"I love Urban Set Bride and I would highly recommend anyone in the DC-MD-VA region to visit! Urban Set was the last of 6 bridal boutiques that I went to--the first 4 of which were in the DC-area where I live, but my wedding took place in Richmond (my hometown). I absolutely knew I had finally found the perfect dress at Urban Set Bride, and I would have avoided so much stress if I had gone there first. Not just because I found my dress there, but because of the entire experience.
The private appointments were key for me--at Urban Set, you get undivided, one-on-one attention and you don't have to deal with the crowds or unsolicited comments from other people's entourages. Urban Set had the most varied and memorable selection I had seen in my budget range ($1,000-$2,000). And to top it all off, Christine was extremely easy and fun to talk to, knowledgeable about the gowns, and didn't put any pressure on me to buy a gown just so she could make a sale (I actually left my first appointment torn between two gowns there).
I also liked that Urban Set had two recommended seamstresses. This is an all-around great bridal boutique and it was certainly worth the trip!"
"Wow! What can I say about this dynamic Mother/Daughter business? Being a first-time bride, in spite of not being in my 20s, I still wanted a wedding gown! In researching shops in town, I came across an article about this one and just had to make an appointment. I love that they take appointments and you're the only client during that time.
I didn't think I would be an easy fit as I'm plus size and not so tall. Jennifer patiently let me try the gowns I thought would be figure flattering. (None of which were.) She then brought out the ones she knew would be best and I was beginning to feel like the beautiful bride everyone wants to feel like. I found the 'one' and she encouraged me to go home and have some vino and think it overnight. I did and returned the next day to purchase.
My gown came in a week early and I picked it up yesterday and it's every bit as beautiful as I remember and I cannot wait to WOW on my wedding day!
Thank you Jennifer and Christine. You all translated my little girl wedding dreams into a better reality than I could have imagined! xoxo."
"Thank you so so much for such a wonderful experience today! I was so nervous going in to shop for a dress for the first time, but Jennifer had me feeling so comfortable and like an absolute princess. I love that they shut the shop down just for me!! I ended up walking away with the dress of my dreams after two hours. There was no pressure at all to buy a dress, and I found the most beautiful dress in the world! Thank ya'll so much for making me feel so beautiful (and for putting up with my mom after a whole bottle of champagne haha!)"
"Walking into Urban Set for my appointment with Christine was HANDS DOWN THE BEST dress shopping decision ever. It has honestly been my favorite part of wedding planning and it's all because of this fabulous Church Hill shop. Christine made everything stress free (which all brides need), SO FUN and definitely didn't push me into anything which was such a breath of fresh air!
My Mom, two friends and I got to pick out about 12 dresses that we loved most and I tried all of them on. When we fell in love with a dress, Christine urged me to get as many pictures in it as possible, look them over that evening and sleep on it before making a decision. I feel like other places are dying for you to sign the dotted line to sell a dress on the spot. IT'S A WEDDING DRESS- TAKE YOUR TIME, Y'ALL!
Let Christine show you the BEST EXPERIENCE and the way that shopping for your dream gown should be--- gowns that YOU want to try on, pictures so you can see how you look in it, FUN and private appointment with family or friends to help you--- and full attention from the most patient and kind shop owner that truly wants you to pick the best dress for YOU!
I had appointments at two other shops after visiting Urban Set and they were such a disappointment that I couldn't wait to leave and get to the car to email Christine and tell her I was coming back to buy my dream dress from her!
No one could beat the gorgeous gowns she carries or the Urban Set Experience!!"
"I can't say enough good things about this bridal shop. I literally tell everyone I know looking for a wedding dress about these ladies and sincerely hope they go so they can experience what I did. From the moment I set foot in the adorable little remade Church Hill home I could tell it was going to be a different experience than I had at many other bridal salons in Richmond. One of the nicest things about it is they close the entire store for your appointment specifically. No trying on dresses in a giant store with many people gawking at every non so flattering thing you put on. They also have such a range of sizes. I am by no means a skinny-person shamer but bridal sizes run very small and nothing is more discouraging to me than being told there is nothing for me to try on because all the sample sizes are 2's or 4's( which did happen to me in Richmond at more than one place).
Just for a frame of reference I wear a size 10 in women's regularly. At Urban Set, they had something for me to try on in everything I was interested in plus more. Many shops in Richmond start their pricing at 2,000/2,500 dollars. Urban Set has many beautiful options under 1,000. In addition to these things the owners are a mother/daughter pair that are very wonderful and really helped me to take the stress out of finding a dress I liked. They never pressured me to pick faster and even stayed late on both of my appointments because I was so indecisive on which one I wanted.
They also have a wonderful seamstress that they work with/ recommend if you chose to use her. She is very talented and well priced also. She even met me at the Urban Set store for our first appointment. Please make a visit to this shop if you are wedding dress shopping! You will not be disappointed."
"I had the most wonderful experience at Urban Set Bride. Jennifer was so welcoming and fun - even when I brought a whole caravan of family members to my appointment! I had tried on dresses at another store, but this experience was far and above the other. Jennifer was such a big part of that - she suggested gowns she thought I would like and then picked out one or two just for fun. We had a blast and I ended up getting a beautiful gown from them.
Jennifer even gave me a military discount! If you're a bride looking for a fun, personalized experience, please check out Urban Set!"
"I am just going to be completely honest here, I was terrified to go wedding dress shopping. I might have been scared from all of those “Say Yes To The Dress” episodes I used to watch when I was bored. But, I didn’t sleep a wink the night before I went shopping! All these thoughts were racing through my mind, “What if I don’t like anything?” “What if I don’t fit into anything?” “What if everything is too expensive?” or “What if they pressure me to buy something I hate?”. The second question was the biggest fear for me because I am about half way to my goal wedding weight and I was so terrified that none of the samples would fit me! I read so many horror stories on google about everything not fitting!
So, on Saturday morning when I got up to go to my bridal consultation with Urban Set Bride. I was nervous but I knew I needed to be in a positive mood so I cranked up Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars to get in a better mind set. I walked out my door with a smile knowing that I just needed to trust every single AMAZING thing I had heard about Urban Set Bride.
When I arrived for my consult, It was nothing short of stress-free and awesome! Christine really listened to me and what I was looking for! And you know what, I picked out lots of dresses to try on and Christine picked out her favs for me too and I was able to fit into ALL of the samples!! I also have to admit that I looked HOT! I never really think I look that good, but in those dresses, I felt GOOD! I felt like a million bucks in the dress I chose! I walked away feeling excited, confident, and fearless. I conquered dress shopping in one fell swoop, I can conquer the world!
I can’t say enough amazing things about Urban Set Bride. You just have to get up off the couch and GO there, NOW! I felt absolutely no pressure to buy anything and she even told me to go home and think it over to make sure I picked the right one!
I think the biggest selling point for me was that I had a one-on-one appointment with Christine. I felt like a human being and not just another bride trying to find a dress amongst others all at the same time. It was personalized and laid back which are two things I am all about!
All of my 2015 brides or anyone out there who is engaged and reading this, you need to get your dress from Urban Set Bride.
It will be the best decision you ever make besides getting married!"