664-A Long Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC | Directions 2946432.839363 -79.854286
Mon-Sat By Appointment Only
Neighborhoods: Mount Pleasant to Highway 41
The Gown Boutique of Charleston is a mother & daughter team that bring years of business acumen, excellent standards of service, intimate knowledge of fashion & fabrics a passion for weddings. We offer private appointments in which brides can peruse every style of dress imaginable. The designers we carry were selected for their ability to make custom changes & offer brides one-of-a-kind styles. Our V. Marie gowns are designed, constructed & custom fitted from the very beginning in-house and all alterations take place by our full time seamstress to ensure proper fit. The Gown Boutique is the only bridal shop in Charleston that has a full-time seamstress on staff to ensure the perfect fit! We also carry dresses for bridesmaids & mothers. And for the finishing touch you can add the sparkle with our jewelry and accessory line.
Before shopping for my own dress I had visited Gown Boutique of Charleston with three other bride girlfriends of mine all with wonderful experiences.
When I visited the Gown Boutique of Charleston I wasn't expecting to leave that day with a dress. I walked in and the first dress I saw I thought "ew, I really don't like THAT dress." Well after Emily listened to what I wanted and I told her I would be open to try different dresses she recommended the exact dress up front that I said ew to. Well, guess what dress I ended up walking out with?? :) I couldn't decide between a lace A-line or a beautiful satin ball gown and Emily listened intently and found me the perfect dress... a combination of the two and now I couldn't be happier!! Then she added the perfect touches to the dress with a beautiful champagne sash and broach on the waist.
I had my first dress fitting yesterday and I love the dress even more than when I tried it on the first time!! They got the sizing absolutely perfect to the point when I put heels on, the length of the dress won't need altering at all!
The girls don't work on commission so they respect your budget and don't push the $6,000 dresses on you when your budget is only $2000. The boutique has a great selection of dresses with a wide array of prices and the quality of the dresses are fantastic! I tried on a dress at another boutique that looked exactly my other dress at the same price and the lace was nowhere near the quality of the lace at the Gown Boutique.
All in all... I would highly recommend the Gown Boutique of Charleston for any brides!
Ladies! If you are looking for a Wedding dress you absolutely must go to Gown Boutique of Charleston. I couldn't possibly be happier with my experience there and would recommend them 100%!! I was one of those confused brides who thought I knew the style I wanted but then as I started trying on dresses I realized there were many different looks I liked and I was really getting pretty overwhelmed by the process, but Emily (the stylist who I worked with there) helped me talk through the look and feel I wanted for my wedding day and venue, and in the end I decided on a gorgeous ivory/champagne lace gown which I know is just the perfect dress for me and I CAN'T WAIT to wear it! It's funny because the dress I ended up buying is exactly what I originally thought I wanted but I really appreciated Emily's help in encouraging me to try on a few different looks as she kept reminding me about what I told her I envisioned all along. She is fabulous!
And I just can't say enough about how gorgeous this salon is. You walk in and it is just a stunning place, I love the colors they used and it's a very clean and uncluttered space (unlike a lot of other salon's I've been to) the ladies there are very friendly and they don't overschedule appointments so you really feel like they are focused on you. I also met Terri the owner who was very nice and helpful in answering questions and she was so appreciative of my business which was refreshing.
I was so happy with my experience there I also ordered my bridesmaid dresses through them.
Please go check them out, you will be so happy you did, they made this experience such an amazing one for me!
Wonderful experience! I had heard such good things about this shop that I drove from out of town to buy my dress even though I did not get married in Charleston. The owner personally helped me. Even though I was an older bride and not looking for the traditional white wedding dress, she helped me find the perfect dress. She spent a lot of time with me and never made me feel rushed. The alterations were done perfectly even though we made some changes to the dress. The owner cared enough to ask the needed questions to find out exactly what I was looking for and then was able to recommend appropriately. Everyone that I met in the store was helpful and knowledgable . I would highly recommend buying the perfect dress at this shop!
Wonderful Experience! I was recently married in downtown Charleston, SC. Being from Boston, MA, I was very torn as to where to buy my dress. I can say with 100% confidence that I made the best decision by purchasing my gown at the Gown Boutique of Charleston! Not only is the shop beautiful and the owners and staff extremely friendly, knowledgeable and professional, they also have a vast array of exquisite wedding gowns on site! They made me feel like their only client each and every time I was there for a fitting. They also alleviated any concerns I ever had throughout the process of my dress not looking perfect; turns out it did! My beautiful dress was perfectly fit for me, and I received so many compliments from my family and friends. They have prices to fit every budget, and even helped me accessorize with a sash, veil and broach. I was also able to drop my dress off after the wedding for them to send off and be preserved. They made everything so easy and seamless and I am so glad I made the best choice by buying my perfect wedding dress from the Gown Boutique of Charleston!! ~Courtney S.
I can not speak for all that work at the boutique, however the owner is one of the rudest and one of the meanest people I have ever encountered. It is a shame. Mount Pleasant and the Charleston area are known for how friendly people are and this person is not. My dress was bought at a different lovely boutique all the way across Charleston.
Great for out of town brides :) – The ladies at the Gown Boutique made my wedding day PERFECT!! I only had 7 months to get my dress in and fitted for a wedding in Florida. Not only did they get it in on time but the first dress fitting the size was almost perfect! By the second dress fitting the dress was perfect and I was headed home to Florida with it a month before the wedding! They worked hard to make sure I had everything I needed in time! Such a pleasure to work with!!!!! People couldn't stop talking about how gorgeous the dress was! Thank you so much ladies!!!
I am still beaming... – I had the most wonderful experience at Gown Boutique this weekend. I wanted to run to my computer as soon as possible to rave over the Boutique and staff. I set up an appointment with Emily (who is an absolute doll!) at 4:30. She and the owner Terri made me feel like I was the only bride in the world. I ended up staying until after 7 and they did not make me feel rushed at all. I filled out a questionaire before I went in and Emily had dresses waiting for me. I had already been to other places where I had to walk around and pick out my own and it was very overwhelming. They respect your budget range and do not pressure you into anything. I found the PERFECT dress (which was actually below my budget!!) but had one more place my mom and I wanted to go the next day. They were completely booked the next day and were so busy, however, I knew I needed to try on the dress one more time. Terri took me back immediately and I knew it was the one. I cannot rave enough about Gown and I am making appointments for my mother and bridesmaids to try on dresses as well so that they can have the wonderful experience I had!
TERRIBLE EXPERIENCE – The Stars were NOT shining at this pretentious venue. Perhaps 5 stars can be awarded for rudeness, artless attempts at condescension and inappropriate behavior by the proprietress, Terri. Mother Theresa she's not. While the gown selection was weak, our disappointment was that by the time she showed her true colors, my daughter's wedding was one day away. This is not a good option for any discerning shopper who wishes to include professional service and courteous demeanor on their wish list. Mary Gilsenan, Daniel Island SC
Perfect Experience – My visit to the Gown Boutique of Charleston was EXCELLENT from start to finish. I called to make my appointment on the phone - pretty last minute on my part. I live in Ohio and was making a quick trip to Charleston just 2 days later. Emily answered the phone and was so excited for my engagement. Unfortunately, they were all booked for that day, but she told me she would see what she could do since we were from out of town and get back to me. A little while later, she called me back to say that she had moved some things around and would fit me in!
When my mom and I arrived, the space was beautiful and immaculate with plenty of big mirrors and good lighting for trying on. This was my 5th visit to bridal boutiques...and may I add that 2 of those shops were very high end...but this place was so much better than all the others. Krista and Emily were both super-friendly and hospitable. Not only that, but right away we were told that a bride can find her dream dress in any price range (different than 2 other shops I'd visited where the dresses started at around $4000!).
After my mom and I were given mimosas and chocolate, we chatted a bit about what I wanted and Emily helped me pick out the right dresses in my price range. Their selection is so wonderful! The worst dress at this shop looked better on me than the best dress at the other 4 boutiques I'd visited! I cannot rave enough about this wonderful place! I was able to finally pick my favorite (I got a sample dress) and walked out of the store with my dress and a gift-bag to celebrate the purchase.
Girls, start your search here and you will need to look no further!!
A Class Act – My daughter and I went shopping for her wedding gown at Gown Boutique, and found it to be a wonderful experience! Both Terri and Krista were amazing. They let my daughter take her time looking at the gowns, and never pressured her into something she did not want. She fell in love with the very first gown she tried on, but wanted to look at others just to "make sure". Terri and Krista had no problem with that, and helped her try on a variety of styles. However, she kept coming back to that very first gown. Although it was not the most expensive gown in the shop, we never felt pressured to purchase anything else. It was the gown that made my daughter happy, and that was all that mattered to the owners.
The display gowns in Gown Boutique are kept in pristine condition. They are handled with care by the owners, and are free of make-up stains and dirty hand marks. The same cannot be said of a second bridal shop we visited. We had previously booked an appointment at a competing gown salon, and felt obligated to at least take a look at their selection. Gone was the professionalism and southern charm that was ever-present at Gown Boutique. The owner of this competing salon was crass, and actually kicked a gown across the floor as we walked in. All of her gowns were covered with make-up stains and hand prints. Needless to say, my daughter did not try on even one gown in this store. Instead, she immediately called Terri and asked to return to Gown Boutique to purchase the very first gown she tried on!
I cannot recommend Gown Boutique enough. Their store is beautiful, with a very large selection of gowns to chose from. If you are searching for bridal, bridesmaid, or mother-of-the-bride gowns, you will not be disappointed. You will be treated with respect and will experience a true class act.
Thank you Terri and Krista!
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