I had an awesome experience here! No
one pushed me to buy anything I was not ready to. I did end up buying my dress from here about a week later. I also bought a sample and the girl helping me (Trish) said b/c i wasn't sure, she'd call me if someone else was also interested in it.
My little group loved having run of the store - I tried on everything and anything. It had one of the best selections at a range of prices.
I dealt with Jodi when I went back to buy my gown and she had no problem letting me try everything on again just to make sure.
Very comfortable, fun experience. Can't wait to wear my dress!
Top Notch Choice.
Since the first day I walked into White and was greeted by Jodi, I've always felt relaxed and at home. It was by far, the best experience I had while wedding dress shopping for numerous reasons. Her laid back personality, but honest and confident outlook on bridal fashion makes you feel comfortable and trusting. The fact that she gives you the freedom to pick your own gowns (dirty or not they are sample dresses PEOPLE and to her defense..very popular), dress yourself (which is a rarity), and model it as she adds her feedback allows for a comforting and thorough visit. She is not pushy or over bearing when it comes to deciding to purchase either. Jodi actually encouraged me to look else where to make sure I was getting the full spectrum of choices and to come back again if I'd like. I NEVER heard this from the other stores I visited. She followed up with a simple email and avoided the pressing repetitive phone calls. I actually visited White on 3 different occasions before my final decision and Jodi was overly patient and helpful every time.
In my sole opinion, I believe Jodi has one-upped her competitors for the unique fact that she offers her own designs in addition to top designers. As a bride who wants to stand out on her day, I was looking for a non-comparable and standout dress that is not offered anywhere else. Jodi gives this option for a customized dress; offering changes and additions as wished.
I have encouraged many and will continue to recommend brides searching for the best bridal designs under a relaxing setting to White. Thanks Jodi for all allowing us to feel special.
BEST Wedding Dress Purchase.
My experience at White was by far the best and most relaxing experience I had out of all of the Charleston Boutiques that I visited. (Hence the reason that I purchased my dress from there) Jodi made me feel like a princess. The things that I loved the most about her were her honesty, extensive fashion knowledge, and amazing personality. I also loved how she used pins to fit the dress as closely as possible to my size instead of those tacky chip clips that all of the other stores use.
She also didn't require that she dress me like some of the other boutiques did. They don't let you touch the dresses nor put them on with out their assistance and it is extremely akward and uncomfortable to have to be nude infront of some random woman.
Because of my fabulous experience at White, I have sent EVERY friend and family member to Jodi when in need of a gown. My older sister recently got engaged and the ONLY place she was willing to dry on dresses was at White. Not only because of how wonderful Jodi is, but also her variety of dresses she has to offer.
As a local living in Charleston I visited every gown boutique before my appointment at White and I definitely saved the best for last. I would not reccomend getting your dress from anywhere else.
White- Wonderful, Inviting, Joyful experience!!!.
I want to personally thank Jodi, for a wonderful afternoon at her beautiful boutique, White.
I joined my daughter, her future mother-in-law, maid of honor, bridesmaid, and 2 grandmothers, in Charleston, for a girls weekend. The main purpose for all of us meeting, was to celebrate my daughters engagement, and find her a wedding dress. The entire weekend was perfect! The icing on the cake, was our appointment at
The only bad experience was with out first appointment, at Gown, also on Daniel Island. We ALL left feeling drained and like we were an imposition. It was not a good experience. The only time I felt like my daughter was being attended to, was when we informed them that we had another appointment, at White. All of a sudden, dresses where being brought to her dressing room, one after another. By that time, I was over the inconsiderate way my daughter was being ignored. In fact, it was miserable for ALL of us.
Thankfully, our experience at White was completely different. Jodi was very excited to have us ALL in attendance, and did not schedule another appointment while we were there. She wanted ALL of us to take part in this special time. Jodi immediately let my daughter know that she was able to try on as many dresses as she wanted, and to relax and take her time. She had wonderful ideas to make any of the dresses, exactly what my daughter wanted. She had a huge basket of wonderful accessories to try with the gowns. Her selection was amazing.
As a mom, I felt like my daughter was being treated like a princess. Not once did I feel rushed, stressed or pressured. I could tell that she was finally enjoying the experience. The only tears that were shed, were out of pure JOY, when my daughter walked out in the perfect dress. It took my breath away!
She provided champagne, wine, water and soda. Not everyone in our party drinks alcohol, but no one felt left out. We were free to make ourselves at home.
Jodi wants the experience to be about the bride and not about self promotion. Jodi is an amazing designer herself, but I was not aware of that until after my daughter had picked out a dress. I had to ask her to show me which of the gowns were her designs. They are amazing!!!
If you want to have a wonderful experience with your daughter, while picking out the most important dress she will ever wear, I highly recommend White!!! Our entire group got a hug from Jodi as we were leaving. I know, we all knew, we had just gained a friend. What a great feeling to know that my daughter will be dealing with Jodi, if she has any questions or concerns. We are excited to return for the fitting.
Thank you Jodi, for a great afternoon, and creating an environment for a wonderful experience!!
White - Great experience/environment for ALL.
I absolutely LOVED my experience at White. I went to Gown before I went to White..thank goodness I went to White after it was a much better experience.
Jodi was warm welcoming and extremely knowledgeable of the gowns - and she has LEGIT gowns/designers as well. I had a large group of women with me because I was coming from out of town - this was no problem at all. When you make an appointment at White - you have the entire store to yourself - you aren't sharing a mirror with another bride.
She serves champagne which was a plus for me, I needed to be relaxed after leaving Gown. I wanted my guests to be able to sit back relax, have a drink and help me pick out my dress - which is exactly what happened!!
My mother, two grandmothers, aunt, mother-in-law, and two bridesmaids were all with me and the weekend was perfect thanks to Jodi. I purchased my dress from her, which was specially ordered and she is going to tailor it for a few specific requests of mine(different bust, lower back, different sash). I also brought my Mothers wedding gown in and Jodi is making my rehearsal dinner dress from it - priceless!!!
Jodi does not push for tears when you find the dress...she would rather you do a cartwheel instead!! You are getting married!!!! no need for crying - these are HAPPY times.
I love the store and I have told everyone I know that it was the perfect experience to find a dress. Exactly what I've always wanted - the women that mean the most to me were able to have a great experience with me as well.
First off, I absolutely LOVED the owner Jodi. She was extremely welcoming and let us have the run of the shop while we were there. I am shocked at the other reviews because I did not find her in the least pushy..quite the opposite..she let us stay as long as we wanted and at no point did I feel like I was being "sold" which I liked. We had a glass of wine when we finished up, but I would hardly say that was a bad thing..i found it accomodating and so did my bridal party who had traveled to be there.
I did not personally notice anything dirty about the dresses..the shop itself was exceptionally clean and the dresses were in great shape considering they are meant to be tried on by brides day in and day out. The actual gown you get is purchased brand new, so this is something that was typical with the other stores we went to. Compared to the other 3 shops we looked at, the stock dresses to try on were actually in the best shape at White.
I have sent many other friends of mine to Jodi and have only heard good things. From start to finish I had a wonderful experience and my wedding day was the icing on the cake :) I am a southern girl and I especially like family owned and run stores.
Disappointing. Brides -- you can do better. The gowns were filthy, covered with make-up stains and hand prints. The owner, Jodi, actually kicked a gown across the floor as we walked in. She was much more interesting in pouring herself a glass of champagne than she was in the condition of her gowns. She might be a great girl to go out partying with, but was unprofessional to the max in her own shop. We left without trying on even one gown.
Bride Beware!. I agree with the reviews below about Jodi being a delightful person; however, she is much more interested in pouring you a martini and playing with fabric from her scrap box then actually assisting you with finding a dress to fit you. Yes, the dresses are slightly dirty. It shouldn't be an issue since she offered to have it steamed once you purchase it. My issue came with her lack of knowledge regarding the dress she apparently designed. She had no reason to sell me a dress that could be "easily altered" to fit me, when in reality, the way she was suggesting to alter it would compromise the structure of the dress itself. Jodi will let you play dress up for as long as you like, and that it was nice to have that freedom to try on dresses. However, unless you find the dress in her store that fits you PERFECTLY the day you try it on, do NOT purchase a dress from her. You will end up paying more in alteration costs trying to fix a mistake that wouldn't have been made if the designer really knew the ins and outs of her product.
What happend to this boutique?. Absolutely taken aback by the condition of the gowns. I've never seen gowns so dirty. I visited this store three years ago and it was lovely, recommened it to a friend, and WOW, what a difference three years makes! Jodi was helpful and accommodating, albeit pushy.
happy enviornment. jodi is a helpful, happy person who has amazing taste in dresses. i tried on over 15 dresses and i adored them all!!!! so many choices and possiblties!!! the dress i bought was sooooooooo pretty and the store was welcoming and chic!!!! would recomend this to all my girlfriends visiting Charleston shopping for their wedding gowns. great store, attitude, and enviornment! recomend!!
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