Friday, December 23, 2011

New in store: Bernadette

We are starting to see more and more lace from our favorite designers but brides are always asking for a straight silhouette. So where do you find such a beautiful combination? The Perfect Dress is happy to announce that we now carry the Bernadette by Maggie Sottero. This slim lace gown is absolutely gorgeous with its open keyhole back, empire waist and Swarovski beads scattered over a scalloped lace.

Make an appointment to see this and other great lace gowns at 801.568.3737.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

New in store: Relato

We love this time of year in the store because it means we are starting to get all of our new samples for 2012! New in the store we have the Relato by San Patrick. This ballgown combines folded Torino taffeta with a delicate Spanish lace in a unique and sophisticated way. Make an appointment today, to be the first to try it on!

6973 South 1300 East Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Black Friday Semi Annual Sample Sale

Did you think Black Friday sales were only about getting electronics for great prices?
Have you ever considered getting your wedding gown at Black Friday prices?
Mark your calendars and spread the word, because The Perfect Dress is having our semi annual sample sale on Black Friday!

Doors open November 25th at 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm.

Open extended hours Saturday November 26th
10:00 am - 7:00 pm

*Only the first 15 customers, on Friday, will receive a certificate for an additional $100 off
any sample gown.
(some restrictions may apply)

Amazing bridal gowns from your favorite designers starting at $299.

Also on sale: bridal belts, bolero jackets, bridesmaids dresses, and mother of the bride/groom dresses.

Call for an appointment, times fill up quickly!

6973 South 1300 East
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Don't fall for that "Great internet deal"

When planning a wedding the budget can sometimes be the most difficult part. Brides are always trying to make sure they stay within their budget boundaries while still finding the perfect dress. Because of this, a lot of brides turn to online deals to ease their pocket books. After receiving too many phone calls and E-mails about ruined wedding dress stories, The Perfect Dress is here to tell you why the online deal is too good to be true. Even our designers are trying to spread the word. Maggie Sottero includes this link to help brides find the dress they love.

Candace came to us after exhausting her funds on purchasing a wedding gown at a previous store and online. Her friends came together to help her find the right dress with a new budget and a new hope of getting the dress of her dreams. This is her story:

"My search for the Wedding Dress of my Dreams began even before I became engaged.  I went to my first shop and felt a lot of pressure to put a down payment on a dress I liked Ok.  I realized quickly that you shouldn’t just like your dress just “Ok” so I got out of the contract, but not without losing $180.  I felt slightly panicked and a girl suggested looking online for a wedding dress from the designers I loved.

I went to an online store called “” and the dresses were exquisite – not to mention super cheap!  No dress I could see was over $500 and I was in awe that the pictures were still the Designer’s pictures.  The dresses were ‘copied’ after the designer dresses, and they ‘guaranteed’ it to arrive in a timely manner as well as perfectly sewn to order.

I ordered a dress I had found in another bridal shop by my favorite designer – Justin Alexander – and it cost me only $300!  (Rushed shipping and all!) I should have known that it sounded too good to be true… The packaged dress came in a UPS vacuum-sealed bag. I was a bit worried about the wrinkles, but my worry turned to despair and anxiety when I saw what came out of the bag. 

Sequin were sewn ALL OVER MY DRESS & were in place of the diamonds & beading.  SEQUINS.  Nowhere on the website did it mention such substitutions!  It claimed to be almost EXACT to the designer’s dress.  Also, the stitching was in plain view – and the string was Ivory while my dress was stark white.  The material was a very cheap taffeta and I had ordered “natural silk”.

I was in awe of my own stupidity. I had been royally ripped off.  I quickly emailed the company (which was only reachable by phone during 1am to 7am since they were in China).  They responded back with a nasty email replying they had sent me exactly what I had ordered, and if that wasn’t the case – I had to “Prove It” by taking a picture of it and sending it to them and THEN they would decide if I could send it back for a refund (less the $55 shipping of course).  It was a nightmare and I was heart-broken.  Not only was I sure they wouldn’t care to refund my dress, but I knew I didn’t have enough time to send it in and get another dress back.  (I was 2 ½ months away from my wedding date at this point)

Naturally, I cried to my friends about the issue. They banded together and approached several bridal shops with my disastrous story in hopes of help and a solution with such short notice.  The Perfect Dress saved the day by helping me find my dream dress and making it affordable for my friends to purchase as a gift to me!!  The Perfect Dress was patient with me and worked hard to get me the dress I wanted in the time I needed!  Couldn’t ask for more wonderful service!!

Thank you ‘The Perfect Dress’ for being kind, understanding, and well, for helping me find THE PERFECT DRESS. 

May this be a warning to all present & future Brides:  IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE – Trust me, IT IS!!  Online ordering is never the way to go! (unless the Bridal shop does it for you)"

Below are a few pictures of the dress Candace found at The Perfect Dress. She looks absolutely beautiful! Also, come in to the store to check out the dress that Candace purchased online and compare it to what it should have looked like.

Congratulations Candace! We're so glad you were able to find the perfect dress!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New in store: Sabina by Alma Novia

We are proud to announce that we now carry Alma Novia and Luna Novias from the Rosa Clara line here at The Perfect Dress! All samples from the 2012 collection are in, and we are excited to see them on our beautiful brides. This exclusive designer is based out of Spain, and creates a unique look with simple design and luxurious fabrics. 

Our first gown combines classic with modern in a dropped waist ballgown with dotted English netting and a soft beaded lace.

To make an appointment call 801-568-3737
6973 South 1300 East
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047

Friday, September 30, 2011

Bride Feature: Nicole Baer Pace

We are excited to share a little bit about the beautiful Nicole. She ordered a gorgeous Sottero and Midgley gown (JSM 1103) and had a bolero added. Here are some things she said about her special day:

Trevor Scott Pace and Nicole Baer Pace
Married May 6, 2011
in the Salt Lake Temple with reception at Noah's in South Jordan

1. Tell us a little bit about working with your seamstress and adding sleeves.
             She did an amazing job and did exactly what I wanted.

 2. Tell us about your experience picking the dress.
             Picking the dress was like I had always imagined it would be like!
3. How did your dress influence the rest of your wedding plans?
           My dress influenced what I did with my hair, the coloring of the men's suites, and also the kind of  flowers I picked.
4. What was Trevor's reaction to your dress?
         When Trevor first saw me in my dress he said, "Oh my goodness you look SO beautiful and your dress is perfect! I love it!" He then continued to tell me a million times throughout the day how beautiful I was and how much he loved my dress. (He is pretty opinionated with style and he even wanted to help me pick out my dress, but I told him no---so he said that I couldn't have picked a more perfect dress haha)
5.What was your favorite part of the day?
          Well it's hard to pick out my favorite part of the day, because I just loved the whole day-it was perfect. I would have to say Trevor's reaction to seeing me would probably have to be it.
6. If you could give any advice to a bride looking for her perfect dress what would you tell her?
          Try on things you wouldn't normally think to try on. That doesn't mean you have to try on everything in the store. Pick out ones you love from the rack, but then also pick out ones you think you might like, because you never know how it will look on. And plus, sometimes the styles you might not necessarily pick out first for yourself, just might be what looks the best on you or makes you look amazing!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

New in store: Pronovias belt 353

Pronovias never ceases to amaze us with their hand beaded belts. Their 2012 collection is no exception. Add this to any dress to accentuate your waist and add a little sparkle. This flower belt adds a unique detail to finish the look of your gown.

Belt 353

Check back soon to see more new belts and boleros we've received from Pronovias!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Open House

Come join us for an open house at The Woods on Ninth! 

Come visit our table to see some of the great designers we carry, fabulous jewelry, and to receive a special discount to use in the store

We'll be there along with other bridal vendors to help plan the rest of your special day on the 31st of August, from 4 pm to 7 pm. 

The Woods on Ninth: 6775 South 900 East Midvale, Utah 84047

Friday, August 26, 2011


Welcome to our new blog! We're so excited to have you with us. Follow us to see what's new in the store and what the new and upcoming fashions include. We will also get a chance to feature some of our happy brides who have visited our store, and keep you updated with upcoming events. Check out some of the designers we carry...










Like what you see? Call us to make an appointment! 801.568.3737. Feel free to click on the designer names to see more beautiful dresses!