Las Vegas bridal salons just became a little more chic, thanks to the recent opening of Encore Bridal Boutique on Spring Mountain Road. With a relaxing atmosphere and dedicated staff, Encore Bridal Boutique offers scores of pre-owned, consignment, overstock, and sample bridal gowns all in excellent condition for affordable prices. For Las Vegas brides, it’s the perfect place to find one-on-one service with an experienced bridal gown consultant and plenty of opportunities to discover the dream dress.
“We really pride ourselves on working one-on-one with each of our brides,” Julie Waller, owner and gown consultant at Encore Bridal Boutique, said in a recent interview with Bridal Spectacular.
While Julie and her husband opened this chic boutique in November 2011, they’ve already acquired a vast selection of bridal gowns, including designer dresses by Vera Wang, Carolina Herrera, Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee, Alfred Angelo, and Pnina Tornai.
“I carry a lot of designers,” Waller said. “I get new stuff in all the time.”
Waller’s collection includes gowns she has purchased from overstocked salons, once-wed gowns on consignment, and even never-before-worn “second gowns” from brides who decided to change their gowns to better fit the tones of their Las Vegas weddings.
“I have people come in who bought two dresses, so they have brand new gowns,” Waller said. “In fact, I probably only have a handful that have been previously worn.”
With Waller’s high standards for pre-owned gowns, brides who buy from Encore Bridal Boutique are guaranteed breathtaking, high-quality dresses for their wedding days.
“What makes us different than other boutiques is mostly the amount of dress you get for your money,” Waller said. “Most of my dresses are priced between 40% and 70%-off retail. And it’s all off the rack. We don’t order … and the price reflects that.”
While prices for these designer gowns range from $99 to just over $4000, most brides can find their dresses at Encore Bridal within the affordable range of $400-$700. Then as brides find options to fit their budgets and personal styles, they’ll also receive exceptional treatment and genuine customer service through every appointment.
“You get hands-on attention from me,” Waller said. “I’m always the one who does the appointments. That way, if you call back or a bride has a question, I can always help.”
With this personal attention, Waller and brides are able to develop a connection that allows brides to receive exactly what they need.
“Brides sometimes send me pictures of gowns,” Waller said. “So sometimes I can track things down like that because I visit a lot of other boutiques. So because it really is such a small company, there’s a lot of details and things that I can do with people.”
This unique partnership and gentle care also extends to bridal gown fittings and the in-boutique experience.
“It’s a larger space, but the boutique itself is small in the front,” Waller said. “So it’s a very intimate experience. … Then in the back, I have about 300 to 400 gowns in a warehouse space. There’s a lot of different selection, with sizes from 0 to 24. Then you just get the time and energy from me.”
With Waller’s eye for detail, expansive dress selection, and ability to even insert corset backs to transform gowns into larger sizes, brides can find the perfect fits for their measurements and the ideal designs to reflect their personal styles.
“I really enjoy it,” Waller said. “I love helping someone. And even if they don’t end up buying a dress from me, I just like the experience of meeting people, just working with them is really, really fun.”
With Waller’s zest for life and expertise in her field, the fact her business is completely environmentally-friendly makes her new boutique all the more thriving.
“It’s a green company,” Waller said. “We are not producing new gowns for our boutique. They are all previously owned, either by a boutique or by a person. … Everything is recycled in that sense.”
With this benefit for eco-friendly brides, the designer gown variety for fashion-savvy brides, and the ability to select affordable wedding dresses without any stresses, Encore Bridal Boutique truly offers a worthwhile, one-of-kind experience where any bride-to-be can find her perfect fit.
Las Vegas brides, to schedule an appointment at Encore Bridal Boutique, please call Julie Waller at 702-306-3591. To learn more information, also visit Encore Bridal Boutique’s website or e-mail Julie Waller at [email protected].
For further information on additional Las Vegas wedding dress stores and bridal salons, please visit the official website of Bridal Spectacular.
Author: Allyson Siwjian © 2012
Photographs: Encore Bridal Boutique, as seen on Encore Bridal Boutique’s website and Facebook Fan Page