Gowns of Grace: the best hidden gem in the DFW area! I started my wedding gown search in November of 2020 for an August 2021 wedding. After going to EIGHT different appointments at different (highly recommended) salons all around DFW, to say I ...
was defeated was an understatement. It had not been going well. I couldn't find anything I liked, I didn't mesh with some of the consultants, and I was even in tears at one appointment because a consultant told me I was too picky, what I wanted didn't exist, and I just needed to settle for something they had in shop.
After taking a couple of days to regroup, I found Gowns of Grace online. I went in for my appointment (still feeling somewhat defeated) and was greeted by Dani. I explained to her what I wanted, what I had tried, and what my struggles were. She picked out some dresses off the rack, and we began trying them on. With each one, I would give my feedback and explain why they did/didn't meet my dream dress. Instead of just randomly pulling dresses, Dani actually listened and got me closer to what I was looking for. Finally, we came across a dress that I really liked, but it was missing one key element - an open back. Instead of just dismissing that dress altogether, Dani let me know that essentially anything is possible in alterations, and she even proceeded to clip the dress so that I could visualize what it would look like with a revamp of the back. I still to this day do not understand why none of the other consultants/shops even presented this as an option for any of the dresses I had tried on previously. This just shows the level of care and service that GoG provides.
Additionally, I had been going back and forth between a column bottom and a flowy bottom. I loved the bottom of the dress I had on, but was still unsure if that's truly what I wanted. In a game-changing move, Dani recommended that I try a skirt overlay with the dress. Not only did I love how this changed the look of the dress, but it gave me the option to have BOTH looks that I loved. Instantly I felt SO much better about the dress shopping process, but after being so defeated at all of my previous appointments, I wanted to think about this one before pulling the trigger.
I couldn't stop thinking about that dress for the next couple of days, so I went back to purchase it. This time, I worked with Natalie, who was also amazing - super sweet, knowledgeable, and helpful. She also confirmed that the altering of the back of the dress and addition of the skirt overlay was possible.
Fast forward to May 2021, when it was time to start the alterations of my gown. Nancy is the QUEEN of alterations. I think I ended up having eight or nine different appointments, due to completely changing the back as well as some other elements of the dress, as well as creating the skirt overlay. Each time, Nancy was so patient, knowledgeable, and friendly. She always understood what I was asking for/wanted. Even small things that I didn't notice needed to be slightly changed (like small bunching or poofing), Nancy always called out and made sure that it was fixed. The alterations team is truly amazing, and can make anything come to life!
I highly recommend Gowns of Grace to any bride-to-be in the DFW (and surrounding) area. I am so incredibly happy with how my dress turned out, and I know without a doubt it wouldn't have been possible without the amazing team at Gowns of Grace! Thank you so much, Dani, Natalie, and Nancy!