Their year of hard work paid off. Though the bridal boutique is just shy of celebrating their first anniversary, brides from all over the southeast have been flocking to Natchez to find their perfect wedding dress. "Being a small boutique, we have the advantage of spending time with our brides and giving that personal attention to help our brides make the right decisions," says Smith. "Another thing that sets us apart from everyone else is that we are located in Natchez. Usually a small boutique in a small town has more disadvantages than advantages, but for Natchez this is not the case. Natchez is a wedding destination so it makes sense to provide our services here. Natchez has it all!"
The beautiful store is nestled in the heart of Franklin Street in downtown Natchez. "We are in the 'Little Easy' as we Natchezians like to call it!" laughs Smith. The lovely store is in the perfect location. "We are within walking distance from other boutiques, antique malls, flower shops, coffee shops and even a brewery!" smiles Smith. Out-of-town brides have started flocking to Natchez to turn their dress shopping experience into a weekend girls' getaway!
With stunning bridal lines such as Stella York, Lillian West & Justin Alexander, and styles ranging from traditional lace to bohemian, they carry an impressive array of gowns without losing sight of budget! When a bride finds "The Dress," she gets her photograph taken outside of the boutique with a "Yes" sign! Smith smiles, "We try to go above and beyond to make their experience from start to finish the best they could imagine. Every bride should feel special and deserves personal attention regardless of their budget. Its important to not be pushy! We want every bride to walk out of our boutique feeling that they made the right decision. After all, a wedding is the biggest party you will throw yourself and the dress is the most important decision a bride makes!"
The boutique also carries a variety of bridesmaid gowns, Mothers and flower girl dresses and provides Tuxedo Rental. Magnolia Mariée truly provides all of your needs in one friendly, gorgeous space! "We plan to expand our lines each year and venture out into prom and formal wear," says Smith.
We asked Smith to share her advice for the newly engaged bride starting her searching for THE DRESS! She shares three expert tips with us today:
- Keep an open mind! You do not know what you like until you have tried all options on!
- Have a budget. This helps your consultant stay on track & doesn't show you anything outside of your budget that would cause heartache or stress!
- Limit the entourage!! Not that we don't love a party, but to make this important decision you only need the people who care about you and can give constructive criticism! Save the party for your first fitting & then we can pop the bubbly!
Thank you, Jennifer, for sharing more about Magnolia Mariée with us today!! For information on this lovely boutique, please click here!