With wedding season April through October, brides and their parties are looking for all of the details necessary for the big day.
The Wedding Gallery of Williamston is a shop that has been open for about three years, right in the heart of the small town.
With hundreds of wedding dresses, bridesmaids’ dresses, accessories, and more, they try to be a one-stop shop for anyone this wedding season.
Sharone Martin, an assistant who has been there since they opened, emphasized how they prepare for the upcoming season.
“We bring in as many new dresses as possible. We make sure things are sorted out and ready to go. We even do specials the first few weeks to get the season going,” Martin said.
Advertised on their social media, as well as with signs around the town, the shop is currently offering 50% off everything to start off the first few weeks.
Not only do the specials bring in more customers, but Martin explained they allow for the word to be spread around town about the shop.
“We try to get the gals in here. We want them to come in here and say yes to the dress and spread how much they love it here,” Martin said.
Another employee, Devin Taylor, has been at the bridal shop for two months, also working at the floral shop down the street. She expressed how these next few months are hectic.
“Business gets so busy and people start to see their wedding is coming sooner than they realized. It’s crucial to plan ahead,” Taylor said.
The gallery workers emphasized how they try to make everything special for the bride-to-be’s and how everything is so much fun to be a part of.
“I love watching the moment people find their dress. It’s special to see them get emotional when they find something they like that much,” Taylor said.
The store also carries homecoming and prom dresses in the lower level. In addition to this, they have shoes, purses, and jewelry.
A local, Emily Beumiste, likes to browse through the shop when she can.
“I got my prom dress here and ever since, I always like to see what else they have. There’s always a new variety and I love trying things on for fun,” Beumiste said.
The wedding gallery will continue to update their Facebook page throughout the wedding season with new arrivals and specials in the shop.