So you've scheduled your initial dress shopping appointment with us.

We can't wait to meet you!

Shop Note: This post is intended for brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride/groom, or other fancy dress shoppers who are coming into Gilded Social for their INITIAL or RETRY appointment with us to select bridesmaids dresses!

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Thank you so much for scheduling your appointment with Gilded Social! We're thrilled you've thought of us to outfit your big day. Here are a few bits & tips before you arrive. If you have any questions or need more information, don't hesitate to call, email, or text us. We're excited, are you excited?

 How to Find Gilded Social

How to Find us & Where to Park

We're located above Due Amici at 65 East Gay Street in downtown Columbus, Ohio. Walk through the glass doors to the right of our window, and take the elevator to the second floor. Then, we're just around the corner! Parking is available at meters or in the surface lot or garage across the street. Be sure to give yourself enough time to find a spot!

 exclusive dress appointments are 90 minutes

All Yours for 90 Minutes

We've reserved 90 minutes JUST for you, so please call or text us if you are running late. And if you're a bit early, feel free to have a quick beverage or snack at Due Amici until your appointment time. Since we don't have a large waiting area and often our appointments are scheduled back-to-back, we don't want you to feel unattended!

Coming back in to retry styles?  Your dressing room will be reserved for 60 minutes!

 what to bring to your bridesmaid dress shopping experience

What to Bring

You'll be greeted with a little bubbly, but you may bring your own if you'd like. We encourage sashes, tiaras, and other fun details to make the time feel relaxed, special, and celebratory! Brides should bring pictures of her dress and flowers so we can get a feel for the wedding's style and colors. We don't provide shoes during try ons, so everyone should bring some heels to get the full effect.

Coming back in to retry styles?  If your flowers, colors, or other details have changed, bring photos so we can help restyle accordingly.

 get dress shopping ideas from Gilded Social's instagram

Follow us on Instagram for Inspiration

Follow us on Instagram, preview our designer collections, and check out our upcoming events and current promos for a little inspiration! That's the best way to get a feel for what we carry ahead of time. With over 1300 dresses to choose from, it's nice to have a general idea of what you like when you arrive. But no worries if you want to leave the styling totally to us, having an open mind is helpful too!

Coming back in to retry styles? It's worth checking out again! We could have something new or a promo coming soon that helps makes your final decision a cinch!

 Reschedule your dress appointment if needed

Need to Cancel or Reschedule?

Don't forget our cancellation policy requires at least 24 hours notice in order to not be charged a $50 fee. But we get it, life happens! So if something does come up last minute, you may use that $50 towards any future purchase, or we'll happily refund it when you reschedule.

 Gilded Social carries plus-sized bridesmaid dresses

We dig curves here.

Our #gildedtribes come in all shapes and sizes. We're super proud that we have at least one plus-sized sample gown for every line we carry. We are also very experienced in offering options for your pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or postpartum gals. We try to have something for everyone!

 Tanya and Brittany from Gilded Social

We're Brit & Tanya

We're the lead stylist and owner of Gilded Social, and we can't wait to meet you! You'll be working with one of us during your appointment to find that perfect #gildedtribe or #mob look. Let us know what we can do ahead of time to make sure your experience with us is the absolute BEST!

 Chewy - Gilded social's friendly mascot

And this is Chewy

Our sweet little {hypo-allergenic} shop dog loves napping under dresses, playing with kiddos, and chasing squirrels in the park. He's usually in the shop on weekdays and occasionally on the weekends. If that would cause any issue for you, don't hesitate for a minute to tell us.

Thank you, again, for thinking of Gilded Social to outfit your fancy occasion!

We'll see you so soon!