Gilded Social
Special order bridesmaids and other dresses

Special Order Dresses For All Your Fancy Occasions

Our collections are designed with bridesmaids in mind!  Using the latest trends in style and color, our designers showcase the top looks in the wedding industry.

Our Designers

About Special Order Dresses

Special ordering allows the customer to select any style, in any color, in any size - guaranteeing a perfectly cohesive group look.

Our Process

Shopping with us typically begins with a scheduled appointment when a dedicated stylist will help you find the perfect look amongst our selection.

Schedule an Appointment

For Brides, Too

Not just for bridesmaids, most of our styles can be ordered in white or ivory, making them a great rehearsal dinner dress or lower price point bridal gown option.

Photo: Megan Noll Photography | Bride: Dr. Melissa Brown Price | Dresses: Amsale | Florals: Furst the Florist

Gilded Social sells to women of all ages - flower girls and communion, high school seniors and grads, bridesmaids, rehearsal dinners, and mothers

Style For All Ages ~ Girls, Grads, Maids, & Moms

While bridesmaids have always been our most popular customers, we style women and girls of all ages for all fancy occasions!  Here are a few of the different fancy occasions and honored guests we can outfit:

Toddlers & Girls

  • Flower Girls

  • First Communions

Teens & Young Adults

  • Bat Mitzvahs

  • Junior Bridesmaids

  • Homecomings and Proms

  • Private School Graduations

  • Sorority and College Formals

Ladies & Mothers

  • Mothers of the Bride or Groom

  • Fundraising Galas

Photo: Jenna Powers Photography | Model: Tanya's Mom! | Dress: Adrianna Papell | Location: Zurie

At Gilded Social we have a plus size sample in every bridesmaid dress line we carry

In All Shapes and Sizes!

Shopping special order means that we generally have one dress sample for each style we carry ~ in only one size and color.  Samples are meant for trying on to get the general look of the dress before purchasing your exact specifications.


In the past, that has meant that if you wore higher than a size 12 or 14, you may not have been able to participate in the shopping process.


At Gilded Social, we're super proud of the fact that we have a plus size dress sample in EVERY line that we carry!

That means that more women can shop with their friends, try our dresses on and feel comfortable in the designer's cut.  We hope it brings more gals through our doors who once feared leaving someone out or feeling not valued as a customer.

Photo: Style & Story | Model: Wedding planner, Natasha Churches of Perfectly Planned Weddings | Dress: Amsale Nouvelle | Location: The Estate at New Albany

Purchase discontinued sample dresses from Gilded Social off the rack for $75
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Discontinued Samples Off the Rack for just $75*

Every season, designers discontinue styles for special order creating a jackpot opportunity for our customers!  These samples are one off gowns, meaning they are perfect for mix & match bridal parties or just a fancy night out.

Shop our Back Room

We display our discontinued samples in our back room for easy off the rack shopping. To shop on the weekends, we recommend scheduling an appointment to ensure we have a fitting room available. We take walk ins during the week! Want to preview our selection? Head to our Instagram story highlights for photos!

Quarterly Sample Sales

Four times a year, we bring our samples onto the shop floor, making it that much easier to see what's been newly added to our sale racks. No appointment is required during our Sample Sales. CLICK FOR OUR NEXT SALE DATES


  • Discontinued and reordered dress samples ~ $75

  • Discontinued separates ~ $50

  • Select and unworn reorders, flower girl, and Adrianna Papell gowns ~ 50% off retail price

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Do Good, Feel Good, & Save.

Fairy Goodmothers is dedicated to promoting confidence and self-esteem in Central Ohio High School girls. They collect and provide formal dresses and accessories to those who lack the means to purchase these items for themselves, thus enabling these girls to attend Prom and feel special during this exciting time.

We are the OFFICIAL downtown donation location for Fairy Goodmothers

Have no plans for that dress once your fancy occasion is over? Make some sweet Columbus high schooler’s PROM dreams come true when you donate a dress to Cinderella’s Closet Boutique hosted by Fairy Goodmothers.

Bring your dress to us to donatE and get $25 OFF a sample sale dress!*

Shop that day, shop later, just donate and save. Plus, it feels good to do good, and we’re in the business of feeling good.

*Discount good for one year from donation date. Limit one donation credit per sample sale dress purchased. Donations must be new or gently used PROM appropriate formal wear. You do not need to be a customer to donate. Receipts for tax deduction purposes will be provided upon request.

Rent a sample dress for an elegant photo shoot

Sample Dress Rentals for Photo Shoots

Looking for a specific or unique look for your next photo shoot?  Quit hawking Rent the Runway only to be disappointed when it arrives with no time to spare!


  • Engagement photos

  • Family portraits

  • Maternity photos

  • Senior pictures

  • Ad campaign photos {as pictured!}

Schedule a try on appointment ahead of your shoot to find a look that fits perfectly within your photo shoot vision.  Once you've selected a dress or two, we'll make sure they are ready for pick up before your shoot.

Schedule an Appointment

BASIC Details

One look is $60, two looks are $90.  Rentals are for 48 hours and include standard cleaning.  Samples can't be altered, but we'll make sure it fits with clips!

Photo: Abigail Fredelake of The Scout Guide Columbus | Models: Team Dr. Robert Heck of Columbus Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery | Location: Franklin Park Conservatory

Rent our shop space if you need somewhere to get ready before your wedding

Pre-Wedding Space Rentals

When a hotel suite isn't in the budget and your house just won't work, get your Gilded Tribe glammed up for your wedding at Gilded Social!

We have lovely dressing rooms, big huge mirrors, lounge space to hang out on, and the perfect wall to display all your pretty dresses on.

For Hair, Makeup, and Mimosas

Bring your own hair and makeup pros or do it yourself to make up your gorgeous selves.

You're also welcome to bring food and beverages, or we can work with neighborhood businesses like Due Amici or Cafe Brioso to cater for you!

What Else is Included

  • Our In Case of Emergency Bridal Suite Box, which you can take with you for last minute emergencies throughout the day

  • A make your own mimosa bar

  • Gilded Social staff to help with set up and clean up

Sound perfect?  Click to inquire

Photo: Aperture Photos | Bride: Abby Boals | Hair: The Bride Bar

Order custom gifts for your bride from Gilded Social

Custom Gilded Gifts

There are so many gifts given throughout the engagement and wedding experience that sometimes it can be hard to keep track, but we can help!

Our gift boxes are collections of small, useful, colorful gift items, neatly packaged in a gorgeous hand-lined kraft box that ties the whole look together and gives it tons of personality.


BRIDES and BRIDESMAIDS {of course}, groomsmen, parent, shower and party hosts, out of town guests, vendors, basically anyone and everyone who plays a role leading up to the big day.


We have two gifting options: ready-made boxes or custom boxes to fit your budget and style.  



Fill out our inquiry form, and we'll get in touch with you to discuss, quote, and finalize your order.  Check out our gallery for sample gift collections and complimenting lid-liners!

Inspo Gallery & Inquiry Form

Photo: Jenna Powers Photography