Verita, A Bridal Boutique
The right wedding dress will make you feel amazing! You will know it is the right one because of how it makes you feel when you put it on, you will smile, feel confident, have butterflies, and possibly shed a tear. That is how you know it is the right dress! Start your dress shopping at Verita Bridal, with Jessica.
Verita is a bridal boutique that specializes in bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, mother’s gowns, and accessories including veils, jewelry, belts, and head pieces. Their bridal gowns range in price from $800-3500 and they have something for all taste levels, and styles!
Meet Jessica Kiss, owner of Verita, A Bridal Boutique, located on Coleman Boulevard in Mt. Pleasant, SC, (what a fantastic last name for a bridal boutique owner, right?) Jessica brings years of experience to her clients working as a store manager, buyer and stylist. Jessica is a people person, she is so sweet and personable you can’t help but feel like you have known her for years when you first meet her! She “truly enjoys genuinely connecting with her brides”. We had the pleasure of meeting her through a Bridal Block Party she helped organize at O2 Fitness in Park West. The dresses she brought were gorgeous! When you shop for a wedding dress it is important to work with someone personable, like Jessica, who will listen to you, connect with you on a personal level, and help you find the perfect dress for your special day. Jessica has a passion for her work, you can see that passion in her excitement and love for beautiful things. Jessica says that “being a part of the moment they choose the most important garment they’ll ever wear just never gets old.”
Jessica loves Charleston and all it has to offer for weddings. She says “It’s hard to ignore how beautiful Charleston is. Between the Spanish moss covered live oaks, beautiful water views, and historic architecture, it’s truly the stuff of Pinterest wedding fantasies.” We tend to agree. There is just something magical about the backdrops Charleston offers for gorgeous bridal portrait sessions!
Jessica’s Top 3 Tips for Engaged Couples:
- Don’t put off shopping for your dress. Your gown should be one of the very first things you check off your list. It can take up to 6 months for a bridal gown to arrive after being ordered, plus alterations take 3-4 months before either the wedding or portrait date. Not to mention, it’s a lot easier to make decisions on things like bridesmaids, men’s wear, florals, decor, etc. once you know what you look like.
- There IS such a thing as over-shopping. There are a ton of gorgeous gown options out there these days, but if you try to see them all, you’re only going to end up exhausted, stressed, and confused! Limit yourself to 2-3 shops max, and if you find your dress at the very first stop – that’s ok! Let it happen naturally and be mentally prepared to say “yes” whenever the right dress decides to come along.
- Select your gown shopping entourage carefully. Remember, this day is all about you, so don’t feel like you have to include everyone. Larger groups can become overwhelming for the bride very quickly, with too many varying opinions. After all, we all have different tastes, but the only opinion that matters in the end is yours! Pick 3-4 of your most supportive advocates… people you know will keep your feelings and opinions as their number one priority.
Jessica has this advice for brides when it comes to wedding gown shopping:
“When you purchase a gown, you are going to have a relationship with that shop from that point, all the way until your wedding. For some, that’s up to 1.5-2 years! Make sure you trust and enjoy your consultant, and see that they are very attentive to your questions and concerns. Check online reviews… this is the easiest way to get trustworthy referrals.”
It is no surprise to us that Jessica’s favorite moment at a wedding is seeing the bride for the first time in her gown. She adds that, “A bride’s wedding day is likely the day she will feel most beautiful and confident, and it is written all over their face and body language. It’s a wonderful sight to see.”
Trust us when we say to make Verita Bridal your first stop when it comes to wedding gown shopping in Charleston, SC! You will not be disappointed in the product, and you will absolutely adore Jessica Kiss! She definitely gets our Featured Vendor seal of approval for a Charleston area wedding vendor!
P.S. Make sure to check out the “about” page on their website, it is adorable!
*Photos of Jessica and Nicholas: Olive and Ivory Photography
*Featured Image, Shop and Accessories Photos: Amanda Seifert Photography