Wedding decor rental shops in the Houston area have opened up in the past few years, with locations popping up in neighborhoods like Cypress Park and Westwood.
One of the newest is the National Geographic Wedding Dress Rentals in Cypress, located on University Avenue and West Wood Street.
The store offers a wide selection of beautiful bridal gowns and bridal accessories, and has a happy hour that runs until 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Staff at the store are friendly and attentive to customers, and are always on hand to answer questions.
One thing that they don’t have to worry about is the weather.
“Our weather is a little bit warmer than other stores,” says owner, Shannon Odom.
“We’re not going to charge more than a couple bucks to rent a dress.
Our prices are very reasonable, and you get great service.
You can rent the dresses online for less than $100.”
Odom is a licensed professional wedding dress designer, and is based in Dallas, Texas.
She is also a wedding coordinator and a professional photographer.
She and her husband decided to open the shop in 2017 after working at several other wedding dress shops, including the one in Cypres park, and realized that there was an opportunity to make a difference.
“The store is really a fun place to hang out with your friends, to get together, to share ideas, and to enjoy the view of Cypress,” Odom says.
“It’s really nice to be able to make something out of the fabric of your heart.
I think it’s going to be a great addition to our shop and to the community.”
A similar location was recently opened in San Antonio, Texas, but the new location is only open to weddings.
“I’m happy to be bringing this new location to the Houston region, and hope to be here for a long time,” says Odom, who has been married to her husband for almost two decades.
“Being able to create a beautiful bridesmaid dress for a wedding is something that I have been working on for a very long time.
It was so exciting to see this opportunity open up in Houston, and I am happy to see it become a reality.”
Wedding decor is also becoming more popular in other parts of the country.
A new company, Vintage Wedding Design, opened its doors in March and offers bridal decor rentals in six cities.
The company also offers custom wedding dress designs for couples of all ages, from toddlers to seniors.
“Custom bridal dresses are a trend in the wedding industry, so we wanted to give back to our community and give back in the form of wedding decor,” says Vintage Wedding Designer, Amy Tannenbaum.
“When you buy a bridal dress, it is a piece of art.
We wanted to make sure that you are having the best time at your wedding, and make sure it’s the perfect one for you and your family.”
Tannensbaum says that the company offers the best quality bridal design and is a well-known name in the business.
“This is a very well-respected brand in the bridal industry, and we are proud to be the owner of this brand in Houston,” she says.
Tannesba is a graduate of the Texas A&M University School of Fashion, and she also studied fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design.
“There is a certain amount of pride in being a designer,” she adds.
“If you want to be in the best company, and your business is doing well, then you will do what it takes to make it work for you.”
“There are a lot of people in the industry that are getting in front of their audience and making their business bigger and bigger, and the best way to do that is to be creative and have fun,” Tannenberg says.
You will want to make your own bridal clothes, and Vintage Wedding Designs is definitely the best place to do it.
“You want to give your bridal company a little piece of your mind, and be creative, and do something that you think is unique,” she explains.
“They have great prices, great service, and they have a really good team of designers.”
“I think this is going to open up more opportunities in the future,” Tannaesba says.
It’s a great way to support your wedding planning with a quality brideshop.
“At Vintage Wedding, we have a full-service design department that does custom designs, and also a custom bridal boutique that we do custom brides in, as well,” she continues.
“Each bridal shop has a different style, but we always try to create something that people want.”
Vintage Wedding Dress Rental is a small business that will have you bridal shopping for the rest of your life.
It also helps to provide some extra money to your brideship fund.
“In our last year of business, we made over $600 in wedding expenses,” says Tannins