MERRILY EVER AFTER BRIDAL SHOP
My name is Jessica Aman and I am the owner of Merrily Ever After, a bridal shop in Gladwin, MI where I grew up. My passion for weddings started long ago, with my two sisters and me dreaming of our own weddings as little girls. As we grew older, we dreamed of something bigger, a place for brides to be able to have an experience they will never forget, unlike our own - very commercial – wedding dress shopping trips. When my son was born in 2012 I knew I wanted to make this dream a reality. There were a lot of things to consider and more decisions than I ever imagined. However, I believe everything happens for a reason and things just fell into place. Once the location was secured the real work started to make it the space you see today. The name came later as a spinoff of my two sisters’ middle names, Raechel Mary and Jenna Lee, so Mary and Lee became Merrily.
WHY WE'RE DIFFERENT
Our dresses are handpicked from designers that ARE their business. They do not employ sales employees to simply sell the dresses to as many stores as possible. We are able to communicate directly with the designers. It is not unusual to call on a busy Saturday and speak to the designer when our brides have questions about their dresses. Our dresses are easily customizable and the designers are more than willing to create custom looks to get the dress just right for a bride. The prices vary depending on the level of customization. The cost for these changes start from $35 for most requests in usually the same delivery time frame – approximately four months.