Logged in as..:     Access...: guest     ID...: 0

Menu

Be a Bella Bride

A Bridal Shop of Boutique Designers at Unbeatable Prices

Written by: Rachel Coon
previous
next

Search

vendor spotlights

Chic Concepts Event Planning & Interior Design

READ MORE >

Holiday Inn San Antonio International Airport

READ MORE >

Liv & Love Bridal

READ MORE >

Flair Floral

READ MORE >

STAY CONNECTED

  • Facebook

  • Pinterest

Be a Bella Bride

At Bella Bride Boutique, the bride is the main character of her story. Naturally, mothers, sisters, besties, aunts, in-laws, and cousins are all welcome, included, and integral to the experience of buying The Dress, but Bella brides always have center stage. “I want our brides and their families to feel comfortable and relaxed. I don’t pressure them,” says owner Alexandra Mimari. “The show ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ has grown in popularity in our culture—moms and brides watch and are obsessed and want that customer service and that’s the level of service Bella Bride offers.”

The shop opened its doors in January 2015 after Alexandra, a Trinity University accounting graduate, had been talking off and on for months about the idea of launching her own business. The seed of possibility first planted itself when Alexandra herself was a bride planning a San Antonio wedding. “It was frustrating that I was living in one of the biggest cities in the U.S. and I felt my bridal choices were limited with nothing between boutiques and big box options.” Challenged and encouraged by her parents, business owners themselves, and her husband, who ultimately became her biggest investor, Alexandra did the research, drafted a business plan, leased a space, and went to market. “I loved certain designers and fashion and wanted exclusivity to some designers. I didn’t want to offer what other shops in San Antonio already offered. I wanted that distinction.”

Nearly two years later, Bella Bride Boutique is enjoying great success and word-of-mouth business—and for good reason. The Bella Bride experience is one of comfort, fun, and even champagne! Bella brides have exclusive access to boutique wedding gown designers such as Hayley Paige, Kitty Chen, and Martina Liana, but at affordable prices. “We offer customer service, exclusivity, and great designers at great prices,” Alexandra says. “Brides are often intimidated by our ‘Boutique’ name and think ‘boutique prices,’ but then they see the price tags on the well-constructed gowns, the fabrics, the details, and realize they will not be paying as much as they might have expected.”

To this day, every time a Bella bride says yes to the dress, Alexandra says it makes her cry. “I love making someone so happy. This is the dress they will have for the rest of their lives, in the pictures and the memories, and I love being a part of that.” And every time a San Antonio gal gets engaged, Alexandra wants Bella Bride Boutique to be the first place brides-to-be think of. “I want to become the ‘it’ bridal store in San Antonio. That the moment a girl gets the ring, she comes to Bella and, just like at Kleinfeld, says: This is where I’m buying my dress.”

 

###

suggested blog posts

With Style

READ MORE >

R.O.M.A.N.C.E. | Favorite Photos Friday

READ MORE >

Matrix Digital Arts & Photography | Pros to Know

READ MORE >
close

Select Widget Size

Powered by: Web Infotech LLC
close
shadow
welcome
close
yours free No Strings Attached

Our latest edition, mailed directly to you. You’ll love the stories, the ideas, the inspiration.

Complimentary ticket to the next Wedding Fair bridal show. Your $13.00 ticket will be emailed directly to you.

$200 gift certificate towards your wedding photography. Courtesy of Ardore Photography.

just make an account today or sign up through facebook!

*disclaimer: acceptance of this offer may provide you with additional promotional items

close
shadow
welcome
shadow
  • continue with

*by creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms & conditions and privacy policy

close
shadow
register
shadow
  • Continue with

already a member? sign in!

*by creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms and conditions and privacy policy

*By creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms and conditions and privacy policy

close
shadow
shadow

*By creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms and conditions and privacy policy

close
shadow
shadow

*By creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms and conditions and privacy policy

close
shadow
register
shadow

captcha For security purposes please add:

*by creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms & conditions and privacy policy

close
shadow
register
shadow
adult/planner of the event

captcha For security purposes please add:

*by creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms & conditions and privacy policy

close
shadow
register
shadow

captcha For security purposes please add:

*by creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms & conditions and privacy policy

close
shadow
register
shadow

captcha For security purposes please add:

*by creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms & conditions and privacy policy

close
shadow
register
shadow

captcha For security purposes please add:

*by creating an account you agree to san antonio weddings terms & conditions and privacy policy

Get me my freebie!
Get me my freebie!