We want your experience to be fabulous!

The Malindy Elene experience is unlike any other!  We are a true boutique setting and understand the importance of making each bride feel as special as they should on their big day!  To start, each bride will have the store to themselves and their party during their appointment time.  You will have your own personal stylist to understand your bridal look and your entire wedding day feel.

Once we understand you and your vision for your day, we will begin to select gowns perfect for you! We value your opinion and you are always welcome to try on as many or as few gowns as you please! All of our dresses are out on the boutique floor so you are able to see our entire selection… you never know what may catch your eye!

Now, let the shopping begin! We will narrow down the selection to your top few favorites. As we try on the favorites, we will begin to accessorize! We have a complete selection of veils, sashes, earrings, hair pieces and more to give you an idea of your entire look.  We’ll even put your hair in a quick up-do if needed (yep, we’re that good!).

What they say is true: when you know it’s your gown, you just know! Once you “Say Yes to the Dress” we will pop champagne and celebrate with you and your group!  After your purchase, your stylist and the owner are always available to answer any questions you may have until your gown arrives and alterations begin.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Still need help? Give us a call at 813-251-4334 or submit your request in our contact form.

We pride ourselves in having a large variety of price ranges! Our gowns range between $1400 and $8000 in store.  The majority of our gowns are always between $2500 and $4000.  Our selection above and below the majority can be slim, so please ensure you describe what you’re looking for when you make your appointment and we can help direct you! Our gowns are almost all made somewhere in America, the UK or Australia with French Alencon or chantilly lace paired with Swarovski crystals and freshwater pearls. Another perk? You can always customize any item on your gown! Ask your stylist about this service and she’ll give you all the details!
To ensure that you get the time and attention that every bride deserves, appointments are recommended.  Appointments are always required on Saturdays and Sundays.  We have a limited amount of dressing rooms and seating space so be kind to yourself and your group… make an appointment and you can be treated like a queen!
Appointment times are between one hour and an hour and a half depending on the day.  Because we only schedule one appointment at a time, if you need some extra time or some extra attention, we would love to give that to you! You’ll never be rushed out.  Want a particularly long appointment time? Give us a ring! We can set something up on a weekday and, due to it being a more quiet time, you can have almost as much time as your heart desires!
We want to provide our brides with an intimate experience when they purchase their bridal gown. We recommend that you limit your group to between 3 and 4 very special people.  We love being a cozy boutique but it does come with limited seating.  Please let us know prior to your appointment if there will be a large group so we can talk about accommodating them.  Thanks for your understanding!
If you have any heirloom pieces or particular shoes you know you’ll be wearing then bring them with you so you can get your entire bridal look on the first try!  You are always welcome to bring pictures of gowns you really love or have already tried on! We love getting a visual of what you’re looking for! Also ensure you bring all the special people you need to “say yes to the dress”!  You can never recreate the moment that you find your gown so always be ready!
Because our designers gowns are all custom made for you, gowns normally take 5 to 8 months to come in depending on how detailed your gown may be!  It is hard to wait that long we know! But, this way, each piece of your gown is made just for you.  No piece of your gown will be sitting in a factory beforehand; each fabric, flower, crystal, lace, is handcrafted just for you!  Wedding a bit sooner?  Rush options are always available but rush fees may apply!
All our accessories are custom ordered as well! Bridal sashes take the longest at about 10 weeks (due to their intricacy!) but others take between 3 weeks and 8 weeks.
Alterations are not included.  We always size you for your gown and get you to the closest size possible so that alterations are as little as possible.  We have two wonderful seamstresses who meet right in our boutique!  They are reserved for any bride doing custom work to their gown. They visits us on Tuesday and Thursday to accommodate our brides.  For those brides with more basic alterations, we have a recommended list of seamstresses for you to visit.
Our store has selected between 8 and 15 gowns from each of our designers that we always have in store.  Of course each designer actually has more dresses than that in their Collection each season.  So, the designer will ship us an extra 10 to 20 dresses to showcase in our store for a limited time and we can offer you a discount on any dresses designed by that particular designer!  Appointments ALWAYS fill up quick so make your appointment as soon as possible!

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