When Katie got engaged there was no doubt she was going to Gracie’s. I of course being practical thought she was crazy…why would you drive four hours to look for a dress knowing there were plenty here. But Andrea you knew Katie. And I think before we even got there you knew which dress she’d choose. Even though you let her take all the time she wanted and let her try on tons! You know the styles and the laces and the necklines, etc like the back of your hand. You made a very confusing situation seem somewhat simple. I honestly had dreaded dress shopping, and seriously you made all the difference. It was a wonderful experience. And your help with her shoes and veil proved again, you’re a professional! And let’s not forget the bustling. Truly Andrea, I thank you!, xoxo
Sally Lape – Mother of the Bride
I worked with Andrea at Gracie’s throughout my entire wedding planning process, and through my wedding day. All of it was a wonderful experience, and I would highly recommend her services to any bride! She is professional, yet fun and easy to talk to. She definitely knows the trends in bridal fashions! In fact, Andrea was okay with me coming in and trying on my dress many times, even after I’d ordered it!, because she knew how much I loved it! As a wedding coordinator, Andrea was a lifesaver! She has relationships with all of the vendors in town, and took care of most of my communication with them just prior to the wedding, leaving me time to relax and enjoy myself. Andrea is easy to get a hold of, and would respond to my texts, calls, and emails at any time of day to keep my stress level low. On the day of my wedding, Andrea went out of her way to ensure everything ran smoothly. She is a hard worker, and a problem solver, exactly what I needed in a wedding coordinator. I joke with Andrea know that I want to do the whole thing over again just because she made being a bride so much fun!
Caitlin (Pierce) Kissee
I got engaged 3 weeks prior to the surprise date my husband had planned for our wedding. I was immediately stressed out about finding the perfect dress. I called Andrea at Gracies to schedule an appointment and make her aware of what I was looking for. She had dresses and accessories pulled aside waiting for me when I arrived. The very first dress I tried on was the absolute perfect dress although it had to have some alterations. Again, Andrea sent me to a seamstress that did exactly what I wanted and had the dress ready in the time frame needed. Andrea personally delivered the steamed and pressed dress to me the day of my wedding. I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect experience. Thank you Andrea!
Gracie’s Bridal made our wedding. They made me feel special the moment I walked in to the time I said “I do!” Gracie’s staff was so helpful with great ideas to make our day wonderful. They allowed us to actually enjoy our day, since they took care of all the small details so we did not have to. I would recommend Gracie’s to any bride to be!
Ryan and Vicki MacDonald
When I walked in to Gracie’s Bridal I just had a feeling that I would be buying my dress there. Of course, the first dress I tried on was the one I ended up ordering that day. Not only did I find my dream dress, I found the most beautiful veil, headband and shoes. I also bought my bridesmaids dresses from Gracie’s and everything was absolutely beautiful. Andrea, put up with me and my girls coming in almost every weekend to look at the dress I had bought. She offered the best service, and when my shoes came and did not fit properly because I ordered the wrong size, she ordered me new pair at no cost to me. After my wedding, I actually missed coming to the store, because Andrea treated me like a friend and not a customer. Gracie’s Bridal was just what I was looking for. It had the quality and service of an expensive bridal boutique, but the prices are very competitive. I will be recommending all of my single friends to go to Gracie’s once it is time for them to tie the knot.
Sarah (Brown) Tate
My experience at Gracie’s was one of a kind. Andrea was always wonderful, made me feel welcome, and made my dress shopping a memorable experience. We ended up liking the service so much we got my dress and all the bridesmaids dresses there as well. The prices were well worth the type of dress and service we got. I would recommend Gracie’s (and Andrea) to anyone!
Amanda (Newton) Plotner
Gracie’s Bridal was able to provide me with absolutely everything I needed for our wedding. I walked in to Gracie’s at the end of a long day of dress shopping and was treated so kindly from the very beginning – they kept the shop open later than normal just so I wouldn’t have to rush while trying things on. From my gorgeous dress to the tuxes, from my mother’s gown to my tiara, Gracie’s Bridal really had everything we wanted. Andrea, Gracie’s owner, helped me every step of the way. She truly went above and beyond and became such a great friend during the planning process, even spending her personal time responding to my many emails. Her experience as a wedding coordinator was really valuable to me as well and she ended up coming to the wedding to help things go smoothly. I really could not have had a more amazing shopping and planning experience than I did with Gracie’s and I will forever recommend Andrea and her beautiful store to all my friends. My mom and I don’t know how we would’ve done it all without her. Thanks, Andrea!
Emily (Ellis) Buhr
Once engaged, every bride is on a mission to find “the dress”, and I was certainly no different. I was fortunate enough to step into Gracie’s Bridal early in my search, and am very thankful that I did. Gracie’s not only offers a quaint boutique atmosphere, but affordable prices and loads of assistance from owner, Andrea Alcorn.
I was not quite sure what style of dress I was looking for when I started my search for “the dress”, so I was relieved to discover that Gracie’s offers a huge selection of styles, and even colors. With Andrea’s excellent assistance, I was able to find “the dress”. The moment I stepped out of the dressing room and saw the look on my mom and dad’s faces, I knew it was my wedding dress.
Andrea is not just a store owner selling merchandise; she helps you through the whole process. Andrea was there to make sure that what can become an overwhelming process was enjoyable and stress free. In addition to purchasing my wedding dress at Gracie’s, I was also able to find the perfect veil and headpiece. Gracie’s even had a Mizzou garter, which was a great surprise to my now husband.
When choosing bridesmaids dresses, Andrea had different colors and styles of dresses on hand at her store. This was great as it allowed me to actually see the fabric, touch it, and hold the fabric up to my dress, all of which made my decision making process that much easier. In addition, all of my bridesmaids loved their dresses, which is always a relief when friends and family are not forced to wear something they don’t like. In the end, Andrea was great at taking my ideas and making them a reality!
I am so thankful that my search for “the dress” led me to Gracie’s! I am thankful not only because I found “the dress”, but also because Andrea and the staff at Gracie’s made the experience uncomplicated and personal. If you are looking for “the dress”, you have to visit Gracie’s Bridal.
Brooke (Pyle) Smith