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Carmen’s Bridal Formalwear is a bridal boutique located in Columbia, Maryland. This is a one-stop shop for all of your bridal needs. Here, you can rent the wedding gown of your dreams and accessorize it in any way you please. This bridal shop carries designer bridal gowns and offers private shopping experiences.

Services Offered
Carmen’s Bridal Formalwear offers customization of gowns, consignment sales, alterations, rentals, and sample sale gowns. Alterations and fittings are included in your wedding gown rental. In addition, you can shop for plus-size gowns, undergarments, and veils at this bridal shop. The average turnaround time for a bridal gown undergoing alterations is less than six months. With 35 years of experience, your alterations are in good hands here. If you’re interested in designing your very own completely customizable gown, you can do that with Carmen’s Bridal Formalwear. This process takes about five to six months to complete.

  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

Under $500
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499

What are your price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos?

Under $200
$200 - $499

What are your price ranges for suit and tuxedo rentals?

Under $100
$100 - $199
$200 - $299

How do you price dress alterations?

By Piece

Who do you provide services for?

Flower Girls
Mother of the Bride

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments Only
Full Customization
Sample Sales

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Plus Size Gowns
Sample Gowns

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?


What is your return policy?

Final Sales
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4.7 out of 5 rating
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Lindsey A. Married on 08/23/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible Experience with Carmen!

I had the most amazing experience at Carmen's bridal gown shop while searching for the perfect dress for my wedding! From the moment I began my research on gown rentals, Carmen stood out. As soon as I reached out, Carmen responded promptly and offered me convenient appointment times.

Walking into the shop was such a delight, as Carmen greeted me with the warmest enthusiasm. Throughout the entire experience, Carmen and her mother maintained an incredibly welcoming and loving demeanor that made me feel right at home. Not only did they provide exceptional service, but they also showcased a genuine concern for both my preferences and overall wedding dress shopping experience.

In a world where you can find wedding dresses anywhere, at various price points, Carmen's shop stands out not only for its sustainable approach but also for the incredible care and attention they put into ensuring every bride has a wonderful and memorable time finding their dream dress. I highly recommend Carmen's bridal gown shop to every bride-to-be looking for a personal, caring, and eco-conscious bridal shopping experience!
Vanessa Married on 08/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Awesome experience

Carmen was very attentive and professional. It was a stress-free experience, we maintained communication during the process and she was able to accommodate when needed. I had exactly what I envisioned with my dress. ❤️
Michelle Married on 07/29/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Highly recommended

I really wanted to rent a dress for my wedding but I was worried that I may not find the dress of my dreams at an affordable price. I was so pleasantly surprised when I came into my first fitting and found the perfect dress! To say the least, Carmen was God-sent. Not only did I find the dress of my dreams, but the experience was high class. My family was very impressed with everything. I recommended my sister in-law and she’s so grateful!
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