About Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists

Treasure. Restore. Restyle.

Treasure. Restore. Restyle.

That's what we do!  We provide complete wedding gown care services, from fitting and alterations, to gown preservation through vintage gown restoration and restyling.

If you're familiar with TLC's Something Borrowed Something New TV show, you'll be happy to know that we've been restoring and restyling vintage gowns for over 10 years.  Our team of fabric care specialists and seamstresses would love to meet with you and see if we can help you create your dream gown starting with a vintage gown of your choice.

After your wedding, whether you wore a modern or vintage gown, we can clean and preserve it with the best care and knowlege available in the industry.

We also offer convenient Online Tux Rental for the guys in your wedding party.  Details at our website!


Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists was the parent company of September's Bride, a bridal boutique in Downtown Holland.  In July of 2014, September's Bride was sold to Spring Sweet, who maintains a beautiful lifestyle and bridal boutique at the same location.



Categories: Wedding Dress, Wedding Service

Regions serviced: Grand Rapids

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Tami knows what she is doing. Very professional. I would recommend her services. She is very knowledgeable on vintage gowns. My daughter is wearing her grandmother’s gown which has been stored in a black trash bag for 33 years! The gown with Tami’s touch came out beautifully. Thank you so much Tami! And she is very reasonable! Linda Thom

Profile Picture Linda, 3/9/19, 1 Review
Category: Dress & Attire, Unique Services (Other)

Horrible service from the moment we walked in the door. The seamstress wanted to take out the low back of my dress instead of tailoring the sides. When we questioned it, we were yelled at and told not to question her sowing experience. The entire alterations would have been $450-$500, and with only one seamstress they were very busy so the dress would be available about a week before the wedding.

Decided to take my gown elsewhere and had an amazing experience at Miller Bridal in Fremont, and saved at least $150! So glad I followed my instincts. You only get one wedding dress! Weddings should be a happy experience.

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Profile Picture Brooke, 7/13/18, 1 Review
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Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists Pricing

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$100 - $199
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By Piece
Flat Fee

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Professional Network & Endorsements

September's Bride has a wide range of beautiful gowns. All the ladies there were so helpful and fun! I had the pleasure of working with them on a project and it was top notch all the way!

I have had the honor of working with all the women who work at September's bride. Tami Parks, the owner is extremely efficient and picks amazing gowns in her store. I am a makeup artist and I always recommend this store to my brides. The gowns are well priced and over-the-top beautiful. Her dresses are very elegant and well made. She has always been a pleasure to work with and my brides have agreed.

If you want a special, beautiful experience while choosing your wedding gown and accessories, September's Bride is the salon to attend. Tami and her staff are both knowledgeable and enthusiastic, and they pride themselves in accommodating their brides. This boutique has personal appeal as well as a large variety of styles to choose from.

Tami is the sweetest bridal shop owner I have ever met. She will help you find the perfect dress at the perfect price. September's Bride is a no-pressure salon and you will be pampered the moment you walk in the yellow doors!


983 Butternut Drive, Holland, MI 49423   See On Map
616-283-2995 (phone)
Located inside Lemon Fresh Cleaners in Ottawa Village Plaza Monday - Thursday 8 am - 8 pm Friday 8 am - 7 pm Saturday 8 am - 3 pm Closed Sundays Alterations by appointment only
Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists is a wedding gown care specialist from West Michigan. We service weddings throughout the local area, including Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Traverse City. Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists is a professional wedding gown care specialist that has been part of the Michigan wedding industry for 8 years. We specialize in gown preservation and vintage gown restoration.