Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists of Holland, Michigan specializes in gown care services for wedding and other special occasion dresses. This business offers an array of services, from preservation to restoration and more. The owner lends her expertise along with the staff of Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists to the delicate and professional care of your cherished gown.
Tami Parks is the owner and is a Certified Gown Care Specialist with the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. She is also a trained dry cleaner and previously owned a bridal boutique for a period of seven years before focusing on gown care. The staff at Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists includes seamstresses and fabric care specialists.
This business offers an array of gown care services, including gown cleaning, preservation, restoration, restyling, alterations and fittings. If you desire to have your gown cleaned, this business can accommodate with their hand-cleaning technique prior to storing the dress in what the business refers to as a museum-quality chest surrounded by acid-free muslin and tissue.
Recommended by 94% of couples
9 User photos
Kendra Mcintyre · Married on 09/29/2018
Mom's wedding dress restyle
My experience with GLWGS was one I will talk about for years to come. I lost my mom 5 years ago and I wanted to honor her by wearing her wedding gown. Her gown just so happen to fit me perfectly but the style was just not me. I wanted to preserve as much of it as I could but I knew I wanted to add my own style to it too. Tami and Sherry were so wonderful to work with. They put my mind at ease throughout the whole process. They were patient with me as I changed my mind many times. They are both so talented at what they do. I would recommend them to everyone, and I already have! I received so many compliments and many people could not believe it was the same dress. Thank you for helping me keep my mom close on my wedding day and giving her gown new life!
Linda · Married on 03/09/2019
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
Deb V · Married on 01/08/2019
Excellent professional help to preserve two wedding gowns. Very cost effective way to keep the wedding gown as a treasure from a special day! Great solution for the bride & mother of the bride.
A fresh, intimate approach to the traditional bridal show. For the modern bride and groom, our Wedding Event features Pop Up Shops, Inspiration Sessions, and a fun reception area where guests can meet with Wedding Experts, sample bites from our food experts, and both curate your day and cultivate your life!
Accessories Trunk Show Appointments with Great Lakes Wedding Gown Specialists begin at 9:45 - call 616-283-2995 for details and available times. Trunk Show Guests receive a free ticket to A Modern Wedding Event! A Trunk Show Appointment is necessary to receive a free ticket!
Wedding Experts will be available from 11 am - 3 pm; treats from Ryke's Bakery will be served along with champagne during this time as well!
Inspiration Sessions will be held as follows:
11:00 am Personal Style for Your Wedding & Beyond with Olivia from LivStyled
11:30 am Bodices & Bustles - Fitting A Wedding Gown with Sherry & Tami from Great Lakes WGS
11:45 am Modern Vintage Weddings with Candice from A Vintage Affair and Tami from Great Lakes WGS
12:00 noon Preparing for Conception with Gold Coast Doulas
1:00 pm Meaningful Wedding Style with Amber, the Coziness Consultant and Rachel of White Dress Events
1:45 pm Chalk School with Amber of I Do Signs
2:30 pm Creative & Classic Ceremony Music with Keith & Nathan Walker
Other Wedding Experts in attendance are
Bethany with Bespoke Boutique GR
Phrene with Studio Phrene
Elise with Mod Bettie and Naughty Bettie
Alyssa with Beauty Artistry with Alyssa Knapp
Your ticket to A Modern Wedding Event includes any and all Inspiration Sessions you want to attend, access to Pop Up Shops (although appointments are highly recommended), as much time as you want to visit any Wedding Experts who are happy to chat weddings with you, and plenty of treats, including some surprises and door prizes! All in a fun urban space just south of GR.
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.