The Sentimentalist, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a designer and vintage bridal shop that sells made-to-order wedding dresses and accessories. The small, family-owned company—headed by dress expert Krista and accessory expert Gabi—offers a carefully curated collection of dresses and bridal accessories from independent North American designers, selected to appeal to the alternative bride's taste. The Sentimentalist prides itself on its eclectic selection, offering vintage, bohemian, and alternative dresses that you wouldn't find in traditional bridal shops. Krista and Gabi will work with you to pair dresses with custom-made and ready-available accessories in order to complete your unique bridal look.
The supportive, creative staff at The Sentimentalist is trained to assist you in finding options that fit your specific style, timeline, and budget. Clients are also provided with complimentary consultations, allowing an intimate, relaxed dress shopping experience where the focus is all on you. As well as soft, romantic dresses, the shop offers bridal belts, hair accessories, jewelry, and veils. Other services provided by the shop include:
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Natalie Rogers · Married on 12/22/2018
So much love for Sentimentalist!
I loved my experience with the Sentimentalist. I purchased my dress from their old location, and hear the new shop is even cuter. It was a laid-back, personal, non-intimidating shopping environment, which I really needed as a nervous bride. I wasn't sure I would fit the Sentimentalist "image" (if there even is one), since I figured their dresses would be more Bohemian than my style. I was also nervous since I'm a curvy bride - size 10 in regular and 14 in bridal even after losing 40 pounds. Making it even tougher, I came in pretty sure I was going to purchase a dress from a different boutique. I was able to be open with the stylist about my insecurities, and the "other dress." She was so very patient with my indecision, and didn't pressure me at all. I slowly and tearfully(happy tears!) realized the last dress I tried one --which she actually picked --- was perfect for me. And no, it isn't all bohemian in there! The dress I picked was very traditional. It was so fun playing dress up with their accessories once I knew which dress was mine. Sentimentalist also made sure I had all the details they DON'T handle in store sorted out -- they recommended a great seamstress, great dry-cleaner, and even the perfect underwear. I would recommend them to anyone/everyone.Sent on 01/25/2019
The Sentimentalist's reply:Thanks Natalie! We loved working with you and we so appreciate your review. Thanks for being a sentimental bride! Visit any time ;)
Kelsey Ryan · Getting married on 07/11/2020
The Best Shop in ATL
I can't recommend The Sentimentalist highly enough! They were my first stop on my wedding dress journey, and every other experience was dull in comparison.Sent on 07/31/2019
The shop is gorgeous and unique with a modern, industrial, but feminine vibe. The staff are warm and never made me feel like I had to make a purchase there that day, or even at all - Rachael really wanted me to find MY dream dress within my budget.
I ended up returning a week or so later and buying my Laudae gown. I got to try on the sample one more time and have some mimosa punch before I was measured, checked out, and out the door. It was quick and painless, and I've since received my email confirmation of the designer's timeline exactly as promised.
Thanks to Rachael and The Sentimentalist for making my dream dress experience a reality!
The Sentimentalist's reply:Kelsey! You are too kind ;) It has been such a pleasure to work with you and we are so pleased to know you were treated just the way you deserved ;) It's in everyone's best interest for you to only leave with your dream dress and nothing less! We are here for you every step of the way- never hesitate to reach out or stop by for gift shop goodies ;)
Claire Hollins · Getting married on 06/13/2020
A delightful and special dress shop
I had such an amazing experience with the girls at The Sentamentalist. From the moment I stepped in the shop, I knew it was a special place. Gabi has such a great eye for details and dresses that may not seem impressive on the rack, but come alive on your body. There accessories are stuff made of fairytales. You definitely owe it to yourself to check out this shop. Thank you so much ladies, for a perfect dress shopping experience. Your gowns are as beautiful as your personalities!Sent on 05/29/2019
The Sentimentalist's reply:Claire! You are such a sweetheart and were so wonderful to work with ;) We loved having you in the store and it would be our pleasure to see you again any time, for any of your bridal needs ;) Thanks for being so beautiful and kind! - Gabi Lee