Brides by Jessa should be your first (and last) stop on your search for a wedding dress! The shop is gorgeous and offers an intimate boutique experience. Jessa and her staff are there to make your entire experience go as smoothly and stress free as possible. The shop itself is located perfectly at the Iowa River Landing in Coralville, across from Scratch Cupcakery.
How it all started: Jessa started working at a jewelry store while she attended college and discovered her passion for working with wedding clients. From there she opened up Brides by Jessa so she could continue working with brides. The shop has been open since 2014 and features large, comfortable fitting rooms, full length mirrors and great viewing areas.
Trends: Jessa and her team make a point to stay up on the latest trends in wedding fashion. While we were there we got to see a new fabric that is hitting the industry, it's called Crepe and you should definitely check it out! The fabric itself allows for stretch but still has a classy look and feel to it.
Advice from Jessa: It's always a good idea to come in with an open mind. You may know without a doubt that you want a ballroom style dress but may end up trying on a different style and absolutely loving it! They typically have each bride try on one of each style of dress just to narrow it down, usually brides end up loving a different style than they originally came in wanting.
It's also a good idea to bring along anyone who needs to be there to help make the decision, 2-3 people is ideal as too many opinions can be confusing.
Are walks-in okay? Walk-ins are welcome during the week, although appointments are encouraged. If you're planning to stop by on the weekend you will need to set up an appointment to make sure there is space in the schedule. Appointments are highly encouraged, especially during the busy season (November through April).
Need an alteration?? While the shop itself does not offer alterations Jessa highly recommends Clothworks in Iowa City for their quality and professionalism.
We highly recommend stopping in to see Jessa and her team if you're looking for that perfect dress. Her expertise and passion for what she does makes Brides by Jessa stand out from the other shops in the area! We have heard nothing but wonderful things from our brides who have found their bridal gowns from Jessa!
Contact information is below, schedule your appointment today!
Sunday: By appointment only
Tuesday - Thursday: 11AM - 6PM
Friday: 11AM - 4PM
Saturday: 10AM - 4PM