405 W. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk
I dreamed of owning a beautiful bridal salon for many years. Today that dream has become a reality with Avenue Bridal.
My goal is to offer brides a special atmosphere to find their wedding gown. A place that would bring everlasting memories of warmth and a dream come true for the bride that smiles that special smile when she finds the perfect gown.
In our salon, we always have the latest collections from of some of the most fabulous, award-winning designers in the bridal industry including attire for the entire wedding party. And for the finishing touches, we have all the accessories you and your bridal party will need to complete your look, from gorgeous veils and elegant jewelry to the perfect pair of shoes. We have it all to make your special day, one of a kind.
Modern meets traditional throughout the spacious salon. This flexible environment allows ladies plenty of room to try on a wide array of silhouettes. Picture taking is strongly encouraged. It is often helpful in making a final selection. Schedule an appointment and walk-ins are welcome.
Cassandra Widner - Owner
Do I need an appointment?
Appointments are not required on the week days, but are strongly recommended. We require appointments on weekends to ensure that each bride receives the service and attention she deserves. If you stop in without an appointment and there are consultants available, we would love to help! However, if all consultants are assisting pre-book appointments, you may be asked to schedule an appointment or return when a bridal consultant is available.
How far in advance should I order my dress?
We recommend ordering your bridal gown 9-12 months ahead of time. This allows for ample production, shipping and alterations time without any rush. For bridesmaids, we recommend ordering 6 months ahead of time. We recommend selecting your tux or suit styles 6 months ahead of time and having all measurements submitted 6-8 weeks ahead of the event. **These are ideal time frames, please know that we are very flexible and more than happy to help you plan your wedding or event on any schedule. We have helped brides and grooms get prepped in less than a week! It can be done!
We are happy to offer services to ensure your gown is picture perfect for your big day. If you have purchased your gown through Avenue Bridal, professional steaming and pressing service is included with your purchase. If you purchased your gown elsewhere, we are happy to offer steaming services for a small fee.