Encore Formals and Bridal features the ultimate in fashion and fit for today’s bride. Our wedding gowns capture the grace, elegance and femininity every bride desires. Stylish, fashion-forward designs are coupled with meticulous craftsmanship, exquisite hand-detailing and distinct embellishments. We provide the best purchase experience for your special day.
We offer premium collections for any taste and setting so you can feel confident and beautiful.
Unique collections with superb fit and value that are sure to delight even the most fashionable and discerning bride/bridal party.
While we are a bridal shop, we pride ourselves in providing men with elegant suits and tuxedos from Jim's Formal Wear.
Our gowns have dramatic detail, fashion-forward styling and they make the perfect choices for prom, evening or any special occasion.
My name is Kathy Welch and I am the sole founder of Encore Formals and Bridal.
I started Encore 15 years ago after discovering my love for fashion and customer service, specifically in the wedding industry.
We a small boutique but we have a big voice, and our reputation precedes us. We've had the opportunity to work with hundreds of brides over the years to create memories that last a lifetime.
I'm Irma Boone and I've been working with Kathy for over 8 years as head seamstress of Encore Formals and Bridal.
Being a skilled seamstress requires much more than the ability to sew. But rather, understanding how to make each and every dress represent the individual, both in style and comfort.
No matter what alterations need to be made, I will make sure that you get your dress fitting perfectly so you can give your full attention to your special day.
We're honored to have worked with so many wonderful individuals throughout our journey. Here are just a few customers whose dreams we made come true.
I would highly recommend to any bride looking for a more personal, private experience. I did not feel pressured at all and was able to take my time and find my perfect dress. They had a nice sitting area for my mom, sisters, and grandma and we had so much fun! They even sent a sweet handwritten card to my house in Texas after I purchased my dress. Overall I loved my experience here - thank you Encore!
I went to Encore last night to try on wedding dresses for the first time. Not only did they stay open late for us so I could bring all the important people in my life, but she was so patient and understanding while I was trying on the dresses. She was kind and helpful to another level and we had great conversation before the others arrived. She allowed me to feel comfortable and was SO respectful of my budget, too. You can tell she really loves what she does.
After trying out five different bridal shops, I was happy to find that Encore blew them all out of the water! After a mixed bag of experiences at bridal shops, I started looking directly at designers’ websites to try and narrow down to the dress I wanted. I fell in love with one from Morilee, but after contacting several dress shops in and around Atlanta, was unable to find anyone who either had it or was willing to order a sample for me to try on—until I came across Kathy at Encore! She was endlessly positive and patient throughout the process of obtaining the sample from the designer and so encouraging once I met her in the store to try on dresses. She made me, my bridesmaid, and my mom all feel like family. I am so happy to have ordered my dress from Encore and could not recommend Kathy and her colleagues more! They are one of the few places that will go above and beyond for you.
Encore was the first Bridal Salon I visited to try on wedding gowns. Kathy, the owner, was amazing to work with. She was very friendly and helpful throughout the entire process. I ended up finding my dream wedding dress at an amazing price. Overall, the experience was incredible and I will definitely be recommending Encore to others in the future.
I found my dress at Encore and am in love!!! Jessica made the process go so much smoother and enjoyable than I could ever have imagined! She made me feel super comfortable and wanted to make sure that I really loved the dress. The owner was also very nice and had great feedback on dresses. Their dress selection is beautiful as well. I highly recommend this place and cannot thank Jessica enough.
These are just a few of our many satisfied Encore Formal and Bridal customers!
Our greatest reward is seeing our customers confident and happier than ever on their special days.