SimplyBridal | www.simplybridal.com
Tell me how and when everything started.
SimplyBridal came into being because we believed that we could create stunning, handmade dresses at an affordable price for all brides. After hearing from countless friends and family members about the high cost of wedding dresses, our founder decided to start his own bridal company to meet the needs of his loved ones. He sourced quality materials to make beautiful gowns without the inconvenience and cost of traditionalbridal boutiques and retailers.
When did you first know that you wanted to be a business owner?
SimplyBridal’s founder has always had an entrepreneurial mind. At the age of 21, he co-founded his own company that was ranked the third fastest growing private business in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal in 2007. He was also named a winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Greater Los Angeles program in technology category the same year. After receiving an 150 million dollar investment, he sold most of his interest.
Where do you get your inspiration for your shop?
The inspiration for our shop can be described in our mission statement. Make beautiful quality dresses by combining design, production, and distribution under one roof and passing on the saving to our clients/brides.
What advice would you give someone considering a similar path?
By cutting out the middlemen and selling our products online via our online store, we are able to keep our overhead costs low. We pass those savings on to our clients. We believe that those considering a similar path should also put the client first.
What makes your shop unique?
At SimplyBridal, we do not start our wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses until we receive an order, so every dress is made to order. This means that while the dress takes longer to ship out, each dress is designed to fit you perfectly.
How would you describe your personal style?
My own personal style can be described by the Penny Gown. Simple, modern, and a little edgy (the black sash).
What’s next for your company?
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