You’ll find all of the beautiful wedding dresses to make your heart swoon at Jessica’s on Main Bridal Boutique in rural Ladoga, Indiana. I first learned about Jessica’s on Main through my dear friend who was helping decorate the store before it’s grand opening in early January. The storefront is a perfect blend of quaint elegance. Pam Bradley, the store owner, did such a wonderful job at complimenting the integrity and the charm of the building in their renovation. Maybe it’s because I’m a small business owner myself, but there’s something about that small business charm that I love so dearly, and I was so excited to be able to visit the store and ask the owner a few questions this past week!
About the owner: Owning a bridal boutique is something that Pam Bradley has wanted to do her whole adult life, however finding a location to make her dream a reality was proving difficult. The idea of the Ladoga location first started as a light suggestion from her husband, and from there everything fell into place. Pam wanted a place with a variety of products to help brides find affordable dresses for their dream weddings. Pam is passionate about helping women find quality dresses that they will look and feel beautiful in that are affordable, and she wants to bring some life back to the little town of Ladoga.
Where is your store located? 101 E. Main Street, Ladoga, IN
What designers does Jessica’s on Main carry? There’s certainly something for everyone at Jessica’s on Main. Some of the designers that they carry are Morilee, Rebecca Ingram, Chloe Jai, Callista for plus sized brides, Colors for the prom line, Jadore for prom, Clarisse for prom, Bel Air bridal provides the accessories. The store carries a wide variety of sizes and silhouettes and can always get something in if a bride finds something online and will help them try on similar styles in store to make sure the bride will like the silhouette.
What ranges of sizes to you provide? Jessica’s on Main provides sizes up to 32 thanks to their beautiful Callista line to make sure that they can help every person that walks in the door. The prom section of the store has a beautiful range dresses from 0-26.
Do you have consultants to help brides find their perfect dress? Absolutely! Brides can make an appointment with knowledgeable consultants to help Brides find their perfect dress. Consultants start off by getting a feel for the style of wedding and dress they are going for, and have the Bride begin by clipping 6 clothespins on the dresses they love and want to try on first. From there, the consultants narrow down their style and help pull dresses that they think the Bride will love.
How many people can I bring with me to try on dresses? The appointment-only bridal suite in Jessica’s on Main would probably max out at 12, but Pam and her consultants will do our best to accommodate larger parties. The bridal suite has a changing room for the bride to get dressed in and a conjoined lounge area with finger foods and water for friends and family.
What is the best way to schedule an appointment? To make an appointment with a Jessica’s on Main consultant, a client can call or email the store phone.
Do you do in house alterations? The store works with an incredible seamstress from Crawfordsville that can come in store to mark measurements.
How many alterations do you recommend before the wedding day? Our seamstress advises to have at least 3 fittings before your wedding to make sure that every detail is paid attention to and your dress is exactly the way you want it.
What can a Bride do with her wedding dress after the wedding? A big trend that Pam is seeing and loving is framing your wedding dress into a shadow box and hanging it in your home. If you’d prefer to preserve it, there is a dry cleaner in Crawfordsville that offers preservation.
What advice would you give a Bride hoping to buy her wedding dress? Start early that way you have plenty of time to locate and order exactly what you want! Depending on the company and dress style, it could take up to 16 weeks to get a dress in. Morilee and Rebecca Ingram both have a selection of dresses that they keep in hanging stock to accomodate faster orders.