We welcome you to one of the largest and most respected Bridal/Formal Companies in the United States.
Beginning as a small fabric store in central Kentucky 38 years ago, Bridal Warehouse has grown and expanded into three states, four bridal superstores, a bridal/prom boutique, six tuxedo stores, a tuxedo wholesale sub-lease company and a wholesale shoe company.
Bridal Warehouse always puts the customer first with the objective to provide service above and beyond your expectations. Everyone knows a wedding does not happen without careful planning and attention to detail. Whether you dream of a large storybook wedding, a small elegant affair or a romantic destination ceremony, Bridal Warehouse will be with you every step of the way.
A brief history of Bridal Warehouse
In 1978, more than two decades ago, Bobbie’s Fabrics opened in Elizabethtown Kentucky. The business was very successful and became well known in central Kentucky. The knowledge gained within the fabric business proved invaluable in what was to come.
Some of the main items purchased from the fabric store were materials to make wedding attire. Realizing a growing need in Central Kentucky for a full service bridal store, the focus of the fabric store shifted and morphed into Bobbie’s Bridal. The bridal store grew quickly due to excellent customer service and hard work. Times changed and a new trend was noticed. Many brides did not want to order their gown, they wanted their gown immediately.
Customers wanted to have more selection of gowns and styles. Customers also wanted to try on a gown that fit them, not just look at a sample on a hanger. Bridal Warehouse opened in Louisville, Kentucky in 1994 ( with thousands of square feet full of designer wedding gowns). It was an immediate success. Each superstore location has over one thousand bridal and destination gowns from the world’s best formal designers. The entire wedding party is catered to. Brides maids, mothers and flower girls each have a huge selection to choose from. Each location also features over one thousand prom, pageant and special occasion gowns and dresses. Bridal Warehouse is a unique experience that caters to you. Now, some sixteen years later, Bridal Warehouse has expanded to four bridal superstores and a new bridal/prom/tux boutique store.
To ensure all of the wedding party has proper attire, including the guys, Tuxedo Avenue was opened in 2001. Tux Ave is a full service tuxedo store with the largest selection of fashion styles available, and conveniently located inside each Bridal Warehouse. Not just a couple of tuxedos in the corner of a bridal store, but a 2,000 square foot tuxedo retail store providing the same quality service and product for the men as Bridal Warehouse has for the ladies.
Seeing the need for an up to date fashion forward line of shoes the Bridal Warehouse design team went to work and created a new wholesale shoe line called ‘Your Party Shoes’. The team met with our manufacturer in May of 2010 and the new shoe line was launched. Your Party Shoes was marketed to Bridal Stores from across the country at the Atlanta Prom Market in August of 2010 and at the National Bridal Market in Chicago in October of 2010. Our customers love the new shoe line and we all look forward to next seasons new designs.
The Savvi Tuxedo Group invited Tuxedo Avenue to attend their annual meeting in the summer of 2010. The Savvi membership committee was seeking companies to join the group and Tuxedo Avenue was highly recommend by several tuxedo vendors. The group was a perfect fit for Tuxedo Avenue. Tuxedo Avenue will now be marketed as Tuxedo Avenue a proud member of Savvi. We now join over 300 Savvi stores from across the United States allowing us to serve our customers anywhere in the country. In February of 2011 the owner of Savvi Owensboro Kentucky sold his operations to Tuxedo Avenue. Tuxedo Avenue now has six tuxedo stores in three states. The Owensboro location will retain the Savvi name and be call Savvi Formalwear by Tuxedo Avenue.
WE ARE CHANGING! Bridal Warehouse is rebranding as USA Bridal. The warehouse name has begun to cause confusion with our customers. We have never been a stripped down décor ‘warehouse’. The name was chosen to emphasize the size of our stores, the selection available and the value offered to our customers. Our web site has always been USABRIDAL.COM and the new store name USA Bridal really matches what we are. One of the largest privately owned bridal & formal wear companies in the United States. How do you like our new name?