Providing wedding gowns, tuxedos, bridesmaids dresses, mother of the bride dresses, and all bridal party needs since 1961, Love it at Stella’s has the largest selection of formalwear in the Baltimore Maryland region. Serving Baltimore, Baltimore County, Cecil County, Carroll County, Howard County, Montgomery County and eastern Pennsylvania. Our selection of custom couture alterations, and superior customer care will serve all bridal party needs, budgets, and all sizes.
After residing in Baltimore Maryland as Stella’s Bridal, we are now nestled in a beautiful historic building in Westminster Maryland that was once Westminster High School, then the Westminster Inn.
Come for the once in a lifetime bridal experience of attentive client care from our bridal stylists, vast selection in sizes from petite to plus sizes for curvy women, and on site alterations in an atmosphere of tasteful elegance in a calming environment. A must see in your search for wedding gowns. Call 443-289-8832 for an appointment.
Over the past 46 years of working with our brides and customers, we want to give you the best experience possible! By making an appointment, whether you’re shopping for a wedding dress, mother’s gown, bridesmaids dresses, suits or tuxedoes, you are reserving one-on-one time with our trained stylists to help find you the perfect attire for your big day. Shopping for a wedding dress is totally different from walking into a department store, we are a small business that focuses on you! Wedding dress shopping can be an emotional experience that you want to share with your closest friends and family. Your experience can be whatever you want it to be. That’s why we are here to make it the best personalized shopping experience you’ve ever had! There are lots of different appointment options – check them out here: https://www.loveitatstellas.com/appointment-types/
Having something for everyone is very important to us here at Stella’s. Our in-store sample wedding dresses range from sizes 4-32, with available sizing from 00-34 for special order. Don’t worry if you don’t fit into traditional bridal sizing – no one really does. Everyone needs a little tweaks here and there! That’s why we offer in house alterations. We also work closely with customizable designers, such as Casablanca Bridal, that offer full custom sizing – the dress is made from scratch to your exact measurements! Budget wise. wedding dresses in our store do not exceed $3000, with majority being below $2000 and a wide selection of $1200 and under. We also always have a rack of sample gowns for hefty discounts! Check out our bridal selection here: https://www.loveitatstellas.com/bridal-by-silhouette/
For our bridesmaids, we carry Christina Wu Celebrations bridesmaids collection and Adrianna Papell Platinum bridesmaids ranging in sizes and colors. Christina Wu Celebration features a vast variety of fashion-forward designs adorned with delicate details and are effortlessly wearable from day to night. Adrianna Papell Platinum dresses features exquisite beading on timeless silhouettes for bridesmaids, maid-of-honor, or any special evening. We are sure to have your color and fit into your girl’s budgets. Check out our bridesmaids selection here: https://www.loveitatstellas.com/bridesmaids-by-length/
We have over 100 formal gowns to choose from perfect for the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom or your upcoming gala/special event! With beautiful discounted gowns right off the rack, we are sure to have something for your event this weekend! And for your daughter or son’s wedding in a few months, we have lots of gowns available for order in many different colors and sizes! Check out our women’s formalwear selection here: https://www.loveitatstellas.com/mother-of-the-bride/
Suits and tuxedoes available for rental and purchase, we will always match your colors exactly! Enjoy a secluded, upscale space just for men and pick out your perfect menswear for your guys. With five or more groomsmen/people renting suits, get your Groom’s suit for FREE! Check out our menswear selection and build your tux/suit look here: https://www.loveitatstellas.com/menswear/
Most bridal magazines recommend that you start shopping for your wedding dress about 1 year out from your wedding. And it does take about 6-9 months to receive a wedding dress if you special order it. We work with many different designers all over the world; including gowns from the Netherlands, Spain, India, Taiwan, and Australia. However, many of our designers have US based warehouses and can get us gowns even faster! Some of our designers offer rush orders and we are able to get you your dream dress within 4 months if needed. We are able to get the gown even sooner if our designer has the size and color you need in stock. Alternatively, many of our brides decide to purchase the sample gown that we have in store right off the rack at a discount! So, no need to worry if you’re on a time crunch. We will find you your dream dress, no matter what!
For bridesmaids we recommend starting shopping about 8 months out and ordering them about 5-6 months out from the wedding. Most bridesmaids dresses take about 4 months to come in, and you always want to leave some time in-case your girls need some alterations on their dresses. However, don’t worry, if you have a closer wedding date, many of our designers offer rush orders and can get you all the colors and sizes you need as soon as 1 month out.
For our mother’s and formalwear clients – we recommend starting to shop around the same time as bridesmaids – 8 months out – and making a decision about 5-6 months out to allow plenty of time for the gown to arrive and any alterations you may need. We can also get our formal gowns on a rush, as well!
For Suits and Tuxedoes we recommend picking out your look about 6 months out and having your groomsmen fitted around 3-4 months out from the wedding. This way we can ensure a proper fit.
Yes we do! We have an amazing in-house seamstress with over 30 years of experience in couture bridal fittings and a degree in couture sewing. Our owner also has over 30 years experience and used to make wedding gowns herself. Wedding dress altering is an art form and requires talent as well. Many times bridal seamstresses must take apart a gown and put it back together again to make it fit correctly, all while making it look like it has never been touched. Our seamstress can alter your wedding dress and even help you design your own by adding sleeves, adding custom beading, making a custom veil and much, much more!
We know that budgeting is very important in wedding planning, so we do recommend budgeting about $200-$900 for your wedding dress alterations – depending on the complexity of your dress and how much needs to be altered. However, our couture bridal fittings are a-la-carte, meaning that you only get what you need. If you just need a hem, you just get a hem. You only pay for what you need, etc. Buying your dress with us also doesn’t tie you to getting your alterations done with us. You are welcome to go elsewhere if you know someone you trust.
Our couture bridal seamstress will estimate alterations cost for you at your fitting appointment. If you decide you do not want to get your alterations done with us, there is a $50 consultation fee for wedding dress fittings, and a $25 consultation fee for all other fittings, to compensate her time she took to estimate your dress.
If you did not buy your dress with us but have heard wonderful things about our seamstress, we would love to help you! We offer couture bridal fittings for outside purchases for a starting fee of $100 for Bridal and $40 for all other clothing bought elsewhere.
Credit Card info is required upon booking your alterations appointment. If you neglect to show or cancel your appointment within less than 48 hours, your card will be charged a $50 fee. This policy is for all alterations appointments. This fee is to compensate our seamstress for her time.
My relationship with these amazing ladies goes back to 2001 for my senior prom. At the time, they were Stella's Bridal located in the Highlandtown neighborhood in Baltimore City. Then I bought my wedding gown from them in 2011 as I planned to marry the wrong guy. Fast forward to 2016, I've found the right guy and fortunately I already have the right dress. Even though they've long since moved, I had to find these women to do my alterations. I didn't want anyone else. We took the gown to their current location in Westminster and it was like no time had passed. The ladies there were so wonderful to me even though I wasn't shopping, just having my dress taken in and hemmed here and there. I highly recommend them and hope that one day I'll be able to take my future daughter there to shop for dresses.
A few years ago, I had some horrible experiences shopping for a prom dress. Other shops would not let me try dresses on in fear of me "playing dress up." I then stumbled upon Stella's. They were so incredibly kind and even took down the dress I ended up buying off of a manikin. I am now with the same man looking to buy my wedding dress and Stella's happened to be my first and only choice. Everyone was so amazing and accommodating allowing me try dresses on for a second time to be sure I found just the right one. Again, the dress I chose happened to be displayed on a manikin that the women helping me, kindly took down. The staff made me feel beautiful and made sure that this was such a special and not stressful part of my life. I am so happy that I chose Stella's to help me find my perfect gown for my special day. I would recommend this shop to anyone!
EVERYONE at Love it at Stella's is so professional, knowledgeable, and kind. They really listen to what you want and your budget. They get excited for you and are honest about recommendations. I have referred 5 people and every one of them have found their wedding dresses there! Such an amazing experience and I would recommend anyone and everyone to Love It at Stella's!
Found the most beautiful dress that was perfect for our big day! The staff there are so friendly and made sure you have a great experience. My alterations were completed timely and pricing was very reasonable!! They were GREAT!!!
Buying me dress with Love It! At Stella's was an outstanding experience. It is very clear that everyone on their staff is working to give each and every bride the very best experience. I never felt pressured or that I wasn't being heard. The Stella staff is fantastic!
Love it! at Stella's was the best place to find all of the dresses for my bridesmaids! Since we chose to do mismatched styles, Stella's had a great variety of dresses in the right colors so my bridesmaids could find the perfect dress that they loved. My husband and all of his groomsmen also got there tuxes there which made it easier! They have great color options for ties as well. The atmosphere is great there and the style of the shop is so fun! I would absolutely shop there again for a future event.
Beautiful store, wonderful staff, and great quality dresses with affordable prices. I love the feel and look of the store. Very youthful, modern and clean. The sales reps are very friendly and attentive. I found my perfect dress!
Everyone was lovely and went above and beyond to accommodate my schedule - they came in early and promptly made the alterations my dress needed. I couldn't have asked for a better team!
Yesterday my mother and I found Stella's through a google search for mother of the bride dress shops in Westminster. We are in Westminster nearly everyday, but somehow have never seen the store. The moment that I walked into the door, I realized how sad it was that was the case. I already bought my bridesmaids and my wedding gown from another store and I would have LOVED to have searched this store first. From the moment you walk in, the atmosphere is perfect. Great music, huge selection, beautiful store layout, and welcoming/ nice workers. They even had a board on the wall saying welcome with the names of all of the people who made appointments for that day. Though we didn't have an appointment, it wasn't a problem. It was 4pm which wasn't a problem (as they're the only bridal store open in the area until the evening on a Saturday). We had to look at mother of the bride dresses and tuxes, which wasn't a problem (as they have a separate section for everything which was neat that it could be a one stop shop). There were no problems, other than the fact that the men can not actually try on the tuxes, instead, they try on a regular black one for the correct size and then choose which tux they would like from a book. Other than this, I highly recommend this shop being one of your first stops, if not, the ONLY stop, once you begin the wedding planning experience. (Also, they had a rack of discontinued bridesmaids/ homecoming type gowns that were all $25 flat in a variety of sizes. I tried on three just to see if they would work for a future family cruise. For only $25... why not?)
The ladies at Stella's are super friendly and knowledgeable. While I didn't end up purchasing my dress from them (I happened to find THE dress at the trunk show of a designer they don't carry), they provided me by far the most exciting and fun dress shopping experience of any place I visited. They have quite an extensive collection and really worked to understand my vision and stay within my budget. I truly had a blast with shopping there and would reccommend this shop to anyone!