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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.

Images of our Westminster building provided by Jenna Shriver Photography.

FAQ

 

 

Do I need 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/

 

 

Do you have my size and something in my budget?

 

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 five different designers ranging in all sizes and colors. Our designers include Christina Wu Celebrations, Bill Levkoff Bridesmaids, Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner Bridesmaids, DaVinci Bridesmaids, and Lucci Lu bridesmaids. 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/

 

 

When should I shop for my wedding attire?

 

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.

 

 

Do you do alterations? How much are they?

 

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 $75 and $25 for all other clothing bought elsewhere.

 

 

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Stella's Historic Baltimore Location

Our 1961 location in Baltimore

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