Brides can 'yes' to these dresses
November 14, 2019 | View PDF
There is a small shop in town that caters to every girl's fantasy of buying a fancy dress for a prom, wedding or quinceañera.
Sandra's Wedding Shop, at 651 D Street, is where girls can begin their search for that special dress. The shop also carries books with examples of additional dresses that can be ordered.
The shop carries wedding, bridesmaid, flower girl, mother-of-the-bride and quinceañera dresses, as well as tuxedos and decorations of all types.
Upon entering the store, shoppers will see a mannequin with a bouffant hand-embroidered dress. Walking through the store is like looking inside a kaleidoscope; every color imaginable is available.
Even though the store utilizes the "Mary" brand of dresses, there are a number of catalogs customers can choose from.
Flor Casillas has owned Sandra's since she purchased the shop from her friend Sandra Vargas in 2006.
When asked what the most-popular dress style is, Casillas replied, "The girls want something new and different. There are new styles to choose from every six months." According to Casillas, no one wants to wear last year's styles.
In addition, once the customer has purchased the dress, Casillas offers alterations.
Quinceañera dress prices range from $299 up to $1,000, while wedding dresses go as high as $1,200.
"I love when people are happy with everything they get here," Casillas said. "Customer satisfaction is 100% important."
Sandra's Wedding Shop is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays, 11-2. The shop can be reached by calling 661-758-8250.