For over 40 years, Wendy's has been the premier bridal shop in Ohio, known for our wide selection, our attentive service, and our commitment to making each bride's wedding dream a reality. We offer a full range of accessible, mid-range, and high-end bridal gowns and bridesmaid's dresses. We pride ourselves in being able to provide our brides with the most exciting top designer labels. Whether you're looking for a classic, beach theme, or a rustic chic look we have the perfect gown for you!
Wendy's Bridal was founded in 1973 by a former jeweler who wanted to run a business that truly mattered, one that helped people create their special day. He named the store after his wife Wendy, in honor of their fond memories of their own wedding and the love they shared together.
From the start, Wendy's focused on personalized service. Women came for private appointments with trained experts on bridal fashion. The store became known for its start-to-finish experience, helping the bride not only select the perfect dress but manage the fitting, the alterations, and all the little fashion choices. We understand the stress that a wedding can bring, and we help support our customers by working closely with you right up to the big day. We are only happy if you're happy with your look, your fit, and your wedding.
Now Wendy's Bridal has over 40 years in the industry. We have locations in Columbus and Cincinnati and continue to offer one of the largest selections of bridal fashion in the state. Most importantly, we continue to attend to each customer with a personalized, one-on-one experience, no matter what your budget.
My passion for bridal started in 1989 when my extraordinarily talented mother became head of alterations here at Wendy's. She mentored me for three years as I tailored and learned textiles and fit for bridal. By the early 1990's I was working 1-on-1 with brides and styling them; I loved it. I never lose sight of the privilege of helping a bride find the perfect gown for her big day, and seeing her glow when she finds the right dress never gets old. I have been married to my wonderful husband for 38 years. We have two terrific grown sons and two amazing daughters-in-law. When I'm not working with brides, my favorite things are playing with my four fun-loving grandchildren, spending time in nature with walks, and dipping my toes in the sand. I thrive on my faith, music, good food, coffee, and of course, wine.
Coffee Order: Caramel Macchiato with almond milk
Guilty Pleasure: Shopping
Favorite Bridal Style: Classic, Timeless, Elegant
Best Marriage Advice: Forgiveness
I began my career in bridal in 1989 with the encouragement of my mother. I knew quickly that this was something that I was going to do for a long time. Many trends and styles have changed over the years, but this one thing has not. I still feel honored and privileged every day to be able to help brides as they plan one of the most important days of their lives. I am the mother of three beautiful grown daughters. In my personal time, I love to garden with my husband, travel, enjoy nature, and I love being adventurous with cooking. I am a foodie and a wine enthusiast.
Coffee Order: Vanilla Sweet Cream Cold Brew
Guilty Pleasure: My Chickens
Favorite Bridal Style: Unique Boho
Best Marriage Advice: Keep each other laughing
Lila Craig Wilson
I have worked at Wendy's Bridal for almost 3 years and am the person you want when something can't be found. I know the name of every dress, how many veils are on the floor, and the date of every Saturday for the next year. My favorite part of working at Wendy's Bridal is putting together the bridal shows, please come see me! You can find me sitting by
the fire or in my hammock, reading a book when I am not at work!
Coffee Order: Iced Caramel Macchiato with light drizzle
Guilty Pleasure: Reading
Favorite Bridal Style: Clean Sheath with buttons
Best Marriage Advice: Practice Communication
Meet the team behind the front desk. These women are the first voices you hear on the phone and the last smile you see when we load your pressed aisle-ready gown in your car before your big day. Our front desk team is what keeps our store running smoothly so that all of all our brides can have the best experience here at Wendy's Bridal. As a team, our goal is for every bride to feel beautiful in every sense of the word. We strive to impact and improve the lives of all our brides!
Coffee Order: Paige- Iced Coffee with sugar-free vanilla
Guilty Pleasure: Tik Tok Days!
Favorite Bridal Style: Tia- Hippie Gothic Chic
Best Marriage Advice: Melissa- Never sleep alone
Tia, Melissa, Paige
I have always loved helping people see themselves in the beauty that others see in them. Working in bridal was a natural extension of that desire to help others feel special and beautiful. Being here at Wendy's for the past several years has been a great experience. Seeing my brides beam when they find "the dress" makes me so happy and fulfilled. When I'm not working at Wendy's, I enjoy spending time with my wonderful husband of 10 years whether we're playing games, seeing a movie, or enjoying a beautiful afternoon at the zoo.
Coffee Order: Caramel Macchiato with whole milk
Guilty Pleasure: Potato chips
Favorite Bridal Style: Lace, Lace, Lace!
Best Marriage Advice: Fall in love over and over again
Sarah Lynn Kollai
Stylist/Social Media Manager
I am the wife and mother of three amazing kids that are now adults. I also have two wonderful fur babies that make me laugh every day. I have always been in sales since I was in high school and I love talking up the perfect product to anyone who will listen, (even total strangers at the grocery store). When I decided to enter the bridal industry I didn’t realize what an impact it would have on my life as well as on the brides and their guests. There is nothing more satisfying to me than seeing the look on my bride's face when they find their dream dress. Knowing that they will walk towards the love of their life in a dress that I helped them find is a fantastic feeling. The tears, hugs, smiles, and joy knowing that I had a little hand in this is pretty remarkable!