SANDRA D’S BRIDAL BOUTIQUE | About us

Learn more about Sandra D’s Bridal! As one of the Best Bridal Shops in Wisconsin, we’ll help you find the perfect wedding dress & tux rentals.


History

Since 1989, Sandra D’s Bridal Boutique has helped brides and grooms create the wedding of their dreams. The boutique began providing dresses for all aspects of weddings, prom, or special events. Later on, the boutique added men’s formal wear and became truly a full-service boutique. Throughout the stores’ history, alterations have been offered by Sandra, the owner. We strive to provide you the friendly, personal service for that “boutique experience” you deserve.

 

Sandra Budewitz

Sandra always dreamed of owning her own business one day and in June of 1989, she opened the doors of Sandra D’s Bridal Boutique. She hoped to fill a need for a full-service bridal boutique in the Watertown area and 30 years later, she feels she has. At a very young age, her mother gave her the gift of sewing. Early on, she began doing alterations for friends and family and in 1985 earned an Associate Degree in Clothing and Textiles. Sandra enjoys connecting with her customers during the fitting process. “I love hearing the stories from each bride about her wedding plans – each one is different and exciting!”

Weddings have evolved in the past 30 years and Sandra now sees the desire for brides to experience a “boutique experience”. “We want to provide a memorable experience for such an important time in their lives.” 

When Sandra isn’t busy being hands-on at Sandra D’s Bridal Boutique, you will find her spending time with her husband, volunteering at events in the community or working on creating new events for the downtown as part of the Main St. Program.

What is your favorite style/designer? I like the lines of the fit and flare style. I also like the switch to gowns with straps as it allows for details on the back to be featured.

What do you like about working in a bridal store? I look forward to attending the National Bridal Market in Chicago each year to see what new and exciting things we can bring back and share with our customers.

I love what I do and I enjoy helping people find their perfect style and then being able to make it their own through the alterations process is very rewarding!

 

Susan Budewitz  

Susan has been on the Sandra D’s Bridal Boutique team since 2005. She loves being a stylist because she likes hearing where brides are from and what their wedding day is going to be like. When Susan isn’t at the boutique, you’ll  find her reading and walking her dogs.

Emily Kuehl

Emily became a stylist at Sandra D’s Bridal Boutique in 2012. Her favorite part about working at the boutique is educating and connecting with brides, rather than just selling them a dress. She also loves attending bridal conferences to learn about upcoming trends in the wedding industry. When Emily’s not dreaming about weddings, you’ll find her spending time with family and friends and traveling.

Brenda WoodwardBrenda Woodward
07:11 09 May 23
So far five stars, people were amazing, friendly, helpful and patient.We haven't picked up our tux yet...more to come, and if not, all went well.Side note, my friends weren't happy with the places in Brookfield.
Sarah RingSarah Ring
21:26 23 Apr 23
The stylist was so helpful in helping me narrow down my style, and gave me really good tips. What I ordered came in good time and they were so professional and helpful. I also went with my friend recently and they were so willing to work with budget and style preferences.
Shawna WellsShawna Wells
15:28 19 Jan 23
I reached out to Sandra’s originally when I was trying to find a purple dress to wear for my wedding and was toying with the idea of settling on a black wedding dress, Sandra’s was so nice in their response and wanted to provide me with options. I was able to resolve my dress issue with a seamstress, but, because of how kind they were, I put Sandra’s on the list of options right away for bridesmaids/attendants dresses. Though getting everyone together on one day to go shopping was difficult, I was able to get at least 5 to go with me to Sandra’s (our 3rd appt of that day). Because my wedding is in May and none of us were available to shop during the holidays, timing brought us pretty close to the deadline for ordering dresses, with that in mind, Sandra + team had picked out the dresses that could be available on time in the green color I had chosen and had them all set aside for us when we arrived!! Loved that. It was a small selection, but there were some beautiful options, like the dress photo attached (in a different color). Only one of my bridesmaids/attendants chose a dress from Sandra’s (see photo) but there were at least 4 others in the area whom I had expected to usher over to Sandra’s the following weekend to also get their orders in. It turned out that we were even closer to the deadline than I realized though and we only had a couple days after our Saturday appointment to get gals over to the bridal boutique for that particular color green. We had chosen 2 greens for dresses for the wedding, Sandra’s moss-green included, but with work, children, and influenza floating about, the other 4 gals one by one were unable to get to the shop in time to order a gown in that color. Not wanting one person to be alone in one color green while the others were choosing the darker option, I had to reach out to Sandra’s to cancel our order. I felt so stressed and so apologetic, I couldn’t believe I was in the pickle I was in. Sandra’s was not super kind about the situation, but I understand that they have a business to run and it meant losing our order/money/bridesmaids so I think they may have also been stressed on the other end of things. NONETHELESS, Sandra told me they would reach out to the manufacturer to see if they could cancel the order and get back to me right away with what they said, at least being willing to try mattered soo much to me!!! Turns out it was ok, it could be canceled. There was a small cancellation fee, which I happily covered, and I couldn’t thank Sandra’s enough for allowing me to back out of the jam I had gotten into. All of this is to say, Sandra’s seems to really care, the shop is very cute, there’s a lovely spot for trying on gowns, we worked with Susan who was very nice and helpful, the dress my friend found was GORGEOUS and I wish we had had better timing and had discussed the hard deadline before we had gotten anyone’s hopes up. I am recommending the shop to my 3 other friends getting married in 2023 and 2024 and hoping this too, will help encourage others to stop at Sandra D’s!!!
Clarence Zabel IIClarence Zabel II
11:43 09 May 22
The customer service was AWESOME! Went on short notice to rent a suit, our son was unavailable due to track and field practice. The lady working measured up our sons pants and shirt, he had given us. And when the suit showed up, our son tried on the suit, and it fit like a glove! You guys are Awesome, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!
Autumn SlosserAutumn Slosser
02:10 04 Sep 21
I found 2 amazing dresses at Sandra D's, both with very reasonable prices! I fell in love with my dress and didn't even bother to look elsewhere. They also had a veil that was the perfect accessory.I had to postpone our reception multiple times due to Covid-19, and they were always kind and accommodating about rescheduling appointments and holding onto the dress for an extended period. The alterations went above the call of duty at the last minute to shorten the hem- it was well worth it to be able to dance without care! Thanks for all you did for our big day!Photos by McKenna Marie Shaffer @mckennamariephoto
Kimberly CostelloKimberly Costello
02:09 05 Aug 21
I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Sandra D’s! Not only is the staff amazing, helpful and fun but the dresses and service are amazing.Also, want to wear my dress everyday!
Alyssa KaulAlyssa Kaul
03:28 15 Aug 19
My friend is the biggest procrastinator you'll ever meet lol. She waited until 4 days before her wedding day to pick a dress. I called ahead and spoke to the owner (forgot her name ?) and asked for her to set aside a few dresses in my friends size because we only had a maybe an hour and a half to shop...the owner was ready with dresses as soon as we arrived and was so helpful in helping the bride choose her accessories. Thank you for such amazing service and attention!
Bonnie SchnulleBonnie Schnulle
21:18 29 Jun 19
Very nice
Krazy StylezKrazy Stylez
22:06 26 Jun 19
The place to rent tuxedos!
Linda JahnLinda Jahn
22:09 02 May 19
Great service. Very will to help. I recommend this place for any occasion requiring formal wear. I bought my wedding and bridesmaids dresses here. Do all tux rentals here too. My veil, tiara and jewelry was purchase here too.
Shannon YagerShannon Yager
19:08 16 Apr 19
Tux and wedding dress rentals
Stacy WoodsStacy Woods
19:41 02 Aug 17
My son had decided last minute to go to prom and when I called to ask if he would be able to still order a tux they were so helpful and kind. Not to mention his tux came a day early. Love this place!!!
Stephanie IngebrigtsonStephanie Ingebrigtson
20:54 13 Jul 17
I have been getting dresses and alterations from Sandy for over 20 years! She does a wonderful job and I wouldn't go any where else. I just picked up my wedding dress and it's beautiful!!! Getting married out of state and so glad I came back home to get my dress. Thank you Sandy!!!?
Love HurtsLove Hurts
14:56 14 Jun 17
Sandra always has a smile on her face. Eager to help even when it might not benefit her directly. You just don't find that anymore. We'll always return to her first for prom dresses, evening wear and eventually bridal.
DomDom
23:02 09 Feb 16
So so angry about my experience here. I brought in my prom dress hoping that she would be able to do (what I thought) was a simply alteration. Turns out it would be "too much work" and would cost at least "$150." Not to mention the question of "why did you buy a dress that wasn't exactly your size." Sorry, but I'll take my business elsewhere.
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Testimonials

“I bought my dress & received my alterations at Sandra D’s. Their customer service goes above and beyond through the whole process. I was always very comfortable and they always answered all of my questions. Her prices are more than reasonable, especially for the alterations. I would highly recommend her to anyone.”


“Sandy and team are amazing. Emily helped me find my dress and was so fun to work with. I gave her what I was looking for and a budget and she pulled so many options. It was hard to pick. But I found the dress that I fell in love with! We got our bridesmaids dresses from Sandra D’s as well. They were originally Alfred Angelo dresses, and when Alfred Angelo closed, Sandy was so accommodating and helped us find different dresses for the bridesmaid.

She kept in constant contact with me, updating me on the status of the dresses and made sure we would have them in time for any alterations before the wedding. The bridesmaids loved their dresses. We also rented a couple suits. They were great, and Sandy was able to make some last minute sizing changes as well, which was awesome.

I would highly recommend Sandra D’s to anyone looking for wedding or bridesmaids dresses, or looking to rent suits. Everyone there is a pleasure to work with and Sandy does an amazing job altering and making sure the dress fits perfectly.”

 

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Bridal Gowns

Mother’s Gowns and Special Occasion

Tuxedos and Suits

Accessories

Prom Gowns

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