Mary's Bridal by PC Mary's Inc is one of the nation's largest and most successful bridal gown designers and manufacturer.
Mary, also the owner's name, started with the exchange of a piece of gauzy white wedding gown fabric over 30 years ago.
When Mary immigrated to the United States with her business savvy and fashion sense, she knew she wanted to start her own business.
Her sister-in-law, who owned a dress shop, suggested that she go into the bridal gown business.
Mary then got some wedding fabric from her sister-in-law and soon, she was designing bridal gowns.
"She didn't know at the time that she had a real talent for fashion design," her daughter, who does advertising and
public relations for the company, said. Thereafter, Mary's whole family followed her into the bridal business to make the
company a success. Her husband handles the financial of the company. Their oldest son handles the international sales.
Their youngest son acts as controller. Lastly, their grand children model for prom dresses and flower girls dresses in
the company catalogs.
Each collection starts with ideas from Mary as she dives into hundreds of women's fashion magazines. She next makes over 1000
sketches that she sends to the manufactures to be made into sample. Finally, she narrows the possibilities down to about 200 dresses to
the "essence of Mary's" for that season. Mary's designs tend to be more traditional than wild. Her gowns are designed to be
pleasing regardless of size, taste, or budget. They are made so that everyone can look like a princess on their wedding day.
With Mary's, the public is amazed at the quality it can get for the price. A gown that would cost several thousand dollars
elsewhere can be purchased for a fraction because Mary makes sure her dresses are affordable.
Furthermore, her quality is much better because the all the beads are hand-sewn and the insides have no visible seams.
Women are more sophisticated now than in the past and have many more choices of wedding dress, so the market is extremely competitive.
With bridal magazines big as a phone book and with thousands of ads, a bridal company has to try very hard to stand out.
Mary's stands out through its service, price and styling. With wedding gowns more expensive than some automobiles,
Mary pleases the bride with dresses that usually run in the $800 to $1200 range.
When a bride purchases a Mary's dress, they will know it will be there. Stores know they can count on us to be delivered on time.
Thus, stores are inclined to push Mary's gowns. Additionally, word of mouth is our fastest form of advertising.
Mary's Bridal by PC Mary's Inc. is among the top bridal manufacturers in the United States. I
t has won the Diva Award for distinguished excellence in the bridal Industry, the Debi Award for best
Quinceanera design, the esert Rose award for best bridal dress, customer service and best catalog,
and the Dallas Fashion award.
It has been featured by Good Morning America and television specials covering wedding planning, as well as in
numerous magazines covers.
Her dresses are sold in markets throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico, and throughout Latin America. The look is a little
different in each area. For instance, in New York, brides want to be understated yet sophisticated. In California, brides tend to
go with bare shoulders, lots of skin, and want to show off their bodies. In the South, Texas and Latin America, brides want
enormous trains and very elaborate dresses, veils and headpieces. Mary's also makes bridesmaid dresses, Quinceanera dresses,
prom dresses, and flower girl dresses. Mary's business started in one room in her house. Now it involves office buildings and several warehouses in Houston and factories throughout Asia. She got where they are by working hard, sleepless nights and years of no vacations.
"It is a great reward to gain so many people's approval and to have people everywhere accepting you and liking your
designs," Mary said. "But the biggest accomplishment is finally being able to make a name in this great country."
Mary's is a manufacturer and wholesaler of fine wedding apparel and accessories.
Please go to our store listing for your nearest Mary's Authorized reseller.