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.