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Mara | Bridal, Prom & Tux

500 Kelly Street
Charles City Iowa , 50616
United States
641-228-3301
info@marabrides.com
marabrides.com

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Had such a good experience at Mara! Everyone is very welcoming and friendly. Lori helped me find my dress and really listened to everything I had to say about what I wanted. Great selection of dresses as well. Highly recommend to anyone looking for their dream dress!

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Had a great experience. Everyone was so nice. I wasnt sure exactly what i was looking for in a dress but you went all out to find a variety of dresses for me to try. Best thing was no pressure. My friends and i had a great time . its great that we have this business option in our town. Thank you

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My experience with Mara was nothing short of wonderful. I loved the private space, the charm, and the girls were so great to work with. I am absolutely in love with dress!! I drove almost 3 hours just to go to Mara and I wouldn’t change it for the world.

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Absolutely perfect experience!! The staff at Mara made choosing my wedding dress a breeze.

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I had an AMAZING first dress shopping experience at Mara! There was a huge variety of dress styles to try on and the owner herself spent all morning hand picking dresses based on what I liked and disliked about each one I tried. I was extremely picky but Tiffany didn’t mind at all. She was SO fun to work with and was totally focused on finding the dress that was perfect for ME. I am thrilled that I found my dream dress at Mara and got to support this exceptional small business!!

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I had an AMAZING first dress shopping experience at Mara! There was a huge variety of dress styles to try on and the owner herself spent all morning hand picking dresses based on what I liked and disliked about each one I tried. I was extremely picky but Tiffany didn’t mind at all. She was SO fun to work with and was totally focused on finding the dress that was perfect for ME. I am thrilled that I found my dream dress at Mara and got to support this exceptional small business!!

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Could not have asked for a better experience at Mara. The owner is so knowledgeable and helpful. We went to a few other places and Mara FAR exceeded any of the other shops we visited. We were so impressed with our experience! If you’re a bride to be, highly recommend this as your first stop!

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Mara was a great experience! Beautiful building and a great selection of dresses for any budget. Definitely recommend to any bride-to-be. Thank you to Tiffany helping me find my dress! :)

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So welcoming, flexible, and kind! I had a wonderful experience and they have such a great selection for any bride! Would highly recommend!

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Absolutely wonderful staff to work with, great selection, and beautiful establishment. Just bought our first prom dress and jewelry, and we will definitely return next year!

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The Mara team was so very helpful with every detail. Their very knowledgeable on their dresses. They also have a wide verity. And very flexible with the pricing. Very easy to say YES to THE dress there!!!!

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They make you feel so beautiful and welcome. I loved the whole experience

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Mara’s was a great place to start my wedding dress shopping experience! Everyone there is so kind and helpful! Cannot wait for my dress to come. Definitely recommend them!

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I traveled from Minneapolis to Mara to find my wedding dress and I’m so happy I did. Everyone there made my experience the most amazing it could have been. Tiffany was my bridal consultant. As a bride that had no idea what I wanted she made sure I tried every style. Her patience, friendliness, and expertise made my experience go beyond what I could have dreamed of. She has an eye for helping brides. After trying on a bunch of dresses I ended up saying yes to the dress to the first dress she had me try on. I will be recommending Mara to everyone I know!

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I loved my experience at Mara. The dress selection was huge and I was able to buy off the rack! It was a beautiful place and very close to home.

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Mara is a place I would definitely recommend to other brides!! They are soo helpful when trying to chose a dress for yourself!!

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I had an amazing experience finding the perfect dress for me. Lori was great at helping me figure out what I did and didn’t like, and ultimately helping me see the big picture instead of just looking at the dress. I am so happy I got to say YES at Mara to the most perfect dress for me! And on top of that finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses. Everything seemed so easy.

I had questions after the fact and Tiffany was very helpful and prompt with a response, even on a Sunday when she didn’t have to.

I highly HIGHLY recommend Mara to everyone looking for their perfect dress.

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I had an amazing experience finding the perfect dress for me. Lori was great at helping me figure out what I did and didn’t like, and ultimately helping me see the big picture instead of just looking at the dress. I am so happy I got to say YES at Mara to the most perfect dress for me! And on top of that finding the perfect bridesmaid dresses. Everything seemed so easy.

I had questions after the fact and Tiffany was very helpful and prompt with a response, even on a Sunday when she didn’t have to.

I highly HIGHLY recommend Mara to everyone looking for their perfect dress.

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Mara has made all of my experiences amazing! I found my dream wedding dress and I feel like a queen in it! The ladies at Mara are so kind and helpful and have the most beautiful collection of dresses and tuxes for all! Thank you Mara for making my experiences wonderful!

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We had an AMAZING day at Mara. Tiffany was wonderful and patient, listened to the type of dress I was looking for and was in and out with different options. I was so nervous to go try on dresses, but they have a large range of sizes!!

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I highly recommend dress shopping at Mara. I came here searching for my wedding dress and had an amazing time! Tiffany was great at listening to what I was wanting in a dress and helped me find the perfect one! Also, the mimosas were fantastic and was a nice touch to the experience. They made me feel special while I was there and I am so excited for my dress to finally arrive!

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I love when I went dress shopping for my wedding dress! 5 stars 10/10 recommend I am in love with my wedding dress. Mara helped me find my dream dress, once I put it on and I felt like a queen, that dress was the one made just for me.Thank you so much Tiffany for helping me find my dress! Can’t wait for my wedding!!

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Loved the service! Everybody was so nice and they hooked me and my groomsmen up for my wedding eventhough i procastinated untill a week before my wedding to get a tux lol. They took care of me and i appreciate them. They helped make my wedding a success!

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5 stars all day! Great place, they made me feel comfortable and had me looking good at my brothers wedding! Highly recommend

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Absolutely love shopping with Mara! Their kind and knowledgeable staff make me feel like a Queen. Their dresses are sublime and have incredible variety for fit and versatility. JUST GO! You won’t regret it.

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I found the PERFECT wedding dress at Mara’s. They had such a wide variety of every style dress. We also ordered our dresses and tux through Mara’s. We did have a few things go wrong with tux, but everyone was so helpful and fixed everything right away! HIGHLY recommend to check out Mara’s selections!

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Very helpful and great selection of dresses for a reasonable price!!!

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Mara was hands down the best wedding dress shopping experience I had (and I went to like 5 other places). I went in for an initial appointment as well as a follow up appointment so I worked with both Tiffany and Lori -- both were super kind, helpful, and all around amazing. They went above and beyond to ensure that I found the perfect dress and was happy with it. At Mara you can tell that they truly care about you and not just making a sale. Their boutique is also beautiful! My mom and I drove there from Ames and it was 100% worth the 2 hour drive. I would recommend Mara to any and everyone! :)

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Beautiful store, great designs and the nicest people!

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AMAZING. I could not have been more impressed with Mara Bridal Salon and the staff. Tiffany, the owner, was so attentive and helpful in assisting me in finding my DREAM wedding dress. They had a wonderful selection, their service was top notch, and the place is overall just so beautiful!

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I had a great experience finding my mother of the groom dress and appreciate all the help and honest opinions.

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We went here today for the first time to find a homecoming dress for my daughter. Great experience and prices. It was so fun to watch her try them on as opposed to ordering online. Highly recommend.

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A couple of years ago we got my daughter's prom dress at Mara and had an awesome experience. When my high school sweetheart and I reunited after 32 years, and were engaged a year later, I was a little hesitant to look for a bridal gown at my age. I contacted Mara and they told me about the National Bridal Sale Event they were going to be having. I set up an appointment and the staff at Mara did not disappoint! Lori was so helpful! I told her what I was looking for in a gown, the second-time-around, and she truly listened and made me feel special. I felt very comfortable and didn't feel pressured. If I could give Mara 10 stars, I would. I would definitely recommend Mara to anyone!

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Wedding dress shopping at Mara was a fabulous experience. The owner went above and beyond to make me and my guests comfortable and pampered. The shop was so cute - would highly recommend!

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Huge thank you to Mara for helping me find the most amazing wedding dress and making me feel like an absolute bombshell on my wedding day! My sisters and I had such a fun time picking out my dress, and Tiffany was so helpful to work with. We also found the most epic bridesmaid dresses at Mara, too. I highly recommend going to Mara for all of your wedding attire needs!

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Absolutely loved my experience at Mara. It was my first time trying on wedding dresses, and to be honest I wasn't expecting to say yes to the dress as my wedding wasn't out for another 15 months, but I did. Mariah helped me find my dream dress. I couldn't have done it without her! I can't wait to go back and pick out bridesmaid dresses AND tuxes!

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I would recommend Mara to anyone! Very last minute wanted a dress change and they went above and beyond with their customer service! Their dresses are gorgeous and In so many price points! Lori was so knowledgeable and made me feel so comfortable! Thank you Mara!!!

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I said Yes to the Dress at Mara! Their boutique is so cute and they have a wide variety of styles and sizes for every bride. The staff was super friendly and helpful and really listened to what I was looking for. I will definitely be telling people to go there to find a dress.

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Best place to get a wedding dress from! My experience was great!

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I found my perfect dress here, but didn't buy it the first time. I had to make sure it was the one, so I setup another appointment and tried multiple dresses but still went back to my perfect dress. Bought it today!

They have been so helpful and welcoming!

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Mallory was a fantastic stylist. I went to Mara for my first ever wedding dress consultation. They had so many beautiful options.

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Such a nice place and they’re so helpful! Wonderful bridal experience!

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Wonderfully helpful!

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My daughter, Alex plus her weeding group, had a wonderful experience with Mara this past Saturday. (Pictured left to right: Jamie, Alex, Grandma Verla, Annie-sister, Leana-Mom, and Deidre. The gals started helping us even before we entered the building, assisting with my 96-year old mom to get her into the dress shop! The staff was so nice and very attentive. Unlike any wedding dress shop we've been at thus far. The service was magnificent and the champagne delightful after Alex said "yes" to one of Mara's gowns. Thank you and can't wait to visit Mara a few more times as our wedding journey continues.

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I had such a wonderful experience at Mara! I found my dream dress and had so much fun doing so.

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I found my perfect dress here yesterday and Mara was the first and only store I went to try on wedding dresses. My stylist (Tiffany) spent a lot of time helping me try on numerous dresses. I never felt rushed and they have a huge selection of dresses. The shop itself is absolutely beautiful. The dresses are all beautiful as well! They were so accommodating to me and my group! I will ALWAYS recommend Mara to every bride that I know!! You also get champagne if you find your dress!

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This was the second place I looked at wedding dresses and I wish I had started here! I worked with Tiffany and she was so wonderful. She made me feel so comfortable and helped me in and out of each dress I tried on. She would grab different accessories for the different dresses and paid attention to what I liked and didn't like about each one to help make suggestions. When I found the one, she helped pull the whole look together and it really helped to see how everything might look all together! I will be recommending Mara to every person I know planning a wedding in the future!

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The staff was super helpful and answered all my questions! I’d highly recommend

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We had a wonderful time! Great deal and a wonderful selection of dresses for prom

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Saturday we went on the long haul to find my sister a prom dress. The staff was so patient, helpful and kind. Our first time visiting here and we will 100% be back for sure! Lovely place, great staff. The prices were unbeatable for the beautiful dresses! We found the one. Pics to come!

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Great experience and loved the personal attention from the staff! So many stunning options to choose from. Thank you.

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I've had a great experience with Mara so far! Tiffany (the owner) went above and beyond for me!

I did A LOT of research before dress shopping- I was open minded but I had a very specific dress style I liked. So I had messaged Mara and asked about a few I liked. They did carry the styles, but didn't have it in my size. Although that's totally normal and I could still try them on, they didn't stop there. Tiffany brought in a loaner dress for me to try on so that I could get a real feel for it and I said "yes to the dress' this past weekend!! Everyone was so friendly and the place is so cute and fun!

Also- this was my FOURTH bridal shop I visited, and my entire group agreed that this was the best shop- the decor, the staff and the trying on experience, and the dresses!

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Amazing place hands down! Staff is welcoming and so super kind. I came in with an idea of what i was looking for and walked out with a stunning dress and accessories. We even found a tux for my prom date to match me. We are both super happy with our purchases and i highly recommend this place if you are still looking for a prom dress or tux.

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Excellent service. Very laid back atmosphere, but that doesn't mean they aren't professional and knowledgeable. We went in for a Prom tux, and the gal who helped us did fantastic. Boys hate shopping for clothes, and my son even mentioned how easy & kinda fun it was. Highly recommend.

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All the ladies at Mara are SO helpful and kind I had an amazing experience choosing my wedding dress.

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I had such a great experience finding my dress at Mara!! The staff was so friendly and helpful, squeezing me in on short notice and working with a designer to get a custom dress made just how I wanted!!

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Beautiful store and amazing appointment experience! So happy to purchase my dress at Mara!

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I HIGHLY recommend Mara! Everyone was so helpful and very friendly. This was the first and only bridal store I tried on dresses at. I had an idea of what I wanted, and my stylist ended up finding me the most perfect dress which happened to be nothing like what I thought I wanted. Thank you all so much for such an amazing experience!

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Riley (I hope I spelled your name correctly 😉) made use feel welcome as soon as we walked in the door. We were early for our appointment because of the weather. It was snowing and so we had given ourselves extra time to arrive in Charles City. Riley immediately took us to the Prom Shop and directed us to the area of the shop where we should be looking for dresses. She made very helpful suggestions about color, style, fit, dress and fabric weight, etc. She helped us pick out about 7 dresses to begin with. Riley then directed us to the bridal suite. Elizabeth was beeming from ear to ear. She felt like royalty. With every dress, Riley gave her honest opinion, which really helped. She was very intuned to Elizabeth and her taste in dresses and what she was looking for. Riley made a couple of trips back to the Prom Shop for more dresses based on what Elizabeth had chosen in the beginning. In the end, Elizabeth chose the first dress that she had picked. From there, Riley helped her to choose earrings and a bracelet to compliment her dress. Riley was very professional and positive throughout the entire experience. She made Elizabeth feel like the most important person in the world on Sunday. Riley's attitude rubbed off on all of us. Will we be coming back next year to purchase Elizabeth's senior prom dress? ABSOLUTELY!!! Your bridal and prom dress store is a hidden gem. If and when it comes time for a wedding dress, we will be headed your way too. Thank you for making my daughter's day such a wonderful experience. 💗💗💗

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Riley (I hope I spelled your name correctly ) made use feel welcome as soon as we walked in the door. We were early for our appointment because of the weather. It was snowing and so we had given ourselves extra time to arrive in Charles City. Riley immediately took us to the Prom Shop and directed us to the area of the shop where we should be looking for dresses. She made very helpful suggestions about color, style, fit, dress and fabric weight, etc. She helped us pick out about 7 dresses to begin with. Riley then directed us to the bridal suite. Elizabeth was beeming from ear to ear. She felt like royalty. With every dress, Riley gave her honest opinion, which really helped. She was very intuned to Elizabeth and her taste in dresses and what she was looking for. Riley made a couple of trips back to the Prom Shop for more dresses based on what Elizabeth had chosen in the beginning. In the end, Elizabeth chose the first dress that she had picked. From there, Riley helped her to choose earrings and a bracelet to compliment her dress. Riley was very professional and positive throughout the entire experience. She made Elizabeth feel like the most important person in the world on Sunday. Riley's attitude rubbed off on all of us. Will we be coming back next year to purchase Elizabeth's senior prom dress? ABSOLUTELY!!! Your bridal and prom dress store is a hidden gem. If and when it comes time for a wedding dress, we will be headed your way too. Thank you for making my daughter's day such a wonderful experience.

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Cute! Cute! Cute! Boutique shop in the heart of North Iowa. I Stopped in for the first time today at Cardigan and left with a few items to add to my closet.

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Goal of the day: find the perfect dress✅
My experience at Mara was top notch! From the helpful and dedicated team of employees to a variety of dress options to choose from - I could not have been happier with my trip to Mara!

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Goal of the day: find the perfect dress
My experience at Mara was top notch! From the helpful and dedicated team of employees to a variety of dress options to choose from - I could not have been happier with my trip to Mara!

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Absolutely amazing and helpful staff. They were so welcoming to not only me but my family. All the dresses were beautiful. After trying on a few, she new exactly what I would love!

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Tiffany and Kathryn were absolutely AMAZING! Visiting Mara was my first time trying on wedding dresses and there were a couple hurdles along the way. My original appointment was supposed to happen right about the time a snow storm was due to impact most of Iowa and then had to try to reschedule a time to go in before my sister/maid of honor was due to fly back to Tennessee in a few short days.

When it came to the appointment day, Kathryn came in on a day that the studio was supposed to be closed to help accommodate our schedule/needs. Kathryn was very attentive to the information I was sharing about what I was envisioning and picturing for my special day - she was so attentive that she actually found my dream dress in one of their discontinued collections!

I could not be happier about my experience working with the Mara team and I highly recommend checking them out - this is a hidden North Iowa gem for Iowa brides.

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Found my beautiful dress to marry my forever in at Maras and I will forever reccomend them. they made me feel like a princess

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I will forever tell every bride I know about Mara. The staff went above and beyond to make my sister’s experience finding a wedding dress so great. Mara carries a beautiful selection of gowns, has a stunning atmosphere and provides excellent customer service. You won’t be disappointed. 🤍

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Hand down the best experience I had while finding the perfect dress! I thought it was great how they sat you down and just got to know you a little beforehand and then went through the dresses very throughly with you. Kathryn was great! She made me feel so comfortable and wasn’t forceful on trying a bunch of styles I knew I didn’t prefer. I also met the owner Tiffany at the end and she was great too! I will recommend this place any day. I mean hello! It’s where I found “the one” at!!

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workers are extremely helpful and very friendly and patient with their clients!!!

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Honestly cannot rave about Mara enough!

They had sizing that actually fit people (I had been to other stores where dresses were sized zero) and they spent a lot of time helping me try on numerous dresses. I never felt rushed and they have a huge selection of dresses. I am very detail-oriented and liked parts of one dress and parts of another; they helped me combine the parts of the dresses I liked to create a CUSTOM dress well-under budget! They created sketches to help me visualize what it would look like and offered their expertise to help make my dream come true :)

Right now are some uncertain times with COVID-19, but Tiffany kept me well informed on the status of my dress throughout the entire process. Super communicative and easy to work with.

Did I mention they hand out drinks while you shop? :)

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Mara made shopping for my bridal gown simple, memorable, and an experience I will treasure. The boutique is cozy and I was impressed with how well they utilized the space and created the perfect atmosphere for brides-to-be (Drinks? Yes! Bright rooms with comfortable seating areas? Yes! Patient and professional assistants who helped me try on about 15 dresses? YES!).
I had a larger group and we were all so impressed with the selection of styles, sizes, and prices. Their trunk shows bring in a wide variety of extra designers as well. Mara helped make a sometimes stressful experience easy and enjoyable for my entire party and I highly recommend visiting to create your own special bridal memories.

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It’s so Beautiful in there, makes you feel so at home! Place is so clean, quiet, and professional! The dresses are beautiful and have so much variety! Would recommend any prom or wedding needs to be done here! Definitely 5 stars🤗

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I found my PERFECT dress at Mara this past weekend. I went in thinking I was just eliminating styles and came out with the dress of my dreams! Kathryn was awesome. She didn’t rush me at all (and I’m a little indecisive )and knew exactly what I was looking for. There were three dresses I couldn’t decide between and she told me that Casablanca can do custom work, so in the end I got the best of the three choices all in one. Thanks to Laurie for the help on all of that! I had no idea this could be done I recommend them to anyone-beautiful old house location and great friendly, helpful staff! I can’t wait to see the finished product.

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Knowledgeable and helpful service!! A large variety of sizes and styles!! Great customer service without having to leave town!! Highly recommend

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Got a prom dress last year, great service and I loved my dress but I just got done trying some on this year with friends, terrible service this lady was calling everyone fat and saying they won’t fit in things and not even letting them try them on. She was bigger with long blonde/brownish wavy hair and has terrible customer service. Do not recommend as long as she’s working here.

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Extremely pleased with Mara’s dress selections on hand. Exceptional customer service! Five Stars

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Awesome staff made me feel so comfortable and relaxed!

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Mara is absolutely fantastic. With being from Iowa of course I wanted a small town shopping experience for my wedding dress. I should mention that i now live in TN, but flew home for some events and to wedding dress shop at Mara! Having never been engaged before (.....) I was overwhelmed and had no earthly idea what I even wanted for a wedding dress. The very first time I met Lori was the day she helped me find my dress. The sweetest, most patient person for the job! She listened to me, gave me suggestions and gave me time to make decisions. With only being in Iowa for a short time I needed to get bridesmaid dresses picked out and tuxes as well, Lori was phenomenal with that whole process as well. Let’s fast forward 4 months AFTER ordering my dress and 5 months before my wedding to now......I am now 2 sizes smaller than what I ordered my dress..*insert panic mode* Lori and her calmness along with Tiffany worked with me for a good week on with phone while in TN on a plan for my and my perfect wedding dress. I can’t thank any of them enough. Mara rocks!

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I cannot recommend Mara enough! I went to several dress shops when searching for my dress and my experience at Mara was by far the best. I was able to create a one of kind gown! Thank you thank you!

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We walked into Mara without an appointment to look at Mother of the Bride dresses. While we were there I unexpectedly found the perfect reception dress. Ashley was so awesome to work with!

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I loved my experience at Mara! We walked in without an appointment with a big group and they were so accommodating. They have AMAZING bridal rooms that were large enough for my group but private so I really got to experience shopping with just the people I brought. I would highly recommend Mara for any bride. The atmosphere was great, the people were polite without being pushy, the dresses were gorgeous, and the experience overall was amazing with no stress. Definitely worth the 2 hour drive both ways to go here!

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Ashley L was amazing....you guys made my special day with the perfect dress...thank u....highly recommend Mara

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I had a wonderful experience today trying on, and finding the perfect dress for my wedding day! Very helpful and a great place to shop!

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I’ll start with saying I was disappointed with my experience tonight. I had went to try on wedding gowns at Mara early spring and loved my experience (friendly service, great atmosphere, and beautiful dresses), although I did not end up buying mine there. I went tonight with my sister for her to try on dresses. She was told beforehand that there was a homecoming event going on tonight and they could not make a set appointment because of that, and it would be busy but was told to come anyway. We showed up and were greeted by Kathryn who was friendly and showed us to the room and got started picking our dresses. Another staff member walked in and immediately told us my sister would not be trying on dresses per the owner. She was very rude and made us not feel welcome. We explained to her that we had all driven an hour there and there was miscommunication because it was not made clear to my sister that it was “look only.” She finally agreed we could try on a couple quick. Kathryn took over and made what was a horrible first impression turn into a not so bad experience for the bride-to-be, as this was her first experience trying on dresses. She even ended up finding one she loved, however after the experience tonight, was unable to commit. We were well aware going into it we were limited on time and not going to be the priority. However, I don’t know many brides that would go to a shop to not try on a dress. Thanks to Kathryn for making our experience better. She was friendly, devoted her attention to us, and acted like she enjoyed her job and treated us like customers should be treated. I just hope this doesn’t happen to another bride in the future.

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We stopped in to check out accessories just before closing, and I ended up trying on a dress that was the ONE! Lori was amazing! She was very accommodating and I didnt think I was a veil person and she found the perfect one for me. Highly recommend Mara!

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Mara is not only one of the most beautiful studios I have ever been to, but their staff and PRODUCT is amazing and unlike anything else in North Iowa.
My experience at Mara was second to none when dress shopping and I absolutely 100% suggest working with Tiffany and her awesome crew!

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Love Mara such awesome ladies!!

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You will not find a better bridal shop anywhere! Hands down this store will take care of you and your crew better than anywhere you will ever find. From calling to setting up your appointment to buying the dress of your dreams, you will feel like you have found your best friend!
I do feel blessed to have known the owner of this shop for quite some time but to see her in her element was amazing! I went in not knowing at all what I wanted and she quickly pulled some dresses and we started! There were 9 people with me total, with all different styles and from the first dress I tried on I knew that this was going to be a very hard choice. The dresses she chose were all so different and all complemented my body shape in different ways. I would of been happy to be married in any one of the gowns I tried on that day. Tiffany was so professional through the whole process even though I consider her a great friend! Her knowledge on all of her gowns blew me away. The second I tried on the dress I knew, we both did a gasp and we instantly knew it was the one. She opened the drapes and I showed my tribe and we all were hands down in! To get all of those women to unanimously agree on one dress was a task that I thought would be impossible. I had no idea it would go like that, and when you know you know.
I never felt any pressure to buy that day or that one. And to be honest the first dresses she showed me and I tried on were from the sample sale. I did not end up choosing one of those but that just goes to show you what type of experience even the owner of the shop will give you, she is not there to push the most expensive dress in her shop on to you but to find the dress that you will look amazing in.
When looking next at accessories and a veil the very first veil she brought out is the one I bought. It looks as if the dress and veil were made to go together. She is so very good at it all. Then the head piece I bought was the last one and unable to order and I got it at a great price.
I cannot say enough about this amazing shop! I do currently live in Waukee and did not even look in the Des Moines area as I knew I wanted to at least go to Mara! Tiffany exceeded every expectation I could of every had! I have been with several friends and family members to get their wedding gowns and have never had an experience like this! We joke about how sad I feel for those friends that got married before Mara was opened because no one should have to buy their dress from anywhere but here! Thank you so much Tiffany and all of the Mara staff! Cannot wait to work with you more this year!
Oh yeah and a huge plus was the wine that was served!! Great perk!
Amanda Achenbach
Waukee, Iowa

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Everyone at Mara is so kind and helpful. I really appreciate how whenever I walked in or called on the phone to discuss my wedding dress, bridesmaid, dresses, groomsmen tux, etc. they knew who I was and made me feel like a valued customer. Mara is a stunning building and they make it such a special experience to pick out your dress. Even if you do not live in town, Mara is definitely worth the drive for their breathtaking style and service.

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Just got my wedding dress over the weekend and had the best experience! Totally recommend Lori! She did an amazing job at helping me find my perfect dress!

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Thanks for all your help today! What a great Boutique and an awesome shopping experience!

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They were very accommodating and so helpful! I had a wonderful experience.

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wedding gowns mother dresses and everyday clothing shopping

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I just purchased my wedding dress here and it was the best experience I could have asked for. The staff are very friendly and assist with everything you need. I would highly recommend this beautiful bridal shop.

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Everyone that works there is so amazing, Tiffany went up & beyond for us!! Bryanna's dress is absolutely beautiful!! Thank you very much for making her dream come true!! Highly recommend them to all future brides!!

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Very friendly! Great honest help from the ladies! Prices were great! Will definitely be back for more!

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The staff at Mara is absolutely wonderful! They brought in a dress for me that they didn’t carry, and bent over backwards to make my experience stress free. Can’t thank them enough for helping me find the perfect dress!!

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I had an amazing experience everyone there was so nice and helpful which made my dress shopping that much more enjoyable!

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Wonderful experience the two times I went there dress shopping. Lori was amazing, and made the day perfect for me. I was nervous to go dress shopping since my mom pasted, but she was able to help me pick the perfect dress I know my mom would have loved. Highly recommend anyone looking for their dream dress to stop here. Staff is great! Thanks everyone!

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I brought in my 2 year old daughter to find a dress for daddy/daughter night and she found one in less then 5 minuted. She thought she was a Princess. Great staff and reasonable prices as well! We'll definitely be back!

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Was there yesterday with grandaughter. Beautiful Collection, made all 6 of us fill right at home. She said YES to the Dress.

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Totally recommend Mara! Tiffany and her staff are all about YOU when shopping for a gown. My daughter and I have had wonderful service buying prom dresses and enjoy being in the beautiful boutique. We will be back for a wedding dress some day

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I can not say enough about how wonderful this staff has been during my shopping process! They have a great selection and we’re so helpful when I was looking for a dress, and it is apparent how well they know their stuff. I was so happy to have them help me customize my bridal party attire and made it very affordable. Excellent service!

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LOVED Mara!!! So friendly! Glad they are a business in Charles City!!!

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Awesome customer service and adorable little girl dresses.

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One of the most beautiful stores ever.... love everything...great for gift giving and not just for weddings.

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Beautiful dresses, very friendly staff and the store is gorgeous!

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Highly recommend for any type of event!

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Amazing service and staff was helpful in all aspects! We went in to "look" and came out with a gorgeous prom dress and it did not break the back! Highly recommend and we will be back!

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Very nice experience shopping at Mara. Not high pressured and very accommodating! Looking forward to working with them for the future wedding in our family.

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first time visit to Mara's today! she has other than bridal items! great gift ideas too!

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I bought my daughters prom dress here after looking around at many places. They have the best staff! So very helpful and friendly! Will definitely be coming back!!

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Wonderful and beautiful dresses just like the lovely ladies who run and own the shop!

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Charming place with all size of dresses for every occasion! Love the decor

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Nothing but good things to say about this shop and their employees! They were so welcoming and helped make my visions a reality for my big day!! Highly recommend going through them for the best customer service experience!

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Lori was awesome with me today! Recommended a dress that I ended up loving- what a great experience!

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I had an absolutely amazing experience at Mara! It was everything I thought wedding dress shopping should be, plus more! I felt truly cared about and welcomed by everyone. My entourage also had great things to say! I’m just sad it’s over! �

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I highly recommend making an appointment at Mara’s if you are a bride to be looking for your dress! The girls here are amazing and the environment is so relaxing and enjoyable! Out of all our wedding planning so far this experience has been by far the best one yet! Check them out! ���

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Mara went above and beyond for us without thinking twice. They have top of the line customer service and it shows in everything they do.

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Tiffany and staff do such an amazing job. They make everyone feel comfortable. What a great atmosphere! �

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I had my gown prior to Mara opening, however saw a veil I really liked. Unsure oh how it would work considering, I called and without hesitation was told to bring my dress in. They were helpful in helping me find the right one and made the process SO easy. I cannot say thank you enough!!

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Thank you so much for the wonderful experience! Everything from answers my emails at 6:45 a.m. to staying open a few minutes late, we had a great time. My dress is perfect and I cannot wait for the big day!

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We got my daughters prom dress there and the help was super we left there very pleased ! Thank you for all your help!

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Great experience, thank you! �

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MARA is absolutely amazing. Beautiful boutique with an amazing selection and staff. They were great to work with when I ordered for a personal attendant dress and I can’t wait to go look for my wedding dress this summer.... Highly, Highly recommend shopping at MARA ���

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When you think of how you should feel when trying on wedding dresses, you think of an experience that’s pleasant, comfortable, and overall enjoyable. My experience at Mara was all of that and so much more. The minute I walked in the door I felt so welcomed. Everyone greeted my family and I. The whole time I was there I felt like the lady helping me and even the rest of the staff there truly wanted me to find the dress that was perfect for me! I am so glad I was able to find my dress at Mara. I recommend everyone looking for a wedding dress to go there! Everything about Mara is fantastic!

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This is a great local bridal/prom shop! The service was great! This was the first store we went shopping to and we were amazed by the inventory!

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Avada and I visited after lunch to check out Mara on our way home and Tiffany made sure we found exactly what we needed. She was so helpful and the boutique is absolutely gorgeous!!

I was SO surprised at the prices! I was expecting going into somewhere SO classy, the prices would mirror that. They DIDN’T! Needless to say, you HAVE to check it out. Avada got a pretty princess dress today just for fun. We will definitely be back. �

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Best place to shop for a dress. Gorgeous styles, reasonable prices, and amazing staff!

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The girls that work there are so helpful and fun to work with!! I highly recommend to girls that are still looking for a prom dress! They have a great selection of different styles and colors at a very reasonable price!!

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We had a great Mara experience this am. Thank you Kennedi & everyone who provided us the best one-on-one attention to help us find the perfect dress for our event. Top notch service for a top notch experience! Thank you!

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Brought my daughter prom dress shopping, and she came away with the most unique, elegant dress - perfect for senior prom. What a fantastic experience! Thank you!

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Tiffany was so fun to work with!! I will recommend this bridal boutique to everyone, amazing service & great atmosphere! Was definitely the perfect place to “Say YES to the dress!”�

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We have had a great experience at Mara. Our three granddaughters had the time of their lives trying on flower girl dresses. The selection was excellent and the prices were very reasonable. We also purchased another gown there and will be renting tuxes as well.

The venue is beautiful and we can't speak highly enough of every staff person we have met. Thank you Tiffany for making this a destination formalwear stop.

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Wedding dress shopping at Mara was everything I expected and more!! Thank you, Tiffany!!!

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I absolutely love this place! Tiffany did a great job helping me find my dream dress! Beautiful building and beautiful dresses here. I'll definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a formal dress�

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I love this boutique! Tiffany is outstanding! She did such a wonderful job tending to my needs as well as decorating the place! The collections she has in the shop are all elegant. Tiffany definitely has a good taste!

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I had such a wonderful time at @Mara! The staff was extremely helpful and attentive. They give you the best bridal experience and are genuinely interested in your wedding and style. I was in awe of the great selection of beautiful dresses! I would definitely recommend this store to anyone in search of her perfect dress and wedding needs!

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Stunning collection of products and top notch customer service in a uniquely beautiful setting! Must see!

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Beautiful place and amazing dresses! We highly recommend checking it out.

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Perfectly curated selection, great prices, and excellent service.

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