About Maria's

Maria Orlando is the owner and vision behind Maria’s Bridal Connection. A native born Italian, she was inspired by the beauty and culture of her country. Through an apprenticeship program, she was able to acquire a hands on approach and master the art of sewing and design. After moving to the United States, she worked in the garment district in NYC. There she was given the opportunity to work with a variety of men and women’s clothing. In 1975, she moved to Florida and took a break to raise her family, but it wasn’t long before she was able to put her skills to work. Her expertise was quickly recognized and she began working for a privately owned bridal shop. In 1991, she opened an alteration shop and within three years she transformed it into a full service bridal salon. Her expertise encompasses over forty years of experience. She is passionate about her work and is committed to providing excellence in every aspect of her business.

Your wedding day will be one of the most important days of your life and the gown you choose should express your individuality and style. Maria’s Bridal Connection features the most exquisite collection of bridal attire and accessories. Our professional bridal consultants are committed to providing personal service every step of the way while building a trusting relationship to make your experience unforgettable. As a full service bridal salon, we offer our brides the opportunity to do one stop shopping while taking advantage of our exceptional bridal promotions. We invite you to visit our store and feel the difference. We’re sure you will love it!

Process

First Appointment
Your first appointment will generally run about one and a half to two hours.  During this time we will begin gathering important information about you, your wedding plans and your vision for your wedding day.   If you like, bring a few key family members or friends who can help you make your decision or simply share in the excitement. You might also want to bring some photos of dresses you like from bridal magazines and websites. No need to bring shoes or lingerie—we have everything you’ll need to try on dresses.

Price Range
Our designer wedding gowns range from $99 to $2000. We offer FREE LAYAWAY on all purchases.  There are no fees or time restrictions on the layaway program.  The earlier you purchase your gown the more time you will have to pay it off.

Lead Time
Our dresses typically take from 12 to 16 weeks from order to delivery.  Some dresses may be ordered on Quick Delivery which takes 4 to 8 weeks.  Customized gowns may require more time.

Fittings
Your first fitting is generally about 4 to 6 weeks before your wedding day. You’ll want to have the shoes and lingerie with you unless you have already purchased these items in our store.   One or two additional fittings within 2 weeks of your wedding will ensure the perfect fit. After your final fitting, we will schedule your pick-up date.

Special Services
All of our gowns, veils and petticoats receive complimentary pressing.