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Simply Grand by Aaron Michael

Salem , OR
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480 Center St. , Salem Center Mall
Salem, OR 97301 US (map)

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503-588-4415

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ABOUT US

Simply Grand by Aaron Michael, is quickly becoming Oregon's premier destination when shopping for life's most fantastic occasions.

Simply Grand Bridal first opened its doors in... Read more
Simply Grand by Aaron Michael, is quickly becoming Oregon's premier destination when shopping for life's most fantastic occasions.

Simply Grand Bridal first opened its doors in 1999, and since then the family run business has grown from a small store in Corvallis, Oregon to our new 3500 sqft. location within the Salem Center Mall. Over the past 15 years, Kathi has dressed countless brides, and made so many dreams come true. Still to this day her personal attention to detail and catering to the needs of the young ladies shopping, keep Simply Grand rated among the very best.

In June 2014, Kathi met Aaron Michael and together they forged a great friendship, and quickly decided to join forces to create a shopping experience unlike any other store in Oregon. Aaron had spent numerous years working within the world of pageants, growing up many of his friends were local and state titleholders. He has personally selected dresses worn by Miss Oregon winners in all systems of competition. His passion for finding the most unique styles has cemented his presence in the ever changing world of fashion.

Currently within the store you will find more than 150 sample bridal gowns from nationally known designers David Tutera, Mori Lee, Sincerity, and many more. Bridesmaids from Bill Levkoff, Mori Lee, Jasmine, and Bari Jay. Mother of the Wedding apparel from Jasmine and Alyce Paris.

Our Prom, Pageant, and Social Occasion gown selections are continually growing by leaps and bounds. Prom 2016 will offer more designers, styles, and sizes. With the addition of amazing designers like Rachel Allan, we will have over 750 gowns displayed in boutique.

At Simply Grand by Aaron Michael, we pride ourselves in our abilities to make sure your experience is nothing short of AMAZING! Read less
Dress & Attire

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
Which of the following services do you provide??
Trunk Shows
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Formal Gowns, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Plus Size Gowns, Tuxedo Rentals, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
6-8 months, 9-11 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Annually, Monthly, Seasonally
What is your return policy?
Final Sale

REVIEWS

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Ida
Wedding:
8/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Kevin Murray
in the last week
Kathy is the owner and she was the first person we saw when we went there today. It was in the Salem mall (I am from portland) and I understand they just moved. Kathy was so helpful in a mom sort of way. She brought dresses, helped me try them on, laced me up, hung them up and did all that! She is amazing. I was excited about that Aaron guy I read about in all the reviews and got to meet him too about 1/2 through my search. I was super picky and he kept saying "so I hear you saying you like.." and he helped me realize what I wanted. We found the perfect dress. We actually found 2 and it was a hard choice. We had only been to David's bridal and it was a horrible experience. But they scored a 3/5 and this place scored 4.5/5. We were so impressed, so comfortable and I am so grateful Kathy and Aaron helped us so much. I kept telling them how impressed I was with how good of a team they make! Aaron said he has been in the bridal business for 6+ years and he is exactly how I would imagine a man that works in a wedding dress store to me. Calm, funny, collected and probably gay. I am a size 18ish and really wanted something flattering. He knows so much and helped me find exactly what I wanted whe. I didn't yet know what that was. Kathy is the rock that holds it all together. I was so impressed and this is my first review I've ever written bc I enjoyed my experience that much!!! Also, they called in the alterations lady Wednesday at 11 for our surprise apt we made that morning. They mean business and had a huge selection of all sizes. They are productive, fast, funny and they cared a lot about me and what my vision is. I am feeling so grateful! You should shop there!!!
Kevin Murray
in the last week
Kathy is the owner and she was the first person we saw when we went there today. It Read more...
Kevin Murray
in the last week
Kathy is the owner and she was the first person we saw when we went there today. It was in the Salem mall (I am from portland) and I understand they just moved. Kathy was so helpful in a mom sort of way. She brought dresses, helped me try them on, laced me up, hung them up and did all that! She is amazing. I was excited about that Aaron guy I read about in all the reviews and got to meet him too about 1/2 through my search. I was super picky and he kept saying "so I hear you saying you like.." and he helped me realize what I wanted. We found the perfect dress. We actually found 2 and it was a hard choice. We had only been to David's bridal and it was a horrible experience. But they scored a 3/5 and this place scored 4.5/5. We were so impressed, so comfortable and I am so grateful Kathy and Aaron helped us so much. I kept telling them how impressed I was with how good of a team they make! Aaron said he has been in the bridal business for 6+ years and he is exactly how I would imagine a man that works in a wedding dress store to me. Calm, funny, collected and probably gay. I am a size 18ish and really wanted something flattering. He knows so much and helped me find exactly what I wanted whe. I didn't yet know what that was. Kathy is the rock that holds it all together. I was so impressed and this is my first review I've ever written bc I enjoyed my experience that much!!! Also, they called in the alterations lady Wednesday at 11 for our surprise apt we made that morning. They mean business and had a huge selection of all sizes. They are productive, fast, funny and they cared a lot about me and what my vision is. I am feeling so grateful! You should shop there!!! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
After checking out several bridal salons in the Portland/Beaverton area, I ended up visiting a couple in Salem when the opportunity presented itself. Simply Grand is adequately named as it was the very first place I went where I truly felt appreciated as a bride. Kathi was my saleslady and she was a treat to work with…! Kathi researched and found gowns for me to try on… Naturally, this is also where I purchased my wedding gown from as well. What a dress!! They carry lovely gowns in this simple salon and the prices are very fair. I would highly recommend this salon to any bride-to-be!

Kathi also referred me to an excellent seamstress that works next door. Mary H. put the final touches on my dress to make it look absolutely perfect!! It's amazing how the right dress can make a girl look and feel so beautiful!!
After checking out several bridal salons in the Portland/Beaverton area, I ended up visiting a couple in Salem when the Read more...
After checking out several bridal salons in the Portland/Beaverton area, I ended up visiting a couple in Salem when the opportunity presented itself. Simply Grand is adequately named as it was the very first place I went where I truly felt appreciated as a bride. Kathi was my saleslady and she was a treat to work with…! Kathi researched and found gowns for me to try on… Naturally, this is also where I purchased my wedding gown from as well. What a dress!! They carry lovely gowns in this simple salon and the prices are very fair. I would highly recommend this salon to any bride-to-be!

Kathi also referred me to an excellent seamstress that works next door. Mary H. put the final touches on my dress to make it look absolutely perfect!! It's amazing how the right dress can make a girl look and feel so beautiful!! Read less
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Kerry
Wedding:
3/28/2015
5.0/5.0
I was extremely impressed by Simply Grand. Aaron does amazing work!! Everyone that helped in the store was friendly, patient, and willing to help. They even made time for last minute alterations right before the wedding due to going down a couple sizes. At my final dress fitting before my wedding I got that "teary-eyed" moment where I was overjoyed with the outcome of the dress, and then on my wedding day I got the moment that every girl dreams about...I'd never felt prettier. It was everything I'd wanted and more. I can't thank them enough!!!
I was extremely impressed by Simply Grand. Aaron does amazing work!! Everyone that helped in the store was friendly, Read more...
I was extremely impressed by Simply Grand. Aaron does amazing work!! Everyone that helped in the store was friendly, patient, and willing to help. They even made time for last minute alterations right before the wedding due to going down a couple sizes. At my final dress fitting before my wedding I got that "teary-eyed" moment where I was overjoyed with the outcome of the dress, and then on my wedding day I got the moment that every girl dreams about...I'd never felt prettier. It was everything I'd wanted and more. I can't thank them enough!!! Read less
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Melodie
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
If I could give Simply Grand Bridal 1000 stars, I would!!! I went to Simply Grand after having a terrible experience at David's Bridal that brought me to tears. My family suggested we try a local store just to see what they offered, so on a whim we walked inside, and instantly I everything felt right! Cathy was wonderful!! She was super attentive without being over bearing. She was accommodating and answered all of my questions. She NEVER acted pushy or commission driven. The dress selection, while not as big as the chain store, was of much higher quality. There were no ugly dresses in this store. Seriously. I loved them all. Plus- the dresses didn't have the giant mark up that the chain stores do. I got the perfect dress and paid FAR LESS than I would have anywhere else.

I cannot say enough positive things about the great service. I would recommend that everyone go to Simply Grand.
If I could give Simply Grand Bridal 1000 stars, I would!!! I went to Simply Grand after having a terrible experience at Read more...
If I could give Simply Grand Bridal 1000 stars, I would!!! I went to Simply Grand after having a terrible experience at David's Bridal that brought me to tears. My family suggested we try a local store just to see what they offered, so on a whim we walked inside, and instantly I everything felt right! Cathy was wonderful!! She was super attentive without being over bearing. She was accommodating and answered all of my questions. She NEVER acted pushy or commission driven. The dress selection, while not as big as the chain store, was of much higher quality. There were no ugly dresses in this store. Seriously. I loved them all. Plus- the dresses didn't have the giant mark up that the chain stores do. I got the perfect dress and paid FAR LESS than I would have anywhere else.

I cannot say enough positive things about the great service. I would recommend that everyone go to Simply Grand. Read less
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Deborah
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I went to Simply Grand as a first stop for a bridal gown. The ladies were attentive and allowed me to dress my daughter. It made me feel a part of the process as we are excited to experience choosing a bridal dress together. When we needed help in fitting, they were right there with excellent service in fitting. The size of the shop is smaller in comparison to other stores so my daughter didn't feel exposed to the world trying on multiple gowns. When we visited a larger store just walking in the door gave us negative feelings. But Emily stuck with it and tried on 6-7 gowns. We were shocked by how big they made her look and when we looked at the price tag we did an immediate exit. On returning to Simply Grand the decision was between 2 dresses. Because the decision was difficult the ladies encouraged Emily to go back and forth trying each one on. There was no pressure to hurry even as other customers came and went. When the final decision was made, Emily had a gorgeous dress, reasonably priced and we did it in one day! Kudos to Simply Grand.
My daughter and I went to Simply Grand as a first stop for a bridal gown. The ladies were attentive and allowed me to Read more...
My daughter and I went to Simply Grand as a first stop for a bridal gown. The ladies were attentive and allowed me to dress my daughter. It made me feel a part of the process as we are excited to experience choosing a bridal dress together. When we needed help in fitting, they were right there with excellent service in fitting. The size of the shop is smaller in comparison to other stores so my daughter didn't feel exposed to the world trying on multiple gowns. When we visited a larger store just walking in the door gave us negative feelings. But Emily stuck with it and tried on 6-7 gowns. We were shocked by how big they made her look and when we looked at the price tag we did an immediate exit. On returning to Simply Grand the decision was between 2 dresses. Because the decision was difficult the ladies encouraged Emily to go back and forth trying each one on. There was no pressure to hurry even as other customers came and went. When the final decision was made, Emily had a gorgeous dress, reasonably priced and we did it in one day! Kudos to Simply Grand. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
8/9/2013
5.0/5.0
This is a nice little bridal shop and their dressing area is in the back so it's a little more discreet than other shops. The attendant asked me what I liked and selected a few dresses in addition to the ones I asked to try on. One of her choices was the one I decided on--she was very good at helping me choose dresses and she was very kind. The dress I was trying on was a little too big, so she clipped it to see what it would look like fitted, but she also clipped the front so I could see the back, which other places didn't offer to do for me. The price was great & I was really happy with the experience.
This is a nice little bridal shop and their dressing area is in the back so it's a little more discreet than other shops. Read more...
This is a nice little bridal shop and their dressing area is in the back so it's a little more discreet than other shops. The attendant asked me what I liked and selected a few dresses in addition to the ones I asked to try on. One of her choices was the one I decided on--she was very good at helping me choose dresses and she was very kind. The dress I was trying on was a little too big, so she clipped it to see what it would look like fitted, but she also clipped the front so I could see the back, which other places didn't offer to do for me. The price was great & I was really happy with the experience. Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
7/28/2013
4.9/5.0
I walked into this boutique without an appointment after a long day of being discouraged and working with people looking down their nose at my budget and not having any samples in my size that would suit someone under the age of forty. The saleswoman worked with me despite not having a appointment, asked for my budget, asked for what I was looking for in a dress, and showed me six dresses to choose from that met all of my requirements. She didn't try to push anything on me outside my budget, and I walked out of the store with a brand new sample off the rack. Perfect experience! It's a small store, but they had a lot to choose from.
I walked into this boutique without an appointment after a long day of being discouraged and working with people looking Read more...
I walked into this boutique without an appointment after a long day of being discouraged and working with people looking down their nose at my budget and not having any samples in my size that would suit someone under the age of forty. The saleswoman worked with me despite not having a appointment, asked for my budget, asked for what I was looking for in a dress, and showed me six dresses to choose from that met all of my requirements. She didn't try to push anything on me outside my budget, and I walked out of the store with a brand new sample off the rack. Perfect experience! It's a small store, but they had a lot to choose from. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Kathy is SO helpful and sweet! I found the dress of my dreams and felt like a complete princess trying it on. All of her attention was on me and I wasn't rushed like at other bridal shops. It was a lovely experience. I wouldn't recommend any other place more than Simply Grand.
Kathy is SO helpful and sweet! I found the dress of my dreams and felt like a complete princess trying it on. All of her Read more...
Kathy is SO helpful and sweet! I found the dress of my dreams and felt like a complete princess trying it on. All of her attention was on me and I wasn't rushed like at other bridal shops. It was a lovely experience. I wouldn't recommend any other place more than Simply Grand. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
1.0/5.0
save yourself from ever shopping here. My dress was two months late and the wrong size. Which resulted and me having my dress majorly altered two weeks before my wedding. The cost was over $400 for the alterations and simply grand did nothing to make it right. I've heard from my cousin and for other brides that similar situations have happened to them. In some cases they came in completely the wrong color the wrong size the wrong dress. And just like me simply grand did nothing to make it right. How they're still in business is beyond me they must pay people for their reviews. Brides do not shop here do not you'll regret it.
save yourself from ever shopping here. My dress was two months late and the wrong size. Which resulted and me having my Read more...
save yourself from ever shopping here. My dress was two months late and the wrong size. Which resulted and me having my dress majorly altered two weeks before my wedding. The cost was over $400 for the alterations and simply grand did nothing to make it right. I've heard from my cousin and for other brides that similar situations have happened to them. In some cases they came in completely the wrong color the wrong size the wrong dress. And just like me simply grand did nothing to make it right. How they're still in business is beyond me they must pay people for their reviews. Brides do not shop here do not you'll regret it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
This store is amazing! They have amazing dresses and the staff is wonderful! I love that they are not pushy and truly make it about you! The alterations are done right next door by Mary. Customer service is amazing! Bought my wedding dress here and came back for bridesmaid & mother of the bride dress! Wouldn't go anywhere else! Definitely would reccomend!
This store is amazing! They have amazing dresses and the staff is wonderful! I love that they are not pushy and truly make Read more...
This store is amazing! They have amazing dresses and the staff is wonderful! I love that they are not pushy and truly make it about you! The alterations are done right next door by Mary. Customer service is amazing! Bought my wedding dress here and came back for bridesmaid & mother of the bride dress! Wouldn't go anywhere else! Definitely would reccomend! Read less
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