Our Story

Headquartered In The Pacific Northwest

Our Team Leader - Fran Hansen
Welcome! And Congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

Along with a little background on our company, Shop AT HOME Bride, we'd like to share with you why shopping with us for all your wedding needs will help you create a FABulous wedding day without spending a fortune! Especially if you're on a wedding budget, and who isn’t these days?

Imagine a website for all things wedding related. You've just found it, and we've only just begun to add inventory to this site. First of all, we’re a family based business in the Pacific Northwest with over two hundred years of combined experience in the wedding industry. We know brides, and we know wedding gowns. Over 50,000 wedding gowns to be exact, having sold thousands of wedding dresses during our "Nationwide Tour Of Gowns" for decades. Fran has been planning weddings and creating beautiful events including, "Spectacular Wedding Gown Sales"and FABulous Bridal Affairs, selling all things wedding since 1973. Now it's time to move our sales and events online.

Our founder, Fran Hansen, has owned bridal shops across the Pacific Northwest, with up to seven boutiques open at one time. Warehousing her massive inventory in Portland, Oregon, she has housed and sold gowns at one time or another from nearly all the major manufacturers. She knows what brides are buying, but even better yet, she's willing and anxious to listen to your needs and do her best to find what you're searching for. Today, the inventory in our new online boutique is created, designed, and sewn in select factories around the world and shipped directly to you from warehouses there. 

Shipping time noted on each listing is an estimate depending on the particular item or gown you have selected. Some dresses are in hanging stock, meaning they can be shipped within days. Others must be sewn to your custom order, and take longer. Actually, We've been watching the numbers and find that most orders ship several days early...but I don't want you to count on that - just be watching! 

You Can Make A Difference

Advocating to find a cure for breast cancer, Fran encourages brides across the nation to use the Breast Cancer Research stamp on all their wedding communications, while helping them plan the wedding of their dreams on a shoe string budget!  Did you know, If only 10% of today's brides would use the Breast Cancer Research stamp on their Save the Date cards, Wedding Invitations and Thank You cards, an additional 6.7 million dollars a year could be raised this year to help find a cure!