By Kate Quesada

With the summer wedding season in full swing, one of the biggest stresses for bridal party members and guests alike is what to wear on the big day. But T Marie’s Fashion and Gift Boutique in Valrico has the answer to all wedding wardrobe dilemmas.

According to store manager Lindsey Ress, the boutique, which is celebrating its second anniversary this month, offers wedding clothing suitable for events from black tie galas to casual beach weddings.

“We have styles, fits and colors for all occasions,” said Ress.

One of T Marie’s most popular services is tuxedo and suit rental. According to Ress, the store offers rentals for weekends or longer periods of designer names such as Michael Kors, Calvin Klein and Tony Bowls. Customers should plan to come in for a fitting at least seven days before the event date at which time they can pick from a wide variety of styles, fits and colors.

“We can even coordinate with bridesmaids dresses,” said Ress.

Suits and tuxedos can also be ordered for children, and if five groomsmen order their tuxedos at T Marie, the groom’s suit is free.

The store also offers outfits for mothers of the bride and groom, bridesmaids and wedding guests. Designers such as Terani, Man Cheri and MacDuggel are popular among bridal party members of all ages and multiples of the dresses can be ordered in different sizes and colors.

“We have something for guests at every type of wedding from black tie to extremely casual,” said Ress.

Wedding guests can shop the wide range of choices in the boutique and through the store’s website which offers an extensive on-line inventory.
In addition to wedding clothing, the store, with its marble floors and crystal chandeliers, sells casual and resort wear for honeymoons and even unique gifts.

“Our store is a beautiful one-stop-shop for weddings,” said Less, who added to make sure to check out the dressing rooms. “Our goal is to make shoppers feel like a princess.”

T Marie’s is located at 3407 Lithia Pinecrest Rd. in Valrico and can be reached at 530-0922.

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Assignment Editor Kate Quesada started working at the Osprey Observer in 2004 after graduating from the University of South Florida with a masters degree in Mass Communications. Since then, she has held various positions at the paper and has been working as the assignment editor since January 2020. She lives in Lithia with her husband Mike and sons Dylan and Max and stays active in the community on school PTA boards and volunteering with local organizations.