Give your bridesmaids the same shopping experience you had buying your dream gown at Gilded Social – The Fancy Occasion Shop.

Gilded Social – The Fancy Occasion Shop, the city’s first boutique focused on bridesmaids and other formal events, now is open on East Gay Street in Downtown Columbus. Formerly La Jeune Mariee Maids & Social Occasions, the shop has relocated from North High Street to a new, 1,700-square-foot studio above Due Amici.

“Asking someone to stand next to you on your big day is one of the greatest honors you can give to your best gal,” says owner Tanya Rutner Hartman. “My goal with Gilded Social is to make the bridesmaid experience just as special as the bride’s.”

To celebrate its grand opening, Gilded Social is hosting an open house this Thursday, March 1, from 5-8 p.m. Guests will be able to view the shop’s collections—which include Adrianna Papell, Hayley Paige Occasions, Jenny Yoo Maids, Watters Maids, Dessy Collection, Amsale Bridesmaids and more—sip some bubbly, enjoy treats from The Cheesecake Girl and mingle with industry pros and other to-be-weds.

Gilded Social is located at 65 E. Gay St., second floor, and is open 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday; appointments are recommended. For more information, visit or call 614-430-9659.