Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

We are conveniently located at the famous Unusual Junction, 56310 US 36, in West Lafayette, Ohio 43845.  From I-77 take the US Route 36 exit (Exit # 65) and take US 36 west for 7 miles. We are along the highway directly across from Raven’s Glenn Winery.

From Columbus, take 161 east through Newark and continue on to Coshocton and then take US 36 East until you reach our store.  We are just about 10 minutes from Coshocton and Historic Roscoe Village.

What are your store hours?

We are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. every day of the week — including Sundays. In fact, we are open every day of the year (except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and Easter Sunday).

If you’d like to call ahead of your visit, our telephone number is (740) 545-5005, ext. 70.

Do I need an appointment?

We do not take appointments. We always look forward to your visit. We have thousands of bridal and prom gowns in stock, and our consultants will be happy to work with your style, size, and budget!

Do you carry plus sizes?

Yes, we have a wide variety of plus size dresses!

We are the largest bridal and prom superstore in Ohio and the surrounding states. We can fit any woman’s size, style, and budget with a designer dress that will make you look gorgeous!

What designers do you carry?

It would be easier to name the ones we don’t carry! We work with all the top designers to provide you with the latest runway styles. We also carry many one-of-a-kind designer originals.

If you see a designer dress you like at any other store or online, just make a note of its designer and style number. If you bring that information to Universe, you’ll probably be able to try it on in our store. We will give you the lowest price you’ll find anywhere in our service area.

Do you have a seamstress available?

While we do not have a seamstress in-store, we can provide you with a list of seamstresses in your area.

What is the ideal party size for my visit to Universal Bridal?

The ideal number of occupants for our sitting areas/rooms is four. Anything higher is over-optimal.

Store Etiquette

Since we are a formal dress shop, we do not have accommodations for younger children. We adore them, but we think they would be pretty bored at our store.

The best time to shop is morning or early afternoon.

Girls and women from all over Ohio and the surrounding areas trust us to give them perfect fittings year after year, for graduations, homecoming dances, proms, weddings and evening formals.

If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to call or stop by. We’re here to help you find that perfect dress!