Meet the Perfect Dress Team

Alison Smith, owner

Perfect Dress of Rome, formerly The Wedding Belle, was established in 1978 by Alison's Aunt-in-Love Reesa Milton. As a little girl, Alison dreamed of working in her Aunt Reesa's store. In 2010, she got the opportunity to not just work there but to purchase it!

Alison has a heart for not only helping brides find the Perfect Dress for their most important day, but also to help all women feel like the beautiful souls that they are.

As a native Roman, she also has a passion for her community and happily uses her store to help others. Past community involvement includes "Make a Wish", High School Leadership Rome, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, member of Local School Governance Team for Garden Lakes Elementary and Coosa High School, Night to Shine prom, and other nonprofit organizations such as Rome Little Theatre, Hospitality House and Sexual Assault Center.

Alison has been married to her high school sweetheart Adam for almost 20 years. They have three sons: Ryan, Drew and Alex.

April Abernathy

Seamstress & bridal consultant

April has more than 27 years experience. She has a passion for creating a brides' dreams through customizing gowns and altering them to fit perfectly.

Ali Chandler

Bridal consultant

Ali has been with Perfect Dress for nearly 10 years.  She has the gift of making every bride feel comfortable and happy. Ali and her husband have two young children.

Samantha Agan

Bridal consultant

Samantha has been with Perfect Dress for two years and loves to accessorize brides perfectly.  She and her husband have a new baby.

Sherry Agan

Bridal consultant

Sherry has been with Perfect Dress for three years specializing in prom and mother's dresses. She connects with prom clients since she taught high school for 30 years, and with mother of the bride clients since she has also been in their shoes.

The staff is absolutely amazing! The girls were great at finding the perfect dresses for my bridesmaids! Even with the pandemic going on, they were able to split up my girls into groups and still made it work out! And the options are perfect. Hence the word ‘perfect’ ... they really are!

Mallory T.