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How Soon Do I Need to Order My Gown?

When planning your wedding, you will find that time will fly by faster than you can imagine. Ordering your bridal gown is one of the most important steps in your plan. Bridal gowns are special orders and you should be prepared to allow at least 16 weeks for your gown to be made and shipped. Sometimes gowns arrive earlier but there is no guarantee. There are some gowns that are available for an additional "rush" charge. We also will sell gown "off the rack" when there is not time to special order. You will also need to allow time for any alterations to be made. When possible, it is best to allow at least 6 weeks in case more than 2 fittings are needed. Again, we will work with our brides to accommodate the time table they need to meet. Begin shopping for your gown early so you have plenty of time to find the "gown of your dreams." Happy shopping!

~ Geri, October 27, 2017



Do I Have to Wear White?

The age old tradition that all brides who are virgins wear white and those who are not must never white has fallen by the wayside...thank goodness! Today, brides can wear whatever color they choose. The most popular color is ivory. It is not stark white, but rather a soft off-white that looks great with most skin coloring. When they first started using ivory for bridal gowns it was a dark, almost yellow color that wasn't very flattering. The soft ivory of today is beautiful! Adding other colors to the gown is gaining in popularity. Some of the new shades are candlelight, champagne, light gold and nude. There are beautiful gowns that feature these colors for the lining or second layer and the top layer is ivory lace, English tulle, or organza. It provides color but softens it with the ivory overlay. You can also add a dash of color with a belt or sash. Wanting color on your bridal gown? There are lots of choices for you to choose from!

~ Geri, 10-24-17



Wedding Planning Made Simple

You are engaged! You are so excited!
Then it hits you--what do I do now!

Planning a wedding is just like planning any other event, only more details. The best way to begin is to make a list of all of the different categories of things you will need. The main ones are attire, venue, caterer, flowers, photographer, DJ, cake, invitations, and bridal party. You will want to add other categories that you will need.
Next, start thinking of everything you will need under each heading. Don't leave any detail out, no matter how small. When you are finished, you should have a great comprehensive list that you can work from through the planning process.

Now you are ready to go through your list and put deadlines on when you need to have it done. For example, booking vendors needs to be done ASAP to get your date on their calendar. There are lead times for ordering your gown and bridesmaids' gowns. You will want to determine when your invitations need to be mailed and get them ordered in plenty of time. This will get you off and running on creating your planning calendar.

Happy planning!

~ Geri, 10-23-17