White Friday is for brides

You’ve all read about the stampedes in Walmart for 52″ televisions at 6 a.m. on Black Friday.  And you’ve heard about the crazies getting into shoving matches because somebody stepped out of line before their number was called and it turned into a mob scene … well if you’re shying away from White Friday at Grace Style & Bridal for these reasons – think again!

There are no roped off lines, or “take a number” tickets, or “first in line get a deal” situations.  There are no crowds to fight, stampedes to outrun, or struggles to drag everything to your car after you’ve shopped till you drop.  In fact, it’s quite the opposite!  Think of a beautiful spot with happy tunes, yummy treats, cute decor, great discounts and a friendly staff ready to serve you!  This is White Friday week at Grace Style & Bridal and it’s going on NOW!

We are very much in the giving spirit with 20-30% of your entire purchase – includes gowns, little white dresses, veils and accessories. This week only, Red tag sample gowns are marked down, up to $1000 off!

Call for your appointment now 480-306-6634.  White Friday (early) morning spots still available, and Sunday openings as well.  Brides receive free gifts all weekend long! We would love to spend the holidays with you and your entourage!

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Less is more

Today we focus on less because sometimes less is more.  This is especially true with the “Drabea” from one of our favorite designers, Pronovias.

Drabea is where the simplicity of dreamy crepe meets a bit of sparkle to create a dramatic elegance we haven’t seen the likes of in quite some time.  This dress is causing quite a stir with brides of all ages and seems to be the perfect answer to the question, “Do you have anything that isn’t lace?”

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A Nip and a Tuck

Bridal alterations can be a bit of a mystery to some of us. You feel like you should be able to get an exact quote totaled up before hand, but it’s more like going to the full-service car wash where the sign reads, “All washes $6!” But the next thing you know  someone told you that you needed the pre-soak, glass polish, Armor-all, rims cleaned, hot-wax and the rinse-free treatment, so the $6 deal is suddenly $34.95.

It’s always interesting when a bride is standing on a pedestal in front of her entourage gazing at her beautiful reflection with a wide-eyed smile.  Everyone is “oooooh-ing and ahhhhhh-ing,” over how gorgeous she is, and then out of nowhere (or from the sofa behind her), her mother chimes in, “How much for alterations?”  So that brings us back to reality very quickly.

There’s a reason “Moms” ask how much alterations cost, it’s because the word on the street is that they can run anywhere from $100 (for sewing on a button) to more than the cost of the gown! (We cannot make this up.) When you ask the average bride how much she paid for alterations that were done “in-house” at a bridal salon, the answer seems to be, “Between $300-$800.”  They don’t have to be this expensive. There are always other options like Continue reading “A Nip and a Tuck”

The Struggle is Real

So many brides go into wedding planning mode trying to make everyone happy, ofen overlooking themselves. There are sisters and cousins and girlfriends from college . . . not to mention moms and the new MILs who certainly have their own level of happy that may have requirements into the next ZIP Code.  So when it comes to figuring out the wedding party situation, things can sometimes get a little hairy.

While the national average number of bridesmaids is 4.39 (????) we tend to find that 5-6 seems to be more the norm with most brides who walk through our doors.  Granted there are some who only have three, and then other gutsy gals who go straight to 10!  Then there are the  brides who are caught in the “asymmetrical conundrum,” and have fewer bridesmaids than their fiances have groomsmen, so these beauties often feel pressured by the “symmetry and alignment,” and suddenly feel compelled to ask their nail tech and esthetician to join the party just to even things out for Mr. Congeniality.  Continue reading “The Struggle is Real”

Burlap or blush?

Which came first, the burlap or the blush? That’s the $10,000 question!  There are so many styles and inspirations that our brides dream and talk about.  As the bridal meme says, “Thanks to Pinterest I’m planning two weddings – the one I dream of thanks to Pinterest, and the one I can actually afford!”

We love chatting with our brides at Grace Style & Bridal during their appointments about their wedding plans and styles.  It seems colors and trends tend to run in phases.  Lately there have been a whole lot of navy and blush plans buzzing about.  They seem to be the combos of the moment.   Continue reading “Burlap or blush?”