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”

I’m down with the gown!

So many brides try on a dress for the first time and it’s LOVE at first sight! But curiosity often gets the best of them and the energy and excitement of their entourage gets things going and the next thing you know they are stepping into dresses number 9 and 10 . . . Often we find these brides return after two additional full days of appointments at shops around the area, only to discover that they should have stopped at the one they LOVED at first sight. Hindsight, as they say, is 20-20.

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