I came to work at Betsy’s because I had such an enjoyable experience finding and purchasing my own wedding gown. I fell in love with the atmosphere and was happy to find a way to be part of it. What I loved most when I was shopping for my gown was the wide variety of styles and prices. I had made pilgrimages to many other shops and had trouble finding what I was looking for. I know that many other brides have had that same experience, and I know how frustrating it can be to wander from shop to shop. So in the hopes of cutting down on some of that aimless wandering, I thought I’d take a minute to highlight some of the variety from our collection.
A few short years ago the options for sleeves was none at all. Everything was strapless. While strapless gowns are probably still the most popular, we have a great variety of sleeve options. Now brides can choose from long sleeves, cap sleeves, short sleeves, spaghetti straps, wide straps, you name it. I think this change in trends is really important because it acknowledges that not everyone wants to wear strapless and that it’s possibly to be modern and chic with sleeves.
Bridal runs small. It runs notoriously small and this can make trying on dresses, well trying. Most bridal shops have samples in the sort of mid-sizes to try and accommodate all ends of the spectrum. It’s a good try, but it doesn’t go far enough to ensure every bride feels comfortable and beautiful. That’s why we have made a concerted effort to seek out gowns in a range of sizes. Part of that effort is a collection of gowns on loan from Essense of Australia. We have had the gowns in store for several months, but it’s worth reminding everyone that they are still here in their variety of sizes and shapes.
Planning a wedding is all about setting a budget, so we understand how important price and value are to brides shopping for a gown. We carry some really amazing high-end designers, but we know those don’t fit every budget. Speaking from experience you can find some fantastic and affordable gowns here. You can even find a real steal in our ongoing bridal sample sale. These are gowns that you can purchase off the rack as is at a discounted price.