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Something for Pet Lovers

Something for Pet Lovers

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in Blog

Weddings are great ways to honor the people who are most important to the couple getting married. Who will walk the bride down the aisle? Who gets a special mention in the program? Who gets a seat of honor in the front row? For most people close friends, siblings, parents and grandparents occupy these positions, but for a couple on the less traditional side their pets make the perfect people. Pets play just as much a role in the cultivation of a relationship as the two people involved. In fact, many couples form a sort of family with themselves and their pets long before they are even married. Why not then give that pet, that member of the family a position of honor at the wedding? We love the trend of including pets and there are so many ways to do it. They can be in the engagement photos, they can hold a sign with the wedding date for the save the dates, they can carry the ring down the aisle, they can greet guests as they make their way into the reception, or they can pose with guests for candid photographs. So have fun with your big day and include the people and animals most important to you. Just be sure to clear the furry friends with your venue!...

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Take a Break

Take a Break

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in Blog

Planning a wedding is like having a second job. It’s work. It can still be fun and it can be a great way to bring you and your future spouse closer together, but it’s still a project. It’s early morning emails, late night phone calls, errands halfway across town in rush-hour traffic. It’s frantic texts and meetings on your lunch hour. And the closer you get to the wedding the more stuff you find you have to do until you seem lost in a swirl of place cards and napkin choices, and who hasn’t sent a reply card and what earrings should the bridesmaids wear and hair up or hair down? And should the toasts be before the first dance or after? The nightmares start. And then the nightmares get weirder. Before you know it Diana Ross has crashed the party and is now dictating the color of the table linens. Hold on. Somewhere along the line priorities have gotten flipped upside down. The details, the little things that no one will notice or talk about in five years let alone five weeks, have somehow pushed their way to center stage. They have pushed their way in and have obscured the most important thing about this whole wedding thing, in fact, the only important thing; you and your future spouse are getting married. You are standing in front of the people you care about and you are making public the most noble of promises. Keep that in mind. Take a breath. Keep that in mind and because it is Friday take the night off from wedding stuff. Go to dinner and talk about non-wedding things. See a movie. Curl up on the couch and watch reality tv. Grab a drink and a really greasy slice of pizza afterwards. Waste time. Don’t think about the millions of things you have to do. They can wait. Take a day or a night for you and your fiancé and enjoy being engaged....

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Betsy Bride Spotlight

Betsy Bride Spotlight

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 in Blog

On July 20, 2013, Betsy Bride Allison Milgram married Chris Reymann at a beautiful ceremony held at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel. It was elegant. It was romantic. And it was oh so much fun. An amazing honeymoon to Aruba followed, and now she is back to give us all the details. How did you and your fiancé meet? We met 8 years ago at the beginning of our junior year of high school. We sat next to each other in English class and had several other classes together that year. Chris asked me to our homecoming dance and we began dating shortly after that, in November 2005. We both went to separate colleges (I was at the University of Maryland and Chris went to Catholic University of America). They were close in location and we continued dating all through college and into our careers. Chris is an Engineer and I am a Teacher. About a year after landing our dream jobs we decided to get a dog together. Little did I know, when we went to pick up the dog from the breeder, our white English lab puppy was wearing a collar that said, “Marry Me”. No sooner did I read the dog tag, I saw Chris on one knee holding our puppy in one hand and a beautiful ring in the other. Of course, I said, “YES!!” What made you choose your dress? I first saw my dress on a bridal website and absolutely loved it. I called Betsy Robinson to make sure they had it at the store before making an appointment. The dress was actually over my budget, and although I hesitated, I just had to try it on. After trying on several more dresses, all I could think about was that first dress. I kept comparing every other dress to that first one that I had fallen in love with. I tried the dress on one last time and I knew immediately that it was my wedding dress. I am still shocked that I saw it online and felt that this was my dress before even putting it on, but it was just meant...

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Something Old, Something New . . .

Something Old, Something New . . .

Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Blog

Even for the bride who wants to be a little non-traditional this simple rhyme of the essentials needed for a wedding day is too tender and endearing to want to do without. In other words it’s a tradition that just can’t be skipped. That’s because it isn’t just a tradition; it’s a ritual. It’s sacred. It is a chance for the bride to carry more than just herself down the aisle. She walks with history in her bouquet and sisterhood draped over her shoulders. She carries her family and her fiancé’s family and she joins them together. Asking to borrow an item from the future mother-in-law or future sister-in-law is a great way to achieve this symbolic union. Just as wearing something old that once belonged to a mother or grandmother or the childhood friend ties the present to the past. Not everyone needs to know what the artifacts are, and not everyone needs to see them: a piece of cloth cut from the underskirt of her mother’s wedding dress that is pinned to the inside of hers; the future mother in law’s broach tucked into the bouquet; the blue shoes hidden under layers of tulle. Because these items can be tucked away, and because they do not need to be shown or explained brides should take the opportunity to think about what is really special and important to them. Lockets, photographs, rings, phrases painted on the bottom of her shoes. So as wedding tasks pile up and the days go by faster and faster, brides should all take a minute – it won’t take long – to remember these special items....

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Let’s Talk About Socks

Let’s Talk About Socks

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Blog

Everyone wants wedding pictures that look classy and classic. In fifty years they want to look back and think timeless instead of dated, but don’t they also want to be current and trendy now? It’s a fine line to walk especially for grooms. Those blue tuxes with ruffled shirts loom heavy on our psyche. Grooms need a way to show a little personality, stay current and look dashing, too. That’s why we are loving the personalization we see from grooms with socks. It’s a perfect opportunity for them to have fun, be silly, and be trendy! Wear stripes, polka dots, animals, dinosaurs, and school mascots and still look back in fifty years with a smile. It’s also a great way to get adorable photos like the one below; grooms just hitch up their pants, show off their fun socks next to the brides sassy shoes and voila they have themselves a perfect holiday greeting card. Then smooth the trousers back down and no one is the wiser. It’s the best of both worlds.   Photo by Greenwood...

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Oh, Baby

Oh, Baby

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Blog

Here at Betsy Robinson’s we don’t mind admitting that we are more than a little obsessed with the royal family. Kate Middleton is gorgeous. We want her entire wardrobe. But only if when we wear it we look just like her. We have a cardboard cutout of the handsome newlyweds that adorns our back office, and many of our staff gathered together two years ago to watch their wedding live. Some of us were dressed in satin pajamas wearing Kate inspired sapphire rings as we sipped wine and watched the processional at four in the morning. We might have cried a little, and we definitely lamented Diana’s absence as if we knew her. So it is no surprise that we were on pins and needles waiting for news of the royal baby. We feverishly searched the internet for an app that would announce the birth, and we might have checked a live feed or two of Buckingham Palace just to stay in the loop. We were hoping for a text or two from William, but we’ll assume he just had too much going on. Don’t worry William, we’ll catch you later. But what the royal family has really highlighted for us is that we are not only obsessed with weddings and everything that goes along with them, but also with everything that follows them. Our brides are all important to us and we love to follow the progression of their stories just as much as the royals. And so Betsy brides out there we ask you to stay in touch, to send us pictures and stories and birth announcements of your own....

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Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208
Phone 410-484-4600
Fax 410-484-6035
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Mon & Fri 11am-6pm
Wed & Thurs 11am-8pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-4:30pm
Closed Tuesdays