When it comes to bridal showers there are so many options to consider and so many trendy ways to keep guests excited and involved. Bridal bingo is one way to go, if you have to, but the team at Betsy’s has recently stumbled on something a whole lot sweeter. There is no shortage of holiday spirit around the salon and so the girls got together this past week for a good old fashioned cookie swap with a brand new twist. Each participant baked up a few dozen cookies, from ginger snaps to snickerdoodles, to some delightful biscotti and brought them in to share. The break room was decked out with the bright holiday cookies, and each girl brought home her treats in a nice holiday container. It had all the usual benefits of a cookie swap, but thanks to a quick email to a Glad representative, each cookie baked resulted in a $1 donation to pediatric cancer research. Together, we raised over $700 to help kids fight cancer. That’s just pretty sweet and it’s something for brides to keep in mind as they plan their festivities. It was easy to do and everyone walked away with a great treat. For those interested in more information about a cookie swap of your own, please contact Ms. Jackie Gonzalez-Feezer email@example.com...Read More
In the peaceful moments between the busy bridal season and the hustle and bustle of the holiday season I and the rest of the Betsy team took the opportunity to celebrate our third annual Friendsgiving. It was another wonderful chance to be with all of the girls and their families in a setting outside of work, and reflect back on our year together. The crowd was a mix of the past and the present and dotted with those brave enough to sport their ugly Christmas sweaters once again. Between trays of turkey and ham, bowls of mashed potatoes, and casseroles of broccoli and green beans, I got reacquainted with some of the girls and had the opportunity to get to know some of the newer additions. As dinner quickly turned into tray after tray of sweet desserts, we swapped stories about our memorable brides, our favorite dresses, and our Christmas shopping adventures. It was a welcome reminder of how fortunate we have been here at Betsy Robinson’s that we can gather together again year after and enjoy good food, good company and a helping of good luck. We wish the same joy for all our brides as they prepare to start their new lives and their own new traditions. Betsy In my one month tenure at Betsy Robinson’s I have learned a lot of things, chief among them that the staff is like one big, very well-dressed, family. Only a slightly less important lesson to learn is that Betsy’s patented Fall Drink, a mix of whiskey, cider and cloves, is amazing. All of these pillars of the company came together in wonderful fashion on Sunday November 24, for the third annual Friendsgiving. I arrived a little nervous, sporting my ugly Christmas sweater that would prove to be a winner, and clutching a stew pot full of Rosemary mashed potatoes. This being my first social outing with the whole family I didn’t know what to expect. But the moment I walked in the door I was greeted with hugs and smiling faces. The Ravens game played in the background as employees past and present, some of them traveling a great...Read More
A few of the Essence of Australia gowns arrived today and the girls at the shop decided to try some on so you could get a sneak peek of just how gorgeous these gowns are! The styles are elegant and timeless, yet modern and sophisticated. The fabrics are luxurious and the embellishments will make you feel like royalty as you walk down the aisle. These gowns will make a lasting impression on you so hurry up and make an appointment to see them in person! Call 410-484-4600 for an appointment...Read More
Watters, WToo, Thomas Knoell AND Perskie Photographers Photo Booth PLUS Charm City Cakes this Weekend!
We always like to celebrate when we come back from the New York Bridal Market. And this weekend we’re pulling out all the stops! First we’ve got gorgeous Watters & WToo bridal and bridesmaids gowns straight off the runway! With vice president and Director of Design, Maria Prince to help you select the perfect gown! Then we have the always charming Thomas Knoell with his breathtaking collection of elegant and timeless jewelry and accessories which will add the perfect touch to any gown. And for fun we’ve got Perskie Photographers, photo booth which holds up to 8 – not just 2-3 little heads, they carry a spare camera, printer & computer –many others don’t. If you are interested in renting one for your wedding their rentals from $589 for 3 hours [Some dates from $439], plus they offer FREE use of props, FREE name and date on photos, 5 different backgrounds choices and a Cheerful Attendant to help your guests. Check it out at our store on SATURDAY ONLY. To top it all off, Charm City Cakes will also be here on Saturday, showing off their utterly amazing, not to mention delicious, creations! As if the gowns and jewels alone weren’t enough to make you want to visit 😉 If you’d like to come by, please be sure to book an appointment by calling...Read More
Ball gown, A-Line, Mermaid, Fit and Flare….. These are just a few of the wedding gown styles available for your selection. What are they and why chose one over the other? We’ll give you a little information today, and then come visit us this weekend while Randy Fenoli of “Say Yes to The Dress” is in store and let him help you decide which style is best for your special day! Ball Gown This is the dress of fairy tales; it has a fitted bodice and a full skirt. The necklines and dress length can vary and the gowns can be made of a variety of fabrics. This gown can even be made of a separate top and skirt and be made more full with the use of crinolines. Sheath These dresses are cut close to the shape of and follow the lines of the body. Many times these dresses are cut on the bias, allowing the fabric to really embrace the curves. Sheath dresses can have a modern feel to them and are very contoured. Different fabrics can be used, but the softer the fabric the better the drape. A Line This gown is fitted at the bodice and flows out in an A Shape from the waist to the hemline. The A Line can have a variety of necklines and be constructed using a variety of fabrics. It is classic a true classic and can change appearances based on the fullness of the skirt and the materials used. Fit and Flare Mermaid and Trumpet These dresses are fitted through the waist and then flare out at or around the knee. These dresses emphasize the curves of a woman’s figure and are are sophisticated in design. Many fabrics can be used and the necklines can vary. Waistlines There are three main waistlines, natural, empire, and drop waist. The empire waist begins just below the bust, the natural waist is at the belly button and the drop waist is around the hip level. Each one can dramatically transform the look of a gown and highlight different features. We hope this helps you find your gown and we look forward...Read More