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Focusing on Our Brides & Love

Posted by on Sep 16, 2020 in Blog

We’ve been back up and running for a few months now, and we are all getting used to a new normal. The appointments are smaller, and our usually boisterous weekends full of voices and celebrations are noticeably quieter. Of course, that just makes it easier to hear each, “Yes!” In fact, what we feel in the salon is probably what so many of our brides feel; a deeper sense of what is precious. The brides we serve, just like the people you love, become all that more important. Like our brides, we miss the crowds, the gatherings, and the hum of chatter everywhere. We know so many of our brides had to postpone, reschedule, and completely re-imagine their weddings. We know that guest lists were slashed, and that tough and stressful decisions had to be made. A Bright Spot For Everyone If you can relate, know that we’re right there with you. But we hope you’re finding the little bit of light that we are. When we strip away our packed schedule of appointments, and when our brides cut down their guest lists, we are all still left with something pretty incredible. For us, we get a reminder of why we do what we do. The bonds we get to form with our brides are always special. Now, they are crucial, especially in a time when social distancing makes including everyone hard. And for our brides, we see them lean more and more on their inner circle. We see them get creative with their celebrations. We see them call and video chat and seamlessly glide between the real and the digital to create an inclusive experience that’s still safe. 2020 has been such a hard year for so many people, but it has at least served to remind us what really matters. Sometimes in the wedding industry, and in planning a wedding, it’s easy to lose sight of what matters. Fanfare and floral arrangements and yards of lace can sometimes obscure what now seems abundantly clear; people and love and love for people is all there is. While we eagerly await a time that we can greet a salon...

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What To Expect Now that We’re Open

Posted by on Jun 30, 2020 in Blog

For us, like you, it’s been a long few months. Our routines have changed. Our lives are changed. For so many of our brides, their dates and weddings have entirely changed. Everything is changed. And change is hard. As we get back into the swing of things, we proceed into the change with trepidation. Our main goal is keeping our brides and staff healthy, so you’ll see a few measures around the store to ensure that. The biggest difference at this point in time is the limit of two guests per bride. Just a few short months ago it wasn’t unusual for brides to bring five or six people with them. We spent a lot of time rearranging chairs to accommodate the parties. Now we’re rearranging chairs to keep them separated. We know it might be hard to leave some of your entourage behind, but there are always virtual ways to help them chime in. These past months have certainly shown us the power of technology to keep us all connected. It’s truly amazing. Our spacious store makes it very easy for everyone to keep social distance, and we also require everyone to wear a mask. It might not be the bridal shopping experience that most of our brides envisioned, but we promise, it’s still a lot of fun. Our amazing consultants are happy to be back doing what they love, and it shows. Yes, things have changed and there is so much uncertainty around us, but love is all around us too. COIVD has shown us the power of love and the power of creativity so that we can celebrate that love no matter the circumstances. From drive-by graduation parties to virtual bridal showers to zoom happy hours, we’ve seen the world pitch in to make celebrations happen. That’s the kind of spirit that you’ll find here. It’s the kind of spirit that keeps everyone saying, “Yes!”...

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Happy Mother’s Day in Strange Times

Posted by on May 9, 2020 in Blog

Moms and mother figures are an integral part of Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection. Whether it’s through their presence or their absence, moms shape the wedding dress shopping experience. We know that we help create memories with mothers and daughters and future mothers-in-law that last a lifetime. Right now, we are missing those moments. We miss our brides, and we miss their moms. We’re missing the happy tears and the handmade signs and the frantic search for the tissues. We miss the “yes” moments and the moments when everything becomes real. Like when a little girl morphs magically into a bride right in front of her mom’s eyes. How did that happen? When did that happen? Yes, there are moments that we are missing, but there’s still so much to celebrate, especially when it comes to Mother’s Day. All across the country moms are rocking it. Moms are working from their living rooms, teaching from their kitchen tables, and directing activities in their backyards. They’re leaving their families behind to help those in need. Some are risking their lives to help strangers, and others are simply trying to make a cake to celebrate momentous moments in strange times. In short, moms are really doing all the things that they normally do. They’re creating and innovating and nurturing and keeping the balance in a world that never stops spinning. They are a force of joy and light in strange times, in the strangest of times. My own mom sends a slew of daily text messages wishing for sunny days and hugs from my little boy. She hopes we have good things to eat and things to look forward to. She hopes I stay busy, but also that I relax. She’s such a mom. But her daily wishes are my wishes for everyone. So this Mother’s Day, I hope we have sunny days ahead. I hope we have things to look forward to and that we can balance our need to be productive with our need to enjoy the moments in front of us. I hope that on the other side of this there are some long hugs waiting for us all....

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Resources for Brides Affected by COVID-19 and a Word from Betsy

Posted by on Mar 17, 2020 in Blog

It’s hard not to be disheartened by the news lately. The news, social media, it’s all depressing. It’s hard to know how to react, especially for me, since I love to overreact. I feel like I’m showing some real restraint in not buying extra toilet paper. I’m also buoyed by people who are showing some real resilience. And those people are our brides and bridal community. These are uncertain times for everyone. For those who have had a wedding postponed, they are all the more stressful. I can’t imagine having to rescheduled my wedding, and my heart, all our hearts, go out to those who have. Of course the silver lining is the solidarity the bridal world has shown. Vendors, venues, planers and designers are all working their hardest to help brides. We want to do our part too. Here are a few words from Betsy as well as some helpful resources. A Word from Betsy “Your inbox is by now full of updates about COVID-19 and the measured that your favorite brands and stores are taking to ensure everyone’s safety. We are no different. Our concerns are the same as everyone else’s: we want our customers and staff to stay safe and healthy. We have taken steps to ensure this by cleaning and sanitizing fitting rooms and common areas at increased rates. Anyone not feeling well is encouraged to stay home, but we remain dedicated to serving our brides and their friends and family. We also want to reassure everyone that we are keeping a close eye on delivery dates. If you have not purchased your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses yet, you can expect delays, but that’s why we’re here. We are here to help dress you for your wonderful wedding. We have connections to designers, and a store full of gorgeous dresses, and we will make your wedding dreams come true. If Your Wedding is Postponed At a time when COVID-19 has affected so many in our bridal community we would like to offer sources of information for those in need. There are so many weddings that need to be postponed and rescheduled, and we understand...

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How to Know if Crepe Dresses are Right for Your Bridesmaids

Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Blog

We have about 700 bridesmaid dresses in our salon and for the longest time they were almost all chiffon. Crinkle chiffon. Lux chiffon. Silk chiffon. Would you like some chiffon with your chiffon? Sure thing! But chiffon isn’t for everyone and our bridesmaid designers have started introducing more variety of fabrics into their collections. Satin is making a bit of a comeback and velvet is also sashaying its way onto the dance floor. Brides have even more choices than before to make sure that their squad looks amazing. One option that’s really gaining a lot of popularity, both with brides and designers. Is crepe. Yep, it’s a material that’s spelled just like the dessert, and it’s just as luscious and luxurious as its pancake-y partner. Of course, crepe is a big jump from the flowy chiffon gowns that come in a million colors, and you might not know if its right for your bridal party. Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking of hopping on the crepe train. You Want a Little Va Va Voom Crepe dresses have some stretch and as a result you’ll find them in primarily form-fitting styles. These are dresses that hug the hips. They drip off the shoulders and plunge down the neckline. Crepe dresses are sexy. They look a little less bridesmaid and a little more evening gown. We carry crepe gowns from Watters, Amsale and Bill Levkoff, and each designer features styles that are as fashion-forward as they are timeless. I love all the clean lines and asymmetrical cuts. And when it comes to va va voom, you can’t beat showing off a little leg. Just about every crepe dress we carry has a slit that’s perfect for when it’s time to strike a pose. You Fancy Chiffon and satin and silk are all great fabrics and there’s no rule about what materials make a black tie wedding black tie, but crepe just has a little elegant oomph to it. It has weight to it without being heavy and it has just a little bit of luster that catches the light. It looks more expensive than it is, and it...

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For Brian, with Love

Posted by on Feb 21, 2020 in Blog

In the bridal business we spend an awful lot of time focused on love. It’s the reason we’re all here. We have jobs, I have a job, because people are in love. It’s a pretty cool reason to have a job, and it’s especially nice because most of the time that love is happy. Most of the time we get to focus on happy couples who get to stand up in front of the people they love and proclaim it loud and clear. Sometimes the love is the sad kind. Sometimes we have to take time in our appointments to acknowledge a person whose presence is keenly felt by their absence. Sometimes love is very hard. This is one of those times, and if you’ve been through our store and passed our front desk, then you may know why. Earlier this week we lost our Front Desk Manager, Brian Young. All of the words in that sentence are wrong. First, to call him simply a Front Desk Manager does not begin to describe his role here. He was the light of this whole operation. He greeted every bride and every family with a magnetic smile and a heavy dose of Southern, Arkansas charm. He helped out in every aspect of the store, and he was the definition of a team player. He could breeze through difficult situations and befriend anyone. He could put stressed out brides at ease with a flash of his smile and a legitimate wink of his eye. He loved to laugh, and he had a real skill for making all of us laugh. Like any true Southerner, Brian loved to cook, and we were all the happy beneficiaries of that. I can personally say that I have never and will never taste better mac and cheese as long as I live. He was interested in everyone, and I don’t just mean the staff here. Countless times I would catch him deep in conversation with a group at the front desk and later ask, “Brian, do you know them?” No, he could just strike up a conversation that easily. When he came to work here nearly...

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Location and Contact

Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection
1848 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21208

Phone 410-484-4600
Fax 410-484-6035
Please use the city of 'Pikesville' if you are using a Navigation system.

Store Hours

Mon & Fri 11am-6pm
Wed & Thurs 11am-8pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-4:30pm
Closed Tuesdays