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How to Help During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by on Oct 3, 2020 in Blog

I have worked for Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection for almost eight years. Wow. Eight years. I can hardly believe it. In that long tenure I have done just about every job there is to do here. I’ve worked the front desk, and sold bridesmaid dresses, and shipped trunk show gowns and checked in veils and bridal gowns. I’ve taken a fitting or two, and filmed numerous bustle tutorials. I have written hundreds of blogs and run the social media. You might have read many of my stories here, and learned about my husband and family and seen my wedding photos year after year. I’ve shared my opinions on receiving lines and strapless gowns and Baltimore city. I’ve even admitted to not understanding how a bustle works (sorry Betsy).  There are many sides to me just like the many hats I wear, but the one I am often quietest about is the one I want to, and need to talk about now. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and Betsy has allowed me this platform to share my own story and to help raise awareness and funds for those battling. My Own Breast Cancer Journey I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago. I underwent chemo, surgery, and radiation and I worked throughout much of it. On any given day you could see me here sporting a black beanie over a bald head.  You could find me measuring bridesmaids and carrying dresses and smiling through pain. Now you can spot me at the front desk, with a decidedly lopsided figure under a loose blouse. COVID has derailed my plans to get put back together again, but I’m still proud of how I look. Most days I feel like a walking breast cancer awareness ad, but for this month, I have taken it one step farther. Outside of Betsy Robinson’s I also spend my time writing, baking, and designing cards, and I have put those interests to good use. I designed a set of six “just cuz” cards that are bright and fun and whose proceeds go to the Maryland organization, the Red Devils. The Red Devils provide direct support...

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How to Shop the Newest Bridal Gowns from Eddy K Bridal

Posted by on Sep 30, 2020 in Blog

It has felt like much of 2020 has been put on hold. Weddings, family gatherings, ceremonies and celebrations of all kinds have been postponed, pushed back, and often re-imagined. So it is completely our pleasure to bring you something new! In fact, it’s more than a pleasure – it’s a relief. This weekend we are bringing you the very newest wedding dresses from Eddy K Bridal. These new 2021 gowns are symbolic. We are persevering, and new and beautiful things are on the horizon. What’s even better is that it’s incredibly easy to shop these new gowns. All you have to do is make an appointment for this coming weekend (Friday through Sunday). You’ll get to shop the new collection before anyone else, and as someone who’s gotten a sneak peek, I can tell you there are some amazing dresses. A Dream Dress for Everyone This crop of 2021 gowns illustrates everything we love about Eddy K. You’ll find versatile styles, lace, sparkle and great value. All the latest trends are here, like extravagant trains and tone on tone beading. These gowns perfectly marry the modern and the classic. For example, look at this timeless, sweetheart fitted gown, It’s clean and classic, but it still has modern twists like the sheer sides. You’ll find these same best of both worlds kind of details throughout the collection. There are gowns with modest, high necks and sexy open backs. There’s lots of illusion tulle, deep V-necklines and full skirts. Really, there is something for everyone here, and that’s the greatest strength of Eddy K. I consider them one of our sneaky designers. You might not know them by name or come in requesting one of their gowns, but as soon as you put on an Eddy K, you’re smitten. Bam. That’s your dress. It looks amazing, it fits every curve perfectly, and it’s on trend and on budget, too. So call 410.484.4600 or click to set up your appointment, and cross at least one item off that 2020 goal list!...

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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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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