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How We’re All Still Celebrating Small

Posted by on Dec 14, 2020 in Blog

Today was supposed to be the date of our annual holiday party. It wasn’t going to be big, obviously, but a chance to boost morale and enjoy a few tasty treats. Perseverance has been the word of the year for us here and for our brides, so we thought, let’s try.   Let’s persevere, and let’s make a cheesecake while we do it.   But despite the best of attitudes and intentions, it became clear that this year, there really can be no party. We work with a pretty small staff generally, but with Covid-19 many of our team have been sidelined for one reason or another. It would be hard to include them, and harder still, to exclude them.   So we scrapped the little party that was to take place in our break room this afternoon. Like so many of our brides, we chose to postpone it to a happier time.   As the self-appointed party planner here, I was feeling a little down. When I say this was a small celebration, I really mean it, and yet, it meant a lot. And there is that insult to injury that 2020 has handed us; in a year when we need to celebrate the smallest of victories, we can’t gather together in the smallest of ways to do it.   But like our brides and their micro weddings and drive-through receptions and zoom showers, we wandered back to that word, perseverance. I picked it up, polished it off and set it back down on our break room table with handmade marshmallows and hot cocoa.   A Great Time for Small Gestures   What we ended up with, in our break room hot cocoa bar, was not a party, but a gesture. It was the same kind of gesture that has bolstered us all, through this difficult year. It’s the way we’ve checked on our neighbors. It’s the way we’ve traded paper towels for a sourdough starter, or sent dinner to a healthcare worker.   We’re holding tight to these small gestures of love and kindness, and I hope you can too. I hope you keep coming back to...

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An Update on How to Order Bridesmaid Dresses at Betsy Robinson’s

Posted by on Nov 16, 2020 in Blog

The Covid-19 pandemic has radically changed our year, just as I’m sure it has changed yours. We’ve done a lot of pivoting, and a lot of trimming. Everything, with the exception probably of our sweat pants, has gotten smaller this year. Wedding guest lists have been paired down. Our appointments and hours have been carved down to the necessities, and we’ve had to restrict the number of guests allowed.   One of the key things that Covid-19forced us to do was to stop taking bridesmaid appointments. With a more limited staff and limited space, we had to make the choice to focus on our brides. The bridesmaid department has been virtually shut down since March, but we’re happy to report that some things are returning to normal.   Well, two steps forward, one step back, right?   You are now able to book an appointment for bridesmaids to shop for gowns, but with a few additional restrictions.   Serving Our Betsy Brides   The first change is the biggest change. At this time, we are only able to accommodate bridesmaid appointments for our brides. That means if you did not purchase your bridal gown here, we unfortunately aren’t able to assist you with bridesmaid dresses. It’s an issue of space, occupancy, and above all, safety.   Putting Brides First   The next difference is that we are only taking bridesmaid appointments during the week. We know that everyone loves weekend appointments, but at this time, we have to give priority to brides shopping for their dream dress. We really appreciate your patience and understanding as we try to accommodate everyone as best as possible.   Limiting Guests   And the last change is that we are asking that bridesmaid appointments be limited to the bride and 3 bridesmaids. In many cases we know that doesn’t cover the whole bridal party. It may mean making multiple appointments or using technology to include others virtually. We know it’s not an ideal situation, and again, we thank you for your understanding.         So as we reflect on these new restrictions and in keeping with the season, we remain so...

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Why Shop for Your Bridal Gown at Betsy Robinson’s?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2020 in Blog

Navigating the bridal world at the moment is nothing if not confusing, and more than a little stressful. Months ago it was simply 2020 brides who were feeling the pressure, but as the pandemic continues, even brides who haven’t been forced to postpone and reschedule, are still coming up against roadblocks.   It’s to be expected. Again, we’re in the middle of a pandemic, and most of us find our lives are very different than they were at the beginning of the year. Brides who are just starting to plan their wedding and shop for their wedding dresses might find the experience is not what they had imagined.   I understand completely. We understand completely.   And that’s why we’re here to help. Yes, some things are different, but the most important things remain the same.   An Incredible Collection of Wedding Dresses   Brides may have to shop with a smaller crew this year, but our selection of wedding dresses to shop remains unparalleled. There are literally hundreds of gowns to choose from, and brides have free reign to look at each and every one of them (not that we necessarily recommend that). We don’t restrict brides, and we allow them time to browse the store at their own pace.     Here to Guide, Not Pressure   Shopping for your wedding dress can be an overwhelming experience, and it’s our job to help make it easy and fun. So we spend a lot of time listening and watching. Our consultants let brides choose dresses and then they analyze the results. They’re like super stylish little computers running around constantly calculating bridal data. They take feedback on each dress and help make recommendations until they land on a, “Yes!”   Our consultants have a great handle on our inventory and while they love to assist brides in their search, they also understand the delicate balance at work. They know when to give brides a little space to ponder. They know when to jump in, and when to sit back.   The goal for everyone involved is for brides to find the dress they love and the dress they...

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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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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-6pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-4:30pm
Closed Tuesdays