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Happy Mother’s Day

Posted by on May 3, 2021 in Blog

I have written at length about how important mothers are here in the salon. They are an integral part of shopping for a bridal gown, and whether they are in the store or not, their presence is always keenly felt. Sometimes it’s through a text message, or facetime, or through the ink on a bride’s arm, but mothers are always here with us.    Around here we get to see expectant mothers, brand new mothers, and soon to be mothers-in-law. We see generations of mothers all together helping to make that very important bridal gown decision. They come with their signs, their hearts on their sleeves, and a healthy amount of opinions. We see aunts and neighbors and family friends that have everything short of the title. Through all of these women we see the long line of love and tradition and family.     And with all those special women come a lot of happy tears. We have the pleasure of witnessing over and over again that moment when a girl transforms into a bride and grows up right before her mother’s eyes. It’s a bittersweet moment, and we get a little choked up sometimes too. You’ll note the abundance of decorative tissue boxes strategically placed throughout the store.   So this year, as in years past, we close our doors on Mother’s Day to give everyone, our staff included, the opportunity to go celebrate and to be celebrated. We recognize that some pretty important moments take place between mother and daughter in our space, but we think, well, I certainly think, that some important moments happen over brunch with a mimosa.   And although we may be closed on Sunday, we are happy to announce that we have expanded the guest count for all appointments to 3 people. That means it is easier to include all the special people in a bride’s life and still leave room for mom. And the tissues.  ...

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How to Shop Elysee and Etoile Bridal Gowns

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021 in Blog

  Things are definitely looking brighter this Spring than they were last Spring, and for us here at Betsy Robinson’s that means new designers and more Trunk Shows! It feels so good to see new inventory and new brides, and we are really excited about what is headed our way.   First on that exciting list is our Elysee and Etoile Trunk Show coming up this weekend. It’s the first time we’ll be featuring these two collections in store. We’re also the only salon in the Mid-Atlantic region who carries them. That means unless you’re thinking major road trip, we’re the place to be for these amazing gowns. We’ll have a wide variety of gowns from these two collections, and variety is the name of the game. There are so many silhouettes to choose from, so many fabrics, and so many themes. This makes the trunk show a perfect destination if you’re either unsure of exactly what you want, or if you just haven’t seen it out there yet. So often brides end up falling in love with a gown that was completely different than what they envisioned, and that makes trying on a variety of styles not only fun, but also worthwhile. And it means a trunk show with lots of options really helps you make the most of your appointment and the most of your time.   While our salon, and the whole bridal world is still not back to normal, it feels good to be doing more normal things. It feels so good to welcome a new designer and to showcase new gowns knowing that hanging on our racks are “yeses.” Maybe one of them is for you.  ...

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