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Here’s What’s New in Bridesmaids

Posted by on Jun 10, 2021 in Blog

It’s been quite a year for our brides, but it’s been a real roller-coaster for bridesmaids too. Order the dress? Don’t order the dress? The wedding is on? It’s not on? Oh, it’s back on! So many switches and changes in plans, but finally, as we emerge out of this chaotic time, we’re back to focusing on those, “I do’s.”   For many of our brides and their bridal parties, that means finally picking out bridesmaid dresses. Luckily, we have lots of new dresses to choose from and we’re up on all the latest wedding party trends. From velvet to sparkle to rich colors, we have everything to get your bridesmaids down the aisle in style. Finally.   The New Metallics   I love sequins. I mean, I really love them, but it’s nice to see bridesmaids sparkle in a different way. Both Hayley Paige and Watters are offering several metallic styles that add sparkle, shine, and even a little stretch to the bridesmaid dress game.   The styles and colors are more limited than with other fabrics, but there’s still plenty to fall in love with. For starters, all of these gowns are incredibly comfortable. You get the fit and look of an evening gown, but you can dance, sit and eat freely. Plus, the sparkle on these gowns is softer, more subtle. That way bridesmaids can still light up the room without stealing the spotlight.       Va Va Voom Velvet   Just before the pandemic hit, we were all starting to go crazy over velvet. Our brides were asking for velvet gowns and velvet bridesmaid dresses. I, myself, bought a velvet blazer. It took designers a while to catch up with the trend, but they’ve delivered some seriously gorgeous styles that mix trendy with timeless. Watters has a particularly wide assortment of curve-hugging stretch velvet gowns in rich jewel tones.   What is really important to note about these velvet dresses is that again, they have comfortable stretch. That’s because they are made from a lighter weight blend, so bridesmaids can move in them in any season.     Rich Tones   Perhaps the most...

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Our Essense of Australia Trunk Show is Almost Here!

Posted by on May 19, 2021 in Blog

As far as bridal gown designers go, we think Essense of Australia is one of the best. We love them. Like, a lot. That has a lot to do with how much our brides love them, but it also has to do with how beautiful and affordable their wedding dresses are.     So each time an Essense of Australia trunk show rolls around, we get a little excited. We know that our brides are sure to find all the latest trends executed with thought, style, and romance. Essense of Australia trunk shows also mean lots and lots of variety. Brides can find sleeve options of varying lengths. They can find sexy, fitted gowns or bold and beautiful ballgowns with full skirts.   And when it comes to classic and clean versus applique and beading, brides have all the options. Brides can also count on gowns to fit their budget and their figure.     But perhaps the coolest thing about our upcoming trunk show is that it’s a preview show. It’s a sneak peek. Not only does it feature the newest Essense wedding dresses, but it in fact features gowns so new they aren’t available anywhere else.   The dresses coming for our trunk show (June 4 – 6) are so exclusive that you can’t even find them online! That means that we don’t have pictures of them to share with you, but there some things brides can count on. The newest gowns are sure to have exquisite fit and structure. They are sure to have thoughtful details and hints of sparkle throughout. These dresses will be trendy, but timeless in way that only Essense of Australia can balance.     What all of that really boils down to, is that if you’re looking for a bridal gown, it’s on its way. Right now it is being packed up like the precious cargo that it is, and it is making its way to us. To you. So book your appointment now to find your dream dress, waiting for you.   {Lindsey}...

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

Phone 410-484-4600
Fax 410-484-6035
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Mon & Fri 11am-6pm
Wed 11am-8pm
Thurs 11am-6pm
Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-4:30pm
Closed Tuesdays