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The Perfect Gifts for Your Bridesmaids

Posted by on Nov 27, 2017 in Blog

Let’s face it, your bridesmaids have done a lot for you as you planned your wedding. They’ve sealed envelopes and planned showers. They’ve flown halfway across the country to don team bride shirts and keep the party going until the wee hours of the morning. They’ve greeted and mingled and spent a lot of money for your big day. All of this they did happily. They would do even more if you asked, which is why they deserve a little thank you. Bridal party gifts are a great way to show appreciation for all their hard work. To make sure you get them just right I’ve got a few tips on how to pick the perfect ones.   Make it Individual Giving everyone the same monogrammed tote bag is certainly a nice gesture. No one would turn it down, but all your bridesmaids are unique and wonderful individuals who are in your life for unique and wonderful reasons. Doesn’t that mean their gifts should be just as unique? I think so. Rather than finding a generic gift that everyone will find space for in the back of their closet, pick a different gift for each person. The gift could be based on their individual interests or favorite colors or maybe on what experiences you and that person shared together.       Get Sentimental You might not want to give everyone a monogrammed item, but you can still make your gift personal and sentimental. Etsy is a great place for this kind of thing. You can find thousands of artists and crafters who can custom make just about anything. From pendants engraved in your own handwriting to throw blankets embroidered with the coordinates of all the locations you have been together. The possibilities are endless., and the emotional pay off is deep.   Pick an Experience Over an Object Are you friends with people who already seem to have everything? Try gifting them an experience instead. A spa package, concert tickets, a gift card to their favorite restaurant are all great examples. A gift like this also helps put the focus on them. It says I know you have...

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What We are Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Posted by on Nov 20, 2017 in Blog

I know we are supposed to be thankful all year round, and I am, but I also take special pleasure in giving thanks at this time of year. I enjoy making lists of the myriad of things that make me grateful. There are the obvious ones, like friends and family and the less obvious ones like vacuum cleaners and reusable grocery bags. There is much to be thankful for, but I won’t bore you with the rest of my list. Instead, I will tell you what we here at Betsy’s are most thankful for.   It is of course, our brides. Naturally. In a year that has brought unexpected turmoil throughout the bridal world we are happy to have so many wonderful brides who trust us with their special day. We are grateful that mothers who purchased their gown with us years ago return with their daughters when it’s their turn. Our brides also share their experiences with friends and encourage them to come to us. We are grateful to be reviewed and recommended and requested.     In the simplest terms we could not exist without our brides. What better reason to be thankful for than that. But we are also thankful that we get to meet so many wonderful people and share in a small part of their momentous day. Everyday we get to put our bridal knowledge to good use. We get to help brides pick out their wedding gowns! Really, how cool is that? It’s not only a big responsibility, but it’s also a big honor. It’s one we take very seriously and are very grateful for. There are so many more ways to buy a bridal gown than there used to be. The competition is constant, but we are grateful that our brides see our true value.   It comes from our service. We are thankful that we get to be with brides the entire length of their journey. From the first consultation when they don’t know what they are looking for to the final fitting when everything is just right. Along the way we feel like we really get to know them. It’s...

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Throwing a Bridal Party Mixer

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Blog

Between planning events, showers and bachelor and bachelorette parties there are lots of opportunities for your bridal party to get to know one another. All this mingling, however, is done separately. Bridesmaids with bridesmaids and groomsmen with groomsmen. That means that most bridesmaids and groomsmen say hello for the first time at the rehearsal. They meet at the back of the church, shake hands and commence their practice walk. It’s not the worst thing in the world, but it’s not as much fun that way. If you can avoid it, it’s so much better if they can get acquainted beforehand. That’s where the bridal party mixer comes in.     I know it sounds like another obligation to burden your bridal party with. I know they have already committed so much time, but there are ways to make it easier. If you are planning your bachelor and bachelorette parties for the same weekend in the same general area simply plan a pre-party meet up. Keep it simple. Everyone can meet up for a few happy hour drinks before hitting the town separately. They don’t have to make another trip or give up another evening. Wedding festivities can easily become extravagant, but this one can be laid back.   If that’s not an option try an event right before the wedding. If people are filtering into town a few days before the wedding then take an afternoon to grab a bite to eat with everyone. Trying planning a brunch the day of the rehearsal. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but everyone will be glad of a chance to meet before the big event if they haven’t had the chance. After all, one of the reasons they’re called the bridal party is because they are responsible for getting guests on the dance floor and making your wedding look like tremendous fun. It’s hard to do that if they’re still trying to remember each other’s names.  ...

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The Case for A Coffee Bar at Your Wedding

Posted by on Nov 6, 2017 in Blog

These days you can make just about any element of your wedding over the top and extravagant. If you have money to spend there are things to spend it on. While I generally advocate steering clear of those wedding budget traps, there are some things that are worth splurging on. One such splurge that I feel is worth it yet often ignored is coffee. Maybe it’s because it’s Monday, but I think coffee is pretty much one of the greatest things ever. In fact, it forms the base of my personal food pyramid. I’m not alone in this coffee obsession, and yet every wedding I’ve been to seems to ignore the potential of this liquid gold.   To rectify this I propose a coffee bar. It may sound extravagant, but in my fantasy world in which budgets are endless it makes perfect sense. The coffee service at a wedding should be more than just a carafe of regular and a carafe of decaf positioned off in some remote corner of the room with a stack of cups and saucers. I envision rather an array of brews: Colombian, Italian, French. I see an espresso machine and a line of flavored syrups standing at attention. All you need is one able barista and a fixed menu. Coffee, espresso and a cappuccino to of course, cap off the night.     I think putting money into a setup like this helps send a message that you care about the comfort of all of your guests, not just the ones imbibing on cocktails. It also provides a welcome service to those who have perhaps imbibed too much. And lastly, doesn’t a nice cup of coffee just round out the perfect evening? I always feel better and more pampered when I order a coffee at the end of my meal. Don’t you?   It’s also not hard to have a similar set up in the real world of hard budgets and bottom lines. Perhaps you can’t go all out with an espresso machine and a barista, but you can dress up your coffee station with interesting flavors, syrups and milks to make your guests...

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Randy Fenoli Bridal is Here!

Posted by on Nov 2, 2017 in Blog

I probably could have included a few more exclamation points in the title of this post because one just doesn’t really convey the excitement we feel. Our first Randy Fenoli bridal trunk show is this weekend and though the dynamic designer won’t be in store, his daring and darling bridal gowns will be. We are so happy to be one of the few bridal salons in the area to carry these exclusive designs, and you don’t want to miss them.   Randy Fenoli, of Say Yes to the Dress fame has actually been in the bridal business for years. He has worked for various designers behind the scenes before becoming a household name. His taste is impeccable and his advice is always sound. It’s this wealth of knowledge, know-how and experience that he brings to his new collection.   Betsy was there front row for the unveiling of these gowns at New York Market in April and they have been generating buzz ever since. It’s easy to see why. They have everything you would expect from Randy Fenoli. They are soft, feminine and beautifully constructed. Unsurprisingly it’s the details that take center stage. From the luxurious embroidery to the hand beading, there is no detail too small.     The gowns are a great mix of classic and fashion forward. He really seems to understand the importance of making a bride feel like a bride. He also understands brides as individuals. No two are alike and their gowns shouldn’t be either. Clearly his experience dealing with hundreds of brides has given him great insight into what works and his collection is perfect proof. Come see it for yourself and of course, say yes.  ...

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Take a Peek at the Exclusive Watters Capsule Collection

Posted by on Oct 26, 2017 in Blog

Our Watters Trunk Show officially kicks off tomorrow, and as usual the salon is a-buzz with excitement. By now you all know how exciting Watters Trunk Show weekends are. After all, brides have the opportunity to shop the newest gowns straight from the New York Runway where they debuted just a few short weeks ago. That means these are gowns that aren’t in stores. Anywhere. These are gowns that aren’t even online.   For a little icing on the cake Watters also debuted the second round of their Capsule Collection gowns. Capsule gowns are made from the finest materials and are only available at select retailers. Not only are they only available at select retailers, those retailers are the only ones who can order them. I’ll give you one guess what retailer we are. Since these gowns are so exclusive it can be hard to find out very much information about them, so I’m going to give you a little sneak peek of two of the gowns. Feast your eyes on these beauties.     These Capsule gowns embody the very best of Watters. They are a fine mix of tradition and trend, of classic and modern, and of small details and big drama. The exquisite bead-work, the delicate French silks the extraordinary fit and feel make them insurmountable in terms quality. The way they embrace and accentuate the female form and push forward what it means to be a modern bride is what makes them winners when it comes to style. These are the gowns of royalty. They are majestic, regal, refined and like any good royal, not afraid to be a little daring.   The best part about these gowns though is that they are here, waiting for you. Just not for long.   Call 410.484.4600 to make your appointment.   {Lindsey}  ...

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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