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Great Things to Look Forward to at Summer Weddings

Posted by on Apr 12, 2017 in Blog

The weather has started to warm up, the sun is shining, the trees are blossoming and wedding season is almost upon us. In just a few short weeks the wedding marches will start to play in full force and brides all over the country will tie the knot. For us here at the salon it means lots of alterations appointments, but for you it’s going to mean signature cocktails and chalkboard signs and lots of dancing. So to get you prepped, here are some great things to look forward to about all the upcoming summer weddings.   Late-Night Food I have yet to go to a wedding where late-night food is served, but I’ve certainly heard about it a lot and the trend is growing more frequent. I love this idea mostly because I love food, but it also makes a lot of sense. Wedding receptions can last hours and after all that dancing, and especially drinking, it’s nice to give guests a chance to refuel before they leave for the evening. Plus, a few trays of French fries or donuts or pizza rolls is a really easy way to make guests feel like they are getting the royal treatment.   Stylish Bridal Parties From grooms and groomsmen in navy suits to tweed blazers and bridesmaids wearing prints and sequins there is plenty of wardrobe fun to watch at weddings these days. I think the creativity is the most interesting part, and I love the way that couples tailor their bridal parties to match their overall theme. I love separates for bridesmaids or mismatched prints, and I love a good patterned tie or sock on a groomsman. I love when couples trade in the old notion of a bridal army in all the same thing to a cohesive group of cool people that you obviously want to get to know.   A Little Place to Lounge Weddings make for great places to catch up with friends and relatives but between the seating charts and the dance floor, it can be hard to find a place to strike up an audible conversation. That’s why I love the lounge idea. I...

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See What’s New From Maggie Sottero

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Blog

As a totally objective, non-biased person who did in fact buy her dress at Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, I can say that one of the best features here is the selection. This is because we meticulously order gowns from designers that cover a range of styles, tastes, trends and prices. It’s also because we are constantly getting in new gowns. So many in fact, that I admit I have a little trouble keeping up. To make up for lost time, let’s just dive right in to a few our newest beauties waiting to be tried on. Both are from Maggie Sottero and they are perfect examples of variety.     This newest gown from Maggie Sottero is one of my favorites. First and foremost the sleeves are what set this gown apart. I love long-sleeved gowns, especially when they are as delicate as these. Because they are illusion you are able to get a gown with vintage vibes and a modern twist. It also straddles the line between conservative and daring. Sure, the neckline is high, but there is also a deep illusion in the front and the low-cut back is stunning. It’s the kind of gown that seems like it was once your grandmother’s and then they took it apart and put it back together in a way that makes it look like you too. A perfect blend of the traditional and the modern.     This next Maggie Sottero gown is all about sleek, stunning, modern flare. The fit and flare silhouette hugs you in all the right places and the delicate spaghetti straps let you show-off plenty of skin. The crisscrossing strap detail on the back of the gown accentuates the low-back and adds a very simple, but alluring touch. It’s a bit hard to see in the picture, but the gown also has a touch of sparkle and beading which help to make it feel more bridal and special.   By the way, these new Maggie gowns arrived just in time for our big Maggie Sottero Trunk Show taking place this weekend, March 24th – 26th, so don’t miss the chance to see these and...

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Simple Ways to Incorporate St. Patrick’s Day Details into Your Wedding

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Blog

St. Patrick’s Day is this weekend and while many of you will be celebrating with a green beer or a pub-crawl, others will be hitting the dance floor at a wedding. I’m always a big proponent of planning weddings around holidays; it gives your celebration a little extra oomph and also provides a nice little template for your theme and décor. The danger of course with planning your wedding around a holiday is that it can easily slip into a chintzy theme party rather than an elegant soiree. The key to avoiding the pitfalls of a holiday-timed wedding is to use the holiday for inspiration rather than the focus. With that in mind here are several ways to incorporate fun details into a St. Patrick’s Day wedding.     Shades of Green and Gold This first one is pretty easy. St. Patrick’s Day provides you with a pretty rigid and obvious color palette, but in order to keep your wedding party from looking like participants in a town parade stick to deeper shades of green. Dark emeralds will look classy, elegant and flatter any skin tone. Put your Maid of Honor in a gold sequin gown and voila! You’ll have a nice mix and match bridal party that evokes the holiday without screaming it.   Simple Details It’s really tempting to turn everything into a shamrock or a pot of gold, but be light-handed with the décor and details. Perhaps simple white flowers in gold vases, or white tablecloths with gold runners. For place cards try textured white cards with black calligraphy and a little horseshoe. It’s ok to be a little understated with your theme because remember, you’re throwing a wedding, not a St. Patrick’s Day part-ay.   Shamrock Shakes and Other Drinks If you want to let loose though, food and drinks are the perfect outlet. Green food is totally acceptable and practically required. Everything from French macaroons to signature cocktails to the famous shamrock shake will all add a lighthearted touch of fun to the festivities. All of these things are a great way to incorporate the holiday into your big day, and it’s ok if...

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Our Spring Sample Sale Starts Thursday, March 9th!

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017 in Blog

  Finding a wedding gown can be hard, and finding one that fits your budget can sometimes be harder. Magazines are filled with gorgeous designer gowns that often come with a hidden and hefty price tag. Sometimes it can be hard to find out pricing information, and it makes planning on a budget more difficult. But this Thursday, March 9th, our Annual Spring Sample Sale kicks off, and it’s a great way to find an expensive designer gown at a discounted price. Like really discounted.   We have updated our sample sale to include dozens of newly discounted gowns, some of them up to 90% off their original price. All of our top designers are included in the sale like Essense of Australia and Maggie Sottero and Watters. We have to do a bit of spring-cleaning to make room for new gowns, and you get to save some serious cash on a gorgeous gown. It’s even a great place to find a second gown if you want to do the show-stopping reception change-up. Why not, right? It’s also a great place to look if you are on a time-crunch. If you’ve got a close wedding date, the sample sale is the prefect place to look for your dream gown – you can walk out the door with it that day!   The sample sale is by appointment, so don’t worry that it will be a free-for-all. You’ll still have one-one bridal consultation, and you are welcome to look at all our gowns during your appointment, even the special orders. Sounds like a win-win, right? If you’d like to get an idea of some of the gowns that are on sale, you should check out the link below to our Sample Sale page. Keep in mind, of course that this is not a minute-by-minute list, and if you find gowns you like you can always call and speak to a bridal consultant about their availability. It also means that if you see gowns you like, don’t waste time, because a good deal and pretty dress don’t hang around for long.   {Lindsey}   Spring Sample Sale March 9th – 19th...

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Guide to Mixing and Matching Bridesmaid Gowns at Betsy Robinson’s

Posted by on Feb 22, 2017 in Blog

One of the trickiest parts about planning a wedding can be picking what the bridesmaids are going to wear. It doesn’t sound tricky at first, but the more you think about it (and you will think about it a lot) the harder it becomes. It sort of makes sense though because you are responsible for picking what other people, people that you love and care about, are going to have to wear. For most of us it’s hard enough to pick our own clothes, but to decide what someone else should wear and still feel good is a lot of pressure.   The aim of picking gowns that makes your girls feel good is perhaps what makes bridesmaid dress shopping so rife with obstacle; you want to pick gowns that make your girls feel good because you love them, but you also still want things the way you want them. You want to find the perfect balance between their choices and your control. The contemporary solution to achieve this goal has been to allow bridesmaids to choose their own dress and create a bridal party that is less uniform.   I love that idea. Mixing styles and colors and materials can have a really lovely effect. I love building a party around a range of colors or a theme or a pattern. I love creating a look that is unique to each bride and each wedding. I love it, but it can be hard to do. It’s not uncommon for a bride to come in with a particular vision for her party and wind up getting frustrated with the conceptualization. To avoid having a bridal party meltdown, follow some of these tips for mixing and matching our gowns.     If You Want Different Colors If you want different dresses that are all different colors, be it shades or tones or totally different colors, then you can choose from any of our designers. For example, one dress can be a Bill Levkoff in victorian lilac, and another dress can be a Sorella Vita in aubergine, and a third can be a Watters in lavender. Since you don’t have to...

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New From Thomas Knoell Jewelry Designs and Enaura Bridal

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog

In case you missed it, we’ve been having some pretty exciting trunk shows around here, and this coming weekend is no exception. The newest gowns from Enaura bridal will be here along with the newest jewelry from Thomas Knoell Jewelry Designs. If you’re planning a wedding, these are two names that you need know, and I’d be happy to tell you why.       Thomas Knoell Jewelry Designs is a nationally known custom jewelry brand that has decked out some pretty famous brides. They use a mix of pearls, metals and Swarovski crystals to create stunning pieces that shine from any angle. They specialize in custom orders, and are happy to make changes to their pieces just to suit every bride’s vision. We always have a healthy stock of Thomas Knoell pieces in store to peruse, but coming on a trunk show weekend offers brides the chance to meet with one of the designers. This weekend, the lovely Raquel Knoell will be here with her knowledge, her style and some good advice about how to complete your wedding day look.   The recurring theme here, with both Thomas Knoell Jewelry and Enaura Bridal is customization. If you find a comb that you love, but want the stones in another color, no problem. If you want to change the neckline of an Enaura gown or add sleeves or straps or change the beading then again, you are in luck. Both a stylist and the designer will be here all weekend to help you do just that. Enaura gowns are hand-beaded works of art that fit like a glove, sparkle with every twirl and make you feel like royalty. Top if off with a custom headpiece and all in all not a bad way to spend a weekend.  ...

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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