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How to Save Big on Your Wedding Dress

Posted by on Dec 2, 2019 in Blog

Sample sale. Sample sale. Sample sale. Just whisper that three times and your dream dress materializes in front of you with a giant red sale tag. Voila. Well, it’s not exactly that easy, but it is that magical. This Saturday kicks off our biggest sample sale ever. Seriously. All our sale gowns will be 50% off the original price. We’ve been tagging and organizing, and we’ve almost worked off that pumpkin pie moving rack after rack of gowns. Almost. We’ve got dresses from all of your favorite designers and every style and size. We’ve been posting pics of some of the deals on our Instagram feed, and the savings are real. Half off. I mean, with prices like that you can’t afford not to buy a dress. Right? Again, it’s my job to write about store events and get brides into the salon, but I’m also still a person who lives on a budget and knows how pricey planning a wedding can be. So if you can get the gown of your dreams without breaking the bank, I want to let you know. Your Wedding Dress is Waiting There are some really pretty sale gowns in here.  Many of them just never found the right bride, but you might be that bride. That’s kind of a sweet though, right? Your dress, much like your fiancé, was just waiting for you and once the two of you are together, everything just makes sense. Of course, with your dress, there’s no waiting around. In fact, the other beauty of a sale wedding dress is that you get to take it with you that day. That’s great news if you have a close wedding date, but even if you’re a 2021 bride who is on top of it (love that) you have the satisfaction of getting a big item checked off your list. So if you’ve been searching for just the right gown or just the right price, this is the sale for you. Literally hundreds of gowns are on sale (I said it was our biggest ever, didn’t I?) and somewhere in here is a gown for you. Actually, the gown...

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The Ultimate First Dance Song

Posted by on Nov 22, 2019 in Blog

Choosing a first dance song for your wedding is tough. There’s so much to consider. Can you actually dance to it? Is it too long or too short? Is it too obscure or too cliché?  Does it fit your wedding vibe and your personality as a couple? There are lots of qualities to look for in a first dance song, but I think the best ones are those that are both romantic and fun. They are the songs that make people put down their salad forks and pay attention. I’ve been to a lot of weddings, and I’ve also written a lot about first dance songs. My own will obviously always be my favorite, but thanks to my cousin who got married this past Saturday, I have a pretty close second. I don’t Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith. Aerosmith isn’t really my thing, and the song choice kind of surprised me. But as the bride and groom swayed across the floor I realized I was really into the song, and so was everyone else. We were belting out all the notes with the raw emotion of people who can’t sing and don’t care. We had the hand gestures and the facial expressions down. Like celebrity-lip-sync down. Everyone basically transformed into Steven Tyler. It was theatrical and dramatic and all out magical. A Song That Everyone Can Get Into This is a pretty accurate representation of how we looked, or at least felt. Then the happy and beautiful couple did my most favorite thing that you can do in a first dance; they invited everyone else onto the dance floor to finish out the song. The guests let loose. They got even more into it standing up than they had been sitting down. All around the dance floor my relatives joined hands or embraced. We swayed together and played air guitar together and really felt all of those lyrics. Every moment spent with you is a moment I treasure. The song was perfect. It was fun and entertaining and it let everyone know that their presence there was appreciated and meaningful.   As you plan your wedding there...

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Getting to the Wedding on Time: From the ER to Toasting the Bride

Posted by on Nov 1, 2019 in Blog

It was last Tuesday afternoon. My sister Stephanie was getting married that Saturday, and she was picking up her wedding dress on Wednesday. I was sitting in the emergency room watching the clock and the heart rate monitor. I had a fever and a pretty bad infection. The timing could not have been worse. Family members were flying in from all over the country. The wedding countdown was on, and I, the Matron of Honor was out of commission. Then a member of the surgical team walked in and told me I would need surgery to stop the infection. I immediately burst into tears. He didn’t know what to do. “Is this about the wedding?” he asked. Duh. I was not missing the wedding. My killer toast was planned, I had a great dress to wear, and an adorable ring bearer to dance with. I wasn’t missing it. I wasn’t going to miss the rehearsal or the rehearsal dinner either. Tuesday night faded into Wednesday and all day I waited for surgery. I delegated my Matron of Honor duties from my hospital bed. There was signage to complete, labels to print and pictures to frame. Friends even found me a pair of shoes when the ones I ordered online arrived too small. Through it all Stephanie remained calm, and I remained determined. I told every person who came into my room that I was leaving Friday morning. I told them so many times that it was written in my chart. She has a wedding on Saturday. Each new nurse that came into my room would say, “I hear you have a wedding to go to,” and I would tell them that it wasn’t just any wedding. It’s not just a wedding. It’s my sister’s wedding. Just in Time for a Beautiful Wedding True to my word I made it out of the hospital on Friday morning, and true to form I danced my way out of the room and down the hall. I was there for the pre-wedding manicure and the rehearsal and the dinner. I was there for the morning make-up and the prosecco toast to the bride....

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What do the Newest Enzoani Gowns Look Like? Come Find Out!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2019 in Blog

Our Enzoani trunk show is heading into its second week here at the salon, and after a weekend of seeing real brides in the new dresses, plus our lovely model consultants, I’d really like to tell you all about them. The Enzoani wedding dresses came to our store fresh off the runway. They are brand new! They aren’t on their website, they aren’t anywhere. Except here. And when they leave our store, they won’t be back for a long time. Did you just pause and make your appointment? I hope so, in which case, let me tell you more about these gorgeous gowns. I’ve seen a lot of trunk shows, and I’ve seen a lot of dresses from Enzoani come through our doors. They always have amazing fit and structure.  The gowns strike a great balance between va va voom sexy and sweet and romantic. You can always count on Enzoani to push bridal forward while keeping the classic close at hand. Stunning New Gowns from Enzoani Yes, I always expect great things from Enzoani, but this time, they hit it out of the park. I mean way out there. Tore the cover off the ball, it’s gone, out there. Sports metaphors are okay on bridal blog, right? Anyway, you get the idea. This collection of wedding dresses has something for everyone. You’ll find ballgowns and slim gowns and gowns with high necks or sheer sides. There are lace details and beaded details. You can find a completely clean gown or one loaded with sparkle from every angle. They’ve also done some really great things with their lace patterns. You’ll find a lot of gowns with three-dimensional lace patterns and lace with bigger, more geometric patterns. It’s modern lace that’s hip and fresh. We’re also huge fans of the stretch mikado dresses that hug every curve. Gowns that stretch? Um, yes please! They’re are off the shoulder gowns that show off your beautiful collarbone and plunging necklines that show off everything else. I’m telling you, these dresses are amazing, and you have to come see them in person. From the detailed bodices to the extravagant trains, these wedding dresses...

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Can You Wear Really Wear Your Bridesmaid Dress Again?

Posted by on Oct 11, 2019 in Blog

So many times I hear brides hash out their concerns about whether a particular bridesmaid dress can be worn again. These are of course brides who are being thoughtful. They care about their bridesmaids. Bridesmaid dresses can get expensive quickly, and brides want to make sure that everyone really gets their money’s worth. I totally get it. I also totally support being conscious of everyone’s budget. If you’re asking a friend to shell out $250 for a dress, then you should absolutely make sure it’s worth it. If your $250 dress can keep her from having to buy two other dresses for future occasions, then the dress pays for itself! Voila. Don’t Let the Re-Wear Wear You Down All of this is wonderful, but it’s also a lot of pressure to put on your dress choice. Re-wearability is pretty hard to predict.  Styles change. People change. There’s just no guarantee, which means, pick the dress based on what you love now, not what you can be used later. And to be fair, how many dresses do you have in your closet as a wedding guest that you’ve actually worn again? Be honest. Each time another wedding rolls around you’ve got a new excuse to buy a pretty new dress. That’s what I do. I do it because I like pretty new dresses, duh, but also I’m kind of a one dress, one occasion kind of gal. It’s kind of a sentimentality thing. For example, memories I made in my blue and white polka dot pencil dress belong to that blue and white polka dot pencil dress. How could I muddy up those memories with another wedding? Each dress, and each wedding, deserves something that’s just its own. I’m about to be a bridesmaid for the very first time in my sister’s wedding, and although I love my dress (luv it), I predict I won’t wear it again. When I take it off after a day of celebrating and partying and shedding happy tears, I imagine that it will just belong to the ages. I’ll put it in its garment bag with the tissue paper hanger and that will be...

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Here’s What Makes the New Maggie Sottero Gowns Special

Posted by on Sep 30, 2019 in Blog

Our Maggie Sottero trunk show starts on Wednesday, and everyone is pretty excited for the dresses to arrive. It’s true, we get excited a lot, but it’s because we love seeing gowns from a variety of designers. We love it because we know our brides love it. The Perfect Combo of Style & Value And our brides also love Maggie Sottero. Their dresses, and dresses from their sister line Sottero and Midgley are stylish, versatile and on budget. Trends are important to our brides, but so is value. With Maggie Sottero, that value is easy to see. Their dresses are well constructed, exquisitely crafted, and expertly designed. For brides that translates into gowns that fit like a glove. When you wear a Maggie Sottero gown you’ll float down the aisle like water down a river. Your guests will hold their breaths as if they are looking at a natural wonder, and naturally, they are. What’s also great about Maggie Sottero is that it truly is easy to find a style you love. You can expect to see a lot of variety of styles at our upcoming trunk show. You’ll find ballgowns and fitted gowns. You can choose anything from a strapless gown to one with full sleeves. There are open backs, embellished backs, and lots of buttons running from head to toe.   I also think it’s really important that Maggie Sottero gowns give you the option to be daring or modest without sacrificing your wedding day vision. The choice of how covered or uncovered you are in your dress is your choice, and Maggie Sottero lets you make it. Often times with bridal gowns, it’s hard to know what you’ll like until you try it on. Sometimes you just don’t know your gown until you see it. Other times, you might not know your gown until you begrudgingly try it on to appease someone and turn to face the mirror in total surprise. That means it’s a good idea to come with an open mind, and it’s even better to shop a trunk show full of variety. The gowns arrive in-store on Wednesday, and we’ll have them through...

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

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