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Exciting Bridesmaid Trends for 2019

Posted by on Jan 14, 2019 in Blog

Last week we spent some time looking at a few of our new bridal stock bridal gowns, and this week I wanted to focus some of that attention of the new year on what is new in bridesmaids.   I spend a lot of time of in the bridesmaid department, and I’m really excited for what 2019 is going to bring to bridal parties everywhere. I’ve just finished spending some serious time checking in a whole bunch of Spring 2019 bridesmaid dresses, and there are three big things to look forward to.   Better Colors The number one concern that brides have when they find a bridesmaid dress they like is what colors it comes in. Sometimes this can be a tricky question. Some specialty fabrics like crepe often come in matching specialty colors. Sometimes the designers run behind on the trendiest colors. And then of course sometimes everyone’s version of say, Blush, is vastly different.   That makes color options extremely important. The more options the better, and this year, designers seem to be taking note. Sorella Vita introduced a beautiful pale blush color called Rosewater as well a subdued coral called Desert Rose and a killer slate called Bluestone. Watters and WToo also expanded their palettes to include more greens like Sage and Evergreen.     It’s now easier than ever to find a dress you love in a color you love, and that’s definitely worth getting excited over.   Sleeker Designs Designers of bridesmaid dresses face some unique challenges. Hardest of all is the task to create a bridesmaid dress that simultaneously is one and isn’t one. Many brides don’t want a bridesmaid dress that looks like a bridesmaid dress. Striking this balance can be hard, but 2019 is clearly the year of the un-bridesmaid dress.       Take this stunning one-shoulder crepe gown from Watters. This gown is sleek, sophisticated, and it’s sure to make your bridesmaids feel like royalty. It has the air of an evening gown, with the convenience of a bridesmaid dress. That means you can get it in a range of colors and sizes and not be limited by department...

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Preview Our New 2019 Wedding Dress Inventory

Posted by on Jan 6, 2019 in Blog

Well, we made it to 2019, and a new year means new gowns! Each day around here seems to bring another box full of wonderful new wedding gowns from our top designers. Our racks are practically bursting with new inventory, and I’m excited to share some of it with you.   One of the hardest parts about shopping for a wedding gown is simply knowing what’s out there, and knowing where to find it. So to help make your search easier, take a look at some of the gowns that you’ll find in store and ready to try on right now!     First up is Grace by Essense of Australia. This gown is all about clean lines and great shoulders. It’s a crepe sheath gown that features an off-the-shoulder neckline and fabric covered buttons all the way down the back. I love it because it’s a versatile gown suitable for lots of different venues and its neckline manages to be both right on trend and classically classic. It’s regal, romantic, and waiting for you.     Next there’s Corbyn, a modern Mikado A-line gown from WToo. Mikado fabric is a nice update to satin. You get the sheen and stretch of satin, but you get a little texture too. And of course, this gown has pockets, which automatically makes it a fan favorite, but it’s the bow detail in the back that will send you over the moon. The silhouette is clean and simple, but the bow gives it just the little bit of drama that it needs. You don’t have to have a gown covered in beads and bling to get a little wow factor.     Last in our little preview for you is Nico by Enzoani. This gown is equal parts demure and dramatic. The neckline is plunging and sexy, and the lace embroidery on the skirt is timeless and traditional. It also features a deep v-back, covered buttons, and a thin crystal belt at the natural waist. I love that the bodice is clean and that skirt is detailed. The gown accentuates the shoulders, the collarbone, the gorgeous face, and it ensures that the...

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Year-End Shoutout to All our 2018 Betsy Brides

Posted by on Dec 21, 2018 in Blog

As we near the end of the year, it’s always nice to take time to reflect back on some of the year’s highlights. Around here, our highlights are our brides. As Betsy always says, we could not exist without our wonderful brides.   It’s such a joy to follow our brides’ journeys from when they yes to the dress all the way to when they pick up their gown right before their wedding. We get to see how a veil can transform their look, or how the right earring can add just the right amount of sparkle. We get to be there with our brides as they find the perfect shade of blush or slate for their bridesmaids.   It’s our job to do these things, and we’re pretty good at it, but our knowledge and know-how would go to waste without our brides. We are so fortunate and so grateful that brides turn to us for our selection and our expertise. We get to play dress-up day after day, and our brides are always the perfect models.   It’s especially fun when brides come in who have had some trouble finding the perfect gown or the perfect jewelry or the perfect color. We get to be problem solvers. We get to wrack our brains and our racks and come up with creative solutions. From adding boleros to sleeves to beading, we have had the opportunity this year to help brides customize their gowns and create a truly unique wedding day look.   2018 brought us hundreds of lovely brides, and they filled our social media accounts with lovely pictures along the way. Scrolling back through them we are reminded again just how lucky we are to do what we do. So XO Betsy Brides, XO.      ...

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Three Ways to Make the Holidays Special Now that You’re Engaged

Posted by on Dec 6, 2018 in Blog

The goal around here is to get brides prepared for their wedding day. Everything we do is by wedding date. We think about our brides’ wedding dates all the time. We run timelines over in our heads as we fall asleep instead of counting sheep.   Has she ordered her bridesmaid’s dresses yet? What’s the current ship date from Toni Federici veils? When’s the last day for her to order her Thomas Knoell earrings and still get them on time?   It’s pretty easy to get caught up in zeroing in on that one day. It’s our job here, but if you’re engaged this holiday season, take a moment to step back. Even wedding planning, with its clearly defined destination, is still a journey.   So is being engaged. It’s an important step, not just a means to an end. Being engaged also informs other aspects of your life. It makes them better, right? So if you’re celebrating this holiday season engaged, go all out, savor the moment, and make it extra special. Here’s how.   Send Holiday Cards This might seem like just another wedding chore, but it can actually be fun. For starters, sending out holiday cards is a great way to get extra mileage out of your engagement photos. You’ll probably use some on your save-the-date and on our wedding website, but by this time next year you’ll be using wedding photos for everything.   So why not send out a holiday card using one of your favorite shots? A joint card will make you feel like a couple, and it will also help get everyone excited about your wedding. Plus, writing and sending them is a great way for the two of you to get to know each other’s extended families and distant relatives. You can tell lots of stories as you address the envelopes, and you can definitely spike your hot chocolate with something too.   Go Ice Skating I’m a firm believer that everyone should go ice skating this winter, but it’s even more imperative if you’re engaged. You get to get bundled up in your cute winter clothes, you get to hold...

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What to Love about Winter Weddings!

Posted by on Nov 29, 2018 in Blog

I love winter weddings! That’s probably because I love winter. There’s the smell of snow in the air. I love twinkling lights, and cups of hot cocoa, and I love having different warm coats for different occasions.     I also love weddings that have a built-in theme. Generally, I don’t think that there are rules in weddings or that you should let a season or place dictate what you do, but winter weddings give you an easy backdrop. You can capitalize on both the cold and the good cheer, and you can have a lot of fun doing it.   So while May through October may be deemed the Wedding Season, let’s take a look at some of the things that make winter weddings special.   Velvet It’s hard to get away with velvet any other time of year, so I love to see winter weddings that embrace this lush fabric. I love velvet bows hanging from the banister of a grand hall. It looks lovely wrapped around the floral arrangements. I love guests arriving in velvet gowns or jackets with velvet collars. There’s something warm and welcoming about the fabric. A few velvet accents will instantly make your guests feel bright and cheery.   Metallic Accents Many winter weddings are holiday themed for sure, but simple metallic accents can help you say it in a subtle way. You don’t have to go all out red and green just because you’re getting married in December. Instead, pull your inspiration from trees with white lights. Now think of centerpieces with shades of gold, silver, bronze, and copper.   The monochromatic metallic scheme is elegant, refined, and wintry without giving you Santa vibes.   Warm Drinks Wine and beer are great at weddings. Signature cocktails that show off your personality are even better, but there’s something extra decadent about a warm drink at a wedding. What’s also great is that there are so many options to choose from and so many ways that everyone can enjoy.   You can opt for a peppermint hot chocolate with a little Schnapps for the adults. You can have spiced cider both spiked and...

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Trending Now: Evergreen Bridesmaid Dresses

Posted by on Nov 8, 2018 in Blog

Working in the bridesmaid department has given me a lot of insight into bridal trends. I get to see how they start, how they grow, and how they get replaced by something new. I also get to witness how brides and designers are not always in sync. Sometimes designers have to react quickly to keep up with the changing tastes of brides, and sometimes brides have to adapt to what designers create.   The most recent example of this is the color evergreen. It’s a nice lush, deep green that looks good on any bridesmaid and in any season, and it’s a color that we’ve been waiting a while for.   Almost a year ago I noticed an increase in brides looking for a good, deep green. They called it emerald, hunter, and pine, but a rose by any other name. None of our bridesmaid designers had it. There was a wealth of pastel sage shades to choose from, but nothing with the richness and depth these brides wanted.   In our feedback to designers we mentioned that a nice evergreen would be a great addition to their swatches. Brides kept asking for it, and we kept recommending it, but the new dresses and colors came out, and they were just as neutral and pastel as before.   But finally, this fall, evergreen and all its dark green variations arrived in a big way. In fact, deep colors like evergreen are already trending for 2019 weddings. We’ve seen so much blush pastel lately that the change is very welcome. Finally, brides who are looking for a deep shade of green actually have options. They can choose from several different hues, designers, and even price points to find exactly what they are looking for.   I’m currently in love with Amsale’s hunter green especially in their new crepe gowns. The crepe is luxurious, but light, and the richness of the fabric really gives depth to the green.   Sorella Vita also has a gorgeous forest that’s available in tons of chiffon and satin styles. It’s a little brighter shade than the hunter, but it’s elegant and not overpowering like some...

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