Friday, December 4, 2009

Back to Basics :)

We hope this finds you all well and enjoying this wonderful winter weather :) :)

Thought we'd pop in this chilly Friday with a few thoughts....We expect that some of you might have something sparkly on your list and in your stockings this year; just wanted to give you a heads up on some very general thoughts we have when it comes to shopping for your dress....

*Remember ordering a gown takes 4-6 months. That being said, we encourage you, if you have it, to order within 9-12 months of your wedding date. Most seamstresses will recommend 8-12 weeks, and if you are going to have a portrait taken, that should be your target date.

*What if you don't have 4-6 months til your wedding? No worries! Don't let anyone tell you it's not possible! :) :) We sell samples off the rack year-round, and all designers have options for rush orders. (We don't, however, encourage putting off the decision. If you find something you love, go ahead and can truly set the tone for so many other elements!)

*Bridesmaids dresses take about 3 months to order. Next week, we'll be doing a dedicated post for bridesmaids info only - look for lots of good ideas and suggestions there. Know there are lots and lots of options right now, and your bridesmaids can definitely look...well, not like bridesmaids at all :). Stay tuned for more maids info coming....

*Appointments are not required but are definitely appreciated, especially on the weekends. We really, really, really love hearing about your day, getting to know your vision for your dress, and hearing your engagement stories. We have really fabulous dresses (if we do say so ourselves :)) and want you to have an equally fantastic experience!!!

Finally, if you are unsure of anything, just ask!! You don't do this every day, but we do...we are here to help!

{A little Friday happy for you!!} Stumbled across this great inspiration board via Snippet and Ink and thought the lavender and gold could be a really refreshing winter palette...something romantic and magical about the pastel/metallic combo: