Thats right ladies, you can get that dream dress for just a fraction of the price! Tradesy.com, an online consignment store is having is having a huge sale on wedding gowns. Shop Editor's Picks and save on unique wedding dresses. Selection includes designer names like Oscar De La Renta, Vera Wang, and Jenny Packham. Dont let this deal pass you by!
The man of your dreams just popped the question, and now it is time find the perfect dress. To ensure that the experience doesn't rival Kandi's on RHOA,
take a look at the tips Wedding Wire compiled below.
1. Go On A Weekend
Yes, you may think going on a weekday will be less busy, but on weekends, there are often designer trunk shows and discounts. Bonus!
2. Family First
Only bring your very nearest and dearest to your appointment: mom, grandmother, sister, cousin, or even dad. Keep it to a maximum of five people. Otherwise, there won’t be enough seats in the fitting room!
3. Wear Proper Support
Because after all, you will be changing in front of everyone, and wearing very, very little clothing at times. You’ll need a nude strapless bra (that’s not as old as mine from high school, oops!), shapewear to slim and smooth out any unwanted bumps, and shoes (preferably heels around the same height you might wear on your wedding day) so you can get an idea of an appropriate hemline.
4. Be Vocal
Tell your consultant up front what your budget is, pick out sample wedding dresses that you want to try on, and give your honest opinion. It’s okay to hear from family, but once you’ve tried on a dress, you should be the first to speak. Say out loud what you like and don’t like about each gown, and then rank them in order of your favorites. Also, ask to try on accessories, too. It becomes more real wearing a veil and sash.
5. Get Movin’
Don’t just stand on the pedestal! Walk around in each wedding dress—it’s not like you’ll be standing still on your wedding day. Try sitting, walking quickly, even dancing in the bridal salon! I found that some fabrics and silhouettes made me waddle like a duck! No thanks.
6. Eat Beforehand
Trying on wedding dresses is physically and emotionally draining. Since my appointment was a 1 p.m., I decided to eat breakfast but not lunch only because I knew I would go out to eat afterwards to celebrate. My stomach was growling the entire time.
7. Never Underestimate Your Consultant
I must admit that I was a little hesitant about my bridal salon consultant at first. She strangely resembled Edna from The Incredibles, complete with thick black-rimmed glasses. In a way, she was the perfect match though. Her enthusiasm was contagious, (the opposite of my reserved shyness), but not overbearing. She listened to what I wanted: lace, no strapless, fit ‘n’ flare, v-neckline and illusion back, and in the end, it was her pick that had it all. It was the one.
8. No Cameras
Many bridal salons won’t let you take pictures. I was only allowed to take a picture of the wedding dress I planned to purchase, not the ones I tried on. But that’s okay. If I did take a photo, I would have been secretly afraid my fiancé would find it.
9. Shop Sooner Rather Than Later
Even though my wedding is in late-September, my wedding dress doesn’t come in for another 22 weeks—that's approximately 5 months. I thought I was trying on wedding dresses too early. Wrong. Make sure you go at least 7 months or more before your big day. Otherwise, you may not have enough time to get alterations. Rush delivery, please?
For more great wedding tips, visit Wedding Wire
This week's #FavoredFriday Vendor Spotlight features a great minority woman owned local Bridal Boutique, Soliloquy Bridal. Located in Herndon, VA Soliloquy prides itself on helping brides make a statement! “You don't have to conform to anyone's statement but your own. We will ensure that you confidently and enthusiastically choose that unique wedding dress which reveals your inner most feelings and intentions as a bride. We will never apologize for seeking the luxurious and sometimes decadent in designer wedding dresses. You deserve it! You love couture wedding fashion and you've dreamed of this day your whole life, so why settle for second best?”
To ensure that every type of bride has a unique, fun, and comfortable dress shopping experience, Soliloquy offers several different services:
Appointment via Skype: We are proud to pioneer Appointments via Skype™ and allow brides to connect with the people they trust to give them feedback on their wedding dress if they cannot physically join the appointment.
Signature Appointments: Exclusive and extended three-hour fittings for you and your bridal party as you try on dresses and create joyful memories with your family and friends. Themes: Southern Charm; Mimosa Mixer; or Desserts, Definitely
Styling Saturdays: Our clients receive a complimentary styling session to assist with hairstyle options, hair accessory, and jewelry. Appointments required.
Soliloquy also offers On-site Alterations, Gown Preservation, Bridal Forums, and my personal favorite In-House Design for the bride that wants to design a custom dress! “If you want to design your own gown or have one designed with some key elements in mind, our in-house couture designer will work with you from concept to development. We will provide a sketch, develop the pattern, and source the fabrics for a custom-fit, one of a kind creation.”
For more information on this phenomenal boutique, make sure you check out their website http://www.soliloquybridal.com today!
Have you ever shopped at Soliloquy Bridal? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.
The last couple of weeks I have posted a few retailers that now have bridal collections. A few were shocking to me, but none were more shocking than the news that you can now buy Bridal Gowns and Bridesmaid Dresses at the one and only Target.
Target is known to have wide array of products, but I would have never guessed they would extend their brand to wedding dresses. I mean really...who would think to go to Target for their wedding dress? All of the dresses are priced below $130, so if you are on a tight budget Target may be the place for you. The dresses are very simple and could definitely be dressed up with accessories. I'm not a huge fan of the dresses, but you be the judge. Would you buy your wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses at Target?
Still looking for the perfect dress for a wedding or other special event coming up? Try Ann Taylor! Looking for a wedding dress? Ann Taylor has that to!
Perfect for bridesmaids or as a guest. A soft look for a nice spring outdoor event.
Still need accessories? Complete your look at Ann Taylor as well.
Find a beautiful Wedding Dress without breaking the bank! Simple yet very elegant.
Stand out in this Royal Blue Dress. Perfect for an evening formal event.
For more of the Ann Taylor Wedding and Events Boutique click here!
Who knew J.Crew had a wedding collection?! Instead of going to your typical bridal stores, try looking in some of your favorite stores for your bridal party!
J.Crew describes their bridesmaids dresses by saying, "Your best friend in aqua chiffon. Your sister-in-law-to-be in strapless seersucker. Your college roommate in classic silk taffeta. Our bridesmaid dresses are crafted in an array of silhouettes, fabrics, and colors to suit every personality and preference-- the making of a truly unique bridal party."
I love that affordable stores are now creating wedding lines, so that you can make your bridal party look beautiful and modern on any budget. J.Crew's bridesmaid dresses are priced well and they have many different styles to flatter any body type. Are you feeling this line? Would you buy your bridesmaid dresses from J.Crew?