Your Wedding Dress Timeline

Brides are always going to be busy planning their perfect day and sometimes an important aspect of their day slips past them: their dress! Whether you are wondering when to purchase a dress, how long they take to come in, or even if you just need alterations, we will go over all these topics to make sure that you are prepared for your big day.

The first step is knowing when to purchase your dress. After you’ve said “yes” to your dream dress, we take your measurements and then place an order with the designer for the size with the closest fit. The sizes offered are based on standard bust, waist, and hip measurements and may not match up exactly with your body. For example, you might be a size 8 in the bust, a 6 in the waist, and a 10 in the hips. In this case, we would order the largest size and then alter the rest by taking in the bust and the waist as needed.

Designers don’t normally keep a large volume of dresses in stock. This is why they typically require four to six months from the time the gown begins production to the time it ships. After your gown arrives, we typically require at least eight weeks to alter your dress to ensure you get the perfect fit.

With this in mind, we suggest the perfect time to purchase your wedding gown is at least nine months prior to the wedding date or bridal portraits, whichever is earlier. This helps to ensure that the dress will be here in time and that any customizations/altering can be completed in time without incurring a rush fee.

If you are a bride with questions regarding timeline, ask your stylist for suggestions during your appointment. In the end, it is your day and you should feel at ease and assured that you will walk down the aisle in the dress of your dreams.

A Ribbon Cutting to Remember

Wow…what an incredible turnout we had at our ribbon cutting last week! It is humbling to see such a fantastic show of support for our new business and we are thrilled to be a part of such a thriving community! We have enjoyed a very busy first three months of being open and we look forward to continuing to help brides find the gown of their dreams.

A special thank you to the BCS Chamber of Commerce, D’vine Cuisine, Donut Darlin’, Thomas Ross Photography, Bo Miles, Kelly Haverland, Sophie Gray, and Sam Taylor for helping us put this event together. Each of you served critical part that made this event so special.

Here’s to many years of success doing what we love!

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We’re Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

We recently had the privilege to collaborate with some talented local wedding vendors on a uniquely romantic and edgy styled shoot. The final product is nothing short of pure magic and therefore, we have the honor of being featured on Green Wedding Shoes! Below you’ll see a sneak peak of the shoot along with a link to the Green Wedding Shoes blog. All of our bohemian brides, prepare to be inspired!

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Photographer: Jamie Hardin Photography // Venue – 7F Lodge // Planning + Coordination – All Things Planned // Floral – Unforgettable Floral // Cake – Sandee’s Sweets

Hair + Makeup – Duo Derailed Salon // Bride Model – Katy Elmendorf // Groom Model – DJ Moon // Dress – Coreena’s Bridal  + Calla Blanche // Stationery + Place “Cards” – Davis Art Co.

Macramé Table Runner – The Foliage Room // Rugs – Southern Elegance Rentals // Reception Cloud – Downtown Event Services

Behind the Scenes- Brazos Valley Bride Spring 2019

With the recent release of the Fall 2018 Brazos Valley Bridal Magazine, it is time for us to begin working on the next issue to be released in February! This past Tuesday, we were able to partner with some fantastic vendors to produce the photo shoot for the Spring issue! Check out some live action videos and images on our Instagram story highlight titled BVB 2019 Mag.

In case you couldn’t tell from the cake and lovely decor, the theme for this shoot was “Modern Day Cinderella.” We were so excited when we heard this was the theme because let’s face it, we have no shortage of princess fairy tale gowns! Enjoy the sneak peak below and stay tuned for the release of this next issue!

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Fall 2018 Brazos Valley Bridal Magazine

We are extremely honored to be the featured bridal shop in this Fall’s edition of the Brazos Valley Bridal Magazine! Everyone was such a joy to work with and we loved all the different looks that were created. We can’t wait to begin shooting for the Spring Issue! (Luckily we don’t have to wait too long…keep an eye on our Instagram story for behind the scenes sneak peaks!)

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Photography: Uncle Tio Photography, Venue: Wind Dancer Retreat, Hair/Make-up: Chrome Salon, Florals: Tricia Barksdale Designs, Staging: Ashley & Company, Production: Bryan Broadcasting

Chicago Bridal Market

For those of you that are unfamiliar with the world of bridal, there are two major buying seasons (Spring and Fall) in which designers release their new collection of dresses. Hunter and I were fortunate enough to attend the Chicago Bridal Market last weekend to view the Spring 2019 collections from our favorite designers. Needless to say, we were not disappointed.

In addition to seeing some gorgeous dresses, we were able to meet Kitty Chen herself!

Below is a sneak peak from a few of the designers we carry!

Calla Blanche 2019

Calla Blanche 2019

Sottero & Midgley 2019

Sottero & Midgley 2019

Sottero & Midgley 2019

Sottero & Midgley 2019

We cannot wait until our new gowns arrive and for all of you lovely brides to say “I do” in them!

P.S.- Stay tuned for a pretty big announcement coming soon!

 

Bridal Shop Photo Shoot

We are so excited to share with you a sneak peak at our brand new boutique! Every detail that went into this building was strategically planned to ensure the best possible bridal shopping experience. It was such a pleasure to showcase our shop in this latest photo shoot with a few of our fellow wedding vendors!

Photographer: Rachel Driskell       Hair & Makeup: Naturally Flawless     Rentals: Ashley & Co.     Florals: Unforgettable Floral

Styled Shoot Continued

We had the best time at the styled shoot we did on July 23rd and the final product has not disappointed!

We were fortunate enough to have multiple photographers working on this with us and the gorgeous photos just keep coming!

Here’s a few of our favorites captured by the talented Rachel Driskell!

P.S. There’s even a little behind the scenes action 🙂

Photography: Rachel Driskell

Venue: Inn At Quarry Ridge

Coordination: Epoch Events

Florals: Tamara Menges

Hair & Makeup: Naturally Flawless

Rentals: Party Time Rentals

Ring: Montelongos Fine Jewelry

Cake: Truly Scrumptious Cake Shoppe

BABV Styled Shoot

We were so excited to take part in our first ever styled shoot this week! It was such a thrill joining together with other local members of the Bridal Association of the Brazos Valley.
Needless to say, these photos turned out amazing! Thank you Jamie Hardin Photography for the super quick turn around!

 

Photography: Jamie Hardin Photography

Venue: Inn At Quarry Ridge

Coordination: Epoch Events

Florals: Tamara Menges

Hair & Makeup: Naturally Flawless

Rentals: Party Time Rentals

Ring: Montelongos Fine Jewelry

 

We’re So Close!

Hope you all had a fantastic Fourth of July! As it stands, we currently have about three weeks of construction left before we get to move in to our lovely shop! At that time, we will quickly establish our grand opening date and begin taking appointments.

We have enjoyed being deeply involved in the design process as this shop was being built and we’re sure you are going to be blown away by the finished product. There will be a couple of surprises as well, but we’ll save those for when you visit. 😉

Stay tuned for more announcements and don’t forget, you can fill out our appointment request form here if you would like us to contact you about setting up an appointment.