Dreaming of Spring

As I am thinking about all things new, including our brand new location, I can’t help but think of all of the wondeful new flowers waiting to bloom this spring. The endless choices of colors and styles are breathtaking, but may also present a difficult process for a bride and groom planning their wedding. How on earth can we make this process easier, you ask? The Knot has a very interesting chart detailing the meaning behind each flower. Brides try to incorporate sentimental and meaningful aspects throughout their special day, and now they can do that through their flowers. Perhaps the Iris would be a good choice for ceremony flowers with the meaning of “A message of faith, wisdom.” Tulips would add just the right attitude to a reception, meaning “love, passion.”

Here’s a tip:

Taking this a bit further, these could easily be turned into wedding favors for guests. Show your guests how much you love them by placing a tulip in a mini vase at each place setting. You can even attach a little message about the flower’s meaning.

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We’re Moving!

Our moving date is Sept. 19th.  We will be closed that day and will reopen at 10 am on Tuesday, Sept. 20th
Our new locations is:

1024 W. 103rd St., Kansas City, MO 64114

Next to Price Chopper on 103rd & State Line

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Do some reconnaissance:

It is okay to try on some wedding gowns alone so you get a picture of what you are interested in.  You don’t have to decide on your gown all by yourself, just narrow down a selection of favorites before you bring in other opinions.  This way your friends and family can help you pick among your favorites and aren’t introducing their own idea of what they think you should be wearing.  You and your bridal consultant should be in the driver’s seat.  The more people you have to please, the harder it is.

Next Week: Limit how many people you bring with you

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Be in a positive state of mind and body:

It is hard to focus your attention when you are upset or hungry.  Have a snack before you arrive to your appointment so you aren’t thinking “can I take this thing off so I can go eat.”  If you have had a bad experience at one appointment earlier in the day it can be easy to bring that baggage to your next appointment.  Take some time to relax; this should be a fun and happy experience.

Next Week: Do some reconnaissance

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Have a budget in mind

Know how much you are willing to spend on your wedding gown.  Your bridal consultant should be able to keep you close to your budget. Don’t forget about shipping, tax, alterations, extra charges for changes and special add-ons.  It might not be a bad idea to have an absolute ceiling to your budget (just in case you need a little wiggle room).

Next Week: Be in a positive state of mind and body

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What are you interested in?

Have a little bit of an idea of what you are looking for.  Chances are you have already done a Google search and kind of know what you are leaning toward.  Create a “Bridal Bible” for all the images and magazine clippings of things that you like or even dislike, and don’t be afraid to take this with you to your first bridal gown appointment.  A good bridal consultant should be able to find gowns with similar design elements that you are interested in.

Next week: Have a budget in mind.

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Set an Appointment

To expect the best service possible ALWAYS make an appointment to try on wedding gowns.  In some bridal shops you MUST make an appointment.  This assures that you have your bridal consultant to yourself and an uninterrupted allotment of time.  You shouldn’t have to be rushed.  If making an appointment to try on gowns has slipped your mind, you should call ahead first to make sure that someone would be available to help you.  It can be stressful to drive 2 hours to try on a dress only to find out that they are booked and have no fitting rooms.

Next Week: What are you interested in?

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Easing the stress of bridal gown shopping

Start early!

Nothing is worse than finding the dream dress and hearing that you can’t get it in time for your wedding.  Be aware that most bridal shops do not keep a stock of dresses in the back for you to have any size you want.  When you order your gown, in most cases it will have to be made to order.  Usually about 9 months to a year before your wedding date is a safe time frame to purchase your gown.  This DOES depend on the designer so it may be best to find out what kind of shipping time to expect, and most bridal shops should be able to give you a time estimate.

Next week: Set an appointment

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Kitty Chen Gowns are HERE!!

We are excited to now carry Kitty Chen bridal gowns!! 

Cloris

 

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Maggie Sottero Trunk Show!

On January 14th and 15th we are having a Maggie Sottero Trunk Show where all Maggie Sottero gowns are 10% off!  We are only allowed to offer this 10% off twice a year so make sure to take advantage of this sale and set up an appointment by calling 816-246-1660.

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