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We are offering two new services to outside customers that we have not offered before and made some changes to our current in-house services.
1. Alteration Appointments
If you purchased your gown with us you can make an alteration appointment free of charge. All you pay is our contract seamstress for the alterations. Bridal Traditions never profits from the alteration work.
For outside customers we will be happy to schedule an alteration appointment at the store with our contract seamstress for a small appointment fee. We use the same professional alteration expert for all appointments whether you purchased your dress here or at another location.
2. Gown and Dress Steaming
We are now offering to press or steam dresses that were not purchased at Bridal Traditions for a steaming fee. We have also changed our steaming policies for dresses that were purchased at Bridal Traditions. We still include a free steaming with any regular price dress purchase, but going forward there will be a discounted fee for steaming a clearance or discounted dress.
3. Gown Preservation
This is not a new service to us but we thought we should mention it again. Bring your dress in after the wedding and we can have it cleaned and preserved for you for one low fee. We do accept gowns that were purchased elsewhere, but if you do buy from us you receive a significant discount on your preservation cost.
Please visit the website for more details and a list of fees for any of these services.
When the box arrived yesterday I was as excited and ecstatic as a kid at Christmas. Our first samples of Bling Boots and Sneakers from Helen's Heart had arrived! I immediately started tearing shoes from boxes and had a pair of the sneakers on my feet literally within minutes of the box arriving. After I had checked them all out and tried on every pair close to my size, I entered them into inventory and had a complete display built around them by the end of the day. I will admit I am always excited when we receive new merchandise, but not usually to this degree.
Bling Boots have been on the market for several years and I have seen them around but they have just never appealed to me the way they do now, don't ask me why, but I truly like this newest style better even though its not all that different from their previous versions. They come either tall or short and both come in 11 different colors.
As I am sure you all know, rustic weddings and pairing boots with bridal gowns have been the going trends the last few years. These boots would be perfect for the bride who likes the idea, but also wants to have a little fun with a pop of color and some sparkle. They are also super cute with short homecoming and prom dresses!
Notice that we mentioned Sneakers earlier in this post? There will be another post about those coming soon!
None of us want to go into a store and think that we are 2 sizes larger than we are, but that is exactly what happens when you shop for formal attire. As a general rule most formal dresses are going to be about 1 to 2 sizes smaller than our regular clothes. Unless you shop for formal attire on a regular basis, which most of us don't, this can be an upsetting discovery. But, I have good news! It happens to EVERYONE. Whether you are a 2 or 22, (in most cases) you will need a larger dress size than street clothing. It's just a fact, and I don't think manufactures are going to change that any time soon. You have to remember that you did not magically grow the moment you walked into the store, you are still the same size you were. So, my advice to anyone shopping for formal...Don't look at the size tag, look at yourself in the dress and pay attention to how the dress makes you feel. If you feel like a million bucks does it really matter what the label says?
Thank you to our beautiful model Jordan for helping us with our comparison.