There is this huge misconception that there is SUPPOSE to be or HAS to be some big emotional display when choosing a wedding dress and it's just not true for everyone. I see brides begin to question their decision because someone else thinks (and says) there has to be tears involved. For some people that is the case and that is perfectly fine, that's why we keep the tissue box close at hand. But for those of you who are not prone to emotional display it is also perfectly acceptable that you DON'T cry when you choose your dress. Don't let someone else tell you how you need to feel or how you should behave. Only about 10% of our brides are actually brought to tears when they find "the one", another 30% dance and giggle, and the other 60% just can't get enough mirror time. The world is made up with people of all different personalities and we all handle each situation differently. Some people choose things based solely on the emotion of how it makes them feel while others are more methodical about their selections. Neither way is wrong they're just different, and that's OK!
Please! Do not let someone else talk you out of saying yes to your dress because they say you are suppose to cry, jump up and down, faint, cut cartwheels or any number of other silly notions that people sometimes have. You will know when you have found your dress and no one else. Except maybe your bridal consultant because we have become pretty good knowing ;)
I am so thankful I have job that also allows me to plan fabulous events for fantastic causes. This is the 5th year I have been able to organize the Benefit Ball through Bridal Traditions, and I love it more and more each year. Doing an event like this has always been one of my life long dreams, and now I am living the dream. :)
The benefit will be held on November 2nd at Tipton's Banquet Hall in Wilkesboro, NC. Advance tickets are on sale now until October 26th for $25 each and can be purchased at Bridal Traditions. If you purchase a table of 8 we will reserve a table for you and your group ensuring everyone sits together. As always 100% of you ticket purchase is donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Tickets are going to be extremely limited and are sold on a first come first serve basis. I am believing that we will have a complete sell out this year.
Each year we choose a different theme for the ball, and at this point we actually have a backlog of theme suggestions. After much demand and deliberation my planning committe and I decided to do a black and white theme so "Simple Elegance in Black and White" was born. I will have to admit at first I was not too terribly excited about the theme although I can't really explain why, BUT thanks to Pinterest I am thinking this may become my most favorite theme yet! With any event like this budget is always an issue and we have found some very creative and inexpensive decor ideas that will make huge impact.
I hope you can make it out to see what we have come up with this year, but if you can't and would still like to donate we will be happy to take that at Bridal Traditions, or you will be able to donate through the website as well very soon.
Please visit the website for more event and ticket info, and while you are there make sure you check out the sponsors page. If it were not for the sponsors helping to pay for the event we would not be able to donate 100% of your ticket purchase to St. Jude. Please make sure you support those local businesses!
Store owner, Kelly has been in the bridal industry since 2000, when at the ripe old age of 20 she opened her first little store front on a wing and a prayer. She is a certified wedding planner (no, she does not plan weddings), and everything she knows about bridal and formal wear has come from, gut instinct, trial and error, and watching LOTS of What Not to Wear.