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Prom Season in November? It is if you're looking for savings on beautiful gowns now. Take notes, sweet young ladies, because here are the details.
ALL in-stock prom dresses are marked down to $100! Every. Single. One.
Forget the original price. If you loved it before and we still have it, it's simply 100 smackers. Actually, we prefer US currency. $100 for each gown..
This blowout sale is for THREE DAYS ONLY - November 15, 16, and 17th.
Make your plans, grab your clothing advisers and besties and join us. No holds or layaways - Cash Only.
The Color of Envy
Is green your school color? Are you Irish? Do you just look great in the color? Green and gold, green and black, luscious fabrics, flowy skirts and plenty of flair.
And if blushes, creams, beading and lovely cut-outs are your thing, we understand and you have options at Bridal Traditions.
Pretty in Pink wasn't just a movie - it's a lifestyle. Coco Chanel was using creams and blushes with tulle (combined with sultry black eyeliner) long before you were born. But we've got 'em. Interested?
Blush, but not bashful
Below says "Runway." The cuts and colors show a sense of New York or Paris Fashion Week. They have elegance, fun florals, fantastic necklines and no wedding poofiness.
Want something that is both understated and a stand out? We have it.
Yes, red. It never gets old. It says fun. It whispers about Old Hollywood and the girl wearing it has confidence on a Tuesday. Red is always a head-turner and gowns like this one, with the cut-outs in the back, detailing and draping skirt as you walk are memorable. $100.
And much more during our sale at BT
Don't forget to mark your calendars for this sale: November 15th, 16th and 17th (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) when all of our 2018 gowns will be $100. We're gearing up for 2019, but still have gorgeous options in stock.
In May of this year, Evie and Shane were married at Fussel Farm in Millers Creek, NC.
BT was thrilled that we were chosen as the place for Evie to buy her gorgeous gown and for Shane and his groomsmen to be outfitted for the ceremony.
Evie purchased her dress during our NBSE (National Bridal Sales Event) and her only change to to swap belt for another at our boutique. She looked gorgeous. The fellas were dapper and elegant as well, and honestly the the proof is in the pudding.
Let's let the photos from Cheyenne Kidd do the talking!
We recently blogged about the benefits to buying your gown in store vs online. There are certainly benefits to shopping online, but the bottom line - in our humble opinion - is that you should purchase your items from a local shop where they are interested in getting to know you, listening to you and accommodating you.
Our friends at JFW are at it again with their own helpful takes on the subject, so as a followup, here are their reasons for shopping local and in store!
THE TOP FIVE REASONS TO BUY LOCAL
You will receive better customer service than you would at big box stores. Local retailers go the extra mile because they depend on your satisfaction.
Local retailers give back to your community through donations and advertising dollars. We pride ourselves at BT on being heavily involved in our community and in promoting community events.
Tax dollars spent in your community support local schools, police departments and firefighters.
You help create and sustain local jobs. Small businesses are the largest employers nationally.
Go green and reduce your environmental footprint through shorter trips to a local store.
We agree whole-heartedly. We not only give back in our community, have hired people who are BT regulars or collaborators, but we keep up with many of our clients long after the purchase is just a memory.
The team at JFW does it again with their dandy tips about men's formal wear. We're calling this TUX 101. Sounds like a primer, but it may very well be all you need to know.
"Let’s face it. Most men may only wear a tuxedo a handful of times in their lives. So it really is no wonder that we get questions about how to wear a tuxedo on almost a weekly basis as bridal experts. Black tie attire is fairly simple to achieve. However, there are some rules that should not be broken and some that are free to be broken, in good taste of course.
This is by no means a comprehensive listing of formal wear etiquette. However, it should be sufficient to get any gentleman off to a good start. Here are The Commandments to properly donning a tuxedo at your next formal event thanks to JFW.
"1. When wearing a single-breasted tuxedo, thou shall always wear a cummerbund or vest. The primary concern is to conceal the bit of white shirt fabric that will show between your bottom coat button and your waistband."
"2. Thou shall never button all the buttons on your tuxedo coat. The only exception to the rule is when wearing a one button tuxedo. On two, three or four button tuxedo styles, the bottom button should always remain unbuttoned."
"3. Thou shall not wear a belt with your formal tuxedo trousers. In fact, tuxedo pants should not have belt loops… ever."
"4. Pleated front shirts are not necessary. Although they are more formal and traditional, oftentimes a man looks best in a microfiber, plain front shirt with a laydown collar."
"5. When wearing a bow tie with a wing collar shirt, the wings should fall behind the bow tie."
"6. Thou shall wear formal shoes with your tuxedo ensemble – preferably a patent leather shoe style."
"7. When wearing a cummerbund with your tuxedo, the pleats should face upwards."
"8. Thou shall wear a pocket square. They are a must to complete any formal ensemble. Choose a white satin pocket square with a black bow tie for a classic look, or choose a colorful tie and pocket square to liven up your look."
"9. Don’t be afraid to add color to your ensemble with the use of formal accessories. Unless you’re attending a White Tie function where pique accessories are required, colored accessories are fair game. It’s not necessary to match, but you shall try to at least coordinate with your date’s attire."
"10. Thou shall wear suspenders with a tuxedo. However, in the event that your pants stay up without suspenders, they are not necessary."
"11. Thou shall not wear pants with cuffs. Traditionally, formal trousers should have a satin stripe down the side of the pant, and they should feature a straight leg hem."
"12. Thou shall wear white and ivory dinner jackets only during the warmer months (Memorial Day to Labor Day) unless you are visiting or live in a warm weather climate."
"13. Know your dress code definitions: White Tie Invited, Black Tie Invited, Black Tie Preferred. If you think the organizers of an event meant something else, do not be embarrassed to inquire, since it would be far more embarrassing to show up in the wrong attire."
"14. Smile; you’re going to look great in your tuxedo!"
Fellas, this one is for you! BT has been an Authorized Jim's Formal Wear Elite Retailer for some time now and we're always interested in their insights and tips that will help you guys look smart for whatever special event you have on the horizon.
Recently, they featured info about what to put under your jacket to make a statement. The Sunday jacket, blue or white shirt for church or brunch is great, but if you want to mix it up and really elevate you style, here are some new ideas!
The Blue Suit
"Dark, sterling navy, or suits in a cobalt blue look sharp with other shades of blues and neutrals. Try layering a baby blue, matching navy tone or purple-blue dress shirt under your jacket. We also love the look of a classic pattern, like narrow vertical stripes or funky polka dots that highlight the blue in the suit. When dressing as part of a group, a more subdued option like grey, cream, or white works well."
The Jacket in Grey
The gang at JFW call the grey suit, the big brother of the classic black suit and it's currently having a kind of comeback. If grey is the suit color you've chosen for a formal occasion, JFW suggests pairing it with a colorful and unexpected dress shirt. Consider eggplant purple or emerald green for cool fall weather, pastel pink or muted yellow for warm weather events. Or you can keep it conservative if the occasion calls for it with white, cream or black.
If it's a Black jacket, you've chosen . . .
then you've gone with a classic. Patterns, stripes, and solids all work and if it's something more in line with "red carpet" you can also wear a black dress shirt under your black jacket. Another option is to choose a color that plays off your date's ensemble so that you're both coordinated.
Jazzing up a White or Cream Suit
We're fans of these in the South. "Light colored suits instantly evoke summer vibes. This season, Hawaiian shirts with floral and aquatic life (sharks, octopus, and starfish) are perfect for a more informal gathering like a milestone birthday or graduation party. For a more sophisticated look, we love soft colors with white and cream suits. Browse muted greens, blues, pinks and yellows."
"If you’ve taken a cue from the spring runway fashions, you know rich hues are gaining ground. If you’re going all out, your dress shirt might as well follow suit. We love pairing contrasting solid colors, like a purple suit with a yellow dress shirt. Alternatively, show off your personality with a novelty printed shirt. Layering Spiderman under a red suit is quirky and memorable for prom!"
Your can go classic or try something entirely new, but know that BT has you covered when it comes to outfitting a big occasion or ensuring your date, bride, and the world that you know what you're doing!