Friday, October 25, 2013

Keeping An Open Mind

You've seen it in Bride's magazine or on the Knot website or on Pinterest ... and you love it! 
You just know that that dress is THE ONE you want to wear on your wedding day.  Now you 
begin the search, calling every bridal shop within a 50 mile radius trying to track down "that dress",  because you absolutely must find it to see and try on.  Here are a few things to consider:

1.   What is the price for this dress? 
Weddings are costly and  there is a reason you have a budget.  It is certainly frustrating to 
fall in love with a wedding dress that doesn't work within your budget range. Have you
considered that it may be possible to find something very similar, but with a more 
agreeable price tag?  Be sure to discuss limitations with your bridal consultant. 

2.   What style dress will be most flattering on you?  
Unless photographed on a plus-size model, most wedding dresses are fitted on models             who are size 6 or 8 and taller than 5'8", so keep in mind what style may work best for your         height and body type. A-line and drop-waist fit n' flair gowns look great on most brides.               Mermaid and trumpet styles are often more flattering on taller brides, and fitted-waist                   ballgowns work best with longer torsos.  No set rules here, just guidelines. We                     recommend you try on different styles to narrow down what you love best.

3.   Are you willing to order the dress sight-unseen if you can't find it to see and try on?
Bridal boutiques cannot possibly carry every style for each of their designer lines, so it may 
not be possible to see the dress you are interested in.  However, if you can find a dress 
similar in style by the same designer, that may be all you need to help you to make the
commitment, or on the other hand, rule it out completely.

4.   Does the style of the dress match with your overall vision or venue? 

Depending on where and what time of year your wedding will be held, you may want to consider a lighter fabric like chiffon, lace or taffeta for an outdoor summer event, or more formal satin or heavily beaded style for a church or indoor winter wedding.  Again, no rules, just suggestions.

All we are saying here is this: although you may have fallen in love with the idea of a particular wedding gown, you might do well to keep an open mind when it comes to considering other options. We receive calls daily from brides inquiring as to whether we have a specific wedding gown in stock, and if we do not, the response is often "Okay, thanks". Click.  However, it is not unusual for a bride who is set on a particular bridal gown that we do have on the rack, to come in for her appointment and choose to order something very different once she has tried other styles.  

In essence, when you try on bridal gowns, you will know what makes you feel beautiful and, typically we too will know ... once we see your reaction in the mirror.  There will be no doubt in your mind that you have found "THE ONE", and how you look on your wedding day will reflect your happiness.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Allure Bridal Gowns

If you're out on the hunt for your amazing bridal gown be sure to stop in and see Allure Bridal gowns right here at Perfection Prom and Bridal. Allure is on trend with lots of lace, satin and of course sleeves and illusion necklines. You'll find every fit available, even sleek sheath perfect for that intermittent setting. Here are just about half of the Allure gowns we have in the store to try on. Make your bridal appointment with us to view the rest. We'd love to be your guide on your hunt for your very own bridal gown!

Friday, September 13, 2013

Bridal Shopping Experience: The Entourage

Brides make many decisions before purchasing there perfect bridal gown. The decisions start with the shopping experiences. One variable often looked over by brides is who to bring to the bridal appointments.

Here at Perfection we've seen a variety of entourages. 
  • Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, Cousin, Aunt, Grandma, Best Friend and anyone else to fill a limousine of excited loved ones to share the day with. It's going to be a party with all eyes on the Bride! Right?? You step out of the fitting room in a gorgeous gown and BAM, 3 people talking at once and all different opinions, someone is wondering around the store and another plugged into their phone. You're looking to your loved ones for honest opinions and approval. Now on top of deciding on a gown you also have to decide who to listen to... all at the same time. Talk about overwhelming! You'll definitely find your own voice in the crowd of your loved ones if you make it out alive. 
  • Overexcited coworkers convince you to stop in at a shop - a great distraction from work and your coworkers seem to get your style and they're great to chat with! Right?? This entourage usual has 2 outcomes. You're standing in front of your coworkers feeling like a millions bucks in the most perfect gown, but something is missing... your mother or sister or grandmother.You'll make a second appointment with your family and friends but feel a little guilty that they've missed "the first time." Or you've tried on a few gowns all approved by your coworkers but none fit the bill. Heading back to work you second guess your coworkers opinions and the awkwardness begins. 
  • There's no one to watch the kids... buckle them in, bring them a book and they will sit just fine. Right? You're asked a few questions about what you're looking for and all you hear is a child's moans and groans. Once everyone is settled in and you've got on a dress that you're into but not too sure. You look to your friend or sister, but they've run out to change the baby's diaper. All attention on the bride just went out the door. 
  • Mom's busy with work and your siblings so heading out with a group of your friends is going be a blast. Right? It's been a great day with your girls and they've been so helpful. You've found your perfect gown and scored with the gown being on sale! Bummer is the sale ends today, your parents are paying for the gown and your mom wants to see the gown. Now what.... miss out on the experience with your family and purchase the gown or miss the sale?
Ok, so you've gotten the point by now. Taking some time to decide who comes to your bridal appointment is worth it. Your bridal gown shopping experience should be a cherished memory. The entourage you choose should understand how important this event is to you, have your best interest in mind and be able to help guide you to your perfect gown. With everyone on board you're sure to have an amazing bonding experience you'll cherish forever!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Prom 2014

Prom Market in Atlanta this year was so much fun ... and exhausting.  So many dresses, so little time.  One thing is for sure, there is a definite trend toward pastels.  However, if you are not a pastel kind of girl, no worries, there were still plenty of jewel-tones, blacks and nudes.  For our boutique, we ordered a bit of everything so our prom girls will have a wonderful variety to choose from:  flowing chiffons with crystal-beaded bodices, sleek-fitting mermaids, dresses featuring rock-star beading on net, and lace over sheer illusion.  

Our first shipments are expected in November/December, so be sure to like us on Facebook to see updates and photos as the dresses start arriving.  Our designers will include Blush Prom, Mori Lee Paparazzi, Night Moves by Allure, and Flirt Prom by Maggie Sottero.  

We believe your 2014 Prom Dress should be Perfection!  

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Bridal Dress Trends

Dear Brides-to-Be,

A return to LACE, but with modern flair is the latest trend in the bridal fashion industry.  This is not your mother's lace with high necks and puffy sleeves.  Rather you may see illusion lace over a satin or chiffon bodice, keyhole backs, cap sleeves and the ever-popular strapless allover lace in fitted silhouettes, such as mermaid or trumpet style. Appliques of lace with crystal accents are perfect for the bride who really loves the look of lace, but doesn't want to forego the sparkle.  No matter how you shape it, lace is back and whether or not it is for you, it is a trend not to be denied, especially for its romantic nature.

So whether your wedding venue calls for a modern lace or a vintage lace, we are here to help you choose which ever you feel speaks to you.  


Cheryl @ Perfection

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Our Beautiful Bride, Lan

Hi Cheryl,
 I just wanted to let you know how happy I am I found your beautiful store. The service was great the very first time I walked in. I'm sure you know finding a wedding dress is very stressful. Especially if you have restrictions like a budget. You and your staff were never judgemental about that and worked very well to help me stay within my budget. I always felt comfortable coming into your store and I loved how personable the experience was. You have a beautiful selection at any price! Thank you so much for helping me find my beautiful wedding gown. I have already referred my friends there. I have attached two pictures- one that shows the awesome dress and the other that shows the awesome shoes.
Thanks again,

Monday, November 19, 2012

Wedding Vendor Recommendations

Dear Perfection Brides,

Are you looking for professionals who will make your wedding day a perfect day to remember?
Let us help make this decision-making process a breeze for you.

At Perfection Prom & Bridal we offer referrals for the following services:

Alteration Specialist, Catering, DJ/Music, Floral Design, Photographer, Hair/Make-up, Honeymoon Travel Coordinator, Skin Care Specialist, Invitations, Wedding Concierge, Wedding & Events Planner/Coordinator, Venue, Wedding Insurance.  Call or email us for more information.

Your Bridal Attire Should be Perfection !