Advice for your big day

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Your wedding day is finally here, all of you’re planning and preparation is unfolding before your eyes.  So much love is surrounding you on this incredible day and all your dreams are finally coming to life. Our best advice to you is to following our three simple steps, the three R’s to a perfect day.  Relax, Remember and Rejoice.

 

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Let’s face it; this day can be extremely stressful and overfilled with emotions. As past brides, we know from experience that everything that may have been planned doesn’t necessarily go as intended.  It is important to remember that your guests won’t remember what centerpieces you had, the flavor of cake you had or the color of your flowers turn out to be. The most important thing is remembering what brought you here on this special day.

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REMEMBER

We believe that this is one of the most important but most overlooked pieces of your wedding day. Our most important advice is remembered to breathe. Take a few minutes out of your day to just look around... Remember how you felt during that moment; remember the faces that are surrounding you, remember that this is the first day of the rest of your life. Take it all in because this day will flash before your eyes.

 

 

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REJOICE

BE HAPPY.  This is the most memorable day of your life why not make it the best day ever. You are finally married to the love of your life and in that moment you feel like you have everything you could possibly need in life. 

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Pantone has released the 2016 colors of the year! That's right, two colors! When it comes to this combination, obsession is an understatement. The colors just call to you. Serenity is a pale romantic blue, easily complimented by rose quartz which is a soft blush tone. Whether you are planning a wedding, going to prom or know somebody who loves on-trend fashions I would suggest reading closely.

 
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There are not many nights that are more memorable than your prom night. Throughout high school, prom is one of the moments that girls dream about. From the dress to your date, it prepares you for the next chapter in your life. So why not be the best dressed to prom? You’ll want to look back at your pictures and be satisfied with the dress you chose or at least be able to say it was in style back then. As for 2016, let me tell you the colors of the year are definitely in style. Pictured below are complete looks that will wow everybody in the room! 

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As for us in the bridal industry, we couldn’t be more excited about how truly beautiful these colors are. They bring romance to life with their soothing yet elegant hues.  Of course, we’ve been scheming up the perfect wedding that will be on-trend for 2016. Starting with the dress, because it is the most important of all, right ladies? As we all know blush gowns have been making their way to the runways for the past couple of years. And if luck has anything to do with it, this year they will be more glamorous than ever.  If blush doesn’t necessarily compliment your style we have another, perhaps, bolder option for you. For instance some designers offer a serenity-like hue as a color option. How neat would it be for your “something blue” be your wedding gown! If you are more of a traditional bride, ivory and white look breathtaking when paired with serenity and rose quartz.

Happy Planning!

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Tall Brides/Bridesmaids

 

Attention all brides:

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It's your day. The day you find your wedding dress! It's such a wonderful memory that you will have for the rest of your life. However, as we all know not everyone is the same body type. With that being said if you are above average height you know the challenges you face finding the correct length. You want your dress to be perfect! With this being said, brides who are 5'8” and taller must order extra length.

 

Reasons why:

#1 The majority of all try-on wedding dresses come in a standard length. With this being said, each designer even recommends brides who are taller to order extra length.

#2 Ordering extra length allows you to be able to customize your dress a little bit more. You are able to choose any heel height you would like and feel comfortable wearing. What a tragedy it would be if you found the perfect shoe and it can't be yours just because your wedding dress will be too short.

#3 LESS WORRY! Why have that extra stress with worrying about something that can be controlled.

#4 In the end, it will save you money. If your dress is too short, you will have to have the extra expense of purchasing extra material to make your gown the correct length.

 

For your lovely ladies this is extremely important too. The same rule goes, bridesmaids who are 5'8” and taller must order extra length. As a bride, you want your girls to look good and have proper fitting dresses. They should want to feel confident as well! Obviously, along with you they also have to walk down the aisle.

 

Now that you have ordered your dress in the correct length; its time for alterations. Most wedding dresses will need some work done to them especially a hem. You want to make sure you bring your wedding shoes with you. You want to make sure that your hem is correctly measured to your height. This will allow you to enjoy your experience and really have fun with your dress.  

Mother of the Bride/Groom Promotion!

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We are so excited to announce our Black Friday Mother of the Bride/Groom Promotion! This event is exclusive to our Abbott's Brides who have purchased their wedding gown with us. We will be offering between 10%-20% dresses for our brides moms, mother-in-law's to be, and also grandmothers! Black Friday is a day for deals and we are so happy to extend these great savings to our wonderful customers! Please call to secure your appointment during our event weekend. We look forward to seeing you all there November 27th-28th.

Magnificent Mothers

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What an exciting time for a Mom! Your child is engaged to be married and you get to spend quality time with them planning their big day. Moms always have a lot on their plate during this hectic time, and often forget about their ensemble. Here at Abbott’s Bridal and Formalwear, we believe the Moms should look fabulous! We carry many designers to help you feel beautiful, confident, and most of all comfortable for the long day.

One request we hear quite often is, “I don’t want to look matronly”. We do not blame you! If you have a fun, fresh style why would you want to wear a tailored dress with a jacket? Designers such as Cameron Blake, Montage, Social Occasions, or MGNY by Mori Lee would be perfect for you! They design gowns for the fashionista Mom, incorporating glamorous embellishments, delicate lace, and illusion backlines. We adore these lines because they really believe that moms deserve to stand out amongst all the other guests.

Another line we have come to love is by Jasmine Bridals. They have a couple different branches: Jade, Jade Couture, and Jasmine Black Label. Jasmine is a great company to go to if you might be looking for a specific color. They offer a wide selection from Celadon to Peach. They also carry multiple different fabrics, which can play a big part in choosing a gown to wear all day. Normal ordering time applies for this company, we recommend leaving about 16 weeks lead time for your gown to come in.

Let’s say you are looking for more of that tailored, classic look. Daymor Couture is the designer for you! Their fabrication is absolutely impeccable. Using a crepe material mixed with very delicate sheer chiffon and rhinestones, these gowns are sure to WOW! Usually, these gowns do come with a jacket, which looks great in pictures. For after the ceremony and pictures however, you have the wonderful option of taking the jacket off and relaxing for the party. This company is great for shipping time as they are ready to wear only, giving you the relief that order time would not be an issue.

Are you a mom where comfort is the name of the game? Look no further than Damianou, Soulmates, and our newest line Ursula of Switzerland. With a forgiving stretch lace design normally accompanied by a jacket, these gowns are unmatched in comfort. These designers also offer a great selection of color, as well as great shipping time. Damianou uses a beautifully crafted lace fabric that has a hint of metallic shine throughout the material. Soulmates are made from 100% silk for added comfort, and style. They also adorn their gowns with simplistic beading to compliment the lace type patterns. Ursula uses a very unique sequined lace for most of their collection. The tone on tone shine is just stunning in truly any color. Ursula also offers styles in a delicate chiffon fabric with vintage rhinestone accents. This collection is very versatile and can work for any mom. We are very excited to have our customers try on our newest line!

We love helping moms find a gown for this extra special day. You deserve to look and feel your best! Our inventory boasts a large variety of different styles for every shape and size. Remember, leave yourself enough time to look around and try on multiple styles. Normal ordering time is 16 weeks, and we also prefer starting alterations at least a month prior. We invite you in to take a look and try on some fabulous gowns by our elite group of designers!

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