This is a question that our Bridal Consultants hear daily. Some girls know the moment they see it on the rack, some the minute they slip it on. What if you don’t get that “feeling”? Don’t panic, everyone is different, and just because you don’t see sparks fly, it doesn’t mean it’s not “the one”. Chances are you didn’t fall in love at 1st sight with Mr Right either. You had to get to know him. Sometimes it like that with the bridal gown.
I suggest that you try on several different silouettes, necklines, skirts, etc. This will let you know what style is best for your body style. The consultant will guide and direct you as to what will work with your figure. After you narrow down the style of the gown you want, then move on to the detailing. Do you like embellishment or plainer, silk, satin or taffeta? Do you like a long Cathedral length train, or something more like a Chapel or Walking length train. All of these questions can only be answered by you. It is your wedding, your dress for your day, and you should make these decisions. Your family and friends know what your normal style is, but do they really know how you want to look for your wedding day.
Sometimes soliceting the advise of friends is a mistake. They want you to look like they want you to look. The bride is the only person in the world who can know how a wedding dress makes her feel. If you like the way it feels, if it makes you feel beautiful and makes you feel the way you want to feel when HE sees you in it for the very 1st time, then that’s the one! You alone will know these things. Just like you don’t ask your friends if HE is the one, you don’t ask your friends to choose your wedding gown.
Being a bride is so special. It is not only becoming a wife, but becoming a woman, with decision making skills of your own. Choose your own bridal gown. You’ll always be glad you did.
Sarah J. Morris, The Something Blue Shoppe
I’m often asked “When is your busiest time for brides?” Bridal season is year around now. We have almost as many fall weddings as spring and summer, and winter is coming on fast. We have new gowns arriving now throughout the year so that our brides always have new things to see.
I literally travel the world to find the most beautiful bridal gowns possible for The Something Blue Shoppe brides. I just returned for Europe where I saw amazing things. I go there not only to buy new gowns for our brides, but to find unusual and different accessories, that are fresh and different. I’ve never had a bride say to me, “I want to look just like every other bride”. We all want to be unique and have that one special element that makes us special and memorable.
We are happy to announce that we have some new lines coming into the store. There is Robert Bullock, Lis Simon, OLIA ZAVOZINA, Pattis, and possibly others. Of course we still have the lines you’re more familiar with, like Justin Alexander, Pronovias, Jasmine Couture, Allure, Cassablanca, Marisa, etc.
One of the best finds in Europe are beautiful lace veils that will come to us from Spain. They are heirloom quality, beautifully detailed with hand crafted lace. You won’t see veils like this, of this quality, and at affordable prices anywhere else.
Just remember that The Something Blue Shoppe is constantly working for you, our brides.
Many thanks to the great models who showed off our selection of gowns to their very best. The girls did a great job. Special thanks to T.J. Holmes, Birmingham, for his help with the design and set up of our booth and the runway decorations. TJ was also a huge help to the girls during the show. You are THE BEST TJ, thanks.
Our show started with our little girl, Ella Vest, asleep on the runway. She was apparently dreaming of the day she would walk down the asile in a beautiful gown. She entered the gates of the enchanted garden and behold………. a whole array of fashion began. The veils were shown with the model wearing all black to better she the intricate detailing of the veils.
At the conclusion of the program, little Ella again appeared, saying “wait for me” to the models. This time she was dressed in a beautiful little maids gown from US Angels.
We had a great time and hope to be invited to do another show soon.
For over 40 years The Something Blue Shoppe has been seeing brides on a 1st come, 1st serve basis. It has been our pleasure to say to brides, you come when it is most convenient for you, we’ll be happy to serve you. As with everything, with growth comes change. While we will never turn a bride away because she doesn’t have an appointment, our business has grown to the place where we are just unable to service every bride in the manner that every bride deserves without planning and scheduling. We want The Something Blue Shoppe experience to be the most fun experience of the entire wedding preparation. We believe that shopping for the gown is the biggest decision regarding the entire wedding planning. Every bride wears her special gown on the day she marries the man of her dreams, and virtually every day after, in her memories, for the remainder of her life. The bridal gown is that special.
Therefore, we will begin making appointments for brides who request an appointment to better schedule her time, as well as ours. For those who prefer to come without the appointment, we will still be happy to have you, and will make every effort to serve you as quickly as possible.
To schedule an appointment with a trained bridal consultant, who will use her vast training and knowledge of bridal wear, fabrics, fit and styling to help you find the dream dress to wear for the man of your dreams you may call or email. The contact information is stated below.
We are excited that Jan and Feb 2011 will bring us some fascinating in store events. On Jan 8th, Something Blue Too will host the kick off to Prom season, Prom Party. Jan 13,14,15 will be the 2BE Weddings for Kathy Ireland Trunk Show, at The Something Blue Shoppe. Terri Hilferty, designer for 2BE will be with us again this year. She is fun and has lots of ideas for brides. She will also do a drawing of your 2BE gown for you when you purchase. February 4 & 5 will be our Jasmine Trunk Show, and Feb 28 will be the big Runway show with Wedding pages in Birmingham. If you’re getting married soon, mark your calendar and don’t miss these big days.