Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SB is hiring!

September's Bride announces a job opening for a part-time Marketing & Advertising Guru.

Interested?  E-mail your resume to tami@septembersbride.com for further information and a full job description.

A marketing degree and/or experience and a good understanding of social media marketing and web analytics is a must!  Perfect opportunity for a (mostly) stay-at-home mom who wants to work just 8-10 hours a week.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Heading to Bridal Market!

Rachel and I will be at the National Bridal Market in Chicago this Sunday through Tuesday!

Follow us on Twitter @9bride for updates on the latest trends in bridal fashion!

Monday, September 19, 2011

September's Bride Turns 4!

Blessed to be a Blessing!
September's Bride is celebrating our 4th Anniversary this month.  We are so excited and are looking forward to finishing our 2011 Bridal Season in a fabulous way and are already planning for the 2012 Bridal Season.
EVENTS by September's Bride has had a wonderful first bridal season, also.  We are currently beginning to book dates for 2012 weddings.
Of course, we must give our appreciation to our fabulous customers!  So, here are the Anniversary Specials that we are offering during the entire month of September.
PICK A LEAF... Choose a leaf off the wall at our store and on the leaf you'll find a discount written...5% off, 10% off, even $100 off!  Use this discount on a gown or veil.
BOOK EARLY...Book us for Wedding Planning or Coordination for your 2012 OR 2013 wedding and get 10% off the package that best fits your needs.  (Mention this post to receive the discount.)
BALANCE FORGIVEN...At the end of September, we will randomly choose one bride from all who purchased their gowns and made a deposit during the month.  This very lucky bride will have her balance "FORGIVEN"...she will owe NO MORE on the gown once it arrives!
As you can tell, we are in the middle of an exciting month and we hope you'll share it with us!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Live Mannequin Night TONIGHT!

Tonight is LIVE MANNEQUIN night in Downtown Holland!

This is the 4th year that September's Bride is participating and we are following the TV theme by portraying everyone's favorite wedding reality show..."Say Yes to the Dress"!

Watch for photos of the event over the weekend.  If you're in the Lakeshore area...come to Downtown Holland tonight between 7:00 and 8:30 and VOTE for September's Bride!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Couture :: What does it really mean?

This post was originally published back in 2007 and again in 2009. But, I have so many more readers now and lots of newly-engaged brides are shopping. I thought it would be a good "repeat". -Tami
The word "couture" is quite the buzz word in today's bridal industry. Perhaps you've been told by a saleslady, "This one's special, it's 'couture'"; or you've come across the word while looking at gowns on-line. It must be good, even if we don't completely understand, right?

"Couture" is a French word which means " the design and manufacture of fashionable clothes to a client's specific requirements and measurements"; up until the last few years, most of us Midwesterners would have said that something was "custom-made". If it had been custom-made of the finest fabrics, trims, and details available by your area's very best seamstress, it would have been, in fact, "couture".

Now, we are seeing almost every bridal line call their higher-end collections "couture". I'm sure you've noticed this, too. Instead of the original definition, "couture" means "high-end" or "more-expensive" in today's bridal market; at least to the end-consumer. I'm not sure manufacturers or bridal stores have done a great job explaining this to you, the bride.

All this to say, do we offer "couture" at September's Bride? You bet! See something you like in our sale room? Our talented seamstress and myself, with several years of re-making vintage gowns, will put our heads together and "couture" it for you! Did you know that Casablanca gowns can be customized for you, to your measurements and your preferences? And then, of course, we carry Angelina Bridal Couture and Stephanie James Couture, which are both truly couture in every since of the word, but still very affordable for us sensible Midwesterners!

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

SB Bride :: Rose

Most of our brides, we get to know them about 9-18  months before their wedding.

Rose?  We met her just 3 days before her wedding when she had a wedding gown fiasco.  Someone recommended that she come to see us, and Rachel was able to help Rose find the perfect gown and design a sash to go with it!

Here are some photos of her absolutely beautiful wedding, courtesy of Craig Watson Photography.

Friday, September 2, 2011