Friday, November 4, 2011

Shopping for Wedding Gowns

It's Wedding Gown Shopping Season!

Wedding Season 2011 is winding down, and a very wonderful season it was!  Our boutique served over 200 brides with wedding gowns, bridesmaid gowns, tuxes, and accessories.  EVENTS by September's Bride offered consulting, coordinating, and planning to over a dozen happy couples.  We are honored!
As Wedding Season for this year slows, Wedding Gown Shopping Season begins!  All of the lovely ladies who are planning to get married in 2012 are visiting boutiques and trying on dozens of wedding gowns. 
Did you know that you should ideally order your wedding gown 8-12 months before your wedding?  Each of the designers that we carry at September's Bride make each gown to order for each individual gown.  They can be customized and will be designed and sewn just for you!  Gowns will take about 4-6 months from the time you order before arriving at our boutique.  Then, you'll want plenty of time for alterations and accessorizing!
So, if you are planning a wedding in 2012 or even early 2013, these quiet months are the perfect time to shop!
Gown Shopping At September's Bride
What should you expect when visiting September's Bride to shop for your wedding gown?
Well, you can expect a friendly greeting shortly after you arrive. The consultant will probably ask whether or not you have an appointment.  If you made an appointment, we will have a fitting room and a consultant ready for you.  If you are just stopping in, no worries!  We'll do everything we can to accomodate you.
At first, your consultant will take just a few moments to explain how the store is arranged, will ask you a little about your wedding and if you've been shopping for gowns.  She will also ask if you need a strapless bra with which to try on gowns; we have lots of sizes, and definitely recommend at least trying to use our favorite style. 
Your consultant will then let you browse our gown selection and choose some gowns that you would like to try.  She will probably make a few suggestions, too. Our suggestions are usually based on your descriptions of what you like or a gown that we know would look fabulous on your body shape.
Once there are several gowns ready in your fitting room, it's time to start trying them on!  We have a gorgeous fitting area upstairs in our store which is reserved for appointments and also used for walk-in customers if it is not already being used.  Your "entourage" may relax while we offer as much or little help as you desire. Your consultant will be nearby with ready hands, clips, and tips.  Trying on gowns at September's Bride is fun and pressure-free.  We want you to enjoy yourself and feel beautiful.
Because November usually begins the busy shopping season, we do suggest making an appointment if you plan to come in and try on wedding gowns.  Saturday appointments are usually full by mid-week; so call early if you want to shop on a weekend.  Weekdays are usually very open for appointments; we are open until 8 pm on Thursdays and are also willing to accomodate additional evenings for appointments if you wish. 
Call us at 616-355-1433 or e-mail  to make your appointment. 
We have a beautiful upstairs fitting area that usually accomodates two brides at a time.  We suggest bringing along 2 or 3 trusted companions when you are shopping.  Invite the people whose opinions you respect and who understand that the decision is truly yours!

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