bridal collection

Collection Spotlight: Tara Lauren “Isle Botanica”

The Bridal Room is so thrilled to be hosting Tara Lauren’s “Isle Botanica” trunk show May 17th-19th! The entire collection will be visiting for just one weekend, but our store samples of certain dresses from the collection will still be here after the show – Make your appointment today!  

 Inspired by the tropical paradise of Bali, this collection features lush floral laces, ornate beading and sultry silhouettes. This collection is perfect for brides looking for a Boho-luxe feel, or a bride who wants a dress with a little tropical flare. Here is a look at the collection, we hope you love it as much as we do!

Dresses stopping by only for the trunk show:

Some of our in store beauties:

If you love these looks by Tara Lauren, be sure to book an appointment for our trunk show May 15th-17th or come see our store samples with an appointment any time!

We look forward to meeting you soon!

The Bridal Shopping Timeline

The Bridal Room would love to extend a warm congratulations to all the newly engaged brides out there! Now that you have said “yes”, the biggest question we get is “When should I start dress shopping?” or “How early do I need to get my dress?”. In this post we will give you the inside scoop on the timeline of bridal shopping.

When you begin your dress shopping journey it is important to do your research about dresses, styles, and designers, but also about the timeline. When you find a gown that makes you feel stunning, you want to make sure you have enough time to get the dress in and tailored perfect for your big day!

Wedding dress shopping should start nine to ten months before your wedding. It is a big decision, so it is okay to take your time, but avoid thinking too long or shopping too many places and confusing yourself with all of the options. Shortly after the nine month mark is when you should order your dress. Once you say “yes” to your dress (Hooray), the order for your gown is placed with the designer. Depending on the designer of your chosen gown, It takes four to six months to make the dress and ship it to the salon. Once the dress arrives, it will be inspected and ready for alterations! The first fitting takes place two months before your wedding, and the second is two-three weeks before.

2 months for shopping + 6 months for the dress to be made + 2 months in alterations makes 10 months total. Unlike other dresses, bridal gowns are made to order, which is why they take extra time and care. Once the designer receives the order, they begin to make the gown from scratch. Once the dress arrives and is inspected, our alteration team and seamstress will begin alterations. The seamstress will pin, cut, and work their magic to ensure the dress is hemmed and fitted to perfection for your big day!

We hope that our post is helpful to our newly engaged brides looking for a place to start, and for those brides who might not have 10 months, please do not fret! We have solutions for brides on a time crunch, give us a call so we can work with you on finding your perfect gown!

Looking forward to meeting you soon lovely!

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New Collection Launch- Essense of Austrailia

We are so excited to announce Essense of Australia will be joining our Bridal Room family! We are over the moon for these gowns and can’t wait to show our lovely brides. Essense of Australia gown are romantic and ethereal with a unique blend of fabrics and embellishment, it is an amazing fit for our brides who love classic bridal looks with exquisite details. These gown are made with amazing quality and attention to detail to ensure the perfect fit and look. The collection has a wide variety of styles to fit each brides unique wedding vision, from classic ball gown to sleek and sexy.

Blush by Hayley Paige Fall 2018-Trunk Show

We are so thrilled to be hosting the Blush by Hayley Paige Fall 2018 collection Nov 16th-18th. This collection features soft tulle skirts, unique laces, delicate details and pops of color to bring out the whimsical side of any bride! Hayley herself described this collection having a “Parisian flare'“ and being inspired by true romance and femininity of the “City of Love”!

If you want to see these beautiful gowns be sure to book your appointment for this exciting trunk show Nov 16th-18th!

New Bridal Gowns - Nicole Spose

We are so excited to announce that we have a new designer joining the Bridal Room family! Hope you are just excited as we are to have the beautiful Nicole Sposa collection. The collection is full of beautiful bridal gown that are romantic, elegant and feminine. We can't wait to share these gorgeous bridal gowns with our brides. 

Be sure to follow us on Instagram @thebridalroomva to catch sneak peeks of this new collection! 

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Bridal Shopping 101

First things first. Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you’ve said the most important “Yes!” now it time to begin your search for the dream dress! We know you probably have a million questions but we are hear to help. Here are our top 5 tips to make the most out of your bridal shopping experience.

 

1.       Define your look and create a Vision

When it comes to wedding planning having a clear vision of the overall day and your look is crucial to finding the dress. Start with honing in on your personal style and where you want to get married. The venue and the dress are what define the tone for your big day. Are you having a chic city wedding, relaxed beach wedding or classic church nuptials? Once you have done that you will have a clear vison of what you need to look for in your dress. 

2.       Research styles and Designers

Now it' s time to research what styles, fabrics and designers that will help bring your vision to life. Pinterest, Instagram and Bridal Magazines are excellent places to start your research.  Be sure to research designers and their price points so that you don't go over budget. Save your images and bring them to your bridal appointment, this will help the consultant better understand what you are looking for!

3.       Make your appointment

It's officially dress shopping time! Research local bridal shops that you would like to book your appointment with. If you are look for a specific designer, stores will list them on their website or you can always call ahead if there is something specific you are looking for. 

The first thing brides need to know is the Bridal timeline, which is how long it takes for the dresses to be ordered and altered before your big day. Dresses take 4-6 months to be ordered and you want to allow for a 2 month cushion for alterations and the bridal salons needs about a month as puffer. Ideally, Brides should order their gown 9-11 months before their wedding. 

4.       Prepare for your appointment

The appointment is booked now it's time to shop!

First, make sure to bring proper undergarments, such as spanx, strapless bra and nude under wear, This will help you better visualize the look and fit of the dress.

Second, limit your bridal party. It is best to not bring too many people to your appointment as it can make the appointment very overwhelming. One to two trusted opinions is more than enough to help find the one. Also, if some people can't make it, its always a good idea to coordinate FaceTime while you are shopping.

5.       Have fun!

This is one of the most joyous times of your life and you deserve to enjoy it! So relax, and always remember to have fun. Keep in mind that this is a process that takes time to narrow down to the "one". Don't stress and trust that everyone is here for you to ensure you will be beautiful, happy and the bride you were always meant to be. 

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Kelly Faetanini 2018 Fall Collection - Something New Something Blue

 

We are getting so excited for the Kelly Faetanini trunk show coming up! What more suiting than to share some of the beautiful sneak peek images that have been popping up!

Book an appointment with us January 5th-7th for this amazing trunk show! This beautiful collections it's all about colors, unique laces and open backs. 

 

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Real Brides: Jessica & Nathan

Wowwowo when we saw Jessica and Nathan's wedding photos.  The couple wed at Congressional Country Club. Jessica wore two piece gown by Eddy K from his dream collection. When Jessica was surrounded by her beautiful family when she said yes to the dress.

Wedding Vendors

Photography: Jessica Gully

Gown: The Bridal Room

Make up: Bridal Artistry DC

 

 

 

 

Spotlight: Designer- Hayley Paige

Shop Blush by Hayley Paige at The Bridal Room!

From Aly Raisman to Chrissy Teigan, many celebs have rocked HP on the red carpet. Her youthfulness and whimsy are ever present in her bridal lines, Hayley Paige and Blush by Hayley Paige. Lucky for you, The Bridal Room will be home to many Blush by Hayley Paige wedding gowns. Take a look below at some of  our selection!

We are now accepting appointments from Mid-October! Don't forget, if you haven't already, to sign up for our mailing list and stay in the know on our Grand Opening in Tyson's Corner!

*New Collection Alert* Stella York

Rising star from "Down Under" to be at our DMV store!!!!

A bridal collection complete with everything the romantic and classic bride could possibly want! From the Austrailian bridal fashion powerhouse, Essence Design; also known for fab bridal and bridesmaid collections: Martina Liana and Sorella Vita. With Diamanté beading, crystal buttons and delicate lace- Stella York leaves no detail undone! Check-out a few of the wedding dresses to be carried at The Bridal Room down below and don't forget our Mclean, Virginia store Grand Opening this Fall!  Click here for the full collection!