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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NEW DESIGNER ALERT - Tara Lauren Trunk Show

Spring 2018 “Ember Dusk” Collection

Have you heard the buzz around our new designer Tara Lauren? Well you’re in luck we have an exciting Tara Lauren trunk show coming to The Bridal Room. We are so excited to share this beautiful and romantic collection with our brides.

If you want to see these unique dresses be sure to book an appointment April 20th- 22nd. Until then here is a little sneak peek of these gowns. The “Ember Dusk” collections features a unique blend of romantic laces, delicate details and beautiful silhouettes .

 

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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.

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Photography: Jessica Gully

Gown: The Bridal Room

Make up: Bridal Artistry DC

 

 

 

 

Join Us For Our Soft Opening Sneak Peek!

Our big day is finally here!! 

 

That's right! The Bridal Room's Tyson's Corner location will be opening it's doors to D.C., Maryland and Virginia brides THIS SATURDAY, October 15th!!  Call now to book your appointment and join us Saturday for our Soft Opening Party from 2p-6p! Be the first to preview our designer bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and get a sneak peek of the DMV's premier wedding boutique! We can't wait to see you there and get you a head start on the upcoming seasons bridal fashions!

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!

Check Out The Bridal Room!!

Exciting news on our Grand Opening!!!!

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Blushing brides of D.C., Maryland, and Virginia- the anticipated opening of The Bridal Room is upon us! The DMV's premier wedding boutique will be opening mid-October and we're excited to share with our local brides, what we have in store! We are now accepting appointments, starting mid-month! So, make sure you and your bridal party are in line to checkout dresses from some of the most sought after bridal gown designers! Sign-up for our mailing list here, if you haven't already!

 

Avoid the Bridesmaids Blues

How to keep your bridesmaids happy :) 

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PlumPrettySugar.com Their bridesmaid robes make the perfect gift 

Preparing for the happiest day of your life can be a challenging task. Fortunately, you've made some friends along the way that will help see you through! All you've got to do is avoid going full-Bridezilla(hehe) and lay the groundwork to keep your bridesmaids happy!

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"How?", you may ask. Don't fret! We've collected a few of our favorite articles on the subject to share with you! 

 

Understanding the roll of bridesmaid and making sure expectations are clear Here

Tips on how to minimize the burden of duties Here & Here

When all else fails... or to keep things together, hire a pro (Yes, a professional bridesmaid!) Here & Here

Don't forget to say thank you! Check out these cool gift suggestions for your bridesmaids Here 

  

Don't forget to share your tips for wedding party peace in the comments below!

Shop the Trend: Deep V & Plunging Necklines

**Attention: Fashion forward brides of the DMV looking to take the plunge Spring 2017**

If the sexiest bridal trend from New York Bridal Fashion Week is what you have in mind for your big day; then take a look at some of our picks to be found at The Bridal Room!

From Eddy K.'s Milano Collection, style AK150 is a sexy, yet classically styled ball gown wedding dress whose plunging neckline, though front and centered, is not the only star of the show!

Azalea from Watters, accentuates her deep V-neckline with organza, crystals and pearls- making her one classy, hot mama!

Wtoo's Claude has an illusion back and sleeves, which gives an elegant balance to her bold neckline!

If you haven't already, be sure to sign-up for our mailing list and don't miss out on our Grand Opening Event, this Fall, in Tysons Corner, Virginia!

Spotlight: Bridal Gown- Eddy K's Bali

Take a look at Bali, from Italian designer Eddy K.'s 2017 Dreams Collection

 

Dreams really do come true with Eddy K's newest collection! From traditional to Boho, Eddy K. Dreams has it all! Bali is the perfect marriage of the two, landing somewhere in the middle! The elegant sheath gown, boasts a slim silhouette with Chantilly lace overlay. Her long sleeves, lace with floral embroidery, fall off the shoulders before plunging to a sweetheart neckline. Don't worry, you will look just as stunning walking down the aisle as you will walking back up- with a barely there illusion back and floral applique, tulle layered train!

Shop for Bali and the rest of the collection at The Bridal Room and don't forget to sign-up for our mailing list to stay up-to-date on our upcoming Grand Opening near Tysons Corner!