Trunk Show at Brides by Demetrios

 

If you’ve been a bride for longer than twenty minutes, you know that trunk shows are the best place to find your gown at an often drastic savings.  Brides by Demetrios in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia is hosting an exclusive trunk show March 15-17th.  Make an appointment during this timeframe to make sure you get the gown of your dreams!

Brides by Demetrios Cosmobella 2013 Collection [special invite]

Join Modern Luxury Brides – The Atlantan for these exclusive trunk shows to view the newest collections of wedding gowns.

Cosmobella 2013 Collection
March 15-17

Receive 15% off all Trunk Show Merchandise.

Appointments are recommended.
Walk-ins are welcome.

This promotion cannot be combined with any other offer.
Prior purchases and quick-delivery gowns are excluded.

Brides by Demetrios
3280 Peachtree Rd. NE
# 115
Atlanta, GA 30305
404-846-2220

RSVP now

 

Running of the Brides This FRIDAY!

Do you need a dress for your wedding? Why not experience the world famous Running Of The Brides event at Filene’s Basement on Friday, 3/18!


Get your running shoes on, girls! This one’s going to be fun!
But first, a couple of tips:


1. Gather your girls. It’s much more fun to hang out in line with your faves.


2. Get there early.  I mean Thursday-night-early.  The line can wrap around the block.  And that’s one line you don’t want to be at the back of!



3. Wear leggings and a tank top.  Sure you’ll need a sweatshirt/jacket while you wait in line, but make sure to wear clothes you can easily slip a dress over that won’t bunch up.  You want to see what the dress will look like on your wedding day, right? But since there are no dressing rooms, trying dresses on in the middle of the aisles without getting fully undressed is necessary. Dress appropriately.


4. Don’t forget to eat breakfast.  Enlist a friend to bring you breakfast that morning so you don’t have to lose your place in line. Coffee or warm drinks are a must on that cold, March morning.


5. Entertain yourself.  You’ll be standing/sitting in line for a long time.  Bring a deck of cards or a game that you and your faves can play to pass the time.


6. Dress up! Break out the pink boas and personalized shirts! Have fun with it! You’re getting MARRIED! Celebrate every moment!

Click here for more details: http://www.filenesbasement.com/running-of-the-brides/

We’d love to see your pictures of your Running of The Brides experience! Send them to me at Erica {at} ABigToDoEvent {dot} com.  We’ll feature one of you in an upcoming blog!

Day 4 with Anne Barge

Today were are heading into day 4 with Ginny Brogan from Anne Barge. Today, Ginny is going over shopping for a dress! Some of the most important information you can get as a bride. So read on! If you are just finding us, be sure to look over day 1 day 2 and day 3!

With all these great trends and gorgeous gowns you are probably wondering how you can get your hands on them. Easy as pie…call your local bridal store and make your appointment. If you have a designer you love, visit their website for their authorized vendors. Then, let the fun begin!

One of the most overwhelming experiences you can have is your first bridal appointment. After all, it is something you have never done before. So, here is a basic rundown of what you can expect. (I have also included little tips to make it easier for you, I have italicized them!) When you arrive you will meet your consultant and have a quick chat. Use her as a resource. She will know the dresses like the back of her hand and have some great recommendations for you. After your brief chat you will get to pick out some gowns. Be sure to choose a wide variety on your first appointment. You want to be sure you see a little of everything on your body. I recommend trying on a ball gown, trumpet, a-line, fit and flare and sheath to cover all the bases. Also, pull some lace and beading for kicks! Stores will vary on how many they let you pick, but once you have your choices it is time to try on. Wear simple clothes that are easy to change out of and your own strapless bra. This will save you changing time, but also save you from wearing a store’s bra. This is where things get tiring…you will try on dress after dress, and more than likely love more than one. Just start narrowing down choices and ruling out dress categories. After you have tried on everything you picked the consultant may pull in some ideas she has, or you may get to go back out and do a second pull. At the end of your first appointment, if you didn’t find the dress this time, the consultant will write down your favorites and off you will go. See, nothing scary…just exhausting for you as these dresses are heavy!
Above all, buying your dress should be fun. If you had bad and un-fun experiences at a store go somewhere else! There are other fish in the sea. Keep an open mind…even if you are not looking for your perfect dress it is looking for you! Enough with the corny relationship metaphors, Have fun and happy shopping.

Guest Blogger: Anne Barge Day 3

Today is day 3 with guest blogger Ginny Brogan from Anne Barge. If you are just joining us, be sure to catch up on day 1 and day 2.

One of the best things about the new trends in bridal is that they are so easy for everyone to wear. You just have to pick the right dress in the right trend. How do you do this? The key is knowing your body. From years of getting dressed you have learned what you love about yourself and what you would like to hide. Getting dressed in a bridal gown is no different. A great rule I always go by is always emphasize your smallest point, your waist. By emphasizing your waist you draw the onlooker’s eye to that point thus making yourself look smaller. This is a great example of doing that successfully…

Perhaps your waist is not the part of your body you are most comfortable with. Then go to the next line to emphasize…the vertical line. By creating a seamless vertical line you can literally stretch your body to be longer and leaner. The eye has nowhere to stop and thus will keep travelling up to your beautiful face and wedding day do! Here is an example of this line…

Finally, if you are just lost go to the “go to dress” .This is the full skirt with cinched waist. This will pull you in the right spot and hide everything else. This is a go to dress for EVERYONE. It creates curves if you have none, emphasizes the good curves if you do have them, and fits like a charm. Trust me, this is the bridal equivalent of the little black dress…

The bottom line is this…there is a dress out there for everyone. Even those with the craziest of bodies to fit can find one that makes them feel like a million dollars. Don’t give up or get discouraged…you just have to find the one that shows you off best!

Guest Blogger: Day 2 Anne Barge

Day Two with Ginny Brogan from Anne Barge. Here is Day One if you missed it.
We saw so many new trends at market this year. Here are the big ones!

One of the biggest trends we saw this season was texture. Texture was everywhere! Skirts made of thousands of tiny flowers, ribbon swirled into patterns, tulle piled high, and chiffon wrapped in itself. Buyers and press were literally reaching out and touching the gowns to feel the opulence.

Texturized gowns are a great alternative for someone who does not want beading or lace. It used to be that gowns fit into one of three categories – beaded, lace or plain. Well, not anymore. You can have a gown with one fabric, but oodles of interest.

Check out these textured gowns:

For the past few seasons the economy made extinct the beaded dress. Well, beading is back baby! Buyers and press could not get enough of the gorgeous beaded bodices that returned this season. What once people thought of as an added expense they now see as sparkly frosting. The girl who loves to sparkle can now breathe easy and return to bridal shopping. Phew…that was a close one!

Check out these beaded pieces:

A huge trend in the bridal world the last couple of years has been destination weddings, and the designers have finally heard the call. More and more brides are getting married in exotic and fun locals, and now they have tons of options to choose from. Stores used to carry a handful of flowey and short gowns for their traveling brides, but as the demand for such dresses grew so did their clout in the market place. This season instead of one or two destination gowns in their line, designers were showing four or five! I guess the law of supply and demand holds true…demand grew and supply multiplied.

Check out these travelling glories:


Lace has always been a bridal staple. Dresses typically had either Chantilly lace or Aloncon lace. This market the most beautiful thing happened…lace was placed onto of lace! Yes, two or more layers of lace on one dress. The result was absolutely beautiful depth. Aloncon placed on top of delicate Chantilly was my favorite use. The chunky corded Aloncon caught your eye and then you gasped as you noticed the beautiful Chantilly underneath. It was like taking a bite of Chocolate cake then noticing the icing had raspberry in it! You know what I am talking about!!!!

Check out this glorious lace:


All dresses are by Anne Barge and Bagley Ischia Bride. For information contact info@AnneBarge.com