In this blog post, we thought it would be fun to talk about some of the hottest trends in the bridal industry this season! Some things will always stay in trend, like clean lines & less being more (we’re calling this minimalism) & we love these classy looks. These style trends are perfect for our brides who never want their dress to go “out of style”. Another trend that has been popular for a long, long time & that we expect to stay popular are long trains, especially lace ones which are absolutely beautiful & photograph amazing. But, stepping outside of the traditional box is also very in right now, for example, we’re seeing a lot of colors like blushes & nudes. When it comes to trends that are a little outside of a bride’s comfort zone, keeping an open mind is something we always encourage! As for jewelry, we’re seeing a variety of new looks come about. Once again though, certain styles will always be popular like pearls & drop earrings, but brides are really starting to be more “daring” with their jewelry choices. Statement earrings, cocktail rings, rose gold, & even chokers are making an appearance this season & we are loving it! Did you know we carry jewelry here at The Collection too? Trust our stylists to know not just how to find your perfect gown, but also how to pair it with the most amazing accessories.
Remember when Carrie Bradshaw completely changed her wedding plans because of a gown she fell in love with? That’s because guests may remember your venue for a month or two, but they’ll never forget your dress. We’ve seen brides wear a ball gown on the beach, a tight mermaid in a church (we could go on & on) but basically, what we’re trying to say, is that as a bride you should never feel like you have to compromise. Your dress will be beautiful wherever you wear it. It’s definitely important to have a vision & an idea of the “feeling” you want your wedding to have when you’re dress shopping, but you don’t need to have the venue set in stone. In our experience we have been told over & over from our brides that it seems as if everything else falls into place once you say YES to the dress! When you were a little girl you probably didn’t dream about the catering, DJ, or even the venue for your wedding, but you probably did dream about your dress- our point exactly. Here at The Collection, we can’t wait to help you find your dream gown & then the rest of your wedding planning can begin!
Let’s be honest, as women, we throw around our opinions like confetti- whether we mean to or not. We just can’t help it! This is something to remember when thinking about who to invite to your bridal appointment. Finding your gown is a VERY special moment & you don’t want the experience to be overwhelmed by 10 different people’s opinions flying around the room. There’s a few special moments you’ll remember in your life & this is one of them, sharing this experience with the ones you hold closest to you. The people you choose to bring to your appointment should really be there to support you & your personal style. Trust your bridal stylist to be the one to give you the fashion advice you need- that’s what we’re here for! Anyways, in our expert opinion here at The Collection, we would say two to three people (for example: mom, sister & best friend) is ideal. With all of this being said, we can assure you that when you have a bridal appointment at our store & the right people with you, finding your wedding dress will be one of the best experiences of planning your wedding!
We wouldn’t call it “homework”, but there are definitely a couple of things you should have figured out before going dress shopping! If you haven’t thought about this yet, we’re here to help. First, you should think about your budget. No need to stress, but you should really have a ballpark idea of how much you want to spend- this is what you’ll tell your stylist doing your personal consultation & she will make sure to be respectful of it! Another thing to think about is bringing in any pictures you like. This could be pictures from magazines & Pinterest, or pictures of yourself in dresses that you’ve already tried on! Sometimes it’s hard to explain the look you’re going for, so having pictures to look at makes this a little easier. One last piece of “homework” would be putting some thought in to who you would like to bring with you. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post that will explain exactly how to know who to bring!
I have to start off by saying this- here at The Collection, we are just as excited as you are for you to find your gown & we really can’t say thank you enough for choosing us to be a part of such an exciting time in your life! As soon as you walk in to our store, you can expect to be greeted by one of our fabulous stylists who are ready to give you a personal consultation. This is to get to know you & your style a little bit better, before starting the fun process of trying dresses on! Once you start trying dresses on, you can expect to feel a mixture of emotions. You may feel confused, overwhelmed, emotional- this is completely normal & will be totally worth it once you say yes to your beautiful gown. If you’re feeling overwhelmed because there are so many beautiful dresses to choose from, find comfort in the fact that your stylist knows exactly what she is doing & is here for you! If you’re feeling confused because you think you might like a completely different look than what you thought you did, I’m here to tell you that this happens 9 times out of ten & there’s no need to worry! If you’re feeling emotional, well, no one could ever blame you for that. This is a HUGE milestone in your life & we are here for you in any way you could possibly need. Happy tears!
On January 14, 2016 The Collection Bridal was honored to host a Wedding Professionals Networking Event that drew industry professionals from across Central Florida. It was an opportunity for wedding professionals from all aspects of the bridal industry to come together to share insights, stories and knowledge with their colleagues and to plan future collaborations. The evening included hors d’ oeuvres, music, models and of course champagne! Cake vendors shared their sweet treats while a beautiful Cinderella carriage, courtesy of Equine Villa lit up Park Avenue for the evening.
Inbal Dror Trunk Show
May 15-17, 2015
The Collection Bridal, 301 N. Park Ave
Runway photos courtesy of RH Photography Communication.