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The New and Exciting (but safe) Normal for Brides at Bridal Shops

Premier Bride Maryland

October 7, 2020

2020 has been a challenging time but bridal shops have stepped up to the plate to make brides happy, safe and excited to start her gown planning.

Trends, appointments and fun new experiences.

Many shops are requesting appointments – not just due to COVID-19 – but to give each bride the personal attention and time she deserves and has always dreamed of.  Many shops are ready with facemasks, hand sanitizers, and make sure their guests are sitting 6 feet apart as they wait for the bride-to-be to walk out of the dressing room in all the lovely gowns she is trying on.  To keep you safe, most bridal shops also steam the gowns and clean the dressing rooms in-between appointment.  Rest assured you are entering a safe and clean dress appointment environment.

Be sure to allow extra time for alterations as another new normal (hopefully a temporary one) is alterations tend to take more time due to multiple appointments and cautious recommendations.

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Make it fun!

Get your audience in on the fun!  Give your bridesmaids signs with “LOVE IT” or “LEAVE IT” and have them give their opinion to each dress you try on. After you find the perfect gown many shops have a sign for the bride and her guest to hold saying “SHE SAID YES! TO THE DRESS” as they take pictures and post on social media or keep in their planning album.

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Dress your wedding party

Whether it’s robes or fun t-shirts, give your wedding party something that they can use while they are getting their hair and makeup.  Your bridesmaids and even the mothers-of-the-bride/groom will enjoy being in on the fun and will have a memento of the day to keep with them forever.

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So what are some of the latest trends and fun todays brides and her wedding party?  Everyone is getting involved from the start, even including the bridesmaids in some of the decision making.  Brides-to-be want to know others opinion on their gown as shopping for the perfect dress IS a big deal!

Next step?  Makeup trials, manicures and pedicures as a group with a nice glass of wine and spending special time together before the big day.  Enjoy every moment!


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