Monday, January 24, 2011

Who Pays For The Bridesmaid Dress?

Something that a lot of brides may face is the challenge of figuring out who will be paying for the bridesmaid dresses. Should the bride pay for the dresses, or should the bridesmaid invited to be in the wedding be responsible? That is a fine line, that can only be determined based on each individual scenario.

If you have a huge budget and you are able to pay for your bridesmaid dresses, I say do it! I think it would be a great gesture. Your bridesmaid dresses could be their actual gifts. A lot of brides buy their attendants each a little gift, but if you are able to splurge and by them the dress, I think that would be amazing! I would be in a wedding every week if that were the case!!

If you have a smaller budget, there is never any need to feel like you HAVE to pay for your bridesmaid dresses. Give your attendants the opportunity to say yes or no. Each bridesmaid should know that they are responsible unless told otherwise from the bride. That should probably just be assumed.

In some cases, you may choose to help out a friend in your party that you just can't see not being in your wedding. I say it's okay in some cases to help a friend out, but I wouldn't showcase your generosity to the whole party, unless you are doing it for all of them.

Don't let your wedding party stress you out. Remember, whoever you asked to be in your party loves you and wants to be a part of your big day! Don't sweat the little things!

~Solutions Bridal

Friday, January 21, 2011

Monograms & Engraving

Lately, I've been all about monograms. Wine glasses, aprons and even vinyl stickers for your car... you can a put a personal touch on anything! So why shouldn't Brides' have some of the fun? Check out this super cute engraved perfume bottle I saw while on a girl's trip to Disney World modeled by one of our very own brides. It would make a wonderful gift for the bride, or even for the bridesmaids!

Disney World seem a little out of reach? Don't worry! Nordstroms at International Mall here in Tampa provides this complimentary service.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ballgown Brides

For all of you ladies that love extravagant, detailed, and stunning ballgowns, this one is for you. Solutions Bridal Orlando is hosting a very exclusive Kenneth Pool Trunk Show this weekend. In case you don't know what a trunk show is, let me tell you all about this exciting event. Designer Amsale Aberra, sends her latest designs across America on what we may call a "tour." These fabulous new designs are only in particular bridal shops for a weekend at a time, and it's a great opportunity to see first hand what she has created. During the trunk show time you will receive an exclusive designer discount, along with the pleasure of seeing and trying on the gowns that most people may only see online.

So now that you are familiar with what a trunk show is, here are some of the latest designs you will find in our store this weekend.

Call us today to reserve your personal appointment to see these fabulous gowns! If you haven't found your gown yet, this could be your perfect chance! 407-647-8666

~Solutions Bridal

Friday, January 14, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

It's a New Year and We Have New Stuff!

Solutions Bridal Designer House in Orlando has some great new stuff we wanted to share with you! It's not only a new year, but it's time for all of our new inventory to start arriving.

We recently received a new all lace gown designed by Marisa. It is a beautiful ivory lace over antique.

Our beautiful stylist Megan Bubalo is modeling the gorgeous new gown!

Another new fabulous piece that we recently have gotten, is a beautiful headband made by, Solutions stylist Megan! She is super crafty and has made some adorable silk organza flower pieces for us.

We hope you find these new things as exciting as we do! For all of you brides who are planning your wedding and still need your gown or accessories, we are eager to help you here!


~Solutions Bridal

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Tis' the Season for Engagements: Part 2

Now that the the inflatable snowmen and Christmas trees are being taken down it's time to get down to business... bridal business. Congrats to all the new blushing brides out there it's officially time to start planning your wedding!

What is the overall style of the wedding?

Some brides LOVE the idea of a beach wedding with barefoot bridesmaids. Others would die if they weren't married in a fabulous hotel. It's up to you to decide what is right for you and your groom to be.

What's the guest list looking like?

Again like the budget you don't need a definite number but you do need a range to base everything off of. Attendance is the fastest way to increase or decrease a budget as food and beverage is the highest percentage of your budget.