Tips


14 Nov 2016

Ceremony of Wedding Vow Renewal

This is a post written for our audience by a guest writer associated with Honeyfund.com, a site that allows couples to crowd source for their wedding or honeymoon. There are many reasons why a couple would choose to renew their wedding vows. Perhaps they were unable to have the wedding of their dreams at the time they were married. Or perhaps there were important family...

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5 Tips for More Flattering Poses in Your Wedding Dress
11 Jul 2016

5 Tips for More Flattering Poses in Your Wedding Dress

By Guest Blogger Lacey Hauptman If you’ve ever been a part of a wedding photo shoot, or any photo shoot for that matter, you’d know how difficult it is to get a decent photo that puts your best assets in a good light. You’ll painfully scan through thousands of photos with awkward smiles, critiquing what you see as a bloated tummy, flabby arms, and so...

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Buyer Beware: Alivia’s Online Prom Dress Nightmare
17 May 2016

Buyer Beware: Alivia’s Online Prom Dress Nightmare

We see it all too often, a sweet customer stressed and upset because she tried to purchase a dress online.  Sometimes her dress isn’t what she expected.  Sometimes the dress doesn’t fit and there is no way to return it or alter it.  Sometimes it just doesn’t show up at all. Online prom dress shopping is risky business. This is one prom customer’s experience.  We...

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I Got it From My Mama!  Mothers Dresses at Hope’s
25 Feb 2016

I Got it From My Mama! Mothers Dresses at Hope’s

What will Mom be wearing for your big day?  She deserves to look and feel beautiful as she “gives you away.”  Joan, who was recently a mother of the groom herself, hand-picked some styles for the mother who wants to be stylish!  Here are her favorite mothers dresses at Hope’s right now.   Come visit us to see more options for that special woman in...

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13 Feb 2016

A Valentine to Remember: Preserve her Gown!

This makes the perfect Valentine’s present for the recent bride!  If you aren’t familiar with gown preservation, check our previous post with details on how to preserve her gown –> here <–! Also, it would be an extremely thoughtful and sentimental gift if you were to preserve Mom’s or Grandma’s gown to last for future generations.  It’s never too late!  One of our staff members...

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The women.
23 Sep 2015

Falling in Love: Fall Wedding Inspiration

Happy first day of FALL!  In honor of many people’s favorite season, here is a little color inspiration for those brides planning a fall wedding!  Of course, you are free to do ANY color you wish for your wedding, but here are some of our favorite shades for this cider-sipping, apple-picking, pumpkin-carving season! Whatever you choose for your fall wedding, it’s sure to be gorgeous! ...

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Are you getting what you pay for when you order online?
03 Sep 2015

Buyer Beware: Purchasing Authentic Bridal and Formalwear

Photo from www.knockoffnightmares.com – see more at their website or Facebook page. “While online shopping is always risky, buying a wedding dress online may be biggest gamble of them all. Still, many brides-to-be will scour the internet in search of tempting discounts or convincing counterfeit gowns. But if you dare to order that dream dress online, you may well receive a truly unrecognizable garment in...

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Bridal Gown Alterations: What to Expect
16 Jun 2015

Bridal Gown Alterations: What to Expect

When it comes to your bridal gown fittings, what should you expect? To many of you, this is the first time you’ve ever had anything altered, let alone a wedding gown! The following is a summary of what to expect when having alterations done to your bridal gown. Even if you do not choose to have your alterations done with us, this information will be...

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Summer Wedding Tips
08 Jun 2015

Summer Wedding Tips

Summer is still a couple of weeks away OFFICIALLY, but if you’re like us, it’s already in full force now that school is out and the weather is heating up! Summer weddings are super popular and FUN (Mom and Dad celebrate their anniversary Thursday and JD and I got married in July!), but they do bring some of their own challenges. Here’s how to handle...

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Wedding Dress Re-Purposing
23 Feb 2015

What to do with Your Wedding Dress after the Wedding

We often get the question, “What do I do with this dress now that the wedding is over?”  Here are some ideas for those of you who have a new last name and beautiful (and likely DIRTY) wedding dress on your hands! 1.  After spending the money and creating lasting memories in the gown, most women want to hold onto their dresses and protect them...

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