Tag: Iowa


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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Homecoming Dress Style 2015
18 Aug 2015

Homecoming Dress Style 2015

Hey Girls!  We’re loving the new dresses for Homecoming 2015!  What will you be wearing for the first big dance of the school year?  It’s time to get to Hope’s and find your perfect style!  Here are a few of our favorites! (Keep in mind our inventory is always changing and is shared between two stores in Davenport, IA and Atkins, IA (outside Cedar Rapids). ...

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Seeking Bridesmaid Dresses Donation Recipients
31 Mar 2015

Seeking Bridesmaid Dresses Donation Recipients

What to do, what to do??? We have so many dresses and just not enough space. We have found great organizations to donate some of our wedding and prom dresses, but we have a large collection of bridesmaid dresses, too. Can you help us find a worthy recipient? We are looking for individuals or organizations that have a use for discontinued sample bridesmaid dresses. Most...

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02 Jan 2015

What is a Trunk Show?

At Hope’s we get SO EXCITED for trunk shows!  But we realize some of our customers are not familiar with them.  You might not know what we are talking about when we say, “You have to come to this designer trunk show!”  So… here’s a little info on these super-fun events that fashionistas love! Trunk shows are special events when designers send their new product...

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New Year Reflections
31 Dec 2014

New Year Reflections

As we close out 2014, we have a lot to be thankful for.  God has showered Hope’s and our family with blessings this year.  We are still amazed that even after owning Hope’s for 29 years, we continue to grow.  We truly are grateful for the wonderful customers who make each day fun, our dedicated, caring staff and the ability to work with our family...

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Honduras Mission Part 2
25 Nov 2014

Honduras Mission Part 2

This post is a follow-up to an earlier post you can read here:  Honduras Mission Part 1 Or, here is a little background information about Open Door Ministries in Honduras: Open Door Ministries Booklet Open Door Ministries offers a safe home for girls who have been victims of horrible circumstances.  As part of the girls’ experience growing and learning at the home, they are blessed...

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Real Weddings by Hope’s Bridal:  Laura and Alex
22 Oct 2014

Real Weddings by Hope’s Bridal: Laura and Alex

For our first Real Weddings by Hope’s blog post, we are featuring my dear friends Laura and Alex.  They are a couple I love and respect, and you can tell they are perfect for each other.  I’m so excited to share their love story with you! One of the passages shared at their September 28, 2013 wedding was from Romans 12:   “Love must be sincere....

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This is me at my wedding to JD on July 21, 2012.  With us from left to right are Ariel, Diane, Mark, and Moriah.  I did NOT make my own dresses for my wedding!  I did DIY my programs and some decorations, though… haha.
09 Oct 2014

Beginnings: An Introduction to Faith, Hope’s, Love

“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Rev. 22:13 Beginnings. As I sit down to consider how to start this blog- Faith, Hope’s, Love- for Hope’s Bridal, I’m thinking about beginnings of different kinds. I’ll be writing about a lot of beginnings: Beginning your wedding planning, beginning your marriage, and beginnings of real Hope’s couples....

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