Friday, June 23, 2017

Our Newest Bridesmaids Dresses

Looking for something fresh for your bridesmaids? Below are our favorite New Arrivals! Available in many different color options, we have a feeling that these dresses are going to be a hit with 2018 bridesmaids!

Bari Jay 1730

An on-trend neckline that bridesmaids will want to wear. 

Our Color Choice: 
Order this dress in Blush Gold for a dimensional, shimmery look.


Studio Design 4518

Sheer details will compliment any bridal gown with an illusion neckline

Our Color Choice: 
Burgundy is a classic color choice for fall & winter weddings. 



Studio Design 4516

A unique neckline is perfect for busty bridesmaids who don't want to feel matronly

Our Color Choice: 
Order this dress in Heather, a dusty purple that works in any season and venue. 


Try these on in person!

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Monday, June 19, 2017

Milwaukee's National Bridal Sale - FAQ's


Save the Date! Milwaukee's National Bridal Sale is coming to Miss Ruby Boutique! This annual event is perfect for brides who want their entire wedding to look fabulous on a budget. 

Want to know exactly what to expect? Take a look below for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the sale. 

What is the National Bridal Sale Event?

The National Bridal Sale Event is a nation-wide event where bridal retailers clear their racks and give area brides the best bargains possible. Miss Ruby Boutique is proud to be a part of this event once again. We're proud to bring this event to Milwaukee brides. 

When Does The Sale Run?

Our sale is taking place Tuesday, July 11th - Sunday, July 16th by appointment. During this week, you'll find great deals on nearly everything we have in store, including bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, veils, belts, accessories, and more!

What Will Be On Sale?

Our Bridal Gowns will be available off-the-rack for incredibly low prices - starting at just $99
Bridesmaids dresses will also be available off-the-rack for as low as $25!
Designer off-the-rack accessories will be marked down storewide, and brides will also receive 10% off any accessory order.

Will I Save Money if I Order a Brand New Dress?

Our markdowns are for off-the-rack styles only. With that said, we always have $100 off weekday bridal gown orders and first appointment bridesmaid dress orders. Ask your stylist for more details. 

Are Appointments Required?

Appointments are required to try on bridal gowns. 

Appointments are highly recommended to try on bridesmaids dresses, as we can only guarantee a fitting room and a stylist for those with appointments. If you want to browse our bridesmaid sale selection, appointments are not required. However, please be aware that without an appointment you may have to wait several minutes for someone to help you or a fitting room to open up. 

How Do I Get The Best Deal?

Our store is very busy during the sale, so we suggest shopping EARLY! We suggest stopping by Tuesday afternoon to get the biggest selection and the best deals. 

Want To Have First Dibs on The Best Styles?

Visit our Facebook Event for exclusive previews of what's on sale. If you see something you like (with a price you like even more), our event followers will get to purchase sale items before the sale even starts!

Will My Favorite Dress Be On Sale?

There's only one way to find out! 

Email us at info@missrubyboutique.com or call (414) 755-2900 to see if your favorite style made the cut!!

Milwaukee's National Bridal Sale
July 11th - July 16th

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Friday, June 16, 2017

The Risk of Renting Bridesmaids Dresses

Websites have been popping up lately that provide bridesmaids with what seems like a quick and easy solution to their wedding day woes. These sites offer bridesmaid dress rentals. Not unlike how grooms rent tuxes, the logic behind it is that cash-strapped bridesmaids can save money by borrowing their dress and sending it back after the "I Do." 

While it sounds like a great idea, we know a lot about bridesmaids dresses. After some simple investigating, there are definitely risks that these websites are trying to downplay. Read below to find out the very real risks you take by renting a bridesmaids dress instead of buying. 

1. Sparse Inventory


When you choose to rent a bridesmaid dress, know that you are going to get slim pickings in regards to colors and styles. While these websites do have styles from popular brands, they don't have as many styles as a store. The reason is simple - it takes a lot of space to store even just one of every size, color, and style dress. 

Even if you find a dress you are loving online, you are getting limited color options. A Watters bridesmaids dress we found on a rental website was available in 6 colors. You can order the same dress at Miss Ruby Boutique in 31 colors. 



2. Zero Plus Size Options


This was perhaps the most surprising thing we found on bridesmaid rental websites. Most bridesmaids designers offer sizes that range from 0 - 26, including the designers that these websites carry. The Watters dress we found is available for order at Miss Ruby up to a size 24. 

The rental? An 18 was the largest size offered, making this process challenging and unfair for curvier bridesmaids. 


3. No Alterations Allowed


Alterations are typically necessary when it comes to bridesmaids dresses. Most of the time, dresses need to be altered for a perfect fit. Very few girls get away without any alterations, and even girls measuring exactly into a certain size still may need the straps taken up or a few tweaks for a perfect fit. 

Absolutely no alterations are allowed on rental dresses. The rental sites say that 90% of customers have a "perfect fit." Even when sized accurately by professionals, 90% of bridesmaids need some alterations to fit perfect in their dress. 


4. Tall Bridesmaids Only


The biggest concern is undoubtedly the length. These websites claim that their "regular length" is perfect for someone 5'1" - 5'5". The regular length dresses are actually made to fit girls up to 5'8" in height so they typically are too long on people who aren't 5'7" or above.

A hem is the most common bridesmaid alteration. Think about it - if a girl who is 5'5" orders the same dress as a girl 5"1", its going to be at least 4" long on the shorter girl. Unless you want your bridesmaids tripping all over themselves down the aisle, purchasing is a better bet than renting. 


5. Additional Costs Everywhere


Bridesmaids will come in to our store with a long list of styles they are liking online, only to try them on and hate how they look in real life. These websites offer a "try on" option so that you can test styles out before committing to rent them. However this service costs up to $20 per dress! 

From a purely economical standpoint, if you try on 5 styles, decide on one, and then pay the rental fee, you're not saving any money by renting. Plus, what if you don't like any of the styles you try on? 


6. Walking on Eggshells at the Wedding


Weddings are the time when the bride, groom, and all their friends can let loose and enjoy the dance floor and (hopefully open) bar. Sure, the rental websites state that normal wear is expected.  But because your dress will need to be returned, it will be your job the whole night to keep your dress pristine. 

Bridesmaids that buy can have a "who cares?" attitude after pictures are taken. Girls who rent don't have that luxury - They'll be the ones sitting on the sidelines so that they don't tear the hem on the dance floor. 


Buying Vs. Renting


Buying a gown from a boutique is an experience best shared with friends. While online shopping is great for Saturday nights on the couch, we think weddings are more special. Buying a dress ensures that you will be the most presentable and most fun version of yourself at your friend's wedding. 

Want a bridesmaids dress for a bargain? Visit check out our National Bridal Sale Day Facebook Group for a look at our bridesmaids dresses that are now only $20!

Don't worry, we won't make you pay to try them on!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Milwaukee's Best Rehearsal Dinner Venues

The rehearsal dinner is a great opportunity for you, your groom, and your families to come together and celebrate your wedding in a more relaxed and low-key way. Finding the perfect place to hold your rehearsal dinner is an essential part of planning your big day. 

Depending on your wedding style, here are our picks for
Milwaukee's Best Rehearsal Dinner Venues

For the Trendy Bride


If you are a genuine trend-setter, you want your non-traditional wedding to be small and unforgettable. You'll want to have your rehearsal dinner in a place that is a true hidden gem. Our choice for you is Ardent, located on Milwaukee's East Side. 

This intimate dining experience blends the earthy with contemporary, with a comfortable and casual mood that is perfect for intimate conversations. They offer customized dining experiences for parties of up to 20, with special wine and menu pairings to make for the perfect rehearsal dinner. 



For the Traditional Bride


If you are a Traditional Bride, you want every element of the wedding to be the best, including the rehearsal dinner. For brides who don't want to stray from the norm, but still want something delicious and unforgettable, the Milwaukee Chophouse is the place for you. 

This sleek and sophisticated steak house is located in the heart of Milwaukee's downtown. It offers personally sourced, hand selected Midwestern ingredients. They offer private dining rooms so that your friends and family can dine in an intimate, exclusive setting. 



For the Unique Bride


Unique brides want to put their own spin on everything. Every step of the way, they want their wedding planning process to be as special and as unexpected as they are! For these brides, C. 1880 in the always unique Walker's Point area of Milwaukee is the perfect rehearsal dinner spot!

This unique, chef-run restaurant describes itself as "intimate, romantic, and adventurous,"which already conjures up ideas of whats to come. Their private dining room holds 4 - 14 comfortably, and offers dining, wine pairings, and your own private entrance. 



For the Boho Bride


Bohemian brides are free spirits who want everything about their wedding to have an earthy, natural, and relaxed beauty. For brides who want relaxed sophistication, we recommend Wolf Peach for a rehearsal dinner venue. 

Set atop a hillside in Milwaukee's beeline district, Wolf Peach sources all its ingredients from local artisans as well as their own off-site farm and 1,000 square foot garden. Their back-to-basic approach to food creates a fresh, unique, seasonal menu. They can accommodate up to 50 guests for a private, seated dinners. 


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Monday, June 5, 2017

Customizing Your Bridal Gown


Brides are always wishing that they could take elements of one dress and add it to another. They are also always surprised when we tell them, it's totally possible!!

The Pippin Gown by Wtoo has been one of our best sellers, and brides across the country have put their own spin on this dress to make it their own. We're using this dress as an example of how you can create the dress of your dreams - literally!

Read on to see how you can easily
Customize Your Bridal Gown


Color


With champagne and blush colored gowns rising in popularity, more and more designers are offering their gowns in different colors. Changing the color of the lining (usually leaving the lace an ivory) is usually free of charge and allows you to create the perfect wedding day look. 

Exact same dress - different color linings (left: rose gold, right: ivory) 

Our Tip: 
If you want the lace to "pop" choose a blush or champagne color. 
Ivory linings will create a more subtle and traditional look. 


Sleeves & Straps


This is one that usually surprises brides. While strapless dresses usually can't be ordered with straps already attached, they are fairly easy for seamstress to make and attach to your dress.

We can always order extra yards of your gown's fabric so that your straps match perfectly. Or, a seamstress can sometimes save the fabric that she hems from the bottom of your dress. Either way, this easy change is definitely one brides love.


Our Tip: 
Decide ahead of time if you want your straps to be functional (hold the dress up)
or just for decoration (such as the off-the-shoulder straps above).

Train Length


If you have fallen in love with a dress but wish it had a longer train, don't be afraid to ask your Miss Ruby stylist if it's possible to add extra train length. Most designers offer this as an option. However, keep in mind that more fabric almost always equals more money. Lengthening the train of a gown often starts at $150.

Alternatively, if you are a bride who isn't a fan of a long train, they can also be removed. This is something a seamstress would almost always have to do for you. Or, if you're on the fence, adding a bustle gives you a long train for the ceremony and gets it out of the way for the reception.


Our Tip: 
Be 100% sure before getting rid of your train.
Often, bustling is enough for brides.

Neckline

While this isn't the most common change, it's one that we hear brides wanting from time to time. Often, brides fall in love with a sweetheart neckline and are disappointed when the dress of their dreams doesn't have it.

This is another custom change that a seamstress can be put in charge of. Wtoo's Pippin gown has a modified (or small) sweetheart shape. Below is a photo of a real bride who had her's altered to create a more dramatic neckline.


Our Tip: 
Lower sweetheart = a lot more cleavage.
Be sure you want to commit to a lower neckline and decide exactly how low.




Photo Credits: real wedding gown photos from Weddingbee.com

Friday, May 26, 2017

Bridal Appointment Etiquette (For Friends & Family)

Bridal gown shopping is rarely a solo experience! Bride's often invite their closest friends and family for moral support and to make them feel included in the wedding planning process. If you have been invited to a bridal appointment with your daughter, sister, niece, cousin, or bestie, we have a few words of advice to make the entire experience a positive one! 

Read on for our 4 Basics of Bridal Appointment Etiquette (For Guests)

1. Be Mindful of Her Budget

We see this happen all the time. The bride will tell their stylist that they want to stick to a certain budget, but friends and family insist that they try on gowns that are 3-times what the bride wants to spend. Even if it is "Just for fun!" or "Just to try!" it never ends well. 

There are beautiful dresses in every budget. However, dresses that are higher-end tend to have different fabrics that aren't available at a lower price. If a bride puts on a dress she can never afford, it can make the dresses she can afford seem lackluster and unexciting. We've seen it happen and it's heartbreaking! Unless you're willing to personally pay for the dress, only pick dresses within the bride's price point. 

Unless you're Carrie Bradshaw, leave the $10,000 dress on the hanger!


2. Let the Bride Have an Input

This is another one that breaks our heart! Many times, a bride will put on a dress in the fitting room and tell her stylists immediately how amazing it makes her feel! With a smile on her face, she will walk out in the dress and the first thing someone says is,"Well, this one is awful!" or some other negative remark. The bride then feels obligated to dislike the dress, even if deep down she is in love with it. 

The bride's input should always come first. She brought you along to give your opinion, but she did not bring you along to choose the dress for her. Listen to her opinion first and tailor your reaction accordingly. 

Give the bride a few minutes to form her own opinion before anyone else in the party gives their input.

3. Be Honest but Be Positive

People always ask our stylists, "Have you ever told a bride that she looked good in a dress when she didn't?" We honestly reply "Never." When a bride loves a dress and adores how she looks in it, her confidence is what makes her look like a bride! 

As a friend or family member, keep this in mind. Don't point out the bride's every flaw in every dress. Most of the time, she is in a dress that doesn't fit her, doesn't have the proper undergarments, and lots of other things that she is aware of. I've had a mom point out her daughter's "arm fat" in every strapless dress. I've had friends obsess over how "tight the dress looks" when the sample is 3 sizes too small for the bride. Put the entire look in perspective. Focus on the positive. Give the bride harsh criticism if (and only if) she asks for it explicitly. 

Why make a bride feel bad about herself? Tell her 3 positive things about how she looks. 

4. Let Her Say "Yes"

Let's set the scene: The bride is in a perfect dress. It is the only one she has loved, the only dress that made her tear up, & the only dress that she can see herself marrying her fiancĂ© in. She says, "This is the one! I'm saying Yes!" Instead of celebrating, her friend says, "You can't say YES yet! I'm not done shopping!" The bride's face falls & you can see all of the happiness and excitement melt away. The magical moment that every bride is looking for? She just had it, and now it's gone forever. 

This happens probably once a month at our boutique.  

Friends and family often don't realize the impact they have on a bride's shopping experience. They can make it or break it. Please, don't be the one that breaks it. Be supportive, be caring, and let her find the dress of her dreams. 

She finds her dress, you get to celebrate with a champagne toast (win-win!)
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Monday, May 22, 2017

Bridesmaid Appointment Etiquette

We love helping bridesmaids find the perfect dress or dresses that bring the bride's wedding vision to life! A week ago, we posted about the 5 Basics of Bridal Appointment Etiquette. Here are a few pieces of advice to make the bridesmaids shopping process easier for everyone involved!

Read below to learn our 
6 Basics of Bridesmaids Appointment Etiquette

1. Don't Overwhelm Yourself with Options

We have hundreds (literally hundreds!) of bridesmaids dresses to try on in our store. Nothing starts a bridesmaids appointment off on the wrong foot more than the bride (or bridesmaids) insisting they try on everything. Not only is it impossible, it also becomes a huge chore about halfway through. Limit yourself to a few different options per girl at the beginning of the appointment. Once you have them on & know what you are looking for, your stylist can then steer you in the right direction. 



2. Be Mindful of the Other Bridesmaids

Whether you were friends before or are total strangers, keep the feelings of your fellow bridesmaids in mind during the appointment. Saying a dress is "so cheap" when it is at the top of someone's budget or saying how the size you order is "huge" when someone is ordering a larger size than you is a quick & easy way to hurt feelings. Even if they aren't your close friends, be mindful of their preferences and opinions while dress shopping. 


3. Don't Expect a Dress to be the Perfect Size or Color

Most bridal stores are not able to carry the same dress in multiple sizes and colors. In a store like ours, the bridesmaids dress companies send us one of each dress (usually in a size 8 - 12) in whatever colors they consider stylish for that season. We then take your measurements for the perfect size and use swatches to determine the perfect color. 

Luckily, we now have samples that range in size from 4 - 24. We also have a wide selection of colors so that you can see how a color swatch looks when it is actually on a dress. However, 99% of the time, the dress sample you fall in love with won't be your perfect size or color in our store. 


4. Don't Overbook Yourself

Like we said before, we have a huge variety of options at our store. Often when bridesmaids "shop around," they tend to get very overwhelmed & the fun of shopping is lost. Rather than booking 4 appointments all over town, we recommend booking at one boutique and making it a fun & stress free day.


5. Be Aware of Your Surroundings

We want everyone to feel at home in our boutique! However, don't treat our store like it is actually your house! We have walked into bridesmaids fitting rooms and seen a thousand dollars worth of bridesmaids dresses strewn all over the floor, stepped on, & in a state of disarray. Yikes! 

Your consultant is happy to clean up after you, but make it easy on her by hanging the dresses back up when you are done with them.


6. Save Happy Hour for After

After you find a bridesmaids dress & get your order started, by all means, go out and celebrate! However, getting tipsy with your bridesmaids BEFORE your bridesmaid appointment is a definite no-no. We have had brides who have started Happy Hour well before they arrived at Miss Ruby, and it makes for an awkward experience for the consultant, the other appointments, and especially the bridesmaids. Drink up afterwards, not before!


Monday, May 15, 2017

Bridal Appointment Etiquette

When it comes to bridal appointments, our stylists have seen it all! While we don't expect everyone to know exactly how the bridal gown shopping process works, here are a few key tips to prepare you for  a fun & stress free shopping experience!

Take a look at the list below for our 5 Basics of Bridal Appointment Etiquette. 

1. Make An Appointment

Most bridal boutiques (including Miss Ruby) are by appointment only. The reason isn't to keep guests out. We like to make sure that we have a fitting room ready for you and a consultant available to answer any questions you may have. We've found that 99% of brides who come in to "just browse" end up also wanting to try on a dress or ask questions about the dresses that they're seeing. 

Similarly, if you find your dress at another store, don't hesitate to call to cancel your appointment! We often have waiting lists for appointments, so by canceling, you are allowing another bride to potentially find her dream dress, too. Treat bridal appointments the same way you would treat a hair appointment with your favorite stylist. 

2. Be Honest (But Be Polite!) 

We say this time and time again - The dresses do not have feelings, so don't feel bad telling your consultant what you do like or don't like about a dress! With that said, tearing down a dress (that may be the favorite of the bride next to you) can make for an awkward moment. Remember, every dress is perfect for someone's wedding. There are ways to say that you don't like a dress that won't offend anybody in earshot. 

3. Be Aware of Your Surroundings

We often have 3-4 bridal appointments going on at one time. It's always nice to be mindful of and kind to the brides you are sharing our store with. For example, we once had a bride repeatedly complain (very loudly) that she was "WAY too skinny to fit into anything" while a few feet away, a fuller-figured bride was feeling down for having the opposite problem. Your bridal appointment is your day to be the center of attention. But please be mindful of others in the process. 

4. Talk to Your Consultant

Your consultant is there to be your helping hand throughout the bridal gown ordering process & to help you find the dress of your dreams. She is not there to make you feel pressured or more nervous. If you have questions - ASK! We know a lot about wedding gowns, but we don't expect our brides to. If you are confused about something, speak up! We would rather answer your question in store than have it become an issue later in your wedding planning process. Also, if you have found a gown elsewhere you really love - BE HONEST.  This will only help your stylist find the gown best for you!

5. Don't Overbook Yourself & Don't be Late

We see brides all the time who have a day jam-packed with bridal appointments. They are typically rushing out of their appointment early or arriving to their appointment late because there is entirely too much on their schedule for the day. 

Brides who do this are setting themselves up for added stress and ultimately failure. How can you fall in love with a dress when you are constantly watching the clock? Allow yourself time to breathe, relax, get lunch, and whatever else will make the day easier for you. One or two positive appointments is MUCH better than 4-5 appointments that quickly become a blur. If you do happen to be running late for the appointment make sure to call the boutique & give them a heads up.

Friday, May 12, 2017

5 Tips for Pregnant Bridesmaids

Getting married happens in a very exciting time in life! When most women get engaged, they are often also in the process of buying a house, making career changes, moving across the country, or thinking about starting a family. The best part? So are her friends! 

It's no surprise that in nearly all of the bridesmaids parties we are working with, at least one of the bridesmaids is pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant during the wedding planning process. 

Here are our
5 Tips for Pregnant Bridesmaids


1. Choosing The Right Style

If you're planning on being pregnant at the wedding, it's important to choose the right style. Hint: A tight, formfitting, cocktail length dress might not be the best option. 

We find that dresses with empire waistlines (which hit right under the bust) are the most flattering for pregnant bridesmaids. If you can't find a perfect dress in that style, most waistlines can be raised by a seamstress in alterations to accommodate a baby bump. 


2. Choosing the Right Size

This section could warrant its own blog post entirely. The truth is, when it comes to sizing for pregnant bridesmaids, there is no one-size-fits-all answer. It's a little bit of a guessing game and even the most seasoned bridal stylists needs your help in determining the correct size.

We typically recommend ordering a dress that is 2-3 sizes larger than your normal dress size. While this may sound really big to some, we always error on the side of caution. Dresses can easily be taken in and are very difficult to let out. With that said, you know your body better than anyone. Speak up and get the size that you feel the most comfortable ordering. 


3. Choosing the Right Length

If you are on the taller side (5' 8" or over) you may need to choose a dress that is able to be ordered with extra length. Usually, taller girls have no problem with our dresses hitting at the right point. However, add a baby bump to the mix and suddenly that hem-line starts to become troublesome. 

Luckily, nearly all of our dresses can be ordered with an extra 5" of length for a minimal additional fee (usually $20). This will make sure your dress isn't too short with baby in the way!


4. Choosing the Right Fabric

It should come as no surprise that a tight, formfitting dress with stiff, structured fabric doesn't make for the most maternity friendly dress. Luckily, the biggest trend right now in bridesmaids dress fabrics is chiffon, which is light, airy, and super flattering if you are expecting. Talk to the bride and see if she's open to a soft, flowy fabric.


5. Choosing to Enjoy Your Body!

This one is the most important! We have heard brides and bridesmaids worry that their pregnant friend will look "different" from the other bridesmaids. She will! And that's a great thing!!

Being a mom-to-be is a lot like being a bride-to-be. It's an incredibly exciting time that can be overwhelming at times. Just like we tell brides, keep everything in perspective. Remember, as a pregnant bridesmaid you will look extra gorgeous, have an extra glow, and will have photos of this special time in your life forever. Embrace it! 


We have tons of Maternity-friendly styles in store!

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Our Stylist's Favorite Wedding Trends

The Miss Ruby Team is full of talented & stylish ladies (and gentleman!) who know a few things about what makes a wedding great. They talk weddings all the time, so they are always in-the-know about what makes for an on-trend wedding day. 

- Read on for Their Favorite Wedding Trends - 

Adrianna

Adrianna is a bride-to-be herself, so she is perhaps the best one to talk to about wedding trends. "Blush tones are my favorite," she said, "They make for the perfect color combination, especially for Spring and Summer weddings." 



Sara

Sara has a great take on what makes a wedding memorable. Her favorite trend? "I once saw a photo of a couple who make their grandma's the flower girls in their wedding, and thought that it was so cute!" 




Braylee

Braylee's favorite trend is something that our brides LOVE! "Maybe it's just because I can't keep plants alive but I love succulents!" She said they're best mixed with colors like blush, purple, or coral "but not all at once!"



Hillary

Hillary's favorite color trend is one that is slowly taking the bridal world by storm. "Rose gold is just pink, but all grown up," she said. The best way to incorporate it? She told us small touches, like jewelry, hair accessories, or the edging on a veil is just the right amount. 



Jimmy


Everyone already knows that Jimmy's favorite wedding trend is an open bar. When asked for his second favorite trend, he said, "I love when people have animals at their weddings! One of my brides told me she had a goat at her wedding and I was so jealous!"


Monday, May 1, 2017

Non-Traditonal Wedding Gown Colors

The idea of wearing a white wedding gown has only been around for about 160 years, when Queen Victoria opted for a cream lace look for her 1840 wedding. Before that, brides wore dresses that spanned across the entire color spectrum, mostly choosing from whatever was in their closet. 

So, if you’re not into the whole white dress concept, you have hundreds of other colors to choose from! Below we list some pieces we have in store that are non-traditionally bridal – but in the best way possible!

Champagne


Champagne gowns give your wedding day look a golden touch. This color works well with many different skin tones, especially if you have a naturally warmer tone (like naturally tan skin or caramel highlights in you hair). This look is soft and still traditional - with just a little bit of a bohemian vibe. 


Blush


The newest trend in wedding-dress colors, blush wedding gowns are rising in popularity. They have a soft and romantic look that is more bold and whimsical than an ivory- or champagne-colored dress. These dresses are for the true girly-girl bride who still has a fashionista edge. 



Gray

In our boutique, this color is called "oyster" by our designers. This is a less popular wedding dress color, but we have a feeling that will change very soon. A dress with grey-tones looks silver, especially when paired with beading and embellishment. For brides who want to be ahead of the trend & look incredibly glam - this one is for you!






Completely Non-Traditional

We tell brides all the time - "find a gown that looks and feels like YOU" - if that means throwing tradition to the wind and wearing a totally different color, then we say go for it! It might be harder to find, luckily local designer Aeva has dyed Miss Ruby gowns before and they have turned out perfectly! This trend is for brides who aren't afraid of making a statement and being themselves. 





Photo Credits: Champagne - Love Blush Bridal / Aria Dress / Southern Bride Magazine - Blush - Ting Makeup / Wtoo Bridal - Gray - Wtoo Bridal - Non-Traditional - Studio 29 Photography / Aeva

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