Friday, March 30, 2012

We love Pinterest

We have been obsessed with Pinterest lately. Most of you probably are is so fun! Don't miss our featured designer boards where you can view all of the gowns/dresses that we have at the boutique. It is a great way to peruse the hundreds of styles that we have! You'll also find wedding inspirations and other little fun ideas.  Click here to check it out. Happy pinning!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Dress of the week

Watters & Watters 1211
Charming soft-satin v-neck dress with back bow detail, shirred waistband and soft pleated a-line skirt with pockets. Dress falls above the knee and is also available in floor length. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Chicago bridal market - new gowns, bridesmaids dresses & more!

We just returned from our yearly visit to the National Bridal Market with huge smiles on our faces! We had such a blast meeting all of the designers and selecting new and fabulous styles for next season. We ordered so many fabulous gowns & bridesmaid dresses that we can hardly contain our excitement! We've added several new bridal gown & bridesmaid collections so you are going to have even more to choose from than ever before!  So many vintage-inspired bridal gowns that will blow your mind! Here is a look at our trip and a sneak peek at what you can expect to arrive at Miss Ruby over the next few months:

Owners Pauline & Erin with our favorite designer, Robert Bullock

Check out the open back on this lace Robert Bullock gown!

Erin editing our collection - we only pick the BEST gowns!

Kelli shopping the newest veils from Jennifer Leigh

You asked for it and we answered - we are now offering Wtoo Bridal!

One of our favorites from our newest designer - Rina di Montella

Metallic lace bridesmaid dress by Dessy

 Another request from you! A bridesmaid dress with high-low hem by Dessy

Kelli with the famous David Tutera

You ask for the Bari Jay bridesmaid collection so we have ordered it -
dresses will arrive by June but starting now we can take orders.

Vintage glam lace gowns by James Clifford (the REAL Jim Hjelm) will arrive soon too!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Bridesmaid dress remix

Siri Chantal Dress
Here is the perfect look for your next spring gathering!  We paired the adorable Siri Chantal dress with a lightweight striped sweater, an espadrille wedge & a faux-leather handbag. Adorable right? Got a bridal or baby shower coming up? Graduation party? Now you know what to wear!

(Sweater, handbag & shoes from ModCloth)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Just in . . .

The Willow Gown by Alyne Bridal by Rivini is in! We have been waiting for this dress for months and are so excited that it is finally here! The luxurious silk dupioni gown features a subtle sweetheart neckline & a fitted bodice that gently drapes along waist & hips and then flows into a flared skirt with asymmetrical pickups. The waist is accented with a black satin sash. Breathtaking!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Vintage inspired bridal clutches by Jaxie are here

We just received a wonderful collection of vintage-inspired bridal clutches by Jaxie.  The glamorous clutches feature feathers, brooches, crystals and more and are moderately priced at $105-150.  The clutches pair so well with our vintage-inspired gowns and to top it off they are handmade right here in Milwaukee! They are the perfect size for all of your essentials on wedding day. Not a bride but still love the clutches? Pick one up for your next bridal shower gift!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Just in . . .

The Vera Gown by Alyne Bridal by Rivini arrived this week. This stunning gown features a very unique silver embroidered lace fabric on the modified ball gown & v-neck bodice. The sheer v-neckline drops low in the back with covered buttons along the zipper. The waist is accented with a black satin belt & a stylized bow along with a gorgeous crystal applique and the skirt boasts voluminous hand-tufted soft pickups. The Vera gown is a must see! So beautiful!

Monday, March 19, 2012

What if my bridesmaids live out of town? No problem!

We have had many brides comment that they have hesitated to shop at Miss Ruby for bridesmaid dresses because their bridesmaids do not live in the Milwaukee area and are scattered all over the place. We work with bridesmaids and brides, wherever they may be, all of the time and offer an ordering/shipping option for those out of town ladies that makes the process super easy and painless! So there really is no need to shop at a large, chain bridal shop if your maids live out of town. Your bridesmaids will get the same one-on-one attention that we offer all of our customers without having to visit the boutique. Something most of the larger chain stores are unable to offer.

It may seem like a daunting task when your maids are scattered about, but when ordering at Miss Ruby we actually make it extremely easy on everyone!  When you visit us we will help you select a dress or dresses that work well for everyone. Feel free to bring along the bridesmaids that live in the area. But if you don't have any in the area you can try on the dresses yourself. If you like the dress on yourself your bridesmaids are sure to as well!

Once you have selected a dress just let your bridesmaids know that they can give us a call to place their order. We recommend giving them a deadline so that all maids will place their order in a timely fashion.  They will just need to provide us with their measurements (bust/waist/hip/height), which they can get at a professional seamstress or tailor in their area. With their measurements we will be able to determine the appropriate size to order. All of the ordering & payment can be done over the phone. And when the dresses arrive we will ship them directly to the bridesmaids. Pretty easy!! We will also keep you (the bride) updated throughout the process. So you have no need to worry about anything!

We do highly recommend that you order ALL of your bridesmaid dresses from the same boutique for several reasons. By ordering the dresses together it will ensure that all of your dresses will arrive at the same time and that all of your bridesmaids will actually get their dresses on time! And it also will reduce the risk of having the fabric color vary among the dresses. When the dress orders are placed from one boutique the dresses are made with fabric from the same dye lot so color won't vary among the dresses.

We make the process very easy on the entire bridal party and keep the bride updated throughout the process. We've worked with hundreds of out of town bridesmaids and we'd love to assist you with yours!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Just in . . .

Alvina Valenta 9244 arrived this week and we are in love! The chantilly lace sheath bridesmaid dress features a draped strapless sweetheart neckline with a ribbon at the waist. Choose from black, silver, ivory & espresso lace. In ivory this dress makes a super fun rehearsal dress!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Design your own veil this weekend

Design your own veil at our Jennifer Leigh trunk show this weekend!
Choose your color, length, trim, details & more!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Jaxie Clutches Coming Soon

She's wowed us with her glamorous bridal belts & hair accessories and now we've got even more to look forward to! Jaxie has introduced a collection of bridal clutches that will be arriving at Miss Ruby very soon. We'll make sure to let you know once these beauties arrive at the boutique! We can't wait!