Monday, January 30, 2017

Special Offer Code for Trousseau: A Bridal Workshop

We are so excited for Trousseau: A Bridal Workshop - the latest installment of popular workshops from the talented ladies at Mint & Lovely! This workshop is for Milwaukee brides only, and will give great tips to make your wedding planning a breeze. Tons of local experts (like us) will help guide attendees though all aspects of the planning process. We Can't Wait!!

Want to join us?

Take a look below for a special offer, just for you!

Click Here to Register

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

BHLDN Gowns, Right Here in Milwaukee

BHLDN is a national bridal brand with an amazing concept. An offshoot of Anthropologie (one of our favorite Third Ward shopping spots!), BHLDN has beautiful bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, and decor. 

For girls who don't want to travel all the way to Chicago or pay downtown Chicago prices (hello, 10% sales tax), we carry many of BHLDN's popular bridal gowns right here in Milwaukee! Even though they're marketed as "BHLDN Exclusives," most of their gowns from Watters or Willowby are also sold in local boutiques. Sometimes, BHLDN will stock them in exclusive colors, but the styles are exactly the same & just as gorgeous in our many color options!

Plus, finding your gown at Miss Ruby means you'll get unmatched customer service & will feel great about putting money back into your local community, rather than a national retailer. 

BHLDN's Rosalind = Wtoo's Madeira

Our Wtoo "Madeira" gown is sampled in a more traditional ivory & looks gorgeous on! 

BHLDN's Elise = Wtoo's Elise

Available beaded or un-beaded, Miss Ruby brides love trying on Elise!

BHLDN's Cassia = Wtoo's Locklin

Our newest Wtoo arrival is the exact same gown, sampled in a creamy champagne tone

BHLDN's Josie = Willowby's Esperance

This bohemian-inspired gown comes in a variety of colors to fit your venue & style!

Click Here to Schedule an Appointment

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Be a Wedding Show Rockstar

As a bride or groom planning a wedding, attending a wedding show should definitely be on your to-do list. It's a great way to meet with lots of talented wedding experts and to get a feel for what vendors you need (or don't need) at your big day. We admit, wedding shows can be overwhelming - but here are a few tips from the experts so that you get the most out of your Wisconsin wedding show experience. 

Have an Open Mind

Nothing is worse that 100's of people trying to sell you something. While that is essentially what happens at wedding shows, we can assure you, not all vendors look at you as a dollar sign. Wedding vendors attend these shows to begin (and build upon) great relationships with couples. While they would probably love for you to commit to purchasing that day, no one expects you to lay down money at the show. Gather information and resources, but don't get stressed about vendors trying to sell, sell, sell. 

Be Kind & Courteous...

Vendors at wedding shows are looking to build great relationships with brides and grooms. Keep in mind, those relationships go both ways. If you act rude, rushed, or have a generally poor attitude during your interaction, vendors will remember. This doesn't mean you need to be overly enthusiastic! Just remember that vendors are there to connect with you, not scam you or give you free things. 

...And Expect the Same in Return

We consider our booth at wedding shows to be an extension of our store, and should provide visitors with an excellent idea of the service and atmosphere that our store provides. Lots of great vendors that we love do exactly the same thing. If you aren't loving the style of a booth or the attitudes of the people in it, use that as a huge hint that they aren't the vendor for you.

Bring Address Labels

Many booths will have a place for you to provide your contact information so that they can keep in touch with you. A lot will also have amazing give-aways that you can only enter to win at the show! To streamline this process, we definitely recommend bringing address labels with your name, contact information, & wedding date. 

Forget to bring labels? Remember to write legibly. You'd be shocked to see how many amazing brides don't win our prizes because we genuinely can't decipher their name or phone number.  

Provide an Email Address

The most effective form of communication between vendors and clients is undoubtably email. It allows everyone to have a written record of your interaction, which helps both parties in the future. We're always a fan of face-to-face interactions, but email is our second favorite form of communication. 

Don't want to receive spam in your personal or work inbox? We don't blame you. Creating an email address for your wedding (ex. is a great way to keep in touch with vendors, receive special offers, and keep your inbox clutter-free. 

Ready to Wedding Show?

Here is a list of some amazing upcoming events

The Grain Exchange Show by Bartolotta Catering
Saturday, January 21st

Open House at The Atrium - Shorewood
Tuesday, January 24th

Open House at The Pritzlaff Building
Thursday, February 22nd

Wedding Talk & Sip Workshop at the Milwaukee Yacht Club
Sunday, February 26th

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thursday, January 5, 2017

2017 Bridesmaids Color Palettes

Our newest gowns from Dessy feature colors and cuts that are right on trend for 2017 and beyond! Take a look below to see how you can mix & match these brand new colors for combinations that are sure to WOW your wedding guests!

Pops of Pink

Mixing different shades of ivory with light pops of blush is a twist on the popular "blush bridesmaids" trend. The result is super chic and unexpected!

Light and Airy

Pastels that feature blues, greens, and warm taupes give your wedding a soft look - we think this could be perfect for a spring, lakeside wedding. 

Bold and Beautiful

For brides who are looking for something different, mixing bold colors will give your wedding a fresh, unique look. We think the mixture of these colors is beautiful - the pop of coral gives it a nautical feel without looking overdone. 

Click Here to Shop Dessy Bridesmaids