Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Gown of the Week for July 24

I almost forgot that it was blog Tuesday. This week is band camp for me. I am busy from 8 to 4 teaching the color guard routines for the football season. So I will pick a gown that is simple but elegant with a short description.

The gown for this week is from the Forever Yours Bridesmaid collection. The satin fabric is available in75 different colors. Yes, that is 75 colors for the main color of the gown and 75 colors for the trim. If I wasn't so tired from being outside in the heat all day, I would tell you how many color combinations are possible. But I will let you figure that out on your own. And if you don't want to figure it out, well we know that it is ALOT!

Also as shown, this gown is available for flower girls and junior bridesmaids. Infant sizes are 12, 18 and 24 months. Toddler's are 2T, 3T, and 4T. Flower girls sizes are 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12 and 14. And finally Junior Bridesmaid sizes are 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16. The Junior sizes are typically for taller girls. Bridesmaid sizes range from 1 to 30.

The simplicity of this gown with the added extra of the buttons going all the way down the back, make this a perfect gown for all occasions. Forever Yours will also offer options such as short, tea length and matching jackets.

Come in to try this one on. It is a real hit!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 17 Gown of the Week

This week I selected a gown for all occasions. This Mary's gown is officially in their Modern Maids or bridesmaid line. It is available in over 50 colors of soft satin. Sizes range from 2 to 30 with pricing starting at $189.

Mary's has also included a matching shrug which makes this a perfect gown for any mothers in the wedding party. It can be ordered to match the bridesmaid or in a coordinating color.

Although this is a great bridesmaid or mother's gown, I have stocked this gown in ivory for informal weddings. We are seeing so many more beach, outdoor and barn weddings. Brides do not want to deal with the huge train at a location where it can be torn or stained. This is also the perfect gown for the simple wedding but with enough extra bling to make the bride stand out.

And who thought is was impossible to have a new gown for under $200? Many brides tend to think that bridal salons only sell the most expensive gowns. I think this is a common misconception due to the prices of gowns that are featured in bridal magazines and on websites. And let's not forget the TV commercial that is constantly telling us they can't be beat. Which is just not true. I have always been very conscious of price points and work very hard to find the right fit for our area. I will not settle for cheaply made product with large price tags. You can be sure that what you find at Rushville Bridal will be more than you expected for the price asked. So don't be afraid to look for alternatives and ask lots of questions. After all, this will be your once in a life time chance to be the bride!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July 10th Gown of the Week

The feature gown for this week has been around for quite some time for the bridal industry.  Most designers will create new designs twice per year.  Collections will vary by designers but usually new collections will include 12-20 new gowns.  In order to make room for the new gowns, some older styles will need to be discontinued.  Many gowns will have a two to three year run in the collection.  If the gown is a very poor seller, it may be discontinued within the first year while the best sellers may be available for five or more years.

Our gown for today is from the very first Davinci Bridal collection in the spring of 2004!!  This gown has been in production for almost 10 years which is very rare for the bridal business.  And it is still one of the most popular styles to be tried on at my store.  I have other gowns that have been available for several years but are very rarely tried on.

This gown features an off the shoulder neckline with a heavily beaded bodice with scalloped lace edges.  Attached at the basque waist is a multi-layered tulle skirt.  The full tulle skirt has lace appliques, pearls and sequins.  The hem line has the matching scalloped lace edges.  This design is continued onto the full cathedral length train.
I believe this spectacular gown is still popular for many of its features.  First it is hard to find off the shoulder gowns.  Although some brides and designers consider this a hard fit, it is still very popular.  Second, is the full tulle skirt.  Many brides who want to princess or Cinderella look, fall in love with this gown.  There are many designers who make full ballgowns but many do not use the tulle skirt.  Third, is the price.  If you compare this gown to other designers with this much beading and number of layers of the skirt, the price will easily be in the $1000 range.  But Davinci has always been conscious about making beautiful gowns at reasonable prices.  This gown starts at $670!! As always the price can vary depending upon things like the size ordered, shipping costs and delivery options.

So if this looks like the gown of your dreams, I highly recommend coming in to try it on.
If this is not the style you are looking for, check out the Davinci website with all their available gowns at www.davincibridal.com .

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Gown of the Week for July 3, 2012

The second edition of my Gown of the Week features a beautiful bridal gown from Moonlight. Although I love the designs from Moonlight, I am more impressed with their use of fabrics and embellishments. Every gown has some aspect that draws the eye. For this gown that is the studded rhinestone belt at the waistline. This belt is sewn into the gown and is completed with a bow at the back. Since it is sold as part of the gown, there is no additional charge for this belt. The strapless sweetheart neckline gown is made from bridal satin. This is one of the softest satin fabrics available. The full skirt completes the gown featuring a large gather for that extra flair every bride is looking for. Moonlight gowns may be found at www.moonlightbridal.com . Gowns from this designer are available in a wide variety of sizes and colors. Another unique aspect of Moonlight gowns are the custom changes they will make to all their designs. They will change necklines or train lengths, add sleeves and alter patterns on skirts. This will truly make your gown a one-of-a-kind creation!
As an added bonus, I found this gorgeous picture of a feathered fascinator. I have several styles of headpieces also known as fascinators in the store. These have become as popular as tiaras. The fascinators feature feathers, rhinestones, pearls, netting, flowers and much more. There is definitely something to fit every bride's personality! Fascinators have a wide range of prices, styles and sizes so shop early enough to order your special selection if needed. Although accessories usually do not require as long as gowns to order, they will take approximately one month to arrive in the store.