From Our Consultants

New Trend: Vintage Tropical

May 14, 2014
vintage tropicalI love weddings!  Lately, I have seen a lot of brides with similar wedding themes and styles.  So whenever something new and exciting pops up, I get intrigued and want to know more.  Only a few brides have talked about a “vintage tropical” themed wedding. Okay I’ll admit it, I made this theme up.  I just took it from parts […]

15 Non-Traditional Wedding Guest Book Ideas

rocksThe wedding guest book is one of the smaller details of your wedding, but it can also be one of the most creative and memorable keepsakes!   Sure, the guest book keeps track of everyone who came to the wedding and they get to say a little something to the bride and groom, but instead […]

Finding the Perfect Gown… For Your Wedding Vow Renewal!

April 22, 2014
8424_main_detailCongratulations! You’ve been happily married for 10, 25, or maybe even 50 years and you would like to renew your vows.  I’m sure many questions are going through your mind and you are probably wondering what the proper attire for this special occasion is. Here are some ideas on what to wear for your vow renewal. Honestly, there are no […]

Finding Your Wedding Style

December 18, 2013
bride in wine cellarIt’s busy season here at Charlotte’s and I see various brides who are very detail oriented and come to their appointment already knowing exactly what they want.  Then there are brides who are more laid back and are willing to try on anything and everything to find the right gown; they haven’t given much thought […]

Wedding Day Accessories: Alternatives to the Traditional Veil

December 1, 2013
flower braideAs a bridal consultant, part of my job after the bride finds her perfect dress is to ask her about accessories. After asking if she wants to try the dress on with a veil, the most common response seems to be: do I have to wear a veil? The answer to this question is “Absolutely Not!” It is your […]

You’re Engaged! Now What? The First Steps to Planning Your Wedding

November 14, 2013
I Said YesHe pops the question, you say yes, and all of the sudden you have a ring on your finger! You’re engaged!! It’s the moment that almost every girl has pictured in her head since she was little. The next few moments are a mix of emotions, excitement, and love. Then it hits you:  planning a […]

Budgeting for Your Dream Wedding Dress!

November 4, 2013
budgetingLets start from square one… What is a budget? The definition of a budget is “an amount of money available for spending that is based on a plan for how it will be spent.” In the bridal world, your budget is the amount of money that you are comfortable spending on your wedding. Why are […]

Wedding Gown Inspiration from the 2013 Emmy Awards Red Carpet

October 30, 2013
Malin AkermanThe 2013 awards show season kicked off last month with the 65th Annual Emmy Awards and as usual, the ladies on the red carpet did not disappoint!  If you’re recently engaged, the red carpet is a great place to get inspiration for your perfect wedding gown! This year, our favorite stars from television’s hottest shows […]

Wedding Gown Trends for 2014

September 19, 2013
illusionI have noticed a lot of brides coming to their appointments with specific requests for their dress lately. Since it’s just about that time of year again I thought I would look up the trends for the upcoming 2014 season. This is what I found: One trend I know everyone is going crazy for right […]

6 Common “Mistakes” Brides Make When Shopping for Their Wedding Gown

August 31, 2013
bridal entourageBefore entering into the blissful world of wedding dress shopping there are some things you will want to take into consideration. There are several “mistakes” that brides make when shopping for their wedding dress that I see all of the time. They mainly happen because brides aren’t aware of the situations to avoid. So before […]