From Our Consultants

To Steam or Not to Steam

January 6, 2015
steamed gownShould you have your wedding gown steamed? That seems to be the question a lot of brides are asking recently. Here are some reasons why you we think you should definitely have your wedding dress steamed before your big day. First, let’s start by talking about your wedding dress arriving to Charlotte’s. The designer of […]

7 Ways for Perfect Skin on Your Big Day

January 1, 2015
faceWhen it comes to your wedding day you have everything planned perfectly to the last detail, including your overall beauty plan. Every bride wants perfect skin on her big day and in her photos. You don’t have to spend tons of money on expensive products to have great skin.  In fact, the best way to […]

Shopping for your Bridesmaid & MOB Dresses

August 1, 2014
114919_017_Hero_mother_of_the_bride_dresses_2014It is the end of summer, which is so hard to believe! A lot of people are coming into the shop with last minute details that they are trying to complete before the wedding day. Multiple times a day moms and bridesmaids walk into the store needing a dress. When we ask them when the […]

Arriving for Your Bridal Appointment

July 29, 2014
woman running with clock in hand, LateYour appointment time is set for 12:30pm. When do you arrive? Normally, for any other appointment you would want to arrive early, for example 12:15. But the bridal world is a bit different. You don’t necessarily need to arrive early for your appointment. Let me explain. At Charlotte’s, we book bridal appointments in an hour […]

Common Mistakes of Summer Brides

various colored folding hand-held fansIt is always good to be prepared and have everything planned out to a “T” for your wedding. Of course, it is always best to have a wedding planner to help you with everything so you are not stressing on your big day. However, we are human and we forget things. From my experience as […]

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 […]