Shop Talk

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

July 26, 2014
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 […]

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 […]

Finding the Perfect Wedding Shoes!

August 23, 2013
his and her shoesLet the hunt begin! After finding the perfect dress this is an ideal time to start looking for long-anticipated wedding shoes! Most people I have talked with have given very little thought to what shoes they will wear, while others come in with shoes in hand and say, “now let’s match the dress!” There are […]

A Bachelorette Party for the Not-So-Wild Bride

June 7, 2013
slumber partyA bachelorette party is the perfect way to let loose and have a ton of fun before the wedding! Racing from bar to bar in scanty clothes can be a silly and great way to go a little crazy before the big day, but not every bride is interested in dancing on tables or going […]

Wedding Dress Shopping Spree

May 20, 2013
back lobby 2Let’s be honest…  just about every girl loves a good shopping spree! But when it comes to wedding gowns, a shopping spree has the potential to make everything more complicated.  We all know how draining an entire day of shopping can be. A full day of wedding dress shopping intensifies that fatigued feeling because you’re […]

Something Old, Something New… Wedding Traditions

April 16, 2013
blue shoesI think every bride knows of the saying, “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue,” but not a lot of people know where it comes from and the meaning behind it.  The full poem goes: Something old, something new Something borrowed, something blue And a silver sixpence in your shoe. A sixpence is […]

Happy Valentine’s Day: Let’s Talk About Pink Weddings!

February 14, 2013
pink weddingThe color pink has been a prominent shade in wedding color palettes forever, but it seems we’re seeing more and more of the color recently.  And what better time of year than around Valentine’s Day to talk about the color pink at weddings! First, let’s talk about the pink wedding gown trend!  Blush was all […]

The Best Celebrity Weddings of 2012!

January 15, 2013
holding hands2012 was an exciting year: we had the election, a Superstorm, and news of a Royal baby-on-the-way!  While we didn’t have a Royal Wedding to look forward to, there were still dozens of lavish celebrity weddings that surprised, intrigued and inspired us.  Here’s a look back at just a few of our favorite celebrity weddings […]