Thursday, January 31, 2013


 5th annual Evening of Bridal Luxury.
March 14, 2013-Thursday
At The Westin Galleria
Tickets: for brides $15,
$10 guest
Grooms are free
$50 for VIPs

Benefiting Dress for Success Houston and Women of Wardrobe


(Bridal gowns, runway show, cakes, tasty bites, floral designs, and much more!)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bridal Extravaganza 2013

We are so excited to announce that we are the winners for Best of Bridal: Womens Fashion 2013!
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Wedding Do it Yourself

1. Mason Jars with candles are always an adorbale, chic, cheap cost for extra lighting.

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2. Christmas lights are also a great low cost that can add so much elegance to an outdoor wedding.
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3. Purchase some vintage clear flower vases from an antique store, and add some paint for a pop of color, and then you can have a lower cost on flowers as well.

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4. Put together cheap gifts for wedding party, order supplies from a wholesale shop.
 Groomsman gift 'baskets'.
5. Use items you may have around your house, and can find at the dollar store to paint for the welcome table. Pinned Image
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7. Food coloring can add a pop of color, and lovely classic touch to your centerpieces.
Food coloring in the water is an easy little twist.
8. Use fake flowers, string, and a styrofoam ball for extra decoration to hang throughout the reception, or even the ceremony for an amazing low cost.
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9. Use ribbon, tulle, or burlap! They are all a great way to add your wedding colors and fun flair, in your altar backdrop, a pop of color at the reception, or even those little details you are looking for!
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10. Make your own bouquet, either purchase your flowers at wholesale, and make your own. Or be crafty and creative!
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Budgeting for your wedding

Wedding cost today can add up so quickly, this list we hope can give you some great ideas on how to cut the cost of your wedding if you are on a tight budget.

1. Cut down the guest list, remember you are paying per head for food,alcohol, tables and chairs sometimes. Plus, you have the cost of invitations, RSVPs , and stamps!
2. Have your wedding on an off season, or on a friday or sunday. The price to rent the venue will sometimes be cut in half or more!
3. Pick a venue that speaks for itself, then you won't have the extra cost of flowers, and decorations.
4. Hire a wedding coordinator, although you will have that as an extra expense, you will have someone taking care of every detail on the day of, and she can help you stay within your budget
5. Make a priority list, and stick to it. If you write down things most important to you, and stick to that, it will help you from adding extra cost of limos, and higher end items.
6. Get crafty, and do things yourself. Take the extra time, and shop around antique stores, and cheap online wholesale websites for decorations. Even gifts for wedding guest, make them yourself, and give one gift per couple. You can make the signs yourself, and if you are REALLY crafty, make your own invitations!
7. Double duty: use your bridesmaids bouquets as centerpieces for your tables. Your wedding coordinator will be happy to help you achieve this!
8. Shop sample sells for wedding gowns, or find bridal stores that is a one stop shop, they will be more willing to offer discounts, and free things. (Houston Bridal Gallery offers: storage of your dress until your wedding day, also, we have an in house seamstress)
9. Ask for help and see if any of your friends know good photographers, bands, caterers, etc. Friend referrals are always great for the company, and for yourself.
10. Have bigger tables at your reception. You will be able to seat more at one table, while spending less on rentals for tables/chairs/linens/centerpieces.
11. Offer beer,wine, and a signature drink, instead of an open bar.
12. Buy flowers that are in season, they will be a lot cheaper. Speak with your florist about staying within your budget, and possibly making your bridesmaids bouquets smaller, or adding more greenery to look fuller.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Hottest Bridesmaid 2013 Trends

The new thing in Bridesmaid Fashion:
Each girl wearing different colors/mixmatched styles:
If this can be achieved, this is an ADORABLE look. But a bride has to be very careful when chosing this bridal party decision. This can definately save on cost for the bridal party, but is a very tricky style to achieve. If a bride has too many bridesmaids, it can be overwhelming for the bride, and the decisions made. Although, I know the bridal party likes having the choice of picking a dress they feel comfortable in.
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Color blocking:
Color blocking is all the rage on the fashion runways, so it's no wonder it has become popular for bridesmaids. It is fun and flirt, and great for the brides! By color blocking, brides need to be careful not to overdue it. Select one light color, and one dark color that compliments eachother.
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Lace has definately always been a trend with weddings gowns, but lately has become to new hip style for the bridal party as well. It is such a soft, vintage, and feminine flair!

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Illusion Neckline:
This trend is hot with both wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses. It can be thought of as having two necklines with one look. The sheer neckline usually covers a sweet heart neckline, which adds intrigue and allows modesty. It is such a fantasic choice for bridesmaids gowns, because it looks great on everyone, even the girls with a larger bust.
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Justin Alexander Trunk Show

Justin Alexander Bridal 

Introducing beauty and glamour at an affordable price, view
Justin Alexander Signature Spring 2013 collection and best sellers, and
you'll be sure to find the gown of your dreams! Enjoy a special
trunk show discount!

Don't miss out! Make your appointment now!
Hours: Friday and Saturday 10am-6pm
7951 Katy Freeway Suite E
Houston, Tx 77024

Monday, January 21, 2013

Gift for our brides!

We now are giving out an adorable Lila Frances monogram hanger to each bride who purchases her dress at the store! We are obsessed with them, and how cute they photograph with their dress on the day of the wedding. We are excited to be giving such a personal gift, with their new last names on them.


We offer new sizes!

We are so excited to announce that we are finally introducing 3 new Essense of Australia gowns in women's sizes! (Left - Sample size 18, Center - Sample size 22, Right (Coming Soon) - Sample size 20).

Photo: Introducing 3 new Essense of Australia gowns in women's sizes! (Left - Sample size 18, Center - Sample size 22, Right (Coming Soon) - Sample size 20)

Bridal Extravaganza

We had such a wonderul time at Houston Bridal Extravaganza, and were so happy to be apart of it! Robyn had the chance to meet Randy Fenoli from Say Yes to the Dress.  Our booth was definitely the best looking bridal shop's booth at the Bridal Extravaganza!


Loss in Bridal Community

Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and colleagues of Manuel Mota, creative director for Pronovias for the past 23 years. Manuel Mota passed away January eighth, at the age of 46 at his home near Barcelona. His innovative designs and artistic visions will always be remembered in the bridal community.