Ramblings of A Bridal Store Owner.

This week has been a busy week at the store. But I feel like that’s true for every week.  We welcomed several brides into the Once Upon A Time Weddings #bridetribe this month already!

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just over five weeks away.  Amber decorated the store for the holidays this week and it looks so festive and cheery.  It’s been such a mild fall that it’s hard to believe that Christmas is so close.

I love owning a bridal store.  I know I’ve said that before.  But I want to talk to you about having a bridal experience.  We work really hard to give brides an unforgettable experience.  From the atmosphere of our store, to the expertise of the staff, to our exclusive wedding gowns.  It’s all part of your gown finding experience.

But lately we’ve had brides into the store who are big fans of Say Yes to The Dress.  While I think that show is entertaining there are a couple three things to keep in mind when shopping for your gown.

1.     Most brides don’t have an instant knowing that this is THE ONE.  It usually is a gradual feeling.  They like the gown, they can picture getting married in it.  The longer they are in the gown, the more in love they fall with the gown.

2.     Not every mom cries.  I’ve had a few brides get upset when their mom isn’t in tears.  But honestly every one responds differently to emotional situations.  It doesn’t mean she doesn’t love it or that she doesn’t want you to purchase it.

3.     You don’t have to bring a large entourage to make it an experience.  Bring those who you absolutely must have present to make a decision.  You can do a bridal reveal party after the decision has been made and the pressure is off.  We really want your opinion to shine through loudest at the end of the appointment.  Sometimes that’s difficult with a large entourage.

We are gearing up for our Christmas Soiree event on December 1st from 7-9PM.  This event will be an evening of champagne, food, free swag and hanging out.  It’s our way of saying thanks for another great year in business.  We’d love for you to join us, even if you haven’t purchased your gown from our store.   We also have several other wedding vendors who will be participating with us.  You must RSVP to come but it’s completely FREE to attend.  Email us at info@onceuponatimeweddings.ca or calling the store at 519.245.7997.

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We also have our Santa is Coming to Once Upon A Time Weddings promotion.  We are giving one bride a FREE gown!! Purchase your gown between now and the end of December and you’ll be entered the draw.  One lucky bride will receive a FULL refund {minus the sales tax}.  See in store for full details.