Bridal Elegance


December 2015

David Tutera

David Tutera is one of our wedding designers here at Bridal Elegance. You might know him from TV’s show, My Fair Wedding and CELEBration. A little about David Tutera, he got his start when his grandfather encouraged him to pursue his artistic ability, in which ever way that took him. So, at the age of 19 David opened up his very own event planning business and that is how it all began. His name soon became popular because of the unique elegance and style of his wedding planning. He now has very impressive clients such as Jennifer Lopez, the Official Post Grammy Parties in New York, private events in the White House, Rolling Stones, and many others.

David Tutera is a man of wonders; he is a wedding planner, bridal fashion designer, designer, author, and professional speaker. David works with Mon Cheri designer Martin Thornburg to create a variety of gorgeous, fashionable gowns with high quality fabrics and hand-beaded Swarovski crystals. You can come into Bridal Elegance to see these beautiful gowns in person and find the dress of your dreams.


Bridesmaid Dresses

Finding your bridesmaid dress is a fun and important part in planning your wedding. And brides, just so you know, typically your bridesmaids pay for their own dress, shoes, and accessories. This takes off a little stress and saves you money. So, bring in your ladies and have them be your personal models and Barbie dolls for the day.

Length and Style

There are a few aspects of finding perfect bridesmaids dresses to keep in mind, such as, length, style, color, and fabric. Come prepared with the colors you are wanting for your wedding and the feel of your wedding. Usually, the longer the dress is the more formal the wedding is. You have many options when it comes to length; you have knee-high, a hi-low skirt, tea length skirt and floor length. The length is up to you, the bride, and what style and feel you are wanting for your wedding. The style of a dress is similar to that of a wedding gown, meaning you can find a sweetheart neckline, or a mermaid silhouette, when looking for a bridesmaid dress.

Color and Fabric

Another part to keep in mind is color, which goes along with the type of fabric you want. Color is important to know because it helps set the mood of your wedding and helps figure out whether you want your ladies to be dressed in those exact colors or dressed in different shades of the colors. There are between 40 and 60 colors that your bridesmaid dress can come in, the numbers vary depending on the fabric of the dress. Fabrics include taffeta, which is a crisp, smooth fabric made of satin, and chiffon, which is a lightweight, sheer and soft silk fabric. Another type is satin with tulle, which is typical in a tea length dress.

Keep in mind that picking bridesmaid dresses is all up to you as the bride, what you want in style and color. So, have fun with this! Make it a special outing for you and the girls! Have them come in and try on dresses for you to give an in person idea of what you are imagining for your special day. Book a bridesmaid appointment today or just stop in, we are all here to help make your day perfect!

Preserving Your Gown

In order to have your beautiful wedding gown be passed on from generation to generation you must preserve it. Preserving a gown means getting it cleaned and packed away. Cleaning the gown is the most important part so don’t wait until the honeymoon is over because that gives stains more time to sink in, therefore making it harder to get out. When you bring your wedding gown in to be preserved, make sure to tell them of ALL loose beading, or stains that they need to be aware of. Also, know the right questions to ask, if you must sign a release or disclaimer, because a good preservation company will guarantee everything down to the tiniest of beads. Also, ask about a warranty or how the company will repay you for any damage to your gown. There are a lot of factors to take notice of when thinking about preserving your gown.  If you let your dress hang in your closet or in the attic it will have such a negative affect on your dress. The affects include: yellowing, permanent creasing, mildew, mold, oxidation spots (brown spots), light, and dust all may occur.

The wedding preservation kit we offer is through the Wedding Gown Preservation Company that began in 1913 and is very trusted. The kit includes prepaid gown cleaning and preservation having up to three items: Veil and/or headpiece, detachable train, jacket, ring pillow, money bag, purse, handkerchief, gloves, and a garter. It also includes a white gloss finish preservation chest, deluxe shipping container, $500 declared value, 100 year certificate of guarantee and prepaid shipping both ways (Continental U.S). There is a Celebrity Line Upgrade that you may choose, which is your gown is packaged in unbleached muslin, you will get a silver preservation chest, the dress will be hand pressed, and $1,500 declared value. This is recommended for silk gowns and gowns valued over $1,000.

Visit the website for more information and a video that shows you how they preserve a wedding gown.



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