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Tips and Tricks for Shopping the National Bridal Sale Event

UPDATE: The National Bridal Sales Event has ended, but we still have sale dresses in store through August 17th! Give us a call to schedule an appointment!


It’s Summer and that means its time for The National Bridal Sale Event! The NBSE is the biggest bridal sample sale of the year and we can’t count all the brides who have found their perfect dress during these events! We’ve listed a few tips and tricks for brides-to-be that will help you discover and live your bridal vision!

Why Shop the NBSE?

The National Bridal Sale Event allows brides to purchase a designer wedding gown sample for a reduced price, often 50% – 70% off the retail price of the gown, putting the price of that GORGEOUS dress within the realm of “Epic Bragging Rights.” You will want to tell everyone how well you did!

Defining the Sample Gown

A sample gown is simply a gown that is in stock and is a physical part of a boutique’s collection. They are size and color specific making each dress a one-of-a-kind opportunity. All gowns are new but have been tried on before and therefore may need some light TLC. During a sample sale, gowns are not ordered but purchased directly off the sale floor and taken home the same day! This makes them the perfect solution for Brides with tight planning schedules as it eliminates that 4 – 6 month wait period for an ordered gown.

Tips and Tricks

  1. Book Your Appointment Early

Booking your appointment early is the best way to ensure you get first pick of all the beautiful, off-the-rack gowns available. Appointments fill up quickly so plan ahead. Your desired time may not be available or the day may be fully booked if you call with a same-day appointment request.

2. Know Your Budget Range. Be Prepared To Buy.

Settle on a basic price range before you shop. It is heartbreaking to see a bride try on and fall in love with a gown that is hundreds of dollars outside of her budget. With that in mind, the average (pre-reduced) cost of a wedding gown at Bride ‘N Groom runs between $900 – $2000 so you can be comfortable budgeting below these numbers. Be prepared to make a purchase if you find a dress that sparks your joy. Browsers are often caught unaware when they unwittingly discover The One and didn’t come with the mindset to find it. There is no guarantee that your dress will still be available if you come back for a return appointment.

3. The Hunt!

Having an idea about the vibe you want for your day is wonderful but keep an open mind about the styles you may discover. Everything looks different off the hanger. You may find you love being a princess with all the twirling layers of a ballgown or realize your booty looks great in that fitted gown you thought you could never pull off!

Be aware that bridal sizes and street sizes Do. Not. Correlate. Because designers produce for a global market it is impossible for them to construct their sizing charts to match the vanity sizing used in America. On average a person will come in and find their formal size is 2 – 3 sizes above what they buy at the mall. Please do not let this discourage you. It just means you may have a broader selection of dresses to choose from as each designer has their own sizing chart.

Come prepared.

If you plan on wearing shapewear on your day bring it along or wear it under your daily attire. You may also want to bring a non-traditional bra option such as a strapless or a sticky bra. You want to be able to see, in the closest way possible, how a style will look on your frame and while many gowns now are created in a way that bras can be optional, one can never underestimate the power of good undergarments. If your only bra option aside from a sports bra is a traditional 2 cup strappy, we suggest wearing the strappy. Sports bras are designed to compress and bind the chest and will not provide a realistic fit when trying on formalwear.

Bring 1 or 2 of your most supportive family or friends. Having a full entourage may be fun but during a sample sale having so many differing opinions can weigh a person down and lead to purchasing a gown that may not fully express who YOU are. Bring only those who you know will fully support you and your vision as a bride.

4. Victory!

You found your gown and you said YES!! Celebrate with your crew and share the pics you took with all your best secret keepers.

We’re so excited about our National Bridal Sale happening July 17th-24th, 2021 at our boutique in Downtown Springdale! Make your appointment today as spots are filling up quickly!

I need a National Bridal Sale Appointment!

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National Bridal Sale Event

UPDATE: The National Bridal Sales Event has ended, but we still have sale dresses in store through August 17th! Give us a call to schedule an appointment!


One of our favorite events of the year is the National Bridal Sales Event. This year our sale is July 17-24 and we want you to join us! Be sure to book your appointment soon as spots will fill up quickly!

Who:

Who is this sale for?

  • Any bride who is looking for a special gown for her wedding day!
  • A bride who wants the best deal on her wedding dress.
  • A bride who needs a dress quickly because of her wedding date.
Who is this sale for?
YOU!

What:

Want to know more about the National Bridal Sale?!

  • We are bringing back our Hidden Treasures Collection (This collection includes different dresses from the ones currently on display in our store.)
  • We will have dresses marked at $199, $399, and $799. These dresses were originally $700-$2000.
  • Bridesmaid dresses marked at $25.
  • Free “Bride” beach hat for the first 10 purchases!

During this bridal sale, you will get a great deal on a dress while still getting the full bridal experience.

Where?

Bride ‘N Groom in Downtown Springdale! We just moved to our new location at 317 W. Emma Ave.

When?

July 17th-24th, 2021

Book your appointment below to ensure you have an appointment to shop with us!

Why?

We participate in the National Bridal Sale in order to provide an opportunity for brides with a lower price point to have a wedding they have always dreamed of. We understand that not everyone can drop thousands of dollars on a dress and we are happy to support all of our brides however we can. In this instance, it’s by offering dress at a discounted price during this time!

How?

To ensure that you have the opportunity to shop during this sale, make an appointment today! Spots are already booking quickly. To a make your appointment, click here: I’m Excited to Shop the National Bridal Sale!

To find out more information and/or to see some of our sale dress, visit our Facebook event: National Bride Sale!

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We Moved to Emma!

We couldn’t miss an opportunity to mark our biggest news of 2021!

We’re delighted to announce we have moved to this cute little space on Emma Avenue! After months of working hard behind the scenes with some incredible people (and years of prayer!), this dream is a reality!

We love that we get to remain a part of Downtown Springdale as the community continues to grow and flourish. Bride ‘N Groom has been a part of Springdale since the 1970s and we feel privileged to get to be a part of the past, present, and future of this great city.

Take a Peek Inside

We have posted a few pictures of the outside of our new location on our social media channels, but we are sharing the FIRST inside pictures here on our blog!

One of two dressing rooms in our new space!
We have dresses from size 0 to 28 in stock as well as bridesmaid dresses!
We can’t wait to work with you to find your dream dress & celebrate with you as our newest #BNGBride!
We are so excited to have large windows to decorate and show off our beautiful dresses!

Quick Peek Around

We love looking down Historic Emma Avenue and seeing The Apollo on Emma, one of the great new murals, and more! It’s a gorgeous view all day long.

All photos belong to Bride ‘N Groom

Check Us Out!

We would love for you to come by and check out our new space! We will be having a Grand Opening soon. Check our social media for this event and all the others we have planned.

Schedule an appointment to try on wedding dresses with your close friends and family: I Can’t Wait to Try on Dresses!

Please let us know in the comments if you’ve ever visited us before or if you’re a new friend. Share this post with local friends so they know we are in a great, new location. 💙

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Exciting New Wedding Event Trends

They say Necessity is the mother of Invention – and Trends are just the extroverted cousin of Invention! We are so excited about all the emerging ideas for 2021 weddings because they are so outside the box! Let us forge ahead down the exciting path of a fresh new wedding season and discover the things that lay before us!

Lynch Park Wedding | Massachusetts Wedding Photographers
Lynch Park Wedding Caron & Co. Photography

Micro Weddings

First and foremost: don’t confuse a micro wedding for an elopement. Not The Same Thing. A properly executed micro wedding includes all the things you dream of in a standard traditional wedding, just on a much smaller scale. The defining attribute of a micro wedding is the guest list which includes no more than 50 individuals. The intimate size of a micro wedding allows you to use your wedding budget to its full potential. Spring for that full, lace-edged cathedral veil, the orchids you’ve always loved or those crab cakes from that one caterer that were to die for!

Mattapoisett Micro Wedding Photography » Samantha Melanson: Boston Wedding  Photographer
Samantha Melanson Photography Boston, Massachusetts

Weekday Weddings

You will be amazed at the venue choices available to you by making this one timeline adjustment! A Weekday wedding broadens the date options for your ceremony making those hard to book venues more viable. Many venues offer a mid week discount as well so make sure to ask about their weekday policies.

Welcome Bags

In the past Welcome Bags have been presented to out of town guests as a way to thank them for their travels but are making their way to the forefront as suitable gifts for all invitees. Welcome bags can include things like hand sanitizer, disposable masks, printed programs, chocolates, miniature champagne bottles, thank you notes or other assorted favors.

Wedding Welcome Bags. Crafted in 1-3 Business Days. Hotel Wedding Welc –  Confetti Momma
welcome bags by Confetti Mama

Tea Room or Bistro Style Receptions

Mismatched seating and strategically placed table sizes are a great way to fill a larger space while maintaining an elegant vibe. Use your imagination and mix it up. Variances in table sizes, chair styles, linens or dinnerware will come together to create an unforgettable backdrop for your celebration.

Courtyard Tea Room — Courtyard Tea Room & Map Room Tea Lounge
Courtyard Tea Room Boston, Massachusetts

Reception Menu

Charcuterie boards are a highly popular trend that can be adapted to many reception styles. Serve your guests single-serve portions of delicious locally grown farm-to-table canapes or catered hors d’oeuvres and finger foods.

Backyard Party - Mini Charcuterie Board | Mini cheese boards, Recipes,  Charcuterie
Garden Party Mini Charcuterie Board by Pizzazzerie

Ice Cubes. I said what I said. Ice cubes are being jazzed up with herbs, fruits, vegetables and edible flowers to add a little extra to your tables and we are over the moon for this trend! What an ingenious way to add color to your reception! Use as décor for your chilled wine or bottled water, infuse iced water with all the flavors of your garden or add them to your signature cocktail for a visual delight!

Right to Left, Top to Bottom : Herb and Fruit Infused Cubes, Rose Petal Sangria, Decorative Ice and Summer Drinks , Herbal Ice Cubes

Comfort Food is becoming increasingly popular as a reception option. Think mini grilled cheese with tomato soup, tiny BLTs, french fries, yogurt parfait, warm biscuits, milk and cookies and cocoa stations.

Yogurt Parfait, French Fry Station, Buttermilk Biscuit Bar, Milk and Cookie Table

All your friends had wonderful cakes for their weddings but you’re all caked out and the thought of your own no longer excites you. Shock and amaze your guests with a Cheese Wheel Cake! Super unordinary and quite the conversation starter, decorated layers of artisan cheeses will open a world of flavors for your guests!

Photo by Aaron Delesie Photography via Style Me Pretty

We would love to know what wedding trends for 2021 you are most looking forward to. Comment below and let us know your favorite new way to celebrate!

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Live Wedding Painting

The Artist's Brushes Painting by Gedda Runyon Starlin
The Artist’s Brushes Painting by Gedda Runyon Starlin

Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life and while you can trust that your family and friends will be able to produce from their iphones a plethora of candid images for your scrapbook, the inclusion of a Live Event Painter can provide a unique one-of-a-kind portrait of your day that will capture your memories in a way photography cannot.

Live Event Painters are experienced artists with their own individualistic technique, so when going in search of an artist make sure to view their work or galleries to see their painting style.  If you are unable to find someone local in your area, discuss your venue with your out-of-area artist of choice. You will find that many will travel to your wedding location.

Jane’s Place

Jane Davidian offers Live Wedding Portraits and Commissions through Jane’s Place Fine Art Gallery and Art School located at 2262 S. School Ave in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

davisdrew

davisdrew is an acrylic artist based out of Little Rock, Arkansas.  Her work focuses on creating vibrant stylistic interpretations of people, pets, and places. She travels regularly to complete live wedding paintings.

Cindy Scott Artistry

Image by Cindy Scott Artistry
First dance live wedding painting, Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City MO; 24×36 canvas

Cindy Scott Artistry is based out of Colombia, Missouri and specialized in both Live and Livestream painting

Jenni Lou Art

Image by Jenni Lou Art, live wedding painting, Crooked Willow Farms Sedalia, Colorodo

Jenni Lou Art is based out of Denver, Colorodo with artistic services including Live Painting and Commissions.

Snap Chic Wedding Painting

Image by snapchicweddingpainting
Art by Natalie Pheifer
20″ x 30″
acrylic on canvas

Natalie Pheifer is a professional artist and live wedding painter servicing San Antonio, TX and beyond. 
Snap Chic Wedding Painting is based in Boerne, Texas

National Bridal Sale Sneak Peek!

UPDATE: The National Bridal Sales Event has ended, but we still have sale dresses in store through August 17th! Give us a call to schedule an appointment!


It’s so fun to get a peek behind the curtain of upcoming events & we are happy to let you see what’s coming up!

During our sale July 17-24, we will empty out the storefront and bring in our Hidden Treasures collection which has not yet been in this store on Emma!

Without future ado, here are a few dresses that will be on sale next month!

“Miley” by Pronovias White One features a white mosaic of lace flowers on this illusion bodice. These flowers finish in a deep V-plunge and leads into a fitted waistline and soft tulle skirt topped with fluttering floral placements. Available in a size 12.
Delicate yet alluring, “Almandine” by Sophia Tolli is a soft chiffon slim A-line gown offering a strapless sweetheart neckline, a sheer illusion bodice with visible boning and richly embellished with pewter detailed lace applique, and a back corset. The gathered skirt with asymmetrical handkerchief tiers provides beautiful shape and ethereal movement, and a chapel train. Available in a size 18.
Stunning V-Neck Fit and Flare wedding dress with embroidered appliqués and beading on Chantilly lace with a sheer, scalloped train. A plunging illusion back completes the look. Available in a size 6.
Adorn a look fit for a diva with this gorgeous off-the-shoulder gown. The elegant lace skirt flares beautifully to a full-length trumpet hem and ends with a thigh-high slit and a small train. Available in a size 12.
The sleek, shining satin on Thistle is the picture of bridal perfection. This classic strapless Fit and Flare gown features tantalizing beaded lace sewn onto satin that falls gracefully into a cathedral length train with a scalloped hemline. The sweetheart neckline is universally flattering, as is the romantic corset back. Available in a size 18.
This designer wedding gown by Morilee is accented by a stunning bateau neckline. Modern and sophisticated, this crepe sheath wedding dress features gorgeous crystal beaded back straps and a crystal beaded net belt. Available in store in a size 2.
Crystal beaded edging meets embroidered lace on tulle with scalloped hemline. Available in store in a size 22.
Live out your fairy tale fantasies in Verdite, a gorgeous misty tulle ball gown. This dress features a tiered asymmetrical handkerchief skirt layered for a floating voluminous look, wide horsehair bands with scattered lace motifs and a chapel train. Available in store in a size 8.

In addition to these bridal gowns, we will have a selection of bridesmaid dresses for $25.

Make your appointment today to try on one of these beautiful dresses! Spots are filling up quickly so don’t delay.

National Bridal Sale Appointment

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Sleeves: The Long and Short of It.

To Sleeve or Not to Sleeve? That is the question — Whether ’tis nobler to cover one’s biceps or take arms against a sea of lace and mesh and oppose them.

The Return Of The Long Sleeve

Kate Middleton changed the direction of wedding style in 2011 with her classically tailored gown that included a full lace sleeve. Up to this point very few designers were branching out from the strapless styles that defined the 1990’s.

Photo by Getty Image
Gown Designer: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Sleeves are a great feature for those weddings planned in the cooler months of the year. A long sleeve crepe gown will definitely drive away that evening chill, while a lace sleeve can provide a fun tattoo or illusion effect as the patterns are highlighted by your natural skin tone. Sleeves can have their down sides as well. Those same warm features can be overwhelmingly hot during a mid-summer reception and if you have a more athletic build those guns may feel a bit claustrophobic as designers do not always accommodate for a fuller bicep. Ask about your options. Some designers offer custom measurements, or you could create your own look by choosing a gown that has the ability to have a custom sleeve added.

Stephanie Grace from Sophia Tolli Meghan from Bridget & Bianca
Bride ‘N Groom Private Label

Three Quarter Length Sleeve

The Three Quarter sleeve is a good all season sleeve length. The hem of this sleeve ends just between the wrist and the elbow, ensuring that you will stay cozy without overheating. This sleeve length is also good for casual weddings as they can project a more easy going vibe than their full length counterparts.

Honor from Beloved by Casablanca Mia from Julietta by Morilee

Cap Sleeves

You say you don’t want a sleeve but you do want a little extra coverage? Tada!! Cap Sleeve! Unlike a traditional sleeve, the cap sleeve covers only the tops of the shoulders leaving an open lower armhole that allows for more freedom of movement. Caps are also available as an accessory for strapless gowns. Have them sewn into the bodice or fitted with snaps to create a detachable option for a subtle two-look ensemble.

Musidora from Morilee Moiselle from Julietta by Morilee Lark from Morilee Lorena from Beloved by Casablanca Marquesa from Morilee

Off-the-Shoulder

The Off-the-Shoulder gown has been a go-to style for formal designers since Julia Roberts donned that iconic red opera dress in Pretty Woman. This classic style features a sleeve that sits just below the shoulder line. The look can be expressed in a number of ways from a chic cold shoulder to unique detached sleeves!

Ines by Sophia Tolli, Leighton by Morilee, Louise by Morilee, Lennon by Casablanca Beloved, and Jade by Sophia Tolli

Sleeveless

What’s the difference between sleeveless and strapless? Good question! Unlike their strapless kin the sleeveless gown offers a wide strap that provides a secondary level of support for the bodice. A wider strap can offer more coverage along the neckline or create a clean transition into a deep plunge

Morilee Style 3208 Milly by Morilee Christabel by Sophia Tolli Sailor by Morilee

Spaghetti Straps

Delicate and feminine, these dainty lines of fabric were first worn during the Jazz era to show off all those great shoulders! A Spaghetti Strap can create a surprisingly dramatic neckline and offers light shoulder support for the bodice of your gown.

Sweet by Beloved by Casablanca Caterina by Sophia Tolli Rasia by Morilee

Strapless

Strapless gowns first emerged in the 1930s when actress Libby Holman debuted the style for American couturier Main Rousseau Bocher. In the 1990s designer Vera Wang made the strapless wedding gown her specialty creating a definitive, modern bridal style that endures today.

Gisele by Sophia Tolli Romana by Morilee Hallie by Beloved by Casablanca

Eco Friendly Weddings

Maintaining a small carbon footprint during a wedding can be challenging. There are so many one-time use items associated with pulling off a beautiful affair, but there are several ways you can reduce, reuse and recycle throughout your celebration that will leave your space in the world just as lovely as you found it.

Wedding Invitations

Skip the ordinary invites and choose wedding stationary printed on Recycled or Plantable Papers. Plantable Papers come with seeds imbedded into the fibers, leaving your invited guests with a beautiful reminder of your Celebration to come.

Florals

The Outdoor Wedding has become increasingly popular and what better way to reduce the need for disposable florals by borrowing those already provided to us by Mother Nature herself?

Chairs set up for a wedding ceremony on the Great Lawn at the Botanical  Garden of the Ozarks | Fayetteville, AR Power Tribe … | Botanical gardens,  Botanical, Ozarks
Great Lawn Botanical Gardens of the Ozarks Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sassafras Springs Vineyard - The Knot
The Chapel Ruins Sassafras Winery Springdale, Arkansas

Those beautiful ferns, ivies and blooms that are a must have for your nuptials become instantly more mobile when placed into decorative pots, vases or hanging baskets. Repurpose some of those lovelies by transferring them to your reception tables or food stations.

The Madison Hotel - Venue - Morristown, NJ - WeddingWire
The Madison Hotel Morristown, New Jersey

If your indoor florals aren’t movable consider decorating your tables with adorable potted succulents and mini floral vases to gift as favors to your guests and the end of the night.

Eric Rudd Photography Bloomington, Indiana

Programs

Create a one-of-a-kind program to set up for your guests to view as they arrive. No need to print dozens of paper programs to be discarded or lost by the end of the night. Guests can snap a quick pic to commemorate the day on their social or to read at their leisure while waiting for your I Do’s. Coordinate that look with a menu board at your reception entrance.

Weddings - 2014 Krilo Art
Krilo Art Albany, New York
rustic fall wedding menu giant wood wedding sign
Cappy Hotchkiss Photography New York City, New York

Dinnerware and Linens

Plastic flatware and plates with paper napkins are convenient, but bins of discarded dinnerware everywhere will definitely have an impact on your earth friendly vibe. Ditch those one-time use items and explore rentable dinnerware and linens to create the perfect next level look for your reception!

Somethin’ Borrowed Rogers, Arkansas

Randall Events / Eventures Fayetteville, Arkansas

If you’re having a minimony, consider serving your reception eats on vintage snack plates. These beauties are full of character and were designed for the classic brunch or tea party. An item of generations past they can often be found on ebay or in flea markets and in a multitude of patterns and colors. Reuse again and again for all your festive get togethers.

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Vintage snack plates by Federal Glass Company

No Boring Bouquets

Choosing Bridal Florals can be fun, but what if you’re not vibing with those traditional bouquet images in the florist’s gallery? We jumped down the rabbit hole and collected some of the most non-traditional floral options on the internet to inspire your bridal vision.

Fan Bouquet

Far and beyond, our favorite was this unique fan bouquet by Danish floral designer Estilo Blomsterdesign. Delicate florals and pale greenery come together to create a stunningly modern look

Estilo Moderne Blomsterdesign

Dried Flowers

Dried Flowers are coming into play due to their muted earthy hues, longevity and budget friendly alternative to fresh florals. Dried flowers can last up to a year before loosing their charm while fresh cut florals have a 10-12 day life expectancy. Incorporate grasses, pinecones and other non-traditional elements of nature to make your wedding come alive!

Lanterns

Let your love light the way! Rustic and elegant, lantern bouquets have a natural charm about them. These lovelies shine with vibrant fall colors and could double as small table centerpieces for your reception.

Sola Wood Flowers

Sola Flowers are created with wood shavings from the bark of balsa or tapioca trees. Each flower is hand crafted into life and is 100% natural and sustainable. With proper care these bouquets will last for years to come.

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Bouquet by The Paisley Moon on Etsy

Floral Parasol

The parasol has been in use for thousands of years so it seems only natural that we would adapt them to suit our social events. Whether held by the bride or her bridesmaids they will definitely bring smiles to all. Additionally, they’re just so fun to spin!

Bridesmaids hold parasols instead of flowers. Great for outdoor weddings!
photo by True Photography

Brooch Bouquet

Possibly the bouquet with the most feels. Brooch bouquets often include pieces from the bride’s family. Precious baubles worn by the bride’s mother or grandmother, settle in alongside the occasional tie pin from dad or grandpa. These pieces of love are included with an assortment of vintage and modern accessories to create a one-of-a-kind treasure that will always remind you of home.

image courtesy of Rustic Wedding Chic

Galentine’s Day

I always wonder if Amy Poehler realized the giant that was being unleashed when she introduced Galentine’s Day to the world back in 2010. Since that airing Galentine’s Day has gifted us with a universal time to celebrate the love we have for our BFFs. It’s the one day that allows us to say to all other obligations “Oh sorry, I cant do the 13th that’s Galentine’s and the girls and I are gonna zoom ( Zoom? ) around that night.” Life can take over average weekend plans but an official day with a name is prioritized!

So what can you do with your besties on Galentine’s during a pandemic? Lots of things! Create your own unique experience or try one of the ideas below.

Have a Movie Party! Teleparty (formerly Netflix Party) is a great way to have a socially distanced movie night with all your gal pals! Ready your favorite snacks, put your gals on zoom and settle in for a much needed girl night.

Choose a fun craft to explore! Purchase a premade DIY kit of a craft you’ve been dying to try and Facetime your progress with your best crafty sister. Compare your step-by-step and trade accomplishments as you experience them!

Petit Fours, Dipped Strawberries, French Macaroons, Cookies, and Hot Cocoa Bombs
by Shelby Lynn’s Cake Shoppe Springdale, Arkansas

Custom select goodies from your favorite local patisserie to create a unique gift for each of your ladies. If your local bakery offers delivery for Valentine’s weekend have them individually delivered for a fun surprise!

Pajamas are perfectly cozy gal pal gifts that you can purchase pretty much anywhere. Send your girls matching sets for your movie party or just as a warm reminder of your unique bond.

The Odd Soul
Black Apple Cidery
The 107 on Emma: Big Sexy Food
Springdale, Arkansas

Head out to your favorite socially distanced pub or restaurant and spend a couple hours looking into the actual eyes of your friends! Spend a minute sans masks to enjoy your favorite brew or wine and/or appetizer.

Featured Image from Bridal Shower 101.

Spread the Love Challenge

Never have I craved connection with people more than I do now. My extroverted heart is holding on by experiencing small moments with loved ones during this time. Maybe you’re the same? This past year, I have learned to be innovative in the ways I connect with the people around me. What I’ve always done didn’t work in 2020 and so I worked hard to shake things up! Now I want to encourage you to do the same!

We are so excited for February and our Spread the Love Challenge. We have crafted 28 days of prompts with the hope that we can spur each other on & care for each other in new and creative ways in February.

Take a look at our list of ideas for this month!

Each morning we will share the challenge for the day as a means to embolden us all to love on the people around us: friend, acquaintance, stranger, or love. Join us every day of the month or just occasionally. Each of the ideas are all of varying degrees of money, time, energy, and focus so jump in where you can. I would encourage you to stretch yourself to try things that are outside of your comfort zone! You might discover that some of these activities are practices you have never tried before, but that you want to incorporate them into your life regularly after doing this challenge. Like I said: We want to help you shake things up!

Share a photo and tag us on Instagram (@nwabridengroom) or Facebook (@bridengroomnwa) and use the hashtag #bngspreadthelove! We want to see you living these actions out and share with our community. We may never know the ripple effects of sharing, but each ripple we create can come together to form a wave of hope for so many hearts.


*Please be safe and practice social distancing while you check out these challenges!

Featured Image: Photo by Rakicevic Nenad from Pexels

Best Bridal Under $1000

According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding gown in the US is $1600.

The price of a designer gown can vary widely and is determined by many things. Luxury fabrics, laces and hand sewn embellishments such as sequin, crystals and pearls can all have a factor in the price of Bridal wear. We know that not every bride has $1600 to spend on her perfect dress so we have collected a few of our favorite gowns priced at under $1000 to show you how amazing a frugal wedding gown can look!

MUSIDORA

This Gatsby dream gown is from Morilee, Madeline Gardner. This designer wedding dress has cap sleeves accented by an elegant high neckline. Intricate beadwork is hand stitched on tulle and layered over Chantilly lace giving a glamorous, modern vintage look to this slim, sheath gown. Shown in Nude. 

Orderable in Ivory or Nude

Orderable in sizes 0-28

HONOR

Simple, sexy and chic, Honor is a fit-and-flare silhouette made of modern stretch fabrics that hug the natural curves of the body flawlessly while ensuring comfort. A plunging neckline and low back are balanced by classic three-quarter sleeves, while a silver beaded sash accentuates the natural waist.  Shown in Ivory

Orderable in White or Ivory

Orderable in standard sizes 2 – 28

Orderable in custom measurements for additional charge

RIO

Rio features beautiful translucent bodice adorned with crystal and beading. The flowy chiffon skirt drapes effortlessly from the natural waist.  Buttons along the back complete the look. As an option, this wedding dress is available with the full front bodice lining for a more modest look. Shown in Ivory.

Orderable in Ivory

Orderable in sizes 0 – 28

DELIGHT

Delight is fun and flirty from the sweetheart neckline down to the chapel train. A satin ruched bodice and double cross back spaghetti straps provide visual and structural contrast to the tulle and horsehair ballgown skirt. Shown in Ivory.

Orderable in White or Ivory

Orderable in standard sizes 2 – 28

Orderable in custom measurements for additional charge

Delight from Beloved by Casablanca

MIRIAM

The strapless plunge sweetheart neckline is accented with Diamantè beaded alenáon lace appliquès that cover the form-fitting bodice of this tulle mermaid wedding gown. Miriam is from the Julietta collection by Morilee and is exclusively designed for the plus size bride! This gown can only be ordered in sizes 16 – 32. Shown in Ivory/Light Gold.

Orderable in White, Ivory, or Ivory/Light Gold

Orderable in sizes 16 – 32

LOUISE

This chic, Duchess Satin gown features a straight across neckline with cross pleated bodice detail. Romantic off-the-shoulder detachable cap sleeves adds to the timelessness of this classically tailored Fit N Flare gown. Shown in Ivory.

Orderable in White or Ivory

Orderable in sizes 0-28

SHELBY

Minimalistic in its beauty, this sleek A-Line Satin gown features a dramatic notch neckline with a nude net insert within the narrow plunge.  Satin covered buttons highlight the back by running down the full length of the train. Shown in Smokey Lavender.

 Orderable in White, Ivory or Smokey Lavender

Orderable in sizes 2-28

To Schedule A Bridal Appointment call 479 756 8122

or visit our website at https://www.nwabridengroom.com