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Jill Welch Photography/All You Need to Know About the Dress Part II/Columbus GA Wedding Photographer/Columbus GA Photographer/Wedding Dress Columbus GA

April 30, 2011

I hope everyone had a great Easter!  My family went camping in North Georgia and had a blast!  Further below are a few pics from our trip, but most importantly,  More Great Tips on how to choose the most important decor of your wedding – THE DRESS!   Today’s advice is from Marie Huffstutler of Marie’s April Showers on 14th Avenue in Columbus.  Check out her coupon, at end of post, to save $200 off of a regular priced in- store bridal purchase or 10-15% off  special order gowns! And Marie’s  has tuxedos!  Our gorgeous model, Ashly Pilcher, a December bride and salesperson for Marie, will be happy to show you their latest bridal collection.

Also, please remember to subscribe (at left of page.)  This weekend’s subscribers will be the last to be entered into the drawing for a $30 gift card from Cheddars Restaurant!  And be on the look out for my next post featuring a fun engagement session at Callaway Gardens with Kristen and Cliff (who will make Ft. Benning their home after a fall wedding in Ohio.)

Now, more about that dress!

 

 

 

 

JW:  How should a bride determine what style dress to
choose from?  Are there certain guidelines that
determine who can wear what?

THERE ARE STYLES THAT ARE MORE FLATTERING ON CERTAIN BODY
TYPES AND THE BEST WAY TO DETERMINE THIS IS TO GO INTO A
BRIDAL SHOP AND TRY ON STYLES THAT YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN
TO SEE WHICH LOOK BEST.

JW:  I’m sure that in today’s economy a prominent
factor in choosing a gown is the price.  What is the
average price that a bride can expect to
spend to on a well made, attractive gown and are there any
ways to save money?

BRIDAL GOWNS VARY IN PRICE STARTING AT 100 GOING UP FROM
THERE INTO THE 1000’S. IF YOU WANT TO SAVE MONEY THE BEST
THING TO DO IS TO SHOP AROUND. MANY OF YOUR BRIDAL MAGAZINES
ARE GOING TO FEATURE SOME OF YOUR HIGHEST PRICED DRESSES. IF
SOMEONE FALLS IN LOVE WITH A PARTICULAR STYLE, THEY CAN SHOP
AROUND AND FIND THE SAME STYLE WITH A DIFFERENT DESIGNER,
USUALLY,FOR A MUCH CHEAPER COST. BRIDAL MAGAZINES CHARGE A
PREMIUM FOR ADVERTISEMENTS.COMPANIES WHO CHARGE A HIGHER
PRICE FOR THEIR DRESSES ARE THE ONES WHO CAN ADVERTISE MORE
BECAUSE THEY ARE CHARGING THE BUYER FOR THOSE
ADVERTISEMENTS.

JW:  How far in advance should a bride purchase her
gown and what is the timeline for delivery of the gown after
final alterations?

BRIDES NEED TO BEGIN LOOKING FOR THEIR WEDDING GOWN AT
LEAST 6 MONTHS BEFORE THEIR WEDDING DATE. MOST COMPANIES
TAKE AT LEAST 3 MONTHS TO MAKE/DELIVER THE WEDDING GOWNS,
SOME COMPANIES TAKE AS LONG AS 4 TO 5 MONTHS. FINAL
ALTERATIONS CAN TAKE A LONG TIME, ESPECIALLY IF THE
SEAMSTRESS IS WORKING SEVERAL DIFFERENT ITEMS. MOST OF THE
TIME ALTERATIONS SHOULD NOT TAKE OVER A MONTH, EVEN IF THE
BRIDE HAS TO MEET WITH THE SEAMSTRESS SEVERAL TIMES. BRIDES
ON A SHORT TIMELINE OR WHO HAVE A SMALLER BUDGET CAN STILL
FIND THEIR DREAM WEDDING GOWN BY BUYING OFF THE RACK. THE
DRESSES ARE KEPT IN GOOD CONDITION AND ARE THE SAME DESIGNER
DRESSES, USUALLY AT A MORE AFFORDABLE PRICE.

JW:  Marie’s April Showers is a beautiful store and
appears to have a great selection.  Can you tell me
what other products you offer in addition to bridal
gowns?

WE ARE A BRIDAL AND FORMAL SHOP, CATERING TO EVERYTHING
FROM BRIDAL TO PROM. WE OFFER BRIDAL, BRIDESMAIDS,JUNIOR
BRIDESMAIDS, MOTHER’S, FLOWERGIRLS,PROM, AND ANY FORMAL
OCCASION DRESSES. WE ALSO OFFER TUXEDO RENTALS FOR BRIDAL
AND FORMAL EVENTS ALL YEAR AROUND.

I got a really cool shot of this bobcat (stuffed, thank goodness) at an outdoor store in Blairesville, GA.   I thought he was simply amazing, and so lifelike I wanted to take him home and stare into those amazing eyes for hours.


Until next time,

Jill

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