Evie Young Designer Debut & Madi Lane Trunkshow

Here’s the pretty little PSA for the event:

About: Guess what? Madi Lane has a little sister. She’s called Evie Young. They both are designed by Liz Young in Gold Coast Australia.

We picked up the line back in February 2020 before the whole covid thing happens via private showing from the designer. We are so grateful because both Chicago Bridal Market in March and New York Bridal Fashion Week were canceled and the new line business was halted.

We were supposed to do a big giant debut with fashion show and everything at our shop during the 2020 summer but looking like crowds are a bad idea right now…. 😀

So why not call in the gowns and do a little roll out. We truly are very excited about this designer. As you know, Madi Lane’s quality and designs are impeccable. So it’s only fitting to bring in her little sister who is a boho babe at heart.

All the Evie and Madi new gowns are arriving in August 2020 for 2021 brides but we couldn’t wait. We wanna show them to 2020 brides to do a little promotion since we get to reopen the shop on May 1st.

What: Evie Young Designer Debut & Madi Lane Fall 2020 Trunkshow

When & Where: May 14th – May 25th at Bitsy Bridal (by Appointment only – covid sanitization guidelines apply.)

Ship Dates: Normal Ship dates are at 16-20 weeks but we have rush options (additional cost) and designer in-stock inventory. Select dresses can arrive as fast as June 22, 2020 so that we can still host our 2020 brides.

Price Range: $1899 – $2499 on both lines

Promotions: 15% off all ML and EY gowns + $100 Accessory and Veil Credit during first visit with purchase (Normally we only do 10% off for the trunk show but why not have a little bit more fun this time with the new designer debut)

Modest and Temple Ready options: We order the fabric straight from the designer to make the dress modest with our in-house alterations and custom design team. Please check our previous brides on our blog and our website for our team’s talent and inspo. Our modest build up works start at $500, not including the gown and fabric.

How to Book: We are by appointment only (We literally locked the shop and nobody is there to minimize the risk of infections)…

Here’s the link to book and please make sure you follow our sanitization guidelines listed on our appointment page

QUESTIONS? Text us at 801-699-2571 or email us at info@bitsybridal.com

Here’s the list of gowns we have till the memorial day. Please note that our full in-house collection is not available until August 2020. These gowns are on loan straight from the designer.

Evie Youngs

Jagger

Quest

Breeze


Ember

Rocco in Ivory

Topaz

Zaine

Jett

Dylan

Rogue

Arrow

Sierra

Madi Lanes

Alden

Abigail

Arlo

Addie


Adelaide

Amira


Adley


Airlee


Alma


Aria


Arwen


Avalon


Aubrey


Austin


Asher


Alayne

Aiden

Aryn

XO,

Pam

2020 Blush by Hayley Paige Trunkshow

Oh hello, it’s a trunkshow time with Blush by Hayley Paige.

The best of the best: the iconic Hayley Paige gowns for sure!!

Date: Feb 28th to March 8th

Time: Shop hours, we are still appointment only. Book your appointment here.

Price Range: Dresses are between $2300 to $3500

Promotion: 10% of trunkshow discount on all the Hayley Paige gowns during our promotion period.

What gowns will be here? In addition to our permanent collection, there are a few more gorgeousness be making the trip. Scroll to the end of the post for more photos. Please inquire with the shop if you are interested in the particular gown.

What’s a trunkshow? Trunkshow is when we bring in one of our top designers to highlight the gowns for a period of time. So usually we have double or triple the amount of gowns in-store for you to try on. As a shop, we get to look at more gowns to bring in as permanent collection too. So if you are a big fan of that particular line, you have way more selection and then take the advantage of the trunk show discount. It’s a win-win-win.

Ship Dates: Currently our Hayley Paiges are 14 weeks out. Rush options are available on 8 week+. (Additional fees apply and please save some time to do alterations on the place of your choosing.)

Modest Brides: Obviously these gowns are not temple ready yet. But our in-house alterations and design team can make the top, temple worthy for you. Check out a few of our previous posts on modest wedding dresses here.

PS: During appointment times, we don’t allow browsing to respect the bride’s time who already booked and searching for the one. We apologize ahead of time and do not mean to offend anybody who just walks in. We just really like to work one-on-one with a bride and thus still appointment only. 🙂

Here’s the appointment link again.

See you soon, <3

#justgotpaiged #BitsyBride

Madi Lane Spring 2020 Preview Trunkshow

Hi Lovelies,

We really can’t wait for our Spring 2020 gowns to arrive but as you know they don’t come until Mid-feb to March for Spring 2020 collection. By the time they arrive, it will be too late for your Spring and Summer 2020 weddings.

So we called in Spring 2020 trunkshow for the brides who wanna wear the latest and greatest that bridal industry can offer.

Here’s the PSA for the trunk show:

What: Madi Lane – Spring 2020 Preview Trunkshow

About: Madi Lane is our latest bridal designer addition to Bitsy Bridal. It’s classic and luxurious with a bohemian aesthetics. As a new welcome to our designer, Bitsy Bridal is hosting a trunk show with even more dresses.

When & Where: Nov 30th – Dec 8th at Bitsy Bridal

Price Range: $1600 – $2400

Promotions: 10% Trunk Show Discount to all Madi Lane gowns

How: We are by appointment only… Here’s the link to book! <3


Here’s the link one more time to book

See you soon brides,

XO,

Pam

Summer Clearance Sale

One last summer event before the fall wedding season kicks off.

Here’s a few notes.

  • Aug 17th – 10am – 3pm
  • By appointment only… No lines/no craziness. We shop in style. 😉
  • Book here at www.bitsybridal.com/appointments
  • Gowns are Bridal size 14 and under. (Street size 10 and under)
  • Gowns are priced under and way under $1000 with the exception of Hayley Paige, Lazaro & Sareh Nouri. These designers will range between $1000 – $2000.
  • All gowns are eligible to use our in-house alterations or may order fabric to be modest.
  • Complimentary storage for 2020 Brides…
  • We don’t recommend this event to 1st time shoppers. This is for brides who have been shopping and know exactly what she wants and looking for one heck of a designer wedding dress deal.
  • Did we mention before??? Amazing Deals….

We will keep posting gowns on sale here and instagram. <3

Here’s the link to book again

XO..

A few sneak peeks <3

Madi Lane Trunkshow

Hi Lovelies,

Only a week late to write about our Madi Lane designer wedding dress trunk show happening right now. I have to say wedding season simply have gotten the best of me for sure!.

Here’s the PSA for the trunk show:

What: Madi Lane Designer Trunkshow

About: Madi Lane is our latest bridal designer addition to Bitsy Bridal. It’s classic and luxurious with a bohemian aesthetics. As a new welcome to our designer, Bitsy Bridal is hosting a trunk show with even more dresses. Full collection of Madi Lane will be in-store from beginning to mid-August… Also coming to our designer collection page soon.

When & Where: July 18th – 28th at Bitsy Bridal

Price Range: $1500 – $2500

Promotions: 10% Trunk Show Discount to all Madi Lane purchases

How: We are by appointment only… Here’s the link!

Which Gowns: See a little sneak peek below by clicking each link <3

India

Elora

Honor

Ivy

Havilah

Eden

Halani

Immy

Harlen

Easton

Hunter

Inara

Halia

Raya

Hadley

Finley & Freida Skirt

Ivaine

Harper

Fawn

Izadore

Fallon

Haven

Indira

See you at shop!

XO

Pam

Bridesmaids & Cupcakes!

Photo: Mikki Platthttps://www.mikkiplatt.com/

We are giving away a FREE Bridesmaid dress!!!

We would like to invite brides, bridesmaids and the bridal party to preview our Bridesmaids Collection from Hayley Paige Occasions, Watters & Wtoowhile enjoying cupcakes from “So Cupcake”.

We will also be sneaking a little preview from our newest bridal designs also from Madi Lane and Tara Lauren.

Prizes include one Free Bridesmaid Dress (maximum value at $250), Bridesmaid Dress Credit, mini Google Home and many others. 

Whether you already found the dress/es or not, this will be a memorable evening to enjoy it with your girlfriends.

Can’t wait to see you all there! <3

Bitsy Bridal Team

RAFFLE Notes

Raffle drawing will be at 5:30pm June 15th Saturday and please sign up via EventBrite for your name to enter or tickets at the door.

You don’t have to buy tickets to come preview the bridesmaids collection.

Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket and you can buy as many as you want.

You have to be present to win the prizes

Here’s the ticket link

FAQs

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

There is no minimum age but this is not very kid friendly event. We will have to invoice the parents if kids break, dirty or tear any of our dresses. Our apologies ahead!

When should I arrive?

Event is between 4pm to 6pm.

You will have a chance to touch and feel the dresses and possibly try them on before our Raffle drawing at 5:30pm.

Will I be able to touch and see the dresses?

Yes..

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Bitsy Bridal – 801-699-2571 (via call & text)

What’s the Raffle refund policy?

1 day before the event.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No but you will need an ID to claim the prizes.

Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes, but please contact us ahead of time.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who wins?

No. All the name changes need to be done before 5:30pm June 15th.

Is the cupcakes gluten free?

We will have a few GF options available.

What are the Raffle prizes?

We are giving away one free bridesmaid dress maximum value at $250.

Other prizes include bridesmaid dress credit, in-house alteration credit, mini google home and several other items.

Photo Credit: Mikki Platt Photo

Spring Sample Sale 2019!

  • On April 13th – 10am to 2pm
  • First come, first serve.
  • All gowns are eligible to use our in-house alterations or may order fabric to be modest.
  • No holds but gown storage after purchase is complimentary.
  • Gowns are Bridal size 14 and under. (Street size 10 and under)
  • Gowns are – 30% to 85% off & starting at $399.
  • From designers Hayley Paige, Lazaro, Kelly Faetanini, Mikaella, Alyne and many more!
  • We will keep posting sample sale gowns throughout the week.
  • By appointment only and you can book online right here!

Food for thought – First time shoppers are not recommended for this type of events. Please book our regular 90 minute sessions. This event is for the brides who has shopped; know what they want and yet still can’t find the one!

XO,

Pam

Our Bride Emily

Meet our Bitsy Bride, Emily.

Our gorgeous bride Emily wore Emerald by Saphia Blue. Saphia Blue is a part of Elizabeth Cooper’s collection. Elizabeth Cooper is known within Utah for designing pre-made modest wedding dresses.

Emily worked with our in-house alterations team to create a customized sleeve that fit her personality and style of her wedding. She opted to leave her new sleeves unlined, which gives some dimension to the look. This gown also features a v-neckline and a lace up back on top of an English Net skirt with dotted details.

First, here are photos of how the gown originally started.

Modest Wedding Dress
Photo by ECD
Modest Wedding Dress
Photo by ECD

Now, take a look at Emily and her customized look. All of her stunning photos are by Olivia Markle Photography.

Modest Wedding Dress
Modest Wedding Dress
Modest Wedding Dress

To see this gown, or discuss other modest wedding dress options, schedule an appointment!

-Aubrie

Tara Lauren Trunk Show

first trunkshow of 2019

Fifty Days into 2019, we have been so crazy busy in the middle of Bridal Season.

But we are finally able to schedule our first 1st designer trunk show of 2019 with our newest and yet favorite designer Tara Lauren aka the queen of the Romantic bohemian luxe bridal gowns with a California ease.

The Deeds

When – Feb 23rd – March 3rd

Where – Bitsy Bridal (of course)

How – Appointment Only! Book us here!

Price Range – $1800 – $2800

Trunkshow Special – 10% all Tara Lauren gown purchase

“Tara Lauren is a Los Angeles based bridal brand that embodies a romantic, fresh, elevated bohemian aesthetic designed with an admiration for the spirited confidence of today’s adventurous modern bride. Co-Founding sisters Tara and Shaina Healy, aim to evoke the beauty of effortless style, while preserving an expressly luxe vision.”

Amazing 2 layer gown with sequin layer underneath
double the trouble!!!!
#notyourcoookiecutterdress
the nude underlay is THE best!

Wanna know more about Tara Lauren?

Read their FAQs here.

that back though! <3

the front version

Please note that we are getting the entire 2018 collection of Tara Lauren.

2019 collection may be requested. Email manager@bitsybridal.com

jaw dropping lace wedding dress
have 2 version: nude and ivory!

our manager fav! MtGomery!

We are appointment only! Here’s the scheduling link.

If you have any questions about how trunkshows are, contact us here. <3

See you soon Brides!

Pam

Blush by Hayley Paige Trunkshow

Our third annual Blush by Hayley Paige Trunkshow on the Thanksgiving Day Weekend.

The best of the best: the iconic Hayley Paige gowns!!

10% of trunkshow discount on all the Hayley Paige gowns.

Nov 23rd Friday – Nov 25th Sunday

Gowns will also be available to try on during Sample sale also. So if you want to book on Friday, you have to choose the sample sale 60 minute appointment.

Book your appointment here. 

See you soon,

#justgotpaiged #BitsyBride

Black Friday Sample Sale

We are so excited to host our 3rd Annual – Black Friday Sample Sale

Here are a few notes about the event!

** Dresses 50% to 85% off between $399 to $1499

** Top Designers on sale from Hayley Paige, Lazaro, Christos, Kenneth Winston and many more!!!

** Dress sizes 12 and under (Sorry plus sizes are not on sale this year!)…

** All gowns are First come first serve… no holds!

** Pls come ready to buy (first time shoppers not recommended since the appointments are only 45 mins long)

** Eligible to use our in-house alterations

** No lines at the front door – By appointment only!

Click here to make an appointment…

See you soon,

Gobble Gobble!

Lovebird Jewelry: Trunk Show!

A Little Bling for Your Big Day!

Lovebird Jewelry will be the icing on the cake!

Last month, we had the fantastic Lovebird Jewelry come in and show us their bling. Needless to say, it was fabulous! We loved the sparkle and dazzle that it brought into the shop!

There are so many pieces here that will accentuate the beauty of your gown, no matter the style. From simple and chic, to bold and daring, they have something for everyone!

Bitsy wants to help our brides with all of their needs, from the gown itself, to veils and jewelry. With Lovebird, we hope to update our jewelry collection, so that any and every bride can find the perfect accents for their big day!

Designer Highlight: Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige: The Rising Star of Bridal

Hayley’s one of a kind designs put her above the rest!

Ah Miss Hayley Paige! The girl with it all! Two amazing bridal lines, a TV show, wedding athleisure wear, her own app, and more!  Even though her popularity has skyrocketed since her debut and partnership with JLM, it hasn’t affected the integrity of her designs. She continues to be an innovative and forward designer in the industry. We want to highlight one of our favorite gowns from her Blush line. Meet Halo.

Hayley‘s designs are always intricate and innovative.  With gowns like Halo, she uses various layers of tulle and horsehair trim to give volume and dimension. She also puts the layers on the outside of her skirts, unlike most ballgowns that carry the volume underneath a patterned layer of fabric. Her ballgowns have a beautiful type of asymmetry that makes them stand apart from your standard ballgowns.

Hayley has also embraced the trend of dark under light.  By putting a darker nude or champagne color underneath a light ivory lace, it catches the eye and makes the lace pop! She does this with both lace and with her one-of-a-kind Marrakesh beading  in her Delta and West gowns.

Kudos to Mary Jessica who took these stunning photos!

Hayley is one of a kind and her gowns are guaranteed to make you look and feel fabulous and trendy! We hope you have loved our Halo gown. If this isn’t isn’t your jam, check out our other designer highlight for some more inspiration! Call or book online to try on some of Hayley’s new 2018 collection.

Check out some of our other awesome designers, and stick around for some more ideas for your big day!

Later Babes!

-Stacie

Chocolate and Class

A Period Wedding with Some Chocolate

“All I need is love and chocolate.”

This wedding has me all sorts of ways! This bride really embraced the classics, with a black and white theme, a 1936 Cadillac, fedoras, and a plethora of roses. You are really taken back in time!

To top it off, this gorgeous wedding took place at Taste, a local chocolate shop in Provo that does gourmet chocolate tastings and produces their own chocolate. (Talk about good taste!)

Not only is the decor in this wedding absolutely stunning, but the dress is a showstopper too! This gown is a gorgeous Tulle New York design. It’s made with an amazing natural silk that has a crisp texture and an elegant feel. This mermaid style really flatters the figure, and is a timeless shape to match the rest of the wedding.

Photographer Ashley Hawkeye did a fabulous job of showcasing the smooth and crisp nature of the gown and the classy atmosphere of the space!

Our blog has featured quite a few different takes on the classy look, but there are so many ways to create an elegant and chic style all your own. The addition of chocolate and warmer tones makes this an extraordinary take on a common theme. The gown also has a unique flare to it that helps it stand apart from the typical mermaid shaped gowns!

We love showcasing our wonderful brides and their fabulous weddings. If you can’t get enough class in your life, check out our other post about modern classics! So and So that this editorial got featured on Utah Valley Bride.

Don’t forget to stop back for more looks at creative weddings and gowns. Call or book online to try on gowns like this from our collection. While you’re at it, reward yourself with some good chocolate. You deserve it. 😉

Til next time!

-Stacie

Photography Hawkeye Photography

Dress Bitsy Bridal 

Venue Taste

HMUA Blushing Blonde

Floral The Pear Blossom

Wedding Cake Sweet Cravings

Groom’s Cake The Pear Blossom

Bridesmaid Dress Ypsilon Dresses

Tuxes DC Tuxedos

Invites Jeneze Designs

Jewelry Tresor Jewelers

Vintage Car Antique Limo of Utah

Videographer Kylee Kay Videography

Rentals Diamond Rental

Why are Designer Wedding Dresses so Expensive?

All about what makes a gown so pricey

A question I get from many brides and their mothers is, “Why is this dress so expensive?” Some brides are shocked when they find out that a gown with little-to-no detailing costs more than the gown with all of the tulle and beading in the world. Here is a breakdown of the 4 things that go into making an expensive designer gown. Hopefully, this can help clear up some confusion about gown prices.

DETAILING

As mentioned before, sometimes the detailing isn’t the most costly aspect of a gown – but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t contribute to the overall price.

There are many different types of lace, beading, appliqués, and shimmer. All of them can vary in complexity and quality. If a dress has designer-unique detailing, like this caviar beaded gown from Tara Keely, it is going to be more expensive.

The same goes for lace and other detailing.

Style 2810 Tara Keely by Lazaro bridal gown - Ivory beaded floral and chevron modified A-line bridal gown, illusion V neckline, open back with dual crystal straps and chapel train.


FABRIC

Fabric is one of the bigger factors that plays into the price of a gown. Polyester tends to be a cheaper fabric than silk crepe or silk chiffon.

So why isn’t everything made in polyester, or other cheaper fabrics? The simplest answer is that different fabrics create very different looks, and frame your shape in different ways.

For example, silk crepe by Mikaella is a natural fiber that hugs the body, and drapes in a way that no other fabric does. The fabric is one of the first signs of high quality. The quality of the fabric definitely determines the price.

DESIGN

Something that not everyone considers when looking at a gown is the designing that goes into it. To create the unique shape and fit of a gown, a lot of time and thought must be put into the design.

More expensive gowns will have a more calculated pattern that deliberately showcases certain aspects of the figure. This is especially apparent in minimalist styles, like those by Amsale.

Remember, “less is more,” but less is more difficult than it looks. Every line and seam in the dress is purposefully placed to create the effortless-looking shape that you love. The time and talent of our designers is very valuable, and truly transforms a gown, from a blob of fabric to a work of art.

DESIGNER

Last, and certainly not least, is the designer. Every designer has their own invaluable style and creativity. However, much like other areas of fashion, the name behind the creativity is important too.

Because designers like Lazaro and Hayley Paige have made such a big splash in the bridal world with their designs and innovation, they can charge more for their gowns.

There is nothing more amazing than hearing that someone was able to purchase a gown from THE designer. The status of the designer is another factor that can lead to a gown being more expensive.

Style 3814 Lazaro bridal gown - Ivory silver checkered net bridal gown, sculpted V-neckline with crystal beaded strap, natural waist, A-line skirt with side pockets, chapel train.

Style 1802 Kona Blush by Hayley Paige bridal gown - Ivory draped chiffon A-line bridal gown, sweetheart neckline with beaded strap accent, draped cut out back detail, flowing chiffon skirt with slit.

Hopefully this can shed a bit of light on how gowns get so expensive. When it comes down to it, the quality and craftsmanship determines the price.

It’s always a good idea to keep this in mind when planning your wedding, and thinking about how you want to feel and look in your gown without breaking your bank.

If you want to check out our beautiful, high quality gowns, call or book online to come in and try out our collection. Don’t forget to check back for some more tips! While you wait for next time, check out our post on Alteration Terms, for when you find the dress of your dreams!

Until then!

-Stacie