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. ūüėČ
  • 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‚Äôs 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. ūüėČ

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 -√ā¬†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

June: Dress of the Month

Summer is here and so is our Dress of the Month!

With the month of June comes a new shop favorite!

This month, we are showcasing a gown from the fabulous line,¬†Alyne by Rita Vinieris! This gown is perfect for the summer months. It’s figure flattering without being too heavy, and it has the perfect amount of sleeve for an outdoor wedding. The talented Lindsey Shaun did such a beautiful job capturing the details of this gown!

This dress comes in ivory (as pictured), as well as a beautiful deep nude color that really makes the overlying lace pop!¬† Both colors are stunning in their own ways. The ivory version of this gown is perfect for the summer because the the coloring isn’t too heavy or deep, and it catches the bright summer sunshine beautifully!

This dress has a gentle mermaid fit with a moving waistline, which creates an elegant silhouette while still hugging the figure in the most flattering ways.

The lace detailing on this gown is absolutely stunning! It has a very unique patterning that sets it apart from your standard lace, and gives it a bit of an edge.

If you are into gowns that are different from your cookie cutter wedding gown, also check out our March: Dress of the Month.

This fabulous design¬†is stunning for a summer wedding. If you love this look, call or book online to come and try this gown on in the nude or ivory! Need more ideas for your dream dress? Check out last months dress of the month for some more inspiration! Don’t forget to check back for some more gown showcases and helpful tips¬†ūüôā

Later Ladies!

-Stacie

Alterations: How They Work and What to Know

Alterations for the Perfect Fit

For most brides, once you find the gown you can’t live without, you get your measurements taken and your stylist will help you select a size. This size is usually very close to your current measurements or the measurement you may be working towards. Unfortunately, even though the measurements are close, they aren’t perfect. To get the perfect fit you need alterations!

Whether you’re still shopping or already have your gown, here are some tips and things to know!

Brushfire Photography

IN-HOUSE ALTERATIONS

Here at Bitsy Bridal, we offer our in-house alterations. This means that we have seamstresses that work with us to complete your gown.  When you are ready to start the alterations process for your Bitsy Bridal gown, you will come back to the shop where your dress, the seamstress, and one of our stylists will meet you.

SUGGESTED TIMELINE

A lot of bridal boutiques will start alterations 2 months from the wear date, but in our shop we understand that timelines can be tight.

For us, we typically like to have at least 4 alteration appointments at least 10 days apart each, to make sure the gown is perfect. We also have the option of rush alterations, which can range from 4 appointments 7 days apart, to only 3 day alterations. Your stylist will work with your wedding date to make the perfect alteration schedule for you.

The first fitting is the first time you try on your newly arrived gown. In this appointment, the seamstress will see what needs to be done, and talks to you about any special requests (a modest buildup, extra sparkles, etc). This is a good time to bring in the shoes and undergarments you are going to be wearing, so the seamstress can take them into consideration.

The second fitting is usually the scariest for brides. This is because the gown usually looks taken apart, and not like the dream dress you remembered purchasing. This is a very important fitting because it allows the seamstress to make any critical adjustments. Don’t worry! Trust in the process.

The third and fourth fittings usually involve finishing touch types of adjustments, depending on the work that was done. Most brides will have their finished gowns at the end of these appointments!

ALTERATIONS VOCABULARY

Unless you’ve had something altered before, you probably haven’t come in contact with some common terms associated in bridal alts. Here are a few you might hear!

Bustle

Brides always wonder what will happen if they get a gown with a long train. How does it stay out of the way after the ceremony, when you’re dancing and having a good time? You get a bustle!¬†A good bustle¬†will tuck away a long train to keep the gown from being stepped on and ruined. It usually¬†consists of hidden little clips or ribbons, and will keep the gown looking gorgeous whether the train is up or down.¬†¬†Our seamstress can recommend what type of bustle will work best for you!

Taking in/Letting out

More often than not, the dress will come in a bit bigger than anticipated, or maybe the bride lost some weight. No need to fear! The seamstress will take in your gown to make it fit better. She finds the seams in the gowns and brings them in tighter to fit you better. Similarly, if the gown is fitting a bit smaller than expected, then the seams can be let out a bit to be more comfortable.

Bust cups

Brides always wonder “What bra am I supposed to wear with this dress?” The answer is easy! You don’t! To make you more comfortable and to avoid the appearance of straps, the seamstress will put bra cups in your gown. These cups help to support your chest while still keeping the shape of the gown.

Boning

Most brides love to accentuate their figures. Boning is one way of doing this. Boning is a structure through the front portion of the gown that helps maintain shape and give support to both the bride and the dress. If a gown doesn’t have boning, the seamstress can put some in for a better fit. Or, if the boning is unwanted, it can be removed.

Hem

Wedding gowns are sent to fit 5′ 8″ models. Most people aren’t that tall. Of course, the bride can wear higher heels, but if that’s not enough (or if the bride is a flats kind of gal), the seamstress can do a hem on the gown to make it shorter. Most people think a hem is simply chopping off the bottom of a dress. But there are many ways to do a hem, and very few involve completely cutting the bottom of the dress off. The seamstress will help you with what type of hem will be beneficial for your gown.

Hopefully this gives you a good introduction to alterations and how they work! Check out some of our other helpful tips about wedding gowns, like Waistlines, Colored Gowns, and Inclusive Sizes. Don’t forget to check back for our¬†Dress of the Month!¬†If you’re dazzled with our alterations, give us a call or book online.¬†Hope to see you soon, darlings!

-Stacie

Bridal Trends

Will You Go Trendy or Traditional?

Fashion Week just took place in the beautiful NYC, and most of the new Fall and Spring collections have been released! We are living for all of the trendiest new bridal looks out there, and thought we would showcase some of our favorite designers, who are leading the pack in innovative design trends.

SAREH NOURI

Sareh Nouri is always on trend in her own way! She has perfected the beauty of the blue dress as well as other colored gowns.

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Below, we have a pink version of the gorgeous “Peony”, featuring a clean, minimalist mermaid cut, and the ivory trumpet gown, “Paulina,” both leading designs in the trend of bow back trains.

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And her newest collection is springing with beautiful blossoms!

Wedding dress by [Sareh Nouri](https://www.brides.com/photo/wedding-dresses/designer/sareh-nouri?)

Wedding dress by [Sareh Nouri](https://www.brides.com/photo/wedding-dresses/designer/sareh-nouri?)

Hayley Paige

The ever chic Hayley Paige has taken up fabulous florals in her fabrics as well!

"Jardin" ivory sugar rose caviar ball gown featuring a spaghetti strap bodice with sweetheart neckline, and full caviar skirt with cashmere lining, [Blush by Hayley Paige](https://www.brides.com/photo/wedding-dresses/designer/blush-by-hayley-paige?)

She has also taken on the high and mighty neckline.

"Saige" ivory floral embroidered gown with sparkle underlay and cashmere lining, illusion jewel neckline and low open back, and full embroidered A-line skirt with pockets, [Blush by Hayley Paige](https://www.brides.com/photo/wedding-dresses/designer/blush-by-hayley-paige?)

Kelly Faetanini

Kelly is the new mistress of off the shoulder sleeves!

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And she has embraced a bold color in bridal: Black!

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This noir nightingale also alludes to the very high fashion statement of fringe for days!

Lazaro

Even the man of glitz and glam is following the trend of minimalism in his own way.

Wedding dress by [Lazaro](https://www.brides.com/photo/wedding-dresses/designer/lazaro)

He has also been playing with florals too!

Wedding dress by [Lazaro](https://www.brides.com/photo/wedding-dresses/designer/lazaro)

Wedding dress by [Lazaro](https://www.brides.com/photo/wedding-dresses/designer/lazaro)

All of our designers, even those not here, have been updating their lines and styles and we are excited to share some of their beautiful creations with you! If you enraptured with some of these amazing trends in the bridal world give us a call or book an appointment online to see if you will love being on trend or if you prefer a traditional look! Check back with us for some more info on what’s new in the bridal world and, while you wait, take a look at our recent post about Waistlines¬†and our other post on Silhouettes to stir up some ideas about tres chic look on your special day!

 

Au Revoir Darlings!

 

-Stacie