Bridesmaids and Cupcakes

Last Saturday, Bitsy Bridal held an event to introduce the newest part of our collection. Hayley Paige Occasions and Wtoo Bridesmaids are now part of the Bitsy Bridal family! To help celebrate this event, we provided dozens of mini cupcakes from So Cupcake.

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bridesmaids

During this fabulous event, we gave an exclusive look at our newest collection. During this first look, we allowed brides and their group to select and try on a few gowns. We currently have nearly 30 gowns that are customizable by color. To find out more about our selection, please contact us.

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bridesmaids

In addition, we held a raffle which allowed a few lucky brides and their ‘maids to score a free bridesmaid dress, google home, and other amazing prizes. Throughout this event, we debuted our newest bridal designer Madi Lane. These new gowns could be found throughout the store, and our collection will be in store late July.

One of our very own stylists was crafty enough to create a backdrop of this event. Take a look at how beautiful this looks, especially next to one of the new Madi Lane gowns.

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As a “thank you” for attending our event, each guest was given a #BitsyBridesmaids bracelet. These will continue to be a part of a bridesmaids gown purchase.

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Thank you to those who joined us during the event! If you weren’t able to make it, schedule an appointment to find the perfect look for your tribe.

-Aubrie and the Bitsy stylists.

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

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

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!

Sample Sale!!

We’re Having a Sample Sale!

Come and get a designer dress for a fantastic price!

THE Sample SALE

Hey Ladies!

So next weekend, Saturday March the 3rd, we are having a sample sale! Normally we order in a brand new gown for each of our brides and we have samples that we fit each bride to give them the idea of what they would like. These are the gowns we are selling from 25% to 75%……. weeeeeee…..

Bitsy Bridal will be going through extensive renovations to accommodate our new in-house alteration team, and possibly a new bridesmaids department in a couple of weeks. (hint-hint) 😉

We don’t want to pack up too many gowns. So we are doing an early Spring sample sale! If you still need a gown for this summer or a second gown, this is THE event for you!

A few notes about the sale

  • Sat – March 3rd – 10am to 6pm
  • 25% – 75% off original MSRP
  • Gowns starting at $399
  • Appointment only: 45 min appointments starting at every hour
  • Both modest and contemporary gowns on sale
  • Gowns are at street size 4 to 14
  • A variety of designers in all different styles including Blush by Hayley Paige, Kelly Faetanini and Mikaella.
  • Gowns are in beautiful condition and it’s a great deal for the bride on a budget and/or short time line.
  • No Holds – Please come prepare to buy!
  • Eligible to use our In-house alteration team

Give us a call for an appointment or schedule one here.

Let us know if you have any questions about our samples and the sale. Take a look at our collection page to get an idea of what style or designers you might like as well.

Can’t wait to see you there!

Stacie

 

Trunk Show by Marina Semone!

Hello Ladies!

Its Trunk Show Time!

We have the pleasure of showcasing a trunk show from Marina Semone from January  26th to February 4th!

Trunk shows are always super fun for everyone! We love getting to try out these fabulous gowns and showing amazing brides something a little new and different! Check out some of these fantastic finds from Semone’s collection!

Our last trunk show with Claire Le Faye was absolutely fantastic with their “luxury with an edge” look, but with Marina Semone you can experience a romantic look inspired by climbing vines, hidden trails, and abandoned ruins. These elegant gowns are perfect for a bride who wants a vintage inspired look with a dash modern flair!

We adore these wispy romantic looks, and we can’t wait to see them on real brides!! Give us a call, or visit us here to book an appointment when the trunk show comes in so you can try these gorgeous gowns on! 

 

We will see you soon darlings!

-Stacie

 

Photos from Marina Semone website

The Knot’s 2018 Best of Weddings

2018 Pick the knot best of weddings

PRESS RELEASE

BITSY BRIDAL NAMED WINNER IN THE KNOT BEST OF WEDDINGS 2018

12th Annual Best of Weddings Awards,

From the #1 Wedding Planning Website, Honor the Top Wedding Vendors Across America

Salt Lake City, UT/January 18, 2018 — Bitsy Bridal is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2018 ­­winner in The Knot Best of Weddings, an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, the leading online wedding brand and app. We truly are the best bridal shop in what Utah has to offer.

In 2018, only 3% of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this distinguished accolade. In its 12th annual year, The Knot continues its longstanding tradition of supporting local wedding vendors with The Knot Best of Weddings 2018. It is an annual by-couples, for-couples guide to the top wedding professionals across the country. To determine the winners, The Knot assessed almost 3.6 million reviews across the various vendor categories—venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more. These winners represent the best of the best wedding professionals that a bride or groom would want to consider booking for their own unique wedding.

“At Bitsy Bridal, we are all about the bride!” 

As the number 1 online wedding brand and app, The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely theirs. With a rich history of providing quality content and inspiration, The Knot is making it easier for couples to connect with and book just the right wedding professionals to create their perfect wedding day. 8 out of 10 couples come to The Knot where they can be connected to any of the approximately 300,000 local wedding professionals across the country. The Knot marries great technology with trusted content–and a little love–to make planning for the most important day of a person’s life easier and more enjoyable.

For more information about The Knot Best of Weddings and a complete list of winners, please visit https://www.theknot.com/vendors/best-of-weddings.

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About Bitsy Bridal,

Bitsy Bridal is an upscale bridal shop in Salt Lake City Utah. Bitsy Bridal offers the best wedding dress shopping experience. We carry designer bridal gowns with modern details on traditional silhouettes.

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About The Knot

The Knot is the nation’s leading online wedding brand and app that seamlessly engages, matches and connects couples with the right products, services and local wedding professionals they need to plan and pull off their wedding. The trusted brand reaches a majority of engaged couples in the US through the #1 wedding website TheKnot.com, its mobile apps, The Knot national and local wedding magazines, and The Knot book series. The Knot has inspired approximately 25 million couples to plan a wedding that’s uniquely them.

 

2018 Best Bridal Shop

Ice-Cold Creativity: Behind the Scenes of Styled Shoots

Hello Lovelies!

We’ve been showing you a lot of our styled shoots lately so I’m going to take a little bit of a different approach on this one. This is one of the many shoots that I personally helped with. I was there for the entire thing (freezing my fanny off might I add) and the bridesmaid in the shoot…that’s my old friend Savanna.

Isn’t she cute?

Go Behind the Scenes at Jeremy Ranch

Shoots have carefully planned call times so everything goes off without a hitch. The day of this shoot, those call times went out the window. Several creatives got caught in a huge traffic jam in a canyon, another had her car broken into, and I was recovering from a concussion and had to hitch a ride from Dear Old Dad.

Eventually, we all got there and got back on track.

Our “bride” Jordan Blackhurst with hair stylist Julia Maughan (Blushing Blonde)

Bridesmaid Savanna Toussaint having her makeup done by Karlee Gibbons (Lure Makeup Artistry)

Groom and groomsman Cameron Nance and Tyson Romero

This shoot capitalized on the venue, Jeremy Ranch,with a design focused on  a contrast between rich tones and bright airy accents.

This Alyne by Rita Vinieris gown was such a perfect addition to this lush shoot that I’m not sure it could get any prettier.

Here are the Ceremony Shots

Beautiful shots right? Absolutely gorgeous!  Even more impressive considering there are 10 people crowded behind the lens, a table full of scattered hair and makeup supplies about 10 feet to one side and a fully staged catering table off to the other.

Also, these two models met about 10 minutes before the first shot.

This was the third week of January 2017 so it was well below freezing. Everyone working this shoot is standing outside in snow boots and parkas. Our model, Jordan, is outside is a paper thin dress. Don’t let the sleeves fool you, they’re made of mesh and lace – absolutely no warmth there.  Also, the gown had a sheer back.

Plus, I have never worn a men’s suit but I can’t imagine it was as warm as my down parka!

Let me tell you, trying to take pictures in the middle of a field of snow, in a wedding gown, while minimizing tracks that the photographer has to edit out is NOT easy.

This is probably the craziest shoot I’ve been to. The most effort, most energy, most time and most anxiety but it was also the most fun. I think it shows in photographer Chad Braithwaite’s photos.

The custom made suits are to die for and match so perfectly with our gown.

I loved working on this shoot, especially with the people! Props to the models for standing in below freezing weather without coats and still smiling like it was balmy. Also a special shout out to Julie Maughan for give Yours Truly a ride down the canyon so I didn’t have to Uber-it while carrying a designer gown.  I had a concussion remember – no driving allowed.

I hope you had fun with this little glimpse behind the scenes of our style shoots. After all, I know I always have fun participating in them.

Look below for all the talented vendors that participated in this shoot.

Until next time,

Becca

Creatives
Venue and Food - Jeremy Ranch Golf & Country Club
PhotographyChad Braithwaite with Faces Photography
Gown - Alyne by Rita Vinieris
Female Models - Savanna Toussaint and Jordan Blackhurst
Men’s Wear - BeSpoke Clothing
Male Models - Cameron Nance and Tyson Romero
Décor - Eventmasters
Floral - Esprit Raw Flowers
Linens - Luxe Linen
Styling - Angela Livingston, Jeremy Ranch GCC

When You Should Purchase Your Gown – Seriously

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One of the first things brides do after they pick a date is start planning their time line: when to book the photographer, when to buy the dress, when to send out invites and save the dates.  There are a lot of opinions on when to buy your wedding gown. Most say 9-12 months before your wedding or if your engagement is shorter, purchase it first thing.  That’s because gowns can take upward of 20 weeks to get to the shop after you order it.

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There are so many factors, including designer, customization, location of the designer factory, size, color, etc etc etc.  Then you have alterations and pictures, maybe you need to travel, maybe you gained/lost weight and now your alterations are more extensive or you have to reorder your gown. There are just so many moving parts that your best friend when ordering a gown is time. That’s why the standard is 9-12 months before your big day.

This is GREAT advice, but there’s a catch. Here in Utah it is quite common to have very short engagements; many are in the 12-20 week range from down-on-one-knee to down-the-aisle.  So, as a designer bridal shop in Utah, we tend to operate a little differently and are a bit more accustomed to working miracles. However, sometimes it’s just not possible. You cannot fit 20 weeks into 12.

This post is aimed at brides with shorter engagement times. I’m going to break down the variables in dress ordering so you can decide for yourself when the right time is to order your gown.

Types of Gowns

Reorder

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A reorder gown is a gown you have tried on in the boutique and are now ordering from the designer in your correct size and color.

It is YOUR gown. You will be the only one to have ever worn it and depending on the designer, it may be cut to order for you.

Sample

Sample gowns are the floor models at designer boutiques. They are what is tried on in store before ordering from the factory.

Once or more a year bridal shops will hold Sample Sales. Select floor model gowns will be sold straight from the rack at (usually) a significant discount.  You may be able to get a $3000 gown for under $1500. You would take these gowns home day-of and as-is.

Most shops only carry one of each gown so if you are looking into a sample gown be sure to ask what size their samples are.

Off-the-Rack

This is what you get at a store like David’s Bridal. Every gown in the store is technically a sample gown but they are all sold at full price.

Off the rack gowns are usually under the $1500 mark, with many options under $1000.

Order Times

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Often I have brides who get a little frustrated in the discrepancy in what they hear on order times. This is why.

** Note: order times are the time it takes from the day the order is made to the day it arrives at the designer’s facility. It still has to ship to your specific boutique.  Unless you are buying from an Off-the-Rack store where the store is their facility so shipping time is built in.

Standard Order

This gown will be made and shipped from the factory in their normal time. For most designers this sits between 12 and 16 weeks.

From Stock

Some designers have gowns that are ready and waiting to be ordered. We call that “stock”.  Expect it to be the most popular dresses in the most popular sizes.  In stock gowns can be requested to ship immediately so, depending on where the designer is based, you are looking at roughly a 10 day wait.  To secure these dresses and minimize your wait time, be prepared to pay a rush fee, just like with a rush cut gown.

Rush Cut

If you don’t have 16 weeks to wait for your dress to arrive, don’t worry because the vast majority of designers offer a rush cut service.

Price and availability will depend entirely on the designer and sometimes it varies between dresses. However the basic guidelines for rush cuts are below.

** This is referring to gowns unable to be ordered from stock

*** There are a few designers who will do rushes as quickly as 4 weeks for as little as $50. However this is not very common.

10 week rush – Widely available – cost: free – $250

8 week rush – widely available – Cost: $100- $400

6 week rush – offered by some designers – $200 – $400

4 week rush – offered by select designers – $250 – $500

 

Alterations

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Alterations can be a lengthy process. Our seamstress can be booked for what we call weekend alterations: where all the work is done in a matter of days because the seamstress works on your gown and only your gown. Usually you are looking at 4-8 weeks if you don’t want to pay the seamstress a rush fee.

The more complicated the alterations (i.e. modest build up) the longer and more expensive they will be. So build that time into your schedule.

Bottom Line

Rachel Laukat Photography

If you have a quick engagement then you are looking for a designer who can rush a gown in 4-8 weeks. Schedule your alterations for the week your dress arrives and look into the possibility of a quick alterations process by paying the seamstress a fee to only work on your gown for a weekend.

If you can’t afford the rush fee for a 4-8 week ship time or you have even less time than that, look at sample gowns. Sample gowns are sold directly from the floor of the showroom and are sold as-is, usually at a very steep discount.

Be very straightforward with your stylist when you go in for your consultation. She will know which designers can get dresses to you and how to guide you without getting either one of you in hot water.

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Short engagements can just compound the stress but don’t forget that you’re getting married and this should be a wonderful experience.  What ever you do, don’t get pressured into buying a dress you don’t want because of time constraints. There is always something for everyone.

Until next time,

Becca

Claire La Faye Trunk Show

 

 

 

Hello Gorgeous!

This weekend (3/31 – 4/2) is a very special one at Bitsy Bridal! In additional to our curated collection, we will be showcasing dresses from Claire La Faye.

This unique bridal line brings the height of Hollywood glamour into the 21st century. Described as “luxury with an edge” Claire La Faye Bridal is full of whimsical and modern designs for the feminine and fashionable bride.


You will just as soon find a head-to-toe glitter gown from Claire La Faye as you would a delicately ruched Chantilly lace bodice paired with a flowing train.

These rare and impeccable designs out of Portland, OR are completely unique and the Bitsy team is incredibly excited to show them to as many brides as possible. Make your appointment for the trunk show here or call us at 801.699.2571.

   

All CLF dresses ordered during  the trunk show are discounted 10%. Claire La Faye dresses cannot be found in any other boutique in Utah. Don’t miss out on this amazing chance to see these exclusive designs.

Can’t wait to see you this weekend!

~Becca

 

 

Photo Credits:  via Claire La Faye

Donny Zavala,  Erich McVey,  Jose Villa,  Ashley Kelemen,  Kelsea Holder

Sample Sale Time!!

Hello Gorgeous!

Its that time of the season: Sample Sale Time!! Now for some of us this may bring up flashbacks of watching Monica, Phoebe, and Rachel from Friends battle other women with the help of “safety whistles” to find the perfect dress.

In reality, this is an amazing opportunity to find a designer gown at a killer price. There is no door rushing a-la Black Friday and you still get the personalized attention that the Bitsy team proudly provides.

If you have never experienced a sample sale, then you are definitely missing out. You get to take your dress home day-of and at an incredible price.

This March we are running an event with all sample gowns under $1400 and 80% of our samples will be under $900! Considering our gowns normally START at $990, that is pretty awesome!  I’m excited, are you excited?! If not, then keep reading because these are just a few of the gowns we are featuring this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appointments for the sale (Saturday the 25th) will be an hour instead of the normal 90 minutes. This way we can help as many brides as possible during the one day sale. Appointments can be made online or over the phone. We hope to see you this weekend!


Make Your Appointment

Online

801.699.2571

or email info@bitsybridal.com

Until next time,

Becca!