I was going through my bookshelf today and I came across the bridal magazine that I was actually published in a few years ago. It was an article that talked about reconstructing a wedding. I was quoted about what to do with your bridal gown after the wedding. Which of course is appropriate, because after all I do have a bridal consignment shop. When I opened in 2009 I was the only bridal consignment shop in the area. So in my own mind, I consider myself a pioneer for the bridal consignment business in WNY. I have always shopped at consignment stores, so I thought why not combine that with my wedding coordination business. I love saving money and while getting something awesome. In my case small business really means small business. My daughter and occasionally my husband are the only “employees. I never dreamed that I would have had or even be interested in having a business. It was great to look at that article again, and get that little thrill of pride seeing my business and name in an actual bridal magazine. I usually can remember how far I have come,(and let’s face it how far I have to go),but a tangible reminder is nice too. So when I have those days that I wonder is this really going to work, I will remember my small claim to fame. 🙂
Thrifty and stylish brides need to think beyond “traditional” when they are planning their weddings. When choosing bridesmaids dresses think about getting ones that coordinate but do not necessarily match. These 2 dresses have the same color scheme and would look super cute in pictures together. The best part, not only are they cute and stylish, they are thrifty and found at a local bridal consignment boutique. That same boutique also carries matching sets of bridesmaid dresses if that is the look you are going for. Bring your bridesmaids out for a day of shopping so you can make sure that each dress is a good fit each girl in your bridal party.