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Fittings and Sizing. Myth v. Fact

There is almost always a long period of time between when you are initially measured for your gown to be ordered and when it is time to be fitted for your gown. Measuring and fitting are two separate things that

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Shoe Trends

Shoe Trends It wasn’t that long ago when dyeable shoe stores were thriving. Within the last 10 years the only consideration when choosing a shoe for either the bride, her mom or her maids was one style for all, dyed

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How It Feels to be Voted #1, A Personal Reflection

We worked extra hard this year.  Last year, too.  Our staff believes as if we are # 1, and they perform and behave as if it’s a matter of fact.  I am proud and blessed to walk into an atmosphere

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How to say “yes” to the dress!

For some brides, finding the right dress is easy.  Often times, their observers can see a noticeable difference in a bride’s behavior or her body language when she puts on a gown that she loves.  Something has changed in her

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What is a Bridal Trunk Show?

You come across an ad that says “Maggie Sottero Trunk Show this weekend.”  What does it mean?  Basically, a trunk show heightens the experience of selecting your bridal gown.   Many designers have offered this option to salons in order to

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In Your Own Back Yard

Long Islanders are often extravagant when it comes to planning a wedding.  Most facilities, whether the bride and groom choose Lessing’s, the Lombardi’s, the Scotto Brothers or almost any other wedding facility on the island, demonstrate that our distinction of

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Gown Shopping Misconceptions and the Practice of Being You (Part Two)

This  blog is Part Two; view the first part here Gown Shopping Misconceptions and the Practice of Being You (Part One) Misconception # 4:  I need to get the approval of… This trend seems to be growing.  I believe that too

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Gown Shopping Misconceptions and the Practice of Being You (Part One)

Finding a perfect wedding gown is really quite simple.  Did I really just write that?  Combine the mood of the bride and the energy of the occasion with the expertise of the bridal consultant in a room full of amazing

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Reality Wedding TV

The wedding rage is upon us.  It has been for some time.   Back in 2006, on a Sunday in July, WE Television ran an episode of “Bridezillas” that ranked as one of the networks highest rated original TV series in

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October 2010

This is the time of the year in the bridal industry and specifically for us at Bridal Suite of Bay Shore, that lends itself to the season. As the leaves begin to change, it is important to take some time

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