Pros of shopping small town for your wedding!

All, Living Adventures, Preferred Movement     by Becca Wenning

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Why choose a bridal or tux shop over internet shopping? The internet is pretty enticing with all of their ‘free shipping”, “ sales”, and “no sales tax” promotions! Plus, trying to coordinate a date and time when the entire bridal party can choose, agree, and get measured on what cool dresses and tuxes they’re going to wear is quite the task.

Brides & grooms are all super busy, then enter the convenience of online shopping, especially in a rural areas. It’s perfect and convenient for odds and ends and unique items that can’t be found locally.  What would we do without a last minute overnight order from Zappos or

Brides are savvy shoppers with the luxury and ease of Pinterest, Instagram, and thousands of online retailers at their fingertips, plus they want their attendants to look amazing without having to break the bank or be bothered for their time. So, why not try and save time and money by having your bridesmaids and groomsmen shop online? There are thousands of online retailers that sell bridesmaids, lots of counterfeit and some legit, and now the online tux rentals are creeping into the market as well.

Small town bridal and tux shops cannot compete with online powerhouse shops with uber buying and selling power. So why choose them? The answer is simple: the experience. Getting married is a once in a lifetime occurrence and shopping for bridesmaids and groomsmen should be memorable and fun! After all, this is your squad…the ones you trust and want standing up and celebrating with you on your special day.

At Brides & Beyond we welcome unique ideas when making your appointment with us. We have recently begun to serve Hazelnut Coffee (a super cool coffee shop in Celina) on Saturdays and our bridal parties rave about it. Some groups wear coordinating t shirts and others head out for lunch or go bar hopping after their appointment. Some of the best memories are made during the selection process of the the attendants’ attire. Embrace it. Enjoy it. Have fun and make it yours. It’s worth finding and making the time.bridal gown

One of our recent brides, who was formerly a prom customer, had previously shopped online for dresses that we were unable to price match said “My bridesmaids chose to order from Brides & Beyond not only because they had a blast picking out and trying on the dresses ( and popping the champagne I might add) but also because they knew they were getting a high quality dress, backed with friendly customer service! It’s worth it knowing you’re getting what you want, all while enjoying the experience.”

Tuxedo shops are facing the same dilemma with online competition. Here is what Matt from Geno’s Formal Wear has to say:

“We truly care about our smaller local bridal shops because at our core, we are exactly the same.  Local owners, such as myself, are fully invested in serving our customers to the highest of standards and ensuring a memorable shopping experience that each customer deserves.  By offering higher quality apparel, personalized fittings for every wedding party and unmatched customer service, we are successfully setting ourselves apart from online retailers.”

Brides want their bridal party to look amazing and shouldn’t have to worry about a thing on the days leading up to your wedding. A reliable bridal and tux shop will take care of you right up to the special day so that you may enjoy your wedding week and wedding day.

At Brides & Beyond we want to grow and nurture relationships with our customers from their very first time they shop with us as a First Communion or prom customer until they eventually become our bride. By building trusting relationships we hope that our customers value the importance of our store, the care we take with each and every bride and groom, and develop brand loyalty with us.

Make time for your wedding selections and embrace every moment you have to celebrate your upcoming wedding with your closest friends and family. Life is precious and spending a morning or afternoon with those closest to you in a fun bridal/tux shop environment is well worth the time and peace of mind.

Becca Wenning | Owner




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