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Helpful Tips

There are so many details to plan for a wedding, but the most important one of all is the dress. Brides of Today in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, offers useful information on the main types of wedding gown silhouettes and current trends to make the decision a little easier. 

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Frequently Asked Questions.

We recommend making an appointment. If you must cancel or if you will be extremely late, please call to reschedule a future appointment.

How many people can I bring
We recommend no more than four guests. For a larger group, may we recommend scheduling a Pampered Bride Party. Please call for further information.

Are Children Allowed
For safety reasons, children under 10 years old are not allowed, unless they are being fitted for a flower girl gown or tuxedo. We at "Brides of Today" appreciate your understanding.

Ordering your gown
Please allow at least 9 months prior to wedding date to order your bridal gown, 3 to 4 months is suggested for mothers and maids. Prom is dependent upon availability of manufacturer.
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How do I know what size to order?
Upon choosing the gown of your dreams you will be measured by a consultant who will advise you of the size as per manufacturer size charts. Be aware that if you wear a size 14 in street clothes, depending upon the manufacturer you will be measured out to be a size 16 or 18. Remember, it is only a number.

No mater how precise we are with measuring, your gown is not custom made to your exact measurements. They normally have to be shortened and sometimes tweaked in the bust and bustles. Our consultants are very well trained in measuring. Cost of alterations are not included in cost of gown. We provide two professional seamstresses that are well versed in curvy gowns. Your gown will be altered in a timely manner and pressed the week of the event for pick-up. Salon will also alter and prepare non-purchased items with a fee upon date of use.

The Perfect Dress

Trying to find the perfect dress can be daunting for any bride. For curvy women, it can be downright traumatic. We offer some tips on avoiding a bad experience:

1. Find a place that will treat you right. Just because you are a curvy woman does not mean you should be treated rudely by an associate.

2. Keep an open mind. The styles available for curvy women are endless. Find the look you envision for yourself, and let the dress reflect your personality.

3. This is your experience. This day belongs to you. Slipping into that special dress should make you feel happy and leave you ready to say "I Do" with a big smile. Buy the dress that makes you feel absolutely gorgeous!

Spring 2019 Wedding Dress Trends

For spring 2019, we have many new arrivals. The details mainly focus on romance, lace, and floral lace applique. We have tiered skirts, tulle, silk, and organza in numerous styles. Contact us to make an appointment to see all of the 2019 wedding dress trends arriving at Brides of Today. Our staff will help make all of your wedding dreams come true.

If You Are Petite
If you have a petite frame, you should look for trumpet, sheath, and modified A-line gowns. Find a style with a waistline above your natural waist to make the lower half of the dress, and you, appear longer. The fabric is up to you, but you can pull off a high sheen.

If You Are Plus-Sized
An empire dress with a skirt that begins just under the bust and flows into a gradual floor-length A-line is recommended. Make sure the empire seam does not start on the chest and that there is no pleating of the fabric, which is reminiscent of maternity wear.

The dress should play up your shape. If it's too loose, it will add pounds. For those who are still having trouble locating the right dress for your shape, stop by Brides of Today to view our vast selection. We are delighted to assist you in any way.