Archive for the ‘Chic by the Shore’ Category
With our Amsale Bridesmaid Trunk Show fast approaching (November 14-16) we wanted to share a little refresher of the attendants ordering process with our readers!
Bridesmaid dresses take 3-4 months to produce. We recommend placing the order for your bridesmaid dresses 5-6 months in advance of the wedding to ensure a timely delivery and to leave time for alterations. We can often reduce the lead-time with a rush fee.
Following are the steps required to place your attendant’s order at The White Dress by the shore. The order will not be placed until all of the 4 steps have taken place:
SIZING. Each attendant needs to be measured professionally. If attendants are not local and are unable to come into our boutique, they may visit a local tailor or seamstress to be measured. Please take note of your measurements and call us at 860.669.4596 so we may determine the size that is best for you. Keep in mind that bridesmaid sizing may be different from your ready-to-wear size- this is perfectly normal; our stylists make the best size recommendation in order to ensure proper fit and minimal alterations.
POLICY FORM. After the size has been determined, read, sign, and note the size on the bottom of our Policy Form- which can be reviewed here. This form can be submitted
online, via fax or in person.
PAYMENT. We require payment in full for bridesmaid dresses. Payment can be made over the phone at 860.669.4596 or in person at the boutique. *Keep in mind that during a trunk show, maids do not need to be present in order to receive the 10% discount- they can simply call in their payment over the phone during the trunk show dates. Measurements can be submitted at a later, designated time.*
ARRIVAL & SHIPPING. All gowns ordered through The White Dress by the shore arrive at the boutique and undergo a strict check-in process to ensure quality and accuracy to the original order. Following this process, we call the designated point-of-contact for the bridal party to alert her to the gowns arrival. We DO NOT SHIP dresses from our store. We do have a relationship with the local UPS store and can coordinate shipping through them. We are not responsible for any dresses shipped through the UPS store. Any questions regarding tracking information should be directed to them at 860.664.0066 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In order to have attendants dresses shipped, the bride must submit this form to us via email or fax. We must receive the shipment authorization form completely filled out with all of the attendants’ shipping and credit card information and all dresses will be shipped at once. The completed form can be submitted online here.
Give us a ring for any additional questions in regards to bridesmaid shopping, sizing, payment and ordering at 860.669.4596.
It’s true. We are obsessed with monogrammed bridesmaid gifts at The White Dress by the shore. Not only are they the perfect way to personalize a gift, but it can be done in so many creative ways that we feel it is perfect for everyone searching for something truly special!
Our beaded monogram clutches are a perfect ‘thank you’ gift to your girls (or even your Mom) on the big day, and transition beautifully as the perfect accessory for a night out on the town. We have an array of colors and styles to suit any taste, see our favorites below.
This gold and white combination is one of our most loved- we see it at a glam evening wedding or to add a little sparkle to a more rustic affair.
Deep silver and hot orange make for an exciting combination! We could see this monogrammed clutch at a modern rooftop wedding for sure!
The graphic pattern on this bag has a touch of nautical-prep in this color combination. This chevron clutch is perfect for a seaside affair!
If you have been to The White Dress by the shore, you have almost certainly heard mention of Aquinnah. It is our customizable line of jewels for brides, mothers and maids designed and manufactured by dear friend Kelley Solomon right up the street in Killingworth, CT. Kelley is always dreaming up the most darling ideas for maids and we were speechless when she came to us with these tiny monogrammed locket creations. Available in silver or gold and in variety of sizes, these keepsakes make the perfect memento to remember such a special day! Kelley is available for in-store consultations if you want a customize look for your maids but need a little guidance.
In addition to jewels and clutches we also offer an in-house monogram service for pashminas! If you purchase 7 or more maids dresses from The White Dress, your party will receive a complimentary ivory pashmina for each one of your girls! We offer 3 different styles of monogramming in a variety of colors for just $40/unit. The price for the pashmina plus monogram is $60, if you have 6 or less girls. We love this idea as it is a great way to keep warm in style.
*image by Carla Ten Eyck
And for the the littlest members of your bridal party, Coren Moore offers monogrammed sashes. How utterly adorable!
Don’t feel left out brides, we also offer custom monograms for the inside of your gown for $40! Or, you can have your own custom monogrammed pashmina for $60!
Give us a ring to learn more about our monogramming service or to schedule an appointment~ 860.669.4596.
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We love Autumn for so many reasons- apple picking, changing over our closets, and the foliage to name a few. We also love it because we receive new stock arrivals almost everyday at the boutique! We ‘fall in love’ with the season’s up-coming trends every time we open a box!
Today we thought we would highlight some of our favorite new arrivals to our bridesmaid atelier, Chic by the Shore! Holly, our bridesmaid coordinator, walks us through the seasons hottest shapes, colors and trends- designer by designer!
I am a huge fan of the neutral bridal party. Mix & match tones and silhouettes of different neutral colors for a cohesive, yet modern take on the bridal party ensemble. Pair these lighter hued Jenny Yoo Social dresses with glam accessories for a sophisticated look that I just adore!
Shown in order from left to right: Hudson (in Sandstone Metallic Swirl Lace), Kiera (in Champagne Luxe Chiffon), Lulu (in Blush Silk Rayon Twill), Harlow (in Sandstone Metallic Swirl Lace), Coco (in Metallic Dot Jacquard)
Jenny Yoo’ is one of my favorite designers, as she offers “Sister Styles”. These are complimentary silhouettes that can be done in the same fabric and in the same color. Or, (my fave) in various hues of the same color. One of my favorite combinations is the Parker, Hadley and Cadie styles in the always-affordable Luxe Shantung fabrication. I love them in neutral hues like ‘Silver’, ‘Tawny’ and ‘Ballet Slipper.
I can’t get enough of the shantung BRIGHTS Coren Moore is offering this season. This Connecticut-based designer has never been one to shy away from structured silhouettes and preppy style and the new palate provides that ‘pop’ of color fit for any New England affair. Pair ‘Persimmon’ ,’Petunia’ and ‘Mango’ in the dresses below for one bright and bubbly bridal party, accessorize with neutral shoes and accessories to create a polished look.
I just adore Amsale’s brand new arrivals- the varied strap options make it easy for any maid to make a statement while still looking in sync with the rest of the party!
Our new LACE Amsale bridesmaid styles are beginning to arrive! I am enthralled with the idea of bridesmaids in lace, as it adds just a bit of texture into the mix. The color palate Amsale offers their lace in is also to-die-for. So much to choose from- but I am especially loving black over nude for a formal affair!
I am so excited about these new arrivals in the seasons most requested palate, jewel tones. Donna Morgan is has an ultra-speedy lead time, which means your bridesmaid dresses could arrive at the boutique only 2 months after ordering. This delivery schedule enables you to pick your palate closer to the wedding! If you are a fall or winter bride still on the hunt for maids gowns in a deeper palate, Donna Morgan’s long chiffon dresses are your perfect match! Pair these styles with a statement necklace, chandelier earrings, or fur stole to make this look perfect for the cooler months ahead.
What is your favorite trend in bridesmaid dresses?
Ring us to book your bridesmaid appointment today! To make your bridesmaid shopping experience extra-indulgent ask us about our fabulous service, the ‘bridesmaid soiree’. 860.669.4596
September must be the month of the bridesmaid, with our Amsale Bridesmaid trunk show, a chiffon promotion from Jenny Yoo and now this fabulous offer from Connecticut-based designer, Coren Moore! Ring us at the boutique to get shopping in our bridesmaid atelier ‘Chic by the Shore’!
To make the experience extra-special for bride and maids alike book a ‘Bridesmaid Soiree’- information below! 860.669.4596
Keep calm and wedding-plan on, Brides! We have a fantastic rush option from Amsale Bridesmaids that allows you to order your maids’ gowns in less time than ever before. Choose from Amsale’s top 6 styles (below) in their top 8 colors (Black, Blush, Champagne, Charcoal, French Blue, Graphite, Navy, Slate). We’d love to see a party dressed in each of these gowns yet think they’d be great to mix and match!
Ring us to book a bridesmaids appointment at 860.669.4596.