images: Abbey ScottThe year the house was built: The White Dress by the shore is situated in an old home that was built in 1763 A few of our favorite things: We love chocolate, coffee, and Mexican food!
image: Amy TrahantWe love giving back!: We think giving back is so important! Â EachÂ October,Â we donate a percentage of our bridal gown sales to The Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of our associates, family members, and brides who have been effected by breast cancer. Â We also donate gowns to various charitable organizations throughout the year. Â In addition, we align ourselves with designers that share our same charitable sensibility and believe in giving back to their communities and to charitable organizations that will make a difference. Accessory &Â Fur Rental Service: Did you know that we have a variety of new and vintage fursÂ and statement jewelryÂ pieces available toÂ rent for your wedding day?
images:Â image: Carla Ten EyckAccessory Registry: We offer an accessory registryÂ where brides can create a wishlist of accessory items and members of her family, friends, and bridesmaids can call and purchase them as gifts! We believe in supporting local businesses and United States based designers: As a small business, we believe in supporting local businesses and designers who manufacturer in the United States. The majority of our designers, design and manufacture in the US and two of our designers are based right here in Connecticut Private Shopping Appointments: We feel that our shopping experience is very special, but for those brides who want an even more intimate and unique experience, we offer private shopping appointments. White Carpet AppointmentsÂ - Â Experiencing a White Carpet Appointment is experiencing luxury. Brides and their party have the boutique to themselves for a 3 hour private shopping experience accompanied by nibbles, champagne, andÂ Â bouquet in the colors of the wedding. A photographer is also on hand to capture every magical memory.
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image: Abbey ScottBridesmaid Soirees: During a Bridesmaid Soiree,Â a brideÂ and her party have 2 hours of exclusive access to chic by the shore, our bridesmaid atelier. Â They enjoy nibbles, mimosas, and a 5% discount on their maids dresses. At the end of the appointment, each maid is gifted an ivory pashmina and a swag bag.
image: Steve DePinoReinvent the Dress: With this serviceÂ we allow brides to rethink , re-envision, and reinvent their dress. Â Whether it is a sample gown or a family heirloom, our expert seamstress reinterprets the dress to customize and personalize it specifically for the bride! A convenient way for maids to shop: We wanted to make shopping for bridesmaids with us even more convenient and now our maids can purchase their dressesÂ on our website! Â After a bride shops with us in our bridesmaid atelier, sheÂ can create an account on our website.Â SheÂ can then add all of the styles and colors that herÂ maids will be wearing to her WishlistÂ as well asÂ email a link to her bridesmaids! The maids can then log in, select the style, color and size that they will be wearing, complete our policy form, and pay! Now our brides and her maids can have the intimate experience of shopping in a specialized boutique thatÂ dedicate themselves to styling each and every party to make them unique, all with the convenience of online shopping! Style is our passion!: Owner, Beth Chapman is a stylist and she has trained our staff on the art of styling. Â We don't just sell wedding gowns - we help every bride uncover their wedding day style and help to select the bridesmaid dresses, accessories and mother of the bride dresses to complete the bride's vision and compliment the aesthetic of the wedding. here.