Renegade Bride Blog — houston bridal gowns

Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print

Color Theory and a Primer on Dye vs Print
There's a way to achieve any color combination you have in mind for your gown.  The issue is WHEN to approach the color, and as you might expect, results will be in your favor if you use some intentionality from the beginning.

Short Bride Problems: Why it's not a matter of just hemming

Short Bride Problems: Why it's not a matter of just hemming
Unlike many brides, the idea of custom design may have already occurred to you - out of necessity!  If you were thinking you'd just need your gown hemmed, let me count with you the reasons why that's not your best course.

Five reasons why "Encore Brides" have it GOOD

Five reasons why "Encore Brides" have it GOOD

1.  Encore Brides understand priorities.So many of the most common budget planning mistakes and post-nuptial regrets are more easily avoided by couples with more life experience.  Maybe the first time around you were left questioning why you cared about wedding favors.  Maybe the catering was only so-so last time and you know to choose a more creative chef for this celebration.  You understand that this is a "no regrets" project.Learn about our "No Regrets" philosophy as it relates to your bridal gown look.2.  Encore Brides know themselves.When we're 22, we're just different women than when we're 30.  That's a fact, and...


Bride Beware: Breaking Alfred Angelo news

Brides over Houston are scrambling today. I've spoken with a few who have managed to communicate with management locally and corporate legal spokesperson.  As a designer-manufacturer able to create dream gowns with a quick turnaround, we want to prepare to help anyone caught in a bind. We'll update here today with a special just for you; stay tuned! http://abc13.com/business/alfred-angelo-closing-all-stores-including-3-local-locations/2214534/ "The manager at Webster location stated that she was told paid orders will be shipped to the address on file. Then she gave us the lawyer's number to check the status. The lawyer's office didn't know how they were handling the...


The "We'll just sew cups in for you" Mistake: Foundation Garment 411

The "We'll just sew cups in for you" Mistake: Foundation Garment 411

I hear it all too often.  Some bridal consultant tells a bride that, for comfort, they can just sew in some bra cups to the gown in alterations.  This is almost always a mistake. Gowns aren't (usually) engineered to manipulate your body.  While adding a cup might prevent your gown from caving in, that's a poor solution.  If your gown is too big through the bust, it needs to be altered to fit you.  Sewing in cups is the duct tape fix to that problem.   What you want is a garment whose very existence is to give you lift,...

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