Tips for your dress shopping trip.

Tips for your dress shopping that really help.

How should a bride approach her first dress shopping trip?

Finding that perfect wedding dress is an experience and you should be educated on tips for your dress shopping trip to make it easier, fun and stress-free.  Shopping for a wedding dress can be a very overwhelming experience unless you come prepared.  Here are some quick and easy tips to help with your wedding dress shopping jitters.

Recently I shared a quick Periscope (PghWeddingSale) on this very topic. What is Periscope? Periscope is a mobile app that lets you “go live” and share events and information. Perfect for having a fun interactive conversation with people anywhere.

Tips for your dress shopping trip covered during the live Periscope feed.

Do not try to visit too many shops in one day, you will wear out and not remember what dress was in what store.

Most stores do not let you take photos so be sure to ask before you take out the camera. We however do let you take phones, we are just nice like that.

Bring your shape wear with you, you will be amazed what a difference it makes.

Invite 3 or 4 people to be your support system, skip the large group of people, too many opinions makes it hard to choose your dress. Your own thoughts and wishes will get lost in the sea of too many opinions .

Have an idea of what your day is going to feel and look like.  Are you getting married on the beach , in a barn or a grand ballroom  Wedding dresses should fit the venue and the theme of your big day.

Look at dresses online before and think about the fit you would like to try on first. What shape is most appealing to you?   Be open to trying on different shapes and styles because a dress attendant can surprise you with her expertise.

Lastly Have a budget and stick to it!  There is no reason to spend too much on the dress and have buyer’s remorse.

We hope you found these tips useful and informative. Watch our live Periscopes on Wednesday and check back here on Thursdays for a recap.

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Never guess a wedding dress by the bag!

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Never guess a wedding dress by the bag it is in.  When you are looking at gowns enclosed in even clear bags on racks, you have no idea of the beauty that lies inside unless you take it out.  The bags are great because they protect your dress from dirt, snags, tears, and discolorations, so they are absolutely necessary.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a dress in the bag and never gave it a second glance.  Then, it was taken out and tried on, and I couldn’t believe my eyes.  This wedding dress I so easily passed over was beyond gorgeous and stunning.  The front had so much more to be seen in the lines and details,  Then, I turned it over to the back and it was unbelievable.  The trains on so many dresses are pulled up and hidden, and they are what brides fall in love with the dress so many times.

Not only do you need to take it out, but you have to try it on.  You will never know if it is flattering or not until it is on your very own body.  So many brides come in with Pinterest pictures of the perfect sized model, with perfect photo alterations, and want only that dress.  Very rarely does it ever work that way.  Be open minded, and if something sparks your eye, try it on!  Until then, you will never know what looks best and amazes you the most.  And, always remember, have fun finding that magical wedding dress and trying it on.  Make happy wedding memories!  Hugs!

Best Bridal Wars Around!

 

Best Bridal Wars Around!

Pittsburgh just had the Best Bridal Wars around yesterday!  Teams of three, one bride and two bridesmaids, came together to battle against each other.  These ladies went all out decorating their costumes to match their creative team names.  Just a few great team names were Hot Mess Express, Muscles & Mascara, To The Alter & Beyond, and Diamonds in the Tough!  Costumes ranged from veils, garter belts, bling, tutu’s, and super hero capes!  Some even had wings.  But that was just the start of all the fun.  With over 15 cool vendors, each table offered a special game for these team to compete in.

Each vendor’s table declared a winner.  This Magic Moment Bridal Studio’s Bridal War game was “Who Wore it Best!”.  Each team member had to put on a wedding dress, run down the field, pick up a monster diamond ring or bouquet, and return for the best time.  Our team winner was the Spice Girls!  They were amazing coming in at only 47 seconds for all three ladies to run the course.  Marki Mark and the Funky Bunch came in a close second at 57 seconds.  No matter the time, all the teams were awesome.  They had smiles on their faces, worked together as a team, and laughed until their ribs hurt!  Us included.  It was the most exciting, energetic and fun bridal show we have ever been to.

One lucky bride who won the entire event was awarded $1000 towards her wedding!  Plus, hundred of dollars and prizes were given away to many other teams for their participation and amazing bridal team spirit.  We can’t wait for Bridal Wars Pittsburgh to return again soon.  Plus, we hope the brides and their friends we met will come visit This Magic Moment Bridal Studio soon.  We enjoyed the fun, laughter, and spirit from everyone.  Make sure to watch this fun video of all the excitement and special brides and their teams from yesterday.

Bridal Wars Pittsburgh

Bridal Wars Pittsburgh

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This weekend you will find us at a premiere event called Bridal Wars Pittsburgh. Bridal Wars is a fun way to bond with your best girls with having some fantastic fun. Teams compete for prizes while completing games and puzzles. Look for us with one of our gowns, compete in our challenge and receive a valuable coupons to go towards your dress shopping experience. an even win a 100$ Gift Certificate towards a gown from us!

Bridal Wars will be at the Cool Springs Sports Complex on Sunday November 1st starting at 11:00 am- located at  1530 Hamilton Rd. Bethel Park, PA 15234

“Grab your girlfriends and meet us on the field! Bridal Wars is a team competition event touring the country with our Host Randy Fenoli star of TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress”!  Teams of 3 compete in our one-of-a kind challenges, win great prizes and have a blast doing it!  The challenges are a little […]”

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Gorgeous!

 

Are you a Smart & Sensible Bride?  Then come shop with us at This Magic Moment Bridal Studio and find gorgeous wedding dresses!  All dresses are marked down 30% – 80% off of retail prices, but still new with the tags on them.  Why pay full price when you can be that smart and sensible bride?  Over 150 discounted designer wedding dresses currently in our inventory.  We have sizes 2 – 24, and currently 28 different national and international designers in stock.

Plus, when you find that gorgeous dress, you get to take it home with you right away!  Need some help with finances?  No worries.  We are the only bridal store in Pittsburgh who can offer you that assistance with a great resource called I Do Lending.  Get pre-approved before even coming to visit with us fast and easily online.  Schedule your appointment today at www.PghWeddingSale.com so we can give you the royal bridal treatment you deserve as you search through these gorgeous wedding dresses.  Bring along the important decision-makers in your wedding dress process and let them see you smile from ear to ear as you find that perfect and magical wedding dress.  Don’t forget your camera!  Yes, you can take pictures at our bridal studio so that you can capture your memories.

We are conveniently located just 10 minutes north-east of Pittsburgh in Allison Park right on Rt. 8.  We have plenty of free parking and lots of comfortable room for you to enjoy your time with us.  Make sure to visit us on Facebook to see highlights of our current inventory.   Just remember, it does change daily and dresses we have posted are not guaranteed to still be in inventory.  No worries though, we will have plenty new ones you haven’t had a chance to see yet.  We can’t wait to meet you and help you experience that magical wedding experience you deserve.

 

 

Why shop with us?

This Magic Moment Bridal Studio full of discount designer wedding dresses.Why shop with us at This Magic Moment Bridal Studio with all these other great bridal stores around Pittsburgh?  All the bridal stores around here have their speciality and tons of wonderful dresses, but let me share with you This Magic Moment Bridal Studio.  We are proud to say we focus on the Smart & Sensible Bride! The bride that wants a beautiful designer wedding dress, but not having to pay full price for it.  While our dresses may be last season or two ago, they are still in style, fashionable, and gorgeous.  They are just reduced anywhere from 30% – 75% off of the retail price.

Because we get these gorgeous new and sample dresses from around the U.S., we are able to offer a larger variety of world-wide designers.  Currently we have approximately 28 different designer wedding dresses in stock.  If you find that perfect dress in your size, you get to take it home with you today!  Our inventory is immediately available and always changing.

Lastly, we pride ourselves on servicing our brides as best as possible.  We want everyone to have the full royal bridal treatment.  We offer a comfortable, cozy and intimate atmosphere to try on dresses and share with your closest family/friends.  We appreciate your level of modesty, and want to make you as comfortable as possible.  We allow you 90 special minutes of attention just on you.  Try on as many dresses as you like.  Take pictures, make memories, and enjoy the wedding experience. If we can do this, we are honored to be part of those memories.

If this is something you are looking for, we hope you make an appointment to spend some time with us.  We promise to do our best to take great care of you and your family/friends.  Let’s find that amazing designer wedding dress at a price worth smiling over.  Take your savings and spend it on other things you never thought you could have for your wedding.  But most of all, be confident and happy in everything you experience with us.  Come shop with us and schedule your appointment today at www.PghWeddingSale.com.  We can’t wait to meet you.

Two Day Sale

Two Day Sale!

Two Day Sale This Magic Moment Bridal Studio

I just love a fabulous two day sale! This sale is going to be great, Stop in anytime on Wed or Thur to come and see our amazing $299 and under gowns. We have dozens of these designer wedding dresses to pick from in all sizes. Our sizes range from 2 to 26 currently.  Inventory is always changing so don’t delay.  Make sure to see us. Normally we are by appointment only, but for this special two day sale, we are making an exception so all the brides have a change to purchase a designer dress of this quality at an unbelievable price.  We promise to give everyone some time and attention.

If you prefer our exclusive one-on-one, then we highly encourage you to make a private bridal appointment here online.  We are here to help serve you as best as possible. Once they are gone, they are gone. This Magic Moment Bridal Studio can not wait to help you find that perfect gown! And remember, we love our brides to make lasting and happy memories.  So bring your camera.  Yes, that’s right, you can take pictures at our bridal studio.  Capture every happy face, smile and tear of joy.  See you soon.

7 Great Ways for Pittsburgh Brides to Sweat Before the Dress – Beyond the Cookie Table – September 2015

7 Great Ways to Sweat Before the Dress!

Sweat before the Dress

Time to sweat before the dress!  Yes, we all want to look fabulous on our wedding day.  It’s not all about weight, but that works too.  Looking fit and lean is not only good for us to fit into our wedding dress, its going for our health and state of mind.  We’ve compiled seven fantastic workout options for local brides who want to look and feel their best on the big day.  A little sweat before the dress can always clear the mind and refresh the body.

We all know working out is not our favorite thing to do but the push to be be fit before the dress is hard to ignore. Share with us your best work out tips and favorite places to work out in the Burgh. It is always better to do it together than alone.  Our accountability partner(s) can be some of the best time we share together in friendships.  Challenging each other, sweating together before the dress, and getting fit and healthy are great ways to live.  It doesn’t have to be an all day event either.  Make it fit in your schedule.  Make it fun.  Make it a lifestyle.  I personally LOVE fresh air and enjoy a good nature hike.

Source: 7 Great Ways for Pittsburgh Brides to Sweat Before the Dress – Beyond the Cookie Table – September 2015

Tiers of Joy: The Best Pittsburgh Wedding Cakes for Your Personality | WHIRL Magazine Pittsburgh

Tiers of Joy!

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Tiers of joy found on the Best Pittsburgh Wedding Cakes for Your Personality by Whirl Magazine is making the headlines.  Find inspiration for your celebration from these covetable confections. This Magic Moment Bridal Studio is falling in love with all of these yummy and gorgeous Pittsburgh wedding cakes.  I don’t think we can pick our favorite and testing would absolutely be required! Which one(s) do you love?

Let these bring some excitement and inspiration to you as you plan you wedding day and prepare for the yummy part of your wedding cake.  Need some more inspirations?  If you couldn’t get enough here, make sure to check out our Pinterest page for more ideas, inspirations, and tiers of joy.

 

Source: Tiers of Joy: The Best Pittsburgh Wedding Cakes for Your Personality | WHIRL Magazine Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Magazine: Weddings and Brides – Pittsburgh, PA

Weddings and Brides of Pittsburgh

Weddings and Brides of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Weddings features stories and blogs on some of the amazing weddings and brides of Pittsburgh.  See what goes on right here in our own city.  See the beauty that surrounds us in churches, banquet facilities, and places to take some amazing and gorgeous pictures.  Learn about some of the best of the best vendors around to make your day perfect.  Who’s who in the wedding world and what unique products and services they offer that may just fit perfectly with your wedding day.

This gorgeous city has so much to offer any wedding and brides of Pittsburgh.  All you need to do is figure out what your theme is and how you want your wedding to look.  Then it makes it much easier to find that perfect location, that delicious cake, that amazing photographer, and that perfect wedding dress.  Don’t give up on your dreams.  They can come true.  Take the time to read through, dream, create and make your wedding the day you always wanted it to be.  Do it easily through these great ideas, inspirations and true stories.   Pittsburgh brides make it happen and happen in some of the best ways.

Source: Pittsburgh Magazine: Weddings and Brides – Pittsburgh, PA