Thursday, September 22, 2016

New Gorgeous Quinceanera Dresses Fit For A Princess

Brides of America loves being able to help women look and feel beautiful on the special days in their lives. This is not limited to the wedding day. In addition to the many exquisite special occasion gowns that we carry, we also offer offer the most gorgeous quinceanera dresses in Miami.


On a young lady's 15th birthday, Quinceanera symbolizes that girl's journey into womanhood. A wonderful moment like that deserves a very special gown. Brides of America is proud to be able to offer the Vizcaya quinceanera dress collection from the brilliant Madeline Gardner and Morilee. The attention to detail, expert craftsmanship, quality materials, and fabulous designs of Morilee are all reasons why we only carry their brand. Only the very best for our customers!

The new fall collection from Vizcaya is different from the designs that we have seen in the past. This year we are noticing a lot more bling, yet the styles are even more sophisticated than before. A wonderful detail about these gowns is that the crinoline is already built into the dress, so there is no need for an extra piece underneath to give it that gorgeous fullness. 



At the same time, these quinceanera gowns still stay true to tradition. The skirts are long, full, and flowing, exuding the perfect balance between sweet, young innocence and tasteful womanly fashion. 

While these gowns are designed with quinceanera in mind, they are just as perfect for a young woman's sweet 16 party or other important evening, such as prom. Anyone that wants to look and feel like a princes for a day will love these stunning dresses.



No matter what the occasion, from quinceanera to weddings, each and every customer that comes in for a shopping appointment in our Miami special occasion dress store is given our undivided attention while she is here. "We love to spoil our young ladies when they are searching for the perfect party dress, just like we spoil all of our brides." says owner David Abadi, "During her appointment, all of our attention will be on her - what she likes, how it fits, how she feels in the dress - and we will do everything that we can to make sure that she is perfectly happy while she is here!"

Most of our quinceanera dresses have a matching stole or bolero that may be worn for a bit of added modesty and style. Each gown is available in different color choices too. No matter what your daughter's personal style, you will be able to find something perfect that will make you both equally happy. 



If you know a young lady that will soon be celebrating her own special day and is looking for the best quinceanera dress in Miami, send her our way. Not only will she find quality, variety, and style at Brides of America, but also the friendliest and most knowledgeable customer service to go along with it. We cannot wait to enhance your young lady's inner beauty with a fabulous gown to match it. 


The gown of your dreams awaits you.
Brides of America is an authorized retailer of all Mori Lee Bridal Lines.



Blog author:  Deanna Powell - WhereBridesGo.com


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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Trust Wedding Wire To Find Vendors You Can Trust

Brides of America is highly regarded among the wedding community, and a big reason for this is the fact that our customers report having incredible experiences in our store and finding the most beautiful wedding dresses in Miami and online. There are lots of places where you can read honest reviews, and one of them that we see a lot of comments on is Wedding Wire.


This site has the largest network of local wedding vendors, representing many different areas around the world. This is extremely helpful to our brides that buy wedding dresses from us online, because we cannot offer them advice for talented vendors outside of the area we are familiar with. It is also a wonderful place to find wedding advice, ideas, planning tools, forums, and so much more. 




"What I love about Wedding Wire," states David Abadi, Brides of America's owner, "is that brides can express their experience there and other brides can see their true opinions. It is the best place to be sure the vendors you will have in your wedding will take care of you and all of your wedding needs."  

Brides of America is very proud to be included in the Wedding Wire network. It is an excellent way for women to find proof that they can trust their wedding day fashions to our South Florida bridal boutique. Vendors have no control over the reviews on Wedding Wire, so you know that they are authentic and out of the mouths of true brides. 

"I believe a review is the best way to know if a vendor is legit, but not all reviews are real," said David. "Wedding Wire monitors all of the reviews on their page so that you can be sure they are from a real bride."  

Our wedding dress store in Miami has been with Wedding Wire since 2009, and over time, they have shown us that they are a very trustworthy company. It seems as if they have come to trust us too. We have earned the honor of their Wedding Wire Award for 8 years in a row. We proudly display these plaques because they remind us that we are doing a good job for our lovely customers, and it encourages us to keep up the excellent work. 

It's easy to check out most wedding vendors on Wedding Wire. You can search by business name, your location, or the type of vendor in your area that you are needing. Your wedding day should be filled with happiness, love, and laughter, and this site can help to make sure you are surrounded by the talented vendors that can make that happen. 


Please take a look at the Brides of America Wedding Wire page. We encourage all of our customers to leave a review and let others know how you felt about your experience with us. These reviews give the women that are new to our Miami wedding dress store the confidence to come in, and they let us know that we should keep doing exactly what we are doing. We always treat our customers with the professionalism and care that they deserve, and all of your other vendors should too.  


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Brides of America is an authorized retailer of all Mori Lee Bridal Lines.



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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Your After-the-Wedding To-Do List

You're married! Congratulations on hosting an incredible day that resulted in the beginning of your new "happily ever after" as Mr. and Mrs. That wedding planning to-do list is all checked off and long gone, but there are a few more tasks that will need to be taken care of now that the wedding is over. Brides of America has compiled these for you in today's blog. 


Some of these need to be taken care of right away, and a few can be handled at a leisurely pace. The quicker you get them done, though, the more at ease your mind will be. Working together will make these tasks go by smoothly and quickly. 

Return rented wedding items
Hopefully you assigned this job to someone responsible before the wedding and they took care of it already. Still, it's always wise to double-check that it is done. After all, you're the one that will owe more money if items are not returned. 

Update your new last name.
If you have taken on a new last name at the ceremony, it also has to be done legally on paper. Everything that you signed up for when you were single will now need to be updated to feature your current name. 

The process of name-changing can differ from state to state, but most will require you to provide a certified copy of your marriage license. Begin with the two big ones - your social security card and your driver's license. Next, take care of other documents, like car titles, bank accounts, credit cards, etc... After that, work on switching over any subscriptions, memberships, online profiles, and such. 

Get Your Wedding Dress Professionally Cleaned
You probably won't be wearing this again any time soon, but possibly in the future for a vow renewal or to pass on to your daughter. The longer you wait to have it cleaned, the more likely that stains will set in. Don't try to clean it yourself. The delicate fabrics and intricate accents require the attention of a professional. 

Before you send it away for cleaning, hang it up on a padded or plastic hanger, and do not wrap it in plastic. This can trap moisture and cause anything that has been spilled on the dress, as well as the oils from your body, to ruin the fabric. When choosing a dress cleaner, find someone that will also preserve your bridal gown so that you can store it safely until it is needed again.

Update your address
Unless you already lived together, at least one of you will be moving to a new address. Along with changing your name, make sure that your new address is correct on everything too (subscriptions, memberships, etc...) Don't forget to send out the information to all of your family and friends also. One way to do that is through the next task. 

Write & mail the thank you notes
If you were writing these as gifts came in before the wedding, then you're a little bit ahead of the game. Most guests probably brought a gift with them to the ceremony and reception though, so you will have a mountain of thank you notes left to write. You should aim to have them all written and delivered by 3 months after the wedding date. Either set a day aside and tackle them together all at once, or work on a few every evening while you watch television together or talk over your day. 

Return or exchange wedding gifts
You probably ended up with a few duplicate gifts, and possibly even a few things that you simply know you will not use. Make returns or exchanges soon after the wedding, because the longer you wait to do this, the more likely those gifts will get shoved to the back of a closet and forgotten about. 

Pick out your favorite wedding photos
This is one more task that may never get done if you keep putting it off. Even if the photographer has given you digital copies of every photograph taken at the wedding, the longer you wait to print out your favorites, the less likely they will ever get printed. Make an effort to order at least a couple of the best ones to display in your home, and maybe a few to give away to immediate family. 


You may not have need for our Miami bridal boutique immediately after your wedding, but know that we are here for you in the future. We have a beautiful selection of special occasion gowns available, plus gorgeous Quinceanera dresses for any daughters that may be in your future. Once again, congratulations from all of us here at Brides of America for your recent marriage. We wish you both many, many years of happiness together. 


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Brides of America is an authorized retailer of all Mori Lee Bridal Lines.



Blog author:  Deanna Powell - WhereBridesGo.com


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The New Fall 2016 Bridesmaid Collection from Morilee Is Here!

While we are all sad to see summer on its way out, we can't help but be excited for the coming of autumn. A new season means new fashions! Our Miami bridal boutique is receiving beautiful bridesmaid dresses this week from the new Fall 2016 Bridesmaid Collection from Morilee. 




According to Brides of America owner, David Abadi, "We are very excited about the fall collections. Women are already calling to book appointments for this weekend to try on the new line!




You will want to make an appointment to find your dream wedding dress early in the planning process, and once you accomplish that, it's time to find fashions for your lovely bridesmaids. These gowns from Morilee, of which we are an authorized dealer, will give you a taste of what you can expect when you and your girls come in for a shopping appointment together. 





In addition to the fabulous new styles, Morilee has added many new colors too. "In my opinion," says David, "these new bridesmaid gowns look amazing! The fabric quality is superb and they are very well made. They are exquisite evening gowns that any woman would be thrilled to wear.


Morilee designs the most fabulous bridesmaid dresses and bridal gowns, and Brides of America is the place to find all of their gorgeous collections. Call and book your appointment now to try on the amazing new Fall 2016 Bridesmaid Dress Collection from Morilee, or request an appointment online

We will make your shopping trip a special experience, spoiling you the entire time! Let our talented consultants know the look and feel that you would like to have for your celebration, and we will help you discover the perfect fashions for every woman in your wedding. 



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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Enlist Help To Get Into That Wedding Dress

Most wedding dresses will require a bit of assistance when you put them on. When you are in the dressing room at Brides of America, we will make sure that everything is buttoned, laced, and adjusted the way it should be. 

When the wedding day rolls around, you will want to plan ahead and ask someone to help you get into your beautiful wedding dress. No matter who you decide to ask for help, make sure that you give them plenty of advance notice so that they know you will be waiting for them. 


A Family Affair

One reliable person that you can ask to help you look perfect on your special day is your mother. She is someone that you know will want to make sure everything is perfect for you. A favorite aunt, sister, cousin, or grandmother is a good choice too. They grew up with you and should have a good idea of how to best work with you. 


A Little Help From Your Friends

This is an excellent duty for your maid of honor to take on. If there are lots of different components involved in getting you dressed, enlist all of your bridesmaids to pitch in and help. They will most likely be in the room with you getting ready themselves anyway.   


Get Dressed Privately

A first look photo isn't only for the bride and groom anymore. If you want to surprise your bridesmaids and immediate family with your final look after everything is in place and ready to go, ask your wedding consultant or hair and makeup people to assist you. Once you are all dressed up, take a quiet moment to yourself, then have the photographer capture the look on everyone's faces when you emerge as the stunning bride you will be. 


Do Your Homework

While you are at our Miami bridal boutique for fittings, ask plenty of questions about how every part of your gown should look. This is the best time to learn any tips or tricks that could make getting dressed on the big day a lot easier. If a family member or bridesmaid will be helping you get dressed, bring them along to a fitting so they can get the instructions too.


The knowledgeable consultants at Brides of America have seen thousands of wedding dresses over the years (possibly even more!) so they are the best people to teach you how to get into your gown properly. Make sure that you get instructions on how to bustle your gown too. 

Also, let the helper that you choose know you may need a bit of additional help throughout the evening. You should stay well-hydrated on the wedding day, but a bridal gown is not the easiest thing to get in and out of the restroom with! They can help to make sure you exit looking just as gorgeous and put together as when you went in. 




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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Elegant Black Bridesmaid Dresses For Your Wedding

When you begin thinking about wedding fashion, the color white tends to pop into mind first. After all, the wedding dress is the single most important garment for that special day. Once the bride is taken care of, it is time to start thinking about what the bridesmaids will wear. Recently we have really been loving the black bridesmaid dresses that women have been purchasing from our Miami bridal boutique


Wedding colors often reflect a couple's favorite colors or seasonal hues, and those are generally what the bridesmaids will wear. While black is not usually a person's first choice for a favorite color, in this case it is an excellent option for your bridesmaid gowns. 



Brides of America's owner, David Abadi, recently attended a wedding in Chicago where all of the bridesmaids and even the mother of the bride were all in beautiful black gowns, and the bride wore an ivory wedding dress with a stunning black crystal sash. "The dresses made the wedding look so elegant and sophisticated," said David. 



That wedding inspired him to begin suggesting this exquisite look to the brides that came into our Miami bridal boutique. Many of them also loved the air of sophistication that a black dress gave to the overall wedding look and feel and chose to act on the suggestion. 

"My brides love it," said David, "and the bridesmaids love it even more because they know that they will be able to wear a black dress again after the wedding." Every woman should have at least one go-to "little black dress" in her closet. As German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld said, 

"One is never over-dressed or under-dressed
with a little black dress." 


The bridesmaids aren't the only ladies that will look amazing in this sophisticated color. Our mother of the bride dresses come in a wide array of gorgeous designs, so Mom is sure to find something perfect, no matter what her age, shape, or personal style. The Madeline Gardner New York (MGNY) collection form Morilee is an excellent place to find a gown that both the bride's and the groom's mothers will be proud to wear.


You know you will find the most fashionable and beautiful bridesmaid dresses in Miami when you step into our bridal shop. Black is just one of a rainbow of available colors that Brides of America has for you to choose from. Let us know the look and feel that you would like for your wedding to have, and our knowledgeable consultants will point you in the right direction. 


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The Pros & Cons of Letting Guests Photograph Your Wedding

Nearly everyone has a cell phone, which means nearly everyone has access to a camera and video recorder at all times. A wedding is a day filled with amazing photo opportunities, but there are both good and bad aspects of having your guests snapping pictures all day long. Brides of America decided to investigate a few of the pros and cons of mobile photography at your wedding. 


Lots of couples are perfectly fine with allowing their guests to take all of the pictures that their hearts desire, but a few prefer that they don't. An "unplugged" wedding is one where the bride and groom have requested that no electronic devices are present. The following thoughts may help you to make your own personal decision about this subject. 


The Pros

  • Get wedding photos right away.

You have paid a photographer to capture every special moment of the day, but you won't have access to those pictures for weeks. All of the photos that are taken by family and friends can be made available to you almost immediately. 

  • Share the day with those that could not attend.

Allowing guests to share the pictures that they are taking on social media is a great way to let the people that couldn't make it to the wedding see what is going on. Even though they couldn't travel to you, they can still see how beautiful you look and how much fun everyone is having. 

  • See the moments you missed.

The photographer will mainly be focused on the bride and groom, but there is a lot going on at the ceremony and reception all around you too. When you see the photos that guests have taken from their corner of the wedding, you will be able to see the day from a new perspective.


The Cons

  • Guests get in the pro photographer's way.

The photographer and videographer that you hired to record your special day have been paid very well. It is difficult for them to do their job and get the magical shots you are hoping for if guests keep popping up in front of them trying to get the same picture. Flashes from guests' mobile devices and personal cameras can also affect the lighting on the professional pictures.  

  • You can't veto a bad shot.

If you guests are taking their own pictures and immediately sharing them online, you won't have time to say "no" to an unflattering photo before the world sees it. Even if they agree to take it down later, the damage has already been done. 

  • Photos may get shared too publicly.

Anything that others share online is seen by all of their personal friends, which may be people you do not know, and some people even leave their accounts open to the general public. Friends that you did not have room for on the guest list may see the photos and it could cause hurt feelings. You will not have control over who is allowed to see any photos that are posted by others. 


Other Options

If you are torn on the subject, consider having a "partially unplugged" wedding. Let your guests know that no photos are allowed during the ceremony, but once the dance music starts at the reception, go ahead and snap away. It's okay to limit the time and place where they are allowed to take their own pictures.

Don't forget to come up with a fun hashtag for the wedding so that everyone's photos can be found easily. There are lots of wedding hashtag generators online if you need help coming up with something fun. Also, you can find photo sharing sites online that can be set to private if you would like guests to share photos with each other but not with the general public. 

Show us your photos!

When you are standing there, looking amazing, in your gorgeous wedding dress from our Miami bridal boutique, it's the perfect time to have lots and lots of photos taken. It is completely up to you whether you want everyone snapping them or only the professionals. Don't forget to share some of those incredible pictures with us here at Brides of America after the wedding. We love seeing our brides all beautiful, happy, and in love on their special day. 



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