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How to Pick and Pack Destination Wedding Gowns

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A Philly bride and her girls at Philadelphia International Airport, on their way to Cancun!

Destination weddings at beautiful and exotic locations require beautiful and exotic gowns.

Fortunately, Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo has gowns to fit virtually any wedding.

To help you get started in choosing the look you want, you will need to know a few things such as heavier satins are not a good choice for beach weddings and that pouffy gowns with crinoline need much more space to pack.

Your wedding gown is an important part of your big day, and it’s important to pack and ship them with care.

Here are some tips on how to pack destination wedding gowns:

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How to Have a Wonderful Bridal Appointment

Bucks County wedding dressesFinding your gown is one of the most magical experiences you will have.  You are going to get married in that dress, and that’s extraordinary!

To keep that floating on air feeling, Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo offers some tips for a successful bridal appointment:

When do I start looking?  The best time to shop for and purchase your gown is 9 to 12 months before the wedding. You will see the newest collections and you still have enough time for it to arrive and to be sure the dress fits.

What day of the week?  If you don’t mind a crowd, Saturday is the day for you.  Saturday is the busiest appointment day of the week!  If you are a private, low-key type, a weekday afternoon would be perfect for you.

How long will my appointment last?  At Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, you’ll spend 90 minutes with a bridal consultant who is dedicated and professional, but also fun.

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Featured Darianna Bridal Bride: Jessica Carter-Rudnet

Jessica Chose the Jordan gown by Enzoani. Jim chose the Parker tuxedo by Ike Behar. Attire by Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, Warrington PA.
Jessica Chose the Jordan gown by Enzoani. Jim chose the Parker tuxedo by Ike Behar. Attire by Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo, Warrington PA.

Jessica called Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo after spotting one of our Enzoani Jordan bridal gowns.  As soon as she tried it on, she knew this was the dress she’d wear when she would marry her best friend, Jim Rudnet.  We invited Jessica to tell her love story here.

Our Meeting:  Jim and I met working together at Longhorn Steakhouse during college in Warrington, PA.  He was a bartender and I was a hostess.

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The ring, courtesy of Pennsylvania First Precious Metals, Warrington PA

The Proposal:  During our first vacation together in the Bahamas, Jim proposed to me on the balcony of our hotel room overlooking the beach.  I was completely shocked, I didn’t even know he was looking for rings!  We spent the next 5 days in the Bahamas celebrating.

Our Ceremony: We wanted a Catholic ceremony without the difficulty of going back and forth from church to reception. We found St. Miriam Church which allows a shortened Catholic ceremony outside of an actual church.  We met Father Joe and he was exactly what we wanted, humorous, kind, and easy going, while also still incorporating Catholic beliefs. Continue reading "Featured Darianna Bridal Bride: Jessica Carter-Rudnet"

We’re thrilled to introduce our new bridal shop!

Just six months after we opened our bridal shop in January 2013, we knew we bridal shopneeded to expand. Our brides and their families were so incredibly supportive and the word of mouth spread like crazy around Bucks and Montgomery counties and the Philadelphia area.

While it took more than a year to find and build our location in Warrington, it was so worth it!  Our new store now features more than 3,000 square feet with a private bridal lounge and viewing area, along with room for hundreds of bridal gowns, a great tuxedo area, and a special section for moms too.

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