Call or Text: 215-491-8500
Call or Text: 215-491-8500

The State of the Industry: What’s Next?

As a nation, we did not see this coming. The year 2020 was going to be amazing and full of excitement and progress, but here we are together in a mandatory quarantine.
We are a business in the wedding industry, one of the most emotional industries out there and the last thing a bride needs is additional stress . This virus has caused just that on so many levels.  We are constantly looking to a future that changes day by day. Lets take a look at the last two months…
What Happened?
Our brides and grooms who booked for Spring weddings were literally shut down. If you are one of them, know you are not alone. Hundreds and hundreds of couples are in the same position of trying to find a new date and vendors while keeping the excitement over disappointment. Many couples were able to book a new date only to find their preferred vendors already booked. Vendors we know are trying to help – if they are booked, they will refer trusted partners. We are all in this together and pulling together for the best outcome is crucial to our industry.
What’s Happening?
While our brides already have their dresses (many already altered to fit), we are easily able to reschedule tuxedo and formal wear needs to future dates with no additional out-of-pocket fees! We have begun video appointments with our couples and are able to arrange groom try ons when we are able to open for regular business again. 
We are in constant contact with our designers to track existing orders and ensure a timely delivery. All designers’ factories (including bridesmaids) are open and meeting quoted delivery times. Brides, grooms, and members of the bridal party can always get in contact with us via email, live chat on our website, or texting our store telephone number at any time! Our customers love having direct and immediate access to the owners, especially during a time that requires quick answers and decisions, and Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo is proud to be the only bridal and tuxedo store in the area that offers this service.
What’s Next?
These forced closures have impacted businesses in a way that no one could have predicted. Through the chaos, our business and many others have found unique ways to adapt to the newfound challenges. Our video appointments have become such a hit with our couples that we are excited to begin offering them after the closures as well! We have found that not only is this convenient in the age of social distancing, but we have many out-of-town couples who choose to host their wedding in the Bucks County and Philadelphia areas who will greatly benefit from the option to plan from home.
We’ve also added the ability to do your free groom try on of your suits and tuxedos in the comfort of your own home.  Darianna Bridal & Tuxedo can now ship to your home the suits, tuxedos and accessories you choose to try on to help you decide the best look for your wedding day.  We will even provide you with a live video consultation to help you decide on the best look for your wedding day.
For any couples who are in the process of re-planning your wedding and find yourself in need of new vendors, we are always available to help! We work with some of the best in the business and would love to help point you in the right direction.
In order to best protect our customers and staff, we are in the process of developing new protocols for our reopening. Please check our website and social media for these new procedures for when you visit our store.
The Governor has given a date of May 8th for some businesses to reopen, and we expect to reopen not long after that. We are currently accepting appointments for the end of May and June. To make an appointment, click here or text 215-491-8500. We will all get through this together!