We’ve all been taught to expect the worst when it comes to brides and the planning of their weddings – if only from shows like “Bridezilla” and other reality programming. Then there’s a whole other drama – shopping for the dress.
Now, some women have planned and planned for their weddings, some even from childhood. Even so, the dreaded day of dress shopping is something only the most stalwart bridesmaid would look forward to.
The type and variety of weddings and brides is innumerable. From highly structured and timed schedules to everyone meet at the park, the gamut of weddings is as varied as stars in the sky. They all, however, have one thing in common, brides who want to look and feel their very best on their wedding day. And without question, it is all about the dress. The right dress can work magic. This applies to any bride, any shape, size, age, even personality. The right dress can turn any woman into a star. This is no secret, and the best dress designers take that into account. But designers differ from one another, and the types of dresses they produce also vary widely, from the elegantly simple to the detailed sophisticated, romantic, whimsical, ethereal. There are classic dresses, complete with veils and trains, to the modern plunging backs and straight sheaths and everything in between.
But unless you live on one of the coasts, or have a private jet available, trying on, or even seeing, the offerings of the designers is difficult at best, if not downright impossible. No bride wants to feel “off the rack” on her day, and no bride should. Some will opt for having a dress individually designed, and some of the best have altered a dress handed down, these dresses have a timeless style and a beauty otherwise unavailable. But not everyone has a cedar chest with mama or grandmama’s dress inside. What then?
For anyone in the middle of the country, there is one simple answer – the Bridal Warehouse, awarded National Bridal Retailer of the Year – the premier bridal shop Evansville, IN. They offer dresses from the world’s best designers, think Allure Bridal, Mori Lee, Maggie Sottero, Pronovias and too many more to list here. Suddenly, dress shopping loses it’s dread and takes on what it should have always been – a day for the bride and her bridesmaids to enjoy together. There is no question that having all these designers under the same roof and so many more besides, that there is literally something for every bride. And that something will be magic, a dress to be handed down from mother to daughter, a true keepsake.
While some will insist that haute couture can only be had in New York City or on Rodeo Drive, Bridal Warehouse is giving both coasts a real run for their money. It’s more than worth the trip to Evansville, it may very well prove to be the only trip worth taking from wherever in the world your bride may be.