Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Flower Girl Dresses - How do I pick which one?

We have found that many brides come to us clueless as what type of flower girl dress to select. Typically, they always wait last minute to pick out the dress since it is usually not on the top 5 list of wedding things to do first! I think that most brides are a little taken back when they come into our store since they did not realize all the options available to them. So, I am making a quick punch list for things to consider when selecting out a flower girl dress.

1) Budget, how much money you want to spend?

2) Are you looking for a white or ivory dress, or something with color?

3) If you are looking for a colored dress, it's best to have the colored swatches from your bridesmaid dresses, since each manufacturer's color charts differ.

4) If you have selected Ivory dress, make sure you bring that swatch too....you still have to match up Ivory.

5) What type of fabric is your dress and your bridesmaid dresses. If your dress is taffeta, it's smart to also select a taffeta flower girl dress.

6) Do you know your fabrics? If not, learn them now! (satin, matte satin, organza, dupioni silk, silk, poly silk, tulle, taffeta etc).

7) Also, how much time do you have before the wedding? The more time you have, the more options it allows!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Flower Girl Dresses - Tulle Time

The topic in the store this week was flower girl dresses and tulle! So, we wanted to make up a list of our top 5 selling tulle flower girl dresses and share them. Brides often select tulle fabric for the flower girl since it presence such an angelic soft look. I mean what little girl does not like the Cinderella Princess look? You can also add a splash of color by adding a colored sash and then tie it all in with a fresh bouquet, kissing ball or basket of flower petals. One of my personal favorite tulle dresses is by Jessica Lynn, the "Belle" (pictured to the left). You can bring added color by the flower clusters around the neckline and back of the bow. They are made up of matte satin or organza colors of your choice. A perfect way to add that final touch on a wedding day.

Our Top 5 Favorite Tulle Flower Girl Dresses!

1) Tulle Flower Girl Dress by Eden, style 12229

2) Jessica Lynn Flower Girl Dress, style "Belle"

3) Dimples Apparel Flower Girl Dress, style 2428

4) US Angels Flower Girl Dress with Sash, style 409

5) Jessica Lynn Flower Girl Dress, style "Amy"

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Christmas Dresses in June?

Yes, it's Christmas Dresses in June!

We have been busy selecting our Christmas Dresses out and have managed to put a few up on our website. With the holidays and Christmas right around the corner, we have found that people like to plan ahead. It's always fun to get matching sets for sisters and brothers and if you order ahead of the game, it sure makes things easier. These are my favorite sibling sets so far.

Girl Christmas Dress

Boys Christmas Suit

I realize it's not the standard red and green holiday colors, but it shows you how fun fashion can be during the fall.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Flower Girl Dresses, The Giveaway, Sponsored By So Sweet Boutique! Free Wedding Stuff.

Orlando, FL June 22, 2009 --
So Sweet Boutique, located in Orlando, Florida, and the Internet, will be having their first annual flower girl dress give away where one lucky winner will win a $200 shopping spree online at http://www.sosweetboutique.com/. Winner can select their own flower girl dresses.

So Sweet Boutique specializes in formal wear for all occasions for children and teens. Their signature item that they are known for as a leading online store is flower girl dresses. With the economy being tighter, and brides opting for more cost aware weddings, the owner wanted to offer a fun give away to help create a buzz on flower girl fashion. "So Sweet Boutique offers some really fun fashions for flower girls; the boutique wants brides to get a chance to see that there is more than just the classic white dress since there is a a wide range of collections that have stunning fabrics, embellishments and color options ". Jennifer Howe Rogan, owner of So Sweet Boutique stated.

Some of the flower girl dress collections So Sweet Boutique offers are Jessica Lynn, Dimples Apparel, The Sweetie Pie Collection and US Angels. So Sweet Boutique also offers a large selection of discount flower girl dresses starting at a mere $32.99. "Offering a discount flower girl dress selection is critical in today's economy, and now the bride has that option if she is planning her wedding around a budget". Howe Rogan stated. So Sweet Boutique also offers free shipping on hundreds of flower girl dresses, making online shopping both easy and affordable.

Not only can one find flower girl dresses at So Sweet Boutique, they also offer everything else right down to the final touches. From hair wreaths, hair accessories, gloves, petticoats, shoes, flower girl baskets, jewelry and more. If a bride is unsure of what dress will match their wedding, they also offer their personal service and knowledge of fabric variations, color menu's and more to help make the bride's choice the perfect one for their wedding day.

As of today, So Sweet Boutique will be offering one lucky winner a $200 in store or online shopping spree.

All one has to do is visit So Sweet Boutique's website and choose some of their favorite styles of flower girl dresses. Once they have picked out their selections, they then join So Sweet Boutique on their blog and post their selections.

There are a ton of ways to get extra entries!

1) Blog about it! Write a post on your blog linking to this post and leave a comment with the link to your post.

2) Tweet it! Just twitter about this post, and link to it ofcourse. Then come back to the So Sweet Boutique blog and leave another comment with your Twitter name (so you ge credit).

3) Facebook it! Just put a post on your facebook and link to the So Sweet Boutique blog and then leave another comment with your facebook name.

One lucky winner will randomly be selected and announced on July 6th, 2009

So Sweet Boutique, Formal Wear (Flower Girl Dresses, Communion Dresses) for Children and Teens; Celebrated Their First Season in New Location.

Making a move from small town Oviedo to Casselberry Florida paid off , as their customer base was growing up, So Sweet Boutique decided to grow with them. So Sweet Boutique now carries prom dresses, pageant dresses and quinceanera dresses.

Orlando, Fla. June 18, 2009 -- So Sweet Boutique formally a children's boutique decided to specialize in formal wear for children while running their small boutique in Oviedo, Florida. With the growing customer base and the support of their online clients, So Sweet Boutique decided to move to a much larger storefront where they could offer a larger selection of items as well as offering more occasion wear.

Communion Dresses as well as flower girl dresses have always been part of So Sweet Boutique. Soon the owner had several request to also offer christening gowns and pageant dresses. So Sweet Boutique quickly added several of those items to help their customers find those specialty items they were looking for.

"Adding just a nice variety of those two items really seemed to make things a little tighter in space around the store," stated Jennifer Howe Rogan, Owner. "We were really excited to offer the new lines such as US Angels, Tiffany Designs and Perfect Angels but learned real fast, we needed more space to grow."

Within months of the new larger variety added already in, the customers and their childrens were asking the store owner to also consider offering Sweet 16 dresses, Quinceaneara and Prom Dresses. "It's what really motivated us to move to a much larger store and a better central location."

The growing Orlando customer base spreads easily 45 miles around the area and they knew Oviedo was not easy to get to. "The response at our new store was everything I had hoped it would be, and allowed us to make finding a dress for any occasion incredibly special, after all it's all about the dress!" stated Howe Rogan.

With their first season offering prom dresses to their customers that are growing up with them, So Sweet Boutique created a Prom Room full of lavish dresses from Jovani, Tiffany Designs and more. "Many of the dresses are perfect for many other occasions outside of prom, such as for a pageant. We wanted to be able to offer dresses that could be worn for more than one type occasion," Howe Rogan stated.

Many of the dresses are full length, fully beaded or ball gowns. "We wanted to offer our girls something different from the other surrounding boutique's, to ensure they'd be not only gorgeous, but one of a kind". So Sweet Boutique's online customers are still shopping with them over the internet and now with their new location, are shopping with them or just stopping in to say hello while on vacation in the Orlando area. "The location is awesome, we love having our customers from Ireland and the UK popping in, what's even better is getting to meet the kids in person," Howe-Rogan stated. "Our funnest client was Mel B. from the Spice Girls, you just never know who is going to find you over the internet"."

The store was also voted recently one of the top 5 boutique's in Orlando and recently are up for the Parent's Choice Award sponsored by Nickelodean.