Green Bridesmaid Inspiration

So, green never used to be a color on my radar – personally or wedding related. But, I have to say that in the last year or so, I am loving the idea of incorporating green into your wedding and not by using greenery. I’m loving pulling green through the table accents, through your bridesmaid dresses, through a green velvet tux for your groom! I’m into the idea of using green in unexpected ways.

So, last week I took this grouping of green toned bridesmaid dresses:

And paired them with 3 different dresses! I love the idea of mixing and matching green toned bridesmaid dresses OR doing all of your girls in the same color! These bridesmaid dresses are all from our Sorella Vita line!

Here, is the same grouping of bridesmaid dresses paired with an ivory Mikado dress from Essense of Australia. I love the crispness that the ivory dress brings to the overall feel.

The next dress is a tulle ballgown in a color called Moscato from Martina Liana. I would qualify this Moscato color as a blush! I think incorporating a blush toned dress with green toned bridesmaid dresses provides an overall softer feel to the wedding!

Which color of wedding dress do you like better with these green bridesmaid dresses? Ivory or Moscato?

Here are some images which have fueled my love for green accents!

Green Velvet Jacket for the groom via 5ive15ifteen Wedding Photography

These green candles are giving me life!

If you’re considering green for your wedding, I hope this helped you envision how to pull it together! We would love to help you put together a mix-and-match bridesmaid palette or help you choose the perfect shade of green for your bridesmaid dresses that will pull all your details together!

Wedding Inspiration from the Arielle Peters Workshop!

Ugh, girls, the images from the styled shoot that was hosted by Arielle Peters for her workshop attendees is beyond good! Like, beyond beautiful and will have so many images for you to take inspiration from!

The list of vendors include some of my personal favorites and all will help your wedding day run smoothly! Work with people you believe in and trust and you will be in great hands!

Enjoy these stunning images!!

Venue: LaSalle Event Center
Photography + Workshop Host: Arielle Peters Photography
Florist: LB Floristry
Stylist: Stephanie Abbitt
Cake: Sweet Em’s Cake Shoppe
Makeup/Hair Artist: Something Blue Stylists
Bridal Shop: One Fine Day Bridal and Gown Boutique
Wedding Dress Designer: Essense of Australia
Tuxes: Louie’s Tux Shop
Rentals: Burns Rent-Alls: Special Events
Calligraphy: Twig & Juniper
Models: Abigail Edmons + Damon Edmons

Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents
Arielle Peters Workshop featuring Essense of Australia wedding dress from One Fine Day Bridal with Pink, Mauve and Black accents


Bridal Alterations, FAQs & FYIs

We recently sat down with Luke from Unscripted Visuals to talk about our alterations department! This video covers what to expect at your appointment, questions we frequently get regarding alterations and some things to keep in mind during the process. Keep reading for the text to this video!

Cover photo by Indigo Lace Collective

So you have scheduled your first alterations appointment, yay!  This means your wedding is almost here and in the not to far future you get to wear that beautiful wedding dress down the aisle!

Here are a few things to keep in mind

#1) Alterations is a process and we often say they are called fittings and not finishings.  You will have 3-4 fittings for standard alterations and 4-5 if you’re doing customizations such as adding a sleeve!  Your dress won’t be perfect at your second fitting but keep in mind that by time you walk down that aisle, your dress is going to fit you so beautifully!

#2) Alterations are a separate cost.  We charge by the service being done and you will be given an estimate at your first fitting.  We ask that ½ of the estimate is paid at your first fitting.  The balance is due at your final fitting.

#3) You do want to limit the number of people you bring to your fittings.  Your fitting will last for 1 hour and we do a lot of things in that hour so to keep the appointment forward moving, we ask that you only bring 2 guests with you.  Now, if you have extended family you want to show your dress to, we encourage you to make an appointment to do just that!  That way you can show all your loved ones your amazing dress without being pulled away for alterations questions!

#3) It’s very important to bring your shoes and any special undergarments you plan on wearing to each of your fittings.  We’ll mark your hem at your first fitting and then check it at the 2nd.  We’ll check your bustle at your 3rd fitting so it’s really important to have your shoes with you each time!

#4) If you have questions or concerns never, never hesitate to let us know.  We always say we can’t fix what we don’t know about so if something feels weird on the dress or you aren’t totally pleased with something, you just need to let us know.  You won’t hurt our feelings and at the end of the day, we have the same goals for you and we are on your team!!

How the process works:

You’ll want to make your first appointment for 8-10 weeks before you wedding.  I would recommend making your appointment at least 2 weeks in advance but if you know your schedule now, there is no such thing as too early to get your fittings on the schedule!

You’ll meet with one of our highly trained seamstresses and we will begin to fit the dress to your specific figure!  The first fitting will last 1 hour and we’ll be pinning all the work to be completed on your dress.  At the second fitting, we’ll be checking the work that was done and seeing if any other tweaks need to be made.  Plan on 60 minutes for your 2nd fitting!  At your 3rd fitting, we will teach you how to bustle your dress, how to sit down, how to use the restroom, fun things like that! 

We like to do your last fitting 2 weeks before you wedding to ensure the fit is still good and you are welcome to take your dress with you at your last fitting or you can pick it up at our boutique the week of your wedding.  Regardless of when you pick up your dress, we will give it a final steam.

As always, never hesitate to reach out with any questions you might have!  Bridal alterations may be a new experience for you and we want to ease your concerns and answer any of your questions. 

Super Sample Sale 2019

We host a sample sale once a year and 2019’s Super Sample Sale will take place on April 7th from 12:00-5:00!

What is a Super Sample Sale? This is a one-day event where we offer select wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and accessories for sale at a deep discount. We don’t do any sales throughout the year so this is the one time to snag yourself an amazing deal! In order to make room for all of the new wedding dresses that will be arriving in June, we will be selling over 60 wedding dresses off the rack, as-is. So, the dress you see and try on is the dress you will be purchasing!

We have a couple of modifications in store for this years SSS! The main being that we are taking appointments! This only applies to you if you are looking at wedding dresses. If you are looking at bridesmaid dresses or accessories, appointments aren’t needed! We will have 12 appointments available starting at 12:00 and going to 3:00. Then, we will have walk-in hours from 3:00-5:00!

Here are some helpful hints to prepare for your SSS appointment!
1. We will have a Pinterest page go live 1 week before the SSS. This will allow you to pre-shop the SSS so you can come in with an idea of what dresses you’d like to try on!
2. You will have your own dressing room and a consultant assigned to that room. While the consultant won’t be in your room, assisting you as we would a non sample sale appointment, they are there to answer any questions you have or help you pull similar styles. Definitely utilize them, especially if you need help locating something!
3. You have access to our 3-way mirrors at the center of the boutique but keep in mind you only have 45 minutes to try dresses on so we recommend spending most of your time in your fitting room (this is also why we ask you to limit your guests).
4. Keep in mind these are sample dresses that have been tried on by other brides. Some wear and tear is to be expected but the prices have been adjusted to reflect that!
5. Most of our dresses will be street clothes size 8-12. Alterations are to be expected of any dress you purchase but that’s true even if you bought a brand new dress in your size!
6. We will not be offering alterations on any samples purchased. This is something we’ve had to change this year due to being understaffed in our alterations department!

In order to keep this event as fair as possible we have a few rules in place!
1. There is a 5 dress limit in the dressing rooms at any one time! As you remove 1 dress, you can bring another one in but there can only be 5 dresses in your room at one time.
2. NO HOLDING DRESSES! We will ask you to put back any dress that a member of your party is holding for you. It’s just not fair to the other brides in attendance and we really try to be as fair to all of our guests as possible so thank you for understanding!
3. Please limit your party to max of 3 guests.
4. This is a cash and carry sale and we will be accepting cash or any major credit cards. Checks will not be accepted!
5. All sales are final. Because of the nature of this sale you need to be prepared to make a decision on the dress that day. We will not be holding dresses.

Edited: All of our appointments booked up within 24 hours after our Instagram Stories announcement! We did open up 4 more appointment times but remember that open hours start at 3:00 and there will be at least 3 rooms for your use. All the same rules apply to our open hours.

Don’t worry if you aren’t able to snag an appointment! There are over 60 dresses available! I can promise it will be worth your time to just come see what’s available!

There will be 2 fittings rooms open for your bridesmaids to try dresses on. You do not need an appointment for bridesmaids. It will be a wait in line situation. This worked for us last year so we’ll be doing the same next year. In regards to bridesmaids: it is always insanity right when we open and then by 12:45 the bridesmaid section is dead. We will have over 70 bridesmaid dresses for sale in lots of wearable, pretty colors so trust me when I say you’ll be fine to come by later in the day to shop the bridesmaid section.

All of our bridesmaids will be on sale for $49.50 + tax! These dresses are normally priced at $260-$320 so it’s a great time to buy your dress for that upcoming wedding!

You also do not need an appointment for accessories! They will be displayed on a couple tables out front. There won’t be any earrings and only a couple veils for sale. BUT, we will have a lot of headpieces and sashes for sale!!

cover photo by Indigo Lace Collective

FAQ

We sat down with Luke from Unscripted Visuals to go through the questions we get asked most frequently! Read on to see what questions we answer in this video!

Cover photo by Indigo Lace Collective

Questions we answer in this video:

  1. Do I need to make an appointment?
  2. What are your price ranges?
  3. Do you have a payment plan?
  4. What sizes do you carry?
  5. When should I start shopping for my wedding dress?
  6. Are alterations included?

As always, we are here to help you! We don’t say that in a “this sounds nice” kind of way – we say it in a “we want to be helpful in every way we can, so please, bug us with all your questions” kind of way!

What to Expect at your One Fine Day Appointment!

We sat down with Luke from Unscripted Visuals to talk about what you should expect at your bridal appointment here at One Fine Day! Our goal is always to ease any fears you may have so your experience with us is fun, easy and full of amazing memories! See below to read the text from our video!

Our cover photo is by Indigo Lace Collective

We are so excited that you have set aside time out of your busy schedule to come shop with us!  We believe shopping for your wedding dress is more than just shopping for a dress.  It is an experience we cultivate to ensure you have wonderful memories to share with your loved ones!

Since you don’t go wedding dress shopping every day, this process can be a bit daunting and we are here to ease any worries you may have and answer your questions!

I am Autumn, the owner of One Fine Day and I am Gabi, the sales manager here at One Fine Day!  We are always available to talk to you ahead of your appointment about any fears or concerns you might have or any questions you need answered!

So, first things first we promise we will have fun at your appointment.  You’ll find all the women who work here to be warm, friendly and empathetic. 

You’ll be working one-on-one with your bridal consultant and when you first arrive you’ll sit down with them and have a short chat about your wedding day!  What you have planned, what your vision is and what you think you envision your wedding dress to look like if you have an idea!

Next, you and your consultant will go shopping!  We’ll show you some dresses that, based on the details you shared during your chat, fit your bridal vision!  We start off with 5-6 dresses as that gives us a really good idea of what shapes you’re liking, which details speak to you and from that we are able to help you pull in additional styles or really hone in on your bridal look!

It’s very common to get down to 2 dresses that you really love.  We like to have you put those two dresses on, back to back, and show you some veils and accessories.  We want to help you envision your total look on your wedding day!

When you find the dress that you’re going to wear on your wedding day, it is just ½ down to make it yours!  The balance is due 30 days after the dress arrives to our boutique and you will get an email from us after selecting your gown that has a ship date and additional information.  We do have payment plans available and if this best suits your needs just let us know and we can give you more information!

Becoming a One Fine Day Bride is about so much more than the dress.  We are for you in whatever you need!  Do you have a question about choosing a dress for bridesmaids located across the country?  Email us!  Are you worried about the alterations involved with your dress, stop in and see us!  Need to know your balance or appointment time, give us a call!  We are here for you!  In whatever form that takes

Tips: If you have any pictures from our Instagram page or website, bring those in and show us!  Also, some girls will wear a strapless bra but the majority decide to go without as all our dresses have support built into them.  Also, this is a friendly reminder to wear your full coverage underwear.

Think about who you want to bring.  You want to be sure you are bringing those loved ones who’s opinions you really want!

Be prepared to fall in love.  It is going to happen when you least expect it and, honestly, that is one of the most beautiful things about this process.  We promise you will find a dress that causes a jump in your heart and butterflies in your stomach. Every bride’s story of finding her wedding dress is different and we cannot wait to help you have you story!

If something comes up and you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, just give us a call and we can get that squared away!

We are excited to go on this journey with you and hope to welcome you into the One Fine Day Bridal family!

1 dress, different bodies

Gabi, my sales manager, and I sat down this week to talk about 2019 goals. We have always had this desire to promote, foster and encourage body positivity. You want to look and feel amazing on your wedding day and we want to help you achieve that starting with your appointment with us, going through your final fitting.

So many of our brides follow us on social media and bring in pictures from our Instagram page (which we love). A lot of what you see on our social media pages are dresses on 1 body. We want to give you more tools to help you walk into your bridal appointment with confidence and excitement!

There are several of us here that are happy (understatement) to put on wedding dresses to give you an idea of how the dress looks on different figures. I always say that a dress will look completely different on every bride. We are individuals with different figures and different styles. It’s so amazing that one dress can translate so well to different figures and styles!

We hope you love this new feature! To give you an idea of what you can expect, here is Alex, Gabi and myself all wearing the same Essense of Australia dress (style D2587)

Here it is on the model:

Alex is 5’4” with an athletic body type, a large bust and small hips.

Gabi is 5’6” with a pear shaped body, a small bust and larger hips.

Autumn is 5’3” with an apple shaped body, a large bust and small hips.

Brittan is 5’8″ with an hourglass figure!

This dress looks amazing on all of us because a good quality wedding dress is going to make you feel comfortable and when you feel comfortable your beauty shines easily through. We can’t wait to bring you all more of this! If you put on a dress and you feel beautiful, we’ve done our job! Hopefully this just gives you more of an idea of how different dresses fit different shapes!

Until next time loves,
Autumn

Now Hiring for our Alterations Department!

We are looking to add a few friendly faces to our alterations team! We are looking for someone who is:
hard working
detail oriented
enjoys working with people
patient
thinks quickly on their feet

You don’t need to have bridal alteration experience – we will train – but a basic knowledge of sewing is recommended. Your responsibilities will include bridal fittings with our brides and altering wedding dresses. We are a tight-knit group of helpful women so if you’re looking for a workplace that is drama-free, encouraging and has room for pay growth, consider One Fine Day! This career is flexible but being able to work 1 Saturday a month is a must.

The position will be full time and is an hourly position. Starting pay is $10/hour during training and will be increased once the training period is completed. Raises are given for quality of work and great attitude. Our busy season is March through October but you will be able to keep up full time hours (if you choose to) during our slow season which is between November and February.

We have an in-depth training program that will set you up for success! After completed, you’ll feel comfortable working one-on-one with our brides and will feel fully prepared to fit any dress. Our team has decades of experience and there is a lot of wisdom to be shared! If you have a background in basic sewing, costuming and theater or have made your own clothes, bridal alterations is an easy transition for you.

If interested, you can drop off your resume at One Fine Day Bridal (5310 Coldwater Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana) or you can email Autumn@onefinedaybridalandgown.com. Always feel free to stop in through the week and ask to talk to Autumn! Feel free to call as well (260) 483-8000.

We hope you consider this opportunity to help brides feel beautiful and contribute to their very important day!

Take a selfie at One Fine Day, win a Target gift card!

Gabi and I were talking this week about how much we appreciate our Instagram followers and how we want to give back.  So, we came up with a fun little giveaway! The gist is to take a selfie here at One Fine Day OR in your dress you purchased from us and tag #OneFineDayBridalSelfie!  It’s that simple!  The contest ends July 31st and the winner will be announced on August 3rd!

Here are some rules:

  1. You must follow us on Instagram (@OneFineDayBridal)
  2. The selfie has to be taken at our boutique or wearing one of our dresses (so past brides are eligible)
  3. Tag us with #OneFineDayBridalSelfie
  4. A name will be drawn from all the eligible entries and a winner will be announced on Friday, August 3rd.
  5. We will DM the winner through Instagram and they’ll have 48 hours to get back to us!  If they don’t get back to us, we will draw another name!
  6. As a (legal) side note: Instagram is not associated with this giveaway and is not sponsoring, endorsing, or administering this giveaway.

What do you win?  A $75 Target gift card!  We want to thank you for following us.  If you have questions, get in contact with us!

Super Sample Sale 2018

Mark your calendars: Sunday, April 22nd from 12:00-4:00.  No appointments – first come, first served!

Ah, the Super Sample Sale.  It is a weekend we looked forward to literally all year.  It is a high energy, great deals are a plenty and the brides are so much fun!  It is a bit of an organized crazy but to ensure it stays more organized than crazy, we have a few guidelines:

  1. It is on a 1st come, 1st served basis!  Last year, we had girls lined up starting around 9am.  We’ll open the doors at 12:00 and will come out and grab everyone’s information prior to the sale.  We have 6 dresses rooms so there will be 6 brides trying on dresses at a time!
  2. If you are only looking at accessories and don’t need access to the dressing rooms, you don’t have to wait in the “bridal” line when the doors open.  I’ll still take your information but you can come on in and start browsing around!
  3. The sale is from 12:00-4:00.  Last year, we were busy from till 3:00 and then it died down (just as a heads up!)
  4. We will have a Pinterest page where you’ll be able to pre-shop the sale and will let you know as soon as it goes live!
  5. There will be a 5 dress limit in the dressing room.  You’re can bring in 5 dresses and as you release 1 back to us, you can grab another dress!
  6. You get 45 minutes in the dressing room.  The 45 minutes starts when you actual go into the dressing room to start trying on dresses, not when you start looking through the dresses.
  7. All sales are final and the item has to be paid for in full (minus #9 below)!  The great thing about this Super Sample Sale is you’re going to get some great deals on dresses and accessories, but that does come with a couple of stipulations, the fact that all sales are final and payment is due in full at time of purchase being two of them!
  8. We are offering 2 different packages this year!  For $40 we will store the dress in our boutique for you until your wedding!  The 2nd package, is that for $75 we will spot clean and repair minor wears and tears for you!  Minor wears and tears include replacing missing beads, stitching tears in tulle, replacing buttons, etc.  We also will only spot clean.  We don’t actually recommend getting your dress professionally cleaned before your wedding.
  9. We are also offering a payment package for dresses over $1,000!  Items under $1,000 have to be paid for in full at checkout but if you’re dress is over $1,000 you have the option to pay a 75% of it at the SSS and then the remaining balance within 60 days!  There is a $20 fee to do the delayed payment but this is an option for those dresses above $1,000.
  10. Most of the dresses are sizes 12 and 14.  We will have around 5 plus size dresses in sizes 20-24, however!
  11. Lastly, only cash or credit cards will be accepted!

Keep in mind these are sample dresses!  Some light wear and tear is to be expected but the prices will be adjusted to reflect that!  If you have questions, never hesitate to let us know!