Two Tips for Tuesday

  • As I write this, I’m engaged in helping a friend plan her upcoming wedding. My job, simply put, is to find inspiration — links to wedding gowns for tall girls, pictures of backyard barbecue receptions that are rustic chic, and everything else related to nuptials. In fulfilling my responsibilities, I came across Emmaline Bride, which is more of a portal than an actual shop.

    handmade-wedding

    Whether you’re looking for bridal accessories, wedding shoes, stationery, or your “something blue,” there are links to featured Etsy sellers who can provide you with exactly what you want. Well, sometimes. Currently, Emmaline Bride is suffering from a noticeable lack of links in certain categories. I’m hoping that spreading the word will encourage Etsy sellers who cater to brides and their bridesmaids to get on board because it’s such a clever idea.

  • It’s no secret that I love answering reader questions — so keep sending them my way whether you want me to post them or not — but I’m not the only one! If you have a question about shopping for wedding gowns or there’s something you’ve always wanted to know about the inner workings of Kleinfeld (featured on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress

) you can call 888-593-7377 (that’s 888-59-DRESS) to leave your questions for Randy, Kleinfeld’s Fashion Director, and Nicole, Director of Sales.

 They’ll answer your questions via audio responses that will appear on TLC’s web site.

4 Responses to “Two Tips for Tuesday”

  1. Toni says:

    I should mention that I’ve only seen one episode of Say Yes To The Dress, but that was enough for me. Do they huff and puff that every bride “has no idea what she wants” when she has to try on more than *gasp* two dresses to find “the one?” I got really annoyed with how impatient they were.

    I saw the show less of a celebration of a bride feeling special and wonderful, and more about the bride enduring her family (and sometimes fiance) telling her how unflattering all the dresses are, and the salesperson tapping her feet and checking her watch.

  2. blablover5 says:

    Thanks for the info. I sent in a link to my shop and its little paintings. Any advertising is better than nothing.

  3. mary says:

    thanks for the link. i checked out emmaline bride and it’s great! i actually ordered my bridal earrings from there this afternoon after finding it! thanks again.

  4. Twistie says:

    Toni, Say Yes to the Dress has been known to make me nearly break out in hives…and this from a woman who has managed to endure several Bridezillas marathons without more than a couple dozen flinches.

    Actually, most tv shows about planning weddings are enough to make your head explode after a while.