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Friday, June 28, 2013

Color Splash: A Buzz-Worthy Yellow and Gray Color Palette

This month’s fabulously fresh color palette combines two more of Pantone’s hot colors of the season: Lemon Zest and Alloy (otherwise known as yellow and gray). We LOVE this dynamic duo, as well as the honeybee motif we incorporated throughout this charming event of one of our wedding planning client couples. Isn’t this inspiration board bee-utiful?!
Many thanks to our amazing vendor team who helped us bring this vision to life:
Bakery: Delicious Cakes
Bridal Apparel: LuLu’s Bridal Boutique
Ceremony and Reception Venue: The Filter Building
Floral: Dr. Delphinium
Lighting: Marcus Rollins
Linens: Seat by Design
Makeup: Elan Makeup Studio
Music: Marcus Rollins (for both ceremony and reception)
Photography: F8 Studios
Transportation: Blue Diamond (coach bus)
Wedding Planning: Marsha Ballard French, CMWP, Stardust

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Summer Hours for Stardust and LuLu’s

The dog days of summer will soon be upon us. Both Stardust Bridal Salon and LuLu’s Bridal Boutique will be closed on Sundays from July 21 through September 2. The hours at A Bridal Closet will remain the usual (Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sundays, 12:00-6:00 p.m.).

May we suggest that on Sundays you take a tiny break from your wedding planning madness and make some time to rest and rejuvenate? Doesn’t this look a little bit like heaven?!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Trend Alert: Bridal Blues

Something Olde, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, A Sixpence in your Shoe

The “something blue” aspect of the traditional Old English rhyme symbolizes love, purity and fidelity. You have decided you definitely want to incorporate the “something blue” tradition but you’re not necessarily into the garter thing or don’t want to be as bold as wearing blue shoes. How about painting your piggies blue?

Blue nail polish is still all the rage – why not paint your toe nails with blue polish to bring in the ubiquitous something blue?! We love the incredible assortment of blue nail polishes out there. Check out some of the gorgeous shades!
Borrowed and Blue from Essie
Larimar from Oscar de la Renta
Ocean Blue from Sonia Kashuk
Yoga-ta Get This Blue from OPI
Blue Satin from Chanel
No matter what shade of blue you're into, you are sure to find the perfect hue for your something blue toes!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Annual Clearance Sale Details

Just a friendly reminder to save the dates! Our Annual Clearance Sale will run July 31-August 14. During the special shopping event, you can save big two ways:

Summer Sale: Save 10% on most apparel orders; some exclusions may apply. Select sample gowns will also be available for purchase off the rack. The discount on orders will be offered at both the Stardust Bridal Salon and LuLu's Bridal Boutique

Clearance Sale: Get 30-75% off of specially priced merchandise offered at Stardust, such as jewelry, accessories, gifts and more!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Brand Your Wedding With Our New Custom Invitation Line

Stardust Celebrations is thrilled to announce a new line of custom invitation suites that you can design online to create the perfect paper expression of your wedding day.
This exciting new offering allows you to completely brand your entire wedding from start to finish, selecting from a variety of printing options, color palettes, typestyles and motifs. Our new collection gives you the ability to create a cohesive theme for your wedding celebration from save-the-dates and invitations to programs, menus and table numbers to gobos, signage, favors and more!
Click here to check it out today!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Real Wedding: Hutton-Snell

Take one sweet and down-to-earth couple, the color purple, a lovebirds theme and a beautiful local winery and you have the makings of a lovely springtime wedding! We had so much fun working with Alix and Taylor and are happy to share a few details of their big day with you!
Big thanks to our fabulous vendor partners:
Caterer: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Floral Design/Decor: Fete des Fleurs
Lighting: John Hall
Music (Ceremony and Reception): Marcus Rollins
Photographer: Sara and Rocky
Transportation: Blue Diamond
Venue (Ceremony and Reception): Delaney Vineyards
Videographer: White Rock Films

Friday, June 14, 2013

Ask the Stylist: Final Bridal Gown Selection

We love helping our brides find their dream wedding gown! Even our most opinionated clients sometimes have difficulty making their final decision, and this is another question we are often asked by brides.

Q: When I get my gown narrowed down to the top two or three wedding gowns, can my stylist just tell me which one to pick?

A: Selecting the perfect bridal gown is an extremely personal decision. But surprisingly, some of our brides do ask this very question! While our experienced stylists are happy to offer professional opinions all along the way regarding shape, fit, color and silhouettes, we cannot tell a bride which gown is THE gown for her.

Our experts will review the goals the bride shared during the initial interview. Was her vision to find something romantic, comfortable, feminine? Did she desire an eloquent, formal and princess-like gown? Or perhaps her goal was to find a gown that was modern, chic and unique. Which of the "finalist" gowns best match her vision? The final decision must be up to the bride. Which gown best suits her personality? Which one makes her feel most beautiful? Which gown can she truly see herself walking down the aisle wearing?

The gown needs to be "her" and the bride must make her own choice, just as she did for her groom!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Wedding Reception Fun: Advice Coasters

Chances are that among your wedding guests, you will have a lot of couples who enjoy a happy, successful marriage. Why not tap into what they know and ask them for a little advice? We adore these cute advice coasters you can have out for guests to fill in during your cocktail hour.
Several stationery lines offer many different styles to choose from, with options ranging from elegant to cheeky! Stardust carries a collection of customizable coasters in round, square and octagon shapes! Come in and our stationery expert can walk you through ordering some for your big day. These would be a great keepsake; what a fun tradition to get them out on your anniversary to re-read each year!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Avoid the Rush (Charges) and Stress – Order Early!

We are encountering a strange phenomenon in the bridal industry this year. Many brides are trying to order their wedding gowns way too close to their wedding days or portrait dates. As they saying goes, time is money, and when you don’t allow enough time for your gown to be made, you might be stuck paying BIG rush fees.

A few months ago, we started noticing this becoming a problem when brides who waited too long to order their bridal gowns started incurring higher rush charges. As time went on, we discovered that this trend is not unique to Dallas and some wedding gown companies are struggling to keep up with the last-minute rush demand. They even occasionally cannot deliver gowns in time! The companies cannot accommodate the rush requests because there are simply too many!

Sweet brides, we all know the last thing you need is stress regarding your wedding dress! At Stardust, we strongly urge brides to purchase their wedding gowns seven to eight months before their wedding date. This will ensure that you have four to six weeks for alterations and two months to take your bridal portrait before your wedding. Since the wedding gowns at Stardust are custom made, it takes approximately four to five months to make the gown, depending on the designer. Please do not worry about losing weight. Most gowns can be altered at least two sizes without any problem.

Ladies, please plan smart. We want to do everything possible to help each and every bride get the gown of her dreams, and it breaks our hearts when a brides runs into trouble because she didn’t allow enough time. Call us for your appointment so we can get started on your quest for the perfect gown: 972.781.1619. If you do not have the time to order your gown, consider shopping our fabulous outlet, A Bridal Closet, where you can walk out of the door that same day with a designer gown – at a 40-75% discount!
You know that we are always here to help you have the best wedding planning experience possible. Let us know how we can serve you!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Special Two-Designer Veil and Accessory Trunk Show

This weekend at Stardust Bridal Salon, we're pleased to present a trunk show for the incredible accessories from both Toni Federici and Paris by Debra Moreland! During this special in-store shopping event, we'll showcase stunning veils from Toni Federici and headpieces, hair accessories and jewelry from Paris by Debra Moreland.

You're sure to find the finishing touches to your wedding day look with so many beautiful accessories to choose from by these two incredibly talented designers! Call 972.781.1619 for your appointment, and make plans to bring your gown with you.

Veil and Accessory Trunk Show
Paris by Debra Moreland
Toni Federici
June 7-9, 2013
The Bridal Salon at Stardust Celebrations
6464 W Plano Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
by appointment: 972.781.1619

Monday, June 3, 2013

Save the Date(s) for our Annual Clearance Sale

We are super-excited about our annual sales event coming later this summer. The clearance event, which will run for two weeks, kicks off on Wednesday, July 31, and will wrap up on Wednesday, August 14. If you’re hitting the bridal show circuit, you might have noticed this starts the week following the Dallas Bridal Show at Market Hall. Anyhoo, during the sale, be prepared to save big (think 30% and up!) on items such as jewelry, accessories, gifts and more!
We’ll drop fun hints here in the weeks leading up to the big sale of what you can expect to find. Your first teaser are these darling designer flip flops!
These fun Topsies flip flops will be 50% off! Topsies are made of comfortable, stretchy fabric and come in black and platinum, studded with rhinestones.
Keep checking back with us to see what other goodies we have in store for our biggest sales event of the year!