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October 2013

Alterations, alterations, who do you believe?

Alterations..the truth or a lie?

Here we go again......the "engagement season" is here again for 2014 with weddings to happen in 2015,  and many Brides will be on the hunt for their wedding dress of their dreams.

As a Professional in this Industry with over 30 years of experience in Couture Design,  and Alterations, I share this experience with many others.  This is a business where one should not be in it unless they have experience on what I just stated.

When you plan on visiting a Bridal Salon, please follow this advice to the letter.  It will provide you with a positive shopping experience and help you build a relationship:

1. Always call in advance and schedule your appointment.  If you cannot keep your appointment, please call the Bridal Salon to reschedule. This is just plain courtesy.

2. Be honest with your Consultant.  Are you planning to buy at the appointment, or just playing "dress-up?"  How serious are you?  A consultant's time is valuable, and furthermore, the are not charging any money for the Appointment.  Please be considerate.

3. If you have been looking, say so. If you have another dress in mind at another Bridal Salon, say so. We won't get mad at you.

4. This is another matter every Bride needs to be EDUCATED UPON:
Always factor in an extra $250-$900 for Alterations on your wedding dress.  The salon is not going to absorb this cost.  Larger salons have seamstresses that do work for them and they are on their payroll. Someone has to pay these Professionals for their expertise.  These fees are non-negotiable.  Other salons have a Alterations Team they will refer you to. These people work independently and you will have to work with them directly. We don't know how much they will charge.

5. Free Alterations are never free.  Remember, if it sounds too good to be true...be careful.  The cost of the dress is always inflated to cover the cost.

6. Don't demand anything or feel you are "entitled" to whatever you think you are entitled to.   If you want a discount..go to the "sale section".  You can't ask for discounts at other major Bridal retailers or Department Stores. Prices of Wedding dresses are set by the designers.

7.  Prices vary demographically.  This does not mean you are being "over charged."  Just because a dress is on sale doesn't mean the salon has to take off extra to cover your expenses for alterations. This is always your responsibility.

8.  Always bring your credit card with at least $1200 to leave as a deposit on the day of your appointment.  You never know..Brides find their dress when they are not looking to buy and always buy what they do not expect as their vision.

9.  Going to a "Sample Sale"?????? Trust me, you are never going to get that wedding dress in pristine new condition.  It's been tried on countless of times, the zippers are damages, beads are missing and the dress may have makeup, and dirt on it.  That's why that $3,000 dress is now $200.  You have to pay at your expense to have it fixed and cleaned which can add up to the exact price of the dress, and you could have purchased a new one. THINK!

10.  Shop when you are feeling well and rested.  You will be glad you did.

These are some of the expectations to follow when you go shopping for your wedding dress.  

Need to book your appointment with us?  Feel free to contact us on the form on our website under "Contact US"(please no spam).  Give us some times you are interested in coming in.  Also, call our Bridal Salon (831)626-1287.  Calls are returned within 24 hours and we always do our best to accommodate.

We got your back!!

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We got your back.....NEW trends in Wedding Fashions for 2014

The 2014 Spring Bridal Markets are in full swing, and the Bridal Fashion trends we are seeing are beautiful details and laces  emphasizing your back. The gowns are Romantic, with laces, satins, and anything is fashionable from 1920's "Old Hollywood Glamour", to the 1950's look of sheer laces and illusion veil to cover the arms.  There are styles for every Bride and we LOVE them all!

Here our some styles you will find at Collezione Fortuna Fashion Boutique and Bridals that will show off your back and are NOW available and exclusively found at our Salon in Carmel-by-the-Sea,93921.

Each wedding dress is different to suit every Bride's personal style and flair.

I have personally selected each Bridal Gown to be presented in our Bridal Boutique.  What makes your "wedding dress shopping experience" more special than ever, you are working directly with the Owner, Cathy Montante. You will have my 100% attention during your appointment.

To see our Collections and make your appointment, Please call us at (831)626-1287, or use our convenient "Contact US" form here on our Website.  We do respond quickly!  See you soon!

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