Dress Timeline

So you've just said yes! Congratulations on your engagement! Now it's time to dive into wedding planning. Shopping for a gown is one of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding. The entire process of gown shopping is about 8 months, so it's never too early to begin the search for the perfect dress. :) We've broken down the timeline so you're prepared to find THE ONE!

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Almost all gowns are made to order, so it takes 4-6 months for the dress to come in. If your wedding date falls within that 4-6 month time frame, don't worry! We'll walk you through all your options to see if any rush fees apply. There are different rush fees that will help speed up the production on your dress. The Bustle offers various rush options depending on the designer and the gown you fall in love with.

Remember, alterations are always needed to achieve the perfect fit. Gown sizing is determined by your current measurements. We always recommended to go with the largest measurement because wedding gowns are made to be taken in, or let out if needed. Alterations will begin 6-8 weeks before your wedding.

Let The Bustle help you find your dream dress! Our team of bridal consultants will be there to guide you through the entire process up to the day you say "I do!" Call 858-523-9254 or visit us online at www.thebustledelmar.com to schedule your private appointment. We can't wait to meet you xo

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Our Bride, Camylla!

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Battani who were married in a gorgeous outdoor ceremony! The bride, Camylla wore a stunning ivory lace gown with a sparkly belt and a fingertip lace trimmed veil from The Bustle! One of our favorite details was the lace scalloping all along the edges of the gown from the sweetheart neckline to the long, beautiful train! She was an absolute vision and we are so thrilled to share a few of their wedding photos! The bride's hair was done by Hair by Britney, and the whole day was captured by Kendall E Lane Photography! J&C-12J&C-4J&C-3J&C-7

The Top 3 Rules for Accessorizing your Wedding Gown

You've found your dream gown after searching high and low!  Now it's time to put the whole ensemble together and purchase your accessories! Where do you even start? Here's a few of our top tips to consider when choosing accessories to wear on your Big Day! Blog C1 1. Consider The Style of Your Gown If you have an intricate lace or detailed back, choosing a thick, 3-layered veil is probably not the best option.  You want to enhance the beauty of your dress, (and yourself) not compete with it.  Choose a veil that has a beaded or lace trim for a simple gown, and pair it with a statement bracelet or earrings.  For a more intricate dress, choose something very understated that doesn't clash with the little details. Blog C3 2. Consider Your Personal Style No bride wants to look "cookie-cutter" on their wedding day, so try to infuse a little of your personal flare into the accessories. For example, if you love to wear a certain color in your everyday life, integrate a little pop of that color in your shoes, belt, or jewelry.  Try a sweater or bolero over your gown for a little fun costume change! Or you can always go outside the box with a blush or different hued gown! Nobody ever said you HAD to wear white!  After all, you should feel like a glammed-up better version of your everyday self! Blog C2 3. Don't Overlook the Details We understand- you've got so much excitement revolving around the dress when you're at your bridal appointment! But don't forget to try on accessories at your fitting so that you know exactly what looks perfect with your gown.  Did you try earrings? necklaces? bracelets? veils? headpieces? hair combs? garters? You definitely want to choose things that you not only like on the rack, but that compliment the style, color, and overall look of your gown.  Consider metal colors also.  If you've got beading on your gown, stick with that metal color to keep the flow going smoothly.   Photo Credit: Oncewed.com; Elleandjae.com    

Our Bride, Abbie!

We are just blown away by the beauty of our bride, Abbie! She was absolute bridal perfection in her gorgeously detailed lace gown from our private collection at The Bustle! The backless style with the intricacy of the lace pattern is so perfect on this glowing bride who got married just this past weekend! Wedding season is here and we could not be more excited! A huge congratulations to Abbie and her new husband! Here's what Abbie had to say about her experience at The Bustle:   "Hi! I wanted to thank you for such a beautiful dress! We just had our wedding this past weekend. The dress was perfect, and I received so many compliments on the dress. Thank you so much!"   IMG_2808 IMG_2867 IMG_2858 Processed with VSCOcam with m5 preset