Wedding Shoppe Inc.
January 21, 2011 is going to be a Love Celebration. My fiancé and I have been together for almost 5 years and on that day we will be getting married in Hastings, MN. With less than three months until the wedding there are lots of little things that need to get done. When I start to feel overwhelmed I start signing “feel the love celebration” to the tune of Bob Sinclar’s Love Generation and remind myself that all I want is everyone on the wedding day to celebrate love. I remind myself that we have the basics, a church, reception venue with food & alcohol and DJ, and that Liane from Hyacinth Events will make it look beautiful. The little details don’t matter because we have all we need to celebrate love. I also remind myself that Noelle from Fishtale Photography will make sure I laugh and will also make sure that everyone that gets their picture taken will have a good time. After I think about all of that, I then start to think about how badly I want to put on my dress. My dress is perfect to me, it is an A line, raw silk dress with buttons all the way down the back and a beautiful train. It is has beautiful details on the front that make me feel like a Winter Princess. It is a Mori Lee dress that only The Wedding Shoppe sold when I bought it last January. The staff at The Wedding Shoppe were kind enough to let me come back three times to try the dress on to show different friends, our photographer, Fishtale Photography, and my family friend that is doing the alterations. I had to make sure it was going to be perfect in every way. It feels like I spent more time making sure the dress was perfect than I spent making the decision that my fiancé was the one, I knew that right away. The best part about the dress is that I get to wear it twice. I am originally from Washington State and we will be having a reception there as well after we get back from our honeymoon. People often ask if I will be wearing my dress at that reception and I calmingly say of course while trying not to scream yes and I can’t wait to wear my dress twice! I recently went home to Washington and four of my seven bridesmaids came with me to celebrate two bridal showers and a bachelorette party that my bridesmaids and family from Washington had planned. I don’t know how I got so blessed to have such wonderful bridesmaids and family! I also feel very lucky to have the support and love of all of the wonderful people that attended these events. My mom and I say it takes a village to raise a child and the people that have been invited to the showers and are invited to the wedding are mine & my fiancé’s “village” that shaped us to be the people that we are today. I cannot wait to celebrate love with our villages!
--Jill B., Hastings, MN | 1/21/2011
Dear Carolyn and Wedding Shoppe,
I got so many compliments on the dress. It looked so amazing and I'm so happy with how it looked. The Wedding Shoppe did a great job with everything! The bridesmaids got a ton of compliments on their dresses too!Thank you so much for ALL your help. You can tell you truly love your job!
Thanks again and enjoy the rest of the summer!
--Katie R., Mendota Heights, Minnesota | 7/31/2010
I bought my wedding dress at the Wedding Shoppe and had my alterations done there as well. The alterations department was great to work with. If I had any concern about my dress they took there time to explain everything that was going to be done on my dress. When I went in for my fittings they had my dress ready for me to try on. One thing that really stood out to me was that they did not try to rush me during the fittings and I never felt pressure to leave before I was ready. Overall I was really happy with the alterations department. My dress was ready they day I was going to pick it up. When I put my dress on, on my wedding day it was perfect!
--Andrea B., St. Paul, MN | 10/24/2009
After securing the date at the church and reception site, finding my wedding dress was next on my list. I knew exactly where I was going to get my dress, The Wedding Shoppe.
Ever since I can remember I have envisioned purchasing my wedding gown from them. I made my appointment and when the day came, my bridesmaid’s came with to help me choose. I had pictured in my mind what I thought I wanted the dress to look like, but was still willing to try one ones that others suggested as well. When I got to the third dress, one that my sister had chosen and not anything I had said I wanted, I hesitantly tried it on and actually ended up absolutely loving it! Right then I knew it was “the one,” just like when I met my fiancé I knew he was “the one,” as well. It sounds so cheesy, but it is so very true. It was such a great feeling to know that I had my wedding dress picked out right away. Then I could start choosing the wedding color, bridesmaids dresses, and wedding tuxes.
It was so great getting everything in one place; it made it really simple to make sure that the colors were all coming together and to be able to work with one group of people in one location rather than going to all different shops. The staff at the Wedding Shoppe was so helpful and made the experience one that I will remember for a life time.
--Angela T., St. Paul, MN | 9/18/2010