Friday, November 14, 2008

Winning Over the Bride's Mom

We love getting emails and letters from happy customers. We think our favorite to date though is the one below from Christi, who was the mother of the bride in the wedding. It's one thing to impress the bride with our dresses and service, but when the mom checks in . . . well, we must be doing something right. Great photo too of our short sleeve style dress!

"I wanted to write and thank you for a wonderful experience! My daughter, Amy, was married in Washington DC on May 31, 2008. The six bridesmaids were living all over the world. We were lucky enough to find Coco Myles because Amy wanted a short sleeve, modest neckline, tea-length dress and you had the perfect dress."

"Each girl ordered their own navy satin dress with a long sash in ivory. The neckline matched the bride's dress which was the dress her grandmother was married in 50 years ago. The girls called it the "magic dress" because everyone fit perfectly (no altering was needed by anyone) and they all loved it. As we were heading to the ceremony a man in the parking garage commented "nice can actually wear those again". Thank you for making this part of my daughter's wedding perfect!"

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Hot Pink Hawaii

Here's a great shot from showing off some of our dresses in an idyllic Hawaiian setting! Kind of makes us want to offer bamboo parasols in the future. Great element!

My Real Wedding from The Knot and The Nest.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Fabric Reservation for Bridesmaid Dresses

We've noticed that every set of bridesmaids tends to have one woman who must love to check things off her list and orders immediately after the bride chooses to use us for her bridesmaids' dresses. Inevitably, there's also a bridesmaid or two who wait until the very last minute to order their dresses. Sometimes bridesmaids may order months apart from one another in which case we may need to use different lots of fabric to produce the dresses. Although we do our best to color match, there may be slight variations in color if the dresses are purchased at totally different times.

In thinking through the issue, we gave some thought to being like other bridesmaid dress retailers and asking the bride to place the order for all the dresses at one time. We decided against this since we thought it defeated the flexibility we offered brides in letting their bridesmaids order separately without the bride having to lay out the money or repeatedly ask her bridesmaids for their measurements.

After some more thinking, we decided that the perfect solution was to allow the bride to reserve the fabric once she decides to use us for her bridesmaids' dresses. The price we're charging for the fabric is totally refundable once the dresses are purchased. There is a $25.00 charge for processing the fabric reservation but we think this is a small price to pay to make sure that even if a bridesmaid orders way late in the game, her dress will still be made from the same exact bolt of fabric used for everyone else.

As far as we can tell, we're the only bridesmaid dress retailer that offers this unique solution. Our reservation system also allows the bride to create specialized comments to her bridesmaids so they know exactly what to order when they sign in using the bride's reservation code. We're excited about this new feature and hope it's a great help to brides and bridesmaids the world over!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Bridesmaid Dresses on the Beach with Mix and Match Sizing

One of the things we’ve introduced since launching our site is “mix-and-match” sizing. Sometimes a woman’s measurements simply don’t match up with traditional sizing charts. We therefore decided to introduce a process whereby the customers can order a dress with the top made in one size and the bottom in another. Thus, someone with a waist that fits our size 14 dress and a bust that fits our size 8 can order the dress to be made in this way. There is an additional $20.00 charge for this service since it does require that we produce a new marker for the dress.

We’re really grateful to Jade for sending us these beautiful photos of her recent beach wedding. Her bridesmaids’ dresses were produced in our Turquoise and Orange Georgette fabrics. The styles are Strapless/Asymmetrical and Scoop Neck/Asymmetrical. Also, two of the dresses were produced using the mix and match sizing process described above.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

How Beautiful is Alberta?

Although our focus is on bridesmaids’ dresses, we’re always particularly honored when someone chooses to use us for their wedding dress. For this purpose, our Strapless/Ballroom Skirt combination is the most popular. In White Satin, it makes a beautiful wedding gown, especially with an added beading pattern. The other dress featured is our Empire Top/Straight Skirt in Wine Satin (with spaghetti straps added).

Love that Alberta, Canada scenery!

Thanks for pic, Cheryl!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Modesty Dresses (in real life!)

We finally have some photos of our more modest dresses. The one above was sent to us from Alyssa, who, some eight weeks before her wedding date, wasn’t too thrilled with the velvet bridesmaid dresses she had previously selected from another vendor. She ordered a bunch of Modesty Long Sleeve Tops/A-Line Skirt dresses for her bridesmaids from us. The dresses shown are in Brick Red Satin. We also supplied a little additional fabric, free of charge, for the girls’ dresses.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Great Article with One Small Omission

We thought this was a great article in the NY Times discussing the growing trend of brides and bridesmaids customizing and buying their dresses online. Maybe it’s just our skewed perspective, but we think a mention of Coco Myles would’ve made the article even better since we offer more colors and customization than anyone else. Anyway, it’s nice to know the NY Times Sunday Business Section is taking note of the trend.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Coco Myles in Brides Magazine

Here is a link to the recent Brides Magazine Editors' Choice feature about our bridesmaid dresses.