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the reason you should rent instead of buying your wedding gown

 
In this era of high cost, many couple are intimidated by the idea of a big wedding.
I have the answer. You can have the wedding of your dreams and made affordable by renting.Why Should I rent my wedding dress? I'll answer this with a question, why would you want to buy your wedding dress? This is a very expensive item. You wear it only once. You can use the money you save on other things in the wedding and have a fancier wedding or even a honeymoon. You'll have the pictures for memories...A picture... holds time... of the most memorable day of your life,you will never look better in your dress than your wedding day.  Wedding gowns take a lot of room to store, and a lot of care. Even with the best of care sometimes they turn yellow. After the wedding... the dress will need cleaned... that another expense. I have 2 to 3 calls a day past brides wanting to sell their wedding dresses, I won't buy them and I don't know anyone that will.Your wedding dress is the most important part of the wedding, When you're going the aisle... no one know if your rented the dress or bought it, they'll just say how beautiful you are.
You can rent complete outfits for 8 people for the price of the wedding gown...This is the way of the future
 
rental clothing for 8 people only $1158.55
bride         3 bridesmaid          groom and 3 groomsmen
dress                 dress                            tuxedo
slip                    slip                               shirt
bra                     bra                                vest
body shaper       body shaper                  tie
shoe                    shoe                            pocket square
jewelry                jewelry                       jewelry
veil
tiara
 
Think about this....It is smart to rent!

Ask your self these questions

 I feel....Renting is the only way to go.  Think about ... what you want and what you can afford.  With Renting you can have that dream wedding at affordable price. We have a payment plan, where you put a little money down and make monthly payments with no interest.
Renting makes a lot of sence.
Ask yourself these questions
When am I going to wear this dress again?  Where and How am I going to store it?  Where am I going to get it cleaned? How much is the cleaning going to cost?  Will they ruin it.
Be truthful with yourself...You won't wear the dress again...save it for your daughter...come on styles change, do you want to make your daughter wear your dress instead of letting her get her own.   Be smart renting saves money, less stress, renting  makes weddings a lot less trouble.  Our weddings are very relaxed and go very smooth. We have done this since 1986 and I feel renting is the only way.
website: tmbridalshop.com

Do you need alterations

Do you need alterations?When you are looking to have alterations done on your wedding gown, be careful.Ask prices up front. We will tell you how much before we start. Don't have your dress altered months before your wedding. You will gain or lose weight before your wedding, everyone does.This is how some shops get more money from you, they know you will need alterations again. Here at Tomorrow's Memories we like to do the alterations the week or two before the wedding, no sooner.  We will most of the time do them while you wait or it will be done the next day.  You should only have one fitting on most alterations.If they want you to come in several times for several fittings or If the person is going to take weeks to do the alterations, walk away, they will charge you for each fitting.Prices on our rentals is only $10.00 per person no matter what we do to the dress. We do all our alterations the week of the wedding.On Brides that bought their dress somewhere else.  Those prices are on my website http://www.tmbridalshop.comclick on AlterationsWe have done our own cleaning and steaming for 25 years.Need your dress clean? We can do it for you. 
I have sewed on wedding gowns, Bridesmaid and Tuxedo for 25 years.I have created and sized 15 to 20 weddings a week since 1986  I would love to have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful time in your life.Our weddings are stressfree, There are letters from my past brides and lots of pictures on my website www.tmbridalshop.comcheck it outWe specialize in custom wedding gown, Bridesmaid, mother dresses and flower girl made affordable by rental. Our tuxedo's - They fit! for we alter them if your a different size ....no problemsmall in the waist...we take the coat in at the waist.our weddings have no stress ...For this is a Mom and Pop business unlike a chain shop or corporation.   We care  about your wedding, this isn't a job but our life.  We love it and it shows. We have done alot of weddings over the years, we have made the experience fun and trouble free, with our alterations ...no problems....we take care of them..You are treated as family

Have you ever thought of renting your weding gown

 
 Have you ever thought of renting your wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses?Ask yourself these questionsWhen am I ever going to wear the wedding gown again?Why do I want to buy my wedding gown? *Save it for your daughter? come on you had your dream dress let her have hers. 20 years from now that beautiful dress will be yellow and out dated. I started my business back in 1986, come look at my walls I have pictures of those brides. You would not want to wear any of those dresses. Big sleeves, shoulder pads, and the bigger bow the better. That was what was in , 20 years from now, style will be different. What am I going to do with the dress after the wedding?Save it for your 25 year anniversary.haha we have a funny god, ask your mother what size she was when she got married. I was a size 0 and look at me now.Today, I had a mother of one of my past brides, bring in her dress for me to redo for her 25th wedding anniversary, she wanted to surprise her husband. She had it preserved and had never opened the gold box. Spent 100's dollars 24 years ago. I had her open the box and it was like all the other dresses I have opened. Runt, it had turned yellow, beads were dis-colored. She didn't want any one to see the dress, very up set. It was a size 4 and she was now a size 24, she couldn't even get it over her head. What can you do???I told her I could make it fit  She said no I don't want any one to see this, why did it discolor?  I don't know why but all the  dresses that has been preserve in a gold box, that I have opened has been this way.  There is no way to get out the discolor, anyway I haven't found it.  So If you buy your dress don't have it preserved.  I found cleaning them and putting them out of light is the best but better yet, save the money and rent.Rent and you will save money and heartache. Where am I going to store my wedding gown?Do I have to have it cleaned?What is the cost of cleaning?*Wedding dresses take alot of care before and after the wedding. It cost $100's to have it cleaned and after the wedding it has to be cleaned or it would be runt. the oil from your body will turn them yellow. They take alot of room to store. This isn't like any other dress. Renting you don't have to worry about this. Renting? saves lots of money...saves makes sense...trouble free...worry free...with our alterations you know it will be rightThe money I save on my dress we can have a better wedding or even a honeymoonHave you ever been a bridesmaids? What did you do with the dress? Did you like the dress?Think about it.We specialize in custom wedding, Flower girl, mother  and bridesmaid gowns made affordable by renting 
 renting is smart... You can have a  wedding at affordable price.  It can a custom design, made just for you. With the rental alterations are just $10.00 no matter what we do. My sister in law , and I both sew, We can give each dress several looks.  You want something different we can do it. You want a Special look we can create it.Are you wanting to wear your mother dress? We can take that out dated dress and create a up dated look. Alterations and cleaning of the gowns are done by the owner of  Tomorrow's Memories. Done it since 1986. Prices are up front before we start on your dress.Why go with us for your wedding?Tomorrow's Memories Bridal and Tuxedo Shop is a Mom and Pop business, it's not a corporation or chain store.  We are different, Our store is very family.  This is our life not a job and it shows.  You deal with the owner that started the business in 1986 and her family. We want your wedding to be your own way and we help you create the wedding of your dreams.  We make it affordable by renting.We care...go to our website www.tmbridalshop.com and facebook Tomorrow's Memories Bridal  timeline read what our past brides say about us. I have the brides at I had back in 1980's and 1990 bring their daughters and sons in for there weddings. You become family at Tomorrow's Memories not a number.If you still want to buy your dress, we will sell you a dress off the rack. Our dresses are update and some are new.We buy our dresses just like the other stores from the designers. We carry most the name brands Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo the list goes on. We will custom it just for you..We also do alterations for brides that already have their dress that they have purchased somewhere else. Alteration prices are on our website  Sorry I do not buy dresses from brides, I get 10 calls a week for this.  There is a really big mark up on gowns and a big price tag on cleaning and keeping them in great shape.  With rental I buy the top of the lines, best material and all beads are sew on. A lot of the dresses that sell for $1000.00 or less the beads are glued on. Girls find out after the wedding they don't really want their dress, it takes a lot of room to store and the up keep is expensive.    Be smart rent your

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Why go with us?
We will alter you tuxedo for that perfect fit....
Ask the other tuxedo shop what they will do if your tuxedo is too big in the waist. "They'll says it's a rental, we can't change that"
Well, we can, we will alter it... we will take it in at the waist.  What if your pants are too short or too long, sleeves on you jacket too short or too long, we will fix that. You will be happy the way you look.

What to do before making plans to get married

You are getting married! Can you afford that dream wedding??
Yes! You can I would love to show you how.
The First thing, you need to set down and talk to everyone who wants to be a part of the wedding.  Start delicate conversations about money,size of guest list,wedding date, time, decide how expenses will be shared, found out who will help pay for what.  Set a tentative budget.  Many wedding involve special situations.  In cases where there has been a death or divorce in the family, and subsequent remarriage, there can be extra in-laws, grandparents and other family member who would like to take part in the wedding activities.  There is no set rule on how to handle situations such as this as some families get along better than others.  Individual circumstances can vary a great deal.  Common sense, tact and diplomacy are needed.  Consulting your clergyman may helped.  It's hard being parent.  It's twice as hard being a step parent. I have always though there should be a special place in heaven for them.  No matter how much they do it's not enough.  Eight out of ten brides that I work with have step parents.  They are faced with the problem of how to treat that part of the family.. It's not an easy time in some ways. Many couples are torn between asserting their own ideas and beliefs, and dealing with the customs and traditions their families with them to follow.  Only when everyone is willing compromise and be understanding, can these problems be resolved.  So many times young women come in who have step-patents and who don't want the "real" parent to have anything to do with the wedding.  Something that happened in the past, or something they didn't understand has hurt them.  I tell them,. to remember this it a time for feelings, and , for love, and yes forgiving.  Advise to brides: Getting everyone to get a long will makes your budge better.  Planning a medium to large wedding can be like running a corporation.  You have to know a little bit about a lot of different things in order to make decisions.  You must hire people to provide services for you, budget, and coordinate the whole thing without letting the little details get away from you.  This takes leg work and time.  Delegate the work assign you step parent a special job  This will give the step-parent a feeling of belonging and being a part of your family.  There is plenty of work to go around, and giving your step parent a a job to do will give you more time for the important details that will make your wedding personalize and so very special.  That's what it's about - love.  Use tact and diplomacy in dealing with each parent to avoid hurt feelings that could tale a long time to heal.
But you say, "Linda, What about me?" You need a budge, you need help paying fro the wedding.  You'll find that if you give a little, you'll receive twice as much back.  A parent or step parent want to fell wanted and love.  They give you the world if they could.
Advise to step-parents: Step parents have a very difficult job, and they are seldom appreciated as much as they should be.  If you have accepted this difficult role, try to keep you expectations light, and your sense of humor ready at all time.
  • Don't try to compete with the children's natural parents
  • Remember this is the brides and grooms day
  • Be there for them
  • Think of their feelings first
  • Be their friend, ready to help without questioning why
  • Remember you are loved by their parent that you are married to.
  • Remember this is hard for the real parent too.  Memories of the past will come forth be ready to smile and know you are loved
A young woman came in to discuss arranging her wedding.  When we came to the discussion of her flowers, I asked,"how many fathers?""One, no two, but I don't claim my real father.  He's not walking me down the aisle.  He was never a father to me when  was growing up, and now he thinks he my father.  My step father is walking me down the aisle." she said. Seeing hurt and tears in her eyes, made my heart go out to her. "Honey," I said.  "Please don't do that to your father.   You really could hurt him (This is the other side of the coin the real parent getting hurt.) Brides, think before you decide.  This is the only special time you'll walk down the aisle.  It's a father's dream to give his daughter to the man of her dreams.  This a dream since you were born.  Don't take that away. things we do affect a lot of people of the past and the future.  Your wedding could be the bridge between hurt feelings of the past and forgiving of the future.  Your folks actions has nothing to do with you.  What was done can't be undone, forging is the only way to move forward.TALK...Tell your parents what you feel and why.  Fathers and Mothers, talk to your kids.  This is a good time to explain the past, a time to tell your children why you did what you did.  Time to let the past go.  If you could talk to one another, then you'll all be winners.  The old human emotions when hurt --hurt back and no one wins. That is why you need to talk. Money can ruin relationship family and friends.  If you need for groomsmen and bridesmaid to pay for their attire be up front with them. While it is a honor  to be selected, keep in mind that it
takes a tremendous amount of effort, and money on their end. Let them know what you expect from them when you ask them to be in the wedding. This way if they can not afford it they can tell you than.  This will save hard feelings.
We can help on any budget..At Tomorrow's Memories Bridal and Tuxedo Shop you have choices You can rent or buy..
We have a payment plan with no interest.  You put a little money down and make monthly payments until your wedding.  Remember Talking helps....
In this day and age a lot of  my brides and groom have been married before.  They have kids. Remember talk...explain your plans and work for that happy ending. Weddings are about feelings and love...Give and you will receive.
May Gods' love embraces you as you go through lifes' journey
Linda

alterations

Do you need alterations?When you are looking to have alterations done on your wedding gown, be careful.
Ask prices up front. We will tell you how much before we start. 
Don't have your dress altered months before your wedding. You will gain or lose weight before your wedding, everyone does.This is how some shops get more money from you, they know you will need alterations again. Here at Tomorrow's Memories we like to do the alterations the week or two before the wedding, no sooner.  We will most of the time do them while you wait or it will be done the next day.  
You should only have one fitting on most alterations.If they want you to come in several times for several fittings or If the person is going to take weeks to do the alterations, walk away, they will charge you for each fitting.Prices on our rentals is only $10.00 per person no matter what we do to the dress. We do all our alterations the week of the wedding.On Brides that bought their dress somewhere else.  Those prices are on my website http://www.tmbridalshop.com click on Alterations   We have done our own cleaning and steaming for 25 years.Need your dress clean? We can do it for you.  I have sewed on wedding gowns, Bridesmaid and Tuxedo for 25 years.I have created and sized 15 to 20 weddings a week since 1986  I would love to have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful time in your life. Our weddings are stressfree, There are letters from my past brides and lots of pictures on my website www.tmbridalshop.com check it out We specialize in custom wedding gown,  Bridesmaid, mother dresses and flower girl made affordable by rental.  
Our tuxedo's - They fit! for we alter them if your a different size ....no problemsmall in the waist...we take the coat in at the waist.our weddings have no stress ...For this is a Mom and Pop business unlike a chain shop or corporation.   We care  about your wedding, this isn't a job but our life.  We love it and it shows. We have done alot of weddings over the years, we have made the experience fun and trouble free, with our alterations ...no problems....we take care of them..
You are treated as family

reasons for renting your dress

 
 Have you ever thought of renting your wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses? Ask yourself these questions When am I ever going to wear the wedding gown again?*Save it for your 25 year anniversary.haha we have a funny god, ask your mother what size she was when she got married. I was a size 0 and look at me now.Today, I had a mother of one of my past brides, bring in her dress for me to redo for her 25th wedding anniversary, she wanted to surprise her husband. She had it preserved and had never opened the gold box. Spent 100's dollars 24 years ago. I had her open the box and it was like all the other dresses I have opened. Runt, it had turned yellow, beads were dis-colored. She didn't want any one to see the dress, very up set. It was a size 4 and she was now a size 24, she couldn't even get it over her head. What can you do???I told her I could make it fit  She said no I don't want any one to see this, why did it discolor?  I don't know why but all the  dresses that has been preserve in a gold box, that I have opened has been this way.  There is no way to get out the discolor, anyway I haven't found it.  So If you buy your dress don't have it preserved.  I found cleaning them and putting them out of light is the best but better yet, save the money and rent.Rent and you will save money and heartache.   Why do I want to buy my wedding gown? *Save it for your daughter? come on you had your dream dress let her have hers. 20 years from now that beautiful dress will be yellow and out dated. I started my business back in 1986, come look at my walls I have pictures of those brides. You would not want to wear any of those dresses. Big sleeves, shoulder pads, and the bigger bow the better. That was what was in , 20 years from now, style will be different. What am I going to do with the dress after the wedding?Where am I going to store my wedding gown?Do I have to have it cleaned?What is the cost of cleaning?*Wedding dresses take alot of care before and after the wedding. It cost $100's to have it cleaned and after the wedding it has to be cleaned or it would be runt. the oil from your body will turn them yellow. They take alot of room to store. This isn't like any other dress. Renting you don't have to worry about this. Renting? saves lots of money...makes sense...The money I save on my dress we can have a better wedding or even a honeymoon  Have you ever been a bridesmaids? What did you do with the dress? Did you like the dress?Think about it.We specialize in custom wedding, Flower girl, mother  and bridesmaid gowns made affordable by renting 
renting is smart... You can have a  wedding at affordable price.  It can a custom design, made just for you. With the rental alterations are just $10.00 no matter what we do. My sister in law , and I both sew, We can give each dress several looks.  You want something different we can do it. You want a Special look we can create it.Are you wanting to wear your mother dress? We can take that out dated dress and create a up dated look. Alterations and cleaning of the gowns are done by the owner of  Tomorrow's Memories. Done it since 1986. Prices are up front before we start on your dress.Why go with us for your wedding?Tomorrow's Memories Bridal and Tuxedo Shop is a Mom and Pop business, it's not a corporation or chain store.  We are different, Our store is very family.  This is our life not a job and it shows.  You deal with the owner that started the business in 1986 and her family. We want your wedding to be your own way and we help you create the wedding of your dreams.  We make it affordable by renting.We care...go to our website www.tmbridalshop.com and facebook Tomorrow's Memories Bridal  timeline read what our past brides say about us. I have the brides at I had back in 1980's and 1990 bring their daughters and sons in for there weddings. You become family at Tomorrow's Memories not a number.If you still want to buy your dress, we will sell you a dress off the rack. Our dresses are update and some are new.We buy our dresses just like the other stores from the designers. We carry most the name brands Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo the list goes on. We will custom it just for you..We also do alterations for brides that already have their dress that they have purchased somewhere else. Alteration prices are on our website  Sorry I do not buy dresses from brides, I get 10 calls a week for this.  There is a really big mark up on gowns and a big price tag on cleaning and keeping them in great shape.  With rental I buy the top of the lines, best material and all beads are sew on. A lot of the dresses that sell for $1000.00 or less the beads are glued on. Girls find out after the wedding they don't really want their dress, it takes a lot of room to store and the up keep is expensive.    Be smart rent your dress. saves lots of $$

Feelings

What is life about?  If you knew you only had one day to live ...How would you spend it?  What would be important?
Life is about choices but sometime it's not our choice to make. 
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of  "attitude" on life.   Attitude , to me, is more imprtant than facts, education, past, money, circumstances, than what other perople think or say or do.  It is more important than appearance, gifted or skill.  People feelings are the most important part of life.
We can not change our past....We cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way.  We can not change the inevitable.  The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude....Life throws you lemons make lemonade...With the right attitude life is better...Life is not about money, material things it's about "feelings".
 

Question about flowers

Linda I know some flowers have different meanings.
 Could you let me know what they are?
Thank you for writing me with your questions. I love to get questions.
Originally the bride and her bridesmaids carried bouquets of garlic and chives to drive away evil spirits. Apple blossoms means better things to come, Ivy means good luck and eternal fidelity.  The rose.... there is no flower that has been revered and celebrated as much as the rose. As a source of inspiration to people throughout history., roses are the definitive symbol for love and appreciation. symbolizes beauty and happiness. Yellow rose is Joy and friendship, caring and knowledge.  Red  rose is love, beauty courage respect and romantic love, Pink is apprictions, White rose is purity. .. orange blossom stands for fertility and happiness...Carnations, As one of the most poplar flowers in the world, the carnations is widely appreciated and enjoyed, symbolic of love and fascintion...Gerbera Daisies distinguished by their large, beautiful blooms, gerbera daisies have become a favorite choice for expressing cheerful sentiments... meanings of beauty and innocence...  Iris representing faith, hope and wisdom.  Orchids with an exotic apperarance... orchids have come to represent rare and delicate beauty. Peruvian lities meaning friendship and devotion... Stargazer lilies are a floral celebrity, stargazer lilies are young, bold, beautiful, and dramatic... The meaning of these fragrant flowers can be one of wealth and prosperity, but their white variety can dress down to genuinely express purity and sympathy... when you give flowers or making your bridal bouquet think of what the meanings are behind your flowers.