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Coren Moore Spring Promo!

Coren Moore is running an amazing Spring Promo through the end of March!!  Not only will get a free $40 sash but you will receive at least 15% off each dress ordered!! So exciting.  Make sure you check out Coren Moore’s 2012 bridal and bridesmaid collection they are simply adorable!

XOXO

Lindsay & Stacey

 

Jenny Yoo 2012 Bridesmaid Collection is here!!

 

Jenny Yoo’s 2012 bridesmaid collection has finally arrived at Flair and her two stand out’s are the Keira and the Aiden they are both convertible styles and can we worn in tons of fabulous ways!  Hint, hint to all those brides out there who want different styles for each girl!  They come in a fabulous assortment of colors and are so totally WEARABLE AGAIN! 😉  Make an appointment to come see them! 617.247.2828!

Jenny Yoo’s Aiden Dress “Patent Pending”

Jenny Yoo’s Keira Dress “Patent Pending”

Check back in a few weeks for her bridal gown’s to arrive!

XOXO
Linds & Stacey

Bachelorette/Shower Party Planning Tips!

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Bridesmaids, this blog is for especially for you! Brides, we’re going to try and say this nicely: please go away. We love you but we’ve got some surprises to plan for you so TTFN!

OK, now that we’ve gotten rid of our lovely brides, we can get to planning their showers and bachelorette parties! Have you started the process yet? It can be difficult to do, especially when the bridesmaids are all over the country. We’ve all been on one of those never ending email chains where nothing really gets accomplished.

So annoying! Have no fear, LastBash is here! It’s a new social networking type site where you can all get together and bounce around party ideas. Once you choose your location, LastBash also can provide recommendations on local hotels, restaurants and more. Plus, once you get the guest list finalized everyone can head to LastBash to RSVP and get more info on the event. This is seriously one of those ideas we wish we had thought of, it’s genius! Check them out and kiss your party planning woes good bye! Also, be sure to clue your bride in about the site after the fact (we don’t want her peeking at any potential surprises!), so she can use it to plan an epic bash for you one day!

 

Happy planning and plotting!

XOXO

Linds & Stace

 

How Glee has changed the world….(aka the wedding world)!

Ok we’ll admit it we are major Gleeks (BIG fans of Glee)!  We have a glee calendar in the office, we listen to the Glee Pandora station daily and constantly swoon over what it would be like to have Mr. Shue (Matthew Morrison) sing a love ballad to us!

So, while breaking down this week’s amazing episode of Glee song by song, we realized something amazing! Glee truly has changed our world, the wedding world, at least in our eyes!  I mean let’s be serious no grooms were plotting and practicing a full dance routine while serenading their brides to Justin Bieber’s, “Baby” or dancing down the aisle to Chris Brown’s, “Forever” before Glee came along!

JK Wedding Entrance Dance “Forever”

Now think about this….the term, “Flash Mob”….I mean come on, Glee practically invited them.  We get an email at least once a week with a new funny and/or flash mob-ish wedding dance or serenade!

Brian’s Surprise Justin Bieber Wedding Dance for Emily

So let’s all give Glee all the respect it deserves! It truly has changed the way wedding’s work and honestly it’s wayyyy more fun and entertaining this way don’t you think?

We Found Love! Glee Proposal

This week Flair honors our very favorite show on TV, “GLEE”!  What a great episode this week and take notes boys….Mr. Shue (aka Flair’s Fav Man) truly out did himself this week by proposing in the most romantic wayyyy ever!!

XOXO

Gleeks at heart <3

Stacey & Lindsay

 

Get inspired by “Pinterest”

There are many reasons why I am jealous of 2012 brides. As many of you fellow 2011 brides can probably attest, the year after you get married is super fun and all buuuuuuut also filled with some wedding withdrawals. Planning the wedding takes up so much of your time and energy and then afterwards you’re left trying to figure out what to do with all of that extra time. Well, one of the things that I’ve been doing to fill my time is going on Pinterest….constantly. As my husband eloquently put it “you’re on that website a lot.” Yes honey, I am. I am designing our future home, dressing our future kids and planning interesting meals to cook for you, so I’ve kinda got my hands full here.

Sorry, I got a little off topic there. Circling back around, Pinterest is another reason why I am jealous of 2012 brides. It is literally the best way to organize all of your fab wedding ideas. See a flower bouquet online that you like? Pin it! Then, bring any device with internet access to your meeting with your florist and BOOM they can see it quickly and easily. It is crazy that only one short year ago I was bringing torn out magazine photos to my meetings. Ugh, that’s so 2011.

So, check out Flair on Pinterest to steal some of our amazing ideas and get yourself started. Like me, I’m sure you’ll be neglecting your fiancé/husband in no time (sorry hubby, but really I’m doing it for our future)!

 

 

Happy Pinning!

XOXO

Lindsay

Bridal gown pricing explained!!

As most of you brides have probably discovered, you encounter alot of mysteries during the wedding planning process. For instance, why isn’t tip always included in the reception costs (no one wants to think about tipping a bunch of waiters on their actual wedding day!)? Are you obligated to invite your officiant to the reception? Who gets the invite to the rehearsal dinner? WHY are bridal gowns so expensive (well, most of them anyways)?? I think you can guess which one of those mysteries we’re going to attempt to solve today…

A great little magazine called “New England Bride” wrote an enlightening article on what exactly goes into bridal gown pricing. One of the most interesting things I took away from reading the article is that it’s what you don’t see that can increase the price of a gown. Well-made gowns have high quality lining and high quality built in structure (i.e. corseting) that contribute to your overall look, fit and comfort. Yes, that costs a little more but you’ll love the look/feel that much more. It can be easy to fall in love with a less expensive dress when you only stand in it for 5 minutes at a time; think about how you’ll feel in it all night long. You will be happy you paid a little more for comfy lining (no itchy fabrics here!) and boning to keep you looking and feeling good as you dance the night away! We’re not talking $5000 either. If you expand your budget to $2000 you’ll be surprised at how much more you’ll be able to get.

The other contributing factor to pricing is a little more obvious. It’s what elicits those oohs and aahs; bling! Not only do the actual crystals, pearls, etc. cost money but you have to remember, someone is taking hours and hours to stich each one on. The article stated that on average a seamstress will work 23 eight hour days working on a single gown. Amazing! Plus, you can be sure that a higher end designer is working with only high quality seamstresses. Sometimes the cheaper gowns are done by less experienced seamstresses, and it shows in the end result.

All that being said, we’d never dream of telling anyone how much they should spend on their wedding gown. Everyone’s situation/budget is different and we totally understand that. We’re here to help, not to jack up prices! Prices are set at what they are for a reason and we thought it was super helpful to have that explained a little better. Also, we just want everyone to be as informed as possible when beginning their gown search. Think about the lining, is it comfortable? Think about the interior structure, is it going to make you feel confident and secure over a long period of time? Don’t forget though, there are exceptions to every rule. There are amazing, high quality designers/gowns out there that won’t break the bank (we have alot of them here!). So, come in and see us, we think you’ll be happy with what your money can get you at Flair!!

Happy Shopping!

XOXO
Linds

Welcome to Flair!!

Well, 2012 brides do we have some exciting news for you…..Amy Kuschel’s dresses have finally arrived and they are quite beautiful.  Check them out….. and then give us a call to set your appointment up!!

They are such a gorgeous addition to our already fabulous selection of bridal gowns.  Priced between $1800-$3000!

{Elle}

{Eureka}

{Juniper}

{Kennedy}

{Lux}

We hope you LOVE them as much as we do! We can not wait to see you in them.

617.247.2828

XOXO

Lindsay & Stacey

Bridal Trunk Show Featuring Junko Yoshioka!!

Here at Flair, we are constantly learning about new things; wedding related and otherwise. Siri for the iPhone, HeyTell, and guest trunk shows, for example. What’s a guest trunk show you ask? It’s when a designer who we do not normally carry hosts a trunk show (i.e. they loan us tons of gowns) in our store. I know, news to us too! We are soso excited to announce one such trunk show featuring Junko Yoshioka!

We were introduced to Junko when we went to bridal market in NYC a few weeks ago. We fell in love with their gowns and we know you will too! They are whimsical yet formal at the same time and their wide variety of silhouettes will flatter all figures. The trunk show will be February 4th and 5th, which I know feels light years away, but we think it’s going to be a HUGE hit so book your appointments early!

Give us a call to book your appointment for the Junko Yoshioka Trunk Show February 4th-5th!!

617.247.2828

XOXO
Linds & Stace

Mesmerized by The Millenium!

We love love love getting to know other wedding professionals! Even if they have nothing to do with the gown part (which most don’t), we can always relate to them because they know what it’s like to help brides plan their big days. It takes a very special person to be willing to take responsibility for someone else’s wedding day. Not gonna lie, it can be VERY stressful, but we love being a part of your big days and we find that most other vendors do too. That is definitely the case with Michelle and Ashley, the catering managers at the Millennium Bostonian hotel.

Michelle and Ashley stopped into the store a couple of weeks ago and offered to show us around their gorgeous hotel’s event space. We, being pretty much big kids, are always in the mood for a field trip so we of course took them up on their offer. So, off we headed, Starbucks in hand, over to the Millennium. First things first, the location is amazing! It is right in the middle of Faneuil Hall, so it’s a great spot for your out of town guests. There’s so much to do right outside the hotel doors; restaurants, the waterfront, shopping and more!

As soon as we walked inside we were taken aback by how modern and cool the lobby area was. The girls told us that the hotel went through a HUGE interior renovation a few years ago, and it shows! The lobby is adorned with lush fabrics and modern paintings, and it is absolutely perfect for some more editorial looking wedding photos (we’re even thinking of maybe doing a photo shoot there, it is THAT pretty). After drooling over the lobby, we got to see one of the suites. It was MASSIVE, with an absolutely stunning bathroom, huge living space and small patio overlooking Faneuil Hall. Basically, it’s the perfect place to spend the weekend of your wedding.

Then, we were off to see the main wedding space. First, we saw the open and airy cocktail area. It has an atrium like feel, with huge windows and gorgeous plants. The ballroom is right next to the cocktail area, and the huge windows continued there. Plus, it has three small patios for a little indoor/outdoor feel. The room is gorgeous, but also a blank slate. You can do anything with it! Plus, everyone is going to have their eyes on the amazing views so you definitely do not need to go overboard with your flowers/other decorations (also, they provide a ton of tea lights to really give the space some sparkle). Cutting back on flowers a little will certainly help with your budget, which we could ALL use (to get those Kate Spade shoes we’ve been eyeing, for example).

Great space and location aside, Michelle and Ashley themselves are one of the best parts about the Millennium Bostonian experience. One of them will be there with you almost your entire wedding day, making sure everything is perfect. They act as your day of coordinator, keeping your vendors on time and on task. Plus, they are there for you every step of the planning process. So, long story short, definitely keep the Millennium in mind for your wedding day! If you already have your venue, their space would also be great for a shower, rehearsal dinner, bachelorette party, and more!

Until our next field trip….

Lindsay and Stacey

Spotlight on Katie’s Perfect Pink Wedding!

We are on a roll with some seriously gorgeous weddings!!  We are so lucky to be a part of so many wonderful bride’s weddings, and Katie is no exception.  Every time she graced us with her presence at Flair we all left with a smile on our face!! She is warm, sweet and extremely kind!  Her wedding was infused with pink and complimented her venue in the Adirondacks Mountains. Enjoy her perfectly pink wedding.

What was your inspiration for your wedding?

The color pink and the Adirondacks!


How did you tie that inspiration in to what you choose for your bridesmaid dresses/bridal gown?

Our bridesmaids wore Coren Moore silk shantung azalea (light pink) dresses, I wore an azalea Coren Moore bridal sash for the reception and the groom and groomsmen wore pink Vineyard Vines ties.  The Coren Moore dresses and my gown were a perfect fit for a day wedding in the Adirondack Mountains.


What were you looking for in your bridesmaid dresses?

I wanted our bridesmaids to look and feel great in their dresses!  Two of our bridesmaids helped me select a handful of different styles from Coren Moore’s bridesmaid collection for each of them to choose from.  Though I did not let our bridesmiads decide on the color of their dresses, I wanted them to be able to pick a style of dress that they felt great in.  When you look and feel good in what you are wearing the day is always more fun!


How was Stacey/Lindsay/Brooke most helpful?

Stacey, Lindsay and Brooke were all very helpful!  Brooke helped me each time I visited Flair, she had wonderful suggestions and ideas for outfitting our bridal party.  All three girls assisted with placing orders and notifying me when anything arrived at the store.  Everyone at Flair was incredibly friendly, accommodating and responsive.

What did you choose for your bridal gown?

Coren Moore’s Chloe Gown in ivory silk shantung.  I wore an ivory bridal sash and my mother’s veil for the ceremony and an azalea bridal sash for the reception.

How was your experience at Flair?

Fantastic!  I highly recommend Flair to any bride for both her bridal gown and bridesmaid dresses.

Where did you get married?

We were married at Sacred Heart Church in Lake George, NY.  Our Reception was at The Sagamore Resort on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY.

What was your favorite part of the Wedding?

All of it!

Where did you go on your honeymoon?

For our honeymoon we vacationed at the Four Seasons Resort Lana’i at Manele Bay.  We highly recommend this location to any couples looking to honeymoon in Hawaii, it was so much fun!

List of Vendors?

Bridal Gown: Coren Moore from Flair

Veil: My Mothers!

Shoes: Kate Spade

Bridal Alterations: Newbury Tailoring Company

Bridesmaids: Coren Moore from Flair

Groom and Groomsmen: Vineyard Vines, Smathers & Branson, Brooks Brothers

Flowers: Finishing Touches

Band: Total Soul Party, this band is perfect for Weddings!

Photography: Goldman Studio

Reception and Catering: The Sagamore Resort (for New England Brides to be, The Sagamore is a sister Resort to The Samoset Resort and Wentworth by the Sea).  The service at The Sagamore was truly exceptional!

 

Congratulations to one of the sweetest brides of all time!

XOXO

Lindsay & Stacey