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Trunk Show - Alexandra Grecco

We have been very busy in the studio for the past few weeks getting the shop ready and planning for our upcoming trunk shows. It is a time of bustling excitement that’s for sure! But alongside the eagerness and promise of upcoming events comes long to-do lists.

What is at the top of our list, you may ask? Before every trunk show there are a few key things that need to happen.

First, we need to finalize plans with the designer. Once we got the go-ahead from designer Alexandra Grecco, we were able to start advertising!

That leads us to our second item on the list - promotion. Much of our promotion happens through Instagram! If you aren’t following us yet, we advise that you do! We don’t want anyone missing out on all the most important information regarding upcoming events and trunk shows.

We often have a lot of incoming questions as a result of promotion, which brings us to our third item on our list of things to do - answering any and every question! Our stylist and bridal admin gal Megan loves answering questions; you can e-mail her, send us a message on Instagram or give us a call - its usually she who will be responding.

With promotion comes our fourth item: appointments! When a bride schedules an appointment, we always follow up with a call and an e-mail to have a quick chat with our bride before she comes in. This appointment confirmation call is important to us - we want to make sure our brides feel as welcomed and prepared as possible for the trunk show consultation.

In lieu of all answering questions regarding trunk shows, we have compiled a FAQ which you can read below!

FAQ:

Q: When is your upcoming trunk show?

A: Our nearest trunk show is Alexandra Grecco on May 24-26

Q: What is a trunk show?

A: A trunk show is the perfect opportunity to try on dresses by designers that you love and wouldn’t typically get the chance to try on. Designers will send samples of their entire collection over to the hosting salon so that brides have the chance to try dresses that the salon wouldn’t normally have in store. Typically, special deals or benefits will be available for the lucky brides that find their dresses at trunk shows, but these are determined by the designer.

Q: In what price range are Alexandra Grecco’s gowns?

A: The gowns that will be featured at this trunk show will be ranging from $3,000 to $9,000 CDN.

Q: What dresses will be available to try on?

A: We will have the full Wild Honey collection as well as the full Cloud Nine collection and a few best sellers from Magic Hour.

Q: Do I take home a dress on the day I purchase?

A: No, the dress you try on in store is a sample gown, meaning you cannot buy it off the rack. We would take your measurements and order in a brand-new dress made just for you!

Q: Are there any sort of deals I can get on the dresses?

A: Yes! Alexandra Grecco has a special promotion of 10% off for dresses ordered at trunk shows.

Q: How many people can come to the trunk show with me?

A: You can bring your typical wedding dress shopping crew! We suggest having a small number of people, keep it to mom (and dad if wants to come too!) and closest friends/family only. That being said, we can accommodate a group of up to 8 guests.

Q: How long does it take for a dress to come in?

A: It takes 6 to 8 months for a wedding dress order to come in. However, rush orders are possible at an extra fee upon approval from the designer.

Q: What do the gowns look like?

A: Please see below to view some of the gowns you will be able to try on from the Wild Honey collection!

Billie Gown

Billie Gown

Dylan Gown

Dylan Gown

Lane Dress

Lane Dress

Lane Mini dress

Lane Mini dress

Lennon Gown

Lennon Gown

Lucy Gown

Lucy Gown

Lucy bodysuit and Harlow pants

Lucy bodysuit and Harlow pants

Marley Gown

Marley Gown

Pearl Penny jacket and Lane Mini dress

Pearl Penny jacket and Lane Mini dress

Wave Penny jacket and Lane Mini dress

Wave Penny jacket and Lane Mini dress

Presley Gown

Presley Gown

Stevie Gown

Stevie Gown

Soft Open - Show case

April 18, 2019 was a big day for Fairy Dreams Bridal! It marked many firsts for us. First day open, first trunk show, first bridal appointment (shout-out to Kelsey!), and first show case. It was hectic, but altogether a very fun day. Everything was a flurry of beaded gowns and tulle bows, make-up and hairspray, pretty hair pieces, and, of course, delicious cocktails! We are so happy with the turn out and the warm welcome into the wedding industry. A special thank you to everyone who attended the event! An extra special thank you to our photographers Lace and Luce (@laceandluce), and our hair stylist and makeup artist Erin (@erinheatherbridal), as well as the photo booth (@lexisphotobooth) and our beautiful models Emma, Sophia, and Kassidy from Angie’s modeling (@angiesmodels). Fairy Dreams Bridal is so excited to be here!

Our day started  with loading all the dresses into three cars and bringing them to the store. We had just finished setting up all flooring, furniture, and fixtures the night before so that the dresses could be welcomed into a nice clean space. Our very first bridal appointment arrived at noon and we had a blast catering to the needs of our special bride. We are so excited whenever we have a new bride coming in, but the anticipation of the day made this particular bridal appointment extra special for everyone!

At 2:30, hair, makeup, and our beautiful models had arrived to begin prepping for the show. Shortly after, our lovely guests began arriving and our first event was underway! The showcase featured the entire BERTA Privée line, (hosted for a trunk show that weekend only!) , as well as some of our favourite dresses from designers Liz Martinez, Chosen by One Day, Tatyana Merenyuk, and Suzanne Neville.

Our guests were invited to mingle, drink, snack on macarons, and of course… try on the dresses! It was so much fun helping all our wonderful guests get glammed up in a gown; the smiles on everyone’s faces were priceless! Not to mention that everyone looked so beautiful.

Again, we just want to send out a big huge THANK YOU to all the vendors that helped out that evening, and to everyone who was in attendance. We hope you had as much fun as we did!

Feel free to check out the awesome photos of our models wearing some of the gowns that we featured in our opening show case fashion show.

We are already getting excited to host more events like these, so keep your eyes trained on our Instagram for more details on more events coming up, and for what’s going on over here at Fairy Dreams!

Cheers! xx The Fairy Dreams Team

Owner Irene with our three models, Emma, Sophia, and Kassidy.

Owner Irene with our three models, Emma, Sophia, and Kassidy.

Pictured (left to right) Marlene dress by Tatyana Merenyuk, Nala dress by Chosen by One Day, Adele dress by Liz Martinez

Pictured (left to right) Marlene dress by Tatyana Merenyuk, Nala dress by Chosen by One Day, Adele dress by Liz Martinez

A dress from the BERTA Privée trunk show. Style P08.

A dress from the BERTA Privée trunk show. Style P08.

Adele dress by Liz Martinez - carried in store

Adele dress by Liz Martinez - carried in store

Hair by Erin Heather Bridal, hair piece by Ornaigh.

Hair by Erin Heather Bridal, hair piece by Ornaigh.

A best seller - the Nala dress by Chosen by One Day

A best seller - the Nala dress by Chosen by One Day

A close up of a gorgeous hair piece, handmade in Ottawa by Ornaigh

A close up of a gorgeous hair piece, handmade in Ottawa by Ornaigh

Ariel dress by Liz Martinez - carried in store

Ariel dress by Liz Martinez - carried in store

The Serrano dress by Suzanne Neville - carried in store

The Serrano dress by Suzanne Neville - carried in store

(Left to right) BERTA Privée style P08, BERTA Privée style P02, and Tatyana Merenyuk style Marlene

(Left to right) BERTA Privée style P08, BERTA Privée style P02, and Tatyana Merenyuk style Marlene