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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fantastic Bridal Shoes

Pink is the fastest growing and leading bridal footwear brand in the UK. The Pink brand is young, fun and trendy offering a broad range of styles to suit the bride, bridesmaid and mother of the bride.
Pink styling is influenced very much by high street trends, which are then translated into fabulous satin bridal shoes. Pink footwear can be hand coloured to match your desired colour to help to complete your look for any special occasion.
Magnifique Boutique carries a large selection of these fantastic shoes. I personally am a shoe fanatic and I LOVE these shoes. They can be dyed many colors and even after the wedding you have have them dyed black so you can wear them over and over.
Wedding Shoe Tips:
  1. When you buy your wedding shoes make sure to break them in before the wedding. I wore mine to our wedding dance classes to make sure I would be able to dance in them at the wedding.
  2. It is good to have a couple pairs of shoes at your wedding in case your feet get sore plus it's fun for pictures. I had 3 pairs for our wedding 1 pair of heels that were for the ceremony, 1 pair of cowboy boots for dancing and fun pictures and 1 pair of flip flops for when my feet said no more! This is good for the bridal party as well, flip flops are a great alternative for summer weddings when the shoes start to hurt.
  3. If you are getting married on a lawn pass on the spike heels, you don't want to get stuck in the grass. Also make sure the wedding facility does not water the grass the day of your wedding so that it is dry for your guests and a little harder surface to walk on. A good shoe for a ceremony on a lawn is a stacked heel or a wedge shoe.
  4. Also make sure your wedding planner has band aids and mole skin on hand for anyone who gets a blister.



Owner & Wedding Planner

Mangnifique Boutique

Friday, June 19, 2009

Gown Shopping FAQ's

Why do I need to make an appointment to try on wedding gowns?
In order to give you the full attention of our experienced consultants, appointments are suggested.

Bring pictures of dresses you’ve seen on our website, in magazines, on, or that you’ve tried on elsewhere. And bring an open mind: don’t be surprised if you find “the dress” on your first visit to Magnifique Boutique. We have plenty shoes and undergarments for you to use when you try on gowns.

Who should I bring to my appointment?
Bring the closest friend or family member whose opinion you value and who knows you well and with whom you want to share the experience of buying your gown. Bringing a lot of people can take the focus off of you.

May I take pictures of the gowns while I try them on?
Yes you may!

When should I order my veil and/or headpiece?
Special-order designer veils have a 3-4 months lead-time, so making a decision at the time you order your gown is helpful.

How far in advance do I need to buy my gown?
It's best to allow 4-6 months before your wedding to order a gown.

What is a special-order gown?
Most of the gowns we sell are special-order. A special-order gown is made specifically for you by a designer, based on the measurements we take from you, the designer then uses their pattern that is closest to your measurements to create your gown. Then if needed you have it altered for a perfect fit.

How do I pay for my gown?
We accept American Express, MasterCard, and Visa, as well as cash and personal checks.
Full payment is required upon ordering of the gown, if you need to cancel your order it must be within 5 days of the order being placed. Once the gown arrives and passed our quality control check we will call you and let you know the gown is in and to come in and have your fitting and make arrangements for alterations if needed.

HELP! I’m getting married less than 4 months – is it too late to get a gown from you?
No, it’s not too late, but every second counts! Your options include buying one of our samples off the rack or working with a consultant to determine which designers can meet your time frame for a "special order" gown, which could include an additional rush charge.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sellwood Passport Event

As of this morning we are new members to the Sellwood Westmoreland Business Alliance and will be participating in the Passport Event on August 8th.

“Passport to Sellwood” functions as a venue to move people around the neighborhood. Each person receives a ‘passport’ and is encouraged to visit as many businesses as possible to get their passport stamped at all of the participating businesses. Once they have 6 or more stamps on their passport they are eligible to enter the raffle to win gift certificates donated from the local businesses.

So of cousre we will have our gorgeous front yard all decked out for the event. Come check out the wedding gowns that will be on display at street level along with assorted accessories and tuxedos.

Join in the fun and get your Passport stamped at Magnifique Boutique!