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She said “YES”!

Congratulations Michelle!

Such a fun evening helping you find your gown. You are going to look AMAZING for your March 2018 wedding! XO #mirasbride

 

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You won’t believe these prices!

Our sale is bigger than it has ever been and now is your chance to

SAY YES FOR LESS!

All sale is an additional 1/2 off!

Yes, that is right, take an additional 1/2 off already marked down prices.

Just a few samples below.

Take an extra 1/2 off the prices listed below, through September 30, 2017.

Call to book your appointment, 209.338.9333 or follow this link to request a date and time online.

 

 

 

 

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She Said “YES”!

YAY! Angela was so much fun.

Cristy helped her find the perfect gown

for her 2018 wedding. 

Congratulations Angela. Travis is one lucky guy!

 

She Said “YES”!

Congratulations to one of our most recent brides,

Taylor. She said “YES” to her dress. 

Taylor’s sister, Ashley is a #MirasBride too! Ashley was married 2 years ago.

 

5 Things Bridal Salon Owners Want You to Know Before Your Appointment

Please, please don’t bring your morning latte into the salon.
by Ivy Jacobson
TheKnot.com
There are things you need to know before going wedding dress shopping at your local bridal salon—like limit your entourage and always make an appointment—and then there are things that you may not be aware of that bridal shop owners really want you to know as well. Follow our guide to displaying the best etiquette before and during your bridal salon appointment.

1. Be respectful of your appointment time.
Many bridal salons are by appointment only or have designated walk-in times for a reason. Your bridal consultant wants to be able to completely focus on finding the perfect dress for you, but if you’re late to your appointment or are a no-call no-show, this can throw things off. You may get charged a fee for not showing up, or you may have to accept a shorter appointment window and reschedule for another since consultants don’t want to then have another customer’s appointment time delayed. If you know you can’t make your appointment, be respectful to everyone’s time and call as far in advance as you can and reschedule for the next best time.
2. The salon may not be able to serve you and your squad celebratory champagne.
Although lots of bridal salons do offer a glass of bubbly for you and your entourage to celebrate choosing your dress, not every salon can pop a bottle. If the owner doesn’t have a permit or license to serve it (it can vary based on the county and state laws) you may have to go to a restaurant to toast after.

3. Be respectful of the bridal salon’s furniture.
Bridal salons often have lots of sofas and chairs to make your entourage comfortable while you try on dresses. But many shop owners see friends and family members getting a little too comfortable and putting their feet on furniture or taking their shoes off if they’re there for awhile. It’s important for everyone to know that they’re not in their own living room, as welcoming and gracious as the bridal salon is.

4. Don’t bring in food or drinks that could damage the gowns or the salon’s furniture.
We definitely recommend making a fun day out of dress shopping with your friends or family members, like having lunch together after dress shopping. Just don’t try to combine the two activities and bring any food or beverages into the shop. Even if you think a small bag of chips is innocuous enough, shop owners are concerned about greasy fingers touching and potentially damaging fabric. Iced or hot beverages in to-go cups could spill or leave rings on furniture in the salon. Bottled water is usually fine, but leave anything else to be eaten after shopping or outside.

5. Children should never be left unsupervised in the bridal salon.
Kids are adorable—but if they’re left unattended in a bridal salon, you may have a higher bill on your hands than you thought. Your bridal consultant doesn’t double as a babysitter, so if you bring your child to your appointment, it could be a gamble unless you know for sure that they’ll sit still and behave. In that case, it’s best to bring along someone who can watch them. Otherwise, you and your consultant will be too busy to make sure your child is okay and behaving while left unsupervised—so if they end up adding a little color to a wedding dress with crayons, you’ll likely be purchasing an extra dress. Some bridal salons are adults-only in the first place, and will say so on their website or tell you when you book your appointment.

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Mother of the Bride Writes Offensive Letter About Daughter’s Maid of Honor

Mother of the Bride Writes Offensive Letter About Daughter’s Maid of Honor
By Evelyn Wang via Brides Magazine
Published on September 11, 2017
Please never do this.

Weddings have been known to compel even the sweetest, cuddliest people to say some pretty questionable things, but what one mom wrote about her daughter’s maid of honor is completely unforgivable. In a Dear Prudence column from last week, the mother of a bride wrote in with a question that had us super worried for the well-being of Twitter user Nicole Cliffe, who prefaced it with, “I am no longer of this earth. This letter has killed me.”
The supremely unclassy and deeply (deeply!) offensive letter started off fine, and then quickly swerved into the territory of Momzilla-levels unheard of:

Luckily, Slate agony aunt Mallory Ortberg was quick to shut it down, being high in hilarity and low in B.S.-tolerance:
A: I am having a hard time wrapping my mind around this letter. I encourage you to reread it and to ask yourself that time-honored question, “Do I sound like a villain in a Reese Witherspoon movie?” You are, presumably, sympathetic to your own situation and are invested in making sure that you come across as reasonable and as caring as possible, and yet you have written a letter indicting yourself at every turn. This girl is “like a daughter” to you, and yet you want to shove her to the side of your other daughter’s wedding just because she walks with a limp. Your daughter’s wedding will be perfect with Katie as a full and honored member of the bridal party. A limp is not a fly in the ointment; it’s a part of Katie’s life. It is not only wrong to have asked your daughter to consider excluding her best friend over this—it is ableist, and cruel, and it speaks to a massive failure of empathy, compassion, and grace on your part. You must and should apologize to your daughter immediately, and I encourage you to profoundly reconsider the orientation of your heart.
We don’t blame her daughter for wanting nothing to do with her mum. Of course, the letter’s ridiculousness sent several Twitter users into a spiral of rage and confusion.

Read more here http://www.brides.com/story/mother-of-the-bride-offensive-letter-maid-of-honor?mbid=social_facebook

 

 

Take an extra 1/2 off sale event!

THIS PROMOTION HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

DON”T MISS OUT!

Our sale is already drastically marked down,

and now you have a chance

to take an extra 1/2 off the already marked down sale price!

Call us 209.338.9333 or follow this link to book your appointment today!

All gowns are marked to their current sale price. Extra 1/2 off will be taken at the register from the marked down price. No cash value. Not valid towards previously purchased or ordered merchandise. No refunds.

CURVELICIOUS!

 

We are thrilled to host a special weekend full of curves! Thursday September 7th through Saturday September 9th we are highlighting our newest arrivals for our beautiful brides with curves.

Book your appointment today! 209.338.9333 or follow this link to request a date and time.

Tips on Shopping During Mira’s Sale

We are offering a special VIB (Very Important Bride) preview Thursday July 13th and Friday July 14th. Book your bridal appointment for our special preview dates and receive an additional 10% off our sale! Call us today at 209-338-9333, follow this link, or reply to this email to book your VIB sale appointment. 

Gowns by Watters, Martina Liana, Pronovias, Maggie Sottero, Sottero Midgley, Essense of Australia, Stella York, WTOO, Willowby, and more starting at $99. We must clear some of our inventory so not a single sale gown will be priced over $999.

 

Veils starting at $29        

Bridal Heels starting at $19.99          

Accessories as low as $12.99

Social, cocktails, bridesmaids, and MOB at $19.99 for knee length, $29.99 floor length.

 

Because sample sales can quickly escalate into blind, frenzied sprees, take your time figuring out what you want before you get there. No point in ripping through racks for a drop-waist only to realize it does nothing for your already disproportionately long torso. Take note of prices as you do the prelim legwork, so if and when you find a $10,000 gown for $1,000, you can yell cha-ching—that’s six months’ rent!

Manage your expectations about the level of service you will receive at a sample sale. Don’t confuse this with a real bridal appointment. You can still celebrate and pop some bubbly when you get home but since the gowns are so deeply discounted and you are shopping without an appointment during a special event, you can’t expect the same service you would typically receive if you were shopping during a scheduled appointment. You may be shopping at the same time as 5 to 30 brides all at once, and looking for the same amazing bargain. No matter what, your experience at Mira’s will exciting and once you find your gown we will help book future appointments for your wedding party dresses and tuxedos.

Be very picky about who you bring with you to the sale: We do not recommend bringing more than one guest, as your own opinion matters the most. Bring a friend that is honest and decisive. After all, purchasing a gown at a sample sale is not a decision that you can sleep on. Brides who bring an entourage, thinking each friend can grab several dresses at the same time, end up being frustrated. We try to limit how many dresses are in a room at once, too many in one room will only confuse the process and possibly damage gowns. Moreover, in such a crowded and hectic environment, having so many people there with you can end up being distracting and counterproductive. With that, don’t forget to get a sitter for the kiddos. 

Only buy a dress if it can realistically be altered to your size: You want to make sure the dress you get can be altered to fit you, because once you leave the store, you are on your own. These events are final sales. Remember, shoppers: At just about every sample sale, the stores will not provide alterations. Even if you swear you’re going to lose weight before the wedding, if you have a certain build and your ribcage is a certain size, you will never fit in certain dresses. How do you make sure you end up with a gown that look fabulous on you? Ask lots of questions at the sale.

 

 

NATIONAL BRIDAL SALE DAY!

Welcome to the annual National Bridal Sale Day. This day was born out of a collective desire from bridal salons nationally to help brides find their dream dress at a fraction of the price.

at Mira Bridal Couture, brides will find gowns by Watters, Maggie Sottero, Sottero Midgley, Martina Liana, Essense, Stella York, and more marked down as low as $99.*

 

No appointment required. First come, first serve. Doors open at 9am, Saturday July 15, 2017.

 

*All merchandise marked as is. All sales final. Cash, visa, mastercard accepted. No layaways or holds.  

WITH OVER 850 STORES PARTICIPATING AND REPRESENTATION IN NEARLY EVERY STATE PLUS CANADA, WE ARE THRILLED THAT BRIDES EVERYWHERE WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIND THE GOWN OF THEIR DREAMS AT A PRICE THAT THEY LOVE.

 

SPECIAL OFFER

The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists has generously provided this gift certificate to any bride purchasing a gown during the National Bridal Sale Day. To take advantage of this special offer, download this coupon by clicking here and bring it with your gown to the nearest participating Certified Wedding Gown Specialist. To find the nearest location, please click here.