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Tales of a Recent Bride (EP.28)

11/8/2018
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Ramona and Marissa sit down with recent bride Ashley who just returned from her wedding to discuss how things went. She shares her experience and provides some advice for other brides who are getting ready to walk down the aisle. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:28:25

Consultant Confessions (EP.27)

10/25/2018
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Ramona and Marissa share stories of the most memorable, weird, and mean brides that they have worked with over their careers as bridal consultants. And then the two share their ideal encounter. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:35:55

Pitfalls of Online Bridal Shopping (EP.26)

10/18/2018
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Ramona recaps the the New York Bridal Show with Marisa as they discuss the upcoming trends in bridal gowns. Then the two pivot and address concerns with online shopping when it comes to your wedding dress and how to bargain buy your gown. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:34:54

New York Bridal Show (EP.25)

10/4/2018
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Ramona and Marissa preview the New York Bridal Show and what that means for future brides-to-be. Ramona outlines her itinerary for the show and why its so important for her to be there to meet with designers, see the latest trends, and build relationships that will benefit women shopping for gowns at Love & Lace. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:28:19

Bridal Shopping: Past and Present (EP.24)

9/27/2018
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Very excited to invite my good friend Hope, a 30 year veteran of the bridal gown industry, to sit down and discuss how the experience has changed over that time frame, what pitfalls she sees brides-to-be struggling with today, and advice to help you find that perfect dress. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:32:39

Shopping Groups Defined (EP.23)

9/13/2018
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Ramona and Marissa review the different types of group that show up to the salon for the bridal dress shopping experience. Brides should have a loving and supportive group when making this important decision, but often these groups can put undue stress on the bride and the consultant. Keep these in mind when picking out who will accompany you to your bridal appointment. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at ...

Duration:00:38:16

The Path to Yes (EP.22)

9/6/2018
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What helps a bride find the perfect dress. What factors should be checked off her list and what will facilitate you finding the perfect wedding gown. Ramona and Marissa cover the prerequisite to think about so you know how and when to say yes to the dress. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:28:34

The Bridal Appointment (EP.21)

8/30/2018
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What you should expect when you have your first appointment at a bridal salon. Marissa and Ramona run through not only what you WILL experience at Love and Lace Bridal, but what should be common place anytime you go in to shop for and buy your wedding dress. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:31:40

Typical Day at Love and Lace Bridal (EP.20)

8/23/2018
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This week, Ramona and Marissa, take you through a typical day at Love and Lace Bridal. Marissa shares what the bridal consults do when they're not conducting a fitting with a bride-to-be, and how she runs her appointments. Ramona shares her day-to-day responsibilities running the shop and what she expects of all of the amazing folks who work at Love and Lace Bridal. Once you listen, you'll understand just how much care and concern you should expect from a gown fitting with any bridal...

Duration:00:33:48

Beyond the Gown with Ramona (EP.19)

8/16/2018
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The tables are turned this week as co-host Marissa puts Ramona in the hot seat to talk about her bridal experience. In this conversation Marissa asks about the inspiration for opening Love & Lace Bridal, her time as a bride planning her own wedding, and why the ladies of this shop are her family. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:28:42

Defining Bridezillas (EP.18)

8/9/2018
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Ramona and Marissa take a deep dive into the world of Bridezillas. They define the various characteristics that make up different nightmare brides along with some real world stories, and offer some great wisdom for potential brides so that they can focus on what really matters most during the wedding process. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:35:40

Identifying the Right Bridal Salon (EP.17)

7/26/2018
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While we’d love to have all of you stop by Love and Lace Bridal for your wedding dress needs, we recognize not all of you are local. So this week, Marissa and Ramona give you advice for knowing how to pick the right bridal salon in your local community. How to start your search, recognize a credible business, and garner the right relationship. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:30:17

Wedding Dress Shapes (EP.16)

7/19/2018
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Marissa is back this week with Ramona to discuss the more technical side to picking out a wedding dress by discussing all of the different shapes, cuts, and necklines that are available for brides. Knowing the right shape and necklines can help you pick out the right gown for your wedding day. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:31:01

From the Bride’s View (EP.15)

7/12/2018
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Love and Lace designer Ashley, whose wedding is coming up soon, sits down with Ramona to discuss her transition into the bridal industry, the concerns she helps current brides with, and how her own bridal shopping/wedding planning experience has gone. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:25:34

Why We Do This (EP.14)

7/5/2018
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Ramona and Marissa take listeners on a deep dive into their journey to working in the bridal gown industry and their motivation to do this. It’s more than just earning a living, it’s unleashing their creative juices and doing what they can to make sure brides have wedding dress that can make them feel like the beautiful bride that they are. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:32:28

Shopping Survey (EP.13)

6/28/2018
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We reveal the results of a survey of our shoppers focused on their top priorities when it comes to finding that perfect wedding dress. What is more important factor, what influences your decision when buying a dress, and more. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

Duration:00:31:07

Expectations vs. Reality…TV (EP.12)

6/14/2018
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Too many brides are watching a certain reality TV show and altering their expectations for what the bridal shopping experience should be. This week, Ramona and Marissa go through some of the fallacies that have been created by the show, what a bride should actually expect when she goes shopping for her wedding dress, and some horror stories that have happened when groups as large as 22 people have rolled up to the store looking to create a TV moment. Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com....

Duration:00:29:09

Over Shopping (EP.11)

6/7/2018
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We get it, there's a good chance you won't find the perfect wedding dress in the first place you look. However, some brides are taking this to another extreme and are over shopping for their gown, with one bride we know visiting as more than 25 stores. On this week's episode, your hosts Ramona and Marissa go over the problems you will encounter by over shopping for a wedding dress. Why you need to put this in perspective and preserve some of the valuable time you have for wedding preparation...

Duration:00:26:39

The Importance of Alterations (EP.10)

5/24/2018
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You’ve picked out the perfect dress, but it’s not quite perfect. That’s right. All wedding gowns need some form of alterations. Ramona and Marissa talk about the importance of alterations, why you should only trust a professional seamstress or tailor to make those changes, and why you have to be super honest about expectations heading into them. Also this week, The Gown and Beyond is honored to welcome Katelyn Ansari, lifestyle blogger and bride-to-be, who is actually wearing her...

Duration:00:33:38

Opinions (EP.09)

5/17/2018
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Why are brides so dependent on the opinion of their friends when it comes to shopping for the wedding dress. Our friends aren’t there to pick out caterers, cakes, music, and those are the things they actually interact with at the wedding. So why do we let them impact this highly personal decision of what gown is going to make the bride feel her very best. Ramona and Marissa review why the most important opinion about the dress is yours and empower all women to be confident in their own skin...

Duration:00:28:50