Tag Archives: Wedding Gowns

Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke: A Long-Time Manassas Bridal Boutique

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Provided by Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke  Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke is a long-time Manassas bridal boutique.  What sets Tang’s apart is that they are a one stop complete bridal experience! From meeting your stylist for the first time in their private, exclusive bridal studio to making your wedding dress vision come to life with Xiao-Yin with our in-house alterations, Tang’s is with you every step of your bridal journey. Xiao-Yin, an artist and master seamstress, is the owner of Tang’s and has over 25 years of experience. Her team takes the time to educate brides about wedding dress styles, so they really know the dress they are falling in love with. During alterations, Xiao-Yin shares many tips and tricks with brides like how to sit and walk up and down stairs in their wedding dress! Tang’s …

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Tang’s “Take Me Home” Event

Provided by Tang’s Tang’s Bridal | Alterations | Bespoke is having a “Take Me Home Event” from May 26 through June 4. Select sample dresses will be marked to 50% off for 10 days only! To make an appointment, brides can call 703-393-8458. The first 15 brides to book an appointment will draw from our gift basket! The sample dresses will be from Maggie Sottero’s three lines: Maggie Sottero, Sottero & Midgley, and Rebecca Ingram.  

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Wedding Gown Alterations: Some Helpful Tips

By Lisa Beth Miller When selecting a wedding gown, it is important to accept the fact that in most cases, alterations will be an absolute requirement! Many brides become frustrated because they believe that because they are measured for a gown, it will be cut to their exact body proportions. This is not the case at all. A bridal consultant is simply gathering data (bust measurement, waist measurement, hip measurement, height) to determine which standard size will fit the bride best. An experienced consultant will explain this process and will point out in advance where adjustments will be needed. For example, perhaps a bride’s hip measurement requires her to order a size 8 in her wedding gown, but her bust measurement falls into the size 6 range, the consultant should mention to the bride that side/bust alterations will be required …

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Dress You Up! Your First Bridal Appointment at Tang’s

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By Lisa Beth Miller Sponsored by Tang’s Bridal and Alterations Ready to shop for your perfect wedding gown? Of course you are! One of the most fabulous places to shop for your dream dress is Tang’s Bridal and Alterations in Manassas. We talked to Bella Land, the marketing and design specialist at Tang’s, and the boutique’s lead stylist, Sandi Driscoll about what brides should expect at their very first dress shopping appointment. We all know that shopping for your wedding gown can be stressful. It is different from any other type of retail challenge. Many brides turn the shopping day(s) into an event that involves lots of participants, and few truly know what to expect. “What makes dress shopping at Tang’s different/unique is our mission. We take great care to make the experience as stress-free and memorable as possible for …

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Tang’s New Bridal Studio is Now Open by Appointment Only!

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Provided by Tang’s Bridal Xiao-Yin (Tang) and her team are thrilled to announce that a special bridal destination has opened in Manassas: Tang’s Bridal Studio! After many months of designing and construction, Tang’s Studio is the new destination for brides to have an unforgettable experience and find the dress of their dreams! None of this would have become possible without the incredible support of Heltzel Architecture, WWBridalDisplays, and the Manassas community. Less than a mile from Tang’s primary location for alterations in Canterbury Village Shopping Center, the Tang’s Studio is nestled behind a beautiful residence at 9036 Sudley Rd. Parking is provided in the rear. Upon entry, brides and their entourage will be welcomed by a wonderful bridal stylist who will guide them for the duration of the appointment. The studio space has two fitting room stations, each with a …

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Wedding Gowns: How To Know If You’ve Found “The One”

by Lisa Beth Miller If you are addicted to reality wedding TV shows like I am, you probably think that it is obvious when you put on the “right” wedding gown. Some think it is a special hunch, while others claim the bride will most definitely shed tears when she sees herself in the correct dress. Some brides just do not experience this moment of clarity and never really feel one-hundred percent confident. Why? Well, for starters, many brides simply over-shop. They feel they they cannot allow themselves to relax and feel confident in a dress (no matter how perfect it truly looks) until literally EVERY dress option has been seen. This attitude often leads to marathon shopping sessions to multiple boutiques. This accomplishes very little because each visit to a new boutique starts the entire process from the very …

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Tips For Selecting Wedding Gown Colors

by Lisa Beth Miller At one time, traditional, stark white was the only real color option for brides. At this point, brides opt for the color that is most flattering to their skin tone, hair color, and eye color. Although designers name their wedding gown colors differently, there are four basic color options for the traditional bride. Here are some general guidelines on these color families: White: Stark white is a tricky shade to pull off, though it can be extremely flattering to women with cool undertones. (This describes you if you tend to look better in silver than in gold, and if colors like hot pink, blue, and purple flatter you.) If you have very pale skin or yellow undertones, stay away from stark white, and know that stark white fabric with a sheen to it looks even starker! …

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One-Stop Shop for Brides – Tang’s Alterations Offers More than Alterations

By Helena Tavares Kennedy   While Tang’s Alterations can handle your everyday alteration needs like hemming, sizing up or down, buttons, rips, and other issues with any type of garment and fabrics including draperies and outerwear, what brides might not expect from this alteration shop is the high level of customer service. Not only does Tang’s work come with a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee, their workmanship is totally guaranteed for the life of the garment and the fit is guaranteed for two weeks. It’s no wonder that they see an average of seven brides each day and have over 100 gowns in the shop for alterations right now. Whether your gown needs restyling, bustling, hemming, taking in or letting out, Tang’s can handle it all. Tang’s also offers a wide selection of veils, accessories and jewelry by Bling and Va …

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