December 28, 2012
Here’s to the New Year!
Ring in 2013 with fresh styles, big savings, and one wow-worthy wedding event
By Molly Hutter and Daisy Bainum
Brides-to-be: Now that the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is coming to a close, we’re sure you’ll soon be switching to full-on Big Day planning mode (as if you weren’t already even with that packed planner). Here to help toward that end? Local wedding pros, but of course. With a stellar lineup of trunk shows, gown sales, and a huge nuptial-themed extravaganza, January is jam-packed with bridal inspiration. Read on to get the scoop!
Celebrating an engagement this season? If so, make your move to mac & murphy, where if you either book your consultation or order your wedding invites between now and March 31, 2013, you’ll receive a 10 percent discount.
mac & murphy, 74.5 Cannon Street, (843) 576-4394, www.macandmurphy.com
Get your hands on handsome menswear for 20 percent off at Grady Ervin & Co. during their semi-annual sale, and you’ll be ready to make the wedding party rounds.
Grady Ervin & Co., 313 King Street, (843) 722-1776, www.gradyervin.com
Rock a fresh and fabulous look this year with a dress from Modern Trousseau’s new “Before Long” line—featuring black and white party dresses all for under $600. From cocktail dresses to evening gowns, you’re sure to find a frock for any engagement fête.
Modern Trousseau, 418 King Street, (843) 722-6300, www.moderntrousseausc.com
Searching for that special gown? Book it to Bridal House of Charleston, where, throughout the month of January, you’ll find select discontinued wedding dresses offered at discounts of up to 50 percent off.
Bridal House of Charleston, 1055-20 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., (843) 971-1477, www.bridalhousesc.com
Whether you’re brainstorming for your Valentine’s Day wish list or looking for that perfect piece to complement your big white gown, head to Paulo Geiss Jewelers. With select designer brands on sale for up to 30 percent off, you’re sure to snag a sweet deal on some gorgeous jewels.
Paulo Geiss Jewelers, 116 East Bay St., (843) 577-4497, www.geissjewelers.com
Men: prep your wardrobe for the New Year (without hurting your wallet) by hitting up Brooks Brothers’ semi-annual sale, featuring discounts of up to 50 percent off.
Brooks Brothers, 205 King Street, (843) 723-9405, www.brooksbrothers.com
Welcome a new year of bridal fashion by attending this Amsale trunk show at White on Daniel Island. Aside from a gorgeous gown, you’ll also receive a free veil and 10 percent off with your purchase.
White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Drive, (843) 471-2975, www.whiteondi.com
January 11 & 12
Shopping for your dream dress? March over to Maddison Row for a two-day Reem Acra trunk show. A designer favored by many Hollywood celebs, her collection of wedding gowns speak to brides desiring a glamorous and sophisticated look. Call to schedule your appointment.
Maddison Row, 171 Spring Street, (843) 720-7979, www.maddisonrow.com
Need inspiration, ideas, or advice about your in-the-works Charleston wedding? Head to The Charleston Bridal Show to get them aplenty. Mix and mingle with more than 60 local wedding vendors in the Crystal Ballroom of the Charleston Marriott from noon until 5 p.m., all while sampling and sipping yummy bites and beverages. With the latest in bridal fashion and wedding décor displayed for your viewing pleasure, there’s no chance you’ll leave the event uninspired.
Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Dr., $10 admission at the door, (843) 452-3950, www.thecharlestonbridalshow.com
Searching for what to wear to an upcoming spring or summer wedding? Visit Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant’s exclusive Lafayette 148 New York trunk show to find the designer’s freshest fashions for the seasons ahead.
Gwynn’s of Mt. Pleasant, 916 Houston Northcutt Blvd., (843) 884-9518, www.gwynns.com
January 25 & 26
If you envision your ’maids wearing colorful chiffon, shop Amsale’s new collection during this two-day trunk show at Bella Bridesmaid. Highlights include eight new colors, three printed chiffon patterns, and a range of original silhouettes. Place your order during the show to receive 10 percent off. Call soon to book your spot for this by-appointment-only event.
Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King Street, Suite C, (843) 425-8079, www.bellabridesmaid.com