Find the perfect Mother-of-the-Bride or Groom dress
May 7, 2023
As a mother of the bride or groom, your child's wedding is one of the most memorable occasions in your life. It's a day when you want to look your best and feel confident and comfortable. Finding the perfect Mother of the bride or groom dress can be daunting, but with a few tips and tricks, you can make the process a little easier.
Here are some things to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect mother-of-dress:
Consider the wedding theme and venue.
The wedding theme and venue are the first things to consider when shopping for a mother-of-the-bride or groom dress. Is the wedding going to be formal or casual? Will it be held indoors or outdoors? These are essential questions because they will help you determine the appropriate dress style, length, and color.
Choose a style that flatters your body type.
When finding the perfect Mother of dress, choosing a style that flatters your body type is important. Whether you are curvy, petite, plus size, or tall, there is a dress style that will accentuate your best features and make you feel confident and beautiful.
Stick to a color scheme.
When choosing a dress for the wedding, you will want to stick to the color scheme. You want to avoid clashing with the bridesmaids or the wedding decor. If the bride has chosen a specific color for the Mother of the bride or groom's dress, try to find a dress in that shade or a complementary color.
Don't be afraid to accessorize.
Accessories can make or break an outfit, so don't be afraid to accessorize your Mother of the bride or groom's dress. A statement necklace, earrings, or clutch can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your outfit.
Comfort is key.
Last but not least, comfort is critical when finding the perfect Mother of the bride or groom dress. You will be on your feet for most of the day, so choose a dress you can move and breathe in. You want to avoid fidgeting or adjusting your dress all day long.
If you're still unsure about what to wear to your child's wedding, don't hesitate to ask for help. Our professional stylists at An Affair to Remember Prom, Pageant & Formal Wear are here to provide guidance and advice on what style, color, and accessories would work best for you. We are a small female-owned business with tons of experience. We have been helping young ladies and women from North Carolina to Hawaii find their dream dresses since 2005. Call 910-486-5323 to set an appointment, or visit the store today (Tip: Check our current store hours at the bottom of our website AATRNC.com first)
2023 VIP Prom Experience Winner, Scarlett Morehouse
February 2, 2023
Our 2023 fashion show had an exciting new element for our high school girls in attendance and those modeling. We were giving away a VIP Prom Experience.
What is the #AATRNC VIP Prom Experience? We will close the store to the public, and the winner and 5 of her friends will have an exclusive appointment with our senior stylists. In addition, her prom dress will be FREE (up to $500 value)! Plus, her friends will work with our senior stylists and receive discounts and fun giveaways.
How did they enter? Attend our annual fashion show. Each high school girl that attends our Fashion Show will receive a raffle ticket. A random drawing will happen during the fashion show. You must be present to win. The prize can not be redeemed for cash and is non-transferable. The winner and her friends agree to have their photos shared on our social media.
At the end of the 2023 show, store owner Kathy Keefe Jensen, Store Manager Rebecca Horne, and JOVANI head designer Julie Durocher drew a name out of the raffle and Scarlett Morehouse was our winner. Here is a video from their time in store on February 1, 2023, picking their dresses
Aaron Michael Trunk Show & Fadil Berisha Headshots
January 17, 2023
We are pleased to announce two special guests that will be coming to our store the weekend of February 11, 2023.
Aaron Michael is a self-taught designer featured as a contestant on Project Runway 19. Today, he focuses on his two labels: Aaron Michael and Aaron Michael Costume Shoppe. Customers who book an appointment will have the opportunity to shop from his latest designs or work one-on-one to create the custom gown of their dreams. Whether it is for a pageant, a wedding, a gala, or simply because you want a fabulous gown, don't delay booking your appointment.
Fadil Berisha is a world-renowned photographer who captured Martha Stewart, Halle Berry, Tyra Banks, Kris Kardashian, and many others. He will capture pageant or professional headshots in an experience you will remember forever. Treat yourself to amazing photos by Fadil Berisha, with his hair and makeup artist helping create your final look.
Curvy Girl Trunk Show
January 12, 2023
An Affair to Remember is pleased to bring you a Curvy Girl Trunk Show featuring Sydneys' Closet & Johnathan Kayne by Sydney's Closet. Carrying sizes 14-32 allows curvy girls to feel their best at prom, hoco, pageants, and any special event they want to attend. If you want to try on the latest designs, call our store to book your trunk show appointment and see the latest designs we have on the showroom floor.
Sydney's Closet, We Size Up Glamour™ so curvy teens and women can look gorgeous and feel great celebrating life's special occasions.
5 Tips for Prom Dress Shopping
December 28, 2022
- Start Early: Give yourself plenty of time to shop for your prom dress. Consider setting a deadline at least one month in advance to avoid any last-minute shopping stress and to allocate time for any alterations that may be needed.
- Research: Research dress styles and trends before venturing out on a shopping trip. This will help narrow your search and give you an idea of what type of prom dress you'd like to try on.
- Set a Budget: Know how much you can afford to spend on a prom dress.
- Try on Dresses: Don't be afraid to try on different styles of dresses; you may be surprised at what you like when you're wearing it.
- Find a dress boutique that specializes in formal wear and understands how important finding your perfect dress for your Affair To Remember is