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  • How to Know If a Wedding Dress Is “the One”

    Finding the perfect wedding dress is not always easy, and the process can sometimes be overwhelming. If you are going to start shopping, the following tips will help you find the right wedding dress: Research Before You Start If you have ever flipped through a bridal magazine, you know that there are a ton of styles and silhouettes, and unless you do some research, you will feel overwhelmed. Take your time to go through images both in magazines and online so that you can get an idea of what you are after. This will help narrow down your options and will allow you to focus on styles you actually like once you begin visiting different bridal boutiques. Knowing what you are after will not only help make the shopping process enjoyable, but will also lead you to the perfect dress faster. Try On Multiple Dresses Even if you know what type of gown you want, it is important to have fun and to try on multiple designs. This will help you see which styles are actually flattering for your body type and which ones are not and will help you get a better understanding of the designs you like. Looking at pictures of gowns is important but trying them on is a must because dresses can look different in person, and the only way to know if a dress is for you is to actually try it on. This will help you figure out your preferences, and the bridal salon will be able to pull gowns that are similar to that style so that you can find “the one” in a silhouette and design you love. Invite Those You Trust Most bridal stores allow you to bring a few guests, and it is important that you invite family members and friends whose opinions you trust. If you bring too many people, there will be far too many opinions, and this can cause you to feel lost and confused. A positive attitude is a must, so invite those that will share your joy so that you yourself have a positive experience. The guests you bring must respect your style preferences and must understand that this is your gown that you will be wearing. If you love a gown, they should appreciate it, even if it is not their style. Trust Your Gut You know yourself best and know what styles speak to you the most. If you put on a gown and feel a giant smile spreading across your face, it is likely because you found the perfect dress. If a gown makes you feel great and you love the way it looks, it is a sign that you have found “the one,” so always trust your gut. Blu Ivory Bridal carries a beautiful selection of wedding dresses, and we will help you find your dream gown. We are one of the top wedding dress stores in Toronto, so come and visit us today!

  • 6 Tips For Shopping For Plus-Size Wedding Dresses

    Plus-sized brides often feel frustrated and stressed when shopping for their wedding gown, but this does not have to be the case, and the following tips will ensure your shopping experience is a positive one: Call Bridal Stores In Advance This will prevent you from wasting your time and will allow you to discuss details with the staff in advance so that they can accommodate your needs and style preferences when you arrive. Most salons stock sample dresses in standard sizes, so call ahead to make sure you can try on dresses in larger sizes and to get an idea of their variety of plus-size gowns. Do Not Focus On The Numbers Couture sizing is not the same as regular sizing, so your bridal size may be higher than what you normally wear. Do not let this affect you in any way, and ignore this number altogether because it does not matter. The most important thing is to find a dress you love and the other details are all secondary, so keep that in mind. Try On Different Styles Have an open mind and try on different silhouettes because you may find your dream dress in a style you might have otherwise ignored. It is okay to leave your comfort zone because you may end up finding the perfect dress, and if not, you can at least say you tried and can always come back to the style or silhouette you originally had in mind. Work With A Staff Member You Are Comfortable With Most bridal stores have specialists who are knowledgeable in plus-size dresses, so ask for a staff member who is an expert in this regard. When shopping for your dress, you need to feel comfortable and happy because it should be a memorable experience, and the salesperson needs to be pleasant and friendly. Do Not Put Additional Pressure On Yourself Many brides do not start looking for their gowns until they lose a little bit of weight, but this can delay the process and can cause you to feel stressed and overwhelmed. The production of a wedding gown can take anywhere from six months to a year, so if you wait too long, you may not be able to get the dress you are after. The great thing about gowns is that they can always be taken in, so start shopping and have fun! Prioritize Comfort The only way you are going to be able to enjoy your wedding day is if you are comfortable. Weddings last all day, and you need to feel your best, so do not force a dress that is one or two sizes too small because even if you convince yourself that you will be fine, the reality is that you will be uncomfortable. Choose a dress that is the right size so that you can move freely and dance all night long. Here at Blu Ivory Bridal, we have a beautiful selection of plus-size wedding dresses and are one of the leading dress stores in the Toronto area, so contact us today!

  • Trumpet vs. Mermaid Wedding Dresses – What’s the Difference?

    Dresses with a fitted top and flared skirts have been trending for over two decades, and we’re not surprised – they look amazing on a wide range of body types! They’re a high-fashion staple in the bridal industry and requested by many brides-to-be. From mermaid wedding dresses to fit-and-flare gowns to trumpet styles, there’s a flared wedding dress in every cut, fabric, and style you can imagine. Trumpet vs. Mermaid: What’s the Difference? It’s all in the flared skirt! Trumpet wedding dresses flare at the thigh to elongate the legs. Mermaid wedding dresses flare at or below the knee, making for an even more dramatic silhouette and highlighting the torso with a long bodice. What is a Fit-and-Flare Wedding Dress? The term “fit-and-flare” encompasses a wide variety of gowns with a fitted bodice and flared skirt. Fit-and-flare wedding gowns have the least dramatic flare of any flared dress style. Following your natural curves, the flare begins just below the hip and gradually widens into a full, flowy skirt. For a bold luxurious look, we love Essence of Austrailia Style D3263. A formal, sophisticated take on sexy style, Style D3263 from Essense of Australia is truly stunning. A completely matte yet textured style, this gown evolves the fit-and-flare silhouette into the future of fashion. Special stitching really highlights the overall patterns, while contour seaming and thoughtfully placed laces structure and flatter the shape–maintaining the formality and chic simplicity of the style. The laces then pop over the deeply angled side cutouts to enhance your hourglass shape. The low open back pulls the look together with a thin multi-strap feature, sheer paneling and a layered train with scalloped edging and artful lace finishes. Style D3263 from Essense of Australia Calla Blanche Style Lilia This gorgeous sparkly fit and flare gown features 3D Ivory lace, a romantic sweetheart neckline, removable off-the-shoulder floral staps, exposed boning, and a dramatic cascading train. Our sample in store is in all ivory. Style Calla Blanche Lilia Allure Style 9751 A Symmetrical lace appliques and beadwork adorn the clean lines of this form fitting, off-the-shoulder gown. Style Allure Style 9751 Stella York Style 7118 Hot off the runway and ready for the aisle, this wedding gown from Stella York is the best of both worlds. A sexy plunging V-neckline and open V-back with thin, beaded straps echo classic beauty—while gorgeous graphic lace appliques shower over the clean silhouette of soft crepe for texture and dimension. Deep sheer side panels with lace underlay draw closely into the waistline, and extend into a sheer lace back detail. Reaching over the waistline just slightly for a cleaner look in front, the laces continue over the hips and down the sides of the skirt creating godet-style panels The combination of crepe and lace is simply exquisite throughout this fit-and-flare silhouette, as the laces finish the look in the form of scalloped edging along the train. Classic fabric-covered buttons cascade from the base of the back throughout the hemline for a touch of traditional inspiration and chich, modern style. Style Stella York Style 7118 Visit our Fit and Flare Collection What is a Mermaid Wedding Dress? Mermaid is just another silhouette that features a flared skirt. Flaring out at or below the knees, this style has a prominent, full skirt. In search of an ultra-modern gown for your wedding day? We recommend Essense of Australia Style D3066, this gown from Essense of Australia was made to help show off your natural shine on your big day. A sultry silhouette smooths over the curves gracefully with a plunging V-neckline and whisper-thin straps, bedecked in gorgeous beading for a dazzling effect. The deep side cutouts mirror the neckline and open V-back, while a combination of glitter tulle and honeycomb tulle creates a mix of textural shine throughout the lacy silhouette. Organically placed laces along the hem create a uniquely scalloped train for the grand finale. Style Essense of Australia Style D3066 Pronovias Style Monroe This divine crepe and lace gown features a spectacular royal train, plunge back, sweetheart neckline and corset-style bodice made of handmade lace. Style Pronovias Style Monroe Visit our Mermaid Collection What is a Trumpet Wedding Dress? Trumpet wedding dresses are the third gown style that features a flared skirt. Flaring at the mid-thigh, the trumpet silhouette reflects the name perfectly by resembling a true trumpet shape. A gorgeous modern trumpet wedding dress that gives us all the feels is Pronovias Style Dione Floral appliques cluster about the sleeves, bust, and corset bodice of this trumpet gown, complementing the lace detailing and dotted piping on a skirt that eventually erupts in a trumpet of long tulle. Style Pronovias Style Dione Stella York Style 7266 Style 7266 from Stella York makes a statement at every angle! The perfect mix of dreamy romance and striking sexy details, this gown will go down in bridal fashion history. With V-neckline and plunging side cutouts, the seemingly simple straps continue over the back into a flourishing combination of sheer back panels, floral elements and multi-strap finishes that come together in total style harmony. Chantilly lace with horsehair trim adds lightness and dimension throughout the frothy skirt, while uniquely placed lace appliqués take this dress from classic to completely modern. Style Stella York Style 7266 Visit our Trumpet collection Mermaid, fit-and-flare, and trumpet silhouettes are a great option if you want to feel sexy on your wedding day, yet stay true to your own personal style. With a variety of laces, fabrics, and details, it’s a piece of cake! The main focal point of these gowns is the dramatic skirt and train, which make both your entrance and exit a show-stopping moment. Are you ready to shop fit-and-flare wedding dresses? We’d love to help! Find an Essense of Australia, Pronovias, Stella York, White one, Calla Blanche, L'amour and Allure at the Blu Ivory bridal shop in Toronto. For more amazing wedding dress inspo, follow us on Instagram where we post about the hottest new trends and our latest collections. Visit our full collection Book an appointment here >

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  • Blu Ivory Bridal Stores | Wedding Dresses Toronto

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  • Shipping & Returns | Blü Ivory

    Shipping & Returns ONLINE STORE POLICY ​ ​ SERVICE GUARANTEE - Our service to you has always been the number one priority. Any time you have a suggestion or review we will take it seriously into consideration. To contact us for suggestions and website design suggestions or product suggestions please contact us at info@bluivorybridal.com ​ ​ ​ SHIPPING POLICY - ​ Please allow 1 - 2 business days for processing. We will notify you by email when the product has been shipped with tracking number as well as a tracking link. ​ ​ ​ RETURN POLICY - Accessories/Veils ​ ​ If an item is special ordered, it will incur a 20% restocking fee if returned within our 14 day return policy. After 14 days, returns are not accepted. To know if an item is special ordered, it will mention it in the RETURN POLICY for the item. ​ All of our our other accessories will allow for 14 days for a full refund from the date of delivery. This will also be mentioned in the RETURN POLICY for the item. ​ Bridesmaids Samples ​ Our policy lasts 7 days for a full refund from the date of delivery. ​ Sample Sale Gowns/Ready to Wear Collection ​ ​ Sample Sale Gowns and Ready to Wear gowns can be returned for a full refund as long as they are returned within 2 days from the date of delivery. The cost of dress and taxes will be refunded, but shipping costs are non refundable. ​ Return shipping is not covered. ​ To be eligible for a refund, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging with tags and labels intact. For any further inquires about returns or exchanges please contact us by chat or by email at info@bluivorybridal.com . ​ ​ ​How to request a Refund (if applicable) ​ To complete your return, we require a receipt or proof of purchase. Please do not send your purchase back until you receive an RA# (Return Authorization Number) Once your return is received and inspected, we will send you an email to notify you that we have received your returned item. We will also notify you of the approval or rejection of your refund. If you are approved, then your refund will be processed, and a credit will automatically be applied to your credit card or original method of payment, within a certain amount of days. Late or missing refunds (if applicable) If you haven’t received a refund yet, first check your bank account again. Then contact your credit card company, it may take some time before your refund is officially posted. Next contact your bank. There is often some processing time before a refund is posted. If you’ve done all of this and you still have not received your refund yet, please contact us at info@bluivorybridal.com . ​ ​ Shipping your product back (if applicable) ​ To return your product, you should mail your product to: 1282 St.Clair Avenue West Toronto, Ontario M6E1C1 Canada You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary. If you are shipping an item over $75, you should consider using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item. ​ ​ Exchanges (if applicable) ​ Exchanges (if applicable) We only replace items if they are defective or damaged. If you need to exchange it for the same item, send us an email at info@bluivorybridal.com and send your item to: 1282 St.Clair Avenue West Toronto Ontario M6EW 1C1 ​ ​ Gifts (if applicable) ​ Gifts If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you. If the item wasn’t marked as a gift when purchased, or the gift giver had the order shipped to themselves to give to you later, we will send a refund to the gift giver and he will find out about your return. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ PAYMENT METHOD - We accept Visa, MasterCard, Paypal as payment methods. We do not store or keep track of any payment method in our system.

  • Lookbook | Plus Size Wedding Dresses Toronto | Blu Ivory Bridal

    Wedding Dresses Blu Ivory offers an ever-changing collection of the latest wedding dresses. Shop here to find a great selection of timeless staples, soft classics, and trendy must-haves. View All Dresses View by Silhouettes Designer: Rebecca Ingram Dress: Hattie Designer: Rebecca Ingram Dress: Hattie Mermaid This sexy silhouette gives an enhanced hourglass shape with its tightly fitted bodice and bold flare at the knees. View Collection Ball Gown This Classic "princess-style" silhouette features a clinched bodice and a wide, full skirt to add extra definition to the natural waistline. View Collection Designer: Pronovias Dress: Phoencia Designer: White One Dress: Twin leaf Fit and Flare A fitted bodice that flows into a subtle flare below the hips for a striking silhouette. View Collection Sheath This relaxed silhouette lightly skims over the curves and falls to the floor in line with the hips. View Collection Designer: L'amour Dress: 20219 A-line The most universal silhouette, A-line skirts extend from the waist and flare slightly over the hips to flatter every figure. View Collection

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