Here at Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo, we absolutely love connecting with brides and sharing memorable moments with you in pursuit of that perfect dress – the one. We want to meet you and share why the AE Bridal experience is unlike any other. 

What is a sip and see?

A sip and See at Always Elegant Bridal and Tuxedo is an open house – it’s a special evening designated for our future brides (and your friends)! Stop by anytime throughout the evening to grab a glass of bubbly & a treat while you browse our gorgeous collections of gowns & accessories! We are excited to hear all about your love story and your wedding plans, and we’ll share all the details about the AE Bridal experience with you. 

What if I’m nervous about stepping into a bridal boutique?

We understand that planning a wedding comes with a rollercoaster of emotions! Many of the reviews we receive from our past brides are about the environment we create and how that makes you feel. We make sure you are welcomed, comfortable, and celebrated every step of the way. 

We love to embrace the diversity of our brides’ backgrounds, identities, body types, and wedding styles. We are here to lift you up, and fully be part of your team to help you find the dress that makes you say, “This is so me!”

Our stylists are so enthusiastic and empathetic, because we cherish the opportunity to share in your journey to finding the right dress. We often share happy tears with our brides and bridal parties when we first see you wearing the one. Our brides dazzle us every time, and we know you will too!

When we say AEB family, we really do consider our community of brides as family; because we get to share a moment with you that you will treasure forever. 

What If I am not an #AEBridalBabe yet?

This event is for you! We know that selecting a business to trust with your wedding dress is an important decision. We would love for every future bride to visit us during our Sip and See. This gives you a chance to browse our selection and before you take the leap to book that appointment for a full bridal styling appointment and purchase a gown. 

We recommend waiting to book your appointment until you are ready and prepared to make a purchase – so the Sip and See is the perfect opportunity to see our store, meet our styling team, and ask any questions you may have before booking. 

If you are a past or current bride with AEB, we would love to see you as well! We encourage you to bring your newly engaged friend or family member and show them why you said yes with us! Let’s share the love.

Why do you suggest I hold off on an appointment if I’m not ready to purchase?

This is a common question we get from future brides, and we understand that of all the times you will buy a dress in your life, this is the time to be choosy! This is why we provide a selection of gowns from a variety of designers, styles, fits, and price ranges. 

 There are a few reasons we encourage you to shop only when you are ready to find “the one”, and our north star is centered around giving you the best experience possible. 

Many brides don’t realize that over time, prices may be inflated by dress designers, and gowns currently in stock may be discontinued or sold in sample sales. If you visit the shop without the intention to find a gown, it may not be possible to order your dream dress if you wait until weeks or months later. Made-to-order gowns can take 4-6 months to create, and we do experience shipping delays.

We also have discovered through nearly 20 years of experience that – even though “pre-shopping try-on appointments” sound super fun and glamorous – they can actually be really exhausting. This is the opposite of what we want for our brides!

When you find the one, stop looking! When you find a marriage partner who you know is the one, most likely you said “yes” right away when they proposed. This is a beautiful metaphor for that moment when you find the right dress!

We often hear from burnt-out brides who have tried on dozens of dresses, only to end up feeling more confused and overwhelmed. Our brides who return for a second styling appointment usually end up saying yes to the dress she fell in love with originally.

We always say, “You will never get this one moment back. You only have one “first time” getting into your gown – if you try on without your loved ones or are not ready to place a purchase, you might leave feeling disappointed. We want you to step out feeling exhilarated, and carrying a memory you will take with you for the rest of your life. We want to be sure that when you come in to shop with us, you can fully embrace that precious moment!

We can’t wait to see you at our next Sip and See on Thursday, May 26 from 5-7pm! To RSVP, please contact us so we can prepare to host all of our lovely brides. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give Chico AEB a call or send us an email. We are thrilled and honored to meet new brides, and reconnect with past brides.

-XOXO, The AEB Styling Team