Monday, November 22, 2010

Something Blue: Renovation Update!

Check out what we've been doing with our beautifully blue new location!

"A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams."-Unknown

We have been hard at work renovating the shop for the past three months. Our first order of business was tearing up the carpeting and taking off several layers of wallpaper. It was a huge mess but needless to say there was a lot to be done. Thank God I’m married to a handy man, my husband had been doing most of the labor himself. This is one of the many trips with intern Lindsay to The Home Depot: "My home away from home."

After much deal hunting, antique shopping, and browsing garage sales... or should I say driving by peoples houses and finding things I like in their garage, we found some great stuff to use at the shop!


Please join us on December 3rd, 6:30-9:30 for our grand re-open house!
See our renovations in person and enjoy some light refreshments and
entertainment! We hope to see you there!

A Bride's Design, 37375 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH 44011

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Grand Re-Opening December 3rd!

We are in the home stretch and preparing for our grand re-opening Friday, December 3rd! Join us during Avon's candlelight walk from 6:30-9:30. Come check out our fabulous new location and enjoy some light refreshments and entertainment! We hope to see you there!

A Bride's Design
37375 Detroit Rd.
Avon, OH 44011

Thursday, November 11, 2010

5 Great Gifts For Bridesmaids!

"A happy bridesmaid makes a happy bride!" -Tennyson

With all that wedding planning, sometimes the smaller things get put on the back burner. But let’s not forget the details! Here are some great ways to show your thanks to the special ladies who are committed to making your day special!

1. Clutches

-Accessories for the special day have long been given as gifts to bridesmaids. But try mixing it up a little with fun patterns… and fill the bag with essentials for the big day. I’m thinking bridesmaids survival kit. Filling the cute clutch with travel size hairspray, stain remover, lint brush, bobby pins, mints, or a purse-sized flask if you’re feeling whimsical… makes your gift both practical, and coveted.

-Many sellers such as artisans on etsy now offer bridesmaid packages to make shopping even easier.

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2-3. Fast Flats and Purse Hangers

-These gifts are practical, fun, and something your bridesmaids can continue to use long after the wedding! For those of you who don’t know, Fast flats are foldable, compact flats that fit in your purse when you need an alternative to your heels, for instance, when you’re dancing the night away at your wedding reception. Plus they’re super cute! Fast Flats are inexpensive, and come in flexible sizes (small, medium, large), so it’s easy to buy for your bridal party.

-Fast Flats are available at Target, Wal Mart, and your local drugstore. Check them out at

-Check out for variety packs of purse hangers that come in cute carrying cases.

4. A Special Day!

-Try thinking outside the box… literally… and gift your ladies to an event! Gift certificates for spa treatments, or movies are a great idea. Or, why not treat your bridal party to a day of wine-tasting together? Gifting your bridesmaids with a special day of pampering is a great way to de-stress before or after the big day.

- lists both small, and more established wineries by state and region so its easy to plan your trip!

5. Magazine Subscriptions

-Magazine subscriptions remind your bridesmaids of your appreciation for a whole year! Choose a different magazine for each bridesmaid to further personalize your gift. offers rotating discounts on different magazine subscriptions. Check back often to see if your favorites are featured!