Where are all my plus-sized ladies at, I have the bridal store for you! I took time to hang out with Brooke, assistant manger of Strut Bridal, and get the low down on this company celebrates women of all sizes.
Strut bridal is the only plus-size retailer in the state of ArizonaThey have been in business for 10 years, it’s actually their 10 year anniversary.
What does the client experience look like?
As soon as you get engaged that’s when you should definitely come and see us, meet with us, give us a phone call look on Instagram cause that’s where it all starts. We then set up your appointment, a bridal appointment which is about two hours for our store. We really want you to feel at home and relaxed and not rushed and we think that’s just the best way to go about it.
We honestly create an environment where they feel like they could touch feel and love and just be apart of their special day in the way that they want it to be.
Clients love that we..
That you feel at home, the relaxation, putting your mind at ease.
I personally think that Strut Bridal has the largest selection of plus size gowns in the valley. While there are so many other beautiful other bridal boutiques out here in the valley our clientele base is just catered to the girls who have a larger bust or the hips don’t lie. Sometimes you want to feel like you have more options than less. I feel like everyone should come here because you have so many options.
I like to be really open-minded and creative with them, so if a bride says she wants to add a train to her dress then I will pin it if she wants to see what crochet looks like on the back of her dress, I will pin it. I’m very hands-on and I get to be with them in alterations and it a fun experience.
Do you have any tips & tricks for your clients?
So a tip and trick that I have are when looking for a wedding dress just kind of acknowledge what kind of color you are trying to look for. A lot of girls are wanting “white” and “white” is the norm of what a classic bride wants, but Ivory is the new white actually. When you’re looking for wedding dresses just look at the color difference, you will see that the ivory has more of a yellow hue to it and the white actually has a blue hue to it.
Most brides go on google, yelp, Pinterest and they go look up dresses and find a gorgeous lace dress and they find it for $200, in reality these dresses that are in should detail and everything are closer to $1500, $2000 dollars. The regular prices for $500 dollars are going to be down in this section where they are a lot more simple and not as elaborate. The dresses you find online are sometimes not even in style anymore.