When we started the Finally The Bride series well over a year ago, we had no idea just how big our weekly wedding planning videos would get! At the time our Social Media Coordinator, Rachel Varina, was engaged and chatted with our fans every Sunday as she planned her wedding. After getting married, it quickly became clear that the Revelry community missed having a wedding to help plan and a bride to bounce ideas off of. So, we searched far and wide and found 5 new brides from around the country to share their journeys with our community!
One of our favorite parts about hosting this series? Is spoiling babes from around the country. And with it comes one of our favorite events around: The Try-On Party! Basically, it’s the chance to get your gals together, find your perfect wedding day looks, and bond before the big day festivities begin. So, we sent all of our brides their favorite bridal and bridesmaid styles and enjoyed the chance to celebrate their fierce friendships and love-filled adventures!
And our May 2020 bride, Dee, hosted a Try-On Party straight out of Pinterest. With the cutest Airbnb, the sweetest cookies (that looked EXACTLY like breakfast foods), and the chance to say “yes” to her wedding dress with all of her besties around, Dee proved yet again that we are head over heels in love with all things weddings. From her puppy engagement to her Rustic Glam wedding day, we’re so excited to be a part of her “I dos” and can’t wait to celebrate with her more as her day gets closer and closer!
“When I found out that I was chosen to be one of Revelry’s 'Finally The Brides,' I was speechless. My heart rate went up a little bit and I got super nervous. I didn’t expect to be chosen — I never get chosen for stuff like this! But this meant I have to actually talk to thousands of people about my wedding?! Hello, anxiety. After the initial freakout, I quickly got SUPER excited. I used to worry about what my content would be, but now when I do videos for all of my followers, I can’t wait to tell you more and more! I love being one of your Finally the Brides!” -Dee, Finally The Bride
“Before I even applied to Revelry, I had my heart set on using Revelry bridesmaids dresses! I remember looking at Rachel’s Try-On Party photos and being like, ‘What a fun extra party to add to the bridal festivities!’ I love planning parties!”
“From the moment I found out that I was going to be a Finally The Bride, I set out on Pinterest to start planning the Try-On Party of my dreams! Some of my bridesmaids (including myself) are nurses, so I had to really plan according to their schedules.”
“Luckily, since I planned so far out, I was able to pinpoint a date that was right for everyone! Make sure to consider that when you plan your party. Give everyone more than 2 weeks’ notice. It’s so much fun having everyone that you love together to celebrate the occasion!”
“I received my Sample Boxes a few days before my party, and I wanted to peek so SO bad, but I resisted. As I unpacked the bridal gowns, I was in AWE. They were all so beautiful in person. The details, the sparkles — breathtaking! There truly wasn’t one dress I put on that I didn’t love. It was such a HARD decision in the end.”
“Regardless of being a Finally The Bride, I will say that Revelry really treats its customers with the utmost love. Its Revelry IRL group on Facebook is such a unique thing. From showing real pictures, sharing vendors, connecting brides around the world, and answering every question imaginable, it’s a true wedding-loving community.”
“Plus, you can request personalized color and style combinations of what you’re envisioning and the team will send you real photos and feedback! I think this is such a great thing they do that other bridal and bridesmaids companies don’t offer. In short, they really care.”
“I also had the pleasure of working with a Revelry Stylist who showed me in real life exactly what my vision was! She helped me figure out the best tulle/chiffon mix for my color scheme. I was then obsessed with the examples she showed me, to say the least.”
“We are doing a complete mix and match between my girls. Our styles will include the Hazel, Elle, Mackenzie, Mila sequin skirt, Skylar tulle skirt, Penelope, and the Lily! While it was intimidating imagining mixing tulle, chiffon, and sequin, the entire Revelry team has helped me put together a look that is trendy-yet-timeless, girly-yet-sophisticated, and absolutely perfect for my Rustic Glam wedding!”
“A few girls were between dresses, so seeing them all in person really helped them decide. Being able to feel the fabric, see the fit, and bust a move or two helped them all chose their dresses!”
“Dee’s dress hit the mom-approved bell! Soft and feminine and just enough cover to please the moms! She couldn’t have looked more stunning.” -Mother of the Bride
“Choosing my dress was tricky. All of the dresses were breathtaking. Can I just change dresses every hour?!”
“I was also able to see the flower girl dress I chose against the Revelry colors, and it was exactly what my heart had envisioned! She also had so much fun joining in, and it was such a special way to share the experience with multi-ages, as well as my mother and future mother-in-law!”
Raden Bridal Gown: Whisper White
“We’re doing a mix of pink and gold colors for the perfect combination. We’re using Rose Gold sequins, Blushing Bride, Ballet Blush, Blush, and First Kiss!”
“The Try-On Party was an absolute BLAST. It was neat to see the bridal party try on all of the different pieces, and helping Dee try on wedding dresses was such a special moment. And you can’t forget the yummy snacks and mimosas!” -Jennie, Maid of Honor
Decklyn Bridal Gown: Whisper White
While we’re not going to give away the surprise, our 2020 Finally The Bride said “yes” to her perfect gown with her friends all around (YAY!). Be sure to follow Dee on social media and tune into our Instagram and Facebook stories each and every Sunday for updates from our five brides from around the country! Watch as they celebrate the milestones from “yes” to “I do,” and share your own journey with us by using the #FinallyTheBride hashtag! Because making special memories with your very best people is truly the most beautiful party about planning your big day.