The Gown and Beyond
By Love and Lace Bridal
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Wedding dress shopping is such an essential part of a bride’s story! We want to explore, explain and celebrate the bridal process and also give you a glimpse of everything that happens behind the scenes! We will talk candidly about today’s bride and how she searches for a dress, and all things related to that journey! You will also be privy to the way the process happens on the other end – from the salon’s point of view: dealing with the brides and their families, the crazy bridezillas we put up with as well as the sweet ones that make us cry!
||CleanWedding Dress Shapes (EP.16)||Marissa is back this week with Ramona to discuss the more technical side to picking out a wedding dress by discussing all of the different shapes, cuts, and necklines that are available for brides. Knowing the right shape and necklines can help you pic||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom the Bride’s View (EP.15)||Love and Lace designer Ashley, whose wedding is coming up soon, sits down with Ramona to discuss her transition into the bridal industry, the concerns she helps current brides with, and how her own bridal shopping/wedding planning experience has gone.||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy We Do This (EP.14)||Ramona and Marissa take listeners on a deep dive into their journey to working in the bridal gown industry and their motivation to do this. It’s more than just earning a living, it’s unleashing their creative juices and doing what they can to make||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShopping Survey (EP.13)||We reveal the results of a survey of our shoppers focused on their top priorities when it comes to finding that perfect wedding dress. What is more important factor, what influences your decision when buying a dress, and more.||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanExpectations vs. Reality…TV (EP.12)||Too many brides are watching a certain reality TV show and altering their expectations for what the bridal shopping experience should be. This week, Ramona and Marissa go through some of the fallacies that have been created by the show, what a bride sh||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOver Shopping (EP.11)||We get it, there's a good chance you won't find the perfect wedding dress in the first place you look. However, some brides are taking this to another extreme and are over shopping for their gown, with one bride we know visiting as more than 25 stores.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of Alterations (EP.10)||You’ve picked out the perfect dress, but it’s not quite perfect. That’s right. All wedding gowns need some form of alterations. Ramona and Marissa talk about the importance of alterations, why you should only trust a professional seamstress or||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOpinions (EP.09)||Why are brides so dependent on the opinion of their friends when it comes to shopping for the wedding dress. Our friends aren’t there to pick out caterers, cakes, music, and those are the things they actually interact with at the wedding. So why do||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Scenes (EP.08)||Ramona and Marissa share some of the horror stories from brides whose quest for the perfect gown did not go as planned. If you can learn from these woman who, you can be sure to have a much better experience from day one and show up to the altar feelin||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMomzillas (EP.07)||Why does it seem like so many moms create extra drama when it comes to wedding planning and gown shopping. This week, Marissa and Ramona discuss why Momzillas, exist and how you as the bride can manage that relationship to avoid blow ups and fights.||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBe Careful With Pictures (EP.06)||There's a reason why so many bridal stores forbid brides-to-be from taking pictures during their appointments. While Love and Lace Bridal doesn't prohibit the use of pictures, Marissa and I do want to share with you why those pictures you are taking du||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTo Start and Stop Shopping for the Wedding Dress (EP.05)||An obvious question for brides is to find when they have to start shopping for their wedding dress in the planning process. But importantly, Ramona and Marissa also share their years of wisdom on knowing when to stop shopping for a dress so that you ca||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemaining Positive (EP.04)||It can be so hard to remain body positive while shopping for your wedding dress, we go over advice and tips to make sure that you remain confident so that you can find the right gown for that special day. Marissa and one of our customers joins us this w||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTimelines (EP.03)||How long does it take for your gown to be produced? How far in advance should you start searching for the perfect wedding dress? Ramona and Marissa share what goes into creating your beautiful gown and why those expectations need to be realistic. Learn||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Entourage (EP.02)||How many people do you bring with you? Who do you include in that group? And how do you ensure that with all of those people assisting you that the process remain about you? Ramona Southard and Marissa Morey tackle this important part of the wedding||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWelcome to The Gown and Beyond (EP.01)||Welcome to The Gown and Beyond, the podcast that explores one of the most important parts of the bridal story, finding the perfect wedding dress. This week, your host Ramona Southard, owner of Love and Lace Bridal in Southern California is joined by st||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Very informative and I cannot wait to hear the next episode!
Owner-Bella Bleu Bridal
Insightful, helpful, and fun!
Even though I’m married and not in the market for a wedding dress does not mean this podcast isn’t interesting and fun to listen to. I love the inside scoop Ramona and her co-hosts provide!