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Everything You Need To Know About Trunk Shows

 

Ok ladies, we are sure you've heard us chatting about Trunk Shows and kind of, sort of, wondered, "But, what exactly is a Trunk Show?” Don't worry, we've got all your Trunk Show FAQs answered below!

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What is a Trunk Show?

A Trunk Show is when a designer sends us their entire latest collection! We carry only select pieces from each designer's collection in the TMB Dress Loft, so a Trunk Show allows us to show all our TMB babes the full collection from the season!

Do all designers offer Trunk Shows?

Not all designers offer Trunk Shows and/or sometimes we aren't able to receive a trunk show from every designer; however, the majority of the designers in the TMB Dress Loft do! If we cannot offer a trunk show from one of our designers we will do a Spotlight weekend promoting and specializing in a particular designer. 

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How long are Trunk Shows?

Typically, Trunk Shows run for one weekend starting Thursday through to Sunday. In some special cases, we are able to extend the trunk show to two full weekends. 

When are Trunk Shows, typically?

Our Trunk Show season is twice a year; September - November and then again in January -March. This allows us to bring in the latest season's collections for our TMB babes. Having said that, we do have some exciting trunk shows scheduled in July and August! 

Is a Trunk Show a sale?
Not necessarily, although some designers do offer incentives such as 10% off dresses purchased during the Trunk Show. The purpose of the Trunk Show is to display all the dresses from a designer’s most recent collection, which differs from a Sample Sale when dresses are on sale.

How do I know when my favourite designer is having a Trunk Show at TMB and how can I book an appointment? 

We will be releasing the schedule for all our upcoming Trunk Shows and Spotlights for the remainder of 2019 and beginning of 2020 on June 7! You can book an appointment by calling TMB or by booking online.

How can I be the first to know about Trunk Shows at TMB?
Subscribe to our newsletter below for early access to the 2019-2020 Trunk Show calendar! Appointments fill up quickly so be sure to subscribe and book your appointment early!

Have more questions? Reach out to us at info@tmodernbride.com.

 

Subscribe to the TMB Newsletter

 
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Hey babes!

We have a lot of new and exciting things happening at TMB and we want to make sure you are the first to know about all the details and developments!

Subscribe to the TMB Newsletter and never miss out on the latest from TMB. Whether you’re already a TMB babe or a future TMB bridal babe, we have something for you! Here is a sneak peek at what you can expect to see when you join:

  • Access to our latest content and events; entrepreneur panels, wedding planning workshops, fashion shows

  • Exclusive deals on dresses and accessories, available to TMB Newsletter subscribers only

  • Updates on your favourite designers and new designers arriving in the TMB Dress Loft

Subscribe below to stay in the loop!

 

#TMBTeam: Taylor Goulard, Creative Strategist & Social Media Manager

 

Our team at The Modern Bride has grown and we couldn’t be more excited! This is the perfect opportunity to introduce you to all the beautiful babes who make The Modern Bride so successful! Each week we will share some fun facts to highlight one of our #TMBTeam members. Today, we are introducing you to our belly-laugh-inducing Creative Strategist & Social Media Manger, Taylor!


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You’ve been a vital part of the TMB Team for almost a year now, so what would you say is your favourite part of working here?

I absolutely love working at The Modern Bride. The women I get to be around every day are so empowering and so hilarious - I don't go a day without at least one belly laugh. I also love when I become friends with the brides who come into the boutique, it's so nice to click with different people.  Summer!


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If you got married today what season would you get married in and what TMB dress would you wear?

Definitely getting married in the summer and I would definitely rock Colette by Alexandra Grecco with a cute detachable tulle skirt!

What are your current favourite bridal trends?

3D appliques, bell sleeves and frills! 

If you had to choose, what side settle on in the great bridal debate: veil or no veil?

Taylor was the main mastermind behind our 2018 Lookbook!

Taylor was the main mastermind behind our 2018 Lookbook!

Definitely on the fence about this! I do love a veil but it would have to be the perfect fit with the dress; I’d personally love a long cascading cathedral length. 

When your attending a wedding, what is your absolute favourite part of the entire special day?

Hands down the first look with the dad or the groom.. or wait, maybe the excitement on the bride and groom's face once they walk down the aisle after saying, "I do"!

Ok Taylor, name three things our TMB blog readers might not know about you…

1. I am the ultimate crazy dog lady. I could be in the middle of a conversation and see a dog and completely forget about what I was talking about. They are just so cute and fluffy and beat humans 2-1. 

2. My favourite music genre is 100% rock. Give me anything with a sweet electric guitar and the kind of drums you can feel in your belly and I'm sold.  

3. My ideal date night would be watching a live band on a patio with a cold cider (Revel Cider, preferably).

 

Swept Away: Everything You Need to Know!

 
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Love is in the air; it’s time to get Swept Away!

If you follow us on Instagram, chances are you have definitely heard us gushing about our upcoming event Swept Away! Our modern day of elopements and vow renewals is quickly approaching, so here is the 4-1-1 on the everything you need to know about Swept Away!

What exactly is Swept Away?

Swept Away is collaborative modern-day elopement featuring Confetti & Co., The Modern Bride, Jessica Imrie Photography, Blooms & Flora, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, and Coccola designed for contemporary couples who long for a detail-oriented wedding day without the fuss (or price tag) of a "traditional" affair. It is your no-stress wedding day!

When and where is Swept Away taking place?

Our next Swept Away is on May 10, 2019 and your gorgeous venue for the day is The Modern Bride location in the Petrie Building in downtown Guelph.

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What is included in the elopement/vow renewal package?

Your wedding package for the day includes the following:

  • Venue for ceremony, photos and reception

  • Professional Officiant

  • 45-60 minutes of photography with Jessica Imrie Photography

  • Wedding dress of your choice provided by The Modern Bride

  • Ceremony, bouquet and boutonniere designed by Blooms + Flora

  • Hair and Makeup for the bride by Coccola

  • Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and mini desserts for up to twenty guests

  • Never Forget Photo Booth 

  • A team of wedding professionals to walk you through every special moment of the day

You can also further customize your day with any number of our à la carte add ons below:

  • 30 minute engagement photo session

  • Customized invitation suite or signage designed by LoveWords Stationery & Signage

  • Acoustic Ceremony music performed by Justin Beauchamp

  • Wedding Band Consultation with ATTIC

  • Monogrammed Ring Box

  • Custom wedding cake designed by Kelly's Bake Shoppe

  • On Site Hair and Makeup for bridal party  

  • Accessory florals such as floral crowns, corsages or hair pieces 

How does the whole Swept Away process work?

  • Choose your ceremony time

  • Determine any additional A La Carte items you might need

  • Chat with Kendra, Confetti & Co. wedding planner, to go over your specific details

  • Visit The Modern Bride to find your dream dress

  • Arrive for hair and makeup day-of

  • Enjoy your ceremony and photos in the loft space (about 1hr)

  • Sip champagne and cocktails and savour passed hor's d'oeuvres in the Front Room  (about 1hr)

  • Depart and enjoy your first day as newly-weds

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 What is the cost of Swept Away?

The package, without any add-ons, is $4,000.00. You pay 50% now and 50% a month before the event!

 

Can I wear my own wedding dress or do I have to wear a TMB dress? 

Absolutely you can wear your own dress! If you have already found a gown you would love to wear, we definitely encourage you to wear it! 

Can I come see the venue before I book?

Yes! We encourage any interested couples to come visit the TMB and discuss any questions you have with us or Kendra of Confetti & Co. Call us at 519-822-0909 to book an appointment to come see the space!