National Bridal Sale Tips & Tricks

It’s that time of year again where All My Heart Bridal hosts their annual Dash For The Dress | Sample Sale!

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This one day only event is THE time to find your dream dress for up 80% off retail value! ^^ I mean come on. If that face doesn’t make you excited AF then we don’t know what will ^^

With gowns starting at $99 there is no reason brides shouldn’t take advantage of this amazing deal. Already have your dress? Don’t sweat it girl! Come shop our amazing accessories table full of belts, hair pieces, shoes, veils, jackets, and more to complete the look for the big day.

This event is by appointment only so click the link below to sign up now. Hurry! Spots are limited, and already starting to fill up!

Okay, now that we have your attention, here are our Top Four Tips for making the most out of our Sample Sale! Make sure you understand the rules, and get ready to say yes to the dress!

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Our Sample Sales are by appointment only. This allows you to work one-on-one with your stylist to find the right gown for your big day. Appointments are 60 minutes long, and will go by quickly so it is important to show up on time, take advantage of the full hour, and be prepared for things to move quickly. The goal with sample sales are to see as many brides as possible, so if you feel an hour isn’t long enough to make your decision we suggest booking our standard 90-minute bridal appointment on a different day!

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Here’s the secret about sample sales - dresses. go. quickly. There are no holds, and multiple brides are trying on the same gowns so if you love something, be ready to say yes! Sample sales are great for brides who know what they want, and are determined to get their gown for a steal. If you have not already gone shopping we do not suggest you attend the sample sale as there is not enough time to go over all the information you may need to make your decision. If you love something babe buy it! It may not be available later in the afternoon.

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Because of the faster paced nature of sample sales brides are only allowed to bring up to three guests to their appointment. Larger parties will not be accommodated this day only. It is extremely important you bring key decision makers with you to your appointment, like mom, sister, grandma, someone helping pay for your gown, or a person’s opinion you need before you buy. Remember, if you decide to wait the gown may not be available when you come back so be prepared!

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We cannot stress this one enough! It is important to have an idea if your mind of what you’re looking for in your gown before coming to a sample sale! While we will have special order gowns available, we will be moving a lot of sample gowns that are sold in as-is condition. Knowing what you’re looking for, and having already tried on gowns will prepare you to make the best decision at your appointment. While keeping an open mind is great, it will help utilize time better if you can relay what you’re looking for to your stylist.

Want more information? Here is what you can expect at this year’s

Dash for the Dress | Sample Sale at All My Heart Bridal!

Sample Gowns - These gowns are sold in as in condition, and marked up to 80% off retail value. Sample gowns are purchased off-the-rack, and taken with you that day. Full amount due at purchase. No holds and all sales final. Alterations not included.

Special Orders - Brides who purchase special order gowns will receive 10% off their order Saturday only. These gowns take 6-8 months to arrive, and can be ordered in a different color and size than sample tried on. Alterations not included. 

MUST SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT - Appointments will be one hour long. Need more time? We suggest scheduling an appointment for a different day to take advantage of our hour and a half bridal appointments.

ONLY THREE GUESTS ALLOWED PER BRIDE - Due to the fast paced nature of a sample sale brides are allowed to bring up to three guests with them to their appointment. We suggest bringing key decision makers with you.

HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT YOU WANT - We do not recommend sample sales for brides who have never tried on gowns as there is not enough time to go through all the silhouettes and styles. Sample sales are great for brides who know what they're looking for, and are ready to find their gown and save some money! 

HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? Don't hesitate to call us at 816-600-0651 or send an email to hello@allmyheartbridal.com. Spots will fill up fast so schedule yours today!

Our Favorite Things - Rustic Venues

Being in the midwest comes with three truths: 1. Lace will always be a thing 2. Outdoor ceremonies will always be slightly sketch in the spring, and 3. Rustic venues will never go out of style.

Whether you’re going for the rustic chic, vintage rustic, burlap and lace, and a combo of all three, rustic venues will be popular forever, and in KC alone there are TONS of options to choose from!

In this blog post we highlight our favorite rustic venues, and even showcase some real AMH brides on their big day at these beautiful spaces. Still looking for the perfect rustic venue? Look no further! Enjoy!

1890 Event Space

Eighteen Ninety was originally built in 1872 by the Cockrill family. Upon this high hill, the owners could look down upon the trains heading into Tracy, Missouri. In 1890, it is believed from records available, the house was added onto and changed to resemble more of what you see today. With a minimal amount of owners, the house was kept in remarkable condition. Two owners who left their mark on the property are C.O. Moore (circa 1914 to 1924) and Dr. James McCrae (1958 to 2014).

Mr. Moore’s handiwork was found during partial renovation of the house above the fireplace behind the paneling. A graffiti rending of a man smoking a pipe was found, with the initials COM next to it. Dr. McCrae’s influence is found on the property as a whole. A veterinarian by trade, Dr. McCrae made many improvements to the grounds and updating of the house during his ownership. Thru his efforts, the house was modernized, and preserved.

1890 offers serene views and distinctive spaces worthy of your vows. The rolling hills and grounds provide an unforgettable backdrop for your wedding. Eighteen Ninety's two unique spaces offer everything needed to host an intimate wedding of 5 guests or a larger celebration for 300 people.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/1890kc/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/1890kc/

Lone Summit Ranch

The Ranch was established in the early 1900’s and sets on 128 acres of gorgeous farmland.  On the property there are many historic buildings and barns located just east of Lee’s Summit off of 50 Highway. Our goal is to provide a beautiful country setting for our clients, while entertaining their family and guests with a host of unique amenities such as indoor and outdoor wedding sites, beautiful patio, large reception hall, delicious catering, liquor packages, private parking, all day access and engagement photo opportunities. If you are seeking a unique outdoor setting for your event, then look no further than Lone Summit Ranch. We have a setting like no other in the Kansas City Area.  

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/LoneSummitRanch/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/lonesummitranchevents/

Berry Acres

Berry Acres is a full-service venue, situated on a serene 20 acres and is a convenient drive just east of Kansas City. Across the road and up the hill is The Hilltop at Berry Acres, a second, quaint full-service venue positioned on a separate 20 acres. Berry Acres seats up to 450 guests while The Hilltop seats up to 110.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/berryacresweddings/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/berryacres/

The Home Place at Valley View

The Home Place at Valley View is located just outside of Orrick, Missouri, overlooking the Missouri river bottoms. Surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes, it is the ideal mix of rustic beauty and elegant accommodations. The newly restored barn sits back behind the historical renovated Endsley family home place built in 1857. The barn and home along with several historical barns, crop ground and rolling hills sits on approximately 500 acres. The picturesque property has lots of room to make the wedding of your dreams.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HomePlaceAtValleyView/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/thehomeplaceatvalleyview/

Plus Size Bridal Store Directory

Hey girl! Are you a curvy bride looking for a wedding dress? Well you came to the right place…

First and foremost, welcome! We are All My Heart Bridal, Kansas City’s premier bridal boutique for curvy brides. Today we want to take a minute, and educate you about who we are, why being an #amhbride is the BEST decision ever, and give you some insight about what it means to be a curvy girl in the bridal world.

Interested in visiting our store? Click the link below, and read on curvy girl. Read on!

Who is All My Heart Bridal?

Fantastic question! And one we simply love to answer. All My Heart Bridal is Kansas City’s premier bridal boutique to specifically cater to curvy brides. We carry the largest selection of plus size wedding dresses in the midwest, with samples ranging from size 14 - 32. Our philosophy is that of empowering and educating brides to feel beautiful, and confident, in who they are, and to help you find the dress of your dreams. Your curves don’t restrict you from wearing certain colors, or silhouettes, and we embrace the idea that you can rock ANY style REGARDLESS of of your size!

What is considered “curvy,” and what makes your boutique different from others?

Curves come in all shapes and sizes, and are not designated to one specific size over the other. At All My Heart Bridal we embrace the philosophy that numbers don’t mean a thing, and shopping can already be an intimidating experience, so why not visit a store that caters specifically to you? The hardest part? Most brides don’t realize they can fall into the “plus size” category for bridal gowns. I mean lets be honest, bridal sizing is the dumbest thing in the world, and girls automatically go up 1-3 sizes. So if you’re a street size 10/12, you may fit into a bridal size 14/16. So, why visit a traditional bridal boutique where most sample sizes are 4’s, 8’s, and 12’s, where most items may be too small, and your selection is extremely limited? Instead, you can come to us, fit into every gown in the store, and not feel discouraged or upset about the way you are, cause girl, you beautiful!

I want to visit, but I live out of town. Can you help me?

Hell. Yes. We can help you! All My Heart Bridal offers Out of Town Packages specifically to make the trip easier! Whether you’re wanting to bring just a couple of ladies, or the whole family, we offer accommodations, appointments, and gift certificates to make the trip memorable. For more information visit our Out of Town Brides page by clicking here!

What if I can’t make the trip? What other stores are out there??

While we would love to help you find the dress of your dreams, we understand not everyone can join our family, but you deserve an amazing experience. Here is a list of other plus size bridal boutiques around the country who are ready to help you! Check them out. Let them know we sent you their way, and celebrate girl! You’re getting married!!

PLUS SIZE BRIDAL STORE DIRECTORY

ARIZONA

Strut Bridal - https://www.strutbridalsalon.com/

CALIFORNIA

Della Curva - https://dellacurva.com/
Sparkle Bridal Couture - https://sparklebridalcouture.com/
Strut Bridal - https://www.strutbridalsalon.com/

GEORGIA

Ivory Bridal - http://www.shopivorybridal.com/

ILLINOIS

Haute & Co. - https://www.hauteandco.com/

MICHIGAN

Bombshell Bridal - https://www.bombshellbridal.boutique/

MINNESOTA

Luxe Bridal - www.luxemn.com

NEW YORK

Ivory & Main - https://www.ivorymain.com/

NORTH CAROLINA

Haute & Co. - https://www.hauteandco.com/

OHIO

Love Curvy Bridal - http://www.lovecurvybridal.com/index.html

TEXAS

Olivia’s Bridal - https://www.oliviasbridalhouse.com/

VERMONT

Christine’s Bridal - https://www.christinesbridal.com/

PLUS SIZE BRIDAL BOUTIQUE DIRECTORY FROM ALL MY HEART BRIDAL