Sunday, May 30, 2010

Factory Direct = Just Say No!

A Public Service Announcement

We have come across many sites that offer Bonny gowns, but they are not our gowns! There are factory direct sellers who steal our pictures and post them to their website. The consumer (you) come across these sites and think, "WOW! Here is my dress at a cheap price!" Well, please remember the old saying, "If it's too good to be true, it usually is." We do not support buying from these sites. We get emails on a daily basis from brides and moms who were duped - thinking they were getting an actual Bonny gown, but in fact, got a cheap copy. We have been compiling a list of these sites (and many thanks to our "fans" who send us these links - because we can not catch them all!). 

As a consumer, you have the right to purchase any dress you want - from whoever you want. As a manufacturer, who has been outfitting brides for over 25 years, we only sell to full service retail stores. To level the playing field, we felt we needed to warn you before you buy direct. Many of these factories will tell you if you are not happy with the dress you can send it back....but check the fine print! Many of them will charge a hefty restocking fee, will not credit shipping and import fees and you must pay to ship the item back to China! Once you factor in all these costs - it's about what you paid for the item to begin with! That is what these companies hope for. 

We just want to educate the consumer. These sites look like they are selling our dresses, direct from us, but it isn't the case! We list all of our authorized stores on our website, Also, if you are looking for a dress that has been retired from our collection - email us! We will contact our network of stores, trying to find a discontinued dress for you! 

This has become such a huge issue for all manufacturers! We can only try to educate you...because during this time of planning (and stress!) the last thing you need to worry about is that your dress isn't the one you dreamed of! 

Thank you for hearing us out on this issue! We love our brides and we want you to have a positive experience with our dresses! 

For more information you can do some research here:

Real Brides - Pauline

This just goes to show you - rain or shine - your wedding day can still be beautiful! We love this pictures with umbrellas! Thank you for sharing Pauline - and congrats to you and your new hubby!

Pauline said: 

"Thanks again for my wedding dress I loved it so much and so did My husband he was crying while I walked down the aisle" 

Friday, May 28, 2010

This one is for you, Mom!

At Bonny, we are not just about wedding gowns! We actually have several different divisions that include Social Occasion Wear (bridesmaids, moms and more), Prom and Pageant wear. Moms have it tough out there! If you are looking for a gown in a specific color - shopping at a major department store just won't do. If you are looking for a special size and color - that is tough! Many bridal salons carry Mother of the Bride/Groom dresses, but these dresses are usually sold off the rack - leaving some moms to look through a catalog and pick a dress! At Bonny, we have a program - not only for Bridal - but for any of our lines called "Borrow A Bonny". If we have the dress you are looking for in stock, and your local retailer doesn't, for a small fee (to cover shipping and handling) we will send the dress to the store for you to see. Below, we are highlighting some of our favorite Social Occasion Wear dresses for moms! All of our dresses in the Social Occasion Wear division are affordable, come in sizes 2 - 32* and we offer many color choices! 

Style 7029 is available in the following colors: Olive, Chocolate, Black, White, Ivory, Midnight, Purple/Green, Green/Purple, Lilac, Amber, Plum, Wine, Silver, Seafoam, Red, Holly Berry, Hot Pink, Aqua, Sapphire, Lavender/Pink, Orange.

Style 7931 is available in the following colors: White, Ivory, Blush, Coral, Yellow, Celadon, Palomino, Cloudy, Chocolate, Sky, Sky, Cornflower, Royal, Midnight, Pink, Lilac, Orchid, Aubergine, Black, Claret and Platinum.

Style 7927 is available in the following colors: Pink, Bubble Gum, Fuchsia, Claret, Wine, Watermelon, Tangerine, Yellow, Celadon, Apple, Cornflower, Aqua, Copper, Grape, Black, Praline, White and Ivory.

*Plus sizes may be an additional charge

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Black and White Affair

Wedding gowns accented in color are very popular...the bridal gown ties your color scheme together! Bonny has several dresses, in all our different divisions, that incorporate color! One popular color for weddings is black and white. Black is very dramatic and pairs well with so many other colors. We love color on gowns - what about you?

Most Bonny gowns that come in color - come in a variety of colors! 
Check with your local authorized retailer about all the different color combinations available!

Photo Shoot - Fall 2010

In January, we did the photoshoot for the new Fall 2010 line (that just came out in March!). Previously we had done all of our shoots in Canada - but it was such a long way to travel. We decided to try something new with the Fall line and we made a studio - which was no small task!! We flew in a crew from New York to take the photos and had a great time! Here are some behind the scene pics!

Style 8007

Catherine made this bouquet with a pretty purple brooch!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Unforgettable - That's What You Are!

One of our top selling lines is our Unforgettable Collection. We have paid special attention to brides who have curves! Whenever I talk about this line, the famous song, "Unforgettable" (originally, by the great Nat King Cole and then redone with his daughter as a duet Natalie Cole), always comes to mind. The lyrics are so perfect for a wedding day! The song is so perfect for this collection of dresses, because size doesn't matter...what matters is that you will be unforgettable to your groom when he see's you for the first time, walking down the aisle to become his wife! Here is one of our top selling dresses in the collection - style 1010. 

I love the thought of adding drop earrings to strapless dresses - especially if you are doing a pretty up-do! The little bit of sparkle will tie into beaded accent on the dress!

Unforgettable, that's what you are
Unforgettable,though near or far
Like a song of love that clings to me
How the thought of you does things to me
Never before has someone been more

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay
That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

Unforgettable in every way
And forever more, that's how you'll stay
That's why, darling, it's incredible
That someone so unforgettable
Thinks that I am unforgettable too

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Have you heard that a trend in bridal fashion for 2010 is flowers? Not the ones you will carry in your bouquet, but flowers that are on the dresses! The Essence Collection for Fall 2010 has a gorgeous gown with 3-dimensional flowers that cascade along the skirt and semi-Cathedral train. Style 8007 is made from Organza and comes in White and Ivory. The suggested retail price is $985.00

The strapless gown has a petal band along the neckline embellished with rhinestones, to add a little sparkle!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

We love hearing from our customers!

We just received this comment from a Mother-of-the-Groom...made our day! Congratulations Jaunita! We bet you will look stunning on your son's big day - and we can't wait to see a picture of you in your Bonny Social Occasion Wear Dress!

19 May 2010 at 16:37
Subject: Hello!
My name is Jaunita Noble from a rural town in Oklahoma. My son's wedding is quickly approaching, and I couldn't find a mother-of-the groom dress that looked classy. I wanted something that was slightly modest, yet something that would flatter a younger looking mother of 44 years. This was not an easy task! LOL!!! Most mother's dresses are pretty; however, they look fitting for my own mother who is in her late 60's. This was definitely not the look I was shooting for. 

The GOOD news is that I found a "Bonny" dress, # 7827 and it is stunning. Wow! I can't wait to wear this black dress on July 31st. It's a black and white wedding with hints of red decor. My future daughter in law is going with a damask theme. It should be pretty. 

Anyway, I just wanted to give you a BIG thank-you for helping me with the mother's dress dillema. Now, I can't wait for the big day.

Jaunita Noble

Monday, May 17, 2010

Top Style - Essence 8004

One of our top styles in the Essence Collection is style 8004. Layers of billowing ruffles described this gown. The strapless bodice is covered with them till the beaded empire seam. The rest of the fitted bodice is draped with pleating and scattered beads leading to the layers and layers of gathered ruffles creating the skirt and semi-cathedral train. It is made from a Mikado Mesh fabric and comes in White and Ivory!

We think this dress would look lovely with a full bird cage veil, adorned with a ruffled flower (add a touch of sparkle to pull off the look!) Glam and Vintage. Beautiful. 


Thursday, May 13, 2010

Real Brides - Holly

This is Holly...our newest Bonny Bride! She just got married, April 2010. She wore style 749 in Pink. Congratulations to you and your new hubby, Holly! We are so happy for you - your wedding was beautiful!!

Here is Holly in her own words....

"I am infatuated with PINK! I even have a pink motorcycle that I race and I wear a pink leather suit :-) So I went to a bridal show before my wedding but already bought and had sent back for another size a pink dress. Well at the bridal show I noticed the Bonny 749 in PINK! I fell in love! When the other dress came back in the smaller size and I tried it on all I could think about was the Bonny!!! I called up the boutique and she came to my house that night with it in a size 6. It fit perfect even though when she measured me I measured up to a size 8! It was absolutely stunning & PINK :-) Thank you Bonny for creating such a beautiful dress that was perfect for my wedding day!!! In the pic the dress was bustled up."

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Discontinued Styles - Effective 06/15/2010

With the addition of our Fall 2010 Collection we will need to retire some of the older dresses :( It's sad to see some go! If you are interested in any of these styles you should place your order as soon as possible! Special orders will be accepted up to June 30, 2010...but then you won't be able to take advantage of our Bonny Bridal Rebate going on now!

Bonny: 416, 552, 553, 610, 754, 804, 805, 809, 822, 826, 830, 842, 845, 849, 854, 900, 901, 902, 903, 904, 908, 910, 912, 914, 915, 922, 923, 926, 929, 930

Unforgettable: 1822, 1901, 1903, 1906, 1908, 1909, 1910, 1912

Bliss: 2808, 2819, 2820, 2900, 2902, 2903, 2904, 2906, 2908, 2909, 2910, 2911

Essence: 8003, 8811, 8901, 8902, 8903, 8904, 8905

QuinceaƱera: 5810, 5818, 5819, 5820, 5823, 5900, 5903, 5904, 5905, 5909

Social Occasions: 7615, 7719, 7802, 7804, 7901, 7902, 7904, 7905, 7909, 7910, 7912, 7915, 7916, 7918, 7921

Monday, May 10, 2010

Blissful Color

Our Bliss line features Modest Gowns (did you know you can request different sleeve lengths?). Add a splash of color to brighten up your day! We love this Orange Sash featured on style 2019...we think using hot pink would be blissful!

A stunning this one of orange roses, hot pink roses, pink nerine lily, orange dahlia's and bright green hydrangea:

The sash on style 2019 is available in the following colors: Olive, Chocolate, Black, Midnight, Purple/Green, Green/Purple, Aqua, Lilac, Amber, Plum, Wine, Silver, Seafoam, Red, Holly Berry, Hot Pink and Sapphire

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Cafe Au Lait

Add just a little color to bridal gown - a pretty Cafe color that compliments an Ivory gown (as shown on style 045 from the Bonny Collection)

This gown would look amazing with a bouquet of  Metalina Roses, Crystal Blush Calla Lilies, Ivory Sweet Peas, White Peonies and Black Dill like this one:

Compliment the bridal gown with a darker Chocolate! Mmm sounds good! Style 7018 is a lovely halter social occasion wear gown in Iridescent Taffeta. Suggested retail price $175

Bonny Bride Blog

Our "blog bride" is wearing an illustrated copy of our Fall 2010 catalog cover gown! What do you think of her? We think she looks lovely! Style 040 is simply gorgeous!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Basic Black

You can't go wrong with the basic black dress for your wedding party! Style 7035 is a strapless gown with asymmetrical pleated wrapping across the bodice and vertical bow accent. Suggested retail price is $155. If you want to mix and match colors...go ahead...this lovely dress comes in 18 popular colors!

Dress it up with some jewels and your girls are good to go!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our New Blog Design!

We are thrilled with our new blog design! We worked with Katie at Lemon Cherry Blogs  and she was AWESOME! I am thrilled with her work and her custom illustration she did for us! Our "bride" is wearing style 040 - our Fall 2010 catalog cover dress!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bonny Bridal Rebate

We are kicking off May by offering a rebate off the purchase of any Bonny Bridal gown! Visit an authorized retail location today!

Bonny Bridal Rebate