Autumnâ€™s Bounty: Part One Whatâ€™s in store for October? Special sales and trunk shows aplenty
You know the phrase: out with the old and in with the new. Lucky for brides, in Charlestonâ€™s wedding world that translates to stellar sales and trunk shows galore. Another new and notable? The fall-winter 2013 issue of Charleston Weddings, which will land on newsstands this week! Read on for details on what youâ€™ll find inside the issue, plus this monthâ€™s roundup of hot bridal happenings.
Guys: nowâ€™s the time to get to Charleston Tuxedo, where tuxes and suits for both purchase and rental are 15 percent off. While youâ€™re there, check out their selection of new bow ties from The Tie Bar. Charleston Tuxedo, 60 Calhoun St., (843) 974-5938, www.CharlestonTuxedo.com
Be sure to visit Paulo Geiss this monthâ€”either in person or on the Web. The East Bay jewelerâ€™s website has gotten a makeover and now features an easy-to-browse bridal section. And in the shop, a new shipment of Forevermark diamonds is arriving this month, offering an array of loose diamonds in all cuts and sizes. Paulo Geiss Jewelers, 116 East Bay St., (843) 577-4497, www.GeissJewelers.com
Thereâ€™s something (on sale) for everyone this month at Kiawah Fine Jewelry. Facebook fans: â€ślikeâ€ť their page now to stay in the loopâ€”each day in October they will post a piece of jewelry or a watch thatâ€™s on sale up to 60 percent off. And to celebrate the season, fall-hued stones including rubies, Mexican fire opals, yellow diamonds, smoky quartz, and citrines are discounted 35 percent. Last but not least: men, purchase your lovely lady an engagement ring this month to score zero percent financing for 12 months. Kiawah Fine Jewelry, 560 Freshfields Dr., Kiawah Island, (843) 768-5357, KiawahFineJewelry.com
Make an appointment for you and your gals at Bella Bridesmaid stet! The King Street boutique has an ongoing sample sale that keeps growing and growing. Another hot happening this month? The Bella Bridesmaid team is headed to bridal market in the Big Apple to scout out the latest and greatest in bridesmaid fashion to bring back to the Lowcountry. Bella Bridesmaid, 341 King St., Suite C, (843) 425-8079, www.BellaBridesmaid.com
Your groomâ€™s sure to be giddy after vising Tuxedo Junction this monthâ€”the North Charleston clothier is hosting a 40-percent-off storewide sale. Tuxedo Junction, 7685 B. Northwoods Blvd., North Charleston, (843) 553-8470, www.TuxedoJunction.com
On the hunt for your picture-perfect, fits-like-a-glove gown? Get to Modern Trousseau this month to see the freshest styles from designer Callie Tein. After debuting this month at New York Bridal Market, the new looks will be flying South into the King Street boutique. Modern Trousseau, 418 King St., (843) 722-6300, www.ModernTrousseauSC.com
If youâ€™ve always dreamed of being the blushing bride, stop by Bridal House of Charleston this month to browse the newest of Jim Hjelmâ€™s blush-hued gown collection. Bridal House of Charleston, 1055 Johnnie Dodds Blvd., (843) 971-1477, www.BridalHouseSC.com
Keep an eye outâ€”the new fall-winter 2013 issue of Charleston Weddings magazine will hit newsstands at the start of the month! In it youâ€™ll find 10 gorgeous real-life Lowcountry weddings, tons of DIY ideas (from both the pros and craftacular brides), oh-so-elegant bridal fashion, out-of-the-box ideas for your bachelorette fĂŞte, wedding announcements, and much, much more. Looking for something to slip into your out-of-town guestsâ€™ welcome bags? Introduce them to the Lowcountry with Charleston Weddings. Copies can be ordered in bulk (and at a discount, no less); contact email@example.com or call (843) 971-9811 for more information.
Looking for a great deal on a gorgeous gown? Head over to White on Daniel Island for this week-long stock sample sale to choose from lines like Amsale, Marchesa, Jenny Packham, and Anne Barge (among others), as well as owner Jodi Moylanâ€™s own creations. White on Daniel Island, 259 Seven Farms Dr., Daniel Island, (843) 471-2975, www.WhiteonDI.com
October 3 & 4
A statement piece youâ€™re sure to score at Out of Hand or Swoon this weekend. Stop by the Old Village sister shops to browse this trunk show of genuine exotic crocodile and python handbags. The goods will be on display all day and festive drinks will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. Swoon, 123 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant, (843) 654-9716, www.SwoonCharleston.com.Out of Hand, 113 Pitt St., Mount Pleasant, (843) 856-3585, www.ShopOutofHand.com
October 4 & 5
See the newest knockout gowns from Reem Acra and Romona Keveza during this two-day trunk show at Maddison Row. Place an order during the show to receive a 10 percent discount. Maddison Row, 171 Spring St., (843) 720-7979, www.MaddisonRow.com