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ongratulations on your recent engagement! Are you ready to find the most beautiful and meaningful gown you may ever wear? All the

gowns you will see in our store have been carefully selected and crafted with you in mind. Every one of our dresses is constructed from the finest of fabrics to flatter your figure and have you look your best on your wedding day. We have all types of styles to accomodate how unique you are. I’ve worked to put hand touches on numerous styles and designs to help you feel absolutely beautiful on your wedding day. It takes more than 100 steps to create each of our weding dresses and hundreds of hours of careful attention to every detail. We’ve been told time and time again that not only do our brides love our dresses, but even more they love the way we take care of them in our store...where the girl comes before the dress. I invite you to schedule a visit or come on in to our store and let us show you what it means to be a Something New bride. Warmly.

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indi Linscombe, owner of Something New Boutique in Colorado Springs, Colorado, knows what it is like to be disappointed as a bride. Her frustrating experience led she and her husband Jordan to open their store to create a better experience for brides and to ensure that another bride will never have to repeat what happened to her. She says: “When I searched for my own bridal gown for my wedding, it started off as a very disappointing experience. Many of the places I went, treated me like a number or blatantly cared

more about their dresses than they did me—a real customer standing there in the store. I eventually found my gown, but had to go to great lengths—even out of state—to find the experience for which I had hoped.” Since Something New Boutique opened in 2008, hundreds of brides all across Colorado have flocked to the beautiful store. Brides tell us that they come not only for a beautiful, quality bridal gown in a stunning setting, but for the experience where they know “The Girl Comes Before the Dress”. Brides flock to Something New

Boutique rather than somewhere else because they know they will be treated with personal attention to get exactly what they want for their big day. Recent bride, Annie Snead, said of her experience: “I purchased my wedding gown from Something New Boutique and it is one of the best decisions I made during my entire wedding planning process! From the first time I walked in to just get ideas on what I was looking for to the last fitting and picking up my dress, the experience was absolutely wonderful. All the consultants at Something New are extremely helpful, and they make


you feel truly special anytime you go in. 

I also got my bridesmaid dresses from Something New, and they turned out perfectly and arrived way ahead of schedule! They offer a discount on the bridesmaid dresses if you are a "Something New Bride", so it definitely made them a great deal. 

I would highly recommend Something New for your gown - you will be so happy you went there!” As a recently engaged bride, Colorado’s Best Wedding Dresses invites you to schedule an appointment where you can see what brides from all over are raving about: the elegant lighting, the expanded dressing room space, and a truly intimate boutique experience that has the bride’s goals and focus in mind. For the second year in a row, Something New Boutique is offering something truly unique and incredible for Colorado brides: a brand new, stunning line of gorgeous gowns that have to be seen to be believed. Mindi says of her new 2015 Divina line, “Over the

years, I have gleaned tremendous insight into what brides really want by going through the process of alterations and sketching gowns side by side with brides as we focus on what they really want. This experience has allowed me to put together an incredible collection of designs and styles that truly work well on brides. I have used that knowledge to raise our gown selection to the next level and have created even more “something new” options for brides.” She continues: “Throughout the last year, I have been hard at work personally sketching and envisioning designs for my exciting 2015 line “Divina”. You are going to love it! Here’s what I love about Divina: The designs are gorgeous and the dresses are high quality; I have done hand work to put unique touches on each style.” In addition, a portion of the proceeds from each dress sold from the Divina line will allow brides to contribute back to the rescue,

restoration, transformation, and rehabilitation of vulnerable and exploited men and women in Cambodia. Mindi says: “I’m thrilled with the partnership I’ve established with Sak Saum, who lives out a ‘people matter’ effort everyday. We’re excited to be able to give back to such a noble organization and cause. I invite you to learn more about what they do at www. saksaum.com. The 2015 Divina Collection primarily focuses on interesting backs. Many brides have been asking for beautiful back to their dresses, and now we have fulfilled. We couldn’t agree more with emphasizing a beautiful back, because it is what most people will see the entire ceremony! The 2015 Divina Collection will feature a wonderful balance of classic, simple looks; destination gown options; and lots of lace. The line pulls from Mindi’s personal experience in being a bride, working with so many wonderful brides at Something New Boutique, and carefully listening to what brides of


various ages and body types want for their big day. To see the new line, please call Something New Boutique to schedule an appointment at (719) 282-6500 or visit us online at www.somethingnewboutique.com. There are many amazing wedding professionals who have worked hard to help tell the Divina story. The beautiful pictures you see in this magazine are the result of a hand-picked team of incredible talent. The stunning scenes were staged in Sedalia, Colorado at the stunning Cherokee Ranch & Castle.

Audrey Hannah of Audrey Hannah Photography captured the visual aspects of Divina extremely well— as you see here in Colorado’s Best Wedding Dresses. Ahndea May of Heirblooms, a rising star accessory designer contributed custom-made accessories, available as an exclusive collection made specifically to compliment the Divina line. Brides will love her work and the simplicity of having accessories built specifically for their Divina

gown style. Veda Salon and Spa of Colorado Springs did great makeup and hair for the gorgeous Divina gown models—Julianna Bevere, Sydney Galloway, Alexandra Carlson, and Sayo Parham. Cory Reynolds, a stellar videographer with Contrast Digital Creative, did outstanding video which you must see on Something New Boutique’s website. Mindi invites you to come in to she the stunning gowns in person. She says: “I can hardly wait for you to come in to see the looks on YOU and your friends. We look forward to getting to know you and hear about the current chapter of your unique wedding story. If you know

someone engaged, please be sure to share this story with them!” “There are many amazing wedding professionals who have worked hard to help tell the Divina story.” - Mindi Linscombe


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To offer rescue, rehabilitation and restoration to vulnerable and exploited (trafficked or at-risk) people. Sak Saum believes in the restoration of the whole person physical, mental, social, emotional and spiritual. LOVE is the key to Sak Saum. We believe in the power of relationships and the power of God’s love to transform - He is the only way for people to be truly free.

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Opportunities to study english and how to read/write in Khmer, the Cambodian language. Weekly classes on practical skills cover sharing, leadership skills, active listening, communication and more. Training in sewing skills, design, organization, and more. We try to work with individual giftings and see people empowered in their dreams! Everyone receives a fair trade salary for their work. Counseling and group teachings on personal healing, healthy/relationships, family dynamics. Individuals also receive one-on-one care as needed. We also have regular times of worship and bible study. Through love and faithful care, we are seeing many enter into a personal relationship with Jesus during their time with Sak Saum. (We had 15+ people baptized from the VTV several months ago).

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Our dresses are made from the finest fabrics available, including Italian matte satin, silks, chiffon, taffeta, and organza to adorn you on your wedding day.

2. Inner lining and construction The more boning and inner construction, the higher the price of a gown. the price of alterations also goes down as well since the dresses fit so much better.

3. Ornamentation Some of our wedding gowns have over 10,000 individually sewn beads on a dress that can take on highly skilled seamstress 38 days just to sew work, appliquĂŠs, and stunning patterns that will cause you, your fiancĂŠ and your guests to gasp in amazement when they see you.

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Seamstress constructing your gown Every single gown at our store is hand sketched and designed with the most luxurious and exquisite fabrics available and are hand sewn by the most talented artisans on the planet. Every gown at our store is hand selected by members of our staff to be the perfect gown for each of our wonderful brides! Many of our highly coveted and stunning gowns will not be seen at any other bridal salon in our area.

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SPECIAL REPORT PROVIDED BY: SOMETHING NEW BOUTIQUE

TOP 10

Most SHOCKING and OUTRAGEOUS

Wedding Dress Myths by Mindi Linscombe


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s a recently engaged bride, you have likely been exposed to a lot of information that will

help you plan the perfect wedding.

ere are many myths and superstitions surrounding

weddings which have been passed down from generation to generation. Many of the

things you hear today simply aren’t true or just downright hilarious. In fact, many wedding traditions followed today are the result of superstitions created by myth and folklore (particularly surrounding avoiding bad luck and evil spirits) and the original meaning has been lost or forgo en over the years.

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o, how do you sort through the voluminous amounts of myth and folklore and pick what will de ne your wedding as one you will always remember and one that all of your friends and relatives will envy for years to come. Everyone has an opinion, but how will you know what is just right for you?

Over the years, I’ve heard many di erent myths that brides have believed and have been relieved to nd out that they weren’t true or that they didn’t need to worry about them. From all of the things I’ve heard over the years personally from brides I’ve worked with or from the bridal consultants in our store, I’ve put together a list of the top ten most shocking and outrageous wedding dress myths to help you sort through the misinformation and nd out what will help you plan your wedding without stress, confusion or worry. Many myths you’ll hear con ict with one another and have di erent meanings depending on how they have been used to foretell good and bad luck. Even though most myths brides hear aren’t true, it doesn’t stop them from going all out to make sure they haven’t missed anything and to ensure that their wedding will be great. My goal in sharing these top ten dress myths is to help you know what they are and why they aren’t true so you can say yes to your dress with con dence and excitement. e top ten myths and my thoughts about them are:

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A wedding dress should be white. You shouldn’t wear a white wedding gown if you’re not a virgin or if it is your second or third marriage. e most popular color of wedding dresses today is ivory. e color white was traditionally chosen to imitate the color of Queen Victoria’s dress when she wed Albert in 1840. While many have embraced that

tradition, the reality is that prior to that time, the majority of wedding gowns were either silver or red. Today, brides can choose whatever color they wish, whether they are virgins or not, and whether it is their rst marriage, second or third. e only thing that ma ers regarding the color of your wedding gown is that it is a color that you want to wear. Quite simply, it is your choice. One funny poem wri en in the 1800s that describes a bride’s fate depending on the color of dress she got married in reveals the silliness of traditions regarding color. “Married in White, you have chosen right Married in Grey, you will go far away, Married in Black, you will wish yourself back, Married in Red, you will wish yourself dead, Married in Green, ashamed to be seen, Married in Blue, you will always be true, Married in Pearl, you will live in a whirl, Married in Yellow, ashamed of your fellow, Married in Brown, you will live in the town, Married in Pink, your spirit will sink.” Again, it is your wedding and you can choose whatever color of dress you would like to wear that you’ll feel beautiful and comfortable in. at is what ma ers most of all.

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I’ve got lots of time as I’m not ge ing married for six months to a year. Following your engagement, it is easy to get caught in the trap that you’ve got lots of time as you plan your wedding. However, as you’ve probably discovered, time passes quickly and it takes time to construct and complete the intricate details that a wedding gown requires. Brides magazine recommends that you get your dress at least a year before you get married. ere is so much to do as you plan your wedding and your dress will be the centerpiece of

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everything you do. Prices on fabric have been increasing due to the e ects of in ation, so if you see a dress you love, you should get it before the price increases (because it likely will). If you need extra length because of your height, you also need to plan ahead and order your dress early. By ge ing that decision out of the way, you’ll be able to focus on all of the other details that will go into planning your perfect dress. You’ll want to schedule an appointment and I’ll give you a special coupon just for taking the time to read this special report when you schedule your appointment at our store. I’ll give you the details of this coupon at the end of this special report.

#3

In order to nd the perfect dress, you have to look endlessly on web sites and try on lots of gowns at every store in town. It is easy to get overwhelmed when you start looking at pictures of wedding gowns. ere seem to be literally thousands of styles to choose from. e reality is that all wedding gowns fall into one of four basic silhoue es or cuts. ese are: e ball gown is the most traditional of the categories and has a ed bodice and waistline that leads to a very full skirt. 2. e empire has a high waistline (usually a line just under the bust) which falls to a slimmer skirt. 3. e A-line or princess cut features vertical seams owing from the shoulders down to an A-shaped ared skirt. 4. e sheath closely follows the line of the body.

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at’s it. Just four silhoue es or styles. We have traveled the world to nd you the best and most a ering silhoue es so you don’t have to. Everything you can and will want to see can be found at our store. When you start shopping,


try on one of each silhoue e or style. en, you’ll be able to see how you look in each one and nd out which one accentuates your best features and makes you feel absolutely beautiful and stunning (as your wedding dress should).

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You shouldn’t start shopping until you are the size you want to be on your wedding day. Another variation of this myth is that a wedding dress must t you perfectly before you can buy it. Planning a wedding can be a very stressful experience and stress is a well-known and proven cause of weight uctuation. In our experience, at least 98% of all of the dresses that brides buy at our store require some type of alterations. If you are planning to lose weight, it is easy and inexpensive to adjust the gown you’ve chosen to t you closer to your wedding day. e problem with waiting is that you limit your choices (since gowns require time to order) and especially since a gown you love may be sold to another decisive bride. e majority of brides buy their dresses nine to eighteen months prior to their weddings with this in mind. ey know they should get their alterations done closer to the date of the wedding. ey plan ahead and ensure that they’ll get the dress they love most and then alter it to t perfectly right before the wedding. If you wait, you may have to scramble to nd the dress you want and pay extra in alterations and rush fees that could have been avoided with planning. A good rule of thumb is to buy the dress that best ts you now and you can always alter it down if you lose weight. If you don’t, you don’t have to stress out. Remember, your gown can be altered to t you perfectly and your ancé loves you just as you are. Don’t forget that you’ll relieve a lot of the stress of planning your wedding once you have your dress (since you’ll be able to focus on the many other decisions that go into planning your wedding) and a knowledgeable and competent seamstress can sculpt the dress you’ve chosen to t you like a glove.

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You shouldn’t buy the rst dress you try on at the rst store you’ve gone to. is common belief is really an extension of Myth #3 that you have to look and look until you nd the perfect dress. While it is a good idea to look to ensure that you make the best choice (it is your wedding a er all), it is a myth to believe that you can’t buy a dress you love at the rst store

you’ve been to. A er all, you have great taste and are going to pick beautiful dresses from any store that you go to. A large percentage of brides end up buying the rst dress they try on for this reason. eir eye is drawn to a dress they really love and they end up ge ing that rst dress they tried on. ose brides who are indecisive usually come back and end up buying that dress a er they’ve spent time and money on gasoline by driving all over that they could have easily saved by trusting their instincts and ge ing the dress they loved when they rst tried it on. At our store, we even have a special incentive for decisive brides who buy on their rst visit. I’ve a ached a coupon below that you can use when you schedule your appointment at our store. We are able to o er this special savings since we have the price of two visits built into every dress. When brides choose to buy the dress they love most on their rst visit, we pass those savings along to them. Trust your instincts. You may not nd your dress at the rst store you go to, but if you do, don’t hesitate to begin enjoying the euphoric feeling you’ll have knowing that you have that part of your wedding all taken care of. Remember, when you choose to bring lots of friends to help you shop, you also bring lots of opinions. Be careful that you don’t let the opinions of your friends in uence what you really want to wear (because, a er all, it is your wedding).

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If it is meant to be, it won’t be sold before I come back. It is easy to get caught up in the notion of fate and that things happen for a reason. e opposite is also true. Sometimes things happen for no reason at all and for reasons that can’t be explained. When you nd your dress, it is best to decide to get it then, instead of le ing another bride and her mother decide for you. At our store, we dress thousands of brides each year. We are busy and on multiple occasions we’ve seen brides who have trusted fate wake up to the realization that the dress they loved most had been sold. ey cried, pleaded and begged for us to help them get another dress in, but many times it just isn’t possible. e question you have to ask yourself is this: If you’ve found your dress, why would you let another bride and her mother tell you what you will or won’t be wearing your wedding day? Isn’t that a decision you’d rather make? Believe me, you don’t want to return to a store you’ve been to hoping your dress is still there and leaving crushed that it has already been sold.

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I’ve seen that happen on too many occasions and I don’t want to see it happen to you. When you nd your dress, take control. Don’t let the dress of your dreams slip through your ngers and let someone else make the decision for you. You’ve done the hard work and found your dress. Go ahead and get the dress you love and you’ll be absolutely ecstatic leaving the store that no one can take the dress you’ve found away from you. On top of that, you’ll save money by buying your dress on your rst visit. You can use that savings for something else that you’re planning for your wedding. Don’t let the myth of fate determine the consequences of your decisions for you. You decided to marry your best friend and you should also decide to get the dress you love (not let someone else make that decision for you).

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It’s cheaper if you or someone you know makes your wedding dress. ere is an old myth that says, “ e bride should not make her own wedding dress; for each stitch up of the wedding garb the bride sews herself she’ll shed one tear during her marriage.” is old saying obviously has no scienti c basis. While it is usually cheaper to do things yourself, such is not the case today with wedding gowns. All wedding gowns are sewn by hand and are done so by artisans and professionals who have years of experience in constructing gowns day in and day out. ere are many intricate details that go into making a wedding gown. On some of the dresses in our store, there are over 10,000 individual beads that are sewn onto each individual dress, all by hand. It takes 38 days for one highly skilled seamstress just to sew on all of the beadwork, not to mention all of the other aspects of delicately placing each piece of boning and fabric to make a work of art. If you are blessed to have a talented seamstress in your family, you are a lucky bride indeed. However, even talented seamstresses recognize that wedding gowns that are produced at the best factories have a level of detail and a ention that even they can’t match or re-create. At our store, we are able to o er gowns at prices much lower than what a close family member can make a gown for (especially if you factor in all of the time it takes to create the gown and do all of the ings). Do yourself a favor and let that special someone in your life help you do the alterations and trust the wedding artisans who construct our gowns to take care of all of the details to make your stunning dress. Regardless


of this advice, many brides still choose to have someone else make their dress only to discover weeks before the wedding that it didn’t turn out right or t correctly. In the end, they’ve had to scramble to get a di erent dress (causing tremendous stress and anxiety). Don’t let this happen to you.

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Buying a dress online will save you money. is is a common perception of many brides who mistakenly believe the price they see online means everything else that will happen in the process of ge ing a wedding gown will be the same too. What happens when you buy a dress online versus buying it at a full-service bridal salon and it is dramatically di erent. We recently had a bride named Jessica who experienced this dramatic di erence rst hand. She came into our store in tears because the dress she received looked completely di erent than the picture she saw online. e lace was di erent, the seams were loose and crooked, there was no boning or support, and the dress bulged in certain areas. e company she purchased the dress from wouldn’t refund her money and she was le to either x what she had (which didn’t give her a lot of options) or buy a new dress. She ended up buying a new dress at our store and wished she had done that in the rst place. When you buy a dress from a full service bridal salon, you’ll notice that: Your dress will be perfectly altered to your gure and pressed so that it is wrinkle-free and looks absolutely stunning on your wedding day. An online purchase will arrive wrinkled in a box and you’ll have to pay more to have it pressed. Any beads that may have come loose during shipping or the alterations process will be tightened at no charge. An online purchase leaves you on your own. You’ll have to pay to x any beads that are loose or that have popped o . You can be assured that there won’t be any spots or stains on your dress when you pick it up. Every dress we sell goes through our comprehensive 5-point premium care treatment process. When you purchase a gown online, you really don’t know what you’ll get. A dress purchased at our store ensures you’ll get exactly what you thought and more. Your dress will be perfectly altered to your gure and you’ll know that it will come in the right size. Buying a dress

online is a gamble because you don’t know if the size chart you saw online will really match the dress you’re buying. At our store, what you see and experience will change your belief about buying anything online ever again, forever. Lastly, your dress will look like the sample you ordered it from and you won’t have to worry about any of the details. With all that you have to worry about with planning the wedding of your dreams, you really don’t need the extra stress and hassle of worrying that your dress may not come in correctly or be perfect for your wedding day. Why take the risk? When you order your gown from a full service bridal salon, you can be assured that we’ll take care of all of the details. You’ll be glad you did because you won’t have to stress about the mess that could have happened with your dress.

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If you don’t cry, it’s not “the” dress. Emotions are felt di erently by people in varying situations. Not everyone cries when they see a touching movie or hear a tragic or moving story. e way you’ll feel when you nd “the dress” will likely be very di erent from how a well meaning friend or family member may have felt when they found their wedding gown. Just because they may have cried when they found their dress, doesn’t mean that you will as well. Less than 30 percent of the thousands of brides we’ve helped to nd their dress have cried when they made their decision. Instead of crying, these brides typically feel very excited and love to move around in their gown. ey become possessive of the gown they’re in and visualize themselves ge ing married on their wedding day. Another part of this myth is that if everyone in your wedding party doesn’t like your dress, you shouldn’t get it. e reality is, it is your wedding and it should be your choice.

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It is be er to order a dress than to purchase an in-stock dress. Some brides believe this myth because they think or feel that the dresses they try on at a bridal

store have also been tried on by “hundreds” of other brides. is is very unlikely since most bridal retailers bring in brand new gowns to their stores several times each year and they are constantly refreshing their inventory to showcase the latest trends and fashions that brides in their respective areas are looking for. Since this is the case, the dress you try on has likely only been tried on by a handful of brides who all did so under the careful direction and supervision of their bridal consultant (so as to preserve the delicate detail, beadwork and fabric of each gown which is sold to and worn by a bride). is is another reason why it is such a good idea to be decisive when you nd the perfect dress. We’ve seen brides come back extremely frustrated and disappointed because the dress they loved was purchased by another more decisive bride literally hours a er they le the store. Don’t let that happen to you. Another reason why it is a good idea to buy your dress when you nd it out of stock is because there is an extra shipping, handling, and processing fee to order in a gown this way. Most bridal retailers get special incentives and pricing on gowns when they purchase in bulk and those same savings aren’t available to them if they are only purchasing one gown just for you. You can avoid this extra cost by simply purchasing the gown you found on your rst visit. If you have you heart set on special ordering a gown that will be made for you, we will be happy to assist you in making this happen. If you choose to order a dress, remember to plan plenty of time to order as outlined in myth #2. I hope this article on the top ten most shocking and outrageous wedding dress myths has been helpful to you. You’ll notice that I have included a coupon below that you can use on your dress for your rst visit. Please call us at 719-2826500 to schedule your appointment now and we’ll help you say yes to a dress that you will love and treasure forever. We look forward to meeting you in our store soon. Mindi Linscombe is the owner of Something New Boutique Colorado’s #1 choice f brides, located at for Rid 11550 Ridgeline Drive C Colorado Springs, CO. S can be reached at She i info@somethingnewboutique.com or by v visiting www.somethingnewboutique.com.

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HOW THE BENEFITS AT OUR STORE COMPARE WITH WHAT YOU’LL GET AT OTHER BRIDAL STORES:

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Try on wedding dress Assistance from a bridal consultant to help you find your dress First Visit Advantage Program for Your Wedding Dress (save up to $100 on any wedding gown over $499 on your first visit) First Visit Advantage Program for Your Bridal Accessories (save up to $200 on your bridal accessories: save up to $50 on your veil, $50 on your tiara, $50 on any bridal jacket, $25 off any sash and $25 off any slip with the purchase of a wedding dress) Free gift on arrival to store Coupon Booklet with $100s of dollars of savings at our bridal store Coupon Booklet with more than $1000 in savings from local wedding vendors Unique wedding dresses that you won’t find anywhere else Opportunity to get back all of the money you spend on your wedding dress minus sales tax with our easy referral program (Cost of your dress minus sales tax) With the purchase of any Divina wedding gown (Something New Boutique’s Exclusive Bridal Line designed by Mindi Linscombe), a portion of the sale of your dress will be donated to local non-profit organizations to bless the lives of others.

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PLANNING CALENDAR Congratulations on your recent engagement! As you’re enjoying the glow and excitement of your new commitment to each other, here is a wedding planning calendar to help you plan your perfect wedding.

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Your Local Bridal Expert Mindi Linscombe is the owner of Something New Boutique—Colorado’s #1 choice Mindi Linscombe is the for brides, located at 11550 Ridgeline Drive Colorado Springs, CO. She can be reached at info@somethingnewboutique.com or by visiting www.somethingnewboutique.com.


BOLD, BEAUTIFUL, WILDLY ORIGINAL Colorado’s elegant country club venue is perfect for weddings, social gatherings, and corporate events. Perfection is standard fare, so whatever your request, whatever your desire, whatever your personal priority, The Club at Flying Horse is ready to serve with three private dining rooms, luxurious event facilities, and a service staff that is second to none. Your ceremony can be held on the Grand Outdoor Courtyard overlooking the manicured golf course with a spectacular view of the mountains. The Thomas Blake Ballroom is available for receptions and can accommodate up to 140 guests. Your guests will enjoy mingling on the beautiful adjoining patio prior to dinner. For smaller events, the elegant La Fortezza dining room can hold up to 70 guests. The circular Rotunda room with a 180-degree view of the golf course and mountains, can seat 34 and is perfect for a small bridal luncheon or rehearsal dinner. Larger events can be accommodated, please contact the club directly. As an added bonus of having your wedding at the Club, the bride and bridal party can spend a luxurious day being pampered at the on-site spa. The Club at Flying Horse 1880 Weiskopf Point | Colorado Springs, CO 80921 719-487-2624

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PLANNING GUIDE

PARENTS OF THE BRIDE CHECKLIST www.SomethingNewBoutique.com


MOTHER OF THE BRIDE:

FATHER OF THE BRIDE:

I want my mother to (check all that apply):

I want my father to (check all that apply):

prewedding

prewedding

Host an engagement party (bride’s family traditionally gets the rst opportunity) Help couple decide on sites and/or make other big planning decisions Contribute to wedding budget O er suggestions for special family or ethnic ceremony traditions Help bride shop for her wedding gown

Help pick up out-of-town guests from the airport; may also arrange transportation to and from the wedding (vans, bus, and so on)

Along with maid of honor and bridesmaids, plan and host a shower On wedding day, help bride get ready

at reception

Be escorted by an usher (sometimes her son or husband) to her seat directly before the ceremony begins, if it’s a Christian ceremony; in a Jewish ceremony walk in procession with her husband and daughter and stand underneath huppah; in a Mormon temple wedding, be seated next to the bride Greet guests in receiving line Be announced with her husband Sit in an honored place at parent’s table and next to bride in receiving line Help coordinate vendors

Help couple decide on sites and/or make other big planning decisions

Rent his own formalwear (ask couple if he’s to coordinate with wedding party)

Choose own wedding out t (may consult with mother of the groom about formality)

at wedding

Contribute to the wedding budget

Help choose hotel for out-of-town guests and reserve a block of reduced-rate rooms, create maps to be included with invitations, or anything else the couple asks for help with

Help bride put together family’s guest list

Travel to ceremony with her daughter and the father of the bride

Along with his wife, host engagement party

Travel to ceremony with his daughter

at wedding

Escort his wife to her seat directly before ceremony begins; walk his daughter down the aisle as part of ceremony; in Jewish wedding, walk with his wife and daughter and stand under huppah; in Mormon marriage or sealing ceremony be one of the witnesses Walk in recessional with his wife in a Jewish wedding; escort mother of the bride out a er wedding ceremony

at reception

Greet guests in receiving line Be announced with his wife Make a welcoming speech Sit in an honored place at parents’ table Toast the newlyweds a er best man makes his speech and groom responds


PLANNING GUIDE

PARENTS OF THE GROOM CHECKLIST www.SomethingNewBoutique.com


MOTHER OF THE GROOM:

FATHER OF THE GROOM:

I want my mother to (check all that apply):

I want my father to (check all that apply):

prewedding

prewedding

Contact mother of the bride if the families are not acquainted bride’s family hosts one Along with her husband, may host an additional engagement party Contribute to wedding budget Help couple decide on sites and/or make other big planning decisions

Help couple decide on sites and/or make other big planning decisions

Help groom put together guest list

Rent his own formalwear (ask couple if he’s to coordinate with wedding party); attend Along with his wife, plan rehearsal dinner

If close to the bride, help shop for her wedding gown consult with mother of the bride about formality) Along with maid of honor and bridesmaids, plan and host a shower

On wedding day, travel to ceremony with the groom and best man

at wedding

Along with her husband, plan and host the rehearsal dinner

at reception

Along with his wife, host an additional engagement party for groom’s side of the family Along with his wife, contribute to the wedding budget

ethnic ceremony traditions

at wedding

bride’s family hosts one

Be escorted by an usher (sometimes her son or husband) to her seat directly before the ceremony begins; in a Jewish ceremony walk in procession with her husband and daughter and stand underneath huppah; in a Mormon temple wedding, be seated next to the groom Greet guests in receiving line Be announced with her husband Sit in an honored place at parent’s table and next to groom in receiving line Help coordinate vendors

May escort his wife to her seat right before mother of the bride is seated and before ceremony begins; if it’s a Jewish wedding, walk down the aisle with his wife and son and stand under huppah; in Mormon marriage or sealing ceremony be one of the witnesses Walk in recessional with his wife in a wedding party and bride’s parents

at reception

Greet guests in receiving line Be announced with his wife Make a welcoming speech Sit in an honored place at parents’ table Toast the newlyweds


PLANNING GUIDE

BRIDAL PARTY CHECKLIST www.SomethingNewBoutique.com


BRIDESMAIDS:

GROOMSMEN:

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I want my groomsmen to (check all that apply):

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prewedding

Help shop for dress Go on at least one bridesmaid dress shopping trip (except for out of town maids) Go for ttings and alterations as needed)

Help choose formalwear Go for ttings and alterations as needed Attend couple’s shower Help plan and attend bachelor party

Help with wedding planning errands Help plan shower and/or bachelorette party

at wedding

Walk single le in the procession along with other bridesmaids

at wedding

Stand in line in front of altar or stage, or sit with other bridesmaids

Be announced at reception Sit at head table

FLOWER GIRL(S):

Stand with groom, best man, and other groomsmen at the altar or stage as ceremony is about to begin Stand in line or sit with other groomsmen during ceremony

Walk in recessional paired with a groomsman

at reception

If also serving as an usher, stand at door ready to escort guests to their seats

Walk in recessional paired with a bridesmaid

at reception

Be announced at reception Sit at head table Take part in rst dance

RING BEARER:

Attend shower with mother Walk in processional directly before the bride (possibly with the ring bearer) carrying a bouquet, wearing a oral head wreath, and/ or scattering ower petals from a basket

Attend shower with mother Walk in processional directly before the bride (possibly with ower girl), carrying a ring pillow with the wedding bands (most couple entrust the real ones to the best man)


PLANNING GUIDE

HONOR ATTENDANTS CHECKLIST www.SomethingNewBoutique.com


MAID OF HONOR:

BEST MAN:

I want my maid of honor to (check all that apply):

I want my best man to (check all that apply):

prewedding

prewedding

Help bride shop for gown Help bride shop for bridesmaid dresses Spread word about couple’s registry Coordinate bridesmaids’ dress orders, payment, and ttings

Help groom shop for formal wear Coordinate tux ttings and payments Plan the couple’s shower and/or bachelor party Spread word about couple’s registry

Plan shower and/or bachelorette party

O er assistance with planning tasks

O er assistance with planning tasks

Arrange groomsmen’s travel and lodging

Create a wedding-day emergency kit

Organize groomsmen on wedding day

Organize bridesmaids on wedding day

at wedding

Walk down the aisle directly before the bride (if no ower girl)

at wedding

Adjust bride’s train at altar Hold bride’s bouquet during the vows

Carry bride’s (or both) wedding ring(s) (if requested)

Carry groom’s wedding ring (if no ring bearer)

Walk in recessional with bride’s honor attendant

Walk in recessional with best man

Sign marriage license as a witness (if requested)

Organize programs, tossing petals, and so on Sign marriage license as witness (if requested)

at reception

Stand at front with groom and other groomsmen as procession begins (or walk in, in a Jewish ceremony) or sit with groom’s family in temple ceremony

Stand in receiving line Help bride bustle her gown Sit at head table next to groom Make toast to the couple Help ‘host’ party (make introductions, get people dancing, etc.) Dance with best man during rst dance (if wedding party is involved)

at reception

Stand in receiving line Sit at head table next to bride Serve as toastmaster, making rst toast to couple Dance with maid of honor during dance (if wedding party is involved) Help ‘host’ party (make introductions, get people dancing, etc.) Help direct vendors—caterer, photographer, band—as needed Help groom give out nal payments and tips to vendors Collect gi s and gi checks brought to


SPECIAL REPORT PROVIDED BY: SOMETHING NEW BOUTIQUE

Your Guide to Finding the Perfect Look for Your FiancĂŠ and Groomsmen at Your Wedding by Mindi Linscombe www.teresaleephotography.com


N

ow that you have your dress, its time to plan a time for your fiance’s and his groomsmen to find the perfect tuxedos so they all look their very best on your big day. To help you in your quest to help each of the men at your wedding look stylish and fashion forward, I’ve prepared this

special report to help you know some of the most important things you’ll want to consider before you pick

out the perfect tux and accessories for each of them. I’ve also included a special coupon that your groom and each of the groomsmen can use when you call to schedule an appointment at our store for them. The Right Tuxedo for

Style, Theme and Formality

vest, tie and pocket square, but the color

the Right Body Type

The first thing to consider when picking

of the tuxedo itself. You will have plenty

While most tuxedos will fit most body

out attire for the men in your wedding is

of options with the many tuxedo colors

types properly (when sized correctly),

the style or theme of your wedding day.

available. The most traditional color for

it may surprise you that there are some

Will your day be formal, informal, colorful,

tuxedos is basic black. If you are going

tuxedo styles that are designed to for

classic, trendy, or modern? The style

away from the classic look on your big

certain occasions and particular body

of your wedding will play an important

day there are a number other colors to

types. The following are some of the

role in what you choose for your men’s

choose from; chocolate brown, khaki,

more common styles of tuxedos:

formalwear. If your style is simple and

light or dark gray and navy blue are some

informal or if you are having a beach

great choices if you want a darker color

wedding, choosing a suit for a more

but are trying to get away from black.

relaxed and informal look may be a good

There are also white and ivory tuxes,

way to go. You may also choose a three-

many times only the groom will wear one

piece option with pants or shorts, a shirt

of these to match the bride and the rest

1-button tuxedos – these are the most traditional of all tuxedo styles; they are always appropriate for formal occasions and are the style that show the most of your vest or cummerbund

and tie to achieve a casual,

2-button tuxedos – these tuxedos are

laid-back look. If you’re

a bit more formal and fashionable than

planning a day that will be

the 1-button tuxedo, but they still have a

traditional and formal, you

traditional flair

may choose to wear a full

3-button (or more) tuxedos – This is the most formal of all of the styles of tuxedos. Here are the di erent types of lapels: Peak lapels – the very first tuxedo ever

tuxedo complete with a vest or cummerbund and tie. If your look is trendy and modern, you may choose to skip the vest and go for

worn was a one-button, peak lapel style,

the tie only look. Once you

this style is still the most common and

choose which pieces you

traditional

wish for all the men to wear then you can start to think

Notch lapels – this style of lapel is the most popular. More than 90 percent of all rentals of tuxedos have a notch lapel.

about color. Colors After you decide on the style

Shawl collars – a very traditional choice,

of your wedding, you’ll need

not the best choice for rounder bodies (as

to determine the colors the

it tends to accentuate that even more)

men will wear. This not only includes the color of the

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of the wedding party will wear a di erent

are a bit broader a jacket with a shawl

should be worn throughout the men in

darker colored tux or suit. You can get

collar which is rounded o and smooth

the wedding party.

very creative with the coordination of

with little detail and one or two buttons

your vest, tie and pocket square. Mix

that cuts in at the waist will elongate the

and match patterns and colors that

body. Another thing to keep in mind when

compliment each other for added

thinking about finding formalwear for

variation and interest. If you’ve chosen a

larger men is that black is very slimming.

two-tone bridesmaid dress, you can mix

The peak lapel is a classic look along with

your vest and tie or tie and pocket square

the notch lapel these jackets usually have

with the two di erent colors for the

a deep v which can be very flattering for

perfect compliment.

all body types. Variation is created with

The Jacket The jacket is a very important piece to your tuxedo look. This decision can

subtle details such as tone on tone satin bands, chalk striping, pin striping, and tone on tone texture.

Shirts Shirts provide another opportunity to add character to your wedding day attire. There are several di erent shirt styles to choose from. The collar is the most noticeable detail of the shirt that you will have a chance to pick out, there are lay down, banded, and wing-tip collars. When you are choosing which sort of collar you will want it is important to keep in mind what style of tie you will want the men to wear. A lay down collar will normally

sometimes be overwhelming, but it is nice

Trousers

accommodate any style of tie, while a

to have options! There are many di erent

The trousers for the tuxedo jacket will

banded collar is typically worn with no

factors you should consider when picking

be determined, somewhat, by the jacket

tie. The wing tip collar looks best with

out the jacket for your tuxedos. The build

you’ve selected. If the jacket you’ve

a classic bow tie or string tie. Pleating

of the groom and wedding party should

selected has a pattern or details in it

is also added to some styles of cotton

be one major factor on which you base

there is, more than likely, a matching

shirts to give a traditional look. The basic

your decision. If the majority of the men

trouser to go with it. If you’ve chosen

colors for shirts are white and ivory, which

in your wedding are tall and slim they

a solid jacket without pattern, you can

should be based o the brides wedding

will look great in many di erent styles.

usually choose from a flat front or pleated

dress. You can also choose colored shirts

One look that slim men can pull o that

trouser for your wedding party. The front

such as pink, blue, black or chocolate,

many others can not is a longer jacket

of the trousers is where you will see

some of which may also have a whisper

with four or five buttons. For guys who

the di erence between pleated and flat

stripe. Microfiber material is the latest

front they are just as their

most popular material today providing a

names say flat in the front

very smooth texture and feel and often

or pleated. The side of the

many color options.

trouser will typically have a satin stripe down the side of it on both legs. You should take into consideration the overall size of your wedding party. If your men are more on the athletic side, you could sport a flat front tuxedo. If your men are not very fit and need a little room in their trousers, a better choice would be a pleated trouser for your group. In general, the same style and color trousers

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Accessories, Vests and Cummerbunds Accessories put the finishing touches on your whole wedding day look. The vest or cummerbund, tie, pocket square, studs and cu links, and shoes not only bring your whole look together but are also another great way to reflect your own personal style. Vests and cummerbunds can drastically alter the look of your tux. In the past a cummerbund was a staple for all tuxedos, recently, vests have become all the rage they seem to be a more flattering way to add color to your tux or just keep the guys looking great when they decide to take o their


jackets. Vests come in many di erent

color or black but some of them do come

Shoes

colors and textures and there are even

in a textured or patterned fabric. The

Shoes should be the last thing you pick

camouflage and tropical prints to choose

Windsor tie has become increasingly

out. You should only pick shoes that

from. You may choose to have the men

more popular in recent years; it creates

match once you have the rest of the tux

in your wedding wear neither a vest nor

a more modern and slightly more casual

all figured out. The classic shiny black

cummerbund if you are going for a more

look than the bow tie. Windsor ties come

tux shoe is the most commonly chosen

casual look.

in a wide array of patterns, textures, and

option; there is also a shiny black shoe

colors. Some other less common ties

with a square toe that is becoming

that can create very unique looks are the

increasingly popular. There are many

cravat, string, bolo, and cross over ties.

other ways you can go with your shoe

The cravat is usually tied in an ascot knot

selection, there are matte shoes in black

and is a vintage look usually paired with

and brown, usually these look best with

a cut away jacket. The string, crossover,

a more casual look such as, a suit, in the

and bolo ties are perfect for a western

corresponding color. If the color you

themed wedding they look great when

have chosen for your tuxedos is white

paired with a dark jean and casual jacket.

or ivory then a shiny white or ivory shoe

In many cases the groom chooses the white or ivory accessories. The vest, tie and pocket square should match the color of the bridal gown if you decide to go with white or ivory. The groomsmen typically go in the color of the bridesmaid’s dresses, but the same pattern as the groom. The ushers of the wedding can vary with an accent color

would look best. There are even shiny

or a neutral color, such as silver. The

Pocket Squares

fathers of the wedding should have a

Pocket squares are a great way to add

neutral color, like black, to be easily paired

a splash of color to your tux jacket;

up with the moms of the wedding. The

they come in many di erent colors and

patterns and style can all be the same, but

patterns. Many people match the pocket

the colors can vary according the role of

square with the tie they have chosen,

the person in the wedding.

or choose a completely di erent accent color. Pocket squares can also be folded

Ties Ties come in many di erent styles, patterns, and colors. The di erent tie styles can really change the look of your formalwear. Bow ties are typically a more classic and formal look, they are

in di erent ways; folding techniques range

black sneakers made as a tux shoe for the man who can’t live a day with out the comfort of tennis shoes. These days people are getting very creative allowing their groomsmen to wear actual tennis shoes or other matching shoes. In some western themed weddings a cowboy boot is appropriate.

from basic to exotic. Some of the

No matter what you choose for all the

more popular folds are the winged pu ,

men in your wedding to wear try to take

three fold stairs, and the four point crown.

into consideration what they will feel

Any way you fold them pocket squares will

comfortable and look great in. Remember

add a little bit of personal flair and color.

you will look back at your pictures from

Cu inks and Studs

often a

Cu inks and studs give your shirt a

solid

very polished look. The selection of cu links varies greatly from a

$40 OFF

simple black and silver to a show stopping diamond studded

any tux rental plus an additional

accent or a personalized

$10 OFF

link with an engraved

if your fiancé buys her gown at our store

monogram. Again,

ed Bridal Tux o Savings

the style of your wedding should be kept in mind when picking out all accessories.

Cannot be combined with any other o er or promotion. Cannot be redeemed for cash. Tux rental must be booked more than 7 days prior to event date.

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your big day for many years and you want everyone to look their best! Be sure to give this coupon to your groom and his groomsmen. Mindi Linscombe is the owner of Something New Boutique— Colorado’s #1 choice for brides, located at 11550 Ridge line Drive Colorado Springs, CO. She can be reached at info@somethingnewboutique. com or by visiting www.some thingnewboutique.com.

Mindi Linscombe


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