{review} Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique

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Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique offers elegant gowns at a budget- friendly cost

Request more pricing, details and info from this vendor!Located in the quaint village of New Sarum, Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique offers a collection of amazing wedding dresses. New Sarum is just outside St. Thomas, London and Aylmer and is easily accessible from the 401. The consignment boutique attracts brides from as far as Windsor to Niagara Falls.

Since opening for business on June 1, 2013, Tamara Witlox Peters has welcomed many brides-to-be through her doors. The boutique carries new and nearly-new wedding dresses as well as mother of the bride dresses. A consigned gown does not necessarily mean ‘used’. It just means the dress is being sold by a third party and this equates to significant savings. In fact, it’s a great way to find a current style designer wedding gown at 30 to 60 percent off the original retail price.

Staff at The Ring sat down with Tamara Witlox Peters at Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique to learn more about how Tamara can help you find your perfect wedding gown for a great price.

Too pretty to leave in a closet…

A wedding dress is a beautiful thing and according to Tamara, they are simply too pretty to leave hanging in a closet or stored in a box after the big day. “I wanted to see them being loved again and again, so I thought a consignment shop would be the ideal solution,” explains Tamara. “Now girls can recoup some of their investment and brides-to-be can find amazing, beautiful (and in many cases still brand new) designer wedding gowns at budget prices. I also live as “green” as possible and love to know that I can help recycle these beautiful gowns.”

Tamara wasn’t a stranger to the wedding industry before opening her consignment business three years ago. Her husband, has owned and operated A&M Sounds Disc Jockey Services for the past 31 years. “I have had considerable contact with couples as they plan their big day,” admits Tamara, adding that budget is often a topic of discussion. “For many brides, their dream wedding dress is one item they are not willing to negotiate on and who can blame them? We start daydreaming about our wedding at a very young age and we all want to look and feel like the princesses we are. I am happy to be able to provide dream dresses at budget prices.”

In store: brand new, pre-owned & gently used

On average, Tamara has over 250 dresses available and inventory changes almost daily. New, pre-owned and gently used bridal gowns are available in sizes ranging from petite to plus sizes.

Tamara encourages brides to think about a wedding dress like a new car. It decreases in price as soon as it leaves the bridal shop, but it doesn’t decrease in value. “Ask yourself, why buy new from a traditional bridal shop when you can buy new (although all dresses here are pre-owned, 50 percent of them are still brand new) or gently used for a fraction of the price. I love being able to help my brides find their dream dress,” admits Tamara. “Every bride deserves to feel and look like a princess on their wedding day!”

Savvy Bridal Consignment also carries mother of the bride and groom dresses, as well as flower girl dresses. Tamara encourages clients to visit her Facebook page to see what inventory is available at the boutique. She regularly posts pictures of available dresses and provides size information and other relevant details.

For her July 9, 2016 wedding, Tahlia Rimnyak contacted Tamara at Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique to find her wedding dress. “Savvy Bridal provided a very welcoming and low-pressure environment to try on and purchase a wedding dress. Additionally, it is a local business which offered cost effective options,” says Tahlia.

Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique is open by appointment only. This allows Tamara to provide a better and more personalized service to each and every bride-to-be that walks into her boutique. Appointments are available seven days a week and Tamara encourages clients to connect with her by email or text to arrange a time that is convenient for your schedule. If you should need to cancel or reschedule, Tamara requests 24 hour notice. By opening for appointments only, it allows Tamara to keep operating costs down, which means those savings can be passed on to her clients.

“Appointments are free, but I do ask that only serious brides book,” says Tamara. Savvy Bridal Consignment gets a lot of business from referrals and word-of-mouth. “Service is relaxed and private – not to mention a lot of fun!”

For Tahlia, it was the personalized service that attracted her to Savvy Bridal, aside from the great prices. “Tamara offered one-on-one services with a very personalized touch. There was no pressure to purchase, and she was extremely helpful with her opinion,” explains Tahlia. “Tamara had a wide range of dress options, much more than what I expected for the area. She had full range of sizes and styles.”

Three reasons brides shop at Savvy Bridal…

1. Personalized, one-on-one services

2. No pressure sales

3. Relaxed atmosphere in the shop for a memorable shopping experience

For Tahlia, Tamara provided a stress free and personal shopping experience. “Tamara exceeded expectations, and provided a low cost, high quality option for my wedding dress,” she says, adding that she would not hesitate to recommend Savvy Bridal to brides looking for their wedding gown.

What a bride loves…

“From start to finish Tamara was so accommodating in helping my daughter Danielle find the perfect designer dress for her wedding at such an affordable price. Don’t let the word consignment discourage you. We purchased a brand new Maggie Sottero wedding dress and we didn’t pay the designer price. She has an eye for finding the right accessories as well. She knows her product and we had a wonderful time in her shop. I would highly recommend that you visit her shop in New Sarum before heading to another bridal shop and emptying your pocket book. It is also worth noting that her husband is an excellent DJ and we will be using his services for my daughter’s wedding in September.” – Rose

“This was my first wedding dress appointment and the service was outstanding! I was expecting to get flustered, overwhelmed, but she was prepared for my visit with dresses my size and what I was looking for. It was fun and very comfortable getting in and out of those dresses even the huge ones with long trains! Tamara is very quick to respond and very friendly all the way through.” – Lisa

“Tamara is awesome. I’m a second time bride but this was the first and only stop I needed. I walked in unsure of what I wanted but Tamara helped me find the perfect dress. The experience was so amazing that my daughters who were with me are planning to visit the shop themselves when the time comes for them.” – Bernadette

“Tamara was lovely – she was so friendly, attentive and helpful. She knows the business, the brands and cares about what her brides are looking for. I’m recommending her to all of my engaged friends!” – Heather

“Savvy Bridal is an amazing little consignment boutique that offers a one on one dress shopping experience. Tamara is so lovely and kind and really cares about the dresses and helping you to find the perfect one. I love consignment shopping, so this felt like the ultimate consignment buy for me. All of the dresses are in brand new condition (some of them never even worn). I was so happy to be able to buy a dress that I love without having to spend a fortune on it! I recommend this boutique to anyone I talk to and am happy to say that I bought my dress here.” – Lauren

Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique-BeckyVeenPhotography (4)Details, details, details…

  • Open by appointment only
  • 24 hour cancellation notice is required if unable to attend appointment
  • Appointments are available seven days a week
  • A non-refundable $50 deposit is required to hold a dress
  • A dress will be held for a maximum of seven days after which time payments must begin
  • Payment can be made by cash, e-transfer or personalized cheque
  • All sales are final

Contacting Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique

To learn more about Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique, and to book your private appointment contact Tamara Witlox Peters by phone (519) 673-9754 or directly by email using the form below. :) You can also visit Savvy Bridal Consignment Boutique online at www.savvybridal.ca.

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