The Barefoot Bride

We do fabulous from veil to toes!

Every bride should be able to wear her dream dress without having to sacrifice style & elegance because of budget. Serving the Mid South area as well as internet customers, The Barefoot Bride provides personalized bridal consultations to make your day special without breaking the bank.

  
As a Wedding Gown Broker, The Barefoot Bride offers an array of beautiful designer wedding gowns at a fraction of the price.  We specialize in brokering gowns for discontinued Designer gowns, Boutiques that are going out of business, Samples, Overstocks, "brides with two" and individually consigned designer gowns.

99% of our gowns are BRAND NEW ~ 1% are gently loved consigned gowns.

All gowns are 3 years old or less, in new or like new condition and are offered at up to 80% off retail in a wide variety of sizes from 0 - 30.  With a constantly changing stock, you never know what you might find!  

**We only have a samplin' of our gowns on this website ~ be sure to watch our facebook page for gowns that arrive daily***

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The Barefoot Bride believes that your special day begins with a fun, stress free shopping environment where brides can kick off their shoes and enjoy the experience of finding their dream dress! 

At The Barefoot Bride ~  We do fabulous from veil to toes!

 Open By Appointment Only

Open 7 Days a Week 

 Call, text or email for your appointment

901-481-6906 ~  thebarefootbride@hotmail.com 

Appointments available 7 days a week

Be sure to leave a message and we'll call you back asap!

Wedding gown brokers ~ Not your average consignment store!

As one of the only wedding gown brokers in the country, it always tickles me when brides come in and say "I don't mind if a gown has been worn, I am looking for a deal!"  What makes me giddy is to explain that The Barefoot Bride, Memphis' premier bridal boutique, brokers wedding dresses for major manufacturers, wedding designers and bridal salons across the country to sell overstocked, sample, discontinued wedding gowns at huge discounts straight off the rack.

Our brides save 30 - 80% off wedding dresses that have never been worn.  As a matter of fact only 1% of our over 1500 wedding gowns have actually been consigned.  Most of those have never been worn; coming from cancelled weddings or brides with two gowns!  

Well, heck you say!  How does THAT work?  It's easy ... traditional bridal salons hang sample gowns in sample sizes for brides to come try on and order in the correct size.  In 3-5 months the gown arrives!  When the gown is no longer available, the salon, designer or manufacturer can no longer order/sell it.  This is where we swoop in to take inventory off their hands and offer it to our MidSouth and Memphis brides at significant discounts!  Same BIG designer names ~ same quality ~ just better prices.  

 

Is just saving moola the benefit?  NOPE! ~ Check out many great reasons to buy from a The Barefoot Bride wedding gown broker ~   

  • Instant Gratification ~ Brides walk out of the store with their Barefoot Bride wedding dress!
  • Sizing ~ No surprises on sizing because you can actually try on gowns in YOUR size not sample sizes!
  • Variety!!  The Barefoot Bride's wedding dress inventory changes daily.   You never know what you'll find ~ you just know it's going to be a steal of a deal!
  • Save save save!!  Only a few "gently loved" gowns(less than 1% of our inventory) in stock which have all been professionally dry cleaned to ensure they are in pristine condition!
  • BIG name designers not found in Memphis or the Mid South allows you to create your own personal style.
  • Personalized Service ~  Open by appointment provides the bride a private one on one experience to ensure they find the "one".  The Barefoot Bride staff is trained to work with our brides to find them the perfect gown in a stress free, fun, no pressure environment.  Since our inventory changes daily, a bride may not find what they are looking for the first time - not to worry, we'll give you a shout if we see something that will work for you!

Call us crazy but we love what we do ~ don't be surprised to see The Barefoot Bride at your local bridal salons chasing down overstocks or stalking designers at the national Bridal Markets to get them to let us broker their gowns!  We do what it takes to bring the best wedding dresses to Memphis and the Mid South ~ We love what we do!!

 

 

 

 

Appy (ily) ever after ~

Which wedding app is right for you?

Wow oh wow .... gone are the days of your Mom calling the neighbors to tell everyone you're engaged ~ even the semi progressive paper "save the dates" are going to the wayside.  Everyone is going wireless with wedding websites or aps!

In the age of limitless technology, why not share your happy news AND info about your wedding on your own website or personalized ap.  Sound a little ego centric?  Pssshhhaahhh ... it's the wave of the future ~ sign of the times and a super cool way to have your wedding party and guests in tune with what's going on!

Personal fave Apps like Appycouple allows for a personalized outlet for you and your beau to share all the happs (hee hee) of your day including travel arrangements, events and even social media clips of you and your wedding party!  You can collect guest photos, get RSVPS and create your own wedding website for the less tech at heart.

Remember the disposable cams left on tables for guests to capture the "moment" ... 9 times out of 10 they were capturing moments that you'd likely forget or get arrested for developing!  Voila ... how about suggesting wedpics.com OR creating your own hashtag for twitter or instagram?  

There are even apps for big DYI planner brides ~ stop lugging around that big binder and check out The Knot's Ultimate Wedding Planner App  It's FREE and gives you unlimited resources to gowns, vendors, themes and all things weddings!

When all else fails and you need to go all "retro"  Try these free wedding websites!  www.weddingwire.com ~ www.ewedding.com ~ www,mywedding.com ~ and MORE!

  

 

 

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Blushing Brides ~ not just your cheeks!

WOW ... so excited to see some COLOR in this year's Memphis wedding gown trends.  

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Stunning floaty ballgowns, mermaid ruffles, even blush lace creates a timeless edgy look for any bride.  Blush can come in shades as dark as pink or just a slight rose tint to the traditional ivory.  

Look for shades that compliment your skin tone and wedding color choices ~ the good news?  Blush is neutral so the sky is the limit!

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BLUSH or pink or rose or whatever you want to call it (even oatmeal!) has been requested more and more by Memphis brides and we LOVE it!!  

Wedding gowns like the Watters Olivia in the crazy shade of oatmeal has been the number one pinned gown on pinterest.  We sold our Olivia quickly as the blush craze hit Memphis.

  Blush is not only trendy but it looks amazing on all different skin tones.  It brings a warm glow to those "blushing Memphis brides!" and photographs like a dream!

Vera Wang, Jim Hjelm, Christina Wu are just a few of the designers The Barefoot Bride carries in "blush" or faint shades of pink or rose.  

Check out a few of our favorite styles/shades ~ Thanks to Watters ~ Reem Acra ~ Vera and more!!

Here we go!

Well well well after almost three years of planning to "get to" a blog about The Barefoot Bride ~ here it is!  Sorry, we've been a little preoccupied with gowns and weddings and fun that we've been delayed a bit!  

We're so excited to get started to share some of our fun filled ideas about being a bride, wedding planning and maintaining your sanity throughout the whole process!  And maybe a few stories from our fave brides! 

We've heard it all ... ok we think we have ... and seen enough ~ enough to make us buy disposable panties for the dressing room.  Hopefully this blog will give you a few tips and lots of laughs.  

Happy Wedding! 

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