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Wedding Gowns for Fall 2017 from Schaffer’s Bridal | Scottsdale, Arizona
categories: bridal fashions, Trends, Wedding Inspiration

Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 have arrived in most bridal shops by now and we are absolutely thrilled with what we’ve seen so far- there are backs to die for, versatile styles, floral embroidery that will blow you away, and some classic styles that are enjoying their moment in the spotlight. We asked Elite Circle bridal shop Schaffer’s Bridal in Scottsdale for their top picks for this fall’s wedding gown line up and here’s what they shared with us:

Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Sottero and Midgley: We love this style because it features a low back, as well as the perfect sweetheart neckline to flatter any bride. It is a fitted silhouette with bold intricate lace that we cant get enough of!

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Maggie Sottero: This gown is for the vintage bride with a twist! It is an all over lace gown with a beaded key-hole back and crystal detail buttons to finish it off.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Maggie Sottero: The perfect gown for a glamorous bride that is looking for a fitted dress with a fun skirt and a low back. The bodice is fully beaded and fits like a glove.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Pronovias: A classic wedding gown featuring a sleek fit with detachable off the shoulder straps for a versatile look. It is perfect for a bride who is all about comfort!

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Pronovias: For the bride that is looking for a dress with the perfect sleeve, this dress has it all! This gown features lace, beading, and a full skirt for the bride that wants it all.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Hayley Paige: The perfect dress for a bride looking for a fully beaded wedding gown with gorgeous back detail. It is fully fitted with a slight flare in the skirt.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Blush by Hayley Paige: The “Dayton” gown is a modern and exciting twist on a lace and tulle ball gown. The skirt is finished with layers of horse hair for a fun and flirty look. It is perfect for the bride who wants the look of a lace bodice and the skirt of a ball gown.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Blush by Hayley Paige: This flowy ivory A-line gown is perfect for style and comfort! The bodice is finished with beaded cap sleeves and a key hole back.

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Paloma Blanca: This all over lace A-line wedding gown is a classic look with a plunging neckline and a low back. The double beaded bands across the waistline adds the perfect flare to this soft lace dress. Not to mention, it has POCKETS!

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Wedding gowns for Fall 2017 | Lazaro:  This floral embroidered wedding gown has it all! With the gorgeous V neckline in the front and the back, all the attention will be on the bride. The gorgeous belt detail is a finishing touch to complete the perfect bridal look.

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OK brides, we know where you’re headed to get your fill of wedding gowns for Fall 2017—we can’t wait to see the beautiful gowns you choose!

About Schaffer’s Bridal: For nearly 60 years, Schaffer’s has been making shopping for your special event as memorable as the event…Whether searching for an elegant ballgown or seeking the latest fit-and-flare, our gowns feature superior quality and luxurious fabrics. Stop in and see for yourself. You’re certain to find a gown that’s perfect for you!

Schaffer’s Bridal is located at 7293 N Scottsdale Road, Ste. B103 | 480.998.2298 | Website

Xoxo, Phoenix Bride & Groom…your complete Arizona wedding magazine and wedding planning resource

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Arizona Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Schaffer’s Bridal Store
categories: bridal fashions, Meet Our Friends, Trends

As fun as shopping for your perfect wedding gown is (and it’s fun, trust us), it  may not be as easy as you think. Ideally, you should begin shopping for your dress about 9 months before your wedding date, even if you think you already know exactly what you want in a gown, because you’ll likely encounter some common shopping challenges; many times what brides think will look good on them doesn’t, a specific design/designer is not readily available, and the reality of a budget can be a mismatch with the dream of channeling royalty.

With that being said, your dress shopping experience can be a success if you start smart. And by smart I mean: partner up with a bridal shop that has a large selection of designers you like, provides amazing customer service, and has a genuine passion for pretty. Start with a place like Schaffer’s.


Laurie from Schaffer’s tells us: We carry something for everyone, regardless of budget. I think that’s important for brides to understand. Many bridal stores are known as “high end”, but we are not. Our store is completely structured by price. The worst thing we can do is show a bride a dress that is outside of her comfort price point. It’s like looking at houses- why would you look at million dollar houses if your budget is no where near that?

As far as trends in bridal gowns, we are seeing a lot of lace gowns. Also fun skirts, those with layers or tiers, are popular. Many of our brides are also looking for “simple” gowns with plans to customize them with accessories like belts or brooches for detailing.


(Gowns L to R: Alvina Valenta/#9161, Atelier Diagonal/Oran, Sottero & Midgley/Tracey)


(Pronovias: Pergola, Mullet, Petunia)

Another thing we are seeing: brides who are incorporating sentimental pieces in their dress from family members who have passed on. For example, we had a bride have us sew a part of her grandfather’s tie into her dress, in the shape of a heart, so he could be there with her on her special day! We had another bride have us redo her mother’s headpiece into something more modern so she could wear it. I LOVE when brides ask us to do things like that. It makes us all feel sentimental!

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 (Maggie Sottero: Karena Royale, Clarice, Lorie)

What makes Schaffer’s a standout in the wedding industry? Our staff is well educated in the bridal and fashion industry- making them experts in bridal fashion- and we pride ourselves on creating a unique and memorable experience for every customer we meet. Our consultants are extensively trained in fabrics, silhouettes, trends and manufacturers, spend time with the bride throughout her dress search, and are able to accommodate bridal parties as well.

After contacting a few Real Schaffer’s Brides, I realized just how much Schaffer’s means it when they say they are “creating a unique and memorable experience for every customer we meet”. These 3 brides exemplify the relationship Schaffer’s builds with their customers and how they are more than willing to make their brides happy, no matter what it takes.

Real Schaffer’s Bride Libby

Libby: Buying my dress at Schaffer’s Bridal was the best decision I could have ever made due to their impeccable customer service and extreme attention to detail. Their one mission was to make sure I was 100% happy and they accomplished that task perfectly. I must also mention that the staff made certain they stayed within my budget while maintaining a very high end look for my wedding day. I couldn’t have been happier!

Laurie from Schaffer’s adds: She’s a DOLL and we loved working with her!!!

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(Photo credit: Drew Brashler Photography)

Real Schaffer’s Bride Shelly

Shelly: I loved Schaffers and always use it as my first place of reference for any friends looking for bridal dresses or just fun, different dresses for a special event.  The interior is amazing and the staff is so sweet and helpful.  I ended up buying my wedding dress the first time I walked in because I found a dress that was different than anything I had ever seen before.  I had about 5 fittings between the initial try-on and the bridal portraits and I always had a great, relaxing time when I was in the store. Especially since my family and mom live out of state, it was nice to have some people around with opinions I trusted!

Laurie from Schaffer’s adds: Shelly actually bought a dress at Schaffer’s AND we remade her mother’s wedding gown to wear at her reception!


(Photo credit: Allison Bess Photography)

Real Schaffer’s Bride Laila

Laila: My experience at Schaffer’s was terrific. They brought my dream dress to life. I am from California and went all over Southern California to find my dress and could not find it. When I came to visit my in- laws in Arizona, my sister in law found the dress at Schaffer’s before my visit. The staff at Schaffer’s are very friendly and did not pressure me when it came to purchasing my wedding gown. I added extra beading, made several changes to the dress, and everything I wanted on my dress was brought to life without any trouble.

Laurie adds: She {Laila} purchased her dress here and we added so much bling to it, which was already blinged out…she was gorgeous!

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(Photo credit: Robert Yee Photography)

Readers, we know shopping for your gown is a huge item on your wedding planning list and our #1 piece of advice when shopping is to go to a reputable bridal shop like Schaffer’s.

Happy Shopping from your Arizona Wedding Blog!



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