69 episodes

Wedding dress shopping is such an essential part of a bride’s story! We want to explore, explain and celebrate the bridal process and also give you a glimpse of everything that happens behind the scenes! We will talk candidly about today’s bride and how she searches for a dress, and all things related to that journey! You will also be privy to the way the process happens on the other end – from the salon’s point of view: dealing with the brides and their families, the crazy bridezillas we put up with as well as the sweet ones that make us cry!

The Gown and Beyond Love and Lace Bridal

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

Wedding dress shopping is such an essential part of a bride’s story! We want to explore, explain and celebrate the bridal process and also give you a glimpse of everything that happens behind the scenes! We will talk candidly about today’s bride and how she searches for a dress, and all things related to that journey! You will also be privy to the way the process happens on the other end – from the salon’s point of view: dealing with the brides and their families, the crazy bridezillas we put up with as well as the sweet ones that make us cry!

    The Past, Present, and Future

    The Past, Present, and Future

    Ramona gets vulnerable and shares her life story, from growing up in Romania, to her move to the States, to her crazy career path that led her from law school to eventually founding her bridal salon, Love & Lace. She shares her vision for the salon’s future as well as some interesting facts about herself that might surprise you.
    Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

    • 31 min
    Bridal Horror Stories

    Bridal Horror Stories

    Ramona & Ashley share some of their wildest stories serving their brides, both from personal experience and through fan submissions. From the jealousy of bridesmaids to overbearing parents to possessive in-laws, there is no shortage of drama in the wedding planning process. These stories are sure to entertain and make your jaw drop at least once!
    Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

    • 34 min
    Staying Positive While Testing Negative

    Staying Positive While Testing Negative

    There have been many of changes to how you shop at Love & Lace, but it’s not all negative! Ramona and Ashley talk about what wedding dress shopping looks like now due to restrictions for COVID-19.  They reminisce about pre-COVID days, and how some of the new protocols are actually lending themselves to a more intimate experience.
    Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

    • 33 min
    A Look Back at 2020

    A Look Back at 2020

    Ramona and Ashley reflect on the events of this crazy year from wildfires in Australia, the death of Kobe Bryant, COVID-19 and how it has affected business, to being evacuated from their own homes during fires in California.  They also reveal the 3 words their brides used to describe 2020. Some of them might surprise you!
    Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

    • 33 min
    The Impact Window Shopping has on Bridal Shops as a Small Business

    The Impact Window Shopping has on Bridal Shops as a Small Business

    Shopping for your wedding gown can be exciting and fun.  However, there is a growing trend of brides who are window shopping for their gowns without the intent of making a purchase.  Ramona explains how and why this is having a negative impact on small bridal salons who offer a very personalized experience.  She also suggests options if you are not yet ready to purchase your gown but would like to get an idea of what you want. 
    Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com
     

    • 26 min
    Remaining Excited for Your Big Day

    Remaining Excited for Your Big Day

    With everything going on, it can be really hard to stay excited about your wedding day.  However, as a veteran of the wedding industry, Ramona offers some strategies to prepare your mindset so that you can still have an exciting and memorable wedding during these really difficult times. 
    She also reminds brides that being flexible and willing to compromise will help you avoid disappointment.  Picking the right tribe of people around you to stay focused and centered will help.  And why having open communication with your vendors will ensure seamless execution of what you want.
    Learn more at TheGownandBeyond.com. And if you’re ready to get that perfect wedding gown, come see us at loveandlacebridalsalon.com

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

MsSuarezzz ,

Ecstatic

I’m ecstatic to start my shopping experience. I have my appointment with love and lace on Friday(in LA) and I cannot wait. Listening to this podcast has reassured the excitement and eagerness that comes with finding “the one”. The topics you have touched up on are so realistic and helpful. I’m just finishing up episode 9, but I’d love to hear more on the designers you have. thank you ladies!!

brooksyy123 ,

Sooo helpful!

Love sharing this podcast with my friends who just got engaged or think that day might be coming up soon... They cover everything you need to know when you go dress shopping and so many things you didn’t even think about! And I love how they keep it real with us. So good!

JohnnyBoy234583 ,

You have to listen!

These ladies and their 30 minute nuggets of wisdom, laughs and personal experience are the highlight to my week. Their insight is so helpful and helps put a lot of the wedding planning (and the stress of it) into perspective. You guys need to check it out!

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