Santa Barbara Wedding Gown Specialist

Did you know that Ablitt's is Santa Barbara's only certified wedding gown specialist?

As a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS), you also get a access to a network of all the best wedding gown cleaners!

Considering buying a pre-loved wedding dress? Here’s what you need to know 04/22/2024

Pre-loved wedding gowns, good for the environment, good for your budget (maybe) and a great alternative:-)

Considering buying a pre-loved wedding dress? Here’s what you need to know Considering buying a pre-loved wedding dress? Here’s what you need to know - A second-hand dress can be good for your wallet and the planet – but there are some important things to consider.

Santa Barbara Wedding Resource Guide 2024 02/16/2024

Santa Barbara wedding resources!

Santa Barbara Wedding Resource Guide 2024 Married S.B. photographers renew their vows, three unique S.B. wedding stories, and technology trends for your big day.

Disney shows off first-ever villain inspired wedding gowns 02/11/2024

In the "what will they think of next category;-)

Disney shows off first-ever villain inspired wedding gowns Brides now have the option to be their favorite Disney princess or villain on their special day.

27 unique wedding traditions from around the world 08/11/2023

fun!

27 unique wedding traditions from around the world Weddings are often a time for celebration, family, and tradition, and these things can look very different from one culture to the next.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Says Her 1987 Wedding Ball Gown Was Inspired by Princess Diana's Dress 05/28/2023

We love this article about Julia Louis Dreyfus who spends time here in Santa Barbara and has a fun podcast, Wiser Than Me. Enjoy!

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Says Her 1987 Wedding Ball Gown Was Inspired by Princess Diana's Dress Julia Louis-Dreyfus revealed on Live with Kelly and Mark that her wedding ball gown was "fashioned" after Princes Diana's dress

Photos from Santa Barbara Wedding Gown Specialist's post 03/03/2023

Our Wedding Gown Specialists Margarita Miguel and Maribel Ibarra went to the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists gathering in Marin last week to share best practices on wedding gown care to serve our customers even better! Can you see them? (Left front!)

How to Pack a Wedding Dress for a Destination Ceremony 02/20/2023

Travelling with your wedding dress? here is an article to help. . . And Ablitt's has a pamphlet on tips and tricks for travelling with your gown also!

How to Pack a Wedding Dress for a Destination Ceremony Experts share their proven tricks and strategies.

An Elegantly Rustic Dinner Party Wedding in Santa Barbara 02/11/2023

A lovely description of a recent wedding!

An Elegantly Rustic Dinner Party Wedding in Santa Barbara Laura and Danny got married at a waterfront ceremony in Santa Barbara and hosted their natural dinner party reception in a greenhouse. Here are the details.

How to Properly Preserve and Store Your Wedding Dress 2023 Guide - DemotiX 01/28/2023

The answer to the age old question, What to do with your wedding gown after the wedding:-)

How to Properly Preserve and Store Your Wedding Dress 2023 Guide - DemotiX You don't want to let your wedding dress mold away until it's nothing but a pile of cloth and memories. Your special day is worth preserving and making sure it stays in tip-top shape for many years to come.

More couples are choosing 'green' weddings 01/18/2023

Who is organizing green weddings in Santa Barbara? Here is an article to inspire you to go green:-)

More couples are choosing 'green' weddings Couples are giving up traditional extravagance

How It Works 10/17/2022

Are you looking to sell your gown online? Check out PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com! https://preownedweddingdresses.com/pages/how-it-works
Also stillwhite.com.

How It Works Buy or sell new, sample and used designer wedding dresses, accessories, and bridal party gowns. Your dream wedding dress is here - on sale at a truly amazing price!

10/16/2022

Donating Your Wedding Gown: Great resources for brides who want to donate their gown after the big day!

In the U.S., consider donating your wedding gown to WishUponADress.com. They also accept wedding party dresses and other specialty gowns, and all proceeds go to their partner charity WishUponaWedding.org, a non-profit that grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or life altering health circumstances. There is also Fairytale Brides for women on a budget in the District, Maryland, and Virginia as well as The Bridal Garden for the education for disadvantaged children. In Australia, you may donate to the Angel Gown Program or the Salvation Army. Brides Across America accepts cash donations to fund the purchase of wedding gowns for military women.

Watch NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Excerpt: Ohio bride sparks movement of donating wedding dresses and passing them onto others - NBC.com 08/02/2022

Shared Dream Dress, what a beautiful way to pay it forward!
https://www.nbc.com/nbc-nightly-news/video/ohio-bride-sparks-movement-of-donating-wedding-dresses-and-passing-them-onto-others/NBCN184325769

Watch NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt Excerpt: Ohio bride sparks movement of donating wedding dresses and passing them onto others - NBC.com Watch NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt excerpt 'Ohio bride sparks movement of donating wedding dresses and passing them onto others' on NBC.com

This woman gave her wedding dress to a stranger, and inspired others to do the same 07/25/2022

Such a lovely story! What are you doing with your gown after your big day?
https://www.kcbx.org/2022-07-20/this-woman-gave-her-wedding-dress-to-a-stranger-and-inspired-others-to-do-the-same

This woman gave her wedding dress to a stranger, and inspired others to do the same It might only be worn for one night, but many people keep their wedding dresses for years. However, one woman decided to pass her gown to a stranger on Facebook, inspiring others to follow her lead.

20 Silk Wedding Dresses for the Contemporary Bride 06/17/2022

Best Silk Gowns for 2022! Enjoy:-)

20 Silk Wedding Dresses for the Contemporary Bride These silk wedding dresses are the epitome of grace and glamour. Here are some of our favorite options you can buy now.

Santa Barbara’s Historic Courthouse Reopening to Public for Tourism, Weddings 05/01/2022

Hooray! Santa Barbara courthouse is now officially open for weddings again!
https://www.noozhawk.com/article/santa_barbara_historic_courthouse_reopening_plans

Santa Barbara’s Historic Courthouse Reopening to Public for Tourism, Weddings The 1920s landmark building has been open for Superior Court operations but closed to the public since the beginning of the pandemic

How to Find the Best Wedding Dress Style Based On Your Zodiac Sign 03/27/2022

Here's a fun way to find your perfect dress! What's your sign?
https://www.instyle.com/weddings/best-wedding-dress-zodiac-sign

How to Find the Best Wedding Dress Style Based On Your Zodiac Sign Thanks to the stars, your search for 'the one' just got easier.

COVID-19 or cost stopping you from wedding planning? SLO Pop-up Weddings might have the minimony for you 02/13/2022

Has covid affected your wedding planning? Check out the pop-up wedding company in SLO!
https://www.newtimesslo.com/sanluisobispo/whether-its-covid-19-or-cost-concerns-stopping-you-from-wedding-planning-slo-pop-up-weddings-might-have-a-minimony-for-you/Content?oid=12037699

COVID-19 or cost stopping you from wedding planning? SLO Pop-up Weddings might have the minimony for you Jaime and Alec Buxton had their dream wedding planned for 2020: a traditional ceremony with close to 100 of their friends and family there to...

Enter to Win Disney's One-of-a-Kind 50th Anniversary Wedding Gown - Inside the Magic 02/13/2022

Have you entered to win Disney's one of a kind, 50th anniversary wedding gown yet? Do it here!
https://insidethemagic.net/2022/02/disney-50th-anniversary-wedding-gown-contest-kc1/

Enter to Win Disney's One-of-a-Kind 50th Anniversary Wedding Gown - Inside the Magic You have a chance to win Disney's custom-made 50th anniversary-inspired wedding dress. Get the details here.

The 14 Best Santa Barbara Wedding Venues 01/20/2022

Wedding season is approaching! Check out this list of Santa Barbara's best wedding venues. . . . some I never thought of for weddings, one that is new to me, and some old favorites:-)
https://www.purewow.com/weddings/best-santa-barbara-wedding-venues

The 14 Best Santa Barbara Wedding Venues Framed by the Santa Ynez Mountain and the Pacific Ocean, these Santa Barbara wedding venues make for the best spots to enter matrimonial bliss in 'the Queen of the Missions.'

A Design-Forward Desert Wedding in Zion National Park 01/09/2022

Check out Vera Wang's granddaughter's wedding. . . it looks amazing!
https://www.brides.com/design-forward-desert-wedding-zion-5215030

A Design-Forward Desert Wedding in Zion National Park In the middle of Zion National Park, a couple brought 125 friends and family together to celebrate a wedding full of food and artistic designs.

Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation 12/05/2021

If you are a bride in California, you need to know Nayri! Check out her youtube video on Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preserving. Everything you need to know!!!!
(Full disclosure, she interviewed Sasha Ablitt for this video and references Ablitt's several times - but it is great content!)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaoB2rakA38

Wedding Dress Cleaning & Preservation Talking all things bridal gown cleaning and preservation in this week's video! Follow on IG for daily content! Links mentioned in the v...

Photos: Bride walks down the aisle wearing her grandmother's wedding dress from 1961 11/20/2021

Do you have a treasured gown somewhere in storage like this Bride did? Ablitt's can help you restore your gown and create a treasured heirloom memory!

Photos: Bride walks down the aisle wearing her grandmother's wedding dress from 1961 A 23-year-old bride made her special day even more memorable by walking down the aisle wearing her grandmother’s ...

Paris Hilton Rocks Toilet Paper Wedding Dress at Her Backyard Bridal Brunch 11/03/2021

Paris Hilton's toilet paper wedding gown! NOT drycleanable😜

Paris Hilton Rocks Toilet Paper Wedding Dress at Her Backyard Bridal Brunch Paris Hilton continued the celebrations ahead of her wedding to fiancé Carter Reum, who proposed in February

Premier Wedding Gown Care Services from Ablitt's — Santa Barbara Wedding Style 10/16/2021

thank you Santa Barbara Wedding Style for the love❤
https://www.santabarbarawedding.com/blog/premier-wedding-gown-care-services-from-ablitts

Premier Wedding Gown Care Services from Ablitt's — Santa Barbara Wedding Style For most brides, finding that perfect wedding gown is exciting and one of the most significant and meaningful parts of their big day. And luckily, Santa Barbara is full of incredible boutiques and shops ready to help each bride-to-be find her dream dress - including one of the city’s best, Ana Mar...

A Look Back on How Historical Events Impacted Bridal Fashion 08/22/2021

How historical events have impacted bridal fashion:-) From Queen Victoria to Social Media!

A Look Back on How Historical Events Impacted Bridal Fashion Fashion experts and historians weigh in on historical events and their powerful impact on bridal fashion, decade-by-decade.

Here's What It's Really Like to Plan a Wedding During a Pandemic - E! Online 07/04/2021

Here's what its really like to plan a wedding (in Santa Barbara) during a pandemic! We love it:-)

Here's What It's Really Like to Plan a Wedding During a Pandemic - E! Online While weddings are coming back, many engaged couples still face cancelations and postponements. So, how do you plan a wedding during COVID-19? An E! News bride-to-be takes us through her journey.

06/14/2021
50+ Pandemic Wedding Trends That Are Here to Stay for Good 05/14/2021

Pandemic Wedding Trends that may be here to stay!

50+ Pandemic Wedding Trends That Are Here to Stay for Good Industry experts reflect on 50-plus ways the pandemic has had a positive effect on the wedding landscape.

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