Welcome back to another installment of Real Weddings Magazine’s Partner Profiles!
Today, we highlight the incredibly wonderful Sandy Keller of Advantage Bridal. Sandy’s always been so gracious to allow us to borrow some of her fabulous wedding accessories for our photo shoots. Have you been to her site lately? Yeah, lots of really cool wedding stuff there!
Take it away Sandy!
Specialty? Wedding and special occasion attire, accessories and gifts.
When did you establish your business? 1992, within minutes of delivering my third child.
What sets you apart from your competition? We have the largest online selection, and manufacture many of our own products so they are exclusive to us alone.
Where do you find inspiration? Reading fashion journals and following the latest styles celebrities are wearing, shopping the malls, nature, old architecture.
When you opened shop, what was your promise to your customers? To deliver top quality products at affordable prices, in the most timely manner.
Do you have any hidden talents? Mind-reading, particularly my husband’s. Driving fast and not getting a traffic ticket. Tweeting, something I previously thought only birds did.
What song is the soundtrack to your business day (or at least to how you feel right now)? “When You Wish Upon A Star”
Wine, Champagne, Beer or Cocktail? If you are buying, I would like to order a mint mojito!!
What is your favorite flower? Stargazer Lily
Do you regularly blog? What’s your blog site? Yes, site.advantagebridal.com/blog
Where is your favorite place to travel? New Orleans—bless dem boys!!
If you weren’t in the wedding industry, what would you be doing? Jumping feet first into establishing a foundation to help women with breast cancer. Since I am in the wedding industry, I have to rein myself in and take baby steps, but I am establishing a non-profit this year for women who cannot afford reconstruction.
What three things are you most grateful for in life? My supportive husband, my healthy children and my wonderful friends.
If you were to plan your own wedding, or re-do your wedding, what element would be most important to you? I would have a party this time! We had a tiny wedding in Las Vegas and didn’t celebrate it in a big way.
What is the best advice you can give to brides and grooms getting married today? Order everything early! We get so many last minute orders and we just hate to disappoint brides with news that we can’t give them what they desire to have on their wedding day or honeymoon. Also, manufacturers discontinue products frequently, and if they wait to buy it later, it may not be available.
Anything else you’d like to share with Real Weddings Magazine’s brides? If you have an idea for custom apparel, let us know and we’ll create it for you! We specialize in unique items and making wedding accessories that are unique to each bride.
Find out more about Sandy and her team at AdvantageBridal.com online or by calling them at 877-933-7467.
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