Are you planning to Tie the Knot?

The Savvy Shopper

No, not me! I had a beautiful wedding on the beach, then helped my daughter plan her wedding on the beach. Such fun and soo much planning! While I was in Naples this week I stopped in Tie the Knot, a shop of bridal couture collections in Uptown Center. The shop has been there for five years, manager Jackye Pontius said their busiest season is now.

They are a closed stock room which means you must have an appointment. She sits with the brides one on one and gets to know them. Buying a gown is a big investment and very confusing if you go in a shop and there are a kazillion hanging on racks to choose from. Jackye finds out what the bride has in mind then brings out a few gowns from the back that she thinks is to their liking. They have a large selection all in sample sizes 10-12 but order any size you need generally taking six months. So attention all you brides-to-be....PLAN EARLY!! Then there won't be any disappointments.

The most popular style now is strapless in white satin and a long cathedral veil. Red or black seems to be the in thing for the bridesmaids either long or tea length.But there are gowns in every color.

You will find a lot of designer gowns like Lazaro and Ramona Keveza.
Many Christmas weddings are being planned. 40% of her brides are destination brides, they come from all over and most want beach weddings. They find her shop by going on line to

Jackye said she treats all her brides like a princess. She holds their hand all the way to make their decisions as easy as can be. She is also a wedding planner so can help with every detail. If the bride wants to do her own thing but needs a photographer or florist for instance, Jackye will refer them to her or give her some suggestions or she can plan the whole thing for a glorious wedding!

Tie the Knot carries shoes, veils and head pieces. They are already picking up new lines for next season. Also found, a clearance rack of sample gowns at 30 to 70% off!

Tie the Knot is located in Uptown Center at 2700 Immokalee Rd. Suite 9 in Naples. Phone for your appointment 591-1616.

This is a unique, hands on wedding boutique!

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