Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Nordstrom enters the wedding world!

Weddings can be super stressful. Nordstrom prides itself in customer service. What's a better combination?

I've been a Nordstrom junkie since my mom and grandparents first took me to a mall. I even joined the teen Fashion Board at my local store in high school. And I worked in both women's clothing and the spa during breaks from college. There's just something about getting a quality product with impeccable service that will never go out of style.

So when I loaded the Nordstrom site last night to check out the latest shoe sale and saw this, I squealed:

(all screenshots via Nordstrom.com)

Even before the engagement, I knew from my obsession with this site that Nordstrom stocked off-the-rack wedding dresses, better described as whitish evening gowns, and for a more casual, designer-doesn't-matter gal like me, that's a great fit. But you had to get lucky searching through the occasion dress section and hope something ivory popped up, like one of my favorite Weddingbee bloggers did.

But this new section is a one-stop shop. The mini-site is organized by wedding role (bride, groom, mothers, etc.) and within that has links to all the necessities (undergarments, shoes, attire, etc.). Once you pick your category, Nordstrom's usual awesome search features let you sort by price and even narrow by size or color.

 Not to mention, how cute are those shoes?

What sets this apart from just your usual shopping experience is that there's also a fabric guide to consider how things would feel and look, a wedding FAQ page to get everything answered at once, and best of all, a list of in-store wedding specialists. OMG, I would DIE to have that job! Even if you're not near a stylist, Nordstrom touts that there's one available via online chat or over the phone.

And the best part about using Nordstrom as a wedding resource is that if you don't like it, you can return it in store or through the mail. No hassles, no pesky restrictions. The company makes it really that simple.

And isn't simple what you'd love to hear while wedding planning?

Do you love Nordstrom as much as I do? What do you think about department stores getting in on the wedding game?

3 comments:

  1. Hey Sharon,
    Love the post. I've only shopped at Nordstrom's two or three times in my life, but I bought my ivory wedding dress there last summer. It was a good fit and a good price!
    ~Lauren Brooks

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  2. Hey Lauren -- Glad to hear you found your wedding dress at Nordstrom; I'm sure you look great in it!

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  3. Love the idea. White House Black Market, The Limited and Urban Outfitters are all getting into the wedding game too!

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