Our friends at BRIDES magazine recently shared “7 Tips Every Bride Should Know” about wedding dress alternations—and it was such great advice, we just had to pass it along to you.

Wedding Gown Alteration Tips

{Photo by Donna Newman Photography}

Here are seven key things to remember when it comes to bridal alterations…

1) Stay on schedule
BRIDES recommends buying a dress 10 months before your wedding, if possible. Keep in mind, once ordered, it could take up to five months to arrive in the salon.

2) Remember to budget for alterations
Bridal alterations can be charged per services or at some salons, are a flat fee based on what is needed to make the dress fit you perfectly. Design changes can cost anywhere from $50 to a few hundred based on the style changes you may need.

3) Be mindful of your anticipated wedding weight
As Terry Hall of Kleinfeld Bridal shared with BRIDES, “Never order a too-small dress as motivation.” It is always easier to take a larger dress in than to let a smaller one out. Instead, consider a dress with structure.

4) Wear your wedding shoes
To ensure the perfect hem, you’ll want to make sure the shoes you are wearing are the same pair, or at least the same height, as the ones you’ll wear on your wedding day.

Wedding Gown Alteration Tips

{Photo by Sarah DiCicco Photography}

5) Go for a hemline that grazes the ground
The hemline is very important to ensure you won’t trip on your dress. As Monique Lhuillier’s director of alterations, Rita Ertl, told BRIDES: “With your hem grazing the floor, you will be able to walk, dance, and mingle with your guests.”

6) Bring along the undergarments and accessories you’ll wear on the Big Day
You want to wear exactly what your will be wearing on your wedding day, including shapewear, for the best possible tailoring.

7) Bring a friend
It’s always best to have a buddy. Bring your mom or your best friend with you so you have an extra set of eyes and someone you trust to discuss any alteration decisions.

See the full list of wedding dress alteration tips and advice at brides.com

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01 Sep 2017

Summer’s not over just yet. It’s the perfect long weekend to savor the sunshine, relax by the water and sip something refreshing…

Labor Day Weekend at The Breakers Palm Beach

Labor Day Weekend at The Breakers Palm BeachIf you need a recipe, we’ve got plenty. Take a peek at a few of our favorites…

>The Breakers’ Skinny Piña Colada
>Rose Pops
>The Breakers’ Flirtini
>Red Wine Sangria

View all of our ‘Something to Sip On’ cocktail recipes.


If you’re staying with us, we have fun-filled weekend planned. See the complete line-up of activities.

 Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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Searching for the perfect gown for your spring wedding? We’re loving the latest looks and trends that came down the aisle during Bridal Fashion Week this past April. From gowns with sheer corsets, cascading ruffles, shades of blue, pearl embellishments, statement bows and allover beading, we can’t wait to see a Breakers’ bride rock one of these new styles.

From Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta to Marchesa and Naeem Khan, here’s a peek inside Spring 2018 Bridal looks…

Sheer Corsets

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Sheer Corsets

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Marchesa, Ines Di Santo, Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta

Cascading Ruffles

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Cascading Ruffles

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Marchesa,  Christian SirianoInes Di Santo, Oscar de la Renta

Shades of Blue

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Shades of Blue

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Reem Acra, Mira Zwillinger, Randy Fenoli for Kleinfeld

Pearl Embellishments

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Pearl Embellishments

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Anne BargeTemperley London, Lela Rose

Statement Bows

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Statement Bows

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Temperley LondonOscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa

Allover Beading

Bridal Spring 2018 Fashion: Allover Beading

Photos courtesy of designers | From Left: Jenny Packham, Christian SirianoMira Zwillinger, Naeem Khan

What will you rock down the aisle?

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They say the creation of the original banana split dessert dates back to 1904… Today, we give thanks to that soda shop owner from Pennsylvania and raise a spoon to the celebrated sundae!

A fun take on the classic treat—and a timeless wedding favorite—meet The Breakers’ “Retro” Banana Split…

The Breakers Retro Banana Split

{Photo by Jeff Kolodny Photography}

Our split features Häagen Dazs Strawberry, Chocolate, and Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Dipped Bananas and Gooey Macadamias. It’s served with Bailey’s Whipped Double Cream and Caramel Rum and Fudge sauces—plus, the toppings, of course.

The Breakers Retro Banana Split

{Photo by Dennis Kwan Photography}

…and, there are topping options! Each dessert features three Fluted Chocolate Cups with M&M’s, Toffee Bits, Mini Marshmallows, Candied Nuts or Sprinkles.

The perfect compliment to any wedding cake, our Retro Banana Split is the perfect sweet treat to add to your wedding menu.

Happy Banana Split Day! 

Today, dessert is a must. If you’re ready to indulge tonight, we’re serving traditional and non-traditional Banana Split desserts throughout our restaurants. It’s hard to pick a favorite but Flagler Steakhouse’s split is pretty divine: Coconut dipped tempura banana with double fudge chocolate, slow churned vanilla ice cream, strawberries and whipped cream.

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  1. Kimble Photography Aug 30, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Wedding deserts are my favorite! All the scrumptious delectables are so creative and beautiful it makes me feel bad to eat them sometimes because it took so much time to make. miniature key lime pies are kind of amazing!

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