Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thank You for 35 Years!

If you know David and I you know that we are passionate about people, helping people, serving a purpose.  We have been so dedicated to the concept of providing wedding dresses, tuxedos and prom dresses to the people in and around Utah for the past 35 years.

Our industry has changed a lot and we see a shift in the demand for what we do.  Our commitment to quality and service is not cheap and with the economy we are seeing more and more people having to choose between rent and paying for a wedding.  We do understand.  We support people doing weddings the way that works best for them.  

The Lord has called David and I to another path and with this calling we want to thank all of our amazing friends and customers that we have made along the way.  Your impact in our lives has been monumental and we cherish the experiences we have had with you.

Thank you for making the past 35 years at The Gallery by Lynette a truly amazing experience.

The Gallery by Lynette is now closed.  Best Wishes to all!

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Gown of the Day Adalee

Adalee by Maggie Sottero
ADALEE by Maggie Sottero.  One of our favorite new gowns.  You must see Adalee by Maggie Sottero.  Re-embroidered lace details and swarovski crystals, lace up back and tiered skirt make her a must have.  Save $724 on our Ivory Size 10 gown in stock at The Gallery by Lynette.  Click Here for more details.  Call or stop by our store today to see her in person.  The pictures just don't do her justice.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Gown of the Day 120507

120507 White size 6 Beaded allover lace
If you have been looking for an allover lace wedding gown at an affordable price we have your dress.  Style 120507 white size 6 was originally $899 now on special sale for only $499.  This beautiful all over lace strapless has delicate hand beaded detail on every floral patch over the entire gown.  Beaded neckline, zipper back, semi cathedral train.  Pink sash is priced separately and is optional.  The dress design is continuous where the sash is.  The body style is slightly fitted to the thigh and flares out to make you look taller and more slender while making the most of your curves.

At The Gallery by Lynette you will find a beautiful selection of off the rack gowns all on sale at clearance prices.  We are over stocked with the most beautiful gowns on the planet.  Please tell your friends.  Please share on your social media and hurry in today.   For more information we can be found at www.lynettes.com, Our store 801-773-7435 or at 5404 S Freeway Park Drive, Riverdale, Utah.  We also ship our gowns to 48 US States.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Deal of the Day at The Gallery by Lynette

Emily in style 2913 taffeta now $275.50 on Daily Deal
They say "Timing is everything." and we at The Gallery by Lynette completely agree.  That is why we have launched our "Daily Deal".  We want to help you find a beautiful, high quality gown at an affordable price.  This is an actual picture of the dress that we are offering.  Our style 2913M had been one of our most popular budget style and we have done some in taffeta or shimmer satin with no bead work for the ridiculously low price of only $275.50, and in taffeta with a beautiful hand embellished neckline and sleeve of pearls and crystal in a scatter pattern for only $325.50.  Sizes and quantities are limited to hurry in for the best selection. More details at Lynettes.com

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Quick Weddings

Maggie Sottero Bernadette

Maggie Sottero Priscilla
Congratulations on your upcoming wedding.  The reality may not have set in yet but there is so much to do.  The venue, the caterer, the photographer, the .....  What will you wear?  Finding the right wedding dress is a big decision.  One important thing to keep in mind is that this is not a choice you should make lightly or alone.  Yes, you have so many friends and family members who want to weigh in.  We at The Gallery by Lynette are in complete support of including those closest to you.  However, how can they tell you what they think if you don't find the right dress?

Maggie Sottero Geneva
In Utah we tend to have really short engagements and nobody tells you that it can take 20 weeks to order a wedding gown.  We want you to have a great dress shopping experience so we will tell it like it is.  If your time is short and you still want a Maggie Sottero gown click here to view the current priority collection.  This means that most likely the Maggie Sottero gown you love even with two weeks notice.

We have been doing weddings at The Gallery by Lynette for the past 30 plus years and have the knowledge to help you do it right.  Yes, we will be closing later this year but when you order a priority gown there is no waiting for your gown to be made at the factory.  It is ready and you can have it in less time than usual.  Call or stop by today.  The Gallery by Lynette 5404 S Freeway Park Drive, Riverdale, Utah 801-773-7435

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Isadora Modest Conversion

 I have been so excited to show off our latest modest Maggie Sottero conversion. I've been sitting on these pictures for a couple of weeks but since she got married today, here we go.

When I saw Mikaelyn in her completed gown for the first time I got choked up.  Every bride I serve makes me happy but this was an especially satisfying outcome.
Mikaelyn Miles Kooyman


Isadora by Maggie Sottero
When Mikaelyn came to my store shopping in September I knew that her wedding was quick.  She was marrying a close family friend, Andrew Kooyman who's brothers played baseball with my boys and I've known Andrew since he was really small.  I told him I would do it but only because it was for the Kooymans who we just love.  Actually, I have come to love Mikaelyn and her family because they are really special people.  Her younger sister Kylie and her dad, Adam are on their way to Africa tomorrow to spend Christmas there on a humanitarian trip.

We continued the lace up back seamlessly
OK, back to the dress.  Mikaelyn fell in love with the Maggie Sottero Isadora which is also one of my favorites.  Vintage lace, soft net, mikado 3 dimensional flowers and swarovski crystals are the perfect combination.  As we did our first fitting Mikaelyn asked about elbow length sleeves.  I created the muslin mock up for the top.  In my mind I saw her top so I draped the neckline with matching hem lace.  She loved it!   Most of the insane amount of time I spent on this dress was over the Thanksgiving holiday. I really like to make the upper sleeve look more free form instead of a hard lining for the cap.  When I cut the sleeve drape and started laying on the lace it went into the most amazing shape.  My 6 year old grand daughter, Tawnee came to my house on the Wednesday afternoon before Thanksgiving as I was hand beading  and she added 9 crystal beads to Mikaelyn's dress sleeve.  This is her first experience with doing beads.  I keep careful track of my time and logged in more than 33 hours but I think it was worth it. It is impossible to tell that this dress was originally strapless.  What do you think?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Gown Preservation Warning

The name on the box is Bridal Keepsake



A week ago I met with one of my past brides.  She purchased her gown from me a few years ago.  The marriage was unsuccessful and they divorced.  She has met the man of her dreams and they are getting married.  As we talked about what she wanted to wear for her wedding we determined that her original wedding dress was still her style and would be perfect with some design changes.

When she brought in her gown in the preservation box she explained that her previous in laws had  generously had her gown preserved for her.  I was impressed with the presentation as you can see pictured.  The outer was a muslin encasing with a handle.  The dress was boxed but not sealed in a lovely window box with bust form.  She pulled it out to try it on and to her horror we could see that this dress had never been cleaned since she wore it years ago.  The bottom was very dirty, there was make up on the bodice.  I cannot imagine any company stooping this low.

Most stores that offer this service will send your gown to a professional preservation company where your gown is cleaned and packed by highly trained professionals and 99% of all preservations are perfectly fine.  However, this is a scam in it's highest form because most brides would never dream of opening their gown once it has been boxed.
Quality at it's best by Chris Lee and Crew

She has no idea who or what company provided the service (or lack thereof) but she wanted us to make sure that we spread the word.  If you or someone you know has a wedding gown preserved by this company I would advise you to contact your local Better Business Bureau and also your Consumer Protection Agency which is in the Attorney General's office for your state.  It would break my heart to open a dress in 20 years to find it was not properly cleaned and thus unwearable.

I will be able to clean this gown since it was not left dirty for several years.  If you have a gown heir loomed by this same company and are unsure as to it's condition we would be happy to assist.
Just call Lynette directly for advice and instructions  435-757-5966  www.lynettes.com