COVID-19 and Bridal Connection:
We are open!
Let’s CELEBRATE our re-opening! Thank you, Governor Kim Reynolds for your announcement on Monday, April 27th allowing our brides to come in and celebrate their “YES” moment with us starting May 1st. We will be respecting our brides, their guests and our staff’s safety as recommended. What does that mean for our brides, grooms and guest?
1) Give us a call at 515-964-5683 to schedule your “Amazing Bridal Experience” or visit simply www.bridalconnectiondsm.com and request an experience and we will give you a call to confirm. We will also cover all guidelines essential to your visit.
2) We will open by APPOINTMENT ONLY and be limiting the number of guests in the store.
3) We will be requiring all guests to wear masks and ask you to bring your own.
4) We kindly ask that no children or anyone feeling ill or displaying symptoms of sickness accompany you during this time.
5) We will be happy to provide you our Wi-Fi information so you may enjoy FaceTime or Zoom with family and friends if you would like.
6) We will no longer allow walk-in guests. CELEBRATING is what we do but can’t do it without you.🎉
As the situation around coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we wanted to inform you about what we are doing here at Bridal Connection to support your “Amazing Bridal Experience”. This is a dynamic situation, but we are doing everything we can to ensure your safety and provide maximum flexibility.
WHAT WE ARE DOING:
As it has always been, the safety and security of our brides, guests and team members remains our highest priority. In response to the coronavirus, we have taken additional measures developed by the global and local public health authorities (including the WHO, CDC, and DC Health) to maintain the business to the best health and hygiene standards.
- We have significantly increased the frequency of hand washing and cleaning/wiping down our counter surfaces, door handles, etc. between each appointment.
- We have antibacterial hand sanitizers near the entrance of our store for both customers and employees.
- We have on limiting the number of guests per bridal appointment to 4 + bride.
- We make it easy to cancel and reschedule appointments if you are not feeling well. We never charge you fees for cancelling appointments. Visit: www.bridalconnectiondsm.com or simply call 515-964-5683.
- We will not be attending bridal markets this season.
- We work with the best designers in the business. Thus far, we have not had any major issues with shipping delays and all existing gown orders are currently expected to be issued on time.
- We are continuously monitoring updates and guidelines from WHO, CDC, and local government organizations.
- We are monitoring our special orders closely and thus far all have remained on time.
- Try to limit the number of in-store visits you need to make. Deciding to purchase your gown during your first appointment will save you needing to come for a second visit.
- Be understanding if part of your guests opt out of attending your bridal appointment with you. While we understand you want your loved ones to be by your side as you say yes to the dress, it is more important they are by your side on your wedding day.
- Please cancel your appointment if you have symptoms or are not feeling well. We ask you cancel at least 48 hours prior to scheduled time. This allows us to offer this time to a bride on our wait list. We do not currently charge cancellation fees and allow easy appointment cancellations at the click of a button on our website: www.bridalconnectiondsm.com
- Please limit the number of guests to 4 + bride. We discourage elderly guests to their high risk nature with the virus.
We encourage all community members to follow these best practices to help keep yourself and others healthy:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after visiting the restroom; before eating; after blowing your nose, coughing, sneezing or touching your face.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early.
- Stay home if you feel unwell, especially if coughing. Coughing is the primary mode of transmission, even if you otherwise feel well — this is the reason for “social distancing” (so cough and sneeze particles don’t reach you)
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then discard the tissue in the trash
- Keep disinfectant with you
Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing special treatment. Around 1 out of every 6 people who gets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. Those with congestive heart failure, emphysema, and on dialysis are particularly high risk and advised not to attend your appointment. People with fever, cough and difficulty breathing should seek medical attention. If you would like to learn more about COVID-19, the WHO Q&A page is quite helpful. I also highly recommend this article/visual simulation about social distancing.
We are privileged and honored to be able to help you find your dream wedding dress and look forward to seeing you soon.