Berwyn is a quaint town in the suburbs of Philadelphia in the heart of the historic Main Line. With adorable neighborhood shops, you may not take it for a bride-to-be’s one stop shop for all of her upcoming wedding essentials. We decided to explore the variety of services that this unique town has to offer. So we put ourselves in the shoes of a bride-to-be and thought of all the things we might look for. We started our journey at the center of it all, the Berwyn Train Station.
This is the PERFECT spot for engagement photos or even day-of photos if location/time/weather permits! Our three favorite spots are the landing next to the train tracks for a wholesome, traditional hometown-feel. The walking-only bridge above the tracks provide an intimate and romantic feel for a couple. And finally, for those wanting to incorporate American pride (great for military couples!), the train station features the Berwyn Veterans Memorial for breathtaking patriotic shots.
Right across the street is Ufberg Dental, specializing in teeth cleaning and whitening, so you can smile confidently on your big day. After being in this location for 6 years Dr. Ufberg, DMD is ranked in the Top 3 general dentists by Main Line Today! For more information on Ufberg Dental, visit UfbergDental.com.
Chic & Simple Resale is an oasis of vintage treasures for the budget-conscience bride who LOVES old-fashioned glamour for her special day. Brides who are also looking for “something old” can shop their hearts out at this hidden gem of the Main Line. Chic & Simple Resale has been in business for three years. The owner, Dianna, has been in the resale business since 1977! Everything in the store is at least 75% off retail price. For more information, please visit chicandsimpleresale.com.
These were our favorite finds:
-For the bride not into identical bridesmaid dresses? We found fashionable gowns of all lengths, shapes, colors and sizes. This beautiful coral dress retails for over $500 but Chic & Simple Resale sells it for less than $20 during their big summer sale! And for mother-of-the-bride, we found a HUGE selection of dresses like this gorgeous beige lace one, originally retailed for $1,420 on sale here for $295! Our favorite part about the dress section is that they are not previously owned. That’s right: great prices and new merchandise. You can’t beat that!
-Chic & Simple Resale has a large variety of brand-new, never-worn discounted bridal shoes that will match any dress.
-The best part about “thrifting” is all the unique jewelry finds! Instead of spending thousands at a department store or jewelry retailer, check out some of the amazing, one-of-a-kind pieces we found, each priced under $40 each.
-In addition to jewelry you can find awesome and inexpensive décor pieces that can be incorporated into any reception design. We envisioned gorgeous flowers in this bird cage, wine coolers in this crib-style piece and gifts adorning this wicker/wood bench.
So you get EVERYTHING styled for your wedding…why not your BODY? Whether you’re looking to drop the pounds to fit the gown or just want to tone up and be healthy, James Webb’s BodyStyling provides one-on-one fitness training & weight loss. James and his staff offer amazing training packages to help you get ready to walk down the aisle in style. Owner of BodyStyling, James Webb, is a certified strength & conditioning specialist. He has won many bodybuilding awards and has been training clients since 1992. For more information, visit bodystyling.us.
Need a caterer? We stopped by Perfect Setting Catering, who will work with you to create your ideal wedding menu. Trust us, their food is unreal! Your guests will never forget it. Perfect Setting Catering has been in business for 25 years and is owned by Debra & Jerry Diehl. For more information, visit perfectsettingcatering.com
Sweet Jazmines is one of our favorite bakeries in town! All of their products are made 100% from scratch and they are sure to leave you wanting more after every bite. The bakery has a wide variety of different flavors: we loved the coconut cream, sweet potato and Boston crème mini cupcakes! Sweet Jazmines Pastry Shop has been in business for 14 years and is owned by Kimberly Davis Cuthbert. Visit sweetjazmines.com for more information.
We love these personalized gift ideas from Crown Trophy Berwyn, perfect for parents or the bridal party. Monogrammed bags, full-color frameable picture tiles, customizable glassware and engraved wooden photo albums are just a few of our top picks for presents! Crown Trophy Berwyn is owned by Mark Cunningham and offers on-site engraving, embroidery, screen printing and much more. They also have a store located in Kimberton, PA. For more information, visit crowntrophy.com.
Madeline Zamost & Brittany Tramontano