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And the color is...... PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet! If this color is too much for you to handle, you can always incorporate various shades of purple in your wedding and still be cool. Check out the link below to Pantone's website for more information.
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I think that the best part of a wedding is the ability to dress-up the way that you want to. You can go subtle or all out, Including what is worn on your head. What you ultimately decide to wear will depend upon your personal style which includes your hair and the wedding dress. This article will give you tips on choosing your wedding headpiece.
The headpiece or veil is sort of like the cherry on top of an ice cream sundae, it helps completes your wedding ensemble. There are important steps to go through when choosing one. Most importantly, you must know which way you will wear your hair and whether you will wear a veil or not. If you have your heart set on a specific headpiece you need to take it with you when you do the trail run at the salon for your bridal hair style. This way you will know if everything works together. For example, you could wear a headband. You can add additional embellishments yourself using flowers, rhinestones or even feathers. If your are aiming for the princess look, wear a tiara. What you decide to wear will be determined by your wedding theme and personal style.
Here are the common types of wedding headpieces:
Tiara - It looks like a small crown. It's perfect for the bride who wants to look like a princess on their wedding day.
Headband - This is band across your head. If your hair is up, then you should have something discreet. If your hair is long, then you can have something bolder. If your wedding is in the spring or summer, you should think of adding in some feathers. This will help remind the guests of the return of the birds, the symbol of new life. This also works if you want that Native American princess look. You could also use flowers instead of feathers.
Veil - This is the traditional wedding headpiece. A bridal veil can be worn with a tiara or headband. When a bride tells me she do not want to wear one, I remind her that is the only day she can wear one! As with all hair accessories, wedding headpieces can be used to highlight your best features. They should work together with your hairstyle, jewelry, and wedding dress to make you look and feel your best. Your husband and family will think you are the most beautiful woman in the world. Remember when purchasing accessories, choose items that you love, feel great in when you try them on and are within your wedding budget.
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Blusher veils usually cover the eyes or extend down to the chin. They are a perfect match with sophisticated, modern or wedding dresses that have a high neck line. They are super stylish and considered hassle free. Shoulder length veils measure approximately 20 inches in length. They perfectly suit dresses that are heavily detailed in the front and/or back of the bodice. However, they are considered informal for classic and formal wedding dresses. Elbow veils measure approximately 25 inches long. These veils fall close to the elbow area. They are perfect to wear with the romantic ball wedding gown style, because they end where the fullness in the skirt begins. Fingertip veils are the top veil choice for it reaches around the fingertips. The Fingertip veil measures approximately 36 inches long and matches perfectly with the majority of dress styles. Chapel veils are slightly shorter than Cathedral length veils. The chapel veil drapes onto the floor as the cathedral veils do. These veils are usually worn with dresses that have long trains for they are approximately 90 inches long. Cathedral veils are known as the longest and the most formal veils. They are usually very long, around 120 inches long and some may measure up to nine feet long the ground! They work best with full length, classic wedding gowns.
|Posted on August 19, 2016 at 11:45 AM|
There are many couples who are a bit confused about which dress code they should announce that their wedding will be. First of all, the word formal indicates a more dressed up look for both men and women. It is appropriate for the men to be in tuxedos and the ladies are supposed to be in long dresses. A tuxedo is a single or double-breasted jacket with satin lapels and satin-trimmed pockets that are paired with formal pants that have a satin stripe going down each pant leg. Black tie means that the tuxedo jacket, trousers, tie and vest or cummerbund are black or dark gray colored and are worn with a crisp white formal shirt.
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Always rent tuxedos as a group! All the groomsmen should make a date to meet at the tuxedo rental store and get fitted at the same time. Often tuxedo rental facilites will offer group rates. Or you can ditch the tuxedo plan and have all the groomsman wear a black suit that they already own!
If you want to save costs on bridesmaids dresses do not order custom dresses. Choose a dress off the rack at a store that has dresses on sale. This plan is great when you have chosen your color in advance and the store that your at carries a variety of sizes. Also, there are a lot of wholesale stores that carries formal dresses. Arrange a day for you and your bridesmaids to get together at your house, have a measuring tape and a few refreshments (something that won't cause bloating of course!) and your all set. Online wholesale stores carry a varity of formal dresses for a fraction of the cost vs. other outlets. You can go on the computer and show the girls some pre-approved dress options and they can help take each others measurements. Then each bridesmaid can pay for her own dress by ordering it right there online. In this senario make sure to pay attention to the shipping times and return policies for each company to allow yourselves time for the dresses to arrive before the wedding and in case of any alterations that might have to be done after their dresses are received.
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White is associated with innocence, virginity, and purity. This color is the most popular choice for traditional brides and will forever be the staple color of bridal fashion.
Ivory is another traditional color. Some people think that ivory represents tainted innocence. This way of thought is very old - fashioned. Today a bride may choose ivory because looks better in that color. Or the dress itself may look better in that color, not because of her virginity.
In conclusion, as a bride you should choose the color according to your own personal taste and style. In our current society the color of your bridal gown doesn't affect the perception of your lifestyle, may it be white or ivory.
|Posted on June 16, 2016 at 1:25 PM|
In today's society there are women with all types of body types. I've got a few problem areas myself therefore, I'm speaking strictly from experience of having to be a bridesmaid. When you have a group of women most of the time they can't all wear the exact same dress. So the burning question is what do you do when you've hit rock bottom about thinking about this dress issue? Plus you need to make everyone feel comfortable while keeping yourself happy and retaining the theme of your wedding. The answer is that you find a happy medium. It actually is more simple than you think. The first step is - choosing the color!
Everyone looks great in dark, deeper colors or just old fashioned black. Do not choose any bright or neon colors for the dresses when hiding problem areas. Bright colors only accentuate those areas and draws the eyes right to it. For example, if a woman carries extra weight in her midsection or is top heavy should she wear a powder blue dress, an aqua blue dress or a midnight blue dress. Yep, the midnight blue dress would be the no brainer! If possible the women with (severe) problem areas can be in a deeper shade and the rest of your bridesmaids can be in a lighter shade. There are no rules regarding varying dress colors in the bridal party. The color dimension makes it more interesting in your photographs.
When you just can't decide the default color is black. Black is a wonderful option because the dresses can be all black or you can add an accent color. You can tie in your theme color using a sash, belt or in their bouquets as shown in the bridal party below. The theme color here was red.
In the picture above the theme color was pink and cream.
In the picture above the theme color was blue.
After you brainstorm a couple of possible colors the second step is the style. This step is crucial because even though it may be your wedding, no woman is going to wear something that she thinks accentuates every area that she is self conscious about. Would you? You can't go wrong with a black dress with some sort of straps. No spaghetti straps because you may need to hide bras straps. If she is top heavy she may not feel comfortable in a strapless bra as they may not provide enough support. If she carries weight in her midsection or hips you may want to choose a dress with ruching in the front or choose an empire waist dress. If one of your bridesmaids is pregnant an empire waist dress is the best choice. Empire waist dresses looks nice on both thin and heavy set women. If you choose this style as a short dress everyone will think it's cute and will want to wear the dress again somewhere else!
In the picture above the bridal party is wearing short, black, empire waisted bridesmaids dresses. The bridesmaid (second from the left) is pregnat and you don't even notice that from first glance. The theme color was lavender and it is tied in beautifully through the bouquets and the dress sashes.