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Biggest Mistake When Buying A Wedding Gown

Posted on July 18, 2019 at 3:45 PM

The biggest mistake when it comes to buying a dress for a wedding are ignoring your measurements. As women when we are in a store where there are offers of clothes or we see a garment that we like a lot, sometimes without thinking more than once, we buy it and when it comes to putting it on, we realize that it is either very tight or very loose. In  order to choose the right dress for your wedding it is preferable that you take your measurments before buying. The mistake that 80% of brides frequently make when buying a dress is to choose a size smaller than they really are, wearing a dress that makes them look very tight and highlighting the stuffed and voluptuous parts of their body. Do not think that a week before the wedding you can lose weight and that you'll fit the dress that you had bought in a smaller size. Do not fool yourself and choose a wedding dress that fits. You have to wear it all day so you need to feel comfortable!



Hottest Bridal Color Of 2018 Is?

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 3:15 PM

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.

http://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2018



All About The Bridal Veil

Posted on September 2, 2017 at 2:25 PM



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.

Which Veil is Appropriate For My Wedding Dress?

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 1:25 PM

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.

The Difference Between Tuxedo, Black Tie and Formal Attire

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.

Should My Father Or My Fiance Lift my Wedding Veil?

Posted on August 19, 2016 at 12:55 AM
A blusher veil was most popular in ancient times. The bride wore it over her face either to ward off evil spirits, to prevent the groom from seeing her in an arranged marriage situation or to be hidden from kidnappers on her wedding day! In our current society when a bride chooses to wear a blusher it is simply because of a style choice.



Now answering the original question brides have a couple of options. When you and your father reach the end of the aisle he can lift the veil and give you a kiss or you can just wait until after you have exchanged vows and have been announced as husband and wife. Then your husband can lift your veil at that time.

Another option would be to lift your own veil before you exchange vows, remember to you hand your bouquet to your maid of honor first. Most brides have their father lift their veil so that they can see without any obstruction during the wedding ceremony. You can always ask your fiance if he is comfortable doing that part himself but ultimately there are no special rules for this issue. It is your chioce to do what is most comfortable for you!

What Should Every Woman Do Before She Shops For Her Wedding Dress?

Posted on July 8, 2016 at 1:25 PM
Before you start shopping for your wedding dress, you've probably composed a good sized wish list about how you want your dress to look. The average bridal shop only allows appointments that are one hour. Eventhough one hour is enough time to try on wedding dresses, you should narrow down your options before your appointment. This will make your shopping experience much more easier and pleasant. 

Since there are so many styles of wedding dresses to choose from, it can be very easy for a bride-to-be to become overwhelmed quickly when trying to make desicions about a dress. There are a few things that you can decide before your actual appointment day to alleviate some of the stress. The first way to narrow your options is by choosing the right silhouette for your body type. When you do this, you want to choose a dress that highlights your best features and conceal any problem areas. First, figure out which body type your are: plus size, petite, busty, lean / straight (athletic build) or hourglass. Keep in mind that most women do not fit into one particular body type and you probaby won't either, but choose a body type that is closest to yourself.



Next, I would suggest going to a store that sells formal dresses and try on a few silhouettes to make sure you are comfortable wearing that style of gown. For example, you may have large hips and you would think that a ballgown or an A-line skirt might fit you the best. Go to Macy's or Nordstrom's and try on some formal dresses with a ballgown skirt or an A-line skirt to see which one you like the most. Also, another good idea to do while your there is to try on dresses that are white, ivory, blush or champagne to see which color dress that you would prefer. If you establish which style of dresses you are comfotable wearing ahead of time, you will use your appointment time more productively.

There are a few more things that you can do to make your wedding dress shopping experience go as smooth as possible. Trust your consultant and be open to trying on some dresses that she suggests even if the style is a little out of your comfort zone. Wear (or bring) the appropriate undergarments such as nude colored underwear and a strapless bra. If you have a bra that can convert to strapless, one shoulder, etc that would be even better because you'll probably try on dresses that are made differently at the top. Only bring people with you that are positive and supportive the day of your appointment. Leave any negative people at home. Finally, do your hair and makeup that day. It will be easier to envision what you will actually look like when trying on dresses if you look your best!

Purchasing Tuxedos and Bridesmaids Dresses Inexpensively

Posted on July 3, 2016 at 7:05 PM

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.

 


Wedding Dress Styles

Posted on June 29, 2016 at 12:35 AM

The latest wedding dress trends for 2016 are classic, romantic and elegant. The top style right now are lace wedding dresses origionally inspired by the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. Even though the royal wedding was in 2011, the trend that Kate has started is still in high demand among our 2016 brides. Brides absolutley love the look of a wedding dress that is all lace and has long or three quarter length lace sleeves with a high lace neckline. 

Popular embellisments for 2016 wedding dresses are embroidery, beading, appliques and feathers. Spring and Fall 2016 wedding dresses feature beading in colors such as gold, tan or copper. The beading patterns can be found on the skirt, sleeves, train, bodice and the veil. A popular embroidery effect is taking an ivory or champagne colored wedding dress and hand sew gold thread patterns throughout the dress. Other popular thread colors are silver, light pink and blue. A few or a lot of appliques sewn on a dress are popular, like lace floral patterns, flower petals and vines are the newest trend. Another option for using lace are feathers. Feathers are romantic and feminine, usually introduced on a ballgown skirt in small clusters. The skirt of a short wedding dress can be entirely covered with small feathers for a modern look. 

What Color Should I Choose For My Bridal Gown White or Ivory?

Posted on June 19, 2016 at 8:30 PM

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.