Bridesmaids Gowns

Bridesmaids GownsThere isn’t a bride out there who doesn’t want a *picture perfect* wedding day, from the moment he *popped the question* you have been planning and dreaming of this day and every bride always wants to get a head-start on the preparations and planning. You are at the point in your plans where you have your wedding dress picked out; you know who your bridesmaids and groomsmen are and now you want to organise the bridesmaid’s dresses.

What happens if you have a bridesmaid who’s a little *different* you have a friend who loves to dress like a Goth, or your sister has nose or other facial piercings, or a friend has tattoos – you are probably wondering how you can get them looking a little *more conservative* for your big day.

Don’t worry – your choice of bridesmaids is based on who your family and friends are and how close you feel towards them, your choice has never been based on looks has it? After all if it was an issue you wouldn’t have chosen them in the first place. Your matron of honour and bridesmaids are the friends and family you are closest to.

Never try and change who your bridesmaids are. If you have a friend who loves brightly coloured hair, you could probably ask her to tone the colour down and for those with facial piercings; you can always ask that they be removed just for the day. If your bridesmaid has a lot of tattoos you could ask if she could cover her arms with makeup – but you still want to be mindful of hurting anyone’s feelings. Let your bridesmaid’s personalities shine by choosing the dress and proper makeup for her to wear on your big day.

Gone are the days when bridesmaids all wore the exact same dresses and it is up to you to choose the bridesmaids dresses that are right for the occasion. You can always consider having your bridesmaids wear a different style of dress – one that suits their body shape, but have all dresses made of the same coloured materials so your still have a co-ordinated look.

You can also keep to a co-ordinated look through hair and makeup – even if your bridesmaids have different styles and lengths of hair you can still coordinate by using the same style of hair accessories and makeup can be coordinated to give everyone the same look.

You can still allow your bridesmaids to have their own individual look – from tattoos to hair colouring – let their personalities shine through, while still achieving your dream of a coordinated look through choosing the same coloured dresses, hair accessories and makeup.

When Should You Start Shopping for Your Wedding Suit

When Should You Start Shopping for Your Wedding SuitFor a bride, the search for a wedding dress starts almost immediately or at least four to six months before the big day. Grooms don’t really have this concern when it comes to shopping for a wedding suit. However there are a few factors to consider when it comes to when to buy the wedding suit.

So when should a groom start shopping for your wedding suit?

Firstly, ask your bride. When she has an idea of the type of wedding dress that she is going to wear, then you can start looking for your suit. This is important because if the bride has decided on a big princess bride wedding dress, you are going to have to complement her style with an equivalent style of suit. In this case, a tuxedo may be the best option.

If you are going to have your wedding suit made from scratch by a specific designer or tailor, then you will need to factor in the time for making the suit. If you are using locally sourced materials, then it could take your tailor about two to three months to make your suit. However, if your availability for fittings is minimal then it could take a month longer. If the material for your suit needs to be imported, then you need to consider the travel time. Items that are imported via sea can take three to four months to arrive. When it is imported by road freight, it is slightly shorter at about a few weeks. Airfreight is usually the quickest at about a week or two but it costs much more.

If you and your bride have decided on a modern wedding then you have many options available to you. A wedding suit boutique will have a wide range of wedding suits available in different colours and sizes. For an off-the-rack wedding suit, you can shop about one or two months before the big day. Because it is a fully made suit already, you simply need to find the one that you like and that is in the colour of your choice. If the suit needs any alterations, a tailor can usually do this for you within a couple of days.

In conclusion, the time that you need to start shopping for your suit depends on your bride’s attire, whether it will be made from scratch, or whether you want an off-the-shelf designer wedding suit. This can be anything between one month and six months.

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Common Mistakes Made in Wedding Gown Selection

Common Mistakes Made in Wedding Gown SelectionMost important attire in a girl’s life is her wedding costume. A girl, from her young teens starts planning about her gown and wants to look like a perfect fairy, straight from any fairytale on her special day. But when the actual time comes for picking up the right one, most women make some crucial mistakes. These mistakes are enlisted below in this article:

Shopping in advance:

Most girls start to shop very early. Since plans of tying the knot are as exciting, girls love shopping. So the first thing she buys for her special day is her gown. But during the course of time and several other associated pre-marriage stresses, most of the girls end up in losing some of their weight. Moreover, there are reported cases that, some girls get so much pampering from her relatives that they gain huge weight before their ceremony ( though this is rare as girls, especially now when girls are always conscious about their weight). This increase and decrease in the weight creates a barrier in the apparel fitting.

Trying too many dresses:

Some girls in order to grab the pristine and sophisticated attire search or pay a visit to innumerable shops and designer scan numerous style, designs, cuts, colours and fabrics. The result is, at the end of the day they get too confused under the ocean wide collection of garments and land on to an ill fitted attire which hampers all the glamour of the day.

Going for discounted items:

Some girls prefer to avail discounts on their garments. Now as these things are a bit costly, so hunting for some lucrative discounts is a profitable plan. But, the problem is, most discounted items lack the basic market standards and hence you need to compromise with ill fitted clothes.

Strictly abiding the trend

Some girls blindly go by trend like, some famous celebrity and others take reference from their friends’ floor kissing attires. But that’s not the way it should be. Sure following trends is good but doing it blindly will not serve you well. A trending one might not look so good on you.

Result for these mistakes and subsequently remedy:

These kinds of mistakes usually harm the fittings, hampering the overall layout of the look. Now attires as mentioned above are costly and you cannot change it from scratch. As all the attires are unique and further alterations of attires will lead with huge waste of time, money and energy and all these are quite primitive when the tension bells of “getting hitched” are knocking at the door. So, a perfect solution is alteration. An alteration specialist will skilfully alter your costume keeping in mind your bespoke statistics and will make the look appear like an exclusive piece, solely designed for you.

 

Choosing a Color for Your Wedding Dress

Choosing a Color for Your Wedding DressThe most traditional Western wedding dresses come in all different shades of white, each of these different colors more for different skin tones and tastes. However, the more adventurous can now find more colorful options on the market too, ideal for standing out from the pack and celebrating a truly unique wedding.

Many major brands such as Marisa and Allure bridal wedding dresses have several different shades of white for you to consider first, as you may well find that going down the traditional route is better for you. If you do this, simply be aware that there will be better shades to suit your natural coloring.

It is often recommended that very fair skinned brides choose more ivory shades in their wedding gowns, since dark skinned women can opt for almost every shade of white for their dress. Skins with yellow undertones often do very well with pure white dresses, and tanned skins look particularly nice with richer, cream colored whites.

This is just a brief guide to whites that you can wear, so try out a few of the different ones above and see just how they work together with your particular skin tone. If you notice that the tips given above are correct but you are not particularly happy anyway with this particular colour, you can always try something more dramatic.

It is a less traditional choice than classic white Pronovia or Allure bridal wedding dresses, but selecting a brighter shade of color can actually look stunning. You may already have a color in mind that suits your tastes and your theme, but if not, why not consider the options below.

Firstly, one option that is very popular is keeping a white dress but with a splash of bright color thrown in. This helps blend the traditional and the modern, and helps you stand out without looking too bold or garish. One common choice is a streak of color running down the back of the dress and throughout the dress train.

This particular style can be especially eye catching and very flattering, drawing the eye down the back of the dress. Another option for a splash of colour includes a white dress with colorful motifs, such as black, grey or pinks flowers or beaded lace. This is a way of adding extra embellishment to your gown that will really turn heads, without going too bold with color.

Other colors that can look great as wedding dresses include soft pastels, such as pale yellows, lilacs, pinks and blues. All of these can be sumptuous and delicate, and you have more choice here for a dress that will flatter you in particular.

Despite the boom in the popularity of soft pastels as great colors for your wedding dress, some prefer even bolder shades. Really unusual colors that work well for wedding dresses include dramatic shades such as deep jewel tones like emerald, sapphire and ruby, or striking black and white designs. Be careful not to choose a color that is too garish or bright for best results.

Deeper and richer colors also work best when they are paired with a truly dramatic dress style, with plenty of frills and taffeta, length and width. To distinguish your colored wedding gown from a regular ball gown, a really dramatic and sumptuous cut should be chosen.

Whether you settle for classically beautiful white Allure bridal wedding dresses or something far more daring, you can make almost any color work for you at your wedding. All you need to be aware of is ensuring that you choose a color that suits you and the theme of your wedding, and a great cut.