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Bridal Party Fashion

3 May

As a bride you get to choose a few of your closest friends or family members to join your bridal party, and share a special part of your day with you. Part of the fun for both the bride and the bridesmaids, is choosing the bridesmaid dresses.  How can you not have a blast while trying on dresses 3 sizes to small for you in some very unflattering colors! Traditionally all of the bridesmaids will wear the same dress in the same color, and wear matching accessories.  More and More, we are seeing brides choose an alternate route.  Brides are opting for the bridesmaids to either wear varying styles of dresses in the same color, or have them wear any style of dress in a range of similar hues.  These options not only allow each bridesmaid to choose a style that best suits her body style, but it also shows a lot of personality and spunk.  Throw some flashy and colorful heels into the mix for some extra flare.

It is never too early to start thinking details such as your bridal party’s attire. In most cases it takes up to 3 months if not longer, to get your dresses after they have been ordered.  If your wedding falls in the prime wedding months such as April through June, or September through November, there may even be a bit of a delay because the manufacturers may get backed up. Think of colors, and styles that will compliment you and your dress, as well as your overall theme.

Chic One Shoulder dresses are in style right now, as well as gray, metallic, and purple tones.

Brides, if you are racking your brain on what to get your bridesmaids consider picking out matching necklaces or accessories for them to wear.  If you do decide to buy jewelry for your bridesmaids, consider buying jewelry that will stand out from far away and in pictures.

Here are some of the popular designers for Bridesmaid dresses that you should be able to find in your local Wedding Dress Shops.

Alfred Angelo
Davids Bridal
The Dessy Group (After Six, Alfred Sung, Lela Rose, & Cynthia Rowley)
Jessica McClintock
Mori Lee

For help finding local dress shops, check out our Directory!

Fashionista Brides

15 Apr

How does a bride capture her personality and style, while still wearing a classy and elegant gown?  Look to the runways for the newest trends! We are seeing a lot of vintage inspired gowns, and several designers are incorporating colors into their bridal collections. Some of the biggest names are Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Amsale and Badgley Mischka and they are making waves in the Bridal Fashion World. (pictured left to right: Vera Wang & Badgley Mischka Spring 2011)

 

To veil..or not to veil…

8 Apr

When you picture a bride, do you think of a woman in a white dress with a veil and a bouquet of flowers?

Although there are many different variations of wedding traditions among different cultures, It is fair to say that most people still associate a bride with a flowing white veil.

Traditional, but not a mandatory accessory these days because times have changed; but where did this tradition come from anyway?

We have consistently found evidence of veils being worn as early on in Europe as the time of the Crusades. At a time of arranged marriages, the groom would often be seeing his bride for the first time when he lifted her veil.

Veils were used as a symbol of virginity and purity for brides given to their mates. Through the years the veil styles have changed somewhat dramatically.

Veils come in many different lengths, from single up to three tiers (layers) and can be anywhere from short blusher veils to floor length or cathedral length which is up to 120 inches long.

In addition to a veil many brides also wear a headpiece such as a tiara, headband or clips.  Depending on the hairstyle you choose for your wedding day, you have a lot of options for how you want to wear your veil if you decide to wear one.

For more helpful info on veils, or custom veils online checkout http://www.veilubridal.com/.

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