#weddingdress

  • How To Shop Online For Your Special Mother Of The Bride Dress

    Your daughter’s wedding day is announced. She is ecstatically happy and cannot wait to shop for her wedding dress. However, you as the mother of the bride, may have doubts about finding your perfect mother of the bride dress.

    After all, weren’t you the one who visited countless bridal shops, department stores, and boutiques, the last time so-and-so was getting married and could not find something to wear?

    What about this special occasion now? Your dress has to complement the color theme of the wedding and the chosen color is fuchsia and guess what, you look terrible in pink! Fret no more.

    The internet revolution has been around for years and now almost everyone, including Grandmother Harriet, is really savvy in shopping online for anything and everything sold under the sun. You can be too!

    If you or someone you know own a computer, and you can type “mother of the bride dress” in that search box, you have opened up a new world of shopping for yourself. Here are some quick and easy tips for shopping online:

    1. First of all, understand fabric types. Most special occasion dresses are made of chiffon, georgette, silk or man-made silk, organza, or crepe. You could visit a few local bridal shops to get an idea of the different types of fabrics, their quality, and texture.

    2. Understand colors. Hopefully, by now, you will know what “fuchsia” or “magenta” is. Most online stores will have color swatches posted online. However, please be aware those colors are not color true (looking at a color in natural light and close-up), as you are looking into a computer screen. See whether the internet store will send you color swatches in the mail or at least, send you another picture with a close indication of the color you are looking for.

    3. Know your approximate size beforehand but wait, do not use this size to order your dress as every manufacturer cuts their dresses according to their OWN size charts. Measure yourself first with a tape measure, your bust, waist, and hips, over your undergarments. Compare these numbers to the manufacturer’s size chart provided to get your best size. If you are between sizes, select the next size up as the rule is “easier to take in than to let out”.

    4. Have an idea what looks good on you and what do not, through previous buying experiences and you can make a sound decision basing on those experiences. If you have large hips, an A-line skirt is definitely flattering. If you have flabby arms, a long sleeve jacket is the way to go. A longer blouse or jacket, hides a problem stomach area, so on and so forth.

    5. Online stores stock a wide variety of styles, sizes, and colors and typically more so than the physical stores. Their prices are on the most part, reasonable. Check on the return policy as every store sets their own.

    Remember that you are shopping for a “special occasion” outfit and the return policy is usually more strict than for regular everyday clothing. 6. Once you have found your perfect dream dress, you would have saved yourself a lot of time, hassle, and perhaps money as well. Online shopping could definitely be the best option for you from now on and not only for your mother of the bride dress!

  • How To Plan Your Wedding

    It’s the big one. You want it to be right. You want everything to go smoothly. You want to remember it fondly…forever. Something like that doesn’t just happen. You have to dedicate time, effort and energy to create the perfect wedding. You can do it, but make sure you give yourselves enough time—and money!—to create the most memorable, beautiful, perfect wedding for each of you. After all, the memory will last a lifetime!

    A year is the usual amount of time recommended to accomplish this. The budget is whatever you two decide upon, remembering that you do have a year to put aside money from time to time. Use the checklist below as a guide for your perfect wedding. The items are listed in order, so that the first ones should be accomplished right away.

    1-Church or Civil Wedding? If it’s a church wedding, talk to the appropriate church officials as soon as possible. There are lots of details to go through just to get this part right. Be patient! It’ll be worth it!

    2-The Reception This may take a long time to arrange, so start arranging it right away. Talk to different caterers and go see the possible venues. Gather all the costs and information you can!

    3-The Dress If you haven’t got a theme yet for your wedding, you may want to fix on one at this point. A Renaissance theme, for example, is a popular one, and it makes all your decisions easier, such as the type of Dress—and tux!

    4-The Pictures Some of the best wedding photographers book over a year in advance, so get right on it!

    5-The Flowers They can be as meaningful as you want. Set aside some time to research the meaning of flowers, as well as the cost.

    6-The Rings No single wedding-related objects are as important. Spend the time and money you must to get the rings that will express your love for a lifetime.

    7-The Invitations The guest list can make or break a wedding and reception celebration. Take your time on this one!

    8-The Honeymoon You can dream about it throughout the year, but at some point you will have to decide. Make it a place you both are crazy about, then book it! If you’ve gotten this far, the rest is only logic. Follow through, and it’ll be a piece of (many-tiered?) cake!

  • How To Pick The Perfect Wedding Dress

    You got proposed to, you picked the caterer, the flowers, the song – all you need is that perfect wedding dress. If you didn’t like a single dress you saw, it is time to define what it is that you are looking for.

    Here are different types of wedding dresses – pick the one that goes best with your style and personality. You should also look for a dress that will be appropriate for the type of wedding you are having. A dress perfect for a beach wedding might not be appropriate for a formal wedding, and vice versa.

    Here are different wedding dresses to help you pick the one that is perfect for you:

    – Princess Wedding Dresses. Want to look like a princess from a fairy tale on your wedding day? Then search for formal, beautiful dresses that will make you look and feel like a princess on this very special day. Wedding dress stores, as well as online stores should have plenty of princess style wedding dresses in stock.

    – Informal Wedding Dresses. Don’t like anything formal, and want to feel comfortable on your wedding day? Pick something beautiful and informal at the same time. You might not even need a typical wedding dress from a wedding store. In addition to shopping at specialty wedding stores, look at department stores and special occasion dresses. You might find something there that is perfect for you.

    -Beach Wedding Dresses. If you are throwing a wedding on a beach, or a beach themed wedding, you might want to look for a simple dress, that looks elegant at the same time. Something you can wear with pretty sandals, or as some brides do it, with bare feet.

    A beach ceremony with ocean as your background – what can be better? Good luck with picking your dress and enjoy your wedding. At the end of the day, the most important thing is not what you wear, who comes to the wedding, and what kind of food you serve. What really matters are the vows you make and the new life you are starting with your new husband.