Courtesy of San Diego Style Weddings. By: TLC's Say Yes to the Dress - Randy Knows Best. Photo courtesy of Rugger Productions and The San Diego Bridal Show.
Gown Shopping Tips
1. Know Your Budget
You should know your financial limits before you go to a salon. Inflating your budget and putting everyone on the spot will just leave you empty-handed.
2. It’s OK to love the first dress
This happens a lot! Trust yourself, if the first gown you try is truly the ONE, then everyone else will fall in love with it too.
3. Know Your Silhouette
Trying on the wrong silhouette can cause any bride to be discouraged. A dress in a magazine looks different on a model, so go with what is figure-flattering on you.
Before you set out, be aware of the following unspoken bridal etiquette:
Most salons don't allow you to browse through the racks -- they'll assign you a dressing room, ask you what you're looking for, and bring gowns to you.
Cameras are basically off limits. (Salons need to guard against brides taking a picture of the gown, and then getting a dressmaker to copy it.)
Saleswomen will likely want to dress you. Let them. Wedding gowns are often heavy, complicated, or fragile, and salespeople will know how to get you into and out of them.
No matter how much pressure you feel to put money down on the first gown you love, don't. Unless your wedding is in a few weeks, waiting a few days won't matter.
Expect strict (or nonexistent) cancellation and refund policies. These gowns are custom-made, so once they've cut the fabric, you own it!
All brides have an idea of their dream wedding dress - over the top luxury, simple elegance and everything in between. Whatever your style, all brides needs to start at the beginning to find the dress of her dreams. Use these tips to help make the dress finding easier.
The San Diego Bridal Show is proud to support Cinderella's Attic at the January 23rd, 2016 bridal show at the Sheraton Mission Valley!
Cinderella’s Attic is a non-profit organization that provides high school girls with free formal wear for their prom and other special events. Our mission is to build confidence and self-esteem in young women by providing free formal dresses and accessories for special events that they might not otherwise have been able to experience. Cinderella’s Attic hosts the seasonal Cinderella’s Attic Prom Boutique and partners with like-minded organizations to support formal events.
Contact Cinderella's Attic for donations and more information: (858) 583-0225 WEBSITE
Photos & article courtesy of Dinner4two
Wedding Day Emergency Kit
When it comes to calming wedding day stress it’s always good to follow the Boy Scout mantra of “Be Prepared.” No matter how much time you’ve spent meticulously planning out every detail for your wedding day there’s always those unexpected mishaps that just simply happen…like waking up on your wedding day to a forecast of heavy rain, a migraine headache or even the unthinkable zit. Don’t let anything rob you of the joy that your wedding day has arrived. Be prepared and armed with an arsenal of items and a wedding day emergency kit.
Here, the Bridal Consultants at D’Angelo Couture, describe how to use Pinterest in your bridal appointment to find your dream wedding dress
First of all, Pinterest is amazing
Wedding designers love Pinterest for finding the perfect wedding gown, accessories, shoes, and even panties (ooh la la). Many brides-to-be use Pinterest to plan their big day.
Also, Pinterest can be overwhelming.
Brides come in to D’Angelo Couture Bridal with 3500 Pins they have been collecting since the day they met “The One.”
Help us narrow down our gowns to help you find the dress of your dreams with these 4 tips.
Flowers and lace add an elegant touch to an intimate garden wedding.
Sweet florals, delicate beading, and romantic lace sets the stage for an elegant bloom bash.
Article courtesy of Dinner4two
Although I am not a bride-to-be or a former bride, I am a to-be-bridesmaid! With countless friends who are preparing to walk down that aisle within the next 24 months, I get the pleasure of being a bridesmaid and #MOH!
While shopping for the bridesmaid dresses isn’t as important as picking out your perfect gown, it should be just as fun. Make sure you pick a style that not only represents your party but also you and your day!
So for all you brides-to-be, check out some of my all time favorite bridesmaid dresses – for every type of wedding:
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