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.
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Hiring a wedding coordinator should be an essential. Just as you will search for and purchase the perfect gown for your big day; the same logic should apply to hiring a coordinator. Coordinators with professional training and experience can make your wedding day worry-free and enjoyable for you, your family and your guests.
Here are 13 guidelines for hiring a wedding consultant....
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Overwhelmed at the idea of beginning to plan your wedding? Don’t worry! Carmin Designs is here to share some expert advice and to help you begin the planning process. Carmin suggests to first and foremost, start with a list of your favorite things! Ideally, both bride and groom should start with a list of their top 10 wedding must-haves.
Every flower plays a part—here’s how to consider season, style, and more when picking your perfect bouquet. Click here to view photos and entire article with Exquisite Weddings Magazine.
The Classic Bouquet
You can choose a multitude of one type of flower or dozens of different varieties of blooms, says floral designer Annette Gomez. This arrangement has a traditional garden look using the classic color combo of white and green. It’s a spring bouquet, although the greens are available year-round.
The first dance is often the highlight of a wedding, but with so many great songs in the world, how do you choose? Don’t fret – we brought in a pro who gave his top 5 first dance song picks.
The magic document that allows you to change your name is a completed, certified marriage license—something that’s only available after the ceremony, so you can’t start officially altering your moniker before the big day. Remember to make all your honeymoon reservations in your original name, since that name will be on your passport,
Article courtesy of Margrette Lamkin with Mary Kay, Inc. Instagram @marykaybrides
The last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is a make-up meltdown! There are a few key products you will want to be sure you have. One that a lot of brides forget about is a gel liner, versus wax based eyeliner. The wax will melt and could run when the tears of joy start flowing! Gel liners stick in place until removed with an oil-free eye makeup remover. In the eye area a good no brainer is waterproof mascara. Although waterproof is totally necessary, did you know you can layer mascaras? So, you may want to have more volume and length and you won’t get that with waterproof mascara. I recommend using a couple coats of volumizing mascara and then do one final coat with the waterproof to hold those lashes in place and keep from smudging or smearing.
Photos and article courtesy of Jhoselyn Ramirez with Elite Photo Lounge
Photo booth has grown from a nice-to-have to a must-have staple at any event and is a great way to add a fun experience for you and your guests at a wedding.
Not only do they take fun photos, but your guests get instant prints to take home and cherish. Scrapbooks can be added for guests to write messages for the newlyweds alongside their photobooth pictures. Photobooths have photo sharing capabilities so other friends and family can enjoy your wedding via social media.
Here are five things to consider when choosing a photobooth for your wedding:
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