Friday, July 19, 2013

Short Wedding Dresses Sure to Wow

Whether you're a bride getting married outside in the summer, or a bride who wants to stray from the conventional wedding fashions, a short, tea-length dress might be the best option for you. If you're eloping or getting hitched at the courthouse, you may not want to wear a huge ball gown. A short wedding dress allows you to be less formal and more comfortable, while still feeling like a bride. Short wedding dresses are also great for brides wanting to change into a more flirty and fun dress for the reception. Here are 10 short dresses for brides who aren't afraid to show a little leg!


Thursday, July 18, 2013

Do You Need to Hire a Wedding Planner?

Before Matt even probably thought about popping the question, I longed for the opportunity to plan every aspect of my wedding day. I'm a perfectionist and want to make even the little decisions so the day goes exactly as I envision it, so I opted not to hire a wedding planner. As much as I love being in control of the planning, there have been times throughout the planning process that I have reached my capacity for looking at centerpieces or cake, and I wish I had someone to make the process a little less stressful! There are several factors to consider if you're questioning hiring a wedding planner.

Not every bride has dreamed of planning her wedding since she was a little girl. Planning a wedding does take a significant amount of time and patience. If you're a bride that is looking forward to the marriage but not so much the planning, a wedding planner can save you a lot of stress. Wedding planners can be as involved as much or as little as you want them to be. They can help you create a budget and timeline, and they can do vendor referrals and contract negotiations. They will help you design the type of wedding that you want, and will make sure the day runs smoothly.

Friday, July 12, 2013

10 Ball Gowns that would make Cinderella Jealous

Some girls have grown up watching all of the Disney princesses and dreaming of the day they would marry their Prince Charming. For the "Princess Bride," their wedding day is the one day they can live out all of their fairytale fantasies, and you can't have a fairytale wedding without a fairytale dress. So all of you Princess Brides polish off your tiaras and take a look at 10 ball gowns that would make even Cinderella seriously jealous!


Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Veils, Headpieces and Combs, Oh My!

When trying on wedding dresses and debating which dress to choose, my bridal consultant asked if I wanted to see the dresses with a veil in order to help clarify my decision. At the time I didn't have any interest in a veil. I didn't see the point in spending more money on something that would only be worn for the wedding ceremony. Also, I didn't think veils really added anything to the bridal look. It's not like most people come away from a wedding ceremony saying, "Did you see the bride's veil?!"

However, I decided that since I was at the shop and I'd only be a bride once, that I would give one a whirl. My consultant brought out a long cathedral-length veil that encompassed my dress. To my surprise, when she placed the veil on my head, I felt like I went from a girl in a wedding dress, to a bride. The cathedral-length gave me a feeling of royalty, like I was Kate Middleton! Unprepared to buy the veil or make a decision that day, I left the store veiless.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

15 hip-hugging dresses for the sexy bride

Not every girl wants to look like a princess on her wedding day. These 15 dresses are for brides who want a more hip-hugging, sexy look.