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The Traveling Wedding Dress – Wear it Again Inspiration

Have you ever wished that you had worn a different wedding dress, said “I do” somewhere else, or changed your hair for your wedding day? Here is the story of The Traveling Wedding Dress and how you can wear your wedding dress again! These are some of the reasons I decided to wear my wedding […]

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MOB Outfit Guide

Finding the perfect Mother of the Bride MOB outfit

Moms (and Grandmothers), why is it so hard to find your Mother of the Bride (MOB) or Mother of the Groom (MOG) outfit? Here are a few tips to help pick out the perfect MOB/MOG wedding outfit: Color Does the Bride have a specific color in mind for you? Some brides like to have the […]

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Everything You Need to Know about Bridal Shoes

Everything You Need to Know About Bridal Shoes for Your Wedding

Here is everything you need to know about Bridal Shoes for your big day!   Timing Which came first, the wedding dress or bridal shoes? For long dresses, you should have your shoes before your final dress fitting to get the hem the right length.  Most Brides select their wedding shoes after finding the perfect […]

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What to Wear for Engagement Photos

Congratulations you are getting married!  After shouting it from the rooftop and sending out a quick picture of your engagement ring, one of the big ways to let everyone know that you are engaged is an Engagement Photo shoot!  What should you wear for your engagement photo shoot?  It depends on your location, weather (time […]

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Bride’s Guide to Save Money on Bridesmaid Dress

Brides, here are a few tips to help your Bridesmaid(s) save money on her outfit: Avoid dresses that require expensive alterations.  Long dresses almost always need a hem, multiple layers and large skirts cost more to hem than single layer sheath or column dresses. Go Short!  Short dresses tend to be less expensive, require fewer […]

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5 Top Tips for Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

Your going to be a Bridesmaid!  Here are 5 Top Tips For Bridesmaid Dress Shopping.   1. Have an honest discussion with the Bride about budget before dress shopping.  Pull her aside quietly, when she is not freaking out, to discuss financial expectations before you agree to be a bridesmaid.  You may be able to […]

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Designer Couture Wedding Gown Shopping Experience – What to Expect

Wedding gowns can be expensive.  Add a well-known designer’s name or label as Couture, and these wedding gowns reach a whole new level of expensive.  I had no idea what to expect with these high-end Wedding Gowns.  I tried on dresses that cost more than my first THREE cars, combined!  Sure, I felt pretty.  Anyone […]

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Why are Bridal Shops so Expensive? And What Can I do About it?

A friend was recently Wedding Dress shopping with her Sister, and has asked me, “Why are bridal shops so expensive”? I owned and operated a Special Occasion/Bridal store for almost 5 years, and while I am no expert, I do have real life experience to offer. So, why are bridal shops so expensive?  And, what […]

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Top 10 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

  Congratulations, you are getting married! One of the first big purchases is your wedding dress. Your dress is a major part of the wedding. Many brides design their entire wedding around the dress. Some brides are even willing to break the bank and blow out the wedding budget for THE dress. A wedding dress […]

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How to Sell Your Wedding Dress

There are many reasons to keep your wedding dress, preserved or displayed, you may want to hand it down to your daughter to wear on her big day, re-purpose as Christening Gown, or upcycle the gown into another outfit or accessories.  Or, for totally different reasons you may want to “cash in” the value of […]

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Wedding Guest Dress Inspiration

Wedding Guest What to Wear Dress Inspiration and Ideas

Need help selecting the perfect dress to wear to a Wedding?  You may already have the perfect outfit in your closet! My go-to dress as a Wedding Guest is solid color, or subtle print dresses, since they photograph beautifully.  A colorful scarf or accessory with a simple solid color dress is another option.  Avoid white […]

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The Sit Test

A very common mistake when clothes shopping is the failure to perform a Sit Test. Most of us remember to check the three-way mirror, look at all sides of the outfit, and all angles in different lighting.  Too often, shoppers forget to sit down in the outfit prior to purchase.  It is something so simple, […]

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