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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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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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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5 Bridesmaid Tips to Survive the Wedding

Over the years, I was a bridesmaid or involved in the wedding in some capacity. These are the top 5 guidelines for a Bridesmaid/Maid of Honor to maintain your friendship with the bride and to keep your sanity through it all. Understand the cost of the wedding before agreeing to be a bridesmaid. It is […]

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Advice 9 Bridesmaids on a Tight Budget

I recently received this plea from a Bride…  “I am a bride to be with 9 bridesmaids and have a budget of $30 a girl. I am hoping to find a royal blue chiffon mid length dress. “ Since there are 9 bridesmaids, this bride will never find 9 dresses in the correct size for […]

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How do I measure myself?

The three most important measurements for dress sizing are Bust, Waist, and Hips.  Bust is also important for determining shirt size.  Waist and hip measurements are critical for skirts, pants, and underwear.  Grab a tape measure or string, and following these quick and easy steps to measure yourself. Bust: Measure around your body, under your […]

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