Bridal Gowns

Wedding Gown Shopping? 13+ Tips for Stress Free Wedding Gown Shopping

13+ Tips for Stress Free Wedding Gown Shopping! Create a budget.   Most brides will spend about 10% of their wedding budget for their dress. Start shopping early.  It takes anywhere from six to twelve months from the time you place the order to when you bring your wedding gown home.  Bridal designers need four or…

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5 Tips Every Bride Needs to Know about Wedding Dress Alterations

ALMOST ALL BRIDAL GOWNS NEED TO BE ALTERED! Fit is everything, which is why, when it comes to your wedding dress, alterations are everything. You can splurge on a pricey dress, but if it’s not altered properly it won’t look any better than a gown that’s a tenth of the cost. Here are 5 TIPS…

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Coleen’s Journey – Saying “Yes” to the dress! (Part 3)

I said YES…to the dress!  A wedding dress can take anywhere from 5-6 months to come in (not including alterations) and with my wedding coming up in less than 6 months, I knew what I had to do next!  As much as I dreaded dress shopping, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I had expected….

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Bride St. Louis donates to ReFresh

  This week Bride St. Louis made a stop at ReFresh in Brentwood to donate dresses that remained from our 2019 Run for the Dress.  Re-Fresh is not your typical resale store.  The only thing that can top fashionable clothes at reasonable prices is shopping in the name of a great cause. ReFresh is run…

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Choosing a Wedding Dress

Mermaid, Trumpet or Fit & Flare – Wedding Gown Styles and Silhouettes

Over the next few posts we will introduce you to some basic information about wedding gown styles and silhouettes. We will start with details about the Trumpet, Mermaid, and Fit and Flare.  For the brides who is just starting to look at wedding gowns, they can appear very much alike. A trumpet wedding dress fits similar to…

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Read this first – before you buy your Wedding Dress

All women want to look their very best on their wedding day – beautiful, confident and radiant!  Here are some tips to ensure that you make a GREAT choice when it comes to your choice of bridal gown. Start NOW to find your dress. If you plan to order a designer gown it can take…

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Selecting the Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Style

  Selecting a wedding dress is more than just a fitting.  It’s selecting the right type for your body shape.  What’s follows is a guide to selecting the right silhouette for your body type.  This allows you to find the best figure flattering wedding gown.  Petite, tall, thin, plus size – here is your go…

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How to Protect Your Wedding Dress

    Whether you are wearing a new wedding gown or an heirloom wedding gown, you want your wedding dress to be perfect in every way.  Here are some tips to make sure your dress stays in tip top shape. Prior to the Wedding: Avoid excessive handling of your gown.  Clean hands are a must. …

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Everything you Need to Know about Buying a Wedding Dress

Congratulations!  You’re getting married.  As a young girl, you probably have always dreamed or at least thought of your wedding day.  And every girl when they get their ring wants to start wedding dress shopping.  However, once you start, you will quickly understand how overwhelming it can be.  With thousands of dresses and styles available,…

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Your Bridesmaids will Love You!

Your bridesmaids will love you!  Take a look at these wedding party mix and match tulle skits available in any number of colors.  These tulle shirts can be paired with almost anything post-wedding too!  Your bridesmaids can choose whatever style of top they like as well. Designers of tulle skirts can be found on Etsy.

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7 Points to Consider as You Shop for Your Wedding Dress

Here are 7 points to consider as you begin the search for your “perfect” wedding dress.   So many of you have had dreams of your big day, and the pressure to find the wedding dress that matches that dream is unreal.  Here are some suggestions to de-stress and enjoy the experience. Most bridal shops prefer…

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Help Your Bridesmaids Save Money on Their Dresses

Asking your friend or relative to be a bridesmaid is asking them to invest in your relationship as a friend.   It’s expensive.  And I’ve encountered girls who have participated in three or four weddings in one year! So, be a good friend and help her financially as well when it comes time to purchase her…

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Messy Getting Ready Rooms and 5 Tips for getting “INTO” the dress.

I love the fun and excitement of getting ready that occurs in the girl’s getting ready room.  There are lots of special moments that unfold that beg to be captured by your photographer.  Perhaps it is your sister’s special hug or gift, or your best friend’s “something old” that she has given you – all…

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Modest Bridal Gowns

What is a modest bridal gown?  A modest bridal dress provides the same high quality wedding dress BUT with sleeves and higher necklines to provide more coverage.   Some religious faiths (LDS, Christians, Evangelicals, Muslins and others) require a bridal gown that is designed with less reveal.   And honestly – these are beautiful dresses!  Very few…

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Helpful Hints for Bridal Gown Shopping

Guest Post from Jenn Glosemeyer, Boulevard Bride   www.BoulevardBride.com   One of the most exciting parts about getting married is finding “The Dress”.  It’s probably the first thing on your list.     When it is time to go shopping keep these tips in mind.     Undergarments can drastically change the look of a dress. …

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Tips for selecting a Wedding Dress

Last weekend in New York the industry’s top bridal designers showed their Spring/Summer 2014 collections at Bridal Market.  They say that gone is Organza and Chantilly Lace and that a new wave of fabrics will be exploding the scene like hand-painted lace and golf-flecked detailing.  And then there is the new color trend – a…

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Bridal Veil Options

Most of us know that the bridal veil tradition goes back to medieval times.  Some said it was used to protect the bride from evil spirits.  It was believed that the bride appealed to evil spirits because of her happiness.  And, of course, in arranged marriages of ancient times the veil insured that the groom…

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Bridal Lingerie — Flirty, Fun, and Fabulous

You’ve spent hours and perhaps travelled many miles looking for the perfect wedding dress for your dream day.   Often overlooked but extremely important is the foundation garments you decide to wear under your wedding dress.  And then, for the honeymoon after the wedding, it’s time for something a little flirty, a little fun, and a little…

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