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Aug 05

Bridesmaids dresses – fabrics, accessories and checklist

Fabrics, bridesmaids dresses During the 50s and 60s satins were the rule for bridesmaids’ dresses, and were very suitable for the extremely simple princess styles and straight skirts of those eras. Since the advent of ‘flower power’ and subsequent fashion trends, dresses for both bride and bridesmaids have become much more feminine. As a result many more fabrics have been brought into use for bridesmaids’ dresses – prints, ginghams, cottons, slubbed silks, broderie anglaise, checks, etc. Choose a fabric that complements your wedding dress; for instance if you are all layers and layers of fine net and organdie, bridesmaids in tartan wouldn’t look very appropriate – or if you are in Edwardian style, bridesmaids in satin and net crinolines would look strange. Don’t just look in the ‘bridal’ departments of shops for fabrics and dresses; these tend to be very safe and predictable. Shop around in boutiques and the other departments, and you could come across just what you are looking for.

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Aug 04

Wedding Cake Preparation and Types – Plan my Wedding

Wedding Cake Preparation and Types – Plan my Wedding The wedding cake is the centerpiece of your reception and cutting the cake is one of the traditional highlights. Your first decision is what type of wedding cake to have and whether you will make it yourself or have it Professional by made. (more…)

Aug 04

Wedding ideas – tipps to the bride to look better

Looking your best, bride tipps Needless to say, on your wedding day you will want to look your very best, with all your good points emphasised and your weaker points played down. Go over in your mind each aspect of your appearance – weight, complexion, hair, make-up, etc – and think it through in the light of how you want to look on your wedding day.

Face A good deal of attention will be focused on your face, as this is the focus of your general wellbeing and emotions – and also the cause of lots of beauty problems! However, with a little planning and preparation you will be able to be a radiant bride. Even if you don’t generally wear very much make-up, make an exception for your wedding day; with all the finery around you it is easy for your face to ‘disappear’ and be overshadowed. Plan to wear quite a lot of well-chosen and well-applied foundation, blusher, eye-shadow and lipstick, and (more…)

Aug 03

Wedding ideas – floral headdresses und other bride accessories

Floral headdresses Flowers are very attractive as headdresses for your wedding; they can be used in many different ways, from single blooms to entire garlands. The flowers may be real or imitation; if you want to use real flowers in your hair on the day check the details with the florist when you order your bouquet. 1White side comb holding trailing strands of tiny flowers. 2Circlet of white and colored flowers round a topknot. 3Exotic-looking wreath of large net flowers and leaves. 4Floral headdress holding a veil in place. 5Circlet of large and small silk roses and colored ribbons. 6Ivory rose and rose petals decorating a chignon. 7Wreath of white lilies. 8Circlet of colored flowers and ribbons. 9Half-circlet of white and colored roses and stephanotis. 10Circlet of tiny flowers with star shaped trim. 11Side spray of flowers and stems.

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Accessories It’s no good choosing your dress carefully unless you pay just as much attention to what goes with it! Your accessories should complement the mood and style of your dress and of the wedding in general – for instance it would be inappropriate to wear flat white sandals with a very formal dress with a train. Keep your dress in mind when choosing all your accessories – ideally try them on with it – and you can be sure that the complete effect will be harmonious. (more…)

Aug 02

Choose Clothes for the Male Attendants – Ideas for Wedding

Choose Clothes for the Male Attendants – Ideas for Wedding Liaise with the best man, bride’s father and ushers to ensure color and style co-ordination. It is important that they feel comfortable and wear an outfit that is well fitting and compatible with what the bridegroom will be wearing. (more…)

Aug 02

Wedding ideas – headdresses of the bride

Bride headdresses What am i going to wear on my head? This is perhaps the first question to ask once you have decided on your wedding dress. Of course you don’t need to wear anything, but it is the rare bride who doesn’t at least want to put a flower in her hair for the trip down the aisle. The veil is the most traditional bridal headdress; it is seen in various forms in different cultures, where it sometimes had the purpose of preventing the bride and groom from seeing each other, and sometimes was supposed to offer symbolic protection to the couple. At times the veil was a piece of fabric held over the head of the bride or of the couple as the ceremony took place; in some cultures the bride was draped to the ground in the veil. Veils disappeared from fashion in this country for several centuries and brides tended to wear flowers instead; the joint Victorian cults of the white wedding and the coy female led to the reinstatement of the veil as a means of hiding the bride’s supposed blushes! (more…)

Aug 01

Making your wedding dress special – checklist

 Special wedding dress  Once you have decided on the basic shape you want your dress to have, there are all kinds of embellishments that can be used on bought and home-made dresses that make that particular garment special. Some of the finishing touches are shown here; there are endless combinations of effect and color. 1 Tiny colored flowers can be dotted over the dress or over the hemline and sleeves. 2 Larger flowers can be made out of fabric and appliqued to the dress. 3 Lace can be used for necklines and inset panels. 4 Ribbons can be used as sashes and to tie in bows on sleeves and flounces. 5 Ruffles of lace or fabric can be used to decorate sleeves, necklines, flounces or hemlines. 6 Small or large tucks can be made in the fabric of skirt, bodice or sleeve. 7 Embroidery can be used to decorate any part of the dress. 8 Net may be layered over the main fabric of the dress to give an ethereal look. (more…)

Jul 31

Wedding ideas – finishing touches of brides dress

Making your brides dress special Once you have decided on the basic shape you want your dress to have, there are all kinds of embellishments that can be used on bought and home-made dresses that make that particular garment special. Some of the finishing touches are shown here; there are endless combinations of effect and color.

1Tiny colored flowers can be dotted over the dress or over the hemline and sleeves. 2Larger flowers can be made out of fabric and appliqued to the dress. 3Lace can be used for necklines and inset panels. (more…)

Jul 30

Wedding ideas – the style of the wedding dress

Styles of wedding dress What kind of dress are you looking for? One that evokes a particular era, for instance Victorian, Edwardian, or 1920s – or one that is in a particular mood, such as romantic, classic, elegant, severe? Whether you are buying, making or hiring your dress, choose a style that suits the tone of your wedding and is flattering to your figure. 1Peasant style, with a laced bodice, 2 American style, with ruffled sailor puffed and gathered sleeves and a collar, bows at chest and sleeves, layered, gathered skirt. half-length gathered sleeves and calf- length gathered skirt. 3 Edwardian style, with high neckline, leg-of-mutton sleeves, fluted skirt with deep sash dropping below waist level. (more…)

Jul 30

Step-by-step Guide to Planning your Wedding on Time

Step-by-step Guide to Planning your Wedding on Time □ Produce a schedule with the suggested columns □ Consider whether you wish to make a formal announcement • national newspaper (more…)