Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Arrivals: Mermaid and a Line Wedding Dress

This organza one-shoulder mermaid wedding dress has the feature of ruffle neckline, lace appliqued boned bodice, lace up back, ruffle skirt and ruffle hemline amazing lace monarch train.

This organza strapless mermaid wedding dress has the feature of ruched bodice, floral detail waistband, lace up back, bias swirl skirt and sweep train.

This organza strapless neckline a line wedding dress has the feature of pleated bodice, double bow waistband, lavish ruffle pick-up skirt, lace up back and chapel train.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Customer Feedback: Visible Quality Guarantee

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Fall and Winter Wedding: Bridesmaid Dresses with Sleeves

Bridesmaid dresses with sleeves are ideal for colder weather weddings or just to provide your maids with a bit more modesty and coverage. Bridesmaid dresses with sleeves not only flatter arms and class up the ensemble, they keep ladies warm in cool weather. Which type of sleeves will you choose? Modest bridesmaids dresses look demure, feminine, and are also figure friendly. Brides also need to choose a sleeve style for their fall or winter wedding. This season, several designers created wedding bridesmaid dresses featured all types of sleeves - from barely-there cap or flutter sleeves to full on long sleeves. Check out our favorites here.
Basic short sleeves are perfect for spring and summer weddings in a casual, outdoor setting. Mainly featured on cotton t-shirt dresses, these sleeves stick with a modest look but provide slight coverage and lots of comfort in warmer weather.

Dress by Alfred Sung

Dress by David's Bridal

Dress by Dessy

Grey bridesmaid dresses are also very popular in 2012, especially when paired with bright accent colors in bouquets or accessories. Pairing modest bridesmaid dress with puff sleeves gives of a playful and pretty look and silhouette.

Dress by Amsale

Monday, August 20, 2012

What is the Rehearsal Dinner?

When is the rehearsal dinner held?

A rehearsal dinner is a pre-wedding ceremony in North American tradition, usually held after the wedding rehearsal and the night before the wedding ceremony.

What is the purpose of the rehearsal dinner?

The purpose of the rehearsal dinner is for the relatives and friends of the bride and groom to meet and have a good time. The couple generally takes this opportunity to thank everyone who has put work into helping them with the wedding preparations.

Who is invited?

The guests generally include the couple to be married and others who form the wedding party, but may also include extended family and out-of-town guests. Any children of the bride and groom from a previous marriage are invited, unless they are too young. Parents of young attendants, such as a flower girl or ring bearer, are also included. If single members of the wedding party were invited to bring a date to the wedding, then it's kind to include the date at the rehearsal dinner.

What happens during the dinner?

The focus of the dinner is for the wedding party and the two families to relax and enjoy each other's company, and to celebrate the bride and groom and the joining of two families. Sometimes, this will be the first time that the two families meet. Activities generally include toasting (or roasting) and the presentation of small gifts for those who have helped plan the wedding. It's important for the couple and their parents to make sure that everyone is introduced to each other.

Who host?

The rehearsal dinner costs are traditionally incurred by the parents of the groom. However, modern traditions allow for either the parents of the bride or the parents of the groom to incur these costs.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Personalizing Your Destination Wedding: Give Gift Bags a Theme


Stuff a tote with goodies to enjoy sandside. Tote, Proud Mary. Evian Brumisateur facial spray.

Spa-Themed Welcome Gift

Set out a tray that invites guests to unwind. Stationery box, Pacific Connections; kale-and-watercress soap, MOR; bath-salt envelopes in Naia, Thymes.

Party-Style Welcome Gift

Fill an ice bucket with celebratory staples. Bloody Mary seasoning, Demitris; ice bucket, Tiffany & Co., 800-526-0649; 1864-era playing cards, Uncle's Games; 2 1/2-inch circle Clever Lever Mega Craft Punch, Marvy Uchida, for stores.

Relaxed-Style Welcome Gift

Pack a pretty box they'll want to snuggle up to. Cashmere throw, Williams-Sonoma Home; 18-ounce white jumbo cup, Fishs Eddy; vanilla marshmallows, Little Flower Candy Co.; 10-ounce Aztec hot chocolate, MarieBelle.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New Arrival Wedding Dress Gallery: Fall 2012 Styles

This lace bateau neckline sheath wedding dress has the feature of corded lace is adorned with features, dimensional handmade flowers, beaded elements, floral accent grosgrain ribbon belt encircles the natural waist, covered button and zipper over inner corset closure and knee-length pencil skirt.

This tulle strapless neckline mermaid wedding dress has the feature of diagonal lines of floral lace strewn with beaded embellishments, grosgrain ribbon with handmade floral motif highlights the natural waist, corset closure and chapel train.

This organza sweetheart neckline mermaid wedding dress has the feature of asymmetrically ruched bodice, exaggerated ruffle skirt, corset closure and detachable ribbon belt with beaded motif.

All these are special for you. Please be kindly informed that these dresses cost excludes any accessories like petticoats, gloves, veils, jackets, crowns, necklaces and so on.

Monday, August 13, 2012

How to Deal With Problem Bridesmaids

They’re supposed to be there for you through gown fittings, crazy in-laws, and crazier grooms to be. But sometimes, even your best support systems can buckle under the strain. Every bride needs help on how to deal with disgruntled bridesmaids. From bridesmaid dress distress to gripes about expenses, keeping a bridal party happy can be as demanding as the wedding planning itself.

A bridesmaid says “heck no!” to a dress you love.

If it’s not to late, work out a compromise. Sure it’s your wedding, but it’s their self-esteem (and probably their cash, too), and you need these ladies to love you long after you become Mrs. Married. Tell them you’ll pick the color and then let them choose the style. If a bridesmaid is being unreasonable (make sure it’s not you being too demanding), let her know how important your vision is and that you will work together to find a dress that will make you both happy.

You hear grumbles about expenses.

Be considerate. It’s likely that your maids will only wear this dress for a few hours, so don’t make them hock their car to be a part of your wedding. Brides are not required to pay for the dresses, but if you want to spring for something pricey, consider adding it on to your own budget or paying for half. Try to mitigate expenses elsewhere too -- if they’re buying the wedding bridesmaid dresses, don’t make them buy jewelry and shoes too.

Last-ditch effort.

It’s never easy, but sometimes when all else fails or when something explosive has happened, the only alternative is to ask a bummer bridesmaid to step down. There really is no right way to do this. Good friends will understand the decisions you have to make. People who’ve turned out not to be such good friends are better weeded out, anyway.

Friday, August 10, 2012

The Best Man's Wedding Duties

We don't get bestowed with the title "best" very often in our lives. Being asked to be the best man in a wedding is a great honor. It shows that your friend or family member holds your relationship in great esteem. You've been his go-to guy in life; now he needs you to be his point person during this weighty rite-of-passage.
So don't just shuffle through your role; instead, help your buddy through the most important day of his life by stepping up and fulfilling your duties with competence. What does the best man do at a wedding? What are the best man responsibilities and duties? Don't worry, I've got best man advice and answers guaranteed to help you.

Before the Wedding

Help the groom choose his tux suit and organize fittings for him and also the groomsmen, if needed. Attend the engagement party and meet the family. One of the responsibilities of the best man is to meet the family of the groom, this will help get some idea on how the wedding could turn out. As Best Man it's down to you to organise the bachelor party. If you're stuck for ideas or simply want to make his last days of freedom truly unique and memorable then check out our tips and guide to the perfect bachelor party. Help the groom with the wedding preparations. Go to the rehearsals - You don't want to ruin your friend's big day by not knowing what to do as the best man, so always be there for the rehearsals. This is one of the more important things when it comes to weddings and best man etiquette.

On The Day

It's up to you to get the groom to ceremony on time--especially if the bachelor party was held the night before.
The best man stands next to the groom, holds the bride's ring until it's time for the groom to put it on her finger and escorts the maid of honor during the closing procession.

During the Wedding Reception

Give a toast to the couple and make a speech. The best man is famed for giving the first speech at the wedding reception, and he should spend time crafting and rehearsing it.
Dance with the bride, the maid of honor and the bridesmaids. This is one best man duty a lot of men like. Once the new Mr & Mrs have had their first dance it is traditional for the Best Man to dance with the chief bridesmaid. Even if you're not a dancing man make sure you help to break the ice, make everyone feel at home and get the party into full swing.

Is there are mountain of gifts building up on a table somewhere? There's possibly far too many for the bride and groom to carry on their own so with the help of the other groomsman and bridesmaids help carry any wedding gifts to the bridal suite or waiting car. Finally, the best man is also responsible for packing the groom's suitcase for the honeymoon and organizing a getaway car for the airport.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bridesmaids Dresses Match for Your Wedding Theme

Get the perfect bridesmaids dresses to match for your chosen wedding theme from Forever Yours.

V-neck, ruffled, strap dress in Lamore satin with a pleated waistband.

Sweetheart gown in chiffon with ruched bodice. Crystal pin at waist connects to a scalloped ruffle.

Mini length, strapped dress in Lamore satin with scoop neckline and V-back. A 2" wide waistband is decorated with a two-toned flower on the left side. Full skirt.
Mini length, halter neck dress in charmeuse and chiffon with V-neck and a double layered skirt. A 1¾" waistband is decorated with 3 flowers. Second colour on strap, waistband and hem.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Real Weddings with Pink Ideas

Bridesmaid Bouquets
Just a few lush Coral Charm peonies and hosta leaves create lovely bridesmaid bouquets that packed a lot of pink punch in this formal wedding in Chicago.

Votive Candles
To go with the soft pink decor of this Salt Lake City, Utah wedding, cameos were glued to soft rose ribbon, then wrapped around the candle votives and set at each table.
Pink Cocktails
Pink Cosmopolitans added a pop of color -- and a nod to New York -- to Mieun and Till's city wedding reception.

Pink Wedding Invitations
Each piece of this letterpress wedding stationery for Michelle and Devon's wedding in West Redding, Connecticut, from the save-the-date cards to the menus, is embellished with a fern icon of the couple's initials. The cream-pink paper was backed with green.

Pink Pom-Poms
A sweets table decorated with striped ribbon and hanging pink tissue-paper pom-poms offers guests taffy and lollipops to take home after Melody and Adam's wedding.