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How to Help the MOB (or MOG!) Find a Dress

Posted by Kim on Mar 04, 2015

mother of the bride dressesPhoto by Tony Gambino Photography

Whether your mom is a fashionista or needs a little assistance in the wardrobe department, it’s a good idea to be there to help her shop for a dress. While shopping for an MOB dress can be a fun experience, it can be a bit stressful. We recommend approaching it with a supportive and positive attitude—you want Mom to feel amazing and confident, after all! Check out these tips for helping the mother-of-the-bride (or mother-of-the-groom!) shop for a dress.

How Early Should You Shop For Your Wedding Dress?

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 03, 2015

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Photo: Natalie Franke Photography

The most-asked question our Fashion Editor receives: “How early should I shop for my wedding dress?” Well, she answered: “Anywhere from seven to nine months before the actual date.” Don’t be surprised. At bridal salons, you will be trying on samples that can’t be purchased right off the racks. Hence, once your order is into the designer, it will be created from scratch. Bonus: You can make as many or as little alterations as you need to fit your figure. Read more reasons here.

11 Ways To Preserve Wedding Keepsakes At Home

Posted by Caitlin on Mar 02, 2015

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Photos (from left to right): Krista A. Jones Photography; Invitations: Christa Ursini 

After going through post-big day blues, I had no idea what to do with ALL the leftover wedding mementos I purchased or receieved over the past 12 months. Did you? Well, before you start to throw everything into one box at home, consider these ideas: use your hand-stamped utensils, two-hole punch your cards, dry your bouquet and boutonniere, and wear your getting-ready outfit. Read more here.

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The 87th Academy Awards this past Sunday was a who’s who of Hollywood A-listers. We watched major stars walked the red carpet in custom couture and head-turning gowns fit for celebrity royalty. With our eyes glued to the hours of coverage, we came across many looks that could work for a variety of wedding events. From bridal showers to black-tie affairs, there was something on the red carpet for everyone involved in a wedding. Take a look at our round-up of looks inspired by the stars themselves. Oh, and they’re all available for purchase. Happy shopping!

15 Ways To Deal With Those Post-Big Day Blues

Posted by Caitlin on Feb 23, 2015

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Photo: Krista A. Jones Photography

After a year of planning and prepping, I FINALLY got married on September 20, 2014! And guess what? My mother and father were right when they said, “It goes by so fast. Really, really fast. Take a deep breath, loosen up, and enjoy it while it lasts.” Because I wish I could do it all over again (and again). In order to keep the post-big day blues away, find out how to deal with your withdrawal here.

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