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Well folks, it’s finally here! After counting down with trend predictions all week (visit Fashion Ideas for our thoughts on bridal, bridesmaid, and accessories), we’re on our way! Fall Bridal Fashion Week starts TODAY, and you know we’ll be there covering the new collections from every angle. So, let that bridal fashion fanatic (or newly engaged gal) in your life know that she’ll definitely want to be following along! We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it one last time here: join us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest for fresh-from-the-runway shots, behind-the-scenes scoop, and plenty of pretty details! We’ll be documenting (somewhat obsessively) as it all goes down in real time, and starting Friday you’ll be able to view all the goodness one one page — so stay tuned for details!
What collections are you most looking forward to seeing? Any trend predictions of your own to share? Let us know what you’re most excited about in the comments!
Photos (clockwise from top left): Dan Lecca; Dress Designers (clockwise from top left): Claire Pettibone
Start your countdown—Bridal Market is just four days away! Twice a year, the wedding world takes over New York City as dress designers debut new collections, and we’ll be there to document every moment. If you’re not already following us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest, get on that, stat—it’s the best way to get of-the-moment updates and see fresh-from-the-runway pictures as soon as we publish them. But since we can’t show you anything new until this weekend, we thought we’d kick off the week with our best guesses at the new stuff. Head over to our Fashion Ideas section to see seven trends we think will be gaining steam in the Fall 2014 collections—then let us know in the comments below with which details and designs you hope to see!
Dresses by (from left): Olia Zavozina, Berta. Photos by Robert Mitra
Well, it’s that time of year again! In just a few short days, we’ll be heading up to New York City to see the newest designer wedding dresses at Bridal Market. So to get ready for the biggest event in bridal fashion, we thought it would be wise to take a look back at our favorite wedding dresses from last season – the styles that really wowed us. Two of our editors’ personal faves are pictured above: a pink textured rosette A-line gown by Olia Zavozina, and a romantic long-sleeved gown with a plunging neckline and body-hugging silhouette by Berta. Both of these gorgeous gowns were photographed at Pier 94, the hub of New York Bridal Market. Be sure you’re following us on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram to get inside scoop on what’s new in bridal fashion. See you on the runway!
Photo by Viera Photographics
When it comes to selecting your wedding dress, there are three important criteria – that the gown flatters your figure, suits your style, and fits your budget. With thousands of dresses out there, the first two shouldn’t be too difficult, but sticking to your budget can be tricky. Here are five of our top money-saving tips for wedding dress shopping.
Sample Sales - Most gown salons have sample sales to get rid of older gowns and make room for new ones. This is a great opportunity for you to buy a designer wedding gown at a discounted price. This works particularly well if you’re a size 8 to 12, as most sample gowns are in that size range. Check out our Events Calendar to find a sample sale near you.
Trunk Shows – If there’s a designer that you love, look on their website and find a trunk show near you. Often, gowns from a featured designer are discounted during a trunk show – usually around 10 percent – plus you’ll be able to see exclusive gowns that aren’t normally carried in stores. Check out our Events Calendar to find a trunk show near you.
Be Honest - Before you start trying on dresses, tell your consultant your budget – and be firm. Ask the price of each dress before trying it on. If it doesn’t fall within your price range, move on to the next. You don’t want to fall in love with a gown that you can’t afford – so don’t even let it become an issue.
Go Simple - The more beading and embellishments a wedding gown has, the more expensive it will be. Instead, look for dresses that don’t have a lot of adornments and add a sparkly sash or brooch if you need a little extra sparkle.
Limit Alterations - If you’re shopping at a sample sale, don’t assume that it’s more cost effective to buy a gown that doesn’t fit and get it altered. Major alterations can cost more than the dress if you’re not careful! And also, choose a gown that you love pretty much as is with limited customizations. Adding straps, changing a silhouette, changing a color – all of these changes can add up.
How did you save money on your wedding dress? Share with us in the comments!
Photo: Jennifer Baumann Photography
Last week, we launched our second e-magazine, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2013. It’s overflowing with this season’s top cakes, centerpieces, bouquets, favors, and boutonnieres full of red, orange, yellow and brown hues, textures, and foliage to inspire your fall wedding decor. And that’s not all! Some of our favorite sections? Check out which wedding and bridesmaid dresses are trending across the USA, how-to pair a statement necklace with your wedding dress, and which outfits to wear to your engagement session. If you’re looking for great advice, we’ve got that too, in the form of tips from some of our favorite wedding experts on saving money without sacrificing style. (Yes, it can be done!)
We’re also excited to share with you a sneak peek at two NEW WeddingWire features. Get a sneak peek of our new and improved wedding websites, and our super-cool makeover tool. Upload a picture of yourself to test the results and be sure to take the beauty quiz to discover your celebrity look.
So curl up with a mug of hot cider, and get inspired with our FallBook!
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