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Congratulations! You’ve found the one, and by “the one,” we obviously mean your wedding dress. It can be a difficult task and it’s rewarding to finally find the perfect fit for your style and body. However, there are certain things you just shouldn’t do after buying it. Consult our list of 5 things not to do after picking your dress, to make sure your road to the altar is smooth sailing.
The initial stages of wedding dress shopping can be totally overwhelming, especially if you don’t know exactly what you want. Lucky for you, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 put together a diagram to help you figure it out. Whether your wedding style is more casual and modern, or traditional and formal, our bridal style matrix has the perfect fit for you. Happy shopping!
It’s that time of the year again . . . hello Bridal Market! Starting today, WeddingWire’s Editorial Team will be up in New York City, hopping between new wedding dress, bridesmaids, and accessories collections and snapping pics of all the newest styles.
If you’re asking yourself what exactly is Bridal Market, you can read our breakdown right here. For those of you a bit more familiar, you know this is essentially the wedding world’s equivalent of Fashion Week. Want to follow along with the excitement? Your best bet is to download our new WedStyle wedding inspiration app. Here, we’ll be posting tons of photos fresh from the runways and appointments, and you can weigh in directly on your favorite dresses! Follow our editors directly by searching for WWKim, WWLeeor, and WWSarah, or simply select “Bridal Fashion Week” from the filter menu.
Of course, there will also be plenty of coverage on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Added bonus: starting Friday morning, complete collections will begin appearing on our dedicated Bridal Market Landing Page.
So many dresses, so little time! We’re excited for another great Market, and hope you’ll be following along with us!
The WeddingWire Editorial Team
Post Sponsored by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists
My wedding is in a location far from where I live, so I have to travel with my wedding gown. What is the best way to transport my gown while ensuring that it stays in prime condition for the big day?
Sally Conant of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists says: Whether you’re traveling near or far, it’s important to pack your wedding gown properly. Here are some of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists’ top tips for how to travel with your wedding gown.
How to Pack a Wedding Gown: Pack your wedding gown in a box or suitcase lined with tissue paper. Fold the gown neatly and buffer each fold with tissue paper to prevent creases. Make sure you use ample tissue paper to stuff the bodice of the gown and cushion any bows or sleeves. If your gown is beaded with prongs, put tissue over the prongs so that there are no snags. Once the suitcase or box is packed, the gown should not move when you shake the box.
Post Sponsored by Allure Bridals
Lace, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways! Lace is a classic and feminine fabric for wedding dresses, of course, but it’s also extremely versatile. Many of Allure Bridals‘ gowns feature lace used in unique and gorgeous ways – and whether you’re a super-romantic bride, a glamour girl, a modern sophisticate or a total romantic, there’s an Allure lace gown for you. Check out a few of our favorite lace wedding dresses from Allure Bridals.
Romantic: Head-to-toe lace with classic sleeves is pure wedding romance. We love the slim silhouette and the illusion neckline – so Kate Middleton, and perfect for a springtime garden wedding.
Modern: This gown combines on-trend details (hello, peplum!) with a totally flattering style. The beaded belt highlights the narrowest part of the natural waist, and the v-neckline is so slimming.
Glam: Va-va-voom! The sweetheart neckline and fit-to-flare silhouette are totally sexy, but the stunning lace fabrication keeps things ultra-feminine, too.
Vintage: This slinky style has an Old Hollywood vibe that’s ideal for a Great Gatsby-inspired wedding that’s so hot right now.
And don’t forget your bridesmaids! One of the biggest trends from last season’s bridal market is lace bridesmaid dresses. And no matter what your wedding style is, you’ll find a lace bridesmaid look from Allure Bridesmaids that works perfectly.
Elegant: Hosting a formal wedding? Your ‘maids will look black-tie ready with this gown, which combines a classic illusion neckline with a modern peplum detail.
Versatile: If you’re looking for a dress that would look great on a variety of figures, this v-neck, knee-length style is both stylish and flattering.
Retro: We love the A-line skirt on this dress for a little 1950s flair! Plus, the illusion neckline and cap sleeves provide a little extra coverage.
Sophisticated: This dress is so chic – your bridesmaids will totally want to wear it after the wedding to a cocktail party or out on the town!