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Beware the Ill-Fitting Gown PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laurie Morgan (Admin)   
Thursday, 14 May 2009 00:25

I was at a bridal show recently, and as I was admiring a gorgeous gown on a mannequin, a photographer interrupted my oohing and aahing to say, "oh, that's a pull-up." A what?

These days, strapless gowns are ultra-popular -- many of the gowns you'll see in shops will be in this style, and, for many brides, it's very flattering. But, if it's not fitted properly, your gown can ride down as you move -- hence our photographer's description of these gowns as "pull-ups."

Pulling your gown up throughout your wedding and reception will be a drag -- and could even interfere with your pictures! (Or worse ...)

Remember, wedding gowns are extremely heavy -- so a well-constructed, well-fitted bodice is essential when you're wearing a strapless gown. Invest in *quality* alterations, make sure the gown fits tightly enough that it won't slip down, and look for strapless gowns that feature corsets. Or, better yet, if you can afford it, look for a custom-made gown that can have a custom corset built in.

 And test it out before you leave your fitting!  Can you bend down in it?  Reach up?  Dance?  Make sure you can!

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2009 00:39
Valentine's Day wedding? Consider these tips. PDF Print E-mail
Written by Laurie Morgan (Admin)   
Wednesday, 13 May 2009 23:04

Considering a Valentine's Day wedding?  When the annual holiday dedicated to romance falls on a weekend, you can be sure there will be plenty of competition for the reception site of your choice -- book early!  If you're willing to wed mid-week, and the holiday falls then, you could save versus a regular weekend date, though -- especially versus the prime dates in your region.

Other things to consider: Flowers can be extra expensive in February, and your favorite blooms might be hard to get or even unavailable. Ditto for a wedding florist!  Florists who do retail as well as weddings will find Valentine's Day one of their busiest holidays of the year.

Would a destination wedding work for you?  February weather can be daunting in many parts of the country (snow can be romantic and make a lovely photo backdrop, but an unexpected blizzard could make travel difficult for your guests).  It's a great time of year to head to Florida, Hawaii, or much of the Southwest and California, though.  A destination wedding with a few select guests to a warm location can be a fun way to celebrate your wedding -- and, it might even save money versus a traditional event.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 May 2009 20:57
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