How To Accommodate The Bridesmaids

Recently, Marie Claire put out an article giving helpful advice revealing some easy tips to finding the perfect and affordable bridesmaid dress.  It can seem like a daunting task, especially with all the different cuts and colors of dresses, but there are some top tips known by many brides and bridesmaids, alike. The most important thing for a bride to remember is that although it is her big day, the bridesmaid’s play an integral part within the process.

 

Don’t Take Care Of Them Last Minute

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Believe it or not, picking out your bridesmaid dresses before planning the overall color theme of the wedding can actually make the planning process easier. The bridesmaid dresses can also represent the theme of the wedding, and if you are stuck with finding the theme, look at some dresses and it might just come to you. Also, do not be stubborn when it comes to the color of their dresses. Take their skin tone into consideration, and if you chose them as your bridesmaids, then you should have already thought about finding dresses that flatter them.

Keep Them Warm

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While you may be having a hot flash from being nervous, your bridesmaids might feel the actual temperature of the venue, and they could be approaching the early stages of hypothermia. With that point aside, goose bumps are not the most attractive look, so make sure they have scarves or shrugs to keep them warm in the event that the venue is a little chilly.

Be Prepared For Alterations

If you are having custom bridesmaid dresses made, make sure to already plan out appointments for alterations because your bridesmaid’s can lose weight, gain weight, or maybe they are in the process of starting their own family and a pregnant belly needs to fit comfortably. There are many dresses that have empire waists and they fit in a very flattering way on many different body types.

Have Fun!

By all means, do not forget that this is the bride’s big day! It is the beginning of a new life and the day they get to profess their love to all the people around them. While the whole wedding process is known to be stressful due to the celebration, all of it will be well worth it by the time of the reception when everyone pops open a bottle of champagne and dances the night away.

While many may assume these tips are common wedding knowledge, or they are easier said than done, they are still just helpful little reminders to keep your cool on the big day. There are both obligations of the bride and bridesmaid’s, but with all the stress, sometimes it is easy to forget that the big day can be a little anxiety crazed for everyone.

Woman Marries With 80 Bridesmaids By Her Side

Bridesmaids DressesIt took 76 students, three sisters in-law, one niece, one cousin, and a best friend to make up dance teacher, Katie Dalby’s unimaginably large bridal party. Her bridesmaids dawned identical pink dresses with a sheer navy tie around the waist. It came down to the fact that Dalby could not break the hearts of her students and friends who had been so excited for her wedding so, she simply chose them all to somehow make it easier.

 ”The children were all very excited when I told them I was getting married, some of them had been asking me for more than a year,” Dalby explained. She felt as though it would not be fair to all the girls who had been helping her plan her wedding to firemen, Norman Gooch, if she had only chosen two or three of them. While many of Dalby’s students are young kids, their parents were so happy and thankful to her for allowing their children to be included on her big day.

Before the procession, the roads needed to be closed for the size of the bridal party. A majority of the students were between ages two to 17 and members of the bride’s Essex based dance academy. According to the reverend who had married the happy couple, “There were a very large number of bridesmaids, but there was room for them in the pews nearest to the aisle and they formed a guard of honor as the bride and groom left the church.”

Pinterest – Wedding Style

Clipboard2While many may use Pinterest to build an imaginary, magical wardrobe, or a full list of do-it-yourself activities, others are beginning to plan their entire wedding off of the simple app that is filled with hundreds upon thousands of photos, submitted by users. However, as an avid “pinner,” many will find themselves looking into their future wedding plans.

Growing up, many girls do not think about planning their wedding. However, those same girls who opened up an account on Pinterest, will find themselves looking through hours of wedding videos and photos. Some of the photos are simply beautiful and inspire dress designs, while others are quirky and absolutely adorable idea for photo ops between the bridal parties. Some of the best bridesmaids dresses, wedding gowns, tuxedos, and photo ops come out of these ideas people have made public.

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Pinterest’s wedding boards also feature wedding videos that have gone viral and inspired many to follow in their footsteps. These trailers make every wedding seem like a movie, and the posts even recommend the videographers to get the job done.

The idea is that regardless of the stress that a wedding will cause those who have to plan it, these photos can help with a little bit of the inspiration. Over the past year, many have even seen some Pineterest inspired wedding photos that generate quite a bit of attention. There is something about wedding photos, maybe it is that they capture pure and real emotion, but they really can get you excited about planning your wedding, even if you’re like those old tomboy girls and don’t plan on getting married for the next four or five years.

Bridesmaid’s Can Wear White Too!

white bridesmaid dresses aAs the times change, many will only hear traditionalists say that only the bride can wear white. However, many brides are beginning to see the fashion benefits and change their state of mind as to what color their bridesmaid’s dresses can be. In recent trends, white and ivory bridesmaid dresses have been popping up on designer sites and Facebook’s everywhere.

The choice between the two similar colors all depends on what color the bride’s gown will be. If the bride chooses an ivory based dress, then to put a slim difference between her and her maids, it would be smart to put them in a more pure white. If the bride chooses an elegant and traditional white gown, then their bridesmaid’s would choose ivory dresses. While people may be concerned with the fact that is it not only the bride wearing white, there should not be much of a concern, because everyone attending should know whose wedding it is.

By allowing the color scheme to stay within the basic white’s allows for the photos of the entire bridal party to tie together as well. Plus, if the wedding is seasonal, the white and ivory can stand out among the fall or summer colors. Honestly, with whatever traditions may change within the life celebration of a wedding, they always seem to work out and catch on in one way or another.

Financial Obligation Of Being A Bridesmaid

Pink-Bridesmaids-Dresses-500x333Regardless whether it is their second, third, or first, weddings reign supreme in the biggest life celebrations. As soon as the future groom pops the question, it is then the future bride’s duty to propose to her best friends on whether or not they will be her bridesmaid. However, in some instances, bridesmaids end up turning down the offer due to the overall cost which includes accessories, the dress, gifts, and travel. For some serial bridesmaids, they can collect “bridesmaid debt,” due to the overall estimation for a standard bridesmaid being $1,695.

The standard receipt for a bridesmaid according to www.Mint.com:

Dress – $150

Travel [wedding, shower, bachelorette party] - $300 each

Gifts – $200

Soraya Jollon, a New York based wedding planner, explains, “The majority of bridesmaids are happy to buy a dress. If a bride has historically been the type to figure out exactly what each person owes when the bill arrives at a group dinner, she may ruffle some feathers if she insists that her friends buy a $500 dress and matching shoes.” However, a bridesmaid will typically put up with the bride because every wedding is usually stereotypical, and nothing that happens is something you have not heard of before.

The culture of a wedding is to be expensive, and the hardest thing for a bridesmaid is making sure your bride will understand if some things are a little too pricey. As a bridesmaid, it is important to voice anything financial so you do not end up screwing yourself over in the end with debt or cause drama between the bridal party.

‘Say Yes To The Dress: Bridesmaids’ Begins Filming New Season

51oIdzgbtaL._SX500_Small towns all over the nation have been going crazy over filming for TLC’s original show, Say Yes To The Dress: Bridesmaids. The show was a spinoff of TLC’s other original program, Say Yes To The Dress for the brides. The concept revolves around a bridal shop where bridal parties visit the store searching for the perfect bridesmaid’s dresses. It always proves to be very dramatic and emotional because someone always ends up breaking down into a crying mess in either joy or frustration.

The next season has filmed episodes for bridal parties in Cincinnati, Nashville, and a few military families scattered all over the nation. While the show gets its ratings for the drama, the show still provides good entertainment when some trips to the bridal shops run smoothly. It also helps future brides see what they could possibly be in for, so there are even some life lessons to be learned.

Say Yes To The Dress: Bridesmaids has proven that picking your bridesmaids is not a process to just skip over and look at all your potential picks. It is amazing what some of these sisters and friends can act like when they are put in a dress that was not their first pick. Regardless, it is kind of inevitable that there will be some form of drama regardless if you are watching it on television or actually bridesmaid dress shopping. The show airs on TLC almost every day and usually in marathon form and it fluctuates between the original show with wedding dress shopping to the bridesmaids episodes.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Wedding Pranked By Precious Star

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Late night funnyman and show host, Jimmy Kimmel, stood at the end of the long white aisle in California waiting to finally see his beautiful bride. However, as the music began to play, Gabourey Sidibe, the lead actress from Precious, appeared in a wedding gown with a green umbrella to block the hot sun. While the entire crowd laughed, Kimmel was impressed that such an elaborate prank would be pulled off on his behalf.

According to a guest that spoke to Us Weekly, Kimmel’s bride to-be, Molly McNearney, helped orchestrate the joke along with Sidibe. There is no doubt that if you are going to marry Jimmy Kimmel, a designated funnyman, you have to have a sense of humor.

After the joke had run its course, McNearney walked down the aisle looking more beautiful than ever. After the nuptials, Sidibe traded in the veil and gown for a red dress and some white flats. Their wedding was attended by many other famous faces from Kimmel’s connection to the entertainment industry. Future bride, Jennifer Aniston was in attendance along with Dax Shepard and his wife, Kristen Bell. Kimmel and McNearney have been dating since 2008, and then upon a trip to South Africa in 2012, Kimmel popped the question.

Olivia Wilde Spoils Her Bridesmaids – Find Out Why They’re So Lucky!

ClipboardAs actress Olivia Wilde plans her wedding to Saturday Night Live funnyman, Jason Sudeikis, her bridesmaids could not be happier for the bride or another amazing reason, their bridesmaid’s dresses! According to an interview with InStyle Magazine, Wilde has designed custom dresses for each of her bridesmaid’s to stray away from the taffeta tradition.

“I’ll skip the tortured tradition of forcing them [bridesmaids] to wear a ridiculous dress that they’ll never wear again,” Wilde explained to InStyle. “They can dye it black or purple and wear it forever.” Needless to say, her loyal maids are breathing a sigh of relief.

Many brides have been getting creative with their bridesmaids dresses the past few years, and although it does not mirror the tradition, it adds a little more excitement to the wedding. Anticipation always builds for the wedding guests to try guessing what the color scheme and bridesmaid’s dresses will look like, and if they will actually compliment the bride.

Custom bridesmaid’s dresses are becoming more popular and either it is because all horrible dresses have gone extinct, or it is a lot easier on the bride to not have to listen to her bridesmaids complain. However, whatever the case may be, as the wedding process evolves, bridesmaids are getting luckier with what they will be wearing down the aisle.

Wilde gushed about her future husband and his career saying, “I know there will be times when Jason is working more than I am, but I’m actually excited by that. I’m excited by what he will become, what depth he has.”

Jennifer Aniston To Live Happily Ever After – Finally

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Our favorite Friend, the girl who inspired about 70% of the hairstyles from the 90′s, is one step closer to walking down the aisle. After her very nasty divorce from Brad Pitt, people just wanted to see Jennifer Aniston happy. The public watched as rumors of an affair between Pitt and Angelina Jolie began to spread and Aniston’s heart slowly began to break. However, just a few years later, Aniston will marry the very handsome and talent, Justin Theroux.

Ever since they appeared on the red carpet together for the first time, people wanted Justin and Jen, not Brad and Jen. Ever since the proposal, every television appearance has circulated around details of their wedding. Aniston has always been very good at protecting her love life and she did not go public with Theroux until about a year after dating. However, after such an embarrassing and public divorce, can you blame her?

Theroux proposed to Aniston on the East coast, where a majority of his family and friends live. If there are any doubts about his love for her, there shouldn’t be. According to a source, the couple has officially decided they will wed in California even though Theroux wanted to get married on the opposite coast. Even though he has a New York state of mind, looks like he’ll be flying his family out to California. Now, for the more important wedding details, what will the infamous Rachel Greene’s wedding dress look like? And will her old roommate, Courtney Cox be donning a bridesmaids dress at the nuptials?

It’s Not Just A Bridesmaid’s Dress – The Secret Use

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One of the most stressful moments in high school is finding that perfect dress for prom. Of course, you will always see dresses that you like, but there is always the chance that another girl might be wearing the same one. As horrible as that sounds, it is part of the risk when shopping for prom dresses in prom sections of commercial stores. However, there is a trick of the trade and if your parents are flexible, I can tell you how to find the perfect prom dress that no one else will have.

The trick to finding the perfect prom dress is shopping for it at a bridal store. Take into consideration how many weddings there are each year, now I’m not the best at math, but that’s a lot of different designs for these designers to put out seasonally. However, just going to the Nordstrom’s bridal section will not do the trick if you are worried about having the same look as another girl. You need to go to a bridal store.

There are always affordable bridesmaid’s dresses, but historically, a prom dress can cost just as much as a bridesmaids dress. The best part about shopping for a prom dress in a bridal store is that you can have a little fun with the experience and pretend you’re actually going to be in a wedding. The sales women don’t know your life, and for all they know, you are shopping for your invisible sister’s wedding and you need a light gown which you’d like to be within the purple family.

If you have anxiety about shopping in a bridal store there are other stores that have specific policies where they do not sell multiple dresses to girls going to the same prom. However, when your prom rolls around, take a look into doing something more authentic, and even better, you’ll feel like a princess.