‘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.

Nene Leakes Hints At Drama Among Bridesmaids

jennifer-williams-nene-leakes-wedding-christian-louboutin-nude-pumps-2The reality television star, Nene Leakes from the Real Housewives of Atlanta, has been filming for her new spin-off show focusing on her second marriage to her first husband, Gregg Leakes. Ever since the show aired, Leakes has been a favorite among viewers with her up front attitude and hilarious personality. Now, Leakes will be walking down the aisle and finally getting her own television show which is sure to bring in high ratings for Bravo!

The world will be able to see Leakes’ wedding when I Dream Of Nene airs on Bravo! and she hinted on Twitter, “I learned a lot about my bridesmaids while planning my wedding and it wasn’t all good! Tune in.” As a fan of Nene Leakes, whether she is on Glee or the Real Housewives of Atlanta, she is sure to bring drama and even make you laugh out loud. Before her nuptials, Leakes tweeted who her bridesmaids would be and a majority of them are reality stars themselves.

Now, despite the issues she had with her bridesmaids, Leakes knew that the wedding would be an emotional process. In an interview with Life & Style magazine, Leakes gushed on her once ex-husband, “Both of us want this, so it will definitely work this time. I know exactly what I’m getting myself into. It was more romantic this time than the first, Gregg and I are real adults, so it was better.”

That’s good for Nene, but the bridesmaids always hold the responsibility of causing drama, and in the case of reality television, drama brings it ratings.

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?

Avril’s Recent Wedding Defies Conventional Ideals

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When we were planning our dream weddings as little girls, most of us aimed for a more traditional approach: the white beaded dress with the long train and simple, dewy  makeup. Singer Avril Lavigne threw all of that out the window for her recent wedding to fellow musician Chad Kroeger. Her wedding, which took place in a castle in France was anything but traditional. Lavigne and her groom walked down the aisle in all black, Lavigne’s eyes lined with thick, black liner.

Celebrities are often challenging the norm when it comes to walking down the aisle, however most of us can’t afford to go that over-the-top. In today’s society, where pop culture influences us in so many ways, how can we enjoy a less-traditional wedding while avoiding pushing the boundaries of good taste? Here are some wedding do’s and don’ts.

First Steps

First is something you should definitely do. Make it a point to match your gown to your location. If you’re getting married somewhere special, make your dress match. If you’re having a more simple, elegant reception, opt for a more traditional gown to avoid clashing. If your wedding is taking place in a more tropical setting, consider a shorter, tea-length dress with a pair of fun shoes. You may even consider going barefoot!

Don’t let your desire for a classy wedding reception scare you away from your dream dress. Even if your dress is low-cut and seemingly inappropriate, you can always dress it up with a sash. Not only does this class up your look, it also adds something extra to it. Ultimately, your dress is your decision on your big day! Don’t allow family or friends to dictate the dress you’ll be walking down the aisle in.

Love Your Shoes

Do have a little fun when it comes to your footwear. If you’re having your wedding on the beach, you may opt for flip-flops instead of heels. During winter, it may not be comfortable or practical to wear sandals or heels so it’s perfectly okay to go for fuzzy snow boots under your gown. If the weather permits it, go crazy with your shoes!

Definitely don’t attend your own wedding looking more casual than your guests. If you’ve painstakingly made sure everyone in your wedding party is dressed like they’re attending a formal event, you’d better do the same! Dressing casually for your own wedding could throw off the whole event.

Wedding Day Musts

Do go against traditional ideals. In this day and age, it’s more important than ever for weddings to stand out above the rest. Since we’re not as conventional as our counterparts from previous generations, today’s brides are less inclined for the plain, a-lined white gown. Before making any final decisions regarding dresses, make sure to get your officiant’s blessing first.

Do choose a train that’s appropriate for the location of your wedding. For example, opt for a shorter veil as opposed to a train when holding your ceremony on the beach. You want to avoid damaging delicate fabrics by dragging them across the sand.

Defying convention in lieu of a more memorable and unique ceremony doesn’t have to mean completely pushing the boundaries of good taste. You can do small things like wearing festive shoes under your gown, or even adding a sash to make your sexy gown appear a little more modest. These things will make your wedding more personal to you and still keep things classy.

Tips for Picking Out the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress

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Finding the perfect bridesmaid dress is sometimes a tall order. On top of all the things to keep track of when it comes to planning your wedding, the bridesmaid dress can be tough because you want to not only please your bridal party, but pick something current and beautiful. If you are having trouble finding the perfect bridesmaid dress, use these simple tips to help make the experience what it should be; fun and exciting.

Take Your Time

When it comes to finished the perfect bridesmaid dress, the earlier you start the better. In order to fulfill your needs and please the bridal party, take as many trips to the dress shop as possible. You never know what you’re going to find, and the earlier you start the more time you will have to make the decision. When it comes to finding a custom bridesmaid dress, you want to give yourself as much time as possible to “mull things over”. The earlier you start looking, the more time you have think it through and make a decision. Last minute shopping sprees of any time increase stress and often lead to irrational decisions that can be avoided by freeing up a little extra time in the beginning of your wedding planning process.

Put Your Bridesmaids to Work

If you want to get fun and creative with your bridesmaids, inspire a little friendly competition by asking them each to find you the best custom bridesmaid dress. The reward will be that the one you like the most is the one that gets chosen. Depending on how many bridesmaids you have, you may end up more than pleasantly surprised. Your bridal party will be more than willing to go above and beyond, and will be motivated by the fact that if they win, they get to wear the dress that they picked out. Make sure you discuss with them sizes, colors and styles before you send them on their hunt. This will prevent anyone from wasting their time or picking out something that is blatantly wrong for the ceremony. The worst case scenario is that you don’t pick any of the dresses, but even if this happens you still got a lot of inspired ideas to work from.

Have Fun

The most important thing to remember (yes you may actually have to remind yourself) is to have fun. Without having fun, you lose sight of the entire purpose and forget why you are shopping for bridesmaid dresses in the first place. If at first you don’t succeed, pour a glass of wine and try again. Finding the perfect bridesmaid dress should be a fun and memorable experience that you and your girlfriends look back on fondly for the rest of your lives.

How to Have a Fun and Memorable Wedding

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Tying the knot doesn’t have to be a nerve wracking experience. Your wedding day is something that you will remember for the rest of your life so it’s important that you make the most out of your big day and do everything you can to enjoy it. Making the day fun and memorable is the best way to create the most meaningful and lasting memories for you and your significant other to look back on and cherish.

Focus on the Details

You’ve heard the saying “the love is in details”, and it’s very true. People aren’t as concerned with fancy glitz and glamour as they are with the personal. You can make your wedding more personal by adding small details that carry a lot of meaning and significance. A great wedding can include 100 people or 10 people. It can take place in a grand reception hall, or in your back yard. It can be catered by the finest chefs in town, or be graced with your mom’s cooking. Either way, your guests are not at your wedding to celebrate the material. They have come to your wedding to celebrate the love between you and your significant other. Don’t try to be fancy just for the sake of being fancy. People want what’s authentic, and the more true you are to yourself the better time you and your guests will have on your wedding day.

Respect Your Guests

People are most likely going to be traveling and taking time out of their day in order to attend your wedding. Respect their time and their money by keeping on a tight schedule and not making them book a fancy hotel room that they can’t afford. Make sure that you keep not only within your budget, but in your guest’s budget as well. This goes for the bridesmaid dresses, too. Chose a bridesmaid dress that is beautiful and affordable. There are a number of lovely custom bridesmaid dresses that can easily fit into your friends’ budgets while still being of the highest quality.

Keep Your Guests Engaged

In order to make the most out of your wedding, engage your guests and make sure they have a clear picture of what is going on. Avoid confusion by establishing a clear “flow” to your wedding and organizing everything well. The less your guests have to “do” to get from one point to another, the more fun everything will be overall. One way to do this is to provide transportation from the wedding to the reception. Providing transportation will ensure that everyone is safe and that you don’t have to worry about how many drinks your guests are enjoying-assuming everyone will drink within their limit. If you are in need of a beautiful custom bridesmaid or wedding dress, please feel free to view our selection.

Advice for Having a Small Wedding

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In some ways, having a small wedding will be much different than the big wedding you see and read about. Having an intimate wedding can be the best route for couples who want to only include friends and close family. Small weddings can be extremely romantic, and allow couples to spend money on other things such as the honeymoon or buying a new home. For most people, a small wedding is a wedding that include less than 200 people. However, most truly “small” weddings are those that consist of less than 100 guests.
One of the first situations you will encounter when planning a small wedding is the reactions of others. A lot of people will have negative reactions, but don’t let them affect you or your decision. You will probably hear a lot of “yes, we planned on having a small wedding too”. People who think it can’t be done simply did not try hard enough. On the other hand, you’re also likely encounter people who envy you because they went through a lot of stress to plan a huge wedding and wish they’d taken a simpler route. Either way, stick to your guns and don’t give into people’s negative reactions.

Believe it or not, a small intimate wedding can create lasting memories that you and your guests can cherish for the rest of your lives. Larger weddings have a tendency to become overwhelming. A small wedding gives everyone the opportunity to enjoy the details and really get to know one another. Another great perk of having a small wedding is the opportunity it gives your guests to create new friendships. A major complaint for a lot of couples on their wedding day is that they didn’t spend enough time with their guests. Having a small wedding eliminates this problem. Small weddings can be highly personal and create the most long lasting memories and allow you to pay more attention to the details such as the bridesmaid dresses and flowers.

If you are having a small wedding, pick the venue wisely. There is no reason to spend a lot of money. Remember that even if you chose to have the wedding at a private home, expenses can still add up. Most venues provide seating, dinnerware, etc. When having your wedding at a private home, these things will have to be rented. The cost of renting these items can add up quickly so remember to plan within your budget. This allows you to free up money that can be well spent on a beautiful bridesmaid dress or custom wedding dress.

The biggest advantage of having a smaller wedding is the reduction of stress and planning involved. People have the tendency to get lost in the wedding planning process and lose sight of the true purpose of having a wedding. This is easy to avoid when you have a small, intimate gathering of friends and loved ones.

Bridesmaid Dresses, The Groom and How to Have a Modern Wedding

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Planning a wedding nowadays is a much more modernized process than in the past. It is because of this fact that wedding planning no longer has to be a stress inducing endeavor. As long as you keep in mind your needs and the needs of your significant other, planning your big day should be an experience that you enjoy. By refreshing your perspective, everything from the bridesmaid dresses to the wedding cake can be handled with ease.

Include the Groom

Allow the groom to be a part of the wedding planning process. Part of having a modern wedding is remembering to include your groom in the decision making process. Weddings will bring you and your significant lover closer together, and you should both be included in all of the decisions that are made regarding your big day. If your groom doesn’t want to be included in every single decision, ask him which ones are important to him and include him in those decisions. For instance, it may not be important for him to have a say in the bridesmaid dresses, but he may want to express his opinion on the wedding cake.

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Don’t force your bridesmaid into unflattering attire. Modern weddings are a way to allow your bridesmaids some freedom when it comes to their bridesmaid dresses. Don’t force them to wear anything that is going to make them feel uncomfortable or unflattering. Take a modern approach by giving guidance, such as the color, to bridesmaids and then allowing them to choose which fit works best for them. Keep in mind that each one of your bridesmaids does not have to match perfectly. Picking out custom bridesmaid dresses should be a fun experience that everyone enjoys.

Menu

Put together a menu that is modern and that reflects your personalities. Try to stray away from traditional foods that people would expect to have at a wedding and focus more on what you like. Don’t be afraid to showcase your personal taste preferences by going vegan or ethnic and offering your guests a large variety so they are more likely than not to find something that they like. Also, don’t be afraid to boast local vendors and have your rehearsal dinner at a restaurant that showcases the best food that your city has to offer. This is especially helpful during the summer when vegetables and produce are at their peak and can be shown off to all of your guests.

Say Goodbye to Tradition

There is nothing wrong with a traditional wedding but if you want to plan something more modern, don’t be afraid to throw caution to the wind by stepping away from certain longstanding traditions that may have you missing out on throwing the perfectly modern wedding. Your wedding day is just that-yours. Don’t be afraid of what other people will say and think because chances are they will be refreshed at the idea of something new. People easily tired of the same old thing, and changing things up a bit will give your guests something to talk about for years to come.