Dress for your Body Type: Bridesmaids Dresses for the Apple Shape

Choosing the perfect wedding dress is hard, but choosing the perfect bridesmaids dress to compliment ALL of your bridesmaids can be equally difficult.

Women are all proportioned differently and finding THE ONE perfect dress that compliments all body types is stressful and can seem impossible…but it doesn’t have to be.  Follow the suggestions we outline in the next several posts for each body type and your bridesmaids dress search will be smooth sailing.

Keep in mind that in recent years, many brides have opted to choose different dresses for each bridesmaid to make the process much easier.  If you choose different styles, try to stick to one or two colors in the bridal party to keep everything looking uniform and complimentary.

In the next several posts, we will be covering the following Five Basic Body Types:

  • Apple
  • Pear
  • Hour Glass
  • Triangle
  • Rectangle

Today, we are discussing the APPLE BODY TYPE.

Liz Fields Bridesmaids Dresses for Apple Body Type

Bridesmaid Style Suggestions for the Apple Body Type

Body Type: Apple

Description:

  • Broad Shoulders
  • Little-to-no Definition in Waist
  • Average to Fuller Bust
  • Average to Longer Length Legs
  • Hips more Narrow than Bust

Our Recommended Styles: 656, 657, 663, 667, 669

Why?

The goal is to balance out the top half with the bottom half of your body. These dresses will create a more proportioned silhouette, while accentuating your shoulders from all angles and distract from the midsection.  Styles are available in both long and short…don’t be afraid to show off those legs!  That, too, is a perfect way to accent your assets.

All styles are available in sizes 0-28, with no extra charges for larger sizes, so visit www.LizFields.com to view all of our color and fabric options and find an authorized retailer near you!

 

Modernizing Your Wedding by Abandoning Old Traditions

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Planning your wedding is an intricate endeavor and when it comes to certain wedding traditions it’s important to understand that how having a fresh perspective on old traditions can help you revitalize your wedding. Although most people find it refreshing to engage in old traditions, many people like to put a fresh spin on certain things like cutting the cake and throwing the bouquet in order to surprise guests and leave everyone with a memorable and unique experience.

Cake cutting doesn’t have to be as traditional as most people make it. As a matter of fact, many couples are opting to do different types of desserts altogether which make it to that there isn’t any need for even a knife! Having a different type of dessert at your wedding gives you the opportunity to make a speech or even give your significant other a kiss instead of placing each other’s hands together in order to cut the cake. Some people opt to use a different dessert as an expression of their love and feed one another the dessert rather than ceremoniously cut the cake together.

Let’s face it, throwing rice can be messy and the traditional itself is extremely outdated. In order to prevent this from happening at your wedding, try looking into different options such as flower petals or candy. Candy can be fun if your wedding involves children and flower petals are great for a romantic, smaller wedding setting. Another option to utilize in lou of rice throwing is biodegradable confetti. Biodegradable confetti is eco-friendly and will reduce the amount of time that you spend cleaning without having to worry about harming the environment.

Wearing a wedding veil is another tradition that many women are starting to stray away from. Many brides are opting to wear tiaras instead of veils because of their light weight feel and their modern look. Veils can often be cumbersome and in some cases, and modern brides are deciding more and more not to wear them.

Another outdated tradition is the giving away of the bride by the father. In more progressive relationships, it isn’t couth for the father to give away the bride anymore. If you are planning a wedding and want to do something that strays from tradition, you may want to walk yourself down the aisle instead of pick a less traditional family member to walk you down the aisle.

Decorating your car is yet another tradition that people are straying away from. Rather than decorate your car for your wedding, change it up and decorate the valet instead. This will be an added surprise for your guests and leave them with a unique experience that they’re sure not to forget.

Getting Organized for Your Wedding

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One of the biggest mistakes a couple can make is being unorganized during the wedding planning process.

Staying organized will help everything run smoothly and will pay off for you in the long run. Oftentimes, couples will bask in the glow of their engagement for so long that the wedding approaches quicker than they expected, and they are left with only a few months to plan the entire wedding. It’s important to enjoy your engagement, but make sure that you are also planning parts of your wedding in the meantime. Having a beautiful engagement will mean very little if planning your wedding ends up being an unnecessary headache.

Buy a Datebook

Having a calendar or datebook will help you stay organized with appointments and deadlines. You will be surprised at how much there is to keep track of. On the other hand, keeping all your important dates organized it actually really easy with a little organization.

Set Time Aside For Planning

If you’re like most couple, one or both of you are probably working full time. Rather than spread your wedding planning over a few days after work and in between real life duties, set aside days at a time to devote strictly to wedding planning. This will ultimately reduce stress and help you be more productive when it comes to planning your wedding. If your spouse wants to be a part of the process, chose a day when both of you don’t have to work and a day you can both take off work to devote to planning your wedding together. Communication is one of the most important factors of wedding planning. As long as you and your partner are on the same page, your plans should run smoothly. Don’t be afraid to be open about what you like and don’t like and never hold your opinions back unless they are going to hurt another person’s feelings.

Be Flexible

You and your partner are not always going to agree 100% and this is okay. Disagreeing from time to time is the sign of a healthy relationship. Be prepared to make small sacrifices and the process will be a lot less of a headache. Compromise is key when it comes to planning a wedding. For the most part, the areas you disagree on will be small compared to the grand scheme of things.

Filing

Keep all of your vendor contracts in the same place. Make sure that you have access to important paperwork whenever you need it. Keeping everything in the same place will help you keep track of important documents and have them readily available when you need them. Contracts will contain fees and other important details that you’ll want to keep readily available.