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Shopping for a wedding dress should be one of the most important party with planning your wedding and also super fun. But it can be very overwhelming without any direction or guidance. Going into your appointment always keep an open mind with what your looking for and to always trust your stylist. Try on a few different styles just to see how you feel and look in them and remember to take your time. You don't have to say "YES TO THE DRESS" on your first visit. Take your time and enjoy the process. :)

These are tons of styles of wedding dresses as well as embellishments or add-ons you can add to virtually any dress. There are 5 main types of wedding dresses: princess, sheath, mermaid, A-line and short.

1.Princess is a classic ball gown type of dress that can be fitting for a beautiful evening wedding. 2.Sheath is a slimming cut that follows the body’s natural shape and is perfect for any kind of wedding!

3.Mermaid is a form-fitting dress with a flare around the calves/knees. This dress is also great for almost any occasion!

4.A-line is like a less dramatic princess cut that has a smaller skirt, giving it the most popular kind of dress for weddings.

5.Shorter dresses are perfect for destination weddings where you don’t want the skirt to touch the floor or for brunch/morning weddings for a tea-time feel.

Another incredibly important part of wedding attire is shoes! Whether your shoes are seen all night or not, you want to feel perfect from head to toe (literally!). Some brides choose shoes before the dress, some decide to match the shoes to the dress after the dress is purchased. It is totally up to you!

Finding the perfect outfit shouldn’t be stressful because it is all about you! You ultimately decide on what you get to wear and there is no such thing as an ugly bride!

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Wedding days can be stressful and things are bound to happen. Having an emergency kit filled with things that you can always use should be essential to make. Here is a list we’ve created of certain items that are must-haves for your special day!

  • Breath mints: always a good thing to have around, no one wants stinky breath and get ready for that first kiss!!

  • Tweezers: you never know when a clump of lashes or a stray hair that pops up

  • Nail polish: unexpected chips are the worst…keeping some spare polish around can fix that up

  • Finishing powder: keep those faces matte! Shiny faces happen often but can be touched up with just a blot

  • Lipstick: touch your lips up after a few bites of cake or a sip of champagne

  • Hairspray: make sure your perfect hair stays in place! A few sprays can keep your do looking fresh and gorgeous

  • Tissues: for all of those happy tears!!!

  • Band-Aids: heels are not comfortable, blisters do happen

  • Stain remover: sometimes you cannot help it if someone bumps into you while you’re taking a bit of chicken

  • Fragrance and deodorant: keep yourself smelling clean and fresh and smell amazing all night

  • Small snacks: you don’t want to have low blood sugar and snacks are always good when dinner isn’t for another 3 hours

These are just a few suggestions, and of course there can be many more. Keep in mind your location, time of day and different situations. This emergency kit will alleviate stress and those quick convenient store runs!

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While there are traditional rules in place, these can always be broken depending on situations. Typically, the groom’s family pays for the dinner, but if you decide to go rouge, there are a few things to keep in mind.

When it is time to draft the guest list (check out our other blog on this!), don’t feel pressured to invite half of the wedding guests. You’ll have to run through the wedding day’s events, after all! You will want to run through your ceremony: the orders of events, people walking, but skipping all the sappy, sweet stuff!

During the actual dinner portion, the food is normally a plated meal with a few drinks. Depending on your budget, you could have an open bar, let every guest have 2 drinks on you, or you could have them pay for drinks since you are covering dinner.

During the dinner, this is when you would show a slideshow. This slideshow could include photos of you and your fiancé, baby and childhood pictures and family photographs. Also, family and close friends that are not giving toasts during the wedding reception can give toasts during the dinner.

Ultimately, planning the dinner and who pays should be one of the least stressful parts of planning a wedding. It is one of the most celebratory events because the next day, you get to marry your best friend!

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