The Logistics Behind Bridesmaid Dresses

Ding! Dong! Ding! Dong! Wedding bells are ringing. Here comes the groom, the bride, the flower girls, the bridesmaids… Yes, the bridesmaid. They are your close friends or relatives who will accompany you all through-out your wedding day and organize the bachelorette and bridal shower for you. They will assist you in choosing the best wedding gown in the town. They do a lot of things and yet their appearance on the wedding day itself should not be the least of concern.

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 Here are some reminders on the logistics behind bridesmaid’s dresses.

  • Match their figures

You can choose from a variety of styles such as A – Line or princess, empire, ball gown and sheath. One style might look good for some but not for some. It is important to consider their height, size and shape.

  • Complement their color

It is important that the color of the bridesmaid dresses complement with the theme of the wedding, but you might consider the colors which will show best the beauty of your bridesmaids. It is important that the colors will not make clash with the carpet of neither the wedding church nor blend with the reception area. Some use color run that uses different colors of same style of dresses. You can base the color from their hair/ skin tones and height.

  • Accessories

Accessories add accent to the bridesmaid dress. It ranges from crystal earrings to pearl necklace to headpiece and other jewelries. Bridesmaid can use complementary jewelries from the bride but should not be identical.  When looking for accessories, it should not be very extravagant and the bride must not impose too much jewelry for maids who want to be simple. The bridesmaid accessories also depend on the style and fashion statement of the bridesmaid but the bride can give guidelines as what she wants for her wedding.  Shoes on the other hand are the most important accessory among all as it must harmonize with the dress or else it might clash with the dress and theme of the event.

  • Bridesmaid lingerie

It is also not a waste if you will try to match dresses with bridesmaid lingerie to make it more beautiful.

  • Price
  1. Wedding Dresses = the price for wedding dresses varies from $60 to $400+. The price of a bridesmaid dress depends on the style, fabric, and length. 
  2. Shoes = the price of shoes varies from $150 and up depends on the quality and brand of the shoes.
  3. Accessories = for the accessories, the prices range from $15 as the cheapest to $100 or more. The price depends on the type of jewellery and headband. The prices also increases depends on the brand that you will buy.

Note: Since the total price for the bridesmaid dresses might cost the bridesmaid too much, the bride might subsidize the expenses.

  • Delivery date

Supposedly, the delivery date for the dresses should be a month or 3 weeks prior the wedding to give time for alterations. One can also choose from boutiques and wedding shops that offer discounts and free shipping.

  • Alteration

Lastly alteration shouldn’t be forgotten. When providing a deadline for delivery and total amount of dresses it is always added as you don’t know whether the first delivery fits the bridesmaid perfectly.

About the Author:

Perl Watson is a full time blogger and award winning writer and loves writing on current fashion and lifestyle topics.

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Wedding Bands, Rings are an integral part of any Wedding!

Wedding is one of the most exciting and interesting events in one’s life. It is the culmination of one’s love into a lifetime relationship where one intends to stay together irrespective of the ups and downs in the married life, as one of the marriage vows aptly states “in sickness and in health, till death do us apart”! Weddings are happy occasion where all you near and dear one, your friends and colleagues get together to share your special day. Both the Bride and the Groom are excited and happy. The Bride is more happy as she can flaunt her choicest of jewelry items on her special day. And the most special of all the jewelry items are the wedding bands that are exchanged between the couple.

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The tradition of exchanging wedding bands is age old. It has its roots in the Roman Empire when a band exchanged between two partners symbolized the sense of belonging to another and it stood for a contract between these two partners who have agreed to spend of their lives together. However with the passage of time the entire concept has changed. Today it signifies the never ending trust and love between the two partners. The roundness of the band expresses the never ending love between the couples.

The Victorian Era played a significant role in highlighting the importance of a wedding band. In this era people have the freedom to choose their partner. Arranged marriage became less frequent and Love marriage dominated the scene. However it was after World War I that the bands took the new meaning.

Trends in Wedding Bands:

With the passage of time, besides the symbolism, the patterns and styles of the bands also changed. While the most popular metals are still gold, silver or platinum but new types of metals have also made inroads in to the world of jewelry items. The trends and styles in fashion jewelry have evolved a lot as is evident from the different collections and varieties available. Don’t forget that that it is best to complement the band with the engagement rings so that there is sync between the two. Although it is not compulsory neither necessary but many couples by their band that are similar in look and feel. But for those wishing to exchange different bands in the latest styles and trends one can check out the following:

  • Wedding bands that is stacked upon one another to give the impression that one is wearing multiple bands.
  • Bands that are made up of two or three different types of metals such as white gold, platinum and palladium.
  • Bands that have intricate work or patterns like weaves or braids
  • Then those that have multi colored stones in them for a vibrant and vivacious look.
  • Eternity-style bands or bands that have multiple diamonds encrusted on them.
  • Customized bands with a personal note or initials of the couple’s name.

However keep in mind that if you are opting for customization and personalization of the wedding bands then do so with ample time to spare and not a few days before your D-Day. This will ensure that it is not a last minute work.

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