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How To Stay Friends With Your Bridesmaids

There are a lot of wedding plans that can be made well in advance, but some to-do items are better left to the last few months. Case in point: Don’t buy your bridesmaid dresses more than two months before your wedding.

Nicole Miller Bridesmaid Dress, Perfect for Expecting BridesmaidsI recently attended a wedding where two drop-dead gorgeous bridesmaids sheepishly walked down the aisle in too-tight dresses. Between the time the dresses were purchased (over a year ago!) and the wedding day, two out of five bridesmaids got pregnant, and there was no time to find a new dress for all the bridesmaids.

At the last minute, the ladies swapped dresses with each other to ensure that they were all…er…covered, but sadly, their plan wasn’t entirely successful. One busty bridesmaid was on constant Nipple Watch, pulling up her strapless gown to make sure “the girls” were kept under wraps. Even so, it took only one Michael Jackson song before she was resembling another Jackson, if you know what I mean.

The moral of the story is, don’t commit to bridesmaid dresses (or at least the final tailoring session) until shortly before the actual event. Your friends will thank you.

When you are ready to shop for bridesmaid dresses, here’s a hint: Nicole Miller has some stunning flowy gowns that would look gorgeous on your ladies, whether they have a bun in the oven or not.

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Nov 12, 2009.
Filed under Expert AdviceFashionPlanning

Road To The Altar: The Budget

There’s no doubt that the biggest 2009 wedding trends all seem to be centered on the same idea: less is more. Budget weddings are big: Couples everywhere are looking for the best deals around before they plunk down the plastic.

Check out this episode of Road To The Altar for one hilarious example of a wedding budget gone awry.

And for the record? Simon’s right: regifting hotel soaps really doesn’t equal a green wedding. Click here to find out more about (legitimate) green weddings.

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Oct 29, 2009.
Filed under Budget Wedding IdeasGreen WeddingsOff BeatStuff We Love

Wedding Trendwatch: Peacocks

It seems like peacock feathers have been showing up everywhere in the world of wedding fashion lately, and I have to say, I’m thrilled. Sure, hot pink or bright orange make a bold statement (and those colors definitely had their bridal heyday in recent years!), but I think the juxtaposition of hard metallic blue, green, and black colors and soft, fluttery feathers is such a fitting metaphor for today’s woman. Besides, a feather in your hair or bouquet is a perfect “something blue!”

Peacock Themed Wedding Earrings from Perfect DetailsThis Peacock inspiration board from The Perfect Palette pretty much says it all, but if you’re hungry for more ideas, Perfect Details has some peacock flair for your guest book and beyond, like these green amethyst earrings

Birdcage Hair Clip from Urban Outfitters
If you’re looking to make a bolder peacocky statement, pin this peacock feather brooch to your purse, or go all out glam with this birdcage hairclip from Urban Outfitters and strut your stuff! 


Lisa Posted by Lisa on Oct 26, 2009.
Filed under AccessoriesFashionStuff We LoveTrend WatchWedding Ideas