Saturday, May 10, 2008

Themed Weddings

For over five years Solutions Bridal has had the honor of helping Orlando and Gainesville brides find the gown that matches their style and venue. In the past year, we have noticed an increase of themed weddings. One of our brides just walked down an aisle covered with a "fire and ice" theme.
Every Halloween we have at least one bride that does a costume wedding reception. This past year one of our lovely brides had a Gothic theme. She wore a red dress and a black Erin Cole face veil with French netting.

Its so much fun helping the bride that isn't afraid to plunge into off the wall themes. You don't have to sacrifice the elegance to have a themed wedding. Many of our brides have shown us how its done. Next weekend, my bride Amanda will become Mrs. Hope at her monogram wedding. I can't wait to see pictures.

If anyone is having a themed wedding please comment. I would love to hear about your creative ideas!

~Tali Gallo, Salon Manager, Solutions Bridal Gainesville

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Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.