Friday, October 10, 2008

Street Trend to Wedding Trend

According to street trends purple is the color of the season. As we open up pages of Elle magazine we are drawn to the luxurious shades of Bordeaux and plums. This Monday, Solutions Bridal attended The National Bridal Market in Chicago. We were floored away by the street trends that made their way into bridal fashions. For example, Watters came out with a gorgeous new purple shade to introduce their Spring 2009 Collection.

Get inspired by regular fashion magazines to create a unique wedding of your own. Also ,a couple of years ago Caroline Johnson Photography had a tip on color. She recommended going to a make-up counter to get recommendations on color combinations. If MAC Cosmetics uses your color combo, you can't go wrong!

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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.