Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Designer #3 Judd WaddellJudd Waddell and Erin Cole

Judd Waddell founded Judd Waddell Bridal in March 2000.
Judd, a former architect turned fashion designer earned his Fine Arts Degree from Washington State University. His early success was heading the bridal division at Carolina Herrera ltd. He then created the "Occassions" bridesmaid line for Jim Hjelm. In 1995, he created a successful couture bridal line for Galina Bouquet.

Judd has twiced appeared on Lifetime TV "Weddings of a Lifetime" and he also designed the bridal going for the movie "The Object of My Affection" with Jennifer Aniston.
In each phase of Judd's career he has maintained this philosophy: "Notice the woman first, the dress second." Judd designs are timeless and elegant for any bride.

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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.