Author: Sandy Malone

What to Do if Wedding Dress Shopping Goes Badly

Many brides react in an out of character manner if something goes wrong during their wedding dress shopping. In fact, it’s interesting to note that many of the same women wouldn’t hesitate to ask for a manager if a waiter was rude. But they find themselves reluctant to respond aggressively to the same sort of slight in a bridal salon. Unfortunately, some brides don’t have good wedding dress shopping experiences through no fault of their own. Maybe it’s a bridal consultant who is having a bad day, or the lack of dresses available in a specific style. Perhaps the dress shop...

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5 Questions to Ask Before Wedding Gown Shopping

Wedding gown shopping isn’t a fun experience for every bride, and it’s not always about size. Dress shopping can be a very emotional experience for some women, and not always in a good way. Brides tend to be hyper-sensitive during wedding planning, and a less-than-pleasant dress shopping experiences is often more than they can handle. You absolutely need moral support when you’re shopping. And there is no correct number of friends or family to take dress shopping with you. I’m a big fan of taking no more than two people – your mom and a bestie – because it’s...

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Brides Wearing Colorful Wedding Gowns Changes Guest Attire Too

More and more brides are choosing to throw tradition to the wind and wear colorful wedding gowns on their big day. Which is just fine, because a tradition mimicking the Queen of England hundreds of years ago is certainly something you can live without. However, changing the bride’s color of the day throws everything else about traditional guest attire out the window. Everybody knows that you cannot wear white or ivory to a wedding – and that gold and beige and anything too close to white or ivory should be avoided, too – because the bride is the only...

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Make Easy Driftwood DIY Wedding Centerpieces

Lots of brides want to make DIY wedding centerpieces for the big day but choose something too complicated. You can save a ton of money by making DIY wedding decor – especially centerpieces – but it’s important to get everything figured out well in advance, so there are no unpleasant surprises in the week prior to your wedding. Today, I’m going to teach you how to make a really easy style of centerpiece that can be done way in advance if you choose your design elements carefully. The DIY wedding centerpieces featured in the picture above are made with...

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Bridal Shower Etiquette for Modern Brides

Bridal showers have become far more creative than they were when our mothers got married. The rules of bridal shower etiquette have relaxed a bit, and co-ed wedding showers that include the groom have become very popular. But as modern as things have become, there are some questions that seem to come up over and over again surrounding a few basic points of shower etiquette. I think most hostesses just want to make sure they’re doing things properly so the bride is pleased with the results, and brides who are asking don’t want to do something that could be...

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