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Tips to Help You Get Your Wedding Style on Point

With so many ideas online and posts that deal with unique ideas and inspirations for a wedding day, the whole process of organization and planning can get overwhelming and you can feel torn between too many different options. Therefore, before you start looking for inspiration elsewhere, take the time to discuss things with your future spouse so that you can make this wedding truly personal and exceptional.

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Theme brainstorm

What is cool and meaningful for some people doesn’t have to be for others. This day should be all about the two of you. Therefore, there’s no point in admiring the themes other people used for their own wedding. Instead, make sure to sit down together and think of meaningful and heart-warming themes that represent your particular relationship. You’ll definitely have something special in mind. And as long as it is special to you, that’s all that matters.

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Perfect place to say “I do”

Similarly to choosing the best theme for this important day in your lives, you should discuss possible wedding venues. If you don’t want to go out of your way, there are some truly gorgeous wedding venues available, but you can also take some important places for the two of you into consideration. You might not be aware, but even pubs, clubs, parks, libraries, museums and similar places can be booked for an unforgettable wedding ceremony. Of course, remember to consult your wedding guest list in order to opt for the best venue possible.

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Take time to find THE dress/suit

While a groom-to-be probably won’t have that much problem to find the perfect suit, a bride’s dress on the other hand can be quite a challenge. Unless you want to wear matching outfits, which would require the service of a great tailor, you should definitely be patient in your dress search. In that respect, it would be wise to start your search a few months before the wedding. That way, you’ll be able to carefully inspect your options and don’t settle for a dress that simply doesn’t have that something special that you are looking for.

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Tend to the feast

Food and drinks are also a big part of the wedding day. The way the menu will be presented can also significantly contribute to your specific wedding styling, which doesn’t only mean the choice of foods and drinks but their delivery as well. In that respect, you’d definitely want to include some professional wedding catering service. Of course, don’t leave everything for someone else to decide. Even though you won’t be the cook, catering services still need to meet your demands and you should freely give your own opinion when it comes to certain details, or even the whole menu.

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Final details

Only when you have the general theme, venue and refreshments worked out, should you check out the Internet for help. That way, you can use the ideas and details in order to complete the whole wedding arrangement so that they can fit with what you two originally imagined and decided on. Even though these are just the finishing touches, you might want to incorporate a lot of them, which can take some time, so start finalizing things at least a month before the big day.

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As long as you follow your own ideals and use your own personal story as a guide, you’ll be able to find your perfect wedding style. Of course, you can always ask someone else for advice, but in the end, it’s essential that you are the ones to make the final decision. After all, this is the day that will celebrate the unique love that you two share.

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10 Key Questions To Ask Before Buying Your Wedding Dress

Choosing a wedding dress that looks perfect on you, matches your style (and your expectations!) and, of course, your wedding shoes is a difficult process.

Knowing the right questions to ask will bring you closer to the dress of your dreams.

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1. Am I Working With A Reputable Salon?

Before you even start looking at dresses, ensure you’re booking appointments at the right bridal salons. Take your time to do some research. Read online reviews, ask newlyweds where they bought their dresses and what their experience was like.

2. Do I Need An Appointment?

Even though each salon has its own policy, bigger salons usually work on an appointment-only basis and require bookings about three or four weeks in advance, so plan ahead and ensure you are able to book a place!

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3. Who should I bring with me?

Depending on how important getting the perfect dress is to you, buying your wedding dress can be one of the most stressful parts in planning a wedding. Don’t overwhelm yourself by taking too many people, take one or two who’s opinions you trust and take your time.

4. Are fittings and alterations included?

Don’t forget to ask the wedding consultant if any alterations or fittings are included in the price as these may affect your budget. Brides can expect an average of two to four fittings before their wedding dress is the perfect fit.

5. Are there any upcoming trunk shows?

Designers tend to use trunk shows to display wedding dresses that are not in store. In most cases, you can meet the designer in person and talk to them about the kind of dress you like, ask if any alterations can be made and even buy a dress at a discounted price!

6. Does my dress suit my wedding?

You need to take into account your venue and the time of year you’re are getting married in. You might want to avoid long trains if you’re getting married outside and perhaps rethink backless or strapless dresses if you are getting married in the winter.

7. How Does The Payment Process Work?

Most bridal salons require a deposit that accounts for 50% of the ticket price of the wedding dress, though this differs from store to store. It may also be worth checking the cancellation policy since every contract is different.

8. What type of dress suits my body shape?

All bodies are different and there are many different shapes of wedding dresses. Ultimately it’s down to what you feel happy and confident in, but there will likely be certain styles better suited to different shaped women. Just because a dress doesn’t look flattering on the hanger, it doesn’t mean it won’t look great on! Explore your options and try them all!

9. How do I put on my dress?

Although this sounds like a silly question, depending on the style of dress there may be a corset or hidden zippers. Ensure you know what you’re doing and have a few practice trials with a friend or bridesmaid, this will avoid any unnecessary stress on your big day

10. How do I store my dress?

Different fabrics need different attention, and wedding dresses are usually difficult to maneuver. Ask in store for the best way to go about looking after your dress and whether the dress will arrive already steamed.

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Molly Jones

Molly is a Marketing assistant at Pink Paradox London. Molly has always been interested in fashion, specifically shoes, and regularly writes content for both Pink Paradox and Benjamin Adams.

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Exceptional Wedding Venues

Once you’ve decided to get married and spend the rest of your lives together, it’s time to start planning the wedding. Finding the perfect unique wedding venue can be time-consuming, but it’s the most important decision you’ll be making during the entire organization. While some of the couples choose for the traditional restaurant venues, or have a wedding at their home, others prefer something edgy and unorthodox. Check out some of the most exceptional wedding venues and have the wedding like no other.

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Thailand

You may have never thought of the wedding under the sea, but it’s very much a reality of the 21st century. The streets of Trang are filled with betrothed couples on the annual ceremony, and they all parade through the city. Later, the beach orchestrates a traditional Thai celebration before couples dive under the sea to exchange their vows. Therefore, consider this as one of your wedding options. Explore the wonders of Thailand and tie the knot in the depths of the beautiful ocean.

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Sweden

If you love cold weather, and enjoy snowy and cool atmosphere, ice hotel in Sweden is the perfect wedding venue for you. This tranquil and beautiful place will provide you with the whitest wedding you could ever imagine. The ice hotel is located in Swedish Lapland and it’s constructed of snow and ice. The chapel has a gorgeous ice altar and seating cover in reindeer skin. Not only can you get married here, but you could spend a honeymoon in this unique place as well.

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Nepal

Couples who enjoy extreme sports and love the adrenalin rush would love getting married on the top of the mountain. Have a ceremony on top of the world by choosing Mount Everest for your wedding venue. Saying, “I do” on the world’s highest peak would be an unforgettable experience for sure. You probably wouldn’t be able to bring all your guests up there, but if you haven’t planned a large wedding, or if you decided to elope, this is the perfect destination for just the two of you.

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Australia

Wedding on a boat is incredibly romantic. Sydney is the perfect city where you could decide to exchange the vows while enjoying the magnificent cruise. A cruise ship is one of the most charming wedding venues because it will give you the opportunity to see the amazing Sydney Opera House and other gorgeous sights while you are getting married to the love of your life.

Iceland

Choosing the natural beauties of our planet for the ultimate wedding venue is very original and will make the entire ceremony unforgettable. Iceland as the land full of mystery is filled with mesmerizing sights you could enjoy. Fabulous mountains and glaciers will make the entire experience breathtaking, and will definitely convince you to come back again some time. Oxara waterfall is perfect for civil ceremonies, so if you’re a fan of this kind of adventure, make sure you travel to Iceland immediately.

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China

China with its rich history and unique tradition is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Therefore, choosing a wedding venue that’s visible from outer space would leave a tremendous impact on all of your guests. The Great Wall of China was the place of numerous great loves, which makes it a perfect place to get married at. You could enjoy the gorgeous scenery and be one of the few lucky couples who tied the knot at this unique place.

Ice hotels, sea weddings, ship cruise, and mountain top weddings are just some of the fabulous places in the world where you could say, “I do”. If you wish for the most unique wedding of all choose some of our suggestions, or explore the world by yourself. Either way, your wedding will be the most exceptional.

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Wedding Ceremony 101

Planning a wedding can be really stressful. You have to juggle with all the tasks on the to-do list and make sure they are all done impeccably. Among many questions you will have to answer are the type, the place and the performer of the ceremony. Will you have a religious or a civil ceremony? Will you wed in a church or some other religious place? Will it be in a meeting room or outside? Who will be your officiant? Those are the questions that demand thorough consideration from you and your partner. Still, there are some elements that are applicable no matter the different choices regarding the ceremony. Here, we will guide you through them.

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Give Your Welcome

Your guests are an essential part of the wedding ceremony, and they deserve a nice welcome. If you have guests from out of town, arrange airport/bus stations pick-ups and drop-offs, and discounts for hotel rooms. Consider how you will decorate the space where the guests will go in. Bad first impressions are very hard to forget. Place DIY signposts and welcoming signs. Give the guests welcoming bags/buckets containing small but cute things, such as candy bars, magazines, photos, letters, etc.

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Processional

Making an entrance is the key of every wedding ceremony. The groom, the best man and groomsmen usually wait with the officiant for the lady of the day to go in. The honored guests are seated, and here comes the bride. Or not? Well, the traditional ceremony requires following order: ring bearer in an adorable mini groom suit if possible, bridesmaids and maid of honor (matching dresses) and adorable flower girl with rose petals or a vintage sign announcing the bride. If traditional mini-me style of the flower girl is not your cup of tea, there are many modern flower girl dresses to choose from.

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Telling the Story

Now comes one of the most emotional parts of the ceremony – telling the story about the couple. It is a big deal that you have decided to spend your whole life together and to share that decision with your guests. That is why it is important to tell them why. Your officant can recount the story how you described it. You can also include a reading where you and your partner will read a piece that you think speaks about your relationship.

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Wedding Vows

Sometimes, it is enough to say “I do” and take the ring. You can include more traditional vows that you will repeat after officiant. Still, having in mind that you are about to step into unity that will last as long as you both shall live, it would be more personal and romantic to read your own vows. Here, we do not mean to find examples on the web and redo them, but really think of your own, from the hearth. One ordinary word of a loved one is worth more than thousand pages of poetry from a stranger. Still, you can use some famous love quotes to get you started.

By now you are probably pronounced man and wife. If you have some post-declaration ritual (breaking of the glass, jumping of the broom, etc) this is about the time to do it, so the party could get started. Do not forget to allow the photographer to capture your triumphant smiles while starting your own happily-ever-after. Congratulations!

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Tips for Fun and Successful Costume Wedding

When thinking about the big day what people usually have in mind is not really a costume party. Classical weddings are completely fine for those who want to play it safe, but some of us have more exciting ideas on our minds. Weddings don’t happen that often in one’s life (well, hopefully not), so why not make that special day even more special and memorable? Costume weddings are a great way to entertain your guests and throw a fun party that will be talked about for a long time. If you share love for sports, historical figures, superheroes or even movies with your dear partner, here’re some great tips on how to express that love on your very special day.

Costume weddingBe certain about it. One of the most important things that a good relationship or marriage should be based on is certainly accord. In order to make such an important decision such as whether to have a costume wedding or not, you must both agree. Don’t push your partner if you see that he/she isn’t that keen on the idea. You don’t want to start your marriage off like that. Think about the reasons for having such a wedding. Is it really interesting to you or maybe you’re just doing it to impress someone or imitate some other wedding party that you’ve been to. Only if you’re both really excited about it, will the idea work and you’ll be able to pass that enthusiasm on to your guests.

An easy-going theme. Wedding is not about everyone marching to your command. You want this event to be pleasant and relaxing for everyone. Choose the theme with that in mind. Try to make it flexible so that most of the guests will be willing to participate. Bear in mind that you’ll have guest of all age, from children to grandparents, so pick a theme with a wide range of possibilities. Characters from fairytales might be a good example. Or maybe sports. If you choose a historical theme, for example, don’t be strict about whether that hat on your uncle’s head corresponds to the 18th century fashion. Everyone put an effort into their outfit, so as a host you must acknowledge that.

Three things about costumes.

  1. When you pick a theme, what’s important is to help your guests with their costume ideas. One of the easiest ways to help them is to find costumes online because not everyone has the time or skill to make their own. Do a little bit of research and offer them some affordable solutions.
  2. It would be nice if everyone would show up dressed like you planned but, hey, it’s not a perfect world and this probably won’t happen. So, be prepared for those who came unprepared by having some extra costumes just in case. Depending on the theme, sometimes just a piece of accessory can be enough to pull someone into the game.Costumed wedding guests
  3. Some of the guests who come without costumes maybe don’t agree with the idea or feel too silly to dress up according to your theme. Be nice to them and don’t criticize them for their decision. After all, you are all there to have a good time and celebrate what’s going to be a happy union.

Ariel Bellamy is an open-minded blogger who takes care that her words are well written, sharply witty and unconditionally true. She focuses on all things green – in battle for Earth, and all things healthy – as in battle for happiness.

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Vintage Bridal Trousseau is the Flavor of This Wedding Season

Without a doubt one of the most important and significant details of the celebration of a wedding is the wedding dress. If you have dreamt of wearing a vintage wedding dress then what can be classier? Have a detailed look, keep a theme in your mind and start longing to find that dress that reflects the magic of yesteryears. Certainly you are not sure how or where to start, do not worry! Here are some tips to help you find the dress with retro flavor that your heart and your sophisticated sense of aesthetics are seeking.

First things first

WEDDINGDefining your wedding budget is essential. The good news is that there is a wide range of prices in terms of vintage wedding dresses. But you need the defined budget as well as considering the cost of the dress as there are chances that you will have to do cleanings, patches, seams, improvements, or embellish dress one way or another.

Note: Although in theory, everyone says a vintage bridal dress is cheaper than one of a fashion house, but the price factor depends on several factors. Among the factors that determine the cost are the physical state of the garment, the quality, the designer, the popularity of the time, and even the marketer of the garment.

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Where to get a vintage dress

vintage dressIn the trunk of your grandmother: From grandma, aunt, or to the owner of that retro café who told you that there is a vintage wedding gown in her trunk, then this a good news. The truth is that some of the cutest vintage dresses are part of family history. Use a dress that has belonged to someone in your family (or your partner’s family) as this comes with very special feelings.

Note: In case anyone wants to share a valuable part of your family history with you (either your family or not) speak clearly of how you plan to use the outfit and describe exactly what you plan to do with it. Remove stains, repair, modify, shorten, lengthen, redesign, reinterpret, paint, or whatever that involves a risk that the garment outgrows should be discussed extensively and in great detail before borrowing it. Maybe the changes will result in a fabulous dress but many people have strong emotional ties to such apparels and also that you surely do not want to hurt feelings or cause an emotional damage to a family or friendly relationship for the sake of just a garment.

In consignment stores

Consignment stores used to be the secret place where the vintage fashionistas bought and then dazzle with fabulous vintage clothes that they got at the best prices. Today also, you can get some of the best clothes in such consignment stores. Visit your local store, see what they have to offer, become a friend of the manger, tell him/her your plans and maybe you can send a little message if they receive something you might be interested in. (That’s how the experts do it.)

In vintage clothing and antique shops

Obviously, a good option is to go with the specialists. Even if there is no vintage clothing store in your area, there should be antique shops. Visit them, see what they have, and ask each a couple of recommendations. Probably know of other traders and can guide you to where to find a bridal vintage dress.

Traditional Indian touch

Traditional Indian touchDonning an Indian wedding trousseau is the latest trend these days among the brides across the globe. You can try one in bright red or fuchsia for your wedding day. However, make sure that the decoration, the groom’s wedding dress and the theme match your dress. Head to an Indian wedding or clothing store and find the best one for your marriage. Also you can contact your Indian friends and seek their suggestions.

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Types of Girls Dresses Online buy

Did you know there are different dresses for different body types? What I mean to say is that some dresses will flatter some body type more than others! So why waste money on dresses that might hinder you from achieving that perfect look? Below I mention the types of dresses and the body types they look the best on, read on and figure:

  1. Maxi Dress: These are the ones which are long and flows with empire waistlines. They are very comfortable and feminine. They give the wearer a bohemian look and can still be very sophisticating if worn right.

However, one should be careful with these if you’re short like I am. You should pick up those with solid colors or with print which is smaller than the size of your fist if you’re five feet four inch or shorter.

jersey-maxi-dresses-fall-2010-2Maxi dresses look good on very body type buy are the best friends of those with a ruler figure that is those whose bust measurements are similar to their waist and hip measurements. And they are essentially good for those with long torsos.

  1. Wrap Dress: These are the ones which wrap around your body and are tied at the side or with a belt or ribbon. These universally gave a V neckline. These do wonders on a pear-shaped body by accentuating the small waist of the ladies with such body type. These are very feminine as they bring attention to the perfect proportions of the body and thus are equally loved by women with the hourglass figure who should tie them on the natural waist as opposed to others who should choose the empire waistline. Wrap dresses minimize the waist and attract attention to the bust.

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  1. Sheath Dress: Sheath dresses are the body-hugging or the form-fitting dresses. These generally have zero or minimal embellishments on them and should be worn in solid colors only! They can be of any-length but usually they end just before the knees. If tailored appropriately, they can be a good option for women with apple-shaped figures as it can give some space for a little tummy to wiggle and hide. But these dresses are great for women with a hourglass body shape or for those with pear-shaped bodies. However, pear shaped figures need to balance out their bodies to rock this look. This can be done by adding a wrap or a little cardigan on top. Sheath dresses with a two shade little top column draws attention on the bust, thus helping them cover their problematic area.

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  1. Peplum Dresses: These are good for those who have broad shoulders as they have a flare at the bottom that help them balance their look out as it nullifies the effect of their broad shoulders. This dress can also help out women with narrow shoulders and a wider bottom. But this would be so if the peplum dress has sleeves on it!

Peplum DressesGirls, dresses online should be tailored, if necessary to look your best. Accessorize your outfit right and choose the appropriate footwear, and ladies, you’re good to go.

Author’s Bio:The author of the article is a fashion expert with StalkBuyLove. Even though she is 5’4’’ herself, she loves maxi dresses. She thinks all dresses can be worn by everyone if given care to every detail involved.

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How to Throw a Victorian Wedding

You were made perfectly to be loved, and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.”

So went the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning in one of the most quotable sound-bites of the Victorian era, a time truly awash in romance. Still decades away from suffrage and gender equality, the average Victorian woman aspired for nothing more than marrying into fortune. More than anything, she looked forward to romance like her life depended on it.

Are you interested, per chance, in a Victorian-themed wedding? Wax nostalgic with this guide.

Flowers

Like the literature of the era, the Victorian wedding is characteristically flowery. If you should take any advice, pull out all the stops in blossomy décor. Instead of rolling out a red carpet, carpet the wedding aisle with petals. Deck the church and reception area with roses, rosemary and myrtle. Make sure the bridal bouquet is in a metal cone called a tussy mussy.

Bridal attire

One lasting legacies of the Victorian era is the use of white on bridal dresses. Before Victorian times, the white wedding dress was seen as a sign of poverty, and women would rather wear their best green, brown and black frocks. Then on her 1840 wedding to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria wore an ivory dress; bridal fashion has never been the same since.

Victorian WeddingA quintessentially Victorian wedding dress would have a fitted bodice high in the neck and sleeves that reach to the wrists. The skirt should fall over hoops and petticoats. The veil would be made of diaphanous gauze, cotton, lace, or silk tulle and touch the feet. Most importantly, the veil must be suspended from a headdress of flowers, preferably maiden-blush roses and orange blossoms. The bride would also wear white kid gloves and white brocade or satin slippers.

Groom’s attire

A Victorian groom would wear a morning dress with a dark blue, claret or mulberry frock coat, a cravat, and white gloves. His lapel typically held a large boutonniere of lilies, gardenias or sprigs. He was seldom seen without a black top hat.

Venue

Nuptials of the era often took place in church, i.e. the parish of the bride. Otherwise, the setting might be at home, ideally the backyard garden of a manor. Couples would also wed at the park or botanical garden.

Date and time

Victorian culture was steeped in superstition. True to form, brides would choose Mondays and Tuesdays for the wedding, as these days supposedly bring health and wealth, respectively. Wednesday was the most auspicious time to marry though, while Thursday, Friday, and Saturday signified “crosses, losses, and no luck,” respectively. Sunday would be blasphemous.

Laws of the time stipulated that ceremonies must take place in the morning. The best time for a Victorian wedding was between 10 am and 12 pm. Later laws allowed functions as late as 3 pm, while couples in hotter climes held the event in the cool evening. Of course, no rule today stops you from holding a wedding beyond morning.

Good luck

In keeping with the era’s superstitious bent, the bride and groom would exchange vows under such symbols of good luck as a bell or wishbone. After the ceremony, guests showered the newlyweds with birdseed to promote fertility.

Ring

Victorian wedding rings equated to gold bands engraved with the couple’s initials and the date of the wedding. Bands that drop during the ceremony were believed to ward off evil spirits.

Horses

If you want a truly Victorian wedding, eschew the cars for carriages. A carriage pulled by four white horses epitomised weddings then. Meanwhile, rich couples of the era were known to ride on a carriage drawn by a grey horse.

Reception

Victorian-era wedding receptions took place at the bride’s home. Ushers were tasked to guide guests to the couple, who would stand flanked by the bridesmaids in an ornately decorated location at home. In the reception area, the bridal entourage were traditionally the only ones seated; everyone else had standing room. Tables were prepared in larger spaces though.

Entertainment

It was a common view at the time to treat the wedding as an honour in itself. Therefore, no live entertainment was necessary. However, more fulsome Victorian weddings were marked with evening merrymaking.

To channel the gaiety of the era, hire a wedding band instead of a DJ, as the latter would sound very anachronistic. Have them garbed in costumes of the period, for good measure.

Food

Since Victorian weddings typically took place in the morning, guests were usually treated to breakfast fare. Menu often included oysters, galantines, and cold game, while simpler preparations consisted of tea, scones, petit fours, and fresh summer fruits.

Victorian newlyweds’ choice confectionery was a multi-tier Victoria sponge with raspberry jam and whipped vanilla cream: a favourite of the Queen herself.

Cake

It was the height of Victorian tradition to serve a trio of wedding cakes, two for the bride and groom and one as the centrepiece. The latter was always dark fruitcake festooned with orange blossoms. The cakes usually held rings, pennies, thimbles, buttons, and other charms for guests to uncover. Every guest left with a boxed slice of cake.

Party favours

To complete your Victorian wedding, distribute oh-so-Victorian keepsakes like cameo brooches, lace handkerchiefs, and vintage china teacups. Another idea is to give them Victorian crackers that open up to reveal knick-knacks. Or you may give away paper fans emblazoned with love quotes, since the era was typified by much fanning. 

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Why wouldn’t one want to have a French-inspired wedding?

There are several ways to interpret the French theme — you’ve got the grand, post-renaissance inspired France, and the charmingly rustic countryside that seems that evokes ideas of simpler times. Whatever way you look at it, it’s all about whimsical understatement, classic beauty, and a whole lot of romance. Not to mention, delicious food and amazing selection of wine and champagne.

The Dress

When envisioning an imperial-inspired bridal gown, think structure and layers; a lace corset with a layered, wafting skirt, full of movement, maybe with textured. It’s all about trying to capture the elaborate decadence of the post-renaissance era. Bridal designer, Sarah Houston is known for creating gowns with a beautiful beaded bodices and flowing, pleated skirts.

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Reversely, to honor the French’s admiration for minimalism, clothes should look effortless, modest and natural with simple accessories.  This aesthetic is perfect for the budget-conscious bride, as the quiet elegance that is valued by the French can be perfected for a reasonable cost. Without miles of fabric and elaborate embellishments, an A-line, short or sheath wedding dress from an affordable retailer like David’s Bridal will look as stunning as any dress worth thousands.

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The Location

When selecting the location and décor, some couples will go with an elaborate French castle or stately home. These venues work best on the bigger, more classically-styled weddings. Decorations should be romantic and lavish; think lots of rich velvet, red, gold and an endless flow of carefully arranged flowers. The Biltmore, located in Asheville, North Carolina, is the perfect example of a venue fit for grand French-inspired wedding.

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For a rural French wedding, you can keep location simple. Many couples opt for a farmhouse setting that is decorated with off-white hues mixed in with tasteful draping fabrics like chiffon and lace to create a dreamy atmosphere. Blushes and flirty pinks will help to balance the femininity with unpolished naturalness for a look that the French would undoubtedly adore.

The Food

No matter what era you are trying to convey in your French-inspired wedding, the food should be magnificent. Start out with the h’ourderves – escargot, caviar, mini-quiches and baked brie. When it is time for the entrée, the options can range from salmon cooked with tomatoes all the way to ratatouille, a French stew. One thing all of these dishes have in common is the need to be accompanied by wine and champagne. Have a large selection of white and red wines to compliment all the different types of food you will be serving.

For the cake, consider a traditional dessert called acroquembouche. An impressive tower of cream puffs coated with caramelized sugar, it is a favorite among French brides and is ideal for rustic-themed nuptials. Other sweets that can be offered to guests include crème brule, fruits drizzled with chocolate and sorbet.

So, whether you opt for the high-class luxury of a Marie Antoinette wedding or go for the Gauloise-in-hand approach of the countryside, just remember: keep the whole thing elegant, whimsical, and, most importantly, French. Raise your champagne glass and cheers to a long and happy marriage! A la votre!

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Plus Size Dresses Shopping For Wedding: How To Find The Best For That Special Day

A wedding dress is probably one of the most important purchases marks a woman in her lifetime. This is an entire line in the segment of fashion women and designers have succeeded in creating fabulous designs to match every taste. In the past, the larger woman clothing were designed with a slender figure in mind with accents and styles made to flatter only to small and medium-built women. But over the years designers have become aware of the increasing market for heavy-set women.

The wedding dresses plus size are now part of the regular offerings of fashion houses worldwide. The entire wedding ensemble for the bride begins with the bridal lingerie. It is recommended that bridal have separate match your wedding dresses and use it for your honeymoon lingerie. For more wedding dresses size, it is best to focus on the functionality of the bridal lingerie. Departmental stores that offer plus-sized dresses should also have a selection of underwear.

The bridal lingerie should depend on the style of wedding dress. One should look for undergarments that lend a good silhouette while being comfortable enough to use for long hours. To select and purchase wedding dresses, plus size brides can coordinate with their local bridal salons. These salons usually have a wide variety of gowns stock and they have information on the best sources of plus size dresses. The Internet can also provide tips on where to buy wedding dresses and how to select the perfect plus size dress.

Fashion designers now have online stores which offer a wider range of items to choosing from. Many designers actually have big size models wearing the gowns to give shoppers an idea on how a certain style or design would look on a particular body type. After collecting information on where to purchase larger wedding dresses size heavy-set women should then focus on selecting one that hides the flaws of her figure while emphasizing her best points. Strapless, sleeveless or haltered gowns would not suit plus size women usually have large upper arms.

Should wear cap sleeves or opt for a lacy jacket with longer to wear over sleeveless dress. Bigger arms can also be camouflaged with short lacy sleeves. The Puffy sleeves may be an option, but should not tie the arms. ‘s walk down the aisle in a stunning wedding ensemble is every woman’s dream wedding. The size should never be a hindrance to look your best on this momentous occasion. For full-figured women, Dresses plus size wedding now more readily available and their wedding day can be ruined by not more than a desperate search for an appropriate wedding dress.