Engaged Hot Tips!

Hot Tips for for those engaged and who just said yes to the love of their life!  Let’s start with congratulations!!!  You got the ring, so now what?

Hot Tips #1 – BREATHE!!  Your best friend and love of your life wants to spend the rest of their life with you.  Life is good as it is right now.

Hot Tips #2 – Get a wedding planner to keep you on-track and organized.  Two hot sellers brides love are The Knot Wedding Planner and Organizer, or for our budget brides, A Practical Wedding Planner.  Click the picture to order now.  
 The Knot Ultimate Wedding Planner and Organizer A Practical Wedding Planner

Hot Tips #3 – Reserve your church and reception hall.  Popular ones tend to sell out popular dates over a year in advance.  But don’t fret, take your time and look.  You will discover that their are so many beautiful places, and maybe even a few hidden gems, that will be perfect for you two.  

Hot Tips #4 – When you are ready to buy your wedding dress, start looking.  Pick one or two stores that match your style, personality and/or designers that you are interested in.  Come ready with your budget and an open mind.  

And…..have fun with it all.  If it becomes to stressful, ask yourself why?  Eliminate the why and remember what’s important—the two of you together.  

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Bridal Shower Secrets

guest at bridal showerOne of the events at a wedding that seems to be overlooked is the bridal shower. I spend many hours a week with new brides and rarely is this topic ever brought up. I decided to look them up and see what does a Pinterest bridal shower look like?

Quickly on Pinterest, you can tell bridal showers have turned in to DIY showcases. I saw elaborate backdrops, themed food stations and everything had a personal sign. It was almost as overwhelming as doing a themed wedding search. All of this makes up a beautiful setting, gorgeous to say the least. Except it seems to be missing one thing.

This one thing is what I love about bridal showers. The conversations that happened at bridal showers between mothers, grandmothers, aunts and best friends are some of the most precious moments during this wedding season. This is the time when secrets are shared and advice is given. Some of it may seem outdated but most of it is timeless. You will laugh and maybe even cry a little bit.

So my bit of advice to you going into your bridal shower planning is to make a place for conversation. A small snack, a cuppa t, a and a long sit will fill you up with so much wisdom and advice. You will feel more than prepared when you take that walk down the aisle.

What veil is right for me?

 

Choosing a wedding veil can be a wonderful eveilxperience if you have a little knowledge on the differences of veils. Wedding veils come in seven standard lengths, each of these lengths has its own benefit to the bride. It is not as confusing as one may think to pick the perfect veil and here is quick guide to help you.

45 inch shoulder length: Works really well with shorter wedding gowns or less formal wedding gowns. Especially cute on a shorter hair style.

54 inch waist or elbow length: This is a very popular length for your wedding veils however you need to make sure that the trim of the veil does not compete with the back of your dress. If you have a less ornate dress a very elaborate trim may be the perfect wow factor for walking down the aisle.

72 inch hip or fingertip veilThis is a particularly flattering veil when completed in a raw edge. A single layer provides full view of the back of the dress and still has a fullness or halo effect around the bride. Definitely one of my favorite lengths.

90 inch floor or waltz length: This veil looks really great on shorter brides who want that fuller veil without it turning into a floor veil.

108 inch ballet floor or puddle veil: Depending on your height this veil will end right at floor or puddles just behind the dress. This looks very refined with gown that does not have a train.

126 inch chapel length: This length this generally the go to for a full veil it will extend inches past the train on most gowns  and produces elegant pictures at the wedding. Definitely a wow factor.

144 inch cathedral lengthYou can’t get more grand than this. My best piece of advice is make sure it fits down the aisle.

Ultimately remember to have fun when shopping for your veil just like you did when you were picking your dress. The best time to pick your veil is right after you say yes to your dress, that way you know what the completed look looks like without much fuss.

 

How to be a last-minute bride and still keep your chill

So you want to get married and you really do not want to plan out a wedding over a year? Everyone is telling you that you cannot break the rules. Well I’m here to tell you that is a lie.

Traditionally buying a wedding gown would take upwards to nine months. NINE MONTHS! This time included shopping, ordering, waiting, waiting, waiting again and then alterations. Can you see why this take so long? We are at This Magic Moment Bridal Studio have a different take on this old tradition.

That’s where we come in as a alternative to the waiting game. 90% of the dresses on our racks you take home the day you find them. Of course you are still going to need alterations and with a little planning that can go off very smoothly. We can easily take that nine month turn around down to three months. In extreme situations It can be even shorter if you have that relationship with a seamstress set up prior to shopping.

You don’t want a dress off the rack and you want something a little more custom? We can do that too! Our line of designer gowns call Jasmine has a 14 to 6 week turnaround. Takes a little more planning but you can still be done in that 3 to 4 months time range.

So my best advice to you is to start working with an expert who understands that not everyone has a year to plan a wedding. Work with somebody who will listen to you as an individual and will guide you through the process. You’re really lucky you found that person and now we want to meet you face to face.

Visit us at www.PGHweddingsale.com to book your private bridal experience. Let myself or my team guide you and help you pick your gown easily. Looking forward to seeing you soon.

Never guess a wedding dress by the bag!

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Never guess a wedding dress by the bag it is in.  When you are looking at gowns enclosed in even clear bags on racks, you have no idea of the beauty that lies inside unless you take it out.  The bags are great because they protect your dress from dirt, snags, tears, and discolorations, so they are absolutely necessary.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a dress in the bag and never gave it a second glance.  Then, it was taken out and tried on, and I couldn’t believe my eyes.  This wedding dress I so easily passed over was beyond gorgeous and stunning.  The front had so much more to be seen in the lines and details,  Then, I turned it over to the back and it was unbelievable.  The trains on so many dresses are pulled up and hidden, and they are what brides fall in love with the dress so many times.

Not only do you need to take it out, but you have to try it on.  You will never know if it is flattering or not until it is on your very own body.  So many brides come in with Pinterest pictures of the perfect sized model, with perfect photo alterations, and want only that dress.  Very rarely does it ever work that way.  Be open minded, and if something sparks your eye, try it on!  Until then, you will never know what looks best and amazes you the most.  And, always remember, have fun finding that magical wedding dress and trying it on.  Make happy wedding memories!  Hugs!

The Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type | SparkPeople

What is the best wedding dress for your body type?

While all styles of wedding gowns are beautiful, choosing the right one can accentuate your best assets, no matter your shape or size.  You may fit into more than one two, but by knowing your general body type, it saves time and tears on trying on wedding dresses that flatter your body type.  Avoid the frustrations of trying on too many dresses and not finding that perfect one.  When you know what you like, and what looks best on your body, it’s not hard at all to put that perfect smile on your face and say “yes” to that perfect dress.

wedding dresses and body typeSometimes, what we don’t like about ourselves, may actually be some of our greatest assets when it comes to our body type.  If you are unsure, make sure to rely on your bridal attendant fitting you.  They are professionals and work with brides and wedding dresses daily.  Let their experience and expertise help make it easier and a lot more fun finding your wedding dress.  We at This Magic Moment Bridal Studio are always here to help you.

Source: The Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type | SparkPeople