How to Choose a Flattering Mother of the Bride Dress

One of the trickiest propositions for any soon-to-be mother of the bride is finding the best possible dress or outfit for the big day.  If you are getting ready for your daughter’s wedding, you probably realize that this is easier said than done.  The issue, at least for most women with adult-aged children, is that […]

The Hottest Mother of the Bride Dresses for 2013

Fashion styles and trends tend to evolve every year in general, and mother of the bride dresses are certainly no exception.  Some of the trendy fashions that were hot just a couple of years ago are now completely passé.  Therefore, if your daughter is getting married this year, it’s important to understand the idiosyncrasies of […]

3 Tips for Looking Stunning in a Wedding Gown All Day Long

As any bride-to-be knows, the most important and desirable attribute of any wedding is its visceral beauty.  In other words, you want everything to look amazing.  Now, most of this is nailed down during the wedding planning process – for example, you will decide well in advance what color scheme to use, what if any […]

4 Tips for Mother of the Bride Outfits

So your daughter is getting married – congratulations!  Obviously the wedding is all about your daughter, but you do have some decisions to make regarding your outfit.  And this is clearly a decision that should not be taken lightly, as the mother of the bride is one of the central figures in any wedding.  But […]

Do You Need a Train on Your Wedding Gown?

Whenever I think about the most elegant weddings I can imagine, I always picture a stunning white wedding dress with an expansive train attached to it.  A wedding gown train is the part of the skirt that drags on the ground behind the dress.  Generally speaking, the longer the train, the more formal the wedding.  […]

History Lesson: The Evolution of Wedding Gowns

One of my readers asked me the other day if I had any information about the history of bridal wear.  You see, this bride-to-be wanted a retro wedding and was looking for some inspiration.  Since I’ve never written about this in the past, I thought it’d make a great topic for today’s post.  I discovered […]

3 Things NOT to do when Shopping for a Wedding Gown

One of the most stressful elements of the wedding planning process is finding the perfect wedding gown.  Whether you want a “white wedding” or not, it can be really tricky trying to find that one dress that fits you perfectly, accentuates all your favorable features while downplaying your less desirable features, and looks good.  Simply […]

How to Preserve a Wedding Dress

Despite the recent craze of brides destroying their wedding gowns after the ceremony, the vast majority of brides-to-be want to keep and preserve their dress.   But the question is; what’s the best way to accomplish this? Well, you could pay to have this professionally done, or – believe it or not – you could actually […]

Tips for Buying a Wedding Dress Online

I might be dating myself here, but when I got married there was no way I would have purchased a wedding dress online.  Heck, I’m not even sure the Internet existed when I took the plunge!  But nowadays, as the Internet grows and matures, this practice is becoming more and more common because it allows […]

3 Tips for Wedding Shoes on a Budget

Getting married, at least if you plan on having a traditional wedding and reception, is getting more and more expensive every year.  In fact since I started this blog in 2009, wedding costs have gone up by an average of 10-30%, depending on the specific item and geographical location.  Obviously this is not good news […]