Archive for the ‘The Finery’ Category

Beauty Tips for a More Beautiful You

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

 

Beauty Tips for a More Beautiful You

The radiant glow on your face is going to come naturally – you’ll only want to enhance it with your make-up.

These tips will help you look the best:

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Head Over Heels

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

 

Head Over Heels

Two special items of bridal attire are often purchased quickly, and with less consideration for style and comfort than for price and for necessity: (more…)

Veils

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

 

Veils…

Once you have found your bridal gown, it’s time to think about purchasing the veil or headpiece. (more…)

Bridal Emergency Kit…

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

 

Bridal Emergency Kit…

You imagine all those things that could possibly go wrong at the last minute (but probably won’t!), fill a (more…)

Lingerie…

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

 

Lingerie…

After choosing your wedding gown, it’s important to shop for the accompanying intimate apparel. When you shop, bring an accurate description-or better yet, a picture-of your wedding gown. Being properly fitted by a knowledgeable salesperson will ensure that you’re looking perfect and feeling comfortable on your wedding day. Shop early, because it’s important to wear your intimate apparel to all your wedding gown fittings.
 
While you’re there, why not browse through the shop for other lingerie to complete your trousseau? Forget to be practical just this once, and try on sensuous negligees and peignoir ensembles for your honeymoon. What better time is there to splurge than for your wedding and honeymoon? Beautiful, luxurious lingerie should be a gift to yourself.
 
 
 

Heirloom Gown Restoration…

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

 

Heirloom Gown Restoration…

Many of today’s brides, following the current trend of formal weddings, are considering wearing their mother’s or grandmother’s elegant wedding gowns. These old gowns, locked up for so many years in trunks and stored in the attic, may look neglected, but many of them can be restored. (more…)

Choosing the Perfect Dress…

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Choosing the Perfect Dress…

WHEN TO START LOOKING

Before you begin to shop, you may want to get ideas about the style you like by going through some bridal fashion magazines. Attend bridal fashion shows. (more…)

Bargain Gowns

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

 

Bargain Gowns

Bridal gowns are often the first big wedding purchase. Many women have learned an expensive lesson shopping for a bargain dress at a “one day warehouse sale”. Before you shop for your gown, consider these precautions:
 

  • If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is: Don’t be taken in by previous price tags as they’re often inflated. The shopworn dress which seems to be such a great bargain might be almost the same price, ordered new from a local shop.
  • Don’t buy without seeing the dress in a full length, 3 way mirror, while wearing appropriate shoes. Alterations can be incredibly expensive if you buy the wrong size or a style that is not good for your figure. The combined cost of the alterations and the bargain dress may be more than you would have paid for a new dress in the right size.
  • Some cleaners will not accept a dress to be cleaned prior to a wedding unless they know the fabric content and the stain origins, so don’t buy a dress with all labels removed. Don’t be pressured to make an instant decision by someone saying “if you don’t take that dress, I want to buy it”; or “it won’t be here tomorrow.”
  • Don’t buy a dress (or any merchandise or service) from a merchant that does not have a permanent local address and phone number.
  • If you’re looking for a bargain that is also a great value, watch for sales from established, reputable bridal merchants. Better yet, visit local bridal shops. Many brides don’t realize most shops have a sizable inventory of lovely discontinued sample gowns. A reputable shop will give you the same service on a sale gown as on a full price gown.