Before You Shop For Your Wedding Dress

We saw this article on bridal and thought it was very good and wouldlove to share it:

One of the biggest decisions you will face as the big day approaches is choosing the perfect wedding dress. The process of shopping for a wedding dress can be a fabulous adventure, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming–particularly because a bride-to-be often starts shopping for her gown before many other details are determined.

 You might have had a clear mental picture of the perfect wedding dress ever since you were five years old. On the other hand, you may have no idea what you are going to wear or feel strange about the idea of wearing white. The important thing is to relax, and remember that there are as many different kinds of dresses out there as there are different kinds of brides.

 When to Start Shopping for Your Wedding Dress Give yourself ample time to plan- generally the rule of thumb is that you need to order your gown at least six months before your wedding. So you should ideally start shopping for your gown nine months or more before your wedding. (If you don’t have this much time, it’s okay, just budget for some rush charges).

Plan Ahead Take a few minutes to think about what you want. It will be helpful when you enter the maze of wedding dresses out there to know what your budget is, any details that are essential (i.e. I must have a full skirt, or my arms must be covered), and an idea of how traditional you want your dress to be. After all, if really a teal pantsuit would work best for you, it’s probably not worth your time to sort through racks of flouncy white gowns.

Be Comfortable! On your wedding day, you’ll want to look great, but you’ll also want to be comfortable- it will be hard to dance and laugh (not to mention posing for all those pictures) if you’re tugging your dress up or have boning jutting into your ribs.

 First- consider which wedding dress is most appropriate to your day – for example, consider a shorter tea-length or cocktail length dress for a beach wedding. If you’re the type who likes to dance with her hands in the air, and anticipates doing the limbo, perhaps a strapless dress is not the one for you. Look for wedding dresses with removable sleeves or straps to give you the widest range of options.

 A Dress that Fits Your Body Well Think about your body type and what kinds of dresses generally look good on you. Take a look at what you regularly wear that makes you feel confident and beautiful, and then look for a wedding dress with similar lines. If a friend is making your wedding dress, ensure that you have agreed on a fitting schedule and chances to make adjustments. If you’re looking for a bargain at a sample sale, or discount outlet, you should budget money for taking the dress to a good tailor. Many designers will ask for three fittings, and will closely tailor your wedding dress to fit you.

 Saving Money on Your Wedding Dress If money is an issue, remember that the most expensive kind of dress is not necessarily the best kind. Many brides find a bridesmaids dress in white or off-white that works perfectly, and is hundreds of dollars cheaper. There are thousands of dresses to be had at sample sales, thrift stores, and ebay. Consider taking pictures from magazines to a friend who sews or seamstress and getting a price quote. If you choose to make your own dress, don’t delay. The sooner you finish it, the sooner you’ll be able to attend to the many other details of your wedding.

 Most of all, remember this is your wedding day. Wear whatever makes you comfortable and feels like you. And have fun shopping for your wedding dress. It should be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.


Naomi Campbell is Set For Life

Naomi Campbell is Set For Life
April 23, 2010
by:  Ani Esmailian

 Naomi Campbell is a lucky lucky girl! She’s about to marry one of the richest men in the world–Vladislav Doronin.

Naomi and her zillionaire man Vladislav have been talking about tying the knot forever, and it seems like her dreams of having a multi-million dollar wedding are closer than ever.

The cat got out of the bag when Vladislav confessed to a magazine editor that they’re in the process of picking bridesmaids. He said, “I can’t say it took us long to decide who will be bridesmaid.

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“We are good friends with Dasha [Roman Abramovich’s girlfriend], she is a wonderful person and talented designer. So she will be next to Naomi at our wedding.”

But there’s a minor problem that’s putting a damper on their wedding plans. Rumor has it Vladimir is currently still married to Ekaterina, the mother of his teenage daughter Katia.

Vladislav, who is nicknamed the ‘Donald Trump of Russia’, began dating Naomi in 2008. He’s stood by her side through all her temper tantrums and arrests. And if anyone can hang next to Naomi, he’s a keeper! Congrats to the happy

Simon Cowell Puts Off Wedding

Simon Cowell Puts Off Wedding
April 26, 2010
by:  Ani Esmailian
Is Simon Cowell getting cold feet? Sure sounds like it! Simon was going to marry Mezhgan Hussainy this September, but according to a close pal, the wedding has been postponed.

Simon insisted they were going to have multiple weddings this year, Britain, the U.S., and the Caribbean, but Simon’s pal and colleague Nigel Lythgoe, insists he won’t be walking down the aisle anytime soon.

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Nigel tells Britain’s News of the World, “He won’t be getting married this year – and he doesn’t need to rush into it anyway. Simon has a lot to do. He has to prepare himself for the American X Factor, to try and create the next biggest show there, and he’ll be fully focused.”

And Nigel hints Simon may be having pre-wedding nerves: “Maybe he’s just gearing himself up (to marry). He hasn’t really known Mezhgan for that long. But she was my make-up artist for six years and she and Simon are a good fit. They can make fun out of each other.”

Bet Mezhgan isn’t too happy with the wedding being postponed, considering she’s marrying a guy who’s worth more than $200 million. Hold on for dear life girl!

Gift Ideas For Your Groom

Below is a list of gift ideas or things you can do for your groom come wedding day:

1. If your groom is into wines a special bottle of wine or even a special bottle champagne would be a good gift

2. If he is a foodie something especially prepared by the chef for him at the reception
3. A special gift presented to him (cuff links, watch etc engraved, something he wants)
4.  A grooms cake in the shape of something he likes
5.  Order special breakfast at the hotel to be sent to the room he is staying in that day
6. You can also place a special message or poem for him in the wedding program
7. If you are a singer you could sing to him at the reception or you can get a vocalist to do a song dedicated to him at the reception
8. If he is into massages etc. you can treat him to some spa services
9. If he loves working with his hands you can probably get him some tool he has been wanting

Strapless Dress

You can dress up our strapless dress with a nice belt in your wedding colour or a belt that has a nice accent or buckle the you like.