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Monday, October 14, 2019

How To Save Money On Your Wedding Attire

Weddings are costly, but there are areas of your wedding in which you can save money.
Often the most expensive areas are the wedding attire. This can be the wedding dress, the
outfits for the groom and his groomsmen, plus other people on the day. Here are some tips
to save money on your wedding attire.



Hire The Suits
The suits can end up being very expensive, especially if you wanted all the groomsmen to match
the groom. As much as you can expect the groom’s party to be accommodating in paying for some
of the attire, to ask them to buy a whole suit could be too much. If it’s not something that’s already
in their wardrobe, going above a certain amount of money will be rude to assume. So with that in mind,
you can always hire the suits themselves and it will probably be more cost-effective if the groom has a
lot of groomsmen anyway. 

Buy A Pre-Loved Dress
As well as hiring, buying a pre-loved dress (pre-owned) is certainly a viable option if you want to save
money where possible for the wedding day. There are some stunning pre-owned wedding dresses available,
and you won’t just find dated ones on there. There’s likely to be ones that are mere months old and are now
looking to go to another home. It is nice to hold onto a dress, but you’re unlikely ever to wear it again, and it’ll
just be sitting in your wardrobe collecting dust. It also will end up losing value, the longer you hold onto it.
Find a used wedding dress and save yourself some money in the process whilst giving a dress another
opportunity to shine.

Shop High-Street For Bridesmaids
Bridesmaid dresses are another expenditure that can end up costing quite a fair bit. Again with dresses,
you can’t really expect them to buy their own as you’ll probably want them to all look the same or fairly
similar in color and fit. So look to the high-street when it comes to bridesmaids dresses. They are going
to be a lot more affordable and a lot less than most bridal shops or bridal specific shops. Many high-street
stores are now trying to expand their style of clothing, and so they’re always going to want to make bridal
wear more affordable. 

Go Cheap And Cheerful For Children
With children that are involved in your wedding day, whether they are pageboys or flower girls, you don’t need
to spend too much on their outfits. They are going to look cute in anything, and it will only get ruined once they
start playing outside or eating. You can get plenty of formal attire for children, but that’s very affordable. 
Saving money on your wedding attire is easy, and when you save money in this area of your wedding, you’ve got
more to play with when it comes to the day itself and in making memories. No wedding should ever get you into
debt anyway!


For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 
248-408-4602

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Tips For Your Wedding Dress Photos

Your wedding day has finally arrived! Make-up is done, hair is pinned, mimosas are gone… what’s next?
You finally get to wear the dress you’ve been dreaming about. But before you get dressed, your photographer
will want to snap some pictures of your dress on your own. Your wedding dress is one of the most memorable
details of your wedding day. You will want some photos that make your dress the star of the image.
We’ve gathered some tips from professional wedding photographers to make sure you and your wedding
dress are camera ready all day long!


Location


The space that you get ready in makes all the difference for your pre-ceremony dress photos. If your venue
has large windows with lots of natural light, you can be sure that your dress photos will be magical.
You can also utilize barn doors, a chandelier, a grand staircase, or any other unique features that your
pre-ceremony space has.


You can also enhance the photos with additional details like personalized hangers, laying out your jewelry,
or pairing your heels with your gown. 
The dress is not the only focus though! Photographers love to capture the bride’s giddy expression just
moments before she puts on her dress.

Materials


Know every detail about your dress before your wedding day! Asking your gown shop details regarding
fabrics is essential. Choosing a dress with wrinkle resistant fabrics may make your wedding morning
a little less hectic. While, knowing if your dress can be steamed or ironed means you can be prepared
with a mini iron if any wrinkles form. 


Bonus tip: Ask your dress consultant the proper way of getting into the dress. Some dresses are better
to step into, while others slide down the easiest. 
Use Caution


Your wedding dress is definitely one of the costliest purchases of your wedding day. That is why it is best
to use caution so it stays picture perfect all day, and for years to come. 



  • Carry a bleach pen in case of emergencies. Again, talk with the dress
  • shop to make sure the color is safe.
  • Use a deodorant and antiperspirant to keep you and your dress
  • fresh – especially important for warm days.
  • Keep your dress protected in a garment bag whenever possible.
  • Ask your florist to recommend flowers that won’t stain dresses or to
  • remove any pieces that might.
  • Do your makeup before getting into the dress. Carry a drape cloth,
  • towel or button up shirt to protect your dress during touchups.
  • Sip clear or light colored drinks – save the wed wine for another day.
  • Assume that all doorways, benches and other surfaces have dirt on them.
  • Use caution as you move throughout the day.
  • Purchase a few yards of similar fabric if you love the look of seated
  • pictures but want to avoid mess.


Have Fun
Most importantly, realize that your dress may get a few spots on it. Don’t let that ruin your wedding day!
You day is about marrying your best friend, everything else is just the icing on the cake. Enjoy your time with
your new spouse, your family, and friends. 

For help planning your perfect wedding contact tracie@yourethebride.com or call 
248-408-4602

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