Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Tip of the Week...What the Pros Want You to Know, Part 10

DG's 12 Week Series of Tips from the Pros...

Fashion for you & your groom…

Book your tuxes at least 2 - 4 months in advance (minimum 4 months during the busy months of June through September). Before you book your tuxes, discuss who will be paying for the tuxes and who will be putting down the deposit for the order, etc. Know what color the Bride's and the Bridesmaid's gowns are, since that will dictate the colour of the shirt and ties. The Groom should always look more formal or at least slightly different than the Groomsmen, just as the Bride stands out, so should the groom!

~ The Tux Store

When shopping for your dress, be sure to bring with you a couple different bras (i.e. halter, low-back, strapless, etc.) and wear g-string underwear. If you are planning on wearing form shaping undergarments, such as Spanx, don’t forget to bring those along as well as dresses always fit better when one is wearing the proper undergarments. Secondly, choose a dress that highlights your best features. Think of an outfit that often earns you lots of compliments… Perhaps it’s that strapless dress that shows off your shoulders or an a-line skirt that enhances your curves. If you are still unsure of the right style dress for you grab a trusted friend and make an afternoon of trying on dresses in your closet. Figure out what makes you feel and look your best. Allow at least 6-12 months to have a custom dress made for you.

~ Caroline Calvert, of Caroline Calvert Couture

As soon as you are ready, start shopping for your dress. Delivery times are only an estimate and leaving it too late could result in your not having the dress you wanted in time for the big day. When dealing with ‘off the rack’ purchases the garments are often being ordered from overseas and so things like customs and high demand for a certain style of gown cannot be predicted and may delay delivery. Be aware that alterations are always an extra cost because there is no way to know how a particular dress is going to fit your frame until you get it on. When ordering a dress off the rack all sales are final due to the fact that dresses are not stocked and are only cut and made upon official order of the dress.

~ Isabelle's Bridal

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