A Seasonal Celebration: Cutting Costs on a Gorgeous Fall Wedding

 
Genevieve Nisly Photography

Rustic color palettes, gorgeous outdoor venues, caramel apple favors and lace long sleeved gowns? It’s no wonder so many brides fall in love with autumn weddings! Along with all the whimsical touches of a blustery big day come the general uncertainties, like pricey bouquet arrangements and climate conditions; but have no fear, brides-to-be, Today’s Bride has harvested the best planning tips for your seasonal nuptials!

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Wedding Dress Style Guide

 
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When shopping for your wedding dress, one of the first things you should do is consider any style preferences you might have. When selecting your gown style, you’ll want to weigh all the options for the silhouette, sleeves, neckline, bodice and train. In order to help you with your decision, we’ve come up with the following guide – which breaks down the basic terminology of popular wedding gown styles.

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The Accessories You Just Can’t Forget

 
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While the bridal gown is certainly the star attraction of your wedding ensemble, the accessories will play a supporting role.

The first place to start is at the top. Veils are very commonplace, but vary in styles from ultra formal blushers (veils that cover your face and are lifted at a certain point in the service) to classic lace mantillas.

Not surprisingly, veils also range in length. Although there are no set-in-stone rules, certain veils do seem to match certain gowns. A very formal wedding gown – say with a chapel or cathedral length train – will best be set off by a full-length veil, usually extending one foot past the train.

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Recycling Your Alterations

 
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You recently bought your wedding dress, yet it still needs to be altered. You just spent a lot of money on that gorgeous dress, and, understandably, you don’t want to throw away the pieces they cut off. So now you’re wondering, what exactly can I do with the extra pieces to my dress? We’ve found some interesting ideas to turn that piece of fabric into a wonderful keepsake.

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Q & A with Alterations Express

 
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How much time should I allow for my wedding dress alterations?
We tell brides six weeks out would be the most time recommended. The number of fittings will depend on the amount of work that is necessary. To ensure a perfect fit on your wedding day, we recommend having your last fitting just a week or two before your wedding day.

Will I know how much the alterations will cost before the dress gets worked on?
Yes. During the first fitting we tell you exactly what your alteration project will cost. If there are options to having something special done for your dress, your seamstress will be able to price those options to help you make the best decision.

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It’s Mother’s Day, Too

 
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On the big day, mom should look and feel just as amazing as you!

Moms are there for so much: to ease our tears on the first day of kindergarten, to slap a Band-Aid on that bruised knee, to remind us that our homework still isn’t done, and of course, to celebrate with us. And at this stage, she’s there to celebrate one of life’s biggest occasions with you: your wedding day!

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Finding the Perfect Plus-Size Gown

 
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Finding clothes can be a frustrating experience for any full-figured woman. Finding a wedding gown can be a frustrating experience for any bride. Combine the two, and you’ve got one extremely frustrating experience for any full-figured bride. But don’t fret just yet! The truth is every bride, regardless of size, has a dream dress waiting out there for her – she just has to know where to look for it. We’ve come up with some tips to make finding that perfect plus-size wedding dress a little bit easier.

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Dressed to Impress

 
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As the ultimate fashion statement, this one article of clothing is probably going to be the most talked about, and most expensive, dress you’ll ever wear. That’s right, we’re talking about wedding dresses. So, what do you need to know? When should you start? Where should you go – and what can you expect once you get there? Read on for the answers to your most pressing questions, and prepare yourself before you plunge into the world of bridal gowns.

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A Little Bit of Sole

 
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Sometimes, the easiest way to bring a theme together is to jump in feet first… with your wedding shoes!

Who said bright, punchy colors have to be reserved for summer soirees? Let bold, colorful tones like pinks and yellows or jewel tones such as purple and teal make a statement as they peek out from your ensemble. They’ll look beautiful and give your guests a sense of your fun and exciting personality.

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How to Complement (Not Clash!) Your Partner’s Wedding Day Ensemble

 
Genevieve Nisly Photography

One of the most important details of the big day is fashion. Whether you plan to match your significant other or wear completely different ensembles, the goal is always a collectively chic overall look. Check out our tips on how to highlight your wedding day duds so that you both steal the show!

Say “Yes” to the Silhouette

The first part of planning your wedding day style is deciding what type of garment you and your partner will wear. Do you both want to wear dresses or tuxedos? Do you want to wear one of each or opt for more casual threads? Once you’ve decided what style of clothing you’re going to rock, you can begin picking colors and personalizing the details!

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