Archive for February, 2007

Tips for buying wedding veils

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

You’ve just purchased your wedding gown, and now your ready for your wedding veil. Here are some tips to keep in mind when trying to select your perfect wedding veil:

Your veil should reflect the same appearance as your wedding gown. In other words, it’s always best to stay with the same colors (i.e. white/white, ivory/ivory). There are some shades of white or ivory that can match other shades. In this case you may request for your bridal shop a small swatch sample of the color veil you have in mind.

Length is another challenging task to determine. There are no rules on veil length versus your gown style. Traditionally, more elaborate gowns generally call for a mid-back to cathedral length veils. Less formal gowns can get away with shorter veil styles, but can get away with even longer ones as well.

Veils can be purchased in your local bridal shop or online through many companies. Most veils come with a metal or plastic comb attached at the top that can easily be placed in the hair.

By Kristina

Wedding accessories

Saturday, February 17th, 2007

When you are planning your wedding, besides the dress, photographer, minister, ceremony/reception site, you still need all the wedding accessories.

Wedding accessories are the basic essentials you will need for your wedding.  Some examples of accessories are guest books, cake serving sets, toasting flutes, ring pillows, flower girl baskets, favors, unity candles, jewelry, garters, gifts for wedding party and more.

Most of these wedding essentials can be purchased online or at your local bridal store.  Online bridal shops tend to carry a wide selection of wedding accessories from several different manufacturers to fit every style and need.  Some of the most reputable manufacturers of wedding products and supplies are Beverly Clark, Lillian Rose, Cathy’s Concepts, Hortense B. Hewitt and Carlson Craft.

Wedding invitations are another wedding essential needed.  You can also purchase them online with very easy to follow instructions.   Some popular wedding invitation manufacturers are Carlson Craft, Birchcraft Studios, Regency, Elite and many more.

Wedding Gowns

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

One of the most important and most enjoyable experiences of being a new bride-to-be is shopping for your wedding gown. All over the world for centuries brides have worn wedding dresses for their one time to be queen for a day.

Most wedding gowns come in choices of white or ivory and many different styles and textures. You can purchase your gown at your local bridal shop and if you don’t feel like going out, you can now order them directly online from bridal shops offering this option.

After you purchase your gown, you can start shopping for your wedding veil. Your veil should somewhat match your gown in appearance and color.

By Kristina

Headpieces for your wedding day

Wednesday, February 14th, 2007

Wedding veils have been the choice headpiece for brides all over the world for centuries. Brides started wearing veils as a symbol of modesty, privacy, youth and virginity. Today they are still used to compliment your wedding gown and for a decorative headpiece.

Veils can be worn alone or with an additional headpiece or tiara in front. Veils come in one, two and sometimes three-tiers (layers) with the uppermost layer occasionally being worn as a blusher over the face. Veils also come in many lengths including shoulder length, elbow, fingertip, knee, floor, chapel and cathedral. You may have the option to custom make your own veil with scattered accents such as rhinestones or sequins, and any style edges you choose.

Tiaras have become very popular in recent years. Most tiaras can be worn directly on top the head in a crown or headband style with tiny loops at ends to be able to pin to hair easily. Some also come with plastic or metal combs attached. Some popular tiaras today are made with rhinestones, pearls and authentic and faux crystals.

By Kristina