Wedding Dress Guide Part 4: The Dress Detail

Wedding Dress Guide Part 4: The Dress Detail

Now that you have found out about the basics and foundations of buying a wedding dress in our previous Wedding Dress Guides, about: the introduction, the cut and the neckline, you probably have a better idea of the detail and final touches for your dress. These are the fun bits and the items that make your dress unique to you. This is what makes it yours. The finer details of your are covered in four main areas: Fabric Fabrics can quite dramatically change the effect and style of a wedding dress. Our guide here will help you make sense of…

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Wedding Dress Guide Part 3: Neckline

Wedding Dress Guide Part 3: Neckline

There are more neckline options for a wedding dress than there are cuts/silhouettes: fact. The neckline you choose can dramatically alter the feel and glam-factor of the dress. It can spice up a relatively simple dress, or tone down something more dramatic, so this part of the Wedding Dress Guide will equip you with the knowledge you need to choose the right neckline for you. To help with dress cuts/silhouettes, our Wedding Dress Guide Part 2: Cut will be helpful. Sweetheart: A classic and popular neckline for those who are comfortable in strapless. Ladies with a bust that is large or very…

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Wedding Dress Guide Part 2: Cut

Wedding Dress Guide Part 2: Cut

In part 2 of this guide, we will be talking about the cut of the dress. This will help you decide on the overall basic cut of the dress, as well as help you think about things such as, whether you would like it to be long or short, tightly fitting or a looser fit. If you haven’t yet seen our introduction to the Wedding Dress Guide, check that out first. Broadly speaking, the cuts/silhouettes of the dresses fall into 5 main categories: Ball gown/princess: The classic princess cut, with its big, full skirting is a glamorous and fun option. The ball…

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Wedding Dress Guide Part 1: Introduction

Wedding Dress Guide Part 1: Introduction

The wedding dress will, for some of you, be the most important (and potentially most extravagant) item you buy for your wedding. Others might not be that fussed and aren’t too worried about it. Many of you will want a dress that will look good and that you will love, on a more modest budget. One thing that all brides will have in common though: they want to feel good in their wedding dress. This series of guides will ensure you find out everything you need to know about buying a wedding dress, so that you, your groom (and your bank account)…

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Wedding Invitation Wording Guide

Wedding Invitation Wording Guide

Following the Wedding Invitation Guide that I posted on My Big Fat DIY Wedding a while back, I realise that there is something missing. I also decided that this topic could do with its own post altogether as it can sometimes get a bit confusing. The topic of this post is the wedding invitation wording. Who knew that the wording on your wedding invitation is yet another thing that you and your Husband/Wife-to-be need to research and eventually choose? But alas it is, and what the wording ends up being on the invitation is dictated by some interesting things. The wording on the…

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Wedding Invitation Guide

Wedding Invitation Guide

Save The Dates, Wedding Day Invitations, Evening Reception Invitations, RSVP cards, inserts etc. etc…! I agree, it’s enough to make anyone’s head explode. But rest assured that this guide will hopefully help you get to where you need to be with choosing your wedding invitations. Initial thoughts: – Your wedding invitations are, for most of your guests, the first thing they see that is related to your wedding. It is literally their first impression of your day. – This means you might want to think about how you want your wedding to be perceived: this depends on whether you worry…

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Giving Notice of Marriage: What to Expect

Giving notice of marriage is a legality (i.e. it has to be done if you want to get married). You cannot get married (in a religious or civil ceremony) without first giving notice at your local registry office. Giving notice of marriage is essentially a public announcement of your intent to get married. Your local register office, takes down several details from you and your fiance, and then they are legally required to display your notice either on a notice board or in a book. Historically, this would allow anyone who had any objections to the impending marriage to speak up. Of…

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Wedding Flowers: Keeping Costs Down

Wedding Flowers: Keeping Costs Down

The wedding flowers: one of the most beautiful components of a wedding. They can define the wedding. The flowers can turn a wedding from glamorous and seductive one to a rustic and simple one. They can be used to emphasise a bold colour scheme or can be used to help neutralise colours. In a nutshell then, wedding flowers can make or break a wedding, which is why they can be so expensive. Sure, you could skip the flowers altogether, but they are definitely a ‘nice to have’ and what a great excuse to decorate your tables with some of the…

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The Wedding Guest List Guide

The Wedding Guest List Guide

Your budget will define your entire wedding. It will decide where you can have it, what type/style of wedding you can have, the food, the drink, the dress, the favours, the photographer, the cake and many more things. That actually falls mainly to one huge thing: your wedding budget will define how many wedding guests you can have. You could say then, that it is actually the number of guests you have at your wedding that hugely defines the whole day. Let’s try and put this into perspective. Let’s take an averagely priced wedding venue and look at the costings…

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Wedding Venues: A Starter Guide

Wedding Venues: A Starter Guide

One of the first questions to pop up when you’re planning a wedding is: where are you having it? It’s inevitable: you will think it and people will ask it and I’ll be honest, it is harder than it sounds unless you’ve actually seen somewhere that you know you have to have (and can afford!). I’m writing this guide to serve as a useful tool to all brides who are searching for wedding venues. Different Types of Venue for different types of weddings: The venue you end up choosing will depend on the type of of wedding you have in…

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