CHOOSE A WEDDING DRESS TRAIN THAT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR VENUE

A great wedding dress shop will ensure that both the detailing of the dress and the style of the accessories the bride-to-be is considering for her big day are suitable for the formality of her wedding, the location, season and time of day. All of these factors need to be taken into account when putting together an unforgettable head-to-toe wedding look.

A SPLASH OF COLOR WILL MAKE THE GROOM’S TUXEDO SHINE

Tan tuxedos are very trendy right now. Wearing one is a great way to add some color variation to the groom’s look. But even if you love the formality of the traditional black and white tuxedo, you may want to incorporate some pizzazz into the groom’s style Proper fit for your wedding dress is just as important as the dress you choose. In most every case a bridal gown will need at least a little alteration to look just right on the bride’s body. Obviously, your individual alteration needs will be unique to your body shape and the dress you’ve selected.

HAVE YOUR WEDDING DRESS ALTERED FOR A PERFECT FIT

Proper fit for your wedding dress is just as important as the dress you choose. In most every case a bridal gown will need

CHOOSE A WEDDING DRESS TRAIN THAT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR VENUE

A great wedding dress shop will ensure that both the detailing of the dress and the style of the accessories

CHOOSE A WEDDING DRESS TRAIN THAT IS RIGHT FOR YOUR VENUE

season and time of day. All of these factors need to be taken into account when putting together an unforgettable head-to-toe wedding look.

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CHOOSE A WEDDING DRESS TRAIN THAT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR VENUE

A great wedding dress shop will ensure that both the detailing of the dress and the style of the accessories the bride-to-be is considering for her big day are suitable for the formality of her wedding, the location, season and time of day. All of these factors need to be taken into account when putting together an unforgettable head-to-toe wedding look.

Trains and veils

A huge component of your wedding day look comes from your veil and train, which together complete your silhouette. The dress is the main player, but, your pictures and your trek down the aisle will highlight your gorgeous veil and your dress train. It’s crucial that they be spot-on to give you the showstopping look you’re hoping for.

Match your style with the venue

Many brides-to-be already have their wedding dress picked out in their minds. They have long dreamed about the gown in that tattered, old wedding magazine picture they’ve kept tucked away in a dresser drawer for years. Others may have an entire book of sticky notes alpha-numerically listing their top choices or a wish list created from online pics.

Often, ladies are drawn to these pictures (and the actual dresses) based on the shapes and silhouettes they find stunning. The problem comes when everything hasn’t been thought through and brought into alignment. For example, what happens when you have ordered a cathedral length veil at the bridal shop but it works out best for you to have a backyard wedding?

Ordering your dress prior to venue confirmation

Many brides end up with a conundrum because they put wedding dress shopping first and venue confirmation last. This is a completely understandable phenomenon. Ladies are so excited to be planning their wedding that finding a dress is often the initial priority. Many will bring their bridal party in for a fun Saturday of searching for the wedding and bridesmaids dresses of their dreams. But until you know where you’re getting married, this can lead to style challenges.

Another common conundrum is when another bride beats you to booking your top venue choice. This can lead to some scrambling and changing of plans, themes and even color schemes in certain worst-case scenarios. If you can secure your venue first, it will be easier for you to choose a dress with the appropriate train and a veil that is right for your wedding.

Custom alterations

A top-rate bridal salon will have an alterations department on-hand to discuss potential customizations once you have found the perfect gown. Your entire ensemble needs to perfectly fitted in order for your silhouette to flow effortlessly down the aisle. The seamstresses at the shop can work magic as long as you can clearly articulate what you are hoping to achieve.

Using excess material

If need be, consider having your short train lengthened or your long train shortened. If there is excess material, you can easily incorporate it into your bouquet or fabricate some cute DIY hair accessories for your bridal party or flower girl. The material can be used to make a gorgeous picture frame or wedding album as well.

Alternatively, you can use leftover lace to wrap your bouquet stems or incorporate it into the men’s boutonnières. Wrapping glass jars with extra material for custom candle holders is all the rage for crafty brides. Being able to fully utilize everything you paid for will ensure you feel good in more ways than one.

New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh is staffed with seasoned bridal consultants who will make sure that you have considered all the necessary factors when you’re in the salon searching for your dream wedding dress. The alterations department at NYB&G is staffed by professional seamstresses who will ensure a perfect dress fit; they can also make any changes to the garment that are required to work with your venue, season or theme.

HAVE YOUR WEDDING DRESS ALTERED FOR A PERFECT FIT

Proper fit for your wedding dress is just as important as the dress you choose. In most every case a bridal gown will need at least a little alteration to look just right on the bride’s body. Obviously, your individual alteration needs will be unique to your body shape and the dress you’ve selected. The important thing to keep in mind is simply that with the assistance of an alterations expert you will be walking the aisle on your wedding day in a dress that fits you like a glove. The following reasons detail why it is important to have your dress altered for a great fit.

“Off-the-rack” is just the starting point

Off-the-rack dresses are made to fit the most common body shape and size. They make no allowances for individual variations in bust size, waist, hips or height. An off-the-rack dress will never perfectly fit the particular bride trying it on. It needs to be professionally altered and custom fit to the bride’s own proportions. Unless your wedding dress was made to order, you will need to have it altered for the look you want.

Have your needs catered to

Going to a professional for the alterations to your wedding gown is important because all of your needs will be catered for. If you are dieting and intend to lose weight before wearing your wedding dress, the seamstress can adjust the gown for that scenario and ensure that it still fits you just right at the end of the process. In addition, allowances can be made for the height of your shoes, your foundation garments and more. Your seamstress will make it a point to find out about these things and much more so that you end up with a dress that makes you feel comfortable and looks like a million bucks on your body.

For a glamorous look and confidence

Wearing a perfectly fitting gown on your wedding day will not only make you feel comfortable, but it will give you a boost of confidence in your appearance. When a dress is properly fitted to your body it raises the glamour quotient of the garment. One thing you will definitely want to be on your special day is confident. All eyes are going to be on your for hours on end and you should absolutely radiate confidence. Your demeanor will set the tone for the entire wedding and reception. If everyone sees you glowing in a dress that looks like it was sewn right on you, they will remember the sight forever.

Avoid potential embarrassment

There are several unforeseen mishaps that can occur when you wear an oversize dress or one that is too long. One issue is the dress, which may be relatively heavy as dresses go, might want to slip down all day if it is too big for you. Getting the dress altered to fit you perfectly will secure it in place and save you the embarrassment of constantly adjusting it because it feels like it’s falling off. You also want to be sure that you aren’t showing too much cleavage from the sides in a dress that is too large for you. Plus, you could simply trip on the excess material if the dress is too long. Thankfully, all of these nightmare scenarios can be avoided by having a seamstress alter your dress.

The great news for brides who find their wedding dress in our salon — and we firmly believe that would be any bride who shops with us — is that we have a top quality alterations department right here in New York Bride of Raleigh. Our expert seamstresses will ensure that your beautiful designer dress highlights the parts of your body you love and downplays the parts you don’t. You will feel like a movie star in a form-fitting Oscar dress when the work is completed.

A SPLASH OF COLOR WILL MAKE THE GROOM’S TUXEDO SHINE

Tan tuxedos are very trendy right now. Wearing one is a great way to add some color variation to the groom’s look. But even if you love the formality of the traditional black and white tuxedo, you may want to incorporate some pizzazz into the groom’s style. There are plenty of ways to achieve this goal and using a pop of color is one of the simplest and best. Incorporating the wedding colors into the men’s suits via the traditional accessories such as the cummerbund, vest and tie will upgrade the whole look and escalate the style quotient of your big day.

Nontraditional items work too

Punches of color don’t have to be limited to the suit pieces by any means. For example, one of the easiest options is matching the men’s boutonnières to the bride’s bouquet. Many couples today are intentionally going nontraditional, accessorizing with a variety of items including footwear, shoelaces, gum boots and even umbrellas. These simple ideas can transform a plain tuxedo into a spectacular suit that will be fitting when the groom is standing beside the lady of his dreams. They really jazz up the wedding photos, too.

Conduct a dress rehearsal

Before you run around purchasing matching everything, it is a good idea to get the gang together and do a dress rehearsal. You want to execute streamlined sophistication and not necessarily a rainbow. If you have multiple wedding colors, perhaps stick to your top three when it comes to personal indulgence. Try alternating the look with one feature color, rather than two or three. Depending on the size of your wedding party, you may find less is more.

Take your color samples shopping

Everyone processes color in an individual way. Avoid a petty disagreement with your spouse-to-be about which shade of blue is “our blue” by having a swatch of your colors on hand when you are accessory shopping. There are a zillion shades of every color. Trying to coordinate from memory may leave everyone picking something different.

Compromise is everything

If you’re the groom and pink — or chartreuse or peach — isn’t a color you care to wear, you shouldn’t have to be unhappy sporting bubblegum colored accessories simply because they match the centerpieces at the reception. This is also your wedding day and there’s no requirement that you subjugate your wishes on matters of style. The important thing is to find a compromise. Perhaps you and the groomsmen can wear a complementary color, while the décor of the table settings, backdrops, signs, flowers and more showcase the shade you are not comfortable wearing.

Clear communication

The key to a great tuxedo shopping experience is the same as the key to a great marriage — keep the lines of communication open. Remember that you are doing all this in preparation for your wedding — the process of getting everything ready is supposed to be fun. Think of the compromises as excellent opportunities to practice the fine art of communication. Making compromises is one of the main ingredients of building a lifetime of happiness together.

One thing you’ll easily agree on is that New York Bride & Groom has an outstanding selection of rental tuxedos for the entire groom’s party. Come browse the designer suits in our dedicated men’s department and find the perfect complement to your wedding colors and theme. Don’t forget: No appointment needed, and with five tux rentals, the groom’s tux is free.

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