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Can You Plan Your Wedding Without Upsetting Someone?

Sadly the answer to that question is probably no! There is nothing like a wedding to bring out the worst in people and inevitably everyone will have their own take on what you should be doing with your event. No matter what choices you make you will contrive to upset someone even if you adopt a diplomatic approach. Continue reading

Be Realistic About Your Bridesmaids Outfits

Many brides spend hours poring over magazines looking at styling options for their bridesmaids. The result is often the choice of rather precise colours and styles which may be lovely in theory but which may not be available within the available budget. If you get too picky about the details you are going to waste a great deal of time searching for something which simply doesn’t exist and all you will get out of the process is more stress! Continue reading

How Young is Too Young to be a Bridesmaid?


You might think that every little girl would relish the prospect of being a little princess for the day but some youngsters certainly do not. I have been running a bridal shop for more than 8 years and I have seen numerous young girls who are terrified at the prospect of being a bridesmaid or who simply want nothing to do the occasion! Continue reading

How to Look After Your Flower Girls

Most young girls jump at the chance to be a bridesmaid. The opportunity to wear a pretty dress and play an important role in the ceremony is an inviting one but in reality it can be a long day for youngsters and some find the whole experience rather stressful. Here are some tips for keeping the flower girls happy at your wedding. Continue reading

Why Are Bridesmaids Dresses so Expensive?


With the party dresses on the high street and online available at such reasonable prices bridal shops are often asked why their bridesmaids dresses are so expensive. To the consumer a £240 dress probably seems rather pricey when compared to the clothes in Coast or Monsoon but there are good reasons for the higher costs. No shop wants to offer over priced goods as it will affect their ability to sell them but bridal shops are faced with some unique demands and dealing with them can be costly. Continue reading

How to Choose Your Bridesmaids


Most prospective brides have plans to feature bridesmaids at their weddings but things don’t always go according to plan. I run a bridal shop and I have lost count of the amount of times that the bridesmaids have caused major issues of one kind or another in the shop and so I can only wonder how many other problems are arising generally. If you want the build-up to your wedding to be harmonious it is best to choose your bridesmaids carefully! Continue reading

How to Choose the Right Bridesmaids Dresses


Every bride looks forward to the magic moment when she walks down the aisle and is eager to wow her family and friends. To make the best possible impression at your ceremony it is crucial that your bridesmaids look great too. There are several things to consider if you are going to find the perfect dresses for the occasion and some advance planning is required. Continue reading

Incorporate the Colour of the Year Into Your Wedding

Every year Pantone, renowned worldwide authority on colour, designate a particular shade as colour of the year. Whilst rarely launching a dominant new trend, their choice does often inspire designers in their colour choices for fashion, jewellery, watches and interiors.  The colour of the year for 2013 has been announced as emerald green, a bright and striking shade which compliments most skin tones and fits with both a modern and vintage theme thus making it an excellent shade to bring into your wedding. Continue reading

Hot Bridesmaids Colours for 2013


Last year it was all about purple with a massive proportion of brides opting for this colour as the theme for their weddings. Vibrant Cadbury’s purple was by far the most popular choice for 2012 and is still a top pick for 2013 but other colours are coming to the fore. This year should have been all about emerald green as it was chosen by Pantone as the colour of the year and has therefore had a strong presence in fashion and jewellery designs recently but there is little sign of brides looking to this colour for inspiration. Salmon, coral and mint green might also have been predicted to be big this summer as the high street fashion collections heavily feature these colours but there is little evidence of a rush to these shades either. Continue reading