Say Yes to the Dress

If you’re anything like me you’ve been dreaming about all the little details of getting married since you were a child. You’ve been thinking of what you’d wear, so to finally be in the moment of choosing your dream dress it could be an overwhelming process. The variety to choose from is unlimited from ballgown to mermaid, lace, tea length, and so much more. As you walk down the aisle you will be the center of attention with eyes drawn to your dress – no pressure. So, here’s what you can do to alleviate the stress and say ‘I do’ to the perfect dress!

 

PREPARATION

You will want to start your search about 6-8 months in advance to your wedding – in case you want to visit multiple shops, and to leave room for fittings and alterations.

Do your research, and find a few designers and styles you love.

Decide on a budget, and stick to it! You wouldn’t want to fall in love with a dress that’s over your price point. Also, you will need to factor in the cost of alterations, taxes, shoes, and jewelry.

 

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Most shops you will have to make an appointment. If you want to beat the crowd, then go on a weekday at midday rather than a weekend when everyone else decides to go, or just make sure you lock in your appointment time.

 

KEEP AN OPEN MIND

Let the salesperson make suggestions. You know the saying a dress may not look ideal on the hanger, but you could try it on and potentially fall in love with a dress you would have never thought of initially.

 

BRING YOUR ACCESSORIES

If you haven’t already picked out your accessories most salons will have shoes or a slip for you to try on with your dress. You’ll want to select or bring a pair of shoes with a similar height to what you plan on wearing your wedding day, so you can see exactly how the dress will fall.

 

TRUST YOUR INSTINCT

If you find your dress on the first day don’t be afraid to say yes to it. When you know, you know.

 

LOCAL BRIDAL SHOPS  | Charleston, SC

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Modern Trousseau

Maddison Row

Southern Protocol Bridal

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This Easter Bring Out Your Creativity

Each Easter my family gathers together at my grandmothers house, and after we’ve stuffed our faces full of ham and deviled eggs, one of my favorite traditions is that we all dye Easter eggs – everyone is involved from the adults to the little ones. There’s nothing wrong with the traditional approach to dip dyeing your eggs with food coloring, but if you want to get creative and take your Easter egg game to a whole new level try out these DIY projects below!

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Check out this tutorial over on La La Land to give your Easter eggs a modern twist by using foil, tissue paper, and making them 3D.

 

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If you are running out of time, and want a quick fix to getting your home decorated for all of your family and friends, this DIY by Seventy Nine Ideas is for you. All you need is a can of spray paint, and then if you want to go the extra mile you can add some sprigs of flowers to them.

 

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Once you’re finished dyeing your Easter eggs throw them in a vase, add some flowers on top, and you’ll have a cute centerpiece everyone will be talking about. Head over to Place of my Taste for this DIY centerpiece tutorial.

 

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This centerpiece tutorial by Bell’alimento takes less than 5 minutes, and it includes the infamous Easter candy, Peeps!

Your Easter will be one of a kind with these specialized eggs and centerpieces. Whether you take the traditional approach, or decide to bring out your inner creativity we hope you all have a wonderful happy Easter!
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