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Key Tips on How to Choose the Perfect Designer Dress for An Upcoming Wedding

Everyone wants to look good in wedding photos that’s why one of any couple’s considerations in their wedding preparation is getting a good wedding photographer like those in Shotkit wedding photography. Not only will posing in your best angle help you achieve great looks in the photos, but the dress you wear also plays a role.

If you know the wedding dress code, the setting, and some styling tips, you should be able to find the perfect wedding guest dress and make sure you look perfect in the wedding photos. You can also get professional help from The Volte Wedding Dress Hire.

 

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Here are some tips on how to shop for the best designer dress for an upcoming wedding:

 

Know the dress code and follow it.

Confirming your attendance to the invitation means that you are agreeing to follow the dress code given in the invite. Naturally, you’d want to stick to the dress code to avoid being the odd person in the group. You wouldn’t want to stick out either for wearing an inappropriate dress to the wedding.

Dress code terms can be confusing so here are some things to remember about the most common dress codes:

 

  • White tie

A white tie dress code is not common among modern wedding ceremonies, except if the groom or the bride has a title. Women should wear floor-length gowns and jewelry. One thing to remember is that this dress code also comes with a certain level of modesty and tradition, so avoid low necklines and high slits.

  • Black tie

A black-tie wedding is also a dressy occasion but is more flexible. Men are to wear tuxedos and women, evening gowns, but this dress code can also allow other suits and dresses. You don’t have to blow your budget and buy the most expensive dress; you can still wear the best dress you own. However, there are many gowns that you can purchase or rent online for you to look the best dressed.

  • Cocktail

A cocktail event is less formal than a black tie one. Cocktail-length dresses are usually shorter than evening gowns, and come with more embellishments. Find elegant lace dresses with a touch of glamour for this dress code.

  • No dress codes

If the dress code is not specified, try looking for an outfit that is appropriate for the setting. For example, a hotel wedding would require a more formal attire compared to a beach or backyard wedding. If you are really confused, you can always ask for help. Ask other guests who are attending or the maid of honor to avoid troubling the bride.

 

Choose a classic dress.

It’s always safe to choose classical silhouettes and shapes to wear on a wedding. Think about the kind of dresses you would regularly wear but in an expensive fabric and an elegant cut. Attending a wedding gives you the perfect chance to splurge on a designer dress.

 

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Pick a neutral-colored dress.

This way, you can also wear the dress to other occasions. Consider getting beige, black, or muted pastels. However, you should choose a dress that looks less bridal-like, which is discussed in the next tip.

 

Avoid looking like the bride.

Only the bride should wear white. To avoid the embarrassment of being mistaken as the bride by other guests, stay away from dresses in cream, off white, ivory or pale blue colors.

  • You should also consider this when the bride is wearing a different dress or when attending a wedding of a different culture. For example, wearing a red dress in a traditional Chinese wedding would be a major mistake.
  • To avoid the bride’s color palette, choose dresses with prints on a dark background. A black dress with a contrasting print is also an interesting option.
  • Also, check out the bridesmaids’ dress color and avoid wearing the same.

 

Choose to stay low-profile.

This day is not about you and wearing an outfit that will steal the attention from the bride is rude.

  • It would be best to avoid sparkly or metallic dresses. Instead, wear a brooch or necklace to add a more delicate shine.
  • Avoid wearing a dress with a revealing neckline or a very short skirt, especially if the wedding venue is in a place of worship.
  • You also should stay away from loud prints and catchy embellishments.

 

Stay comfortable but not overly casual.

Avoid wearing shorts, denim, cargo pants, or sweats. Faded clothes, shirts with writing, and clothing that looks like pajamas are not suitable when attending a wedding. If you are going to a casual outdoor wedding on a warm day, choose lightweight fabrics such as linen and cotton. Be careful in using sheer fabrics because sweat can make them transparent.

 

Closing Thoughts

Finding the perfect designer wedding guest dress shouldn’t have to be tricky. If you know the dress code and the given tips, you should find one in no time. If the wedding doesn’t specify a dress code, check out the wedding ceremony venue to know the level of formality to consider in your dress. Finally, seek advice from a few wedding guests who you know are coming to the wedding when you’re still confused.

 

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Where to Shop for a Mother of the Bride Dress

I love weddings. There is something about the event that gets me feeling all excited. The last wedding I attended was over a year ago in Ireland, and I still remember what I wore. It was my younger brother getting married, so I had to show up looking proper glam. It was a small intimate wedding, and I still enjoy looking at the pictures. The wedding season is almost here with spring finally making an appearance. So new wedding dresses and accessories are hitting the stores shortly. We have a friend’s wedding in the summer so I have started thinking of what to wear. The mother of the bride (Kathy) is a good friend of mine, and she has asked me to look around for a mother of the bride dress for her.

Kathy is quite conservative, so she would ideally prefer a knee-length dress or above the knee. She would also need her outfit to come with a matching bolero. With these information in mind, I went shopping online. I have found some amazing ideas for a mother of the bride dress. Here are a few of them that caught my eye.

 

John Charles Mother of the Bride Dress

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This dress and bolero jacket is an amazing dress idea for a mother of the bride. I adore the subtle sparkle Jacquard fabric. It comes in such a beautiful shade and design.

The fact that this piece comes with a matching bolero and will sit below the knee would make it a hit with many conservative mothers.

 

Condici Cobalt Dress

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This stunning Cobalt dress by Condici is such a lovely idea for a mother of the bride. I adore the shade of blue, it is one of my favourite colours. The design is also great. It is a sleeveless dress with a V neckline and sequin applique under the bustline.

The piece is knee-length which means it would be quite popular with many bride’s mothers. I like the matching silk bolero and elegant fascinator the model has on.

 

Ian Stuart Jardin Taffeta Tea Dress

 

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I really like this Jardin Taffeta Tea Dress by Ian Stuart. The crossover V neckline is a great design. The beaded metallic lace detailing to the waist looks so beautiful.

Kathy would love this dress for sure. I think it would suit her fair skin tone and her figure beautifully.

 

Ispirato Printed Dress with Matching Jacket in Shard/Musk

 

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This Printed Dress with Matching Jacket in Shard/Musk by Ispirato would be a popular piece for sure this wedding season. It is such a beautiful piece with a rounded neckline with beaded detailing and semi-capped sleeves.

I see Kathy loving this outfit as well. It will sit below the knee, and the bolero jacket has a high collar and 3/4 length sleeves, which I know she would love.

 

Ronald Joyce 50’s Style Tea Dress and Jacket

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I saved the best for last with this 50’s Style Tea Dress and Jacket by Ronald Joyce. This is hands down my favourite dress from this list. I wonder if Kathy would agree with me.

The shade of blue is beautiful, and so is the print and the fitted bodice. The length will sit below the knee, which is great. The matching jacket has a shawl collar and 3/4 length sleeves. I think it would make a stylish mother of the day dress.

 

What do you think of these mother of the bride/groom dresses? Which is your favourite look? Do you have any weddings this summer? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Also, share this post on your social media platforms if you enjoyed reading it.

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Top 5 Qualities of a Professional Wedding Planner

When it comes to planning a wedding, it’s all about personalization. Everyone wants their big day to be unique, with everything customized to their needs and tastes. That’s where a professional wedding planner comes in. Choose the wrong one, and you’re destined for failure. The right wedding planner ensures a successful and memorable big day. 

An organizer’s level of creativity is what will help you achieve the wow-effect.  

 

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Wondering what sets a wedding organizer apart? Here are some top qualities to look for.

 

Creativity And Innovativeness

Planning a wedding that stands out is not just about your ideas. You need to work with a creative and experienced planner who can build from those ideas and execute them. A great organizer with a reputation for excellence will offer fresh wedding ideas and go a long way to impress you and even exceed your expectations.

According to Sweet Services, a company that offers candy buffets for weddings, a creative event planner works hard to find the best vendors and suppliers to match your wedding ideas. 

A great wedding organizer will provide those brides with alternative ways of finding the perfect wedding dress by recommending an online store, such as this one here, that offers numerous bridal gown styles.

 

 

Attention To Detail

A good professional wedding planner should have a dedicated team of experts that is detail-driven. Teamwork is critical in ensuring that everything goes according to plan. You need an organizer with extensive experience with wedding event logistics and one who will go an extra mile to ensure every task runs efficiently.  

There is a lot involved in planning a successful wedding, and anything can go wrong. Many brides forget to include this when it comes to planning a wedding. It’s all about personalization. Everyone wants their big day to be unique, with everything customized to their needs and tastes. That’s where a professional wedding organizer comes in. Choose the wrong one, and you’re destined for failure. The right wedding planner ensures a successful and memorable big day.

 

 

Reliable And Organized

For a day that requires multiple tasks to be completed on time, a wedding requires high organizational skills. This is a must have. If your organizer is not reliable and organized or looks confused and overwhelmed, chances are the same qualities will be spread to your big day.

Any successful wedding plan requires a professional organizer who is inventive and resourceful enough to work out and present all critical essentials in one well-organized framework, comfortably within your finances and with a clear understanding of your exact requirements.  

 

 

On-time And On Budget

A good wedding organizer is always on time and on-budget with service delivery. This comes with years of experience planning different types of weddings and working with varying budgets. A seasoned wedding planner will offer financial advice, set up workable options and present an impressive wedding package that meets your special needs and budget.

When finding your perfect wedding organizer, look for good negotiation skills. This will help you get the best deals in town without compromising the quality.

 

 

 

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Collaborative And Flexible

While the professional wedding organizer will take care of most of the planning work, you still need to be in charge of the process. Collaboration is key in ensuring a successful event. Is the planner taking your inputs and thoughts seriously? Do they consult you before making decisions? Do you communicate regularly?

Flexibility is also important when it comes to dealing with inconveniences or unexpected disappointments. Does the organizer have a network of reliable service providers you can count on to deliver services?

At the end of the day, choosing a wedding planner with these qualities gives you peace of mind and ensures that you have the best day of your life.

 

What are your thoughts on these professional wedding planner qualities? Have you used the services of a wedding planner? Please share your experience in the comments section below.

 

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