We all want beautiful hands and skin on our wedding day. To achieve this, you will want to start pampering your skin six months or more before the Big Day. Begin by scheduling a skin care consultation and caring for your hands daily. As the wedding approaches, think about your makeup and hairstyle as well. We help you out at MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com by offering a checklist free of charge. Download the printable beauty checklist (PDF) here.
The mantilla veil is distinctive because of it scalloped edge. Traditionally, they were made from embroidered Chantilly or Blonda lace. Nowdays, some mantillas are made from tulle, with embroidered edging. The veil is made from a single piece of non-gathered material, which is draped over the head and secured with an unobtrusive comb or pin. To see mantilla veil pictures and learn more about them, go to the MyOnLineWeddingHelp.com mantilla veil page.
Your wedding-day jewelry ensemble will depend on personal taste, your gown, and hairstyle. Options range from a simple pair of earrings, to a variety of other choices: a necklace, tiara, bracelet, hair jewelry, and/or back jewelry. Most experts recommend keeping the jewelry simple, so that it doesn’t compete for attention with your gown or hairstyle. The MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com jewelry ensemble section includes tips for choosing the pieces that will work for you.
Having your engagement or wedding ring custom-made is easier than you might think. The first step to making your dream ring a reality of to visualize the exact setting and stone of your dreams and sketch it or otherwise describe it on paper. The next step will depend on your situation. If you are purchasing the ring, it is time to approach an online ring seller or your local jeweler. If you are getting impatient and wish your boyfriend would buy an engagement ring, strategically place the paper where he will see it (or dangle it under his nose)! Learn […]
When you look through wedding photos 20 years from now, the last thing you want is to cringe at the site of your hair (those of you old enough, remember 80’s frizz? OMG). Your wedding hairstyle can range from very similar to your everyday style, to much more fanciful. To avoid that future cringe-factor, choose a hairstyle that complements your gown, veil, and shape of your face. Ideally, you’ll want the hairstyle to draw attention to your best features. Take a look at the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com wedding hairstyles tips for ideas about the best wedding-day style for you!
Your wedding gown must be absolutely dreamy. Unless you are incredibly lucky, alterations must happen in order for the dress to live up to the dream. Be forewarned, alterations are usually NOT included in the cost of the gown and may require several fittings. Take a look at the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com wedding dress alterations and emergency repairs page for how to have a perfect-look gown on your Big Day, from beginning to end.
You will be the center of attention, so clear, glowing skin will never be more important than on your wedding day. If you have your complexion under control, then keep up the same good habits in the months leading up to the wedding. If not, it is time to start exploring options. For severe acne or other complexion problems, a professional dermatologist or esthetician can recommend the best products for you. There are many other things you can do to assure a healthy glow on your most important day. Take a look at our beauty section for tips and suggestions.
To the uninitiated, choosing a veil seems rather straightforward. We soon learn, however, that the veil can be one of the hardest decisions. Short or long? How short? How long? How many tiers? What shape? Blusher or not? Edging or not? If so, what kind? What color? Embellishments? Shimmer? The choices seem endless. Veil length is one of the most important factors in how a veil looks, so it’s best to begin there. In general, lengths range from the very short birdcage, which falls to your nose, to the cathedral (or royal) length, which trails behind as you walk down the aisle. Take a look at our veil […]
As previously mentioned, comfort counts when choosing bridal shoes. There are other considerations as well. Where will you be walking in them? How does the heel height look with your gown? Do you REALLY love them, or are you simply following a fashion trend? Do they go well with the rest of your look? We help you with these answers and more on the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com wedding shoes considerations page.
You have found the tiara to DIE for…beautiful, regal, and gorgeous atop the model’s head. Before making a final decision, there are some things to consider. Like every other piece of your wedding-day ensemble, it must contribute to the overall look by complementing — not competing — with it. The shape of your face makes a difference, too. Find more about choosing the perfect tiara on the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com wedding tiaras page.
Since the wedding is on Valentine’s Day AND a Saturday (February 14, 2009), venues will book up fast. So, we spent some time during the Christmas hub-bub getting a handle on reception venues. From the start we wanted to avoid downtown St. Louis, for a couple of reasons. First, many guests will not be familiar with city driving. Second — and most critical — the next phase of the Highway 40 (excuse me…Interstate 64) shutdown begins the month before. The highway will be closed from the I-70 innerbelt to downtown. This combination sounds like a string of disasters waiting to […]