When it comes to diamonds, size is NOT all that matters. Most of us are familiar with carat (the size of the diamond), but did you know there are three more “c’s” when it comes to rating diamond quality. Cut, clarity, and color also determine a stone’s value and how it will look on your finger. A quality cut will make light reflect back from the diamond, adding sparkle. A high clarity rating means few or no flaws. The clearer the stone’s color, the more valuable the diamond. For more on diamond quality ratings — including an alphabetical color grading […]
You have found the perfect pair of high heels for the wedding. They are SO cute and make your legs look fabulous. One problem: the heels are 4″ and your heel-walking experience doesn’t go beyond 2″. Don’t despair. There *is* hope. You can train yourself to walk with grace in these higher heels. The keys are gradually working your way up to 4″ and practicing. Begin by standing in the shoes. Next, move onto tiny steps, then try bigger steps and maneuvering around obstacles. Once you’ve mastered those skills, try more difficult situations and develop your stamina. By the wedding […]
We all know about tiaras, but did you know there are several other kinds of bridal hairpieces as well? If a tiara isn’t your style, try another approach. Combs, for example, are versatile and can be simple to elaborate, depending on your preference. They can be used as a backpiece, worn at the top of the head, or placed to draw attention to hairstyle features. Barrettes serve the same function, but with a little different look. If you like how a tiara circles your hair, but are not really the princess type, try a bun wrap, halo, or wreath. You […]
If this is the first time you’ve planned a wedding, there’s a good chance you’re overwhelmed. The hours spent communicating with family and friends alone are more than you imagined. A wedding planning Website can help you more efficiently communicate all kinds of information — making it easier on you,the wedding party, and the guests. Information you can post on a wedding Website includes: – Details about and directions to all the events – A 2-day wedding timeline, so vendors and the wedding party know exactly where to be and when – Contact information – Information about and pictures of […]
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.