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 […]
The last thing you want on your wedding day is blisters, so it’s worth your while to spend some time thinking about comfort. Many brides consider wearing flats for the ceremony and reception — especially if they are somewhat tall and don’t want to tower over the groom. Others have a high-fashion pair for the wedding and a comfy pair for the reception. You can even save wear and tear on your feet by kicking back and shopping online. MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com lists a variety of flats, ballet shoes, and even wedding tennis shoes in the shopping section.
With all the attention surrounding veils, we sometimes forget that theyaren’t the only options in bridal hair fashion. There are an increasing number of hair jewelry options available…decorative pins, twists, and combs, for example. For more examples and ideas see the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com hair jewelry page. Or shop here for bridal hair jewelry and accessories.
Speaking of wedding dresses, we are now learning first hand the importance of keeping a checklist. After not too long, the whole dress shopping process is a whirlwind of tulle, satin, and embellishments. It’s easy to create your own a checklist to include notes on: Designer name and model number. Where you tried it on (and/or saw it) Price (and sale dates, if applicable) Size you will need Colors Alteration details (such as: add cap sleeves, dart under arms, etc.) Accessories (the dress can dictate the length and detailing that’s right for veil, the right headpiece, shoe height, etc.) Any […]
With nearly 14 months before the wedding, Amarette can take her time shopping for the perfect gown. It’s a Saturday evening wedding, so a somewhat formal dress is in order. We started out by deciding which general style she likes best…the a-line, which actually looks nice on most body shapes. (Not that she couldn’t wear any style and have it look good. The child actually LOST 15 pounds while training as Assistant Manager for an ice cream shop. Go figure.) After only two sessions she’s decided the sweetheart neckline and sparkly bodice is the best. The embellishments have to come […]
Did you know that the traditional two ring ceremony is a recent phenomenon? In modern-day U.S., we are so accustomed to the three “left hand” rings –the woman’s engagement ring, her wedding ring, and the man’s wedding band — that it’s hard to imagine anything else. Throughout history around the world, the ring(s) were worn on different fingers and could symbolize something other than undying love. Read more on the MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com wedding ring history page.