And how about these super cute survival kits from 100 Layer Cake. You can even download the templates to create them yourself, then print, cut it out, fill your cellophane bag and staple the label over the top. Ta-da!
Posted in fashion, love, relationship, video, Wedding, tagged bridal, bridal fashion, bridal wear, bride, brides, cute, fashion, last minute, make-up, survival, survival kit, survive, template, video, Wedding, winter wedding on June 15, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in fashion, Wedding, tagged 1950s, 50s, beads, bridal, bridal fashion, bridal wear, bride, brides, budget, charity, charity shop, clothes, clothing, corset, dress, dresses, dressmaking, expensive, fashion, gloves, ideas, magazines, montreal, oxfam, thrift, thrift shop, thrift store, toilet roll, vintage, vintage clothing, vintage wedding, Wedding, wedding dress, wedding dresses, wedding maagzines, winter wedding on June 9, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
All brides-to-be soon find out just how expensive wedding dresses are. I had no idea how to budget for a dress until I started actually going to some bridal shops. If you were to believe the glossy wedding magazines, a dress is going to cost you between £2,000-£4,000. I thought that buying a ‘budget’ dress under £1,000 meant sacrificing on quality but this is just not the case. The best way to go dress shopping is to keep an open mind and shop around until you can start to notice the differences in the quality of beadwork, lace and corsetry.
One way to look for dresses is to go to online auction sites and classified sites such as Preloved which offer fantastic wedding bargains. Or head on down to your local charity shop. Oxfam have special bridal shops where you can make an appointment for a fitting. As well as donations form the public, many of their gowns have been donated by famous bridal manufacturers. Imagine finding that Pronovias dress you’ve seen in a magazine for a quarter of the price?! Just this weekend I went to a hospice charity shop in Essex and found some vintage cream kid leather elbow length gloves. They are in amazing condition with little ivory beads on the inside wrist. Whereas would I have been able to find these for £10? This article has a great list of charity shops with dedicated bridal departments in the UK.
I love routing around in vintage clothing shops and if you have the stamina you can find real treasures. This bride-to-be found her wedding dress in a used-clothing warehouse in Montreal for $5!
Or what about this for ‘Most Inventive Use of Toilet Roll’ prize? Certainly cheap – just don’t get it wet.
Posted in Wedding, tagged advice, blusher, bridal, bride, chanel, foundation, lip gloss, lipstick, make-up, make-up artist, tips, Wedding, wedding make-up, wedding planning, winter wedding on May 25, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
A Chanel make-up artist gives an expert lesson in wedding make-up from foundation to eye shadow to blusher.
Posted in Wedding, tagged bridal, centrepiece, flower, flower arrangement, flowers, glass, great ideas, ideas, table arrangements, Wedding, wedding flowers, winter wedding on May 21, 2009 | Leave a Comment »
Photo by Edwin Ho
Great idea from Rachel Ray’s webisite;
There’s no reason to hide your mismatched stemware in the back of the cabinet anymore! With just a few flips of the glass, designer Annie Selke—owner of home furnishings company Pine Cone Hill (pineconehill.com)—created a modern candle-and-flower arrangement that we’re just crazy about for an outdoor warm-weather wedding. Her idea: Place your goblets upside down on a table, tuck large blooms underneath and top with colorful votives. It may only take a few seconds to pull together, but the elegant impact will last all night.
Posted in Wedding, tagged bouquet, bridal, bride, floral, flower, flowers, groom, pale, pastel, real wedding, summer wedding, Wedding, wedding bouquet, wedding flowers, winter wedding on May 20, 2009 | Leave a Comment »