Bridal Style Matrix

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 19, 2014

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The initial stages of wedding dress shopping can be totally overwhelming, especially if you don’t know exactly what you want. Lucky for you, WeddingWire’s FallBook 2014 put together a diagram to help you figure it out. Whether your wedding style is more casual and modern, or traditional and formal, our bridal style matrix has the perfect fit for you. Happy shopping!

We’re Off to Bridal Fashion Week!

Posted by Caitlin on Apr 10, 2014

WedStyle and Bridal Fashion Week

It’s that time of the year again . . . hello Bridal Market! Starting today, WeddingWire’s Editorial Team will be up in New York City, hopping between new wedding dress, bridesmaids, and accessories collections and snapping pics of all the newest styles.

If you’re asking yourself what exactly is Bridal Market, you can read our breakdown right here. For those of you a bit more familiar, you know this is essentially the wedding world’s equivalent of Fashion Week. Want to follow along with the excitement? Your best bet is to download our new WedStyle wedding inspiration app. Here, we’ll be posting tons of photos fresh from the runways and appointments, and you can weigh in directly on your favorite dresses! Follow our editors directly by searching for WWKim, WWLeeor, and WWSarah, or simply select “Bridal Fashion Week” from the filter menu.

Of course, there will also be plenty of coverage on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Added bonus: starting Friday morning, complete collections will begin appearing on our dedicated Bridal Market Landing Page.

So many dresses, so little time! We’re excited for another great Market, and hope you’ll be following along with us!

XO,
The WeddingWire Editorial Team

Etiquette For Wedding Dress Shopping

Posted by csancho on Jan 24, 2014

Etiquettes for Wedding Dress Shopping

So, now you are engaged, and you are oh-so happy and ready to start to create your dream wedding. One of the first things a lot of brides want to do is to find that perfect dress. Out of all the wedding planning tasks this is the one that is the most sentimental and actually requires so delicate handling. As you decide who to have with you, just remember that the more people you invite, the more opinions you will have to hear. There is a reason shows like “Say Yes to the Dress” are so entertaining!

Mom Gets Dibs

Post Sponsored by the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists

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My wedding is in a location far from where I live, so I have to travel with my wedding gown. What is the best way to transport my gown while ensuring that it stays in prime condition for the big day?

Sally Conant of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists says: Whether you’re traveling near or far, it’s important to pack your wedding gown properly. Here are some of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists’ top tips for how to travel with your wedding gown.

How to Pack a Wedding Gown: Pack your wedding gown in a box or suitcase lined with tissue paper. Fold the gown neatly and buffer each fold with tissue paper to prevent creases. Make sure you use ample tissue paper to stuff the bodice of the gown and cushion any bows or sleeves. If your gown is beaded with prongs, put tissue over the prongs so that there are no snags. Once the suitcase or box is packed, the gown should not move when you shake the box.

An East Meets West Wedding

Posted by aruchaevsky on Nov 01, 2013

What happens when you have a bride and groom raised in the United States while trying to preserve their traditional Hindu roots?


A meeting of East and West, and a universal celebration of a wedding.


Mehul and Nina wanted to honor their rich Hindu culture while also enjoying a western style reception, which couples have become accustomed to in the Northeast.


Starting with bridal preparation: the dresses, a Lehenga Saree, Banarsi Saree or Salwar Kameez, is more ornate that your western wedding dress and is often bright in colors opposite of the traditional white wedding dress. Nina’s reception dress was white and beautifully displayed the intricate henna tattoo work done the evening before the wedding.


On the day of the wedding, it’s the normal hair and makeup. Unlike a traditional western wedding, a Hindu bride will often have to sit for hours the day prior to her wedding for the Henna tattoos, which is a part of the Mehndi ceremony. It symbolizes the deep loving bond between husband and wife.


Adorned with jewelry made of 28k gold and encrusted with a plethora of eye popping jewels, the bride is ready for the Hindu wedding ceremony.


A Hindu wedding has many variations based on which community or region in India your family originated from. The groom also dawns the traditional attire for a Hindu wedding as the Baraat takes center stage with a horse and family precession.


The Baraat is the bride and groom’s wedding procession. In North Indian communities, it is customary for the groom to travel to the wedding venue on a mare accompanied by his family members.


Once the traditional Indian ceremonies are complete, the bride and groom slip into something with a bit more Western influence for their reception at the Imperia.


Nina’s beautiful lace dress is a perfect mix of a traditional Indian wedding Saree, and a modern, white Western wedding dress.

The Imperia played host to Nina and Mehul’s reception with exquisite food and decor fit for an East meets West wedding.


The end result? A seamlessly blend of Hindu wedding traditions and Indian culture with Western influences leading to a unique wedding ceremony and reception, and yet another new couple ready to start their lives as husband and wife.