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Thursday, May 1, 2014

Top 10 Wedding Day Do’s from a Famous Bridal Designer!

Filed under: Wedding Dress,Wedding Tips — Larry James @ 7:30 am
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Vera Wang, Guest Author

1. Comfort is Key: You must love your wedding day look, and feeling comfortable when you walk down the aisle is incredibly important. If you feel comfortable, you’ll radiate confidence, making you the most beautiful blushing bride around!

2. Showcase Your Wedding Style: Determine the style, vibe and theme of your wedding and take into account the wedding venue, season and time of day. Your wedding dress (the volume, silhouette, proportions, detailing, etc.) should mesh with the other elements of your wedding. While choosing a gown that flatters your figure is major, remember that the dress is not only about how it looks on your body. It should help tell the story of your wedding day!

WeddingDayDos3. Think Head-to-Toe: Make sure you see the whole look- the dress, headpiece or veil, bouquet and wedding shoes- prior to saying I Do. I’d even go so far as to include the bridal makeup in the equation. Don’t focus all of your energy and attention on the dress, and make sure your bridal accessories aren’t an afterthought.

4. Understated Bouquet: If you’re crazy about your dress, go easy on the bridal bouquet. Bouquets that are too big, loud, or statement-making will detract from your gown, so less is more when it comes to your bouquet.

5. Long and Short of It: Hem lengths are key! Make sure your gown is long enough to cover your shoes, but short enough so that it floats above in the front. A dress that’s too long in front is treacherous, and a bride tripping down the aisle is even worse. You shouldn’t have to lift the dress in order to float down the white aisle.

6. Bridal Beauty- Be Yourself: Think about your makeup and don’t go too wild. Your wedding is not the time to try out different makeup looks for the first time. Stick to what you know! Personally, I’m not crazy about strong red lipstick with a white wedding dress. But in general, you’ll want to avoid anything that makes you look caked or disguised, and the same goes for your wedding hair. Don’t let your stylist get too elaborate with your hairstyle or accessories. It’s all about editing!

7. Traditional Wedding Heels: I prefer a wedding shoe on the quieter side, style aside. A shoe with a tapered toe box is a lovely choice. I’m not into blinged-out wedding heels since they detract attention from the dress. If you and your fiancé are the same height, a little kitten heel is nice, and if your man is tall, platform heels are perfect.

8. Black, White & Color Wedding Photos: It’s just as important to have black-and-white wedding photography done as it is to have color. I adore black and white photos because they’re chic and timeless.

9. Step Into Your Dress! No matter what silhouette, neckline or level of volume, step into your wedding dress and DO NOT pull it on over your head. I once had a bride get red lipstick on the front of her dress when she pulled it on over her head. During the wedding reception, maintain a safe distance from anyone with colorful cocktails or makeup.

10. Enjoy the Moment: Once the ceremony has ended, don’t rush down the aisle! Savor the moment. Remember that wedding guests spend most of the time looking at your back during the service. You put so much labor and love into the wedding planning so take your time when walking back down the aisle. Let them see (and die over!) your gorgeous dress and the blushing bride!

VeraWangCopyright 2014 by Vera Wang. Vera Ellen Wang is an American fashion designer based in New York City and former figure skater. She is known for her wide range of haute couture bridesmaid gowns and wedding gown collections, as well as for her clientele of elite lady figure skaters, designing dresses for competitions and exhibitions. Visit her (NOTE: At the office? Turn down the volumn!) Website!

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