A lot of brides have already got something old, something borrowed, and something blue, but now they’ve really got something new — baby bumps! According to the Daily Mail U.K., there was a sudden rise in maternity bridal dress sales to satisfy the estimated 20,000 brides in Britain who were with child on their big day last year. That number accounts for a record 10% of women under 45 who are tying the knot for the first time! Here in the States, one in six brides is preggers — just like Jennifer Garner and Jessica Alba when they married their spouses. And these gals are not just waddling down the aisle on their wedding day wearing a muumuu; they’re going for traditional white gowns with big price tags. Keep reading »
I’m not proud to admit I’ve already clocked more hours on my wedding-gown search than I did choosing a college.
From afar, it seemed like a fun task to find a gorgeous vintage dress to get married in. On the other hand, it only has to be the most knock-’em-dead dress of a lifetime, to be photographed more than any other outfit I will ever wear.
The upside of going vintage is that nearly every gown is one of a kind. This is also the downside. When you find a real beaut, there’s always at least one thing wrong: color, condition, price, it’s already sold (second most common problem), or the most common and aggravating issue of all, size. Keep reading »
If you like demure pencil skirts and classic pumps, you’ll love Newport News, the catalog/online retailer that always seems to be having sale! And if you’re attending a wedding, there lots of appropriate dresses, including this black one with pyramid beads at the waist. Personally, I’m a big fan of Newport News’ round toe pumps, which are just $28 each (subtract $8 if you buy two pairs) — good luck deciding which of the 12 colors to get. Keep reading »
The judges said it and the pictures speak for themselves (McQueen on the left, Kenley on the right). Girlfriend may not have been original, but the craftsmanship on her knockoff was still better than Jerrel’s doo-dad hot mess. Keep reading »
When I think of all the disastrous things that could happen on someone’s wedding day, I generally think of flowers dying, or the cake being dropped as it’s being carried to the reception site. Well, one bride in Italy had it a lot worse. When this woman was married in 2006, her dress came unstitched and slid down, leaving her butt on display to all of her guests, and now she’s suing the dress’s designer. “The priest concluded the ceremony and the couple were married but of course she was not able to take any proper photographs of the ceremony because she was semi-naked,” the woman’s lawyer said. Not that pictures of her wedding day would mean much to her today — she and the groom have since separated. [MarieClaire.co.uk] Keep reading »
A bridal store in Charlotte, NC, went bankrupt and left a bunch of brides without wedding dresses, some just weeks away from getting married. I laughed a little bit because some of the women in the video are crying, but then I thought about how frustrating that would be — not only did they lose “the dress” that they probably spent months looking for, but some spent as much as $5,000 and don’t even have a dress to show for it. Perhaps they should make up their lost money by forgoing a dress and getting married in the nude. [CNN] Keep reading »
Jerry Hall, the supermodel from Texas that married Mick Jagger in 1990, has dumped more than just the frontman of the Rolling Stones. Hall is auctioning off her bridal dress, as well as the wedding gift he gave her, an embroidered Japanese kimono, for a modest $600-a-piece. While she’s looking to clean out her closet and donate the proceeds to homeless charity Emmaus, she has kept the prices cheaper than Jagger’s affairs! [Daily Mail]
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Disney Weddings versus Badgley Mischka! Who will have the best looking dress? Which will be the most heinous? State your opinions, in the comments. Keep reading »
This may come as a total shock to you, but there are a lot of hideous wedding dresses. I expected to see a bunch of them when I went on my first wedding dress shopping trip, but, as an admitted shop-a-holic with a pretty decisive “style”, I didn’t expect to find the whole process so difficult. Not to obnoxiously reference that TV show, but you know that episode of Sex and the City when Carrie is engaged to Rub-Mah-Belly-Baby-Aidan and she and Miranda try wedding dresses on and she gets a crazy case of the hives? Well, my reaction to putting on my first bridal gown was not that extreme, but I did get a bit of the clammy palms, cold sweat, and “holy crap”-need to swallow hard. Keep reading »