Too Good To Be True
When you order on-line or in a store and they are quoting you a huge discount on an ORDERED gown, you may not receive the designer gown you are ordering. It may be a knock-off. This goes for wedding gowns, bridesmaids, mothers, social occasion and prom dresses. Saving money is wonderful, but not if you receive a knock-off. You have not saved any money, it has cost you MORE!
If it's TOO good to be true, IT IS!
Please be careful.
Visiting Bridal Shops
Consider bringing slippers or bringing socks. Most bridal stores ask you to remove your shoes. This helps keep the floors clean from outside dirt and keeps the gowns from getting dirty. At Our Shop Bridal and Our Shop Too Bridal we do ask you to remove your shoes at the door. We are known for our full service which includes our consultants assisting you into your dress.
Your Wedding To-Do's And When To Do Them
12 Months Before:
- Write up the guest list.
- Figure out who's paying for what.
- Set the wedding budget.
- Hire a planner-if you're using one.
- Book the ceremony site and reception venue.
10 Months Before:Choose your officiant.
- GO DRESS SHOPPING!
- Set up in-person meetings with potential vendors.
- Select the bridal party.
- Hire the stationer if you're going custom.
8 Months Before:
- Hire the caterer, florist, band/DJ, ceremony musicians, and photographer.
- Order your wedding dress. It takes approximately 4 to 6 months to come in plus give yourself ample time to get alterations completed.
- Block hotel rooms for out-of-town guests.
6 Months Before:
- Order bridesmaids' dresses
- Book the honeymoon.
- Shop for wedding bands.
- Order invitations.
- Send save-the-dates.
- Meet with the vendors to discuss details.
- Choose the getaway car.
- Secure wedding-day transportation for guests if you'll be providing it.
4 Months Before:
- Order your cake.
- Hire the calligrapher.
- Plan the rehearsal dinner.
- Choose the groom's and groomsmen's attire.
2 Months Before:
- Have your hair and makeup trial.
- Write vows if you plan to personalize them.
- Finalize the ceremony with the officiant.
- Mail invitations.
6 Weeks Before:
- Confirm delivery of bridesmaids' dresses.
- Apply for a marriage license.
- Print the programs, menus, et cetera.
2 Weeks Before:
- Have your final dress fitting!
- Submit a shot list to the photographer.
- Send playlists to the DJ or band.
- Pick up your marriage license.
- Update the registry.
- Review RSVPs and contact stragglers.
1 Week Before:
- Provide a final head count to the site and caterer.
- Finalize the seating chart.
- Give last minute requests to vendors.
48 Hours Before:
- Pick up your dress.
- Write checks due the day of.
- Put vendor tips in envelopes. Assign the maid of honor or best man to distribute them.
- Reconfirm pickup times.
- Do last minute primping (nails, eyelash extensions).
- Rehearse the ceremony and go to dinner.
- Give gifts to the bridal party and parents.
- Give rings to the best man and maid of honor.
- Beautify, Breathe, Relax!
- Get married. ENJOY!!!
Need To Fit Into Your Gown?
Take drinking pop out of your diet.
Researchers don't know why, but when you stop drinking pop, especially diet pop, you will notice it easier to fit into your gown. It maybe that it promotes better eating habits or helps prevent your metabolic syndrome of excess abdominal fat, high blood sugar, high triglycerides, low levels of the "good" cholesterol, and elevated blood pressure. Whatever it is, we notice women who have stopped drinking pop are able to zip their dresses with ease.
How to pose for a striking picture?
When you are standing, do not stand facing directly into the camera. Stand at a slight angle to the camera, lower your chin slightly and bend your elbows. If you are holding flowers, make sure that the bouquet is below the bodice of your gown and approximately at your belly button.
When you are sitting, do not cross your legs, sit back in the chair, make sure your shoulders are straight and you are not leaning forward. Also, do not have your body straight on to the camera, the picture is taken at a slight angle.
For your close-up pictures make sure that you are at a slight angle to the camera so one of your arms is naturally hidden from view.
Enhance your make-up. This means to wear it heavier than you normally would so it will show up more naturally in photos and not wash you out. All of these tips are to have you look thin and enhance your special features.