WEDDING ACCESSORIES COMPLETE THE LOOK
Finding your dream wedding dress is a huge accomplishment. Especially when it fits exquisitely and you feel radiant any time you are in it. Alterations can ensure that it flatters you from all sides
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INDULGE YOUR INNER PRINCESS WITH YOUR WEDDING DRESS
Choosing your wedding attire may be something you have fantasized about since you were small. After all, this is your special, romantic day and it is vital that you look and feel the part.
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WHITE ISN’T THE ONLY OPTION FOR WEDDING DRESSES
Times have changed. The virginal white dress made popular by Queen Victoria’s wedding has become simply one of numerous options these days. Many couples marrying now are not concerned or even interested in perpetuating an antiquated concept of purity when they wed.
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SIMPLE TIPS FOR BEING A GREAT BRIDESMAID
Congratulations in your new role as bridesmaid. It is a special honor to stand up for one of your loved ones and be a part of this memorable day. Keep the following tips for being a great bridesmaid in mind
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Congratulations in your new role as bridesmaid. It is a special honor to stand up for one of your loved
Finding your dream wedding dress is a huge accomplishment. Especially when it fits exquisitely and you feel radiant any time you are in it.
Choosing your wedding attire may be something you have fantasized about since you were small. After all,
Times have changed. The virginal white dress made popular by Queen Victoria’s wedding

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SIMPLE TIPS FOR BEING A GREAT BRIDESMAID

ongratulations in your new role as bridesmaid. It is a special honor to stand up for one of your loved ones and be a part of this memorable day.

INDULGE YOUR INNER PRINCESS WITH YOUR WEDDING DRESS

Choosing your wedding attire may be something you have fantasized about since you were small. After all, this is your special,

WEDDING ACCESSORIES COMPLETE THE LOOK

Finding your dream wedding dress is a huge accomplishment. Especially when it fits exquisitely and you feel radiant any time you are in it.

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Wedding Accessories Complete The Look

Finding your dream wedding dress is a huge accomplishment. Especially when it fits exquisitely and you feel radiant any time you are in it. Alterations can ensure that it flatters you from all sides as long as you give yourself ...
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White Isn`t Only Option For Wedding Dresses

Times have changed. The virginal white dress made popular by Queen Victoria’s wedding has become simply one of numerous options these days. Many couples marrying now are not concerned or even interested in perpetuating an antiquated concept of purity when they wed. This is especially true for people who are experiencing a second wedding or who delight in doing things completely differently. Besides, style is an essential component of one’s personality. It is only natural for you to want to ...
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WHITE ISN’T THE ONLY OPTION FOR WEDDING DRESSES

Times have changed. The virginal white dress made popular by Queen Victoria’s wedding has become simply one of numerous options these days. Many couples marrying now are not concerned or even interested in perpetuating an antiquated concept of purity when they wed.

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Wedding Accessories Complete The Look

Finding your dream wedding dress is a huge accomplishment. Especially when it fits exquisitely and you feel radiant any time you are in it. Alterations can ensure that it flatters you from all sides as long as you give yourself and the seamstress adequate time to fulfill your wishes.

Once the dress is set, wedding accessories complete the look by giving you a hint of sparkle and shine to create a cohesive statement from head to toe. Consider your dress as your foundation garment and choose your accessories to complement not compete.

Hair accessories polish to perfection

Glitzy tiaras, soft lace hair bands, clips, barrettes, hair extensions, facial veils, combo scarf-veil contraptions…whatever your style, there is something to compliment your dress and personality flawlessly. Perhaps you prefer a tiny hat to channel your inner Princess Diana. Maybe a handmade feather and crystal headpiece is more your style? Whether you prefer the decadent sparkly items on the bridal salon mannequin or want to go classic and tasteful, numerous options abound.

Decide if you are wearing an up-do or keeping your hair down for your big day. Be sure to bring your hair accessories to your hair consultation appointment (and have your wedding party do the same) so that you can see the complete picture prior to the big day. Take lots of pictures. This will help you determine if you need less or more or a completely different accessory all together.

It’s all about the shoes

Let your shoes be dictated by the specifics of your event. Are you getting married in the sand somewhere? Then barefoot sandals or au natural footwear would be more appropriate than six-inch platform stilettos. Are you planning on dancing the night away? Consider having matching running shoes with your wedding party. If you are opting for an above-the-knee party style shorter dress, showcasing your footwear may be more of a priority in comparison to those wearing a floor-length gown. Many brides prefer to kick up their heels in some cute cowgirl boots or even matching rain boots.

Have fun with your footwear and try a few different options with your dress. Be sure to bring your choice to every fitting so that the seamstress can ensure the proper hem length. Regardless if you are choosing slippers or glamorous pumps, be sure to break in your footwear ahead of the big day so that you will be blister free and comfortable.

Bedazzled jewels

If you want to add some additional sparkle to your accessories, consider the following:

  • Earrings
  • Necklace or pendant
  • Belt
  • Broach
  • Bracelet
  • Hairpiece/hair combs/glamorized bobby-pins
  • Plastic or fresh flower hair accessories
  • Glittery shoelaces
  • Bouquet wrappings

It can be easy to fall in love with all things that catch your eye. However, you don’t want to over accessorize either. Remember, wedding accessories complete the look but less is more. Pick heirloom items you cherish or start your own tradition by purchasing something you love. Enjoy the process of trying everything on together and take photos to refer to later. This will help you see where you may prefer more or less accessories. Keep in mind that you could have separate looks for your wedding ceremony and reception if you can’t whittle down your choices.

Whatever you need to have the ensemble you’ve always dreamed of, you will find it at New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh. We have a vast array of designer wedding dresses in every style you’d want. Plus, we carry a host of wedding accessories to complete any look. This is only part of the reason why we are the Triangle’s premier wedding salon. Come see us at your convenience — no appointment needed — and find everything you need for your perfect wedding day.

Indulge Your Inner Prince With Your Wedding

Choosing your wedding attire may be something you have fantasized about since you were small. After all, this is your special, romantic day and it is vital that you look and feel the part. Whether you are truly opting for a ballgown style dress or prefer a different silhouette, indulge your inner princess with your wedding dress.

Radiate confidence

This ceremony represents your union with your beloved and the start of the rest of your lives together as Mr. and Mrs. The very last thing you want to project is being fidgety and uncomfortable. While it can be tempting to try on wedding dresses that are the latest rage (and by all means do this) be sure to choose a gown that suits your personality at the end of the day. For example, if you are going to be the life of the party and the last one off of the dance floor, wearing a dress you can boogie in is essential. If you are normally a conservative dresser, having a plunging neckline may not be within your comfort zone.

Know your limits

While ordering your dress four sizes smaller than you currently are does make a statement of commitment to lose those few extra pounds, this scenario can dramatically backfire. Losing weight happens differently for everyone. Perhaps your bust will shrink dramatically or your hips will slim down more than you originally planned. It can be difficult to predetermine your size with guesswork. There is nothing wrong with ordering the size that fits you today and prioritizing alterations in the future. This gives you time from ordering until the dress arrives to stick to your diet and exercise plan. By the time you have your first fitting, you will be able to gauge your progress and your expectations more accurately.

Love thyself

Sadly, too many brides-to-be don’t enjoy their dress shopping experience as much as they should because they’re much too hard on themselves. It can be difficult to try on wedding gowns with a 360-degree mirror. Most ladies have not seen every angle of themselves in traditional changing rooms. Remember, you are in the salon because your soulmate loves you the way you are and asked for your hand with the intent of growing old with you. This person loves you just the way you are right this moment, not twenty pounds less from now. Keep a cool head and be easy on yourself. A real princess loves herself on the inside and the outside.

Timing is everything

Most women don’t feel so princessy during their cycle. Hopefully, you have picked a wedding date well clear of when your monthly visitor is due to arrive. Try to plan the rest of your outings and shopping trips including wedding dress shopping in a similar fashion. You will feel less than pretty trying on gowns while you are bloated and uncomfortable. Opinions may be taken the wrong way during PMS and your objective personality and positive attitude might be on vacation that week. Do yourself and everyone around you a favor and avoid booking any important appointments during your cycle.

The main takeaway is this: Everyone can and should look and feel like a princess on her wedding day. You just need to define what the term means to you and go from there. Does it mean an extra poufy gown? Lots of crystals? Tiaras and extravagant hair accessories? Tall shoes or ballet flats? Take a few minutes to determine where to best spend your energy to achieve the day of your dreams.

Whatever you decide, you will find your dream dress at New York Bride of Raleigh. We are the premier bridal salon in the Triangle with a selection of designer wedding dresses that is unmatched in the region. Come browse our 17,000 sq.ft. luxury salon at your convenience (no appointment needed) and let our full staff of knowledgeable bridal consultants help you find “The One.”

White Isn`t Only Option For Wedding Dresses

Times have changed. The virginal white dress made popular by Queen Victoria’s wedding has become simply one of numerous options these days. Many couples marrying now are not concerned or even interested in perpetuating an antiquated concept of purity when they wed. This is especially true for people who are experiencing a second wedding or who delight in doing things completely differently.

Besides, style is an essential component of one’s personality. It is only natural for you to want to be the center of attention on your wedding day. Feeling radiant from the inside out is an ideal way to begin your new life with your spouse. If color suits your personality and your style, so-be-it. Your wedding day is a celebration of your union and the promise of both parties to love and honor each other as they are. Embrace your individuality and choose a shade that resonates with your soul.

Own your color choice

On your wedding day you deserve to look exactly the way you see yourself in your mind’s eye. If that includes wearing a colored wedding dress, that’s what you should do. Don’t let the thought of breaking the news that you won’t be gliding down the aisle in traditional white make you anxious. Your family and friends are coming to your wedding to show love and support. They want to see you looking and feeling your best. Tell them proudly that your dress is the one that makes you feel the most beautiful and they will all encourage your choice.

Let your personality shine

The choices of dress colors these days are spectacular. If you can dream it, someone can make it for you. The possibilities are amazing now that white isn’t the only designer option for wedding dresses. From pastels to bold and spicy shades, some of the most popular wedding dress colors include:

  • Champagne
  • Ivory/candlelight
  • Scarlet red
  • Sapphire blue
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Pink icing
  • Bubblegum pink

The double dress option

For some brides, the chance to wear not one but two beautiful dresses is simply too much to resist. When budget is not an issue and pleasing a conservative Grandma and the church is, you can consider walking down the aisle in white and having a separate reception dress that speaks to who you are. For some, this is the best way to reflect the formality of the ceremony before getting changed into the second option and cutting loose.

Be flexible

Even if you have been planning to go with a colored gown, you may find out that your favorite shade leaves you looking washed out or too flushed or some other way that you aren’t happy with. If you decide that you can’t wear your top color, consider adding it to your centerpieces and incorporating it with your décor. Be flexible to listening to what the bridal staff recommends as an alternative color and step out of your comfort zone. You will find the perfect shade to get married in.

White with an accent color

Last but certainly not least in the color discussion, many brides are choosing to accent their traditional white gowns with a bold pop of color. The possibilities are endless. You can add splashes of color with your shoes, hair accessories, belt, sash, purse, gloves, jacket, shawl, handwarmer and the list goes on. This can be an easy way to compromise when you want to add some color to your ceremony but still wear a traditional white gown.

Whether you feel drawn to a colored wedding dress or traditional white, you can be certain that you will find the dress of your dreams at New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh. Our selection of designer wedding dresses will give you the full range of choices you’ll want when you’re looking for “the one.” Come to NYB&G of Raleigh and find the perfectly detailed dress.

Simple Tips For Being A Great Bridesmaid

Congratulations in your new role as bridesmaid. It is a special honor to stand up for one of your loved ones and be a part of this memorable day. Keep the following tips for being a great bridesmaid in mind and you will be a definite asset to the bride’s wedding party.

Don’t be a drama queen

The bride and groom are running the show. Period. This is not your wedding, it’s theirs. Be prepared to have a difference in opinion from time to time as the planning process can become intense. It is vital to be a positive anchor for yourself and the bride. Leave the drama back in high school. If she wants you to wear a rainbow taffeta gown, do it with a smile on your face. If there are gossiping gals among the bridal party, choose to stay strong and refuse to participate in negativity.

Planning priorities

Many people have a year to plan the wedding as this allows ample time to complete checklists without feeling overwhelmed. Some have considerably less time and feel like they’re being pulled in every direction at once. Whichever situation your bride is in, help out by compiling an organized binder or spreadsheet to keep everything sorted. Have some section tabs for the following:

  • Budget
  • Invitation preferences
  • Party favors
  • Music lists
  • Menu ideas and signature drinks
  • Decor/centerpieces/lighting ideas
  • Dress/material swatches
  • Floral options
  • Kid’s activities

Contact lists

Asking the couple to share their guest list and contact information once the invitations are decided will help you plan the bridal shower and the bachelorette party down the road. Consider alphabetizing the list or separating it for males and females so you ensure that no one is left out.

Support her dress decisions

It is a lot of pressure to find the right wedding gown, let alone dresses that flatter the rest of the bridal party. Bridesmaid dresses can be tricky to narrow down at times. If she prefers everyone matches, go with it. However, if multiple people feel uncomfortable, there may be different styles available from the same designer in the same fabric. Honest opinions are important but practice some couth. Nothing is worth your bride having hurt feelings.

Discuss responsibilities ahead of time

Does the couple expect you to pay for your dress, shoes, hair, makeup and matching jewelry? Is there a road trip in your future to secure specialty items? Figuring out your financial commitment is necessary in order to ensure a win-win for everyone. Assume nothing and ask questions instead.

Checking in

There are numerous details that require extra hands. Finishing party favors, picking things up, booking appointments and hot-glue gun marathons are common bridesmaid tasks. Check in with the bride and even the Maid-of-Honor to see if you can be extra help. Remember, if everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot by themselves.

Mind your alcohol

Yes, there is reason to celebrate and be enthusiastic. However, watch your booze levels during the wedding and reception to ensure that you are being respectful and polite at all times.

Plan an awesome bachelorette party

Take your bride’s personality into consideration. There is no law that says trashy outfits and male strippers have to be a part of this (unless your bride wishes it). Consider a backyard fire and BBQ, go camping for a weekend or hit a luxurious hotel and spa for some pampering. Ask the bride what kind of bachelorette party she would have the most fun with. Remember, this is the time for her to de-stress and celebrate.

Have an emergency kit ready

Are you prepared if extreme thirst or low blood sugar strikes during pictures? Pack a bag with food and water, extra deodorant, bobby pins, safety pins, a sewing kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, perfume, nail polish, mints/gum, lotion, umbrellas and hairspray to save everyone from potential catastrophe.

Have fun!

Keep in mind the celebration you are a part of and be grateful. If things are disorganized and time consuming, definitely vent but not to the bride. She has enough going on without worrying about your complaints. Resolve to have fun no matter what while keeping these tips for being a great bridesmaid in mind.

One final way to be a great bridesmaid is to encourage the bride to come to New York Bride & Groom of Raleigh for her wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and wedding accessories. Our seasoned bridal consultants will help her find exactly what she’s looking for. We never require an appointment to shop so drop by anytime it’s convenient.

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