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How to Throw a Vintage Wedding

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There are many popular styles of weddings, one of which is a vintage wedding. A vintage wedding is great for those who are looking for a way to remember the past in a unique way. Everyone loves certain things from the past and a vintage wedding is a great way to do this plus create some excellent memories of your wedding day. Below you will learn more about what you need to do to throw a vintage wedding.

Clothing

The first thing that you will need to focus on is finding the outfits that are styled to be vintage. There are many wedding dresses, tuxes, bridesmaid gowns, etc. that have been created in this style, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding the right one for your special day.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that your outfits should correspond with each other. If they don’t, the theme may be lost on your guests and they will become confused. Accessories are also important and you should focus on finding the right vintage jewelry pieces that complement your dress. A veil that covers your face and head is also a must for a vintage wedding. Many of these items you can find at an antique shop.

Get your Guests Involved

To really complete the theme of your wedding, you should ask your guests to dress appropriately as well. Explain that you are having a vintage wedding and request that they wear outfits that display this theme. If you have the budget, you may want to consider handling the outfits for your guests as well.

The Vehicle

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Finally, you should consider the vehicle that you will be driving when you go on your honeymoon. If you have a friend or a family member that has an antique car, this would be the perfect option for you to make your getaway. If not, you may look around to see if you can rent one for the day. It’s a possibility that your local bridal coordinator or shop will be able to assist you in finding someone that rents vintage or classic cars.

Accessories

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Another part of the vintage wedding process is planning how the decorations will coordinate with the wedding theme and how to incorporate accessories into the mix that will help create the look that you are going for. For guys, accessories may simply be bowties, suspenders and certain types of shoes. Women should focus on the jewelry that they will be wearing as well as the bags that they will carry. Old fashioned umbrellas are also a fantastic addition to a vintage wedding and make a great party favor as well.

Conclusion

When you are planning a vintage wedding, it is important that you spend quite a bit of time on the planning process so that you can make sure that everything is in place; everything from the wedding gown to the wedding cake. If you focus on the small details, you will be able to have the vintage wedding of your dreams.

Best for Bride

Best for Bride is a one-stop bridal store with 4 locations in Ontario. Here, brides will be able to plan every aspect of their vintage wedding. They will have the choice of many different types of gowns as well as the accessories that will make their day perfect.

 

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Choosing the Wedding Gown according to your body shape

The big day is coming along fast, have you selected your dress? The wedding gown is always one of the key features of the event. This can only mean that it should be perfect. Now you might argue that there is nothing perfect under the sun. However, it is possible to have that wedding gown that makes your event the point of reference whenever one mentions a great wedding.

It goes without saying that the gown is that which accentuates the beauty of your body type. There are women who go the extra mile to shed off a bit of weight for their wedding. This is also highly encouraged but if you do not have the time to do it- do not force yourself. Here are some tips on how to select the best wedding gown for your body type.

Pear-shaped body

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These are the people whose hip region is wider than the bust. For such a body shape, the finest gowns are those that gradually flare out in an A-formation. It highlights the narrowness of the midsection and floats away from the hips and thighs. An off-shoulder collar is really tricky for any body shape but then for pear-shapes it tends to work almost all the time.

Hour-glass

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The hour-glass ladies are those whose bust and hip regions are pretty much the same size. The goal of the gown in this case will be to enlarge the face slightly and display your neck without showing too much of cleavage. The midsection that is narrow should also be highlighted and this possible if you get the aforementioned dress for pear-shaped bodies. To accentuate your face go for a dress with an elegant neckline and if you take a strapless gown (off-shoulder) it should have a slight dip along the neckline.

Plus-size

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Long gone are the days when plus-sized women could not get elegant wedding gowns in the shops. You can make your size work for you. This is possible if the dress is too tight or too loose. An empire dress whose skirt begins just under the bust and flow out gradually is the perfect. Make sure that the empire seam is not start on the chest and that there are no pleats on the fabric otherwise it will look like a maternity piece. If too loose the dress will make the body look bigger.

Apple-shape

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The hip and bust regions are same size with no defined waistline. The dress should not emphasize this fact. The best part to emphasize is the neckline. It will call attention to the upper region more. Add stunning jewelry and you will not have to worry about people focusing too much on your belly area.

For more information you can pay us a visit at www.bestforbride.com

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Discover the Beauty of Mori Lee’s Bridal Gown Collection

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Are you planning your wedding? If you are, you’re probably dreaming about saying “yes” to the dress. When you choose Best for Bride as your preferred bridal boutique, you’ll receive caring VIP service that makes you feel like a princess, and you’ll also be able to choose your dream dress from a wide selection of the latest, most exclusive and beautiful wedding gowns.

To give our brides-to-be the most options, we are proud to offer a fully-stocked online bridal store, as well as bricks-and-mortar retail outlets in Toronto, Barrie and Mississauga. Whether you select wedding dresses in Toronto or buy your white wedding dress online, you’ll discover that we offer fit, fabric and style that you just can’t find anywhere else. That’s why we are known as Canada’s most-loved bridal boutique.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the most gorgeous frocks around. Our new line of Mori Lee dress designs are fashionable wedding dresses that will make the most of your own unique natural beauty. Every gown is designed and crafted with painstaking attention to detail, in order to ensure that each bride-to-be has the ultimate silhouette as she walks down the aisle.

Embrace a Sheer and Delicate Aesthetic

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Feel deliciously feminine in the elegant, sheer and delicate design shown above. This Mori Lee wedding gown will give you a touch of sparkle and shimmer that is just so glamorous and fun.

To accessorize this dress, keep it simple. After all, this embellished gown, with its clean, sophisticated lines and its lovely, beaded bodice, really needs little adornment. Pile up your hair, put on some drop earrings, and slip into a pair of sexy wedding shoes. Then, prepare to dazzle your friends, family and groom-to-be.

Designed to boost your confidence and make you feel very regal on your big day, this show-stopping wedding gown is meant to be treasured for a lifetime. To help you get a perfect fit, we offer wedding dress alterations. If your wedding budget doesn’t stretch to a new gown, consider our affordable “rent wedding dress” service. As you can see, we go the extra mile to make sure that every bride has the chance to live out her dreams as she marries.

Show Your Originality with a Lacy and Romantic Style

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You deserve to feel gorgeous as you begin your journey into matrimony. That’s why you should choose a bridal dress that really captures the essence of your own personal style. If you’re not into cookie-cutter, princess-style gowns, why not treat yourself to a romantic and original design, such as the lacy stunner shown above.

Crafted with Venice lace panels for an ethereal effect, this gown is a sensual choice for any discerning bride-to-be.  A sweeping, fishtail-style hem will ensure that your every move is pure poetry in motion.

To style the look, wear your hair down, in lush waves. Then, use lip gloss, blusher, and translucent powder to give your face polish, glow and shimmer. Perfect with a wedding tiara or without, this unforgettable gown will fit your feminine sensibility to absolute perfection.

Give Off Red Carpet Glamour with a Plunging, Sexy Design

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If you’ve ever admired the stunning couture gowns worn at the Oscars or Golden Globes, you should know that you can enjoy the same, “red carpet” effect by choosing a Mori Lee wedding gown. When you select a beautiful style, such as the plunging showpiece pictured above, you’ll enjoy sexy style that is still so classic and traditional.

Perfect for the sort of bride-to-be who isn’t into ruffles or frou-frou, this sleek wedding gown molds the torso into a true work of art. The deep-v neckline is embellished to draw attention to your gorgeous decolletage.

Accessorize the look with strong makeup and modern hair. Go for a scarlet or berry lip, highlight your cheekbones with blush or bronzer, and be sure to use black eyeliner and mascara on your upper lashes. Choose an up-do that spotlights your face, while also showing off your creamy shoulders. Don’t forget a pair of glittering drop earrings, as well as a pair of strappy, high-heeled satin sandals.

To view more lovely wedding gowns, wedding invitations, wedding decor Toronto and Feri jewellry, be sure to visit www.BestforBride.com today. We offer all of the services that you need to plan the perfect wedding.

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Arriving in Style: How to Make the Perfect Entrance to Your Wedding

For many brides, their wedding day is the best (and busiest) day of their lives. With schedules to stick to, guests to organise and the added pressure of looking beautiful it’s not surprising that certain aspects take a ‘back seat’. According to a survey on Canadian wedding trends, transportation to the wedding is one of the lowest costs averaging at around $570 – behind DJ’s/musicians for the reception, flowers and less than half of the cost of the wedding gown and bands.

But when you think about it, getting to the wedding on time is really one of the most important things about the day. And finding the balance between reliable, affordable, practical transport and a unique, memorable method of arriving in style is a challenge for any bride. Here are some transportation ideas for your big day.

Bridal Dresses by Sophia Tolli
Bridal Dress by Sophia Tolli

Air Travel

What could be more glamorous than arriving at your wedding in your very own chartered helicopter or hot air balloon? This would be especially impressive if you were having an outdoor wedding and your guests could watch you descend from the skies. It might sound like something reserved typically for the rich and famous, but it’s not as unusual or as expensive as you may think. Many wedding venues have permission for aircrafts to land within their grounds and with typical helicopters seating up to six people you can take your bridesmaids along for the ride.

What could be more romantic than you and your new husband exiting your wedding in a hot air balloon, toasting your marriage as you sail through the skies?

Tip: Local air travel laws can apply when travelling by air and there will be restrictions about landing as you will need a certain amount of open space to land safely. Check this thoroughly with your wedding venue and charter company before booking.

Alfred Angelo Disney Bridal Dresses
Alfred Angelo Disney Bridal Dress

Horse and Carriage

Arrive at your wedding in true fairytale fashion by opting for this classy, traditional mode of transport. At typical prices running between $500-1000 depending on the type of carriage, distance and length of service, a horse and carriage is certainly within the ‘average’ remit for transportation prices and offers a certain charm to the day. The only down side is that they can be very weather dependent unless you opt for a carriage with an extendable roof.

Tip: If you like the idea of a horse and carriage but would prefer something a little different and contemporary then there are a range of customised carriages in a variety of colours and styles – including replicas of the infamous Cinderella ball carriage. A cheaper and quirkier version of the horse and carriage (becoming increasingly popular with metropolitan weddings) is a pedicab – picture a bicycle where the horse would usually be! Or, alternatively, ditch the carriage and arrive on a finely dressed white horse – a popular mode of transport for Hindu weddings. If you plan to do this then be sure to get acquainted with the saddle in the weeks before your wedding.

Bridesmaids Gowns by Mori Lee
Bridesmaids Gown by Mori Lee

Car or Motorcycle

Arriving by car is still the most common and convenient way to make your arrival. Whilst the popularity of vintage, classic wedding cars such as the Rolls Royce Phantom and Bentley S2 remains high, many couples are now thinking outside of the box when it comes to picking their cars. The key is to pair your vehicle with the theme of the wedding – for a traditional, white wedding then you may still opt for a classic car or perhaps something chic and elegant like an stretch limo, but if you’re wedding is a quirkier affair then your car should reflect this. Many people now use vintage vehicles of another variety – think old VW beetles and even retro campervans. If you want to add a touch of style to the day then why not opt for a super sports car like a Lamborghini Gallardo – there’ll be no excuse for being late in one of those.

If you’re feeling brave then opt for a motorcycle arrival – the same rules apply when choosing the type of bike that you’d like to arrive on. If your dress is a reasonable size then you could even squeeze into a sidecar. Just watch the helmet on newly styled hair.

Tip: If you plan to hire a car then you should decide whether or not you’d like to also hire a driver or if someone in your wedding party will drive. If this is the case then you’ll need to ensure that any liability/insurance issues are covered upon hiring the vehicles.

Alfred Angelo Disney Bridesmaid Dresses
Alfred Angelo Disney Bridesmaid Dress

By Boat

With more and more couples opting for a beach wedding in exotic locales, it would be a shame not to make the most of the stunning scenery by arriving on a high powered speedboat or luxurious yacht. Many stately wedding venues also include some sort of lake so a gondola or old fashioned rowing boat would also add an elegant, romantic effect.

Tip: If you’re someone who suffers from seasickness then arriving by boat (particularly on the ocean) might not combine well with your pre-wedding jitters. As a rule, speedboats tend to go too fast for you to notice the motion of the ocean too much but with that speed comes the inevitable damage to make up and up-do’s.

Party Bus

Why not start the celebration early by inviting up to 60 of you guests to travel with you to the venue on a party bus. These buses complete with disco lights, music and bars, have been popular since 2007 and are undoubtedly the best way to hold a mobile celebration. They have high ceilings, seating and a bathroom on board so there’ll be no worrying about the ladies crumpling their dresses.

Tip: If you plan to enjoy a few celebratory glasses of champagne on board then check that the bus company you hire from are licensed with the local authority to ensure that you receive the best quality service.