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Lace Wedding Dresses

Is there any fabric more romantic than lace? It’s no accident that so many wedding dresses have lace accents and overlay. Lace wedding dresses can have subtle accents of delicate lace, thick, textured lace, or a combination of lace varieties. Here are some tips for choosing a lace wedding dress.

Several designers are creating wedding gowns that are completely covered in lace as part of their latest collections. The dresses may have a simple, sheath silhouette, a gown with a flared skirt, or form-fitting dresses. Since lace wedding dresses come in the full array of available wedding dress styles, the bride may want to begin her selection by deciding which wedding dress styles would be most flattering for her body type. If she can choose whether she wants a sheath, mermaid, ball gown,  or A-line dress, she can focus her search for the perfect wedding dress.

Traditionally, lace is delicate and flowery. Bold lace makes a statement. Claire Pettibone designed such a dress. The Guipure lace sheath dress has thick lines and a large lace design that covers the entire dress. It’s a sophisticated mix of the striking lines and flowing fabric.

Sheath dresses are a common style for lace wedding gowns. Sheath dresses that have a full lace overlay have an outer layer of lace over the entire dress. The underlying fabric keeps the dress from being too transparent. The intricate design of the lace can be a nice balance with the simple silhouette of the sheath dress.

Mermaid wedding dresses fit snuggly at the top with a skirt that flares outward from thighs. Lace lends itself well for creating beautiful effects for both an overlay over the form-fitting top or as part of the flared, flowing skirt.

Most lace wedding gowns have a layer of lace over a more substantial fabric. This helps with durability as well as preventing the gown from being revealing. Some designers embrace the transparent nature of lace to create cutouts that show the skin through the lace.

Risqué wedding dresses might have designs where part of the gown is only lace. An example of this are the wedding dresses that have a bodice that resembles a bustier. A few modern bustier wedding dresses use lace as the primary fabric for the bodice.

With the DIY trend, some brides use lace appliqués to create their own cutouts. This commonly is done on the sleeves if the sleeves are plain. Brides should take care when adding appliqués to other portions of the dress. A misplaced cutout can render the gown too revealing. She may need to rush to find a seamstress who can fix her blunder or be uncomfortable during the big day.

The disadvantages of lace is it’s delicate nature. The lace can get snagged and tear. It’s an important consideration when choosing a dress that has a full layer of lace. The bride may want to restrict her bridal jewelry to earrings and necklaces and forego the bracelets that might catch on the fabric.

For more helpful information about choosing the perfect wedding dress, please visit the Best for Bride blog.

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5 reasons why we love Wild West Weddings

More and more couples are getting married in the Wild West style this year; and it is one real exciting theme for a wedding.

Here are 5 reasons why we, at Best for Bride say Yeehaa! to the wild west theme.

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1.It is a formal theme with a casual vibe

The Wild West theme allows you to have a wedding that is both exciting and fun, but classic at the same time. You can choose to keep it as formal as you like, or opt for an entirely casual wedding reception. Is there another formal theme, where the décor elements can be straw and wildflowers and still be appropriate? Here, the rules are flexible, and this will keep it exciting for your guests, as they aren’t certain of what they can expect.

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2.The décor at Wild West Weddings are totally unique

Wild West weddings allow you to play with faux or real antler displays, throw in leather details, sip beer from copper mugs and have attendants and groomsmen frolic around in cowboy hats and boots. This is a chance to bring together a range of textures like burlap, straw and wood, and give them a classic finish. It transports us in time to a whole other place, and this is part of the charm. Despite the various details, the theme can be executed at indoor and outdoor venues, alike. The rustic elements that are highlighted at these weddings are always interesting, simple to do and easy to pull off.

3.They are as versatile as can be

One interesting factor about this theme is that no two weddings can possibly be alike. Whether you choose to get married at a ranch, in a garden or at a hotel, you can use this theme. Dinner can be elaborate or laidback, as you can opt for either a buffet or a plated dinner. Coming to wedding dresses, Wild West brides can choose full-length lace gowns or short frilly frocks with a colorful underskirt and not worry about which suits the theme—because they both do. Brides and grooms can sport cowboy boots and hats, and easily match their attire to the theme.

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4.The photographs are one-of-a-kind

How else could it be? After all, how often do we see real cowboys and their brides in real life? When you have a wild west wedding, the rustic elements in the décor and classic style of dressing create the perfect blend for spectacular photographs. With a beautiful setting, and a couple in love, it is almost impossible to not have a great photo album.

5.Wild west weddings are most romantic

If you always envisioned your wedding to be one that is like a dream, it has to be a wild west wedding. Imagine getting married in a scenic location, dancing to jolly old country tunes and riding off into the sunset (or, in this case, to your honeymoon) with your real-life hero….could it be more romantic?

So, what do you think? Is a Wild West wedding for you?

To choose a dress that is perfect for this theme, or for more wedding advice, visit us at Best for Bride.