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Say Yes to Mom’s Dress

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Your mom has always been there for you through thick and thin. She’s fixed countless scrapes and bruises with Band-Aids and kisses and has wiped your tears when your heart is broken. Now that it’s time for you to begin your life away from your mom, there is no better gift that you can give her this Mother’s Day than to spend the day with her selecting the dress that she will wear to your special day.

Your mom feels the same nervous excitement about your big day that you do, and is probably pretty anxious about the dress that she will be wearing. Below are some ways that you can help ease this nervous tension and help her to better enjoy the process.

Take your Mom Shopping

There are so many options to choose from and your mom may need help making the perfect selection for her dress. It is also likely that it has been awhile since she has had a need for a formal dress. Simply being there when your mom chooses her dress can be a special moment to bond and relax.

Offer Advice

It is your wedding, so if you have a special look in mind for your mom, don’t be afraid to voice your opinion. More than likely, your mom will love the feedback that you offer and will be happy to go in the direction that you think is best. However, don’t give her so many restrictions that it makes the time you spend together stressful.

Start Early

Begin planning your trip a few months before your wedding. This will give your mom time to feel comfortable about the process. Many moms also take this time to lose a little weight before they are fitted for their dress. Just as brides want to look their best, so does your mom. She knows that this is a special day and will want to look her best. Planning ahead can make the dress buying process more fun and easier.

Make an Appointment

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Just as you would make an appointment to select your wedding gown, you should make an appointment for your mom as well. This can make her feel special and will help her have expert advice as to which dress looks the best for her. By making the event special, the pair of you will be able to share a special moment together before your big day.

Tips for Mom

When you’re selecting a Mother of the Bride’s dress, there are just as many options as there are gowns for brides. These options can become confusing and if you aren’t sure how the dress should fit you may easily become overwhelmed. Here are a couple of tips to remember when you are selecting your dress for your daughter’s wedding.

  • Short dresses should stop just above or at the knee
  • Longer dresses that fall around the mid-calf will make you appear older
  • Sleeveless dresses are ok; even for mom
  • If your dress comes with a jacket, it should be fitted properly so that it compliments your figure.

Final Thoughts

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Your mom is the most special woman in your life and one of the most important people that will be by your side on your special day. By offering your assistance when she is selecting her dress, you will be creating special memories that you can share with her from now on. For best results, make a day of the shopping adventure and find other things that you can enjoy together as well.

Best for Bride

Best for Bride is a full service bridal shop that offers fantastic options for the mother of the bride. You will be able to shop in quiet while you find the perfect dress for the bride’s big day and professionals will be on hand to help offer their opinion.

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Most Popular Bridesmaid Trends

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Choosing your bridesmaids is important when planning your wedding and there are always trends that have been set in place by other women who are getting married this time of year. Whether you have a handful of women who will be sharing the stage with you or a dozen, you want your special day to be filled with the people that you love and who have brought joy to your life.

Asking for their Devotion

One of the biggest trends that are currently being found in the wedding industry is the exact way that women are requesting their friends to be their bridesmaid or maid of honor. Coming up with fun ways to ‘pop the question’ can add some excitement and laughs to your wedding planning. Don’t be afraid to be creative when you are planning your wedding; you might just find that some of the stress is eliminated when you add a little fun to the process as well.

Choosing the Dress

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Another trend that is on the rise comes in the way of the bridesmaid dresses themselves. For starters, many designers are now designing dresses that have a shorter hemline. While traditionally, bridesmaid dresses were designed as long flowing dresses, designers are now starting to go with shorter, flirty versions. This can be a benefit because your girls are more likely to wear them again in the future.

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Color is also something that has changed about bridesmaid dresses. Instead of the soft colors of the past, you can now find brightly colored versions that are a little more exciting than the traditional colors that we are accustomed to. When you are choosing your wedding colors, you can now be brave enough to choose your favorite color, regardless of how bright or non-traditional it might be.

Planning the Party

When it comes to your bridesmaids planning you bachelorette party, a new trend is combining the bachelor and bachelorette party into one huge event. Rather than splitting out the two parties, many couples are now choosing to plan them together.

One fun thing that many bridal parties have started doing when it comes to the parties is to start out on a separate venture and finding their way to a joint location by the end of the night. This can be a fun way to celebrate the pending union together while still having some alone time with your best friends.

Conclusion

Your bridesmaids are some of the most important members of the wedding party. They are likely to be the people you feel the closest to and will be there to help you through all the milestones of getting ready for your big day.

There are many roles that your bridesmaids play and it pays to have a fun time when experiencing new things with them. Whether you are choosing your wedding gown or spending time together at your bridal party, you are sure to have a blast as you prepare and celebrate your big day. By trying out some of the trends that are currently popular, you will be able to enjoy the time you spend with them even more.

Best for Bride

Best for Bride offers a wide range of bridesmaid gowns and gifts that can help make the special members of your wedding party feel loved and appreciated. From choosing the dresses to finding the perfect pair of shoes, you will be able to find everything that you need at one of the four Best for Bride locations.

 

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The Best Tips that a Bride can ask For

1 Planning a wedding can be a stressful event. However, if you have a good plan, it doesn’t have to be! From the flowers to the cake to the guests; everything requires a decision and that decision should have been made two days ago. If you are having a serious case of the wedding disaster jitters, take a deep breath and check out the tips that have been included below. They are sure to save you some time and perhaps your sanity.

Get your guest list in order

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It’s your day, but your guests are important too. The first thing that you need to determine is how many guests you will be inviting. Knowing this information can make many other decisions so much easier, such as what venue you will choose, what food you will serve, even the style of cake that you will be choosing. Pin this number down quickly so that everything else will begin to fall into place as well. Even though you may not be planning to send your invitations out for some time, you will still want to gather up a list of those who you will be sending a ‘save the date’ to. Whether you are having a close, intimate gathering or a large free for all, you will want to plan for the number of people that you expect to make an appearance. You can usually expect about 70% of those who are invited to show up for the big day.

Think about the weather

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The next question that you should ask is what the weather will be like when you are planning your wedding. If it will be in the summer and you are considering an outdoor wedding, this may help you choose the dresses for your bridesmaids. Try choosing light and flowing dresses so that your girls won’t become overheated and start to show sweat stains on the dresses. This will make for some uncomfortable photos after you say your “I do’s”. Likewise, if your wedding is in the winter you will want to plan accordingly. The last thing that you would want is to be standing outside shivering while you are marrying the man of your dreams.

Set a Budget

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More than likely, you don’t have an unlimited amount of money to spend on your wedding, even though that would make things so much easier. Weddings are expensive and it is easy to get carried away quickly. It is best to set a budget early on in the process so that you are not overwhelmed by spending more than you had planned. Below is a general breakdown of how you should expect to allocate your money:

  • 49% for reception
  • 9% for flowers
  • 9% for entertainment
  • 12% for photographer
  • 3% – for invitations
  • 3% – for gifts for the wedding party
  • 8% – for the wedding planner
  • Remainder for surprise items

Keep in mind that this is not an exact science and you will need an additional budget when it comes to the wardrobe for you and your wedding party. However, this will give you a general idea as to what you can expect.

Plan for an Emergency

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You never know when something will fail on your dress or a button will pop off of your groom’s jacket at the last minute. Being prepared for these potential disasters will save you some stress, tears and pictures on your big day. Make sure that you have an emergency kit available so that you can take care of a few of those last minute problems that pop up with your wardrobe. You’ve spent hours and hours and a ton of money planning your wedding; when the big day finally does arrive, you deserve to have exactly the day that you paid for. Having a disaster will not be in the card for you if you plan for an emergency.

Conclusion

Your wedding is a special day and you can make it even more special by making a plan from the very beginning. This plan will help you to relax and enjoy the planning process as you draw closer to the most special day in your life.

Best for Bride

Best for Bride is an all-inclusive wedding planning store that specializes in beautiful wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses and everything that you will need to make your special day even better. You will easily be able to mark every item off of your list when you choose Best for Bride as your one stop shop in the wedding industry.

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Our Evenings Dresses are Perfect for Holiday Parties

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‘Tis the season to be jolly… and to look your very best at holiday parties! If you’re searching for a pretty evening gown or cocktail dress to wear to an upcoming special event, be sure to choose ultimate dress for your unique coloring and body type. When you choose one of our stunning and affordable evening dresses, you’ll really shine during the holiday season.

At Best for Bride, we’re not just about bridal dresses. To serve you better, we offer a dazzling, rainbow-riot of stunning and sophisticated evening gowns that are versatile enough to be worn for years.

To accessorize our exclusive designer gowns, be sure to add sparkly drop earrings, a glittering bracelet, high heels, and glamorous, shimmering makeup. It’s all about having fun and feeling special! For added convenience, you may buy our gowns at our boutiques in Toronto, Mississauga and Barrie, or order them right online, from our fully-stocked online bridal store.

Now, let’s have a look at some of our most appealing evening gowns for winter 2012…

Whether you need a dress to impress at a corporate holiday function, or a gown to wear while you ring in the New Year, you’ll love what Best for Bride has to offer…

Celebrate the Season in one of our Gorgeous Evening Dresses

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A little black dress is always a sexy and alluring choice for holiday parties. Reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn’s signature style, this type of classic design is totally timeless. To add value to your next “LBD” purchase, we’ve sought out styles that feature irresistible details and the finest tailoring. For example, the flattering, sleeveless design shown above features a lace bodice and lacy skirt overlay that make it stand out from all of the rest.

Add some delicate sandals  and a feminine clutch-style evening bag to work the look. This type of dress is an affordable investment piece, as it may be worn to a variety of events in the future. Dress the look up or down to personalize your outfit to your own tastes.

Sizzle in Scarlet…

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All eyes will be upon you when you choose a bright, scarlet gown that makes your skin glow and matches the color scheme of the season. If you love short, strapless gowns that give you the look of a Cosmo cover model, be sure to indulge in a hot design, such as the embellished red number shown above. Wear your hair down, in loose waves, to give yourself a touch of Hollywood glamour that really gets noticed.

Subtle Jewel Tones are Perfect for the Season…

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Scarlet and black aren’t your only options when you shop for a holiday dress at Best for Bride. To showcase your complexion, consider a subtle teal design that is purely feminine and totally appealing. The sweeping, satiny gown shown above will make you feel like royalty, and it’s surprisingly affordable. This elegant, halter-style design will show off your pretty arms and shoulders, while also creating an enviable, hourglass silhouette.

Accessorize with smooth, silky hair, berry-toned lips, and flushed cheeks. High heels and a bracelet will be all that you need to rock this look. For the right holiday party footwear, peruse our line of wedding shoes and party shoes today.

Make Best for Bride Your Holiday Party Dress Destination

Now that you know how much Best for Bride has to offer, why choose any other company? At Best for Bride, we offer the best selection of fashionable evening dresses, cocktail dresses, cheap bridesmaids gowns, mother of the bride dresses, plus size wedding dresses, wedding cakes, wedding invitations and more!

In fact, when you choose us, you’ll gain access to the ultimate selection of gorgeous dresses, as well as a range of wedding services that take the pressure of wedding planning off of your shoulders.

Happy holidays from our team of caring, experienced wedding specialists and evening dress specialists.