Fresh Ideas for Your Wedding Dress

BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS

Every detail of the bride’s overall look is important on her wedding day. Here are some fresh ideas for small details you can add to your wedding gown that will make it a standout.

Wedding Gown Detail Ideas

  • To make a simple wedding gown more dramatic, take a very long and wide white satin or tulle scarf that compliments the dress, and have it cascade around the front of your neck and down the back of the gown
  • For a winter wedding, consider adding a fake white fur cuffs to the dress sleeves
  • Add a large rosette or draping of fabric on one side or at the back of the gown

 

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Rosettes and a draping of fabric on side of dress 

 

  • For a early spring or late fall wedding, when the evening will be cooler, have a coordinating lace or brocade jacket designed to wear over the wedding gown
  • As opposed to copying a dress from a magazine completely, considering taking the sleeves from one, the bodice from another, and the skirt from another to see what it creates
  • Have the wedding dress be made of several detachable layers so there is a different dress for the ceremony, a different one for the reception, then a different one for dancing
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Soft floral wedding gown

 

  • For a spring wedding, a dress made of a subtle floral print could work, especially if the colors are muted
  • Consider all shades of white for a wedding dress, maybe even mix two different shades for the skirt and bodice — pure white, cream, ivory, bisque, vanilla and so forth.
  • Add a collar of ostrich feathers to the neckline for some drama
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Simple brown sash for a fall wedding

 

  • For a fall wedding, simply add an orange or brown sash to the dress to fit the scenery
  • Have a layer of blue tulle (something blue!) underneath your gown, lightly peaking out below.

Bridal style is all about original touches. Any of these ideas will help give the bride a unique wedding look.

WANT MORE UNIQUE WEDDING IDEAS? Then please see my ebook, 663 Must-Have Wedding Ideas, available at my Etsy shop.

I’ll be back next Monday with more ideas….until thenGail.

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COPYRIGHT 2013 © GAIL OLIVER, OLIVERINK

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10 HOT WEDDING TRENDS FOR 2013: #2 BIRDS

WRITTEN BY GUEST BLOGGER GAIL OLIVER, AUTHOR OF 663 MUST-HAVE WEDDING IDEAS  

Birds are huge in home décor and fashion right now and that trend will carry over into weddings in 2013. Maybe it is the popularity of Angry Birds or the song of the mocking jay in the Hunger Games that has brought birds back into the limelight, but they make for a beautiful, natural wedding theme.
Bird Theme Wedding Décor ideas:
  • Bird’s Nests as Centerpieces
  • Bird Houses as Card Boxes on the Gift Table
  • Wire Birds on String Lights in Reception Tents
  • Paper Bird Garlands to Hang in between pews
  • Bird Seed Wedding Favors
  • Feather Skirts and Embellishments on Gowns

Final word, birds will be everywhere in 2013. Here is some inspiration:

BIRD INVITATIONS (FEATURED ON WEDDING PAPER DIVAS)

BIRD NEST CENTERPIECE FOR GUEST TABLES

BIRD STRING LIGHTS PERFECT FOR THE RECEPTION TENT

CERAMIC BIRD SALT & PEPPER SHAKERS FOR WEDDING FAVORS

BIRD WEDDING CAKE STANDS

BIRD GARLAND FOR DECORATING THE AISLE OR GIFT TABLE

BIRD WEDDING CUPCAKE TOPPERS

BIRD’S ON A WIRE, PERFECT FOR HOLDING ESCORT CARDS

BIRD RSVP CARDS

BIRD WEDDING INVITATION

BIRD SEED WEDDING FAVORS

BIRD NEST GARDEN STAKES FOR THE AISLE AT AN OUTDOOR WEDDING

ORNATE BIRDHOUSES FOR CARD BOXES (IF THE ROOF CAN OPEN)

BIRD FASCINATOR HEADBANDS FOR THE BRIDESMAIDS

FEATHER WEDDING DRESSES

     

I hope you enjoyed today’s post. Please see more of my ideas in my ebooks, available at my Etsy shop…until next time, Gail. 

3D-Memoirs’ Pinterest board @ 2013 Wedding Trend #2: Birds!

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COME BACK NEXT WEDNESDAY TO SEE HOT WEDDING TREND #3! 

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Etsy Thursday–Wedding Dress Styles!

This week’s Etsy Thursday finds will encompass a variety of wedding dress styles. If you are a little unsure as to what this means, just take a peek below! I’ve found Etsy wedding dress styles for a variety of brides. See if you have a favorite style or dress below! We’d love to hear from you, so please make sure to leave your comments and thoughts at the end of the post! Without further ado….

Tea Length Tulle Dress: perfect for the bride that wants a less formal, flirty dress. Endless options when it comes to accessories to make this dress really pop (feather accents, rhinestones/jewels/pearls/bling, flowers, sash, or combination of any of these, etc). The beautiful thing about this dress is that you can dress it up to mirror your style on your special day!

 

Tissue Chiffon Whimsical Dress: For the whimsical bride this silk chiffon dress is a perfect mix of vintage and elegance with a overriding whimsical characteristic. This dress can be styled to fit your personality with the perfect shoes, earrings, and headpiece!

 

Romantic Grecian Wedding Dress: Want to feel like a Goddess on your wedding day? Take a peek at this Etsy find!

Vintage/Literature Inspired Bridal Dress: Oh Vintage, how I love thee! I love the back details of this dress and the lace is gorgeous!

Victorian Dress: In love with corsets and ballroom styled skirts? Then this Victorian beauty is for you!

Eco Friendly Wedding Dress: What a great way to show off your assets and be GREEN at the same time with this eco-friendly dress!

Trumpet Mermaid Style Dress: Are you a gal that loves frills and thrills, then this elegant and lovely trumpet mermaid style may just suite you best!

Sweetheart Dress: This sweet and simple dress is a combination of vintage and eco-friendly style in a short dress with a sweetheart neckline.

 

Did you enjoy this week’s Etsy Thursday wedding dress finds? Let us know your favorite(s)! If we were to do a part two of this post, what dress styles would you like to see?

If this is your 1st Etsy Thursday post, we invite you to take a look at our previous posts that you have missed!

 

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ETSY Thursday Finds….

This Etsy Thursday I’ve decided to feature my top 3 wedding dress finds for less than $1000!! Are you ready?

Organza Flutted Wedding/Reception Dress: I think these 2 dresses are just adorable! (starts at $640 and varies depending upon the length and fabric)

Strapless Organza Dress: Absolutely beautiful! ($550)

Wedding Dress Inspired by Sunday Rose: Lovely Dress! ($898+)

Hope you enjoyed my finds! I would love to hear back from you, what would you like to see in upcoming Etsy Thursdays??

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Etsy Thursday….short wedding dress options!!

For those brides interested in a short wedding dress or a reception dress, either of these dresses would be a great option! I think you can easily dress these up with a brooch, rhinestone/crystal/pearl belt/sash, or flower(s). Which dress do you like the best??

Anna - Eco Friendly Wedding Dress - Made to Order

($495)

Zoe - Eco Friendly Wedding Dress - Made to Order

($550)

Here is the long-length version:

Chloe - Eco Friendly Wedding Dress - Made to Order ($800)

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One of my favorite designers (Maggie Sottero), I love her styles!!

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Another Wedding Dress Retailer….

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Designer Bridal Dresses at Costco?

At the moment this bridal collection is only available at select California locations. Dresses range from $600-1400.

Costco is now offering designer Bridal Dresses (by Kirstie Kelley)

 

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