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4 Wedding Registry Alternatives

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Do It Yourself, Newlywed Tips, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

4 Wedding Registry Alternatives

Setting up a wedding registry is a fairly universal aspect of wedding planning. Wedding registries can be set up in almost any store for any number of items. Usually wedding registries allow couples to get whatever it is they need for their future home and life together. Traditional Wedding Registries The couples’ perspectives of setting up a registry usually range between two opinions: “Yay! Other people can pay for the boring stuff and we can get exactly what we want!” and “I wish we could just ask for cash!” Most wedding guests react one of two ways to a...

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Jasmine’s Destination Wedding Gown Story

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Jasmine’s Destination Wedding Gown Story

by Jasmine Davis I loved my dress from the moment I put it on. I purchased it from Always Elegant Bridal in Yuba City, California. The girls there were so awesome and helpful in every way. When I started alterations, I had to have it altered 3 times because I kept shrinking! The seamstress told me to “stop and eat and Oreo every once in a while.” I laughed and said “who tells a bride to eat before they get married? That’s ludicrous!” Our wedding was perfect. It was in Riviera Maya Mexico, at Dreams Riviera Resort and Spa, on the beach, as you can tell....

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Ditch Tradition: Ombré Wedding Dress Trend

Posted by on Sep 20, 2016 in Do It Yourself, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Ditch Tradition: Ombré Wedding Dress Trend

Many brides choose to ditch the traditional wedding gown by making adjustments to sleeves, necklines, hemlines, and patterns– but most often, the dresses remain white. We already talked about this summer’s wedding dress season trend that strayed from the traditional wedding-dress-white color–blush wedding dresses. But something totally new is on the scene: dip-dyed, ombré wedding dresses! Taylor Ann Linko of Taylor Ann Art not only completely reworked her dress’ pattern and size, but she airbrushed the bottom of her wedding dress too!  According to her blog post on...

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Trends of Summer 2016: The Blushing Bride

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in General, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Trends of Summer 2016: The Blushing Bride

Every wedding season presents a new trend. A unique floral arrangement, a certain grouping of color combinations, a must-have photography location, a trendy hairdo… Different wedding trends arise every year, ebbing and flowing throughout the various wedding seasons as brides choose to be stand out or stick to the status quo. The trend of 2016, you ask? Blush wedding gowns! For the bride who wants a unique, eye-catching dress, yet can’t stand to stray from the long-held tradition of a white wedding gown comes a new alternative: a blush wedding gown. A blush pink wedding gown...

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North Meets South: Sarah’s Wedding Story

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

North Meets South: Sarah’s Wedding Story

Sarah’s wedding gown– and her wedding– are straight out of a fairy tale! The Wedding Venue: The Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, North Carolina In an interview with The Knot, Sarah said of her venue, “We love being outside and wanted to be surrounded by as much natural beauty as possible. This lovely estate was built in the 1900s and is enclosed by grand woods, which set the scene perfectly.”   The Dress: Sarah told us, “My first job out of college was as a bridal consultant at Vera Wang, so it was important for me to find a one-of-a-kind...

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THE perfect wedding: Kathryn’s story

Posted by on Apr 28, 2016 in Do It Yourself, General, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

THE perfect wedding: Kathryn’s story

by Kathryn Ceglarski DeSalvo Kathryn’s wedding was planned to a T! How did she pull off THE perfect wedding? The dress: Heidi Elnora The store: A Little Something White in Darien, CT The photographer: Lucy Cuneo See more photos from Kathryn’s wedding here. The planner: Laurie Arons The “something blue” and “something new:” A personalized monogram, of the church Kathryn and her husband were married in, done by her seamstress on the day of the wedding. The seamstress: The Wedding...

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Renting vs. Buying Your Wedding Gown

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Renting vs. Buying Your Wedding Gown

If you’ve ever even thought about getting married, you probably know that wedding gowns are expensive. Wedding dresses are always in demand, and sellers know that– so they charge outrageous prices. Luckily buying your dream dress–while emptying your bank account– isn’t your only option. If you want to keep expenses at a minimum, perhaps renting a wedding gown keeps your budget– and your husband-to-be*– a little happier. Check out this list of wedding dress rental pros and cons and you be the judge of what’s best for you: Pros of Renting a Wedding...

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Consignment Wedding Dresses: Why and How to Sell

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Do It Yourself, General, Newlywed Tips, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Planning | 1 comment

Consignment Wedding Dresses: Why and How to Sell

It’s obvious that Heritage Garment Preservation supports sentimentality and encourages preserving your wedding gown. Your gown can be a treasured keepsake for years to come if it is preserved properly. But for those of you who see no point in holding on to your dress for 87 years, don’t just let the dress oxidize and wither away in the back of your closet! There’s one option that pays for another bride to have the dress of her dreams: consignment. Have you ever thought about consigning your wedding dress? We’ll tell you why you should sell a consignment wedding dress and how to...

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5 Reasons to Wear a Short Wedding Dress

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Famous Wedding Dresses, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

5 Reasons to Wear a Short Wedding Dress

The poofy, floor length white wedding gown with a train for miles is what little girls imagine getting married in from the time they start playing pretend. Thanks, Disney (okay.. while you’re thinking about it, take this Buzzfeed quiz. You know you want to!). Luckily the traditional wedding gown we all have an image of in our heads isn’t the only option. Have you ever considered wearing a short wedding dress? Consider these 5 reasons to think about choosing a short wedding dress and maybe you’ll be rocking a midi gown on the aisle come your big day! 1. Comfort and practicality...

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Tips from the Brangelina Wedding: Bringing Your Family Together

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Famous Wedding Dresses, General, Newlywed Tips, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Tips from the Brangelina Wedding: Bringing Your Family Together

Almost one year ago, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, commonly referred to in the tabloids as “Brangelina,” held a marriage ceremony in the South of France– planned by their six kids. Walking their mother down the aisle, gathering flowers from the garden, writing their parents’ wedding vows, and even baking a cake were just a few of the responsibilities the children took on to bring the family together and make the Pitt-Jolie wedding day special. A Unique Twist on a Designer Gown: Angelina Jolie’s Wedding Dress The most unique and gossip-worthy aspect of the...

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