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Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Two Gorgeous Gowns for A Bride on a Budget – Part 2

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Hello BABs! Today’s CAI?/GOI! is the Part 2 to yesterday’s Part 1. Check it out if you missed it – there’s a fantastic reader story!  And if you’re looking for more goddess-inspired gowns, you might like the ones in the Rue de Seine Sadi post.

Today’s Part 2 is a hunt for reader Kary’s home reception gown:

For our home reception, I’d love a gown like the Vilora gown by Alena Gortskaya, Papilio Fashion House. Unfortunately, this gown is no longer produced. I love the flutter sleeves, soft ruffles, and subtle embellishment. I don’t care as much about the top angled layer of the skirt, but do love the movement and ease of the skirt. I would not want either dress to be stiffer, heavier fabric.

Kary’s instructions are clear: soft, fluttery, and subtle embellishment. Are you ready for the second half of my one-two punch? Here it comes!

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Vilora

Vilora Gown, Alena Goretskaya for Papilio Fashion House, $$$$

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Bonny 6511

Bonny Wedding Dresses, Style 6511, $438 at Best Bridal Prices

AP Macy's

Adrianna Papell Cap-Sleeve Embellished Sunburst Gown, $180 at Macy’s

Pallas Athena

Pallas Athena PA9196, $670 at Best Bridal Prices

MS Payton

Maggie Sottero Payton 4MC034, $1,098 at Best Bridal Prices

AP Cap Sleeve Macy's

Adrianna Papell Cap Sleeve Tiered Gown, $239 at Macy’s

Jenny Yoo Cecilia

Jenny Yoo Cecilia, $275 at Nordstrom

J.Crew Heidi

Heidi Gown, $595 at J.Crew

Aidan Mattox

Aidan Mattox Dolman Sleeve Beaded Godet Gown, $357 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Haute Hippy

Haute Hippie Ruffled Hi-Low Maxi Dress, $238 at Saks Fifth Avenue

Tiered Chiffon Halter

Embellished Tiered Chiffon Halter Gown, $238 at Nordstrom

(Also available in white.)

Rachel Zoe Ruffled Maxi

Rachel Zoe Ruffle Maxi Gown, $595 at Shopbop

1920s' Flutter Sleeve

1920’s Flutter Sleeve Dress, $175 at Etsy seller AxisVintageClothing

ML Chiffon V-Neck

Monique Lhuiller Sleeveless V-Neck Chiffon Gown, $275 at Nordstrom

(Also in Champagne.)

Jenny Yoo Vivienne

Jenny Yoo Vivienne, $280 at Nordstrom

Want more coverage or breezy embellishment for any of the above? Check out the wispy capelets below:

Sheer Capelet Etsy

Sheer Wedding Capelet, $48 by Etsy seller bustle

Trickling Capelet

Trickling Capelet, $140 at BHLDN

Mikaella Cape M211

Mikaella Bridal Cape Style M211, $$$ at Mikaella Bridal

Lisa’s Bonus Pro Tip: While I’m a believer in breaking wedding “rules” that don’t work for you, choosing a gown that suits your venue not only keeps you comfortable, but it can also protect your purse. Gowns categorized as “destination gowns” are often more BAB-friendly and lightweight for beach or outdoor weddings. Know your fabrics, too: chiffon, poly blends, and silk will be lighter weight than taffeta, satin, crepe or dupioni. 

Kary, I hope I was able to help in your epic search for two ethereal gowns – let me know in the comments what you think!

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Two Gorgeous Gowns for A Bride on a Budget – Part 1

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We’ve got a special two-parter for you this week, BABs! Check back tomorrow for Part 2!

BAB reader Kary has a dilemma. She’s fallen in love with *two* gowns (and a wonderful man), with a budget of about $2,000. She says:

I am planning a small beach wedding for June, 2016, in Sand Key, Fla., and a large, outdoor reception at home, after our return. It is a 2nd wedding for my fiancé, Paul, and me. I have fallen in love with a dress for each venue, and neither is attainable. The gown I would love for the beach wedding is a couture gown and way out of my budget. It is the Amelie gown by Samuelle Couture. I love that it’s soft and romantic, without being overly sweet. I’m 45 and past my princess days! Lol. I love that it’s different, has a free spirited feel, and will constantly move in the ocean breeze while I’m barefoot in the sand with my long curly hair down, marrying the most loving, kind man I have ever met! It also will provide this older bride a little more coverage than all the strapless gowns that we’ve seen a million times already. My close 2nd choices are the Sophia and Althea gowns, also by Samuelle Couture. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

Awww! I love hearing couples’ love stories! Kary, you could be wearing a burlap sack and that would still be a beautiful wedding. Ok, so we want free-spirited, floaty, and romantic-but-not-too-princessy. Got it!

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Amelie 1

Samuelle Couture Amelie, $$$$

Amelie 2

Samuelle Couture Amelie (back), $$$$

(Pssst! This gown was also featured in another CAI/GOI post.)

Sophia

Samuelle Couture Sophia, $$$$

Althea

Samuelle Couture Althea, $$$$

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Sabine

Sabine by Jenny Yoo, $320 at BHLDN

(I have been *dying* to share this gown! So much Hollywood glamour, but with an air of “I woke up like this”. )

Pleated Chiffon CLV

Pleated Chiffon Wedding Dress by Camille La Vie, $500 at EDressMe

Moonlight Tango T598

Moonlight Tango T598, $526 at Best Bridal Prices

Modest Mignon

Modest White Evening Dress by Mignon, $598 at EDressMe

Alvina Valenta 9808

Alvina Valenta 9808, $595 at Tradesy

MS Taren

Maggie Sottero Taren 4MC022, $1,139 at Best Bridal Prices

Annabelle BHLDN

Annabelle Dress by Jenny Yoo, $260 at BHLDN

(This gown comes with an optional sash, which can be worn over the shoulders as shown, and spaghetti straps.)

Willow Maxi

Willow Maxi by Grace Loves Lace, $1,200 at Free People

1930s Vintage Fabgabs

1930’s Vintage Wedding Gown, $600 by Etsy seller FabGabs

(Ok so I lied. *This* vintage gown makes everything else pale in comparison!)

AP Floral Applique

Floral Applique Chiffon Dress by Adrianna Papell, $200 at EDressMe

Cassandra BHLDN

Cassandra Gown by Nicole Miller, $1,100 at BHLDN

Camille La Vie

Lace and Chiffon V-Neck Gown by Lana Bisset from Camille La Vie, $550 at EDressMe

 

MS Alicia

Maggie Sottero Alicia 4MS993, $1,198 at Best Bridal Prices

Moonlight Tango T623

Moonlight Tango T623, $548 at Best Bridal Prices

Raquel

Raquel by Adrianna Papell, $280 at BHLDN

Lisa’s Bonus Pro Tip: If you’re a BAB on a mission to find a separate reception gown, take your total gown budget and divide by two — that will give you an approximate amount to spend on each gown. Then decide if one venue or gown means more to you, and allocate a little more toward that gown, a little less toward the other. With so many gorgeous gowns in the $100-$1,000 range, it can be done even on the strictest budget! 

Kary, I hope you can imagine at least one of these alternatives floating in the ocean breeze! (There’s room in your suitcase for lil’ ole me, right?) Tune in tomorrow for Part 2: The Home Reception Gown!

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

For Boys Who Like Boys: A Few Tips for a Groom/Groom Wedding

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Photo: Clane Gessel via Bella Signature

We at BAB were sooooooooooo excited about the Supreme Court legalizing same-sex marriage (#LOVEWINS), we decided to do an article especially for the boys (who like boys).

It’s possible you’ve been secretly worried about how a wedding looks without a bride. Well, you can thank The High and Heavenly World of Pinterest, because there are so many options you’ll get the spins. The thing is, you can celebrate your gay wedding the same as a straight wedding — any way you fucking want. Once you’ve figured out the type of wedding you’ll plan (A traditional wedding in a gay-friendly church, a rustic wedding in a barn, a drag queen wedding under a disco ball — the world is your oyster), then you can figure out the outfit situation. I’ve listed a few options I found that could easily be affordable and fit a range of occasions from formal to more casual.

*Quick Note: Just because we mention the guys here doesn’t mean we’re limiting these options to groom/groom weddings. These are also awesome options for ANYBODY —women included — that want to rock a suit or tux.

ContrastingGraySuits

Photo: Moodeus via A Vote & A Vow

Contrasting Suits: What a great way to keep things formal without doing flashy tuxes. It also allows the grooms to choose their own accessories and leaves things a little open-ended for the wedding party. Plus, every guy looks sexy in gray.

SolidandPatternSuits

Photo: Kate McElwee Photography

Dare to Pattern: Soooooooooo slick! Doing a solid/pattern combo in a single tone keeps these guys looking really put together and takes formal to an unexpected place. And seriously, if you know BAB, you know we love an element of surprise. One last thing about this idea: Another reason it works is because they kept the accessories mild and matching in color and texture. You could probably get away with adding a little more pizzazz, but be careful.

MatchingGrooms

Photo: A Brit & A Blonde

Matchy-matchy: You guys, when all else fails, just pick a palette and Sadie Hawkins that shit up. This can actually be a good option for a couple reasons. One, if you’re looking to do a quick ceremony, this is the ticket. Since you’ll be looking for the same thing for both, you’ll save time hunting around the mall. Second, sometimes buying items in pairs can save you a few bucks (be on the lookout for Buy One/Get One sales)! You can see they ditched the jacket and went with a bright tie, kinda like this one.

Grooms with Mixed Accessories

Credit: DeAwna McGinley Photography via Chicago Style Weddings

Accessory Play: How dashing are those grooms? I would only dare to mix accessories like this if everything else was neutral, and these two do just that but in a really bold way. Otherwise, you might end up having a carnival wedding, which, though memorable, might not be quite your end goal. But I like the mix here. You could even do some fun socks.

AscotGrooms

Photo: via Passion for Flowers

Do you love a good ascot as much as I do? Well you should. You can’t really see the whole look from here, but I do like how they did matching suit tones in different patterns, paired with an unexpected neck accessory. Also, I’m in love with those boutonnières.

Where to Find These Looks

Traditional
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Simple Gray Suit
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Patterned Suit
CombatantGentSuit How are you coordinating your wedding day looks? Tell us in the comments below!

Real Bride Katie: Veil Envy

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Isn’t funny how you can think you have something figured out, and then suddenly you see a picture and everything changes?

It’s the reason why I strongly believe that you should do your best to stop looking at wedding dress pictures once you’ve chosen one — that’s how some people end up as two dress brides!

But sometimes you just happen upon images when you aren’t looking for them. I thought I had settled on this veil months ago:

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Via Twigs & Honey

 

But then, I was minding my own business on Pinterest, and this photo came up as a suggested pin:

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 29:  Catherine Middleton arrives to attend the Royal Wedding of Prince William to Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011 in London, England. The marriage of the second in line to the British throne is to be led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will be attended by 1900 guests, including foreign Royal family members and heads of state. Thousands of well-wishers from around the world have also flocked to London to witness the spectacle and pageantry of the Royal Wedding.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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She’s absolutely gorgeous, and I totally get why thousands of people rushed to copy her dress. It was her veil that I couldn’t take my eyes off, though! Fortunately, I hadn’t yet spent any money on the small veil, and was just messing around with a $5 roll of tulle to find a way to DIY it.

I was getting discouraged, because it just. wasn’t. working. Which is probably why I got hit with veil envy so bad anyway! I immediately went to my most trusted advisors for help, and went on a pinning spree.

Vintage, Juliet cap style?

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Via Etsy seller SmithaMenonbridal

Mantilla?

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My Pinterest board is a mess, and probably will be until my next (and possibly final! Squee!) dress fitting, at which my seamstress said she will have me try a few options.

Currently, I’m absolutely in love with this image, but I’m a little scared to get attached to something that’s such a drastic change from my original concept.

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DRAMA. And so close to what my actual dress looks like! But ooooof, dealing with that long of a veil, even for a short time. #Yikes.

What do you think?

Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

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Hello BABs! You’ve been keeping us on our toes with lots of requests and comments – and we love it, so keep ’em coming! And if you’re a BAB that we were able to help Get Over It, we’d love to hear your story and know what you picked! (Pics are fun, too!)

This week’s request is from Mattie, who says she’s obsessed with the Romona Keveza ballgown below – and I can’t say I blame her! With its classic ballgown silhouette, off-shoulder neckline, soft diagonal gathering, and pale blush hue, it’s got swag-ger! (Oh hey, I’m punny!) But at over $8,000 it’s not quite a match for Mattie’s budget of under $2,000, so the search is on!

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Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Romona Keveza RK525 Ballgown, $8,000+

http://www.romonakeveza.com/bridal-spring-2014/

Get Over It

David's Bridal Vera Wang || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Ombre Tulle Ball Gown With Pick Up Skirt, White by Vera Wang, $550 at David’s Bridal

AvailCo Peach Tulle Gown || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Peach Tulle Ball Gown, $1,190 by Etsy seller AvailCo

Reem Acra Florence ||Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Reem Acra Florence, $70 Rental at Rent the Runway

Best Bridal Prices Mori Lee || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Mori Lee Blu Wedding Dresses, Style 4973, $800 at Best Bridal Prices

DreamDressesByPMN || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Ombre Off Shoulder Ball Gown, $1,400+ by Etsy seller DreamDressesByPMN

(It’s not blush, but WOWZA, that pale turquoise!)

David's Bridal Taffeta Blush Vera || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Taffeta Ball Gown With Contrasting Tulle Overlay, White by Vera Wang, $700 at David’s Bridal

Bonny Style 520 || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Bonny Wedding Dresses, Style 520, $988 at Best Bridal Prices

Alfred Angelo Ballgown || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Alfred Angelo, Style 2495 , $1,200 at Best Bridal Prices

Etsy alluredress || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Custom Off Shoulder A-Line Dress, $165 by Etsy seller alluredress

(Available in multiple colors.)

David's Bridal Tulle Gown || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Tulle Ball Gown With Side Swags, $500 at David’s Bridal

EDressMe Jasmine || Can't Afford It? Get Over It! A Romona Keveza Ballgown for Under $2000

Anne Off Shoulder Jeweled Evening Dresses by Nika, $498 at EDressMe

Lisa’s Bonus Pro Tip: Determine which 2-3 factors are the most important to you in your gown search, and prioritize using those. For our BAB readers, price is likely to be in the top 3. Decide if the silhouette, color, fabric, neckline, or other details make the other top 2, and use them to narrow your search. For this inspiration gown, I looked for ball gowns with off the shoulder detailing and some diagonal draping under $1,500, but you could swap out the ruching for organza fabric or the blush color and come up with a different list.

What do you think, Mattie? Will any of these help to curb your obsession? Let us know how your search goes!

Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.

*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.

Score Some Pretty with BHLDN’s Big Summer Sale

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Oh man, it’s like Christmas in (almost) July, you guys. Our love, BHLDN, has graced us Broke-Asses with their Big Summer Sale, knocking down prices on some of your very favorite gowns (uh, helloooo Persiphone) and accessories. While BHLDN always has a pretty stellar sale section, this event includes over 80 styles across the site. UH, yes plz.

Gorgeous gowns are down to as low as $380, bridesmaid and other dresses are going for $60 and up and accessories like the adorable XO Studs are available for $60. So, in other words, get your booty over to BHLDN and score some seriously gorgeous pieces from one of our favorite partners at ridiculously good prices.

Amelie Gown

Amelie Gown, was $1640, now $1200 — Savings = $440 Ines Gown

Ines Gown, was $700, now $500 — Savings = $200 Lucca Maxi

Lucca Maxi, was $480, now $380 — Savings = $100

Kendall Dress

Kendall Dress, was $300, now $240 — Savings = $60 Persiphone Gown

Persiphone Gown, was $1350, now $1100 — Savings = $250

BHLDN‘s gowns are amazingly high-quality and come from industry heavyweights like Watters, Todashi Soji and Catherine Deane. Intricate beading, light tulle and delicate lace are staples among BHLDN‘s dress collections. No matter your body type, there is a BHLDN gown almost guaranteed to make you feel gorgeous.

But it’s not just the gown game that is strong with this one. BHLDN has pretty accessories on the lockdown, too. Stunning headpieces, swoonworthy shoes and sweet baubles round out your wedding day look while luxurious robes from Eberjay and PlumPrettySugar are perfect for those getting ready photo ops.
Lacework Pumps

Lacework Pumps, were $280, now $180 — Savings = $100 Veuve Earrings

Veuve Earrings, were $100, now $60 — Savings = $40 Vivacity Heels

Vivacity Heels, were $225, now $140 — Savings = $85 XO Studs

XO Studs, were $100, now $60 — Savings = $40

Markdowns like this don’t happen very often, so get on over to BHLDN and take advantage of their Big Summer Sale!

Five for Friday: Sparkly Shoes Under $150

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It’s high time we had a #sparklez roundup around these parts, don’t ya think? Gorgeously adorned shoes threaten to be a spotlight stealer on your wedding day … or any day. Rhinestones, glitter, whatever. Make dem tootsies shine, yo! I wholly believe in investing a little money to get a decent pair of shoes, considering you’ll be standing, walking and dancing in them for hours on end. Here are five of my favorite sparkly shoes under $150.

Blue by Betsey Johnson Ruby Silver Rhinestone Heels || Five for Friday: Sparkly Shoes Under $150

Blue by Betsey Johnson Ruby Silver Rhinestone Heels, $109 at Lulu’s

BHLDN Champagne Sparkle Heel || Five for Friday: Sparkly Shoes Under $150

Champagne Sparkle Heel, $139 at BHLDN

Blue by Betsey Johnson Stela Evening Sandals || Five for Friday: Sparkly Shoes Under $150

Blue by Betsey Johnson Stella Evening Sandal, $129 at Macy’s

Go-Glitter Heel || Five for Friday: Sparkly Shoes Under $150

Go-Glitter Attitude Heel, $69.99 at ModCloth

Caparros Maddy Evening Sandals || Five for Friday: Sparkly Shoes Under $150

Caparros Maddy Evening Sandal, $89 at Macy’s

Can we just agree that Betsey Johnson is killing it with her Blue line? I think we can. *drool*

Which is your favorite, BABs?

Real Bride Shannon: When You’re Good to Mama

It’s so easy to get caught up in our own Quest for the Dress, that sometimes we overlook the other people who want to look smashing for our big day. My bridesmaids were mostly helpful and each chose different dresses that made them feel their best, but finding a fantastic frock for my mother was quite an undertaking.

Recently, I shared the story of why my father won’t be there. Having your father walk you down the aisle is a tradition many brides are bucking, but there’s a certain symbolism I may or may not have just made up that I really appreciate. For me, it’s not a matter of someone “giving me away” as property, it’s a passing of the torch that says, “You are now each other’s first line of defense.” Growing up, my parents were the ones who loved me, pushed me, supported me, and even bailed me out when I needed it. Marriage is accepting your partner will usually be the first one you call on for guidance, help or support (and that goes both ways!). For me, the “giving away” thing is more about my family’s gesture to my husband that they trust him, accept him and respect him and his ability to care for and about me. I thought long and hard about it, and I knew I didn’t want to make that walk alone and, tradition be damned, my mother wasn’t a substitute for my father; she IS and has been the one I always turned to for the advice and caring I need. In a way, she is relinquishing a title and gladly giving it to Woody and I will be honored for her to stand beside me.

Real Bride Shannon: When You're Good to Mama

Now, I am my mama’s child, so it was no surprise that she felt a little (ok, LOT) of extra pressure to find HER perfect dress since she was going to be front and center for a while, too. She had a lot of questions about my expectations and I didn’t have any answers for her. My mother’s and my taste run along similar lines, so I was pretty at ease about anything she would want to wear.

That’s … rare, apparently. I had no idea I was “supposed” to be bossing my mother around on this until the stylist in one boutique told me I was really nice compared to some brides. The fact is, pretty much anything you may want to consider, my mother already had, so I learned a few things from her.

Mind your color palette.

If your whole wedding is done up in pastels or off-neutrals, you might want to steer your mama away from crimson, even if it’s totally her color. When it comes time to take those family portraits, it’ll keep her from standing out in a not-so-pleasant way.

Consider her role.

What is your mother doing in the ceremony? Is she just walking in and sitting down? Will she stand with you at the altar? We brides can pour a lot of energy into creating an overall aesthetic, so you may want to pull your mom into that. I really loved the way my mom looked in a structured taffeta number, but she, in her blessed conscientiousness, pointed out that the stiff, shiny fabric wouldn’t blend very well with the lace and chiffon I’ve already got going on.  Wow, Mom. Thanks! If your mother doesn’t have the same line of thinking, try gently prodding her towards a more complementary style by letting her know you want her to be an integral part of your day, so you’d like the bridesmaids’ dresses (that you’ve likely already picked out) to complement her dress. Making someone feel included rather than criticized will smooth the process. This goes for dress color, too.

I just got my bridesmaids' dresses in, and wow, was mom right about taffeta!

I just got my bridesmaids’ dresses in, and wow, was mom right about taffeta!

Watch your calendar.

Not all mother of the event dresses come off the rack. With over three months to go before the wedding date, we thought we had plenty of time. Our consultant Melissa at Whatchamacallit in Fort Worth not only did a bang-up job helping both of us through the shopping experience, she spent some time on the phone with the manufacturer gathering specifics and we decided an extra $50 for rush shipping was worth the peace of mind. If your mom is looking for something a bit more formal, it’s wise to start at least four to five months ahead of time.

Be real.

Your mother is not going to steal your thunder. Neither are any of your bridesmaids, for that matter. Everyone is going to be looking at you and your partner. My mother is gorgeous and I am THE. WORST. about self-deprecation and worrying that I’m somehow not going to be pretty enough to meet people’s expectations, but I know that I’m the one people will be watching. If anyone in your bridal party or on your guest list silently drops the gauntlet of competition, just step over it obliviously. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

If your mom has been supportive in your relationship and subsequent wedding planning adventures, look at this as your opportunity to return some support. Make time for margaritas or wine, too. Everything is more fun with a nice cocktail to look forward to!

How was your experience shopping with your mother? Tell us in the comments!

Toast to Your Big Day with iCustomLabel.com

Sponsored Post Disclaimer Toast to Your Wedding with iCustomLabel.com The great thing about DIYing your own wedding bar is that you can make a trip to Trader Joe’s and stock up on some good ol’ Two Buck Chuck without any of your guests being any the wiser … except for the label giving away your thrifty little secret.

Good thing iCustomLabel.com has got you — er, your bottles covered. Champagne, beer, wine, water bottles … if you can drink it, they can label it. Keeping that bubbly on ice until the toasts? No prob, Bob. They’ve got a waterproof label for that. Celebrating with Cubans and cupcakes? It’s cool, cigar bands and toppers are on the menu, too. Giving food as favors to your tired, slightly tipsy guests? Yep, they’ve got labels to tackle that job as well.

Affordable, durable and gorgeous, iCustomLabel.com can help you dress up those bottles to use as gifts for your brigade or just leave your mark on all of your drinkable wedding goods.You can order just one, or you can order 500 (and the more you order, the cheaper they get).

Add a special touch with a cute photo of you and your partner or print all the labels with your special wedding motif and your guests will be oohing and aahing over the design all while sipping their Andre.