How to get the best of out a wedding dress fitting

Your wedding dress fitting is one of the most important days in the run up to your wedding. You want to make sure you look the best on your big day, and that means you’ll want your wedding dress to fit you perfectly, and make you look and feel amazing! Even if you are buying preloved, such as from bride2bride, getting the right fit on your wedding dress is so important. Here’s our top tips to get the best out of your wedding dress fitting, even if you’re buying preloved! Know your measurements If you’re buying a preloved wedding dress, it’s so important to get properly measured before you start browsing! Once you know your key measurements, it’ll be easier to filter down and find the dresses that are the best fit for you. It can be a little tricky, as the seller might have had their dress altered to fit their specific shape. It’s always a good idea to buy a little up in size, and getting your dress taken in for a custom fit. Check for defects Look for wear and tear at the h…
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Classic wedding dress styles

When you’re planning your wedding, the main aspect most brides will focus on will be choosing their wedding dress! It’s the first thought on most bride’s minds once they get that ring on their finger, and with all the different styles and trends out there, it can be quite overwhelming to try and pin down a certain style. You may be considering the latest trends and seasonal styles that you see when you flip though bridal magazines. But is fashion forward the way to go on your wedding day? While current trends and styles are great for our everyday wardrobe, you don’t want to look back on your wedding photos and cringe at the outdated style of your wedding dress that came and went in the blink of an eye. A classic wedding dress that will never go out of style is perfect for your big day. Here’s some of the best wedding dress styles that will always be in fashion. Ball Gown Style Wedding Dress If you want to feel like a princess on your wedding day, a classic ball gow…
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Would you ever dare to ‘Trash the Dress’?

One way to get totally unique and stunning wedding photographs is to follow the style of bridal photography that’s known as ‘trash the dress’, ‘fearless bridal’ or ‘rock the frock’. It’s pretty extreme but amazingly effective! The photographs are taken in locations that are the total opposite to a formal wedding setting and let’s just say that the dress doesn’t look quite the same afterwards…. Check out our Pinterest board for some breath-taking examples. One of the most popular locations is the beach or pool – cue romantic photos of couples kissing underwater or fun shots of them holding hands and jumping into the waves. Dresses covered in mud or sand are other common themes, but some of the most stylish shots are taken in an urban setting, particularly in abandoned buildings. Also hot right now is the happy couple throwing neon powder bombs at each other, with fantastic photos resulting. Trash the Dress is often said to have been started in 2001 by iconic Las Vegas wedd…
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Are you planning a sustainable wedding?

We know that sustainability isn’t top of everyone’s agenda, but if you’re even a little bit concerned about your carbon footprint there are a few steps you can take to make your wedding one that helps rather than harms the environment – without in any way spoiling the party! When you’re choosing a venue, a florist or a baker for your wedding cake, make sure you chat to everyone to find out whether they use local suppliers of food and flowers in season. It can be a brilliant way to get to know local businesses who are passionate about sustainability. If you’re really lucky, you might find a florist who grows their own supplies or a catering company who donate leftovers – it’s easy to do through https://olioex.com/ When you’re choosing wedding invitations, make sure that you check the paper is recycled. Or consider sending save-the-dates and even your invites online; there are some brilliant options available now, with elegant designs as well as quirky and fun styles. C…
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Selling your dress? How to give yourself the best chance of a quick sale

So, you’ve decided to pass your dress on to another bride to help make her day as magical as yours was. Fantastic! All you need to do now is create an advertisement for your dress that will make it leap off the page. We can help! Here at Bride2Bride, we’ve seen thousands of listings that brides have created to sell their dresses and we know what works (and what doesn’t work so well). We’ve put together some tips for you which we hope will be really useful in helping you sell your dress quickly and easily. Firstly, and most importantly, choose fabulous photos. Everyone loves to see what the dress looked like on the day, so that they can picture themselves wearing it. Rather than using a photo of the dress on a hanger or an advertising picture of the dress in a sample size, try and include some of your professional wedding photos to show your dress off at its best. We get that you might not want to upload a picture of your face. Rather than a scribbled-out face that spoi…
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