Planning a wedding doesn't have to be stressful. We are here to help you every step of the way! On the first Wednesday of each month we will have a Wednesday's Wedding Tip that we will share to use while planning your wedding. As we said, we've seen some amazing things and some not so amazing things. Our twelfth tip of this wedding planning series - Practice putting on your dress!
Trust me on this one. If you have a corseted dress or a complicated bustle, you'll be happy you did this.
This tip comes from personal experience and it's something I tell my brides all the time. So, it was 2 days before the big day and my sister was over helping me with some last minute details when she asked to take a look at my dress again. My dress has a corseted back and since she would be the one lacing me up, she wanted to see how easy it would be to do. Well, an hour and a half later, she final figured it all out. Turns out it's not as easy as the ladies in the bridal shoppe make it look to lace up a gown. Why is this so important? Well, as I had only planned a total of 20 minutes to get in my dress, shoes and jewelry before we began formal portraits, this would have put us an hour behind schedule! I am forever indebted to my sister for suggesting this.
Of course not every dress is as complicated as a corset. For those of you who have a dress with a million buttons running down the back of the dress, bring a crochet needle. While the look of a button back is absolutely gorgeous, looping each button individually can wreak havoc on the fingers! And for those beautiful European Bustles, try numbering each of the loop pairings. That way you can find the pairs quicker and not get confused. Remember, practice makes perfect!
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