Okay, I know that you probably all think that it’s possible that I’ve fallen off the face of the earth and I assure you, somedays that’s how it feels! I have just been devoting SO much time to getting my new underground meeting space/”studio” done that it really feels that that’s all that I’ve done since 2010 started…and it is! So, my apologies…but I’m happy to make to introduce…wedding wednesdays! In both an attempt to blog more and share the wealth of wedding knowledge in my head, I will be blogging tips and links to fantastic places online to help and inspire you on your wedding way.
I was talking to one of my 2010 brides on the phone last week and she mentioned that she was 6 months away from her wedding and still without a dress. Having been around the wedding block more times than most (in the company of brides as I have yet to be a bride myself (did you all know that?!)), I can confirm that 6 months is not a whole lot of time to get a dress! If you have seen “say yes to the dress” on TLC, you will know that the dress that you try on at the bridal store is merely a sample and once you order your dress, it can take months for it to arrive. Add to that time for alterations and this can take you well beyond the six month mark. And what if you have your heart set on a designer gown that simply is not within your budget? Thankfully in the age of the internet, there are a bunch of websites for brides still on the search for the perfect dress!
Smart Bride Boutique is a Canadian website that offers brides both a place to buy new+used gowns and sell their wedding dresses. It also features listings for shoes, jewelry, bridesmaid’s dresses and even decorations! There are also contests and tons of links and inspiration so check it out!
One of my very favorite wedding blogs out there is Once Wed. My 2009 bride Nikaela was the one that turned me on to this site as it inspired her so much in her wedding preparations. I, like Nikaela, fell in love with the featured real weddings and simple beauty in all of the imagery on the site…and they have listings for wedding dresses too! Yay!