Trend Alert: Cardigans

Choosing a wedding or bridesmaid dress for a Fall wedding can be a little tricky.  Especially in the South you never know how cold the weather will be and it can be difficult finding a bridal gown or a bridesmaid dress with sleeves.  A Fall trend I love is to wear a cardigan instead of wearing a shawl or a jacket to keep you warm.  Cardigans come in many different styles and are lightweight and comfortable.  Plus, unlike a matching jacket or shawl, they can be worn again!

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If you like a particular bridesmaid dress but want each girl to look a little different try putting your girls in colorful cardigans.

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Another twist on the same dress is to pair with the same color cardigan but different styles for each girl.

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Or have girls pick their own dresses in the same color and pair with a colorful cardigan.

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My favorite idea is to take a plain dress and pair it with a patterned cardigan like below.

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Brides are also joining in on this cardigan trend! Love the pop of color!

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What do you think of this cardigan trend?  Should brides join this trend or do you think it’s better for bridesmaids?

We want to know your thoughts!

Wedding Advice: Pregnant Bridesmaids

Lots of things may pop up in the planning of the wedding and one of those things may be a pregnant bridesmaid!  As much as you may want everyone to put their lives on hold during your wedding, you have to realize that won’t happen.  No need to worry.  There are so many bridesmaid dresses out there nowadays that accommodating a pregnant bridesmaid is easier than ever.

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First off make sure she is still comfortable being in the wedding.  You should have an idea of her due date and can determine how far along she will be. If she is still on board for the wedding, there are just a few things to consider to make your bridesmaid comfortable in your wedding.  Never tell a bridesmaid she can no longer be in the wedding since she is pregnant….that’s just not right.

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When looking for dresses you don’t have to dress your pregnant bridesmaid in an unflattering dress.  Just because she is pregnant doesn’t mean she can’t wear a similar dress and style to the other bridesmaids.  Be open to mixing and matching the bridesmaids dresses.  Consider choosing the same fabric and color but a few different styles.

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Also look at choosing dresses with a fabric that stretches around the belly.  You may even want to consider a dress with straps for extra support.

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Alterations will be her best friend.  Prepare for alterations the week of the wedding so the dress not only fits her correctly but she feels comfortable as well.

You don’t have to throw out those heels just because of one girl.  Find a lower heel for your pregnant bridesmaid and keep the other girls in the higher heel if you want.  Another great idea is to provide flip flops or flats for all of the girls to wear during the reception.  That way they can all kick back and dance the night away in comfort.

Hope this has helped with what to do with your pregnancy pop up!

Happy Planning!


Bridesmaids Trends 2013: Gray is New Black

According to fashion experts and, gray is the new black in bridesmaids dresses for 2013!  Every bride hopes to choose a dress that their bridesmaids can wear again and the best dresses to wear again are neutral colored dresses. The LBD or little black dress was the perfect option and allowed bridesmaids to actually wear their dress again.  Now the new neutral dress isn’t black, it is gray.  Worn with different accessories a gray dress is a great staple in any girls wardrobe.

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Gray is the perfect neutral for any color palette.  Pair gray a gray bridesmaid dress with colorful accessories or flowers to  totally change the look of the wedding.

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Or choose ivory flowers to keep a more classic and neutral color palette.  Either way you can ‘t go wrong.

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Since gray is a neutral color like black, I like the idea of letting each bridesmaid choose the silhouette they feel most comfortable in.  Plus it makes the wedding more modern and gives dimension in pictures.

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Do you agree that gray dresses are the new black dresses for bridesmaids?  Would you choose gray for your girls?

Let us know your thoughts!

Happy Planning!