Guest Post By: Best for Bride – What to Consider Before Shopping Online For a Wedding Gown

What to Consider Before Shopping Online For a Wedding Gown

For brides to be, shopping for the ideal bridal gowns could be a real issue, as those about to wed not only want the best but a highly affordable one. After all, weddings happen once in a lifetime, at least for most people.

However, with loads of varieties and choices of wedding dresses to pick from, it is easy to get confused and carried away; especially when you are buying online. This is why getting informed and acquainted with how to make the right selection is mandatory for all women yet to marry. A bridal gown that is perfect for JLo might not be the perfect gown for you.

Here are some important factors to consider before shopping for wedding dresses online.

Know What Goes With Your Body

Our body types differ. Waist, bust and hips. Before picking a wedding gown, you have to know how proportionate they are to each other. With these, you are pretty certain to avoid bridal gowns that don’t flatter your figure, no matter are fantastic they might look on a model.

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Have a Good Grasp of The Fabric

Bridal gowns differ in fabrics, so you have got to be sure of what you are ordering. Some are stretchy thus allowing you to order according to your bust size. Some are stiff, making a swishing sound as you walk. Still, others are prone to showing off all your curves. You have to understand what you are working with. A good tip is to ask for a sample of the fabric in order to have a feel of the material up close and personal.

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Review the Sites Shipping, Cancellation and Return Policy

It is good to be familiar with the terms of service of the site. Some site will ship the bridal gown immediately after you make the order; some will be days after. While for custom made wedding gowns, it may be like a month after. As for cancellation and returning of the order, some sites are lenient and would only charge for re-stocking as you return the order if you are no longer interested. This is absolutely understandable.

However, others will not accept cancellation or return especially if it’s a custom designed wedding dress. So, it is very important that you get a good grasp of the sites shipping, cancellation and return policy.

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Check Out For Customer Service and Support

It is always a good thing to check out if a site has a support system. If a site doesn’t have one, then it’s a red flag to keep away as every reputable site should have one. For a site with a support system, do not hesitate one bit to seek for advice, ask questions or express concerns. A responsive and quality customer care would be able to quell all your inquiries.

There are other factors that should be considered before ever making purchase of a wedding gown online, but the above listed are the most important. Buying online could be quite a dicey affair, especially when it comes to wedding gowns so take your time and hopefully all will be well with your purchase.

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Here at Best for Bride, you can rest assured that we will meet up with all you will ever need when it comes to purchasing the best wedding gown to give you that memorable experience for your wedding.

 

The History of Cake Cutting

Great wedding day history

Cake cutting has been a long tradition, tracing back to the medieval days.

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History of Wedding Cake

Wedding cake was originally a luxury item, and a sign of celebration and social status. The bigger the cake, the higher the social standing. Wedding cakes in England and early America were traditionally fruit cakes, often topped with marzipan and icing with tiers, Cutting the cake was an important part of the reception. Today, many flavors and configurations are available in addition to the traditional all-white tiered cake

 

Meaning:

Wedding cakes have been present at wedding ceremonies for centuries. They were not always the focus of the event and often came in different forms, like pies or bread. There has always been a lot of symbolism associated with the wedding cake. The earliest known sweet wedding cake is known as a Banbury cake, which became popular in 1655. During the Roman era unsweetened barley bread was used as the wedding food and the groom would break the piece of bread in half over the brides head symbolizing “breaking of the bride’s virginal state and the subsequent dominance of the groom over her.”One of the most obvious symbolic traditions is the cake’s white color to symbolize virginity and purity. The white color has been attached to wedding ceremonies since the Victorian era when Queen Victoria chose to wear a white wedding dress at her wedding to Prince Albert in 1840. Queen Victoria accentuated an existing symbol, the color white is frequently associated with virginity and purity. The wedding cake was originally known as the brides cake therefore the color white became common because the cake needed to reflect the bride.

The cutting of the cake is a task full of symbolism. The cake was originally intended to be distributed among the guests by only the bride because consuming the cake would ensure fertility.As weddings grew and the number of guests increased this task became a joint venture, the groom needed to help cut the growing cake and distribute it among their guests. Layers of cakes began to pile up and the icing would need to support the weight of the cake making is very difficult for one person to cut. The groom would assist the bride in this process. Once this tradition began the bride and groom would share a piece of cake before distributing it to the guests to symbolize their union and their promise to forever provide for each other.

Modern:

Wedding cake toppers are models or art pieces that sit atop the cake. The

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most common type of cake topper features a representation of a bride and groom in wedding attire. This custom was dominant in US weddings in the 1950s, where it represented togetherness. Wedding toppers today are often figures that indicate shared hobbies or other passions, if they are used at all.  Some are humorous, or may represent the couple’s hobby or occupation. Some couples use a piece of art which will be displayed in their home later, such as a statuette or Christmas ornament. Some couples skip the topper altogether or decorate the top tier with flowers.

In the United Kingdom, the traditional wedding cake is made from a rich fruitcake whose ingredients last without degrading. This allowed the top tier to be stored after the wedding, to be eaten at the christening of the first child. Many modern cakes now consist of flavors such as vanilla sponge, chocolate sponge or carrot cake.

Most cakes are between three and five tiers in height. Royal wedding cakes are among the more elaborate cakes seen in the United Kingdom.

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Are you hiring the right professionals?

 


Doing your research to hire the right professionals is key. From photographer, caterer and especially the wedding DJ. Music is a very important part of the couples day. So having the right companies in the right places is paramount.

Bend Event Sound has done a great, great job at avoiding the “cheesy dj” stereotypes. We avoid being like this at all costs. We get involved as much as you would like us to. Practicing brevity and professionalism all the time.

There are several tools to help you with this process.
The Knot
​Weddingwire

Another great way to see how potential vendors rate is through google & yelp reviews, This gives you the power to see how others have rated them online.

We hope you have found this helpful and look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Bend Event Sound Team.