The other side of the veil: one bridal shop employee shares her perspective
For four summers during my college years, I worked at a bridal and formal dress salon — it was one of my favorite jobs.
Seamstress secrets! Wedding dress alteration & bridal fitting advice
Unless you are one of those lucky ladies who never, ever has trouble finding items that fit you perfectly straight off the rack, there’s a good chance your bridal attire will require alterations. If you are having something custom-made, you will probably need to have at least two fittings. Here’s how…
Cool stuff does not cease to exist just because it doesn’t make it into my wedding
You can’t have five dresses. You can’t use five different photographers. You can’t get married in five different locations. (Okay, some of you may be able to. I can’t. Budget, budget, budget.)
A Fat Bride Survival Guide
We featured Natalie and Nick’s plus-size bride gorgeous wedding a while back, and Natalie has now shared with us this blog that she has titled, A Fat Bride Survival Guide.
The ethics of a cheap off-shore wedding dress
I think that stealing a wedding dress design and having it made in China (in a place that is probably a sweatshop) is really unethical. It upsets me, as it both screws the original designer (who is probably a creative type who you would want to hang out with) and the workers … all for a dress you will wear once.
Then again, I am not poor, and I can afford to pay the designer direct for some of the dresses I like and I will check that they are not made unethically.
Am I just being a judgmental bitch cos I have the money to “do the right thing” here? Am I assuming that people have not thought about these issue, but actually they have and are fine with it?
One Offbeat Bride’s nightmare at Macy’s Bridal
I get so many great emails from readers and someone of them are just meant to be shared with the world. Today, I wanted to share this email from Siouxzi, who had a nightmare dress shopping experience Hey Ariel, I wanted to say thanks I bought your book when we first got engaged. I really […]