Unique Weddings - On a Budget
If you are looking to plan
a unique wedding then you have come to the right place.
Planning a unique wedding can be fun and affordable.
Here you will find unique wedding planning advice to
make your special day perfect. Find unique wedding
ideas, wedding etiquette, wedding customs and
traditions, bridal gown shopping and more.
Plan a Unique Wedding Without Breaking the Bank
(ARA) Ė With a twinkle in her eye and sparkle on her
finger, itís no wonder the bride-to-be has a contagious
glow. For the bevy of brides who got engaged during the
holiday season, itís time to begin the exciting, yet
sometimes hectic task of planning their special day.
To better understand the preferences and attitudes of
todayís brides and offer the most relevant wedding
planning advice, the second annual ďWhatís on Brideís
Minds?Ē survey was conducted by Leflein Associates, Inc.
for Davidís Bridal, the nationís leading bridal
authority. Following are some up-to-the-minute planning
tips to help each woman achieve her own wedding unique
style, without breaking the bank:
Keep an Eye on the Bottom Line
First and foremost, establish a budget. Determine which
aspects of the wedding are most important, and scale
back on items that are not a top priority. Almost
two-thirds of survey respondents said that the wedding
dresses they found were too expensive. To keep finances
in check without sacrificing quality or style, shop at a
store that offers a wide selection of designer looks and
matches your budget.
The Internet is a wonderful planning tool and a great
time-saver, so itís no surprise that 53 percent of
brides-to-be ranked wedding Web sites as a top resource
for useful wedding planning advice, tips and ideas.
Todayís brides shop for a variety of wedding products
online; invitations were cited as the most popular item,
followed by favors, bridal accessories and jewelry and
bridal gowns. Among the top Web sites catering to
brides, is davidsbridal.com, which offers more than
4,000 unique wedding related items and services. Check
out the new db Online Collections featuring stylish
bridal and bridesmaid dresses to suit any size, budget
and timeline. Or, use the unique Dress Your Wedding tool
to create your own virtual wedding party online.
Consult the Experts
When searching for that dream dress, take advantage of
bridal consultantsí advice, as they provide great
insight into the gownsí quality, fit and construction.
In fact, more than four out of five brides agreed that
their consultant positively affected their shopping
experience. In addition to these gown gurus, itís a good
idea to bring along a trusted friend or family member to
provide honest feedback.
Time is On Your Side
Sixty-three percent of recently engaged women give
themselves less than six months before their wedding to
purchase their gown, while 38 percent wait until the
final three months. If you are planning on getting
married under a tight timetable, visit a bridal shop
where you can try on the dress in your own size and take
it home that day. Davidís Bridal stocks a wide array of
affordable bridal gowns ($299 - $1200), including
designer collections from Oleg Cassini, Monique Luo and
Galina, in sizes 0 to 26W, as well as select styles in
petite sizes, so you can tell exactly how your dream
dress looks and feels on you.
Searching for the perfect bridesmaid dress? The top
issue brides found with dressing their bridal party was
agreeing on one style to fit all different body types.
Coordination remains in vogue, with almost
three-quarters of respondents wanting their bridal party
to wear the same color or color scheme, and thirty-four
percent planning to have their bridesmaids wear the same
dress in the same color. Itís a good idea to select a
national retailer that carries a large assortment of
bridesmaid styles, in a wide range of sizes and colors,
for ease of shopping and to ensure everyone looks and
feels their best.
Customization is Key
If youíre looking for ways to personalize your look
without paying a hefty custom price tag, youíre not
alone. Over 60 percent of brides said they would like to
customize their gown to reflect their personality, but
40 percent felt it would be difficult to do so without
costing a fortune. To solve this all-too-common dilemma,
look for cost-effective solutions for personalizing your
wedding dress. Try adding optional sleeves, a colorful
sash that matches your wedding color scheme or a
sparkling brooch. Donít forget to ask your consultant
about coordinating accessories, such as tiaras, veils,
handbags, shoes and jewelry; you can never go wrong by
selecting pieces that complement your dress and personal
Showcase Your Style
To create a seamless look, visit a one-stop-shop and
choose a personalized color scheme that makes it easy to
coordinate every aspect of the big day. From
save-the-date cards and invitations to ceremony and
reception items, right down to the icing on the cake,
Davidís Bridal offers an amazing assortment of options,
available both in-store and online, to create a
perfectly coordinated event.
While finding the love of her life is up to the bride,
following these simple steps will help ease the
wedding-planning process and make it more enjoyable. So
when the big day finally arrives, her only
responsibility will be to enjoy herself as she dances
the night away.
To find the David's Bridal store near you, call (877)
693-BRIDE or visit
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