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How To Pick That Perfect Dress For Your Flower Girl

As official members of your bridal posse, your flower girl should get the same level of priority that you would give to your bridesmaids. This is why it is important that that when you choose a dress for them, keep their likes and personality in mind.
To help you, Perfect Bridal provides you with insight on choosing the best flower girl dress.


Tips on Choosing the Best Dress for Your Flower Girl


Style


Is your wedding a formal occasion, or can your flower girls afford to look snazzy? Determining the style of your wedding can help you pinpoint the attire you’re looking for. You must remember that before you, your flower girl will be the one walking down the aisle with all eyes on her; choose a dress that not only makes them feel like a part of the wedding, but also their best.


Color


When choosing the color, maintain the theme that complements your wedding color. Although flower girls do get their own dresses and fashion, you can still choose to buy a dress that is a miniature version of the bridesmaids’ gown. You may need to incorporate something else in the color scheme though, like a ribbon or bow that will make their dress stand out.


Comfort


More than fashionable, your flower girl’s dress needs to be comfortable. Little girls love dressing up for such occasions, but you can’t expect them to bear an uncomfortable dress all day. Also, along with choosing a comfortable dress, find a comfortable pair of shoes so that they don’t whine about their aching feet.


Fabric Quality


You can’t expect your flower girl to sit still primly as you get ready. Since your flower girl will move and play around, you may need to find a fabric that is durable i.e. not easily wrinkled or ripped. Stay away from delicate fabrics such as silk or velvet and stick to the more trusted retailers (us!) if you want a high quality dress.


Length


Neither kids nor adults will like their dress acting like a trip hazard.
Although you can have your choice of lengths, it’s always better to go with tea-length, especially if your flower girl is less than 10 years old.
While older flower girls will be able to hold their floor-length dresses in a way that they don’t trip, your smaller flower girls might be too impatient to do so.


Budget


Budget shouldn’t be that big of an issue when shopping for a flower dress. We offer stunning flower dresses at affordable prices, so you can easily find the dress you need without a problem. You can also buy a junior bridesmaids dress if your flower girl doesn’t like a dress according to her dress.
So what are you waiting for? If you need a flower girl dress, shop today at Perfect Bridal and find the perfect dress from our collection of wedding and designer bridesmaids dresses online.

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Bridal Disasters – How To Take That Stain Off Your Wedding Dress

You looked like an ethereal goddess on your wedding day. That is until your cousin’s rambunctious little child “accidentally” spilled their fruit punch all over the side of your Allure Romance wedding dress.


Wedding dresses are supposed to remain spotless, which is why we don’t blame you if you can’t help but flinch at the horrible thought of such a potential disaster.
To help you prepare in case such a tragedy does occur, Perfect Bridal provides you with some useful tips on how you can take the stain off your wedding dress without ruining its look – although if you’re searching for an answer to outdoor stains, we have the solution for that too!


How to Remove Stains From Your Bridal Dress


Red Wine


Wines are a staple at weddings; you may be more susceptible to red wine spills than any other liquid.
If such an incident occurs, take immediate action. Use a wet towel and dab at stain as much as possible. Next, take a white cloth and soak it in warm water.
Dab the corners of the spill gently, taking it all the way to the middle of the stain. Doing so will allow the stain to lighten. Cover any remaining spots and marks with chalk or baby powder if you can.


Food Grease


Food grease stains are more about smell than stains. If a food item does spill on your dress, use baby powder and dust it over the mark so that the oil is absorbed. Let the powder sit on the stain for at least 15 minutes and gently brush it away; don’t wipe.
Next, use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol, dab the outer edges of the stain towards the middle until it fades. For more secure cleaning, sprinkle a bit of baby powder on top.


Ink


With ink, it’s important that you NEVER run the stain under water. It can ruin the underside of your dress. Instead, dab the ink stain with a cotton swab that’s been dipped in rubbing alcohol and then blot the area with a clean white cloth.
Keep the underside of the dress in mind when doing so and use an additional absorbent white cloth underneath to absorb the ink.


Makeup


The reason why water doesn’t remove makeup is because it is an oil-based stain.
To get rid of it, find a cleaning agent that will work on the oil compounds such as detergent, baby soap or even mineral spirits.
Firstly though, blot the stain with a moist cotton swab, making sure to keep a paper towel underneath so that the stain doesn’t transfer. Use the detergent to dab at the stain, using your fingertips to gently rub the part if the mark is stubborn. NEVER be vigorous with your cleaning.


Blood


Ladies, we pray this doesn’t happen, but sometimes, Aunt Flow just can’t be trusted.
If your gorgeous Bari Jay bridal gown gets stained with blood, use one of two options. If the stain is still fresh, run it under cool salted water. The salt will break the stain and remove the blood from the cloth. Rinse with clear water.
If the stain has dried, use meat tenderizer. Yes, we know, it’s weird, but meat tenderizer can break down the proteins that form blood clots. Using it to break the blood patch from the fabric will give you quicker results.
And finally, remember that although a stain may make you feel like your night is ruined, it’s still just a stain. Make some effort to clean it away and then get back to enjoying your time. And if the stain still persists even after the day is done; hey, that’s what dry cleaners are for!

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Perfect Wedding Gown – Which Color Should You Choose?

We may have Queen Victoria to thank for the white wedding dress, but it is truly thanks to the brides of today that we are able to have colors in our wedding gown.
Colors in wedding gowns range from white to champagne pink, the latter being the more daring color from the lot. But how do we know which color is the right one for us?


Choose the Best Wedding Gown Color


White


The brightest and clearest whites may seem like a classic choice for all brides, but white seldom suits everyone. Since the starkness of the white brings out the richness of their skin color, white wedding gowns usually suit those who have dark skin or fair skin with a hint of pink.
So if you’re pale skinned, stay away from stark white because it may wash you out. This allure romance bridal gown is a perfect example of a white dress.


Ivory


This is the most popular shade of white color in wedding gowns. The shade of ivory combines pink hue with that of a yellowish essence of white, bringing out a color that appears warm on tanned skin, and vibrant on fair skin.
As such, ivory suits almost all skin colors and can give a wonderfully creamy tone. So for those beauties who want to bring out their inner brightness, an ivory dress like this Bari Jay bridal gown may be the best choice for you.


Natural White


Natural white is the whitest shade of white available. It is also a wonderful color that should particularly be worn by those who have a yellowish tone to their skin.
Now, although you may think that this is just simple white, be assured that it is not.
Natural white differs from white because of the origin of the shade. White color is usually achieved by combining synthetic fibers together such as taffetas and satins. Natural white comes from natural fibers, which means that it is pure. This is also why natural white is known as diamond white.


Champagne


Champagne is perhaps the most romantic color in wedding dresses.
Champagne pink dresses use gold and pink hue to create a creamy luscious color that truly brings out a person’s smooth skin color. These dresses also suit almost every skin color, so from brides with tanned or dark undertones to olive or yellow complexions, a champagne dress might turn out to be just the perfect choice to make them look regal.
These shades are the most popular in wedding dress colors. So if want a wedding dress that suits your skin color perfectly, go ahead and use this info to shop at Perfect Bridal and get the best dress to make you feel like a star on your special day.

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4 Wedding Etiquette Rules Every Bride Should Know

Did you just hear that correctly? Your very own bridesmaid is calling you a bridezilla.


Being referred to a bridezilla all the time can be annoying, to say the least. After all, the only thing you’re doing is making sure that every aspect of your wedding goes perfectly. Is that too much to ask for a day that comes once in a lifetime? Absolutely not!
But what if, during your efforts to make everything perfect, you’ve ignored some important details along way? We cannot have that. This is why we list down 4 wedding etiquette you may not know you’re breaking.


Wedding Etiquette Rules You Don’t Want to Break


1. Choosing a Less-than-Convenient Time or Date


Weddings are expensive so we all try to use some useful tricks to get the celebration under budget. However, it is important to not be inconvenient when arranging the wedding. Even Fridays and Sundays are okay, but weekday weddings will not go down well among your guests, especially if they’re families. A person can choose to go to your wedding, sleep less, work and then come back home to catch up on their sleep, but parents will not risk their children’s bedtime, even if it is for your wedding.

2. You’re Making Your Bridesmaids Buy Expensive Dresses


This can cause a lot of bad blood in your wedding posse if you’re not considerate. It’s all well and good to have your bridesmaids buy gorgeous designer bridesmaids dresses that they may be able to wear on later dates.
But it’s entirely another thing to make them buy a dress that’s not only expensive, but also slightly useless.
Shop at reliable sources such as Perfect Bridal to get the best dress for a good price, and understand that while this is your dream wedding, your bridesmaids do not have a dream amount in their bank accounts.

3. You Have a Cash Bar


An ideal wedding is one where your guests won’t have to spend any money. So it’s probable that they won’t like it if they have to pay for expensive drinks.
We’re not asking you to have an open bar if your budget cannot spare it, but you can still choose to offer only wine and beer. Cash bars can cost a lot, so try to unburden your guests by giving them signature cocktails or two along with the usual drink.

4. You don’t have Bridal Party Gifts
So you’re saying that you’re not even going to offer a small token of gratitude to your bridesmaids who have travelled all the way to the venue for your special day?
Considering that bridesmaids spend $1,695 on wedding parties each year, it is only fitting that they should get a thank you gift from the bride who wanted them all to be a part of her wedding ceremony.
We aren’t asking you to spend a fortune, but keep a substantial amount aside when you settle on the wedding budget.
So now that you know about these rules, keep them in mind when you prepare for your special day, so that you can remember your wedding with fond memories.

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Perfect Bridal Wedding Collection – Something Blue

Something Blue in Your Wedding


Garter with Blue Ribbon


A blue garter is the most classic choice when looking to add something blue to your wedding.
Although the garter itself isn’t at all visible, it still completes the whole impact of the tradition, and that is all you really need.
Wear a garter that is completely blue, or simply one that has blue trimmings. Either way, you’re doing nothing wrong by choosing a garter as your something blue.


Flowers


Using blue in flowers is the easiest way to add the color in your wedding.
Blue flowers add a gorgeous contrast against the overall white theme. As a personal favorite for many wedding photographers, blue takes away from the overall starkness of the wedding attire, and thus makes the bride look even more striking in appearance.
It doesn’t hurt that blue opens up a huge variety of flowers for the bridal bouquet as well.

Blue Shoes


Light blue wedding shoes add the perfect ethereal touch to any wedding gown.
In fact, to properly incorporate the color, many gowns such as Alfred Angelo wedding gowns or Allure Romance bridal gowns are specifically designed and shaded so that the blue shoes won’t seem odd.
Using blue shoes also offers a variety of choices for you. By wearing colored shoes, you can let go of conventional choices and wear a gown of a color other than white.

Cuisine and Cake


We aren’t asking you to use food dye to give the meals a bluish tinge.
By using particular items of cuisine to be blue, you can turn them into exciting treats. For instance, you can have blue martinis as a specialty drink. Not only will this complete the rhyme but will also add a fun element to the whole proceedings.
Another way you can add blue is by choosing a blue cake. Nowadays, no challenge is too big for pastry chefs and baking aficionados. So if you’ve ever dreamt of having a blue cake, choose this opportunity to have one!

Blue Accessories

You can easily find blue jewelry to complement your look.
Along with blue shoes, wearing the same shade of blue jewelry completes the look of the whole rhyme. However, if you really want to take the blue of it all one step further, make your beau wear a blue tie.
Blue accessories for men are also available aplenty. Just make sure both shades of blue match.
These accessories are usually available in four shades; light blue, duck egg blue, royal blue and cobalt.


Lastly…


Adding sixpence to your shoe isn’t necessarily followed. However, if you aren’t up for it, make a hole in a sixpence and string it to your wedding bouquet for good luck.
So go ahead; follow Perfect Bridal’s helpful guide and follow the tradition that has been carried on throughout generations. Have a glorious wedding!

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Perfect Bridal Wedding Collection – Something Borrowed

Something Borrowed in Your Wedding


Your Spouse’s Last Name


As stated in our previous blog on something new, monogrammed flutes are a wonderful way to show how much you care for your spouse.
By monogramming his name along with yours, you can add an even more personal touch to an otherwise simple glass flutes.
You can also have your spouse’s last name monogrammed onto the wedding cake or the ring bearer pillow as well.


A Sibling’s Wedding Necklace


If you have an older sister, or a close cousin who has already walked down the aisle, borrow their wedding accessories to add to your attire.
This sentiment is something that will please your family. It will show that you want to keep a trinket of home near your heart.
Although, if you do not have an older sister or cousin, you can even choose to wear your brother’s cherished ring as a way of showing him that you love them.


Mother-in-Law’s Accessories


Want to earn some brownie points with your mother-in-law? Although you may have already checked that off your list by taking them shopping for the perfect mother-of-the-groom dress, there’s no reason you can’t do more.
Ask her to contribute her accessories such as pearl necklace for your something borrowed. They will be happy to do so.

Your Mother’s Veil


So you have your treasured Allure Bridal wedding dress in your hands.
All you have to do now is choose a veil to go with it. Take this chance and ask your mother for her wedding veil instead.
Since brides cherish their wedding veil, your mother will most probably have it tucked away in the safest corner of her wardrobe.


Nail Polish


Small, yet significant, using your maid-of-honor or bridesmaid’s nail polish can easily be your something borrowed.
This way, you’ll find a way to be closer to your friend even as you walk down the aisle.
Using an accessory or something as simple as nail polish from your best friend is just about the most sentimental thing you can do.
In fact, you can also choose to use this moment as your much-needed bonding time with your BFF.

Rented Purses


All brides need a small clutch or purse so they can keep emergency trinkets near them at all times.
But wedding clutches can be very expensive, especially if you’re on a budget.
The second best option is renting one. Purses can easily be rented online, so you won’t have any trouble in finding one that will suit your style.
Furthermore, you will be able to use a gorgeous accessory without actually paying the full price. And that is an opportunity you wouldn’t want to pass up on.
In the next blog, we shall discuss the most coveted, something blue, aspect of this tradition. In the mean time, click here to brush up on the past blogs of this series!

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Perfect Bridal Wedding Collection – Something Old

Something Old in Your Wedding


Accessories


Accessories open a wide range for you to choose from, since you don’t necessarily need to go for a specific wedding-related item when incorporating the something old to your attire.
You may choose to wear a locket with photos of your family or even wear your mother’s wedding band on your right hand as a part of your wedding jewelry.


Veil


Families often store away their veils to use for future date since veils are always seen as a classic piece from the bride’s attire.
They also don’t get as dirty as the bridal dress itself so you can easily wear it without worrying about washing it.
Also, since wedding dresses such as Allure Bridal gowns or Alfred Angelo wedding dresses are often created in such versatile designs, you can easily incorporate an old veil with your dress without worrying about it clashing with the overall look.

Bouquets


Although the flowers in your bouquet will be new, you can add a something old element by attaching a family locket to the ensemble.
For those families who have roots in Victorian England, they will most probably have a tussy mussy hidden in their attic somewhere. But if you don’t have one, you can still choose to buy it since the historical nuance of this ornamental holder will definitely work as your something old.


Shoes


Another way you can add something old to your wedding is by wearing a favorite pair of shoes or heels for comfort. Since old shoes are already broken in, they can be easy to wear and dance in, so you won’t even have to worry about your feet aching after the day is done.
You may also choose to wear a pair of comfortable sneakers, but only if they are hidden by your dress or if they go with the overall theme of the event.


Vintage Scent


Often, we forget this factor of our attire. Signature scents have a powerful way of invoking wonderful memories. So you can choose to spritz yourself with the scent before you walk down the aisle. This way, as you approach the altar, your beau will get a whiff of that wonderful fragrance that their mind connects to you.

Vintage Scent


Often, we forget this factor of our attire. Signature scents have a powerful way of invoking wonderful memories. So you can choose to spritz yourself with the scent before you walk down the aisle. This way, as you approach the altar, your beau will get a whiff of that wonderful fragrance that their mind connects to you.


Wedding Topper


Wedding toppers are adorable and can easily be used on any styles of cakes since these toppers are mostly made in simple and traditional designs. You can place your parents’ or grandparents’ cake topper on your own cake and use them as your something old and something borrowed.
And these are just some of the ideas we have. Want to know what we have in store for something new? Then stay tuned!

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Perfect Bridal Wedding Collection – Something New

Something New in Your Wedding


Lingerie


Just because it’s tradition, doesn’t mean you can’t add your own twist to it. It has become very common for brides to buy lingerie as their something new since it is not only inexpensive, but also a pleasant surprise for the spouse.


Lipstick

Always wanted to wear that fire-engine red lipstick? Well, now’s your chance to do so. Buying a new lip color will always mark that shade as the most important one near your makeup-loving heart since it will remind you of your wedding day.
Later on, use that shade only for your anniversaries and special date nights.
In the years to come, even your significant other will appreciate it. That particular shade of lipstick will remind them of a special moment.


Engraved Bracelet

Engraved bracelets are a classic gift, and allow you to convey your love for your bridesmaids without saying anything.
Giving bracelets with the wedding date engraved will allow your bridal party to keep the bracelets as keepsakes.
Just remember to choose simple designs like gold chain bracelets so that your bridesmaids can wear them for other occasions as well.

Monogrammed Flutes


The element of something new doesn’t always have to be related to the bride herself.
This tradition can easily be incorporated in other parts of your wedding as well.
For something new, you can choose to add the element by having your champagne flutes monogrammed with your initials. This way, you will be able to keep the tradition alive, while giving these flutes as a gift to your spouse for when you use them to toast your future as husband and wife.


Personal Services


Although services such as pedicures, facials and massages are common for brides, you can choose other personal services as your something new. Teeth whitening session or laser eye surgery are some ideas.
These are usually practical services and more permanent, so if you choose to do so, make a decision with care so that you don’t face issues near your wedding day.

Accessories


The something new aspect of a wedding can also be the perfect start of your own wedding tradition.
Just like you asked your mother for her own jewelry or veil for your something old, you can take this opportunity to buy something that you would want your daughter to wear at her own wedding.
A capelet, hair comb, veil or even a beaded shawl will work perfectly for you, since any design you choose now will be considered classic and vintage in the years to come.


Wedding Gown


Alas, we cannot disregard the wedding gown.
A wedding gown is the quintessential choice for a bride as her something new.
However, this doesn’t mean that the gown should cost an arm and a leg. Bridal dress designers such as Allure Romance offer bridal gowns that are not only affordable but also practical and classic, so you can easily choose a design without worrying about your budget.
In the next part of this series, we talk about how you can incorporate the something borrowed aspect in your wedding; stay tuned!

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Bridal Dress Testers: Is this the One?

For a bride, her wedding dress is one of the most important aspects of her big day. The dress has to be just perfect. Whether it is a long trailed crepe silk gown or a knee length number, there are a lot of things which go in the making and choosing of a dress.
If you are the bride to be, and are looking for the perfect one, check out our list of bridal dress to pick the right one!


Is the Dress Balanced?


Brides come in all shapes and sizes; so there is truly no one size fits all. It isn’t necessary for you to choose layered chiffons of your sister did the same for her wedding dress. Just make sure that the dress you pick is balanced. Look at the amount and placement of embellishments and trims. They key is not overdoing it, neither under selling it, but choosing a dress that is in harmony with its cuts, fabric, and embellishments.


Are you taking that Risk?


Brides of today are smart. They take inspiration, but they don’t want to look like a celebrity knock off bride on their big day. They are not afraid of incorporating their personality and individuality in the wedding dress. This is the reason why we don’t see a huge amount fairy tale gowns in the weddings these days. Brides have been seen wearing everything from miniskirts to boot cut white pants. So if you want to go veil-less or want a 72 meter long trail behind you, go for it. It’s your day, and you should plan it the way you always dreamt it to be!


Does the Dress Agree with your Body Shape?


It is not necessary to go for a full fitted sleeves with lace bodice like Kate Middleton if it doesn’t fatter your body shape. Your arms look good bare or cap sleeved? Go for these options instead of blindly following a trend or a celebrity. There are a million of ways to make any trend agree with your body type, so don’t worry about not following a trend or two. You don’t need a tight fit to look sultry on your wedding day. Think of Kate Moss’ wedding in 2011. The dress was anything but fitted, but she rocked it immaculately.

Get the bridal dress of your dreams at Perfect Bridal at reasonable prices. In addition to that, you can also shop for bridesmaids, mothers, and juniors’ dresses too!

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Bride-To-Be: What NOT To Do?

You all have read the to-dos for a bride to be: sleep well, eat less, find the right planner, etc. is the kind of things every bride to be hears, reads, and even dreams about.
This blog is a bit different from the regular. Here, you will find all the things that you shouldn’t be doing if you are bride to be who is expected to be married in the running year.
Without further ado, let’s dig in the don’ts every bride to be should follow religiously!


Getting the Dress Months before the Wedding


It is okay to look for the dress to wear at your wedding as soon as you get engaged, but buying it is a completely different story. Your weight may fluctuate in the time between your engagement and your wedding ceremony, which can make your gorgeous number ill fitted. This is why we suggest that you should buy a dress about 2 months before, and make sure it has enough room for alterations.

Choosing Bridesmaids’ Dresses without Consenting Them

Bridesmaids dress is an important element for your wedding, especially if you are having a themed event. It is necessary for you to take your bridesmaids consent before asking them to purchase a dress.
This is because they may have reservations about a certain style or color, or they can be uncomfortable with the price tag the dress comes with.
Sit down with your girls, talk about the color and other specifications, and give your nod of approval to the dress that makes everyone happy.

Not Taking Out Time for Self

Planning for weddings can be stressful. This doesn’t mean that you should let go of yourself. It is your wedding after all, and you definitely want to look well rested on the big day.
It is vital to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and sleep for at least 8 hours a day. Make-up and jewelry can only do so much. If you are not relaxed, it is difficult to fake it on the outside, especially on such an important day!
At Perfect Bridal, we make sure that you don’t make any dressing mistakes, be it your own dress or a bridesmaids’ number. Explore our unique bridal designs today!

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