Monday, July 16, 2012
Wedding Dress Shopping Tips | A NYC Girlfriend Photo shoot
Are you ready for wedding dress shopping? Are you planning a fun trip with your girlfriends?
Well this shoot is for you! It's all about 4 girlfriends going shopping for the brides wedding dress & bridesmaids dresses - in the best city for shopping: NYC. They stop by the fabulous Gabriela`s bridal salon in Meatpacking District and D`arcy, the bride-to-be, starts trying different gowns. Her BFF`s Marilia, Krystina & Toni having the best time trying super sweet bridesmaid dresses and waiting for D`arcy to show off what she is trying on. Afterwards they head overt to Tribeca Rooftop where a bartender is already waiting with Champagne to start celebrating their friendship. While the sun sets behind the amazing skyline the ladies go on celebrating with drinks, food & LOTS of fun. NYC at it`s best!
If you are ready to go wedding dress shopping here are some of Lela's tips to make it fun and stress free:
Tip #1 : Who you bring to go wedding dress shopping is pretty important. Too many opinions is never a good thing. Try to limit the number of people you invite to people whom you value their opinions.
Tip #2: Before going to your dress fitting, it might be a good idea to get your make-up and hair trial the same day to better visualize what you will look like in your wedding dress.
Tip #3: Make sure to try on dresses with shoes. The height of the shoe makes a real difference in how you look.
Tip #4: Try on different dress styles and shapes. It will help you narrow down what you like and what you do not like. When trying on wedding dresses, you never know what style you'll end up loving.
Tip #5: Keep in mind where your event is taking place. If you are having a destination wedding, consider choosing a lightweight airy dress. If you are having a ballroom style wedding, consider using silks or lace to compliment the event.
Tip #6: While at your dress fitting, start thinking about the accessories you might want to wear for your wedding day. This might change or finish the look your trying to achieve. Sometimes, a beautiful crystal belt or crystal flower accent really adds a special touch of glamor that might be what's needed to complete your look.
Tip #7: At the end, when you think you found your wedding dress, make sure to try it on with a headpiece or a wedding veil. It will help you visualize your final look. And don't forget to pose with your bouquet!
Tip #8: Once you found that dress, stop looking! You will only confuse yourself and add doubt. You picked your dress and it's beautiful, move on to other important wedding decisions.
Tip #9: Don't forget accessories. The perfect accessories will only enhance the look of your wedding day. So remember to pick the perfect veil or head piece while at the salon. But remember you can still continue to look for other pieces such as crystal belts, and jewelry after you have made your selection.
Tip #10: Now this is important. Have fun! Enjoy this experience, it all happens so fast so be in the moment and don't forget to breathe :)
Photography: Andrea & Marcus
Event Designer: SWANK Productions
Hair Stylist: Keila Sone
Floral Designer: Cornucopia Flowers
Reception Venue: Tribeca Rooftop
Accessory Designer: Astrid Mueller LLC, The Pink Orange
Dress Store: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon,twobirds Bridesmaid
Dress Designer: Jenny Packham Bridal, Legends by Ramona Keveza,Marchesa
Linens and Coverings: Party Rental LTD
Makeup Artist: Tanisha Faye
Personal Stylist: The Dapifer