For our first installment of Wedding Woes we’re sharing a reader’s less than functional relationship with every bridesmaid’s worse enemy – her dress. Enjoy!
“From the get-go I had a bad feeling about this particular dress. For starters, it was for a winter wedding and while the dress was gorgeous, I knew the color would completely wash me out that time of the year. On top of that, when I went to have my measurements taken the number written on the order form was TWO SIZES bigger than what I normally wear – and even I sucked in!
Needless to say, my bruised ego and I took our time returning to face the dress again. However when I zipped it up I found myself pleasantly surprised – not only did the dress fit, but it was at least two sizes TOO BIG! The only bad news was, there were only weeks until the wedding and the dress was in desperate need of alterations.
Luckily one of my fellow bridesmaids knew a seamstress who promised I’d have the dress back within days. So I went and got it fitted and as promised I picked it up again with a week to spare. It wasn’t until the day of the wedding that I finally stepped back into the dress. But as I pulled it up it got to a point where it wouldn’t pull up anymore. After a few seconds of complete confusion I realized the bottom of my dress was sewn shut!
I went into total panic mode. I soon realized only the underlay of the dress had been sewn together. After some quick moves with a pair of scissors my dress was functional again. Shortly afterwards I was headed to the church in my dress that was finally flawless. And as for the color – I got a spray tan so Casper didn’t make an appearance while my best friend said ‘I do’!”
While this bridesmaid’s story makes for a good laugh now, we came up with a few ways to avoid a similar state of panic for any of our future bridesmaids:
If you really think your measurements are off, say something! They may even have a spare dress you can try on for size.
Don’t procrastinate! Pick your dress up as soon as it has arrived and take care of alterations right away.
Even the most trusted seamstress can make a mistake. Try the dress on before you take it home to make sure it fits perfectly!
We’ve been loving how many brides have incorporated stripes into their wedding color palettes. Stripes are the perfect preppy and coastal addition to any girl’s wedding decor…and let’s face it, we love all things coastal and preppy here in Charleston. We’ve rounded up quite a few of our favorite ways to incorporate some stripped accessories into your Lowcountry Big Day! They range from linens and invitations to bridesmaids dresses and favors…
This Thursday through Saturday (June 23-25th), LulaKate is having a sample sale…and if you’ve never been to their sample sale you need to take note of this one. They’ll be marking down all of their gorgeous, slightly worn samples. We’re talking discounts over 75% OFF.
The discounted frocks include a selection of past and present styles and maybe even a wedding gown, or two!
Image via Juliet Elizabeth
LulaKate offers a variety of stunning bridesmaids dresses that come in any shade you can imagine and will flatter every body shape. You should also keep in mind that LulaKate designs can also double as your rehearsal dinner or getaway attire (I donned the Maggie for my pre-wedding day affair)…they’re the perfect cocktail dress. Not only has LulaKate mastered the bridesmaid dress but now they’ve ventured into bridal gowns, as well. Much like their bridesmaid dresses, their high quality, stylish gowns have great shape…perfect for a Charleston wedding.
Ever since her stint on Season 6 of Project Runway, fan favorite Carol Hannah has been focusing her talents on designing classic, feminine gowns for brides’ and their bridal parties’. But Charleston holds a special place in our hearts for this South Carolinian because her designs bring that Southern grace and charm that every Lowcountry belle is looking for in her gown. Not only are her dresses a hit at any Charleston wedding, but they’ve graced brides throughout the country. From the coast to the big city, every woman can appreciate a charming Carol Hannah design.
Image via Christian Oth
This gorgeous wedding took place at a signature Lowcountry venue, Lowndes Grove, where the bride and her maids donned Carol Hannah originals. Love. It.
Image via Juliet Elizabeth Photography
Recently, she showcased her 2012 Spring/Summer Collectionin New York City and it did not disappoint. Her whimsical gowns are filled with so much movement. They look like they floated right across the runway…