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Trunk Show Shopping Tips from Trudys Brides

Photo by Abel Soria PhotographyPhoto by Abel Soria Photography
Now that you're on the dress hunt, you'll need to know about trunk shows. Trunk shows are when designers go on the road with their entire collection and visit salons across the nation. This means that instead of just seeing a couple of gowns from the designers you love you can try on everything from... read more

How I Found “The One” (Love & Latkes)

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My wedding dress hunt began in Florida last April. I figured, getting married in Florida and living in New York, why worry about transporting a dress across state lines? I hit up six stores (I know, sensory overload!) and came away with a definite idea of what I liked, but no cliche 'aha' moment. I... read more

Trying on “THE” Dress (The W(h)iney Bride)

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Last week while I was home  in Chicago I had the much-anticipated task of wedding dress shopping. For weeks, I had been nervous about these appointments. I didn’t have a clear idea in my head of what I was going to look like on my wedding day, so I went into these appointments... read more
The right chairs and chair treatments can transform what was a hodgepodge room into something that's elegant and refined. If it's a black-tie wedding, cover every chair in rich, silk fabric and add a coordinating sash. For a wedding that's outdoors, consider using simple chiavari chairs instead of the plastic folding kind. You can also use your chairs to highlight the season. Pay tribute to the time of year by decorating every one of the chairs with a miniature wreath for a winter wedding, or tie fresh blooms to each of the chair backs if you're having a springtime affair.
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