Monday, March 30, 2009

Recap: Charleston Bridal Couture Show

Dave and I spent the weekend in Charleston. I was invited to speak at the Charleston Bridal Couture Show during Charleston Fashion Week. Before the fashion shows – several local bridal salons featured their latest designs – I gave a talk on wedding dress shopping tips and trends.

Here are some of the tips I shared with the audience:
  • Know your wedding date and location before you start shopping for a wedding dress. You want your wedding dress to reflect the style of your ceremony/reception space and the time of year.

  • Bring someone with you whose fashion sense is similar to yours.

  • Tear pictures of wedding dresses out of magazines and print images from wedding Web sites (and designer sites) to show the salesperson the styles you like.

  • Keep an open mind because wedding dresses look different on the hanger than they do on the body and you won’t know what looks best on you until you try on different silhouettes and designs.
Check out the looks featured at the show in the Charleston City Paper.

And for brides looking to get organized, russell+hazel is offering The Wedding Organizer (authored by me!) at 20% off the retail price! Just enter the code: charles09 when you check out to receive the discount. And you don't have to limit your purchase to just The Wedding Organizer; the coupon is good on all russell+hazel products. Click here to start shopping! Offer good through April 11, 2009.

Photo Credit: Charleston City Paper/White Label


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