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    How to Pick Jewelry for Your Bridesmaids

      The right jewelry can finish a look, making even the plainest dress look chic. Most brides have their wedding jewelry picked out shortly after choosing a dress, but what about accessories for bridesmaids? Should you choose jewelry for them, or let them choose their own? Following a few simple “do’s” and “don’ts” will help you select a complete wedding day look for all of the members of your party. Find beautiful, certified diamond rings at Helzberg Diamonds. Do’s Do allow your bridesmaids to express their personalities a bit. Choosing jewelry that coordinates, but doesn’t match, creates visual interest and will make your bridesmaids happy. For example, if all bridesmaids…

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    Summer Colors 2013

    This summer is all about strong yet subtle colors. We draw from all colors of the rainbow. While there are many gray undertones, there are no bright whites, grays, blacks, and browns. There are deep blues, and subtle oranges. Emerald is still a major player. Along with being Sephora’s color of the year, it is a part of Pantone’s Spring and Summer color palette. All of our bridesmaid dresses come in emerald, as shown above in our short sleeveless satin dress with ruching. This dress is also clean and short, while at the same time modest, making it perfect for summer weddings. Emerald is the birthstone of May, but it…

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    Giving Thanks To Your Bridesmaids

    Recently we have talked a lot about the negative side to having bridesmaids: how to fire them, how to deal with fall-outs, jealousy etc. But let’s not forget, a good bridesmaid is an essential component to many weddings. It is their job to be there for the bride through ups and downs, with a typical list of duties ranging from organising the bachelorette party, to testing hundreds of cake samples and averting crises on the big day. Your bridesmaids tend to be close friends or family members and, while it is a rare gift in itself for them to be able to stand beside you on one of the happiest…

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    Bridemaids Problems Part 2: Choosing Your Maid Of Honour

    The decision of who should be given the responsibility of the maid of honor can understandably be a tricky one and should be given great consideration. Who ever they are they will be your go to person through the ups and downs, your back up with the in-laws, your planner and fundamentally your second knight in shining armour, who should be able to rescue you from any scenario that could arise. It is important that they strive under pressure, for when fitting’s are held and one bridesmaid refuses to agree to any dress or to lend a helping hand when awkward seating arrangement’s have to be made. The preparations that…

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    How Not To Have a Self-Conscious Bridesmaid

    Brides who are dealing from A to Z to plan that one perfect day need all the help they can get. However sometimes the people who are supposed to help them and support them end up causing more stress, drama, and tension. Among a whole host of people, one that can cause most trouble is a self-conscious bridesmaid. You have gathered together your best girl friends to be members of your wedding party. You have picked out the color of the wedding and the colors of the brides maids’ dresses. Despite the reputation of brides picking ugly bridesmaids’ dresses, you pat yourself on the back for going the extra mile…

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    How to Have Happy Bridesmaids

    As you plan your most fantastic day to remember for the rest of your love filled glorious life it’s easy to focus on you and you and you and spend less attention on details that will keep your wedding party happy and stress free. This article will focus on how to keep your bridesmaids happy by choosing a dress that they won’t secretly say, “What was she thinking!?” behind your back about. Fabric When you’ll be saying your vows plays a major factor in choosing your dress. You need to consider the fabric and length so it feels appropriate to the season, the venue and the weather. If you opted…

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    Alternative Uses for a Bridesmaid Dress

    While a wedding dress is seldom reused for anything other than weddings the door for bridesmaid dresses is open to a vast array of different uses. Whether it’s used for elegant affairs, cocktail parties, Sunday brunches at a golf course, or even trimmed down and paired with other pieces this blog will give you some ideas and inspiration for those bridesmaid dresses you’ve got hanging in the closet. Take, for example, our bestselling dress, 85007. Try shortening the dress to the knee and pairing it with a structured black blazer and some black flats and then wear it to the office or out to dinner with friends or on an…

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    What Do You Do When Your Bridesmaid is a Super Model?

    I went to high school with a girl who, while you might not call her a “super model,” has had a very successful modeling career since we were about 14 years old. Knowing a super-hot model isn’t really that weird until you realize that the magazine you’ve been starring at in the checkout lane has a picture of your friend on the cover. For us guys, it wasn’t a big deal. Other than being really tall and lanky, she was like most girls. I wouldn’t even say that she was the prettiest girl in our class. Besides, she pooped her pants once while playing kickball in elementary school. That tends…

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    How to Match a Shawl to Your Wedding Or Bridesmaid Dress

    Shawls make for a great addition to practically any bride’s and/or bridesmaid’s outfit. Not only do they provide warmth should things get a little chilly during the wedding, they are also a great option for modest brides who can’t seem to find anything with sleeves that is to their liking. On top of that and if you’re looking at colorful or printed shawls, you’ll find that they’ll also add a pop of color to your overall look. But with so many different shawls to choose from, how do you pick one to match your own wedding dress or the one for your bridesmaids to match theirs? For starters, pick a…

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    Bridesmaids Jewelry

    Jewelry doesn’t just finish an outfit but it makes it something greater than the sum of its parts. This especially holds true for formalwear! So when you and your bridesmaids are thinking about accessories, you should definitely want to think about what features you want to highlight. Necklaces: Odd but true, necklaces work best with high necklines like the aptly named jewel neckline or the low necklines like the v-neck. Essentially, you want a blank canvas to highlight the necklace. Earrings: Long dangly earrings draw the eye to the neck. While a down do with earrings is romantic, pairing an updo with earrings make them pop! Bracelets:If you’re keen on…