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    The Difference Between Suits and Tuxedos

    The SimplyBridal office is a girl-centric place, but sometimes it helps to have another opinion. For today’s post, we asked someone with a Y chromosome to contribute his opinion on the tuxedo vs suit debate. Here’s what he has to say! Find high-quality, cheap suits for only $275 at SnapSuits. Even the untrained eye can differentiate a tuxedo from a suit. The average person, however, can’t tell you exactly what makes a tux different from a suit. As you prepare for your wedding, you have to become more informed than the average person. There’s no better place to start than the differences between a tux and a suit.   Traits…

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    Dress Giveaway

    Love is in the air as Cupid nears with his bow and arrow for his favorite holiday so we want to celebrate it. SimplyBridal is teaming up with Betty Vision to give one lucky woman a free wedding gown and 15 other women a 20% discount on a future purchase with us. Betty Vision is a brand new supportive community website created to empower women to visualize their dreams and make them come true. They offer you the tools and support you need to achieve any goals you have, whether it be graduating university, planning a summer vacation or throwing a fabulous dinner party. You set milestones and they help…

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    What to Wear Under Your Wedding Gown

    Every woman, regardless of body type, can benefit from wearing the proper undergarments on their wedding day. To choose the proper undergarments, you will need to assess your physical strengths and weaknesses, as well as the style of your bridal gown. Defining Your Needs Try your wedding dress on, but without any undergarments. This will help you see what areas need a little help, and which don’t. For example, many dresses are structured enough so that smaller-chested women will not need to wear a bra at all, while other gowns have little to no support on their own. Perhaps there are extra lumps and bumps on your figure that you…

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    Fashion Predictions

    The 2012 Spring New York Fashion Week has drawn to a close. We already know some of the trends, such as bare midriffs (Charlotte Ronson, Jason Wu, Jill Stuart) , floral patterns (Thakoon, Tory Burch, and Derek Lam), and stripes (Alexander Wang, DKNY, and Mark Jacobs), but how will this translate into bridal fashion? While only the most adventurous brides would don a striped wedding gown, pattern has been popular for bridesmaid dresses the last few seasons, and I wouldn’t say no to pretty flowery frock for a boho chic wedding. Showing skin, however, may be a lasting bridal trend. Last year, it was ball gowns with slits and high…

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    To Tan or Not to Tan

    Most brides would love to have a rich, tan glow on their wedding day, but is it a good idea? Too many women have horror stories about tanning just before the wedding, resulting in either a sunburn, or an unnatural, severe-looking tan. With a few key rules, you can make sure to look your best on your wedding day, whether you decide to tan or not. As a general rule-of-thumb, if you aren’t usually the type to tan, don’t try tanning for the first time immediately before your wedding day. If your skin is not used to sun exposure, it is likely to burn. The best approach is to build…

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    Creative Boutonnieres

    A lot of men won’t admit it, but they are secretively jealous that women have so many choices when it comes to clothes. No, men don’t (necessarily) want to wear dresses or carry bouquets around, but something with a little color would be nice for a change. A creative boutonniere, however, can make a big difference in the way groomsmen look, even if the rest of the outfit is completely traditional. Boutonnieres to Get the Party Started Eager to read your vows so you can get the party started? Let the groomsmen kick start things with their boutonnieres. Try giving them boutonnieres made of party whistles and ribbon. Wrapping a…

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    What to Wear Under Your Wedding Dress

    Every woman, regardless of body type, can benefit from wearing the proper undergarments on their wedding day. To choose the proper undergarments, you will need to assess your physical strengths and weaknesses, as well as the style of your bridal gown. Defining Your Needs Try your wedding dress on, but without any undergarments. This will help you see what areas need a little help, and which don’t. For example, many dresses are structured enough so that smaller-chested women will not need to wear a bra at all, while other gowns have little to no support on their own. Perhaps there are extra lumps and bumps on your figure that you…

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    Sash Sensation

    Are you looking for that special touch to truly make your gown show your individuality? A sash around your waist could be your answer whether you want to spice up your gown with a bold splash of color, give it a delicate flair with jewels or find that romantic touch of lace and pearl that your gown is missing. If your thinking about adding a sash to your gown let us help you choose. Wedding gown designers have already taken to incorporating sashes into many of the styles they offer like the bold lavender sash of our lovely Penelope Gown perfect for the bride who is looking for an oomph…

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    Dressed to Impress

    The finest clothing made is a person’s skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this. ~Mark Twain I remember being a lot younger and absolutely loving the fact that Pamela Anderson (remember her?) got married in a white bikini. As a true Californian girl, born and raised on the beach, it made perfect sense to me. Of course, this is something my mother would never approve of, so I’ve had to go to plan B — an actual dress. Likewise, my imaginary wedding on a yacht also included bridesmaids in matching bikinis. Nice and simple. And matching. In recent years, it’s been fairly common for bridesmaids to wear…

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    Lady in Red

    Whether you want to look sizzling for a Valentine’s bash or your bachelorette party, plan to wear red to your wedding, or just want your bridesmaids to look fabulous, the red dress- red lip trend might be just down your alley. Remember the several red on red combinations in 2011? Well, Angelina Jolie has brought this look back with her pouty red mouth and red accented Versace combo at the 2012 Golden Globes. Although commonly associated with vixens and vamps and undeniably a look-at-me hue, red can also be classy. Combined with a dress that offers more coverage, the color red brings a nice warmth to most skin tones without…