When to start looking for your wedding dress?

It’s official. You’re engaged!!

Now, where do you start?

A better question wouldn’t be where to start but when! Working as a bridal stylist doesn’t just call for “styling” but informing and consulting brides about the secret tips and tricks when entering the bridal world.  Though what you maybe looking for is 110% different then the next bride, questions are always similar!  Whether you’re wondering about when you should start looking or simply what style is best for you here are a few tips and tricks to know before entering the bridal world!

The first questions I hear from brides is one of the most important, 
When should I start looking for my dream dress?

First start by envisioning your special day. Are you going for a rustic chic feel or more of an elegant black tie style? No matter what you’re looking for you must keep two things in mind;    

1.     Depending on the designer order times average around 3-6 months just to get it in.

2.     Alterations! Every bride needs alterations, whether that’s adding a bustle to make sure your train doesn’t drag behind you, adding straps or taking the dress in. An experienced seamstress’ schedule can get very busy, especially during *bridal season.  Alterations consist of multiple fittings; your first alterations appointment should be no later then 6 weeks before your wedding.

Tip: Keep in mind if you’ve been looking at couture designers these gowns take four to six months while regular wedding gowns designers average three to four months

Trick: Once you know your gowns estimated delivery date call your seamstress and schedule your appointment a week out.   

*Bridal Season is from Late May to Early September; this is when most brides have their wedding. 

The dress of your dreams - Alice & Chloe

Thinking a beautiful summer wedding? Well do we have the perfect dresses for you! Meet “Alice`” and "Chloe" light, romantic and perfect for your special summer day!

Daci's Destination Photos, from none other than The Versailles Palace!

We started the day with a quick Paris tour. We visited Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, the Louvre, checked out the artists at Montmartre and took photos in front of the love padlocks on the Pont Des Art bridge!!

Known for it’s timeless elegance could Daci have picked a better destination than The Versailles Palace for “Alice” and “Chloe”? We don’t think so either!

On their trip to The Versailles Palace and Gardens Daci, her daughter Andra and Alisa (Andra’ friend) had to have a quick photo shoot, seeing as it was extremely crowded and they would be closing for the night soon. They rushed into the garden and were stopped occasionally by tourist from all over the world!

I mean who wouldn’t want to take pictures with gorgeous brides right?

Although the time for the photo shoot was limited the possibilities were endless!

With just the right amount of coverage our “Alice” dress (left) won’t just make you feel beautiful but comfortable too! With a soft silhouette and an even softer silk two-toned bodice “Alice” is ready to join you on your magical night. “Alice” isn’t just comfortable but versatile, between it’s hand stitched pearls, lace and it’s delicate silk chiffon overlays “Alice” has the perfect balance of elegance, chicness and simplicity.

"Chloe" is perfect for a romantic vintage wedding. This one of a kind gown is the perfect statement! With it’s vintage inspired silhouette, beautiful ruched champagne and blush silk chiffon over a champagne satin bodice, antique lace appliques and handmade blush flowers let "Chloe" sway you away with her romance and charm on your wedding day! 

We ended the day with a picnic, and watched the Eiffel Tower light-show. Every evening, the Eiffel Tower is adorned with its golden covering and lights sparkling for 5 minutes every hour on the hour, while its beacon shines over Paris. It was absolutely magical!

We ended the day with a picnic, and watched the Eiffel Tower light-show. Every evening, the Eiffel Tower is adorned with its golden covering and lights sparkling for 5 minutes every hour on the hour, while its beacon shines over Paris. It was absolutely magical!

The Dress of Your Dreams

The story behind "Ellison" & "Chloe"

"Ellison" at the Eiffel Tower Carousel. Photography by Daci

"Ellison" at the Eiffel Tower Carousel. Photography by Daci

And the dreams continue with the incredible Daci Destination Shoots and what better destination than Paris! That’s right everyone Daci is coming at us with not only 2 stunning wedding dresses but with photos any bride with a romantic heart would love!

"Ellison" is perfect for any bride with an enchanting heart, with a beautiful blush Chantilly lace, rose petals delicately placed over the gown, pearls and crystals

"Ellison" is perfect for any bride with an enchanting heart, with a beautiful blush Chantilly lace, rose petals delicately placed over the gown, pearls and crystals

"Chloe" the champagne ball gown with ruched chiffon bodice, antique lace at waistline, layers of soft champagne and blush crushed tulle skirt

"Chloe" the champagne ball gown with ruched chiffon bodice, antique lace at waistline, layers of soft champagne and blush crushed tulle skirt

 From the beautiful carousels of Paris to the infamous Eiffel Tower let “Ellison” and "Chloe" take you on the journey you’ve only dreamed of. 

The day before the photo-shoot, location search.

The day before the photo-shoot, location search.

A few summers ago Daci, Andra and Alisa (Andra’s friend) were on their way to Romania and knew they’d be stopping in Paris for a few days. Before they were even there they had planned to take beautiful photos…

But of course that was too easy right? The morning the photo-shoot was scheduled it was pouring rain but that didn’t stop them! With soaking wet dresses they continued to create one of a kind memories and ah-maz-ing photos. 

The guy in the picture was selling coffee at a booth right there, and he asked if he can have a picture with the girls! We said yes! :)

The guy in the picture was selling coffee at a booth right there, and he asked if he can have a picture with the girls! We said yes! :)

Rainy & cold & windy...

Rainy & cold & windy...

Coffee break :)

Coffee break :)

            As the fun slowly came to an end they tried to call a cab back to hotel, seeing as they were a few miles away it seemed like the only practical option. Sounds pretty reasonable right? Gorgeous models in designer wedding dress what kind of taxi driver would say no? Well…

Walking back to the hotel....

Walking back to the hotel....

The taxi driver they called was not having it. No way they were going to ruin his taxi with soaking wet dresses.  Seeing as they were already wet, they decided to walk all the way back to their hotel, and had a blast doing it! Goes to show a picture really is worth a thousand words!

The sun finally came out and our walk wasn't to bad after all!

The sun finally came out and our walk wasn't to bad after all!

 

Until next trip xoxo

~Grand Opening!~

LaNeige Bridal Boutique is proud to announce our, drum rolls please...., GRAND OPENING! Why yes, we ARE excited, thank you for asking! We have so many fun things planned for this incredible night! Some of those things include a fashion show, prizes, drawings, and did we forget to mention that this will all be a Paris inspired event?? A beautiful Eiffel tower will be gracing our store front as well as french artists just waiting to sketch your stunning portraits! And if sitting for an artist doesn't tickle your fancy then we will have photo booth to take as serious or as silly a picture you want! 

We will be sending out postcards to all of our brides registered here at LaNeige. Our first will be a lovely save the date and our second will have a part of the schedule with some of our events listed as well as some coupons! Gotta love the coupons right? So be sure to bring in your postcards for some amazing deals and discounts. 

Our fashion show will include DACI's new 2015 collection of dresses! Her dresses are perfect for every bride, perfect... because she makes them custom! Every bride that has come to Daci has left with her dream wedding gown and also with a big happy grin. Every dress is as unique as the bride who wears it on her big day. 

Stay tuned for more details on our fabulous event!

Gowns by DACI {2015 Bridal Collection}-

Look 1: Alice

soft mermaid, hand appliqué lace skirt accented by floral embroidery at the hemlinev-backline

romantic, vintage, rustic, summer

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