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On Top of Things: Headpieces and Tiaras

Jul 29, 2010

You want to look perfect on your wedding day.  (That goes without saying, but we’ll say it anyway.)  The crowning glory of your wedding look has to be your headpiece or tiara.  (Pardon the pun.)  Take your time when you’re picking headpieces and tiaras dimitra designsout this important accessory.  It’s going to be something that you’ll remember forever.

Before you go shopping, do your hair in the style that you will be using for the wedding.  It doesn’t make sense to try in headpieces and tiaras when your hair is down if you’ll be wearing it up on your big day.  This will also help you determine whether a tiara, headband, or other headpiece will be the way to go.  Arrange everything the way you want it to look on your wedding day.  If you want the veil over your face, figure out how that looks with the headband or tiara.  Take a look at how it falls, too.  You want to make sure you look right from every angle.

Have a friend take pictures of your hair, the veil, headband, tiara, etc. once you get it exactly the way you want it.  Take pictures from every angle possible— front, back, side, close up, and far away.  These will serve as a reference when you try to recreate the look on the big day.

Wedding Preparation Sanity Tips

Jul 23, 2010

wedding sanity preparation dimitradesigns.comPlanning a wedding isn’t easy!  Dimitra Designs understands that.  We want to make sure you are relaxed enough to enjoy your big day when it comes.  We have a few tips for keeping yourself sane as you plan your wedding.

1) Think about whether or not you really need something.  As you look through books, magazines, stores, and websites to plan your wedding, ask yourself a few questions.  The biggest question should be, “When I look back on my wedding day, will I remember this item?  Will it make the day any better if I have it or worse if I don’t?”  If the answer is “No,” you should just skip it. That way you’ll avoid things that can end up taking away from both your time and your budget.
2) Delegate and let other people help you!  If you can let yourself give up control of some of the little details, you’ll save yourself a bunch of headaches.
3) Have fun with the decisions you make.  Make sure the wedding reflects your style and personality.  If you two like movies, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t have a movie theater themed wedding.  It will be fun for you and your fiance to sit down together and think of some of the ideas.  It can be a great bonding experience for the two of you.

Staying Covered in a Strapless Wedding Dress

Jul 16, 2010

At Dimitra Designs, we have a great selection of strapless wedding dresses.  Strapless dresses walk that fine line between being revealing and being elegant— and we think they do it beautifully.  We want to make sure you stay elegant on your wedding day.  Be confident in your strapless wedding dress!

Dimitra Designs strapless dress tips-First of all, the proper fit is very important.  You don’t want your strapless wedding dress to be so loose that you keep pulling it up all night.  But you also don’t want it to be too tight, either.  That will just look tacky.  Like the strapless dress walks the line between revealing and elegant, you need to walk the line between loose and tight.  A properly fitted strapless wedding dress should firmly grip the top of your bust without revealing too much cleavage.

-All of the strapless wedding dresses at Dimitra Designs are masterfully crafted.  You’ll notice that they retain their hourglass shape even when they’re on the hanger.  This is important when you’re shopping for a strapless dress.  Your natural body shape should simply reinforce the hourglass shape of the dress.  It makes it more stable.

-Always wear a bra with a strapless dress.  You want to avoid any Janet Jackson-like wardrobe malfunctions.  In the rare event that your dress falls down, you’ll have the bra to keep you covered.  (Hey, we don’t know how crazy your wedding reception will be!)

Most importantly, make sure you feel beautiful!

Keep Your Bachelorette Party Mellow

Jul 6, 2010

You’re shopping on because you’re a classy bride with classy tastes.  But that doesn’t mean that you have to totally nix the idea of a bachelorette party.  There are plenty of ways to have a good time with your girls without getting too raunchy.  So forget about the strippers for a while, and try out some of these mellow bachelorette Dimitra Designs bachelorette party ideasparty ideas.

-Just go out to dinner!  It can be a great opportunity to share some memories about the bride-to-be.  Pick her favorite restaurant, and have a pleasant evening.

-Play a mellow game.  One of our favorites is one that tests the bachelorette’s knowledge of her future hubby.  So have one of the girls ask the groom 20 questions beforehand.  General stuff like his favorite color, movie, and most embarrassing moment.  See how many the bride can get right!

-Have a spa day.  Planning a wedding is stressful, so we’re sure everyone could use a little time to relax.  Massages, manicures, and pedicures are a great way to do that!  Plus, many spas offer group rates.

-You can even go to a concert or a play.  There’s bound to be a local community or college theater out there with something you girls want to see.  It’s a perfectly classy bachelorette party idea.