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Coming Soon: New Bridal Designers

Sep 30, 2010

Allure Bridal Gown

Allure Bridal Gown

At Dimitra Designs, we’re all about keeping you in the latest styles and to help brides in 2011 and beyond, we’ll be introducing some fabulous new bridal designers into our collection. With bridal gowns that leave every bride feeling her best on her special day, be sure to check out these upcoming designers that will be added to the already gorgeous selection of couture wedding gowns at Dimitra Designs:

  • Allure Bridals
  • San Patrick
  • Anais Collezioni
  • Casablanca Couture

Now these are just a few of the designers we’ll be introducing into our collection, but don’t forget about the ones that are already there! At Dimitra Designs, we offer bridal gowns by Alfred Angelo, Sophia Tolli, Jasmine, Da Vinci, and many more. Shop our selection today to find the hottest styles in bridal fashion, just in time for your special day. Stay tuned for updates on our growing collection!

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10 Tips for Managing a Destination Weddings

Sep 24, 2010

Destination Wedding Dress

Destination Wedding Dress

Destination weddings can be an exciting option for any couple, but before you start booking your plane tickets, be sure to take into consideration these 10 tips for managing a beautiful destination wedding. Remember – planning this type of nuptial is going to be so different from your traditional affair!

1.) Firstly, make sure that you can choose a destination that’s both beautiful and safe for everyone to travel to. Take into consideration costs and the abilities of your guests to join you on your special day and go from there.

2.) Get to know the laws, rules, and regulations regarding marriages at the destination, especially if it’s in another country. Make sure that you can meet those requirements so that your wedding goes off without a hitch!

3.) Really micromanage the guest list since you’ll probably be helping with finding guests accomodations, not to mention, footing some travel and hotel expenses. Keep things small and intimate to limit cost and other issues associated with traveling to a destination wedding.

4.) Make sure you visit the destination before your book your wedding plans so you can be sure that it’s the right place. Always take a test drive!

5.) Get help from a wedding planner who knows local vendors in the area in which you’re planning to get married. It may be well worth the investment, especially if there’s a language barrier or time difference.

6.) Consider climate when shopping for a wedding dress and advise your bridal party to do the same. Dress for the weather and be accommodating. Remember – it’s all about being both comfortable and beautiful! Dimitra Designs offers some gorgeous destination wedding dresses that are perfect for a beach-side wedding.

7.) Let your bridal party know before you ask them to participate that your wedding will be a destination wedding. This way, your bridal party can say yes or no depending on their availability and ability to travel. Not everyone can drop everything to go to a different country for a week.

8.) Be very gracious to local vendors and send hand-written thank you notes when you book their services. The vendors can make or break your wedding day. Keep lots of small bills on hand to tip.

9.) Do vendor checkups throughout the wedding process and work with your wedding planner to be sure that everything is going according to plan.

10.) Have guests or loved ones send wedding gifts after you’ve come home from your honeymoon. You won’t want to deal with having presents to ship home or cart back in your luggage!

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Simple, DIY Wedding Favor Ideas for Fall

Sep 17, 2010

pumpkins

Fall is a gorgeous time of year to have a wedding and if you’re planning on having your special day in the next few months, it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll gift your guests. Fall wedding favors can be expensive, but if you’re looking to make your wedding day even more unique, consider going the DIY route. Although it’s time consuming, it can be incredibly affordable for any bride.

Here are a few easy fall wedding favor ideas for any bride to try during this time of year:

Apples to Apples: Fall fruits are so delicious, so think about giving your guests just that! Attach a lovely hand written gift tag or message to a freshly picked apple or pear and put one at each place setting. It’s delicious and nutritious!

Favor Bags are Fabulous: It’s true! A set of wedding favor bags can be filled with so many things for a fall wedding. Consider filling up yours with gummies, chocolates, mints, maple sugar candies, or apple-flavored candies to capture the best flavors of the season. Or go for colorful candies in a fall color palette. Feeling crafty? Make favor bags into scented sachets by adding potpourri ingredients like fresh cinnamon sticks.

Get In The Kitchen: Baking can be a great way to DIY your wedding favors, so consider making some cookies and then bagging and tagging them with some lovely gift wrap. Include a recipe with each as a fun touch. Not sure what to bake up? Go with something that’s perfect for the season, like pumpkin or oatmeal raisin. Think hearty and flavorful!

These are just a few ideas on how to do DIY wedding favors. Do you have any tips to share?

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Check out the Fall 2010 Collection from Justin Alexander

Sep 14, 2010

Justin Alexander Couture Wedding Gown

Justin Alexander Couture Wedding Gown

Still searching for the right couture wedding gown for your fall or winter 2010 wedding? Then you’ll need to stop by Dimitra Designs to see the latest additions to our selection from Justin Alexander.

This absolutely stunning designer label is known for taking  a classic silhouette and pumping it up to make it more modern. Dramatic draping, ruffles, lace, floral details, artful gathering, luxurious fabrics, and black and white touches are just a few of the accents and design elements you’ll see in the Justin Alexander Fall 2010 wedding collection, but no mater which details you choose, you can feel confident knowing that you’ll look like a vision in white (or ivory) as you walk down the aisle.

Whether you’re looking to dress for drama or get the simple but contemporary look you love, the Justin Alexander line at Dimitra Designs is the only place to find exactly what you’re looking for this season.

Shop the couture wedding dress selection today and look your best on your special day – even if it’s only a few weeks away!

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