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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette Q & A

Apr 30, 2012

There are certain parts of a wedding that are traditional and expected, such as the wedding reception, bachelorette and bachelor parties, and the engagement party, but perhaps one of the least talked about events is the rehearsal dinner. is here to answer all of your rehearsal dinner questions from cocktail dresses to invite lists!

Q: When is the rehearsal dinner usually held?

A: The rehearsal dinner is typically held the night before the wedding ceremony. Although, it’s referred to as a dinner, you can choose to hold a lunch or even a brunch.

Q: Who hosts the rehearsal dinner?

A: It’s customary for the groom’s parents to host the rehearsal dinner.

Q: What should I wear to a rehearsal dinner?

A: Since the rehearsal dinner comes after the wedding ceremony rehearsal, the people who attend the rehearsal dinner usually dress up. Men should wear a suit and women should wear a rehearsal dinner cocktail dress.

Q: Who is invited to a rehearsal dinner?

A: The wedding party, the bride and groom’s parents, any people who are reading during the ceremony, and spouses or dates should be invited to the rehearsal dinner.

Q: Is the rehearsal dinner a full meal, or is it more of a snack?

A: The rehearsal dinner menu can be anything you’d like or anything that suits your budget. There’s no set menu.

Do you have a question about rehearsal dinner etiquette? Let us know with a comment. Whether it’s picking out the perfect rehearsal dinner dress or who to invite, Dimitra Designs will help you with all of your rehearsal dinner questions and problems.


The 2012 Alma Novia Wedding Gown Collection

Apr 27, 2012

We love our collection of Alma Novia dresses. These sleek, elegant and sophisticated gowns will surely make every bride look like a princess on her wedding day. With so many of these beautiful dresses to pick from, we decided to pick of some of our favorites to share with you.

Platinum Wedding Dress Alma Novia Saboya – The beautifully detailed neckline is complete with lace and beading that will shimmer when walking down the aisle. Our favorite part of this dress is the removable lace jacket that covers the upper body, allowing the bride to look elegant at the ceremony and have fun at the reception.

Enchanting Alma Novia Wedding Dress Sabor – This dress has a mermaid style with a soft ruffled skirt and a long train. The dress is topped off with a beautiful star flower appliqué at the hip, which adds the perfect touch.

Tiered A-Line Skirt Bridal Gown Sena – Stunning V-neckline with beaded empire waist detail, which flows into tiers down to the floor with a chapel style train. Add a tiara and people may actually mistake you for a princess.

Strapless Ball Bridal Gown Suspiro – A soft strapless top and beaded belt sits on top of a one of kind skirt, complete with lace appliqué designs on the overlaying piece of the bottom skirt. This dress will surely give the effect floating down the aisle to your soon-to-be husband.

Couture Bride Alma Novia Salomon – Stay simple and elegant all at once with this gorgeous V-neckline dress. Perfect for destination weddings or a Hollywood theme wedding. You will definitely hold everyone’s attention in this dress!

These are just some of our many favorite Alma Novia dresses that we have in stock. We have so many more dresses to share with you, take a look for yourself at For a surely elegant gown, you can’t go wrong with Alma Novia wedding dresses. Let us know which one is your favorite!


Choose the Right Wedding Dress Style for Your Wedding

Apr 18, 2012

You’re about to take the most important step of your entire life, marriage. With your impending nuptials comes the most important fashion decision you will ever make, choosing a wedding dress. Be prepared, and make sure you choose the right wedding dress for you.

You'll feel like a princess on your wedding day, wearing a ball gown wedding dress.

When you’re shopping for a wedding dress you need to know what type of dress you’re looking for. There are a few style options – the A-line, empire, column, ball gown, and mermaid.

Mermaid Wedding Dresses: This type of dress hugs the body, and fans out at the bottom around the calves. Since it’s so slim-fitting we recommend this style wedding dress for slender brides.

A-Line Wedding Dresses: An A-line dress adds height to the person wearing it, and it will also make you look slimmer.

Empire Wedding Dresses: This style dress draws attention to the neckline, and works best for brides who want to distract attention from their bust.

Column Wedding Dresses: If you want a wedding dress that will hug your curves and make you look taller, then a column styled wedding dress is just the dress for you.

Ball Gown Wedding Dresses: It’s your big day, and you’ll want to be the belle of the ball. What better way to do that then by wearing a ball gown wedding dress. This style dress usually has a full skirt and a slim fitting top.

When you shop Dimitra Designs you’ll find all of these wedding dress styles by popular designers, such as Alfred Angelo Bridal, Justin Alexander, and many more!


Love Is Blooming With 2012 Wedding Trends

Apr 6, 2012

Don’t you just love this time of year? The chill is slowly disappearing from the air, and the flowers are starting to blossom and bloom. Weddings are wonderful any time of year, but there’s something about a spring wedding that radiates romance. Maybe it’s the soft colors or maybe it’s the new flowers breathing life into the world. Whatever it is, you’ll be thrilled with this spring’s hottest wedding trends.

- As you plan your wedding think carefully about the colors you choose. Soft, romantic colors are so in this season. Think about using soft pinks, lavender, sea green, sky blue, etc.

- This spring’s wedding dress trends include fairytale type wedding dresses with layers of tulle, and sequin designs.

- Your love is in bloom, as it is in nature, so it’s perfectly understandable why this season’s wedding table fashions are all about decorating with beautiful flowers. For evening weddings and receptions, line tables with candles.

- As in the past, DIY wedding trends are big things spring. From favors to your wedding dress, there are many different DIY wedding ideas for your big day.

- Some of the flowers often used in spring weddings include, daisies, tulips, roses, and peonies.

What are some of your favorite spring wedding trends? Let us know with a comment, and check back with Dimitra Designs to keep up with the latest wedding news, trends, and information.