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Marvelous, Magnificently Modern Mother of the Bride Dresses

Mar 13, 2014

Many mothers spend so much time helping their daughters find their dream wedding dress that they forget they too will need something special for the occasion! Unfortunately, many bridal shops who offer mother of the bride dresses bring the same tired styles year after year. The bride should always take center stage at her wedding, and there’s no question that her gown is the most important of the day, but that doesn’t mean that the most special woman in her life shouldn’t look her beautiful best as well.

At Dimitra Designs, we offer mother of the bride dresses that are elegant, flattering, and fitting of such a momentous occasion. Unlike many of the dated designs you’ll find elsewhere, ours are fashionably modern and ready to shine in photographs and on the dance floor! This month we will be bringing the spotlight to some of our favorite mother of the bride and mother of the groom dresses, starting with these two…

Lady in Red: This stunning dress from Montage by Mon Cheri is for lovely ladies who aren’t afraid to shine! The removable bolero jacket is perfect for slipping on when the wind or air conditioning kicks up, and also adds a level of modesty that doesn’t interfere with the flattering, feminine lines. A two-piece fashioned from silk shantung, the brooch adds a touch of sparkle that draws the eye in at the gathered waist. Slimming and sophisticated, this mother of the bride dress is one to say ‘yes’ to!

Radiant in Ruffles: Allover ruching makes this VM Mori Lee mother of the bride dress sensationally flattering, but the true star of the show is the elaborate, artistic, oversized ruffles. A chic mermaid style that is fitted to follow your every curve, this grand gown is bursting with a bold and beautiful ruffle detail front and back. Elegant and enchanting was never so exciting!

Wedding Decals Can Make Your Day Special

Feb 27, 2014

Wedding DecalsWhen you get married, you want to announce your happiness to the world. That’s why most couples include various types of table favors and mementos to give to their guests. You may want to keep something, however, for yourself. Wedding decals are the ideal way to tell the world about your love and your special day. These fun bits aren’t something that you may think of acquiring for your wedding, especially when you have so many other details that need attention. However, at Dimitra Designs, we have a few wedding decals for announcing your marriage that you can place on the rear window of your limo, on your own car, or anyplace with a smooth surface.

One of the great things about acquiring a wedding decal at Dimitra Designs is that we have these items right here on our website and at our Greenville, South Carolina location. With a great graphic, such as our “Just Married” decal, you can make the most of your special day without spending a lot of money or time. Our removable decals are great for placement on vehicles, as well as other clear surfaces where you may want to broadcast your event.


Complete Your Look with Bridal Jewelry Sets

Feb 21, 2014

Bridal Jewelry SetsWhen you spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your wedding gown, you need quality accessories to go with it. While you don’t have to spend the same amount on bridal jewelry sets as you do on your dress, you should find well-made bridal necklaces, earrings, and other bridal jewelry that complement your wedding dress, hairstyle and most of all, look flattering. High quality crystals, rhinestone and pearls provide classic looks that go well with virtually any dress style.

Although you can buy items separately, why not make it easy on yourself by browsing through our selection of bridal jewelry sets? All items in these sets are coordinated, so you’ll be sure to have earrings and necklaces that match perfectly, giving you one less thing to stress over while planning your wedding. To complete your look, add an elegant bridal bracelet to adorn your arm and call attention to your new wedding ring.

Don’t panic if you’re not sure what will go well with your dress. At Dimitra Designs, our consultants have years of experience and will be able to offer you suggestions on what looks good with contemporary to classic gowns as well as what looks good on you.


Dimitra Designs, Dressing Brides from Head to Toe

Feb 13, 2014

Bridal ShoesOne of the most important, but often overlooked, parts of a brides wedding day wardrobe are bridal shoes. When all the attention goes into finding the ideal bridal gown, not to mention selecting bridesmaid dresses, flower girl gowns and all of the necessary alterations that must happen. Instead of going from one store to the next, Dimitra Designs has a wonderful selection of bridal shoes for your big day! What you put on your feet is just as important as your dress. After all, if your feet hurt, how can you produce that dazzling smile that you’ll see for the rest of your life in photos of the big day?

When selecting your bridal shoes, make sure the style is right for you. If you’re someone who wears flats all the time, don’t force yourself into wearing four-inch heels. Similarly, if open-toed sandals aren’t your thing, go with a simple pump. The important thing to remember is that your shoes express your own individual style. Our expert consultants are here to help. Make sure you have your feet measured properly and keep in mind that sizes vary amongst manufacturers. It’s not unusual to need a larger size for comfort. Visit to request an appointment for your bridal consultation!


Look Sharp and Stylish in Men’s Wedding Tuxedos

Feb 7, 2014

Men's Wedding TuxedosAlthough everyone’s eyes will be on the bride, when you’re standing next to your lovely new wife, their eyes are on you as well. You should look as stunning as she does for the wedding ceremony, wedding photos, and reception. That’s why here, at Dimitra Designs we carry the latest and best in men’s wedding tuxedos so you can look sharp and stylish on your wedding day.

Take a look through our fantastic selection of designer tuxedos and tuxedo accessories. We have all of the latest styles from designers, such as Calvin Klein tuxedos, Ralph Lauren tuxedos, Allure Men by Jean Yves, Stephen Geoffrey tuxedos, Tony Bowls tuxedos, and Andrew Fezza tuxedos. All the latest colors are here, including traditional black and white, along with grey, blue, brown and ivory men’s wedding tuxedos. We also have every cut and style imaginable, designed to fit your wedding theme, your groomsmen and most importantly, your budget.

Our experienced formal wear consultants will help guide you through tuxedo selection and fit so that you and your wedding party will look your best on the big day. Dimitra Designs also has tuxedo accessories and suits for ring bearers. When it comes to looking sharp and stylish on your wedding day, there’s no better place to turn than!


Celebrating a February Wedding with Amethyst Accents

Jan 24, 2014

February is the month of the Amethyst, a delicate purple semi-precious gemstone that has long been valued for its beauty and splendor, particularly among royalty. If you’re having a wedding this February and are looking for an appropriately stunning theme, you can’t go wrong with this regal color! Here are a few of the ways you can incorporate amethyst into your wedding. 


No wedding is complete without flowers, and there is a large array of choices for your amethyst-themed wedding. Lively asters, supple purple roses, succulent hyacinths, and luscious lilies are just a few of examples of these living gems. However, you don’t have to be restricted to just using them in your wedding ceremony or reception decor. Think outside of the box and consider using amethyst-colored flowers in your wedding bouquet, bridesmaid dresses and even in the petals that the flower girl will sprinkled upon the aisle.


Choosing the right dresses for yourself and your supporting cast can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. One selection that’s sure to turn heads is the exquisite Sophia Tolli Y2713 wedding gown! Of course, you can’t forget the accessories. A pair of long pear drop chandelier evening earrings will help accentuate the look, especially when paired with amethyst hair accessories. With everyone wearing their February best, your big day will look like an imperial affair.


Feel Like a Princess with Christina Wu Wedding Dresses

Jan 17, 2014

If you want to feel like a princess on your wedding day, the dress you wear may help. Christina Wu wedding dresses from the House of Wu Bridal Collection are designed to make you feel like royalty on your wedding day. Christina Wu has been a premier brand in the wedding dress industry for more than 20 years, and while styles change over the years, the exquisite quality and detail in the dresses from this brand never will.

The delicate embroidery and hand-beadwork on Christina Wu wedding dresses will draw the gaze of everyone who sees them, which ensures that you will be the center of attention on your special day. With wide, flowing skirts and flattering bodices, these dresses come straight from your wedding fantasies. Whether you’ve dreamed of a fairy tale wedding since your childhood or have just started thinking about the type of wedding dress you want, you’ll find the perfect bridal gown among the Christina Wu Bridal Collection.

You may only have one wedding in your lifetime. With the right dress, you’ll look like a princess. Why not make your day memorable by wearing a wedding dress you will never forget from the acclaimed designer, Christina Wu?


Choosing the Perfect Flower Girl Dress

Jan 10, 2014

Many large weddings, particularly those here in the south, have flower girls as part of the bridal party. Including the youngest member of your family or your fiancé’s family is a charming way to remember your special day. Often, flower girls are dressed as mini versions of the bride, in a white or ivory dress, with a contrasting sash that matches the color of the bridesmaid’s dresses.

Here at Dimitra Designs, we can help you find the ideal flower girl dress for your wedding, and ensure that both you and the youngest member of your bridal party will look beautiful and be happy. When choosing a flower girl dress, make sure that you stay with the style of the wedding. If you have a formal wedding, your flower girl’s dress also needs to be formal. In addition to keeping with your color theme, make sure the dress you choose is not too long, is comfortable and wrinkle-resistant.

Remember that little girls do not stay put very long and you want to keep her looking nice as long as possible. Make sure that both your flower girl and her parents like the dress, as this little detail will go a long way on your wedding day.


Now That’s What I Call Marriage: Volume 6

Jan 3, 2014

While you’re busy busting a move on the dance floor, the music will be interrupted a few times. One of these times will be for the garter toss. Dimitra Designs has some great ideas for songs to make this fun wedding tradition even livelier. As the groomsmen line up wearing their wedding tuxedos, they’ll love getting their groove on to these songs! Garter Toss Playlist

  1. “Another One Bites the Dust” – Queen
  2. “Legs” – ZZ Top
  3. “U Can’t Touch This” – M.C. Hammer
  4. “Big Pimpin’” – Jay-Z Feat. Ugk
  5. “Whatta Man” – Salt-N-Pepa
  6. “Sharp Dressed Man” – ZZ Top
  7. “A Little Less Conversation” – Elvis Presley
  8. “Girls” – Beastie Boys
  9. “American Woman” – Lenny Kravitz
  10. “Slow Jamz” – Kanye West
  11. “Pony” – Ginuwine
  12. “Some Guys Have All the Luck” – Rod Stewart
  13. “Keep Your Hands to Yourself” – Georgia Satellites
  14. “Black Betty” – Ram Jam
  15. “Born to be a Bachelor” – Gaelic Storm
  16. “Bad Boyz” – Inner Circle
  17. “Welcome to the Jungle” – Guns ‘N’ Roses
  18. “Pretty Fly for a White Guy” – Offspring
  19. “Get Lucky” – Daft Punk
  20. “Suit and Tie” – Justin Timberlake
  21. “Too Close” – Next

What song would you play during the garter toss? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


Dimitra Designs Top Blog Posts of 2013: Part 2

Dec 31, 2013

Last week, we started counting down the top ten blog posts of 2013. This week, we’re going through the top five most popular blog posts of 2013. From Wedding Timeline Checklists to tips for choosing the perfect bridal dress, we’ve covered it all! 

5. Wedding Timeline Checklist: 12 – 10 Months before the Wedding: Planning a wedding can be tough, but our handy Wedding Timeline Checklist can help you out! Print out these checklists and start checking off tasks on your wedding to do list.

4. Wedding Timeline Checklist: 1 Month – 1 Week before the Wedding: Number four on our countdown is another one of our Wedding Timeline Checklists. This checklist includes tasks that should be completed one month to one week before the wedding.

3. Now that’s What I Call Marriage: – Volume 1: Every month, Dimitra Designs comes out with a new volume of Now That’s What I Call Marriage! Volume 1 of these playlists includes heartfelt songs for a memorable father/daughter dance.

2. Wedding Timeline Checklist: 9 – 6 Months before the Wedding: There are many things to do nine to six months before your wedding, and this Wedding Timeline Checklist will help you keep track of what’s been done and what hasn’t.

1. Choosing the Best Dress for Your Wedding Rehearsal Dinner: Our most popular blog post of 2013 features tips for helping the bride choose the perfect dress for her wedding rehearsal dinner.

Which blog post was your favorite, and what would you like to see us writing about in 2014? Let us know by commenting below!