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What is my style? 5 things you should ask yourself.

When choosing your outfit and accessories for your big day, your personality counts for a lot. Make sure that what you are wearing on your wedding day is something that you are comfortable in and will flatter your shape.

Here are five questions to ask yourself when deciding what to wear:

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Footwear for Comfort

From the first step to the last dance, your wedding shoes make a huge impact on how comfortable you are throughout your special day. Some brides opt for skyscraper heels for a glamorous edge to their look, while others choose sandals for warm summer weddings; but in the quest for complete comfort and style, more and more brides-to-be are taking the alternative route and bringing a casual
element to their traditionally formal wedding attire.

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Second hand wedding dresses

There are now many places that you can buy a used dress from online, with dedicated sites where you can sell your own dress being  very common.
As well as popular sites such as eBay, charities such as Oxfam not only offer bridal sections within their shops, but also have dresses available online as well.

Oxfam Bridal Collection

Oxfam Bridal Collection

So why opt for a second hand dress?
The main reason will be to save money, with many dresses being sold at discounts of more than 50% off of the original retail price.

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It’s a nice day for a….red wedding

After all, red is the colour of passion and love so why not use this dramatic colour for your wedding theme! Red wouldn’t be many brides first choice or even second choice but hopefully these ideas will give you inspiration to channel the red vibe. Let’s start with the dress, yes a red wedding dress! There have been many different coloured gowns rocking the catwalk lately like blues and pinks but red seems to be the biggest coloured trend in 2014 which would be perfect for those braver brides. Celebrities such as Jessica Biel and Anne Hathaway have both turned their back on tradition by choosing coloured dresses so why not join them and make heads turn while you strut down the aisle.

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Shoe making with Hetty Rose

If you’re looking for a quirky hen night for you and your friends and more importantly love shoes, then shoe making with Hetty Rose is a brilliant idea as this one day class offers an unique experience to create you own pair of stunning shoes in their signature style! If it’s from flats to heels you will be able to choose from a variety of kimono fabrics to decorate and Hetty will be there to help you at every stage of the shoe making process.

Hetty Rose

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Marry in metallic!

Are you bored with all the wedding colour schemes? If yes then why not make a statement and have a metallic themed wedding which is great alternative twist from the normal colour schemes. Here are some ways to incorporate metallics into your day without breaking the bank! The dress is a great way to grasp the metallic theme; there have been stunning gold dresses rocking the catwalk from Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier. In many ways, wearing a gold dress can feel more special than a white one as it is very unique and can be more flattering with golden and olive skins tones.

Gold wedding dress

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The hottest veil trends

With all the focus on the wedding dress you may have pushed the veil to the back of your mind, but before you write off the idea all together have a read of the hottest veil trends for 2013 from the classic style to the completely original. If you’re having a vintage inspired wedding then a bird cage veil is the perfect choice, this type of veil is a trend that is rapidly gaining popularity and has been seen up down all of the catwalks. Travel back to the 1940’s where the classic netting is attached to a pillbox or hair disk, this style will make you look truly glamorous and help you channel the vintage vibe.

Birdcage veil

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Festival themed wedding

Love music, festivals, and live gigs? Then a festival themed wedding is perfect for you, surround yourselves with laughter, love, friends, family and an unhealthy dose of music. Festival themed weddings are a great alternative choice from a normal wedding and are becoming very popular with people who aren’t afraid to be unique! Here are some quirky ideas for those creative couples.

First you need to find the perfect venue, look for a festival friendly venue with plenty of space for dancing or how about glamping? Magical glamping offers for you and your guests to spend a night in one of the many luxury tents on offer, they provide tipis in Norfolk, Suffolk and the rest of the UK. Imagine waking up to the smell of fresh air, relaxing all day, enjoying a superb meal on the outdoor barbecue and sipping cocktails while watching the sun set. If you are interested in this then visit


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Elegant peplums

Peplums were seen all over the spring runways last September on skirts, dresses, and blouses. This trend is flattering because it creates an illusion of a small waist so why not incorporate it into your wedding dress!

peplum wedding dress

Peplum dresses are perfect for brides with curvy silhouettes as it slims down the waist and accentuates an hourglass figure. Also, this style is flattering for brides with straight bodies as it defines the waist and adds lots of volume to a straight up and down figure. This trend has been walking up and down the catwalks from designers like Marchesa, Reem Acra, and Oscar de la Renta so they will defiantly make you pretty in peplum!   

Top styling tips for your wedding dress

The wedding dress is one of the most important aspects of a brides wedding day so while wedding traditions dominate and some bridal styles never date, you’ll want your gown to look modern, stylish and probably follow some of the latest trends. Follow these tips to style your perfect wedding dress.


  1. Find the perfect shape – This is very important as finding the right shape will help you to feel comfortable on your big day and if it doesn’t fit your theme completely then you can always personalise it with embellishments.
  2. Remember less is more – Don’t go over the top with statement accessories, just focus on a few clever details in the right shape, size and colour.
  3. Strike a balance – You can concentrate on what each outfit will look like individually but remember to see how all the outfits look together including shape, colour and size as this will look great in photos.
  4. Body worries – If there’s an area of your body that you don’t want to draw attention to then don’t put detail on it or have a standout hair accessory or a bold bouquet so no one is look at your body worry.

Hopefully these tips will help you to style your wedding dress and make you feel body confident on your big day!


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