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Preparing for Your Wedding Day: If the Shoe Fits…

Wedding gown? Check!

Wedding venue? Check!

Gorgeous fiancé? Big Check!

Wedding shoes? Uhm… check?!

Here comes the bride, all dressed in white… feet sore and swollen. Wait… that’s not how the song goes. Of course not. Let’s take a step back… get it? Step back? Because were talking about shoes? (Anyway weird and corny joke aside).

Let’s take a step back to the moment when you selected the gorgeous white stiletto trimmed with shiny, glittery rhinestones to complement your off-the-shoulder, Morilee Blu mermaid dress, with a sweetheart neckline. They are gorgeous aren’t they? But the question is… Are they comfortable? Chance are, not really. Choosing the right shoes for your wedding day is very important.

Let’s look at the 5 commandments for choosing wedding day shoes.

1st Commandment: “Thou shalt not pick beauty over comfort”

Comfort should be the biggest factor when choosing your wedding shoes. This is simply because, there is a big chance that you’re going to be wearing these shoes the whole day. As a bride you want everything to be perfect or as close to perfect as possible on your big day, you don’t want to appear as doing the lean-back-waddle as you limp down the aisle, and let’s not get started on the photos, awkwardly smiling for the photos as you endure foot aches. Ouch!

2nd Commandment: “Thou shalt test thy shoes”

You’ve picked your shoes and you’ve paced a few steps back and forth, but in all honesty, this is far from being sufficient. Considering the fact that you will be wearing your wedding shoes throughout the whole day. You will have to walk down the aisle, stand for the vows, take photos and still dance during the reception. The test is simple, walk in your shoes for more than just a few seconds, try walking up a flight of stairs. Walk around on different surfaces, like the grass, the carpet, the wooden floor and of course, tiles. You don’t want to slip and fall on your wedding day, now, do you? Stand for a while whilst wearing them. If you and your hubby will be doing a little dance number, practice dancing in your shoes.

3rd Commandment: “Thou shalt choose shoes that can be worn more than once”

Finding a pair of shoes that not only looks good, but feels good as well is important. Not only that, they should also be durable. Choose shoes that you can be able to wear more than once. A pair that you can still wear to other occasions after the big day.

4th Commandment: “Thou shalt account for the weather and environment”

If you choose to say I do in an outdoor ceremony, on the sand or maybe on the grass, consider the fact that there may be a possibility of rain, this equates mud. Therefore, selecting something a little more practical like a wedge over a stiletto is advisable.

 

 

 

5th Commandment: “Thy personality and Style is key”

Don’t let your personality and sense of style get lost in the whole process. Stay true to you. If you like more bling or an off-white, ivory colour rather than the traditional white; go for it. It is your day after all.

If you’re not a stiletto person try a kitten heel. On the other end of the spectrum if you’re more of a 9inch stiletto, any day, all day type of girl, go for it. Whatever type of wedding day shoes you’re looking for, the friendly representatives at Cinderella’s Closet will be able to help you select your perfect shoes.

 

Types of Wedding Dresses

Wedding dress shopping – where to begin? Firstly, as a bride-to-be, you should focus on looking like the absolute best version of yourself on your wedding day. In addition, aside from your glimmering smile and bridal glow, your dress will be the main focus.

All women have different body types, this is why it is extremely important to start off the wedding dress hunt process by grasping the various dress silhouettes – as well as which body types they suite best. Let’s have a look at the various wedding gown silhouettes below:

Ball Gown

Commonly known as the fairy tale dress, with a fitted bodice and flairs at just above the waist with a full skirt. This gown is ideal for most body types, however looks the best on pear shaped body types, as it hides the lower body. Ball gowns are not fitting for petites; the skirt may be too overwhelming on a small frame.

A-line Resembling the silhouette of an uppercase “A”, these dresses have a fitted bodice to the waist and flows to the ground. A-line gowns are ideal for all body types.

Modified A-line – The skirt of these wedding gowns fits closer to the body than traditional A-line dresses. They are fitted on the hips and bodice, gradually flaring to the hem. These wedding dresses are ideal for all body types.

Trumpet – Contoured through the body and flaring at mid-thigh, this cut is between a modified A-line and mermaid cut. Trumpet gowns are best suited for frames with small waists, such as the hourglass.

Mermaid – Fitted on the bodice from the chest to the knee, then flares out by the knee. These gowns are ideal for slim frames as well as hourglass body types who are prepared to show off their curves.

Sheath – Narrow shaped gown that flows straight down from the neckline to the hem, sheath gowns are ideal for lean framed body types. These dresses are also suitable on hourglass figures willing to show off their curves, but not on pear shaped body types as this dress with accentuate inches and could be unflattering.

If you are searching for the perfect wedding dress, visit Cinderella’s Closet for a wide range of gowns. Enquire online today for more information!

 

Don’t stress yourself out deciding who should be your bridesmaid. Your wedding day should be about you after all.

Selecting your bridesmaids is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make once you’ve said yes to your Prince Charming. Think of your bridesmaids as you A-Team, your X-Men (women), your support group. They are there to help make your journey to the alter as smooth as possible.

Do you choose your cousin? Your varsity friends? Your childhood friend that you haven’t really seen since the high school reunion? Bae’s sister? STOP! Take a deep breath. Choosing the people who will stand next to you as you say “I do” to that drop-dead handsome hunk that is your soon-to-be husband seems like a daunting task, but don’t fret, we’ll help you navigate through this important part.

The rules are simple.

Rule #1: Think twice. Ask once.

Once you have asked cousin Gertrude (or anyone else for that matter) to be your bridesmaid, then that’s it. You can’t take it back. You cannot simply change your mind. As the kids say: “No Backsies!”. It might seem like a great idea to ask all your friends, sisters and cousins the second you get that diamond on your finger, it’s not! The best thing you can do is to give yourself time. One of the questions you should ask yourself during this process is… “Will I still be close to this person 10 years from now?” And if you’re on the fence about asking someone, them rather not. Trust your instincts.

Rule #2: Honesty is the Best Policy

What role do you want your bridesmaids to play in the planning of the wedding? Are they required to buy their own bridesmaids dresses? Are they required to attend all pre-wedding day parties? Will they be going wedding dress shopping with you? If you would like to have bridesmaids that are hands-on then it’s not the best ides to choose someone who lives far. Leave out friends who are unable to commit for any reason.

Rule #3: Family Matters

Yes, mom is right. Choose your sister to be one of the bridesmaids, even if you’re not very close. The reason for this is, your sister will be in your life well past your 20-year anniversary and asking her to be part of your X-Men (women) might bring you ladies closer. If you come from a big family and can’t possibly ask all your sisters to be bridesmaids, ask some of them to be part of the wedding by having them read your favourite love poem.

Once you’ve selected, you’re A-Team, the next step will be to shop for their bridesmaids’ dresses. Contact a consultant at Cinderella’s Closet for your unique bridesmaid dresses.