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When to Say No to the Dress (+ Real Bride Tips!)

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Emma Arendoski

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Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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You always hear about people saying yes to the dress, but what about saying no? It’s tough to say no sometimes, but it’s so essential to one’s happiness. Why say yes to a dress you’re not totally, 100% in love with? After all, you get to pick one dress… so make it a good one. Today we’re sharing three tips on when to say no to the dress, along with an exciting Real Bride update with EB Bride Blogger, Vanessa. Hint: She said yes to her dress– and she’s got some tips to help you do the same! Enjoy!

When to Say No to the Dress (+ Real Bride Tips!)

When to Say No to the Dress

Say NO to the Dress If… it doesn’t make you feel absolutely beautiful.

If the dress doesn’t make you feel totally gorgeous, guess what? It’s NOT the one! Simple as that.

Say NO to the Dress If… it’s only because of a style you always wanted

Don’t fall into the trap of shopping only for the dress style you THINK you want. Be sure to try on styles even if you don’t think they’d look good on you. You might be surprised! Vanessa, one of our EB Real Bride Bloggers, gives this advice to brides after she tried on her dresses. “My advice is to try on as many styles as possible at your first stop. I found that styles I originally loved were not really for me after all, and by your second stop you will have a better idea of what you want!”

Say NO to the Dress If… you have doubts.

If you really like a dress, but you’re not 100% sure it’s The One, sleep on it. Walk away and think it over. If you find yourself dreaming about it days later, go back and try it on again. Then you’ll know for sure.

EB TIP: How do you know when it’s the perfect dress? Well, you won’t want to take it off. :)

Real Bride Update: Vanessa Finds Her Dress!

We’re happy to report that EB Bride Blogger, Vanessa, has found her wedding dress!

UPDATE

Vanessa gives us some tips + an update:

“I found my dress! That was really exciting because I thought that process might be really time-consuming, but the fourth dress I tried on at the second store was The One. Also, don’t forget to look online ahead of time and bookmark photos of the styles you want. My mom printed photos of every dress I wanted to try on and placed them in the order of what I liked best — this saved so much time, since bridal appointments fly by!”

Great tips, Vanessa!

Well, what does it look like?!?

I know, we’re dying to know, too! However, Vanessa is keeping her dress a secret, and we don’t blame her– we wouldn’t want her groom to see it before the wedding! We even know where she bought it, but we think that might give it away so our lips are sealed!

Have you found your dress yet?

Tell us your successes (and failures!) of wedding dress shopping so far. We’d love to hear from you!

xo
-E.

Gown Alert: Petal Wedding Dress (+ On Sale!)

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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I spotted this gorgeous petal wedding dress over at BHLDN and it caught my eye immediately (and not just because it’s named The Emma, which I admit is pretty awesome.) What really got my attention was its petal-like design which was made to resemble cherry blossoms. The petals are created with glass beading and airy tulle, then hand-appliqued to the dress. You can get this dress in shades of pink–almost an ombre effect, I’d say–or pure ivory. It’s even on sale now! Here, take a look:

petal wedding dress in ivory

Emma Gown

Petal Wedding Dress

Here’s the beauty in blush…

Emma Gown


Emma Gown

… and ivory…

Emma Gown


Emma Gown

All together now!

Go + Get It!

Want this dress? Check out the Emma Gown! You’ll also find more dresses including Bridesmaid Dresses she’ll wear again! Explore BHLDN >

xo
-E.

Giveaway: Win a Flower Girl Dress with Short Sleeves

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Emma Arendoski

CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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Are you looking for a flower girl dress with short sleeves? You’ve come to the right place! We’re excited to share the brand new peasant style flower girl dress with short sleeves (and ruffles!) by our friend Jen of Everything Ruffles. These flower girl dresses are so cute — the hardest part will be figuring out which color to pick!

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Giveaway!

PLUS, for a limited time (through 1/20), we’re giving away one flower girl dress with short sleeves to one lucky reader! Find out the full details below!

Flower Girl Dress with Short Sleeves

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Win a Flower Girl Dress!

➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!

o Enter between 1/14/15-1/20/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: One (1) Flower Girl Dress with Short Sleeves from Everything Ruffles

This long ruffle flower girl dress features layers of ruffles with a gathered neckline and pretty gathered short sleeves. The color is champagne with an ivory sash and it comes in girls sizes 3T to 10.

o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Shipping is included to U.S. and Canada only.
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $126 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter…

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xo
-E.

Lace and Pearl Bridal Sash

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CEO/Editor at Emmaline Bride
Blogger, author, wife + mother. I love coffee, DIY, handmade + all things wedding. Check out my books: "The Handcrafted Wedding" (2012) and "The Inspired Wedding" (2014). You can also find me blogging at Emmaline Baby.
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We spotted this gorgeous lace and pearl bridal sash over at Shea Nicole Designs and we love it! It features a pearl and lace applique on a satin ribbon. If you’ve found the perfect wedding gown but want to add your own personalized touch, a dress sash is one way to do it! Take a peek:

Go + Get It!

You can see more about this sash and view other gorgeous designs here.

xo
-E.