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    Welcome

    Wedding finery is wide open to personal preference. Maybe your wedding will be formal or a wedding at the beach, or perhaps you are going to use traditions from your ethnic and religious background.  The choice is yours.  There are many styles and types of fabrics to choose from. Check out different wedding headpieces, styles of shoes, accessories, etc. Check out the sections for the wedding party. Take the time to browse through this site to find the perfect attire for you and your wedding party.  What everyone will wear is one of the biggest and most enjoyable aspects of the planning of your wedding.

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    Men’s Wedding Attire

    Lets not forget the guys!  Some grooms think that the fashion decisions are only for the bride.  You need to decide what kind of tuxedo; formal, beach, informal, a tuxedo at all?  The wedding attire of the groom, as well as that of the other men in the bridal party should compliment the attire of the bride and her attendants with respect to the degree of formality and the time of day for the wedding ceremony.  Traditionally, the groom, best man, groomsmen, ushers and fathers dress alike, except the subtle difference in their accessories, style of shirt, tie, color of boutonnière, etc. Matching wedding attire should be worn by the…

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    Wedding Veils and Hats

    Another big decision is your wedding headpiece and veil. The headpiece should coordinate with your wedding dress. Wedding veils come in various lengths and styles. If you are wearing a formal wedding dress with a train you would choose a cathedral or chapel veil; for a street length casual wedding dress style a flyaway veil, one which brushes the shoulders, would be appropriate.

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    Wedding Shoes

    Coordinate your shoes to the style of your dress. Try to find a comfortable fit and a pair that you can walk in. If you never wear heels and you buy a pair of spike high heel shoes, you may be falling over as you walk down the aisle. Don’t forget you will be doing a good amount of standing during the ceremony, the receiving line, dancing at your reception, etc. Think about some comfort. Also coordinate the color to your wedding dress and don’t forget to coordinate the bridal attendants shoes to their dresses. Many style shoes can be dyed.

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    Hairstyles for a Wedding

    Don’t wait till the last minute to try different styles!  Know what style you want for the big day.  Make sure it is a style you are comfortable with, so you are not constantly playing with your hair or, trying to keep your hair in place or from falling down from an updo.  If you are going to have someone style your hair the day of the wedding; book ahead and give yourself enough time.

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    Wedding Dress

    Though you may want to shop around and try on dresses, you can get a great idea of what is out there on the internet. It’s a great chance to preview different styles. Keep in mind the size and type of wedding you want. For a formal wedding, you might want a long dress in an elegant fabric with a headpiece and veil. For an informal wedding you might choose what is tasteful and becoming to you. Keep in mind the time of year. You will want to wear fabrics that are appropriate and comfortable. Choose a design that is becoming to your figure, height and taste. Consider your budget.…