How to choose the perfect Simple Wedding Dress

They say “Less is more” and the truth is that there is nothing more elegant than simplicity. When it comes to your wedding day, you will want to look (and to feel) feminine, elegant and beautiful and going for a simple wedding dress is one of the best ways possible to achieve this.

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However, choosing the perfect simple wedding gown is much trickier than it will feel at first, especially because you will want to make sure that “simple” is not the same as “dull” in your case. To help you out, we have put together a list of tips that will lead you to that one perfect dress that suits you like a glove from all points of view.

  • Simplicity does not necessarily have to mean “no embellishments at all”. A bit of lace, some embroidery or a splash of color could add a lot to the simplest dress possible.
  • Think of your body shape and of what kind of cut will look good on you. For instance, if you are quite tall, you will want to search for a very long, floor-sweeping dress because this will accentuate your graceful figure.
  • White comes in many shades these days – even when it comes to wedding gowns. From cream white to ivory white and from snow white to blush pink, there is a huge variety of shades you can choose from. Pick one that really compliments your skin and your eyes!

For a beautiful variety of simple and elegant wedding dresses, don’t forget about Fantasy Bridal. Our collection is bound to astonish and surprise you and we are more than certain that you’ll get to love at least one of our dresses! Come visit us, take a look and find your ideal wedding gown!

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Choose the right wedding dress undergarment that will flatter you

You’ve found the perfect dress, now you need the perfect undergarments to accentuate and flatter your body type.  With such broad choices out there, we thought we’d share a few wedding dress undergarment secrets with you.

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If you’re wearing a:

  • Backless wedding dress – A backless dress typically has a higher front which means that lift in your chest area is going to be important.  In many boutiques you’ll find bras that stick to your breasts and give the lift you’ll need.  Another option for wedding underwear underneath a backless dress is a backless bra with see-through straps.
  • Fishtail skirt – The fishtail skirt is the perfect shape to show off your sexy curves.   Enhance your figure with a seamless push-up bra or wedding corset.
  • Wedding dress with sleeves – You can wear virtually any type of undergarments with this type of wedding dress, so go for comfort.  To keep everything tight and in control, a bust-shaping body slip will do the trick
  • Bias-cut wedding dress – Wedding underwear is extremely important with this type of dress due to the fact that it hugs your body tightly. Because the dress is so form-fitting, look for a bra that boosts and enhances.
  • Spaghetti straps and a full skirt – You also have a lot of options with this type of wedding dress.  Find seamless and smooth undergarments for a perfect look.
  • Halter-top wedding dress – Although these types of wedding dresses are popular, you’ll need a halter-top bra or a bustier.  These types of undergarments are easy to find, since halter tops are so popular.  Try on several, and choose the most comfortable one that lifts and enhances.

Always remember to bring your undergarments with you when you are going for your final wedding dress fitting. Please visit Fantasy Bridal with all of your wedding dress needs.

Referrals Will Get You a Gown for FREE!

We all know just how pricy weddings can get. According to what you want for your wedding and according to the number of guests you will have, this big day can cost you up to $10,000. Sure, most of the couples don’t spend nearly as much as that, but even so, a wedding can get expensive.

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Thus, you will definitely enjoy every opportunity you get to make sure that you save some money. Your wedding gown is obviously important, but it can also be one of the most costly things on your list as well. At Fantasy Bridal, we want to make things easier on you and this is why we have come up with an offer you simply cannot refuse. Here are the things you should know about it:

  • If you manage to refer 8 brides to buy their dresses from us, we have a special bonus for you! You will receive no less than 100% discount on your own wedding gown!
  • The discount does not include the sales tax and the alterations you may want to make to your dress, but even so, it is a great deal to take into consideration.
  • Convince your friends that our weddings are the very best out there and you’ll win your dress for free.
  • We have a superb collection of gowns in store for you and one of them will definitely suit you like a glove – so why not take advantage of this offer and get a free wedding gown?

If you want to find out more about the beautiful dresses we have gathered in our collection or if you simply want to find out more about this offer, visit Fantasy Bridal’s shop. You’ll be amazed at the gorgeous variety of splendid dresses we have in store for you!

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Get Angelina Jolie wedding dress look

There is no trace of doubt over the fact that Angelina Jolie is one of the most beautiful women in the world of show-biz. We all love her: feminine, beautiful, sexy and always there to fight for a noble cause, Angelina is a source of inspiration for women from all over the world.

Now that she is finally tying the knot with Brad Pitt, everybody is excited about the big moment. As you would expect it, Angelina chose to be completely unique with her wedding and did everything in secret (unlike some of her show-biz “workmates”).  Rumor has it that aside from their children, there were only 20 other guests at the wedding and even more, that Pitt borrowed his tie from one of his sons.

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Yes, her wedding dress was absolutely superb and we all loved it – and yes, as you would expect it as well, it was completely unique as well. Angeline Jolie was dressed elegantly in a very simple white dress with thin straps and with a wedding veil carefully decorated by her…children. She walked down the aisle on the sound of Brad, her children and the other guests humming “Here Comes the Bride” and she walked out of the chapel a married lady marching on the famous “Wedding March”.

How can you borrow her style? It is as simple as this:

  • Pick the simplest wedding dress you can find. Make sure it fits your body shape and that it comes in a shade of white that complements your skin.
  • If you have kids, nephews or very young siblings, allow them to play around with the wedding veil – it will look absolutely adorable!
  • Be simple and efficient with the other accessories as well: a pair of discrete earrings will be more than enough and a very simple up-do will accentuate your natural beauty.

Visit Fantasy Bridal for dresses that are simple and beautiful at the same time – accessorize them right and you will be just like drop-dead gorgeous Angelina on your big day!

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Wedding veils 101

The magic day of your wedding is slowly approaching but you have no idea how your veil should look like? Don’t worry, things are much easier than they appear at first and there is absolutely no reason for you to stress out on this.
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Yes, your wedding veil is important, but choosing it should not be a chore. If you have chosen a location for your wedding and if you have also chosen your dress, this decision should come much easier. Even so, we have put together a short list of the things you may want to take into consideration when it comes to your wedding veil – hopefully, they will make this job much easier for you!
• The style of your wedding veil is usually dictated by the location of your wedding and by the dress itself. For instance, if you have a satin or silk wedding dress, it may not look great with a veil made entirely out of lace, but it can look amazing with other types of veil. Just try different styles on and settle on that which looks best with the dress.
• You should also take into consideration the length of your veil. If you are planning an outdoor wedding of any kind (beach, rustic, etc.), you should make sure that the veil will not make you feel uncomfortable.
• Furthermore, if you plan on dancing (and you will) and if you want to keep your veil on for the reception as well, you should definitely pick one that does not go longer than your foot calves.
• If you want a veil that will cover just your face, that is perfectly fine! It will be comfortable, but it will still add that air of “mystery” we all love on brides.
• Also, no wedding veil at all is perfectly fine too. If you don’t want to wear it, nobody should have the right to force you into it!
Fantasy Bridal can provide you with a wonderful range of wedding gowns and veils. Come visit us and you may fall in love with one of our superb items!
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Choose the Right Gown for your Body Shape

There is no such thing as someone who is not beautiful! We are all stunning, gorgeous and worthy of all the attention possible – and even more so on our wedding day!

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Truth be told, every single bride can look absolutely gorgeous if she makes sure to make the right choices when it comes to her dress. If you are confused on how to choose a dress that will make you look simply beautiful, the best way to go around it is to take a look in the mirror and see exactly what kind of shape your body has. According to this, you can choose the perfect dress if you take into consideration the following tips:

  • Ladies who are larger on the bottom part (pear-shaped) should focus on dresses that have the bottom tailored in an A-line. This kind of skirt can make you look taller and leaner on the bottom part, making you more proportionate and beautiful.
  • If you are an apple-shaped lady with larger bust, you should focus on making sure that your dress shows just enough of your cleavage. Choose a scooped décolletage to make sure that you underline this great quality, but that you are not showing too much of it. If you want a strapless dress, make sure you don’t go for a straight-line one because that will make your chest appear too big.
  • If you are tall, you should choose a dress that emphasizes that with a higher waistline and with a floor-sweeping hem. These types of dresses look elegant and graceful and they will definitely compliment your body!
  • If your body is very thin and straight, you have to create curves with the help of your dress. This is very easy to do if you choose a dress with focus on the breasts and that hugs your hips very tightly (you can even go for the stunning mermaid-type of dress).

Come visit Fantasy Bridal and find the perfect body for your body’s shape! We have dresses to fit everyone both from the point of view of your body shape and from the point of view of the style you want!

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Is Wearing White a must?

Weddings are wonderful moments in one’s life and they deserve being celebrated. However, many times brides (and couples in general) get stuck in traditional rules that do not make much sense these days.

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The white wedding dress is one of these rules. Back when purity was an absolute must for a new marriage (and when it was even “tested”), a white dress was a symbol of a girl’s innocence. However, nowadays we care less about this kind of things and we acknowledge the fact that the color of a bride’s dress should not send any other message than “she’s gorgeous”.

No, wearing white is not a “must”- or at least not unless you want to go 100% traditional. In fact, you can wear whatever you want because, after all, this is your big day and not anybody else’s and you deserve to feel beautiful, comfortable and loved no matter what. If you plan on not wearing white, here are some nice alternatives:

  • Pastel colors and cream-colored dresses can be somewhere at the border between traditional and modern, so if that is what you are aiming for, then go for it! Pastel pink and green, as well cream and “dirty white” – all these colors can look gorgeous on a wedding dress!
  • Just a splash of color on your dress can work perfectly too. For example, you can choose to have a white dress with a red ribbon or with a deep blue pair of shoes if you want to!
  • You can go fully colored too! Red dresses, blue dresses and even multi-colored dresses are more commonly encountered these days and there is nobody who can tell you that you can’t wear one too!

Fantasy Bridal has a superb collection of wedding dresses and one of them may be your “The One”. Beautiful, delicate and stunning, our dresses can make for almost any kind of wish you may have when it comes to your big day!

Brides show off your Ink, and ROCK that dress

Choosing a wedding dress can be stressful from many points of view and it is very likely that the entire process will make you explode with fury if you can’t seem to find that one dress to fit into all the “criteria”: to make you look gorgeous, to fit on your body, to have a great style and to hide any imperfections you may have.

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In fact, you should actually forget about the word “imperfection” and focus on finding a wedding dress that makes you look beautiful without making you look completely differently than who you are. Of course, you may want to work out and lose those muffin tops a bit if you don’t feel comfortable about them, but other than that, make sure you don’t try to hide anything just because it is socially “unacceptable”.

One of the many things many bride struggle hide at their wedding is their tattoos. Here’s something you should definitely bear in mind about this: your tattoos are nothing to hide and there are many, many reasons for which they are the last thing you should worry about on your wedding day. Here are some of the reasons you should definitely forget about those tattoos and wear them with grace and pride:

  • They are beautiful works of art and they deserve to be there on your big day
  • You got them with a reason when you did and you should be proud of it!
  • They most likely mean something to you
  • They can actually make a wedding dress look unique and beautiful
  • There are plenty of wedding dress designs to allow you to show your body art regardless of where they are inked: on the cleavage, on the back, on the neck, on the hands or even on the legs.untitled

For a gorgeous collection of wedding gowns and accessories, visit Fantasy Bridal and take a look at our wide range of options – you will definitely find that one dress that will “love” everything about you and will make you look stunning from head to toes!

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TOP 10 Most SHOCKING Wedding Dress Myths

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When you decide to get married, you will find that there is no shortage of people ready and willing to give you advice on what does and does not constitute the perfect dress. We unpick a few of the most shocking wedding dress myths, so you don’t have to.

1. It’s a wedding “dress”

It doesn’t have to be. A crisp white suit, or a shirt and top combo can look just as elegant and special as a traditional white dress.

2. “Married in red, better off dead”

Who says you have to get married in white? Make a statement in red and really let your personality shine through.

3. “Heels are a must”

No they aren’t. Choose a comfy pair of white ballet shoes instead, or bling up some sneakers with stick on diamantes.

4. “You can’t buy off the rail”

Yes, your wedding dress is special, and yes it would be nice to have a one of a kind piece. But this just isn’t financially feasible for most brides. Buy off the rail and customize it with your own style if you must.

5. “You must cover up your tattoos”

Why? Your tattoos are a part of who you are, so show them off with a wedding dress which is cut in all the right places.

6. “Don’t buy the first dress you see”

You can spend months shopping for a wedding dress, but if you fall in love at first sight why wait?

7. “You better not lose/gain weight before the big day!”

Even if your wedding dress is made to measure, it can be altered right up the last minute. Alternatively, there’s always Spanx!

8. “Don’t show cleavage”

If Kate Middleton can walk down the aisle in a low cut dress, so can you.

9. “Cover your face with a veil”

This is an old tradition which you may or may not wish to adhere to. It’s not as if your groom hasn’t seen your face before.

10. “Don’t choose a satin dress”

There is actually some truth to this, as satin will crease the moment you sit down. But if you want a satin gown – go for it!

Whether you are looking for a traditional dress or something completely different, Fantasy Bridal is here to help!

A Guide to Quick Fixes When Your Wedding Gown is Too Tight

It is essential to note that planning a wedding is quite a stressful affair that has its toll on your body. This means that the added stress may be the main cause of adding on or losing weight during the wedding planning process.

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Most brides have their wedding gowns designed and made as early as possible.  Well your body can change quite a bit during that time.

On the day of the wedding all that you should be concerned about is having fun. A wedding gown that won’t fit can be quite stressful and take away from the joy of the day. It goes without saying, having a way to quickly fix any unexpected inconveniences and in this case wedding gowns that won’t fit, is highly important.

At this point, on your wedding day, you can rely on two quick solutions;

  •  Tight fitting wedding gowns can be corrected by pulling the zipper up as high as it will comfortably go and then use a needle and thread or pin to hold it in place safely. The remaining upper part can be covered using your veil.
  • Place same-color fabric between your dress and your skin and use double-sided dress tape to hold the fabric and top in place.

Expensive wedding gowns can also be ruined from the above treatment; it is, therefore, better to have a local Murray wedding dress shop such as Fantasy Bridal address the problem and ensure your wedding is free from any embarrassments and distractions associated with risky do-it-yourself fixes.  But in a bind when nothing else is available, these tips should solve the problem.