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What’s A Mother Of The Bride Or Groom To Wear?

by Lisa Beth Miller Nowadays, the role of the mother of the bride is changing. She is a fashionable woman who not only wants to express her personal style at her daughter’s wedding, she wants to make a fashion statement, feel comfortable, and shine like the star that she is on this special day. Mothers (of the bride OR groom) are cherished guests of honor and often hosts of a wedding. They are NOT required to wear dresses to match or coordinate exactly with the bridesmaids! They should also never be pressured to wear beige or to “blend into the background.” Mothers deserve to look their absolute best on this very important day. Here are a few guidelines for dress shopping for mothers: The mother of the bride no longer has to wear a gown that sweeps the ground. Now, more than ever before, the mother of the bride is …

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Just Say “I Do” – Historic Rosemont Manor’s Premier Bridal Show

Get whisked away on a carriage ride, indulge in freshly made gelato, and unwind with a relaxing massage, all while visiting with more than 40 wedding vendors. You will find all this and more at “Just Say I Do” Historic Rosemont Manor’s premier bridal show in Berryville, Virginia. Schedule one-on-one appointments with vendors and enter to win exciting prizes, including a FREE venue for a Sunday wedding. To find out more, visit Rosemont’s Facebook page or call 703-TRY-LOVE.

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Dos and Don’ts for Saying “I Do”

Use the following Dos & Don’ts and you’ll have all your fashionable “ducks in a row:” 1. DO choose accessories that work with your dress style. Don’t wear an elaborate necklace with a gown that features an already adorned neckline. For a sleeveless dress, try a simple bracelet rather than big bangles. Avoid excessive hand jewelry – keep a clean pallet so your wedding ring will shine. 2. DON’T over accessorize. The only distraction from the dress should be your glowing face. All accessories should complement the dress – not compete with it. 3. DO keep jewelry classic, yet elegant. Pearls, diamonds, neutral-colored metals and stones are always safe choices. You may choose to abandon this rule for themed weddings, or if your dress is non-traditional or avant-garde. 4. DON’T distract from beautiful hairstyles with too much “stuff.” Consider jeweled hair pins, a mother-of-pearl comb or a diamond tiara – and just choose one. 5. DO enhance a backless …

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