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Your White Dress Checklist (Newsflash: You Need More Than One!)

By Lisa Beth Miller Being engaged is an exciting time. It is a time to plan, shop, and shine like the fabulous fiancé that you deserve to be. Obviously, shopping for THE white (or white-ish) dress for the main wedding event is a huge deal. But have you thought about what to wear for all of the pre-wedding festivities? You have quite a few events to be excited about, and guess what? They will ALL be heavily photographed. So, start making the list of amazing white dresses that you will be needing! The Engagement Party Dress This is your big chance to acclimate everyone to the fact that you will soon be a bride! Find a fabulous white dress that is fresh, flattering, and family-friendly. Lots of pictures will be taken, so definitely take some test photos to be sure …

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Changing Up Your Look for the Reception

By Lisa Beth Miller Someone asked me this week if it was acceptable for a bride to completely change her look for the reception celebration. I answered with a definite “Yes!” Once all of the formal group pictures are taken, it is completely acceptable to switch looks for the reception! Here are a few ideas: The bride could, of course, change from her long gown to a shorter, edgier dress that is easier to wear while dancing. A whole new dress is not mandatory, but for some brides, it is a fun idea! I definitely recommend keeping dress #2 in the white or ivory color family in order to stay visible throughout the event. Also, keep the second dress choice classy and appropriate. Just because there is dancing at the reception does not mean the bride should put on her …

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