Tips for Finding the Right Dress to Compliment Your Body

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You want your wedding to be everything that you have always dreamed of and more. That means finding a dress that is really going to make some jaws drop across the room. When you are shopping, there are a few things that you should think about, and one of them is definitely comfort! Let’s be real here, you should want to spend the hours of your wedding in a dress that feels good when you wear it.  But because every bride comes in different shapes and sizes, no two dresses will look the same every bride. This is why it’s so important to find dresses that will compliment your body. If you are still searching for the perfect wedding dress for your body type, keep reading for some helpful tips! 

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Have fun playing with a lot of shapes on top, especially if you have a smaller chest area!  A high neck with a halter top works wonders if you are looking to elongate your shoulders and look a bit curvier as your dress flows. 

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Bustier on Top 

If you are working with a little bit more up top, V-necks are amazing! A fit and flare style is great on the bottom because it gives you a bit more shape to balance out the top portion of your body. You will look like a dazzling mermaid as you have your first dance! 

Curvy 

Show off your gorgeous curves, and VaVaVoom shape with a fit and flare style dress! Long sleeves compliment this well because you can hide bit of skin while still feeling covered up and put together! This is a great way to balance out your look for the evening! 

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Corset tops are a great option because they support and provide definition at the waist. A-Lines are another great choise. In fact, many designers say that A-Line gowns look great on every body type! We recommend not adding too much volume on the bottom to keep it elegant and simple. Feel radiant as you snap some photos with family and friends! 

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A little tip that definitely goes a long way is to focus on the things that you love most about your body. This will help you land that perfect dress that you have been dreaming of, as well as have a lot of fun doing so!

If you are still searching for the perfect wedding dress, don’t forget to schedule your appointment at Savvi NC. We guarantee you will love every second you spend with us. We guarantee you will walk out of our store with a dress you truly and utterly LOVE. 

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Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

There’s a lot that goes into planning the perfect wedding of your dreams. It’s your one special day, and you want to make sure that you create memories that will last for years to come. Obviously, you want to look great, and one of the main things that can take a while is finding the perfect the dress. After the “I do’s” have been said, the first dance has passed, and your guests have showered you with love and good fortune, you will be happy that you chose the perfect fit.  Many brides see this as a very stressful process, but if you know where to look, this can turn into quite a fun experience.

This week is The National Bridal Sales Event, a once a year event where brides can choose from a large selection of gowns at deeply discounted prices and take them home right away.  In honor of The National Bridal Sales Event, we asked a number of recent brides about their experiences and how best to prepare for the Big Day. They gave us a few tips that we’re going to share with you below. 

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Try a Bit of Everything 

Try on as many dress as you need, you may be surprised. One bride told us that she went into the bridal shop and found a dress that was the complete opposite of what she thought she wanted. It turns out that she actually loved it, and to top that off, it looked beautiful in her bridal photos as well. Once the dress comes off the hanger, it will have a completely different shape, which is why it is important to have many options. 

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Cameras

Many stores do not permit picture taking, but if they do, then snap away.  Snapping a few pics on your phone can help you get a good visual of what the dress looks like on you from all angles. We spoke with one bride that said, “It was great to be able to share some photos with close friends and relatives.” Not only was she able to get a better idea of what works best, this allowed them to feel like they were a part of the decision-making process. 

Listen to Your Heart 

This sounds like a pretty obviously one, and yet many women can often feel pressured or even overwhelmed. Imagine finding a dress that you love, only to see how another dress may look on someone else. You may start second guessing yourself, which is all too common. Some advice from one of our other bride’s is DON’T do that. She explains how she almost missed out on an amazing dress but chose to go with her gut instead. She says, “If it’s there, and you love it, buy it!” Look no further! Your dream dress may be the first dress you try on, you never know. 

Know Your Budget

One recent bride told us how she was almost in tears after falling in love with a dress and then realizing it was outside her budget.  Fortunately, after talking things over with her parents and fiancé, they figured out a way to adjust their budget to fit the dress by trimming back a bit on other things like flowers and catering.  But her advice was to know your budget and avoid trying on dresses that are unrealistically outside your price range.  Unless you are one of the few fortunate enough to have no limits, budgeting is important part of planning a successful wedding.  These days, there are many great options at different price points, and there’s nothing better than finding that gorgeous Kate Middleton inspired dress within your budget price! 

The National Bridal Sales Event Is a great time for brides to shop for wedding dresses, accessories, and more. The best part is that many of these styles are offered at significant discounts. You can choose to try on as many dresses as you like and bring them home the very same day. Please join Savvi NC July 22nd through the 27th, in taking part of this special event. If you haven’t found your perfect fit, we would love to be a part of your bridal experience! Remember, this event is only held ONCE a year, so you don’t want to miss it. We look forward to seeing you there! 

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Wedding Dresses 101: Colors

Your wedding dress is more than just a piece of clothing. 

It is a symbol, a souvenir, and a dream all rolled in one. 

Therefore, it makes all the sense in the world that you would want your wedding gown to be nothing less than perfect. 

With so many options when it comes to everything connected to wedding dresses, however, it also makes a lot of sense to feel confused. 

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Here at Savvi NC, we want you to be able to filter down through all the options and choose the one dress that will make you feel absolutely stunning on your wedding day. And for this purpose, we will start a series of articles, here, on our blog, to walk you through some of the most important elements of a wedding dress, as well as some of their most popular varieties. 

Let’s start with what is probably the single most debated wedding dress element: the color. 

Traditionally, the color of a wedding dress is, well, white. However, things have not always been this way. In fact, the white wedding gown custom is only a mere 200 years old and it started during the Victorian Era in England, when Queen Victoria herself wore a white dress to her wedding. 

These days, this tradition can be left aside if that is what you wish for. You can wear a blue dress, a red dress, or even a black one if that’s what makes you happy. It isn’t very common, as many brides still stick to the traditional white, but it can be done (and you should do it if it makes you feel great!). 

Beyond colored wedding dresses, white gowns themselves come in a pretty large variety of shades as well. Then there are also the most popular variants include ivory and champagne – both of which come in a myriad of design options.  

In general, as a rule of thumb, if you have a cool-toned skin, you should opt for an ivory or silvery white. If, however, you have a warmer toned skin, you might want to choose a warmer toned dress (such as a champagne white or something with gold inserts/ details). 

In the end, you choose what makes you feel beautiful! And we are proud to say that Savvi NChas a splendid variety of designer wedding dresses for all tastes and styles. Contact us today and come see for yourself! 

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Bridal Necklace Ideas that Will Inspire You!

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We think that you deserve to look fabulous on your wedding day. It’s one of the driving factors that inspires us to continuously bring in beautiful collections of wedding dresses.  We want every bride that walks into our store have a large and curated variety of options to choose from. 

Aside from your wedding dress, we know that you will want to add the right type of accessories to suit not just the gown itself, but your personality and personal style too. 

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If you decide to wear a sweetheart or rounded neckline wedding dress, we recommend that you settle on a statement necklace. Statement doesn’t mean chunky anymore. An unusually shaped necklace made with diamond can pull off the same effect. If you want a unique twist on a classic element, how about choosing to wear a simple pearl necklace made from irregular pearls? They look raw and natural and are a true statement piece.   

If you prefer a more delicate necklace, they are a fantastic choice. If you want something that will not draw attention to your neckline but will grace it in an elegant and feminine way, look for something daintier. Sometimes less is more. 

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What metals are more popular with wedding necklaces this year? 

Well, gold will always be popular – regardless of whether it’s yellow, white or rose. We are big fans of rose gold – it’s delicate and feminine and it continues to stay on trend.  If gold is just not your thing, we suggest, platinum or silver.  

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When it comes to your final wedding look, you make your own rules. Our most important suggestion is to maintain balance, edit, and remember to match the warmth or coolness of your wedding dress to the warmth or coolness of your accessories. 

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Choose a Casablanca Wedding Dress for Your Winter Wedding.

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Winter may seem a lifetime away – but if you’re a bride planning for a winter wedding, you will want to make sure you grab your wedding dress as soon as possible. Finding the perfect gown, ordering it, and having it altered can take a few months, so planning ahead is the best route you can take. 

Why should you consider a Casablanca Bridal wedding dress for your winter wedding? 

Well, there’s the short answer: they are stunning. 

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And here’s the longer one: 

·      Casablanca Bridal is extremely popular with brides because they deliver (and over-deliver) when it comes to every dress they create. They have been creating bridal looks for more than two decades and the main reason they have thrived for this long is because their creations are unique and made to order. 

·      Casablanca is loved the world over.  Casablanca takes pride in the fact that no matter where you are, you will most likely find a store that sells Casablanca wedding gowns near you. In North Carolina, wecan help you find the perfect Casablanca dress!

·      Every collection comes with a myriad of splendid designs, meant to not only dressthe female body, but embrace it in all its grace, beauty, and splendor. Casablanca understands just how crucial a bride’s gown is for her on the Big Day. You can rest assured that if you choose one of their designs to wear as you walk down the aisle that you will be in a dress made just for you.  

·      From caped mermaid gowns to intricately detailed trumpet gowns, there’s something for everyone in the Casablanca collections. With designs ranging from glamorously radiant to minimalism, they have will have something for you.  

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Not sure? Come see these breathtaking dresses for yourself! Schedule an appointment at Savvi NCand allow us to help you find the most amazing wedding dress for yourself. We will help you search and find for that one dress that will make you feel at homein every sense there is. Contact us and you won’t regret it!  You can find us on Instagramand Facebook.  

Savvi NC Has Been Named Winner Of The Knot Best Of Weddings 2019

Thirteenth Annual Best of Weddings Awards Honor Top Wedding Vendors Across America

 June 2019—Savvi NC is pleased to announce that we have been selected as a 2019 winner of The Knot Best of Weddings awards, an accolade representing the highest- and most-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by real couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot, a leading wedding planning brand and app. 

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In 2019, only four percent of hundreds of thousands of local wedding professionals listed on The Knot received this distinguished award. To determine the winners, The Knot analyzed its millions of user reviews across various vendor categories, including venues, musicians, florists, photographers, caterers and more, to find the best and top-rated vendors of the year. These winners represent the best wedding professionals any couple should consider booking for their own unique wedding.  

“We strive to provide brides who enter our store a truly amazing experience. We are not about the one-size-fits all philosophy – we believe that each bride is different, and, as such, she deserves to find a dress that suits HER in every respect. We offer a truly personalized experience – from the bridal gowns, to the dress lengths, and custom details. And we offer all of thisin sizes 2-30 at prices you can actually afford!” – Denise Maeyaert, Savvi NC. 

About Savvi NC 

Voted Best in the Triangle for ten years in a row, Savvi NC is all about making each bridal experience a completely unique one. With a large array of wedding dresses available in store and a truly personalized experience, Savvi NC is open for brides who want their wedding gowns to be theirsin the fullest sense of the word. 

 About The Knot

The Knot is the nation’s leading multiplatform wedding resource offering a seamless, all-in-one planning experience—from finding inspiration and local vendors to creating and managing all guest experiences, wedding registries and more.  Visit The Knot online at TheKnot.comand follow on social media: Facebook.com/TheKnotand @TheKnot onTwitter,PinterestandInstagram.

How to Tastefully Incorporate Yellow Gold into Your Wedding Style

Yellow gold is still one of the most popular choices of precious metals – and we can see why. It can make you feel luxurious, but it is important that you know how to tastefully incorporate yellow gold into your wedding day style. 

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 Take into consideration your skin tone. Do you have a warmer skin tone or a mixed skin tone? If so then yellow gold could be a fantastic option for you.  If you are on the fairer side you may want to opt for a cooler metal, like platinum or white gold.  

The color of your dress should be a consideration as well. If your wedding dress has a warm tone, yellow gold (and maybe bronze/ antique looking jewelry) can be the perfect accoutrement. We love the look of a champagne dress accented with antique gold. Cooler dresses, just like skin tones should consider being paired with jewelry that is on the cooler side of the color scale. 

Personal taste. Yes, yellow gold is precious and luxurious, but if you don’t usually wear yellow gold, you shouldn’t wear it on your wedding day. You want to feel like your best self on your wedding day and sometimes straying too far out of the box can distract from that feeling.  

Keep it low-key. Be balanced with your use of this gorgeous metal – and remember to match everything with it, from the metals on your clutch purse to the hair accessories you use.

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If you are still searching for the perfect wedding dress, don’t forget to schedule your appointment at Savvi NC. We guarantee you will love every second you spend with us. We guarantee you will walk out of our store with a dress you truly and utterly LOVE. 

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Four Lovely Ideas for Your Bridal Nails

When it comes to your wedding look, everything should be flawless, and when we say everything, we mean it – that includes your nails. 

What are some of our favourite manicure ideas for brides? 

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If your style leans to more classic and timeless then something simple and delicate – such as matte nails in a nude colour might be the perfect option for you. You can’t go wrong with neutrals. If you want to add a bit of glam to these nails, simply ask your manicurist to add a few gemstones to one or a few nails.  Another cute option is to have lovewritten across two nails. 

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If you are feeling a little bolder, opt for a pretty shade of red. When done right, it will still look classic but bold.  We love adding some glitter to one nail to amp the colour up.  

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If you are searching for something that’s both delicate and unique, try an ombre French manicure. We love how this type of manicure transitions smoothly between soft blush and white. A simple gold stripe across all of your cuticles can add a surprising twist, but don’t feel like you must add in the gold to make a statement, this manicure is extremely elegant on its own. 

Our favourite updated classic?  French Manicure with one glittery nail on each hand.  We love the look when the glitter shade matches the metals in your wedding colour scheme – such as silver, gold, or rose gold. When opting for this route don’t forget to match the glitter with your wedding Jewlery as well.

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The options for nail art on your wedding day are full of possibilities, whether you are interested in making them your Something Blue or keeping it classic with a soft blush.  Remember, this is your big day and your choice, have fun with it. 

The world of nail art is open to you, lovely bride-to-be! And if you’re searching for a stunning wedding dress, don’t forget to make an appointment to visit us at Savvi NC. We’re here to make wedding gown shopping a truly unforgettable and magical experience for you! 

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How to SHINE as a Bride on Your Big Day

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If you are a bride to be, you want your wedding day to be fabulous – but maybe even more than anything, you want to feel like your best self, stylish, romantic and beautiful. 

How do you achieve that feeling? What steps do you need to take to shine as a bride on your wedding day? 

·      Take care of your hair. Nourish your hair with products that are suitable for its type. A good conditioner or hair masks can do wonders for your hair! Try to stay away from heating elements for at least one month before the wedding – this means saying noto hair curlers, hair straighteners, and, if possible, hair dryers as well. 

·      Moisturize your skin. Great, radiant bridal skin starts with a good moisturizer. No matter what skin type you may have, you should always moisturize. Find something suitable for your particular type of skin and for your needs, and don’t be afraid to invest in products in the higher range – they can truly make a huge difference. 

·      Drink water. You might hear this advice repeatedly, but there is a reason.  Water can truly change everything. Not only is it healthy for your body, but it will keep your skin and your hair hydrated, helping you achieve the flawlessly radiant wedding look you are aiming for. 

·      Choose the right color to compliment you. You may want to wear a white wedding dress, but the specific shade of white you choose can make a huge difference. Pick something that goes with your complexion (warm, cold, or mixed), and wear it with confidence. If white isn’t your cup of tea, then pick something that makes you feel radiant when you try it on.  There are some amazing color options out there.  Whether you would like to stay more neutral with a Champagne or Muscato color or soften things up with a lovely blush there are a lot of options to choose from.  

·      Accessorize appropriately. The accessories you choose to wear on your big day should be carefully thought out.  A pair of dainty earrings can illuminate the face, a statement necklace can make you feel more glamorous, and a trendy bangle bracelet can add style and grace to your overall wedding look – but they need to be well-coordinated with the style of your wedding dress. The accessories you choose should complement your dress and style, not overwhelm it.  When in doubt, edit, less is more. 

 

Have you bought your wedding dress yet? If you are still searching for the most stunning pieces, be sure to schedule an appointment at Savvi NC! You won’t regret it!

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How to Choose the Perfect Pair of Shoes for Your Wedding

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Your wedding look is very important to you – you only get married once and looking great is surely one of your top priorities. 

Of course, picking a beautiful wedding dress is crucial – after all, this is the very foundation of your entire wedding look. But how should you approach choosing the rest of your accessories, like shoes, for example? 

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We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more. 

·      Height and Comfort.  These are important elements to consider when shopping. If you plan on wearing a long dress or one with a longer train, you will want to make sure that your shoes elevate your height just enough for the dress to look good regardless of what your natural height may be.  Don’t forget that an uncomfortable pair of shoes can ruin your wedding day. When shopping for the perfect pair, remember that if you are nervous about the height of the heel or are just plain uncomfortable you might want to settle for another shoe. It may take a few shopping trips, but we promise you will find the perfect pair for you. 

·      Color. In general, you want your wedding shoes to compliment the shade of your wedding dress. However, you can get a little creative – you can wear a pair of shoes that match your wedding colors or why not try a pair of blue shoes that can double as your “Something Blue”. If you opt for white bridal shoes, make sure they are in the same shade of white as the dress. 

·      Style. Most bridal shoes are elegant – but some have elements that go better with gowns that are more formal, while others have elements that are more casual. For instance, if you want to embrace a boho-chic look, you could settle on a pair of wedge platforms or even a pair of flat sandals. If you want something more elegant, you may want to consider something that incorporates lace or gemstones. 

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What wedding shoe do you prefer?  Tell us in the comments below.  

Have you bought your wedding dress yet? If you are searching for the most beautiful wedding dresses in North Carolina, be sure to contact Savvi NC! Contact us today and allow us to help you find the perfect wedding gown for you! 

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4 Less Common Tips for a Flawless Bridal Look

As a bride, you want to look nothing less than flawless on your wedding day. Of course, you have probably read all about the different skincare routines you should follow and how important it is to choose the right undergarments for your dress but what are some of the less common tips for a perfect wedding look?  The tips that will make you truly shine on your wedding day as you walk down the aisle. 

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We have gathered them right below– keep reading if you want to look and feel ravishingly beautiful on your Big Day.

·      Do not get a spray tan a few days before the wedding. Beautifully tanned skin looks amazing and it does complement a pure, white wedding dress. However, if you want to get a spray tan, be sure to schedule it at least one to two weeks before the wedding. This way, the tan will have time to “settle” in your skin and you won’t risk staining your wedding dress. 

·      Use the basic theory of colors for your eye makeup. If you want to make your eyes pop, use the right eyeshadow. It doesn’t have to be something too over the top – but it does have to be something that complements your eye color. Blue eyes tend to look best when they are complemented by warm tan colors, green eyes look amazing when slightly purple eyeshadow is used, and brown eyes pop with gold shades. 

·      Get airbrushed. Does your makeup artist use an airbrush? It can be such a game changer! Not only will it settle in the skin in a beautiful way, but it tends to wear longer. You only get married once – so why not pamper yourself with an airbrush makeup that makes you look picture-perfect? 

·      Practice your pose – for the photos especially. It might sound silly, but practicing your poses in the mirror can actually help you stand taller and in a more flattering position when shooting photos for your wedding album. Do this and you will definitely feel better! 

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Important Considerations for Planning your Bridal Look

Few things are as important to a bride as her wedding look is. And truly, we couldn’t agree more. You don’t get married every day, so looking your very best is more than naturally going to be a priority. 

What are some of the best styling tips brides should remember?

We have gathered some of them right here, so keep reading if you want to find out more. 

·      Matched veil and dress. Wedding veils and wedding dresses don’t always come as a set, which can make dress shopping a little more involved.  Luckily, we carry both Casablanca and Mori Lee, which now have matching veils.  This should help take out some of the guesswork involved in matching your dress to your veil. If you end up choosing a dress without a coordinating veil you will want to make sure you find the right match. Aside from the style and color you should think about the length and detail. You will want your veil to compliment not compete with your wedding gown. 

·      Quality fabrics. You may not be fully aware of this, but the fabric your wedding gown is made from can make a hugedifference in the way your dress drapes and feels. Quality fabrics should be something you look at when shopping for the right dress. 

·      Don’t forget about your feet.  While your dress will take center stage and may partially or fully cover your shoes when you are standing still, don’t forget that you’ll still want some great shoes to go with that amazing dress you’ll be wearing.  Look for something that matches your gown beautifully andis comfortable.  You don’t want painful shoes to be something you think about as you walk down the aisle! There are so many choices now for wedding shoes, you can find the perfect pair if you invest the time to look for them.  Even if you’re going for a beach wedding, you can now find beautifully embellished flips and flats that will look amazing.

·      Be you. We cannot emphasize the importance of this enough: there’s only one you, and your wedding look should reflect that. Trends come and trends go, and even the opinion of your mother, mother-in-law, and best friend will fade into memory years from now. What remains is how you felt on your wedding day. And you deserve to feel nothing less than amazing with yourself! 

·      Use color. Don’t be afraid to wear color, or to accessorize yourself with colorful elements. Just because you are a bride, it doesn’t mean you have to focus on an all-white attire. Your bouquet, your shoes, your jewelry – they can add a touch of color to the look, creating a complete style that will be much appreciated. 

 

Still searching for a beautiful wedding dress in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NCand schedule a visit if you want your wedding gown and look to be flawless from A to Z! 

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Essential Tips for Choosing Bridal Hair Accessories

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Hair has always been and will always be important for brides of all types – and it is more than likely that you make no exception from this rule. 

Of course, pulling your hair into a hairstyle that suits you and your wedding styleis very important – but what are some of the essential tips for choosing bridal hair accessories? 

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more. 

·      Tiara. This is one of the single most popular types of bridal hair accessories – royally elegant and luxurious, it makes for the perfect addition to any bride’s look. If you want to look like a princess that has just walked out of a fairy tale, this is the hair accessory to look for! 

·      Headband. Somewhat more low-key than a tiara, but still luxurious, bridal headbands are extremely versatile. They can be worn with the hair down or in an updo, and they can be adorned with precious stones and crystals, or simply wrapped in a ribbon that either complements the bride’s hair color or her wedding color scheme. 

·      Slides. Hair slides are coming back in fashion, both in the bridal world and outside of it. This is the perfect soft accessory to add to a simple hairdo.  We have seen bridal hair slides adorned with pearls and crystals, but you can also find them with other precious gemstones. 

·      Vines and hair combs. Also, very versatile, bridal hair vines and hair combs look great with updo’s, and depending on the bride, they are also a fun accessory to elevate bridal hair when is left down. They are a fun alternative for boho chic brides! 

·      Vintage. If you plan on having a wedding inspired by the great glamor of the Roaring Twenties, look into forehead headbands adorned with all sorts of precious stones. This type of bridal accessory is bound to make a real statement at your wedding! 

·      Veils. When choosing a veil, make sure its length and its style are well coordinated with you wedding dress. For instance, a boho chic wedding dress might not pair well with a short veil – but it can look fabulous with a floor-sweeping lacy veil, it all depends on the exact design and fabric of the wedding gown itself. 

 

Still searching for the right wedding dress? Contact Savvi NCand come visit us right away. This year’s best collections are here, and we guarantee they will enchant you! Once you’ve found your perfect dress, make sure to tag us on Instagramor Facebookto show off your complete ensemble!

These Will Be the Wedding Dress Trends Next Year!

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For some of you, it may seem a little early to think of a wedding dressif you plan on getting married in 2020 – but if you consider the search, the order time, and the alterations, you will soon realize that allowing yourself a little extra time is a good thing. 

What are some of the forecasted trends for 2020? 

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more. 

·      Renaissance romance. If you love the ornate and high-end fashion of the Renaissance, this is your moment. In 2020, a lot of wedding dresses will be inspired by that marvelous era in fashion: bouffant and flared sleeves, off the shoulder dresses – they’re all going to be on trend over the next year, allowing you to adopt an over the top look torn from a Renaissance painting. 

·      Old school Hollywood romance. The glamor, the glitz, the beauty of Golden Age of Hollywood! This period in time will always be in style. If you want to steal inspiration from some of the biggest stars from the silver screen, opt for gowns that come in ultra-luxurious fabrics (such as satin) with clean, feminine lines. Pair them with a cape or a fur coat (for chilly weather), these dress styles will make you feel a star on your big day. 

·      Crochet lace romance. Are you a boho chic bride? If you love the romantic touches of crochet lace, you too are in luck in 2020, many designers will be releasing superb crochet lace wedding gowns.  One of the best things about this trend is that it’s all over the dress, in most cases, offering you the feminity of crochet lace from head to toe.

·      Modern suit romance.  If you are a modern bride that loves the look of a pantsuit then this is your year! This is going to be a pretty big trend in 2019 as well, but next year, we’re about to see it reinterpreted in a sweet and feminine way: on the runway we have seen many of these suits come with a cape, which elevates the look making it feel more interesting and romantic. Such a statement piece for your bridal look! 

 

Still searching for the best wedding dress in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC and allow us to be the ones who help you find the perfect wedding gown – the dress that will make you feel drop-dead gorgeous on your Big Day! 

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What to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Dress

Every bride-to-be dreams about the moment she will walk down the aisle, all eyes on her – but most importantly, the eyes of her betrothed – the one she has chosen to share the rest of her life with.

Everything will contribute to making this moment truly unforgettable – the music in the background, the venue, the bouquet you carry in your hands, the dresses you have chosen for your bridesmaids, and so on.

But if there’s one element that reigns over everything else, it’s the wedding dress you will wear.

What are the top considerations to make when picking the perfect wedding dress?

·       Your wedding style. There’s no right or wrong when it comes to wedding style – you are totally free to choose whatever style you feel most comfortable with. However, once you have set your heart on a style, you’ve picked a location and level of formality, be sure your dress will fit the scene. For example, if you want to have a casual, boho-chic themed wedding, you might want to avoid a gown that is too over the top (e.g., something with a cathedral length train). Instead, you might want to settle on something with a slightly lower-key elegance, but still made with fabrics of the highest quality.  Something with a design that will fit the airy, romantic vibes of your Big Day.

·       Your body type. Every woman is beautiful – and we bet you will look glorious on your wedding day regardless of what you choose to wear. However, if you want to look your very best, consider trying out gowns that embraces your body type the best. For instance, A-line gowns can be a great choice for brides with a pear-shaped body type, but if you are tall and very slim, you might want to look for something that’s a touch tighter around your body – such as a sheath dress or a mermaid style.

·       Your gut feeling. This might sound vague, but it’s actually pretty important that you trust your gut when it comes to choosing your perfect dress. When you put on “the one”, you’ll know it – it may not be backed by science, research, or anything palpable, but you’ll feel it deep in your heart. Your perfect wedding gown will speak to you the same way poetry, music, or art do – by transcending the barriers of language and aiming straight for your soul. Be sure to listen to your inner voice and not let it get drowned out by others telling you what they think is the best dress for you.  It’s your dress, so you should have the final say on picking it!

 

Looking for a stunning wedding dress? Contact Savvi NC, come visit us, and allow us to be the ones to delight you with an unforgettable experience while we help you find the perfect wedding dress!

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Everything You Want to Know about the Beloved Casablanca Collection 2019

Your wedding is one of the most magical moments of your life.  If you are like most brides, you’ll want to plan out everything down to the smallest detail to make sure everything is perfect.  But one thing that’s not a minor detail is your wedding dress.  It is what everyone is going to remember you in when they think back to your wedding day and it will be captured in photographs forever.  You want your wedding dress to be more than just pretty – you want it to be spectacular.

Here at Savvi NC, we’re all about spectacular. We want to provide brides with more than just a pretty dress for their Big Day.  We strive to find truly exceptional gowns that will make you look amazing, no matter your budget or body type. That’s why we only carry collections worthy of the spectacular title – and Beloved Casablanca definitely falls into this category.

What are some of the most important things to know about Beloved’s 2019 collection?

·       Although the youngest member in the grand Casablanca family, Beloved quickly rose to fame – partly due to their careful attention to detail (characteristic of everything under the Casablanca brand name), and partly due to the uniqueness, refinement, and sophistication of every single dress that comes out under their label.

·       Beloved Casablanca strikes the perfect balance between lovely elegance, originality, comfort, and functionality, as many of the features of these gowns are customizable. Moreover, Beloved focuses on making dresses that truly embrace a woman’s body in a way that makes her feel splendid on her Big Day – because that’s nothing less than what every bride deserves for this special moment in her life.

·       The new collection released by Beloved Casablanca has reached new heights of beauty and sophistication. Some of these dresses are inspired by Meghan Markle’s statement simplicity, featuring soft lines, quality fabrics, and minimalist design.

·       Other 2019 Beloved Casablanca dresses are romantic, sweet, and feminine, featuring lacy embroidery, suave see-through fabrics, and lines that are perfect for fairytale weddings.

·       No matter what type of bride you are and what type of wedding you may want, you can rest assured that these dresses will win your heart!

Want to learn more about Beloved Casablanca or any of the stunning designs we have in store at Savvi NC? Contact us today to schedule an appointment, and come see what we offer - we promise you will be amazed at the selection and service.

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A Dream Come True: Martin Thornburg 2019

How many times have you pictured yourself walking down the aisle, tears in your eyes, looking up to a groom who is visibly nervous and touched – both by the moment and by your appearance?

We know this is precisely what every bride dreams of – and for this reason, we always bring in collections that generate that reaction in everyone. Martin Thornburg’s 2019 wedding dresses would definitely fall in this category!

Why should you consider a Martin Thornburg gown for your Big Day?

·       Let’s start with why – it is, in the end, the simplest question to answer. Martin Thornburg, part of the famous Mon Cheri Bridal fashion house, is one of the best brands on the wedding market. And we’re not saying this just because we like these gowns: we’re saying it because thousands and thousands of brides pick them year in and year out. Martin Thornburg’s gowns are known for their amazing attention to detail, their ultra-high-quality fabrics, and the amazingly beautiful designs – there are, truly, a thousand and one reasons to love Martin Thornburg.

·       Take this gorgeous metallic wedding dress, for example: the intricacy of the embroidery is breathtaking, the cut is flawless, and although definitely complex, the dress emanates elegance in every stitch. What a splendid choice for a bride who wants to feel extra-luxurious on her wedding day!

·       Or, take this embroidered wedding dress. The sheer, boned bodice, the sophisticated lace, the long train, the slight tint of color – they all speak about a bride who loves fashion, elegance, and beauty in general. Wouldn’t you feel splendid walking down the aisle in this dress?

·       Looking for something that looks even more high-end? This amazing trumpet gown features a layer of gorgeous satin, covered in a finely embroidered Schiffli lace, and a train worthy of a real-life princess. The gown is clearly meant to be worn by someone who wants to look ultra-polished and drop-dead-gorgeous on her wedding day!

 

Want to learn more about Martin Thornburg, Mon Cheri Bridal, or any of the gorgeous collections we have at Savvi NC for 2019? Contact us today and schedule an appointment – you will never regret your choice!

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Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin Got Married!

As many expected, 2019 started off quite beautifully in terms of weddings and Miranda Lambert and Brendan McLoughlin were among the first to tie the knot this year.

As you’d imagine, their wedding was really beautiful – and although they kept it a secret until after it was done, we still have some inspirational ideas on how everything went down.

What are some of the most beautiful parts of Miranda and Brendan’s wedding? Here’s everything you definitely want to know:

·       The couple’s relationship story is quite mysterious; even for the die-hard fans, Miranda’s wedding came pretty much out of the blue when she announced it this Valentine’s Day. Who is her husband? Well, Brendan is an NYPD officer – and a very good one for that matter. He has won actual competitions like the NYPD Keith Ferguson Memorial 5k Brooklyn Bridge Run.

·       Brendan dabbled a bit in modeling before joining the force, but the last time he updated his profile on his modeling agency’s page was in 2011 – so it is quite fair to say that this is in his past.

He’s a good dancer, as evidenced by this 2015 video featuring him and another NYPD officer doing the “cupid shuffle”.

·       Not much else is known about Brendan – but some sources have confirmed that he is a new dad (not with Miranda, but with someone from a previous relationship – meaning that he and Miranda haven’t dated for very long before tying the knot).

·       What about the wedding? Well, as we mentioned, it was a secret ceremony, same as many other celebrity weddings as of late (Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth being one recent example). Even with all the secrecy, pictures have been released and, oh my, how stunning the bride looked! Miranda wore a superb lace wedding dress, proving that although Meghan Markle-like simplicity is in right now, classics like romantic lace can never go out of fashion.

·       As for the ring, she showed it off publicly and the world fell in love. The stunning piece is estimated to be worth approximately $20,000 and it features a beautiful vintage design that goes perfectly well with Miranda’s well-known classy style.

 

Searching for the perfect wedding dress in North Carolina? You absolutely MUST come and check out Savvi NC and what we have to offer. Our designer dresses are meant to make every single lady out there feel marvelous on her wedding day – just like a celebrity would.

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4 Mistakes to Avoid When Choosing Your Wedding Dress

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Your wedding dress is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle that forms the most beautiful day of your life. Of course, you want to choose a gown with the very best design, fabric, and detailing for this amazing event!

What are some of the mistakes you shouldn’t make when choosing your wedding dress?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

·       Relying on 100% online providers. We know it’s tempting to mark this off your to do list with a click or two on some website – but this dress is not a pair of sneakers you can buy and then see if they fit. This is the most important dress of your life – and a bad dress choice can make you feel miserable on your Big Day. Take your time with dress buying.  It’s not a race! Go to a store and try on different designs so that you can find the one that fits your body and style down to the smallest detail.

·       Not being open-minded. Yes, we know you have your heart set on a very specific trend you love – but truth be told, real-life try-ons might feel very different than what you imagined. Our advice? Be open to what the wedding gown boutique assistants suggest – they have seen a lot of brides and they know what suits each type of woman. You’d be surprised at how great their suggestions can be!

·       Bad undergarments. We’ll let you in on a little-known secret: bad undergarments can impact your entire bridal look. You might not be able to know exactly what type of undergarments you need when you are still shopping around – but be sure to ask for recommendations when trying on gowns and be sure to wear the right ones during your actual fitting appointments. They can make all the difference in the world!

·       Trying to make everyone happy and forgetting about yourself. This one’s far too common, sadly. Yes, you should take advice from your wedding dress shopping entourage – but that doesn’t mean you should lose your own vision and style in the process. If a dress feels like the one, then that it should be, no matter what your sister, your mom, or your in-laws think! Remember – it’s YOUR dress!

 

Have you found the perfect wedding dress? If you’re still searching for the right one, be sure to come and visit Savvi NC. With the superb range of designer wedding gowns in our store, it is impossible not to fall in love with at least one of them!

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What Should You Do with Your Wedding Dress after the Big Day?

Buying the perfect wedding gown is a top priority for most brides. That makes perfect sense because this is one of the most special days of your life, and it’s only expected that you want to look stunning. With many dresses taking 9 to 12 months to order, making this a top priority is completely logical.

As you pick your dress, you might have a little voice inside your head asking, “Should I be spending this much on a dress that I wear only once? What am I going to do with this dress after my wedding?” Well you can put that little voice at ease.  We have some great ideas for what you can do with your dress after your Big Day – so read on to find out more.

·       Preserve it. Proper wedding dress preservation will help you maintain your gown as beautiful as it was on Day One for years and even decades after the wedding itself.  Ideally, you want to leave this in the hands of a professional wedding dress preservationist because they know exactly how to clean the dress without ruining its intricacies, and they also know how to fold and preserve the dress in a beautiful way that will keep the gown perfect for the many years to come. Why preserve it? Your wedding gown can make for wonderful pictures with a daughter or niece down the road. Maybe one day, your daughter might even want to wear it down the aisle!  Even if she opts for her own dress, imagine the wonderful memories you could have of seeing your daughter or niece trying on your wedding dress!

·       Upcycle or repurpose it.  Check out Instagram and Pinterest, which are chock full of ideas for upcycling wedding gowns.  Some great ideas include creating beautiful and elegant throw pillows, quilts, and purses from used wedding gowns.

·       Sell it. If you want to recover some of the money you spent on the wedding dress, selling it as a gently used gown is a very good option. Not only will you have some extra cash (to use on your honeymoon if you don’t leave right after the wedding, for example), but you will also help another bride wear a stunning designer wedding dress on her own Big Day, even if her budget is a bit more restricted.

·       Donate it. This is a truly wonderful gesture – and if you want to donate your wedding gown, we totally encourage you to do this. Weddings are really amazing events in people’s lives and all brides want to look really beautiful as they walk down the aisle – so why not offer this chance to a bride who is a little less fortunate than you were? We bet it will make her feel so great!

Have you found your perfect wedding dress? If you are in North Carolina and are still searching for options, be sure to check out Savvi NC and we’ll help you find the most amazing wedding dress in the world. Make an appointment, and we promise you will not regret it!

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