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. 

 

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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.  

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

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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! 

 

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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!

 

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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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How to Preserve Your Wedding Dress

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Your wedding dress is more than just a piece of clothing – it is a statement and a souvenir from the most amazing day of your life. It is a truly meaningful piece for you – one you definitely want to keep beautiful for the many years to come.

How do you preserve your wedding dress? What are some of the things you can do to make sure your wedding gown stays stunning forever?

We have some tips for you.

·       Take it to a professional cleaner after the wedding. Even if it isn’t stained (which we wouldn’t wish for any bride!), having it cleaned will help you make sure that all the micro-impurities are out, so that you can preserve your dress in a clean, pristine state. Keep in mind that you need the services of a professional wedding dress cleaner – this is a REALLY important factor because you definitely need someone who has experience in this specific niche.  

·       The best way to make sure your wedding dress is flawlessly preserved is by taking it to a professional. These people know exactly what to do: they know how to fold your dress so that it stays perfect, and how to actually preserve it. Ideally, you want to take your dress there right after the wedding, but you can wait up to six months and still be sure that your dress will be preserved in an excellent state.

·       The most common way to preserve a wedding day is by having it placed in an air-tight box. Most of the times, this box has a slightly see-through lid, so that you can still see part of the dress through it. Furthermore, specialists know exactly how to fold the gown in a way that will not damage it in any way (they will fold it with the bodice showing through the top lid, in a way that doesn’t cause creasing that might affect the gown over the years). With a good preservation specialist’s services, you can keep your dress as beautiful as ever for many decades to come!

Still searching for the perfect wedding dress in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC and come visit our store to choose from a splendid variety of designer wedding dresses. Come visit us and we promise you will find exactly what you’ve been looking for! Once you’ve found your perfect dress, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook to show off your complete ensemble!

What to do if you gain or lose weight after you order your dress

Your wedding is more than a special event in your life – it is the special event. The one that will skyrocket you into a new life. The one that needs to be perfect. The one that is surrounded by magic, emotion, and love like no other event can ever be.

Of course, you want to look flawless on your wedding day – but what if you gain or lose weight after ordering your wedding dress?

We have some tips to help you with this, so no need to panic. We are here to help!

·       Your weight loss process should not be chaotic, but well-calculated. In general, it takes burning 3500 calories to lose one pound – based on this, your caloric intake needs, and the goal weight you have in mind, you can calculate how much you will weigh by the time your wedding comes. This is not an exact science, and you have to adhere to your plan quite strictly if you want to stick in those parameters, but generally, it can help a lot.

·       Schedule your last fitting a few weeks before the wedding. Your weight cannot change drastically in just a few weeks, so your seamstress will be able to adjust your dress to a size that is quite similar to what you will be on your wedding day.

·       Buying a larger dress is a safer choice. You want to order a gown that’s a bit larger than what you would normally wear, and you want to do this for two reasons. For one, if you happen to gain weight, you will still be able to fit into the dress. And for another, sizing down during the fitting process is much easier than sizing up (which can be impossible most of the time).

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·       Try to live a balanced life. Weight loss and weight gain occur when there’s a lack of balance. Eat well, drink water, sleep as much as you need, and stick to your workout routine. It will help you look your best – and feel your best too!

 

Still looking for a stunning wedding dress in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC and allow us to be the ones who delight you with a superb variety of designer wedding dresses. It’s impossible not to love at least one of them! Once you’ve found your perfect dress, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook to show off your complete ensemble!

Best Dress Options for Nighttime Weddings

With summer just a few months away, we’re all dreaming of warm evenings spent under the starry night – and if you plan on getting married in 2019 under the gorgeous skies of North Carolina, you definitely want to make sure your wedding dress is just perfect for the weather (and the vibes) of the season.

What are some of the best dress options (and general pieces of advice) for nighttime weddings?

We have some tips for you!

·       You can’t plan weather. We all wish we were able to do this, but sadly, it is something no human being can do. What you can do, however, is be ready for any kind of situation. So, if you think the night might get a touch chilly, make sure to bring along something to cover yourself with: a shawl, a thin cape, or even a leather or denim jacket (for those of you who want to be a little unconventional). Whatever your choice, pick it out ahead of time so you know it’ll look good with your dress.

·       The fabric of the dress matters a lot. In general, you want your lace to be as lightweight as possible (Chantilly lace is our best recommendation), and you want to pick a dress made from natural fabrics (such as silk, just like Meghan Markle wore on her wedding day). This will keep you cool during the day and it will keep you comfortable during the night (especially if you follow our first tip too).

·       Generally speaking, longer dresses are the best choice for nighttime events. It might be something ultra-elegant and luxurious (such as a mermaid or ballgown-cut wedding dress). Or, it could be something more casual (such as a boho-chic wedding dress or sheath dress). While tea-length gowns look absolutely gorgeous, they might not be suitable for a nighttime wedding – mostly because they are associated with daytime events, but also because you might get a little chilly, especially if you’re planning an early summer wedding.

·       Be bold and courageous. This is a nighttime event, so you are definitely allowed to wear a deeper neckline, or even a backless dress. A gown with a slit on one side can be really sexy and feminine too! The key lies in ensuring that your entire look is well-balanced from every point of view. Also, if you want to have a white tie or black tie wedding, you might want to keep yourself more covered, as the etiquette demands it.

 

Still searching for the most flawless wedding dress in all of North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC right now and schedule an appointment to come and see the stunning options we offer. You will love it here! After the big day, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook when you post pictures of just how magical you looked!

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What Are the Most Important Wedding Gown Trends for the Summer of 2019?

Every bride deserves to be uniquely beautiful on her wedding day – so you should absolutely be able to choose whatever gown you feel most comfortable in, regardless of what wedding trends say is in or out.

That doesn’t mean that trends are totally useless. Whether you want to create an authentic look for your Big Day or if you just love fashion in general, looking at the current wedding trends can be a great source of inspiration.

For instance, do you know the main wedding dress trends for the summer of 2019? Here are some of the rising stars:

·       Plunging necklines. If you are a daring bride who wants to really wow your guests as you make your steps down the aisle, this trend is perfect for you. A plunging neckline will elongate the entire silhouette, flattering ladies with any size chest, and it will add a dash of sophistication to the simplest dresses, making them true fashion statements.

·       Spaghetti straps. Although they seemed to have disappeared from the fashion scene, spaghetti straps are making a comeback – and the bridal industry shows them at their best and most beautiful. Delicate and feminine, spaghetti straps are combined with intricate and simple wedding dresses alike, creating a trend that’s bound to be embraced by so many brides this summer, especially those getting married outdoors and can’t wait to feel the sun on their skin!

·       Statement ballgowns. Ballgowns are a timeless silhouette, so they never truly went out of fashion, but this summer, designers are bringing forward wedding dress ballgowns that are completely fresh and different! An inspired take on a classic favorite, these ballgowns have power to them: they are simple and bold at the same time, making a real statement as they add drama to your big entrance.

 

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Looking for a gorgeous wedding gown in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC and let’s talk about it! Schedule your appointment and come to see the superb variety of designer wedding gowns we have in store for you! And after your big day, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook when you post your pictures!

 

How to Choose a Wedding Gown for Summer Outdoor Wedding

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Summer might feel very far away for all of you North Carolina brides – and we completely understand why: the weather outside is still pretty ugly, and we haven’t even seen the first signs of spring knocking on our windows.

Yet, if you are planning a wedding for summer 2019, you want to make sure you order your wedding dress as soon as possible – ordering it and having it altered can take some time, so it’s best to act quickly to ensure that you will have it ready by the time your Big Day arrives.

What are important things to consider when choosing a wedding gown for a summer outdoor wedding in beautiful North Carolina?

We have some tips for you, so keep reading if you want to find out more.

·       Choose your fabric wisely. You want to feel comfortable on your wedding day, and the fabric you choose for your summer wedding dress is really important. Pick something made from natural fabrics, such as silk or even a finely woven cotton. These materials allow the skin to breathe and are more likely to feel comfortable on the skin on a hot summer day than synthetics like polyester.

·       Make sure you have coverage options. Depending on where exactly you want to have your wedding, consider the option of a light scarf or cape to throw on as the night sets in. No matter how summer-y it may be during the day, a little bit of coverage can go a long way when it comes to temperatures that drop during nighttime.

·       Lace fan? No problem. While a lot of lace wedding gowns can feel heavy and awkward during a summer day, the right type of lace can be an amazing option. Our favorite is Chantilly lace, which is a perfect lightweight option that will look airy, romantic, and luxurious on a summer bride.

 

Searching for the most beautiful wedding dresses in North Carolina? Contact Savvi NC right now and allow us to be the ones who help you find the one – the dress that will make you feel drop dead gorgeous walking down the aisle and dancing your First Dance! After the big day, make sure to tag us on Instagram or Facebook when you post pictures of just how magical you looked!

Stunning Martin Thornburg Options for the Budget-Friendly Bride

Here at Savvi NC, we have seen so many brides shedding tears of sheer joy when they finally found the one– the wedding dressthey would wear walking down the aisle in one of the most emotional and beautifully romantic moments of their lives. 

Unsurprisingly, Martin Thornburg is a top choice again and again – and we say “unsurprisingly” because we know just how much attention to detail and passion goes into every single inch of every single dress signed by this brand. 

We want to make sure every bride can wear the wedding dress she has always dreamed of – and for this reason, we want to bring forward three Martin Thornburg wedding gowns for the budget-friendly bride. 

What is so special about these gowns and what kind of savings can you amass by buying from us? Here are some tips to keep in mind: 

·      As mentioned before, Martin Thornburg is a very popular choice among brides who come to Savvi NC. The brand is a sub-branch of Mon Cheri’s bridal fashion house, so you can expect all of these dresses to be fantastic from every point of view. The high-quality fabrics, the hand-beaded Swarovski crystals, and the wide range of options that cover everything from luxurious couture gowns to informal wedding dresses – they all contribute to making Martin Thornburg a true star of the wedding fashion world. 

·      Savvi NC holds multiple Martin Thornburg designs able to cover for a wide range of wedding styles – and although gowns signed by this designer are usually dubbed as pricey, we wanted to make them affordable for every bride. Because, yes, we believe that every bride should truly SHINE on her wedding day! 

·      For instance, the Anita model (first picture shown here) is a superb strapless design with a fine wedding dress belt made from crystals to adorn your waistline and create a perfect hourglass shaped. Come check this out in our store, where you will find it for no more than $699. 

·      Isidore (the second picture shown in this article), another Martin Thornburg design, is a delicate sweetheart wedding gown that combines refined simplicity with glamor and elegance. This gown is available at Savvi NC for only $799! 

·      Last, but not least, Lourdes is a romantic design featuring sublime lace details and crystals. You can buy this breathtaking design for $699 at Savvi NC, allowing you to save hundredsof dollars – which, of course, you can set aside for an even more beautiful and unforgettable wedding or honeymoon.

 

Want to learn more about Martin Thornburg or any of the gowns Savvi NCholds in store? Contact us as soon as possible and we will provide you with the answers you need! Contact us and visit us if you want to wear a truly spectacular wedding gown on the biggest and happiest day of your life! 

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How to Accessorize a Detailed Wedding Gown

Your wedding gown is no ordinary dress – it will be part of you, who you are, and what your entire love story is all about. It will be one of your sweetest and warmest memories – one that you will cherish for years and years. 

You want every single detail of your dress to be perfect – and here at Savvi NC, we get that. We understand that brides want nothing less than perfection for their wedding gown. And that is exactly why we only bring in pieces designed by the world’s most renowned designers. One of our current favorites is Martin Thornburg, and we can’t wait to tell you all about their collection. 

We also understand the dress is not the only piece of the puzzle, and that brides want their bridal accessories to be just as gorgeous as their dress. But how would you accessorize an intricate, astounding wedding dress like those designed by Martin Thornburg? 

Never fear, we have some tips for you! 

·      Whatever you choose, make sure it’s not too much. With intricate dresses, a little goes a long way – so our suggestion is for you to opt for simple, dainty jewelry. Even more, it is quite recommended that you skip some of the jewelry pieces you would normally wear. For instance, if you are wearing earrings, you can skip the necklace altogether (or simply wear something ultra-fine and delicate). 

·      Keep it as simple as possible. Depending on justhowintricate your dress is, your jewelry should be simple. For instance, for the dress shown above, you could stick to one pair of very simple earrings (pearl, Swarovski, diamonds, etc). For something that’s a little more pared down in terms of design, you could coordinate your look with a pair of delicate drop earrings (to add a touch of glamor to the entire look). 

·      Remember to take the neckline into consideration. Some necklines don’t need necklaces at all. Remember, the higher the neckline, the less jewelry you should wear around your neck. Other necklines, however, need to be complemented by some sort of necklace – even if it’s something really small and refined. 

 

Want to learn more about the stunning dresses we hold in store? Contact Savvi NC right now and allow us to be the ones who help you find the most amazing wedding gown your guests have ever seen on a bride! We guarantee you will never regret choosing us! 

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Why Would You Choose a Casablanca Wedding Gown for Your 2019 Wedding?

Brides that make wedding gown selection appointments have chosen to come work with us here at Savvi because of our select designers and the dream dress they know they’ll find here. The moment they find their perfect wedding gowns is magical – both for them and those who accompany them on this journey and for us. We live for these moments – celebration, excitement, relief – all these feelings rolled into one enchanting moment. This is why we always bring in collections that are truly worthy of a Savvi bride’s attention and consideration. 

Every gown we carefully curate falls in this category: they are all stunning dresses from every point of view. 2019 is the year to shine, and Casablanca gowns rise to the occasion.

Why would you choose a Casablanca wedding gown for your 2019 wedding? 

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Let us tell you why we love them! 

·      Established more than twenty years ago, Casablanca Bridal is, without a doubt, one of the most renowned names in the bridal industry – and not without reason. Every single dress designed by Casablanca is made to order, to suit every bride personally. Each dress is custom made, with incredible attention to detail. Some of the more amazing features of Casablanca’s dresses include their scalloped hemlines, and the gowns designed to match their centerpiece veils. Most of all, each exquisite wedding gown by Casablanca is guaranteed to take the groom’s breath away with its beauty, elegance, and impeccable details.

·      The Casablanca Bridal collections have enormous range, so you’re guaranteed to find something perfect just for you. Regardless of whether you want a sophisticated city wedding, or a romantic, rustic wedding surrounded by nature, you can rest assured that with Casablanca, you will be able to find a gown that perfectly fits you and your wedding style. 

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·      As a wedding leader, Casablanca is always on the cutting edge of wedding fashion. Each season, they create gowns that embrace the latest trends, which helps you find a dress that will be unique to you. If you are planning a 2019 wedding, Casablanca is sure to dazzle you; some of their dresses are intricate and modern, hugging your body with grace and elegance, while others are ultra-simple, made from satin, with just a delicate sash to accessorize them. No matter what 2019 wedding trends you love, you will definitely find them “living and breathing” in a dress designed by Casablanca Bridal! 

 

Want to learn more about Casablanca and their gowns, or any of the other amazing wedding dresses we hold in store at Savvi NC? Contact us right now and schedule an appointment – we promise you will love every second you spend with us!

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