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Renting A Wedding Dress
21 Jan 2014

The Pros and Cons to Renting A Wedding Dress

Renting a wedding dress is common practice in South Africa. A bride in the States might struggle to find somewhere to rent a dress, but here at home most of the bridal boutiques have a rental as well as a buying option ...

Perfect Wedding Dress
7 Nov 2013

7 Ways to Procure the Perfect Wedding Dress

As a future bride, the most exciting and important part of planning a wedding is the dress. Contemporary television will have you believe that finding your perfect wedding dress entails dealing with a lot of snooty ...

Shop for the dress
25 Jul 2013

3 Simple Tips for Shopping for a Wedding Dress

I want to tell you a secret: All Brides Are Beautiful. Every single one of them. The media may have fixed parameters for what is considered beautiful, but don’t let such narrow perceptions get you down. If you’re ...

Own Your Wedding Dress
16 Jul 2013

The Pros of Owning Your Wedding Dress

One of the big decisions you will be faced with as you set off on the adventure that is planning your wedding is whether you should buy or rent a wedding dress. Of course there are pros and cons to both options, but in ...

Long dress
21 Jun 2013

The Not So “Obvious” Advice

While there are hundreds of “obvious” pieces of advice you’ll receive while planning your wedding, I wanted to share a few of the less obvious words of wisdom with you. Most of these I would have loved to have ...

Candice Wedding Dress
12 Jun 2013

Addressing the Dress

When asking any woman about her wedding day, the image she will already probably have in her mind is of herself in her wedding dress. Above flowers, venue or food it is safe to say it is the defining image of anyone’s ...

Advice from a newly wed
20 May 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Advice from a Newly-Wed

As a very newly-wed, I’m excited to share some of my wedding tips and planning experiences with you.  One of the first “hurdles” I encountered as a very newly engaged person was the devastation at how ...

Alternative to White Dress
1 May 2013

The Alternatives to White

Brides dresses that aren't white are thankfully very much a part of the wedding scene of 2013 – you just have to have noted Jennifer Biel and Anne Hathaway's weddings to realise that pink is a definite alternative. ...

Delightful Dress Shopping
24 Apr 2013

Delightful Dress Shopping

One of the most fun and exciting parts of the wedding planning process is choosing your dress. Your dress is without-a-doubt the most important part of your entire day and so special care needs to be taken when making ...

Calf Length Dress
8 Mar 2013

Why You Should Consider a Knee-Length Bridal Gown

Some of you might remember a movie from a few years back that starred Toni Collette (a favourite of mine!) and Cameron Diaz called “In Her Shoes”. Now I barely remember what the movie was about anymore but I do ...

Colleagues Kitchen Tea
27 Feb 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: The Colleague Conundrum

I was in two minds about inviting my colleagues to our wedding, but when I returned to work this year after the December holidays, the countdown to my wedding was mentioned on my first day back : it was ...

Trying on Dress
27 Feb 2013

What To Wear When You’re Shopping For What To Wear

I never in my wildest dreams imagined that one day I'd write about dressing up to go shopping! The concept is an eye-rolling one. I mean, whatever next - who cares what you wear when leaving the house to shop for a ...

22 Feb 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Getting Your Wedding Mojo

Last week I wrote about my bout of wedding apathy : of losing interest slightly in the wedding planning process, and being more excited about being married than about the ceremony. This week I hope to share a few ...

Long Sleeve Wedding Dress
20 Feb 2013

Long-Sleeved Wedding Dresses – why we LOVE them

Heavily influenced by Catherine Middleton's long, lacy sleeved wedding dress, wedding fashion has taken a turn and veered towards the ultra romantic, incorporating lace and net sleeves just in time for autumn and winter ...

14 Feb 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: A Case Of Wedding Apathy

For the past two weeks or so, I haven’t been able to bring myself to do anything vaguely wedding related.  Invitations need to be designed and sent out, dress fitting appointments need to be made…but to be honest, ...

Trash The Dress
14 Feb 2013

Trash That Dress!

A trend that has crept into the wedding scene over the last couple of years is something affectionately known as the “Trash the Dress” shoot. Now I can almost hear the collective gasping happening at the thought of ...

A Wedding In Two Parts
7 Feb 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: A Wedding In Two Parts

My fiancé and I are doing a marriage preparation course for 8 weeks, and part of this entails meeting wih an older married couple for dinner, a chat and whatever advice we may need. Our first dinner with them was ...

Short Wedding Dress
31 Jan 2013

Why Would You Wear A Short Wedding Dress?

The short wedding dress is back on ramps. Not excessively so, but with the current Twenties influence, short is no longer relegated to beach weddings. Summer fashion is peppered with leg-baring, skirt flaring, ...

Getting Pretty
24 Jan 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Getting Pretty!

With officially less than 100 days to go, I’ve started paying a little more attention to my beauty, skincare and overall health habits. While I’ve always taken reasonably good care of my outsides, every bride-to-be ...

17 Jan 2013

Candice’s Bridal Diary: Flowers!

Flowers are admittedly an area of the wedding I haven’t given terribly much thought to you.  I have an image of them in my mind, but have not even begun to translate them into reality yet – where to get the ...

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