Making a Grand Exit

Every wedding begins roughly the same way. The doors open to allow a steady trickle of bridesmaids, flower girls and a ring bearer to walk down the aisle. Then suddenly, everyone stands, turns and the bride appears to make her grand entrance; all eyes on her. But the exit is where couples get really creative! Check out these fun ideas that are sure to make  for a truly grand exit, from your wedding ceremony or reception, for both you and your guests:

( Giant Balloons; Paper Airplanes; Colorful Parasols)

(Trolley Ride; Moped; Helicopter; Pedicab; Ski Lift)

(Glow Sticks; Sparklers; Floating Lanterns)


We’ve Got Your Back!

There is something sexy about a backless gown. It’s a subtle kind of sexy. A backless gown draws the eye down, elongating the torso and accentuating the curvature of the back and bum. Even if the gown is not entirely backless but has exquisite details, it radiates elegance. We’re thrilled to see this trend reemerge and we collected a few of our favorites from our featured designers:

(Sonora; Eleanor)

(Chantilly; Colby; Florida; Chelsa)

(J21102s; J2127)

(D1264; D1367; D1346; D1291)

(5695; 5618)

Put A Ring on It

Is every girl’s dream to have the love of her life propose and present her with a gorgeous diamond engagement ring. It used to be that when a man was ready to ask for the hand of his lady love, he would shop for the engagement ring on his own and surprise her with it. Nowadays, many women go shopping with their boyfriends to pick out the ring of her choice. But where’s the surprise in that? Wouldn’t you love to have one of these beauties take your breath away!

(Teardrop; Double BandSolitaire; Trio)

(Faceted; Round; Knot)

(Offset; Pinch; Rough)

Designer Spotlight – Meg Jewelry

We, at The Dresser, love styling our brides with neat baubles and veils to create a complete wedding day look. One of our favorite designers we like to use when styling a bride is Meg Jewelry. Designer Meg Lammers creates pieces with the highest quality products made in an eco-friendly environment, in the U.S.A, that are very affordable. Meg designs her bridal jewelry so that each piece could be worn after the wedding day. With that in mind, we had our stylists put together some great pieces from Meg Jewelry to style this fabulous and sophisticated Blue by Enzoani “Elim” gown, made with lace and silky organza featuring a detachable rouched shoulder strap, to complete a stunning ensemble.

Inspired Style – Upcycle Your Old Bridesmaids Dress

Let’s be honest. We’ve all heard the phrase, “You can wear it again after the wedding” from our well-meaning brides and the reality is…you won’t wear that bridesmaid dress again because it looks like a bridesmaids dress. Well, we decided to help you find new ways to re-purpose your old bridesmaids dresses into objects you’ll use over and over again. Here are a few ideas we found floating around the “interwebs” that are truly creative!

Hair Bow
This is an easy and fun way to turn fabric from a bridesmaids dress into a cute hair bow. You could even make multiples and give the extra ones away as gifts! Access the tutorial here: Fine And Featherd.

Hair Flower
How cute is this! This little gem would be a great addition to any wardrobe. Access the tutorial here: Midwestern Girl DIY.

Circle Scarf
Be the ultimate fashionista with this scarf that you can easily use an old dress to make. Access the tutorial here: Cotton & Curls.

Bow Clutch
This would be a lovely clutch for special occasions or an evening out, especially if you made it out of a silk or satin gown fabric. Access the tutorial here: Elm Street Life.

Pleated Clutch
For a more casual style clutch, this is a wonderful tutorial. Definitely for someone who is comfortable sewing. Access the tutorial here: Lemon Squeezy Home.

Pillow Pouf
This is an amazing way to utilize all your old bridesmaids dresses at once. This would serve well as a floor cushion or a cool pet bed…the possibilities are endless! Access the tutorial here: Design Sponge.

Canvas Leaves
A great way to utilize fabric scraps from your bridesmaids dress after you’ve made a few of these ideas. All you need to do is cut out leaf shapes from your remnant fabric and modge podge them onto a painted canvas and voilà, you have a great piece of wall art!

Whatever you decide to do with your old bridesmaids dresses, we’d love to see your new creation. Post pictures of your upcycled dresses at our Facebook page: Happy Friday!