Tinker Tailor offers a revolutionary way to shop for designer wedding and bridesmaid dresses. This online store collaborates with luxury fashion designers, including Alberta Ferretti, Vivienne Westwood, and Christian Siriano to offer the newest designs. Selections from Ferretti’s 2015 bridal collection recently hit the site, and more bridal collaborations are in the works. Pieces can be customized by size, color, fabric, silhouette and embellishments.
An exclusive 3-D design tool provides an incomparable shopping experience. Selections appear in three dimensions and can be turned in visual space, allowing shoppers to get a vivid idea of how adding sleeves or changing or tinkering with hemline length will affect the piece as a whole. Designers work closely with the company to develop options and select luxe fabrics. Next season’s collections become available for customization within a short time window, are created in Tinker Tailor’s New York City atelier, and can be delivered within about six weeks. Read More
nix sensor: a smartphone accessory for accurate color measurement
A new smartphone accessory lets you get color just right for your wedding. Color measurably affects mood, memory and confidence, so it’s no wonder brides spend so much time considering color schemes and palettes when choosing flowers, dresses, decor, venues and makeup.
Technology has taken color obsession to a new level. Just look at how many Pinterest boards and Instagram shots are sorted and tagged by color. And it’s hard to even imagine meeting with a floral designer or shopping for bridesmaids dresses without trading photos and inspiration by smartphone. But technology can also complicate color choices. Designers work with varied systems of color coding and web and mobile color identification apps are often quite inaccurate. Read More
iPad wedding album by Darkershadesofbrown Photography
As the world waits for Apple’s announcement on September 9th, one thing is certain: whatever mobile, wearable, stylish gadget is introduced, tech-savvy brides will be among the first adopters.
It’s amazing to think about all the ways technology has been integrated into wedding planning and celebrations. Apps and online tools now streamline and enhance the planning process in ways the previous generation never imagined. Photos taken with smart phones and shared over social media channels are now so expected that couples who don’t want guests to share mention that request on their wedding websites. Read More
A new tool could help streamline the details of your most important events. Estimote Stickers allow your cell phone and other devices to track and interact with everyday objects. These colorful, miniature beacons sense movement, distance and temperature by sending radio signals with Bluetooth through Apple iBeacon. A step beyond wearable technology, this is nearable technology or “Nearables.”
As soon as I read that kits of ten stickers are available for pre-order I started to think about how they could be used by brides and wedding planners. Centerpiece vases, cake boxes, and gown bags came to mind immediately. Knowing exactly where everything is and when vital components arrive, without so much as sending a text, could ease minds in the hours leading up to the ceremony. Read More
“There she is, the woman you will, in a manner of speaking, soon be committing your life to.” No, this is not a thought fluttering around inside the Groom’s head as he gazes mesmerized at his soon-to-be-Bride. This is your own self talking to YOU Miss Bride, while you are looking right at the MOG.
Ok, so what is the MOG? Well, the MOG stands for the Mother-of-the-Groom. I am going to resist the urge to make any jokes about getting mobbed by the MOG during your wedding planning, as well as the actual ceremony and reception. Ok, maybe that was one little joke. I just could not resist!
While those who we might choose as our bridesmaids at our weddings may not change with the seasons, the trending wedding apparel we see for bridesmaids is always transforming. The choices are dazzling and endless. For that reason, narrowing down how you make your choices, and being aware of what your bridesmaids may want and need, is a decision that requires some extra consideration.
Firstly, you want your bridesmaids to feel beautiful in what they are wearing. The dresses should be flattering and comfortable. No amount of makeup or jewelry can complete a look more than confidence and appeal. One stylistic element that works on just about everyone is ruching. Ruching’s diagonal pattern brings the focus of the eye inward, creating a stream-lined silhouette.