Category: bridesmaid dresses

fashion advice from a dry cleaner: the davis imperial difference

fashion advice from a dry cleaner: the davis imperial difference
After my fifth bridesmaid fitting at various dry cleaning facilities around Chicago, I finally started to build somewhat of a loyalty to the family that worked at the location just down the block from my latest apartment. The guy who worked the desk was friendly, he always remembered me, and they stayed open late on... Read more »

what's the best wedding reception entrance you've seen?

  Happy Tuesday, readers! Today, my friend and I were discussing an upcoming wedding in which she is a bridesmaid. The bride and groom are high school sweethearts–a cheerleader and football player, no less–so we were trying to brainstorm the best entrances for her and her groomsman to perform when being announced at the reception. As you... Read more »

there's an app for that: bridal planning

Brides-to-be know that one of the best ways to get a meeting with their planner started is to bring a mood board. Some show up with folders filled with images printed from websites, ripped out of magazines, or taken at their friends weddings, others have been keeping a photo album if their dream day for... Read more »

the bridesmaid without a dress: a cautionary tale

A couple weeks ago, while I was walking home from work, I got a frantic call from a girlfriend saying she desperately needed bridesmaid advice. Before I tell this story, let me just say there are countless (way more times than I’d like to admit) times this type of thing has happened to me, but... Read more »

movie review: bridesmaids

It’s no surprise that I love Kristen Wiig–I’ve (kind of) asked her to be in my wedding, I wrote an homage to her the very second I discovered she had written and starred in a movie about Bridesmaids, and I dragged my boyfriend to said movie on opening night because I was so excited I... Read more »

are you going to see bridesmaids?

  Happy Friday, friends! Are you going to see the movie Bridesmaids this weekend? My boyfriend was reluctant (and by reluctant, I mean he was completely refusing) to see it, but after Dean Richards’ glowing review this morning on WGN News, in which he called it a “fantastic date movie” and gave it an A-, my... Read more »

use your bridesmaid dress for charity...and a new dress!

  Remember when your friend had you wear that bridesmaid dress that was neon yellow/an orange floral pattern/a super awkward length/really ill-fitting/something you felt okay about but would never ever wear again? Well, my dear readers, it is now your time to thank her, because finally, finally, there is a light at the end of the closet... Read more »

Exclusive discount to Ciao Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event

  Happy Thursday, readers! I am excited to tell you about a fantastic event happening this Sunday from noon to four for brides-to-be (and the people who love and support them!). Cial Bella: A Locally Inspired Bridal Event, co-sponsored by Taylor Made Invites and recent Refinery 29 obsession, bridal stylist Libby Salerno, will feature a fashion show with looks by Belle Vie Bridal... Read more »

wedding line: white house black market

Happy Monday readers! Let’s kick off the week by featuring another beloved line that has ventured into bridal and bridesmaid territory–this time, the reliable and stylish wedding stand-by, White House Black Market. Not only can guests go to this site to find classic and chic staples for their next cocktail hour, but brides and bridesmaids-to-be... Read more »

event recap: kate spade chicago-wedding belles and whistles

Last week, I attended a girly evening out at Kate Spade Chicago on Oak Street sponsored by Gilt City Chicago. As a way to launch their bridal line, Wedding Belles and Whistles allowed guests to nibble on delicious bite-sized cupcakes from Swirlz, sip on complimentary champagne, listen to the latest dance-worthy hits from DJ Megan... Read more »