Monthly Archives: April 2016

Creative Ways to Add Mementos to Your Wedding Dress

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memento |məˈmenˌtō| noun ( pl. -tos or -toes)an object kept as a reminder or souvenir of a person or event

A wedding is a big deal. There is so much thought and emotion involved in all the large and little details leading up to and occurring on that day. Weddings make us think about the people we love in our lives, some who are still with us and some who are gone.

One way to honour someone on your wedding day is to add a memento or heirloom to your wedding dress! I’ve been asked to do this in a few creative ways and so I’m sharing here a list of some of the ways you can incorporate jewelry or fabric into your ensemble.

JEWELRY – Wearing heirloom jewelry on your wedding day is a no-brainer. Whether it’s earrings or a necklace etc. But maybe it doesn’t go with your dress? Or your vision for your look that day. Adding pieces of jewelry directly onto your dress is a great way to have it all.

Adding an antique brooch is a simple way to add some glitz to your gown. If you are a traditional gal it’s also a great way to add your something old!

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A pearl necklace can be taken apart and sewn directly onto the dress as a pretty embellishment.

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FABRIC –  You can do so many creative things when it comes to adding fabric to your dress. Incorporate trim or lace from your mom or grandmothers gown into details on your own dress or have a handkerchief or another piece of fabric stitched into the lining of your dress or right on the outside.

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If someone is really set on you wearing their dress on your wedding day but it really isn’t your thing you could have part of it made into an accessory instead like a garter or these lace fingerless gloves!

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Have some special dates embroidered into the hem of your dress. Use blue thread and you also have your something blue!

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And last but not least have some fabric roses made and fashioned into a belt. Or a bit of vintage velvet is very pretty too!

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Cristy – The Best Wo-Man!

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In today’s world the lines of friendship and gender are no longer firmly drawn. Many women have male best friends and many men have great friends who are women and they want them included in their special day. This was one wedding that proves just that!

Working on Cristy’s tuxedo was so much fun. The girl has so much style and stood up to the challenge of looking fantastic and fashionable in her suit right down to her Jimmy Choos.

For Cristy’s outfit we took the sleeves off of her dress shirt, saving the cuffs for wearing. When she had the jacket on you would never know there were no sleeves underneath.

A few more alterations to the shirt and jacket to make them more flattering and feminine, adding some curve, then we cropped those pants!

The results were awesome!!

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