Usually a bride that is getting married for a second time will wear off white, although the newer fashions have first time brides wearing off white as well. Be sure the groom wears an off white shirt under his tux; when standing next to the bride for pictures, they should match and you don’t want her dress to look yellowed when standing next to the groom. Brides sometimes wear white for second and even third marriages. Age of the bride will play a role. If she is a younger bride, i.e. under 30 years old, white wouldn’t be questionable. If she is older, a classier bride would wear the traditional off white and still look just as beautiful.
There has been constant questioning about what does the bridesmaid pay for? Many brides ask me who should buy the bridesmaids dress. In a traditional American wedding the bridesmaid is responsible for her own wedding apparel. The bride would buy her a gift which usually is a piece of jewelry or a purse that goes with the dress. The bridesmaid is responsible for her own transportation, she should plan the bridal shower and also give the bride and groom a wedding gift.
The Bride and Family
Traditional financial responsibilities of the Bride and her family:
- Wedding Consultant
- Brides wedding dress
- Flowers for ceremony/reception
- Wedding photographs
- Wedding Video Tape
- Ceremony/reception music
- Reception Fees
- Attendant presents from Bride
- Grooms ring
- Bridesmaid luncheon
The French Petals Tiara features a number of flowers intertwined with wire vine details. This extravagant headpiece is a great way to finish off your wedding hair.
The 2-Tier White Standard Tulle Veil with Floral Embroidered Border and Cut Edge Veil is a subtle way to incorporate a floral theme into your wedding outfit. This veil features a vine with flowers running throughout the body, giving a light and flowing feel.