One dress, countless different ways

As summer wedding season comes to an end, you may be trying to figure out what to do with that bridesmaid dress you now have hanging in your closet. We say {re}wear it! Bridesmaid dresses are now more fashionable than ever and with ‘maids having more of  a say in the selection, we’re finding our bridesmaids re-wearing these dresses more than ever. To get you inspired, we’re showing off our favorite ways to wear the Weddington Way Olivia dress in True Blue – a dress from our own collection where wearability was our top priority. 

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Our CEO Ilana talks about mixing and matching bridesmaid dresses

Our CEO, Ilana Stern, recently hit the streets of New York for NY Bridal Fashion Week to see the latest trends for weddings in Spring 2015. She stopped by The Knot Gala’s Red Carpet to share what’s hot in bridesmaids fashion for the upcoming season and to give her insider perspective on mixing and matching bridesmaid dresses while maintaining a consistent look. Watch to see what she has to say!

 

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October Promos

  1. Starting now until Thursday, Oct. 16th, you can save $20 off your order of $150 or more* by using the code SOSWEET at checkout.
  2. Two of our most popular Donna Morgan dresses are 40% off for the month of October! Take advantage of these reduced prices on the Donna & the Emily now through Oct. 31st.
*Expires October 16, 2014. Take $20 off orders of $150.00 or more.  Cannot be combined with other offers or applied to previous purchases. Offer excludes all sale items. Offer is not valid on Watters, WTOO, Joanna August, or Jim Hjelm. Orders must contain $150 or more of regularly priced products to be eligible.

 

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PROPOSAL STORY WINNER – September: Sophie

We’re so excited to announce the winner of our Proposal Story Giveaway for September! Sophie’s story is full of history, overseas adventures, and the serendipitous meeting of her future fiance. We are honored to gift her a Watters Encore Dress to help ring in her big day (one that goes well with that seriously gorgeous sparkler)! Read her story below.

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October Style Challenge: Your Best Bridesmaid Look

For the month of October, Weddington Way is honoring Bridal Fashion Week by virtually hosting our very own October Style Challenge! 

We want you to design a unique look of your own by creating a complete ensemble using a dress of your choice from our bridesmaid dress page! The challenge is this: If you were the Maid of Honor and the bride asked you to help her style the look for her big day, what would you suggest? You can include color and accent color recommendations, hair ideas, makeup looks, jewelry, clutch/purses, shoes, etc! You can post your look on our Facebook page, tweet it to us @weddingtonway or tag us on Instagram. We will highlight our favorites towards the end of the month!Screen Shot 2014-09-26 at 1.08.27 PM

Dress is Dessy 2879 in Ivory from Weddington Way

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1 Dress: 3 Ways to Accessorize

One of the things we had in mind most when creating the Weddington Way Private Collection was wearability. We wanted our bridesmaids to not only feel great in their dress but also be able to wear it over and over again. The Rita’s classic cut and gorgeous color options (shown here in Something Navy) make it the perfect choice for any occasion!

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PROPOSAL STORY WINNER – August: Nikita

One of our favorite things to do here at Weddington Way is to read through all the adorable proposal stories sent into us every month. We couldn’t help but choose Nikita’s story… not only did she get the trip of her dreams but she was proposed to and got married in Paris!! What a way to celebrate =) We are so excited to gift her a Watters Encore Dress to wear during her celebrations at home in January!

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The story in Nikita’s words:

About eight months ago, I was swept off my feet by the most grand gesture of love and affection I have ever experienced in my life. My boyfriend of over 2 years (whom I met on July 4, 2001) gave me what turned out to be the most thoughtful Christmas gift I have ever received…two tickets to Paris, France! Little did I know, my life would be changed in an instant. One of his most favorite quotes is “my life is a movie” and after ten days in Paris, I too felt like a silver screen actress. For over two years he had been planning to whisk me away to the city of lights, propose to me, and be married there. On December 31, 2013 his plans came to fruition. At 11:58pm in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower as we stood atop the Trocadero Gardens, (dramatic pause) my Prince Charming dropped to one knee, took my hand, pulled me closer and asked me for my hand in marriage. After much confusion, sooo many tears and utter disbelief I regained my composure and said YES just at the stroke of midnight. My former prince, turned king, raised from his knee to embrace me and we kissed as the Eiffel Tower lit up behind us. Within a few hours we arrived at a Parisian Cathedral where we exchanged vows on the church steps. We spent the next seven days exploring this romantic paradise as husband and wife. We are currently planning a wedding (ceremony and reception) for January 1, 2015 to celebrate and share our love with our family and friends here at home.

Have an amazing proposal story to share? Learn how here

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DIY or buy?

If your wedding spending is getting a little out of hand, DIYing parts of your big day can be a great way to get your budget back in check. The key to a gorgeous yet affordable day is choosing your DIY projects wisely. We’ve put together a list of the best places to get crafty and the areas better left to the professionals. Before you start, be honest with yourself about your time constraints–you don’t want to be frantically arranging flowers while getting zipped into your wedding dress!

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 Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 3.15.47 PMBridesmaids flowers- We absolutely love a good DIY bridesmaid’s bouquet–so much that we wrote a whole post about it! They’re easy to make and cut down on the cost of one of your biggest expenses, all while lending a personal touch to your bridal party’s look. We also adore floral crowns which are a great DIY update on the traditional bouquet. They look ultra-romatic and lend an ethereal feel to your bridal party without the cost of a full bouquet’s-worth of flowers. Plus, they’re super easy to make! Simply form a piece of florist’s wire into a circle, then place stems against the circle and wrap tightly with more wire and continue to add flowers until all gaps are filled. (more…)

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Destination Inspiration: Paris, France

We would be lying if we told you we’ve never daydreamed about a Paris wedding…but then again, who hasn’t! Paris is the quintessential wedding location–glamorous, elegant, and undeniably romantic. While a destination wedding may not be feasible, there are still plenty of covetable Parisian touches you can incorporate into your big day. So before you spend half your budget on international airfare, check out our favorite ways to bring Paris to you.

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While Paris may be known for romance, it’s also known for unbelievably chic fashion. Go all out with a dress featuring couture-inspired details that look straight off the runway. Look for dresses with intricate beading, a dramatic train, vintage lace, or endless swaths of tulle. Accessorize your gown with a classic red lip and romantic waves to perfect the look.

Your bridesmaids dresses should be, above all else, sophisticated and timeless. We love these simple and structured Lela Rose dresses in LR185 and LR197. Even though Parisians are famous for wearing head-to-toe black you’ll still get the French feel with blush, ivory or Tiffany blue dresses. Or, for a truly daring group of bridesmaids, a champagne sequined number would look phenomenal.

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