Getting Familiar With The Wedding Dress Lingo

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The world of wedding dresses is an intricate labyrinth of cuts, fabrics, silhouettes and designs that are not known an astounding number of brides-to-be. In order to shop for the right thing, it is important for you to have a basic idea of the wedding dress lingo. So here are explanations of a few things shared by retailers of wedding dresses in Sydney:

Bodice — The upper portion of a bridal gown excluding the sleeves. It is quite similar to a corset, except for the fact that it is meant to be worn visibly. On the other hand, a corset is worn beneath the gown.

Organza — Generally prepared by using synthetic fabrics to blend silk, an organza retains many characteristics of silk — smoothness, sheerness and lightweight. Due to being stiff, it is utilised commonly for making fuller skirts, which are a part of wedding dresses.

Silk Mikado — Since this particular silk blend is quite heavy, it is preferred popularly for winter bridal gowns. Besides that, it also serves as a fantastic component for structured dresses.

Train — The train usually forms the extreme bottom part of a wedding dress, and trails behind the wearer. It comes in a wide variety of options to choose from — fishtail that flares out beneath the knee & beyond, cathedral which begins from the waist, and so on.

Boning — A common part of strapless bridal gowns, this feature prevents the bodice of a dress from drooping.

Bustle — A bustle is normally recommended for a wedding dress with a lengthy train. It helps the bride to walk around freely, without creating a trip hazard for her.

Taffeta — Originally a Persian term meaning ‘twisted woven’, the taffeta is quite similar to an organza, since it is prepared out of silk and also looks like it. However, the feel of a taffeta is much more textured, which is why it’s ideal for ball gown silhouettes.

Illusion Back — A panel made using lace and attached behind the bodice to impart a strikingly attractive appeal.

Crepe — A type of fabric which has a unique grainy or distinctively crimped surface. It is preferred by dress makers for creating beautiful drapery.

Guipure Lace — Handmade lace that features motifs connected via plaits instead of net or mesh.
So next time that you are at a wedding retail shop, trying on different dresses, you won’t feel completely lost when the salesperson uses these words while helping you pick the best gown for yourself

50th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas For Parents

Couples who have successfully spent 50 long years together with each other are really lucky. Their bond must be appreciated as well as celebrated by presenting a unique gift item to them. You must never miss the opportunity to appreciate the fact that  your parents have done so much sacrifice for you to give you a better life. And now when their special day is knocking at the door, try something unique and different to make it memorable for them. Let them know that you too care for them and can make them happy. Stated below are some of the best gift ideas that you can use for the 50th wedding anniversary of your parents –

Plan a trip

Plan a trip
Going either on a short or long trip can be one of the best ideas to celebrate an anniversary, especially if it is about celebrating 50th one. Depending upon your budget, plan a trip for your parents accordingly. The only aim for planning such trip is to let them spend some quality time with each other far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

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Gift them wedding outfits
Let them recall the old memories of their big day. Contact a professional wedding dress designer who can provide you wity one of the best suited wedding gowns for your mum and an eye-catchy wedding suit for your dad. Make sure to arrange for them in advance so that your parents can wear it on their special day.

candle light

Arrange a candle light dinner
Candle light dinners are one of the most romantic ways of spending a beautiful evening with the love of one’s life. So why miss a chance to arrange a romantic candle light dinner for your mom and dad? Contact with any of the local restaurants and book a table accordingly. Make sure that the restaurant is near your house. If possible, ask the management to decorate the place with some red candles, heart shaped balloons, lights and glitter in order to highlight the ambience of the occasion.

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Make a photo collage
If your budget does not permit you to do any of the above, then simply go for a customised photo collage. Collect every photograph of them right from the old days up to the present times. Make a collage and either hang it on the focal point of your drawing room or wrap it inside colourful paper and present it to them.
Start to plan the celebration in advance to avoid last minute rushes.

 

What Should I Gift My Wife On Our 5th Anniversary?

Wedding anniversaries are always special. The day must be celebrated in a unique way. It is not necessary to arrange expensive anniversary events for celebrating the day. Spending the day simply with your spouse can equally help to make some memorable moments. However to make your wife happy try to give some quality time to her on the anniversary day. Also, there are numerous gift options that you can opt for. Some of them have been mentioned below, check them out –

Make breakfast

1. Make breakfast – Everyday your wife makes breakfast for you. Why not give her a break on the anniversary day? Plan to prepare the breakfast a couple of days in advance. Know the recipe for the dish that you have decided to make. Wake up before your wife on the day of your anniversary, go to the kitchen, prepare the dish and serve it to her in bed. She will be surprised to see that
her husband has done such a beautiful thing to make her day fantastic.

Gift her a dress

2. Gift her a dress – Every woman loves to get new dresses. So one of the best anniversary gift ideas is to present a beautiful gown to your wife. Relive your wedding day by presenting her a gown. Just visit a local bridal shop in Sydney and select your desired product. Make sure to select a piece according to your wife’s preferences.

happy couple watching movie and talking in theater

3. Go for a movie – If both you and your wife are crazy about watching movies then never miss to watch a movie together on your anniversary day. Make sure the movie is liked by both of you. Opt for an evening show. However, to avoid last minute rushes, book the tickets in advance.

Candle light

4. Plan a candle light dinner – One of the most romantic ways of spending a memorable anniversary evening is by having a candle light dinner together. But make sure to have your dinner after watching the movie. This is suggested because having dinner after movie can automatically create numerous topics for discussion and communication.

long drive

5. Go for a long drive – If you don’t have sufficient time to plan a short trip, then just opt for a long drive. Be sure to drive safely. Enjoy the food items available at highway food joints as well. All these small moments would create beautiful memories that can be cherished forever.

Simple and inexpensive things can create long lasting memories. You don’t need to spend a huge amount on purchasing luxurious gift items. Women always want time and affection from their partner. So instead of just sending gifts, make her feel special by following any or all of the above stated tips.