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How to choose your bridesmaids

Hey there!

Choosing your bridesmaids looks like an easy task. Right? That is what I thought at first.

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Between the suggestions from your aunt on who should be on the lineup, the self-appointments from friends who know they are in the line up,

to your fiancees ideas on who should be on your side, a bride can go through a lot of  headache trying to put a list together.

When it comes to choosing your bridal party, are there guidelines that can make it easy for brides?

 

Let’s explore our options.

First and foremost, it is important to write your wishlist of your bridal party. this helps you narrow down based on availability for planning meetings and on the wedding day.

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As you write your list be sure to get your partners views and inputs.

After coming up with your list, decide on their roles. The most important has to be who your maid on honor is. A lot of thought should go in choosing this one. Your maid of honor should be the one person who can steer you the right way by telling you the truth even when you do not want to hear it.

Next you need to ask. I suggest that by this time you have worked out your expectations of your wedding day. it is also important to calculate how much it will cost your bridesmaids to be on your bridal party.

This helps those who feel like it will dent their budgets to drop out before invitations are sent out.

Plan a meeting with your bridal party to share your vision for your wedding day so that they are on your side.bridesmaids

 

Have fun shopping online for designs with your girls listening to them and reminding them of your theme and vision.

If you have many friends like I do, remember you cannot make everyone happy you could compensate by giving them supporting roles so that they are also involved in seeing you married.

Are you in the process of planning a wedding? How did you choose your bridal party? I would love to hear from you.

 

Love,

Joy

 

What to wear to a bridal shower

Hey Darlings,

Before I got married, I wasn’t a regular at bridal showers.

Now that I am married, either I tend to notice more bridal showers or I am simply invited to many showers or planning more.

So what is the proper way to dress up for bridal showers?

My top tips are:-

1. Steer clear of white, beige and grey- for obvious purposes.

2. Find out the theme of the bridal shower before hand. This will help you dress appropriately.

3. Comfort is key.

I have shopped on Pintrest for some of my favorites hope you like what I put together.

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Xoxo

Joy

Wedding Dress Necklines 101

Hey Beautiful!
I hope you are enjoying the new month and the blog so far, I would love to hear what you think. Leave a comment?
Shopping for a wedding dress appears so easy on TV shows! You walk in a bridal consultant chats you up ask you what your budget is, what dress you want, what neckline looks good on you and voila! You get your dress!
I will show you how to get to bridal consultant level and prepare you for your next bridal appointment.
1. Bateau Neckline.
I always wondered where my knowledge in French would come in handy; Bateau means boat. So think of this neckline taking the shape of a boat.

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This neckline follows the curve of the collarbone to the very tip of the shoulders.

 

2. Sweetheart Neckline

This has got to be the most loved neckline style. I wore it for my wedding on not one but two gowns!
It is easy to spot. Just think of the top half of a heart.

 

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3. One Shoulder Neckline
As the name suggests, the strap comes across only one shoulder.

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4. V-Neck Neckline.
In this style, the neckline usually dips down taking the shape of the letter V

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5. Plunging Neckline
This is for the daring and extremely sensual! It is usually a very very deep V-Neck.

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6. Halter Neckline
The halter neckline usually has straps that wrap around the back of the neck. They could be fixed or easily tied together in a bow.

 

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BI Harusi Tip:

When choosing a neckline it is important to bear in mind that your comfort is key. You do not want to be the bride who keeps pulling up your dress and constantly adjusting your bust area.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Let me know by leaving a comment.

Love
Joy

 

 

photo sources: allure bridal,mori lee bridal,Berta bridal and maggie sottero

Weddings Gown Styles

Hey there lovely!

I am so excited! This is my very first post on this blog!

Welcome once again to BI Harusi!

Whether engaged or not, planning a wedding or just shopping, it really does not hurt to know a little bit about wedding gowns.

Today we will learn about the different silhouettes or designs that exist.

Depending on your body shape and taste in style, there is a gown for every one!

If you are a fan on TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress, you have definitely seen how Kleinfield Fashion Director Randy knows every single thing about the dresses!

Not to worry, once you finish reading this article, you will have passed the first class.
I will divide these lessons because it is very long and I don’t want to bore you on day one.

I will define the silhouette; advise for which body type it is most appropriate for and the show you my favourite dresses for each.
A-LINE
This is a gown that is fitted at the bodice and gently flares wider toward the bottom resembling the letter A.

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It is flattering on most body types and is perfect for disguising bottom heavy figures.
It comes is various variations such as the fitted A-Line that has s lightly dropped down waist.
EMPIRE
The waist line of this dress is higher than the natural waist. It starts right below the bust.

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If you have a petite figure or are have a small bust this silhouette is best for you. If you are bottom heavy as well, this dress hides it well.
BALL GOWN
This is my personal favourite. Just like the A-Line, it is fitting on top however it has a very full skirt-More like the Cinderella dress.

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This dress is perfect as it hides everything and people can focus on your face-just kidding but in all honesty, it gives the impression on a tiny waist!

 

SHEATH
I rarely see brides here in Kenya follow this trend. A sheath silhouette is a figure hugging dress that flows all the way down and has a defined waist that you can choose to accessorize with a belt or a waistband.

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The bottom part can slightly flare on not depending on the brides preferences. If you have a well toned body, this would be a perfect dress, for obvious reasons.

 

TRUMPET
This silhouette is often mistaken to the mermaid silhouette. The difference is that it flares right in the middle of your hips unlike the mermaid that flares from the knees going down.

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This dress is perfect for accentuating curves.

MERMAID
This is probable the second most done in dress by brides locally!

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It fits closely from the bust areas to the knees then flares out all the way down. I think it looks perfect on most body shapes but experts say it is better for brides with hour glass body shapes
My tip to brides to be is to try out the different silhouettes before settling on a gown simply because you love how it looks or a particular detail on it.
You don’t necessarily have to follow the rules on the silhouettes but always be on the look for something that works for you so that you do not set yourself up to fail.

 

I hope this has been useful to you. If you have any questions or queries, simply leave a comment or send me an email, call or WhatsApp.

 

Love,

Joy