The internet is abuzz on what Kate will be wearing when she floats down the aisle on her fathers arm. The gown has been the greatest best kept secret of the entire Affair. But even at the Royal level there is talk of Kate paying attention to the economy and her position being one of tradition. Kate's style is beautiful, classic and chic. I can not wait to see - I am hoping a cloud of silk under a fitted embelished bodice. I would love to see some of the beautiful Classics come back. A few of the most memorable gowns that have gown down the aisle here at the Appel Inn have been from consignment shops - Mothers remake - grandmothers remake and even once a great grandmothers and I still remember the custom gown from about 20 years ago custom designed from a vingage italian linen top sheet absolutely exquisite - Often it is not who designed your gown - but the attitude in how you wear your gown that makes the statement. Seeking some great savings - there are a few places that not only do you choose a gown of your dreams - but the money goes to great causes. Check out the Bridal Garden in Manahattan - you can find couture gowns at significant savings and all the proceeds benefit education of New York City Children.
Brides against Cancer breast cancer - they do a nationwide tour donating the money to breast cancer research. Having a garden wedding or thinking of something simple -keep an eye on the attendant dress lines as most gowns can be ordered in ivory if not also white. We have often added a few pearls and created a gown for hundreds less than its bridal gown counterpart. Do keep in mind alterations are generally charged by how long and complexed it was to do and has nothing to do with what you paid for the gown. Remember the accessories can be chosen to have a repeat performance and do not all have to be bridal white/ivory. More and more brides are choosing fun colored shoes and shawls. Jewelry you will wear again. There are a few companies that can take your bridal tiara and restring into a gorgeous necklace you can keep wearing for years to come. Do not hesitate to also think outside the box - Your wedding gown is whatever you wear down the aisle - It does not have to be white or ivory - you can wear any color you wish and love as well as any length. Your gown does generally set the formality of your wedding and you do want to consider the time of year and where you are going down the aisle to the weight and formality.