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An Informal Affair to Remember – Your Casual Wedding Dress Guide

What happens if the bride wants a more informal setup? You can’t wear a floor-length wedding ball gown if you’re having a beach wedding or a garden wedding. Aside from unwanted stains, sand on your train and twigs on your hemline, you’re going to have a hard time walking around in an incredibly formal wedding dress when outdoors.

The right solution to this wardrobe problem is to wear a casual wedding dress Australia.

What Is It?

Casual wedding dresses encompass virtually every kind of informal wedding dress on the market. Beach wedding dresses, garden wedding dresses-if it breaks away from tradition and if it’ has a “shorter-than-floor-length” hemline, then you can be sure it’s casual.

Why We Love It

If you plan on having a beach wedding or a garden wedding, you need a wedding dress that doesn’t impede your movement, especially if you plan on mingling and doing a whole lot of dancing during the reception. Short and sweet casual wedding dresses will not only make you look stylish and chic, these dresses will also make you feel comfortable enough to tango or cha-cha-cha your way around the dance floor.

Another fabulous advantage of the casual wedding dress is that you can wear these dresses more than once. Instead of having to pack away your wedding dress, never to be taken out again, you can wear these dresses to other informal or semi-formal affairs you attend in the future.

These dresses combine aesthetics with functionality. Wear it on a date with your new husband, or have your baby christened while showing off your stylish and practical side with your incredible casual wedding dress. Whichever way you put it, the casual wedding dress is a perfect addition to your everyday wardrobe. Every time you wear your casual wedding dress, you will remember one of the most memorable days of your life.

Where to Look

What we also love about this dress is that you can purchase a casual wedding dress virtually anywhere. You don’t need to go to the nearest bridal boutique just to find a great casual wedding dress. Any white dress that fits you well and shows off your glorious figure to perfection can be worn as your perfect casual wedding dress.

If you’re a bride who’s looking for a splash of color, then any colored dress that complements your wedding color theme is an excellent alternative to the formal, white floor-length gown.

You can look online for excellent selections of various casual dress collections made by different designers and bridal wear providers.

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Comfortable Bridal Wedding Dresses

Not every bride requires a wedding dress filled with lace, pearls, or other fancy ornamentation. A fancy wedding dress is great if you are into that kind of thing, but what if you prefer to be more casual? What if you and your fiance want a very laid back wedding? You could go for a ceremony where blue jeans and t-shirts are the formal attire, but if you are looking for a more casual wedding dress, you can easily find them at the many bridal stores around the country, both online and in person.

Casual  dresses for wedding are becoming more and more popular with today’s brides. Fewer women want to sink hundreds or thousands of dollars into a dress they wear for a few hours before packing away in a box for another member of their family to possibly wear years down the line. Instead they like the functionality and practicality a more casual dress offers. Additionally, they can be worn for other functions whenever a fancy dress is needed.

Informal wedding dresses can also be made in a variety of styles. They can be long or short, sexy or modest, white, black and white, pink, or any other color that suits your fancy. Silk, tulle, chiffon, cotton, denim, linen, gauze, and hemp are just a few of the fabrics we have seen these relaxed dresses made in. Whatever your particular tastes are, there is an informal wedding dress waiting for you.

When would you wear a casual wedding dress? You could wear them for ceremonies that take place: at home; on the beach; at the courthouse; during a second or third marriage ceremony; or if you elope. These dresses are simply the newest way to celebrate your marriage.

If you are getting married in an exotic destination, then a beach wedding dress is ideal for your fun in the sun. Your dress can be light and airy, something flow that can catch the warm breezes of your location, but still functional enough to wear at another gathering. Your dress can still reflect your personality and should reflect it while being fun and not confining. A sarong or sundress is the perfect choice for a beach wedding dress.

Plus size wedding dresses also come in a casual style that not only flatters the bride but makes her feel beautiful as well as comfortable. Plus, there is nothing wrong with a plus size wedding dress being a chic suit instead. Many women who are concerned about the way they look in a dress will find that a chic pant suit is the better option and they still look fantastic standing next to their beloved on their special day.

Casual brides no longer have to limit themselves to uncomfortable formal wedding dresses that simply do not fit who they are. Dressy pants suits, flowing sundresses and sarongs, and colors other than white are all the new casual wedding dresses of today. There is no reason why the bride cannot be comfortable. After all, it is her day.

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Top 10 most popular Adelaide wedding cars

Located in Adelaide, SA and currently on the search for wedding transport that’ll see you arrive in style on your big day? Look no further! To take the stress out of choosing, here’s the top 10 most popular Adelaide wedding cars, as ranked by their customer reviews on Easy Weddings.I believe you must want to wear a cheap casual wedding dress to sit on a stylish wedding car for an unforgettable day.

Classic Jags

Winner of the ABIA Hall of Fame 2016 for Jaguar Wedding Transport, Classic Jags offers four vehicle styles to choose from for your special day. Adelaide’s oldest 1949 MKV Jaguar specialist, you have the choice between 1949 Mark V Jaguars, Royal Daimlers, a 1970 XJ6 Series 1 Jaguar, and a MKV Convertible. All chauffeured vehicles are air conditioned, have luxurious red or gold leather, complementary drinks, and include a red carpet, ribbons, and tulle. Check out Classic Jags’ fleet today, and begin planning your statement arrival!

Cloud Seven Limousines

Promising nothing less than red carpet service, arrive in style to your special day with Cloud Seven Limousines! These vehicles are driven by fully uniformed and courteous chauffeurs, and the service includes complimentary sparkling white wine or non alcoholic wine, a red carpet, and the ability to decorate the car to your liking. And, specialising in making your day run smoothly, you’re sure to have a relaxing, stress-free ride with luxurious Cloud Seven Limousines.

Kombis4u

Voted Best Wedding Transport in South Australia at the 2014 ABIA Awards, Kombis4u offers a stylish, timeless, and fun way to travel to your wedding day. Providing a high level of service, these chauffeur driven Kombis are fully renovated for your wedding transport needs. Check out their gallery and reviews, and read what happy couples have to say about their experience Kombis4u!

P&K Limousines

With a choice of luxury White 11 seater Chrysler 300C Limousines, and new white Holden Caprice Sedans, P&K Limousine offers to make your special day as memorable as possible. Their fully chauffeured luxury limousines are complete with ribbon, tulle, and a red carpet, and come with complimentary champagne and soft drinks on the day. Check out P&K Limousines today and view their fleet in person!

Baileys Limousines

An established professional limousine business, Baileys Limousines offers a choice of three different limos for your special day. A fully accredited and licensed company, these limousines provide a chauffeured service, complete with complimentary drinks, wedding ribbons of your choice, tulle, child seats for flower girls and page boys, and red carpet service on the day. Check out their fleet today, and allow Baileys Limousines to deliver that extra special something for your wedding!

Carrington Wedding Cars

Promising you’ll arrive in style to your special day, Carrington Wedding Cars offers you a choice of a 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, two 1970 Royal Daimler eight seater limousines, and two 1957 S1 Bentleys. Aiming to provide the best, this service includes fully air conditioned vehicles, a red carpet and colour trim of your choice, and a professional and appropriately dressed driver. And, offering special rates for winter, Sunday, and morning weddings, you’re sure to be impressed with Carrington Wedding Cars!

Chevrolet Impalas of Adelaide

Family owned and operated, Chevrolet Impalas of Adelaide is devoted to providing the utmost professional wedding transport service for your special day. If you’re looking to create an impact, these Chevrolet Impalas are the cars for you! Their services come with a fully accredited driver, a red carpet on arrival to your ceremony, tulle and ribbons to dress the vehicle, light refreshments, and even umbrellas! And, also offering end of evening transfers, Chevrolet Impalas of Adelaide really has thought of everything to make your day one to remember for years to come!

Buicks of Adelaide

A family owned business with over 20 years in the wedding car industry, Buicks of Adelaide offers a truly unique and professional service for your wedding transport. With a selection of classic 1938 Buick Sedans and a 1938 Buick Tourer to choose from, these chauffeured vehicles come with light refreshments, red carpet service, and ribbon and tulle for decoration. And, with the ability to tailor packages to suit your individual needs, you have nothing to loose and everything to gain with Buicks of Adelaide!

Impressive Limousines

Priding themselves on being Australia’s largest Hummer limousine company, Impressive Limousines will ensure your day is unique and comfortable from start to finish. Their professional chauffeured service includes bar facilities, light refreshments and nibbles, a white ribbon, seating for up to 24 people, and a wheel cover to protect the bride’s dress. Check out their fleet of black, white, and pink hummers – it’s impossible to be disappointed with Impressive Limousines.

Adelaide Chevy Hire

Family owned and operated with decades of experience in the wedding industry, Adelaide Chevy Hire offers matching white 1957 air conditioned Sedans and a Matador red 1957 Convertible for your statement arrival at your wedding. All vehicles come with white ribbons and tulle, red carpet service, and light refreshments for the bridal party. Check out their gallery today, and read what other happy couples have to say about Adelaide Chevy Hire!

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Popular Blush Pink Bridesmaid Dresses

Blush, blush, and more blush!

We’ve spotted a trend! There must be something in the water, because we’ve noticed lately the majority of Real Wedding submissions coming through featuring blush pink bridesmaid dresses Australia. While we COULD sit around discussing the reasons for that colour choice, we’re guessing it’s just because blush looks good on everyone, looks fantastic beside a white wedding dress, and is only improved with a tan!

Here’s some inspiration for those toying with the idea of blush bridesmaid dresses.








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Top 10 Trends From Bridal Fashion Week

At Fall 2014 Bridal Week, affordable wedding dresses designers unveiled their fall collections. Lori Allen, president of Bridals by Lori in Atlanta – home to “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,” and Monte Durham, fashion director for “Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta,” share their thoughts on what to expect in the coming year. From romantic lace to modern silhouettes, there is a gown that will help you feel like you on your wedding day.

Turn Your Back
While most brides put their best face forward, your back can also draw a lot of attention. “Most gowns have major back interest, from lace to light beading in patterns of vines with lace and buttons,” Durham said. Designers also are making brides’ backs more visible. The lower the back the better, Allen said.

Up to Your Neck
Going forward, Allen said, the fronts of wedding gowns are getting more conservative, with fewer deep sweetheart necklines. Instead, Durham said, scooped, jewel and V necklines were prevalent in every designer’s upcoming collections. Even so, it may take brides a little time to catch up to this trend. “Strapless sweetheart is still brides’ number one choice,” Durham said.

Cover Up
While strapless wedding gowns have been all the rage for several years now, designers are expanding their lines to include a little more variety. “Sleeves and straps are becoming more and more popular,” Allen said. “Strapless is waning.” These sleeves include cap sleeves, one-shouldered tops and even full-length sleeves. Straps range from wispy spaghetti to wide, tank-style styles.

A Softer Touch
Soft, flowy fabrics are reigning on wedding dress skirts, said Allen. They are gathered at the natural waist with a sweep of a train, Durham added. “There’s still structure in silk and satin with longer trains, however, a more organic feel was on every runway.”

Drop It Down
Designers are moving away from a natural waistline in favor of gowns with a dropped waistline. “Natural waist has ruled, but this season we saw some dropped waistlines again,” Allen said. Dropped-waist designs were seen with a variety of necklines as well, including V-necks, spaghetti straps and, of course, strapless.

Be Colorful
Although a white wedding dress traditionally is the top choice for most brides, it is starting to see more of a challenge from non-white hues. “Color is coming, whether it is a blush, blue or silver, color is coming back,” Allen said. “Some designers also featured red and black.”

It’s All in the Details
In a move toward adding extra dimension to their upcoming collections, many wedding gown designers incorporated some extra touches to their dresses. “Accessories, belts and light beading were mostly seen on the bodice of the gowns,” Durham said. “Belts lead the trend in this category.” Those belts ranged from simple ribbons to more elaborate pieces featuring a lot of bling.

Tried-and-True Favorite
Even though today’s brides are quite modern in many ways, there is one old-fashioned favorite they continue to want in their wedding gowns: lace. “Lace is still popular,” Allen said. Wedding dress designers answer this demand by including lace in a number of ways: as overlays, in the sleeves and across the neckline.

Be the Princess
When it comes to their weddings, many brides want to feel like a true princess, the belle of the ball, if you will. As a result, Allen said, ball gown discount wedding dresses are starting to reappear even as the popular fit-and-flair style still rules. These designs, too, feature a variety of styles so brides can find one that fulfills their fairy tale vision.

Old-Fashioned Appeal
Many brides choose a time-honored look for their big day, and designers are happy to oblige. “Vintage-looking gowns and broaches still are hot,” Allen said. A lot of these designs feature many of the trends mentioned earlier: lace, varied necklines, sleeves and even color.

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See how the top 10 toilet paper wedding dress designers ply their trade

Quilted Northern may be “designed to be forgotten,” but these toilet paper discount wedding dresses are certainly memorable.

Right in the midst of summer wedding season, Quilted Northern and Cheap-Chic-Weddings.com have teamed up to hold the 13th Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest.

TP aficionados around the nation were given a mission: Create a wear-worthy, on-trend beach wedding dress and headpiece out of nothing but toilet paper, glue, tape and needle and thread. And these designers certainly rose to the challenge.

“This year’s crop of designs continues to impress and exceed our expectations of what truly is possible when toilet paper is crafted for greatness,” Susan Bain, co-founder of Cheap Chic Weddings, said in a statement.

Officials have chosen 10 finalists from the hundreds of submissions they received nationwide, and now those 10 will travel to New York City to participate in the fashion show finale event July 20 and compete for the grand prize: $10,000 and their design displayed in a Ripley’s Believe It or Not location.

Judges of the competition include Kleinfeld Bridal owner Mara Urshel and party planner Michael Russo.