Ways to Bring Your Family Closer TogetherWays to Bring Your Family Closer Together

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Ways to Bring Your Family Closer Together

Hello. My name is Madison Hope. I am married and have three children. Our children are ages twelve, fifteen, and seventeen. When the kids were younger, it was easy to plan family outings and have everyone be excited. These days, getting everyone excited about spending time as a family can be challenging. My husband and I, along with the kids, have come up with activities that everyone enjoys. We have also made agreements that in the case that one is not thrilled with something we are doing, they will come along and do their best to make the day a pleasant one. I am excited to share more about this with you. I hope you find our solutions to be beneficial.

Shopping For Your Wedding Gown? Avoid These 3 Things During Your Search

Shopping for your wedding gown can be exciting. However, it can be stressful if you aren't sure what to avoid during your search. Here are some of the things you should not do when you shop for the gown you'll wear on your wedding day.

Bringing Too Many People with You

While the idea of bringing your relatives and everyone in your bridal party with you to the bridal shop seems like a good idea at first, you might soon realize that is a mistake. Everyone will have an opinion, and they may want you to try on dresses that you aren't interested in or don't have the budget for. Some people might engage in side conversations along the way instead of helping you find the right gown.

A better idea is to only bring one trusted friend or relative with you. You might even consider looking by yourself at first, and when you've narrowed things down to a few dresses, have a small group help you make the final choice.

Not Leaving Money for Extras

Instead of squeezing every dollar out of your budget for the perfect dress, remember that there will be incidentals that need to be paid for. For instance, you may need to have adjustments made by a tailor. You might also want to buy beautiful accessories, but if your entire clothing budget has been used up by your gown, there is nothing left for pretty baubles to accessorize with. Make sure that the dress you ultimately buy leaves you with enough money to complete your bridal look.

Getting the Wrong Size Dress

Wedding gown sizing depends on the individual designer's sizing chart, so don't assume that you need a gown in the same size as the jeans you wore into the bridal shop. The number size of a dress may be larger than what you usually wear, so focus on the designer's chart and what fits you, not what number you would like to see on the tag.

If you plan to lose weight, think carefully before looking at dresses that are currently too small for you. Losing weight can be tough, especially when planning a wedding. You might not meet your weight loss goal, and then you'll have a dress that is too tiny and uncomfortable to wear. Instead, get a gown in your current size, and if you do happen to lose weight, you can have alterations done by a tailor.

Keep the above mistakes in mind as you shop for your wedding gown, and you'll be able to avoid them. Work with the  staff at a local bridal shop, like Bridal Elegance, to find the perfect dress for you.