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Although there are almost as many panic triggers as there are people living with the disorder, some of the more common triggers include being in an enclosed space or feeling unable to leave, getting too hot, and feeling scrutinised. This can make wedding dress shopping a scary prospect for a bride who gets panic attacks. Here are some tips to make wedding dress shopping with your panic attacks in tow a little easier…

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Are you the type who bubbles over with personality? Choosing hair accessories with pops of color or bold textures for you and your wedding party is an easy way to add personal style to your wedding. Local fashion trends over the past several decades have distanced the Americans from the millinery arts. So, as we return to the glory of headpiece options allow me to share with you my insider knowledge as a milliner, and bridal accessory designer…