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Should I shop for a wedding dress before I'm engaged? Why one bride says no

I've been obsessed with weddings (especially the dresses) since I was 8 years old. I've had wedding magazine subscriptions since then, an extensive wedding board since I made my Pinterest account over 4 years ago, organized folders with pages upon pages of wedding-related stuff. Despite my obsession, I still refused to try on wedding dresses before I was engaged, and you should too. Here's why…

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I bought my wedding dress on Etsy! Here are my tips for buying a custom dress online

One element of my wedding with which I was fairly obsessed was finding a fun dress. I'm not a white gown kinda gal, so I was on the hunt for something colorful. I decided to test the waters in customizing a dress online. There are lots of stores that do that theses days, but I knew I wanted something from an independent seller who could really personalize the look itself. I'm already an avid Etsy window shopper, so it was all just a matter of narrowing down the search to a reputable designer who made dresses I liked. Easier said than done? Actually, it was pretty easy…

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Reclaiming traditions: you CAN love a taffeta wedding dress

"I'm going through the traumatic process that is wedding dress shopping, and I'm really open-minded about what I'll consider (you have to be when white isn't in the plans). But I didn't expect to fall in love with a taffeta dress online… Taffeta?!"

If taffeta (or any other traditional fabric) sounds too traditional for you, think again. We've come a long way since our rebel "fuck taffeta" days. Let's take a look…

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10 tips for wearing a wedding corset (+ a trunk show in Seattle!)

Corsets are a major element of bridal fashion. Since most wedding dresses have some corset structures built into them, it's not surprising that some opt to go full steam and wear a "real" corset as a visible or foundation element to their wedding look. Here are some things to keep in mind if you're tempted by the idea of special occasion corsetry…

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How to create your bridal shop moment with your online bought dress

It's way easier to buy online than it ever has been before. This online shopping convenience comes with a tiny cost, though: you don't have that bridal store moment where you let your crew see you in the dress/outfit and ooh and ahh. The remedy? Create that shit yourself!

Here are my tips to create your bridal shop moment with your online purchased dress…

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Badass winter wedding woollies that won't kill your style vibe

We've featured some lovely winter wedding woollies for cold wedding days, but there were a lot of white, pinks, and overall prettiness that just isn't for everyone. What if you're less snow queen and more snow VALKYRIE?! There are a whole lot of options for a darker, more badass look while you're tromping through the snow or chill.

From sleek black shawls to fantasy capes to long leather gloves, these aren't your average winter wedding accessories…