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Winter Wedding Dress Styles of 2012

Posted by Brandi Kane on November 26, 2012

Winter is now the 'It" season for weddings!  Winter gowns need special care as they are usually constructed with heavier, more dense fabrics.  They may also include extra layers verses their summer counterparts.  At Champion Wedding Gown Specialist in Birmingham Alabama we have three Certified Wedding Gown Specialists on site to ensure the best possible cleaning and care of your gown.

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Topics: wedding gown cleaning and preservation, Wedding Gown Specialist, Cleaning and Preservation

Dry Clean Your Tuxedo

Posted by Brandi Kane on October 24, 2012

Tuxedos, like wedding gowns, are an important part of many weddings and other special occasions.  Taking proper care of your tux is crucial for the long-term good of such a classic garb.

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Topics: Wedding Resources, dry cleaner, Wedding Gown Specialist, Cleaning and Preservation

What You're Forgetting When Choosing a Wedding Gown

Posted by David Whitehurst on September 13, 2011

 

Many Brides say that choosing their wedding gown was their favorite part of planning their wedding.  In the midst of crazy appointments, tastings, and meetings, what girl wouldn't relish the opportunity to simply try on beautiful wedding dresses, and see which one looks best?

Most brides are aware of the most basics of choosing a wedding dress: picking a fabric, a cut, a style, and getting alterations.  There are a few things that brides often forget, however, which could act as a disadvantage when choosing a wedding gown.

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Topics: wedding gown preservation, Wedding Gown Specialist, wedding gown cleaning

Six Tips For Choosing The Perfect Wedding Photographer

Posted by David Whitehurst on September 6, 2011

 

Recording your wedding memories through a professional wedding photgrapher is a major decision in your wedding plan.

 

Make sure you're getting a true wedding professional.

 

Nothing can take the memories of a beautiful wedding away from a bride, but a photo album full of professional pictures would certainly help keep those wedding memories strong.  Choosing a wedding photographer, however, can be a lot harder than it seems.

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Topics: Wedding Photographers, wedding memories, wedding planning, Wedding Gown Specialist

Tips For Spot Cleaning Silk Wedding Dresses

Posted by David Whitehurst on July 4, 2011

 

Dealing with Two of the More Common Stains - Wine and Lipstick - On A Silk Wedding Dress

Silk is one of the most delicate fabrics known today, and also one that is high on many Bride's list.  Unfortunately, the temperamental nature of this fabric can be dangerous around wedding time, so here are some tips for spot cleaning silk wedding dresses to help you protect your dress before making it to a wedding gown preservationist.

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Topics: wedding dress stains, Silk Wedding Dresses, Wedding Dress Care, Wedding Gown Specialist

Four “Musts” For Mother of The Bride Dresses

Posted by Sherry Whitehurst on April 7, 2011

Little girls dream of growing up and dressing like their mothers.  Once this day finally comes and the little girl is a woman making decisions for her wedding dress and her own special day, the bride’s mother is still an important figure and should dress like one!

 


However, many women clash with their daughters over what to wear.  It’s an important issue, as the mother will be in pictures and a prominent figure in the front row.  

All eyes will be on the bride throughout the ceremony, but the mother will definitely be seen.  Most women know not to wear white, cream, or ivory as it makes her look like she’s trying to steal the bride’s spotlight.  But other than this, no-no it’s hard to know which direction to proceed. 

 

Here are my suggestions for dealing with this issue:

 

  1. Mother of the bride dresses should be chosen after the bride and brides' maids pick their dresses. While many older moms think they should choose some sort of staid suit in a drab color, this absolutely doesn’t have to be the case.
  2. Mother of the bride dresses should match the bridal party’s dress in level of formality, but doesn’t have to match in style or color. As long as the dress complements rather than clashes with the colors of the day, it won’t appear out of place.
  3. Make sure the dress is tasteful, and coordinate with the mother of the groom so that you neither appear like twins or at total odds with one another.  In some settings and on the right person, a classy black gown could be stunning rather than funeral-like.
  4. Dress like you normally would in the sense that you want to show off your features.  If it’s warm out and you have nice arms, consider strapless.  If the wedding is less formal and you’ve still got legs that rival your daughter’s, don’t go for a floor-length gown.  

Have fun and dress like the fabulous mother of the bride that you are!

 

 

 

 

Solving Wedding Gown Problems in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and Georgia

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Topics: mother of the bride dresses, bridal care blogs, Wedding Gown Specialist

Don’t Touch the Wedding Dress?

Posted by David Whitehurst on March 26, 2011

So what can happen if I handle my wedding dress?

 

One question that many brides-to-be will ask us is if they can discolor their wedding dress by touching it with bare hands. There’s not really a straight answer to this. While it can happen, if you treat it with the care and reverence that most brides will have for their dress, it should be fine. We don’t want to make you afraid to handle the dress. After all, you want to be able to enjoy it rather than worry over every little speck.

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Topics: wedding gown restoration, wedding dress cleaning Birmingham Alabama, Wedding Gown Specialist

Should You Vacuum Seal Your Wedding Dress?

Posted by David Whitehurst on December 27, 2010

The Idea Of Vacuum Sealing A Wedding Dress Is Suggested Often As A Method Of Preservation.  Will It Work?

Sure, you can vacuum seal your wedding gown.  Just put your wedding gown in one of the special vacuum seal bags, connect your vacuum cleaner and suck the air out the bag.  The plastic compresses the wedding dress and you can store it just about anywhere and feel confident that it can't be harmed by kids, pests, pets or moisture.  Isn't this is a perfect solution for preserving your wedding gown?

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Topics: 35243, 35242, 35216, 35043, 35244, 35205, wedding gown storage, wedding dress preservations, wedding gown preservation in Birmingham Alabama, Wedding Gown Specialist, 35210, 35213, 35209, 35040

How Should I Store My Wedding Dress Before My Wedding?

Posted by David Whitehurst on December 21, 2010


I Was Recently Asked About The Best Way To Store a Wedding Gown in The Weeks or Months Before The Wedding. 

 

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Topics: 35243, 35242, 35216, 35043, 35244, 35205, wedding gown cleaning and preservation, wedding dress cleaning Birmingham Alabama, wedding gown preservation in Birmingham Alabama, Wedding Gown Specialist, 35210, 35213, 35209

How Long Does It Take To Steam A Wedding Dress?

Posted by David Whitehurst on December 21, 2010

 

Should It Take A Week or a Day To Steam Out A Wedding Dress? There Are 3 Factors That Answer This Question.

It's not unusual to learn that it might take a week or sometimes even two weeks to get a weeding dress steamed out or pressed.  But here's the truth to this story:

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Topics: 35243, 35242, 35216, Bridal Gown Steaming, 35043, wedding dress cleaning Birmingham Alabama, wedding gown preservation in Birmingham Alabama, Wedding Gown Steaming, Wedding Gown Specialist

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