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The Perfect Suit or Tux: Finding the Best Fit for You

When it comes to wedding day attire, it seems that men are left in the dark when it comes to their outfit. The blushing bride gets all the tips and tricks for a beautiful fitting gown, but what about her husband-to-be? The groom needs to look just as put-together as the bride, which is why a properly fitted suit or tuxedo is important. Below are a few basic suggestions on how suit pants and jackets should fit your body.

The Pants

A properly fitted pair of pants will make you look sharp, slim, and tailored. If your pant legs bunch up around the ankle and over your shoes, a much needed fitting is in order. Make sure the cuff of the pants sits on top of your shoes in the front. The back of the cuff can hang just a little bit longer than the front, but make sure it is not dragging on the ground or covering the entire back side of the shoe. It is important to wear pants that are made for your height. Items directly off the rack may not be the right length for your needs. It is also recommended to take note of your backside when you have the pants on. Make sure they lightly graze and hug your behind, but aren’t too tight or too baggy.

The Jacket

It’s all about creating the perfect balance when it comes to the jacket. If you are under 5’9”, your jacket should end mid-crotch. If you are taller than this, it can vary from the mid to lower crotch area. During your fitting, an alterations specialist will be able to determine the perfect length for your body type. The shoulder seams should come to an end where your shoulders end for a smooth finish. When it comes to your sleeve length, a modern rule of thumb is to make sure it is about a quarter of the way above your hand when you bend your wrist upwards. When you have the top button closed, it should fit comfortably around your mid-section without being too tight or too loose. If the jacket seems to form an ‘X’ shape when closed, that means it is pulling more on the bottom and it is too tight of a fit.

Conclusion

Hopefully these few simple tips will help you find the best fitting tuxedo or suit for any special occasion. If you are still looking for a great outfit, the experts at All About The Gown By Judy, Inc. has wide selection of tuxedos to help you look sharp on your wedding day!

What Happens During a VIP Bridal Appointment?

All-inclusive bridal packages can be a real treat for you and your bridal crew, with exclusive shopping opportunities and lots of champagne to go around. You can make your time shopping for a wedding dress a memorable experience, especially if you decide to bring your family and friends along for the occasion. If you’re interested in what a VIP bridal package offers, keep reading to find out more!

Private Shopping

Shopping with other brides is normal, since bridal stores are only open during certain business hours. However, with the VIP package, the store will be opened exclusively for you to shop. The benefits of having an empty bridal shop is less distractions and more opportunities to focus on what you want. Your private consultant will also be there to accompany you and answer any questions.

Personal Stylist

With a personal stylist by your side, you can let them know what styles and shapes you’re interested in. From mermaid and ball gown dresses to elegant trumpet and tea length gowns, they’ll be able to help you narrow down your choices. They can also cater to the needs of your guests, allowing for a comfortable and enjoyable time while you shop.

Champagne and Snacks

One of the bonuses of planning a VIP appointment is the champagne and treats included in the package. Sip from a luxurious champagne glass with your bridesmaids as you explore the store to find the perfect dress. You can also ask the store if they provide snacks too, since your party might get hungry from the extensive shopping activities.

Discounts

Discounts may be applicable only during your appointment time, which could mean a reduced price on your dress or other accessories. Be sure to call the store before your appointment to see if there are any deals or promotions included in the VIP package. Your personal stylist will also let you know if there’s any discounts on dresses in your price range.

Conclusion

If you are a bride looking to create a magical experience for yourself and your entourage, we can help you plan this amazing experience at All About the Gown by Judy, Inc. For more information on our VIP appointments, visit our website today!

Old Wedding Traditions That Are Making A Comeback

There are a lot of traditions to keep track of when it comes to a wedding. What is even more surprising to realize is that there are many amazing traditions and cute gestures that have been around for hundreds of years that aren’t even used as much anymore. Keep reading if you want to learn about some incredible and sweet customs that are definitely making a comeback!

Tying the Knot

When it comes to common wedding jargon, most of us have probably heard the phrase “tying the knot” at some point, but what a lot of people don’t know, is that it comes from an actual tradition that was extremely important back in the day. Originating in Ireland and Scotland hundreds of years ago, the tradition calls for the officiant of a wedding to tie the couple’s hands together with a piece of colorful ribbon or string that symbolizes the eternal bond of their marriage. We’re not sure about you, but that is one of the more adorable pieces of symbolism we have ever seen.

Wedding Bells

Another sweet saying that refers to the big day is somebody hearing “wedding bells”, which sure enough, has a long and literal history of its own. Bells ringing at the end of a ceremony symbolized the rejection of any negativity from a new marriage and blessed them with a long, fruitful union. Oftentimes it was less of the wedding bells and more of a small hand-held bell that was rung at the end of the ceremony, which was then gifted to the newlyweds. If there was ever any tension between the new husband and wife, one of them would ring the bell to serve as a reminder of their commitment and caring for each other.

Decorating the Car

This is probably the most common of the old traditions in terms of how much it is still used today. Decorating the car of the newlyweds is a relatively simple gesture, but is still fun to explain nonetheless. Starting in Germany many years ago, ribbon and bright bows would be fastened to the proclaimed “getaway car” for the new couple, which was the way guests could follow them to the reception and make sure they didn’t sneak away to the honeymoon. The wedding guests would honk their horn all the way from the wedding to the reception to get the festive mood of the party going before they even got there, making it the loudest and most adorable sentiment ever.

Money Dances

The money dance is a relatively straight forward tradition, because it is exactly what the name implies. Varying from country to country in terms of the exact way it is carried out, the purpose of the dance is to wish the bride and groom good luck with a small gift of cash in exchange for a dance. Any guest that wants to dance with the couple will walk up and put their offering in a silk bag or even pin it to the bride or grooms clothes! After the dance is over, the newlyweds frequently have quite the impressive sum of money to start off their new union the right way!

Conclusion

Not sure about you, but seeing all of these adorable wedding traditions and their true meaning makes us over at All About the Gown by Judy want to just melt! If you are getting ready for your big day and looking for that all-important wedding dress, trust that you are in safe hands with us because your happiness is our number one priority.

Grooming the Groom – 5 Fashion Tips

Are you approaching your wedding day and want to look as stylish and put-together as your bride-to-be? While most of the wedding preparations and the event itself is traditionally focused on the bride, it’s important to remember that this is a day for BOTH of you. Therefore, you’ll want to look and feel your best on the big day. If you need help figuring out what to wear (and what not to wear) continue reading for 5 fashion tips to consider.

Fit the Vibe

At the bare minimum, you are going to want to find the attire that matches the event. If your wedding is in a swanky hotel or another venue, you should opt for dark suits and ties or even tailcoats and a bowtie if it’s extra luxurious. If your venue is outdoors in the middle of the day, you can go more casual with lighter suit colors.   

Coordinate With Your Other Half

You may not know exactly what your partner will be wearing, but you’d both be well-served by coordinating a little bit. If your bride is wearing a top-notch ball gown, you wouldn’t want to arrive in a linen suit meant for a beach wedding. Set some ground rules with your partner so a basic level of matching styles will be accomplished.

Coordinate With the Groomsman

It’s up to you whether all your groomsman wears the same outfit as you, but even if you’re not all donning the same style of suit, it’s important everyone at least matches the style of the groom. It would look awkward if the groom is wearing a khaki suit while his groomsman are in black tuxes. Don’t stop the coordination there either. You can also coordinate your style with the bridesmaids as well. Whether it’s a vintage, ballroom, or a beach-themed wedding, everyone should have a cohesive look.

Consider Your Body-Type

To look your best on your wedding day, make sure your ensemble matches your particular body type. If you’re a little on the heavier side, you should probably avoid wearing lighter suits and go with a slimming darker tone. If you’re vertically challenged, you can add the illusion of height by a three-bottom suit jacket with low button placement. Likewise, if you’re tall and thin you can add some thickness and look broader by opting for a double-breasted suit.     

 Accessorize

Once everyone is situated with their suits, it’s time to accessorize. These little details will set you apart from the rest of the attendees, so choose wisely. Try cuff links, a vest, or even a wild pair of socks to add some spice to your ensemble. Don’t be afraid to let your personality come out in the addition of these little details.

Conclusion

Your wedding will be a life-long memory, so you might as well try to make yourself look as chic as possible. For professional help in finding the perfect suit, contact the experts at All About the Gown by Judy, Inc. You’ll look and feel great after a visit with us!

The Origins of Wedding Dress Traditions

From giving a knife as a wedding gift to carrying the bride across the threshold, many superstitions have surrounded weddings throughout history. Each country has their own beliefs, but there are many customs in Western weddings that are still practiced today. This blog post will go over some traditions regarding the bride’s dress and apparel, and where these traditions originated from.

Here Comes the Bride, All Dressed in White

Until Queen Victoria donned a white gown for her wedding in 1840, white wasn’t a traditional color for wedding dresses. Since white fabric was costlier and harder to keep clean compared to other colors, only the rich brides wore it in order to flaunt their high status and affluence. Because of this, the color white was only associated with wealth and power.

Instead of all the fur, gold, jewels, and luxurious colors that most royal brides wore during that time, Queen Victoria wore a simple white lace dress with a flower crown. This was thought of as unusual, and her underwhelming dress was reported on for months. Surprisingly, this minimalistic gown caught on and spread all throughout the Western world. It was with Queen Victoria that the color white became associated with purity, virginity, and innocence. Today, most brides continue on with Queen Victoria’s bold yet simple statement and choose white for their bridal gowns.

Wearing a Veil

This tradition started with the ancient Romans. They believed in evil spirits that roamed the world, looking to curse anyone that was weak and vulnerable. During her wedding, a bride would wear a veil to protect herself from evil spirits that were jealous of her happiness. The veil disguised her from demons and to helped ward off any ill will they would bring upon her and her marriage. While we do not hold this belief today, many brides love to wear veils because of their elegant, flowing appearance.

Tossing the Garter

Legend has it that the person who catches the bride’s garter will be the next one to get married. However, this tradition has some rather crude origins. In the Dark Ages, family and friends would wait outside of the bedchamber until they were shown any sort of evidence that the marriage had been consummated, such as sheets, stockings, or a garter. The bride’s garments were seen as a symbol of good luck, so everyone wanted a piece.

This turned into a game of rowdy guests that would try to strip the bride of her garter. They would even break into the newlyweds’ room to take the bride’s clothes right off her body. To distract the crowd, the bride would throw her garter into the crowd and make a quick getaway. Today, we celebrate this with much less vulgarity. After the groom removes the bride’s garter, he throws it to his groomsmen, and the man who catches it is said to be the next to marry. The bride does the same with her bouquet to her bridesmaids – a much more respectable tradition!

Creepy Crawlies

Most brides would scream upon seeing a spider on their wedding dress, but this is actually good fortune! According to old English folklore, seeing a spider on or inside of your wedding dress is good luck. Maybe let the spider hang out a while before you swat it away – it could cast a positive omen on your marriage.

Conclusion

Weddings have taken place throughout all of history, so it makes sense that some weird superstitions and traditions have developed over time. Get your good luck dress at All About the Gown by Judy, Inc.! We’ll get you and your groom perfectly suited up for your special day!

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