When are you having a baby?

“So, when are you having a baby?”

How many times have you been asked this question?

If you are planning a wedding, recently married or engaged-the chances are pretty likely.

Eager friends and family members just can’t wait!

Maybe you have plans to start (or expand) your family right after the ceremony. Then again, maybe you just don’t know.  Below are our favorite answers to the popular question.

  • We already have one and she/he is perfect! (This works with a fur baby just the same)
  • Although it’s been fun trying, we aren’t really sure just yet.
  • What a great question… I wish we knew the answer!
  • At least 9 months from now.
  • Well I just married one, not sure if I want more yet.
  • As soon as we get through our student loans, we don’t want to pay for tuition and diapers at the same time.
  • We aren’t sure, what about you?
  • We might start trying in _____  years/months
  • For now, we are just going to enjoy being married. No one knows what the future holds.
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Are you ready for Bridal Fantasy Show? Tips and tricks for success!

In just over a month, it will be showtime! Bridal Fantasy Show that is! One lucky couple will win a dream wedding package valued at over $20,000. 

Ever been to a show before? It can get a little crazy! Follow these simple tips and tricks to ensure the best possible experience.

1. Register in advance– Not only will you save some money, you will save time and hassle. Tickets are $8 in advance and $12 day of show. Simply visit bridalfantasyshow.com or visit a participating vendor and purchase from them. Tickets are available at the door too, just give yourself a little extra time.

2. Bring labels- So many of the vendors offer an in-booth drawing or prize. Bringing a label with your information will save you time and hassle.

3. Come ready to book- Many vendors have specials and discounts they offer on the show day. To secure your date, you might need a deposit.

4. Dress for success- Comfortable clothing and shoes are a must. The show lasts for 4 hours, you want to be comfortable.

5. Go with friends and family- Make a day of it! Having other opinions is always helpful and you are sure to make some fun memories.

For more information, visit bridalfantasyshow.com.

What: The Area’s Premiere Bridal Show: Bridal Fantasy Show

Where: The Ramada Plaza Suites – Fargo, ND

When: Sunday, October 25th from 12-4

Why: Because your getting married!

 

 

 

Miss B.Perfect-Affair: Is it too soon?

Miss. B. Perfect-Affair is our resident wedding expert. Each month, she answers all your etiquette questions. Planning a wedding would be impossible without ruffling a few feathers. Have a question for her? Comment to the post below and she will surely answer. 

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Dear Miss. B. Perfect-Affair,

I am engaged and planning a June 18th wedding next Summer. I know there is a suggested time frame of 6 months for ordering dresses and such…. With that being said, I feel like that is much too close to the wedding. I’m a planner. I already have started shopping and how found some dresses I want. Is it too soon to order? 

Is-it-too-soon

Dear Is-it-too-soon,

It is never too soon to order. Most bridal fashion is timeless and styles don’t vary too much from one season to the next. In fact, the sooner you can cross dresses off your long list, the better. Your bridal attire is one of the first items you should shop for. The styling of your gowns really help shape the look of the entire day. So, the answer is simple; no. Order away.

Best wishes and good luck,

Miss. B. Perfect-Affair

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Dear Miss. B. Perfect-Affair,

My fiance refuses to wear a jacket at our wedding. I understand he wants to keep a relaxed look and is all concerned about cost. My wedding is in a church and I have an understated, but stunning ballgown. I don’t feel his casual attire matches my wedding day vision.

Sincerely,

might-as-well-wear-jeans

Might-as-well-wear-jeans,

You poor girl. He has some good reasons for wanting to nix the coat on his attire, however, he may be a little misinformed. First of all, the menswear in your wedding should compliment the ladies. In a church setting with a gorgeous ballgown, a jacket should be worn- at least for the ceremony. Most churches have air conditioning and most modern ceremonies take less than 30 minutes.

As for cost, most of the time the groom is given his rental for free. Also, just removing the jacket from the rental package usually doesn’t remove much of the cost. Many times, the discounts and special sales for rentals are only valid on full suits or tuxedos.

I would advise you to chat with him about all the options and see your local bridal or formal wear store.

Good luck with everything,

Miss.B. Perfect-Affair

Embarrassing Prom Trends from the Past

Prom is upon us. Every year the dresses get prettier and the stakes are higher to have ‘THE DRESS’ the whole school is talking about. But at what cost? Cool today, embarrassing years after high school.

Like all other fashion trends, there are certain ones we are happy to see go. Below we have listed some prom trends that we are embarrassed to ever have thought were cool.

Did someone tell them the bigger their sleeves were the smaller their waists look? Seriously though, were these even comfortable?

Bows. In un-flattering places. All presents should come wrapped with a bow, but if these dresses were gifts- we would return them.

Too much. Way to much. Where were these girls parents? Those who attended these grand march’s must have felt uncomfortable.

No words but had to share.

Happy Friday!

Miss. B. Perfect-Affairs: Help!? I found the one but Mom doesn’t approve…

Miss. B. Perfect-Affairs answers all your wedding etiquette questions. Each week features a new question and answer. Have an etiquette question of your own? Leave a comment and your question will be answered.

Miss. B. Perfect-Affairs,

Not sure what to do here… I have found “the one”. A beautiful slim fitting gown with a halter neckline and short train. This gown is perfect for my beach wedding this summer. One problem… My mother does not approve. She thinks I should have the typical “princess ballgown” style . My fiance and I are paying for the wedding and this gown also fits our tight budget. How can I get my dream dress and my mothers approval?

Sincerely,

Seeking-mothers-approval

Dear Seeking-mothers-approval,

Your situation is not an easy one. Invite your mother to lunch or set up a time to visit with her. Make sure she understands your concern for her feelings about your gown. Explain to her that although a ballgown may be perfect for some brides, for you- this gown is perfect. It fits your wedding day vision, your style, and your budget. Communicate in a positive way to her that you truly want her approval on your wedding day style. After all, it’s your big day and you want to feel incredible.

Sincerely,

Miss. B. Perfect-Affairs

Miss. B. Perfect-Affairs: Help!? I found the one but Mom doesn’t approve…

Miss. B. Perfect-Affairs answers all your wedding etiquette questions. Each week features a new question and answer. Have an etiquette question of your own? Leave a comment and your question will be answered.

Miss. B. Perfect-Affairs,

Not sure what to do here… I have found “the one”. A beautiful slim fitting gown with a halter neckline and short train. This gown is perfect for my beach wedding this summer. One problem… My mother does not approve. She thinks I should have the typical “princess ballgown” style . My fiance and I are paying for the wedding and this gown also fits our tight budget. How can I get my dream dress and my mothers approval?

Sincerely,

Seeking-mothers-approval

Dear Seeking-mothers-approval,

Your situation is not an easy one. Invite your mother to lunch or set up a time to visit with her. Make sure she understands your concern for her feelings about your gown. Explain to her that although a ballgown may be perfect for some brides, for you- this gown is perfect. It fits your wedding day vision, your style, and your budget. Communicate in a positive way to her that you truly want her approval on your wedding day style. After all, it’s your big day and you want to feel incredible.

Sincerely,

Miss. B. Perfect-Affairs

 

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Miss B.Perfect-Affair: I need this order placed!

Miss. B. Perfect-Affair is our resident wedding expert. Each month, she answers all your etiquette questions. Planning a wedding would be impossible without ruffling a few feathers. Have a question for her? Comment to the post below and she will surely answer. 

Affairs by Brittany

 

 

 

 

Web Version JASMINE Bridesmaids Fall 2014_P166052K_P166054K_P166066K_P166062K_ImageDear Miss. B. Perfect-Affair,

I was given a deadline of Valentine’s Day to order bridesmaids dresses for my August 2014 wedding. We want to ensure the dresses arrive in a timely manner so there is  enough time for alterations and any last minute fittings. We found the dress, picked out the color, and most of my girls have placed their order. My problem is one of my girls just won’t place their order. She claims to be excited about the wedding, and says she will do it “tomorrow”.. but “tomorrow” never seems to come. I am beyond frustrated and just don’t know quite what to do.

Thank you in advance for helping me be tactful in this situation,

Frustrated-and-wanting-to-order

Dear Frustrated-and-wanting-to-order,

Some people just ruin the fun for everyone, don’t they? I understand your frustrations. Dealing with a friend or two who just don’t seem to listen to directions well is tough, especially when you are dealing with a deadline. My suggestion is to call your friend and set up a time when you both can go in and place the order together. This will give you an opportunity to spend time together and also ensure the order gets placed on time. If she lives out of town and is needing to call in her order, maybe have the store call her. Sometimes life gets busy and it’s helpful to have the shop call to gather the information. Your friend may need help understanding how important it is to you that this task get accomplished in a timely manner. Finances might also be of concern. Talk to her, if this is the case; offer to help her out. She will appreciate the gesture and it might help get that order placed.

Best wishes and good luck,

Miss. B. Perfect-Affair

Now What?

 

 

Dear Miss. B. Perfect-Affair,

I found my dream gown at a local retailer, so exciting! While looking at Pinterest- I found a picture of it, there was a link to a website where it was hundreds less. Is this a really good deal or really to good to be true? The savings would without a doubt be helpful, but is it worth the risk?  What’s a bride to do?

Sincerely,

My-dress-for-less

My-dress-for-less,

Have you ever heard the phrase, “If it’s too good to be true, it probably is?”  In this situation, live those words.

Overseas factories have long been selling gowns and other things direct. Sometimes this results in a great deal, sometimes it results in a great deal of stress. Isn’t planning stressful enough?

The photo of your dream gown, was courtesy  of the designer. Do not confuse this with the product you will actually be receiving. No doubt, you will receive a gown. It may even resemble the gown you fell in love with- but it’s not authentic. It’s not THE gown.

Your wedding gown is the most expensive article of clothing you will ever wear. It is also the most sentimental. Do you want to leave your perfect gown up to chance?

Best of luck planning,

Miss.B. Perfect-Affair

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