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Wedding Wednesday: Kids at weddings + Giveaway!

At the end of this post I’m going to tell you how you can win FREE JEWELRY!  Scroll down to check it out :)

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Having kids at weddings  can be a wonderful part of the celebrations.  But they can also lead to some hard decisions – can they come to the ceremony but not the reception, will only children of a certain age be allowed, will only children of close family members be allowed, will children not be invited to the wedding at all – the list goes on and on.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when planning your wedding:

  • If you will have kids at your reception, make sure to serve kid-friendly options (for those under age 12) and provide crayons, paper and other games to keep them occupied.  Depending on your budget and venue, having a separate kids’ room with a sitter is a great option.
  • If you have a flower girl and ring bearer in your ceremony, they should be invited to the reception.  Don’t put the parents in a position where they have to explain to their child that he or she is part of the wedding but can’t come to the party.
  • Whether or not you’re inviting kids to your wedding, check in with all the parents that you’re inviting.  Call them and let them know whether or not their kids are invited and if they are, what childcare (if any) will be available.
  • If you only want a few kids in the wedding, it is okay to just invite children over a certain age, or children in the immediate family.  Just be sure all parents are aware of this to avoid any awkwardness later on.

So here’s the good part!  Win FREE JEWELRY by sharing your experiences with kids at weddings.  Do you think it’s a good idea or a bad idea?  Will/did you have kids at your wedding?

Let me know in the comments!

And as always, find great deals on wedding goods from LightInTheBox!  We have flower girl dresses and more on sale now.

Fashion Friday: Ten-minute Hairstyles

I don’t know about you, but my hair is the last thing I do before leaving my house in the morning, and it often gets neglected. But each of these hairstyles only takes 10 minutes, so I’m going to try out one each day to really step up my style. Are you with me on this?

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Check out our website for styling tools and hair accessories.

Do you style your hair every day?

LITB Customer Interview: Lilli Hingee

Lilli, a fashion blogger from Australia, was in the market for bridesmaids’ dresses when she found LightInTheBox.  She chose a light pink, knee-length number which looks amazing on her!  Here is part of her review:

My research led me to Light-In-The-Box (among others) which is an online store – based in China as so many are – that custom makes bridesmaid dresses. There’s about 200 styles available in chiffon, and most of them are around the $100 mark.

The reviews though were… patchy.

Lots of people on the wedding forums said that Light-In-The-Box were TERRIBLE (though most of them were of the “friend of a friend of mine” variety of anecdote). Posters who said they were actually OK were shot down as being incognito Trojan horses for the company.

It’s hard to know who to trust when you’re approaching an online company for the first time, so I hemmed and hawed, and totally failed to make a decision until I was asked to be a bridesmaid myself.

The brief was simple: Pink. And it just so happens I didn’t own a pink dress that was going to be suitable as a bridesmaid’s dress.

I thought I’d take the opportunity to try Light In The Box out for myself before committing to putting my own bridesmaids into their hands, so I ordered a strapless a-line chiffon dress for a whopping $103. I decided to opt for the “custom measurement” option and the “express shipping” which brought the total up to $146. Which isn’t cheap for something that had the potential for disaster, but was a good deal cheaper than the bridesmaid dresses I’d seen in the stores.

They make each purchase to order (which they say can take up to 18 working days) so I ordered on the 11th of September and got the dress today.

This is what I ordered:

And this is the dress, straight out of the box:

Can you see how impressed I am?

I needed The Sophisticate’s help to be zipped up – the zipper’s pretty stiff, and I was a bit stingy with my measurements so the bodice is pretty snug – but once it was on I felt comfortable and it definitely got two thumbs up from my other half.

The dress is finished beautifully: It’s fully lined…

…professionally made…

…and tidily hemmed.

I’m yet to figure out what the internal strap is for – maybe keeping the dress on as you’re zipping it up?

My only concern was that the colour chart is pretty patchy. I had trouble deciding between this colour – Pink – and something called Pearl Pink, and in the flesh this doesn’t really look like either. If I’d been thinking properly I’d have ordered a colour swatch while I was ordering the dress so I could make a more informed decision when choosing the colour for my bridesmaids.

Read more of Lilli’s review on her blog. Shop for bridesmaids dresses here.

LITB Customer Interview: Denise Phillips

Denise, a newly engaged gal from Singapore, recently bought this dress from LightintheBox.  Here’s what she has to say:

The dress is really very pretty. Order on the 31st of July and received on the 8th of Aug, now thats really quick delivery. The dress itself is very well structured, quality of the material is pretty good! Definitely worth the price. 2 or 3 sequins have come loose but I expect that out of any dress with sequins. I ordered the blushing pink one to go in with my wedding colour scheme.

Its super shiny and sparkly, looks great in pictures. I order a size 12 even though I can fit into a size 10, just in case it was tight, I could always tailor.

It’s a little too brightly coloured for me. (I was hoping for a more pastel or baby pink since there are no swatches for sequins), I think this dress looks better with dark colours. Overall, I have yet to decide whether I like the pink to wear it at my wedding but service and workmanship wise, Lightinthebox.com is pretty awesome.

We think you look lovely, Denise!  To see more photos of Denise in her dress, check out her blog.

And as always, check out Lightinthebox.com for more great fashion deals!

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Fashion Friday: The Perfect Interview Outfit

Looking to land your dream gig?  Don’t stress about what to wear to the interview along with everything else – we’ve got you covered.

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The Corporate Interview

Show your style while still looking conservative.  Go with demure trousers or skirt and a blouse.  Add bold (but classy!) accessories or a bright mani.

Get the look:

 

 

 

 

 

The Artsy Interview

Especially when interviewing for a creative position, your personal style esthetic is important.  Put together a classy outfit, but make sure it doesn’t feature too many trends or labels.  Try a unique shoe or bag with an understated blouse and trousers.

Steal the style:

 
 
 

 

No idea?

If you have no idea how formal or informal the work environment will be, or even what exactly the job is, you can’t go wrong with this classic look:

 

 

 

 

 

Find more great styles on our website.  And good luck at your interview!

Which interview outfit are you most likely to wear?

Fashion Friday: Look hot in under 5 minutes!

Do you hit snooze too many times on Monday morning? Forget to set your alarm Wednesday night? No problem! You only need a few minutes to look hot and office-ready.

If you have:

2 minutes


Pull your hair back into a sleek ponytail or messy bun. Moisturize your face (tinted moisturizer is great for days like these!) and add some concealer under your eyes if needed. Finally, apply a quick layer of mascara and swipe some tinted gloss on your lips.

5 minutes


Do the same as for 2 minutes and then add foundation and some coloured eyeliner to make your eyes pop. A light-coloured eyeshadow applied just below your lower lashes will make you look more awake.

To make your ponytail a little more polished, grab a strand of hair and wrap it around the elastic to cover it and pin into place. If you have time, give the bottom of your pony a little curl (make sure you turn the curling iron on when you first get up!).

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I love this “I’m late” video tutorial for getting a chic look with limited time in the morning. Check it out!

For more hair and make-up inspiration, check out our Pinterest board.  And don’t forget to get your makeup supplies here on our website.

 

Wedding Wednesday: Wedding Traditions Part 1

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.

Sound familiar?  This English rhyme has been around since the Victorian era.  So what does each piece mean, and why have I not heard of that last bit?

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Something Old: The something old symbolizes the bride’s family and continuity with the past.

Something New: Something new offers hope and promise for the bride’s new life after she gets married.

Something Borrowed: Borrowing an item from a friend or family member shows the bride’s network of support she has for her new life.  The woman lending the item is usually happily married, so borrowing an item from her is supposed to bring good luck to the new marriage.

Something Blue: “Marry in blue, lover be true.”  Until about 150 years ago, blue was the most common colour of wedding dresses.  The colour symbolizes modesty, fidelity and love.

A Sixpence in your Shoe: The British tradition of a bride putting a sixpence in her shoe represents financial security.

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Many modern brides are coming up with fun and creative ideas to incorporate this age-old tradition into their wedding ceremony.  Check back next week for Wedding Traditions Part 2 where we will take a look at some of these options!

As always, check out our website for great deals on wedding dresses, shoes and ceremony décor.

 

 

Wedding Wednesday: To look or not to look?

Happy Wednesday everyone!  In this installment of Wedding Wednesday, I want to talk with you guys about the concept of a first look.

For those who aren’t familiar with the term, first look refers to seeing your husband (or wife!) to be before the ceremony.  It’s a break from tradition, but it is becoming increasingly popular.

The Pros:

~ You get to see your spouse-to-be for the first time without so many eyes on you so you can have a special moment together before the ceremony.  This also allows for some beautiful candid photos of the two of you.

~ A first look can be great for brides who are afraid of all those pre-wedding jitters.  A quiet moment together can really calm your nerves.

~ If you have a lot of guests, taking pictures with the wedding party before the ceremony starts can save time later.

~ Your big day is eventful- the ceremony, talking and greeting guests, toasting- that you don’t get much time to be alone with your partner.  Before the ceremony is a great time to spend just talking and being with each other.

~ Even if you see each other before the ceremony, you and your husband-to-be will still have that moment when you walk down the aisle.  Him seeing your dress beforehand doesn’t change that.

The Cons:

~ Traditionally, the bride and groom wouldn’t see each other until the bride’s father walked her down the aisle.  If you want a traditional wedding (like the royal wedding!), a first look probably isn’t for you.

~ If you wait to take photos after the ceremony, you’ll have that newlywed look in your eye (you just got married!), something that can be missing from photos taken before the ceremony.

The Compromise

Some couples are deciding to do what might very well be the best of both worlds.  Before the ceremony, they don’t actually see each other, they talk to each other through a door. Genius, right?  And the photos from this type of encounter are AMAZING :)

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So let me know what you think!  Would you want a first look before your wedding?

And of course, make sure to check out LightintheBox Weddings for beautiful dresses and accessories.

 

Fashion Friday: Be a Celeb Look-Alike

The Teen Choice Awards last Sunday saw some really fabulous styles.  Luckily, you can get those same looks for less here at LightintheBox!

 

Glee star Lea Michele rocked an Atelier Versace floral mini.  Get the look here and here.

 

Tip: Make sure to wear your hair down when wearing a strapless top. Big earrings or a big necklace also look great when paired with a mini-dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham wore a graphic-print dress by Mara Hoffman. Get the look.

 

Tip: Graphic prints are ‘in’ right now, but make sure you don’t overwhelm your look by wearing too many different patterns and colours. Kat paired her bold dress with solid-coloured shoes and a neutral clutch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country singer Taylor Swift is known for her flowly, ethereal dresses and at the Teen Choice Awards she didn’t disappoint. We have two great Taylor Swift-inspired options here and here.

 

Tip: For a more casual look, pair this dress with a jean jacket or leather boots. For a more formal occasion, I love Taylor’s peep toe heels with this dress. We have similar ones here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This J. Mendel dress looks amazing on Vampire Diaries actress and model Nina Dobrev. Steal her style.

 

Tip: This dress makes a big statement, so make sure all eyes stay on it with a simple pair of earrings or a simple necklace. A pair of sandals or pumps in a neutral colour look great with a brightly-coloured dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, check out LightintheBox Fashion for more great looks!

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Headpieces

Most brides spend a lot of time thinking about their dress – the cut, style, if it will be pure white or cream – the list goes on and on. But another choice, one that is arguably just as important, is what you will wear on your head.

First – veil or no veil?

If you picked veil:


Pick your veil based on the look of your dress:

Longer veils are better suited to floor-length gowns or gowns with a train. Conversely, shorter dresses look better with shorter veils. If your dress has a high neck or is a more eclectic style, a very short visor veil is a good option.

The most popular veil length is the fingertip length which goes down to (you guessed it!) your fingertips.

If you said no veil:


Many modern brides are choosing head adornments other than the traditional veil. Some wear elaborate headbands, tiaras, or pins, while others simply leave their heads bare.

Brides with long faces look better with headbands or decorative flowers pinned on the side. Brides with rounder faces are more suited to tiaras or bridal hats pinned near the top.

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Whether you choose to wear a veil or a different type of head-wear, make sure it doesn’t take away from an intricately designed dress. But if your dress is simpler, your head-wear can be more elaborate!

What kind of veil or headpiece do you want to wear at your wedding? Show us pictures of your ideas in the comments!

Take a look at some of our headpieces on the LightintheBox Wedding page.

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