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Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Showcase

This week we would like to feature some beautiful women that have had their weddings recently and shared photos from their beautiful day!

These brides saved money with LightInTheBox but looked super glamorous nonetheless! Thank you ladies for sharing your photos on our Facebook page!

Dixie Willis told us her wedding dress fit perfectly even though she was pregnant.  Can’t even tell you look absolutely divine! Congratulations Dixie!

Crystal’s bridal gown is from LightInTheBox and she said she added some accents of her wedding colors but was totally happy with her dress! Don’t her bridesmaids dresses look unique? Congratulations Crystal, you are glowing!

Briar Merritt

Briar Merritt sent us this AMAZING photo! Her dress fits her like a glove and this photo is SO romantic! Briar got all the dresses for her bridal party from LightInTheBox! Bridesmaids and her daughter the flower girl are below! Don’t they look fabulous?

 

 

Tatiana shared these lovely photos of her wedding! She said she loved her LightInTheBox experience and loved the way she looked on her wedding day!

Look at BEAUTIFUL Emira with the city skyline as her backdrop! She said LightInTheBox made her beautiful on the happiest day of her life!

With so many brides sharing their BEAUTIFUL photos with us, we would like to feature LightInTheBox Brides every week in our cover photo of our Facebook page! If you are a LightInTheBox Bride, share your photos with us, and we would love to feature you as well!

 

 

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.

Wedding Wednesday: Weddings by Numbers

DISCLAIMER: At the end of this post I’m going to tell you how to score FREE jewelry from LightintheBox. So scroll down if you just want to get to the good part :)

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So one of the first things any good wedding blog or book tells you to do is to set a budget. But if you’re anything like the rest of us, you really have no idea where to start. How much do these things actually cost?

Luckily for us, earlier this year Brides Magazine figured out how much Americans spend on every detail of their weddings – from flower arrangements to food. So today I want to share with you the average cost of getting hitched in 2012.

And to make it less… well, terrifying, I put the average costs into a nice happy image. Don’t say I don’t try to do nice things for ya :)

So… that’s crazy, right?!? $26,989 is A LOT to drop on a wedding. But everyone is allowed to splurge a little!

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So here’s where the good part comes in! We are giving away $45 worth of FREE JEWELRY to our blog readers who leave us a bit of comment love :) Here’s how:

All you have to do is post a comment telling us what your biggest splurge is/was/will be at your wedding! We will pick the SIX sweetest and most creative comments on Tuesday the 28th and those lucky ladies (or gents!) will be able to make their wedding that much more affordable.

What do you think your BIGGEST SPLURGE will be? Your dress? Music? Food? Booze?

Let’s hear it!

Wedding Wednesday: Black Tie Optional

For any lady attending a wedding the day of the festivity is filled with hours of primping and grooming, just to be followed by a few more hours of standing up and dancing. Needless to say, a wedding is a celebration and no matter what type of wedding you’ll be attending you should look your best! Whether you’re a bridesmaid, a wedding guest or the bride herself a wedding is the perfect occasion to show off your style and make sure everyone sees that you clean up nicely!

Although there are many different themes a couple could choose to base their wedding on, when it boils down it there are only three types of weddings—informal, semi-formal and formal. Sometimes it can be hard to decide what to wear to a wedding and even harder if you’re not sure what the dress code is. But since pictures will be taken throughout the day, you definitely want to look appropriate!

Here are some outfits from the LightInTheBox Weddings & Events Collection that will be perfect options for that fun-filled day!

Informal

A flowery dress, flirty sandals (heel or flats!) and a floppy hat are perfect for daytime or outdoor weddings.

Semi-Formal

A cocktail dress that is not too bright and not too revealing is ideal for this setting. Pair it with some fun jewelry and a unique pair of heels and you’re all set!

Formal

It’s appropriate for you to wear a floor length evening gown for formal, black tie weddings. You can also strut around in some killer stilettos and break out the flashiest clutch you have!

Wedding Wednesday: Put On Your Dancing Shoes!

Although shoes are certainly not the most important aspect of wedding planning, what a bride wears on her feet is very important. She and the groom will more than likely be on their feet for hours at a time on their big day—standing at the altar, greeting guests and dancing the night away—and that can take a toll on the body! In this week’s post, you’ll see some fabulous shoes that won’t break the bank but will keep you on your toes!

A blushing bride should be content, confident and comfortable on her big day. As we all know from long nights out on the town, the kind of shoes you wear definitely have a direct impact on your mood—so choose wisely for your wedding day! Many modern brides are skipping over the traditional white or ivory shoes and jumping straight into a wild, fun colored pair. Bridal shoes that match the color of the wedding gown is obviously the most classic choice, but if you’re feeling bold you should try a colorful pair!

One popular trend is having blue shoes be the ‘something blue’ from the traditional wedding phrase “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue”; but you could also coordinate your shoe color with your bridesmaids dresses or flower arrangements.

No matter what kind of shoe you decide on, the most important thing is to wear what makes you happy! Here are our favorite colorful picks from the LightInTheBox Wedding Collection, but all of these are available in other colors:

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1) Gladiator Sandals

2) Stiletto Heel Pumps

3) Pumps with Rhinestones

4) Stiletto Heel Gladiator

5) Sparkling Glitter Stiletto

6) Leather Peep Toe

7) Suede Ruffles

8) Satin Peep Toe

9) Leatherette Peep Toe

Wedding Wednesday: Go Glam!

If you’re the kind of gal that enjoys getting glam, then you’re in luck! A wedding is the perfect opportunity for a woman to show her closest friends and family just how chic she is. From your engagement photo shoot all the way to your reception, you can WOW your wedding guests with fabulous and simple details that won’t break the bank.

We have all seen those movies that feature the most extravagant weddings imaginable—Sex and The City, The Wedding Planner, The Wedding Date, and Bride Wars are all focused on just how outrageous weddings can be! But let’s face it: that’s for the movies. Most of us cannot afford to have a ‘movie wedding’. Your average bride is on a budget and, no matter how much she wants to, can’t go crazy on the wedding expenses.

Every girl grows up dreaming about what walking down the aisle will be like for her…and sometimes we just can’t resist daydreaming about having that perfectly glamorous wedding all for ourselves! Adding a bit of sparkle to your ensemble or to your reception tables is an easy way to take your wedding day from blah to va-va-voom. But if that’s too much for your tastes, try a faux fur or lace wrap with a fascinator in your hair to get a vintage glam look.

Here are some glam suggestions from our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection, just for you:

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1) Faux Fur Wrap

2) Lace Bridal Jacket

3) Rhinestone Wedding Shoes

4) Lace Wedding Shoes

5) Crystal Place Card Holder

6) Crystal Napkin Ring

7) White Baroque Photo Frame

8) Rhinestone Jewelry Set

9) Bridal Fascinator

10) Bridal Combs

Your Wedding: 3 Styles For Each Season

As we mentioned before, the time of year your wedding falls in is quite a big thing to consider when you’re picking your dress. It really wouldn’t do, for example, to be shivering in a breezy, knee-length affair in the middle of winter… sweating unattractively through your make-up in summer.

It seems to us that the question of “wedding date and wedding dress – which comes first?” is something of a chick and egg argument. Regardless of whether or not you’ve picked your wedding date yet, or whether or not you’ve already got a style of dress in mind, taking a look at what styles best suit each season can’t hurt, right?

Spring

Think flowers! The spring season has traditionally always been considered a romantic time for weddings – it’s the season for new beginnings, and what is more romantic than beginning a new life together surrounded by budding flowers?

We believe that spring is one of the more dreamy seasons, so take a look at fuller skirted gowns. As the weather warms, you’ll also be able to handle sleeveless dresses. Patterned lace and soft ruffles made from lighter fabrics such as chiffon and organza will be a good touch.

Summer

This is the perfect season for outdoors weddings – think beach, garden, or backyard weddings! There’ll be lots of green, lots of bright colors, and sunlight to reflect your joy and happiness during this momentous occasion.

Since it’s going to be warm, we would recommend shorter dresses, light fabrics, and maybe little cheeky touches here and there. You should go for something soft and breezy, and be careful to avoid decorations that may appear too “heavy” for the season such as overly ornate ruffles.

Autumn

Another great season for outdoor weddings. It’s festive, but still manages to have a somewhat “mellow” feel. Usually favorite for those who are looking for warm and intimate weddings, as autumn the season for getting together with family and close friends.

Cream or off-white dresses will really match with the colors of the season. This season is quite flexible – both long or short wedding dresses are ideal. However, fall weather is a little tricky, and liable to change at any minute, so perhaps you should look for dresses that match well with a wrap.

Winter

This season is magical! Just imagine all the snow, the sparkle, the perfect whiteness… It’s definitely one of the dreamy seasons, and absolutely perfect for indoor weddings.

We recommend taking a look at gowns with dramatic sweeps and maybe even a long train. Lace and shimmering beading or decorations would really work well – think of a winter ball! If you’re looking to wear a long-sleeved wedding gown, then this is also the season for you.

To see some tips on picking dress styles based on your personality (and more wedding eyecandy), head over to this blog post.

Your Wedding: Finding A Dress That Suits Your Personality

Let your personality shine through on your big day! Continuing from Your Wedding: A Starting Point, we’ve compiled a list of personality types to help you with ideas for your future wedding dress.

Trendy

The trendy bride has an intuitive fashion sense that allows them to sense trends almost even before they start, impressing those around them with their strong sense for style and flair.

We Recommend: Trumpet/Mermaid cut wedding dresses, though you may also find yourself drawn towards asymmetrical or ball gown styles.

Styles to take a look at:

Satin Sheath/Column Floor Length Satin Trumpet/Mermaid One Shoulder Chapel Train Trumpet/Mermaid One Shoulder  Chapel Train with Floral Decor

Elegant

The elegant bride has style and taste, but prefers to make her statement subtly, without as much glitter and flash as the trendy bride. They tend to exude a sense of calm and grace that can be sensed by those around them.

We Recommend: Sheath/Column style dresses are a great choice. You’ll also love wedding dresses with an empire waistline for their simple lines.

Styles to take a look at:

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Traditional

The traditional bride is generally slightly more modest and conservative than their other bride counterparts, less impulsive, and much more likely to take their time considering their options before finally making a decision.

We Recommend: A-Line wedding dresses with their classic cut will definitely appeal to you. We suggest taking a look at styles that rely on more subtle decorations (such as beading) to attract the eye.

Styles to take a look at:

Fun Loving

The fun loving bride is lively, impulsive, and maybe a little bit flirty. They enjoy a good joke, love to laugh, and try to live their life to the fullest.

We Recommend: Short, knee-length dresses best reflect your easygoing nature, as well as providing you with the ability to move about freely.

Styles to take a look at:

Independent

The independent bride is generally more rebellious, sticking out in a crowd not because they do so on purpose, but simply because they are rarely bothered by others’ opinions and believe strongly in their own opinions and feelings.

We Recommend: Something a little less conventional. You’ll probably enjoy the use of color to express your individuality. We also suggest that you take a peek at some asymmetrical or knee-length wedding dresses.

Styles to take a look at:

Dreamy

The dreamy bride usually has their head in the clouds, and is likely to be an idealist. Fairytales and stores of knights in shining armor are their lifeblood, and they’d often see the world through rose tinted glasses.

We Recommend: Ball gown wedding dresses are perfect for you. The style, frequently seen in fairytales, reflects the way you feel about the wedding – it’s going to be one dreamy, perfect event.

Styles to take a look at:

Your Wedding: The Starting Point – 5 Things To Consider When Picking Your Dress

Getting married should always be an exciting adventure, but many brides-to-be often find themselves faced with a myriad of uncertainties and questions once the glow of their upcoming marriage has receded a little and reality has come crashing back in. There are a multitude of decisions to make, a thousand details to oversee, and the prospect of marriage begins to look a little overwhelming.

“Now what?”

Finding a good starting point is important. Planning a wedding is very similar to planning any other large event – find the main theme, and work outwards. For weddings, you should begin your planning process by directing your thoughts towards your ideal wedding dress. Once you’ve found your dress, or at the very least, have a good idea of what you want for your dress, everything else should start falling into place.

Are You Ready For Your Wedding?

Deciding On Your Wedding Dress

Considering how central your wedding dress will be to the rest of your wedding plans, picking the right one for you is extremely important. There are a few things think about when you start looking for your dress:

1) What are your personal tastes?
Your personal dress style will affect the style of your wedding dress a lot. If you are a naturally flashy type of gal, your wedding gown will likely reflect that. On the other hand, if you have a more down-to-earth personality, you might find yourself drawn towards simpler wedding dresses. Be true to yourself and your own tastes when picking your dress to make sure you end up with the perfect match!

2) When is your wedding?
The time of year plays an important role in choosing the type of wedding you will have. For example, depending on where you are in the world, winter weddings are more likely to be indoors, while summer is a great season for outdoor weddings. You will also want to take into account the weather during the season of your wedding. Getting a long-sleeved, heavy wedding dress for summer wedding in a tropical country could well make your wedding one of the most uncomfortable days of your life.

3) What type of wedding do you have in mind?
Outdoors? Indoors? In a church? Something less traditional? You must have some vague ideas of where your wedding should be, even if they are not yet crystal clear in your head. Your wedding dress should suit the type of mood you have in mind for your wedding. An elaborate ball gown could work beautifully with a formal wedding, but be overly ornate for a casual outdoor wedding.

4) What is your budget?
Most brides to be often have a limit to their wedding budget. While we may all wish to have a bottomless spending account from which to plan our weddings, this is unfortunately not always the case. Taking your budget into consideration when looking for your wedding dress may save you a bit of heartbreak later. Look for dresses within (or just a little bit above) your budget, but don’t give up on your ideal wedding dress. Nowadays, there are plenty of websites that offer copycat dresses of celebrity or designer styles.

5) What are the styles of the season?
We’ve placed this particular consideration last, as it’s likely to be the most unimportant of all. Your wedding dress should be unique to you, and following the “Styles of the Season” may not be the best way to find the dress that is really clicks. But having said that, take a look through the season’s styles – it’s a great place to start, and who knows, your dress might be there!

While we’re not saying that finding the right dress is the ultimate solution to fixing all your wedding planning problems, it will definitely help you get started in the right direction. So, ladies, what sort of dress do you have in mind?

Une robe de mariée sur-mesure à gagner avec Lightinthebox !

Suite au succès de notre première campagne The Great Hunt (littéralement la “grande chasse”) sur Facebook, nous avons décidé de renouveler l’opération à l’approche des premiers beaux jours. Car l’arrivée du soleil est pour certains le coup d’envoi d’une course qui les mènera main dans la main jusqu’à l’autel entre mai et août de cette même année.

Lightinthebox Great Hunt 2 on Facebook

L’équipe de Lightinthebox a donc naturellement pensé à vous, qui allez vous marier. C’est donc avec plaisir que je vous annonce que le prix de cette deuxième édition est une robe de mariée sur-mesure issue de notre collection.

1. Règles

Les règles sont sensiblement les mêmes que pour la première édition et s’apparentent au principe de l’applaudimètre. Il vous faudra comme toujours faire preuve de goût et de conviction pour attirer le plus de votes sur notre page Facebook et espérer remporter la robe.

Mode d’emploi étape par étape :

a) Naviguez sur Lightinthebox.com et choisissez la robe de votre choix. Copiez le lien.

b) Partagez le lien sur notre Mur de notre page dédiée à l’opération sur Facebook et ajoutez votre commentaire (note : copier/coller le lien de la fiche produit)

c) Collectez un maximum de “J’aime” et de commentaires (conseil : demandez à vos amis de voter pour votre robe car la compétition sera une fois de plus féroce !)

d) Le mercredi 28 avril à minuit (heure de New York), la participante ayant reçu le plus grand nombre de “J’aime” pour sa robe sera déclarée vainqueur.

Importants : Nous ne prendrons en compte qu’une seule robe par candidat (la première par ordre chronologique) ; seul les dépôts comportant le lien vers la fiche produit sur le site Lightinthebox.com seront considérés valides.

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2. Récompense

La robe que vous avez sélectionnée et partagée sur notre Mur Facebook dédié à l’opération a reçu le plus grand nombre de “J’aime” ? Félicitations ! Une fois votre victoire confirmée, nous vous contacterons rapidement afin que vous nous fassiez parvenir vos mesures personnelles.

Votre robe sera ensuite confectionnée dans notre atelier (voir le déroulement normal de la confection d’une robe Lightinthebox dans notre atelier) puis envoyée chez vous.

Comme indiqué précédemment, pas de frais cachés, la robe est expédiée à nos frais.

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3. Fairplay

L’équipe Lightinthebox ainsi que l’ensemble des fans seront impatients de voir le résultat final. Nous encourageons donc la gagnante à partager sur notre Mur Facebook quelques photos de la robe (et peut-être même une vidéo) après livraison.

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4. Quelques conseils complémentaires

. Innovation de cette deuxième édition, nous avons ouvert une page événement sur Facebook. Il vous est donc possible d’inviter vos amis à l’événement en cliquant sur la fonction prévue à cette effet.

. S’il est obligatoire de copier/coller le lien de la fiche descriptive de la robe, rien ne vous empêche d’ajouter également une photo et de tagger vos amis dessus.

. La grande chasse porte bien son nom, c’est une course de fond se déroulant sur deux semaines entières ! Gérer vos forces ainsi que la fréquence de vos sollicitations auprès de votre réseau afin de ne pas brûler vos chances tout de suite.

Sur ces derniers conseils, il ne me reste plus qu’à vous souhaiter bonne chance à toutes !

– Gael, votre dévoué arbitre.