I think dressing to attend a summer wedding is the easiest of all the seasons. Even if no dress code is indicated on the invitation, you can take a look at the venue and the time of day and pretty well figure out which direction to go. Most of the time, I am able to break it down into these two categories:
A few years ago, I had a bad alteration experience. I’ll skip the details but will tell you that basically I went from pants that were a bit too big to pants that I could no longer wear because they were so poorly altered. It was my own fault really; I failed to properly do my homework.
If you are in need of some clothing alterations and have no idea where to find a qualified seamstress, here are a few suggestions to help you.
Have you ever purchased a garment and have it look not so great after a few washings? Did you think perhaps that you did something wrong? Whenever I have a problem with a garment, the first thing I do is make sure I followed the care label. Unfortunately, care labels aren’t always accurate, meaning that the label may not address different trims or color lines. It is possible for a faulty care label to be placed on a garment. If you have a special garment, you may want to consider entrusting it to a professional.
Connecting to your history is an experience worth preserving. Many important events in our ancestors’ lives had outfits to match. Here we’ll share some advice to help you keep them in shape. Properly caring for and preserving your loved one’s military uniform, whether they served on the Western front in WWI or more current conflicts in the Middle East, will honor their legacy of heroism for generations to come.
Spring seems to be wedding season, with the two most popular months in which to wed – June followed by May. In January, we posted a blog entitled “What to wear to a winter wedding”. In it we outlined how you might decipher a wedding invitation if a dress code isn’t specified. Since we are quickly approaching the spring wedding season, we thought it might be appropriate to visit this topic again for warmer weather suggestions.
Brian Harrell, General Manager of Shores, had the opportunity to travel to Las Vegas for a conference with the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS). What is AWGS, you may be thinking. It’s a non-profit trade association, tested and endorsed by the Association of Bridal Consultants, Green Bride Guide, and The Wedding Planning Institute, of specialty cleaners.
Before I started working for a dry cleaning company, I had no idea how they cleaned my clothes. All I knew was that I dropped them off dirty and wrinkled, and when I picked them up they were clean and crisp. And while I am no cleaning expert (that’s what Brian, Mike, and David are for), I’ve learned a few things over the years.
A number of wedding advisory web sites say that if you want your wedding guests to dress a certain way, indicate the dress code on your wedding invitation. If you don’t specify the dress code, then be sure the design and tone of your invitation indicates the level of formality you are shooting for. That can be hard to decipher. I always appreciate it when a couple includes a suggested dress code on their wedding invitation. Words like “Black Tie”, “Semi-Formal”, or “Cocktail” are very helpful to guests. But what if there’s no suggested dress code on the invitation? Here are some sugge