New iPad App Lets You Try Wedding Dresses On Virtually Before You Go Out Shopping 

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Not that anything will ever replace twirling like a princess in a pretty, luxurious dressing room—but this is definitely an interesting idea.

Toronto-based company Wedding Reality, Inc. launched the new Wedding Dress Studio iPad app today that allows brides to futz around with different wedding dress styles and silhouettes in order to try and figure out you you might like, and what might look good on you, before heading out to the bridal salons to try things on and engage in the aforementioned twirling.

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You Can Now Pay Someone To Be Your Ever-Attentive Bridesmaid 

A few months ago, a 26-year-old New York woman posted an ad on Craigslist advertising her services as a professional bridesmaid. I saw it then, and whether she meant it as a joke or not, mostly took it as that. She had mentioned that she posted it after being asked to be in a multiple weddings in a very short span of time.

However, according to the Good Morning America segment I watched this morning with a slightly open jaw, she received over 100 inquiries in 48 hours, and so now, she actually does have a professional bridesmaid business. Behold Jen Glantz, Bridesmaid for Hire:


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Mid-September Bridal Trunk Shows

Style #5098B by Watters Bride. Photo courtesy of the designer.

Style #5098B by Watters Bride. Photo courtesy of the designer.

The Wedding Pavilion at Van Cleve, Paoli 

September 18-20: Watters Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s dresses during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

September 18-27: Toni Federici Accessories Trunk Show

You’ll receive 10 percent savings if you order any of the featured designer’s accessories during the trunk show; call to make an appointment.

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5 Favorite Things With Eventions Productions’ Brian Toner

Brian Toner of Eventions Productions

Brian Toner of Eventions Productions

As anyone who is currently planning a wedding knows by now, the overall look of a reception doesn’t just come down to the aesthetics of the room itself, plus the tablecloths and centerpieces. Matter of a fact, lighting might actually play the biggest role in all of event decor, and to get the right look, you need the right vendor.

Aston-based Eventions Productions has not only been hooking up the gorgeous lighting design of events in the Philly area for over 20 years, they also provide full sound and audio support, video and media projection, and power generation and staging. (Truth: If you find yourself at a fantastic wedding under a tricked-out tent, chances are high that Eventions is there.)

Brian Toner is the president of EP, and since it’s safe to say he’s seen a lot, we checked in with him to see what he’s into right now when it comes to the technical aspects of a wedding-day celebration.

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Pinterest Makes Assumptions About Users With Wedding Boards, Sends Congratulatory Emails to All the Single Ladies 

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Just last night, my family and I were talking about how, unless a lady is basically showing you sonogram pictures and talking about nursery colors and baby names, you cannot congratulate her on her pregnancy, even if you are really, really, really quite sure that she is. Just too risky. (This, after my great aunt revealed that she had recently insulted the lady at her post office with a comment like this, and now has to always make sure to go stand in someone else’s line for her stamps.)

Well, I think Pinterest may have just stumbled upon a more modern, tech-based version of this: Sending an email congratulating a girl on her engagement, when in reality she is a single lady just happily pinning away as if she were a wedding-planning engaged lady, you know, for some day.

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Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Got Married This Weekend In Italy and I Would Like More Pictures, Please 

Everybody’s favorite, Neil Patrick Harris, got married to his longtime partner David Burtka this weekend (secretly! Those celebs!) in Italy! Behold:

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PW Reader Ring: Alyssa & Zachary!

Alyssa's ring!

Alyssa’s ring!

The couple: Alyssa D’Angelo and Zachary Beerger, from Roxborough.

The ring: My ring is 14-karat white gold with a matte finish, with six smaller diamonds on each side of the main stone and two “secret” diamonds along the side of the band. Zach got it made by Bendi Jewelers in Manayunk. He worked with the Sammi, the owner, to create it and kept it a secret from me for five months!

It was a total surprise. We had never gone ring shopping, and I had never shown him an example of a ring I would like. One night, we were watching TV and a commercial for Kay Jewelers’ chocolate diamonds came on, and jokingly, Zach asked if I would ever want one of those for an engagement ring. I freaked out and yelled, “Chocolate diamonds are the worst idea ever!” Then he asked what I would like in a ring to, which I replied that I would want something classic and timeless, something dainty and maybe even a little bit antique looking. That’s all the advice he ever got from me.

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10 Wedding-Planning Don’ts for Brides

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There are plenty of situations we hear of brides encountering along their wedding-planning way where they are not quite sure what to do. Whether it’s a matter of etiquette or logistics, it makes sense that you wouldn’t have the answers to everything: Most of you have not planned a wedding before!

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