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Follow these tips to be prepared for your wedding dress fitting

veil1You may be surprised to find out there is more to wedding dress fittings than just showing up and trying it on. Follow our tips to make sure you get the most out of your  dress fitting experience.

weddingdress1Bring your shoes with you. Even if you haven’t purchased the shoes you are going to wear for your big day, bring a few pairs of your own. This might give you a better idea of the hemline you want. If you have purchased your shoes already, bring them to ensure that the alterations will be precisely the length you want, depending on your heel height. If you plan on switching shoes – to a more comfortable flat for the reception, make sure to bring those, or ones similar along too.

Do your hair before your fitting. That way, you can get the overall picture of what you will look like on your big day. You might have an idea of a hairstyle that you love, but you may totally change your mind once you see how it looks with your wedding dress.

Make sure to eat prior to your fitting. By skipping lunch you might think it will help make the dress feel – and fit correctly, however, the last thing you want is to feel sick or dizzy while you are at your fitting.

Go make-up free to your fitting. Some makeup such as foundation and concealer, or self tanning lotion, can stain your wedding dress. Wear clear deodorant to avoid any mishaps on the sides of your dress.

Planning a Graduation Party – An awesome send off for your high school grad!


Graduation is right around the corner. Your son or daughter will be throwing the cap off and getting ready to rock their new college environment. Why not bring it in the right way and step into the LimeLight?

A “Trunk Party” is the perfect send off.  A trunk party is more of a going away party that also helps you, the parent, save a little cash. The idea of a trunk party is to get those dorm room necessities and toiletries your college freshman will need to make it through the first year.

Here are some great ways to personalize a trunk party for your college bound teen:

The decorations are always the fun part. Start with using their college colors for plates and napkins; as well as center pieces with bouquet of lollipops using the same collegent color scheme. You can also hang up a school flag or integrate the schools mascot into the decor, whether it is a bear or a cornhusker!

Place empty envelopes on a table with blank sheets of college ruled paper. Next, create unfinished sentences written on the front of each envelope like: “Open When you’re feeling discouraged…” Or “Open when you need to know how much I love you…” or “Open when you’ve aced your first test…” The party guest will choose an envelope with the unfinished sentence and finish it for your college bound teen to read when they are feeling homesick.

And don’t forget to make this a moment that is truly unforgettable for your high school grad.

These fantastic and cool party ideas are only a few. Don’t think you could do it on your own? We would love to help plan this very special send off with you. For more great tricks of the trade from Limelight Expressions, please subscribe to our blog.

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Don’t fret the wet! How to best prepare for rain on your wedding day..


One of the last things a bride wants to think about is what will happen if it rains on the big day. But the truth is, the more you prepare for this situation, the happier you will be if it does happen. It has even been said that it’s a sign of good luck if it rains on your wedding day!

Here are a few tips from our experts to help you navigate a rainy wedding day.

If it does happen to rain at your wedding, you most likely will have two windows of time to photograph, before the ceremony and during the cocktail hour – where hopefully the rain slows down or even stops. However, rain will not ruin your photographs. It can actually add a beautiful element to your wedding pictures! On photographs, rain can look like little gleaming sparks of light all around you both. So don’t fret the wet, embrace it.

Get prepared by purchasing rain boots and matching umbrellas. Preferably ones that match your wedding colors. If you can, avoid white umbrellas as it will blend in with the overcast sky. Purchasing these items prior to your wedding will definitely make you feel more relaxed. Also if you have rain boots on hand, you will be more willing to go out in the rain for photos because you won’t mind stepping on wet grass as much as you would in heels!

Parasols are very cute and have a vintage style that can be perfect as an accessory even if you have a beautiful sunny day!

On a rainy day, think about your makeup. Primer and water resistant products are a must have on a rainy day. Use an invisible powder or blot powder to set your makeup for the whole day.

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