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#WeddingWednesday: 5 Things To Know About Eloping In Style

Under the radar does not mean your dress cannot be over-the-top! Here are 5 things to know about eloping in style:

1. Planning makes perfect

• Shop Ready-to-Wear
It’s quicker to go off and elope when you can conveniently find your dream dress directly. Shopping ready-to-wear in-store or online gives you ample time to get other planning done, plus the peace of mind to know that you are literally and figuratively covered!

• Make an appointment
Selecting a dress is an event within itself that deserves time and attention. Making an appointment guarantees that a specialist dedicates their time to you and your entourage. Plus, securing an appointment at a Nicole Miller Bridal Trunk Show gives you access to 10% off your dream dress choice! Talk about shopping a trunk show for savings…


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Plan a budget
Life is to be lived and living happens most resourcefully with a planned budget. Hidden costs, such as undergarments and accessories all contribute to the bigger picture of making your dress a success. Therefore, have a price in mind and share your budget range with the specialist.

• Choose your crew wisely
Family and friends are the gift that keeps on giving. However, limiting the entourage you take to your appointment can help you arrive at a dream dress decision without the participation of too many personalities.

2. Figure out what you like

• Get inspired by celebrity style
Naya Glee Wedding Collage
Naya Rivera in The “Dakota” Nicole Miller Bridal Gown on GLEE

• Pick your silhouette
Modified A-line, Trumpet, Mermaid, Sheath, and more… Understanding how each silhouette accentuates your figure will help you look like the best version of yourself on your big day.

• Pay attention to fabric
Attention to details is everything. For instance, if you are more of a traditional bride who is aiming for a hint of shine, a flowing silk with intricate beaded insets may move you.
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The Jules Bridal Nicole Miller Bridal Gown

Yet, if you are a trendy bride who loves a twist, a deco-inspired gown made of crepe de cine and textured silk may lend you the elegant edge you seek.
The Kimberly Nicole Miller Bridal Gown

3. Pack light, but pack right

• Bring scene-setting photos
Whether your big day is at a chapel in Las Vegas or in front of the justice of peace at City Hall; the scene impacts your dream dress selection. We highly recommend bringing a picture of your wedding destination so that you may share your scene with your specialist during your dress consultation.

• Bring the right undergarments
Each woman has been told, “it is what lies underneath that matters” at one point in our lives. This is especially the case when it comes to having the right undergarments while dream dress shopping! Coming equipped with your favorite strapless bra and trusty pair of spanks can help you see the garment for what it is versus in the now versus its future potential.

• Bring your accessories
You are now only a few steps from realizing your dream, literally. Wear or bring a pair of heels that are the same height as the shoes you will ultimately step down the aisle in so that you may get the true affect of how the gown falls. Furthermore, bring any key jewelry items and/or headpiece you have in mind so that you can ensure that every piece compliments one another.

4. Say yes to the dress, yet…

• Buy a dress that fits now
It is tempting to by a dress that relates to the continued progress of your New Year’s resolution; however you would rather order a gown that is too big rather than too small. The combination of shopping ready-to-wear and for where you are now permits you the opportunity to tailor within quick turnaround times.

• Keep the season in mind
Fun in the sun is a much different aesthetic than a winter wonderland so keep the season in mind before saying yes to the dress.

5. Relax

Once you have found the dress of your dreams, take a moment to exhale and celebrate one less task on your to-do list!

What have been your biggest challenges in finding a wedding dress? Let us know by leaving a comment here and be sure to stay tuned for the latest bridal announcements on @NicoleMillerBridal!


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