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    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Ebony Looney

    in Women

    Get decked out for your big day for under a hundred bucks? Impossible, you say? Not according to Unik Apparel founder Rose Reyes. “The wedding dress you saw on my blog was just $44.99. I got it from Target,” she tells Make Me Over, Eb! host Ebony Looney. “I went online and found this really simple gown. And for someone having a small wedding or a second wedding, it’s surpisingly classy. And I paired the dress with some shoes from Target as well, which cost just $11.99. They’re extremely comfortable, which is always helpful because most brides spend hours running around socializing.”

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    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Carolyn Bendall

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    Patricia Davis of Organically Yours Bridal delves into the essence of a successful wedding dress. “When we custom sew a wedding gown, we’re sewing that gown not based on fashion or trends. We’re sewing it based upon satisfying that bride, the designer tells Your True Colors host Carolyn Bendall. “Every bride should be able to select a gown based on what she wants. But because there are so many things every bride wants in a gown, the chances of matching every single detail with a mass-produced dress are very slim.”

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    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Diann Valentine

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    There’s a reason uber-producer Mark Burnett picked Diann Valentine to host his Wedding Day reality series: She’s got a passion for making brides and grooms happy. “We travel around the country and find deserving couples who, for one reason or another face circumstances that prevent them from having the wedding of their dreams,” the celebrity events planner tells Buzzworthy Radio host NaVell Lee. “So we show up and in four days, we supersize it and make it bigger and better than anything they could have ever imagined. And we make the whole process simple for them.”

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    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Mary Winslow

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    How far out should couples order their wedding cake? “That all depends on the difficulty of the design, Mary Winslow of Sinful Wedding Confections tells The Wedding 101 Show host David Rothstein. “The season you want to get married in is also a key factor. So a general range for the height of a wedding season—between Memorial Day and Labor Day—would be five to six months.  But if you’re getting married in February, you could easily book your baker in January, because that’s such a slow season.”

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    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Kyle Matthews

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    I Do Radio host Angela Chester digs into the issue of wedding-gown preservation with Kyle Matthews of Janet Davis Cleaners: Should a bride try to use a steamer herself, the kind you can buy at a local retail store, or should she have it professionally done? “First of all, look on the label inside the dress. Because some dresses can’t be steamed or they fall apart,” Kyle advises. “But if you want to try steaming, do it in an area where no one is going to see it. If you don’t like what you’re seeing, just stop, bring it to us and we’ll take care of it.”

  • 00:14

    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Saukok Chu Tiampo

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    What’s a bridesmaid to do to look fabulous without upstaging the bride or breaking her own bank? That conundrum prompted Saukok Chu Tiampo to found 57 Grand Bridalwear. “In 2007, I had a destination wedding in Anguila, where I invited my eight bridesmaids to join us for the weekend,” she tells Wedding Planning Radio host Jeannie Uyanik. “I wanted to defray the cost of the dresses, so I gifted them to my maids. But while shopping for eight dresses, I didn’t see anything I liked. That’s when I realized there was an opportunity to fill a need in the market in terms of style and price point.”

  • 00:12

    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Adele Wechsler

    in Women

    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something… green? Rhyme or no rhyme, that’s the sentiment more and more brides a marrying by these days. And no one knows it better than Adele Wechsler of Eco-Culture wedding gowns. “One of the ways of going green when picking a wedding dress is to look for a sustainable fabric. You want to find natural fabrics, not manmade. So look for silk,” the designer tells Green & Gorgeous host Renee Ross. “But not just any silk. It should be eco-silk, which is made without killing the silk worms. Another good alternative is gowns made from hemp.”

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    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Amsale Aberra

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    “Don’t get overwhelmed by the sheer number of wedding gowns out there,” designer Amsale Aberra, whose clients range from Anna Paquin to Viola Davis, advises brides-to-be. “Remember: it’s still a dress, it still has to flatter you. So before you say, I have to find the perfect wedding dress, find out what kind of dress will flatter you. Figure out what’s the right shape for you, and what type of wedding you’re going to have,” she tells Conversations with Linda host Linda Lawson. “When you’ve got those things down, the search will be easier—and a lot more fun.”

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    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Ed Case

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    There’s no doubt the world’s getting smaller. And in that process, interfaith marriages are becoming more common. But how to navigate the tricky territory that comes with this trend? “The single most popular piece of content on our site is the Guide to Wedding Ceremonies for Interfaith Couples,” Ed Case, CEO of Interfaith Family, tells Wedding Planning Radio host Jeannie Uyanik. “That explains a lot about Jewish wedding traditions and how to incorporate other traditions into a Jewish ceremony. And our highest traffic month is December, because couples have to figure out what to do about Christmas and Hannuka. The best advice I can give to the families of interfaith couples who are coming together for the first time is to be accepting of the bride and groom’s choices. Just go forward on that basis.”

  • 00:12

    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Naomi Levine

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    Naomi “The Cake Aussie” Levine has made name for herself as a master baker whose creations have been the toast of many a Midwest wedding since 2004. So we were curious to learn what confectionary delight she served at her own nuptials. “It had to be over the top. And it wasn’t just one, it was two cakes: One for me and one for John,” the TipsyCake founder tells The Wedding 101 Show host David Rothstein of her hubby. “We love to create cakes that are a true reflection of the groom’s personality and passion. And John has been a vinyl DJ forever, and he loves Pabsy Blue Ribbon beer. So I decided to do a six-pack of Pabst as the base of the cake. And on the top we put vinyl records and a figurine of John spinning records.  We also added a figurine of me and our five-year-old son.”

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    World Kitchen Presents Wedding Day Radio: Ann Campeau

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    When curvy bride-to-be Ann Campeau found a gap in the wedding-wear market, she didn’t cry in her rehearsal-dinner soup. She said “I do!” to one of the biggest opportunities of her life. “In my own search for a gown—when I wore a size 14—I was the average size of the typical American woman. Yet I couldn’t fit into any dress anywhere. Then I was talking to my brother and asked him, ‘What do women who are larger than me do?’ And he said, ‘Someone should open a plus-size bridal salon.’ So I did!” she tells Down that Aisle in Style host Chamein Canton of the shop she co-founded, Strut Bridal.