Wedding Gown Style: Transformer Dresses

What is a transformer dress, you might ask? It’s a gown that comes with extra pieces–like an overskirt, detachable train or bolero–that, when worn with the gown, completely “transform” the original look. Here’s an example of a transformer gown with an overskirt:

Here’s the dress-

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And now here’s that same dress worn with an overskirt-

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The skirt completely changes the look of the dress, right? Brides will often wear the overskirt for the ceremony and remove it for the reception–guests often think it’s a completely different dress. For brides who really love both the ballgown and fitted looks, a transformer dress is a great way to get to wear both on your big day.

For brides who love the ballgown or a-line look but are afraid that it might keep them from dancing the night away at the reception, a transformer dress with an overskirt could be the perfect answer to your problem! Take a look at this gown from Lillian West

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The ruffled skirt on this dress is actually an overskirt! Once it’s removed, it reveals this short lace gown, which you surely can dance the night away in on your big day.

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Overskirts aren’t the only way to transform a dress–take a look at this design

This gown comes with a removable wrap that can be used to add straps to this strapless a-line silhouette. It attaches with lace covered buttons on the sides of the dress, so brides can easily remove and reattach the wrap as they please.

Here’s a gown with a removable lace bolero:

Some brides will even opt to have both an overskirt and a bolero! It gives them more freedom to change their look throughout the wedding day. Take a look–here’s the dress as is:

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Now here’s the dress with a detachable bolero (we love the split sleeves on this look):

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Now here’s the dress with both the bolero and the overskirt:

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Amazing how these extra accessories truly transform a dress, don’t they?

So, how can you turn your wedding gown into a transformer dress? It’s easy! Many designs nowadays come with the option to order  a matching bolero or overskirt, you just need to ask your consultant about this option. If not, speak to your seamstress! Here at Sealed With A Kiss we work with a lot of brides to create custom boleros and overskirts, and in this way we help brides create a truly custom look. If you’re local, just send an email to pat@sealedwithakissbridal.com to set up a time to meet with us and discuss your options!

6 TIPS for PLANNING YOUR WEDDING

Why Hire a Wedding Coordinator? Arming the Bride and Groom with Knowledge and Professional Support

Question:

Now that you’ve said “I Will”, how do you prepare to say “I Do”?

Answer:

Hire a Professional Wedding Coordinator

Why, Who, When, Where, What and How

Why?

A Professional Wedding Coordinator can save you Time, Stress and Money!

The fee is often offset by the savings generated, during the Planning process.

  • No matter what the Budget or Wedding size,
  • Will allow you to look forward to your Special Day, versus, wishing it would be over
  • You can determine how much help you need with the safety net of a Professional

Today’s couples work hard and long hours, which leaves little time to devote to the numerous details required to plan an event as significant and of the magnitude of a Wedding.

Who?

Any Bridal couple, who doesn’t have the time or experience, to plan one of life’s most important occasion

When?

Hire a Professional Wedding Coordinator early in the Planning phase …when you have said “I Will” and before you spend a dime.

A Professional Wedding Coordinator

has experience, education, resources and often offers related services and products at a discount

knows money saving techniques

knows how to set and follow a budget

knows how to develop a theme, without going overboard

knows how to review contracts

knows how to manage other vendors

knows Wedding etiquette

A Professional Wedding Coordinator

will conduct a feasibility study to determine how to achieve your Dream Wedding

won’t take over, but will assist you to realize your Dreams

offers a variety of services plans to suit your unique needs

ensure that your wishes and best interest are fulfilled, throughout the Planning process through the ‘Day Of’ activities

Typical levels of service include, but are not limited to:

Consultant

Coordinator for Day Of, Partial or Complete service

or, whatever services you need

Selecting a Professional Wedding Coordinator, a Bride should

ask questions and rate how a potential Coordinator responds

feel comfortable with the Coordinator

have a sense the Coordinator is genuinely interested in fulfilling the Bride’s requests

ask for, and check references

The more questions asked, the more questions that are raised:

Why are you planning a Wedding?

Your reasons for having a public Wedding, versus elopement or civil ceremony

Celebrate

Religious

Dreams

Who are the key players?

Guests

Attendants – your wedding party

Vendors

Financier / decisions makers

Assumes what duties

When do you want your Wedding to take place?

Time of year

Seasonal Concerns / affect

Time of day

Competition

Proms, Holidays, Graduations, Sporting Events

Weather will impact on

Where

Ceremony and Reception sites

Indoors/outdoors – special needs

Home, Church, Rented Space, Hotel, Country Club

Geographic location- site availability and variety

What experience do you possess to organize an event of such magnitude?

Budget – financial resources available

Style

Society, Destination, Family & Friends

Food and Beverage Planning

Bar type

Music

Theme development

Floral needs

Photography style

Formality, Attire

Etiquette

How

To accomplish goals

To select Wedding Professionals for assistance

Hire or fire Wedding Professionals

To find venues

Locate Wedding Professionals

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Writer’s Background:

Linda Vaughan

Special Affairs

Wedding Specialists / Event Planners

Since 1989

info@special-affairs.com

(540) 785-7508

International MBA (IMBA), Stratford University

Professional Event Management Certification, George Washington University’s School of Business’ Event Management Program

BS in Fashion Merchandising / Marketing, Pennsylvania State University

30 years’ experience in Marketing, Retail Sales and Management, Wedding Coordination, Event Management and Cosmetics Sales

Special Affairs

Coordinates Weddings of all types, sizes and budget

Coordinates Destination Weddings

Offers:

Consultation only services

Professional service with a Personal touch

In-home services

Complimentary consultation

Installment payments plan

Full services and products for your Wedding or Special Affair

Let Special Affairs customize a Wedding for you, to reflect your individual style and personality.

Contact Linda to schedule your Complimentary Consultation – info@special-affairs.com