Lockdown: three good reasons to order a wedding gown online

While made-to-measure with its many fitting and alteration sessions remains a dream for many brides-to-be,  increasing numbers of brands and designers are offering dresses for the big occasion via their e-shops. This trend is likely to continue during lockdown measures imposed by many public authorities, which have completely disrupted the usual wedding season, and could convince more dressmakers to embrace web sales in the near future. Here are three good reasons why you might want to order your wedding gown online.Managing the unexpectedAmid a global health crisis that is preventing brides-to-be from picking up their dresses and leading to numerous postponements and cancellations of weddings, it is worth remembering that minimizing trips to the dressmaker may help you avoid small unforeseen events that could mar preparations for a ceremony that is already stressful in many ways. By ordering your wedding dress online, you can be sure that you will receive it at the right moment with enough time for any last-minute alterations that may be needed for the big day. The good news is that there are more and more quality models to choose from, with dresses to suit every taste. Several designers and brands like Fabienne Alagama (Fabiennealagama.com), Maison Floret (Maisonfloret.com), Lorafolk (Lorafolk.com) and Laure de Sagazan (Lauredesagazan.fr) are already offering bridal collections along with accessories and lingerie online.More affordable pricingEven if they are sourced from designers’ websites, gowns bought online are likely to be more affordable than those bought from bridal boutiques and workshops. Why you may wonder? First and foremost because models in online collections are more ready-to-wear than couture, but also because they do not require the same number of fittings and alterations that are usually needed for bridal wear. At the same time, many ready-to-wear brands such as La Redoute, H&M, Asos and C&A are now marketing ranges of wedding dresses and outfits, either independently or in collaboration with specialized houses, with models that retail for less than 200 euros online. Inexpensively priced dresses like these are often an attractive option for brides-to-be who are eager to devote more of their wedding budget to other aspects of the big day such as the ceremony or the meal, for example.A positive gesture for the planetTaking into account the environment is more about choosing the right outfit than it is about buying online. Although for many they are a dream come true, more often than not custom wedding dresses see the light of day only once before being consigned to storage at the back of a closet, while less sophisticated models can be worn over and over again on a variety of different occasions. This is especially the case for trousers and ensembles, which can be combined with casual pieces, and also dresses that are not traditional bridal wear but are nonetheless perfectly appropriate for the big day. Another way to make a gesture for the planet is to opt for a vintage dress. Second-hand platforms, such as Vinted (Vinted.com) and Vestiaire Collective (Vestiairecollective.com), offer a wide variety of wedding dresses in perfect condition that might be just right for your big day.

Lockdown: three good reasons to order a wedding gown online

Princess Beatrice Is Reportedly Postponing Her Wedding — Again

For Princess Beatrice, the third time is, unfortunately, not the charm. According to a report from People, she could have to reschedule her upcoming wedding for the third time after already changing the date due to her father’s association with the Jeffrey Epstein scandal. Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, had planned on holding her ceremony on May 29 at St. James’s Palace in London with a reception to follow at Queen Elizabeth’s gardens at Buckingham Palace. Due to the spread of coronavirus, the queen has canceled all upcoming garden parties. People notes that the details of the wedding, like the new date, are still being worked out and neither Beatrice or her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, have commented. Luc Castel/Getty Images More RELATED: Princess Beatrice’s Wedding Might be Affected By the Coronavirus “The date was changed two times to adjust [around Andrew’s scandal],” a source told People back in February. “It will be smaller than the original plan.” Beatrice’s wedding was already set to be a more low-key affair than her cousins’. Unlike Princes Harry and William, Beatrice didn’t intend on having a carriage procession. She was, however, planning on keeping the rest of the wedding as normal as possible, which involves having her father take part in it. “Andrew will probably give a toast at the reception like any father of the bride,” People’s source added. “They will try to normalize [the wedding] as much as possible.” Sources close to Beatrice insist that Andrew has been part of the planning since last year and he remains an important part of his daughters’ — and ex-wife’s — lives. “Beatrice would never do anything to be hurtful to her father. He’s going to be by her side and she’s going to be by his,” the source finished.

Princess Beatrice Is Reportedly Postponing Her Wedding — Again

The 88 Most Memorable Runway Looks From Fashion Month

Fashion Month has come to an end in Paris, and a ton of major moments popped up on the runway over the last four weeks. In New York, we witnessed seriously dramatic and sculptural gowns at Christian Siriano, a 20-foot-long bridal train at Rodarte, and Miley Cyrus’s surprise catwalk appearance at Marc Jacobs. Then came London, where Naomi Campbell strutted down the Tommy Hilfiger runway and Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid served up head-turning looks at Burberry. The Italian fashion capital of Milan delivered on amazing runway moments, too, from theatrical Marie Antoinette-inspired cake-topper dresses at Moschino to Gucci’s glass-case runway, which also served as the backstage (trippy!). Prada also delighted with incredibly chic ’60s-inspired designs worn by a supermodel cast including Paloma Elsesser, Gigi and Bella Hadid, and Kaia Gerber, while Versace delivered on ultrasexy dresses (per usual) – the most dazzling worn by Kendall. On the fourth leg in Paris, now-iconic moments transpired, from Yolanda Hadid joining her daughters Gigi and Bella on the Off-White runway to Bella’s supersexy bridal-slayer look at Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney’s jovial finale, where models came down the catwalk in playful animal costumes. Chanel gave us a throwback reference to Anna Wintour’s first-ever American Vogue cover, while Storm Ried and Rita Ora walked the Miu Miu runway alongside Kaia, Gigi, and Bella. The common thread between these memorable runway moments? D-R-A-M-A. And a few unexpected celebrity appearances. Sure, many of these looks are pure fantasy, but they’re extremely fun to stare at, even if none of them finds its way into your wardrobe. Scroll on to witness our top 88 runway looks, and stay tuned as we continue to bring you the final runway highlights from the remaining Paris collections. Fall/Winter 2020 Runway Highlights: New York Fall/Winter 2020 Runway Highlights: London Fall/Winter 2020 Runway Highlights: Milan Fall/Winter 2020 Runway Highlights: Paris Related: Fall 2020’s Trend Report Is Here: This Is What You’ll Be Wearing

The 88 Most Memorable Runway Looks From Fashion Month

Frankie Muniz Opens Up About His ‘Magical’ Wedding to Paige Price

They say rain on your wedding day is good luck — what about a little fire?As actor Frankie Muniz and his longtime love Paige Price prepared to exchange vows on their wedding day Feb. 21, things got a little heated.“Paige had decided she wanted dry florals for the decor, and we also had candles lining the walkway,” Muniz, 34, explains. “They looked incredible. But right as the officiant started, some of the flowers were knocked into a candle and literally, 10 foot flames. Everyone was screaming!”For more from Frankie Muniz, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands FridayLuckily, “they put it out really quickly and then we just continued,” says Muniz. “It was definitely a memorable moment!”RELATED: Frankie Muniz Is Married! Malcolm in the Middle Star Weds Paige PriceStill, for the former Malcolm in the Middle star and his bride, 27, who together own the shop Outrageous Olive Oils & Vinegars in their Phoenix hometown, there were plenty of notable moments to go around.In fact, the planning of the wedding itself was something to behold.The couple eloped in October as they were waiting for their home to be renovated following a devastating flood. “It was just five of us there,” Muniz recalls. “We hiked up Camelback Mountain at sunset and just got married! But we still wanted to have a wedding. And we planned on it being pretty small so we could have it at our house. Timing was perfect, but then 10 days before, we realized, there is no way we can have it here. We waited a year and a half for our house to be built, no way am I having the floors scratched!”Ultimately, says Muniz: “We planned a wedding in 10 days. And it turned out better than we could have imagined.”The couple, who have been together for four years, worked with Brittany Tretta at Wedding Bells to create an intimate haven with blooms by Form Floral at monOrchid, an event space in Phoenix.Before the ceremony, Muniz and Price got ready together. “It was a really cool experience,” says Muniz. “Walking out [into the ceremony] holding hands was just magical.”RELATED: All of the Celeb Couples Who’ve Tied the Knot in 2020After reciting heartfelt vows (the groom’s were nine minutes long!), 40 friends and family members gathered for a five-course dinner catered by The Dressing Room that included steak and sea bass, and for dessert, bee pollen panna cotta and maple bread pudding with vanilla ice cream.“We didn’t need a party,” says Muniz of the low-key reception. “We just wanted it to be about us and having a nice meal and connecting with our friends and family.”And despite the fact that they were technically already married, Muniz says the wedding was no less special — in fact, even more so.“I never thought the wedding would have such a big impact on me,” says Muniz. “It was the most magical thing we’ve ever done together. I already love Paige more than a human can love someone, but this made me love her even more.”As for what’s next?“I’m so happy to be married,” says Muniz. “We are just enjoying it all. And we definitely want to have kids!”

Frankie Muniz Opens Up About His ‘Magical’ Wedding to Paige Price

Coronavirus epidemic impacts the wedding and formal dress industry

MARION, Il. (KFVS) – When you’re shopping for your big day, you might not think about the coronavirus overseas impacting your wedding dress purchase. One Heartland boutique owner wants brides, bridesmaids, and homecoming dress shoppers to know it’s something they might want to think about. “You don’t think about where the product comes from. It’s in the store, it’s hanging in the store, you try it on, you love it, and you try to order it,” said Michelle Holmes, owner of Joyce’s Boutique and The Pageant Room in Marion. “That order’s gonna be shipped over to the factory in China. They’re gonna be cut, made, shipped to the United States, shipped to the store.” Holmes said the coronavirus epidemic’s impacting those factories in China. “It does make me nervous,” she said. According to Holmes, several dress companies sent her boutique emails saying the Chinese government regulations require their manufacturing facilities to close as the virus spreads or their shipments can’t go out. “It’s not going to affect today, this weekend, next weekend, this prom season, but just going to market, we go in March to choose our dresses for homecoming for next year. And if we choose those dresses but we don’t know if they’re going to come in, then should we add other companies? Should we order dresses that we typically don’t order?” She called it a domino effect on the entire formal dress industry. If factories stay closed into March or they’re playing catch up for dresses they can’t make right now, the impact trickles into homecoming and fall wedding season. “Shop early, and if a dress is in store and you like it, go with it. Especially if you’re a worrier, especially if you’re the type of person that is not gonna sleep until your dress is here, choose the dresses that are in stock. Order the dresses that are in stock. And shop early,” said Holmes. To be proactive, Holmes checks the current stock by calling the dress company or looking online before her clients finish their purchase. She does that to ensure what the woman wants is available to arrive by her deadline. If you’re worried about homecoming, she suggests buying a dress at her sale after prom season, which can be altered shorter for homecoming. If you’re looking for a wedding dress, she said turn around time is typically three to four months. “But I think maybe brides looking at getting married next year, depending on how widespread the virus continues to be and how long it affects the workers in China, I think they may want to look at a longer advance notice time.” According to Holmes, one company said in a letter it plans to resume shipping from China starting as early as February 25th. Copyright 2020 KFVS. All rights reserved.

Coronavirus epidemic impacts the wedding and formal dress industry

Coronavirus may create wedding dress shortage if outbreak persists | Fox Business

A number of industries have slowed production as the coronavirus continues to infect hundreds of residents throughout mainland China, and the wedding dress industry is one that may be at risk of fabric and manufacturing shortages. CORONAVIRUS COULD CREATE TOY SHORTAGE The coronavirus, which has been classified as COVID-19, has infected nearly 80,000 Chinese residents and caused 2,870 deaths related to the illness thus far, according to Johns Hopkins’ live tracker. Warehouses in the Wuhan region of China have been hit hardest, with an estimated 46 million people under city-wide quarantines. (iStock) Business development resource One Click Advisor told FOX Business that one of its wedding clients has revealed that travel restrictions imposed on China have significantly played a role in the silk trade. Prices on silk sheets have gone down while the prices on silk moths have climbed drastically. “Silk moths are native to China and can be bred elsewhere, but China dominates the market. The life cycle of the silk moth is six-to-eight weeks, with most cocoons harvested in late spring,” One Click Advisor’s insider explained. “If travel bans are lifted by then, the silk trade could return to normal in mid to late summer. Until then, plan for greatly increased prices for whatever silk is already available, because there will be shortages.” “Nearly 80 percent of wedding dresses are produced in China and even if they aren’t made there that’s probably where they are sourcing their fabric from so nearly everyone is impacted on some level,” said Kaleigh Gallagher, the founder and CEO of Flutter Social – a premium wedding planning concierge. CORONAVIRUS CAUSING NHL HOCKEY STICK SHORTAGE “And it’s not just bridal gowns that are taking a hit. Our Planners are also advising our couples to get their bridal party dresses and suits ordered earlier than usual due growing delays,” Gallagher added. “It’s hard enough to get everyone in your wedding party ordering their dresses and suits on time but the sooner decisions can be made and orders placed the better.” Clients of Flutter Social are seeing delays up to six weeks, Gallagher told FOX Business. Typically bridal gowns require a four-to-six-month lead time that is required for bridal gowns while bridesmaid dresses require three-to-four months, which could spell trouble for spring-summer brides, grooms and wedding party members who haven’t already ordered their attire. Around 78 percent of all weddings take place from May to October, according to research conducted by The Knot. Hairstylist Briana Limitone caught wind of production delays from the clients who visit her salon. Several mothers of teenagers shared that their daughters had been disappointed they couldn’t order their dream prom dresses since many manufacturers cannot meet the demand while the coronavirus continues to spread. CORONAVIRUS DISRUPTS CHINA MEAT IMPORTS, FOOD SUPPLY AMID PORK SHORTAGE Limitone, who is getting married in November said she was concerned when she heard the news since she and some members of her wedding party still need to order their dresses, however, the company reassured her that dresses ordered in a timely manner shouldn’t be impacted. “I’m very worried about the delays because we are spending a lot of money to purchase certain things that are our style,” she told FOX Business. “If you’re a bride and you’re looking for a dress or a specific designer and you know where it’s coming from, order it as early as possible so you won’t waste your money or have a rant later on.” So far, the bridal salons Limitone has been talking with are confident that they can deliver her Jenny Yoo gown in a timely manner. Others, though, haven’t been so lucky, according to various wedding groups. “Due to the threat of Coronavirus in China, Jenny Yoo is taking extra precautions to protect their factory workers. As a result, their order timeline has been extended from their usual 12 weeks to 20 weeks,” one bride shared in a redacted email posted to Facebook. “Unfortunately, Jenny Yoo is not offering any rush options due to uncertainty in their shipping timeline.” FOX Business reached out to Jenny Yoo for comment on how the coronavirus is impacting the bridal wear business but did not immediately hear back at the time of publication. WHAT IT WILL COST YOU TO WALK DOWN THE AISLE IN 2020 It’s not just large bridal companies that are feeling the pinch from the coronavirus. Creative Director Natalie Harris of New Heritage Bespoke Bridal and the Renegade Bridal Collection told FOX Business that indie brands have had to adjust as well.

Coronavirus may create wedding dress shortage if outbreak persists | Fox Business

Bridal store encourages customers to order dresses early amid coronavirus fears | wtsp.com

One local bridal store says they haven’t had delays, but they’ve heard about it happening to other stores. Author: Liz Burch (WTSP) Published: 11:17 PM EST February 26, 2020 Updated: 11:17 PM EST February 26, 2020 ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Coronavirus is impacting countless businesses worldwide as workers, especially in China, are told to stay home. Jetblue recently announced it’s waiving cancellation fees during the next two weeks because of the virus. Another impact has been on wedding dresses as some factories in China remain closed. One local shop, Bearer of the Bling Bridal, says they haven’t had any delays in getting dresses because of the coronavirus outbreak across Asia and elsewhere, and everything is running smoothly for them. But they’ve heard about it happening to other stores. RELATED: Possible first US coronavirus case of unknown origin reported in California RELATED: VERIFY: Fact-checking President Trump’s coronavirus press conference “In local bridal pages, we have heard of brides in a stressed out feel who are not getting their wedding gowns, the bridesmaids aren’t getting their wedding gowns,” said Aimee Matsko, co-owner of Bearer of the Bling Bridal. Matsko says her advice for brides: make sure you give yourself plenty of time for your dress to arrive. “Yes, that’s why I urge brides to shop early, don’t wait until five weeks before your wedding. Go a year, eight months, before your wedding. This way, if there’s any shipping delays it will be there on time,” she explained.

Bridal store encourages customers to order dresses early amid coronavirus fears | wtsp.com