Your wedding dress can remain within your budget

Everybody knows weddings are not in any way inexpensive. Given the uniqueness of the moment and the importance it has for so many brides and grooms, it makes perfect sense that you will want to have a really great head-start in your life as a married couple too. Learn here how your wedding dress can remain within your budget:



Choose your bridesmaid’s dresses with ease

Your wedding gown is very important for you – but the way your wedding attendants look is surely equally important too. After all, these are your favorite girls in the whole wide world – and you want them to feel just as fantastic as you do on your wedding day.
How to choose the perfect dresses for them – and how to make sure they are happy with your choice? How to do this in an easy, smooth way? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

• Mixing and matching bridesmaids’ dresses is one of the hottest trends right now – and not without reason. Although mismatched bridesmaids’ dresses have been around for quite some time, this trend has grown to encompass a wide range of options both for the bride and for her attendants as well.

• Why would you settle on this particular trend? It makes things easier both for you and for your bridesmaids too. Allowing the ladies to choose their favorite fabrics, shades of a particular color, designs, lengths and necklines will help them pick dresses that really suit their bodies and natural features. Consequently, it will give them more self-confidence, they will be happier on the wedding day – and they will be better bridesmaids too.

• Regardless of whether or not you settle on the “mixing and matching” option, keep in mind that being budget-friendly will be more than appreciated by your bridesmaids. They are already spending quite a lot of money on the pre-wedding events and the wedding – and helping them save some bucks is surely a good idea.

Still searching for superb bridesmaids’ dresses? Come visit Amanda Lina’s Sposa Boutique and take a look at the gorgeous bridesmaids’ dresses we have brought in store for you and your lovely ladies!

Make sure you know how to dress the flower girl for your big day!

Your flower girl is an adorable part of the big day. Cute, innocent and really beautiful, you will want her to be amazingly well-dressed for your wedding too – but how do you do that? How do you dress a flower girl in the most beautiful of ways?

We have gathered some tips to inspire you on this – so read on and find out more.

• White. A pretty white dress is a very traditional choice for your flower girl – and it can definitely flatter her innocence and natural grace. To add a bit of uniqueness to her dress, choose a design that resembles your dress as a bride. It doesn’t have to look exactly the same – but it should have elements that look similar (e.g. the fabric, for example).
• Formal. If your flower girl is a bit older (somewhere in between being a flower girl and a junior bridesmaid), you can dress her in a very formal and elegant attire. However, do make sure the attire is suitable with that of the bridesmaids (and of everyone else at the wedding) and do make sure the flower girl can be comfortable in a more intricate dress.
• Color. Your flower girl doesn’t have to wear white (same as you don’t have to either). A dress that combines white and other colors or a fully-colored dress will look just as adorable on your youngest attendant and it will definitely make her feel really pretty – so if you have a certain color in mind, you can definitely go for it.

Searching for beautiful dresses for you and your bridesmaids? If so, don’t forget to come and visit Amanda Lina’s Sposa Boutique! We hold an impressive collection of designer dresses meant to suit you and your wedding style – so you will be more than happy with what you find here, in our store!

Your body shape plays a big part in what wedding dress you will choose:

Your wedding dress should be about you. It should be about your style, about your personality and about the grace with which you embrace your beautiful body. Your wedding gown should make you truly shine – and choosing something that suits your body shape can be more than important when it comes to this.

What are some of the most important tips to remember when choosing a wedding gown according to the body shape you have? We have gathered them right below – so read on and find out more.

• Tall. If you are a tall bride, choose a dress that beautifully flows against your body and emphasizes the grace of your height. A low waist dress or a dress that sweeps the floor in a delicate way would look absolutely gorgeous on you.
• Bigger cleavage. If you have a larger cleavage and want to emphasize this in a tasteful and beautiful way, settle on a dress that’s slightly scooped. This will help you show just enough of your cleavage without showing too much.
• Bigger lower area. A-line dresses are perfect for just about any type of body shape – but they are excellent for ladies who have a bigger lower area. If you think this kind of dress would be a bit too elegant for a casual wedding, consider sticking to this type of design, but choose a fabric that looks less formal (e.g. lace, for example).

Still searching for that perfect wedding dress? Here at Amanda Lina’s Sposa Boutique, we have gathered a stunning collection of gowns created by the world’s most famous wedding dress designers – so contact us, schedule an appointment and come visit us! We guarantee you will absolutely love what you find here!

Bridal Beauty: Perfect Skin and Lip Tips



Even if you’re headed for a makeup artist’s chair, these pro tips will make your face look fab in person…and in your album.

You’re the best judge of what looks good on you, but camera-ready, long-lasting skin and lips are a little different from the everyday variety, and these secrets will help you keep your just-done-up look all day. And even though it may seem like a lot of makeup, especially if you usually go au naturel, these tricks will leave you looking like you, only better. Adding at least one step to each part of your makeup routine should give you the definition and finish you need to look amazing all day long and in pictures.

Your Skin

The key to gorgeous skin on your wedding day is to build a solid foundation (pun intended).

Skin Tip 1: Plan Ahead

If you’ve been caring for your skin, you won’t have to work as hard on W-Day to get that natural glow. In the weeks prior, pay attention to your face (neck, chest, and shoulders, too): Moisturize, use sunscreen, and get a relaxing facial (schedule it to allow several days for any redness to fade). If you’ve got problem skin (a.k.a. pimples), treat it with tried-and-true over-the-counter zit-busting products or see a dermatologist to ask about remedies.

Skin Tip 2: Avoid Surprises

Now is not the time to try something new. Whether it’s a blemish cream or a new foundation, you could have an unexpected reaction. So even if you’re the impulsive Vegas-wedding type, try to pick up your products at least a week before the day. And don’t just leave them in their pretty packages — patch test them to check for allergic reactions.

Skin Tip 3: Start Fresh

After you’ve cleansed your face, apply a primer. (Skip moisturizer unless your skin is extremely dry.) Don’t be alarmed — the newest primers are light, not spacklelike, and they contain soothing ingredients such as aloe. Primer will create a base that allows foundation to go on smoothly and to last, avoiding rough, dry patches.

Skin Tip 4: Watch out

Be sure to be gentle around the eyes. Start with a light layer of moisturizing eye cream to smooth the way for cover-up. And skip any eye creams with depuffing or anti-aging ingredients. Just remember: You merely want to moisturize to allow concealer and foundation to go on smoothly and stay out of those fine lines.

Skin Tip 5: Hide the Evidence

After primer, apply concealer. Pick one that’s not too dry (to avoid flaking) and apply it in the creases around your nose, on your “moustache” area, around lips, and on the center of your chin. If you have spots, discoloration, or blemishes, dab a thin layer there too. The more you spot-cover, the less foundation you’ll need, giving you a more natural look. Dab or brush on concealer and then tap it into the skin with your fingertips. (Avoid concealers with blemish-fighting ingredients or use them only on spots — they could irritate sensitive skin.)

Don’t forget the inside bridge of your nose near the corner of your eye when applying concealer. Start there and tap under your eye, stopping at about the outer edge of your iris to avoid emphasizing outer-eye crinkles. Press concealer gently into the skin with your fingers to make it stick and avoid pulling or stretching skin.

Skin Tip 6: Cover Up

Next, apply foundation on your entire face, blending with your fingers or a sponge. As with concealer, press gently with your fingers to set the product into your skin. If using a sponge applicator, take the clean side of the sponge after application and buff your entire face to eliminate any stray lines, streaks, or blobs. Blend gently to your jawline and just below to avoid staining the neckline of your gown.

Skin Tip 7: Get Set

Apply a translucent powder to set makeup and absorb shine. Stash a compact in the bag you’ll carry during the reception, but steer clear of messy loose powders. Find a pressed powder you love prewedding.

Skin Tip 8: Do Damage Control

Appoint one of your bridesmaids or close friends to be your makeup monitor. Ask her to tip you off if your glow is turning into a meltdown so you can dash off for a quick fix. In addition to a powder compact, blotting papers can pick up excess oil or perspiration without smudging makeup, so tuck those into your purse or—our fave trick—your bouquet wrap.

Your Lips

Your lips will get a workout (everyone wants to kiss the bride), so start with a lipstick that’s meant to last, but carry gloss or a topcoat in your purse for touch-ups.

Lip Tip 1: Get in Line

First, line lips with a neutral pencil that matches your lip color to give definition and help hold color in place. Blend lightly with your fingertip. You should not be able to see the line.

Lip Tip 2: Cover with Care

Next, apply a layer of lipstick all over lips and blot with some tissue. Then go back for a second layer. When picking a lipstick, stick with your usual color preferences. But remember, you aren’t often in a dress this fancy, so it’s okay to dial up the drama with a deeper hue. If you’re the natural type, try a neutral brown-pink; if you love glamour, go with a mulberry or true red.

Lip Tip 3: Shine On

Top lip color with a dab of clear gloss. Go easy on the shine as too much will look drippy in photos. And, when the guests start dinging on the crystal, you’ll be ready.



Your bridesmaids are your best friends and your closest relatives, the special ladies who will walk before you down the aisle, the amazing superheroes who will help you plan the Big Day and the genuinely concerned women who will lend you a hand on the day of the wedding as well. Naturally, you want your bridesmaids to reflect you and your style – but you also want them to feel perfect on your Big Day.