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A few weeks ago we chatted with Catherine about “Three Do’s For Brides On Their Wedding Day,” who better to give some tips and tricks she’s picked up after years of talking to brides?

Today, she’s telling us three things she things bride’s shouldn’t do on their wedding day. We won’t call them “don’ts” because every girl has her own way, but we will say that if you follow this advice you’ll make your day just that extra bit less stressful – don’t say we didn’t warn you!

  • Avoid making a drastic change to your appearance right before the wedding. If you’re going to try a new look for your wedding, go for it way in advance. You don’t want to chop off your signature long locks a week before the wedding and then go into a panic because you don’t look like you.
  • Try to avoid salty foods the day before. Salty foods can be comforting if you’re nerves are running a bit wild, we know the power of a bag of chips, but avoid salty food because you’ll retain water and be a bit bloated.
  • Make all your accessory decisions in advance. Avoid leaving yourself accessory options to decide on the last minute. Have your details picked out in advance so that you can sit back and enjoy the day without worrying over your earring choice in your precious few hours.

Join us this weekend for the Romona Keveza Trunk Show at Chic Parisien.

Make your appointments now our beautiful brides-to-be! 

The Chic Parisien team visited New York for market last week, the bridal equivalent to Fashion Week, where all the new trends are strutted down the runway. We made big decisions about what will make for the perfect bridal looks for our future Chic Parisien brides, visited with friends, designers and collaborators and, mostly, swooned over all the beautiful bridal looks we got to see up close.

Catherine kept her well trained eyes out for trends that were emerging as they hopped from show to show and showroom to showroom and here are the four big trends you should know:

Crop Tops Are Cropping Up

Hayley Paige and Yolan Cris showed looks with a little bit of surprise skin.

Hayley Paige

Color Me Mine, New and Unexpected Bridal Gown Hues

A slew of fun, infectious new colors came down the runway – especially at Monique Lhuillier.


Monique Lhuillier

The Cold Shoulder, Off-The-Shoulder Dresses Are All In 

We saw loads of off-the-shoulder dresses like this Lazaro number:

Inbal Dror

Power Suit, A New Meaning To The Term “Bridal Gown”

According to Naeem Khan, pants are having a moment.

Naeem Khan

When a wedding story starts with a proposal in Thailand and ends with a happily ever after – we’re instantly hooked. When said wedding includes a Monique Lhuillier dress with beautiful bright blue embroidery and a seamless blend of cultural tradition and breaking in down on the dance floor – it’s going to make our top weddings ever list.

Mariana Silva and Abba Atiku Abubakar, the son of the former vice president of Nigeria, wed in a Dubai affair that was equal parts modern elegance and traditional. Scroll down for more images via Udim EE Photography.