Real Planner Advice: How to Tie a Ribbon-Sash-Bow on Your Wedding Dress so you are Photo Ready! (Video)
As a “real event planner” this is one of our pet peeves…. so we (Lisa Sammons Events) wanted to write a quick 5 Tips on Tying a Ribbon-Sash-Bow on Your Wedding Dress. We will also post a quick video on “How to Tie a Ribbon on Your Wedding Dress to be Photo Ready at the end of this article.
All Brides know that their wedding dress can be one of their larger expenses for their wedding, but for obvious reasons, a very necessary expense.
Lisa Sammons Events’ Real Planner Advice:
Spending a thoughtful amount of time and money on a very important element of your wedding is a necessity. Following it through past the fitting with the proper “fitting” of accessories is absolutely a necessity as well.
And yes, as real wedding planners, we are perfectionists…. :)…. But there is nothing worse than looking up the ceremony aisle behind a bride while her escort walks her towards her fiance ….and seeing her focal point of her dress not attended to properly. In other words, a slipping belt, or a hap-hazardly tied ribbon-sash-bow.
Okay, we know how it goes, in the beginning of the day, everything is perfectly planned, especially if you have a wedding planner – (shameless plug for us:)). As your dress hangs in it’s appointed place for your photographer to arrive to take “getting ready” photos, all is well.
Then, here’s what usually happens: The Bridal Brunch Wedding “Prequel” the Veuve is flowing, no one is eating, and even though hair is being “up-do’ed” …everyone is letting their “hair down” and relaxing… which is great! But it usually goes downhill from here… After a few glasses of Veuve, the details don’t matter anymore because you are “in the moment” … as it should be!!
…and You should relax during this time!… So with the proper planning (and training!) you will help you and your bridesmaids remember what and how to make sure your painstakingly planned details are carried out ….even after a few mimosas during “getting ready” time straight through the end of your reception.
As the bride, you might be a more relaxed kind of girl and not care… but you might when you get your wedding photos and video back after your wedding….if your bow is sloppily tied.
Two words: Photo-Opp. (well, 1 and a 1/2 words:))
Your photographers & videographers will be taking photographs (and video) of you walking from behind all day to capture romantic and historic times during your ceremony, post-ceremony formals, and reception. They will also be taking detail shots of your dress throughout the day and into the evening.
Here are some tips to ensure your Ribbon-Bow-Sash are tied properly and you are photo-ready!
#1. Have your wedding dress stylist show you how to tie your ribbon/sash
#2. Bring a responsible member of your bridal party to one of your fittings and ask your stylist to demonstrate the proper way to tie your sash to them.
#3. Make sure your responsible bridesmaid knows that tying your sash is one of their wedding day duties.
#4.Explain to your responsible bridesmaid that she will need to go to the ladies room with you in order to ensure you are photo ready at all times during your reception.
#5. Now release that job to your responsible bridesmaid so you don’t have to think about it!!
Here is a quick video instruction on How to Tie a Sash-Ribbon-Bow on your Wedding Dress:
Save it, bookmark it, and send it to all your bridesmaids... that way you are covered if you need a refresher tutorial… and you will ensure you look picture perfect starting with your ceremony straight through to the end of your wedding reception!
All the Best!
~ Lisa Sammons
We are REAL Wedding Planners servicing New York and New England. We also travel to where ever our clients need us. If you are planning a destination wedding, we are happy to plan your wedding … where ever and whenever! Are you a DIY Bride and just want a few pointers or a consultation?
We are happy to schedule a meeting or a call with you. Feel free to contact us at anytime to set up a DIY planning meeting. We are happy to help!
We can also be reached at moc.stnevesnommasasilnull@ofni or via phone @ 603-828-6490.
We look forward to speaking with you!