Monday, January 01, 2007

Thinking About Wearing Gloves for the Wedding?

Here are some great and simple tips from Ehow.com they have lots of great info on just about anything and everything. Concise and easy to understand.

  • STEP 1: Look for gloves that complement, rather than overwhelm, your dress. For instance, pair simple gloves with fancy dresses or fancy gloves with simple dresses.
  • STEP 2: Match the color of your gloves to your wedding dress - for example, ivory on ivory or white on white.
  • STEP 3: Choose the glove length, determined by the number of buttons, based on the type of dress worn. For instance, both the 6-button glove, which ends just below the elbow, and the 8-button glove, which reaches the elbow, look best with a short-sleeved gown; the 16-button glove, also known as the opera-length glove, extends to the upper arm and accents a sleeveless or strapless gown. Forgo gloves when donning a long-sleeved dress, or else wear wrist-length gloves.
  • STEP 4: Slit the seam of a long glove at the underside of the ring finger to be able to slip your finger out during the ceremonial ring exchange - resew the seam after the wedding. If you opt for shorter wrist-length gloves, you can simply remove the glove and hand it to a bridal attendant.
  • STEP 5: Slip your now beautifully adorned finger discreetly back in your glove, or if you took off the glove completely, leave it off for the remainder of the ceremony.
  • STEP 6: Put your gloves back on if you have taken them off for any reason, and wear them for your formal photographs.
  • STEP 7: Keep your gloves off while you're eating and drinking.

Tips & Warnings

  • Before the ceremony, practice removing and replacing your gloves until you can do so discreetly - the action should not be added entertainment for the guests.
  • If your ring is large enough, consider wearing it over the glove.


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