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12 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Wedding Wear

Get the most out of your big day. Here are some tips for making your wedding gear stand the test of time. Check out Olay Regenerist Luminous and be glowing on your big day.

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1. Don't buy your dress from a bridal store.

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This is a great way to find something a little different while still maintaining the perfect level of class. Try online retailers like ModCloth or ASOS for pretty dresses you can wear over and over. This is especially smart for wedding guests and bridesmaids.

2. Go with traditional jewelry that you'll be able to match easily with everything later.

Pearls are the perfect statement piece and will definitely make you glow.
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Pearls are the perfect statement piece and will definitely make you glow.

3. Give your bridesmaid a color or theme and let them run with it.

As a bride, let your bridesmaids pick out their own dresses! They won't feel like they are spending too much money on their dress if they plan on wearing it again.
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As a bride, let your bridesmaids pick out their own dresses! They won't feel like they are spending too much money on their dress if they plan on wearing it again.

4. Choose flower girl dresses that can be used for other important events and holidays.

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Picking out a light-colored dress that can be used for birthdays or spring holidays is the perfect idea if you're attending a spring or summer wedding.

5. Pick something light and flowing rather than stiff and puffy.

One reason wedding dresses are so unwearable after your wedding is because of their size. Try finding a smaller dress that flows down rather than puffs out.
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One reason wedding dresses are so unwearable after your wedding is because of their size. Try finding a smaller dress that flows down rather than puffs out.

6. Find shoes that you'll wear again.

Try not to buy anything with too much embellishment — rather, shop for simple shoes you can wear down the line!
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Try not to buy anything with too much embellishment — rather, shop for simple shoes you can wear down the line!

7. Try a print.

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A good way to make your dress versatile is to try out a pretty print. They'll look lovely and, afterwards, nobody will even know it was used for a wedding.

8. An A-line cut is the perfect mix of cute and radiant.

Throw a sweater or blazer over it and wear it out to any other spring or summer event!
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Throw a sweater or blazer over it and wear it out to any other spring or summer event!

9. Consider separates.

They will be much more versatile in the future.
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They will be much more versatile in the future.

10. If it's a summer wedding, try something short.

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Not much for tradition? That's OK! Try something short that can be worn during a night out on the town or dressed up for a cocktail party.

11. Remember: You can always hem your dress shorter after the wedding.

A nice lace gown can be hemmed into a versatile mini or A-line dress.
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A nice lace gown can be hemmed into a versatile mini or A-line dress.

12. When it comes down to it, it's your big day.

Pick whatever dress you fall in love with — it's yours to do with as you like!
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Pick whatever dress you fall in love with — it's yours to do with as you like!

Whatever you pick, don't forget about you.

Check out Olay Regenerist Luminous to bring out your bridal glow!
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Check out Olay Regenerist Luminous to bring out your bridal glow!