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The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

The Fabric Almanac: What to Expect with Dyeing Your Dress

With the Renegade Dye Lab now open (to bridal gowns beyond our own collection of nontraditional delights with pops of color), it has become necessary to back up and share a bit of education with brides about which fabrics dye best or not at all, stretch and shrink, and all kinds of textile science fun.  There are a few considerations.  We'll cover most in this post, but definitely be expanding upon some aspects and adding more visual aids in forthcoming posts. 1. What to Shop For 2. When To Alter 3. What to Expect from each Fabric 4. The Process 5. Our CredBefore...


How to ask your bridesmaids to cover tattoos and dye their hair for your wedding

How to ask your bridesmaids to cover tattoos and dye their hair for your wedding

Step 1.  Ask her to set aside her identity Make clear to your beloved bridesmaid that your future home's photo wall has no place for her like...*gestures wildly* ...this.  Also explain why having your wedding published on a traditional wedding style blog matters more to you than she does.  You need your wedding to be validated by strangers all over the internet who are planning their own weddings with blush roses and spanish moss and clever directional signage.  She might look bewildered at this point, but just push through.  Your wedding isn't about love and acceptance; it's about curated content creation.  Obvs....