Valentine's Day brings love and flowers. If they also bring plans for a wedding, CBS News Saturday Morning can help you find the dress of your dreams.
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Co-Anchor Dawn Stensland spoke with Pamela Fiori, editor in chief of Town & Country magazine, who presented some of the latest wedding gowns from top designers including Vera Wang and Giorgio Armani. It is one of the features in the magazine's current special wedding issue. You can see it all online on the Town & Country Web site. [See Web links at right.]
Fiori has suggestions for everything from bridal shoes to handbags, and advice on what guests might wear to a wedding. The basics: don't wear anything that might make you outshine the bride, she says. One suggestion is a simple but elegant coatdress.
Town & Country also has tips on planning the perfect wedding, from food to flowers. There are reminders such as, "The caterer becomes an integral part of the bride's family, so it's important to find someone you like."
Flower expert Wayne Woods gives advice on floral arrangements. "There is no need to barrage guests with excessive amounts of flowers," he says. "Let the arrangements speak for themselves."
It's one of numerous wedding resources available on the Internet.
Say you want to have a "vintage" wedding. There is VintageWedding.com which says, "In addition to offering vintage wedding clothing, we also offer a full line on vintage wedding accessories and an online bookstore to help make your wedding 'Vintage Perfect'."
If you're undecided exactly what you want for your wedding, other sites let you visit online discussion boards or participate in live chat rooms to share ideas with other newlyweds-to-be.
Check out the Ultimate Internet Wedding Guide and you'll find wedding humor, wedding poems and the "Ultimate Wedding Song Library," which offers "hundreds of songs and sound clips to help you choose the perfect music for your ceremony and reception."
Finally, on the popular TheKnot.com, brides can browse through 8,000 gown designs. The wedding couple can create a personal private wedding Web page to "Tell your guests every detail about your big day the cyber way."
Click on the link above to go to these and more wedding planning sites on the Web.
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