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enjoyed shopping at Saks Fifth Avenue. She wanted something that would blend with the mother of the bride, something elegant and comfortable, a dress she could dance in. “I asked the bride (Julie Burst) about her mother’s dress—and she had a photo,” Newton explains. “The staff was VERY helpful. I bought a Halston $350 plus dress for $125!” Remember to stay true to yourself. There may be times when you are frustrated, pressured to settle for that dress that looks good at a decent price. But does it have that WOW effect? When you slide it over your head, and your daughter zips it up, and both of you get teary-eyed. That’s when you know.   Another great shopping tip, narrow down your favorite designs and send links to your daughter. If you’re lucky she will surprise you with THE dress and it fits! Now that’s a real fairytale come true!

Looking for your perfect dress for the big day? Check out these online sites: renttherunway.com saksfifthavenue.com davidsbridal.com jjshouse.com

Freelance writer Deborah Burst recently had to buy dresses for two weddings. Her son’s and daughter’s weddings were only six months apart. Although she was “beyond stressed,” the weddings had fairy tale endings. She wore a Cinderella-style ballgown for her son’s wedding, and an Alice-in-Wonderland style dress for her daughter’s, which was a gift from her daughter. A native of New Orleans, Burst now lives in Mandeville, Louisiana.

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DeSoto Magazine June 2019  

DeSoto's 2019 "I Do" Issue! … All about weddings. A go-to guide for every bride and groom.

DeSoto Magazine June 2019  

DeSoto's 2019 "I Do" Issue! … All about weddings. A go-to guide for every bride and groom.