In honor of National Wear Red Day and women everywhere who are fighting heart disease I thought today would be a good day to share some information and talk about the ultimate red dress...a red wedding dress. Would you wear one?
Red wedding dresses are the norm in some cultures and are done with stunning effect. Unfortunately, not all red wedding dresses are created equal...especially the ones that look like they were supposed to be white, but fell into a vat of red dye. What you want to look for is a stunning red dress that's not trying to be something it's not. Check out these swoon-worthy gowns...if I was going to get married in red, I could definitely see myself falling for one of these dresses.
At the end of this post you'll find more information about Go Red For Women and some simple, elegant ways to incorporate the Wear Red message into your wedding day.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
If you or someone you love has been touched by heart disease, then this topic will be near and dear to your heart. (Literally!) You can honor those people and personalize your wedding in a very meaningful way by tastefully weaving red into your wedding day plans. Here are a few ideas to get you thinking...
*Wear a red wedding dress and let people know why you're doing it. A note in your ceremony program or a chalk-board display at your reception would be easy and elegant.
*Let each of your bridesmaids choose a red dress that they love and make a donation to the AHA in their names.
*In lieu of wedding favors, make a donation to the AHA and let your guests know why that was important to you with a personal note at each place setting.
*Serve heart-healthy foods at your reception and make a point to mention it on your menus.
So, what do you think? Can you see yourself in red? If you have more ideas, feel free to share them in the comments section, including your links or photos. XOXO Cindi
February 4, 2011 is National Wear Red Day. The American Heart Association celebrates this awareness event every year on the first Friday of February as part of their Go Red For Women campaign. People are invited to wear red today to increase awareness about heart disease.
Women have traditionally been overlooked in the fight against heart disease because it has been seen as an "older man's disease." The fact is that heart disease does not discriminate and is the #1 killer of women. For that reason, the AHA chose a red dress as the icon for this campaign and as a symbol of the fight to save lives.
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