How to Choose the Perfect Dress

You want to look and feel like a princess on your wedding day, and the endless available options can make any bride feel just a little overwhelmed.  Here are a few elements to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect dress. 

Your Style

Select a dress that fits appropriately with the style of your wedding.  If you are planning a beach wedding, chose an option that reflects a more casual tone.  A long evening gown with gloves to match may not flow very well in the sand and sunshine.  If you are hosting an evening ballroom reception and a church ceremony, this is where a stunning evening gown can wow the crowd. 

Body Type

Admiring a gown displayed on a mannequin does not reflect exactly how it will look on you. We are all shaped differently.  While some choices look stunning with your figure, others may not. Consider your body type and use this guide to help with the selection process.

  • Curvy: Brides with plenty of curves may want to choose a style that isn’t too snug. Accentuate a natural shape with a dress that is flowing and comfortable.
  •  Straight-Lined: These brides can look for a dress that creates curves. A tighter fit in some areas is the key to shaping a straight figure to look its best.
  •  Tall: A dress with a lower waist line that creates a curve looks exquisite on a taller bride. 
  •  Short: Higher waist-line or A-line dresses can lengthen a petite bride. In addition, a gown flowing to the ground with some accents up top can help create a taller look.
Comfort

Once you know the style and shape of the dress you need, it is crucial to keep comfort in mind.  You want to be at ease making vows at the alter and letting loose at your reception.  When you try on the perfect dress, walk around for a while.  Sit, stand, and even dance in the gown if you can get away with it.  An extra 30 minutes can make all the difference when determining if your selection will get you through an entire evening.  Most importantly, make sure you have room to add appetizers and dinner in the mix. 

Be sure to take a few trusted friends and family along and be willing to accept their honest feedback.   Together you can find the perfect gown while having lots of fun!

A Little Comfort Goes a Long Way After a Natural Disaster

Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods – natural disasters are devastating not only to individuals but to their communities, as well and a little comfort goes a long way after being faced with turmoil. From simple things like washing your hands or taking a hot shower to cleaning laundry, the little things are certainly not taken for granted. To follow are some products that can help bring comfort to those in need.

Mobile Handwash Station
Edmunds Mobile Handwashing Station Mobile Handwashing Stations are perfect to set up in areas with a lot of traffic, work sites, or areas with little access to plumbing. Designed to be used hands-free to eliminate the spread of germs, the Mobile Handwash Station is activated via foot-pump and even includes a paper towel holder and soap dispenser.

With models available in either a 2 or 4-person handwashing station, the Mobile Handwashing Station is a necessity to restoring the community after a natural disaster.

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Portable Shower Trailers

Edmunds Portable Shower

Nothing is more refreshing than a relaxing shower after a long, stressful day. When your world is rocked by a natural disaster, few things are more comforting than a hot shower waiting for you.

Portable Shower Trailers are designed to give multiple people at a time their own personal hot or cold water shower with Instant On Tankless Propane Water Heaters. With stainless steel sinks included, you are able to do a full ‘morning routine’ to help you get back on your feet.

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Mobile Laundry Trailers

Edmunds Mobile Laundry TrailerTypically, in disastrous situations individuals have greater things to worry about than doing their laundry. However, clean clothes provide a necessary comfort to an otherwise disastrous situation.

Mobile Laundry Trailers include stacked commercial-grade washer/dryers, a utility sink for soaking and handwashing, and a countertop for folding. With low-consumption washers and propane dryers, individuals can easily do their laundry without any hassle. As an added safety feature, they included rubber non-skid floors. Perfect for multiple people to be working at once.

 

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When a natural disaster shakes the community, it’s everyone’s job to help put it back together. At Edmunds, we have products and services that help provide individuals with a sense of comfort while getting back on their feet. With everything from restrooms to hot showers to laundry – even something as simple as a handwashing station, we are ready to help your community bounce back. Contact us today!

Keepings Guests Comfortable: Outdoor Weddings

It’s no secret that summer is considered “wedding season” for a reason! Many brides want their day to be warm and sunny. Others prefer the cooler seasons, but still want an open-air ambiance.

 

No matter what season you choose, here are some tips for keeping your guests comfortable at an outdoor wedding—

 

If Warm:

  • Parasols are a stylish, useful accessory for summer outdoor weddings. They look great in pictures, and any guests who tend to sunburn will surely thank you, especially if both your wedding and reception take place outside!
  • In summer months, all your guests will appreciate personal fans! For a unique and useful twist, fans can double as your wedding program.
  • Guests may appreciate cool towelettes and blotting papers places in restrooms, making it easy for them to freshen up.

 

If Cold:

  • Keep some warm duds on hand! Even when they know a wedding will take place outside, some guests will still arrive in sleeveless dresses and thin fabrics. Providing a selection of stylish shawls and wraps is a great way to keep your loved ones cozy during the ceremony.
  • If your reception is outside as well, consider renting a heated tent. Depending on the day, you may not even need the heat, but it’s better to be over-prepared than to have shivering guests!
  • Instead of fans, leave one-use hand-warmers on each seat for the ceremony. Guests can easily decide whether or not they’d like to use them.

 

Other fun ideas:

  • You hope for a sunny day, so offer your guests sunglasses. You’ll be surprised how many will forget their own shades. Simple sunglasses at a cute table are not only a thoughtful party favor, but a useful one as your guests watch the “I Do”s!
  • If dancing is an important part of your reception, consider providing flip-flops or slip-on dancing shoes for your high-heeled guests.

 

Some simple extras for your guests can make your big day memorable for everyone!