Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 23, 1972 · Page 70
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 70

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 23, 1972
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JF--July 23, 1972 Sunday Gazette-Mail Charleston, West Virjinia Bridal Consultants There To Help You Once engaged, the bride-to- be may think that she has more questions concerning her wedding and first home than any other bride. As the excitement subsides she realizes that she is not the first girl ever to plan marriage, and will find many of the answers for herself. When in doubt, however, she should turn to the local experts in her city--store consultants who have guided brides for years. First, the bridal consultant. For many girls, selecting a wedding gown can be a time of indecision. There's usually such a variety of beautiful gowns to choose from, and so many conflicting opinions from relatives and friends, that the result is confusion of gigantic proportions. A bridal consultant can guide her. After the bride tells the consultant the price range she's considering, she will be shown several gowns which the consultant thinks are most flattering to her. She won't overwhelm a bride with a great collection. But, she will continue showing gowns until that perfect dress is found. Even if the bride has been choosing her own clothes since she was 10, a wedding gown is something else. She may have a fixed idea about what it should be, and quite possibly it won't be flattering to her. The bridal consultant wants all her brides to look beautiful. It's her business. She will also discuss color schemes with 'the bride and the bridal party, and show l o v e l y dresses f o r t h e attendants. Budget, Floor Plans Considered in Shopping Furnishing the bedroom of your first home--whether it's an apartment or a house--can be a delight or a disaster. One of the interior designers at Stanley Furniture offers a few suggestions that will help you chart a smooth course, so that you can return from your honeymoon and start living an organized life without having to put up with too many inconveniences. First of all, visit the specialty furniture stores or department stores in your area to get an idea of prices. This way, you'll be able to allocate how much you want to budget for living-roorn, dining-room and bedroom furniture--depending on your savings and expected monthly e a r n i n g s a f t e r y o u ' r e married. Then, arm yourself with a floor plan of your room. Measure the length of the walls and mark off doorways, Engagement-Long or Short? *· Experience has proved that the very long engagement is socially awkward and trying and that the very short one defeats one of the main purposes of a formal engagement, which is to give the pair a chance to see how well they get along as an acknowledged couple in many different social circumstances. windows and closets, so that . you won't find yourself with a piece of furniture that is too large to fit against your available wall space or too big to go through the door! In the bedroom, the whole "look" of the room is set by the headboard. It should be the first thing to be noticed as one enters the room, which means the bed should be placed on the wall opposite the door. To provide essential storage, next consider a dresser. If the wall space is long enough this can eigher be a 72" triple dresser or a 64" double one. FOR SMALLER spaces, consider a 5-drawer chest, as shown in this photograph. When funds permit, you might want both these storage pieces or a pair of armoires. A clever decorating idea to give your room personality is to make this an "accent" piece by selecting it in a different color than the rest of your bedroom set. For example, if your suite is in a natural brown wood-tone, try a chest or armoire in the same style but in an off-white color finish, with a tinge of pastel blue or gold to highlight the color scheme. To complete the room, install draperies for privacy and carpet for comfort. Today, many newlyweds buy an area rug rather than wall- to-wall carpet to tide them over until they move into a permanent home. Gifts see KANAWHA SUPPLY CO. 326-12thSt. DUNBAR KVD Phone 763-2241 11 For years at Kanawha City Savings and Loan, We've helped newly weds plan their budget, meet their payments, and have helped them afford the things that most young couples want to have. We don't exclude ourselves from pre-marital expenses either. We realize that the financial burden of an engagement ring, and honeymoon plans can be enough to ruin the budget of any couple. Interested? We hope so. Just come in and talk to either Jon White, Moon Wilson or Homer Withrow and let us lend you a helping hand. Beautiful, isn't it? We'll Make Love Beautiful 40th Street and MacCorkle Avenue Charleston, W. Va. Phone 925-1117 OTHER DIVERSIFIED MOUNTAINEER GROUP SAVINGS LOAN COMPANIES IN WEST VIRGINIA Diversified Savings and loan tampan) First Street and Virginia Avenue Chester, West Virginia 26034 Diversified Saving* Lam Company 19 Third Street Elkins, West Virginia 26241 Diversified Savings ft Lam Company 419 Ninth Street East Huntington, West Virginia 2570 T Diversified Savings lean Company 201 Main Street Logan, West Virginia 25601 Diversified Savings e lean Company 229 Jefferson Avenu* Moundsville, 'West Virginia 26041 Diversified Savings fit Uan Company 405 Bland Street Bluefield, West Virginia 24701 A

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