Congratulations, your engaged and your local bridal expo is right around the corner. Will you be attending? Of course you will:) Just about every engaged bride attends at least one bridal show or bridal expo during the course of their engagement. It’s like an obligatory duty once that rock is on your ring finger. And as wedding planners, we feel, it is our obligatory duty to make sure you have a plan/strategy before attending so you can be sure to get the most out of this event. With hundreds of attendees and tons and tons of vendor participants, we recommend following these simple tips so your bridal show experience is successful and enjoyable rather than being unorganized and overwhelming. So, here it goes:
Have you seen any of the 2016 bridal gown lines? If not, have no fear, we are here to share:) We have always noticed that as soon as trends hit the red carpet for the top celebrities, we can almost bet, there will be a bridal rendition coming close behind. Check out some of the newest trends we are noticing along with links to their designers so you can see even more.
Hair and makeup trends are continually on the rise and it seems as if when one style surfaces, the next is just a day behind. We have absolutely fallen in love over the past 6 months with floral crowns, braids and loose curls as well as the natural and glamourous makeup look. As we get ready for our 2016 wedding seasons, we are fast forwarding through 2015 to check on the newest trends to come. Here is what we have found!
Going dress shopping is always fun and exciting, right? Well, yes! But of course it can be super stressful as well. Dress designs, styles, shapes, colors, etc. are limitless and you can try on as many dresses as humanly possible. For me, trying on dresses was very exciting however, I didn’t go into it limiting myself to anything in particular. Naturally, I knew what I felt I would like best, and I also knew what I felt I wouldn’t like at all but, like the shows, planners and stylists say – more times than not, a bride goes into trying on dresses with one thing in mind and ends up loving the complete opposite!
As you may have read from one of our previous posts, accepting the role as a bridesmaid/groomsmen is a pretty big commitment. So, when considering who Chris and I would ask – we really wanted it to be special and not an obligation. Also, we didn’t want to have an extremely large wedding party. I feel like sometimes a large wedding party just gets to be too much and then you don’t really know where to draw the line.
Israeli designer Mira Zwillinger revealed her 2014-2015 Bridal Collection at Bridal Market in New York City back in April, and it is simply so chic we had to share!
Assuming that your calendar is lined up with bachelorette parties all summer long, we thought it would be a good idea to lay out the basics for keeping it classy at the big affair. Celebrating the bride-to-be is an exciting time! Every bachelorette party is different, however, there are a few golden rules of bachelorette etiquette to stick to, no matter what the specifics are. Here we go…
Some brides want to look and feel like a princess on the Big Day, so they opt for something Cinderella-esque — like a ball gown and tiara. Others, though, prefer something a little less…foofy.
You picked out the wedding dress and now you have to choose the veil that will complete your overall look. The veil serves as the focal point to your hair and dress and other than warding off evil spirits (a little history behind what the veil used to symbolize!), the veil you choose should compliment your dress, face shape, and hair style. Wedding gowns fall under several different broad styles and your veil needs to work with this style. There’s the classic style which is formal and usually elaborate in some way. The modern style is going to be fresh and up to date as far as wedding fashion goes, and if you’re looking for something totally unique you can really get creative.