“dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” -coco chanel
Bridesmaid dresses have been becoming less and less traditional and more and more of a statement. Lately, we have been seeing bridal parties steer away from the classic maxi dresses and going in a more bold direction. One of these trends we have had our eye on are dresses with cutouts. Whether these statement making gowns have a little extra skin showing on the side, chest or back, we are here for It! Check out some of our favorite gowns with this style here:
Lets talk bridesmaids! Some if not most brides struggle when deciding what their bridesmaids will wear on the big day. Will they all wear the same thing, what color will they wear, long or short dresses… All of these questions come into play and it can become difficult to make everyone happy.
Now once you get the hardest part out of the way and have the dresses picked out, what about the shoes?? Will they wear heels or flats? Shoes come in so many different styles so we are here to help pick out the most perfect option for your girls!
Tips and Tricks:
-Keep price point under $200: Shoes are a statement but do not need to break the bank especially when they will probably come off in a couple hours when dancing comes in. -Keep the height under 4″: You never want your bridesmaids struggling to get down the aisle. Let them be comfortable while still being stylish. -Make sure they are comfortable: Again, comfort is everything. Wedding days are long and your girls will be in these shoes for at least 5 hours. -Offer at least two options, not all shoes will work for all feet: Send your girls two options they can choose from. This will help your wide feet friends trust us! -Stick with a neutral color that can be used again: Neutrals are always the safest way to go and it never hurts to be able to wear them again after the wedding. -Give your ladies plenty of time to order in case they need to save up: If you choose a pricier option, be sure to allow your girls time to put money together. This will alleviate stress for everyone involved. -Keep the style sleek, elegant, and formal and avoid a thick chunky or platform type heel. Although they may be more comfortable, they are not as formal to match with a formal dress that your ladies will be wearing: Trust us, we love a good chunky heel and know they are easier to walk, run, and dancing in, but a skinny heel is always more appealing with almost all different styled gowns.
When planning the attire for your big day, we always tell brides to go out of the box for bridesmaid dresses. Our favorite places to look are not your typical wedding store or bridesmaid shop. As you will see below, we love to look at places like Revolve, Nordstrom, Pretty Little Thing, etc. for your wedding party’s attire.
Since we love to style our brides, we get asked all the time for suggestions on bridesmaid looks and color trends we think will look great for a wedding. It has been very common over the last few years to play it safe and go for a neutral color like champagne or blush, but we want to shake things up a bit and send you a bridesmaid color we love and adore…blue.
Check out some super cute amazing blue bridesmaid dresses, we think you will look amazing on your ladies at your wedding:
Wearing the right shirt with the right bra is often times pretty tricky but let’s talk about wearing the right bra with your wedding dress – now that’s tricky. These days, with the ever-revolving wedding dress styles and trends we are seeing a lot more skin and a lot more reveal. I think the biggest question a lot of girls have that are bustier when finding their perfect dress is, well can I wear a bra with that?
Some dresses from Galia Lahav or Berta for example are becoming more risqué and most brides do not want straps popping out or to worry about being uncomfortable during the biggest day of their life. Some companies have stepped in to help with this and we will list them below, but also, a lot of dresses are being made with built in bras due to the complexity of the dress. However, some dresses are less structured and a bra might be needed in order to look your very best on your special day. If this is the case and you are not one of the lucky ones that can go without a bra, here are some perfect options for all different types of wedding dresses.
A lot of clothing lines and specialty designers have actually started making undergarments for this exact thing. Kim Kardashian for example made her breakout in clothing with Skims. Skims has created multiple pieces of undergarments for every possible outfit and color. Kim together with other companies have made wearing less feel more comfortable. From Tapes, to pasties, to strapless low cut bras and bralettes, wearing undergarments confidently has become more and more universally visible.
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You’ve heard it time and time again, “NEVER WEAR WHITE TO A WEDDING.” That rule is in place for obvious reasons but in case you’re new to weddings, here is the tea: white is typically reserved for the bride. There are a few exceptions to this rule: (1) You can wear white if that’s the attire the bride and groom request of their guests; and (2) If the bride asks her bridesmaids to wear white–which brings us to why we are here.
A recent trend we wouldn’t mind seeing more of is white bridesmaid dresses. Let us go on the record and say, we are here for it! We love it. We think it’s a bold statement, reserved for brides who are not worried about being outshined by their best gals alongside her–also in white–a bride comfortable that she is still the star of the show. I mean, just look at Solange. She is the perfect example. If we’re being real, we’re not sure we would let our sister wear white to our wedding if our sister were Beyonce LOL. But back to Solange. Years later, we’re still obsessing over her cape, but also that her wedding party was in white. Remember this iconic photo?
Now, that’s no shade to any bride that doesn’t choose white for her bridesmaids. This is just to say that BTS has an affinity for a bride that is willing to push the envelope a bit. We’ve compiled a list of weddings, with bridesmaids in white, we’re obsessed with. Hopefully, if you take away anything from this week’s blog, it’s that white on your big day can be done and done really well. Take a look at some of this inspo, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Ladies, summer is here and so are its colors. During the months of June and July, I’m sure you’ve noticed an incredible amount of weddings on your timeline. That’s because it’s wedding season. If you’re a bride, that means it’s also the perfect time to capitalize on the style of dress your bridesmaids wear.
If you’re having a summer wedding and are looking into bridesmaid dress color options, we’ve got you covered. Yellow has been on our radar for some time now, and we have yet to see a bride use it as her bridesmaid dress color. We’ll be honest, yellow is definitely a bold, statement color. But as you may know, we love when brides think out of the box with their wedding, especially when it comes to styling. What we love more is helping you with those bridal styling needs. This is why we compiled a list of our favorite yellow dresses for bridesmaids, perfect for a summer or spring wedding.
First up is an ACME dress, Privacy Please. You can find this beautiful number at Revolve. If flowy and boho is your thing, this dress is perfect for you.
Second is X NAVEN MARISSA dress NBD. You can also find this at Revolve. We’re obsessed with the slit and the cutout. It’s still very sexy but also covered up in the right places. We can totally see this gown worn at a modern, beach hotel wedding.
Third on our radar is from Fame and Partners. It is the Elisa Dress. What we love most about the Elisa dress is the high neckline and open back. High necklines are in, so stay on trend and incorporate it into your bridesmaid look.
Fourth on our list is the Verbena Dress from Reformation. It’s so boho. If you’re a bride that frequents Free People, this gown is perfect for your style. Not to mention, the off-the-shoulder, floor length dress with a ruffle-edged, slight sweetheart neckline will look great on your bridesmaids.
The final dress is also from Reformation, the Rosey Dress. This is a floor length wrap dress with a deep v neckline, is a statement. Wrap dresses are always flattering, so your bridesmaids will appreciate you for this one. We promise!
Many of these yellow gowns live in the same color pallet. What does this mean? Mixing and matching these gowns isn’t a bad idea Let us know in the comments which dress is your favorite! Be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for bridal styling inquiries.
On this week’s episode of the She Said Yes Podcast, we’re talking with Denys Berestyuk, owner, and founder of the Miss to Mrs. Box, a bridal box subscription. This box, ladies, is the next best thing. Seriously. There’s literally nothing like it. It’s perfect for brides. This box is also our opportunity to help a sista out and plug this as the perfect gift a bridesmaid could give her bride! *hint, hint*
Now back to why you are here. The best bridal subscription box in the game–Miss to Mrs. Box. The coolest part about the subscription box is that there is a theme for each step of the engagement process. Our favorite box is the Let’s Plan This box. It’s our favorite because it’s the first box you get and gets you right in the ‘I’m the Bride’ mood. Which is totally the mood you should be rockin’ the moment you put that ring on. For a more information on the themes, be sure to tune in to Episode 5. We bet there are a couple themes you could never have guessed would be included!
Finally, we touch on wedding dress shopping. Just like everything wedding planning related, there are some logistics you need to know before even stepping into a bridal boutique. While we won’t give away all the logistics here, below are some topics to consider, tune in to find out exactly why!
Who is invited
How much research to do
How much trust to put in the bridal stylist
Keep in mind venue, season, design
When to buy
Brides before we send you off, on SSYP we talk about Paris Hilton’s wedding. Did you hear the Paris Hilton’s wedding may be televised? We’re so here for this. She is, arguably, a reality TV revolutionary. Maybe we can call this the Royal Reality TV Wedding? We can even host a watch party! Listen to the podcast to hear our thoughts on the details on this Royal Reality TV Wedding speculation, and comment if you’ll come to our watch party.
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On this week’s episode of the She Said Yes Podcast, we’re talking about the first thing you think about after getting engaged–popping the question to your bridesmaids. We were honored to have Curissa, soon-to-be Thompson, on the show to give us a rundown on how she popped the question to her best gal pals.
We know all too well that the decision on who to include in your bridal party can be a stressful one. As always, we want to make your life a little easier by helping you out with the part of the process where you ask your bridesmaids.
But before we get to our recap of what you should keep in mind when popping the question, be sure to follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.
As some of you may know, Curissa’s bridesmaid proposal went viral. For those of you who don’t know, check out her Instagram and see the recap, it’s adorable. Because everyone here at BTS was so obsessed with the way she popped the question, we brought her on the show to share the four things to consider when planning your bridesmaid proposal. Because we can’t spill all the beans here, you’ll have to listen to hear just how Curissa incorporated these four things into her bridesmaid proposal. We don’t like to leave you hanging, so in the meantime, these are the four things to keep in mind when popping the question:
Find a theme and get creative.
Figure out the element of surprise.
Personalize the proposal. Let everyone know why you want them in the bridal party.
Document the moment with a photographer or videographer.
Brides, before we send you off, here’s one tidbit of advice. Make this proposal about your bridesmaids. Thank them in advance for being part of your day and part of this huge journey you’re about to embark on. The supportive role these ladies will take on is a huge one, so helping them realize this will be beneficial to you and your sanity in the long run.
After you listen, let us know what you think about this week’s episode in the comments and what kind of proposal inspiration this episode gave you.
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Bridal stylist is not a term you hear often when you think of wedding planning. The first vendors that come to mind are florists, photographers, videographers, or even wedding planners. The bridal stylist is largely overlooked. But weddings with a stylist are largely vital
We have an affinity for fashion, so it’s no surprise to us that the weddings of the brides, who hire a bridal stylist are often the most praised, for the complete look of the wedding. Because we hate seeing the bridal stylist get overlooked when hiring vendors to help you on your wedding day, we came up with three reasons why you should hire a bridal stylist.
As you go through the list, we’ll show you some of our favorite fashion-forward BTS weddings.
1. cut out the noise when saying yes to the dress
Have you heard the phrase, “too many chefs in the kitchen”? It’s when too many people are trying to control or influence a situation. This is what we recommend staying away from when the bride is saying “yes, to the dress.”
Finding the perfect dress is already stressful enough. You’re trying to find the dress you haven’t already seen a bride wear. The dress that matches your wedding venue. The dress that compliments your body. The dress that doesn’t overshadow the groom. With so many things to consider, too many chefs in the kitchen can lead you into choosing a dress for the wrong reasons.
Entrusting a bridal stylist with searching for the right gown for you is a decision we can’t speak more highly of. It streamlines the process, may open your eyes to designs and designers you haven’t thought of, and so much more.
2. help the groom
Now, to be clear. All grooms are not fashionably-challenged. We’ve had many grooms in the past, whose fashion was ON POINT. But we’d be naive to think that’s all of our grooms. There are a couple dilemmas we often see when it comes to grooms picking out their tux:
Not thinking wedding day is also about them and just settling for a black tux.
Wanting to step out of the box a little bit, but not quite executing the look.
Wanting to step out of the box a little bit, but not sure how or where to start.
Wanting advice, but not wanting to ask their wife to keep that element of surprise between the bride and groom.
Hiring a bridal stylist for the reasons above can take tons of unnecessary stress off of an already stressful time. Let the stylist do the heavy lifting and help you with feeling and looking your best on your wedding day. After all, grooms, this day is about you too!
3. coordinate the entire bridal party
Just as the bride and groom should compliment each other, so should the bridal party. That includes everyone, mother and father of the bride and groom, ring bearer, best man, maid of honor, groomsmen and bridesmaids. You want everyone to cohesively compliment one another.
Now that you’ve got the rundown of why it’s important to hire a bridal stylist if you’re looking for one, please email email@example.com. We’d love to consult you on your wedding day fashion needs.
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Brides, are you trying to lose a little weight before the wedding? Well, the She Said Yes Podcast, Episode 6 is here to tell you how! But before we get to our recap, be sure to follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our channel, and show us some love in the iTunes reviews.
Now back to why you’re here. This episode is perfect for everyone in the bridal party–even wedding guests. We’re talking with one of the most elite trainers in Scottsdale, most notably known for his guide called, Thrivn with Ryan Read-12 Week Booty Workout & Nutrition Guide! This guide was a huge hit and has kinda gone viral, so you know we had to have him on to talk all things health and fitness.
Be sure to tune into yesterday’s episode to find out more about our collaboration with Ryan. Here’s a hint, I Do Thrive.
Let us know what you think of the episode. If you want us to touch on anything, in particular, let us know in the comments. We want our podcast to be perfect for you!