Giving your Toast: The Definitive Guide

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Go to Groomsday.com for more info, advice and unique gifts

We like to search all over to see where the best help for you and planning your wedding might be found. And we’ve found that the giving Toasts part of the evening often leaves something to be desired. It’s a pain point and wanted to find a way to help you figure out what’s the best way to give a toast - whether you’re the brother or the maid of honor or the best man.

So we’ve found one spot that seems to have good points for everyone. So check them out and see what you think too. It’s called Best Man Speech: The Definitive Guide to Smashing It - https://groomsday.com/blogs/guides/best-man-speech

Some of the best take-aways are:

1 - Know what you’re going to say in advance. Rambling and winging it are overrated, at best

2 - Keep positive. No one came for a roast.

3 - Don’t bring up old relationships, past wild times or inside jokes that no one else will get.

So practice and have fun with it. It’s all about the celebration.

If You are Planning a Destination Wedding, here are some Tips

Destination weddings

Destination weddings

Destination weddings can be unforgettable, especially when you choose a location in New Mexico you have always loved!

However, it is important to acknowledge that destination weddings come with their own rules and etiquette. We have gathered some important information to keep in mind when it comes to planning your destination wedding.

· The Save the Date cards. With a non-destination wedding, you would normally send out Save the Dates three to four months before the actual Big Day. With destination weddings, however, you need to consider the fact that your guests need to make travel arrangements (transportation, accommodation, vacation days from work, and so on). Therefore, you should send the cards sooner, usually eight to twelve months before the wedding.

· The invitations. You do not have to include extra information on the actual invitation, but it is expected that you have a comprehensive website with travel information for your guests – accommodation options, an itinerary or timeline, a map and or GPS coordinates for them to get around easily.

· The guest list. In general, destination weddings tend to be a little smaller than non-destination weddings – and that is usually because not everyone will be able to travel for your Big Day. If you want to, it is totally acceptable to throw a separate party for everyone who couldn’t be there to celebrate with you, somewhere close to home.

· The meals. Normally, you are not required to pay for your guests’ meals (aside from the actual wedding food). However, you might want to show your appreciation for their effort by paying for an extra meal – like a welcome dinner or a brunch after the wedding, for example.

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Small vs Big Bridal Party: Which One Is Best for you?

small or big wedding party?

small or big wedding party?

Your bridesmaids are very important to you, they are, after all, your best friends and your closest relatives!

What happens when you can’t decide on whether you want a small bridal party or a large one? When is each of these options a good solution?

· Large wedding parties are usually considered necessary when the guest list is longer. Why? Because one of the main parts your bridesmaids should play during the Big Day is being your right hands. They will have to chit chat with guests and help them if they need it. So, the more guests there are, the larger the bridal party should be.

· If you have a lot of friends and don’t want to make anyone feel left out, you will most likely want to have a large bridal party as well. Your besties will appreciate it if you invite them to be part of your wedding day!

· Obviously, if your wedding plan is more intricate and you feel that you might need more help, it is more than OK to have more bridesmaids as well. They can help with a variety of small tasks (and large!), so that you can focus on the larger picture.

· Smaller wedding parties are usually associated with smaller weddings. If you want to have an intimate event and don’t want to invite everyone to it, a few bridesmaids will be more than enough. Even more, if you want to avoid fights and if you want to avoid the chaos of organizing a large group of bridesmaids (each with their own view and understanding on… everything), you should settle on a smaller wedding party as well.

· Things used to be a lot stricter when it came to the size of the bridal party, but now, etiquette is pretty relaxed when it comes to it. In the end, it’s all up to you – this is your wedding, so you make (most of) the rules!

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If You Are a Summer Bride, You Should Know These Timeline Tips

Summer bride

Summer bride

Summer is an excellent season for weddings. However, as a summer bride (or groom), you will want to make sure you make the most out of the season and your wedding timeline with the ups and downs of these fabulous months.

What are some of the most important tips to keep in mind as a summer bride or groom? We have gathered all of them below – so read on and find out more.

· This is valid all year round, but it can be quite important during the summer, when time simply flows differently, consider your venue’s end time. According to the contract you will sign with your wedding venue, you will have a start time and an end time on your wedding (ceremony + reception alike). Remember this time and calculate backwards so you know how much time you will need for the different parts of the wedding and when it is appropriate to start your ceremony.

· Consider the weather. Obviously, you can only see the weather forecast so far in advance, but what you can do, however, is plan for any potential changes. For instance, heat might be an issue during summer days, especially towards midday. Avoid seating your guests directly in the sun. If possible, try to either set the wedding ceremony later in the evening (if it happens outdoors, of course) or plan to give your guests some shade. Same goes for rain, if you are worried in the slightest due to your area don’t forget a rain plan. Whether that entails renting a tent or simply moving the ceremony or reception, you should of course plan ahead for this.

· Plan for the magic moments. Like it or not, most magic moments don’t just happen – they are carefully directed. So, if you want to take romantic photos during the “golden hour” or if you simply want the glorious sunset to be the shining back drop to your wedding vows, plan for it. Make sure to search for the sunset time for your specific wedding date and plan according to that. It will be worth the extra effort.

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How to Create a Clear Wedding Seating Chart

seating charts for your reception

seating charts for your reception

As the host of your wedding, you want nothing less than to make every single guest feels excellent at your wedding, from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave.

Of course, a good seating chart will help with that, as it will provide you and your guests with the certainty that they will be seated near people they like (or at least are probable to like).

How do you make sure the seating chart is crystal clear for everyone and nobody gets lost at a different table?

Here are some tips for you - read on and find out more.

· Get someone to help. It's easy to get lost in seating chart translation when you have a million other things to do and when you want to make sure every single detail is perfectly planned. Ask your Maid of Honor, your mom, or even your father to help you create the perfect guest seating chart – one that not only brings people who are alike together, but also makes it easy for people to find their seats.

· Keep it nice and neat. Your seating chart and your place cards shouldn’t be all about the design. While the design and aesthetic are important, you will want to make sure that your Seating Chart and Place cards clear and concise. You don’t want your guests struggling to find their name and table on an overdesigned chart or desperately trying to find their place cards are on a cluttered table.

· Pick an easy rule. The easiest and most intuitive ordering rule you can find is to arrange everyone’s names in alphabetical order. This way, when people reach your wedding reception, they will automatically search for their names in the seating chart and easily find out where they are meant to take a seat. Easy, seamless and it doesn’t interfere with whatever design you might have decided on!

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Have You Ever Considered Stained Glass for Your Wedding Décor?

Stained glass for your reception decor

Stained glass for your reception decor

Stained glass is usually associated with churches and buildings created in a specific architectural style – and if you love the look, you will definitely love the idea of incorporating this style into your wedding day decor.

What are some of the ways you can do this?

· The Seating Chart. Welcome guests with a seating chart written on colored glass and placed in a wooden frame. It will look so beautiful, especially if you are having an outdoor wedding during the summer!

· The Backdrop. If you want your wedding ceremony to look picture perfect, you might want to consider a special backdrop for it. For instance, a panel with stained glass can add color and liveliness to the big moment, creating a style that is totally unique and unforgettable.

· The Invitations and Stationery. While we don’t recommend sending actual stained glass instead of paper invitations, you can send paper ones that are painted in a stained-glass style. There are a lot of ways this can be interpreted whether you choose to use traditional geometrical shapes, or something more whimsical like stained glass flowers.

· The Table. Your table décor is one of the main elements of décor at your wedding, so you should make sure to incorporate stained glass here as well. One of our favorite ways to bring this esthetic directly to the table is by using vintage colored glassware. Don’t settle for one color, when you can choose a color scheme that will light up the room and give a warm glow to the table. If vintage glassware is not to your taste, consider bringing different colored glass lanterns to your table. Once lite with candles it can create a inviting space that will wow your guests.

· The Wedding Cake. Your cake is such a huge part of both the décor and the menu that it would be a real pity not to coordinate it with the wedding theme. See if your baker is up for the challenge of creating a water color stained glass finish – we bet it will be a show stopper.

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A Brief Guide on Wedding Tables

Banquet tables for your reception

Banquet tables for your reception

As the bride and groom, you want to make sure your wedding looks flawless from start to finish – and in order for that to happen, you’ll want to carefully plan out all the key parts of your Big Day.

Of course, your wedding tables are an important part of your wedding – both when it comes to appearance (they are big part of your décor), and function (their shape and how they are arranged can dramatically impact your reception).

So what are some of the more important things to consider when selecting your wedding tables? What basics should you know before you venture out to pick your wedding tables?

· Round and square. These are the most popular types of wedding tables out there (with the round ones being more common, followed by square tables). They are perfect for those of you who want to arrange people in smaller groups at each table, and they are usually associated with more elegant weddings (e.g. you are less likely to see them at rustic weddings).

· Long and rectangular. This type of table has grown in popularity of the past couple of years, primarily due to trends like family style dinners and bringing people closer together. A long and rectangular table can be very elegant or it can be suitable for a country chic wedding too, depending on the décor you use for it (generally, though, the shorter, rectangular tables are preferred when it comes to farm weddings because they create a sense of intimacy and closeness.

· The King’s Table. This is not a shape of table per se. It refers to the table where the bride, the groom, the Maid of Honor, the Best Man, and the rest of the wedding party are traditionally seated. Normally, this table is long and rectangular, and it is positioned in a way that allows the people seated there to see the entire room. It’s where the toasts will be performed, so all the guests should a good view of this table.

· The Sweethearts’ Table. This is a smaller table, usually destined just for the bride and groom. The idea behind this table is allow guests to top by and congratulate the bride and groom, while allowing them to enjoy things together. It’s not that common these days. Another alternative is leave two empty seats at the other tables in the room so the bride and groom can easily visit and spend time at each table throughout the night, providing an easy way to socialize with guests.

· The Kid’s Table. While many weddings are organized with children sitting by their parents, some offer a lower-height table for kids old enough to eat independently but not ready for a spot at the grown-up tables. One advantage of this approach is that you can decorate the Kid’s Table with crayons and butcher paper placements or pads (like this one), thereby keeping the little ones entertained a bit longer while giving their parents more time to enjoy the reception. Children’s gift bags can also include be included with additional small toys to keep them entertained even longer!

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Your Maid of Honor Deserves a Great Hairstyle! Here Are Some Ideas!

Maid of honor hairstyles

Maid of honor hairstyles

As the bride, you want your best friend, your Maid of Honor, to look fantastic on the wedding day – she is afterall your bestie and she will reflect your own style.

Obviously, choosing a pretty dress for the Maid of Honor and the other bridesmaids is important. But have you considered the hairstyle your Maid of Honor should wear? If you two are currently searching for inspiration in this direction, be sure to read on, because we have gathered some of the very best styles foe a Maid of Honor.

· Flowers in her hair. Although flower crowns are very popular for bridesmaids and Maids of Honor, they are not the only way flowers can be incorporated in a wedding style. An easy, fresh, and super-feminine way of pulling this off is by simply embedding blooms in a braid – or, if your MoH is curly-haired, you could simply ask her to embed some flowers in her hair, here and there. It will look so fantastic, especially for a summer wedding!

· Leaving the hair down. This is one of the easiest and most feminine hairstyles for a Maid of Honor – so do not hesitate to suggest it to your friend. With a bit of texture and maybe even some very soft curls, your Maid of Honor will surely feel amazing on your wedding day! This style is particularly suitable for V-neck dresses, and, in general, dresses that reveal a bit more skin up top.

· Half up, half down, with a twist. The classic half up half down hairstyle can look really pretty, and it can be very comfortable too (especially for a Maid of Honor, who might have to run around to help you with various tasks on the wedding day). If you want your MoH to wear something sophisticated, ask her to add a twist to her “half up” side – it will instantly elevate the style and make it more unique. Your Maid of Honor will LOVE wearing this!

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Lovely Environmentally-Friendly Wedding Ideas for the Eco-Conscious Couple

Environmentally friendly weddings

Environmentally friendly weddings

Your wedding is the kind of event that will never be forgotten – the kind of event that speaks about you and who you are, the kind of event that you will cherish in your memory for the many decades to come.

Naturally, you want your wedding to mirror your own beliefs and the things that define you – as individuals and as a couple.

What if, for example, you are a very environmentally-friendly couple? Is there any way you can incorporate that into your wedding?

Yes! And here are some of the best ideas to help you create the perfect environmentally-friendly wedding;

· Eco-friendly baskets for the flower girls. If you decide to have a flower girl (or more) at your wedding, you should replace their traditional flower baskets with something that is friendlier with the environment. For instance, baskets filled with flowers that can be planted afterwards would be a much better choice than baskets filled with flowers that will wither in a couple of days.

· Paper flower bouquets. If you don’t want to hold a classic bridal bouquet, why not replace it with something that is both avant-garde and environmentally friendly? For instance, a specialist can help you create stunning paper flower arrangements that are biodegradable and recyclable.

· The eco menu. If you want your wedding to be environmentally friendly, don’t forget to create a wedding menu that is inspired by the best and most delicious local products. Not only will these be healthier, and taste better but including local produce in your wedding will help the local economy as well!

· Say NO to plastic. Most people don’t fully realize this, but plastic is one of the worst enemies against the environment. To avoid being part of the problem, avoid using plastic in your wedding (replace plastic straws with paper ones, for example, avoid using plastic water bottles for your guest, instead have drink stations, etc.).

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Your Flower Girl Will Look Lovely with Any of These Hairstyles!

Flower girls styles

Flower girls styles

It is entirely up to you if you choose to invite children to your wedding, and it’s also entirely up to you if you choose to have a traditional flower girl or girls.

If you do have one (or more), you’ll want to create a truly beautiful look for them. Flower girls are little angels who announce your presence before you walk down the aisle – and their hair will definitely be a big part of their look.

What are some of the prettiest flower girl hairstyles you can choose from? We’ve gathered some them below – so read on and find out more.

· Cute little braids. There are many ways this can be done. For instance, you could create a fishtail braid and pull it up with a floral piece. This is perfect for a boho chic or garden wedding! Also, you could simply create two lateral braids and pull them back with a girly pin. This is a look would be perfect for those brides having a more formal or elegant wedding.

· Adorable bow. There’s nothing cuter than a little curly girl with her hair pulled up in a bow. While this might not look great on the older wedding attendants (your bridesmaids), it will look picture-perfect for your flower girl. The bow can be made with a fabric that matches that of your bridesmaids’ dresses or it can be something as simple as a lace ribbon tied up in a pretty way.

· Unbeatable naturalness. Is your flower girl naturally curly? Leave her glorious hair be, then! A bit of hair foam will set the curls in place and a cute headband (which can be adorned with flowers, of course!) can be used to pull back the hair – but other than that, a simply curly flower girl has a natural hairstyle that looks absolutely perfect as it is!

· The girly hairstyle. If you want to, you can opt for a sweet, girly hairstyle that combines large curls, flowers, and ribbons. This type of style is more than perfect for a bride who wants all her wedding to look girly and romantic!

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Fun Wedding Ideas Everyone Will Surely LOVE

Fun wedding ideas

Fun wedding ideas

Your wedding is bound to be a really amazing event in your life – but as the bride and groom, you most definitely want everyone else to feel the same as you do too.

Of course, you want to plan the kind of entertainment that makes your Big Day unforgettable and fun for everyone invited – but what are some of the freshest and most entertaining ideas out there?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

· Organize a treasure hunt. Give people a fun activity to do with friends and relatives they have not seen in some time, and you have a recipe for memorable moments that your guests will love. Your treasure hunt doesn’t have to take too much time – something simple and fun will do the trick and keep your guests smiling. And if there’s a special prize in the game, your guests are bound to absolutely love it.

· Organize a karaoke party. Again, this doesn’t have to take up the entire reception – it can be a short contest with just a few songs included on it. People will definitely love showing off their singing talent, and, again, they will have even more fun if there’s some sort of prize at the end!

· Organize a DIY drink bar. Give your guests the best ingredients for a few famous cocktails and they will have so much fun mixing their favorites! Be sure to check with your venue and caterer first though. Some states have liquor laws that prevent guests from mixing drinks. If that’s the case, you can always offer a DIY garnish bar or non-alcoholic DIY bar. Either way, your guest will surely love getting creative with this.

· Organize an ice cream stall. Or simply hire an ice cream van to “accidentally” stop by your wedding location. There’s nothing that puts a larger smile on people’s faces than good ice cream – and this is the kind of sweet treat that works fantastically well for hot summer weddings, so you are bound to get some serious love and appreciation from your guests for the sweet, icy surprise.

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Special gifts for the Bridesmaids that they'll treasure

bridesmaids will remember your gift

bridesmaids will remember your gift

OK, so your bridesmaids have to spend a lot to be in your wedding - there are their dresses, time off work, the bridal shower and so many other things. You appreciate them - we know that! Let them know it to with a personalized gift that you really thought about.

Bridesmaids Gift Boutique is an online store that stocks so many options and price ranges. You can personalize them with a single initial or a monogram - whatever you like or think they’d like. https://www.bridesmaidgiftsboutique.com/

And you’ll be able to pick a special token so that they know that while you’re dealing with all these details, you’ve still had time to think of them.

And let's not forget the guys!  If you're looking for unique personalized gifts for your groomsmen take a look at Groovy Groomsmen Gifts.  This online shop will have everything you need for the men in your wedding party

Gifts the bridesmaids are sure to love

Gifts the bridesmaids are sure to love

Monogrammed gifts for your bridesmaids

Monogrammed gifts for your bridesmaids

Or chose a single initial for the personalized gift

Or chose a single initial for the personalized gift

Bridesmaids’ Dresses 101: When to Buy Them?

Bridesmaids’ dresses

Bridesmaids’ dresses

Buying your own wedding dress is bound to be a journey into the realm of one thousand and one options – but don’t you even think that once your dress is readily ordered you are done!

As a bride, you want your lovely attendants to be the mirroring perfection of the entire Big Day – and that means that, aside from your own wedding dress, you will also want to search for the perfect option for them as well.

When should your bridal party purchase their gowns? We have some tips for you – keep reading and find out more.

· In general, the sooner, the better, really. The exact timeline depends on whether you choose to get designer/ custom dresses or if you want to buy them off the rack. Naturally, it will take a little more time if you settle for the first option, but at least you will have a wider range of versions to choose from.

· If you want to get custom dresses for your bridesmaids, start as early as seven months into the Big Day. Why? Because it will take at least three months for the dresses to arrive and, depending on how complex they are, the alterations can take up to another two months as well. The extra time is there to leave you some leeway – you don’t want to stress over whether your bridesmaids’ dresses will be ready for the wedding date.

· If you want to buy off the rack dresses, you will normally need a lot less time. In general, one month is enough for the shipping process, and two extra months are more than enough for the alterations. DO keep in mind that, being off the rack, these options are a little more limited – so if you want to make sure you find the right attire for your lovely ladies you should start the search as soon as possible. If you are still feeling worried check in with your local bridal shop, they can help ease your mind about lead times, but do remember that sometimes even off the rack dresses can take a few months for delivery, it will just depend on the designer you choose.

· If you want to take the ultra-easy path, allow your friends to choose their own dresses within certain rules (e.g. color, décolletage, cut, fabric, etc.). This will give them freedom of choice (so that they can wear something they genuinely enjoy).

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Newly Engaged and Getting Married Next Year? Here Are Some Important Wedding Dress Trends!

Wedding trends for this year

Wedding trends for this year

Congratulations on your engagement! If you have decided that you want to get married in 2020, you want to make sure you start planning as soon as possible, especially since some of your wedding elements might take a bit more time.

For instance, ordering a wedding dress can sometimes take months – this does not include the time required to actually find the dress, or the time needed to alter it.

So, it makes perfect sense that the 2020 wedding dress trends are already out, right?

What are some of the most notable trends we’ll see next year? Read on and find out more.

· Renaissance vibes. If you want to look really beautiful and slightly over the top on your wedding day, you will love the idea of borrowing from the fashion trends of the Renaissance time period – off the shoulder bouffant-sleeved dresses, flared sleeves, triangular shapes, long trains, intricate wedding dress details, and so on.

· Hollywood vibes. If you want to look glamorous, but steal inspiration from days a bit more recent than the Renaissance, how about the Hollywood Golden Age? A slight sweetheart neckline on a structured dress with just a few folds, made from a luxurious silk or satin is a fantastic way to borrow from the Hollywood Golden Age. Sleek, elegant and timeless are words best used to describe this era, so you know you are safe looking for inspiration from this time period.

· Crochet lace. Lace has always been and will continue to be a really popular choice for wedding dresses – but in 2020, it is crochet lace that wins the game. Delicate and sweet, comfortable and opulent, yet still quite homey and warm, this lace is a special combination that incorporates both elegance and the boho chic style. You will love it!

· Blazers. Want to look chic and modern on your wedding day? Consider wearing a blazer – either on top of your dress (yes, this can work!) or simply on top of a pair of trousers and a nice top (maybe even something that incorporates crochet lace, for example?). This modern look will be perfect for brides who want to make a real statement at their wedding.

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Gifts for the Groomsmen

OK, so your groom has 1 task that he can’t decide on - what to get for his guys. They’re a diverse group and what one of them would love the guy next to him will hate.

And then there’s the question of how to thank others who have really helped make the wedding possible - like your parents and grandparents.

Personalized gifts make things special and let them know you were thinking about them. And there are sites that will personalize gifts for free and in any quantity. We found one that we like and has merged quality products with a great selection of unique gifts - groomsday.com

There are personalized socks ("https://groomsday.com/collections/groomsmen-socks) that ask “Will you stand up for me?” (and with the wedding date on it) to rustic drinking horns , secret hatchets, soft coolers and footballs.

We tried a few items, like this canvas tote, (https://groomsday.com/collections/groomsmen-gift-ideas) and we found it well made and something that will definitely get used. Your guys are spending a lot of time and money on being there for you - shouldn’t you return the favor? Check out what they offer to make a gift they’ll remember well after your wedding day.

gift sets for groomsmen

gift sets for groomsmen

personalize duffle bags

personalize duffle bags

personalized socks

personalized socks

If You Love GoT, You Will Love These Wedding Ideas!

trendy wedding ideas

trendy wedding ideas

There’s nothing better than a night spent with your loved one, just relaxing and watching TV shows – and this time of the year, in 2019, you are most likely watching Game of Thrones (especially with all the hype surrounding the last season of the series).

If you are GoT fans, have you ever considered personalizing your wedding using inspiration from this very popular TV show?

Well, you can actually do this regardless of how casual or formal your wedding will be – we have gathered some inspiring ideas to help you with this. Read on to find out more.

· Attire and look. You might not want to wear a Queen Cersei-like wedding dress, but you can definitely borrow from the style of the main characters in the movie. For instance, a feminine and sweet white dress inspired by Daenerys’ wardrobe will definitely look great with any spring or summer wedding. Likewise, a hairstyle inspired by the same character is bound to attract all the attention and make you feel ultra-feminine and beautiful too!

· Stationery. There’s so much you can do with your wedding stationery to breathe some Game of Thrones ice and fire into their design! No, this does not mean you have to create something that is 100% like anything in the show – but borrowing quotes (such as “moon of my life”), house logos, or simply playing with concepts from the series will work marvelously well. Furthermore, you can personalize your day-of stationery according to the same concept too: you can, for example, re-name your tables based on the GoT houses.

· Food and Drink. We don’t get much detailed info about the food served in Game of Thrones – but serving something inspired by the medieval opulence will surely make people think of the series (especially when combined with other GoT motifs as well). Consider serving Cornish game hens instead of chicken or Mead instead of wine. It’s all how you interpret the details and make them your own.

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Wedding Flower Trends That Will Rock 2019

Flowers for weddings

Flowers for weddings

There’s something magical about flowers that makes them truly essential in the art of planning unforgettable weddings.

This is not to say that you can’t plan a wedding without actual blooms – but, in most cases, flowers will make a splash in at least one or two elements of your Big Day.

And if you want to include blooms in your wedding, you’ll definitely want to know about the latest floral wedding trends for 2019. We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

· Poppies. It doesn’t even matter what type of wedding you want. From formal to casual, modern to classic, poppies can be a truly fantastic option for a summer event. Combined with greenery, as stand-alone blooms, or mixed with other flowers, poppies will add a wonderful summer vibe to your entire wedding. Wear them in a popping red bouquet or include them in your décor, and you will LOVE how they look!

· Anemones. Looking for something that has the same delicate vibe of a poppy, but comes in a softer color? Anemones can be such a beautiful choice! White and slightly navy blue/ black around the middle, anemones are feminine and delicate, and they go so very well with weddings (and the white of a bride’s dress) that they are nearly irresistible.

· Nude and pastels. This might not be as much a 2019 wedding flower trend as it is a universal one, but you definitely need to consider it. This year’s all about soft pastels, and this has expanded into flowers as well – so if you want to create a romantic, sweet, delicate wedding vibe, these are the kinds of flower colors you need to look into for your Big Day.

· Elderflowers. Looking for an ultra-fragranced wedding bloom that will look great and smell even better? Elderflower smells like summer, like long walks in the park, like lemonade and sunlight – so it’s a real wonder that it hasn’t been more popular with weddings until now. Definitely consider it for your wedding this year!

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How to Help your Mom find the Perfect Dress for Your Big Day!

Mother of the Bride (& Groom) dresses

Mother of the Bride (& Groom) dresses

Your wedding is a huge moment in your life – but trust us when we say that it is equally amazing for your mother, too. In fact, your mom might have been thinking about what her daughter’s wedding would be like just as long as you have been thinking about it, or even longer perhaps!

Obviously, you want the very best for your mom, so what are some of the most important things to keep in mind when helping your mother choose the right dress for your Big Day?

We’ve gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

· There are no rules as to what the mother of the bride can or cannot wear. Most frequently, however, the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom choose to wear colors that coordinate well with the wedding’s theme and color scheme. One option is for them to coordinate and agree on dresses that are similar to each other in terms of length and cut (to avoid the risk of potentially making one or the other feel overdressed or underdressed).

· If geography permits it, it’s often helpful to go with your mom when she shops for her mother-of-the-bride gown. Being there for her when she shops and tries on different options is not only helpful, but it can also be a time for making great memories. Hopefully she did the same with you when you were searching for your wedding dress, so why do it for her too? Helping your mom pick out a dress that flatters her, goes with the bridal theme and colors, and generally makes her feel good is something she will definitely appreciate!

· Don’t be afraid to think out of the “classic mother of the bride dresses” and their cuts. For instance, illusion lace dresses and embroidered jackets are quite popular with mothers this year – and they can look amazing! Sophisticated and classy, these dresses are a true statement in their own right.

· Finally, an actual dress is not mandatory either. Some moms will feel more comfortable and still look elegant wearing a stylish pant suit. These are now available in trendy and flattering colors that should definitely be considered as well!

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These Are the TOP Hair Trends for Brides in 2019

Bridal hair trends

Bridal hair trends

All wedding trends can be inspiring – from those focused on the flowers to those focused on the food served during the Big Day.

What about the latest bridal hair trends? We’ve pulled together some of the most recent trending hair styles in the world of weddings to help you create the perfect bridal look – just as you have always dreamed it would be!

· Soft curls and natural textures. This might sound surprising to some of you, but one of the main trends this year is actually leaving your hair how it is and simply emphasizing its texture. With a good hair color and a good haircut, the most natural hairstyle can look absolutely stunning!

· Simple messy buns with wispy pieces framing the face. As you can see, simplicity is a recurring motif in this year’s wedding trends – mostly because all these trends have been inspired by the great royal wedding of Meghan Markle. If you are searching for a sweet, feminine, and comfortable hairstyle, bring your hair up in a bun and toss in one or two delicate accessories. You will feel amazing rocking this style!

· Flower crowns. OK, we’ll admit it: no matter how many of these we see, we cannot help but fall in love. This year’s flower crowns are all about blooming joy and energy: they bring together so many amazing colors and they help you create a true style of your own too.

· Headpieces. Although simplicity is key in this year’s wedding trends, that doesn’t mean you cannot wear a beautiful tiara or simply a beautiful hair comb to adorn your updo. Headpieces in 2019 are very soft and feminine, delicate accessories that will work with a very wide range of wedding dress styles and brides.

· Braided hair. This has always been a pretty popular option for brides – but one of the features that makes it special in 2019 is the fact that it is pulled sideways, creating a sophisticated, fashion statement in the process. This idea is perfect for modern romantic brides who really want to stand out from the crowd! Plus, it allows you to wear a backdrop necklace for an even more stunning look.

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How Do You Actually Find the Right Engagement Ring?

Your engagement ring

Your engagement ring

Congratulations on having decided to pop the big question!

We know this is a huge moment in your life, and we know just how much you want everything about it to be flawless.

But how do you actually find the right engagement ring?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

· Carats don’t measure the value. In case you are wondering, carats measure nothing more than the weight of a diamond – which does influence the price of the ring, but it isn’t the single most important characteristic (as it is in the case of gold, where carats are all about the purity of the gold itself).

· Cut, clarity and color are also important. These together with Carats make up the “4C’s” of diamonds that you’ll often hear about. If you want to pick a ring that’s genuinely valuable, look into its cut (how many facets the diamond has), its clarity (how pure it is) and its color (some rare colors tend to be more valuable than others, such as black diamonds, for example).

· Choose the precious metal for ring itself wisely. The reason you want to invest in a quality precious metal is because this is not a piece of jewelry that will be worn every now and again – it’s something your future wife will wear on her finger for the rest of her life. Therefore, you want to choose a precious metal that is strong, resiliant and pretty (such as palladium, platinum, yellow, white, or even rose gold, for that matter). Unsure of her style? A great option is to get engaged with the stone set in a simple gold solitaire setting. Then once you’re engaged you two can shop together for a setting or matching his and her setting that you both love.

· Consider options for customizing the ring. There are cute, affordable ways to bring personality into a ring – such as a small inscription on its back. The date of the proposal, your wedding date, the anniversary of when you first started dating, or a short quote you know she loves – this kind of detail can make all the difference in the world!

· Beyond the price tag, what is truly important is that the ring truly suits your future bride. In the end, she may not even be a fan of diamonds, so you can actually settle on a different precious stone. There are so many stunning options out there!

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