Winter weddings come with their fair share of bliss and problems. On one side, you have the beautiful background of white heaven; on the other, you have withered flowers, a sheer wedding gown which was not made to combat the cold wind and guests who get snowed in.
So when it comes to having a wedding in the winter season, what should you do to make sure that your big day stays perfect? Winter weddings need more than some heavy planning; they need all the help they can get. So to give you some pearls of wisdom, we at Perfect Bridal let you in on some tips to make sure that your winter wedding is exactly what you’ve always dreamed it would be!
There is nothing better than embracing the winter season on your special day to make the day seem even more magical. Along with winter-themed decorations, you can also go wintry with the party favors. Add some sparkles, cookies, candy canes, a small bottle of Baileys or any cute or wintry option that you like so that your day becomes memorable for all.
If some guests RSVP ‘no’, don’t get upset. Elderly guests or those who live out of town might find the travel route to be too tedious, especially if there are any weather conditions such as icy roads or airline delays. But for those guests who do come, make sure to ensure their comfort by providing a hot drink on arrival.
If possible, try to keep the ceremony up-to-date since no one would want to travel to another location if the weather is particularly bad. Keep the venue close to where you will be staying as it bad weather will mean that you’ll be stuck in traffic if you don’t count the extra time. Also, when choosing the location, remember that it will be around the winter holidays, so you may see a lot of Christmas decorations. You can however, ask for them to be taken down if they are not to your taste.
Remember that more than you; your bridesmaids will be doing the running about to make sure that everything is on point. Make sure that you get bridesmaids dresses by design rather than color, which are easily manageable for them, and have cover-ups ready in case someone feels the heady cold feeling coming on.
And in case you’re wondering where to get the buy the right bridesmaids dress, you can simply click here to go to Perfect Bridal’s Bridesmaids’ Dress collection. If you want to know more, contact us and get the best advice from the professionals in the wedding business.
Picking up where we left off – from part one at Perfect Bridal – here are some more top bridal essentials that will be the saving grace for brides on their big day.
Having hair pins, safety pins, even a mini sewing kit is crucial, not only for the bride but for the groom as well. While the sewing kit can take care of any popped buttons, loose threads and tiny stitches for any wedding dress type, hair pins can help keep your style on point. Whereas safety pins can help in attaching and fixing any dress dilemmas.
It doesn’t matter if you’re having your wedding indoors. Hairspray can do a lot more than keep your hair in place. In some situations, using some hairspray on your face from a distance can help you in keeping your foundation stay in place.
Yes, the same white chalk that you’ve used in school! White chalk is a fail-safe way to hide any smudges or smears that may appear on your dress at any moment. You can even ask us at Perfect Bridals for some emergency dress advice for the future since we know the best tricks.
Heels may look perfect with your wedding gown, but ask any bride who has had to dance in heels and she’ll tell you all the worst stories. Wearing heels all day long is not an option, so packing some ballet pumps for your feet is the best way to stay on the dance floor all night long without having aching heels the next day.
Rather than using it for your perfectly manicured nails, clear nail polish can work wonders for any huge ladders which may ruin your stockings or tights since it will disguise the threads in the fabric and attach them firmly for the time being.
Don’t let the weather fool you! An umbrella can be very handy and keep you on the safe side against any weather elements. It won’t matter if you’re having a wedding in the city or a beach wedding; your bridal party dress has to stay perfect and dry.
There is nothing worse than getting a visit from lady Red on the biggest day of your life. However, since it’s better to be safe than sorry, keep a pack of sanitary napkins or tampons with you. This can also be pretty useful if anyone in your bridal party needs one.
And there you have it. Remember these tips for your bridal emergency kit and we assure you; you will be thanking us! For more on the perfect bridal gowns, explore our website and begin shopping!
Although these may be the bigger essentials which can make or break your wedding dreams, there is in fact another list of essentials which many brides forget about. A wedding day is one where everything can either go smoothly or can end up being a disaster. The difference between both is to know how you can take care of the emergencies to begin with.
Because we provide some of the most beautiful wedding dresses among other things to countless bridal parties throughout the years, we at Perfect Bridal know a lot about the emergencies that can arise during the special day.
Here, we provide you with a list of essentials that every bridal party should keep in handy on the wedding day.
By having a cosmetic bag with some make-up essentials instead of using a makeup artist’s makeup, you will be able to quickly put on any mascara and clear away any lipstick smudges without worrying if your skin might puff up in the process.
Useful for any mishaps and spillages, baby wipes are a real bridal savior and should be an essential addition for not only the bride’s sake but the bridal party’s as well.
A tissue pack can really help on a special day. From the bride to the groom’s faraway aunt, everyone feels their tears prick as they wedding ceremony draws near. So keeping tissues with you will allow you to at least not let others see too much of your emotions.
A dehydrated bride is an unhappy bride. Water is very important since the bride can become very nervous. Also, remember that a little alcohol cannot substitute for water, so keeping a few bottles along will help the bride maintain her blood sugar.
Bad breath is embarrassing. No one wants to be a bride who people actually move away from. Keep a packet of your favorite mint gum so that your breath stays fresh. Just remember to take it out before the ceremony so that you don’t subconsciously keep chewing your gum while reciting your vows.
Want to know more? Stay tuned for part two!
Looking for the perfect bridesmaid dress designer? Start here with this list to find the styles that fit your personality and bridesmaids’ body shapes.
• Alfred Sung has a more modern look and feel to his bridesmaid dresses. Dress prices are so affordable that it becomes the choice of many bridal parties.
• Dessy specializes in a more elegant long chiffon bridesmaid dresses. We love Dessy dresses because of its quality and wide range of colors and silhouettes.
• Jenny Yoo brings out the feminine style of every bridesmaid with the jersey combined with lace fabrics. JY Jenny Yoo is a brand new collection added to the Dessy Group.
• Watters & Watters has a luxurious look with chiffon fabric that drapes beautifully on any figure. Watters & Watters is widely known for its couture looking styles and high end fabrics used on all the bridesmaid styles.
• Allure Bridals has patterned bridesmaid dresses for something a little more fun on your wedding day. Mix and match the floral print with solid colors!
• Donna Morgan is has dresses that are comfortable for all night wear and terrific in quick shipping. If you are running out of time to reorder traditional bridesmaid dresses, Donna Morgan is your choice. The shipping lead time is normally 2-4 weeks since the designer stocks most of the dresses.
• Bill Levkoff, one of our most popular bridesmaid dress designers in the bridal industry, is famous for chiffon dresses with flattering silhouettes. The classic and well designed styles come with great quality and details.
• WTOO by Watters & Watters has a variety of length and necklines to choose from when it comes to bridesmaid dresses so everyone will be able to find a gorgeous style for fit her body shape.
• Alfred Angelo dresses are fun and affordable. This designer makes your bridesmaids stand out a little more with some embellishments on the bridesmaid dresses.
• Bari Jay has simple stylish bridesmaid dresses that are mostly in the sheath silhouette style. Bari Jay White offers a special collection for brides with destination weddings.
• Lovelie is designed for bridesmaids with bigger curves. The jersey fabrics and well designed silhouette flatters our curvy bridesmaids. Lovelie collections come in stylish designs that your ladies will be happy with.
Choosing the right bridesmaid dress designer is important, and PerfectBridal.com has a variety of options so you can find the designer and dress you love.
When it comes to planning your wedding, choosing attire for your wedding party can be the most fun part of the whole process. You have bridesmaid dresses, junior bridesmaid dresses, groomsmen’s tuxedos, the flower girl dresses… When you get them all together, you’ll have a beautifully coordinated picture that will give you memories to last a lifetime.
Planning what everyone will be wearing can be tough, though. So here are a few tips to make the process easier.
Choose a Designer Who Caters to Everyone
First of all, to avoid awkward variations in color and fabric, choose a single designer for your bridesmaid dresses and junior bridesmaid dresses. If you’re going to have matching accents for the groomsmen (ties, pocket squares, etc.), be sure to get these from the same designer, as well.
Don’t Ask for Everyone’s Opinion
While you should probably consult your bridesmaids before making your final decision, you don’t have to ask everyone what they think of your choices. If you ask every single person in the bridal party what you should do about the junior bridesmaid dresses, you’re going to get 20 different answers, and you’ll be right back where you started.
Make Sure You’re Dressing Everyone for the Season and the Venue
Finally, think about where you’ll be getting married. If you’re having your wedding on the beach, high heels for yourself and your bridesmaids are a disaster waiting to happen. If you’re having an outdoor wedding in the fall, you’ll want to plan for potentially brisk weather. Basically, keep in mind the temperature and environment you’ll be getting married in and plan accordingly.
If you follow these tips, you’ll have a much simpler time choosing not only your bridesmaid dresses, but also all of your bridal party’s attire.
We absolutely adore this year’s line of bridesmaids’ dresses from Bill Levkoff. From casual to formal, these dresses have a free-flowing allure to them that’s subtle and beautiful. You could see yourself wearing one of these dresses again and again, not just on your friend’s special day.
Take these two, for example. The bateau neck is alluring without being too revealing. The rutching at the waistline is flattering, too, adding just a little bit of structure to the dress. In a slate gray, it will flatter almost any skin tone, though you can also choose it in other rich colors, like fuchsia and sky blue.
For a spring wedding, especially a garden wedding, strapless bridesmaids’ dresses with a sweetheart neckline are a classic. Your bridesmaids will love the look and want to wear these dresses to their next garden party.
If your wedding is a little bit more formal, and/or you just prefer full-length gowns, Bill Levkoff has bridesmaids’ dresses for your style, too. These are sleek, long, and gorgeous. When your bridesmaids wear them, they’ll feel like they could go to any gala event and feel glamorous.
You don’t have to go too formal with your long dresses, either. If you want something that’s closer to a maxi dress, Bill Levkoff has those, too. You can find something in almost any style or color for your bridesmaids.
Remember, though this is your day, you want everyone to look great. You don’t want to look back at the pictures of your wedding and see a bunch of frumpy, unhappy bridesmaids. Your friends are beautiful, and they want to celebrate your beautiful future with you. Get them dresses that they’ll want to wear again and again. Source: www.facebook.com/billlevkoffdresses, Danielle’s bridesmaids.
What do we love most about Alfred Sung’s bridesmaids’ dresses? They’re structured without being too structured. They’ll create beautiful silhouettes without making your bridesmaids feel like they’re being held together with boning and straps.
If you feel like some of Alfred Sung’s dresses have a very Mad Men feel, you’re right. They take their inspiration from glamorous evening gowns from the 1950s and ’60s.
Some of the dresses in this collection have a little bit less structure and a little bit more flow. Our favorites of these are the Greek-inspired goddess dresses. We love the short and long versions.
Whether you’re having an afternoon garden wedding or a formal affair in the evening, these are perfect for your bridesmaids, if you want a classic, yet somewhat free-form, style for your wedding.
When you’re choosing your bridesmaids’ dresses, we always recommend that you think about what you would want to wear, if you were in their shoes. After all, you might be in their shoes one day soon.
Don’t pick dresses that you think will make you stand out in your wedding dress. Trust us, everyone will already be looking at you. Instead, pick something that you would absolutely love to wear and that you’d want to wear again. When you do this, it’s like you’re giving your friends a second bridesmaid gift, the gift of dresses that they can wear over and over again and feel totally flirty, gorgeous, and glamorous.
Of all of the Alfred Sung bridesmaids’ dresses, this strapless, structured, 1950s cocktail inspiration is probably our favorite. We love that it dances between being playful and formal. It’s young without being too young, sexy without being too revealing, and it’s metallic fabric will look amazing on any skin tone.
Remember, you chose your closest friends carefully. Now choose their dresses carefully, too. You can’t go wrong with Alfred Sung.