Depending on how your wedding invite is written, it can have different influences on those you want as guests. Invites deliver the big news of your wedding to family, friends, and others. Creating the perfect wedding invite is essential if you’re going to get your big day off to a beautiful start! Inviting doesn’t necessarily have rules, but here are some beginner tips to guide you in making showstopping wedding invitations.Continue reading The Art of Inviting: The Beginners Guide to Writing Wedding Invites
One of the most important things about wedding planning is ensuring a good wedding guest experience. Although the couple is the most important people on their wedding day, the event will not be a success without the co-operation of the guests at it.
Certain details matter more than others. This checklist will help you identify what will be remembered and forgotten by your wedding guests. Of the various aspects we discuss below, you may consider some of the more important than others. In fact, there is always a gray area that some people notice while others skip. So this is up to you to identify and fix.
Those That Are Soon Forgotten, Because They Weren’t Worth Remembering
Wedding Invitation Stationery
This is one detail that you needn’t lose sleep over or splurge too much money on. Whether you choose to amaze your guests with a stunning wedding invitation or keep it basic, the same purpose is served. Although your invitations give your guests the first idea of your wedding, they will only use it to find what they must know about your wedding. So, choose a good-looking invitation and ensure it contains relevant information about the venue, time and date. Don’t worry about the quality of paper stock or ornamentation. Instead, take a look at this checklist on Spruce to learn about the basic information that every invitation should have.
How Special or Expensive The Linens Were
Just like a beautiful invitation is just a beautiful invitation, good-looking tablescapes are just that. Every bride and groom wish to have a beautiful wedding. All the elements you choose for your décor are essential for this. However, quality linens can be costly, even when you rent them. As long as they are clean and crisp, we are sure none of your guests will want to know the details. It won’t matter whether your linens are made of curtain panels from thrift stores or sewn-up bed sheets. Since no one else is likely to notice, investing that money in something more noticeable is better.
A Super Gorgeous Cake
I agree that the reveal of your wedding cake is an all-important moment. A breathtaking cake is an amazing sight. Nevertheless, spending a fortune on a gigantic cake with intricate details isn’t a great idea. Although your guests will be awed by its magnificence at the moment, it is unlikely that they will remember much of the details later. It is also good to remember that even the prettiest cake will quickly lose its charm if it doesn’t taste good. So focus on how the cake tastes instead of how it looks. Your guests are then more likely to remember the cake.
The Guest Book
Guest books and creative alternatives for it may sound interesting. However, think clearly about whether it really makes a difference to your guests? Also, imagine how often you are likely to use it in the future. You can, of course, use it as a keepsake. But I am sure you will have other things for the purpose. For example, your wedding album will have enough pictures to tell you who all attended your wedding. And amidst the fun of the day, it is unlikely your guests will pay attention to the beautiful guest book. They may sign in but not be in the mood to pore over the pretty details in it. So, save yourself the trouble and keep it simple or eliminate it.
The Bouquet Toss And Garter Toss
Although a tradition at weddings, the bouquet toss and garter toss are two events that you can easily eliminate from your wedding timeline, it is unlikely that your guests will miss this part of the day. You can then hold on to your bouquet and preserve it or have it turn into a wedding day keepsake. As for the garter toss, let’s face it. Not everyone really looks forward to seeing this bridal garment fly through the air or jump to catch it.
Are you struggling with the choice between daisies and baby breath for your décor and bouquets? Well, hear this then! Half your guests are least bothered about what flowers you choose. A few years later, all that matters will be that the floral décor and accessories look beautiful, not what they contained. Since flowers can be costly, consider this a sign to take it easy. Don’t use a huge chunk of your wedding budget on flowers that will last no more than a day. Your guests won’t mind, I am sure!
Few wedding favours tempting guests to save and use again. Pretty packaging is usually expensive and ultimately is tossed away. Edible favours are the only exception, for your guests won’t really mind the after-party treat to enjoy at leisure. Hence, find a wedding favour with either a utilitarian aspect or make sure it is edible. Unless you do, it will likely be thrown away or confined to the depths of a closet. So, don’t sweat over this detail and pick a reasonably priced gift and will be well-received.
The Things That Aren’t So Easy To Forget
A Wonderful Venue
The venue is one of the most important things that can make or break a wedding. The right venue will play up your décor, create the right ambiance for the theme and be easy to decorate. Hence you must pick the right venue for your wedding day. It should easily accommodate all your guests, be easy to reach and have the necessary facilities for your guests. Whether indoors or outdoors, the venue should be the right choice for the weather at the time of your wedding. So, aim for a wonderful venue that ticks all the above conditions, and your guests will remember it forever.
A Beautiful Ceremony
Even in this digital age, beautiful wedding ceremonies churn up emotions and become memorable. So, plan your wedding ceremony carefully, with due attention to detail. Keep it short and sweet. Remember that you can spoil the excitement of the moment with a ceremony that drags on and on forever. Instead, have the wedding altar decorated with care, so it is a feast for the eyes. All your guests will then look forward to making strong memories of the special moment you are married.
Half your guests may not recognize whether you wear a ball gown or mermaid dress. Nor will they pay attention to your makeup and accessories. However, this doesn’t mean you can take the dress aspect lightly. The image of a bride in her beautiful wedding dress creates a strong impact. It is instantly etched into the onlooker’s memories. So, settle only for a dress that looks amazing and reflects who you are as a person. This will enhance your best features. It will also make sure you are remembered as a lovely bride on the most special day in your life.
A Fantastic Meal
Food is one of the most important things that guests look forward to at a wedding. Not only is a good meal the best way to impress your guests, but it is also an option you can nail without much trouble. Plan your menu so that the dishes are enticing and appeal to most of your guests. Also, make sure there is sufficient quantity to fill them up. Send your guests home happy, and the excellent meal you served at your wedding will be the talk of the town in many years to come. You may like to look at some excellent advice on choosing your wedding menu is available here, on the Martha Stewart website.
The Drinks to Celebrate The Day
Many couples try to cut down their wedding day expenses by reducing the drinks budget. Unfortunately, weddings and booze are inseparable. Even limited quantities of booze are acceptable, as long as it is available and free. Nothing spoils a guest’s wedding experience, like when they have to pay for their own drinks. Don’t forego the bar or ask your guests to pay for their drinks. Instead, take a look at these ideas on the Borrowed and Blue website to quench the thirst of your guests for less.
The Cute Details of The Day
I mentioned earlier that your guests are not likely to pay attention to the umpteen number of details you set up at your wedding. However, there is an exception. A few cute, unusual or quirky details can easily capture their attention and stay in their memories. These little details can range from customized signs to pretty buntings and personalized drinks. At least some of your guests will gush over these details and consider these ideas of yours brilliant.
How Good The Entertainment Was
Good entertainment is crucial to the success of your wedding party. Not all your guests may look forward to dancing at your wedding. Nevertheless, don’t disappoint those who do by letting your entertainment be an after-thought. There are definite benefits to choosing either a band or a DJ. From budgetary constraints to the songs you prefer, you should consider various factors to choose between a band and a DJ. More information to help you make the right choice is available in this article on The Knot.
Other details aside, your behaviour on the day will greatly impact the guest experience. Your guests have travelled from far and wide to attend your special event. They expect you to welcome and acknowledge their presence. It will be a terrible disappointment if you are aloof and too engrossed in yourselves. This will certainly remain in their memories. So, don’t make this dire mistake. Instead, extend a hearty welcome to your guests, chat with them at some point of the day and thank them for making it. Follow up with a note of thanks for their presence and their gifts. They will greatly appreciate this.
How Long They Can Party
What is the point of planning an amazing party if you wind up while the guests have just started having fun? The wedding guest experience has a close link to the enjoyment they have on the day. And the longer the party goes on with amazing entertainment, the better they will remember the event. So, plan your party to give them enough time to have fun. Cut the ceremony short, but don’t compromise on the time allotted for the reception. Keep this factor in mind when choosing your entertainment and venue.
Tell us which of these factors are most important and least important to you in your wedding planning?
As we mentioned earlier, a gorgeous bride is always a fond memory, and we have all you need for this. Visit us in-store or online at Best for Bride for a wide selection of wedding dresses and accessories. Having been in the industry for over a decade, we have the expertise and inventory to cater to your wedding day vision to the very last detail. We also stock a wide variety of bridesmaids’ dress collections, dresses for the rest of the bridal party and offer a range of wedding day services. So head over to Best for Bride, the one-stop bridal destination today, and realize your wedding dreams.
FAQ – Wedding Guests
What are the things that wedding guests despise?
Taking a seat at a dingy table. Half of the visitors questioned said they despise being placed at a table with someone they don’t know. Or being placed at the children’s table because you’re the last cousin who isn’t married and might or might not be bringing a date.
Do wedding favours matter to your guests?
If you’ve ever considered skipping wedding favours, now is the time! Most favours don’t make it home with visitors, but I assure you’ll be glad you did. With cocktails, dinner, and desserts, you’ve already taken care of your guests.
Is it OK to invite someone to a bridal shower but not the wedding?
The quick answer is that you should not invite anyone who will not be invited to the wedding to your shower. Your shower is a small gathering of some of the most important ladies (and men, if you like), and anybody who makes the cut for your shower should also be close enough to receive a wedding invitation.
How can you gracefully say no plus one?
If your guest just puts a plus-one on their RSVP card, you must approach it diplomatically. Call them and politely inform them that their plus-one is unable to attend. Give an explanation, such as a budget or a lack of room, or link back to your firm regulations to assure them that this is the situation for everyone.
What are the most important considerations for wedding guests?
Guests are particularly concerned about the timeliness of events. Unhappy guests result from starting your wedding ceremony late or listing an earlier than planned start time to avoid any late arrivals. To stay on schedule the morning of your wedding, allow additional time for hair and makeup, pictures, and transport.
Few couples are bold enough to experiment with bright and big splashes of color, when planning their wedding day. We, however, believe that weddings deserve to be celebrated with great pomp and show. After all, they are a once-in-a-lifetime affair.
Bright colors add a festive note to any regular event. Colorful wedding themes have a distinct personality that make them memorable. So, we think bright pops of colors are exuberant and cheerful, and are perfect to create a joyous vibe for the new chapter of your life.
So, here are some ideas to add a stunning dash of color to your wedding day. Even if you choose a sophisticated wedding color theme, borrow some of these ideas to add a refreshing pop or color to the scheme.
Happy colorful Streamers and Buntings for your reception hall
Anything suspended above eye level is instantly interesting. So, use streamers and buntings to add a cheerful note of color to your wedding hall. Mix up colors of the rainbow to create pretty motifs for your streamers or buntings. Then suspend them from hooks on the walls or stretch them across the entire length of the ceiling. Any dreary colorless ceiling will instantly pop with this idea. Not only will it be visually appealing, it will also stay out-of-the way and still look fantastic.
Brightly colored invitations to get the party going
Impress your guests right from the beginning with a brightly colored invitation to get the party started. Vivid floral details, bright geometric prints and refreshing colors look fascinating on invitations. You can also explore funky prints and polka dot patterns for a buoyant effect. Customize your invitation card with colored ink and pretty calligraphy to nail the details. Featured here is a stunning sample from our invitation suite at Best for Bride from Carlson Crafts. Visit this link to find out more details about this invitation.
Bold colors on light table linen
White forms the ideal background against which bright colors really pop. To make your tablescapes stand out, choose saturated colors in lavish doses. Meanwhile keep the table covers white or light. This will enhance the colors and make them appear brighter than they actually are. Take a look at this image, for instance. The intensity of the pink and yellow flowers is enhanced because they are set against a white background. With the bright blue waters of the ocean in the background, this setting is simply heavenly! Don’t you agree?
Pretty cocktails and beverage bars for splashes of color
Drinks and beverages are an easy way to add a delectable pop of color to any setting. Not only do colorful drinks look tantalizing, they also contribute to the visual scenery in terms of color. Place the drinks on tables or distribute color throughout the setting in several beverage stations. Either way, this is a good idea to add small but vivid doses of color to your décor. Complete the effect by adding flowers or décor elements in similar or complementing colors. This will also look very pretty in your photos. Take a look at the image here, and you will get the idea!
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Lush tropical flower arrangements
Summery hues like yellow, orange, red and blue are best brought out by floral arrangements. Whether you limit it to just a few scattered pieces or fill the entire space with lush and colorful flower arrangements, this will add a welcoming note to your tables. Enhance the brightness of these flowers by setting them up in copper-colored or monochromatic colored vases that match the color of the flowers. The contrast will increase the intensity of the colors in the floral décor. It is also a good idea to plan the flower arrangement with colors that are close to each other or on opposite sides of the color wheel.
Paper lanterns for floating bliss
Paper lanterns are a lovely décor element that can add a romantic and fun vibe to any setting. Suspended from the ceiling, they create a whimsical feel. Use them with the streamers we spoke about earlier, or on their own. If you want to go all out, scatter them around your party venue and they will resemble little bobs hanging from the sky. Or create collections of these lanterns at selected locations throughout your party hall for sudden bursts of color and texture. Mix and match lanterns of various sizes, shapes and prints to make them more interesting.
Brightly colored cake
If you wish to have just one statement piece of stunning color at your wedding, let it be your wedding cake! A tiered cake drenched in color is a magnificent sight; one that is impressive and memorable! Choose bright, bold colors for the base and accents and play with a range of textures at each level. This will enhance the splendor of the cake.
Also choose a befitting cake topper that will complement the colors and details on your cake. Choose details that stand out, and your guests will not be able to resist taking pictures of it. For an overdose of color, you can also have the inside of the cake colored. Choose rainbow, red velvet or ombre details for the inside to complete the overall effect. For inspiration on designing your cake, we suggest that you take a look at the colorful collection of cakes at the Martha Stewart website.
Bright bridesmaid bouquets
Here is an easy way to make your bridesmaids look unique, while keeping their dressing style the same. Use different bright colors in their bouquets. This is most effective when the colors of their dresses are the same and the design details are similar. So, the bouquets will pop against the identical background and be a statement in itself. This idea best works against neutral colors like black, white, navy or brown. The alternative is to use a variety of colors in another accessory, like shoes or belts.
Printed bridesmaid dresses
Dress your bridesmaids in printed dresses in tropical colors and make your wedding scenery colorful and attractive. This is also an option to choose dresses that suit the individuality of each of your bridesmaids. They will appreciate the choice. But more importantly, they will also use the dresses more than just on this occasion.
Summery prints on frocks look amazing at garden weddings and weddings on the beach. Check out our bridesmaids summer dress collections and you will find a variety of prints to choose from, for your special girls. The dress featured here is from the Alfred Sung Bridesmaid dress collection at Best for Bride. There are more designs in a variety of colors and various dress styles available in the various other collections at Best for Bride.
Bright lip color
Add a dash of color to your bridal look with a bright lip color. Keep the rest of the bridal makeup in natural tones and simple colors, while you pick a vivid shade just for your lips. Depending on your complexion, choose from pink, red or brown so it flatters your skin tone. Then flash your dazzling smile, and enjoy the attention that your wedding guests lavish on you.
Colored wedding dress
Show off your penchant for color by picking a non-conventional, colored wedding dress for your wedding. Or, if you want to play it safe, pair your dress with a colorful accessory or choose a dress with a colorful accent that doesn’t go unnoticed.
Take a look at this dress from the Alfred Angelo wedding dress collection.
The pleated organza skirt of this beautiful summery wedding dress is adorned with a scattering of bright pink roses. Additionally the pink waistband and bow make it really fun and romantic. Although unconventional, this dress is a delightful choice and is bound to be remembered by your guests in the years to come.
Here is another dress from the Sans Pareil bridal collection with a colorful bodice.
The contrast of the yoke with the white skirt is vivid, which makes it a wonderful choice for a pop of color in your bridal attire. Other options to add color to your bridal dress include wearing a colorful sash or waistband. You can also choose colored gemstone jewelry, if you prefer the age-old tradition of wearing all-white on your wedding day.
Wear a bright floral crown
An accessory that works like a dream and brings a colorful punch to your wedding outfit, a flower crown is a perfect addition to your wedding ensemble. Pick blooms that will not wilt easily so you look fresh throughout the day. Your florist should be able to make a flower crown that matches the details in your bouquet. Then, the two will come together beautifully. Or go with artificial flowers in your flower crown to stay safe if your wedding is outdoors.
Colorful backdrop or décor accessories
Choose a colorful backdrop for your wedding ceremony and it will be a signature element. You can achieve the intended effect using suitable fabric, lighting or other décor elements. If you do not want to have too much color, you can also consider adding an arch with brightly colored décor elements. This could be balloons, flowers, paper décor or foliage. Or decorate the chairs with bright ribbons or chair backs for a pop of color.
In this setting, notice how the pink and blue ribbons on the white chairs add a festive note to the overall arrangement. Despite the limited use of color, the image is distinctly colorful and vibrant from the use of this simple décor accessory. We also think this idea on the Huff Post of adding a framed piece of art at the altar is brilliant.
Brightly colored party favors
Line up your wedding favors on a table and make it a powerful display by choosing the brightest colors possible. For edible favors, choose items with colorful frosting or pack them into colorful containers or packaging. For non-edible favors, pick items that make a pretty display. Then stack them together to emphasize the color component of the display. Or choose vibrant colored packaging that will impress and be noticed easily for the bright hues in them.
Have a candy buffet
A candy buffet, as a stand-alone element, can add plenty of color to your party. Design it with delicious treats and choose them in colors you love. With options to customize wrappers with colors and prints of your liking, it is easy to custom create a candy buffet that is both colorful and inviting. Add this to your reception décor or set it up at the entrance to the venue. It will make a remarkable display and looks beautiful in photographs.
From adding splashes of color to your bridal look, to coloring your venue with décor and accessories, we have covered a number of ways in which you can dress up your wedding with color. So, now tell us which of these ideas do you like and intend to embrace for your wedding day?
For more wedding planning tips, advice and ideas, keep visiting us here at the Best for Bride blog page. And for more information on our vast inventory of wedding dresses, bridesmaids outfits, dresses for the wedding party and our range of wedding day services, visit the Best for Bride website today.
Modern day weddings are no longer cookie cutter versions of the same thing. For there was a time when all the bridesmaids dressed in cotton candy dresses and couples cut towering cakes! Today, every wedding is unique in it’s own way.
Every couple has their own notions of the most important day in their life. They carefully plan every aspect of a wedding and personalize all the relevant details. Most couples are quite adventurous too and ready to take risks, so they can enjoy a memorable wedding day. Breaking rules is so common that there are hardly any rules left to break! The result? Every wedding is fresh and interesting, since we do not know what to expect till we are at the event.
Best for bride has catered to brides for over a decade. Since that time, we have closely observed everything in the wedding scene evolve. From wedding dresses to wedding décor and party themes, a lot of things changed over the years. While many of these were a slow transition, others were quick to appear on the scene. But the best thing about changing trends is that they make weddings unique and appealing.
Here are some of the trends we have seen over the years that were totally unexpected. I can safely say that these trends strike us as interesting because we never imagined them to gain such wide acceptance. Take a look!
The bride must wear white, or must she?
Queen Victoria created the tradition of the divine, white wedding gown that symbolized virginity and purity. Although white is still a favorite with brides, it has many contenders. Every year, leading wedding designers bring out colored wedding dresses that tempt many a bride to embrace something other than white for her wedding day.
While the safe and favored choices include soft, muted shades of pink, blue and gray, there are also brides who do it big with bright and bold colors. And it isn’t just colors! Printed wedding dresses, dresses with colored appliques and huge, bold colorful designs are all present on the bridal fashion scene.
Bridal jumpsuits, trousers, the little white dress and more
Just as the traditional notion of brides in white wedding dresses found a replacement in colorful wedding gowns, so did traditional dress styles. The ball gown always fit the vision of a bridal dress. There was a time when no bride would be seen in anything but a billowing big meringue gown at her wedding. Later, brides chose to show off their style and natural curves in sheath and A-line dresses. And finally came the mermaid silhouette for brides who wanted to really flaunt their figure!
All these were gradual changes, but none of them prepared us for the big changes of the 2010’s and beyond. Little white dresses shared space with modular dresses, bridal pant suits and jumpsuits. These extremely unconventional wedding outfits heralded an new era in bridal fashion. Often seen at informal weddings and weddings featuring casual themes, these dress styles continue as the fashion-forward option for brides.
Casual wedding themes
Classic weddings are an eternal favorite. Nevertheless, many casual and unusual wedding themes make their appearance time and again. Popular wedding venues for casual themes include beaches, barns and even backyards. Who would ever have expected to see weddings planned around rainbows, vintage circuses or woodland creatures? However, such themes are only some of the many unusual themes that are popular in the world of weddings these days. When everyone wants a wedding that is like nothing anyone’s seen before, wedding planners and clever couples come up with such ideas. So, it is not surprising that food trucks, ice cream vans and naked cakes are all part and parcel of the wedding world today!
Anything but cake!
Sometime back, we could never imagine a reception without a cake! After all, a huge tiered cake was the highlight of every reception in the 20th century. As couples fiddled and played with traditional favorites, it was time to give a twist to this tradition as well. And that is how cookie tiers, gourmet cakes and cheese tables came to replace wedding cakes.
Not only are these options economical, they are better suited to satisfy the various tastes of the guests. Some couples incorporate this into their weddings to just keep it unique. With interesting dessert buffets with a variety of options, I think this is something to appreciate. Pancake stations, cupcake tiers and individual portions of tempting deserts are always more inviting than a slice of cake. All the couple need is a gourmet cake for the cake-cutting ceremony, and everyone is happy at the end of the day!
Bridesmaids who do not match
Bridesmaids are the bride’s best friends, sisters and cousins. They always held an important role in the wedding from time immemorial. Nonetheless, it wasn’t surprising that most women dreaded this wedding day, for their outfits were hideous. Although brides eliminated bright colored comic costumes from the scene over time, brides still chose matching outfits for their bridesmaids. So, irrespective of their size, body shape, complexion or build, all the women would dress in copies of the exact same dress.
The story is totally different now. Matching bridesmaids are a thing of the past. Although we wouldn’t have expected it at time, it is delightful to see these women in dresses that actually make them look good. Another detail for the bride to work on, but different necklines, hemlines, styles and colors are the various factors that brides consider when mixing and matching bridesmaids outfits.
Specially styled beverages and bars
The bar which was once standard fare at weddings was also pretty expensive. Most guests looked forward to it when attending a wedding. There was a typical menu with a range of drinks served at every wedding. So, it wasn’t easy to replace. While limited bars offered a happy middle ground to open bars and hosted bars, it wasn’t an adventurous choice either.
That’s when the idea of signature cocktails, local wine collections and beers became a big hit. This is now pretty common at many wedding receptions. Couples serve up a collection of signature cocktails, local wines and beers to not only offset their alcohol bills, but also to make a lasting impression through their wedding parties.
Although the internet has been in existence for ages, it wasn’t so popular in the early years of this century. Hence, wedding websites were unheard of. All information would be in wedding invitations and passed on by word of mouth. Something as simple as a wedding website revolutionized all this.
Now, almost every couple has their own wedding website. This is a one-stop destination for all information about the wedding. It has everything from the wedding details to extras like the wedding registry. It may even have photos of the couple and include their engagement story. The modern generation is naturally inclined to check the wedding website of a couple than scan through the information sent to them in the form of a traditional invitation card.
According to English tradition, high noon weddings were most stylish. However, this idea didn’t hold for long. By the turn of the century weddings were always evening affairs. Lavish wedding dinners was always a given at a wedding.
So, wedding brunches are a novelty when we think that the idea was non-existent in weddings of this generation. However, this option comes with its advantages. It is not only practical and simple, it is also budget-friendly. With the advent of casual wedding themes, a wedding brunch is good for hosting guests without bursting your budget. It is pretty fun too, as the daytime creates a relaxed ambiance that is more welcoming than a formal reception in the evening.
I don’t think you would be surprised if you were to notice a poster or board at a wedding listing the couple’s hashtag. In fact, if you are clicking pictures on this occasion, you will probably be tagging yours with the same. However, this idea was entirely unheard of a few decades ago.
Although social media has been in the picture for years, the idea of segregating all the information from a wedding in a single location was not there. Instead of clicking pictures, most people just watched the wedding and let the photographer do his job. It was only after smart phones became popular that everyone became obsessed with this idea of posing and clicking pictures all the time.
Decor and venues that aren’t traditional wedding fare
Classic themes have continued down centuries. However, more and more couples today want to surprise their guests by thinking of extraordinary settings and elements for their wedding. This perhaps explains the popularity of burlap and wood at weddings that follow a vintage theme.
Vintage wedding themes not only embrace the wedding styles of yesteryear, but also often replicate more than what we’d ever expect at a wedding. So, weddings in barns, elements like bird cages, distressed wood and burlap are trendy on the wedding scene. These were never expected to play into the settings a few years ago.
Unconventional bouquets for the non-traditional bride
Bridal bouquets had names, like the nosegay, cascade or round bouquets. They were traditionally formed of flowers that a florist gathered fresh and dressed into a tight setting. This isn’t always the case today.
Modern brides experiment with a range of unconventional bouquet options for various reasons. With loosely gathered wildflower bouquets, paper flower bouquets, those with brooches, paper and even fruits and berries, the options are numerous. The composite is also a trending style. In this design, florists use several smaller flowers and make a single big flower.
Tradition meets modern in blue wedding shoes
We just love it when modern brides put interesting twists on tradition. Over the last decade,brides switched out traditional white and cream wedding shoes for blue beauties. This is a modern twist on a very traditional part of weddings. It is not just interesting, but beautiful too.
Brides needn’t any longer find shoes that match the wedding dress or dye shoes that may never be used again. Blue shoes can usually be worn with many different outfits. So, there is a good chance of the bride using it again after her wedding day.
The first-look shot
It was a common belief among brides and grooms that meeting each other before the ceremony was bad luck. Most couples kept up with this practice till someone discovered it wasn’t helping with good photographs.
So, with the support of their photographers, more and more couples ignore this belief. This means better photographs for the album, and a chance for the bride and groom to see each other and enjoy their private moment before the wedding.
At Best for Bride, we love both traditions and modern practices. Hence, we are the best destination to fulfill your bridal shopping needs. Whether you are a traditional bride with a penchant for classic style, or a modern bride who wants everything unique and surprising, come and visit us. We have a vast collection of both traditional and modern wedding dresses. For more details on our bridal dress inventory, dresses for the wedding party, wedding services, accessories and online shopping option, check out our website here.