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20 Style Tips On How To Wear Summer Hats

27 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

I am currently on the hunt for the perfect summer hat. I’ve seen so many girls rocking them that I can’t resist – I need one! Whether you’re into fedoras, trendy Panama hats, or wide-brim floppy hats, there is something for everyone. Any style is so great for the summer – a hat is an automatically cool accessory, it shades your face and eyes from the bright sun, and it helps protect your hair.

If you want one of your own, or you already have one and you’re just not sure how to style it, you’ve come to the right place. There is so much fashion inspiration out there on how to wear hats that I had to share with you guys. Here are 20 style tips on how to wear summer hats, no matter what style you’re into. Now go take advantage of the summer sales and find one you love!

 

1. Go for this classic, all-American look: a striped dress with a floppy hat. You can’t go wrong! 

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2. A light button-down shirt tucked into denim jeans with a panama hat is really summery, chic, and so easy to put together. 

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3. Make your hat your own by tying a fun ribbon around it. 

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4. Going to be by the beach all day? A large floppy hat looks so good with a cute cover-up and your bathing suit. 

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5. Wear a panama hat with a loose dress and a pretty kimono to look super on-trend. 

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6. Instead of a striped dress, pair a panama hat with a striped shirt and denim shorts. So easy and chic! 

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7. Kill two summer trends in one outfit by wearing a colorful floppy hat with a romper. 

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8. You can’t go wrong when pairing a summer hat with a bathing suit at the beach or the pool. It’s the perfect accessory. 

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9. A white dress with a jean jacket and a hat is one of the most perfect summer outfits. 

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10. Dress up a graphic tee and shorts by pairing it with a trendy hat and booties. 

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11. Go for a serious boho vibe by wearing a loose floral dress with a big floppy hat. 

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12. A panama hat keeps a baseball shirt and boyfriend jeans from being too casual and boring. 

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13. Running out quickly? Wear a simple tank, jeans and a cute hat. Voila! Instant outfit perfection. 

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14. A panama hat looks awesome with a crop top and fun bottoms. 

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15. A completely effortless look is a maxi dress with a cute hat. Add a jean jacket if it’s going to be chilly. 

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16. Make your panama hat more professional by pairing it with a pretty skirt and simple shirt. 

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17. One of my favorite pairings is a maxi skirt, a tank and a summer hat. So adorable! 

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18. Printed pants are everywhere this summer. Wear yours with a hat to look extra chic. 

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19. White jeans go great with a chambray shirt and a summer hat. Finish off the look with patterned sandals or sneakers. 

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20. Not into panama hats, fedoras, or floppy hats? Pair a cheeky fitted or baseball hat with a crop top, a statement necklace, and fun shorts. This is the coolest look ever. 

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Which of these looks is your favorite? Which style hat is your favorite: panama, floppy or fedora? What kind of style tips do you want to see? Tell me in the comments! 

 

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas

27 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas
Around here we love anything unique and unexpected.  But with weddings pouring in our inboxes day in and day out, it can be hard to get that Ah Ha moment.  What we really want to say is, Yeeees! That is so awesome! Can we have that at our make believe someday wedding, pretty pleeeease!  We scoured the web and can wholeheartedly say we have found the 21 greatest, insanely fun wedding ideas.  We think you will agree.
21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas
Cotton Candy Weddings
1) Display Cue Cards at Your Ceremony

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Display Cue Cards at Your Ceremony

Buzzfeed

Just plain funny.  Pros: Your guests will undoubtedly get a few laughs.  Cons: The focus may not be entirely on you and your fiance.
2) Have an Artist Paint Your Ceremony

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Have an artist paint your ceremony

Venue Safari
Wouldn’t the picture be great displayed in your home afterwards?  We also love the idea of having caricature sketches done.
3) Send Save the Dates that are a Little Cheeky

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Send Save the Dates that are a Little Cheeky

 Inspiring Pretty
4) Opt for an Anniversary Pinata instead of a Traditional Guest Book
21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Opt for an Anniversary Pinata instead of a Traditional Guest Book
 The Knot
How fun would this be to open on your one year anniversary?  Break open a bottle of bubbly and this pinata!
5) Instead of settling for just one angle, find your best side!

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Instead of settling for just one angle, find your best side!

Huffington Post
6) Give your groom a little something to keep those feet toasty warm

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Give your groom a little something to keep those feet toasty warm

 Buy them here
 7) And for the bride, a little something blue
21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - And for the bride, a little something blue
Southern Weddings
Such a sentimental and personal way to commemorate your wedding day.
8) Send Your Guests Mad Lib RSVP’s

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Send Your Guests Mad Lib RSVP's

Pure

9) Who says flower girls have an age limit?

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Get your Grandmas to be your flower girls

Offbeat Bride
Get your Grandmas to toss the flower petals.  An adorable and fun way to include them in your wedding day!  Photography by  Genevieve Leiper
10) Provide entertainment for guests with nostalgic cootie catchers
21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Provide entertainment for guests with nostalgic cootie catchers
11) Or display word search napkins at the bar

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Display word search napkins at the bar

Found on The Knot.  You can also buy word search napkins here.
12) And better yet still, showcase a full size Price is Right Wheel
21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Showcase a full size Price is Right Wheel
Tulle and Chantilly
13) An old mailbox makes the perfect wedding card box

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - An old mailbox makes the perfect wedding card box

Bridal Musings

14) Serve Your Food Family Style

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Serve Your Food Family Style

Intimate Weddings
This method of dining is making a comeback for wedding receptions because of its wonderfully intimate feel and budget friendly price tag.
Pros: Budget Friendly, Encourages conversation and interaction among guests, Great option for pot luck style weddings or self-catering bride and grooms.
Cons: Not all caterers offer this dining style so be sure to check beforehand.
15) Instead of a photo booth, set up photo stand-ins

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Instead of a photo booth, set up photo stand-ins

Cuts & Stitches

16) Life-Size Jenga is the perfect lawn game

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Life-Size Jenga is the perfect lawn game

Gimme Bar
17)  Give guests hangover helper kits filled with Gatorade, Tylenol, and coupons for McDonald’s breakfast

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Give guests hangover helper kits filled with Gatorade, Tylenol, and coupons for McDonald's breakfast

Found on Etsy.
18) Have a Taco Bar at your reception. (Better yet, just have Chipotle cater your wedding)
21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Have a Taco Bar at your reception. (Better yet, just have Chipotle cater your wedding)
Pinterest
According to their website, Chipotle can cater up to 200 people in all U.S. locations except New York.  Read more about their catering options here.  To satisfy even the pickiest eaters, we like the idea of setting up a variety of food stations and having an Around the World style menu.
19)  Pick a Side Buttons

 

By The Robinsons
20)  Have a Food Truck at Your Reception
21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - Have a Food Truck at Your Reception
Carpe Donut
21) Give your leading ladies a quirky handkerchief (Don’t forget one for yourself!)

21 Insanely Fun Wedding Ideas - No Ugly Crying Handkerchief

Kirsten Julia

10 Bridesmaid Questions Answered: Who To Ask, What To Expect And More

26 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

10 Bridesmaid Questions Answered: Who To Ask, What To Expect And More

It’s just not a wedding without Bridesmaids. Whether you have one or 10, they’re the ladies who are going to make sure you have an awesome bridal shower and a bachelorette party you, inadvertently, may not remember.

The bride/Bridesmaid relationship is a tricky one, though. You already have a solid relationship with these women, yet you are asking a lot of their time and resources in order to be in your wedding.

We found and answered 10 of the biggest questions about Bridesmaids. How many do you need? Who should even be one? Can you ask them to go tanning before the wedding? Everything you need to know is below.

1. Q. Who should I ask to be in my wedding?

Your wedding party should be made up of people who play an important role in your life: your sister, your old college roommate, etc. The party can be as big or as small as you like, just know you don’t have to ask your entire sorority pledge class, no matter what you promised 10 years ago.

2. Q. When should I ask people to be in my wedding?

You’ll first need to figure out the size of your event. If you’re having a small wedding, a large wedding party may seem off-balance. Once you have a date set, start asking people so they can block out the date.

Be sure to ask everyone around the same time, especially if the bridal party knows each other.

3. Q. I don’t really get along with my future sister-in-law. Do I have to ask her to be a Bridesmaid?

Depends on the wedding you’re having. While it’s good form to include her, etiquette dictates that you’re not obligated. If you’re having a small wedding party — just a maid of honor and a best man, then you don’t have to. Most people don’t mind not being in the wedding party. It’s one less thing they have to worry about. There will be plenty of other family photos that they will be in. You’re the bride and can design the wedding party however you like — with or without unlikable in-laws.

4. Q. I have two best friends – how do I choose my maid of honor?

You don’t have to! If you have two close friends — or even two sisters — they can both me maids/matrons of honor. This may even be an advantage since it’s helpful to have an extra person when planning bachelorette parties, organizing the shower, etc.

5. Q. My Bridesmaids are annoying me – can I demote them?!

Given that they are your Bridesmaids, you had a strong relationship with them before you got engaged and hopefully will have one afterwards. That said, think about specifically what it is about the Bridesmaids that is driving you crazy. Are they not buying the dress you asked them to? Are they slow to plan a shower? (Maybe it’s a surprise!) When you feel annoyed, single out what behavior is annoying you and then you can work on fixing that problem.

If you have frustrations, be sure to address them in person. Problem solving needs to happen over a conversation, not a barrage of e-mails and text messages.

Make sure you are not the problem. Are you making unrealistic demands, such as making everyone wear the same, expensive shoe or getting their hair done at a pricey salon? Check out our piece about how to get your Bridesmaid not to hate you. Sometimes little things, like overtly asking them not to get you a wedding gift or easing up on the hair requirement, goes a long way.

6. Q. What can I ask my Bridesmaids to do?

Don’t they know they have to fan you while feeding you grapes? In all seriousness, there’s lots that they can help you do that is completely reasonable:

Pre-wedding tasks: Things like stuffing envelopes, welcome bags, putting together favors, folding programs, etc. Ply them with some booze and it becomes a bonding experience.

Pay for the Bridesmaid ensemble:  This includes the dress, its alterations and accessories. Sometimes brides like to make a gift of the jewelry, which is a nice gesture. Be upfront if Bridesmaids will have to pay for their own hair appointments on the wedding day. If you can afford to pick up the tab, by all means do so.

Help plan or co-host the bridal shower and/or bachelorette party: This doesn’t necessarily mean they have to pay for theses events — sometimes the Mother of the Bride or another relative likes to pick up the tab for the shower — but they should offer to help in some way. Bachelorette parties are usually paid for by everyone who attends — both Bridesmaids and other non-wedding party attendants.

Attend the rehearsal dinner and rehearsal ceremony: They should also attend at least one shower, unless they live far away.

Be social, act as a defacto hostess: If you know a shy cousin will be coming, ask a Bridesmaid to chat him up and make him feel comfortable. Naturally they should all be polite to the other guests, be feel free to point out guests who may be coming alone, etc.

Run last-minute errands: Someone may have to go on a last minute run to Walgreen’s, and the bride is not that person. You can ask Bridesmaids to do last minute chores, or even to greet vendors the day of if you don’t have a wedding planner.

Hold your dress while you peeSomeone has to. Ask the Bridesmaid with the biggest sense of humor.

7. Q. My husband has more groomsmen than I have Bridesmaids, what should I do?

The wedding party should be made up of your nearest and dearest — even if that is an uneven number. Don’t worry if there are more on one side than the other. It’s much better than asking a random person to be in it to even out the numbers. You can sort out how to get everyone up and down the aisle at the rehearsal.

8. Q. I think one of Bridesmaids may not be able to afford the dress, etc.

No matter how well you think you know someone, never assume you know anything about their finances, no matter their lifestyle. Just because your grad student friends lives on Ramen noodles it doesn’t mean she can’t afford to be in your wedding. Maybe she just really likes Ramen?

Once you have your bridal party set, send an e-mail outlining the projected costs. ($200 for the dress, $50 for hair the day of, etc.) People appreciate understanding costs ahead of time. If they don’t think they can afford it, they will let you know. Encourage Bridesmaids to share hotel rooms, etc. Be sure to add a note that if anyone needs help to let you know. The cost of a quietly paying for a Bridesmaid dress for your grad student friend is tiny compared to everything else you’re paying for in the wedding.

9. Q. One of my friends has put on some weight. Can I ask her to lose it before the wedding?

Short answer? No. You can’t ask people to adopt different grooming or lifestyle habits such as losing weight, tanning or changing their hair for your wedding day. When you’re asking someone to be in your wedding party, you’re asking them the way they are. If your friend has let themselves go a little, perhaps being in someone’s wedding is exactly the motivation she needs to get back to her healthy, svelte self.

10. Q. I was in a friend’s wedding four years ago. We are not close anymore. Does she have to be in mine?

There is no quid pro quo when it comes to weddings. You don’t even have to invite someone to your wedding just because you went to theirs. Your friend is probably aware that you aren’t close anymore, either. Since she played an important part in your life before, be sure to invite her as a guest.

Lihi Hod Bridal 2016 Wedding Dresses

26 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses

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Happy Monday! Today we have some really stunning eye candy courtesy of Lihi Hod’s 2016 bridal collection. The collection, titled White Bohemian, features romantic Wedding Dresses in relaxed silhouettes and two-piece ensembles with delicately feminine detailing — perfect for the free-spirited bride.

“Inspired by “boho-chic” style and her love of art, as well as her own recent wedding, Lihi`s “White Bohemian” collection encapsulates eclectic inspiration from around the globe. Lihi created a beautiful, soft, romantic collection, featuring a variety of flattering cuts and made of luxurious, natural fabrics with rich textures and comfortable, easy to wear designs. The collection features vintage and modern styles, sensual textures and daring, dreamy designs. All gowns are made with layers of silk, cotton and chiffon, ornamented with beautiful patterns of pearls, Swarovski stones, delicate floral embellishments and gorgeous lace detailing. Each gown is custom-made with the highest Parisian couture standards, as well as Lihi`s delicate, accurate craftsmanship.”

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20 Layered Hairstyles for Short Hair

26 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Hair

Bset Layered Hairstyles for Women Short Hair

If you want to create an awesome look, you can turn to the short layered hairstyles. A gorgeous short layered hairstyle can bring you more that you want. There are a lot of celebrities create it gracefully and fabulously.

Choppy layered hairstyle looks superb classy, yet cool. And it also appears truly charming. The more layers you create, the better it will be! The Layered short hairstyle is best for people who do not have much time in styling their hair. So if you want to create a total fresh and cool look, the short layered hairstyles are certainly ideal options for you.

Ombre Layered Hairstyles for Short Hair /Via

Ombre Layered Hairstyles for Short Hair

Ombre Layered Hairstyles for Short Hair

The short and versatile hairstyle is created sleek and slicked down. The layered hairstyle is excellent for people who are searching for a cool and charming hairstyle which is simple to style.

Cute Layered Haircuts for Short Hair /Via

Cute Layered Haircuts for Short Hair

Cute Layered Haircuts for Short Hair

The short hairstyle is cut to sit at the jaw-line in a solid line with the bangs jagged cut to fall naturally on the face to soften the whole hairstyle.The layered hairstyle is excellent for people with naturally straight hair. The look is suitable for people from nearly all ages.

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Blonde Layered Bob Haircut for Short Hair: Work Hairstyles for Women

Blonde Layered Bob Haircut for Short Hair: Work Hairstyles for Women

The back of the short hairstyle is tapered into the neck with uniform layers cut up to the top and front that blends in charmingly with the neat bangs wispy cut to contour the top of the face for a perfect finish.

Stylish Short Hairstyles for Side Long Bangs /Via

Stylish Short Hairstyles for Side Long Bangs

Stylish Short Hairstyles for Side Long Bangs

The short hairstyle is tapered through the back and sides, blending into the top jagged cut layers to sit flat framing the head for a sleek finish. The hairstyle is perfect for people who want to be the focus of the crowds.

Layered Curly Hairstyles for Blonde Short Hair /Via

Layered Curly Hairstyles for Blonde Short Hair

Layered Curly Hairstyles for Blonde Short Hair

The voluminous and charming hairstyle is layered throughout the sides and back to create the full shape. Body and fullness is what gets the hairstyle ideal for people with long face shapes. The long side swept bangs enhances the face and completes the whole layered hairstyle superbly. A small mount of product can help keep the soft curls and layers hold longer.

Straight Hairstyles for Short Hair: Side View /Via

Straight Hairstyles for Short Hair: Side View

Straight Hairstyles for Short Hair: Side View

The short charming hairstyle is textured through the top and sides to create contrast with the back that is clipper cut short for a clean look. The short layered hairstyle is ideal for any occasion.

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Messy Layered Haircut for Short Hair: Summer Hairstyles

Messy Layered Haircut for Short Hair: Summer Hairstyles

The dizzying short hairstyle has a combination of short to medium layers cut through the back to create volumes and lift through the crown. It is excellent for people with round face shapes. A bit of product can help keep the short layered hairstyle hold longer.

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Trendy Hair Color Ideas for Women: Short Haircuts Back View

Trendy Hair Color Ideas for Women: Short Haircuts Back View

The short and boyish hairstyle is tapered into the neck to create body through the back blending into the sliced layers through the front for a cool finish. The short trendy layered hairstyle is ideal for people looking for a low-maintenance hairstyle.

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Layered Pixie Haircut Back View: Straight Short Hair

Layered Pixie Haircut Back View: Straight Short Hair

The back and sides are tapered into the head blending into the top layers for shape and texture. The short and cool hairstyle is quite attracting.

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Light Blonde Hairstyles: Layered Short Hair for Long Faces

Light Blonde Hairstyles: Layered Short Hair for Long Faces

The fantastic hairstyle has a lot of layers throughout the top and sides to increase height and width to the look. The back is tapered into the nape for a sharp and neat finish. The wispy bangs really accentuate the eyes.The short layered hairstyle is ideal for people on longer face shapes.

Best Layered Pixie Haircut: Cute Easy Hairstyles for Short Hair /Via

Best Layered Pixie Haircut: Cute Easy Hairstyles for Short Hair

Best Layered Pixie Haircut: Cute Easy Hairstyles for Short Hair

The back section is cut short and tapered into the head. At the sides, the crafted layers which are framed around the shape of the ears and blended into the short layers throughout the top and crown area to create the height. This layered short hairstyle is full of vigor and is suitable for any occasion.

Choppy layers Styles for Short Hair /Via

Choppy layers Styles for Short Hair

Choppy layers Styles for Short Hair

Choppy layers are added to the sides to get the short crop more feminine. The bangs are swept straight across, drawing people’s attention to the eyes. The short layered hairstyle has the vertical length that gets it ideal for longer face shapes.

Layered Short Hair Style for Fine Hair /Via

Layered Short Hair Style for Fine Hair

Layered Short Hair Style for Fine Hair

The short hairstyle is featured by a lot of attitude and shape owing to the layers which are cut throughout. The sides are graduated from the bangs so that they contour the face and still blend in with the short length at the back. As to the back section, the length is blunt cut at the nape and then graduated up in order to create more volume.Sliced bangs are added for softness.

Trendy Short Hairstyles for Summer to Fall /Via

Trendy Short Hairstyles for Summer to Fall

Trendy Short Hairstyles for Summer to Fall

This is a fabulous and cool short layered hairstyle which is quite simple to create and maintain. The top is softly layered to give a full and even look round the crown, and the bangs is solid cut and left thick. The sides are cut and shaped round the ears to create a softer finish. The back is taper cut and shaped softly.

Short Feathered Hairstyles /Via

Short Feathered Hairstyles

Short Feathered Hairstyles

This is a gorgeous body boosting hairstyle. The top is heavily layered to create the luscious textured edges and to get it much simpler to flick out. The bangs are jagged cut and swept to the side to contour the face. The sides are jagged cut to the cheek bones and layered up to form the flicked look. The back is razor cut at the ends so as to create these textured edges and short layers are cut to create more volume.

Best Layered Hairstyles for Women Short Hair /Via

Best Layered Hairstyles for Women Short Hair

Best Layered Hairstyles for Women Short Hair

Layered Short Hair: Cute Short Hairstyles Side View /Via

Layered Short Hair: Cute Short Hairstyles Side View

Layered Short Hair: Cute Short Hairstyles Side View

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Layered Bob Back View

Layered Bob Back View

Short Pixie Haircut for Summer to Fall /Via

Short Pixie Haircut for Summer to Fall

Short Pixie Haircut for Summer to Fall

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Short Hairstyles for Fine Straight Hair

Short Hairstyles for Fine Straight Hair

6 Wedding Hashtag Tips No One is Telling You

25 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

6 Wedding Hashtag Tips No One is Telling You

It’s finally here! (Well actually, it’s been here for a couple weeks now). We’re beyond excited to present the new Instagram Gallery for your wedding website! We know that many of our users have been rearing to go on the wedding hashtag front for quite some time now, so we figured what better time to hash out (harharhar) some wedding hashtag dos & don’ts? 

But wait. All that being said, maybe you’re not totally pumped after all. Maybe you saw this post and thought to yourself “Wedding hashtag? Social media has gone too far!” 

That’s okay, but you still need to read this. Let’s face it, regardless of your personal feelings towards social media, the Instagram photos are going to happen, so you might as well be on board to reep the benefits. We guarantee that they’ll pleasantly surprise you. For example, we’d argue that social media has really upped everyones amateur photography skills —plus you’ll get to see your big day through the eyes of the people who mean the most to you. D’aww!

1. DO match your hashtag to your domain name. 

This keeps things nice and simple for all your guests. Efficient = effective 99.9% of the time. Don’t feel pressured to come up with your own  couple catchphrase when you already have a killer domain name. Plus any tips or concerns we’ve covered in our wedding website domain name how-todouble as hashtag guidelines as well. Easy peasy.

2. DO make sure your hashtag isn’t already taken. 

Test your desired wedding hashtag by typing it into the search bar in Instagram and selecting the “HASHTAGS” option right below. This is essential. The main purpose of having an event hashtag is to conveniently collect photos from your guests’ Instagram accounts all in two places (the hashtag’s feed on the Instagram app AND your Riley & Grey wedding website’s hashtag page) 

3. DON’T wait for your wedding to start hashtagging. 

Introduce your guests to your wedding hashtag in advance by hashtagging wedding planning pics or even other events, such as your engagement party or bridal shower, leading up to the big day.

Now, that being said…

4. DON’T go hashtag crazy. 

Though your besties abroad will no-doubt appreciate all the behind-the-scenes snaps preceding your event, keep in mind that your wedding hashtag may be better off in your guests’ hands — meaning don’t get high off your own supply and overdue do it yourself. You’re using a wedding hashtag so you don’t have to do all the work of making sure all the memories get captured, remember?

5. DO remember that photos from private accounts are not visible to everyone, even if hashtagged. 

Straight from the horses mouth: 

“Someone who’s set their profile to private can add hashtags to photos and videos, but only that person and their approved followers or the people they send photos/videos to with Instagram Direct will be able to see that photo on the hashtag page. Private photos/videos, even when hashtagged, aren’t visible to the public.” (Instagram, as of April 2015) 

Second, even if you and your guests are able to see most photos with your wedding hashtag in the hashtag’s feed on the Instagram app, because you’re all following each other, only hashtagged photos from public profiles will appear in the feed of your wedding website. Got it?

Consider creating a wedding Instagram account. We suggest the handle be the same as your hashtag and/or wedding website domain name.

And another important one: remember to actually hashtag your photos or they will not show up on your wedding website‘s Instagram gallery. We know some of you are scratching your heads while reading this, going “DUH!” — but just know that we’ve been in the wedding hashtag business for some time now (longer than a fortnight) and we find it necessary to mention this.

6. DON’T feel afraid to set social media boundaries for your wedding. 

Requesting that you’d prefer guests to stay off their devices during some of the more intimate events in your wedding isn’t asking too much. Not that your friends and family are going to be taking mid-ceremony selfies, but special moments like your vows are always better when everyone is fully present and your loved ones aren’t watching the moment on a screen. 

You know what lenses capture the highest resolution moments? The ones on our very own eyes balls. 

Strategically placing a sign near the entrance of your ceremony venue will do the job just fine. A short and sweet message that reads something along the lines of “Be in the moment, y’all! Please refrain from using any devices during the ceremony. No worries, we’ve hired an amazing photographer who won’t miss a beat,” should get the message across without sounding uptight.

The bachelorette party

25 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

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To do or not to do a bachelorette party – that is the question?

The answer is only one – and you know it. If you want to – you should have a bachelorette party. In time, the American way of bachelor and bachelorette party becomes very popular.

If there is going to be such a party or not, depends on how the future partners in life decide or on how initiative their friends are. We are sure that each bride has her own opinion and attitude toward the bachelorette party.

Some people think that they have lived long enough and they don’t need a bachelorette party. Others are so busy with the organization of the wedding that they don’t have time to arrange another occasion.

There are no rules in the making of a bachelorette party. Actually, there is only a single rule – the party is only for women. But sometimes, there are exceptions even to this rule. More and more often, the bachelor and the bachelorette party take place in the same night and both men and women gather together in the end. There is nothing wrong about that. It is even wonderful, especially when the future husband is very jealous. In this way all the tension disappears between you two. Some men are so jealous that there is no chance for them to accept a bachelorette party with strippers. And sometimes, women refuse to throw such a party only because they don’t want their partners to have one.

We think that the most important thing about this women’s night is for you to take a break and enjoy your time with your closest girlfriends. A short trip, a dinner and sweet talking, two days in a spa hotel – you could think of any kind of entertainment. In this way you won’t argue with your partner. You could relax and shake off the thousand things that you have to deal with. Isn’t this the purpose of it all? After all, you need to make the things the way you want in order to be happy. And don’t worry – everything depends on you and the person next to you.

How To Hide Bra Straps|Quick Tip

24 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Simple trick how to hide bra straps

I was chatting long-distance with a friend today about how much we love summer and how great it is to be able to throw on a sundress in the morning and just get on with the day. No more thermals, and tights, and jeans, and long sleeves, and sweaters, and boot socks, and scarves, and down jackets, etc., etc.! Oh the fashion freedoms provided by simple sunshine and warm weather! The only fashionista problem I run into this time of year are those pesky bra straps. I’m not a fan of strapless bras, or “sticker bras” and much prefer to just wear my regular, everyday bras every day. Here is where my little bra-clip heroes come into play. I found these things years ago at a dollar store and thought that all women owned a few. But in my conversation today with my friend, I realized that not everyone regularly chats about concealing their bra straps and not everyone knows the secrets of these little clips! Just in case you fall into the bra-strap-challenged category, let me give you a quick tip on how to hide bra straps.

So, when you throw on that summer dress that doesn’t have short sleeves or a perfect “tank top” neckline, you are faced with this. And let’s face it, this looks kind of tacky.

How to hide bra straps

What you need are bra clips! You can find these at Target, Forever 21, Walmart, and the Dollar Store (if you are lucky).

And here is a little bra clip hack for you: If you are really in a pinch, you can use a butterfly paperclip as a bra clip. Bra clips are most traditionally used to pinch your bra straps in the back when you are wearing a racer-tank style shirt or dress, but they are versatile and can be used several ways.

How To Hide Bra Straps|Quick Tip

How to easily hide bra straps

To use a bra clip, you simply lengthen your straps until comfortable and then slide one strap over the plastic notch.

Conceal bra straps

Repeat this step on the other side and then slide the bra clip down out of sight. I have a white, black, and nude colored clip so they disappear under clothing.

How to hide bra straps

Ta da! No more unsightly bra straps! You’re welcome!

How to hide bra straps easily with bra clips

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Galia Lahav Haute Couture featuring the La Dolce Vita Collection

24 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses
Galia Lahav designs are defined by elegance, romance, and luxury.  The Russian born designer, has over thirty years of establishement in the world of haute couture designs. The Galia Lahav brand is recognized in Israel and worldwide for it’s prestigious and luxurious wedding gowns and Evening Dresses.  This is the most recent collection of wedding gowns, called La Dolce Vita.  The collection was inspired by a love story taking place on the Amafi Coast of Italy. The whole collection is nothing short of fabulous. The wedding gowns are designed to represent a new generation of brides.  Each dress is so unique and romantic, designed with luxurious textures and details. The dresses are adorned with French lace, delicate embroidery, and accented with iridescent beads, pearls and crystals. The layering of textures, colors and fabrics, make each dress captivating. Galia Lahav’s dramatic designs are a masterpiece. The above dress is called Veneto from the 2014 Galia Lahav La Dolce Vita Collection. This collection is absolutely fabulous and stunning!! Love!!
VENETO
VENETO
NAVONA
NAVONA
NAVONA
NAVONA
ODETTE
ODETTE
CORSO
PRICILLA
PRICILLA
PRICILLA
FLORENTINA
FLORENTINA
FLORENTINA
FLORENTINA
FLORENTINA
TULLIA
TULLIA
TULLIA
TULLIA
TULLIA
TULLIA
TULLIA
DOLCE
DOLCE
DOLCE
ANTONIA
ANTONIA
ANTONIA
AUGUSTA
AUGUSTA
NAAMA
PARADISO
PARADISO
PARADISO
ALORA
ALORA

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Navona
NAVONA
VENETO
ODETTE
NAVONA
CORSO
FLORENTINA
PRICILLA
VENETO
PARADISO
ANTONIA
AUGUSTA
ODETTE
DOLCE
NAAMA
FLORENTINA
FLORENTINA
FLORENTINA
AUGUSTA
TULLIA
TULLIA
ANTONIA
DOLCE
DOLCE
TULLIA
NAVONA
TULLIA
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NAVONA
VENETO
TULLIA
ANTONIA
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TULLIA
ALORA

Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding

24 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding

This traditional and elegant fairytale wedding at the Panoche Creek River Ranch in Fresno, CA is sure to capture the hearts of our readers. Complete with a horse and carriage arrival and a father daughter moment that will bring you tears, Prisca and Cash’s dream wedding is one we can only sum up as epic. Reverie Photo + Film did an amazing job at not only capturing the glorious details, but the pure emotion of this beautiful union. Wearing a Galia Lahav gown, Prisca is a true modern day princess – and wait until you learn about her first proposal from Cash!

Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
A Storybook Love

He first popped the question to Prisca at the mere age of nine when her father purchased his first exotic car. When her dad drove up in the new sports car she called her closest friends, Cash and their mutual friend who lived next door, to join in the excitement. Upon seeing the car, Cash turned to Prisca and asked: “Will you marry me?” She, of course, said no – she was shy in her early years and didn’t want to reveal that she had a major schoolgirl crush on him. They remained great friends through their school years and began dating their senior year. However, college led them to different states. They maintained their relationship knowing that their love was one out of a storybook. Eight years later, her prince proposed again on a trip to Italy – she said yes this time.

Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Cherished Moments

Prisca’s parents did not have a big wedding due to finances at the time and together opted for a marriage at the local city hall. With this top of mind, it was ever important to Prisca that she create a dream day that her entire family would cherish. Her mom helped with every decision and detail. She also wore a beautiful formal gown with a floral bouquet. Even Prisca and Chase’s grandparents participated – as the flower girls and ring bears! It was one of her favorite memories of the day, knowing that her mother was finally able to have something of her own too. Only topping this moment was her father’s reaction as he escorted her down the aisle. Overcome with pure joy “giving his daughter away” to Cash. It was the first time Prisca had ever seen her dad cry and she was immediately taken back with a loss for words.

Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Breathtaking Beauty

When planning their dream wedding with Weddings By Cassandra, Prisca envisioned a soft, elegant ambience. She wanted it to be romantically sweet and chose a color palette that would in essence bask her guests in the love, joy and happiness that she and Cash share. Being very spiritual, Prisca incorporated décor that would represent and translate her beliefs throughout the ceremony and reception. White Lilac’s breathtaking floral artistry graced an unbelievable ceremony canopy with white drapes, lush blooms and a hanging chandelier. An abundance of cream, blush and peach floral with white orchids created two high pedestal floral arrangements. Opening up to her walk down the aisle were floral gates that remained closed to guests until the official seating with a sign that appropriately read, “This is how our story begins.” For Prisca’s modern day Cinderella moment, she arrived by a horse drawn carriage complete with a black steed and coachman wearing a top hat.

Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Elegant Fairytale Ambience

The tented reception was equally and insanely stunning. They had a floral wall made from the same blush and white floral of the ceremony and Classic Rental Party hung chandeliers from every point. Frosted Cakery added their own masterpiece to the fairytale wedding with a five-tier gold, floral and crystal embellished work of art.

Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
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