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Veil Lengths and Styles Demystified

28 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Accessories

To the uninitiated, choosing a veil seems rather straightforward. We soon learn, however, that the veil can be one of the hardest decisions. Short or long? How short? How long? How many tiers? What shape? Blusher or not? Edging or not? If so, what kind? What color? Embellishments? Shimmer? The choices seem endless. Veil length is one of the most important factors in how a veil looks, so it’s best to begin there.

Veil Lengths and Styles Demystified

Veil Length

You can have a veil customized to any length, but many veils are described in reference to where they fall on the body (shoulder, elbow, or fingertip for example). Where the veil actually falls will depend on your height and where you attach it.

To find out how long your veil should be, stand straight and have someone measure you from where you will attach it to where you want the longest tier to fall. This will give you an idea of the length of veil you are looking for.

The shorter veils are typically between 18 and 50 inches long and fall somewhere from shoulder to fingertip. Longer veils can range in length from the waltz veil (falling down the back to below the knee and above the floor) to the royal veil, trailing up to five or six feet behind the bride. But don’t get too caught up in veil names, as lengths can vary depending on the source. What’s important is choosing a veil that falls where you want it to. Veil length terminology you may find while shopping are listed below.

Shoulder lengthThis veil is sometimes called a flyaway when there are multiple layers. It is commonly around 20 inches long, but can range from 18 to 30 inches, depending on where you purchase it. The shoulder veil works well when you want to show off the back of a gown. Although this length is a bit out of favor at this writing, it is traditionally worn at informal and daytime weddings.

Elbow lengthThis veil generally ranges from 25 to 36 inches long and should end below a low backline but above the top of the skirt. The elbow length looks good with gowns with no train or those with a full skirt.

Fingertip or wrist length veilsThese veils range in length from 36 to 50 inches, depending upon where they are designed to fall, and are versatile, as they can be worn with both short and long gowns.

Knee, waltz or ballet length veilThese veils fall somewhere between the knee and ankle, with knee length generally 45 inches. The waltz or ballet length is usually 54 to 60 inches long and falls between the calf and ankle.

Chapel or floor length veilThis veil reaches the floor and may fall six inches or more past the train. It is usually tiered and ranges from 60 to 90 inches long. It is considered a formal veil, appropriate for formal and semi-formal weddings, although some like these for beach weddings for the dramatic effect when caught in the ocean breeze.

Cathedral or royal veilThis is a dramatically formal veil, trailing up to two feet or more behind the bride. The length ranges from 96 to 132 inches or longer and looks stunning with a cathedral train gown.

Veil Styles

While the length can be considered a style, there are a few styles based on structure-related features. You may find these when researching your veil:

Birdcage veilThis veil is very short (just long enough to frame the face) and worn alone, without additional tiers or a separate blusher. The birdcage is generally made of coarse Russian-style netting rather than typical fine-mesh veil fabrics. Most brides attach this short, circular veil to a fascinator, ornamental comb, or headband for a more decorative effect.

Blusher. Depending on the context, the blusher is either a short face veil, such as the birdcage described above, or the portion of a longer veil that covers your face during the ceremony. The length of the latter generally ranges from very short to shoulder-length or longer. Standard length is about 18-25 inches but longer blushers are also attractive.

Mantilla. This is a one-layer, circular veil with a scalloped edge, often made of lace.  The mantilla is most often worn so the lace edges softly frame your face and upper body. Or, for a blusher effect, attach the center of the veil to the crown of your head so the front hangs around your face. Folded back, the veil will create two layers.

 Tiered veils. A tiered veil is one with more than a single layer. Because each layer adds thickness, more tiers generally equal more volume, so choose with the overall effect in mind. While four-tier veils exist and are useful to add visual interest or balance out a relatively simple gown, double- and triple- tier veils are most common.

Top 25 Ideas for your Rustic-Elegant Wedding

28 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

The rustic-country wedding has been around for awhile and is here to stay (yay!), but there is an up-and-coming twist to this theme–elegance (think rustic chic with a drop or two more spiff). While, certainly, the setting goes a long way in creating the rustic aspect, details can be critical to the overall look as well. With that in mind, scroll down for my top picks for rustic elegance, all of which are neutral so will go with any wedding color!

Top 25 Ideas for your Rustic-Elegant Wedding

(Note: some of the links go directly to my affiliate partners, in which case I’d get a commission if you buy. But no one paid me or gave me anything for their items to appear in this post. These are strictly my picks. ~Bobette)

1. Rustic Lace Wedding Invitation

The juxtaposition of burlap and lace is frequently used to create an elegant but still rustic effect in weddings. Why not set the stage from the start with your invite or save the date? This collection includes both, plus other cards, labels, stamps, and table numbers. Buy as many or few as you need of each.

2. Wedding Chalkboard Sign

Wood and chalkboard can be made to look more posh with with sophisticated lettering and decorative swirls, logo, or monogram, such as those on this custom chalkboard floor sign. You have the option of sketching out your own design or letting the designer create one. Plus, the “chalk” is actually permanent chalk pen!

3. Burlap Aisle Runner

I must admit, to me, the words “burlap aisle runner” conjure up something best used in barn weddings. But add linen ruffles, your initials, and a non-stick backing and you have one nice-looking item. And the advantage to burlap is it a sturdy material that can hold up to a lot of abuse!

4. Satin and Burlap Wedding Bows

Continuing the pairing of burlap with an elegant fabric, these burlap bows are trimmed in off-white satin. Because they are larger than they appear in the photo (10″ wide by 8″ tail, made with 2.5″ ribbon), consider them for aisle markers. Double duty for these could mean use as part of the reception decor, attached to table skirts or decorating a buffet, for example.

5. Ruffled Background

If your idea of country elegance includes frills, you cannot go wrong with this backdrop. The muslin ruffles are sewn onto canvas broadcloth so will withstand “double duty”–first as a ceremony backdrop, then as a background for photos or behind the head or cake table.

6. Rustic Flower Girl Basket

One word: Cute. I believe this is a one-of-a-kind because it’s a vintage basket, but as of this writing the same lady had other baskets for sale as well (the link goes to a basket search in her store). All of her items are shabby chic or rustic.

7. Ring Bearer Sign

I love the idea of one or both the kids carrying a sign instead of the traditional ring bearer pillow or flower girl basket. This one has just the right blend of weathered ruggedness and elegance.

8. Bridesmaid Clutch

Lace, burlap, and leatherette combine to give this Bridesmaid clutch just the right touch. It’s semi-custom, too. You can choose from 50 colors for the faux leather.

9. Crystal Chandelier

The contrast of rustic and upscale is what creates appeal for this type of wedding. One way to achieve this is with lighting, such as a crystal chandelier. Real crystal is very pricey, but this one is made from acrylic crystals, making it A LOT less expensive. And it actually comes apart if you want to make two smaller lights from it (they send two light kits).

10. Chiffon Chair Sashes

Chair decorations are another way to add elegance to a country wedding. These chiffon sashes are kind of glamourous and I like the rose (nice touch). You can order them in your wedding colors, too.

11. Lace Table Overlay

You could put these overlays on top a burlap table cloth to give it a look similar to that of the clutch above or keep them as in the photo for a pleasing offset to more rustic table elements. There are sizes for all table shapes.

12. Wooden Birdcage Card Holder

This beats typical boxy card boxes hands down. I love the lace and ribbon around weathered wood. She lets you choose your ribbon color and type of flower. The sign is custom too, of course.

13. Mr. and Mrs. Wood Sign

These Mr. and Mrs. signs can be as rustic as you want. They are made from plywood and you can choose unpainted, glittered, or painted in your choice of color. Sizes range from four to seven inches tall, so you could also hang larger ones behind the couple’s table.

14. Twine-Wrapped and Lace Toasting Glasses

The roses and lace on these glasses nicely offset the jute twine, for an amazing effect. You can order the roses in your choice of six colors, including natural shades.

15. Monogrammed Burlap Table Runner

Another way to make a rustic wedding look more upscale is with monograms, such as on this burlap table runner. Your initials hanging tableside or at the head of the buffet line present a sophisticated appearance. You can get an est. date added as well.

16. Freestanding Table Numbers

If soft and romantic is your idea of elegant, these table numbers are perfect for you. And the rosettes add just the right bit of rustic.

17. Customized Birch Bark Centerpiece Vase

I adore this vase. The initial transforms the uber-woodsy birch into something different. The roses take it up another notch, but you could fill with whatever gives the impression you would like–greenery, hydrangeas, carnations, or wheat, for example, would each create a different look.

18. Rustic Table Rose Decorations

These beautiful crepe paper rose buds are finished off with leaves made from jute twine-wrapped wire leaves. They would be great as decorations on any table. You can pick other colors for the flowers, too.

19. Rustic and Lace Favor Boxes

Kraft paper creates the rustic effect while silk and lace add elegance. There are other styles and shapes, too.

20. Glitter and Lace Place Cards

Beautiful. And she takes on all the work for you. Send her your guest names with table numbers and your placecards will arrive ready to set on tables. There are also matching table number signs available.

21. Chalkboard Table Tent Food Cards

These little chalkboard food signs come pre-filled as well. Or–if you would rather–order blank signs or the pdf file and enjoy your preferred level of DIY. She prints on card stock, so these signs are sturdy but not overly bulky.

22. Monogram Burlap Drink Tub

This burlap-encased bucket is made by the same person and has the same look as the table runner above, so the two would work wonderfully together. It’s 14 inches across, a nice size for wine bottles. But you could also use it for favors, programs, or filled with new-home necessities as a gift.

23. Ruffled Burlap Table Skirt

In addition to adorning chair sashes and backdrops, ruffles can also make an appearance on select tables. Here, the elegant touch is created by layers of tulle cascading down the sides.

24. Burlap Love Bird Cake Toppers

This look may not be for everyone, but you have to admit these birds are cute. They are 3 inches across. Also, her flower and his tie can be custom-color.

25. Rustic Elegant Cake Knife Set

The vintage lace and custom-date love birds on the handles of this cake knife and server set are a nice touch. They are made from stainless steel, so will keep their lovely look as a keepsake, too.

7 Fun Beverage-Related Wedding Favor Ideas

28 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Sure, you could just go with plain, rented beverage glasses for your guests’ drinks and be done with it, but why not add an entertaining twist by relating the favor to the drinks? The glass itself, how you decorate it, what you put in it, or what you serve with the drink can all create a bit of joy for your guests.

7 Fun Beverage-Related Wedding Favor Ideas

A big thank you to Michelle of Choice Promotional Products, who suggested some of these ideas as well as sponsored the post.
1. Personalized drink glasses can be all kinds are fun.

The pre-printed, clear glass varieties have been around for ages, but modern technology and today’s more laid-back weddings have allowed for an expansion of the concept. Take these double-walled tumblers, for example. Glitter adds to the atmosphere and lids eliminate dance floor spills.

2. Even plain glasses can be entertaining if the favor is a treat.

How about milk and cookies as a send off? Avery House Photography of Chicagocaptured these sweet “cocktails” served impeccably on a silver platter.

3. Painting a wine glass is another option.

Taking brush to glass is straightforward for those of you who have the talent, but something like applying writable chalkboard paint can be tricky. Fortunately, Deb and her readers at JustShortOfCrazy have done the experimenting for you. The step-by-step tutorial has tips for avoiding paint pooling and drips.

7 Fun Beverage-Related Wedding Favor Ideas

4. Koozies are cool and useful, but many tend to be a bit blasé.

What, after all, can make a foam cylinder exciting? More than you would think. This tuxedo bottle cover ratchets up the style by dressing the bottles for your event.

5. Beach wedding cocktails, anyone?

What cuter way to expand the tropical wedding theme than with beach-adorned drink ware?

6. Mason jars have crossed the line from purely rustic to relatively main stream.

These little four and one half ounce versions–customized with your wedding logo, monogram, or any design you like–will make cute mixed drink glasses for your guests.

OR make the favor a dessert in the glass. Get the tutorial for these s’mores treats on HostTheToast.

7. A take-home beverage can also be something for your guests to enjoy at home.

Mixes are a way to provide a liquid memory of the event without the potential mess of during the drive home. Here, photographer Alea Lovely captured DIY hot cocoa favors at one of her weddings. Use your imagination to come up with your own unique twist (tea or apple cider as alternatives to cocoa, for example).

These, of course, do not cover all the possibilities. So, tell me, what are YOUR ideas for drink-related wedding guest gifts?

Post Sponsored by Choice Promotional Products.

 

5 Saving Tips When Buying Wedding Items

28 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

5 Saving Tips When Buying Wedding Items

We sometimes think a small budget means doing everything ourselves and giving up on the dream wedding. Not necessarily. The good news is the dream can survive the pinch! It will, however, require more thoughtful spending.

The key when buying wedding items is to combine DIY projects with discount suppliers, sales or coupon codes, and used items in a way that not only gets the most value for your money, but also keeps your stress levels down. The dream wedding, after all, does not include Bridezilla raising her harried head and ruining your big day.

There are various tactics to help you save money on your venue and service providers as well (see Top 6 Tips for Saving Money on Your Dream Wedding), but here I am focusing more on purchased items.

Without further ado, here are those five saving tips for a wedding…

#1: Do it yourself ONLY where it makes sense.

Depending on your expertise and cost of the supplies, some projects will work out better for you than others. Making your own wedding veil, for example, may cost more than buying it from a discount merchant.

For those of you with limited craft skills, you and I are in the same boat; I’m maybe a three on the 10-point craftiness scale. And I did every project here. On the couple I had trouble with, I talk about it and show pictures so you can decide if you want to tackle it yourself.

#2: Buy pre-owned or slightly irregular where you can.

There are several opportunities for you to save on pre-owned or not quite perfect items:

1. Many used wedding items are in like new or nearly new condition.
2. “New with a quirk” are perfectly good items but cannot be sold as new because they have been opened, don’t have the retail tags on them, and/or have been repackaged. Candles and candleholders are often sold this way.
3. Slightly irregular items are another way to save. Usually, the defect is barely noticeable or is on a hidden part of the product. The seller should note it in the description.

#3: Sell or reuse your wedding products.

There are others out there like you so, after the wedding, flip tip #2 on it’s head and sell. When you do this, the wedding-related cost is lower than the price you originally paid. By selling, you get part of your original price returned. By using it in your day-to-day life, you are saving money later.

The two most popular arenas for selling are eBay and Craigslist. In my opinion eBay, with its free Buyer Protection and Buyer/Seller Feedback programs, is the most trustworthy route. If you do choose to sell via Craigslist, put your own safety first by never meeting a potential buyer alone and choosing a neutral, but quite public, place to complete transactions.

#4: Shop a range of stores, including general merchandisers and discount websites.

Many times, we are inclined to head to the local bridal store to buy everything for the wedding. This is good because it helps support local business. Usually, however, the prices are higher than you could get online, so the local route may not be doable on your DIY budget.

One way to find items from several online stores at once is to use our unique product search engine, which simultaneously searches products from all of our retail and wholesale partners. You can try it by use the “search all products” box at top of this page.

#5: Shop sales and use coupon codes whenever possible when buying wedding items.

The ultimate score is stacking savings by using a coupon or other price break on already-reduced items (either on sale or at a discounter/wholesaler). Plan ahead by creating a list of potential supply sources early on, then keep an eye out for opportunities. Some ideas:

1. For brand-name items, be aware of current manufacturer coupons. Even as the number of printed newspapers dwindle, weekend FSIs (free standing coupon inserts) still exist and can contain savings not found elsewhere. Online, there are numerous sources of printable coupons. Be aware that you are usually limited to printing two online coupons at a time, and they are only available until a set number are printed, then will disappear.

2. Individual websites often run coupon codes that are separate from item sales. Get a percent or dollars off when you make a minimum purchase, for example. You can find these advertised online, but often you will find an offer by simply looking for a banner at the top or along the side of the merchant’s site.

3. Sign up for emails and/or download the app from your favorite merchants and monitor deals.

4. Look for discounts earned by using certain payment methods. Credit cards, Google Wallet, Paypal, store credit cards, and Apple Pay are some possibilities that come to mind.

An Example of Stacked Savings

Target is a good example of a discount retailer who also lets you save in other ways (disclosure: I am both an affiliate and fan, which means if you make a purchase or sign up for a Redcard after clicking a Target link below, I’ll make a small commission).

Their policies allow you to use a manufacturer coupon and their own coupons on sale items (regular-priced items too), then get an added 5% off if you use your Redcard. They also have periodic in-store opportunities to earn gift cards. Stacking all types of savings is rare, but it could happen (I netted down to $4 a bag on $12 cat food one time).

Your most lucrative combination, however, will likely be when they run dollars off a party category purchase (fyi, wedding & anniversary is in the party supplies category). Check in the month before any decorative holiday and plan your purchase accordingly, using your Redcard.

Looking in the wedding supply items, I found 100 thank you cards and an ivory aisle runner, both nice for a do-it-yourself wedding. The regular price is $76.97, but if I’d purchased during a Halloween sale, which allowed $15 off $75 party supplies, the bottom-line price would have been $58.87 with no shipping charge. That’s about a 24% savings on items that were already a good deal compared to many wedding sources. Plus, no precious time lost driving to the store.

Get The Look: Glossy, bouncy Victoria Secret waves

28 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Hair

VICTORIA_SECREtIs your hair in need of some joie de voir? Locks looking a little lacklustre? Roots seeming somewhat le flat? It’s as easy as revisiting a classic; loose, bouncy waves! The key to keeping it Victoria-Secret-sexy is texture and bounce with a bit of gloss and shine thrown into the mix. Follow these steps to get super cute cascading strands in a flash.

Step 1: Prep damp hair by applying a styling cream from root to tip. Obliphica Multia-Task Styling Cream is great for straight, fizzy or curly hair types.  If you have fine hair, reach for a product with extra hold and voluminising properties such as Tigi Catwalk Session Series Styling Cream.

Step 2: Create a middle or side part and then divide hair into four sections with clips.

Step 3: Pull each section of the hair taut and blow dry downwards.

Step 4: Once hair is fully dry, use a curling iron or rod to create your waves. Twirl the hair away from your face, keeping the iron at a 45-degree angle and leaving the tips straight for an undone feeling. Switch to counter clockwise twirling on some parts of the hair – the trick to natural waves!

Step 5: Finish up with the final face-framing curls, being extra careful not to create hairline burns.

Step 6: Once all of the waves have been curled, spritz some hair spray over your mane and then gently finger comb the waves out to create a gorgeously undone, loosely woven texture. Create hi-shine gloss by spraying J Beverly Hills Finishing Shine Mist over the top of your handiwork.

And now you’re catwalk ready!

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❤ Kristina xo

On a Tight Wedding Budget? DIY Projects Can Save Money

28 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Many couples are paying for their own weddings nowadays, and with that can come a lower budget for the event. However, there are many ways that you can save thousands of dollars on your wedding day and that is by doing it yourself, or DIY. Even if you are not the most crafty person, you and your partner, along with help from your wedding party, will be able to do all kinds of projects that will save you lots of money in the long run. If you have time in your week for DIY projects, this may just be for you.

Why Should I DIY?

If you have time in your day, there are a handful of projects that will help you stay within your wedding budget. DIY can be a lifesaver when when paying for an event where you can have hundreds of people attending! The projects may be a little time consuming, but when you are on a tight budget, it is better to DIY than have to scrimp and cut costs where it matters, like catering.

Wedding Favors

These are perhaps the easiest DIY project that you can do with your wedding party. First you have to decide on what kind of favors you would like; edible ones, such as these S’Mores Centerpiece Favors, are always popular because your guests can snack on it on the way home. Another idea: With just some mason jars, a printer, sticky labels and some ingredients from a bulk store, you can make trail mix in different flavors for your guests. Top it off with some fabric in the same color as your theme and tie with twine for an extra added touch of elegance. If everyone works well together, this project can be done in an afternoon and can save you hundreds of dollars.

Non-Traditional Bouquets

Nontraditional wedding bouquet idea. Budget wedding DIY brooch bouquet...use jewelry from parents and grandparents to make it an heirloom.A wedding trend that has been steadily gaining attention lately are non-traditional bouquets. These bouquets are usually made of different findings, from beads and broaches to seashells and glitter, many brides have decided to make their own stunning non-traditional bouquet. If you are worried that you may not be able to do such a thing by yourself, check the non-traditional bridal bouquet ideas pinboard for inspiration and the right videos to help you along with your project.

Invitations

Another big cost when it comes to weddings are the invitations. A great way to save on them is to make them yourself, and that way you can make them as busy or as simple as you would like them to be. Craft stores have many different styles of stamps, cards and ink that you can use to make your invitations uniquely yours and you can save hundreds of dollars while doing it. Plus, guests are sure to enjoy something that is handmade instead of printed at a factory.

Place cards and Seating Charts

Two more paper crafts that are exceedingly easy to do, and if you made your own invitations you will already have stamps and ink that you can use. If you have decided on a specific theme, you can design your place cards and seating chart around that theme so that it fits in perfectly at the reception. These do not take a lot of time to do and your wedding party can help you with them if you need a couple extra pairs of hands.

Photo Albums

You do not have to pay a photographer to make up your wedding album. With many websites offering the capabilities for you to design your own wedding albums (most notably Shutterfly), this is a sure fire way to get what you want and save some money as well. You could also choose to scrapbook your wedding, and you can save that for weekends when your spouse and yourself are looking for something fun to do together. It is a great way to relive the day and see it from different perspectives as you put your own album together.

Engagement Rings for Men: 9 Style Ideas & How to Wear Them

28 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Engagement Rings

If women can wear engagement rings to announce their status, why can’t men? Well, there really is no reason. Historically, the wearing of men’s engagement rings is more common in other countries, but we expect the tradition to spread as more U.S. couples prefer the man–or men, if the couple is same-gender–to wear evidence of their status.

Engagement Rings for Men...Nontraditional, but why shouldn't the guys have a symbol of commitment as well as the girls? Some styles, plus ideas for if and how he should wear it after the wedding. A couple of ideas for gay couples as well.

 

Why Would a Man Want to Wear an Engagement Ring?

Well, for all the same reasons a woman would want to…

It is a symbol of commitment. Like it or not, the presence or absence of a left-hand ring is a cultural cue as to whether that person is available for a more-than-just-friends relationship.

It is a visual representation of involvement in the process. For many, there are certain steps to ending up married: get engaged, set date, plan wedding, become wed. A ring represents the beginning of that journey.

Bling is fun. There is no reason the joy of showing off a ring and sharing stories behind it should be limited to the girls. Right?!

Unlike for women, there is no set “etiquette” involved with the wearing of engagement rings for men. So feel free to make up your own rules. Here are some ideas if you are planning to propose to your guy…

Traditional Ring Approaches

  1. The most straightforward approach is to buy a classic, plain man’s wedding band as an engagement ring, for later use as the wedding ring.
  1. Propose with a narrow gold band, then replace it with a similar, but larger version during the ceremony.
  1. Take a cue from the women and have him emerge from the wedding ceremony with two rings on the left hand: one given upon engagement, with a second added during wedding vows. Because bands come in a variety of widths, from around 2mm up to 9mm or so, the two combined need not be overwhelming.
  1. If you believe “diamond’s are a fiancée’s best friend,” regardless of gender, get him a man’s diamond ring. Depending on the style, he can later wear it as a right hand ring or continue wearing it as a wedding ring after you are married.

Start Your Own Tradition

If none of the above appeal to you, know that any ring can serve as an engagement ring. Upon marriage it can remain on the left hand, be switched to the right, or simply become a keepsake or heirloom for future generations.

  1. Purchase a tungsten, titanium, or other alternate-metal ring for wear during the engagement and opt for a gold wedding ring later, or simply re-designate it as a wedding band at the ceremony.
  1. Choose a unique design, such as a fingerprint ring or one with other textured style, as the engagement band and a shiny-finish version as the wedding band.
  1. Go with a gemstone fashion ring.
  1. Opt for symbols of commitment on the engagement ring, such as the trinity or Celtic knot.
  1. If you are a gay couple and wish to convey it even when you are apart, consider rainbow rings, which include one or more narrow strips of color in the design.

Wedding Day Survival Kit

28 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

You imagine your wedding day to be absolutely perfect. You may think you won’t need those emergency items, but, it’s always better to be prepared for those unplanned hiccups. To help you prepare for those hiccups, we have put together a list for your “his” and “her” wedding day survival kits.

Wedding Day Survival Kit

So where’s the best place to get these items? Anywhere you can find the travel sized items in Target, or any other similar store. Altering your kit based off the time of year and location is also something you can do. What else would you recommend to include in the “his” and “hers” wedding day survival kits?

15 Bridal Parties Who Totally Nailed The Ombré Dress Trend

20 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Bridesmaids Dresses

DUY HO PHOTOGRAPHY/JOSE VILLA

There’s nothing wrong with a uniform Bridesmaid look — all of the girls wearing the same dress in the same exact color.

But if you want something a bit more eye-catching, consider an ombré color scheme. Not sure what that means? Basically, you choose a color and then have the Bridesmaids wear dresses in a slightly different shades — some lighter, some darker and some in the middle so that they gradually blend into each other.

Below, check out 15 gorgeous executions of the ombré dress trend. Get inspired!

  • Credit: Paper Antler
  • Credit: Scrole Vision Photography
  • Credit: L Hewitt Photography
  • Credit: This Modern Romance
  • Credit: Erich McVey
  • Credit: Jonas Seaman
  • Credit: L Hewitt Photography
  • Credit: Nadia Meli
  • Credit: Jose Villa
  • Credit: Duy Ho Photography
  • Credit: This Modern Romance
  • Credit: Kreative Concepts
  • Credit: Duy Ho Photography
  • Credit: Ashley Seawell Photography
  • Credit: Jose Villa

Wedding Dresses By Berta Bridal Fall 2015

19 Jan 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses

We’re starting this week with an amazing fashion eye-candy that would leave you swooning for weeks. It is Berta Bridal Fall 2015 Wedding Dress Collection, and it is out of this world. Featuring that sexy-chic signature style that Berta has brought us for years (see their Spring 2015 Collection here and their 2014 here), this array of bridal gowns is breathtaking meets glamazon with a dash of enchantment and a touch of romance. We are loving it! We invite you to take a look at this gorgeous bridal collection and find the Wedding Dress that has your name written all over it.

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