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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. 

how to wear summer hats

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

how to wear summer hats

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. 

how to wear summer hats

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

how to wear summer hats

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

how to wear summer hats

 

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

how to wear summer hats

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. 

how to wear summer hats

 

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

how to wear summer hats

 

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

how to wear summer hats

 

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

how to wear summer hats

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

how to wear summer hats

 

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. 

how to wear summer hats

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

how to wear summer hats

 

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

how to wear summer hats

 

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

how to wear summer hats

 

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

how to wear summer hats

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.

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

If you like simple tips, you might want to check out the Related Posts below for some more easy tips that could change your life!

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.

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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
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Traditional and Elegant Fairytale Wedding
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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
Epic

What are the obligations of the bridesmaid ?

24 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

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If you are invited by your friend who is about to get married to be her Bridesmaid, you must help her with whatever she needs for her big day.

1.If your bride asks you to help her with ideas where to be the wedding, explore different places. It is a good idea that you drive so she can look at every place. 

2. You can help when choosing the invitations. If your handwriting is beautiful you can help addressing the invitations if the bride agrees.

3. Your girlfriend may need help when ordering and choosing the decoration, your opinion may be useful when taking decisions and doing the different tasks.

4. The biggest pleasure is to go with the bride when choosing the Wedding Dress.

5. Buy the dress soon enough before the wedding so you can fix it if necessary.

6. Help the bride for the idea for setting the guests around the tables. It could be easier especially when there are many people, if you make the sketch of the location and carry it in the day of the wedding.

7. Help when planning, organizing and conducting the bridal shower.

8. Try to inform everyone when is the exact date of the event of the parties before that.

9. Help and be present at the rehearsal. Very often the grooms and their families are very busy and forget about some important things of the organization.

Obligations of the Bridesmaid on the wedding day

* Help the bride to get dressed and to put on her make-up.
* Take care the bride to have everything she needs to the moment (water, food etc.)
* Always be in line with everything so you can cooperate when necessary executing the link between the bride and the groom.
* Visit the restaurant so you know that everything is OK.
* Help the other Bridesmaids by giving them directions for the time and place.
* If the bride wants to be left alone for some time, give her that time.
* Help the bride with her veil and trail if such on the way to the ritual hall.
* Help the bride with the bouquet during the ceremony. Always have a spare hand.
* Help the guests take their seats. They love to see Bridesmaids around them.
* Prepare a speech for the celebration. People love funny sayings.
* Help the newlyweds when collecting the presents.
* And finally but not lastly, ensure the necessary moral support for the bride.

Useful advices for the wedding cake

22 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Useful advices for the wedding cake

An important part of the wedding celebration is the wedding cake. For a long time the traditions for the wedding cake are really imaginative and there are no compulsory details that must be added to it. The only thing we should key it to, is the style of the wedding. The rules are created to be broken. The choice of the wedding cake and the bakery for its making are both only up to you.

In order to decide what size of the wedding cake is appropriate, you should make an accurate list of the guests in order to know how many people are going to be on your wedding. According to their number, you will know how many pieces of cake you will need. You could also find out how much the whole thing will cost you and what amount of money you will have to spend on it. The more decorated the cake is, the more money it will cost. If you have a small budget, you will have to choose a simpler one, because it will be cheaper.

The wedding cake could have various sizes and shapes, in order to impress your guests, you will have to be very creative and surprise them with something unordinary. If you find it difficult to choose the right cake, you could always ask for advice from your partner, relatives or friends. If you are going to have an outdoors wedding and the wedding cake is going to be exposed on direct sunlight, you will have to tell this to your baker. He will tell you the products that he could use in such conditions.

The factors that define the price are not only the decoration, but also the products that are going to be used and the place where you have ordered it. The price could be low, but it does not always guarantee good quality. In order to avoid the high prices, you might have to ask someone who has already been through all this. He will tell you everything he knows about the different bakeries and the quality of their cakes.

Are you ready for the family life – 13 indicators that you are

22 Feb 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

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How to evaluate if we are ready for the family life and will we make it to do the right step? Take a look at the listed indicators, find out where your relation is and what will be the future of your relationship. 
1. You see your loved one every day.
Or even a few times a day. And you feel you cannot live without him.
2. When you are not together, you call constantly or send tons of text messages.
This allows you to be in touch all the time and control every movement of your partner.

3. Your jealousy is at its maximum.
There are suspicious personalities around your loved one who want to take him away from you.
4. Your sexual relations have become stable for a long time.
You have tried everything and you understand each other without much talking.
5. Your relatives and friends know you are an entirety.
You will have a family of your own one day.
6. Your parents have already met.
This is not mandatory if they live in separate towns.
7. You spend your nights together and don’t try to get away by lying.
8. You don’t want to spend your money on one another.
From smaller presents (perfume, watch) you go to the bigger ones. You form a budget of your own for the “real” family.
9. You do what the other told you to with pleasure and seriousness.
You visit the grandparents, help on the summer house, take care of your partner’s lodge. Together go to the passport service, the dry cleaning, post office etc.
10. The brothers and sisters of the loved one consider you as family.
You communicate with them more than with your own.
11. You call each other lovely names.
You are not ashamed of calling your partner “my other half”.
12. You’ve been on vacation.
You’ve been at a resort, at the summer house or abroad.
13. You try to live together periodically.
This could be a weekend staying over until the parents are somewhere or a common place of residence.

If 5-7 of these indicators are typical for your couple, this means the peak of your relations has occurred but you still have nothing to worry about.
If you have 8-13 of these indicators, you should build a family. You have nothing to wait for if you want your relationship to continue.