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13 Ideas For Throwing The Most Fun Wedding–Ever!

28 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

13 Ideas For Throwing The Most Fun Wedding--Ever!
Weddings are beautiful, traditional and classy affairs, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun! They are parties after all. While we know you want to have an event that will bring your grandmother to tears, make your parents proud and entertain all age groups, you should also incorporate some creative, out-of-the-box details that will make your wedding more fun than any other.

Need some ideas? Click through the slideshow for our best tips and tricks to ensure your big day is an unforgettable blast.

Playlist

A great playlist. The key to a great wedding? Great music. It is one of the few things guests will remember long after their monogrammed cocktail napkins have been tossed. Need some help fine-tuning your playlist? Check out Time Out’s Top 100 Epic Party Songs. Sit down with your band or DJ and ensure they understand the vibe you are looking for (i.e. everyone jumping up and down belting out Katy Perry lyrics). [Photo Credit: Shutterstock] A great playlist

Photo Booth

A photo booth. This is hands-down the most popular rental at weddings right now. Why? Guests get super silly with props like mustaches behind that cloth window (pics your photographer can’t capture). Plus, it is a perfect memento for your guests to take home. [Photo Credit: Cathy David Photography] A photo booth

Flip Flops For Dancing

Baskets of flip flops. Want to get your guests jumping up and down? Provide comfortable dancing shoes so they can kick off their uncomfortable shoes and let loose! It’s a subtle way to encourage raging dance parties. Plus, a great goody for your friends to take home! [Photo Credit: Etsy] Flip Flops For Dancing

Party Favors

Party favors guests actually want. We have seen some pretty creative party favor ideas so don’t be afraid to get have fun with this. Lotto tickets are a really fun way to potentially give someone the gift of insane money or homemade jams for a yummy treat. Favors that relate to the place or venue are great ways to keep the memories alive. Everyone loves a good treat! [Photo Credit: Red Ribbon Studio] Party favors guests actually want.

Games

Games at the wedding. No, we are not talking about board games, but the kind that will break the ice at the table and have your friends giggling with fun adjectives. Place Wedding Mad Libs at each place setting and watch what happens. Other gems we have seen are Wedding I Spy and Jenga guest books. Who knows? Your grandma might just have some hilarious adjectives for your _____ wedding! [Photo Credit: Etsy] Games at the wedding.

Koozie Set

Personalized koozies. Nothing says married quite like Mr. and Mrs. Koozies. Hand these out during cocktail hour, especially for outdoor venues or summer weddings. You can make them just for the bride and groom or for everyone! They’re so adorable you’ll carry them long after the wedding day. [Photo Credit: Etsy] Personalized koozies.

Custom Sunglasses

Personalized sunglasses for the dance floor. You want to know the secret to getting everyone on the dance floor busting out their best moves? Sunglasses. Seriously, a little shade and all that shyness disappears. Customize them with your initials and/or wedding date and they double as a great party favor! Even your great Aunt Ethel will want in on this fun. [Photo Credit: Etsy] Personalized sunglasses for the dance floor.

Smoke Machine

Smoke machine! We are here to tell you that it is totally acceptable to have a smoke machine at your wedding. In fact, we encourage it. A smoke machine will instantly change the vibe of your wedding from chatting and cocktails to epic dance party. And just like the sunglasses, even the worst dancers feel okay about busting a move under the guise of smoke and lights. [Photo Credit: Cathy David Photography] Smoke machine!

Candy Bar

A candy bar. Deep down, we are all a bunch of kids and everyone loves a good candy bar. Whether you set up goody bags and have guests fill up on their way out or keep it open (and fully stocked) for the whole night (dancers looking for a break will beeline for the sugar high), it is a great way to add fun to the event. You can even color code and customize candy to match your wedding palette! [Photo Credit: Red Ribbon Studio] A candy bar

Signature Cocktails

Creative signature cocktails. Who doesn’t want to hold something sparkly and pink? Or muddled and green? When you and your fiancee pick out your signature cocktail (which you must have), there are tons of creative options so have fun with this! Need inspiration? Check out great choices by city! Guests can’t say no to something pretty. [Photo Credit: Etsy] Creative signature cocktails.

Sparklers for Guests

Sparklers for your departure. Want to make a grand exit with your new hubby? Do it amidst the glowing lights of sparklers held by your favorite people. Your guests will love playing with them and you’ll feel like a queen among the sparkles! [Photo Credit: Red Ribbon Studio] Sparklers for your departure.

Glowsticks

Glow sticks for the after party. Want to get everyone in the mood for the after party? Easy. Hand out glow sticks! They are toys for adults and once the lights go down, nothing says dance party quite like a neon glow stick. Plus, the streaks of green, pink, and yellow lights make for awesome photos. The after-party is the acceptable place to turn the wedding into a semi-rave. [Photo Credit: Shutterstock] Glow sticks for the after party.

Food Truck

Food trucks outside the venue. Instead of handing out post-party snacks on trays, why not have food trucks waiting outside as your guests leave? After all that dancing, talking, and drinking, the munchies usually follow so what better way to send guests home satiated? Think tacos, burgers or even ice cream. [Photo Credit: Shutterstock] Food trucks outside the venue.

Editor’s Picks: 20 Edgy Lace Wedding Dresses

28 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses

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Lace Wedding Dresses add a romantic allure to the complete bridal look, and this style will never go out of style. Designers are sending down the runway some of the most gorgeous lace dress trends that we’ve ever seen, and they are a hit! This season, you can definitely expect to see more 2-piece ensembles and extra long belle sleeves along with high splits and creative necklines. Take a look at some of our favorite lace Wedding Dresses below to get your daily inspiration fix! You’ll love these–promise.

Click here to see more gorgeous Wedding Dresses!

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Featured Dress: Liz Martinez

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Featured Dress: Liz Martinez

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Featured Dress: Liz Martinez

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Featured Dress: Liz Martinez

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Featured Dress: Liz Martinez

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Featured Dress: J’Aton Couture

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Featured Dress: Vera Wang

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Featured Dress: Claire Pettibone

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Featured Dress: David Tutera

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Featured Dress: Riki Dalal

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Featured Dress: Riki Dalal

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Featured Dress: Riki Dalal

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Featured Dress: Riki Dalal

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Featured Dress: Riki Dalal

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Featured Dress: Limor Rosen

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Featured Dress: Limor Rosen

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Featured Dress: Limor Rosen

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Featured Dress: Limor Rosen

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Featured Dress: Monique Lhuillier

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Style Guide: How to Choose the Best Wedding Dress Silhouette for Your Body Type

27 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses

There are so many dresses and so many styles. You might start to feel overwhelmed seeing all those gowns because you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry; most brides feel this way, which is why dress shopping, while the most exciting and emotional part of the preparation, is also the most dreaded task on the checklist.

Before you start your search, one thing to understand is that we all come in different sizes and shapes so what looks good on your best friend might not be the best style for you. Knowing what kind of silhouettes are most flattering for your body type will make this process a lot easier. A good rule of thumb is to accentuate your favorite body part whether it’s your beautiful décolleté, small waist or your womanly curves. Also, keep in mind: this source is an excellent guideline, but it’s just that—go with the dress that you love and feel most confident and beautiful in! After all, you will be the one walking down the aisle in this dress.

The different body types:

  • Straight: long and lean, little to no curves
  • Pear: narrow shoulders, small chest, small waist, curvy hips
  • Hourglass: curvy in all the right places (bust and hips), small waist
  • Circle: narrow shoulders, slender legs, wide around the stomach
  • Inverted Triangle: Broad shoulders, chesty, small waist, no hips

The different dress silhouettes:

  • Ball gown: princess style that poofs out from waist down. Perfect for:Pear/Circle body type – this style hides the stomach and hips, while accentuating neckline.

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Wedding Dress: Vera Wang; Photo: Sarah Kate Photography

  • A-line: similar to ball gown but skirt is more flared than poofy. Perfect for:Straight/Pear/Hourglass/Circle/Inverted Triangle body type – this style is flattering on most brides.

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Wedding Dress: Abed Mahfouz

  • Sheath: skims the body and falls straight down to the ground. Perfect for:Straight – this style is best on slim and tall brides.

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Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara

  • Trumpet: hugs the body and flares out above the knee, creating a trumpet silhouette. Perfect for: Straight/Hourglass/Inverted Triangle – this style will hug the body and accentuate the hips.

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Wedding Dress: Stella York

  • Mermaid: hugs the body and flares out below the knee, creating a mermaid silhouette. Perfect for: Hourglass – this style will flatter the curvy brides features.

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Wedding Dresses: Winnie Couture

  • Empire waist: high waisted; waist line sits right below bust. Perfect for:Circle/Pear/Petite – this style will elongate the body and draw the attention up.

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Wedding Dress: Pronovia

With these tips, I hope you will use it as a reference while shopping for your perfect dress but remember that it is only a guideline. Some additional tips that’ll enhance your experience is to go with your makeup and hair done. It doesn’t have to be professionally done, but it’ll help you imagine what you’ll look like on the big day. And remember to have fun! Enjoy these special moments – good luck!

The Most Flattering Sheath Wedding Dresses

27 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses

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Whether you’re a bride looking to accentuate your curves or simply want a classic look on your wedding day, one of these sheath Wedding Dresses may be perfect for you! Sheath Wedding Dresses are traditionally most flattering on a bride with a straight figure because of the way the silhouette falls, but it can easily be a favorite amongst curvy brides who want to show off those curves. The best part about a sheath Wedding Dress is that it has classic elements that are perfect for the elegant and traditional bride! We’ve found some incredible sheath Wedding Dresses below and think they would look glamorous on all sorts of brides-to-be, so check out this collection below!

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We think these sheath Wedding Dresses from Stephanie Allin are simply stunning! From the sweatheart necklines to lacey details, not only are these dresses flattering but they are chic and stylish. If you’re looking for the perfect sheath dress, remember to check out these amazing designs from Stephanie Allin!

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Elbeth Gillis

Elbeth Gillis has designed many gorgeous sheath Wedding Dresses with classic elegance. These Wedding Dresses feature so much splendid detail from floral appliques to lace overlays. These classic sheath Wedding Dresses are perfect for the bride with vintage style.

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With so many amazing sheath Wedding Dress options to choose from, we hope this amazing collection helps!

Wedding-Planning Jobs for the Mother of the Groom

27 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding News

Wedding-Planning Jobs for the Mother of the GroomThough her role is secondary to the bride’s mom, the mother of the groom can still make a solid contribution to your wedding prep to take some stress off you. (Plus, getting her involved is a solid way to get your relationship with your future mother in law off to a good start!)

Figure out the vendor tips.
Though tips aren’t mandatory, they are customary; they’re also the way to acknowledge anyone who went above and beyond what was expected. If you’re not much of a numbers person, ask his mom to do the math. (Consult our tipping chart to find out how much to give to who.)

Stock the getting-ready room.
She can put her motherly instinct to good use by making sure there’s plenty of drinks and snacks on hand. This is so that the bride and her girls don’t pass out from hunger or dehydration as they’re getting hair and makeup done and getting dressed, which will take hours. No need for heavy, sleep-inducing foods — better choices are fresh fruit, vegetables and dip, and light sandwiches.

Put the wedding-day emergency bag together. 
Aspirin, tampons, needle and thread — these are just a few of the crucial items she’ll need to gather. The bag could be customized so it’s based on the wedding’s location or time of day.

Assembling the favors.
From bedazzling the gift tags to tying bags with ribbon, the favors can be labor-intensive. The MOG’s help will be especially needed if the Bridesmaids, traditionally the favor wranglers, can’t help out. If you’re handling the work too, it’ll give you time to chat one-on-one.

Picking up out-of-towners.
If many guests will be flying in for the wedding, several drivers will be needed at different times and days to fetch them. So if she’s willing and able, ask her to put on her chauffeur cap, fill the gas tank and head to the airport. There’s a wedding on the way!

Erin Cole Fall 2017 Wedding Dresses

26 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses
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After 20 years in designing couture bridal accessories, Erin Cole has unveiled her much anticipated Wedding Dress collection at the London Hotel during New York Bridal Week. The Fall 2017 bridal collection is characterized by contemporary designs with daring illusion elements in a soft palette of ivory, vanilla, champagne, and blush hues.

“The Erin Cole Collection is inspired by freedom of expression of the modern woman of today. She embodies the deepest love of her own inner beauty, which is built on integrity, independence, virtue, vulnerability, and sophistication. This collection celebrates the inner fire of a woman and her desire to be naturally glamorous and sensuous. A woman who is complex and has many layers and textures to her personality and individual style.

The Erin Cole Collection reflects a woman’s complex and captivating soul through a composition of sheer natural fabrics, soft hues, whimsical lace, delicate embroidery, and intricate beading.”

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Photos courtesy of Erin Cole. For details, visit Erin Cole.

Allure Bridals and Madison James 2017 Collections – New York Bridal Show Highlights

26 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses
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Allure Bridals and Madison James, two of our favorite names when it comes to stunning Wedding Dresses, unveiled their latest designs at New York Bridal Week earlier this month, and we are sharing some of the highlights from the show here today!

Exquisite lace and intricate beading rule the runway presentation of Allure Bridals and Madison James 2017 collections. Elegant and distinctively feminine, the gowns feature contemporary lines with breathtaking embellishments. Stealing the show are romantic ball gowns with softly colored skirts, lace mermaids with stunning plunging and illusion backs, and a one of a kind design that features a peplum top that extends dramatically into a train.

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Photos courtesy of Allure Bridals, Madison James. For details, visit Allure Bridals and Madison James.

26 Inspirational Perfect Rustic Wedding Ideas for 2017

25 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

The rustic wedding theme isn’t anything new, but it has staying power for a reason; it’s chic, it’s timeless, and it’s oh-so-romantic. There are so many things that are classic ideas for a rustic wedding like mason jars, barrels, hay seating. Have some fun creating a rustic bar or show off some cowboy boots with your Bridesmaids. Finally tree stumps and rustic signs are also very popular.
Here are 26 of our favorites ideas to up the wow-factor on your big day…

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Top 22 Glittery Gold Wedding Cakes for 2016 trends

25 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Cakes

Metallic colors are a huge wedding trend and glittery gold is my absolute favorite one. These cake tiers were painted a lustrous gold hue (using edible paint, of course), and then accented with some other charming elements. While the designs could certainly work for a glamorous wedding in an opulent ballroom or historic estate, it would also complement a more modern celebration in a raw-space venue like a loft or art gallery. Let’s check out these glamorous gold wedding cakes and get inspired.

glamorous glittery gold and blush pink wedding cakes for 2016

Erin Schrad Photography

diy glittery gold sequin wedding cakes

The Cake Blog

gold bling layers wedding cakes 2016 trends

Zoe Clark Cakes

elegant gold wedding cakes with pink flowers

Bobbette & Belle

blush pink and gold metallic wedding cakes gold black and blush glittery wedding cakes

Maven Bride/Brides

chic gold brushed wedding cake with marsala red flower

Sarah Culver Photography via Junebug Weddings

gold and black triking wedding cake designs

Christy Tyler Photography

creative glam black and gold wedding cake ideas

Wedding Star

beautiful metallic gold wedding cakes

Polka Dot Bride

elegant wedding cake design ideas with gold lace patterns

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white ruffles and gold colored metallic wedding cakes

BRIAN LEAHY PHOTOGRAPHY via Hey Wedding Lady

glittery gold wedding cakes for fall wedding ideas

Photography By Charise via Ruffled

gray and gold wedding cake ideas with script love letter pink and glittery gold elegant wedding cakes

cotton & crumbs/Rebekah Naomi Cake Design via Cake Central

Mother of the Bride Speech: How to Write a Wedding Speech for your Daughters Special Day

25 Oct 2016 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

You’re a very lucky mom if your daughter asks you to give a Mother of the Bride speech. This opportunity is a once-in-a-lifetime one, so be sure you make it as perfect as possible. Follow these steps to make the best Mother of the Bride speech ever. We have hints and tips to lead you every step of the way so you don’t miss anything vital. Your daughter will have tears in her eyes by the time you’re through, and will know that her decision to include you in the toasts was a good one. Ultimately, this speech is meant to encapsulate the love you have for your daughter, so as long as you make your Mother of the Bride speech full of love and well-wishes, you’ve done your job.

Mother of the Bride Speech: How to Write a Wedding Speech for your Daughter's Special Day

1. Thank your daughter for letting you speak. Not everyone loves sitting through a host of speeches, so a lot of brides and grooms try to keep it to the maid of honor and the best man. Clearly, your daughter wants you to be one of the special people to toast at your wedding, which says something about your relationship with each other.

2. Thank the audience for coming. Even if you took care of the financials of the wedding, or even the planning, and you feel they should be thanking you, don’t be worried. You will be thanked. However, the reception wouldn’t happen without the couple’s closest friends and family showing up, so be sure to thank them in your Mother of the Bride speech for spending this special day with the happy couple and make them feel welcome.

3. Tell your daughter you love her. You do this every day, seven days a week already, but today is the day she wants to hear it the most. After all, this Mother of the Bride speech is about how much you love your girl, in the end. She is your ray of sunshine, and the audience couldn’t possibly fully understand your love for her, but she will understand, and she will appreciate you reaffirming this.

4. Don’t embarrass the bride. You probably thought the days of “Mom, you’re embarrassing me!” were over when she graduated high school, but this rule applies during the Mother of the Bride speech. Anything you say of your daughter, especially when she was younger, is bound to be slightly blush-worthy, so just ask the bride if you can mention a certain story if you’re not sure. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

5. Wish your daughter well. There are a variety of ways to do this in the Mother of the Bride speech. If you’re religious, you can do this in the form of a short prayer, or if you’re literary, you can write her a poem. Find whichever way captures your relationship best to send your daughter off to her new, happy life with with the same warmth and tenderness with which you helped her lead her old one.

6. Welcome the groom to the family. Like it or not, this man is officially a part of your family. And, let’s be honest, if your darling daughter chose him, you probably do like him. In your Mother of the Bride speech, give him a warm welcome – and remind him how lucky he is to have a bride like your daughter. Don’t ever let him forget.

7. Give a toast. Toast the audience, toast the celebration, but most importantly, toast the happy couple. A marriage blossomed today, and that deserves a blessing. There is no one better to give it than the woman who helped make the bride the best she could be and stood with her for her entire life.

 

Mother of the Bride Duties

As your daughter’s big day gets closer, you’ll want to make sure you know the Mother of the Bride duties. The maid of honor handles a lot of the planning to help out the bride, but moms can have their fair share of tasks as well.

1. Be supportive and encouraging when helping your daughter find a Wedding Dress. While some brides are overjoyed by shopping for hours on end for the perfect dress, you know your daughter best, and it can turn into a stressful search.

2. Research family traditions that have been incorporated into relatives’ wedding ceremonies. You can also find old family heirlooms that can be passed down to your daughter on her most special day.

3. Be a backup contact for caterers, florists, and other services. If the bride has a rehearsal or appointment and cannot take a call or another appointment, be there for her when you can. Just make sure you’ve communicated with her on what she wants. You don’t want to make a decision about, say, flower colors that she hasn’t approved.