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8 Things Brides Should Never Do at The Wedding Reception

18 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Your wedding ceremony may be all about you and your groom, but let’s be honest: the reception is all about showing your guests a great time. Of course, it should be a celebration you remember, but it’s just as important that your guests enjoy themselves, too. So to ensure no guest leaves feeling like they had anything but the best of times, here are eight things you should definitely not to do at your wedding reception. Avoid them and we can all but guarantee that everyone has a great time.

Cash bar Sorry, but this cost is on you. Tempting as it may be to cut your spending in this area it’s totally tacky. Guests (who have already bought you a gift, dressed up for you and attended your ceremony) will most certainly not appreciate this added expense.


Play offensive songs No matter what the 30-and-under set is listening to, wedding music should be clean and appropriate for everyone. Yes, you can play popular songs, but anything with vulgarities should be avoided. Older guests will not appreciate any dirty lyrics, and even if they’re ok with it – do you really want your special day associated with, say, somebody’s milkshake?


Disappear for too long. Don’t rush through your visit to the bathroom (we know, it’s a little complicated when you have that big beautiful dress on), but otherwise, make it a point to stay visible. This is just plain common sense – everyone has gone out of their way to celebrate you, and it’s a bummer for everyone if you’re not there to bask in almost all of it.


Get very, very drunk. Actually, let’s take out the verys. It’s ok to get buzzed, but try to stay in your right mind – you definitely don’t want to do anything you’ll regret – or worse, won’t remember – on this specialist of special nights. As the main attraction, it’s your responsibility to keep yourself in line.

Argue with vendors. Leave any conflicts to your supporting cast (i.e. your mother or maid of honor). If you have a wedding planner, it’s his/her job to keep everything and everyone in line on event day. If something seems to be going awry, calmly do what you can to deal with it, and then move on. No party goes perfectly anyways, and you’ll only be frustrated if that’s what you’re focused on.


Argue with guests. Do we even need to tell you why? This sort of follows the old adage of, “the customer is always right.” If a guest is doing or saying something truly offensive, ask your mother or maid of honor to deal with it–because nothing is uglier than an angry bride on her wedding day.


Check out or open the presents Um, tacky! Save the ogling for the comfort of your own home. Your reception is not the time or place to shake presents, guess what they might be, or worse, actually open them. The spotlight’s on you, and greedy is never a good look.

Get there late or leave early. It’s your party… so you better be there! A wedding reception can’t truly start without the bride, and effectively ends when she leaves. Keep this in mind when you’re planning photos and rides, and make sure you’ll be there for as much of the party as possible.

How To Have The Wedding All Your Friends Will Remember

17 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

There will be countless weddings in your immediate circle over the years, some will stand out and others, well, won’t. It doesn’t matter whether you’re the first or the last of your friends to get married, you can have the most memorable party. Here are a few key steps you can take to have THAT wedding sticks out in guests’ minds.


[Photo: Samm Blake]

1. Have music in your ceremony. Keep your ceremony short and sweet–nobody wants to be sitting there forever. In lieu of readings, which can be boring or awkward if the person isn’t a good public speaker, hire musicians or singers to perform. While your guests won’t remember *yet another* reading of Corinthians, they will definitely remember a lively performance of “Oh Happy Day!” by a gospel choir. Music is impactful like that. Choose a song that is both meaningful and recognizable so that guests can sing or clap along.

[Photo: Style Me Pretty]

2. Book a great band. The band makes the dance party and the dance party makes the wedding. Choose a band over a DJ, and even consider bands that aren’t traditional wedding bands. You want a group that can ROCK! Funk bands and classic rock bands are crowd pleasers. Spend your money on a band with a horn section, not an emcee (nobody remember the guy that introduces the bridal party… everyone remembers the trumpets in “Celebration”). Make sure they know the classics, and skip the first dances if need be (it’s a lull in the dance party for everyone else!).

[Photo: Dylan And Sara via Style Me Pretty]

3. Get the lighting right. You want bright, natural light for the ceremony, soft lighting (such as candles in hurricanes) for dinner, flashing lights on a dark stage (strobes, etc) for the dance party. String lighting is festive and pretty. You don’t need to spend a fortune on lighting, you just need to give it some thought.

[Photo: Style Me Pretty]

4. Have large floral arrangements. Small table centerpieces are somewhat important, but what stands out most in pictures and in people’s minds are large floral arrangements. A floral chuppah or canopy, for example. If you can’t put giant arrangements on every table (which you actually don’t need), order 3 or 4 and place them strategically, like at the buffet table, behind the altar, or at the head table.

[Photo: Style Me Pretty]

5. Get married outdoors. Weddings with a view make for incredible pictures–not just your professional pix, but all the ones your guests take and post to social media. A stunning nature view like mountains, gardens, fields, lakes or oceans mean you can spend less on decorations and lighting. The natural surroundings will speak for themselves. And they have a huge impact on how people remember the wedding.

[Photo: Jacquelynn Brynn via Style Me Pretty]

6. Skip the first dance, garter toss and other stale traditions. There are some aspects of weddings that sound good in theory when you’re planning them, but in the moment of the wedding don’t actually matter. People don’t want to stop dancing, for example, to watch you have your first dance, father-daughter dance, etc. Let the party flow naturally (led by a great band and lighting!)–don’t cause unecessary starts and stops.

[Photo: Style Me Pretty]

7. Greet guests with signature cocktails. Have your servers greet guests with trays of a signature cocktail at the reception (or ceremony if you really want to get ’em drunk!). Signature cocktails feel fun and festive, guests don’t have to think about what to order, and the service is memorable, as well. This is a gesture that will go farther than you think.

[Photo: Pat Moyer]

8. Have a big finish. Even if the party is going to continue on to an after party, have a big, memorable finish at the reception for guests who are going home after (like older relatives). Fireworks, sparklers, someone playing with band, everyone dancing on the stage, a surprise guest, a big sing along, balloons, glo sticks, etc. are all fun ways to close out the party. Everyone will remember that moment when everyone was involved.

50 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles in 2018

17 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Hair

Gorgeous center part hairstyles seemed to have been forgotten for a while. The side parts may look rather amazing themselves, particularly with side swept designs, but center part hairstyles are slimming, modern, and always lead to a rather clean look that provides such perfect symmetry. Longer hair has often been worn with a center part if straightened and is certainly a look we all adore, including with short curly bobs.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles

How exactly do you make the perfect center part? Hairstylist Nathaniel Hawkins gives us the best trick to make sure you have it done right. Look at the part from ¼ inch off center on the side of your smaller eye and have the line go from front to back from there.

We all have that one eye that’s slightly smaller than the other and that’s what causes the imbalance in our styling normally. This way your face will be balanced out. There are many stylish ways you can wear your hair in center part as well!

1. Long and Wavy Center Part Hair

Olivia Palermo looks lovely with her slightly tousled wavy center part hair falling below her shoulders and giving her a rather relaxed aura. She’s lovely and the blonde hair takes rather well to this center part.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Olivia Palermo

2. Center Part Wavy Bob

Honestly, Beyoncé is probably the best person out there to rock the center parted short bob with a head full of curls. She’s lovely to say the least and the part gives her bob a bit more character. Not to say that the cut unto itself doesn’t have character but the center part brings the focus to the bridge of the nose and the perfectly set warm eyes.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Beyonce Knowles

3. Center Part Hair with Grown-Out Bangs

Keira Knightly always looks positively dashing but with her dark hair cut with longer bangs, the center part looks ravishing. With her hair pulled back and only the bangs in front, splitting from the middle seems to be the best look to frame her pale face.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Keira Knightley

4. Center Part Loose Bobby Pinned Updo

Feline beauty Ulyana Sergeenko certainly knows how to stand out in the crowd with her iconic style, no matter what event she’s attending. Her hair always looks impeccable too, whether it’s short or long, loose or gathered into an updo. Her center part loose bobby pinned updo matches her signature cat eye makeup perfectly, showing offer her beautiful facial features and her silver jacquard dress just perfectly.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Ulyana Sergeenko

Related: 15 Hairstyles For Women That Never Go Out Of Style

5. Down and Pulled Back Center Part Hair

Kate Bosworth is positively radiant with her hair pulled back from her face and the center part really showing off her perfectly proportioned features, down to the full red lips. Dainty nose, eyes set the perfect distance apart and Cupid’s bow lips just look even more symmetrical with the hair parted thus.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Kate Bosworth

6. Center Part Loose Side Braid

Just because you are rocking a side braid doesn’t mean you should part your hair from the side as well. On the contrary, the center part adds certain innocence to the look. You are not going for elegant, but this does make it look casual, sporty and smart. Kendall Jenner certainly shows off how great this look can be!

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Kendall Jenner

7. Center Part Lovely Bun

Doutzen Kroes certainly knows how to rock that bun and the hair pulled back semi-tightly from a center part going all the way to the center of the head looks amazing, particularly with those gorgeous cat-eyes showing off their deep blue hues. The blonde tendrils gracefully falling about the face add to the ethereal appeal of this look.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Doutzen Kroes

8. Center Part Long Locks

Olivia Wilde knows how to look her best any time she makes an appearance in public and her perfect hair is one guarantee for her successful looks. This long wavy cut with a slightly messy center part does her a favour, showing all the gorgeousness of her healthy tresses and her lovely features.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Olivia Wilde

9. Smooth and Straight Center Part Hair

Back when the ‘90s were still around, this center part hairstyle was all too common. We’re not sure if it ever became less than trendy to wear your hair thus but it has certainly made a major comeback and straight hair looks even better when coming out from a center part. It looks more proportional overall. Joan Smalls is not the only celebrity to love this style either.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Joan Smalls

10. Center Part Medium Textured Hair

To emphasize the volume and texture of your medium-cut hair, let it loose and wavy with a deep center part, as Freida Pinto has done with her shoulder-length black hair. The natural look of this ‘do goes so well with her earth-toned makeup, making her look effortlessly chic and just stunning!

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Freida Pinto

11. Center Part Messy Ponytail

We love messy ponytails and we certain love Cameron Diaz with her ocean blue eyes and unfaltering good looks. The long layered tendrils framing the face add to the allure of having a center part with a low messy ponytail, but this is probably one of the best lazy girl looks we can think of!

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Cameron Diaz

12. Center Part Sleek Bun

No matter what is said about Kim Kardashian, particularly after her latest escapades with naked pictures on magazines, this beauty’s got some exotic style that cannot be described. Her features are rather interesting, slightly strict, but no less beautiful and that is all brought into focus with her hair pulled back into a sleek bun with a center part showing off a full hairline. She isn’t losing any hair, that’s for sure!

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Kim Kardashian

13. The Flippy Glamour

Center part hairstyles look even better with layered short hair that’s been slightly flipped out at the shoulder, just like the style Julianne Hough is rocking here. It’s got a mesmerizing appeal to it that’s both pretty and chic. One of the best center part looks you can find around!

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Julianne Hough

See also: Lovely Short Bob Hairstyles That Will Flatter Everyone

14. Center Part Half-Up Hair

When you have natural curls, we say don’t be afraid to flaunt them. One of the best curly, center parted half-up half-down hairstyles we’ve seen to date is the style Laverne Cox is rocking as she attends the Glamour Women of the Year Awards. She certainly looks fabulously glamorous herself!

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Laverne Cox

15. Modern Seventies Hair With a Center Part

Modernizing old styles always leads to the most charming results and Poppy Delevingne’s seventies inspired center part medium-length wavy hair with a modern spin is a great proof for this. Her perfectly curled locks look so natural and beautiful with the blonde hair tone and the natural makeup with an accent on the long lashes.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Poppy Delevingne

16. Slightly Messy Center Part Straight Hair

Adding subtle messy touches to perfectly straight long hair makes the look much effortless and more romantic. Dakota Fanning has proved this well with her center part face-framing loose blonde hair cut at the shoulder length.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Dakota Fanning

17. Centre Part Sleek Ponytail

To slim down your face and slightly elongate it, style your hair into a sleek ponytail with a deep center part, copying the elegant look of Alessandra Ambrosio. This is a conservative style, which places all the focus on your beautiful facial features and the perfect makeup you have tried so hard to do.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Alessandra Ambrosio

18. Center Part Boho Waves

How much we all love that effortlessly styled wavy hair that is all about the romantic boho mood! No matter you have long tresses or medium-cut locks like in case of Hailee Steinfeld, leaving your hair loose in a sweet wavy style with a deep center part can turn you into the ultimate goddess every time you decide to go for this ‘do.

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Hailee Steinfeld

19. The Long Sleek Center Part Hair

The combination of long sleek hair with a center part can always lead to blinding outcomes, and this look sported by Heidi Klum is a bright example of the statement. This looks minimalist and classy and can hardly ever go out of style, so you are welcome to experiment with this ‘do for any occasion and any time of the year!

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Heidi Klum

20. Center Part Natural Hair

If you don’t know how to style your long hair, just keep it loose and natural and don’t forget to go for the center part to spice up your wavy hair. Jessica Alba knows how to rock this ‘do, matching it with a classy brown smokey eye and shimmering lips that turn her into the diva of the party!

20 Stylish Ways to Wear Center Part Hairstyles: Jessica Alba

21. Center-Parted Medium Wavy Cut

Elizabeth Olsen’s center part hairstyle is simple and chic. This is everything we love about the center part coming back into style, with its beautiful symmetry and it frames her face in a lovely way, at that. Plus, the pink tinted hair midway down her locks is right on trend with the hair color styles of today as well.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Elizabeth Olsen

22. Center Part Beachy Waves

The fabulous Ashley Benson knows how to rock center part hairstyles, both onstage and off, and here we can see the actress with boho-chic waves that would be right at home from the streets to the beach, and everywhere in between. A simple style like this is so easy to pull back as well, so the benefits don’t stop with the trendiness.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Ashley Benson

23. Quirky Center Part Braids

Try not to be too distracted by the circlet of stickers in this photo, and instead admire the quirky row of braids stemming from the center part base of this hairstyle. Chiara Ferragni is working her partial braids here in this photo, as the rest of her hair falls behind her. With this style you can easily add a pop of color, as Ferragni has done here with her ties.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Chiara Ferragni

24. Elegant Center Part Ponytail

Carmen Electra is a sexy model and actress, so this is a great hairstyle to hone in that sensuality and make for an overall lovely appearance. A simple, loose ponytail like this becomes so much more mature and elegant when it’s pulled from the center rather than from a side part. If you have a daring dress that you’ve been dying to wear but have been scared of being too risqué, styling your hair like this could be the solution.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Carmen Electra

25. Straight Center Part Ombre

Sweetheart Drew Barrymore’s face-framing center part hairstyle is perfect for a sleek approach to a bohemian style, with the chic ombre hair flowing long. Another versatile hairdo, you can curl it, straighten it, pull it back, and you know your hair will be looking cute and stylish from any angle, especially stemming from the center part.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Drew Barrymore

26. Center Part Messy Updo

The best part about center part hairstyles is that they don’t always need to be as neat as side parted ones. With these, there’s a certain level of symmetry that occurs, even when your locks get a bit unruly, so it becomes more of an organized chaos, like with this stylish, messy updo on actress Emilia Clarke.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Emilia Clarke

27. Romantic Center-Parted Bun

Loose buns are always a super cute, romantic style to finish off a cute look. Julia Roberts is taking full advantage of the popular center parted hairstyle in this image, and the messy tendrils falling from the bun make the look a bit more spontaneous, adding a bit of passion into the romantic hairstyle.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Julia Roberts

28. Loose and Sleek Center Part Ponytail

With this style, you’re getting two sides of the coin: loose and tight. With the hair gathered loosely in the back, generally the hairstyle is messy, but give the style a center part, let loose the grown-out bangs, and keep everything in place and you’ll get some built in sleekness, just like in Hailey Baldwin’s center-part blonde ponytail here.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Hailey Baldwin

29. Romantic Wavy Center Part

For a classically beautiful look, loose waves are always a great way to go. Jessica Chastain already has a leg up here, with her timeless beauty, but anyone can achieve this level of glamour by parting their hair in the center, letting their wavy hair flow where it wants (to an extent!), and coloring with a lovely, deep strawberry blonde. The pinning done on the side gives a reprieve from the standard haircut, and shows off more of your face as well.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Jessica Chastain

30. Segmented Ponytail

Everything Kendall Jenner wears immediately becomes trendy, which may seem like a cult following move, but in reality there’s a good reason for the mass attention. Starting off with center-part hairstyles, Jenner lets her bangs free to move around her face, and the pulled back, long black hair is segmented into sausage link-esque sections (take the analogy with a grain of salt!) in a surprisingly fabulous way; maybe this center part hairstyle will replace braids somewhat this summer?

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Kendall Jenner

31. Classic, Long, and Wavy Center Part

Kat Graham’s long hair makes for an instantly glamorous style when parted down the center, because it allows everything to flow around her in a streamlined fashion. It’s sexy, it’s down to earth, it looks natural, and that’s about all you can wish for in any everyday hairstyle. This is a great and natural look for anyone with long hair.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Kat Graham

32. Double French Braids

Coco Rocha looks so young, and with this center part hairstyle she is truly embracing it, with schoolgirl-esque twin braids that let her bone structure stand out as well as her lovely blue eyes. Overall, this is a sporty braided look, but it will also add the essence of youth to whatever outfit you are wearing – I’d say that’s a win-win.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Coco Rocha

33. Soft and Wavy Center Part

Depending on who you are, this center part hairstyle might look like the classic bombshell blonde, or if you’re someone like Kylie Jenner, it’s just a luscious, straight style for any time of day. The light, strawberry pink highlights throughout are difficult to pick up on, but only make passersby pay a bit more attention to your fabulous hairstyle, and they’ll probably also notice how well this cut frames the face.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Kylie Jenner

34. Classic Long and Wavy

This is the basic center part hairstyle that we all remember coming in and out of style from any point in fashion history. With Megan Fox being such an iconic celebrity and household name, there’s no doubt why she chose to wear such a staple hairstyle, with her wavy locks falling perfectly to other side of her face.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Megan Fox

35. Sleek Center-Parted Bun

Simple center part hairstyles, like Riley Keough’s tight bun, are timeless looks that bring an air of class to any outfit. With such pulled together sleekness comes lovely sophistication, a trend only growing in recent times, which goes to show just how modern center part hairstyles can be; they’re coming back and looking great in so many different ways.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Riley Keough

36. Bohemian Loose Braid

Karolina Kurkova’s loose braid is beautiful and balances itself thanks to the lovely center part in the front. Having the bangs fall as ringlets to either side of the face adds a touch of elegance to the hairstyle here, as does the center part itself, which would otherwise fall on the more casual side. Like here, all it takes is a few subtle differences to elevate a hairstyle, starting with the part.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Karolina Kurkova

37. Wavy Center Part with Different Halves

With this look, worn so gorgeously by Emily Ratajkowski, you get a different look when you look at each side. By tucking one side behind the ear, the model is opening up her face and showing off her stunning bone structure, while adding some intrigue to a style that might otherwise just blend into the crowd. Again, subtle changes to a style shift everything.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Emily Ratajkowski

38. Sleek and Straight Center Part

Selena Gomez always looks amazing with straight hair, and with this layered cut, the signature style is emphasized. Layers can add an oomph of edge to any hairstyle, and adding in a center part here helps the layers remain balanced for this totally sleek look.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Selena Gomez

39. Loose Updo for Long Hair with a Center Part

We all know and love Heidi Klum’s long, center-parted hair, and if you have a similar hairstyle, you must see this option for a glamorous, messy updo. By letting some of her golden waves pop out of the style, the beautiful locks seem like they are ready for any occasion. This was a center part hairstyle worn by Klum to the Oscars and it looks great, but it would look just as good worn to run errands.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Heidi Klum

40. Sleek and Tight Center Part Chignon

Thick black hair like Olivia Munn’s always looks super chic when pulled back into a tight hairstyle, and making it a center part hairstyle only adds to its sophistication. The small tendrils of hair falling at the ears add a bit of reality to the outfit, while not messing up anything about the sleek draw of the chignon style.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Olivia Munn

41. Center Part with Subtle Waves

Looking at Margot Robbie’s center part hairstyle here, you can definitely see the waves, but they were subtle in that each strand was curled just so, in a very natural and easygoing way that helped the bright blonde coloring stand out. Because of this, it is a great style for the warm and sunny seasons.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Margot Robbie

42. Relaxed Medium Waves

For a laid-back summer look, maybe you should try out Cate Blanchett’s blonde center part hairstyle. Imagine laying out on the beach with some cute shades and your go-to bikini with these mildly wavy locks falling just above your shoulders. Even better, you can see here how well the look can translate to a formal event, with Blanchett here attending an independent film awards show.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Cate Blanchett

43. Wavy Center Part with Volume

Jessica Chastain is honing a bohemian hippie vibe with this center part hairstyle. The subtle waves in the hair give a nice flow and movement, while adding in volume thanks to their large size at the bottoms. With her naturally delicate features, pulling the hair away from the face and adding in some visual bulk is a smart move, and one that will also keep things light and airy when things get a bit too warm on a sunny summer day.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Jessica Chastain

44. Pin Tight Chignon with Center Part

VS Angel Lily Aldridge has stunning hair, so seeing how such locks can be tamed into this sleek and proper chignon is extraordinary. To put it simply, this style is posh, with the center part and no-hair-out-of-place order. It is definitely a sophisticated look for a formal event, especially with a daring dress such as this, since it adds that maturity on top of the blatant seduction to balance the whole look out.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Lily Aldridge

45. Medium, Sleek Center Part

This medium length center part hairstyle was worn by Alessandra Ambrosio to the Grammy’s, showing that even simple hairstyles can be stunning for larger events like this. This sleek, straightened look is one that has followed us from so many decades in the past, and we can see that the style isn’t planning on going anywhere. It’s an easy style, and as you can see here it can be dressed up very easily as well – no side part necessary.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Alessandra Ambrosio

46. Tight Bow-nytail with Center Part

Letting her sultry eyes be front and center, Adriana Lima showed off her center part hairstyle with this cute and trendy ponytail tied off like a bow in the back. At all points, the hair is sleek and right where it should be, balancing the no-nonsense sensibility of that order and the whimsy of the bow. The center part only serves to further balance and help keep everything in line.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Adriana Lima

47. Shoulder Length Beachy Cut

This center part hairstyle is casual in nature, with light, beachy waves that add light movement and fluidity to the hairstyle as you walk. Constance Jablonski here figured out how to make the hairstyle bohemian just with styling options, so you can go straight from the beach to your favorite boho chic outfits without much effort.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Constance Jablonski

48. Loose and Voluminous Center Part

This is a hairstyle that embodies the look you get when you first take your hair down from a loose ponytail. Suki Waterhouse wore her hair this way to a style event, and brought in some casualness to the glamour of the event itself, and with the center part she was able to keep things neat and tidy in the process.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Suki Waterhouse

49. Center Part Ponytail

Louise Roe’s tight and sleek center part ponytail keeps things classy, and which is right on target for an evening event, especially when you’re wearing a glamorous evening gown. If you wear your hair in any of the tight, pulled back styles, you’ll want to make sure everything about your makeup is right on point, though!

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Louise Roe

50. Straight and Partially Braided Center Part

This is a lovely center part hairstyle in many regards. Chanel Iman succeeded in getting the benefits of pulled back hair (showing off her face) as well as the lovely, luxurious look of having long, straight hair let loose. The tight braids form an interesting pattern for her hair, showing off her gorgeous facial features and makeup, and her thick black hair is beautiful, all thanks to this center part hairstyle.

Stylish Center Part Hairstyles: Chanel Iman

Being forgotten for a while from time to time and then coming back with a power to triumph, center part hairstyles are those timeless and classic ‘dos that will always be there. So if you have never dared to try it, make sure you make a center parting once in a while and you’ll definitely love your appearance!

Photos courtesy of Stylebistro

7 Ways Your Mother-In-Law Shouldn’t Interfere With Your Wedding Planning

03 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

The wedding planning process can be incredibly stressful–and not necessarily because of the work involved, but because of the personal drama that arises. Everyone–from your groom to your parents to your in-laws–will have an opinion on how things should be. And if you’re a strong-willed bride (we would NEVER say ‘bridezilla’), that doesn’t always bode well. An over-bearing mother-in-law, for example, can be a recipe for disaster. It is YOUR wedding, afterall. Here’s how to know where to draw the line:

1. Go to her son behind your back.If your mother-in-law has a wedding-related request–say, that you invite her tennis partner to the wedding or that she be seated next to you at the reception–she needs to ask you to your face, woman to woman. She should absolutely not go behind your back to your fiance and ask him. That is conniving and only results in your fiance being stuck in the middle with his head on a swivel. It’s a recipe for all sorts of miscommunications. And most of all, it’s a sign that you won’t have the most honest mother-daughter relationship once you’re married. Nip the behavior in the butt by replying to her directly if a question comes through her son. Pick up the phone and call her directly when that happens.

2. Make a big deal out of nothing.Not every issue is worth picking a fight over. You know that, and your mother-in-law should, too. If you disagree about, say, the color of the boutonnieres (but white roses are classic!), she needs to know when to let it go. She can’t stay mad about every little thing you disagree on–in fact, it’s your wedding and your good or bad decisions to make. She should save her bargaining chips for bigger issues, like whether you get married by the family pastor or how many guests you’re having at the rehearsal dinner if she’s hosting.


3. Act like it’s her wedding. The problem with parents and in-laws is that they have the tendency to act like your wedding is *their* wedding. They are just so invested, and you should cut them some slack because they are likely just getting sentimental (“but it’s my first child getting married!”). But what you shouldn’t do is let them dictate your wedding.. You don’t have to make any concessions when it comes to your dream wedding, just because they feel so strongly about things like the venue, the church, the theme.

4. Judge how much you spend. Just like your personal finances once you’re married, your wedding budget is none of your mother-in-law’s business. If you want to splurge on $600 wedding shoes, so be it! If you want to have a more lavish wedding than the one she had 30 years ago, that’s perfectly normal and again, none of her business.

5. Ruin your big day. The LAST thing that your mother-in-law should do is actually ruin your big day by saying or doing something that upsets you. If she’s really getting on your last nerve as the wedding date approaches, ask one of your Bridesmaids to serve as a buffer and keep her away from the bridal suite. Ditto for the ceremony and reception–keep a close circle of friends and family between you and the meddling mother-in-law. You’ll have a whole lifetime to figure out how to get along better! But your wedding day isn’t the right time to test those boundaries.

6. Tell you that you look anything but perfect on your big day. This is not the time for her to tell you that you need to lose a little weight or that you’re wearing too much eye makeup. Mother-in-laws–keep your honest opinions to yourselves! Don’t be overly critical. Show support and love for your daughter-in-law by telling her that she looks perfect and that you wish her all the happiness in the world today.

7. Tell your vendors what to do. She can’t expect to have free reign over the vendors, even if she’s chipping in for them. It’s your wedding, your vision. Avoid this from happening by keeping her out of the loop when it comes to communicating with them. 

7 Tips for Throwing an Awesome Wedding Reception

03 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

So you want to throw the best wedding reception your friends and family have ever seen-well, you’ve come to the right place!  This edition of Tuesday Tips is completely dedicated to most talked about part of the wedding.  While many people think a fantastic wedding reception just happens by chance, wedding coordinators know all too well that memorable wedding receptions are carefully crafted.  Thus, here are our tips for creating a memorable celebration.

1. Short and Sweet

When it comes to toasts, it’s really all about quality over quantity.  As meaningful and wonderful as toasts can be, it’s important that you don’t allow those toasting to drone on and on.  It’s also important to keep the number of toasts to a minimum.  Carefully select individuals who have been important in your life and then gently remind them to keep it short and sweet.

Kate Mefford Photography

2. Lounge Act

If at all possible, create a lounge-like area in your reception space like this stunning lounge area from this romantic Austin wedding.  Since people can get antsy sitting around the same dinner tables all night, a change of environment will promote conversation and keep even your non-dancing guests entertained.  Look into renting or borrowing couches, chairs, and other pieces of furniture that you can then stage with pillows and votive candles in your wedding colors.

Jennifer Lindberg Weddings

3. Surprise, Surprise

Sometimes the best parts of a reception are the things guests don’t see coming.  Surprise your guests with unexpected entertainment during the cocktail hour or reception, like a belly dancer, a mariachi band, or even a salsa dancer. Or create a whole unexpected theme for your wedding, like this circus-themed wedding.

Clane Gessel Photography

4. What Tradition?

If the thought of a making all of your single friends stand around you to catch your bouquet offends your senses or the image of your future husband sticking his head under your dress to “find” your garter makes you queasy, don’t do it!  Skip the standard traditions and incorporate reception activities that represent you and your future husband’s sense of tradition and style.  One popular trend we are seeing these days is incorporating lawn games into your reception, similar to this outdoor Austin wedding. Your guests will appreciate the departure from the norm.

Jennifer Weems Photography

5. Photo Finish

Capture the spirit of the evening by renting or DIY-ing a photo booth.  Friends and family can really ham it up and create great keepsakes.  You and your husband will have the best time remembering the guests at your wedding through the photo booth pictures. Don’t forget silly props and and a social media hashtag, like this one from this fun-filled Fort Worth wedding.

New Seasons Photography

6. After the Party, It’s the After-Party

Keep the party going long after the formal reception ends.  Even if your reception venue shuts down your reception at a certain time, you can keep the party going by inviting your guests to an after-party.  Now this can be as fancy and formal as you like, but you don’t have to spend an arm and a leg on an after-party.  You and your guests can gather in a hotel bar or restaurant lounge at no charge.

Philip Thomas Photography

7. Good Food, Good Drink and Good Music

No matter what you decide to incorporate into your wedding reception, keeping your guests happy will almost always ensure a memorable celebration.  And experience teaches that keeping guests happy hinges on executing the “happy guest trifecta” – good food, good drink and good music!  So make sure the food is hot and tasty, the drinks are plentiful and the music is constant and speaks to the sensibilities of the crowd.  Perfecting these elements will ensure a fabulous celebration!

Jenny DeMarco Photography

Happy Planning!

Lihi Hod Fall 2018 Collection: Simplicity at Its Best

02 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses
This season, Lihi Hod’s bridal collection is the epitome of simple sophistication. See every look from the stunning collection here.
by Sophie Ross
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses

The Designer: Lihi Hod

The Details: Lihi Hod’s latest collection was inspired by the idea of “simplicity, the ultimate form of sophistication and elegance.” In turn, the collection is utterly timeless. Her designs are both minimalistic and meticulous in the details—expect impeccable embroidery, feminine silhouettes and rich textures.

The Looks: An asymmetrical jumpsuit was both simple and striking, perfect for a daring, fashion-forward bride. Another standout was a gown with a plunging neckline and flutter sleeves, rendered in gorgeous head-to-toe lace.

See every dress from Lihi Hod’s Fall 2018 line below. Love these looks? See more Lihi Hod dresses right here.

Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses wide-leg pants
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses long-sleeve lace column gown
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses lace gown with plunging neckline and flutter sleeves
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses column gown with embroidery
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses column gown with off-the-shoulder bodice
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses lace gown with empire waist
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses gown with asymmetrical ruffle detail
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses off-the-shoulder lace gown with bow detail
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses gown with plunging neckline
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses lace gown with scalloped v-neckline and detailed embroidery
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses gown with tiered skirt
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses strapless gown with embroidered bodice
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses gown with ruffled bodice and drop waist skirt
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses gown with lace and embroidered bodice
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses gown with sheer embroidered bodice detail
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses gown with embroidery and sheer long sleeves
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses lace gown with bustier bodice and peplum detail
Lihi Hod Fall 2018 wedding dresses asymmetrical jumpsuit with wide legs

96 Bridal Wedding Hairstyles For Long Hair that will Inspire

02 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Hair

79 Bridal Wedding Hairstyles For Long Hair that will Inspire

In addition to the Wedding Dress, hair style at the wedding is also very important in note. With the order in accordance with the theme of marriage also must be in konsimbankan. Usually with hairdo at marriage will also affect the level of confidence when heading to the altar.

Finding the perfect wedding hairstyle can be a challenge with so many choices for the bride. From updos to braids, mating hair styles come in many variations. That’s why we combine these hairstyles to help you find perfect fit.
See below for any type of inspiring hairstyle

39 Sexy Wedding Pictures Not For Your Wedding Album

02 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Perfect Memories Not For Your Wedding Album

This is the most romantic day of your life, but it’s also the most passionate day of his. There’s no such things as ‘too close’ on this special occasion. Don’t be shy to press against a wall and show just how connected the two of you are. A slight raise of the skirt and glimpse of the garter are a great way to show him what’s in store later that night.

Source: Ann Lousi, Benfield Photography, KS Photos & South Sound Weddings

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You Can Feel The Passion

It’s not the act itself, but the expectation that’s so exciting. A staple to any sexy wedding night photo album is the lift upstairs. Airing on the side of voyeurism, a few snaps of the bride and groom in the elevator delivering them to their nuptial hotel space is sure to trigger memories of how you both felt after ‘I do”. Remember, romance goes hand-in-hand with sensuality. Make sure to capture both and keep the a photo record of when it all began.

Source:  Tonilynn Photography, Goff Photography, Kevin Camp

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For Groom Eyes Only

Stealthy brides who plan ahead are sure to have put thought into honeymoon attire. Step aside for a photoshoot featuring the sexiest lingerie you’ll ever wear and the veil – just the veil. There’s just something about the juxtaposition of barely-there lace draped with a sheer virtuous veil.

Source: Julie Michaelsen, Raw Photo, Greg Finck

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From Start To Finish

Your wedding isn’t just a moment, it’s an event! Getting ready for that connecting moment is definitely part of the process and a great opportunity to collect some candid sexy moments. While you and your party get ready, have your photograph keep stock. He or she is sure to capture some unexpected skin, poses, and that all-important look in your eye.

Source: Laura Elizabeth, Jone Tsu Photography, Petr Andrienko

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Tempting Photos With Veils

We mentioned the lingerie-veil combo before, but we just can’t help ourselves. This look is the epitome of a sexy bride. Regardless of how covered or bare you are in your honeymoon garments, photos of you veil shrouding your body will leave a little to the imagination for the rest of his life.

Source: Hannah Millerick, Lightburst Photography, Gaby Photography

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Let’s Show Your Garters

The garter belt is said to have magical properties in luck and love. Before all of the men at your party fight over the prize, leave a little something for the groom. Perhaps you’re a little nervous to show off so much leg in front of friends and family, but he can’t wait. Try different combinations of positions and lighting to find that perfect sexy garter shot.

Source:la gartier via Instagram, Moshe Zusman Photo Studio, la gartier via Instagram

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Boudoir Photos

Get artistic! There are so many ways to be erotic without being pornographic. Sexy is great, but it’s the emotion that matters most. Experiment, with all of the fabrics, textures, colors,patterns, and lighting that you will be surrounded by throughout your wedding ceremony.

Source: Elizabeth Messina , Nadia Meli, Bleu Garters

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Wedding Temptation

The wedding night is an experience for all of the senses. Capture as much as you can of yourself, but make sure to include the atmosphere. Keep a log of the bed frame, the sheets, the curtains, and the wall textures. All of this will remind him exactly how the two of you felt on that special night.

Source:Lindsay Madden Photography, Marcos Sanchez , Lindsay Collette Photography

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Boudoir Couple

Source:Neusse Photography, Elizabeth Messina Photography, 2gonul

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Bride Getting Ready Sexy Photos

Source:Wedding Photographers in ITALY, Hello Gorgeous Photography, Hello Gorgeous Photography

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So much thought goes into the wedding photo album; the venue, the ring, the dress, the wedding party, and so much more. However, there are a few scenes that you may prefer to leave out of the family album. Sexy wedding pictures are a tremendously fun way to add a little spice to memories that will last a lifetime.

This sexy lists of wedding pictures are great examples of a ‘for his eyes only’ photo series.

Passionate Couple Photo Ideas

Source: bmeck7817 via Intsagram, Joy Chen Photography, lindsay_dawn_photography via Instagram

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Tempting Bride Only

Source: photographierer via Instagram, blairesstyle via Instagram, mariekaseste via Instagram

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Passionate Hint In Each Move

Source: maren_katharina_photography via Instagram, saidmhamadphotography via Instagram, laurennicolephoto_ via Instagram

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11 Biggest Wedding Mistakes You Can Avoid Planning

23 Jan 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

Wedding planning is a pretty unique experience, and it comes with a variety of ups and downs. It’s an exciting and happy time, but it can also be stressful and time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be! To help decrease those stressful moments, I’ve put together 11 of the biggest wedding planning mistakes – and of course how to avoid them – plus some general tips that will make planning a breeze!

boho bride and groom

1. Not saving that first ring selfie until after you’ve told important people

You just said yes to the love of your life, and after celebrating you obviously take some pictures to document the moment. You’re going to be excited to share pictures of your ring, but think before you post: have you told the important people in your life first?

Nothing is worse than finding out that your best friend or family member is engaged from social media before they even told you in person. It’s not fun to hear important news second hand, especially from an impersonal post. Whether it’s in-person, on the phone, or even over text, make sure you let important people in on the excitement before announcing it to the internet.

engagement ring selfie

2. Not assigning a wedding talk free night or day

Plan a date night – or a full day – that’s free from anything wedding related. Having this designated time every week allows you to focus back on each other. Especially if you and your fiancé are finding wedding planning to be stressful, this time-out from wedding talk will be relaxing and restorative.

Carry this same thought over to certain hangouts with your friends, as well. Though obviously they want to hear about the planning and help you, I’m sure they’ll appreciate a little breather from the pre-wedding mayhem and the chance to tell you about their lives. And I’m sure you will too!

3. Not getting ahead of your timeline when you can

It’s never too early to get a head start on certain tasks, especially DIY projects –they almost always take five times as long as you think they will. If you find yourself in between deadlines of booking venues and dress fittings, get a jump on other details even if they don’t necessarily need to be accomplished right then. I don’t know about you, but I would much rather have the place cards and favors all ready to go and waiting in my closet than scrambling the day before to get everything done.

4. Making plans before setting a concrete budget

It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning a wedding – and why shouldn’t you, it’s exhilarating! But before you book anything, make sure you set a concrete budget. You don’t want to fall in love with an extravagant venue, only to realize later that it’s completely out of your reach. Sure, it’s not as glamorous as picking out a location and food, but sitting down with your fiancé and hammering out the budget (a realistic budget, mind you) will save a lot of stress later on.

bride and groom laughing

5. Booking before creating a guest list

Along the same lines, booking a venue and caterer after you solidify the number of guests will save a lot of headaches. You don’t want to cram your guests into a small venue, and you don’t want to spend money on guests who don’t actually come. Obviously, you can’t account for all RSVPs or last minute cancellations, but have a rough number of guests so you can make an informed booking.

6. Not having a contingency plan

A major wedding planning mistake is not planning ahead for all sorts of weather. If your special day involves any outdoor components, make sure you have contingency plans in case of inclement weather. For warm weather, have fans and sunscreen on hand for you and your guests, plus tents or shelter if there’s any chance it might rain. For colder months, provide blankets and cheap hand warmers. It doesn’t have to be excessive or extravagant or cost a lot of money. A little forethought about how to solve any weather issues will save a lot of headaches the week before the ceremony when the forecast is less than ideal. You will already have a plan!

bride and groom holding hands

7. Writing cryptic wedding invites

Listen, I’m all about calligraphy, typography, and everything else that goes into making a stunning and unique save the date and wedding invite. However, make it as easy as possible for your guests to quickly find the time, date, and location of your ceremony and reception. Your guests don’t want to be confused about the specifics, and you don’t want to field questions from everyone about the venue address or time.

Also (and this is a personal aside) if you decide on an exotic vibe and want to write the date the European way (day/month/year) please just write out the actual month instead. No one wants to be confused about the day and month of the actual wedding!

8. Not asking for references from your caterer before booking

Sure, you’ve tasted the meal and cake and thought it was good, but have you checked with other satisfied customers? Respected establishments will be happy to provide references and recommendations from happy clients but check online as well. Food is one of the major components of any successful party, so make sure you know what you’re getting based on reviews and referrals. This will also clue you into how professional and efficient the company will be on the big day as well!

9. Not creating a schedule of events for your bridal party and parents

Spending a little time before the ceremony creating a timeline of events will save the headache of tracking everyone down for pictures, dances, cake cutting, and anything else you have planned. This will help everyone – including you! – stay relaxed on the big day, because they won’t be wondering what will happen next.

bride and groom emotional from toast

10. Not being consistent with the plus one rules

Not only is it confusing for your guests, it can be a lot for you to keep track of if only certain people have plus ones. While you don’t want to exclude any significant others or not allow single friends to bring along someone to hang with, you should make a rule and stick with it. Give everyone a plus one or only those with serious relationships.  Regardless of what you choose, if you create one rule for everyone it’ll make it easier for you while planning, and it’ll be less confusing for your guests as well.

11. Planning a marathon event

With so many traditions and fun elements, it can be easy to accidentally plan a long event that turns from something fun to something tiring and arduous. The last thing you want is for your guests – and you and your husband – to feel like you’re stuck at a party with no end.

bride and groom dancing

Typically, five hours is the maximum amount of time you can expect your guests to take part in the festivities. Any longer than that and it’ll feel like it’s never ending. However, the five-hour rule isn’t hard and fast; you and your friends might dance the night away and have a ball. However, the key here is to allow your guests to make the choice to leave. Make sure you take care of any traditions early on in the reception, like cake cutting, dances, or anything else you choose to include, so they don’t feel like they have to wait. Allow the reception to breathe and your guests to have fun, and try not overschedule with activities.

10 Things No One Tells You About the Wedding Day

11 Jan 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas
No matter how many weddings you’ve attended before, or how many times you’ve been a Bridesmaid, there are some things you just don’t find out about until your wedding day.
by Rachel Torgerson
Bride and Groom Outdoors
photo by LIN AND JIRSA

Talk to anyone who’s gone through it before and they’ll tell you that your wedding day absolutely flies by. You’ll be so busy going from one thing to the next that before you know it, you’ll be cutting the cake. You may already know that you need an emergency kit (just in case), that it can be difficult to use the bathroom in your ball gown, and to pack a stain remover. But aside from the logistics, there are tons of intangible, special moments that make up the wedding day itself. Here, 10 truths about the wedding day that no one ever talks about.

1. Ten minutes before the ceremony is the most nerve-racking part.

The time leading up to the walk down the aisle will be the most anxiety-ridden 10 minutes you’ll ever have. And it makes sense—you’re about to make a life-changing decision in front of all the people you love and care about the most. Just remember that your other half is waiting for you at the end of the journey and you’re going to have a huge party to celebrate (not to mention the reason why you said “yes” in the first place).

2. The ceremony is the best part.

There’s something truly amazing about the wedding ceremony. The traditions, the vows and all your emotional family members and friends make it one of the most special moments of your life. Our advice? Take it all in and drink it up. You’ll want these memories to last a lifetime.

3. You’ll definitely cry.

Okay, this one might not be such a secret—all we can say is that crying is basically inevitable. And since you already know the waterworks are coming, the best thing to do is just be prepared. Store some tissues nearby, and if you’re a bride, make sure to wear waterproof makeup (or even get eyelash extensions) and keep some mascara and lipstick readily available for quick touch-ups.

4. Your face will hurt from smiling so much.

Thousands of pictures aside, you’ll be smiling all day because it’s going to be the best day ever. You’re marrying your best friend, after all! Between finally “making it official” with your partner and dancing like crazy with all of your close friends and family, there’s literally no reason to frown (even if it rains).

5. You’ll be amazed by the love and support of your family and friends.

They all showed up for one reason—you! You and your soon-to-be spouse will get all—and we really mean all—of the attention. You may not even be able to eat dinner, since you’ll have so many people to talk to and so many pictures to take. Between the pinches on the cheek from your grandma and the side-punches from your college pals, you’ll be overcome by the love and support of those around you.

6. You’ll want a little alone time.

In fact, you might be so overcome with emotion that you may want to take a few moments just for you, or the two of you. Some of the most special minutes of the day are the few you get to spend alone, preparing for what’s to come, or together with your new spouse, taking it all in.

7. You might be a little exhausted.

Let’s face it, you won’t get too much sleep the night before your wedding. Between stressing over the seating chart, a tiff with your mom or just overall excitement for the day to come, you’ll be seriously lacking in shut-eye. Pro tip: Under-eye concealer will be your best friend.

8. It won’t all go as planned.

Something might end up going wrong. It could be little, or it could be big, but our best advice is to soldier on and try to think of the big picture. Can you solve this problem easily? Does it make a huge difference in the long run? Are your guests still having fun? Are you having fun? If these questions are easily answered, then don’t sweat it—just keep enjoying your celebration, and feel free to delegate tasks to planners and relatives so you don’t have to deal with drama.

9. The most magical moment will be when you least expect it.

We promise that the most special time of the day, or weekend, is going to be something you never expected. A stolen minute or two with your soon-to-be spouse, a hug from your dad or an impromptu speech by your college roommate could end up meaning the world to you.

10. You’ll feel different.

Even if you and your other half have been cohabiting for years, once you’re legally wed, things will feel official. It might just be a slight shift or it could feel like a noticeable change, but it will definitely seem like the real deal—because it is!