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14 Best-dressed Mothers of the Bride From Real Weddings

19 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Mother of Bride

Struggling to find Mother of the Bride outfit ideas for your big day? You’ve come to right place! We’ve scoured our best-dressed guests from real weddings to find the best-dressed mothers-of-the-bride – and groom – to bring you, and her, some much-needed inspiration!

14 Best-dressed Mothers of the Bride From Real Weddings!
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You might be planning a spring or summer wedding but the evening will bring a chill, so remember to wear something with extra coverage. Pashminas work well but we prefer stylish jackets that are nipped in at the waist. Three quarter length sleeves make the whole look less bulky, too.

“Think of the venue while selecting your outfit, especially if some of the celebrations are taking place outdoors. If you are taking your jacket off in the evening, you might want to consider having a lace bolero or a shrug, which will give you two looks in one, while still giving you arm coverage,” Ian Stuart suggests.

14 Best-dressed Mothers of the Bride From Real Weddings!

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Should you wear a hat or fascinator as Mother of the Bride or groom?

We say, absolutely! Not only does it help set you apart from the other guests, it’s also one of the only formal occasions in our lives that requires a hat, so why not go all out? Some of our real mums are sporting fabulous hats and fascinators below – which is your favourite?

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Don’t discount outfits on the hanger, either. “While browsing in your local boutique, don’t dismiss shapes and silhouettes that you ‘think’ may not suit you,” continues Ian. “Quite often shapes can flatter you in places that you didn’t think were possible.”

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Think outside the box when it comes to materials. “Most people go for simple silk when looking for a Mother of the Bride outfit but often a chic wool crepe, exquisite lace or silk jacquard can be a glamorous alternative,” suggests designer Susie Stone.

Consider your fabrics carefully and choose one that will see you through from day to night.

And the most important thing? “Don’t get swept up too much by what a Mother of the Bride should look like and remember your own style,” adds Susie. “We encourage our clients to try and look like themselves but on a really fabulous day! Being comfortable on the wedding day is crucial too, so as long as you feel happy you will look fabulous!”

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7 Best Wedding Ideas To Make Your Wedding Unique

19 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

The wedding day is a very special day for every girl, something she’s been dreaming about for ages. It comes as no surprise that each bride wants to make this event as unique as possible. There are hundreds of boards on Pinterest, dedicated to wedding trends. And each year brings more and more ideas – creative, innovative, eye-catching. It might be something to make everyone gape in awe and set the right mood for the whole wedding. Although, it might be a tiny detail that brings a special charm and style to the whole ceremony.

Details are important, but of course, first of all, there are some major things to consider. (By the way, this is where our complete wedding checklist will be rather helpful!) But in the end, it is the details that matter. If you find yourself spending a lot of time browsing for the best wedding ideas, this article is for you!

Things To Consider Before You Get Started

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You have set the date, the venue, received a license (see how to get a marriage license) and are all set to get creative? Think which ideas would represent you as a couple and entertain the guests. Plus, choosing ideas for weddings includes creating the feeling of participation among guests. Your wedding is not only your union – this is the first time two families and two worlds come together. So, think about things that unite your party. Group projects, games, music background, Wedding Dress colors and elements of dress, flower bracelets and button-hole flowers… Everything is to make together very different people during this big day. Your inspiration should help you create the atmosphere you want. No matter it is a chilled backyard wedding or a luxury destination one. Don’t be too serious though – the event itself is quite a ‘grown-up’ step in your destiny.

Try to ease the formality of the moment with a bit of fun. Keep in mind that your wedding is a mirror of your attitude to life and relationships. For example, you might ask your friends and family to throw rose petals or to light sparklers as you enter the wedding reception or leave the church. If you belong to some ethnical group, you could consider some of the ethnical traditions to liven up your party. Ask your elders about their wedding ceremony and try to carry on a family tradition (or start your own!) to make your wedding more original.

Design Ideas To Style Up Your Wedding

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Each year brings new trends and design ideas never seen before. It might be non-standard bouquets, creative lighting, escort cards, guest books for wishes, signs etc. The styles and design change, accordingly with trendy styles, themes, and colors. For example, this year barnyard weddings are definitely on the rise – which influences everything. Old leather boots as vases for flowers, flower crowns for Bridesmaids, mossy and brownish tones of decorations, etc. Simplicity is very much the thing this year – with its plain ivy branches bouquets and hand-crafted guest books.

By the way, don’t forget that naming is extremely important. There are lots of situations where you have to keep it in mind. Heading of the guest book, carved wood decorations and a photo frame for guests… Would you call yourselves Mr&Mrs or Mr&Ms? This small detail is something you want to consider before you place the order. (By the way, you may want to look up the difference between mrs and ms here). The way you call yourselves will tell your nearest and dearest a lot about you as a couple. Print your names on champagne bottles to give as a wedding favor, or write your initials on napkins. Mare the birth of a new family by carved wooden letters. As a part of the celebration, you might want to give a name to a distant star and keep the certificate as the reminder of this wonderful day.

Source: Floressence Flowers via instagram, Adeline & Grace Photography, Nancy Liu Chin

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Music To Get Into The Mood

Source: Instagram@musiccata

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Include the option when a groom sings a song for his bride at the ceremony or vice versa.The music is a perfect tool to create the right mood, but different people have different music tastes. It is also a source of inspiration for some creative wedding ideas.

For example, why don’t you ask each guest to share their favorite song title when replying to the invitation. It will make your wedding soundtrack more diverse, and add a feeling of common cause. It would also help to keep each guest satisfied with your music choice. You could also consider some wedding games with the songs: for example, guests might guess who ‘ordered’ which song.
Music is important on wedding timeline day of your party. If you can play music, you might want to include the option when the newlyweds sing for each other. You would make a most lovely duo! Can’t sing? Well, try dancing instead! Bridesmaids or groomsmen could help with that! You might even have a battle of sexes – either in singing or in dancing. Or both – in a classical Bollywood movie style!

Home Celebration Ideas

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Probably, you have already chosen the venue If you carefully follow our wedding checklist by months. It is possible that you want to celebrate your wedding quietly at home. Well, don’t worry – there are lots of home wedding ideas. If you have decided to invite only your closest friends and relatives, holding a wedding at home is a great option. It is much cheaper, and makes the ceremony cozier. The money you save on a venue means you will have more to spend on other things, like decor, catering, and honeymoon.

And! As a bonus, you will have your own little place to celebrate your anniversaries – right in your backyard! Isn’t it a great idea to do it exactly where you tied the knot? You could give a try to a ring warming ceremony when guests pass around wedding bands to share their wishes and love. Another example of small wedding ceremonies ideas is hand-made favors. It can be home-made jams, or a farm stand of fresh fruit and baskets to take them on the way our etc. Or you could print funny facts about you and your loved one on cocktail napkins – that would be fun!

The Tasty Part

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Probably the best wedding ideas concern the food. For example, for a relaxed atmosphere, you could rent an ice cream stand, or a cotton candy/popcorn machine. Or you could attach a recipe for any dish if it is a small family-type meal. Why don’t you choose some traditional dishes from local vendors, or include some traditional ethnical cuisine? Little cookies with your initials on the icing would add some romance to the atmosphere.

Non-Traditional Outfit Wedding Ideas

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To make your wedding less standard, you could use a range of non-traditional wedding ideas. For example, your flower girl could wear a blue dress as ‘something blue’ – or you might ask your grannies to be your flower girls.

Bridesmaids dresses might be of a different color but the same style, or vice versa – same color but different style. You could also change the suits and dresses in the mid of event to symbolize changing name after marriage. Another wedding ceremony idea would be to wear converse or leather boots instead of classic shoes etc. Literally, anything can be your source of wedding inspiration

Source: Rich Lander Photography, The Doll House Bridesmaids via instagram , Rich Lander Photography

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Entertainment For Partygoers

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As soon as you have said the words it’s time to relax a bit. This is your party, but it is also important to entertain your guests. (Speaking of guests, you might want to take a look at our wedding registry ideas list). You will definitely need some great wedding ideas to catch their attention. You can make them truly enjoy the event by making a trivia quiz about your couple. It would be great to see how well your friends and family know both of you. You could divide your guests into ‘team bride’ and ‘team groom’ and ask them to guess the answers.

Some more intimate wedding ideas include writing a letter to each other to read before the ceremony. You might also make a charity donation for every guest as a wedding favor. Why don’t you set up a photo booth for guests? Let them seize the moment in front of the camera! Or hire a photographer and send their photos with the thank-you cards. You could play some guessing games like trying to find whose childhood picture is where. It would be fun to set up stations for different lawn games. It is wonderful to give your guests some entertainment apart from mingling, especially if they don’t know each other well. All in all, remember that this is a party for your nearest and dearest. Nobody should feel lonely or forgotten at the wedding.

18 Wedding Trends That Are OUT For 2018

19 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Ideas

It’s a new year–and that means not only are there new wedding trends making their debut, but also that there are more than a few on their way out. We asked some wedding pros to share their thoughts on the trends that we need to say goodbye this year. Here are 18 to avoid when planning your 2018 vows.

[Photos: Shutterstock]

Large Venue
Skip the large, ballroom-style venues and opt for a smaller and more intimate venue–even if it means you need to be picky with the guest list. “Smaller hotel weddings are always a great choice,” says Alice Bil-Szot of studioEPIC Photography. “Couples and guests may even choose to spend a night (or two) there as well.”

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Formal dinners are out, says Candace Mauerhan, director of catering at Kimpton Mason & Rook Hotel in Washington, D.C. “I am seeing a shift from traditional sit down dinners to much more casual cocktail hour style receptions, lots of hand passed items and fun food stations. It’s all about the dancing and partying. It gives a couple the opportunity to invite more guests since we don’t need seating for everyone.”

Sexy Wedding Dress
While a dash of sexiness is still in for bridal gowns, like plunging necklines and daring slits, we are seeing brides move toward a more modest approach, wanting more coverage with lace illusion sleeves or high, halter neckline, says Lindsey Bennett of Azazie.com. This look is both sophisticated and elegant.

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Succulents
Succulents have had their moment, but we’ve seen them done every which way possible, says Kylie Carlson of International Academy of Wedding & Event Planning. “I’m hoping that cacti plants will take their place in 2018 — they can make an equally great statement and would be something different for a change.”

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Everyone wants to be comfortably dressed at a wedding so they can enjoy themselves and dance the night away later, says Bil-Szot. With that in mind, don’t force your guests to dress in black tie.

Bride and guests with propsThis trend has hit its peak, says Bennett. “Brides are now looking to capture their guests enjoying themselves in a more natural way by investing in good photographers that capture the candid moment–leave the photo booth for the Sweet 16 parties!”

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These have been “in” for way too long, says Lust. “We end up photographing the bride pulling up her dress all night. No matter what the bridal shop tells you, your body will change and move all night and once you start dancing, that dress will want to come down and then the bride will be tugging at it constantly. Fortunately, lace and sheer overlays and light, sheer sleeves and necklines have made an appearance and are here to stay for awhile.”

Dessert Tables
The color-coordinated candy buffet table is definitely out. Instead, Bil-Szot suggests having a gourmet cookie, treat and baked goods table. You can even choose to have a dessert table in lieu of a traditional wedding cake, and the offer guests boxes to take home the treats as favors.

Bride and groomStiff, formal and heavily-edited wedding photo shoots are definitely out, says Eve Law of OneThreeOneFour, a wedding photography company that specializes in destination weddings. “Wedding portraits that reflects the personality and story of the couple are in–the photos naturally filled with bright smiles and fun vibes!”

Rose Gold Vase
Metallic colors have been hot for the past year, especially rose gold. But that flame has fizzled out, according to Bowen, and now brides are going back to gold and silver. “It’s probably because it’s easier to match them with other color palettes,” says Bowen.

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“I thought this trend would go away in 2015, but it has held on,” says Lust. “I really hope it’s gone in 2018!”

Glitter Table NumberIt’s time to retire sequins and glitter for the time being, says Carlson. “They’ve been a fun addition to weddings in 2017, but it’s time to make room for iridescent finishes, which we’re seeing quite a bit in home decor and fashion.”

Wedding Cupcakes
Cupcakes were cute, but they’re done for 2018. “We’re seeing more and more couples doing donuts, cookies, pies (both sweet and savory) and interesting pastries from their cultural backgrounds,” says Mauerhan.

Boho
This relaxed look is getting old, says Bennett. “Brides are realizing the importance of the day and are stepping up their look for a little more glam, a little more traditionally formal dress and event.”

Vase of rosesMix it up, says Bil-Szot. Add some wild flowers, twigs and other accents to make your decor interesting and a bit chaotic.

Wedding Cake
What once made cakes look so elegant is now considered outdated and less desirable, says Bennett.

30 Cute Modest Wedding Dresses To Inspire

18 Feb 2018 Posted by trubridal in Wedding Dresses

Modest Wedding Dresses will make you the most charming bride. The modesty in the gowns is different and brings such a high level of sophistication and grace! Someone can mention that these dresses are close to simple dresses. But the difference between them is that the modest bridal gowns haven’t abundance of lace and frank cuts. If you are looking for a cute elegant dress, you must see want we found for you: long sleeves, a-line, ball gown, boho, vintage and many others. More inspiration in our blog! Search your favorite dress here. Happy pinning!

Modest Wedding Dresses With Sleeves

Source: Hayley Paige, The Hickenloopers Photography, Tony Ward Couture

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Lace Bridal Gowns For You

Source: Vera Gayazov Photography, Allure Bridals, The Perfect Dress

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Beautiful Modest Wedding Dresses

Source: Mon Cheri Bridals, Bliss Tulle, Galia Lahav

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Modest Boho Wedding Dresses

Source: Simone & Mirko – Agape Photography, Tali Photography, Grace Loves Lace

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Awesome Mermaid Bridal Gowns

Source: Pallas Couture, Goddess By Nature, Kir & Ira Photography

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Simple Ball Gown Wedding Dresses

Source: Crystal Design, Sophia Tolli, Eva Lendel

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Modest Dresses For Plus Size Brides

Source: Taylor Elaine Photography, Adriana Méndez Photography, Justine Montigny Photography

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A-line Dresses For Perfect Celebration

Source: Stella Shakhovskaya, Louise Sposa, Atelier Emé

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Incredible Vintage Wedding Gowns

Source: Cathy Telle, Solo Merav, Kiwo Estudio

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Elegant Modest Bridal Dresses

Source: Jessica Withey Photography, Rue De Seine, Donatelle Godart

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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