Thursday, January 11, 2018

10 Wedding Trends for 2018

A new year is upon us and that means new trends in the wedding industry! Are you planning a wedding in 2018? Then this blog is for you. Your favorite bridal salon in South Florida gather new trends in wedding attire, food, decor, venue, etc. and put them in one place to help with your wedding planning. Keep reading to learn about the new wedding trends for 2018.

Style: Bohemian Weddings

As far as themes or styles go, we'll be seeing a lot more bohemian weddings in 2018. From the dresses to the decor, this artsy style can be incorporated into all aspects of your wedding. Decor elements that we'll be seeing more of include dream catchers and crystals.

Decor: Dark, Moody & Purple 


Say goodbye to the light pastels and/or bright colors and hello to a darker palette. The big trend in the 2018 floral scene will be darker, detailed and textured florals. The Pantone color of the year was released, Ultra Violet. The hue to watch will be purple, including wine, lilac, lavender and mauve. Everything from flowers to invites and table decor will feature purples. This year is going to be all about the drama.

Attire: Off-the-Shoulder Necklines


Designers took note of the fact that many brides like the off-the-shoulder neckline. From dramatic ballgowns to fit and fare silhouettes, we should expect to see plenty more off-the-shoulder styles in 2018.

Accessories: Extravagant Capes 


Another trend coming back into style in 2018 is the wedding dress cover up. Inspired by the catwalk, flowing capes are a huge trend this year. Make a big entrance with a full length flowing cape or a heavily embellished style. A cover up can add so much personality to your wedding day look.

Food: Dessert Tables 


Traditionally, brides had a big wedding cake that all the guests would enjoy at the reception. (Don't worry they'll still have a cake and cake cutting ceremony.) However, trends are moving more toward entire dessert tables. More brides are choosing to offer a variety of dessert options, and creative ones at that. This could be in the form of an ice cream bar, candy station or table featuring cookies, cheesecakes and more. This way, everyone gets more dessert and more choices!

Venue: Indoor Weddings


Recently we've seen a lot of outdoor weddings. In 2018 though, the trend will be to move those ceremonies back indoors. However, the church or banquet hall won't be the venue of choice. People are looking for something new in their venue; industrial, loft-style spaces and rooftops or museums will be the venue of choice. Having high ceilings and open space makes the environment just as airy as the outdoors.

Entertainment: Photo Booths


Couples are finding new ways to keep their guests entertained. One trend that will continue strong through this next wedding season is the photo booth. People are getting more and more creative with the props as well.

Food: Unique Menu Options


More and more couples are opting out of the traditional 3-course sit down dinner. They're choosing their favorite foods over fancy meals. From big sharing plates to food trucks, the 2018 wedding scene could see some interesting wedding reception food options. More alternative options, such as tacos and sushi, will infiltrate the wedding scene. Some wedding will even feature interactive food stations for the guests to enjoy.

Accessories: Pearls 


The wedding accessory trend that's making a strong comeback is those lucky pearls. Everything from earrings and necklaces to headpieces and dress embellishments can feature pearls. If you're not a fan of sparkle, this is a classy way to incorporate embellishments.

Wedding: Less Bridesmaids 


In previous years, we've seen some brides get a little carried away with their bridal party! Some wedding featured more than a dozen bridesmaids. However, that's expected to change in 2018. It's predicted that brides will choose smaller groups with just a maid of honor and maybe 1 or 2 bridesmaids.

For all your wedding attire and accessories needs, come see us at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches! New arrivals at our Palm Beach bridal store include gowns from the new Morilee Spring Collection. Check these gorgeous dresses out at our trunk show happening January 26-28, by appointment only. Call 561-793-4633 to reserve your spot today!

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Get Ready for Our 2018 Bridal Trunk Show!

A new year is upon us and with it, new bridal gowns! Yay! Get ready for our 2018 Bridal Trunk Show by booking your appointment now! Come see all the new dresses we have from the Morilee Spring 2018 Collection. You don't want to miss this opportunity to view these amazing dresses at our Palm Beach bridal salon! Here's a sneak peak of what you can expect to see during the trunk show:

Kameron Wedding Dress - Style # 3231


Classic long sleeves on this beautiful wedding gown are accentuated with crystallized Alencon lace appliques and medallions on net. An off-the-shoulder neckline and scalloped hemline complete the look.


Keisha Wedding Dress - Style # 5606


Timeless and elegant, this flowy chiffon bridal gown features a crystal beaded bodice embroidered with applique detail along the illusion neckline. An illusion back trimmed in covered buttons completes the look. 


Kori Wedding Dress - Style # 3237


Asymmetrically draped tulle creates a figure-flattering mermaid silhouette with off-the-shoulder beaded cap sleeves. A flounced full skirt and corset style back complete the look.


Kaitlyn Wedding Dress - Style # 5607


Romantic frosted, Alencon lace accentuate this mermaid net wedding dress with a delicate scalloped hemline. An exposed back trimmed in covered buttons completes the look.


Kennedy Wedding Dress - Style # 8206 


This slim A-line wedding dress features an elaborately beaded and embroidered V-neck bodice with appliques on English net. A zipper back closure trimmed in covered buttons completes the look.


Katerina Wedding Dress - Style # 8220


This chic, chantilly lace ball gown features layers of lace, with beaded and embroidered appliques. The exposed boned sweetheart bodice is trimmed in covered buttons.


The trunk show will run from January 26 to January 28th, and is by appointment only. Call 561-793-4633 to schedule your appointment today and be one of the first brides to take a look at the newest dresses of the season! We can't wait to help you find the perfect dress for your special day. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is your premier bridal boutique in South Florida!

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Getting Fit for Your Big Day

Everyone wants to look fabulous on their big day, but no one planning a wedding has hours to spend at the gym. Today's blog from Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches offers some exercise and health tips to help get you in better shape for your special day.

1. Stay Hydrated. 


One of the most important aspects of getting fit and being healthy is ensuring that your body gets the amount of water it requires. Staying hydrated is one of the best things you can do to take care of yourself. Plus, when you are hydrated, your metabolism is faster and your brain works faster. Not to mention the benefits hydration has on your hair, skin and nails. Hydration is they key to glowing skin, bright eyes and a toned body for your big day.

2. Get Moving in the Morning. 


There's no busier time than the months prior to your wedding. If you don't make time to take care of yourself first, planning, meetings, tastings, etc. are going to distract you. Getting a workout, even if it's just 15 minutes, first thing in the morning is a great way to kick start your day and ensure you're getting some exercise in.

3. Focus on a Healthy Diet. 


Being fit isn't just about exercising regularly, it's also about your diet and what you're putting into your body. Not only will healthy foods help you get fit, but they will also help with your energy and mood, which can both highly fluctuate during the stressful wedding planning process. Cut back on sugar and focus on lean proteins and leafy greens. Planning out your meals ahead of time will help you stay on track.

4. Grab a Partner. 


Getting fit is much easier when you have an accountability buddy. Ask your fiance or your bridesmaids to hop on the fitness wagon with you! Having a support system is one of the best ways to ensure you reach your goals. You can also use your workout time to catch-up on non-wedding related things.

5. Get Plenty of Sleep. 


While your mind and calendar will be running 100 mph up to the day of your wedding, it's important that you get plenty of rest. Exhaustion is not good for your health, and it can hinder your weight-loss efforts if that's something you're trying to accomplish. Too little sleep can increase your cravings and lead to poor food choices. Aiming for 7-8 hours of sleep per night is ideal.

6. Find the Perfect Workout Plan. 


Everyone gets their workout accomplished in different ways. Whether you're able to go to the gym and work with a trainer or you just have time to do something quick at home, be sure you're doing a workout that works for you. If you try to force something you don't want to do too hard, you're likely to fail. Look on YouTube for some short workout videos that you can follow along at home. The resources of easy wedding workouts online are endless!

In addition to helping you feel fabulous in your body, we want to make sure you look fabulous in your dress. Book your appointment at the best bridal boutique in South Florida by calling 561-793-4633. At Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, we offer a wide variety of wedding gowns and bridal accessories at very attractive prices.

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8 Easy DIY Decoration Ideas for Your Wedding

Your wedding is quickly approaching. You have the date set and the venue selected, now it's time to start thinking about the decorations. Whether you're trying to save money on your wedding decorations or you just love crafting, we've got some easy DIY decoration ideas for you!


1. Ribbon Tied Photo Backdrop. 


Create a photo backdrop by tying colorful ribbon to a dowel rod. Use wrapped wire ties, as it's faster than knotting the ribbon and it allows the ribbon to drape more neatly. Then hang up the rod and voila, you have an easy DIY photo backdrop. Ribbon can also be used for other decorations, such as tying it to the back of boring chairs to dress them up!

2. Custom Chalkboard Signs. 


Grab a giant chalkboard, some colorful chalk and scribble away! You can use a chalkboard sign for just about anything you want to share with your guests. Get your guests excited for what's on the menu by writing it on the board. Tell them where to sit by writing it on the board. The possibilities are endless. 

3. Stylish Marble Votives. 


Add both color and light to your reception tables with cute marbled votive holders. Using nail polish for the color, this easy marbling technique from HGTV is quite unique. Get step-by-step instructions here: http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/use-nail-polish-to-create-marbled-votives.

4. Wire-Wrapped Signs. 


For a quick, easy and inexpensive decor idea, grab some thick craft wire and start bending! You can create signs that say anything from Bride & Groom to Just Married to Mr. & Mrs. The possibilities are endless.

5. Wooden Wedding Arch. 


Head over to your favorite hardware store, grab some wooden beams and talk someone who's good with power tools into helping you. Once you've turned the wooden beams into an arch, decorate it with some draped tulle and flowers.

6. Wine Cork Bar Sign. 


Like you need another excuse to drink wine, but there's nothing more adorable than a wine cork bar sign. Save your wine corks and hot glue them together to form the word "BAR." Use a paper with the word spelled on it to help you line it up properly. You can make more signs than just bar though; try your last name or something else that goes along well with your special day.

7. Pinwheel Table Decorations. 


Pinwheels are easy to create and you can make them in just about any color you want! Not only will pinwheels keep the children entertained, but they'll look great as table decorations. Stick them in mason jars and spread them around the room. This can be in place of flowers, which can easily get expensive.

8. Paper Cone Rice Tossers. 


All you need to create your own packaging for the rice that guests will toss at you as you leave the wedding venue is some paper and a hole punch! Simply roll a piece of paper into a cone, gluing the edge down. Fold the top flap of the cone down to create a sort of lid, and use the hole punch to create a way to secure the "lid" to the cone with some ribbon. Fill with rice and tie it off until it's ready to be used.

In addition to the decorations, you'll want to start thinking about what you and your bridesmaids are going to be wearing on your big day! At Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, you'll find the best selection of wedding gowns in South Florida. Call 561-793-4633 to make an appointment at the best bridal salon in the Palm Beaches today!

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Tips for Dealing with Family Drama Prior To and During Your Wedding

When you get a large group of people together for an event, there's bound to be some drama. Weddings are a time when some family members haven't seen each other in years, often times by their own decision. Families bicker, it's just human nature, but you don't want them to bring that drama to your wedding. Keep reading for a few tips on dealing with family drama from your favorite South Florida bridal salon.

1. Reconstructed Families. 


Parents that are divorced, and often remarried, create a tricky situation when it comes to planning a wedding. While your divorced parents may be able to be civil around each other, others may not be so lucky. Hopefully your parents will put you first on your special day, but it doesn't hurt you to remind them to be polite to each other. If you have a seating chart for the reception, you might consider putting them at different tables just in case drama begins to ensue.


2. Interfering Parents. 


One of the biggest causes of wedding drama is the differing opinions of the bride and groom vs. their parents. The key to this type of situation is communication. From the second that the wedding planning begins, be sure to express your expectations. Make sure your family knows that their opinions are valid, but that you are going to make the right choices for you and your fiance. Calmly express how you feel and be prepared to compromise on some things, especially if they're helping you pay for the big day. Just remember to pick your battles wisely, and to put your foot down only when it counts.

3. Disagreeing In-Laws. 


Not only can parents and in-laws disagree with you, your fiance and your wedding plans, but they can disagree with each other. Let's face it, not everyone gets along with everyone. Don't try to force relationships between each other's families because it will just make the drama worse. Becoming one big happy family is a lengthy process, so don't try to cram the peace making into your wedding day. That will only add pressure to your special day. Settle for a truce for the time being and minimize contact between the two families to allow for all to have an enjoyable time at your wedding. Leave the "getting to know you" pieces and negotiations for a later date. The biggest thing to remember is, don't take sides!

4. People Taking Offense. 


Some personalities can easily be offended, often times without you even realizing it. A classic example is choosing bridesmaids. Obviously you want to choose those friends and family members closest to you. However, depending on your family relationships, a sister, sister-in-law or even a cousin could assume that they would be a bridesmaid. It can be tricky juggling what you want and everyone else's feelings. Be sure to explain your decisions and the reasons for them clearly to all those involved. Then be sure to make everyone feel included by giving them a job at the wedding. Maybe your cousin could greet people at the door and hand out the programs, or make sure everyone signs the guest book. There are plenty of ways for everyone to get involved and feel needed.

5. Jealous Siblings. 


If you have an older sister, jealousy can often come into play. Weddings are an emotional time. Not only does it possibly feel like they're losing you as a sibling, but you're enjoying this happiness that they haven't found yet. Older sisters who are not yet married, can easily feel a lack of self-confidence and concern about her own life. Take a gentle approach to the situation. Often times the feelings of jealousy can be mitigated with open communication. Make sure your sister knows that she's being heard and her feelings are important to you. Be sure to let her decide how involved she wants to be in the wedding. If she wants a task, give her one and if not, let it be. While less common, the same issue can arise with brothers. Just be sensitive to the situations at hand.

The same principles apply when you're wedding dress shopping at the best bridal boutique in the Palm Beaches. Avoid drama by only inviting a few close family members and friends to help you find the perfect dress - and don't invite people that don't get along. Having too many people with you can add to the stress and make finding your wedding dress confusing. If you're ready to start the search for the perfect attire for your wedding, make an appointment with Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches by calling 561793-4633 today.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Differences Between Save the Dates & Wedding Invitations

You're engaged! Congratulations! Let the wedding planning begin! Once you've chosen a location and a date, how do you announce to everyone your upcoming wedding? Today's blog from your favorite bridal boutique in the Palm Beaches discusses the differences between "Save the Dates" and "Wedding Invitations."

Save the Dates


A "Save the Date" is a pre-invitation that officially announces your wedding date, and lets your guests know what date to "save" on the calendar. In other words, "don't plan anything else for this day because it's my special day and I want you to be there!" As a general rule, its best to send your save the dates out around 6-8 months prior to the ceremony. If you're planning a destination wedding or something on a holiday weekend, you might want to bump that time frame up to around a year. This gives people plenty of time to ask off work and make their travel plans. Giving people plenty of notice for when your wedding will take place will increase the chance that those guests will be able to attend your big event. At this point, you may not have all the specifics of your wedding planned out, and that's okay. The save the date does not need to be super detailed. Typically, a save the date card just includes the couple's names, the date of the wedding, the location (if it's been determined) and a message that a formal invitation will follow. If you have a wedding website, you'll want to add that too.

Bonus Tip: Be sure only to send Save the Date cards to those you are sure you want on the guest list. Once it's in the mail, there's no taking it back. You can always add more people later when you send the formal invitations, but you can't uninvite someone that received a save the date.

Wedding Invitations


Your wedding invitation will provide more detailed information about the event. The actual wedding invitations should be sent out 6-8 weeks prior to the ceremony. It will include the time, the actual name and address of the venue, the name and address of the reception location (if different), info about food, info about attire, etc. All the details that one would need to know about attending your wedding will be included on the invitation, or with the invitation. You will want to include an RSVP card with the invitation so that you can get a head count of who is planning to attend your special day. Adding a self-addressed envelope for them to return it in is also a plus.

Once you've got the save the dates and wedding invitations squared away, it's time to find the wedding gown of your dreams! Book an appointment at the best bridal salon in South Florida by calling 561-793-4633. At Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, we offer a wide variety of bridal gowns and would love the opportunity to help you find one to fit your needs and desires for your special day!

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Friday, December 1, 2017

Dresses That Look Like They Came From a Fairytale

Most girls have been dreaming of their wedding day since they were little. Who doesn't want their special day to be like something out of a fairytale? In today's blog from Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, we wanted to feature some dresses that look like they came right out of your favorite childhood storybook!

Marcia Wedding Dress 


Soft and ethereal, this ruffled bridal ballgown features a crystal beaded Alencon lace bodice and horsehair trimmed flounced tulle skirt. Covered button detail accentuates the back of the dress. The Marcia Wedding Dress is available in 3 lengths: 55", 58" and 61", and 3 colors: white, ivory and ivory/champagne.


Mariska Wedding Dress 


Breathtaking beauty best describes this tulle bridal ball gown! Embroidered Alencon lace delicately adorns the sheer bodice and scalloped hemline. Dainty double back straps complete the look. The Mariska Wedding Dress is available in 3 lengths: 55", 58" and 61", and 3 colors: white, ivory and ivory/nude.


Magdalena Wedding Dress


Alencon lace appliques accent this classic bridal gown, featuring a strapless, sweetheart neckline and tulle ball gown skirt with wide scalloped hemline. Covered button detail lines the back of the dress. The Magdalena Wedding Dress is available in 3 lengths: 55", 58" and 61", and 3 colors: white, ivory and ivory/champagne.


Mystique Wedding Dress


Fit for a fairytale, this beautiful bridal ballgown features a diamante and crystal beaded embroidered bodice and full tulle skirt over sequined net. The Mystique Wedding Dress is available in 3 colors: white, ivory and ivory/nude. 


Marilyn Wedding Dress 


This glamorous ballgown features a frosted, embroidered lace bodice accented with crystal beaded straps and waistband. Dreamy layers of flounced organza trimmed with horsehair come together beautifully to create the perfect look. The Marilyn Wedding Dress is available in 3 lengths: 55", 58" and 61", and 3 colors: white, ivory and ivory/caramel.



Make your fairytale wedding a dream come true in one of these beautiful bridal gowns from our South Florida bridal boutique. Call 561-793-4633 to schedule your appointment today! Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches would love nothing more than to help you find the perfect wedding dress for your big day!

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