Wednesday, June 21, 2017

7 Ways To Stay Cool At Your Summer Wedding

Summer is a very popular time of year to get married, for obvious reasons. The endless sunshine, bright blue skies, sparkling oceans, and brilliantly green leafy foliage make it an exciting time of year for weddings. There's really only one downside to summer weddings - if you're not careful, you and your guests may find yourselves sweltering in the summer heat.



If you're getting married in South Florida, temperatures are likely to be especially toasty for your summertime wedding... but don't let the heat scare you away from all the great things about getting married in the summer! Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches has a few helpful ways you can keep yourself, your bridal party, and guests cool on the big day.

1. Keep Plenty Of Refreshing Drinks On Hand.
Champagne, wine, beer, and cocktails are often staples at wedding festivities, but alcohol can be very dehydrating. It's okay to serve adult beverages at your summer wedding, but it would be wise to offer hydrating drinks as well. Fruit-infused water and lemonade are great options. You may also want to consider placing a few iced buckets of water bottles throughout your venue.


2. Plan On An Updo.
If you have long hair, you know first-hand how warm having hair on your neck can be. Do yourself and your bridesmaids a favor - if anyone has long hair, plan on a stylish updo for the special day.

3. Consider Cushions For The Chairs.
If you're planning an outdoor wedding where guests may be sitting in the sun, you may want to consider renting cushions to place on the folding chairs so that guests don't burn their legs on the hot metal or plastic chairs.

4. Provide Summer-Friendly Favors.
Guests love wedding favors anyway, but if you make your favors something they can use to keep themselves cool during the festivities, they'll appreciate them even more. Programs that double as handheld fans, small misting fans, and customized sunglasses are just a few summer-friendly examples.

5. Incorporate Fans Into Your Decor.
The airflow fans create will likely be invaluable during your summer wedding. Place several fans throughout your venue to create a cooling breeze. If you're worried about the fans creating an eyesore, you can always spray paint the base to match your wedding colors.


6. Give Your Bridesmaids Parasols.
There's something timelessly romantic and whimsical about parasols. If you're planning a summer wedding, you may want to skip the traditional bouquets for yourself and your bridesmaids, and instead select parasols for your girls to carry with them. They'll add a sense of fun to your event - and they'll provide much-needed shade while you stand at the altar.

7. Pack Sunscreen.
Don't let your special day lead to painful sunburns! Pack small bottles of sunscreen in the wedding day survival kits you put together for yourself and your bridesmaids. You may also want to consider setting out a few bottles of community sunscreen for your guests to use (by the buckets of bottled water, for example).

Find Your Summertime Wedding Dress At Bridal Couture!
If you're planning a summertime wedding, it goes without saying that you'll want to find a wedding dress that won't leave you sweltering. Our bridal salon in Palm Beach offers a great selection of lightweight, summer-friendly dresses that are perfect for getting married in hot temperatures. Call us at 561-793-4633 to schedule your private session today!


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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Glowing Testimonials From Happy Brides

A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime event. You will never get to live your special day again, so it's important that your big day is everything you dream it will be. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches takes great pride in helping brides find the perfect dresses to say "I do" in. We love what we do - we consider ourselves truly blessed to be one of the top bridal boutiques in South Florida!


One of the best parts about our job is hearing from happy brides. We work very hard to ensure that each bride has the best possible experience with us, so it's great to hear when our efforts pay off. This week, we are excited to share some of the great testimonials we have received from happy brides. 

Testimonials For Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches

"An Absolute Gem."

Davita, the owner, is an absolute gem and pleasure to work with. I was so surprised at the pricing of some of the STUNNING gowns she has in her store -- which is beautiful in itself. You will not be disappointed working with her.
~ Bride

"A True 'Bridal Experience.'"

Our experience at this shop was very positive. The owner was very attentive and patient as my daughter and her bridesmaids chose their gowns. If she did not know the answer to our unusual requests, she researched and contacted us with the answer in a timely fashion. You will feel the owner truly cares about your happiness with your gown choice. The shop is well-lit and the gowns, both bridal and bridesmaids, are beautifully presented. If you are not just "looking for a gown" but want a "bridal experience" my daughter and I highly suggest you visit Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches.
~ Mother of the Bride

"Love The Quality & Style."

I felt so happy and comfortable with Davita's customer service! She was very flexible in accommodating my busy schedule. Her enthusiasm made choosing my dress a wonderful experience. I love the quality and style of my dress. I highly recommend her store. I believe in good energies and Davita is full of that.
~ Bride

"Real & Personal."

I had a wonderful experience at Bridal Couture. This was my second time shopping for a dress, and I wish it would have been my first. Davita at Bridal Couture knew so much about the bridal industry. She made the appointment feel like the store closed down especially for you. She hand selects all of her gowns and takes pride in her work. Her store feels very chic and elegant. What I love most about the appointment is that she made it feel real and personal. She tried on different veils along with jewelry that would complement the dresses. She allowed me to try on dresses that I didn't even think about wearing (big over the top ones), just to have fun with it. When I finally put THE dress on, I knew it was the one and it was all due to her help. I am so happy that I went to this store and thank you SO MUCH, Davita, for making the dress shopping experience amazing!
~ Bride

"EVERYTHING Was Fabulous!"

The store, the owner, the dresses, EVERYTHING was fabulous! I have done my fair share of shopping for wedding gowns and I am so glad that I went to see Davita at Bridal Couture. Her dress selection was amazing and the prices were even better. She also has bridesmaid gowns that are beautiful and I cannot wait to bring my bridal party there. Thank you again for everything and I am so glad I said YES at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches! 
~ Bride

"Every Bride's First & Last Stop."

Brides, please do yourself a favor and go to Bridal Couture! This is how dress shopping is supposed to be! Davita was very professional and gave us such an amazing experience that we didn't want to leave. The dresses are all handpicked by Davita and the prices... INCREDIBLE!!! Bridal Couture needs to be every Bride’s first and last stop. I can't wait to come back with the rest of our bridal party to shop for our bridesmaids dresses! Thanks for making my bestie feel like the most gorgeous and glamorous Bride - it was no wonder she said YES to the dress! 
~ Maid of Honor

"From One Bride To Another, Go To This Boutique!"

Davita and her husband were so giving of their time, and Davita provided the most personal assistance that I have received from any bridal store or boutique. My family was comfortable waiting for me on the couch and chairs in the bridal room, and her salon made me feel so special. The decor is perfect, there are no other brides to compete with during your appointment, and the owner's taste level in her selection of gowns is impeccable. I can't believe it was in my price range! From one bride to another, go to this boutique! 
~ Bride

Schedule Your Appointment At Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches!

We would like to extend our deep gratitude and appreciation to these happy clients for not only allowing us to be a part of their big days, but also for taking the time to share their kind words with us. YOU are the reason we are blessed to do what we do!

If you are planning a wedding in Florida, we hope you'll consider making Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches part of your planning process. Call (561) 793-4633 to schedule your private fitting today!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Choosing The Perfect Dress For Your Beach Wedding: 5 Tips

While there are plenty of places to get married in Florida, the beach is without a doubt one of the most popular venue options. In fact, Floridian beaches don't only attract couples native to the state - people from all over the country plan destination weddings on our beautiful beaches.


As one of the best bridal salons in West Palm Beach, we are no stranger to beach weddings. This week, we are going to look specifically at how you can find the perfect gown for your wedding on the beach.

1. Plan To Be Barefoot.
High heels (and sometimes even wedges or flats) don't mix well with sand. Since going barefoot is a popular option at beach weddings, you'll find to find a dress whose formality level will blend well with a barefoot affair. Foot jewelry is a fun way to dress up bare feet for beach weddings, but it's not certainly not mandatory. (Quick tip - if you plan to put shoes on for the reception, go with flats. That way, the length of your dress will work with both bare feet and shoes.) 

2. Decide On The Length.
As the bride, it is completely up to you to decide what length you would like your wedding dress to be. Some brides planning to get married on a beach choose shorter wedding dresses that won't have to touch the sand (or a runaway wave), whereas others opt for floor-length gowns in spite of the beach location. There is no right answer - it's up to you to decide what fits best with your vision.

3. Consider The Heat.
As you are probably well aware, beach weddings (especially those in Florida) can get quite hot. If you are planning a wedding on the beach, you'll want to find a dress that won't make you melt while you are saying "I do." Avoid heavy fabrics, sleeves, and long chapel trains. Those types of formal wedding gowns are more appropriate for weddings taking place at elegant indoor venues.

4. Think "Light" And "Airy."
Since you'll want to avoid heavy dresses that may make you swelter, the natural solution is to find a dress that is light, airy, and flowing. In case you are blessed with a gentle breeze on your wedding day, you'll want to find a dress that will flatter you as it blows in the wind. Strapless or spaghetti straps and lightweight fabrics (like chiffon or silk) are a beachy bride's best friends.

5. Don't Forget A Shawl.
We just talked about ways to plan for the intense heat that may play a part in your wedding day, but it's impossible to predict temperatures on the beach. Though you'll want your gown to be light and breathable, it's smart to have a lightweight shawl or other type of warmth on hand in case the wind picks up and it becomes chilly outside. (This is especially important if you are planning to get married in the evening.)

Find Your Beach Wedding Dress At Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches!

Beach weddings are some of the most romantic weddings around. The uniqueness of the location, the softness of the sand, and the majesty of the ocean lend themselves to a wedding that will never be forgotten. 

If you are planning a beach wedding in Florida, we would be honored if you would find your beach wedding dress at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches. As a small and intimate boutique, we ensure one-on-one attention for our brides. Call us at (561) 793-4633 to schedule your private appointment at our bridal salon in Palm Beach, Florida.


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561-793-4633
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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Wedding Dress Shopping - What NOT To Do

Maybe we're a little biased, but in our opinion, shopping for your dream wedding dress is the most important part of the wedding planning process. Your dress will be one of the primary focal points both on your wedding day itself and in all the photos that will last forever. This means that you'll not only need to find a dress that makes you feel beautiful on your special day - you'll want a dress that you'll love looking at for years to come.


Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help you find your dream wedding dress. In one of our earlier blog posts, we discussed some different tips for finding your perfect wedding dress. Today, we are here to examine the other side of the coin. Keep reading to learn about some things you should not do during the dress shopping process.

(Don't) Be Pressured Into Having An Audience.
Wedding dress shopping is typically a grand event. Brides are often accompanied by several other women, such as their bridesmaids, sister(s), maid of honor, mother, and sometimes their future mother-in-law. While you are certainly welcome to invite these women to join you, don't feel pressured into having them there with you. Having too many people watching you (and offering their opinions) can be overwhelming. Your best bet may be to limit your entourage to 2-3 people.

(Don't) Focus On The Little Details First.
The delicate details are often what make the difference between good wedding gowns and great ones. However, they aren't what you should devote your attention to first. Choosing your silhouette should be your first step. Once you pick your general style, you can begin to focus on the little details. (For more information on this topic, see our earlier blog post on 4 Steps For Choosing The Perfect Gown Style.)

(Don't) Focus Too Much On Trends.
If you're a fashion-conscious bride, following current trends may be one of your top priorities. The latest bridal fashion trends can be an excellent source of inspiration and a great place to start, but ultimately, the current trend should not be your deciding factor. Whereas trends come and go, you'll want to love looking at your dress for years. The dresses currently in your closet may give you a better idea of where to start.

(Don't) Try On Dresses Without Looking At Pictures First.
Trying on wedding dresses is a one-of-a-kind experience. It's easy to understand why many brides are anxious to begin this exciting process. However, it's best to peruse pictures of wedding gowns first so that you can get a solid understanding of what styles you like before scheduling your appointment at a bridal salon in South Florida. This will help you avoid having to try on too many dresses (and thus becoming overwhelmed by too many options) at your fitting.

(Don't) Get Hung Up On Sizing.
Many brides don't realize this prior to trying on dresses for the first time, but wedding dresses often run 2-3 sizes larger than normal dresses. Focus on getting the size that will fit you and flatter your shape - try not to get hung up on the number.

(Don't) Forget About Your Appearance
Doing your hair and makeup for your dress shopping appointment isn't critical, but it can be extremely helpful. If you show up to your fitting with a messy ponytail and no makeup, it can be hard to envision how you'll look on your actual wedding day. By taking the time to fix your hair and makeup prior to arriving at your fitting, you'll be better able to picture yourself on your special day.

DO Contact Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches To Schedule Your Fitting!
If you are planning a wedding in South Florida, we would love for you to schedule your bridal appointment at our bridal boutique in West Palm Beach. Our dedicated consultant has a keen eye for fashion and a unique gift for finding the gowns that will best flatter each and every bride. For more information about our bridal salon in South Florida, visit us at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

5 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Flower Girl Dress

You may be the official star of the show, but let's be honest - your flower girl will steal the hearts of every guest at the wedding. Your flower girl can be any age, but most flower girls typically range in age from 2 or 3 up to 7 or 8. Most little girls love to dress up for special occasions, so picking out her dress will be an important step in the wedding planning process. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help you choose the perfect dress for your special little lady.


1. Choose The Other Dresses First.
The flower girl dress should be the last dress you pick out. You should plan on selecting your wedding dress first, followed by the bridesmaid dresses. By shopping for these dresses first, you will be able to get a realistic picture of the formality and style of the day before you start looking for the flower girl dress. 

2. Match The Style.
Once you are ready to begin shopping for a flower girl dress, you'll want to find one that matches the style of the day. If you are getting married on the beach, for example, your flower girl will look beautiful in a dress that is light, airy, and flowing. If you are getting married in a formal cathedral, on the other hand, your flower girl will need to wear a dress that matches the elegance of the occasion.

3. Select The Color.
The sky is the limit when it comes to the color of your flower girl dress, but it's wise to choose a color that is in keeping with the rest of the colors for the wedding. Use the color of the bridesmaid dresses as a starting point for selecting the color of the flower girl's dress. You can dress her in the same color as your bridesmaids, or she could wear a different shade that ties in with the overall color scheme. Alternatively, you may want to set her apart by putting her in the same color as your wedding dress.

4. Make Sure She's Comfortable.
While you and your bridesmaids may be willing to sacrifice a little comfort in the name of beauty and elegance, your flower girl may not be. Young children are often quick to let the world know when they are uncomfortable. If her dress is itchy, scratchy, too tight, or otherwise uncomfortable, she may attract everyone's attention - and not in the adorable way that she's supposed to!

5. Don't Stress Over Length.
As the bride, you'll want to be confident that your dress is the perfect length. Perfecting the length for your bridesmaid dresses will also be a priority. However, it isn't nearly as critical for your flower girl. She may grow a lot during your engagement, so her dress may fit differently on the wedding day than it did at her initial fitting - and that's okay. As long as it isn't too far above her knees, she can get away with pretty much any length.

Find Your Flower Girl Dress At Bridal Couture!
If you are getting married in South Florida, consider Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches your one-stop-shop for all your bridal fashion needs! We proudly offer a great selection of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, bridal accessories, and (of course) adorable flower girl dresses. 

For more information about our bridal salon in West Palm Beach, visit us at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com. We look forward to helping you prepare for your big day!


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

5 Myths About Bridesmaid Dresses

Planning a wedding isn't just about picking your date, securing your venue, and finding your perfect dress. There's a lot that goes into planning your dream wedding. One of the important tasks ahead of soon-to-be-married couples is choosing the attire for their bridal party. Bridesmaid shopping can be a ton of fun, but it's important not to over-complicate matters by believing some of the commonly held misconceptions about shopping for bridesmaid dresses in Palm Beach. Keep reading to learn the truth behind some of these common myths about bridesmaid dresses.


Myth #1: They Have To Be The Same Style
Traditionally, all of the bridesmaids wore identical dresses. This ritual dates back to ancient times when it was believed that brides were often targeted by evil spirits - the bride wore a veil to shield herself, and the bridesmaids dressed in identical dresses to distract the spirits (essentially by serving as decoys). Since you probably don't subscribe to this same belief system, there's no reason your bridal party should be required to wear the same dress.

In fact, allowing your bridesmaids to wear different styles of dresses may be the best way to ensure that each woman looks and feels her best. Whereas one style of dress may be extremely flattering on your curvy friend, it may be less than ideal for your rail-thin sister. Don't be afraid to shake up the theme!

Myth #2: They Have To Be The Same Color
As we mentioned, traditional bridesmaid dresses used to be identical - in both style AND color. However, modern brides are bucking this tradition and instead going with dresses in varying hues, tones, or colors. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to how you can mix and match your girls' dresses colors:
  • Alternate solid and patterned dresses
  • Give each bridesmaid a dress in a different shade of your primary wedding color (blue, green, etc)
  • Pick your primary wedding colors and have each bridesmaid wear one of the colors

Don't be afraid to think outside of the box!

Myth #3: Your Girls Should Pick What They Want To Wear
Giving your bridesmaids free reign to choose their own attire for your wedding day may sound like a great way to minimize your to-do list, but be careful how much freedom you give them. If you have a large bridal party, your bridesmaids may find it difficult to come to an agreement on their own. Similarly, if you ask for input from each of your bridesmaids, you may find that it is impossible to please everyone.

Myth #4: You Should Do It All By Yourself

While it's true that giving your bridesmaids too much freedom to pick their own dresses can be a recipe for disaster, assuming all of the responsibility yourself will most likely leave you feeling overworked and overwhelmed. We recommend that you strike a manageable balance - pick two or three dress styles you like and ask your girls for input on their favorites. If you've decided to mix and match the dresses, you can choose a single style and let each girl pick her own color (or vice versa).

Myth #5: It Can Wait
Most people are aware that it's important to start shopping for your dress several months (or even a year) in advance, but fewer people realize that it's important to allow ample time for bridesmaid dress shopping as well. Bridesmaid dresses need time to be ordered, shipped, and altered. Don't be surprised if it takes up for three months to your bridesmaid dresses to arrive after they have been ordered.

Find Your Bridesmaid Dresses At Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches!

If you are getting married soon and in the process of finding bridesmaid dresses for your girls, schedule a private session at our bridal salon in West Palm Beach. We offer an extensive selection of gorgeous dresses, ranging from simple and casual to formal and elegant. Check out our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com to learn more about our bridal boutique in South Florida!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wedding Gown Traditions Around The World

When you think of a wedding dress, what comes to mind?

Many Americans picture brides as visions in white - women gowned in spectacular white dresses adorned with lace, rhinestones, or other adornments. Wedding gowns come in a variety of different lengths and fashions, but the color is generally consistent. Though white is still the most popular color for wedding dresses in the United States, styles are beginning to change a bit as the wedding industry continues to evolve. Nowadays, it is not uncommon to find brides in ivory, light gold, blush, or other neutral-toned dresses. 


Of course, wedding dress styles are not universal - the color-schemes and trends we just discussed are primarily unique to our Western culture. In some areas of the world, brides look dramatically different than they do here in the States. This week, our bridal salon in West Palm Beach is here to take a quick look at some of the different bridal fashions in other parts of the world.

Nigeria
Nigerian bridal fashions vary depending by the individual ethnic groups within the country, but in general, brides in this country wear dresses in a single bright color, such as orange. They also commonly wear a Gele, which is a traditional Nigerian headdress.

Japan
Traditional Japanese Bride
Not surprisingly, Japanese brides typically wear traditional kimonos during their ceremonies. Often, brides wear a traditional Japanese headdress and a kimono that is primarily white, in keeping with this popular symbol of purity. In some cases, brides may change into red kimonos for the reception or add a hint of red to their wedding kimono, as this color is thought to symbolize good luck.

Scotland
Women aren't the only ones whose traditional wedding attire varies by country! In Scotland, grooms traditionally wear a kilt with the colors of his clan. Once the wedding ceremony is complete, the bride may don a shawl with these same colors to symbolize her union with her new family.

China
In addition to bringing good luck, Chinese people traditionally believe that the color red symbolizes love and prosperity and keeps away evil spirits. For this reason, both brides and grooms in China traditionally incorporate red into their wedding day attire.

India
Indian wedding attire is possibly one of the most famous styles in our world. Indian brides often wear bright, ornate saris (pink, red, and orange are common color choices) that are frequently accented with gold. 

What's Your Favorite Dress Style?
There are hundreds of different countries across the globe, each with their own unique wedding fashions and styles. A full list of the myriad of different bridal styles would be far too long to discuss in a single blog post, but these few examples should provide a general look at some of the different styles brides wear throughout the world.

What is your favorite wedding dress style? Do you prefer ornate ball gowns, slim and sleek gowns, fun and flirty dresses, one-shoulder, strapless, long-sleeve, or something else? 

No matter what your fancy is, you're sure to find a dress you love at our bridal salon in South Florida. We are proud to offer a great selection of dresses as stunning and unique as the brides who wear them. If you are shopping for wedding dresses in West Palm Beach, call 561-793-4633 to schedule your private appointment at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches!

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