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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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

The Do's and Don'ts of Wedding Thank You Cards

When your wedding is over and you've returned from your honeymoon, your duties as the bride aren't quite over yet. You know all those wonderful gifts that everyone gave you? Show your gratitude by sending out thank you cards. Today's blog from your favorite bridal boutique in South Florida offers some advice on do's and don'ts when it comes to those wedding thank yous.

Wedding Thank You Card Do's 


Here are a few things you want to make sure you do when writing out your thank you cards.

1. Start writing the cards early. 
Depending on how many attendees you had at your wedding, and those that didn't attend, but sent gifts, you're likely going to have a lot of thank you notes to write. Start early, like as soon as you get back from your honeymoon, and don't try to get them all done in one day.

2. Make each thank you card personalized. 
While it may take extra time, it's important add at least one personal note about the gift someone gave you. This seems much more grateful and less like an obligation.

3. Include your new spouse. 
The gifts were for the both of you, in celebration of your union together. Therefore, be sure to include your new spouse in the thank you card writing process. You can divide and conquer, and avoid going crazy with all those thank yous.

4. Use your best handwriting. 
While it may get tiresome writing all those thank you notes, don't let your handwriting get sloppy. It might be best to spread out the notes over a few days so that you don't get burnt out and lazy.

Wedding Thank You Card Don'ts 


Below are a few things you want to make sure not to do when it comes time to write your thank you cards.

1. Don't wait too long to send out thank you cards. 
Be sure to send out your thank you cards in a timely manner. Ideally, you should send them out within 12 weeks of the wedding. If you plan to use a photo from the wedding with the card, be sure to order prints as soon as your photos are received.

2. Don't overthink it; keep it simple. 
You don't have to write a short novel to show your gratitude. Keep the cards to about 4 sentences. These people already know how special they are to you because you asked them to be a part of your big day!

3. Don't forget to send cards to those who gave cash. 
Weddings are expensive, and so are honeymoons, so sometimes cash is the best gift of all that you can receive. When writing your thank yous, don't forget to include those people who gave you cash - and be sure to let them know how you plan on spending (or saving) the money.

4. Don't forget to send thank yous to everyone who attended.
Whether your wedding guests got you a gift or not, it's important to acknowledge their attendance and thank them for coming. Often times if you have a destination wedding, them spending the money to get their is enough.

Before you start worrying about your wedding thank yous, make sure you have everything else set for your wedding, including the perfect bridal gown. At Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, we offer a wide selection of affordable wedding dresses in Florida. Call 561-793-4633 today to book your appointment to try on dresses with us!

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Friday, November 17, 2017

5 Tips for Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

One of the most important and most exciting aspects of the wedding planning process is deciding what to wear. There's nothing more fun than trying on wedding gowns in front of your family and friends! But how do you find the perfect dress for your big day? Follow these tips from the best bridal shop in South Florida:

1. Find Some Inspiration Online. 


Before you even step foot into the bridal salon, do some online searches to get an idea of what you like best. Think about shape, fabric textures, details and embellishments. Browsing some gowns ahead of time will help you focus so that you're not completely overwhelmed when you walk into a wedding dress store.

2. Choose an Ideal Vibe for the Big Day. 


The overall feel and vibe of the wedding will affect your wedding dress selection. Are you doing a daytime wedding or night time wedding? Indoor or outdoor? Winter or Summer? Are you going for the garden goddess or palace princess feel? You want to choose a dress that not only fits your personal style, but also your wedding backdrop.

3. Consider Different Colors. 


The traditional white wedding dress isn't for everyone. Today's wedding dress styles offer a variety of different colors, from creme to champagne. Just as the shape of the dress accentuates your figure, the hues of the fabric will accentuate your skin tone. Try on several different shades to see what looks and photographs well on you.

4. Limit Your Shopping Entourage. 


While it may seem like you want to have all your besties there to help you pick out your wedding dress, the more people you have, the more opinions you can have. You're likely to be overwhelmed on your own, that you don't want too many people to add to the confusion. It's recommended that you bring two to three people with you.

5. Keep an Open Mind. 


Often times, brides walk into a bridal salon with a pretty detailed idea of their perfect dress. Then they end up walking out with something completely different. Be sure to keep an open mind during the dress shopping process. Trust the professionals the suggest a certain dress for you, even if it's not your choice. Wedding gowns look completely different on you than they do on the rack.

Book your appointment at our Royal Palm Beach bridal salon today by calling 561-793-4633. We offer a wide selection of affordable wedding gowns in Florida. Follow these tips, grab your friends and family, and come find the perfect attire for your special day! We can't wait to help you find the perfect wedding dress!

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Creating Your Wedding Day Timeline

The biggest day of your life is finally here, and of course you want it to go off without a hitch. Creating a wedding day timeline is an important step in the wedding planning process. Having a good estimate about when certain aspects of the ceremony and reception should happen will help keep the day organized. A wedding planner or at least an event coordinator the day of can help you keep to your wedding day timeline.  Keep reading for some tips from your favorite bridal store in South Florida on creating the perfect timeline for your wedding day!


1. Create a Timeline from Scratch. 


Sure, you can Google wedding day timelines and come up with plenty of options. However, your wedding day is a unique situation, created just for you. Instead of trying to copy someone else's timeline and make changes, you should start your wedding day timeline from scratch. Use your ceremony time for a starting point, then add in events and tasks that need to be completed prior to that time and after that time.


2. Allow Plenty of Extra Time. 


When creating a wedding timeline, even if your wedding isn't until the evening, think early! You want to allow plenty of time to prepare for the ceremony and the reception. There's no such thing as getting ready too soon - hair and makeup can take a long time. Pictures are bound to take more time than you think, especially if you want them taken at more than one location. Be prepared for a long, but awesome day!

3. Consult a Wedding Planner & Event Coordinator. 


It's your special day and you need to be able to enjoy it. Consult a wedding planner or event coordinator when creating your timeline. They have the knowledge and experience to advise you on how long certain tasks and events should take. These experts are key in making your wedding day a success! Not only can they help you in the pre-wedding planning, but they'll be there the day of to make sure your wedding timeline runs smoothly. You won't have to worry about keeping everyone on track because your event coordinator will keep things moving the way they should.

Other Things to Keep in Mind 


When creating your timeline, there are few things to keep in mind, some things that are out of your control. Here's a list of considerations to contemplate and questions to ask yourself as you're organizing the timeline:
  • Guests will arrive early; be sure to have everything ready to go no less than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony start time. 
  • Do you want to have a receiving line? 
  • If you have separate venues for the ceremony and reception, the time for transportation and logistics will need to be added into your timeline. 
  • What time can you get into the reception hall and by what time do you have to be out of it? 
  • The ideal length for a reception is about 6 hours: an hour for cocktails, 2 hours for dinner and 3 hours for dancing!
  • How many hours does your photography package cover? 
  • Do you want a long or short cocktail hour? 
  • Don't make your guests wait too long to eat. If you can't get to the reception quickly due to photos, etc. be sure to have some hors d'oeuvres to keep your guests occupied. 
  • How many people are giving toasts? 
  • Are you doing a first dance, father/daughter dance and mother/son dance? 
  • How long/late will the DJ or band play? 
  • Are you playing any games at the reception, doing a bouquet toss or garter throw? 

Each of these pieces of your wedding day puzzle are going to take time to complete, so be sure to add details to your timeline. Just don't get too carried away planning things down to the very minute. 

Whether you've started creating your wedding day timeline yet or not, it's never to early to search for your dream dress. At Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, we offer a variety of gorgeous wedding gowns at affordable prices. Make an appointment to come visit our bridal boutique in Royal Palm Beach by calling 561-793-4633. 

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Dresses Perfect for a Winter Wonderland Wedding

The holiday season is approaching and a popular wedding theme for this time of year is a winter wonderland. For those of you that are from up North and are traveling back home for your wedding this winter, it's the perfect theme. Even if you're getting married in Southern Florida, an indoor wedding could easily be transformed into a gorgeous winter wonderland. Today's blog from your favorite bridal boutique in Florida features some of our gowns that would be perfect for a winter wedding.


Kimberly Wedding Dress

This princess ballgown features a sweetheart neckline and Alencon lace on tulle. A wide hemline and decorative horsehair bands trim the edge of the skirt. A zipper back closure trimmed in covered buttons completes the look. It's available in 3 lengths: 55", 58" and 61". Color options include white, ivory and ivory/creme.

Kiara Wedding Dress

This classic bridal ballgown features a dazzling crystallized bodice on a tulle skirt. Embroidered appliques and horsehair trim accent the skirt of this beautiful wedding gown. It's available in 3 lengths: 55", 58" and 61". Color options include white, ivory and ivory/champagne.


Katherine Wedding Dress

This romantic long sleeved soft tulle ballgown is accented with Alencon lace. Gored insets add fullness to the skirt. A delicate illusion back trimmed in covered buttons completes the look. A removable moonstone beaded net belt is included. Color options include white, ivory and ivory/rose. 

Mahala Wedding Dress

Crystal beaded Venice lace appliques accent the sheer neckline and bodice of this classic bridal beauty. Tulle over sparkle net adds dimension to the skirt. An open keyhole back completes the look. Matching satin bodice lining is included. It's available in 3 lengths: 55", 58" and 61". Color options include white, ivory and ivory/light gold.


Maya Wedding Dress

Breathtaking beauty best describes this stunning ballgown. Delicate beaded Alencon lace appliques adorn the bodice of this dress. Illusion sleeves and layers of organza create a soft dreamy skirt. Covered buttons along the back complete the look. Color options include diamond white and ivory/champagne.

Mindy Wedding Dress

Intricate re-embroidered lace appliques with crystal beading accent the sheer sweetheart bodice on this flounced tulle ball gown. The matching satin bodice lining is included on this gorgeous gown. It's available in 3 lengths: 55', 58" and 61". Color options include white, ivory and ivory/light gold.

Haven't found your dream dress for your winter wedding yet? Make an appointment at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches today by calling 561-793-4633. At our bridal salon in Royal Palm Beach, we offer an exceptional selection of wedding gowns and bridal accessories at very attractive prices. We have something to help every bride make her dreams of being a princess on her big day a reality!

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