Thursday, June 30, 2016

Fashion Fun for the Men in Your Wedding

Making sure a bride finds the perfect wedding dress is the mission of our South Florida bridal boutique, followed by outfitting the bridesmaids, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, and the flower girl. Once that's taken care of, there is a very special man and his groomsmen who need some fabulous fashions too!

Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches has a few ideas on how to add a some extra pizzazz to what the men in your wedding will be wearing. If you want them to stand out a bit from the average suit, try some of these fun possibilities.


Be mindful of the season

When you are picking out wedding fashions for the men in your wedding, don't forget how miserably hot a tuxedo can be in mid-July at an outdoor ceremony. If that's what you want the men to wear, consider getting married where it is air conditioned. 

If going a little more casual is a possibility, choose a lighter material for their suit jackets, or skip the jackets altogether and simply have them wear a nice shirt with suspenders and a bow tie. 

Jazz up the boutonniere

There are lots of whimsical things that you can use instead of flowers for the men's boutonnieres. Succulents feel a bit more masculine for some gentlemen in place of petals, yet still look elegant. Follow the wedding's theme and incorporate a shell or starfish for a beach wedding, or possibly some feathers if you will be featuring love birds. 

The season you are getting married in is another great place for inspiration. Colorful leaves are perfect in the fall, and winter boutonnieres could have sprigs of evergreen. If you want to be a bit more offbeat, use the groom's hobby and make boutonnieres from fishing hooks or action figures.    


Add some color

Generally, the groomsmen are dressed in neutrals, and it's the bridesmaids that are decked out in your wedding colors. Colored suits may be too much for you, but adding a few pops of color here and there in the men's fashions can look amazing. 

Ties, vests, and even suspenders are an easy way to do this, but if you would like to be more subtle, give the guys brightly colored or wildly patterned socks that only peek out of their pants legs occasionally. You can even put them in bold undershirts that don't come out until the reception dancing gets really intense. 

Extra attention for the Groom

Your soon-to-be husband needs to stand out from the pack, so give his look extra attention. After all, he will be standing next to a woman in a fabulous bridal gown all day. 

Rather than matching him exactly to the groomsmen, think about putting him in another color completely. If he will be wearing the same outfit as his wedding party, make his "something fun" from above bigger than the groomsmen's. He should stand out fabulously just like you will on this special day. 



The way that the men in your wedding are dressed is completely up to the personality and style of the couple getting married. Only you can decide where you want your wedding fashions to fall on the scale of traditional to non-traditional. 

The consultants at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches are full of excellent advice. Your questions are always welcome, and the staff at our West Palm Beach wedding dress store are happy to help whenever we can. Your wedding day is a very special one. Have some fun with it!




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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Helpful Advice for the Indecisive Bride

Some people know exactly what they want and have no trouble making a decision about it. Others worry excessively over the tiniest details, making it very difficult to decide on anything. 

At Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, we know that your wedding is important to you, but staying calm and enjoying the process is important too. Here is some advice to help put everything into perspective, ease the worry, and hopefully make the decision-making a little easier.


Avoid conflicting opinions

If you are already having a hard time deciding on which wedding dress is "the one," a fitting room full of people that can't agree on anything will only hinder the process. When you go shopping, only bring along 1-2 extremely honest friends to help you out, preferably ones that share your likes and style. 

Bring in a fresh eye

After a while, after looking at the numerous choices available to you, everything begins to blur together. When it gets overwhelming, take a break. Step away from the decision at hand for a while, then come back fresh. If that doesn't work, ask someone else to take a look. There may be a pattern in the things that you have picked out that a fresh, unbiased eye will notice. This can help you to zone in on the best answer. 


Narrow down the choices

Going into the wedding planning process knowing that you are indecisive is a good reason to not look too much. Try to only give yourself a maximum of three things to pick from at a time. The less you give yourself to choose from, the easier the decision will be. If you aren't 100% happy with what you picked out, add a couple of more choices to the mix. 


Ask questions... LOTS of questions!

The more you know, the clearer a decision will be. When you are unsure, ask the experts any and all questions that you are curious about. One of those answers may be exactly what you need to make the final selection.

Trust the consultants

When it comes to wedding dress shopping, our knowledgeable bridal consultants have been trained and educated in everything that you could possibly need to know, plus, they do this every day and see a lot of different situations. Use their experience and opinions to guide you. If you are having trouble making decisions in other areas of your wedding planning, hire a wedding coordinator.  


Trust your gut

Most of the bigger decisions that you will make about your wedding day will have an emotional connection tied to them. Sometimes it's not an analytical decision that needs to be made, but a personal one that you will feel. Turn your brain off for a minute and listen to your heart, or gut, or whatever part of you is speaking the loudest. 

Once you find it, stop looking!

When you get that special feeling about something that you have picked out, get it and stop looking. Adding choices to a decision that has already been made will only make you doubt yourself. 


In the big scheme of things, any decisions that you make about the wedding are small ones. The big, important decision that should have taken the most consideration was saying "Yes" when he proposed, and that one has already been happily decided. 

The best advice that you will get from our West Palm Beach bridal boutique is this: Don't sweat the small stuff. Take the pressure off of yourself, make one decision at a time, and always remember that this time in your life should be fun and full of happy memories. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here for you with all of the advice you need to find the wedding dress of your dreams. Make an appointment, take a deep breath, put on a smile, and we'll get started.   




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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Superb Summer Wedding Tips & Ideas

Summer officially begins next week, June 20, 2016. Today we've decided to offer a few of our favorite tips for summer weddings. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is an expert when it comes to your wedding fashions for every season, and over the years, we've picked up some great ideas to share with you.




Outdoor Events

We recently wrote a blog full of helpful ideas for an outdoor wedding. Summer weather calls to many people to get outside and enjoy the beauty of nature, but sometimes the days can get too hot for comfort. Make arrangements for ways that your guests can cool off if this happens. Programs that double as fans are helpful, covered, shaded areas can provide relief, and lots of water for everyone is a must.   

To keep your decor from melting or wilting away, think of alternatives to use in place of cut flowers. Broach bouquets are gorgeous and require no special care to keep looking fresh. Outdoor reception tables can incorporate vibrant summer fruits or floating candles as centerpieces. Plants that are easy to care for, like succulents, make lovely decorations too.



Go Indoors

Summer weddings are not required to take place outdoors. Don't pass up on that gorgeous ballroom you have always loved because people expect you to get married outside. Indoor weddings mean you don't have to make backup arrangements because of rain or extreme heat. If you are afraid you will miss out on the seasonal beauty, look for a venue with large windows and a breathtaking view. 


Staying Stylish

Whether you are indoors or outdoors, the clothing that you choose for everyone in your wedding party should be lighter and airier in the summer months. It's the perfect time for bare shoulders, lighter materials, and shorter hems. Don't forget the fellas. It's cruel to expect them to wear a heavy tuxedo jacket for long periods of time, especially if the ceremony and reception are outdoors. 



Fun Favor Ideas

Use the season to influence the types of wedding favors that you give to your guests. Sunglasses can be personalized and are the perfect item to be used all summer long. Drink koozies are a popular favor that will keep canned or bottled beverages cold. Flip-flops always come in handy in the summer, and using them as a wedding favor allows your guests to kick off their dress shoes while dancing and get comfortable.  


Light Refreshments

People tend to eat lighter during warm weather because a belly full of heavy foods is never comfortable on a hot day. Light foods still satisfy hunger, but without making a person feel weighed down and uncomfortable.

Chilled foods are also a welcome sight on a hot day. Fresh fruits, shrimp cocktail, and cheese trays are a nice, light way to start. When it comes to dessert, sno-cones or an ice cream bar will work nicely next to the wedding cake.   




If you are having a hard time finding the perfect fashions for your summertime South Florida wedding, or any other season, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches can help you narrow down the choices and find exactly what you need. No matter which season you choose to say, "I do," we'll make sure you look your very best. 





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10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
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Thursday, June 9, 2016

5 Helpful Tips to Find Bridesmaid Dresses Everyone Will Love

The biggest selection of the most fabulous bridesmaid dresses in South Florida are waiting for your bridal party at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches. With all of the different styles, colors, and types of gowns available, it can be difficult to find a design that all of the women in your wedding are satisfied with. The following tips will help to ensure that everybody finds something they will be happy to wear. 


Narrow down the choices

The first thing that you will want to do is to limit the amount of dresses that your bridesmaids have to choose from. The fewer the choices, the less fighting over favorites. Use the style of the wedding gown that you will be wearing to guide the style of dress that your attendants will wear. Keep the season and the location of the wedding in mind so that the gowns are comfortable in the weather you are expecting. 

When you begin shopping for bridesmaid dresses, only take 1 or 2 girls from the wedding party along with you, especially if you have a very large amount of bridesmaids. It will be much easier to agree on a few favorites to show the entire group. Also, remember to pay attention to pricing and what your friends can afford.

Make if a fun

Before heading out for that initial shopping trip, get everyone together, grab a pile of wedding magazines, and have a dress-picking party. Everyone can tear out their favorite fashions, giving you a good idea of dresses to look for that will please the group. 

When you are ready to take the whole bridal party to the store, make it a special day. Rent a limo to drive you to your appointment, pop some champagne, and get ready to put on a runway show for each other. When you come in for your appointment at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, you will all have our undivided attention and amazing fashion knowledge at your disposal. This is a special time for you and your friends, and we are here to make sure you enjoy it. 


Mix it up

Another easy way to make sure everyone is excited about the bridesmaid gowns at your wedding is to let everyone pick out a different one. Having a variety of dresses next to you at the altar is a very popular trend. Tie the different types of gowns together by ordering them all in the same color, different shades of a main color, or complimentary colors. 

Shop early

The dresses that you decide on will most likely need to be ordered. Shop early enough that they will arrive well before the wedding day. This will leave plenty of time to have alterations made and to find the perfect accessories. 

Be flexible

This is your day, but you aren't the one that has to wear the bridesmaid dress. Keep an open mind when it comes to the decision making. The women in your bridal party are your close friends and family. They would not be there if you didn't care about each other. Trust that they will make good decisions that you can be happy with. The final decision is the bride's, but listen to the bridesmaids' input.  


Happy girls are the most beautiful, so finding bridesmaid dresses that everyone in your bridal party will love is important. Our bridal boutique in West Palm Beach knows all of the tips and tricks for finding gowns that bring out the best in the woman wearing it. You can trust Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches to help you find the perfect fashions for your wedding. 



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Friday, June 3, 2016

7 Tips for a Successful Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment

Making an appointment at our Bridal Boutique in West Palm Beach is the best way to find exactly what you are looking for. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is an exclusive store that is accessible by appointment only. If you simply stop by the shop, you run the risk of not getting to try on the gorgeous gowns that we carry.


Making the appointment is only the first step to a rewarding wedding dress shopping experience. Here are a few tips to make sure that your visit to our bridal gown store in South Florida is a successful one.

1. Ask questions, both before and during the appointment.

Preparation is the key to your appointment running smoothly and successfully. When you book it, find out how much time you should plan on being here. Generally, it will take about an hour, but could go longer. Also inquire about styles, colors, and sizes that are in stock, and know the forms of payment accepted and the amount of time it will take to order a gown. 

During your appointment, the consultant will be on hand to answer any and all dress questions that you may have. That means don't hesitate, now is the right time to ask them all.  

2. Have an idea of what you are looking for.

Do a bit of research before your appointment. Scan wedding magazines and browse online. When you see styles that you love, bring the pictures along with you. This will help you and the consultant narrow down which dresses to begin with. 

3. Manage your time wisely.

Show up on time for your appointment, ready to get started. You get our complete and undivided attention while you are here, but if you arrive late, there is a chance that your shopping experience may have to be cut short because of another scheduled appointment. We allow plenty of time for each bride to shop, but if you are not on time, we cannot take time away from another bride because of that. 

Communication is very important too. If you know that you will not be able to make your appointment at the scheduled time, call us and we will discuss a solution. Time that you schedule and do not use is taking time away from another woman that needs to find her gown too.


4. Come in ready to dress-up.

We ask that every bride come in wearing the proper undergarments to allow trying on dresses. If you already have the shoes you will wear on the wedding day, bring those with you. It helps to at least wear the size of heel that you expect to wear on the wedding day. 

The same goes for accessories. Any heirloom pieces of jewelry that you will be wearing, or if you will be wearing the veil that has been passed down for generations in your family, have those with you. You will want to make sure that the dress you choose works well with them. 

5. Only bring helpful people.

It is very important to be picky when you choose your wedding dress shopping entourage. Keep the group to a minimum, and only allow people to join you that are truly helpful, have a positive attitude, and have your best interests at heart.   

6. Avoid bringing children, and leave pets at home. 

We do not allow pets in the boutique, so leave your four-legged friends at home. We do allow children, but having them at your appointment is discouraged. Kids tend to have much shorter attention spans than adults, and an hour of watching you try on gowns will probably bore them. 

Having to entertain a child when you should be concentrating on finding the perfect wedding dress is too much of a distraction for you to make a good decision. If you must bring children to your appointment, make sure that someone in your entourage is in charge of keeping them entertained so you won't have to. 


7. Don't take photos. 

Our policy does not allow pictures to be taken during a session. Sending someone a photo of a dress on the small screen of your cell phone does not do it justice. It could bring negative comments for a dress that looks amazing in person, discouraging you from getting what you really like. 

Another problem with taking pictures of all of the dresses that you try on is that after the appointment, you can miss the best dress in that multitude of photos that you are flipping back through. Finding your dream bridal gown is an emotional decision, not necessarily an analytical one. Go with the dress that you feel beautiful in when you have it on. Once you get that feeling, stop looking because you've found "the one."


Our South Florida bridal boutique is filled with amazing wedding dresses in many styles. The tips above will help to make sure that you will come in with an idea of what you want and leave with exactly what you need. You can make an appointment to shop at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches by calling 561-793-4633. We look forward to helping you make your wedding day as special as possible. 


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10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


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561-793-4633
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