Friday, December 23, 2016

5 New Year's Resolutions for the Bride-To-Be

In addition to being one of the most thrilling days in your entire life, your wedding will likely also be one of the busiest and biggest events you'll ever host. Preparing for your wedding is incredibly exciting, but it's also a great deal of work. Taking the time to carefully organize things ahead of time can save a great deal of time (and tears) down the road. If you are planning a wedding in 2017, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches has put together a list of New Year's Resolutions for you to help you stay on track as you prepare for your big day.


New Year's Resolutions For Brides Planning Their Weddings

1. I Will Prepare The Guest List Before Anything Else.
While building your guest list may not be as exciting as shopping for dresses or touring potential venues, it is crucial that you do it first. The number of guests you plan to have at your wedding will impact all other aspects of the planning process. For example, your guest list will directly determine what size of venue you need, the venue you choose will dictate the formality of the attire you wear, the formality of your attire will impact the types of invitations you'll want to use, etc.

2. I Will Not Feel Guilty For Planning The Wedding My Partner And I Want.
Your wedding is a truly special event. You and your partner will never have the chance to live this day again, so you should have the freedom to make your day whatever you want it to be. Unfortunately, close family members may have strong opinions regarding what your day should look like and - worse - may try to influence you during the planning process. Remember, it's your wedding. You and your groom-to-be shouldn't have to apologize for planning the wedding you want.

3. I Will Trust My Vendors To Do Their Jobs.
The vendors and other wedding professionals you work with are there to make your day run smoothly. After careful consideration, you will hire your favorite professionals to make your big day even more special. Once you have chosen whom you want to take part in your big day, it's important that you step back and give them the space and freedom they need to do their jobs well. Micromanaging their performances will only create unnecessary stress for everyone involved.

4. I Will Take Time To Enjoy My Ceremony And Reception.
Even with the most in-depth advance planning, there are still a lot of details that need attention on your actual wedding day, such as organizing pictures and coordinating various events and activities. Rather than attempting to take care of all of it yourself, hire a wedding coordinator or appoint a trusted friend or family member to handle these details on your big day. You'll thank yourself later!

5. I Will Find My Dream Dress At Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches!
Our bridal boutique in South Florida is the perfect place to shop for a wedding dress in Palm Beach. With our wide variety of exquisite gowns, we're sure to have a dress that will perfectly match your unique personality and style. We would love to help you find your dream dress! Call us at 561-793-4633 to book your private appointment with our bridal consultant. We look forward to serving you!


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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Wedding Dress Trends For 2017

2016 is drawing to a close. It's been a fantastic year filled with lots of great memories, but now it is time to look forward into the next year for a new set of adventures. If you are one of the thousands of couples getting engaged this month, planning a wedding is probably jumping to the top of your priorities list for 2017. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help you find your dream wedding gown. Keep reading to learn more about the wedding dress trends for the coming year.


Skin-Baring Necklines

As the weather warms up, we expect some of last year's hottest fashion trends to continue into the New Year. Some of the most popular choices include off-the-shoulder gowns and deep V necklines. Popular designers are leaning towards skin-baring choices that allow brides to showcase their best features. Our bridal boutique in Palm Beach Florida offers a variety of off-the-shoulder gowns and dresses with stunning V-necks.

Unique Accents

Accents have been increasing in popularity over the last few years, and we expect to see these features play a prominent role in 2017 wedding gowns. These accents may range from bows and belts to jackets and coverlets. Selecting your bridal accents is the perfect opportunity for you to make a statement about your unique style and personality as a bride. What statement will you make?

Colors

Fall 2017 Bridal Week revealed another upcoming fashion trend: colors. Some brides will be leaning away from the traditional white wedding dress in favor of ivory, soft gold, or even bolder color choices such as blue, red, yellow, and anything else. Whether you opt for a colorful accent or a bright, colorful gown, don't be afraid to play with your colors in 2017.

Boudoir Lace

Finally, another trend we expect to rise in prominence in 2017 is the use of boudoir lace in bridal attire. Whimsical and sexy, boudoir lace offers a subtle but powerful touch to any bridal gown. Its light accents are a perfect way for brides to show off their inner sexiness without opting for such skin-baring options.

As we move into fall of 2017, we expect long sleeves to make a more prominent appearance as well. These may be lacy or solid, but either way, they are sure to be an eye-catching addition to 2017 brides.

Make Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches Your One-Stop-Shop For Wedding Attire

If you're planning a wedding in 2017, we hope you'll consider Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches your resource for bridal attire. We offer a fantastic variety of wedding gowns, from gorgeously classic to stunningly modern. We also offer a great selection of bridesmaid dresses and mother-of-the-bride dresses so everyone in your party can find something to wear.

Our experienced wedding dress consultant in South Florida has a keen eye for fashion and greatly looks forward to helping you find your perfect dress for your special day. Call us today at 561-793-4633 to schedule your private bridal appointment!

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Planning A Wedding: Who Pays For What?

While the average cost of a wedding in the United States is $26,645, many couples typically spend somewhere between $19,984 and $33,306 (source: CostOfWedding.com). With numbers like these, determining whom will pay for what wedding expenses is often near the top on a couple's priority list. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help you make sense of your wedding budget by offering these general guidelines.


Planning Your Wedding Budget

Most people are familiar with the tradition of the groom's family paying for the rehearsal dinner and the bride's family paying for the ceremony and reception (which typically equates to "everything else"). While some families still follow this age-old tradition, many modern couples are looking for ways to divide the financial responsibilities a bit further to make it easier on everyone.

There is no right or wrong way to plan your wedding budget. What matters most is that you and your groom talk openly and honestly about your families' financial situations (as well as your own) so you can determine a wedding budget that will meet your needs.

Who Pays For What?

If your families will be able (and would like) to contribute to the cost of your wedding, the next step will be to determine whom shall be responsible for which costs. It is entirely up to you and your families to identify the strategy that works best for you, but the following breakdown may serve as a general guideline to help you get started.

Bride and/or Bride's Family
  • Engagement party
  • Bridal gown
  • Wedding coordinator
  • Wedding venue & reception venue
  • Announcements, save-the-dates, and invitations
  • Flowers
  • Wedding vendors (musician/DJ, caterer, photographer, etc)
  • Transportation to/from ceremony and reception venues for the bridal party
  • Wedding favors
  • Gifts for the couple
  • Gifts for the bridesmaids

Groom and/or Groom's Family
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Marriage license
  • Bride's engagement ring and couple's wedding rings
  • Officiant's fee and travel costs
  • Wedding night accommodations 
  • Honeymoon
  • Gifts for the couple
  • Gifts for the groomsmen

Other Suggestions

In many modern weddings, the financial burden is further divided by requesting that the bridal party pay for their own attire and, if needed, transportation and lodging. If they are in a position to do so, the bridal party can also cover the costs of the bachelor and bachelorette parties.

Another option is to enlist help from extended family members by requesting that they pay for specific items. The bride's grandmother could pay for the wedding flowers, for example, or the groom's uncle could pay for the caterer. If extended family members wish to be involved, asking them to cover specific expenses in this manner can be a great way for them to get involved without making things overly complicated.

We hope that these suggestions serve as helpful guidelines for you and your groom as you begin the process of building your wedding budget. Remember that they are only suggestions - ultimately, it is up to you and your spouse-to-be to determine the solution that will best work for you and your families.

Find Your Wedding Gown At Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches!

If you are shopping for wedding dresses in South Florida, we would be honored for you to make an appointment at our bridal boutique in Palm Beach. Our by-appointment-only bridal salon has a vast array of gorgeous wedding gowns at attractive prices. For more information about our wedding dresses in Palm Beach, visit our website: BridalCouturePalmBeach.com. We look forward to helping you find the gown of your dreams!

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Warm Up Your Winter Wedding With These Clever Tips

Though spring, summer, and autumn are the most popular wedding seasons, there is something truly whimsical about getting married in the middle of winter - especially during the holidays. In addition to a unique sense of wonder and magic, couples planning winter weddings frequently get to enjoy discounted rates and greater ease reserving venues and booking vendors.


While the advantages are hard to pass up, brides often shy away from planning winter weddings because of a single challenging question that often presents. You've probably already guessed what it is - how will you keep yourself, your bridal party, and your guests warm at at the wedding? Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help.

5 Clever Ways To Warm Up Your Winter Wedding

1. Hand Out Warm Wedding Favors
It is entirely up to you to decide what favors you would like to offer your wedding guests. If you are planning a winter wedding, you can opt for gifts that will help your guests stay warm on your special day. Gloves, scarves, and personalized blankets are all examples of unique favor ideas that your guests can use to keep warm while you say "I do."

2. Offer A Hot Cocoa Bar
When it comes to the types of food and drink you will offer at your receptions, the sky truly is the limit. One fun option is to provide a hot chocolate bar so your guests can warm up with a tasty treat. Offer all the fixings so your guests can customize their cocoa just the way they like it - marshmallows, whipped cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, etc. You can also offer other hot drinks, like spiced apple cider and lattes.

3. Wear Warm Accessories
If you're worried about being cold in your wedding dress, don't be afraid to accessorize with an adorable scarf, shawl, or wrap. You can find warm accessories that will blend into your overall wedding attire, or you can choose bright colors that will accent your bridesmaids' dresses. Wearing long white gloves is another elegant way to keep yourself warm on your special day.

4. Opt For A Long-Sleeve Wedding Dress
Even if you plan to add warm accessories, you may want to shy away from strapless or sleeveless gowns if you are planning a winter wedding. We offer a variety of elegant long-sleeve wedding dresses to help you stay warm on chilly days. Don't be fooled by sleeves that don't appear to hold warmth - you might be surprised by how warm lacy sleeves can be!

5. Gather Around A Crackling Fire
There is something unbelievably cozy about a warm, crackling fire. If you know you will be getting married during a cooler time of year, you may want to look for a wedding and/or reception space that has a fireplace or outdoor space where you could build a bonfire. Don't forget to appoint someone to manage the fire for you when the day arrives - you'll have enough on your mind already!

Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches Is Here For You
Though winters in Florida are much more mild than in many other parts of the States, it's still important to make plans to keep yourself, your bridal party, and your guests warm if you are planning a winter wedding. Our bridal boutique in Palm Beach would be honored to help find the perfect gown for you and dresses for your bridesmaids for your winter wedding. Call 561-973-4633 to book your wedding dress appointment in South Florida today!


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