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.

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest


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!

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest



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!

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest

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!

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest

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!

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest

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. 

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest

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!

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest

Thursday, October 26, 2017

4 Things to Bring with You When Wedding Dress Shopping

Wedding dress shopping involves more than just showing up for your appointment at our bridal salon in Royal Palm Beach. You'll want to come equipped with a few things, such as the proper undergarments and an open mind. Keep reading for a list of items you'll want to be sure to bring along with you when shopping for that perfect bridal gown.

1. Photos of Dresses You Like. 


There's no doubt that you've been dreaming of what your wedding dress will look like from the moment you got engaged, and possibly even before that. Bring dress ideas with you to help your consultant get an idea of what styles you like. However, be sure to keep an open mind. If you come in wanting a specific style dress, and then try it on and don't like the way it looks on you, you're going to be disappointed. Bring photos of dresses you like, but don't get your heart set on something before trying several dresses on.


2. Your Wedding Shoes. 


You should bring your wedding shoes, or at least shoes of the same height, with you to your appointment. You want to see what the dress will look like on you with the added height from the shoes. You may not have picked out the exact pair you'll want to wear on your special day, as you want them to match the dress well. However, you don't want the dress to be way too long or way too short on the big day.

3. The Proper Undergarments. 


Be sure to wear underwear that you don't mind the consultant seeing. You will be trying on several different dresses and are going to need help getting them on and zipped up. Therefore, you might want to rethink the thong that you normally wear. You also want to wear the proper bra. You likely want something strapless, as many dresses are either strapless or have thing straps, but be sure to have something with a little support too. The type of bra you wear could affect how the dress fits your bust.

4. Hair Ties or Clips. 


Unless you have short hair, be sure to bring something to get your hair up off your neck. You want to be able to see what the neckline of the gown looks like on you, especially if you're planning on an up-do for your wedding day. You also don't want to be constantly holding it out of the way as you try on different dresses. Hair caught in the zipper of the dress is never good.

If you're looking for that perfect wedding dress and haven't made an appointment at our South Florida bridal boutique yet, give us a call at 561-793-4633. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches offers a variety of wedding gowns and accessories at attractive prices. Our promise is to offer brides a truly enjoyable experience with our expertise and the full resources of the bridal salon. We can't wait to help you find the perfect dress for your special day!

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest


Friday, October 20, 2017

5 Unique Ideas for Your Holiday Wedding

The holiday season will be here before you know it, and if you're planning a winter wedding, now's the time to start finalizing all your plans. Whether you're getting married in the snowy mountains somewhere or right here in Florida, there are a variety of holiday themed ideas you could incorporate into your event. Today's blog from Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches offers some unique holiday wedding ideas that you can use for your winter wedding. If the holiday season is your favorite time of year, then this blog is for you. Enjoy!

1. Incorporate Some Holiday Bling. 


After you've found the perfect dress at our South Florida bridal salon, it's time to accessorize. If you're having a holiday wedding, consider adding a pop of red to your wedding attire. Red shoes or some red jewelry really shout holidays. If you're going for something a little more subtle, find some snowflake jewelry and maybe do some light blue or silver sparkly shoes.

2. Get Festive with the Table Decorations.


Instead of having flowers everywhere, we creative with the table decorations. Add a sense of festive abundance to the reception tables by using non-floral centerpieces. Grab some classic silver or gold ornaments to stick in clear vases or jars. Use votives, candlesticks and pine cones to add to the holiday feel. Strings of lights can also make the tables and chairs look more festive.

3. Add Christmas Music to the Playlist. 


Bring in the holiday cheer with some of your favorite Christmas tunes. Mix them in with your fun line dances and traditional wedding slow dance songs to change the mood and get everyone in the holiday spirit. If children will be attending the wedding, be sure to include Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman!

4. Serve Up Some Holiday Treats.


While you can't go without delicious wedding cake, consider getting a smaller cake and also serving mini pumpkin pie or apple pie tarts. Think about your favorite holiday foods and try to incorporate them into the menu. Don't leave out the drinks. Serve a delicious apple cider or hot cocoa, and you can even spike it for those guests 21 and up! A sparkling cranberry winter cocktail is also a great, simple option - just mix cranberry juice and sparkling wine!

5. Cozy, Winter Party Favors. 


Treat your guests with a cozy little gift. Make bags of hot cocoa mix to pass out to your guests or s'mores kits for them to enjoy at a later date. A mini box of holiday chocolates is also a great idea. Send your guests away with both a memory of a great night at your wedding and some holiday cheer.

If you don't already have your dress picked out, head on over to our bridal boutique in the Palm Beaches. We offer a wide variety of affordable dresses, so you're sure to find something perfect for your winter wedding. Give us a call at 561-793-4633 to book an appointment today!

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest

Thursday, October 12, 2017

How to Create a Budget for Your Wedding

Weddings are one of the most expensive things you'll ever have to pay for. The costs can easily spiral out of control if you're not sticking to a budget. Today's blog from your favorite South Florida bridal boutique offers some tips for creating a wedding budget.

1. Be on the Same Page as Your Spouse.


When coming up with a budget for your wedding, a day you've been dreaming about since  you were a little girl, it's easy to get carried away. Be sure to discuss the budget with your future husband to make sure you're both on the same page. Once you're married, you won't be the only one calling the shots on your finances anymore.

2. Don't Go Into Debt.


One of the most important things to keep in mind when creating a wedding budget is that you don't want to go into debt. Consider what you can reasonably afford without racking up the credit cards. If you don't have enough cash to pull off the wedding you want, consider extending your engagement to allow time to save more into a wedding account.


3. Ask Parents If They are Willing to Pitch In.


Traditionally, the parents would pay for the wedding or at least help with it; today that's not as common. Talk to both sets of parents and see if they would be willing to help out in any way. Maybe they would be kind enough to pay for the decorations or the DJ, just a small piece of the budget. Every little bit can help.

4. Come Up with a Guest Count.


One of the most expensive pieces of the wedding budget comes down to the reception. Depending on how many guests you have, the cost of the food will take up a large portion of your budget. It's best to come up with a guest list before too much of the planning is underway. You need a realistic idea of how many people to plan for in your budget.

5. Do Preliminary Research on Costs.


Unless you are working with a wedding planner, you likely have no idea how much each piece of a wedding typically costs. Do some research on average costs in the area that you're planning to get married. Larger cities will typically incur higher vendor costs. Get an idea of what it might cost before you determine what your budget is for each different category.

6. Cut Your Proposed Budget by 10%.


Once you've come up with an ideal budget amount for the entire wedding. Cut that number down by 10%. This will allow you to go a little over budget, which tends to happen when pulling off the wedding that you want.

7. Make a List of Priorities.


When allocating the wedding budget to each vendor, it's important to determine what your priorities are. What do you have to have at your wedding, and what are you willing to make a compromise on? When you take extra money to cover a top priority, you're going to have to take some from somewhere else. You need to have an idea of what those lesser priorities are.


8. Book the Venue First.


Arguably the most important piece of the wedding puzzle is the venue. You can't have a wedding without a venue. Therefore, it's important that you book your venue first. In addition, some venues come with extras such as tables, linens, dinnerware, event planners, caterers, photographers, etc. Be sure to determine what your venue offers before hiring outside vendors.

9. Hire the Caterer Second.


One wedding aspect that you do not want to skimp on is the catering. People are going to remember how the food was at your wedding, and you want to make sure it's good things they are saying. This is why it's important to book the caterer early on as well.

Once you have your budget set, it's time to move on to the next steps in the wedding planning process. You can start spending that budget! One of the most fun pieces of the budget to spend is that for your wedding dress. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help you find the perfect gown from our wide selection of wedding dresses in Florida. Give us a call at 561-793-4633 to setup an appointment at our bridal salon in Royal Palm Beach.

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest





Thursday, October 5, 2017

Who to Bring with You When Wedding Dress Shopping

The best part of the wedding planning process is choosing the dress. Your wedding day is one of the most spectacular days of your life and you want to look amazing. While you want to pick a dress that you love, you'll want some friends and family by your side to help you make the decision. Today's blog addresses who you should consider bringing with you to our bridal boutique in the Palm Beaches.

Mother of the Bride 


Probably the most important person to bring along with you during your Florida wedding dress shopping trip is your mom. Growing up, mom always helped you learn how to make the right decisions. Now she can be by your side while you try on those beautiful gowns and help you decide which look is best for you.

Mother of the Groom


While it's obvious you want your own mom there to help you find the perfect dress, be sure to include your soon-to-be husband's mom as well. Her baby boy is getting married, and it's important to make her feel welcome and needed too.

Maid of Honor


Aside from your mom, your maid of honor has been there for you a lot. Who better to help you choose the perfect wedding gown than her? If she's a true friend, she'll be able to be honest about how you look in the dresses you try on. You may even find cute bridesmaid dresses while you're searching for your perfect dress.

Sisters


If you have sisters or the groom has sisters, you may want to include them as well. There's a special bond between sisters, and they typically have no problem telling you like it is either. They would make a great addition to your wedding dress shopping team.



Who NOT to Bring 


The most important thing to remember when asking people to go wedding dress shopping with you is that you don't want too many different opinions. The more opinions you have, the harder the choice of which dress to get is going to be. While it may be tempting to bring all 6 of your bridesmaids, less is definitely more in this scenario. Keep the number of people down to 3-4, so that it stays fun and not stressful. Only consider bringing those people who's opinion matters to you the most.

Once you've chosen your entourage to accompany you on the exciting wedding dress hunt, it's time to make an appointment. Give Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches a call at 561-793-4633. We offer an exceptional variety of wedding gowns at our South Florida bridal store. Our selection offers something for every bride!

A Boutique with Exceptional Gowns at Attractive Prices

10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4


Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
561-793-4633
Visit our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com

Like us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on LinkedIn
Follow us on Google+
Follow us on Instagram
Follow us on Pinterest