Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How To Choose Your Bridesmaids: 7 Guidelines

As a bride, one of your most important tasks will be choosing the women to stand beside you on your special day. Of course, your bridal party will ideally do more than stand beside you during the ceremony - they'll also be there to help you make decisions, finish all your DIY prep, and keep you sane when things get a little crazy. 


Choosing the women (or men) to be in your bridal party is a big step, and one that should be given careful consideration. Keep reading to learn some basic guidelines that can help you make the best decision, courtesy of the team at our Palm Beach bridal salon.

1. Think Long-Term
Many friendships tend to come and go. One year you're super close with someone, the next year you drift apart and rarely speak to one another. Your bridal party will be in pictures you keep forever, so we recommend choosing people who have been in your life for years and whom you envision staying close to for a long time.

2. Set Expectations
Being in a wedding is a big responsibility. You'll lean on your wedding party in more ways than one, and it's important that the individuals you choose will be up to the task. When you ask someone to be in your bridal party, give them a heads up on the types of responsibilities their roles will entail. This way, they'll know upfront whether or not they can commit to the task.

3. Look For Responsibility
You'll have enough to worry about on your big day - the last thing you'll want is to end up having to babysit a tipsy bridesmaid. Choose people you can trust to be responsible at the reception, as well as during the preparation process leading up to the big day. 

4. Don't Worry About Expectations
Traditionally, brides chose bridesmaids and grooms chose groomsmen. However, it is not uncommon for modern couples to buck these norms. If you have a male best friend, don't be afraid to ask him to be your "man of honor." Similarly, your groom could have a "groomswoman" or "woman of honor." What matters is that you choose the people who have special meaning in your life, regardless of their genders.

5. Make Your Own Decisions
The people you choose are your bridesmaids. That means that it's your decision. There is no need to allow your decision to be influenced by what your mom has to say, or that you have to ask someone to be your bridesmaid just because they asked you five years ago. Go with your gut - choose the people you believe will be best for the role.

6. Consider Your Fiance
While choosing your bridesmaids is your decision, it will impact your groom. Be considerate and keep his needs/concerns in mind when choosing your bridal party. If your groom can't tolerate your cousin, for example, it may be best to leave her off the list of potential bridesmaids. It is also wise to consider the groomsmen your fiance will choose so that the two of you can select a bridal party that will mesh well together.

7. Find Other Ways To Get People Involved
There are lots of different roles to be filled in a wedding. Though you may not want to ask someone to be your bridesmaid, you could get them involved in other ways by asking them to carry candles, read a passage or poem, or sing a song. 

Contact Us To Find Your Bridesmaid Dresses!
Once you have selected your bridal party, popped the question, and they have accepted the responsibility, the next step is to pick their attire. While you are the star of the show, it's important that your bridesmaids look and feel their best on your special day. Our bridal salon in West Palm Beach has an excellent selection of stunning bridesmaid dresses for you to choose from.

Call Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches at 561-793-4633 to schedule your appointment today!


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Friday, February 17, 2017

7 Tried-And-True Wedding Planning Tips To Help You Get Started

Happy National Wedding Month! As engagement season (Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day) draws to a close, it's time for the lucky brides-to-be to buckle down and begin planning their big days. If you were one of the thousands of couples to get engaged this year, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. These techniques can help you get started on the right track.


7 Tried-And-True Wedding Planning Tips

1. Get Organized
While you may not have a lot to keep track of just yet, it won't be long before your notebook is filled with countless phone numbers, vendor names, availability dates, and tons of other details. Before you begin planning in earnest, determine your organization strategy. Designating a special wedding binder is a popular choice.

2. Identify Your Budget
Every engaged couple will have a wedding budget. It could range anywhere from $1,000 to $30,000 (or more), but it will be a budget nonetheless. Before you delve too deeply into the planning process, talk openly with your groom to determine what your budget will be. Having this conversation early will help you avoid the frustration and disappointment that could come from getting your heart set on a venue, vendor, or dress that is out of your price range.

3. Build Your Guest List
Unless you're planning on a short engagement, it's nowhere near time to send out save-the-dates or invitations. Nevertheless, building a general guest list is one of the most important first steps to take. The size of your guest list will determine countless other factors, such as the size/location of your venue and how you will handle food. 

4. Choose Your Venue
Once you have decided how many people to invite to your wedding, it's time to start shopping for venues. Many venues book several months (or even a year or more) in advance, so it's important to begin this process early. Some venues have contracts with certain vendors, so your choice of venue may also impact the vendors you can use.

5. Establish Open Lines Of Communication
Despite what you may have heard, your wedding isn't only about you - it's about you and your groom. Your wedding celebrates the future relationship you will share together, so it's important that you are both happy with the wedding you plan. Get your fiance involved in the initial planning conversations so that you can devise a plan that will make both of you happy.

6. Divide And Conquer
Planning a wedding is a lot of work. If you try to do it all yourself, you'll likely end up feeling stressed out, overworked, and burnt out. Instead of making yourself crazy, divide your to-do list between you and your groom. You may also be able to delegate certain tasks to close friends or family members like your mom, your sister, or your maid of honor.

7. Start Dress Shopping!
It's important to give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect dress. We recommend beginning your search at least 9 months in advance of your wedding date. Do your research ahead of time to identify the styles and designers you are drawn to, select your entourage carefully, and then head to your favorite bridal boutique in Palm Beach to get the process started! You can read more dress shopping tips here.

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

Our bridal salon in South Florida is here to help you find the wedding dress you've been dreaming about. We have a passion for weddings, fashion, and romance, and we love getting to share that passion with every unique bride that walks through our doors. Our West Palm Beach bridal boutique is by appointment only, so call 561-793-4633 to schedule your private session today!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

8 Romantic Date Ideas For Engaged Couples

Let's face it - planning a wedding is a lot of work. There are so many details demanding attention that it can be hard to focus on anything else. Though taking a step back can feel impossible, it's important to give yourself time to relax and reconnect with your spouse-to-be. After all, your relationship is the reason behind the wedding you are planning - it deserves some special attention, too! 


With Valentine's Day only a few days away, now is the perfect time to take a break from the craziness of wedding planning to celebrate your relationship with your fiance. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help with these simple but romantic date night ideas. Feel free to steal one (or several!) of them.

1. Picnic On The Beach
Life gets busy, and full-time Florida residents sometimes have trouble taking the time to enjoy our most beautiful natural resource: the beach. This Valentine's Day, why not slow things down with a romantic picnic for two on the beach? Don't forget the wine!

2. Weekend Getaway
If you've been feeling overwhelmed by the myriad of tasks that go into planning a wedding, a weekend away may be exactly what you need. Choose your favorite destination and slip away for the weekend, just the two of you. You'll appreciate the one-on-one time to reconnect.

3. Playtime
Adulthood is filled with countless responsibilities. If you aren't careful, it can be easy to get bogged down in everything. Every so often, it's important to let loose and simply play together. Run and jump in the ocean waves, break out your old board games, have a wrestling match... pick your favorite activity and let your inner children shine.

4. The Green Market
Grocery shopping can feel like a chore, but it doesn't have to be. This weekend, why not shake things up by visiting your local Green Market? The Green Market is a unique event where multiple vendors come together, selling everything from handmade crafts to fresh produce to specialty beverages. You'll have a great time strolling hand-in-hand as you explore what each vendor has to offer.

5. Volunteering
This suggestion may seem a little unorthodox, but don't knock it 'til you've tried it. Volunteering your time to support a cause you are both passionate about can be a wonderful way to make memories together (and make a difference while you're at it). It doesn't have to be a huge commitment - start with just a few hours and go from there.

6. New Restaurants
If you're like most couples, you probably have your favorite few restaurants that you frequent any time you feel like going out. Why not shake things up this weekend by visiting a new place that you have never been to? Try a new restaurant, or if you're feeling extra adventurous, try a new style of cuisine altogether. 

7. Original Meeting Place
This one is an oldie but goodie. Sometimes, the best date night idea is to simply revisit your very first date or the place you met. As an engaged couple, you can look back on everything you have shared so far and dream about everything that still lies ahead.

8. Comedy Show
Laughing together is a wonderfully bonding experience. Life can get serious sometimes, so it's important to give yourself time to let loose and have a good laugh with the person who means the most to you. Visit your local comedy club, or if nothing else, check out a stand-up comedian's special on Netflix.

Happy Valentine's Day From Bridal Couture!
Marriage lasts a lifetime, but engagement only lasts for a short while. Don't let this special chapter of your life slip by without taking the time to enjoy it! No matter how you decide to celebrate Valentine's Day, the team at our bridal salon in West Palm Beach hopes you have a spectacularly romantic holiday. Happy Valentine's Day!


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

A Match Made In Heaven: Perfect Gowns For Perfect Venues

As a soon-to-be bride, there are lots of decisions ahead of you. Nailing down the wedding venue should be your first task. The venue you choose will greatly influence the other planning details, such as the size of your guest list, the theme of the overall decor, and - last but certainly not least - the style of wedding dress you choose. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to offer a little inspiration with some of our favorite venue-gown combos.




The Beach

As a bridal salon in South Florida, it seems only fitting that we begin with one of the most popular wedding venues in our state - the beach. People travel from all over the States to get married on our beaches, and local brides enjoy easy access to some of the most beautiful natural wedding landscapes imaginable. If you are planning a beach wedding, you'll want to steer clear of heavy, ballgown style wedding dresses. Instead, we recommend something light and whimsical - something that will beautifully complement the light, airy, romantic scene. 



The Church

If you and/or your husband-to-be are members of a church, you may wish to be married there. Exchanging your vows while being surrounded by your family, friends, and congregation can be especially meaningful. If you are planning to get married in your church, check and see if they have any wardrobe requirements. Some churches may require that brides retain some level of modesty by avoiding gowns with low-cut necklines or tiny spaghetti straps. Instead, you may want to shop wedding gowns with high necklines and/or sleeves.


The Ballroom

Timeless elegance will never go out of style. If you and your fiance are planning a formal affair, you'll be free to choose from the most breathtakingly elegant gowns you can imagine. Ballgown style dresses, billowing veils, and long, sweeping trains are just a few examples of the styles of gowns available to brides who are planning formal weddings. Here is a sneak peek at a few of our favorites.



The Casual Locale

Casual and rustic weddings are gaining increasing popularity. Couples planning weddings of this style can choose from any number of romantic locations - botanical gardens, a repurposed barn, a chic open-air restaurant, or even a home with beautiful landscaped grounds. While you may want to steer clear of extremely formal gowns for this type of wedding, you still have countless options available to you. Choose the gown that makes you feel like your own type of princess, and won't be able to go wrong!



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

If you are planning a wedding in South Florida, we would love for you to schedule an appointment at our bridal boutique in Palm Beach. We offer a huge selection of dresses in a variety of different styles, with prices you won't find anywhere else. We are confident that we can help you find the perfect dress for you!

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