Thursday, May 25, 2017

5 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Flower Girl Dress

You may be the official star of the show, but let's be honest - your flower girl will steal the hearts of every guest at the wedding. Your flower girl can be any age, but most flower girls typically range in age from 2 or 3 up to 7 or 8. Most little girls love to dress up for special occasions, so picking out her dress will be an important step in the wedding planning process. Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches is here to help you choose the perfect dress for your special little lady.


1. Choose The Other Dresses First.
The flower girl dress should be the last dress you pick out. You should plan on selecting your wedding dress first, followed by the bridesmaid dresses. By shopping for these dresses first, you will be able to get a realistic picture of the formality and style of the day before you start looking for the flower girl dress. 

2. Match The Style.
Once you are ready to begin shopping for a flower girl dress, you'll want to find one that matches the style of the day. If you are getting married on the beach, for example, your flower girl will look beautiful in a dress that is light, airy, and flowing. If you are getting married in a formal cathedral, on the other hand, your flower girl will need to wear a dress that matches the elegance of the occasion.

3. Select The Color.
The sky is the limit when it comes to the color of your flower girl dress, but it's wise to choose a color that is in keeping with the rest of the colors for the wedding. Use the color of the bridesmaid dresses as a starting point for selecting the color of the flower girl's dress. You can dress her in the same color as your bridesmaids, or she could wear a different shade that ties in with the overall color scheme. Alternatively, you may want to set her apart by putting her in the same color as your wedding dress.

4. Make Sure She's Comfortable.
While you and your bridesmaids may be willing to sacrifice a little comfort in the name of beauty and elegance, your flower girl may not be. Young children are often quick to let the world know when they are uncomfortable. If her dress is itchy, scratchy, too tight, or otherwise uncomfortable, she may attract everyone's attention - and not in the adorable way that she's supposed to!

5. Don't Stress Over Length.
As the bride, you'll want to be confident that your dress is the perfect length. Perfecting the length for your bridesmaid dresses will also be a priority. However, it isn't nearly as critical for your flower girl. She may grow a lot during your engagement, so her dress may fit differently on the wedding day than it did at her initial fitting - and that's okay. As long as it isn't too far above her knees, she can get away with pretty much any length.

Find Your Flower Girl Dress At Bridal Couture!
If you are getting married in South Florida, consider Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches your one-stop-shop for all your bridal fashion needs! We proudly offer a great selection of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, mother-of-the-bride dresses, bridal accessories, and (of course) adorable flower girl dresses. 

For more information about our bridal salon in West Palm Beach, visit us at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com. We look forward to helping you prepare for your big day!


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Thursday, May 18, 2017

5 Myths About Bridesmaid Dresses

Planning a wedding isn't just about picking your date, securing your venue, and finding your perfect dress. There's a lot that goes into planning your dream wedding. One of the important tasks ahead of soon-to-be-married couples is choosing the attire for their bridal party. Bridesmaid shopping can be a ton of fun, but it's important not to over-complicate matters by believing some of the commonly held misconceptions about shopping for bridesmaid dresses in Palm Beach. Keep reading to learn the truth behind some of these common myths about bridesmaid dresses.


Myth #1: They Have To Be The Same Style
Traditionally, all of the bridesmaids wore identical dresses. This ritual dates back to ancient times when it was believed that brides were often targeted by evil spirits - the bride wore a veil to shield herself, and the bridesmaids dressed in identical dresses to distract the spirits (essentially by serving as decoys). Since you probably don't subscribe to this same belief system, there's no reason your bridal party should be required to wear the same dress.

In fact, allowing your bridesmaids to wear different styles of dresses may be the best way to ensure that each woman looks and feels her best. Whereas one style of dress may be extremely flattering on your curvy friend, it may be less than ideal for your rail-thin sister. Don't be afraid to shake up the theme!

Myth #2: They Have To Be The Same Color
As we mentioned, traditional bridesmaid dresses used to be identical - in both style AND color. However, modern brides are bucking this tradition and instead going with dresses in varying hues, tones, or colors. The sky is truly the limit when it comes to how you can mix and match your girls' dresses colors:
  • Alternate solid and patterned dresses
  • Give each bridesmaid a dress in a different shade of your primary wedding color (blue, green, etc)
  • Pick your primary wedding colors and have each bridesmaid wear one of the colors

Don't be afraid to think outside of the box!

Myth #3: Your Girls Should Pick What They Want To Wear
Giving your bridesmaids free reign to choose their own attire for your wedding day may sound like a great way to minimize your to-do list, but be careful how much freedom you give them. If you have a large bridal party, your bridesmaids may find it difficult to come to an agreement on their own. Similarly, if you ask for input from each of your bridesmaids, you may find that it is impossible to please everyone.

Myth #4: You Should Do It All By Yourself

While it's true that giving your bridesmaids too much freedom to pick their own dresses can be a recipe for disaster, assuming all of the responsibility yourself will most likely leave you feeling overworked and overwhelmed. We recommend that you strike a manageable balance - pick two or three dress styles you like and ask your girls for input on their favorites. If you've decided to mix and match the dresses, you can choose a single style and let each girl pick her own color (or vice versa).

Myth #5: It Can Wait
Most people are aware that it's important to start shopping for your dress several months (or even a year) in advance, but fewer people realize that it's important to allow ample time for bridesmaid dress shopping as well. Bridesmaid dresses need time to be ordered, shipped, and altered. Don't be surprised if it takes up for three months to your bridesmaid dresses to arrive after they have been ordered.

Find Your Bridesmaid Dresses At Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches!

If you are getting married soon and in the process of finding bridesmaid dresses for your girls, schedule a private session at our bridal salon in West Palm Beach. We offer an extensive selection of gorgeous dresses, ranging from simple and casual to formal and elegant. Check out our website at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com to learn more about our bridal boutique in South Florida!

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wedding Gown Traditions Around The World

When you think of a wedding dress, what comes to mind?

Many Americans picture brides as visions in white - women gowned in spectacular white dresses adorned with lace, rhinestones, or other adornments. Wedding gowns come in a variety of different lengths and fashions, but the color is generally consistent. Though white is still the most popular color for wedding dresses in the United States, styles are beginning to change a bit as the wedding industry continues to evolve. Nowadays, it is not uncommon to find brides in ivory, light gold, blush, or other neutral-toned dresses. 


Of course, wedding dress styles are not universal - the color-schemes and trends we just discussed are primarily unique to our Western culture. In some areas of the world, brides look dramatically different than they do here in the States. This week, our bridal salon in West Palm Beach is here to take a quick look at some of the different bridal fashions in other parts of the world.

Nigeria
Nigerian bridal fashions vary depending by the individual ethnic groups within the country, but in general, brides in this country wear dresses in a single bright color, such as orange. They also commonly wear a Gele, which is a traditional Nigerian headdress.

Japan
Traditional Japanese Bride
Not surprisingly, Japanese brides typically wear traditional kimonos during their ceremonies. Often, brides wear a traditional Japanese headdress and a kimono that is primarily white, in keeping with this popular symbol of purity. In some cases, brides may change into red kimonos for the reception or add a hint of red to their wedding kimono, as this color is thought to symbolize good luck.

Scotland
Women aren't the only ones whose traditional wedding attire varies by country! In Scotland, grooms traditionally wear a kilt with the colors of his clan. Once the wedding ceremony is complete, the bride may don a shawl with these same colors to symbolize her union with her new family.

China
In addition to bringing good luck, Chinese people traditionally believe that the color red symbolizes love and prosperity and keeps away evil spirits. For this reason, both brides and grooms in China traditionally incorporate red into their wedding day attire.

India
Indian wedding attire is possibly one of the most famous styles in our world. Indian brides often wear bright, ornate saris (pink, red, and orange are common color choices) that are frequently accented with gold. 

What's Your Favorite Dress Style?
There are hundreds of different countries across the globe, each with their own unique wedding fashions and styles. A full list of the myriad of different bridal styles would be far too long to discuss in a single blog post, but these few examples should provide a general look at some of the different styles brides wear throughout the world.

What is your favorite wedding dress style? Do you prefer ornate ball gowns, slim and sleek gowns, fun and flirty dresses, one-shoulder, strapless, long-sleeve, or something else? 

No matter what your fancy is, you're sure to find a dress you love at our bridal salon in South Florida. We are proud to offer a great selection of dresses as stunning and unique as the brides who wear them. If you are shopping for wedding dresses in West Palm Beach, call 561-793-4633 to schedule your private appointment at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches!

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

5 Tips For Planning A Wedding On A Holiday Weekend

May is officially here, which means that Memorial Day Weekend is only a few weeks away. Generally considered the unofficial kick-off to the summer season, Memorial Day Weekend is often a favorite choice for couples and families looking to get away for a few days. If you're in the early planning stage of your wedding, you may also find that the holiday weekend is a great time to get married.


Weddings On Holiday Weekends

While some people are initially surprised to hear about couples who choose to get married on holiday weekends, the truth is that there are several benefits to choosing these dates. Since many people get three-day weekends for official government holidays, traveling to a destination wedding (such as for couples getting married in South Florida) may be easier. Since you may also get an extra day off for the holiday, you may have to take fewer vacation days for your wedding - and get to enjoy long weekends over your anniversary for years to come!

Tips For Planning A Wedding On A Holiday Weekend

Of course, planning a wedding over a holiday weekend can pose a few complications as well. If you're planning to get married over Memorial Day Weekend (or any other government holiday), these tips may help you avoid any unnecessary challenges.

1. Book Your Venue Well In Advance.
In addition to weddings, holiday weekends are prime times for family reunions and other big gatherings. For this reason, venues designed to accommodate large groups of people may be harder to come by. In order to ensure that are able to get married in the venue of your dreams, it would be smart to book your venue well over a year in advance if you want your date to fall on a holiday weekend.

2. Give People Plenty Of Notice.
Because holiday weekends are a popular time for vacations and family travel, it's wise to give your guests plenty of notice if you are planning to get married on or near a holiday weekend. They might be able to incorporate your wedding destination into a fun weekend getaway (especially if you are planning a wedding in South Florida!), but it's important to give them plenty of time in which to do so.

3. Be Aware That Some People Won't Come.
Even if you give people plenty of heads up, be prepared for a percentage of your guest list to skip your big day. Traveling to your destination may be difficult or impossible for some of your guests, and others may have already committed to different plans for the holiday. Don't take it personally if some people can't make it to your wedding.

4. Be Prepared To Spend More.
The travel and entertainment industries tend to get particularly busy around holiday weekends. Because their services are in higher demand, many businesses charge more during peak days. If you are planning to get married around a holiday weekend, be aware that hotels, airfare, venues, and even vendors may cost more than usual.

5. Anticipate Being Asked To Expand Your Guest List
Most people want to spend holiday weekends with friends and family. Some people on your guest list may be excited to incorporate your wedding into their holiday vacation, but they may ask if it's alright for the family they're traveling with to tag along. Discuss how you feel about extra "plus ones" with your groom ahead of time so that you are prepared to answer this question if/when it arises.

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

Whether you are planning a wedding around the holidays or any other time of year, we hope you'll schedule a private session with our Palm Beach bridal boutique. With an outstanding selection of gowns at even better prices, we're sure to have a little something for everyone! For more information about our bridal salon in West Palm Beach, visit us at www.BridalCouturePalmBeach.com.

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