Friday, August 25, 2017

Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Wedding Photographer

Your wedding day will be one of the most spectacular days of your life, one you'll want to cherish forever. Preserving those memories is easy when you have the right photographer to capture those special moments. Today's blog from your favorite bridal salon in South Florida offers a few questions you'll want to ask a wedding photographer before hiring them.

1. How Many Weddings Have You Shot? 


Photography is a broad term, and many photographers specialize in different types of photography. You want to make sure to hire someone that has plenty of experience with weddings. Weddings are a lot more complicated to shoot than your standard head shots or real estate photographs. Weddings are fast-paced, and you want to trust that you have a photographer that can capture all the details that make your wedding special, like the look on the mother of the brides face, the groom's first look at his bride and the excitement of the guests at the reception.

2. Can You Provide a Portfolio and References? 


While you obviously want to preview some of their previous work, you'll also want to talk to past clients. Not only are amazing shots a must for your big day, but you want a photographer that works well under pressure and communicates with you. Ask people about their experience interacting with the photographer during their wedding and reception. Then meet the photographer and any assistants in person yourself before hiring them as well.

3. Do You Have an Assistant? 


Having a second photographer at your wedding allows for more coverage. You are then able to get two perspectives on the same moment. For example, during the first kiss you not only want to get the bride and groom, but also the look on parents' faces. Some photographers will include this in their package, while others will charge extra to have a second person on site. Make sure you have all the details.

4. How Does the Deposit Work? 


In addition to the total package price, you'll want to know how much the deposit is and when it's due. This is particularly important so you can secure a photographer and not worry about them being swept away by another bride that's getting married the same day as you. You'll also want to ask when the final balance is due.

5. What is Included in Your Packages? 


Most photographers will have a set rate for a certain number of hours. You'll want to know how many hours are included, and what their overtime rate is, before you hire them. It's difficult to know upfront how late your reception will go, and you don't want to end up with a surprise bill at the end. In addition to coverage time, you'll want to know how many photos you will get, if any of them will be retouched, etc. Does the price include an album or is that extra? Some photographers will even throw in an engagement shoot. Make sure you know what all is included that way you can accurately price compare different photographers.

6. What Happens If You Become Sick? 


Larger photography companies have multiple, equally talented photographers. In the event a photographer becomes ill on the day of your wedding, someone else is able to step in. If you're going with a solo photographer, make sure you know what their backup plan is if for some reason they are unable to make it the day of. Do they have a colleague they can call in case of an emergency?


7. How Long After the Wedding Do We Wait to See the Photos? 


Depending on how much retouching your photographer does, and how many other weddings they have to shoot around the same time as yours, it could take months to get your wedding photos. Be sure to ask upfront how long it's expected to take to get your photos so that you can manage your expectations, as well as those of your family.

We hope these questions will help you in determining who the best photographer for your special day would be. To find your perfect dress for those amazing wedding photographs, visit the South Florida's best bridal shop! Located in Royal Palm Beach, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches offers a variety of wedding gown styles to fit the needs of any bride-to-be. Give us a call at 561-793-4633 to schedule an appointment today!

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Friday, August 18, 2017

5 Reasons to Hire a Wedding Planner

While wedding planning can be super fun and exciting, it can also be quite stressful. You don't have to do it alone though. Hiring a wedding planner can help you get everything organized, and will be there to work through every little detail. Today's blog from your favorite South Florida bridal boutique offers several reasons you should consider hiring a wedding planner.

1. A Wedding Planner Can Help You Keep From Stressing. 


There are a lot of pieces that have to come together to pull off a wedding, and let's face it, you want this day to be perfect! That idea of everything working out exactly how you want it to can easily stress you out. Having a wedding planner to help you with all the details allows you to have a life outside of your wedding planning, and enjoy your engagement time a little more. Wedding planning should be fun, not stressful.

2. Your Friends And Family Can Only Help So Much. 


While many of your friends and family will be eager to help, there's only so much that they can do. It's also easy to let emotions get in the way when dealing with family and friends; you need someone in neutral territory that you can trust to make the decisions that align with your vision for your big day. It's easy for those close to you to push their ideas and opinions on you, and just remember it's okay to say no.

3. A Wedding Planner Can Help You Figure Out The Budget. 


Not only can a wedding planner help you create a budget (they know the average prices for things), but they'll likely be able to help you save money. Wedding planners have a lot of experience with weddings, so they know how to find good deals. They can negotiate with vendors for you, and maybe they have connections that give them a discount for using them repeatedly. They can also help you avoid costly mistakes.

4. A Wedding Planner Can Help You Hire Reputable Vendors. 


A lot of different people are involved in pulling off a successful wedding, a lot of people that you likely don't personally know. From the caterer to the photographer, you want to make sure you're hiring reputable vendors. Your wedding planner has worked with a bunch of vendors and can recommend the best ones for you. If the planner recommends them, you know you can trust them because that's the planners reputation on the line too.

5. You Want To Be Able To Enjoy Your Wedding Day. 


When you have a wedding planner on-site the day of, they become the "go-to" person so that you don't have to answer every little question that people have. Your wedding day is one of the most spectacular days of your life, and you want to be able to enjoy it. Plus, you can't be in two places at once. Let a wedding planner take care of the details and coordination so you can enjoy a glass of champagne and dance with all your girlfriends.

Your wedding planner will take care of all the little details so that you can do the fun stuff, like finding the perfect wedding dress in Florida. At Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches, we offer an exceptional selection of wedding gowns and bridal accessories at very attractive prices. Make an appointment to come into our Royal Palm Beach bridal store by calling 561-793-4633.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

Finding the Best Dress Style for Your Body Type

Fashion is an amazing industry. The variety of styles of clothing to choose from is practically endless, and some of those styles look better on some people than others. The same goes for wedding dress styles. Below your premier South Florida bridal boutique offers some advice on the best dress styles for different body types.

Petite Body Types


Brides that are petite will want to avoid overwhelming their small frame. For these brides, it's best to keep it simple. Rather than a big, poofy ballgown, a petite bride should choose an airy sheath dress or trumpet style wedding dress. Petite figures look great in empire waistlines as well, as they draw the eye up and create an illusion of longer legs. If you're petite and in love with the dropped-waist or mermaid style, those aren't off limits; just be sure to opt for slim, more structured skirts over the wide ones.

Straight Body Types   


Brides with straight body types will want to look for a dress that creates curves where she doesn't have them. A voluminous skirt will give you curvier looking hips, while amazing intricate designs and contouring seems create curves all over. A sheath wedding dress will accentuate a statuesque frame. If you want to show off your great legs, consider a dress with a slit in the skirt. To balance your height, choose a high neckline with a full, A-line skirt. For straight body types, you don't have to worry about a big, poofy gown overwhelming your figure - and we've got plenty of those at our bridal gown shop in Royal Palm Beach!

Hourglass Body Types


Brides with an hourglass figure should accentuate their curves with a body-hugging mermaid style dress. This is honestly one of the only body types that can successfully pull off a true mermaid sihouette dress. For this body type, it's best to not overdue the ruffles and tiers, as that would hide your sexy silhouette. Think fit and flare! An exaggerated drop waist and oversize tulle skirt would work well with this body type as well. Consider a cinched waistline to play up your small midsection.


Busty Body Types


For busty brides, you'll need to choose if you want something revealing or not. Finding the right gown for this body type depends highly on the neckline. Off-the-shoulder or bateau necklines help balance out a full bustline. Not too revealing, the square neckline looks great on those busty brides. While plunging V-necklines are a little risque, a more subtle dip looks a little sexy. Illusion "skin-baring" detail in a wedding dress is the perfect option for big-busted brides. As for the rest of the dress, a defined waistline is the best option for this body type.

Plus-Size Body Types


Whether you want to celebrate your curves or create the illusion of a smaller frame, we offer a variety of plus-size wedding gowns in Florida. Dresses with a corseted bodice will help redefine your shape. For a slimming look, try a lace illusion neckline partnered with a cummerbund-style waistline. A-line skirts are universally flattering as well. For an ultimate long and lean look, go with a high neckline, sheath silhouette and slight train. To show off your voluptuous shape, try a scoop neckline. Strategic draping of fabric can both add drama and define curves. Consider accessories, like a dark colored sash, to make your waist look trim.

Make an appointment at West Palm Beach's best bridal salon today by calling 561-793-4633. We'll help you find the perfect wedding gown to accentuate your body type. We offer a variety of bridal gown styles, including plus sizes. We can't wait to work with you!


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Friday, August 4, 2017

7 of the BEST Honeymoon Destinations

Whether you're wanting to stay close to home or travel abroad to some exotic place for your honeymoon, Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches has created a list of some of the best places for you to consider. Which one sounds like a winner for your honeymoon destination?

1. Bora Bora, Tahiti 


If you're looking for a tropical honeymoon location, there's nowhere better than beautiful Bora Bora! The spectacular scenery of this small island, with dormant volcanoes, lush jungle and aquamarine waters is just the beginning. There are a variety of over-the-water bungalows that you can choose from. Enjoy snorkeling, explore the quaint town of Vaitape, hike Mount Otemanu and more!

2. Sonoma, California 


For something a little closer to home that you don't need a passport to get to, check out gorgeous Sonoma. From the world-class wine and delicious food to the unsurpassed scenery, this area of California is the perfect place for a newlywed getaway. The northern California city is known for its art galleries and the colonial-era Sonoma Plaza. Explore the history, sip a glass of wine and enjoy your time in this lovely city.

3. Bali, Indonesia 


One of the most romantic places you could choose for your honeymoon is Bali. Nicknamed the "Isle of the Gods," this island has long been a place for romance seekers due to the mist-shrouded temples, beautiful mountain vistas and vivid arts scene. View an unforgettable sunset view from the Pura Luhur Uluwatu temple, which sits on a cliff rising 200 feet above the Indian Ocean. After the sun sets, stay for a mesmerizing kecak dance performance.

4. Savannah, Georgia 


Looking for a location offering serenity and coziness? Head over to Savannah! Get lost in this beautiful city and let all the stress from the wedding planning melt away. It's over and now's your time to relax with your spouse. Take an evening stroll through the historic district, which is flourishing with local restaurants to try, or hop in a horse-drawn carriage for a tour around the squares. For a little more adventure, consider kayaking with the dolphins off Tybee Island, just a 30 minute drive from Savannah.

5. Santorini, Greece 


Known for brilliant sunsets and romance, Santorini is one of the most magical places in Europe, perfect for a honeymoon destination. The rich Greek food and amazing cliff-side architecture provide an amazing backdrop for newlyweds enjoying each other's company. Lounge on the red-and-black sand beaches or visit one of the many wineries on the island. Take in the historic sites or just relax and enjoy some peace and quiet, away from the day-to-day stress.

6. New Orleans, Louisiana 


Great food and rich history await you in New Orleans. When the tropical honeymoon isn't really your thing, exploring U.S. cities is a great option. Be sure to check out the lovely garden district, and find a restaurant with live Jazz music to enjoy while you eat dinner. Consider a bayou cruise on a paddlewheel steamboat, or take a bus tour through the historic areas of the city. Don't forget to grab a tasty beignet somewhere before the trip is complete!

7. Machu Picchu Pueblo, Peru 


If you want something super exotic and adventurous, look no further than Machu Picchu. Peru is home to some amazing sites, making it the trip of a lifetime, and an awesome destination for a honeymoon. Wake up early and trek up Machu Picchu to view the sunrise from the top! Take in all the authenic Peruvian charm of this spectacular destination.

Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches hopes you'll have any amazing honeymoon, but first comes the wedding planning. Let our South Florida bridal salon help you find the perfect wedding dress for your special day! We offer a variety of exceptional choices of gowns at very attractive prices. Call 561-793-4633 to book an appointment today.


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