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!

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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!

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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.

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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


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