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!

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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!

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Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
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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. 

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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!

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