Monthly Archives: June 2015

Curvaceous Couture: 25 Dress Picks for Curvy Brides

Shopping for a wedding gown should be as enjoyable as possible but determining which styles will flatter your body type in person and not just look fabulous in Pinterest photos is easier said than done. So we’ve teamed up with Yukia Walker and Yuneisia Harris, the owners of Curvaceous Couture, a first-of-its-kind bridal salon that specializes in gowns that fit women of ALL shapes and sizes. Here, the style pros (and sisters!) share their favorite dress picks for full-figured brides.

 

  

Ask the Experts: "What Are the Pros and Cons of a Daytime Wedding?"

Welcome to our latest installment of “Ask the Experts,” where our contributor team of wedding planners solves readers’ most pressing wedding-planning dilemmas! This week, Aviva Samuels from Kiss the Planner gives us the scoop on the hottest new ways to entertain wedding guests. Do you have a question that you’d like to submit? Email ask@bridalguide.com and we’ll do our best to respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

  

60 Dreamy Dresses for a Beach-Bound Bride

Dream about getting married on a tropical island or in a nautical celebration by the sea? These light and airy gowns won’t weigh you down — look for breathable fabrics, skirts with movement and slits for comfort. Beach-ready details such as halter necklines, crisscross backs, and shimmering beadwork will make you feel like a goddess. And don’t forget wedges instead of heels!

  

6 Delicious Sparkling Wine Cocktails for Weddings

Searching for a sweet and refreshing signature cocktail to serve at your wedding? Our friends at Chandon have put together some crowd-pleasing drink ideas featuring sparkling wine in honor of their American Summer Limited Edition bottles of Brut and Rosé. (Available Memorial Day through Labor Day, the 750ml bottles retail for $22 – $24 at chandon.com and select retailers, and the Brut also comes in a favor-friendly 187ml size for $8).

  

30 Gorgeous Pantsuits and Jumpsuits for Brides

Whether your style is non-traditional, you’re a same-sex bride or you’re having a civil ceremony, it’s OK to say “no” to the dress! Even classic bridal designers such as Mon Cheri and Carolina Herrera included cutting-edge pantsuits, tuxedos, and more wedding-worthy separates in their latest collections.

Or take a cue from chic stars like Solange Knowles and Amal Clooney by wearing a jumpsuit or romper at your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner or wedding sendoff.

  

50 Ideas for a Vintage-Inspired Wedding

What’s old is new again with a wedding that captures the glamour of the ’20s, the rock ‘n roll energy of the ’50s, or the free spirited vibe of the ’70s. From retro-inspired gowns to decorating with antiques, here are some of our favorite ideas we’ve spotted.

  

A Word of Thanks

Writing thank-you notes should be on every bride and groom’s to-do list. You’ll be receiving many gifts at pre-wedding celebrations, as well as on the big day itself. Bottom line: There will be a lot of thank-you notes to send out and, as tempting as it might be to use technology, e-mail just won’t cut it — only handwritten notes are acceptable for this special occasion.