You’ve found the perfect dress and you never want to take it off - if only we could get away with wearing wedding dresses to work eh?! Instead of hiding your beautiful gown in the back of your wardrobe, why not try one of these post-wedding dress ideas.
Here at Guides for Brides our favourite day of the week is Wednesday. Why? Because it’s #WeddingWednesday, a hashtag we have hosted since 2009. Not only is it our favourite day of the week but it’s also becoming a popular day for the big day.
The glitter of the New Year’s big drop has subsided and it’s time to get out the hoover, pop the bottles back in the cupboard (or the empties in the recycling) and ready yourself for the brilliant, magical, sparkly new year...
Here are some stunning bouquet ideas that take a quirky twist on the normal wedding bouquets; hopefully they will give you some inspiration so you can make a statement while walking down the aisle. A butterfly bouquet is truly breath taking, they
are made from the finest
silk and the butterflies are secured on by thin wires so they look they are individually floating. The designs can be personalised as the bride can choose from
different coloured butterflies and ribbons to fit the colour scheme.
Also, if you’re planning a summer wedding then this butterfly bouquet would definitely link and
help emphasise the season.
Are you bored with all the wedding colour schemes? If yes then why not make a statement and have a metallic themed wedding which is great alternative twist from the normal colour schemes. Here are some ways to incorporate metallics into your day without breaking the bank! The dress is a great way to grasp the metallic theme; there have been stunning gold dresses rocking the catwalk from Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier. In many ways, wearing a gold dress can feel more special than a white one as it is very unique and can be more flattering with golden and olive skins tones.
No matter how prepared, excited and ready you are for your big day you will get a case of wedding jitters so you need to stay relaxed on your big day as things will inevitably go wrong so just remember to keep calm and carry on! Here are some important tips so you don’t get frazzled on your wedding day.
Firstly, get your posture aligned which is good as it helps you to stay calm as hunched shoulders affect stress levels which adds to tension. A good way to start your wedding day is having a bubble bath, doing yoga or mediation as this will help you to focus on one thing at a time. Also, a great way to feel organised is by making a time schedule so you know what time things are happening during the day and make sure you have thoroughly planned your make up routine in advance so you know that you will achieve the natural and sophisticated look.Read More
With all the focus on the wedding dress you may have pushed the veil to the back of your mind, but before you write off the idea all together have a read of the hottest veil trends for 2013 from the classic style to the completely original. If you’re having a vintage inspired wedding then a bird cage veil is the perfect choice, this type of veil is a trend that is rapidly gaining popularity and has been seen up down all of the catwalks. Travel back to the 1940’s where the classic netting is attached to a pillbox or hair disk, this style will make you look truly glamorous and help you channel the vintage vibe.
Consider making the bride to be a bride survival kit which is a handy but personal gift, the kit should contain everything that she might need in case something goes wrong on the big day. A bride survival kit is for anyone who wants to help ease the `dealing with the unexpected` and is a great purchase that will help with anything or everything on yours or your friends wedding day.
- Firstly, you need to buy a container to carry all the handy objects in so a good idea would be to use a small purse, keepsake box or a toiletry bag. Make sure that it is easy to carry and won’t get damaged if the bride is tossing it around!
- Make a list of all the suitable items to add so that you don’t go to the shops and buy objects that you already have in the house. The most important items to have are panty liners, band aids, safety pins, cotton buds and a spare pair of tights.
- Buy other items for the kit so think of everything that could go wrong at the wedding and then add an item which could fix or help the problem. Handy items to include are nail files, lip gloss, nail varnish, sanitizer, hairspray, mirror, mints, mini sewing kit, deodorant and tissues.
- Add some food to the kit which is a great idea to give the bride for her to nibble on if she’s feeling nervous or hungry. Remember don’t put anything that could make a mess or spill, good food items to add are a granola bar or a small juice box.
- Put in something personal for the bride to read if she is feeling nervous, it could just be a little hand written note wishing her well and if the bride has a sense of humour why not add a few jokes in so she can laugh away the nerves. Read More
Attending wedding fairs is a great chance for brides to see some of the key companies that they could hire for their own wedding such as cakes, floristry, bridal wear, photography and stationery. Follow these tips so you can get the full experience of wedding fairs.
- Take notes - When attending a wedding fair it is important to take a list of questions, dates, notes about your budget, ideas for themes or colours and a plan of the main priorities for items on the ‘must have’ list so you have a general idea of what you would like for your wedding.
- Venues - Wedding fairs are great as they are mostly held at hotels or wedding venues so this is a chance to check out idea venues and facilities to consider for your own wedding.
- Contact information - There will be other bride and grooms attending the fairs so remember to share ideas with them and companies will take the time to talk to you, explain what they do and the discounts that they offer so always get their contact information if you like them.
- Budget – Attending wedding fairs are a great way of finding out how much things cost so this will help you to set an ideal budget for your special day.
- Companies – The companies attending the fairs will be up to date with the latest trends so this means that there is more chance of a couple being able to find what they want by attending these events.
Wedding fairs are really effective as they help the couples have a clearer mind on their likes and dislikes as they will see different examples of products and this can help you to start put a theme together or prioritise your spending. To find and visit a wedding fair in your local area, have a look here www.guidesforbrides.co.uk/wedding-fair
Love music, festivals, and live gigs? Then a festival themed wedding is perfect for you, surround yourselves with laughter, love, friends, family and an unhealthy dose of music. Festival themed weddings are a great alternative choice from a normal wedding and are becoming very popular with people who aren’t afraid to be unique! Here are some quirky ideas for those creative couples.
First you need to find the perfect venue, look for a festival friendly venue with plenty of space for dancing or how about glamping? Magical glamping offers for you and your guests to spend a night in one of the many luxury tents on offer, they provide tipis in Norfolk, Suffolk and the rest of the UK. Imagine waking up to the smell of fresh air, relaxing all day, enjoying a superb meal on the outdoor barbecue and sipping cocktails while watching the sun set. If you are interested in this then visit http://www.magicalcamping.co.uk/