Thursday, December, 18 2014 • Wedding Party • by Dynamite Weddings
Trying to find the right bridesmaids gift is not always easy especially if you are trying to keep things reasonably priced at under $20. That's why we did the work for you! We found a few things we think your girls will love!
First, is the silk jewelry roll. These are great for travel or even to store jewelry at home. They come in lots of colors, so you can coordinate with your theme or each bridesmaid's favorite color. Best part, they are under 15 bucks!
We also love the silver plated nesting bowls. You can personalize this gift by having them engraved with your bridesmaids first name. These little lovelies are only $20.
Every girl will love a mirrored heart compact in their purse. This too can be personalized by engraving their name on the cover for under $20. Pick one you like or coordinate them to your bridesmaids' liking and you can cross one more thing off that wedding to do list!
This season we have been seeing shorter trains and veils at warmer weddings. Light weight fabrics, like organza, lace, tulle and chiffon, make perfect wraps for the Spring or Summer in warmer climates. These fabrics reduce sun exposure and keep the bride from being burned on her big day. Brides in colder climates have chosen to wear wraps of faux-fur, velvet, heavy satin, or pashmina to keep themselves cozy and warm on their day!
Monday, December, 15 2014 • Planning • by Dynamite Weddings
When starting to try bridal dresses, it's a good idea to have images of gowns that you like from magazines, photos, etc. Also try to keep an open mind and try on at least a few gowns that differ from your assumed style. You may be surprised with how much you like the dress or at least find new elements about the gown that you are attracted to (sweetheart neckline, fabric color, lace, beading, train length, etc.).
When deciding on bridesmaid dresses, be sure to consider everyone's shape, level of comfort as well as ceremony location. Are your brides top heavy? Are you getting married in a church? Would a fitted satin dress be form flattering on all your maids? Will anyone be pregnant? Does anyone have tattoos you don't want visible? You will never be able to please everyone and everyone's styles could be different, but it's still important to consider the above questions when choosing their dresses.
Saturday, December, 13 2014 • Wedding Party • by Dynamite Weddings
As a member of the bridal party, keep in mind that although you're not the one reading your vows, you're in view of the photographer and guests. While one photographer may be capturing shots of the bride and groom, a secondary photographer may be capturing bridal party and guest reactions. Don't be caught with a frown, yawning or adjusting at the alter. Always be smiling or at least cognizant of your appearance.Tip provided by Dynamite Weddings Photo courtesy of The Memory Journalists
Treat your guest to something special...give them each a mini wedding cake. Mini wedding cakes look so impressive as wedding table decorations. Miniature wedding cakes can be individually packaged in a clear box or served as wedding dessert at the wedding reception. If you're not concerned about cost, you can have your miniature wedding cakes made to look like a miniature version of your actual wedding cake. Your miniature cake favors or reception dessert will be the talk of the party.
Thursday, December, 11 2014 • Florals • by Dynamite Weddings
If you're considering rose petals to line the aisle of your ceremony, give consideration to faux petals. They won't stain your dress or a floor runner, will be less expensive and reusable. You could also use fake petals for guests to throw as you make your way back down the aisle as husband and wife.
Wednesday, December, 10 2014 • Planning • by Dynamite Weddings
If you know people that have recently got married get a list from each of them of all the vendors, websites and books they used. You can compile this list, see if any of the recommendations overlap and it may help you cut down on research time! Tip provided by Dynamite Weddings Photo courtesy of Allison Stahl Photography
These awesome candles give a whole new meaning to bling. You can scatter them on tables, float them in wedding centerpieces, or create "thousand-dollar cocktails" for bachelorette party decor. They're just as fun without a flame. We can't stop finding new uses for these chunky, sparkling gel candles in Big Rock and Small & Sparkling sizes.
Fill martini glasses with water, add a candle, line them up along the bar at your reception. Spectacular!
They are fabulous at bridal showers, too. Try them in Tiffany-blue water with floating white blooms. They are glamorous easily transform your decor into a stunning masterpiece. Available at Orange and Blossom.
Have you met Monica and Marvin yet? These two have the best insight on everything weddings from the wedding checklist to fancy wedding ideas. They might look like a couple of monkeys, but they know their fare share about your big wedding day! Marvin likes to take the wedding planner duties and Monica comes up with clever wedding ideas, but also keeps everyone on track with her amazing wedding checklist. These two are always open to questions and willing to help at anytime!