Fashion week as come to an end – but not before unveiling some amazing new wedding gown trends for 2014! If you are getting married in the upcoming year, you are in luck because wedding gowns have definitely gone glamorous. From gorgeous sheer to bold and beautiful crystals, you are bound to find the perfect gown for your wedding day.
MAWeddingGuide.com filled us in on the top 5 wedding gown trends they predict to be stunning styles in the new year:
Vintage Wedding Gowns: glamorous and Great Gatsby inspired gowns featuring Swarovski crystals and lace – beautiful detailing that hug the body.
Big & Bold Wedding Gowns: add sparkle with crystal beading on the bodice, coupled with full skirts in tulle or rich satin.
Lace Wedding Gowns: lace never goes out of style. Find wedding gowns with little or lots of lace – either way, the romantic feel and look is perfect for your wedding.
Sheer Illusions + High Necklines: high necklines were introduced in 2013′s bridal gown trends and continue to grow even more popular. We love 2014′s wedding gown trends that include beautiful sheer to high necklines.
Short & Sassy: the short wedding reception dress is not just for the reception any more! Find amazing T-length styles in lace and full skirts. Perfect for the modern bride.
Need more inspiration? Checkout our favorite wedding gowns from the runway >
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I love brunch! I often host a family brunch for my children’s birthdays instead of a more traditional birthday dinner and I treated my bridesmaids and the moms to brunch before my wedding. I think brunch showers and day after the wedding brunches are great too. So if you’re considering hosting any type of brunch in conjunction with your wedding, here are a few of my favorite tips/ideas for a quick and easy brunch everyone will love including you!
I always prefer to have a combination of hot and cold foods. You don’t have to go crazy with a ton of entrees and apps, just one or two hot and cold dishes. I like to do a ham which you can heat and leave on the table and a warm frittata then maybe bagels or muffins with cream cheese and jelly and a fruit salad.
Have a signature drink which can be alcoholic or non-alcoholic. I usually do some sort of drink with a champagne base like a mimosa with orange juice or a poinsettia with cranberry juice. Leave out the champagne, and you have your non-alcoholic drink.
I always like to have fresh flowers at brunch too. You can do small arrangements in mason jars or small milk/juice pitchers. Plain glass vases work perfectly fine too.
If you can’t host an after wedding brunch for guests, how about sending them home with a boxed brunch? I’m sure they’d love that too!
Your wedding day is a day you’ve dreamed about ever since you were a little girl. Once you’re engaged it can be so easy to be overwhelmed by different wedding day themes. But every Bride wants romance at her wedding so we featuring the most gorgeous wedding accessories you can have that not only add romance to your wedding day but are keepsakes to have long after your big day!
CRYSTAL DECORATIVE DROPS
These Acrylic Crystal Decorative Drops add both romance and glamour to your wedding. Lay them on your guests tables and watch candle light dance off them. They would look both unexpected and lovely among the flowers in your wedding day bouquet. For more inspiration and similar crystals wedding day decorations visit this Pinterest Board.
MODERN LOVE CUSTOM BANNER
Romance abounds with this lovely wedding banner which is a wonderful wedding accessory. You can have your and your Groom’s name printed on it to add a personalized touch and it’s a wonderful way to incorporate one of your wedding colors!
PEARL & VINTAGE GOLD ORNAMENTAL RING
We can’t think of anything more romantic than when pearls adorn wedding accessories. We love how many uses you can get from these wedding accessories. Perhaps you’ll use it for table numbers or have them at your bar to frame your custom Bride and Groom drinks. The Pearl & Vintage Gold Wire Fantasy Tree would be a lovely addition to a dessert bar or welcome table.
NATURAL ROSE PETALS
If you’re a gal that wants to go green, these Natural Rose Petals are perfectly preserved. Let them bring romance to your guests table by sprinkling them about. They would also be perfect to use instead of confetti as you exist your ceremony. This “green” Bride used similar natural rose petals on her wedding day!
A SOPHISTICATED CLUTCH
The rouching on this bridal clutch is both sophisticated and lovely. The design is thoroughly modern and feels as if it might be featured on the Hollywood Red Carpet. Use it again and again and remember the most romantic day of your life!
In the romantic days of yore, your love might have slipped you a letter with a wax seal, meaning it was for you to open, only! This lovely wax seal will give your invitations (and thank you notes!) a classic and polished look.
FLOATING UNITY CANDLES
With this wedding accessory, the only thing more romantic than having this unity candle lit as part of your ceremony, is having it on display in your home and lit for romantic meals with your new husband!
Having a destination wedding or a wedding with a lot of out-of-town guests and stressing about making welcome bags and what to put in them? I recently read about a company, Bow Tie Bags (TM), which sells customizable and personalized welcome bags for your wedding guests.
Simply visit their website and assemble your bags with a few clicks. Choose your bag color, products like gum, chips, granola bars, mints, etc., and custom label, then notify your hotel when the bags will be arriving. They assemble the bags and deliver them! It’s simple, stress-free, and seems like it saves a lot of time because you don’t have to run to multiple stores to pick up all the products and assemble all the bags.
Making your own wedding welcome bags? What are you putting in them?
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If you’re still deciding on a color scheme for your fall wedding, you might want to consider the Pantone color of the year for 2013 – emerald. Emerald green is a color that often represents growth or renewal so it’s a great color choice for the beginning of your new life together. Emerald is a lush jewel tone that evokes luxury and it’s a brilliant color choice for a formal or casual wedding. For formal weddings, you can incorporate the color emerald by adding cascading emerald crystals to chandeliers, using green emerald like stones at the base of floral centerpieces and emerald stone accents in the center of flowers or use emerald peacock feathers as accents in centerpieces, bouquets or on your cake. For more casual weddings, you can use emerald votive candles on tables, emerald striped paper straws for drinks or emerald bows on the backs of chairs. Whether you go formal or casual, emerald is a great color choice for weddings. Do you have any ideas on incorporating emerald into wedding décor? Shop Green Wedding Accessories >
Are you including wedding insurance in your budget? According to Wedding.com, more brides and grooms are purchasing wedding insurance. Wedding insurance seems like a great idea especially since the costs for an average wedding are near $25,000. You may be thinking wedding insurance is an added expense that you may or may not need, but wouldn’t you feel better having the insurance in case something did go terribly wrong with the wedding plans? Wedding insurance is one item I’d definitely look into especially since policies and prices vary. Do you think wedding insurance is worth it?
When it comes to weddings, it seems to always be about the bride. From what she’ll wear to her rehearsal dinner to the wedding gown (or gowns) that she’ll adorn at the ceremony and reception. But what about the other half?
Grooms everywhere are becoming more and more involved in the day to day planning, and as a result, getting excited about how he will look when he walks down the aisle! Need some inspiration on how to infuse color into your suit or tuxedo? Look no further:
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One thing to notice in our fun and colorful inspiration board is that the classic black tuxedo with white or black tux and vest is not present! A Black Tie Wedding has its restrictions but is oh-so-amazing with its crisp formality, especially at beautiful venues found in top cities like Boston and NYC. Black Tie is typically held after 6pm and is noted on the invitation. Learn more about dressing for a Black Tie Wedding.
Trending shades of navy, grey and tan are becoming increasingly popular:
- Navy Tuxedos have been popping up all over the red carpet over the past few years. This look has an elegant feel and is a favorite for a formal wedding on the waterfront. Imagine paired with a Nautical Theme!
- Tan Suits are an amazing choice for couples getting married outdoors. Also a great choice for a seaside wedding, but also perfect for a garden or outdoor wedding in the spring or summer.
- Grey Suits and Tuxedos come in so many shades! From a breezy, linen grey suit for an afternoon summer wedding to charcoal grey for an evening winter wedding, this color is the perfect choice for the groom who doesn’t want to stray too far from classic black.
Regardless of the color tuxedo or suit you choose – grey, tan, navy or black – adding a pop of color is easy to do. Have fun, enjoy. Let your individual style stand out!