Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
I love the Holidays... what's family and turkey without diamonds!? From Thanksgiving to New Years Eve more guys pop the question than in any other time of the year. With that being said, there's much to consider after saying yes!
Here's a few things to keep in mind (and keep you busy) before we all say thanks and slice the turkey.
What is most important to you and your groom to be?
For some people it's the details and others it's the open bar. The point is, it's completely up to you and your fiance. Knowing what is important will help you focus and stay on budget while planning. Believe me, it's so easy to want it all once you see what's out there.
What season do you want to get married in?
Spring, summer, fall or winter? There are so many different looks to a wedding and the best way to start is by determining the time of year.
What budget are you trying to stay in?
Budget is going to be the number one factor in determining everything. It doesn't mean you can't plan a fabulous wedding with a tighter budget, but it's definitely best to be honest with yourself (and your planner) from the beginning! You have to have a range at least or else you can go from a $30,000 to spending five times as much before you know it.
Make sure you keep a look out for part two of this post after the new year... more exciting tips will be posted on what to do first once you're engaged. Until then drink wine and eat pumpkin pie until your heart's content. After all, the wedding will most likely be a year away which gives you plenty of time to get in shape! Happy Thanksgiving friends!
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Recently while in Miami I stumbled across the Adventura Mall and into Forever 21... stumbled as in I heard about how amazing this mall was and made it a priority to go! There on a rack were dozens of floor length, flowy blue dresses and immediately I thought, BRIDESMAID! For the ridiculous price of $32.80 sizes were offered from 0-14 making it a purchase your bridesmaids will love you for. I highly doubt the quality or sizing measures up to any dress ordered from a salon, but this option could be great for brides (and bridesmaids!) on a a serious bridal budget.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
In 1988 Mark Badgley and James Mischka became the design duo who have left their mark for decades for their stylish and glamorous designs. They have created designs that have been worn by several different Hollywood women such as Madonna, Catherine Zeta Jones, Jennifer Lopez, Sharon Stone, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Kate Winslet, Taylor Swift, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Carrie Underwood. Their beautiful gowns and accessories have been worn by President's daughters, and by countless other women in society.
All of Badgley Mischka's designs are constructed from the finest fabrics and the best craftsmanship. The line is known for intricate and luxurious detailing.
Solutions Bridal Designer House carries Badgley Mischka bridal gowns and this weekend you won't want to miss the chance to see some of the luxurious designs in for the weekend. There is a Badgley Mischka trunk show taking place this weekend, that will include an exclusive designer discount, and a firsthand look at some of Badgley Mischka's finest gowns.
Don't miss out on your chance to experience one of America's "Top 10 American Designers," as described by Vogue magazine. It will be great fun!
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Even though I'm not engaged I couldn't resist logging on and creating an avatar of my own! This is what I came up with...
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
At Solutions Bridal Designer House, we have plenty of choices for bridal shoes. We have incredible shoes made by Angela Nuran, that are not only super cute, they are amazingly comfortable too! We have endless options from Grace Shoes, Grazia, Touch Ups, and more. We also have some amazingly stylish shoes by Badgley Mischka.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
No bride wants to feel the stress that the bride pictured above is showing. Your wedding and all of the planning should be a fun process. It wouldn't be realistic to say that the whole process should be stress free, but there are parts of the process that you should just enjoy!
Picking out your wedding gown should be one of the most exciting and fun experiences in the whole wedding planning process. A lot of brides struggle with trying to figure out who to bring to their bridal appointments. Brides sometimes want to bring all of their close girlfriends in order to include everyone and get all of her best friends opinions. Other brides, feel obligated to bring along several opinions, but in reality they want the dress they want!
My best advice for who you should bring to your bridal appointment is the person who you are absolutely closest to. Whether is be your mom, your best friend, your sibling, or whoever, bring the person that you love and trust the most.
If you feel like you need more than just mom or best friends advice or opinion, bring along a few of your best friends. At Solutions Bridal, we love when our brides come with just mom and a close friend. That way, each bride has the chance to get pampered and pick the gown that SHE truly loves and feels amazing in.
As a bride, if you feel like you need to bring more of your friends along, that is completely fine, just be sure that you know that ultimately, your choice is what matters! Be confident and know that your bridal appointment should be a super fun and exciting time. Don't let anyone else take that from you!