There are more styles for brides & bridesmaids to wear on wedding days than ever before. However, this does pose some logistical challenges. Brides and bridesmaids have to coordinate necklines and skirts with figure, undergarments, dress lengths, and shoes. It is important to keep a few details in mind as you plan your bridal party’s wedding attire. Here is what you need to know, brides and bridesmaids, about what to wear to look and feel your best.
Wedding Year Of Pearls
2019/2020 is the wedding year of the pearl. Bridal fashion is always a combination of new and unique with classic and timeless. Pearls fit into that perfectly! From gowns to shoes, pearls are a classic back on trend. Because the pearl trend is back and better than ever, we will show you our favorite pearl ensembles.
2019/2020 wedding dresses have a range of pearl options. Some wedding gowns have pearls sewn onto the dresses. Other wedding gowns have accessories, such as a wrap or cape, to add pearls to your wedding attire. The gown below, by Allison Webb, has both! How amazing is that?
Veils add classic drama to your wedding attire. There are many ways to incorporate pearl details to your veil. One option is to have a pearl embroidered edge to the veil. Pearls on the edge of a veil gives fun movement to your look. If you choose a pearl speckled veil, pearls will spread throughout the veil. Are you a fan of polka dots? If polka dots are your thing, you will like speckled veils. Nomatter which pearl veil you choose, it will match your wedding dress.
The easiest way to incorporate pearls into your wedding day is your hair accessories. There are so many options for hair accessories. If you want a small hair accessory, they make pearl embossed bobby pins. If you prefer to have a slightly larger accessory, look for pearl hair barrettes. Similar in size to hair barrettes, you could use a hair vine or comb. These accessories work with any hairstyle.
Your wedding shoes are a unique way to add pearls to your wedding. Whether you’d like heels or flats, there are many pearl options. If you like a boho-chic look, a cute pair of pearl sandals are just for you. But, never fear, if you love the formality of heels there are plenty of styles for you too. Many brides are erring on the comfy side of shoes for their wedding day. Because of this, many designers make pearl embossed sneakers!
Did you embrace the pearl trend at your 2019 wedding?! Are you planning to incorporate them into your 2020 wedding?! Send us your photos with vendors credited and we’d love to feature your wedding. We hope these tips and trends help you prepare for your wedding. For more wedding planning advice check out the blog posts below! Happy Planning!
When shopping for a wedding dress, most brides take this as potentially the most serious step on the way to the alter. Who needs great wedding invitations or a reception seating chart if you don’t have the perfect dress? We love the idea of being original. Though there are thousands of dresses to scout, you can make your wedding dress unique to you with just a few simple touches…wedding accessories.
One way is statement jewelry. It’s easy to be swayed at the jewelry store by “real” diamonds but trust us, there’s an easier and even customizable way! Besides, no one’s going to be inspecting your dress with a magnifier to see if they’re real diamonds. Swarovski crystals get the job done in spectacular fashion.
Think your dress needs a splash of color or accent to make it unique? Why not try a black ribbon belt with crystals or a bow on it?
We love the thousands of options to browse through on Etsy, simply type in whatever you want to find such as “black wedding belt” or “wedding jewelry”. The prices are usually pretty fair and the shipping is minimal. We’ve had great experiences with brides dealing with Etsy artisans. What better way to support a local artist and also create your own style dress? It helps to keep this in mind when wedding dress shopping – everything can be altered and every dress can be dressed up or down with wedding accessories!
Your dress is new, your mother gave you something old, and you borrowed something from your best friend. Now, all you need is something blue. Incorporating the color into your wedding day is easier, and more fun, than you may imagine.
Why Something Blue
The wedding cliché “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue…” originated during the Victorian era. Blue was believed to symbolize fidelity and faithfulness. Today, many brides follow the cliché for good-luck.
How to Include Blue
At first, you may wonder how on earth you are going to wear something blue, especially if your wedding colors don’t exactly coordinate with the shade. Fortunately, there are plenty of options. Here are just a few suggestions.
- Invisible wedding accessories – If blue clashes with your wedding colors, invisible accessories are a great way to incorporate blue. You are still following the wedding superstition, but the guests, and camera, don’t see the blue. One option is a blue garter. If you prefer a white garter, you can purchase one with a tiny blue bow. Another option is undergarments with blue detailing. This can be as subtle as a blue bow on the front of your panties or as extravagant as blue lettering across your hinny.
- Visible accessories – If you want the blue to be visible, you can choose blue jewelry, headpieces, or shoes. This is a great way to add color to an all-white ensemble.
- The Wedding Gown – Traditionally, wedding gowns were white or ivory. Today, gowns incorporate any color imaginable. Again, this can be subtle, such a small blue flower, or extravagant, such a blue trimmed train. The best part is you can choose the shade of blue that best coordinates with your wedding theme.
- Wedding Flowers – Traditionally, brides carried an all-white bouquet. Today, many brides incorporate color into their bouquet. You can include blue flowers in the arrangement, or you can simply add blue details such as a blue ribbon wrapped around the stems. Another option is to wear a small blue flower in your hair.
These are just a few possibilities. We would love to hear your suggestions for fulfilling the wedding tradition of something blue.
Monday was a big day in the bridal world. BHLDN, the bridal brainchild of the people at Anthropologie was launched. The whimsy, magic, and delicateness of Anthropologie has now been packed into a beautiful world for brides.
BHLDN is of course heavily focused on wedding gowns. Their selection is one-of-a-kind and makes almost any past, present, or future bride swoon. They’ve got something for every body type and every type of bride. If you want elegant, they’ve got it. If you want romantic, they’ve got. Vintage inspired, garden appropriate, whimsy laced…yep, they’ve got those too. The selection is nothing short of beautiful. However, just because Anthropologie is a big name, doesn’t mean they’re pumping out their gowns by the thousands. Dresses are sold on a limited basis, so brides don’t have to fear seeing their dress on every corner or at every alter.
And in true Anthropologie fashion, the customer service of BHLDN is special and sincere. Their website abounds with ways to narrow down your style and find the perfect look. Shipping is affordable and returns are free with a prepaid label. And don’t fret about confusing bridal sizing. The folks at BHLDN have made it easy, with a focus on traditional sizing and a fit guide that can help even the most size confused bride.
But BHLDN doesn’t stop at bridal gowns, they make it a point to continue the bridal experience creating party inspired dresses for attendants, family members, and guests. These dresses are also perfect for the bride to wear to other wedding related events and festivities. BHLDN is the antithesis to stuffy, cheesy, and unwearable bridesmaids dresses. It’s hard to find one dress on their site that you don’t love.
Continuing the magic, BHLDN offers shoes, lingerie, accessories, and more. Their shoes are Cinderella worthy, and their accessories are statement pieces fit for a queen. Glancing at their website, its easy to forget you’re in wedding world, because their pieces are so timeless, you’ll be swooning and loving them long after the wedding has passed.
Please enjoy the following images from the BHLDN collection.