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2020 Wedding Dress Trends

Before you begin your wedding dress shopping process for your 2020 wedding, take a look at the 2020 wedding dress trends for the year. Bring photos with you to make your shopping easier. These trends will give you a vision to inspire your wedding day attire. Here are five 2020 wedding dress trends to look for as you go shopping.

Trend #1- Bows, Bows, & More Bows

Bows are not just for little girls anymore! They are back for bridal, and in a big way. These bridal bows come large or small and in many fabrics too! Bows can be the straps on a gown, on the back of the gown, or on the front. Either way, you cannot choose wrong with a bow gown.

Trend #2- Plunging Necklines

Plunging necklines do not need to make grandma nervous anymore! This new trend is done in a tasteful way. It doesn’t make you nervous about slipping out anymore either! The support and beauty of the designs are purposefully placed to be supportive, yet sexy.

Trend #3- Pockets

We think this trend should never go away and should be in all outfits ever! Who doesn’t love pockets? Women’s clothing designers, take note: women need pockets! Pockets in a wedding dress are perfect for tissues & mints to ensure you’re wedding day ready!

Trend #4- Detachable Trains & Overskirts

We love a good bustle! But, if you are not a fan of taking up some of your wedding day timeline to have your bridesmaids or loved ones bustling your gown, never fear! This year’s trend of a detachable train or overskirt is exactly what you need. Rock your beautiful flowing train for pictures, then take it off for your night of dancing at your reception.

Trend #5- Straight Across Necklines

This classic is a classic for a reason! This neckline is timeless, feminine, and flattering especially for taller brides. You cannot choose wrong with this timeless option. If you want to embrace some elegant, Audrey Hepburn vibes, here’s how you do it!

Did you use these trends to find your 2020 wedding dress? We want to hear from you! Comment below, or send your 2020 wedding photos (with vendor credits) to hello@chicagoweddingblog.com! We’d love to share your story. For more wedding planning tips and tricks, check out the suggested blog posts below! Happy wedding planning!

10 iPhone Apps for Wedding Planning

10 iPhone Apps for Wedding Planning

10 iPhone Apps for Wedding Planning

You have an app for that. Technology has allowed us to have planning tools at the tip of our fingers nowadays. Gone are the bulky binders containing all your vendor contracts, to-do lists, and other important items for your wedding day. Through the use of apps, you can keep everything all in one easy to reach spot- your Smartphone.

Disclaimer: Not all phones are capable of using these programs. All suggestions are compatible for iPhones only.

Drum roll please, we present to you the top 10 iPhone Apps for Planning the Perfect Wedding, in no particular order:

1) Wedding 911 by The Knot – Get advice from other bride-to-be’s emergencies, questions, issues, and other debacles. – FREE

2) iwedding deluxe – The priciest of our picks, is on sale now! You can get organized, get a to-do list by planning month, upload guest list information, and much more. – $5.99

3) BRIDES Wedding Genius 2.0 – Browse wedding gowns, wedding rings, explore honeymoon destinations, and other important to-do items for your nuptials. – FREE

4) Wedding Bridal Binder – Designed by a celebrity wedding planner, this “bridal binder” replaces that bulky folder we mentioned earlier chock full of your contracts and other important day-of information. From blogs to tips and to-do lists, we feel for the minimal price this a good contender. – $2.99

5) Wedding Dress Look Book by The Knot – While The Knot has take the approach of splitting up some of their focus on different apps, this one looks only at your wedding attire. Browse wedding dress designers, silhouettes, fabric choices, and more. – FREE

6) Wedding Scan – With the Wedding Scan instead of using different stores scanners, you are not limited to just two or three big box stores when you register. Since your iPhone goes with you everywhere, so does the ability of this app to scan all bar-codes. – $2.99

7) Destinations Weddings and Honeymoons – Starting to dream of your luxe vacation with your sweetie? Get some ideas specifically for your honeymoon or destination wedding with the help of this app. – FREE

8) Crate & Barrel Wedding and Gift Registry – A lot of couples choose to register with Crate & Barrel. They make the process very easy and even assist you with your thank you notes after the shower and wedding are over! How cool is that? – FREE

10 iPhone Apps for Wedding Planning

9) Prepare to Wed – With Prepare to Wed you can browse venues, choose vendors and read their biographies, as well as to-do lists and other features. We give this an A. – FREE

10) The Ultimate Wedding Planner by The Knot – We’re not trying to be biased, but this is the Big Kahuna of all apps, and it’s FREE! This comprehensive app does it all. Download it today to see what the buzz is about. – FREE

Grab one of all of these apps to help make your life a little more manageable. Then you can exclaim “they lived happily ever after!”

SimplyBridal – 5 Iconic But Unusual Wedding Dresses

SimplyBridal does it again with 5 iconic but unusual wedding dresses.

The American singer-songwriter, lead vocalist, and worldwide fashion icon Gwen Stefani made headlines with the Galliano wedding gown in 2002. What about John Lennon’s bride, Yoko Ono, who stepped out in a big floppy hat? SimplyBridal has compiled the most iconic and unusual wedding outfits from the last century. Do any of these fit your style?
5 Iconic Wedding Dresses

Valentines Day Around the World

Valentine’s Day Around the World

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner; February 14th is generally the day where men shell out on average $130 on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates. But by this time, the couples in Wales had already celebrated St. Dwynwen’s Day. In addition, the Chinese Valentine’s Day isn’t until the 7th day of the 7th month of the lunar calendar!

One of our favorite vendors, ‘SimplyBridal‘, has put together a list of Valentine’s Day Around the World.

Valentine's Day Around the World

SimplyBridal

SimplyBridalSimplyBridal is an online retailer started in July 2011, simplifying the entire bridal process by putting the best wedding products and services directly into the hands of users worldwide. This mission is accomplished by offering a selection of quality bridal products; providing an excellent, worry-free purchase experience; providing the best set of bridal resources and content; and offering beautiful, superior-quality wedding dresses that won’t break the budget.

Offering over 400 wedding gown styles, 180 bridesmaids dress styles in 28 colors, close to 100 wedding veils, and a new line of bridal jewelry. Each dress is made to order from the finest fabrics without the monumental cost and corporate red tape. SimplyBridal offers a 30-day risk free return policy on their products.

SimplyBridal has professional bridal consultants at the showroom as well as over the phone with years of experience to assist brides in choosing the dress of their dreams. The in house design team consists of graduates from Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.

Simply Bridal is offering a 15% discount (shipping not included).
Here is the discount code: SBL86MD.
It expires 02/28/2013 and is valid for 10 uses.

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Shopbop.com Wedding Boutique

Shopbop , for those of you just being introduced to the upper echelons of online shopping is a leading online retailer that focuses on fashion forward contemporary finds. Perfectly curated by their team of stylists, editors and buyers, the site has everything from well known labels to up and comers who are hitting the fashion scene hard. With the target demographic is somewhere is the 21-35 range ( although their reach goes from beyond that age group) it seems only fitting that their latest venture is dressing the bride from head to toe for her big day and beyond.

Since online shopping has become so prevalent for the busy working girl, Shopbop, has found a huge and loyal following of customers who love their speedy shipping, great return policy and close enough to real life descriptions that you almost always keep your purchases.  Their team of expert fashionistas take sizing charts and quality control to a whole new level that keeps those obsessed with their picks coming back season after season.

Badgley Mischka Bridal

So it wasn’t long until this genius e-commerce house got smart to the shopping habits of brides-to-be. Especially those brides looking for variety in a sea of the same dresses and accessories stocked at bridal salons.  While some stores have exclusives with designers who like to keep their gowns in one select store per market, Shopbop offers many of these same designers under the same roof.  Names like Badgley Mischka, Marchesa, Temperley London, J. Mendel, and Zac Posen, just to name a few, can be seen side by side for comparison in what can only be viewed as the best of the best going head to head for your vote.  The amazing part is that all of the sizes are ready to wear and as for the return policy? It’s the same! And better yet? The dress arrives at your door perfectly wrapped in some of the finest packaging around. Now if that isn’t high-end bridal service, we don’t know what is!

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Besides a plethora of gowns for the very glamour, modern, or classic bride, they also offer a huge selection of amazing statement jewelry, handbags, hair accessories and shoes.  You can even outfit your entire wedding party in one of their just as fashionable bridesmaid ensembles. If that weren’t one-stop shopping enough for you, then consider all of the events from showers, engagement parties, and the rehearsal dinner that you simply must find the perfect dress for. Shopbop has that covered too. Alongside their gorgeous display of shorter white dresses, you can peruse the entire site for the perfect outfit for any event.

So jump on over to Shopbop.com and start pulling your looks for the big day. Be sure to sign up for special offers like their annual holiday sales where the more you spend, the more you get! And happy Shopping!