Wedding season is just starting and I know many of you have a lot of weddings to go to this summer and fall. But what do you wear to that destination beach wedding or the upscale ballroom wedding? Is a cocktail dress appropriate or a full-length gown? Check out these tips to help you figure it out.
Stay away from white
You may have heard this one already but do not wear white. This is the bride’s day so wearing white would be a huge faux pas. I would even avoid cream or blush as a lot of bride’s are opting for a little bit of color in their wedding dresses these days.
Go for a more feminine, romantic look
This is a celebration of love, not a night out at the club. Think floral prints, ruffles and lace rather than something more fashion forward or too revealing.
Wear appropriate shoes
Don’t forget that you might be on your feet for extended periods of time standing at the cocktail hour or dancing the night away. So wedges, mid-height heels or flats might be the most comfortable option. You can also bring a pair of flats in your bag if you really want to wear those sky high heels.
Make note of the dress code
The couple sometimes states the dress code on the invitation or their wedding website. If not, you can usually tell by the type of venue the wedding will be held at. If it’s at a beach, something more dressy casual or a cocktail dress would work. If it’s at a ballroom, something formal would be more appropriate. When in doubt, it’s better to be over-dressed than under-dressed.
Need some more ideas? Here are some suggestions, based on the dress code of the wedding from the Black Tux, an online boutique specializing in tuxedo and suit rentals:
Mother’s Day is coming up in a couple of weeks! So I put together this free printable Mother’s Day card that you can download and easily print at home. Watercolor florals courtesy of Angie Makes.
In order to print the card, all you need to do is buy some 8.5 x 11 cardstock at your local craft store, load up your printer and print this PDF file. Then you can cut it using scissors, a paper cutter or x-acto knife and then fold it in half and pair it with a standard A7 envelope. You can download the PDF here. Enjoy!
You might have noticed things are looking a bit different around here. After a few years, I finally decided it was time to redesign the site. It feels a lot more modern and clean and is now mobile-friendly! And to celebrate we’re doing a giveaway for a $250 Crafty Pie gift card that can go towards anything in the shop! Just enter your email below for your chance to win!
Giveaway dates: 4/14/16-4/19/16 (11:59pm EST)
Prize: $250 Gift Certificate
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Shipping: Winner pays shipping if applicable. Winner will receive a gift certificate code. Shipping varies depending on location.
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Prize value: $250 | No cash value
Winner announced on 4/20/16 via email and on this page
Winner must accept and use gift certificate within one year
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I am so excited to announce our new line of custom wedding cake toppers! These cake toppers are a perfect addition to your wedding or special event cake. We have a line of phrases for you to choose from or we can customize with your names or special phrase. The cake toppers are made from a high quality 1/8″ inch thick acrylic in black, white, mirror gold or mirror silver. These cake toppers can be used over and over again as well!
Check out some of our designs here:
More designs coming soon! Which one is your favorite?
Our friends over at Weddington Way have given me exclusive access to this year’s Bridal Fashion Week and I could not be more excited about the trends showing up this year!
Want to shirk the traditional white dress? Then go for a colored dress! Fashion week had everything from pale pinks to light blues and even floral prints. We heard that even two toned dresses were hitting the runway!
Dresses with an Edge
Looking for something less girly and more edgey? How about a Rock n’ Roll inspired wedding dress? This season, boho favorite (and one of my favorites!) Claire Pettibone and acclaimed newcomer Houghton both showcased drop dead gorgeous styles in fun, cool, and wearable silhouettes.
This year lots of lace, tulle, and feathers were being used in unique ways! Multiple fabrics were used on one dress to create stunning looks. In addition to these newer trending fabrics, recurring silhouettes like illusion sleeves, low backs and even deep neck lines were even seen.
One trend making its comeback this year is long trains. Brides are making their statements this season by embracing the drama of a cathedral train. Celebrities are even embracing this trend. Anyone see Rihanna’s dress at this year’s Met Gala? It looks absolutely royal!
Here are some of the exclusive images I’m able to share featuring some of my favorite designers:
Floral wedding gowns at Romona Keveza
Inspired by Lupita Nyong’o’s infamous stolen and returned 2015 Oscar gown
Gorgeous Bridesmaids dresses from Watters
Be sure to check out Weddington Way. They offer a variety of bridesmaid dresses, similar to the ones above. They are always on top of the latest trends, colors and styles.
If you missed out on our Style Me Pretty giveaway last week, then you’re in luck! We are doing another giveaway over on Emmaline Bride! We are giving away another $250 gift certificate towards anything your heart desires on our shop! Click here for details on how to enter.
*This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to our winner Natalia!*
We are excited to showcase our new invitation collection over at Style Me Pretty today! And we are celebrating with a $250 giveaway towards anything in our shop. Click here for more details on how to enter. There’s also a special discount code for Style Me Pretty readers.
Watercolor Floral Wedding Invitation
Modern Botanical Wedding Invitation
Romantic Vintage Wedding Invitation
Rustic Wood Wedding Invitation
Under the Stars Wedding Invitation
Calligraphy Script Wedding Invitation