Whatever would a bride do without her entourage, her most loyal of
assorted girlfriends, her bridesmaids? Bridesmaids play an important
role in the wedding party, along with their assistance behind the scenes
of the wedding itself. It is quite fitting then when the bride herself
puts forth the thought and effort of presenting her closest friends with
In accordance with the time honored tradition of gift giving, the bearer
will want to keep in mind the unique taste, style, and interests of the
recipient. You want your ladies in waiting to feel special and honored,
not that you haven't the faintest clue who they are as individual
So far, the top five most popular bridesmaids gifts for 2013 are as follows:
1. Personalised Bracelets
A personalised piece of jewellery will show your friend that you really
took the time to make sure that her gift was special. Also, no one can
steal her bracelet and get away with it. (Unless the thief has the same
name, that is.)
2. Engraved Jewellery Boxes
Again, this is a most memorable keepsake. Whenever she's putting her
jewellery to rest, she will look at her memento and remember with
fondness the spectacular time she had at your wedding.
3. Hair Clips, Pins & Combs
This choice depends on her hair length and preferred styling methods.
This is a gift that can be used on the wedding day for those pesky stray
locks when dancing.
Not just any jewellery; something that coordinates perfectly with the
bridesmaids' dresses. As an added bonus, it should bring out the colour
in her eyes.
Or flip flops, in colors coordinating with the general theme. It's not a
conventional bridesmaid's gift, but it is practical. All of that
walking in those sexy shoes is going to catch up with everyone at some
point during the festivities. (Perhaps the bride should score a pair for
herself as well?)
There are these options and many more, if you know where to look ! Happy shopping !
Your wedding shoes are without a doubt one of the most important pairs of shoes you’ll ever own. They’ll walk you up and down the aisle, see you through the wedding photos, and dance you across the floor with your new husband. So, it’s no surprise that some brides feel the pressure when picking out their all-important shoes – it’s kind of a big deal, so if you think the only option when it comes to wedding shoes are classic satin pumps, it’s time to think again! 2020/21 presents a fresh take on wedding shoes, which gives a wide array of choices for brides. While traditional wedding shoes will always be an option, at the start of the new decade, brides are looking for a little something extra when it comes to their wedding day footwear.
Let’s take a look at the top five wedding shoe styles on offer to brides this year…
A far cry from plain and simple options, 2020’s wedding shoes will reflect the modern bride, while still embracing femininity and romance. Expect to see a fresh focus on bold details to show the personality of the bride or to celebrate something the happy couple hold dear..
Deciding what wedding veil to wear with your dress is a major moment in creating your overall wedding day look isn't as simple as just choosing a long or short veil! Different types of veils and lengths can completely transform your wedding dress, so if you're wondering how to pick a veil, look no further, our guide will help you match a veil to your wedding dress…
Bird Cage Wedding Veil:
This short wedding veil usually made of a net or lace can cover just the eyes, skim the nose or stop at the jawline. A rule of thumb often used is, the shorter the dress, the shorter the veil. If you are wearing a cocktail length gown or shorter, a birdcage veil, is perfect, think of something reminiscent of an Audrey Hepburn movie, The bird cage veil is also a great accompaniment to a vintage wedding dress. For brides whose something borrowed is also their wedding dress, why not go all out with a birdcage veil to match?
If you’ve already started planning your wedding, you’re probably aware of the many, many decisions you’ll need to make along the way, including the predicament of how to choose a wedding hair “do”. Should you wear your hair up or down? What about waves or a sleek bun? You may be relying on the internet to throw up some hair inspiration but feeling overwhelmed by the amount of choice. If this sounds like you then we have whittled down the current top bridal hair trends to the final 6 so that you can choose the perfect wedding day hairstyle. Once you’ve selected the perfect look, you can work with a professional hairstylist to bring your vision to life.
Style #1: The Hollywood Wave
This look is really glamorous and glossy. A flashback to the movie stars of the thirties and forties. It's a great option for the brides who want to leave their hair down but still want it to feel different and really special. A classic every single year, but it looks so good on literally everyone.
Style #2: Textured Updo
Perfect for brides who want to have their hair up but want a relaxed look. It's textured, soft and has natural-looking volume. To achieve this look it's vital that your hair has some subtle highlights and plenty of layers.