New in Weddings

Whatever your role is- guest, officiant, proud mother- it is time to prepare for the impending spring/summer wedding season, AKA Every Saturday From Now Until November. Whatever you do, please don’t half-ass it. People can tell if you’re wearing a dress that’s been to 12 other weddings and you’re so over it, or that you grabbed the gift on the way to the shower, or that you’ve had red velvet cake so many times before what is the point it is just red cake. We totally sympathize, especially with brides and grooms who are trying to create their own special occasion that doesn’t feel like deja vu all over again for everyone involved. We’ve rounded up some fun new trends in weddings that will help keep things fresh and make the big day a little bit unique and unexpected. A new wedding season is upon us, so it is time to get creative, get thoughtful, and get those dancing shoes ready. The YMCA isn’t going to do itself.

Follow Me on Pinterest | Posted: 07 May, 2013 by Rene

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  • Large Personalized Champagne Tub


    This grand champagne tub is indeed a fantastic wedding gift, but honestly, who wouldn’t enjoy receiving a personalized, fancy-pants cooler? Customize with a monogram and this tub- which can hold about six bottles and a few beers tossed on top- will make you everyone’s favorite guest. Time to pop some corks!

    $59 at Susabella | Buy

    | Posted 25 Jun, 2013 by Rene
  • Silver Mirrored Bead Bouquet


    Some brides are all - and we do mean ALL - about the sparkle. If that applies to you, skip the traditional bouquet of roses and carry this gorgeous handmade bouquet of over 500 mirror-backed octagon shaped beads. It glimmers and radiates shine with every movement, and after the wedding can become a beautiful heirloom centerpiece in your new married home.

    $225 at Bridal Bouquets by Ky | Buy

    | Posted 17 Jun, 2013 by Janet
  • Custom Illustrated Couple Portrait


    If you want to give the gift no one else will think of, this is it. Commission Jordan Grace Owens to create a beautiful, illustrated portrait of the happy couple and completely blow their newly weded minds.

    $150 at Jordan Grace Owens | Buy

    | Posted 05 Jun, 2013 by Rene
  • Gilded Shadows Crystal Headband Wrap


    Planning a Gatsby-themed wedding? Meet the perfect topper to your vintage-style gown: This tulle head wrap with a beaded, jeweled lace accent. Wear it farther back on your head as shown, or over the forehead in traditional 20s style.

    $86 at Gilded Shadows | Buy

    | Posted 30 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Wedding Photo Booth Props


    What’s a wedding without a photo booth, and what’s a photo booth without fun props? Your wedding guests will have a blast donning these tiaras, sunglasses, mustaches, etc., all neatly attached to sticks for easy positioning. Say cheese!

    $28 at CreativeButterflyXOX | Buy

    | Posted 24 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Ruche Janelle Bridal Gown


    Fashion-conscious brides on a budget will adore this creamy silk and chiffon strapless gown. Grecian-style pleats on the skirt and bodice, removeable shoulder straps, and a delicately embellished belt and neckline combine for a sweet, romantic style that’s unique and traditional, all at the same time.

    $650 at Ruche | Buy

    | Posted 24 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Before & After Wedding Invitation Minibooks


    Planning an out-of-town wedding or a weekend extravaganza? You might want to go the Minibook route. Minted’s charming little booklets are a great way to corral all of that information- schedules, accomodations, etc.- without overwhelming your guests (or yourself.) They look good while doing it, too.

    $6 at Minted | Buy

    (prices vary)

    | Posted 24 May, 2013 by Rene
  • French Connection Webby Web Clutch


    “Something blue”? Don’t mind if we do! Slip wedding day necessities (tissues, lip gloss, needle and thread, mini deodorant, stain removing wipes, etc.) into this intricately beaded box clutch, and give it to someone in the wedding party to hold on to for you as you say your I do’s and dance the night away. Includes a detachable chain strap.

    $178 at French Connection | Buy

    | Posted 23 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Mollie Dress


    Flattering tucks and folds will keep your body-conscious bridesmaids feeling confident; a punchy, tangerine-hued dress will add a burst of fresh color amongst all of that white and cream.

    $235 at J. Crew | Buy

    | Posted 23 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Gerard Yosca Turquoise Flower Button Earrings


    Check off your “something blue” with these turquoise glass and Swarovski crystal earrings. The geometric design and Art Deco flair are sure to make these studs ones you reach for time and again, long after the ink has dried on your wedding license.

    $165 at Charm & Chain | Buy

    | Posted 21 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Bravura Sandals


    No kitten-heeled pumps for you, thanks- you’re going big on your wedding day, all the way down to your toes. Delphine Manivet’s leather stilettos give some major rocker edge to help balance the princess-ness of it all, and we love it.

    $400 at BHLDN | Buy

    | Posted 21 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Taupe Bridal Sash


    Fake a haute couture wedding gown in two easy steps. 1) Buy a classic, simple (and hopefully inexpensive) gown with minimal bells and whistles. 2) Buy this handmade sash, which does all of the bell and whistling for you, and then some. Silk, crystals, lace, and that gorgous blush-y shade of taupe will add instant luxe to your big day dress.

    $125 at Weddings And Such | Buy

    | Posted 21 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Tula Champagne Coupes


    A wedding reception isn’t complete without champagne toasts, so have the happy couple and their wedding party drink out of these 1930s-style champagne coupes. Each glass (the set includes six) is slightly different, and the unique shape of the glasses allows them to easily be stacked for that cool champagne fountain trick.

    $70 at BHLDN | Buy

    | Posted 20 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Rose Gold Amethyst Ring


    Go green in the bling-iest way possible. A pastel green amethyst is an unexpected choice for an engagement ring, but just as jaw-dropping as a diamond one. And there are plenty of sparkling diamonds circling this stunner of a stone to pay homage to tradition.

    $826 at Rare Earth | Buy

    | Posted 13 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Aqua Crystal Tear Drop Necklace


    Bling it up (in a classy way) with this aqua crystal bib necklace. Graduating sizes of brilliant and marquis-cut stones create a dramatic pop of color that’s perfect for special occasion outfits, or just adding a little sparkle to a gray Monday morning at work.

    $68 at Required Flare | Buy

    | Posted 10 May, 2013 by Janet
  • Personalized Tree Guest Book


    Trust us, you are NEVER going to crack open the dusty guest book from your wedding. Never. OK, maybe once, but seriously, why not make it a piece of art that can adorn your wall? This handcrafted ‘book’ features paper leaves that your guests will sign and a sweet red heart carved into the tree. Already framed, hang this tree in your home and fondly recall your big day every time you pass it.

    $78 at SuzyShoppe | Buy

    | Posted 10 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Silk Organza Petals Dress


    We love the idea of weddings with a twist, and this adorable dress from Ann Taylor fits the bill for the bride who doesn’t want to look cookie-cutter. This short, silk dress is festooned with petals that are begging to be shaken on the dance floor. And the black grosgrain ribbon belt adds a jolt of toughness to an otherwise dreamy little dress.

    $595 at Ann Taylor | Buy

    | Posted 09 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Floral Vintage Flag Place Cards


    These tiny, floral flags would be beyond adorable speared into cupcakes, but they can also multi-task as seat-markers or favor tags. The sweet pastels are perfect for a vintage-inspired, garden wedding.

    $2 at Rebecca Lancaster Designs | Buy

    | Posted 07 May, 2013 by Rene
  • Mango Butterfly One Shoulder Dress


    Got a lot of weddings to go to this summer? Meet the perfect wedding guest frock: It’s pretty and feminine, without being too short or too low-cut or too attention-grabbing - after all, one must never pull focus from the happy couple. With a delicate, graduated butterfly print, flowy fabric, and belted waist, it’s flattering and feminine.

    $71 at Asos | Buy

    | Posted 07 May, 2013 by Janet