How fun is this: The folks over at Mode put together a cool time-lapse video that showcases 100 years of wedding gown trends in just three minutes. It’s part of their 100 Years of Fashion series, and it offers a really neat look at how bridal fashion (including hair and makeup) has changed over the last century.
From the flapper dresses of the 1920s to the puffy shoulders and long-sleeved gowns of the 1980s (looking at you, Mom), the video gives us a glimpse into each decade’s signature style, starting with 1915. It’s pretty fascinating to watch, and you might just find a bit of inspiration for your Big Day wardrobe in one of the historic styles.
WHY: If you live in the Delaware area (or plan on getting married there) this event is one you won’t want to miss: Over 40 local vendors will be on hand to discuss trends, offer advice and help you plan the biggest party of your life. There will be food and cake tastings and lots of deals and discounts to be had, too.
COST: Tickets are $10 at the door; $5 discount tickets and $20 bridal party passes available online.
Do you recognize that setting? It’s Terrain at Styers!
In our Fall/Winter 2015 issue, we featured a very artsy local couple who had a really beautiful wedding at Stotesbury Mansion last October (Hi Erin and Allen!). The bride DIY-ed a handful of things for the Big Day, but what stood out to me the most was the colorful paper garland that served as the backdrop for their ceremony (you can see it here)—Erin and her mom strung all of the circular cut-outs by hand!
I’ve seen a ton of similar ceremony backdrops since then, and it’s now one of my favorite ways to add a touch of whimsy to your wedding décor. Whether you go with a confetti design like Erin did or opt for something more multidimensional (like paper cranes, flowers and tassels), there are options to match every style.
These Tacori rings are just a few of the sparklers that will be on sale.
Get your calendars out and mark this down stat: Starting on Saturday, October 3, Bernie Robbins Jewelers will be having a massive moving sale at their Radnor and Newtown locations, and they’re offering some amazing deals on engagement rings and bridal jewelry.
When we write the honeymoon features for each of our print issues, we always include a section that details the best time of year to travel to that particular location. Oftentimes we mention the destination’s peak tourist season (these months usually have the nicest weather), that way you’ll know right off the bat if it’s a possibility for your post-nuptial getaway.
But, truth be told, there are plenty of reasons to book your trip during a destination’s off-season as well: Less crowds and lower prices are just a few of the perks (plus, off-peak doesn’t always mean bad weather). It’s just a matter of doing your research, and finding the places that are worthy of an off-season visit.
“When it’s The One, you’ll know it.” We hear that line all the time when a bride-to-be is shopping for her wedding dress. And, in many cases, that sentiment rings true—we’ve all seen the episodes of Say Yes to the Dress where the bride knows she’s found the winning gown the instant she puts it on (and then it’s confirmed by cheers and tears from her entourage).
On the other hand, there are plenty of brides who don’t experience that immediate “this is it” reaction—not every girl bursts into tears the second she finds her wedding gown—and that can cause a lot of stress and uncertainty when it comes to actually purchasing the dress.
It’s officially starting to feel like autumn, which means our days are spent dreaming about fall foliage, cozy fabrics and jewel toned color palettes—and how you can incorporate all of those things into your Big Day.
It goes without saying that your wedding vendors play a huge role in your Big Day—they’re responsible for bringing your entire vision to life, so it’s important that you’re compatible with them and on the same page throughout the entire planning process.
Choosing your florist, photographer and caterer is always an exciting wedding to-do, but unfortunately vendor relationships don’t always work out as planned: Whether you’re dealing with an unresponsive vendor or your styles just don’t mesh as well as you expected, it can be a challenging (and stressful) experience.