Despite the ongoing conversations about unplugged weddings, there are plenty of couples who embrace the idea of having social media play a role in their Big Day. If you and your to-be are among them and you’re all for your guests documenting your affair on Instagram, Facebook and the like, you’ll love this news: You can now create a custom Snapchat filter for your nearest and dearest to play around with on your wedding day.
As we all know by now, wedding wardrobes—whether you’re hosting one, participating in one or simply attending one—often do not come cheap. Try as we might, sometimes it seems like there’s just no way around it, so it’s always helpful when a company makes the whole process a tad bit easier for both you and your wallet.
Meet Le Tote, a new fashion subscription service that lets you borrow clothing and accessories for just $59 per month. Each shipment contains three garments (think dresses, skirts and tops) and two accessories (jewelry, scarves and handbags), and unlike similar sites, you can keep the loot as long as you’d like. Once you send one batch of clothes back, they’ll immediately send you another one—or you can choose to purchase any or all of the pieces at discounted prices.
We’ve said it once (okay, multiple times) and we’ll say it again: Nothing excites us more than when a local wedding vendor we love—in this case it was jewelry designer Lauren Priori—introduces us to another Philly-based talent who has yet to cross our radar. Just the other day it was brought to our attention that there’s a pretty awesome gal in town who’s cranking out some of the coolest laser-cut wedding accessories we ever did see—and obviously we had to share her work with you.
To all of our dear readers who are still on the hunt for the dress of their dreams, we’ve got another gorgeous capsule collection to share with you.
On the heels of Net-a-Porter’s stunning collaboration with contemporary British brand Needle & Thread, which launched at the start of the year, the online retailer has partnered with another bridal favorite to design three more breathtaking wedding gowns.
Question: We’re having a destination wedding and our guests are arriving on about three different days, at different times. Are we responsible for providing transportation from the airport to the hotel any time a guest comes in? Or can we just do it for the day that most people will be arriving and have the others handle their own transportation?
Each year, we wait with baited breath to see the results of the annual toilet paper wedding dress contest. Really! The event, which is presented by Cheap Chic Weddings and Charmin, never ceases to amaze us—the incredible gowns that these budding designers craft completely out of toilet paper are so intricate and creative, we always find ourselves wondering if the participants somehow managed to sneak some fabric swatches into their designs.
The 12th annual contest wrapped up last week at the Sanctuary Hotel in New York City (hotel owner Hank Freid was one of the judges) and the winner, Van Tran of Brooklyn, took home the top prize for the elaborate mermaid gown she designed. Just wait until you catch a glimpse of this dress—it’s hard to believe it’s made of Charmin (plus the permitted binding materials of glue, tape and a needle and thread)!
‘Tis the season of warm weather weddings, and while sunny outdoor ceremonies are as lovely as can be, having your beloved guests melt out in the sweltering heat is not exactly the best way to say “Thanks for coming!”
No need to sacrifice your outdoor affair, though: Equip your nearest and dearest with a little fan to keep cool and they’ll be all set to withstand even the hottest of temps.
By now you’re all familiar with the fact that the cost of throwing a wedding is constantly escalating; the most recent stats have the average price tag at $32,641, a number that continues to inch higher year after year (that figure is up 4.5 percent from 2014).
There are certain aspects of a wedding that, try as you might to get costs down, will always take a rather large bite out of your budget, no matter the dollar amount you’re aiming to spend (think: your venue and catering). But when it comes to certain smaller details, like decorative elements and fun, personal touches, there are most definitely tricky ways to save money (or not spend at all!) without sacrificing style.
The Caribbean continues to be one of the most popular destinations for couples venturing off on a tropical honeymoon in the days after their wedding—the sparkling blue waters and bright white-sand beaches are perfect complements to what is sure to be a memorable vacation. The only problem with opting for a Caribbean ‘moon: choosing an exact location from the wide variety of amazing islands that exist in that part of the world (which, we think, is a pretty good problem to have).