Once upon a time, the veil was a necessary part of a bride’s wedding day ensemble. Without this coveted piece of tulle or lace, she was simply a woman in a white (or ivory or silver) gown.
However, brides have begun to step away from this tradition in favor of jeweled headbands, fresh (or faux) flowers, feathers, or even hats. The reason? Aside from the tradition becoming quite antiquated, oftentimes veils can cost nearly as much as the dress, which is definitely an expense for the budget bride who could use the money for something else. Furthermore, the veil is often discarded at the reception anyway, left all by its lonesome in the trunk of a car. They are also seen as somewhat impractical in certain situations, especially breezy outdoor weddings and brides with short haircuts that have no plans on getting extensions.
For brides looking to ditch the veil, here are a few examples of other adornments that can enhance your big day ‘do.
Photos taken from Brides.com
Get Married is a multimedia experience dedicated to showing brides how to feature their personal style in their wedding. Their influence can be felt online at Get Married.com, on their television show that airs every Saturday at 9:30 AM on WETV, or in the Get Married Magazine. I just flipped through the online edition of their Summer 2010 issue-and, I am thoroughly impressed! The cover photo showcases the results of their design challenge for event designer Jon Buick from Xquisite Events, a decor and floral design company based in Boca Raton, FL . To see how he came up with this and for a plethora of fashion, decor, and gift ideas, please check it out.
Bonus: if you sign up for the site (it’s free!) you’ll receive a complimentary copy of the magazine.
Click here to read the Summer 2010 Issue
The round cake and the square cake have had their moment in the sun. Now, a new polygon has joined the ranks at the go-to shape for wedding cakes. Hexagonal tiers have emerged as a favorite for brides who want the clean lines of a square, but with a little twist. Besides, more sides to decorate gives you and your baker a little more room to be creative with dimensions and decor. So, shape up your slice and go for this en vogue silhouette for a sweet take on your wedding cake.
The signature cocktail has become a popular enhancement to weddings. Customized to fit the tastes of the couple-and, possibly named by them-they add a fun, personal touch to the reception. However, don’t leave the teetotalers out! In addition to serving a signature cocktail, have a signature mocktail for those who aren’t too keen on alcohol. That way, they too can get in on the fun of having a customized, gorgeous, delicious concoction in their hands without compromising their stance. Have a virgin version of the signature cocktail on hand or create a separate drink entirely-just make sure it stays cohesive with the overall feel of the celebration. Showing consideration for your guests-that’s always in style.
Pretty-but is it potent? Photo taken from Brides.com.
Roney appeared on Fox Business yesterday to talk about trends in the wedding industry, including its recession-proof nature, a decline in destination weddings, and an increase in DIY brides.
Click here to watch the video.
Carley Roney; Founder, Editor-in-Chief; The Knot Magazine
I sifted through my archive last night and I’ve noticed a terrible oversight on my part. Most, if not all, other bridal blogs invite their readers to submit the photos and stories behind their big day…
And I have done no such thing, opting instead to bombard you with my musings and my musings alone.
Shame on me!
So, I would like to offer my apologies-and, an invitation to all of my readers to submit their wedding day photos along with the stories behind them. Feel free to submit a vendors’ list too.
Send all of your wedding stories to firstname.lastname@example.org-I’ll be waiting!
Get Married (now showing on WETV Saturdays at 9:30 AM) is more than a television show and wedding website. It also sells wedding day essentials. Their invitations are definitely worth a look with designs ranging from classic to funky and super-affordable price tags.
Click here to shop invitations from Get Married.
May the new year bring forth new love and new nuptials!
Time to break out the bubbly!
The latest from Farah Angsana is suited for the edgy bride in search of new textures and dramatic embellishment. The shameless addition of over-the-top details on classic silhouettes makes for a stand-out presentation on the runway and down the aisle.
Click here to see the full collection.
The current front-runner in the “little white dress” concept also included breathtaking ball gowns, curve-hugging trumpets, and chic bridemaids’ dresses in her collection.
Click here to see all of the latest from Amsale.