Month: March 2019

Sell My Wedding Dress – The Hottest Wedding Trend For 2019

bride and groom hugging at the wedding in nature.

 

Is It Ok To Sell My Wedding Dress?

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and special days that you will experience in life. It is a day that you dream about from the time you were a little girl. Visions of you dressed in white, tulle and lace, flowers everywhere and the love of your life standing at the altar, eyes filled with tears, waiting to pledge a lifetime of love and companionship. Truly what fairytales are made of, right? But now that you are married you a wondering, “Should I sell my wedding dress?”

It is also the time in your life that you will spend the most money on one single event (other than buying a house). You will have to make thousands of decisions, accumulate tons of décor items, buy white shoes that will never be worn again, and of course the beautiful wedding dress that you will only wear for 5 hours. When you sit back and think about the whole process of planning a wedding it can really boggle your mind.

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What Does A Wedding Cost?

In the United States the average cost of a wedding is approximately $33,391.

Each year there are an average of 2.4 million weddings in the U.S alone.

The typical wedding lasts only 5 – 6 hours.

Now let’s put those facts into real words that make sense! If you do the math, you are hosting an event that equates to around $6,000 per hour! And all the items you purchase (décor, dress, shoes, veil, bra etc) are things you will NEVER wear or use again. Sounds absolutely crazy!

Sell My Wedding Dress

Wedding traditions in the past have included women holding onto their wedding dress forever, maybe in hopes that it can be used again. Dreams of having a daughter and seeing her wear it on her wedding day. Or maybe even fitting into it again for a vow renewal or anniversary celebration. But really, how often does that happen?

Do you remember the wedding dresses with the big puffy sleeves from the 80’s? What millennial would get married in that today?

Are you wondering, “Should I Sell My Wedding Dress?”

 

The answer is Yes!

In 2019 one of the hottest wedding trends is to sell your used wedding dress online after the wedding.

 

Heck! Some brides are even listing their dress for sale before they walk down the aisle. Weddings are a huge expense that can immediately have financial impacts on newlywed couples. Taking your wedding items such as decor and wedding dress etc. and re-selling them for cash is an inventive way to recoup some cash from your wedding and help start the marriage in the green.

Best Place To Sell Preowned Wedding Dress

Our number one choice for where to sell used wedding dress is, online. The internet is such an amazing thing! Having the ability to reach brides all over the world that are interested in buying used wedding dresses without leaving your home is remarkable. And the sky is the limit! There are many websites to choose from and even Facebook groups that allow you to sell pretty much anything from your wedding. We have seen couples selling centerpieces, votives, silk flowers, veils, tiara’s and of course their used wedding dresses online. Pretty much anything that you don’t want to hold onto can be sold and turned into cold hard cash!

Does Your Romantic Side Want To Keep Your Wedding dress?

 

We polled lots of brides that got married recently to see what they did with their dress after the wedding. Most said it is still in their house, closet or garage (somewhere). Some really didn’t even know exactly where it was but they know they never did anything with it. Other brides had the gown professionally cleaned and preserved in hopes of breaking it out in the future for their daughter or to sell it to another bride. We even heard of brides wearing it for “trash the dress” photo shoots. These are photography sessions where you are wearing your wedding dress and you swim in the ocean or play around in mud…. totally ruining the wedding dress but getting some really great photos. There were also brides that chose to cut the gown short and turn it into a cocktail dress for anniversaries and other festive events.

The most interesting thing we learned during our poll was that the more recent weddings, and millennial couples are more likely to sell their preowned wedding dress. They are more in love with experiences than with material things so they have no emotional attachment to their “wedding dress”. It is more important to them to recoup some money that they spent on the wedding to use for other experiences such as getaways, concerts, theatre etc.

Millennial Wedding Trends

There are limitless options for what you can do with your wedding dress after the wedding, and while keeping it is definitely an option, you might be better off trading it in for cold, hard ca$h. Today the question is, “Should I sell my wedding dress? If you’re trying to answer that question, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Wedding dresses are a labor of love but they also have a huge impact on our environment. Depending on the style, some wedding dresses require more than 20 yards of tulle and tons of dyes and chemicals. Most wedding dresses are made overseas in Asia where they do not have strict regulations in place for proper disposal of waste.  Without regulations our environment suffers because rivers and streams are polluted with these toxins, which then flow into our oceans. Not to mention once the wedding dresses are finished, they have to be shipped across the world on container ships which unfortunately pollute our air.

Sustainable Wedding Dress Icon

We know that part of you feels grateful to wear a designer wedding gown and your inner spirit dreams of the day that you will wear it again. But at the same time the realist inside you is also thinking “this is such an incredible dress, so beautiful and perfectly crafted just sitting in my closet for years seems depressing.

As if the dress is not worthy of another trip down the aisle.

We could create a “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Wedding Dress” to encourage women to recycle their wedding dress! Give each wedding gown a 2nd, 3rd, 4th trip down the aisle. What an amazing experience it would be to have worn that beauty in all her glory and then pass her along to another bride at a much lesser cost. Dreams surround us every day and there are many moments in life that you “can be” the answer to someone’s dream.

A bride right now is totally in love with the gown that you wore but never in a million years be able to afford it.

You have the opportunity to make her dream come true!

The answer to the question, “Should I sell my wedding gown?” is a question that only you can answer. We can only tell you that thousands and thousands of brides are selling their wedding dresses, it seems to be the new trend in 2019 weddings. But you are the only one that knows how you will feel if you part with it.

You can get started today! List your wedding dress for sale, communicate with interested brides and you make the decision of whether or not you sell your gown. Listing your dress for sale is not the end. If you don’t get the offer you want, you change your mind or you don’t find a bride that you feel a connection with you don’t have to sell.

Make someone else’s dream come true today by listing your wedding dress for sale.

Sell My Wedding Dress? Doesn’t she deserve another trip down the aisle?

 

March 31, 2019

Couple Giving One Lucky Bride A Brand New Wedding Dress

Free Bridal Gown

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE GIFTED A BRAND NEW WEDDING DRESS

 

In life sometimes dreams “DO” come true and if you a Bride struggling to pay for a designer wedding dress, today might just be your lucky day!

FREE Wedding Dress Giveaway

I stumbled upon a wonderful story and contest of sorts today on Modern Wedding. One of their loyal followers, Rachel reached out to the website in hopes that they could help her help another Bride. You see, Rachel went shopping, found what she thought was the perfect wedding dress only to find out later that she didn’t love it. She couldn’t imagine walking down the aisle and becoming a Mrs. in something that just didn’t feel right for her. Unfortunately, the bridal boutique would not allow her to exchange it or get a refund but knowing in her heart it was not her dream dress she began the search again.

BRIDE GIVING THE GIFT OF LOVE, A FREE WEDDING DRESS! Click To Tweet

Rachel ended up finding a beautiful wedding dress that gives her “all the feels” and is now counting down the days to saying “I Do” to the man of her dreams.

 

Rachel’s dilemma now, what does she do with this wedding dress that she doesn’t Love and won’t wear?

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THE COUPLE…

Rachel and Jesse met in primary school and began dating in their early years in high school. Truly a storybook romance! Fast forward nine years and they are counting down the days to wedded bliss in May 2019. The couple will be saying their “I Do’s” in the church at the school where they met, followed by a festive reception at beachfront resort on the Central Coast.

Brides Gives Away Brand New Wedding Dress

Bride Pays It Forward!

 

“I want to donate a brand new wedding dress to a bride in need. I would love to see my unworn dress go to a couple planning a wedding that may be struggling with the costs”, says Rachel.

Millennial Wedding Trends

The Dress Details…

One super lucky bride will be fortunate enough to win Rachel’s gorgeous Mia Solano wedding dress! Yes! Can you believe it? Rachel has the biggest heart of any bride that I have come across in all my years in the wedding industry (15 years to be exact). She could have chosen to sell her original wedding dress. Weddings are expensive so she could have tried to recoup some of the money since now she has paid for two wedding dresses. But rather than do that, Rachel has decided to GIFT her wedding dress to another bride.

 

The dress is a beautiful Mia Solano wedding dress in size 10, and you could have it for FREE.  It is a gorgeous mermaid silhouette, with exquisite silver beading and a soft lace detail this dress defines #swoonworthy!

 

Wedding Dress Giveaway

If you L O V E the front you will adore the back even more! The back is decorated with a stunning lace-up back and the same beautiful lace and beading. The sexy mermaid silhouette curves all the right places. Truly a stunning free wedding dress for one lucky winner.

Bride Gives Away Wedding Dress

THE GIFT OF LOVE

When you have a genuinely kind heart, you do things out of love. Rachel and Jesse are a true “feel good” story for the ages. Not only are they childhood sweethearts but they are going into this new phase of life, marriage as two blessed people with amazingly large hearts, love and compassion for others.

So if you are a bride struggling to pay for your wedding dress, or if you have friend that deserves the dress of her dreams but for some reason cannot afford it you must register to be Gifted A Brand New Wedding Dress.

 

Free Wedding Dress Australia

 

 

Good Luck!

 

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Some Of The Fine Print:

Contest ends at 5pm Tuesday April 9th – AEST. Prize does not include alterations, special requests, shipping or any extras. All extras will come at an additional charge to the winner. Winner will be announced Wednesday April 10th 2019 at 10am AEST via the email you have provided on your registration. Modern Wedding will contact the winner to discuss the next steps. Must be a resident of Australia to be eligible and at least 18 years of age to win.

 

Win A FREE Wedding Dress

 

Original Source: ModernWedding.com

Enter To Win A Free Wedding Dress – https://www.modernwedding.com.au/free-wedding-dress/

March 30, 2019

How To Pin A Boutonniere Without Pinpricks & Blood

How To Pin A Boutonniere

2019 Wedding Tips Couples Must Read

 

You have waited a lifetime for your wedding day, dreamt about it since you were a little girl, and pinned thousands and thousands of wedding inspiration photos on Pinterest. Now that the day has finally arrived, your only wish is for it to be perfect. And one small minor task might just ruin that…pinning on the groom & groomsmen boutonniere’s.

Sounds crazy, right? That such a minor detail, the boutonnieres could have an impact on your wedding day, but it can.

No need to stress, we are here to help!

How To Pin A Boutonniere

Photo Credit: Elate Photo

 
 

There is a great new tool on the market that makes it easy to pin a boutonniere without pinpricks and blood; FlowerStay. Yes! Finally, an ingenious invention that will help make every wedding day be perfect (or at least help the guys get dressed). Trust us when we say the wedding day will fly by in a blink of eye. We want to make sure you cherish each and every moment without any bumps in the road to do that, avoiding these minor bloopers is vital.

 

Getting Ready On Your Wedding Day Groom Tips

Millennial Wedding Trends

Wedding days are filled with a lot of bonding, emotions, love, laughter and tears. The day should be fun, but organized. Make a timeline and distribute it to your groomsmen and bridesmaids so that everyone knows when to show up, when photos will be taken etc. You know there is always someone that is a little more laid back and chill in your wedding party. They are the ones that if not given guidance they will show up late adding stress to your wedding day. The timeline will help ease the stress and make a wonderful smooth day for everyone!

Our biggest wedding day tips EVER deals with the guys getting dressed. Click To Tweet

 

When it comes time for the guys to get dressed they can pretty much handle it themselves (we hope). But once they are all decked out, looking GQ in their tuxedo or suit it comes time for the boutonniere.

 

This is one thing most guys can’t do without a little help. 

 

  Remember that your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days in your life so last thing you want to deal with is someone bleeding from a pinprick. Have you ever tried to pin a boutonniere to a Grooms tuxedo or suit jacket? It’s not that easy, right?

 

How can something so small and pretty be so hard to work with?

 

2019 Groom Trends

FlowerStay Step 1



 

Today we want to introduce you to FlowerStay. This small invention is a lifesaver on your wedding day. After countless weddings and failed attempts to attach boutonnieres FlowerStay decided it was time “to find a way to help save humanity from pinpricks, bloodstained shirts, floppy flowers and ruined photos”. source: www.flowerstay.com

 

Wedding Boutonniere

 

2019 wedding flowers

And the best part if FlowerStay is super easy to use. Only 3 simple steps to get your boutonniere pinned on perfectly!

 

How To Pin A Boutonniere

FlowerStay

Check them out! And add a little sense of comfort to your wedding day!

 

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March 26, 2019

Waffle House Food Truck Wedding Catering

2019 Food Truck Wedding

Waffle House, Your Food Truck Wedding Caterer

 

Hold up! Stop the press! Waffle House food truck will cater your wedding?

 

Yaass! It is true! Waffle House expanded its empire and joined the food truck revolution in August 2018 rolling out food trucks that are designed to look like actual Waffle House buildings. It’s like having a real Waffle House at your wedding.

 

This is ingenious!

For a mainstream, popular restaurant chain to think outside the box so far as to start their own food trucks is absolutely the best marketing idea ever. Can’t you just imagine your wedding guests at the food truck ordering their hash browns smothered, covered and chunked?

 

Of course, food trucks are not new but most of them are start-up, entrepreneur businesses with their own ideas and recipes. Because food trucks are typically unknown brands people are sometimes hesitant to try them in fear of bad food or cleanliness. Having Waffle House, a major brand name on your food truck wedding catering will instill a level of trust in your guests. And once they try it they will be hooked.

Millennial Wedding Trends

Millennials Are Changing Wedding Planning In 2019 Click To Tweet

 

We are excited to see that in 2019 millennials are changing the way weddings are planned and food trucks play a part. You see millennials are all about the “experience” of life. Interactive food stations, food trucks, games, live entertainment, photo booths etc are all ways that millennial couples are engaging their guests with experiences that will last a lifetime.

 

Wondering how much the Waffle House Wedding Food Truck costs?

 

Read on, we will outline the rates below.

 

Waffle House Wedding Food Truck

Waffle House Food Truck

 

Now for those of you who are not from the south you may not be too familiar with the Waffle House legacy. Unless you have visited one while on vacation or late-night during Spring Break (they are open 24/7, 365). Let me take a moment to share the Waffle House MAGIC.

 

Waffle House has been a beloved icon in the South for over 60 years, beginning in 1955. The concept is unique in that is similar to a diner set up with a long bar counter that guests can sit at or booths around the windows. The design is the same at all 1,900+ locations and was created to inspire social engagement with the staff as well as other guests.

 

 

Wedding Food Truck Ideas 2019

Wedding Trends Taking Off in 2019

 

The kitchen is in full view of the guests, food is prepared fresh and cooked-to-order and served on real china. The restaurants are small and cozy with lots of personality and many times filled to max capacity at any AND all times of the day. After your first visit to a Waffle House you will be in LOVE and want to return over and over again. This is part of their magic. Many customers quickly become regulars their staff remembers their names, have personal conversations and provide an “experience” unmatched by any other chain.

 

Sounds amazing right? Well to be honest it is! Walking into a Waffle House you will feel comfortable and at home right away. The menu is small but packed with southern goodness that will mesmerize your taste buds.

 

Doesn’t This Sound Great For Your Wedding?

 

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Breakfast is their specialty, but they also have amazing T-bone steaks and burgers. What really put them on the map and made them famous is their staff’s southern charm & personalities and their HASH BROWNS. And let me tell you these hash browns are not like any other you have every experienced (unless they copied Waffle House’s idea).

 

You can order your Waffle House hash browns 8 different ways.

SMOTHERED – Grilled Onions
COVERED – Melted Cheese
CHUNKED – Hickory Smoked Ham
DICED – Grilled Tomatoes
PEPPERED – Jalapeno Peppers
CAPPED – Grilled Mushrooms
TOPPED – Bert’s Chili
COUNTRY – Sausage Gravy

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The addition of the Waffle House Food Truck to their empire means that they now offer event catering. You can have the Waffle House Food Truck come to your wedding, corporate event, etc. Can you imagine your guests surprise when they see a Waffle House on wheels at your wedding?

 

Here are some of the details on booking a Waffle House food truck for your wedding. Click To Tweet

 

The cost for the food truck wedding catering varies based on the number of guests at your wedding and the menu options. You can book your Waffle House food truck for your wedding with a one-time deposit of $90 and $50 per hour rental fee, discuss the menu and estimated cost per person and lock in your wedding date. (they will require a 50% deposit if your food expenses exceed $1,000)

 

Not too bad for a well established and beloved popular restaurant chain to cater your wedding.

 

Before you get too excited, right now it appears that the Food Trucks are mostly available in the Atlanta area which is where the company began and is headquartered. But Hey! They are willing to travel for a little extra dough to cover lodging fees for team members.

 

Plan Your 2019 Wedding

 

 

Food Truck Wedding Caterer

 

 

Check out the Waffle House Food Truck Prices below then  call far in advance to book your wedding.

Nothing can be better than seeing your guests enjoy some good ol’ southern food ordered from a Waffle House Food Truck at your wedding.

Book your food truck now [email protected] or 770-954-6024

Wedding Food Truck Cost

 

For more wedding inspiration check out The Top 5 Food & Wedding Reception Trends 2019

 

Photo Credits: Waffle House Website Gallery | Vue Photography

#smotheredcoveredandchunked #wafflehouse #wafflehousefoodtruck

March 25, 2019

Top 5 Food & Wedding Reception Trends 2019

Snack Stations For Your Wedding

Hey there!

Thanks for stopping by to check out our latest blog post on planning your 2019 wedding.

Are you planning your wedding and looking for ways to make it unique and memorable?

 

We have you covered! 

 

We know that planning a wedding is a stressful time in your life. So many decisions to make, trends to look at and ultimately in the end find the perfect fit for you as a couple.

 

To help make your life easier, we did the work for you.

Check out our experts list of the hottest trending wedding food and reception ideas for 2019. Click To Tweet

 

Top Wedding Food And Reception Trends For 2019

 

Interactive Food Stations With Delectable Yummies 

 

In 2019 we are seeing more couples searching for wedding food options that are not the dull and mundane buffet or passed dinner. I guess it’s about time because every wedding I have ever been to the entire “process” of the wedding activities seemed boring and left me wanting more. So it is no surprise that our millennial generation are finding ways to make weddings more interactive and “experience” based than ever before. And I for one couldn’t be more excited. 

If you are reading this you have probably attended a wedding or twenty. Do you agree that weddings typically feel awkward in how they transition from one part to the next? Think about it! Everyone arrives really excited for the ceremony, completely enjoys it and are overjoyed for the newlyweds. But then, you are ushered to another area of the venue (or to a completely different venue) for the cocktail reception.

 

Great! Who doesn’t love a nice cocktail at a party?

 

Well the sad thing is that most wedding cocktail hours are boring, awkward and frustrating. At least they are to me. You have to stand in line forever to get a drink because there is only one bar for 150 guests, stand in close proximity to tons of people you don’t know, music is generally light and slow #moodkiller, and food is passed around on trays. Talk about a buzz killer! My energy was high at the end of the ceremony, ready to celebrate with the couple and boom! now I am feeling out of place, unsure of what is next and ready to move on to the next structured part of the wedding.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to be Debbie Downer…I LOVE weddings! But I am excited to see this new trend in weddings emerge.

 

Introducing Interactive Weddings

 

The 2019 weddings are taking on a different persona, one that is more engaging and celebrates the act of creating experiences and memories. We all know that today’s society need to constantly be on the move and entertained. Couples have realized that some traditional wedding routines are not entertaining enough for today’s guests.

For this reason we are seeing more couples incorporate interactive activities in their wedding day.

 

D.I.Y food stations are top on our list.

 

The cool thing about food stations versus the buffet or passed dinner at your wedding is you set them up around your reception venue in a variety of areas so there are no long lines for your guests to stand in, getting frustrated. The individual food stations disperse your guests to areas around your venue and keep them entertained and moving. It also generates social interaction or mingling because it is an unexpected yet cool idea to have these unique food bars at your wedding. It inspires your guests to interact reducing the awkwardness and boredom.

 

Your guests will absolutely love the interactive, D.I.Y dinner.

 

 

Guacamole Bar Wedding Station

 

How do you go about planning a wedding reception that includes food stations instead of the boring served meal or buffet?

“Experiences” are everything with millennial brides. Partner with your local caterer or chef and they will help you design the most remarkable meal for your wedding guests. Think outside the box when choosing the food stations for your wedding. You can incorporate your favorite foods and desserts or even hire a food truck.

The sky is the limit when planning your wedding. You don't have to do what everyone else does. Click To Tweet

Wedding Food Stations - Taco Bar Yeah!!

Taco Bar – Photo Credit: Brit & Co.

 

Potato bar DIY food station

Treat Your Guests To A Potato Bar At Your Wedding.

 

Chips & Salsa Bar

Chips & Salsa Bar

 

 

Need a little inspiration for food stations at your wedding?

 

How about a pasta station, guacamole station (everyone is obsessed with guac right now), popcorn bars, s’more bars, carving stations, pretzel bars, potatoe bar, guacamole toast bar, mac & cheese bar (yes, please!), chips & salsa bar, coffee & tea bars, charcuterie stations or my personal favorite taco bar.

 

Mac & Cheese Bar - Wedding Food Stations

Hmmm. DIY Mac & Cheese Bar. Let your guests create a mac and cheese masterpiece.

 

Meat Food Stations

Bring On The MEAT! Charcuterie Food Stations are great for weddings

 

Will you dump the conventional wedding buffet and served meals for individual food stations?

 

We want to know!

 

Share your comments below. 

 

Balloon Installations

 

The wonderful thing about weddings is each year they evolve, bringing new trends, designs and color palettes to life.

2019 will be the year of unexpected wedding trends! Click To Tweet

This year we are seeing an emergence of balloons in wedding decor. It seems that balloons are not just for birthday parties and kids anymore. Balloons can really dress up any part of your wedding. Use them to create or decorate a selfie wall, adorn the ceiling at your indoor reception or float freely in the air at an outside setting, as your altar backdrop, cute photo ops or even to add a little color above the seating as you walk down the aisle. Sky is the limit with balloons and of Pinterest is a great place for inspiration.

 

Check out our Pinterest board with more wedding balloon installation ideas.

 

 

 

Velvet Decor & Fashion Trending In 2019

 

Couples are continually searching for something to make their wedding more personalized and unique. In 2019 we are seeing velvet accents being added throughout the wedding details, providing a little extra special pizzazz.

Velvet has a magic yet somewhat forgotten about allure. Everyone knows velvet was popular in every day fashion back in the 70’s so why is velvet making a come back?

It’s easy! Millennials want to be unique. They want their weddings to have depth, different levels of textures, be visually appealing and #Instaworthy elements. It truly is masterful what they are envisioning and creating. Only free-spirited minds with a sense of adventure and uniqueness can envision beauty from combining so many different textures together to create beautiful masterpieces.

Velvet decor in 2019 weddings adds a sense of luxury. A soft and romantic fabric that creates a welcome feeling and sense of adventure. Click To Tweet

 

We totally applaud our modern day brides and grooms for your uniqueness and evolving weddings into magical experiences. No more is it just about the brides dress! Mesmerize your guests with an explosion of decor and memories that will be forever cherished.

 

Green Velvet Tuxedo

Grooms Velvet Tux | Photo Credit: S6 Photography

 

Velvet Wedding Table

2019 Velvet Wedding Trends | Photo Credit: Tec Petaja Photography

 

2019 Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses 2019

 

 

Grazing Stations For Your Wedding

 

This may seem like an odd name for something at your wedding however it is extremely an incredible thought. Keeping with the subject of making your wedding interactive and full of engaging activities couples are designing snacking stations. These are very charming themed tables that offer wedding visitors snacks like bruschetta bars, diverse cheddar and saltines, breads, natural products, nuts, meats and obviously chocolates. These eating stations are an extraordinary method to keep your visitors active, entertained, mingling and making new friends.

 

Wedding Grazing Stations

Yummy Chocolate Bar.

 

Bread & Cheese Grazing Station

Bread and Cheese Grazing Stations For Your Wedding

 

Bruschetta Grazing Station

Wow Your Guests With This Beautiful Bruschetta Station At Your Wedding.

 

 

Grass Is In, Greenery On It’s Way Out?

 

Well we aren’t generally going to disclose to you that greenery is gone from wedding in 2019 however we are seeing a move in flower structures for weddings this year. The most current pattern assuming control over wedding gatherings is the utilization of Pampas grass. In the event that you aren’t acquainted with Pampas grass it is a delightful padded, wheat-hued grass that includes a brilliant bit of sentiment and eccentricity to your 2019 wedding. Pampas grass is delicate and simple to utilize and extraordinary for making immense raised area curves, brightening your wedding passageway, adding a dash of eccentricity to your wedding tables or a delicate touch to your wedding bunches.

Wedding greenery will in any case be predominant all through most weddings and exceptional occasions however at this point we are seeing an expansion in the interest for natural components that add a pinch of show to the occasion. Objective obviously is to have #Instaworthy Photographs that circulate around the web!

Ladies and wedding organizers wherever are utilizing Pampas grass to line wedding passageways, as focal points and increases to flower bundles.

 

Coral Hues

 

In the event that you have been pondering what the most blazing shading for weddings in 2019 will be here it is! Coral is the shading we are hoping to find in weddings this year. It is an excellent radiant, warm and brilliant pinkish-orange shade that imparts cheer and satisfaction in everybody. Coral can be added to your wedding in your florals, bridesmaid dresses, cakes, ties, socks and that’s just the beginning.

Arranging your 2019 wedding is energizing and we need to hear about it. Offer your thoughts and motivation for your 2019 wedding with us.

 

March 31, 2019

Sell My Wedding Dress – The Hottest Wedding Trend For 2019

bride and groom hugging at the wedding in nature.

 

Is It Ok To Sell My Wedding Dress?

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and special days that you will experience in life. It is a day that you dream about from the time you were a little girl. Visions of you dressed in white, tulle and lace, flowers everywhere and the love of your life standing at the altar, eyes filled with tears, waiting to pledge a lifetime of love and companionship. Truly what fairytales are made of, right? But now that you are married you a wondering, “Should I sell my wedding dress?”

It is also the time in your life that you will spend the most money on one single event (other than buying a house). You will have to make thousands of decisions, accumulate tons of décor items, buy white shoes that will never be worn again, and of course the beautiful wedding dress that you will only wear for 5 hours. When you sit back and think about the whole process of planning a wedding it can really boggle your mind.

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What Does A Wedding Cost?

In the United States the average cost of a wedding is approximately $33,391.

Each year there are an average of 2.4 million weddings in the U.S alone.

The typical wedding lasts only 5 – 6 hours.

Now let’s put those facts into real words that make sense! If you do the math, you are hosting an event that equates to around $6,000 per hour! And all the items you purchase (décor, dress, shoes, veil, bra etc) are things you will NEVER wear or use again. Sounds absolutely crazy!

Sell My Wedding Dress

Wedding traditions in the past have included women holding onto their wedding dress forever, maybe in hopes that it can be used again. Dreams of having a daughter and seeing her wear it on her wedding day. Or maybe even fitting into it again for a vow renewal or anniversary celebration. But really, how often does that happen?

Do you remember the wedding dresses with the big puffy sleeves from the 80’s? What millennial would get married in that today?

Are you wondering, “Should I Sell My Wedding Dress?”

 

The answer is Yes!

In 2019 one of the hottest wedding trends is to sell your used wedding dress online after the wedding.

 

Heck! Some brides are even listing their dress for sale before they walk down the aisle. Weddings are a huge expense that can immediately have financial impacts on newlywed couples. Taking your wedding items such as decor and wedding dress etc. and re-selling them for cash is an inventive way to recoup some cash from your wedding and help start the marriage in the green.

Best Place To Sell Preowned Wedding Dress

Our number one choice for where to sell used wedding dress is, online. The internet is such an amazing thing! Having the ability to reach brides all over the world that are interested in buying used wedding dresses without leaving your home is remarkable. And the sky is the limit! There are many websites to choose from and even Facebook groups that allow you to sell pretty much anything from your wedding. We have seen couples selling centerpieces, votives, silk flowers, veils, tiara’s and of course their used wedding dresses online. Pretty much anything that you don’t want to hold onto can be sold and turned into cold hard cash!

Does Your Romantic Side Want To Keep Your Wedding dress?

 

We polled lots of brides that got married recently to see what they did with their dress after the wedding. Most said it is still in their house, closet or garage (somewhere). Some really didn’t even know exactly where it was but they know they never did anything with it. Other brides had the gown professionally cleaned and preserved in hopes of breaking it out in the future for their daughter or to sell it to another bride. We even heard of brides wearing it for “trash the dress” photo shoots. These are photography sessions where you are wearing your wedding dress and you swim in the ocean or play around in mud…. totally ruining the wedding dress but getting some really great photos. There were also brides that chose to cut the gown short and turn it into a cocktail dress for anniversaries and other festive events.

The most interesting thing we learned during our poll was that the more recent weddings, and millennial couples are more likely to sell their preowned wedding dress. They are more in love with experiences than with material things so they have no emotional attachment to their “wedding dress”. It is more important to them to recoup some money that they spent on the wedding to use for other experiences such as getaways, concerts, theatre etc.

Millennial Wedding Trends

There are limitless options for what you can do with your wedding dress after the wedding, and while keeping it is definitely an option, you might be better off trading it in for cold, hard ca$h. Today the question is, “Should I sell my wedding dress? If you’re trying to answer that question, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Wedding dresses are a labor of love but they also have a huge impact on our environment. Depending on the style, some wedding dresses require more than 20 yards of tulle and tons of dyes and chemicals. Most wedding dresses are made overseas in Asia where they do not have strict regulations in place for proper disposal of waste.  Without regulations our environment suffers because rivers and streams are polluted with these toxins, which then flow into our oceans. Not to mention once the wedding dresses are finished, they have to be shipped across the world on container ships which unfortunately pollute our air.

Sustainable Wedding Dress Icon

We know that part of you feels grateful to wear a designer wedding gown and your inner spirit dreams of the day that you will wear it again. But at the same time the realist inside you is also thinking “this is such an incredible dress, so beautiful and perfectly crafted just sitting in my closet for years seems depressing.

As if the dress is not worthy of another trip down the aisle.

We could create a “Sisterhood Of The Traveling Wedding Dress” to encourage women to recycle their wedding dress! Give each wedding gown a 2nd, 3rd, 4th trip down the aisle. What an amazing experience it would be to have worn that beauty in all her glory and then pass her along to another bride at a much lesser cost. Dreams surround us every day and there are many moments in life that you “can be” the answer to someone’s dream.

A bride right now is totally in love with the gown that you wore but never in a million years be able to afford it.

You have the opportunity to make her dream come true!

The answer to the question, “Should I sell my wedding gown?” is a question that only you can answer. We can only tell you that thousands and thousands of brides are selling their wedding dresses, it seems to be the new trend in 2019 weddings. But you are the only one that knows how you will feel if you part with it.

You can get started today! List your wedding dress for sale, communicate with interested brides and you make the decision of whether or not you sell your gown. Listing your dress for sale is not the end. If you don’t get the offer you want, you change your mind or you don’t find a bride that you feel a connection with you don’t have to sell.

Make someone else’s dream come true today by listing your wedding dress for sale.

Sell My Wedding Dress? Doesn’t she deserve another trip down the aisle?

 

March 31, 2019

Couple Giving One Lucky Bride A Brand New Wedding Dress

Free Bridal Gown

DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE TO BE GIFTED A BRAND NEW WEDDING DRESS

 

In life sometimes dreams “DO” come true and if you a Bride struggling to pay for a designer wedding dress, today might just be your lucky day!

FREE Wedding Dress Giveaway

I stumbled upon a wonderful story and contest of sorts today on Modern Wedding. One of their loyal followers, Rachel reached out to the website in hopes that they could help her help another Bride. You see, Rachel went shopping, found what she thought was the perfect wedding dress only to find out later that she didn’t love it. She couldn’t imagine walking down the aisle and becoming a Mrs. in something that just didn’t feel right for her. Unfortunately, the bridal boutique would not allow her to exchange it or get a refund but knowing in her heart it was not her dream dress she began the search again.

BRIDE GIVING THE GIFT OF LOVE, A FREE WEDDING DRESS! Click To Tweet

Rachel ended up finding a beautiful wedding dress that gives her “all the feels” and is now counting down the days to saying “I Do” to the man of her dreams.

 

Rachel’s dilemma now, what does she do with this wedding dress that she doesn’t Love and won’t wear?

Millennial Wedding Trends

THE COUPLE…

Rachel and Jesse met in primary school and began dating in their early years in high school. Truly a storybook romance! Fast forward nine years and they are counting down the days to wedded bliss in May 2019. The couple will be saying their “I Do’s” in the church at the school where they met, followed by a festive reception at beachfront resort on the Central Coast.

Brides Gives Away Brand New Wedding Dress

Bride Pays It Forward!

 

“I want to donate a brand new wedding dress to a bride in need. I would love to see my unworn dress go to a couple planning a wedding that may be struggling with the costs”, says Rachel.

Millennial Wedding Trends

The Dress Details…

One super lucky bride will be fortunate enough to win Rachel’s gorgeous Mia Solano wedding dress! Yes! Can you believe it? Rachel has the biggest heart of any bride that I have come across in all my years in the wedding industry (15 years to be exact). She could have chosen to sell her original wedding dress. Weddings are expensive so she could have tried to recoup some of the money since now she has paid for two wedding dresses. But rather than do that, Rachel has decided to GIFT her wedding dress to another bride.

 

The dress is a beautiful Mia Solano wedding dress in size 10, and you could have it for FREE.  It is a gorgeous mermaid silhouette, with exquisite silver beading and a soft lace detail this dress defines #swoonworthy!

 

Wedding Dress Giveaway

If you L O V E the front you will adore the back even more! The back is decorated with a stunning lace-up back and the same beautiful lace and beading. The sexy mermaid silhouette curves all the right places. Truly a stunning free wedding dress for one lucky winner.

Bride Gives Away Wedding Dress

THE GIFT OF LOVE

When you have a genuinely kind heart, you do things out of love. Rachel and Jesse are a true “feel good” story for the ages. Not only are they childhood sweethearts but they are going into this new phase of life, marriage as two blessed people with amazingly large hearts, love and compassion for others.

So if you are a bride struggling to pay for your wedding dress, or if you have friend that deserves the dress of her dreams but for some reason cannot afford it you must register to be Gifted A Brand New Wedding Dress.

 

Free Wedding Dress Australia

 

 

Good Luck!

 

sell my wedding dress

 

Some Of The Fine Print:

Contest ends at 5pm Tuesday April 9th – AEST. Prize does not include alterations, special requests, shipping or any extras. All extras will come at an additional charge to the winner. Winner will be announced Wednesday April 10th 2019 at 10am AEST via the email you have provided on your registration. Modern Wedding will contact the winner to discuss the next steps. Must be a resident of Australia to be eligible and at least 18 years of age to win.

 

Win A FREE Wedding Dress

 

Original Source: ModernWedding.com

Enter To Win A Free Wedding Dress – https://www.modernwedding.com.au/free-wedding-dress/

March 30, 2019

How To Pin A Boutonniere Without Pinpricks & Blood

How To Pin A Boutonniere

2019 Wedding Tips Couples Must Read

 

You have waited a lifetime for your wedding day, dreamt about it since you were a little girl, and pinned thousands and thousands of wedding inspiration photos on Pinterest. Now that the day has finally arrived, your only wish is for it to be perfect. And one small minor task might just ruin that…pinning on the groom & groomsmen boutonniere’s.

Sounds crazy, right? That such a minor detail, the boutonnieres could have an impact on your wedding day, but it can.

No need to stress, we are here to help!

How To Pin A Boutonniere

Photo Credit: Elate Photo

 
 

There is a great new tool on the market that makes it easy to pin a boutonniere without pinpricks and blood; FlowerStay. Yes! Finally, an ingenious invention that will help make every wedding day be perfect (or at least help the guys get dressed). Trust us when we say the wedding day will fly by in a blink of eye. We want to make sure you cherish each and every moment without any bumps in the road to do that, avoiding these minor bloopers is vital.

 

Getting Ready On Your Wedding Day Groom Tips

Millennial Wedding Trends

Wedding days are filled with a lot of bonding, emotions, love, laughter and tears. The day should be fun, but organized. Make a timeline and distribute it to your groomsmen and bridesmaids so that everyone knows when to show up, when photos will be taken etc. You know there is always someone that is a little more laid back and chill in your wedding party. They are the ones that if not given guidance they will show up late adding stress to your wedding day. The timeline will help ease the stress and make a wonderful smooth day for everyone!

Our biggest wedding day tips EVER deals with the guys getting dressed. Click To Tweet

 

When it comes time for the guys to get dressed they can pretty much handle it themselves (we hope). But once they are all decked out, looking GQ in their tuxedo or suit it comes time for the boutonniere.

 

This is one thing most guys can’t do without a little help. 

 

  Remember that your wedding day will be one of the most memorable days in your life so last thing you want to deal with is someone bleeding from a pinprick. Have you ever tried to pin a boutonniere to a Grooms tuxedo or suit jacket? It’s not that easy, right?

 

How can something so small and pretty be so hard to work with?

 

2019 Groom Trends

FlowerStay Step 1



 

Today we want to introduce you to FlowerStay. This small invention is a lifesaver on your wedding day. After countless weddings and failed attempts to attach boutonnieres FlowerStay decided it was time “to find a way to help save humanity from pinpricks, bloodstained shirts, floppy flowers and ruined photos”. source: www.flowerstay.com

 

Wedding Boutonniere

 

2019 wedding flowers

And the best part if FlowerStay is super easy to use. Only 3 simple steps to get your boutonniere pinned on perfectly!

 

How To Pin A Boutonniere

FlowerStay

Check them out! And add a little sense of comfort to your wedding day!

 

sell my wedding dress

March 26, 2019

Waffle House Food Truck Wedding Catering

2019 Food Truck Wedding

Waffle House, Your Food Truck Wedding Caterer

 

Hold up! Stop the press! Waffle House food truck will cater your wedding?

 

Yaass! It is true! Waffle House expanded its empire and joined the food truck revolution in August 2018 rolling out food trucks that are designed to look like actual Waffle House buildings. It’s like having a real Waffle House at your wedding.

 

This is ingenious!

For a mainstream, popular restaurant chain to think outside the box so far as to start their own food trucks is absolutely the best marketing idea ever. Can’t you just imagine your wedding guests at the food truck ordering their hash browns smothered, covered and chunked?

 

Of course, food trucks are not new but most of them are start-up, entrepreneur businesses with their own ideas and recipes. Because food trucks are typically unknown brands people are sometimes hesitant to try them in fear of bad food or cleanliness. Having Waffle House, a major brand name on your food truck wedding catering will instill a level of trust in your guests. And once they try it they will be hooked.

Millennial Wedding Trends

Millennials Are Changing Wedding Planning In 2019 Click To Tweet

 

We are excited to see that in 2019 millennials are changing the way weddings are planned and food trucks play a part. You see millennials are all about the “experience” of life. Interactive food stations, food trucks, games, live entertainment, photo booths etc are all ways that millennial couples are engaging their guests with experiences that will last a lifetime.

 

Wondering how much the Waffle House Wedding Food Truck costs?

 

Read on, we will outline the rates below.

 

Waffle House Wedding Food Truck

Waffle House Food Truck

 

Now for those of you who are not from the south you may not be too familiar with the Waffle House legacy. Unless you have visited one while on vacation or late-night during Spring Break (they are open 24/7, 365). Let me take a moment to share the Waffle House MAGIC.

 

Waffle House has been a beloved icon in the South for over 60 years, beginning in 1955. The concept is unique in that is similar to a diner set up with a long bar counter that guests can sit at or booths around the windows. The design is the same at all 1,900+ locations and was created to inspire social engagement with the staff as well as other guests.

 

 

Wedding Food Truck Ideas 2019

Wedding Trends Taking Off in 2019

 

The kitchen is in full view of the guests, food is prepared fresh and cooked-to-order and served on real china. The restaurants are small and cozy with lots of personality and many times filled to max capacity at any AND all times of the day. After your first visit to a Waffle House you will be in LOVE and want to return over and over again. This is part of their magic. Many customers quickly become regulars their staff remembers their names, have personal conversations and provide an “experience” unmatched by any other chain.

 

Sounds amazing right? Well to be honest it is! Walking into a Waffle House you will feel comfortable and at home right away. The menu is small but packed with southern goodness that will mesmerize your taste buds.

 

Doesn’t This Sound Great For Your Wedding?

 

2019 Wedding Trends

 

Breakfast is their specialty, but they also have amazing T-bone steaks and burgers. What really put them on the map and made them famous is their staff’s southern charm & personalities and their HASH BROWNS. And let me tell you these hash browns are not like any other you have every experienced (unless they copied Waffle House’s idea).

 

You can order your Waffle House hash browns 8 different ways.

SMOTHERED – Grilled Onions
COVERED – Melted Cheese
CHUNKED – Hickory Smoked Ham
DICED – Grilled Tomatoes
PEPPERED – Jalapeno Peppers
CAPPED – Grilled Mushrooms
TOPPED – Bert’s Chili
COUNTRY – Sausage Gravy

2019 Wedding Trends

The addition of the Waffle House Food Truck to their empire means that they now offer event catering. You can have the Waffle House Food Truck come to your wedding, corporate event, etc. Can you imagine your guests surprise when they see a Waffle House on wheels at your wedding?

 

Here are some of the details on booking a Waffle House food truck for your wedding. Click To Tweet

 

The cost for the food truck wedding catering varies based on the number of guests at your wedding and the menu options. You can book your Waffle House food truck for your wedding with a one-time deposit of $90 and $50 per hour rental fee, discuss the menu and estimated cost per person and lock in your wedding date. (they will require a 50% deposit if your food expenses exceed $1,000)

 

Not too bad for a well established and beloved popular restaurant chain to cater your wedding.

 

Before you get too excited, right now it appears that the Food Trucks are mostly available in the Atlanta area which is where the company began and is headquartered. But Hey! They are willing to travel for a little extra dough to cover lodging fees for team members.

 

Plan Your 2019 Wedding

 

 

Food Truck Wedding Caterer

 

 

Check out the Waffle House Food Truck Prices below then  call far in advance to book your wedding.

Nothing can be better than seeing your guests enjoy some good ol’ southern food ordered from a Waffle House Food Truck at your wedding.

Book your food truck now [email protected] or 770-954-6024

Wedding Food Truck Cost

 

For more wedding inspiration check out The Top 5 Food & Wedding Reception Trends 2019

 

Photo Credits: Waffle House Website Gallery | Vue Photography

#smotheredcoveredandchunked #wafflehouse #wafflehousefoodtruck

March 25, 2019

Top 5 Food & Wedding Reception Trends 2019

Snack Stations For Your Wedding

Hey there!

Thanks for stopping by to check out our latest blog post on planning your 2019 wedding.

Are you planning your wedding and looking for ways to make it unique and memorable?

 

We have you covered! 

 

We know that planning a wedding is a stressful time in your life. So many decisions to make, trends to look at and ultimately in the end find the perfect fit for you as a couple.

 

To help make your life easier, we did the work for you.

Check out our experts list of the hottest trending wedding food and reception ideas for 2019. Click To Tweet

 

Top Wedding Food And Reception Trends For 2019

 

Interactive Food Stations With Delectable Yummies 

 

In 2019 we are seeing more couples searching for wedding food options that are not the dull and mundane buffet or passed dinner. I guess it’s about time because every wedding I have ever been to the entire “process” of the wedding activities seemed boring and left me wanting more. So it is no surprise that our millennial generation are finding ways to make weddings more interactive and “experience” based than ever before. And I for one couldn’t be more excited. 

If you are reading this you have probably attended a wedding or twenty. Do you agree that weddings typically feel awkward in how they transition from one part to the next? Think about it! Everyone arrives really excited for the ceremony, completely enjoys it and are overjoyed for the newlyweds. But then, you are ushered to another area of the venue (or to a completely different venue) for the cocktail reception.

 

Great! Who doesn’t love a nice cocktail at a party?

 

Well the sad thing is that most wedding cocktail hours are boring, awkward and frustrating. At least they are to me. You have to stand in line forever to get a drink because there is only one bar for 150 guests, stand in close proximity to tons of people you don’t know, music is generally light and slow #moodkiller, and food is passed around on trays. Talk about a buzz killer! My energy was high at the end of the ceremony, ready to celebrate with the couple and boom! now I am feeling out of place, unsure of what is next and ready to move on to the next structured part of the wedding.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to be Debbie Downer…I LOVE weddings! But I am excited to see this new trend in weddings emerge.

 

Introducing Interactive Weddings

 

The 2019 weddings are taking on a different persona, one that is more engaging and celebrates the act of creating experiences and memories. We all know that today’s society need to constantly be on the move and entertained. Couples have realized that some traditional wedding routines are not entertaining enough for today’s guests.

For this reason we are seeing more couples incorporate interactive activities in their wedding day.

 

D.I.Y food stations are top on our list.

 

The cool thing about food stations versus the buffet or passed dinner at your wedding is you set them up around your reception venue in a variety of areas so there are no long lines for your guests to stand in, getting frustrated. The individual food stations disperse your guests to areas around your venue and keep them entertained and moving. It also generates social interaction or mingling because it is an unexpected yet cool idea to have these unique food bars at your wedding. It inspires your guests to interact reducing the awkwardness and boredom.

 

Your guests will absolutely love the interactive, D.I.Y dinner.

 

 

Guacamole Bar Wedding Station

 

How do you go about planning a wedding reception that includes food stations instead of the boring served meal or buffet?

“Experiences” are everything with millennial brides. Partner with your local caterer or chef and they will help you design the most remarkable meal for your wedding guests. Think outside the box when choosing the food stations for your wedding. You can incorporate your favorite foods and desserts or even hire a food truck.

The sky is the limit when planning your wedding. You don't have to do what everyone else does. Click To Tweet

Wedding Food Stations - Taco Bar Yeah!!

Taco Bar – Photo Credit: Brit & Co.

 

Potato bar DIY food station

Treat Your Guests To A Potato Bar At Your Wedding.

 

Chips & Salsa Bar

Chips & Salsa Bar

 

 

Need a little inspiration for food stations at your wedding?

 

How about a pasta station, guacamole station (everyone is obsessed with guac right now), popcorn bars, s’more bars, carving stations, pretzel bars, potatoe bar, guacamole toast bar, mac & cheese bar (yes, please!), chips & salsa bar, coffee & tea bars, charcuterie stations or my personal favorite taco bar.

 

Mac & Cheese Bar - Wedding Food Stations

Hmmm. DIY Mac & Cheese Bar. Let your guests create a mac and cheese masterpiece.

 

Meat Food Stations

Bring On The MEAT! Charcuterie Food Stations are great for weddings

 

Will you dump the conventional wedding buffet and served meals for individual food stations?

 

We want to know!

 

Share your comments below. 

 

Balloon Installations

 

The wonderful thing about weddings is each year they evolve, bringing new trends, designs and color palettes to life.

2019 will be the year of unexpected wedding trends! Click To Tweet

This year we are seeing an emergence of balloons in wedding decor. It seems that balloons are not just for birthday parties and kids anymore. Balloons can really dress up any part of your wedding. Use them to create or decorate a selfie wall, adorn the ceiling at your indoor reception or float freely in the air at an outside setting, as your altar backdrop, cute photo ops or even to add a little color above the seating as you walk down the aisle. Sky is the limit with balloons and of Pinterest is a great place for inspiration.

 

Check out our Pinterest board with more wedding balloon installation ideas.

 

 

 

Velvet Decor & Fashion Trending In 2019

 

Couples are continually searching for something to make their wedding more personalized and unique. In 2019 we are seeing velvet accents being added throughout the wedding details, providing a little extra special pizzazz.

Velvet has a magic yet somewhat forgotten about allure. Everyone knows velvet was popular in every day fashion back in the 70’s so why is velvet making a come back?

It’s easy! Millennials want to be unique. They want their weddings to have depth, different levels of textures, be visually appealing and #Instaworthy elements. It truly is masterful what they are envisioning and creating. Only free-spirited minds with a sense of adventure and uniqueness can envision beauty from combining so many different textures together to create beautiful masterpieces.

Velvet decor in 2019 weddings adds a sense of luxury. A soft and romantic fabric that creates a welcome feeling and sense of adventure. Click To Tweet

 

We totally applaud our modern day brides and grooms for your uniqueness and evolving weddings into magical experiences. No more is it just about the brides dress! Mesmerize your guests with an explosion of decor and memories that will be forever cherished.

 

Green Velvet Tuxedo

Grooms Velvet Tux | Photo Credit: S6 Photography

 

Velvet Wedding Table

2019 Velvet Wedding Trends | Photo Credit: Tec Petaja Photography

 

2019 Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses

Velvet Bridesmaid Dresses 2019

 

 

Grazing Stations For Your Wedding

 

This may seem like an odd name for something at your wedding however it is extremely an incredible thought. Keeping with the subject of making your wedding interactive and full of engaging activities couples are designing snacking stations. These are very charming themed tables that offer wedding visitors snacks like bruschetta bars, diverse cheddar and saltines, breads, natural products, nuts, meats and obviously chocolates. These eating stations are an extraordinary method to keep your visitors active, entertained, mingling and making new friends.

 

Wedding Grazing Stations

Yummy Chocolate Bar.

 

Bread & Cheese Grazing Station

Bread and Cheese Grazing Stations For Your Wedding

 

Bruschetta Grazing Station

Wow Your Guests With This Beautiful Bruschetta Station At Your Wedding.

 

 

Grass Is In, Greenery On It’s Way Out?

 

Well we aren’t generally going to disclose to you that greenery is gone from wedding in 2019 however we are seeing a move in flower structures for weddings this year. The most current pattern assuming control over wedding gatherings is the utilization of Pampas grass. In the event that you aren’t acquainted with Pampas grass it is a delightful padded, wheat-hued grass that includes a brilliant bit of sentiment and eccentricity to your 2019 wedding. Pampas grass is delicate and simple to utilize and extraordinary for making immense raised area curves, brightening your wedding passageway, adding a dash of eccentricity to your wedding tables or a delicate touch to your wedding bunches.

Wedding greenery will in any case be predominant all through most weddings and exceptional occasions however at this point we are seeing an expansion in the interest for natural components that add a pinch of show to the occasion. Objective obviously is to have #Instaworthy Photographs that circulate around the web!

Ladies and wedding organizers wherever are utilizing Pampas grass to line wedding passageways, as focal points and increases to flower bundles.

 

Coral Hues

 

In the event that you have been pondering what the most blazing shading for weddings in 2019 will be here it is! Coral is the shading we are hoping to find in weddings this year. It is an excellent radiant, warm and brilliant pinkish-orange shade that imparts cheer and satisfaction in everybody. Coral can be added to your wedding in your florals, bridesmaid dresses, cakes, ties, socks and that’s just the beginning.

Arranging your 2019 wedding is energizing and we need to hear about it. Offer your thoughts and motivation for your 2019 wedding with us.

 

March 20, 2019

Reduce Your Wedding’s Impact On The Environment

Sustainable Weddings

Have you ever wondered if your wedding (or the millions of other weddings each year) has an impact on our environment? We were curious too…

 

We uncovered a lot of information on just how much of an impact weddings have on our environment and came across some ideas that we all can incorporate to help sustain our earth.

 

Check out these startling numbers. (based on weddings in the United States only)

 

1. The average price spent on a wedding gown is $1,281.
2. The typical guest list is approximately 165 people
3. Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days to tie-the-knot (didn’t surprise you with that one I am sure). But I bet you never realized that equates to an average of 44,230 weddings each weekend.
4. On average 2.4 million weddings happen in the USA each year – that’s 4.8 million people saying “I Do!” each year.
5. Couples spend an average of $29, 858 on their weddings.
6. A total of $72 billion is spent on weddings in the United States each year.
7. Honeymoons are a $12 billion dollar a year industry. Yes! Billion!
8. 24 % of our annual weddings are “destination weddings” which equates to $16 billion dollars

Source: honeymoons.about.com/cs/eurogen1/a/weddingstats.htm

 

Are you shocked by these numbers?

Share your comments with us below.

 

As our society becomes more in tune with our environment everyone wants to know how they can help protect it. Planning a wedding is a huge deal and requires tons of flowers, decorations, invitations, dresses, program cards, table cards etc etc etc. All of these things have an impact on our environment.

 

 

 

 

Ways To Plan An Eco-Friendly Wedding.

 

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Use Locally Sourced Food

Design your menu based on locally sourced food options – every region has locally grown products that they specialize in. Meet with some of your local farmers to learn what will be in season at the time of your wedding. Then work together with your local caterer to design your wedding menu around these items. Doing this not only stimulates the local economy but also reduces the emissions into the air because it cuts down on the transport distance. Oh yeah! Almost forgot one major bonus…your out of town guests will LOVE sampling the local cuisine.

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Go Paperless

Choose electronic distribution options rather that the traditional save-the-dates and wedding invitations. Send out e-save the dates, e-invitations & e-thank you cards instead of printing and mailing the traditional expensive options. Saving paper means that you are saving trees. Everyone knows that trees and other plant life are necessary to produce oxygen, improve air quality, climate amelioration, conservation of water and supporting wildlife. And as a bonus, since you aren’t snail mailing them you can save yourself some GREEN (money that is) by not having to purchase stamps.

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Buy A Pre-Owned Wedding Dress

Purchase a used wedding dress – a wedding dress is the single most important piece of clothing a woman will ever purchase. But the sad thing is that you will only wear it on one day, and honestly for only about 5 hours. So why not buy a used wedding dress? Reuse is one of the biggest ways that you can reduce waste and ultimately make a positive impact on our environment. So shop online and find the perfect wedding dress; buy it from another bride, save some money because you won’t be paying retail prices and save the planet at the same time.

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Recycle At Your Wedding

Reducing your impact on the planet goes hand in hand with recycling. We recommend that you have plenty of recycle and compost bins on-site to divert waste. Encourage your guests to join you in protecting our environment.

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Sell Wedding Dress

Just as important as buying a used wedding dress to reduce the impact wedding dress production has on our environment it is equally important to sell your wedding dress after your wedding. It is easy to do.

Sell your wedding dress now!

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Share your ideas below in the comments on other ways to make your wedding more eco-friendly. If we all do our part in lowering our impact on our environment we will see a huge difference. Tweet It, Instagram It, Facebook It…promote, promote, promote! Our planet needs us!

March 15, 2019

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations 2019

2019 Top Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

Want to honeymoon like the rich and famous? We have put together the top 10 Instagram-worthy honeymoon resorts for your pampering pleasure! These top honeymoons destinations for 2019 offer 5 star accommodations and service unlike any hotel and resort. Find your honeymoon destination now.
 
 

Emaho Sekawa Resort – Savusavu, Fiji Islands

 
Escape and unwind while listening to the sounds of the waves, luxurious rain forest and singing birds at Emaho Sekawa Resort. In true luxury style this amazing honeymoon retreat provides an oasis for you to disappear. Sitting atop a hill with panoramic views of the pacific ocean and mountains you will be pampered with 5 star service. Emaho Sekawa Resort is a private, all-inclusive honeymoon resort with only 3 villas. You are sure to find total relaxation and plenty of time for intimate moments with your new spouse.
 
 

Share this resort with your other half and start planning your Fiji Island honeymoon now.

 

 

Canaves Oia Suites – Santorini, Greece

Canaves Oia Suites invites guests seeking luxury accommodation in Oia Santorini to relish in the elegance of a most cherished holiday retreat.

Freshly renovated luxury suites offering the ultimate in modern facilities and stunning views to the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, with spacious living areas and private plunge pools, ideal to house your memorable days and nights in one of the world’s most stunning sceneries.

Enveloped by the emerald Aegean and the awe-inspiring dramatic beauty of Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites welcomes guests to a world of exquisite elegance. Blending spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation and impeccable service, those luxury suites in Oia, Santorini will charm even the most eclectic guests.

 

Share this resort with your spouse and start planning your exclusive 2019 honeymoon.

 

 

 

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Il Sereno Lago di Como – Luxury Hotel in Italy

 

A sensible $986 every night (beginning rate) gets you a room at the private new Lake Como inn structured by Patricia Urquiola, one out of a little gathering of hyper-lavish alternatives around the celebrated Italian lake. You never know, George Clooney (and Amal) may very well feast close to you at the Michelin-featured Berton Al Lago.

Bringing new meaning to luxury and modern design, Il Sereno Hotel breathes fresh air into the iconic, bucket list item, that is Lake Como. Definitely one of the Top Honeymoon Destinations For 2019.

 

 

 

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland

It’s hard to envision a suite more one of a kind than one incorporated ideal with hundreds of years old magma, with floor-to-roof windows, that is additionally encompassed by the magical geothermal waters of Iceland’s celebrated Blue Tidal pond. Remains at the spic and span (as of April 1) resort begin at $1,432/night and incorporate access to a transportive underground spa, upscale feasting at Greenery Eatery, day by day yoga and Aurora Borealis seeing visits. Unlock the door to a wonder of the world.

 

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The St. Regis Bora Bora, French Polynesia

 

On the off chance that you are a sucker for a crystalline ocean or an extraordinary blue lagoon, a trek to this French Polynesian heaven will take your breath away. With 89 rooms and suites—including the overwater estates this island chain made well known—dispersed around 44 sections of land of flawlessness, it’s the spot to do everything (stream ski trips around Mount Otemanu, SUP, plunging and the sky is the limit from there) or literally nothing. A honeymoon beyond your dreams awaits you at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.

 

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Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia

 

Your honeymoon will be more than just a hotel room at Nihi Sumba. Every detail is maximized for your enjoyment, relaxation and romance. Nihi Sumba offers the most exquisite accommodations featuring crisp white bed linens (no need to check for bed bugs here), you will fall asleep in their signature canopy beds and enjoy handmade chocolate from your mini-bar while staring at the majestic panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. And don’t think you have to stay in your room 24 /7 (although you may want to). This breathtaking resort builds itineraries that transcend honeymoon experiences. You can choose from a long list of experiences that range from sunset massages to surfing and hiking.  If you are searching for the best honeymoon destination in 2019 Nihi Sumba Island is it!

 

 

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The Ranch At Rock Creek, Montana

 

The all-inclusive ranch experience! Don’t want to leave the U.S.A? Don’t want a beach honeymooon? If you are searching for a unique honeymoon destination this is it! Most couples opt for luxurious and all-inclusive beach honeymoons which is fine. But this beautiful luxury resort offers all-inclusive packages paired with adventure, snow, mountains and tons of outdoor activities (depending on the season). This is how the resort explains their experience; “Nestled in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round unique vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead. We balance Western adventure with lavish all-inclusive amenities. Start the day with inspired Ranch cuisine, then learn to fly fish on a Blue Ribbon trout stream. Experience awe-inspiring views from The Top of the World on horseback and drift off in a bespoke glamping tent under the Big Sky.”

Sounds perfect right? Well if the rugged outdoors, adventure, hiking, horseback riding etc are your cup of tea this is your honeymoon destination for sure! View the gallery for just a little taste of ranch luxury.

 

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Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives

 

Shoreline manors with private pools are the “standard” room at this ideal Maldivean retreat, so it’s not amazing rates begin around $1,125. When you see your encompasses, however, you’ll be so wowed you probably won’t give it a second thought. On the off chance that it’s an extremely extraordinary event in your relationship, you may even need to spring for an excessively provocative Private Sea Retreat—with pool, normally—that is segregated from the primary island and just accessible by 24-hour vessel administration, for an insignificant $2,155/night.

 

 

 

Twin Homesteads, Vermont

 

Barnard, Vermont, probably won’t be the normal goal for a world-class inn, however that is really one of the numerous reasons it’s so inconceivable. Beginning at $1,500/night, this comprehensive five-star resort (Vermont’s solitary one) is the spot for foodies and outside darlings, with one of a kind culinary contributions and a lot of exercises that are made considerably all the more energizing by the glade and forest filled condition.

 

 

 

 

Musha Cay, Bahamas

 

David Copperfield’s charming private island in the Caribbean—luckily not hurt amid the last tropical storm season—is certainly not a one-month’s-lease sort of remain, it’s over a year, checking in at $39,000 every night, comprehensive. Be that as it may, that is the charge for the whole island, so on the off chance that you’ve at any point engaged dreams of what you’d do with your own one of a kind island , you.

 

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March 12, 2019