Your wedding is a truly special event in your life – and you want it to really reflect that. At the end of the day, you want your wedding to amaze your guests and really surprise them in every respect. Of course, original ideas are always welcome as long as they reflect who you are and what your love story is all about – but before you get there, checking with the latest trends is one of the most important steps.
What are the new wedding trends of 2019?
We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.
Dresses will be so simple and beautiful. OK, wedding gowns are always beautiful – but this year’s all about simplicity. Think of the simplest satin wedding dress with a ball gown skirt and pockets. Think minimalist. Think of dresses that don’t have many embellishments and details on it. Just pure simplicity that transgresses time and the rules of seasonal elegance. Isn’t that amazing?
Soundtracks will be movie-worthy. No, really, wedding soundtracks in 2019 will be highly inspired by the movies that swept over the world. People are bound to love these for a million reasons: they are easy to recognize, they are fun, they are associated with a certain vibe of the movie, and so on. Try to include one such song into your Big Day too!
Special entertainment will take on more than any time before. Aside from music, 2019 brides and grooms will want to bring in some sort of unique entertainment too. Special shows, caricaturists, and even comedians – these are just some of the options you will see around at weddings in 2019.
Green and environmental approach. In 2019, plastic is forbidden at weddings (and it should probably be forbidden everywhere). Brides and grooms will find unique ways to replace traditionally plastic items with something that’s far eco-friendlier precisely because they want to help the environment in at least one way. For instance, colored pasta can make for excellent straws to replace the plastic ones! Isn’t that a cute idea?
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Without doubt, Christmas is one of the most amazing times of the year. Lovely and sweet, playful and full of hope, this holiday is meant to bring friends and family together in a way that allows everyone to have the time of their lives.
What to do about a winter wedding in Virginia? How to add beauty and uniqueness to it?
We have gathered some of the best ideas to inspire you in the creation of your winter wedding – so read on and find out more.
Place cards. The simplest, most winter-worthy and most budget-friendly way to decorate your table with place cards inspired by the season outside is by using pine cones. In their natural color, they can be an amazing piece of décor for a rustic wedding. But if you want to spray paint them in a metallic color, they will turn into an accessory filled with elegance and uniqueness at the same time.
Although winter is not as generous as summer and spring in terms of fresh, local blooms, there are still a lot of ways to bring the season into your bouquet and floral arrangements. For instance, you could create a simple bouquet with seasonal flowers and use cute Christmas-inspired elements to decorate it. Seasonal berries can also be a really nice touch in your floral arrangements too!
Everybody loves Christmas-inspired food – so you can literally not go wrong with this one. For instance, you could serve people baked ham with mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, and cookies infused with cinnamon, nuts, orange zest and other seasonal elements. People will absolutely LOVE this!
Wintertime comes with its own drinks as well. For alcoholic drinks inspired by the cool season, mulled wine and hot cider cocktails are a truly great choice. For non-alcoholic drinks, you can’t go wrong with hot chocolate. In fact, creating a DIY bar with different types of hot chocolate and fun toppings can also add to your wedding entertainment and it is guaranteed to have people lining up in front of it!
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Sending the invitations for your wedding is a very important step of the planning process – and while actually sending them might not be very difficult, getting the RSVPs back from your guests might prove to be quite the daunting task.
What happens when guests aren’t sending back their RSVPs and you really need the final head count? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.
Send a mass message or email. If you have the contacts for the guests who haven’t send their RSVP yet, why not drop them a mass email or message – just a quick reminder? If you’re using any kind of tool to electronically manage your invitations and RSVPs, see if it doesn’t allow you to send out customized messages for all the guests who haven’t responded yet.
Call each of them and simply ask. This is a very personal approach and although it might feel a little scary and time-consuming (especially if there are a lot of RSVPs that haven’t been returned), it can actually be a very humane and nice way to remind people to confirm their presence at your wedding. Just call them and tell them you’d be really happy if they were able to attend your wedding – it’s a genuinely nice opportunity catch up.
Ask your friends to ask. This might feel a little passive-aggressive, but if you don’t have much time and if you just want to cushion any kind of direct conflict, you can ask your common friends to inquire about the RSVP. Your Maid of Honor, your bridesmaids, or simply someone you are close to and is a common friend with the person who hasn’t responded yet – there are a lot of people who can act as “middlemen” and make this easier for you.
Simply consider them as a YES or NO. If you want to make sure that everyone will have a place at your wedding even if they haven’t RSVP’d, simply consider them as a YES. It might cost you a little more (if they don’t attend the wedding), but at least you’ll have peace of mind. If you cannot afford this and none of the methods described above suit you, you can consider them as a NO as well (but keep in mind that it might come off as rude to some of you).
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Proposing to your bridesmaids is bound to be a pretty emotional moment, especially if you really want your best friends to be by your side on the Big Day.
Of course, it all comes down to a simple question (“Will you be my bridesmaid?”) – but most brides choose to make this even more special by offering a unique gift for each bridesmaid.
What are some of the very best options when it comes to bridesmaid proposals? We have some ideas for you – read on and find out more.
A box of sweets. Of course, if you want to make your bridesmaids feel actually pampered, you will choose a high-end variety of sweets (regardless of whether that’s Belgian chocolate or a really unique type of sweet). Package them nicely and add a cute message to the box (e.g. “Will you sweeten my wedding planning as my bridesmaid?”). There’s no way your super-ladies can say “no” to this!
A succulent. We’re not sure where the world’s fascination for succulents is currently coming from – but one thing’s for certain: they’re VERY popular. Put your succulent gifts in a super-cute pot and offer them together with a kit that will help your bridesmaids take better care of their little green friend. They will love it!
A silk robe and a huge bouquet of roses. Because let’s face it: there’s nothing like pampering yourself dressed in a beautiful robe (which is precisely what you have in mind for you and your bridesmaids for the morning of the Big Day, right?). You can either choose personalized robes (e.g. robes that say “Maid of Honor” and “Bridesmaid”), or you can simply settle on matching robes (e.g. all pink, all with the same flowery pattern, etc.).
A cocktail kit. If you know your bridesmaids like cocktails, and if you even know what’s their favorite cocktail, create (or buy ready-made) cocktail kits for them. Include a special glass, personalized with their name or your wedding date (or any other message you find meaningful, really). It’s a nice gift they will surely appreciate!
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When we talk about wedding hair styles and make up, there are many different thoughts we hear from our clients. They often feel it is the most nerve wracking part of their preparations; they often wait until the last moment and only squeeze it into their plans at the very end. We at Salon Montage believe and tell all of our brides that on your special day you should look like yourself at your most beautiful. A bride’s wedding day should be one of the best days in her life! Here are some tips and tricks from Team Salon Montage that should be followed by brides when preparing for their hair, makeup and skin for their Big Day:
1) It’s best to have your Bridal Trial about three to six months prior to your wedding day so that you have time to get used to it and make changes if needed.
2) To ensure you get the most out of your trial, bring reference pictures, even if they’re from the stylist’s past work or from any other social media of hair and makeup you have in mind. Ideally send these to your stylist well before your appointment so that they can make any necessary preparations before you arrive. By showing your stylist what you like about each photo, they will be able to understand your preferences better. This is one instance when showing is probably easier than telling.
3) If you have sensitive skin and are worried about the products used on your skin, or if there’s a foundation that sits well on your skin and you feel this would look better, don’t hesitate to bring your products with you to the trial. You should be 100 percent comfortable with your look on your wedding day.
4) Clear communication is very important. Tell your stylist about any hairstyles and makeup you did in the past that you disliked. If your stylist knows about them, they will stay away from them, and your trial will be so much more efficient.
5) Arrive with a clean face and clean hair. In order to find that perfect look, come to your appointment with clean hair and no makeup so that your pros can start with a clean blank canvas.
6) Make sure you purchase your accessories and hair extensions beforehand; take a look at hair and makeup photos you like. If your hair is thin, short or doesn’t hold curls well, consider investing in clip-in extensions. These easily blend into your hair and help create a fuller look. If there’s a certain hair accessory you plan to incorporate, definitely bring that along for the trial.
Getting engaged is, without doubt, one of the most amazing moments in one’s life. There’s magic and hope and promise in the air – the kind you just cannot compare with anything else.
Of course, once you say YES to that ring, you will want the whole world to know that you are about to get married.
But how do you make the engagement announcement, the best way?
Well, we have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.
Say it in person. This is more than just an option, actually, it’s what you should automatically do, before you do anything else – or at least when it comes to the closest people in your life (your parents, your best friends, and so on). If they live far away or if you know you won’t have time to meet with them in the next couple of days/ weeks, you can simply call them and give them the good news.
Post it on Insta and Facebook. This is one of the most common ways to make the big announcement, but keep in mind that it should only be done once you have personally delivered the great news to those who are closest to you. Once that’s done, you can post a picture of the ring on social media (or, why not, a video or a boomerang type of recording, which will add even more sparkle to the announcement).
Do it the ultra-old fashioned way. This method is so old and so romantic that most people aren’t even familiar with it anymore: posting your announcement in the local newspaper. If you want the whole world to know about your engagement and if you want to make this feel like an old-school romantic gesture, this idea is absolutely great for you.
Send engagement invitations. Not planning on announcing every single person you’ve ever known or barely met that you got engaged? Do it just for the friends and family, then – send them an invitation to the engagement party (or an e-vite, as this is perfectly fine in this circumstance).
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