3 Tips to Choose the Perfect Wedding Dress

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You might have dreamt about the specifications of your wedding dress down to the last sequin when you were five or have never even given it a thought. Either way, choosing the perfect bridal dress or gown is something that has plagued the minds of many a bride.

To the bride, there are many factors to consider when choosing the perfect bridal dress: the style, trends, and materials used in making it. To top it all, the sheer number of available designs and styles make it even more difficult to pick the perfect wedding gown.

For that reason, we came up with 3 important tips to make choosing the perfect wedding dress a lot simpler.

  • Budget

The decisions start with knowing how much you can comfortably spend on a wedding dress without injury to your overall wedding budget. Albeit very hard to accept, facts remain that even though the dress is important, there are lists of other things that are more important.

  • Choose A Dress That Suits The Weather

All couples decide a different season, month, and time to get married. Couples often do this according to their preference or the dates when their guests will be free and available. Pick your wedding gown according to the projected weather you decide to get married.

  • Wedding Location And Theme

If you have a specific theme and location, it will ease your pick for a wedding dress. The material and color of your dress should match the overall theme of the event.

At Hunt Country Celebrations, we help brides find the best options for their bridal dress and other services. If you plan to have your wedding in Northern Virginia, click here to contact us and we’ll help you secure the perfect wedding venue, catering services, and so much more!

How and When to Share Your Wedding Website

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There is a lot more to a wedding website than just creating it. You also want it to get out there to your friends and family and have them be able to access it.

Wedding websites are one of the ways that couples have been keeping in touch with their guests in these trying times. That’s what we’ve decided to focus on in this article, so grab a pen, paper and take down some notes on how to and when to share your website. 

  • How to Share Your Wedding Website

There are a few guidelines to follow when it comes to sharing your wedding website. You can put it on any of your prewedding event invitations like save-the-dates, bridal shower or engagement party invites.

As for sharing on social media, note that sharing it openly can make noninvited friends feel left out or you could receive an unsolicited commentary. So, if you do want to share, it’s best to do so in a private wedding-related group.

  • When to Share and How Often You Should Update Your Wedding Website

Continue to share your website along with updated details and new information as often as you can. This will keep everybody in the loop and avoid missed information. With the current situation, it might be a while before you get to hold your wedding, so your guests will welcome the occasional reminder as you add new updates to your site.

Don’t forget to keep the registry and wish list aspects of your wedding website up-to-date too. Your guests will most likely check back periodically to see what’s been purchased and what’s still on your list.

Update your FAQs so that your guests can use that link to get answers to their many burning questions rather than have to call and text you with it.

There’s a reason why couples come to us here at Hunt Country Celebrations. It’s because when it comes to weddings around Northern Virginia, we’ve got you covered on everything. With us, your wedding can be a fun, successful celebration that you have always pictured. Contact us today!

3 Important Tips for Maids of Honor

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With great power comes great responsibility, a superhero once said. And although that saying pertained to the world of comic books and comic book heroes, it is quite clear that it can be very much applied to the real world as well. We can even apply it to the sometimes, stressful world of wedding planning. 

As a Maid of Honor, you have been tasked with a very important role in the wedding. Of course, you probably know already what you should do before the Big Day – but what are some of the things you should definitely not forget to do on your best friend’s actual wedding day? 

  • Coordination and Communication

Coordinate with the other bridesmaids. This is one of your main tasks both before and during the actual wedding. Of course, all the other bridesmaids are fully grown adults and they most likely know what they are supposed to do and when. But if you want to make sure the bride doesn’t stress out over this; you might also want to remind everyone what they are meant to do. 

  • Be Supportive

Stay cool and provide support. Your best friend is going through a roller coaster of emotions right now, so it is incredibly important that you are supportive. She will be stressed out, she will cry, she might even have to face unwanted accidents like wine spilled on her wedding dress. Whatever happens, be there for her – with a shoulder to cry on, a good joke, or a stain remover to help her gown stay pretty until the end of the night.

  • Deliver an Awesome Toast

Although traditionally Maids of Honor don’t give speeches, things have changed a lot in recent years, and it has become customary that the bride’s best friend delivers a toast as well. Make sure it’s memorable! Take your time to prepare, don’t forget to include one or two cute jokes, and make this moment all about the bride. Your best friend deserves it!

Your best friend also deserves to find all that she needs for her wedding planning easily. She can do so here at Hunt Country Celebration. From Venues to vendors, we’ve got you covered when it comes to a wedding in Northern Virginia. Contact us today!

4 Great Tips for Your Bridal Registry

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As the bride, you want every single element of your wedding to be perfect. And you want everyone to feel great, both when it comes to the entertainment and food provided on your wedding day and to the way they can contribute to your wellbeing as newlyweds.

The bridal registry may be created for you (of course it is!), but beyond that, registries are all about making people feel good (and making it easy for them to feel good). So how do you create the right wedding registry? We have some tips for you, so read on and find out more.

  • Create It with Your Likes in Mind

You don’t have to add items to the registry just for the sake of adding them. You don’t have to add anything because everyone else is doing the same. If you feel an item wouldn’t be of much use to you, then by all means, don’t actually add it to your wedding registry – it’s the best option for you and for your wedding guests too.

  • It Should Be A Good Blend

Add items people expect to see there and items that are a bit more luxurious or simply unusual. But most importantly, add items on various prices, so that everyone can afford offering you a gift you actually want.

  • Create It Before Your Engagement Party If Possible

You have all the time in the world now so you might as well do it. Try to make the bridal registry before the engagement party. Although it is not necessary and not obligatory in any way, a lot of guests might want to provide you with a small attention when attending the engagement party – and the bridal registry will help them.

  • They Don’t Have to Follow Trends

Not sure about classic wedding registry items? That’s OK, these days it has become increasingly common to ask for other types of gifts (especially if you have everything you need). For instance, you could ask your guests to pay for honeymoon activities. Or if you want to make your wedding gifts really meaningful, you could simply ask guests to make a donation to a cause you actually believe in and support. Your guests will actually appreciate this!

If you’re in Northern Virginia and planning your wedding you should reach out to us. Here at Hunt Country Celebrations We have all you’ll need for the success of your wedding. Want to know what we mean? Browse our website and contact us today!

4 Lovely Hair Accessories for Our Beautiful Brides

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When it comes to your look as a bride, everything matters. Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we understand why you’d want your hair to look flawless as well. Choosing the right hairstyle to suit your face and your wedding style is crucial. Have you thought of the accessories too? They are also important and you should choose the right ones. Here’s a simple guide from our fashion and beauty members.

  • Tiaras

If you are the kind of bride who wants to wear the big ballgown and be surrounded by luxury and opulence every single step of the wedding way, you should definitely opt for a tiara. Most of the times, this type of accessory is used in combination with updos – but it can look very good with your hair left down as well.

  • Bridal Haircombs

A bridal haircomb has the almost magical ability to make the simplest hairstyle look fancier, more elegant, and more luxurious. Add it to a simple (or not so simple, if that’s what you want) updo and it will look charming! And if you are searching for something that has boho-chic nuances to it, opt for a bridal hair vine – they look splendid as well!

  • A Sweet Headband

If you are looking for a hair accessory that will dramatically change your look without going too much over the top, opt for a delicate headband. It will look fantastic with soft curls pulled in a low bun, for example!

  • Wedding Veils

You are more than free to not wear a wedding veil on your Big Day. But if you do choose one, be sure to coordinate it with the style of your dress. For instance, if your dress is intricate, a simpler wedding veil will be the best option. If your dress is very elegant and traditional, opt for a longer veil. Also, be sure the colors match as well as possible!

We love to help couples find the best options and services for their weddings here at Hunt Country Celebrations. That’s why we have many members who offer numerous services from Venues to catering. If you’re having your wedding in Northern Virginia you should reach out to us. Contact us today!

4 First Look Ideas That Don’t Break Tradition

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First Look wedding photos have grown to be quite popular in the last few years. They can be really emotional and unique, since they capture a genuinely magical moment. However, if you are superstitious and don’t want to break tradition when it comes to these things, you still have plenty of alternatives. Here are some of the ways that you can have a first look, without breaking the tradition that prevents the groom from seeing the bride in her wedding dress before she walks down the aisle.

  • Do A First Look with Your Dad

Believe it or not, he is extremely nervous and he can’t wait to see his little girl as a bride. Give him the option to have all these marvelous emotions captured by a professional photographer, as part of a special shooting. Do your First Look photo session with your father and your album will look absolutely amazing!

  • Do A First Look Without Actually Looking

Ask your photographer to capture you and your significant other with your backs turned to each other (so that you don’t see each other before the actual wedding). This can turn into something really emotional if you are both reading a love letter you wrote for each other – it will look really romantic in the picture, especially since the photographer will capture all the genuine, wonderful reactions you both show on your faces.

  • Skip the Photo Shooting

Just meet with your loved one on the morning of your wedding and spend some time together. You can do this dressed as bride and groom, or you can do it any other way you feel comfortable (especially if you still want to stick to tradition and don’t see each other as a bride and groom before the ceremony).

  • Do A Classic First Look and Include Your Wedding Party Too

If you want your First Look photos to be really romantic but fun as well, the best way to do this is to include the bridesmaids and the groomsmen as well. This could potentially save you quite a lot of time for the Cocktail Hour as well (which is excellent if you don’t want to stay away for the entire duration of the Cocktail Hour).

Hunt Country Celebrations is like your one-stop shop when it comes to your wedding. From venues down to your caterer, all you have to do is ask. So, what do you say? You can check them out by clicking this link or contact us today!