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What Hairstyle Matches Your Wedding Dress Neckline

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Whether your wedding theme is classic, rustic, casual or playful, one thing is certain: the bride must look gorgeous! To this tune, what you wear, how you accessorize, your hair and how they all come together is quite important.

Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, we have the best locations and services when it comes to your wedding in Northern Virginia. Here are 3 tips from our Fashion and Beauty Members on how to make sure that your hairstyle goes with the neckline of the wedding dress that you have chosen. 

  • A Strapless Or V-Neck Dress

If your wedding dress is strapless or V-neck, you are in luck because they go with pretty much every type of hairdo. If you are going for traditional romantic, your hair down in curls would look gorgeous, while if you are going Boho chic, a milkmaid braid would best complement your style. Either way, you will look stunning as these types of dresses are flattering and complement all body types.

  • A Boat Neckline or High Neck Dress

For this type of wedding dress, the best hairdo is one with your hair pulled up. Low buns like a chignon and braided low updos are good for a dress with a boat neckline. For a dress with a high neck, a high bun or a braided updo are the best options to go with. 

  • An Off-Shoulder Dress

With an off-shoulder wedding dress, you do not want your hair to reveal too much skin or to cover your shoulder entirely either. You can achieve this by going for a side-swept style. Put your hair in a simple ponytail with the curls brought to one side or do a low sided updo. Your result will be a wonderful look that you’ll remember for decades to come.

Hunt Country Celebrations not only has the best locations for your wedding in Northern Virginia, but we also have all the best services that you will need for your wedding available too. All you have to do is click on the ‘meet our members’ tab and select what you need. Ready to proceed? Contact us today!

Dos and Don’ts for Wedding Flowers

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Wedding flowers can turn the simplest reception site to an amazing wedding location depending on how they are used. And speaking of amazing wedding locations, you should check out the locations that we have for you here at Hunt Country Celebrations.

Going back to wedding flowers however, it takes a special understanding of wedding flowers to be able to apply it in the most flattering way to your wedding. The following tips on the do and don’ts of wedding flowers from our flower members can be vital in your wedding flower plan.

Dos

  • Give your florist a color palette and your budget for flowers to work with. This is much better than insisting on specific flowers. They can then use their expertise and experience to create an amazing design that falls within your budget which is a win for you.
  • Stick to a manageable bouquet. Both large and small bouquets look amazing in pictures so if you don’t have the strength required to hold a large bouquet for a long period, go for a smaller one.
  • Invite your florist to visit your wedding venue. This will help them have a better idea of how to use flowers to bring your dream wedding to life. They’ll be able to get dimensions, scopes ceiling heights and more.
  • Make your florist aware of any flowers that have a special meaning to you. It might be that the scent reminds you of a special family member or a particular time in your life. Telling your florist will help them know to incorporate it into your wedding as a sentimental tribute.

Don’ts

  • Don’t try to use flowers to hide a less ideal part of your wedding venue. All you will end up doing is drawing attention to it. Use them instead to draw attention to the best parts of your venue such as the tables and the cake.
  • Go DIY on your wedding flowers. Ideally, your wedding flowers will be purchased and arranged on the morning of your wedding day. Can you see yourself handling that on your wedding day? Let us answer a huge NO for you here. Leave it to a pro, please.
  • Select a flower with a strong perfume as your centerpiece. With all the money that probably went into your wedding menu, you do not want the scent of the flower overpowering the food.
  • Be obvious. You must not go with the trends when it comes to your wedding flowers. Thinking outside the box will serve you better and personalize your wedding. 

Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, the success of your wedding is our priority. We’re located in Northern Virginia and with us, you’ll find the right venue and services for your wedding. Contact us today!

4 Special Ideas for Your First Look

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The first look before the wedding is becoming a popular way that couples can break out of the norm when it comes to their weddings. It can also be a great way to calm the anxiety of the couple before the big event that is their wedding day.

Growing popular along with the first look before the wedding is also the first look photo shoot. It is a great way to capture the beautiful emotions that are present in that special moment and add them to your wedding photo album. So how do you make this photoshoot even more special? Here are some tips from us here at Hunt Country Celebrations.

  • Go for Fun Instead of Serious

For the first look, your partner will be expecting to see you all dressed up and picture-perfect for the day. How about showing up in your getting ready wear or a funny costume as a way to break the ice? It will be sure to turn the moment fun and introduce joy and laughter. They certainly won’t be expecting it.

  • Bring Your Wedding Party into It

It can help create a special moment for them too. The shoot is sure to be beautiful with everyone in it and it can help your wedding party members ease off their nerves too. Your wedding is about you as a couple, but it doesn’t hurt to carry along your wedding party and make them feel special too.

  • A Different Kind of First Look

 If you don’t want to shake off the first look tradition completely or your superstitious and fear the curse, why not have a first look with someone in your family other than your spouse to be? You’ll still get beautiful photos to remember and the emotion will be very real. It can be your mum or your dad or someone else who means a lot to you.

  • Music

How about surprising your loved one by singing them a special song as part of your first look? If you’re great at singing, this is a nice way to get the moment even more special and emotional.

Hunt Country Celebration is located in Northern Virginia and has all that you need when it comes to the planning and the execution of your wedding. And by all, we mean all! For example, want a nice team to handle the first look photoshoot for you like we’ve mentioned above? Why not contact our photography and video members from the meet our members’ tab? We guarantee that you won’t be disappointed. Contact us today!

4 Alternatives to Regular Bridesmaid Dresses

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Your bridesmaids are an important of your bridal train. They’ll most likely be your long-time friends and will support and help you with your wedding planning. Your bridesmaids will also feature in most of your wedding pictures and how they look goes a long way towards your wedding theme and style.

Most brides usually decide on the colors and styles that their bridesmaids will appear in a long time before the wedding. Choosing a perfect fit can often be difficult because you have to take everyone’s body and styles into account. That’s why we at Hunt Country Celebrations are here to help. In this article, we’ve put together 4 alternatives to the regular bridesmaid dresses that you can use for your wedding.

  • How About A Two-Piece

We’re thinking of a trendy combination of a feminine skirt and a lace crop top. The best part is that this combination could work well for your wedding dress too so you’ll still be coordinating with your bridesmaids. They’ll look and feel amazing walking down the aisle to announce your arrival in this.

  • A Denim Jacket

If you do not want to stray too much from tradition and you’re having, for example, a rustic wedding, asking your bridesmaids to add a personalized denim jacket on top of their dresses could be a great fit. It would especially go well with dresses made from flowy fabrics like organza. 

  • Powerful Pantsuits

There are many stylish modern pantsuit options that your bridesmaids could wear instead of the usual dresses. This option is comfortable and original and would give your bridal party a powerful look. All you have to do is find a fit that all your friends would love.

  • Go All Out and Have Them Dress in Tuxedos

It can be the usual black and white tuxedo, or something that fits with your wedding color theme and style. This kind of dressing will not only look original but will make a statement of empowerment. If you’re all about women-power, then this might just be the option for you.

 When it comes to your wedding in Northern Virginia, Hunt Country Celebrations has all that you need from your location to your rentals and catering service. All of our members are tested and trusted and will go out of their way to ensure the success of your event. Contact us today!

3 Ways to Decide If You Need A Wedding Planner or A Wedding Coordinator

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Unless you are a wedding professional, you might get these 2 confused. Sometimes, you might even know which is which but just have a hard time deciding which of them to use. That’s why we here at Hunt Country Celebrations have decided to help.

When it comes to your wedding, think of wedding planners like your best friends. They are the one professional who will be most involved when it comes to your wedding planning and execution. Wedding coordinators, on the other hand, are more concerned with making sure that everything goes smoothly on the wedding day itself. That’s why they are known as wedding day coordinators too. So, what are the best ways to decide which you’ll need for your wedding? Read on to find out.

  • What’s Your Budget Like?

Your wedding budget is a great start when it comes to deciding between a wedding coordinator and a wedding planner. Wedding planners tend to go for between 10 to 15% of your wedding’s total budget depending on what you need to be done. Wedding coordinators on the other hand usually have a flat rate. Use this to decide which best works for you.

  • How Much Free Time Do You Have?

If you have lots of free time on your hand and you are great when it comes to not just planning, but wedding planning, then a wedding coordinator might be the only one that you need. If you, however, have less than 3-5 hours a week to spend on your wedding and planning is not your strong point, please hire a wedding planner.

  • Do You Possess Great Decision-Making Skills?

At some point in your wedding planning, you are going to have to say no to people you love and stand by it. How good are you with that? If the answer is very good, then a coordinator would do just fine. If the answer is no, Get a wedding planner. It is easier for everyone involved to accept a decision when it comes to a wedding planner because they know that they are professionals and thus know what is best.

Here at Hunt Country Celebrations, you can get a wedding planner or a wedding coordinator from any of our 8 event planning member services. We also have great venues for your wedding in Northern Virginia. Have more questions? Contact us today!

Pre-Wedding Beauty Tips for Every Bride

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As the bride, you are the star of your wedding and we at Hunt Country Celebrations agree. You should look like a princess on your wedding day and that means glowing skin, great hair, inner happiness, and great mental health. We already have a couple of articles on how to relieve stress during your wedding planning and the use of our ever ready and efficient vendors to help with your wedding. You can check them further down. Reducing the stress and pressure that comes with wedding planning will help with your mental health. For glowing skin and great hair, here are a couple of tips from us for the bride to be.

  • Moisturize

To keep your skin glowing and youthful, you should cleanse, tone and moisturize regularly without fail. Use products that you are sure are great for your skin and avoid a drastic change in your skincare routine just before your wedding except necessary. You never know how your skin might react.

  • Exfoliate

Our fashion and beauty members advise exfoliating at least twice a week. You can then apply a mild face wash to get rid of the dead skin cells afterward.

  • Monthly Facials

Start having monthly facials at least 6 months before your wedding. If you have less than 6 months left, a twice a week gold facial could help.

  • Hair Spa/Treatment

Have a hair spa/treatment at least 3 times within the 6 months before your wedding. The result should be healthy and shiny looking hair.

  • Avoid A Crash Diet

You don’t want to end up listless and weak. Join a gym instead. A mild workout routine started at least two months before your wedding should do the trick.

  • Meditate

If you can meditate at least 10 minutes every day, it should help keep the stress and anxiety at bay.

  • Your Night Routine

Massage olive oil into your hands and feet before going to bed each night and most importantly get enough sleep. You do not want to go to your wedding with dark circles looking tired.

  • Our Members

Hunt Country Celebrations has you covered when it comes to beauty before your wedding too. Choose from 4 members who specialize in wedding day beauty tips, wedding makeup, advice and more. Just click on our Meet Our Members tab and then select Fashion & Beauty. You won’t be disappointed.

Hunt Country Celebrations is located in the heart of Northern Virginia’s Horse & Wine Country and is only 40 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. We have all you need when it comes to your wedding. We would also absolutely love to hear from you. Contact us today!