A Wedding Coordinator is just an added expense...or is it? We are going into detail on why you will want to budget for a coordinator to handle things on the day of your wedding.
Wedding season is happening and you have a few weddings to go to this year. But what do you wear? Depending on where you are the options may be different, but I want to save the day for all of the East Coast wedding guests that are attending a nice humid wedding this summer.
First things first, what is the attire for the wedding?
Business Casual- Think sundresses, you don't need to be very fancy, but you also don't want to show up in a dress that should actually be a cover-up.
Semi-formal or Dressy Casual- Cocktail attire
Formal or Black Tie Optional- Long dress
Black Tie- Formal gown
After you know the attire expected for the wedding you are attending, think about the location. What will the weather be like? Is it indoors or outdoors? Keep this in mind as you look at the following outfits for a summer wedding.
Karen Zambos Blue Tara Dress
I love this fun dress! Perfect for a beach or waterfront wedding, and the side cut outs keep it more casual.
Saylor Teal Rose Bush Lace Sheath
This is a little more on the fancy side, but another great mix of casual and fun.
Shoshanna Navy Dress
I LOVE this dress! I think it would be perfect for an outdoor summer wedding
Jill Jill Stuart Pink Two-Toned Popover Gown
If you are looking for something leaning a little more on the formal side, but not exactly Black Tie, this dress is a perfect combination!
Jay Godfrey Black Lace Triangle Gown
This dress is a stunner! The lace detail adds a little something extra and also gives the formal look.
Badgley Mischka Navy Petunia Gown
The neckline of this dress is a winner in my book! I love the different style while still remaining formal.
Jill Jill Stuart Elderberry Side Cut Out Gown
A black tie dress can still be fun with the stunning side cut outs of this deep purple dress
Laundry by Shelli Segal Charleston Gown
I am channeling The Great Gatsby with this stunner! The perfect black tie gown!
Rent The Runway is the perfect way to get a different dress for every occasion. They also have a new membership option called the RTR Style Pass where you can rent any dress for $65! I joined with this option and absolutely love it so far! If you are interested in trying it out, here is my referral link. I highly recommend it!
Remember- stay away from shades of white! I, personally, also stay away from red. It's such a bright statement color and you don't want to stand out in photos of a crowd ;)
All images from Rent The Runway.
Which of these dresses is your favorite?
Oftentimes, the first glimpse at your wedding theme is based on the stationery. The colors, theme, etc. are all able to reflect your wedding day style and personality. With only a few chances to convey your personality before the wedding day, I suggest thinking about the below design ideas when you are working on creating your stationery.
Once your save-the-dates and invitations have been sent, you can use those concepts for the rest of your wedding stationery as well. I plan on going into detail about the day-of stationery in a future post, but for the time being think about your menus, table numbers, escort cards, etc. How will they fit your wedding personality?
This is an easy one. What are your wedding day colors? How can you use them in your save the date or invitations?
Are you having a winery wedding? What elements of the vineyard could you use on your stationery? There are multiple details of a venue or theme to contribute to the stationery design
Think about a full calligraphy suite with some special details if you are having a more formal wedding, or even spot hand lettering if you want a more casual day.
What aspects of the suite could you use to add a little more detail? The envelope color or liner are a great way to incorporate another nod to your wedding day personality.
If you are looking for a custom wedding stationery, whether that is an invitation suite or the day-of stationery- we highly recommend Lattice Tree Studio or Jes Smith Designs. Both of these ladies are incredible designers and I know they would be able to bring your personality into every detail.
Do you have any other ideas about your wedding stationery?
Are you have little members of the bridal party at your wedding? If so, this post is for you! Pinterest is overflowing with endless options for those little's when it comes to what they wear, what they carry, and more. But how do those photos translate when it comes to your wedding? We're here to help! Especially since this is another way to really bring out your personality on your wedding day.
Let's start with who you have leading you down the aisle. Is it your niece or nephew? Your finances relative? Thinking about their relationship to you can spark some ideas as you go through these next few categories.
What are your wedding day colors? What color are the bridesmaids and groomsmen wearing? You could go opposite of the bridesmaid dresses for the flower girl, and a colorful shirt for the ring bearer that matches the grooms tie. You could also coordinate instead of fully match the colors. Think taupe with blush or dusty blue with grey. Take a look at your wedding colors and decor as a whole and pick what coordinates the best.
Puffy skirts and suspenders are adorable, but think about how it fits with the rest of your wedding. If you are having a barefoot wedding on the beach, you may want something light like a simple lace dress. There are so many beautiful options for flower girl dresses, even some that match the bride! For the little guys, should there wear a suit, a dress shirt with no jacket, maybe a bow tie? Consider what style the groomsmen are wearing.
What They Carry
The trend of ring bearers carrying signs is very popular right now, and there are many options. "Uncle John, here comes your bride" and similar tones. These are great ideas if you don't want them to carry a pillow or ring box. I also love the "ring security" idea. For the little gals, what style flowers should they carry? Will you go outside of the box and not give them flowers at all? Maybe a wand or ribbons? Think about all the options and go with what matches your wedding day!
Oh the accessories! My favorite topic for this post. What items would complete the look to match your wedding theme? Should the ring bearer wear a bowtie, or newsboy cap? Should your flower girl wear a flower crown or even a big bow in her hair? There are a few adorable ideas for this, decide what works best and it will all come together!
Do you have any ideas for how to coordinate the children in the wedding with the rest of the bridal party?