Wedding season is upon us. That means brides-to-be are finalizing guest lists, shopping for their bridal shower dress, taking dance lessons, scoping out photo booths and attending weddings of other couples! The. List. Goes. On. Planning a wedding is a huge undertaking… and from one Doll to another, here’s one single piece of advice to keep you sane.
The U.S. wedding industry was estimated to worth about $72 billion in 2016… and that number goes up every year. According to Zola, 45% of engaged couples will attend 2-4 weddings this year, and 10% will attend 5-8 weddings in 2018. There are countless vendors, color palettes, and trends on top of the desire to be unique. It’s no wonder that brides’ heads are spinning.
Do your research, but most importantly trust your instinct. In life and wedding planning, this will take you far! It’s important to know your options, but your intuition will reign supreme in keeping you happy. If your unsure about a decision, always go with your gut instinct and don’t look back.
One of the first things you should do after you get engaged, is select your venue and say yes to the dress. Whether you’re daydreaming of a storybook garden, a rustic barn, or a glam city venue (like Kimpton Hotel Palomar) – the location will help set the tone for your special day. If your dress is sleek and chic (Meghan Markle vibes), you can ask your bridesmaids to really play up their ensembles.
The most well-known bridal store just launched an amazing service for your bride tribe! Kleinfeld Bridal Party is a go-to resource for your favorite gal pals… because the era of ugly bridesmaid dresses has come and gone. Zola also reported that 53% of bridal parties will coordinate, but not match. You know we love a Destiny’s Child fashion moment. How stunning are these Adrianna Papell beaded gowns?
We paired these beaded frocks with beautiful head pieces from Dusty Rose – another bridal brand we’ve recently discovered and fallen in love with! The price points and the quality are spot on.
Trends are fun, but if they aren’t your thing, don’t fret. Trends come and go, but YOUR personal taste is what will make your wedding timeless. Have fun with your big day and let your personality shine.