Plus Size Brides | What to look for in a wedding dress | Part Two

Plus size brides may find themselves getting frustrated trying on wedding dresses in bridal shops that just don’t seem to be catered to them. It may take a little time and a few deep breaths, but you can and will find your dream wedding dress! Here are a few things to look for to help you along the way!

Material Matters:

One of the first things you should look for is a dress made of a thicker and sturdier material. Thin materials might seem like a good idea for a summer wedding or a “light” feel, but you need a material that will hold it’s shape! Avoid the skim the body fabrics and go for materials like taffeta, organza, lace, and duchess satin.

Remember, you are not LIMITED on what your wedding dress should and can be. There are so many options out there, but some will be better for a curv-licious body type.

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10 Wedding Dresses from around the world

Be Inspired by these Wedding Dresses from Around the World

When you are planning your wedding and finding yourself a little stuck, it’s always a good idea to take a look at the traditions of other cultures. Not to steal their traditions, but to recognize the beauty and power behind the traditions. This will pretty much guarantee a break out of your funk as you get inspired by the symbolism of color and the relationship of clothing to the wedding ceremony.

So this week, we went hunting to find gorgeous and inspiring wedding dresses from around the world. We stumbled across Fashion Wanderer’s top 50 and narrowed down our favorites to 10! If you would like to see the full list, check it out here.

Nigeria

Nigerian Bride

Brides from Nigeria will most likely be found in a brightly colored traditional Igbo wedding gown. For Nigerian brides, bright colors are always better!

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Plus Size Brides | How to Find the Perfect Dress | Part One

Let’s be real. Shopping for a wedding dress can be stressful. It becomes more stressful when you find yourself looking at a rack of dresses that just don’t even come close to hitting your size. Gone are the days that it’s somehow expected that every woman should be the same size. However, the trickle of growth is slow and it can still be a challenge for plus size brides to really have the dream wedding dress shopping experience.

Below are a few tips to help you not only get your dream wedding dress, but the best shopping experience!

Go to Bridal shops that you know carry plus-size gowns!

A big frustration full-figure have when shopping for clothes (not just the dream wedding dress) is that clothes in typical shops don’t seem to be made for their bodies. This leads to leaving stores tired and frustrated! This is not the experience you want to have when shopping for your wedding dress!

So before you start shopping boutiques, do a little research. A quick call to ask what sizes they carry in store and available to order, along with how they handle fittings will save you some frustration of realizing the cute shop you thought you would love only carries sizes up to 10 and calls it good.

Try on sizes known to work well with full-figure body types!

Similar to tip one, the idea here is to set yourself up for finding something you really love minus the frustration of having to kiss too many frogs that just don’t fit.

Below we have three wedding gown styles that are some of our favorites for plus size brides.

Sheath: Sheath wedding gowns are perfect for our plus size brides because they offer simple structure with clean lines.

Drop Waist: This is perfect for the curvy bride that wants to accentuate her shape. This style will offer a clear waistline, while accenting the natural curves of the body.

Mermaid: Mermaid wedding gowns for plus size brides are a dream come true! The mermaid wedding dress will give you a look of long legs, an accentuated waistline, and curves to envy.

Be Sure to Check in for Part Two Coming soon! 

Top 5 Summer Wedding Color Palettes

Bright Blue & Fuchsia

Bright blue and fuchsia are a hot color
combo this summer. It is one of those bold combos that you may worry about becoming tacky, but if you do it right, it can be amazing!! For example, including the soft gold as an accent at this wedding lends a sophistication that might not have been there if they tried to pull in another bright color.
Check out our article “How to go Bold without Falling into Tacky” for more tips to make you bold and bright wedding color dreams come true!

Marigold & Poppy Red

Not only do poppy’s and marigolds make for great summer wedding flowers, but they are shining examples of a perfect wedding color combo! 2018 is all about using nature as inspiration! It’s a great way to pull in warm, rich colors without having to go over the top.
You can definitely expect to see a lot of weddings this summer with similar vibes as this tablescape!
If this wedding style speaks to you, take a look at some of our own rich and warm gold candle holders to build your own poppy and marigold wedding!Wedding Accessories for a Poppy and Marigold Wedding

Navy & Sage

Faux Flower Sola Flower Bouquet Navy Sage and Dusty Slate Blue Bridal Bouquet

One of the airier color combos we are loving this summer, navy and sage make for a wonderfully romantic wedding.

Evergreen and Gold

Gold seems to be a shining star this year and is showing up everywhere. It may have something to do with it’s easy elegance and warmth that can make any wedding feel formal and inviting at the same time. Pair it with greenery and you’ve got yourself a pretty magical wedding color palette!

Rainbow

 Rainbow Weddings of 2018

Claire Macintyre Photography

Rainbow doesn’t have to mean Care Bears and an 8 year old’s birthday party. In fact, in the wedding world it 100% shouldn’t mean that. Instead it can be a warm, vibrant, and fun wedding style that takes your breath away. We’ve been seeing rainbow weddings popping up all over and we LOVE it! Colored glass and candlesticks are some of our favorite wedding accessories to help pull this look off!

How to Go Bold Without Falling into Tacky

There has been a bit of a journey of color over the years in the wedding industry. It seems, though, that every season and every decade, there is a desire to leave behind soft hues and go for something BOLD. We’ve all seen weddings with bright and bold colors that take our breath away, but when someone says they are using a color like orange in their wedding palette, we can’t help but hold are breath hoping it won’t be awful.

Bold colors can be really hard to pull off. turquoise, cobalt blue, fuchsia, orange…all gorgeous colors that done wrong, can make for a very tacky wedding. Below we will go over three simple tips on how to avoid the tacky wedding while embracing the bold!

Tip One: Pair the bold with something taming. 

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Perfect Pick: Look of Love

Perfect Pick: Look of Love

Why We Love It

Spring and Summer brides! Our “The Look of Love” wedding cake topper is the perfect pick for your wedding! We love this simple, and yet romantic, spin on the traditional bride and groom cake topper because it will work with many different wedding themes and styles. The playful pose of this bride and groom fits nicely with a more casual wedding look, but also can be framed nicely by a more formal wedding affair.

About This Cake Topper

You have options to customize the hair color of both the bride and groom, as well as the bride’s shoes and bouquet. The figurine measures at four and a half inches tall. The pose of this wedding cake topper does require that the cake offers the right kind of support, so be sure to consult with your baker to ensure this cake topper will work.

Themes and Styles

This wedding cake topper is traditional enough that it can go with most wedding styles, however it’s unique posing does offer it an edge in the following wedding themes:

  • Spring Fling
  • Sweethearts
  • Boho
  • Romantic
  • Floral
  • Hollywood Romance
  • Summer Love

Where to Get It

You can snag this “Look of Love” cake topper here! You can also find similar cake toppers in our Traditional, Funny, and Vintage Wedding Cake Topper categories.

Shop weddingcollectibles.com for all your premier wedding accessories!

 

 

Review: Wedding Wire’s Color Palette Generator

Picking your wedding colors can be a daunting task, so when we find something that might make that a little bit easier for our brides, we want to share it! Wedding Wire ( an Wedding Planning sight with access to vendors, inspiration, and planning tools) has recently come out with a color palette generator. How exciting is that?

 

How to Use It

The tool is super easy. You start by clicking on if you want spring, summer, fall or winter colors. They even have cute little icons to go with it. With summer coming up, we chose summer.

 

Step two takes you to four primary color options. This is the base or main color for your wedding. Whether you use this tool or not, we recommend choosing a base color and one or two accent colors. This will help you create a cohesive look.

 

After you select your primary color the tool will then prompt you to create an account in order to see your generated color palettes. This is pretty typical of free tools like this and it 100% doesn’t hurt. Your already planning your wedding, might as well get access to other planning tools to help you along the way.

Once you make your account, the tool will take you to six color combo options. This is when you pick your favorite to act as the jumping point for your whole wedding look!

 

We selected the navy, mint, and coral combo. And that’s it. The generator give you the option to print your color palette, but otherwise you’re done! Unless you want to start over and start again!

What We Think About It

The generator is still in it’s beta stage. This is encouraging because while we LOVE the concept and the ease of the tool, but there is something left to be desired in the color options. However, we do believe that even the basic options can be a good launch to hone your vision. Since Wedding Wire also features wedding inspirations, we also think it would be great if they linked in wedding inspirations in your chosen color palette. This way you can see it really come to life. It may be the direction they plan to go, but it does seem like it could be tricky to make a reality.

Overall, we think the tool is a fun idea and are hopeful!

Do you think a Color Palette Generator could be helpful for your wedding planning? 

5 Hot Wedding Colors for 2018

5 Hot Wedding Colors for 2018

Pick Your  Dream Wedding Colors

One of the first items on your to do list for wedding planning is picking your wedding colors. You can’t buy anything, aside from maybe your white wedding dress, until you know the color scheme! You might discover the perfect wedding invite or flowers, but if the color’s don’t work for the whole wedding, it just won’t work. Here are 5 of the hottest wedding colors for 2018!

Orange

Hello ORANGE! Now, a lot of brides may be scared to use a color as bold as the color orange. However, when pulling the color statement from natural floral with lighter colors and neutrals as the back drop, you will be pleasantly surprised.

 

A Dusty Teal Blue

These velvet tablecloths show off exactly why a soft teal blue is hitting high notes this wedding season. Combined with a rose gold and you can’t lose!

Honey

Warm honey hues are perfect for just about any wedding in any season. It is especially nice when paired with a contrasting cool color like the baby blue shown above. It creates a very natural and earthy tone to your wedding even if you are not using natural materials!

Ultra Violet

Violet has been in season in not just wedding, but fashion and home decor. So it is no surprise that it is one of 2018’s hottest wedding colors. Vibrant, electric, and easily edgy!

Metallic Burgundy 

You may be seeing a trend of earthy and jewel like tones in this list. That’s because they are wildly popularity and clearly beautiful. This burgundy wedding cake even has a metallic sheen to it, making it even more spectacular. It’s such a romantic color for your wedding day!

How to Plan Your Wedding Without Stress

Wedding Stress got you down?

Check out Exquisite Bride for more ideas on how to manage stress.

If we are all being honest here, we know that there is a certain level of stress to be expected in planning an event like a wedding. Below are five strategies to help you keep that stress level down, if not get rid of stress entirely!

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Top 5 Fantasy Cake Toppers

Bring Fantasy Cake Toppers to your Enchanted Forest Wedding

Photo Cred: Happy Chantilly

Want to bring a little bit of the fantasy that is in your love story into your wedding? Look no further! Check out our top 5 fantasy cake toppers!

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