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Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017 Collection or You Had Me at Hello

Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses are taking the world of weddings by storm. Let’s cover her 2017 collection, who she designs for, how much do her designs cost and where to buy them.

High low wedding dress Beatrice. Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses collection.

High low wedding dress Beatrice. Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses collection.

Plunging necklines, sensual backs, feminine and perfectly defined lines with an impeccable cut are the trademark of Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses. From the most suggestive and vaporous ones to the elegance of lace, they distill her passion for fashion, quality of design and perfect choice of fabrics.

While her designs are jaw-dropping by anyone’s standard, she perfectly balances glamour with class and “wow” factor. This is perfectly demonstrated by her backless dresses, her flawlessly-placed embellishments and use of lace and a figure-enhancing silhouette. Need we say more?

Are You an Alessandra Rinaudo Bride?

The Alessandra Rinaudo bride is classy, glamorous but above all, she is the protagonist. Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses always highlight the natural beauty of the bride with unique designs and extreme attention to detail.

An Alessandra Rinaudo bride may have a special affinity for backless dresses. Many gowns in the collection let the bride bare skin completely or through open lace patterns.

Any bride will feel chic and romantic when wearing a Rinaudo design brimming with classic Italian style and modern-day elegance.



Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017 Collection

Elegant, classic and beautiful are all words to describe the collection by Italian wedding dress designer Alessandra Rinaudo for the Nicole Spose bridal collection. Modern Wedding called Alessandra’s collection for 2017 a “masterpiece of Italian style and taste, based on elegance, research, and tradition”.

The Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017 collection features her incredibly stunning and surprising backs that have become a trademark detail in her designs as well as those perfectly balanced trains that complement brides’ figures so well.

Princess gowns, her famous mermaid silhouettes can be found adorning the designer’s groundbreaking line. Alessandra’s use of Italian silk, French lace and delicate satins, gives them a soft and romantic feel.

Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo combines fashion, design and luxury in her dress Benedetta from the 2017 collection.

Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo combines fashion, design and luxury in her dress Benedetta from the 2017 collection.

Personality, class and good taste on the collection of Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017. Benedetta (back)

Personality, class and good taste on the collection of Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017. Benedetta (back)




Alessandra Rinaudo Short Wedding Dresses

Short designs can sometimes feel that they are missing the extra “oomph” that long dresses have. This is far from the case with an Alessandra Rinaudo design. What these dresses lack in length they more than make up for in beauty and elegance.

One particularly memorable design from her 2017 collection is a high-low dress like we’ve never seen before. The dress ends right about the knee with a trumpet silhouette that flows into a long, full train in the back. Topped with short capped lace sleeves and bodice makes for a classic dress with a fun twist.

Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017 Photo Gallery

The Details

Of course, your next question is probably how do I get my hands on one of these gorgeous Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses? Find the closest bridal store on her website’s directory. They are all listed!

Her dresses range in price from $2600 to $4900. Not bad, huh? And her masterpieces come in U.S. sizes 2 to 22.

Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017 Second Photo Gallery

Would you like to see more dresses? Then check out this article on Timeless, Elegant and Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Modern Bride or read Will the White Wedding Dress Tradition continue? if you still haven’t decided for color on your wedding gown or not. 😉

Photography Credit: Nicole Spose

Berenice is a chic and elegant mermaid silhouette wedding dress with illusion sleeves and low back. A long train perfect for a ceremony in the South of France.

Berenice is a chic and elegant mermaid silhouette wedding dress with illusion sleeves and low back. A long train perfect for a ceremony in the South of France.

Berenice, one of the elegant mermaid silhouette typical of the Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017 collection, invites us to a wedding by the sea.

Berenice, one of the elegant mermaid silhouette typical of the Alessandra Rinaudo wedding dresses 2017 collection, invites us to a wedding by the sea.

For brides who want to look impeccable and in style on their wedding day. Beryl. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dress.

For brides who want to look impeccable and in style on their wedding day. Beryl. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dress.

Passion and commitment: this is the magic of her work. Bergenia (back) gown from the 2017 Alessandra Rinaudo collection.

Passion and commitment: this is the magic of her work. Bergenia (back) gown from the 2017 Alessandra Rinaudo collection.

Adorable white wedding gown by the Italian designer with cap sleeces and embroidery all over. Bibi. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dresses.

Adorable white wedding gown by the Italian designer with cap sleeces and embroidery all over. Bibi. Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 Collection wedding dresses.

Unique and spectacular wedding dress designs by Alessandra Rinaudo. Bridget.

Unique and spectacular wedding dress designs by Alessandra Rinaudo. Bridget.

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Chic and Elegant Cocktail Dresses for Weddings: This Year’s Latest Styles

We are certain you will fall in love with this collection of chic and elegant cocktail dresses. The latest trends and most adorable ensembles!! 😉

Soft pink ruffled dropwaist high-low hem daytime cocktail dress with side pockets and pullover styling by Anthropologie "Camellia"

Soft pink ruffled dropwaist high-low hem daytime cocktail dress with side pockets and pullover styling by Anthropologie “Camellia”

Are you dreading that upcoming event because you have nothing to wear?  Never fear, ladies! You do not have to dust off that same old dress you wear year after year. We have your rundown of 2017 trends for chic and elegant cocktail dresses.

Long and Short Cocktail Dresses: 2017 Trends

Let’s take a look at what this year has brought to the runway and – hopefully – into our closets!

Long live geometric patterns! They re-define a confident look with exaggerated lines, pleats, drapes and volume. Crop top dresses were all over the runway this year, look for this cutting edge trend in bold prints and vibrant colors.

Metallics like deep blue with iridescent tones and bright colors like pink, bubble gum pink, deep cherry and soft pastel pink!

No matter long or short, the shimmery rose gold continues to dominate the market. Perfect for a variety of skin tones rose golds and blushes can easily balance out boxy geometric patterns.

The ball gown skirt is making a comeback! Many of these full skirt styles are paired with lace or sequined crop tops. The Illusion style is growing more popular by the day. These elegant cocktail dresses feature skin-toned material peeking out of lace or mesh. The backs of these evening dresses feature sheer materials and embellishments such as buttons or jewels.

The sparkle remains prominent as a 2017 trend, so let’s shine ladies! Short evening dresses in geometric patterns have all over beading that creates a shimmer. Long and sheer is popular with sequins tucked under the lace to give the wearer a soft glow. Minis are out. Those feeling a little more daring and futuristic can opt for sheath dresses covered in sequins or satiny metallic material.



Elegant cocktail dresses by Georges Hobeika Spring 2017 Couture | Lanvin 2017 RTW | Marchesa 2017 collection.

Elegant cocktail dresses by Georges Hobeika Spring 2017 Couture | Lanvin 2017 RTW | Marchesa 2017 collection.

Beautiful flowing cocktail dress in bonded crepe from the Peter Langner evening spring summer 2017 collection,

Beautiful flowing cocktail dress in bonded crepe from the Peter Langner evening spring summer 2017 collection.

For a very formal affair consider a geometrically shaped pink dress with a black sash belt like this evening gown by Peter Langner, Spring/Summer 2017 Collection.

For a very formal affair consider a geometrically shaped pink dress with a black sash belt like this evening gown by Peter Langner, Spring/Summer 2017 Collection.

Dreamy! Sleeveless scoop neck and sheer sheath evening dress by Berta 2017 RTW.

Dreamy! Sleeveless scoop neck and sheer sheath evening dress by Berta 2017 RTW.

Plus Sized Cocktail Dresses for Weddings: Les Chic Evening Gowns

Designers are getting it right for the plus sized cocktail dress in 2017. Full skirts are knee length or shorter and have waistlines that flatter your curves. Many evening dresses feature belts or draping in the “right” places.

We absolutely adore geometric patterns as they help draw attention to them and disguise a few problem areas. The illusion lace and mesh styles meet flowy features such as ruffles, bustiers, and empire waists allowing you to play with lines where you need them most.

Remember to leverage the little black dress. It will never go out of fashion and every woman must own at least one LBD dress. Ideally you should have several of these elegant cocktail dresses with different cuts and details. This season, the little black dress is recommended to us by many designers such as Dolce & Gabbana, Marchesa, and Osman.

This black illusion neckline evening dress has sheer beaded sleeves. The skirt on this plus size formal gown is flowing and elegant. Darius Couture USA. Photo by Daniele Venturelli/amfAR15.

This black illusion neckline evening dress has sheer beaded sleeves. The skirt on this plus size formal gown is flowing and elegant. Darius Couture USA. Photo by Daniele Venturelli/amfAR15.

Adorable plus size two piece satin ball gown dress by David's Bridal. Great for both daytime or evening functions.

Adorable plus size two piece satin ball gown dress by David’s Bridal. Great for both daytime or evening functions.

Floral patterns are so in for spring! What we love most about this little black dress is how it is dressy, yet casual enough for almost any occasion! A Night To Remember Dress by Perfectly Priscilla Boutique.

Floral patterns are so in for spring! What we love most about this little black dress is how it is dressy, yet casual enough for almost any occasion! A Night To Remember Dress by Perfectly Priscilla Boutique.




Stunningly chic plus size cocktail dress with a crochet trim cold-shoulder by global fashion.

Stunningly chic plus size cocktail dress with a crochet trim cold-shoulder by global fashion.

Elegant Cocktail Dresses with Sleeves: Our Favorites!

This year’s statement sleeves and oversized shoulders definitely stole our hearts. Look ultra chic in elegant cocktail dresses with sleeves. This year’s trends are showing long sleeves for both long and short cocktail dresses and crop top dresses with sleeves are all over the runway.

Other popular options for dresses with sleeves are peasant style sleeves, shoulder cut-outs or three-quarter length sleeves. Choose yours from the many dresses with illusion designs have sheer lace or mesh sleeves.

Love the neck and sleeves on this simple yet elegant cocktail dress! La Petite Robe by Chiara Boni Spring 2017 Ready To Wear.

Love the neck and sleeves on this simple yet elegant cocktail dress! La Petite Robe by Chiara Boni Spring 2017 Ready To Wear.

Relaxed fit matte sequin dress with three quarter sleeves and a low back by Luna B.

Relaxed fit matte sequin dress with three quarter sleeves and a low back by Luna B.

The little black dress will never go out of fashion. Check out these embellished and elegant cocktail dresses by Berta Ready To Wear Fall 2017 collection!

The little black dress will never go out of fashion. Check out these embellished and elegant cocktail dresses by Berta Ready To Wear Fall 2017 collection!

Chic and Elegant Cocktail Dresses for Wedding Inspiration Photo Gallery

  • Absolutely breathtaking and elegant black dress by Romona Keveza.

    Absolutely breathtaking and elegant black dress by Romona Keveza.
  • Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Romona Keveza.

    There's beauty in the simplicity of the lines of this little black dress that leaves us breathless Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Romona Keveza.
  • Out of the 2017 Ready-to-Wear Cushnie et Ochs runway!

    Out of the 2017 Ready-to-Wear Cushnie et Ochs runway a little black dress that will definitely leave a lasting impression.
  • Embellished evening gown from the fall 2017 RTW Badgley Mischka collection,

    Embellished evening gown from the fall 2017 RTW Badgley Mischka collection,
  • Georges Hobeika 2017 collection.

    Delicate and elegant embroidered dress with ball gown skirt by Georges Hobeika 2017 collection.
  • Stunning evening gown from the pre-fall 2017 Marchesa collection.

    Raspberry pink and 3-D embroidered roses on this stunning evening gown from the pre-fall 2017 Marchesa collection.
  • Fall 2017 RTW collection by Pamella Roland.

    Shimmer sheer and shimply fabulous from the fall 2017 RTW collection by Pamella Roland.

Navy blue sheath dress by Carolina Herrera | Bright yeallow and pink Edward Arsouni | Balmain Pre-fall 2017.

Navy blue sheath dress by Carolina Herrera | Bright yeallow and pink Edward Arsouni | Balmain Pre-fall 2017.

We hope you enjoyed our picks of chic and elegant cocktail dresses for weddings and that this adorable collection has helped you choose your next evening dress!

Geometry is art in this Romona Keveža Spring Summer 2017 mullet-style little black dress.

Geometry is art in this Romona Keveža Spring Summer 2017 mullet-style little black dress.

From the Spring 2017 collections by Marchesa, Tony Ward and Zac Posen, a trio of elegant cocktail dresses for wedding to shine through the night.

From the Spring 2017 collections by Marchesa, Tony Ward and Zac Posen, a trio of elegant cocktail dresses for wedding to shine through the night.

Formal plus-size floor-length evening dress with embellished v-neck, bodice and three-quarter length sleeves by Simply Dresses.

Formal plus-size floor-length evening dress with embellished v-neck, bodice and three-quarter length sleeves by Simply Dresses.

Chic and sexy Elisabetta Franchi Spring 2017 RTW evening gown.

Chic and sexy Elisabetta Franchi Spring 2017 RTW evening gown.

Show off your wispy figure with a short black chiffon Halter evening gown. Created by Luulia.

Show off your wispy figure with a short black chiffon Halter evening gown. Created by Luulia.

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Timeless, Elegant and Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Modern Bride

Sexy wedding dresses are a synonym of beauty, elegance plus a touch of dare. Look stunningly attractive by baring just a little bit of skin with one of these gorgeous sexy wedding gowns!

What’s more sexy and romantic than a long sleeved vintage lace wedding dress? By Sortra.

What’s more sexy and romantic than a long sleeved vintage lace wedding dress? By Sortra.

Picking the right amount of sexy on a wedding dress can be tricky. You want to feel attractive and confident. But you also want to be able to look at your grandparents in the eye without immediately running for the nearest closet.

We’ve rounded up a collection of sexy wedding dresses by some of the top bridal gown designers by body area that bare a little or a lot! There are many styles of sexy wedding dresses to choose from that will help you achieve that perfect mix of elegant and alluring, but it will always boil down to what feels right for you. We hope these glorious gowns will help you nail your perfect (and scintillating) bridal look.

Elegant & Backless Sexy Wedding Dresses

Nothing makes a statement like a wedding dress with an open back. While having a gown with a plunging neckline may be a little too bold for some brides, a backless dress will offer the perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated. And backless sexy dresses paired up with a trumpet skirts are perfect for the bride who is willing to flaunt what her momma gave her. For a more casual, romantic and wistful look, backless gowns can be accompanied with a fuller skirt. Whichever way they choose to go, brides are sure to leave a lasting impression on their grooms with one of these elegant and seductive backless wedding dresses.



Galia Lahav "Gala" 2017 bridal. Sleeveless deep plunging V-neck fully embellished with elegant, sexy backless lace fit and flare sheath wedding dress with chapel train.

Galia Lahav “Gala” 2017 bridal. Sleeveless deep plunging V-neck fully embellished with elegant, sexy backless lace fit and flare sheath wedding dress with chapel train.

Bows, bows, and more bows!

Bows, bows, and more bows!

From the Berta Bridal fall 2017 collection let's admire this sexy and elegant long sleeved illusion jewel neckline embellished lace fit and flare wedding dress with a low back chapel train.

From the Berta Bridal fall 2017 collection let’s admire this sexy and elegant long sleeved illusion jewel neckline embellished lace fit and flare wedding dress with a low back chapel train.

Sexy backless lace bridal gown.

Sexy backless lace bridal gown.

Sexy wedding dresses by Galia Lahav Spring 2017 Collection: Le Secret Royal.

Sexy wedding dresses by Galia Lahav Spring 2017 Collection: Le Secret Royal.

Vintage Lace Wedding Gowns: Ethereal and Alluring

Who ever said lace couldn’t be sexy? These vintage-inspired creations are nothing like those lace dresses your grandma used to wear back in the day. Lace can be used to strategically cover (or to show) parts of your body. June brides that would rather not show off their arms, could consider a long sleeved lace wedding dress, light and airy. If you are shy about showing off some bare skin, allow lace to barely cover it and still tap into your inner sexy bride. If you are not, use and abuse lace to highlight your figure while surrounded in one of the most romantic and alluring of fabrics. 😉

Pair up a sheer lace top with a ball gown skirt for a sexy and, at the same time, demure bridal look. Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017.

Pair up a sheer lace top with a ball gown skirt for a sexy and, at the same time, demure bridal look. Alessandra Rinaudo Wedding Dresses 2017.




Milla Nova Bridal 2017 Wedding Dresses "Dina".

Milla Nova Bridal 2017 Wedding Dresses “Dina”.

Glamorous and sexy wedding dresses by Idan Cohen 2017 bridal collection.

Glamorous and sexy wedding dresses by Idan Cohen 2017 bridal collection.

Vintage dress with an illusion buttoned up back by Jasmine Bridal Couture Spring 2017.

Vintage dress with an illusion buttoned up back by Jasmine Bridal Couture Spring 2017.

Luxury, lace, and sexiness on Berta Bridal wedding dresses.

Luxury, lace, and sexiness on Berta Bridal wedding dresses.

Limor rosen 2017 bridal. Off the shoulder, sweetheart neckline, heavily embellished lace bodice with a sexy side split A-line wedding dress.

Limor rosen 2017 bridal. Off the shoulder, sweetheart neckline, heavily embellished lace bodice with a sexy side split A-line wedding dress.

For the Center-Stage Brides: Sexy Wedding Dresses with Lots of Bling

A little bling never hurt anyone. Strategically placed bling can allow brides to emphasize their best, ahem, assets. It’s your wedding day, after all. All eyes should be on you when you walk down that aisle and later as you dance the night away. Even if you’ve always considered yourself to be reserved in the fashion department, a sexy wedding dress with a some Swarovski crystals or a beaded bodice can make you feel like the sexy princess you are. Check out David Tutera’s 2017 collection and you’ll see what we mean. You are free to go overboard and daring as well if you like. Like we said earlier. It’s your day after all!

Sexy wedding dresses with bling. A creation by Berta Bridal worn perfectly by model and jewelry designer Magdalena Frackowiak.

Sexy wedding dresses with bling. A creation by Berta Bridal worn perfectly by model and jewelry designer Magdalena Frackowiak.

Make a statement with your back on your big day as you walk down the aisle by Jenny Packham.

Make a statement with your back on your big day as you walk down the aisle by Jenny Packham.

A delicate trumpet wedding gown with a little bling is a sexy choice for a bride looking to show off her figure on her wedding day.

A delicate trumpet wedding gown with a little bling is a sexy choice for a bride looking to show off her figure on her wedding day.

Low back with embellished criss-crossed straps.

Low back with embellished criss-crossed straps.

Sexy and demure creation by Paolo Sebastian couture.

Sexy and demure creation by Paolo Sebastian couture.

Check out this amazing article about the white wedding dress tradition!!

Romantic and Sexy Wedding Dresses

For the understated sexy bride, classically romantic wedding dresses may be the perfect look for your perfect day. Sweetheart necklines are perfect for brides that want to show a little cleavage. A strapless wedding dress showing off your arms and shoulders is a sexy way to show skin. There is no need to overemphasize your curves. Even showing a little skin can make you feel sexy and confident on your big day. Two of our favorites wedding gown designers, Maggie Sottero and Morilee by Madeline Gardner have mastered the art of the romantic and sexy wedding dresses for their 2017 gown collections.

Amelia Sposa, has taken the wedding world by storm with its bridal fashion filled with romantic lace and bits of vintage loveliness.

Amelia Sposa, has taken the wedding world by storm with its bridal fashion filled with romantic lace and bits of vintage loveliness.

Romantic and sexy bridal strapless a line wedding dress with an embroidered bodice, tulle skirt and chapel train by Galia Lahav 2017.

Romantic and sexy bridal strapless a line wedding dress with an embroidered bodice, tulle skirt and chapel train by Galia Lahav 2017.

Romantic and sexy wedding dresses for gorgeous garden weddings.

Romantic and sexy wedding dresses for gorgeous garden weddings.

Wedding dress by Sophia Tolli Spring 2017 Bridal Collection.

Wedding dress by Sophia Tolli Spring 2017 Bridal Collection.

Stunningly beautiful backless dress with a cathedral train by Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo from her 2017 bridal collection.

Stunningly beautiful backless dress with a cathedral train by Italian designer Alessandra Rinaudo from her 2017 bridal collection.

Plus Sized Sexy Wedding Dresses for the Modern & Curvy Bride

Most plus size brides’ initial thoughts are to cover up any areas of their body they do not feel comfortable with. It’s important for modern curvy brides to remember that their bodies are beautiful and enticing. Elegant sexiness can be achieved by picking the part of your body you are most proud of and highlighting it in a classy way. If you have great cleavage, try out a high waistline and low neckline dress. If your bum is your pride and joy, consider a mermaid or trumpet skirt. Check out these deliciously sexy wedding dresses we handpicked for plus-sized brides! It’s your day after all, and the more confident you feel, the sexier your light will shine.

Love the Julietta collection by Mori Lee for the plus size bride!

Love the Julietta collection by Mori Lee for the plus size bride!

A classy and sexy lace creation for the plus size bride. By David Tutera for David's Bridal Spring Collection.

A classy and sexy lace creation for the plus size bride. By David Tutera for David’s Bridal Spring Collection.

Gorgeous classy and sexy plus sized bride goes to show you how you can show off your curves and look radiant on your wedding day

Gorgeous classy and sexy plus sized bride goes to show you how you can show off your curves and look radiant on your wedding day.

Sexy Wedding Dresses Sizzling Photo Gallery!

  • Delicate lace bodice dress by Julie Vino.

    Delicate lace bodice dress by Julie Vino.
  • Sexy lace ball gown.

    Dramatic and sexy sweetheart lace with embellished crystals ball gown.
  • Dreamy and romantic wedding dress from Riki Dalal

    Dreamy and romantic wedding dress from Riki Dalal's 'Mayfair Collection' for fall and winter 2017.
  • 2017 Milla Nova Bridal Collection

    Elegant and sexy wedding dresses from the 2017 Milla Nova Bridal Collection.
  • Eddy K Couture 2017 sexy wedding dress

    Feel free to cover yourself in bling with this Eddy K Couture 2017 sexy wedding dress.
  • 2017 bridal collection by Julie Vino

    From the Napoli fall 2017 bridal collection by Julie Vino. An elegant and sexy long sleeve deep plunging back sheath wedding dress with low back chapel train. Wow! That's a mouthful!
  • A-line ruched lace up sexy wedding gown.

    Ivory sweetheart plus size satin A-line ruched lace up sexy wedding gown.
  • Sexy V-neck from Morilee by Madeline Gardner

    Modern sheath wedding dress that hugs your curves with a sexy V-neck from Morilee by Madeline Gardner.
  • Perfect for a beach wedding.

    Sexy wedding dresses: backless with criss cross straps, pleated trumpet skirt by Gardeniadh. Perfect for a beach wedding.
  • Sheer illusion lace sleeves were spotted on the Reem Acra runway

    Sheer illusion lace sleeves were spotted on the Reem Acra runway. Photography: MCV photo.
This sexy Boho gown has an illusion crew neck with sexy, lace, deep V-neck that meets at a natural waist with satin tie. The back is also illusion framed in lace.

This sexy Boho gown has an illusion crew neck with sexy, lace, deep V-neck that meets at a natural waist with satin tie. The back is also illusion framed in lace.

The epithome of sexy wedding dresses come from the sposa group australia. Lace backless heart shaped bodice and trumpet figure.

The epithome of sexy wedding dresses come from the sposa group australia. Lace backless heart shaped bodice and trumpet figure.

We hope you enjoyed our round-up of sexy wedding dresses. Most of the photos are designer gowns and you can visit their sites directly to inquire about their prices and availability. And don’t forget to visit our new Shop! We will be adding more products and Vendors soon!! 🙂

Grace your vintage wedding with elegant and sexy wedding dresses in lace chiffon and long sleeves.

Grace your vintage wedding with elegant and sexy wedding dresses in lace chiffon and long sleeves.

Sexy wedding dresses with illusion sleeves and pluging necklines.

Sexy wedding dresses with illusion sleeves and pluging necklines.

Tony Chaaya bridal.

Tony Chaaya bridal.

For the most daring brides an Elie Saab Spring 2017 dress.

For the most daring brides an Elie Saab Spring 2017 dress.

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Photo Credits: Hi Miss Puff, weddinginspirasi, DHGate, The Knot

How Not Having a Wedding Planning Timeline Makes You a Rookie

What would brides do without a wedding planning timeline and a checklist of all that needs to be done to organize a wedding? Arm yourself with these lists and plan away!

Ecaille hair. Make hair and makeup appointments.

Ecaille hair. Make hair and makeup appointments.

Congratulations, you’ve set your wedding date! Now, what? Planning a wedding is not a task for the faint of heart. After all, it is a big event. So, unless you can afford to hire a wedding planner, organizing the whole shindig will fall completely on your shoulders. Do not despair, though! We are here to support you and remind you of details you may not have thought of with a wedding planning timeline we put together just for you!

Not all couples plan their wedding within the same timeframe. Although most of them fall in the 16-month, 12-month and 6-month wedding planning timeline. Therefore, we compiled wedding planning checklist for all of these timelines. If your wedding is, say, 8.5 months away, you may need to merge a few tasks into a shorter timeframe to come up with your very own planning checklist! 😉

Breaking your wedding planning down into concrete deadlines will help you make important decisions in time to ensure everything gets done on time and with minimal pre-wedding stress! Find out what needs to be done and when depending on how much time you have before the big day!!

The 16-Month Wedding Planning Timeline: Taking it Easy

Sixteen months sounds like plenty of time to plan everything, but you won’t want to waste any time getting organized, as venues, caterers, DJs, and photographers book well in advance. The first thing you will want to do is to start a wedding binder. Then follow the yellow brick road outlined on this 16-month wedding planning timeline and hit your deliverables like the best of planners!

The most complete wedding planning timeline ever! Photography: Sara Winward.

The most complete wedding planning timeline ever! Photography: Sara Winward.

16-months before the wedding

  • Announce your engagement.
  • Discuss your wedding ideas.
  • Decide on the wedding budget. Who’s paying for the wedding? Find out exactly what you have to work with before you start looking at venues and vendors.
  • Start saving for the big day.
  • Start a fitness plan if you intend to lose weight.
  • Set a date.
  • Start a wedding file.
  • Look at venues.
  • Hire a wedding consultant or day of coordinator.
  • Select ceremony location.
  • Start compiling names and addresses for the guest list. Having a rough idea of how many people to expect is critical when choosing a venue.
  • Insure the engagement ring.
  • Take engagement photos.
Prepare and send out your Save-The-Dates.

Prepare and send out your Save-The-Dates.

12-months before the wedding

  • Book your venue.
  • Pick your wedding theme, colors and style.
  • Hire a photographer and videographer.
  • Send out your Save-The-Dates.
  • Decide who will be in your wedding party. Maid of Honor, bridesmaids, best man and groomsmen.
  • Look at dresses with your bridesmaids.
  • Discuss initial wedding ideas.
  • Sign up for wedding registry. If you haven’t already had an engagement party, now’s the time.
  • Finalize guest list.
  • List family traditions to incorporate.
  • Book officiant.
  • Make wedding map.
Light grey and green wedding ceremony decoration ideas.

Light grey and green wedding ceremony decoration ideas.

Check out How To Choose Your Wedding Style: What To Take Into Account

At 9 months out

  • Order wedding invitations & on the day stationery.
  • Find a caterer, if your venue doesn’t offer one.
  • Book the caterer, florist, transport and band/DJ.
  • Order your wedding dress. One year out allows ample time for fittings and alterations.
  • Order the wedding cake.
  • Book your honeymoon.
  • Decide on bridesmaid’s dresses.
  • Find and order veil.
  • Find shoes for bride and bridesmaids.
  • Create a wedding website.
  • Consider other entertainment options. Go and see them perform. Book them.
Vintage snowflake diamond ring to show off at your engagement party.

Vintage snowflake diamond ring to show off at your engagement party.

6-months before the wedding

  • Mail out your wedding invitations and RSVP’s.
  • Buy the wedding party attire.
  • Have a wedding dress fitting. select your readings for on the day.
  • Visit physician.
  • Select tuxedos.
  • Arrange for rental items (linens, tables, etc.) if needed.
  • Discuss menu options with caterer. order alcohol.
  • Find wedding night lingerie & garter.
  • Finalize ceremony in writing with the wedding officiant.
  • Confirm delivery details with wedding dessert provider.
  • Finalize wedding decor, backdrops and photobooths.
What would brides do without a wedding planning timeline and a checklist of all that needs to be done to organize a wedding?

What would brides do without a wedding planning timeline and a checklist of all that needs to be done to organize a wedding? Rustic Wedding Guest Book. Rustic boutonniere. Wedding Table Numbers.

At three months out

  • Confirm wording for all on the day stationery.
  • Buy the wedding rings and favors.
  • Create a seating table plan.
  • Think about your table decorations.
  • Arrange transportation/limousine service.
  • Begin any necessary counseling with wedding officiant.
  • Purchase the wedding guestbook, cake knife, cake stand, cake topper.
  • Assemble welcome bags.
Have you just started to plan your wedding? Begin looking at wedding gowns asap!

Have you just started to plan your wedding? Begin looking at wedding gowns asap!

Two months before the wedding

  • Reserve a block of hotel rooms or other accommodations for out of town guests.
  • Finalize the seating and order the table plan.
  • Order you thank you cards.
  • Confirm the menu with your caterer.
  • Confirm with the registrar.
  • Choose your music for the day.
  • Buy gifts for all the wedding party members.
  • Select a location for rehearsal dinner.
  • Confirm with formal wear shop.
  • Schedule alterations.
  • Schedule fittings for the bridesmaids and flower girl.
  • Order address labels with couple’s new names and new address for thank you cards.
  • Confirm order with the florist.
  • Apply for marriage license after the 90 day mark.
  • Decide on centerpieces and bouquets.
  • Pick your wedding arch, if you choose to have one.
  • Buy shoes for groom and groomsmen.
  • Meet with venue to finalize details.




Rose gold glitter printable wedding invitation & RSVP.

Rose gold glitter printable wedding invitation & RSVP by GlamPrettyWeddings.

One month before the big day

  • Copy supplier contracts and give them to the venue.
  • Have your bachelorette and bachelor parties.
  • Final dress fitting.
  • Indulge in a few spa treatments.
  • Design wedding programs.
  • Choose all wedding accessories.
  • Get hair (get final haircuts) and makeup done and have formal bridal portraits done.
  • Discuss and finalize details with wedding service providers.
  • Write ceremony vows.
  • Prepare toasts.
  • Create place settings.
  • Find something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.
Wedding planning timeline: At nine months out, order your wedding cake. De la Creme Creative Studio.

Wedding planning timeline: At nine months out, order your wedding cake. De la Creme Creative Studio.

Two weeks before the wedding planning timeline

  • Pack honeymoon clothes, buy sunscreen etc.
  • Relax with your fiancé.
  • Call any non rsvp guests.
  • Give caterer finalized head count.
  • Pick up your marriage license.
  • Give the DJ or band a list of songs.
  • Confirm rehearsal plans.
  • Obtain any legal information.
  • Complete floor and seating plan.
  • Confirm all rental and floral delivery dates and times.
  • Confirm arrival time for all attendants.
  • Check parking arrangements.
  • Confirm final payment with all vendors.
  • Put together tip envelopes and designate someone to hand them out.
  • Break in the wedding shoes.
Gorgeous bridesmaids robes.

Gorgeous bridesmaids robes. Check them out here!

1 week to go! Here’s the checklist!

  • Final honeymoon checks such as flights and gather all necessary documents for travel.
  • Re-confirm numbers with venue/caterer.
  • Hold a wedding rehearsal at the venue.
  • Arrange delivery times for florist and cake, etc.
  • Make any last minute seating arrangements/adjustments.
  • Organize wedding attire.
  • Confirm reservations for out of town guests.
  • Pick up formalwear.
  • Delegate tasks to the wedding party.

Read more: How to seat guests at your wedding for a lively celebration

The day before the wedding! Wow!

  • Get a manicure/pedicure with your maids.
  • Have your luggage ready at the hotel/venue.
  • Relax and don’t drink too much champagne.
  • Go through the things to do and make sure all bases are covered.
  • Park wedding-day emergency kit.
  • Give the rings to the best man.
  • Make sure all wedding accessories and decor have been dropped off.
  • Clean the engagement ring.
  • Have a good night’s sleep.
Love the gypsophila down the aisle and the white rose petals.

Love the gypsophila down the aisle and the white rose petals.

On the wedding day

  • Eat something – avoid sugars, salt and caffeine. The last thing you want is to be bloated or jittery.
  • Get hair and makeup done.
  • Have someone check the reception site.
  • Dress for the wedding.
  • Have candid photos taken with family.
  • Get married!

After the Honeymoon (it’s not over yet!)

  • Have your wedding gown and bouquet preserved.
  • Write thank you notes.
  • Change your name, if you so desire.
  • Check on outstanding registry items.
Order your wedding dress at least 9 months out. One year out allows ample time for fittings and alterations. Seriously stunning wedding dresses Aire Barcelona.

Order your wedding dress at least 9 months out. One year out allows ample time for fittings and alterations. Seriously stunning wedding dresses Aire Barcelona.

How to Prepare a 12-month Wedding Planning Checklist

To help get your wedding planning organized, develop a 12-month wedding planning checklist by adding the 16-months tasks to the 12-months one. This will comprise everything you need to plan your wedding. These no-nonsense tips will help you organize your wedding like a pro.

Remember that if you’re set on a particular date, you may need to be flexible with your venue. If you know exactly where you want to get married, you might have to pick from the dates they have available. Decide if the ceremony and reception will be at the same location or if you need to secure two different venues.

Don’t forget to dream about your honeymoon and apply for or renew passports if needed!

6-months before the wedding mail out your wedding invitations and RSVPs. Eco Kraft pocket fold floral antler wedding invitation.

6-months before the wedding mail out your wedding invitations and RSVPs. Eco Kraft pocket fold floral antler wedding invitation.

The 6-Month Wedding Planning Timeline

If you only have 6 months or less to plan your wedding, consider having a Las Vegas wedding or an adorable civil ceremony followed by the coolest of brunch weddings! Or even the latest trend, skipping the whole thing and elope!

Add some lavender confetti cones to your wedding planning checklist if you are hosting a French style wedding.

Add some lavender confetti cones to your wedding planning checklist if you are hosting a French style wedding.

But if you still want to have it all, you’ll have to work extra hard but you can do it. Here’s a 6-month wedding planning timeline for you to download!

Original beach wedding cake by CakesDecor.

Original beach wedding cake by CakesDecor.

With careful planning in the months leading up to the ceremony, you’ll be able to get hitched without a hitch!

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13 Etsy Wedding Dress Stores Whose Gowns We Fell In Love With (Dreamy!)

Browsing through Etsy wedding dress stores can be pretty overwhelming. So, here’s our selection to help you choose the gown of your dreams. At the end of the article, there are some good tips for shopping for your dress online.

Our favorite Etsy wedding dress stores! Knee-length bateau neck ball gown dress in satin and tulle.

Our favorite Etsy wedding dress stores!
Knee-length bateau neck ball gown dress in satin and tulle by Lace Wedding Bridal.

Many brides are looking to buy their wedding dress online. Some are looking to save on the dress, some are tired of trying out dresses at bridal stores and prefer to shop from the comfort of their own homes and some just fell in love with a dress that is only offered online!

That’s why we put together a list of 13 Etsy wedding dress stores whose dresses have stolen our hearts. We hope they will do the same for you!

Vintage, Romantic and Unforgettable Etsy Wedding Dress Stores

If you are seeking the warmth of the past, nothing better than these Etsy wedding dress stores. Their gown selection is definitely romantic, vintage and retro but never old. Here you will find a variety of styles, from long sheath gowns to dresses with embroidery that will take your breath away. You can also find very fresh and romantic wedding dresses. Visit their stores for more dresses and pricing!

 



 

French Knot Couture

These designers from Seattle, WA have one of the most heart-stealing and affordable collections of wedding dresses we have found on Etsy. Colleen and Dorothy’s gowns range from the ultra classy to the airy, fresh and romantic princess dresses. That is why they are also featured on our Vendor List.

Romantic floral wedding dress in silk and cotton. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Romantic floral wedding dress in silk and cotton by Etsy store French Knot Couture. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Vintage inspired backless wedding dress in ivory or white. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Vintage inspired backless wedding dress in ivory or white. Suzanne Rothmeyer Photography.

Elegant vintage art deco inspired bias crepe dress for a Gatsby wedding.

Elegant vintage art deco inspired bias crepe dress for a Gatsby wedding.

 




 

La Chic Femme

This store at Oceanside, California has shabby chic and vintage dresses at really affordable prices. This is not vintage-inspired. It’s the real thing. Their creations are made from original vintage pieces or the original dress and therefore you may not find the same pieces all the time. Let’s hope you get lucky and find what you dream of! Check out their store!

Love the detail on the back of this vintage satin wedding dress with veil. Gorgeous!

Love the detail on the back of this vintage satin wedding dress with veil by LaChicFemme.

Marie Design MD

Handmade, adapted, re-purposed, original and unique wedding dresses for the ecological and shabby chic bride. Marie Bonner is extremely creative and from her store in Shell Knob, Missouri, she tries to reduce waste by making these absolutely stunning pieces for unique brides.

Ivory, brown and white romantic victorian, woodland, rustic bridal gown.

Ivory, brown and white romantic victorian, woodland, rustic bridal gown by Marie Design MD.

Dusky pink and ivory shabby chic, woodland wedding dress. Handmade, adapted, re-purposed, original and unique wedding dresses for the ecological and shabby chic bride.

Dusky pink and ivory shabby chic, woodland wedding dress.

Etsy Wedding Dress Stores Filled with Boho Love

Grace Loves Lace

All the way from down under (yes, Queensland, Australia) this bridal atelier makes us dream of forests, nature and scenic beaches. Their dresses are effortless, comfortable and gorgeous.

Etsy wedding dress stores filled with boho love: Waited lace wedding dress.

Waited lace wedding dress.

Boho & romantic lace wedding gown.

Boho & romantic lace wedding gown.

Mila Mira Bridal

Imagine you in a dress born in Saint Petersburg, Russia’s cultural center, looking at the Baltic Sea and close to Kandinsky masterpiece paintings. These gorgeous boho wedding dresses speak of ballet and rustic surroundings. An unbeatable combination that stole our hearts. Visit their store! Ksenia Milushkina Photography.

Elegant and modern boho wedding dress. Swoon!

Elegant and modern boho wedding dress. Swoon!

Beach wedding dress in chiffon by Mila Mira Bridal.

Beach wedding dress in chiffon by Mila Mira Bridal.

Romantic long chiffon wedding gown with lace and train. I'm in love!

Romantic long chiffon wedding gown with lace and train.

Likhomanova Couture

Barcelona in Spain is the home of some of the most important wedding gown designers in the world. After all, Pronovias, Rosa Clará, Yola Cris, Aire Barcelona, and our dear Jesus Peiró (check out their exclusive interview with us). We adored Likhomanova Couture because they are constantly inspired by their surroundings and their prices are worth checking out, twice!!! 😉

Mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Backless mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Backless mermaid lace wedding dress with short sleeves.

Dreamy, isn't it? Custom made beach bridal gown by Likhomanova Couture.

Dreamy, isn’t it? Custom made beach bridal gown by Likhomanova Couture.

Etsy Wedding Stores for the Classic Bride: Timeless Elegance!

Melissa’s Bridal

Absolutely unforgettable classic and modern wedding gown designs for the sophisticated bride. Melissa and her husband’ atelier is located in León, Mexico where they create these magnificent and timeless pieces at quite an affordable price. Visit their Etsy bridal gowns’ store! (Unfortunately they closed their store but we will find one to replace it soon!) 🙂

Simple boho lace wedding dress. Etsy wedding stores for the classic bride: timeless elegance!

Simple boho lace wedding dress.

Romantic chiffon wedding dress, Bohemian style. Adorable!

Romantic chiffon wedding dress, Bohemian style. Adorable!

Casual short lace wedding dress with sleeves.

Casual short lace wedding dress with sleeves.

 

Saint Isabel

You have to see the lovely silk and lace wedding dresses embellished with beading and romantic touches. Perfect for timeless bohemian brides that long for wedding dresses that radiate elegant simplicity. Saint Isabel started in 2012 with mostly silk wedding dress but has since moved to include a variety of fabrics to fit their vision of the perfect, uncomplicated bridal dress. Even though they are located in Austin, Texas, they sell exclusively online.

Classic and timeless venice lace & silk wedding gown.

Classic and timeless venice lace & silk wedding gown.

The back of this dress is absolutely stunning! Venice lace & silk wedding dress.

The back of this dress is absolutely stunning! Venice lace & silk wedding dress.

Etsy Wedding Dress Stores to Glam it up!

Lioness & Lioness

This Etsy wedding dress store will make your glam vision come true. We have only seen positive reviews and the atelier owners are extremely careful about getting your measurements right as they even send you to your nearby taylor to have you measured! We picked a couple of them but if you are going glam and sexy, you have to check Lioness & Lioness up!

Sexy lace backless wedding dress. Love the details!

Sexy lace backless wedding dress. Love the details!

You would never guess this is a 2 in 1 detachable wedding gown! A glam dream come true. Mermaid and short wedding dress.

You would never guess this is a 2 in 1 detachable wedding gown! A glam dream come true. Mermaid and short wedding dress.

I Do Couture Bridal

Are you looking for a designer gown but do not have the budget? This Etsy wedding dress store from Dallas, TX, will custom make it for you! Check out this copy of a Berta Bridal dress. Swoon!! (Visit them here!)

Berta Bridal inspired custom made bridal gown.

Berta Bridal inspired custom made bridal gown.

Unique hi-low rose organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline.

Unique hi-low rose organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline.

Etsy Wedding Dress Stores for Modern Brides or Civil Ceremonies

Iselle Bridal Studio

An adorable collection of short wedding dresses from this San Diego, CA bridal atelier. Flirty, enchanting and plain romantic in bridal satin, lace and tulle. Check them out!

Enchanting detachable long tulle skirt 2-piece wedding dresses.

Enchanting detachable long tulle skirt 2-piece wedding dresses.

An adorable collection of short wedding dresses: 2 in 1 bridal gowns!

An adorable collection of short wedding dresses: 2 in 1 bridal gowns!

Fun and fitted lace mini ivory wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Fun and fitted lace mini ivory wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline.

Modern and chic short wedding dress with straps for the reception or a garden wedding.

Modern and chic short wedding dress with straps for the reception or a garden wedding.

Wardrobe By Dulcinea

A collection of romantic separates in satin, cotton netting, tulle, lace and embroidery for your special day. Extremely affordable and they don’t have to stay in your closet forever! Hope you love them as much as we do. Visit their Etsy store here.

Dreamy tulle and lace rustic and romantic long sleeved wedding dress.

Dreamy tulle and lace rustic and romantic long sleeved wedding dress.

A collection of romantic separates in satin, cotton netting, tulle, lace and embroidery for your special day.

A collection of romantic separates in satin, cotton netting, tulle, lace and embroidery for your special day.

Bohemian lace and tulle flyaway bridal skirt.

Bohemian lace and tulle flyaway bridal skirt.

Lace Wedding Bridal

For the budget conscious brides, we found this Etsy wedding dress store located in China with really great reviews and simple wedding gowns. See all their dresses!

Sheath column sweep brush train chiffon lace wedding dress.

Sheath column sweep brush train chiffon lace wedding dress.

Short A-Line detachable train custom made bridal gown.

Short A-Line detachable train custom made bridal gown.

Side-draped fit and flare sheath wedding dress with beaded applique.

Side-draped fit and flare sheath wedding dress with beaded appliqué.

A Few Tips on Buying from Etsy Wedding Dress Stores

These tips apply to mostly any purchase you make online, not just Etsy wedding dress stores.

When it comes down to wedding gowns, both online AND offline, you should expect to have alterations done in order to get the perfect fit for you. It is extremely rare that a dress fits perfectly right off the rack or that you do not lose or gain any weight before your wedding.

Check the seller’s feedback carefully. Spend some time reading their comments section and doing some digging. Are there good reviews? How did the vendor handle bad reviews? Was money refunded when appropriate? Contact the seller so you can be sure that this is the right shop for you.

Unique hi low organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline.

Unique hi low organza wedding dress with lace back and plunging neckline by I do Couture Bridal.

Does it sound too good to be true? It probably is. The average cost of a wedding gown in the U.S. on this day and age ranges from $1,314 to $2,095. Of course, the price highly depends on where you live and what you are looking for. Take all that into consideration and make a judgement call. You can go for the $99 dress, but don’t be disappointed if you were expecting much more than that. Check the reviews. Find out what others say about these Etsy wedding dress stores.

Before ordering, double, triple check the size chart & measurements. Not all manufacturers follow the same pattern. This is great advice: visit a nearby seamstress or taylor and pay them to take your measurements (both in inches and centimeters as you never know from whom you will but your dress.) 😉

Affordable two piece silk taffeta wedding dress.

Affordable two piece silk taffeta wedding dress by French Knot Couture.

Consider the shipping fees and plan ahead for those long shipping times.

Look for shops that show you the gowns for what they really are — look for multiple camera angles, and photos that don’t look like they came out of a catalog.

Time to shop around! Look for the dress you fall in love with, the one that will make you feel unique while fitting your budget. Enjoy!

Two piece silk taffeta wedding dress. Corset with skirt for the alternative bride.

Two piece silk taffeta wedding dress. Corset with skirt for the alternative bride by French Knot Couture.

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Impressive 4th of July Wedding Ideas Not To Miss: Get Married American-Style!

We’ve rounded up our favorite 4th of July wedding ideas to add a festive touch on even the most traditional weddings. And viceversa, some of these ideas will definitely classy up a red, white and blue wedding. Get inspired and get married in one of the most exciting times of the year! Check them out!

Wrap the bride and groom’s chairs in red, white and blue ribbons. Love it!!

Wrap the bride and groom’s chairs in red, white and blue ribbons. Love it!!

These ultra chic ideas can add a touch of elegance to the most patriotic wedding theme or put a twist of Americana on a classic wedding. Let’s mix and match the classic star-spangled banner’s stripes and sparklers onto our 4th of July wedding, shall we?

4th of July Wedding Ideas: Wedding outfits in red, white and blue

How about leveraging the occasion and wear a gorgeous red or blue wedding gown? Or maybe ask your guests to dress in white or with a touch of blue. If you don’t dare go all the way, maybe you can add a few garment details in these colors.

Pick from a red flower on your garter, a blue bow to dress up your hair, or a red, white and blue bridal bouquet. These preppy accessories are the perfect complement to 4th of July weddings.

Wear a gorgeous red wedding gown to your 4th of July wedding!

Wear a gorgeous red wedding gown to your 4th of July wedding!

Preppy red, white and blue bridal bouquet.

Preppy red, white and blue bridal bouquet via Etsy.

Red 4th of July wedding ideas: Red bow hair accessory. A striped table runner perfect for a daytime garden wedding. Who said 4th of July wedding ideas had to take place in a garden? A true glam & patriotic celebration. Simple centerpiece decor for a 4th of July wedding. What do you say about these personalized fun red mini shot glasses? Handmade wedding garter set vintage-inspired.

Red 4th of July wedding ideas. Red bow hair accessory via Etsy. A striped table runner perfect for a daytime garden wedding. Who said 4th of July wedding ideas had to take place in a garden? A true glam & patriotic celebration. Simple centerpiece decor for a 4th of July wedding. What do you say about these personalized fun red mini shot glasses? Get yours on EtsyHandmade wedding garter set vintage-inspired

Love American-Style on the Wedding Invites

Show off your love for each other while giving your guests a hint of what they can expect at your 4th of July wedding with these invites. You can go 100% red or blue or choose a fun red, white and blue wedding invitation. There is no right or wrong here!

Personalized digital wedding invitation and RSVP. Printable 4th Of July rehearsal dinner invitation. Super cool! Let the sparks fly on your 4th of July wedding with these adorable wedding invites. Love American-Style on these wedding invites.

Personalized digital wedding invitation and RSVP (Get them at CMarie Graphics) Printable 4th Of July rehearsal dinner invitation. Super cool! Let the sparks fly on your 4th of July wedding with these adorable wedding invites (here) Love American-Style on these wedding invites (at ktgrrl DESIGN)

4th of July wedding invitations!! Printable or printed 4th of July wedding invitations. Simple and elegant wedding invitations for a red white a blue wedding. Love this wedding program in shades of red.

4th of July wedding invitations! Printable or printed 4th of July wedding invitations. Simple and elegant wedding invitations for a red white a blue wedding (here) Love this wedding program in shades of red (here)

Wedding Decor: 4th of July Wedding Ideas

Go as traditional or as extravagant as you’d like with these terrific red, white an blue wedding ideas. From elegant garlands in the flag’s colors to star-filled paper garlands all the way to wreaths and ribbons hanging over the bride and groom’s chairs. Some are quite simple and easy to do. Take your pick!

Star-filled 4th of July wedding ideas!!! An elegant red, white and blue garland. Another fun, preppy and original idea, groom’s socks American-style. Get some of these T-Shirts for your bridesmaids and let the fun begin! Love these starry straws!

Star-filled 4th of July wedding ideas!!! An elegant red, white and blue garland. Another fun, preppy and original idea, groom’s socks American-style. Get some of these T-Shirts for your bridesmaids and let the fun begin! Love these starry straws!

These star-shaped paper garlands will add a touch of cheer and fun to your wedding decor.

These star-shaped paper garlands will add a touch of cheer and fun to your wedding decor.




Red, white and blue bows will add the perfect Americana-twist to the decor. How about a bow that combines dots and stripes? A striped table runner is a good choice for a daytime garden wedding. If your wedding is more glam, you can combine a great white mantel with a navy blue vintage lace table runner. Throw in some red napkins and voila! A table worthy of a July 4th wedding.

Blue 4th of July wedding ideas: Carolina Herrera in blue. Navy blue vintage lace table runner: throw in some red napkins and glam all over! Decorate your drink dispensers with blue or red ribbons. Red, white and blue striped straws. Adorable looks for flower girls in red, white or blue! Gorgeous knife and cake server set.

Blue 4th of July wedding ideas: Carolina Herrera in blue. Navy blue vintage lace table runner: throw in some red napkins and glam all over! Decorate your drink dispensers with blue or red ribbons. Red, white and blue striped straws. Adorable looks for flower girls in red, white or blue! Gorgeous knife and cake server set.

A great idea to decorate your tables: 3-color flower bouquets and color-matching candle centerpieces.

A great idea to decorate your tables: 3-color flower bouquets and color-matching candle centerpieces.

Delicious Red, White and Blue 4th of July Wedding Ideas

Show off at your reception with these delicious catering ideas worthy of a 4th of July wedding.

Tie a gingham ribbon to mini bottles of Coke. An ideal combination to pay tribute to the 4th of July.

Tie a gingham ribbon to mini bottles of Coke. An ideal combination to pay tribute to the 4th of July.

Red, white and blue wedding ideas.

Red, white and blue wedding ideas. Navy and red cake serving set. 4th of july themed wedding cupcakes with white blue and red colors. Delicious red white and blue 4th of July wedding ideas strawberry, basil and lemon popsicles. Decorate your drinks with patriotic paper straws (they come in variety of designs). Wrap your party favors with these favor bags. Wedding signs filled with patriotism and love (here).

A tasty and original idea! The wedding cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries to honor the 4th of July. You can choose to serve the cake with plates, forks and spoons in patriotic colors.

Wedding cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries to honor the 4th of July. Photography: Brinton Studios.

Wedding cake decorated with strawberries and blueberries to honor the 4th of July. Photography: Brinton Studios.

Red, White and Blue Wedding Ideas: Wedding favors fit for a 4th of July Wedding

For all red, white and blue weddings, a patriotic wedding favor is a must. Lollipops are a fun, adorable and economical way to thank your guests. Take your pick, as they are not boring-looking at all! From edible stars to 4th of July-themed wrappers.

Wedding favors fit for a 4th of July Wedding. OMG! Bacon wedding favor lollipops! Red white and blue lollipop stars. A terrific idea for a 4th of July wedding.

Wedding favors fit for a 4th of July Wedding (here) OMG! Bacon wedding favor lollipops! (here) Red white and blue lollipop stars. A terrific idea for a 4th of July wedding (here).

Which idea did you like best? Do you have other ideas you’d like to share? Leave us a message below and let us know! Or check out these patriotic and original 4th of July makeup ideas and tutorials!

More 4th of July wedding ideas

Lace flower girl dress in white with detachable train. So cute!!

Lace flower girl dress in white with detachable train. So cute!!

Love this flower girl dress. I would remove the feather because less is more, but the dress is amazing! (clic here for price)

Love this flower girl dress. I would remove the feather because less is more, but the dress is amazing! (clic here for price)

Bows and wreaths decor

Pinwheels in navy blue (more) 4th of July decoration ideas: one of my favorite bows perfect for a rustic wedding (more) Another version of the bow over a rustic wreath. Red, white and blue bows will add the perfect Americana-twist to the decor. Polka dots everywhere on this fun bow… maybe for aisle decor? Lovely pinwheels for your photo booth background (more)

4th of July wedding guestbook. Isn't it adorable?

4th of July wedding guestbook. Isn’t it adorable? (more)

4th of July vintage-themed dessert wedding table. I'm in love!

4th of July vintage-themed dessert wedding table. I’m in love!

Bring out the sparklers!!

Bring out the sparklers!!

Sparklers are a must for a 4th of July celebration. Photo by Joel Horst [Luxart Studios]

Sparklers are a must for a 4th of July celebration. Photo by Joel Horst [Luxart Studios]

At dance-time, bring out the sparklers! For a daytime wedding, these funny glasses will entertain and serve as a super cool wedding favor.

These funny glasses will entertain and serve as a super cool wedding favor.

These funny glasses will entertain and serve as a super cool wedding favor. (more)

Hydrangeas and mini roses can be used as a patriotic table setting.

Hydrangeas and mini roses can be used as a patriotic table setting.

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23 Impossibly Romantic Ideas for a Blush Wedding

Bridesmaids in blush with silver accessories.

Bridesmaids in blush with silver accessories.

What is more romantic than a blush wedding? Today we bring you plenty of inspiring ideas to decorate a blush themed wedding. This is one of the biggest trends in colors for 2016 and, if you are a true romantic, you will not want to miss out on this blush pink wedding extravaganza!

A blush wedding is timeless and romantic. Blush is the ideal color to give your lovey-dovey wedding a sophisticated twist. And the pink blush wedding theme is a trend that started a few years ago and has not stopped being one of the brides’ favorites in 2016.

Delicate and elegant, this super romantic color makes everything look beautiful, lovely and breathtaking! Get inspired by these incredibly romantic and ethereal ideas for blush weddings. Wear it on just on your wedding gown or go all the way. Indulge and make it the center of attention (after you, of course) of your very own blush themed wedding.

Color palettes for Blush Weddings: Romantic, Glam, Rustic or Vintage!

A blush themed wedding is easy to coordinate with other colors or hues to make the wedding more intimate or more upscale, or super country western!! Depending on the colors we combine it with, we can achieve the perfect look for a romantic, glam, rustic or vintage blush wedding!

Blush makes it easy to incorporate coral and silver into the wedding decor to pick it up a notch. Meanwhile, a pale pink helps add love and sweetness to a blush colored wedding. Like many other shades of pink, blush can create a romantic atmosphere and bring happiness to the new couple through the exacerbation of their feelings of love.

Delicate wedding color scheme Soft blush and green with a dash of ivory.

Delicate wedding color scheme Soft blush and green with a dash of ivory at the Etsy Store

To achieve a very upscale look within budget constraints and touch of creativity, add black and gold to your blush wedding decor: centerpieces, chair wraps, table runners and photo booth backgrounds, and the list can go on and on. Remember to add blush food – cakes, champagne, candies and sweets! They will account for an unforgettable dessert bar at your upscale and impossibly romantic blush wedding!

For a sparklingly romantic pink blush themed wedding, combine pink blush with sequined gold touches – very 2016! Bring in the pink blush roses and decorate your tables, chairs, cake, centerpieces and even the floor while you’re at it.

Blush Wedding Attire: Ethereal and Romantic

If you are an avant-garde bride that wants to break with the tradition of the white wedding dress, consider a beautiful blush gown with lots of feminine details. You may even keep the white dress and accessorize it with a pink blush sash, or wear a blush wedding dress to your civil ceremony.

A touch of blush on the groom’s boutonniere or tie, on the bridesmaids’ dresses or on your very own bridal bouquet can help you turn your reception into “the” blush wedding of the year!

Bridal bouquet for blush weddings. Flowers by First Bloom of Charleston. Photo by Jennifer Beardon Photography via Charleston weddings Blog

Bridal bouquet for blush weddings. Flowers by First Bloom of Charleston. Photo by Jennifer Bearden Photography via Charleston weddings Blog

More Ideas for a Pink Blush Themed Wedding

We couldn’t help ourselves and we put together a collection of very original and romantic ideas to inspire your blush wedding. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! And don’t forget to let us know which one is your favorite!

A curvy Parisian bride in her ruffled blush pink wedding dress. Gorgeous!!!

A curvy Parisian bride in her ruffled blush pink wedding dress. Gorgeous!!!

Blush wedding details. Blush champagne with gold sugar trim.

Blush wedding details. Blush champagne with gold sugar trim.

 




 

Blush chair covers for romantic blush weddings.

Blush chair covers for romantic blush weddings. Find them at Etsy!

A dream in blush: Gala by Galia Lahav. Fall 2016 Wedding Dresses. Want to see more Galia Lahav dresses?

A dream in blush: Gala by Galia Lahav. Fall 2016 Wedding Dresses. Want to see more Galia Lahav dresses?

Sequins and glitter for a romantic blush themed wedding. Check out all of the blush reception ideas!

Sequins and glitter for a romantic blush themed wedding.

Blush inside and out this wedding cake. Perfect for a romantic and intimate wedding.

Blush inside and out this wedding cake. Perfect for a romantic and intimate wedding.

 

Want to add sparkle to your reception? Check out these 50+ Trendiest Gold Wedding Ideas!

 

Blush lace short dress perfect for the civil ceremony.

Blush lace short dress perfect for the civil ceremony.

 

Get married amongst the stars. A wedding with a lot of magic. Blush, indigo and gold wedding: original, classy and romantic.

Get married amongst the stars. A wedding with a lot of magic. Blush, indigo and gold wedding: original, classy and romantic.

Gold and blush are a most suitable pair for a romantic glam wedding.

Gold and blush are a most suitable pair for a romantic glam wedding.

Rustic Shabby Chic or vintage burlap ring pillow with blush chiffon flowers and lace embellishment.

Rustic Shabby Chic or vintage burlap ring pillow with blush chiffon flowers and lace embellishment. Find it on Etsy.

Classically elegant nude blush bridesmaid dresses. Beautiful but simple idea for the bridesmaids: light pink dress with matching flowers.

Classically elegant nude blush bridesmaid dresses. Beautiful but simple idea for the bridesmaids: light pink dress with matching flowers.

 

 

So romantic for a vintage or a boho wedding invitations in blush, pink and magenta.

So romantic for a vintage or a boho wedding invitations in blush, pink and magenta. You can purchase the digital file for self printing or have them luxuriously printed on top of the line paper here.

White and blush chair covers. Divine!

White and blush chair covers. Divine!

This is beautiful, elegant and can be used for more than just weddings. Glam up your next dinner party!

This is beautiful, elegant and can be used for more than just weddings. Glam up your next dinner party!

Gold sequined and blush wedding cake. Could not be more on trend for this year.

Gold sequined and blush wedding cake. Could not be more on trend for this year. A De la Creme Creation.

Perfect blush wedding day shoes from Badgley Mishka.

Perfect blush wedding day shoes from Badgley Mishka.

Take advantage of the soles color - they are usually blush - and have him or her write on the bottom of your shoes for the something blue and romantic.

Take advantage of the soles color – they are usually blush – and have him or her write on the bottom of your shoes for the something blue.

Blush wedding ideas for a rustic wedding. Enamorada!!

Blush wedding ideas for a rustic wedding. Enamorada!!

Beautiful blush wedding bouquets. Check out all of the decor ideas!

Beautiful blush wedding bouquets.

Pronovias 2016 blush wedding dress. Love the lace detail!

Pronovias 2016 blush wedding dress. Love the lace detail!

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The Fairytale Wedding: Amazing Ideas To Plan Your Disney Themed Wedding

A whimsical fairytale wedding confection | Courtesy of DisneyWeddings

A whimsical fairytale wedding confection | Courtesy of DisneyWeddings.com

You are a romantic bride that is looking to plan a Disney themed wedding without having to visit the Magic Kingdom. Well, you are in the right place! Today, we’ll show you how to plan a fairytale wedding Disney Style!

A Disney reception is the equivalent of a truly fun-filled fairytale wedding as Disney brings us a plethora of movies and characters to inspire ourselves with. And, guess what? It’s your wedding, so you can mix and match all the characters you want to create your very own fairytale wedding Disney style!!!!

How to plan a Disney Themed Wedding

What is spectacular about a Disney-themed wedding is that the options are unlimited and their preparation becomes even more exciting the more you image the dreamlike event. But before the start of the magical experience, couples should decide on the following: invitation, decoration, wedding gowns, food and drinks,…and the list just goes on and on.

To plan a Disney themed wedding you have 3 options:

  1. Let Disney organize your wedding at the magic kingdom itself!
  2. Hire a wedding planner
  3. Do it yourself.

If you have the means and are a true blue Disney fan, indulge on a Disney themed wedding at the Magic Kingdom! I’m sure it will be a truly memorable event!!

If you want your wedding at a different location and are able to hire a wedding planner. Go ahead! You can still get inspired by these fairytale wedding ideas! It’s much easier for a wedding planner that you actually show them what you want rather than you describing it as a “I want it to be magical” 😉

Get married in the land of Oz at Disney. Photography: disneyeventgroup.photography.com

Get married in the land of Oz at Disney. Photography: disneyeventgroup.photography.com

For those who decide to go for the fashionable DIY Disney themed wedding, here are some ideas that will certainly inspire you to create the fairytale wedding of your dreams!

Fairytale Wedding invitations: Cinderella, Snow White, or Rapunzel?

Of course, there is nothing that says you cannot choose Fantasia instead of a Disney Princess (or Prince) and have a very Mickey Mouse wedding. What is spectacular about a Disney-themed wedding ceremony is that the options are unlimited and the preparation becomes more exciting upon imagining the dreamlike event.

Vintage pastel pink, blush, gold, laser cut wedding Invitations for your fairytale wedding

Vintage pastel pink, blush, gold, laser cut wedding Invitations for your fairytale wedding.

Disney-themed Wedding Ceremony at its Best: Wedding decor

The decoration must blend well with the Disney theme. For example, if it is Cinderella inspired, the reception may look like the grand ball where Cinderella danced with Prince Charming. The color scheme is also important because this can add more realism to the wedding theme. If you chose a Snow White inspired wedding, decorations may be based on the colors of Snow White’s dress such as red, yellow, and blue.

Pinks, blushes, nudes, and lots of sparkle and sequins constitute classic fairytale wedding colors. Add some hydrangeas and roses, nude sequined linens and gold chargers to your table decor for effect.

Wedding centerpieces inspired in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.

Wedding centerpieces inspired in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Disney themed wedding: Alice in Wonderland. 1- Save the Date ideas for a fairytale wedding. 2- A wedding favor your guests will not wan to leave behind 3- Whimsical wedding ideas for Disney-obsessed couples 4- Mad Hatter Tea Party Bridal Shower 5- An Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Save-the-Date 6- How about this seating escort card beverage idea? Drink Me but I promise you won't shrink. :)

Disney themed wedding: Alice in Wonderland. 1- Save the Date ideas for a fairytale wedding. 2- A wedding favor your guests will not wan to leave behind 3- Whimsical wedding ideas for Disney-obsessed couples 4- Mad Hatter Tea Party Bridal Shower 5- An Alice in Wonderland White Rabbit Save-the-Date 6- How about this seating escort card beverage idea? Drink Me but I promise you won’t shrink. 🙂




A fairytale wedding pairs up extremely well with vintage decor, and when it is vintage glam it is to die for! Get inspired by antiques, chandeliers and crystals. Add a touch of glamour to your dessert table by placing an old sofa near it for your guests to enjoy their sweets.

Wedding Gowns Fit for a Queen

Fairytale wedding dresses are really fun to choose. It all depends on what you choose: will you go for the Princess’ style of the color? Maybe both? Or will you go for a romantic gown fit for a queen? Ariel and Rapunzel wore mermaid and trumpet style wedding dresses. If you are traditional, you can always choose a white gown with a white fitted bodice and a full pick-up skirt just like the ones Belle, Aurora, or Sleeping Beauty wear. What is important is that you, as the main character, should be the fairest of them all.

Gorgeous ball gown wedding dress for an insanely fun fairytale inspired wedding.

Gorgeous ball gown wedding dress for an insanely fun fairytale inspired wedding.

More Wedding Dress Inspiration

Fairytale Wedding Food Ideas

To add a touch of Disney magic to your event, opt for a Chinese cuisine dinner served with chopsticks a la Mulan, or the classic cupcakes decorated with fairies, butterflies or princesses on top. You can even create your very own personalized Disney-inspired cocktails served in elegant wine glasses.

A dessert table for your fairytale wedding.

A dessert table for your fairytale wedding.

A Few Love Quotes for your Disney Wedding

Use them your invitations, engraved on your wedding favors or on the wedding signs.

“I know you, I walked with you once upon a dream.” – Sleeping Beauty

“To spend a life of endless bliss, just find who you love through true love’s kiss.” – Enchanted

“We’re simply meant to be.” – Nightmare Before Christmas

“Each happy ending’s a brand new beginning.” – Enchanted

“And they lived Happily Ever After.” – Anonymous

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Fall in love with Disney's Frozen because some people are worth melting for.

Fall in love with Disney’s Frozen because some people are worth melting for.

Disney themed weddings are incredibly romantic and versatile. Get inspired and enjoy organizing yours because, after all, your wedding is just the beginning of your fairytale.

Don’t miss out on these French wedding ideas. Trending and Fabulously Chic! Ooooh La La!!

Because drink me was never as soothing as with this original favor. 12 Jasmine filled wedding favors for an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding. ($51.00)

Because drink me was never as soothing as with this original favor. 12 Jasmine filled wedding favors for an Alice in Wonderland inspired wedding. ($51.00)

How does a masquerade ball sound? Make sure to ask your guests to dress accordingly and your wedding photography will be incredible!

How does a masquerade ball sound? Make sure to ask your guests to dress accordingly and your wedding photography will be incredible!

Mirror, mirror, on the wall for the menu of a Disney themed wedding. It will surely put a smile on your guests faces.

Mirror, mirror, on the wall for the menu of a Disney themed wedding. It will surely put a smile on your guests faces.

And the magic continues on the wedding favors created by a fairy godmother. Because, who doesn't want a bit of pixie dust?

And the magic continues on the wedding favors created by a fairy godmother. Because, who doesn’t want a bit of pixie dust?

Martin Hambleton Wedding Photographer captured this magnificent fairytale wedding cake for a happily ever after.

Martin Hambleton Wedding Photographer captured this magnificent fairytale wedding cake for a happily ever after.

Disney themed wedding cake and cake toppers. Adorable!

Disney themed wedding cake and cake toppers. Adorable!

Add these chocolate filled toadstools to your Snow White inspired dessert table.

Add these chocolate filled toadstools to your Snow White inspired dessert table.

 




 

Fairytale wedding tablescape. Dinner menu set on top of charger plates for romantic glitz.

Fairytale wedding tablescape. Dinner menu set on top of charger plates for romantic glitz.

With a little bit of imagination you can turn the entrance to your wedding reception into a fairytale.

With a little bit of imagination you can turn the entrance to your wedding reception into a fairytale.

Aladdin themed wedding details. 1- Add some magic lamps and make your guests' wishes come true 2- For the budget conscious brides, Aladdin inspired favors 3- Disney themed wedding cupcakes

Aladdin themed wedding details. 1- Add some magic lamps and make your guests’ wishes come true 2- For the budget conscious brides, Aladdin inspired favors 3- Disney themed wedding cupcakes

Can you say enchanted boxes? Love the corner detail with jewel tones and gold thread.

Can you say enchanted boxes? Love the corner detail with jewel tones and gold thread.

Don't forget the Photo Booth! Beauty and the Beast props for your Disney themed wedding.

Don’t forget the Photo Booth! Beauty and the Beast props ($18.00).

A true Disney themed wedding at Disney's World of Color at the California Adventure Park.

Disney’s World of Color at the California Adventure Park.

Straight out of a fairytale wedding. Arrive to the wedding in a pumpkin carriage.

Straight out of a fairytale wedding. Arrive to the wedding in a pumpkin carriage.

Disney inspired guestbook.

Disney inspired guestbook.

Fit for a Disney Princess wedding.

Fit for a Disney Princess wedding.

Snow white themed wedding with lots of ruby red apples. Claire Marika Photography.

Snow white themed wedding with lots of ruby red apples. Claire Marika Photography.

Snow White inspired candied apples. So maybe you aren't getting married in a castle. You can still add a touch of Disney Magic to your special day.

Snow White inspired candied apples. So maybe you aren’t getting married in a castle. You can still add a touch of Disney Magic to your special day.

Berta Bridal wedding dress to make your fairytale wedding come true.

Berta Bridal wedding dress to make your fairytale wedding come true.

Disney inspired wedding invitation seal.

Invitation seal.

Seating cards on shells for your Little Mermaid Disney themed wedding.

Seating cards on shells for your Little Mermaid Disney themed wedding.

"Bibiddy Bobbidy Boo" Beverage Bar for a Disney Themed Wedding by the Partiologist.

“Bibiddy Bobbidy Boo” Beverage Bar for a Disney Themed Wedding by the Partiologist.

Gold jewel tones for this fairytale wedding cake photographed by Two Foxes Photography.

Gold jewel tones for this fairytale wedding cake photographed by Two Foxes Photography.

Magical invitation for a whimsical fairytale wedding.

Magical invitation for a whimsical fairytale wedding.

More Photo Booth props for your Disney themed wedding.

More Photo Booth props for your Disney themed wedding.

Shari Photography. The Greatest Disney Themed Wedding Ever.

Shari Photography. The Greatest Disney Themed Wedding Ever.

If you are still undecided about your wedding style, check out this article on What To Take Into Account When Choosing Your Wedding Style! 🙂

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Will the White Wedding Dress Tradition continue?

Dreamy beachy boho white wedding dress

Dreamy beachy boho white wedding dress.

Did you know that the white wedding dress as a symbol of the bride’s chastity and purity is barely 100 years old? Reviewing the history of the wedding dress may help you decide which side you are on.  While we do so, let’s get inspired by gorgeous white wedding dress designs and non-white but equally divine ones! 😉

Weddings today are a unique expression of the couple’s personalities. As such, brides must decide in favor of or against the famous white wedding dress tradition. A tradition that started in the 1920s when brides began to choose a white wedding gown as a symbol of purity and chastity. Before this, marriage was a business transaction, the union of two families, two fortunes; sometimes powerful, sometimes not powerful at all. The bride’s dress represented the whole family and sometimes entire countries and as such, it needed to show their wealth. The richer the family, the more fabric and more colors (or the whiter) the wedding dress had to be. Hand dyed fabrics meant that the family had the means to afford them. Also, in those days, the process of bleaching fabric was tremendously expensive and, therefore, there was no way to keep it clean. The dress could only be worn once. All of this represented wealth and power.

The meaning of purity for the white wedding dress started as a tradition barely 100 years ago. Despite being the color of choice for most brides, brides also choose different shades of white such as ivory, ecru, eggshell and others that are more favorable to the female figure. Nowadays, designers incorporate color in their collections and brides have started to add a pop of color in the details, shoes and accessories to accompany the traditional white wedding dress. I am certain that in five to seven years, wedding dresses in colors other than white will be seen not as an act of rebellion but as an everyday occurrence. And then brides shall be free to choose their dresses in their favorite color, whatever it might be.

A blast from the past on this red wedding gown. The bride will look like a true queen.

A blast from the past on this red wedding gown. The bride will look like a true queen.



The Interesting Story of the White Wedding Dress

In 1559, Mary Queen of Scots dressed in white for her wedding to Francis Dauphin of France, not because it symbolized purity, but because white is the color of mourning in France. It was a way for her to show how she felt about the union.

In 1840, Queen Victoria married in a white wedding dress because she wanted to use her favorite piece of white lace on it. Her “selfie” of the time, her portrait, became famous and a symbol of what’s fashionable. From then on all brides wanted to wear a white wedding dress to mimic the Queen’s display of wealth. Let’s remember that in those days a white wedding dress was impossible to keep clean and could be used once, which made them extremely expensive. Only the very rich could marry in a white wedding dress.

A ruffled blush wedding dress looks absolutely stunning amidst the scenery of the Glacier National Park. Photography Janine Deanna Photography.

A ruffled blush wedding dress looks absolutely stunning amidst the scenery of the Glacier National Park. Photography Janine Deanna Photography.

In the 1920s, the white wedding dress started to be seen as a symbol of purity and chastity.

Using another color, was considered bold and rebellious. Examples of this are the purple wedding gown designed by Vivienne Westwood Dita Von Teese, the famous burlesque dancer worn at her wedding with Marilyn Manson, or Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel and Reese Witherspoon who married in pink. Every year, more and more designers, like Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang, add non-traditional bride dresses to their collections, marking a radical movement in the conservative industry of wedding gowns.

But what’s really important to keep in mind is that equality and respect are what really matter in a marriage and not what you wear at your wedding. So, feel free to choose the wedding dress that pleases you the most and that best represents you for who you are!

 




 

Just because it's white it doesn't have to be traditional. Flapper style short wedding gown, perfect for a vintage deco wedding with 1920s flair.

Just because it’s white it doesn’t have to be traditional. Flapper style short wedding gown, perfect for a vintage deco wedding with 1920s flair.

Vera Wang added a nontraditional wedding dress to her collection back in 2014.

Vera Wang added a nontraditional wedding dress to her collection back in 2014.

A dream in white and gold. A creation by designer Rami Kadi. Influenced by the middle-eastern culture he creates intricate designs for the most sophisticated brides.

A dream in white and gold. A creation by designer Rami Kadi. Influenced by the middle-eastern culture he creates intricate designs for the most sophisticated brides.

Aire Barcelona surprises us with airy, simple and romantic wedding gowns this year. Love the halter neck.

Aire Barcelona surprises us with airy, simple and romantic wedding gowns this year. Love the halter neck.

Delicate hand-beaded lace appliqué, softly curved, pleated neckline, gorgeous three-dimensional floral motifs, very 2016, luxurious and exquisite fabrics the latest collection of David Tutera wedding dresses for Mon Cheri Bridals is just so drop-dead gorgeous.

Delicate hand-beaded lace appliqué, softly curved, pleated neckline, gorgeous three-dimensional floral motifs, very 2016, luxurious and exquisite fabrics the latest collection of David Tutera wedding dresses for Mon Cheri Bridals is just so drop-dead gorgeous.

Aire Barcelona Wedding Dresses 2016 Collection.

Aire Barcelona Wedding Dresses 2016 Collection.

Long sleeve, mermaid, lace white wedding dress with open back. Romantic and vintage.

Long sleeve, mermaid, lace white wedding dress with open back. Romantic and vintage.

Lots of volume on this white wedding dress by Amelia Sposa.

Lots of volume on this white wedding dress by Amelia Sposa.

Quite different from Queen Victoria's white wedding dress but equally fashionable and stunning. Berta Bridal 2016.

Quite different from Queen Victoria’s white wedding dress but equally fashionable and stunning. Berta Bridal 2016.

Another gorgeous white wedding dress from the Berta Bridal 2016 collection.

Another gorgeous white wedding dress from the Berta Bridal 2016 collection.

 

A white wedding dress can also be daring with a touch of steampunk design. Dixie Vision Photography via offbeat Bride.

A white wedding dress can also be daring with a touch of steampunk design. Pixie Vision Photography via offbeat Bride.

Long sleeve white wedding dress from Naama & Amat fall winter 2016 collection.

Long sleeve white wedding dress from Naama & Amat fall winter 2016 collection.

Michal Medina Bridal spring 2016 couture wedding dress.

Michal Medina Bridal spring 2016 couture wedding dress.

 




 

Mira Zilwiger

Mira Zilwiger

Mira Zwilinger bridal 2016. Fiona strapless, blush, layered tulle wedding dress with white hand embroidered guipure flowers, and organza bow belt in the front.

Mira Zwilinger bridal 2016. Fiona strapless, blush, layered tulle wedding dress with white hand embroidered guipure flowers, and organza bow belt in the front.

Non-traditional watercolor wedding gown by Lazaro 2016. Swoon!!

Non-traditional watercolor wedding gown by Lazaro 2016. Swoon!!

Princess style, white wedding dress from the 2016 Amelia Sposa collection.

Princess style, white wedding dress from the 2016 Amelia Sposa collection.

Romantic and feminine creation by Inbal Dror. An amazing example of the white wedding dress.

Romantic and feminine creation by Inbal Dror. An amazing example of the white wedding dress.

Sensual and classy the black wedding dress could be a great option for daring brides or for those who celebrate their second nuptials.

Sensual and classy the black wedding dress could be a great option for daring brides or for those who celebrate their second nuptials.

Straight from the collection of Stella York 2016 this white wedding gown nos enamora.

Straight from the collection of Stella York 2016 this white wedding gown nos enamora.

This white wedding dress article wouldn't be complete without a Pronovias bridal gown.

This white wedding dress article wouldn’t be complete without a Pronovias bridal gown.

Tracey Buyce Photography captured a perfectly loving moment at this LGBT wedding. The brides wear a black and a white wedding dress.

Tracey Buyce Photography captured a perfectly loving moment at this LGBT wedding. The brides wear a black and a white wedding dress.

We adore the Berta Bridal Spring 2016 collection. Lace, embroidery and sheer fabrics.

We adore the Berta Bridal Spring 2016 collection. Lace, embroidery and sheer fabrics.

Don't dare go all the way with breaking tradition? How about this pink and white wedding dress from the Stella York 2016 bridal collection instead?

Don’t dare go all the way with breaking tradition? How about this pink and white wedding dress from the Stella York 2016 bridal collection instead?

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