Thursday, February 12, 2009

Valentine's Day Style Ideas for Your Wedding

A little bit of history for Valentine's day...
Did you know it has been around since 496 AD?
This year Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday, making the most romantic day of the year the perfect time to say I do. If you are not sure exactly what to include in your Valentine's Wedding, here are some ideas for you.

Everyone thinks of pink and red on Valentine's Day. Depending on your style you can go with this traditional palette or do something unexpected. For example, in the picture shown you can choose a black and white palette and subtly add hints of pink or red.

Think about lighting to set the mood, with splashes of pink light. The soft pink light will definitely warm up a space and make everyone look terrific in photos.

For a great signature cocktail, a pink sugar-rimmed cosmopolitan or even champagne with gold flakes will be a hit!

Roses are probably the most common Valentine's flower, but other blooms can be just as romantic and stylish. Amaryllis is one showy winter flower that's dramatic and gorgeous.

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Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.