When you’ve finally found The Dress, you might be ready to pick out your veil (or alternative), shoes, or even a dress sash. But does your dress even need a sash? Generally, a dress is perfect as is — but a sash can sometimes add a little glam or sparkle to a dress. A sash is never a requirement — but whether or not to wear one really depends on the dress you choose and how the sash will complement your overall look. Today we’re sharing seven reasons why your dress might need a sash.
2. Your dress is elegant, but simple — and you crave a little bling.
A sash is the best way to add a little sparkle and shine to your dress. Pearls, rhinestones, Swarovski crystals, or colorful blooms are just a few ways brides choose to add a dose of pretty, personal style.
Are you a bride-to-be who loves sparkly, shimmery things? Who doesn’t, am I right? I love sparkly details just like the next girl, so I was so excited when we heard about this amazing giveaway opportunity. Our friends Natalie and Christine over at Totally Dazzled sell the prettiest rhinestone buckles, brooches, and buttons; they know people who love sparkles as much as they do will find exactly what they want at their store. We couldn’t agree more! That’s why they want to give YOU $100 credit towards rhinestone wedding brooches and more from their collection.
Their unique collection of hand-picked rhinestone wedding brooches, clips, buckles, buttons, and more can be used for a ton of wedding DIY projects, from brooch bouquets (incorporate brooches into your fresh flower stems) to place cards (add a rhinestone clip to ordinary place cards for dazzling decor), just to name a few. So, get ready to spoil yourself: read on to be inspired by our favorite finds below and then scroll down for your chance to win!
Rhinestone Wedding Brooches, Clips & More
➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!
o Enter between 1/16/15-1/22/15 (11:59pm EST) o Prize: $100 Shopping Spree towards anything at Totally Dazzled o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected o Shipping included to U.S. only o No purchase necessary o Winner has 6 months to claim prize o Prize value: $100 store credit | No cash value o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter
When you want a piece of jewelry that will make a statement, consider a cuff bracelet. Cuff bracelets are a unique style of bracelet set on a wide band for an ultra-bold impact. Typically, cuff bracelets are made with rhinestones and Swarovski crystals which add even more pop and pizazz to your bridal look. A cuff bracelet is the finishing touch; when wearing one, be sure to accent with coordinating pieces that are less dramatic. To inspire you, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite stunners from the Cloe Noel collection. Take a closer look…
With this monogrammed garter giveaway going on this week (ending soon!), we thought it was the perfect time to share the latest Ask Emmaline question with you. Vanessa, asks, “I am ordering a garter online and it asks for my size. Since I can’t see it in person, I want to know where to size properly. I know it (obviously) goes on my thigh area, but do you have any tips on where to measure for a garter? Thanks!” Great question! This is a common one asked by brides, and with online ordering so readily available, it’s no wonder you want the perfect fit when it arrives. Read on to find out where to measure for a garter so you don’t order the wrong one…
A garter is worn approximately three to six inches above the knee. Use a soft tape measure and wrap it around your thigh where you’d like to wear the garter. Make sure you hold tape measure tight to your skin, but with a little give for the elastic. You can use body tape to keep the garter in place if you’re concerned about it slipping on the big day.
Hope it helps!
We’ve hand-picked some garters to inspire you from The Marketplace. Which one is your favorite?
Hi, loves! This post is an important one: pin it, tweet it, facebook it (however you’d like to share it) because you’ll want it for later! Today we’re sharing part one (of four) on How to Plan a Honeymoon. In this post, we’ll cover what you need to do to plan a honeymoon eight months to one year before your trip. (Did you know you needed to start planning that early? It was news to me when I planned my honeymoon, too.) We’ll be doing one post a week, so by the end of July you’ll be on your way to planning the perfect honeymoon vacation. Now, some of these may seem obvious, but it helps to have them all in one (easy-to-reference) place. Let’s get started, shall we? Oh, and I wanted to mention that there is an awesome giveaway happening inside this post by ArenLace… so don’t miss it!
Set your budget right off the bat. This will also help determine where you’d like to go, based on what you can (comfortably) afford. Don’t forget to allocate funds for activities, food, and incidentals while you’re there. It’s always better to have more than enough money than to be worried about every penny while on your honeymoon. Need help setting a budget? Read how to plan your honeymoon on a budget.
2. Call a travel agent (if you plan to use one).
If you want to take the guesswork out of planning your honeymoon, a travel agent can be an invaluable resource. A good travel agent will know the best locations, deals, and places to visit while you’re there. Most times, the fees that travel agents charge is nominal.
3. Pick a place.
Narrow it down and pick your perfect honeymoon destination. We’ve showed some amazing destinations in the past here.
4. Make travel arrangements (flight + hotel).
Once you’ve picked the place, book it! Book your flight and hotel accommodations as soon as possible. Read this excellent post about the best time to book airline tickets before you buy — it could save you a bundle. Look up ticket prices on Kayak — I’ve always saved the most money on my own trips using that service. Don’t forget to pick the best seats on the plane before you book by using this. It will actually look up the type of plane being used on your flight and then give you a breakdown of the best seats on the flight. I used to book corporate travel for a past employer and I always picked the best seats (most legroom, away from the lavatory and galley, largest armrest).
5. Get a passport or renew yours (if you need one).
Since a passport lasts four years, you can renew or get yours now and save yourself the headache closer to the wedding.
Giveaway: Win a honeymoon dress!
Now that you know the first steps on how to plan a honeymoon, it’s time to win a little something to take with you! We’ve teamed up with ArenLace to offer a ‘Bride’ honeymoon maxi dress to one lucky reader! It is black and white with ‘Bride’ on the front in rhinestones. Dress is long-length and has a strapless top. So cute! Perfect for wearing on the beach.
o Enter between 7/2/14-7/9/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below o Prize: Bride maxi dress by ArenLace
• 95% rayon 5% spandex • Machine wash cold, gentle cycle, hang dry
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 7/10; winner announced on this blog post and emailed o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected o No purchase necessary o Winner has 6 months to claim prize o Prize value: $35.00 o Shipping included to U.S. only o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win o Use entry form below to enter o No cash value
We love the burlap ring pillow collection at Duryea Place Designs. Have you seen it yet? If not, you’re in for a real treat today. Whether you’re planning a rustic wedding, vintage, shabby chic, or countless other wedding themes, this ring pillow is the finishing touch to your ceremony decor. Read on to begin…
Burlap Ring Pillow Collection
1. Pink English Rose
This pink and lace ring bearer pillow is one of my favorites from the collection. I love English roses, and this one features a big bloom in pink right on the front. The touch of lace is beautiful, too.
Here’s a close-up:
There’s even a matching flower girl basket. I love this combination!
2. Yellow Peony
Prefer a peony in yellow? Check out this burlap ring pillow with a sunny-yellow peony with a touch of greenery, sans lace.
Here’s the matching flower girl basket for this set, too:
3. Lace Doily
This ring pillow is one of a kind and is perfect for a vintage wedding. It features a beautiful white vintage lace doily on the top with muslin backing. The center of the doily is embellished with a small blue button; pillow measures 8″ square.
4. Purple Peony
I’ve been diggin’ purple details lately (remember the purple locket and ombre bag we talked about on Monday?). This purple peony ring pillow is another favorite from the shop.
5. Rosette Burlap Ring Pillow
Love a shabby chic look? Check out this burlap ring pillow with gorgeous rhinestone-embellished rosettes.
These are just a few of the beautiful finds spotted from the burlap ring pillow collection. What’s your favorite?
Which of these burlap ring pillows is your favorite?