Month: September 2013

Planning a Second Wedding? Make It Special

Second weddings have come a long way from the days of conservative skirt suits and backyard receptions. No matter how many times you’ve been married in the past, you should treat your upcoming nuptials as though they’re your first.

The purpose of a wedding is to celebrate the union of you and your fiance. This is why it should always be a chance for you to express yourselves, and have the fabulous day you’ll remember for the rest of your lives.

Planning a Connecticut wedding can be a challenge, even if you’ve done it before. You’ll want to work with the best vendors to create a wedding that reflects what is so special about your relationship and the love you share.

One of the great ways to make planning your Connecticut wedding easier is to come to one of our wedding expos. You’ll get the chance to meet the best vendors and more!

Celebrity Weddings: Are You Inspired?

The wedding season can mean plenty of celebrity couples walking down the aisle. Their over the top wedding days can be great inspiration for your Connecticut wedding. Here are a few of the 2013 celebrity season’s highlights.

  • French retreats: This year, France has been a popular wedding destination for celebrities. Halle Berry, Avril Lavigne, and Keira Knightley are just a few of the celebrities who have gone Gallic for their weddings. You don’t need to travel, though. Follow Aaron Paul’s lead and bring France into your wedding’s theme.
  • Creative couture: Celebrity brides haven’t been afraid to say no to white for their gowns. Shenae Grimes and Melissa Gilbert’s bold dress choices were stand out examples. However, there’s also been a resurgence of traditional styles, like that worn by Kristin Cavallari.

  • Big themes: Celebrities are bringing a “go big or go home” attitude to their themes, as seen in Sean Parker’s Lord of the Rings inspired wedding day. Committing to a theme and going all out can be great fun, even on a smaller scale.

Creating your perfect wedding, whether celebrity inspired or not, starts with choosing great wedding vendors. To meet many of Connecticut’s best wedding vendors, come to one of our upcoming shows!

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: All Season Party Rentals

Even the best wedding venue can be improved with the right decor. Turning a blank slate into the wedding you’ve been dreaming about can take a lot of extras. An outdoor venue can be given a dance floor, a table can be transformed by beautiful linens, and guests can be given a red carpet entrance.

Transforming your venue can be expensive if you try to buy everything yourself. After your wedding day, you probably won’t have much use for a cupcake tower stand, 150 Chiavari chairs, or an 1,800 square foot frame tent. This is why finding an excellent wedding rental company can be so important to your wedding planning.

Whether you’ve got an indoor or outdoor venue, wedding rentals can be crucial to creating your vision. Both formal and casual weddings can also benefit from the right type of wedding rentals.

If you’re looking for wedding rentals for your Connecticut wedding, All Season Party Rentals in Danbury offer everything you’ll need for your perfect day. To find out more about them, get in touch through our vendor directory or meet them at one of our upcoming shows!

Choosing the Perfect Wedding Date

One of the most exciting parts of planning your wedding has to be choosing the date. It gives you and your fiance a goal, and allows you to begin booking vendors. If you’re at a loss for how to narrow it down, here are a few tips.

  • Select a season: A winter wedding is very different to a summer wedding, and both vary from autumn and spring weddings. Decide on the season that has the weather you want for your celebration.
  • Significant dates: Some couples choose a significant date for their wedding. This can be anything from the anniversary of your first date to a commemorative holiday like National Ice Cream Sandwich Day (August 2, in case you were wondering).
  • Saturday or not: Saturday is the most popular day for weddings, but other days can offer their own advantages, including discounted rates with some vendors. Think about whether guests will need to take time off work and if this will make a difference to your celebration.
  • Saved dates: Pay attention to holidays, as guests might have other plans, even a year in advance. The same goes for weekends of major sporting events, like the Super Bowl and the Final Four.

There’s no right or wrong date for your wedding, and it really is a personal choice. Planning in advance can help you book the best Connecticut wedding vendors. If you want to meet and book wedding vendors for your Connecticut wedding, come to our next show!

Are Your Wedding Shoes a Good Fit?

While the traditional bridal shoes might be a satin pump that’s a perfect match to the gown, many brides are choosing different styles for their big day. Choosing the right pair of shoes can make you much more comfortable on your wedding day.

If you still want to go with a heel, consider finding a pair that adds a bit of color or even a pattern to your bridal style. This is a popular choice and can be a bit of fun for your bridal style. It also allows you much more choice, and you can shop at any shoe store!

Some brides are opting for a less traditional choice, such as a pair of sneakers. This is a great choice for an offbeat bride, or one who isn’t comfortable in heels.

If you don’t want a heel, but still prefer a formal look, look for a pair of dressy flats. A beautiful ballet flat can look fabulous under a wedding gown.

Of course, if you’re planning a beach wedding, you should also consider bridal flip flops or even going barefoot. Flip flops can also be a great choice if you want to change out of more formal shoes, with many bridal styles available with a bit of added bling.

To find out more about bridal fashion, and to meet some of Connecticut’s best wedding vendors, come to one of our upcoming shows!