Month: January 2017

Choosing the Perfect Honeymoon Spot

travel-1038095_960_720While you’re planning a wedding, you also need to consider your honeymoon planning as well. Choosing the perfect spot to have your honeymoon can be very exciting but also overwhelming. Here are a few tips to keep in mind while you’re planning your honeymoon alongside your wedding.

Choose a Budget Early

Set yourself a budget early on for the honeymoon aside from the wedding budget. You want to keep a realistic idea in mind while planning this trip. Having a budget in mind early on can help you decide the destination to choose.

Consider the Length

How long will you be on your honeymoon? Are you going for a couple of days or are you spending a week or more? This is another aspect that you and your groom to be should consider in the planning. It can also help you narrow down options of how far you want to travel.

Don’t Forget the Season

Think about when you are getting married and the time of year it is as you’re planning your honeymoon. This can influence prices and opportunities available in the more popular areas. For example, if you get married in the fall and want to take a cruise, you could be heading into a hurricane as it is prime season then. If you want to go to Disney World and its Christmas time or the full swing of summer, you will be dealing with huge crowds and bigger price tags.

These are just a few of the things to consider as you plan your honeymoon. You also want to consider wedding limo’s or wedding transportation options as they will get you to the airport or where you need to go. Keep these tips in mind as you plan your dream wedding and the adventure of a lifetime as you start your new life together!


3 Questions to Ask Your Wedding Venue

glasses-213156_960_720You’ve gotten the ring, the handsome groom-to-be and you’re ready to plan the wedding of your dreams. Now what? One of the first things you and your groom should decide on is the wedding venue. You should have an idea of the time of year you want to get married and what part of the country you want to get married. If you’re staying close to home, then you can make it easy to find CT wedding venues.

If you have a dream of a destination wedding, then the planning takes on a few more steps than you might think. Either way, there are a few things to ask your potential wedding venue when you’ve decided. Here are a few ideas to keep in mind and make sure you get answered before signing up for the venue.

What Dates Are Available?

You know when you want to get married. Be sure you talk with the venue as soon as possible as most of the popular Connecticut wedding venues can book up quite quickly. Be sure to ask what dates are open around the date you want to get married. Also, talk with your groom and decide if you both can have some leeway if one weekend is open and the one you wanted is not.

Talk Money

One of the first things you also need to discuss is the rental fee and deposit required. You want to make sure it is budgeted ahead of time for your chosen venue. Planning a wedding can be very difficult on the budget if you are not thinking ahead of schedule and planning for the prices that the items will cost.

Weather Planning

Be sure to discuss what the alternative plans are if you’re having an outdoor wedding and the weather is not cooperating. You want to know what the venue has in mind if the weather makes it impossible to go with your first plan.

Choosing your wedding venue can be a fun and exciting experience as long as you keep these questions in mind.

Top Wedding Dress Trends This Year

wedding-1594957_960_720When it comes to finding the perfect gown, you might be one that already has the exact dress you want in mind. However, you may be one of those women that love to find the trends that are in the new year and go with those ideas for your wedding dress. Planning a wedding and choosing the perfect dress can be both exciting and daunting. Here are a few trends to look for as you start your wedding dress shopping experience this year.

Feathers Are A Go

If you’ve looked at any of the latest fashion trends, you’ve noticed that there are feathers on many different types of accessories and clothing items. The wedding dress is no different. One of the trends for the wedding dresses of 2017 is to have feathers on the dress, whether simply outlining the skirt or a full coverage option.

No Veils, Enter Capes

Some women choose not to have the veil as it can seem old fashioned and uncomfortable. Many brides in the 2017 wedding scene are choosing to go with a more modern look with a cape over the dress. These are very fashionable, elegant, and add dimension to the gown itself.

Choose Your Neckline

Some women choose the beautiful deep V-necklines while others are going for a more elegant high-collar neckline. Both of these choices are quite beautiful and will fit your dream wedding dress ideas.

Bows Are In

Wedding dresses with large beautiful bows have taken over the scene as well. These elegant attachments add a touch of femininity to the dress that nothing else can.

These are just a few of the trends you’re sure to see as you’re shopping for your perfect wedding dress. Remember to enjoy this special time, keep in mind the time of year your wedding is going to be held, and the venue you’ve chosen. Most of all have fun and take lots of pictures as you shop for an amazing dress!

Finding the Perfect Dress

affair-1238432_960_720You’ve found the love of your life, gotten engaged, and now on to one of the most important fashion pieces you’ll ever buy, your wedding dress! How do you decide on a style, color, and design? Maybe you’ve been thinking about this all your life as you planned your wedding from your childhood. Maybe you’ve looked at magazines and you’re not quite sure what wedding dress is the perfect match for you. Whether you’ve been planning a wedding since you were little or you’ve just started looking, here are a few ideas to help you pick out that perfect match.

Bridal Shows

Check out some of the bridal shows in CT to help you see the latest fashion ideas and trends in dresses. You can see a variety of dress options, bridesmaid ideas, and also reception decoration ideas all in one place. These shows can be a plethora of ideas for your upcoming nuptials.

Decide on Your “Style”

You know whether you are a ruffles and lace kind of girl or if you’re a less frilly type of dress girl. Decide on this before you head out to shop as it will help you to narrow down the many options that may bombard you as you walk into the store.

Time and Venue

Also, knowing the time of year you plan on getting married and having your venue chosen is an important part of the dress shopping process. This will help you to know if that long train you’re looking at is a good idea or if you should try something else before deciding.

The “perfect” dress is out there for you and it just takes a little planning and shopping before you find it. Be sure to take the people that you trust with you when you go. They can support you and give you honest opinions on the dress as well. Remember to have fun and celebrate this special time!