9 of the Most Adorable Proposal Ideas for Engagement Season

Sep 17, 2018 | Comments 0


 

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After wedding season comes engagement season! If you’re planning to pop the question during the holidays, here are some amazing ideas to help you plot out your proposal.

1. The Classic

If you’re looking for a classic, tried-and-true wedding proposal, look no further. Pick a favorite place that you and your significant other have—whether it’s the park you had your first kiss in or your favorite city landmark— and ask someone to take a photo of you two in front of it. Instead of cheesing, drop down on one knee and pop the question. Not only will you surprise your new fiancée, but you’ll also be making sure you get some pretty awesome shots of the proposal. 

2. The Scavenger Hunt

Have a little fun with your proposal and send your soon-to-be finance on a treasure hunt that ends with your proposal. Start the hunt at home with a handwritten note or have a friend pitch in to deliver the first clue. Each clue can take them to a new place that holds special significance in the relationship. The sky is the limit here, so go as big or as simple as you want to!

3. The Classifieds

Remember when you graduated high school and parents would take out an ad in the local newspaper congratulating you? Well, this proposal is the grown-up version of that. If your significant other always starts his or her day with a newspaper in hand, this one’s for you. All you have to do is take out an ad in the paper with your written proposal and pick a good spot for both of you to read the morning paper in.

4. Destination Proposal

There’s something about a romantic destination proposal that always makes us swoon (to be fair all proposals make us swoon, but this one we swoon extra hard at)! Pick a city that you two have always wanted to visit, and get ready to go all out with planning. You can even enlist the hotel concierge to help you pick the perfect place in the city to pop the question. The best part about the destination proposal is that you’ll have your whole trip to celebrate your engagement and you’ll be able to make memorable experiences in a brand new place.

5. The Airplane

While we’re fully against clapping on airplanes (especially when the plane lands), we are on board with clapping in celebration for this proposal idea. On your next trip together, enlist the help of the flight attendant to let you borrow the intercom system to propose to your love while 30,000 feet in the air. 

6. Sleeping Beauty

One of our favorite “trick” proposals is to slip the ring on while your significant other is sleeping and give them a morning wake up surprise when they see the rock on their finger. Celebrate after with breakfast in bed (complete with mimosas, of course).

7. Holiday Proposal

Make the holiday season that much brighter with a holiday proposal. Use outdoor string lights to spell out “Will you marry me?” in your front yard. Then invite your friends over for holiday party and reveal the message to your fiancé-to-be.

8. The Movie Buff

Does your significant other have a favorite romantic movie that they just can’t get enough of? If so, reenact a romantic scene from the movie as your proposal. We’re thinking Pretty Women style with a white limo and flowers in hand or a Walk to Remember style proposal when he pops the question while stargazing.

9. The Foodie

Book a dessert night with your significant other where you taste test different desserts. When the last one comes out, have the bakery present a cake with a bride and groom on top with your ring box. The best part of this one is that you’ll already have cake to celebrate with!

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How to Narrow Down Your Wedding Venue Search

Aug 15, 2018 | Comments 0


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Forget banquet halls, when you start envisioning your dream wedding location images of Tuscan vineyards and snowy alpine landscapes start to race through your head. While these locations are definitely #goals, we’re here to help reel you in (a bit) so you can find the perfect wedding venue location for your budget, family size and style!

Sentimentality 

First and foremost, start to brainstorm all of the places that mean something to you and your future spouse. Do you both love the beach? Did you meet on a ski trip? Do you spend every summer at the same vacation spot? Once you ask yourself these questions, it may be easier to narrow down an area to start your search in. Remember, if your location holds a special significance in both of your hearts, you’ll already be one step ahead of the game.

Style 

Another important factor to consider is style. Today’s weddings are all about personality and creativity…it’s a once-in-a-lifetime event for you to call the shots. Consider your personal style (not your mother-in-laws or your best friends). Are you a bit more casual or do you veer on the formal side, and do you want that to reflect in your wedding venue? Just because you’re a classic city couple doesn’t mean that you can’t have a beautiful country wedding or vice versa. Once you decide on the type of wedding and the theme you want to stick with, everything else will fall into place.

Ease 

It’s no secret that we’re all about ease. With everything right at your fingertips nowadays, it’s no surprise that you’d want that to carry over to your wedding day. A lot of wedding venues will come with a day planner or a caterer, and this can make a huge difference in your planning. When you’re trying to coordinate a 300+ guest list, having a built-in party planner is definitely a make or break addition. When you’re touring wedding venues, be sure to ask what the venues comes with or if they have any vendors that they work specifically with. 

Travel 

Travel plans can make or break a wedding, so this is one of the more important factors you’ll have to consider. Whether you’re looking to get married in your hometown or your fiancé’s…or maybe you want to switch it up and do a destination wedding, you’ll want to consider the ease of the location. Is it easy to get to? Are there nearby hotels that will accommodate all of your guests? Is there Uber or public transit? If your location is remote, consider how your guests will get to and from the venue. Remember, there are always options like buses or something a little chicer like horse-drawn carriages, to take your guests to and from their hotel or to the reception.

Weather 

Weather is every girl’s kryptonite the day of her wedding. Whether you’re planning an indoor or an outdoor wedding, no one wants a thunderstorm or a snowstorm to hinder his or her dream day. While you may not be able to control Mother Nature (if only), you can get an idea of the typical weather in the month and location of where you’re getting married. If it’s a summer wedding, will your venue have air-conditioning? There’s nothing worse than your guests sweating in 90-degree heat because the outdoor barn doesn’t have air conditioning. If you’re dying for an outdoor wedding, you may want to consider a spring or fall wedding to bypass any heat waves. 

Photo Opps

You’ll have and cherish your wedding photos forever, so when scouting venues make sure that you can take nice photos at the venue and that the backdrop is something you’re on board with. When touring a venue, be sure to ask where the best place to take photos is. 

Size

So you’ve decided to get married in a historic church in your hometown, but they only hold 100 guests and your guest list is looking closer to 200. Before you start touring or brainstorming any venue locations, you’ll want to have a rough estimate of your wedding guest list. After all, there’s nothing that will create chaos faster than having to fight over seats at a wedding, trust us!

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10 Timeless Wedding Ideas that Will Never Go Out of Style

Jul 25, 2018 | Comments 0


Here’s how to make sure you always look back on your wedding photos fondly (and without being embarrassed about your hairstyle). 

1. A Classic Chignon Hairstyle

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Speaking of hairstyles you won’t regret, a classic chignon never goes out of style. Not only does it look good on everyone, but its versatility also lends itself perfectly to a beach wedding as well as a boho outdoor ceremony. Plus, if it was good enough for Meghan Markle, it’s good enough for us!

2. A White Dress

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When it comes to wedding dress colors, white stands the test of time and remains a classic, elegant choice that you definitely won’t regret later down the line. While colored gowns go in and out of style, a traditional, white A-line silhouette transcends decades.

3. Matching Bridesmaid Dresses

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If you look at any bridal magazine or wedding blog, you can see that mix-and-match bridesmaid dresses are having a major moment. Whether it’s different variations of the same colored dress or completely different dresses and colors altogether, a lot of brides are switching things up and veering away from traditional matching bridesmaid gowns. While we love this trend just as much as the next wedding obsessed girl, if you’re looking to keep things timeless, you can’t go wrong with matching bridesmaid gowns. Trust us, when you’re looking back on your photos in 20 years, you’ll thank us that you kept things cohesive.

4. Simple Invitations

There’s no denying that crisp, clean invitations with striking typography are the perfect way to set the tone for your wedding. 

5. A Muted Bouquet 

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Pages could be written about our love affair for a striking, bold bouquet filled with autumn favorites like deep reds, burgundys and darks greens. While this nature-inspired trend is all rage at the moment, in ten years you might look back and wish you had opted for a classic bouquet instead. If you’re on the fence, opt for the latter and go with a soft bouquet of pink and white roses to really exemplify the classic romance that we all love so much.

6. Floral Centerpieces 

We’ve seen some pretty out-there centerpieces (think: fish aquariums and paper doves), but a traditional vase filled with classic flowers, like roses and hydrangeas, always seems to keep us coming back for more. 

7. The Post-Vow Toss

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If you’ve ever taken a peek at any wedding fail videos, you know that the #1 mishap comes from that one wedding guest that threw rice a little too hard as the couple was exiting the church. Whether it’s rice or an ill-timed confetti moment that ended up with the bride peeling confetti paper off of her lipgloss, the post-vow toss is best left to a handful of romantic flower petals instead. Plus, there’s no denying that petals make for a much more romantic photo than rice does.

8. A Black Tux

If you’ve ever taken a look at your husband-to-be’s high school prom photos and wondered why he ever chose to wear that red tux or opted for a checkered suit instead of something a little more subdued, then save yourself the headache and have him go for a classic black tux on your wedding day. After all, a fitted black tux always looks sharp and your groom won’t look back in 20 years wondering what was he thinking.

9.  A Long Veil

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A long, sweeping veil is the epitome of breathtaking. There’s a reason this tried and true wedding accessory has survived through the decades— it’s the perfect balance of whimsical and romantic to really offset your wedding gown and play into the romance of the day.

10. Champagne Tower

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While we secretly love a good champagne tower for the amazing Instagram moment in provides, we also know that this classic favorite is the best way to make cocktail hour that much more exciting at your wedding. While other bar moments come and go, a champagne tower is forever (or at least until the bubbly runs out).

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Groomsmen Gift Ideas He’ll Actually Use

Jun 12, 2018 | Comments 0


There are only a few things that groomsmen care about when it comes to weddings. The first is the bachelor party and the second is the groomsmen gift. The actual wedding makes the list too, of course, but let’s face it, your best buddies are really there to give you a wedding neither you nor they will forget any time soon! This is why it’s extra important to get them a groomsmen gift that they’ll actually like and use. Chances are they have enough beer koozies and personalized mugs from past weddings to last them a lifetime, so use this chance to think outside of the box and get them something a bit different.

Mojuba Mini Groom Bags

Mojuba mini groom bags aren’t just meant for the groom, they also make a great gift for your groomsmen as well. We know that your groomsmen take their grooming routine very seriously, and the last thing they want is a five o’clock shadow creeping in on the wedding photos or a case of bad breath ruining their chances at a dance with one of the bridesmaids. This is where this kit will seriously come in handy. If they don’t use the entire kit the day of the wedding, they can also use it as a Dopp kit after the wedding day.

Personalized Travel Bag

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A monogrammed duffel, overnight bag or suitcase is one of our favorite groomsmen gift options. Not only is it a practical gift for them to use when they travel (hello, bachelor party), but it’s also something they’ll have and use for a long time.

A Monogrammed Cooler

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Upgrade your buddies’ cooler with a monogrammed one that he can take with him on fishing outings, camping trips or just kicking back with the boys after work. There are tons of personalized options on Etsy or Wayfair that you can easily order and have delivered in a few days (if you’re on a time crunch).

Yeti Tumbler

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There’s no doubt about it, tumblers are the most practical gift around! Whether your groomsmen is a coffee drinker or not, everyone can use a good tumbler. This stainless steal, double-wall vacuum insulated Yeti tumbler is the best ones on the market—and we know your groomsmen deserves only the best!

A Professional Shave 

While your bride-to-be gets her hair done at the salon with her bridesmaids, treat your groomsmen to a professional shave at an old-school barber. Not only is the experience something they won’t soon forget, but it’s also a great time to relax and get out any pre-wedding jitters. Plus, your whole wedding party will show up to the wedding sharp as can be.

Fancy Dress Socks

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We know that fancy dress socks are right up there with that pack of Hanes socks that your grandmother religiously gets you for Christmas each year, but trust us on this one. Pick out a nice pair for your groomsmen to all wear to your wedding. Make sure the design is one they’ll wear again, so they can get more than one use out of it. You can even tailor them to your groomsmen’s personality. You can also forgo the sock choosing and get them a subscription to a sock-of-the-month club. Men’s Health even picked out the 6 best ones, to save you the extra effort of searching for a legit one.

Their Favorite Beer or Beverage

When in doubt, a pack of their favorite beer or beverage is a gift that you can never go wrong with! 

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Must Haves for a Wedding Day Survival Kit

May 14, 2018 | Comments 0


Wedding Day Survival Kit Must-Haves

When it comes to your wedding day, the old saying “it’s better to be safe than sorry,” is one that you’ll want to take to heart. While you’re bridesmaids are furiously checking their weather apps and doing every possible rain dance to prevent any weather mishaps on your big day, you’ll want to make sure you’re covering all of the other bases. That’s why we created our Wedding Day Survival Kit, filled with anything and everything you might need for a smooth, stress-free wedding. If you’re wondering exactly which essentials we stocked up on (and which ones you should stock up on too), look no further!

1. A Sewing Kit with Pre-Threaded Needles

Whether it’s a loose button, a small tear or a strap that just won’t stay in place, a mini sewing kit is going to be your best ally on your wedding day. Our Mojuba kit is equipped with Gilchrist and Soames sewing kit with pre-threaded needles to solve any last minute sewing woes.

2. Fashion Tape 

Any blogger or fashionista you ask will tote the importance of having fashion tape on hand at all times. We stock our Mojuba Wedding kit with BugCatcherz fashion tape so that you don’t have to worry about keeping things in place. This is especially important if you have a deep v or low-cut dress, as you don’t want anything to come out of place while you’re enjoying your time on the dance floor.

3. Madame Paulette Stain Remover Kit

On your wedding day a simple drop of champagne or splash of juice can ruin your pristine white dress. To combat any spills or splashes, a professional-quality stain removal kit from the famed New York City dry cleaner is a must-have. Trust us, even your bridesmaids will be looking for this handy essential at some point in the night.

4. Eye Drops

When you’re pulling long nights to get everything prepared for your wedding, it’s no secret that you might wake up morning of with tired, red eyes. The Knot suggests to use a few drops if your eyes are red or tired the day of. Some magazines even suggest use them to emphasize the whites of your eyes and really brighten them up for your big day, but be sure to use a brand you’ve tried out before as no one wants any unwanted reactions.

5. Scissors

Why does it always seem that whenever you need a pair of scissors, they are nowhere to be found? Stop this problem in its tracks, and be sure to include a handy pair of scissors to snip away any unruly or out of place threads.

6. Krazy Glue

Call us crazy, but we’re under the impression that there are very few things that Krazy Glue can’t fix. Whether it’s a broken heel that you need to glue in place or a jewel on your earring that can’t seem to stop falling off, this superstar crafting essential is something you won’t want to forget on your wedding day.

7. Dancin’ Feet Shoe Cushions

After you’ve spent all this time crafting the perfect playlist for your wedding DJ or band, you won’t want to miss out on the fun just because your heels are killing you. This is why we include a pair of Dancin’ Feet Cushions in our wedding emergency kits. Trust us, when you hit dance floor for the 20th time to “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” your feet will thank you.

8. Rice Paper Sheets

Even if you had your makeup professionally done, there’s little you can do about that dreaded mid-afternoon oiliness. Our favorites way to banish that forehead glisten and smooth out your complexion is with a swipe of the Palladio Soft Rice Papers. Trust us, these makeup bag essentials will stop shine right in its tracks.

9. Nail Files

Don’t let a broken nail put a damper on your wedding day. Make sure you’re prepared with a few nail files in case of any snagged or unruly nails.

10. Band-Aids

Last but certainly not least, don’t forget about band-aids. From paper cuts to blisters, you’ll want to make sure you’re prepared for any little thing that could happen!

Want to see what else is in our wedding day survival kit for brides? Take a peek at all its big day-saving contents, here

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Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

Apr 10, 2018 | Comments 0


When it comes to wedding flowers, 2018 is all about the unexpected. While last year’s focus was on romantic, soft pastels, this year is all about a bold, vibrant color palette and unique flower choices. Whether you’re on the hunt for the next big trend in wedding flowers or just want a few fresh, fun ideas for your wedding, take a look at some of our favorite fresh flower ideas below.

Protea Bouquets

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The incredibly versatile protea flower makes for a gorgeous centerpiece for your bouquet. This flower has over 81 different varieties and the colors vary from yellow to red and everything in between, making it the perfect addition to your bouquet. The protea flower also represents hope and change, making it symbolic to the new adventure you and your partner are about to embark on. We love this beautiful arrangement from Shotgun Floral Studio, which includes peach and yellow garden roses, dahlias, scabiosa, and king protea tied together with a sequined sash.

Dahlias

Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

Move over peonies, dahlias are the new flower of choice! While peonies have long dominated the wedding scene, dahlias are slowly becoming a popular flower for those looking for something fresh and new for their bouquets. Not only are these stunning florals a real eye-catcher, but they also pair really well with other blooms. We love this bouquet from That Flower Shop, which includes light pink dahlias and dark greenery for a moody, cool-girl vibe. Dahlias are also in season from May to November, making it one of the most versatile flowers out there.

Deeper Hues

Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

2018 is taking a moodier turn and switching things up from pastels and neutrals to deep burgundies and plums. These darks colors pair especially well with nature-inspired accents like succulents, eucalyptus and dusty millers.

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Wreaths and Garlands

Fresh Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

If you take a look at any wedding blog or magazine, you’ll see that wreaths and garlands are making their way onto 2018’s trend list. Circular wreaths are being seen everywhere—including in hanging installations above the alter as well as in centerpieces. They’re even making their way into the bride’s hands as many people are choosing to replace traditional bouquets with wreaths. Garlands are also making a splash this year and being used as statement greenery to bring some color to the day. Whether they’re being used as an accent for the tables, draped over chairs or used in archways, garlands are definitely having a moment in 2018!

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Anthuriums

Wedding Flower Ideas for 2018

While anthuriums are a staple at bohemian and beach weddings, many brides are opting to use them in traditional settings for a modern, contemporary look. Trust us, this statement floral will really make your wedding stand out! Whether they’re used in a bouquet or as a way to add a pop of color to the décor, you can’t go wrong with this tropical flower.

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Carnations

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Before you close your tab after seeing carnations on our list, give us a chance to explain! This year, floral designers are switching things up and giving carnations a cool-girl spin. Mixing carnations with the right accents will give your wedding bouquet a soft, romantic feel. If you want to go the adventurous route, many floral designers are finding alternate ways to use carnations by dying and spray painting them to give your wedding decorations a creative, artistic vibe.

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The Best Viral Wedding Videos of All Time

Mar 08, 2018 | Comments 0


Whenever we hear about a new viral wedding video, we can’t help but to stop everything we’re doing and watch. Whether it’s a hilarious maid of honor speech or an epic dance party, these videos are like our wedding kryptonite. If you are just like us and love to spend your afternoon laughing, crying and gasping at viral weddings videos, then you’re in luck! We’ve handpicked some of our favorites ones that have stolen our hearts and grabbed our attention below.

If you’re in the wedding planning process, be sure your wedding video goes viral for the right reasons! After all, no one wants to be that one bride whose dress splits open midway through her first dance. Mojuba Wedding Day Emergency Kits can save your day in hundreds of ways, from repairing a split hem, to stopping static cling, to keeping blisters off of your feet so you can wow the crowd with your first dance routine. Trust us, after you watch these videos (and bloopers), you’ll want to be prepared for anything!

1. Epic Wedding Entrance

Sometimes the most unsuspecting videos turn out to be the best. What started out as a simple church wedding turned it to one of the most epic wedding entrances we’ve ever seen. This bride, groom and their wedding party choreographed a dance to Chris Brown’s “Forever” and the result was a hilarious and unforgettable wedding entrance. Take a look at the video (if you haven’t already seen it) and join the 96 million (!!) people that have made this video a viral sensation.

2. Michael Bublé Wedding Surprise

Full disclosure—this video gives us all the feels! While the most surprising part of most weddings is usually the speeches, this groom shocked his bride in a totally different way. The bride, Amanda, had casually mentioned (on their first date no less) that she always wanted her husband-to-be to sing a certain Michael Bublé song at her wedding. This groom took it to heart and shocked her with a spot-on rendition of “I’m Your Man.” Be sure to check it out and get ready to be pleasantly surprised by his singing chops.

3. A Father Daughter Dance That Surpasses All Others

While most father/daughter dances are usually done to an emotional song like Unforgettable,” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole or “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra, this father and daughter duo opted for something a little different. They instead chose a medley of some of pretty amazing songs (hint: it includes, Beyoncé and Jump On It). If you’re planning a wedding anytime soon, you might want to rethink your father/daughter dance!

4. A Wedding Reception Turns Into a Music Video Filming

What makes the most epic wedding video of ALL time? We’re glad you asked! All it takes is a great playlist, a videographer and some pretty willing wedding guests. Robert and Teresa took this to heart and did the impossible… they enlisted their 250 wedding guests to create a music video during their wedding reception. Guests were briefed for 10 minutes and put into position before the impromptu music video. The only thing we thought when watching this is where was our invite?!

5. Maid of Honor Rap

This maid of honor decided to forgo a traditional wedding toast and instead opted to rap her entire speech instead. Not many people are brave enough to take on “Ice Ice Baby” in front of a room full of wedding guests, but this cheeky maid of honor did just that, shocking everyone in the room. Check it out and get ready to be seriously impressed.

6. Wedding Fails

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We have to admit, sometimes wedding bloopers are a guilty pleasure of ours. Whether it’s an adorable ring bearer who just happened to drop the rings, a flower toss gone wrong, or a broken shoe that turns into an epic fall, these weddings fails will definitely make you laugh, cringe or something in between. 

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The Top Wedding Color Trends for 2018

Feb 19, 2018 | Comments 0


Looking for a pop of color to add to your big day? We’ve broken down 2018’s top color trends with inspirational details for each. After all, we know that choosing the right colors for your big day is a tough decision, so we did all the hard work for you. Just call us your color gurus! Take a look at 2018’s on-trend hues, and get ready for some major inspiration to come your way. 

Dusty Rose & Green

We’ve already toted our love for all things dusty rose this year, and this time is no different. To offset this pink hue, we love it paired with pops of green. Whether this lends itself to succulents in your bouquet, eucalyptus in your centerpieces or scattered greenery around your venue, the sky is the limit with this romantic combo. Plus this color combination is great for outdoor weddings as it really helps you to take inspiration from the natural elements around you (all you forest wedding gals out there, we’re looking at you)!

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Ultra Violet

Pantone named ultra violet its 2018 Color of the Year, and of course wedding experts couldn’t wait to incorporate this color into this year’s ceremonies. This magical hue is definitely one way to really add a pop of color to your big day. We love the idea of a watercolor wedding invitation too, as the purple really helps the stationary to pop. You may also want to consider adding florals like stunning lilacs and deep purple roses to your bouquet and centerpieces. It’s also a great color for fall, so any September through November wedding gals, this one is for you!

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Black, White & Gold

While dusty rose will give your wedding a romantic, whimsical feel and ultra violet will give it an exciting pop, black, white and gold on the other hand will help your wedding take a turn for the glamorous. Channel some major Old Hollywood vibes with this decadent combination. From sleek black bridesmaid dresses to beautiful champagne colored accents, every little detail counts with this color trend. Plus this is a great opportunity to really go all out on your desserts and drinks. Champagne fountains anyone? In addition to the décor, a lot of brides going this route have extended this color palette to their guests, noting in the invitation the preferred attire colors!

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Burgundy & Navy

Take a turn for the dark side with this next color combination. This year we’re all about burgundy and navy. These deep colors will certainly make your wedding pop. If you’re worried that they are a little too dark for your spring wedding, fear not experts say these colors can work any season! Whether you choose burgundy bridesmaid dresses, have the groomsmen dress in navy suits, or have some fun navy heels be your “something blue”, this color combination will sure to be a crowd favorite. Plus, this unexpected pairing makes for a beautiful bouquet, so get ready to start pinning some amazing floral arrangements to your Pinterest boards. 

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6 Top Wedding Trends of 2018 (and 3 That Are Over)

Jan 29, 2018 | Comments 0


The start of a New Year doesn’t just mean champagne and New Year’s resolutions; it also means a whole new set of wedding trends! While many wedding traditions are timeless, there are a few that don’t quite stand the test of time. We dug through all of our bridal resources and pulled what’s in and what’s out in bridal this year. From new floral displays to eco-friendly weddings, we’ve pulled together all of 2018’s hottest trends and a few things that you should leave behind in 2017. Whether you’re planning a wedding this year, or just want to add a few new items to your Pinterest board (don’t worry we all have them), take a peek at what to expect this year:

Top Wedding Trends of 2018:

Nostalgia Rose Gowns

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Bridesmaids everywhere, rejoice! Cosmopolitan and Wedding Wire are reporting that the “it” color for bridesmaid gowns this year is “nostalgia rose.” This dusty, dark pink shade was seen in almost every 2018 bridesmaid dress collection! It has a subtle romantic vibe that’ll be a nice change from the soft and super girly blush tones that seemed to have taken over every wedding in the past few years. Plus, this color looks amazing in photos, so you can’t go wrong!

A Second Wedding Look

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Brides Executive Director Lisa Gooder is reporting that “this is the year that a second wedding look becomes the norm.” Bridal week was full of chic pants, mini-dresses, jumpsuits and even rompers that are the perfect second look to dance the night away in! This wedding season, expect to see brides slip away after speeches and cake and come back with an entirely new look!

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10 Perfect Engagement Season Gift Ideas

Dec 18, 2017 | Comments 0


It’s no secret that the holiday season is the unofficial start of engagement season. After all, what better time to pop the question than when you’re feeling the holiday cheer and you’re surrounded by and family and friends? Since we’re already midway though December, chances are you’ve seen quite a few ring photos pop up on your Instagram feed. With Christmas and New Year’s right around the corner, you better believe you’ll be seeing a lot more! If someone you know just put a ring on it, we’ve put together a list of 10 thoughtful, fun and budget-friendly gift ideas so you can get back to what’s really important— binge-watching holiday movies!

10 Engagement Season Gift Ideas

1. Mojuba Kit

Bride Wedding Emergency Kit;  Bride Mini Wedding Emergency Kit;
 Groom Wedding Emergency Kit; Groom Mini Emergency Kit

What better engagement present to gift a bride- or groom- to be than the Wedding Emergency Kit? Filled with high-quality products that’ll stop any wedding emergency in its tracks, this thoughtful gift is sure to come in handy on the big day.

2. Monogrammed Hand Towels


If you’re looking for a personalized gift, a monogrammed set of hand towels makes for the perfect present. Bed Bath & Beyond, Pottery Barn and Etsy all have some really great ones.

3. A Robe

Every girl loves feeling glamorous in a silky, soft robe, so why not gift the bride with a gorgeous robe she can get wedding-ready in. We love this ASOS Robe or this Kate Spade Mrs. Robe. 

4. A Necklace with the Wedding Date


If your bride has set the date, gift her with a personalized necklace with her wedding date on it. She’ll love nothing more than to get a beautiful reminder of her upcoming nuptials every time she looks in the mirror. 

5. Nail Polish


It’s no secret that your BFF will be taking approximately 1,000 photos of her sparkly new ring, so be sure her fingers are polished and Instagram-ready with some cute nail polish. If you’re unsure of her favorite color, we suggest sticking with a simple, nude/pink theme like this Deborah Lippmann set.

6. Monogrammed Decanter


 Don’t forget about the groom! A timeless gift like this monogrammed glass decanter is perfect for a mixology-loving groomsman.

7. Champagne Bucket 

You know at least one guest will arrive to the engagement party with a bottle of champagne, so why not gift the newly engaged with something to chill all those bottles with. We love this Crate & Barrel bucket not only for its chic design, but also because it keeps bottles cool for up to 4 hours! How’s that for getting the party started?

8. A Glassware Set

An alternative to monogrammed glasses is a cute “yours and mine” set. After all, all good things come in pairs, and this sweet gift is the perfect way to celebrate a new engagement! Plus, the newlyweds will smile every time they go to reach for a glass in the cupboard.

9. Wedding Notebook

It’s no secret that as soon as the ring is on, every bride starts to mentally prepare for her big day. Jumpstart her wedding planning with a chic notebook that she can jot down any floral ideas, accessory needs or honeymoon plans. 

10. A Couple’s Cookbook

The couple that cooks together, stays together (or something like that)! For the culinary-inspired couple, we love this Newlywed Cookbook. It’ll be a great way for them to start a new activity together and make new memories in the kitchen!

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