Top Wedding Trends for 2019: What’s in and What’s out for Weddings Next Year

Now that wedding season has come to a close, instead of wedding photos flooding your Instagram and Facebook feeds, you’ll start to see engagement photos galore. Thanksgiving marked the start of proposal season, which means that if you’re one of the lucky ladies getting proposed to in the next few months, 2019 will be your year of wedding planning. Before you start stocking up on wedding magazines, be sure to check out of roundup of the top wedding trends of 2019. From crop top gowns to single stem bouquets, 2019 is bringing us more than a few exciting new trends.

1. Floral Installations

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In 2018 we saw floral installations take the place of centerpieces on wedding tables. This trend will continue into 2019, but instead of over-the-top hanging installations, expect to see curated floral moments on tables instead.

2. Gesture Cakes

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This year it’s all about variety as couples are getting unique with their desert choices. While a traditional cake is still at the forefront of popularity, couples are incorporating a few of their favorite desserts like cupcakes, pies and candy for guests to enjoy and having a small “gesture cake” to fulfill the traditional cake-cutting duties. 

3. Single Stem Bouquets

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Step aside greenery, this year brides are opting for single stem bouquets that they can DIY. Not only is this a budget-friendly option, but it also plays into the trend towards simpler, minimalistic wedding décor elements.

4. Polka Dots

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It’s no secret that bridal trends are always changing and hopping to the next big thing, and this year is no different. Expect to see a lot of polka dots walking down the aisles this year. From subtle patterns on the gowns themselves to polka dot veils, you’ll for sure be seeing spots this wedding season.

5. Grazing Tables

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2019 will bring one of our favorite wedding trends—grazing tables. Gone are black tie waiters and waitresses walking around with appetizers. Instead, cocktail hour will be filled with beautiful charcuterie stations for guests to graze at before the meal. Think tables of breads, meats, fruits, nuts, cheeses, and chocolates (what more could you ask for)!

6. Engagement Moons

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Engagement moons have been gaining traction over the years as wedding costs have continued to rise. Couples are opting to take a pre-wedding holiday after their engagement instead of a honeymoon to cut down on costs and save for the wedding. This way they’ll be able to spend some quality time together celebrating their new engagement before the stress of wedding planning sets in.

7. Velvet Linens

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Table linens are taking a cozy turn this year as velvet decor is being chosen as a key table element. Not only is this a perfect fit for fall and winter weddings, but it also helps to create a cozy, yet moody vibe for guests.

8. Crop Tops

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Two-piece wedding dresses swept the runways at Bridal Fashion Week, so you’ll start to see brides this year walk down the aisle in this modern, trendy take on standard wedding gowns.

10 Ideas That Will Make You Want a New Year’s Eve Wedding

A New Year’s Eve wedding instantly brings images of sequins, confetti, sparklers, black and gold accents and most importantly—midnight kisses to mind. With so many fun elements to the first and last party of the year, what’s not to love about planning a New Year’s Eve wedding? To get even more inspired than you already are, take a peak at some of our favorite NYE wedding moments and get ready to check that calendar for 2019!

1.  Sequins, Sequins and More Sequins

We’re always looking for an excuse to wear sequins and a New Year’s Eve wedding is pretty much the epitome of sparkle and shine. Channel your inner golden girl and have your bridesmaids wear sequined dresses. The glitz and glamour of it all will make them feel extra special and it’ll look amazing next to your classic white gown in photos. Plus, your bridesmaids will be extra grateful to you for letting them have a gown that they can actually wear again! 

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2. Countdown In Style

We love the idea of having a clock as the centerpiece of each table so that guests can count down to midnight together.

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3. Skip Your Standard Photobooth 

A NYE wedding gives you the opportunity to have some photo fun with balloons. Have your guests hold balloons from the past year for photos and then at midnight let them go to symbolically “let go” of the past year.

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4. A Timeless Cake 

Take a departure from your typical tiered cake and instead opt for something that ties in with your New Years theme. Not only is this cake a real showstopper, but it also makes a great Instagram moment for your guests… who doesn’t love a good ‘gram moment?

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5. Make an Exit

Hand out sparklers for each guest to light the way as you leave your reception. It definitely beats having rice thrown at you, and it makes for a pretty amazing photo.

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6. New Year’s Resolutions

Play into your holiday theme by having New Year’s resolutions on the table cards. These can be serious, inspiring or funny depending on your and your future husbands’ personality. They’re a fun way to tie in your theme and to give guests some food for thought or a conversation starter at dinner! 

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7. Glamorous Table Runners

Make each table shine with gold sequined table runners. These standout table runners will really set the tone of the party and will give you a chance to play up gold accents with the tableware, place cards and flowers. 

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8. Party Favors

Everyone loves a good party favor, and weddings are no exception! Have a basket of party streamers and noisemakers for guests to grab for the midnight countdown. 

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9. Make it Themed

Halloween doesn’t have to be your only excuse to dress up; your NYE wedding can double as a masquerade party, too! We love a good themed wedding and this one takes the cake for one of our all-time favorites. Let your guests know to dress the part in your wedding invitation and have masquerade masks at each person’s chair so that everyone can take part in the fun.

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10. Pop Bottles 

Bottles of bubbly serve as the perfect take-home gift for your guests. After all, there’s no better way to start the New Year off than with a champagne toast and a midnight kiss!

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How to Narrow Down Your Wedding Venue Search

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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!


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.


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.


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 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 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. 


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!

10 Timeless Wedding Ideas that Will Never Go Out of Style

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).

Must Haves for a Wedding Day Survival Kit

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

The Best Viral Wedding Videos of All Time

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

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. 

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

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

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!

Inspiration for Your Newlywed Holiday Card

Planning your first holiday card as a married couple is an exciting endeavor. Do you choose an engagement photo or a wedding photo for your card? Do you forgo the photo altogether and go the illustrated route? Whichever option you choose, we’ve pulled together some inspiration to guide you through the process.


1. Use a photo from your wedding

If you recently got married, it’s a no-brainer to use one of your wedding photos for your holiday card. After all, a lot of planning and money went into those photos, so why not get the most use out of them? Now the only tough decision is which wedding photo to use!

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2. Use an engagement photo

If you don’t want to use a wedding photo, or your wedding photos haven’t arrived in time, you can always use one of your engagement photos. Not only is this a great way to reuse those beautiful photos you had done, but it’s also a cute way to spread the love to your family and friends. After all, how many times do you hear your grandmother or aunt beg you for cute photos of you and your new hubby? This way they’ll have a photo reminder ever time they look at your holiday card on their fridge!

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3. Skip the photo and go with an illustrated card

How adorable is this card from A cute illustrated graphic is a great way to celebrate the holidays in style. The best part… there are a ton of different routes you can go with an illustrated card, so you and your spouse can choose something that represents your couple style (don’t worry, that’s a thing!) If you guys are the class clowns of your friend group, you can even find a comical card that will give everyone a much-needed laugh during the holidays.

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4. Use your new monogram

Your holiday card is the perfect chance to show off your brand new last name! Whether you choose a simple one like the above card from Pinterest, or you use your combined initials, you can’t go wrong with this simple, yet sophisticated concept.

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5. Plan a holiday photo shoot

It’s no secret that in today’s day and age, everyone loves an excuse for a photo shoot. Whether it’s an engagement shoot or a full on photo shoot for your dog’s first birthday, people love a good photo op. With holiday photos in particular, there’s such a big opportunity to have fun and get creative with your theme. Grab that mistletoe, break out your favorite red sweater and get ready to do some Pinterest stalking for inspiration.

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6. Keep your messaging simple

If you are newly married, chances are you’ve already had to send out quite a few invitations, save the dates and thank you notes this year. So when it comes to your holiday card, it’s time to keep it simple. Cute, straightforward messaging like “our first Christmas together as Mr. + Mrs.” is a great way to spread the love and cheer without being over the top. You can even include a letter to your close family and friends talking about any new career or life developments you and your new husband have had. Whether it’s talking about your honeymoon travels or finding a new house, it’s always nice to include a little note.

Our Favorite Dresses from New York Bridal Fashion Week Fall 2018

Every bridal season we continue to be blow away by each designer’s take on wedding gowns.  Just when we start to think that they couldn’t possibly outdo themselves, they amaze us with new, innovate creations! This season was all about the return to classic silhouettes with full, lightweight skirts owning the runway. Gone were last season’s revealing dresses, and in its place designers chose to show some skin in subtle ways with plunging v-necklines, off-the-shoulder cuts, and thigh-high slits. 

While we could go on and on about the beadwork and silhouettes, we know you’re here to gape at the beautiful dresses. Here are a few of our favorite looks from the Bridal Fall 2018 collections:

Badgley Mischka
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From the curve-hugging silhouette to the breathtaking train, this Badgley Mischka number is a total win in our book.

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How gorgeous is the beaded bodice on this gown? When asked to describe this collection, Badgley said, “we don’t believe in harsh lines in bridal. Everything is glamorous and soft and beaded and sensual.”

This gown just might have you rethinking your white wedding dress plans. If you took one look at this dress and thought it belonged on the red carpet, you’re not wrong! The designers named all of the dresses in this collection after their Hollywood clientele. This gown, called the Bianca, is the perfect red-carpet number… don’t be surprised if you see it on a Hollywood starlet this upcoming award season!


This floral-printed gown is the perfect mix of playful and elegant. If you’re planning a garden wedding, this dress hits all the right marks!

New BHLDN bridal gowns

These vintage-inspired gowns are great for any brides looking to put a modern spin on a retro look.


It’s no secret that Marchesa gowns have a special place in our hearts, and this collection was no exception. It’s been days and our jaws are still on the floor over this dress! With its plunging neckline, thigh-high slit, sheer design and beautiful bow detail, to say we’re in love is an understatement!

If you’re planning on going off-the-shoulder, this is a great way to do it!

Leave it to Marchesa to perfect the boho, romantic vibe. With the plunging neckline and bowed sleeves, this dresses is one of our favorites to date. 

Reem Acra

The tight bodice and flowy skirt make for the perfect princess gown. All you need is a crown (or a floral headpiece) and you’ll be giving Kate Middleton a run for her money. 

Acra is known for her signature embroideries, and this dress with its beautifully crafted threadwork is a perfect example.

Lela Rose

You really can’t go wrong with a simple, sophisticated gown. With this collection, Lela Rose took some of her favorite old world gowns and re-imagined how they would be on modern-day brides. 

Lela Rose Bridal Fall 2018

Artful simplicity and structured silhouettes are key in Rose’s collection.

Vera Wang

We couldn’t have a bridal roundup without including Vera Wang! Wang described this season’s 13-piece collection as having “a volume that’s quite theatrical, in a strange way.” With a mix of lace, embroidery, and unique silhouettes, this assortment is all about “a new way of looking at grandeur.”

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