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Shoe Love is True Love! 5 Ideas for Wedding Footwear. Plus, a Giveaway!


Cinderella is proof that the right pair of shoes can change a girl’s life. And we believe that’s never more true than on your wedding day! The right pair of shoes can make all the difference.

Going to dance the night away? Flats are your BFF. Wearing a short dress? Have some fun with statement shoes — bold colors, jewels, appliques! Put your best foot forward with these five ideas, and don’t miss our Wedding Facebook giveaway for a chance to win your choice of wedding shoes! Continue reading Shoe Love is True Love! 5 Ideas for Wedding Footwear. Plus, a Giveaway!

Real Life Wedding: Brandy’s Non-traditional Budget Wedding


Despite all the books, blogs, and experts telling us otherwise, we know that there’s no right way to have a wedding.  Lots of variables like budgets, timing, and personal preferences play into how a wedding happens. We caught up with Brandy, from the Netherlands, and had a chat about her upcoming non-traditional wedding to her long-term girlfriend. Read on to learn about keeping it simple.

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Wedding Wednesday: To look or not to look?

Happy Wednesday everyone!  In this installment of Wedding Wednesday, I want to talk with you guys about the concept of a first look.

For those who aren’t familiar with the term, first look refers to seeing your husband (or wife!) to be before the ceremony.  It’s a break from tradition, but it is becoming increasingly popular.

The Pros:

~ You get to see your spouse-to-be for the first time without so many eyes on you so you can have a special moment together before the ceremony.  This also allows for some beautiful candid photos of the two of you.

~ A first look can be great for brides who are afraid of all those pre-wedding jitters.  A quiet moment together can really calm your nerves.

~ If you have a lot of guests, taking pictures with the wedding party before the ceremony starts can save time later.

~ Your big day is eventful- the ceremony, talking and greeting guests, toasting- that you don’t get much time to be alone with your partner.  Before the ceremony is a great time to spend just talking and being with each other.

~ Even if you see each other before the ceremony, you and your husband-to-be will still have that moment when you walk down the aisle.  Him seeing your dress beforehand doesn’t change that.

The Cons:

~ Traditionally, the bride and groom wouldn’t see each other until the bride’s father walked her down the aisle.  If you want a traditional wedding (like the royal wedding!), a first look probably isn’t for you.

~ If you wait to take photos after the ceremony, you’ll have that newlywed look in your eye (you just got married!), something that can be missing from photos taken before the ceremony.

The Compromise

Some couples are deciding to do what might very well be the best of both worlds.  Before the ceremony, they don’t actually see each other, they talk to each other through a door. Genius, right?  And the photos from this type of encounter are AMAZING :)


So let me know what you think!  Would you want a first look before your wedding?

And of course, make sure to check out LightintheBox Weddings for beautiful dresses and accessories.


Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Headpieces

Most brides spend a lot of time thinking about their dress – the cut, style, if it will be pure white or cream – the list goes on and on. But another choice, one that is arguably just as important, is what you will wear on your head.

First – veil or no veil?

If you picked veil:

Pick your veil based on the look of your dress:

Longer veils are better suited to floor-length gowns or gowns with a train. Conversely, shorter dresses look better with shorter veils. If your dress has a high neck or is a more eclectic style, a very short visor veil is a good option.

The most popular veil length is the fingertip length which goes down to (you guessed it!) your fingertips.

If you said no veil:

Many modern brides are choosing head adornments other than the traditional veil. Some wear elaborate headbands, tiaras, or pins, while others simply leave their heads bare.

Brides with long faces look better with headbands or decorative flowers pinned on the side. Brides with rounder faces are more suited to tiaras or bridal hats pinned near the top.


Whether you choose to wear a veil or a different type of head-wear, make sure it doesn’t take away from an intricately designed dress. But if your dress is simpler, your head-wear can be more elaborate!

What kind of veil or headpiece do you want to wear at your wedding? Show us pictures of your ideas in the comments!

Take a look at some of our headpieces on the LightintheBox Wedding page.


Wedding Wednesday: A Colorful Bride

There’s no argument—a bride should be the center of attention on her wedding day. This is usually achieved by being the only person at the ceremony who is wearing a bright white dress, but lots of modern brides are choosing to stand out in a different way. With a pop of color! In this week’s post you’ll see some fantastic options for colorful brides.

These days, brides (and grooms!) are incorporating their creativity into their weddings in lots of different ways—DIY décor, fun photo booths, wacky socks or neckties, funky shoes or bright jewelry. Wearing items with a pop of color allows a bride to showcase her sense of style and get creative on her big day.

Wearing a wedding gown that’s in color is a daring choice; if you’re not fully committed to donning a colored dress, no need to worry! Try starting small; colorful wedding wraps, jewelry, shoes or handbags are all fabulous choices. With all the amazing options out there these days, you’ll have no problem finding the right colorful accessory for you!

As always, feel free to check out our LightInTheBox Wedding Collection for more ideas!

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