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

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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!

The Look for Less: 10 Bridal Fashion Week Trends

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Your wedding-themed Pinterest board is about to see a lot of action! Bridal Fashion Week just wrapped and whether you’re actually planning a wedding or just love looking at pretty photos, there’s a lot to get excited about. The week brought an abundance of swoon-worthy gowns and 10 trends that are particularly pin-able. Continue reading The Look for Less: 10 Bridal Fashion Week Trends

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

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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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Bridal Week on a Budget: 4 Great Looks From New York That You Can Actually Afford

Bridal Week came to a conclusion last week in New York, giving onlookers hundreds of wedding styles to drool over.  Top designers like Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang showed off inspiring designs for brides-to-be to lust after. The problem is, the average bride may not have the tens of thousands of dollars required for these new looks. Lucky for you, we’ve taken a few of the greatest looks from the catwalk and put them within your budget.  Here are the top 4 styles from New York that you can own for less. Continue reading Bridal Week on a Budget: 4 Great Looks From New York That You Can Actually Afford

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Styled By LightInTheBox is the feature of our official Instagram account! Follow us to get great style ideas for the office, cocktail parties, prom, weddings and more! If you’re ever at a loss as to how to look fantastic on a budget, browse our fashion catalog on instagram to be inspired and see our outfit ideas, complete with prices!  Continue reading Get Style Inspiration From LightInTheBox Instagram

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Quick Veil Guide

Veils are a defining feature of bridal couture, historically women used to wear their hair flowing down their back for their wedding to show their purity and the veil came to symbolize this and has become synonymous with bridal wear for many hundreds of years!

Here is a quick guide to help you choose the perfect veil for you!

Bird Cage veils don’t cover the whole face usually or just barely cover the face, and are usually part of a barrette or head piece.

Blusher Veils just cover the face and are often lifted up to revealed the bride either at the beginning or end of the ceremony.

Elbow Veils come to the elbows and are less formal.

Finger Tip veils fall to the hips or the finger tips and can be used in a variety of wedding settings from semi-formal to very formal.

Waltz Veil is knee length and sometimes called Ballet style.

Chapel Veils fall to the floor and usually are worn with dresses that have a brush or chapel train.

Cathedral Veils are worn with very formal dresses that have equally long or longer cathedral trains.

Royal Cathedral Veils, you’re marrying Prince Harry – congratulations!

Tiered Veils incorporate drama into simple dresses and often just add blusher veils to traditional veils.

Are you going to wear a veil in your ceremony?

Wedding Wednesday: Dazzling Jewelry to match your Dress!

It’s important to employ a great balance while accessorizing your Bridal Look.  It’s important to consider all sorts of factors; neckline, dress embellishments, bridesmaids accessories, hairstyle, and floral arrangements.

We will discuss each of these factors and how they should help govern your jewelry choices!

1. Neckline – whether you are going sweetheart strapless or high-collar, it’s important to consider the line you are creating around your decolletage.  If you are exposing more collar bone, with a strapless dress, a necklace is completely acceptable.  However, be aware of large earrings paired with necklaces(!) this can be too much bling and distracting over all.

2. Dress embellishments – if your dress bodice is covered in pearls or appliques, it is better to tone down your jewelry.  Have some simple stud earrings or an understated necklace or hair piece.  If your dress is simple and stately, you can have more lavish jewelry and a statement hair piece.  If there is a lot of bead work or rhinestones on the neckline of your dress, forgo a necklace completely – it will be too much.

  

3. Bridesmaids accessories – make sure you talk to your Bridesmaids beforehand about jewelry(don’t want them to outshine you!) if the Bridesmaids are in strapless dresses, necklaces are totally acceptable, however it might be better for them to all be matching – it could be their bridesmaids gift!

 

4. Hairstyle – plays a big role in jewelry so decide early what your hair is going to be like.  If you have short hair, smaller hanging earrings are ideal.  If you have long hair and are leaving it down, you can choose anything from studs to statement earrings depending on the feel you want to create.

 

5. Floral arrangements – it sounds crazy – but this does make a difference! If you are using a BIG luxurious bouquet, bracelets are completely not necessary.  Bouquets are an accessory and part of your whole ensemble.  If you have a brooch bouquet or a bouquet that is being accented by other items, then you don’t want to draw attention away from that, so don’t wear a bedazzled belt or big bracelets.  You can however include flowers in your headpiece for a romantic feel!

 

 

Have a sister or friend offer their second pair of eyes to make sure you aren’t under-done or over-dazzling! What sorts of unique and interesting jewelry did you have on your wedding day? Share a comment or photos with your stylish jewelry additions to your Bridal Couture!

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Wedding Wednesday: DIY-athon

Get your craft hands ready to add personal touches and unique atmosphere to your wedding!  Doing It Yourself with some items will save you big money, but you must be willing to spend some time!

 

You can easily make a cupcake liner pomander that will compliment you colors perfectly! Use them on the chairs to decorate your ceremony, then move them over to be used as center pieces or table decorations at the reception! These can be made with paper flowers, tissue paper, silk flowers, ribbons and even more! Great for Spring and Summer weddings!

Different Use of Empty Jars

Empty glass jars and bottles that you collect from your friends and family can be used in a variety of ways! Put candles in them for table decoration, put flowers in them, fill with water and floating candles or use mismatched jars with tags for escort and have them use them throughout the night! This is ideal for Rustic and Vintage weddings!

Ribbons are a colorful and playful way to bring your colors to different areas of your wedding! Make ribbon curtains to add drama to your ceremony area, or as a backdrop to areas of your reception.  Decorate chairs at the reception or at the ceremony venue with ribbons for a touch of elegance or playfulness!

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With Winter in the air, create warm treats for your guests for a favor that will warm them up on cold nights! Personalized tags and plastic bags make the gift special and the contents will definitely be appreciated!

Do YOU have any great Wedding DIY ideas you would like to share? Post them in the comments!

 

 

 

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Wedding Wednesday: Add Sequins for a Winter Wedding

 

Adding Sequins to your wedding will give a great glam effect!  In Winter turn up the heat for a sparkling wedding!

Jenny Packhard’s Fall 2013 collection was full of vintage Hollywood glitz and glamour!  Having a sparkling dress is sure to add drama to your wedding! Accessorize with sequined clutches and hair pieces for you or your wedding party! PUMP up the volume with some showstopping shoes! At last, add some dazzle to your bouquet with brooches, crystals or pearl inserts for the ultimate shimmer showdown!

Remember to not over-sequin your shine! Accents in the right places will add just the right amount of glamour to your Winter Wedding!

Wedding Wednesday: Kids at weddings + Giveaway!

At the end of this post I’m going to tell you how you can win FREE JEWELRY!  Scroll down to check it out :)

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Having kids at weddings  can be a wonderful part of the celebrations.  But they can also lead to some hard decisions – can they come to the ceremony but not the reception, will only children of a certain age be allowed, will only children of close family members be allowed, will children not be invited to the wedding at all – the list goes on and on.

Here are some tips to keep in mind when planning your wedding:

  • If you will have kids at your reception, make sure to serve kid-friendly options (for those under age 12) and provide crayons, paper and other games to keep them occupied.  Depending on your budget and venue, having a separate kids’ room with a sitter is a great option.
  • If you have a flower girl and ring bearer in your ceremony, they should be invited to the reception.  Don’t put the parents in a position where they have to explain to their child that he or she is part of the wedding but can’t come to the party.
  • Whether or not you’re inviting kids to your wedding, check in with all the parents that you’re inviting.  Call them and let them know whether or not their kids are invited and if they are, what childcare (if any) will be available.
  • If you only want a few kids in the wedding, it is okay to just invite children over a certain age, or children in the immediate family.  Just be sure all parents are aware of this to avoid any awkwardness later on.

So here’s the good part!  Win FREE JEWELRY by sharing your experiences with kids at weddings.  Do you think it’s a good idea or a bad idea?  Will/did you have kids at your wedding?

Let me know in the comments!

And as always, find great deals on wedding goods from LightInTheBox!  We have flower girl dresses and more on sale now.