Wedding dresses seemed to be just about everywhere we looked throughout the entire week, so that is where we are going to be focusing our attention for the first half of this week’s wedding planning roundup.
In addition to finding some great content to help you say yes to a dress, we also found some gorgeous inspirations that you will definitely want to see for yourself.
Let’s get right into this week’s ten most-helpful wedding planning articles from around the web.
1. Wedding Dress Mythbusting
When it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress, the only real rule is that there are no rules. This article from The Wedding Playbook sheds some light on five of the most common myths that hold brides back from finding their perfect wedding dress.
Whether you are just starting out the process of dress shopping or you have already made a decision, this is a great read to help make sure you aren’t overlooking any better options.
2. Have You Considered a Jumpsuit?
“Maybe it’s the modern, carefree attitude they exude, perhaps it’s the cool, stylish brides who rock them, or maybe it’s the endless possibilities that tailored jumpsuits and two-pieces create. Epic silhouettes, daring necklines, ornate embellishment, or crisp textures, we’ve rounded up 20 bridal jumpsuits that pack in just as much wow factor as any wedding dress!”
This fun post at One Fab Day picks up right where the previous one left off with 20 fun alternatives to classic gowns. All of these gorgeous jumpsuits are stunning, and they add a unique twist to just about any style of wedding.
3. Back to the Formal Stuff
Maybe the jumpsuits are taking the non-traditional approach just a bit too far for your taste. That’s completely understandable. Or maybe they’re just not your thing. That’s fine too.
Another way to have a fresh take on wedding dresses is to purchase a classic look that is custom made or one-of-a-kind. After taking some time to search through the Etsy archives, Intimate Weddings came up with this article highlighting ten of their favorite custom wedding dress options.
4. Royal Dress Inspiration
“Royal weddings set off a wave of trends. The world awaits with baited breath as the newest royal bride makes her way down the aisle and within minutes, it seems as if dress knockoffs hit the stores. Here’s a look back at some of the most popular royal wedding inspired dress trends from the past few years.”
From Meghan Markle to Sofia Hellqvist, nothing starts a wedding trend quite like a royal bride. This article from Wedding Bee breaks down five wedding dress trends that have come from royal weddings over the past few years.
5. Wedding Dresses for Expecting Mothers
Sporting a growing baby bump makes just about everything about finding the perfect wedding dress a little more complicated, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible.
This article at Chic and Stylish Weddings offers up three helpful tips for pregnant brides to make sure that the dress works to keep you comfortable on your big day.
6. Beach Wedding Pros & Cons
It’s no secret that beach weddings are one of the most popular themes we see here each and every summer. But whether you are planning a destination wedding or looking to bring the beach to Beaver County, there are plenty of good and bad things about beach weddings.
Wedding Bee was all over the pros and cons of beach weddings this week, and they highlighted some of our favorite positive notes about those tropical celebrations.
7. Overspending Your Wedding Budget
“Ask any recently-married couple, and they’ll tell you: Spending too much money on a wedding is really, really easy to do. In fact, according to the WeddingWire Newlywed Report, roughly half of couples spend more than planned on their big day. So why do couples go over budget so frequently? There are lots of reasons, but it all stems from a lack of pre-planning and research. Yes, we totally get that talking to your future spouse, parents, and/or in-laws about money can be super-awk and learning about how much a wedding really costs sounds about as fun as getting teeth pulled, but if you want to stay within budget, you just have to suck it up and do it.”
We talk budget with brides and grooms every day of the week all year round. Everyone’s budget is different, but hardly anyone avoids blowing past the limits that they set for themselves.
This helpful article from our friends at WeddingWire breaks down some of the most common reasons couples go over their budgets, and knowing those mistakes is the first step in avoiding making them yourself.
8. Vineyard Barn Wedding Inspiration
We’re a little light on fresh inspirations in this week’s roundup, but this Vineyard Barn Wedding that was featured on Rustic Wedding Chic is impressive enough to make up for it. Wow.
The Voltswagon Bus and the mirror seating chart are two ideas that would be a blast to steal, and we could totally help you pull off the feel of a barn while still offering modern amenities…like air conditioning!
9. The Edison Bulb Head Table
Speaking of ideas that you might want to borrow, check out the way the Edison bulbs hang above the head table in the venue featured in this wedding featured on Rock My Wedding recently.
10. Fall Wedding Color Palettes
If you are in the process of planning a fall wedding, this article from WeddingWire pulls together 21 different color palettes that can help you pull off your fall wedding in style.
Whether you take one of these as is, combine a few together to create something unique, or simply use these example to rule out what you don’t want, there is a ton of great options to look at here.
There are no easy decisions when it comes to planning your wedding, and things like dresses and color palettes are just the tip of the iceberg. Make sure that you sign up for our email newsletter below and we will keep hooking you up with the most helpful tips and trick throughout your planning process.