Wedding Date: April 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: The Perfect Dress

Yee-Haw: Austin Here We Come!

Posted on November 28, 2014 by  Miss Blushing Bride   //   Comment

It is official – I am going to Austin for my bachelorette with my ladies! There is going to be a huge group of us, about 18 of us NYC/NJ girls venturing to Austin, TX. I cannot wait to spend a long, fun weekend with them all. I know it is going to be a blast because this is a fantastic bunch of friends.  Since we are going in the wintertime, the weather will be a cool 60-70 degrees, which is perfect and will certainly beat the cold NYC weather that is bound to happen.

I already started looking up some things to do/see (line-dancing, bbq) and what to wear, of course.

A cowboy hat (and/or boots) will of course be necessary. This group of gals in matching hats not only makes for a cute pic, but doubles up as a discreet buddy system too! ❤ this!  itsabrideslife.com ~ #bacheloretteparty

A lot of bachelorette parties nowadays make custom tanks for the group, which is super fun. Including a custom hash-tag with the brides current/upcoming name and/or bachelorette destination is pretty standard practice – the key is to think of something punny! These girls did the look justice by incorporating jeans shorts and cowboy boots with their custom tanks – one last ride before she becomes a bride. ❤ this!  itsabrideslife.com ~ #bacheloretteparty

The Wedding Party actually did a post on bachelorette party dresses by city. Austin happened to be mentioned, so I HAD to include their choices! The first dress is the only one that really fits my style however, a little flirty and fun.  ❤ this!  itsabrideslife.com ~ #bacheloretteparty

I definitely need to add a little more “white” to my repertoire, so I am on a hunt for a fun party dress to wear. Once I find it, I will be sure to post to share with ya’ll (see what I did there?)


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Wedding Date: August 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: The Perfect Dress

Can I have every minute of it?

Posted on November 28, 2014 by  Miss Creative Bride   //   Comment

We’ve already booked our Photographer. Now it’s time for our videographer!

As we were thinking about our Videographer, we filtered through a few questions, including:

  • Do we want one or multiple videographers?
  • Do we want Videographers to capture us getting ready?
  • How long do we want the final snippet video to be?

After some searching, I think we’ve found our perfect Videographer- but I won’t reveal that yet! We narrowed down our requirements and needs.

  • We don’t need a videographer to be there when we’re getting ready. We figured we already have 2 photographers capturing each of our moments getting ready.
  • I want a camera to be set up to record EVERY SINGLE thing that’s going on. It would be moved around, periodically. With videographers, you tend to miss certain things, since they can’t be everywhere at once. Videographers would capture what the stationed camera isn’t.
  • I’d rather look back and be able to replay 4 hours worth of wedding footage as opposed to a 30 minute recap. In my case, i’m getting both.

 ~ we ❤ this!  itsabrideslife.com ~  #weddingvideographerRhode Studios


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Wedding Date: July 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Fantastic Finds

A Thanksgiving wedding?

Posted on November 27, 2014 by  Miss Long-Distance Bride   //   Comment

On a whim i thought I would look up “Thanksgiving weddings” to see if they were common…and guess what, they are! Thanksgiving time weddings are so much fun because you can use all of the pretty fall themes and colors. Thanksgiving is also all about family and friends being together. It is also a time to be grateful for the blessings of life. Both of these things fit right into a wedding! So if you’re a bride that is thinking about having a wedding around Thanksgiving time, here is a dose of inspiration for you!

  we ❤ this!  itsabrideslife.com #fallwedding

Pies, Gords, Cake

  we ❤ this!  itsabrideslife.com #fallwedding

Name cards, Place Setting

  we ❤ this!  itsabrideslife.com #fallwedding

Bouquet, Pumpkin CenterpieceTable Setting


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Wedding Date: June 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Catherine Simms Bridal

Honeymoon…I DO!

Posted on November 27, 2014 by  Miss City Lights Bride   //   Comment

I think the best part of wedding planning is the end result…the honeymoon! Ok, well, the marriage is the best part, but how much fun is a trip to an exotic locale? So much fun, that Dan and I have decided to take TWO trips! We thought about it, and we will take a long weekend trip to someplace close and easy to get to/from, right after the wedding and then a few months later, we will go halfway around the world to Bora Bora or Thailand.

Our first plan was to do something different and have our guests vote for where we should take our trip to, but since we are traveling on points/miles (through strategic spending for our wedding), we need to book our airfare 330 days out. Yes, exactly 330 days, that is when the airlines open up flights for purchase/mile usage, so if this is your plan, make sure to pay attention to the dates of your prospective trip. If you want to sit together and sit in first class, then you will want to make sure to book as close to 330 as possible. Dan is taking care of all of these details, as he loves to figure out airline routes and travel itineraries.

Before deciding where we wanted to go, we each narrowed down our top three destinations and then narrowed it down again for two reasons:

1. Weather in various places of the world in October (month we want to travel). Here is a great article from The Knot, breaking down each month for the best places to visit. You might get a really great deal on a trip to Jamaica, but if it’s hurricane season, how great would it be? Always check your destinations’ weather pattern.

2. How active we want to be during our honeymoon. This is a big one that many couples forget. Do you want to sightsee all day, every day or would you rather sit on a beach and do next to nothing for your trip? If the former is more your feeling, then somewhere like Europe would be the place for you, but if you want to relax and take things easy, it might not be the best option.

So, now that we’ve decided on those items, it’s pretty much going to come down to what location has the best flight options for the miles we have. Which would you choose Thailand or Bora Bora?

  ~ we ❤ this!  itsabrideslife.com ~ #honeymoons

Phuket

  ~ we ❤ this!  itsabrideslife.com ~ #honeymoons

Bora Bora

We can’t really go wrong either way!


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Wedding Date: March 2015
Wedding Dress: David Tutera for Mon Cheri
Courtesy of: Encore Formals and Bridal

I Dos and Dont’s

Posted on November 27, 2014 by  Miss Rustic-Chic Bride   //   Comment

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I came across this great article on Bridal Guide that summarized some of David Tutera’s favorite dos and don’t for your wedding day. There are so many tips you will get from friends, family, blogs and etiquette books and while you may not agree with all of them, I think these below are tried and true tips I definitely want to remember.

I Dos

-Do inject you and your fiance’s personalities into every element of your big day.

-Do practice walking around in your wedding shoes a few times before your wedding day.

-Do choose a hair and makeup style that is similar to your daily look, with a touch of upgraded glamour.

-Do be upfront with all your vendors about what you do and don’t want at your wedding.

-Do remember to send thank-yo notes to those who made your special day perfect, but may not have been a guest at your wedding.

I Don’ts

-Don’t spend the day on Facebook and Twitter!

-Don’t fogret to eat throughout the day and at your reception.

-Don’t be afraid to give your speakers a suggested time limit for their toasts.

-Don’t feel like you have to stick to either traditional wedding customs of current trends.

-Don’t sweat the small stuff!

Read more of what David has to say in the article on Bridal Guide HERE.

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