Bridal Fantasy https://bridalfantasy.com Your Ultimate Wedding Experience Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:44:19 +0000 en-CA hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://bridalfantasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/cropped-favicon-100-1-150x150.jpg Bridal Fantasy https://bridalfantasy.com 32 32 Appealing Wedding Dresses to Match Your Venue Style https://bridalfantasy.com/appealing-wedding-dresses-to-match-your-venue-style/ https://bridalfantasy.com/appealing-wedding-dresses-to-match-your-venue-style/#respond Fri, 31 Jul 2020 18:40:15 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82486 Do you have bigger plans for your big day? Do you want everything perfect from your wedding dress to your venue style? Are you unable to decide what to go for as the theme of it all? If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you have hit the right place, Ms. Bride-to-be! […]

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  • Do you have bigger plans for your big day?
  • Do you want everything perfect from your wedding dress to your venue style?
  • Are you unable to decide what to go for as the theme of it all?
  • If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you have hit the right place, Ms. Bride-to-be! As we are at your service with the best tips to get your perfect day planned from dress to venue style.

    According to a survey conducted by Vashi Dominguez, 80% of women say that they have regrets about their wedding day. And one of the main reasons they feel that way is because of their wedding dress. It shows the importance of the main wedding gown and how it goes along with the venue style. These days many women are opting to go for a theme that coordinates both their dress and décor. Anything that is too matchy-matchy is not the way to go, but subtle themes that tie everything together is the new 2020 trend and looks great overall.

    List of wedding dresses that match your venue style

    Hence, we have gathered a list of five themes that allow you to coordinate your wedding dress with your venue style.

    1.     Bohemian and Rustic Vibes

    Bohemian and rustic venue

    An outdoor, day wedding with lots of greenery, natural light, and rustic furniture is the perfect combination for bohemian weddings. Hire florists to decorate your venue with drooping plants that give that rusty romantic vibe. Work your bohemian magic by turning your venue into a paradise straight out of a Shakespearean novel. Add natural plants to the aisle as well, and make sure to use wood furniture to compliment. Use soft flowy fabrics for your boho-chic wedding gown. Add illusion sleeves and lace midriff to accentuate the feel of the overall rustic vibe.

    Wedding dresses to match your venue style

    1.     A Classic Romantic Wedding Venue Style

    Classic, romantic Venue

    One can never go wrong with a classic romantic ambiance paired with a beautiful long white gown for their wedding day. A classic white wedding color palette is one of the most popular wedding styles. Most people are attracted to the traditional aspect of things when it comes to such themes. Brides like to go for the classic white wedding that adds to their wedding event’s decoration, dress, and groom’s suit attire to too. Keeping in mind the full package this theme has to offer makes it a good one. And given the fact that many people these days are going for more modern touch for their weddings, it is more on the unique side than typical.

    Wedding dresses to match your venue style

    1.     Vintage & Artsy Wedding Venue Style

    Vintage and Artsy Venue

    If you want to capture the essence of a bygone era, a little throwback to the 20s, an artsy atmosphere, then a vintage wedding is your way to go. It is easy to ask your wedding decorator at the Australian Master to add that 20s touch and keep the lighting low to bring on that environment. As far as your wedding gown is concerned, then even that is not a worry. Full lace gowns and intricate beading bring about that quintessential vintage bridal look that you can never go wrong with. Brides also go for lengthy net veils to compliment the look despite the accessory being out of fashion these days.

    Wedding dresses to match your venue style

    1.     Hollywood Glam Party

    Hollywood Glam Party

    Add some high-tech lighting, a grand entrance, and a soaring high ceiling, and you have your Hollywood glam party deco ready. More on the modern side of things, glam wedding are quickly becoming the norm as more and more people are moving towards a more contemporary look of things than a traditional or classical one. Although going for a contemporary gown on your big day is a bit eye-popping as people are still not used to seeing anything other than the classic white. But cocktail gowns in bright cherry hues, paired with premium jackets and minimalistic jewelry complete the overall look and go great with the theme.

    Wedding dresses to match your venue style

    1.     Beach Wedding

    Beach Venue

    Event managers at King Essay say that many people are changing their preferences for destination weddings. And beaches are the number one venue on that list where people like to plan their big day. Anywhere exotic like Cancun or the Bahamas have made it great for people to enjoy a lovely, day wedding partying at the beach. The overall theme doesn’t need more decoration as the whole ocean is a backdrop, and a delicate flowy white gown will do just about right for this kind of wedding.

    Wedding dresses to match your venue style

    Bottom Line

    A wedding should be an expression of love between two people coming together as well as involving all their loved ones in the ceremony and exchanging wedding gifts. These themes work great for coordinating everything accordingly. If you resonate with any one of our themes mentioned above and want to match your dress to your venue style, then do give them a try. Hopefully, we help you organize your big day as unique and as coordinated as you want, without any regrets!

    Author Bio: Amanda Jerelyn is currently working as an Event Planner at Crowd Writer, an excellent platform with great essay writers at your service. She enjoys organizing events for her friends and family in her personal life. You can take her professional advice in this regard through her blogs at Academist Help.

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    Minimalist Jewelry from Elsie Grey https://bridalfantasy.com/minimalist-jewelry-elsie-grey/ https://bridalfantasy.com/minimalist-jewelry-elsie-grey/#respond Wed, 22 Jul 2020 19:00:00 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82118 Minimalist, classic, fine jewelry for everyday wear – Designed by Michelle C What is it? Minimalist jewelry, or “barely there” jewelry, consists of clean simple lines without bold colours or sparkle. Minimalist pieces became so popular mainly due to the instagrammable nature of the pretty, simple pieces. They add just enough style to your average […]

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    Minimalist, classic, fine jewelry for everyday wear – Designed by Michelle C

    What is it?

    Minimalist jewelry, or “barely there” jewelry, consists of clean simple lines without bold colours or sparkle. Minimalist pieces became so popular mainly due to the instagrammable nature of the pretty, simple pieces. They add just enough style to your average outfit, without overpowering your look.

    How to Wear it?

    You can find any piece of jewelry in the minimalist style; earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. The dainty, delicate nature of minimalist jewelry ads a subtle sex appeal to your complete look while staying perfectly classy. You can wear them on their own to discreetly present your sense of style, or double down on the essential layering pieces by stacking them up together or as accents to your other jewelry pieces. Minimalist Jewelry is the perfect complement to the modern, chic woman.

    Elsie Grey Arta Earrings

    When to Wear it?

    Is there ever time when minimalist jewelry doesn’t fit the bill? We think not! Simple pieces have a beautiful way of making any look just a little sleeker and more polished. Not to mention, who wants to wear chunky items on a hot summer day?

    Update your every day, go-to jeans & tee for a chic, understated elegance. Add allure to any outfit without overpowering the total look.

    Going minimalist for your wedding? These jewelry pieces are the perfect way to accentuate your natural beauty without overpowering you or your dress.

    OR choose minimalist jewelry as a gorgeous, thoughtful gift for your bridesmaids to wear on your big day. It’s the perfect reminder of your friendship and they’ll be wearing your gift for years to come!

    Elsie Grey Megara Earrings

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    Looking for more style advise and important topics about your wedding day? Head over to the Bridal Fantasy Blog to read more.

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    Popular DIY Devon Wedding Venue Sees First Post Lockdown Wedding https://bridalfantasy.com/post-lockdown-wedding/ Thu, 16 Jul 2020 22:45:16 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82444 Saturday, July 4th saw the first post lockdown wedding at North Devon’s Ash Barton Estate in over three months. The happy couple, Emily Smith and Ben Watts from Topsham, plus a couple of dozen of their closest friends and family, enjoyed a socially distanced wedding on the grounds of Ash Barton. With a romantic wedding […]

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    Saturday, July 4th saw the first post lockdown wedding at North Devon’s Ash Barton Estate in over three months.

    The happy couple, Emily Smith and Ben Watts from Topsham, plus a couple of dozen of their closest friends and family, enjoyed a socially distanced wedding on the grounds of Ash Barton. With a romantic wedding ceremony beside the lake, followed by a picnic and drinks in the old chapel.  

    They’ve Got Their Love on Lockdown

    In fact, July 4th was Emily and Ben’s original wedding day, before pushing the date back to June 2021 as the country went into lockdown. But with Devon registrars offering their services again from last Saturday, the couple opted to have their wedding ceremony anyway. Albeit with just a handful of people, followed by a big party at Ash Barton in June next year.

    “Having flexibility is what Ash Barton is all about,”

    says Simon Daukes, owner of the family-run business. “At the beginning of lockdown, I called all the brides and grooms and said ‘listen, let’s get you booked in for next year wherever possible. But, if things start to open up and you want to have some kind of ceremony or celebration on your original day, you can. The choice is yours.’ For me, that’s what a good wedding venue is all about. Giving couples plenty of flexibility and letting them make their own decisions. Whatever they choose to do, we’re here to support them.”

    “We originally planned to have a big wedding at The Ash Barton Estate over several days,” says Emily. “It was meant to be a big weekend celebration with lots of friends and family. Ben has family from Thailand and the USA who were going to travel to attend our wedding. So when we found out about the Government COVID-19 restrictions, we had to rethink our original wedding plans drastically.

    “When Simon said we could have an intimate wedding with a few guests, we just felt sheer joy. Knowing that our original date could happen, and we could make that commitment to one another was an amazing feeling. 

    The Joy of Post Lockdown Weddings

    “We were only allowed 30 guests, so it was our immediate family attending plus 1-2 guests on either side.  As we were confined to our homes for so long, it was extra special to see our closest friends and family again. I think being in lockdown has made us really appreciate them.”

    The team at Ash Barton worked hard to prepare the venue for Saturday and ensured the converted luxury stable block, with its posh loos and getting-ready-room, was completely sanitised and for the sole use of the wedding party.

    To date, over 60 events booked between March and October have been successfully rearranged for 2021 or later in the year.

    Contact:

    Simon Daukes of Ash Barton Estate

    M: 07785 386622

    E: simon@daukes.co.uk

    About The Ash Barton Estate

    Set in the beautiful North Devon countryside, Ash Barton is a Grade II* listed building with parts dating back to 1665. It’s also the UK’s most popular DIY curfew-free, no corkage wedding venue, where couples can marry at any number of locations on the estate, including a wildflower meadow, an old chapel and a courtyard, and are free to organize their own food, drink, decorations, theme, and music.

    http://www.ashbarton.com

    Going forward with your original date? These articles will be super helpful while planning your post lockdown wedding:

    Downsize your ceremony – https://bridalfantasy.com/wedding-trends-the-rise-of-the-minimony/

    Formal face masks so you can look amazing, while keeping the people you love safe – https://bridalfantasy.com/wedding-worthy-face-masks-we-love/

    Go virtual – https://bridalfantasy.com/virtual-engagement-sessions-are-here/https://bridalfantasy.com/go-virtual-with-these-4-pre-wedding-events/https://bridalfantasy.com/planning-a-virtual-wedding/

    Honeymoon at home – https://bridalfantasy.com/planning-a-homeymoon/

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    The Most Prevalent Myths About Black Marriage https://bridalfantasy.com/the-most-prevalent-myths-about-black-marriage/ Wed, 24 Jun 2020 17:05:52 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82416 Do black people get married? That question has been asked in one form or another in a series of news reports about the black marriage crisis. Such stories seem to be concerned about black women in search of love, but these media reports have largely served to fuel stereotypes about African Americans. Moreover, by suggesting […]

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    Do black people get married? That question has been asked in one form or another in a series of news reports about the black marriage crisis. Such stories seem to be concerned about black women in search of love, but these media reports have largely served to fuel stereotypes about African Americans. Moreover, by suggesting that too few black men are available to wed, news stories on black marriage have done little more than predict doom and gloom for African American women who hope to marry. In reality, black marriage is for more couples than just Barack and Michelle Obama. Analysis of census data and other figures has debunked much of the misinformation floating around in the media about the black marriage rate.

    Black Marriage

    MYTH #1: BLACK WOMEN DON’T MARRY!

    News reports about the black marriage rate gives the impression that African-American women’s chances of marriage are bleak. A Yale University study found that just 42 percent of black women are married, and a variety of high profile news networks such as CNN and ABC picked that figure up and ran with it. But researchers Ivory A. Toldson of Howard University and Bryant Marks of Morehouse College question the accuracy of this finding.

    The often-cited figure of 42 percent of black women never marrying includes all black women 18 and older,” Toldson told the Root.com. “Raising this age in an analysis eliminates age groups we don’t really expect to be married and gives a more accurate estimate of true marriage rates.”

    Black Marriage

    Toldson and Marks found that 75 percent of black women marry before they turn age 35 after examining census data from 2005 to 2009. Moreover, black women in small towns have higher marriage rates than white women in urban centers such as New York and Los Angeles, Toldson remarked in the New York Times.

    MYTH #2: EDUCATED BLACK WOMEN HAVE IT HARDER

    Getting a college degree is the worst thing a black woman can do if she wants to get married, right? Not exactly. News stories about black marriage often mention that more black women pursue higher education than black men—by a 2-to-1 ratio, by some estimates. But what these pieces leave out is that white women also earn college degrees more than white men do, and this gender imbalance hasn’t hurt white women’s chances at matrimony. What’s more, black women who finish college actually improve their chances of marrying rather than lower them.

    Black Marriage

    “Among black women, 70 percent of college graduates are married by 40, whereas only about 60 percent of black high school graduates are married by that age,” Tara Parker-Pope of the New York Times reports.

    The same trend is at play for black men. In 2008, 76 percent of black men with a college degree married by age 40. In contrast, only 63 percent of black men with just a high school diploma tied the knot. So education increases the likelihood of marriage for both African American men and women. Also, Toldson points out that black women with college degrees are more likely to marry than white female high school dropouts.

    Black Marriage

    MYTH #3: RICH BLACK MEN MARRY OUTSIDE OF THEIR RACE

    Black men drop black women as soon as they reach a certain level of success, don’t they? While plenty of rap stars, athletes and musicians may choose to date or marry interracially when they achieve fame, the same is not true for the bulk of successful black men. By analyzing census data, Toldson and Marks found that 83 percent of married black men who earned at least $100,000 annually got hitched to black women.

    The same is the case for educated black men of all incomes. Eighty-five percent of black male college graduates married black women. Generally, 88 percent of married black men (no matter their income or educational background) have black wives. So, interracial marriage will not be held responsible for the singleness of black women.

    Black Marriage

    MYTH #4: BLACK MEN DON’T EARN AS MUCH AS BLACK WOMEN

    Just because black women are more likely to graduate from college than their male counterparts doesn’t mean that they out-earn black men.

    Black Marriage

    Actually, black men are more likely than black women to bring home at least $75,000 annually. Plus, double the number of black men than women make at least $250,000 annually. Because of pervasive gender gaps in income, black men remain the breadwinners in the African American community.

    These numbers indicate that there are more than enough financially successful black men to go around for black women. Of course, not every black woman is looking for a breadwinner. Not every black woman is even seeking marriage. Some black women are happily single. Others are gay, lesbian or bisexual and were unable to legally wed those they love until 2015 when the Supreme Court overturned the ban on gay marriage. For heterosexual black women in search of marriage, however, the forecast is not nearly as gloomy as has been portrayed in the media.

    Black Marriage

    Source: https://spark.adobe.com/page/NRse48CtsWzN9/

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    Why You Should Choose a Weekday Wedding https://bridalfantasy.com/why-you-should-choose-a-weekday-wedding/ Thu, 28 May 2020 16:55:20 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82390 With an increasing number of couples having to postpone their weddings currently, the ever-popular Saturday and Sunday dates are starting to book up for later in 2020 and in 2021. But have you considered hosting a weekday wedding? We promise they can be just as awesome! According to study results collected by The Knot, 1 […]

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    With an increasing number of couples having to postpone their weddings currently, the ever-popular Saturday and Sunday dates are starting to book up for later in 2020 and in 2021. But have you considered hosting a weekday wedding? We promise they can be just as awesome!

    According to study results collected by The Knot, 1 in 3 weddings are already being planned for dates outside of weekends, and 21% of couples who were supposed to get married in 2020 are already looking at moving their receptions to a different day of the week.

    We’ve compiled some reasons why we think weekday weddings are going to be trending in 2021. Read through to see why you should consider having a weekday wedding yourself.

    Top Reasons to Have a Weekday Wedding

    Who Doesn’t Love Saving Money?!

    Weddings are expensive – we totally get it! But we bet you didn’t know that you could save some money by moving your wedding to a weekday. Many wedding vendors are typically more expensive if you book them for the weekend as opposed to a weekday. Moving your wedding date between Monday and Friday can probably help you stay within or below budget. And more money means more you can invest into other areas, such as your dress, decor, or your honeymoon.

    Book Your Dream Vendors

    Were you hoping for a specific photographer only to find out they had already booked your wedding date? Because they’re in high demand on weekends, by moving your wedding date to a weekday, you may be able to book that dream vendor. Check with your vendors and see what they can do for you. Some of them may even offer weekday wedding packages at discounted rates.

    Keep It Small While Sparing Feelings

    Small weddings are fabulous, and we totally understand the romantic, intimate feeling of a small wedding. But these types of ceremonies can be tricky to plan when it comes to family and friends. By booking a weekday wedding, you can possibly avoid offending anyone because family and friends are usually more busy during the week.

    Enjoy Your Wedding Night

    Because you’re getting married on a weekday, your family and friends are less likely to want to party into the wee hours of the following morning. By choosing a weekday, it’s easier to shut your reception down earlier than on a weekend. When you have an early end time on your reception, you can end up saving money on things like late-night snacks and bar tabs, and you can spend more time with your new husband or wife.

    Keep the Party Going

    If you choose to get married on a Thursday or Friday, you can keep the party going all weekend! By choosing a weekday ceremony, you can plan to have different social distanced parties with your friends and family over the upcoming weekend. This allows you to enjoy the celebration longer, but will still likely cost less than a traditional reception.

    Avoid Events You Don’t Want to Participate In

    Are you dreading having to have a rehearsal dinner? What about a gift-opening brunch the day after? By opting for a weekday wedding, you can avoid all the other wedding-related events you didn’t want in the first place! You can also choose to change the format of events. Have a reception brunch or happy hour instead of a formal dinner affair.

    For more wedding planning advice, download a free copy of our 2020 Bridal Fantasy Wedding Planner.

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    Wedding Trends: The Rise of the Minimony https://bridalfantasy.com/wedding-trends-the-rise-of-the-minimony/ Mon, 25 May 2020 19:57:35 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82385 In the time of COVID-19, small, intimate celebrations such a micro-weddings and elopements have increased in popularity. But these small events have a new, smaller contender on the rise – The Minimony! Minimonies are becoming increasingly popular, and are usually followed up by a “sequel wedding”. If you’re hoping to continue with your original wedding […]

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    In the time of COVID-19, small, intimate celebrations such a micro-weddings and elopements have increased in popularity. But these small events have a new, smaller contender on the rise – The Minimony! Minimonies are becoming increasingly popular, and are usually followed up by a “sequel wedding”.

    If you’re hoping to continue with your original wedding date, you’ll need to decide which ceremony option is best for you and your partner: a micro-wedding, an elopement or a minimony. We’ve compiled some information about each type of wedding to help you decide.

    Minimonies: What Are They?

    To put it simply, a minimony is a mini ceremony including you, your partner, your officiant, and your witnesses. Some people are choosing to also invite their closest loved ones, such as parents, siblings, and grandparents.

    Minimonies differ from micro-weddings in size and meaning. A minimony is considered a commitment ceremony between you and your partner. A micro-wedding is more along the lines of a traditional wedding, just with smaller guest lists. Micro-weddings are usually up to 50 guests, where a minimony is usually 10 or 12 people, including the bride and groom.

    The health and safety of you and your loved ones should be a priority when it comes to planning a minimony. Many couples are starting to consider this style of wedding for the 2020 summer (and even fall) season.

    So, How Is This Different Than a Micro-Wedding?

    Micro-weddings are a cross between an elopement and a large, traditional wedding. This style of wedding is a favourite among couples who really want to focus their budget and time on smaller details. They tend to focus more on the couple and the guests’ experience.

    But couples who plan to host a micro-wedding doesn’t necessarily mean they’re cutting corners. Because of the smaller guest count, couples throwing micro-weddings usually splurge on other areas of the ceremony. This could mean a high-end sit-down dinner or splurging on a top-shelf bar option.

    How Do These Options Differ from Elopements?

    Traditionally, elopements were a spur-of-the-moment event involving some secrecy. But in the last few years, elopements have evolved due to couples wanting to be able to personalize more aspects of their wedding. While there is still the element of romance associated with elopements, there is much less secrecy surrounding the event.

    There are many reasons that couples will decide to elope. The most common reasons are that the couple may not have the budget to have a traditional wedding, or they just feel they don’t need to have a large party to celebrate. While this isn’t always the case in modern days, they are still reasons that couples consider when planning their wedding.

    Hosting a Minimony

    Here are some great tips to hosting a wonderful and romantic minimony:

    • Wear Your Wedding Outfits: This is your wedding ceremony after all! We encourage you to wear what you planned to wear on the day (if you have access to it). You bought those outfits for a reason, so why not be sure to wear them? If you don’t have the whole outfit, wear any of the pieces that you do have, and save your full wedding look for your sequel wedding.
    • Limit Your Guest List: When it comes to planning a minimony, the point is to only have a few of your closet loved ones in attendance. Many of your original guests will understand and be happy to wait for the future ceremony and reception.
    • Keep Your Vows Secret: If you’re planning a sequel wedding, keep your minimony small and keep your original vows a secret until then. This will give you something to look forward to and will ensure that your minimony is shorter and more personal.
    • Hire a Short-Term Photographer: Even though this isn’t the big ceremony, you should still capture the special moments of the day. We suggest hiring a photographer for a couple of hours to get some wonderful shots of you and your partner. You can use these photos on Change the Dates or your wedding website to give your guests a taste of what’s to come at your sequel wedding.
    • Don’t Forget to Include Your Vendors: You’ve probably been working with your vendors for months, so why not include them in your minimony, too? Ask your florist if they would be willing to make a small version of your bouquet for you. Have your baker create a mini-version of your wedding cake so you can still have something to cut. You could even see if your caterer will do a small breakfast or lunch for you and your partner, or some hors d’oeuvres for your guests.

    The Sequel Wedding

    After the initial ceremony, many couples want to continue planning the big wedding they originally wanted for a later date. The “sequel wedding” is a large-scale event with all your family and friends invited. (This term was first defined in 2019 by The Knot.) This is where you can bring your original wedding vision to life – from over the top centrepieces to that family tradition of the Chicken Dance.

    You’re probably reading this thinking “Won’t people think we’re selfish to have both?” Our answer? No! We should encourage every couple who is having to postpone due to the Coronavirus pandemic to have both. Why should anyone have to give up their dream completely?

    Don’t Forget…

    If you plan on hosting a minimony, it’s completely up to you if you let your guests know or not. You can choose to keep it a secret, so it feels more like an elopement, or you can invite your closest loved ones (don’t forget to maintain social distancing!).

    Are you looking for other helpful tips and articles about planning your wedding during a pandemic? We have a whole list of articles for you here.

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    Wedding-Worthy Face Masks We Love https://bridalfantasy.com/wedding-worthy-face-masks-we-love/ Mon, 25 May 2020 17:24:35 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82372 The post Wedding-Worthy Face Masks We Love appeared first on Bridal Fantasy.

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    If you’re still planning on getting married during the Coronavirus, you may need to purchase one extra accessory – Face masks. With the Canadian government recommending that Canadians wear face masks when maintaining social distancing best practices isn’t necessarily possible, we’re seeing a rise in couples adding face masks to their list of must-buys for wedding attire.

    Many designers have redirected some of their resources to creating face masks for their wedding clients, including our partner Derks Formals. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite designs to provide you with some wedding-worthy face mask inspiration.

    Derks Formals Wedding Masks

    When COVID-19 hit, Derks Formals and Derks Uniforms switched some of their resources over to manufacturing masks for both couples getting married and front line workers. Currently, Derks Formals is selling masks for both the bride and groom. You can get them complete with embroidery in “Bride + Groom”, “Mr. + Mrs”, and “Wifey + Hubby”. You can order these in black and white, with embroidery in black, white, or even your wedding colour!

    Derks Formals Wedding Face Masks

    Katie May Bridal Masks

    Katie May, an LA-based bridal designer, has created a variety of chic bridal face masks (as well as supplying masks to front-line workers!). Her bridal masks are made in LA and feature two adjustable head straps for comfort and security. 

    Katie May Bridal face Masks
    Make It Fashion, Disco Ball, and Provocateur Masks from Katie May

    They also make face masks for kids now, so if you have any little ones in your bridal party, make sure to check these out!

    Nordyo Linen Monogrammed Masks

    You can find almost anything you can think of on Etsy, and face masks are no exception! We love these monogrammed face masks from Etsy Creator Nordyo. You can customize them by choosing both the linen and thread colours, and you can enter up to 3 letters to be monogrammed. These are not only functional, but make a great gift for your bridal party.

    Nordyo Face Masks
    Monogrammed Linen Face Mask from Nordyo on Etsy

    Maison de Carine Mr. & Mrs. Masks

    Handmade by the talented seamstresses at Carine’s Bridal Atelier, these masks are sewn with thoughtful detail to ensure quality. With both a Mr. and a Mrs. version, these masks are a stylish way to stay cautious and look good.

    Maison de Carine Face Masks
    Mr. & Mrs. Face Masks from Maison de Carine

    If your wedding is in the near future, check out some of these great mask options to keep you and your loved ones safe during COVID-19. For other great COVID-19 wedding resources, click here.

    Header Image: Deanna C Photography Submitted by Sarah de vries

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    Virtual Engagement Sessions Are Here https://bridalfantasy.com/virtual-engagement-sessions-are-here/ Mon, 25 May 2020 15:25:56 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82368 Photographers are among the many vendors who are finding it hard to book clients during the Coronavirus pandemic. With the postponement and cancellations of many 2020 weddings, many vendors have seen a decline in business. But some photographers aren’t taking it lying down and have come up with a great idea to still book photoshoots […]

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    Photographers are among the many vendors who are finding it hard to book clients during the Coronavirus pandemic. With the postponement and cancellations of many 2020 weddings, many vendors have seen a decline in business. But some photographers aren’t taking it lying down and have come up with a great idea to still book photoshoots – Virtual engagement sessions!

    Wait, Virtual Engagement Sessions? How?!

    Through the wonders of technology (and programs like FaceTime and other video calling software), photographers are booking virtual sessions and books are filling up. You can go online, schedule a time, and your photographer will show up to take photos (virtually, of course!). Sessions can range anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes, and your photographer will help you through the whole process.

    Why Virtual Sessions?

    Do you really want to wait months to be able to do your engagement session? Maybe you want your photos to be taken during the summer season. Maybe you just HAVE to have engagement photos done as soon as possible. Whatever your reason, photographers want to help! Plus, think about how much easier it will be to get comfortable when you’re in your own home and there isn’t someone right in your face with a camera (if you’re not really into that kind of thing). Photographers can capture truly intimate moments between you and your partner, and the photos will seem more real.

    So How Do I Prepare for my Session?

    Every photographer is different, but some things that we have found that you can do to create a more enjoyable experience include dressing up, using selfie sticks or tripods to get different angles, and just having fun.

    Things to Keep in Mind…

    Because you’re relying on technology, you need to consider that the photos you receive from a virtual engagement session will be MUCH different than those from an in-person session. Some other things to consider include:

    • The quality is not the same as a professional DSLR
    • Technology can be fickle so keep in mind that everything from an uncharged battery to low internet connections can change the entire shoot outcome

    To see our posts on other virtual events, click here.

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    Planning a Homeymoon https://bridalfantasy.com/planning-a-homeymoon/ Mon, 25 May 2020 13:54:15 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82335 Social distancing best practices and travel bans are causing many couples to either postpone or cancel their honeymoons. We want to remind you that it’s okay to be upset about the temporary postponement of all major life events, including taking a much-needed break after the hustle and bustle of wedding planning. But did you know […]

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    Social distancing best practices and travel bans are causing many couples to either postpone or cancel their honeymoons. We want to remind you that it’s okay to be upset about the temporary postponement of all major life events, including taking a much-needed break after the hustle and bustle of wedding planning. But did you know that you could create a unique experience in your own home? Enter the homeymoon!

    So, What is a Homeymoon?

    Homeymoons are similar to staycations and allow for couples to still have time to themselves while following social distancing best practices. You can put aside those stay-at-home blues by transforming your home (or part of your home) and creating new experiences similar to what you would do if you were on a honeymoon.

    Planning a Homeymoon

    Believe it or not, it’s quite simple! First, talk about what your original honeymoon plan was. Were you planning on heading to a tropical island? Heading to a theme park or resort? Whatever your original plan was, you can create your perfect homeymoon itinerary!

    Steps to Planning:

    1. Set a Date – Plan for your homeymoon to last one full day and night. Anything longer than that can become hard to pretend you’re on a vacation! Find a date where you and your partner has ZERO plans or obligations, and mark it in your calendar.
    2. Pick a Location – Now, we don’t mean your kitchen or your backyard! Choose an international location that you both want to visit, such as Mexico or Italy.
    3. Commit to the Plan– With your location locked down, it’s time to commit. Pack your overnight bag with all the necessities and prepare like you’re going on an actual vacation.
    4. Divide Up Activities – You will need to complete some activities to change your home into the perfect vacation spot. These can include things like “prepping” the “hotel” room, making a plan for dinner, and planning the day-time activities. Split these tasks between you and your partner to make things more interesting and create an element of surprise.

    Unique Stay-at-Home Ideas

    Create Your Own Tropical Oasis

    Were you planning on heading to an exotic island where you could sip Mai Tai’s by the pool and enjoy a candlelit dinner on the beach? There’s nothing saying you can’t still have a unique beach experience from the comfort of your home! Throw on some bright resort wear, set up some lawn chairs in your back yard, and get the blender plugged in! Put on a beach-inspired playlist to create the perfect ambiance! Oh, and for that candlelit dinner? Why not enjoy your dinner on your patio with some twinkle lights while watching the sunset?! Enjoy a romantic evening without getting all that sand stuck everywhere!

    Go Glamping

    If you have enough space, why not set up a tent in your backyard and create a luxurious camping experience? Set up some camping chairs, sip your favourite beverages from some great outdoor mugs, and get creative with a makeshift campfire. Spend your days drinking in the sun and then enjoy an evening of stargazing. You can even download an app to help you point out constellations and far-away galaxies! Don’t forget your sunscreen and bug spray to make this just like any camping trip you could have planned.

    Spa at Home

    While we know it’s not the same as laying on a beach getting a massage while hearing the waves lap at the shoreline, why not try to create your own peaceful experience at home? Follow a video online for you and your partner to learn how to give the best massage during this time. Pick up some massage oils, candles, and fluffy bathrobes to complete the experience.

    Want more inspiration? Check out #homeymoon on Instagram!

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    Go Virtual with These 4 Pre-Wedding Events https://bridalfantasy.com/go-virtual-with-these-4-pre-wedding-events/ Mon, 25 May 2020 13:36:27 +0000 https://bridalfantasy.com/?p=82360 So you just got engaged and you want to celebrate, but the current pandemic has put a damper on any celebrations you might want to host? Think again! Thanks to technology, you can take the party online and still share your happiness with friends and family. Virtual pre-wedding events are a great way to include […]

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    So you just got engaged and you want to celebrate, but the current pandemic has put a damper on any celebrations you might want to host? Think again! Thanks to technology, you can take the party online and still share your happiness with friends and family. Virtual pre-wedding events are a great way to include people from far and wide and are much less expensive than throwing a party in real life.

    Pre-Wedding Events That Can Go Virtual

    Engagement Party

    You’ve managed to complete the first task on your marriage journey – the proposal! Now it’s time to throw a party to celebrate, but social distancing is still in place. Organize an online party to share the good news with everyone! Order in your favourite foods, pop a bottle of champagne and gather your closest friends and family in an online chatroom to celebrate.

    If you still have closer family members who haven’t heard the news, host a separate party to share the news without bombarding them with the business of a chat full of your friends. If you’re planning on sharing the news with a lot of people, try to break them down into smaller groups so you can have time to interact with everyone in the chat.

    Bridal Shower

    Many bridal parties are already starting to adapt their events to be an online affair. Bridal showers are an easy transition as the whole point of the event is to celebrate with all the important ladies in your life and receive gifts.

    For anyone who would still like to send a physical gift, make sure that they have your address to send it and be sure that all the gifts have arrived before the party date. Invite everyone to join you online while you open gifts! You can also plan to play some party games with your guests, but make sure that they are sent any supplies they may need prior to your event date.

    Bachelor / Bachelorette Party

    We know that nothing can replace the magic of an in-person bachelor or bachelorette party, but some bridal parties are preparing to take the final fling celebrations online. While this isn’t ideal, it can still be a fun and memorable event for everyone!

    Start by making a guest list. Choose a small group of friends that you know will bring the party no matter how far away they may be. Once you’ve got your list made, create a plan for your party. If you’re choosing a theme, send out a list of suggested items for your guests to purchase pre-party or send them each a care package with the items so you can add a personal touch.

    Select a few fun activities you can do virtually, such as watching a movie on Netflix and playing a drinking game, having a dance party with a shared Spotify playlist, or play virtual bachelor or bachelorette games. The possibilities are endless on what you can choose to do, so choose something that reflects the bride or groom and what they enjoy!

    Planning & Décor Parties

    If you want to involve a few of your VIP’s in the planning and décor stages of your wedding, why not consider having a virtual planning party to chat all the pretty details? Invite your nearest and dearest to a virtual chat where you can sip wine while discussing wedding colours, catering, playlists, and more. You can send out an online poll prior to the event to ask what everyone’s opinion is on topics you’re struggling with. You don’t have to love all their suggestions, but it can be helpful to see things from someone else’s perspective! If you want to get more into the DIY décor side, send out a list of craft supplies for your party to get (or send them a care package with all the goodies they need). Grab some drinks and get crafting! Even if you’re far away, crafting is so much more fun in a group. Just remember that not every piece will be perfect, and while they may not make it as a centrepiece on your wedding day, it’s still good to have a giggle!

    No matter what kind of pre-wedding events you may be planning to have, consider turning them into virtual events so you can have more friends and family attend!

    Looking to plan a virtual wedding ceremony? Check out our post here for some great tips!

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