2018 Bridal Fashion Trends

By Posted On February 15 2018

Fashion is all around us and when it comes to these fresh new bridal trends you will be wowed. Look out for the new and improved bridal capes, jackets, long sleeves to the floor, pant suits, shorts with trains, and much more. We love all of these unique styles and can’t wait to see them off the runway and on real brides on their big day.

 

Western Sky Wedding & Events Venue Open House

By Posted On February 09 2018

The Western Sky Wedding & Events Venue held a successful open house on February 2, 2018 to showcase their venue and bring together many wedding vendors all in one spot. If you missed it, don’t worry here’s a glimpse of their past open house as well as what engaged couples may gain from attending an open house. Not only do you get to take your time exploring the facility, but open houses are also the perfect time to meet with professional vendors from photographers, florists, wedding planners, and so much more. Even if you already booked the venue an open house still allows a great opportunity to those still looking for other vendors who can help make your dream wedding become a reality. It definitely helps the wedding planning process run smoothly, plus it’s always fun to take a day out with your loved one and enjoy free samples of delicious food and drinks, while seeing all the magic that these vendors have to offer. Next time you hear of an open house mark your calendars, have some fun wedding planning, and see your potential wedding dreams start coming together.

Western Sky Wedding & Events Venue Open House Vendors included:

Limelight San Antonio
Party People Photobooth
Freesia Designs
Celebrations Bridal & Prom
Moore Cakes
True Flavors
Cru Vintage Rentals
Elan Imaging
Joyous 442
First Class DJ
Your Day Your Way
Prim & Powder
Professional Entertainment Services

Say Yes to Your Dress, Bridesmaids!

By Posted On February 08 2018

There’s always new trends coming our way, so don’t worry if you have yet to find that perfect bridesmaids dress. We suggest to first narrow down what you and your besties are looking for. Do you want everyone in the same dress or just the same color with different styles? Keep in mind the weather too, so would you prefer short or long dresses? Then you can begin moving on to the tougher questions, what type of material do you like? Have you decided on halter, off the shoulder, one shoulder, capped sleeves, etc.? Do you have a more simple approach or do you want sequence, florals, and more details? Take it step by step and then you will find yourself with a clearer picture of what exactly you are looking for. We’re here to help and have found some fabulous bridesmaid dress trends to help get you started on this process.

Jumpsuits

 

Sequence

 

Off-the-Shoulder

 

One-Shoulder

 

Short Dresses

 

There are of course plenty of other varieties of bridesmaids dresses out there and it’s never too early to start looking. You can find some similar styles from the one’s above plus many others from Brides by Elizabeth, Adriana’s Casa de Novia’s and many more of your local stores.

22 Father-Daughter Dance Song Ideas for Your Big Day

By Posted On February 07 2018

The father daughter dance is such a special moment, so why not choose a song that explains the bond between you and your father. We have compiled a short list for you to begin the journey on picking a song, but keep in mind that most DJ’s will also have an extended list to help ease the process of important song making. Some of our amazing and professional DJ’s include: Lumen Events, One Sound Productions, COMPLETE Weddings + Events, Four 40 Entertainment, Future Sounds, ICADJ Events, Cutting Edge Entertainment, and Vega’s DJ Services.

  1. “My Wish” – Rascal Flats
  2. “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” – Elton John
  3. “Daddy”- Beyoncé
  4. “My Girl” – The Temptations
  5. “I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack
  6. “Butterfly Kisses” – Bob Carlisle
  7. “My Little Girl” – Tim McGraw
  8. “God Gave Me You” – Blake Shelton
  9. “Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion
  10. “You Look So Good In Love” – George Strait
  11. “(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” – Bryan Adams
  12. “You Raise Me Up” – Josh Groban
  13. “I’ll Be There” – The Jackson 5
  14. “The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra
  15. “Isn’t She Lovely” – Stevie Wonder
  16. “I Turn To You” – Christina Aguilera
  17. “Brown Eyes Girl” – Van Morrison
  18. “Daddy’s Little Girl” – Michael Buble
  19. “Unforgettable” – Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
  20. “There Goes My Life” – Kenny Chesney
  21. “Count on Me” – Bruno Mars
  22. “Hero” – Mariah Carey

Everything a Bride Should Know Before Wedding Dress Shopping

By Posted On February 06 2018

The whole saying yes to the dress process may not be what you have in mind, but we’re here to help you with that reality. Though, we may wish it would meet the expectations to what we see on TV, but things are different for every bridal shop. We want to help make sure you know exactly what to expect and help with tips on how to go about finding your dream dress.

  1. Research styles and designers
    • Get familiar with the lingo of dress styles and which style’s you feel would best suit your body type. Also, familiarize yourself with which designers you find yourself always going back to.
  2. Stay open-minded
    • Many times we have found that Brides fall in love with a dress that was unexpected, so don’t be afraid to try on everything.
  3. Call ahead
    • Be sure to make an appointment, so that you get your own special booked time with a consultant.
  4. Choose your entourage wisely
    • Too many people can mean too many opinions, which may sway your thoughts on the dress.
  5. Take a similar shoe or heel you plan on wearing on your wedding day
    • It’s good to get the feel of how you will look and feel from head-to-toe.
  6. Take the correct undergarments (Some bridal shops will have undergarments prepared to lend you)
    • Be prepared knowing not all bridal shops will have the proper undergarments for you to borrow and we say it’s better to be safe then sorry. This way when you try on different styled dresses you can see how it’ll look on your wedding day and you won’t be distracted by bra straps sticking out or colored panties.
  7. Have photos prepared
    • It’s good to have a few photos of dresses you picture yourself in to show your bridal consultant.
  8. Try not to book more than 3 appointments in a day
    • Most appointments are about an hour and a half, so try not to book too many appointments in one day. Sometimes too many appointments means too many dresses tried on, which can confuse and tire you out.
  9. Know that there are hundreds of different “whites”
    • You may think your only choices are a white, champagne, ivory, or blush, but there are actually hundreds of different “whites.” Once you begin dress shopping you may think the dress looks one color when in reality it’s a different color, but don’t let that change your opinion of the dress.
  10. Make sure time is on your side
    • Keep in mind when looking for your dress that you ask what the time length is for the dress to come in once it’s ordered because some dresses take 6 months to arrive.
  11. If possible try and purchase your dress around Thanksgiving-Christmas
    • Black Friday and Christmas deals do happen at bridal shops, too. If you can wait for the holidays to purchase a dress, then why not try and strike a great deal on your dream dress.
  12. Set your budget
    • Make sure both you, your entourage, and your bridal consultant all know your dress budget.
  13. There’s no perfect number of dresses to try on
    • Some Brides are lucky enough to try on their perfect dress on the first try and some take months of trying on dresses until they’ve found theirs, but there is no perfect number of dresses to try. Once you’ve found the one, you’ll just know.
  14. Before you buy take at least a night to think about it
    • It’s good to not rush into the process of saying yes to the dress. If you’ve fallen in love with one don’t feel pressed to say yes on the spot. Take a night or more to really be sure it’s the one.
  15. It’s ok not to cry when saying yes to the dress
    • Not every Bride will cry when they’ve found the dress and that is OK.
  16. Don’t ignore the bridal consultant’s suggestions
    • The bridal consultants are there to help you look and feel your very best, so keep their suggestions in mind and just have fun with it.
  17. Document your favorites
    • If you have tried on several dresses and have several favorites; it’s good to document them and even make a collage to see what the differences and similarities are to help narrow it down.
  18. Private one-on-one with your dress
    • If you love a dress be sure to get your own one-on-one time to soak it all in.
  19. Not every bridal shop will have champagne for you once you’ve said yes to the dress
    • We see it on TV and hope that it happens in real life, which at some bridal shops it does, but be prepared that not all bridal shops do this.
  20. Not every shop will have the exact color and/or size for you
    • Be prepared in knowing that you more than likely won’t be able to try on your exact dress color and size because most bridal shops have everyone try on all their sample dresses.
  21. Also when you have found your dream wedding dress, stop looking
    • Once you know you’ve found the one try not to continue looking around because this can slowly get you thinking you want something else.

 

We hope this helps you and wish you the best of luck on this exciting adventure to saying yes to your dress.

 

12 Long-Sleeve Wedding Dresses that will WOW your Guests

By Posted On February 05 2018

If you are planning a winter wedding and want to look flawless, yet still be a little cozy during the beautiful fall and winter weather you can’t go wrong with any of the gorgeous long-sleeve dresses from Brides by Elizabeth.

Top Ten Wedding No-No’s

By Posted On December 29 2017

Let’s be honest, we have all been to some sketchy events to say the least, whether it was the fault of the wedding couple or the guest, it is up in the air. Here is a list of popular Wedding Guide no-no’s taken from our staff that we have all personally seen!

For the Couple:

  • Cash Bar – Don’t do it! If you were inviting your guest to you house would you make them pay for their drinks? Of course not. Your wedding should be no different. If your budget doesn’t allow for an open bar, try a signature cocktail instead. Or just punch! Whatever you can afford will be well received by your guests.
  • Don’t Make Your Guests Work – If you expect your guests to have a fun night celebrating with you, don’t make them man the Photo Booth or be the “Aux Cord D.J.”
  • Don’t Skimp on Photography – At the end of the day, photos will be all you have to remember of wedding. This is the Number 1 thing we hear that couples regret! Don’t let this be you!
  • Music – You may be into club music, but I’m willing to bet your sweet grandma and parents aren’t. They want to celebrate you on the dace floor too! We suggest a happy medium of playing more classic music first, then getting the party going later in the evening!
  • THANK YOU NOTES – Don’t forget to send your thank you notes! So many people have helped you put this wedding together, from vendors, to guests, everyone should be thanked.

 

For the Guest:

  • RSVP – It’s the easiest thing to do! If they have included the self-addressed envelope get it in the mail ASAP. You don’t want to show up at a wedding with assigned seats and be stuck at the losers table.
  • Plus One’s – Don’t bring the guy you’ve been dating for one night to your friends nuptials. He wasn’t invited, and he will probably be crashing your wedding day vibe anyway!
  • Don’t Get Crazy – Although you may be surrounded by your old sorority friends, this is not the place to show off your best keg stand. Save the crazy for the post party bar crawl.
  • Dress Appropriately – This shouldn’t even need to be said, but this isn’t your time to outshine the bride. Dress to what you have been told, and remember NO WHITE!
  • Don’t Expect Special Privileges – Remember that you are invited to their special day, along with 100+ other people. Don’t call the bride or groom for any reason and ask for special treatment.

 

The most important thing to remember for both the wedding couple and the guests is to be on time! You only book your vendors for a certain amount of time and you want the best bang for your buck. If you’re 30 minutes late walking down the aisle, it will ruin your timing for the rest of the evening!


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Must Have Registry Items

By Posted On November 10 2017

Building you new home and new life together can get overwhelming. You can’t expect your Black Friday $30 dollar college vacuum to go the distance. Here are a list of overlooked items that make a house a home.

  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Picture Frames
  • BBQ Grill
  • Hangers
  • Throw Pillows
  • Colander
  • Comal

For more unique registry  ideas be sure to visit the San Antonio Bridal Extravaganza on Jan 28,2018.


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