Valentines Themed Wedding Dress Ideas – Valentine’s Day Wedding

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

Valentines themed wedding dress is romantic and elegant gown for brides marrying on Valentine’s day. This holiday is synonymous with pink and red, so you can go unexpected and choose gowns in one of these colors. However, if you want to stick to traditional dress style and stay in white, you can add some bright accessories.

See some of Valentine’s Day wedding gowns ideas to get inspired!

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

Valentines Themed Wedding Dress

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Whatever wedding dress you choose, make sure that it resonates your personality and flatters the type of body you have.

Check out our blog: How to Find a Wedding Dress that Flatters Your Body Type

Duties and Responsibilities of the Maid of Honor That You Need to Know

Duties of Maid of Honor

The maid of honor is literally the helper of the bride. The bride is the busiest person in preparing her wedding and on her wedding day, which is why it’s a good idea for maids of honor to know these day-of to-dos.

1. Make sure the bride and bridal party are on track to have their hair and makeup was done in time (and that everyone looks great!).

If you sense that someone’s updo takes a lot of time that drags the event, it’s up to you to speak up and remind the bridesmaids. Let everyone politely know of time constraints and reshuffle the schedule to make the timing work.

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2. Maid of honor must be aware of any rips in the bride’s dress and any veil or train malfunctions throughout the day.

It’s sad, but sometimes true: The beautiful wedding dress that was obsessed over for months and altered to perfection can often end up in a heap on the floor if the bride’s rushing to change into her reception dress or after-party dress.

The maid of honor must carry an emergency kit on hand all the time  —unfortunately, sometimes zippers break, buttons pop and trains rip, so it’s good to have a needle and thread on standby. (Same goes for stain remover if the morning mimosas take a spill on a garment.) Help adjust the bride’s veil and smooth out her train before she goes down the aisle too.

3. Learn how to bustle the bride’s dress.

It doesn’t matter if you learn how to tie or button the bustle during a fitting or the night before the wedding—just make sure you know how to bustle the gown quickly for the wedding day. (It can take a few tries, especially if there are ribbons involved.)

4. Make sure the bride eats and drinks throughout the day.

And if you notice she’s had nothing but champagne at the reception—which happens!—make sure she takes a few sips of water between each one. Make sure the bride takes a moment to eat something — refresh her drink, get her a plate of food from the buffet table, or instruct the wait staff to keep her entree warm.

5. Hand out the bouquets, and be prepared to hold the bride’s bouquet.

Act as the point person for the bouquets and coordinate with the florist to find out when they’ll be delivered, if the bride doesn’t have a wedding planner. Hand out each boutonniere, corsage and bouquet, and make sure bouquets can be stuck in water to look fresh if the ceremony isn’t for awhile. Also, remember to take the bride’s bouquet at the altar, and return it back to her before she walks back down the aisle for the recessional.

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6. Act as a host throughout the day.

Play hostess along with the other bridesmaids at frequent points during the reception: show guests where to sit, direct them to restrooms, tell them to where to put presents, invite them to sign the guest book, etc.

7. Tie up loose ends at the end of the wedding.

Keep an eye on the gift table and card box, and delegate help bringing gifts and cards into a secure room or someone’s car after the party’s over.

8. Take care of the bride’s wedding dress after the reception.

Make her happy in advance by helping her change out of it and hanging it back up in the garment bag, smoothing out any wrinkles and attacking any champagne stains with stain remover from your emergency kit. Bonus points if you hold onto it and deliver it back to her after the honeymoon!

9. Lead the bridesmaid troupe.

It’s the maid/matron of honor’s (MOH) job to direct the other maids through their duties. Make sure everyone gets their bridesmaid dresses, go to dress fittings, and find the right jewelry.

10. Offer to help the bride with prewedding tasks

Addressing invites to choosing the wedding colors and nodding enthusiastically when she waxes poetic about the wedding cake.

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11. Help the bride change for her honeymoon and take charge of her gown after the ceremony.

12. Lend an ear.

Whether it’s about the planning, the marriage, or the registry china patterns, the MOH should assure the bride that she has someone with whom she can share her thoughts. Even if she seems to dwell on the same subjects repeatedly, the MOH keeps listening.

13. Host or co-host a bridal shower for the bride.
14. Keep a record of all the gifts received at various parties and showers (or delegate a bridesmaid to handle this).
15. Plan the bachelorette party with the bridesmaids.
16. See to it that all bridesmaids get to the rehearsal; coordinate transportation and lodging, if necessary.
17. Hold the groom’s ring during the ceremony.

The safest place to put it? On your thumb.

18. Hold the bride’s bouquet while the couple exchanges vow.
19. Sign the marriage license as a witness, along with the best man.
20. Collect any gift envelopes brought to the reception and keep them in a safe place.
21. Keep the bride laughing. For the stressed-out bride, laughter can be as effective as venting. (Optional but this what really friends do all the time)

Checkout more on our blogs: How to Choose your Bridesmaids and your Entire Wedding Party

Same-Sex Marriage: The Vote of Freedom to Love

Australia Legalize Same-sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage is now legal in Australia. Same-sex marriage in Australia has been legal since 9 December 2017. It was official on January 9, 2018, because of Australia’s one-month notice policy before marriage.The legislation to allow same-sex marriage, the Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Act 2017, passed the Australian Parliament on 7th December 2017 and received royal assent from the Governor-General the following day after years of political jockeying and fierce public debate. The law came into effect on 9 December, immediately recognising overseas same-sex marriages and allowing weddings in Australia to take place from 16 December 2017.

Other types of recognition for same-sex couples are also available. Under federal law, same-sex couples can also be recognised as de facto relationships, which provide most of the same rights and responsibilities afforded to married couples, although those rights may be difficult to assert and are not always recognised in practice. De Facto [Relationship] is comparable to non-marital relationship contracts (sometimes called “Palimony Agreements”) and certain limited forms of domestic partnership, which are found in many jurisdictions throughout the world.

The move follows a two-month national postal survey that showed 61% of more than 12 million respondents were in favor of marriage equality.

The country is now the 24th in the world to allow same-sex couples to marry, according to Pew Research.

Here at Classic Wedding Invitations, we support same-sex marriage. We offer same-sex wedding invites.

Checkout our blog: Perfect Guide in Planning a Gay Wedding: Essentials for Gay Weddings

Here’s Why New Year’s Eve Wedding is Great For You!

New Year’s Eve Wedding

New Year’s Eve wedding? Why not? Why only ring in the New Year when you can ring in your new marriage, too? We’ve been thinking about the perks that come with tying the knot on the last night of the year. From popping champagne bottles at midnight to glamourous decor, New Year’s Eve just may be the perfect backdrop for saying “I Do”.

Here are some wedding inspirations that you can try yourself:

Wedding invites with a bottle of bubbly on the outer envelope.

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Let your guests know exactly what they’re in for by adding a little glitz and glam to your save-the-dates.

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Your bridesmaids will sparkle and shine in long metallic dresses! Have them mix and match to create a unique and modern look.

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Confetti and champagne are not welcome, they’re mandatory!

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Plates doubling as clocks topped with a bowl of golden baubles? This table setting is a classy and elegant New Year’s dream.

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This mini gold wedding cake adorned with luscious flowers might be the cutest dessert we’ve ever seen.

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For a fun touch, use noisemakers as escort cards!

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Modify a vintage cake topper to include a gold hat for the groom and fireworks behind the couple for a festive twist on tradition.

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New Year’s Eve fireworks and Sparkles!

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Go out with a bang — make your grand exit under the blaze of crackling sparklers

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You’ll never forget your anniversary! It’s also a plus that in every anniversary it’s like starting another year together.

Check out our blog: Interested in Marrying on Halloween? – Spooky Halloween Wedding Ideas

Groom’s Wedding Vow to His Bride – Inspiration Ideas

Wedding Vow to His Bride

A wedding vow is a solemn promise to forever. Most men are not expressive as women. They rarely show love and affection. Making your wedding vow is the most personal way to express how deep is your love to your wife. We want to help you in writing them.

Here are some wedding vow ideas to your bride:

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“Come and be my wife. We’ll build our home and chop our wood and make our garden grow… we’ll do the best we know. I promise to live out our lives in love as best we can. That is all I can promise in truth.”

“I stand by you, a rock to lean on, a shoulder to cry on, a pillow to rest your head.”

“I promise to spend each day working to become the truest version of myself, for you, for us, and for our family.”

“I promise to be here to wipe away tears of sadness, to elicit tears of joy, and to cry out to everyone who will listen how much I love you.”

“As your husband, I am yours, and I tenderly deliver you my heart.”

“You are my light, my inspiration, and I am blessed to be able to call you my ever loving wife.”

“I promise to be there for you, in cold winter mornings, to warm you, on soft springs to watch our love grow, in our summers to play in the light of the sun, and in our autumn to kiss your fingers and say, it has all been worth it – every moment of our love.”

“I love you and thank the Lord for bringing you into my life. As we enter into the sacred bonds of matrimony I promise to always love you in sickness as in health, in poverty or wealth, in sorrow and in joy, and to be faithful to you, my wife, so long as we both shall live.”

“You are the kindest, most, sincere, loveliest woman I know and I am lucky to hold your hand, be in your arms and in your heart. If you will have me, I will make my arms your shelter, and my heart our home.”

“I vow to love you and keep you every day of my life as my wife – to look into your eyes adoringly as I do now – and to kiss you tenderly on your lips as a remembrance of our wedding day.”

“My wife is gentle, my wife is kind, my wife is devoted, loving, true, honest, sincere. My wife is all those things, but most amazingly – my wife is you.”

“The simple words “I do” reflect a contract I have with you, my wife. To do whatever and anything it takes to make you happy, to take action in our marriage and not just give lip service to those actions, but most of all that I do love you, and always will.”

“I will shield you from the wind, cover you from the rain, and make a home for us inside my heart.”

“Sometimes I watch just the smallest things you do and think I am the luckiest man alive.”

“As Beatrice inspired the great poet Dante to write sonnet after sonnet, you inspire me to see poetry everywhere.”

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“Sound in body, sober in mind and without reservation I take you to be my wife, through good times and bad, with dignity and honor – I love you, I cherish you, you are my everything.”

“Today all other things melt away as I look at you and love you beyond all reason and beyond all ideal – I stand outside by myself and join with you my loving wife in our new life.”

“I vow to love you as your husband, for ever and ever and ever, and to know that as we write our story together it will be the greatest ever told.”

“You are my wife, my life, my everything and I vow to love you truly and deeply.”

“Hold my hand and I’ll take you as my wife down the road of matrimony, arm in arm with hearts aflame, I’ll teach you what I know and learn from you how to love forever and ever.”

“I vow never to stop loving you as I do today. To carry the warmth of our love over years through difficult times, up hills and over oceans. To be the bannerman of our love and yell to the wide open spaces filling them with these words: This is my wife and I love her!”

“From you I’ve learned how to dream and what it is to have a loving partner who supports your dreams. I vow to help you in your dreams and desires, and to create a life, a family, and a loving home as your husband.”

“I vow to be patient, to be honest, to be everything that love demands of me as a husband. To share our lives until the end of time with humility, grace, and love.”

“This day is the best day of my life – it is the day I pledge myself to my best friend, and my love. It is the day we enter together onto a path of marriage – supporting each other in everything.”

“I promise you only all of myself – to be present – to be supportive, enthusiastic, and loving. I will be there for you as your husband.”

“Today I affirm my love for you, and vow to share my life with you in everything – to respect and love you. You are the most generous person I have ever known – kind, honest, and beautiful. I take you to be my wife, to have and to hold, in sickness and in health from this day forward you shall be first in my heart and our souls shall be together as one.”

“As your husband I promise to love you without reservation, to comfort you when times are difficult, to rally with you, to anticipate your needs, to give my all, to work toward our happiness and revel in our good times. I will respect you, honor you, and cherish you as long as we both shall live.”

“Today I take you to be my wife and vow to help create for us a life of honesty, fidelity, trust, and love. To love you not as some idea of you, but as you truly are. To grow with you, learn with you, and to live out our days hand in hand.”

“The love I bear for you burns brightly – so bright and so hot that it creates its own star – a place in the firmament where our love warms us everyday. I vow to feed that warmth – to let us flow over us for all time and to never let our star stop lighting our path.”

“My bounty is as boundless as the sea, my love as deep. The more I give to thee, the more I have, for both are infinite. That is truly how I love you as my wife – boundless and free.”

We hope this help you in creating your wedding vows. It doesn’t need to be complicated. The most important thing is speak from your heart, vow from your heart and everything will fall into place.

Checkout our blog: Engagement Invitation Wording – Invite them to your Engagement Party

10 Sweetest Movie Engagement Proposals That Makes You Warm and Fussy Inside

10 Sweetest Movie Engagement Proposals

Movie engagement proposals are a great source of inspiration for all lovers out there. They may not be real but most likely they are based on real human experience or from the creative minds of the writers.

As they say, you will know when you are ready when the time comes. It’s time to get down on one knee and break out a ring. Here are some cute, heart warming proposal from Movies all time.

Are you ready to pop the question now? There is nothing more special than the feeling and the expression of love.

Checkout: Tips on Planning your Engagement Party – The Ultimate Bride’s Guide

Halloween Wedding Dress Ideas For Halloween Weddings

Halloween Wedding Dress Ideas

The Halloween wedding dress is one of the most important detail for Halloween weddings. Of course, all other things are important but you still want to look elegant than scary on your wedding day. You can take the full-on Halloween route and dress your venue to the nines in pumpkins and cobwebs or add subtle nods to the holiday through your menu, or find the  middle ground that’s perfect for your style.

Here are some fabulously elegant wedding dress all over pinterest:

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Checkout our blog on How to Find a Wedding Dress that Flatters Your Body Type

Interested in Marrying on Halloween? – Spooky Halloween Wedding Ideas

Halloween Wedding Ideas

Who would get married on Halloween? Well, believe it or not, there are a lot of couples who do. A Halloween wedding is unconventional but it’s worth considering if both of you as couple love the Gothic and spooky theme. Some might consider this cringe worthy but at the end of the day, anyone wants to have a unique and fun wedding.

Here are some photos of actual weddings featured on bridalguide.com.

Classic Halloween Wedding

The men donned classic orange ties before changing into hilarious pumpkin ones for the reception. Mini pumpkins were used as escort cards, and skulls made surprise appearances throughout the room’s décor. The dramatic centerpieces were adorned with branches and hanging candles. And, of course, no Halloween theme wedding is complete without a candy buffet.

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Tamara and Jason’s Wedding

Quirky Halloween Wedding

Inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas, and the Burtonesque details added to the spook factor of their Halloween wedding. After the ceremony, the couple and their bridal party headed to a cemetery for some creepy/cool photos. The reception chairs resembled spider webs, and their whimsical wedding cake was the perfect fit.

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Thomas and Patricia’s Wedding

Modern Halloween Wedding

Subtle Halloween details throughout! Guests loved the elaborate trick-or-treat candy buffet. And the party kept going after the reception: Laurin and Brett threw a costume party, and you have to see the creative costumes their guests came up with!

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Laurin and Brett Wedding

Rustic Halloween Wedding

The bride wore fairy wings that perfectly complemented her bridal look, and the adorable flower girls carried pumpkins down the aisle. Their laid-back vibe included games (tic-tac-toe with pumpkins, pumpkin bowling, and more) and a Halloween scavenger hunt for the kids.

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Aspen and Brad’s Wedding

Vintage Halloween Wedding

Lyndsay’s bold red gown fit in perfectly with her theme. And, of course, guests were treated to a candy buffet at the end of the night.

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Lyndsay and Michael’s Wedding

Bewitching Halloween Wedding

Guests got in the spirit with fun costumes, and from the coffin ring holder to the skeleton cake topper, the celebration gave off a wonderful haunted house vibe.

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Kristen and David’s Wedding

Scary Halloween Wedding

The ceremony began on the outdoor lawn before guests retreated inside The Cooper House for an eerie dinner beneath dangling witches hats. After dinner, they were ushered into the old general store on property for a hauntingly good time at the reception.

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Erin and Eric’s Wedding

Pretty interesting huh? Would you get married on the scariest time of the year?

Must-Have Items You Need Pack for your Honeymoon

Honeymoon Essentials

A Honeymoon is the most exciting time to intimately bond with your partner. Here are some items essentials you need for your vacation.

 

Water proof Sunscreen

Your get-away typically involves a lot of sun exposure. You need to be protected from the sun’s harmful rays.

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A lacy negligée

Your honeymoon is an old-tshirt-and-shorts free-zone! Leave your dingy PJs at home and instead slip into a pretty negligee before bed.

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Something slinky, black and sexy

Black is always sexy. Black sexy lingerie matching thong and bralette–the lacier, the better.

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A good push-up bra

Give your ladies a little boost with a good push-up bra.

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Even cozy can look sexy when you wrap yourself in a decadent silk robe. Keep the wedding tradition with a hint of blue.

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Something frilly and white

Be a vision in white again and relive your wedding night when you wear this matching white bra and short set.

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A playful romper

Who knew so much coverage could look so seductive?

What else do you think we can add on this list? Let us know your thoughts!

Also checkout: Honeymoon Destinations- Cosy Tents

Fashion Tips for Grooms – How to Also Look Great Beside Your Bride

Fashion Tips for Grooms

Grooms are not mostly the focus on a Wedding. It’s always the Bride’s day. Grooms should also look sharp and compliment his bride. Here are some fashion tips for Grooms.

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Your suit or tux should fit the formality.

Your attire should be appropriate for your venue and match with the overall vibe and theme of the wedding. If your wedding is in the daytime or outdoors, you can wear something a bit more casual. If it’s an evening affair in a ballroom or swanky hotel, go with either a dark, well-tailored suit or a tux.

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Your attire should compliment with your partner’s.

This is pretty obvious. You need to be the best looking couple in your wedding. If her dress is a bedazzled ball gown, you won’t want to wear a lightweight linen suit—a classic black tux is more like it. Other combos that work: a rustic lace gown paired with a tailored tan suit, or a streamlined city-chic gown with a slim-cut gray suit.

Your body type should dictate the suit.

If you’re tall and slim, most tuxedos and suits will look good on your frame. To add bulk, try a double-breasted suit, which will make you look broader. To slim down, try a fitted suit with a little bit of a nip in the waist to give the impression of a leaner silhouette. Skip lighter-colored suits since darker hues are slimming.

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The fit should be perfect.

Even if you have the most expensive suit, if it’s too loose or too tight you will look awful in them. The fit should be perfect for you.

Regardless of whether you’re rentingor buying, most shops will custom tailor the purchase. Here are a few basic tailoring rules:

  • The jacket sleeve hem should fall at the wristbone with about one-fourth to one half inch of the shirt cuff showing below.
  • The bottom hem of the jacket should cover the butt and the vent shouldn’t pull open. If it does, that means it’s too tight.
  • The collar should lay flat on the back and sides of the neck without any gaps or bulges.
  • Pants should fit comfortably when standing and sitting and break across the top of the shoes so they cover the top one-third.
  • A bow tie should fit snugly around the collar.

Your look should coordinate with the theme.

You will look odd if your suit is for a beach wedding in a formal wedding event. It should match the theme.

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Don’t forget to accessories.

To achieve a totally unique look, it’s all in the details. Spice things up and wear a special boutonniere or a bow tie, vest, necktie, cummerbund or cuff links in a different color or style. For a luxe affair, have the groomsmen each wear a tux with a black bow tie and black vest, while you don a white tie and white vest. Don’t be afraid to inject your personality into your outfit.

There you have it. We hope this tips helps you to look sharp and stylish on your wedding day!

You can also help your bride on finding the perfect dress, check out this blog: How to Find a Wedding Dress that Flatters Your Body Type




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