The San Diego Bridal Show is proud to support Cinderella's Attic at the January 23rd, 2016 bridal show at the Sheraton Mission Valley!
Cinderella’s Attic is a non-profit organization that provides high school girls with free formal wear for their prom and other special events. Our mission is to build confidence and self-esteem in young women by providing free formal dresses and accessories for special events that they might not otherwise have been able to experience. Cinderella’s Attic hosts the seasonal Cinderella’s Attic Prom Boutique and partners with like-minded organizations to support formal events.
Contact Cinderella's Attic for donations and more information: (858) 583-0225 WEBSITE
Here, the Bridal Consultants at D’Angelo Couture, describe how to use Pinterest in your bridal appointment to find your dream wedding dress
First of all, Pinterest is amazing
Wedding designers love Pinterest for finding the perfect wedding gown, accessories, shoes, and even panties (ooh la la). Many brides-to-be use Pinterest to plan their big day.
Also, Pinterest can be overwhelming.
Brides come in to D’Angelo Couture Bridal with 3500 Pins they have been collecting since the day they met “The One.”
Help us narrow down our gowns to help you find the dress of your dreams with these 4 tips.
A Better Deal Tuxedo & Suits
369 Bird Rock Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037
A Better Deal Tuxedo is a family-owned and operated business with over 40 years in the formal menswear industry. We have served many loyal customers in La Jolla and surrounding areas, and appreciate how their support has helped our business continue to thrive in recent years. As always, our spacious showroom is filled with designer suits, tuxedos, and all the accessories to help you arrive in high style at your next special event. A Better Deal Tuxedo specializes in tuxedo and suit sales and rental for weddings, prom, parties, and business events – contact us whenever you want to make an appearance that makes an impression
Article and photo courtesy of Friar Tux Shop
Many people do not know the difference between suits and tuxedos so we have put together this blog post to explain the details. Suits are typically worn for work or less-formal events such as business meetings and attending weddings. Tuxedos are worn for more formal events such as if you’re in a wedding party, attending a school dance like prom, a charity events, or a black-tie affair.
However, dressing up for your wedding is really about the preference of you and your soon-to-be-wife. Some prefer tuxedos for a more elegant look and some prefer a suit for a more casual beach wedding. Two major considerations for choosing a suit vs. a tuxedo are the wedding gown and the venue. If the bride is wearing a gown, typically a tuxedo is the right choice; if the bride is wearing a more casual dress, then a suit will likely match her better. Just remember, you never want the wedding guests to be more dressed up than the groom!
Article and photos courtesy of Exquisite Weddings Magazine
Are you making sure to check your list twice this holiday season? We hope that our holiday gift ideas for her will help get your holiday shopping juices flowing!
From festive ornaments to perfectly printed PJs, The Bride Suite ladies have got you covered. Searching for something simple that still makes a gift-worthy statement? Check out the copper candle (#2) below. Kate Spade sure does have some cute ornaments this year. We hope our 12 ideas below will have you fa-la-la-falling head over heels for holiday shopping this season.
What do you have your eye on this season? Let us know in the comments below. Still out of ideas? Check out these 16 gift ideas for her, and 9 gift ideas for him.
GET THESE 12 HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS FOR HER:
1. PJs via Shopstyle
2. Candle via ShopBop
3. Socks via JCrew
4. Naked palette via Nordstrom
5. Kate Spade ornament via Kate Spade
6. Business card holder via Nordstrom
7. Nixon watch via Shopbop
8. Holiday scarf via Nordstrom
9. Marquee lights via Nordstrom
10. Studs via Shopbop
11. Botties via Zappos
12. Merry card via Jcrew
Sometimes the best moments at a wedding are when the kids let loose and get the party started. Whether they are making their grand entrance down the aisle or stirring it up on the dance floor, kids have a way of making sure everyone has a little bit more fun. These are some adorable shots, not just because they make you smile, but because this is what weddings are all about – bringing together all the ones you love for a long day and night of pure fun.
Article courtesy of Dinner4two
Although I am not a bride-to-be or a former bride, I am a to-be-bridesmaid! With countless friends who are preparing to walk down that aisle within the next 24 months, I get the pleasure of being a bridesmaid and #MOH!
While shopping for the bridesmaid dresses isn’t as important as picking out your perfect gown, it should be just as fun. Make sure you pick a style that not only represents your party but also you and your day!
So for all you brides-to-be, check out some of my all time favorite bridesmaid dresses – for every type of wedding:
Who should wear tuxedos in the wedding?
It is customary for the groom and his groomsmen to wear tuxedos or nice suits that match the formality of the bride's dress. When the fathers and grandfathers are part of the ceremony, they tend to wear attire that is matches the rest of the party. Ring bearers are always a crowd please when wearing a child-size tuxedo or suit. Occassionally, ushers will also wear formal attire.
Should everyone wear the same tuxedos and accessories?
Just as the bride stands apart from her bridesmaids, the groom often chooses to wear a coat or accessories that differ slightly from the groomsmen. For instance, the groom may wear a traditional coat with neutral accessory colors while the groomsmen's accessories might match the bridesmaids or the theme color(s) of the wedding.
Are there other choices besides tuxedos?
If your wedding style is semi-formal, outdoors, or alternative you may decide to have your men wear suits. Depending on the time of day and setting, there are black, navy, grey and tan suits or ivory linen suits. For beach weddings, some parties choose to wear matching taupe or tan slacks with a special wedding shirt. Overall, the formality of the men should match that of the bride and the rest of the wedding. Tuxedos always make for an attractive wedding party and great wedding photos but there are plenty of other choices to fit any wedding atmosphere.
Does the time of day or wedding location determine which colors to choose from?
Time of day and location (indoors/outdoors, cool/tropical) can play a factor in selecting garments. Most importantly, the color should match the women in the wedding party. Daytime tuxedo and suit choices might be tan, ivory, white, or an ivory linen suit, although some people wear traditional black tuxedos for daytime weddings. For evening weddings, black, navy, grey or pinstriped tuxedos or suits tend to be popular. Be sure to ask about tuxedos or suits that work better for hot or cool temperatures.
Who pays for the tuxedos?
In the vast majority of cases, each member of the party will pay for his own ensemble.
Courtesy of Friar Tux Shop
How should the jacket fit?
While your coat should be comfortable, tuxedo jackets aren't made as athletic wear. In other words, you're not going to have as much maneuveribility as you would in your t-shirt. The shoulder pads should not stick out prominently past your shoulders, and you don't want too much room in the chest and abdomen. If the chest and abdomen fit too close, then the arm pits are going to feel overly tight. If you plan on being in a lot of photos, err slightly on the tight side rather than the loose side.
How should the trousers fit?
The trousers should fit comfortably and ideally should not be restrictive through the rise (crotch) or the waist. Some men prefer a slight break at their shoe, while others prefer them slightly shorter with little or no break. In all cases, the trouser should be worn at the waist and not sagged below. Doing so will result in akwardly pulled pleats.
Don't leave Mom out
By Isabel Rubinas
During the father-daughter dance, I saw my mom standing off to the side. I grabbed her and my brothers and we had a "family" dance instead. It was so sweet. My husband's family thought it was such a great idea, they did it too.
By Carolyn Kabes
I had the bridesmaids pick out the dress they were going to wear. I chose the color (chocolate brown) and I let them choose the style. I really liked the dress they chose, it flattered everyone.
I also let them choose their own shoes, jewelry and hair style. I wanted their personalities to come out, so all I asked was for the dress to be the same, everything else, they were on their own. It made for no complaints!
Take Advantage of Virtual Tours
By Courtney Smith
With hundreds of ceremony and reception locations in San Diego alone, it's impossible to see all of them in a reasonable amount of time. With a little help from technology, many locations now offer Online Virtual Tours so that brides can preview the style and size of a location without actually being there. Make sure to take advantage of this technology as you're planning your wedding.
Get the right shoes
By Lisa Tesitor
I actually bought some slippers that said bride and groom on them for the reception but thought they were silly. But, an hour into the reception, after walking around and saying hello, my feet were killing me.
I realized my dress would have hidden the slippers and I would have spent more time with friends and family if I had more comfortable shoes.
Article used by permission from San Diego Style Weddings.
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