What exactly does a Maid of Honor do?

What exactly does a Maid of Honor do?

What exactly does a Maid of Honor do?

Your Maid of Honor and Best Man, your bridesmaids and groomsmen, your parents, the adorable Flower Girl and Ring Bearer – they are all very important people included within your wedding. Therefore, you want them to know exactly what their roles entail and what their tasks are for this hugely important event in your life.

What are these duties, to be more precise? Here are some of the things you might want to keep in mind:

  • Traditionally, the parents of the bride are tasked with organizing and paying for the wedding. However, this is rarely practiced these days, as the parents of the bride, the parents of the groom and very often the couple will split the costs of the wedding. Aside from this duty, the parents also have the opportunity to participate in different wedding planning activities, dance with their daughter/son at the wedding, and generally help entertain the guests too.
  • The Maid of Honor and the Best Man are very often considered to be the closest equivalent to a “personal advisor” for the bride, and respectively the groom. They also coordinate the bridesmaids and groomsmen in different wedding planning-related tasks, as well as in choosing their dresses (and making sure they attend all fitting appointments too).
  • The Flower Girl and the Ring Bearer are most often the youngest members of the wedding party. The Flower Girl walks down the aisle before the bride, while the Ring Bearer walks down the aisle to bring the pillow with the rings on it. Their main task, though? Being absolutely adorable!
  • If you have friends or relatives who are too young to be bridesmaids or groomsmen, but too old to be Flower Girls or Ring Bearers, think of offering them the honorary titles of “Junior Bridesmaid” and “Junior Groomsman”. They will be delighted with their role!

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5 Summer Wedding Favors We Love

5 Summer Wedding Favors We Love

Be unique with the creation of your summer wedding favors!

Your summer wedding should really stand out and be memorable. After all, this is such a special event in your life that it is only natural to want everything about it to be unique, personal and full of candor.

How to bring all this into your wedding favors? What are some of the most special summer wedding favors ideas your guests will surely love? Here are some suggestions to inspire you:

  • Sunglasses. If you want to have an outdoor ceremony, offering customized pairs of sunglasses will be more than welcomed. Plus, this is the kind of favor everyone will be able to re-use and enjoy after the wedding too – especially if you choose to personalize them with something discrete, such as by having them in your wedding colors or adding a small heart pattern to the design.
  • Mason jars. Weddings and mason jars have been great friends for the past few years – and truth be told, we really can’t have enough of them. Offer customized mason jars (or wine bottles) – they are unique, cute and everyone loves them. Plus, you can fill them with delicious summer treats, such as organic honey or homemade jam.
  • Mini candles. Want to offer something that will enchant your guests’ senses? Offer personalized mini-candles in your favorite fragrances, in the colors of your wedding. This is a gift nobody can refuse!
  • Succulents. If you want your guests to take home wedding favors that are truly special and meaningful, offer them small pots of plants. Succulents make for a great choice because they withstand the heat and they will be more than able to survive the wedding.
  • Seeds. This is the kind of wedding favor that’s as emotional as it’s unique. Personalize small paper envelopes (with a cute quote or your wedding date, for example), and fill them with flower seeds. Tell people to plant these seeds as a symbol of your growing love – they will be more than happy to do it!

Bride City Bridal Shows brings together amazing wedding professionals – all of whom are ready to provide you with truly exquisite services for your Big Day. Come visit us, purchase your tickets online and allow our exhibitors to help you plan the perfect wedding you have always wanted!

 

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Your Summer wedding should be full of style!

Your Summer wedding should be full of style!

Planning a summer wedding? You must be really excited about the upcoming event – and you surely want everything about it to look really beautiful too! How to sprinkle true, unique style over your entire summer wedding? We have some pretty inspiring ideas for you – so read on if you need a creative boost:

  • Summer sweetness. Having a cake is really nice – but having summer sweet treats can add a lot to your Big Day’s style and uniqueness! For example, serving large bowls of cherries or other summer fruit can be a healthy alternative to a candy bar. And if you want to pamper your guests, you can definitely serve them ice cream as well – no matter how young or old we may be, we will always love this yummy, icy dessert!
  • Special florals. Steal a bit of inspiration from the natural décor found on tropical islands and bring this into your wedding centerpieces. For example, you could opt for centerpieces in multiple colors, placed at different tables (each table with its own color). Also, you could combine flowers and tropical summer fruit for centerpieces that are genuinely special (e.g. your favorite flowers with lemons, for example).
  • Cooling favors. Make your wedding favors more than appreciated by offering items that help guests stay cool throughout the wedding. Fans, fresh face spritzers, personalized sunglasses – they can all be personal touches to your Big Day and it is guaranteed guests will make great use of them.
  • Amazing comfort. Want to be sure everyone feels really comfortable at your wedding? Give up on the black-tie attire and ask people to come dressed more casually. Meet them with fun colored flip flops at the entrance to make things even easier for them!
  • Cute insects. We may not like mosquitoes and flies in the summer – but ladybugs and bumblebees can be really adorable (and they have positive symbolism too). Make great use of these motifs and you will bring a touch of cuteness to your wedding day.

Bride City Bridal Shows has gathered amazing wedding professionals – and each of them is ready to provide you and your guests with the absolute best there is. Regardless of what type of wedding vendor you are looking for, be sure to check us out and buy tickets online for our bridal shows!

 

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Create a scrumptious wedding signature cocktail

Create a scrumptious wedding signature cocktail

Create a scrumptious wedding signature cocktail, perfect for the hot season of Summer

Your wedding drinks and food are very important if you want guests to have a really good time while celebrating with you. And yet, nothing beats a signature cocktail in terms of uniqueness and sophistication!

What are some of the best wedding signature cocktails for the hot days of summer? We have some ideas for you – so read on if you’re searching for inspiration.

  • Red mojito. Bored of the good, old green-tinted mojito? Then serve guests with a red upgrade of this famous drink! Add berries to the mix and the cocktail will not only “borrow” from the lively color of these summer fruits, but it will also be extremely flavorful and tasty.
  • Lemonade with pear vodka. Want to delight your guests with a drink that’s both refreshing and strong? Pear vodka is a very unique choice – and when you combine it with lemonade and lavender, you get a summer mix that’s perfect for the joyful vibes surrounding you all.
  • Pimm’s cup. A classic everyone loves, Pimm’s cup can make for a unique cocktail if, instead of the traditional cucumber slices, you use fruit as garnishes. What’s more, when you combine this drink with ginger ale, you can create a cocktail that’s guaranteed to be loved by everyone at your wedding!
  • White sangria. Fresh, delicious and just a bit colored in pink, a white sangria cocktail incorporates white wine and some red berries. Serve this with ice and it will be more than perfect on a hot summer day!
  • Lemonade champagne. Another cocktail based on lemonade, this one will definitely have everyone bubbly with joy and deliciousness. After all, what other is there better or more elegant than champagne for an event as important as your wedding?

Bride City Bridal Shows has gathered exquisite wedding professionals under one roof – so if you are searching for the very best for the Big Day, you should definitely come and visit us. Come buy your tickets online and plan the ideal wedding together with our amazingly talented wedding pros!

 

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Let’s Dance!

Let’s Dance!

Of course, you want your first dance to be absolutely magical. You want it to be filled with emotion and candor, with beauty and elegance – you want every second of this dance to last for a lifetime in your memory, so that you can “replay” it again, and again.

Fortunately, you don’t have to be a natural dancer to pull off a magnificent first dance. With a few tips, you can definitely create a moment that will bring guests to tears – and here’s what you should keep in mind to achieve this:

  • Start with choosing the perfect song. If you want to make sure this moment is genuine, choose a song you can actually relate to. Moreover, make sure the song itself is danceable, especially if you know yourselves not to be at a professional dancing level. Choose a song that speaks about your love story in a beautiful way and it will make for at least 50% of the first dance’s gorgeousness!
  • Learn the proper dance position. This is very important if you want to have a beautiful posture while dancing. The leader should place his/her right hand on the follower’s left shoulder blade, with the right elbow pointed up. The follower, on the other hand, should wrap his/her left arm around the partner’s lifted arm, with the right arm placed on his/her triceps.
  • Learn the basic box step. This is a dance step you can learn easily – and it will be suitable for multiple types of dances (including the first dance and other dances at the wedding). Rehearse a bit and you’ll both master this step!
  • Plan an elegant entrance. If you want to make sure your big entrance is truly elegant and beautiful, remember to rehearse it as well. It doesn’t have to be anything too complicated – but it should look self-confident and candid.
  • Add a bit of spinning. Want to make your dance more exciting? Rehearse some spins in your first dance too! They are easy to pull off once you learn how to do them and they will make everything more entertaining too.
  • End the dance with a stunning dip. Make for the perfect final photo by dipping the “follower” of the dance in a romantic and beautiful way. Again, this is something that needs a bit of planning and rehearsing – but it will be more than worth it!

Searching for wedding vendors capable of going above and beyond to make your dream wedding come true? Come visit Bride City Bridal Shows! Come visit us and buy tickets for the upcoming shows, and we guarantee you won’t regret it!

 

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It’s All About the Girl in the White Dress

It’s All About the Girl in the White Dress

As a bride, you want to look splendid on your wedding day – and considering the significance of your wedding day, it is only natural to feel this way.  How do you choose a dress that truly highlights your natural beauty and your figure?  We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Pear shaped. If you are one of the ladies who are larger in the bottom area, search for an A-lined wedding dress.  These gowns look really amazing on just about anyone and they can be suitable for a wide range of types of weddings too.  For a more elegant affair, you can wear an A-line made with luxurious fabrics, while for a more casual wedding, you can wear the same cut, made from fabrics that are more down-to-earth.
  • Apple shaped. The key is to create that beautiful hourglass-shaped illusion – and, in order to do this, we highly advise you to underline your waistline (either with a gown that puts emphasis in the area or with a wedding dress belt or sash).
  • If you are taller than average, you should choose a dress that’s simple and beautifully elegant.  Also, if you plan on wearing a long-sleeved design, pay attention to the sleeves, as they should reach beyond the wrists.
  • If you are petite, choose a dress that comes above your natural waistline (ideally a sheath, a trumpet or a modified A-line dress.  Stay away from ball-gowns or dresses that might make you feel “hidden” in them and stick to cuts that elongate your entire figure and emphasize your body’s gentleness and delicacy.
  • Smaller around the chest. Want to create extra-volume around your chest area?  Choose a dress that comes with embellishments in this particular part of the body and it will make you feel amazing!

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