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Happy Valentine’s Day from WeddingWire!

Posted by Kim on Feb 14, 2013

watters weddingwire valentines shoot 4 e1360784623825, wedding dress style ideas and trends bridesmaids ideas and trends navigation From left to right: Alix Tydings is wearing the Camellia dress in Coral/Black ($274) by Watters Maids; Becky Matlack is wearing the Pepper dress in White/Gardenia ($350) by Encore by Watters; Madeleine Kent is wearing the Iris dress in Coral ($256) by Watters Maids; Cristina Fioramonti is wearing the Posey dress in Ivory/Almond/Black ($278) by Encore by Watters; Katey Houck is wearing the Ginger dress in Coral ($360) by Watters Maids.
Photography by Allison & Chris Britton Photography. Makeup by Blend

On this very special holiday, the team at WeddingWire is so excited to bring you a Valentine’s Day-themed fashion shoot. With the help of Watters, Allison & Chris Britton Photography, and Blend, we staged a photo shoot right here in our offices featuring our staffers as models. Inspired by current runway trends, and the classic hues of Valentine’s Day – pinks, reds, and corals – we selected wedding dresses and bridesmaid styles that would be totally perfect for a V-Day wedding – or for any other time of the year. And boy, did our models have fun wearing them!

Take a peek at our first WeddingWire fashion shoot here, and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Photography by Allison & Chris Britton Photography. Makeup by Blend

Valentine’s Day Sneak Peek!

Posted by Kim on Feb 11, 2013

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As you can imagine, Valentine’s Day is one of our favorite holidays here at WeddingWire. So to celebrate all things love, the WeddingWire team, our friends at Watters, and some super-talented vendors have a special surprise for you. It will go live on this very blog on Thursday, but we’re sharing a sneak peek above and on Instagram today. You’ll have to wait until Valentine’s Day to see the rest!

How Many Bridesmaids Are You Having?

Posted by Caitlin on Jan 30, 2013

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Photo: Carla Gates Photography

The most common question brides ask during the early stages of their wedding planning is: “How many bridesmaids are too many?” Not only does it depend on who you want standing by your side on one of the biggest days of your life, but also on the size of your wedding, venue and budget. The traditional rule of thumb is to have one bridesmaid per 50 guests, but what if you want more than that? You can always delegate honors to your friends by asking them to help coordinate the bridal shower or bachelorette party, sing during the ceremony or prepare a toast for the reception. Most will understand if you have to choose family first. When it comes to working out your bridesmaid budget, consider if your bridesmaids will pay for their dresses, shoes, accessories or hair and makeup. You certainly will have to give a thank you gift to all your leading ladies as a token of appreciation, but keep in mind that the larger the number of bridesmaids, the harder it may be for you to manage.

How many ladies will be standing by your side? Let us know in the poll below!

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Hot Bridesmaid Dress Colors for 2013

Posted by Kim on Jan 29, 2013

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If you’re starting to think about your wedding color scheme and style, you should also factor in what shade your bridesmaids will be wearing. Remember that your bridesmaids aren’t just there for moral support, they also serve as an important decor element (yes, we know how weird that sounds – but it’s true!). Check out the four hottest bridesmaid dress colors for 2013 (and venues where they’ll look their best):

Coral: This bright shade was hot at the 2013 Golden Globes – and on the bridal market runways. We think coral looks gorgeous at beach weddings, or really any warm-weather celebrations.

Gray: Whether you prefer a more silvery tone or a darker charcoal, we love this sleek and modern hue as a replacement for black at formal ballroom weddings. 

Green: Emerald is Pantone’s 2013 Color of the Year, and we think it makes a beautiful shade for bridesmaid dressesparticularly if you’re hosting a modern wedding in a loft or art gallery.

Blush: If your wedding will take place in a garden, there’s perhaps no more appropriate shade than super-feminine blush. Choose a light and airy fabric, like chiffon, for a totally garden-appropriate look.

What color are your bridesmaids wearing? Tell us in the comments!

Brilliant Idea: “Groomsladies” Tie Sashes

Posted by Kim on Jan 28, 2013

We peruse through dozens of real weddings every day (we know, poor us), and sometimes we see a wedding detail so brilliant we just have to share it with you. This is one of these ideas.

We are all in favor of couples mixing up the genders in the wedding party – Best Women, Bridesmaids, Man of Honor, we’ve seen it all, and think it’s more important to honor those you care about that stick with traditional single-sex bridesmaids and groomsmen. So we were so psyched to see Lauren and Tom’s Alexandria, Virginia wedding – which featured a mostly female groom’s side – Tom’s sister, two female friends, and one male friend. And we just adored the “groomsladies’” ensembles – gray dresses from David’s Bridal accessorized with sashes fashioned from the Macy’s ties Tom and his groomsman wore.

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Says Lauren: “One of my favorite things about Tom is how well he understands women.  He grew up with an older sister, his mother, and his grandmother all in the same house, so that’s where he gets it from. And when he chose his wedding party, he knew pretty quickly that he wanted some special ladies on his side of the aisle. Since it was a garden wedding, he knew he didn’t want a tux and so the fabulous grey J. Crew suit took shape early. That meant Paul would be in a grey suit as well, and the groomsladies in grey dresses. But Tom was confident that the groomsladies shouldn’t look like bridesmaids; that’s one reason why they didn’t carry bouquets. He came up with the tie idea as a way for them to look “Groom side, strong side,” as they kept saying, but still feminine.  The tie around the waist worked really well.

Are you having mixed-gender wedding parties? If so, how are you differentiating their ensembles? Let us know in the comments!

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