9 Ways To Style Your Veil

By Marie Davis

Picture by: Cosmopolitan

Uniquely Styling Your Veil

Classic Low bun with a veil on top

  • A classic look that any bride could wear. This is a low textured bun with the veil pinned perfectly in place on top. This gives a simple but glamorous look for anyone’s big day!

Fate Juliet Cap

  • A name taken from Shakespeare himself. This is a veil/cap made with tulle and different details that sit on your head as a cap but flows as a veil.

Threaded Through veil

  • This could be another take if you want a layered look but without all the pinning. You slip one end of the veil through the bottom of your bun, and bring it out to the other side. This could be a fun and effortless way to use less bobby pins!
Photo by: Britten Weddings

Chapel veil

  • This is the most common veil; it is a 2-layer veil meant to give length and definition to the bride and the dress. This is fastened on top of the bride’s head to carry the weight of the veil.

Veil w/ Tiara

  • This royal look is paired with soft Hollywood curls, and a veil attached at the base of the tiara to give a classy elegant look.

Embellish with some flowers

  • You could use your veil to add some color or texture. This means adding some flowers to your veil to give it a bit of color and flare.
Photo by: Grace and Light Photo

Mantilla Veil

  • A traditional Spanish veil that is lined with detailed lace that is placed on your head lightly. This is a very elegant and sleek look for any bride. You could pair this veil with a sleek bun or soft glamorous waves. 

Short light veil

  • A veil perfect for that vintage look or a bride with shorter hair. This veil can be pinned, clipped, or even put on a hat for the bride.

Cathedral Veil

  • A statement piece for every bride. This is a traditional veil that will go with any luxury classic dress. This is a perfect veil to fit with a long train.

Involving Step Parents in Your Wedding

By Marie Davis

Picture by: Vue Photography

Involve All Your Parents

Walking Down the Aisle

The bridal entrance is traditionally escorted by the father of the bride, but in some cases sharing that moment with your stepfather is just as important. You could even do a halfwalk, where a step parent walks you halfway down the aisle, and your biological parent can take you the rest of the way.

Pledge of Support

Have each set of parents pledge their support, meaning that they have a speech during the ceremony stating that they support your decision to marry.

Parent Dances

You can include step father/mother dances to incorporate them in a special moment at your reception.

Planning

Have everyone have a little hand in a project that has to do with your wedding, so everyone feels included and loved.

Photo by: Wedessence

Boutonniere and Corsages

Everyone should have flowers because they are all your family. If you want to make them a special part of your wedding, this is something that will show them a little extra love. 

Dress Shopping

Try to include your step-mother/father in your dress shopping plans because it’s the little things like inviting them to pick out the dress of your dreams that will melt their hearts.

Invitations

When writing in the mother and father, include the step-parents names if they want to be recognized. They are just as much your parent if you would like them to be.

Toast

Make sure to recognize everyone that got you where you are today, including step or biological parents because they are always there for you no matter what through thick and thin.

Spice Up Your Winter Wedding

By Marie Davis

Picture by: Adam Michael

Winter Wedding Tips

Make sure to have a signature drink or food item that relates to the holiday feel, it will give your wedding a little extra holiday cheer! 

  • Egg Nog Martinis
  • Cranberry Spritzers
  • Pomegranate Splashed Champagne
  • Wreath Shaped Spinach Pastries
  • Holiday Cookie & Cocoa Bar

You could also consider having mini stockings stuffed with mints or other goodies as your wedding favors!

Give major heads up to your guests 

A lot of people plan trips or even just have other family plans around the holidays so beware of the possible low amount of RSVP’s 

Everything might be a little pricier around this time of year, so remember to take this into consideration when booking your venue, and solidifying hotel blocks

 This is also vacation season, meaning hotels, airfare, etc. Will be at an all-time high. 

Holiday weddings should be black tie events

Make it more formal, gives it a special part of your day and gives everyone to dress up for a big fun event! 

Photo: Rachel Rodgers

If you’re planning a NYE Wedding, be sure to host until at least 12:30am

This way you can celebrate the new year with not only a new spouse but all your family and friends as well. 

Make your décor celebrate the holiday but also you 

Including sparklers, some fake snow, and even some holiday colors! 

Photo: The Drake Hotel

Emergency Wedding Kit Must Have’s!

By Marie Davis

Picture by: BlushPrintables

Day of Emergency Kit 

Double stick fashion tape 

You never want a wardrobe malfunction, so use this tape to prevent that stay bra strap or securing your wedding dress 

Sewing kit 

Get a kit that has mini scissors, thread, and needles. This will allow to you make quick fixes, cut off loose threads and snip off tags 

Safety pins 

Buying a kit with assorted sized because you never know when you will need one 

Stain remover pen 

This is the end all be all!! You never know what is going to happen! 

Picture by: Lotch and Key

Anti-blister balm 

Got those new shoes just for the wedding? Prevent them with anti-blister balm 

Portable steamer 

Not having to lug around a big heavy steamer will save you some time and energy 

Lint roller 

Using a lint roller will get rid of all that pesky hair that falls on you while you are getting ready! 

Hair spray 

Just some touch ups to keep your hair nice and tidy 

Pain reliever 

Just in case you have cramps or just a migraine your wedding day should not be stressful 

Blotting papers 

Getting the oil off your face before you walk down the aisle to make those pictures look perfect! 

Tissues 

You will probably shed a few happy tears so make sure to have some tissues handy! 

Picture by: Dove
Picture by: Kleenex

Deodorant 

Just to make sure to stay refreshed and not sweating while walking down the aisle! 

Lip gloss 

For touch ups, and have pretty lips for that big I DO kiss 

Picture by: Victoria Beckham Beauty

Snack 

You won’t be eating a lot because of nerves, and then you’ll be starving! So pack a snack!!! 

A Shot 

Calm your nerves and knock one back! 

Bobby pins 

Just in case anything falls out or needs to be put back in place. 

Picture by: Mane Message
Picture by: Walgreens

Mints/gum 

Have fresh minty breath when going in for the newlywed kiss! 

Imodium  

I know, I know, BUT you’ll be glad you have it with you if your nerves decide to mess with your tummy pre-vows.