Friday, January 20, 2017

Gorgeous Quinceanera Dresses For Beautiful Young Women

The wedding dress of your dreams awaits you at Angelus Bridal & Formals, but if you're not quite old enough for that memorable event in your life, we've got some beautiful fashions for young ladies too. You can find the best quinceanera dresses in South Florida at our salon. If you know a lovely young girl that is about to celebrate her journey into womanhood, we've go the perfect thing for her to wear! 

Quinceanera History
Today, just as in the past, a quinceanera is the celebration of a young girl's transition into womanhood at the age of 15. It has cultural roots in Latin America, but is now commonly celebrated throughout the Americas. As far back as 500 B.C., Aztec culture marked the age of 15 as the time that boys became warriors and young ladies were ready to be mothers of future warriors. 

Times have changed, and instead of considering a girl an adult at 15, it is viewed as her no longer being a child, but but entering young adulthood. She is ready for certain privileges associated with womanhood that she is now considered mature enough to handle. 

Colorful Gowns
Quinceanera gowns were at one time commonly white, similar to a wedding dress, without the train or veil. Today, they are available in a rainbow of gorgeous colors. The style is formal with a very full skirt, but our South Florida quinceanera dress shop also carries convertible gowns that the skirt can be removed from for a less formal look. 

When your 14-year-old begins searching for the perfect quinceanera dress, let the color be influenced by her personality and personal style. After all, this celebration is all about her reaching an age where she is old enough to make more grown-up decisions. With the wide variety of choices available, there are sure to be many colors that you can both agree on.    

Quinceanera Dress Shopping Tips
To make finding the most beautiful quinceanera dress in South Florida easier to do, we've got a few helpful tips for you to keep in mind. 

  • Make an appointment - Having an appointment to shop for a quinceanera dress guarantees that you will have the consultant's undivided attention. The scheduled time is all yours, with no other customers interrupting, and the consultant there to answer any questions you may have. 
  • Ask questions - If you aren't sure about something, it never hurts to ask. As a matter of fact, it usually is the best thing that you can do to make sure you get exactly what you want. Angelus Bridal & Formals has years worth of experience when it comes to special occasion dresses, and we are here to help in every way that we can.
  • Be adventurous - Don't feel like you have to stick to one particular type of gown. Try on a wide variety of different styles, fabrics, and colors to discover which one looks the best on your body. Dresses look much different on a person than they do on a hanger or in a picture, so you'll never know until you try it on. 
Once you find that perfect quinceanera gown in our Pompano Beach special occasion dress store, we can also help you find all of the stunning accessories to go along with it, like tiaras, gloves, jewelry, and more. This is a very special time in a young woman's life. Let Angelus Bridal & Formals help to make it a memorable occasion she will never forget.  

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Friday, January 13, 2017

5 Things To Look For In Your Perfect Wedding Dress

Every bride dreams of the perfect wedding dress once she becomes engaged (and some start dreaming long before that!) Our bridal salon in South Florida helps women find amazing bridal gowns every day. What makes a specific dress the right one for you? Angelus Bridal has come up with a few ways for you to know when you find "The One." 

It looks good on you.
More than likely, you will go ga-ga over many different wedding dresses that you see in magazines or while browsing online. Know going into your shopping appointment that just because a gown looks amazing on paper, it may not look so flattering once you put it on. Try on a variety of styles and silhouettes until you find the one that looks best on your body, then continue your search within that flattering style. 

It makes you feel good.

If you've seen any romantic movies or watched wedding dress shows on TV, you know that the majority of the women in them tear up and get sentimental when they look in the mirror wearing the perfect dress. While that can be exaggerated a little bit for the camera in some cases, when you slip into the bridal gown that was meant for you, you really will just know it. Don't convince yourself to love a dress that you aren't excited about. Listen to your heart and wait for that feeling. Just like the perfect man to marry, your dress is out there, so wait for it. You'll find each other!  

It's comfortable.

After listening to your heart, let your head chime in too. If you are getting married on a beach, then a great big bouncy ball gown may not be the easiest thing to wear on the sand. Also, even if you look amazing in a strapless gown, if you will constantly be worried about it falling down, then you won't be comfortable wearing it for the hours involved in a wedding. Find the right fit and a wedding dress that makes you feel like the VIP that you are, but make sure you can dance the night away in it and still be comfortable enough to have an amazing time. 

It fits in your budget. 

Nothing is worse than falling in love with something that you can't have. Wedding budgets are important so that your spending does not get out of hand and cause unnecessary stress on your new marriage. Angelus Bridal & Formals has a great big store filled with lots and lots of gorgeous bridal gowns in every price range. You will be able to find an affordable wedding dress that looks fantastic, feels incredible, and you'll be thrilled to walk down the aisle in. You may even be lucky enough to find your dream dress within our clearance section, which features over 300 exquisite wedding dresses in all sizes, from size 4 up to size 30, and each of them are marked at 50% off the regular price!    

It will be ready on time.
Bridal gown shopping should begin early in your wedding planning. Your wedding dress will need to be ordered, which can take months to come in, and there may be alterations necessary once it does arrive. Even if you find your dream dress at a sample sale or in the clearance section of our South Florida bridal boutique and can take it home right away, you will want to leave enough time before the wedding for alterations and finding bridal accessories. If you wait until the last minute, you may end up having to settle for whatever is available and already fits. 

Find the Perfect Wedding Dress at Angelus Bridal
It's not hard to find the perfect wedding dress, it just takes a little bit of time and patience. If you happen to fall in love with the perfect one on your first visit to Angelus Bridal & Formals, we have an added special just for you. (We've seen it happen many times!) 

Love at first sight "pays" when you purchase a bridal gown on your first shopping trip to our Pompano Beach bridal store, because we will give you 20% off of the purchase of a bridal veil and headpiece. As an added bonus, we will offer a discount for all bridesmaid dresses purchased at Angelus Bridal too. Make an appointment soon to shop with us, and our talented consultants will help guide your search for the perfect dress to wear at your wedding. 

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Thursday, January 5, 2017

5 Resolutions To Make Wedding Planning Easier

The beginning of a new year often causes people to want to make New Year's resolutions in an effort to better their life. If you are planning an upcoming wedding, our South Florida bridal salon has come up with a few wedding planning resolutions that you may want to try out. Incorporating these ideas will hopefully make the entire process a little easier for you, and Angelus Bridal & Formals wants you to enjoy this time with as little stress as possible. 

Get Organized
One of the most important things that you can do for yourself during the wedding planning is to keep all of your wedding information in one, easily accessible place. A binder can hold all of your signed contracts, notes, magazine clippings, contact lists, appointments, etc... With every bit of information in one place, you should always be able to find answers quickly. 

The only down side is that a binder can be misplaced, and papers may make their way out of it. We highly suggest keeping a digital copy of everything too. That way, in the unfortunate instance that the binder disappears, all of your information is still retrievable. Make sure that your soon-to-be-spouse, and maybe even your maid of honor, have access to the files too. 

Don't Procrastinate
A wedding planning checklist is not there to add to your stress-level, but rather to keep everything on track and moving forward. Once you have your tasks prioritized, get them done! The key is to be aware of the timeline on each one, then tackle each step in order, one-at-a-time. There is a very wonderful feeling that comes with being able to cross a finished item off the list, giving you the confidence needed to move on to the next one.

You don't always have to find extra time for these things. There are lots of things that can be multi-tasked, like packing and addressing invitations while you watch television. Large list items don't have to be done all at once either. If something can be broken up into smaller, quickly handled tasks, every little bit helps. An example would be to fill out thank you cards as gifts are received instead of waiting until after the wedding to do them all at once. 

Work Together
A husband and wife are a team, but that teamwork shouldn't wait to begin after you say "I do." Take on the wedding planning together. This will help to get things done twice as fast, and you will both be there to give your personal input the entire time, assuring that the wedding reflects the both of you. 

Things will get done even faster if you both ask for additional help from others that you trust. Family members often want to help out in some way, and your wedding party will be happy to lend a hand if needed. There are plenty of things needing to be done that these people can handle, so let them. 

Stick To Your Budget
It's easy to get excited about adding a few things here and there while you are out and about shopping for wedding items, especially the closer the date gets. That adorable $5 centerpiece addition may not seem like much money to spend, until you multiply it by the number of tables at the wedding. If the decorations that you already planned and paid for don't really need the extra stuff, skip it. 

The whole reason for picking a budget in the first place is so that you don't end up with huge bills rolling in after the wedding is over. With proper planning, you can have an amazing celebration with the money you have set aside for it, and sticking to your budget means you won't look back with any regrets, ruining some of the happy memories.

Remember To Have Fun!
Possibly the most important piece of advice that we can offer you is this: Always remember to enjoy this moment! Throwing the wedding of your dreams can seem overwhelming at some points during the planning, but you have to keep in mind the reason for all of it - you get to marry the person you love and spend the rest of your lives together! If you find yourself stressing out, take a break. Make a date for the two of you where no wedding talk is allowed. As a matter of fact, it wouldn't hurt to make that a weekly date.

Don't sweat the small stuff either. The wedding won't fall apart if the napkins are ivory instead of white. It may not be exactly what you had in mind, but everyone will still have a napkin and most likely won't even notice the color. Save your worrying for the important stuff that really matters. 

When you get to the portion of your planning involving wedding fashion, begin your search at our bridal boutique in South Florida. Our knowledgeable staff is here to make that part easy for you. Each bride has our undivided attention while she is here for a shopping appointment, as well as the benefit of our fashionable and affordable gowns, immense experience in this field, and superior customer service. 

The fact that Angelus Bridal & Formals is also considered a "one-stop-shop" is extremely helpful too. After we help you find gorgeous gowns for everyone in your bridal party to wear, you will be able to visit with the other vendors at our Pompano Beach wedding store to take care of tuxedo rentals, makeup, photography, cake design, and more. Happy New Year, and happy wedding planning! 

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Our Best Publicity Is Our Last Customer

One of our favorite sayings here at Angelus Bridal & Formals is "Our best publicity is our last customer." Shoppers tend to trust other people's real-life experiences. We can tell you how wonderful we think our South Florida bridal salon is until we're blue in the face, but you are much more likely to trust the unbiased opinion of someone that does not work here. 

Our past customers have no reason to sing our praises unless we have earned it, and earning their trust and love is exactly what we strive to do each and every time that someone walks through our doors. We can usually tell that we are doing our job by the happy smile on a woman's face when she finds "THE dress," but it's their kind reviews that let us know for sure. 

If you have been wondering exactly what a shopping experience is like at Angelus Bridal & Formals, take a look at what these women have to say about theirs. 

"Is there a way to give SIX stars, how about SEVEN? That's how great this store and staff are! A huge selection of dresses with lots of space in the multiple dressing rooms and mirror pedestals. I truly felt like I was the only bride there (even though I know others were in the store). Yoli was a dream, a true gift to have help my mother and I! She was caring, attentive, and has a wonderful eye for style with still keeping my budget in mind. I took almost 2 hours deciding on the perfect dress, and I never felt rushed or hurried. When I finally made my choice, the whole store made me feel very special by having me ring the bell and take pictures with the bouquet! I am truly overwhelmed with how welcomed this store made me feel, and I hope this review leads another bride to be able to have the special experience I was able to enjoy today. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart!"
~Brittany E, The Knot review

"THEY ARE AMAZING. I needed a larger dress and they had an incredible selection. I felt comfortable and beautiful and was able to get a dress on the first visit. It was exactly what I was looking for."
~Shari, Wedding Wire review

"This was an absolutely amazing experience for me! Yoli and the whole staff was phenomenal- patient, caring, and job overall wonderful. I highly suggest coming here for a perfect bridal experience... And I said YES to the dress!!!"
~Brittany R, Yelp review

"Just one of the hundreds of beautiful and adorable dresses they had!"
photo from Brittany R's Yelp review

"This place was so awesome from the staff Yoli to the owner who personally made it his mission to congratulate me on finding the dress of my dreams! Thank you all for making my experience wonderful! I had no prior appointment because I was visiting from Texas and Yoli still made every attempt to fit my family and I right in! I couldn't thank you all enough! You all are awesome! Now my mom will find a dress to wear for the wedding from there too I know that Yoli will make her feel as beautiful as she helped me feel! Thank you all for making me a happy bride!!"
~Kiarra Y, Google review

"Amazing, phenomenal, caring, patient, attentive, and wonderful! This store had so many great options for great prices :) Yoli was so fabulous to work with, she personally made my wedding dress shopping experience a perfect one. I said yes to the dress! Thank you!!"
~Brittany R, Facebook review

"My mom and I loved our experience at Angelus bridal. The selection was broad and all of the staff there were kind, honest, helpful, and communicative. They made sure my dress and veil came in on time, and they have a great and inexpensive alterations store right next door. Highly recommended!"
~Kristen R, The Knot review

"BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER. LOVED THEM. Found my dress and fell in love with it! Thank you for making this experience the best!"
~Natalia R, Google review

Many couples get engaged this time of year, and if that happens to you, Angelus Bridal would love to help you find the perfect wedding dress. Hopefully you can tell from the kind words above that we do everything in our power to not only help you find your dream dress, but we also do it in a way that makes you feel like the very important and special person that you are. 

All of the women that shop at our wedding dress store in South Florida are unique, and we make sure that your personal style will shine through on your wedding day. From the bride to the bridesmaids to the mothers of the bride and groom, we will make sure that all of the ladies in your wedding look and feel fantastic. 

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

9 Romantic Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Christmas is just around the corner, and 'tis the season for many wedding proposals to take place. As a matter of fact, between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day, there is a large rise in the number of people "popping THE question."

It could be due to the festive nature of the season, or possibly the fact that most family and friends are gathered together already and able to share in the joy. Angelus Bridal & Formals decided to look up a few romantic traditions associated with Christmas, and this is what we found. 

Here they trust a rooster to choose who will be married next. Piles of corn are placed at the feet of single ladies. The rooster is then released, and the next bride-to-be is the one whose corn pile he chooses. 

St. Barbara's Day is celebrated on December 4th every year in Austria. On this particular day, unmarried women are encouraged to place a single cherry twig in a glass of water. If she is lucky enough to have it bloom before Christmas Eve, then good luck is coming her way, and very likely, marriage. 

Czech Republic
Make sure no one is standing too close to you if you give this tradition a try! Single women toss a shoe over their shoulder, and the way it lands says a lot. If the toe points towards the front door, a wedding is in your future. 

During the Christmas Eve supper in Poland, straw is placed underneath the tablecloth. This symbolizes the birth of Jesus in a manger. Guests at the table take turns pulling out a piece of straw. If your straw is green, luck and marriage are coming. If it's yellow, expect to be single for another year. 

We've heard before that finding a spider on your wedding dress is good luck, That could be due to this tale. Once upon a time, some spiders overheard a widow sadly state that she could not afford to decorate her Christmas tree. The spiders took it upon themselves to weave their beautiful webs all over the tree, giving it a festive and natural beauty. To this day, people in the Ukraine hide a spider in their tree for good luck.   

Unmarried people in Sweden need to choose their Christmas rice pudding bowls carefully. If they want to be married within the year, they need to find the bowl with an almond in it. 

In Thessaly, boys take a cedar branch and girls take a white cherry branch. These are then held over a fire. The branch that burns the fastest is not only the one expecting good luck in their future, but also an impending marriage. 

United Kingdom
Supposedly, a kiss under the mistletoe became a popular Christmas tradition around the 18th century in England. Mistletoe is the Druid symbol of fertility. You'll find this frisky greenery hanging in many homes here in the U.S.A. too. 

This particular tradition takes place on New Year's Day rather than at Christmas. People get together to pour molten tin into buckets of cold water. The shapes that are formed when the tin cools are used to predict each person's future. If you end up with a heart or a ring, love is on its way!

Some of you may believe wholeheartedly in traditions like these, and others may find them preposterous. Either way, we think they're kind of fun. If you give any of these a try this year and end up with wedding bells in your future, make one of your first wedding planning stops at our South Florida bridal salon. With the wide variety of sizes, styles, and affordable choices for wedding fashions at Angelus Bridal & Formals, you are bound to find something to absolutely fall in love with. 

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Friday, December 16, 2016

7 Tips For Dressing The Gentlemen In Your Wedding

Our South Florida bridal salon mostly focuses on how to find the most fantastic fashions for all of the women in your wedding, especially the beautiful bride. The gentlemen will be standing up front with all of the gorgeous gals, so you will want to spend some time making sure that the groom and all of his groomsmen look amazing too. Angelus Bridal & Formals has a few tips to make sure the groom and his fellas look their wedding day best. 

Discuss the men's fashion as a couple
Even if you have a groom that is happy leaving all of the wedding decisions up to the bride, the clothing that he and his groomsmen will be wearing is one area that really needs his input. After all, he's the one that will have to spend the entire day and evening wearing whatever gets picked out. Just like you have strong opinions about your beautiful bridal gown, the groom will most likely want to have a say in how he will look on the wedding day. Talking it over together will help him to better match the style of the wedding that is being planned. 

Let the wedding style influence the clothing
There are a large variety of choices for men these days other than the classic tuxedo. Your overall wedding style and the women's fashions should play a part in guiding what the gentlemen will wear. The entire wedding party's looks should compliment each other. The formality and season will also dictate the choices. An evening ceremony in a fancy ballroom will require the guys to go all out with ties, jackets, cummerbunds, etc..., and a summer ceremony on the beach will allow for a more casual, laid back look.  

To rent or to buy?
If all of the men are wearing matching clothing, the groomsmen will most likely be renting their attire. It's the groom's big day though, so he may want to think about buying his clothing. Even though whatever he wears should look similar to the rest of the guys, he's the other star of the show that day, so the groom's suit can have a little extra pizzazz. 

No matter whether you end up renting or buying, it is extremely important to have all measurements taken by a professional. That way you know that everything will fit the way it is supposed to. The groom especially needs to make sure that whatever he wears fits as perfectly as possible.  

Remember comfort
The same thing that we always tell the brides is important for the groom to remember too: you will be wearing your wedding day clothing for a very long time. Above all else, make sure that you choose something you can be comfortable in for the entire celebration. The men will want to look great, but still be able to move around on the dance floor without restriction or discomfort. 

Be aware of the weather expected for the wedding day too, especially if any of the event is outdoors. A suit coat can get hot quickly on a sunny summer day. Another extremely important tip is to break in the shoes. Nothing is more uncomfortable than a stiff pair of shoes, and it can make a person look like they don't know how to walk.  

Don't procrastinate
Men don't have to get their shopping done as early as the ladies, but don't wait too late into the planning either. At least 3 months before the wedding date you should have something picked out and all of the men should be fitted. Taking care of that later could result in paying higher prices due to rush shipping, and your first choice of fashion may not be available any longer. Start watching the men's clothing stores early and you may end up stumbling upon a sale before the wedding. 

Be prepared
Don't assume that you can depend on the kindness of strangers, or even close friends, on your wedding day when it comes to tying a tie. If you don't already know how to do it, there's a chance that they don't either. Whether you wear a necktie or a bow tie, make sure that you learn how to tie it properly, and practice doing it more than once. 

A week before the wedding, make sure you have a plan for picking up rentals, and also for returning them. Angelus Bridal published a great blog about Quick Fix Tips for the Groom's Clothing that is filled with helpful ideas for handling wardrobe malfunctions on the big day. Take a look, because you never know when you may need to have that information stored away. 

Show off some personality
The groom should have some aspect of his clothing that sets him apart from the rest of the men. This can be a slightly different suit, a special boutonniere, or a different accent color than the groomsmen are wearing. It can also be fun to throw in some whimsical extras for all of the gentlemen in the wedding party. 

Crazy patterned socks peeking out from beneath their pants legs, goofy cuff links, or a themed undershirt to show off later at the reception can be fun, especially in the pictures. You can also get creative with the boutonnieres by using something pertaining to a hobby or like instead of flowers, such as fishing lures, action figures, or guitar picks.   

Hopefully the tips above will put you on the path for finding the best men's clothing for your wedding. Our bridal boutique in South Florida is a one-stop-shop when it comes to weddings. We can help you find the perfect tuxedos for the men, as well as introduce you to our in house photographer, cake designer, makeup artist, and florist. When you are ready to begin your wedding planning journey, start by paying us a visit at Angelus Bridal & Formals

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Gorgeous New Year's Eve Dress Styles To Ring In 2017

It's almost time to ring in another new year, so that means it's time to find the perfect party dress to wear to your New Year's Eve celebration. You will find the best special occasion dresses in South Florida right here in Pompano Beach. With the large variety of colors, styles, and affordable prices ranges at Angelus Bridal & Formals, you are bound to find something spectacular to wear!

The party gown that you choose will greatly depend on your own personality and personal style. The way that you want to look and feel on New Year's Eve will play a big part in the dress you end up wearing. Here are a few popular looks to help you decide. 

Many women choose to go with the always perfect "little black dress," but many others prefer to throw in a splash of fun color to usher in a new year. Angelus Bridal & Formals can definitley help you, no matter which look you want to wear this year. Depending on the formality of the party you will be attending, we have a wonderful assortment of floor length, cocktail length, and short gowns for you to choose from. 

For the woman that wants to kick up her heels, dance the night away, and have all eyes on her, a fun and flirty party dress is just the thing. One way to go is short and sweet, showing off your gorgeous legs and a fantastic pair of shoes. Another option is to stick with a longer style of gown, but pick one with plenty of sparkle and "twirl-ability" on the dance floor.  

This look is also an excellent way to have all eyes on you. A long evening gown in either a dark, glamorous shade or a shiny, metallic tone is a very festive way to celebrate the coming year. You will look as if you just stepped straight off of a red carpet and right into the party. 

Don't forget to add a few fabulous accessories to your New Year's Eve party look too. Amazing shoes are always a must, even if you wear a long gown. Your toes are sure to peek out at some point, plus, who doesn't love getting a gorgeous new pair of shoes! A small handbag is ideal, large enough to carry the essentials yet small enough to not draw attention away from your spectacular dress. As for jewelry, go bold with a simpler gown, and if your dress is a showpiece of its own, keep the jewelry a little more understated. 

Our South Florida special occasion dress store is here to make sure you find exactly what you are looking for. During your shopping appointment, our knowledgable consultants will take your fashion wants and needs and guide you toward the perfect party dress. Visit Angelus Bridal & Formals soon. We can't wait to dress you up! 

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