Thursday, August 25, 2016

Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress Neckline For You

There are many different aspects to think about when you are choosing from the best wedding dresses in South Florida. The dress silhouette, fabric, accents, and neckline all play a large part in the way the gown will look on you. Today we will be describing a few of the lovely necklines that you will find at Angelus Bridal & Formals. One of these will be perfect for you! 

Possibly the most popular style, it's exactly as the name states. There are no straps on this type of dress, as well as no sleeves. A wonderful look to pair a stunning necklace with. The neckline sits under the arms and across the chest. You will need enough of a bust area to keep this dress up comfortably, and if you are flat-chested, it will do nothing to add the illusion of curves to your shape.  

This type of gown highlights your shoulders and collarbone, and it generally looks wonderful on almost any figure. The neckline sits just below the shoulders, and sleeves cover part of the upper arm. If you have extremely broad shoulders or believe your upper arms are too full, you may want to avoid this type of neckline.

Very similar to an off-the-shoulder neckline, this one also sits below the shoulders and covers the upper arms, but more fabric is involved. There will be a scoop of fabric from one shoulder to the other in front, as if framing the bride like a "portrait." 

The U-shape of this neckline tends to be flattering to every woman's body shape. It can be just a slight scoop in the fabric or cut low, and often it will continue to scoop in the back also. 

This neckline also accentuates the collarbone and upper arm, but the single strap over one shoulder adds a stylish look. It works well for a larger bust, and there is less worry about it staying in place throughout your evening due to the strap. 

The neckline resembles the top of a heart and is an excellent frame if you would like to highlight your cleavage without showing too much. It is a very romantic look that also features the central part of your neck. Often found on sleeveless gowns, it can also be beautiful on dresses with sleeves too.   

A sexy, plunging neckline in the shape of a V. It takes a confident bride to pull this off. This neckline can also create the illusion of height, but it can make a small chest appear smaller. If you are a B or C cup, this style could work for you.  

This is a higher neckline that follows the natural curve of the collarbone. The top is wide and offers elegant coverage in front. It can be found in both sleeveless gowns and with sleeves.  

This neckline has a strap that comes over the shoulders to wrap around the back of the neck. It is wonderful for making a short bride appear taller, and is an excellent style for tall brides and those with broad shoulders. You can find it both with a plunging neckline or a high one that covers the chest area. 


High Neck
For the more modest bride, this lends to a bit of a classic, Victorian look. Material covers your chest area and most of the neck, yet you can leave your arms bare. A nice mix of coverage and skin. 

When you visit our South Florida bridal salon, we will have even more fantastic necklines to show you. Our Angelus Bridal consultants can help you to discover the one that highlights your best features in the most flattering way. 

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Friday, August 19, 2016

Help Your Bridesmaids Find the Most Amazing Dresses For Your Wedding

You want the women standing next to you at your wedding to look amazing, so knowing where to shop for the best bridesmaid dresses in South Florida is pretty important. Getting everyone to decide on which gown is the best can be tricky. Use these tips from Angelus Bridal & Formals to make the decision easier for everyone. 

Start the dress search early.

You will want to have the bridesmaid dresses ordered at least 6 months before the wedding so that there is enough time for fittings and alterations after they come in. The sooner you find a gown that everyone likes, the easier it will be to move on to other wedding-related tasks. 

Use your wedding dress as inspiration for the style of the bridesmaid dresses. Enjoy flipping through bridal magazines together and sharing wedding fashions that you find online. Hopefully a dress style will emerge from everyone's favorite picks.   

Keep an open mind.

Trust that the women you have chosen to be your bridesmaids have your best interests at heart. They are not purposefully going to pick out something hideous and ruin your wedding. They are the ones that have to wear the dress all day long for numerous photos, so take their opinions into consideration and really listen to what they do and do not like. 

Narrow down the choices for them.

That being said, this is your special day, so you do get to have your own opinion about what the bridesmaids will wear. Instead of asking them to choose from every dress available in our South Florida Bridal Salon, narrow down the options to a few of your favorites. Take your maid of honor along for input, and once you have found a few different ones that you both like, bring in the rest of the group for the final decision.

Take the season & time of day into consideration.

The expected temperature on the day of the wedding will play a large part in your fashion choices, as will the time of day of the ceremony and reception. Afternoon weddings are usually more casual, while evening celebrations tend to lean toward a more formal feel.

To match or not to match...

Do you want all of your bridesmaids to wear the exact same thing, or will you let them vary the styles? Both choices are perfectly acceptable. If you do have them wear different dresses, make sure that each gown has some type of unifying element to pull them together, like different shades of the same color or having all gowns with a similar element such as the same length or neckline. 

Pay attention to pricing.

The sky may be the limit for you with your own wedding, but that may not be the case for your friends. You would hate for someone to have to turn down being one of your bridesmaids because it was too expensive. Be aware of what everyone can afford and do your best to stay within an appropriate price range for them.

Move around in that gown.

Bridesmaids will be doing a lot of walking, bending, reaching, and more while they assist the bride before the wedding, and once the reception dancing starts, they should be out on the dance floor jumping, twisting, and having the time of their lives. When you all find a bridesmaid gown you love, move around in it to make sure it will be comfortable and stay in place during all of the wedding day activities. 

A wonderful thought to keep in mind is that if you wouldn't wear a particular dress, don't expect your girls to. The wide array of gorgeous bridesmaid dresses that you will find in our Pompano Beach wedding dress store offers so many choices that you are sure to find the perfect gown that everyone will love. 

Don't forget about our "Love at First Sight" promo too. If you purchase a wedding gown on your first visit to Angelus Bridal & Formals, your bridesmaids will be eligible for $30 off of their dresses if the price is $159.95 or more. If you find their gowns for less than that, we will still give your bridesmaids 10% off of their purchase. We not only love our brides, but their wonderful friends too!

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Tips For Finding A Bridal Headpiece & Veil You Will Love

The headpiece that you choose to wear with your bridal gown is the crowning glory of your wedding day look. As a matter of fact, in some cases it literally is a crown! Accessorizing the fabulous wedding dress you found at our South Florida bridal salon is a wonderful way to incorporate your personal style and make it truly look as if it was made just for you. 

The consultants at Angelus Bridal & Formals have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to helping brides find just the right headpiece and veil for their gown. The following tips will help you know how to find something magnificent to wear on your wedding day.

Dress 1st - Hairstyle 2nd - Headpiece 3rd

Locating the best wedding dress in Pompano Beach is the first step. It's a lot easier to match a headpiece to your gown rather than the other way around, and it will also matter when it comes to picking a veil length. 

Once that task is happily completed, decide how you will want to wear your hair. You don't have to pick the final style right now, but you should think about whether you will wear it up, down, to the side, etc... That will make a big difference in the type of headpiece that you choose.

Match metals and dress accents

Your accessories should work together to accentuate the beauty of your wedding gown. Use the embellishments on the dress to guide your headpiece choice. You will want to find something with similar accents that looks as if it was made specifically to be worn with your dress. This same logic will come into play when you decide on wedding jewelry too. 

View it from every angle

Take a good look in the mirror when you are trying on different headpieces and veils. There will be lots of photos taken on the wedding day from every possible angle. You will want to make sure you like the way your hair accessories look no matter what angle you are seen from. 

Imagine the entire wedding day

Comfort is an important factor when choosing any of your wedding day fashion. You will want to pick out something that feels so good that you forget it's there. Also think about whether you will stick with the same look all night or switch it up for the reception. For example, if you choose to wear a long veil, you may want to take it off for the reception, or you may want to adjust your ceremony updo and let your hair down for dancing. 

Keep all of these factors in mind when you begin searching for your headpiece and veil. You will find a large, gorgeous selection to try on at our Pompano Beach wedding dress store, and we are happy to guide you in your search. It doesn't matter if you are looking for a tiara, headband, comb, clip, barrette, flower, fascinator, birdcage veil, cathedral veil... (well, you get the idea) Angelus Bridal & Formals has exactly what you need. 

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

20 Ideas to Keep Romance Alive While Wedding Planning

If you are planning a wedding, most people would assume that you are in a romantic state of mind all of the time, but the stress of planning all of those details is anything but romantic. August happens to be Romance Awareness Month, which is a wonderful reminder to take time out to appreciate that person you are about to join in holy matrimony. Angelus Bridal has a few great ideas for you to make sure that happens. 

It's extremely important for the future bride and groom to carve out "couple's only time," where absolutely no wedding talk is allowed. You will want that stress-free time to remind yourself what it's all about - the fact that you love this person and want to spend the rest of your lives together. Find a way to work a few of the following ideas into your daily routine.

  1. Love Notes: Write short "I love you" notes and hide them around the house, in the car, in their jacket pocket, etc...
  2. Scavenger Hunt: Turn those love notes into clues with a special surprise waiting at the end.
  3. Follow the Trail: Instead of clues, make a trail to follow of candy kisses, rose petals, etc...
  4. Breakfast in Bed: Sneak out of bed early and surprise them with a tasty tray.
  5. Date Night: Get out your calendars and put a weekly date night on the schedule. Once it's written down, it's more likely to happen.
  6. Hold Hands: Whether out shopping, walking in the park, or simply walking down the hall at home, take their hand.
  7. 15-Second Kiss: It's impossible to not melt into romantic bliss with a full 15 seconds of smooching. An amazing stress reliever.
  8. Movie Marathon: Tune out the world and cuddle together on the couch for some binge-watching.
  9. Dinner by Candlelight: Even if it's just sandwiches, the meal will seem a little more special.
  10. Road Trip: No plans necessary, just get in the car and see where you end up.
  11. Amusement Park: Be kids again for a day and ride all the rides.
  12. Picnic in the Park: Pack up some food and a nice bottle of wine and go for a lovely outdoor meal.
  13. Watch a Sunset: Set your alarm to go outside and watch the sun go down together.
  14. Turn Back Time: Visit the place where the two of you met.
  15. Personal Masseuse: Surprise them after a rough day with a relaxing back rub. 
  16. Bath Time: Run a nice, hot, bubbly bath, light some candles, and tell them to take some time out to enjoy.
  17. Do Their Chores: Take on their most hated chore before they have a chance to do it.
  18. Dance: Turn on some music in the middle of the day and take a dance break together.
  19. Fresh Flowers: Ladies love a bright bouquet, and flowers can perk up a fella's day too. 
  20. Say I Love You: Don't let a day slip by without reminding them of these three simple yet extremely important words. 

Your wedding day will be full of romance and love, and there is absolutely no reason why you can't have that every day before, and after, the wedding too. Take if from us here at your favorite bridal salon in South Florida, as long as you always remember to remind each other of the love that you share, your marriage will be a happy and successful one. 

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Friday, July 29, 2016

Brides LOVE our South Florida Bridal Salon!

One phrase that we stand behind here at Angelus Bridal & Formals is, "Our best publicity is our last customer!" When women come in to our salon looking for wedding dresses in South Florida, it is not only our goal to make the experience a special one, but our pleasure. 

When a bride takes the time to write a review about her experience at Angelus Bridal & Formals, it lets us know that we are doing our job right! Please take a moment to read what a few of our most recent brides had to say about their wedding dress shopping trip. 

"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, review from The Knot

"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

"What an amazing experience. From the owner Coco to everyone who works in this shop. My dress is everything I ever wanted and wow it was unbelievably affordable. We also bought the bridesmaids dresses here. I recommend this shop to everyone!"
~Debra G, review from The Knot

"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!" ~Brittany R.

"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

"Rhonda is amazing. She definitely has an eye for finding any woman the perfect dress. The store has a great energy and everyone is so sweet. I found my dress the first visit, and so did my mom and sister. The prices are great, too!"
~Brittany T, Yelp review

"They had an awesome selection. We got all of our bridesmaids dresses through them, they had a beautiful new style we loved that most other stores didn't have and for the best price. They also gave us a discount for ordering all 5 dresses through them. The ladies that work there, Rhonda & Yoli were super sweet and helpful. Great store. Also, Alterations by Reina, which is located in their store but you enter through the back, she's amazing! Highly recommend her! She altered my dress, my grandma's and a bridesmaids and did beautiful work and excellent price! She's super sweet and always a delight to go see her. My dress was all lace and she had no problem making it fit to perfection!"
~Gabriela B, review from The Knot

When you come in to our South Florida bridal salon, you can expect a similar experience to those described above. Our knowledgeable consultants are here to answer your questions and help make that bridal gown you are dreaming about a reality. We will make you, the bride, feel like a queen for the day during your appointment at Angelus Bridal & Formals, and we will show the same attention and care to all of the women in your wedding when they are ready to purchase their dresses. 

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Important Items To Have At Your Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment

After you book your appointment to shop for you dream wedding dress in our South Florida bridal salon, there are a few things that you can do to make sure it is a successful trip. Angelus Bridal & Formals will have all of the fabulous wedding gowns here for you. The following is a list of things that you should bring. 

Proper Undergarments

Nude-colored underwear is the best type to wear when you go wedding dress shopping. Choose whatever you are most comfortable in, but remember that you will need the bridal consultant's assistance to get into the wedding dresses. If you are shy, this may not be the day to wear a thong. 

Bring along a strapless bra that offers good support. It may not be the one you end up wearing with your dress, but it will give you a better idea of how the dress will fit than if you don't wear one at all. 

Special Items 

If you have certain things that you plan to wear on your wedding day, bring them along so that you can find a dress that works well with them. It could be a family heirloom veil or a piece of jewelry that has been passed down from generation to generation. 

You probably will not have your shoes picked out until after you find the dress, but bring along a pair with a heel the height that you plan to wear on the wedding day. Also, bring something to put your hair up with so that you can see how an updo will look with the gowns compared to wearing your hair down.

Supportive Friends

Bring along a couple of your closest friends, sisters, your mother, or whoever you shop well with and knows your style. Too many people in your shopping entourage can make the day extra long and the added opinions will make the final decision a lot harder. Stick with a small group of helpers that will be honest and supportive with this important decision.


Knowing the types of wedding dresses that are your favorites will give your bridal consultant an idea of where to begin looking for your perfect dress. You are welcome to bring in pictures of the types of gowns that have caught your eye, but don't have your heart set on a photo because of the next item on our list... 

An Open Mind

A dress will look a lot different on every single person that tries it on. Just because you love it in the magazine, it may not be the right shape for your body type. On the other hand, a gown that doesn't seem that impressive on the hanger may look like it was sewn especially for you once you slip into it. 

Our Angelus Bridal staff has a lot of experience when it comes to this subject, so keep an open mind and try on a few of their suggestions. Brides are often happily surprised at the dress that turns out being "the one." 

Finding your dream wedding dress is a very special moment. It should be a happy memory, not something that was stressful and miserable. If you follow the tips above it will help your bridal gown shopping appointment at our Pompano Beach wedding dress store to be fun and successful, just as it should be. 

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Thursday, July 14, 2016

7 Tasks to Tackle When You Agree to Be a Bridesmaid

We usually use our blog to speak directly to the bride, but this one is all about the bridesmaids. It is full of things that can be done to help the bride both before and during the wedding. Please share these tips from Angelus Bridal & Formals with all of your bridesmaids.    

Purchase a Bridesmaid Dress

One of the first things to be done is to find and purchase something stunning to wear. Our South Florida bridal boutique carries a large variety of the most fashionable bridesmaid dresses from many amazing designers. You will want to begin budgeting for the dress and accessories as soon as you say yes to being a bridesmaid. 

Most of the bridesmaid gowns that you see on our website can be found in stock in our Pompano Beach wedding dress store, so you will be able to try on lots of different styles when you come in. We feature fabulous fashions from Allure Bridals, Bella Bridesmaids by Venus Bridal, Bill Levkoff, and Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner. 

We also have an extra-special bonus available every day. If the bride buys a wedding dress on her first visit to Angelus Bridal & Formals, each bridesmaid dress will be given a $30 discount. (Discount applies to gowns priced $159.95 or more. If the price is less than that, a 10% discount will be offered.)    

Be the Bride's Personal Assistant

Wedding planning involves lots and lots of decisions and errands, which can be both time-consuming and stressful. Let the bride know that you are available to assist her when she needs it. Run errands, help with DIY projects, give input on her dress (if she asks for it), and generally offer to be there when it all gets to be too much for her to handle alone. 

Offer Emotional Support

You are a bridesmaid because you are a very close friend or family member, and the bride loves and trusts you. One of your most important jobs will be simply to listen. Whether the bride is gushing about wedding details, complaining about the things that aren't going right, or de-stressing with an emotional crying session, you simply smile, nod, and offer comfort. This is a once in a lifetime event with a roller coaster of emotions attached. Give her the support she needs to get through it.   

Plan Pre-Wedding Parties 

A bridal shower and the bachelorette party are both events that are not planned by the bride or groom, so the bridesmaids take these tasks over. She can give you a guest list, but the theme, activities, and all the other decisions are up to you guys. 

Attend Wedding Related Events

As a member of the wedding party, if your schedule allows, you are expected to attend any wedding related events before the big day. This includes engagement parties, multiple showers, and bridal luncheons. Please note, even if you attend every bridal shower, only one gift is expected. You will need to make time to attend the wedding rehearsal too, so that there are no surprises on the wedding day.

Take Care of the Bride

You have been providing support during the planning process, but on the big day, your job's not over yet. You will be there to help the bride get ready before the ceremony. Make sure she eats and stays hydrated throughout the day, keep track of her cell phone and other items, help to bustle her dress, and even assist her when she needs to use the restroom. (That's a difficult task to tackle alone in a full skirt!) You do the worrying and thinking for the bride and just let her enjoy the day.   

Play Co-Host 

You have the inside scoop, so you can help to make sure guests know when they should be someplace and where to go. Be ready to give a toast to the happy couple if asked. Also, it is your job, along with the groomsmen, to make sure everyone gets out on that dance floor and keeps the party going all night long.  

There are lots of things that you can do to help the bride enjoy this very special time in her life. When you are helping someone that you care deeply for, it's not work, but a pleasure and an honor to help in any way. 

That's how we feel about the women that shop at our Pompano Beach wedding gown store. We care deeply about each and every one of you. When you come into Angelus Bridal & Formals, we will take the time to put you in a dress that makes you look and feel like the magnificent woman you are.  

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