Tuesday, March 21, 2017

6 Helpful Tips For Picking Out Your Flower Girl's Dress!

A very special role in your wedding ceremony is that of the flower girl. Picture yourself making that grand entrance while guests and your future husband await the first look of the blushing bride, floating gracefully over a trail of flower petals leading the way to happily ever after. Angelus Bridal & Formals knows that the flower girl helps to make your walk down the aisle magical, therefore, her dress is as equally important as her role on your big day.



A lot of times, the flower girl is dressed in a similar version of the bride’s dress, but any dress that ties into the look of the wedding will be just as sweet. Here are some helpful tips for selecting the perfect dress for your beautiful flower girl:
#1 - Take notes on your flower girl’s age, height, physical appearance, and shoe size. This is important because you do not want to select a dress that is too small, too large, uncomfortable, or unbecoming for the occasion.

#2 - Keep the season in mind when you’re selecting her dress. You do not want her to be uncomfortable during your ceremony, reception and pictures. If your wedding is planned during the summer, consider a lighter, breathable fabric for her dress so she doesn’t get too hot. If planned during a colder season, make sure she is dressed appropriately so she doesn’t get too cold.

#3 - Select a dress that is easy for your flower girl to walk in without tripping or getting caught up in the fabric.

#4 - Pick a dress that is made of durable material to avoid tearing, staining, or wrinkling. Chances are, your flower girl will run around in her dress the entire day. You want it to stand up to the job.

#5 - Decide whether you want to go more traditional and have her dressed similar to you, or if you’d rather her stand out in a dress iof a different color within your wedding theme. If you choose to go with the mini-bride look, keep in mind that you don’t want her to be so bridal that it takes away from the grandeur of your dress.

#6 - Avoid extreme designs and severe color or pattern contrasts. You don’t want the dress to clash so much in style, color, or design that it becomes distracting and takes away from the cohesive look of the wedding. 

Although these tips for choosing the perfect flower girl dress can’t help you make the final decision, they can help narrow down your options and make selecting the right one much easier. When it comes to finding the perfect wedding fashions for the rest of your bridal party, our South Florida bridal salon is here to make that happen! When you are ready to begin shopping, give Angelus Bridal & Formals a call at 954-943-7768 and we'll take care of you.   




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Friday, March 17, 2017

5 Tips For Finding the Perfect Dress For Your Son or Daughter's Wedding

Whether you are the mother of the bride or the mother of the groom, you deserve to stand out brilliantly on your child's wedding day. Our excellent selection of special occasion dresses in South Florida can help you to do exactly that! Using the following tips from Angelus Bridal & Formals will allow you to find a gown that you and the happy couple all love. 


Talk to the Bride and Groom
The fabulous look of the dress that you choose will be all yours, but the day is all about the bride and groom. Ask their opinion on the look and style they are envisioning for the wedding. Their suggestions can guide you to look for styles and colors that will be cohesive with the overall wedding design. After all, you are not a regular guest, but an important part of the celebration. 

Talk to the Other Mother
If the person that your child is marrying has a mother that will be attending the ceremony too, you will want to get together and talk fashion. You definitely don't want to show up in the same dress, and it will look nice in group photographs if your fashions compliment each other. Coordinating the wedding day look with your future in-law can avoid possible conflicts and hurt feelings later on. 


Be Inspired by Wedding Details
Just like when the bride shops for her beautiful wedding dress, you can take cues from various wedding details to help you find a gown that you will be comfortable in and will also blend well with everything else going on. For example, the time of day and season that the wedding is taking place will determine the formality of the gown, as well as the type of fabric you may want to wear.    

The venue will also factor into your style choice. Is it indoors or outdoors, and are there lots of stairs or hills? You want something that will look amazing on you, but you want to be comfortable in it all day too. Also, think about the types of activities that the couple has planned for the wedding. If there will be lots of dancing, you'll want to find something you can really move in!  

Start Shopping Early
The sooner you begin shopping for your gown, the more time you will have to find exactly what you want. It's also wise to get a head start on finding your mother of the bride dress in case it needs to be special-ordered or any alterations are necessary. 

Be Yourself
All of the things mentioned above are excellent guidelines for your dress search, but when it comes right down to the final decision, stick with your own personal style. It is completely possible to coordinate with everyone else in the wedding while still looking like yourself. Angelus Bridal & Formals in Pompano Beach can provide the exquisite fashion, and then we will help you to dress it up and make the look all yours. 

Book Your Appointment Today!
When you book your appointment at the best bridal boutique in South Florida, you will find a spectacular array of colors, styles, and fabrics to choose from. One of our talented consultants will be with you during your time here to answer any questions you may have, and also to guide you to the look your are envisioning. The happiness you feel on your child's wedding day will make your beauty shine on its own, and we'll put you in the special dress that matches that beauty! 





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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Great Green Wedding Ideas

Since St. Patrick's Day will be here soon, today we've decided to focus on the lovely color green and a few ways that you can incorporate it into your wedding. You can literally add the color in places, like with the best bridesmaid dresses in South Florida, or figuratively by taking an Eco-friendly "green" approach. Angelus Bridal & Formals has some fun ideas for both of those instances.


Fashionable Accents
The bride can wear a classic white (or ivory, champagne, etc...) wedding dress and still add a touch of green here or there. Add a whimsical pop of color to your wedding day look with colored shoes, or possibly even a a colorful petticoat under a ball gown in varying shades of green that peek out from under the skirt. Jewelry is another excellent place to play with additional color, and you could even look for a bridal belt with some sparkly green gems within it. Get the guys involved too and put the groomsmen in colorful green socks.  

Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses
If you have chosen green as a major color in the scheme of your wedding design, you can find lots of gorgeous bridesmaid dresses in various shades at our South Florida bridal boutique. Pantone chose "Greenery" as their color of the year for 2017, so that makes green a trendy choice this year. The styles from Allure Bridals and Bill Levkoff pictured below are just a small sampling of what you will find. 



Fancy Florals
There are a few green flowers to be found, but the easiest way to add natural green beauty to your wedding decor is to use actual greenery. Lots of lush green garlands with a few colorful blooms peeking out looks absolutely amazing. Using leafy florals for the men's boutonnieres is a great idea for gentleman that prefer not to wear a flower. Another wonderful place for additional floral accents are the bride's and bridesmaids' hair.      

Dazzling Decor
Wedding decorations are an obvious area to incorporate color, but there are lots of fun places to add it beyond the linens and centerpieces. The cake is an excellent place to let your baker get creative, and they are sure to have some wonderful ideas for interesting icing. Weddings don't often use balloons (although we have seen this done in very tasteful ways,) but a photo backdrop full of green balloons and shiny streamers would make for some memorable and festive pictures. Once the reception dancing is in full swing, you can also change all of the lighting so that the dance floor has a cool green glow.   

Eco-Friendly Options 
If you prefer to have a "green" wedding, meaning you want to take an approach that is environmentally friendly, here are a few simple ideas to incorporate. 


  • Instead of cutting flowers for centerpieces, use pretty potted plants.
  • Get married at a venue that doesn't need a lot of extra decorating, like a beautiful garden or elaborate stained-glass-filled church.
  • Skip the favors, and if you do give them away, pick something useful that can be donated if your guests choose to leave them behind. 
  • Collect RSVP's by phone, email, or a website instead of taking paper ones by mail.
  • Write wedding program information, menus, and other day-of details on reusable chalkboards instead of printing paper ones for every guest.  



Color is a great way to add a lot of personality to a wedding, and there are lots of creative ways to do it. When it comes to your wedding day fashion, Angelus Bridal & Formals can always offer excellent advice in that area. When you visit our bridal salon in South Florida, tell us all about your color choices and we'll help you find some wonderful ways to work them in. 




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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What You Should Bring To Your Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment

Last week our blog told you How To Prepare For Your Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment, and today we are focusing on the items that you should bring with you to our South Florida Bridal Salon when it is time for that appointment. It's a simple list, but these few things can make a big difference in finding your dream wedding dress. 

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Examples of What You Like
When you come to Angelus Bridal, bringing along a few photos of the bridal gowns that capture your attention the most will give us a good idea of what your wedding style is. This will make it easier to begin the search with wedding dresses that reflect the look you are desiring. 

If you have swatches of your wedding colors, or even some of your wedding decorating plans, go ahead and bring those with you too. Your entire wedding vision just may give our talented consultants the perfect idea of a gown that matches it beautifully. 

Special Wedding Day Items
Most of the time brides find their wedding dress first, and then they add matching accessory items after that. Sometimes, however, a bride already has a few items that she wants to include in her wedding day fashion before she begins shopping. Examples would be an heirloom veil or piece of jewelry that has been passed down in the family, or a fabulous pair of shoes that you fell in love with at first sight and simply need to wear on your wedding day. 

If these items are already in your possession, bring them to the appointment with you. This will give you a chance to see how well they work with the different bridal gowns that you will be trying on. These items may also inspire your consultant to pull some specific wedding dresses for you to try on. 


Supportive Friends
Everyone has an opinion, but in the case of your bridal gown, your opinion is the most important. Choose the people that come along with you on your shopping trip wisely. A small group of supportive friends that know your style well and have your best interests at heart can be very helpful. Avoid bringing along anyone that loves to cause drama and never has anything nice to say. 

Proper Undergarments
Nude-colored undergarments work best for trying on our dresses. Remember that a consultant will probably be in the dressing room with you, since many bridal gowns aren't easy to get into alone. Wear underwear that you are comfortable wearing in front of them. 

A strapless bra that offers good support is the ideal kind to wear to try on wedding dresses. Even if it's not the bra you will be wearing on the wedding day, it will give you a better idea of how the dress will fit. We have the amazing Flattering Me Bra, designed by our very own Coco Abadi, owner of Angelus Bridal & Formals, available in our store. It offers real support, natural cleavage, and amazing comfort under any special occasion dress.   

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The Flattering Me Bra, available in white, nude, ivory, and black. 

An Open Mind

Even though we have suggested that you bring examples of wedding dresses you like the most, don't be afraid to try on something completely different. Bridal gowns don't look the same on different types of body shapes. Something that you love in a magazine photo may not be flattering on, and a dress that doesn't impress you on the hanger may look like it was made for you once you get into it! Your consultant has a lot of experience matching the perfect gown to our beautiful brides. She may have a suggestion that is worth trying out.  

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We suggest showing up already excited about your shopping trip, because once you're here we will treat you like the VIB (Very Important Bride!) that you are, doing everything in our power to create a memorable experience and a successful bridal gown search. This is a very special moment of your wedding planning, and you deserve to enjoy every minute of it!  

When you shop at Angelus Bridal & Formals, we realize how very special this moment in your life is. We strive to give you personalized, knowledgeable customer service so that your time with us is stress-free and wonderful. If you are on the search for a beautiful bridal gown, make an appointment at our wedding dress store in Pompano Beach and let us put you into that gown you are dreaming of. 



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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

How To Prepare For Your Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment

Booking an appointment to shop for wedding dresses at our South Florida bridal salon is the first step in finding your dream bridal gown. Once that appointment is made with Angelus Bridal & Formals, there are a few things that you can do in preparation for it that will help the entire process to go smoothly and successfully.


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Know what you like.
The more that you can tell our consultants about your favorite types of dresses, the quicker they will be able to zero in on the perfect gown for you. Flip through wedding magazines and browse online to see what's out there, and make notes about the dresses that catch your eye most often. You can even bring in pictures of your favorites to the appointment. Other details that will factor into the types of gowns that we show to you are the time of year, time of day, and formality of the wedding.

That being said, keep an open mind when it comes to trying on new styles too. It's impossible to know how you will look in a dress until you are wearing it. Something that you loved in a photo may not be the right fit for your body, and on the other hand, a dress you aren't that impressed with on the hanger may look amazing once you step into it. 

Gather your entourage.
You will want to be selective when choosing the people to bring along with you to your bridal gown shopping appointment. Many may be excited to join you, but too many differing opinions can make the decision a lot more difficult for you. Invite people that know your personal style well, have your best interests at heart, and will help to make the trip the positive experience that it should be. This is a very special part of your wedding planning, so no bad attitudes allowed! 


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Don't go on an empty stomach.
We don't suggest that you eat a great big meal right before your appointment, but don't go on an empty stomach either. You'll want to have plenty of energy in case it's a lengthy search. Eat something light before you come in, or at least keep a snack handy in your purse, just in case. 

Manage time wisely.
There are lots and lots of gorgeous wedding dresses to try on in our bridal boutique in South Florida. Show up for your scheduled appointment on time so that you can spend every single moment of it narrowing down the choices. You don't want to show up late and miss out on precious time we have set aside especially for you. 

Ask questions. 
Unless you are in the wedding business, shopping for a wedding dress is not something you do often. The consultants at Angelus Bridal, on the other hand, deal with wedding fashion on a daily basis. They are experts in this field and have dealt with all types of different situations. There is a very good chance that they will know the answer to any questions you may have, and if not, they'll be more than happy to find out for you.   


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Once you arrive at our bridal gown store in South Florida, you will have our undivided attention. You are very special to us, and we realize how valuable your time here is. The tips above will prepare you for a successful shopping experience at Angelus Bridal & Formals. Next week we will add to this advice by writing about the items you should bring with you to your appointment



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Friday, February 17, 2017

Money Saving Tips For Your Wedding

We see this a lot at our South Florida bridal salon; when you begin planning your wedding, it's fun to daydream about the way it will look, what you will serve, and how your celebration will be the most amazing wedding any of your family and friends have ever attended. Once you start matching up prices to all of those ideas, reality sets in. 


Many times, the budget you have set for the entire event can start disappearing quickly if you aren't careful. DO NOT extend your budget, but instead, find ways that you can have the most important parts of the wedding you really want by cutting back in areas that aren't as important to you. Angelus Bridal & Formals has a few simple tricks that can save you money without taking anything special away from your wedding. 

The Venue
Most weddings take place on Saturdays, so many wedding venues offer a discount to couples that use their facilities on other days of the week. Friday evenings and Sundays are still technically part of the weekend when most people are off work, and many guests have no problem with a weeknight wedding. They just may not be able to stay as late as they would on a weekend. 

It may be difficult, but keeping your guest list to a minimum can open up many more venue options, and the smaller venues probably come with a smaller price tag. Having fewer guests to provide food and space for will also cut your costs in many other areas. You can search for free places to hold your wedding, like a beautiful public park or beach, and you will only need to rent a space for fewer hours for the reception. If you do this, make sure that you have the proper permits to get married in that public area.   

The Stationery 
Save-the-Dates are only necessary if you are planning a destination wedding or one that will take place on a busy holiday weekend. If your guests don't need to make travel arrangements, a regular wedding invitation gives them plenty of notice. You can share a cute Save-the-Date with your guests online for free. RSVP cards are another thing that you can skip. It will save you from paying for all of that return postage, and you can collect RSVPs on your wedding website (which can be set up for free), by phone, or by email. 

You don't need to print out a menu and program for every single guest at your wedding. One big sign stating all of the information they will need to know can be placed prominently in one or two places for everyone to see. 

The Fashion
Angelus Bridal always offers the most affordable wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses in South Florida. Our talented consultants can guide you to a wide array of beautiful bridal gowns that fit within the budget you come in with. 


In addition to our affordable regularly priced wedding gowns, we also have a sizable selection of dresses for the bride in our clearance section. There are more than 300 to choose from, in all sizes from 4 up to size 30, and they are each marked at 50% off of the regular price! These are all sold from stock, as is, and they are every bit as beautiful as our regularly priced gowns. They have been moved to the clearance section only because we need to make room in our store for the next round of fabulous wedding fashions as they arrive.    


The Decorations
Florists can create arrangements for your ceremony that can perform double-duty and be used again at the reception. Using more greenery and less florals looks wonderful and is a little less pricey than full arrangements. You can use non-floral elements to fill up decor space. Candles add a lot to the look, plus they are great for creating a romantic ambiance in the room.  

If you can find a venue that is already gorgeous, like a garden in bloom or a space with a fantastic scenic view, you won't need to add a lot of your own decorations. For the things that you do need to buy, if you've given yourself at least a year to plan, keep an eye on after-holiday sales for big discounts on candles, twinkle lights, etc... Also, sign up for store email newsletters so that you are notified before any big sales happen. 

The Catering
You may assume that buffet dinners are your cheapest option because the guests serve themselves, but they are usually more expensive because extra food is made to insure that there is enough. Plated dinners and family style meals could save you money on the catering bill. You can also opt for a brunch, lunch, or cocktail hour reception, because menus for those meals usually cost less. 

As for dessert, a great trick to cutting down the price is to have a small cake made to display and cut for pictures, but have a sheet cake of the same flavor hidden in the kitchen, cut up and ready to serve to guests. The baker won't have to decorate the sheet cake as elaborately, meaning it will be less expensive. 

Good Luck With Your Planning! 
Those are just a few places where you can save a little money without sacrificing your entire wedding vision. Hopefully this blog has helped you with some of the planning, and when you are ready to start shopping for a wedding dress in South Florida, make an appointment with us and we'll make sure you get VIP treatment. 


We have many ways for you to save money at Angelus Bridal & Formals, one of which is our "Love at first sight" promotion. If you find the perfect bridal gown on your first trip to our store, we will give you 20% off of the purchase of your veil and headpiece, plus your bridesmaids can get $30 off of the purchase of their dresses too. You will all look absolutely gorgeous, and possibly even save a little money in the process. 



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Friday, February 10, 2017

The Advantage of Visiting a Bridal Show

As you prepare for your upcoming wedding, your wedding dress is one of the biggest choices you make - and most anticipated by the guests. Whether you have the exact dress you want in mind, or you have no idea where to start, visiting a bridal show can give you a good place to start. At Angelus Bridal and Formals, we specialize in helping you the perfect wedding gown, but sometimes it can be beneficial to visit a bridal show's fashion show - here is why.



You Can See How the Dress Moves
Every dress is made from a different material, and with a different cut. As these dresses move across the runway, you may find that they fit differently than you though when you saw it online or in a catalog. It may seem strange, but many brides can have their mind set on one particular dress, but after seeing it in person can change their minds immediately.

How Does It Look On a Person in Real Life
There are many different wedding dress styles, and these styles can look very different on different body types. Every woman is beautiful, and every dress can look completely different depending on the woman who wears it. There is something important about seeing your dream dress on a person in real life rather than online. Because of this, visiting a fashion show at a bridal show can help show you a different side.

Examine the Dress In Person
Satin, lace, and tulle - wedding dresses are made of many different fabrics. These fabrics can all look different in person, rather than online, and seeing them in person can make a big impact in your choice.

Fun Experience With Your Bridesmaids
Picking out your wedding dress can be a very social experience for many brides. Gather your friends together and head to the nearest bridal show to see your favorite dresses on the runway. Sometimes it can be a good way to get advice from the people who are closest to you.

You Can See Many Different Styles
Finally, a great reason to visit the fashion show at a bridal show is to admire the different styles. While you may have had a strapless, sweetheart neckline dress with a ballgown skirt - you may find that a mermaid gown in a shiny satin is the perfect dress for you. By going to a bridal show, you can experience many different styles, and you may even be surprised at what you could love.

At Angelus Bridal and Formals we can help you find the wedding dress of your dreams. If you are searching for your wedding dress in South Florida, we invite you to come to our shop and admire a variety of styles and find the dress of your dreams. You can visit our website to get a head start or give us a call at 954-943-7768 today.


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