Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Quick-Fix Tips For Last Minute Problems With the Groom's Wedding Clothing

Most people assume that it is easy for the groom and his groomsmen to get ready on the wedding day - they just "throw on a suit" and they're done. When they're lucky, it's that simple, but men can run into all kinds of obstacles when they are ready to get dressed for the wedding. Angelus Bridal & Formals has listed a few possible wardrobe problems for the groom in today's blog, along with tips for fixing them. 


Wrong Size
If you rent the tuxedoes or suit for the groom and groomsmen, it is very likely that you won't see them until right before the wedding day. If a measurement was written down wrong or there was a mistake in shipping, the clothing may not fit as well as you would like. In that case, if one of the groomsman's suits fits the groom better, they can make a trade. It is much more important for the groom to look his best, and that groomsman is sure to have his back on this.

If the shirt collar is too tight, you can loop a rubber band through the buttonhole and around the button. This can easily be hidden with a carefully placed necktie. Should you end up with pants that are a bit snug, safety pins can be looped together and used to fasten the pants. This unique rigging can then be covered up with the cummerbund or he can keep the coat buttoned to hide it. 

Ripped Seam
Hopefully the bride or wedding planner has a well-stocked wedding day emergency kit on hand and someone can quickly sew the seam back together. If not, or there's simply not enough time to sew it, you may be able to turn the garment inside-out, hold it together at the seam, and use safety pins to tightly fasten it back together. As a last resort, a stapler or duct tape will work too, but be extra careful when removing those after the wedding so as not to damage the fabric. 

Sweat Stains
Grooms, as well as brides, can easily get nervous before the wedding begins. It's a big deal, so nerves are perfectly normal! Nervous people tend to perspire, as well as anyone getting married on a hot day in a suit coat. Taking precautions ahead of time can avoid sweat stains from showing. 

An undershirt will absorb perspiration before it can reach the outer layer of clothing, and this can be replaced with a dry one between the ceremony and reception if necessary. You can also buy underarm garment shields to place under the armpits and soak up any extra perspiration. Your groom may also want to bring along an extra button-down shirt to change into before the reception begins, and of course, he shouldn't get completely dressed for the ceremony until the very last possible minute. 

No Boutonniere
If for some reason any of the men in your wedding party need a boutonniere but you find yourself short, pluck a few flowers from a centerpiece or your bridesmaids' bouquets. These can be gathered together with string or tape and creatively pinned so that the fastener doesn't show. It is very unlikely that anyone will notice that some of the boutonnieres are slightly different than the rest. 


Our South Florida bridal boutique is a one-stop-shop when it comes to many of the things that you will need for your wedding in addition to the beautiful bridal gown and gorgeous bridesmaid dresses. We also feature an in-house photographer, cake designer, makeup artist, florist, seamstress, and tuxedo rentals. (That tuxedo rental team is excellent at making sure the correct measurements are taken every time!) Visit us at Angelus Bridal & Formals for magnificent wedding day fashions, exceptional customer service, and so much more! 
    

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

How To Find Bridesmaid Dresses You & Your Bridal Party Will Love

The most important dress to find when you are getting married is, of course, your wedding dress, but there are a few other ladies that will need to look their best too. After you've discovered your own dream bridal gown, it's time to start the search for the best bridesmaid dresses in South Florida

Since everyone has their own personal style, it can sometimes be difficult to find a gown that everyone in the group is happy with. The following tips from Angelus Bridal & Formals will help to make the process a little easier for all of you. 



The Bride Picks First
It's always best for the bride to have her wedding gown picked out first. That way you can look for styles that complement it for the bridesmaids to wear. After that, we suggest that you, along with your maid of honor, do some preliminary searching for the bridesmaid dresses. If you have a very small bridal party this may not be necessary, but for larger ones, this can eliminate a lot of varying opinions and possible arguments. 

It is easier for a bride to convey the look she is going for to just one bridesmaid rather than an entire group of them. Keep the price that your bridesmaids can afford in mind when you start making selections. You can narrow down the choices to 3 or 4 dresses for the group to pick from. This allows you to let your friends pick their favorite, but from a group of gowns that you have already pre-approved.     

Trust Your Bridesmaids
Once you bring the whole bridal party together to make final decisions, trust them to have your best interests at heart. These are women that you feel close to if you have asked them to be a part of your special day, so they should be people that you trust to make a good decision. After all, even though it is your wedding, they are the ones that have to wear the dress. 

You want them to look and feel comfortable on your wedding day. If there is a tie for the winning gown, you can be the tiebreaker. Instead of everyone wearing matching dresses, another option is to give your bridesmaids a few choices of gowns that work well together and let each woman pick a different one.    

Start Shopping Early 
It's never too early to begin the bridesmaid gown search. Start out by flipping through wedding magazines together or sharing your favorite looks with each other online. This is a great way to get everyone excited, plus a wonderful way to figure out the styles that are most popular with your group. 

The bridesmaid dresses will need to be ordered at least 6 months before the wedding date. This will allow enough time for the orders to come in and any necessary alterations to be scheduled and completed. 



Angelus Bridal & Formals has a rainbow of colors and a wide range of different styles for you to choose from, and don't forget about our "Love At First Sight" promotion. When you, the bride, fall in love with your wedding dress and purchase it on your first visit to our South Florida bridal salon, your bridesmaids will automatically be eligible for $30 off of their bridesmaid dress purchase for your wedding. (If the gown they choose is priced under $159.95, they will receive a 10% discount instead.) Once everything is said and done, we will have you and your wedding party looking like the best dressed bridal party ever!  




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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

5 Ways To Combine Your Mother's Wedding Day Look With Your Own

Mother's Day is this Sunday, which of course has moms on our mind. Mothers play a very special part in getting you to where you are today. She undoubtedly was a beautiful bride on her own wedding day, and incorporating her wedding day look into your own is a wonderful way to honor her. Angelus Bridal & Formals has come up with a few ways that you can do that and still let your own personal style shine through. 


Wear Her Wedding Dress
Most of the bridal gowns at our wedding dress store in Pompano Beach have a timeless look that can be worn fashionably, no matter what style is currently popular. If your mother has a bridal gown to pass down to you that you absolutely love, you may be able to wear it as is and come to Angelus Bridal for the elegant accessories to wear along with it, personalizing it in your own way.

Wear Her Bridal Accessories
On the other hand, you may prefer to find your very own brand new wedding dress. In that case, you can still wear some of the bridal accessories that your mother wore when she got married, like her jewelry, veil, or headpiece. Bring those heirloom items along with you to your shopping appointment and our talented bridal consultants can help you find a wedding dress that they complement beautifully.  

Carry a Piece of Her Gown
Another option, if your mother doesn't mind, is to take a swatch from the original wedding dress and have it made into something that you can carry with you down the aisle. For example, some fabric from Mom's bridal gown could make a wonderful handkerchief to carry with your bouquet. This is also an excellent idea that allows a groom to carry a piece of his own mother's wedding dress down the aisle too. 

There may be a particular detail or embellishment on the gown that your mother wore that you love. A talented seamstress may be able to incorporate that in some way onto the wedding dress you fell in love with at our South Florida bridal salon

Copy Her Hairstyle 
Instead of a piece of clothing, you can have your hair styled in a similar way to your mother's bridal hairstyle. That is a terrific way to show her some love during the ceremony. If you want to bring some of your own style in later, you can show up with a new hairdo for the reception that's all your own.  

Duplicate Her Bridal Bouquet
Your wedding day flowers are a piece of your overall look. If you take a good photograph to your florist of the bouquet that your mother carried down the aisle, they can very likely recreate that same floral masterpiece. 


When you come into our bridal boutique in South Florida, let us know if you are wanting to incorporate your mother's wedding day look into your own. The wonderful staff at Angelus Bridal & Formals can help you do that in an exquisite way that honors your mom and still shows off plenty of your own personal style. 


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

3 Places You Can Donate Your Bridal Gown After The Wedding

Last week we gave you a few ideas for what to do with your wedding dress after the wedding, and one of those suggestions was to donate it. If you don't plan on wearing it again or passing it down to your children, donating your bridal gown to a charity or organization is a wonderful way to make another bride very happy. 


Angelus Bridal & Formals did a little research and found a few different places that can help you do that. If you are interested in reaching out to any of them, click the link in their paragraph title to learn more.  

BABC is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and originated out of a charity that was founded in 1997. Since then, they not only have connected brides with affordable pre-owned gowns but also donated millions of dollars to cancer-related charities. The organization is classified as a social enterprise charity (SEC.) While most SECs donate about 10% of their profits and free promotional support to their core cause, BABC chooses to give 50% to their charity!

BABC supports breast cancer causes nationwide with its partnership with Living Beyond Breast Cancer. They also partner with the Georgia Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, supporting cancer health legislative reimbursement efforts. You can find the requirements for donating a wedding dress on their website.  


BAA is a non-profit committed to loving one another by gifting weddings and wedding gowns to our military and first responders. Their mission is to inspire and express gratitude and appreciation for the service men and women serving in the armed forces. Deployments, financial hardships, and other challenges that are unique to military families can make planning a dream wedding difficult.

Since 2008, they have gifted over 20,000 wedding dresses and over 20 free weddings! "Operation Wedding Gown" events are held 2 times a year, generally near Independence Day and Veteran's Day, to offer free dresses to qualifying military brides. In addition to bridal gowns, they also take donations of special occasion gowns, veils, wedding favors, jewelry, and other items that would be useful for planning a wedding. 


This ministry was created to make very special gowns for newborns who pass away in the hospital. It may seem like a small comfort, but it means a great deal to the parents to have this special piece of clothing for family visitation and photographs to remember their child by. 

The baby gowns are created from donated wedding dresses. These are not for sale but instead given as a gift to the grieving families. If you choose to donate, you will receive a photo of the child's gown that is made from your donation. You can find details about donating by reading their story on their Facebook page. 


As we discussed in last week's blog, there are many things that you can do with your beautiful gown from our wedding dress store in Pompano Beach after the wedding. If you choose to donate yours so that someone else can benefit from the gown that brought you so much joy, the organizations on this page are a great place to start. 


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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

What To Do With Your Wedding Dress After The Wedding

Once you find your dream wedding dress at the best bridal boutique in South Florida, you will be counting down the days until you get to walk down the aisle in it. Once that marvelous day finally comes and goes, you will need to decide what to do with your beautiful bridal gown. Angelus Bridal & Formals has a few ideas for you in today's blog. 


Have It Professionally Cleaned
First and foremost, you will need to have your wedding dress professionally cleaned. Oils from your body and anything else that may have gotten on it could permanently stain the material if not taken care of soon after the wedding day. The material used for wedding dresses is very delicate and attempting to clean the gown yourself could damage the dress beyond repair. Instead, find a professional dry cleaner that has experience with handling these types of dresses.

Once you get it back home from the cleaner, do not keep it in the plastic bag, and don't leave it on the hanger. Plastic fumes can lead to yellowing of the material over time, and it will keep much better folded in a wedding chest rather than hanging up in a closet.

Preserve It
If you really want to make sure that nothing will happen to ruin your bridal gown before someone else has the chance to wear it, you can have it professionally preserved. Once the dress is cleaned, they will package it in an acid-free archival box that keeps it from deteriorating in any way. This will keep it in pristine condition until it is needed again. 

Donate It
If you don't want to save your wedding dress to pass down to family members in the future, a wonderful way to pass along the love that is attached to your bridal gown is to donate it. Every bride deserves to look and feel beautiful on her wedding day, but some women are not able to afford an exquisite designer gown. 

There are many charities that collect wedding dresses for women that are not able, for one reason or another, to afford their own. Rather than donating the dress itself to a bride, some charities will re-sell the gown to raise funds for their particular cause. Both ways allow your dress to bring joy to someone else.   

Turn It Into A Keepsake
A creative seamstress can create all kinds of wonderful things from your wedding dress. It can even be altered into a special occasion gown or cocktail dress to wear anytime that you like. A few interesting ideas for turning it into a decorative keepsake include:

  • Jewelry, such as a lace choker or a necklace using fabric from the dress in a locket
  • Quilt or throw pillows
  • Covered photo album
  • Christening gown or bassinet cover for your future children
  • Handkerchief for your future child's wedding


Our Pompano Beach bridal salon can help you find that fabulous wedding dress you are meant to walk down the aisle in. Hopefully today's blog has given you a few ideas for what you can do with that gorgeous bridal gown after the wedding is over. Whether you keep your gown from Angelus Bridal in the family in some way or pass it on, doing something with your wedding dress will help it to live on beyond the photographs. 




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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Tips to Gracefully Handle Rain on Your Wedding Day

According to the old saying, "April showers bring May flowers," a spring bride shouldn't be too surprised if it happens to rain on her wedding day. No one wants that to happen, but in reality, that is always a possibility any time of the year. 

If you are prepared for it ahead of time, rain does not have to put a damper on your big day. Angelus Bridal & Formals has a few tips to help you make it through a rainy wedding day like a pro! 


Remain Calm
First and foremost, if a few drops of rain, or even a downpour, fall on your wedding day, don't let it cause you any stress. Nature happens. If it makes you feel better, rain is actually supposed to bring good luck to your special day. It symbolizes fertility for a fruitful marriage and cleansing, washing away your old single life so you can enter your new married life. Getting upset isn't going to make the rain stop, but the plans you've made ahead of time will get you through the situation beautifully. 

Stay Dry
Before the ceremony, take precautions to keep everyone's wedding fashions dry. Keep everything zipped up tightly in garment bags until you arrive at your destination to get ready. Ladies, you will want to take extra care to keep long gowns up off of the ground. Fellas, if you are not getting dressed at the ceremony venue, you may want to do a quick change in the bathroom at the wedding site to make sure you don't end up with any splash spots on your suit from outside puddles. 

If you need to go outside for photos after the rain has stopped, lay down a tarp or something similar to walk on. Your photographer should be creative enough to keep it out of the pictures. 


Have a Plan
Backup plans are made in the hopes that they never need to be used, but they are wonderful things to have "just in case." Should you need it, you'll be thrilled that you took the time to come up with it. This will allow you to keep the celebration going, rain or shine. 

For outdoor weddings, always have an indoor spot reserved in case of inclement weather, or possibly rent a tent to keep the party outside. Today you can rent tents that have elegant walls with windows, and they are more like a sheltered oasis than simply something to cover your head. Even if the rain stays away, a tent can still be a nice touch in case anyone wants to get out of the sun. 

Umbrella Shop
Find some adorable umbrellas that match your wedding colors or theme, and make sure that you have enough for everyone in your wedding party. If the weather forecast says that there is a very strong chance of rain on your wedding day, you may even want to have enough umbrellas for your guests to use too. They will make great favors and can be returned if you don't need to use them as long as the tags have not been removed. 

Have Fun With It! 
Remember that old saying, "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain!" Take this unfortunate event and roll with it. Instead of getting mad and ruining this otherwise beautiful day, choose to make a few special memories that wouldn't be possible without the rain. 

If you don't mind getting wet after the ceremony, get out in it and have your photographer capture some amazing photos that not all couples get the chance to take. Those matching umbrellas will really come in handy for that!

Do remember to take special precautions to protect your wedding dress if you decide to get out in the rain. Find out what will happen if the material gets wet, and keep any areas that may be ruined out of the water.    


Don't let anything ruin your special day, especially a little bit of water. A little bit of pre-planning and a positive attitude will assure that you can handle anything that comes your way on the wedding day. Our South Florida bridal salon knows that the most important thing about any wedding day is the fact that you are a "Mr. & Mrs." at the end of it. As long as that happens, the entire event was a success! 



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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Love at First Sight (For Your Wedding Dress) "Pays" at Angelus Bridal & Formals

"Love at first sight" between two people is a romantic notion that does happen, although it is a rare and very special occurrence. Getting that same feeling for the perfect wedding dress at Angelus Bridal & Formals happens often, and when it does during your first shopping appointment, you benefit with extra discounts for you and your bridesmaids! We carry a wonderful variety of exquisite bridal gowns at our South Florida Bridal Salon, and your dream dress is right here, waiting for you to discover it! 


How It Works
It is quite simple to take advantage of our very special "Love at First Sight" wedding dress promotion. All you need to do is give us a call at 954-943-7768 to make an appointment to shop for your bridal gown. Once you are here, let us know what the wedding dress you've always dreamed of wearing looks like. That information, combined with the styling talent of our knowledgeable consultants, will put you on the path toward the perfect gown for your wedding.

Just start trying dresses on, and as long as it's your first visit to our Pompano Beach wedding dress store, all you need to do is fall in love with "the one" and buy it that day. With the tremendous selection or fabulous gowns that we carry at Angelus Bridal, more than one visit to our store is rarely necessary! (Except, of course, for your trip back to search for bridesmaid dresses!)     


Discounts for the Bride
When you purchase that perfect wedding dress on your first visit, you will receive some incredible discounts on the accessories to go along with that gorgeous gown. We will give you 20% off the purchase of your veil and headpiece. That means you get to personalize your wedding day look and save money at the same time! 

The best time to find all of the accessories to compliment your wedding dress is while you are wearing it. Once you find the gown, we will also assist you in finding exactly what you need to create a look that is truly your own.   


Discounts for the Bridesmaids
As an added bonus, your bridal party will also benefit from you falling in love and purchasing your wedding dress on your first visit. They will automatically be eligible for $30 off of each bridesmaid gown purchased for your wedding. 

Bridesmaids do not have to purchase their dresses on the same date that you find your dream dress. You can all make an appointment to come in at a later date and shop together for the perfect look. This offer is valid on new purchases only, and the bridesmaid gowns must be priced at $159.95 or more. If the price is below that, each bridesmaid will receive a 10% discount instead.   


The first step is making that shopping appointment at our South Florida wedding dress store. Once you begin trying on our beautiful bridal gowns, it will be easy to fall in love once you step into the perfect one. Call Angelus Bridal & Formals at 954-943-7768 today to set up that appointment. We'll help you with your wedding dress search, and once that's taken care of, we'll get to work helping your bridesmaids get into some amazing gowns too. 



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