Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Fun Wedding Favors Your Guests Will Love

Wedding favors aren't something that you absolutely have to have at your wedding, but it's a great way to add a little whimsy and say thank you to the guests for sharing your special day. It's also a perfect place to personalize the event. Angelus Bridal has listed a few of our favorite wedding favors for you here. Your guests won't be leaving these behind after the reception! 

1. Something tasty.
Everyone loves to receive delicious treats. There are plenty of adorable ways to turn fun food into your wedding favors. Jars of honey are cute if you are "meant to bee" or jars of jam to "spread the love," packages of Hershey's Hugs & Kisses, or heart sugar cookies with your new monogram iced onto them. Food favors always put a smile on guests' faces.   

2. Local flair.
Look to your wedding location for clever favor ideas. If you are getting married on the beach, send beautiful seashells you've collected home with your guests. Share something the town is known for, like Atlantic City is famous for salt water taffy and Florida is known for growing amazing oranges. If you and the groom went to the same high school or college, incorporate the school emblem in some way. Local items make for wonderful mementos of the day.   

3. Seasonal symbols.
Fall is the perfect time to put a mini pumpkin at each place setting, and you can even go the extra step and write each guest's name on one. If you are planning a Christmas ceremony, a beautiful ornament for everybody is a great gift. A walk through the seasonal aisle in any store should give you some excellent ideas, and if you plan a year in advance, you can pick some up after the season for a discount.   

4. Your favorite things.
What do you and your groom love? Chances are, your guests will love those things too. If not, maybe knowing you are interested in it will pique their interest. If you both love baseball, offer peanuts and cracker jacks for your guests. If you are wine-lovers, give everyone a lovely wine topper. Avid bookworms could visit the local used book store and give every guest something to take home and read. 

5. Something to last.
What we mean by that is an item that will live on after the wedding, just like your love. Small plants or potted flowers are sweet favors that can double as table decor. You could also give each guest a pretty pot and seeds to plant on their own so they can continue to "watch your love grow!"

Wedding favors aren't a necessity, but if you have room in your budget, they can be lots of fun. A wedding dress, on the other hand, is something you will definitely need to have for your big day. The best bridal gowns in South Florida can be found at Angelus Bridal & Formals, and we have years of experience in helping brides find the perfect one. When you are ready to go shopping, give us a call. 

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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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