Wednesday, December 27, 2017

6 Simple New Year's Resolutions For Anyone Planning A Wedding

A lot goes into planning a wedding, and many couples let it overwhelm them. This should be a fun and exciting time full of memories, not stress. For everyone out there planning a wedding right now, Angelus Bridal & Formals has a few ideas for New Year's Resolutions you can add to your list that may make the wedding planning process a little easier. 

Work as a Team
A husband and wife are an incredible team, and that teamwork doesn't have to wait until after you say "I do" to begin. Make a promise to each other that you will tackle all of those wedding planning tasks together. They will get done twice as quickly, plus there is a better chance both of your styles will be represented in the final look and feel of the event. 

The people in your wedding party and family members that you can rely on are wonderful additions to your team too. There are lots of things that need to get done before the big day, and the more hands helping, the less you have to worry about. If they're willing to help, let them. 

Trust Your Vendors
Another important part of your wedding planning team are the vendors that you hire. Even though you may not have known them before you started planning the wedding, these people are professionals and know what they are doing. If you didn't like their work or had a strange feeling about them, you probably would have hired someone else. Let yourself trust your vendors' suggestions. You don't have to allow them to change your mind about things that are important to you, but they will have some great ideas that are worth considering. 

Have an Organization Plan
The more organized you are, the easier it will be to get everything done. Keep every bit of your wedding information and ideas all in one place. Have a binder put together with important contact information, brochures, magazine photos you like, and other paper items, and keep that binder in a place that you and your fiance always have access to it. Also keeping all of that information in a shared file on your computer or in a wedding app makes it easy for you to add to and access the information you need no matter where you are, plus there is no chance of misplacing an app.  

Don't Procrastinate
Strive to tackle a set amount of tasks each day. When you have free time, check that binder to see if there are any quick items on your to-do list that can be accomplished. Multi-task when possible, like stuffing and addressing invitations while you watch TV. 

One big item on your to-do list is making the guest list. You may dread having to pick and choose who will be invited to your wedding, but know that once that list is complete, you will know the size of the wedding you are planning for and be able to make a lot of other decisions. Every time you mark an item off of your list, it's going to make another item on that list easier to accomplish.   

Stick to Your Budget 
Promise yourself to stick as closely as possible to the wedding budget you decided on. Nothing can ruin the memory of a wonderful wedding faster than a stack of bills waiting after the celebration that will take you much longer to pay off than you planned for. 

Creativity, imagination, and talented wedding vendors can create an exquisite wedding at an affordable price. After all, the goal of the day is to marry the person you love, and years from now the size of your centerpieces probably won't matter to you at all. Pick the parts of the wedding that you care most about and spend your budgeted money there, and when it comes to the things that don't really matter to you, don't spend what you don't have to. 

Enjoy the Process
The very best thing that you can do for yourself is to remember to have fun and enjoy every moment of this time in your life. When you start to feel overwhelmed, remember the big picture. At the end of this
entire process, you get to spend the rest of your life with the person you love most! 

If you find yourself stressing out, take a break. Even better, take a break with your fiance to remind each other why you are doing this in the first place. Don't sweat the small stuff either. If the napkins are only available in ivory instead of white, it's not going to ruin your day. Small things like what your guests will be wiping their mouths on really won't even be noticed by most people. Laugh it off and smile because, hey, you're getting married! Nothing should be able to ruin the joy of that.  

Having a few moments of stress here and there are probably unavoidable, but make a promise to yourself that when that happens you will take a step back, take a deep breath, remember the reason for it all, smile, and move on. When you are ready to plan the fashion portion of your special day, our South Florida bridal boutique is here to make that part of the process as fun and easy as possible. 

Our talented consultants will be with you every step of the way during your shopping appointment, and their knowledge and expertise will help guide you to the wedding dress that was made just for you. Angelus Bridal & Formals is here to make sure that this portion of the planning process is one that you will enjoy while it is happening and look back on with fond memories. 

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

7 Bridal Beauty Tips for Fabulous Fingernails and Smooth Hands

Even though all eyes will be on your beautiful wedding dress throughout the wedding day, a lot of your guests will also want to get a good look at the beautiful new ring you have on your finger. For that reason, Angelus Bridal & Formals has a few tips to make sure your wedding day hands are as gorgeous as the rest of you. 

Don't Put It Off
Even if your wedding is a year away, there's no time like the present to get into a good routine for taking care of your hands and nails. Once it becomes a habit, this is a routine that you can benefit from for the rest of your life. It may take a couple of months to get your desired nail shape. Once you have it, you'll want to make sure those nails are strong and healthy enough to hold that shape.

Moisturize Often
Use hand lotion that contains SPF daily and exfoliate regularly to keep your skin soft and smooth. Give those cuticles some extra-special attention too. It may take months to get them where they need to be. This is where your nails grow from, and the healthier your cuticle is, the better chance you have for a healthy nail. After you shower and the cuticles are still soft, gently push them back, and use a conditioner on them nightly before you go to bed. Never cut them. If there is the risk of a hangnail, it's best to use a cuticle remover or let a professional take care of it. 

File Gently
Cut your nails slightly longer than your desired length so that they won't be too short when you file them. Always file in one direction, straight across the nail rather than back and forth. You can file lightly around the edges to clean up any snags or rough spots. Once a month it's okay to gently buff them for a smooth, shiny finish, but any more than that could cause weakening of the nail. 

Polish Wisely
Always apply a base coat before putting on nail polish. This is how you keep your nails from staining. When you are ready to take the polish off, only use removers that are non-acetone or soy-based. Acetone removers are meant to be used to take off acrylic nails and gels. If you need to have that type of nail taken off, let a pro do it. Just make sure you don't have that done too close to the wedding day. 

Take Your Vitamins
A daily dose of healthy vitamins and minerals is important to your overall health, which includes your hands and nails. Vitamin B and biotin capsules are especially great for your nails. They allow your body to better metabolize fats, proteins, and amino acids which boost your nail's hardness, elasticity, and sheen. 

Cover Them Up
If you can't talk your fiance into handling all of the household chores involving cleaners and chemicals, make sure that you wear gloves to protect all of that hard work you've been putting into the beauty of your hands and nails. If you are in a cold climate, gloves are great for helping to keep hands from chapping and drying out, along with a good moisturizing routine.  

Leave the Final Look to a Pro
Your wedding day manicure should be scheduled a few days before the big event. A manicurist knows all the best tricks and tips to make the hand that will be wearing that wedding ring look its absolute best. Make sure that you have a bottle of the correct shade of polish to take home with you for any last minute touch-ups that may be needed. 

Following a regular healthy routine for a few months before the wedding should result in breathtaking hands and nails for showing off your brand new ring. While you're at it, get your husband-to-be to begin his own skin and nail routine. His hands will be highlighted in some of your wedding photos, plus it's always fun to partner with someone when you start something new. Complete the look by slipping into an exquisite wedding dress from our South Florida bridal salon, and no one will be able to take their eyes off of you! 

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

3 Things To Look For In A Bridesmaid Dress

Your beautiful bridal gown is the most important fashion item you will need to pick out for your wedding day, but once you've made that decision, it's time to start thinking about your bridal party. We offer some of the most exquisite bridesmaid dresses in South Florida. There are lots and lots of gorgeous gowns to choose from in our shop, so today Angelus Bridal & Formals has a few things to keep in mind when you begin the search. 

While you don't want your bridesmaids wearing the exact same style you'll be walking down the aisle in, it does look nice to find something similar for them to wear. Your wedding party will look their best as a whole when the fashions compliment each other. 

Decide if you prefer the ladies to wear the exact same dress or different styles that tie into each other somehow. Bridesmaids not matching exactly is a very popular look, and it's a wonderful way to make sure that everyone finds a style that is most flattering on their particular body type. The key is to have at least one element of the dress that brings them all together into one cohesive look, such as picking gowns that are different complimentary colors but all the same length, or possibly all dresses that are strapless. 

Comfort is a very important factor to look for in a bridesmaid dress. Your lovely ladies will be wearing this particular gown for a very long time on your wedding day, and if their dress is uncomfortable, it will be difficult to look their best in all of those wedding photos. They will need to be able to move around easily in them too, to help you with tasks throughout the day and dance the night away at the reception. 

The sky may be the limit when it comes to your wedding dress, but this is your special day, so spending a little more than you normally would on a gown is most likely in your budget. Your bridesmaids, on the other hand, may not all have the funds to spend a lot on their dresses. It would be terrible if one of your friends had to say no to being a bridesmaid because it cost too much. 

Be mindful of what you are asking everyone to spend, remembering that they also have to buy the accessories to go with it, plus wedding and shower gifts too. They can still look amazing without spending a fortune! We have many affordable bridesmaid dresses at our Pompano Beach bridal boutique in a variety of styles and colors. 

After you let Angelus Bridal & Formals help you find the wedding dress of your dreams, make an appointment to bring in all of your bridesmaids to try on gorgeous gowns to wear next to you on the wedding day. Our goal is to make sure that everyone looks their beautiful best. While your group is here, every one of them will have the consultant's undivided attention during the appointment, and they will use their knowledge and talent to help you find something absolutely perfect for everyone. 

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Gift Ideas For Your Husband, Wife, or Fiance

This time of year, even if you are in the midst of planning a wedding, you have to make some time to think about what to buy for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Sometimes the person that's the most difficult to figure out is the one you are closest to! Today, Angelus Bridal & Formals has come up with some thoughtful gift ideas that your significant other will love, no matter whether you are already married are planning to be soon. 

A Basket of Their Favorite Things
Instead of racking your brain for that one perfect gift that they don't already have, instead get them more of the things you already know that they love. It could be a book by their favorite author, a piece of clothing or jewelry from that store that they love, movie tickets, favorite foods or drinks, silly socks or slippers, etc... Anything that you know puts a smile on their face and they simply can't get enough of can be included.   

Acts of Kindness
Instead of buying something for them, do a few somethings instead. Tackle their least favorite chore before they get the chance. Make dinner and clean up after, or get up early and surprise them with breakfast in bed. Plan a night out where all they have to do is show up because you've taken care of every last detail. If you don't think coupon books are too cheesy, put a few of these things in there and let your special someone pick when they want to cash them in. Another wonderful way to surprise them is by hiding special love notes in a variety of places for them to find. 

Hire Some Help
Rather than taking on a task that your spouse or fiance hates, hire someone to do it for the both of you instead. Find someone to clean the entire house, detail the car, come to your home and cook a meal for the two of you, or if you already have kids, call a babysitter and take the night off. In many cases, this is a gift that you get to enjoy along with the recipient!

Relive a Memory
Plan a special evening, a whole day, or even an entire weekend reliving a memory that means a lot to the two of you. It could be a visit to the place where you first met, a reenactment of your first date, or if you're already married, a return to the spot where you said, "I do." 

A brand new photo of you to carry with them or place on their desk is a gift that no one else will be giving them. You could also surprise them with a special photo from the wedding or engagement shoot that they haven't seen yet. Another wonderful photo gift is an album with pictures from your time together over the years. 

A Gift That Keeps Giving
There are lots of subscription services out there nowadays that let you sign someone up to receive packages at set intervals throughout the year. An online search for "gift subscriptions" will take you to a plethora of ideas. Some of the things they can bring right to your door are: cooking ingredients with recipes, books, movies, board games, craft supplies, wine, bourbon, clothing, makeup, grooming supplies, etc... Seriously, just about anything you could imagine! There are even some companies that will send scavenger hunt clues to your phone so you can explore your city together.  

A "Mixtape" 
The classic romantic gesture - a mixtape of all of your favorite songs or songs that express how you feel about your significant other! Today most people don't have a cassette tape handy to play an actual mixtape, but you can download a bunch of music and organize it into a playlist for your special someone. Maybe even make a few playlists for different situations: their workout time, commute to work, relaxation time, etc...

Hopefully that gets your creative juices flowing for a gift your husband, wife, or fiance will love. If you are in the fiance stage of your relationship, grooms can find some lovely fashion items for their future brides at our South Florida bridal store, such as jewelry for the wedding or a special occasion dress for a fancy night out on the town. Good luck shopping, and have a wonderful holiday season from all of us here at Angelus Bridal

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Narrow Down Your Desired Wedding Dress Style

Wedding dress shopping can be fun and exciting, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. With so many exquisite styles to choose from, where in the world do you begin your search? When you come in for your appointment at our South Florida bridal store, our talented consultants can guide your search for the perfect gown. If you'd like to narrow down the style that you are most likely to fall for before you come in, Angelus Bridal has a few ideas to get you started. 

If you have always daydreamed about walking down the aisle toward your handsome Prince Charming, you may want to begin your wedding dress search with a magical ball gown. Think big skirts with a fitted bodice, and plenty of tulle and sparkle. Of course, if you want a more subtle type of romance, you may prefer a bridal gown with lots of lace and a flowing skirt. 

For the bride that wants to be the star of the show and guarantee that all eyes are on her, and remain there, a stunning fitted dress may be exactly what you're looking for. Find a gown that shows off your figure, like a mermaid or a trumpet silhouette that hugs you tightly and then flares out at the bottom. You may also want to keep an eye out for dresses with dramatic focal points, such as deep V neckline, breathtaking back, or intricate cutouts. 

When you want your wedding to be one big frolicking party, a bridal gown with a touch of whimsy is the perfect look. If you want a long skirt, something with layers and layers of tulle or row after row of bouncy material that will sway around you gorgeously on the dance floor will work wonderfully. On the other hand, a tea length or short wedding dress is also an excellent choice for any bride wanting to be active and have fun at her ceremony and reception. 

Laid Back
If you are most comfortable dressing in a casual fashion, you can still do that on your wedding day, but in a beautiful way. This is a wonderful style for a beach wedding in the sand. A boho style or sheath dress made with a light, flowing fabric gives you a touch of glamour without a lot of added decorative accents.

It's good to have an idea of what you are looking for when you come into our Pompano Beach wedding dress store, but we highly suggest that you keep an open mind and try on a few different styles. Many brides are very surprised to discover that they love the way they look in a particular style that never would have caught their eye simply seeing it on the hanger. Our talented bridal consultants at Angelus Bridal & Formals have expert eyes for knowing what will look good on individuals.  

A few more things to keep in mind when choosing your wedding dress are:

  • Personal Style - Take a good look inside your closet at the clothing you choose to wear every day. That's the easiest way to see what your natural personal style is. 
  • Body Shape - There is a perfect style of gown out there that will accentuate your best features. Let your body shape guide you to a dress that shows it off in the most flattering way.
  • Wedding Time - The time of year and time of day you will be getting married will play a part in the style you choose and the types of fabrics you will be most comfortable in. 
  • Venue - You will want to pick a wedding dress that is comfortable and easy to maneuver around the place where you will be getting married. 

This blog will help you get started in narrowing down exactly what your personal wedding dress style will be. The best way to really know which gown you look the most like you in is to try a few on. Make an appointment at Angelus Bridal & Formals soon by calling 954-943-7768 and let our knowledgeable staff guide you to that dress of your dreams. 

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

5 Ways To Show Your Bridesmaids How Thankful You Are... With Fashion!

Since you're already thinking about all of the things in life you are thankful for with Thanksgiving coming up this week, Angelus Bridal & Formals has turned our attention toward ways you can show thanks to your wonderful wedding party. Since fashion is one of our very favorite things, our Pompano Beach bridal boutique has come up with a few fashionable ways for you to tell them "Thank you!"  

Your ladies are already picking up the tab for their beautiful bridesmaid dresses. If you have room in your wedding budget, offer to buy the shoes for them. Every woman loves a gorgeous new pair of shoes, and if you are wanting your bridesmaids to wear matching pairs, gifting them is an easy way to make that happen. 

Necessary Accessories
The jewelry that you want them to wear on your special day is another wonderful fashion gift that you can thank your bridesmaids with. It's also something that they will be able to cherish and wear again, thinking of your friendship every time that they do. You can buy entire sets or just one lovely piece, and if it can be personalized, that will make it even sweeter. Another idea is an exquisite matching hair accessory that each bridesmaid can incorporate into her wedding day hairstyle.  

Fun Accessories
Instead of gifting them with something they will wear at the ceremony, you could possibly pick out fun accessories that are meant more for the reception. Things that are a little more whimsical and fit for the party portion of the evening. For example, pocket shoes that they can dance in to rest their weary feet, then roll back up, throw in a purse, and use again at the next dance party. If your wedding will be taking place in a venue or during a time of year when the girls might get a little cold in their special occasion dresses, a nice shawl, sweater, or jacket that compliments her gown is a wonderful idea.  

There are lots of different types of bags that have lots of different types of uses. Large tote bags would be perfect for your bridal party to get everything that they need to the wedding, and then keep it together so that it gets back home with them again too. Small handbags that match the bridesmaid dresses is another nice gift that allows them to keep the things they'll need throughout the day close without having to carry something that clashes with their look. A makeup bag full of goodies is also a wonderful item to make up for your ladies.  

If you know each of your bridesmaids' favorite perfumes, you could get them bottles of those. On the other hand, you could also pick out a special signature scent especially for the wedding day so that you all match, and they'll have their own bottle to use later and remember the amazing day you shared. 

Those are just a few ideas to get your creative thoughts going. Your bridal party is made up of people that are very special to you, so you want to put some thought into the way that you thank them for being there for you and your new spouse on this very special day. Our South Florida bridal salon is a great place to find many of the items we have mentioned above. Angelus Bridal & Formals is also the perfect place to find all of your wedding day fashions, and we can't wait to dress you up! 

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

How to Stay Warm at a Wedding When the Weather Gets Cold

Whether you are getting married here in Florida where the temperatures usually only tend to get slightly chilly in the winter or you will be tying the knot someplace where it gets much colder, during the fall and winter you'll want to keep extra warmth in mind for you, your wedding party, and your guests. Today Angelus Bridal has a few fun ideas to help you do just that. 

For You and the Wedding Party
Guests have the luxury of matching their outfit to the weather on the morning of the wedding, but you and your wedding party will need to have your clothing picked out months before that actual day. Opt for heavier fabrics than you would wear mid-summer, and have a cover-up plan for the ladies. 

There are fashion accessories made especially to pair beautifully with fashionable wedding dresses and bridesmaid gowns, like bolero jackets, capes, and shawls that can be worn throughout the night. If you don't think you'll have the need to wear it for the entire reception, you can have a little fun with different types of looks. 

A knit shawl or cardigan in a bright shade can add a lovely pop of color to your bridal gown. For a rustic wedding, a few photos of you with a button-up flannel shirt over your dress can be adorable. If the two of you like to ride motorcycles, then you could throw on a cool leather jacket. Even if you won't be outdoors for any part of the wedding, you'll still want to take a few photos outside. Have a cute coat that flatters the shape of your wedding dress, like a faux fur or a peacoat, especially for this. 

For the Guests
As we mentioned, your wedding guests will be able to coordinate their outfits to whatever the weather turns out to be on the wedding day. Still, if you think that there is a chance that they may need a little extra warmth, let them know. Alert them to the fact that the room may be cool and they should bring along a sweater or light jacket, or tell them if you plan to host any outdoor activities like a fire pit. It is also a nice gesture in these instances to have large shawls or blankets available for guests to use, either piled up in large baskets "just in case" or as favors to take home. 

For Everyone
There are things that you can work into your wedding planning that also help to keep everyone cozy and warm. If you will be outside part of the time, heaters can be rented to place around the reception. You could also have a fire pit to warm up around and roast marshmallows for a s'more snack, or choose a venue with a fancy, roaring fireplace. 

Serving warm foods like soups instead of a salad or cold hors d'oeuvres can be helpful too. Maybe even offer a few snacks that have a spicy kick. A bar for mixing up varieties of coffee, hot chocolate, or apple cider can be fun and delicious, or have a whiskey-tasting station set up. 

The best plan is to plan ahead. Making sure that the wedding fashions that you choose are appropriate for the weather at the time you will be getting married is the first step. Our wedding dress store in South Florida is happy to help you with that. 

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Who Pays For What For A Wedding?

No matter what your budget, large or small, there are many costs to cover when it comes to planning a wedding. Traditionally, these costs were divided between the bride with her family and the groom with his family. Today, the "rules" have changed slightly, but often remain close to tradition. Angelus Bridal & Formals has created a list of what used to be expected as a guideline to help you come up with your own budgeting plan. 

Back when more couples were getting married straight out of high school, their parents were still heavily involved in their daily lives and in many cases still taking care of their financial expenses. It made perfect sense that they would be there to help with wedding costs. 

Now, however, most couples are getting married after they have already been out on their own for a while. Quite a few brides and grooms are already living together when they tie the knot and have already established a home together. This is a big reason why most couples now pay for the majority of the wedding expenses themselves. If your families would like to help with the financial aspect of your wedding, that's when you can look to tradition to help you decide who can pay for what. 

None of these suggestions are set in stone rules, but rather a list of what was commonly expected in the past. Use this list as a guideline, but feel free to move things around and make it your own. 


  • Wedding dress and accessories
  • Ceremony site, as well as all of the decorations and any music 
  • Ceremony flowers for decoration and for the flower girl, and bridesmaids' bouquets 
  • Reception site, decorations, and all reception services
  • Photographer
  • Invitations, announcements, and mailing cost
  • Transporation for the wedding party to the ceremony and reception sites.
  • Engagement party (The groom's family may also throw an engagement party, but the bride's family party should happen first.)
  • The bride alone pays for:
    • The groom's wedding ring
    • Wedding gift for the groom
    • Gifts for the bridesmaids
    • Her hair and makeup


  • Groom's suit rental or purchase
  • Marriage license
  • Officiant fee
  • Men's boutonnieres and corsages for mothers and grandmothers
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Honeymoon
  • The groom alone pays for:
    • The bride's engagement and wedding rings
    • Wedding gift for the bride
    • Gifts for the groomsmen


  • Maid of Honor & Bridesmaids
    • Bridal shower
    • Bridal shower gift (if attending more than one, only one gift is necessary)
    • Bachelorette party
    • Bridesmaid gown and accessories
    • Their own travel and hotel expenses
  • Best Man & Groomsmen
    • Bachelor party
    • Suit rental or purchase
    • Their own travel and hotel expenses

Splitting the Costs
Anyone that pitches in for the cost of your wedding may expect to have some say in what you spend that money on. This can be a touchy subject, so make it clear before accepting any financial help from family that the wedding decisions are yours to make. 

You can choose to follow tradition and use the list above, pay for the entire thing as a couple, split the cost 3 ways between you and each set of parents, or let family members offer to pay for specific things. For instance, a grandmother or aunt may want to give you a beautiful wedding dress from our South Florida bridal boutique as a gift, or a friend that owns a restaurant may want to offer catering services. 

This is one of those many instances where your personal reality is more important than what was expected in the past. Take it from us at Angelus Bridal & Formals, if you plan a wedding in a way that makes you happy instead of trying to make everyone else happy, it's going to be the best day ever! 

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

10 Helpful Bridal Tips For A Great Wedding Day

You will very likely be getting lots of advice from everyone you encounter when you begin planning a wedding. Some will be incredibly helpful, so it's worth listening when people chime in. You never know where, or from who, that magical piece of wisdom you've been waiting for will come from! Today Angelus Bridal in South Florida has 10 helpful tips to get you started that will definitely come in handy for a smooth, memorable, and successful wedding day.

#1 - Once you find your dream wedding dress at our South Florida bridal salon, take a picture of yourself in it to show both your florist and your beautician. (Just make sure to keep it somewhere that the groom won't see it!) The look of your bridal gown will give both of these wedding vendors inspiration for what they will be creating for you. Fabric swatches from the dress can also be very helpful to these vendors. 

#2 - When you have your wedding dress altered, make sure that you can sit down in the gown comfortably before the final alterations are made. Move around and maybe even dance a little too, just to make sure the fit is the best one possible. 

#3 - Investing in some ballroom dancing lessons before your first dance together as husband and wife is a wonderful idea. Not only will the two of you look incredibly impressive on the dance floor, but it's also a great way to spend some quality couple time together during all of the wedding planning hustle and bustle. Wear your wedding day shoes to practice in so that you are comfortable "busting a move" in them on the wedding day. 

#4 - Splurging for a new perfume will give you a signature scent for your wedding day. Every time that you smell it, you will be reminded of that amazing experience. You could save it to use again on special date nights and anniversaries too. 

#5 - Consider buying a special decorative hanger for your bridal gown. After all, something that exquisite deserves a little extra attention! It will look very nice for the "getting ready" wedding photos before you get dressed. You might even buy some personalized hangers for each of your bridesmaids' dresses too.

#6 - On the morning of your wedding, don't wear a bra with straps that could leave marks on your skin that will show once you put your bridal gown on. Also, be sure to wear a button-up shirt or robe while you are getting your hair and makeup done so that you won't have to pull a shirt up over all of that beauty once you're wedding to slip into your dress. 

#7 - This is always an awkward topic to bring up, but it's something that's bound to happen while you're in your wedding dress. Going to the bathroom in some bridal gowns can be difficult. As strange as it may sound, sometimes sitting backward facing the back of the toilet is the simplest way to get the job done. 

#8 - Ask the photographer to get a shot of the entire room when you are walking down the aisle to meet your groom. Not only will you have a beautiful view of the back of your gorgeous bridal gown, but the photographer will also be able to capture the faces of your guests' when they see for the first time. 

#9 - Setting up a photo area at your reception encourages all of your guests to take more pictures than they might normally. This is a great way to see all of the moments you may have missed while you were on the other side of the room, plus candid shots are always lots of fun to look at. Add a special wedding hashtag for the day so that everyone can share their photos with you. 

#10 - The things that people seem to remember the most after a wedding are the food and the music. If you want to make sure everyone leaves with tons of happy memories, focus on making these areas amazing.    

We truly hope that some of these pieces of advice will be helpful to you during your wedding planning journey. As a bonus tip, know that talking to women that have already been through their wedding day is always an excellent way to discover tips and tricks that you may not have thought of. 

When it comes to your wedding day fashion, the talented consultants at our wedding dress store in Pompano Beach are here to make sure all of your questions are answered. When you come in for your appointment at Angelus Bridal & Formals, you will have our undivided attention while we help you discover that dream dress you always imagined walking down the aisle in. We'll make the shopping process easier for you so that you can just focus on enjoying the moment. 

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

An Emergency Kit for the Wedding Day Helps to Keep Worries Away!

In last week's blog "Wedding Dress Stain Fixes (Just In Case)" we mentioned that you should have a wedding day emergency kit with you on your special day. This week Angelus Bridal has decided to go into a bit more detail about what that is and what you should pack inside it. The more prepared you are, the less you'll have to worry about, and the easier it will be to simply enjoy your wedding day! 

This wedding day emergency kit will be filled to the brim with all kinds of useful things, some of which will definitely come in handy, and others that you hopefully will not need at all. This is just piece of mind for you that no matter what crazy things the day may bring, you'll be ready for it all! You'll want to adjust this list to fit your personal needs, but here are some basics that should be included. 

  • White cotton towels or cloths:  great for dabbing spills on a white dress
  • Baby Powder:  can help remove some dress stains & keep them from spreading
  • White chalk:  can work like baby powder or occasionally cover a small stain
  • Stain Removal Pen or Wipes
  • Cotton balls & cotton swabs:  also great for dabbing stains on a white dress
  • Tape:  Double-sided, masking, or duct tape - these are a quick fix to a broken hem if there is no time left to sew it. 
  • Super glue: same reason as the tape and can hold a loose button on. 
  • Small sewing kit:  make sure you have thread in your dress color, the bridesmaids' dress colors, and the guys' suits.  
  • Safety Pins: for fashion emergencies and also good to have in case boutonniere pins are missing
  • Lighter:  both for candles and it can fix a fraying hem.
  • Lint brush
  • Extra earring backs
  • Nail clippers & file
  • Facial blotting paper
  • Mirror:  for makeup checks in case the room you are in right before walking down the aisle doesn't have a mirror

  • Kleenex
  • Moist towelettes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Bobby pins:  for every hair color in your wedding party
  • Clear nail polish:  perfect for stopping runs in hosiery, fixing chipped nails, and even buttons that are about to fall off.  
  • Nail polish that matches your manicure:  just in case a touch-up is needed.  
  • Hand lotion:  put this on before you walk down the aisle to help the ring slide on easily.
  • Sunblock & bug spray:  if the ceremony is outdoors
  • Feminine hygiene products:  in case you or one of the girls needs them.
  • First aid kit
  • Basic medicines:  pain reliever, allergy medicine, antacid...
  • Gum & mints
  • Bottled water
  • Snacks:  In all of the hustle, you may not have time for a real meal.  Have granola bars or something similar handy for a quick bite. 
  • Straws:  keeps your lipstick from smearing when you drink!
  • Chargers
  • Extra batteries
  • Pens and paper

More than likely, you already have a lot of the items for your wedding day emergency kit laying around the house, and the rest are inexpensive and easy to find. Even if they don't get used, it's all stuff that can be used later, so nothing will be wasted.

Take it from us at Angelus Bridal & Formals, it is always best to be prepared. Not only will it save you from possible disasters, but you'll also be a lot more relaxed knowing that you are ready for anything. A relaxed and happy bride is free to let her natural beauty shine. 

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