Thursday, March 29, 2018

10 Elements That Make A Wedding Dress Stand Out

A wedding dress is technically a special occasion gown, but one that is designed exquisitely for one of the most special occasions in your life. When you visit our bridal salon in South Florida, you will see a multitude of beautiful bridal gowns, and each one will have a particular element that catches your eye. 

Actually, many have more than just one design feature that makes it stand apart from the rest. The elements that a bride gravitates toward is different for every woman depending on her own personal style. There are many more than 10 that we love here at Angelus Bridal & Formals, but this short list is a good place to start. 

Illusion Sleeves
This element gives you the elegance of a long sleeve in a very dreamy way. They give the illusion that you and the dress are one, like the fabric is a part of your skin.  

A skirt full of big, bouncy ruffles is a wonderful way to add a whimsical flair to your wedding day look. This element is especially fun once you get it out on the dance floor. 

Romantic, elegant, and timeless... lace is an accent that women will continue loving to wear until the end of time. Whether the lace is covering the entire dress or just a section of the skirt or bodice, it adds something special. 

Illusion Backs
Just like the illusion sleeves we mentioned earlier, this element brings the magical look to the back of your bridal gown. It seems as if the dress was created with you already inside it once you slip it on. 

Backless Dresses
Lots of fabric and details on the front of your wedding dress gives you the freedom to show more skin in the back for an exquisite contrast. A bit daring, but beautifully elegant. 

Corset Backs
This timeless look will never go out of style. There is something incredibly feminine and romantic about this element. It may take a while longer to get into the dress, but the final look will definitely be worth it. 

If you want to add some dramatic beauty to your walk down the aisle, a fabulous train on the back of your bridal gown can do just that. 

Another classic look that will never go out of style is a row of gorgeous buttons all the way down the back of the dress. The very best part about this style in modern-day fashion is that the buttons are most often decorative. You don't actually have to fasten each one getting in and out of the dress, but it will look like you did! 

Bridal Belts
A gorgeous gown can be elevated to another level of exquisiteness with the simple addition of a bridal belt or sash. Sometimes you can find a dress that already has one incorporated into the design, but if not, we have a wonderful selection for you to choose from. 

Mix & Match Separates 
This is for the bride that can't quite find the perfect gown that she loves both the top and the bottom of. Angelus Bridal carries a wide selection of mix & match wedding dress skirts and tops that come together to make a look that is unique to every pairing. 

These 10 fashion elements are only the beginning. Thanks to incredible designers, every single bridal gown in our Pompano Beach wedding dress store has something on it that makes it stand out to the bride it was meant for. Make an appointment soon at Angelus Bridal & Formals to come in and discover which elements capture your attention, and then try them on. You dream wedding dress is waiting for you to find it! 

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Helpful Tips For Finding Wedding Shoes You Can Wear All Day Long

Once you've had the chance to browse through our enormous selection of beautiful wedding dresses in South Florida and found the perfect gown for your special day, it's time to accessorize! The talented consultants at Angelus Bridal & Formals can help you find gorgeous bridal belts, jewelry, headpieces, veils, and more. Today's blog will assist you in finding the amazing shoes you will wear on your wedding day. 

Accessory or Fashion Statement?
If you will be wearing a long bridal gown that will cover your shoes, it really isn't necessary to get too elaborate with the style that you choose. If, on the other hand, you picked out a shorter style for your wedding dress, you will want to wear a pair of shoes that compliment the gown in a beautiful way. 

Also, if you just happen to be a shoe fanatic and are looking forward to picking out a fabulous pair to wear whether they show or not, then go ahead and get fancy! Decide how important the shoe style is to you and how much you plan to budget for them, them use those decisions to help you pick a pair.   

Comfort Over Style
You will be wearing these shoes for a very long time on the wedding day, and most likely you will be standing most of that time. Comfort should be a big deciding point when you begin shoe shopping. 

If you aren't used to wearing high heels on a daily basis, this may not be the day to start. With a little searching, you will be able to find footwear that won't cause you pain yet still looks beautiful. Of course, if you are used to wearing heels every day, that may be what is comfortable for you.  

Style Over Comfort
There is always the chance that you will fall madly in love with a pair of shoes that isn't necessarily the easiest to wear for long periods of time. You can make that work too. 

If they are too gorgeous to pass up yet too uncomfortable to wear for the entire wedding, find a second pair that you can change into when needed. Also, don't keep the stylish shoes on any more than you have to if they hurt your feet. Wait until right before you walk down the aisle to slip them on, and when you are out of the sight of guests, kick them off to give your feet a short break. 

Plan For a Backup Pair
The best way to have a successful wedding is to plan ahead for every possibility. It's wise to have an inexpensive pair of shoes for backup just in case something happens to the pair you planned to wear. More than likely you won't need them, so there's no reason to spend a lot unless you know you can wear them for other occasions. If you do end up needing this spare pair for any reason, a lot of stress will be avoided because you thought to plan ahead. 

Buy Shoes Early
Don't spend too long deciding on the perfect pair of shoes. You will need to have them with you at your first bridal gown fitting. The shoes you wear will affect the hem of your dress, and the seamstress can do her best work when there is no question of where the hem needs to fall. 

Also, buying your shoes early will give you a chance to break them in so they are more comfortable for the wedding. Occasionally spend a few minutes walking around the house in them. The more practice you get, the more graceful you will look walking down the aisle! 

Although it's not the norm, some brides do come into our South Florida bridal boutique with their shoes already picked out even before they begin dress shopping. If you happen to find the shoes before the dress, bring them along to your shopping appointment. They can be a wonderful tool for our consultants at Angelus Bridal to help you find a wedding dress that was made to go with those incredible shoes. 

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Items You Should Bring To Your Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment

Last week's blog was all about how you can prepare for a successful wedding dress shopping appointment, and today we have a list of items that you should bring to Angelus Bridal when you begin the search for your dream wedding dress. Our South Florida bridal boutique already has the experience and knowledge to help you pick out the perfect gown, as well as the affordable and fashionable wedding dresses to choose from. You can bring the following things along with you. 

Examples of What You Like
You've undoubtedly been eyeing tons of gorgeous bridal gowns online and in magazines ever since you became engaged (and possibly even before that!) Bring photos of some of your favorite designs when you come into Angelus Bridal & Formals for your shopping appointment. This will give our consultants an idea of what styles you are most fond of, helping them to find the dresses you most want to try on. 

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 us the perfect idea of a gown that matches it beautifully. 

Special Wedding Day Items
Most of the time brides pick out the wedding dress first and then choose the accessories to go along with it. Sometimes, however, women already have a few specialty items that they want to wear on their wedding day, like an heirloom veil or piece of jewelry that has been passed down in the family, for example. Bring anything like this along with you to your shopping appointment so that you can find a bridal gown that looks as if it were made especially to wear with your special item.   

Proper Undergarments
Nude-colored undergarments work best for trying on wedding dresses. This will avoid any brightly colored undergarments from showing through a gown and distracting you from the look and how you feel about it. Also, remember that a consultant will probably be in the dressing room with you since many gowns are not easy to get into alone, so 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 carry the amazing Flattering Me Bra, designed by our very own Coco Abadi, owner of Angelus Bridal & Formals, in our bridal salon. It offers real support, natural cleavage, and amazing comfort under any special occasion dress, and it may be exactly what you need for the gown that you choose. 

The Flattering Me Bra, available in white, nude, ivory, and black.
An Open Mind
Even if you come in with your mind set on one particular wedding dress you fell in love with in a magazine, don't be afraid to try on something completely different to compare it to. Bridal gowns don't look the exactly the same on different body types. 

Even though you loved a specific dress in a photo, it may not be flattering on your body shape, and a dress that doesn't impress you on the hanger may look like it was made especially for you once you step into it. Our consultants have a lot of experience matching the perfect gown to our beautiful brides. She may have a suggestion that is worth trying out. 

Supportive Friends
Everyone has an opinion, but when it comes to your wedding dress, your opinion is the most important one. Choose the people that come with you to your shopping appointment at our Pompano Beach wedding dress store 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 anyone that loves to cause drama and never has anything nice to say. 

Happiness and Excitement!
This should be one of the most fun tasks on your wedding planning to-do list. Get excited about it and have fun trying on all of those fabulous dresses! We will help to bring that happiness and excitement to your wedding dress shopping appointment by treating you like the VIB (Very Important Bride!) that you are!

You will have our undivided attention during your scheduled shopping time, and we will do 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!   

Now that you know what you need for a successful wedding dress shopping appointment, gather those items and give Angelus Bridal & Formals a call at 954-943-7768 to schedule a time to come in and find your dream wedding dress. There are lots of gorgeous and affordable bridal gowns to choose from, and we will help you locate the perfect one for your very special day. 

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Tips For A Successful Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment

When you make an appointment at our South Florida bridal boutique to find your dream wedding dress, that time will be set aside especially for you so that you receive the undivided attention and VIP treatment that you deserve. There are lots and lots of gorgeous gowns to choose from in a multitude of styles, so a little preparation before your appointment can help to make the entire search process go faster and a lot easier. Angelus Bridal & Formals has gathered a few tips for you in today's blog to help you be prepared. 

Know Your Style
We don't expect you to have a bridal gown already picked out before you come in. On the contrary, wedding dresses can look very different on different people, so something you fell in love with in a magazine may not be the right dress for your particular body type. 

What you can do is flip through bridal magazines or collect photos of dresses you find online that catch your eye. After you have a few collected, you will begin to notice elements that they all have in common. This information will help the consultants at Angelus Bridal narrow down the types of wedding dresses that best fit your personal style. 

Gather Your Entourage
You will want to be selective when choosing the people to bring along with you to your wedding dress shopping appointment. There may be a lot of family and friends that would love to come along, but too many differing opinions can make the final 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 a positive experience. This is a very special part of your wedding planning, so no bad attitudes allowed!  

Eat Before You Shop
Do not attempt the dress search on an empty stomach. We don't suggest that you eat a great big meal right before you come in to try on wedding dresses, but you should at least have a light snack that will give you the energy to try on all of those gorgeous gowns. 

Sometimes a bride falls in love with a wedding dress right away, but most of the time it's a lengthy search involving trying on lots and lots of different dresses to discover "the one." If you don't have time to grab something to eat beforehand, at least have a snack handy in your purse, just in case. 

Manage Time Wisely
You'll find a multitude of exquisite wedding fashions to try on in our Pompano Beach bridal salon. Show up for your scheduled appointment on time so that you can spend every single moment of it narrowing down your choices. You don't want to show up late and miss out on precious time we have set aside especially for you.  

Ask Lots of Questions
Unless you happen to be in the wedding planning business, shopping for a bridal gown is not something you do often. It is very likely that you will only be doing this once, so there's not a lot of time for a learning curve. 

The knowledgeable consultants at Angelus Bridal & Formals, however, deal with wedding fashion on a daily basis. They are experts in this field and have dealt with all kinds 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. Use their experience to find the dress that was made especially for you. 

We see each and every single woman that comes into our wedding dress store in South Florida as the very special individual that she is. Your time here is very valuable and the search for the perfect bridal gown is an important task that we do not take lightly. The tips above will help you prepare for a successful shopping experience at Angelus Bridal & Formals, and next week's blog will assist you even more by listing the important items you should bring to your shopping appointment.  

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