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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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

20 Ways to Keep Romance Alive During the Wedding Planning Stage

April is Couple Appreciation Month. This was started as a reminder to couples about how important it is to do special things together. Quality time together is a wonderful way to reinforce your loving bond with each other. 

When you are newly engaged, most people would assume that this is the most romantic time of your life. In some ways it is, but in many ways, it is also the most stressful time in your life as a couple. With everything involved in getting ready for a wedding, it's important to remember what the wedding is really all about. Angelus Bridal & Formals has a few simple ideas for you today of ways that you can keep the romance alive during the wedding planning stage.

  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, bubble 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 there's absolutely no reason why the months leading up it, as well as the many years after, can't be dreamy and romantic too. Small, loving gestures can mean the world to someone you love and they'll be anxious to return the favor. Who knows, the more romantic you keep your day to day life, the more likely we'll be seeing you again soon at the best wedding dress store in South Florida for a gorgeous gown to wear at your wedding vow renewal! 

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