Unique and Trendy Wedding Ideas

Winter is going out like a lion bringing spring in like a lamb, so close we can feel it on the tips of our tongues. For some that means pedicures and pretty colors, for others it means the clock is ticking its final tocks on the wedding of their dreams, as summer looms not far overhead.

Not sure where to start? Don’t fret, as an event coordinator I get lots of flustered fianc©s who can’t even think of where to begin. I usually start with color chat. One of the most important steps in planning the wedding of your dreams is to choose the color palette for your big day.

Look for color scheme designs on line to help with your color planning.

Tea Length Bridesmaid Dresses
Tea length bridesmaid dresses

Summer brides are in luck because this season brings with it the widest variety of flowers and colors to enhance their dream wedding. Below are some summer wedding theme ideas to get the creative juices flowing.

Beach Bride

Whether you’re landlocked or live on the coastline, a beach wedding is a popular choice for summertime nuptials. Choose tea length dresses and sharp lines to provide contrast against the soft waves and rolling sand dunes. If you want to blend into the location, cottony sundresses are a comfortable choice for your bridesmaids, especially if you’ve chosen to have a destination wedding.

Beach weddings are great because there aren’t any colors that you can’t use. Bright vibrant colors like oranges, yellows, and bold blue are all the rage for 2009 brides. You can fill your bouquets and centerpieces with exotic hibiscus, orchids, and stargazer lilies, with palm accents. For a unique look try hanging silver starfish or seashell charms from the stems, or scattered through the bouquet

If you’re not interested in traditional floral centerpieces, or you’re wedding planning on a budget get some hurricane glasses or fishbowls filled with sand, colorful shells or candles. Sprinkle seashells or hibiscus blooms on the tables for an authentic beachy feel.

Signature drinks are always a fun hit at weddings. Pick a summery drink, like a coconut or pineapple rum mixed with cranberry juice and name it for yourselves. For example, Paul & Karen’s Love Breeze. The knot suggests trendy wine smoothies for something new and fun. For non-drinkers, or kids add club soda to pineapple juice or lemonade and garnish with a paper umbrella.

For a breath taking cake try a sandcastle cake like the ones at La Patisserie in Cape May, New Jersey. Take a picture to your favorite cake designer and see how they can wow you.

Can’t have a beach front wedding? Don’t despair; you can bring the beach to you. Have your cocktail hour outdoors or create an area for your guests to take pictures. Rent a Tikki bar and buy some sand from your local Home Depot. Wrap some rope around a pole, lamppost, or column to look like a palm tree. Get some fake palm leaves and attach at the top. For an added touch wind clear Christmas lights in the indents of the rope, and green Christmas lights at the top for a palm tree that twinkles with the stars. Voila! Instant beach for any area.

Midsummer Night’s Wedding

Some brides are looking for a more magical way to say “I do”. For these brides the romance of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the perfect path to their own happy ending.

Whimsical dresses in silks and chiffons in pastels, plums and creams are best for this fairy-tale theme. Weave flowers into loose hair, or adorn your bridesmaids with crowns of flowers with leafy accents. Ballerina shoes will add the right touch of romance to complete the look.

Exchange vows under a trellis adorned with vines and flowers. Cover the floor with white cloth (make sure to secure properly!) and scatter multi-colored rose petals all over for a picture perfect scene.

Multi-colored wildflower bouquets are the perfect complement, or for a flirty touch try fairy wands or scepters. Choose full flowers like roses or lisianthus with delicate accents like Peruvian lilies for centerpieces. A silver bowl with floating lily pads, rose petals, or candles are an interesting alternative.

To set the scene, think about hiring a harpist or a troupe of renaissance musicians. Fill your venue with potted trees strung with white Christmas lights. Hang rose blooms or electric tea lights in multi-colored candle holders. For a whimsical touch hang fairy figures too.

Signature drinks can include champagne spritzers, aptly named Judy & Johnny’s Love Potion.

You can even create a D-I-Y fairy pond near the gift table. Get a kiddie pool lined with a solid blue liner. Fill with water, river rocks and water plants. Surround on the outside with forest shrubbery. Adorn with fairy figurines and light from the bottom or the back. Floating flowers are a sweet touch to this. Encourage your guests to make a wish, and donate the proceeds to your favorite charity.

Fill small vials with colored sand and silver glitter stopped with a cork, and give away fairy dust favors tucked into scrolls with your favorite love poem, or quote from Shakespeare’s play. For a more practical twist on fairy dust, use bath salts, and tell guests to enjoy the relaxing effects of your love for another night.

Japanese “Zen” Wedding

For the bride who craves elegance and simplicity, the Japanese East/West fusion wedding is a great way to avoid the typical wedding pageantry that may just not be your taste.

For this theme you can either stay neutral with sleek browns and creams, or go bold with bright fuchsias and muted green accents. Tea length bridesmaid dresses are en vogue this wedding season, as well as sleek lined gowns for the more earth toned dresses. For a more authentic Asian flair, kimonos are an awesome choice that will have your guests talking for months. Parasols are a great picture pleaser and they come in colors and shapes for any color palette.

As for flowers, you can go sleek with elegant calla lilies, orchids or plumerias, or pink peonies for a bolder accent. Centerpieces can be tall sleep arrangements with bamboo accents, soba trays with mini Zen gardens accented with a lone orchid bloom, or explosions of origami cranes floating in bowls and fountains.

Exciting Designer Bridesmaid Dresses For A Classy Wedding Occasion

Regardless of what sort of bridesmaid dress you’re searching for, Bridesmaid Designers offers an extensive variety of ravishing alternatives. From wispy chiffon and breezy trim fabrics to effortless, off-shoulder plans, discovering the right bridesmaid dresses is fun and helpful at Bridesmaid Designers. With a wide exhibit of alternatives for everything from fabric to sleeve length to neck area, the determination of bridesmaid dresses we offer provides for you numerous decisions of Gowns for marriage party.

Designer Bridesmaid Dresses

Our assortment of bridesmaid dresses guarantees the marriage gathering will discover glitzy, beguiling, and advanced outlines that match the color palette of the wedding and that match up with everybody’s inclination in cut and dress style. Our convenient hunt by color channel makes selecting the right shade in a bridesmaid dress easy, advantageous, and fun.

Designer Bridesmaid Dress

Perhaps the arrangement is for an enclosure wedding or an exquisite nighttime festival, however regardless of the wedding style, you can discover the bridesmaid dresses proper for your event, whether its equipping the bridesmaids in windy, sleeveless outlines for summer or in long sleeves for a winter look. Our hunt choices permit you to channel our bridesmaid dresses by sleeve length and neck area, so you can without much of a stretch slender your decisions to discover everything from sleeveless to long sleeves, and from bridle to sweetheart neck areas. With offerings from prominent brands like Gojane, Ever Pretty, and that’s just the beginning, you’ll discover bridesmaid dresses that will flawlessly stress the lady’s dress and whatever is left of the wedding party.

Wedding Season: 5 Bridesmaids Dresses Catering To All Body Types

Here are a few tips to think about if you want all of your bridesmaids to sashay down the aisle in the same gown for a uniformed look, but please keep in mind that you may not find all these tips in one dress:

(1) Avoid Strapless or Spaghetti Straps

(2) Below the Knee Length Dresses

(3) A-line skirts

(4) Empire waist

Checkout Bridesmaid Dresses That Flatter All Body Type

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Bridesmaids.com, After Six Bridesmaid Dresses 6651 (Available in Varies of Colors), Purchase at Bridemaids.com for $162.00 (Sale Price)

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Dillard’s, Tadashi Shoji Lace Off-the-Shoulder Gown, Purchase at dillards.com for $398.00

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David’s Bridal, Short One Shoulder Crinkle Chiffon Dress, Purchase at davidsbridal.com for $398.00

BridesmaidDesigners: Long Chiffon Bridesmaid DressPurchase at bridesmaiddesigners.com For $179.00

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Macy’s, Adrianna Papell Petite Cap-Sleeve Embellished Gown (Available in Varies of Colors), Purchase at macys.com for $299.00

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Jasmine Bridal, Fall 2015 Collection/P176065K (Available in Varies of Color), You can purchase dress based on your location on jasminebridal.com

Beautiful Budget Friendly Wedding Dresses

Shopping for a Bridesmaid dress on a budget is hard — like really, really hard. It requires creativity, compromise and serious searching both online and in stores. However, it is possible to find a dress that matches your style, price point and vision. When dress shopping, try not to feel defeated. Chances are, you won’t have a “Say Yes to the Dress” moment. I didn’t.

What’s most important is finding a dress that fits you and your budget. Then, once you find your dress, stop looking! Feel confident in your purchase, and rock it on your wedding day.

To prove that beautiful, stylish dresses exist (and to inspire skeptical brides-to-be), I found cheap alternatives that mimic pricier styles. Now, go forth and shop!

Runway: Houghton Bride

Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

Your Way: BHLDN Tulle Skirt, $500; J.Crew Tulle Skirt, $695 (+30% off)

Photos courtesy of BHLDN, J.Crew

Separates are trending big time in the wedding world. Create your own unique look with a floor-sweeping skirt in tulle or lace and a dainty, elegant tank or blouse in silk or matching lace.


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Runway: Monique Lhuillier

Photo courtesy of The Knot

Your Way: Ann Taylor One Shoulder Dress, $250 (+20% off); ASOS Lace Midi Dress, $81

Photo courtesy of  Ann Taylor, ASOS

Dare to bare (some leg)? Shorter hemlines mean big savings. If you’re planning a casual, outdoor wedding, this might be the way to go. Or maybe a Southern summer wedding is in your future. A short dress would be ideal for hotter temps.

Runway: Marchesa

Photo courtesy of Harper’s Bazaar

Your Way: J.Crew Jillian Gown, $695 (+30% off); Reformation Silk Constance Dress, $588

Photos courtesy of J.Crew, Reformation

Simple and streamlined doesn’t mean boring and bland. Straighter styles are chic, comfortable and oh-so-cool. These dresses often come with lower prices tags, too.

 Runway: Jenny Packham

Photo courtesy of Fashionista

Your Way: BHLDN Ascott Dress, $360; ASOS Embellished Dress, $336

Photos courtesy of BHLDN, ASOS

A little bit of beading goes a long way. If you’re really into the glam, princess look but on a tight budget, consider a toned-down version of an over-the-top runway look. Details make a big difference when it comes to Bridesmaid dresses. Find one with strategically placed beading (instead of all-over) for a similar feel to ball gown styles, but without the hefty price.

Runway: Naeem Khan

Photo courtesy of Brides

Your Way: David’s Bridal Pink Corset Gown, $898.48; ASOS Watercolor Floral Dress, $118

Photos courtesy of David’s Bridal, ASOS

For the bold, statement-making brides, watercolor florals and pale pinks and blues are very on-trend for next year. Going the colored or printed dress route also opens up your options to other retailers, not just bridal boutiques, which are often more expensive.

20 Coloured Wedding Dresses For The Unconventional Bride

This post goes out to all the unconventional brides of the world!

If a white dress just isn’t your thing, fear not, because wedding dress designers are finally catching on. We’ve been seeing beautiful coloured wedding dresses in all shades of the rainbow all over the runways! And while some of these gowns may not be “BridesmaidDresses” per se, there’s no rule saying you can’t just rock a gorgeous gown on your big day, right?

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite coloured bridal gowns that would make a statement at any wedding. Happy shopping!

  • Go Bold In Bright Fuschia

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  • Pretty In Pink


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    Dress by Oscar De La Renta.

  • The Perfect Shade Of Bubblegum Pink



    Dress available at J.Crew.

  • Lovely Lavender


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    Dress by Tadashi Shoji.

  • Taupe Is Anything But Boring


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    Gown by Jenny Packham.

  • You Can Be A Goddess In Gold


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    Dress by Luisa Beccaria.

  • Pale Mint Is Super Fresh



    Dress by Lazaro.

  • Deep Emerald Dream


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    Gown by Tadashi Shoji.

  • Perfect For A Lilac Fairy Tale Wedding


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    Gown by Monique Lhuillier Bridal.

  • Pink Princess Dress


    Vera Wang

    Gown by Vera Wang.

  • Pale Yellow Embellishments Make For A Whimsical Gown


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    Gown by Elie Saab.

  • Dusty Teal Perfection


    Dress available at J.Crew.

  • The Perfect Pale Yellow


    Hudson’s Bay

    Lazaro gown available at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay.

  • Oh-So-Pale Pink


    Hudson’s Bay

    Augusta Jones gown available at Kleinfeld Hudson’s Bay.

  • Golden Sequins Are Sure To Be A Standout


    Badgley Mischka

    Dress available at Badgley Mischka.

  • A Little Bit Of Ombre



    Truvelle dress available on Etsy.

  • Boho Blue Cinderella


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    Full skirt and crop top by Theia.

  • Navy Would Be Lovely For A Winter Wedding

     Badgley Mischka

    Dress available at Badgley Mischka.

  • Channel Your Inner Silver Siren


    Kelly Faetanini

    Gown by Kelly Faetanini.

There’s a new one-stop wedding dress shop

If you haven’t already heard of online retailer Revolve, you might want to bookmark it ahead of wedding season.

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The US-based brand, which stocks over 500 designers on its website, has just opened The Wedding Shop – a new destination for brides looking for dresses with a difference as well as guests on the hunt for the perfect outfit.

It covers everything from bridal lingerie and accessories to footwear ideas, but the highlight of the collection? This beautiful dress designed exclusively for Revolve by Los Angeles label For Love & Lemons. One for the boho brides out there.

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Anyone who’s dealing with the stresses of buying designer bridesmaid dresses should watch out for the four part, weekly video series. It will feature actress Jamie Chung, who is currently preparing for her own fairytale wedding.

There’s endless dress inspiration on the guest front too (the designs are displayed in color order) plus a gifts section made for the bride-to-be who’s looking to treat her bridesmaids with something special.

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The best part? The affordable price tags (the wedding dresses start at around $160). Who said being a beautiful bride had to cost a fortune?

Different Types of Bridesmaid Dresses

We all know that the bridesmaid dresses is of prime significance for a bride. First you decide upon the bridesmaid dresses and then choose other accessories like veil,  hairstyle, headpiece, bouquet etc hence. Not all wedding gowns are proper for everyone.
There are a few standard types of wedding dresses which are popular and usually brides pick on these and modify it as per their imagination. Let’s take a look at the various types of dresses and which dress goes which type of body shape. This will help you shortlist the dress.
  Black Bridesmaid Dresses – At Bridesmaid Designers, we know that the Black Bridesmaid Dress is the perfect go-to for any occasion. With a large selection of on-trend styles, v-neck, and necklines for you to choose from, BridesmaidDesigners  undoubtedly has the special occasion look to complement your personal style, body type, AND wallet. Our Black Bridesmaid Dresses demand attention with couture detailing, floor length, short knee length, one-shoulder styles, Lace Shoulder Straps and more. Ranging from classic satin and ladylike lace to tulle adornment and comfortably chic jersey, you’ll look fabulous at your next event in a Black Bridesmaid Dress from Bridesmaid Designers!
Black Bridesmaid Dresses
Purple Bridesmaid Dresses – Look the best on your wedding day in purple bridesmaid outfit proffered by bridesmaiddesigners.com. Since purple means eminence, these dresses would add that additional appeal to your identity loaning all of you together another touch. In this way, look magnetic and rich in one of the shades of purple outfits, from pale purple to the deepest shade of purple. Receive an excellent neck example like the ‘V ‘neck design which would provide for you an abstruse feeling included with gutlessness. Parade those engaging neckline bones with an off shoulder knee-length purple dress and get everybody’s consideration. Reveal generous assortments of purple bridesmaid dresses here at sensible costs, simply perfect for the magnificent event.
Purple Bridesmaid Dresses
  Red Bridesmaid Dresses – Imagine the gravity of attraction when you wear a red
bridesmaid dress standing besides your beloved in Red wedding gown. How gorgeous it sounds! With our versatile collection of red bridesmaid dresses, we offer a lot of styles, from vintage to queen’s style to fulfill your secret desire of wearing red on a wedding day. Red bridesmaid gowns which we offer are intended to flaunt the femininity within you. With our exquisitely designed gowns, induce great passions for attractive appreciation as a bride and feel special. Moreover the fabric will steal your heart away giving your skin a mesmerizing touch. Needless to say, our red bridesmaid dresses come wrapped with a ‘wow’ factor.
Red Bridesmaid Dresses
   Blue bridesmaid Gowns – Suitable for each skin tone, we offer a novel accumulation of differing shades of blue bridesmaid dresses, from the lightest blue to the deepest dull blue. Make the wedding day considerably more charming by changing the pattern of wearing white or red and receive our blue bridesmaid dresses to look staggering and flawless. With diverse creator styles and examples of neck areas, we offer one of the best ranges in the bridesmaid dresses line. Each shade of blue in our gathering looks livelier and advantageous. Set yourself free and make the best out of whatever you have in light of the fact that our extent is profoundly sensible, just to suit everybody’s pocket.
Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Fuchsia bridesmaid gowns – A vivid reddish purple color with ornamental shrubs of  evening primrose, mostly in deep red, pink and purple shades, nodding elegantly  printed on your fuchsia bridesmaid dresses would make you look just as beautiful as a  primrose on the special occasion of wedding next to the leading lady of the day.  Attractive fabric accessories on the neckline with netted sleeves and other patterned-sleeves would make you look prettier with our wide collection of fuchsia bridesmaid dresses. This gown is not just to be worn for a wedding but can also be worn for any other evening parties. It would make you look glamorous, eye-catching and even more appealing.