Disney’s 2017 Wedding Dress Collection

Disney’s 2017 wedding dress collection was recently released, and all of the dresses – inspired by Disney princesses from throughout Disney’s history – are more than enough for any bride to feel like a total princess on her big day!!

Created by designer Alfred Angelo, these dresses are more bridal than Disney princess, but elements of each princess they’re inspired by is easily seen in the design. While this is just a sneak peek and the dresses won’t be available to purchase for a little while, we are nonetheless totally excited!

Here are some of our personal favorites below:

Princess Inspiration: Tiana

JP Yim/Getty Images for Alfred Angelo

Princess Inspiration: Elsa

Alfred Angelo Spring 2017 Bridal Show With Disney WeddingsJP Yim/Getty Images for Alfred Angelo

Princess Inspiration: Ariel

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Princess Inspiration: Mulan

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Princess Inspiration: Aurora

Alfred Angelo Spring 2017 Bridal Show With Disney WeddingsJP Yim/Getty Images for Alfred Angelo

Check out the full collection as seen on the runway here and then let us know which dress best channels your inner princess.

Etsy Find: Glass Slippers

Any girl would dream of being Cinderella if the missing shoe was this T.L.C. Creation made from recycled and repurposed materials.

This exciting design has shards of broken glass over the toes and lots of crystals on the heels.  The sides of the shoes are covered with a collage of glass, pearl and Swarovski crystal embellishments.

And just like Cinderella’s shoe was made specifically for her foot, you too can customize your glass slipper with or without the spikes. You also have the option of requesting shorter spikes (1/2 inch spikes instead of one inch long spikes).

They have a 5 1/2 inch stilleto heel and are available in UK size 3-8 which will fit US size 5 -10 or EU 36 -41.

Available for $575.oo

Photo provided courtesy of etsy.com

Target Unveils Bridesmaid Collection

You can now add Target to the list of chain retailers to have recently entered the bridal business.  They’ve officially debuted 9 unique bridesmaid styles which are available in 3 fabric options and 17 colors.

All of the styles (seen below) are a budget-friendly $69.99 and come in sizes 2-28W.   You won’t find these dresses in your local store – they’re available only at Target.

My opinion? I love how each dress can easily be worn after the wedding and I can easily envision how the right accessories would bring out the best in each style so not bad for $69.99.

Your thoughts?  Could you see yourself dressing your bridesmaids in any of the dresses from Target’s new bridesmaid collection?

Ruffle Neck Shantung Dress

Womens Strapless Wrap-Front Chiffon Dress

Strapless Twist Front Sweetheart Sateen Dress

One-Shoulder Rosette Chiffon Dress

One Shoulder Shantung Dress

Crossover V-Neck Sateen Dress

Ring Neck Sateen Dress

Strapless Sweetheart Shantung Dress

{All photos provided courtesy of Target.com}

Bridal Tee’s

Nothing is off limits when it comes to what can be printed on t-shirts and (depending on your personal style) they can be used to announce to the world that you’re engaged!!   These particular shirts are available at Koncepts Bridal Boutique .  What I like about them is that they don’t use the typical “I’m Engaged” or “We’re Getting Married” lingo and the style is very unisex.

What do you think?  Would you announce your engagement by wearing it on your chest?

Let’s Tango

PANTONE, the “global authority on color,” recently announced Tangerine Tango [PANTONE 17-1463] as the 2012 color of the year.

“Tangerine Tango marries the vivaciousness and adrenaline rush of red with the friendliness and warmth of yellow, to form a high-visibility, magnetic hue that emanates heat and energy” says Leatrice Eiseman, PANTONE’s executive director.  She describes the color as “sophisticated…dramatic and seductive…reminiscent of the radiant shadings of a sunset”.

I love PANTONE’s color choice.  I see it as a vibrant, versatile color that compliments and is complimented by an array of colors.  Don’t believe me?  Check out some of these inspirational color boards!

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See more images like these on our 2012 Pantone Color of the Year: Tangerine on Pinterest.

Will your wedding day include any pops of Tangerine Tango?! Leave us a comment below!

Wording Your Wedding Invitations

Following the post, A Guide to Your Wedding Stationery, I received quite a few emails asking for additional assistance on how to word wedding programs.  Sounded simple, but what I quickly realized is that with the ever evolving definition of family, invitations can become very challenging for the DIY bride. So we’ve sought out the most tricky of situations and provided the appropriate wording for each.

IF YOUR WEDDING IS BEING GIVEN BY YOUR MOTHER & FATHER:

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Jones
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Veronica Jones
to
Bradley Ian Joseph
at the Venetian Club
Saturday, the Fourth of October
Six o’clock in the evening

IF YOUR WEDDING IS BEING GIVEN BY YOU & THE GROOM:

Veronica Jones
and Bradley Ian Joseph
request the honor of your presence
at their marriage
(etc.)

IF YOUR WEDDING IS BEING GIVEN BY YOUR MOTHER & YOUR FATHER IS DECEASED: 

Mrs. Patrick A. Jones
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Veronica Jones
(etc.)

>>>If your mother has remarried, use her present husband’s name:

Mr and Mrs. Franklin C. Jamison
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Veronica Jones
(etc.)

IF YOUR WEDDING IS BEING GIVEN BY YOUR MOTHER & YOUR PARENTS ARE DIVORCED:

use your mother’s maiden name plus your fathers last name

Mrs. Rose Nelson Jones
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of her daughter
Veronica Jones
(etc.)

IF YOUR WEDDING IS BEING GIVEN BY YOUR FATHER & EITHER OF YOUR PARENTS ARE DIVORCED OR YOUR MOTHER IS DECEASED:

Mr. Patrick A. Jones
requests the honor of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter
Veronica Jones
(etc.)

>>>If your father has remarried:

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Jones
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of his daughter
Veronica Jones
(etc.)

IF YOUR WEDDING IS BEING GIVEN BY YOUR DIVORCED PARENTS & EACH HAS REMARRIED:

Mr. and Mrs. Patrick A. Jones
and
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin L. Morrison
request the honor of your presence
at the marriage of their daughter
Veronica Jones
(etc.)

When finalizing the wording of your wedding invitations, keep in mind that the examples above follow the formal traditional invitation wording used most often with religious or interfaith ceremonies.  If you’re not the traditional kind or planning a secular ceremony, consider including opening statements such as “With Joy in Their Hearts” or “Celebrate the Love of…”.  You might also want to consider changing traditional statements such as “request the honor of your presence at the marriage of…” to something more playful like “laugh, dance, dine, and celebrate the wedding of…”

Be as casual or formal as your wedding vision requires but remember not to get so caught up in the details that you forget that your wedding planning process is supposed to be fun. If you need assistance penning the text of your invitations or can’t think of suitable wording to fit your particular situation email us or leave a comment below.