5 Ways to Get Away From Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding is definitely a hassle and a ton of work, sometimes can cause a lot of stress than can take a toll on your physical health. We’ve heard stories of brides losing hair, breaking out and even shingles and ulcers. That is why it is so important to stay healthy and find ways to de-stress with your fiance.

  1. Have a wedding free weekend

    It probably sounds impossible, but for a full weekend, try to simply enjoy each other's company without mentioning the wedding—no hors d'oeuvres, seating charts or first dance song chit chat.

  2. Go on a fancy date

    Chances are, for the past few months you've been saving every penny to stay on your wedding budget. If you've done well, reward yourselves with a lovely, romantic dinner date. Why not throw in a movie or concert, as long as you're splurging a little?

  3. Binge watch Netflix

    While this is a de-stressor for just about everything doing this together will give you a common interest. And allows you to talk about something else rather than just the wedding. And while your watching, pour a glass of wine and put on a charcoal face mask.

  4. Don’t forget about your friends

    Sometimes you just need to have a good time with friends. Go to dinner and drinks, or dancing and stay out late, or book massages and pedicures. Do whatever you and your pals love to do for fun—and again, try to avoid wedding talk.

  5. Read a book!

    Sometimes we forget the importance of reading a really good book. Its so fun to get lost in the pages and forget about the rest of the other things going on in our life. And you are always on the go, listening to audio books and even podcasts will take your mind off of planning.

Then vs. Now: 30 years of Wedding Dresses

The trends are constantly changing in the bridal world, however there are some styles that are coming back with a whole new flare to it! Lets go back to the past and revisit and revive the famous styles.

1980: Puffy Sleeves

Princess Diana is the iconic puffy sleeve bride, we’re pretty sure she is the one that got this trend started in the royal wedding in 1981. Now, Anne Barge is bringing it back with their new collection releasing this summer!

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Anne Barge 2020

Anne Barge 2020

1990: Off the shoulder

we don’t know how this style could ever leave, Rachel Green demonstrated this look for us on Friends and we can’t get it out of our heads. One of our consultants, Brook had off the shoulder straps for her wedding! So many designers are taking this sexy but sweet idea to their own creativity!

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Dakota by Muse by Berta

Dakota by Muse by Berta

2000: Rouching

This has been a style that was failrly recent, it gave this very regal or presidential look.Hhowever bigger designers like Berta are making a comeback with this dated style.

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Berta S/S 2020

Berta S/S 2020

Sample Sale

Get ready for our semi-annual Sample Sale on Saturday, June 8! If you attended last year’s sample sales with friends, you’ll be a pro at this next one. :) No appointment is needed, however trying on gowns will be at a first come first serve basis. Last year, brides started lining up at 9:30am, and we highly recommend coming in the morning when inventory of sample dresses are at its fullest.

Here’s how it’ll work:
The sample sale will begin at 10am!
1. First come, first serve - No holding of gowns
2. You will have 1 hour to try on gowns
3. Only 3 gowns in a dressing room at a time
4. Brides may bring a maximum of two guests with them
5. Sample Sale gowns only, special order gowns will not be available but we can always set you an appointment

Each gown purchased will receive a free pink wedding garment bag. We’ll also be offering $100 off gown cleaning and preservation at purchase. All sales are final. Alteration costs are separate. Have fun! We can’t wait to help you find your dream dress for a dream price!

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How's My Hair?!

So you say you always wanted to feel like a princess on your wedding day?

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Then why not add a crown ;)

Wedding planning takes so much of our energy and focus, that sometimes the smaller and more subtle details get lost in the fray. You know you need your dream dress, and you always wanted to wear a long cathedral length veil, but what happens with your hair once you take it off?

Veils typically get removed right before the reception, after you take all your post ceremony pictures. You can definitely leave it on, after all, it’s your day and you can do as you please! BUT, if you decide to take the veil off, sometimes that can leave your hair feeling a little under dressed.

This is where a hair piece or bridal crown can come in handy. There are so many options, whether you are just looking for something small like a hair comb, or something loud and proud like a brightly colored flower crown. Adding a statement headpiece can complete any and all bridal looks.

So you have an elegant and simple crepe gown, no worries, just add a small clip in hairpiece that gives you that little bit of sparkle you want. Or maybe you are a Boho Queen who needs her crown of crystals, pop that crown on the top of your head and own being the center of envy.

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Also, who says that flowers must only be for bouquets and centerpieces? We sure don’t! A flower crown can go beautifully with any dress, and can also tie your gown in with whatever color scheme you have with the wedding. The Groom isn’t the only one who gets to be colorful and bold on your wedding day!

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Regardless of what you decide on, remember that there are no limits to what you can do to make yourself feel as beautiful as we know you are. Rock a crown, or slay simply, either way you will glow just perfectly on your day.

xo, The Bustle

Grand Exit Ideas!

Time to leave the party behind, but leave it in style! The grand exit is often times an underestimated and we can forget that it’s even a thing. Normally, send offs consist of your guests making an aisle for you and your new spouse to walk down. This leads to your get away car or some sort of transportation. Here are some super fun ideas on how to end the night with some style.

  1. Send them off with a sparkle!

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Don’t worry this is completely safe, just make sure there is a few buckets of water for guests to put their sparklers in afterwards. These are so fun and creative, they also make for some amazing pictures! Depending on where you live double check the firework laws and if you are able to purchase them.

2. Glitter and Confetti

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Confetti is a great replacement for traditional rice throwing, it adds a little flare and color. Confetti symbolizes celebrations and it is your grand finale or curtain call. This tends to leave a little more of mess behind so double check with your venue if they will allow confetti.

3. Eco Friendly!

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Tossing lavender and real flower petals is a great eco friendly send off idea. It is also very cost efficient! Plus is smells very good, just do be aware of any allergies. Placing lavender in paper cones makes it functional for your guests and a really pretty touch. Another trick to consider is to take a hole punch to flower petals, its like your own floral confetti!

4. Bubbles! My bubbles!

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Bubbles are super cute and whimsical, just be careful of a slippery floor. Your guests, especially the little ones will love this, not only is it for your exit, but they make really good wedding favors!

5. Glow the night away!

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While most venues prohibit the sparklers, having the glow sticks are the best alternative. You can have multiple colors or only purchase one color to resemble the sparklers. These are also great to have for the reception and partying. Nothing says dance party like some glow sticks!