The Top Five Things You Should Not Forget on Your Wedding Day

Joshua Aull Photography

Joshua Aull Photography

WE LOVE LISTS! They are the key to sanity and thy prevent a whole lot of wedding day messes. Luckily our amazing friends over at PERFECT WEDDING GUIDE are dishing up loads of great advice. Here is their step by step list they have provided:

1. Stay hydrated. Whether or not you’re planning on drinking alcohol at your wedding, it’s so important to drink water throughout the day. Dehydration (especially when combined with stress) can lead to heart palpitations, headaches, shaking, and lightheadedness. The last thing you want to do is faint on your wedding day because you didn’t remember to drink some water!

2. Eat the food you’re paying for. Many times, couples miss their cocktail hours due to picture taking. They then enter the reception, have their first dance, and begin mingling with guests. It’s important to remember to eat some of the food you’re paying for. Ask your wedding planner (or a relative) to bring you a few food selections during photos, and make sure you partake of the meal at your reception.

3. Touch up your makeup. Brides, you’ll be photographed the entire day. Make sure you have touchup makeup (at least lipstick) handy any time you need it. You’ll be thankful when you get those photos back…especially the un-retouched family pics!

4. Bring a change of shoes. Unless you’re wearing flip-flops or sneakers down the aisle, the odds are your shoes will be causing your feet to ache by the time you reach the reception. Bring a pair of comfortable shoes to change into so you can dance the night away in comfort.

5. Take a few minutes to soak it all in. The single-most common thing we hear from newlyweds is that their wedding day went by in a flash. Don’t forget to take a few minutes to take a deep breath, relax, and take it all in. That way, the memories will really stick with you for years to come. These may not seem like critical things to remember on your wedding day, but trust us… they are! Do you have any suggestions you would add to this list? Let us know in the comments.

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Once again, a big thank you to our friends over at Perfect Wedding Guide for giving us some amazing advice to share with our GLAM couples!


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White Dress, White Tuxe.... & White Teeth

Of course everyone wants sparkling white chomps for everyday life. But for your wedding day… it’s necessary! Here are the top five reasons why getting your teeth whitened for the big day is an absolute must:

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  1. If you are wearing white, it is going to be way more noticeable if your teeth are not just as bright and healthy.
  2. You will feel super awkward if your photographer has to Photoshop your yellow teeth for your wedding photos.
  3. Meeting your new spouse’s family members for the first time? You HAVE to look your best.
  4. You’ll look, and feel, absolutely stunning on your honeymoon. No professional photographer to whiten up those teeth!
  5. …Who doesn’t want white teeth?

Wondering when you need to start the teeth whitening process?  If you should do it yourself at home or go get it done professionally?  How much you should expect to spend? We recommend that you turn to the experts, Philips Zoom. They have every option you can imagine available so you can get an idea of whats best for you in your price point.

 


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Yay or Nay for the Third Dress?

Brides all over the world have heard of the two dress bride.  For those who don’t know, this is the bride who has a different dress for her ceremony, usually more of a traditional gown. And her second dress, is usually something either shorter or easier to move and dance in for the reception.

Today, a new trend approaching is the third dress.   The third dress is the last of the dresses to be put on.  The bride’s first dress is something more traditional, the second is something that has more flow and more of a dreamy look, and the third dress is short and fun.  Something the bride can pair with great colorful shoes and dance the night away towards the end of her reception and for the after party.

If a bride is going to participate in this trend, she needs to have the budget to support it.  Three dresses is going to have some affect to the budget of the wedding.

Do you think this is something that will stick? Will the third dress trend be something that stays around for years to come?  Or will we see it dying down at the end of wedding season?  Only time will tell for the future of the third dress.


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Friday Vendor Spotlight

Were you able to make it to our most recent Wedding Salon this week?  If not, don’t fret!  It’s Friday and we’re spotlighting some of our wonderful vendors!

 

CircleCam ~ Featured on the CMT Red Carpet, now available for your special day!  Have the most amazing view of your dress and share fun 360 degree photos of your guests!  Check out the Nicole Miller gown from our most recent Wedding Salon in New York!

Daniela Rodriguez NYC ~ Every bride wants to look flawless on her big day.  Daniela Rodriguez NYC’s hair and makeup teams are experts in skincare, airbrush makeup and hair extensions.  Check out their gorgeous work below!

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MUSIC BY GIGI ~ Music by Gigi brings a whole new level to string performances, combining the electric violin with pop music.  She opened our most recent Wedding Salon in New York, and trust was when we tell you, she was incredible!

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Mira Fitness ~ Mira Fitness created a trendy smart bracelet that won’t clash with your outfit.  Mira’s beautifully designed smart jewelry tracks your activity, allowing you to journal your healthy choices and celebrate your fit moments!

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Letters by Anat ~ This talented calligrapher specializes in all your wedding stationary and more!  Creating invitations, place cards, or thank yous, Anat’s work is all handmade, adding a personal touch to your dream wedding.

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Charleston Area CVB ~ She is called the Holy City.  She is also known as Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice 2014 Top U.S. City.  And now the Charleston area may add one more esteemed title: host of your destination wedding!

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Wine & Wedding Italy ~ Wine & Wedding is born to make your wedding and your honeymoon an enhanced sensorial experience, inside the splendid settings found in the most charming Italian landscape, architectural, and wine-growing beauties.

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Summer Bridal Bonuses!

We are so excited to announce the amazing bridal bonuses that are being offered by our exhibitors from Wedding Salon’s July 27th event at the Affinia Manhattan Hotel! Make sure to take advantage of these incentives that include great discounts and special packages offered for only a limited amount of time. Your favorite exhibitors are thrilled to be a part of your special day!

A.Jaffe – 4 orders on the spot gets 20% off

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Blantyre – 2 night stay the year after to celebrate the 1st anniversary – including breakfast and champagne toast on arrival

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Bliss Spa – 20% bounce back cards to the spa

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Brush Chic, Inc. – Discounts on local vendors and special discounts for destination weddings. In addition access to highly talented bridal makeup artists

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Daniela Rodriguez NYC - $50 off hair and makeup trials

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Dellables Wedding Design and Florals – When booking and paying for a wedding with Dellables and mentioning the wedding salon event we will give the couple a free lei exchange

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Glamour Closet – Free Veil (up to $250 value) with coupon and upon purchase of gown

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Joyce Cutty Designs - Book with Joyce Kutty Designs within 30 days of the trade show and receive 20% off $200 or more purchase INCLUDING delivery services. With any order of $150 or more, one bouquet will be donated to an oncology patient at Rhode Island Hospital. This can be in honor of the newly weds, bride to be, baby on-the-way, etc! (Great gift idea for bridal showers, baby showers, or simple gestures of love).

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Patina Events at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Complimentary welcome sparkling wine for all guests

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Puerto Rico Tourism Board – On site wedding coordinator and hotel partners with offer

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Royal Hideaway Playacar Hotel – One complimentary romantic dinner on the beach, honeymoon amenities (rose petals on bathtub, fresh fruit at arrival, sparkling wine, etc.) Free upgrade for bride and group during their stay to junior suite, $50 USD spa credit for the couple.

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Savvy Navigator - $500 off a honeymoon planned by one of our experts located around the world

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Don’t miss out on these once-in-a-lifetime opportunities!


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Friday Vendor Spotlight

As the young and ridiculous Rebecca Black would say, “It’s Friday! Friday! Gotta get down on Friday!”  But before you go out and put on those dancing shoes, check out some of our fantastic vendors (many of whom will be at our Destination Weddings & Honeymoon Show in New York on July 27)!

Nicole Miller ~ Nicole Miller combines her art training with couture technique.  This, along with her French heritage, has given her a unique style and vision in creating such gorgeous gowns.

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Patina Events @ Brooklyn Botanic Garden ~ Make sure to check out Patina Events, the exclusive caterer at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, one of NYC’s most breathtaking wedding locations.

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Letters by Anat ~ Letters by Anat specializes in all your wedding stationary needs, and more!
“I take great pleasure in creating handmade art to produce beautiful and memorable works for you.  I feel handmade work brings the necessary human touch to special occasions worthy of a joyous announcement.” -Anat Even Or

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Blantyre ~ This beautiful house and fabulous cuisine stir fond memories of days spent in the chateaux’s of France.  Thank you for bringing the old world so close to New York!

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Pure Love Films ~ Pure Love Films is a cinematic wedding film production company servicing the New York area and the Mexican Riviera.  These captivating wedding films are for couples who are looking for something unique and compelling.  Our distinctive approach to storytelling and artistry provides our couples with an experience that is emotionally engaging, and a film that fully immerses them in a moving memory of their wedding day that brings joy for years to come.

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Ana Paz Cakes ~ Ana Paz, baker and premium specialty cake designer has deals with over 80 hotel properties and caterers in the South Florida area.  Ana Paz cakes is considered one of the premium cake vendors in the industry (2007-2012 The Knot “Best of Weddings”).

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Caribbean Breeze 3 ~ Caribbean Breeze 3 was founded by Lima Wiltshire with the goal of developing the perfect exotic and healthy drinks with a tropical flare.  The healthy sorrel is enjoyed by many throughout the world and the exotic rum punch is a smashing hit at weddings and celebrations all around.  Caribbean Breeze 3’s delicious Black Cake is a one of kind delectable dessert you don’t want to miss.

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Mexico Tourism Board ~ Make Mexico the ideal location for your destination wedding and/or honeymoon and get your senses ready for an experience full of magic, color and warmth.

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The Cove Atlantis ~The Cove Atlantis is one of the most luxurious resorts in the Bahamas, making it the perfect destination for your wedding and or honeymoon.  Do you see how clear that water is?

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Jenny Yoo ~ Check out this special deal from Jenny Yoo below! “In a time where tradition is emphasized, weddings as a result, have become more intimate, holding a special meaning for both the couple and those who care for them.  I have created a special line of bridesmaid and wedding dresses that evolve with the footsteps of today’s changing times.”  -Jenny Yoo

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*Go Beautique ~ As a 2014 New York Bridal Fashion Week hair and makeup designer, Go Beautique will make you and your bridal party “Runway Ready” on your wedding day.  With on demand services from hair and makeup to nail care and threading, you’ll be more than ready to walk down the aisle!


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