Let me tell you! The wedding industry is MASSIVE. I didn’t notice until I walked into Gotham Hall for Martha’s Wedding Party. If this whole blog thing doesn’t work out, I know where I’m headed!! I’m just half kidding. Haha! Sheesh, this event was a packed frenzy with all the brides to be, mom’s of the bride to be, cousin’s best friend’s sister of the bride to be..let’s just say everybody was up in there. What was so mesmerizing was how much passion was in their eyes. I guess I would be too if this was that time in my life. And of course as should be. That’s why they chose to have designer Zac Posen help guide the way on how to plan and handle the most visual aspect of the wedding: the walk down the aisle, the dress, the bride! Darcy Miller also shared a few good pointer based on her own experiences as a bride.
But first!_ #WhatIWore Because I don’t believe in fashion rules… actually no true fashionista does. I wore all white and yes in the winter. BOOM! I just figured, hey I’m not getting married but heck why can’t I wear all white and fake it till I make it. Everyone kept asking me when “the date” is..and me having to explain “oh..no I’m just a blogger.” Followed by “oh.. (awkward pause) well I love your outfit” Score!!!
2 Piece: Cowl Neck Sweater Crop Top + Sweater Knit Midi Skirt @H&M
On How to Keep Your Cool with Planning – Darcy Miller
– Things that cost you the least are the things you actually remember from your wedding day.
– The focal point of your wedding should come from inspiration from who you and your partner are and what you enjoy.
– Remember the most important thing is your getting married.
– Budget 10% less than what your going to spend and stick to it.
The Dress – Designer Zac Posen
– When it comes to planning – Create an inspiration book of clippings of what you would like to look like. In your own privacy try on plenty of shapes, find out what works best for you, what you FEEL GOOD in.
– When it comes to planning the color – Create a mood board. Build on color with swatches and clippings. Create a story of expression of the union.
– When it comes to the details – It’s all about the entrance and the goodbye. Pay attention to the detail of the front – not everyone has to have a sleeveless top. Many brides prefer the traditional look due to religion reasons or what they feel comfortable in. Sleeves make a dress more elegant. Keep a touch of classic with a hair pin or jewelry. And for shoes…no one sees them..ever.. so be comfortable – wedges are a good go to.
– When it comes to everyone else – A collaborative effort works it’s best. You don’t want your bridal party to feel uncomfortable you want everyone feeling joyous and celebrating..not hiding under the table or in a corner.
Whether your planning your wedding now or planning on planning to get married like me in the future, keep these pointers in your back pocket and remember… keep your cool, cause no one likes a Bridezilla!