Introductory Note

Searching for Wedding Ideas

The Web is a powerful tool when trying to plan or create new, fresh ideas for your wedding, and it’s growing full of great new ideas every day.

Pinterest is one of the most popular websites nowadays, and many people use it to brainstorm new ideas in whatever domain they need or are interested in. As a bride-to-be, you can use Pinterest to get some ideas of wedding styles, or to help decide which bridal fashion best fits your preferences. However, the amount of ideas you will find on Pinterest is limitless, so you can quickly become overwhelmed by all the amazing ideas that are presented to you.

When looking on Pinterest for bridal fashion and other wedding ideas, the first thing you need to do is select the “Weddings” category so that only ideas related to weddings will be displayed. Even so, you will find countless ideas to browse through. You can, of course, scroll down the page to see all the displayed images, but it will not help you too much. So, instead choose the subcategory that you consider most relevant for your search. Here you can see some ideas of what to look for.

Wedding Style

If you are one of the brides-to-be who wishes to have a wedding in a certain style, then you have the option of looking through specific styles of weddings, which can show you some really nice and interesting ideas for those certain types of weddings. Here you can choose between the available subcategories, such as: romantic weddings, Indian weddings, rustic weddings, or country weddings.

Bridal Gown Style

Choosing your bridal style is probably one of the most difficult to do, even when you look for it on Pinterest. However, one of the things you could use to make your search easier is to think about some bridal fashion styles that you consider best suited you and then search for them, one at a time.

For example, if you have your preferences regarding the designer of the wedding gown, use that name to look for them on Pinterest. Let’s imagine you like Vera Wang, for example. You will go to the search option and look for Vera Wang, which will return you the results related to this search. Have a look through the pictures, and you will be able to see exactly how her wedding gowns look on other brides.

If you have preferences regarding the silhouette of your wedding gown, then use them to search for such wedding gowns and see some examples. A good option is to look for different styles, as this could help you make a decision easier. For example, you can look for A-line wedding gowns, mermaid wedding gowns, or trumpet wedding gowns.

Conclusion

So basically there are two main ways you can use to search for bridal fashion on Pinterest: by searching for your desired keywords in the search tab and by going to the wedding category and start browsing. However, after choosing the wedding category, an array of subcategories open for you so that you can choose any number of subcategories for your search, too. Feel free to explore the subcategories if you need more ideas, or make your own search if you already know approximately what you are looking for!


Try Something New

Are you planning your wedding? If so, one of the many things you need to think about is the wedding keepsakes you will create to remind you of your special day years from now. We imagine you’ve already thought about the wedding album and the guestbook, but what do you think about creating some modern and popular wedding memories, even original ones? Here you can see some ideas of how you can replace the traditional wedding album and guestbook with some new ideas that are more original and creative.

Replacing the Traditional Wedding Album

While a traditional wedding album works well, creating your own idea for your album makes your special day more personal.

While a traditional wedding album works well, creating your own idea for your album makes your special day more personal.

To begin with, let’s set aside the traditional wedding album and replace it with an innovative, new, and interesting wedding album. Here are some ideas we recommend:

  • Mini pocket wedding album with origami box
  • Creative wedding album with interesting inscriptions on the pages, or with customized writing on the pages
  • Personalized wedding album
  • Pocket photo album
  • Embroidered wedding album
  • Digital photo frame

Replacing the Traditional Guestbook

To help break out of the mold of every other wedding you’ve attended and guestbook you’ve seen, put your imagination to work and come up with something that best represents your personality and preferences. However, if you need help with some ideas, here are some recommended ones:

  • A great idea you can use is a “Well Wishes Jar”, which is a container that you will use on your wedding for the guests to leave their messages and thoughts in.
  • Another idea you may consider interesting is having your guests sign on little rocks, which you can then use in a decorative bowl or as filling in a vase, for example.
  • We also recommend the idea of a calendar, in which all your guests are invited to sign in the box of their birthday.

Additional Ideas

Taking photos with your guests and having them sign makes a nice way to keep a guest book.

Taking photos with your guests and having them sign makes a nice way to keep a guest book.

Another idea for capturing your creative wedding memories is taking selfies with your guests. This is one of the newest trends in photos, and it has already reached the wedding niche, too.

Or you can take into consideration shooting a photo with every guest and asking them to sign the back of the photo. You can then use these photos as your wedding guestbook.

As for your wedding vows, you can also use them as memories by simply putting them on a paper of your choice, which you will then put in your preferred frame.

Final Thoughts

Regardless of which method you use for your wedding memories, always remember that using your imagination and creativity is the key, as you no longer are required to follow the traditional, old-fashioned methods of keepsakes. You can use any idea you like, which you can find on various websites, for example, or you can create your own ideas and personalize them depending on your preferences.


You are finally setting up the last preparations for your big day – the wedding! As you probably know already, there are many things you need to take care of, a lot of preparations to orchestrate, and a variety of things you need to acquire for the big day! Needless to say, you’ve probably chosen your wedding gown, as it is one of the first things that a bride looks for. However, you will need plenty of other tools to help with your personal preparation on “The Day”. So, what are those things you need to get ready in your toolbox for that amazing day that will soon be here?

Hair Adornments

Hair adornments are one of the first things you need in your toolbox for the wedding day’s personal preparations. Typically, such accessories help you get the hairstyle you desire while also adding extra beauty and shine to your hair and overall appearance. You can choose the hair adornments to match your wedding gown and the other accessories you will wear.

Tiaras are some of the preferred hair adornments you can opt for. Go with one if you wish to look like a princess on your wedding day. If you are looking for a tiara to give you additional elegance and refinement, then you can opt for a Bridal Tiara With Freshwater Clusters. The Swarovski crystal flowers on this tiara will make you look impeccable, unique, and beautiful.

If you prefer headbands instead of tiaras, that is perfectly fine, as you will find a range of beautiful and elegant bridal headbands to choose from as well. A headband is ready to complement your hairstyle, giving it the shine you were looking for. If you love headbands, then consider adding a Couture Wedding Headband With Crystal Bow to your toolbox for the wedding day. This glamorous headband is ready to bring its shine to your hairstyle and your entire appearance, making you look like a star.

Combs are another good choice to use for your hair, and they come in a variety of models and styles. For example, if you have a vintage-style wedding gown, you can opt for a Vintage Crystal Bridal Comb, which will complement your hairstyle, your wedding gown and, ultimately, your entire appearance.

Other hair adornments you can add to your toolbox include a variety of clips, pins, and accents.

Jewelry for the Bride

Jewelry also needs to be ready in your toolbox. You may definitely wish to wear a necklace and earrings, and usually the best choice is to get them in sets so they perfectly match together. You have many options regarding sets of necklaces and earrings. For example, you can choose a Freshwater Pearls in CZ Leaves Neck Set to match your choice of the tiara. Or if your wedding gown and other accessories follow the vintage style, then you would definitely love a Vintage CZ Pave Ribbons Necklace Set, which will complement your appearance, making you even more beautiful and glittering.

Other Items for the Toolbox

In addition to the items mentioned, you can also choose a beautiful bracelet to add to your toolbox, you can choose a beautiful and elegant watch or an elegant, shining brooch. Regardless of what you choose, all of these accessories need to be wisely chosen before the big day and ready for your use on “The Day”.


As a bride, choosing the perfect wedding dress to wear on the big day may become one of the greatest concerns for you as your ceremony approaches. Not only do you have limitless possibilities and models to choose from, but there are also some unique factors you should take into consideration when choosing your dress. One of the main considerations that many brides overlook when choosing the wedding dress is the dance at the wedding reception. So if those first few dances — or an entire evening full of them — are important to you, then you should choose a wedding gown that will allow you to dance.

Dancing newlywed couple

Choose Comfort with a Long Dress

When looking for a wedding dress that will allow you to dance at your wedding reception, you don’t necessarily need to look for a specific type of dress or one that’s any more expensive. Generally, you can choose any wedding gown that you like as long as you feel comfortable with it. The first factor that enables you to dance in your favorite wedding dress is to feel so comfortable in it that you can freely move however you wish to. Also, the price does not matter at all, so you can still look for discounted wedding gowns to choose from. If you enjoy A-line dresses and you feel comfortable wearing one, there are a number of them you can opt for. As an example, an amazing choice would be a Silk Taffeta Amsale A-line dress, which due to its chapel-length train and its A-line silhouette would allow you to freely move and dance. Another good choice is the Silk Satin Alvina Valenta A-line dress, which has a relatively simple design, featuring an empire waist and a chapel-length train, also allowing you to move and dance however you wish to.

If you prefer a full-skirt wedding gown, you also have a variety of beautiful and elegant dresses to choose from, including discounted dresses. You could choose a Tulle Vera Wang Full-Skirt dress, which looks amazing and sports a design that frees you up to move and dance at your wedding reception.

Short Dresses for the Dancing Bride

If you feel more comfortable in or prefer a short dress, then you can always choose your wedding gown from the short dresses category. Basically, a short wedding dress will provide you with more comfort while dancing, so if you enjoy dancing and wish to dance as much as possible at your wedding reception, then choosing a short wedding gown would be the perfect solution for you! Choosing a Tulle Tara Keely Short dress is one highly recommended choice for you, as it is an empire-waist, knee-length dress that will make you look fabulous, elegant, and comfortable at the same time. In this amazing dress, your dancing capabilities are guaranteed to turn you into a must-watch bride!

Final Tips

So if you are looking forward to your wedding reception for the dance, you should choose a wedding gown that makes you feel comfortable, moves freely, and doesn’t cost a fortune! You can find the perfect dress that will also allow you to dance as long as you select it to perfectly suit your body line, your shape, and size.


Many brides today have grown up idolizing the beautiful fairytale princess dresses that we’ve all seen and read about during our childhood. Through all these years, we’ve thought about the perfect wedding dress over and over again, trying to imagine which one we’d wear on our wedding day and which fairytale princess our gown would most resemble. Your image of the perfect princess wedding dress has probably changed over the years, as your preferences and tastes have.

Now, as you plan your perfect wedding day, the moment of decision carries with it an extra weight of significance. Fortunately, you don’t have to let your childhood dream die in order to find your perfect wedding dress. No matter how much you imagined this dress during the past several years, if you still don’t know which one would best suit the image you dreamed of and wished to wear on your magic day, don’t worry because we’ve got some help for you!

Neuschwanstein Ludwig Fairytale-like Castle

Full-Skirt Wedding Gowns

No matter what type of bride you are or what preferences you may have regarding dress style, a full-skirt wedding gown is one of the modern styles that best matches the idea you always envisioned regarding the fairytale princess dress. One of the best choices you could make might be the Organza Ines di Santo Full Skirt Wedding Gown, which features a sweetheart neckline, chapel-length train and gold embroidery throughout its bodice and skirt. This is definitely one of the dresses that will take you back to the idea of a fairytale princess you always imagined.

Another beautiful dress that fits the theme of royal pageantry is the Tulle Rosa Clara Full Skirt Wedding Gown, which features an elegant and romantic design with its dramatic full tulle skirt, lace bodice, and scalloped neckline. This dress will make you look elegant and impressive.

If you prefer a simpler model, then you might definitely love the Silk Organza Oscar de la Renta Full Skirt Wedding Gown, which features a lace bodice with dropped waist, peplum skirt and chapel train, along with a beautiful and elegant sweetheart neckline.

A-line Wedding Gowns

A-line wedding dresses are some of the most preferred dresses chosen by brides, as these types of gowns may often remind them of the princesses they admired and dreamed of during their childhood. So if you also enjoy A-line dresses and they resemble your image of a childhood role model, then take a look at the Silk Satin Yolanda Couture A-line Wedding Gown, which features delicate cap sleeves, a crystal embroidered bodice, dropped waist, and chapel-length train.

Another good option is the Tulle Vera Wang A-line Wedding Gown, which features a razor-cut detailed bodice with halter neckline and dropped waist.

Final Advice

There are a huge variety of wedding gowns to choose from, depending on your idea of the perfect wedding dress and the features you find important, and the right one for you is out there waiting. Regardless of the style you prefer and choose, what’s of most importance is that you like the dress and you feel comfortable with it, so you will look like the princess you always wanted to be on your special day!


When you think of famous weddings, you probably have a long list of celebrity names in mind. But through the rising popularity of YouTube and other social media sites, we have seen couples who lead normal lives away from stardom suddenly thrust into the public eye. This may be through viral dance videos, hilarious drunk toasts from the groomsmen, or touching stories.

Leizel and Rowden

We were especially stricken by a recent wedding story and video about a couple from the Philippines. Rowden and Leizel started as friends and had an instant bond; eventually, they began dating. She gave birth to a little girl, and their marriage date was set — they had a perfect start to their life together. Unexpectedly, Rowden was shortly-after diagnosed with stage IV liver cancer, and the marriage they had once envisioned transformed into a hospital wedding. They had little time to think about the logistics. Leizel wed Rowden bedside, and 10 hours later he passed.

According to the Philippine weekly news magazine show, “Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho,” the wedding was full of love as Leizel stood next to her groom in her beautiful gown holding a white bouquet. Family, friends, and hospital employees were all supportive and compassionate during this celebration of love. It has gone viral worldwide, and the wedding currently has 12 million YouTube views.

As a way to relieve the heartache you may feel regarding the emotional hospital wedding of Leizel and Rowden, we move to a lighter note and discuss couples who gained fame through dance numbers performed at their wedding that went viral.

James and Julia

James and Julia Derbyshire from the United Kingdom have gained stardom from their dirty dancing wedding video. The video is on YouTube, and nearly 9.9 million viewers have tuned in! Their dance was based off the famous film “Dirty Dancing,” and they reenacted the dance routine to “The Time of My Life.” Their guests got involved, too, and started dancing with them! Everyone was cheering and laughing at their spot-on routine. Oprah Winfrey even had them on her show, and they got to meet “Dirty Dancing” star Patrick Swayze.

Jill and Kevin

Similar to the Derbyshires, Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz gained instant stardom from their wedding when it hit YouTube. Their wedding entrance featured their bridesmaids and groomsmen dancing down the altar to the song “Forever” by Chris Brown. Although it was uploaded to YouTube in 2009, today in 2014 it has been viewed over 86 million times! The couple was also invited onto The Today Show to reenact the dance with their bridal party.

So, will you and your dress star in the next YouTube sensation? Whether the stardom comes from an incredibly moving story or a unique dance routine, these weddings will not easily be forgotten.


Are you on your way to finding the perfect wedding gown to wear on your most special day? As you probably know, your options regarding the wedding gown are limitless, so you have a relatively difficult choice to make. However, what would you think about acquiring a pretty designer gown at a reasonable price? You can now choose your gown from the latest Melissa Sweet collection. Choosing one of the wedding gowns created by Melissa Sweet provides you with a fashionable and splendid look — at a great deal.

Melissa Sweet Trumpet Wedding Gown

Melissa Sweet Trumpet Wedding Gown
Melissa Sweet Aline Gown with classic v-neck

If you prefer the trumpet style for your wedding gown, then you should consider the Melissa Sweet Trumpet Wedding Gown, which will offer you an elegant, polished appearance. Made of silk chiffon, this amazing gown is ready to make you look exquisite and impeccable on your special day. The natural waist of this gown is adorned with flower details, which give extra elegance to its entire appearance. With a modified sweetheart neckline, this strapless gown will transform you into one of the most beautiful brides.

Melissa Sweet A-line Gowns

The latest wedding gown collection created by Melissa Sweet contains various A-line wedding gowns, which you will certainly enjoy. As you know, A-line dresses are some of the first options that come to the mind for any bride looking for the perfect wedding gown. So if you also enjoy the A-line style for your wedding gown, then Melissa Sweet’s latest collection is the place to start your search for the dress of your dreams.

You can opt for a Silk Taffeta Strapless A-line Gown, which will make you look exquisite and fashionable when you wear it. This amazing dress is enhanced by a wonderful embroidered lace applique, which gives extra elegance and style to this gown. At the bottom, this gown is adorned with feather detail, which will make you look as a beautiful angel.

If you prefer a more classic look for your wedding gown, then you will love the A-line gown featuring a classic V neck. Adorned with floral details and a chapel train, this wedding gown will make you look fashionable with its classic, timeless style.

Are you looking for a silk satin dress to wear? You can also find it in the Melissa Sweet collection. Check out the Ivory Silk Satin A-line Strapless Dress, which will give you the elegant and chic appearance that you were struggling to have. The fold over neckline and the tapered style of this dress will make you look impeccable.

Your Wise Choice

Any of the latest Melissa Sweet dresses are elegant and very beautiful, and they are ready to make you look awesome and feel unique on your special day. However, the choice belongs to you alone, based on your style and preferences. Choosing a Melissa Sweet wedding gown from Bridepower.com provides you with style and quality at a discounted price. So if you wish to look splendid with a dress you buy at an affordable price, then this is the place and the collection to seriously consider.


Are you a bride-to-be who wants to wear dazzling bling on your wedding day but doesn’t want to spend through the roof to get it? Well, we are with you on that one and will highlight ways you can get the most “bling for your buck!” You do not need to be draped in thousands of dollars worth of crystals and jewels to feel like a princess as you walk down the aisle. There are several websites as well as other resources to help you begin your hunt for affordable wedding jewelry. We highlight a few here!

Websites

Bridal jewelry

Bridepower: Bridepower.com sells gorgeous wedding gown samples at 50 to 80 percent off, so it only makes sense that it offers elegant, gorgeous jewelry at a discount too! From bracelets to necklaces to ring sets, this site is a must- see; also, the prices are regularly discounted from the already-discounted price. It seems too good to be true, so if you want to feel like royalty on your big day without spending the mullah, we recommend you check out bridepower.com for your accessories!You can purchase a beautiful, intricate piece, and no one ever has to know it was for a fraction of the retail cost!

Overstock Jewelry: At overstockjeweler.com, there is a large selection of beautiful items to choose from. This website is not dedicated to just bridal jewelry but also other wedding adornments. From pins to broches to bracelets to earrings, if you want it, you got it! They even sell tiaras! We love that you are able to truly narrow your search to find a specific item. Though the prices are cheap, the jewelry looks anything but. So if you are a bride on a budget or simply want to spend your money in other areas rather than on jewelry, check out this site!

Glamforless.com and ebay.com are two other sites that are great for affordable wedding jewelry. Trust us, you will feel relieved knowing you saved thousands of dollars without sacrificing your glamorous look!

Wedding Gown Design

Wedding necklace

In addition to searching the web, you can avoid spending the big bucks on jewelry by purchasing a gown with more embellishments! If your gown has lace and beading, then your earrings can be simple studs; perhaps you do not need earrings or jewelry at all, because you want all eyes on your dress! Keep in mind that the more bedazzled your gown is, the less bling you truly need to complete the look. Of course, personal style is up to the bride! Vice versa, if you have a more simple gown, you may want to have a fierce piece of jewelry to counteract that simplicity. Again, it is up to you!

Make Your Own!

If you are feeling creative and have a skill set or passion for jewelry making, you can make your own! Beads, pearls, and any other material necessary can be found at a craft store or online. Perhaps you could make it a project your bridal party works on together. It could be a fun bonding experience for everyone to work on the bride’s jewelry for her special day!

There are so many options for saving, as you can see, and we have outlined just a sampling of options! You just have to get creative and think outside the box. Good luck!


Are you getting ready for your big day – the wedding day? If so, then you definitely know there are plenty of things to look for, starting with your wedding gown, of course. While most brides consider the wedding gown as the single most important aspect of her ceremonial appearance, you should know that bridal accessories are also very important, so choose them wisely and carefully.

When it comes to wedding accessories, every bride thinks about jewelry, especially earrings and necklaces. However, you need to know there are so many other wedding accessories that can also make you look even more special and glittering on your wedding day!

Bridepower wedding brooch

Brooches

Brooches are an amazing accessory that a bride can choose to wear. Unfortunately, even though they are so beautiful and suitable for any bride, they are one of the often overlooked accessories. Brooches can add more style to your appearance, and they will also bring their shine on you. You can choose from a variety of brooches: some of them designed in a vintage style, some silver, others gold-colored. You can find great deals on brooches at Bridepower.

Bridepower wedding hat

Hats

Usually, brides opt for veils on their wedding day and overlook the hats, which are very nice and elegant accessories. A bridal hat is ready to offer you an elegant and stylish look that is a perfect complement to your wedding gown. Choose your preferred hat from Bridepower and you have the chance to also benefit from greatly discounted prices.

Rings

Many brides think the only important ring they should wear on their wedding day is the wedding ring! Well, that is just not the case! As you can see at Bridepower, there are so many fabulous rings you can wear on your special day! Whether you opt for a floral, braided, abstract, or rectangular ring, you will add an extra shine and fashionable look to your overall appearance on your wedding day. You can opt for a silver, pearl, or gold ring, depending on your preferences.

Bridepower wedding shawl

Shawls

Are you having your wedding in autumn, winter, or the beginning of spring? In any of these cases, you should definitely look for a nice shawl to add to your wedding gown. Take your pick considering the period of the year you will have your wedding so you ensure it will give you the aspect or warmth you need. For example, if you expect the weather on your wedding day to be warmer, you could opt for a beautiful wrap. If, on the contrary, you expect the weather to be colder, especially if you are having your wedding in winter, you could opt for a full or mid-length hooded bridal cloak. Regardless of what you wish to choose, you can find fabulous shawls on Bridepower.

Other Accessories

Besides all these accessories, plus the ones you have already thought about, such as veils, earrings, necklaces, or sets, there are still many other beautiful accessories that are overlooked by numerous brides. Hair adornments are another important and often amazing accessory for a bride, as they can add a bit of glitter or a stylish look to your overall appearance. So if you wish to find a subtle way to look even more stunningly beautiful on your wedding day, you can always choose some interesting, glamorous, and special accessories at Bridepower.


Do you have a passion for art and bridal design? Perhaps becoming a wedding gown designer is the job for you! You’ve got to start somewhere, and we have a professional track outlined that may just help you achieve it. See what actions you can take to become successful in this field, and learn about the career paths well-known designers followed to get where they are today!

Fashion School

Just like many successful career paths start with studying at a university, the same goes for design. Though this is not a requirement, it will help you better jumpstart your profession and learn the basic fashion techniques and skills. It is great to have a baseline of knowledge in fashion design before narrowing to bridal design. Two reputable fashion schools include Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City and Parsons the New School for Design in Manhattan. You should take classes in bridal design specifically if offered, as well as classes in sewing and stitching. While in school, start designing gowns. You can never get started too early!

Fun fact: The notable bridal designers Reem Acra and Amsale both attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. Reem Acra studied design and then went on to study at the FIT equivalent in Paris.

Sketch of a wedding dress

Internship

While studying at a university, you should be looking to get an internship, ideally with an already-established wedding gown designer. Learn the tricks of the trade with a real-life experience — not just from sitting in a classroom! If you are unable to land an internship with a bridal designer, any field with relation to fashion, art, or design would be beneficial to you. With this experience, you will be able to gain insight and knowledge about the daily tasks of a designer and what you like and dislike about the field. You will also be able to network with people from various backgrounds and expertise. Who knows, maybe the guy on the elevator you introduced yourself to is your next boss! I would also keep an outline of tasks you completed at your internship, complete with any designs you created, for your reference. Building up a portfolio throughout your studies and apprenticeships is crucial for future interviews and careers. Showcase your work and be proud of it!

Career

Once you graduate, you should not expect to have your own bridal line that is ready to hit the runway. Be patient; creating a wedding gown line can take years and years of work. You want your first set of pieces to “wow” a crowd. This can also be costly; we recommend you get a position in the fashion field so that at least you are immersed in and surrounded by your passion. Consider becoming a bridal consultant, a gown buyer, or perhaps a bridal runway assistant. We learn from observation, and what better way to check out the new gown trends than to be constantly around them! We are not insinuating that these professions are placeholders, but they do make sense and align well with the career path of an aspiring bridal designer. However, while working, you should begin designing gowns.

Fun fact: According to Monique Lhuillier’s biography, the famous gown designer designed and created the gowns for her very own bridal party!

Tips:

  • Make yourself aware of current news in the fashion world regarding new lines, up-and-coming designers, and runway shows.
  • Do not give up! Designing can be tough, especially with garments such as gowns that have so many intricacies and varying fabrics!

Now, get sketching!