How To Be A Bridesmaid In A Crunch Time Wedding

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It was just one week ago that you were asked to be a bridesmaid for your oldest and best friend’s wedding. While you want to be happy for her and hear all the details of how he proposed and what not, you suddenly realize she said they want to get married in two months. What is your first thought? Let the madness begin! Continue reading

Winter Wedding Ideas

Winter weddings tend to scare people away and they definitely are not as popular as Spring/Summer weddings.  However, a white wedding can be equally or even more romantic and fun as its warmer counterpart. Here are some of our favorite ideas for your winter wedding:

Idea #1:  Fur Stoles for the Bride and Bridesmaids

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Fur stoles are an awesome accessory to keep you and your bridal party warm and look great in photos! If you’re looking for a gift to give your bridal party and you’re having a winter wedding, this could be the solution you’re looking for.  Don’t be afraid to give your wedding that Old Hollywood flare with some fur stoles!

Idea #2: Hot Cocoa Bar

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Keep your guests warm and fuzzy by passing around hot cocoa or having a hot cocoa bar.  Not only will this be a hit at the wedding, but guests will be talking about this for a long time after! Hot Apple Cider could be another option for those who don’t love hot cocoa (but I can’t imagine anyone doesn’t) or if you want to have a lactose-free options for your family or guests.

Idea #3: White Flowers and Blue Lighting

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White flowers tend to capture the softness of snow, and blue lighting really gives that cool winter feel to your wedding…and everything looks so elegant in that light, including your beautiful white or ivory dress! If you’re going to have a winter wedding, why not make it a winter wonderland!

Oh, and of course, don’t forget to accessorize your bridal party with gorgeous, custom dresses by visiting us at LizFields.com

 

 

Being A Bridesmaid Isn’t A Death Sentence

Bridesmaid PlanningWhile there is a dark cloud that seems to lurk over the news of being chosen as a bridesmaid, it’s not all bad. There are actually some serious perks of not being the first one of your girlfriends to be married off into the wild world of marital bliss. Of course, there is the list of cons including,

  • Bridezilla’s wrath
  • Creepy groomsmen
  • Maid-of-Honor speech [If you're not good at giving speeches, of course]
  • The 50-50 chance of a bad bridesmaid dress and/or shoes

However, there are at least three awesome benefits of being a chosen as a bridesmaid. Besides the fact that you could potentially find your future husband within the groomsmen, here are some other awesome reasons why saying ‘yes,’ to being a bridesmaid is not a death sentence.

 1.) Learn From The Bride’s Mistakes

It’s kind of like what you say your entire life while growing up – “I’m never going to be like my parents.” – Yeah, well you don’t want to be a bridezilla either. If you bestie is causing some serious drama and stress with her high priced wedding demands, just remember that when you down the aisle, “I’m never going to be like her.”

2.) Play Dress Up

What little girl did not go through a dress-up phase while growing up? Being a bridesmaid is as close as you’ll get to being a princess until it’s your wedding day. So, enjoy having the opportunity to get all dolled up with your hair and makeup. Plus, if you’re lucky, the bridesmaid dress will basically make you look like you just walked out of a fashion catalog.

3.) Make New Friends

As you grow up and move around – whether it be from your job or just relocating after college – your friend count might dwindle. When you get invited to a wedding and you are offered the position of being a bridesmaid, you could potentially be making some new BFF’s, which would up your friend count.

So, if you end up getting that invitation in the mail or if she asks you in person, weddings are not all drama. There are some serious benefits of saying “yes,” to the bride – plus, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

5 Ways To Be An Awesome Bride To Your Bridesmaids!

Now, with all the talk out there about potentially turning into a bridezilla, woman are freaking out and watching their attitudes more than they need to! The truth is, your bridesmaid’s can understand if you are acting a little crazy as the big day approaches, so what better way to help them survive your wrath than shower them with gifts and new opportunities.

There are five solid ways to impress your bridesmaid’s and help them understand the reign of terror that you have unleashed on everyone involved in the wedding, and here they are…

Switch It Up With Color Swatches

Bridesmaid Dresses

Before you go shopping for bridesmaid’s dresses, give them a color swatch that matches your wedding theme, that way they have a little leeway with picking. Plus, multi-colored dresses aren’t such a bad idea and they give your wedding party a little dimension. Now, I’m not saying you should let one pick green, the other hot pink, and another fire engine red, I’m talking more along the lines of different shades of blue, purple, green etc.

Take Care Of Their Feet

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While it’s no surprise that your bridesmaid’s and you will be on your feet all night, make sure to pick out comfortable shoes for them to wear. Also, don’t make them go hiking through the wilderness (also known as grass) because the last thing you need to deal with is a broken ankle. So, keep the picture’s simple to pose in and maybe when the reception rolls around, invest in some cute flip flops to give the girls to take a little pressure off their heels.

Go On A Girls Day Out

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Sometime’s bridal parties are a big mismatch of family member’s that have never met each other or never had the opportunity to grow closer. So, before the big day, plan some outings like lunch dates or even a girl’s night out. Plus, having all your bridesmaid’s getting along is basically a dream.

Warn Them Of Creepy Groomsmen

Wedding Tips

There is always that one weird cousin of the groom who is in your bridal party well, it is super important to warn your bridesmaid’s of that weird cousin and any other creepy groomsmen. However, if some of your bridesmaid’s are single, and there are some handsome bachelor’s standing by your future husband in nice tuxedos, help a girl out. You never know, maybe you’re a matchmaker and you’ll be watching her throw the bouquet next time!

The Bachelorette Party – Dun Dun Dun

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Okay, now this is where a lot of fights tend to break out typically, over the bride being uncomfortable with the future festivities. So, if you think your bridesmaid’s are going to drag you to a strip club, then drop subtle hints on how that would make you uncomfortable – they’ll understand. Also, if you don’t want to seem like you’re complaining, then drop hints about what you might like to do before they start really getting into the party planning.

Now, those are some sure fire ways to make your bridesmaid’s happy leading up to and on your big day. Remember, this is a life celebration so, go and enjoy it – stress free!

Bridesmaids Funny Girl A Bridesmaid No More!

Celebrity WeddingEllie Kemper took on the role of playing the quirky, Pixar-obsessed, obsessive compulsive, bridesmaid in the popular, box-office hit, Bridesmaids. However, the roles have turned and Kemper has officially tied the knot with former writer for Conan O’Brian, Michael Koman. The funny girl, actress has a star studded wedding with some comedic relief from Bridesmaids co-star, Kristen Wiig, and The Office co-star, Mindy Kaling.

Celebrity WeddingAfter announcing her engagement in December, by no coincidence, on Conan, she has been doing several interviews on how she even surprised herself with being a bridezilla. Kemper explained, “I was always like, ‘I’m going to be the cool bride! I’m going to be laid back about everything!’ But it turns out I’m not.” The funny girl from The Office went onto explain that her fiance is getting the worst of the bridezilla lashing, “With Michael, my fiance, I’ve been like, ‘Why don’t you contribute?’ So, then he contributes an idea and I’m like, ‘That’s a terrible idea! Stop contributing!’”

Knowing the bride’s personality through interviews and even in her acting roles, this wedding must have really been a fun wedding to get the invite to. While Kemper’s acting career has driven her into the friend roles, her execution of the smaller parts is on point with the comedic relief.

What Not To Do In Your Wedding Photos

Wedding photos are one of those things that you will carry around with you forever. It is no surprise that the perfect photos you strive for are something you will one day show your children and grandchildren. However, there are always those couples out there that might not realize a photo is a mistake before taking it, and by some strange twist of incorrect fate, they believe it is a good pose. So, while the biggest tips are to be aware of your surroundings and hire a professional photographer, these people missed that apparent memo…

Do Not Make People Regret The Creation Of Photoshop:

Wedding Tips

Do NOT, by any means, hire any photographer that could support the prosecution side for making Photoshop illegal. There are so many things wrong with this image, even if they were trying to be funny. The groom is essentially floating above the water while his bride’s sitting on a children’s bed in the middle of a pond that may or may not be sitting in someone’s front yard. Watch your use of Photoshop, no child wants to ever know their parents were capable of this.

Don’t Promote Violence:

Wedding Tips

While it is never good to promote any type of violence, when it comes to wedding photos, this couple fell seriously short of looking even remotely like the Mob. Of course, no one knows what their intentions of this photo were, probably not even them, but if one thing is certain, it’s that this is what a Men In Black and Mob themed birthday party would look like. While the sunglasses could work, make sure EVERYONE is wearing them (Check the far left bridesmaid). Also, under no circumstances are leather vests over tuxedo jackets okay.

Avoid Every Type Of Photobombing:

Wedding Tips

Not much needs to be said about these photos except for the fact that the photographer must not have been looking through the lens, or even at the people in the frame. Yes, it is funny to be photobombed by wildlife, but make sure it doesn’t get to a point where people might think the animal actually plays an integral role in your relationship.

Try Not To Cause Controversy:

Wedding Tips

There is nothing wrong with being opinionated, but try not to let that reflect in your wedding photos, otherwise you will most likely look like this unlucky couple. Congratulations on your big day, but it is not a good idea to make controversial political statements at the same time. For example, it is not recommended to have Death standing in the frame while holding cardboard cutouts of nuclear weapons… it’s just not cool, and it doesn’t even look that good.

Be Above The Influence:

Wedding Tips

Wedding photos are in total support of expressing the beauty of a couples relationship, not their weekend activities. While this could have been horrible timing, or maybe they thought the spelling would throw people off (does that say ‘snake math’?), it is still not an excuse to publish this photo as a milestone marker. Nice try, but next time, look into finding a different concrete structure for your backdrop.

Look At Your Surroundings – BEFORE:

Wedding Tips

While this may just be the general problem for all these photos, it is one thing verbally asking animal to move versus actual humans. What is even going on here? It almost looks like these newlyweds were photoshopped into an moment that was awkwardly captured on film. Bottom line is, if your photographer will allow this nonsense, then take the picture (at least it’s a good laugh) and get your money back.

Do Not Do This:

Wedding Tips

Okay, so this may be a comical idea for a photo, but the execution is off. Under no circumstances should one of your wedding photos look like a funny “Save The Date” invitation. If it is looking like a “Save The Date” photo, then you must think you are stuck in time, because the date has passed. The idea of the concerned father protecting his little girl is a cute and funny , but one, the bride looks too oblivious to the events occurring, and two, the dad is not even centered. It’s a cute idea, but when it comes to your actual wedding photos, just don’t do this.

She Borrowed Her Bridesmaids?

Bridesmaids On my way into work this morning, I was actually listening to the radio, which is rare. However, I heard a news story that actually caught my eye (or ear, rather), and on Miami’s hit radio stations, an interesting news report is hard to come by. Anyways, the DJ started talking about how he has noticed women putting “Want-Ads” online to fill up their bridal party.

I can understand this if you want a big wedding and need a few extra fillers, but one woman called in to explain her side of the story and why did she rent her bridesmaids? So, it would look like she had more attractive friends. Come on! As horrible as it sounds, there are many lonely brides out there that might not be able to find themselves some bridesmaids before the big day, but to totally knock your friends out just so these people can make your wedding photos look better? Now, either this bride thought her friends were not up to her standards, or this bride did not think things through and there is a chance these model bridesmaids outshined her.

Now, the radio hosts tried their best to reason with this bride and how she basically rented her bridesmaids, they just could not understand to her extent. The number one rule of a wedding is that no one outshines the bride, so why put beautiful people in beautiful suits and bridesmaid dresses next to you in the photos of your big life celebration? Whatever the case may be, one can always rely on the radio to entertain us daily and seriously put some of the new wedding trends into serious question.

OC Housewife Still Surprised Over Bridesmaid Pick

Bridesmaid DressesThe Real Housewives of Orange County easily ranks on the top of the housewives list from the Bravo! network. Now, within the OC housewives, there has been countless cat fights and name calling, but when the leader of the pack, Tamra Barney, got into a fight with her supposed best friend, Gretchen Rossi, she was short a bridesmaid for her long anticipated wedding to her fiancé, Eddie.

It was not known to OC housewife fans that Rossi got the axe from the alter until photos were uploaded to the Instagram accounts of Rossi and Heather Dubrow, who replaced Rossi as a bridesmaid. It was a surprising choice for Barney as she and Dubrow had only met almost two years ago, but onscreen, they did click right upon meeting each other. Although they may have bonded a lot over the past two seasons, Dubrow was still shocked when Barney asked her to be a maid. “We were going over wedding details and having cocktails and it was really lovely. And then she asked me to be a bridesmaid in her wedding! I was completely floored, shocked, very honored. I thought it was so sweet,” Dubrow explained.

Celebrity Wedding News

Barney and her new husband at their reception.

The long awaited wedding episode is set to air Monday, September 2, on Bravo! While pictures have been leaked by the OC housewives cast, many cannot wait to see Barney’s elegant white gown along her beautiful bridesmaid dresses. Although this is not Barney’s first time down the alter, many are hopeful that this will be her last and wish her and Eddie all the happiness in the world.

Jennifer Aniston To Live Happily Ever After – Finally

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Our favorite Friend, the girl who inspired about 70% of the hairstyles from the 90′s, is one step closer to walking down the aisle. After her very nasty divorce from Brad Pitt, people just wanted to see Jennifer Aniston happy. The public watched as rumors of an affair between Pitt and Angelina Jolie began to spread and Aniston’s heart slowly began to break. However, just a few years later, Aniston will marry the very handsome and talent, Justin Theroux.

Ever since they appeared on the red carpet together for the first time, people wanted Justin and Jen, not Brad and Jen. Ever since the proposal, every television appearance has circulated around details of their wedding. Aniston has always been very good at protecting her love life and she did not go public with Theroux until about a year after dating. However, after such an embarrassing and public divorce, can you blame her?

Theroux proposed to Aniston on the East coast, where a majority of his family and friends live. If there are any doubts about his love for her, there shouldn’t be. According to a source, the couple has officially decided they will wed in California even though Theroux wanted to get married on the opposite coast. Even though he has a New York state of mind, looks like he’ll be flying his family out to California. Now, for the more important wedding details, what will the infamous Rachel Greene’s wedding dress look like? And will her old roommate, Courtney Cox be donning a bridesmaids dress at the nuptials?

Always A Bridesmaid – Never A Sequel

The infamous cast of Bridesmaids

The infamous cast of Bridesmaids

For the past two years, rumors have been swirling around the comedic wedding pool determining if there will be another box office smash for the Bridesmaids franchise. The movie that was essentially The Hangover for women has officially been declared one-and-done, but that does not mean it was not a success.

Bridesmaids broke box office records upon its 2011 release with an Academy Award nominated cast. So, why turn down a project that could crush the box office yet again, just from the anticipation? The star, Kristen Wiig, mentioned to Harper’s Bazaar, that her career is not money motivated. “We would have made a lot of money if there was a second one, but that’s not my goal in my creative life,” Wiig explained “We knew during the first one, this was it.”

The poster became an iconic staple in wedding photos for the bride and her bridesmaids, in which the bride and her maids stand lackluster for the camera in the gown and dresses rather than the standard smile from ear to ear. While fans would love another movie, there is no point in destroying something we already love. Even though Wiig turned down the Bridesmaids 2 idea without batting an eye, she is still looking forward to all her upcoming projects coming out within the next year.