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Top 10 Wedding Trends in 2014

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It’s a brand new year and we’re counting down the top 10 wedding trends in 2014!

1. Shades of pink with pops of color – Forget the dated all-white weddings. This year, soft hues with pops of color are back for wedding color palettes in 2014. The overall picture is to take a neutral, soft palette, like whites, blush tones, ivories and metallic, and to incorporate bold colors like plum purple, apple red, tangerine or indigo blue. We are seeing this trend in the flowers, wedding table settings, wedding cakes and so much more.

2. Don’t Instagram My Wedding – A lot of couples aren’t keen on the idea of their guests attached to their smartphones throughout the wedding. Some couples are going as far as providing a phone check at the door to including a note in their ceremony programs asking their wedding guests to not take photos or video.

3. Photo Booth Fun – Photo booths are no Top 10 Wedding Trends in 2014thing new for weddings, but now couples are putting a twist to the popular trend. From vintage photo booths with monogrammed photo strips as favors to point-and-shoot booths that project guests’ photos in real time over the dance floor. Enter the slow-motion video booth. Using a special infrared camera, a videographer creates an amazing keepsake.

 

4. #Wedding Guests – This is the opposite of the unplugged wedding. If the couple wants their guests capturing the entire wedding day via a custom hashtag announced by the couple, they’ll make sure phones stay charged the whole night with charging stations at the reception! These chic and creative charging stations don’t look ugly at all, florists are being asked to dress up tall cocktail tables with pretty linens and small flatbeds of roses or wheat grass with little flowers and cords peeking out.

 

5. Back to the ’90s – The ’90s were no doubt the party decade, so it may not be a shock to hear that ’90s-inspired details are all the rage for weddings this year. Couples are getting creative by having temporary tattoos as wedding favors, fun hip hop music & break dancers to entertain guests! Not to mention, brides are considering wearing crop-top wedding dresses!

 

6. Fabulous Flowers – in 2014, flowers are getting bigger and more elaborate. Picture overflowing, cascading floral arrangements that spill over onto the dance floor; florists are often being tasked with making wild and unique arrangements. Wow your guests at the very start with having a beautiful arrangement at your ceremony.

7. Embellished and Dramatic Backs – Brides everywhere are wanting to show off their style and body in 2014 with more sleek fabrics and dramatic cuts and embellishments in the back when it comes to choosing the perfect wedding dress.

8. Suspended Wedding Cakes – Kaley Cuoco was reported to have this amazing upside down chandelier wedding cake! Now the rest of the world wants to hang their wedding cakes from the ceiling in dramatic ways.

Top 10 Wedding Trends

 

9. Multiple Engagement Rings – Many celebrities are being seen wearing multiple stacked engagement rings instead of the traditional solo ring. This trend looks very fashionable, but surely comes with a higher price tag. We think this style takes away from the traditional engagement ring & wedding band look. What’s your opinion?

10. The never-ending nuptials – We’re seeing more and more long wedding weekends. It makes sense when you have a lot of guests from out of town that you want to keep entertained. Just make sure to make your arrangements ahead of time so your guests don’t feel left out.

These are the trends we think we’ll see the most of this year. Which of these top trends might you use for your wedding in 2014?

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Wedding Photography Checklist

Wedding Photography Checklist

Wedding Photography Checklist

Brides,

If you think it will be hard to remember what you want the day of the wedding, imagine how much you will forget once the wedding is over. Don’t let yourself get upset about pictures you may have missed taking on the big day. Instead, come up with a list of Must Have Pictures before your wedding day to discuss or give to your photographer. Remember also that wedding photographers are professionals and it’s their job to capture the moments you will remember the rest of your life.

Also remember that photographers love to capture all of the little details that made your wedding unique. Have those special DIY’s, programs, invitations, your garter, and any other details you have with you when you are getting ready to give to the photographer when he or she arrives. This will help to save your photographer’s time and make sure that all of those hours of craftiness won’t be forgotten.

Here’s a simple wedding photography checklist that can get you to start thinking about the types of pictures you can’t forget.

Before The Ceremony Shots

___ Wedding dress lying over a chair
___ Zipping up or buttoning the wedding dress
___ Mother of the bride fastening the bride’s necklace or looking through her veil
___ The bride’s garter
___ The bride’s veil
___ A close up of the bride’s shoes peeking out from under the dress
___ Bride looking into a mirror
___ Bride looking out window
___ Bride and bridesmaids putting on makeup
___ Bride pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
___ Mother/father handing bride bouquet ___ Bride hugging parents
___ Bride touching up
___ Bride and parents leaving for ceremony
___ Groom tying tie
___ Groom looking into mirror
___ Groom looking out window
___ Groom pinning corsage/boutonniere on mother/father
___ Groom hugging parents
___ Bride and parents leaving for ceremony

Will you be having a first look? Think about how you want that special moment captured.

Ceremony Shots

___ Outside of ceremony site
___ Guests walking into ceremony site
___ Bride and father entering ceremony site
___ Parents being seated
___ Grandparents being seated
___ Maid of honor walking down the aisle
___ Bridesmaids walking down the aisle
___ Flower girl and ring bearer walking down aisle
___ Groom waiting for bride
___ Ceremony musicians
___ Officiant
___ Altar or canopy during ceremony
___ Close up of bride, just before she makes her entrance
___ Bride and father walking down aisle
___ Groom seeing bride for first time
___ The back of bride and father walking down the aisle – with the groom waiting in the distance
___ Bride’s father and Bride hugging at end of aisle
___ Shot of the audience from the bride and groom’s point of view
___ The unity ceremony
___ Close up of bride and groom saying the vows
___ Wide shot of bride and groom saying the vows
___ Exchanging the rings
___ Close up of hands
___ The kiss
___ Bride & Groom walking up the aisle
___ Receiving line
___ Bride & Groom outside on steps
___ Guests throwing confetti/rose petals/birdseed
___ Bride & Groom hugging guests, laughing, getting congratulations
___ Bride & Groom getting in car
___ Bride & Groom in back seat

Formal Shots

___ Bride alone (full length)
___ Bride with Maid of Honor
___ Bride with bridesmaids
___ Groom with bridesmaids
___ Bride with parents
___ Bride & Groom together
___ Bride & Groom with parents
___ Bride & Groom with families
___ Bride & Groom with entire wedding party
___ Bride & Groom with flower girl and ring bearer
___ Groom with parents
___ Groom with best man
___ Groom with groomsmen
___ Bride with groomsmen

Reception Shots

___ Outside of reception site
___ Bride & Groom arriving
___ Bride & Groom greeting guests
___ Table centerpieces
___ Table setting
___ Bride & Groom’s table (head table)
___ Musicians or DJ
___ Guest book
___ Place card table
___ Closeup of bride and groom’s place card
___ Wedding cake
___ Groom’s cake
___ Gift table
___ Decorations (specify which ________)
___ A shot of bride & groom with guests at each table
___ Bride with college alums
___ Groom with college alums
___ The buffet or, if having table service, a dinner serving
___ Bride & Groom’s first dance
___ Bride & Father dancing
___ Groom & Mother dancing
___ Guests dancing
___ Bride & Groom cutting the cake
___ Bride & Groom feeding each other cake
___ Toasts (specify who is giving them: ______________)
___ Bride & Groom drinking champagne
___ Signing the marriage license
___ Bride throwing bouquet
___ Groom retrieving garter
___ Groom tossing garter
___ Garter/Bouquet dance
___ The getaway car
___ Bride & Groom leaving party
___ Bride & Groom driving away

Wedding Reception Shot

Remember this is a very basic list to help you think about what types of pictures you want taken on your wedding day. Be creative with your list, think of shots that haven’t been taken before. 

Many Cheer’s and Happily Ever Afters,

The Bride Box Team

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Vendor Spotlight: Snappy’s Boutique

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Snappy’s Boutique is a personalized gift shop that let’s you take the wheel when it comes to customization and design. At Snappy’s you can pick and choose patterns, colors, and fonts to make each gift your very own.

Vendor Spotlight Snappy's Boutique

We featured Snappy’s Boutique in December’s Bride Box with their very unique Bridal Mirror’s! We loved the unique designs in each mirror and thought they would be a perfect gift for any bride to add to their wedding survival kit and enjoy toting around in their handbag throughout their engagements. What bride doesn’t want a cute accessory showing the world that they are about to tie the knot? We certainly do!

Here is a picture of one of our brides enjoying her new compact mirror with her gorgeous engagement ring!

Future Mrs Compact Mirror

We thought that these compacts would also be adorable and unique bridesmaid gifts! After all your maids will want to make sure they look their best on your big day too.

Here are some other items from Snappy’s Boutique that we just adore!

Cosmetic Bags

Personalized Cosmetic Bags

A perfect gift for the Bridesmaids and the blushing Bride to Be. How adorable would your wedding colors be in a fun chevron print?

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Custom Luggage Tags 

Don’t forget about the honeymoon. This can be the first item that shows the world your monogram!

We hope you enjoyed this edition of Vendor Spotlight: Snappy’s Boutique. Check out Snappy’s Boutique  for yourself, with so many endless options for customized gifts you’ll want one of everything.