The Best Bridesmaid Dresses For 2019

Still trying to decide on a colour for your bridesmaid dresses? Whether you’ve just started looking or you’re trying to narrow down your search, we’ve pulled together a selection of the best bridesmaid dresses for 2019.

Best Bridesmaid Dresses for 2019Credit: Oasis

The Best Bridesmaid Dresses For 2019

There are many things to consider when choosing your bridesmaid’s dresses. You need to consider the most flattering shapes, the colour scheme and whether there is one style fits all solution. It can be a challenge appeasing all your bridesmaids, you may need these tips on how to keep your bridesmaids happy![1]

If you’re a bride on a budget, check out our pick of the best bridesmaid dresses under £100 here[2].

Blue Bridesmaid Dresses

Navy is a great choice for winter or autumnal weddings. The colour and cowl neck on this Amy dress from Oasis[3] is super flattering.

Oasis Amy Slinky Cowl Neck Maxi Dress, £85[4]

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BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com[5]


Navy doesn’t just have to be for winter, this cropped number is light and breezy and your bridesmaids will be able to move it and shake it all night long.

TFNC Monia Navy Midi Dress, £33[6]

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BUY NOW: tfnclondon.com[7]


This Topshop figure-hugging dress is classy and simple and great for evening weddings. We particularly love the cross back detail and the fishtail, plus, at this price you can’t say no!

Cross Back Fishtail Maxi Dress by Club L London, £35[8]

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BUY NOW: topshop.com[9]


Grey Bridesmaid Dresses

We love the elegant high neck and tiered layers of this Olympia dress in ‘silver mist’ from TH&TH[10].

Olympia Halter Neck Dress, £150[11]

high neck bridesmaid dress the Olympia best bridesmaid dresses

BUY NOW: thandth.com[12]


Take on a darker shade of grey with Dorothy Perkin’s Showcase Gunmetal ‘Natalie’ Maxi Dress[13].

Dorothy Perkins Showcase Gunmetal Maxi Dress, £65 [14]

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BUY NOW: dorothyperkins.com[15]


We love the lace detail – particularly the scalloped edging and pale grey on this Oasis Bardot Maxi Dress[16].

Oasis Lace Bardot Maxi Dress, £90[17]

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BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com[18]


Pink Bridesmaid Dresses

There is such a wide variety of pink bridesmaid dresses available you’ll be hard pushed to choose just one. Lucky for you, we’ve helped narrow your search with these favourites.

We can’t promise you won’t get jealous of your bridesmaids in this gorgeous Maddie Embroidered Maxi Dress[19] from Coast. The lace sleeves and scalloped edging is wedding perfection.

Coast Embroidered Maxi Dress, £149[20]

scallop edged pink lace midi bridesmaid dress from coast best bridesmaid dresses

BUY NOW: coast-stores.com[21]


We also couldn’t resist this cropped, lace dress from Coast for all the same reasons…

Coast Janie Lace Midi Dress, £149[22]

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BUY NOW: coast-stores.com[23]


Green Bridesmaid Dresses

It’s impossible not to love this mint green Saffron maxi dress from Ted Baker.[24] Perfect for the warmer months with subtle, the pleating and structured neckline is a flattering combination.

pale green bridesmaid dress from ted baker best bridesmaid dresses

BUY NOW: johnlewis.com[25]


Coming just below the knee this short dress is light and summery in gorgeous emerald green to offset your wedding dress.

Coast Imana Midi Dress, £99[26]

short emerald green bridesmaid dress coast pale green best bridesmaid dresses

BUY NOW: coast-stores.com[27]


Sparkly Bridesmaid Dresses

Glittery or embellished bridesmaid dresses are a great option when you’re looking for something with a little more ‘pop’. Who says your bridesmaids can’t shine alongside you?

This sequin-top dress from Dorothy Perkins is a sophisticated and considerate option for your bridesmaids if you’re having a winter wedding. They’ll be grateful for the sleeves and maxi skirt.

Dorothy Perkins Showcase Green ‘Bijou’ Maxi Dress, £72[28]

green long-sleeve beaded maxi dress Dorothy Perkins best bridesmaid dresses

BUY NOW: dorothyperkins.com[29]


Bring a Gatsby-esque touch to your wedding with this fair coloured dress and its fine sequin detail.

Oasis Embellished Maxi Dress, £150 [30]

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BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com[31]

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References

  1. ^ how to keep your bridesmaids happy! (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  2. ^ here (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  3. ^ Amy dress from Oasis (www.oasis-stores.com)
  4. ^ Oasis Amy Slinky Cowl Neck Maxi Dress, £85 (www.oasis-stores.com)
  5. ^ BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com (www.oasis-stores.com)
  6. ^ TFNC Monia Navy Midi Dress, £33 (www.tfnclondon.com)
  7. ^ BUY NOW: tfnclondon.com (www.tfnclondon.com)
  8. ^ Cross Back Fishtail Maxi Dress by Club L London, £35 (www.topshop.com)
  9. ^ BUY NOW: topshop.com (www.topshop.com)
  10. ^ Olympia dress in ‘silver mist’ from TH&TH (www.thandth.com)
  11. ^ Olympia Halter Neck Dress, £150 (www.thandth.com)
  12. ^ BUY NOW: thandth.com (www.thandth.com)
  13. ^ Dorothy Perkin’s Showcase Gunmetal ‘Natalie’ Maxi Dress (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  14. ^ Dorothy Perkins Showcase Gunmetal Maxi Dress, £65  (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  15. ^ BUY NOW: dorothyperkins.com (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  16. ^ Oasis Bardot Maxi Dress (www.oasis-stores.com)
  17. ^ Oasis Lace Bardot Maxi Dress, £90 (www.oasis-stores.com)
  18. ^ BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com (www.oasis-stores.com)
  19. ^ Maddie Embroidered Maxi Dress (www.coast-stores.com)
  20. ^ Coast Embroidered Maxi Dress, £149 (www.coast-stores.com)
  21. ^ BUY NOW: coast-stores.com (www.coast-stores.com)
  22. ^ Coast Janie Lace Midi Dress, £149 (www.coast-stores.com)
  23. ^ BUY NOW: coast-stores.com (www.coast-stores.com)
  24. ^ Saffron maxi dress from Ted Baker. (tidd.ly)
  25. ^ BUY NOW: johnlewis.com (tidd.ly)
  26. ^ Coast Imana Midi Dress, £99 (www.coast-stores.com)
  27. ^ BUY NOW: coast-stores.com (www.coast-stores.com)
  28. ^ Dorothy Perkins Showcase Green ‘Bijou’ Maxi Dress, £72 (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  29. ^ BUY NOW: dorothyperkins.com (www.dorothyperkins.com)
  30. ^ Oasis Embellished Maxi Dress, £150  (www.oasis-stores.com)
  31. ^ BUY NOW: oasis-stores.com (www.oasis-stores.com)
  32. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  33. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

Mother of the Bride Etiquette: What not to do

How involved should the mother of the bride or groom be with the wedding day? If you’re worried she’s in danger of taking over, here’s a guide to mother of the bride etiquette for the big day…

Mother of the Bride Etiquette: What not to do

Mother of the Bride Etiquette: What not to do

How involved should the mother of the bride or groom be?

With their children getting married, both sets of mothers are bound to get excited. Your diary will probably be filling up with lunch dates with you and your mother, and your soon-to-be mother-in-law can’t seem to stop bringing up the wedding at every opportunity.

It can always alleviate a bit of stress when you accept help from someone else when it comes to planning your big day, but that doesn’t mean they’re allowed to take over. Mothers of the bride or groom do have a tendency to go overboard, so be warned!

If you want something done a particular way, don’t let your mother’s words sway you. Your day, your way – and that’s that.

Don’t let her take on too much

By no means should you refuse all the help on offer, but when delegating wedding duties to your friends and family members, make sure that both you and they are realistic in the amount they are taking on.

No matter how keen your mother-in-law may be to take on the 20 jobs you have on your to-do list, remember that her eager excitement for the wedding plans may wear out before she’s even finished her second task of writing out all the place cards.

At that point, you won’t even dare to mention the handmade favours she agreed to do…

Don’t let her opinions affect you

It may be the case that your mother or mother-in-law disapproves of how you are planning your wedding, from the dress you’ve chosen to the venue you’ve booked.

Taking her along to your wedding dress fitting can quickly turn from a lovely and thoughtful idea, to maybe changing the aim of the shopping trip to buying an axe, and a shovel.

Mother of the Bride Etiquette: What not to do

And her constant comments about your husband-to-be not making enough effort? Not what you need right now. If this is happening to you, calmly let her know what she is saying is upsetting you, and most importantly, don’t let it affect you.

Don’t allow her to dress like the bride or bridesmaids

Under no circumstances should your mother be wearing white on your wedding day, unless you’ve chosen not to. We’re almost certain your mum would think this one through, but make sure you ask her what she’s wearing before the big day actually arrives.

On a similar note, unless you’ve suggested she does so, make sure your mother isn’t deliberately matching her outfit to your bridesmaids.

If she does want to make some kind of link to the bridal party, suggest she wears a corsage in the same colour as the bridesmaid dresses. It would be a really nice touch for the photographs, and make your mum a little bit happier. Remember to include the groom’s mother in this too, so she doesn’t feel left out.

Don’t let her be late

From offering advice and knowing exactly how to calm you down, to readjusting that strand of hair that’s a little out of place after you’ve finished getting ready, your mum should be there for you on your wedding morning!

That goes for the rest of the wedding planning process, too – all the arranged appointments, lunch-time meet ups to talk about table plans, and so on. You should never underestimate the usefulness of a mum around your wedding time, and neither should she!

Don’t let her steal the show

Wearing white on the day is one thing, but taking complete control of everything that’s going on, pointing out every little detail she helped with, and not letting the bride or groom get a word on their wedding day is on another level!

Either the excitement of the wedding has got a little too much for her, or her glass is getting topped up a little too often; either way, there comes a point when it’s acceptable to just say “stop”. I mean, she didn’t even help with that bunting!

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References

  1. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  2. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

Heartfelt Bridesmaid And Maid Of Honour Gifts

Whether you have one bridesmaid or 10 in your bridal party, it’s more than likely the leading ladies in your life were/are all hands on deck with the wedding planning. A small gesture like these gorgeous gift ideas will guarantee the big thank you they deserve for getting you through thick and thin.

Bride and bridesmaids giftsCredit: Jessica O’Shaughnessy

17 Bridesmaid And Maid Of Honour Gift Ideas

1. Personalised Saffiano Clutch, £40[1]

15 Heartfelt and Fun Bridesmaid And Maid Of Honour Gift Ideas

Made from Saffiano leather, the personalised nude clutch bag from HA Designs[2] is the essential bridesmaid gift and one your bridesmaids will use in future.

2. Dinny Hall Initial Charm Pendant, £90 [3]

Dinny hall initial necklace bridesmaid giftBuy this pendant here[4]

Give your bridesmaids something they can wear daily which also serves as a memory of your special day. We love this initial pendant from Dinny Hall.

3. Maid Of Honour Box Gift Set, £35 [5]

15 Heartfelt and Fun Bridesmaid And Maid Of Honour Gifts

For all the invite writing and dress pinning your best girl deserves something special. A luxury wooden engraved gift box by LoveLi[6] is a sweet gesture. Complete with a champagne citrus pink pomelo hand poured candle, a wooden engraved heart charm a stylish hand foiled card. Gift them as they are, or add your own gifts for each bridesmaid.

4.Personalised Friendship Book, £17
[7]

friendship book bridesmaid giftsBuy this friendship book here[8]

A picture says a thousand words. Capture your best moments with your best friends and say thank you with a thoughtful montage of you both.

5. Double Wish Bracelet, £6.75[9]

sisters friendship bracelet bridesmaid giftsBuy these friendship bracelets here[10]

If you have a sister by your side on your big day, a friendship bracelet between the two of you is a sweet and sentimental gift. An affordable but touching idea.

6. Box of Seven Eternity Roses, £91.99[11]

box of white eternity rosesBuy these roses here[12]

Say thank you with a personalised box of roses that will continue to last, well after all the celebrations are over. Add your personal sentiment in the lid, which your bridesmaids can keep for up to a year.

7. Personalised Bridal Party Message Mugs, £15[13]

15 Heartfelt and Fun Bridesmaid And Maid Of Honour GiftsBuy these mugs here[14]

These Personalised Wedding Mugs[15] are crafted from fine bone china and each is a cute keepsake with their personalised message on the back.

8. Echo Rose Initial Necklace, £95[16]

Emily Mortimer Echo Rose Initial Necklace[17]

If they love rose gold as much as we do, surprise your girls with a lovingly made 18ct rose gold plated engraved initial necklace each by Emily Mortimer Jewellery[18].

9. Personalised Bridesmaids Thank you, Champagne, £40[19]

15 Heartfelt and Fun Bridesmaid And Maid Of Honour GiftsBuy a personalised bottle here[20]

Surprise your bridal party with wine, champagne[21] or a bottle of Prosecco that’s all about them. Choose your design, select your wine, personalise away.

10. Make Your Own Personalised Chocolate Bars, £25 [22]

15 Heartfelt and Fun Bridesmaid And Maid Of Honour GiftsDesign your own here[23]

Everybody loves chocolate, it’s a sure-fire way to win over your bridesmaids. Make it even more personal by designing the wrapper and including your own choice words.

11. Thank You Earrings, £15
[24]

Thank you earringsBuy these earrings here[25]

A set of sterling silver star earrings[26] is a beautiful gift for friends, family, bridesmaids, and Mother of the Bride or groom.

12. Modern Friendship Poem Print, £15[27]

15 Heartfelt and Fun Bridesmaid And Maid Of Honour GiftsBuy this frame here[28]

Frame your thank you with the Typographic Poem Print by Earl & Pearl.[29] The message translates to any close friendship and you can personalise with a name of your choice.

12. Initial Disc Bracelet, £16 [30]

personalised bridesmaid gifts disc charm braceletBuy this bracelet here[31]

We are suckers for a little personalisation. This disc bracelet is delicate and subtle and the perfect thank you for your bridesmaids.

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Want more wedding information and inspiration? Just hit ‘Like’ on our Wedding Ideas Facebook page, and ‘Follow’ on our @wimagazine Twitter account.To join in the conversation, share your stories here.[32][33][34]

References

  1. ^ 1. Personalised Saffiano Clutch, £40 (www.hadesignsltd.com)
  2. ^ personalised nude clutch bag from HA Designs (hadesignsltd.com)
  3. ^ Dinny Hall Initial Charm Pendant, £90  (www.dinnyhall.com)
  4. ^ Buy this pendant here (www.dinnyhall.com)
  5. ^ Maid Of Honour Box Gift Set, £35  (loveli.co.uk)
  6. ^ wooden engraved gift box by LoveLi (loveli.co.uk)
  7. ^ Personalised Friendship Book, £17 (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  8. ^ Buy this friendship book here (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  9. ^ 5. Double Wish Bracelet, £6.75 (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  10. ^ Buy these friendship bracelets here (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  11. ^ Box of Seven Eternity Roses, £91.99 (www.gettingpersonal.co.uk)
  12. ^ Buy these roses here (www.gettingpersonal.co.uk)
  13. ^ Personalised Bridal Party Message Mugs, £15 (www.poshtottydesigns.com)
  14. ^ Buy these mugs here (www.poshtottydesigns.com)
  15. ^ Personalised Wedding Mugs (www.poshtottydesigns.com)
  16. ^ 8. Echo Rose Initial Necklace, £95 (www.emilymortimer.co.uk)
  17. ^ Emily Mortimer Echo Rose Initial Necklace (www.emilymortimer.co.uk)
  18. ^ Emily Mortimer Jewellery (www.emilymortimer.co.uk)
  19. ^ 9. Personalised Bridesmaids Thank you, Champagne, £40 (www.bottlebazaar.co.uk)
  20. ^ Buy a personalised bottle here (www.bottlebazaar.co.uk)
  21. ^ champagne (www.bottlebazaar.co.uk)
  22. ^ 10. Make Your Own Personalised Chocolate Bars, £25  (thegrownupchocolatecompany.co.uk)
  23. ^ Design your own here (thegrownupchocolatecompany.co.uk)
  24. ^ 11. Thank You Earrings, £15 (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  25. ^ Buy these earrings here (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  26. ^ silver star earrings (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  27. ^ 12. Modern Friendship Poem Print, £15 (www.pearlandearl.com)
  28. ^ Buy this frame here (www.pearlandearl.com)
  29. ^ Earl & Pearl. (www.pearlandearl.com)
  30. ^ Initial Disc Bracelet, £16  (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  31. ^ Buy this bracelet here (www.notonthehighstreet.com)
  32. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  33. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  34. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

The 12 Golden Rules of Wedding hat Etiquette

Getting the perfect hat for a wedding can be tricky. Whether you’re the mother of the bride, mother of the groom or a wedding guest, luxury women’s hat maker Rosie Olivia[1] reveals her top tips for finding the right headwear.

Phase Eight Nude Wedding Hat - The 12 Golden Rules of Wedding hat Etiquette

The 12 Golden Rules of Wedding hat Etiquette

Dress Code

If you’re set on only allowing specific headpieces at your wedding or would prefer larger creations to be left at home, make sure that your guests aware of this as soon possible. Guests will need to know any dress code requirements at least six weeks prior to the wedding day.

Suit Your Style

Remember, you’re wearing the hat and not the other way around. Be confident but choose a style that ultimately you’re comfortable in and can wear all day. Also, remember to choose something that complements your shape and height. If you’re tall avoid tall hats and go for wider brims. If you’re short avoid large hats and go for smaller structured creations.

Hat Etiquette

The mother of the groom should always choose a smaller wedding hat than the mother of the bride. This is a set rule across all social situations that dictates that guests should never out-shine their hosts. If you and your groom are hosting the wedding then the two mums can opt for equally grand creations.

Don’t Block the Shot

Ensure that your guests wear hats that don’t drown their head and shoulders in pictures. Ask the photographer to kindly remind guests to adjust their hats for group photographs so that their faces are clearly visible.

Stick to Tradition

When accessorising a hatband, or indeed your bridal headpiece, with flowers, feathers or any other embellishment, keep in mind that traditionally ladies decorate hats on the right-hand side. The opposite to that of men who always stick to the left.

Bigger is not Always Better

The time of day your guests are wearing their hat should directly impact on their choice of headwear. As a rule of thumb, the size of the hat should decrease as the day progresses. Large brims in the morning or evening are considered too extravagant as there’s no need for them when the sun isn’t out.

Lady holding hat - The 12 Golden Rules of Wedding hat Etiquette

Ensemble Accessories

Women’s hats are fashion accessories and are part of their ensembles. Therefore, ladies are not required to remove their hats when going indoors. Gentlemen, on the other hand, should do so – especially in religious buildings. That means no top hats in the church or inside the reception venue – even for photographs.

Venue Etiquette

Make sure that your groom and groomsmen know their etiquette if they’re wearing top hats. As well as removing them when indoors, they should remove their hats whenever they’re speaking to a lady – in particular, their new mother-in-law. It’s a sign of respect that dates back generations.

Lady wearing hat - The 12 Golden Rules of Wedding hat EtiquetteCredit: sarahleggephotography.co.uk

Tipping the hat

A rule for gents and mothers in particular, it is considered rude to show the inside lining of your hat. When removing, tipping or doffing your hat. Always ensure that only the outside is visible. If you remove your hat for any reason, hold it with the lining facing towards your torso.

Mother Knows Best

The mother of the bride dictates when other ladies may remove their hats and fascinators. Until she removes her hat, other ladies are expected to leave theirs on.

Lady wearing hat with man- The 12 Golden Rules of Wedding hat EtiquetteCredit: Daffodil Waves Photography

The Golden Rule

And finally, the golden rule of etiquette. Couples should not point out the faux pas’ of guests who may not have read these key rules!

We’re loving this bang on-trend blush hat from Phase Eight…

Phase Eight, Celestine Bow Trim Hat, £110[2]

Phase Eight Blush Wedding Hat - The 12 Golden Rules of Wedding hat Etiquette

BUY NOW: Phase-Eight.com[3]

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References

  1. ^ Rosie Olivia (www.rosieolivia.com)
  2. ^ Phase Eight, Celestine Bow Trim Hat, £110 (www.phase-eight.com)
  3. ^ BUY NOW: Phase-Eight.com (www.phase-eight.com)
  4. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  5. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

33 Getting Ready Photos You Can’t Forget to Take

Your bridesmaids are all dressed in their matching robes[1], the bridal suite is well stocked with mimosas, and the curling irons are heating up. It's almost time to say "I do!" The morning that you're getting ready for your wedding will be full of fun, champagne, and anxious excitement—and you'll want to capture it all in getting ready photos that'll last forever. Because such a task can be overwhelming, it's helpful to give your photographer a list of wedding photos you must have[2] in your album. But where to start? Right here, of course! Below, we've listed all the getting ready photos you can't forget to take.

Just imagine how disappointing it would be to get your wedding photos back from your photographer and realizing that she missed snapping a pic of your bridal party opening their bridesmaids gifts[3]. And that snapshot of all your girls jumping on the bridal suite bed that you wanted? That would've been totally Instagram-worthy, had you remembered to take it. Who wants to feel any regret when flipping through their wedding album? Avoid any of those shoulda coulda wouldas by planning ahead. Pass along this list of must-take getting ready photos to your photographer[4], so you can be 100 percent confident that they'll capture every sweet, morning-of moment between you and your bridesmaids, and ensure that the hours before your wedding go off without a single hitch.

From photos of your girls getting glammed up to candid snapshots[5], these are all of the getting ready photos you'll definitely want to capture the morning of your wedding[6].

See more: 200 Pre-Wedding Songs for Getting Ready with Your Bridesmaids[7]

References

  1. ^ matching robes (www.brides.com)
  2. ^ wedding photos you must have (www.brides.com)
  3. ^ bridesmaids gifts (www.brides.com)
  4. ^ your photographer (www.brides.com)
  5. ^ candid snapshots (www.brides.com)
  6. ^ morning of your wedding (www.brides.com)
  7. ^ 200 Pre-Wedding Songs for Getting Ready with Your Bridesmaids (www.brides.com)

Top Lingerie Picks for Valentine’s Day 2019

Whether you’re buying for yourself or shopping for her, we’ve rounded up the best lingerie 2019 has to offer to create the most beautiful looks this Valentines Day.

Best Lingerie picks for Valentine’s Day 2019 - Ann AummersAnn Summers Alissa Longline Balcony Set ~£52

Lace Lingerie

Top Lingerie picks for Valentine’s Day 2019 - vsVictoria Secret Scalloped Lace Babydoll ~ £43.43

Delicate yet sexy, wearing lace on the 14th will bring out your natural grace and beauty. Research shows men find lace one of the sexiest materials for a woman to wear, so why not try Victoria Secrets’ Scalloped Lace Babydoll to create an elegant look.

And, as its in their bridal range[1], it would be perfect to keep just in case he pops the question in the future…

Pastel Lingerie

Just because you think the set you have your eye on is sexy, it doesn’t mean it’s the right set for you. When choosing the perfect lingerie to show off on Valentines day, you need to remember what colour palette suits your complexion the most.

Dusky pinks and baby blues work brilliantly with lighter skin, whilst sumptuous reds and vibrant yellows accompany darker skin well. And don’t forget, white pieces like the Boux Avenue Odette Longline set will always bring out your tan[2].

Red Lingerie 

New Look Plum Geometric Lace Longline Push-Up Bra ~ £12.99

Red is defiantly the best colour to get pulses raising, and what better day to do that than Valentines Day[3]. This colour goes with all skin tones and is a great all rounder to create an all round sexy seductive look.

New Look have some perfect red pieces to heat things up, like the Geometric Lace Longline Push Up Set, which is also not too pricey. Couple the Ann Summers Alissa Longline Balcony set with a black lace gown if you’re really feeling the love, or wear a black choker with it to accentuate your neck line.

Plus Size Lingerie 

Best Lingerie picks for Valentine’s Day 2019 - curvissaCurvissa Pour Moi? St Tropez Full Cup set ~ £36

Every woman will have a different body shape and therefore different styles to suit you. Be sure to recognise if you’re curvy, sporty or hourglass to ensure the lingerie will fit you gorgeously. Just because you wear plus size[4] lingerie doesn’t mean you have to buy something plain.

The Ann Summers Cecile Longline Plunge set is lacy and pretty, but will also fit any shape or size. Or for something different, why not try the Curvissa Pour Moi? St Tropez Full Cup set for a sexy yet pretty look, which comes in sizes 14-32.

Lingerie Accessories

Finally, accessories can make an outfit, so why would you disregard adding extras to your set when it comes to lingerie? Embrace your cheeky side this Valentines Day by adding a sultry suspender belt to your chosen look, like the beautiful Brown And Peach Lorna Suspender from Agent Provocateur.[5]

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References

  1. ^ bridal range (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  2. ^ tan (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  3. ^ Valentines Day (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  4. ^ plus size (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  5. ^ Agent Provocateur. (www.agentprovocateur.com)
  6. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  7. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account (twitter.com)

Bridesmaid Planning Made Easy With These Four Easy Steps

So, the exciting journey has begun. Your first steps of planning may feel like a whirlwind of information – an array of never-ending choices. It is important in equal measures to be savvy and enjoy yourself whilst being clever with your time and money.

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Bridesmaid Planning Made Easy With These Four Easy Steps

Assembling the dream team

It can be tricky enough rallying the team together to find your dream dress, so how do you start shopping for them? We suggest a dedicated girls night in to begin the planning.

We love an excuse to get together so what better way to shop than online at home with your faves and a few bottles of fizz?

Start with the flip of a laptop

Options online are now so vast; yes, even for bridesmaid dresses, even our favourite high street brands are releasing bridesmaid dresses. Make sure you shop them all, including TH&TH, Maids of Honour, Monsoon, ASOS and so many more.

Bridesmaid Planning Made Easy: 4 Steps To Your Tailor-MAID Night In!

Gathering the bridal party

Make this night a hen-initiation night. An evening of friendship, laughter and of course decisions. This is also an opportunity to discuss with your bridesmaids what it is you expect from them and what they can offer you in the build-up to the big day. And if you have ordered your bridal gown already, don’t forget to request a swatch of fabric for your dress to compare to the bridesmaids.

Make your other half scarce for the evening, get the team over, whack Bridesmaids the movie on and let the games/ dress trials begin.

Making the final selection

The day is, of course, yours so the theme and feel to the attire is ultimately your vision. However, don’t forget to listen to your bridesmaids too. The photos from the day are going to last a lifetime and you want your bridesmaids to feel fabulous with you.

Each person is an individual and combining style, cut and colour is all the trend at the moment so don’t be afraid to mix things up a bit. Trust that you can work together as a team to create that beautiful look you’ve envisaged.

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  2. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  3. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  4. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

12 Days of Wedding Planning: Your Bridesmaids

A blissful blur of pampering, dreamy dresses and Champagne toasts, surrounded by your bridesmaids – is this how you’re imagining your wedding morning?

Bride and bridesmaid 12 Days of Wedding Planning: Your BridesmaidsEmily Hannah

Planning Your Bridesmaids

Your bridesmaids will be there for you as much or as little as you like during the planning, but when the big day comes, they’ll come into their own. You’ll all need time to get ready, but they’ll also be there to hold your hand, make you smile and hang on to your emergency supplies. Which all begs the question – who will you choose to be your bridesmaids?[1]

Best of the Bunch

Sisters, sisters-in-law and childhood best friends are all frequent contenders for a spot in your bridesmaid party. There are no rules though, so choose the people who mean the most to you. Now is the time to decide if you’d like one of them to be maid of honour, too.

It’s also worth considering who will be the most supportive and helpful to surround yourself with. Think upbeat besties rather than hard-to-please girls who will give you headaches. If you’re still unsure, this secret to choosing your bridesmaids[2] will help. Will your girls live up to these bridesmaid goals[3]?

Once you’ve chosen who you’d like your best girls to be, it’s time to ask them! We love the pretty cards[4] you can get to do this with, but you could also get creative and ask with a homemade cupcake, craft or simply over a coffee.

Odd one out 

Worried that choosing an odd number of bridesmaids will look, well, odd in the photographs? It won’t. In the shots of you and your girls, it’ll make up an even number with you anyway. And if you’re really worried about balance, you could also ask your husband-to-be to choose the same number of groomsmen. We’ve seen brides have one, three, ten maids[5] – choose the people who are right for you and the numbers will look after themselves.

Gowns for Your Girls

The number of bridesmaids you have to dress will likely influence your budget for their dresses. The world is your oyster when it comes to the designs, though. We’ve seen it all: multi-way, matching, floor-length or short, colourful, even white. [6]Enjoy the excuse for some girly shopping trips and see what styles you and your girls like best.

If you’ve found your dress, ask your boutique to see the bridesmaid ranges they stock while you’re there. Boutiques will often offer discounts when both bridesmaid and bridal gowns are purchased together, so if you and your girls like what’s on offer, you might be able to secure a special deal.

The key to beautiful bridesmaids is for them to feel comfortable in what they’re wearing, so dress shop together and be open to compromise. You can also help them to express their own personalities by letting them choose their own accessories, hair or makeup. It’s fine to give them some parameters if you do this (gold accessories, no red lipstick etc). More on how to keep your bridesmaids happy here[7].

Get Gifting

Tradition has it that brides give their girls something to say thank you for their help and support on their wedding day. This could be the jewellery they will wear or a thank you present given at the reception – whatever feels right for you. We’ve got some beautiful heartfelt and fun bridesmaids gift ideas[8] that they will love.

Girl Talk

Modern maids call for modern traditions – we’re talking about the bridesmaid speech[9]! More and more brides and their best girls are stepping up to say a few words too. After all, why should the boys get all the fun? If your girls are going to make a speech, here’s everything they need to know[10] to nail it – share it with them, they’ll love you for it!

cheering bridesmaids 12 Days of Wedding Planning: Your Bridesmaids

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References

  1. ^ who will you choose to be your bridesmaids? (www.weddingideasmag.com)
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  3. ^ these bridesmaid goals (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  4. ^ pretty cards (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  5. ^ ten maids (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  6. ^ even white.  (www.weddingideasmag.com)
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  8. ^ heartfelt and fun bridesmaids gift ideas (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  9. ^ the bridesmaid speech (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  10. ^ here’s everything they need to know (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  11. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  12. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
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Winter Makeup Colours To Suit Your Skin Tone

Looking for the right winter makeup colours for your wedding? Bold, rich makeup colours are the go-to for any winter wedding and glowing bride-to-be. We’ve got suggestions of winter-perfect wedding makeup to compliment each skin tone.

Sasha Pallari shares her advice (as both MUA and bride-to-be) on choosing the bridal makeup artist for you, plus find out the best bridal beauty productsinterlacephotography.co.uk

Winter Makeup Colours To Suit Your Skin Tone

For light skin tones

Lips: Cherry red or pale pink

Eyes: Charcoal grey or silver

Try the Urban Decay Naked 3[1] palette for a good selection of greys and the Bobbi Brown Starlight Crystal Eye Shadow Palette[2] for some sparkle.

Bobbi Brown glitter palette for wedding makeup for all skin tones Urban decay naked 3 palette for wedding makeup

For medium skin tones

Lips: Wine or nude

Eyes: Dark violets or black

We would suggest Charlotte Tilbury’s The Rock Chick[3] palette for darks and complimentary greys. However, for violet tones, the Too Faced Just Peachy palette[4] offers a nice variety of shades that blend together perfectly.

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For dark skin tones

Lips: Dark purple or berry red

Eyes: Copper or gold

For some real sparkle, the Too Faced Chocolate Gold eyeshadow palette[5] is highly pigmented with plenty of glitz. Though we’d recommend not going over the top for the sake of your wedding photos. Charlotte Tilbury’s Dolce Vita[6] has a lovely selection of copper colours with some added sparkle.

too faced chocolate gold palette wedding makeup for all skin tonesCharlotte Tilbury dolce vita palette for winter wedding makeup

gold eye makeup on dark skin tones for Winter Makeup Colours To Suit Your Skin Tone

Finally, When choosing your wedding day foundation, opt for a light-reflecting one to neutralise your skin tone. However, avoid powder foundation as it can make your skin appear dry. It will also sit in any creases and wrinkles. Instead, opt for a liquid foundation.

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References

  1. ^ Urban Decay Naked 3 (www.amazon.co.uk)
  2. ^ Bobbi Brown Starlight Crystal Eye Shadow Palette (www.amazon.co.uk)
  3. ^ Charlotte Tilbury’s The Rock Chick (www.amazon.co.uk)
  4. ^ Too Faced Just Peachy palette (www.amazon.co.uk)
  5. ^ Too Faced Chocolate Gold eyeshadow palette (www.amazon.co.uk)
  6. ^ Charlotte Tilbury’s Dolce Vita (www.amazon.co.uk)
  7. ^ Wedding Ideas Facebook page (www.facebook.com)
  8. ^ @wimagazine Twitter account. (twitter.com)
  9. ^ here (www.facebook.com)

Should your Groom see Your Wedding Dress?

It’s a given that your dream dress will be discovered in the company of your best girls, be that your mum, sisters or friends, but should your groom see your wedding dress too? If you’re a stickler for tradition or err on the side of superstition, your answer will likely be no, he can wait until you get to the aisle.

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Should your Groom see Your Wedding Dress?

For some couples, seeing each other before the ceremony has become the new favourite, taking away their nerves, giving them a private moment together, and allowing for some beautiful first look photos to be taken.

So we’ve rounded up some arguments for and against letting your groom see your wedding dress so you can decide what is right for you.

Keep it Secret

  • It’s bad luck to even see each other before the wedding, let alone for him to see your wedding dress, too!
  • You want it to be a surprise for everyone, including him, so you can fully enjoy your big moment.
  • As you step down the aisle, emotions will be high, so when he sees you, his beautiful bride, for the first time it’ll be ten times more amazing.
  • He loves you for you, so you know he’ll love whatever dress you choose.
Just married couple- Should your groom see your wedding dress Credit: Jessica O’Shaughnessy

Let him see

  • You don’t have to show him ages in advance, it can still be a surprise for your wedding day, but by seeing each other in the morning before the ceremony, you can reassure each other and whisk away any wedding nerves[1], letting you enjoy the moment fully when the time comes.
  • These days, many photographers give you the option of first look photos (add them to this list[2] of your essential photos so your photographer knows what to get). This way, you won’t be leaving it to chance to capture your groom’s expression when he sees you – they’ll do that for you.
  • Depending on how traditional you are intending to go, your bridesmaids may be dressed the same. In the old days, the tradition[3] was to dress your bridesmaids the same as the bride, in white. This was to confuse evil spirits
  • If you had a say in his suit choice, it’s only fair that he should get to give your dress choice the once over too, right?

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References

  1. ^ wedding nerves (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  2. ^ this list (www.weddingideasmag.com)
  3. ^ tradition (www.weddingideasmag.com)