Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bridal Wear: Alternatives to Wearing a Veil

What is a bride to do if she wants to look lovely on her wedding day, but doesn’t want to wear a veil? Luckily, there are alternatives to the veil that will highlight your hairdo and frame your face. Below are some veil alternatives.

Tiara – What girl doesn’t want to feel like a princess on her wedding day? A tiara will complete your look. A tiara complements “princess” style dresses with fuller skirts well. 

Flowers – Ladies have tucked flowers behind their ears as decoration for ages. For a more traditional look, opt for a white flower. Or, for eye catching contrast, try a bright flower matching your wedding’s color scheme. You can use either real or fake flowers; just be sure to use sturdy pins to secure them into your hair. Emmaline Bride shows lovely dusty rose colored flowers for inspiration. Flowers compliment almost every style of wedding dress. 

Hair Comb – A hair comb with crystals or pearls are a great way to some more subdued sparkle. Whether you are wearing your tresses down and wavy or in an up-do, a comb can easily slide into your hair to complete your wedding look. Try a hair comb with a sleek satin gown. 

A veil is a traditional wedding accessory, but don’t feel limited to wearing one. Keep in mind there are other options to make you look and feel your best on your big day.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

DIY Wedding Photo Booth

Photo booths are at events from weddings to charity events these days. Giving guests a place to create a special memory from the event is a fun idea. Here is what you will need to create a festive photo booth for your wedding.

Backdrop – This Vintage Scroll backdrop canvas is great for an elegant look. If you prefer a more casual look, you can hang yardage of burlap or a solid fabric. 

A Way to Take Pictures – While most people have camera on their cell phones these days, so they can use that to take their own images. However, if you are technically savvy, you can set up your laptop to take the photos and a printer so the guests can immediately have a memento. The Offbeat Bride provides a good overview of the technology you will need to go this route.

Props – Props are a fun way to get guests to relax and get candid shots. Check out your local thrift store for fun hats and other accessories so the photo subjects can play dress up. Or, Oh Happy Day offers free printable artwork of hats, bunny ears, glasses and more that you can print out and attach to a dowel.

The photo booth trend looks like it will be here to stay. Will you have a photo booth at your wedding?