So, When Do You Have to Send the Save the Date Cards?

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We all know wedding planning and the etiquette associated with it can be quite confusing – especially today, when things seem to be changing from one month to the other.

Given that your Save the Date cards are very important, you don’t want them to be left to the aforementioned wedding planning confusion. So when do you have to send them, more exactly? We’ve gathered some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • First of all, you should know Save the Date cards are not absolutely mandatory. HOWEVER, they are important because it is a polite way to “grab dibs” on the guests and let them know well ahead of time that you are getting married and would like them to join in the celebration.
  • Generally, Save the Date cards should be sent out with about 6-8 months before the wedding date. This should give people plenty of time to plan in advance, take vacation days if needed, make travel arrangements, and so on. Your invitations should be sent 8 weeks before the wedding day too – so by that time, guests should decide if they can attend your wedding (and send back the RSVPs).
  • If you plan on having a destination wedding or a holiday weekend wedding, be sure to give your guests even more of a heads-up. Because these weddings need more preparation (and sometimes they can even include the cancelling of your guests’ plans), it is customary to send them out at least 9 months before the Big Day. Ideally, you should send them about 1 year ahead of the wedding date.


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Why Wear White at Your Wedding?

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If you look at the last couple of decades in the wedding industry, you will see just how much things have changed and how permissive weddings are these days. Take, for example, the white dress. Most brides are not obliged to wear one on their Big Day – and yet, many choose to do it.

Why wear white at your wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • Believe it or not, the white wedding tradition is not even 200 years old – and when Queen Victoria wore a white wedding gown for the first time, it was actually considered to be a scandal.
  • In time, the white wedding dress started to be adopted by more and more brides. At first, a matter of fashion (because, well, if royalty wears it, then it is definitely a good idea to wear it too). Yet, as time flew by, the white wedding dress started to be associated with purity.
  • You can definitely choose to wear a white wedding gown too, regardless of how conventional or unconventional you want the Big Day to be. Ultimately whatever you choose, it should make you feel beautiful and special on your big day
  • If you want a traditional wedding, if you want to feel like a fairy tale bride, or if you are simply in love with the beauty of a white wedding dress – these are just a few of the reasons to win you on the white side. However, the choice is entirely up to you, in the end!

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Top bridal beauty tips

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All brides want to look fabulous on their wedding day – and you make no exception, right? How to make sure you feel fantastic when you walk down the aisle in your stunning gown? We have some bridal beauty tips for you – so read on to find out more.

  • Take care of your skin – and prep it before applying makeup too. Following a skin treatment that’s suitable for you will automatically make it look better. However, it is very important that you don’t start a new treatment anywhere too close to the wedding date – you absolutely don’t want to get a rash or an allergy on your wedding day.
  • Groom your brows. Like it or not, brows are extremely important for your entire look. You can wear almost no makeup at all – but if your brows look good, your entire face will look beautifully defined and full of personality. Start defining your brows long before the wedding day – sometimes, if you want to change their shape, it will take a few months (or even more) to get them as you want.
  • Apply a special treatment for the lips too. Just like your face, they need hydration and a bit of excess-skin removal, so try to prep them before applying lipstick (especially if you want to wear matte liquid lipstick, which tends to dry the lips!).
  • Get that perfectly shiny hair. Your hair should look gorgeous on your wedding day – so it is important to hydrate it too. Spritz a bit of leave-in conditioner before applying any kind of thermal treatment (such as straightening or curling it with an iron, for example). Also, add a bit of extra-gloss by applying a post-heat treatment too.

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Your bridal makeup should be flawless

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As a bride, you surely want to be flawless from head to toe – and your makeup makes no exception from this rule. How to pull off the perfect bridal makeup and what are the most important things to keep in mind when it comes to this? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.


  • Vintage and classy. If you want to sport a classy, elegant, vintage look, focus on creating a simple, neutral eye makeup and on pulling off a flawless red lip. You can play around with the shades, so that they fit your skin tone (e.g. if you have a cool skin tone, search for a red lipstick with blue undertones to match your skin and light up the entire makeup).
  • Bold lips. Not necessarily vintage (but definitely very trendy this year), bold lips can be achieved with just about any lipstick color you may want. Berry lips tend to be highly popular, especially during the cool season of the year, but you can pull this off with just about any other color – maroon, orange-toned red, and so on.
  • Rosy cheeks. Looking for a very natural makeup? Focus on creating the perfect base and apply a cute rosy blush to complement your romantic mood. Don’t go too heavy on the eye makeup and keep it light with the lipstick too – a bit of gloss or a matte nude shade will look amazing with this type of makeup.

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Schedule these beauty appointments before the big day

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Considering how unique your entire wedding day is, you will definitely want to look at your very best. To ensure the right stylists are taking care of your bridal appearance, do make sure to schedule your appointments with them in due time – this way, you make sure they will be completely available to help you look stunning on your big day.

What are some of the most important beauty appointments to schedule before the big day? We have gathered them right below – so read on and find out more.


  • The hairstylist. Wearing a perfect hairstyle is surely very important to you – so do schedule your hairstyling appointment as soon as possible (at least a few months before the wedding date). To be absolutely certain your stylist is familiar with your hair type, schedule two appointments before the wedding day – one for a haircut and one for a hairstyle. This will help you decide on the very best style for your big day.
  • The facialist. Want to radiate beauty on your wedding day? Schedule an appointment with a facialist – it will be more than relaxing and more than beneficial for your entire look. However, do make sure you schedule your appointment with at least two-three weeks before the wedding day – especially if you plan on having something harsher done to your face (such as microdermabrasion, for example).
  • The manicurist. Even if you plan on wearing gel manicure on your wedding day, we highly advise you to leave this particular beauty appointment for the day before the wedding itself. This will help you make sure your nails look fresh, shiny and truly beautiful on the big day.
  • The makeup artist. If you want flawless makeup on your wedding day (and you most definitely do want!), we advise you to schedule an appointment with a professional makeup artist. Remember, it may take a few trials until your makeup artist perfects your wedding look. However, as long as you come with lots of sources of inspiration and as long as you are quite specific about what you want (e.g. matte or dewy, for example),

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Fall trends will create a gorgeous outcome for your wedding

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Although there are many brides who choose sunnier seasons for their Big Day, the truth is that fall can be an equally gorgeous option. Mysterious, romantic and truly poetic, fall can add a special kind of magic to your wedding, making it genuinely unique.

What are some of the best fall trends to steal inspiration from this year? We have gathered some of them right below – so read on and find out more.


  • Dramatic,, delicious wedding cakes. While summer wedding cakes were all about freshness and lightness, this season’s wedding desserts are almost decadent. For example, a caramel dripped wedding cake with fresh figs will not only look luxuriant and more than appropriate for the chillier season, but it will also wow your guests with its taste too.
  • Beautiful range of colors. Forget about yellow and brown as your go-to fall color combination. This year’s trends are so much more diverse than that! From suave, warm nudes to deep blue, jewel tones and even grey, there’s a myriad of splendid color schemes you can incorporate into your fabulous fall wedding – so don’t be afraid to let your creativity roam free!
  • Sheer wedding dresses. Want to shock everyone with your beauty and style when you make the first step down the aisle? Then follow this amazingly gorgeous wedding trend! A sheer wedding dress can make you feel sexier, more empowered, more feminine and more graceful at the same time too – so it can definitely be the perfect match for a very special wedding day.

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Your first dance should be personalized and unique

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Love stories come in many shapes – but they are all marvelous, romantic and truly beautiful. Of course, you will want every second of your wedding to be just as unique and special as you are. You will want every small element to reflect the amazing story that got you so far, the grand love you share for each other and the heart-warming hopes you have for your future together.


  • Your first dance routine is obviously one of the most important parts of the Big Day – so it’s only natural you want it to be genuinely special too. How do you do that, though? We have gathered some tips to help you fully personalize your big dancing moment – so read on and find out more.
  • Use suitable props. Creating a first dance that wows the guests is all about being you. So, if you want to have your first dance in broad daylight or in candlelight, go ahead and do it. If, on the other hand, you want to make this more glamorous, use professional lighting and other props (such as foam, for example). It will look spectacular!
  • Settle on the song that really appeals to you. For some, this may be an old-school, jazzy tune. For others it may be Queen Bey’s Crazy in Love. And for others it may be the Danube Waltz. Whatever it is, make sure you resonate with it and that you truly feel it speaks about you, your relationship and your personality.
  • Make for a great surprise. Want to shock your guests and create a truly unforgettable moment? Choose a song that’s slow and start dancing on it. Then, break the slowness with a song that’s really high-energy and unconventional. It will be so fun guests will love it!

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