Archives for December 2019

Mismatched Beauties – Keeping Your Squad Cohesive In Styles All Their Own!

Happy Wednesday lovebirds,

If we haven’t mentioned this before, we ADORE beautifully curated mismatched bridesmaid dresses. Although some say that this route doesn’t work for a traditional, formal celebration, we believe that a well-crafted group of gorgeous gals in varying dresses can flawlessly work with any wedding style!  With that being said, fabulous bridesmaid style with variety in color, the design doesn’t just happen on its own… it takes work! Just as ever science experience needs a “control”, each slew of the varying dress needs some commonality to make them all work together in a glorious way. We get it, the whole thing can be a little tricky, but no need to fret, today we are sharing five tips on how to get your gals to perfect the mismatched dress look for your wedding!

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Common Color and Tone

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You want to make sure that you pick dresses that are a gradation of the same color or colors. By choosing to pick the same hue but allowing for different styles and designs, you are allowing your bridesmaids to choose a dress that is flattering to their body, and who doesn’t appreciate that!

Consistent Length

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You want to make sure that your girls pick dresses that are consistent in length. Your bridal party photos may look out of place if all your gals opt to do long dresses except for one. Whether you decide on to the floor, mid-knee or mid-thigh, you will want to stick to one approximate dress length or have a balanced variety. You’ll thank yourself later!

Guide your Gals

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Many brides love the idea of giving their gals the freedom to shop for their dresses, but this is not always the best option when you’re going for mismatched dresses. If you tell your gals to choose a color, they might come back with various versions of the same color, which may not blend well together. Shopping together for dresses, or selecting dresses for your gals to choose from is a safer option to accomplish the mismatched dress look. If you do choose to send your gals into the wild to find their dresses, we suggest asking them to send photos and obtain approval from you, the bride, before laying down any cash!

Accessorize

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Once all the dresses have been picked out, accessorizing is a great way to tie a slew of mismatched dresses together in one cohesive look. Gift your gal-pals with the same hair-piece or necklace as an easy way to make sure your gal gang looks put together despite the variation of dresses.

Florals

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Your bridesmaids’ bouquets are a great way to emphasize your dress choice. Have your girls holding similar bouquets to bring the look together. This works particularly well if your gals are in completely different hues! Make sure to talk to your florist and opt for florals that complement the dress tones.

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Who knew mixing and matching dresses could look this chic? You want all your girls to look fabulous for your photos, so keep in mind where your ladies are positioned during photos and the ceremony. Make sure to consider these tips before deciding on the final dresses for your ladies. Happy dress shopping!

5 Festive Details to Add to Your Winter Wedding

Happy Wednesday Lovebirds!

With winter in full swing and the holidays right around the corner, you are probably preoccupied wrapping presents and baking cookies. To take some of the stress you might be having about your upcoming big day, here are some easy details to help elevate your festive soiree worthy of the most magical time of the year.

Festive Details to Add to Your Winter Wedding | Marisa Nicole Events

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1. Bridal Accessories

From faux fur shawls to a seasonal bouquet of holly, berries or soft blooms, winter bridal accessories are sure to spice up your special day. Even choosing to do a long sleeve lace dress or a bold red lip will add a holiday inspired style and add an element of glam.

5 Festive Details to Add to Your Winter Wedding | Marisa Nicole Events

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2. Decor, decor, decor!

There are endless options when it comes to decor for a winter wedding. By simply hanging twinkling lights, lighting candles or fireplaces, you will make your space feel cozier and full of warmth! Also, adorning your tablescape with a seasonal color scheme of burgundy, white and green paired with gold flatware is one of the best ways to create festive details at each place setting. Simply adding garland or mistletoe will give your guests a wintery, forest-grown ambiance.

5 Festive Details to Add to Your Winter Wedding | Marisa Nicole Events

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3. Invitations

Sending out a themed invitation is one of the first ways to impress your guests! Snowflakes and dainty ice detailing are among the most popular for winter wedding invitations.

Festive Details to Add to Your Winter Wedding | Marisa Nicole Events

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4. The cake

Incorporating winter touches into your cake design is fun and elegant. By decorating your tiers with greenery, berries, frosted pine cones, snowflakes or festive florals you will give your guests that same holiday cheer they get from warm homemade cookies. If you are opting for a simple white cake, you can opt for a festive cake stand, tablecloth or choose a flavor such as gingerbread or red velvet to give off that merry vibe!

Festive Details to Add to Your Winter Wedding | Marisa Nicole Events

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5. Cocktails

Another way to get your guests in the holiday spirit is by serving festive cocktails. Whether it’s a cranberry margarita, peppermint martini or designing your own unique drink and naming it the nutcracker, your guests will love a holiday twist to their cocktails! Check out our blog on holiday cocktails for some inspo!

Festive Details to Add to Your Winter Wedding | Marisa Nicole Events

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Festive Details to Add to Your Winter Wedding | Marisa Nicole Events Photo Credit: Mr. Stobe (Left) and Emma Loves Weddings (Right)

There is something magical about Christmas time, so what better season to capture the magic of your wedding day than in December near the holidays. We hope these tips can help transform your soiree into a festive (and dreamy!) winter wonderland!