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!

2020 Wedding Dress Trends

Hi Lovebirds!

Calling all brides for 2020! Fall bridal fashion week has come and gone, and we are crazy excited to share with you some of the hot trends for next year. Let’s join together and lust over these oh-so-fab looks. Our goal is to help inspire you so you too can say yes to your dream (and totally en vogue) dress. So without further ado, here goes:

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Trend #1 Feathers, Feathers, Feathers!

Are you a bride looking to stand out? We suggest being bold in a feather-adorned gown! If you love the feathered look but do not want to be floating down the aisle in it (pun intended!), you can choose this style as a second look for the reception. 2020 Wedding Dress Trends | Marisa Nicole Events

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Trend #2 Sleek & Simple

Slip wedding dresses were trendy in the 90’s and (like many styles from that decade) have most definitely made a comeback! For the bride-to-be that wants an elegant and eye-catching dress without all of the embellishments, these slip dresses are the one for you.2020 Wedding Dress Predictions | Marisa Nicole Events

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Trend #3 Classic Bridal

When you see this dress, we’re sure the first thing that comes to mind is royalty or your favorite Disney princess. Ball gowns are timeless and we will forever be obsessed with them! 2020 Wedding Dress Trends

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Trend #4 Lace & Long Sleeve

Are you more of a traditional bride? A wedding dress with intricate lace and/or long sleeves is always chic and sweet. A long sleeve dress is the perfect match for Fall or Winter wedding dates!2020 Wedding Dress Trends

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Trend #5 Thin Straps + A Low Back = A Foxy Bridal Frock!

For our bohemian beauties, this look is romantic and stunning. If you want to highlight your shoulders and back, we suggest this style to accentuate those features. 2020 Wedding Dress Predictions | Marisa Nicole Events

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2020 Wedding Dress Trends

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And that’s a wrap! We hope this helped you with your search for the one, the dress that is!

Ringing in the New Year: Expected Ring Trends of 2019

Hello Lovebirds!

As we begin 2019, we just love to stop and take a look at the major ring trends we are expecting to see throughout the year. We understand choosing a ring is an important, so to help you choose yours, we have rounded up the new and continuing trends for inspiration!

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1. Shapes

Diamonds come in all sorts of shapes in sizes. Some common shapes that you’ll see this year include the teardrop and the hexagon.

2. Two Toned Bands

Can’t decide between gold or silver bands? Why not choose both? This year we are expecting to see more two toned bands around. This unique style incorporates both silver and gold and can go with anything!

3. Horizontal Placement

Many oval or rectangular diamonds face north and south but this year we are expecting to see a lot more east to west facing diamonds. This unique type of setting gives us all the feels!

4. Two Stone Rings

Having two stones instead of one can be such a fun and unique touch on a classic single stone ring. Whether it be two diamonds or a diamond and a pearl, this is a style we think will last a while.

5. Colored Gemstones

Colored gemstones have become more popular over the past few years and we expect to see this trend continue throughout 2019. Colored rings can really emphasize your unique personality. We personally love a dark red or blue gem!

6. Halo Setting

This classic setting will never go out of style. There is nothing like setting your diamond within more diamonds! Choosing a halo setting will make your center diamond look bigger and bolder.

7. Band Twists

This type of band creates such a unique spin on the traditional band! It creates variation and allows you to be more creative with the number of diamonds that you choose. We can’t wait to see this band trend continue throughout the year!

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No matter what style you choose, it is important you choose what fits you and your personality. At the end of the day it’s what brings both you and your husband happiness and lasting memories for the rest of your lives.

2019 Wedding Dress Trends

Hi Lovebirds!

With 2018 flying by like an arrow and 2019 approaching before we know it, I’m sure some of you 2019 wedding season brides are already looking forward to or dreaming about your future gown plans. With Bridal Fashion Week taking place this Spring and in wake of the Royal wedding, we couldn’t help but swoon over all the beauty that is coming our way next year. Today, we’ve gathered the top 5 most gorgeous upcoming fashion trends and we hope we’ll inspire you to find the perfect dress for your special day. Enjoy!

Trend #1: Conservative yet stylish  

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In the upcoming wedding season, it is clear that designers can’t escape from the Royal Wedding fever and neither can we. These dresses scream conservativeness while remaining stylish and sophisticated. And the best part? You’ll definitely be walking down the aisle looking like a princess!  

Trend #2: Clean & simple

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Over the last couple years, minimalism has most definitely been making its way back into the fashion world, and bridal fashion is no exception. Not a fan of all the glitz and glamor? Try and go for something clean and simple, it is timeless and will never go out of style!

Trend #3: Jumpsuits

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The jumpsuit trend has been making an appearance in bridal fashion and we absolutely love it. Whether it is for your bridal shower or a second look for the reception, it is guaranteed that you’ll be looking chic and elegant all night!

Trend #4: Classic ball gown

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The classic ball gown has never really gone out of style but with the Royal Wedding obsession, this trend is making a comeback onto the top of our minds. Looking for something regal, timeless and elegant? This one’s for you!

Trend #5: Heavy embellishments

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In the upcoming wedding season, designers aren’t afraid to hold back on the embellishments. The 3D floral addition adds a nice touch to the dress without looking too messy, leaving the bride walking down the aisle looking stunning and fab!

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We hope you’re as excited for the 2019 wedding dress trends as we are and we can’t wait to see you rock your fab dress down the aisle!