Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, and you want to make sure everything is perfect. With so many things to consider, it’s easy to forget about the little things that can make a big difference in your getting ready process. We’ve made a list of items that will help you stay organized, calm, and comfortable on your big day, so you can focus on what really matters – marrying the love of your life.
Here’s our list of five essentials any bride will find helpful to have in the bridal suite:
1. Bride Robe
Everyone deserves a good, high-quality robe they can wear while preparing for the exciting day. Choose from multiple styles like our Ruffled Robe, Personalized Satin Lace Robe, Mrs. Cotton Robe, and more. All of our robes are so comfy and soft, helping you stay calm and relaxed during this anxious time. Not only are these great to get ready in, but they make for cute and memorable photos that will always remind you of that special moment. *Pro-Tip: make sure to have a steamer on hand to get out any wrinkles or creases in the robe.
We’ve got you covered from head to toe. Our Bride Slippers are a must to complete the pre-wedding outfit. The super soft faux fur material guarantees maximum comfort for every bride. These are perfect to slip on right when you wake up and keep on until you are ready to leave.
3. Bride Pouch
Our Mrs. Nylon Pouches are adorable, functional, and versatile. With the spacious and open interior, you are able to store whatever you need inside like your makeup, skin, hair, or nail products. Our bag keeps your items together and organized while having easy access to them all day long. Plus, the portable size allows you to pack our Pouch inside your travel bags or wedding-day bag with ease.
4. Bride Coffee Glass
Don’t worry, we didn’t forget about your morning coffee! Our Bride Iced Coffee Glass or Mrs. Coffee Mug will keep your beverage safe and by your side throughout the whole process. Fill and refill with your favorite refreshing drinks like smoothies, coffees, teas, etc. The best part is, you can reuse it after the wedding day as well.
5. Personalized Jewelry Box
Last but not least, our adorable Jewelry Boxes are a MUST for your wedding day jewelry. With pockets, hooks, and removable dividers inside the box, your dainty necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and other accessories can all fit inside. This helps keep your things decluttered and accessible. The neutral color options create a stylish and minimalistic look that will match almost anything.
Whether you’re getting ready at home, in a hotel room, or at the venue, these items will help ensure that you’re fully prepared and ready to say “I do.” If you decide to try out any of these items during your wedding journey make sure to tag us @weddingfavorites! Continue browsing our website for more bridal and bridal party gifts and product inspiration!
Happy National Proposal Day! March 20th is a special day many couples not only celebrate their marriage and relationship, but also when some decide to pop the question! Everyone’s proposal story is unique in its own way, filled with hard-hitting emotions. Here at Wedding Favorites HQ we love all wedding stories, so we decided to ask our followers to share theirs! Here are two proposals that we thought were special! (Plus a special surprise at the end!👀)
“I’ve always wanted to go to Hawaii and my boyfriend and I finally got a chance to go for an anniversary and Valentine’s Day. We both work in a hospital so we haven’t gotten a vacation since Covid-19. And then we got there. The next day he said he hired a photographer just for “fun” so I could keep the memory. He planned with the photographer how he was going to propose. He’s been planning this for 2 years… It was so perfect! ❤️”
“My fiancé and I started dating in 2020 and two weeks later I lost my mom. My fiancé was and is an absolute rockstar of a support system. We’re quite the crazy cat ladies so I knew I wanted to incorporate them into my proposal. So I bought the cat’s bandanas that said “will you marry my mama?” Long story short, the bandanas never made it on the cats (they were camera shy) and I got down on one knee and shouted “surprise!” Instead of “will you marry me?” Nevertheless, she said yes!
Two weeks after, her mom died 💔 We’ve been loving and supporting each other through these heartbreaks. That following October, I came home from work to a fall festival with a pumpkin saying “will you marry me” and it was my turn for my ring! I told her I’d have to think about it 😉 Wedding is set for April 27, 2024! We’d love to be featured to spread light through our heartache 💍🤍👰👰 #twobridesarebetterthanone”
– Taylor Wallace @_taylorsamantha
These stories were a pleasure to share and both so special. If you have any interesting or memorable proposal stories feel free to share them with us @weddingfavorites. To continue celebrating the love today, you can use our exclusive code: PROPOSALDAY2023 to save 25% OFF sitewide. (Code expires 3/22/23 @ 11:59 PM PDT)
Bridesmaid Gifts and Proposals are such a great way to express your appreciation for your best friends while also getting them excited to be on the wedding journey with you. Shopping for your girls should be fun and does not have to be a super expensive process. Don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled a list of 15 Bridesmaid Gifts all under $15:
Makeup Bags are the way to go for anyone who loves makeup products, skincare, etc. Luckily, there’s one for everyone with our Personalized Monogram Bags. Gift empty or with other small items inside for a surprise!
Everyone in the party, from the mother of the bride to the flower girls, will absolutely love our Personalized Tote Bags. They can bring these with them when traveling, going shopping, lounging by the pool, etc.
Take your gifts to the next level by putting them in our Jelly Bags. Not only are these Bags personalized with the bridal party’s names, but their intricate design and fun look will make for a memorable keepsake.
We hope you enjoyed and found inspiration in our list of versatile bridesmaid gifts. We love these items as they are high quality without being overly expensive. If you use one or more of these gifts for your upcoming celebrations make sure to tag us @weddingfavorites!
A new year means new trends for future brides! After reviewing recent trends and considering timeless styles, we formulated a list of what we think brides will be doing more of this year! Here are our favorite 2023 wedding trends:
1. Terracotta Details
The copper, rust, and burnt orange tones aren’t going anywhere! There are many ways to incorporate this color into your wedding journey, whether it’s through flower arrangements or table decor. One of our favorite ways, however, is through the bridal party getting ready outfits! Items like our Ruffled Robe in Clay establish a warm and inviting ambiance all around. This color works throughout every season as its rich orange and earthy shades complement a vibrant summer or cozy fall celebration. Not to mention– terracotta elements will make any picture look lively regardless if it is taken outside against greenery or indoors against a wooden background.
2. Pearl Accessories
The infamous pearl veil & hairstyles went viral last year and we think they’ll be just as popular! Pearls are such a simple, yet effective way to elevate any bridal look. Brides can even add their own twist on unadorned items like our Sunglasses, Hats, and Veils by sticking any sized pearls over them. There’s a reason why brides have consistently been incorporating pearl details into their outfits–it will always look STUNNING!
3. Bridal Brunches
Brunches have always been a hit and are great for bridesmaid proposals or bridal showers. This is the perfect opportunity for everyone to share a delicious meal with their besties while celebrating the bride-to-be. It is also a fun way to dress up and take memorable photos. Spruce up the brunch by including unique decor and favors like our Personalized Flutes or Fans. Personalized touches and a creative presentation can go a long way in making everything look put together.
4. Fringe Pieces
Fringe is making a comeback! We think brides will start incorporating them into their bridal looks. Fringe detailing on an outfit can make a bold statement that screams bride! Whether your wedding theme is bohemian chic, modern, or rustic, fringe items like our Denim Jackets or Crochet Purses will fit it all. Fun, flirty, and festive–what’s not to love?!
5. Candid Photos
Natural-looking photos are in and more couples will want an editorial twist to their pictures. Don’t stress too much about how you plan to pose for your engagement or wedding photos– your authentic emotions will speak for themselves! Photographs of couples taking a walk, laughing, or doing an activity together are great ways to come up with candid pictures. Browse our more casual bridal wear that will easily complement a vision for relaxed and candid engagement photos. Recently, we’ve also noticed many prefer to have blurry or out-of-focus photographs. This further plays into this dreamy, impromptu look.
Put these ideas to use for your bridal journey in 2023! These growing trends will make your bridal outfits, photos, and wedding stand out while simultaneously fitting in beautifully! If you use any of our ideas or bridal accessories for your upcoming celebrations make sure to tag us @weddingfavorites!
Congrats on your engagement! Now what…? Engagement photos, of course! Like any celebratory life event or milestone, this is the perfect time to plan a photoshoot to capture the excitement and love between you and your partner. While it is important to organize details like the photographer, location(s), and outfits, remember that this process should be fun! Utilize this time to get comfortable planning and practicing how to pose for the wedding day. If you are stuck on what to wear or how to work with the camera, we got you with these 5 tips.
When to take your engagement photos depends on you. If you plan on using these photos for your save-the-date, we suggest planning to meet with your photographer 8+ months in advance of the wedding day. Ideally, this would give you enough time to ensure your photos are edited, printed, and mailed out at just the right moment. Otherwise, the most popular time frames to take the engagement photo will be right after the engagement date or 4-6 months before the wedding date.
To begin planning where you will take your photos, think about these questions: What are your favorite colors? Do you like nature? Or, are you a fan of city life in all its industrial glory? Is there a place that is special to both of you? Your first date location? Your favorite place to spend time together? Maybe, the spot is your towns local coffee shop or your favorite record store? What theme or atmosphere do you want to go for? Beachy? Vintage? Vibrant? If you can’t decide on one place, there is always the option to shoot in multiple locations.
WHAT TO WEAR:
Our favorite part of an engagement photo is… the outfits, of course! This is our most beloved tip we must share with you. Showcasing your future last name or new status is easy when your clothes and accessories do the talking. WeddingFavorites has plenty of options for jackets, hats, purses, and accessories to glam up any outfit you choose. We offer lots of neutral pieces that will add a personal touch without taking away from the stars of the pictures… the newly engaged couple!
Here are some of our favorite customer engagement photos to gain some inspiration from:
To achieve a minimal & natural background, a desert scape is a great option that creates a shining spotlight on the couple. The stunning future bride is wearing our Personalized Denim Jacket, color matching the future groom. Our denim jacket can be worn with almost any outfit, in this case, it elevates a gorgeous white dress to a chic fashion statement. With minimalism, sometimes less is more. The more relaxed you are, the better your photos will be.
We love high-quality vintage photos! This couple utilized a vintage photo filter in the editing process that was able to tie together multiple elements like their car, flower bouquet, Mrs Jean Jacket, and wrapped up into one beautiful engagement photo. This bride was able to stay classy and relaxed when she let her fashion make the announcement. If you don’t know what to do with your hands, think about holding and wearing our Mrs. Fedora Hat. The placement of her hands on the Fedora naturally guides the eye to the declaration, “Mrs.”, a picture with no caption needed. Taking pictures looking out into the distance away from the camera is a confident and stylish pose we recommend pairing with vintage-style shoots. With super cohesive and on-theme items, the pictures will turn out gorgeous, just like these retro ones.
Do you and your significant other enjoy winter, snow, or nature? If so, a snowy photoshoot is a great idea! This couple achieved a clear, contemporary engagement photoshoot by picking a wintery nature scene. Our Sparkly Mrs. Beanie will keep you warm & cozy while showcasing your future title the whole time! Just like this couple, consider switching up poses like warm hugs, gentle nuzzling, or super fun piggyback rides that highlight the natural, loving energy you both share. Our beanies come in several colors, so choose whatever colors you want that will amplify your photos.
With a pop of color from the teal car, a trendy jacket to display the future-shared-last-name, and a charming pose, this couple pops in these beautifully edited photos. The classic style leans on sepia and browns, which pair incredibly well with our White Sparkly Fringe Jacket. Without words, this jacket clearly communicates this new level of your relationship. Everyone will know that you are engaged and will be excited to see your new last name! The calm and effortless ambiance of these photos makes for great inspo!
If you live near the beach, you must consider the ocean as an option. Not only will there be impressive scenery, but you can achieve incredible energy in your photos based on the time of day. Early sunrise or mid-sunset are tricky times to achieve but offer a high reward. Who doesn’t want the dramatic colors of a sunset in the background? Girl, that makes for one powerful engagement photo! This bride-to-be opted to engage with our Mrs Fedora Hat in her photos. This hat doubles as a pretty accessory, and a fun prop for your poses. We LOVE their “kissing” pose behind the fedora! It’s a super cute and expressive idea for a couple who might be camera-shy.
Well, there you have it! 5 easy engagement photo ideas to guide and inspire your future photoshoot! Sign-up for our E-mail Newsletter for exclusive weekly wedding tips and inspo. We’ll share special tips, tricks, and good tidbits to help you break down all things bridal in your wedding journey. We are obsessed with all things wedding and love to see how you styled our products. If you use any of our bridal accessories for your engagement photos make sure to tag us @weddingfavorites!