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Unique Wedding Dresses for Spring Weddings

Unique Wedding Dresses for Spring Weddings

Every bride wants to feel special and unique on her wedding day. Getting married is a momentous occasion, and depending on your culture and upbringing, it can be a right of passage. Designing a wedding that is uniquely yours among all the traditions that go into a wedding ceremony and reception can feel difficult. Especially if you're not one to want to throw out all the wedding traditions all together. One simple way to ensure that your wedding day feels like it's truly a representation of who you are as a person and as a couple is to take some liberties in the style and design of your wedding dress. Wedding dresses are traditionally white, somewhat princess like, and usually floor length. A lot of brides have been playing with the style and color of their wedding dress to fit their personalities and preferences and the results are spectacular. Take a look at these unique wedding dresses for your spring wedding and see if we just might help you find a dress that will make your heart sing!

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MY BELOVED WHITE LACE MAXI DRESS from LULUS - $66

This simple white dress offers a unique look that's perfect for a warm spring wedding. The short underskirt, with the long over-lay is dramatic and sexy. This is perfect for the bride that is happy to show off some leg on her wedding day. Plus, at $66, it's THE dress for a bride wanting a unique wedding dress with a low wedding budget.
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SLINK AND WINK MATTE ROSE GOLD SEQUIN MAXI DRESS from LULUS$80

Another low budget option from Lulus is this sexy rose gold sequin gown. This glam style dress would look so gorgeous in a very natural garden wedding style. This contrast will make it a stand out and it will elevate the rest of the wedding.
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LACE  HOLLOW BOHEMIA WEDDING DRESS from OSHOPLIVE $199.99

We LOVE this Bohemia Wedding Dress. It's simple, but totally unique. It would be perfect for a wedding with a desert setting like we featured in our blog here.

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SWEEP TRAIN PRINCESS WEDDING DRESS from LalaMira$211.00

This romantic, blush wedding gown is perfect for any spring wedding. It pairs nicely with natural greenery tones or as a soft backdrop for a dramatic color pop. Wear a simple pearl comb in a princess-esk updo and you'll have the perfect bridal look. We love this gown because it has enough traditional style but is still one great option for unique wedding dresses.
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ARTISTIC WEDDING DRESS From ChrissyWaiching - $1,575.00

Now, is you're truly have your heart on only looking at unique wedding dresses to find the one then you should take a look at Chrissy WaiChing. She hand makes each dress to order. This is a surefire way to get the unique wedding gown your heart desires. We love this particular wedding dress because of it's soft ombre skirt that's design is truly unique. It can work into nearly any wedding style and you'll walk down the aisle feeling like your wedding day is truly one of a kind. 
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Favors and Send-Offs: Wedding Recessional Sparklers

A Recessional Alternative: Wedding Recessional Sparklers

Wedding Recessional Sparklers

When the bride and groom retreat to their wedding getaway car after the ceremony or reception, it's always fun to have the guests throwing rice, flowers, or any other number of colorful accessories. The effect is beautiful in pictures, and most of your guests will love to be a part of a lighthearted wedding tradition. There are some venues, however, that aren't so keen on allowing things thrown about willy-nilly, even if it is for a wedding. Wedding recessional sparklers help add a beautiful sparkle of color to your wedding day without any of the mess that venues get so testy about. Wedding recessional sparklers come in a variety of colors and styles; you don't have to stick with the traditional shower of rice or birdseed as you make your way off into the sunset.   My favorite types of wedding recessional sparklers are the ones that serve as both a send-off to the bride and groom and a favor for your guests. Wedding recessional sparklers that come in fun shapes (such as hearts and stars) make for great gifts for those who have come to witness your marriage. Place out two wedding recessional sparklers at each place setting - one for the send-off and one for your guests to keep. Everyone will love the sentiment of wedding recessional sparklers on both the day of your wedding and for the next firework occasion - maybe even your anniversary!
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Why a Restaurant Wedding?

Selecting a venue for your ceremony and/or reception is usually the first step for a couple looking to piece together their wedding day. The venue will dictate the style and the details of the wedding – so where should you start? I suggest finding a restaurant for one or both of your venue needs, and here’s why:   No Vendor Hassle
Shuffling 200 different contacts and vendors in the weeks leading up to your wedding is enough to set anyone over the edge when they’re trying to plan a wedding. When you choose a restaurant as your ceremony/reception venue, however, you’re guaranteed that at least the food will be there on time. Restaurants also often come with lists of vendors that they work with frequently, so you’re close to guaranteed to be working with someone familiar with the conditions of the venue.

No Décor Worries
Restaurant come with décor (hopefully), and if you pick the right restaurant, you may not even need to add anything of your own at all. Most venues that are familiar with the wedding scene will often have selections of linens, simple centerpieces (like candles or paper goods), and will know how to arrange seating for optimal visibility and aesthetic joy. The lighting will also already be arranged in a way that suits an event. Easy as pie! No Wait Staff Hunting
For weddings hosted in blank or unfinished spaces, many couples forget that someone really should be running around putting things together before everyone gets there. Hiring a whole private wait staff can get expensive, and you really don’t want another thing you have to add to your list of “things to worry about” on your wedding day. Restaurant package deals usually come with a trained and capable wait staff who are more than familiar with the flow of a wedding.

No Difficult Parking
It may sound silly to worry about parking convenience in the midst of bigger considerations, but this really is something you should consider. Many non-restaurant venues (such as state parks) will actually charge for parking, and you don’t want your guests climbing steep unpaved lots to get to your out-of-the-way venue. The logistics of paying for guest parking ahead of time can be frustrating, and you really don’t need the added stress. Restaurants are usually good about ample, easy parking – check it out ahead of time! No Clean-Up
I have a good friend who was a maid of honor in a wedding recently, and the bride confided this to her about her proposed post-wedding clean-up: “People who love me will stay and clean.”
Please don’t expect your guests and/or bridal party to do this, especially if you’re taking off right after the reception concludes. Restaurants will take care of the cleaning for you, and you don’t have to saddle grandpa with a broom and dustpan at 2am.

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Wedding “Essentials” that You Can Skip

Brides on a tight budget will sometimes have a hard time parting with “essential” things they normally associate with a wedding. But, honestly, if you end up married by the end of the day, you have achieved a successful wedding; everything else is just a bonus. If you’re worried about going over budget, consider skipping a few wedding “must-haves” that your day will survive without. You don’t absolutely “need”:   More than One Venue
Unless you’re invested in the idea of a church, far too many brides think that they need a space for their ceremony and a separate space for their reception. Bundling will save you a lot of green. I recommend finding a restaurant to host your nuptials – many spaces will cover décor and food, which will save you the hassle of finding a caterer and a rental company. If you’re pretty laid back, you may not even need to bring anything in as far as décor is concerned. Let them worry about it. Bushels of Fresh Flowers
Finding a venue that is naturally beautiful and full of shrubberies and wildflowers will save you a bundle on decorative, professional flowers. Flowers can eat up a huge amount of wedding cash, and they die – quickly. If I’m going to drop more than a thousand dollars on a detail of my wedding, I want it around for a while. If you love flowers and simply can’t live without them, ignore me. If you’re a bride who didn’t even know you could have a wedding without them, great alternatives are fabric or paper flowers. They’re fun crafts that you can make yourself and keep forever.

An Evening Itinerary
Breakfast, Lunch, and Brunch are undervalued wedding meals, and it’s about time we embrace them more in the wedding world. The advantages of a morning or early afternoon wedding far outnumber those events that take place in the evening: People tend to consume less alcohol earlier in the day, venues will have more availability (even on high-demand days), and I have it on the best authority that you have less time to have a bridal meltdown if your nuptials are before lunch.

An Expensive Officiant
While you can’t have a wedding without someone to perform the ceremony, there’s no reason to pay someone an arm and a leg for their services, unless you’re having a religious service. Find a friend or family member who’s willing, and $5 and ten minutes on the internet later you have an ordained clergy person. The advantage of having a close friend or family member officiate is their familiarity with your relationship; it’s always nice to have someone who knows you bonding you together for life.

Short Programs
Programs are helpful for long weddings that deal in services that some guests might not be familiar with, but if you’re having a simple summer wedding with a short, quick ceremony, programs can be kind of a waste. It’s a lot of paper that guests will simply throw away if you don’t think it’s entirely necessary. As for the names of the wedding party, just have them announced at your reception. No one will become belligerent because they didn’t catch the name of your maid of honor.

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