How to Include Something Blue in Your Wedding

How to Include Something Blue in Your Wedding

Everybody knows weddings are full of tradition and etiquette – and although many things have changed in recent years, the truth is that most brides and grooms cannot simply bid farewell to wedding customs that have been passed down from one generation to the other.

Take, for example, the “Something Blue” tradition, still followed by a lot of couples on their wedding day. If you too want to follow this custom for your Big Day, you definitely want to make it unique and special – so we have gathered 4 of the most original Something Blue ideas for your wedding. Read on and inspire yourself:

*       Your hair. How about blue hair on your wedding day? If you’re an unconventional bride, but still want to adopt this tradition, blue hair is perfect for you! Keep in mind though: if you plan on changing your hair color to blue, make sure you do it with the help of a professional, to make sure it turns out perfectly. Also, remember that you don’t have to dye all of your hair blue – a few strands will do.
*       Your eyeliner. Cat eyeliner looks amazing on brides – but why not add a pop of color to your spring or summer wedding   and switch the black eyeliner with a blue one? There are various shades available on the market – from the brightest to the darkest – so you can find something that suits your natural beauty.
      Mascara. Same as with eyeliner, mascara comes in various blue shades as well. An electric shade will make your eyes pop in a very bright and beautiful way, while a toned down shade of blue mascara can accentuate brown eyes in a real subtle, pretty way.
*        Nails. Getting a proper manicure is, most definitely, one of your top priorities on the Big Day – especially since everyone will want to see both the engagement ring and the wedding band. Include a bit of blue in your manicure for a throwback at tradition in a very…non-traditional way! It will look so special!

Now that you have your something blue, how about the perfect wedding gown?  If you are planning a wedding, come visit Bridal Trousseau! Both our flagship store and our sample   salon are here to help you find the most stunning wedding gown your guests have ever seen!

How to Create the Perfect Candy Bar for the Big Day

How to Create the Perfect Candy Bar for the Big Day

Candy bars are irresistible – and that’s a universal given. It doesn’t matter the style of wedding or how large you want it to be – a candy bar at your wedding adds that little extra something people will talk about for months.

How do you create the perfect candy bar for your wedding? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

*        Pick up some nice containers. Cute transparent or slightly colored mason jars, heart-shaped bowls, cinema-inspired boxes, little to-go containers – there’s an almost limitless number of containers you can use for the candy bar. Pick the ones that suit you and your wedding style.
*       Choose the sweets. Again, there’s a huge range of possibilities here. Keep in mind, that people have seen cookies and cupcakes at every single wedding they’ve attended in the last few years, so if you want to be more unique, think out of the box. Gummy bears in champagne flavor, unique candy, maybe even a sweet recipe you’ve been using in your family for generations. Add your personality into the sweet mix on the candy bar and it will make quite the impression.
       Create the décor. Most of the times, you don’t need a lot of décor for the candy bar (especially if your containers and sweets already look like part of the wedding décor itself). However, a few flowers or green garlands, confetti, balloons, and other pretty pieces of décor can make this table even more attractive.

Now that you have the sweet part of your wedding planned, how about saying yes to your wedding dress?  If you are still looking, be sure to schedule a consultation with us.  We’re in New Haven, Connecticut and carry wedding gowns that will fit all sizes and most budgets.  We guarantee our boutique will provide you with gorgeous options you’ll simply fall in love with!

3 Popular Wedding Styles for 2018

3 Popular Wedding Styles for 2018

Ever since you were a little girl, you more than likely dreamed of your wedding style.  Of course, that dream comes in different forms for different brides.  For example, an outdoor wedding can be a simple backyard event or take place in a luxurious vineyard.

So, what is your wedding style and how can you breathe life into it at your wedding? We have some tips for you –

*        Classic. You want the big dress and even bigger party.  Everything must shine and sparkle, wedding cake is large and first dance romantic. You’re a true classic when it comes to weddings.  If that sounds like you, try a white and green wedding adorned with white roses and peonies.
*        Eclectic. You like to have fun with your wedding décor, and that is precisely why you should mix up not only colors that are less commonly seen together, but also textures. Everything about your wedding day is unique, from the shape of the wedding bouquet to the food and drinks you’ll serve.
*        Garden. You love nature, greenery and flowers. More than anything, you don’t want a large wedding, but a small, unique, and intimate one – so the idea of a garden party is attractive to you. Garden roses, antique items – you want it all, romantically embedded into your garden party décor.

Whatever your wedding style is we’ll have the wedding gown to match.  With a personalized wedding gown stylist at your service you’re sure to be the princess on your wedding day...whatever that means for you personally.  Schedule an appointment at Bridal Trousseau, and see why our salon is the choice for thousands of brides in the north east.

Are you on a budget or in a time crunch? Book an appointment at our sample salon where you will find designer gowns sold off the rack at a dramatically discounted price! Give us a call at (203) 745-4649 or go online to book your appointment at our sample salon!

How to prepare a wedding budget

How to prepare a wedding budget

Every wedding planning process starts with a dream…and a budget. It doesn’t matter if you can afford to spend a large chunk of change on your wedding or if you want to keep it budget-friendly – a wedding budget is an absolute must for all couples.  If you don’t, set a budget, you can easily get off track and regret your decisions later.

How do you even set a wedding budget? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

      Set a limit. Sit down with your fiancé and discuss your finances. What is the most you can afford to spend on your wedding? Who will pay for what? How much will be covered by you as a couple, and how much will your parents help you with (if anything at all)?
       What are your priorities? What are his priorities? Discuss these matters fully. In most cases, the bride and the groom want the same type of wedding;  but if you want something different or if he is keen on one (or more) particular elements, find your middle ground and work from there.
       Know when you should splurge and when you should save. There are a lot of areas of the wedding day where you can save a lot of money – such as the wedding favors, for example. However, there are others that tend to be more important to both the couple and the guests – such as the dress and the groom’s attire, the food, music and venue for example.

If an affordable luxurious wedding gown is on your list of must haves then come in and see what Bridal Trousseau has to offer.  We will help you find a wedding dress that will embrace everything you are – inside and out….and stay on budget.

How to Choose a Wedding Dress that Emphasizes Your Best

How to Choose a Wedding Dress that Emphasizes Your Best

As a bride-to-be, you want to find a wedding gown that makes you feel and look gorgeous. Yet, how do you start your search for the perfect dress – the one that suits your personality and emphasizes the most beautiful parts of your body? We have gathered some tips for you:

*        A small waist is beautifully emphasized by wedding gown designs with a focus around that area. A wedding sash or belt, a cutout in the waist section, or simply a crop-top (which, yes, could work wonderfully well for modern brides who want to leave the traditional dress behind) can create and enhance your shape.
*        Want to show off your stunning arms? You have so many options in terms of wedding dress design! Aside from sleeveless and strapless wedding gowns, you can also opt for an elegant and feminine off-the-shoulder design (it will surely add a lot of grace to your bridal attire!).  
*       If you want to emphasize your beautiful curves, you also have a lot of designs to choose from. For brides who want to show off a beautiful bust line, a scoop neckline, a V-neck and a sweetheart neckline work best. For those of you who want to show off a beautiful behind, mermaid gowns and trumpet gowns make for excellent choices.
*        Do you have a gorgeous back you want to show off in an elegant way? A deep back décolletage will flatter you and make you feel ultra-feminine and sophisticated – so don’t hesitate to settle for such a design!

Here at Bridal Trousseau, we believe every single bride is breathtaking in her own way – and we believe we have the perfect dress to help every bride feel like the most amazing woman on Earth. Contact us today and schedule an appointment – you will not regret it!

Follow these signs to know you’ve found the PERFECT Wedding Gown

Follow these signs to know you’ve found the PERFECT Wedding Gown

If you are a bride-to-be, you dream of your wedding day in many ways – but none of the moments you imagine is as emotional and romantic as the moment when you make your appearance at the wedding ceremony and everyone (including the groom) is mesmerized by your wedding gown.

How do you know that you’ve found the wedding dress – the one that will make you feel genuinely stunning wearing it? We’ve gathered some tips for you – continue reading to find out more.

*        It suits your wedding style and silhouette. Here at Bridal Trousseau, we believe there is a perfect dress for every bride and body type – and that dress will first and foremost suit her body, embracing it with all its beauty and uniqueness. Your wedding gown should fit you in terms of silhouette, and yes, it should most definitely suit your type of wedding as well.
*        You’re buying it because you love it. It’s as simple as that. You’re not buying this dress because your mother, mother-in-law, or best friends like how you look in it. And you’re not buying it because you’re tired of searching. You’re genuinely in love with it yourself.
*        You feel right in it. You feel it’s suitable for your personality, but you also feel comfortable from a physical point of view. You can move in this dress, you don’t feel constricted, and you can picture yourself dancing all night long wearing it. This dress is just right for you!

Have you found the perfect wedding dress, or are you still looking? If you’re still shopping around and haven’t found quite what you want, rest assured that you will definitely find it right here, at Bridal Trousseau! Contact us today and make an appointment – you will not regret it!

Top 3 Things to Do Once You Get Engaged

Top 3 Things to Do Once You Get Engaged

Congratulations on your engagement! We know you must be very excited about the upcoming Big Day!

At the same time, we know you might feel a little overwhelmed with the amount of information you’re bombarded with at the moment. That’s completely normal – all brides have been there, especially at the beginning of the wedding planning process.

What are the top 3 things you should do now that you’re engaged? We have gathered them right below – so read on if you want to find out more.

*        Insure your engagement ring (unless your fiancé has already done this, of course). Engagement ring insurance doesn’t cost much – but it can save you from a lot of trouble! After all, this is not just an expensive piece of jewelry – it’s a ring that bears a deep, beautiful significance for you. So, having it insured is a really good idea!
*       Create a timetable. As you will find out, the moment you make your engagement public is the moment everyone will start asking about the wedding date. Obviously, giving a clear answer right now is not an option – so start by thinking of potential wedding dates. This is what you will start your venue search from!
*        Plan a budget. We know this is not a fun activity – but it’s a crucial one. Talk to your fiancé and see how much you can afford spending on the Big Day, as well as who will pay for what. Clearing these things out from the very beginning will save you from a lot of headaches (and potential fights!) later on. 

Already done with the first steps of your wedding planning process? Looking for the perfect wedding gown? Be sure to contact Bridal Trousseau and schedule an appointment – you will definitely find the one right here, in our boutique!

White Friday Weekend

White Friday Weekend

Our biggest yearly event is even bigger this year! Skip the crazy Black Friday lines and book an appointment to take advantage of our store-wide savings. If you have your dress already, congratulations! Come let us help finish your bridal look with the perfect accessories.

The Bridal Alterations Process

The Bridal Alterations Process

Did you miss our last CT Style segment? We provided invaluable information you should consider to insure that your wedding gown fits just right on your special day. Watch it here!