Dressing For The Occasion: A Guide to Matching Your Wedding Gown to Your Venue

You’ve chosen your venue. Now the next big step in wedding planning is finding your gown. You want to select a dress that mirror’s the style of the venue and your overall vision for the wedding. We’ve paired our favorite dresses with the most common type of venues to help you make your decision!

Mansion 

Your guests will be in awe of the lavish interior of your venue, so to ensure your gown takes center stage, incorporate a WOW factor. There is not a dull moment on this stunning Eddy K gown. The bodice has an elegant shimmer alongside intricate bead work, leading into a ruffled mermaid finish.

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Beach

Beach girl’s #1 concern about the outdoor ceremony is staying comfortable in the heat. This tulle gown is light weight and the train is small so you don’t need to worry about sweeping sand behind you! This simply chic dress is by WToo.

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Conservative Ceremony

A religious ceremony calls for a conservative gown. Thanks to Kate Middleton, long sleeve dresses are very on trend! Serve an elegant look from head to toe with this dress from Essence of Australia.

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Ballroom

Match your ballroom event space with a ball gown! Your wedding is the only chance to wear this kind of extravagant dress, so take advantage of the opportunity with this beauty designed by Allure Bridal.

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Looking at a different kind of venue that we did not list? Email us at info@LotusBridal.com to get paired with a bridal consultant to help you find the dress of your dreams.

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Wedding Hairstyles To Match Your Wedding Dress

The wedding dress is the star of the show, but your hair is your crowning glory. Be at your most beautiful by making sure that those two work hand-in-hand on your big day!

Here are some ideas to get your hairstyle brainstorming session started:

Chignon x Sweetheart Ball Gown

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This style is princess-meets-couture in every way possible. Sophisticated, elegant, yet it is every bit as romantic as the wedding dress of our childhood dreams. Finish this look with a chignon. It’s the best way to accentuate the lovely details of the gown — from the sweetheart neckline to the swooping low back — as well as your collarbones and shoulders. You look like royalty! Check out this Eddy K Couture gown for inspiration.

Updo x Boat Neck

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There’s something special about the boat neck’s simplicity. It’s very feminine, modest, yet when styled ideally, it radiates elegance. Wear your hair in an updo to match this neckline. This is a classic design, and anything that covers it would have the tendency to take away from its beauty. It’s definitely a sight, and people need to see it! This Amare Couture gown is a great example.

High Ponytail x High Neckline

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Did I actually just write high ponytail? Indeed, I did, and I stand by my word. While most brides prefer the classic romantic route, edgy brides must have their way, too! And this combination feels like the way to go. Keep your hair away from your face and allow your dress to take centerstage. A sleek ponytail will do just the trick, but it won’t be silent on the sidelines. It’s every bit as adventurous and elegant as you are. Don’t believe me? Check out this Justin Alexander Signature piece.

Loose Waves x V-neck

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The v-neck definitely creates a beautiful, feminine silhouette, and it’s perfectly finished with loose waves. Weddings are a wind-in-your-hair kind of occasion anyway, and you deserve to feel as carefree and beautiful as you look. Shake your locks, throw that bouquet, and feel extra confident in your skin. This Allure Bridals gown tells you exactly what I mean.

 

Guest blog for https://www.lotusbridal.com/

Words by Ayn Bernos, Content Manager for Wedding Favy

5 Sneaky Ways to Incorporate Your Something Blue into Your Big Day!

We’re all familiar with the bridal tradition of wearing “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue,” but what does it represent?

The Olde English rhyme outlines four good luck charms the bride carries on her the day of the wedding to bring different fortunes. Something Old represents continuity in marriage, something new is for a bright future, something borrowed is sharing in the happiness from another married couple, and last but not least, the blue symbolizes love and fidelity.

For the brides interested in keeping this tradition alive on her wedding day, we came up with 5 cute ways to seamlessly incorporate “Something Blue” into your ensemble.

1. Blue Opal Jewelry

Blue Opal is the perfect modern twist on the expected sapphire bling. We’re seeing the opal trend all over the Internet, so why not be the first to make it a wedding trend?

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2. Blue Ribbon Around Your Bouquet

Finishing your bouquet with a blue ribbon is a delicate way to tie in the tradition!

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3. Blue Shoes

A fun approach that not only adds a pop of color but also makes for a great wedding photo! We carry these Badgley Mishka beauties at Lotus Bridal!

4. Nail Color

Pick a light blue color that will look great with your white dress!

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5. Blue Garter

Keep your something blue a secret until the Garter Toss, or even until the wedding night 😉 This item is available for sale at Lotus Bridal

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