WEDDING STYLE BLOG

Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

  • Date: Mar 31, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Madeline Merinuk
  • Category: Articles   
Registries are an important part of any couple’s wedding. Your registry, like your wedding ceremony and reception, should be reflective of who you are as a couple, but COVID-19 tends to make anything wedding planning-related seem more difficult. Ultimately, having a registry isn’t required, but it’s a great way for your family and friends to show you that they love you and support your new life milestone. And, as we know, support is more valuable than ever these days. 
 
Wedding registry items for the home: 
 
-Workout equipment: Since a lot of people are working from home, not everyone can get out of the house like they used to. Workout equipment is a great addition to your registry because you can use it from the comfort of your home, and still get that good sweat in. (Did someone say Peloton?)
 
-Subscription services: In case you weren’t already aware, subscriptions usually make up a fair chunk of expenses for most households nowadays. Something like a year-long Netflix subscription, or a music streaming service, like Spotify would help fund any entertainment needs for the home. Or even a meal service like Hello Fresh or a wine subscription would be a great way to let your guests support you as a newlywed couple. And, this way, no one has to go out in public, and the entire transaction is contactless on both ends.
 
-Register online: Using websites where people can purchase registry items online that can be delivered to your house is a great way to have your guests give you a gift. Examples of sites like this include Bloomingdales , Macy’s or Williams Sonoma.

  
Other items for the happy couple:
 
-Donation: Consider having a registry item that is a donation to something that involves bigger funds. An example: honeymoon, first house fund. This way people can donate money to you, and it's completely hands-free for all involved. And, you get a little extra money toward whatever you’re saving up for. 
 
-Shop local: Try adding items from local stores to support small businesses and restaurants since small businesses across the nation have been struggling at increasing amounts in the past year. Not only are you supporting local families and making a difference in your community – you’re also getting a nice gift for your new home.
 
-Ask for a COVID-19 care basket: Newlyweds could request a “COVID couple” basket. Think a raffle basket, but it includes hand sanitizer, an air purifier, masks, vitamins, & other COVID-fighting items. Not only is this gift slightly comedic and cute, but it also allows any of your creative guests to make something fun and useful.
 
Whatever you do, don't stress. 
 
Planning a wedding during COVID doesn't have to be all stressful. Although parts of it can be frustrating, creating your registry is one of the things that can be really fun for you and your partner. With our helpful tips, you can make sure you're getting everything you want on your registry and keeping your guests safe.
 
 

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Registries are an important part of any couple’s wedding. Your registry, like your wedding ceremony and reception, should be reflective of who you are as a couple, but COVID-19 tends to make anything wedding planning-related seem more difficult. Ultimately, having a registry isn’t required, but it’s a great way for your family and friends to show you that they love you and support your new life milestone. And, as we know, support is more valuable than ever these days. 
 
Wedding registry items for the home: 
 
-Workout equipment: Since a lot of people are working from home, not everyone can get out of the house like they used to. Workout equipment is a great addition to your registry because you can use it from the comfort of your home, and still get that good sweat in. (Did someone say Peloton?)
 
-Subscription services: In case you weren’t already aware, subscriptions usually make up a fair chunk of expenses for most households nowadays. Something like a year-long Netflix subscription, or a music streaming service, like Spotify would help fund any entertainment needs for the home. Or even a meal service like Hello Fresh or a wine subscription would be a great way to let your guests support you as a newlywed couple. And, this way, no one has to go out in public, and the entire transaction is contactless on both ends.
 
-Register online: Using websites where people can purchase registry items online that can be delivered to your house is a great way to have your guests give you a gift. Examples of sites like this include Bloomingdales, Macy’s or Williams Sonoma.

  
Other items for the happy couple:
 
-Donation: Consider having a registry item that is a donation to something that involves bigger funds. An example: honeymoon, first house fund. This way people can donate money to you, and it's completely hands-free for all involved. And, you get a little extra money toward whatever you’re saving up for. 
 
-Shop local: Try adding items from local stores to support small businesses and restaurants since small businesses across the nation have been struggling at increasing amounts in the past year. Not only are you supporting local families and making a difference in your community – you’re also getting a nice gift for your new home.
 
-Ask for a COVID-19 care basket: Newlyweds could request a “COVID couple” basket. Think a raffle basket, but it includes hand sanitizer, an air purifier, masks, vitamins, & other COVID-fighting items. Not only is this gift slightly comedic and cute, but it also allows any of your creative guests to make something fun and useful.
 
Whatever you do, don't stress. 
 
Planning a wedding during COVID doesn't have to be all stressful. Although parts of it can be frustrating, creating your registry is one of the things that can be really fun for you and your partner. With our helpful tips, you can make sure you're getting everything you want on your registry and keeping your guests safe.
 
 

Want to plan your wedding colors based on the season you’re getting married in? If so, check out some popular wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas for 2020-2021 that are sure to make your special day the event of the season!
 
Fall In Love 
 
If you’re planning a fall-themed wedding, you’re in luck! Autumn allows for tons of gorgeous wedding color ideas, especially with the beautiful fall foliage. Trending colors include fired brick, maroon, pumpkin spice, or rust. These colors are also perfect to add into your bouquet with lots of sunflowers, peonies, roses, or other wildflowers. Additionally, fall foliage alone can make a visually appealing case for your bouquet or backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Even your bridesmaid dresses or venue decorations can combine these colors; a beautiful maroon or burnt orange would tie everything together and have your guests falling in love. 
 
 Autumn wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas
 
Winter Wonderland Colors
 
Is there anything quite as magical as a winter wedding? Deck the halls with these winter wedding ideas that are bound to make you and your guests as merry as can be. We all know that winter can be pretty chilly, but if you’re set on wearing a short-sleeved or strapless wedding gown, how about adding a faux fur coat? As for color scheming, you can select the traditional classic red and green color palette with variations of evergreen, crimson, and burgundy. However, if you want to create more of a winter wonderland, the icy snowfall and midnight blues, sparkling silvers, or the all winter whites will fully embrace the magical scenery. Finally, adding a little bit of winter décor evergreen trees, snowflakes, or holly) would be the perfect addition to create that winter wonderland. 
 
 Winter wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas
 
“I Do” to Spring Wedding Colors
 
As spring comes into full bloom, the best way to go about planning your wedding colors is to fully embrace the season! For example, with its pastel and lighter palettes, some wedding colors could include dusty rose, sky blue, mint, petal pink, lilac, and seafoam green. Between bridesmaid dresses, wedding décor, or your bouquet, these colors can be incorporated into all aspects of the wedding. Additionally, speaking of bouquets and floral arrangements, you can embrace springtime to the fullest with the season’s beautiful, vibrant flowers (like tulips, garden roses, and hyacinths) as a way to create the wedding of your dreams.
 
Spring wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas 
 
Fun in the Summer
 
With its sunny skies and warm weather, summer is the most popular season for weddings. Therefore, some décor ideas to capture your guests’ attention may include gorgeous lush greenery and bright, colorful flowers cascading along the altar or seating. As for wedding colors, bright, jeweled-tones like royal blue, amethyst, magenta, or marigold are perfect to make your wedding pop. However, if you’re looking for more of a beach-themed wedding, think of using ocean-inspired colors like Tiffany-blue or mint green. Pairing these colors alongside white or light blue flowers is the perfect way to go.
 
Summer wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas 
 
All photos courtesy of the following photographers. View more from each studio here.

Cassarino Studios

Déjà vu Studios

Jakub Redziniak Photography

Janelle Brooke Photography

One Fine Day Photographers

Silverfox Photography

Tino Photography

Tony Lante Photography


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Want to plan your wedding colors based on the season you’re getting married in? If so, check out some popular wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas for 2020-2021 that are sure to make your special day the event of the season!
 
Fall In Love 
 
If you’re planning a fall-themed wedding, you’re in luck! Autumn allows for tons of gorgeous wedding color ideas, especially with the beautiful fall foliage. Trending colors include fired brick, maroon, pumpkin spice, or rust. These colors are also perfect to add into your bouquet with lots of sunflowers, peonies, roses, or other wildflowers. Additionally, fall foliage alone can make a visually appealing case for your bouquet or backdrop for an outdoor wedding. Even your bridesmaid dresses or venue decorations can combine these colors; a beautiful maroon or burnt orange would tie everything together and have your guests falling in love. 
 
 Autumn wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas
 
Winter Wonderland Colors
 
Is there anything quite as magical as a winter wedding? Deck the halls with these winter wedding ideas that are bound to make you and your guests as merry as can be. We all know that winter can be pretty chilly, but if you’re set on wearing a short-sleeved or strapless wedding gown, how about adding a faux fur coat? As for color scheming, you can select the traditional classic red and green color palette with variations of evergreen, crimson, and burgundy. However, if you want to create more of a winter wonderland, the icy snowfall and midnight blues, sparkling silvers, or the all winter whites will fully embrace the magical scenery. Finally, adding a little bit of winter décor (like evergreen trees, snowflakes, or holly) would be the perfect addition to create that winter wonderland. 
 
 Winter wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas
 
“I Do” to Spring Wedding Colors
 
As spring comes into full bloom, the best way to go about planning your wedding colors is to fully embrace the season! For example, with its pastel and lighter palettes, some wedding colors could include dusty rose, sky blue, mint, petal pink, lilac, and seafoam green. Between bridesmaid dresses, wedding décor, or your bouquet, these colors can be incorporated into all aspects of the wedding. Additionally, speaking of bouquets and floral arrangements, you can embrace springtime to the fullest with the season’s beautiful, vibrant flowers (like tulips, garden roses, and hyacinths) as a way to create the wedding of your dreams.
 
Spring wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas 
 
Fun in the Summer
 
With its sunny skies and warm weather, summer is the most popular season for weddings. Therefore, some décor ideas to capture your guests’ attention may include gorgeous lush greenery and bright, colorful flowers cascading along the altar or seating. As for wedding colors, bright, jeweled-tones like royal blue, amethyst, magenta, or marigold are perfect to make your wedding pop. However, if you’re looking for more of a beach-themed wedding, think of using ocean-inspired colors like Tiffany-blue or mint green. Pairing these colors alongside white or light blue flowers is the perfect way to go.
 
Summer wedding color schemes, floral and décor ideas 
 
All photos courtesy of the following photographers. View more from each studio here.

Cassarino Studios

Déjà vu Studios

Jakub Redziniak Photography

Janelle Brooke Photography

One Fine Day Photographers

Silverfox Photography

Tino Photography

Tony Lante Photography


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