WEDDING STYLE BLOG

Inspiration for the Long Island Bride

  • Date: Jul 26, 2022
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Style Files   

It’s all about the Beach - Here are just a few gift ideas for beach lovers.

SUNFLOW Beach Bundle Highlights:

  • Choose from 4 different positions for optimal lounging
  • Built with the highest quality rust-resistant materials
  • Crafted with water-resistant fabric that can be hosed off
  • Removable straps make it easy to carry
  • Attachable Dry Bag is perfect for stashing your stuff
  • Available in 27 different fashion-forward colors
  • Bundle also includes:
  • The Sun Shade - To protect you from 98% of the sun’s rays
  • The Drink Holder - The perfect spot for everything from a White Claw to a wine bottle
  • The Dry Bag - To keep your valuables dry, safe, and sand-free
  • The Towel - Attaches to the chair so it won’t fall down or fly away

The Beach Bundle - To learn more visit getsunflow.com

 

Summer weather can be brutal on hair. The sunlight, heat, and humidity can leave hair frizzy and dry, making people want to hide it under a hat. The good news is that there are hair care products that will help combat those issues, leaving hair to look and feel great all summer long.  Manna Kadar Beauty has launched a new Mane Hair Care line offering either shea butter and argan oil, which will keep hair moisturized, frizz-free, and looking fantastic. Visit the site for their hair care line: mannakadarcosmetics.com

Fun in the sun! Summertime and the smell of the beach. Bobbi Brown’s summer-inspired perfume Beach is the perfect gift for anyone that loves the beach.  

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It’s all about the Beach - Here are just a few gift ideas for beach lovers.

SUNFLOW Beach Bundle Highlights:

  • Choose from 4 different positions for optimal lounging
  • Built with the highest quality rust-resistant materials
  • Crafted with water-resistant fabric that can be hosed off
  • Removable straps make it easy to carry
  • Attachable Dry Bag is perfect for stashing your stuff
  • Available in 27 different fashion-forward colors
  • Bundle also includes:
  • The Sun Shade - To protect you from 98% of the sun’s rays
  • The Drink Holder - The perfect spot for everything from a White Claw to a wine bottle
  • The Dry Bag - To keep your valuables dry, safe, and sand-free
  • The Towel - Attaches to the chair so it won’t fall down or fly away

The Beach Bundle - To learn more visit getsunflow.com

 

Summer weather can be brutal on hair. The sunlight, heat, and humidity can leave hair frizzy and dry, making people want to hide it under a hat. The good news is that there are hair care products that will help combat those issues, leaving hair to look and feel great all summer long. Manna Kadar Beauty has launched a new Mane Hair Care line offering either shea butter and argan oil, which will keep hair moisturized, frizz-free, and looking fantastic. Visit the site for their hair care line: mannakadarcosmetics.com

Fun in the sun! Summertime and the smell of the beach. Bobbi Brown’s summer-inspired perfume Beach is the perfect gift for anyone that loves the beach.  

  • Date: May 24, 2022
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom
  • Category: Invitations   
Best Wedding Invitation Advice from an International Stationery Expert Attila Vermes, acclaimed wedding stationery designer
and craftsman based in Melbourne, Australia presents his top 5 tips to enjoy a stress-free invitation process for our beloved
Long Island bridal community.

1. Think of wedding invitations as the ‘prequel’ to your big day
The process of designing wedding cards, whether semi customized or fully customized, allows the couple to narrow down their preferences for on-the-day attire, visual signage, table decorations and more. Choosing the details that will appear on their wedding stationery such as paper stock, fonts, colors, monograms, embellishments and more will give the upcoming event its own style. It is a process that really ‘shapes’ the day and adds to the excitement for the couple and their dear guests. 

2. Start early and stay openminded
There is more on offer in modern wedding stationery print techniques and design than newly engaged couples can imagine. Such advancements make it possible to reflect the wedding couple’s identity through elegant, stunning stationery. 

Beginning as early as possible will enable the couple to do research on the diverse options, such as hot foil press, letterpress, blind embossing, white ink printing and other specialty print techniques to find the one that appeals to their taste and budget. It may be that initial ideas transform as brides and grooms move through the design stages with assistance from their chosen invitation studio. 

3. Professional advice is usually worth listening to
Crafting high quality print invites and custom cards is indeed an artform. If couples have their hearts set on a beautiful product, worthy of keeping as a memento of their special day, it pays to listen to their designer. Various combinations of print techniques, paper types and design details need to complement each other to get the best results.

4. Dodge the most common stress triggers of stationery ordering
Time and time again, enthusiastic couples find themselves under pressure during the invitation design process. The three main triggers are:

Budgeting and cost blow outs
. Often there are multiple ways to achieve a certain look. It is best to discuss, and get in writing, cost expectations with your designer at the outset. Do your invitations include the envelope? How much extra will it cost to add special details? Take their advice into consideration before moving forward and know your options.

Design issues. Couples are often so swept up in the array of wedding planning tasks that they rush through the invitation design process, only to be met with dissatisfaction. To avoid stress, spend extra time confirming all aspects of the final draft, focus on each element and ask all the right questions before locking in the design. If possible, insist on a mock-up or physical proof. This will save angst as the big day gets closer. 

Lack of accountability from your invitation seller. Unless a couple seeks the help of a full-scale designer and print studio, many companies outsource suppliers to produce your dream invites. This can lead to time lapses and uncertainty from the main contact person. If a couple is wanting premium wedding stationery it is worthwhile finding a studio that offers end-to-end in-house services for complete accountability and peace of mind. 

5. The trends of 2022 are not the most pricey
‘Understated elegance’ is the current trend and is likely to continue for 2022 and 2023 weddings in most forward-thinking cities around the world. Achieving more with less is the key. Minimal, classy design. This could mean, one feature monogram of the couple’s name in hot foil stamping. Perhaps, a laser die cut feature, heavyweight paper with blind embossing, or even a unique shape invite card such as an arch. Many modern stationery trends can be achieved for a lot less than couples think.

Most importantly, have fun with this design experience. After all, sharing your news in print is one of life’s biggest joys. 

For the most practical information on ordering your wedding invitations, download your free copy of Giant Invitations Ultimate Wedding Invitations Print Guide e-book hereJam-packed with essential facts, identifiable designer pitfalls, and industry-standard ‘cost cheat sheets’, this free e-book will save you weeks of research time and slash your budget in half.
 
Visit longislandbrideandgrom.com your ultimate wedding resource for planning a wedding on Long Island. 
 

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Best Wedding Invitation Advice from an International Stationery Expert Attila Vermes, acclaimed wedding stationery designer
and craftsman based in Melbourne, Australia presents his top 5 tips to enjoy a stress-free invitation process for our beloved
Long Island bridal community.

1. Think of wedding invitations as the ‘prequel’ to your big day
The process of designing wedding cards, whether semi customized or fully customized, allows the couple to narrow down their preferences for on-the-day attire, visual signage, table decorations and more. Choosing the details that will appear on their wedding stationery such as paper stock, fonts, colors, monograms, embellishments and more will give the upcoming event its own style. It is a process that really ‘shapes’ the day and adds to the excitement for the couple and their dear guests. 

2. Start early and stay openminded
There is more on offer in modern wedding stationery print techniques and design than newly engaged couples can imagine. Such advancements make it possible to reflect the wedding couple’s identity through elegant, stunning stationery. 

Beginning as early as possible will enable the couple to do research on the diverse options, such as hot foil press, letterpress, blind embossing, white ink printing and other specialty print techniques to find the one that appeals to their taste and budget. It may be that initial ideas transform as brides and grooms move through the design stages with assistance from their chosen invitation studio. 

3. Professional advice is usually worth listening to
Crafting high quality print invites and custom cards is indeed an artform. If couples have their hearts set on a beautiful product, worthy of keeping as a memento of their special day, it pays to listen to their designer. Various combinations of print techniques, paper types and design details need to complement each other to get the best results.

4. Dodge the most common stress triggers of stationery ordering
Time and time again, enthusiastic couples find themselves under pressure during the invitation design process. The three main triggers are:

Budgeting and cost blow outs
. Often there are multiple ways to achieve a certain look. It is best to discuss, and get in writing, cost expectations with your designer at the outset. Do your invitations include the envelope? How much extra will it cost to add special details? Take their advice into consideration before moving forward and know your options.

Design issues. Couples are often so swept up in the array of wedding planning tasks that they rush through the invitation design process, only to be met with dissatisfaction. To avoid stress, spend extra time confirming all aspects of the final draft, focus on each element and ask all the right questions before locking in the design. If possible, insist on a mock-up or physical proof. This will save angst as the big day gets closer. 

Lack of accountability from your invitation seller. Unless a couple seeks the help of a full-scale designer and print studio, many companies outsource suppliers to produce your dream invites. This can lead to time lapses and uncertainty from the main contact person. If a couple is wanting premium wedding stationery it is worthwhile finding a studio that offers end-to-end in-house services for complete accountability and peace of mind. 

5. The trends of 2022 are not the most pricey
‘Understated elegance’ is the current trend and is likely to continue for 2022 and 2023 weddings in most forward-thinking cities around the world. Achieving more with less is the key. Minimal, classy design. This could mean, one feature monogram of the couple’s name in hot foil stamping. Perhaps, a laser die cut feature, heavyweight paper with blind embossing, or even a unique shape invite card such as an arch. Many modern stationery trends can be achieved for a lot less than couples think.

Most importantly, have fun with this design experience. After all, sharing your news in print is one of life’s biggest joys. 

For the most practical information on ordering your wedding invitations, download your free copy of Giant Invitations Ultimate Wedding Invitations Print Guide e-book hereJam-packed with essential facts, identifiable designer pitfalls, and industry-standard ‘cost cheat sheets’, this free e-book will save you weeks of research time and slash your budget in half.
 
Visit longislandbrideandgrom.com your ultimate wedding resource for planning a wedding on Long Island. 
 

  • Date: Nov 12, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Kaitlyn Bancroft
  • Category: Planning Tips   
When engrossed in the wedding planning process, there are so many questions couples may be asking themselves on how to make their wedding unique. Whether it be the theme, the venue, or any number of factors that go into creating that magical day.  Here at Long Island Bride and Groom, we want to suggest a few ways to enhance the uniqueness factor of your wedding with helpful tips in creating the perfect wedding signature drinks.

Seasonal Wedding Signature Drinks
There are many different combinations of wedding signature drinks you can select from whether you decide to have alcohol or not. Either way, you can customize your drinks and make them your own. 

When planning out your personalized signature drinks, the season your wedding is in can be a great way to highlight your wedding theme.  For a fall wedding, one might consider a cider drink with notes of cinnamon or apple to bring back all of those fond memories. For example, your first apple picking date.  

Who wouldn’t want to have their very own Winter Wonderland? The good news is that you can, by adding some custom wedding drinks that fit perfectly with the holly jolliness of this season. We can’t talk about winter without mentioning some sweet sips that will make you want to take a bite of a sugar cookie right after, whether it be a peppermint White Russian or an Eggnog Martini.
 
Spring and Summer provide the perfect excuse to get fruity with your wedding signature drinks. When trying to come up with creative ideas that coincide with these light and fun seasons it will make you wonder how many different ways your everyday fruit can be configured. Long story short, it’s a lot. Therefore, you could serve your guests a refreshing rendition of an old classic like a watermelon mojito or stick to the basics with a nice sangria. The vibrant colors of these drinks alone can bring the same upbeat energy that is deserved on your special day.

Holidays Spirits
While on the topic of seasons, we can’t leave out some of the holidays within these seasons, which makes them so notable. Seasons bring a wide range of flavors to incorporate into your wedding signature drink options while holidays bring in a certain presentation factor. Sometimes it’s not just about the taste of the drink, but it’s also the experience a guest will have while drinking it. Halloween is a great example of how appearance can play a role in a specialty drink.  You can have your guests drink out of a mini pumpkin and turn it into an experience. The same can be said by adding a candy cane rim to a drink or replacing a regular old twirler with a cinnamon stick for the winter holidays. Adding any of these festive features can be the gift that keeps on giving for your wedding.

Classic with a twist
Wedding planning, however, can be overwhelming with so many factors to consider when structuring your big day. If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of adding a signature drink to the wedding theme don’t be afraid to stick with the classics. They are called classics for a reason.  Wine, beer, and champagne will always be crowd-pleasers and can be excellent to accompany your celebrations. For example, a creative way to serve a classic drink like beer would be to have a craft beer sampling and to enhance the experience you could serve hot pretzels along with the tasting.  

What's your favorite theme drink?
Make a mark on your wedding. The possibilities in which you can do so are endless.  Festive drinks that follow a theme or season can be a creative option, but you don’t necessarily have to follow that specific pattern. Simply creating a fun and custom name of a drink to make it unique to your wedding or switching up the presentation of the drinks can also be innovative ways to make the most of your big day. The bottom line is the sky is the limit in the drink world, and you can utilize any of these ideas to your advantage and make it an experience your guests will be talking about for weeks after the wedding is over.  Cheers! 
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When engrossed in the wedding planning process, there are so many questions couples may be asking themselves on how to make their wedding unique. Whether it be the theme, the venue, or any number of factors that go into creating that magical day.  Here at Long Island Bride and Groom, we want to suggest a few ways to enhance the uniqueness factor of your wedding with helpful tips in creating the perfect wedding signature drinks.

Seasonal Wedding Signature Drinks
There are many different combinations of wedding signature drinks you can select from whether you decide to have alcohol or not. Either way, you can customize your drinks and make them your own. 

When planning out your personalized signature drinks, the season your wedding is in can be a great way to highlight your wedding theme.  For a fall wedding, one might consider a cider drink with notes of cinnamon or apple to bring back all of those fond memories. For example, your first apple picking date.  

Who wouldn’t want to have their very own Winter Wonderland? The good news is that you can, by adding some custom wedding drinks that fit perfectly with the holly jolliness of this season. We can’t talk about winter without mentioning some sweet sips that will make you want to take a bite of a sugar cookie right after, whether it be a peppermint White Russian or an Eggnog Martini.
 
Spring and Summer provide the perfect excuse to get fruity with your wedding signature drinks. When trying to come up with creative ideas that coincide with these light and fun seasons it will make you wonder how many different ways your everyday fruit can be configured. Long story short, it’s a lot. Therefore, you could serve your guests a refreshing rendition of an old classic like a watermelon mojito or stick to the basics with a nice sangria. The vibrant colors of these drinks alone can bring the same upbeat energy that is deserved on your special day.

Holidays Spirits
While on the topic of seasons, we can’t leave out some of the holidays within these seasons, which makes them so notable. Seasons bring a wide range of flavors to incorporate into your wedding signature drink options while holidays bring in a certain presentation factor. Sometimes it’s not just about the taste of the drink, but it’s also the experience a guest will have while drinking it. Halloween is a great example of how appearance can play a role in a specialty drink.  You can have your guests drink out of a mini pumpkin and turn it into an experience. The same can be said by adding a candy cane rim to a drink or replacing a regular old twirler with a cinnamon stick for the winter holidays. Adding any of these festive features can be the gift that keeps on giving for your wedding.

Classic with a twist
Wedding planning, however, can be overwhelming with so many factors to consider when structuring your big day. If you feel overwhelmed by the thought of adding a signature drink to the wedding theme don’t be afraid to stick with the classics. They are called classics for a reason.  Wine, beer, and champagne will always be crowd-pleasers and can be excellent to accompany your celebrations. For example, a creative way to serve a classic drink like beer would be to have a craft beer sampling and to enhance the experience you could serve hot pretzels along with the tasting.  

What's your favorite theme drink?
Make a mark on your wedding. The possibilities in which you can do so are endless.  Festive drinks that follow a theme or season can be a creative option, but you don’t necessarily have to follow that specific pattern. Simply creating a fun and custom name of a drink to make it unique to your wedding or switching up the presentation of the drinks can also be innovative ways to make the most of your big day. The bottom line is the sky is the limit in the drink world, and you can utilize any of these ideas to your advantage and make it an experience your guests will be talking about for weeks after the wedding is over.  Cheers! 
  • Date: May 05, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Madeline Merinuk
  • Category: Health & Beauty   
Your wedding is undoubtedly one of the most special days of your life. It’s filled with special memories that will, no doubt, be captured on photo and video — so it’s crucial to look and feel your best when the big day arrives. But, a natural glow doesn’t come overnight. If the idea of planning out treatments and appointments is stressful, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s LI Bride and Groom’s pre-wedding beauty routine timeline of what you need to do and when. You’re welcome in advance.
 
6-8 months

-Start scheduling hair and makeup trials, and then immediately book your hair appointment. The last thing you want is to get caught last minute because no stylists are taking appointments. (Pro-tip: get your dress before you make your hair trial -- your stylist will probably be making some creative decisions for your hair based on the cut of your dress.)

-Update your skincare routine. Now’s the time to start being strict and incorporating good ingredients into your regimen.

-Get your sweat on. There’s no pressure to shed a certain amount of pounds or achieve any crazy fitness goals, but getting into a routine will keep your mood boosted and your heart healthy before your big day.

3-5 months

-Start getting waxed or laser hair removal. This isn’t necessary, but if this is something that makes you feel good, you’ll thank yourself for starting early.

-If being a little bronzed on your big day is important to you, start testing different self-tanner brands or try out different tanning salons near you. There’s nothing worse than a failed tan attempt, let alone on your wedding day.
 
1-2 months

-Look into getting a teeth whitening appointment, and then maintain the treatment with an at-home kit for a few weeks afterward to keep your teeth white and shiny.

-Get a facial, and give yourself some time to make sure your face doesn’t have an adverse reaction to the products. Your skin will thank you.

-Head to a nail salon and do a test run mani-pedi to make sure your nails will look the way you want.

1 week

-Schedule an appointment with a trusted hairstylist and treat yourself. Whether it’s a keratin treatment, a gloss, or subtle highlights, you’ll be grateful you gave your hair a little extra oomph.

-Get your brows done. Trust us — this is crucial.

-Get your final waxing treatment and give your skin time to heal before the wedding.

2-3 days

-Time to get your mani-pedi!

-Try an at-home facial peel or a face mask that’ll get rid of any unwanted redness and blemishes a few days beforehand.

-This is a perfect time to get your spray tan because, by the time your wedding day comes, you’ll have a nice, subtle glow about you.

The night before

-Drink lots of water. It’s one of the most important things you can do for your complexion.

-Relax and do some meditation. You deserve some moments of peace to commemorate all of the hard work you’ve put into the wedding planning process.

-Get some beauty sleep! It’s no secret that this is a key factor in looking and feeling your best for your wedding day.
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Your wedding is undoubtedly one of the most special days of your life. It’s filled with special memories that will, no doubt, be captured on photo and video — so it’s crucial to look and feel your best when the big day arrives. But, a natural glow doesn’t come overnight. If the idea of planning out treatments and appointments is stressful, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here’s LI Bride and Groom’s pre-wedding beauty routine timeline of what you need to do and when. You’re welcome in advance.
 
6-8 months

-Start scheduling hair and makeup trials, and then immediately book your hair appointment. The last thing you want is to get caught last minute because no stylists are taking appointments. (Pro-tip: get your dress before you make your hair trial -- your stylist will probably be making some creative decisions for your hair based on the cut of your dress.)

-Update your skincare routine. Now’s the time to start being strict and incorporating good ingredients into your regimen.

-Get your sweat on. There’s no pressure to shed a certain amount of pounds or achieve any crazy fitness goals, but getting into a routine will keep your mood boosted and your heart healthy before your big day.

3-5 months

-Start getting waxed or laser hair removal. This isn’t necessary, but if this is something that makes you feel good, you’ll thank yourself for starting early.

-If being a little bronzed on your big day is important to you, start testing different self-tanner brands or try out different tanning salons near you. There’s nothing worse than a failed tan attempt, let alone on your wedding day.
 
1-2 months

-Look into getting a teeth whitening appointment, and then maintain the treatment with an at-home kit for a few weeks afterward to keep your teeth white and shiny.

-Get a facial, and give yourself some time to make sure your face doesn’t have an adverse reaction to the products. Your skin will thank you.

-Head to a nail salon and do a test run mani-pedi to make sure your nails will look the way you want.

1 week

-Schedule an appointment with a trusted hairstylist and treat yourself. Whether it’s a keratin treatment, a gloss, or subtle highlights, you’ll be grateful you gave your hair a little extra oomph.

-Get your brows done. Trust us — this is crucial.

-Get your final waxing treatment and give your skin time to heal before the wedding.

2-3 days

-Time to get your mani-pedi!

-Try an at-home facial peel or a face mask that’ll get rid of any unwanted redness and blemishes a few days beforehand.

-This is a perfect time to get your spray tan because, by the time your wedding day comes, you’ll have a nice, subtle glow about you.

The night before

-Drink lots of water. It’s one of the most important things you can do for your complexion.

-Relax and do some meditation. You deserve some moments of peace to commemorate all of the hard work you’ve put into the wedding planning process.

-Get some beauty sleep! It’s no secret that this is a key factor in looking and feeling your best for your wedding day.
Getting hair done before wedding.
Bride doing her skincare.
Bride getting ready for wedding.
Bride getting a facial.
  • Date: Apr 12, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Danielle Koscik
  • Category: Planning Tips   
Weddings are the chance for you to bring everyone you love together in one place to celebrate, but what about the furry friends we keep at home who love us the most? We are talking about your dogs and cats! There are many adorable ways to include your pets in your wedding. We have a few tips on how to make your pet feel like a member of the family on your wedding day. However, remember to always check with your venue and their COVID-19 restrictions to find out if they allow pets.
 
A Pet is Man’s Best Ring Bearer
 
An idea that is trendy for well-behaved and obedient pets is making them the ring bearer or flower girl. This is the perfect chance to dress up your cat or dog in an adorable little tuxedo. Then you could attach the rings to a pillow on their back. For your flower girl pet, you can put her in a dress or even a simple collar with flowers. If your pet comes to you on command, they can walk down the aisle to you all on their own. Otherwise, you can have a traditional ring bearer and flower girl walk your pet on a leash to you.
 
Pets are the Star of the Wedding
 
Your obedient pet can also be present in your wedding ceremony by standing with you at the altar. Having your pet front and center during your ceremony gives your guests an even more adorable view. He or she can also be a great visual representation of your union as a couple. Especially when your dog or cat is one that you share with your partner. Make sure you have someone there who can care of your pet in case things don’t go as planned. Preferably this person should be a pet sitter and not one of your guests.
 
Pampered Pet
 
If you do not want the stress of looking after your pet during your ceremony and reception, we have an idea for you too. A great way to spend time with your dog or cat on your wedding day is by inviting them to the getting ready suite. By doing this you can keep a careful eye on them while also getting ready. This is also a great chance for some adorable photos. As well as a very special way to share a moment with your pet.
 
Picture Perfect Pet
 
Another way to incorporate your four-legged friend is by including them in your wedding portraits. Bring them along with you and the photographer when you take pictures after the ceremony. There are simple ways to take pictures as a new couple and have your pet there as well. If your pet can't be there on the day of your wedding, you can always include them in your engagement photos instead.
 
Pet Inspired Treats
 
Although it is fun to have your furry friend at your wedding sometimes it is not possible. There are still creative ways your pet can be included in your wedding. One way is to create a signature drink for your wedding, and what better way to honor your pet than naming it after them. For example, “Marley’s Margarita” or “Bella’s Brew.”
 
You also can include them in your cake décor by adding a cake topper that resembles them. Additionally, you could hire a baker to make cookies with your pet's face on them. You can serve these with dessert or send them home with guests as a favor. Lastly, in lieu of favors you could make a donation in your guests honor to a local animal shelter. 
 
Things to Remember
 
Bringing a pet to your wedding is a big commitment, make sure you, your guests and your pet are prepared beforehand. To avoid issues with guests that may have allergies to pets, let them know on the save the date and invitation that an animal will be at the wedding. You can make your pet more comfortable by bringing them to the venue and letting them sniff around a few times before your special day. Pets can be very unpredictable so it is best to prepare well and put as little stress as possible on them on the day of.
 
Your pet is a big part of your life, so it only makes sense to have them be a part of your big day. These are just a few tips, but there are numerous creative ways to include your pet in your wedding.

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Weddings are the chance for you to bring everyone you love together in one place to celebrate, but what about the furry friends we keep at home who love us the most? We are talking about your dogs and cats! There are many adorable ways to include your pets in your wedding. We have a few tips on how to make your pet feel like a member of the family on your wedding day. However, remember to always check with your venue and their COVID-19 restrictions to find out if they allow pets.
 
A Pet is Man’s Best Ring Bearer
 
An idea that is trendy for well-behaved and obedient pets is making them the ring bearer or flower girl. This is the perfect chance to dress up your cat or dog in an adorable little tuxedo. Then you could attach the rings to a pillow on their back. For your flower girl pet, you can put her in a dress or even a simple collar with flowers. If your pet comes to you on command, they can walk down the aisle to you all on their own. Otherwise, you can have a traditional ring bearer and flower girl walk your pet on a leash to you.
 
Pets are the Star of the Wedding
 
Your obedient pet can also be present in your wedding ceremony by standing with you at the altar. Having your pet front and center during your ceremony gives your guests an even more adorable view. He or she can also be a great visual representation of your union as a couple. Especially when your dog or cat is one that you share with your partner. Make sure you have someone there who can take care of your pet in case things don’t go as planned. Preferably this person should be a pet sitter and not one of your guests.
 
Pampered Pet
 
If you do not want the stress of looking after your pet during your ceremony and reception, we have an idea for you too. A great way to spend time with your dog or cat on your wedding day is by inviting them to the getting ready suite. By doing this you can keep a careful eye on them while also getting ready. This is also a great chance for some adorable photos. As well as a very special way to share a moment with your pet.
 
Picture Perfect Pet
 
Another way to incorporate your four-legged friend is by including them in your wedding portraits. Bring them along with you and the photographer when you take pictures after the ceremony. There are simple ways to take pictures as a new couple and have your pet there as well. If your pet can't be there on the day of your wedding, you can always include them in your engagement photos instead.
 
Pet Inspired Treats
 
Although it is fun to have your furry friend at your wedding sometimes it is not possible. There are still creative ways your pet can be included in your wedding. One way is to create a signature drink for your wedding, and what better way to honor your pet than naming it after them. For example, “Marley’s Margarita” or “Bella’s Brew.”
 
You also can include them in your cake décor by adding a cake topper that resembles them. Additionally, you could hire a baker to make cookies with your pet's face on them. You can serve these with dessert or send them home with guests as a favor. Lastly, in lieu of favors you could make a donation in your guests honor to a local animal shelter. 
 
Things to Remember
 
Bringing a pet to your wedding is a big commitment, make sure you, your guests and your pet are prepared beforehand. To avoid issues with guests that may have allergies to pets, let them know on the save the date and invitation that an animal will be at the wedding. You can make your pet more comfortable by bringing them to the venue and letting them sniff around a few times before your special day. Pets can be very unpredictable so it is best to prepare well and put as little stress as possible on them on the day of.
 
Your pet is a big part of your life, so it only makes sense to have them be a part of your big day. These are just a few tips, but there are numerous creative ways to include your pet in your wedding.

  • 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.
 
 

  • Date: Mar 29, 2021
  • Author: Long Island Bride and Groom - Natalie Khait
  • Category: Wedding Fashion   
There's plenty that goes into making sure that a bride looks impeccable on her wedding day. She needs to think about the dress, makeup, hair, and most importantly her shoes. For some brides, finding the perfect shoes to wear on their wedding day isn’t a big deal but, for others it can be challenging to find the perfect fit. There are many factors to consider when looking for your ultimate wedding shoes.
 
Here are a few helpful tips in finding the perfect wedding shoes you'll love for your big day:
 
First things First - Find Your Dress First 
 
Starting off, there's no point in finding the perfect wedding shoes you'll love if you don’t have a dress. (unless you're a shoe fashionista, then by all means get your shoes first) First and foremost the length and style of your dress will be a key factor in the style of shoe you select. Bring your shoes to your first wedding gown fitting if possible. If you’re going for a shorter wedding dress your shoes will be a statement accessory.
 
Pop of Color
 
Most brides have a very specific wedding style that they want to wear on their special day. Some brides are drawn to traditional style shoes that are white and nude. On the other hand, maybe you want to step outside the box. For instance, add some colorful options like pink and red. Along with that, keeping with traditions you can add “something blue” for your shoes to complete your wedding day look.
 
Wedding Day Theme and Style
 
Your wedding gown style and wedding day theme will determine the type of shoes you want to consider for your event.  Therefore, your options are endless, anything from various types of pumps, bridal flats to strappy sandals, wedges, sneakers, and beach flat sandals. In creating your wedding day look, keep in mind your venue and the location that your ceremony will be taking place. For example, a beach vs a garden ceremony.  Don’t want your heels to get damaged; we have found an awesome heel protector called “The Soulmates” that will save your heel from getting ruined.
 
If the Shoe Fits Wear it!
 
Above all, you’ll want to start early and research all of the shoe options (try them on) and make sure they’re comfortable. As a bride you're going to be on your feet throughout the entire day, so make should they are the perfect fit. Obviously, there are thousands of different styles of bridal shoes. In other words, you won’t know if it’s the right fit until your foot slips into it. If you like multiple pairs, buy them all but make sure you know the store's return policy so you can return the ones you don’t like.  
 
Wear them again
 
Lastly, find a pair of shoes that are versatile and can be worn to another event. Every time you wear these shoes they will remind you of your big day.  Women tend to buy shoes once for special occasions and then will never wear them again.
 
Whatever the color or style of shoes you select, just make sure that you love them and they are comfortable because you will be in them for the entire time of your wedding and they will be in all your wedding pictures. Happy Shoe Hunting:) 
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There's plenty that goes into making sure that a bride looks impeccable on her wedding day. She needs to think about the dress, makeup, hair, and most importantly her shoes. For some brides, finding the perfect shoes to wear on their wedding day isn’t a big deal but, for others it can be challenging to find the perfect fit. There are many factors to consider when looking for your ultimate wedding shoes.
 
Here are a few helpful tips in finding the perfect wedding shoes you'll love for your big day:
 
First things First - Find Your Dress First 
 
Starting off, there's no point in finding the perfect wedding shoes you'll love if you don’t have a dress. (unless you're a shoe fashionista, then by all means get your shoes first) First and foremost the length and style of your dress will be a key factor in the style of shoe you select. Bring your shoes to your first wedding gown fitting if possible. If you’re going for a shorter wedding dress your shoes will be a statement accessory.
 
Pop of Color
 
Most brides have a very specific wedding style that they want to wear on their special day. Some brides are drawn to traditional style shoes that are white and nude. On the other hand, maybe you want to step outside the box. For instance, add some colorful options like pink and red. Along with that, keeping with traditions you can add “something blue” for your shoes to complete your wedding day look.
 
Wedding Day Theme and Style
 
Your wedding gown style and wedding day theme will determine the type of shoes you want to consider for your event.  Therefore, your options are endless, anything from various types of pumps, bridal flats to strappy sandals, wedges, sneakers, and beach flat sandals. In creating your wedding day look, keep in mind your venue and the location that your ceremony will be taking place. For example, a beach vs a garden ceremony.  Don’t want your heels to get damaged; we have found an awesome heel protector called “The Soulmates” that will save your heel from getting ruined.
 
If the Shoe Fits Wear it!
 
Above all, you’ll want to start early and research all of the shoe options (try them on) and make sure they’re comfortable. As a bride you're going to be on your feet throughout the entire day, so make should they are the perfect fit. Obviously, there are thousands of different styles of bridal shoes. In other words, you won’t know if it’s the right fit until your foot slips into it. If you like multiple pairs, buy them all but make sure you know the store's return policy so you can return the ones you don’t like.  
 
Wear them again
 
Lastly, find a pair of shoes that are versatile and can be worn to another event. Every time you wear these shoes they will remind you of your big day.  Women tend to buy shoes once for special occasions and then will never wear them again.
 
Whatever the color or style of shoes you select, just make sure that you love them and they are comfortable because you will be in them for the entire time of your wedding and they will be in all your wedding pictures. Happy Shoe Hunting:) 
Jimmy Choo pearl high heels.
Jimmy Choo
Wedding shoes in front of church.
Nina wedding shoe with blue bow on top.
Nina Shoes