Planning A Wedding For 2018? Here Are The Tips You Need!By Delaina Dixon | December 27, 2017 | Relationships, Travel
My lovely Divas! There are only a few more days in the year, which means our resident bride, our Image Gal Samantha von Sperling, is now mere months away from her wedding in June 2018.
She’s gearing up for her very special day, so it’s the perfect time to share some tips to planning the perfect wedding!
The Location. A wedding is a complicated affair. And the first thought on your mind will be where to have it! Our bride is having a destination wedding, which is a great option for second-time brides who don’t have to worry about inviting every cousin or crazy uncle this time around. Some great places to consider are the Marriott CasaMagna, Cancun, which offers terrace and fountain as backdrops; Curtain Bluff, an all-inclusive resort on the island of Antigua; and Half Moon, Jamaica, which has its Sunset Beach gazebo to its expansive site of the Royal Pavillion – just to name a few. While its ideal to plan a wedding starting about a year out, the beauty of a destination wedding to one of thee locations is that many services you seek for a wedding will be included – and the others can be arranged effortlessly by their wedding planners on site!
The Dress! This will be the second biggest (and for some brides, the first!) thought for Wedding 2018! Azazie.com offers this advice: “The first thing to consider when you’re beginning to shop for your wedding dress is the silhouette. Ball gowns have a full skirt, a fitted bodice, and a cinched waist, which means they can add shape to brides with a boyish figure. These brides can also try a peplum skirt if they want to appear curvier.”
Finding a designer that appeals to all brides’ shapes and sizes can be a challenge, but many designers are starting to see the light to create gowns for all women. Check out our piece on designer Christian Sirianos‘ gowns. We also love the designs of Ethiopiann-born designer Amsale. You can find even more designers of color in this okayafrica.com piece.
The Post Work. Don’t forget to put together a post-wedding to-do list. You might have to combine living situations. You might have debt to consider. You might have rented things that need to be returned or gifts exchanged. Already got this to-do list mapped out? Then in addition to your wedding, you can enjoy your ceremony and honeymoon in their fullness.
Happy upcoming wedding brides!