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To Spend or Not to Spend??

As any bride can tell you, this is a tough question! Throughout my wedding planning process (spanning the past 14 long months) I’ve had to ask myself, what is worth splurging on and what is not? I think it’s different for everyone. For me, I decided to cut corners on ceremony programs and calligraphy, among other things. I’m sure some of you would gasp in horror at the white address labels on my invitations but to me it really wasn’t a huge deal and it saved me some much needed moolah. Same with the programs, does anyone really read or keep them? I could just see myself taking scarce time and money to create the programs, only to see them left on the church pews. Not happening.

Some things I did splurge on? Almost everything else really! Just kidding (sort of). Seriously though, my main concerns were the venue, bridal gown and bridesmaids’ dresses. I figure if I look good, my girls look good, and the venue is amazing, that’s all anyone will remember, right? OK maybe there are some other important details (the groom I suppose, but they have it so easy – slap on a tux and they all look like 007), but these were my big three. I still cut some corners for my bridesmaids though, allowing them to wear whatever black shoes they want. Hopefully most of them already have something they can wear and if not, they don’t mind investing in a black pair of their choice. So, think about that when you’re choosing your girls’ dresses. Fall in love with a dress that’s a little pricier than you’d like? Splurge on the dress (what people remember most) and consider being lax on the shoes or even hair/makeup (i.e. maybe allow the girls to do their own makeup/hair if they like, to save some money). As for you brides, always splurge on yourself. The sparkly Christian Louboutins patiently waiting in my closet are proof positive that I did!

XO

Lindsay

Lovely and Long………

Jenny Yoo’s Maxine is a modified halter…..super cute and comfy, looks stunning with the…..

Luisa Belt!!

Sleek, modern and sophisticated.  Coren Moore’s gorgeous Katherine gown perfect for any elegant event affair, can be paired with a contrasting or matching sash or add some floral detail with……..

A.B. Ellie’s Bitty Brooklyn!!  Hello BLING!!!

A modern and unique take on a long gown Siri does everything right with the Santa Cruz gown!!

We love Anna Elyse’s Grace Sweetheart for it’s simplicity and elegance, would be perfect paired with a pashmina or fur stole!!

Lastly, Dessy Collection brings us Style # 2832 it is a super cute chiffon gown that comes in a TON of colors and needs no embellishment because of the adorable flower on the waist!!

Ladies, we know summer is right around the corner but you Fall and Winter brides should jump on our Long Dress Promo this month and save an EXTRA 5% off for all long bridesmaid dresses purchased this month!

 

Until next time!!

Stacey

XOXOXO

***Check out some other posts we did on long gowns!!

 

A.B. Ellie’s Bitty Brooklyn

Things we love: Statement pieces!!!

With the royal wedding right around the corner, there has been non-stop talk (especially amongst the Flair girls) about the statement pieces that Kate Middleton will inevitably wear. 
I mean, come on, she has access to the Queen’s jewels and an endless supply of Philip Treacy hats, of course she’ll pull off some jaw-dropping bridal accessories. So in honor of the upcoming nuptials, we’ve compiled some of the most fabulous statement pieces around…and just because you won’t be gaining an official royal title on your wedding day, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to feel (and dress) like a princess. 
Bridal headwear by Philip Treacy

Big Crystal & Chain Necklace by Vera Wang
Rhinestone hair accessory by Erin Cole Couture

Ivory vintage lace statement earrings by This Ilk (on Etsy.com)

Crystal Overload head wrap by Ban.do
 Make sure you make a STATEMENT on your “BIG” day!! We sure know Kate Middleton will!!
XOXO
Brooke