With most of the excitement geared toward women for a wedding it’s important to remember the man in your life. He too is going to be seen by everyone and should look his best on your big day. There are many options for men when it comes to suits. First, a well fitted suit is key. It may be worth it to invest in one he can own and wear again then getting a rental that looks like it’s a size too big. We headed to J. Crew to see some stylish options and show you some of their fun fabrics.
Let’s start formal with a tuxedo jacket. It’s clean, simple and classic. Priced at $388 for the jacket.
Next up a nice grey italian wool in houndstooth. Coat is $450.
We love the color of this blue suit coat. By adding a pop of color with the tie we think this suit will stand out and your man could be your something blue! Coat is $525.00.
Head over to J. Crew to see all their options and find something that will be in his closet for years after your wedding.
Are you an amazing vendor who would like to be a part of the longest running bridal boutique show? Do you have an amazing service or product that you want to get out in front of brides? Then sponsorship is perfect for you! We only have a few spots available for sponsoring the bridal show which will take place March 26th, 2014 from 6-9pm at Portland Center Stage at the Armory. This show is classy, high-end and has a relaxed feel. It has been the show that all others copy and we are flattered but there is only one Art of Weddings! No other bridal show has the social media following we do. You will reach newly engaged couples via facebook, twitter, pinterest, radio, postcards, Oregon Bride Magazine and on our popular blog!
Contact us today to find out how you can reserve your spot in this exciting bridal show. Deadline is October 28th to sign up for a sponsor to take advantage of all the social media benefits. Email us today at firstname.lastname@example.org, we look forward to hearing from you!
We are excited to announce the 2014 Art of Weddings Bridal Showcase! This will be the 10th Anniversary for the bridal show, so it’s going to be a very special one. The date of the upcoming show will be Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at the modern and swanky Portland Center Stage.
We are working on creating a special evening for everyone attending and details will be announced here on the blog and our facebook page.
Interested vendors please email at email@example.com for more information. Various booth sizes available. Mark your calendars and follow us for all the important updates!
It is one of those moments that you and your bride-to-be feel like you’re both on cloud nine: being so sweet with each other after your woman said “yes” to your marriage proposal. We hate to burst your bubble but it is not yet the time to celebrate, as there are a few things you shouldn’t do before proceeding to the wedding aisle.
1.Do not assure that you’ll cover all the expenses
While the bridesmaids adore your future wife’s sparkly Champagne diamond engagement ring and make them search for more at 77 Diamonds; there is a common mistake most couples make as they try to express their purest intentions without having an absolute idea how much a wedding would cost them. Upcoming brides, never promise your bridesmaid to cover her expenses and bring her a Landa Designs gown; doing so would only disappoint her as you tell her you cannot commit to do such. It may seem like a nice gesture but buying bridesmaids gowns will add up quickly. Instead give jewelry as a gift, something they can wear again.
2.Never allow your parents to plan your wedding
This would only give them the liberty to invite all of their friends, etc., without you and your spouse’s approval. Once you open this door it’s hard to close it again and can cause many fights. The guest list should include the people you want to share your wedding day with, not your parents golfing buddies! It is wise to talk the whole wedding plan with your groom and list down all the important things you need to include as a couple.
3.Stop inviting people
Once you do, you cannot run away from it. It’s ok to not invite everyone. Yes, some people will feel left out but if you are on a tight budget then know your limits. Feeding all your guests is the most expensive part of the day. Talk it over before you start announcing it to everyone. Do you want a large party or an intimate one? It is better to know your wedding plans and expenses, before you start tapping people.
4.Don’t delegate the “best” tasks to certain members of the family
It would be an awry scenario if your groom and his family found out that you have assigned the best tasks to your family members while you groom’s will have to deal with whatever tasks are left. Instead, ask both parties which task they would like to work on. This way, both parties can have the time to get along with each other. Also, keep the tasks simple and ones you won’t freak out over if they don’t do it the exact way you envisioned it! Let go of some of the control so you can focus on enjoying your day more!