Archive | February 2012

BRIDAL REGISTRY TRENDS,

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Bridal Registration Statistics from Bridal Monitor™

  • Brides who register have an average of 29% more guests at their wedding (143) versus those who do not register (111).
  • Brides who register tend to have weddings that are more traditional, formal and romantic than brides who do not register.
  • Brides who register spend 44% more on their wedding dresses than brides who do not register.
  • Bed, Bath & Beyond is the most frequently used bridal registry.
  • Cookware is the most often registered-for category in registry.
  • KitchenAid is the most often registered for brand in registry.
  • Better educated brides are significantly more likely to register than less educated brides.
  • Couples who register are nearly twice as likely to go on a cruise for their honeymoon as couples who do not register.
  • The top 10 largest registry categories have a projected market value of $1.3 billion dollars annually.
  • Martha Stewart Living is the brand that appears in the most registry product categories.

At Occasions Bridal and Evening Wear Boutique we are noticing that our brides are now registering at our bridal boutique for their wedding attire and complementing jewelry and accessories  gift certificates are a very popular item that can be used by the bride to help off set her costs , Guest books, garters ,toasting flutes, can all make lovely gifts for the bridal shower as does a engraved  cake knife and server.

Fun Fresh bridal Headpieces

 Romantic soft hair styles are quite the look this year. At Occasions we are noticing that our brides are looking for a more subdued hair piece to change into at their reception.

  A bold single flower a cluster of small buds or crystals intertwined throughout a brides undo are the perfect finishing touch. Brides are now also opting for a small veil of tulle or a russian net bird cage veil to complete the look.

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Fun Romantic Bridal Headpieces

Trend Alert Belts and Sashes

Bridal belts come in many fabric choices such as satin, taffeta and organza to add just the right look to any wedding gown.
You can even add a splash of color in your sash and the color of choice this season seems to be blush pink.
Beading is very previlent and you will see both pearls stones and  bugle beading. Lace applicate adds quite another feeling giving your gown a more tradition even vintage look.  Flower belts are perfect for a more laid back romantic look. Do you have an antique broach add that to for a sentimental yet old world style.
The wonderful thing about a belt is that it allows you to add your personality to your wedding gown.  Enjoy!