How to Style your Wedding Party: Part III | Denver Wedding Photographer
Good afternoon and happy #WeddingWednesday! Today we are concluding our 3 part series on How to Style your Wedding Party with Liz Cohen at White Daisy Events.
Wedding fashion can be one of the most difficult aspects of the wedding planning process. Within this three part series, We are discussing the do’s and don’ts of wedding attire, when is the best time to shop and order different fashion pieces, wedding fashion traditions and how White Daisy Events can help make your wedding styling experience so much easier.
In Part I we talked about the do’s and don’ts of wedding attire. Part I can be found here.
In Part II we discussed when the best time is to shop and order different fashion pieces to help make your wedding styling experience as enjoyable and fun as possible. If you missed Part II it can be found here.
Concluding our series with Part III, we are going to dive into the wedding fashion traditions and how White Daisy Events can help make your wedding styling experience so much easier.
Last blog I ended with a “to be continued” regarding when is the best time to buy the fashion for the mother of the bride and mother of the groom. The reason for this is simple. It is tradition for the mother of the bride to choose her outfit first and the mother of the groom to choose an outfit based off what the mother of the bride chose to wear. This way the two moms compliment each other but the MOG does not outshine the MOB. As a stylist, I, also, tend to recommend that both the MOB and the MOG avoid wearing the same color as the bridesmaids.
As far as when to order, I suggest that the mother of the bride and the mother of the groom both either order their dresses 5 months before the wedding or purchase them from a store at least 4 weeks before the wedding. I recommend doing this after the bridesmaid dresses have been chosen so you know which color(s) to avoid.
Traditionally, the father of the bride and the father of the groom would also match, wearing the same suit or tuxedo. They can either wear the same thing as the groomsmen or as the groom. I personally love it when the fathers wear the same suit or tux as the groomsmen but perhaps different color ties.
Other wedding traditions I am truly fond of come from unique places that you may not of known. Here are four common wedding fashion traditions and their origin. From there you can decide if it is a tradition you wish to follow.
- Queen Victoria is credited with starting the white wedding dress trend in 1840 — before then, brides simply wore their best dress. Also, brides would wear blue instead of white to represent purity.
- Wearing matching bridesmaids dresses is actually a sign of good luck. In Roman times people believed that evil spirits would attend the wedding in attempt to curse the bride and the groom. By the bridesmaids dressing just like the bride it would confuse the spirits, which in return would bring good luck to the newly wed couple.
- On the same note, brides would also wear veils because the Greeks and Romans believed it would protect her from the evil spirits as well.
- Have you ever wondered why brides are told to wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue? Here’s why; something old represents continuity; something new offers optimism for the future; something borrowed symbolizes borrowed happiness; something blue stands for purity, love, and fidelity.
So whether you believe in evil spirits or not, now you know where the fashion wedding traditions come from.
How can White Daisy Events help you? We specialize in wedding fashion styling. Our goal is to make your life easier. After working several years at a local boutique, I have helped 100s of brides style their wedding parties. I take your personality, fashion taste and vision into consideration and I help you create a perfect look for everyone in your wedding party. This way the fashion of your wedding is cohesive with the overall feel and theme of your wedding. Which in return enhances the beauty of your photographs and prolong beautiful memories to come. When you hire us, we help you from start to finish, and even a little after. By scheduling and attending fashion related appointments, coming the day of the wedding to help you and your wedding party get dressed, then we have an optional service for after the wedding where we will come and pick up the suits or tuxedos to be returned as well as picking up your wedding gown and dropping it off at a certified and trusted cleaners for cleaning and preservation.
For more information please visit our website at www.whitedaisyevents.com. We would love to help you create the look of your dreams!
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Thank you for stopping by for #WeddingWednesday! I hope you have enjoyed and found t this amazing 3 part series by Liz helpful. Watch for more collaborations with Shebli Nikkole Photography and White Daisy Events because we have big, amazing things planned.
Don't miss Liz's video blog she is doing every Friday. If you don't already know, Liz is planning her own wedding right now and is giving some amazing advice to her fellow brides. She is also hosting a live q&a April 1st from 6:30-7p via Periscope (@whitedaisyevents). Don't miss out on getting your wedding planning questions answered by an event planner and bride!
lots of love,