Monthly Archives: January 2011
Your choice of wedding gown and accessories will also celebrate your sense of uniqueness. If you decide to have your gown custom made, it is always a good rule of thumb to speak with the designer at least 9 -12 months before the wedding date – particularly if you have distinct and unusual elements incorporated into your gown.
If you are using expensive material to have your gown custom made, it is important that you seek the advice of a professional who will first design the dress from a toile or mock-up (a muslin template of your dress pattern, used for fittings before the expensive material is cut and sewn into a dress). The importance of this process is to ensure a proper fit before your gown is finalized.
Collect fabric samples, colour swatches, design ideas clipped from bridal magazines and be sure to save them before approaching your wedding dress designer. You will have visual examples to show your dress designer, enabling them to better customize your dream offbeat wedding gown!
>Perhaps the most enduring tradition of the modern bride today is the ring. In particular the diamond ring and in recent years coloured diamond rings for those with an extensive budget. Remember J lo’s super fabulous fancy pink ring designed by Harry Winston? Yum J But really…who says you need a diamond ring or even a ring at all?
Cufflinks add a flair of the formal to your event, and men’s shirts with french cuffs are not difficult to find. Cufflinks of nearly every style can be found on Etsy, and most artists are willing to make matching sets for the groomsmen, like these from NorthwykeCreations.
We at Offbeat Etsy Weddings are here to help you make your day everything you hoped it would be. Let us know if you’re looking for something, and we will be thrilled to help you find it!
|Makeup on your wedding day can be daunting. Hiring a makeup artist may not be in your budget or finding one to go on location for your destination wedding may be a challenge. I have some easy steps for you to create a beautiful look. A little practice and the right tools will make all of the difference.
You can see how makeup can completely transform a face from beautiful to drop dead stunning with this book of tricks.
|Coastal Scents Contour Blush Palette|
|Laura Mercier starter kit|
|Ecotools Foundation Brush|
Stay tuned for my next makeup post on wedding day eyes.
>Hey everybody! We’ve got a new fun team member, Seth with Flowers of the Dead! He is excited to join us! Please check out his shop:
Here is me: http://www.etsy.com/shop/flowerofthedead
With so many brides wanting to express their unique individuality, the truly Offbeat bride is making headway in forming new traditions as alternatives to old ones.
As your wedding day is a momentous time, the importance of choosing a bridal gown that not only reflects your individual style but one that also makes you feel comfortable enough to stand, dance, laugh and shed tears of joy in!
You have been planning this day, dreaming of walking down the aisle with the man you love – all eyes will be gazing on the beautiful bride as she recites her vows. This dream wedding is reflecting your style as a couple, and the wedding gown reflects your individual style as a bride.
A newer tradition offered to the Offbeat bride wanting to express her individuality is choosing a gown of color! Be it your favorite color or one that makes you feel happy in, you have more choices now with the advent and availability of custom services from independent designers and artists on the internet. Particularly popular is Etsy, where so many unique designers, who understand your needs meet under one venue.
And we at Offbeat Etsy Wedding Team are here to serve you, aiding in any advice you may need for your upcoming Offbeat nuptials, so please feel welcome to shout out to us if ever the need arises.
And may your dream wedding be filled with romantic bliss and happiness!
xoxo – The Girls and Guys at Offbeat Etsy Wedding Team
|Black Bird DayPlanner by doublehappiness|
It’s the start of a new year, and this offbeat bride’s resolution:
Planning a wedding is an incredibly exciting and sometimes completely overwhelming undertaking. No matter how large or small, formal or informal, offbeat or traditional, your wedding, there will be more than a handful of decisions to make along the way – not mention numbers to keep track of, appointments to keep, and people to coordinate.
If other offbeat (read “creative and inspired”) brides out there are anything like me, they are masters of scheming, and dreaming, and bookmarking, and “to-do”ing, and sketching and scribbling, and “favoriting” all over the place!
Resolution for the new year: get all those names, and numbers, and ideas in one place!
Bonus: With a little help from other creative people, like the shop owners at Etsy.com, organization doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, your wedding planner, should be the first thing you purchase or create for your wedding that radiates the oh-so-in-love personality you hope to capture on the big day.
|Oilcloth 3-ring binders by rbtbags on Etsy|