There’s a lot that goes into planning for a wedding—even if you’re going as a guest. You have to pick just the right outfit, the right shoes and of course, the perfect gift for the bride & groom! Lucky for you, we can help you with all of the above! Yes, even the gifting part.
The Zappos Home boutique is brimming with lots of great newlywed gift ideas to make sure you welcome them to their new life with a gift they’ll cherish for years to come.
Check out just a few of our favorite wedding gifts:
Whether you’re celebrating your best friend’s wedding or some other special occasion this summer, putting on a pretty dress and fancy shoes is definitely a big part of the fun!
To get some expert opinion straight from the source, we turned to our dress buyer Melanie and fashion footwear buyer Angela to get the scoop on some of the hottest styles this wedding season.
See their gorgeous picks below:
There’s a lot that goes into planning a beautiful and memorable wedding day, but really, it’s all about the bride! The bride’s look sets the overall tone of the entire wedding party and wedding theme. From traditional to vintage to bohemian, there are many ways to express your personal style on the biggest day of your life.
Below are two examples of fabulous bridal looks, one classic & glamorous, the other vintage-inspired and timeless.
Wedding season is in full swing, and this spring/summer is the perfect opportunity to embrace color! A fabulous trend we’ve been seeing is bridesmaid dresses done in varying hues of pinks, corals and soft blush. When the bride’s ladies are lined up together, you get a gorgeous ombré or gradient effect that really pops in photographs.
From a ladylike A-line coral dress by Donna Morgan to a floor-length blush gown by Faviana, the pretty color palette of these bridesmaid dresses is reminiscent of a gorgeous beach sunset, making it perfect for any spring or summer wedding.
When wearing the season’s pink, coral and blush-colored bridal dresses, keep the footwear more on the neutral side to complement the dress. Go for a pair of subtle champagne-colored heels or perhaps pretty pair of stappy silver sandals!
One of the most noteworthy trends in bridesmaids’ dresses is mixing and matching design elements, whether it’s color, silhouette, accessories, or, for the adventurous bridal party—all of the above! Since spring is upon us, we’re highlighting one of the prettiest mix-and-match palette options for the bride’s best gals: pastels. Pastel dresses instantly add a soft, feminine appeal to your entire wedding motif.
Dressing the bridesmaids in various hues of pastel allows for a more individuality for each of the ladies while still creating a harmonious and cohesive look overall. It also adds more dimension and interest to your wedding photos!
Here are some useful tips to pull off a mix and match pastel look for your wedding:
Coordinate. While it’s easy to just give the girls free reign over what color of pastel they choose, make sure everyone is in communication with each other on what hues they want to wear—particularly if the group is spread out in different cities and not able to shop together. You want a good mix of pastels that look cohesive together, so giving the bridesmaids a little guidance is key.
A full shade apart. If you’re looking to do pastels in an ombré or gradient spectrum (soft shades of pink, for example), make sure each dress is at least a full shade away from the other. If two dresses are too similar in hue but not quite exact, it will end up looking off in pictures. Again, coordination with your bridesmaids is very important here.
Decide what elements to match. To keep the bridal party looking cohesive even when each girl is wearing a different shade of pastel, find elements that will stay the same across the board. Whether it’s hemline (long dresses vs short dresses), dress silhouette or fabrication, keeping a common thread will tie in the mixed pastels look together.
Of course, if you want to be more daring and bold, it’s totally fine to mismatch all elements! Anything goes!
Few occasions in life top the magnitude and grandeur of a wedding. So isn’t it safe to say that one of life’s most important events deserves a pair of shoes that are worthy of the big moment? After all, the bride’s shoes are the finishing touch to what’s more than likely the most photographed outfit of her life!
Whether you go with a pair of elegant satin pumps by Badgley Mischka, Caparros platform sandals or Adrianna Papell ankle-strap heels, look for wedding shoes that complement your dress and your personal style. It also doesn’t hurt to pick heels that you can wear again on a fancy night out with your sweetie or to attend another wedding…since you know, wedding season is really all year round!
So without further ado, below are five gorgeous wedding shoe trends we LOVE for spring.
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With wedding season in full swing, we thought we’d focus on the most important design element of any wedding—the bride’s dress. After all, the entire theme of the wedding hinges upon the wedding dress! Whether it’s an intimate beachside affair, a chic courthouse wedding, or an all-out black-tie wedding, the right wedding dress is definitely of the utmost importance.
Showcased below are three standout bridal dress trends that are both timeless and on trend—a great combination, no matter what kind of bride you are.
A sweetheart strapless dress is the ultimate in simple, feminine style. It not only flatters the neckline and décolleté, it works with all types of brides—from traditional to romantic.
For something even more breathtaking, a wedding dress with a low back or lace back detail makes your exits as dramatic as your entrances. Try them with a cowl-neck front or even a halter if you have a fuller bust.
Last, but certainly not least, one of the most dramatic and stunning silhouettes in the world of bridal dresses is the trumpet gown. This classic shape accentuates curves like no other. It hugs in at all the right places and flares out into a train in the back, which can be of varying lengths.
No matter what wedding dress style you end up saying “I do” to, when “Here Comes the Bride” comes on, make sure it leaves an impression that will last a lifetime!
Featured style: Faviana Strapless Sweetheart Dress
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Style featured: Nicole Miller Dakota Silk Faille Strapless Gown