Pro Tip ✨ Bridal Shower Gifts & Wedding Registry Tips

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Good morning (or afternoon | evening) detailers!
I’m having a slow start to my day, & a very much-needed one at that! So I’m taking my time to enjoy my coffee this morning, & I wanted to share a few #protips for you guys regarding bridal shower gifts & registries! 
My husband’s youngest cousin is finally getting married to her long-time boyfriend, & I got to help her set up her registry through Macy’s- which made it even easier picking out her bridal shower gift, not going to lie! As a wedding registry consultant, I know how daunting a task it can be trying to select the perfect gift, & even more daunting when your idea of the perfect gift isn’t listed on their registry! I have a few tips for shopping off of registries:
  • Before heading into the store, research their registries online & have a plan for what you’d like to get them. I like to use The Knot‘s registry couple search engine, which pulls up every single active registry & which stores to shop at! Also, have a contingency plan for if your plan A doesn’t pan out or isn’t available. 
  • If shopping in-store, have access to their registry on-hand by having the registry list printed out or accesible on your phone. If you’re lucky enough to have to shop for your gift at Macy’s (no bias intended!), partner with your local Wedding Advisor who will be able to guide your shopping experience & help you find exactly what you’re looking for. 
  • If you’re planning on shipping the gift, make sure you have the address where the couple wants gifts shipped to handy, & keep in mind that address may not always be theirs! In my experience, I’ve found a lot of couples prefer to use their parents’ address for shipping wedding gifts, especially when they live in an apartment &/or have moving plans in the near future!
  • Remember, as much as you think they’d love that crystal vase they should have added to their registry, it’s best to stay in the safe zone & buy the couple something they actually want. That’s the whole point of having a registry, anyways- it’s a surefire guarantee you’re going to get EXACTLY what you want. As tempting as it is to stray, be a good & gracious guest & stick to the registry!
That being said, I know that buying housewares isn’t the most glamorous of gifts to purchase, but you can still totally get creative, even with ladles & oven mitts! I put together what I deem to be an adorable & creative bridal shower gift, all purchased off their registry, & I spend less than $50 total! (thank you, discounts!)
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I honestly had the so much fun putting this together for Cort-lyn & Cameron (Cameron was especially excited about the wok!) Off their registry, I purchased a 7 1/2-quart wok by Tools of the Trade, a set of 3 kitchen towels (which are on clearance right now!) & a garlic mincer by Martha Stewart, a 3-in-1 avocado slicer by Oxo, & a juicer & zester by Goodful (side note: I absolutely LOVE this brand! Their social media game is phenomenal, & they’re all about healthy & mindful living! I’m super thrilled they started releasing a line of cool & useful products that endorse healthy, happy living). I [very carefully] arranged all of the aforementioned in the wok, & then found this awesome recipe for Southwestern Fiesta Chicken, which incorporated the use out of everything, including the wok! Plus, sparkly green bows for added flair. Again, I was super proud of this. 
I presented the gift as such, & Cort-lyn & Cameron loved it! Her bridal shower was the perfect gathering of all of the women that came to love & celebrate the blushing bride. 
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Her mother & sisters hosted the gathering at her mom’s new house, which was beautifully adorned with silver & white winter decor. There was hot cider, strong coffee from the family’s local favorite coffee shop (that the bride herself was once a barista at!), & a yogurt bar with all of the mix-ins you can imagine! 
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A big congratulations to Cort-lyn & Cameron. They are such a beautiful couple, inside & out, & I’m so blessed to call them family. Wishing you both so many years of happiness, health, & lots of pizza dates with us at Noble Roman’s! 
Love, 
Chelsea ✨
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Pro Tip ✨ Boleros & Capelets

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Dress up a traditional strapless dress by adorning your collarbone area and shoulders with jeweled bolero for an elegant and unique tasteful bridal accessory 

Pro Tip ✨ Have extra fabric leftover from alterations? Wedding’s over and don’t want to trash the dress?

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Have the option to keep some fabric from your dress alterations? At a loss for what to do after the wedding bells have rung? Turn your dream gown into your bridal lingerie! Impish Lee Intimates is the GENIUS behind turning articles of clothing that hold meaning in your life into something even more personal! There is a video here that breaks it down exactly how they take the material you send to them and using your personal added details, make a lingerie set that will be sure to keep the flame alive long past your wedding night! 

 

Pro Tip ✨ Who says you have to be uncomfortable on your wedding day?

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NEW ✨ @keds x @katespadeny Glitter Sneakers (seen above in bridal white)

Vera Wang’s Top Ten To-Do’s for the “I Do”

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Vera Wang’s Top Ten To-Do’s for the “I Do”
1.          “Feeling comfortable in your appearance is incredibly important. If you feel comfortable with the way you look, you will radiate the most confidence.”
2.          “Determine what kind of wedding you are having. The volume, silhouette, proportions, amount of adornment, tailoring and other elements of the dress should have a lot to do with not only where you have your wedding, but what time of day it is being held and what the temperature is. [The dress is] not only about how it looks on your body.”
3.          “It’s really important to see the whole look — the dress, the headpiece, the size of the bouquet and the shoes. I would even go so far as to include the makeup. A lot of girls put a tremendous amount of effort into the dress, but they don’t give a lot of thought to the headpiece, tiara, barrettes or other accessories. Very often they are an afterthought.”
4.          “Go easy on the bouquet. Bouquets that are too large or too loud will detract from the dress.”
5.          “Hem lengths are very key. You have to make sure you don’t see the shoes. The dress should definitely be floating above in the front. If it is too long in front, it’s treacherous. In order to make a wedding a success, the bride should not have to lift the dress. Someone tripped in my most recent show. It can be a particularly long walk down the aisle.”