ERSA Atelier Subscribe Email Print

Have you seen the ERSA Atelier collection?

Check out this sneak peek then schedule an appointment at a L’Fay Bridal boutique to slip one of these beauties on. 
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Invitation Etiquette 101 Subscribe Email Print

Wedding etiquette is a large topic and invitation etiquette is only a small piece, but it deserves a bit of its own focus.

As the bride or groom it is important you carefully address and word each invitation so that there is no confusion as to who is invited. Likewise as the guest, when you receive an invitation be mindful of who was on the invitation, envelope, and/or RSVP card.

Wedding budgets are largely dependent on the number of people attending, which naturally correlates directly with
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Bon Appétit the Food Truck Way Subscribe Email Print

Have you noticed the fun and yummy food truck trend? It’s a trend you may want to consider.

Food trucks are a creative alternative to traditional catering. Ditch the family-style or buffet meal and instead hire a food truck (or a few) and incorporate unique cuisine in your wedding day.

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Emergency Bags Subscribe Email Print

Are emergency wedding kits/bags worth any merit? We think so.

You want to be confident that you’re prepared for any kind of emergency on your wedding day. Being prepared will make sure that even in the face of an obstacle your able to remain calm and collected (that’s the theory anyway.)

We put together our list of items to include in an emergency bridal bag for you based on research, know-how, and experience.
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It's Half the Fun Subscribe Email Print

Wedding day transportation can go overlooked, booked nearly out of necessity. But what if you embraced the opportunity to start the fun a little early or emphasize the theme or décor of your big day?

There are many different options for making your entrance (and exit).

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It's all about comfort Subscribe Email Print

Hosting a Spring/Summer wedding or event? Consider offering up sunscreen, bug repellent, fans, and refreshments for the comfort of your guests. Whether you simply put out a basket of goodies or you DIY some personalized packaging, guests will be flattered you thought of them.

Summer Wedding Comfort

Glossary Edition 11: Gloves Subscribe Email Print

We're reached the final edition of our Glossary blogs. If you're just joining us now and want to catch up you can go back to any of the former posts here.
But alas, we must finish our glossary with gloves.
Sure gloves aren't the most popular bridal accesory today however we still thought they were worthy of inclusion. And, if you see some of today's beautiful glove options you may just be hooked.

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Berta Trunk Show Subscribe Email Print

We are so excited to kick-off a Berta Bridal Trunk Show in our New York boutique today! We’ve extended the usual 3-day event and added another full day of appointments to accommodate the large numbers of Brides excited by the 2014 collection.

If you’ve missed this opportunity don’t worry. Call our boutique to schedule an appointment and receive one-on-one expert attention.
BERTA Trunk Show

Glossary edition 10: Veils Subscribe Email Print

Ok we’re back today talking about veils! First, a bit of history for you.

There are many stories or explanations for the origin of veils. Some reason the veil was introduced in anciet Rome where people believed evil spirits would be attracted to the bride therefore, covering the say would essentially protect the bride. In medieval times, the veil was used to protect the bride from “the evil eye” and was a symbol of purity, chastity, and modesty.

And still one more explanation is that due
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April Showers Subscribe Email Print

April showers bring May Flowers and Tulips are the epitome of Spring. With May 1st right around the corner we couldn’t help but share a few wonderful ways to include tulips in your wedding day. Think beyond the bridal bouquet and consider the centerpieces, boutonnieres, a floral chandelier, favors and more.
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Glossary edition 9: Lace Subscribe Email Print

Lace has long been a feature of bridal design but in recent years we have seen a resurgence and modernization in the use of lace.  Used as appliqués, trims, and overlays, lace can be feminine, sexy, and even rustic.  Improve your knoweledge of lace with 8 terms you should know.

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Glossary edition 8: Farics Subscribe Email Print

O' the wonderful luxurios and playful fabrics of the world.

You're probably familiar with Satin, and Tulle, and Taffeta, and Velvet, and Organza but what about Chiffon, Brocade, or Dupioni.  Here's a list of fabric terms to add to your glossary and help you identify the dress you're dreaming of.

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The 6 A's of creating Ambiance Subscribe Email Print

When you are planning an event, whether it’s a small dinner party, a large holiday shindig or a wedding, ambiance is always important. The mood or feeling your guests experience (ambiance) is the culmination of 6 key elements. For ease when trying to remember all 6 keep in mind they all start with the letter A. So let’s dig in.

Anticipation: It all begins with the invitation. Or the save-the-date if your also sending those out. The idea is to create anticipation before the event to entice
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Glossary edition 7: Trains Subscribe Email Print

This is the last glossary edition that describes the shape or structure of a dress. A train has historically been said to symbolize wealth or to have been used to cover the tracks of the bride and groom. Interesting right?
Here's a few terms to help you descripte a bridal train.

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Table for Two Subscribe Email Print

We couldnt have been more excited to see sweetheart tables gain popularity a few years ago and fortunately they have stuck around. We love the sweetheart table because of all the unique things you can do with the table décor and seating that can really add to the overall design of your reception space.

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Glossary edition 6: Sleeves Subscribe Email Print

Sleeves have gained popularity in recent years so though possibly overwhelming or boring, we still feel it neccesary to be thorough and include this list of terms regarding sleeves.
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Glossary edition 5: Necklines Subscribe Email Print

You will never believe just how many different terms could be used to describe a neckline! We've got more than a dozen terms to add to your glossary. Let's dig right in.
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Glossary edition 4: Bodices Subscribe Email Print

We’re back to expand on your wedding dress glossary! Today we're talking about bodices. You’re probably familiar with a few of these terms but we’re confident there’s still a few more we can educate you on.

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Glossary edition 3: Gown Length Subscribe Email Print

We’ve talked about gown silhouettes and skirt styles so today we’re talking about gown length. Now it’s true, a majority of brides will opt for a traditional floor length but there are 8 other lengths to choose from. 2014 bridal trends reveal that tea-length gowns may be front and center this season. What term below best describes your ideal gown length?

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Glossary edition 2: Skirt Styles Subscribe Email Print

We’re back with the 2nd edition of our glossary special with skirt styles. From the traditional to the modern and onto sexy, here are 13 glossary terms to help you describe your dream wedding dress.

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