The Ultimate Bridesmaid Check List

The Ultimate Bridesmaids Duties Guide

Bring a bridesmaid is the ultimate joy of a best friend. There’s nothing quite like standing alongside your friend as they celebrate the happiest day of their life. Along with all the fun times like the bachelorette party, bridal shower, and of course, dress shopping, there are a few things bridesmaids can do to help ensure that the bride is stress free. Our friends at Personal Creations created an infographic that lays it all out. Bridesmaids, take note!

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Barre None the Best Tips to Get Fit for your Wedding | The Newport Bride

Barre-None the best Tips to get Fit For the Wedding

One of the biggest concerns of brides is looking great for their wedding day. Thankfully, there are plenty of fun ways to get in a work out. One of our favorites is barre. It’s unlike any other kind of exercise you’ve done and it’s in a group. We sat down with the lovely ladies at Studio Barre Newport and got their tips for making the most of your pre-wedding workouts.

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25 of the best bridesmaid gifts | The Newport Bride

25 of the Best Bridesmaid Gifts

There are almost too many options when it comes to bridesmaid gifts. Things to wear, things to eat, use, hold, or carry. We’ve started putting the best options on Pinterest and here are just 25 of our favorites. Which ones do you want? We want them all!

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5 Tips to Choosing the Right Bridal Party | The Nepwort BRide

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing Your Bridal Party

Choosing your bridal party can be as stressful as choosing the perfect dress. Don’t let the gals get you down. Use our 5 tips and choose the best bridesmaids and hopefully it’s smooth sailing from there!

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The Best Bridesmaids T's | The Newport Bride

The Best Bridesmaid T’s

Bride and Bridesmaids T’s are in almost every wedding store, in every color and style. There are so many choices! Etsy has a few thousand Bridesmaid T’s listed, the pages just keep going and going….

Lucky for you we’ve put together just a few of our favorites. Check our Bridesmaids Gifts list on Etsy for more presents for the girls!

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Winter Accessories for Bridesmaids | The Newport Bride

Winter Bridesmaids

Winter is almost here, time to make sure you and your girls are warm on the big day. While we totally support bridesmaids wearing sleeveless dresses if that’s what the bride picked, we also a big day of embracing the season and giving your gals something to keep them warm as it cools outside. Whether you are a fur loving debutant or more of a simple flannel person, bridesmaids can be warm and stylish. Which do you love?

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The Best Wedding Planning Websites

The world wide web is wonderful for giving information on any and every subject imaginable. Sometimes, that much information can be over whelming especially when it comes to planning your wedding. With thousands of options for everything from napkin colors and ribbons to types of aisle runners and envelope liners, there are almost too many choices. With the bridal party sometimes spread out over multiple cities, states, and even counties, online resources can be a great way to keep everyone involved and on the same page. Over the years we’ve developed a list of the websites we think are the most useful when planning your wedding. Let us know what you think!

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Weddington Way – They have a fantastic variety of dresses that come in similar color lots for easy mix and match. Brides can invite their bridesmaids to join a virtual showroom where girls can suggest dresses and accessories, and even vote or comment on the ones they like best. This seemingly little feature allows for seamless communication between the bride and her girls.

BHLDN – With everything from bridal and bridesmaid gown to gifts and accessories, BHLDN is like an online bridal boutique with a little of everything. Their pieces are beautiful and timeless, there’s something for every bride.

My Glass Slipper – This shoe only site has every style and color you could hope for. They carry the big designers and known brand names along with some lesser known brands that just make amazing shoes. If you are looking for that special pair of shoes, this just might be what you’ve been looking for.

ModCloth – Known best for their quirky vintage style, ModCloth has a wide array of clothing, accessories, and shoes. Whether you are just looking for the perfect accessories or you want a non-traditional wedding dress, you should definitely peek around their website. With everything from tea length gowns and feathered fascinators to crystal clutches and glittering earrings, they have unique one of a kind pieces that are sure to stun guests and the groom alike.

Plum Pretty Sugar – Offering a discount version of all the most popular wedding accessories like floral robes for your the girls to get ready in and sweet little personalized gifts, Plum Pretty Sugar is the perfect spot to find gifts for your bridal party.

Fritts Rosenow –  For the inventive and creative groom, these boutineers are made of everything but traditional fabrics. Their creative takes on the usual boutineer are fun and playful. They take custom orders so if you have an idea on improving one of their beautiful creations, let them know!

Invitations and Paper Goods

Minted – Minted has every kind of stationary from flat print on flat white to letterpress on pink flowered paper. Every step of customizable down to the exact color of the ink, envelope liners, even word placement. They also can address the envelopes for your so all you have to do is slap on a stamp. As an extra bonus, each design on Minted is created by an individual private designer who submitted their design to Minted. By purchasing through Minted you are supporting the local businesses of independent designers across the country. Many invitation designs also have a matching save the date or ceremony program layout for a cohesive feel from start to finish.

Wedding Paper Divas – Adorable, beautiful, and with lots and lots of options, Wedding Paper Divas is a bit more afforable than Minted but still has a wide array of options and customizable features. Many design suites have an array of wedding paper goods available from save the dates before, ceremony orders during, and thank you notes after.

Bella Figura – With eco friendly paper, vintage and modern designs, and everything from letterpress to foil, Bella Figura has a little bit of everything. They sort by design types like modern, vintage, metallic, beach, etc. making invitations easy to sort through.

Decorations

Shop Sweet Lulu – Shop Sweet Lulu was born out of love of fun colorful boutique party planning materials. They carry everything from paper straws and cake toppers, to mini milk jugs and wedding favors. They carry quality products that are sure to wow your guests. They even do custom orders!

Save On Crafts – Prefect for the DIY bride, Save on Crafts offers discounted craft and crafting materials. Think Michaels but bigger and with better variety.

For Your Party – This site sells every party accessory you can think of from matchboxes and sparkler sleeves to cocktail napkins and drink stirrers. Everything can be personalized with your monogram or wedding hashtag.

Do you have a favorite online resource not listed here? Share in the comments below!

 

Gold Bridesmaid Dresses | The Newport Bride

13 Bridesmaids in Gold

With the holidays right around the corner, colors like red, silver and gold are taking over malls, homes, and offices all over the world. Whatever time of year you choose for your wedding, gold is always an acceptable color choice. It’s flashy, sassy, and of so pretty. We love these 13 golden stunners. From the sexy to the simple, there is a shimmering option for every bride and her maids. Which one is your favorite?

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15 Stunning Hair Wreaths

We’ve all seen the flower girls with the gorgeous dresses and beautiful floral hair wreaths. Have you ever been jealous of their accessories? Like the bride and her maids, they carry flowers, but they also get to wear flowers. They get double the fun! Why not embrace the floral festive wear and give you or your gals a flowery head pieces? Check Pinterest for more inspiration.

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Maids in Mismatch

A bride spends her whole life trying to find the perfect dress. Little girls dream of princess gowns and finding the dress that makes them feel like cinderella at the ball. On the big day, she’s supposed to feel like a million bucks, Why not give your bridesmaids the same “million bucks” feeling by letting them choose their dress? Give them some direction, a color scheme, an overall look, a length, give them something  to work off of and let have at it! The happiest bridesmaids are the prettiest bridesmaids, and the prettiest maids are the ones who are comfortable and confident!

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