Val Stefani Blog: Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
May 10th, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Non-Traditional Wedding Dresses for a Unique Bridal Look
Your wedding day is all about true love, of course, but it's also an exciting chance to show off your personal sense of style. If you're obsessed with fashion, you'll be eager to go all-out with a trendy look that makes you feel fierce.
Bridal fashion is far more diverse than you might...
May 3rd, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
8 Wedding Dress Neckline Styles Currently Trending
When it comes to finding your dream wedding dress, seemingly small details can be a big deciding factor. One of the most important details in a dress design is the neckline. The right neckline is a key component to your gown because it can frame your face and accentuate your body shape all...
April 4th, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress for Your Beach Wedding
You dream of saying "I do" with the most breathtaking backdrop imaginable: a gorgeous blend of white sand and crystal clear water. Add a little sunshine and a few palm trees to the mix, and you have the makings of a remarkable wedding day.
Whether you share your vows at a beloved beach near...
March 17th, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Wedding Budget Breakdown: Common Expenses to Plan For
Your wedding could be the best day of your life, but all the romance and festivities come at a cost. Not only is wedding planning time-consuming, it gets expensive quickly.
According to The Knot, the average cost of a wedding reached $30,000 in 2022. While it’s possible to stick to a modest...
February 3rd, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Regencycore Inspired Wedding Ideas - Dresses & Decor
Cottagecore is a big deal right now, to the point that it has made the leap from a bucolic TikTok fantasy to an influential runway and retail trend. Just as we've become accustomed to whimsical aesthetics, however, a new look promises to push the country dream to the side:...
December 17th, 2021 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Planning a Cottagecore Theme Wedding - Dresses, Decor & More
If you love all things quaint and whimsical, you're probably delighted by the recent proliferation of simple, rural images on your Instagram page. Known as cottagecore, this trend represents a much-needed return to the natural elements so often left behind in our digital world.
January 5th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
SEQUEL WEDDING TRENDS: HOW TO PLAN, WHAT TO WEAR & MORE
Sequel weddings are additional wedding ceremonies or celebrations couples plan if they decide—or end up needing—to have more than one ceremony. According to Brides, a sequel wedding is “essentially a second ceremony and wedding celebration that takes place after a much smaller or...
March 21st, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Spring Wedding Ideas: Wedding Dresses, Decor, Bouquets & More
There’s something special about a spring wedding. From the abundance of flower selections, soft pastel colors, and warmer weather, this is the time of the year we welcome change and a new season. Either way, it’s one of our favorite seasons to say “I do.”
With this season...
June 10th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Sustainable Wedding Ideas for Eco-Conscious Couples
Your wedding day is meant to give you memories of a lifetime, but planning a celebration can also come with excess waste. From food, flowers, decorations and more, the list can quickly grow. We’re certainly not advising you to cancel your celebration, but there are some environmentally...
June 21st, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Planning a Holiday Wedding? Ideas for Dresses, Decor & More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The weather is a little chillier and there’s so much joy surrounding this time, it’s understandable that many couples choose to throw a holiday wedding. It provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate during the merry season and to host...
June 23rd, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Guide to Wedding Dress Alterations: Tips on How to Prepare, Budget & More
Finding the perfect dress is just the first step to achieving your dream wedding gown. Even if you’ve found “the one,” your ensemble isn’t complete until you’ve gotten the right alterations and reached your desired fit. Depending on where you purchased your gown...
January 20th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Affordable Lace Wedding Dresses
There’s no doubt that planning a wedding can be expensive. From the flowers and venue to the food and drinks, it all starts to add up quickly. The upside to things — your wedding dress doesn’t have to break the bank for you to look and feel beautiful.
Lace is often thought of as an elegant material, and...
March 16th, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Wedding Gown Train Styles, Considerations & More
Whether you want to create a grand entrance, or want something sweet and simple, for many a train is a must have detail when it comes to their wedding dress.
A wedding dress train is defined by the extra fabric that attaches to the back of a wedding gown for aesthetic purposes. Brides can choose...
June 1st, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
How to Plan a Backyard Wedding - Dresses, Decor & More
When it comes to choosing a wedding venue, a backyard could be the perfect location for your special day. An intimate and low key location will make the planning process easier and you won't have to worry about venue availability or restrictions. If you’re thinking that a backyard wedding...
June 10th, 2020 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
A GUIDE ON HOW TO THROW A VIRTUAL WEDDING SHOWER
A bridal shower is a monumental event that a bride looks forward to the moment she begins planning her wedding. It serves as a special celebration event for the bride before she embarks on a new chapter of her life with her closest friends and family next to her. With gatherings on hold...
April 6th, 2020 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
HOW TO VIRTUALLY CELEBRATE SPECIAL MOMENTS WITH LOVED ONES
Celebrating special life moments with loved ones in person might have come to a halt, but there are still new ways to rejoice these important times in life.
As announced from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), gatherings larger than 10 are prohibited at this time and...
December 9th, 2019 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
THE PERFECT WEDDING DRESS BASED ON YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING STYLE
Engagement season is approaching so get your secret engagement ring Pinterest boards out and let your best friends know it’s time to get ready to drop a hint to your lover! After saying yes, your the next step is to match your ring style with your dream wedding...
June 15th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Ideas for a Fall Wedding - Dresses, Desserts & More
As the leaves fall and the colors change, we can’t help but fall in love with the new season. From new desserts to delicious and easy-to-make cocktails, there are always new fall wedding trends popping up. The beautiful color palettes of this season mixed with all things pumpkin and cinnamon,...
August 30th, 2019 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
2020 Bridal Trends and Inspiration
Have you heard? Our newest Spring 2020 bridal collections are here and we’re so excited to share them with you! Our Val Stefani collection Starlight x Val Stefani is a starry wedding dress collection inspired by the stars. With celestial inspired sparkle and shimmer net these gowns have out of...
September 12th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
4 Delicious Dessert Bar Ideas for Weddings
These days, wedding desserts are just as much of a culinary adventure as the reception food and drinks!
If you’re not into traditional wedding cakes, it’s no longer unusual to skip it completely and offer different types of desserts that are more your style. It’s also an option to include a small...
November 6th, 2018 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Do you dream of wearing a purple or violet wedding dress? Or perhaps a lighter shade...lavender, for example? If there was ever a time for brides to embrace a purple bridal gown, it’s right now.
Purple is in. In fact, Ultra Violet is Pantone’s “Color of the Year” for 2018. The Pantone Color Institute calls this blue-shade of purple...
October 11th, 2018 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
They’re here! Ready to see the newest bridal collection from Val Stefani? We’re so excited to give you a sneak peek. Our new gowns will start arriving at bridal shops this December and will be ready for you to try on for a test twirl.
If words like “dramatic” and “bold” catch your attention, you’ll love some of the fall 2018...
August 10th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Wedding Photography Timeline, Ideas, & Tips
You’ve probably been searching for wedding photo ideas on Pinterest for months! We don’t blame you one bit for being excited and perhaps nervous about getting the perfect photos of your wedding day. Breathe.
Now that you have a collection of images you adore, we’ll share tips for helping you and...
August 16th, 2018 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Curious to see real wedding makeup looks (and trends) in 2018? With summer wedding season in full bloom it’s the perfect time to learn what fashion media is seeing this year and what Val Stefani “real brides” are actually wearing.
Wedding Makeup Looks
Overall, we’re noticing two types of brides when it comes to wedding makeup looks for...
July 25th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Gorgeous Beach Wedding Dress Ideas
Have you always imagined yourself saying your vows during a romantic beach ceremony by the sea? Enjoying your reception dinner with your guests by an ocean sunset? Whether your dream beach wedding is on a tropical island, ocean resort, or rugged coastline, finding the picture perfect bridal gown will help make...
May 10th, 2018 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
It’s almost here! The most anticipated wedding of 2018: member of the British royal family Prince Harry and American former actress Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castlein England.
We’re just as excited as the rest of the world to see Meghan Markle’s wedding gown. Which...
April 20th, 2018 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
COLOR sets a mood for your wedding. It can inspire whimsical romance, or bold sophistication. It can whisk guests away to another world—a vibrant culture, favorite era in time, or fantasy theme.
Wait! Before committing to your favorite color, check out the trendsetting wedding colors for 2018. These may reveal a modern twist for using your...
May 16th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Guide to Finding the Best Wedding Dress for Your Body Type
Choosing a wedding dress is one of the most exciting and magical parts of being a bride. When the time comes to start wedding gown shopping, the seemingly endless selection of dresses in different cuts, fabrics and colors can feel overwhelming.
It seems as though every dress looks...
December 22nd, 2017 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
How To Prepare For Prom Dress Shopping
You have been looking forward to prom and the time has finally come! You can’t wait to go start looking for the perfect 2018 prom dress for prom night. Before you head out to go shopping, here are some tips and tricks to make prom dress shopping go as smoothly and stress-free as possible.
Tip 1: Start...
April 27th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
MOTHER OF THE GROOM ETIQUETTE & WEDDING RESPONSIBILITIES
You have been waiting and wondering when this day will come, the day your son will become a married man. You are overjoyed with the excitement and looking forward to the festivities that surround this upcoming wedding. As a mother, you want to help as much as possible to ensure everything...
August 24th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
THE PERFECT WEDDING DRESS FOR EVERY ZODIAC SIGN
Every zodiac sign has its own particular sensibility and style, and while we may not be bound by the stars, we can certainly consider their advice. What does your astrological sign recommend wearing for your big day?
Are you bold like Aries? Dramatic like Leo? Dreamy like Pisces? Are you drawn to...
October 11th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
HOW TO PLAN A GAME OF THRONES INSPIRED WEDDING FIT FOR THE SEVEN KINGDOMS
Season after season, millions of Game of Thrones fans were obsessed with the show until it ended in 2019. But the new prequel series, House of the Dragon, which is still based on the works of George R.R. Martin, has reignited the interest of fans both old and new. And...
November 29th, 2021 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Ideas for Planning a Bohemian Style Wedding
Loved for their casual, laid-back feel and personality-capturing details, boho weddings are among the top trends in wedding planning. That doesn’t mean that the boho bride risks staging a run-of-the-mill event. Bohemian weddings are all about the individual. This theme captures the bride and...
August 22nd, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
GUIDE TO CHOOSING THE PERFECT WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER
If a picture is worth a thousand words your wedding photos will be worth so much more! Your wedding day is likely one of the most photographed moments in your life. This makes picking the perfect photographer one of the most important tasks during wedding planning. Not only will your...
June 14th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Wedding Guest Attire Options By Dress Code
Receiving a wedding invitation is exciting, but oftentimes you’re then faced with the challenge of deciphering the dress code that’s given.
The language used to describe the appropriate type of attire for the event may leave a lot to be desired, especially if you don’t attend these occasions...
December 1st, 2021 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
FINDING THE RIGHT HAIRSTYLE FOR YOUR WEDDING DRESS
When it comes to choosing a hairstyle for your wedding day, it’s important to select one that works well with your dress and not against it. When deciding on your hairdo, keep in mind key aspects of the design of your gown including the neckline, sleeves, and the general style of the dress....
July 7th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Cold Weather Wedding Dresses – What to Wear When It Is Chilly
Holding a cold or snowy weather wedding gives you the opportunity to choose a wedding dress that is the epitome of elegance and drama. Cooler climates allow you to indulge in luxurious fabrics that may otherwise feel too heavy during other times of the year.
Vintage lace, full...
December 2nd, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
What Undergarments to Wear With Your Wedding Dress
Many brides overlook the fact that the right undergarments make a world of difference in how they look and feel in their wedding dress. Whether you want to wear some sexy bridal lingerie, a sculpting piece of shape wear, or an extra supportive bra, we will walk you through finding the best...
March 14th, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Etiquette Tips For The Perfect Wedding Registry
You’re engaged, congrats! Now the fun part of planning your wedding can begin. One part of the planning process you’ll want to start thinking about is a wedding gift registry.
However, before you start adding items to your list, it's important to follow proper wedding registry etiquette. In...
September 9th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
HOW TO PICK YOUR WEDDING VENUE AND WHAT TO CONSIDER
You are engaged and as you're making the rounds announcing your engagement, you are getting bombarded with questions. When are you getting married? Where are you getting married? How many guests will be at the wedding?
Wedding planning can seem stressful, but don't panic! Many of these questions...
September 22nd, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Mermaid Wedding Dress Styles - An Ongoing Trend
The mermaid silhouette has been a popular wedding gown silhouette option for many years, and the style isn’t losing any steam. Brides are still all about this feminine, fitted design, and we understand why this trend is not slowing down. Along with other timeless designs like the ball gown and...
March 7th, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
5 Great Bridesmaid Gift Ideas
Your best friends have been there with you through thick and thin. They’re likely the first ones you called to tell about your engagement! You asked them to be your bridesmaids and now it is time for you to show them how grateful you are to have them in your life.
On your wedding day, bridesmaids help you get...
February 2nd, 2016 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
February 16th, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
How To Tell Someone They’re Not Invited To Your Wedding - 5 Tips
Planning for your big day is an exciting process, but there are some parts that may cause couples to feel stress. The guest list is a huge part of the planning process where big decisions will be made. You and your significant other must decide who will be invited to the wedding,...
July 22nd, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
GREAT GATSBY THEME WEDDING IDEAS
Whether you’re ringing in the New Year with your wedding or planning your celebration in the middle of July, a Great Gatsby theme is always a fun choice! Gatsby themed weddings continue to be a popular option for couples tying the knot and we love the creativity associated with them.
You may be thinking, "What...
December 22nd, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
If you are serving wine at your wedding then you need to decide on what type of wine to serve to your guests and what better way to decide then by trying them? If you are not an expert on what type of wine to drink with your meal we have some quick tips that your guests will love on your wedding day. Everyone has different preferences when it...
August 17th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
5 Wedding Dresses with a Low Back
Low back wedding dresses are absolutely stunning and we are continuing to see these designs as a major trend with our modern brides. A bridal gown should make you feel like an absolute show stopper from head to toe and we aren't only talking about the front of your dress!
We believe the back of your dress...
September 6th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
HOW TO SHOP FOR A WEDDING DRESS: THE DO’S & DON’TS
The most exciting part of your wedding planning has finally arrived, shopping for your wedding gown! The moment you said “yes” a million thoughts likely ran through your mind, and now it’s time to focus on finding the perfect dress you’ve been imagining.
The planning process can...
October 10th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
How to Choose a Wedding Planner
If you’re recently engaged, congratulations! Now begins the exciting part of starting to plan your dream wedding. You’ve likely spent hours reading articles, following accounts on Instagram and flipping through bridal magazines looking for inspiration.
If the amount of research and number of tasks you need to...
February 14th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
LAVISH WEDDING DRESSES FOR A GRAND CEREMONY
If you’re looking to throw a lavish wedding, there are a number of aspects to consider such as the venue, food, music and most importantly, your wedding gown. Your dress will be the focal point of your big day because, of course, all eyes will be on you! Making sure you choose a gown that creates a...
March 1st, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Slim Fitting Wedding Dresses
Out with the poof and in with the slim! When you close your eyes and imagine yourself in a wedding dress, do you picture the most extravagant, dramatic gown with layers of fabric adding extra oomph? If not, you’re not alone! Princess style ball gowns and A-line wedding dresses are certainly not the only way to feel...
November 11th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
How to Announce Your Engagement - Tips on Etiquette
Congratulations on your recent engagement! This is a special time between you and your fiancé. Once you are ready, it's now time to share the happy news with your family members and close friends.
In the midst of all of the excitement, it may feel like you want to tell everyone right away!...
November 13th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
April 7th, 2023 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Wedding Food Ideas - Pros & Cons of Different Styles
There’s a lot of decisions to make during the wedding planning process, one of the largest being wedding food. There are many different types of cuisine and serving styles to choose from. When talking with caterers, there is no longer just the standard options of choosing beef, chicken,...
October 30th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
Metallic is the new traditional.
Adding a metallic touch to your wedding is highly recommended by the wedding experts! As you can see by these amazing photos it's definitely not a bad idea. Also, the magical part is you can add as much or as little metallic to your color palette as you please and it will spice up your wedding just the right...
August 12th, 2022 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
How to Incorporate Pets Into Your Wedding Day
On your wedding day you want to make sure all of the special people in your life are present to share the love and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter. You may have guessed it by now, but we don't just mean humans! We understand pet lovers because we love animals, too! That's why when it comes...
October 16th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
The wedding is over and now it’s time for you and your partner to enjoy the newlywed life! Choosing your honeymoon should definitely be mutual but should not be taken lightly. This is going to be a trip you remember forever as the first trip you took together as a married couple.
Depending on the weather you desire and the type of...
October 13th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration
If you are having a Fall wedding have you thought about the endless amount of...