It’s just so clear from today’s wedding that the bride and groom, Lauren and Greg, really knew what they were doing when it came to wedding planning. Their winter wedding in the Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn was sophisticated and classic, but still personal to them — from Lauren’s stylish Claire Pettibone wedding look to their guitar duet at the reception, this couple created a wedding day that their guests are not likely soon to forget.
Well looks like that moment has come. You are the chosen one. Your best friend, sister, cousin, roommate from college turned to you and said “Will you be my maid of honor/best man?”
You of course said, “Yes!!”, as baby tears welled in your eyes and you bro hugged it out.
Once the excitement and clinking of glasses subsides you may begin to think to yourself – holy cow I have no idea what I’m supposed to do now. Follow these general rules and you will be the best best man or maid of honor this wedding party has ever seen!
1. Planning the Pre-Parties
One of the most important people in your life is tying the knot. This means it is time to party! Talk to the bride/groom and ask them how they imagine partying.
Vegas may be a cringe worthy experience they hope to avoid, and a joint wedding shower may be what they have in mind. The pre-parties can include everything from the engagement party to the bridal shower, and of course the bachelor/bachelorette parties. You may discover that the parents are taking care of the engagement party, leaving you to plan the bachelorette extravaganza. Talk it out. Live it up. This is (hopefully) the first and last time your best friend ties the knot.
2. Keep Your Cool
A bride and groom will normally have a checklist about a mile long they are trying to tackle on a daily basis. Literally everyone and their mom asks about the wedding from the time of engagement right up to the day of the ceremony. It can become exhausting and frustrating.
As MOH or BM your job is to be a sounding board, a person who offers a hand, someone who will take on the booking of hotel rooms for the wedding party, while the bride and groom negotiate for 2 months with the caterer.
Is it just us, or are wedding dresses with trains are having a MAJOR moment? There’s not a single wedding dress detail that’s more bridal and elevates your wedding day style from “girl in a pretty white dress” to “OMG THAT’S THE BRIDE”. Our favorite newlywed, Lauren Conrad (sorry Amal — you’re a close second), just rocked this timeless look with an ethereal lace confection at her September wedding. It’s no surprise that the queen of classy style opted for a wedding dress with a gorgeous train, and brides who are looking to emulate her timeless bridal look definitely need to consider a train for their wedding day look!
Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up oodles and oodles of pretty wedding dresses with trains for your viewing pleasure. From subtle, simple trains to full-on ruffled masterpieces, these wedding trains are sure to inspire your wedding look and get you looking twice at those more classic gowns in the bridal boutique. And if you’re a fall or winter bride, we can’t emphasize enough how great a wedding dress with a train will look on your special day — with the weather taking a turn for the dramatic, a dress with a train can add some major romance to your wedding day. The extra fabric doesn’t hurt either, and is definitely something that is easier for a cool weather bride to pull off!
Read on to see our 30 favorite pretty wedding dresses with trains!
There’s something to be said for a couple that makes their wedding day uniquely them. From the getting ready details to the first dance, when a couple’s personality shines through in the celebration, we can’t help but jump for joy. Why? Because they’ve truly pulled off what a wedding is all about — a celebration of their relationship!
Jessica and Beau are a couple that really made their wedding day about their relationship together. You can see it in the details: the heartfelt cards, the goofy dancing and secret handshake during the ceremony all showcase their relationship and why their marriage is special to them. Married in a private cottage estate during the autumn, they got married and giggled among the autumn leaves. The whole day was captured beautifully by Rachel May Photography. Read on to see more of Jessica and Beau’s special day!