10 totally awesome wedding trends you need to know about

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Half Orange Photography

Getting married? If your answer is yes, then chances are you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about ways to make your wedding totally awesome. Well kick up your feet ladies, because we’ve done all the leg work for you! How? Why, by rounding up all the wedding trends we’re totally obsessed with at the moment.

From quirky wedding GIFs to fun pinata decor and raging all-night weddings, one of the trends here is bound to strike your fancy. After all, they’re all supremely cool! Adding any one of these amazing trends to your wedding day will make it stand out from the crowd of weddings your guests will be going to this spring/summer wedding season. What are you waiting for? Read on for more unique wedding inspiration.

Simple engagement rings

Forget the Hollywood icebergs and double-halo-pavé-glitter-fest engagement rings. Keep it simple with a timeless engagement ring you’ll love for decades to come.

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Annie McElwain

Wedding GIFs

Cool? Quirky? Insanely awesome? We say yes to all of the above! Wedding GIFs (trail blazed by Jeffrey of JLB Wedding) are a cool way to remember the moments of your special day.

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JLB Wedding

Uber-casual rehearsal dinner

Your wedding day is already going to be quite an affair, so why not relax with a casual rehearsal dinner the night before? Set up shop in your favorite restaurant with your loved ones, a cute outfit (tulle skirt highly reccommended!) and some good cocktails.

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5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Wedding Playlist

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Michelle Vantine

Your first dance as a couple. Arguably one of the most important and beloved wedding traditions. It’s the moment everyone waits for. And what would a first dance be without music? Creating a playlist for your special day is crucial – it can share the emotion of your wedding day, set a certain mood for your guests, and help convey the bride and groom’s personalities.

Here’s some helpful tips for creating the perfect wedding day playlist:

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1. Band vs. DJ vs. DIY Playlist: The first step is deciding whether you want to hire a live band, DJ, or create your own DIY playlist for the evening. In the event you choose to hire a live band or DJ, consult them first and take full advantage of their professional expertise. However, it’s important to discuss beforehand the kinds of genres you like and don’t like. Another helpful tip – provide them with a detailed list of the day’s events and festivities so that they can plan to usher guests from event to event with music that will set the appropriate mood. Also be sure to discuss toasts and scheduled dances. The key is to allow them some creative license, but make sure to put your two cents in as well. If you’re opting for the DIY playlist route, you can have more control over the exact song selections, but it does require more work on your end. Enlist the help of a music enthusiast friend to help put together the playlist and manage the speakers and electronics for the evening. Be sure to include extra songs on each song list in case the event–like dinner–unexpectedly run over.

2. Communicate with the Venue: Be sure to speak with the venue beforehand to discuss what rentals it may require and does/does not include. The basics include speakers, microphones, and sound equipment. Also discuss whether electrical outlets will be sufficient, or if you will need a generator.

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20 wedding shoe ideas perfect for every bride in 2014

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Candice Benjamin on Ruffled

You’ve said “Yes to the dress” and probably a whole slew of other things, now it’s time to find the perfect pair of shoes! This piece of your wedding day look is another extension of your personality and brides are really stepping up their games! Whether you’re feeling the more traditional look, color pop, beachy or pure comfort – there are so many options, you’re sure to find your perfect pair.

Classic & bridal white

Traditional doesn’t have to equal boring, especially with these options!

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Badgley Mischka

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Badgley Mischka

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Jimmy Choo

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Nina

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Stuart Weitzman

Bright & bold color

Maybe we have Carrie Bradshaw to thank for our love affair with color on our wedding day – by adding that extra color pop you can take your look to the next level.

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Manolo Blahnik

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Flower Girl Trends: Tulle Dresses

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In the midst of wedding preparations and festivities, it can be easy to forget about the little ones. Though they may be young, they’re here to help celebrate your big day too. Making your flower girl feel like a princess or ballerina can be as simple as adding some tulle. With the help of a pretty dress and some sparkly shoes, she’s sure to feel straight out of a Disney movie!

When thinking about flower girl dresses, choose something that will compliment your own wedding dress, style and theme. One of this year’s most popular styles is dresses with tulle skirts. You can personalize it by incorporating accent colors from your wedding color palette, florals, sequins, sashes, and more.

Check out these photos below for some inspiration:

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Lovella Bridal

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Linen and Silk

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Lovella Bridal

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