How to Personalize Your Wedding Look

March 7th, 2019

Your wedding look is about more than just the dress, the hairdo, or the flowers you hold in your hand walking down the aisle towards the two most romantic words of your life: I Do.

It’s about who you are, the message you want to send out, the statement you want to make, the memories you want to create. It is about you and your love story.

How to personalize your wedding look, though?

What are some elements to include in your bridal look to make it truly special?

Read on and find out more.

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  • Look beyond the price tag of the dress. It’s not about how much you pay for the dress – it is about how it embraces your personality. For some, this might be a very expensive designer dress that has just been presented on the world’s runways. For others, it might be the dress your mother wore on her wedding day or a simple white dress you bought from an evening gown store in the mall. It’s all about who you are and what you want to reflect with your bridal look.
  • Bring in a touch of sentimentalism. This could be given by the fact that you have chosen to wear your mother’s dress, or maybe just the veil. Maybe you took a little piece of her dress to use it as a bridal bouquet wrap. Or maybe you used your father’s tie for that. Maybe you sew your mom’s and your grandmother’s name on the inside of the dress. Or maybe you wrote a message from your dad on the soles of your shoes. It could be anything – as long as it brings a touch of meaning into your bridal look, it will be perfect.
  • The accessories matter. Don’t let yourself trapped into the trends when it comes to the accessories you want to wear for your wedding day. You need accessories that really speak about you – and this might be a really opulent clutch purse or a pair of stunning stud earrings. Whatever it is, be sure it suits you!

Looking for a less expensive alternative to buying new jewelry for the wedding day? Contact Adorn and come see our stunning rental and gently used pieces of bridal jewelry and accessories. With us on your side, you will look nothing less than fabulous on your wedding day – and all for a modest price that won’t break the bank!

Want to Lose Weight before the Wedding? Here Are Some Tips!

March 7th, 2019

Your wedding day is such a special moment in your life – so it’s really easy to understand why you want to look at your very best. If weight loss is among your bridal look goals, though, you want to make sure you do this the right way – because, as you will see, it’s the only feasible way.

What are the crucial tips to keep in mind when you want to lose weight as a future bride? Read on and find out more.

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  • Don’t rush. Yes, your wedding is your final weight loss goal – but rushing into losing weight in a very short amount of time is completely unhealthy. You are already going through a lot with the wedding and the planning – don’t put even more stress on your body and on your mind by trying to lose weight on fast forward.
  • Work out. This is not just for the wedding or for the weight loss. This is for YOU. Working out will not only help you shed those extra pounds, but it will also help you focus better, it will help you fight the wedding planning stress, and it will help you be happier in general. In the end, your wedding planning is a journey – and working out will definitely help make this better!
  • Eat healthy fats. Contrary to the popular belief, fats are not an enemy (and no, carbs aren’t either as long as they are complex and release energy slowly). Good fats (like salmon, avocado, and olive oil) are excellent for weight loss. Plus, they will help you get that shiny hair and skin all brides want on their wedding day!
  • Accept your beauty. Every woman is beautiful, no matter the size or shape. Love yourself as you are now and learn to love yourself on the way to success as well. It’s truly key to losing and maintaining the weight. But more importantly, it’s essential to being happy. Be kind to yourself – you are absolutely stunning anyway you are!

Looking for wedding accessories that won’t break the bank, but will surely WOW everyone at your wedding? Come visit Adorn and take a look at the fantastic options we offer – for rental, or for purchase. These gorgeous pieces are here to accessorize you on your wedding day and make you feel drop dead gorgeous!

3 Wedding Trends You Might Want to Leave Behind Now

March 7th, 2019

Wedding trends come and go – and, in the end, what you want is to steal inspiration from them and adopt them to reveal your own unique style as a bride. There is absolutely no rule in any book to say that if something is ultra-popular one year, you absolutely have to include it in your wedding day.

Even more, there’s nobody to say that once popular, a wedding trend will continue to linger on forever – or that you are completely not allowed to adopt it if it’s out of style, for that matter.

That being said, what are some of the wedding trends you might want to leave behind if you want to plan a wedding with a very fresh appeal?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • Going over the top with everything. 2018 was a year of opulence in the wedding world – and oh, my, it looked glorious! As Meghan Markle set the standards for many weddings and many years to come, though, we are bound to see a lot more simplicity in the wedding world – so you might want to leave behind the idea that you have to be over the top with everything wedding-related. It is, of course, a matter of preference – so if you want a big wedding with intricate décor and over the top elements, go ahead and do that!
  • Ultra-dewy makeup for the eyes. Looking shiny and radiant is perfect for the Big Day (and, well, let’s be honest, every other day of your life). But when it comes to your eyelids, you might want to stick to mattes and slight shimmers – they are more flattering, and they tend to stay so even after all the crying (which you are bound to do on your wedding day, trust us on this one).
  • Cacti and succulents for the bouquet. Yes, we will admit they look amazing. But the sad fact about them is that they have been so popular with brides that their power to be unique is rapidly wearing out. Again, if you absolutely love succulents, you should feel more than free to include them in the Big Day.

Searching for the best gently worn and rental bridal jewelry for the Big Day? Contact Adorn right now! Not sure what to wear on your wedding day and searching for style consultancy services? We can help with that as well! Give us a call today!

How to Pair Your Wedding Gown’s Neckline with Your Hairdo

February 28th, 2019

When it comes to pulling together the perfect wedding look, it’s all about the details. Little things can determine whether or not your look comes together into something harmonious. One thing you might not have thought about yet—do you know how to pair your wedding gown’s neckline with your hairdo? If not, have no fear, we have some tips for you.

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  • Strapless wedding dresses work with almost anything. Ideally, you want to create balance between the bare shoulders (and bare back) and leave your hair down. However, depending on how intricate the design of the bodice is, you might also want to pull your hair up – or leave it in a half-up half-down hairdo. Strapless wedding gowns are among the most versatile options in terms of the hairdos they can work with, so you’ve got lots of options here!
  • Off the shoulder wedding gowns look absolutely elegant and romantic. However, you have to pay attention to them because leaving your hair completely down might make you feel like too much is happening around your shoulders. You can either pull your hair up in romantic updos (e.g. a subtly braided updo with a few floating curls), or you can leave it swept to the side (a side braid, a side bun, or even a side pony tail, for example). However you decide to pull it back, leaving your shoulders and décolletage open and on display works best with this style of bodice.
  • Boat neck wedding dresses are really sophisticated and elegant, and the key here lies in keeping your hair away from the base of the neck, where the boat neckline starts. There are a million lovely ways to pull your hair up – and, depending on the actual design of the dress, you can land on something that’s either very romantic, like a messy bun with a few curls escaping, or very polished, like a clean chignon.
  • V-necks wedding gowns are all about delicacy and femininity, so the hairstyle should suit that vibe. Leaving your hair down or pulling it in a curled half-up half-down hairdo are both popular options. You can also go for an oversized side bun, or, if the dress allows for it, a slightly messy side braid, which will look really romantic and feminine with a more casual, rustic-chic wedding dress.

Looking for the perfect accessories for your wedding day? Be sure to check out Adorn’s gently used and rental pieces, then! Not only do they look absolutely stunning, but they can save you tons of money too. Plus, Adorn is excited to offer style consultations to help you pick the perfect pieces to coordinate with your dress, hair style, or venue! Come take a look and see what treasures you discover!

What to Do with Your Wedding Jewelry after the Wedding?

February 11th, 2019

You want to be the most splendid bride that has ever graced the earth with her smile as she walks down the aisle. And that’s perfectly understandable – every bride is unique in her own way, and her wedding day is a totally unique moment in her life. So yes, looking at your very, very best, is surely a priority on your list – and for a long list of good reasons too.

Your hair, your makeup, your dress – they all matter a lot. And so does your wedding jewelry – the precious pieces you will adorn your attire with to complement it in a beautiful and elegant way.

What happens with the bridal jewelry after the wedding, though?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • Wear it. Who says you have to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars for a piece and only wear it once? If you feel that your wedding jewelry would be suitable for other special occasions too, you can definitely wear it. A small and dainty necklace can be worn even on a more casual basis, if you feel that it’s a nice way to remind yourself of the magic of the Big Day!
  • Keep it. Some brides want to preserve their entire wedding look for as long as possible. Dress preservations and bouquet preservations are a real thing, and it’s easy to understand why a lady might want to make sure these items look flawless for the longest time. You can do the same with your wedding jewelry too – but don’t forget to have it professionally cleaned every now and again if you want them to stay just as pretty as they are today! Who knows, maybe one day your own daughter will want to wear your blue earrings on her wedding day!
  • Sell it. Want to save some money (and maybe use it for a luxury honeymoon)? You can definitely sell your gently used bridal jewelry and accessories too – and this is something you can do with your dress and even with your wedding décor.

Looking for gently used wedding jewelry for your Big Day? Or maybe for a place that will allow you to rent these pieces for the most special event of your life? Contact Adorn right now and come see the stunning options we offer. You won’t regret it!

4 Things to Know before You Attend Your Final Wedding Dress Fitting Appointment

February 3rd, 2019

Looking picture-perfect is one of the most important items on a bride’s list of to-do’s – and it all starts with picking the right wedding dress to suit her, her style, her personality, her story.

Once you have ordered your gown, you will also have to attend a few fitting appointments to ensure that your wedding dress is perfect for your body – and your final wedding dress fitting appointment is of the utmost importance.

What are some of the essential things to know before you attend your final wedding dress fitting appointment?

We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

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  • If you plan on losing weight, make sure you stop around the time you have your final wedding gown fitting appointment. You want this appointment to be the last one, so your wedding dress should suit your body as you will “wear” it on your Big Day. Of course, weight loss can happen afterwards too, but do make sure your dress will be able to adjust to that.
  • By the time you have your last fitting appointment, you should already own your wedding shoes. Most importantly, you should bring them with you to your fitting appointment. This is extremely important because it will determine the actual length of your wedding gown.
  • It is also important to bring the wedding day undergarments with you as well. Yes, you should bring along the actual undergarments you plan on wearing on your wedding day. This will allow your seamstress to fit the dress around your body in a way that makes the undergarments invisible (and it will also allow you to make undergarment adjustments in case you notice any irregularities during the last fitting appointment).
  • Last, but not least, it is recommended that you bring your major wedding accessories with you too. For instance, your wedding veil is important for the fitting appointment, especially if it’s very long and it needs to coordinate with the train. Other accessories are important too, because they will help you gain a better perspective of how you will actually look on your wedding day.

Searching for gently used and rental bridal jewelry for your Big Day? Contact Adorn right now and come see what we offer – we guarantee our variety of gorgeous accessories will not disappoint you!

Should You Have a Thrash the Dress Photo Shooting?

January 27th, 2019

Wearing the most beautiful wedding dress is surely one of your top priorities for the Big Day – but what happens with it afterwards?

Some brides choose to have a thrash the dress photo session, for example. Is that right for you too, though? Should you follow in the trend as well?

We have some tips to help you decide – so read on if you want to find out more.

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  • Thrash the dress photos look amazing – and it’s a wonderful way you can get to wear your beautiful gown once again. These pictures are usually quite empowering and fun, and they can complement the entire story told by all the other wedding photos in a very beautiful way.
  • At the same time, though, thrash the dress photos are not for everyone. If you have spent a lot of money on your gown and don’t want to see it ruined, or if you plan on re-selling it as a gently used wedding dress, this kind of photos shooting might not be for you. Some budget-friendly brides are quite afraid of the fact that their gown will be completely ruined and that all the money they have invested in them will not be recovered in any way – and if you’re among these brides, it’s totally fine not to have a thrash the dress session (no matter what trends might say).
  • Some thrash the dress photo sessions are “lighter” and they simply take place in unusual places (such as on a field of lavender or rapeseed flowers). In this case, the gown might get stained – but with the help of a good cleaner, you can bring it back to its original state. Further on, you can have your gown boxed to be kept for the years to come. Who knows, maybe one day your own daughter will want to use the dress for her own wedding day!
  • In the end, it is all a matter of perception and preference. If you want this unique photo shooting, you should have it. But if you’re afraid that this might affect your finances, you are completely free not to thrash the dress!

Looking for stunning bridal accessories you can wear on your wedding day even when you’re running on a tight budget? Contact Adorn and come check out our slightly used and rental pieces of jewelry and accessories. We promise you will never regret your choice!

These Are the Top Wedding Gown Trends to Consider in 2019

January 14th, 2019

Wedding trends are always changing – and while you are definitely entitled to wear what you want (and create the wedding you want), these trends can be a good source of inspiration.

To complete an article that we published last year and help you gain the bird’s eye view on what wedding trends are bringing on the market for 2019 (and more specifically, for spring), we have gathered three more trends you might want to consider – so read on if you want to find out more.

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  • Getting royal. While simple and minimalist wedding gowns are definitely a huge trend in 2019, the opposite is quite popular too. Royal-inspired wedding dresses are meant to make you, the bride, feel truly special as you walk down the aisle – and they are usually complemented by hairpieces worthy of a princess too. Long, form-fitting dresses, transparent capes, tiaras and crowns – they’re going to be big trends for brides who want their wedding day to feel torn out of a fairy tale.
  • Off the shoulder. This trend started to be popular about two years ago – and it will continue to amaze and inspire the wedding world in 2019 as well. In many instances, the off the shoulder trend is pushed even farther, to very off the shoulder gowns or even gowns with detachable sleeves (an idea that will work wonderfully for brides who want to make a real statement with their dresses). If off the shoulder gowns don’t suit you, other designs that emphasize the collarbones will be popular too – so you have plenty of options to choose from (fine sleeves, sleeveless, and so on).
  • Detailed backs. If you want a wedding dress that will genuinely WOW your guests as you walk down the aisle, opt for something with a detailed back. For instance, a backless wedding dress with a large bow or intricate model right at the confluence between the back and the top of the skirt will look absolutely fantastic on you. This trend is quite daring, but it will definitely be appreciated by everyone!

Looking for the best (and best-priced!) wedding jewelry and accessories to go with the new trends? Come visit Adorn and check out the marvelous pieces we have in store. Regardless of whether you decide to rent or to purchase a gently used bridal accessory, you can rest assured that we will provide you with the very best!

These 4 Tips Will Help You Pick the PERFECT Necklace for Your Wedding Look

January 7th, 2019

If you are like most brides-to-be, you want to look nothing less than flawless on what is meant to be the most amazing and unforgettable event of your entire life.

Here at Adorn, we understand that better than anyone – and we also understand that a bride’s look is not about her dress only. That is, of course, a very important element – but the bridal accessories she wears can completely change her style. Even the simplest, most basic wedding gown can be instantly uplifted by the right accessories.

And, in most cases, the bridal accessory suite includes a necklace as well.

How to make sure you choose one that suits you from every point of view? Read on and find out more.

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  • The dress neckline. Before you jump into any kind of necklace search, consider your wedding gown neckline. This is one of the single most important elements to think of when looking for the right necklace. For instance, an open neckline (e.g. a U-neckline) will look fantastic with a statement piece on it. A heart-shaped neckline will most likely look best with something simpler, such as a dainty necklace. And a high neckline or halter top will probably look best with no neckline at all (although even in this respect, there are daring brides who make a statement by choosing to wear a necklace).
  • The color. Yes, you will most probably wear white on your wedding day – but despite what some people may think, white does come in multiple shades. A warm shade (such as champagne) looks best on warm-toned skin and is best paired with yellow gold jewelry. A cool shade (such as ivory) looks best on a cool-toned skin and is best paired with platinum, white gold, and even rose gold (which might actually work for both skin types).
  • The measurements. Your neck’s width will decide the width of your chosen necklace (e.g. a choker should be about two inches larger than the neck width, but a pendant necklace will have to be at least four inches larger). Furthermore, your actual height can influence how a necklace looks on you (for instance, if your height is below 5’4”, you might want to make sure your necklace isn’t longer than 16 to 20 inches because anything longer than that might look slightly overwhelming for your height and frame).

Looking for splendid wedding jewelry for a fraction of their retail price? Come check out Adorn and take a look at our gently used and rental bridal jewelry pieces! You won’t regret it!

3 Celebrity Weddings We Want to See in 2019

January 4th, 2019

As the year is close to an end, we look back and smile at all the weddings we’ve seen in 2018 – the ones Adorn has been part of through our services, as well as the ones that inspired us and our brides-to-be.

Obviously, we love all weddings (that’s why we keep on doing what we do, after all) – but every now and again, we allow ourselves to be star-studded by celebrity weddings happening around us. We’ve written about some of the most popular ones this year – and we’d love to think there will be more to write about in 2019 as well.

What are some of the celebrity weddings we really want to see in 2019? We have gathered them right below – so read on if you want to find out more.

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  • Joe LoCicero and Gina Rodriguez. Beautiful Jane the Virgin star showed off a stunning stone on her finger earlier this year and we’re expecting their Big Day to take place in 2019. We bet she will look nothing less than breathtaking (because, let’s face it, she would be radiant in the simplest white dress on Earth). This is going to give us all major wedding inspo when it happens – so exciting!
  • Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn. This one’s tricky, because rumor has it that the couple is already married (and the main trigger for this rumor was a ring people spotted on Ed’s left hand). However, the rumor has not been confirmed yet – and some say that Ed’s ring is actually an engagement ring for men (which would make their story even sweeter than it already is!). We’d really love to see them have an actual wedding next year –we bet it would be truly worthy of such a romantic couple!
  • Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson. Their relationship didn’t miss out on drama (because what else would you expect from a Kardashian love story, right?). Yet, after earlier this year, rumors of Tristan cheating on KoKo were confirmed, the couple seems to be better now (friends of their family even say they are in therapy and that he actually makes Khloe happy). It would be amazing to be part (even from afar) to another Kardashian wedding in 2019 – because, let’s face it, they really know how to pull of extravagant, opulent, fairytale-material weddings!

Looking for bridal accessories that will make you feel like a real VIP on the red carpet – and won’t break the bank either? Contact Adorn and come check out our gently used and rental wedding jewelry and accessories – you will LOVE our offers!