Archive for July, 2009

Giving the Gift of Jewelry to your Bridesmaids

Friday, July 31st, 2009

Bridesmaid gifts can be tricky. You want it to be personal but not tacky, quality but not seriously expensive, and definitely memorable. Follow these guidelines and you’re sure to succeed!

1. What to Spend:
It really depends on 2 things: your own budget and what you’re asking your bridesmaids to spend on you. Although it’s the thought that matters, if you are asking your bridesmaids to shell out $500 for their dresses, plus hotel, plus airfare, etc – you should probably give a gift that costs a bit more. A safe price range in this instance is $150-$200 for each bridesmaid. If this isn’t the case – then just decide a safe price within your budget.

Also, remember you should spend a little bit more on your maid of honor since her position comes with more responsibility…unless you made your lazy little sister your maid of honor and she hasn’t lifted a finger to help you. If this is the case, proceed as you wish.

2. What to Get:
Always remember, you do not have to give each bridesmaid the same thing. As long as the gifts cost about the same amount, you are free to give whatever you wish. The best gift, if you ask me, is the gift of real diamonds. Our bridesmaid jewelry sets are not only divine but so affordable. The gorgeous Tilling Jewelry Set includes the dazzling Coleman pendant. Your bridesmaids will love wearing these genuine gems and will love you for giving them this gift!

This diamond is PERFECT for any bridesmaid

This diamond is PERFECT for any bridesmaid

Like everything else with your wedding, the earlier the better. If you wait until the last minute before deciding on/ordering your gifts you will be so crazed with the rest of your wedding planning that you run the risk of getting a – lets be honest – an uninspiring, boring, ‘fehh’ present.

Need some more ideas? Check out TheKnot.com’s 50 Inspiring Ideas for Bridesmaid Gifts!

Searching for ‘Something Blue’?

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Garters have been a brides ‘something blue’ go-to for ages. But why not think of something a little out of the box? One of the latest trends gives ladies a new way to flaunt their blue…

1 – Blue for Your Neck
The Beckford is one of our most dazzling bridal necklaces with gorgeous sapphires across the entire piece. Plus, this necklace plays double duty because it’s borrowed and blue! …and we all love to multi-task.

These sapphires create one of the most stunning bridal necklaces you've ever seen!

These sapphires create one of the most stunning bridal necklaces you've ever seen!

2 – Blue for Your Feet
These Steve Madden blue suede flats are THE shoe for the gal looking for both comfort and style. Plus they are currently on sale for $39.99! Super Bonus!

Such a fantastic mix of chic and comfort! Thank you Steve Madden!

Such a fantastic mix of chic and comfort! Thank you Steve Madden!

Want something with a heel? These adorable Bruno Magli ‘Cartosio’ Pumps are so classy! Perfect for your timeless look.

Classic doesn't even begin to describe this shoe

Classic doesn't even begin to describe this shoe

3 – Blue for your Arm
Clutches are so cute and stylish – especially when they come in blue satin like this J. Crew clutch on sale for $78!
Who doesn't love a wedding clutch? Especially when its a cute as this JCrew number?!

Choosing a Wedding Veil

Thursday, July 16th, 2009

Wedding veils are a tricky business. Not only are there dozens of different styles but many brides aren’t even sure if they want to wear one. Well we here at Adorn are here to help! First, you should never buy a veil before ordering your wedding dress. Veil purchases should only be made when you know exactly what style/color your dress will be since they come in so many different designs.

Try to keep in mind that veils should compliment – not compete – with your entire wedding look. Also, think outside of the box when debating veil styles. The vintage mantilla is making a huge comeback as of late. This veil is reminiscent of Spanish royalty (made famous by Queen Isabel II in the 1800s) and frames the face with a feminine scalloped piece of lace. Mantilla’s are romantic and trendy yet utterly timeless and can be found in both conventional bridal shops and small business internet community websites such as Etsy.com. These babies can run anywhere from $165 – $500 so if you decide on wearing one – do some shopping around and give yourself enough time to order one.

This gorgeous couture chapel length mantilla is on sale on Etsy.com for $110 from SalChar. Interested? Check it out here!

SalcharMantilla

Adorn Brides Style Studio is Now Open!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Last Wednesday Adorn Brides opened their first style studio in NYC’s very own Wedding Café. Ladies came from all around the New York area to try on the diamonds they had long been eyeing up our website. Diamonds and Pearls were glittering everywhere!

Here is a picture of the beautiful Tifany Osborne-Rhinehart donning the Brent necklace, Brent Earrings, and Lloyd Bracelet. Just look how they shine!

Our Bridal Jewlery sparkles like no other!
Our Bridal Jewlery sparkles like no other!

Models promenaded around the venue to showcase some of Sam Beasley’s gorgeous wedding dresses. Fantastic hair and make-up artist Gabriel of Gorgeous Bride NY was also in attendance. It was a delightful night for all!

Interested in checking out our gems? We invite you to try on our real diamonds in person. See for yourself how the shimmer and glitter of real diamonds perfectly compliment any look. Not only can you try the diamonds on in person, but free style consultations will be given with every appointment made!

Located in the heart of NYC, the Wedding Cafe is your one stop shop for wedding vendors

Located in the heart of NYC, the Wedding Cafe is your one stop shop for wedding vendors

The new shop is located on 38th Street between 5th and Madison Avenue – easily accessible from either Penn Station or Grand Central Terminal. Make an appointment today using our terrific new on-line system here: Book Today!

Renting real diamond bridal jewelry just got even easier. Hope to see you soon!

Adorn Brides Jewelry – Live and In Person!

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Ever peruse our glittering gems on the website and wonder what they would look like on you? Want to check out our diamonds in person before you rent and get some one on one style advice in the process?

Rent this Bridal Jewelry Today!

Rent this Bridal Jewelry Today!

We here at Adorn have now made renting our bridal jewelry that much easier! This Wednesday we will be opening our very first boutique here in NYC at the Wedding Café and we could not be more excited! We’re inviting all of you lovely ladies to come and join us in our celebration.

Also joining us at our opening will be the fantastic hair and make-up artist Gabriel from Gorgeous Bride NY and the fabulous wedding gown designer Sam Beasley.Sam will be showing off some of her best gowns!!

It’s going to be a great party so make the trip over and get to know our team!

 

 

 

Location: The Wedding Café

Date: Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

Address: 16 E 38th St. New York, NY 10016

Time: 6-8pm

Need directions? Try this link – Directions Here