Bridal Style on a Budget: The Shoe Game

Showing off your style as a bride is such a fun part of the wedding planning and designing process! But when it comes to your attire for the day, expenses can stack up realllllll fast. Who would’ve thought that shoes would be so dang expensive?! We love a good shoe, but realistically, you won’t really be able to showcase those stunning heels under your wedding dress. Keeping that in mind, it’s hard to swallow the price tag on a lot of those Instagram-worthy shoes. That’s why we did a round up of our favorite places and styles of shoes that won’t break the budget for your big day! We love shopping for shoes at places like DSW, Famous Footwear, and Off Broadway to really find a good deal. You can usually find sales and even coupons for places like this versus going directly to somewhere like Steve Madden. While it can be hit or miss, check out your local TJ Maxx or Marshalls too, you can find some great steals there! While all the shoes shown here are going to be more traditional bridal whites and off-whites, shoes are a great way to bring in a pop of color or even your “something blue,” so definitely keep that in mind during your shoe hunt.

Flats

Sandals

Strappy Heels

Pumps

Trend Alert: Spring Wedding Dresses

Wedding season is here and we are loving this year’s new bridal trends! Our top two picks? Long-sleeved gowns and bold, dark accents.

We absolutely adore a long-sleeved lace-y gown. We’ve seen deep v cuts, both in the front and the back, more modest necklines, and completely backless dresses and really love them all. A classic smooth long-sleeve dress is a beautiful option if you’re not as big of a fan of lace as we are! We love that long-sleeve gowns are sticking around all year round instead of just debuting for the fall and winter seasons. This beautiful style has a soft, timeless look to it that any bride can rock!

For those looking to make a bold statement, we’re seeing an increase in bold, black accents in a bride’s gown. While we weren’t sure how we felt about it at first, if done properly, we absolutely love this look as well! Whether it’s through subtle beading, tulle, ribbons, or even black lace, this look certainly steps out of the traditional box in a bold way. We’re excited to see what new ways brides will come up with to further incorporate this daring trend into their big days!

Trending Now: Extravagant Capes

It’s every bride’s struggle when picking a wedding gown - you want to look timeless and chic, but you don’t want to play it safe, either. 2018’s bridal fashion game has been out of this world so far, but our favorite trend is a simple add-on that can take your wedding day look to the next level: a cape!

And we’re not talking superhero capes, either. Beautiful beaded pieces have been trailing down runways and aisles this season and their impact is unmistakable. They’re effortless but elegant, perfect for an extra layer of coverage for a church ceremony or a little layer of warmth for an outdoor wedding on a chilly fall day. It’s a great way to add some variety to your look on your big day without ditching that expensive gown for a second reception dress! For a more casual look, a short, lace capelet adds a touch of whimsy and romance. Play with color and incorporate a gold or blush-toned piece! True, floor-length capes are also popping up all over the bridal scene in place of longer veils, and we love the dramatic statement that an intricately beaded one makes.

This high-fashion look doesn’t have to come with a couture price tag, either. Etsy offers tons of handmade capes and capelets at a fraction of the price. The one-of-a-kind beading will completely elevate your look, and you’ll be dazzling your guests without breaking the bank!