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

Wedding Hair Accessories

An important decision that relates to your wedding hairstyle is deciding what, if any, hair accessories you want. There are numerous options for hair accessories, from simple barrettes to long veils, and most accessories look great with whichever hairstyle you get for your big day

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image courtesy of: vibbi

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image courtesy of: girlyard

The classic hairpiece for your wedding day is wearing a veil. Veils are very traditional at weddings, and go with almost all wedding gowns and hairstyles!

 

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image courtesy of: stylish wife

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image courtesy of: usa bride

Feel like an absolute princess on your wedding day by wearing your own tiara! Go with the classic tiara, or opt for a more fun and whimsical one with different shapes!

 

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image courtesy of: the honeycomb

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image courtesy of: my wedding

Be creative and match your hair with your own bouquet! With greenery being a big trend in weddings this year, why not add some fun greenery to your hairstyle as well?!

Summer Wedding Footwear & Advice on Summer Surfaces

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You’ve decided on your wedding venue, picked out your dress, and now it’s time for shoes! Having a summer wedding means your free to have all the open-toe options and you also have the option to even go barefoot!

Before picking shoes, it’s important to know your venue and the surfaces you’ll be walking on. As we all know, heels and grass do not mix well. That also applies with heels in sand. Don’t fret – this does not mean you can’t wear those heels you’ve been eyeing! If you’re getting married on the beach and want to wear heels, opt for a boardwalk aisle so you won’t be sinking in the sand. If you’re getting married in a backyard or on a lawn, you can also make an aisle runner on which you won’t sink in the ground; however, if you want the natural look, ditch the heels and wear chunky wedges, beautiful flats, sandals, or even the new trending barefoot sandals!

How to Dress for a Destination Wedding

Upcoming tropical destination wedding and no clue what to wear? Not to worry, we have you covered. Preparing for a destination wedding can be a lot more difficult and stressful than your average wedding! There may not be a clear dress code, but it’s safe to say if you’re headed to a tropical destination that you’ll have your toes in the sand aside some crystal-clear water! 

For a tropical wedding, we recommend you have some fun with your outfit choice! A destination wedding calls for some bright colors or even fun patterns (without going too over the top), so leave your fancy lace at home and enjoy the sunshine with a pop of color. Here are some of our picks for 2017 destination weddings, all under $50!

 

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With wedding season in full swing, it can be hard to figure out the perfect outfit for different venues. No fear, PV is breaking down some of our favorite outfits for a variety of weddings!

As the wedding is outdoors, be aware of anything too dark or too tight… you could end up with visible sweat marks if it’s a hot day! Stick to looser, more comfortable, breathable fabrics. Look for bright, summer-y cocktail dresses that you can accent with a statement piece necklace and a great wedge sandal!

Like the backyard wedding, be careful of wearing anything too dark or too tight for a beach wedding! Additionally, avoid anything too short (and loose) that may get caught up in the sea breeze. Embrace the setting and play with those gorgeous blues and greens, solids and patterns are both fine! For a more formal beach wedding, look for a fun maxi dress. For a more casual event, a shorter dress that falls around the knee will look great! Pair with some dressy sandals and a fresh pedi, and you’re ready to go.

A night wedding, whether it be at a country club or similar venue, will come with a more formal dress code. It’s time to break out the floor-length evening gown! Stick to a classy, timeless look with an elegant gown, plain pumps, and simple jewelry to finish off your look. Prefer a shorter dress? No problem – we’ve got you covered there too.

The Bride-to-Be's Complete Veil Guide

Image courtesy of:  Lydia Leclair Photography

Image courtesy of: Lydia Leclair Photography

Unfortunately, “short” or “long” just doesn’t cut it when describing what type of veil you’re looking for on your big day. Don’t stress, Parsimony Vintage has got you covered with our Bridal Veil Guide!

 

birdcage


 

blusher


 

fly away


 

elbow


 

fingertip


 

ballet


 

chapel


 

cathedral


 

Juliet cap


 

mantilla


Veils can get pricey – don’t be afraid to go vintage, or If you’re feeling daring, try making your own!

Touch Of Blush

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We've created this Color Story to invoke the tones and hues of youth and innocence, while never losing it's classic, elegant sophistication. Soft pastels that play off each other, and bold, shining metallic pieces give this look a playful, yet refined air. 

Come, see why growing up doesn't have to mean growing old!

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CREATIVE CONCEPT AND DESIGN: PARSIMONY VINTAGE

FLORAL DESIGN: PAMELA MCCULLOUGH PARSIMONY VINTAGE

PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY: PHOTOGRAPHY BY CARLIN

BRIDAL GOWN: BRIDAL HEIRLOOMS

HAIR: JACLYN LOPES MORIN, BRUSH SALON

MAKEUP: ALY TERLIK

CAKES: PETE'S SWEETS 

JEWELRY: DON MULLER GALLERY  

ART AND INVITE DESIGNS: DAVID BUSCEMI, ART DIRECTOR, PARSIMONY VINTAGE

RENTALS: JEROME'S PARTY PLUS

MODEL: OLIVIA BUSCEMI