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Newsletter #35: Winter Wedding

Dear Valued Customers,

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just over a week away? Soon after all the festivities “Turkey Day” brings, Christmas shopping will be heavily underway. Not only will Christmas be on the way, but many brides-to-be will be counting down the days until their winter wedding arrives.

Of course, the staff at Kidsformal.com love weddings no matter when they occur, but we especially enjoy winter weddings. There just seems to be something magical about this time of year and it’s great to experience this magical feeling at a wedding! Therefore, in honor of all the brides-to-be planning a winter wedding, we have compiled a list of tips that you might find helpful!

  • Location: Winter weddings can be just as beautiful as spring or summer weddings, but they do require a different setting since the temperature is so much cooler. A few ideas for great winter wedding locations include:
  • A Bed & Breakfast – This is the perfect place for a small and intimate winter wedding. Make sure the room has a fireplace that can be lit to make it even more intimate!
  • A Lodge in the Mountains – What better place to have a winter wedding then in a lodge in the mountains where there is snow all around? Your guests can even stay an extra day or two and enjoy the nearby skiing!
  • A Historical Building – Some of the most beautiful winter weddings have been held in historical buildings such as beautiful churches, amazing mansions and majestic castles!
  • Wedding Attire For the most part, the wedding attire will be the same. The bride will be in a beautiful wedding dress and the groom will be in a formal tuxedo. However, there are a couple things that can be done to make the attire a little more fitting for winter.
  • Dress Style – A lot of winter brides choose wedding gowns that have sleeves to help them stay warmer and create a more “winter” feel among the guests. However, if you have your heart set on a sleeveless dress, then consider adding a beautiful wrap or shawl to accentuate your dress.
  • Bridesmaids and Flower Girls – Bridesmaids and flower girls dresses can also be paired up with stunning wraps, shawls and jackets to bring out the winter theme as well!
  • Jewelry – Jewelry is another important aspect for winter themed weddings. Many associate snow and ice with winter, therefore having lots of sparkling “icy” accents will help tremendously. Therefore, choose jewelry that has diamond or crystal pieces to give your attire the extra touch it needs.
  • Decorations – There are many ways you can decorate your winter wedding. However, if you need a little help thinking of ideas, below are a few to get you started.
  • Christmas Trees – Use miniature Christmas trees to help decorate the reception hall for your wedding. These can even be used as centerpieces for the tables!
  • Ice Sculptures – As mentioned before, ice is often associated with winter, therefore, having ice sculptures at your wedding is an exquisite way to enhance your winter themed wedding!
  • Crystal Bouquets – Make your bouquet a keepsake by having it made entirely of crystals! This will not only help make your winter wedding more “wintery” but it will also give you a beautiful wedding keepsake that you can showcase in your home. You can also have smaller bouquets with crystal accents made for your bridesmaids as well.

Hopefully, you’ve found a few ideas to help you plan your winter wedding whether it’s next month or a year from now. If you are looking for the perfect flower girl dress or accent pieces, such as the wraps and shawls mentioned above, then visit KidsFormal.com and we’ll help you find exactly what you’re looking for!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Your Friends at KidsFormal.com.

How to Save Money on Fall and Winter Clothes for the Whole Family

I know I’ve talked about how you can save money on the kids when it comes time to clean out their closets and update the outgrown clothes, but I haven’t talked about how you can save money when shopping for the entire family as fall and winter approach. And, as you know, clothing expenses aren’t just limited to the kids. After all, adults like to freshen up their wardrobes from time to time too!

So, how can you bring some new styles to your closet, as well as the kids’, this fall/winter without breaking the bank? Here are a few ideas:

  • Sell the clothes you don’t wear anymore. While we all know the time and effort behind hosting a garage sale, the truth is that garage sales are still excellent for helping people get rid of the stuff they don’t need anymore…AND make money. If garage sales aren’t your thing, then consider selling the clothes that are in good condition on eBay. You will be surprised at how easy it is to sell unwanted items (including clothes) on that site. Regardless of which method you choose, you will get rid of the unwanted clothes and make money that can go towards new clothes this fall/winter for the entire family.
  • Be savvy and shop online for everyone. If you’ve read this blog for long then you know that I’m a huge supporter of shopping for kids’ clothing online, but I’ve just recently started to shop for my own clothing online. It isn’t because I can’t find good deals online for myself or my husband, but instead it’s because we are the ones to sacrifice as we’re always replacing our kids’ clothes due to their growth spurts. However, there are times when we need (and deserve) to add a few new items to our closets too and I’ve found that I can actually save a lot of money by shopping online. I like to watch the discount sites like zulily.com and shoebuy.com as they run a lot of sales for adult clothing. (Tip: don’t order anything that isn’t on sale…)
  • Take advantage of card discounts. Finally, make sure you take the time read the store flyers about upcoming sales and specials for their customer card holders. While I’m not one who likes to charge up my credit cards, when it comes to saving additional money on things we need and are going to buy anyways, I do it. I just make sure that I take the money out of my checking account and set aside for the credit card immediately when I get home so I don’t get surprised with a big balance later on.

Hopefully, you’ve found these tips helpful. We all need new clothes from time to time…especially mom and dad in the fall and winter, but that doesn’t mean we have to go into debt in order to do it. What are some of the ways you save money on clothing.