Ideas For Traditional Brides

“Classic” is always in style, and having a traditional wedding will ensure that your special day will be remembered as elegant and timeless for years to come. Much of what makes a wedding traditional could come from your very own family. Traditions are customs passed down from generation to generation, so the best place to set your sights for ideas would be to first approach your own family (and even extended family) and ask about past weddings! Rifle through your parents’ wedding photos, ask your grandparents what they did to prepare for their wedding as well as what lasting traditions were already in place that they, too, took part in on their special day. Many traditional brides decide to have traditional weddings to honor the love that has produced the family they know and love in hopes that the same love will continue on in their own marriage-to-be.

Beyond familial or cultural tradition, a traditional wedding is also elegant and timeless. To further the poised elegance of a traditional wedding, go with tried and true designs for your wedding dress and selected bridesmaids dresses. White has been the traditional wedding color since Queen Victoria wed to Prince Albert in Victorian England (a reign of which would also embed many other holiday traditions), so a white dress with formal train and long, elegant veil and bridal clutch will invoke that undying sense of tradition. Choose a sleek style for your bridesmaids dresses to ensure that they, too, will look timeless (and will applaud your choice for the dress they will be wearing all evening!). Remember to buy them the traditional bridesmaid gifts, especially clutch purses in which they can hold the flowers.

A neutral color palette ensures that any traditional wedding is distinguished. Gentle color accents are also encouraged, such as golds, silvers, or understated blues, pinks or reds and add a classic feel to your overall decor. Also, remember that old fashioned weddings weren’t always held in a reception hall. While an elegant hotel or inn may make a classic venue, also consider outdoor locations or even a scenic backyard. Choice of a venue may also depend on your own family traditions, so be sure to keep those in mind as well.

A traditional wedding reception is poised and usually follows a general pattern. It begins with a cocktail hour, feeding guests with horderves and drinks as they wait for the main event. As at the end of the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom usually greet their guests as they enter the main reception area, where they will await a sit-down dinner. Don’t forget the more fun traditions, such as the best man and maid of honor roasts to the bride and groom, as well as the speeches from the lovely newlyweds themselves. And of course, celebrate by dancing the night away!

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White Wedding Bridal Clutch Purse

Something Blue For Brides

Just about anyone who has or will plan a wedding has heard the bridal tradition “something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, a sixpence in your shoe” at some point during the planning of the wedding. However, not everyone is familiar with the history behind it and what makes it so important to a brides wedding ensemble.  The truth is, the origin of this English rhyme isn’t exactly known, but can be dated back to the Victorian era when it was said that keeping these traditions bring good luck to the bride to be and groom. Each piece is said to bring a different form of positive energy and good karma on the wedding day, for example, something old represents continuity, something new represents the couple creating a new union, and something borrowed can either represent borrowed happiness or a token of love from a friend or family member.  The something blue stands for purity and love, and “a sixpence in your shoe”? Well, a sixpence is a silver coin that dates back to 17th-20th century and a coin in you shoe represents good fortune throughout your marriage.

This age old tradition is still being kept alive by today’s brides and nowadays, brides are coming up with fun, unique ways to incorporate this tradition into their wedding ceremony.  Chicastic has been very helpful to brides in helping them find ways to keep the something blue part alive through our stock of bridal clutches, and stunning jewelry. If you want to add a bold pop of blue, grab a clutch from our something blue collection. We have something to suit any bride’s style and taste and plenty of shades of blue from bright to navy. If you are going for a more subtle splash of blue, our crystal drop down earrings will definitely do the trick. They are breathtaking and elegant, perfect for any bride. As an added bonus, choosing your something blue from Chicastic also doubles as a something new so you have two traditions covered with one purchase!

So brides to be, how do you plan on incorporating blue into you wedding day look? Have you considered a pretty clutch purse or glamorous accessories? And married women, how did you incorporate this important tradition into your wedding look? Comment and let us know we love hearing from our readers and we are sure future brides would love some ideas!

Something Blue for Brides

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Gold Fully Sequined Clutch Purse With Chain String

Don’t be afraid to stand out this wedding season. Whether you’re the bride, a part of the bridal party,  or a guest, make sure you don’t show up  without a bag that not only stands out, but is functional enough for you to be able to hold the small necessities you need throughout the night.  This gold sequined clutch purse with chain string from Chicastic  is not only perfect for a wedding day, it can easily be re worn for any other cocktail event this spring or summer. Complete the look with some gold jewelry and enjoy the night knowing that you look like a star!

Shimmer Gold Fully Sequined Mesh Antique Style Casual Clutch purse Bag