Friday, September 21, 2018

Bridal Bouquet Alternatives

Believe it or not, some brides aren’t a fan of flowers. Some even opt to carry nothing down the aisle on their big day. However, if you want to try something different on your wedding day, or aren’t a fan of plants, then here are some alternatives to carry with you:


Vintage Parasol

One of the hottest trends to replace flowers is to take a vintage parasol down the aisle! Of course, you might not want to carry an open parasol in an indoor venue (if you’re superstitious), but instead, this would be the perfect alternative for an outdoor wedding!

Not only will a parasol add a bit of retro elegance to your big day, but you won’t worry as much when placing it down — unlike a bouquet of flowers. Indeed, if you can’t find a vintage parasol, you can go online and find some inspired versions for a fraction of the cost!

Feathers

Another significant new wave trend for weddings is for a bride to carry a bouquet made of feathers! That’s right: feathers are the in-trend and come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors/patterns that will blend with any wedding theme! Of course, the simplest way to obtain feathers (if you happen to create your own) is to visit your local craft store.

If you’re not sold on the idea of creating your feather bouquet for the big day, then you can indeed have one custom made by searching online. Not only will a feather bouquet last for the years to come, but it will also be an incredible statement piece at your wedding!

Lantern

Holding a wedding in the evening or at night? If that’s the case, then a lantern will do the trick! One of the best ways to acquire a lantern is to visit your local dollar store. From there, you can pick up a relatively inexpensive lantern and spray paint it any color you’d like. 

To keep your wedding lantern safe — especially if your flower girl and ring bearer will be carrying one, too — you can then opt for battery-operated flame-less candles. These will be the perfect way to create a little magic on your big day!

Looking for a beautiful dress for the big day? Stop by our Village Bridal & Boutique (attached to Dynasty Limousine) today! You’ll be amazed at the incredible gowns you can find, at wonderful prices!

For more information, please call (631) 587-2800! We can’t wait to see you soon and help plan for the big day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Groom’s Cake Ideas 2018

Ah, the wedding cake! Known to be a staple of any couple’s big day, it can certainly draw attention on its looks alone. However, if you’ve been reading the latest wedding trend news, Groom’s Cakes are an absolute hit on the big day!

Known to sit alongside your wedding cake, this little-baked good reflects the groom’s personality and is usually given as a gift from their spouse! If you’re not sure what to decide on for the design, then here are some great ideas:


Favorite Sport

Does your groom-to-be have a favorite sport? Whether they play basketball or are a die-hard baseball fan, there are plenty of sports-themed cakes to create. One of the most popular ideas is to have a cake creation in the shape of their favorite team’s mascot! Not only will this be the center of attention, besides your actual wedding cake, but the look on your groom’s face will be priceless!

Favorite Food

Of course, a cake is edible and considered food — but it’s nothing like a burger or a slice of pizza! If your groom-to-be is a "foodie," then a fun groom’s cake design can replicate their favorite meal. This can range anywhere from a t-bone steak to a bowl of pasta. No matter what your groom loves to eat (besides wedding cake), it will be a great creation!

Favorite Drink

Another great groom’s cake creation is to replicate your groom’s favorite drink — especially if it comes in a unique-shaped bottle! If your future husband like whiskey or bourbon, then you can have the cake shaped like the beverage — and even have the cake layers soaked in the drink, too (but make sure it’s only consumed by those that are 21+)! Now, if your guy loves wine, then a wine-bottle shaped groom’s cake will be a great statement piece!

Favorite Movie

Does your hubby like to recite their favorite movie lines? If that’s the case, then re-creating a character or famous scene from their favorite film will be the perfect groom’s cake! If your man has more than one film in their heart, then you can have a cake that will embody all of them — which will undoubtedly be jaw-dropping! No matter what you choose, we’re confident your groom will love his movie cake!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Monday, September 17, 2018

The Pros and Cons of a Bridal Veil

When it comes to wedding dresses, the most iconic accessory is a veil. Whether this staple is made from diamonds or flowers, there’s a veil to go with any wedding and dress. Although most brides may feel as if this headpiece is necessary, it’s actually up to their discretion. If you’re not sure whether you want to don a veil, then here are some tips to known:


Pros of a Veil

A Statement Piece

One of the best features of a bridal veil is that it’s a timeless statement piece for a bride. You know exactly what we’re talking about, ladies: from Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday to Julia Roberts in Runaway Bride, the veil is a staple of wedding culture!

Of course, when it comes to your veil, the style is entirely up to you. From the length to the material it’s made out of, there are no rights or wrongs when it comes to this fashionable accessory! 

The Finishing Touch

Indeed, when you’re about to get married, most brides want that traditional “bridal look.” Of course, your dress will be the ultimate statement piece — but the veil is the finishing touch that most brides long for. When you put a veil on your head, it will be like the icing on top of the wedding cake; sweet and sentimental! 

When you visit Village Bridal, not only will we have an extensive array of fabulous and beautiful veils, but we also have a large variety of jewelry and accessories to bring your wedding veil dreams to new heights!

Cons of a Veil

Might be Annoying

If you’re not a fan of hair blowing around in your face, then a veil might be out of the question for you. Since a veil is made from a light, airy material, such as tulle, there’s a great chance that your headpiece will blow around on your big day — especially if you’re holding the ceremony outside.

Additionally, if you plan on showing off your fabulous bridal hair on the big day, then a veil will block your guests' view. Of course, veils can be trimmed to the desired length — but even the shortest of veils could get in the way, surprisingly.

An Additional Cost

When it comes to planning your wedding, the dress is typically the most expensive part of your budget. However, if you have a specific budget in mind, then a veil could usually run at a higher cost than expected. This will not only chip away at your dress budget — but you might feel as if you’d rather spend it all on your dress and not the veil.

No matter what you choose, we’re confident that you’re going to look stunning on your wedding day, with or without a veil! 

Looking for a beautiful dress for the big day? Stop by our Village Bridal & Boutique (attached to Dynasty Limousine) today! You’ll be amazed at the incredible gowns you can find, at wonderful prices!

For more information, please call (631) 587-2800! We can’t wait to see you soon and help plan for the big day!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Dress

Besides The MET Gala, one of the most important days for a dress is your wedding! Sure, you might have your dream gown in mind — but sometimes it takes hard work and determination to find it. Of course, the process can seem a tad overwhelming — and that’s why we’re here to help! 


Find a Budget

First and foremost, before you go on the search for a dress, you’ll want to factor in your budget. Believe it or not, sometimes your dream gown can cost as much as a pre-owned car (we’re serious) which can throw you back down to square one. 

To find a budget that works best for you, go online and do your homework on wedding gowns. From famous brands to the lesser-known bands, don’t eliminate any dress in your sight — because you might be pleasantly surprised to see how much they cost. 

Once you secure an ideal budget, then it’s time to search for the dress of your dreams!

Searching for the Dress

When looking for your wedding dress, as mentioned before, you want to keep all options available. Sometimes, the gown of your dreams might not be comfortable to wear, or it could be sold-out. No matter what the reason may be, you always want to factor every gown you see into the equation! 

Before you purchase your gown, you’ll want to try on each gown you like, since it’s all about the perfect fit — and you may be surprised that a favorite dress of yours may not look as you hoped it would.

Once you know what you’re looking for, it’s time to head to a bridal shop, such as Village Bridal. Not only will our staff be able to accommodate your dress expectations, but we also offer in-house alterations, too! This will assure you that once you find the perfect gown, it will fit like a dream come true!

In addition to finding the perfect dress, Village Bridal will also be able to help you find the ideal bridesmaids gowns, shoes, accessories and more for your big day. These, of course, are just as important as your beautiful wedding gown — and will indeed be the icing on the cake (pun intended).

Looking for a beautiful dress for the big day? Stop by our Village Bridal & Boutique (attached to Dynasty Limousine) today! You’ll be amazed at the incredible gowns you can find, at wonderful prices!

For more information, please call (631) 587-2800! We can’t wait to see you soon and help plan for the big day!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Alternatives for a Wedding Cake

One of the most iconic pieces of any wedding is the cake. From extravagant wedding cakes to small wedding cakes, there’s a perfect baked confection for every couple that ties the knot!

While cake is traditional, some couples would rather not have a cake — either because they’re not a fan of the baked good or want to change things up. No matter the reason for a cake-less wedding, here are some sweet alternatives to check out:


Cupcakes

Still looking for something sweet for the big day? Look no further than wedding cupcakes! Of course, cupcakes are the tiniest version of a wedding cake — but they do not disappoint! When you opt for cupcakes, you have the option of having as many flavors as you’d like, in addition to a variety of different designs.

Cupcakes are the perfect solution for couples that want to keep their dessert on a budget while having a variety of options to choose from, too.

Donuts

Another great option to replace your wedding cake are some festive donuts! Whether you’re looking to have custom donuts that replicate your theme or some from your favorite donut shop, the possibilities are entirely endless — and undoubtedly delicious!

One of the best reasons why donuts make an excellent choice is that there are many ways to display them! From placing the donuts on a vertical pegboard to stacking them up in the shape of a cake, you can let your imagination (and sweet tooth) run wild with your fabulous wedding donuts!

Cake Pops

In search of a new wave idea that will get your guests talking? Why not have some custom cake pops on your big day! That’s right: the little cake creations that you see at your favorite coffee shop are making a significant impact in the wedding world!

Since cake pops are quite simple to make, you can either D-I-Y the process at your home — or you can have them made, professionally. No matter how you acquire your wedding cake pops, your guests will be in for a memorable treat!

Ice Cream Sundaes

Not a fan of anything cake-based? If that’s the case, then an ice cream sundae bar will be the best bet! From traditional sundaes to larger than life creations, the possibilities are entirely endless when it comes to making one of these delicious concoctions!

If you’re lucky, sometimes the venue you’re holding your wedding at will even offer this as a complimentary service, when you purchase a catering package!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Friday, September 7, 2018

The Best Spots to Hold an Engagement Photoshoot

Nowadays, every monumental event is photographed. From a first birthday to a college graduation, each milestone has an image to document that it happened. However, in recent years, engagement photos have taken the world by storm — and some of the most popular have even landed a spot on national television, too!

If you recently got engaged and are looking to have a photoshoot, then here are some of the best places to do so:


The Spot You Met

One of the best places to hold an engagement photoshoot is the spot where you two met. Indeed, this could be a variety of locations — but it’s best to have the shoot in one location since it may be quite tricky (and expensive) to travel around with a photographer.

Of course, if you decide to take the photos on your own, then traveling around will be an absolute breeze. Indeed, if the first place you met was a store or restaurant, then you may need to ask for permission to shoot photos before you schedule a whole day centered around the location.

By the Sea

Another prime location for engagement photos is on the beach. Granted, no matter what time of the year it may be, your local beach is the perfect spot to document those lasting memories. One of the best places to start, if applicable, is on the boardwalk.

Once you acquire photos from there, you can then make your way into the sand, followed by the ocean (if you’d like). No matter what order you choose, your photos will certainly tell the tale of your engagement in the most stylish of ways!

At the Park

Looking to "spruce" things up, literally? If that’s the case, then visiting your local park will be another great spot to take your engagement photos! Of course, you can even pick a local preserve or garden to get the perfect shots!

When holding your engagement photoshoot at a park, you even have the opportunity to add some “scene” into the mix. What do we mean by that? Indeed, you can get creative and hold a faux picnic. This will not only be entirely memorable, but you’ll have an absolute blast while taking the photos!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Fall Wedding Tips 2018

Believe it or not, one of the most popular times to host a wedding is in the fall. From the bright colored leaves to the subtle hints of pumpkin spice, many different factors make an autumn wedding what it is: beautiful. If you’re planning a fall wedding or are hosting one in a few weeks, then here are some valuable tips to know:


Sudden Weather Change

Just like the summertime, autumn is known to have a pretty unpredictable forecast. Sure, you’ll get a rain shower every now and then — but sometimes the temperature can go from scorching hot to cold and breezy, within minutes. No matter what the forecast might be, it’s always important to be prepared. 

One of the best ways to prepare is to bring some blankets. Sure, it might be a tad unnecessary for an indoor wedding — but if you plan on hosting a ceremony outdoors on a cool, crisp autumn day, then it’s essential to keep your guests as comfortable as possible.

Commit to a Theme

Another essential autumn wedding tip is to commit to a theme. Of course, you can choose any theme you’d like — but if you want to keep the fall vibe going, then it’s best to plan accordingly. Unlike a summer wedding, a fall wedding will use hues of dark, rich tones (i.e., purple, crimson, burnt orange) instead of bright shades of blue and yellow. 

Indeed, one of the most important aspects are the flowers that you choose to decorate the space. Again, if you’re looking to commit to an autumn theme, then dahlias, lilies, chrysanthemums, to name a few, will be the perfect flowers to get that autumn vibe you’re looking for!

Make it Fun

Sometimes, a couple can plan a beautiful wedding — but may forget to add an element of fun into the mix. If that’s the case, then it’s essential to incorporate some fall fun on your big day, such as candy apples, candy corn and other treats that your guests will be sure to love. 

Now, if your wedding happens to fall on the week before Halloween (or not), you can even incorporate some fun masquerade masks at each table to heighten the fun. No matter what you choose, we’re confident that it will be a stunning, fun wedding! 

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

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