The Archive – Grey Likes Weddings | Wedding Fashion & Inspiration | Best Wedding Blog http://www.greylikesweddings.com A Wedding Blog by Grey Likes. Love Well Styled. Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:16:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.5 How to Buy the Perfect Engagement Ring— Without Breaking the Bank http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/buy-perfect-engagement-ring-without-breaking-bank/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/buy-perfect-engagement-ring-without-breaking-bank/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2018 23:00:17 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=105930 Engagement rings are a big ticket item. For most people, engagement rings are one of the biggest purchases they’ll ever make. And it’s easy to see why people are ready to drop a lot of cash on their ring— after all, engagement rings are meant to symbolize everlasting love and people want the quality of... Read More

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Engagement rings are a big ticket item. For most people, engagement rings are one of the biggest purchases they’ll ever make. And it’s easy to see why people are ready to drop a lot of cash on their ring— after all, engagement rings are meant to symbolize everlasting love and people want the quality of their ring to reflect that. Plus, diamonds appreciate over time, so engagement rings are also an investment purchase that people want to get right. 

So, what exactly are people spending on engagement rings? Across the US, the average amount spent on an engagement ring is $6,351. Though, the amount spent per state ranges from $3,518 to $10,241, with the lowest average coming from Utah and the priciest coming from California. 

While it’s good to consider how much people are spending on their engagement rings, it’s also important to remember that your budget doesn’t have to hit that average number. Every person’s unique situation is different— the most important thing about your engagement ring budget is that it’s comfortable for you. No one wants to start a marriage with strained finances or debt. 

So, how do you buy the perfect engagement ring when you’re working within a budget? We partnered with Fancy Lab to answer that question! The first thing you should do is make sure you know exactly what your budget is. Some people have a range they look within and some people just set a hard upper limit. To figure out your budget, just take an honest look at your finances and think about what you’d be completely comfortable spending.

Once you know your budget, it’s time to start shopping around. If you’ve never bought an engagement ring before, you might not know that engagement ring settings are usually sold separately from the engagement ring’s center stone (which is, traditionally, a diamond). So, keep that in mind while you’re shopping. 

If you’re shopping online, most retailers have handy filters that will allow you to only look at settings or diamonds within certain price ranges. But one online retailer, the luxury jeweler RockHer has taken diamond “filtering” up a notch with their online diamond concierge, ROSI. 

ROSI, a combination of algorithm and AI (powered by IBM’s Watson!), was designed by the team at RockHer to help make what used to be a very difficult shopping decision very simple. Essentially, ROSI works by getting a few pieces of information from whoever’s using her, then sorting through thousands of diamonds and showing the user only the very best ones within their criteria. So, in a nutshell, ROSI helps you find the best diamond within your budget, taking all the confusion and work out of the diamond shopping process. Plus, she does it faster than even an expert gemologist could.

And RockHer is a full stop shop— you can use ROSI to find your ideal diamond and then pair that diamond with your ideal setting right away (or vice versa). They have every imaginable setting style, from intricate vintage settings to sleek modern rings. 

So, the answer to the question of “how to buy the perfect engagement ring without breaking the bank?” Figure out your budget then use ROSI, an AI advanced digital diamond gemologist, to help you sort through the rubble and find your perfect ring. 

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You’ll Love These Valentine’s Day Top Gift Ideas http://www.greylikesweddings.com/uncategorized/youll-love-valentines-day-top-gift-ideas/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/uncategorized/youll-love-valentines-day-top-gift-ideas/#comments Thu, 08 Feb 2018 23:30:31 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=105080 Valentine’s Day is right around the corner— do you know what you’re getting your Valentine this year? Picking out just the right gift for your sweetheart can be tricky. Everyone wants to give their Valentine something that will make them feel special and appreciated. That’s why so many people opt to give jewelry on Valentine’s... Read More

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner— do you know what you’re getting your Valentine this year? Picking out just the right gift for your sweetheart can be tricky. Everyone wants to give their Valentine something that will make them feel special and appreciated. That’s why so many people opt to give jewelry on Valentine’s Day. Fine jewelry is beautiful and romantic— plus, it will last a lifetime. To help you pick out an amazing gift this year, we’ve partnered with Fancy Lab to put together this V-Day Gift Guide, full of gorgeous pieces that will make her heart skip a beat.

Diamond Studs

Is there any jewelry more classic and gorgeous than a simple pair of diamond studs? These earrings are the definition of classic beauty, featuring two radiant white diamonds set in 14k white gold. If your Valentine doesn’t have a pair of diamond studs in her collection yet, she’ll be overjoyed to receive them this year.

Oval Diamond Pendant

This diamond pendant is wearable, unique, and absolutely beautiful. Diamond pendants are a classic jewelry item that can enhance any outfit; their simple radiance goes with everything. The oval-shaped diamond in this piece adds a unique touch to this diamond pendant, which would more commonly have a round or princess shaped diamond.

Black Diamond Studs

Black diamonds have been rising in popularity in the world of fine jewelry. Their bold, rich look adds a cool, edgy feel to every piece they’re used in. These black diamond studs, securely bezel set in 14k white gold, provide a boldly beautiful way to wear these distinctive diamonds.

Rose Gold Solitaire

Rose gold has grown quick popularity in fine jewelry and has become the new staple. Rose gold is a popular and desired metal choice along with its counterparts yellow and white gold— if not even more so. This beautiful rose gold solitaire ring elegantly pairs a soft rose gold setting with a unique, yet classic cushion cut white diamond. This ring is a great choice if you’re thinking of popping the question this Valentine’s Day.

Diamond Hoops

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend— so these diamond hoops featuring 50 brilliant round cut diamonds might just end up being her soul mate (after you, of course). These dazzling earrings, with their twin rings of radiant white diamonds, are classically beautiful and simply to die for.

These pieces are from Diamond Studs, known for their classic and timeless jewelry selection. Their sister company, Diamond Wish, is known for their unique engagement rings, like the gorgeous blue and white diamond ring pictured above. This ring, which features an elegantly scalloped halo of diamonds around its blue center stone, is a beautiful example of an alternative engagement ring. Alternative engagement rings are a great change to classic white diamond engagement rings. They’re great for the modern bride that seeks out a more unique and personal feel and isn’t afraid to deviate from tradition. Alternative engagement rings are also having their moment in the spotlight right now!

Give Your Gift In Style

Once you’ve picked out your Valentine’s Gift, consider this: how you give your gift can help to make it feel even more special. Here’s a gift giving idea: give her a handmade Valentine’s Day card along with her new piece of jewelry. Making her an old school, handcrafted Valentine’s Day card (complete with your personalized words of devotion, of course) is sweet, thoughtful, and charming. You can either give her her jewelry at the same time as her handmade card or hide the jewelry and write clues in the card to help her find it. Either way, she’ll love that you went the extra mile to make her Valentine’s Day even more special and memorable.

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Valentine’s Day Fine Jewelry Gift Guide http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/valentines-day-fine-jewelry-gift-guide/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/valentines-day-fine-jewelry-gift-guide/#respond Fri, 02 Feb 2018 22:00:06 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=104761 It’s almost Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year. (Unless you’re also getting married this year, of course!) Valentine’s Day is a day when love is in the air. It’s the perfect day to spend special quality time with your partner, deepening your bond and falling even more in love.  While spending time... Read More

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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, the most romantic day of the year. (Unless you’re also getting married this year, of course!) Valentine’s Day is a day when love is in the air. It’s the perfect day to spend special quality time with your partner, deepening your bond and falling even more in love. 

While spending time with your Valentine is a major part of this special day, there’s another big tradition to take into account: the gift exchange. Choosing just the right gift for your sweetheart can be tricky. You want to get them something truly special, something that shows them just how much they mean to you. That’s a big part of why so many people opt to give fine jewelry on Valentine’s Day. It’s beautiful, special, and timeless— just like your love for each other. 

If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day gift that’s as thoughtful as it is beautiful, you’re in the right spot. We partnered with Fancy Lab for a fab list of top Valentine’s Day fine jewelry gifts. Read on!

Love Ring 

Why not spell out your devotion this year with this modern, beautiful rose gold and diamond “LOVE” ring? 

Ruby and Diamond Halo Studs

Rubies: they’re the stone of romance and passion. Give a timeless (and stunning) token of your love with these ruby and white diamond halo studs by Studio 247 Fine Jewelry

Diamond Chain Necklace 

Keep it simple and beautiful by giving this ultra-wearable (but still gorgeous!) 14k gold and white diamond cable chain necklace by Gnat Jewelers

Asscher Cut Diamond Earrings

These earrings have all the appeal of the classic diamond stud with a retro twist: their angular, art deco asscher cut. 

Diamond Infinity Bangle 

This adorable bangle is as beautiful as it is sentimental. The infinity emblem on this piece, shimmering with radiant white diamonds, is a symbol of your infinite love for the recipient. 

Diamond Halo Pendant

Is there a better gift than a classic diamond pendant? It’s wearable, gorgeous, and timeless. This stunning diamond staple is by Bay Diamond Importers

Bar and Chain Bracelet

This delicate bracelet is simple yet oh so beautiful. This on-trend, elegant piece is perfect worn on its own or as part of a fun bracelet stack. 

Tourmaline and Diamond Ring 

This romantic pink tourmaline and diamond cocktail ring is the perfect gift for the glamorous lady in your life. 

Rose Gold Tennis Bracelet 

The infinitely covetable tennis bracelet design gets a modern, on-trend update in this bracelet, which features a rose gold setting and a stunning star-shaped clasp by Stein Diamonds

Diamond Baguette Necklace 

Want to give a gift with a real “wow” factor? Choose this incredibly elegant, dazzlingly beautiful 18k white gold and diamond baguette necklace by Valla Jewelry. 

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Melissa Sweet Bridal Gowns http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/melissa-sweet-bridal-gowns/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/melissa-sweet-bridal-gowns/#comments Tue, 18 Jul 2017 20:52:51 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=99233 We are super excited today to be able to share with you guys some absolutely gorgeous gowns from David’s Bridal. Their new Melissa Sweet collection is all things romance and perfect for the romantic bride who loves artisanal styling. Featuring vintage inspired details, the gowns are ethereal and poetic with unique details and tiny hints... Read More

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We are super excited today to be able to share with you guys some absolutely gorgeous gowns from David’s Bridal. Their new Melissa Sweet collection is all things romance and perfect for the romantic bride who loves artisanal styling. Featuring vintage inspired details, the gowns are ethereal and poetic with unique details and tiny hints of color. Even better, we get to share images with you of them in a wedding setting. Take a look at all of this loveliness:

Shown above is a stunning lace gown with a cut out back that will knock your (or his!) socks off! Shown above here is a simply sweet embroidered lace gown with a romantic sweeping underlay.

Here’s that cut out back we told you about!

And of course we absolutely love this tiered chiffon number as well! So many to choose from!

David’s Bridal is an incredible resource for bridal gowns! They offer a variety of sizes for all brides, plenty of convenient locations, incredible service, and a huge variety of designers, styles, and budgets, so that you can find the gown that is absolutely perfect for you! Plus, you can get it all done with their collection of shoes, jewelry, handbags, bridesmaid gowns, and even alternations. If you are dying to try on one of these gowns as much as we are, you can head here to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT!

 

*This post is sponsored by David’s Bridal.

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Honeymoon Solved! Meet Luna http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/honeymoon-solved-meet-luna/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/honeymoon-solved-meet-luna/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 19:00:52 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=96563 One of the best parts of getting married is the honeymoon – right? But sometimes trying to plan your trip becomes really challenging. LUNA MOONS to the rescue! They have taken the complexity out of the equation and put amazing tech tools in your hands, so you’re freed up to spin your fantasy into a... Read More

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One of the best parts of getting married is the honeymoon – right? But sometimes trying to plan your trip becomes really challenging. LUNA MOONS to the rescue! They have taken the complexity out of the equation and put amazing tech tools in your hands, so you’re freed up to spin your fantasy into a reality and enjoy the process.

Conjure up your CUSTOM ITINERARY using a real-time, easy-to-use planning interface that both of you can access anywhere.

Need inspiration? Luna Moons has carefully crafted UNIQUE SOJOURNS that you can use as a template or tweak to your specifications. Peruse their  FULL LIST OF HONEYMOON ITINERARIES right here!

Sounds great, right? So I’m sure you are wondering how it works!

Design an Extraordinary Trip

With INDIVIDUAL LOGINS for the traveler and his or her co-pilot, Luna empowers couples to confidently design, plan and book an extraordinary honeymoon together. The real-time, collaborative toolset lets couples work simultaneously to brainstorm, suggest ideas, and organize the itinerary they envision.

Bring Plans to Life

Couples can choose either a LUNA TRIP or build their own. The pre-built trip include day-by-day itineraries in Italy, France and Hawaii and provide suggested hotels, schedules and side trips – freeing honeymooners to simply pick the dates, pack, and go.

Together is Better

Travel planning – especially for honeymoons – is a multi-person experience, so invite your fellow travelers to help design and make decisions. With individual logins for the traveler and his or her co-pilot, Luna’s collaborative toolset lets both work simultaneously—wherever they are—to brainstorm, suggest ideas, rejigger the calendar.

Simplifying Travel Planning

The interactive travel planner allows travelers to explore together, and model the major features of their trip, including where to stay, what to do and how to get there. The planner organizes and keeps track of all travel aspects involved in planning in order to simplify the more complex decisions travelers are required to make.

Quote and Book

Once the itinerary is finished, the traveler simply clicks “BOOK NOW”. A Luna Planner double-checks the itinerary and returns it to the couple for final approval. However many reservations, Luna will manage all the details and keep track of all the payments so travelers don’t have to.

So are you ready to start planning? Head on over to LUNA MOONS today and start planning your dream honeymoon! Can we come along?

Want a daily does of travel inspiration? Connect with Luna on INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK.

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Using Squarespace to Create Your Space! http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/using-squarespace-create-space/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/bridal-blog/using-squarespace-create-space/#respond Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:40:20 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=92799 Building your wedding website can be one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning for today’s modern bride. While you are registering for plates and dishes for your new home, you can simultaneously be building a beautiful home online. It’s a place to share your story, share wedding details, and can even serve as... Read More

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Building your wedding website can be one of the most enjoyable parts of wedding planning for today’s modern bride. While you are registering for plates and dishes for your new home, you can simultaneously be building a beautiful home online. It’s a place to share your story, share wedding details, and can even serve as an online family scrapbook after the wedding as you build your new life together. And here’s the best part, Squarespace has this whole website thing totally dialed in. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering they help couples to share their stories with the world.

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Let us tell you a little bit about them! Squarespace helps you build your own wedding websites, but they handle all the techy stuff that can be so gosh darn overwhelming. They have made designing so easy! You can customize based on your own style, without having to know how to actually build a website. It is so user friendly, and takes the hassle out of it. You don’t need fancy software, you don’t need to know what terms like “bandwith” mean, and there aren’t annoying storage limitations. Simply upload your content, customize your design, and you’re ready to go. The other bonus of Squarespace is that their websites also look fabulous on phones, and let’s be real, that’s how most people will be looking at your site! We love that! And if it’s NOT that easy, they have 24/7 customer service via email and live chat. Fantastic!

And now for the best part, have you heard of Zola? It’s this amazing way you create and share your wedding registry with your guests, and it is built right into your Squarespace website. Zola is the wedding registry that’ll do anything for love, where couples can register for gifts, experiences, and personalize their own funds.  Zola offers unique features such as controlled shipping, virtual exchange, and a 10% completion discount after your wedding. We are swooning over some of their serveware, Amaze! Check it out, they’ve got some amazing things to register for from over 450 brands! Can I hear an, Amen?

Alright so here’s the nitty gritty: Websites start at $12/month. Not too steep! And when you sign up for the annual plan, you’ll get a domain free for the first year! Choose from domain TLDs like .wedding or .party or .love! Domains start at $20/year and renew at the same price every year with no hidden fee. So if you choose to keep the website going after the wedding, you’re good to go!

Seriously, Squarespace takes the headache out of building a website, and allows you to create something that represents both of you and will last a lifetime! We can’t think of a better place to share engagement photos, wedding information like registries and RSVP’s, and eventually your wedding photos!

Ready to start your Squarespace website? You can try it 14-days absolutely free! When you decide to subscribe, be sure to use offer code ‘GLW‘ for 10% off your first domain or website purchase.

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Erin and Jack’s Desert Anniversary Shoot http://www.greylikesweddings.com/uncategorized/erin-jacks-anniversary-shoot/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/uncategorized/erin-jacks-anniversary-shoot/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2017 16:10:01 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=88189 Well, if Erin’s comments about her Air Force husband and their love don’t make you tear up, we don’t know what will. The couple fell in love fast and hard and Jack’s waterfall proposal soon-after was totally romantic. The couple has endured many long-term separations, including Jack’s deployment to Afghanistan, yet they remain strong and in... Read More

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Well, if Erin’s comments about her Air Force husband and their love don’t make you tear up, we don’t know what will. The couple fell in love fast and hard and Jack’s waterfall proposal soon-after was totally romantic. The couple has endured many long-term separations, including Jack’s deployment to Afghanistan, yet they remain strong and in love. Erin and Jack enlisting the talents of  Elyse Alexandria Photography  to mark their one-year anniversary of marriage with a gorgeous desert engagement session and we’re totally smitten.

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From the Bride: My husband, Jack, is the most genuine, straightforward, and generous man I have ever met. When we first met, we immediately became exclusive and every hour we were not at our jobs, we were together. We both fell fast and hard—I knew I wanted to spend the rest of my life with him. Almost 6 months to the day after we met, we were in his hometown in Northern California hiking to a waterfall. Jack asked a stranger to take a photo of us in front of the waterfall and after a few smiles, Jack turned to me. When he started telling me how much he loved me and cared for me I knew exactly what was going on. He then got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I said yes, of course! Not only did he propose with a beautiful ring, he had the ring custom made from a boutique jewelry shop in Washington. He even had our initials engraved on the ring. To this day, I still stare at it every day and smile.

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Twenty seven days after Jack proposed, he left for a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. From that time until now, we have gone through many short-term physical separations because of the Air Force. Enduring those separations is not always easy, but through the hard times Jack has stayed the same man I fell in love with only a few months after meeting him. He encourages me, he pushes me, and he supports me.  He makes me feel beautiful and loved with not only his words, but his actions as well. He is my dessert recipe guinea pig, my handyman, and my gardener.

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Cory and James’ Joshua Tree Engagement Session http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/cory-james-joshua-tree-engagement-session/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/engagements/cory-james-joshua-tree-engagement-session/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 22:16:02 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=89254 Cory and James fell in love in the desert, so it was a natural choice for their engagement session. Michael Radford Photography captured the couple at Joshua Tree, capitalizing on the different textures in landscape and the magnetic colors in the sunset as our backdrop. We’re loving the simple styling of the couple and their easy smiles. Of course it all came naturally as... Read More

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Cory and James fell in love in the desert, so it was a natural choice for their engagement session. Michael Radford Photography captured the couple at Joshua Tree, capitalizing on the different textures in landscape and the magnetic colors in the sunset as our backdrop. We’re loving the simple styling of the couple and their easy smiles. Of course it all came naturally as Cory and James chose their “happy place” for their session. It serves as a great reminder to all the engaged couples out there—work with your photographer to pick a favorite place to capture your most authentic selves.

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Photography: Michael Radford Photography // Dress: Stone Cold Fox // Shoes: Sam Edelman // Suit: Custom // Makeup and Hair: Anna Irving // Jewelry: RoamRumah

 

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You found the man, you got a ring, time to snatch the perfect dress! http://www.greylikesweddings.com/uncategorized/found-man-got-ring-time-snatch-perfect-dress/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/uncategorized/found-man-got-ring-time-snatch-perfect-dress/#comments Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:59:52 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=90168 There are few things more exciting than trying on a wedding dress for the very first time. Finally, you’ve got a ring on your finger, a marriage in front of you, and now you get to plan the wedding. Most of us start looking for wedding dresses immediately, because let’s be real, what could be... Read More

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There are few things more exciting than trying on a wedding dress for the very first time. Finally, you’ve got a ring on your finger, a marriage in front of you, and now you get to plan the wedding. Most of us start looking for wedding dresses immediately, because let’s be real, what could be more fun? Everyone looks good in white! We have seriously been so impressed by David’s Bridal‘s exclusive lines lately, and their prices seem too good to be true! (Spoiler alert- they truly are that good!)

David’s Bridal is built on the ideal that every woman deserves to have the wedding dress of her dreams regardless of her style preference, shape, size or budget allowing her to be the best, most genuine version of herself on her wedding day! They help each bride-to-be find her perfect dress with the assistance of online planning tools, knowledgeable stylists, and expert seamstresses (making you look bomb!), all of which will guide you through your entire dress buying journey. They have a ton of bridal gown options, featuring a broad spectrum of silhouettes, lengths and styles, empowering you to find a unique look for your special day. Their spring 2017 trends are to die for, everything from chic to pink to clean, simple and modern. If you can’t wait to get to a store, you can shop online at www.davidsbridal.com.

One of the designers we’re particularly crazy about is Oleg Cassini. The gowns are opulent with clean lines and intricate details that remain true to his design legacy. Perfect for the bride who is elegant and timeless and appreciates old Hollywood glamour.

Here are a few of our favs:

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This  Cap Sleeve Lace Wedding Ball Gown with Beading is seriously stunning. It’s available in champagne, solid ivory, and solid white. And when it’s priced between $1500-1700 you can’t afford NOT to try it on!
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 If you’re looking for an Off-The-Shoulder Lace A-Line Wedding Dress, this dress is perfect. It is formal, it is elegant, it’s romantic. Also available in ivory and white, and priced between $1300-1550!
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 Feeling flirty? This Scroll Lace Trumpet Wedding Dress will have you dancing down the aisle. It comes in ivory/champagne, white or ivory and is available with an extended train, hello dramatic! Also priced between $1300-1450!
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 Feeling a more casual vibe? This High-Low Chantilly Lace Wedding Dress is perfect. It’s sexy, it is romantic, yet it is simple. And seriously you guys, it’s only $858! Insert shocked face emoticon!
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 We may have saved the best for last, this Grand Lace Ball Gown with Beaded Cap Sleeves has us swooning! Priced at just under $2000 it’s available in ivory and blush, and we are blushing to try it on!
This is just a sample of some of the incredible gowns they have over at David’s Bridal. Seriously, gals, this is good.
*This post was sponsored by David’s Bridal.

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Your Guide to Creating a Wedding Website with Squarespace http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/planning-tools/guide-creating-wedding-website-squarespace/ http://www.greylikesweddings.com/the-archive/planning-tools/guide-creating-wedding-website-squarespace/#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:00:16 +0000 http://www.greylikesweddings.com/?p=90875 Squarespace helps anyone build a beautiful wedding website online. We know what you’re thinking…in the midst of wedding planning how on earth am I going to make time to build a website? Don’t stress, Squarespace has seriously made it SO easy! By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, they empower couples to share their stories with the... Read More

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Squarespace helps anyone build a beautiful wedding website online. We know what you’re thinking…in the midst of wedding planning how on earth am I going to make time to build a website? Don’t stress, Squarespace has seriously made it SO easy! By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, they empower couples to share their stories with the world. A beautiful wedding site shares your occasion with family and friends, acting as an announcement, invitation, RSVP, and more. In this guide, we’ll cover selecting the right template to celebrate your special day and specific Squarespace features to show off photos, create an easy RSVP form, and share your story with your guests.

STEP 1: Select a Template

Squarespace has this dialed in, gals! They have developed templates built with weddings in mind, complete with samples! From large scrolling banners to demo content designed to inspire, these templates will get your wedding site online quickly AND with ease! You can check out wedding templates here!

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STEP 2: Own Your Name

All Squarespace sites on an annual billing plan receive a free domain for the first year! That’s right…free! Using a memorable name, such as the two of your names or a fun inside joke, helps guests remember your URL, making it easy to pull up your wedding site at anytime on a mobile device to check directions, show off a photo, or find links to your registry.

STEP 3: Create an RSVP Form

Streamline the RSVP process with a customizable Form Block. By connecting your RSVP form to storage options—an email address, Google Sheet, or MailChimp list—you can keep your guest list organized and stay in touch about any adjustments to the big day’s schedule.

STEP 4: Show Off Your Gorgeous Photos

Depending on your template, you can use engagement photos and snapshots of cherished memories as banner or background images. This puts the happy couple front and center, making a strong visual impression. You can also include gallery pages to help share your story!
STEP 5: Display event details

A wedding site serves as an accessible reminder for locations, schedules, and other essential details. A Map Block helps guests locate your venue, while Text Blocks with formatted headings make it easy to spot crucial information, even when glancing at a mobile display. Finally, the Menu Block displays menus and lists ingredients, helping accommodate guests with food preferences, allergies, or dietary restrictions.

STEP 6: Add registries

Use the Zola Block to display a selection of items from your Zola wedding registry in a design that blends in with the page. This is a great way for visitors to browse your wish list without leaving your wedding site. In addition, by using Image Blocks and clickthrough URLs, you can create thumbnail images that link out to multiple registries.

What do you do now! Visit Squarespace and get started! You can even use the website after the event to share photos and videos of the wedding, and as a place to store memories of this special season! Once you get started, make sure to use code GLW to get 10% off your first purchase!

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Images from Javan + Rebekah site, photography by Lauren Cowart 

 

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