TREND

This week, we’re looking into a brilliant new bridal trend which promises to bring more glamour and more sexy to the bridal scene of 2016. Toronto designer Rita Vinieris, the woman behind the “Rivini” brand, is a master of sophisticated, simple bridal and we love the way she deconstructs gowns and delivers an elixir of layers and dimensions that speeds up bridal fashion into a new era of chic.

Spearheading deconstruction trends into her wedding dress collections and onto the international catwalk floor, her aesthetic gravitates towards unique architecture of the bridal dress, while creating a painterly, soft feel for each piece.

With her most recent, Fall 2016 bridal collection, the designer has picked winter as inspiration for the number of ‘glistening’ gowns which feature lace, metallic tulle, organza – all in sundust colours that make the fabric ‘twinkle, twinkle’ gently at every movement.

An innovative concept – “body veils” – has taken over the Fall 2016 collection and makes for a unique sense of being enclosed somewhere between veiling and unveiling, transparent, translucent and opaque all at the same time. Translucent veiling over the 2016 Rivini dresses brings a light play on the surface and depth, something a modern bride might want to identify with – distinction comes at stages and there is always more to discover.

If you’re planning a winter-themed wedding and are looking for inspiration, Rita Vinieris’s imaginary frozen garden that brought this new collection to life might be the perfect starting point for you. If the thought of the first frost and snowflakes brings a picture of delicate lace over shimmering metallic tulle, airiness and sophistication, you can trust this new trend of layering to achieve a look of pristine beauty.

Now, let’s look at four beautiful combinations for a frosty winter wedding with lots of sparkle and immaculate delicacy.

Personalised items…

Personalised wedding items or services are the best you can enjoy in the industry, yet how close are Kimye or Chinese actress Angelababy who splurged on a lavish wedding that cost 20.3 million pounds to the average wedding budget scenario? This is where the squeeze-splurge strategy comes in handy. Prioritise. Be free to spoil yourself for things you adore and have areas where you go all Uncle Scrooge.

Inquiring about the price lists of different professionals and companies and keeping a file at hand to consult whenever needed can be very helpful too. If you are not sure how to create your own wedding budget worksheet, you can either consult other brides, your wedding planner or check what Google has in store or you. Be prepared for miscellaneous fees connected to the wedding organisation as small things like postage or last-minute replacements can sometimes just slip unnoticed through your fingers. However, it is much better to be aware of those and keep an eye on them. As a bride you’re allowed to be pretty and mindless, but you can also help yourself with good planning and priorities set straight early on.

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Sometimes you want to spend just a wee bit extra for something very special that’s not exactly one of the supposed-to-have main expenses. Lighting is a good example for this category – you can treat light as light and that’s that, but up-lighting that can cost anything between a thousand and a few thousand pounds can completely transform the atmosphere at the wedding reception. Options vary from pin-spotting, i.e. highlighting centrepieces or the cake stand, to wash, the overall nuance of the hall or dance floor colour, and even gobo, i.e. a plate or screen which manipulates how light is projected. Additional elements like that, though additional, can add up to a much more special and intimate atmosphere.

Sometimes, a breathtaking scenery is worth it all. Location is one of those wedding elements where you might like to splurge on – as long as you are aware of all the possible expenses it entails, it is definitely worth it to invest a bit extra into a location where you’ll memorise the scents, the hues of the sunset and the freshness of the experience. As too many things hinge on the wedding venue – from attire to indoor or outdoor reception etc. – it is a choice where you need to weight up the pros and cons and pick a winner.

You might be worried about the little things, but keep in mind that in the end, the little things add up to the whole experience, most especially including how you take it all in – in a hurry, in worry or in grace and generosity.

Which Elements are of Utmost Importance to You

Perhaps you want premium quality, haute couture, Paris made, a certain brand etc. You can spend 70-80% of your Budget on those, while the rest goes to lesser priorities or to points from the list which could go with less investment.

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The Budget

In the end, the Budget has to be flexible and friendly. There should always be a safety net zone which would allow you to have a tiny wee extra at the bottom of your pocket so you can cover last-minute costs or fill in here and there without feeling guilty or stressed.

Control, safety and extravaganza are not always affordable all at once. That’s why you have us, your team of quality experts and your own good judgement on what is really worth to focus on and what could be done sparsely and neatly.

Naturally, there are things you can be smart about – pick the season where wedding packages are at their lowest; create a warm and heartfelt wedding reception with DIY decor, as excessive decor can swallow up large portions of the budget etc.