Moonlight Blog: Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

Mother of the Bride Dress Guide

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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You’ve been waiting for this day, the day your baby girl becomes a married woman. In a blink of an eye, the time has finally come, and here you are getting ready for her wedding!

You know your daughter will be the star of the night in her beautiful wedding dress. As her mother, you also know you want to look your best in the dress you choose...

A Brief Guide to Wedding Dress Necklines

Monday, November 21st, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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As with anything wedding dress related, it’s important to try on a variety of dresses with different necklines to find out which style works best for you. This may seem like a daunting task, but the good news is you can streamline your search if you know which styles will best complement your figure before you even step foot into a bridal...

Retailer Spotlight: RK Bridal New York

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Here at Moonlight Bridal, we get the chance to work with many fabulous bridal boutiques. We love getting the chance to speak with these boutiques to learn more about their business, how they started, how they run and what trends they are seeing in the bridal industry.

In lieu of our upcoming trunk show at RK Bridal, we spoke with Madison Kimmel,...

How To Prepare for Wedding Dress Shopping

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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How to Prepare for Wedding Dress Shopping

Your soul mate has proposed and you couldn’t be happier! You are about to partake in one of the most exciting parts of the wedding planning process: finding the perfect dress!

Whether you’re everyone’s go-to for fashion advice, the do-it-yourself unconventional bride, or the nonchalant bride, you...

Retailer Spotlight: Suzanne's Bridal Boutique

Monday, October 31st, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Here at Moonlight Bridal, we’re ecstatic about our upcoming trunk show at Suzanne’s Bridal Boutique in Gilbert, Arizona. Owned by Suzanne Novak, the boutique brings the colorful spirit of her native Hawaii to the greater Phoenix area.

That “aloha spirit” is what makes Suzanne’s stand out from the rest — the atmosphere is warm,...

Different Veil Types & How to Choose

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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The wedding dress is the main star of the show on a bride in regards to wedding day attire, but what about the veil?

The veil you choose can completely change the style of your ensemble. If you have a lace dress and choose a birdcage style, it can create even more of a vintage look. If you have a simple dress with a dramatic, cathedral style...

Bridal Shower Checklist

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Throwing a bridal shower for a close friend or relative is an immense honor, but it can definitely be stressful if you're not sure where to start. Here's how to tackle the planning process and throw an unforgettable party for the bride-to-be.

Who Throws the Bridal Shower?

The bridal shower is typically thrown for the bride-to-be by the maid...

Maid of Honor Checklist

Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Maid of Honor Checklist

Your best friend is getting married, but what does this mean for you as the Maid/Matron of Honor? Don’t fret — we have broken down your responsibilities in this simple guide that will make you MVP by the time the bride and groom are ready for their “I Do’s”.

What is a maid/matron of honor?

First off, what...

WEDDING DRESS TREND ALERT: BEAUTIFUL LACE WEDDING GOWNS FOR EVERY SEASON

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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It's all about lace! Brides love lace wedding gowns and we can understand the obsession. Lace is the perfect timeless accent that compliments to any silhouette and gives you an elegant touch walking down the aisle. We have designed the lace wedding dress of your dreams. We have picked our favorite lace wedding gowns for each...

Classic and Elegant Wedding Dresses

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Wedding dresses don't always have to be over the top and uncomfortable. A simple yet elegant gown may be just what you are looking for. When it comes to simple and elegant our Moonlight Tango bridal line offers an amazing amount of simple and elegant options! 

Do you want simple, elegance with a unique touch? 

Style T709 is perfect for you! The...

5 DIY Winter Wedding Favors

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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The winter season is here and it is the perfect time to cuddle up near a warm fire, so why not complete the winter season by treating your wedding guests to the perfect winter wedding favor hand made by the bride and groom themselves. We picked out 5 of our favorite DIY winter wedding favors so let's get gifting! 

1. Tea & Honey or Coffee Beans 

10 Great Gifts Your Bridesmaids Will Love For $100 Or Less

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Moonlight is here to share with you expert advice on the etiquette of bridesmaids gift giving. These girls have been helping you since the moment you got engaged and now many months later all of your wedding details are finally settling into place. Your gift to them will be a token of appreciation and a way to thank them for being by your side...

Eat Your Way To More Beautiful Skin

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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You want to look beautiful on your wedding day. The key to beautiful skin everyday and especially on your wedding day goes beyond just make up and hair. You need to start your GLOW from within.

Unfortunately it wont be found at the bottom of a basket of french fries, a bowl of melty mac and cheese, or on plate of delicious tiramisu. None of...

3 Cute Ways To Thank Your Bridal Party

01/19/16 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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We all know eyes will be on you and your partner on your wedding day; however, don't forget about the people who are there to make the day extra special. Yes, we are talking about your bridal party! A couple of hours and a few small gifts will show your loved ones how appreciated they are on your big day! 

To your bridesmaids: If you take a...

Wedding Dress Trend Alert: Beautiful Back Wedding Dresses

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Your guests will be in awe as they see you in your gorgeous wedding gown ready to walk down the aisle, but give them even more to rave about with a beautiful back wedding dress. Beautiful back detailing is one of bridals hottest trends and it is easy to see why. During the ceremony you will most likely have your back facing your guests. So give...

5 Reasons Not To Buy Your Wedding Dress Online

Thursday, December 24th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Buying online seems so convenient. You can buy clothes, shoes, food, computer; before finding the one we may have even dated online. So why not your bridal gown, right?

Online shopping can be convenient, but it can have an ugly side as well. Like how you have had buyers remorse over that cocktail dress that looked oh so cute online, but shows up...

Winery Wedding In Napa Valley, CA

December Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Are you looking to plan a destination wedding? Do you and your partner love wine? Do you want breathtaking views at your ceremony and reception? If you answered yes to even one of these questions then you should consider a winery as your wedding venue! Some of our favorite winery venues are in Northern California in Napa and Sonoma county . 

One...

How To Create A Wedding Website

December 28, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Wedding websites are absolutely genius! Let's lay out some facts, it is the 21st century and we get our information and news via computers, phones, and the internet! You are engaged and have some news-worthy details to share. It only makes sense to have one of the most important days of your life easily accessible online. Some brides are...

Beautiful Beaded and Sparkly Wedding Dress

December 21, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Are you a bride looking to add some sparkle to your wedding dress? Do you fear that your gown will have too much beading and overwhelm you or maybe the exact opposite not enough shine to match your sparkling personality? Moonlight has the solutions you are looking for to sparkle down the aisle with our beautiful beaded wedding dresses. We have...

What To Wear Under Your Wedding Dress

December 15, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Now that you have found the perfect wedding dress that hugs you in all the right places, the journey to finding the perfect undergarments begins. It is essential that you give off the illusion that you are not wearing anything underneath, because the last thing you want to worry about on your wedding day is showing any straps, lumps or lines....

Tips From Industry Experts To Newly Engaged Brides

December 14, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Congrats on your engagement! This is such an exciting time for you and your partner and now the fun begins! I'm sure you are feeling a lot of emotions including happy, excited, in love, and maybe even a little overwhelmed or nervous. We are here to calm your nerves because feeling a wide range of emotions is normal and we are here to help you...

Wedding Dresses with Sleeves: The New Bridal Gown Trend

December 1, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Looking for the hottest trends for your wedding dress? We've got the inside scoop! I'm sure you've heard of a few of the most popular necklines and trends. For example the famous sweetheart necklines, strapless gowns, cap sleeves, and v-necks Options have expanded a great deal over the past few years and the results are so romantic and divine....

New Years Wedding Ideas

November 25, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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New Year's Eve is a day of celebration that many people look forward to and plan to spend with family and friend so why not having a wedding on the same day? New Year's Eve weddings are becoming more popular every year and are so much fun to plan! Remember all those New Year's Eve parties you attended and how fun they were? Now, think of your...

7 Tips for Wedding Dress Shopping

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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We have the best insider tips that will make shopping for your wedding dress a breeze!

1. Budget: A lot of the time wedding dress shopping can become stressful due to budget dilemmas, That is why we suggest one of the first things you do is to set a firm budget for yourself on your dress. If someone else is buying your gown make sure you speak...

Short Dresses For Your Wedding Reception

November 16, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Some brides choose to stay in the same dress throughout the duration of their ceremony and reception, but we love idea of choosing a short reception dressto change into once the party gets started! 

Some concerns you may have are: 

You won't get enough photos in your first wedding gown if you switch into another so quickly. However, there is no...

DIY Wedding Cocktail Hour Food Stations

November 17th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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The food at your wedding will be one of the most remembered aspects of the night! That's why it's important to take your time in choosing your menu. One suggestion to make your night unforgettable? DIY wedding cocktail hour food stations! 

Your reception is not the only time your guests should be served food, especially if you have a long...

Find The Perfect Venue for your Wedding Dress

November 6th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Most weddings and wedding dresses are now chosen with a theme in mind by our modern brides. Almost all brides when dreaming of their big day have an idea what kind of place they want it to be in. The places are endless which may make it hard for you to decide what kind of wedding dress to choose based on your venue. We've got some...

Halloween Themed Wedding Ideas

October 27th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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When the temperature starts to cool down fall weddings start heating up. Fall brings about seasonal treats like pumpkin, apple cider, and turkey! The autumn colors and holidays make it a perfect time to throw a beautiful wedding.  

Another element of fall to look forward to is Halloween. If Jack and Sally Skellington give you inspirational...

Tips on Save the Dates for any wedding!

October 16th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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We decided to talk about a subject that often gets over looked but is very important! 

Save the dates are a vital part of the wedding process and should be fun and exciting for you and your partner! Sometimes "Save the Date Etiquette" can be a little confusing. But don't worry we are here to help! 

1. Set a date: This is the most important...

Wedding Registry Checklist

September 29th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Your wedding is getting closer and you're looking for something fun for you and your partner to do together. Well, you've guessed it, we suggest that you take some time to create the perfect wedding registry that you and your partner will both look forward to receiving gifts from! Some may look at this task as tedious and a lot of work however,...

Fall in Love With Fall Wedding Ideas

September 24th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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As summer comes to an end and Fall has arrived we want to share some of our favorite features about Fall weddings! There is so many things to literally fall in love with at Fall weddings. Whether you are planning a wedding in the fall for yourself or just obsessed with weddings like we are, feel free to leave a comment below letting us know...

Your Ultimate Wedding Playlists

September 22nd, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Looking for the perfect songs for your special day? Your wedding is bound to be the biggest party you'll ever throw and we're here to help. Whether you're looking for the best first dance tracks or the ultimate after-party playlist, we have you covered.  Play DJ with these hits from past and present to ensure that you and your wedding guests...

Everything Floral

Sepetember 8th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Close your eyes...and think..have you ever been to a wedding without flowers? The answer is most likely NO! Flowers play a huge role on your wedding day. They are literally everywhere. You can find flowers in centerpieces, boutonnieres, corsages, bouquets and almost all wedding decor. This might sound expensive, and that's because sometimes it...

DIY WEDDING FAVOR IDEAS

September 1st, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Wedding favors are so important for many different reasons! They will be one of your guest's favorite parts from the day, not to mention it is the only piece of your wedding they get to take home! There are so many routes to take when it comes to wedding favors! 

While many people choose to get wedding favors made, we think it's really fun to...

Mini Desserts For The Wedding Reception

August 25th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Dessert bars are the new wedidng craze that has everyone's sweet tooth throbbing!

More and more couples have been venturing out into the dessert world and creating an all you can eat buffet style dessert bar for their guests. The best part of these sweet treats is they're mini sized which allows you to try a little of everything and sometimes...

The Happiest Hour is Cocktail Hour

August 21st, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Cocktail hour is every guest's favorite part of the wedding! Well at least, one of ours! We always say, cocktail hour is one of the happiest hours because this is the time YOU get to cater to your guests. Some forget about the amount of planning that your cocktail hour will take because they focus on the ceremony and reception. However,...

Let Them Eat Cake! Wedding Cake Tips

August 14th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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When people think of a wedding, one of the first things to pop in their head is most likely: CAKE. This is because cake isn't just dessert, it counts as decor and one of the main focal points of your wedding. With that being said, your cake should not be a stressful decision. It should be fun and of course delicious! 

Here are helpful steps on...

HOW TO THANK GUESTS AT YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING

August 6th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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If your guests have taken the time, energy, and resources to make it to your destination wedding, why wait until the celebration is over to thank them? Thank them right away to get them even more excited about coming to celebrate you and your partner! 

Start thanking your guests right when they arrive at your destination. Putting together...

DIY Mason Jar Ideas

July 31st, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Mason Jars are a DIY bride's favorite item and one of ours too! 

There are so many ways you can use and incorporate mason jars into your wedding day! We have decided to choose are top 6 favorite ways to use DIY mason jars on your big day. 

#1 Centerpieces: Some people think the only way to do centerpieces is for them to be huge and extravagant...

Who to invite to your wedding

July 15th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Wedding invitations can become a little tricky when it comes to deciding who to send them to. Do you send it to your co-workers, how about college friends? Or friends that run in the same social circles, but are still acquaintances? Regardless of what the unspoken rules are, this is your day and you should be able to pick who is invited! 

Here...

HOW TO THROW A COUNTRY CHIC WEDDING

July 6th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Ever wonder about the craze of big country weddings? Well, we are here to tell you why brides are raving about country themed weddings and how you can start planning your very own! Whether you are from the south or just obsessed with the country like we are - there's only a few things you need to know about making your wedding country-chic! 

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Five Tips To Finding The Perfect Bridesmaid's Dresses

June 16th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Shopping for your bridesmaids dresses can be a bit overwhelming. Not only do you as the bride, have to like the dress but you also want it to go with the theme of the wedding and for your bridesmaids to feel comfortable. Even though the process can be a bit of a challenge, here are a few things to take into consideration to make the most out of...

How to choose the perfect silhouette for your body shape

May 13th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Dress shopping tips for your wedding day! 

Wedding dress shopping is one of the most exciting days in preparing for your wedding. However, it can also be a little overwhelming when you think about the thousands of dress options that are available. We believe brides should feel comfortable in their skin on the big day, which starts with the...

BRIDAL TOUCH-UP KIT: LIST OF WEDDING DAY ESSENTIALS

May 5th, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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How to Build Your Bridal Touch-Up Kit

Every bride-to-be dreams about the perfect wedding day. Unfortunately, some things don’t always go according to plan — and makeup is one of them. Through all the tears, laughter and dancing, it’s crucial to have a bridal makeup touch-up kit on hand to ensure you look flawless all day long.

But what...

Fall 2015 - New York Bridal Fashion Week Recap

April 23rd, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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New York Bridal Fashion Week has just wrapped up and here is a recap of the 2015 bridal trends for our effortlessly chic brides. 

This season's wedding dresses were inspired by 17th Century Dutch art. The awakening during that time and concentration towards ornate detailing was our mantra for our Fall 2015 collection. We created this...

How To Track Your Wedding Spending

April 3rd, 2015 Wedding IDEAS, INSPIRATION AND INSIDER TIPS

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Congrats beautiful bride-to-be! You're engaged! After days of pure bliss, endless phone calls with family and close friends announcing the exciting news, you lay in bed, pondering...what now? Whether you are the keep calm and carry on bride, or one that hammers out all the details up until moments before you walk down the aisle, we all have...