August 30, 2011

Four Considerations When Planning a Wedding


Planning a wedding is one of the most exciting things for young women to do. Ever since they were little girls, they’ve been dreaming of the day they get to be Cinderella and marry their Prince Charming. More than likely, you are no different. Now that your prince has popped the question, it’s time to start planning your very own wedding. Below are four big considerations you should address when you begin planning your wedding.

1.      1.  Budget – This is the one that most brides hate dealing with, so why not get it out of the way first. Unless you come from an extremely wealthy family, you will have a budget for your wedding. It’s best to sit down with your parents and discuss this before you purchase your first bridal magazine. Then you know what you’ve got to work with.

2.      2.  Location – Next, you should be discussing with your fiancĂ© where you two want to tie the knot. If you’ve had the perfect location picked out ever since you were little, you better get it booked!

3.      3.  Date – Getting your wedding location booked leads to the next top consideration…your expected wedding date. If you have a specific place you want to get married, you may have to visit with the event coordinator first and get a list of available dates. Then, take a couple days to discuss the available dates with each other and your families and make your date “official.”

4.      4.  Bridal Party – Once you’ve got your date picked out and location set, you can focus on putting together your bridal party. It’s important for both the bride and groom to ask their closest friends to be in their wedding as soon as they know a date to ensure nothing else will be scheduled on their friends’ calendars!

August 21, 2011

Good Luck Traditions for Weddings

Good Luck Traditions for Weddings

While we’re on the topic of weddings, we thought you might enjoy learning about some good luck traditions for weddings. After all, everyone could use some good luck every now and then!



Tradition #1 – The Ribbon Pull

This tradition goes back to the Victorian Era. The baker/creator of the wedding cake places two sterling silver hearts connected by a long string on each side of the cake (with the hearts showing) and bakes it in the cake. Before the cake is cut by the couple, the bridesmaids pull it through for good luck.



Tradition #2 – Wearing Horseshoes

This is an old Welsh tradition in which it’s believed that if a bride wears a horseshoe with the ends up, her luck will never leave. It was made famous by Princess Diana as she wore an 18-carat gold horseshoe on her wedding day on the inside of her dress.

Tradition #3 – The Best Day to Marry

The English are a superstitious lot when it comes to getting married. They believe that the best day to get married is on Wednesday. However, if you are looking for a wealthy marriage, you should marry on Monday but if good health is what you’re after, marry on Tuesday. Whatever you do, do not get married on Saturday as this is supposedly the most unlucky day for weddings!



Tradition #4 – A Coin in Each Shoe

A popular good luck tradition in Sweden is for the bride to wear a coin in each shoe. A gold coin from her mother and a silver coin from her father. This is believed to ensure the girl never goes without.

Fun Wedding Dress Myths


Fun Wedding Dress Myths

At KidsFormal.com, we like to have fun especially when brides are trying to plan their big day and get everyone (including the little ones) on the same page regarding their wedding attire. Therefore, we thought we would take a break from the more serious informative blog posts and share a few fun wedding dress myths. However, don’t take these seriously as there isn’t any proof that these are true! 



Myth #1 – A Bride Shouldn’t Make Her Own Dress.

This myth states that for every stitch that a bride sews on her own wedding gown represents one tear that will be shed by her during the marriage.

Myth #2 – Brides Shouldn’t Put All Their Bridal Wear On Before the Wedding.

Basically, this wedding dress myth states that it is very bad luck for a bride to put her entire wedding day wardrobe (dress, veil, shoes, jewelry, slip, etc.) on, all at once, before the wedding day. The myth says that if this is done, the wedding will not take place.

Myth #3 – Colored Wedding Gowns

This is myth is in the form of a poem and it goes like this:

“If Married in Blue they said your lover is true. Married in Pink, Your fortunes will sink. Married in Green, You will not long be seen. Married in Red, You'll wish you were dead. Married in Yellow, you are Ashamed of the fellow. Married in Brown, You'll live out of town. Married in Grey, You'll live far away. Married in Black, You'll wish you were back.”



The three wedding dress myths are meant for fun and should not be taken seriously. I’m sure you know someone who as broken one (or more) of these myths and have gone on to have long and happy marriages!

August 18, 2011

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August 16, 2011

Kids Formal - Mid August Newsletter

Dear Valued Customer,

It seems like yesterday, the summer was just getting started and now, here we are in the middle of August preparing for the fall. Although, our busy wedding season is coming to a close, there are still a number of occasions that you and your little ones may need formal wear for. Below are some of these occasions:


  • Family Portraits: Most families get together once or twice a year to take family pictures together. When it’s time for your family to take pictures, you will want everyone looking their best!
  • First Communion/Christening: There are several special religious services that require formal attire for the children participating in them. Two of the most common services are first communion and a baby’s christening.
  • Holidays: Formal dresses and suits are traditionally worn for holiday church services such as Christmas Eve, Christmas and Easter.
  • Child Beauty Pageants: Many children enjoy participating in child beauty pageants. While these are fun and exciting events, they do require special formal wear for both boys and girls. Boys will need a nice tuxedo or formal suit, whereas, girls need special dresses for the competitions.
  • School Programs: Schools are beginning to start all over the country and most schools put on a fall and spring school program. These events are special and children should dress up for them.
Above are just some of the most common occasions, aside from weddings, that require formal wear for children. However, each family is different and there may be more or less events than what is listed above for your unique family.

If you know you will need formal wear for your children in the near future, now is the time to start shopping for it. KidsFormal.com has all of the children’s formal wear you need and it’s all affordably priced. Right now we are offering free shipping on all orders (no minimums required) – so hurry on over today!

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August 1, 2011

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Planning your (or your daughter’s or friend’s) wedding should be a time of fun and celebration. However, it can quickly become a stressful time for you, as well as, those involved in your wedding. While your bridal party will excitedly accept your request to be in your wedding, it’s important that you understand that being in a wedding isn’t free, and the costs of the dress, hair, makeup, shoes, etc. do add up. Therefore, it’s important that you give your attendants a small gift at (or before) the wedding letting them know how much you appreciate the sacrifices they’re making to be in your wedding. This is something that should also be done for the flower girls also.
Choosing a gift for a young flower girl can be difficult because they are so young. Therefore, below are a few suggestions to help you find the perfect gift for your special flower girl.
1.      Accessories – All little girls love accessories, just like adult women. So, if you are looking for a special way to say “thank you” to your flower girl, consider having a personalized piece of jewelry made for her. For instance, a charm bracelet that contains a charm symbolizing your wedding or a bracelet with a personalized inscription on it are great ideas.

2.      Personalized Piece of Clothing or Handbag – To make your flower girl feel extra special, consider giving her a personalized piece of clothing or a handbag. For example, you can have a special shirt made stating, “V.I.P Pass: I’m the Flower Girl,” or something similar” so everyone knows she is a very important person at your wedding. Some flower girls love personalized totes, or handbags, which are also easy to personalize.

3.      Gift Card – Depending on the age of your flower girl, you may be able to give her a gift card to her favorite store. It’s important that you know the flower girl before doing this. You don’t want her to feel like you didn’t put any thought into her gift. Therefore, only give a gift card if you know your flower girl will truly be excited to receive it.

Above are just a few flower girl gift ideas as there are many more out there. The gift isn’t necessarily important, it’s making your flower girl feel just as appreciated as you do the older participants of your wedding.
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