Val Stefani Blog: Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

Guide to Picking the Perfect Wedding Photographer

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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If a picture is worth a thousand words your wedding pictures will be worth so much more! Your wedding day will be your most photographed moment in your life. So picking the perfect wedding photographer to capture your special day is not a task you should take lightly. Not only will your wedding photographer be capturing your special moments,...

Wedding Dress Code - A Guide To Wedding Guest Dress Code

Friday, March 31st, 2017 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Wedding Dress Codes Demystified: Choosing the Right Attire

At some point in our lives, most of us face a challenge that is only presented on wedding invitations: deciphering the dress code. Often, the language used to describe the appropriate type of attire for the event leaves a lot to be desired, especially if you don’t attend these sorts...

Guide To Finding the Right Hairstyle For Your Gown

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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What to look for when deciding on your wedding hair style

When it comes to choosing a hairstyle for your wedding day, it is important to select one that works with your dress and not against it. Key aspects of your gowns design, such as the neckline and whether you chose to have sleeves, will need to be considered as well as the general style...

How to Find the Perfect Wedding Guest Attire by Dress Code

Monday, March 6th, 2017 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Wedding Dress Codes Demystified: Choosing the Right Attire

At some point in our lives, most of us face a challenge that is only presented on wedding invitations: deciphering the dress code. Often, the language used to describe the appropriate type of attire for the event leaves a lot to be desired, especially if you don’t attend these sorts...

Winter Wedding Dresses – What to Wear When It Is Cold

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Wedding Dresses Perfect for a Winter Wonderland Ceremony


Holding a winter wedding give you the opportunity to choose a wedding dress that is the epitome of elegance and drama. Cooler climates allow you to indulge in luxurious fabrics that may otherwise feel too heavy during other times of the year. Vintage lace, full skirts, long trains,...

How To Guide To Finding The Perfect Undergarment For Your Bridal Gown

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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When should you start looking for the right bra for your bridal gown?

Many brides overlook the fact that the right undergarments make a world of difference in how they look in their wedding dress would look. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to find the perfect undergarments that will enhance the look of your dress. You don’t wait till...

Etiquette Tips For The Perfect Wedding Registry

12/29/16 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Before you run to the store with your fiancé and try to beat each other on how many items you can find for your registry, Val Stefani would like to share with you seven helpful steps to take before you make such a commitment. 


1. Avoid not registering or waiting too long
Your guests are extremely excited to share this special moment with you and...

5 Things To Consider Before Choosing Your Wedding Venue

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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You are engaged and as your making the rounds announcing your engagement and you are getting bombarded with questions. When are you getting married? Where are you getting married? How many guests will be at the wedding? 

Don't panic! All of these questions can be easily answered once you pick your venue. The venue's availability and venue...

Wedding Dress Trend Alert: Mermaid Silhouettes

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Mermaid silhouette wedding gowns are what all brides are talking about lately! A mermaid bridal gown flawlessly hugs your hips accentuating your natural curves for a perfectly emphasized hourglass figure. This is the optimal gown for any bride looking to flaunt her voluptuous curves. Not all mermaid gowns are the same and here at Val Stefani we...

5 Great Bridesmaid Gift Ideas

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Your best friends have been their with you through thick and thin. They are probably one of the first people you called or told that you are getting married! You asked them to be your bridesmaids and now it is time for you to show them how grateful you are to have them in your life. On your wedding day they will be helping you get ready, seat...

Valentine's Day Inspired Wedding Ideas

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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On the fence about getting married on a holiday? Don't worry when your holiday is dedicated to LOVE there is no other perfect day to get married. Go beyond just red roses and heart shaped decorations we re-imagine your big day and have wedding day inspiration from wedding day food, flower, to your dress. We have you covered on having the...

5 Quick Tips On How To Tell Someone They Are Not Invited To Your Wedding

Friday, January 22nd, 2016 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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By now you have successfully announced your engagement thanks to all of our helpful tips from our Quick Etiquette Guide For Announcing Your Engagement. You want all of your friends and family to be included in this special announcement and have shared endless photos of you and your fiancé online. Many of your friends and family may have taken...

Great Gatsby Wedding Theme

Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Ring in the New Year with a Gatsby themed wedding! Gatsby themed weddings have become increasingly popular over the last few years and we are loving the creativity. You may be thinking, "What makes a wedding a Gatsby theme?". Well, many aspects of the wedding can contribute to your overall theme and really bring together a "Gatsby vibe" . Your...

How To Choose Wine For Your Wedding

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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If you are serving wine at your wedding then you need to decide on what type of wine to serve to your guests and what better way to decide then by trying them? If you are not an expert on what type of wine to drink with your meal we have some quick tips that your guests will love on your wedding day. Everyone has different preferences when it...

Low Back Wedding Dresses

December 24, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Low back wedding dresses are absolutely stunning and are becoming a major trend for our modern brides. A bridal gown should make you feel like an absolute show stopper from head to toe and we aren't only talking about the front of your dress! We believe that the back of your dress should be just as gorgeous as the front!  Many brides are...

Dos And Don'ts Of Wedding Dress Shopping

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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The most exciting part of your wedding planning has finally arrived, shopping for your wedding gown! The moment you said “yes” a million thoughts ran through your mind and now it is time to focus on the perfect dress you imagined. Wedding planning can become a little stressful, but this is the time to take a moment for yourself and become...

Guide to Picking the Perfect Wedding Planner

12/16/2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Are you recently engaged and ready to begin planning your wedding?

You may have spent hours reading article after article online and thumbed through every bridal magazine looking for inspiration. Maybe now you haven’t gotten sleep because of your new Pinterest addiction. Did your research only overwhelm you? You are now realizing you have so...

Couture Wedding Dresses For A Lavish Wedding

December 15, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Are you looking to have a lavish wedding? There are many aspects that go into having a lavish wedding from the decor, to the venue, food, and especially your wedding dress. As you may know, your wedding dress will be the focal point of your wedding because, of course, all eyes will be on you! The thought of having and creating a lavish wedding...

Slim Wedding Dresses

December 7, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Out with the poof and in with the slim! 

When you close your eyes and imagine a wedding dress you may think of the largest, most extravagant, dramatic gown with layers of fabric adding an extra oomph. However, all that poof is not needed to feel like a beautiful bride! A slim fitted wedding dress may seem like you aren't going to look like a...

Etiquette For Announcing Your Engagement

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Congratulations on your recent engagement! This is a special time between you and your fiancé and now it is time to share this special moment with your family members and close friends. In the midst of all of this excitement it is important to formally announce your engagement to your family members and close friends in the appropriate order...

Blush Wedding Attire For The Mother of the Bride

November 13th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Blush weddings are one of the hottest trends for modern brides. Blush offers a range of tones and color accents that look beyond elegant when placed together. You can choose to incorporate blush colors into your wedding in a numerous amount of ways. Many brides who dare to be different even wear a blush bridal gown to match their themed...

A Quick Guide To Wedding Catering For Your Reception

November 5th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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When it comes to memorable moments in a wedding, food is one of the most important. When it comes to catering your wedding there is no longer just the standard options of choosing beef, chicken or fish. Today, the options are endless in terms of what you can serve and how you serve it! We are going to share some of our favorite ways to serve...

Metallic Wedding Theme Ideas For The Reception

October 30th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Metallic is the new traditional. 

Adding a metallic touch to your wedding is highly recommended by the wedding experts! As you can see by these amazing photos it's definitely not a bad idea. Also, the magical part is you can add as much or as little metallic to your color palette as you please and it will spice up your wedding just the right...

Cutest Ways to Include Your Pet Into Your Wedding Day

October 27th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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On your wedding day you want to make sure all of the special people in your life are present to share the love and celebrate the beginning of a new chapter. You may have guessed it by now, but we don't just mean humans! We understand pet lovers because we love them too! That's why when it comes to your big day we LOVE the idea of bringing along...

Best Honeymoon Destinations by Season

October 16th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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The wedding is over and now it’s time for you and your partner to enjoy the newlywed life! Choosing your honeymoon should definitely be mutual but should not be taken lightly. This is going to be a trip you remember forever as the first trip you took together as a married couple. 

Depending on the weather you desire and the type of...

Seasonal Sweet Treats for a Fall Wedding

October 13th, 2015 Wedding Ideas, Tips and Inspiration

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Fall is officially here which means one thing is on our mind: Fall Weddings! We have a million reasons why we love Fall weddings, from the vibrant colors to the perfect weather, we never thought we would think of one more. But guess what? We did! Fall Treats!

If you are having a Fall wedding have you thought about the endless amount of...