Wedding season is in full swing and chances are you’ve got a slew of invitations crowding your refrigerator. Whether it’s your own wedding or someone else’s, you may have some shopping to do. Not only will you want to find the perfect outfit that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable, you’ll also want to make sure you have all of the details in place -- the right hairstyle, makeup and accessories.
Here are some of our tips for pulling off wedding season in style - the key is to shop local, of course!
For the Wedding Guest
Since you’re not actually in the wedding, you have a little more wiggle room when it comes to what you wear, so have fun! Think outside the box, but also respect the vibe of the occasion. Thankfully, Evansville offers a nice variety of local boutiques, with a unique selection of dresses and outfits perfect for any occasion--casual or formal. Schön Boutique - Their name, Schön, says it all--meaning beautiful and lovely in German. You’re sure to find something with the perfect mix of “beautiful” and “lovely” not matter what the occasion. Flutter - If you’re in search of a unique, eclectic look, with a personalized shopping experience, head over to Flutter in downtown Newburgh. House Of Bluez - Need something for you and your better half? House of Bluez is
Evansville's premier provider of premium denim and contemporary, fashion-forward clothing for women and men. Single Thread Boutique - For trendy styles under $100 and a unique, intimate shopping experience, stop by Single Thread Boutique for a show-stopping style all your own. District 7 - From Maxi and lace dresses to flowy rompers and casual styles, District 7 has a fun style for any woman in search of new summer look. They also feature styles for curvy ladies as well! The Lollipop Tree Boutique - If you want a one-stop-shop for you and the kiddos for wedding season, check out The Lollipop Tree. They’ve got fun looks for everyone, including a consignment section for those on a budget!
If you have more than one wedding to attend this summer, try accessorizing some of the same dresses differently. For the outside, more casual weddings, check out our line of Kendra Scott and ALEX AND ANI jewelry. These designers have a beautiful way of creating trendy, versatile jewelry that are the perfect addition to a casual outfit, romper or dress for a laid-back summer celebration.
If you’re lucky enough to attend a black tie, formal wedding, we would recommend checking out some of the fashion jewelry from Tacori, Hearts On Fire, and Gabriel Fashion or our beautiful and delicate 14K and diamond non-branded pieces. All pieces, designer or not, are simple, subtle and classic - the perfect addition to your formal wear.
For the Bridesmaid
We all know from experience that the best thing you can do as a bridesmaid is to be honest about what you’re comfortable wearing right from the start. If you’re a bride looking for bridesmaid dresses, listen closely to your bridesmaids’ preferences and sensitivities, keeping your own vision in mind. We suggest checking out House of White, Magic Moments or Ella Park Bridal. All three boutiques offer a variety of brands with dresses that compliment different body shapes and skin tones.
Tacori and Kendra Scott are our favorite designers for bridesmaid jewelry! Both designers have a beautiful way of creating trendy, versatile jewelry that adds a pop of color and a little sparkle to the perfect bridesmaid dresses.
For the Bride
As if planning a wedding wasn’t enough, you’re likely stressing to find the right dress and accessories to make sure you look perfect on your special day. Thankfully, there are some amazing businesses out there that are changing the wedding dress conversation. The best part? They’re local! House of White- This charming shop in a historic building in Newburgh provides upscale yet modern outfits for bridal parties. Magic Moments- From designers like Moonlight and Christina Rossi, you’re sure to find a dress that fits your style, personality and budget. After all, it’s their mission “to surpass your expectations of quality, price, service, and satisfaction.” Ella Park Bridal- This charming boutique in Newburgh offers a variety of bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses and tuxedo rentals. They make it their business to make your wedding process easier and more enjoyable!
As for accessories to match your gorgeous dress, check out some of our fashion jewelry from Hearts On Fire, Gabriel Fashion or Tacori. These designers feature diamonds and colored stones in necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings--some even come in stunning coordinating sets. Their designs are gorgeous and classic, making them the perfect addition to your dress.