Archive for March, 2012

New! Swarovski Crystal Monogram Collection from Advantage Bridal!

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

swarovski crystal collectionNew!  This is the ultimate in wedding accessories!  Advantage Bridal’s new Swarovski Crystal Monogram Wedding Collection is sure to be a favorite among every type of bride.  This custom made collection is made from the finest satin or silk and is available in over 30 colors!  To make each set truly unique and custom, the set is finished off with the couple’s monogram or initials set in Stunning Genuine Swarovski Crystal Letters!  Purchase the whole set at a discount price and make it your own.  Or, choose which pieces you’d like and customize the whole collection to your specifications.  Choose from a number of colors of either satin or silk – your choice!  Choose from a number of ribbon colors as well.  Our Swarovski Crystal letters are available in either partially covered Swarovski Crystals or fully covered Swarovski Crystal letters – you choose!  Give us a call.  Advantage Bridal can’t wait to make a Swarovski Crystal Monogram Collection just for you!

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American Made Formalwear Debuts at Las Vegas Bridal Show

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
American Made Formalwear

Made in USA Tuxedos by G. Alexander Photo: Dieter Spears for Inhaus Creative

When you want quality, look further than your own backyard (or country).  G. Alexander l.l.c. proudly debuted its collection of made in the U.S.A. tuxedos at the International Formalwear Association Expo 30 in Las Vegas.

Michael Priest, managing partner and director of sales, says this about the new label: “Choosing to manufacture our tuxedos in the USA was an easy choice. . . Making tuxedos in America gives us the ability to work side by side with the designers, seamstresses and everyone involved in the process.”

The collection reflects classic styling with a dash of modern updating, displaying the finest American craftsmanship, according to a press release.  The G. Alexander Tuxedo Collection doesn’t pay for celebrity endorsers, but rather chooses to put those funds into the product.

Grooms, look for samples to begin showing up in tuxedo rental stores and bridal shows across the country in December 2011.  G. Alexander tuxedo rentails will be available in February 2012.

If you’re planning a 2012 wedding, couples might consider this new formalwear label that supports American workers.

Visit AdvantageBridal.com to shop for groomsmen gifts, best man gifts, groom accessories, tuxedo shoes, personalized cufflinks and more for those special guys in your wedding party!

 

Vintage Style Couture Bridal Collection at Advantage Bridal

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Zandra ring bearer pillow with marabou feather trim.

Are you a vintage bride, Paris bride or couture bride? Advantage Bridal’s fabulous vintage theme wedding favors and vintage couture bridal accessories will help you achieve any of these bridal styles. Wrap yourself in the perfect accessory – a bridal wrap or lace shrug – for a classic statement. Nothing says “vintage” quite like feathers and lace. Brides will love our couture lace bridal garter set and Zandra marabou feather bridal wrap with matching ring bearer pillow (optional).

Add a vintage brooch to your bridal bouquet, wear a vintage headpiece or decorate with vintage finds. Subtle details woven into the bridal ensemble, ceremony decor and reception give hints of a wedding theme without going overboard. The Paris bride is effortlessly chic, while the couture bride desires a little more glam and unique accessories.

Regardless of your bridal style, you can shop for vintage wedding favors, rhinestone brooches, lace shrugs and vintage couture bridal accessories at Advantage Bridal. We cater to all your needs and can assist brides with any budget and timeline.

Vintage style couture lace bridal garter set.

Exclusive New Bridesmaid and Bride Totes at Advantage Bridal.com!

Monday, March 19th, 2012

903000K_MUDP007903002B_MUDP007Advantage Bridal is excited to introduce our newest Bride and Bridesmaid Totes!  Originally designed for a nation-wide franchise, we are now pleased to carry this exclusive design!  Available in buttercup, blue, and pink, these totes make great holiday gifts, bridesmaid gifts, and wedding party gifts.  The bags are made from a high quality cotton and are edged with a black grosgrain ribbon that reads “To Have and Hold Stuff”.  These totes are great for carrying all the necessities that go along with planning a wedding or being a part of a wedding.  We also have the matching cosmetic bags in buttercup and blue.  Advantage Bridal is happy to help you buy all of your holiday gifts and bridal party gifts!

Prince William’s Royal Wedding Attire

Monday, March 19th, 2012

Prince William Escorts Kate Middleton in RAF Uniform

Royal watchers continue to speculate about what type of wedding gown future princess Kate Middleton will wear on her wedding day, but what about the dapper Prince William? Following in the footsteps of his father, Prince Charles, and other royal predecessors, the future king of the United Kingdom will wed in military uniform. But which one?

Prince William’s military career began at Sandhurst Military Academy, and he retains commissions in all of the Armed Forces in which he will one day head.  He is currently a helicopter pilot with the RAF Search and Rescue Force. Prince William’s military attire includes uniforms for the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Household Calvary. Royal commentator Marilyn Braun provides details on his military dress options. Most speculators believe he will wear an RAF uniform tailored by Savile Row tailors Gieves & Hawkes.

We know his dress will complement Kate Middleton’s bridal ensemble perfectly and will be formally accessorized for the wedding of the 21st Century – perhaps wearing a hat and gloves like his father did when he married Princess Diana.

For brides and grooms serving in the military, Advantage Bridal offers military wedding accessories, garters, camo tanks, apparel, cake toppers and more to honor your heroic efforts.

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Free Wedding Registry App Streamlines Wedding Planning

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

iList Wedding Registry App

We like the word “free,” especially when we heard brides can download the Wedding Registry app for free on their iPhone, iPad or iPod.

The iList Wedding Registry app is a powerful tool that promises to make the bridal registration process easy, exciting and, yes, even fun.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with wedding planning, but couples can turn around a hectic schedule by downloading the free Wedding Registry App at iListApp.com or itunes.apple.com/app/id453734688?mt=8.

How does it work? Well, thankfully techies make everything super easy for the end user.

The bride- and groom-to-be can visit any store and scan the barcode of any item.  The information is collected and categorized in their personal registry, both within the Wedding Registry App and on the companion website.  The couple now has a single registry regardless of how many different stores they visit to register.

Once the couple completes their wedding registry, they can notify their guests (either all or a select few).  HHI Classic Distributors developed Wedding Registry, Baby Registry and MyList.

One feature is the ability to create and display a personalized wedding invitation by entering their names, a date and time, location, and provide maps for directions.

The user can manage multiple categories, sort items to single or multiple stores, and sort the list by store location addresses. Samples categories include cookware, cutlery, electronics, bakeware, glass and bar, tabletop, home keeping, bedding and bath.

The Wedding Registry app also makes it easy for friends and family to shop by comparing prices of items in the list and finding the store with the lowest price.

The personalized registry can be accessed by friends, family and work colleagues who have an iPhone or iPad or by using a laptop, PC or tablet and connecting to the website which synchronizes with the couple’s registry App.  Once someone purchases a gift, they simply place a check by that item on Wedding Registry and others know that gift has been selected.

Shop or register at AdvantageBridal.com,  your one-stop shop for everything wedding!  From honeymoon bride bikinis to sexy lingerie and from bridal flip flops to couture wedding shoes, Advantage Bridal has something for everyone and every bride.  Whether you’re shopping for a unique bridal gift or looking for custom wedding accessories that complement your theme and decor, we’re sure to have the perfect accessories and gifts to make your day a truly memorable celebration.

Ideas for Your “Something Blue” at Advantage Bridal!

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

something blue tattooSomething old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a lucky sixpence for your shoe . . . that’s how the tradition goes. Advantage Bridal offers a unique selection for the bride’s “Something Blue” and lucky sixpence necessities. Choose from a variety of “Something Blue” items for the bride.

One of the newest trends in the something blue temporary tattoo, letting brides place it wherever she likes and it will be gone in a few days! Suprise your hubby with a cute temporary tattoo on your honeymoon or wedding night.

The lucky sixpence tradition fills the “Something Old” requirement and is typically placed in the bride’s shoe. We recommend adhering it to the inside top of the shoe where she cannot feel it.

Our gorgeous Swarovski crystal embellished bridal watch is “Something New” and complements any bridal gown. It is absolutely stunning!  No matter what your personality or bridal style, Advantage Bridal has the perfect “something blue” for you!

The Bridal Shower Tradition

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

bridal shower

The bridal shower tradition dates back to Brussels, Belgium around 1860, but it continues to be a popular celebration today. Bridal showers are traditionally a gift-giving party in honor of the bride before her wedding. Primarily a U.S. and Canadian practice, bridal showers are generally given by the maid of honor and bridesmaids. It is usually attended by women, though in more recent years, couples may attend a “jack and jill” shower together. Regardless of who attends, the shower is intended for guests to give gifts for the home or primarily for the bride since the groom generally doesn’t attend. Shop for unique bridal shower gifts at AdvantageBridal.com.

A bridal shower is usually celebrated  4-6 weeks before the wedding day.  The word “shower” comes from the Victorian times when dowries were going by the wayside because money was scarce. Oftentimes, a parasol was put in the packages for the bride and groom.  Loosely, it was intended as a pun for “showering” the couple with gifts instead of a dowry as used to be the custom.

Bridal showers have taken on many meanings over the years. One of the most lasting meanings of a bridal shower is that it is a time when the female members of the bride’s family show the bride how her role will be in her marriage.  This role is thought to be more of an homage to the mothers and grandmothers rather than a reflection of how the bride will actually behave in the marriage.

Regardless of it’s history, bridal showers are fun to plan and to attend!  And for your bridal shower needs, Advantage Bridal is here to help!  We have everything you could ever need for planning and hosting a bridal shower.  Check out our large selection of bridal shower invitations, bridal shower favors, and bridal shower games. Don’t know where to start? Give us a call! We have many bridal shower ideas that are easy to use and work for all types of personalities.

Save the Date Magnets from Advantage Bridal.com!

Friday, March 16th, 2012

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Save the Date ideas are endless at Advantage Bridal. Of course, your wedding date is an important date to remember and you want to celebrate it with everyone on your guest list. Save the Date magnets help your friends and family keep your wedding date open so they can attend your joyous occasion.  Save the Date Magnets are a great way to help those closest to you keep that date fresh in their minds – all they have to do is stick on their fridge or reminder board!

Advantage Bridal offers a large selection of save-the-date magnets and unique wedding announcements. Magnets are functional and fun, and a constant reminder for them as you plan your big day. Our wedding magnets are sturdy and printed in vibrant digitally enhanced color. They are a classic way to let your guests know about an impending wedding or shower date.

Let Advantage Bridal help your guests save the date for your big day with one of our many save the date ideas. Don’t see what you are looking for? Call one of our friendly customer service representatives to help guide you through picking a perfect save the date cards or wedding announcements.

Rhinestone Appliqués & Crystal Transfers

Friday, March 16th, 2012
"I Do" Rhinestone Shoe Appliques

"I Do" Rhinestone Shoe Appliques

You have to admit these “I Do” rhinestone appliqués are too cute!  What better way to say “yes” and wear something blue than with these wedding crystal transfers?  Not only do they make adorable bridal shoes accessories, but they’ll also surprise your man when he’s slipping off that garter.  What a great picture idea for the photographer, too.  The rhinestone transfers peel and stick to your wedding shoes, but they’re also great for gift bags and scrapbooks.  Show off your style and sense of humor.  These bridal accessories by Mindy Weiss, an in-demand event planner and lifestyle expert based in Beverly Hills, show her attention to every detail.  Mindy Weiss Wedding Accessories just recently launched this line of sublime wedding-related gifts with her signature style; and the “I Do” rhinestone appliqué is already a bestseller.  For just $5, these really take the cake for cheap wedding accessories.