Bridal Showers and Registries


The bridal shower is the pre-wedding party for brides. Traditionally, this event is hosted by a female friend close to the bride. It may also be held at a restaurant, a winery or even a hotel. The goal is to celebrate the bride-to-be and help her prepare for her wedding day. Guests are often invited to bring gifts for the couple. The couple creates a registry that allows them to select items they want and need and keeps track of what they’ve already received.

While it’s not required, most couples tend to register at a department store like Macy’s or Bloomingdale’s, home furnishing stores such as Crate & Barrel or West Elm and stores that have kitchen supplies and linens such as Bed, Bath & Beyond. The couple also has the option to include experiences or cash funds on their registry as well.

When it comes to bridal, Zuhair Murad doesn’t hold back. His world-famous wedding dress line is infused with romance and femininity with each design feeling like it was written just for the bride. From body-conscious silks to sweeping chiffons, the designer’s intricate embellishments – floral lace and precise crystal work that seem to cascade down the mermaid silhouettes – make each gown one-of-a-kind.

Monique Lhuillier is another designer who doesn’t hold back on drama. Her gowns – worn by A-list celebs like Blake Lively, Taylor Swift and Gwyneth Paltrow – are feminine, sexy and absolutely gorgeous. The label’s seductive mermaid silhouettes and show-stopping trains are a dream come true for brides.

As more and more couples are opting for blowout weddings, we’re seeing a return to full ballgown silhouettes for the aisle walk. The result is a dramatic moment that provides a real fashion moment in photos. And the showstopping trains – think oversized, intricately beaded and elaborate lace placements – are just as stunning.

Christie Nicole Bridal

Founded in 2016, Christie Nicole Bridal is a fusion of classic and contemporary bridal. This Australian brand’s dresses are all about pushing the boundaries and challenging traditional standards with bold fabric pairings and renaissance style adorment that is sure to wow. The collection includes body-conscious designs that are as romantic as they are sexy, with the use of lace and beading making each gown look like it was handwritten just for the bride. And, the color palette isn’t limited to blush and ivory – you can find gowns in a range of colors from sultry black to a moody rose.

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