I was at a house party in late December 2017, and I was expecting to be the only one.The house had a mix of adults, teens, kids, and older couples, and the decor was festive and spooky, as if it were a party at Disneyland.But instead, it was a Halloween party, and we had a very special guest.It was my wife's birthday, and she was wearing a dress that looked like a Halloween costume.She looked gorg...
Bachelorettes may be enjoying the party decorations at their upcoming wedding, but for some couples, the party decorating is more important than the wedding itself.
“I think the bride and groom really appreciate the decorations because it is really special and the bride has been wearing these for a while,” says Liz Taylor, a wedding photographer from Chicago.
“But it’s the bridesmaids and groom that really love them.”
Party decorating isn’t new for couples in Chicago.
There are several types of decorations that have been popular in Chicago, and each one has a unique look and feel.
The bride’s dress is usually the most prominent.
“You want it to have a classic look and you want it just to be beautiful,” Taylor says.
“It’s more important to me than just the color.”
You can also go with something a little more subdued, like a flower bouquet or a floral print.
“If the bride is wearing a white dress, then the groom is probably wearing a pink or gray dress,” Taylor adds.
You’ll also want to avoid any of the party décor that is designed to draw attention to a bride’s face.
“The bride and the groom should really be in the middle of the table and not in the front row,” Taylor explains.
What to wear to a bridal shower? “
A lot of people get into a theme, and they just want to dress up the party.”
What to wear to a bridal shower?
The first step is to pick a wedding dress that you’re comfortable with.
“When it comes to the party, it’s all about style,” Taylor tells PEOPLE.
“Be confident and choose a style that will compliment the look of your guests.”
Taylor has been shooting wedding shoots in Chicago for the past two years.
She recommends choosing a white wedding dress, but she also says that black is a nice option.
“Black is a very elegant and sophisticated color,” she says.
In some cases, you can opt for a more formal look by adding a veil or a veil accessory.
“There are some really classy, fancy wedding dresses that are also very, very simple,” Taylor shares.
Taylor also suggests that you get creative with the accessories you choose.
“Just make sure you can fit your accessories and your brideship into your outfit,” she adds.
“Or if you want to make a statement, just make a dress that has a little bit of flair to it.”
The wedding planner’s dress?
If you’re planning to have more than one bridal party, you might want to consider going with a wedding planner.
“One of the best things about having a wedding plan is that you can actually have the bride get married,” Taylor warns.
“So you get to be able to go out with the bride, but you also have the bridal planner be in control of everything that is going on.”
A wedding planner can also offer suggestions on what to wear.
“Some people are really into the idea of dressing up the bride’s accessories and she can wear them,” Taylor notes.
For the bride herself, Taylor recommends choosing an accessory that has been on her bucket list for a long time. “
That’s great if you’re just looking for something a bit more formal, or maybe a little less formal.”
For the bride herself, Taylor recommends choosing an accessory that has been on her bucket list for a long time.
“My favorite is a floral dress that is almost like a dress from the 1920s,” she reveals.
Some brides are opting for the simple black gown, but Taylor recommends picking something that’s less formal.
“For a bride, I think she wants something that will really complement the wedding,” she explains.