Nautical Wedding Inspiration Board

Nautical Wedding Inspiration

It doesn’t matter if you are marrying a sailor or simply just love the beach. Nautical themed weddings are trendy no matter if you go with the classic navy blue or mix it up with coral and mint. The nautical theme is versatile and very easy to personalize to give your guests an experience they’ve never had before.  Anchors, stripes, and boat knots are just a starting point but make your experience extra unique by customizing Nautical Themed Bridal Party Shirts.  Bridal Party Tees has a great selection of nautical art including knots, anchors, and boats to help achieve the exact theme you are looking for.

Bridal Party Tees has put together a Nautical Theme Inspiration Board to help infuse your wedding with a unique and classy look inspired by the sea. So what are you waiting for? Drop the anchor, tie the knot, and set sail before the veil!

 Nautical Chalkboard Print // Cake // Shoes // Bride Tank Top // Invitations // Stamp // Table Numbers

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Batter Up for a Baseball Themed Wedding

Not all brides are in love with big poofy gowns, candlelight ceremonies, or flowers cascading down the aisle. Your wedding day should be a reflection of your love: who you love and what you love. Some brides love baseball.

We came across bride Brandi’s Baseball themed wedding and were totally inspired! This bride didn’t fit the cookie-cutter mold, so she customized her big day to be exactly what she wanted.

Rachel Abi Photography
Rachel Abi Photography
Rachel Abi Photography
Rachel Abi Photography
Rachel Abi Photography
Rachel Abi Photography
Ready to take the plate and plan your own baseball themed wedding?

-Contact local parks to find a baseball diamond that you can use as your venue.
-Your groom and his men will be happy to be dressed in baseball jerseys or baseball inspired Raglan shirts and cleats.
-Consider serving your guests typical game-day snacks and courses. Think peanuts and BBQ.
-Hire a talented photographer to take adorable pictures with all the baseball trimmings. Ask them to stage shots with props like baseballs, gloves, bats, cleats, anything that inspired your unique wedding!
-Check out our Final At Bat designs for the brides taking their last swing.

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TREND: Not Engaged, But Setting a Wedding Date

Not Engaged But Setting A Wedding Date

Who says you have to wait until you have a ring on your finger to set a wedding date? If you are in a relationship with someone and you both have discussed the possibility of getting married someday, why not set a wedding date and work toward being married on that day? If you set the date far enough in the future, you will have plenty of time to start making wedding arrangements and to officially get engaged.

Getting a head start on the wedding details that you both agree on can’t be a bad thing, but it’s probably best to wait until you are officially engaged before you start putting down deposits and telling all your friends and family about the date. Yet, for a couple that wants to start making future plans, setting a wedding date and keeping that date to yourselves is a great way to stay on the same page for future plans! You could even set the date as your five or eight year anniversary of the day you started dating!

What do you think brides, is setting a date before you’re engaged a good idea?



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Top 5 Wedding Dance Routines

Top 5 Wedding Dance Routines

All brides and grooms are looking to incorporate wow factors into their wedding and having those moments that will surprise and delight your guests have become a growing trend. While there are many ways you can pull off these wow factors to create that lasting memory of your wedding, one of the most popular is through dance! Whether it’s just the bride and groom or the entire wedding party, coordinated dance routines have become a favorite at weddings! If you’re looking to add a dance routine as part of your wedding, take a look at some of the best wedding dance routines to spark some ideas for your own.

Here are the top five wedding dance routines we found that will have you saying “Wow! Did that just happen!?”

JK Wedding Entrance Dance

Brian Surprises Emily with Justin Bieber Wedding Dance

Groomsmen and Bridesmaids Dance Off

Father/Daughter Dance

Rina and Nick’s Wedding Dance


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Team Bride Tank Tops as Seen on Pinterest

Pinterest has become a popular resource to use when planning your wedding. In fact, we have our own Pinterest account to share wedding ideas with our lovely customers. We love browsing through all of the creative wedding pins. We especially love when we come across our products pinned by other people. Needless to say, we were very excited to find that this particular photo of our Team Bride tank tops has gone viral on Pinterest. Our wonderful customer, Kristen, said this about the tank tops she made for her bachelorette party:

“I came up with the idea of this and then ordered them from the only website that would allow me to create exactly what I wanted for my girls and I. The website is bridalpartytees.com. I especially loved this site because they had shirts in my wedding colors (ivory and turquoise) which is exactly what I wanted.”

Awesome! You can create your own tank tops like these for both the bride and bridesmaids. Change the colors to match your own wedding! You can even change the shirt style and font if you’d like something different!

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Wedding Flower Trends

The flowers you choose for your wedding say a lot about you and the style of your wedding! Below you’ll find a list of some of the hottest wedding flower trends to help you choose your look for everything from bouquets to centerpieces to boutonnieres! Check out Bridal Party Tees for all other pre-wedding necessities!

Big Soft Blooms: This year, many brides are going with big, soft blooms, gentle earthy textures and gentle pinks paired with warm ivory.

Sunwashed Colors: Modern brides are opting for earthy shades and blush hues in their wedding flowers and color schemes. Don’t be afraid to mix taupe and oyster gray with a bold, contrasting color or you can pair multiple shades of a blush pink with beige and ivory. Using a single color in multiple shades and textures can create a truly unique look. Bottom line: The modern palette has been simplified.

Flowers with Personality: Every flower has a certain personality. From sophisticated red roses to playful daisies your blooms speak to the identity of your event. Soft and gentle blooms like peonies, lisianthus, and rununculus are a totally timeless and classic choice, while fun, tighter textured blooms like billy balls, button mums, and dahlias can be whimsical and a little bit mischievous at the same time.

Choose Eye-Catching Colors: If sweet and subtle isn’t your thing, go for a head-turning arrangement with bold colors. Bring in color swatches, invites and other inspirational details to help your florist create arrangements that coordinate with the look and feel of your wedding day.

Orchids: Orchids are a flower of movement, especially since this particular flower comes in just about any color and size! Use an all-orchid arrangement to make a lush, architectural statement on your tables, or select a single orchid blossom in your wedding color for modern boutonnieres. Wrap the stem in black ribbon so that the blossom pops against the lapel.

For Fall Weddings Think Texture: The hottest trend in fall wedding flowers is lush, richly hued arrangements with lots of interesting texture. Instead of using just two or three types of blooms in your centerpieces, try a wide mix of flowers coordinated with your color scheme. For example, you could start with a base of classic flowers and mix in feathery crocosmia and velvety coxcomb.

Classic Wedding Flowers in Rich Hues: Tailor your wedding flowers to the time of year by choosing more deep dramatic shades for the fall than you would for the spring and summer.

“Going Green”: Through contrasting and complementary foliages and branching, this wedding flower trend emanates a sense of elegant simplicity. Mixing unique textures and colors of naturally-occurring flower colors, such as white and light green, creates a soothing, tranquil expression for bouquets, centerpieces, and boutonnieres.

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Wedding Bouquet Trends

After choosing a wedding dress, the bride typically turns her attention to her wedding bouquet! As every professional florist knows, the bridal bouquet is typically seen as the focal point of all the wedding flowers, and today’s brides are taking advantage of that as they plan their weddings. Check out our list of today’s wedding bouquet trends to help you come up with your own bridal bouquet! For all other pre-wedding needs check out Bridal Party Tees! You can customize anything from bridal and bachelorette party tee shirts, to honeymoon designs, to gifts and accessories and more!

Traditional White: Mini white calla lilies paired with delicate sweet peas to create a unique take on the traditional white bouquet. The clustered calla lilies sit in the center, surrounded by a cloud of fragrant, white sweet peas and tied with a simple white satin ribbon.

Vintage: Rose-centered bouquets take a vintage turn with amnesia roses and silver hued dusty miller. An alternative to all-white roses, these amnesia roses have a silvery lavender hue which compliments many different colors. The dusty miller surrounding the roses completes the classic look and feel of a long-forgotten era.

Mix It Up: Wedding bouquets these days don’t just contain flowers. Your party decorator or florist may suggest other non-floral elements such as Swarovski crystals, berries, feathers, stems and other decorative wood pieces. A popular choice is echeveria, which can be shaped like a flower and can come in different colors such as green, aubergine and gray.

Cascade Bouquets: This bouquet style features flowers that descend below the main portion of the bouquet design. The voluptuousness of the bouquet is often the main feature of the wedding costume. Cascade bouquets are most often used in formal and traditional weddings.

Hot Hues: Brides craving color are opting to use many shades of a single hue, such as mixing pale pink peonies and hot pink ranunculuses with other flowers that reflect the pinks for a richer look. For those who like this look but want something more striking than white, today’s stylish all-red bouquets mix shades of burgundy and near-black with slightly brighter crimson blooms.

All Tied Up: Although the most brides (and, in particular, those seeking a single-flower style) likely prefer the look of exposed stems, the majority of today’s bouquets come elegantly wrapped. To help modernize the look of classic ribbon-wrapped stems, florists layer ribbons in different colors or textures. Another popular approach is to personalize the bouquet. Wrap the stems with an heirloom handkerchief (perhaps one the bride’s grandmother carried on her wedding day), adorn the bouquet with a locket bearing a photo of a deceased relative, or wrap the stems in a ribbon embroidered with your monogram or signature motif.

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Most Popular Honeymoon Destinations

Your honeymoon should be filled with love, privacy and celebration. These top 10 spots offer you every ounce of joy that you need on your honeymoon! Once you’ve figured out where you’re going, plan what to pack. We have a great selection of customizable swim suits, tee shirts, koozies, totes, tanks and more! Check them out at Bridal Party Tees!

St. Lucia: A taste of France, a taste of Britain, and a nature-lovers paradise including a volcano! St. Lucia is great for snorkeling in clear, blue warm waters, sipping a cool tropical drink in your hammock, or walking through a rain forest while viewing the ocean. Truly a newlywed’s paradise.

Greece: If you are seeking lots of history, hot sun, warm seas & diverse landscapes then Greece will be your best choice. This country has an enormous amount of fun, culture and great sites to offer honeymooners making the dazzling Greek Islands some of the most desirable destinations for honeymooners worldwide.

Tahiti: With many islands to choose from, including favorites Bora Bora and Moorea, Tahiti makes a perfect honeymoon destination! It’s known for it’s natural beauty as well as its Polynesian hospitality. If you don’t want to share your new spouse with anyone, this is the place to be! Even its resorts are designed for your love to burn and grow.

Mexico: In Mexico you’ll find beautiful natural settings, top-notch tourist services, exquisite cuisine and and much more. We love the romance and culture of this exotic location so much we know you won’t want to leave. For honeymooners who are looking for a warm tropical getaway, consider these three unique destinations: Nueva Vallarta, Huatulco and the Mayan Riviera.

Aruba: For newlyweds who are looking for just sun & fun, Aruba is an ideal destination; with its near-perfect weather and beautiful beaches it is a place to go to find great service, not to mention the 90,000 friends you’ll meet while you’re there! Aruba is only 20 miles long and 6 miles wide at the widest point; this small space is packed with enough beaches, restaurants, nightclubs and casinos to delight even the most discriminating newlywed.

Italy: When you’re looking for a honeymoon filled with old-world charm and romance a trip to Italy guarantees you will get lost on cobblestone streets, in old classic churches and bistros out of paintings and fall in love all over again. No matter the part of Italy you chose to explore you will no doubt find yourself taking moonlight walks, enjoying scrumptious meals, experiencing wonderful museums & art, great wine, fabulous culture and feel as if your feeling as passionate about each other as you are about life.

Jamaica: Passion is inevitable on this tropical paradise island. Jamaica is the place if you are looking for non-stop nightlife. If the bar scene isn’t for you, stay in one of Jamaica’s all-inclusive adults-only resorts. If you are a nature lover, take a leisurely bamboo raft trip or explore the many caves and waterfalls that abound in its green forests.

Alberta, Canada: Prefer to make snow angels with your sweetie rather than slather on the sunscreen? The wide variety of winter activities includes downhill and cross-country skiing, as well as snowshoeing, ice skating and even dog sledding. Guests can pamper themselves in the hotel’s spa and then set off for a romantic sleigh ride into the wilderness. The idyllic lake setting makes Chateau Lake Louise a popular honeymoon spot even in the warmer months, when guests can take advantage of the resort’s outdoor activities, which include horseback riding, whitewater rafting and hiking.

Paris: Paris is known as ‘the city of love’. The country comes first among the best honeymoon destinations around the world. The reason is its beautiful sites, such as, Eiffel Tower, Disneyland Resort, The Louvre, etc. If you are in Paris celebrating your honeymoon, you will never spend a day out of romance. Paris is all about love and beauty. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world. The museums, monuments and artworks of Paris are highly esteemed across the globe.

Hawaii: Last but not the least preferred Honeymoon locations around the globe is the newly added US state of Hawaii. Exotic Tropical flowers, pristine turquoise waters, immaculate beaches and the great food are a few of the many things that force you to come back and visit the place again and again. And if its for your honeymoon, there can be nothing more beautiful, uncrowded and adventurous than Hawaii.

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Wedding Registry Trends

For some, gift registry is the most fun thing about planning a wedding. You get to shop around your favorite stores and pick out things you want without dropping a dime! But if combing through stacks of fine china and sheet sets isn’t your cup of tea, here is a list of more unique wedding registry ideas that might be more fitting for you! Wedding registry is just one step in your planning process! Make sure you check out Bridal Party Tees for bachelorette party tees, before the wedding designs, honeymoon tees and accessories!

Charity Registries: Yes, your wedding day is all about you and your new spouse, but why not share the spotlight with your favorite charity? Set up a charitable gift registry with an organization like the “I Do Foundation” which will help guide guests through the process of donating to your charity of choice.

Game time: Add your favorite board games or video games to your registry! Having a few of the classics like Monopoly and Twister will make your new place feel like home, and provide tons of fun for game nights later on! You might not be able to justify buying yourself a Wii, but your guests will have no problem making the splurge for you!

Activities: Register for a little post-wedding fun by adding things like private guitar lessons, a private wine tour for two, dance lessons, cooking classes or a fun local activity or event.

Bar basics: If you’re a couple that likes to host, indulge in an at-home mini bar as part of your register! Pick out your favorite martini glasses, and essentials like corkscrews, strainers, and juice squeezers.

Honeymoon Registry: Guests can help the newlyweds make their dream honeymoon come true by contributing to a honeymoon registry that can range from an investment in the couple’s dream to backpack around Europe to a week of beachside activities at a luxurious resort!

Home Sweet Home: Why register for a bunch of “stuff” for your dream home when you can actually have your guests contribute money that will go towards the down payment on a new home! It’s one of the most valuable investments family members and friends can make in a new couple’s life.

Plan an Adventure: If you are an energetic, adventuresome couple tandem skydiving is an exciting option to have on your registry! If you want to do something adventurous but have a fear of heights, a guided canoe or kayaking tour could be a good substitute.

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Most Popular Wedding Invitation Styles

Your wedding invitation is your guest’s first glimpse of the theme of your wedding. Is it going to be a casual gathering, a formal affair, or a combination of both? By choosing the right papers, inks, and envelopes, you can ensure that your guests know what to expect, while showing off your creativity and style! Below are the 10 most popular wedding invitation styles that will help you get started with your own! Check out BridalPartyTees.com for any other customizable wedding gift, accessory, or apparel needs!

1. Eco-Friendly Invitations: Environment-conscious couples everywhere are opting to send out their wedding invitations on eco-friendly paper! There are tons of different options including 100 per-cent cotton papers, recycled seed embedded paper, wood veneers, and soy-based ink.

2. Traditional Patterns in Unexpected Colors: Put a new spin on classic patterns by using bright, vibrant colors! If your invitations feature a damask or brocade-inspired print, you could color them in fuchsia, light blue, or black.

3. Vellum: Adding a vellum overlay is an elegant touch that instantly adds color and style to your invitation.

4. Fabriano-Deckled Edge Paper: Fabriano-deckled edge paper is great for weddings that are formal, but still a bit laid-back.

5. Metallic: Metallics have made a come-back in fashion, and is now popping up in stationary too! Gold is an especially great color to use. You can use gold paper, gold engraving, and gold-lined envelopes!

6. Vintage: Vintage style is also an incredibly popular fashion trend that has made its way to the wedding world. Invitations inspired by Parisian soap label art, Givenchy couture, and swirl or damask patterns.

7. Monograms: Monograms were a big trend in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and now they’re getting a make-over! Monograms are becoming more thematic, with stylistic elements like elaborate ampersands. You could even consider using intertwined initials instead of a simple font to make your invitations pop.

8. Couture Envelopes: The envelope is the guest’s first glimpse at your invitation’s style! Beautiful liners in coordinating colors and patterns make your invitations a really cool keepsake to go with the actual invitation.

9. Material Add-ons: For additional flair, you can add fabrics like silk, velvet, and various ribbons to your invitations.

10. Beyond Paper: Nowadays its possible for wedding invitations to be printed on almost anything. You can now opt to do a creative wedding invitation on plexi-glass and custom-mold stones, wood veneer, glass, or even chocolate.

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