2017 Instagram Grand Prize Selfie Winner

Goodbye 2017. Hello 2018!

2017 was the first year for Bridal Party Tees Instagram selfie contest where we asked our bride-to-be’s and their maids to submit in their designs. Casting our votes for the grand prize winner was not an easy task but Bridal Party Tees is excited to announce our 2017 grand prize winner!

 

This magical group of maids created custom bachelorette designs from scratch. The design itself is cute as it can be and we cannot help but applaud their trendy choice of metallic foil. Bachelorette’s like this make us love what we do and want us to give our customers the best designs and products ever!

A huge thank you to all of our selfie entries from 2017. Bridal Party Tees is always searching for the newest and coolest craze in the bridal industry and we can’t wait to see what our customers will design in 2018!

Missed out on 2017’s Instagram contest? No worries! All customers will have another year and a chance to win. Learn how to submit your selfie here.

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Get The Look: The Bride’s Squad Shirts

Trends come and go in the wedding industry and each year bride’s are looking for the next big thing to make their special day better than ever. Pop culture is a huge influence in what consumers are looking for and at Bridal Party Tees, we do our best to take those trends and mash them together with custom bridal apparel. So what are bride-to-be’s looking for when it comes to their big day? Ever since the catchy and controversial Bad Blood song graced our radio stations, people everywhere have gathered up their closest friends and deemed them their squad. From there bride’s squad shirts were born. Bridal parties everywhere can’t get enough of it and love to share their squad doing what squad’s do best.

The Bride's Squad Shirts

It only makes sense for the bride to call her bridal party her squad. Traditionally the maid of honor and bridesmaids are chosen as a significant and close group of friends to be a part of every single moment from the engagement to the wedding day.  The ladies above chose a lightweight tank top for their beachy get-away but you can easily customize any design from our gallery by changing the art, font, and text or swapping it onto an entirely different item. The best part about our bride’s squad shirts is that they can be used with so many different themes. Beach, Vegas, and even country – ladies can easily get their squad goals on with this trend.

These ride or die maids shared their picture with us via Instagram and you can too! Easily share your pictures with us on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram@bridalpartytees!

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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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The Morning of Your Wedding

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The caterer is setting up, the photographer is already snapping shots, and your groom is hidden away with his boys getting ready for your wedding. Those few hours before your ceremony starts and your girls lead you down the aisle are crucial. You’ve planned, prepped, and Pinned every detail and the show is about to start.

The last thing you need is to deal with small snafus and messes… like wiping fresh eyeliner all over face when you’re getting dressed.

A simple step to avoid makeup on your shirt or your hair being messed up is to get ready in an easy-off shirt. Choose something you can zip off or pull up that won’t even touch your flawless winged eyeliner or pinned up curls. Customize a before the wedding design on any of our zip-ups or loose-fitted flowy shirts like the flowy tank top or a flowy lightweight top.

Before the Wedding

Other tips and tricks to make the morning of the wedding run as smoothly as possible:

  • Have each bridesmaid assigned to a vendor. Sarah will answer any questions or deal with concerns from the caterer. Kirsten will help the photographer get all the right shots. Laura will make sure hair and makeup is on time. And so and so forth.
  • Have a written out list of the shots that you absolutely want from the day. And make sure Kirsten has it to give to the photographer.
  • Have checks for all of the vendors ready (including the tip) and put in separate, labeled envelopes.
  • Round up extra extension cords from the house or home improvement store the week before the wedding. Bring them to your venue because who knows if the caterer might need one, or your curling iron or your stringed lights will reach the available outlets.
  • Pack an emergency bag just in case. Scary truth is that any number of things can wrong at the last minute. Be prepared with a bag dedicated to extra needle and thread, an extra bottle of nail polish, bobby pins, lipstick, eyeliner, bandages, tape, flip-flops, and some pain relievers.
  • Make a playlist! Put together a few hours long playlist with upbeat music and some oldies for you and the girls to get ready to.
  • Give yourself enough time. Either start your ceremony in the later afternoon or plan to get up early, just be sure to schedule yourself plenty of time to get ready. Most wedding day horrors can be cleared up before guests arrive if you just dedicate a couple of extra hours for mishaps and messes.

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Second Wedding

Second Weddings and Vow Renewals

Another cup of coffee, repurposed Mason jars, and antique jewelry. There are a number of things that get better the second time around. At the top of that list is a second wedding.

Second Wedding

Whether it’s your second marriage or the increasingly popular renewal of vows, here are several beautiful ways and helpful tips to celebrate your second wedding ceremony.

Do Exactly What You Want To Do

If your first ceremony was held in City Hall, plan the elaborate wedding you’ve always dreamed of. If you had your first wedding in a church, but always wanted a ceremony on the beach- book your flight. Thinking an intimate evening wedding is the route to go? Sleep in, get your beauty rest, and have your romantic, candle lit ceremony. It is your wedding, and more importantly, your second chance to do and have exactly what you want.

Bridal Shower

It is often the case that those planning a second marriage or vow renewal have all of the typical household items that are traditionally gifted at a first wedding. This time plan something fun for your bridal shower. Take a trip to a winery. Plan a spa day or a weekend camping trip. There are plenty of fun things to do with your close ones that will toast this special time for you without the traditional bridal shower. Customized shirts are a fun and thoughtful way to commemorate the trip or event!

Registry

If you can’t think of anything you need that would warrant starting a typical registry, ask guests to donate to the charity of your choice or to your children’s college fund. Use sites like HoneyFund to create a honeymoon registry of sorts. Or add another sweet touch to your wedding by asking guests to bring you their favorite movie, book, or album- a fun and loving way to build your collection.

Blending Families

If you’re planning a second wedding and you or your fiancé have children that you’re bringing into a new family, bring them into your new wedding. Give them big tasks so they feel incorporated and important. Flower girls, ring bearers, and ushers are useful positions that the young ones can fill and feel trusted by their new step-parent.

Honeymoon

Second time brides often think that they have to plan a family friendly honeymoon or skip it altogether. Far from true. Find someone to watch the kids if they aren’t old enough to stay home alone. Perhaps a close family member will do this in lieu of a wedding gift. Certainly don’t skip your honeymoon! Your second wedding or vow renewal is a celebration of happiness and love in your life just as much as the first ceremony was. Plan the trip you’ve always wanted to take. Hiking the green hills of Ireland, a Mediterranean cruise, the trip to Hawaii you’ve always dreamed of- you deserve it now as much as you ever did. After all, you’re brave enough to take another chance at happiness and that’s not always easy to do. Be every bit of the brave, beautiful bride that you are.

 

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Matching Pillowcases for Couples

Now that you have or will soon be tying the knot, it’s time for you and your husband to start giving your home the ambiance that a couple lives there. After all, marriage means things are now split 50/50, and that includes every room in the house. The bedroom is probably the first room you’ll want to decorate as a couple to make it feel more like neutral territory, both of yours, instead of just his or hers. However, deciding what you both will add to the room can be a struggle. You know he is going to want to hang his Godfather poster right where you want to hang your floral décor, so sacrifices and compromises need to be made. While deciding who gets to hang what where and what color scheme the room will be, keep any chance of a battle happening over what goes on the bed and suggest you design matching pillowcases!

Matching pillowcases look great with all types of décor because you get to design it the way you want! Plus, it also gives you a cute way of saying a couple now resides here and shares this space! When guests come over and tour your place, they will adore the matching pillowcases signifying you two as an item! Customize the matching pillowcases just the way you want by adding Mr. and Mrs., your initials, or even upload a photo of the two of you that can be printed on the pillowcase! The sky’s the limit with how creative you can get! Check out Bridal Party Tees today and begin decorating your new place together as a couple!

Matching Pillowcases for Couples



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Our “I Got One” Bride Tank Top Appeared on the TLC Show “Four Weddings”

If you are planning a wedding or just a big fan of weddings in general then chances are you watch TLC’s “Four Weddings.” Recently, one of the brides was sporting Bridal Party Tee’s “I Got One” Bride Tank Top!

Emma wore her “I Got One” Tank Top at the end of her wedding for her sparkler send off which is a really cute and unique idea since most Bride’s wear their shirts while they are getting ready for their big day. This is a great way to show off your new last name in front of all your guests! Check out our “I Got One” Bride Shirts so you can have your own on your big day! And if you’re man is digging the Groom’s shirt then check out our Game Over Shirts too.

The now Mrs. Bordelon was in the fact the winner of this episode and won an incredible romantic getaway to Mexico for their honeymoon! We’re not bias or anything but we think the tank top secured the win.

Here’s a clearer picture of our tank top on the happy newlywed!

At Bridal Party Tee’s we love nothing more than seeing our Bride’s and Bride-To-Be’s happily wearing our designs so make sure to send in your customer photos at bridalpartytees@eretailing.com. Who knows, you could be our next featured Bride!

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Get Ready in a Zip-Up Hoodie!

On your wedding day you’re going to spend hours in a dress that is bound to get uncomfortable by the end of the night. So, why not make yourself as comfortable as possible while getting ready for the big day by wearing a bride zip-up hoodie?! A customized zip hoodie makes for a great photo opp! Since many brides opt to have their photographers document their time getting ready, custom wedding hoodies have become a popular trend. Add your new last name or wedding date to the hoodie for the perfect custom touch! Plus, our bridal sweatpants make excellent companion pieces for the hoodies!

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