After the wedding itself, the second busiest aspect of planning is creating a wedding registry. It should be one of your fist tasks and you should make certain all of the essentials are included. A basic item all newlyweds should get is an amazing new sheet set — or two or three or four sets. You'll want to create a bedroom that's a cozy retreat for you and your new hubby, so use our handy list to start adding your bedding basics your wedding registry checklist.
We've done tons of research to find the best sheet sets for new brides, according to the best reviews on the internet. We also looked at thread count (we recommend no less than 200), materials, weave type, organic options, design, price, quality and more. Phew! There are a lot of sheets out there, and the materials run the gamut — organic cotton, long-staple cotton, chemical-free cotton, Egyptian cotton, microfiber, sateen, satin, flannel and more are among your choices. When you register, you peruse this list to decide what's most important to you for creating your new nest of newlywed coziness.
Pearl earrings are a perennial favorite for brides. Aesthetically, they fit the occasion thanks to their glamorous luster and elegant personality. And because they're so versatile, pearl earrings can be worn long after your wedding. In fact, whether they're vintage pearl studs or on-trend drop earrings in a rose gold setting, pearl earrings are a staple of a jewelry collection.
Many lucky brides receive their first cultured or freshwater pearl earrings as a wedding gift. Traditionally, pearls worn as wedding earrings tended to be white, but modern brides can opt for black pearls (which are actually dark gray) or other shades, such as pale pink or nude.
Stud earrings are always a classic wedding look. Some studs are embellished with small diamonds or gemstones for extra glamour. And since a variety of shades are available, you can pick pearl earrings in tones to match your wedding colors. If pearl earrings are your only jewelry, you can also choose a style that is a true statement piece, such as dramatic teardrops or chic chandeliers. One of the best things about pearls is that they always look timeless and ladylike, no matter what the design.
It's time to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with tones of pink and red on boxes of chocolate, as well as in our lingerie choices. Brides and brides-to-be will love our romantic selection of Valentine's Day lingerie: We've chosen 15 sexy lingerie sets that come in various styles, including body-conscious teddies and elegant cami-and-shorts sets. We found the best lingerie that spans the gamut of sizes, from XX-Small to 3XLs. There's something sheer, sexy and lacy for everyone and every body type. So order away and get ready for the big day!
More and more brides are taking the leap and opting to wear a white jumpsuit on their wedding day. The chic look has been championed by celebrity brides including Solange Knowles, in her marriage to video producer Alan Ferguson, and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who, of course, is married to actor George Clooney.
Knowles actually wore three different jumpsuits by French designer Stéphane Rolland during her wedding weekend, beginning with a sexy ivory-toned version she wore while biking to the ceremony at New Orleans' Marigny Opera House. By the wedding's end, she was dancing in the streets to a brass band while wearing her third jumpsuit, with a plunging neckline.
For the Italian civil ceremony that preceded her wedding, Amal Clooney wore what looked like a white jumpsuit, but was actually belted separates, by Stella McCartney. Clooney, who is friends with McCartney, has also worn a one-shoulder jumpsuit with crochet lace and cropped legs by the British designer, as well as a lace burgundy jumpsuit by Giambattista Valli.
A white bridal jumpsuit is a chic dress alternative that is perfect for the style-savvy bride. As Clooney did, the bride can wear a white jumpsuit to her civil wedding for an unexpected look that is destined to impress. She can also wear a jumpsuit to the wedding ceremony to create a memorable look. As another option, she could wear a jumpsuit to her wedding reception, because this wedding-dress alternative is perfect for hitting the dance floor. Freedom is the vibe of a bridal jumpsuit, and we love it.
Shivering on your way to the altar is far from fashionable. Yet it's a surprisingly tall order to find a coverup that's appropriate — and suitably warm — to wear over wedding attire. Given the array of wedding dresses available, from romantic gowns to sassy cocktail numbers, we have found as many bridal coats, capes, stoles and shrugs to pull together your bridal ensemble.
For a sleek and chic look, faux fur is the gold standard. It's a standout for bridal attire for two reasons: It's toasty warm, and it's elegant. And it's a go-to for retro brides who want to bring some vintage luxury to their winter wedding. White fur will keep the look entirely bridal, but you can also choose a color or a natural hue. For the fashion-forward bride, we found a white faux fur moto jacket to rock your nuptials. And a black or white wool capelet lends an Old Hollywood vibe.
Below are some of our favorite winter bridal cover-ups from BHLDN, Boden, Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom, David's Bridal, Amazon and more. Each style was selected to enhance, not hide, your wedding dress, because the picks are as pretty as your gown. And the best part? Prices start at $28!
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Royal Crown Derby - Royal Crown Derby Old Imari Holiday Service Plate (Charger) - Imari Decor W/ Poinsettias & Holly
Citation - Citation Harvest Moon Coupe Soup Bowl - All White,Embossed Fruit&Flowers
Galway - Galway Atlantic Water Goblet - Clear,Crisscross&Fan Cut,Knob Stem
Galway - Galway Atlantic Fluted Champagne - Clear,Crisscross&Fan Cut,Knob Stem
Galway - Galway Longford Double Old Fashioned - Cut Bowl & Foot, Multisided, Knob Stem
Oneida - Oneida Lucia Double Old Fashioned - Clear,Crisscross&Fan Cut,No Trim
Galway - Galway Oranmore Double Old Fashioned - Cut Diamond & Fan Design On Bowl
Waterford - Waterford Mourne Double Old Fashioned - Vertical/Crisscross Cut,Faceted Stem
Galway - Galway Blarney Double Old Fashioned - Clear
American Cut - American Cut Eleanor Double Old Fashioned - Cut, Pinwheel And Fan,Stem 326
Galway - Galway Killarney Double Old Fashioned - Cut
Galway - Galway Shannon Double Old Fashioned - Cut
Waterford - Waterford Markham Double Old Fashioned - Marquis,Clear, Vertical Cuts, Crisscross
Galway - Galway Old Galway (Star Cut Foot) Double Old Fashioned - Panel Cut Bowl,Star Cut Foot
Stuart - Stuart Kent Old Fashioned - Clear,Cut Fan,Smooth Stem,No Trim
Rogaska - Rogaska Jasmine Double Old Fashioned - Clear, No Trim, Cut Bowl And Stem
Wedgwood - Wedgwood Majesty Double Old Fashioned - Clear, Cut Fans&Criss Cross
Galway - Galway Old Galway (Plain Foot) Double Old Fashioned - Panel Cut Bowl,Plain Foot
Block - Block Rainbow Double Old Fashioned - Clear, Cut Arches , Multisided Stem
Tiffany - Tiffany Newport Double Old Fashioned - Clear,Fan Cut,Criss Cross
Rogaska - Rogaska Juliet (Cut) Double Old Fashioned - Clear, Cut Swirl Bowl, Plain Stem
Galway - Galway Ashford (Cut Base) Double Old Fashioned - Cut, Including Base
Oneida - Oneida Antonia Double Old Fashioned - Clear, Cut, Multisided Stem, No Trim
Tiffany - Tiffany Grenada Old Fashioned - Clear,Barware,Crisscross&Vertical Cut