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7 Items Every Bride Should Have In Their Wedding Day Clutch

June 21, 2017 Kleinfeld Unveiled

On your wedding day, it’s essential to keep a few key items tucked away in your bridal clutch. These items can be used in case of minor emergency (we hope there isn’t one!) or simply to keep your bridal look on lock from the moment you walk down the aisle, to your reception exit. So here are 7 chic clutches at Kleinfeld and the 7 essentials that go inside!

1. Lipstick 

Most likely you’ll be reapplying lipstick throughout your entire wedding day. Having your favorite lipstick on hand (especially if it’s in this chic butterfly clutch by Judith Leiber) will keep your lips perfect, no matter how many times you kiss your new spouse!

2. Blotting papers

Instead of powder or concealer that could end up on your dress, blotting papers make it easy to attack the shine, without ruining your makeup. Whether your wedding is in the summer, fall, spring, or even winter — having blotting papers on hand will help with any mid-day shine. Bonus! This clutch by Lea Black will discreetly hide them.

3. Bobby pins

Bobby pins are a necessity for when your hair does something you don’t want it to do. No matter the hairstyle you choose for your wedding day, bobby pins can fix (almost) anything! Store them in this stylish clutch by Lea Black. 

4. Small/roll-on perfume

A little perfume goes a long way, especially on a long (wedding) day. Store a bit of perfume in this Crystal Crown clutch by Judith Leiber. You’ll not only smell great but look like royalty!

5. Tissues

Weddings are basically full of happy tears. Keep tissues tucked in this elephant clutch by Judith Leiber to wipe away any eye makeup that goes astray.

6. Fashion tape

Always carry fashion tape. Especially for your bridesmaids. You never know when they may need it! This LOVE clutch by Judith Leiber is the perfect size to carry some fashion tape!

7. Mints
Between kissing your love and processing down the receiving line, having fresh breath is essential. These Judith Leiber Macaron Pillboxes could easily store some mints!

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5 Tips To Your Wedding Seating Chart

June 9, 2017 Kleinfeld Unveiled

Photo: Amy and Stuart Photography | Planner: Brooke Keegan Special Events

1. Organize your guest list. 

When RSVPs start hitting your email or inbox — start grouping your guests together. The groups will come in handy when it’s time to arranging your seating. Examples of groups include: college friends, family, friends, colleagues and even a category for special needs. Don’t underestimate the ‘special needs’ group as a few of your guests may have difficulty walking far into a room, may need close access to a restroom, or may be hard of hearing which affect how close/far they are away from the DJ or band. 

Luckily, AllSeated provides you a state of the art guest tool where you can manage your guest list and then arrange your seating directly from that list. It’s not only super easy, but fun too! 

2. Assigning tables or assigning specific seats?

 Consider how you wish to seat your guests. Do you want to assign your guests to tables and allow them to choose their seats or do you wish to assign guests to specific seats at specific tables. Assigning guests to tables requires escort cards or a seating chart board display to let your guests know where they should be seated. Assigning specific seats at a table will require place cards in addition to escort cards. 

3. Decide who gets the prime tables. 

You want your closest friends and family members to have the best seats in the house. Seat your closest friends and family at the first tables surrounding the dance floor, rather than rows behind other tables, near the kitchen, main exit or by the band. 

4. Choose who sits near the music wisely.

Keep in mind who’s most likely to sit or dance during the party. Ms. Hammer says, “older guests may be more interested in conversation than dancing” and suggests moving them away from the dance floor or music as these can make conversations difficult for them. 

5. Take into consideration relationships and dynamics of your guests.

It’s important to not only group tables together by relations, but also play matchmaker! Keep guests’ interests in mind when putting people together. For example: Your Uncle Larry may be an avid golfer and so is your groom’s second cousin. You may want to pair them together during the reception so they’re able to connect! Put time and effort into matchmaking your guests! 

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Bridal Shower Tips From AllSeated

March 24, 2017 Kleinfeld Unveiled

Photo: Andre Maier Photography

Most brides look forward to their bridal shower and celebrating their upcoming nuptials with their nearest and dearest. No matter what type of bridal shower you have (afternoon tea or brunch at home anyone?), one of the best ways to guarantee that guests have a great time is to spend time on the seating chart. AllSeated‘s Co-Founder & CMO Sandy Hammer shared with us her top tips for creating the perfect bridal shower seating chart. Even if you’re the one being showered — you can read and share these tips with the hostess(es) to guarantee a great time for all!

  1. Make sure to sit guests together that have common interests. This will help keep the conversation going!
  2. When you use AllSeated for your wedding seating chart, make sure to categorize guests into different groups. This will help save time collecting addresses for the bridal shower invitations.
  3. Be mindful of where the activities should take place. Whether it’s opening gifts or giving a toast, all guests should have a good view!
  4. Reserve a seat for the bride at each table. All guests will be able to spend time with the bride and feel included!
  5. Once your seating chart is finalized, kick-off a game with fun place cards! As guests arrive, ask them to write their wedding advice for the bride-to-be on the blank side of the card. Once everyone is seated, collect the cards and have the bride-to-be read them aloud! Pro Tip: provide a keepsake box to store the cards after the shower!

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10 Emotions You Have During Wedding Dress Alterations

November 29, 2016 Heather Hall

You found THE dress! Now it’s time for alterations because every wedding gown should fit to perfection. This is also your opportunity to make your dress your own! At Kleinfeld, we help our brides throughout the entire wedding gown process and this is what you might expect to feel during your bridal fittings. Yes, we’ve seen it all.

Dress. CHECK.

 

Let the transformation begin…. 

 

Are you sure that’s tight enough? 

 

Uhhhh…

 

Make sure I can still dance! 

 

Perfect.

 

Wait, can I add POCKETS?! 

 

How’s my shape? 

 

Are you sure? 

 

I’m getting married!

 

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Essential Items You Didn’t Know You Needed For Your Wedding

November 23, 2016 Heather Hall

Photo: Brian Leahy Photo

You’ve written your to-do list, checked it twice, and stayed as close as possible to your wedding budget (ahem, close enough). But like any well-prepared bride-to-be there’s bound to be a few things that you haven’t thought of. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered! Here are 10 things you didn’t know you needed:

1. A day-of checklist

Whether you have a wedding planner or coordinator or not, make it easier on yourself to jot down a few notes. You don’t want to leave your bridesmaids gifts behind and you definitely want to remember to pack an extra pair of panties and/or bra. You never know! Think of this as a list of all the final touches that you’ve worked so hard to pull together and then leave the rest to the professionals.

2. Nail polish

Have some spare polish packed for the bridesmaid who didn’t get her nails done, or in case of a chip. Lots can happen between the rehearsal dinner and the morning of the wedding so having a polish on hand that matches your mani is super smart.

3. Steamer

Most likely your gown is steamed and ready to go, but sometimes the veil needs some steaming and heaven forbid the gal pal who walks in with a crazy wrinkled bridesmaids dress. Find a small portable device that can fit easily into your suitcase. You can even take it along with you on the honeymoon! Unpacking in Italy or Greece will make you happy you were prepared.

4. Portable speakers

Not many people think about the music they’re going to listen to while getting ready in the hotel suite until that morning. Think ahead and have your favorite playlist ready to go. Your bridesmaids will appreciate the thoughtfulness and it makes everyone feel more relaxed — especially during the getting-ready photos!

5. Hairspray

Bring extra. You’ll use it. Hairspray can also act as a substitute static guard if the under layers of your dress suddenly start to stick.

6. Getting ready robes

Colorful matching robes make for great gifts to your bridesmaids. Not only are they likely to wear them again, but coordinated outfits for everyone in the bridal suite while you’re getting ready make for much better photos (your photographer will thank you later, trust us!).

7. Beauty bag

Your makeup artist will create a bridal look to last all day, but touch-ups are inevitable. Many makeup artists will give you a small kit with the products they used, but have a backup bag of powder, lipstick, and blotting papers just in case.

8. Snacks

Stock up on snacks and drinks (mimosa, please!) to keep everyone from getting hungry while getting ready during hair and makeup. Muffins, bagels, or fruit are great brunch items that everyone can enjoy.

9. Emergency kit

Think: Band-Aids, Advil, deodorant, bobby pins, a sewing kit, and super glue. These can definitely ruin or save the day, so be prepared for anything! It’s better to have and not need than to be without.

10. Champagne

Enough said — and cheers!

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