After you say “I Do”

Bummed bride   You've said I do, and cut your cake- Now the wedding is over and you're feeling pretty bummed.  What's next if all the fun is over? Here are a few things you can do to beat the post-wedding blues! Preserve your Gown Wedding gown preservation is one of the most important things to do after the wedding since your dress gets so dirty during a wedding from dirt, to makeup, to that last glass of red wine you probably shouldn't have had- you probably need to have it cleaned.  When you choose to get your gown cleaned with The Bustle, they clean the stains on your gown AND protect it from futher damage from the sun, yellowing, and aging! You can even include accessories, and the best part is that you don't even have to leave your house or find a cleaner.  You can have Fed Ex pick up your gown in the box provided at time of purchase and then they'll deliver it all wrapped up in a few weeks!  It seriously can't even get any easier! Blog B2 Save or Press your Bouquet Here's a question we get asked all the time: What should I do with my bouquet after the wedding? Can I save it? The answer is yes, and since you paid so much money for it, you want it to last past its freshness date! To preserve your entire bouquet, hang it upside down tied by a string around the stems, after removing all the fresh foliage and leaves. It needs to dry out for at least a few weeks in a dark, dry place. You can then put it in a shadowbox.  Alternatively, you can press a few buds in the pages of a book with wax paper.  If you don't preserve your flowers, you can donate them to a local hospital or nursing home after the wedding while they're still pretty. Blog B3 Change your Last Name This is a tricky one, and it involves a bit of work on your part.  The first step is to fill out an application for a new Social Security Card, which you need to have all your legal documents on hand for, including your driver's license, birth certificate, and of course your marriage license. From here, it's pretty smooth sailing but you do have to change everything individually.  Don't forget things like bank accounts, credit cards, online accounts, doctor's offices, and billing documents.  It's definitely a lot of work, so this should keep you busy for a while.  There are services to help you along the way, but they really only provide glorified instructions on what to change, you still have to do most of it yourself. Good luck! Blog B5 Relax, and Enjoy Being Married! It's no secret that planning a wedding can be a little stressful, so try to focus your new free time on your new spouse and enjoy your new married life together.  If you find yourself searching for something to fill the hole that wedding planning left, find a new hobby that makes you happy. Try to appreciate the little things in life, like hanging out and watching Netflix instead of  having to call the caterer and florist daily to make changes! Your wedding is one of the best memories you will ever have, but don't forget to continue to make memories and just enjoy every minute of your time together! P.S. your wedding album is still there for you to relive every. wonderful. detail. Blog B6   Photo Credit: Google

Wedding Band 101

Finding the perfect wedding band to go with your new sparkler is a lot like finding the dress!  You want something that's going to compliment your engagement ring without overpowering it, so it may be more difficult than you thought.  Here are a few tips to set you on the right track: Blog A2 1. Go for a wrap, curved, or matching band. It can be a struggle to find something that fits perfectly flush next to your ring, especially if it's a low or large setting. You can choose a sparkly wrap band that surrounds your center stone on both sides, a curved band that allows the setting to sit right next to the center stone if it is too low, or choose the matching band that was made for your ring. Blog A3 2. Stack it up Many brides need something a little more practical than a big old rock that gets in the way of gloves, manual labor, snags things, etc. so a big stack of low-profile sparklies can be unique and stunning.  Take a cue from Emily Maynard and get your bling on in mismatched bands of all sizes. Blog A1 3. Rock the Gap Some brides want their e-ring to sit flush with their bands, and while that's good for those ladies, others just want to rock the gap! It's okay to have a band that doesn't connect right to the other.  Blake Lively's gorgeous pink oval ring and mismatched rose gold band are the perfect example. Blog A4 4.  Go Band-less! When you've got a vintage, uniquely shaped, or large ring, it's alright to let it stand alone and speak for itself! You can always wear a plain band on the other hand or rock it on vacations.  Ultimately, it's your ring, and you've got to rock what you love!

Our Bride, Whitney!

Our stunning bride, Whitney was so kind to share photos from her gorgeous winery wedding! Her ruffled dress was perfectly complimented by her trimmed veil and purple florals.  We love a good corset-back gown and she pulled this one off perfectly! Congratulations to the bride &  groom! download_20150628_200859 download_20150629_172038download_20150628_200854 Photo Credit: KWilsonMakeup , MWilsonPhoto

Our Bride, Christina!

Our lovely bride, Christina was just stunning on her wedding day! She wore a ruched organza gown by Stella York and absolutely nailed the accessories with a simple short veil and full blush bouquet.  You can see that she's smiling ear to ear and that just makes us so happy! Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs! 75_Bride-Prep 76_Bride-Prep (1) 85_Bride-Prep 59_Couple

Our Bride, Mary!

What a great way to start off our Monday with all the gorgeous photos from True Photography of Mary & Trever's wedding! Mary was absolutely stunning in her lace A-line Stella York gown.  It had just the right amount of sparkle and worked perfectly with her downtown venue overlooking the city.  We love when our brides are beaming from ear to ear on their wedding day.  Congratulations to the happy couple! 0045Mary_Trever_pf0012Mary_Trever_pf0036Mary_Trever_pf0050Mary_Trever_pf0007Mary_Trever_pf  

Our Bride, Jenna!

Congratulations to our gorgeous bride, Jenna! We think her whole bridal look was perfection, but the shimmery Stella York dress was just absolutely divine!  Her allover lace gown was so perfect with the sunny yellow bridesmaids dresses and wildflower bouquets. The blingy belt just added to the sparkle that the dress has and she definitely was shining inside and out on her wedding day! We are just overjoyed when we see our brides looking so happy and glowing on their big day and Jenna was no exception! The Bustle ladies hope that you had the best time at your wedding and that it continues into many many years of happiness in your marriage.  Take a peek at the new Mr. & Mrs! image3 (2) image2 image1 image4

Our Bride, April!

We are just gushing over our gorgeous bride, April and her new husband Matthew's wedding photos! April looked stunning in her lace Stella York gown with an illusion neckline.  She accessorized perfectly with a lovely flowy veil and sparkly belt.  We love when our beautiful brides just glow with happiness on their wedding day and we wish the happy couple nothing but the best in their marriage! 11257683_634969606583_1981448437_n 11251405_634969611573_668526500_n 11272144_634969641513_282156436_n 11225696_634969581633_900172122_n

Our Bride, Mary!

Our bride Mary had a destination wedding in Hawaii! She sent us this cute picture of her and husband and couldn't help but share it with everyone! She looked beautiful in her lace private collection gown from The Bustle. Congratulations Mary and thank you so much for your kind words, we loved working with you :) Here's what our bride had to say! "Thank you so much to the Bustle team! The dress was PERFECT for the big day on Kauai. I had such a lovely time through the whole process. Things were so easy and fun! Xoxo, Mary"   image    

Our Bustle Bride, Lindsay!

We are gushing over our bride Lindsay! She got married by the beach, and we  wanted to share these beautiful photos taken by True PhotographyLindsay looked stunning in her mermaid gown from The Bustle. It fit perfect for her venue, and she couldn't look happier on the special day! Congratulations again Lindsay, we wish you nothing but love and happiness! xo 0017Lindsay_Brent_pf 0004Lindsay_Brent_pf 0038Lindsay_Brent_pf 0012Lindsay_Brent_pf  

Our Bride, Muriel!

We just couldn't wait to show off our gorgeous bride, Muriel's beautiful wedding photos from our preferred vendor, True Photography! Muriel's big day was the epitome of classic elegance and we are swooning over her gorgeous tiered gown! Muriel, you were truly a vision on your wedding, and the smile you have on in all of these images just warm our hearts! A big Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs.! 554bb28f-7a04-493f-a83f-436d45328935 554bba62-8c48-4412-b80c-0d8245328935 554bba75-eeec-4ad8-aecb-030445328935