Make your wedding your own with these tips by Molly Kang & Denise Jin, Co-Founders of Floravere.
Bridesmen & groomsmaids: We’re increasingly seeing couples assemble their bridal parties across gender lines so that each partner can incorporate those closest and most meaningful to them in their party regardless of their gender.
Phone-free ceremonies: In an effort to help guests be truly present and engaged, it’s increasingly common and encouraged to ask all guests to turn off – or even physically check (with a “phone check” like a coat check) – their phones at the door.
Think outside the dress: Forget the ‘bridal uniform’ of yesterday, or even a long white dress at all. Brides today are increasingly looking to redefine what a bride looks like – embracing options like bridal pants or even rompers for the big day, or non-white/cross-cultural looks like a red wedding dress.
Convertible looks from Ceremony to Reception: There’s nothing like surprising your guests (and groom) with an outfit change for the reception! To make that transition even more seamless and budget-friendly, brides are loving two-in-one looks (for example, a removable overskirt or removable topper) that go from ceremony to reception without requiring two totally different dresses.
Eco- (and budget!) friendly alternative materials: Weddings drive a lot of consumption and waste in materials such as flowers, paper, and disposables. Today, there are new options to reuse materials for your wedding (e.g., companies that help re-use flowers between weddings happening on the same day or weekend), which as an added perk can often be a great hack to save money on big line items.
Molly Kang & Denise Jin are co-founders of Floravere. Floravere creates runway quality wedding gowns that defy the expected bridal uniform and upend legacy definitions of the bridal experience. Floravere’s direct-to-consumer model allows for revolutionary prices, while still using the same fabrics and construction as runway brands, and offers all styles in sizes 0-26. Brides try on styles effortlessly at home, or in one of 9 showrooms across the country that offer a bespoke experience driven by innovative retail technology.www.floravere.com @floravere