These days, anything goes when it comes to wedding shoes. More and more brides are choosing to go with bold, bright shoes to match their wedding colors and to make a statement rather than sticking with the traditional all-white heel. Your shoes can also make the perfect “something blue” for your big day.

Advantage Bridal, a fabulous resource for wedding gifts, favors, accessories, bridal garters, attire, and more, is offering a new line of bridal shoes by Kristie Ann Couture, which are super chic and customizable. The shoes are hand-dyed, and come in a wide selection of color options. The stylish peep-toe pumps are adorned with a variety of stunning embellishments including feathers, Swarovski crystals, lavish brooches, lace and bead trims, and more. The heels are available in three different heights, as well as medium and wide widths, and there are a wide range of shoe sizes to choose from.

Kristie Ann Couture

If you’re looking for unique, one-of-a-kind bridal shoes, Kristie Ann Couture has just what you are looking for. The shoes are ultra customizable and you can easily create a gorgeous heel that no other bride has worn before! Search for “Kristie Ann Couture” on the Advantage Bridal site to see all of the gorgeous bridal shoes!

Kristie Ann Couture

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Jim’s Formal Wear, the leading wholesale formal wear rental company in the world, has recently launched a fabulous free app to help plan out groom and groomsmen looks. The Tuxedo Builder allows users to mix and match different tuxedos and accessories to create the perfect ensemble. There are over 175 vest options and over 385 tie options to choose from, making it easy to coordinate with any bridesmaid dress color.

The app is available for iPhone and iPad, and there is also a nifty web version which allows users to browse the site’s interactive catalog of all tuxedos and accessories. After creating your perfect groom look, you can have the information sent to a local retailer, speeding up the ordering process. The store locator feature of the site allows you to find the nearest Jim’s Formal Wear retailer, as well as money-saving coupons!

Check out these iPad screenshots to get a feel for how the app works:

Tuxedo Builder App by Jim's Formalwear

My favorite thing about the app? That would have to be the option to take a photo of the groom’s face and then preview him in the tux. Such a great idea! I created a dashing tux for Andrew (oh and, my second favorite thing was choosing the bow tie! So many colors to choose from), and snapped his photo. He looked so handsome in his steel grey tux with a lavender bow tie. You can even share the photos on Twitter, Facebook, or email to get feedback from friends and family.

Tuxedo Builder App by Jim's Formalwear

The app also includes a “Fitting Room,” where you can save individual items or complete ensembles to come back to later. This is especially useful if you are creating different looks for the groom, groomsmen, ushers, ring bearer, dads, etc.

The Tuxedo Builder app is at the top of its class. After testing out the iPhone version, I would definitely recommend this app to anyone planning a wedding. While it’s fun for brides to play around with, it’s also a great idea to give the control over to the groom and have him create potential ensembles that he likes. The app will cut down the time spent trying on tuxes at the store, which the groom will definitely appreciate.

The Tuxedo Builder App

What are you waiting for? Go download the free app now and have fun!



Last month I had the pleasure of throwing a bridal shower for my soon-to-be sister-in-law. I had way, way too much fun planning, designing, crafting, styling, decorating, and hosting the shower, and I can’t wait to share all of the photos and details with you!

But for now, I wanted to give you a tiny sneak peak at some of the details and also talk about Wedding Paper Divas‘ fabulous selection of chic bridal shower invitations. Make sure to read below for information on an exclusive 25% discount from Wedding Paper Divas!

Here are a couple of photos to give you an idea of the shower… it was a rustic, country theme with light orange & purple as the main colors. I will be doing a full post on the shower later on with all the photos and details!

Rustic Bridal Shower

Country Bridal Shower

{Photos by Jamie Zanotti Photography}

If you are lucky enough to be planning a bridal shower for a special bride-to-be and are in the market for super cute bridal shower invitations, you simply must check out Wedding Paper Divas. They have some of the most stylish and fun invitations around, and with over 250 designs to choose from, you’re sure to find something that you and the bride-to-be will adore!

Take a look at some of my favorite designs, all of which can be found right here:

Chic Bridal Shower Invitations

Ah, I just love them all! Many of the designs come in multiple color options, and have the option of square or rounded corners. Font style, sizes, and colors are customizable as well.

Guess what? The first 15 people to email me at becky [at] bowtiesandbliss [dot] com will receive a 25% off discount code to use on your bridal shower invitations from Wedding Paper Divas! Yes, you heard me right… 25% off!!! That’s a smokin’ deal right there. So be sure to get in touch right way, and if you’re one of the first fifteen people I will e-mail you back shortly with the discount code. This offer expires on July 1st, 2012 so be sure to e-mail me ASAP!

*Fine Print: This excludes letterpress, thermography and 3rd party products (i.e. custom stamps, embossers, photo books, gift certificates and calendars).  There is no minimum purchase required. Cannot be combined with any other offers. One time use per customer.*

Free Honeymoon Registries from Wanderable

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As someone who is obsessed with travel and who is determined to explore the world, I am absolutely in love with the idea of a honeymoon registry. Had these nifty sites been around back when I was married, I would have been all over them! Wanderable.com offers fantastic, customizable and *free* honeymoon registries for couples who don’t need more “stuff” in their lives. Plus, the registries are ad-free (and super cute)!

Guests can purchase dinner dates, flights, hotel rooms, breakfast in bed, tours, and other experiences and adventures for the newlyweds. What a fun and unique way to provide lasting memories for the couple, which are so much more meaningful than a toaster or a blender.

Take a look at this sample free registry:

Wanderable Honeymoon Registry

The free registries include your photo, wedding details, and a personal note, as well as integrated payments, the ability to track thank you cards, and any images of your choice.

Wanderable also offers several premium designs for a small fee that include 28 designer theme options, a modern Pinterest-like layout, and matching gift cards that guests can print out and give to the bride and groom. Here are some samples of the premium registries:

Wanderable Honeymoon Registry

Wanderable Honeymoon Registry

Wanderable Honeymoon Registry

Super cute, right!? I so wish that Wanderable would have been around when I was married! What a perfect way to plan out your dream honeymoon and have the help of your loved ones bring it to life. I don’t know about you, but I would so rather put money towards a couple’s air fare or lodging than get them something they may not even want or need. Honeymoon registries are the perfect solution for a whole new generation of people who are more concerned with experiences than things (like me!).

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