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The Newtown Bee - January 29, 2016

The Wedding uals who reside in any of the 50 states. Through a partnership with Brides for a Cause, brides can donate their wedding dresses to Wish Upon a Wedding. From a storefront in Portland, Ore., Brides For A Cause collects and resells those dresses. Dresses are also offered for sale through road shows and online. Brides For A Cause donates 50 percent of the gross sales to Wish Upon A Wedding, and uses the remaining 50 percent to cover expenses associated with the program. Donations must be 2010 or newer, any

style and size. Bridal accessories, including veils, tiaras, headpieces, sashes and slips are also accepted. Donations are tax-deductible. For full details, including a donation form and packing requests, call 877-305WISH (877-305-9474) or visit bridesforacause.com. There is nothing wrong with holding on to your bridal gown. It will hopefully always remind you of one of the happiest days of your life. As with the theme for every wedding and reception, however, a bride’s decision for what to do after her big day can be as unique as she is. It’s just nice to know that those who want about 10 square feet of closet space back have plenty of options.

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The Knot Unveils Top Trends In Weddings For 2016 The Knot, a leading wedding resource, has announced its annual Wedding Trends Report of the top trends for 2016. Two-in-One Dresses & Fashion-Forward Florals: Instead of a complete dress change from the ceremony to reception, brides are opting for dresses that combine a formal ceremony gown and a fun reception frock. Wedding Concierge Pros: If an extra hand is needed to execute any element of the day that falls out of the realm of traditional planner duties, there’s a professional (and many times, an app) for that. Popular services include proposal assistance, bridesmaids for hire, and bachelor party planning gurus. Satellite Bars: In addition to the standard mixed drinks, beer and wine setup, this second bar is designated for a special spirit. Contemporary Choirs & Late-Night Karaoke: Special musical performances aren’t new, but this year’s trend is: think 20-person ensembles. For those hosting an after-party, karaoke is king. Sweet Endings: Cakes are getting an update with graphic prints and textile-like motifs, while plain tiers are acting as canvas for video displays. Wow-Worthy Websites: Weddings have become weekend-long celebrations, making wedding websites a must-have for all the details guests need. Couples are hiring design gurus to create a completely custom site with a unique URL, bespoke details and personalized illustrations. Total Personalization: From serving the couple’s favorite dish from a local restaurant or having an ordained family member officiate the ceremony, elements will reflect their favorite tastes and interests, making their wedding day uniquely their own. 3-D Printing: Couples are creating memorable 3-D save-the-dates that set the vibe for a modern celebration, and even making a 3-D printed cake topper that looks just like the bride and groom. Some are even printing bridesmaid jewelry and groomsmen cufflinks to gift a one-of-a-kind wedding day look. Food-Inspired Floral Elements: Bouquets and centerpieces are getting a style boost thanks to untraditional floral elements, like fruit and vegetables. Couples are even including ingredients off the dinner menu in their centerpieces, like kale or artichokes. Stylish Grooms: Grooms are switching to a dinner jacket for the reception or making a simple wardrobe change to a different bow tie and pocket square. Locally Sourced Food: The wedding menu will mimic the offerings at your local farm-to-table restaurant. Metallic Palettes: Add a metallic to the color palette for a hint of glitz or make a statement with rose gold sequin bridesmaid dresses, or a sparkle-dusted cake.

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