Solemates Blog

3 Bachelorette Party Tips From Lauren Conrad
Bachelorette parties are super fun, but it seems that they get more elaborate every year. What we really need to remember is that they are just a time to celebrate the bride and her last days of singledom. And who...
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This May Be The Best Thing To Ever Happen To Bridesmaids
This is the best thing that may have ever happened to Bridesmaids (after the movie "Bridesmaids".) Good news bridesmaids with horrible dresses (so roughly 98% of the female population.) Someone is actually trying to help you out! Gone are the...
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5 Big Summer Shoe Trends and How To Rock Them
Summer is finally here! The hemlines are getting shorter, the tops are getting lighter and the shoes are getting a whole lot cuter. And once again, the fashion gods have deemed a few unique styles to be the shoes that...
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5 Big Mistakes You Need To Avoid On Your Wedding Website
These days it is pretty rare for a couple to not have a wedding web site. Besides just being super cute they are also just very useful in general for your guests to get information about the wedding and you...
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Social Media Wedding Etiquette: The #Do’s and #Dont’s
We all love a good Instagram pic or fun Tweet, but does that mean you want your entire wedding documented on social media as it is happening?  In their 8th annual “What’s On Brides’ Minds” survey, David’s Bridal asked newly...
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6 Gorgeous Celebrity Bridesmaids
Jessica Simpson set her wedding date this week. She and fiance Eric Johnson will get married on the Fourth of July. It has been a while since we saw Jessica as a bride but we have seen her as a...
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6 Ways To Save Money As A Wedding Guest
According to USA Today, 69 million Americans will attend at least one wedding this year and they expect to spend a lot on them. According to a 2013 American Express Spending & Savings tracker, on average you can expect to...
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How To Pack For A Weekend Getaway
Summer is just around the corner which hopefully means plenty of weekend trips either for weddings or just a fun jaunt. Here are some tips for packing your suitcase so you are prepared, stylish and not too weighed down. And...
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A Guide To Those Fabulous Kentucky Derby Hats
  One more day until the big race. That's right. The Kentucky Derby is this weekend at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky!  Fancy VIPs will watch the famous race from Millionaire's Row, while 80,000 revelers will party on the infield. Whose...
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A Do's and Dont's List for Dressing for The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby is the first length of the triple crown, a series of 3 races, held at the legendary racetrack Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, the first saturday in May!  Fancy VIPs will watch the famous race from Millionaire's...
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How To Pick Out A Great Derby Hat
The horses may get some attention but everyone knows The Kentucky Derby is really all about the hat. Tracey Mogard of bespoke British hat-makers Herald and Heart (whose pieces have appeared in Vogue, as well as for the film "Four Weddings...
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7 Tips for Throwing A Classy Kentucky Derby Party
Believe it or not The Kentucky Derby is this weekend at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky!  Fancy VIPs will watch the famous race from Millionaire's Row, while 80,000 revelers will party on the infield. Whose excited? Well Solemates certainly is!...
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How To Steal Olivia Palermo’s Style For Your Wedding
Everyone's favorite socialite/fashion blogger/reality TV star, Olivia Palermo, is on the cover of Brides magazine this month and is sharing her style tips for how to rock it on your wedding day.  Palermo is talking with the mag about her upcoming...
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6 of Kate Middleton’s Best Shoe Looks
Kate Middleton is everywhere these days. And it's really no wonder considering what a style icon she has become in just a few short years (of course being married to the future King of England may have to do with...
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6 Big Wedding Market Trends You Will See A Lot of This Spring
Spring is here and wedding season is in full swing which means now is the time for wedding shows. Currently TheKnot Couture is holding their New York event (now through tomorrow) where our very own Solemates executive team, Becca Brown...
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6 Super Helpful Wedding Planning Apps
Every bride (and groom) needs a little help when planning their wedding. Actually, they need a lot of help and the easiest way to get help is with technology. The Knot 2013 Real Weddings Study of 13,000 brides found a...
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5 Ways To Cut Down On Wedding Costs
Wedding season has officially started which means people are shelling out dough like there is no tomorrow. According to wedding planning website TheKnot, the average cost of a wedding in America last year was about $30,000 (not including the honeymoon)....
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How To Spring Clean Your Shoe Closet (So You Can Get More Shoes!)
Spring is finally here! Even the East Coast is getting there. And spring means one thing. No, not flowers. New shoes! The problem is you may be buying more, but you still have the same old closet. So how do...
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4 Things That Are On Brides’ Minds Right Now
You probably didn't know this but last week was National Proposal Day. In honor of that special day, we have some special facts about what is on brides' minds, according to David's Bridal Annual Survey: Most women are not surprised...
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StudioWedBox Is Our New Favorite Box Around
As shopping and the internet has evolved, one of the great things that has come out of this process is the samples in a box marketing package. At the end of 2013,  Birchbox, the original beauty in a box company,...
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Would You Work Out In High Heels Like Victoria Beckham?
When we think of Victoria Beckham, we think of high, high heels (and the Spice Girls, sorry if you've been trying to ditch that rep Posh, but it is part of you forever!) Has this woman ever worn shoes that...
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