Recently, in my interview on photographer JamieY’s blog, I gave two pieces of advice for brides getting married in Las Vegas. One was to stick to your guns on decisions (something that’s probably good advice for many of us, everyday) and the other was: wear comfortable shoes!
I know many of you, especially those getting married somewhere on The Strip, will be traipsing all over the city to get photos, attend your ceremony and party down at the reception. This means wearing shoes for more than 12 hours in many cases. And I’m here to warn you that despite some hotels looking close together on a map, or thinking that it might only be a short walk from your suite or valet to the hotel chapel, the reality is that it’s not in most cases. Shoes that are brand new for a wedding will blister, cut and bug you more than you thought possible, possibly even if they are broken in a bit.
As a slave to fashion, I could never tell someone to switch out their beautiful wedding heels for orthopedic flats, so that’s not really an option. And of course, sometimes it’s not always convenient to bring a second pair of shoes because even the tiniest of flats may not fit into your bridal purse. That’s why I was so excited when Linge Shoes told me about their perfect solution: ballet shoes!
They sent me a sample of their little ballet flats to test drive, and, boy did I! Although it’s still very snowy and wet where I live, I’ve been wearing these non-stop indoors the last few weeks to get a feel for them, and I love them.
Part dance slipper, part shoe, but all vibrant color and comfort, I think that these flats are a great way to keep your feet blister-free at your wedding as you run around Las Vegas hotels or get down on the dancefloor at your reception. Throw these lightweight shoes in your wedding day purse and slip them on and off as you hot foot it around. Your feet will thank you.
As a former figure skater and dancer my feet are in rough shape, I’m not embarrassed to admit. I earned those bumps! The soft leather hugged my poor misshapen feet and, much like slippers, I forgot I was wearing them sometimes. They’re also adjustable so you can get a custom fit, and the straps can be worn or hidden.
Linge Shoes are $59 and come in 12 beautiful colors which will accommodate almost any wedding palette, so they’d probably make a great gift for bridesmaids, too. I got the bright turquoise color, which is like a Tiffany or robin’s egg blue. Perfect for spring, and outside of the predictable black flat I always wear.
But just how small are they?
They have a super thin profile which makes them very easy to slip into the tiniest of bags. I used my wallet-sized wristlet as an example for how small of a space these shoes fit in in the photos. Of course, they also fit in my much larger purses, as well. The thin profile doesn’t afford them much arch support, so if you have trouble with really flat shoes, these may not be the solution for you.
They’re great for weddings, but honestly I can’t wait to wear my Linges on my next flight. I’m the worst and love to run around airports in high heels (see that slave to fashion comment, earlier) but when I’m on the flight my feet swell so I like to carry sock or slippers with me. Linges are actually smaller than my cozy slipper socks I carry for this purpose, and more stylish!
Linge Shoes get the stamp of approval from LVW for Vegas weddings, especially if you are planning on a Strip photo shoot!
Disclosure: Lingeshoes provided a sample for me to try out, but the words and opinions are all my own.
I like to daydream about weddings … a lot. Is that apparent? Probably! One of my favorite things to do is think about what kind of gown would be best suited to a certain venue because it combines the fun of online window shopping and some amazing Las Vegas wedding venues! Although I had weddings more in mind, these looks would be just as great for rehearsal dinners, engagement shoots or bachelorette parties at these locations.
All dresses for the four looks are through Rent the Runway (now with a convenient location in Cosmopolitan!) or ModCloth, so they are all under $300. Budget Vegas weddings with style…that’s how we do here at Little Vegas Wedding!
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In 2013, I’ve tried to do something new to me every month. Sometimes it’s as inane as a new cookie recipe (I know, things get crazy around my house!) other times it’s been things like trying a new sport like snowshoeing out, or traveling to a new city. For November, my “new thing” was something I’ve been curious about for a while: pole dancing class!
Stripper 101 runs daily at Planet Hollywood’s V Theatre in the Miracle Mile shops. It’s touted as a great activity for those looking for an activity to try for a bachelorette, and ”is not your typical pole dancing class.” Unlike many other pole dancing classes around the country, it’s not a workout class, either. It’s more of an in between introduction to pole dancing and just an opportunity to let loose for an hour or so.
Incredibly nervous to do this alone, I tagged photographer Gaby Jeter to come along. I wasn’t sure what to expect, and to be honest – was a little skeptical that I would learn anything of substance. As Gaby and I entered to the Showgirl Bar, underneath and in between the spread go go boot wearing legs of a supersized exotic dancer, I wondered what was in store for us that afternoon.
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Are you ready for a steal of a deal? I hope so – Wedding Paper Divas is holding what will be their sale of the year for 24 hours only.
Unique, affordable and with dozens of customizable options, Wedding Paper Divas is one my favorite spots to look at wedding stationery trends.
I’ve gathered a few of my favorites below, but you should know there are over 600 designs, all with customizable colors, typefaces, corners and paper and you can get a matching design for wedding programs, menus and even websites. How pro is that?
And the sale? Not only is the entire site 25% off, there is also free shipping in the U.S. If you’ve been waiting to order from their site, today is the day!
Just use code HOLIDAY25FS at check out. Remember the sale ends at tonight at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
Viva Las Vegas
Of course, I have to lead off with some of the Las Vegas destination designs Wedding Paper Divas does!
Clockwise from top left: Lady Luck / Darling Deuce / Las Vegas Save the Date
Black, White & Bold All Over
I love the modern statement that a mostly black and white design makes.
Clockwise from top left: Serene Silhouette / Diamond Sky / Tasteful Timeline / Striped Affair
Neon, modern, geometric – these wedding invitations will make a statement when opened.
Clockwise from top left: Bold Geometry / Artistic Angle / Bright Initials / One Plus
Just Your Type
Wedding Paper Divas has a number of designs featuring custom, exclusive to them typefaces and fonts.
Clockwise from top left: Radiant Names / Playful Poster / True Promises / Blissful Banner / Merriment to Follow / Our Destiny
Round and Round
How cool are these round wedding invitations?
Clockwise from top left: Endearing Script / Two Together / Porcelain Damask / Loving Links / Charming Cask
Put those engagement photos to work beyond Facebook – include them in your invitation or save the date postcard design!
Clockwise from top left: Blissful Bond / Stunning Flourish / Sleek Sophisticate / Vision of Love
When I got married just three short years ago, I did not even imagine a world where wedding apps were a possibility. iPads had been out a month, and the thought of the majority of my guests having a smartphone was not yet a reality. Crazy, right?
Nowadays, couples getting married have so many things to keep track of. Personalized wedsites, multiple wedding registries across various sites, email RSVPs, personal hashtags and multiple social streams where their wedding can be captured, from Instagram to Facebook, Vine to Flickr. It sets my head spinning. How to keep track of it all? Enter Appy Couple!
Appy Couple is a super easy and very stylish way to share information about your wedding and stay social with your guests – perfect for a Vegas wedding when your guests are sure to be having fun all over town over a few days.
It’s an all in one design that keeps track of all information your guests need to get them to the chapel on time, accessible for free from their smartphone or from a website. From event locations and times, messaging, suggestions for touristy things to do, registries, wedding party bios, photos and even games – Appy Couple has you, and your guests, covered with an incredible list of features. And all with the same beautiful design, and with your privacy in mind.
Worried you’re not tech savvy enough to use a personal app? That’s okay! Appy Couple is easy to use. It’s a drag and drop interface that works on iPhones, iPads and Android devices, guaranteed simple to use for both you and your guests. I downloaded the demo on my Android, and was impressed with both the speed and ease of use of the app.
For their partnership with Little Vegas Wedding, Appy Couple has released a brand new Vegas design! “Viva Vegas” is super modern with just a hint of the glitz and glamour of The Strip.
Not looking for a Vegas theme? That’s okay – Appy Couple has over 300 designs to match the mood, palette, theme and even the season of your wedding like the Fall Geometrics collection below.
And some more groupings of some of my favorites:
As you can see, I had trouble narrowing it down! Luckily you can change your design for free… See all of the available designs here.
Can’t find anything to suit your particular taste? The design team at Appy Couple will work with you to create a one of a kind custom design for your wedding. And they also offer matching paper stationery for select designs for a professional, seamless look.
While they are in beta testing, Appy Couple has a one-time fee of just $28 which gives you the entire suite, with unlimited photo uploads, unlimited guests, unlimited stories, unlimited events. Future updates are included and app downloads are always free for your guests.
Even better – Appy Couple is offering a 20% discount to Little Vegas Wedding readers! Woo hoo! Just enter the promo code APPY4LVW at checkout to receive the discount.
This post was kindly sponsored by Appy Couple but the words and opinions are all mine.