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Your Wedding Planning Timeline - Part 1

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No secret here: Planning a wedding is intense.

 There are so many crucial things to be done and decisions to be made immediately after you’re engaged and once you have your wedding date. Worse still, if you happen to be a perfectionist, the stress level alone can soar off the charts! You soon realize how long your to-do list is, from shopping for your wedding dress and accessories to setting up the guest list, planning the wedding theme, and finding the venue.

 Very soon, you may find your own ideas slipping through the cracks as your well-meaning friends and relatives step in to “help” with their advice and recommendations. Isn’t it amazing how everyone wants to weigh in? Too many voices can cloud your vision. Eventually, it can take all the fun out of your wedding.

 Take heart. You can manage it all. Yes, you can!

 There are hundreds of truths you know about yourself, so start by writing down everything that you love, everything that gives you joy. Close your eyes, and what do you see?

 What are your favorite colors, hues that you love?

 Your favorite foods?

 Flowers?

 How about your favorite venue?

 Do you see a castle with crystal chandeliers and red roses?

 Do you see yourself in nature and dancing under the stars with your sweetheart?

 Perhaps at the beach?

 Listen to what your heart is saying, trust it, and know that it will not steer you wrong.

 As the process unfolds and you have all your ideas, plans, and inspirations on paper, you will find that you feel calm, collected, and confident.

 Now you know what you want and can start researching venues and vendors and planning your timelines.

 Now you can split the tasks—those you will personally handle and those you will delegate—and assign dates to each one of them during the various stages of wedding planning.

 Now you are better equipped to see the process through with great success and pride.

 Have fun as you go on this journey so that you are not scattered and stressed out.

 With all that you will be doing, make sure to pause and take care of yourself. Wedding planning is important, yes, but what is more important is to occasionally stop whatever you’re doing, smile, dance, laugh, and spend quality time with your fiancé.

 Never allow the process to make you lose sight of the reason you’re doing this, nor the strength and depth of your love for each other. After all, you are creating memories. Make them good ones!”

 **Above is an excerpt from designer Rani St. Pucchi’s bestseller, Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams

 Watch the book trailer here: https://youtu.be/FEsuefkzIRs

 And visit www.stpucchi.com for our couture collections to find your dream dress!

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In the following weeks we will break down the tasks that need to be accomplished as you plan ahead for your most important day:

 a.    9-18 months prior

b.    5-9 months prior

c.     1-2 months prior

d.    Final weeks and days

 Due to the many differences between weddings, you may find some of the reminders listed don’t really apply to you. Or perhaps a few particular details that are part of your special plans are excluded from this list. Modify the checklist as you go along until you’re satisfied it’s tailored to your needs.

 Until next week…  

© Rani St. Pucchi, 2018

Rani St. Pucchi is an award-winning Couture Bridal Fashion Designer, Style & Image Consultant, and a Relationship Expert. She is a Bestselling Author, an Inspirational Speaker, and a Success Coach and Trainer. Her TEDx talk: Is Your Body Image Holding You Back? has received worldwide acclaim. Rani’s#1 International Bestselling Books, Your Body, Your Style: Simple Tips on Dressing to Flatter Your Body Type ; The SoulMate Checklist: Keys to Finding Your Perfect Partner; Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams; and Gold in the Cracks: Move from Shattered to Whole and Reveal Your Light are available on Amazon and at Barnes & Nobles.

For more information on Rani please visit www.ranistpucchi.com

 

Six Elegant & Sophisticated St. Pucchi Wedding Gowns

When it comes to wedding gowns, sometimes less is more. And that's absolutely the case with these gorgeous St. Pucchi wedding gowns. Though wedding dresses full of tulle, tiers and drama tend to take centerstage, we think a simple, elegant and sophisticated wedding gown is just as beautiful. And these six St. Pucchi wedding gowns--which you can find in the sample sale!--are absolutely wow-worthy.

Six Elegant & Sophisticated St. Pucchi Wedding Gowns

Sheath dresses are flattering to most body types, and this pure silk Charmeuse wedding gown does just that. The body skimming sheath features a bateau neckline adorned with French Chantilly lace, delicately beaded with crystals.

Elegant details are what this wedding gown is all about, which features shimmery pearls that adorn the shoulders like jewelry. This St. Pucchi wedding gown features a sheath silhouette and sweep train.

For a romantic wedding gown that's not heavy or full of ruffles, try this St. Pucchi wedding gown. This spaghetti strap dress has an embroidered Ricamo net which flows over the silk charmeuse gown. 

This St. Pucchi wedding dress is all about the sleeves and features a sheer net overlay that's hand-embroidered. (For more longsleeve wedding gowns, check out this post.) 

Absolutely lovely in lace is what this Thai silk and Chantilly lace mermaid dress is all about. The plunging low V-neckline is beaded with Swarovski crystals, while the bodice has a cutout sheer lace panel on one side. Scattered crystals adorn the flared skirt.

This St. Pucchi gown embraces the glitzy Gatsby-era style, perfect for the glamorous bride. The satin duchess wedding dress features a V-neckline that's embellished with crystals that also adorn the waist. 

Will you be wearing a simple yet elegant wedding gown on your wedding day? 

Beautiful Butterscotch Wedding Gowns

The traditional white wedding dress has long been a custom in Western culture, but that's no longer the case as more and more brides are embracing wedding gowns in a variety of colors! Around the world, colored wedding dresses reign supreme and its long been popular in many Eastern cultures. And since bright white isn't flattering on all skin types, it's nice that brides now have options to choose from. 

If you're looking for a stunning wedding dress that isn't quite white (but still pale in color), you'll love this roundup of beautiful butterscotch wedding gowns. You can shop them now on our ongoing sample sale

Beautiful Butterscotch Wedding Gowns

This St. Pucchi butterscotch wedding gown features a silk organza dropped waist and halter-style top. It also has a lovely Chapel train and is hand-beaded throughout the bodice and skirt.   

 If you love ruffles, you'll love the tiers on this gorgeous butterscotch wedding gown. This A-line gown is made of silk taffeta and the bust features a heart-shaped crystal motif.  

For something flirty and sexy, a fit and flare wedding gown is still a classic choice. This beautiful butterscotch wedding gown features a halter neckline and a ruched bodice with silk piping and hand-embroidered motifs. The tulle skirt features a chapel train. 

Empire waist gowns are flattering on many body types and this beautiful butterscotch wedding gown has a light and airy feel. The A-line organza skirt flares out from the waist and a crystal motif adorns the bodice. 

 

If you've always dreamt of a ballgown wedding dress this butterscotch wedding dress wows. The strapless bodice features a figure-flattering pleated design that flows into the silk taffeta skirt. A silk taffeta hem borders the bottom and a matching hand-embroidered mantilla is also available. 

This silk Dupioni gown is unforgettable with its strapless sheer corset bodice that's hand-beaded across the bust and waist. Silk flowers adorn the skirt, which features a semi-chapel train. 

 

NEW Sample Sale Gowns + Our Current Favorites

We are kicking off 2016 in style with some brand new additions to our ongoing St. Pucchi sample sale! This week, we've rounded up the new St. Pucchi sample sale gowns and some of our current favorites. Through February 28, 2016 take an extra 50% off already discounted wedding gowns! That means a total savings up to 80% off a gorgeous St. Pucchi wedding gown. You can shop the St. Pucchi sample sale here. And, read on to see some of our favorite picks! 

St. Pucchi Sample Sale Couture

St. Pucchi couture wedding gown 9399 features a figure flattering A-line cut silk organza dress. It's hand embroidered and features a delicate sheer jewel neckline. 

St. Pucchi couture wedding gown 9407 is a classic ballgown style in pure silk organza. The bodice is beaded in crystals and pearls and the full skirt features beautiful silk swirls. 

Make a statement in this pure silk Dupioni dropped waist gown. The Queen Anne neckline with a plunging V-neck features gorgeous hand-embroidered details.  

For the untraditional bride, this beautiful black and white St. Pucchi wedding gown is a lovely choice. This silk organza gown features a jaw-droppingly gorgeous cathedral train. 

Shop more of the St. Pucchi Couture Sample Sale here

St. Pucchi Sample Sale Sposa Collection

At just under $1,500, this St. Pucchi wedding gown is an unbelievable steal. This A-line dress features bands of clustered piping at the  neckline, waist and along the skirt.

This St. Pucchi wedding gown has a soft, ethereal feel and features hand-embroidered flowers with Alencon lace. 

Ball gown wedding dresses never go out of style, and this St. Pucchi wedding gown is a classic choice. The gown features a dropped waist bodice lined with silk piping and scattered crystals. 

The fashion-forward femme fatale will love this St. Pucchi mermaid gown. The mermaid skirt features a bubble hem and crystal detailing along the neckline. 

Shop more of the St. Pucchi Sample Sale Sposa Collection here

St. Pucchi Sample Sale Avine Perucci Collection 

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We love the sassy feel of this St. Pucchi gown from the Avine Perucci collection. Featuring Silk shantung and a fit & flare draped bodice, the full skirt has a bubble hem with tiered organza.  

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This gorgeous St. Pucchi silk organza mermaid gown features a sweetheart neckline with criss-cross halter straps which are crystal embellished. The bodice is hand embroidered in a floral and leaf motif. Silk organza fitted mermaid dress has a sweetheart neckline and crystal criss-crossed halter straps. 

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The organza ruffles that adorn the front of this St. Pucchi wedding gown make a gorgeous statement. This romantic wedding gown has a detachable train and delicate pearl beads at the edge of the ruffles.  

Shop more St. Pucchi Sample Sale Avine Preucci Collection here

St. Pucchi Summer Sample Sale-Final Days!

It's the final days for the St. Pucchi summer sample sale where you can take an additional 50% off already discounted St. Pucchi sample sale wedding gowns! You can find gorgeous St. Pucchi wedding gowns on sale from the three main collections: St. Pucchi couture wedding gowns; St. Pucchi Sposa wedding gowns and St. Pucchi Avine Perucci wedding gowns. 

The St. Pucchi Couture collection is the most lavish of St. Pucchi's wedding gowns, featuring exquisite hand embroidered details, sparkling crystals and the finest silk. Here are a few of our favorite St. Pucchi couture wedding gowns on sale. You can find more of our favorite St. Pucchi couture gowns here

The Sposa by St. Pucchi collection is St. Pucchi's diffusion line, featuring more affordable looks than St. Pucchi couture wedding gowns but the same fashion-forward feel. Sposa by St. Pucchi wedding gowns are elegant yet simple and sophisticated and many feature gorgeous draping. You can see more of our favorite Sposa by St. Pucchi sample sale gowns here.

The St. Pucchi Avine Perucci wedding gown collection features gorgeous bridal gowns with an Old World feel; silken fabrics, intricate embroidery, classic bustles and delicate hand beaded details are just some of the characteristics of these gorgeous wedding gowns. You can see more of our favorite St. Pucchi Avine Perucci wedding gowns here

This summer sample sale is coming to a close in just a few days so hurry now before your dream wedding dress is gone! Use promo code SUMMER15 at checkout for the additional 50% off. 

St. Pucchi Summer Sample Sale: Avine Perucci Wedding Gowns

Our summer sample sale is almost coming to a close! Right now through August 15, you can take an additional 50% off our already discounted St. Pucchi sample sale dresses. That means amazing deals on St. Pucchi couture wedding gowns, as well as gowns from the St. Pucchi Sposa collection and St. Pucchi Avine Perucci gowns.

This week, we've rounded up some of our favorite St. Pucchi Avine Perucci gowns on sale. 

St. Pucchi Summer Sample Sale: Avine Perucci Wedding Gowns

Stun your husband-to-be and your wedding guests in this gorgeous St. Pucchi wedding gown. St. Pucchi 501 features a sweetheart neckline and balloon skirt that's elaborately bustled. Hand embroidered lace panels and the chapel train create a romantic look. Pair it with a statement veil for a jaw-dropping look. 

This classic St. Pucchi wedding gown is simple and elegant, featuring a flattering sweetheart neckline and fit and flare style. We love the bubble hem and the touch of glamour with the jeweled appliqué that runs along the side of the bodice. 

 St. Pucchi 533

St. Pucchi 533

For a wedding gown with a truly ethereal feel, look no further than St. Pucchi 533 from the Avine Perucci collection. This gorgeous St. Pucchi sample sale wedding gown features panels of pleated organza on the skirt that create a floaty feel. The corset bodice features a flirty lace tie back.  

 St. Pucchi 538

St. Pucchi 538

With its plunging V-neckline, halter style and beautifully embellished crystal bodice, St. Pucchi 538 is both sexy and subtle. We love this look for a beach bride  as the wispy vertical skirt panels create an airy feel. (For more beautiful beach wedding dresses, check out this post!) 

 St. Pucchi 532

St. Pucchi 532

St. Pucchi wedding gown 532 from the Avine Perucci collection screams romance. We adore the whimsical feel of the accordion pleated silk organza skirt and the bodice has just the right amount of glam with beautiful bands of jeweled clusters that scatter across.  

Delicate organza ruffles adorn this St. Pucchi wedding gown from top to bottom and pearlized beads at the edge of the ruffles create a beautiful shimmer. This mermaid style dress also features a detachable train. 

St. Pucchi Summer Sample Sale-Sposa Wedding Gowns

This summer, we're excited to offer an additional 50% off our already discounted St. Pucchi sample sale wedding gowns! Last week we rounded up some of our favorite couture wedding gowns on sale, and this week, we're featuring some of our favorite St. Pucchi Sposa wedding gowns on sale

St. Pucchi Sample Sale: Sposa Wedding Gowns

For the bride looking for a fairytale wedding gown, these St. Pucchi Sposa wedding gowns are a dream come true. Whether you prefer the layered look of St. Pucchi Z346 or the gorgeous tulle skirt and floral detail on St. Pucchi Z345, these St. Pucchi sample sale wedding gowns are fit for a Queen.

For the modern bride, these St. Pucchi Sposa Wedding Gowns are fashion forward yet still elegant. we love the sleek look on St. Pucchi Z301 and the delicate, hand embroidered flowers on St. Pucchi Z344. 

For the St. Pucchi bride lusting after something different, St. Pucchi Z273 is a great choice. This St. Pucchi Sposa Wedding Gown features a flirty bubble hem and a bodice beautifully embellished with crystal details. 

For even more beautiful St. Pucchi sample sale wedding gowns, click here. And be sure to come back next week as we round out even more of our favorites! 

Lovely in Lace-St. Pucchi Sample Sale Gowns

The month of April has flown by, and it's your last chance to snap up your very own St. Pucchi wedding gown at an extra 30% off our already discounted Sample Sale dresses! This week, we've rounded up our favorite St. Pucchi wedding gowns that feature lace. 

If you're looking for a gown fit for a royal, look no further than St. Pucchi 440. This hand embroidered St. Pucchi wedding gown features silk cutwork over silk organza. Finish the look with a custom matching wedding veil. 

St. Pucchi 9265 is nothing short of a lace dream. This St. Pucchi wedding dress is full of drama, dreamy and flattering for many with its A-line silhouette. The wedding gown features Alencon lace and a semi-cathedral train. The bodice features a medallion inset in a V-shape that is hand encrusted with Swarovski crystals and blue topaz. 

Show off your back and decollete in this St. Pucchi Z195 wedding gown. The lace bodice features a Queen Anne neckline and a keyole back. Soft pickups and handmade silk flowers adorn the silk duchess satin A-line skirt.   

Embrace one of this season's hottest fashion trends with St. Pucchi 458, which features lace side cutouts at the waist and an Alencon lace sheer skirt. For added modesty, top this strapless stunner with a custom bridal jacket. 

Our Fave Sample Sale Items-Part 2!

In case you missed it, we're celebrating our 30th anniversary this month with an extra 30% off our already discounted St. Pucchi sample sale dresses! This week, we've rounded up a few of our favorites from the sale that are perfect for the bride craving a fairy tale look. 

You'll be the belle of the ball in this St. Pucchi Z345. This ballgown features a dropped waist, which helps elongate the torso, and beautiful 3D floral lace adorns the full gathered skirt. 

For brides craving a ball gown wedding dress with a more modest feel, St. Pucchi Z346 is the perfect pick. The bodice and wide arm straps are intricately beaded and the full skirt is gorgeously layered and features a sweep train. 

For the bride who wants something a bit more avant grade yet still classic, St. Pucchi Z191 is a true stunner. This Champagne-colored dress features a sweetheart neckline with floral and leaf embellishments. 

You'll feel like absolute royalty in St. Pucchi 486. This duchess satin gown features a modified sweetheart neckline and drop waist. The bodice is hand beaded and the straps feature gorgeous crystal detailing. 

When it comes to ballgown wedding dresses, many brides think of tulle, so we couldn't leave out St. Pucchi 504. The bodice is the real showstopper here featuring gorgeous hand embroidered silk flower appliqués that scatter over the skirt as well. 

Remember to use code "APRIL30" at checkout for the extra 30% off on sample sale items. And stay tuned next week for even more of our favorite picks! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, too. 

Our Favorite Sample Sale Items

April marks our 30th anniversary, and we couldn't be more excited! In fact, to celebrate the occasion, we're offering an extra 30% off our already discounted St. Pucchi wedding gowns found in our Sample Sale. There are many gorgeous St. Pucchi wedding gowns at a great price point, so it's the perfect time to take advantage of this limited time discount! 

To help you out with your wedding dress shopping, we've rounded up some of our favorite St. Pucchi sample sale wedding gowns. 

From our Couture collection, St. Pucchi wedding gown 9354 features beautiful layers and delicate embellishments. 

 St. Pucchi 9392

St. Pucchi 9392

Fit for a Queen, St. Pucchi 9392 features a gorgeous full ball gown made of silk duchess satin. The strapless style flatters most brides and the crystal beading is truly glamorous. 

For the St. Pucchi bride with more modest taste, St. Pucchi 9311 is a beautiful option. The Grecian column dress features delicate cap sleeves with an intricately jeweled bodice and hand embroidered skirt. 

St. Pucchi brides dreaming of something a bit sexy will love St. Pucchi 9291. The mermaid dress features a gorgeous, plunging neckline that's beaded with Swarovski crystals and the sheer skirt also features scattered crystals. The look is feminine yet seductive. 

The modern bride will adore the mermaid style and glamorous train on St. Pucchi Z222. The silk taffeta gown features a sweetheart neckline with crystal details. 

Remember to use code "APRIL30" at checkout for the extra 30% off on sample sale items. And stay tuned next week for even more of our favorite picks! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, too.