Wedding Planning

Sample Sale Gowns + Our Current Favorites!

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We are kicking off 2019 in style with some brand new additions to our ongoing St. Pucchi sample sale!

This week we've rounded some of our current favorite St. Pucchi sample sale gowns. Through January 31st, 2019 take an extra 40% off already discounted wedding gowns! That means a total savings up to 87% 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 Couture:

St. Pucchi Couture - Style 9444

St. Pucchi Couture - Style 9444

St. Pucchi Couture - Style 9453

St. Pucchi Couture - Style 9453

St. Pucchi Couture - Style 9403

St. Pucchi Couture - Style 9403

Avine Perucci by St. Pucchi:

Avine Perucci - Style 521

Avine Perucci - Style 521

Avine Perucci - Style 506 and Matching Veil

Avine Perucci - Style 506 and Matching Veil

Avine Perucci - Style 488

Avine Perucci - Style 488

Sposa by St. Pucchi:

Sposa by St. Pucchi - Style Z347

Sposa by St. Pucchi - Style Z347

Sposa by St. Pucchi - Style Z343

Sposa by St. Pucchi - Style Z343

Our annual sale on sale will last thru January 31st. Since most dresses are one-of-a-kind make sure you get yours before it’s gone!

View more pieces from the St. Pucchi Sample Sale Collections here.

For help with your wedding planning needs pick up your copy of Rani’s #1 International Bestseller, Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams 

For direct assistance and guidance from Rani St. Pucchi - for help in matching your vision to the wedding of your dreams forward your inquiries to Style@StPucchi.com

From picking a wedding date to planning your dream wedding, to divvying up your budget and sidestepping sticky social situation Rani St. Pucchi has you covered as she shares her expertise about all your wedding planning needs and more in Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams 

© Rani St. Pucchi, 2019

Your Diamond…Your Personality…

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Chances are you said “YES” to the love of your life during these holidays…

If so, Congratulations!

Laughing, crying, grinning till your cheeks are sore, you’ve become that wonderful cliché: The Happiest Woman in the World. 

If you were involved in deciding which type of ring you received, then you know the process was somewhat agonizing, yes? After all, a diamond is very personal and very precious.

Besides, your diamond is the longest style commitment you will ever make. 

Did you know that each one of the seven most common diamond cuts reflects your personality? 

So, what does your diamond say about you? 

Here are a few as shared from award-winning designer Rani St. Pucchi’s #1 International Bestseller, Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams  

 Oval: One of the most popular diamond shapes and great for the bride who loves an elegant yet classic aesthetic.  

Round: For the woman who wants a traditional look that will be timeless and classic and maximum sparkle, this is the diamond for you. 

Marquise: For the bride who knows her mind and moves to the beat of her own drum, who wishes to create the illusion of elegant, long hands, this pear-shaped diamond is perfect. 

Emerald: For the discerning bride who wishes to exude elegance and refinement, somewhat understated yet classic with an edge, the elongated shape and step-cut faceting of this diamond is perfect. 

Want to learn about other diamond cuts? Pick up a copy of Rani’s #1 International Bestseller, Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams 

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For direct assistance and guidance from Rani St. Pucchi - for help in matching your vision to the wedding of your dreams forward your inquiries to Style@StPucchi.com

From picking a wedding date to planning your dream wedding, to divvying up your budget and sidestepping sticky social situation Rani St. Pucchi has you covered as she shares her expertise about all your wedding planning needs and more in Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams 

© Rani St. Pucchi, 2018

Rani St. Pucchi is an award-winning couture Bridal Fashion Designer, a Style & Image Consultant, and a Relationship Expert. She is a Bestselling Author, a Speaker, an Inspirational Coach and a Trainer. Her recent 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 TypeThe SoulMate Checklist: Keys to Finding Your Perfect Partner; Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams; and her newly released 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 ranistpucchi.com

 



Before You Go Dress Shopping…know these 10 most commonly used terms

St. Pucchi Couture - Style 9450

St. Pucchi Couture - Style 9450

  Let’s face it. Wedding dress shopping is not just another trip to a department store where you can pick a dress and take it home.

Shopping for a wedding dress is a full-on endeavor, an expedition, and a mission that will stay in your memory long after the day is over.

So, it’s a good idea to be well equipped and get your facts straight before you begin the search.  For example, what is the difference between Guipure lace and Alençon lace?

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 How about a bustle and a modesty piece?

 Aside from obvious silhouettes such as A-line, sheath, column, ballgown—some details can make any bride seriously confused and frustrated.

 If you would like to be well-versed, and have some answers at your fingertips, here are ten most commonly used terms to know ahead of your biggest shopping trip.

 1. Alençon lace: Originally produced by hand in Alençon, a town in Normandy, France, it is a light, airy needle lace made of linen thread. This is one of the most popular and traditional laces used on wedding dresses.

 2. Boning: Plastic or metal sewn into the bodice of the dress, especially a corset on a strapless wedding gown, to ensure the fit is snug and the fabric does not droop.

 3. Bustle: The art of pinning a train and securing it by using hidden hooks on the back of the dress so it does not drag around on the ground after the ceremony. There are several different ways to bustle. The French bustle is the most popular, whereby the train is tucked underneath and pinned or hooked to the fabric of the dress.

 4. Chantilly lace: Delicate lace that originates from the city of Chantilly in France. This is one of the more popular laces used on wedding dresses. It comes in small, detailed patterns and look best when worn sheer over the arms, back, and neckline.

 5. Court: Refers to a type of train that is short—generally three feet from the waist—and drags a few inches on the ground.

6. Crêpe: Thin, soft fabric with a slightly wrinkled surface, ideally used on a draped wedding gown or one that is form-fitting and clings to the body. Great for a beach wedding.

 7. Dropped waist: A longer bodice attached to the skirt at the seam that falls below the natural waistline. Gives an illusion of a longer torso and looks best on taller women.

 8. Guipure lace: French bobbin lace, used on the bodice, skirt, or train of a wedding dress. It is heavier than Chantilly lace.

 9. Mermaid: One of the more popular skirt styles, where the bodice is fitted and then flares from under the hips in a mermaid-tail fashion.

 10. Modesty piece: A piece of fabric that is sewn into the middle of the neckline, especially a V-neck, to make it less revealing.

 Armed with this basic terminology you are now ready…

 Shall we go shopping?

 *Above is an excerpt from designer Rani St. Pucchi’s #1 International Bestseller, Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams

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 Want to learn more about planning the wedding of your dreams? From picking a wedding date, to what silhouette would flatter your body most, to divvying up your budget and sidestepping sticky social situations, Rani St. Pucchi has you covered as she shares her more than 3 decades of expertise about all these and more in her #1 International Bestselling book, Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams 

For direct assistance and guidance from Rani St. Pucchi - for help in matching your vision to the wedding of your dreams forward your inquiries to Style@StPucchi.com

© Rani St. Pucchi, 2018

Rani St. Pucchi is an award-winning Couture Fashion Designer, a Style & Image Consultant, and a Relationship Expert. She is a Bestselling Author, a Speaker, an Inspirational Coach and a Trainer. Her recent 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 TypeThe SoulMate Checklist: Keys to Finding Your Perfect Partner; Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams; and her newly released 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 ranistpucchi.com

 

 

Your Wedding Planning Timeline - Part V

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Continued…

It’s time to put the final finishing touches to your plans.

 While some things could go wrong on your wedding day, remember your attitude matters. Laughter, not tears, will make your day that much more memorable and unique.

 Here is your final checklist that will take you to a smooth and well-planned day void of any last minute hiccups!  

Mila Collection by St. Pucchi  - style 702 and 703

Mila Collection by St. Pucchi - style 702 and 703

ONE TO TWO MONTHS AHEAD:

___Mail the invitations

 ___Create hotel information cards

 ___Plan the rehearsal

 ___Send rehearsal dinner invitations

 ___Purchase wedding favors and attendants’ gifts

 ___Purchase a gift for your fiancé

 ___Buy guest book

 ___Have legal and other requirements in place

 ___Have your hair and makeup trial

 ___Finalize details with the photographer and videographer

 ___Confirm floral order

 ___Arrange for the getaway car

 ___Finalize all deliveries

 ___ Confirm delivery and pick-up times for all attendants’ attire.

 ___Make delivery arrangements for your wedding cake.

 ___Choose/write your wedding vows

 ___Finalize the details of your ceremony with your officiant

 ___Meet with ushers and assign them duties.

 ___Secure a dressing room for your bridesmaids for your wedding day.

 ___Finalize your honeymoon plans and confirm all reservations.

 ___Arrange for transportation to and from the airport (if flying) or car to your honeymoon destination.

___Write thank-you notes: It is best to do this as you receive or open your gifts.

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St. Pucchi Couture - style 9326

  ONE TO TWO WEEKS AHEAD:

 ___Have your final dress fitting.

 ___Arrange for pickup of the bridal ensemble.

 ___Update the registry.

 ___Research gown preservation companies

 ___Coordinate final fittings for the groom, groomsmen, and ushers

 ___Go in for a dry run with a professional makeup artist and schedule your day-of-the-wedding appointment.

___Schedule a manicure/pedicure for the day before your wedding.

 ___Pick up your marriage license.

 ___Finalize and memorize your wedding vows.

 ___Write toasts for the rehearsal dinner and wedding reception.

 ___Finalize arrangements with your catering manager and liquor representative, if needed.

 ___Submit a final shot list to your photographer and discuss positioning with your videographer.

 ___Send your final playlist to your DJ or band.

 ___Arrange for preparation, storage, and break areas for the musicians/DJ at the reception venue.

 ___Review RSVPs and contact guests who have yet to reply to your invitation.

 ___Finalize the list of reception guests.

 ___Confirm the final headcount with your caterer and review details, preferably in writing.

 ___Finalize the seating chart.

 ___Arrange for table cards to be set up at the reception venue.

 ___Determine the placement of programs at the ceremony venue.

 ___Give last-minute requests to the vendors.

 ___Prepare the fee or donation for the officiant and tips for the vendors in labeled envelopes

 ___Confirm your honeymoon travel arrangements.

 ___Start packing for your honeymoon.

 ___Pick up your wedding dress (if you haven’t already).

 ___Break in the wedding shoes at home

 ___Prepare announcements to be mailed immediately after the wedding.

 ___Designate someone to look after your home while you are on your honeymoon.

 ___Find out where guests will be staying

Avine Perucci  - style 506 with matching veil

Avine Perucci - style 506 with matching veil

 THE DAY BEFORE:

 ___Finish packing for the wedding night and the honeymoon.

___Reconfirm transportation arrangements for the ceremony and reception.

 ___Do last-minute primping

 ___Rehearse the ceremony and attend the rehearsal dinner.

 ___Give gifts to the bridal party

Avine Perucci  - style 521

Avine Perucci - style 521

ON THE DAY:

 ___Give wedding rings to the best man and maid or matron of honor to hold.

 ___See hairdresser and makeup artist: Beautify.

 ___Remember important items

 ___Load your luggage

 ___Give yourself plenty of time to get ready

 ___Bride should transfer her engagement ring to her right hand.

 Relax and enjoy yourself!

 Above are bullet points taken from the bestseller, Your Bridal Style: Everything You Need to Know to Design the Wedding of Your Dreams

Your Bridal Style  - by Rani St. Pucchi

Your Bridal Style - by Rani St. Pucchi

 For more details and in-depth tasks pick up your copy here: goo.gl/FDNwbF

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

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

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.

 © 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

 

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