Want to be fashion-forward, comfy, and charitable for your wedding? Check out our new TOMS’ wedding collection!
When you buy a pair of TOMS shoes you’re also helping improve the health, education and well-being of a child. TOMS was started in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie after witnessing the extreme poverty and health conditions in Argentina. He started the One for One initiative which makes the commitment to match every pair of TOMS shoes purchased with a new pair of shoes to a child in need.
In its first year, TOMS sold 10,000 pairs of shoes. They reached their one millionth pair of shoes in September 2010! TOMS now has a presence in over 50 countries and works with charitable partners who incorporate shoes into their health, education, hygiene and community development programs.
Although TOMS started with its popular flats offering, they have now expanded their collection to include more of a variety, including wedges and sunglasses. The TOMS wedding collection, now available at Blush Bridal Boutique, is stylish and casual with sizes that range from youth to adult. So even the flower girls and ring bearers can participate in your TOMS wedding!
TOMS offers different prints and styles. Bridal shoes include white, ivory, blue, silver and pink colors in canvas, crochet and glitter materials. Wondering what gift to get your wedding party? TOMS shoes make great wedding party gifts for your bridesmaids and will be worn long after the event is over!
This week, I was approached with a question that I thought was important enough to be addressed: What exactly should a dad wear to the wedding of his son or daughter? Seems simple enough to tell dads to dress up, but should they match the actual wedding party?
No! Dads are not to be dressed exactly like the groomsmen, as they are not technically members of the wedding party. The key here is to dress dads in keeping with the appropriate level of formality for the event. So if the groomsmen are in black tuxedos with green accessories, dads should wear tuxedos, but not the same one and not with the exact same accessories as the groomsmen.
The dads are also not required to match each other. So using the previous scenario (black tuxes and green vests and ties for the groomsmen), perhaps the father of the bride could wear a black tuxedo with black accessories and the father of the groom could wear a black tuxedo with silver-gray accessories to match his wife’s dress. The dads should wear styles that they love and that feel comfortable to them.
Their tuxedo jacket could be single or double breasted, and could have peaked, notched, or shawl lapels. Their accessories could be patterned or in a hue that coordinates with the gown their date selects. The important thing is that the dads are happy with their fashion choices.
Parents are traditionally the hosts of a wedding, or at least honored guests if the couple decides to host the event themselves. They should not be told what to wear specifically, but should always be given helpful guidelines (black tie, semi-formal, formal, ultra-formal, etc.).