Last month, the world’s best bridal designers showcased their drool-worthy 2017 spring collections during Bridal Fashion Week… and we couldn’t be more inspired. From Vera Wang to Marchesa, models sashayed down the runway in fabulous looks we just can’t wait to see Breakers’ brides rock down the aisle.

Ready to be inspired? We’ve shared a look at Monique Lhuillier & Marchesa, Carolina Herrera & Anne Barge, Oscar de la Renta & Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka & Reem Acra.

Today, enjoy a look inside new collections by Naeem Khan & Amsale

NAEEM KHAN | BRIDAL FALL 2017

Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Naeem Khan

{All photos courtesy of the designers}

Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Naeem Khan
Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Naeem Khan
Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Naeem Khan

AMSALE | BRIDAL FALL 2017

Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Amsale
Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Amsale
Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Amsale
Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Amsale

Bridal Fashion Friday: A look back…

Monique Lhuillier & Marchesa (October 14)
Carolina Herrera & Anne Barge (October 21)
Oscar de la Renta & Vera Wang (October 28)
Badgley Mischka
& Reem Acra (November 4)

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Along with all the wedding planning excitement, you and your hubby-to-be get to shop for your wedding bands.

Wedding Bands 101

{Photo by Munoz Photography}

Our friends at The Knot recently shared their ultimate ring buying guide with tips for selecting wedding bands you will love and cherish for years.

We just had to pass along The Knot‘s 11 ways to pick the perfect wedding bands…

  1. Narrow down your choices
    “Since this is one of the few pieces—if not the only piece—of jewelry you’ll shop for together and wear every day, it’s smart to make some preliminary choices before you even hit the stores.”
  2. Consider buying your rings and your bands together
    “If you prefer to be surprised by the engagement ring, or you already have it on your finger, this may not work, but knowing what bands go with the engagement ring can help you make a decision.”
  3. Start your search early
    “Once you have a basic idea of what you’d like, it’s time for the fun part: trying on rings! Give yourselves at least two to three months before the wedding date to ring shop.”
  4. Mix it up
    “Don’t fret if you like platinum and your partner likes yellow gold. There’s no rule that says you have to choose the same metal or even style.”
  5. Set a budget
    “Shop with the assumption that you’ll spend about 3 percent of your total wedding budget on the rings.”
  6. Keep your lifestyle in mind
    “What’s the point of buying a pricey, pretty band if it feels uncomfortable on or if you have to remove it often (and increase your chances of losing it)? Remember: You’re going to wear this band every day, so the goal is to choose something that seamlessly becomes a part of your life.”
  7. Take your time trying
    “You may love the idea of a braided rose gold ring or a diamond eternity band, but once you get to the store, try some rings that aren’t on your inspiration board.”
  8. Think long term
    While you shouldn’t be afraid of being trendy, make sure the style you choose is something you’ll want to wear for, say, the next 40 years. This ring is meant to last through all the jobs, PTA meetings and social functions from now until then, so pick one you love that you can picture yourself wearing for a long time.
  9. Consider maintenance
    “To keep a wedding band with stones clean and sparkling, you’ll need to wash and soak it in warm sudsy water, then gently brush it with a soft toothbrush or eyebrow brush, rinse it and pat it dry with a soft lint-free cloth. Sound like too much upkeep? You may want to opt for a fuss-free gold or platinum ring.”

  10. Size it right
    “Most people rarely take off their wedding bands; they wear them through summers, winters, exercise, pregnancies—all times when your fingers swell and contract from heat, cold, water retention or weight gain. To find the right size that will best weather all of those changes, schedule your final ring fitting at a time when you’re calm and your body temperature is normal.”
  11. Check for quality
    “Make sure the ring has two marks inside the band: the manufacturer’s trademark and the quality mark, 24K or PLAT. If the ring consists of two or more metals, make sure there’s a quality mark for each.”

See The Knot‘s full wedding band guide.

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Bridal Fashion Week never fails to deliver sensational new wedding gowns and an endless array of lovely bridal fashion inspiration. From the runway to your big day, we are excited to share a few of our aisle-worthy favorites.

Ready to be inspired? This month, we’re sharing some of the stunning new Bridal Spring 2017 looks — we’ve shared a look at Monique Lhuillier & Marchesa, Carolina Herrera & Anne Barge and Oscar de la Renta & Vera Wang.

Today, enjoy a look inside new collections by Badgley Mischka and Reem Acra

BADGLEY MISCHKA | BRIDAL FALL 2017

Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Badgley Mischka

{All photos courtesy of the designers}

Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Badgley Mischka

Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Badgley Mischka
Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Badgley Mischka
Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Badgley Mischka

REEM ACRA | BRIDAL FALL 2017

Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Reem Acra

Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Reem Acra
Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Reem Acra
Bridal Fashion Friday: Fall 2017 Reem Acra

Bridal Fashion Friday: Check back for a look inside Fall 2017 collections by…

Naeem Khan & Amsale (November 11)

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As far as day dreams go, we’re obsessed with Neiman Marcus‘s new Christmas Book. The catalog includes the coveted list of 10 “Fantasy Gifts“—and happens to feature something extra special on page 138…

His & Hers Island Cars

{Photo by Lilly Pulitzer}

Meet the exclusive His & Hers Neiman Marcus Island Cars featuring custom blue and pink prints by Lilly Pulitzer. The best part: The playful pair was photographed on our very own Front Lawn at The Breakers.

His & Hers Island Cars

{Photo by Neiman Marcus}

Perfect for island loves, the magazine notes these stylish cars are “thoroughly modern updates of the surrey-topped little lookers that zipped around Monaco, Nice, and Cannes in the 1950s and ’60s.”

As Neiman Marcus shares, these special edition His & Hers Island Cars “come bedecked in authentic Lilly Pulitzer prints” and feature “clean electric motors, long-range batteries and a sound system with Bose speakers and Bluetooth capabilities.”

Learn more about these bespoke rides—and order yours ($65,000 each) today—at neimanmarcus.com.

We’ll take one of each, please!

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