Planning Tips

“I want the half v-neck wedding dress thingy…”

Don’t you hate when you know the look you want, but you can’t find any dress that features it because you don’t know the name of it? Well, if you’re in this position, this post will definitely help you out. Below you will find a list of commonly-sought after wedding dress necklines and their names!

The Illusion Neckline

This beautiful neckline is very haute couture and beautiful, and it works well with brides of all shapes and sizes!

Wedding Dress Necklines 101

Halter Strap Neckline

The halter strap neckline is another one that works well with any shape or size. Plus, it works well with any style dress, from mermaid to sheath.

Wedding Dress Necklines 101

Sweetheart Neckline

The sweetheart neckline is so pretty and great for any season. It can be paired with some fantastic jewelry too!

Wedding Dress Necklines 101

Straight Across Neckline

Somewhat like a variation of the sweetheart neckline, the straight across neckline is very flattering. It’s also elegant and super adorable.

Wedding Dress Necklines 101

Boat Neckline

Another very charming and elegant-looking neckline is the boat neck. It’s a sort of wide swoop that looks great on everyone.

Wedding Dress Necklines 101

V-Neck Neckline

The v-neck is great for anyone who is worried about looking heavy in their dress because it draws the eye to the center of the body and down, giving a slimming illusion. It’s also a very popular choice for wedding dresses.

Wedding Dress Necklines 101

Now that you know the most popular necklines, you can ask for it at the bridal shop and get exactly what you want!


Mason jars – they’ve become suddenly super popular and they’re everywhere. Brides are crazy for them! If you love the idea of incorporating mason jars into your wedding, you’re going to adore this idea. It’s a cheap way to provide drinking glasses for your wedding guests, and it’s absolutely adorable.

Chalk Board Paint


Start by finding a template you love to create “labels” on your mason jars. You can find one online or just create your own. You’re going to want the template to be a cutout in a pretty sturdy material, like cardboard, so it will act as a stencil.


Next, you’re going to want to paint the labels for each mason jar. Make sure the area is well covered, so that it works well when it’s time to use the chalk on them. Chalkboard spray paint may be the best way to go, but you’re going to want to make sure the rest of the jar is completely covered so it stays out of the spray.

Clever Mason Jar Drinking Glass Idea for Your Wedding Reception


Chalk Ink or Chalk


Now you can either create a glass for each guest by using chalk ink, or you can provide small dishes of chalk so that each guest can write their own name on their jar. This way, they can always find the jar that belongs to them, and can reuse it throughout the reception.

Clever Mason Jar Drinking Glass Idea for Your Wedding Reception




The cool thing about this idea is that your chalkboard glasses can be taken home by your wedding guests as wedding favors! This is especially true if you decide to write the names on each jar with the chalkboard ink.


As you can see, this is a really fun and clever way to use mason jars for a rustic or shabby chic wedding.