6 Bridal Show Tips to Help You Feel Accomplished, Not Overwhelmed You’ve heard it before. Bridal shows can be very overwhelming. There are countless booths and each vendor is giving their best effort to hook you on their product or service. Leave each show feeling accomplished, not overwhelmed, by following these six tips and tricks we gathered from our friend, wedding planner Debi Lilly, who's planned events for everyone from Oprah, Lady Gaga, and Martha Stewart to the girl next door. Photo courtesy: Anthony Tahlier Think of the show as a meet and greet - not a final selection of vendors. We like the way Debi thinks and know there’s a lot to consider when planning your wedding. Have your own helpful bridal show tips?
Unexpected ways to make your destination wedding unforgettable (BPT) >> Wedding planning season is in full swing and trend forecasts show more brides selecting destination weddings than ever before. Not only are destination weddings an affordable alternative to massive traditional weddings of past generations, they also make it easy for couples to create a customizable wedding that perfectly suits their personalities. If you think a destination wedding might be right for you, these ideas for creating an incredibly distinctive event are sure to inspire: Unique ceremony locations A beach is typically the top choice for destination weddings because it gives guests a vacation setting to enjoy before, during and after your big day. Standout accommodations Big weddings are becoming a thing of the past; consider intimate spaces that bring guests together in an incredible setting instead. Advertisement Localized gift bags Although the ceremony may be intimate, guests will likely be traveling from all over the country. Live artists Hand-painted cakes
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15 Things Mature Women Don't Do In Relationships Do you think you are mature in relationships? Relationships can come with their own unique struggles, but there are some things that are universally immature and worth avoiding for a happier relationship. Check out 15 things mature women don’t do in relationships. 1. They Don’t Sacrifice Other Relationships Many people drift apart from their friends during a relationship. 2. After you have been in a relationship for a while, it can be easy to forget to appreciate all of the little things that they do for you. 3. No matter how well off your partner is, completely giving up your financial independence can actually mean giving up your independence. 4. Mature women try to focus on their partner’s best traits rather than the negative ones. 5. Mature women understand that a great relationship doesn’t drag you down – instead, it should bring out the best in you. 6. Mature women understand that everyone’s idea of happiness is different. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Featured photo credit: Mr.
Planning for a Baby IMAGE: Getty WORDS: Ali Lowe Planning for baby once the wedding is over? We show you how to get your mind, body, finances and home in order so that you’re ready to go from bride-to-be to mum-to-be. My sister wrote a beautiful poem at my wedding, which ended with a joke about babies being my next big project. My first thought upon seeing the two lines on the test stick was a deliriously happy, ‘Wahoooo!’ According to Bride To Be’s Cost of Love survey, a massive 70 per cent of newlyweds make starting a family priority soon after making their vows, with 12 per cent trying for baby on their honeymoon. But getting ready for having a baby doesn’t have to be too overwhelming. - Zoe Bingley Pullen Before you do anything, you need to get yourself in the right headspace – and this means managing your stress levels, says Dr Ginni Mansberg. ‘I would take sleep very seriously,’ she advises. Next up, get yourself in a romantic headspace and take time to invest in your relationship. Ginni agrees.
Wedding Photography: What to Ask a Prospective Photographer - Inside Weddings You’re engaged. It’s time to plan, and there are so many things to think about! Remember learning the 5 W’s in elementary school? Well, they apply here too: the who, where, when, what, why, and how of wedding planning. Where will I get married? The Players of Wedding Planning.You will engage a number of professionals to help pull off your wedding. The majority of the images taken by a great wedding photographer will be moments you didn’t even know happened. What to Ask Yourself.The photography from your wedding will be one of the lasting artifacts of the day that you and your partner shared vows and committed to a lifetime together. For the couples we speak with, wedding photography is very important. What to Ask Your Photographer.The number one question to ask a prospective wedding photographer is: Is wedding photography your full time job? Why it matters: Great wedding photography requires a tremendous amount of time, resource, and dedication. Here is where the time goes:
Indian start-up takes Pinterest-esque approach to wedding planning When beauty blogger Mehak Shahani was planning her wedding three years ago, she didn’t know of any one-stop-shop for choosing a theme, getting relevant vendors, and budgeting. Much of her wedding planning was done through recommendations from friends and family. Sensing an opportunity, she came up with Wedmegood, a wedding planning portal aimed at making the planning process smoother for every Indian couple. The site features real-life weddings where couples share pictures of their wedding in a story format and tag a list of curated vendors relevant to that kind of a wedding. This gives couples a source of inspiration for their own weddings and a way to visualize the results created by hairdressers, makeup artists, photographers, jewellery stores, and caterers they might want to work with. A detailed portfolio for these vendors containing information on charges, services, and past work is also provided. New funding Wedmegood competes with Indear and ShadiSaga.
Relationship advice: Tips from Jane Caro’s ‘For Better, For Worse’ on ABC Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Jane Caro is opening closet doors and diving under the sheets to find out the secrets to a long lasting relationship Wartime couple Anne and Dan have been married for 72 years. WHEN Dan went off to war in 1943, he never expected to come back. Seventy-two years later, the Sydney couple are still together. Asked for the secret to their long relationship, Anne replies: “I have a lot of forbearance.” Presenter Jane Caro, who developed the idea from a radio show two years ago, says the idea of embracing your partner for who they are came up time and again. “There are no expectations that they’ll change or live up to the other person’s expectations of how they should be,” she told news.com.au “People commit and then they put up with irritation and sometimes hurt and pain. Brad and Ruth have conquered alcohol abuse and parenting problems over 31 years.Source: Carmen, right, struggled to come to terms with her sexuality.Source: “All couples come to ‘will we keep going or not?’”
My Top 10 Thrift Store Shopping Tips: How To Decorate on a Budget If there's one thing I love, it's saving money by decorating my old 1970's fixer upper with thrifty finds. You don't have to spend wads of cash to create a stylish home. In fact, you can create a really stylish home with thrift store junk. You just have to get creative and think outside of the box. 393K+ I've decorated most of my home with stuff I've found at thrift stores, and I've saved dumptrucks full of money doing so.Picture me behind the wheel of a dumptruck and let's all have a good laugh. So, today I'm sharing my top 10 thrift store shopping tips to help you create a stylish home on a budget.There are some real nuggets of thrifty-wisdom in here, and I hope you'll find it useful.Also, there may or may not be an ALF reference.You'll just have to wait and see.Let's get started.#1. When we were married I received a full set of nice basic white plates and bowls from our wedding registry. 393K+About half of its contents are new, and the other half are thrifties. #2. #3. #6. #8. #9. or or
Long or Short: How long should your engagement be? - Dreamwedding So you got engaged. Congratulations! Now come the questions about when you will have the wedding. As a couple you shouldn't rush into organizing a wedding just because everyone around you is checking the mail for a wedding invitation. You can stay engaged for as long or as short as you want! Brad an Angelina tied the knot after an engagement that lasted two years. Having a long engagement means you can focus on other things than planning your wedding. If you've got engaged early on in your relationship you might want to spend time getting to know one another. Another factor is money. On the other hand if you know, you know! Mandy Moore and Ryan Adams tied the knot just one month after getting engaged and have just celebrated their wedding anniversary. Having a short engagement means you get to ride the wave of happiness from the proposal to the altar. You might have elderly relatives who might not be around if you wait too long. Are you in favor of a long or short engagment?
Veil Alternatives For The Unique Bride - My Fashion CentsMy Fashion Cents If you’re an alternative bride, a regular veil just won’t cut it. You want your wedding to be just as unique as you are, which means that you’ll be looking for veil alternatives to match the personality your wedding. Below are some options to give you inspiration. Check them out! The Veil Head Wrap- Instead of wearing your veil the traditional way, go for wearing it like a head wrap. Source A Bohemian Headpiece- Go for something really unique like the bride below. Source A Birdcage- For a more 1950s vintage spin, wear a birdcage like the bride below. Source A Geometric Headband- Wear something bold if you’re a modern bride like this geometric headband. Source A Crown- To give you that ethereal look that a veil creates, wear a vintage looking crown instead. Source A Hooded Cape- Go for something really unique like a hooded cape to match your fun alternative wedding. Source
Wedding and Wedding Flowers Posted 2015-11-27 by Wedding The must-dos every bride-to-be should tick off on the morning of the big day! #1 Have a leisurely hour or two before everything begins Make sure you set your alarm early and allow yourself time to get mentally prepared for the day ahead: have a hot bath, a cup of tea and relax! #2 Spend time with your parents One of the biggest regrets a bride can have is not finding the time to spend a few minutes with her parents before the ceremony. #3 Message your partner Text him to let him know you can't wait to see him at the altar. #4 Eat breakfast! Seriously: pre-wedding jitters may have left your appetite in shreds, but force yourself to eat some plain toast at the very least. #5 Dry the bottom of your bouquet If you have a fresh bouquet of flowers, make sure the stems are dried off before you pick it up. #6 Check the weather #7 Double-check you have everything you need Tissues, make-up, paracetamol, flat shoes, umbrella, Tampons...