How To Choose Bridal Lingerie

July 22nd, 2014

Your wedding day is one of the biggest days of your entire life. Many times so much effort and stress is put on a bride to find “the perfect dress”. While this is essential for any wedding, brides often forget to choose something just as flattering for under their gown.


This infographic, created by HerRoom, illustrates which types of lingerie will work best with which dress styles and body types. Let’s face it, the right lingerie can make your big day even more perfect! Find this infographic and more like it at HerRoom.com.

Tips To Maintain Your Sanity When Organising A Wedding

July 20th, 2014

Congratulations you’re engaged! Which by default means you’ve probably spent the last few weeks having celebratory dinners and drinks with friends, screaming down the phone in excitement to Mum and have most likely dug out all those battered old scrapbooks full of inspirational dresses and bouquets in an attempt to make a start at the organising stage, (don’t grimace, we all have a scrapbook, even if it’s a mental or Pinterest one).

The trouble is you’ve probably been too busy to even contemplate planning properly, and don’t forget that venues get booked up quickly, dresses need time to be altered and yes, people need time to keep their diaries free for you.

If it’s all getting a little overwhelming we can help. It’s all too easy to be dazed by the many different options out there and for it all to turn from a joyous occasion to a nightmare. Knowing where to start is actually quite a big challenge, so we’ve got some great advice to help you organise your dream wedding without wanting to pull out your hair.

 

#1: Getting organised

Even the most disorganised of brides-to-be can come unstuck at the massive amount of things she’ll have to plan, so before starting anything make checklists to keep track of what needs to be done and what’s already been done. Even use a shorter version of this article as a checklist will. Having this in place will help you workout a timeline and stick to it. It’s also a good idea to create a separate email account for the occasion. It will be much easier if all wedding related communication is in one place.

 

#2: Budget Basics

Think about how much you can afford to spend, whether your budget is £1000 or £100,000, you can be sure to find wedding venues and other services suitable to your budget and make sure that you don’t overspend (frighteningly common with weddings). A great tip is to create a separate bank account specifically for your weddings so you know exactly how much to spend and that you are on budget. But there are more ways to save money on your wedding.

 

Photo taken at Porchester Hall by BetterVenues.org.uk

 

#3: Create an Ideas book

Use a special wedding idea book or wedding inspirations and make it your go-to place for wedding inspiration. It’s simple to create an account, the great thing is that you can save and share what you love, and what inspires you may that be flowers, decorations or gift ideas. All your ideabooks will be listed on your personal ideabooks page, where you can share with friends and family and they can contribute too! Just remember your budget when you’re scrolling though endless pages of inspiration!

 

Photo taken at Clissold House by BetterVenues.org.uk

 

Photo taken at Clissold House by BetterVenues.org.uk

 

#4: Get Expert Advice

You could ask for help with your wedding from a very organised (and free) friend, or if you can afford to, why not consider hiring a professional? They can help you with every step of the way and you won’t even have to lift a finger keeping those stress levels nice and low.

 

#5: Spread the planning

Take the load off and share the duties, you don’t have to plan everything by yourself you’ll be going bridezilla mode in no time. Sharing is the best way to get things done after all you only have one pair of hands, so get others to lend a helping hand. They’ll be thrilled to be so involved and you’ll even have fun. Play to people’s strengths – get an arty friend to design invitations, a domestic goddess to bake your cake – and you’ll save money too.

 

#6: Timing is key

It’s all about the timing; don’t leave everything until the last minute, but don’t take your sweet time as everyone will forget you’re getting married in the first place. Set time aside to do tasks and allocate days for venue hunting and dress searching in advance. Maybe even choose one or two days per week for you and your partner to sit down and focus on the wedding details.

 

#7: Dress Rehearsal

If you’re really worried about the big day going accordingly then a dress rehearsal might be wise. Having a trial run the week before can really help with time planning and will calm your nerves come the big day.

 

Photo taken at Stoke Newington West Reservoir by BetterVenues.org.uk

 

#8: There’s no pleasing everyone

You simply cannot make everyone happy and trying to accommodate others will make the organisation process ten times harder. Any delicate family situations should be kept far apart as possible. Don’t forget this is your day, and it’s about you as a couple rather than pleasing your second cousins once removed.

 

#:9 Breaks are important

Take a break every now and then – planning your wedding is supposed to be fun, if you’re feeling upset by it, just take some time off. Try not to stress even when it seems impossible, you’re only human so put your feet up until you’re ready to get back on the horse again.

 

Photo taken at Stoke Newington West Reservoir by BetterVenues.org.uk

 

#10: Don’t worry about small details

It’s pretty much impossible to have the perfect wedding. Something is bound to go wrong and not everything will go to plan. Don’t fret about it too much, go with the flow whatever happens, happens. Try to remember that a wedding is about making a commitment as a couple and what makes a wedding special is the fact that your family and friends have come to celebrate your love

 

Author Information

- Ofer Yatziv currently works as a Sales and Marketing Manager at Better Venues. Ofer has over 15 years of experience working within events and specialised in weddings, parties and private entertainment. He has also worked on numerous roles as a producer of live events and weddings including national and international theatre tours.

 

 

- Author Byline: Ofer Yatziv from Better Venues.

Getting Into Shape – A Marriage Mandate

June 16th, 2014

Brides have always been equated with angels. That said, have you ever seen or heard about an underweight or overweight angel? Yup, you’re nodding negatively, but how much strong-willed you are, as a bride-to-be, to dropping those extra kilos killing your bridal beauty.

For, whose engagement day has blown the trumpet- A bride doesn’t look like you, it’s the high time they did something serious to get back into the poster shape.

Don’t miss looking stunning since the marriage is an event the assembled crowd gets entirely centered upon you and your partner. As a bride, you’re shouldered with the dual responsibility of not letting the onlookers disappointed plus overshadowing the groom’s grace with your mirror-cracking looks.

No matter, if you are carrying a few extra kilos or weighing below normal as resorting to a strict fitness regime, you can still make a splash on the D-Day.

 

Word of warning:

Having diet pills, pushing yourself into a crashing diet, stretching your body beyond the endurance limit, and thinking of short routes like liposuction, these things tend to let you down in the long-term. Do commit to memory, natural things take time to occur, on the spin, sustain much longer than the shortcuts.

Read on to know the things to include in your routine, especially when your marriage is on the cards:

 

Balance Diet:

Make sure, you partake of a well-planned diet. Avoid consuming foods, puffing you up. In case, you’re aiming at losing weight, excluding all kinds of dairy products, be it, cheese, butter, milk and many others will help you feel lighter. Eating salt in the large amount can be the reason to pack on the pounds.

Say a straight ‘NO’ to the fast foods and soft aerated drinks. Plus, keep your body hydrated, involving drinking sufficient water. Doing it will keep your skin-assaulter acne and pimples at a distance.

 

Energizing Exercises:

Practice doing exercise daily, and pay a keen attention on the body parts storing oodles of flab. You’re what you eat, but it’s equally important how you digest that’s already in the belly. Girls often commit a mistake, doing excessive exercise that can even suck charm out of their faces.

Striking a balance between the foods you intake and the exercises you do is extremely crucial to attain a balanced bridal body. Belly, a body part housing most of the fat, so try to follow tips telling how to lose belly fat fast.

 

Stress- A silent spoiler

Can you imagine yourself carrying pimples on the faces, and dark circles around the eyes?

Stop immediately taking the stress, occurring with or without a reason. Stress can appear in any form. Delay in shopping dresses, accessories and jewelries, marriage costs and arrangements, or anything related to marriage can create a stress-cloud around you. Finding ways to bust it will be the sole remedy to look beautiful and prevent rebound weight gain as there is no specific pill to kill stress.

 

Testing time for the taste buds

Luscious cakes and pastries, tempting burgers and pizzas can certainly leave you in a tight spot to decide if to ignore these or kneel down before their aroma. Suggest comparing all these appealing stuff to the smile of your partner-to-be. Undeniably, you won’t look for somebody advising you what to choose.

Post-marriage, you can savor these items; moreover, these will taste much better when the half-bite in the piece is of your partner’s.

 

Soothing sound Sleep

It’s understandable, closing the eyes can be as difficult as nothing else since your love disturbs you in the dreams. On the toss, you need a sufficient sleep to keep your skin afresh and spotless, making your love remembering you all-time sleepless.

Three months to marriage, you’ve a plenty of time to bring the noticeable changes in you. Marriage is slated to happen after six months or so means, you can emerge as a true champ, raising the eyebrows of one and all.

All you need to learn is how to cash in on the time made available to you.

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Four Financial Tips Engaged Couples Don’t Want To Hear, But Should!

April 26th, 2014

The honeymoon period, generally considered the first year of marriage, is filled with some of life’s most precious moments: Growing closer to your true love, building a home together, and understanding the deeper meaning of companionship.

Given that love/lust fog, it’s easy to avoid the tougher moments of day-to-day life. Finance tends to be a subject area that couples dodge and evade, which can lead to dysfunctional patterns that undermine a marriage. It’s far better to get it out in the open now, even before the I dos.

Here are four tips to help make your marriage a financial success:

1. Ask family and friends to contribute your financial goals. This may sound obnoxious and rude, but in reality, it’s not. Your loved ones often find cash gifts easier and more personal than a blender or toaster. And frankly, given the economy, everyone understands the value of a dollar these days and they want to contribute to your long-term financial success. With mounting debt in planning a wedding and setting up your lives beyond the big day, it’s become increasingly common for couples to ask for money.

On a more practical side, most couples already have the gifts on a traditional registry. No one needs two coffeemakers sitting on the counter.

Creating a presentvalue.com registry, you’re making it even easier for your friends and family to make that green contribution!

2. Keep separate bank accounts and create one joint account. By starting the money conversation with, “let’s open a joint bank account,” you’re laying your financial cards on the trust table. Together, you’ll figure out how it will work as you combine your two lives. For example, along with depositing your cash wedding gifts, you may each contribute a set amount from every paycheck, and use the balance to pay joint housing bills.

It’s also a good idea to have money in separate accounts. This will allow each of you the freedom to spend without the pressure of those funds having an impact on your joint finances.

3.   Handle debt as a couple. It is important to have the conversation about debt as far in advance as possible. Even if only one of you has debt, it will very likely impact your bottom line as a couple. If you’re planning to make a major purchase, like a house or a car, your debt will play a significant factor in determining if you can get a mortgage or car loan. Figuring out a plan together will not only help pay off the actual debt, but it will work to keep a healthy relationship as a married couple.

4. Don’t keep any financial secrets. This concept may sound simple but, surprisingly, many couples keep money secrets. The sad reality is that finances can easily become a major stressor in a relationship and is often the cause for divorce. By keeping the money talks open and honest, you’re building a solid foundation from this day forward!

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