Monday, July 1, 2013

Shedding for the Wedding!

We know your wedding day is a big day for you, and that is why you want to look the best you can!! Since brides are so busy worrying about the planning, they often do not start worrying about their figure and appearance before it is too late. Unfortunately this may lead to unhealthy diet decisions, and that is what we want to stay away from!! When picturing your appearance at your wedding, you need to remember who you are, and how you are built. No matter how you picture yourself, this build is never going to change. You are who are you are, therefore you aren't going to go from overweight to underweight by crash dieting. I found an awesome article from Health & Fitness that will give you advice on what to start doing months before your wedding. There are many little things that they encourage you to do, but absolutely nothing drastic. By following these little, healthy, helpful tips, you will be on your way to your perfect wedding figure months in advance!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

How are you going to wear your hair at your wedding?

               Wearing your hair up or down on your wedding day can be a hard decision for many brides. Today, I am here to tell you the differences and positives of the two different styles. Also while making this important decision, don’t forget how it is going to look with your dress. Every dress is cut and styled differently, so what looks go on someone else during their wedding day, may look different on you!

Up-do: Wearing your hair up is known to be the more classic look for the bride. Having your hair up will help prevent it from moving or changing during your ceremony or while you are dancing the night away. Also, you will have nothing in your face, therefore your natural beauty will be able to be seen. If you are having a wedding in the summer, you might be in a hot church, or in the sun taking pictures. This is when an up-do is key. You don’t want to begin to sweat, because your hair is down. Get a classical up-do done and you will not have to worry about your hair for the rest of your special day or night!

Down: Wearing your hair down, is a way many brides today are beginning to wear their hair. This is more of a casual or even romantic look that you want for your wedding. Most women wear their hair down everyday, so wearing your hair down in your wedding ceremony may be more comforting. If you have gorgeous, long hair that you have been growing out for your wedding, take advantage of this and show off your locks during your wedding!

   Also don’t forget the importance of getting your hair done professionally. This can save you on the day of your wedding. By your wedding day you will already have talked to your hairstylist multiple times, done a practice, and you will know how talented your hairstylist is. This helps create a stress free wedding day, and also your hair will be exactly how you imagined it! These professionals have done many wedding hairstyles and therefore, they are able to use this expertise to make you look your best in pictures. Yes, you might be good at doing your own hair, but do you know how it looks at all angles pictures are going to be taken? This is where sticking to the professionals is important!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Is Pinterest always the best way to go?

       Since 2010, Pinterest has become a social media craze in the wedding planning world. If you are unsure of what Pinterest is, no worries. Today I am going to give you a little information about Pinterest, and the positives and negatives it has when it comes to planning your wedding!
      Pinterest is a social media site that allows you to explore and find different ideas. These ideas include new recipes, wedding decorations, poses for bridal party pictures, fashion trends and much more. After exploring these new ideas you are able to "pin" the photo with the idea onto your own "pin" board. This enables you to view this photo whenever you want and also makes it possible for your friends and "followers" to see these new ideas that you have posted. When "pinning" these new ideas to your Pinterest, you are able to make multiple boards and label them however you would like. This is definitely a positive when it comes planning your wedding. You are able to label your different boards such as: dresses, flowers, ceremony, decorations, gift table, etc. Creating these different boards with specific labels will keep you very organized during this long wedding planning process. Another positive about Pinterest is the quickness. Since you are able to "pin" ideas you like, you are also able to "share" these ideas with other people. This can be very helpful when wanting to show your parents, maid of honor or wedding coordinator your new idea that you are excited about.
     Since Pinterest has become such a phenomenon over the past 3 years, it is not as great to use for every detail of your wedding. Although Pinterest is an awesome way to start off your wedding coordinating by looking up different color schemes, bouquets, centerpieces, etc.; it may not be the best way to plan everything in your wedding. Because of this phenomenon of brides looking for their ideas on Pinterest, weddings are becoming less and less unique. I believe brides cannot rely so much on  Pinterest, or new ideas and photos need to be posted on Pinterest. Also don't forget when looking for ideas, make sure you look for inspiration outside, in magazines and books. Although Pinterest does have some AMAZING ideas, it does not have all the best ideas out there! The best idea may even come from your own imagination and inspiration!

Here are some great ideas that might spark some inspiration of your own!


Inspiration Board: Sprinkles 

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Black Wedding Dresses… Ghoulish or Glamorous? You Decide.

The color black tends to remind us of funerals but today brides are wearing black down the aisle. According to an article I found on Yahoo, It seems that some brides are tired of the traditional white wedding dresses and there has been a growing interest in black dresses. This trend began a couple years ago when Vera Wang featured 15 black wedding dress looks in one of her runway shows and it is believed that Lady Gaga’s edgy look has had an impact on brides-to-be as well. But, black isn't for everyone so take a look and decide for yourself. 



Wedding Dress Superstition

Common Rhyme Regarding Wedding Dress Superstition

Married in White - You will have chosen right
Married in Grey - You will go far away
Married in Black - You will wish yourself back
Married in Red - You wish yourself dead
Married in Green - Ashamed to be seen
Married in Blue - You’ll always be true
Married in Pearl - You’ll live in a whirl
Married in Yellow - Ashamed of your fellow
Married in Brown - You will live out of town
Married in Pink - You fortune will sink

Are You A Traditional Bride?

Not every bride will follow traditions when it comes to getting married but for those of you who want to or aren’t really sure what the traditions are I have taken the time to list them for you along with their meanings.

Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue, a silver sixpence inside your shoe

Old represents the guests in attendance that are already married.
New represents the newlyweds and the beginning of their new life together.
Borrowed signifies something that the bride must give back
Blue is associated with the bride's virginity and purity.
Silver is any type of silver coin that is tucked into one of the bride's shoes to represent wealth and prosperity.

White Wedding Dress

The wedding dress nowadays is usually believed to have to be white or ivory, as this symbolizes purity.

Bridal Bouquet

The type of flowers the bride clutches during the wedding ceremony signifies her emotions towards the marriage.  
The Veil and the Bridesmaids
The purpose of the bride wearing a veil dates back to when people believed evil spirits were around to try and ruin the wedding ceremony. The bride wore a veil to cover her face so evil spirits would not know she was the bride. Likewise, bridesmaids were made part of the ceremony to surround the bride, so evil spirits would be confused about who the actual bride was, and leave. Many couples today still honor these customs, but use the veil to hide the bride's face until it is first revealed to her groom. The bridesmaids are chosen to help the bride celebrate her happy day. This is also true for the ushers to celebrate with the groom.


Rings, because of its circular shape, symbolize eternity, endlessness… thus a never-ending marriage. 

Flower Girls

They spread petals down the aisle for the bride to walk on flowers.   The flowers the girls carry or strew about symbolize fertility and hope. 

Ring Bearer

The Ring Boy or Ring Bearer is a young boy who is special to the couple and is tasked to carry a pillow with the wedding rings on it during the procession. 

Throwing Rice

The act of attendants throwing rice at the new couple after their wedding ceremony signifies that they wish the couple happiness and prosperity.

Wedding Car

The wedding car is the first venue for a couple to be alone and have privacy after they leave the church or the reception. It is considered ill luck when the car won't start or breaks down. 

Throwing the Bouquet

Single ladies in attendance at the wedding reception are invited to come up and try to catch the bride's bouquet. This is a custom that represents which lady will be the next to be married.

 Catching the Garter

Garters are a fertility symbol and the person who catches it will be married next per tradition. 

Wedding Cake

The wedding cake is cut together by the couple during the wedding reception.  Then the husband and wife exchange bites of the cake.  This is the first act the couple does together as husband and wife. The sweet wedding cake symbolizes caring and nurturance between the couple.  Wedding cakes are also usually white, to symbolize purity.  

Wedding Order of Events

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
Grand Entrance of Wedding Party
Cutting of Cake
Throwing of the Garter
Throwing the bouquet
Father Daughter Dance

Rehearsal Dinner

The rehearsal dinner is given as a thanksgiving meal to the entourage who has come to practice the wedding march.  This is done very near to the wedding date.  The grooms family usual pays for the dinner.

So are you the traditional bride?