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Monday, October 15, 2018

Feeling Truly Ready For Your Wedding Day

When you know that you have your wedding day coming up soon, it is almost impossible not to feel overwhelmed
from time to time. Let’s say you already have the day itself planned out and ready to go - even so, it’s likely that you
are going to find yourself feeling more than a little nervous about the day and getting yourself ready for it as well as
you can. Feeling ready for it is a matter of getting a few things in order in your mind and in other respects, and those
are what we are going to take a look at in this post. As long as you are focusing on some of the following, you should
find that you can much more effectively get yourself feeling truly ready for your big day ahead.


The Psychological Side


Most people have nerves when it comes to their wedding day, and probably you are going to have butterflies in the
whole fortnight before the actual day itself. You’ll then find that it suddenly creeps up on you without you knowing,
and that is the truly shocking thing. Regardless, you need to find a way to manage it properly for the sake of your
own mind, and that can be one of the harder things to do here. Managing your own emotions can be tough when
you are on the verge of the biggest day of your life, so it’s necessary to learn about some of the coping strategies
you might need to use in order to feel a little better about it all.


First of all, the more able you are to keep calm in yourself, the better, so it might be a great time to take up a
deep breathing practice or simple meditation. Carrying that out at night is going to ensure that you feel as calm
as possible in the days, and particularly on the day itself. You will also want to make sure that you genuinely do
have everything ready for the day - as long as you do, you will experience much less stress on the whole, so it’s
vital to be sure of this. Finally, remember that you can always talk to your husband-to-be or your bridesmaids if
you are feeling worried or anxious. With their help, you should be able to feel much more ready and stable once
you get to the day itself.


Beauty


Because you obviously want to look your best, you are going to have to make sure that you are doing
everything you can to make that happen. The truth is that there are a few key things in particular which
brides tend to focus on, and you will want to make sure that you are thinking about these if you are to feel
as ready as possible for your wedding day. Let’s take a look at each of the beauty concerns in order so that
you can be sure you are going to feel as ready as possible for the day itself.


Firstly, most people want to make sure that their teeth are in the best possible condition on the day. This is one
of those things that you might not have thought about until it comes to getting yourself ready, but the earlier you
do think about it, the better. Many people have cosmetic concerns with their own dental hygiene, and it’s important
to make sure that you are as happy as can be with your own teeth before you get married. This could mean that
you just need to focus on keeping them perfectly clean and perhaps using some whitening products. Or it might be
that you are due a visit to the dentist, in which case make sure you arrange for that to happen with plenty of time
between that and the wedding day itself, just in case you need to heal at all. If you are happy with your teeth, you
are probably going to be happy overall.


Secondly, you’ll want to make sure that you are definitely going to be happy with your hair as well, and this is something that you can’t really overlook if you want to look the part on your wedding day. Obviously you will probably have a professional hairdresser on the day helping you out, but you still need to focus on it before that day too, so that you can be sure that you are really going to keep it in the best possible state for the wedding day. Do that, and you will be much happier with how you look on the whole.


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Saturday, October 13, 2018

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Frankenmuth, A Not So Far Destination Wedding


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If you live within the Greater Metro Detroit Area, there is a big chance you have visited Frankenmuth at some point in your life. You might associate it with Christmas, Fried Chicken, German Folklore, or even just past family memories. If you are dreaming of a real-life story book wedding, Frankenmuth might be the destination for you.

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For example, did you know that Frankenmuth has multiple horse drawn carriage companies that operate in their town? Imagine riding down main street on your big day, pasting by the Bavarian inspired buildings and cute little shops.

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Frankenmuth has a gorgeous outdoor area by the Cass River with giant willow trees overhead for a perfect ceremony space or you can always get married at one of the many gorgeous venues around town.

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The multiple shops, local brewery, season festivals and outdoor activities make for a perfect weekend getaway for not just the lucky couple, but your guest as well. Best part? No worries of airfare prices.



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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hen & Stag Do Essential Planning Advice

Whether you are in the process of planning your own hen and stag do, for yourself and your partner, or
you are chief bridesmaid and are working with the best man to plan the hen and stag dos of your nearest
and dearest friends, it can all feel a little overwhelming. The hen and stag dos are a vital part of a wedding,
and so naturally you want to ensure that you organise the very best experiences.


Of course, the issue often is that not everyone knows how to plan these kinds of things and ensure that they go without a hitch.
The good news is that you can easily learn how to plan the most amazing celebration, it’s
just a case of taking the time to carefully think things through and get to grips with what it takes to organise the
most amazing events to mark this momentous occasion.




For all of the best tips and ideas and a bucket full of inspiration, read on - below is everything that you need to
know about hen and stag do planning.


The destination is key


First things first, when it comes to hen and stag do planning, it’s essential that you remember that the destination
is key. All of the best hen and stag dos have the most amazing destinations, so it’s crucial that you are selective
about where you opt to go. It doesn’t have to be somewhere abroad to be amazing, it’s just a case of being smart
about where you choose to head to.


Whether it’s a fancy hotel and golf club for the guys and a spa hotel for the girls or different ideas for a stag do that’s
all about outdoor adventures and more low key event for the hen do, it doesn’t matter. The fact is that as long as you
choose the right destination, everything should go to plan and both the hen and stag dos should be amazing.


It’s the little things that have a big impact


When it comes to organising these kinds of things, it’s essential to remember that it’s always the little things that have
the biggest impact. Cute, quirky accessories for everyone in the hen and stag parties to wear can go down a treat.


If you’re not sure what kinds of accessories it should be, take a look on Pinterest for hen and stag do ideas - you are
sure to find some amazing pieces of inspiration. A popular hen and stag do accessory to have is alcoholic sweets and
lollipops as these offer a unique twist on traditional sweets and are a lot of fun at the same time.


Create a hashtag


Don’t forget to encourage people to share photos of the hen and stag dos online on social media. A great way to ensure
that all of the photos can be found more easily is to use a hashtag to tie them all together. Create a hashtag for the hen do
and the stag do, and encourage everyone in the two parties to use them when sharing their photos online.

When it comes to organising a stag and hen do, there’s a lot that you need to consider, but hopefully the tips and advice
above will help you to do that effectively.


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Monday, October 8, 2018

NewAir 85-Can Beverage Cooler

I love my new NewAir 85-Can Beverage Cooler for my office. It is great and really convenient when I am in here working on weddings. I can just grab a beverage instead of going down to the kitchen and get distracted.

It has plenty of room and keeps everything really nice and cold. It's really compact and fits nicely in the corner of my office. I love that it came with a lock so when I do add adult beverages my nephew can't get to them or drink all of my other beverages. I really like the light also so at night I can quickly find what I am looking for.

This would make a nice addition to other spaces to like a basement / movie area, the garage, family room or even your bedroom. I know I get thirsty sometimes in the middle of the night. The compact design will fit pretty much anywhere. It stores up to 85 cans or a mix of drinks like I have placed in my new cooler. It cools down to 34 degrees and there are seven custom thermostat settings to get it to your desired temperature. Another benefit is the racks are adjustable to make room for larger bottles.










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Saturday, October 6, 2018

4 Must See Bridal Expos in Metro Detroit



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As brides prepare for their upcoming weddings, it can be hard to figure out where to begin. A great way to see plenty of different options and find what works best for you would be to attend a bridal expo. Below we have listed four must see bridal expos.

#1 Whimsical Occasions Wedding Event Show in Troy 1/13/2019

#2 A Lovely Day Bridal Show in Southfield 10/7/2018

#3
Brides-to-Be Show in Grosse Pointe Farms 4/28/2019

#4 Michigan Bridal & Wedding Expo Pontiac 4/28/2019

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

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What To Remember Before You Get Married

Sure, there may be a lot of things you’d like to do before you tie the knot. Traveling the world, for example,
and getting an education - yet, these things are still possible even though you’re married.


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Certain things should be taken care of, on the other hand, not because they’re so much fun but simply
because it will make your married life a little bit better.


Here is a handful of things you should take care of before you say your ‘I do’ so that you can start your
new chapter with a bit more confidence.


First: Talk about your goals


Most couples who are about to get married know very well that certain topics should be discussed first.
How we think about family life, for example, is a big one as it would be quite the disappointment to figure
out that your fiance doesn’t want kids when you really want them.


These topics tend to be quite obvious, though, and you don’t really need a reminder about this before your
wedding. Yet, some couples focus so much on the immediate futures such as having children and where
they’d like to live as a married couple, that they forget about the long-run; what do you want to get out of
your life together?


Discuss your financial goals, your career goals, and try to understand where your partner would like to end
up in not just five years - but also ten and twenty. By discussing this, you’ll both be on the same path in terms
of your future goals.


Next: Settle your finances


Some debt is hard to shake off immediately, though, such as student loans. While you might not be able to get
rid of this as fast as you’d like, it’s a good idea to try to be as healthy financially as possible.


This means that you may want to get a personal loan to consolidate credit card debt or find a way to get rid of
assets you’re not going to use. Sell your old vehicle, for example, if it’s old and worn - and work out a budget
that’s going to be perfect for your future.


Figure out how you would like to keep track of your finances as well, though, as your partner may have a different
view than you. Some couples prefer to share everything in one bank account while others prefer separate finances
- choose whatever works for you, and see if you can find a compromise if you want different things.

One of the main challenges you’re going to have to overcome as a married couple is to learn how to compromise.
The sooner you learn this, the better - so you might as well start to practice right away.


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Planning the Perfect Wedding YOUR Way

Weddings are a time when two hearts meet as one and romance and love blossom in front of hundreds of people.
There are some amazing weddings out there, and hopefully, you are lucky enough to have the chance to
plan your own wedding. When it comes to the wedding day, you’re going to absolutely love the day itself, but
there are a lot of things that you’ll need to get right.


The simple fact is that planning the ideal wedding is not something that happens overnight. Nor is it something
that you just wake up one morning having decided on. It takes a lot of time, effort, and stress to be able to plan a
wedding, and you need to make sure you do things your own way. Here are some excellent ideas you can use to
plan the wedding of your dreams right now.


Choosing the Dress


There are a lot of things that you have to take into account when it comes to choosing the right wedding dress.
Sometimes it is a case of just following your heart and the style that interests you. When you are
getting ready for your wedding, you have to make sure you are focused on choosing the right garments.
The wedding dress is an essential part of the day, and this is something you have to get right as much as you can.


Go Offbeat


It’s boring being the same all the time and following what everybody else does. That’s why you need to make sure
you are focused on being as offbeat and original as you can. This means thinking outside the box and going for unique
and unusual choices for your wedding. For instance, if you want an unusual wedding photographer, check out
Marie Vanderpool Photography. You also need to think outside the box when it comes to color scheme and venue for
the event as well.




Be Strict With Your Budget


We all have a wedding budget, and some are higher than others. However, you need to make sure you stick to yours
as much as you possibly can. This is something that is going to be difficult, and it might cause an element of stress
in the process, but it is essential. There are a lot of things you have to think about when it comes to your budget,
and it’s essential to stay within budget.


Remember the Day is About You (Two)


You spend so much time, effort, money, and stress thinking about everyone else on your wedding day, but you mustn’t
forget that this day is about you. As a couple, this is your day to shine, and you two are the center of attention. Make
sure you take some time for you and do what you can to enjoy this as much as possible too.

As you can imagine, there is a lot to keep in mind when it comes to improving the way you plan your wedding. There
are so many things that you’ve got to consider, and it is important to make sure you stick to what you want. Planning
the ultimate wedding is something you need to get right as soon as you possibly can.

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Wedding By the Sea: 5 Best Places


There probably isn’t anything more romantic than watching the sunset over the sea or hearing the crash of the waves on the rocks, especially if you’ve got the person you want to spend the rest of your life with stood next to you.

This is the reason why weddings by the sea are always a popular choice. However, with a world so wide, how are you meant to decide where to hold your special day?
Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up five of the very best costal wedding destinations. Each place offers something different to the last, and each can be adjusted to suit different budgets and wedding party sizes.

So, whether you’re already planning your nuptials or you’re simply dreaming about the future, check out our top five wedding by the sea destinations for inspiration.

Amalfi Coast

For many happy couples, Italy is the perfect place to host a destination wedding. Not only does it offer some amazing scenery, but you can be sure that your wedding breakfast will be full of delicious meats and cheeses!
The Amalfi Coast is situated in the South of Italy and it exudes beauty and luxury. Clifftop towns like Positano and Sorrento will ensure that all of your wedding photos have a great backdrop, whilst islands like Capri will give you a feeling of exclusivity and glamour.

Barcelona

Whilst Barcelona may seem something of a tourist trap these days, there’s no denying that it boasts a rich history.
The Spanish city is steeped in great architecture and culture, making it perfect for those who want to get married somewhere which reflects their creative mind-sets.
Whilst we’d recommend travelling to just outside of the city for a low-key and private event, a tapas, vermouth and Cava filled reception definitely sounds dreamy too.

Devon

For those who have large wedding parties, or just want to be a little closer to home, Devon is the perfect destination for you.
The area is filled with rugged cliffs and secluded beaches, which are sure to give you that cosy and intimate vibe you’re after.
Larger towns like Torquay offer beautiful wedding venues, where you can host a luxury event and then take photos on the promenade afterwards, whilst private beaches can be hired throughout the county too.

Santorini

For many couples about to be married, there’s a good chance Santorini has entered the conversation at least once. Santorini is one of the world’s most popular honeymoon destinations, yet it’s also the perfect place for the main event too.
Santorini pairs serene landscapes with complete luxury. Host your big day in one of the island’s ‘vertical-villages’, such as Fira, Oia and Imerovigli, and you’ll guests are sure to be impressed.
The white-washed buildings create plenty of photo-opportunities and, as many of Santorini’s hotels boast amazing infinity pools which look out to sea, you can even invite everyone to have a quick dip at the reception!

Baja California

Although there are many beautiful beaches across the world, it’s definitely hard to beat the beauty of the Baja California coast in Mexico.
With white sand, blue seas and soaring cliffs, the Baja California coast makes for an exceptionally romantic and dramatic wedding destination.
In many of the resorts on the Baja California, you can get married on the beach itself and then enjoy a reception in one of the many oceanfront terraces.
What’s more, many venues offer barbeque menus, which means you can carry on your easy-going theme well into the night – with a margarita in hand of course!



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