Sep 06

The Stress Free Bride To Be Stay Calm

Once you say yes the games will begin! Your mind will not stop. You will eat, sleep and breathe “wedding”. Some of the best advice I can give you do not make hasty decisions! First, figure out a budget. Once the budget has been determined the fun really starts. You have to decide how to spend it! You have the weight of the world on your shoulders, or at least you’ll feel that way at times. Again don’t make hasty decisions. Do not let a vendor push you to make a hasty decision. You will almost always hear a vendor say ” please let me know ASAP because I have had several inquiries about your date”. Not always, but many times that’s a sales tactic.

Some more of my “best advice”. Don’t diet, but start eating healthy, start taking a good daily multi-vitamin, drink water all day and get plenty of sleep. If you like wine drink a glass a day before bed.

By now you have looked at just about every wedding and bridal site, you have bought magazines, and begun researching venues. Go for it! Once you have spent some time looking at dress styles, decor, colors and venues take a few days and don’t look at anything. Just relax and visualize. What really sticks in your mind? What is it that you think you just have to have? Don’t try to copy other brides, and please beware of trends. Be you, you are who you are, and you are unique and beautiful.

You can hire a wedding planner, and your life will be simple. If you have the budget for a planner go for it! However, I would not recommend skimping on another vendor to hire a planner. You are an intelligent person, you got this. Vendors can offer excellent advice. More than likely your vendors have attended hundreds of weddings. They know what works, and what doesn’t. Don’t be shy, ask questions.

Now for my biased photographer’s opinion. Do not have a friend or relative photograph your wedding! In fact, in a perfect world, every couple would have an unplugged wedding, but we will go over that in a future post. Think about this for a minute. When the wedding is over, the flowers have died, the dress is stored or sold, what will you have left of one of the most important days of your life? Photographs!

Sep 06

Beach Wedding Dresses Tips

Nothing is more romantic that getting married on the beach. One important factor that many brides seem to stress over the most is their beach wedding dress. To your future husband he cannot see why you are stressing over a dress. He would think you were beautiful if you married him wearing a potato sack. The one thing about a beach wedding is that when selecting a dress pretty much anything would be appropriate, even a full-length white wedding dress. Before shopping for perfect dress, here are some things to think about.

Does it look good on you?

It would be great if you could walk into a shop and find the perfect dress in the first one you try on but every woman knows that is almost impossible. Take your time choosing a dress. Try them on and get a second opinion, look in the mirror at all angles, and if does not look good on you try another dress. You want to wear a dress that flatters your figure and wears well, even if you have to have it altered slightly.

The elements

The weather plays a very important part of the beach wedding attire. Not only do you have the weather but also the water, sun, and sand. If you plan a day wedding when the hot bright sun is overhead, choosing a heavy, bulky wedding dress with long sleeves would not be a good idea. For beach weddings, most brides will opt for strapless, sleeveless, or slip dresses that will help you stay cool in the sun. It is also advisable if you choose to have the traditional long white dress that it does not have a train. When you are escorted across the sand to your future husband, the train will be dragging across the sand. Not only is that not an attractive sight but the train will get very dirty. Choose a length that ends at or a few inches below your knees.

If you want to have a traditional veil do not choose the big cathedral veil because it will look very awkward to see it blowing in the ocean breeze. Use a small veil that just covers your face. When choosing your wedding dress think about the shoes because you do not want to attempt to walk across the sand in five-inch heels. Choose a nice pair of sandals or flats.

Venue

When choosing a setting for your wedding blend the tone and setting around your beach wedding dress. For example, if you were getting married on the beach in front of a five star resort, a casual dress and flip-flops would be too casual. To choose the right beach wedding dress, have a venue picked out first.