Wednesday, June 17, 2015; 3:53 PM
Many people have approached me lately asking me how I lost the weight I have. They want to know my plan, my daily routine, and my motivation. I have agreed to discuss it here. I hope in some small way I can be an inspiration to a few of you who are looking to reboot their lifestyle and their personal appearance and self-esteem. [More]
Monday, June 8, 2015; 9:00 AM
The day has finally arrived. You have your first appointment to try on a wedding gown for the first time ever. It is sure to be a momentous occasion. The most important decision is of course which gown to select. But second and almost as crucial is who you take along for the fitting. Mother? Maid of Honor? A friend or co-worker? Who is going to give you the most honest input? Who is going to drive you the least crazy in the process?? Trying on gowns is a very emotional process. So don't exacerbate it with someone who will make it all about them! [More]
Tuesday, March 31, 2015; 10:00 AM
Because infographics are fun to read, here's an infograhic all about marriage and divorce statistics! Hope you enjoy!
Some interesting highlights:
Almost half of marriages end in divorce...it's really sad!
Southern & Western states tend to get married more times than Northern & Midwestern states.
Women are more likely to get married than men, and are more likely to remarry more than once!
A little over half of recent marriages are the first marriage for the bride or groom. [More]
Friday, March 6, 2015; 11:00 AM
Just as the music for your ceremony is important in setting the mood and establishing the event, your music choices for your reception make just as much of a statement. Look for songs that accentuate your personalities and that establish the tone of the evening. Your entrance song should be something catchy and exciting to start the night off right. Choose songs that mean a lot for your first dance, and parent dance songs. For your cake cutting song, go with something fun to highlight that big moment. The anniversary dance should be a more sweet and sentimental song. The song selection for the bouquet and garter toss should be something fun and flirty or sexy to get your single guests excited. Finally, your last dance song choice should be something that makes a lasting impression, but subtly, or not so subtly lets your guests know the evening is almost over. Whatever songs you choose, make sure they fit your personality and make you feel good about your big day! I have compiled a list of ideas, to get you thinking below. Music is the key to your heart, so play it smart! [More]
Monday, February 9, 2015; 12:00 PM
As your ceremony is an important part of your wedding leading up to the celebration, your choice of music during the ceremony is extremely important. It sets the mood for the ceremony and can accentuate your personalities and your story as a couple. Just as there are several different ways you can execute your ceremony, there are many different genres of music you can add to the mix. Some brides prefer more classical/traditional music selections, while other brides more and more in the present day are looking for newer alternatives. If you prefer a fun and upbeat type of ceremony, choose some fun pop songs or fun oldies that all your guests know. On the other hand, if you prefer a more serious tone for your ceremony, go with classical songs, like instrumental compositions by famous composers such as Bach. There are even ways to incorporate more classical feel with newer music. You can hire a string quartet and have them play instrumental versions of your favorite songs. Look for songs that fit your personalty individually and as a couple, and make it memorable. Whichever genre or type of music you decide to use, just make sure you are comfortable with it. Be proud when you and your groom, as well as your bridal party walk down the aisle. [More]
Wednesday, January 28, 2015; 10:00 AM
Spring 2015 brings a cool and airy line of color trends. The prominent colors as according to Pantone are: Aquamarine, Scuba Blue, Lucite Green, Classic Blue, Toasted Almond, Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Custard, Marsala, & Glacier Gray. Keep a look out for these colors in the upcoming weddings. Here is a taste of the colors to look forward to this quickly approaching wedding season. [More]
Friday, January 16, 2015; 10:00 AM
So you just got engaged. Or your best friend just got engaged. In preparation for the big day, one big event to look forward to is the bridal shower. Some couples even have an engagement shower before the bridal shower. While the engagement shower is geared towards the couple, the bridal shower spotlights on the bride. Now, as a future bride I'm sure you're wondering when you can start planning your bridal shower. Only problem is it is not for you to plan! This gives guests the wrong impression that you are asking for gifts. Instead, this is the responsibility of your family, maid of honor, or bridesmaid to plan. And as a maid of honor, bridesmaid, or close family member wouldn't you love the opportunity to throw your girl a shower of love? If you are a bride reading this, pass this on to anyone interested in throwing a shower for you! [More]