Beach weddings are very romantic and laid back. They are usually destination weddings and you may want to send your guests home with something more than sand in their shoes for traveling the distance. These beach favors can be bought at many stores, but for a great steal try large discount stores, like Ross or Marshalls. There are great beach themed items available at these stores, but the only problem is you cannot buy in bulk. Certain things you might want to look into are:
Shell design place card holders.
Beach-themed glass coaster wedding favors.
Flip-flop photo frames.
Starfish wine stoppers.
Beach pail candle holder favors.
Hot Wedding themed sunscreen favors.
Palm tree wedding favor boxes.
Palm tree themed soap.
Want a great workout and get a little sexy time in? Well try a pole workout! This pole workout will definitely help you strength train and keep everything tight, but moreover it will teach you a couple of fun tricks for the night of your wedding. These pole workouts use a lot of upper body and core strength so if you are planning on wearing a strapless or body hugging dress, this is the workout for you! You might want to call in to your honeymoon hotel to add a little pole-errific surprise!
The rehearsal dinner is the build up for the wedding day. This is an event where you get to enjoy the company of your family, wedding party and any additional invited guests before the chaos of the wedding day festivities. Your family has worked tirelessly to put this event together and if your soon-to-be in-laws are hosting the event it could be their chance to be intimately involved in some planning for the big day. Enjoy the evening, chat with as many people as you can and soak up the relaxed, positive energy!
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Invite all the married couples onto the dance floor at your wedding reception and ask couples to sit down based on the number of years they've been married. The couple that's been married the longest will finish out the dance, while the other guests look on in awe.
The last in our series of beauty advice from Bride Magazine for your twelfth month is to get a facial. You want to book this a month prior to your wedding in case of peeling or redness. Extractions can also irritate your skin so make sure this facial is not too close to any big day. If booked far enough in advance, yet close enough to your big day, your skin should look amazing. Every bride should glow on her wedding day and a facial is a great way to get that look.
If you're planning to have a slideshow presentation, make sure it's under 10 minutes. You don't want to get overwhelmed staring at the screen for too long or losing guest attention. Your reception will go by so fast, you want to be able to spend time with your guests.
When choosing a veil, Lori London, in her interview with The Knot suggests, "Proportion is important. For a leaner look, short veils should end at a horizontal line on the gown's design, such as below an Empire-cut bustline or at a waist sash. Long veils should extend a few inches past the gown hem."Photo courtesy of Sharpe Photographers
Is it like pulling teeth to get your guy to go get fitted for his suit or tux?? Get him to sign up for the Trunk Club. The Club takes out all the anxiety for men about shopping: going to the mall, getting approached by sales reps, constant up sells. This allows your guy to order and try on his fits in the comfort of his own home! He works with a stylist via a webcam (if you don't have one, they'll send you one), tries on the clothes and only keeps what he likes.
The wedding aisle often gets overlooked. When you make your grand entrance all eyes are on you as well as the aisle you walk down. So don't forget to dress it up! There are several ways to do it too. We especially liked an aisle we saw recently at an outdoor wedding with a water background. The walk way was filled with pastel zigzagging flower pedals leading the way. It was amazing! You may also add metal flower buckets or bins to the end of the aisle chairs. Either way, you will enhance the aisle way for your walk to the altar.
When picking your flower girl and ring bearer outfits make sure to keep it casual and comfortable. No one wants a crying kid to get you flustered on your wedding day! If you are having a beach wedding or a casual wedding make sure to dress the flower girl and ring bearer in comfortable linens and shoes they can walk in like top siders. This comfort will go a long way!
Have you met Monica and Marvin yet? These two have the best insight on everything weddings from the wedding checklist to fancy wedding ideas. They might look like a couple of monkeys, but they know their fare share about your big wedding day! Marvin likes to take the wedding planner duties and Monica comes up with clever wedding ideas, but also keeps everyone on track with her amazing wedding checklist. These two are always open to questions and willing to help at anytime!