Island getaways have always been honeymoon faves, but it may be hard to find the perfect one for you. Here are the top 10 islands honemooners choose to go to according to Brides Magazine:
1. Jamaica - great for the partiers at heart
2. Bahamas - hello casinos!
3. Aruba - english friendly
4. US Virgin Islands - gorgeous golden stretches of sand
5. St. Lucia - perfect for nature lovers
6. Cayman Islands - great for diving and known for their turtles
7. Dominican Republic - best prices in the region with a latin flare
8. Barbados - english country side with tropical weather
9. Turks and Caicos - low profile with crystal clear water
10. British Virgin Islands - the beach lovers' beaches
Glossy lips are the current trend, we all know. But what are some yummy and long lasting lip glosses that really work? There are a few! We love lip glosses from Victoria's Secret Beauty Rush line. They are priced right at $7 each or 4 for $20! They come in a handy tube and super yummy flavors. They are very glossy which was a requirement to make our list of faves. Our favorite flavor from VS is Hot Coconut. We are also mad about Nars lip gloss in the color Wonder and Too Faced Glamour in their silly-named color, Chihuahua Bite. One of the best things about lip gloss vs. lipstick is when glosses transfer onto his lips, they barely show at all, saving him from much heckling! When you say your "I do's" and finally get to lay a big kiss on your husband, he won't mind the taste of Hot Coconut along with your lovely lips.
Wednesday, October, 7 2015 • Florals • by Dynamite Weddings
No more crooked boutonniÃ¨res! Make sure to assign someone to pin the flowers on the menâ??s tuxedos â?? remember that the florist may be gone by the time the bridal party arrives. It is wise to select an experienced person to pin the flowers â?? you donâ??t want the boutonniÃ¨res falling off during the ceremony.
Tuesday, October, 6 2015 • Cloud Nine • by Dynamite Weddings
Set aside at least one day each week for an activity day. If you have little ones, you can play anything from tag to Chutes and Ladders. For older kids, you can set up a day playing ball at the field or a more age appropriate board game. If you donâ??t have any children, you can spend this time with your partner playing a little â??one on oneâ?? game of hoops or perhaps a mean game of chess, checkers or kick bootie on the Wii. This is a perfect way to ensure that the whole family gets quality time together and everyone is sure to have a good time.Photo courtesy of The Memory Journalists
Ask your guests to send in key words or phrases that inspire them through their relationships before the wedding. You can use these inspirations as table names or parts of the favors. Photo provided by and check out Rae Dunn.com.
Sunday, October, 4 2015 • Planning • by Dynamite Weddings
Many new brides are opting to not wear a wedding band. With so many new ring styles, including filigree and jewels along the sides of rings, many brides feel that the original engagement ring is "enough". Although this sometimes confuses more traditional folks into assuming you're still engaged, you have to do what feels comfortable to you. If a band adds too much, don't let your fiance spend on a ring you may not wear.
Saturday, October, 3 2015 • Photography • by Dynamite Weddings
A new trend that is just becoming popular all across the states is event painting. Event painting is when an artist comes to your wedding with a blank canvas and renders an impressionistic style, one-of-a-kind, piece of artwork, live. The painting is completed within 3-6 hours so that your guests can see the final painting as the leave your event.
Have you seen the latest in guest book alternatives? We are loving these adorable signature plates. These hand-painted personalized wedding signature plates can be created just for your wedding. The really neat thing is they only need to be baked in your home oven to seal on the signatures. We found two great companies who create these super cool plates and platters. Check out Signature Plates by Naked Plates, LLC or Celebration Signature Plates. Both companies will work with you to create your unique plate or platter with a wide selection of color and design choices.
Thursday, October, 1 2015 • Planning • by Dynamite Weddings
Be careful when planning the schedule for the big day! Many brides fail to take the â??unknownsâ?? into account â?? bad traffic, guests getting lost, or even a pair of shoes mistakenly left at home can cause large delays. If you plan some extra time into your schedule as a buffer, these things can be avoided.
Most everyone loves tapas! Have fun with your food and serve a variety of appetizers at your reception. Why serve one great dish when you can have five delicious small plates? In fact, many diet experts say that eating a little of several different varieties of food is a very satisfying way to eat. You can serve anything from bite size fish tacos, mini sliders, mini mac and cheese, zucchini fries in cones, the list is endless. You don't have to be like most and serve a buffet or a sit down dinner. Remember, anything big made small is ultra fun for parties!
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!