Have You Created a Plan for Your Beauty Regimen?

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Being pretty is really important for you as a bride, right? Why wouldn’t it be? This is your magical day, the event you’ve been dreaming up for months and months (or even years). This is a unique day in your life and you deserve to feel at your very best!

So, how do you plan your beauty regimen? We have some tips for you – so read on and find out more.

  • 1 year. There are a lot of things you will have to start doing one year before the wedding – and finding a dermatologist surely lands among the most important ones. Also, this is the best time to have a professional laser hair removal (the process can take up to several months, so you want to make sure you start well ahead of time).
  • 9 months. Find a great aesthetician and get regular facials. Start managing stress better – and yes, this includes start planning your wedding with a bit more attention to detail. You need to be fresh and radiant on your wedding day – not stressed out and sad!
  • 5 months. If you want to get your skin chemically exfoliated, start doing this with about 5 months ahead of the wedding date. This way, you will be able to reap all the benefits (and make sure none of the potentially harmful effects influence you).
  • 3 months. Start cleansing your entire body. Juicing is a very good way to do this, but it’s definitely not the only way. Also, make sure you don’t starve yourself – that’s the worst thing you can do for your entire body, from your mind to your muscles.

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How to Replace Peonies if You’re Having a Cold Season Wedding

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Everyone loves peonies. They are romantic, they come in a lot of colors, and they work with an impressive array of wedding styles. What they don’t do, however, is bloom during the winter season – or not naturally, at least. This makes them quite scarce between September and March – and consequently, it makes them quite pricy as well.

How to replace peonies if you’re having a cold season wedding? We have some tips for you – continue reading if you want to inspire yourself.

  • English/ David Austen roses. Very similar to their “cousins”, English roses pose a lot of advantages. For starters, they bloom from October to May, meaning that they will be widely available during the entire cold season. More than that, they are just as ruffled and lovely as peonies, and they come in pretty much the same range of colors – making them a true competitor to the already-classic wedding blooms.
  • Double flowering tulips. Lovely, elegant, and sophisticated, tulips are also a very popular wedding flower. What if we told you there’s a bloom that has the same opulence as peonies and the simple elegance of tulips? Double flowering tulips can be found quite easily between June and November – and wow, what an amazing choice they are!
  • Now, here’s a fall wedding flower by definition! Sweet, a bit melancholic, poetic, and beautiful, these flowers are a great replacement or complement to peonies. They are extremely affordable between August and October and they are a great way to add more texture and richness to a cheaper peony bouquet (not to mention they look stunning as stand-alone blooms too!).

 

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Choose the Right Time of the Year for the Big Day

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Your wedding should be thoroughly planned from A to Z – and choosing a wedding season is most definitely among the first big steps to take towards your dream wedding. How to choose the right time of the year for the Big Day? Read on – we’ve gathered some tips to help you with this.

  • Love it. If you have a favorite season that inspires you and is representative for your personality, or even for your love story, go for it. Setting this as your wedding season will add even more meaningfulness to the Big Day, making it ideal from every single point of view! PS: Yes, all seasons are brilliant for weddings – it all depends on what you like more, in the end.
  • Save it. Looking for ways to save some money on the Big Day? Aside from minimizing the guest list, the next best thing you can do is being smart about the wedding season you choose. Vendors and venues tend to be more expensive between April and August, so taking any of the months outside of this time span will surely save you a good bunch of dollars.
  • Style it. Can you imagine an outdoor rustic wedding in the middle of winter? Even with the best tend and heaters, it might still end up… frozen. Thus, you should make sure your wedding season matches your ideal wedding theme, if you have something very particular in mind.
  • Compromise it. Sadly, you can’t have it all – so try to find compromise solutions to suit your needs. For instance, if you have a restricted budget but still want a summer wedding, you might want to set it at the beginning of September (it’s still very warm outside, but prices begin to drop).

 

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Best Tips for the Perfect Maid of Honor Speech

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Giving a wedding speech can be quite scary, especially when you are the Maid of Honor, the bride’s best friend, and one of the VIPs at the wedding. Yet, it’s something you just have to do – and there are many ways to help yourself create a truly memorable moment out of this.

How to write and deliver the perfect Maid of Honor speech? Read on and find out more.

  • Don’t talk about yourself too much – this is the bride and groom’s Big Day. Introduce yourself and talk a bit about how you met the bride, and how much you love her – but don’t go overboard with this. Also, don’t feel pressed to start the speech with a joke – better keep it honest and clean than tell a joke nobody will understand (or worse, a joke that will embarrass the bride).
  • Address both the bride and the groom. Sure, she is your best friend, and you will most likely focus more on her. But addressing the groom is also customary – so be sure to tell him how happy you are for having married your best friend and that you are thankful for the fact that she will take care of her.
  • Keep it short. We know you have a lot of things to say about the bride and how awesome she is, but the truth is that most guests will lose patience during a long speech. Make it easier for you and for them – keep it short and sweet!

 

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The Hottest Wedding Trends on Pinterest for 2018

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As a bride-to-be, you definitely go to Pinterest to inspire yourself. Yet, with so many options and ideas, it can be sometimes quite hard to distinguish between so-called trends and what brides are actually settling for when it comes to their Big Day.

What are the hottest wedding trends on Pinterest for 2018? We have gathered some of them right below – so read on if you want to find out more and inspire yourself.

  • Copper, gold, and silver – all together. Gold and silver weddings are no news, and copper has been trending for quite some time as well. But few brides have ever thought of bringing different types of metal together – particularly because it used to be considered a complete “no-no”. This year, however, we’re shown with a difference facet to this “unwritten rule” – and oh, how stunning combined metals look when they’re done the right way!
  • Sage as a wedding color. If you want to incorporate a trendy, fresh, and energizing color into your wedding, sage is a really beautiful way to do it. It will really bring a lot of style and uniqueness into your wedding, even if you simply choose to combine it with white (and maybe the aforementioned metallic colors). So pretty!
  • Spicy wedding menu. Looking to add a kick to your wedding menu? Search for spicy Moroccan recipes to incorporate or steal inspiration from. It’s really trendy this year – and we guarantee your guests will absolutely love the idea as well!

 

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Choose a Superb White Wedding Cake

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Your wedding cake is such an important piece of the Big Day! And although we’re sure you want this to be a really unique element, this doesn’t mean you have to rule out the option of a white wedding cake.

On the contrary! White cakes can look absolutely unique and beautiful when they are decorated with originality! Here are some ideas to inspire you:

  • Flowery lace. A white wedding cake will look absolutely stunning if you have it decorated with a lacey pattern (or, if you want to keep things even more feminine and pretty, a floral lacey pattern will be even more suitable). The white icing pattern will look so fantastic on the white cake – your guests will just LOVE it!
  • Almost naked. Looking for a wedding cake that’s suitable for a rustic chic or shabby chic wedding? Naked cakes have been hugely popular this year – so why not have one that has a little more frosting, but still not enough to completely cover the cake itself? This type of white cake will look really beautiful with fresh flowers and greenery on it!
  • Disk shaped. Considering a wedding cake that’s shaped a bit differently than most of them are? Opt for a disk shaped (rather than cylindrical) cake. It’s still very traditional and timeless, but the short height and the shape add a touch of refinement and uniqueness to the entire dessert look. Perfect for a modern wedding!

 

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