Friday, 31 October 2014

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Wedding Dress Shopping: When You Don’t Have a “Say Yes To The Dress” Moment

Wedding dress shopping – even as a bride to be this phrase made me giggle inside, maybe it was the surreal thought that I was picking out the most beautiful dress that I was ever going to wear paired with the fact that I was so inexperienced at this whole wedding planning thing that it was funny. Shopping for my own wedding dress was awesome but also a tad strange. Even after I started pinning all of my favorite dresses, designers, styles and cuts, being reminded that I really was picking out my wedding dress made me feel giddy and anxious. Every wedding dress shopping experience is unique but I still felt there were some pressures to do it “right.”

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I enjoyed shopping for my wedding dress, I really did! I will admit thought that I had a tainted idea of what wedding dress shopping would be like. I was apprehensive about the big foo-foo dresses and tiaras, crazy high price tags, sashes, emotional Say Yes to the Dress moments with all eyes on me — things unfamiliar to me.

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My first stop was a quaint bridal boutique near Denver where my mom and maid of honor offered their support as I began perusing the endless numbers of gowns. Somewhere in the midst of grabbing handfuls of tulle and lace off the rack, I found the dress I would wear on my big day although I did not know it at the time. It wasn’t extraordinarily unique or extravagant, it was simple but it was perfect. And, like a great new song or album, it took me a while to really warm up to it. I thought that it could be the one but that thought had crossed my mind for a number of dresses. I almost felt bad for not being completely sure right away. I wanted to weigh my options. How was I supposed to not fall for every beautiful dress that I tried on?

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Many parts of the dress buying process I had anticipated (the smiles, excitement, the veil, the jaw dropping and complete awe of all things shiny and sparkly) but there were some parts of picking out a wedding dress that I was not expecting. I was not expecting to leave the bridal shop that day with my mind playing tug-of-war, should I buy the dress or not buy the dress? Is it the one or the fact that I’m asking if it’s the one means it isn’t? It felt like I was more uncertain walking out of the store than walking in.

ivory lace sweeheart wedding dress with pearls

After trying on another two dozen dresses and sleeping on it for almost a week I made the decision to go back in to the original wedding dress shop I had visited. I tried the dress on again and felt much more comfortable making a decision the second time around. When I finally made my decision I was certain. I didn’t have the “say yes” moment that some girls dream of but looking back I’m glad I took a different approach, people I loved had shared their opinions but ultimately it was up to me. It was no less exciting for me and I didn’t absolutely love my dress any less than the girl who knew her dress the moment she saw herself in the mirror. I learned that it really is okay to not have a “say yes” moment in front of a audience. I missed out on a couple claps and cheers but there was plenty of that on the wedding day.

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The pressures of having a revelatory moment can cause unnecessary stress and strain on something that should be enjoyable and exciting. Don’t feel like you are not choosing the right dress if you don’t walk out of the dressing room and immediately want to ring the bell. Take your time deciding and ruling out other options. There are so many drop dead gorgeous wedding dresses – how the heck are we supposed to pick only one in a single moment? There are dozens of right ones. If you put it on and you can’t stop smiling that’s a good sign, but unless you are strapped for time why not keep looking? Be smart and enjoy this time in the wedding planning process!

 

Before beginning your wedding dress shopping make sure to browse local wedding dress boutiques  and make appointments in advance and don’t forget the 5 things you should bring when wedding dress shopping! Best of luck mywedding brides!

 

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Purple Stripey Pattern Wedding Canvas Bag | Wedding Stationery







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Pretty wedding stationery with a purple and lilac stripey background. If you love stripes you will love all the purple striped wedding stationery in this store.

Customize and Personalize the stationery in this store by clicking the orange 'customize it' button. You can add some text or change the picture to design your own gift or treat for someone special.

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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Elegant Black White Wedding Invitations Initial | Wedding Stationery







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Elegant Wedding Invitation Monogram Design by Elke Clarke ©2008. Customize with your monogram, names and wedding colors. Add all your wedding information on the back of the card using Zazzle's easy to use menu prompts. Comes with blank white envelope. For matching accessories see links below.





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Having a wedding abroad? These places are the best value…

Peak wedding season may be coming to an end in the UK, but couples looking to get married this autumn might be wise to get hitched in Hawaii, tie the knot in Thailand or ring the wedding bells in Bali, especially if they’re tying to save the pennies…

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New research from foreign exchange experts, Currencies Direct, reveals that the average wedding abroad now costs around £7,000, including the ceremony, photography, overseas reception and a honeymoon stay – this compares to the average £21,000 cost of a wedding in the UK.

Of the most popular destinations for overseas weddings, South Africa – with the opportunity to get hitched on Table Mountain or even in a game reserve – offers the best value with the British pound up 35% against their local currency. Just behind is the home of the barefoot beach weddings, Bali, followed by sunny Australia, Thailand and Mauritius.

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Currencies Direct’s top tips for getting hitched overseas…

  • If there’s a quite a few in your wedding party, you might get a better rate for your spending money if you agree to buy your currency together, and in advance. A specialist exchange company will give you a better rate than your high street bank.
  • Get costs from your suppliers in the local currency, and pay them in the local currency – this will give you a much better exchange rate than one set by the hotel or wedding venue on the ground!
  • If you’re looking to spend big and have several suppliers to pay, it can be better value to set up a local account and transfer the money over in a single lump sum using a specialist foreign exchange broker. This means you’ll get the best rate, minimise commission and fees, and avoid losing out on multiple transfers.
  • If you do need to make multiple overseas payments, make sure you do it online through a currency specialist. You’ll generally avoid fees that way.
  • Unless you spontaneously elope, you’re probably not going to get married for several months at least. Look at getting a Forward contract – a ‘buy now, pay later’ transaction, where you lock in the current rate for a future purchase in the next 12 months, or a Limit order.

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For more top advice on having a wedding abroad, head to our Weddings Abroad category. We’ve got many more ideas from the best place for you, to what to avoid, and what to wear!

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Pink Wedding Rings Pattern Postage Stamp | Wedding Stationery







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A pretty pattern of wedding rings with diamonds on a pink background. This wedding ring pattern looks perfect on wedding invitations, thank you cards, save the date cards and many more great products to make your big day unique to you and that extra bit special!

Customize and Personalize the stationery in this store by clicking the orange 'customize it' button. You can add some text or change the picture to design your own gift or treat for someone special.

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Elegant Floral Wedding Invitation Postage Stamps. Photography and design by Elke Clarke ©2008. Customize with your names and wedding date.



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Wedding Dress Trends & Tips

You may not know this, but here at mywedding we’re right smack dab in the middle of The Dress month. What does this mean for you? All the best things of course — like a quiz to help you discover which style of wedding dress best matches your personality, fun interviews with some of our favorite designers and, above all the rest, piles and piles of articles focused on one of our all-time favorite matrimonial details, the wedding dress. So from wedding dress trends to wedding dress shopping tips and all the fashion inspiration a bride-to-be could ever need, here’s a list of our favorite little white dress related posts.

advice on wedding dress shopping

Feeling overwhelmed about finding your dream dress? Keep this in mind as you start your search!

blush outdoors

Colorful wedding dresses are a trend we’ve been seeing for a while now, but these blush dresses are still some of our favorite.

black and grey wedding dresses

These black and grey wedding dresses take the colored wedding dress to a new level of elegance and edge.

complete guide to wedding dress silhouettes

From a-line wedding dresses to sheaths and trumpet silhouettes, you can find all the answers to your wedding dress silhouette questions right here, plus tips for which dress shapes are flattering for different body types.

watters

We love wedding dresses with sleeves. Seriously, this trend is stunning. It also happens to be perfect for fall and winter weddings, which leads us to…

fall wedding dress trends

five fall wedding dress trends you may want to keep your eye on. Like this crop top wedding dress. Nontraditional and kind of perfect.

five things to bring wedding dress shopping

If you’re just starting out your wedding dress search, here are five things to remember to bring with you when you go wedding dress shopping.

five things to remember when you go wedding dress shopping

These wedding dress shopping tips are great, too (number three is one of the best pieces of dress shopping advice we’ve come across. Seriously, it’s a good one!)

wedding dress with unique details

If you’re having trouble finding a dress style you love, check out the unique details on these gowns.

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We’ve got a soft spot for wedding dresses with statement backs – like this one. And this one.

retro tea-length wedding dress

Can’t choose a wedding dress but know exactly what style your wedding will be? This post will help you narrow down your options by looking at some of the most popular wedding themes.

Looking for even more wedding dress inspiration? We know right where you can find it.



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A pretty pattern of wedding rings with diamonds on a pink background. This wedding ring pattern looks perfect on wedding invitations, thank you cards, save the date cards and many more great products to make your big day unique to you and that extra bit special!

Customize and Personalize the stationery in this store by clicking the orange 'customize it' button. You can add some text or change the picture to design your own gift or treat for someone special.

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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

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Want a short-haul honeymoon destination? Try Cyprus!

Where could be more romantic for your first holiday as husband and wife than the birthplace of the goddess of love herself? Richard Jones explored Cyprus, the short-haul honeymoon hotspot…

Just a few miles inland from the legendary Aphrodite’s Rock near Latchi, western Cyprus, lies Paradisos Hills. Co-owner Soulla Charalambous and her family built their 15-room (with another 12 rooms on their way) boutique hotel in memory of their father Andreas near the village of Lysos, the home of his wife Theodosia.

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Paradisos Hills is a kind of retreat with its breathtaking mountainside location providing stunning views of Chrysochou Nay, Paphos Forest and the Akamas Peninsula all amidst a romantic atmosphere of peace and tranquility.  Also, thanks to the warm, welcoming nature of Soulla and her clan, honeymooners or wedding parties will feel like they have been invited to stay over at the luxury home of an extended Cypriot family.

Throughout the week, there is a lot going on at the hotel, and considering Paradisos Hills’ relatively small size and constant calm at the place, each day there seems slightly different! Varying cuisine is served each evening in the restaurant, with Soulla and her sister Niki also running cookery classes involving mouthwatering Cypriot and Mediterranean dishes. Hikers and cyclists regularly call in for a bit to eat or a glass of wine, and to share a tale of two, with Niki’s Sunday lunch and Friday night Indian buffet being particularly popular!

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Paradisos Hills is fully equipped to host a range of functions, including wedding ceremonies and receptions. The entire hotel is available for hire to groups large or small, perfect for accommodating any wedding guests.

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Do as the locals do

If you’re one of those people who believes that when you’re abroad, you should do as the locals do, then Paradisos Hills ticks that box too. You’re able to have beautiful and friendly days out and about around the island, and the hotel is just a 15-minute drive south of Polis, and 40 minutes from Paphos meaning you can easily explore the largest island in the Med on your honeymoon.

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Of course, public transport is available in Cyprus, but unfortunately, as with many Mediterranean destinations, not the most reliable! Therefore, the best way to get around is renting a car. Driving around the island is pretty relaxed and straightforward and, as most road conventions and markings are exactly the same as the UK’s, it will seem like a doddle to British motorists.

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Most UK visitors to western Cyprus spend their time lapping up the warm sunshine and swimming in the sparkling blue sea at the beaches of Latchi, Coral Bay and Pomos, as well as days out in Paphos, too. Romantica is the ideal place for a spot of lunch or early evening meal that serves absolutely delicious dishes within a stone’s throw away from the municipal beach.

Wall-to-wall sunshine

You can’t talk about Cyprus without mentioning the climate, and wedding and honeymoons are popular all year round on this sun-kissed island. April and May are very pleasant, being not too different from a summer’s day in the UK. July and August are the months to go for when you’re a couple who like it hot! Although there aren’t any guarantees, you can be almost certain that a summer ceremony in Cyprus will have lots of sunshine and no sign of rain!

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With all the sun, it’s probably a good idea to find somewhere to cool off. Another half an hour or so down the road from Paphos is the city of Limassol, and just on the outskirts is the famous Fasouri Watermani waterpark – a great way to cool down after a hot day, we think! Here, couples can lounge around on the sunbeds or try out the lazy river, whilst any young ones you might have with you can enjoy splashing around in the kids’ pool.

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If a waterpark doesn’t float your boat, then you could always go for a swim in the sparkling Med near Aphrodite’s Rock – who knows, you might just end up being blessed with eternal beauty.

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Find out more…

Boutique, family-run hotel Paradisos Hills in Lysos, Western Cyprus, offers rooms on a bed and breakfast basis from just 60 Euros per night in 2014. Currently the hotel has a special offer whereby guests who stay for one week, will receive one night free. For accommodation, wedding and event enquiries, contact Soulla at info@paradisoshills.com.

Leading leisure airline Jet2.com offers friendly low fares, great flight times, and a generous 22kg baggage allowance to Paphos Airport from many UK airports. Flights start from £75 one way including taxes. For more information, visit www.jet2.com

Petrides Rentals in Polis provided car hire for the Akamas region. For enquiries, just visit http://ift.tt/133AnUV

Whether you’re looking for a destination for your wedding abroad or for your honeymoon, we’ve got lots more tips for you right here…

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Favor bags with pretty pattern of wedding rings with diamonds on a pink background. This wedding ring pattern looks perfect on wedding invitations, thank you cards, save the date cards and many more great products to make your big day unique to you and that extra bit special!

Customize and Personalize the stationery in this store by clicking the orange 'customize it' button. You can add some text or change the picture to design your own gift or treat for someone special.

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This simply elegant Bride and Groom ornament with the names and wedding date, and your photo. Perfect for your first Christmas as a married couple! Great gifts for newlyweds!



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mywedding Musings: Little White Dress Bridal Shop

 

Little White Dress Bridal Shop is a place where they love what they do and work really hard to provide an excellent wedding dress shopping experience, as well as, amazing designers to choose from. They work with designers who are not only wonderful people but who also are extremely  talented and create beautiful gowns. Having the chance to sit down with owner, Cate Malone, it is clear that she totally understands what a special time this is for every bride and that Little White Dress is here to help!

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Where do you start?

We really love making a great first impression here and love presenting a welcoming and friendly environment. We bring the bride and her guests to her area and we all sit down together.

Then, we say, so tell me about your wedding. We really pride ourselves in making a connection with our brides and knowing all the little details about her and the day that she’s been dreaming about. A lot of brides have been planning their wedding for a really long time so they have a lot of ideas, thoughts and opinions – and then other brides, they haven’t done that at all and this is brand new for them and are kind of unsure what’s ahead of them.

This is a great opportunity to educate the bride of all the different styles of wedding gowns there are so we usually  suggest that she try on a variety of styles so that she can see herself in different necklines and different fabrics. We just want her to feel comfortable and see what she feels most beautiful in.

What sets Little White Dress apart from other bridal shops?

I think it’s our friendly and welcoming environment. It’s a very helpful and educational environment. We spend a lot of time with our brides learning about them, their style, their personality and their wedding. We also educate them a lot on the different designers, styles and fabrics so that they can make the best possible decision about the different options that are available to them.

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Do you have a favorite designer?

We just got two new Jenny Packham gowns in the other day and I am in love, they are amazing! I just adore Claire Pettibone, she’s just genius and her new collection is brilliant as always. Matthew Christopher and Liancarlo.. it’s just too hard to narrow it down!

Do you have any advice for the bride on her wedding day? 

The advice that I just gave my daughter on her wedding day and the advice that I give every bride is to just remember to take a moment whenever you can throughout the day to just look around you and take it all in. Really experience and be present for that moment and everything that is going on so that you can enjoy it and remember it.

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October is The Dress Month at mywedding and we want to see your favorite dress details!

To enter The Dress by mywedding Photo Contest, simply share a photo of your dress or your favorite detail from your dress by October 31,2014.

Our outstanding fans will vote on their favorite dress detail and the winner will receive a $500 Visa Gift Card!



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A pretty pattern of wedding rings with diamonds on a pink background. This wedding ring pattern looks perfect on wedding invitations, thank you cards, save the date cards and many more great products to make your big day unique to you and that extra bit special!

Customize and Personalize the stationery in this store by clicking the orange 'customize it' button. You can add some text or change the picture to design your own gift or treat for someone special.

Pick and Mix from lots of matching stationery and stationery with different designs in the Pix and Mix Stationery Store






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