Tips to Have The Perfect Wedding

Plan Early

The moment you set your date you should begin wedding planning; you’ll need to be setting aside weekends and work holidays to attend wedding fairs and venue tours. The earlier you begin planning your wedding, the less stress it’ll give you in the long run. Preparation means planning, and with a big event like a wedding you’ll be planning your preparation. Meeting with caterers, employing entertainers, and planning your guest list are all time-consuming and expensive procedures. With weddings the rule is simple: fail to prepare, prepare to fail.

Know Your Budget

The first thing you should be planning is your budget. Don’t even consider viewing anything until you know how much you’re willing to spend. As a rule, expect to spend more than you initially plan for, as unexpected costs appear at every corner. Attention to detail is always crucial for financial planning, and this rule applies to the extreme with weddings. Things like dresses, table gifts, and entertainment aren’t just fixed costs – you’ll be paying for alterations and additions until the day you’re married. Wedding

suppliers offer various rates for catering and décor, so do your research before you buy.

Pre-marital Parties

The hen-party or stag-night may happen before the actual wedding-day itself, but party preparations are as much a part of your wedding planning as the big event. A memorable party sticks in the minds of your closest guests, and an unsuccessful party does nothing to soothe pre-wedding nerves, which is the whole point! Choosing the right bridesmaids and best man is key to this, as they’re likely the ones who will be planning your big premarital blowout. Not all parties have to be wild; depending on your temperament you can opt for a crazy evening for the history books, or an activity-filled day of adventure. Great alternative activities for bonding with your bridesmaids and groomsmen include set meals, white-water rafting, paintball, and archery.

Getting the Right Photographer

Once you’ve packed away the tables, cleaned up the venue, and paid your debtors, the lasting memories of your big day will undoubtedly be defined by the photographs you have of it. Hiring a talented, professional photographer guarantees that you’ll have the best lasting impression of your wedding day. Good photographers will go the extra mile to ensure they get the best shots while staying incognito – fostering a good relationship with your photographer early on and communicating your needs early on means less marching about on your big day.

Agree on the Guest List

The people who attend your wedding will be defined by your relationship on a case-by-case basis, and it’s a great start to married life if you and your partner can agree on a guest list. Avoiding troublesome relatives and compromising on the composition of your tables is key – it’ll require communication between you and your partner to ensure that feuding family members are kept far apart!

Remember What It’s For

It’s easy to get lost in the details when you’re planning your wedding, and in a high-stress environment it’s possible to lose sight of everything you’re after. Remember throughout the process that weddings are a labour of love, for the one you love! It’ll all be worth it when everything comes together.

 

Get Beach Body Ready with These Simple Exercises

The summer is on its way, and you want to get ready for the beach! You’ve spent the last few months eating too much, haven’t kept up with your exercise routine, and now you are going to have to work hard to get back in shape! It’s the same for men and women, and despite promising yourself you will stay in shape, you do it every year! You didn’t renew that gym membership because you never used it, so what is the alternative? How about installing a mini-gym set-up at home?

We’re not talking about a full and complex gym with expensive machines; start with something simple yet useful, and inexpensive. We suggest you take a look at the pull up bar, a great and cheap item of gym equipment that you will use regularly. It’s a very versatile device, and you will find it extremely useful for toning those muscles ready for the summer! The only problem is, where do you put it? We have some ideas that may help!

Buying Pull Up Bars

There are many different types of pull up bars to choose from, so we advise that you take a look at some of the reviews online. Then, you need to find an appropriate space in which to put it. You don’t need a large area, but you do need clear space around it as some of the exercises involved include spreading your body out horizontally while suspending yourself in mid-air. The best place may actually be outdoors, but if that is not possible, a spare room or the garage will do the trick.

So, what exercises can you perform using pull up bars? You could start with the standard chin-up, a great way of toning those biceps and forearms, and also for the back. You can also try the behind-neck pull up, which is great for your lats, and is easy to do once you master the technique. In fact, there are various different types of chin-up and pull-up that you can easily perform using your pull up bars, and there is plenty of information online that can show you how to get the best out of your equipment.

Exercise at Work

One of the best ways of getting exercise is to convince your bosses that you need pull up bars at work. The fact is that if you feel good about your body, you also feel better in your mind, so will be able to perform to your best ability in your job. It is not an expensive idea, and if a few of your colleagues also want to exercise, can be a great idea for the workplace. Many offices and factories are installing gym equipment – both indoors and outside – so it makes a lot of sense.

Check out pull up bars now and you will see that they are not expensive, and whether you have them at home or at work, you are sure to get a lot of use out of them.

Tips For Looking Expensive On a Fashion Budget

When people think of fashion they tend to think of expensive labels and assume that in order to look good you have to spend money on name brand clothing.  Many people believe that if they don’t have enough money to spend on designer labels then they have lost their shot at looking chic.  However, looking good on a budget is completely possible with the right strategies. Continue reading Tips For Looking Expensive On a Fashion Budget

3 Tips for Dressing During the First Trimester of Pregnancy

You’re pregnant! Hooray! But you’re not quite announcing that you’re expecting yet, so you don’t want people to be able to look at you and suspect that you’ve got a little bun in your oven, right? This is exactly what dressing for the first trimester of pregnancy is all about.

Because of the chances for complications in the first few months of pregnancy, many women don’t announce that they’re pregnant until a little later on when you can finally start to really tell that there’s a baby growing in their belly. However, even before that bump appears, your body is changing and growing, making it difficult to be comfortable or find something flattering to wear. So to help you feel great even while trying to hide a blossoming body, here are three tips for dressing during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Find The Happy Medium With Tops

Before you get the distinct pregnancy belly, you’ll likely get a little belly pooch that looks more like you’ve simply put on a few pounds around the middle. When this happens, it can be challenging to find shirts that fit well. At this stage, Paula Motte, a contributor to BabyCenter.com, recommends avoiding tops that are either too tight or too loose. Tight tops will accentuate the curves you might want to be hiding at this point in the pregnancy, and loose tops can make you look bigger than you actually are. That’s why, to look and feel your best, try shirts that are reasonably flowy but also retain a decent shape.

Know How To Adjust Your Waistline

Just like your little belly is making it hard to find shirts that work well for you, it’s also making it increasingly difficult to get your pants to fit as well. However, many women don’t want to jump straight to pregnancy pants or leggings when they’re still just at the beginning of a pregnancy. This is when it’s good to know how to make the waist of your pants work for you. Editors of TheBump.com share that in order to get your pants to feel secure around your waist, try using a belly band that will allow you to wear your pants unbuttoned without revealing that you’re letting them out. Or, if you’re in a pinch, you can always try using a hair tie as a makeshift waist elongator to give yourself a few more inches between the button of your fly and the buttonhole.

Give Your Chest The Support It Needs

Your belly’s not the only thing that’s growing in the first trimester. As your bra size also starts to go up, EverydayHealth.com recommends getting a larger, more comfortable bra that your chest can grow into as your pregnancy goes on. You could also try wearing more roomy sports bras to help keep things under control while also staying comfortable during this trimester.

If you’ve just recently become pregnant and aren’t sure how to dress in the beginning of your pregnancy, use the tips mentioned above to help you look and feel great for these few weeks.