Hello ladies. Are you engaged to be married? Isn't it an amazing feeling?
Let's talk about ideas for the ceremony, invitations, flowers, hair, bridal showers, special touches, DRESSES, how to stay in shape for the big day, and everything else having to do with planng our wedding.
Welcome to our last installment of Wedding Season on the Sugar Network!
After all the intense wedding planning and enduring your fair share of pre- wedding stress, it time to pack your bags and fly away to someplace tropical, relaxing, and most importantly, romantic. Your honeymoon is the first time you get to really enjoy being husband and wife, the first time to let all your wedding planning be a distant memory, so ladies, do tell, where did you go on your honeymoon?
Thank you for participating in DearSugar's Wedding Weekend Week! It's been a lot of fun to hear your opinions from everything to cold feet to sex on your wedding night! In case you missed anything, here is a re-cap:
The day of the wedding, everyone wants to look her best - camera ready and runway beautiful. These days, it's not only the bride that gets her hair and make up done; everyone in the bridal party seems to get primped and prodded as well. While the bride chooses the hairdresser and make up artist, who should pay for those services? If the bride wants her maids to have their hair or make up done a specific way on her day, do you think she should be responsible for picking up the tab?
You have looked forward to your wedding for months, maybe even your entire life, so on the big day, it's no wonder you want to enjoy every last minute of your party -- or do you? On your wedding night, did you leave early or stay out late? Ladies, do tell, at what point did you and your groom call it a night?
For Wedding Season on the Sugar Network, I've brought you a bevy of posts about bridal beauty. Before we move onto the honeymoon, I wanted to recap the BellaSugar wedding beauty advice I've offered so far. Here's everything you need to do to make yourself beautiful for your big day.
The Style Network is having a 21 Day Wedding Party and to celebrate they are giving away a Diamond every single day! To thank The Style Network for their spnosorship, I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you about their “organza extravaganza” going on right now which includes three weeks of programming ranging from tips on planning a memorable event and finding the perfect wedding dress to a sneak-peek inside one of Las Vegas’ most popular wedding chapels. And what perfect timing, since it's Wedding Season here on the Sugar Network as well!
To celebrate this great series, The Style Network is giving a away either a diamond circle pendant necklace or diamond stud earrings every single day for 21 days! and these diamonds aren't just for brides, everyone deserves a little sparkle in their lives, right? Right. So click here for your chance to win and don't forget to attend Style's 21 Day Wedding Party!
Once the bride is dressed, made up, and ready to go, it is crucial that the bridal party does everything in their power to keep the bride out of the groom's sight... for the sake of tradition of course. But do you believe in the old wives' tale that it is considered bad luck for the groom to see the bride in her dress before she walks down the aisle? While no one knows for sure, not many are willing to find out if that age old saying is fact or fiction, so what do you think?
I am not married, but I always hear brides say that their wedding night just flew by. Since the bride and groom are busy meeting and greeting all their guests, plus relishing in their new title as husband and wife, it is no doubt that before they know it, the nights over! So, all you married women out there, do tell, what did you remember most about your wedding?
Well, I've told you everything you need to do to get beautiful for the big day. Now let's turn our attention to your beauty timeline on the actual day of the wedding. The most important thing is giving yourself enough time so you don't feel rushed, so follow this step-by-step guide to arranging your day. Good luck!
Wake up on the early side and immediately drink a tall glass of water. Then, do a relaxing wedding day workout that suits your routine.
When you get back around mid-morning, eat something light and high in protein.
About four to five hours in advance of your call time, take a shower. Before getting out of the shower, give yourself a cool rinse to close your pores and hair cuticles.
Next, brush your hair and tie it neatly in a bun before meeting up with your stylist.
At least three hours before your call time, have your hair styled. Allow one to two hours for the process, depending on your 'do.
When your hair is being set or right after it's styled, apply your makeup or start to have it done. Be sure and cover your face when hairspray is being applied so you don't look shiny. Allow up to one hour for your makeup.
When your makeup and hair is done, apply your perfume as a finishing touch. Then, about half an hour before your call time, get into your dress and take a deep breath.
Now that you are getting married, you might find that your birth control needs are changing. Since you are in a monogamous relationship, you don't have to worry about contracting an STI, so birth control methods that weren't an option before may suddenly be perfect for you. Plus, you may want to think about more suitable options depending on whether or not you are planning on having kids.
If you are thinking about starting a family soon, you can continue using condoms - because they are easy. If you don't want to be bothered IN the moment the Pill or other hormonal methods are great options. The monophasic birth control pills, the Patch, an IUD like Mirena, or the Nuvaring are effective at preventing pregnancy, and you'll begin ovulating soon after you stop using them.
If kids are in your near future, and you are using a long-term method of birth control such as the Depo-Provera shot, or the Implanon insert, you may want to consider going off of these soon after you get married. It can take up to a year for your body to get back to its normal cycle. You can use one of the above forms of birth control such as the Pill or condoms, until you know you're ready to start your family. You have talked about whether the two of you want kids, right?
Of course after you say "I Do," if you and your husband are planning on getting pregnant right away, you'll want to get off any form of birth control and possibly work on charting your cycle using the Fertility Awareness Method. That way you'll know which days are the best for getting preggers.
Fit's Tips: Now that you are entering this new stage in your life, if you aren't seeing one already, than switch to a gynecologist who's also an obstetrician. It's good to build a relationship with a doctor who could deliver your future children. They'll also be able to give you advice about birth control methods that will fit with your married lifestyle.