Your wedding day is almost here and you have tons of out-of-town guests arriving shortly. Chances are they're going to be tired from all the traveling, so how nice would it be to be greeted by some goodies when they arrive at their hotel room? Here are a few ideas for you. Everyone loves food, so you can always fill these Mini frosted Chinese take out boxes ($.85 each) with chocolates or cookies! Luggage tags are also very fitting since they'll have a long ride back home post wedding. And coffee? They'll need it to feel lively for your big day!
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Did you buy yourself a sexy negligee for your wedding night or did your maid of honor light candles and scatter rose petals around your honeymoon suite? While it is expected that all couples consummate their marriage on their wedding night, oftentimes the bride and groom are more concerned about getting some much needed shut eye than actually getting busy. On the other hand, some couples can't wait to make love for the first time as husband and wife.
So what do you all think, even though the bride and groom are probably exhausted from the hype of their big day or just feeling the effects of too much champagne, do you think it is mandatory to have sex on your wedding night?
The rehearsal dinner is a dinner party held the night before the wedding. Usually it occurs after the wedding party has gathered, in order to have a practice run at the ceremony location. Like the wedding and everything else involved, the bride and groom have full creative liability for the rehearsal dinner. Traditionally it's hosted by the groom's parents, but nowadays anyone can host. It can be an intimate dinner at home or a big bash at a restaurant. For my ideas on the rehearsal dinner, read more
In the Spring of 2005, the "run away bride" Jennifer Wilbanks made headlines when she took her cold feet to another level, making up an elaborate story to get out of her wedding all because of wedding day jitters. While it is perfectly normal to get cold feet before your big day, there are ways to calm your nerves.
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Most grooms participate in some sport or athletic activity (golf, soccer, football, etc) on the morning of their wedding day. This is how they ease the tension and I must say the grooms have it right - the name of the game here is stress relief, not last minute weight loss. Come the day of, or even weekend of, your wedding, hopefully you've already done your best from an exercise perspective and one last workout will not do much in terms of dropping pounds. However, what it may do is calm you down, especially if you're feeling any last minute stress or jitters.
The problem is that most brides do not have enough time to feed themselves the day of their wedding, let alone time to fit in a workout or group activity. However, if you have been working out on a regular basis for a year (or even six months) up until your big day, you've probably noticed that working out is a great stress reliever and mood booster -- Two things you might need at this point. So, think about trying and finding a way to fit it in with these three tips:
Stick to your routine: If your body is used to going on a two mile run every Saturday morning, then try to fit it in. Maybe you switch the run to a Friday morning, instead of Saturday, but I am sure you'll feel great when it's done and you'll be ready to hit the ground running (literally and figuratively). Invite your out-of-towner pals, or even get your husband-to-be (only on jogs the day before, that is), to join you. This is a great time to actually have a conversation with them/him before (or during) all the commotion that is your wedding weekend.
Yoga: Get all your maids together for a pre hair and make-up yoga session. Not only will you (and all your girls) feel great from getting a little workout in, you'll also feel more relaxed and ready for your close-ups.
Stretching: If you can find the time to fit in anything, at the very least, do a little stretching when you wake up the morning of your big day. Pay more attention to your lower body as most brides are on their feet (in high heels, might I add) the entire day of their wedding.
Being a bridesmaid is such an honor - but it is also a big responsibility! To help the bride get through one of the most fun - and most stressful - days of her life I put together a little last-minute checklist of essentials to have handy on the big day. (If you're the bride, check out the checklist DearSugar has put together.)
- Travel sewing kit
- Safety pins
- Moleskin for blisters
- Stain remover
- Extra stockings
- A watch
- Pen, paper
- Healthy snacks (Check out YumSugar for some great ideas!)
Have these items handy and you will have fulfilled one of your many duties as bridesmaid!
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While some brides walk down the aisle in their white dress in the literal sense, others have been engaging in premarital sex long before their big day. To make their wedding night special, some couples choose to abstain from sex in the weeks or sometimes even months leading up to their wedding. What's your opinion? Do you think it's a good idea or a bad idea to put the brakes on bedroom activities in order to make your wedding night special?
Our ongoing coverage of wedding season on the Sugar Network is back! As nervous and stressful as you may get on the big day, it's super important to remember to eat - especially breakfast (don't skip it!). Whether you are a bridesmaid, the maid of honor, or the bride herself, the last thing you want is to have one glass of champagne and pass out at the wedding. To avoid this embarrassing fate, the bride should organize a snack table or provide bag lunches for all of those involved in the wedding party. If the bride is overwhelmed, the job can be distributed to a trusted and reliable bridesmaid or close friend. For some quick and easy wedding day snackables, read more
Music has the ability to act as the soundtrack of your life. Music helps you get through the good times and the bad, all the while telling a story you can relate to no matter what your mood.
Since your wedding is a day you will want to remember for the rest of your life, the song you choose for your first dance will be one that you will never forget. So ladies, do tell, what was or will be your wedding song?
With so many wedding day traditions out there, it's hard to keep them all straight. Nowadays most brides and grooms give each other a special gift right before walking down the aisle, typically delivered by the best man and maid of honor. What I want to know is, did you buy your groom a wedding day gift?