BLUE ULTIMATE WEDDING COUNTDOWN
This is me. This is blue. This is what I look like now and in the next couple of weeks my status will change. My wedding plans has been rigorous and I bet that no bride here can boldly say "its been easy all through" . From the point of meeting Mr Right till now, I must say that it has been an adventure. After the scene at the train station, he has been the perfect man any woman will ever dream of. My man,down to earth, and I was not expecting less from nature. I have never dreamt of the talk, dark and handsome. My thoughts were not of the 6 packs kind of man,with broad shoulders and a sexy look. I just wanted the complete part of my failing dream.
We started planning since August and its been tough. I will introduce him to you in my next story. Our family background is a totally different one and everyone is trying so hard to blend, most especially from his side . His younger sisters worship me like a goddess. That is when I concluded that I have reached my final destination. We are both financially OK, never minding the gestures we get when everyone keeps saying " don't worry,we will foot the bills" . I have 4 cousins who is picking up my wedding gown for free. I wish I could wear the four of them,but I have only seedpn them in pictures. Its been a blue world and I just cant wait to tell those guys to try their luck in the life to come. This man has stole my heart and left no traces.Its going to be another day for him.His story is so juicy.I have to take down my shoe measurements tomorrow and see what I might be wearing.If you are reading,please say something about this hairdo,its a style I love so much and I wish I can get a twist from new and intending brides. This is how I look on a normal day.There is a lot about me to share. Let's just start from here.
Before i began to look around and research for gowns, i knew i had a bit of knowledge about dresses before you even set foot into Macy Bridal Shop. There are also many bridal magazines which I took time to read,they include Brides, Modern Bride, Bridal Guide, Wedding Bells, etc. The first thing I did was to visit their website and check their online catalogue before I ordered for the hard copy magazine.
For anything else, I already know the type of gown that will flatter my figure the best. Look at photos of each type.
The Ball gowns i chose had very full skirts and generally will look beautiful on any body type unless the bride is very short and small. Ball gowns generally either have crinolines built in or a slip you must wear to support the shape of the gown. The lady at the store advised me that this extra fabric can be heavy and bulky and will require extra care to wear. My budget was another thing i considered. Despite the fact that I want a beautiful wedding,all cash should not go to the wedding gown department. Both of us decided on our budget, we don't need to set a very specific price. We made it a general range, such as $1000 - $1500, or even $1000 - $2000. You can always break this rule later if you're able to and really want to, but it helps to have a general range.
I am also considering getting it down from Asia and shipped here. I was given some websites that I can give the seller my measurement details and they sow for me. I might end up sticking to Ball Gown. Help me check if this is good.
Honestly, a wedding was just the perfect excuse to buy my dream rockstuds and get to wear them after the wedding, too. I knew I would want a designer shoe, so it was important to me to pick something I could wear afterwards. I also wanted a small heel because my boo and I are the same height, and I tend to slump when I wear tall heels (which I definitely didn’t want for my wedding pictures). As luck would have it, I actually ended up finding the taller nude rockstuds for an INSANE price (around 1/10 of retail), so I thought those would do. When we have our legal wedding, I will wear the rockstuds, and its so funny that both of us realized that I was just too tall. In order to afford the kitten heels, I had to sell the tall version…and I cried a little. I sold the shoes for $675, and combined that with a $200 Nordstrom gift card that I won via Instagram. I am also a Nordstrom card holder and used a Triple Points day, so I ended up getting over $100 back in Nordstrom notes when I made the purchase. Long story short, that is how I justified my dream shoe purchase! Not to mention, my dress budget was about 2K, but I only spent $500 on my dress , and $300 in alterations, so I had the excess to allow for the shoes. I spoke to the manufacturer on phone to ask about the shoes. I have had experiences where shoes mess up on wedding day. I can't imagine myself tumbling in front of hundreds of crowd. All I want is a perfect shoe. Well, I have not completely made up my mind. I don't want to buy my shoes in NY, not for any reason but I am still looking out despite having one already maybe one lucky shoe will find the lucky bride.
Christmas tree, they are representative of a joyous holiday concluding, and a return to reality. But just because thank you notes aren’t as fun as cake tasting doesn’t mean they are any less important, and it is possible to not have them be the monotonous undertaking you are expecting. Here are a few tips and tricks, as well as a few do’s and don’ts to writing a great thank you note.Endeavor to connect with each guest by personalizing their thank you note by mentioning a specific anecdote or moment that might apply to them. Also, thank them for their specific gift, giving a sentence or two about how you plan to use it.Do: Thank you so much for the margarita machine! Jack and I can’t wait to break it in on taco night.Don’t: Thanks for your thoughtful gift.Some wedding invitation suites come with thank you notes that match your other paper goods. And that’s great, but not necessary. There are going to be a million different occasions over the years that require a thank you note. It’s perfectly fine to purchase a classic style, either with or without a monogram, that you can buy in bulk and use again.If you had a honeymoon registry, you received things like train tickets and dinners out rather than a butter dish and blender. But the same rules still apply. Thank them for their specific gift, and mention a pertinent moment from either the wedding or honeymoon that you think they’ll enjoy. You can even theme your thank you cards, like selecting one in French following a Paris honeymoon, if you wish.If you want to send a different card to immediate family members or friends from your wedding party, that’s perfectly fine. The pink and gold paper airplane card below would be a perfect thank you note if you had a paper airplane exit from your event (but it’s probably a bit pricey to send to everyone.In an effort to save time and energy, we’ve started to see pre-printed thank you notes emerging. Although this is fine to give to your guests as you welcome them to your event (we love the idea of leaving each guests a thank you note for attending at their place setting), it’s not acceptable as a thank you note for their gift. A thank you note should be a personal call out, not make the guest feel like a number.Save on postage with postcards. Your message doesn’t need to be long. Just make sure you hit all the right notes in the process.Do: Thank you so much for the gift certificate to our favorite restaurant. We’ve already used it for our first “married” date night! It was wonderful seeing you at the wedding. I know how much it meant to both of us that you traveled so far. Hope you are having a great summer, and let’s talk soon!Don’t: Thanks for the gift. We really liked it. See you soon!If you both are still struggling with writing your thank you notes, set up personal goals and rewards. For example, you could not spend any of your gift cards until you finish, or go for dinner out for every 50 you complete. Whatever works!
I woke up last night after going through my cousins wedding album. The pictures were awesome. Its wasn't the pictures that fascinated me but the photographer. So I gave her a call and asked if I could speak with the photographer. He gave me his line and I called him few hours later. He said he lives in Oregon and his company just started few months ago but photography is his hubby. So we discussed about my wedding and I asked if he is fixed for that period. He said he would check his calender. So we talked about fix in a date to see and discuss. His charges were not much. He said he needs to promote his works. So he gave me his private website where he has his pictures. I was amazed!!!.He said I needed a pre-wedding photoshoot. That means I need wears for both of us. So we are going to shop for wears,mostly customized. I have Tom,my friend who does the customization works. Fixing a time is the problem. My fiance schedule is always tight and I pray he has the time for the pohotoshoot.
Another concern is the food my guest will take and the beverages. In am still looking for ideas from this blog. I need someone to share her food experience with me.
The weather was so cold yesterday and I did not stay so much in the office before heading home,. I paid for some groceries and was expecting the delivery by 2pm so I made sure I had to stay around for the collection. I microwaved the left over cookies I made on Monday. It did not take too long before I heard the door bell making its usual sound. I peeped and it was him. I was not expecting him at all. I jumped on him and buried his lips in mine. I have missed him so much, most especially his kisses. We kissed on the couch....but we did not go there...lol..its a no go area. I asked him what he came to do, he said he had a new client in Bronx and he can't help but stop by and see me. In was hoping to see him in two weeks time. His coming was the right time and I needed to explain the photoshoot to him. I showed him some of the pics the photographer gave me the other day. He was stunned and for minutes ,he was wondering they type of experience both of us would have. Location was a problem. He insisted we go to a not too developed area. He insisted Oregon,but I wasn't willing to travel too far. So we called the photographer and asked him the best location he would choose for us for the photoshoot. After so many deliberations,we opted for Indianapolis. He said he knows some places that could bring splendid moments of joy and adventure to our upcoming wedding. After finalizing,we told the guy to pick up his check on Sunday evening. We have not fixed the appropriate date but that will be done soon. I also showed him the pictures of my shoes. He Oliver the heels and he wants me to go for 3 different heels. We talked for long and made other plans. I wanted him to stay for the night but I just can't say it. I guess its just a norm for intending couples to stay out of bed till after the wedding day.He said he would still see me in two weeks time. We called his mum and we spoke for a long time. It was a conference call. We were all happy hear in each others voice. Every night before bed I always feel am getting closer to that day. Every single day doesn't look normal. I don't know if anyone else feels this but marriage can bring such a fair into a woman's heart. I love him so much . His presence is does not only brain the joy I need but the harmony of his warmness is enough for me. We have not talked about having kids. I guess its a topic for another day but in have been googling babies for a while now. I have been reading daily mail articles about females and I can't wait for the adventure.
I went for councelling today and i thought it would be nice to share with everyone here what i learned from Mrs George my relationship councellor. To have fixed a wedding date does not mean that everything is sealed.That man can still be the wrong person.I took my time to write this piece and share with my fellow women. Its all about how to know if he is truly Mr RIGHT. I was interested in the two points that Mrs George used to make my day. My man is my man.How your man treats you when he is around other women means a lot.For many reasons we won’t here delve into (socialization, hormones, insecurity, nature, the desire to confirm that they’re as irresistible as they think they are), men flirt. (As do women, of course.) Cool enough; that’s probably how you were attracted to your man in the first place. But once you and he have committed to being together exclusively, the only message your man ever needs to be sending any other woman is “I’m Sure You’re Very Cute, But Not to Me.” Next time the two of you attend a party, separate from him, and then watch him while he’s in Solo Socializing mode. If you see him consistently not flirting with batting-eyed beauties, fantastic. If you do see him turning on his Mr. Spectacular show, don’t panic. At some point after the party, though, do talk to him—and for real. Tell him how his flirting with other girls hurts your feelings, and—worse, maybe—how it makes you look like a fool, and embarrasses you before your friends. If he sees and understands the truth of that, and sincerely agrees to full-on stop flirting with other women, that’s great: relationships are about honing and smoothing. But if, knowing how it does and must make you feel, he continues to flirt with other women, then he’s being very clear about not only who he is, but about whom he expects you to be or become.
Everyone wins well: in victory, everyone is gracious, magnanimous, humble, sweet. How a guy loses, however, tells you who he is. Be with your man sometime when he loses a game of some sort that he wanted or expected to win. (Bonus points if you’re the one who beats him.) Watch very carefully how he responds to defeat. A real winner knows it’s about remaining a winner, no matter the score
One thing that made me stick to getting married to the man of my dreams is his communication skills. I discovered he derive so much pleasure in listening to me. Its like I solve his problems always. Few days ago when he came, during our discussion about having children immediately after our wedding,he bursted into laughter and we both started making fun out of it. The truth is he wants babies too and he Jade me understood that I have his children in me and we started dragging between boys and girl child. My councillor shared a story about a couple married for 11+ years. They have 2 children ages 7 and 10. They started out like any ordinary couple, fell in love, got married and had kids. She immersed herself in the role of mother and wife. He worked full-time and saw his role as provider. He was involved in his kids lives, but not to the full extent that his wife was. She became a stay-at-home mom and was devoted to the kids. During the 10 years of parenthood, these two didn’t take a whole lot of time to be alone with one another. Everything they did was with or for the kids. Being a full-time mom, she rarely took time for herself and when she did she felt guilty. She wanted more help from her husband but never asked for this because 1. she shouldn’t need help, she should be able to manage on her own like a good mother should and 2. he should know he needs to help out more, she shouldn’t have to tell him. Slowly over the years, resentment built up inside of her that she never communicated to her husband. Well, she would communicate subtly, but not in any way that he was able to register and respond to. After 10 years of this, she hit burnout. She began going out and disregarding how her actions impacted her family. She went into an emotional crisis and began acting opposite of her normal self and began taking time for herself, away from her family in large doses. She then met a man that showed interest in her and she engaged in an emotional affair. (It was caught before it got physical). Upon her husband’s discovery, they entered into counseling.She was seething with bitterness toward her husband for his lack of help around the house all these years. He was confused. He worked and felt he did his part and had no idea that she was so angry with him. He was hurt and upset by her emotional affair, no longer had trust and became insecure in the relationship. As they began to dig into their marriage to understand why the affair happened, she was able to stop blaming her husband and take a harder look at herself. She began to uncover the faulty thinking that was behind her own behaviors. She realized the affair was an escape from dealing with the realities of her marriage. She avoided conflict which was part of how things got this far. She had a negative relationship with her own mother and was giving herself the message that she had to be perfect in order to be good enough. She expected her husband to step up even though she never communicated her needs to him. So her husband was oblivious to his wife’s unhappiness and completely taken off guard by the affair and her admission that she was carrying so much resentment toward him. He also avoided conflict. He realized over the years he may have read the signs of her discontent, but he turned away from it to avoid causing conflict and their disconnection grew slowly over time.At the time they came into counseling, they were on the brink of divorce. With two children, they didn’t want to go this road, but they were both in so much pain, they didn’t know how they were going to make it work. They engaged in counseling on a weekly basis for 6 months and then did monthly check-ins for 6 months after that and they not only succeeded in taking their marriage off the ledge, but they feel happier and healthier and are experiencing a new relationship with one another.She did that by working at understanding her own faulty thinking. She realized she doesn’t have to spend every minute with her children to be a loving mother. She realized that she is allowed to take time for herself and doesn’t have to feel guilty about it. She worked on communicating her needs to her husband, and he listened and was responsive. He realized he needs to do more than just provide financially and is taking a much more active role in parenting the kids and helping around the house. She was able to acknowledge the pain she caused with her emotional affair and together they worked to understand why it happened, how to prevent it and together they found forgiveness. She became transparent so he could begin to regain a sense of trust. And when anything went awry, they talked about it together openly, honestly and with love and kindness. So overall, through their experience and the counseling process, they were able to learn to communicate with one another, expressing their needs and becoming responsive to one another, they were able to forgive and rebuild trust, they learned a great deal about themselves and each other and in the end created a marriage that they both feel good to be a part of.As for me,anytime my phone rings,I always feel like the best woman in the world,especially when he calls.I am happy to have him. Its February and I can't wait for that day.
I just got delivery of some wine. I have attanded weddings in the past and providing beverages is what i know how to do best. Most of my relations weddings were colorful,not because of the clothes and decorations but the bottles. I know how wines can spice up a wedding reception. I am sharing this piece i sahed with some ladies who re venturing into the wine business for wedding reception. I am going to take care of wines for my wedding. The cost seems to be a bit much because we have lots of qualities here in New York.Here is what i want to share for upcoming husbands and wives who are still finding it hard to decide on wines.
Despite what sort of bar or liquor administration you need to give at your wedding, wine is the most obvious kind of liquor that you must incorporate because of shining wine and champagne being a fundamental piece of the conventional toasts and festivities. Numerous spouses and grooms offer no less than two different sorts of wine on their wedding menus: one red and one white. How would you choose what sorts of wine to serve? How would you know what number of jugs will be sufficient? Does it truly make a difference how costly every jug of wine is?
Coming up short on wine at your wedding would be a tragedy, so ensure you get enough to serve everybody. Numerous individuals appreciate drinking a glass of wine with supper, while some appreciate drinking wine for the duration of the night. To suit the greater part of your visitors of legitimate drinking age, the general dependable guideline is to buy one beverage for every individual every hour of your gathering. A run of the mill proportion of liquor to serve is 1/3 lager, 1/3 alcohol and 1/3 wine and additionally shimmering wine or champagne. Along these lines, on the off chance that you have 100 visitors in participation then you will require around 30 to 40 glasses of wine for every hour. With around 4 glasses of wine for every jug, you'll need around 8 to 10 jugs of wine for every hour. On the off chance that your gathering is 3 hours in length, we recommend obtaining around 24 containers of wine, or 2 cases. Every container of shining wine or champagne will give around 8 glasses to toast, so for 100 visitors you ought to buy 13 jugs of shimmering wine for toasts just.
Of course, if you know your side of the family are excellent wine-drinkers, then you should tailor your alcohol menu to have more wine. If you find yourself in between cases (each case is 12 bottles of wine), we suggest rounding up. After all, if you have any left over after the wedding, you or your guests can take it home!
There are three main kinds of wine that you might like to serve at your wedding: red, white and rose. Within each category there are several subsections of wine that differ greatly in flavor, body and finish. In addition to these options, you may also choose to serve sparkling wine, champagne or dessert wine at your wedding. Sparkling wine and champagne should be considered separately from the rest of your wine order because you will most likely only serve bubbles during toasts. We suggest choosing one white wine and one red wine to serve throughout the night. Here are the most common wines for each category:Red WinesMerlotShirazCabernet SauvignonPinot NoirWhite WinesSauvignon BlancChardonnayPinot GrigioRieslingRose WinesWhite ZinfandelGrenacheSangiovese
I am a bit tired ,and i guess i have made a point sharing about wines today. I want to share how I have made myself fit for my wedding day.I ts not today,i need to rest.