Monday, July 7, 2008

5 Tips To Beat That Summer Heat

Summer is prime wedding season, but what happens when the temperature soars into the ninety degree range? Martha Stewart Weddings has compiled a list to help our brides stay cool and relaxed on their big day!!!

1. A few days ahead of time avoid spicy foods and alcohol. Both of these can be very dehydrating.

2. Give yourself plenty of time to get ready. If you are racing around not only will your stress level elevate, but so will your body temperature. As the bride allow 2-3 hours to prepare.

3. Try an up-do. Gone are the days of slicked back "prom hair", but a soft up-do can still provide an elegant look while keeping your shoulders and neck cool.

4. Layer your makeup. Try a primer on your eyelids before applying shadow, use a cream blush and a very kissable lip stain. All of these products will not only last throughout the day, but will also keep you looking clean and fresh.

5. Drink plenty of water. You can even add a few slices of cucumber to keep refreshed.

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Top 10 Advice on finding the DRESS!

  • Number One Rule: Be open minded! What you think reminds you of your grandmother's dress on the hanger, may in fact be the dress of your dreams.
  • Bring someone that knows your style better than their own. I'm sure the groom doesn't want to see you in something that your bestfriend would wear on her wedding day
  • DON'T PURCHASE YOUR DRESS ONLINE! You miss out on the whole experience.
  • Don't worry what the groom will think. If he loves you, he will love what you pick.
  • Have fun! Remember that you have been dreaming of this day since you were five. Don't let the decision put a cloud over your head
  • If you hate the little bow on the dress, ask the consultant if you can order it Chances are you can. Keep in mind (contrary to what the magazines always say) there might be a charge for it. It won't lower the cost of the dress.
  • Price vs. Love: If you love the dress, GO FOR IT! Don't settle for less on what your wearing for your big day. You can always take some of the budget from the centerpieces and so on. No one will know and we won't tell.
  • Research designers online and make a scrap book of styles that you like. Do keep in mind, that it may all change when you start trying on.
  • Save the group shopping for the mall. This should be a personal experience that you should only share with one or two.
  • When you find it, you find it. Don't second guess yourself or you will pick your second favorite.