7 Tips For Feeling Hot On Your Wedding Day

There is a lot of pressure to feel and look perfect on your wedding day. However,  we know it’s much more easily said than done!  We are suggesting some pre-wedding day techniques as well as day of wedding techniques that will have you feeling your best! It’s important to make sure you take appropriate measures to genuinely enjoy your wedding day without having the thoughts “I really shouldnt have eat this today” or “I feel oily”… in the back of your mind.

1.  Make Your Workout Fun
If you don’t work out regularly and have never had the desire to, try something different for wedding day prep. We suggest fun classes from Pure Barre. “Pure Barre allows you to block “life” out for the hour, creating the mental benefits similarly obtained by the practice of yoga or meditation. A transformed body and a clear head in just one hour—it doesn’t get much better than this.” Doing a workout that will relieve stress and tone you up will help you FEEL great. Some other fun options, depending on your personality could be kick boxing, hip hop/dance classes, acrobatics, or even swing classes. One of our favorite luxury gyms, David Barton Gyms, offers the swing classes that will make you look like a pro for your wedding and whip you into shape!

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2. Get High End Lingerie
Get some seriously rockin’ lingerie that makes you feel like you sexy. You should wear it under your wedding dress just to give you that extra boost of sass and confidence all day long. There are many options for beautiful lingerie but one of our personal favorites is Kiki De Montparnasse, luxurious lingerie that is a wedding must! Tell your bridesmaids about this site for your bachelorette party gifts!

Kiki De Montparnasse - Wedding Day Lingerie

3. Learn How to Pose for Pictures
There are certain poses that you hate and certain poses that you love. Look at some of your past pictures and figure out what makes your body and shape look the best. Ask your photographer what other people have done to elongate their shape. Come up with poses you absolutely hate and make you feel uncomfortable and let your photographer know ahead of time. This will avoid uncomfortable moments and give you confidence. Knowing that you feel good about your photos will make you feel good all day!

4. Don’t Buy Junk Food for a While
Starting 6 month – a year before your wedding commit to not bringing junk food into your house. You will be surprised at how much better you will look and feel when you skip eating oreos late night. This way at least if you are eating out, not dieting, or exercising, you will still trim down and feel better. Replace  those junk food snacks something healthy. Our suggestion is to go with a company like Alive Juices!

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5.  What NOT Eat the Day Of Your Wedding
You definitely need to eat before you walk down the aisle, but selecting something that won’t make you feel icky can be tricky. You know your body the best, you know how you feel when you eat certain foods. Keep these specific things in mind: Avoid eating foods that make you feel bloated, jittery, oily or give you heart burn for your wedding day.
Here are some of the basics: Avoid coffee, energy drinks, or teas that have a lot of caffeine in them, you will be jittery and your nerves will naturally give you energy.
Avoid oils – skip the oil/vinegar dressings or anything that makes your face feel dirty
Avoid salts/carbonated/ drinks – this will make you feel bloated, full and uncomfortable in your dress.
Avoid spicy – anything spicy might give you heart burn or make your stomach sick

6. Say No to Things that Make You Feel Uncomfortable
Some wedding traditions may make you feel uncomfortable. It is a day where you are forced to be in the spot light and some traditions may feel icky to you. If you personally feel that the whole garter belt gig is not something that will make you feel good, then ditch it! If you don’t want cake smeared all over your face after spending money on makeup, tell your fiance before hand. Feeling hot and enjoying your day is a priority for you, go ahead and explain why you would rather ditch those things. People will respect your wishes, its your big day!

7.  Be Confident
Prepare yourself in advance to love how you look and feel. Managing your expectations will make you feel perfect for your big day. Just because it’s your wedding day doesn’t mean you will all of a sudden the Barbie, however, you are beautiful, after all someone is dedicating their life to you, that should be enough. If you follow some of these simple steps you will feel hot on your wedding day.

If you are planning your wedding, you need to find vendors, you can meet some of these amazing vendors at our 2015 Luxury Wedding Expos that emulate real luxury weddings!

 

 


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Invitation Only

 

Let’s talk paper. When planning a wedding, it’s obvious that there are a lot of decisions the bride needs to make. However, invitations may be one of the most important aspects to set the tone and theme of your wedding. When it comes to invitations, it isn’t just one card anymore. Stationary for the big day now includes save the dates, invitations, reply cards, reception cards, wedding programs, menu cards, place cards, and thank-you cards.

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 That’s why it is important to find an invitation company that fits your personality and style, so they can help you navigate through all of the decisions! Personally, we love Couture Ink. The owner Robin, and her team, can take any theme or color palette and put together the perfect package for any wedding!

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 Also, who wouldn’t want to use a company that caterers to celebrities! Check out Couture Ink featured in US Weekly!  These gorgeous menus were for Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg’s wedding and we can’t get enough, so classic and elegant!

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Fight those Wedding Jitters!

It’s perfectly normal, to feel a little anxious over the guest list and choosing your vendors. Or maybe a little overwhelmed having to choose between your best friends for maid of honor! Don’t worry every bride feels the same stress! Wouldn’t it be nice if there was some one that could help you and keep you calm during these difficult decisions? Wait—there is!

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Cue Rachel Mueller-Lust. She is the founder of Wondrance Weddings, and honestly we’re obsessed. Not only is she a wedding officiant, that will completely customize your ceremony, but she is a bridal coach.

Rachel will help you maintain a stress free and joyful engagement and keep your nerves at bay.

We checked out her recent blog post for a little inspiration and here are her top four tips for keeping that bridal stress away and a smile on your face!

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Step 1. Watch all the wedding movies you can find. It doesn’t matter which ones you pick because any wedding movie you see is bound to have more drama than anything you are experiencing (and if not, well, I am so sorry).

Step 2. Find a friend who is not in the wedding party, preferably someone who got married recently. Ask them to listen to you vent about everything and I mean everything.

Step 3. Pick a time when no one is around and turn up the volume on your favorite music. Sing along as loud as you can, even if you can’t keep a tune—especially if you can’t keep a tune.

Step 4. Take a bubble bath. Yeah, I mean a bath with bubbles. Find a bottle of kid-style bubble bath that creates gobs and gobs of bubbles and add enough to your bath to have them overflow.”

Ahh..we are feeling better already…check her out- you’ll thank us later.

http://wondrance.com/2014/10/calm-your-wedding-jitters/

 


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Love it, Book it & Get More…

On their wedding day, some couples dream of warm sand between their toes. So if you relate to this kind of couple, then Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort has the contest of a life-time for you.

Love it, book it

Starting November 3rd the first 50 couples to book their wedding at Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort will be gifted $500 towards premium wedding day add-ons. This includes first class entertainment, unique special touches, and fantastic décor. The setting is stunning with its white sand beaches, the resort’s modern elegance, and lush exotic surroundings.

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Click here for more details about this exciting contest.


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Add some Bridal to Your Everyday Wardrobe!

You’ve got the guy, you’ve got the ring, now you have to wait a year to wear your wedding dress. In the mean time add some bridal to your closet with K-Tees adorable tanks!

Swirl Bride Rhinestone Tank Top

Swirl Bride Rhinestone Tank Top

We are loving the cute fit and bedazzled look for running errands, hitting the gym and don’t forget to dress it up for the bachelorette party! Speaking of which, these double as a cute gift for the girls that will be helping you on your wedding day!

Last Fling Bridal Party Tanks

Last Fling Bridal Party Tanks

And let’s not forget about your hubby-to-be, check out this cute matching set! We think this would be so cute to get ready in on the day of your wedding!

Bold Mr & Mrs T-Shirts

Bold Mr & Mrs T-Shirts

If matching is not quite his thing, we know he won’t be able to resist this sweatshirt/beer holder combo. This gift would be great for any groom to be…the only problem is he may never change out of it!

Groom Sweatshirt with Beer Koozie Built In

Groom Sweatshirt with Beer Koozie Built In


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Where Great things Begin

To experience world-class amenities such as superb dining and restful comfort you do not have to travel far. Located in Rye Brook, NY, Doral Arrowwood is an excellent resort a mere 30 miles from New York City.

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The sprawling 114 acre grounds with endless hills, picturesque meadows, and gleaming ponds, the resort at Doral Arrowwood has it all. It the ideal wedding spot for those who enjoy not only leisure and elegance, but sport as well. They possess a 3,200 yard, 9-hole golf course. In addition they also possess a state of the art fitness facility with massage services, certified personal training, indoor/outdoor tennis courts, and indoor/outdoor heated pools.

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Doral Arrowwood is equipped with four event spaces that include a newly renovated ballroom that has 21ft ceilings and a 30’ x 30’ dance floor. It is perfect for a larger wedding reception. However, if that not your vision they also have what they call the Hudson room. This room showcases floor to ceiling windows overlooking the golf course, which as a charm all its own.

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With two wedding packages to choose from, they take care of the whole reception from cocktail hour to the cutting of the cake. So celebrate in style and leave the arrangements to them.


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