Wedding Ideas

Be A Radiant Bride With Flawless Skin

No bride wants to be photographed on her wedding day with pimples. Waking up and finding a big red bump on the nose, chin or forehead is every bride’s worst nightmare. Clear skin exudes wedding radiance. Unfortunately, not every woman can easily achieve glowing skin.

Some women are naturally prone to pimples, especially if their skin is more oily than dry. While not every pimple may be prevented, you can take measures to help nurture, nourish and protect delicate skin for a healthier complexion. Don’t think you can rush that bridal glow, though. Good skin is an investment…of time.  

Start pampering and treating skin a few months before the wedding to acclimate to new products or treatments. You’ll also be able to see how the skin reacts to new scrubs, masks or other products…and have plenty of time to heal skin if a reaction occurs.

Exfoliate

Exfoliation sloughs off the dead skin cells to reveal a healthier complexion. Exfoliation is good for all skin types, but each type of skin needs its own unique exfoliating ingredients. For dryer skin, opt for an exfoliating scrub that also adds moisture. Look for honey or sugar as ingredients. Be cautious, though, when using sugar to exfoliate sensitive areas. Sugar grains may leave tears in skin, so it’s best to melt the sugar a bit in warm water. You want a nice paste…not too grainy, but not a true liquid, either.

Bridal Beauty

For oily skin, Glamour magazine suggests a scrub with charcoal, as it helps dry up excess oil.  And exfoliation should be a weekly ritual. According to Marie Claire, most dermatologists recommend exfoliating once or twice per week.

Moisture

After exfoliating, use a good moisturizer. For dry skin, a richer moisturizer is recommended. Women with oily skin need to make sure their moisturizer is oil-free. For women with dry skin or normal skin, moisturizing with Argan oil or coconut oil provides great hydration and skin nourishment.

Treating Blemishes

Don’t pick or pop! Yes, we know it’s hard. The goal is to heal the clogged pore. Use tea tree oil to help combat bacteria and aid in healing. Some women have even used hemorrhoid cream to provide redness relief. For swelling and inflammation, you can also apply a cool compress. Or use moist heat to help a pimple drain.

Cosmetics

Sometimes cosmetics can cause skin to become red and irritated. Switch products if you suspect a powder, foundation or blush may be leading to finicky skin. Another common problem is irritation caused by sleeping in last night’s make-up. Never sleep in makeup! Wash your face each night and make sure all products are removed. Otherwise, you could end up with clogged pores and acne!

Other irritations

Sometimes tweezing and shaving may lead to ingrown hairs. While these appear to be pimples, they are little hairs that have become trapped and infected within the follicle. Use tea tree oil to help heal. And shave with the hair instead of against the hair to prevent further issues.

Preserve and Protect

The best way to preserve your skin for your wedding is ensuring that you always protect with SPF. The American Academy of Dermatology recommends that everyone use a waterproof sunscreen that offers a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or higher that protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Sunburn and sun damage are not pretty for a wedding day. If you really want a sun-kissed glow, opt for a sunless tanning lotion or bronzer.

Bridal Beauty Tips

Pamper skin months before the wedding to nourish and keep skin healthy. Exfoliate and moisturize regularly and always remove make-up before heading to bed. With proper care, you will have a healthy glowing complexion that radiates on your wedding day!

 

Things You Need To Do Before Popping the Question

Engagement Ring

The proposal―one of the most truly romantic moments in a person’s life as it clears the direction to which the relationship is headed: a life together. Now that you’ve found the right person to be with, it’s only natural to want to make this special. Before you go planning what you think would be the dream proposal, there are certain things you need to do that might not be on your list.

1.) Have you spoken with her family?

As old-fashioned as it may sound, it’s still a much-treasured act to ask for her family’s blessing. It would earn you the highest respects of the people who are trusting you with their family member’s happiness. Prioritize the parents, especially the dad. After all, they raised her and he’ll be giving her away to you on the special day if she agrees to marry you. Also talk to any sibling she’s close with, if any, and extended family like grandma and grandpa. One advantage is you could ask if there’s any family heirloom ring they would gladly pass down to the two of you. Getting a free ring is a given advantage but what makes this one special is the history and the love of previous couples in the family, and knowing that your story has now become part of this heart-melting chain.

 

2.) Did you allocate a budget?

We’re not just talking about ring budget. You’re planning forever together, remember? We’re talking about preparations for the proposal, the wedding, the honeymoon, your future home. People are more practical these days and the idea of spending months’ worth of your salary is beginning to lose hold on society. A lot of aspiring brides would prefer their partners buy less expensive engagement rings and put most of the hard-earned money into planning the honeymoon or the house.

 

3.) Are her interests and preferences your main criteria in the planning?

This includes the engagement ring too! Is she partial to an ostentatious piece of jewelry as they match her magnetic personality or something more classic and simple yet timeless? When planning the surprise proposal, think about what catches her attention and keeps it. This helps you think of unique and personalized ideas to make it more memorable for her. She’ll love you for it and would greatly enjoy retelling the story to everyone she knows who’d be asking once your engagement is announced.

 

4.) Keep the ring safe.

This is not a question meant to be asked but a must for every man when they plan to propose. Oddly, many men execute risky proposal ideas such as placing it in food and more only to lose the engagement ring in the garbage or have the dog swallow it by accident. Such a sentimental item should be guarded more closely. Engagements can still be romantic and unique without putting the ring in danger of getting lost. Tip: take extra caution when including animals in the plans but it would be best to steer clear of them.

 

5.) Relax.

If you get a positive response, the proposal is only the beginning of a period of hectic schedules, seemingly never-ending planning, and streams of relatives and friends you need to give your attention to. Relish this moment and allow her giggles and hysterical jumping to be embedded in your mind. You can’t recreate this moment so immerse yourself in it.

Wedding Planning Tips for The Introvert Bride

Wedding Planning Tips

Some brides dream about their perfect wedding day and love the attention of being in the spotlight. Other brides face the actual ceremony with absolute dread. While the picture may be perfect with every detail falling into place, introvert brides tend to clam up when the cameras—and the guests—place them at the center of all the attention.

For introverts, the realization that the engagement will lead—possibly—to a huge wedding in a ceremony filled with hundreds of guests leads to complete panic. Extroverts love attention, introverts loathe it. In fact, I almost had a panic attack before walking down the aisle. My hands trembled horribly during the ring exchange. Today, I would plan a different wedding. There wouldn’t be a huge guest list. I might even opt for a private beach wedding! I wouldn’t give into what the magazines told me I should do…because there is no single definition of the perfect wedding.

While the ceremony was tough, there were still aspects that captured my personal vision of the perfect wedding. And I can attest—from experience and from a few hindsight regrets—that quiet introverts deserve a dream wedding that captures pure perfection.

So for all of my fellow introverts, here are a few suggestions on how to plan (and survive) your dream wedding:

Planning

I planned my wedding from out of state during college. So my mom and dad actually met with many of the venues. When it was time to choose flowers or other details (like the cake), my fiancé was involved in meetings with a lot of the vendors (especially the taste testing). If he wasn’t there, my mom came along. I don’t know that I would have been happy or comfortable handling it all solo. If social situations make you anxious, have your mom, a friend or fiancé tag along and offer advice and feedback during vendor meetings. Since my parents paid, I also felt they had a right to know and approve expenses.

The Guest List

Our guest list numbered in the hundreds. While not everyone attended, the number of people at the ceremony still seemed intimidating to me when the church doors opened. As the bride, you will be the center of attention. It’s OK to limit your guest list to a number that makes you comfortable. While parents may often pay, you do have a voice. Speak up…because, trust me, your parents do not want you to panic before walking down the aisle. Talk to your fiancé and come up with a guest list that makes you both happy. If you need to cut guests, opt to cut work colleagues, extended family and distant friends. And, you know, eloping is always an option!

Alcohol

Don’t imbibe on your wedding day to loosen up. Yes, alcohol might be known as liquid courage, but drinking can backfire horribly. A vomiting bride does not photograph well. Too much alcohol, while lowering inhibitions…also may REALLY lower inhibitions. You might say something completely inappropriate to the wrong person…or you may end up stripping in the middle of the reception. Don’t chance the embarrassment and keep drinking to a minimum. Just remember, today everyone has a camera and a video recorder on their phone…you may go viral in all the wrong ways! You do not want your wedding hashtag associated with intoxicating pics!

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Receiving Lines

One of the most awkward experiences at my wedding was worrying about what to say to every guest. As the guests of honor, you have to make the rounds. We held a receiving line after the ceremony, which allowed us to greet and thank every guest. Receiving lines are great, because they keep moving and conversations must be quick. Prepare a few talking points ahead of time, so you don’t feel put on the spot.

Nix the Traditions You Don’t Like

We opted for the bouquet toss and the garter toss—two popular traditions. I hated the garter toss! While I’m not insanely modest, the garter toss just caused too much attention. If you don’t want the spotlight on you, drop those ‘center of attention’ moments. Most brides today have nixed the garter toss altogether…it is a little sexist!

Wedding Planning Tips

Introvert brides have more difficulty with wedding planning and the actual ceremony than their outgoing extrovert counterparts. Plan the perfect wedding for you and make sure those plans mesh with your personality and your social comfort zone. Your wedding should be a day you anticipate…not dread!

A Few Words From Your Wedding Coordinator

It all started with coffee…..
   
        Just another morning in the office, answering phones and building dream wedding packages for women I’ve never even met. Most of the business I do is honestly over the phone. Most of the Brides I work with I don’t even see face to face until the BIG DAY. It occurred to me that sometimes the process can feel rushed, and it sometimes loses the intimacy of having a coordinator. Some women often take their wedding in to their own hands to ensure TOTAL control. I was that Bride. When I planned my own wedding, it was terrifying. I was overwhelmed and exhausted. The amount of coffee I took in was startling. I know exactly how a Bride feels in the whole solo planning fiasco. Aside from family, I really didn’t have the help that I needed, and now that I am planning as my profession, I’ve realized that I wasn’t alone.
Things go wrong, and that’s okay…..
       Being a coordinator, I will tell you, your day will be perfect even if the florist sends the wrong flowers. It will be perfect if the cake didn’t have the right decoration. It will be perfect even if your bridesmaid wore the wrong dress because she hated the colors you chose. Do you know why it will be perfect? Here’s the secret. 10 years from now when you are still happily married, sharing your life with your best friend, you forget the bad things. You will forget that your Mother-in-law nagged you about how low-cut your dress is. You forget that the chicken was dry. The little things can sometimes go the wrong way, even if you have a BOMB coordinator. The things you remember are the big moments. I have been married for 5 years, and my biggest memory is how my husband looked at me. How he could barely stand there because he was just too excited. How he messed up a few words because his smile literally took over his face. How, for that short period, we were the only two in the room. How I fought back tears of joy when the officiant pronounced us man and wife. At that moment all of the little things disappeared. My world was at peace.
Building more than a package…..
         I have honestly made it my mission to put together a lot more than just wedding packages. It was a lot to take in when I first accepted this job. The realization that I would be responsible for YOUR biggest day was a lot of weight on my shoulders. However, when I started to think about the feelings I had while doing my own, it really made me think. I didn’t know any vendors before, and I certainly didn’t know where to begin. As a coordinator, I understand what runs through your head EXACTLY, which is why I have made myself available nearly 24/7, and usually work weekends. I also still drink a lot of coffee. We won’t go in to that. I spend my days taking all of the lessons I learned the hard way, and applying them to Brides, so they won’t have to worry about the little things. You shouldn’t have to. You should be finding the perfect dress and picking out color schemes. Also, I will add, you will probably want to make a list of songs for the DJ. We don’t want grandma out there dancing to “baby got back”. (Believe it or not, that is a true story.) You know, five years ago, I wished that I had put my trust in someone to help me with my big day. At this point I’m glad that I had the experience. It totally prepared me for anything and everything that could possibly go wrong. It also taught me what was most important, and it certainly wasn’t the flavor of the cake.
So back to the coffee…..
           I had this crazy idea. Wedding Expo. We could do one. We could invite everyone to meet the vendors we work with on a daily basis. You could see our Wedding Venue and tour the grounds. It started off small. Just a few vendors and a few guests. Then the word really got out. People are genuinely excited to meet the people that will be working behind the scenes for their big day. I understand that their are giant Expos that happen every year, but how confusing are they?? There is like a million tables, a million business cards, and a million questions to add to the other million you already had BEFORE going. My goal is to create a more intimate moment. You meet the people that are actually helping you. Taste-testings and door prizes. Even a Bridal Fashion show is in the works from a local Bridal Boutique. A Bridal Show that is solely focused on the Bride. NOT the Bride’s Wedding Budget. As a coordinator, it is so vital to understand who you are as a person in order to make your day 100% customized to YOU. This is not a cookie-cutter business, and I feel that if Brides could meet with the whole team, it will give you and me a better understanding of the Wedding you want. So we are doing this. August the 19th. It is even going to be set up and decorated like an actual wedding so you see the whole shebang! Am I crazy? Maybe. But I have a great feeling that this is going to be so beneficial to all of my Brides. “…sips coffee”.
Sincerely,
 
Cristan Bolens
wedding planner and event coordinator
 
TollFree: 1(800)406-7404
Fax: 865-774-0868
Cristan is a Wedding Coordinator for Edencrest Weddings located in the beautiful Pigeon Forge,Tennessee. Happily married for five years, she understands how important it is to get your new life started with the perfect ceremony. It brings her absolute joy to witness the emotion, and the coming together of a new family. Her goal for your event is to use her creativity and open mind to bring your beautiful dreams in to reality.She prides herself on the fact that she created her own wedding, down to the last detail, and she cannot wait to help with your special day. She understands the skill it takes to make it perfect, and because this is your dream, every detail matters. Taking her on as your consultant will ensure that your event will be handled with the utmost care. Your only job is to have fun, and look beautiful!

Can You Go Wrong With A Wedding Present?

When planning to attend a wedding, you should take your time when planning for a gift. You cannot just wake up on the morning of the wedding without knowing what to get the couple. Here are some wedding gift ideas that you cannot go wrong with:

 

Glass And Barware

You cannot go wrong with glassware; you just have to choose sets that stand out from the rest. The best gifts include champagne flutes, ice buckets, wine glasses, and decanters. The reason why choosing this gift is always a good choice is because everyone uses glassware and barware at one point in their lives.

 

Bed Linen

Most wedding couple choose to include bed linen in the gift registry because every couple needs it, but buying it can be costly. You can choose anything from sheets and blankets to duvets and quilts and make them very happy..

 

Perhaps giving a gift of bed linen is a throwback to the marital bed idea, prised in many cultures past and presen. There is something intriguing about entering married life with new linen. The best linen you can get the couple is Egyptian cotton, because it is of high quality.

 

Dinner Sets

As traditional as it might seem, a dinner set of special-occasion china or of “everyday” dishes is a very popular gift. Perhaps most people remember wedding china from their childhood years and want to give away something similar yet modern. A dinner set makes a lovely wedding gift, especially if the couple that is getting married likes to throw huge holiday dinners or parties.

 

Hotel Stay

Hotel Stay

You cannot go wrong with this gift as most people like to get away on a special trip. However, you need to ask the couple if they can afford to take a few days off work to go on a trip.

 

You can get some great deals at Ocean City hotels. If you can afford it, you should book a 5-star hotel for the newlyweds and they will be eternally grateful. Many couples have honeymoon registries that allow you an easy way to contribute to their honeymoon.

 

Kitchen Appliances

A small kitchen appliance is a great wedding gift. Although most people who lived on their own have basic appliances, they still want the little things that make cooking more enjoyable. Appliances that most newlyweds receive include juicers, coffee machines, blenders, stand mixers.and slow cookers. You should consider choosing a unique appliance that the couple might not already have.

 

Cutlery Set

What would be the point of having a lovely dinner set without the cutlery to lay it out? When other guests have brought dinner sets, you cannot go wrong with a classic cutlery set. Such a set will last for a long time and still look good several years from now. Many couples have a silver pattern registered along with their china pattern and other requested items.

 

Portraits

As weird as it might sound, giving the couple a portrait of themselves or their favorite pet is a unique idea. The newlyweds will love your creativity. The trick lies in finding the right pictures without giving your wedding gift idea away. Are you doing a dog portrait? You should know where to find pet portrait artist who knows his craft.

 

Towel Bundles

You can buy a bundle of soft fluffy towels for the newlyweds, because a coordinating range of beautiful towels is a welcome display in the bathroom. Just make sure that you select a range of bath towels, hand towels, bath sheets, and guest towels that are 100 percent cotton.

 

Luggage

This is an ideal gift for newlyweds because they are about to embark on their honeymoon. Therefore, it makes sense to choose a brand new set of luggage for the lovely couple: suitcases and cabin bags. Is the couple very adventurous? You should consider buying backpacks or rucksacks for them.

 

Clothes

Wedding Clothes

You can get a nice dress like a custom dress by azazie for the bride. Make sure that you choose a simple style that she can wear on her honeymoon.

 

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Making Your Dream Wedding Come True with the Right Videographer

How the Videographer Makes All the Difference in Your Wedding Video

The memories of your wedding day will last forever. But if you want something tangible and lasting, and that you can share with friends and family, a wedding video is a necessity. It’s important that you don’t leave the creation of this treasured keepsake to just anyone. Finding the right videographer is an important part of your wedding preparation. There are many wedding video editors out there, so how to find the right one? Here’s a systematic way to approach this important task.

Do your research

Knowing what you want to see in the video of your dream wedding begins with you. Without a clear vision that you can communicate to the wedding video editors you choose, you may find that what they create doesn’t meet your dream ideals.

Search the internet for wedding videos – you’ll find many on YouTube and Vimeo, plus other social media sites like Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook – plus look at the web sites of local wedding video editors. They’ll often post clips and trailers of previous weddings they’ve shot and produced. When watching, take notes on the concrete aspects of the wedding video – aspects like the pacing, lighting, and the overall story that the wedding video editors have projected into their production.

Seek out recommendations

Wedding Videographer

No doubt you’ll be working with a variety of other wedding professionals to plan all the aspects of your dream wedding. These professionals can be an excellent resource to draw upon when you’re conducting your search for the right wedding video editors to capture your wedding on video. Start by talking to your primary wedding planner – no doubt they have had extensive experience in working with top professional videographers. Another excellent resource is wedding photographers – given the overlap between the two roles, they really know what videographers to count on to produce quality work.

Read reviews

Any experienced videographer will have a large body of work, and it’s usually not hard to find reviews of the work these wedding video editors do. In particular, pay attention to what other consumers have to say about how well they could communicate their ideas and desires to the videographer. No matter how skilled the wedding video editors are, you want to be sure that your visions and ideas are respected throughout the process.

Don’t put off your search

Timing is everything when planning your dream wedding. You’ll need to line up the availability of the venue, family, and more to bring together all the elements of your dream wedding. Once you have the date settled upon, it’s time to move forward in finding the wedding video editors that can do the task for you.

As you research and shortlist a few, set up appointments to talk to the top videographers on your list. The sooner you take this step the better, since the best videographers will be in great demand during the peak of the wedding season. By working through this process early, you also could potentially save some money. It’s not uncommon for many professionals to offer an early season booking discount or be willing to negotiate on cost if they can lock in a date early.

Ask the right questions

When you meet your videographer, it’s time to really dig into the details about what you’d like to see in the video of your dream wedding. To aid your communications with the videographer, create a worksheet of the specific things you’d like to see in the wedding. In addition, create a list of videos that you can watch with the videographer to illustrate any particular themes or style you’d like to see. It’s simply a case of a picture being worth a thousand words.

Book a venue visit

Wedding Venue

If it is possible, schedule a visit to the venue with your videographer. This is a great idea for several reasons. First is logistics. You may want footage from several different locations for the video of your wedding, but depending on timing that may require that your videographer have extra cameras and crew, perhaps necessitating extra expense.

From an artistic standpoint, giving your videographer a chance to inspect the venue with you allows him to sharpen their plans on how to shoot the wedding, and provide helpful suggestions that may improve the overall look of the wedding video.

Read the fine print

When it’s time to sign the contract, take the time to read it through, so you’ll know exactly what you’ll be getting from your videographer. Don’t be afraid to negotiate on some of the line items if necessary. And if you’re in dilema about what something is, don’t hesitate to ask.

It may seem like a lot, but the investment of time you make in getting and communicating with the right videographer will make all the difference in the final product, and in the memories you’ll have to share in the future.

Wedding Body Ready

Some women have been planning their wedding day their whole lives. Maybe they spent their teen years flicking through Brides magazine or watching TLC’s classic reality show “A Wedding Story.” And as young girls, they imagined their fairytale dream dress: a fluffy confection featuring bustles of tulle and lace. Or maybe the imagined iconic look took shape as a classic a-line silhouette dotted with only a few delicate details.

However the dream wedding was imagined, every woman—every bride—wants to look perfectly flawless on her wedding day. Perfect means something different to everyone. After all, perfect isn’t really about perfection…but about little tiny changes here and there that make us feel good.

What do you love about yourself? What do you maybe want to improve for your wedding day? Tighter abs, radiant skin…or maybe you just want to learn how to let go of stress to feel better.

Whatever you want to improve to make your wedding day into your version of perfect, we’ve got you covered! Here are a few ways to get your body, soul and mind wedding ready:

Skin

A few days before my wedding day, I woke up with a pimple. And it was still there for my wedding! Ultimate bridal nightmare. If—like me—your skin is prone to stress break-outs, start working on skin in advance. Try cutting out foods that dry out skin—like sodium-laced snacks and take-out. Eat more veggies and fruits to reap the nutrient-rich skin benefits, and be sure to drink lots of water. Hydrated skin is healthy skin. If skin is oily, use gentler cleaners that help control moisture. Dry, flaky skin? Try coconut oil as a nighttime moisturizer (use virgin organic, when possible).

Prepare your skin for your wedding day

Body

Embrace the body and shape you were given…he loves you for you! If you still want to make a few changes to the body, aim to improve fitness and health. Incorporate exercises that strengthen and tone. Running is great cardio, and it builds endurance.  Use five-pound weights to gradually build up arm strength. Crunches are great for abs, but so is hula hooping (plus the hoops are fun!). Find a fitness routine that works for you!

Mind

Stress is toxic to the body and the skin. Too much stress can lead to weight gain, depression and fatigue. Stress also can take a toll on the immune system, making the body more prone to illnesses. Try yoga to help relax both the body and the mind. Yoga increases flexibility and strengthens the body. Yoga also teaches the mind to let go and many yoga techniques utilize a form of meditation. So roll out the yoga mat, and prepare the body to master Downward Facing Dog!

Realize your vision of perfection by embracing your beauty, your body and your blissful future. Take care of the body, the skin and, yes, the mind to feel great and look radiant on the biggest day of your life.

For more ideas on how to get your body wedding ready, check out this infographic.

Get your body wedding ready.

How to Throw a Wine Tasting Bridal Shower

Are you getting ready to throw a bridal shower for that long time friend but you’re

breaking out in hives just thinking about traditional bridal shower games? Whether

your friend’s wedding is at a vineyard, or she just loves wine, hosting a wine tasting

bridal shower is a great way to put a modern twist on the event with sophisticated

flare. Follow this step-by- step guide to hosting a wine tasting bridal shower and by

the time all of your guests depart for home, you’ll be the toast of all your friends.

Wine Tasting

Step 1: Pick the perfect location

A restaurant locale sounds fun, but it’s expensive! You can save money and time by

hosting the wine tasting at a local vineyard. Already outfitted for weddings and

events, vineyards are a great place to find the right seating, atmosphere you won’t

find anywhere else (Where else do you have the backdrop of beautiful rolling hills

filled with grape arbors?) and of course, all the wine your vino loving heart desires.

Step 2: Have a plan for what wines to taste

This is a great opportunity for the bride, along with her bridesmaids and wedding

guests to taste-test what kinds of wine they want to serve at the wedding. Many

vineyards will have on-staff sommeliers who you can hire by the hour to walk you

and the bride-to- be through different selections, helping you taste it with a variety

of tapas so you find the perfect pairing for your reception while experiencing the fun

of trying out new vintages that you never knew you loved.

Step 3: Personalize the tasting experience

Most wine tastings will include a place for you to discard unwanted wine (gasp!

That’s a thing?) as well as a rating chart and crackers to cleanse the palate between

wines. The process is educational and if you’re using a trained sommelier for your

event, you will leave knowing about the aromatic, visual, and tasting qualities that

separate good wine from excellent wine. If you want to spice this up a bit since it’s a

bridal shower party, you can have your guests try to compare each wine’s flavor to

some characteristic about the happy couple. A robust red matches the groom’s

strong sense of humor, or the crisp and delicate white wine matches the bride’s

sweetheart reputation, for example.)

Custom Wine Glass

Step 4: Built in gifts!

When you send out invitations, use a custom design that reflects the vineyard flare.

Maybe have the paper be shaped like a wine bottle or print a picture of the vineyard

on the front. Make sure you mention it’s a wine tasting so guests don’t feel like they

need to bring their own bottle. Share with guests that everyone should help the

couple stock the bar and instead of bringing gifts, they can purchase a vineyard gift

card or a bottle of the couple’s favorite wine and spirits that you try at the bridal

shower (this works very well for a co-ed shower)

Wine Tasting Invite

Step 5: Don’t forget the details

In addition to the wine tasting, have wine themed games and décor setup at the

party. Many vineyards will already have decorations you can use, but if they let you

bring your own consider having jars filled with corks where guests can try and

guess the number of corks correctly to win a prize. Have them try to guess which

vintage will be the bride’s favorite from the tasting, or even have a wine related quiz

for guests to play.

At the end of the party, send each guest home with a custom-labeled bottle as a

memory and party favor everyone will love!

Custom wine label

article submitted by  Cassidy Cash

BigDoorVineyards.com

customized wine glasses

We Trust Sandals Resorts with Your Honeymoon Plans!

WeddingVibeHoneymoons specializes in Sandals Vacations (We are a Preferred Sandals Agency).
We often get asked why we send our honeymooners to ONLY  Sandals Resorts.
Here is why we trust Sandals Resorts for our very important honeymooners:
Sandals is the industry leader in the luxury all inclusive industry.
They have won the Worlds Best All Inclusive company award year after year, and they have over an 80% return rate!

The resorts are all about luxury, romance, relaxation and fun. All resorts are adults only, and couples only (so no singles roaming the resort)

Sandals has the best staff-to-guest ratio, and they have the most “elbow” room in the industry. They don’t overbook their resorts, so the resorts feel empty, even when they are at full capacity. Which means guests can find quiet spots to be alone, and it also means no lines for drinks, no fighting for towels or chairs at the pool etc.

Book your Sandals honeymoon with Wedding VibeHoneymoons for personal and professional service!

Sandals takes food and drink very seriously! There are many different restaurants at each resort. The Head Chef at each restaurant is classically trained in that expertise, and flown into the resort. (i.e., the head chef of the Italian restaurant is from Italy, etc.) So all of the food is authentic gourmet, and it is WONDERFUL!
The drink is PREMIUM alcohol, and each restaurant and bar has its own Signature drink.

Sandals only has resorts in countries where:
-The water is safe to drink from the tap
-The main language is English
-They accept the U.S. Dollar
-The weather is perfect year round

Sandals only has ONE price, so you are sure to get the best price Sandals has to offer. An added bonus of booking through Wedding Vibe is that you get our Price Watch Guarantee. So if the price of your room should come down, even after you book, we make sure you get the better price!

The price includes EVERYTHING on the resort for TWO adults! So the price includes:
-The room
-UNLIMITED gourmet dining
-UNLIMITED premium alcohol and drinks
-Land sports
-Fitness Center
-Water sports like snorkeling, kayaks, windsurfing, sailboats, paddle boards WITH professional instruction
-SCUBA diving for certified divers
-World class live entertainment every night
-All Taxes
-All Gratuities (Sandals does not even allow tipping on the resorts)
-Shuttle transportation from the airport to the resort and back, so you don’t have to worry about trying to find a taxi!

Sandals makes it all sooooo simple and easy.

Below are the Islands where there are Sandals resorts along with a link to a digital photo album of each resort:

Jamaica: (7 resorts) View our Sandals Honeymoon Deal for Jamaica
Sandals Montego Bay
Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Negril
Sandals Negril

Sandals Ochi
Sandals Ochi

Sandals Royal Caribbean
Sandals Royal Caribbean

Sandals Royal Plantation
Sandals Royal Plantation

Sandals South Coast
Sandals South Coast

Sandals Inn
Sandals Inn

 

Bahamas (2 resorts) View our Sandals Honeymoon Deal for Bahamas
Sandals Emerald Bay
Sandals Emerald Bay

Sandals Royal Bahamian
Sandals Royal Bahamian

 

St. Lucia (3 resorts) View our Sandals Honeymoon Deal for St. Lucia
Sandals Grande St. Lucian
Sandals Grande St. Lucian

Sandals Halcyon Beach
Sandals Halcyon Beach

Sandals Regency La Toc
Sandals Regency Latoc

 

Antigua (1 resort) View our Sandals Honeymoon Deal for Antigua
Sandals Grande Antigua
Sandals Grande Antigua

 

Grenada (1 resort) View our Sandals Honeymoon Deal for Grenada
Sandals La Source Grenada
Sandals LaSource

 

Barbados (1 resort) View our Sandals Honeymoon Deal in Barbados
Sandals Barbados
Sandals Barbados

 

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Honeymoon in Montego Bay Jamaica

Montego Bay is known as the “tourist capital” of Jamaica. Within this city lies 3 gems; Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Inn.

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Sandals Royal Caribbean

Sandal Royal Caribbean as the name suggest embodies the elegance of European royalty! This resort is all about relaxation, offering you the escape of a private off shore island! The moment you arrive, you are greeted with a rich European culture displayed in the architecture. With over 8 exciting cusine to choose from including the authentic thai restaurant located on the exotic private island, your taste buds are in for a treat! This resort also features exotic suites like the luxurious Crystal Lagoon Swim up rooms and the new craze the Over the Water Villas.

Sandals Montego Bay

Sandals Montego Bay is referred to as the heart of Sandals, you are guaranteed a cool Jamaican vibe. Entertainment and activities are a must at this resort; exciting waters sports and daily activities with an amazing entertainment team, this resort gives non stop fun! The party continues into the night with live bands, beach parties and themed nightly events. Newly renovated, Sandals Montego Bay offers you a true beachfront experience boasting breathtaking seaside suites with a beautiful oceanview.

Sandals Inn

Sandals Inn is the intimate piece of paradise with its boutique style. This is the smallest resort with the biggest heart, it will have you falling in love all over again. From the most friendly staff to the authentic cozy Caribbean rooms, you will feel right at home.

One great thing about Montego Bay is the fact that you will get the stay at 1 play at 3 privilege; this means once you are staying at one of these resorts, you will have access to all 3. With each resort being only 5 to 10 minutes apart, it’s easy access, so you can experience all 21 restaurants, all the amenities, even the beaches and transportation between resorts is provided free of charge.

Each resort has its unique vibe and feel giving you 3 different vacation all in one stay, you are in for a vacation of a lifetime!

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Article written by Dionnie B – WeddingVibe Sandals Specialist!

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