Sometimes brides decide NOT to cancel their outdoor wedding and just persevere through the rain. If you do, bad things can happen. BUT you can at least make some wonderful memories in the process and perhaps become playful in the mud. In fact, many older cultures on this planet take rain on your wedding day as a sign of good luck. Rain brings water to dry places, and causes crops to flourish. You can see why it’s viewed as being a blessing and bringing good luck.
Redwing boots are the perfect men’s workwear boot. You can find dozens of these boots at www.davesnewyork.com for affordable prices! Of course, do you really want to wear boots to a wedding day if it just sprinkles? Just tell your bride that rain is symbolic for blessings, cleansing, unity, and a new day. If she wants to have children, remind her that rain is also a sign of fertility and new life. Rain helps things grow and become something new and better.
So if the weatherman predicts heavy participation on your blissful day remember the old French saying, “Mariage pluvieux, marriage heureux“, which promises a happy marriage as a result of a wet wedding. And if you don’t buy into the idea that rain is lucky, there is always the old standby: Rain, rain, go away – come again another day! Of course your guests probably won’t come back if you reschedule the last minute. Even if they try to do some comparison shopping for airline rates, last minute flights are ALWAYS expensive.
I knew better than to get into the wedding industry but when I started my catering operation it just made the most sense. People who do weddings spend a
lot of money on food and if you’re not doing those kinds of events you’re really not going to survive very long in this business. After my first couple of brides, who were totally easy, I decided to expand that side of things and get ever more involved. Big mistake! I made my office bigger and got business phone service
packages and hired two servers part time but you know, somewhere along the way I got branded as “the wedding guy” and that’s where it all went downhill. People are just crazy when it comes to wedding food and on that day in particular and I can’t believe that after so many weddings I still get yelled at. I knew what I was getting into, though, so I guess I can’t really complain about it at the end of the day. IT’s more money, at least!
Nobody told me working in a hospital would be glamorous and I knew a medical career wouldn’t allow me to wear beautiful 5 inch heels. I guessed I envied my younger sister going to work each day in her designer suits and dresses. I just always believed wardrobes, outfits, even uniforms should reflect personalities. Wearing the same dull blue scrubs clothing as all the other doctors in the hospital did little for my belief that looking good made you feel good, in fact the best part of the day would be clocking off after shifts to change into my glamorous and feminine clothes and pretty shoes.
My weakness was clothes and fashion and the thought of dressing the same as everyone else in dull scrubs almost put me off during training. I thought I would always resent my uniform and despise dressing in the same dull outfit each day.
It wasn’t until I met Jasmine the new girl at work that I realised she seemed to have broke the mould with her scrubs. She caught my attention straight away with her floral scrubs and brightly colored scrub hats. Where on earth had she bought fashionable and feminine scrubs from? Strangely enough even in scrubs it looked like she was wearing a different uniform. She told me about a company that specialised in making scrubs for men and women who like me didn’t want to conform to the dull traditional scrubs that had for so long dominated the medical profession uniform. So there I was all of Tuesday night on http://www.blueskyscrubs.com/categories/Scrubs/Scrubs-for-Women/ searching for a new uniform that would help me stand out of the dreariness of the standard issues blue scrubs I had grown to loathe. Now I am not saying me and Jasmine sub consciously compete against each other for most fashionable doctor each day (even Milan, Italy scrubs couldn’t do that) but I certainly feel prettier and more feminine at work now knowing I can choose the designs and colours I wear into work. I have even noticed the designer scrubs wearing off on a lot of the new young guys too which is definitely not a bad thing!
I remember on the week of my wedding my fiance finally broke down and got something for his groomsman. He ended up getting them an antique pocket watch that we both knew nobody would ever actually use.
Their are more useful watches for guys out there.For example compass watches. Sometimes your Iphone 4 doesn’t know which way you are facing when walking. A compass watch is more accurate about telling you which direction is north or south vs your iPhone.
What about those guys that are military or at least like to play Call of Duty on their Xbox 360’s. What about a Timex military watch? Then when they are playing Xbox on live or out in the woods playing paintball, their groomsman gift will actually be useful for them. When was the last time you saw a man in his 20’s with a pocket watch?
Most groomsman typically attended college with the groom. In that case buy something that brings back memories of the old college days when all of you were single. Buy them college logo watch. For example, the nevada watch is both a nice stainless steel watch AND has your college logo. I’m sure that would bring back memories of how many times you ran off to Las Vegas when you should have been studying for those difficult exams.
Anyway you look at it, watches make great gifts for men. Another option would be to buy some Rolex replicas and make them think they are real. That only works if you have a well paying job though.
Since you were a teenage girl you’ve been pulling lip glosses out of your purse and swiping them on without even thinking. Your love affair with gloss was natural; it just felt so right.
And then things started to change. You wanted more. Like heroine to an addict you needed more. Lip Gloss just would not do anymore. You even started fantasizing about bringing home that ruby red lipstick you spotted in the cosmetics section of Cover Girl at Wal-Mart. You fell to your cravings and started buying lipstick, BUT your mom never really showed you the way. Now your wedding day is approaching and you want that perfect look that will knock your husband to be on his knees all over again.
If this is something you understand, then here are 3 tips to help shock your new husband into submission:
1st Falsehood: Lipstick will accentuate “flaws”
Some women shy away from lipstick because they assume it will accentuate perceived lip flaws such as wrinkles and dryness. And while lipgloss is the worst culprit when it comes to falling between the cracks of your lips, a bit of preparation is all one needs to ensure that lipstick goes on smoothly and doesn’t head south.
Start by caring for lips nightly with a light exfoliating treatment and application of moisturizer. For exfoliation: you can make a sugar scrub at home by combining a teaspoon of sugar and a few drops of water. Follow up exfoliation with an application of hydrating lip treatment. In the morning, slick on a coat of moisturizer before you begin your makeup routine. Allow it to sink in while you apply your other makeup first and then blot lips before applying lip primer, lip liner and lipstick.
2nd Falsehood: Lipstick is too bold for sunshine
Some women eschew lipstick for fear it is just too much for daytime wear. I suppose if your days are destined to be dull and void of color, this could be true. Otherwise, it’s how makeup is combined that really makes it “too much.”
3rd Falsehood: The color is short lived
Assuming lips are prepped in advance, begin by applying a lip base to enhance lipstick wear and banish color bleeding.
Lip liner is a must. If you don’t have the matching liner, opt for a neutral shade.
Experts always seem to recommend applying lip liner first, but novices know that leads to chalky, overdrawn lip lines. I recommend applying one coat of lipstick after the base, and then blotting lips. Next, apply lip liner and then reapply lipstick.
If the change from sparkly lips to matte is too much for you, add some shine by dotting a touch of eye shadow in gold or silver to the center of your bottom lip to add shimmer.
Do you want plumper lips like Angelina Jolie? Here’s a tip!
“Using lip liner in a shade slightly darker than your lipstick, overdraw the line (so the line is right outside your lips),” says Revlon consultant , Jody Fisher.
“Apply the lipstick, and then in the center of your lips, blend in a drop of foundation and top it off with a gloss.” Don’t worry about lip lacquer, just stick with the basics.
Anyone else have tips on keeping your lips beautiful for that wedding?
Celebrities everywhere such as Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson can be seen sporting distinctive and fashionable diamond cuts in rings, necklaces, and earrings. Here are a few tips for what to look for in Asscher cut engagement rings.
Before you purchase Asscher cut engagement rings, there are a few qualities you want to look for. First, research a premium jewellery store or appraiser to make sure that the Asscher cut diamond you purchase is of high quality. When looking at Asscher cut engagement rings, you want a diamond with a cut rated at least ‘good’, a colour rating of at least ‘G’, clarity of at least SI2, depth percentage of at least 64-72% and a table of at least 54-63%. What does all this mean, though?
Asscher cut engagement rings should have a cut rating of at least good, meaning that there are minimal flaws in the cutting and the facets are all of uniform shape and size. Asscher cut engagement rings should be colourless or near colourless. A good appraiser will be able to tell you if the Asscher cut engagement rings are a Continue reading →
I’ve heard some arguments for and against the use of a professional makeup artist lately that I thought I would come up with a nice pro and con list for each of these:
Professional wedding makeup artist: Pros
Possible to get it free with makeup purchase of a certain amount
You only use the makeup once, so need to buy special makeup you may never use again
Typically allow some sample trial applications to play with your makeup a little to find that perfect look
TEMPTU AIRbrush Makeup System ($225) is a lightweight system that lets you spray on concealer, blush, bronzer, or highlighter. It gives you a flawless, fresh, and dewy look. You can even use it all over your body. Really fast to do….Sephora lets you do a trial of this stuff..
If you buy a wedding package sometimes it includes the professional makeup as part of it
If you never wear makeup this will add that extra surprise to the groom and obviously you shouldn’t attempt your first makeup application at your wedding
You can use a makeover as a gift to your bridesmaids as part of your package
Professional wedding makeup artist: Cons
Price can range from $60-$100
If you’re not famaliar with the makeup artist they could do your makeup wrong and still have to pay
Do it yourself wedding makeup: Pros
Like Chelsea Clinton, you could keep it real simple and opt to not wear any makeup. Especially if you have a great skincare regimen and your skin looks great anyway like hers.