Do you remember some of the gifts you got when you got married….. I remember very few of them. I know that when I was creating a wedding registry I really wasn’t being practical. I was living in a dream world and just scanning everything that caught my eye. If I had that scanner 1 year AFTER my wedding I would have picked items differently.
One great way to help out a newlywed couple is to just give them cash. At least they can make a better honeymoon from it. (We both know they are not going to tuck that money into savings for when their firstborn child falls from a tree and breaks his arm in half and has $40,000 worth of surgery…. oh wait… that’s my personal story… I digress….
So anyway, this seems like a pretty smart idea to me… I personally think a Wal-mart gift card is the most useful. Once you have the $900 set of China out and you can’t afford to put Ramen noodles on it, the Wal-mart gift card starts looking really good. Continue reading →
Heidi Klum shocked the world with the announcement that she was splitting from husband of seven years, singer Seal recently. Sadly this news made me think about something…..seal fur. Then I thought about what if a wedding was done in fur instead of the standard materials. Would Heidi and Seal still be together?
Just saying, if she had worn fur they would have been a better “match” for each other. Wow, this post has gone wrong on so many levels. I should respect the whole concept of marriage shouldn’t I? This blog is wedding and engagement noise, not divorce noise…. sorry about that. But I know Continue reading →
When I got married….many, many years ago…… one of husband/s groomsman was definitely in the big and tall category for his suit (He was 6’4″ and about 270 pounds). The tux company ended up shipping something to short and small for him and no replacements. He ended up just wearing a nice pair of black slack from his own closet at the wedding. If we had new about companies like “Mens USA” back then we could have saved all that hassle.
Of course, this blog entry is about a company that helps the big and tall guy AFTER his wedding day. Looking for some great clothes for that husky man from brands like Carhartt, Levis, Dickies, Timberland, and laCrosse, then look no further then G and L clothing for your Big and Tall clothing needs. As with most big and tall stores you expect to track your order easily and hassle free returns if things don’t fit properly. G & L offers all of this with top notch customer service.
When you spend over $100, shipping doesn’t need to be a hassle for you either. Even if your wedding day was lightly messed up from a tuxedo not fitting, the rest of your life should not be the same. Check these guys out.
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!
Months and months of planning for the happiest day of my life everything had to be perfect. The problem was I knew what I was putting off until the last minute. No matter how beautiful the dress or how glamorous my hair would appear on the day I could still not hide away from my arch nemesis: acne. I had struggled with acne from the age of 15 and now at 21 I still had not been spared of the nuisance that acne created. My wedding was now a matter of months away and although everyday my wonderful fiancée told me I was beautiful I still felt my acne was holding me back from being the beautiful bride I dreamed of being. Creams, pills, even new makeup techniques only failed to disappoint me. Harry told me he didn’t even notice the acne but I knew the ugly truth, I knew when I looked in the mirror it dominated the lower half of my petite face. Why hadn’t I used acne removal system from Tanda for my big day?
I had to learn to deal with acne and accepted it would always be in my life plus I was one of those people to sweep problems under the carpet BUT this was my wedding and this was no ordinary day. There was no room for regrets or second bests, so acne light therapy
seemed like the solution. So here I am standing at the makeup counter with one of my bridesmaids naturally pondering over the vast selections of thick foundations and concealers. My friend out of nowhere suddenly asks me if there was one thing I could change about my physical experience. I’m like “well durr look at this freakin’ acne that’s illegally parked on my chin!”. Fancy shoes, dieting, tanning even expensive hair cuts would never distract me from the acne slowly spreading across the lower half of my face. So mini breakdown over my friend hauls me into her apartment to check out the latest in acne treatment as if I’ve never thought to do that myself! “Another cream, right” I ask my friend. After listening to my friend rant at me for half an hour about bright light LED treatment I realise she may have a point. Maybe this will show promise. I studied tandaskincare.com looking for the obvious before and after pictures of “acne ridden” models. What did I have to lose though it was my wedding anything was worth a shot right? Unlike the previous creams and pills I had once bought in desperation to cure my acne this was actually good for the general health of my skin and could produce visible results I could actually see.
So here I am a few nights from my wedding day with a noticeably clearer lower face thanks to the acne light treatment. I’m still using the piece of kit for my treatment but I already see my own smile reflecting back in the mirror at how good I feel just by doing something about my long struggle with acne. Now I have finally stopped obsessing about my acne I have finally noticed that my shoes do not in fact match my wedding dress!
I’ve noticed a new trend in the wedding industry. It seems that men are starting to sport stylish hats to these events. Unlike many styles I am glad to see this men’s accessory coming back.
Stylish hats were not just for a time during the rat pack of the 50’s. Fedoras are seen being worn by singers like Justin Timberlake and numerous rap stars of our time. Hey, if you’re looking for a good collection of mens hats the internet provides the worlds largest superstore.
Their have been a large number of hats worn at the recent high profile weddings over in England & Wales. Let’s clarify, not ALL of these hats were the kind I would ever like to see again. Never been a big fan of a hat as the main event over hats being a subtle accessory to an already stylish outfit.
What hats have you seen men wear at a wedding that make the whole tux just rock?