Lash Extensions and Brow Threading for Weddings

Portrait Of Bride Holding Bouquet Of FlowersHappily walk down the aisle knowing this is a special moment you will always treasure. Looking your best on your wedding day is a goal for many about to get married. Shine with your natural beauty or enhance your look on your wedding day with a variety of beauty options such as lash extensions or brow threading. These two beauty treatments provide your eyes with a striking boost, perfect temporary accents for the many photographs taken on your wedding day. Read on to learn more information about lash extension and brow threading for weddings.

Things to Know About Lash Extensions

Look into your beloved eyes as you exchange vows on your wedding day. Many soon-to-be-weds want long lush lashes and eye lash extension help make lashes appear fuller and lengthier. Basically, eyelash extensions are individual lashes that have been immersed in a medical-grade adhesive solution that is safe for the eyes then attached to your natural eyelash.

Personalize your wedding eyelash extension by selecting any color, length and texture you desire. The process takes time and is very tedious as the lashes are applied one at a time. After application, the eyelashes may last for approximately 4-6 weeks depending on your aftercare routine.

To make eyelash extension last longer avoid rubbing your eyes, no excessive face washing and avoid using oil-based eye makeup remover and mascaras.

About Brow Threading for Your Wedding

In anticipation of your wedding, you might want to consider one of the many grooming treatments available for shaping your eyebrows. One of these options is eyebrow threading, an ancient hair-removal technique with origins in Asia and the Middle East. For sensitive skin, eyebrow threading makes a great alternative to waxing or tweezing.

Brow threading is performed by a professional, typically at a salon or spa. The threading expert uses a very thin cotton thread that is twisted into a double strand and then delicately pulled and skillfully swept across the brow in a rhythmic motion. Hairs are removed one at a time, this helps prevent discomfort and no exposure to irritants.

Brow threading takes approximately 5-7 minutes to perform and may last from two to six weeks depending on how your hair may grow back.

Tips

 Avoid getting lash extension or eye brow threading for the first time right before your wedding. Try them out many months before your ceremony to endure this is the right option for you.

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January 28, 2016 at 3:39 pm Leave a comment

Choosing a Wedding Reception Centerpiece

Make an impression at your wedding reception with an eye-catching centerpiece, the main attraction of each table. The importance of centerpieces include helping to set the mood of your wedding reception, serving as an interesting table decoration and a beautiful remembrance of your wedding day. Many factors go into the decision-making process of selecting your tabletop centerpieces. Read on for tips and ideas for choosing wedding reception centerpieces.

Create a Budget

Determine how much of your wedding budget may go into the costs of centerpieces. Once you have decided on an amount, stick to your plan and try to stay within the boundaries of your finances. If you desire to be economical, consider making do-it-yourself centerpieces to save on costs.

Complement Your Venue

Before deciding on your centerpiece, take an evaluative look at your venue. This will help give you clues to the type of centerpiece to display on your reception tables. An informal venue features a different mood than a formal venue; take this into account when choosing your centerpieces. Mason jars filled with daisies look great for an outdoor garden wedding but may not be the perfect match for a candlelit upscale hotel venue.

Consider the Table Dimensions

The size of your wedding reception tables is important to choosing your centerpieces. Acquire the measurements of your reception tables and know the overall size and width, a large centerpiece on a small table may prevent guests from viewing and conversing with each other. The basic rule of thumb is to select centerpieces approximately 1/3 the size of the table.

Aesthetics of Design

Apply elements of design when selecting wedding reception centerpieces. Design elements include color, light, scale, proportion, balance, symmetry, texture, rhythm and harmony. Use some or all design principles to create an attractive centerpiece.

Floral Centerpiece

The most popular style of wedding reception centerpiece features flowers. Types of flowers include seasonal, cut flowers, dried flowers and silk flowers. Try to avoid flowers with intense scents; the fragrance may prove be too strong and not go well with the food served.

Plant Centerpieces

Plants last longer than flowers, which makes them appealing as centerpieces. If displaying plants for your wedding reception centerpieces ensure that the plants are thoroughly watered and pest-free. Purchase from a reputable nursery or local florist.

 Alternatives to Traditional Centerpieces

Some couples like to think outside the box when it comes to wedding reception centerpieces. Get creative with unique centerpieces such as elegant candles or ice sculptures.

Engaged to be married and looking for ideas or suggestions for your wedding? Attend the Great Bridal Expo, a national bridal show tour featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends, New York style fashion show, live orchestra and DJ performances, valuable giveaways and prize drawings, and lots of wedding-related products and services with wedding professionals ready to meet face-to-face with you to make your dream wedding come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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December 31, 2015 at 9:03 am Leave a comment

Things to Splurge On at Your Wedding

One of the most unforgettable moments of your life will be your wedding day. Many couples stash away a little extra money for a wedding day splurge. Some may not be sure what spend it on or cannot decide what to choose for an upgrade on their special day. Deciding on a splurge takes some careful thought, especially if you are on a budget. Read on for things to splurge on at your wedding.

Wedding Ring

 You wedding ring may be worn for the rest of your married life, choose with care. Spend a little extra on this circular symbol of your marriage and make plans to wear it for a very long time. This creates an opportunity to design or select a style that you like and will want to wear every day. For smaller budgets, consider having a meaningful inscription engraved inside your rings.

Professional Photographer

After your wedding, many of the details you labored over during the wedding planning process may end up nothing more than a faint memory. Preserve every precious moment and detail of your wedding day by hiring a professional photographer. Trying to save money by having a friend or family member take pictures may carry the outcome of unprofessional results and missed photographic opportunities. Before you splurge, take the time to research and interview a variety of photographers before making your final choice.

Wedding Day Look

 Look your best on your wedding day by splurging a little on your wedding day look. If you can afford it, go ahead and buy your dream wedding dress. Feeling good and looking great on your wedding day contributes to your overall sense of well-being and helps set a joyful mood. Indulge in a makeup artist to perfect your look and alleviate the stress of putting on your makeup.

A Moment of Peace and Relaxation

 Planning a wedding can be very stressful, allow for an indulgence from the hubbub to rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. This is an indulgence that need not be expensive. Things to do include taking a yoga class, getting a massage, receiving spa treatments, soaking in a hot spring or going for a run.

Wedding Party Members and Guests

Surround yourself with friends and family on your wedding day. If one of your faraway loved ones is unable to attend due to hardship, splurge a little and pay for their travel and accommodation expenses. Your day will be that more special and your kindness never forgotten.

Engaged to be married and looking for ideas or suggestions for your wedding? Attend the Great Bridal Expo, a national bridal show tour featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends, New York style fashion show, live orchestra and DJ performances, valuable giveaways and prize drawings, and lots of wedding-related products and services with wedding professionals ready to meet face-to-face with you to make your dream wedding come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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December 29, 2015 at 2:07 pm Leave a comment

Best Reasons for a New Year’s Eve Wedding

Get married on one of the most festive nights of the year, New Year’s Eve. Your wedding is the perfect match for this traditional party night filled with champagne, revelry and cheerful atmosphere. Throughout history, cultures all around the world celebrate New Year’s Eve creating many traditions such as eating lucky foods and making resolutions. Thinking about a New Year’s Eve wedding? Be sure to secure a venue and caterer as soon as possible, as options become leaner closer to the end of the year. Read on for best reasons to have a New Year’s Eve wedding.

Never Forget Your Anniversary

Your anniversary date will be virtually unforgettable with a New Year’s Eve wedding. Forgetting a wedding anniversary is a topic of hot debate among many marriages but your anniversary will always be distinctly memorable.

Countdowns and New Beginnings

Imagine how much fun it will be to watch the ball drop and countdown the seconds to saying “I do”. Begin the New Year as a married couple and seal it with a kiss. Legend has it that kissing at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve portends happiness in the upcoming year. For extra good luck opportunities, feature large screen televisions showing the ball drop around the world in different time zones.

 Fireworks Display

 Enjoy a fireworks display on New Year’s Eve at your wedding. Dazzle your wedding guests and begin your new marriage with an exciting pyrotechnic display. Do-it-yourself with sparklers or hold your wedding reception at or near a venue featuring a fireworks show.

Glitz and Glam Attire

Make your wedding dreams come true with a glamourous wedding dress that commands the New Year’s Eve spotlight. New Year’s Eve is a night to wear dazzling formal attire. Bedeck your bridesmaids in shiny sequined dresses, bling accessories and matching glitter pumps. Provide the groomsmen with sparkle bow ties and matching glitter socks.

Decorations and Party Favors

Ring in your New Year’s Eve wedding with friends and family. Give everyone fun hats and party favors such as noisemakers, bells, confetti, mylar balloons, novelty sunglasses and feather boas. Decorate in metallic colors of gold and silver and complement with black, cyan or magenta. Hang twinkling holiday lights or paper lanterns from the ceilings.

 

Dance, Dance Dance!

Dance the night away at your wedding reception with friends and family. Share your first dance under the spotlight with classic tunes such as “At Last” by Etta James or “Everything” by Michael Buble.

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December 18, 2015 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

Networking at Wedding Shows and Expos

Love is in the air when you exhibit at a bridal show or expo. From exhibitor to attendee, everyone attending is there for the same reason, an interest in weddings. As an exhibitor, take the time to optimize your opportunities for networking and making new contacts. Benefits of networking include increasing your brand visibility, gaining new information, making beneficial partnerships, creating valuable leads and achieving active participation in the wedding business community. Where to begin? Read on for networking tips at wedding shows and expos.

Create Goals

 Start your networking journey with a goal. Ask yourself, what is it you would like to accomplish as you exhibit at the wedding show and expo. Setting a goal is akin to unfolding a roadmap to success, without it you may be lost. When creating your networking goals ensure that you apply a rubric to measure whether you were successful or not.

 Prepare

 Get ready for networking by preparing in advance. Create a list of other exhibitors you would like to meet. Take note of any ‘meet and greet’ events offered by the show producer. Mentally prepare yourself by staying focused and relaxed. Practice your smile, people will perceive you as friendly and feel at ease. Create a short blurb or pitch about your business to share with others. Select the appropriate attire to wear to the wedding show and ensure your overall appearance is presentable.

Things to Bring

 Make sure you have enough business cards to hand out to contacts and decide in advance where you will store them such as in your pocket or inside a handbag. Bring a pad of paper and pen or pencil to jot down notes. Carry small breath mints and floss picks, bad breath or something stuck in your teeth makes a less than positive first impression. Most importantly, bring your best attitude.

 Where to Network?

 Determine in advance where and who you want to network. Depending on your goals, this could be the engaged couples who visit your booth to specific exhibitors you would like to establish a partnership. Be friendly, get to know the other exhibitors and ask questions about their businesses and how you may be able to help them and vice versa.

 Follow-Up

 Create a plan for after the wedding expo to nurture your new networking contacts. Evaluate your contacts and send a follow-up email as soon as possible after the event.

Exhibit at the Great Bridal Expo, the nation’s longest-running national bridal show — nearly 40 years in business featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends. Exhibit to meet with the couples, brides, friends, families and wedding planners who attend who are in need of your business’ product or service. The many benefits for exhibitors include high-quality venues, a comprehensive bridal show marketing plan, complete contact database, post-show advertising and the opportunity to present your business to the wedding market.

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December 16, 2015 at 3:50 pm Leave a comment

Cocktail Wedding Reception

Celebrate your shiny brand-new newlywed status with a cocktail wedding reception, an alternative to formal receptions and one of the newest trends in wedding receptions. Casual and intimate, a cocktail wedding reception invites guests to mix and mingle with drinks and small bites on one of the happiest days of your life. Cocktail wedding receptions often last a short time and feature a full or partial bar, multiple appetizer selections and entertainment such as a DJ, singer or instrumentalists. Popular with couples on a budget or second-time around wedding couples desiring to share a festive social with friends and family. Cocktail wedding receptions also appeal to foodies craving multiple creative culinary delights on their reception menu. Read on cocktail wedding reception ideas.

Invitations and Guests List

Inform your guests from the very beginning by stating the type of wedding reception you intend to throw, in this instance a cocktail-style reception on your wedding invitations. By sharing this information in advance on your invites will prove helpful for your guests in knowing what to expect. The size of your guest list will be crucial in determining the amount of drinks and food to serve at your reception.

Selecting a Venue

Choosing a venue for your cocktail wedding reception largely depends on your personal preferences. Choices range from hotels and restaurants that are usually already equipped for happy hour-style events to unusual settings such as art galleries and botanical gardens, equally adept at hosting wedding cocktail receptions.

Cocktail Suggestions

Provide your guests with a variety of libations at your cocktail wedding reception. Offer a bar with traditional alcoholic beverage offerings such as whiskey, vodka, rum, tequila, beer and gin as well as a selection of mixers including orange juice, tonic water and cranberry juice. Include a variety of regular and diet soft drinks. Offer red and white wine and serve champagne for your toast.

Entertainment Ideas

Entertain your wedding with music at your cocktail wedding reception. Hire a classical guitarist or a Capella group to sing at your reception. Ask your venue if they provide entertainment or have a DJ on staff. Cocktail hour wedding receptions do not have to be about drinking and eating: consider offering opportunities for dancing. Check to see if your venue has a dance floor and recommendations for a band.

Appetizers and Small Plates

Present several selections of appetizers and small plates, sometimes referred to as finger foods. Your budget will decide the type and quantity to be served. Make them yourself or consult with your caterer or venue for suggestions. Popular appetizers include stuffed mushrooms, mini crab cakes and fruit skewers.

Engaged to be married and looking for ideas or suggestions for your wedding? Attend the Great Bridal Expo, a national bridal show tour featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends,New York style fashion show, live orchestra and DJ performances, valuable giveaways and prize drawings, and lots of wedding-related products and services with wedding professionals ready to meet face-to-face with you to make your dream wedding come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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December 15, 2015 at 9:48 am Leave a comment

Winter Wedding Theme Ideas

Find bliss marrying the one you love at your winter wedding. Celebrate the chill in the air by choosing a theme that matches the coldest of the four seasons. Winter is a magical time of year filled with softly falling snowflakes and long nights filled with twinkling stars. Winter weddings can also be very finance-friendly for the budget conscience couple and a dream-come true for wintertime lovers. When choosing a theme for your wedding select one that speaks to your heart. Read on for winter wedding theme ideas.

Let It Snow!

Kiss your dear and enjoy the delightful joys of snow at your wedding. Snow theme venue ideas include ski resorts, rustic mountain lodges, or recreate the experience of snow at a location of your own choosing. Decoration ideas for a “Let it Snow” wedding include white sparkly fake snow tablecloths, build unique snow people and light snowball candles. Snowy favor ideas include custom snow globes, mittens, scarves and knit caps. If you happen live in area that does not have snow, rent a snow maker and make snow. Your guest will enjoy making snow sculptures and engaging in good-natured snowball fights.

Winter Wonderland

 Create a winter wonderland at your wedding and reception. Arrive to your winter wonderland wedding in a horse-drawn sleigh adorned with jingling bells. Hang icicle lights crisscross and overhead at your venue. Snuggle with your sweetheart and dream by a warm crackling fire at your wedding reception. Serve hot chocolate and warm mulled spice wine; provide guests with sticks to roast marshmallows over an open fire pit. Choose wedding colors such as silver and gold, ice blue and gray or all-crystal white.

 Ski Lodge and Mountain Resort

 Take your love to high altitudes with a ski lodge and mountain resort wedding. Romance is in the air among the snow covered mountains and ski slope trails. The rustic charm exuded by ski lodges makes them a natural choice for mountain lovers. Expect to reserve your venue far in advance of your wedding date as winter is the high season and anticipate paying a premium price. For a breathtaking view, exchange vows on the summit; many ski resorts offer mountaintop chapels.

 Be Merry: Tis the Season

 The best of both worlds, weddings during the winter holidays make a perfect match for an extraordinary wedding experience and unforgettable anniversary date. Popular winter holidays include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Surround your wedding theme according to the winter holiday that coincides with your wedding.

Engaged to be married and looking for ideas or suggestions for your wedding? Attend the Great Bridal Expo, a national bridal show tour featuring both national and local area businesses with the latest in wedding trends, New York style fashion show, live orchestra and DJ performances, valuable giveaways and prize drawings, and lots of wedding-related products and services with wedding professionals ready to meet face-to-face with you to make your dream wedding come true. Click HERE to register and use code BLOG for 2 FREE tickets!

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December 11, 2015 at 10:55 am Leave a comment

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