Archive for November, 2009

The Honeymooners

Monday, November 16th, 2009

The Honeymoon, an amazing vacation that you and your husband plan together.  You can go anywhere, do anything, spend large sums of money and not feel incredibly guilty. Not only is it memorable because of where you are; it’s memorable because for the first time you and your guy are vacationing as husband and wife. Truly magnificent.

No matter where you go it’s going to be unforgettable, but sometimes the debate of where to go can start an argument between you and your beau.  Not sure where to go? Make a list of places you’ve always wanted to go to together and then look online to find out when’s the best time to go! Also, check websites like TripAdvisor for hotel reviews, sure some of them could be fake but odds are if a hotel has 290 EXCELLENT reviews out of 300, you’re going to have a good time.

Want some suggestions where to stay? Look into a few of these hotels/resorts – our staff swears by them!

Winter Wonderland: Coeur Des Alpes –  Zermatt, Switzerland

CouerdesAlpesLove to ski? Love the snow?  If you’re getting married during the winter/holiday season you may want to look into something super festive: like the Swiss Alps. One of our staff members honeymooned at the Coeur des Alpes and LOVED IT! Here’s why:

“ The night we arrived, we were greeted at the train station (at 9pm!) and escorted back to the hotel. They served us Prosecco and homemade apple cake by the lobby fireplace immediately so we could warm up (without asking) and brought our luggage to our room.  The penthouse room (shown above) was immaculate and had the most amazing view of the Matterhorn right from the bed. I’m not talking a slight view if you strained your neck, I’m talking full wall of windows looking straight into the mountains as you lie down relaxing. Gorgeous The staff was always amazingly nice and gave us wonderful suggestions where to go. If you go, get up and go to the free breakfast in the morning. I’m still dreaming of the quark mousse…in fact, I wish I was there now”


Island Getaway: Flor Blanca – Costa Rica

FlorBlancaLooking for that perfect beach oasis? Longing for privacy on your honeymoon?  Take a step out of the honeymoon beach box and try Costa Rica! One of our staff members stayed at the Flor Blanca and LOVED IT! Here’s why:

 “The place is relatively small with 14 cabanas so everything is very personalized. Its quiet so if you’re looking for night life this is not the place to go. The Chef was amazing and we had access to private surfing lessons, a 3-hour private horse ride through a local ranch and on the beach at sunset. Sounds cheesy I know, but it was really great….not one of those hoaky rides where the horses go in a line and you have to wear a helmet. We definitely plan on going back. Interesting fact: Giselle Bunchen lives just up the road and often comes to the hotel to use their internet access. LOL!”

*Important Tip* Book early. The best places generally book up 6 months in advance.  For example, the Coeur des Alpes generally books up 10-12 months in advance so reserve early!

What’s More Important To You?

Monday, November 9th, 2009

You are given so many choices as a bride that sometimes it can get a little overwhelming. Here’s a great tip from Adorn: sit down with your groom-to-be early on in the engagement and make an ordered list of what is more or less important to you during each part of the wedding day. After the lists are made: post them on your frig. I know it sounds a bit nutty but believe us, this will help you make the tough decisions later on in the planning process.

How about we help you get things started with a little poll? Sounds fun? I knew it would!

Stunning Wedding Stationery!

Thursday, November 5th, 2009

Looking for gorgeous stationery for your wedding? Look no further! Forever Friends has the best of everything! They source fine RedLeafWedding Invitequality personalized printed products and represent all of the nation’s leading printing companies.

Not only do Forever Friends supply you with the best products at the best prices, they also print in several foreign languages!!! How awesome! Need a stationery company to create spanish verses for your wedding cards/invites? This is your place! From Budget stationery to Red Leaf Papers® Wedding Invitations; Forever Friends has it all. They even carry Disney themed stationery to help fulfill your princess wedding dreams!

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Bridal Prepin’ and Some De-Stressin’

Monday, November 2nd, 2009

We all know weddings are stressful but no one gets as stressed out as the bride. You’ve got some much to take care of that you forget to do a few key things for yourself. Here are some tips/hints to keep sane during the insanity. 

Take care of your skin

Everyone wants gorgeous skin for their wedding day. Not only will you be infront of all your friends and family, but you will have tons of pictures documenting the event for the rest of your life. Here’s the problem though, you have so much to worry about when it comes to wedding day preparations that you normally don’t even have time to think about your skincare. Also, not all of us know how to take care of our skin properly. Sure, you know you have to cleanse it and moisturize but with what products and how many times a day? Lucky for us Lee Mellott at Skin Care for Wrinkles gives us a great bridal skincare guide. Thank you Lee!


Get Some Rest

WakeupLight Do you have a hard time going to sleep lately? Having an even harder time waking up? I know how you feel, you have so much on your mind right now that sometimes you need a little extra help getting in and out of Dreamworld. Well the team at Phillips Electronics has created your perfect drug-free helper: the Wake-Up Light. According to the research team at Phillips, people feel more energetic when they wakeup with the sun so the Wake-Up Light simulates a sunrise when you have to get up before the sun actually rises (a.k.a. during winter). You start by setting the alarm clock 30 minutes earlier than you normally do and then the Wake-up Light gradually fills your room with bright light like a rising sun. The light also comes with FM radio, 4 ‘nature’ sounds (think song birds and wind chimes), adjustable light intensity, AND an Ipod docking station. It also has a dusk simulation which I happen to adore.  Great product!


Get Lost

Sometimes you just need a few moments to yourself to clear your head. Everyone needs a little piece of your time during the last few Massagesweeks of wedding prep, the hall needs you to sign things, your mother needs your opinion on your hairdo, your fiancé wants to discuss last minute honeymoon plans, and your mother-in-law is still trying to convince you to invite her half sister in Texas. Do yourself a favor, go for a walk by yourself and then make your way over to the nearest salon for a massage.  It’ll help to clear your head.  Important Note: make sure you’ve been to the salon before and know what kind of massages they give. Having bruises all over your body 2 days before being in a bridal party is no fun. Believe me.