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Get Inspired by These Hairstyles for Your Bridesmaids

Is your wedding getting closer? Are you still looking for the right hairstyle for your bridesmaids? Well, as usual, the runways are our best source of inspiration and Bridal Week 2019 had so much in store for us. Along with the great wedding and evening dresses that will definitely swoon you and your bridesmaids, there was a selection of great hairstyles for them to rock on your big day.

Do they like braids? Do they look better in up-dos? Or do they prefer to let their hair down? No matter what, our picks cover the best hairstyle for your bridesmaids – trust us!

Without further ado, we have chosen the best hairstyles from the runways of Bridal Week 2019. So join us in the Photo Gallery below to take a look at our selection.

 

Mirella Haddad

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Keep Your Wedding Guest List under Control

Perhaps one of the hardest tasks a bride can do is narrow down a never-ending list of guests for her wedding. After all, no person wants to be the one to over-invite or under-invite, especially if said person has the weakness of wanting to please everyone.

So if you belong to this category of people, then allow to us un-burden you. Believe it or not, there are more ways than others to shortlist your wedding guests and you can definitely pull it off without having to get the nasty eye from the people you didn’t get the chance to invite. Bride-to-be, if you’re having a hard time trying to select your wedding guests, we’ve got you covered.

Scroll below as we take you through some tips and tricks to alleviate the “invitation” pressure!

  1. Being in love means you want to share your wedding day with the whole wide world. But when reality kicks in, you’ll soon realize that neither your venue of choice nor your budget permits you to do so. Enter the “Draft 1” guest-list. Make a small estimate of the number of family members and friends you want to invite, just to have a clearer idea. From there, you’ll be able to move more freely.
  2. Keep in mind that some of your invitees will have plus ones. So if you think that you probably won’t be seeing said person after the wedding, then it’s sure as heck not worth inviting him/her.
  3. Also, one of the most important factors in the wedding guest list is the parents. Whether they’re paying for your big day or not, it’s nice to take their guests into consideration.
  4. Now once you take all these factors into account, you’ll probably end up with – to say it mildly – a pretty huge list. So with all these names and plus ones in mind, you’ll want to consider who are the people who will really be supporting you throughout your marriage and who will not. The ones that you know can make an impact are definitely the keepers.
  5. Lastly, keep a little margin for the people who probably won’t attend your wedding. You can replace them with a little something we like to call “List B”.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Pre-Wedding 101 - The Ultimate List of Beauty Tips

As tiring as preparing for your wedding might sound, nothing can beat the excitement that fills your heart while getting everything ready for one of the biggest days in your life. Therefore, nothing should escape you – from the smallest details of the wedding venue to your look and most importantly, your beauty.

On this special day, your face should look healthy and radiant. With this in mind, we have come up with a list of beauty tips that will get you ready for this happy, happy day!

  • Following the right skincare routine is very important. Visit your dermatologist and ask him to find solutions for all your skin problems. Believe us, this is the only way to ensure the success of your makeup.
  • Facials are very important as they give your skin a boost like no other. Therefore, going for one every month is essential at least 6 months before the wedding.
  • Sleeping well is also key to graceful beauty on your big day. It can be considered as important as a healthy skincare routine!
  • Your hair also needs some attention in order to keep it healthy and shiny. To get the desirable results, start booking your share of hair treatments 6 months before your wedding day. One treatment every two months is enough to give you a beautiful base for your hairstyle on this day.
  • During the wedding ceremony, the photos and videos will certainly capture your hands and feet while dancing the night away, so make sure to start off a moisturizing routine using natural essential oils before going to bed in order to get rid of dry skin.
  • Getting beauty-ready for your big day is not only about your hair and face, but also about your body. Stress strongly affects your health and energy, so to control it, 10 minutes of daily meditation will keep anxiety at bay!

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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A Romance on Sandy Beaches

You’re planning for your big day and deep down, you know that nothing beats a beach wedding at the end of the summer. As the sun rays become quite subtle to allow you to celebrate your love for the outdoors and the sea, a breeze comes to make the setting and your comfort something every bride dreams of! I don’t know about you but that’s my idea of a picture-perfect wedding. With destination weddings stealing the spotlights nowadays, it’s only natural for us to narrow down a list of 5 beaches that will certainly make their way to your list of dream places that will make your big day one to be forever remembered – by you and your guests.

Have you ever watched an animated series where its characters dance on the beach in flower crowns and long tasseled skirts? Well, this is Hawaii and believe it or not, it would be a great destination for your wedding with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean making for a perfect backdrop.

Second on the list is Goa, which brings together fun, adventure and peace in one of the most picturesque beach scenes in the world. No matter which resort or beach you choose, this place in India will never fail in making your big day a great one.

No list of beach wedding destinations can exclude Greece and more specifically Santorini. If you are looking for a romantic venue surrounded by the sea and beautiful scenes in blue and white, this is definitely your place to be.

Looking for an island where you can also stay for your honeymoon and relax? The Maldives will definitely offer you an experience like no other. With privacy and luxury taking over your wedding day, your expectations of a dreamy wedding will be exceeded.

Another one of those places where you can celebrate your wedding and spend your honeymoon is Bora Bora. This romantic paradise ends our list on a beautiful note.

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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What Your Bridesmaids Are Not Telling You – 5 Things That Annoy Them

Having a good and solid bridal party is probably the best thing you can have – after the groom of course. So it only seems fair that the bride tries her best to please her bridesmaids, correct?

So bride-to-be, this time around, we’re addressing the conversation to you. Whether you like it or not, there are some things that you’re doing – although unintentionally – that might be really putting off your bridesmaids. You’re probably thinking to yourself right now “but it’s my day”. Well it is, but paying close attention to your bridesmaids’ feelings is of dire importance.

So, we’ve noticed that there are a few crucial details that can really annoy your bridal party if you don’t pay attention to them. Scroll down to find out more…

 

  1. The inevitable dress. Sure, the thunder is yours, but don’t go picking the absolute worst dress for your bridesmaid(s). Here’s the thing, while we know you have your bridesmaid’s interest at heart, you sometimes tend to forget about three important factors: her body type, her style and her financial standing.
  2. The hairdo. You know how you personally want to look your ultimate best when going to a wedding? Well so does everyone else. So you can understand if your bridesmaids want their hair done in a certain way, can’t you? That said, if you impose a common hairdo, you’re going to get burned at the stake.
  3. Ah, the shoes. The issue of height and whatnot has always been an impending question for the bridal party. What do you do if one of your bridesmaid is taller than you are? Well first things first, don’t undermine her. So what if she’s taller? You’ll be the queen of the ball with the fairytale dress either way, so don’t sweat it.
  4. Being ungrateful. If there’s one thing we know about bridesmaids is the length they would go to keep the bride happy. That could range from organizing the bachelorette party, the bridal shower and to helping out with the wedding itself. So failure to thank them is a big no-no.
  5. Finally, getting all worked-up if one of your bridesmaids can’t attend one of your many events. Don’t forget that we’re in the 21st century, which means you probably have friends from the four corners of the world. So say you’re organizing a big celebration and your living-abroad bridesmaid can’t make it; What would you do? For starters, don’t break out in hives – it’s nothing personal, we all have lives of our own and the important thing is that she makes it to your wedding.

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist

He popped the question, you cried your eyes out and now you have a beautiful ring on your finger. Awesome. But now, fun time is over – so to speak. You’ve got so many events to plan that you need to keep your head in the game.

There are a lot of factors that can ultimately make the wedding planning process more bearable – from the support of your family and friends, to the love you get from your husband-to-be and finally the infamous checklist. It might seem like a drag right now – I mean who wants to write down a checklist and be reminded of the hoard of chores – but it’s really the safest way to get all things done. While some would say to leave it all to fate and to not overstress about it, others argue that it would be far less overwhelming to break down the entire process, bit by bit. The good news is, you have a year or more to plan the wedding of your wildest dreams so try to relax as much as you can instead of blowing it all out of proportion – like we all tend to do.

So bride-to-be, brace yourself for some serious mind-blowing organization procedures.

  1. First things first: determine your budget. Obviously, that’s something you need to do with your fiancé. We know doing the math is not the most enjoyable thing to do, but fear not, there’s a fairytale wedding for every budget.
  2. Once you’ve got the first issue sorted out, it’s time to prepare the guest list. Now whomever you invite to the engagement party, you’re going to have to invite to the wedding as well. And no, you don’t have to invite every single person you’ve said hi to in the past year. Start by writing down the names of your family members, your fiancé’s, your friends and then add whoever you wish to add.
  3. Now this is perhaps one of the most important part of any wedding planning process: the wedding planner. In order to hire one, you should really consider your options; ask around, word-of-mouth is the best feedback you can get.
  4. Pick a venue and set a date. It all depends on the theme of your wedding, come to think of it. If you want a beach wedding, you might consider looking for a venue by the beach and so on.
  5. Now that you have that figured out, think about the caterer, the photographer, the florist and the DJ (or live band). But these are all tasks the wedding planner will easily help you do, along with the multitude of other decisions.
  6. Once all the above points are handled, you can proceed to the wedding dress dilemma and select your options.
  7. Register for the wedding list. Enough said.
  8. 6 months before the wedding, consider choosing your bridesmaids dresses.
  9. Send out save-the-date cards to all your invitees – you don’t want to be late for that.
  10. Four months before the wedding, start checking out the invitations to organize the table and settings.
  11. Select and order your cake – yum.
  12. Three to two months before the wedding, you should start booking hair and makeup appointments.
  13. Touch-base with all your organizers, suppliers and other appointments.
  14. Send out the invitations and check-in all the RSVPs.
  15. Try to stay sane and remember, you’re not alone!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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10 Necklaces to Flaunt Your Simple Style on Your Big Day

CHANEL, 1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures high jewelry collection, Perles Desinvoltes necklace
 
Tiffany & Co., Tiffany Paper Flowers necklace
 
Cartier, Résonances de Cartier high jewelry collection, Harmonie pendant
 
Van Cleef & Arpels, Snowflake high jewelry necklace
 
Chaumet, Laurier precious jewelry collection necklace
 
Messika Paris, Journées de la Haute Joaillerie high jewelry collection, Diamond Spears necklace
 
Chopard, Magical Setting high jewelry pendant
 
Boucheron, Nature Triomphante high jewelry collection, Cigale des Neiges necklace
 
Piaget, Sunlight Escape high jewelry collection necklace
 
CHANEL, 1.5 1 Camélia. 5 Allures high jewelry collection, Diamant Essentiel necklace
 
Tiffany & Co., Blue Book 2018 high jewelry Collection necklace
Cover Photo Courtesy of Instagram.com/vancleefarpels

If you think that your wedding look is all about the elaborate jewels you have to wear, you are absolutely wrong! For me, beauty lies in everything that is simple and subtle – especially if your body’s proportions and wedding dress allow you to go in this direction. Some brides just wear fine jewelry pendants and stud earrings that allow them to stay true to their style. However, you might be one of the beautiful ladies who would like to feel very special on their big day and in fact, you have all the right to make this wish come true.

Luckily for us, the jewelry world caters to all tastes and styles – always leaving you no choice but to look stunning on your wedding day without opting for elaborate designs. This allows us to remind you that high jewelry is not all about pieces bursting with details, as this field is taking a different direction over time, just to prove that simplicity is at the heart of every beautiful creation.

Are you in quest for the perfect high-jewelry necklace for this much-awaited day of your life? In fact, we have narrowed down a list of the best ones out there! You can also check out our Tips to Pick the Ideal Jewelry for Your Wedding Look

 

Article Written by Mirella Haddad

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