When I say wedding diet, I don’t mean one particular diet that every girl needs to follow before the big day. I mean, dieting overall for your wedding day. Women want to look their best at their wedding and rock the bikini on their honeymoon, but some people think this might be too much added pressure to the already stressful planning that comes with having a wedding. Source Some of you have already seen this, but even if you have, I think it’s worth a thought. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to look your best on your big day, but I also wonder if we are already at our best when we got engaged. Food for thought. Check out The Sweet Life’s post on why she isn’t dieting for her wedding. I found it to be very interesting, inspiring, and powerful. But again, please, do what works best for you! Some people thrive on the challenge. Are you planning on dieting for your big day? What types of advice and ideas do you have for other brides who are looking to drop a few before their wedding?
Let’s face it – we can’t always keep our kids sitting quietly and calmly at social events. Kids are kids – they like to play, fidget, and fuss. Especially when they’re bored.
If you provide the option to allow your friends and family members to bring their children to your wedding and reception, here is a great way to keep them occupied:
Who doesn’t love to color?
Or do word searches?
Or just learn in general?
Ok, that last one was a stretch – but you get my point. Go check out Megan Hamilton Weddings on Etsy for more information.
Do you plan on allowing children to attend your wedding?
A while back, I visited a nursing home to interview an amazing woman on her 102nd birthday. She had no children and her husband had died about 20 years before, so she was all alone for the most part. But her spirit was lively and her memory lucid, and she always had amazing stories to share.
When I walked in the front lobby, I noticed a man arranging a large amount of flowers in and around the entire facility. There was another man making “special deliveries” to each room with a small bouquet.
It made their day.
I witnessed the reactions of the residents while I was waiting patiently for my guest of honor to meet me, and I turned to the executive director to ask if this was a weekly occurrence. That’s when she told me that a local bride, whose grandmother was too ill to attend her wedding, had all of her wedding flowers donated to the nursing home which she resided.
I thought, wow, what an amazing idea. It doesn’t take much to put a smile on the faces of these lonely people. And even though I was getting a little bit impatient while I was waiting to conduct my interview, I also enjoyed the positive energy these flowers brought.
So, if you haven’t already thought about what to do with those flowers – just remember how happy you’d be making certain people if you took the time to donate them rather than throw them away or try to keep them yourselves. It’s worth the consideration!
Having fun at your wedding shouldn’t be forgotten. I know I’m still a kid at heart, so when I saw photos of a wedding party sliding down a bounce house “party slide”, I knew I had to share.
This looks like so much fun.
Have you been to a wedding where they included a little childhood fun? Would you have something like this at your wedding?