Easy Wedding Shower IdeasWritten by Melanie Doetsch
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Call a local day spa and ask if you can book an afternoon for pedicures and manicures for whole crew. This is especially nice if you are having a small shower for close friends. You can all talk and giggle and feel spoiled, then duck out for a drink and open gifts afterward. No muss, no fuss, no clean-up or decorating for you. And every guest leaves feeling special!
You can do same with a cosmetics counter at a fine department store - call ahead and explain that you have several women who want makeovers and do a day of bonding over shopping. In some cases, makeup company will even throw in some free gifts for wedding party or bride. It's fun and inexpensive, and again you can follow up with dinner or drinks. Not to mention everyone gets a new look for wedding day!
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It's the Heart (and heat) of the Wedding Season - Sun & Heat Protection during an Outdoor WeddingWritten by Samantha Taylor
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Try and avoid sun as much as possible between hours of 10am and 4pm. The sun's rays are strongest at these times. Perhaps it's a good idea to get pictures closer to morning or early afternoon, before anyone is too tired (or burnt) from sun. Pack (and tell your guests to pack) cover-ups, shawls, wraps and hats for protection against heat of sun. Shawls are perfect for covering up your shoulders since they are a prime area for burns. The coordinator of wedding should ensure there are tents and umbrellas for shade. This is very important because spending entire day in sun with no shade can cause heat exhaustion and be harmful to your health.Finally, make sure there is plenty of water for you and your guests. There's nothing worse than being hot and thirsty. Lack of water can cause dehydration which can be very dangerous for you and your guests. Have water coolers setup in different areas so they are easily accessible for everyone.
Keep in mind precautions listed above. It will ensure that your wedding goes smoothly for you and your guests. After all, it is most important day of your life and you don't want to take any chances of something ruining your special day!
Samantha Taylor spent several years working in the weddings industry as a wedding planner. When she isn't being a mom of two wonderful children, she works as a freelance writer for http://www.yourwedding101.com - a site that offers information about everything related to planning a wedding - from wedding dresses to finding the perfect wedding cake.