Easy Wedding Shower IdeasWritten by Melanie Doetsch
Don't be intimidated if you've been chosen as maid of honor for your friend's wedding and your greatest fear is planning bridal shower! There are plenty easy wedding shower ideas to get you started and make whole process go smoothly.
The most popular wedding shower idea is kitchen shower, and it's really most practical as well. After all, no one can have too many kitchen utensils or appliances, and there is also a host of nice little gourmet treats that bride would love to be gifted with.
A personal shower is also nice, with everyone giving bride a gift of lingerie or accessories such as inexpensive jewelry. She might also like something like a skin treatment gift set, cosmetics, or bath powder and perfume.
When most people think of wedding showers, they do tend to think of tradition - a group of ladies getting together in someone's home or at a restaurant or tea room. Lots of decorations, some games and gifts. This is a wonderful concept, but if you're busy it can be hard to pull off. That's why there's a new trend in easy wedding shower ideas - activity based showers. We don't mean rock-climbing (unless you want to) - we mean a girl's day out.
It's the Heart (and heat) of the Wedding Season - Sun & Heat Protection during an Outdoor WeddingWritten by Samantha Taylor
So, you decided to opt for an outdoor wedding under sun amidst lake, ocean or beach. Are you sure you have considered all aspects of an outdoor wedding? Did you consider fact that you and your guests are going to be outside for many hours throughout day in beating hot sun? Some people worry so much that it's going to rain or be cold that they completely forget to prepare themselves for sun and heat. The last thing you want is for you or your guests to be burnt for pictures and leave wedding early because they are sun-fried. So here are some sun protection tips to keep in mind whether you're bride, groom or guest at an outdoor wedding:
- Do not tan in a salon or outdoor prior to wedding. Tanning of any sort is bad for your skin and can cause peeling right before wedding.
- If you want to get outdoor tanned look, opt for self-tanning products that will give you same effect without harming your skin. There are many lotions and foams that work wonders on skin.
- Make sure you apply sunscreen numerous times throughout day. Encourage your guests to do so as well. Indicate on invitation that wedding is outdoors and remind them to bring sunscreen. Here's an idea - hand out small decorative bottles of sunscreen as an early wedding favor for your guests.