Musing with Team Beauti

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Musings from TeamBeauti…

So much to think about, worry about, ponder…?  One of the reasons we have this blog is to give you some ideas we have found while surfing the web.  And to remind you to enjoy the moments! 

  1.  Make a budget – what do you have to work with?
  2.  Stick with your budget – remember bigger and better is more $$$.
  3.  Be organized and make a list of everything you want to include in your wedding, even the smallest detail may be forgotten. 

Look for interesting websites to visit while planning all the details.  We found several that have some new and interesting tips.

 ~  Theperfectpalette.com

~  Weddingwire.com

~  Weddingwindow.com

~  Adorn.com

~  Renttherunway/weddings.com

 Remember some of the events which may be overlooked during the reception like someone announcing when you are cutting the cake, tossing the bouquet, first dance, etc.  Your guests are there to share with you and want to be part.

This amazing experience should be memorable and fun!  Remember that there is no perfect wedding day. Something will be forgotten, and someone will do or say something goofy but all of this is part of your story!  A receiving line is great for your guests, family, etc., however partying, dancing and having a good time is a consideration you should think about.

Most importantly, remember you are celebrating the love of your life on this day. Take the time to look at him, hold his hand, dance with him, kiss him, and celebrate each other.  Don’t worry about the photographer – when you have a good one, they will catch all those precious moments! 

This is your day, your story, your love.  ENJOY IT!

Joanne & PeggyImage

 

Love it or Leave it??

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While researching the internet and looking for interesting facts for TeamBeauti’s blog we came across some intriguing thoughts from brides across the globe!

 

What traditions would you like to see disappear before your big day?  There are a few brides from around the world think some should be never thought about again!

 

Cake Smooshing

The Bouquet Toss

The Rice Throw

The Chicken Dance/Macarena/Electric Slide/Hokey… You Get the Idea

The Dollar Dance

The Toasting Free for All

The Pushy DJ probably pushing the Chicken Dance

The Elaborate Removal of the Garter

The Garter/Bouquet Matchup

The White Dress

 

Have some more we can add?  Give us your thoughts.

 

Tip for the Day:  Don’t get overwhelmed with wedding thoughts, ideas, etc.  Just do the next thing and one at a time, they will get done.

 

 Joanne & Peggy

Journal the Journey!

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As a journaler, I have found some are private and will never be shared with anyone; some are for the future; some are serious; some are funny; but all are a part of who I am.  Brides today have wedding planners, florists, caterers, musicians, makeup and hair artists [Go TeamBeauti!] – but a bride with a journal has a personal “treasure”.

 Only you can journal your journey to the altar.  You may say,  “Not one more thing to do!”  “And what is the benefit of this endeavor?”  I can think of several reasons that perhaps you have not thought of.  For example, sharing your journal of thoughts, wishes, ups, downs and events with your groom at the right time (maybe on your one year anniversary!)   Maybe sharing with future children the personal thoughts of mom in the months, weeks, days before the wedding! 

 Journaling has been proven to help in many ways too:

 o   Focus on issues

o   Help people understand their experiences and themselves

o   Integrates thought and feelings

o   Gives their experience structure and meaning

o   A sense of resolution

o   Explains and organizes life events

o   The process of writing something down forces you to think it through until you understand it.

 

It’s an investment – An empty journal has no value.

 

You can write or type a journal.  There are websites that you can purchase to keep your journal.  There is an International Association of Journal Writers!

The key is to Keep It Simple Sweetie!  Find yourself a beautiful journal – there are all price ranges out there.  Or, get a 99 cent composition notebook from your local superstore!  It is yours to do with whatever you want.  I love a wide tipped black pen to write with – it “sounds” bolder to me.  Brides, I know you’re busy but keep your journal close by to jot down your thoughts, your dreams, your Bucket List, etc.  You can keep notes on things you see that you want to be part of your wedding:  a certain flower, a perfect color, a great recipe you ate at lunch one day for your reception, a gorgeous shade of lipstick.  It is yours to share or not to share!

Try it – I think you’ll like it and someday down the road when the kids are going off to college and you just need to little reminder of where it all began:  take out your journal, grab your love by the hand, sit down and enjoy the memories!

Joanne & Peggy