- Only 14% of brides-to-be say that they are currently at their IDEAL WEIGHT.
- 1 in 5 woman would postpone her nuptials if she wasn't at her goal weight by her wedding date.
- Body part we love... 46% of brides want a wedding dress to show off their cleavage.
- Body part we fear... 80% want a gown that conceals their belly.
- Got... Back Fat? 32% of woman polled want "back camouflage" on their wedding day, while... 17% of woman want to show it off.
- More than TWICE AS MANY WOMAN as men want to lose weight for their wedding (83% vs. 34%)
- It's not all about the big day 88% think it's important to maintain their weight loss after the wedding.
- He loves your body exactly as it is 63% of brides-to-be say their fiance wouldn't change a thing. But do you love his not so much. Only 47% of engaged woman say the same thing about their man.
- 29% of woman will be thinking about sucking it in during their wedding photos, but 62% will be focused on how great they look.
- 17% of woman considered their friends' weight when selecting a bridal party, only 5% say they actually encouraged their maids to shed pounds pre-ceremony.
- Top two tricks for losing weight 43% of you double your workout time while 41% go on a strict diet.
- You're looking to lose... a lot 33% of brides-to-be want to shed 30 or more pounds for the big day. While he's looking to lose... a lot less 11% of grooms-to-be want to do the same.
- What is most important on your wedding day? That you feel... calm & relaxed 79% or thin & beautiful 21%.
Join these professionals in their studios in San Francisco and NYC as they help you capture the romance and satisfaction of making your own wedding rings. Making jewelry is exciting and you will be delighted with the quality of your handmade wedding rings.
Experience the romance of creating your own wedding rings under the personal guidance of an experienced jewelry maker. Each class is tailored to the individual design of your pair of rings. This is a brief class outline of how to make traditional gold bands.
- Alloy gold. This step is great if you love to play with fire.
- Whack it on the anvil. You will enjoy gold's amazing malleability.
- The rolling mill stretches the gold into ring stock.
- Solder is melted into the joint to form a solid ring.
- If you like shine, polishing is the most rewarding step!
- Get married!
In 2005, according to CNNMoney.com, the average cost of a wedding rose to $26,327, almost a 70% increase in cost over the past 15 years. Destination wedding couples, in which the entire party travels to a special location for the celebration, spend an average of 41% less on their receptions. While there are not official statistics on the average cost of an elopement, elopement packages including a hotel for a week, the officiant, photographer and album, ceremony site, cake, and musical selection tend to range between $2,000 to $5,000. This represents 10 - 20% of the cost of a traditional wedding. That's a savings of over $20,000.00 that can go towards something like let me think... a House!
MTV’s award-winning documentary series, “True Life” is looking for couples planning to elope for a “True Life: I’m Eloping” documentary.
Is the cost of a traditional wedding leading you to contemplate eloping? Is your situation forcing you to be secretive about your plans for marriage? Are you racing away from home, even crossing state lines to tie the knot? Whatever your reasons for wanting to wed quickly, MTV wants to hear your story.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 28 and are thinking about eloping before October 2008, check out the MTV website at mtvn.com with all of the details. Please be sure to include your name, location, phone number and a photo.
There is a new concept in wedding videos, it's called in wedding video. It is a video presented around cake cutting time, either through a big screen or MAC and shown to the guests depicting the earlier wedding day festivities. Guests can experience everything from the bride getting ready, to walking down the aisle, to grand entrance and first dance, it’s all being captured and then editted on site. There are only a few companies that can produce this for you and YES it is amazing that a little elf collects the tapes from the videographers and passes them off to the editor who sits vigorously at an editting system and produces a one song recap of the day so far…check it out! This amazing video was produced by the one and only Elysium Productions! It's simply genius!
Cari & Stephen's Same Day Edit from Julie Hill on Vimeo.
I'm lucky, because I get to surf around on the Internet looking at cool stuff to share with my brides -- as in, handy-dandy info for hot, travel-centric brides like you. Here's a little round-up of some helpful bridal-beauty sites I recently came across.
For suggestions on wedding hair, check out Redken's site it is chock full of information on the newest hairstyles and color trends as well as where to find the nearest Redken stylist. It's a fun website to navigate around for wedding day hair ideas.
For face, check out Bobbi Brown's Bridal Beauty page, with tips for how to achieve a radiant look on your big day. If you don't find the advice you're looking for (like how to mask your wicked sunburn), you can chat live with a makeup artist. Also stop by MAC's Meet the Brides page to find inspiration. MAC created six looks, from beachy to big-city glam, and shows you the techniques and products you'll need to re-create the effect for yourself.
Your wedding planner,
- Located on the northeastern tip of Puerto Rico, near El Yunque Rain Forest
- Four miles from the stores and attractions of downtown Fajardo and Los Croabas
- Easy access to world-class golf, wind surfing, scuba diving and fishing
- An eight minute boat ride to the private island Palomino
- 31 miles from San Juan and San Juan airport
I have been getting many phone calls and emails from couples looking to elope within the next 6 months. One of the first questions asked of me is "Do we really need a wedding planner?". In the end, that can only be answered by you and your partner. But my advise as a wedding planner is this... planning a wedding whether big or small is pretty stressful, now planning a destination wedding can double that stress and take up a lot of time and energy. Compound that with an island time mentality and a language barrier and you multiply that stress level. This is my hometown, I do lots of business here, I am fluent in Spanish, I have many many contacts and sometimes it can take me an entire week to get an answer to a very simple question. Now can you imagine your phone bill and time consumed on emails?
I had the pleasure of being the wedding planner for Juan Carlos & Vivian's May wedding and I must say it was everything a traditional wedding should be. The bride took your breath away, the ceremony and reception looked elegant and beautiful and as you walked into the reception hall everyone was in a celebratory mode, it was simply a blast.