Monthly Archives: April 2014

  • A Speech From The Bride

    Traditionally the bride was not supposed to give the speech, it was against the rules. However, these days the brides are making a speech too and breaking the traditional norms. The brides too, do not want to miss the opportunity to thank their family and friends and mention others during their speech. So here are some points that will help a bride plan and perfect her speech:

    • The bride can make her speech after the groom’s speech, just before the cake cutting.
    • There can be many who have also done this, the gratitude part, but you also should start with this. Start with thanking people who took the effort to make your wedding successful and people who traveled from all the different places to be a part of your wedding.
    • Make sure to thank your parents and grandparents for everything they have done for you. They play an important part in making your wedding successful.
    • One important point make sure to thank your partner’s parents. It is a good gesture. Thank them for being nice to you and welcoming you to their family. Assure them that you will be the perfect daughter-in-law and will forever love their son and take care of him.
    • After all this take some time to reflect on the past. Give a brief reflection of the time when you met and how you met. The moment you realized that he is the right one for you. You can add some funny moments too in the speech and make it light. Mention the moment your partner developed a liking in your parents’ hearts. Stay away from any embarrassing moments! You can delve a bit into the future. How would it be to be a wife? How do you look forward to it?
    • After this, shift your focus to your husband. The important part. Tell him how much you love him and how happy he makes you and how happy you are to be a part of his life. Share how great a person he is and how he swept off your feet. You can even select a poem or a verse to express your feeling towards your partner.
    • Once you have made the right mentions and the right gratitudes end your speech with a toast. Make sure you end it well. The toast can be for your husband, guests or to your new life ahead of you!
  • The Good & Bad During The Wedding Speech

    A very important part of the wedding, but a wedding speech can give you the jitters. Mainly because you are scared of public speaking! However, do not worry, public speaking is a cause of with worry for many, you are not alone. Just follow the simple dos and don’ts that we mention here and you shall sail through smoothly:

    The Dos:

    • Be prepared with your speech, plan it. You can be spontaneous at some places. After all the D-Day is the day where a lot of emotions flow out from within you. Do not curb them. Practice before a friend, this will give you confidence.
    • Make sure to introduce yourself before you begin the speech. There may be some from the other side who do not know you at all. It would be beneficial for them. Make sure you spell your relationship with the bride and the groom, people need to know this.
    • Let the speech be brief. Do not forget this is not the main event of the reception, there may be others who want to make the speech or maybe there is something else planned too.
    • Make sure to mention both the bride and the groom in your speech. Do not neglect either of them. You may be close to one of them, still avoid the inclination towards one of them during the speech. The act may not be well accepted.

    The Don’ts

    • The first thing and the most important thing, do not drink too much before the speech. A small amount may be fine, but let the heavy drinks wait for the time after you have made the speech. Being not in control of yourself can lead to many embarrassing moments.
    • Do not delve into the embarrassing stories of the bride or the groom. You may have known either of them before, but please refrain from coming out in open with their childhood stories that can be embarrassing for them, in public.
    • Do not ever mention the ex-flames during your speech. Let the speech focus on the couple and not of their past. Do not make this mistake.
    • Let your emotions go over the top. You may tend to be nostalgic, but this is the moment to be in control. It is alright to shed a tear or two, as this moment makes the person emotional. So be careful and make an impacting wedding speech.
  • Keep The Emergency Kit Handy For The D-Day

    Contingencies can arrive, who know, a rip here or a tear there. No one can predict that, however, being patience is the key to managing all the problems that arrive last moment and without notice! Be well prepared to fight these unwanted situations and put them away. Here is a list of things that will help you prepare a wedding emergency kit:

    1. An extra pair of panty hose has always been useful. This takes care of any rip or tear in the stocking. A small tip to stop the rip to keep running, apply a bit of nail paint on the place from where the rip is about to start. This prevents the rip from running further. However, if the damage is too intense, just discard this pair and wear the one you had for the emergency situation.
    2. Keep safety pins handy too. They help you fix the unexpected tear or rip. Keep a bunch handy the bridesmaids may need them to.
    3. Keep a nail kit ready too with artificial nails in it. If you break a nail you can immediately file it or stick on an artificial nail on it. Also, you can use a touch up of nail paint if need be. Artificial nails can be helpful if the nail breakage is too much.
    4. Also keep handy a needle and a thread. Let the thread be matching with your dress. Who knows just in case! This can help you redo a ripped gown or if the beading gets loose this can help fasten it.
    5. Keep a medical kit handy too. They take care of the minor injuries and medical emergencies. Minor cuts and scratches can be handled with this. If you know band aids are handy for shoe bites too! Just stick them on the place where you are getting a shoe bite and you are sorted. Make sure you have some aspirins in it too, for an unexpected headache or a slight fever.
    6. Keep gels and sprays ready for a bad hair day, just in case. Hair clips too can take care of bad hair day.
    7. Keep some money handy too, in a purse, you may need it for some small things.
    8. Also, few small packets of food items are useful. You can be too busy to eat all day, these will help you grab a quick bite.
    9. Apart from all the mentioned above supplies, if you feel you can add on do carry them with you.
  • Pre Wedding Beauty Tips: Start Looking Beautiful

    You want to look the best for your big day and have probably started the shopping for your cosmetics well before time! However, little do you realize that only cosmetics are not enough to make you look like a princess on your D-Day, there is a lot more that goes into the making of a damsel! Follow this beauty regime and look every inch the diva you are!

    The ideal time to start your beauty regime is 6 months before the wedding: If you want to lose weight start now. Do not go for a crash diet as it will make you look malnourished on your final day. Go for a healthy diet and a good gym plan. An exercise regime is a must even if you do not plan to lose weight. Exercising daily will make you look vibrant and give a glow to your skin. Also, if you want to experiment with a new hairstyle (cut, color, etc.) you should try now, because even if you do not like it there is time to grow it back. Quit any bad habits like smoking, etc. so that you can detoxify your body.

    3 months to go: Finalize your make up artist now and get trials done. Choose your photographer too and a trail with him/her is also recommended. Begin a healthy skin care routine and make sure you follow it. Cleansing and toning your skin is very important from now on, daily. You should also get a facial done now, this can be a test as if it does not suit you, you still have time on hand.

    A month before: now the real preparations need to start as the D-Day is nearing. Go for teeth whitening. They look amazing in the wedding photos! Avoid any new skin care routine, your skin should be used to your set regime by now. So continue with that. Trying anything new can be hazardous, what if it doesn’t suit you!

    1-2 weeks before: Get your facial hair removed now. Start collecting all the supplies that you would need for the final day. Confirm with your make-up artist. Get your manicures and pedicures done now, if possible go for the gel ones as they stay longer.

    A day before: Go for a relaxing massage to soothe all your nerves. You may be stressed before the wedding. Take a light dinner that will not leave you feeling too full and go to bed early for the perfect beauty sleep!