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So you’re madly in love and you want to take your long-term relationship to the next level – marriage. The fact that you get along for almost a decade and sparks just light up whenever you look at each other’s eyes just validate that your partner is “the one.” It’s just like the movies, and you can’t wait for a sequel. But taking all the chick flick moments aside, what would remain? Are you best friends? Or merely cold strangers?
Older folks used to say that marriage is not like a hot spoonful of rice that you can spit out once you get burned. Unlike in young, shallow love, there’s no such thing as a “break-up” when you get married. It’s a lifetime commitment. Yes, divorce and annulment exist but nobody wanted to even go there. Upon wearing those rings, two persons vow to spend the rest of their lives with each other, for happiness and sorrow, and for better or for worse.
Before you say “I do,” here are 10 brutally honest questions you and your spouse should answer.
Who wouldn’t want to have a perfect wedding day? Soon-to-be married couples pour the best of their time, abilities, and cash into the success of their once in a lifetime celebration of love. They choose the best officiant and hire experienced organizers, caterers, florists, dressmakers, and photographers to ensure everything turns out the way they envisioned smoothly and flawlessly.
But let’s be honest, is there really a “perfect” wedding? Do couples, who spend the most of their time and resources, really achieve their ideal wedding celebration without running into bumps and hurdles in the process? I don’t think so.
Life is full of surprises, isn’t it? However, nobody likes it when not-so-pleasant surprises show up in the course of wedding planning, or worse, on your big day. A simple yet unresolved mistake can sabotage everything at the drop of the hat. Fortunately, most common wedding blunders can be remedied. You just have to think fast and handle them with grace and poise (even if they’re driving you nuts IRL).
Before you go into panic mode, stop, take a deep breath, and check out the following solutions for the most common wedding planning emergencies.
The stress of planning a wedding is no joke – plenty of things has to be done including the hunt for the best yet budget-friendly caterers, dressmakers, and photographers. Since it’s one of the most memorable events for the couple, everything has to be perfect. Not to downplay grooms but in most cases, the brides are the ones who get really exhilarated about the wedding day. Next to the wedding gown, the bridal hair and makeup are a crucial aspect, though they’re often put at the least of priorities.
With other wedding costs to keep in mind, we cannot blame frugal couples for skimping on these. Some brides opt for cheaper styling services, hire a non-pro makeup junkie, or even do their own wedding hair and makeup to cut expenses. But is omitting the need for a professional hair and makeup artist (HMUA) worth it?
When you look at the numbers, pro hair and makeup may seem a bit pricey. By the end of the day, the cosmetics will still fade so why bother throwing $150 for it? But if you come to realize the pros and cons of having your bridal look done by a professional, the good will knock off the bad. Here are five reasons why you shouldn’t scrimp on your look.
Nobody hopes to end up in a bad marriage. Every individual who yearns to love and be loved wants a marriage that lasts a lifetime – to grow old in love with one another until mortality parts them.
But things change through the course of the relationship. People change. Priorities change. Feelings change. Some marriages which are built with a solid foundation stand the test, while some eventually crumble like a house of cards. Some people part ways and move on upon recognizing it cannot be fixed, while some people decide to stay in an unhappy marriage, still hoping.
Do you find yourself stuck in an unhappy marriage? Don’t get me wrong – the lack of happiness and intimacy isn’t uncommon in romantic relationships. But if the cause of unhappiness is beyond repair and you feel like you’re wasting your time in a relationship that’s no longer working, maybe it’s time to face these four truths.
A conventional wedding veil has an undeniable power to transform a woman into a blooming bride in just a blink of an eye. But what if wearing a veil isn’t really your thing?
You’re not the only one. Some contemporary brides choose to opt out of the pristine white veil for several reasons – some brides prefer a modernized wedding while others just don’t like the idea of walking down the aisle with a heavy head. However, this doesn’t mean you have to leave your tresses bare and unadorned.
The options for bridal toppers are limitless. From small gem-studded hair combs to freshly-picked flower wreaths, you can find stylish headpieces that match your personality and your wedding gown. A well-chosen headpiece can polish your overall look the same way a veil can – or even better.
If you think a wedding dress with long sleeves and covered décolletage look boring, I dare you to check out the bridal look of some prominent icons including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, and Kate Middleton. These women, who were blessed with such killer physique and flawless skin, chose to go modest on their big day. But oh boy, they looked stunning and elegant. They prove that it’s indeed possible for a bride to shine without having to bare much flesh.
Fast forward to the 21st century, modest wedding gowns are a rare gem. Most modern brides opt for designs that show off their strongest features, and the styles are often arm, chest, and back-baring. Without a doubt, these gowns work well with modern, laidback wedding themes and venues, like beach or garden ceremonies. But if it’s going to be in a traditional church or temple setting, you might want to cover up.
If you want to want to go modest and covered without skimping on style, here are some tips to make your wedding dress work for you. Continue reading
No wedding accessory says “I can transform you into a ravishing bride” better than a veil.
There’s something magical about this seemingly basic headpiece. Firstly, a veil has the power to turn a girl into a ravishing bride in just a split second. It’s one of the most defining elements of a bridal look. Lose the gloves, lose the sparkly necklace, but a bride is not a bride without her veil.
Secondly, it has the power to make or break your look. It’s more than just an accessory. It is often the last finishing touch that binds everything together.
Lastly, it has the power to evoke emotions. Topping off your head with this thin layer of fabric while wearing your dress is a surefire way to make your mom, sister, and bridesmaids (and even your tough dad and brother) burst out in tears.
With this, choosing the perfect veil shouldn’t come as an afterthought.
We often go to the extremes when we talk about spicing up a quite bland relationship. We think about taking a day off and escaping to a romantic getaway with our partner or sneak time to bring up the heat in bed. Oftentimes, we tend to overlook the simple things that can ignite relationships – and the solution may be found right at your fingertips. Literally.
Yes, the simplest act of holding your partner’s hand can create a deeper connection and stir an instant intimacy between the two of you. Humans are creatures of comfort, and there’s a scientific reason why you reach for your partner’s hand when you get upset, scared, or needy of attention. No matter what technique you use, whether it’s interlocking fingers or cupping palms over the other’s, we all know how good it feels to fit your hand into your loved ones.
The simple and sweet gesture has the power to affect your brain and physical well-being, which also positively impacts your relationship. Backed by science, here are some of the benefits of holding hands that will make you want to reach for your partner’s hands right now.
“We need to spend MORE time with our significant other” – if you’re given five bucks for every time you hear this phrase, you can probably load up your shopping cart with one week of grocery. We get it. Every time our relationships fall flat and dull, we turn to this blanket statement with the hope of saving what seems to be lost. But with hectic schedules and other commitments in mind, this so-called “time” becomes a scarce resource you just can’t easily have.
The question is how much time does it really take to rekindle a relationship? At least one week? One day? One hour? One minute? It appears that one minute is enough, and you can make the most out of 60 seconds with your partner with these things.
Take a good look at the picture above. Isn’t it wonderful to see your guests as enthusiastic as the ones shown in the feature image? They all seem very attentive, listening to what the married couple has to say.
But in reality, or rather in today’s digital-based era, it’s rare to see a wedding scene like this, where the guests’ hands are either on their laps or holding their program booklet, and all heads gaze at one direction. If you look at today’s setting, perhaps nearly half of the people in this room is looking down with phones glued on their hands.
The idea that the “heavy usage of smartphones kills real social interaction” is not a new one. You don’t want this to happen to your wedding, a once in a lifetime event where everyone should be in a celebratory mood. So it’s good to get informed of the little ways smartphones can ruin your wedding day and how could avoid these blunders.