Category Archives: Honeymoon

Our First Cruise — Honeymoon Is Booked!

Last year, Christopher and I went to several Time Share presentations in exchange for various gifts. One of the gifts was a 5-day Cruise to Ensenada, Mexico. We hoped to use that vacation for our honeymoon and I’m happy to say that we got it! We’ll leave the evening of Monday, October 31 and will […]

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Reducing Stress Advice

Bridal Guide published several tips from Paula Rizzo, a productivity guru, about planning tips that can help reduce stress. As I read it, I realized that I could be doing a lot better at reducing wedding-planning-related stress. But I’m not sure I can be. Read on and let me know what you think. Organize To-Do […]

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Bride's Guide to Freebies: Enhancing Your Wedding Without Selling Out

Book Review: Bride’s Guide to Freebies

Title: Bride’s Guide to Freebies: Enhancing Your Wedding Without Selling Out Author: Sharon Naylor Publisher: Lyons Press Copyright: 2012 Language: English ISBN-10: 0762780010 ISBN-13: 978-0762780013 I think it quite obvious from the title why I picked this book: I want to have the best wedding for the lowest price. Given my long-standing financial situation only […]

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Winning Free Vacations

When you “win” a vacation by going to a time share presentation, keep your eyes open and pay attention to the details.

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The Modern Bride Survival Guide

Book Review: The Modern Bride Survival Guide

Title: The Modern Bride Survival Guide Author: Antonia van der Meer, Editor-in-Chief, Modern Bride Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Copyright: 2008 Language: English ISBN-10: 0470170557 ISBN-13: 978-0470170557 I initially checked this book out because of the chapter on self-care, which included skin care, hair care and even diet and exercise. But once I got it home, […]

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Exploring Beauty and Skin Care

At the various bridal shows, I’ve met several skin and beauty care vendors. Some were full service, providing products for both skin care and makeup, while others focused on just one or the other. According to most of the bridal books I’ve been reading, and general bridal information online, it is a good idea to […]

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Two More Bridal Shows

Sunday, Christopher and I went to another bridal show here in Long Beach. It was small, so he suggested we go to one of the other two that were on that day. We learned a couple of things: Ballrooms are often very poorly lit. Both shows were held in a hotel ballroom that was being […]

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our first bridal expo

Our First Bridal Show

Yesterday, Christopher and I went to the Bride World Bridal Expo in Pasadena. It was a our first Bridal show and was fun, productive an eye-opening. I say first, because it is not the last. In fact, we’re attending another this coming weekend in Long Beach, as well. According to one of my bridesmaids, it […]

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