Your wedding day is a big deal that undoubtedly will cause you a lot of stress, which might keep you from enjoying the festivities. These tips will help you relax and create memories that will last a lifetime.
1. A good night’s sleep
Although you’ll be very nervous the day before your wedding, you do have to try to get a good night’s sleep so you can start the day with a fresh face. Go to bed on time, even if you can’t sleep. At least you’ll be comfortable which will make you fall asleep easier. Bachelor(-ette) parties are an absolute no go on the the day before the wedding; make sure you have yours at least a week before!
Even though you probably won’t feel very hungry, try not to skip breakfast! You have a long day ahead and you don’t wan’t to feel weak when you’re saying your “I do’s”. Try to keep it light: toast, scrambled eggs, fruit, smoothies, …
3. Take your time to prepare
Make sure you have plenty of time to prepare. It’s better to have some extra time, than having to rush getting ready. Enjoy these moments by chatting with your bridesmaids, think of it as girlie time. Don’t forget to take some funny selfies!
Make sure to break your wedding shoes in advance, this way they won’t hurt as much when you wear them all day. Don’t forget to take along a comfortable pair (read: flats!) to switch into before you hit the dance floor.
5. Prepare your thank you speech with your future spouse
Some people can give amazing speeches on the spot, but if this is not one of your or your hubby’s talents, it might be helpful to prepare something. Don’t forget to thank the most important people in your life!
6. Be careful with alcohol
A drunk bride (or groom) is far from classy and if you want to enjoy and remember your wedding day to the fullest, you might want to take it easy on the champagne.
7. Prepare a survival kit
Accidents do happen, so it might come in handy to get a bridal survival kit ready! It should contain things like painkillers, a sewing kit, band-aids, a bottle of water, extra make-up, … Anything that can help you during an emergency.
8. Focus on the moment…
…not on the details! If you have to focus on the little things on the day itself, it’s too late! Try to let it go and remember why you’re there and what this day is all about!
9. Hire a wedding planner/coordinator
This is the perfect way to go if you want a stress free wedding! This is the person who takes care of every little detail so that you can enjoy your wedding day from start to finish!
When you hear the word Christmas you automatically think about Santa and his reindeers, presents, snow, family, good food and so on. Here are 4 ideas that might make this year’s Holiday Season extra special!
Candles, candles, candles!
When it comes to creating the perfect cozy feeling during these cold times, candles are number 1 on my list! They create a romantic, warm atmosphere and I can’t imagine Christmas without them. There’s only 1 thing we cannot forget: safety first!
In Europe we are used to opening our presents on Christmas Eve, in the US this is done on Christmas Day. Wouldn’t it be great to do this while enjoying a real Christmas breakfast in your pajamas? I know it would get me out of bed before the break of dawn!
Hot cocoa bar
How about treating family and friends to some yummy goodies and hot drinks after a nice winter walk? A hot cocoa bar is the perfect way to keep your guests happy and warm! I’m sure everyone will enjoy this little luxury!
Christmas I do’s
Why not get married on Christmas Eve, as this is the most wonderful time of the year? Can it get any more romantic?? Who knows, maybe Santa will pop by to congratulate the newlyweds.
Wishing all of you Happy Holidays!!
Location: Den Eyck – Kasterlee Photo credits: Glenn Van Croonenborch – mrvc
“Voor de organisatie van ons huwelijk waren we op zoek naar een weddingplanner en zijn zo uitgekomen bij BC Wedding Designs, aangeraden door één van onze beste vrienden. Babs heeft de tijd genomen om naar ons te luisteren, ons te leren kennen, ons inspiratie en tips gegeven om alles uit te werken in de stijl die perfect bij ons paste. Bovendien hebben we op onze trouwdag kunnen genieten met onze familie en vrienden en dit dankzij haar professionele aanpak om alles in goede banen te leiden. Babs, we zijn enorm blij dat jij onze weddingplanner was. Je hebt er een onvergetelijke topdag van gemaakt! Nogmaals dikke merci!”
Over the years, the beautiful Kasteel van Brasschaat has been a great venue for celebrating all the important moments in a person’s life: weddings, baby showers, anniversaries and so on. J&M Catering, the new proprietor of the castle, is preparing the much respected building for a new chapter by investing in a new, fresh look. Come inside and take a sneak peek at what this classy location will look like in the near future:
The beautiful Kasteel van Brasschaat is ready for its new look! Come inside and take a sneak peek at what it will look like in the very near future: #weddingvenue #fairytale www.kasteelvanbrasschaat.be
Geplaatst door BC Wedding Designs op zondag 15 januari 2017
The castle will remain open for business during this process which is great news for anyone who wants to plan their festivities in a unique setting. Go and check it out!
Planning on getting married in Bali?
Planning on keeping it intimate and inviting only the people who are closest to you?
Meet the perfect retreat for a small wedding on 1 of the most beautiful islands in the world:
Bali Beach Villa Asmara
The villa is located in Lovina, in the north of Bali, and it’s surrounded by rice paddies and endless beaches.
The main building houses up to 8 people and there’s a secluded annex in the garden which is perfect for the bride and groom.
The excellent staff can make all your wishes come true and the villa has all it requires for you to enjoy a luxurious, private and relaxing weddingmoon.
Lush tropical gardens, a gorgeous infinty pool, a pool table, free internet, … Shall I go on?
And I didn’t even mention all the things yet that you can do in the surrounding area: massage, yoga, cooking classes, diving and my favourite: dolphin watching!
The right wedding planner (I know a really good one ;-)) can turn this magnificent place into the most romantic venue for your big day.
I mean, what could possibly go wrong with a name like ‘Asmara’ which means ‘love and romance’ in Indonesian?
Not convinced, visit their FB page and/or website www.balibeachvilla.com for more information.
A wedding gown is by far the most important attire a woman will wear during her lifetime (admit it ladies; we’ve all been dreaming about that special white, perfect dress ever since we were little girls!) and it’s no surprise that many brides, after their big day, keep it in a special place for the rest of their lives.
Over the years wedding shoes have become more important than just being an addition to complete the outfit. Top designers create gorgeous collections and offer couture detailing so your shoes get that personal touch to commemorate your special day.
At Jimmy Choo a Made-to-Order menu gives you the chance to customize your wedding day footwear in terms of colour, fabric and texture.
What makes it extra special is that you can decorate the sole of each shoe in a classy, subtle way with monogram brass initials or a date plaque. The perfect keep-sake if you ask me!
Take a look at some of my favourite JC bridal shoes from the current collection:
“Jimmy Choo focuses on the fairytale behind glamorous shoes, where women should be able to have custom, personal experiences with one of their most desired accessories” – Dalia Strum
I’m a fan!