The last few days, as part of Shoes Week, I’ve been talking about breaking in your shoes and practicing walking in heels for comfort. There are additional ways to assure your feet are both comfortable and fashionable as well: Stay flat. Select a pretty pair of flats or low-heeled bridal shoes for your big day. Double up. Consider two sets of shoes: a more formal pair for the wedding ceremony, photographs, and grand entrance at the reception; and a pair of flats or wedding tennis shoes, Crocs, or Skechers to slip into when you arrive at the reception. Wedding tennis […]
It’s day two of Shoes Week! Today’s topic is the history of shoes. I find some of the way-back traditions involving wedding shoes both amusing and befuddling. I totally cannot related to the whole “woman as property” concept, cherished or otherwise! How about you? What do you think? Read on… Historically, in English and other European weddings, the bride was considered a cherished piece of property and “handed down” from the father to her new husband. To signify this passage of ownership and responsibility, the father gave the groom one of the bride’s old shoes. Variations on the same tradition […]
I’m always on the look out for articles and lists that will help you plan your dream wedding on a “DIY budget.” Here’s what I have found recently (well, I didn’t really “find” the last one, since it is mine. lol!)… 20 Creative Guestbook Ideas. If you are looking for inspiration beyond the average, hum drum guest book, this is where you’ll find it. Wedding Photography Design has put together a whole page of ideas that go beyond a straightforward “sign in” book. My two favorites are the puzzle and the wishing tree. All 20 are here:http://weddingphotography.com.ph/9965/20-creative-guest-book-ideas-wedding-reception/ Bridesmen? What happens when […]
I decided on today’s featured deal–QVC’s gold jewelry clearance here, 15-30% off–because QVC is a widely trusted brand and there’s always a nice selection of discounted jewelry. Right now, among many other pieces, there are several nice Diamonique rings and a beautiful gemstone butterfly ring on clearance. Also, you can always find QVC’s current offers here.
DIY Pretty Paper Lanterns. Are you yearning for decorated paper lanterns for wedding decor, but want something fancier than plain solid colors? Christy of OneHandspunDay.com shows you exactly how to do it in a tutorial on GreenWeddingShoes.com… Read the Pretty Paper Lanterns Tutorial:http://greenweddingshoes.com/diy-paper-lanterns/ Buy Solid Color Lanterns (white, etc.): https://www.myonlineweddinghelp.com/search.php?keywords=paper+lantern+-chinese+-kids Get More Inspiration:http://pinterest.com/YourWeddingHelp/diy-lantern-lighting/ Wedding Uggs?. Comfortable shoes for the wedding are in, but can one take it too far? Here’s your chance to chime in with an opinion. Uggs just announced, beginning June 4th, you will be able to buy their “I Do” wedding collection. As of this writing, readers […]
$25 off orders over $99 begins Thursday, May 24 at Online Shoes. Plus free ground shipping. Get a $100 pair of shoes for $75…or two $50 pairs for $37.50 each…or…(well, you get the idea). Save on hundreds of styles (offer good on regular prices only) with coupon code 25MEMORIAL. Offer ends Memorial Day, Monday, May 28. (Note: You can find all current Online Shoes offers through this link.)
You see a tiara on a model and fall in love with it. It may look perfect, but be aware your headpiece may not look the same on you as it does on the model. It can enhance your natural beauty or merely appear ho-hum. Headpiece Options When we think “tiara,” most of us picture the princess type–peaked in the center like royalty. There are other shapes as well, however. Those shaped like a headband or symmetrical arch, for example. In fact, these days there is more selection than ever–flowers, feathers, and hats as well as the traditional tiara–that make […]
If you are like most couples today, your wedding budget is (at least) a bit tight. The good news is when you have a plan, it’s so much easier to stay on budget when planning your wedding. Know what you can spend in each area, then keeping track of how much money you have committed and how much you have left. Think of your wedding as any other large purchase: you want to keep the cost at or below a certain number. The obvious first step is knowing that number. 1. Set Your Wedding Budget Before you begin planning, have […]
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Black Friday has passed, but there are still many sales to be had. See our Special Offers & Deals page here. You can narrow your results by deal type, retailer, or category. Note: The most current sales are on our 101 Cyber Monday deals here. I was recently asked if this is a good time to shop for a wedding. ABSOLUTELY. We can all find the major stores’ sales, but what you may not know is there are gems to be found at lesser known online merchants. Many online stores offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Some run sitewide sales, which […]
If you are looking for bridesmaid gifts or religious jewelry to wear in your wedding, you won’t want to miss this bargain. First of all, it is perfect as a traditional bridal or bridesmaid necklace in a Christian wedding. Second, Smart Bargains has it on sale today as part of its Countdown to Black Friday sale. Regular Retail: $120.00 Right Now (morning of 11/18/2011): $29.98 $59.99. I continue to be amazed at the prices at Smart Bargain. A couple months ago I got two 100 inch strands of pearls (one white freshwater, the other gray) for $35 each. I just took […]