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Lingerie for the Wedding

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Photographer: Claire Loves Love
http://ruffledblog.com/editorial-boudoir-shoot-with-bohemian-styling/

When you are about to get married, your attention usually goes to the dress, the bouquet and the shoes, but what about lingerie? When you are preparing for such a special occasion, you must definitely not forget to include intimate apparel for both, the ceremony and the wedding night because it is indispensable to wear super comfortable and functional clothing.

The design of the lingerie will directly depend on the style of wedding dress. For instance, if you will be wearing a dress made of silk or satin fabrics, you should better avoid lace or thigh lingerie that may be noticeable or can leave marks.

Even if there is no magic wand to make you look perfect, there are some types of underwear that help shape your body to look much better and sexier. For example, girdles, padded or push-up bras, are ideal for corset of strapless wedding dresses.

The underwear you choose for that special day will also vary upon the details of the dress such as trim or fabric, but also on how you want to look that day. It is not the same using a padded or push up bra than using a regular bra.

Fantasy

The functional and comfortable stay behind to let lingerie for the wedding night take place. In this scenario, you want to look for more sensual underwear that provoke and become part of the seduction and mystery ritual that happens on the wedding night.

Fantasy lingerie is perfect if you want to be extra ordinary. It may include lace, garters, belts and applications. Look for garments that are non-traditional, that you would not wear every day.

The color palette for both outfits is kind of limited to white, ivory, pink or lavender; however, if you are bolder, you may include other tones such as red or hot pink, especially for the wedding night.

The most important when choosing lingerie is to consider how it makes you feel when wearing it. You must feel sexy, elegant, confident but above all, comfortable.

 

Honeymoon Cash Jar

HONEYMOON FUND JAR

Curio Road. “Honeymoon Fund Jar.” Photo. Curioroad.com 4 Oct. 2013

For many cultures it is traditional to have a Money Dance during the wedding reception. The idea being that guests would slip some money into a designated money purse or basket in order to happily take the Bride (or Groom) for a twirl on the dance floor. This is a great way to get people dancing and having fun, as well as securing some spending money for your honeymoon getaway. Plus, it gives your guests that special moment to congratulate you as you embark on your new journey of married life. 

If you are not planning on having   a money dance at your recepScrolling Heart Birdcage Card Holdertion, or have other dance numbers in mind (maybe a choreographed dance with your bridesmaids as a last hurrah and to remind your groom how lucky he is), a newer trend with the same thread of thought is the Honeymoon Fund Jar.  While it is titled a jar, it, of course, does not have to be a literal jar. Instead, pick something that coordinates with your wedding theme. If you want to focus on the journey 

Mini Suitcase Wishing Well

you are taking, or have a vintage theme wedding, a suitcase styled case could be perfect. If your theme or style alludes to fairy tales or secret gardens, then a wired bird cage or even a large lantern would look lovely. If you are going country chic or just plain playful, then a large jar with a ribbon in your color may be what you are looking for.  No matter what you choose, having a Honeymoon Fund Jar at your wedding is a great idea. Just put it on your sign in table with a cute note telling your guests what it is for.

It may even be a good idea to bring the jar to your Bridal Shower. You could make a game of it by asking your guests to put advice or date ideas in along with a little green (no pressure) or  pass along the jar as people share how they know you or they favorite memory with you.  Either way, having a honeymoon fund jar at your bridal shower and wedding can help you make your honeymoon a little more fun and stress free. 

A Honeymoon on a Budget

Good Morning Coffee Mugs (Set of 2)

While the wedding day may be the day that you have been dreaming about since you were a little kid, the Honeymoon is the celebration that is about you and the one you love. It can be hard, however, to sacrifice your budget on an extravagant honeymoon. The good news is that when it comes to your honeymoon, you can make any destination a luxury destination.

For example, if you and your love are a bit adventurous, why not pack up a cooler and tent and go on a camping trip? Campgrounds are not as pricey as a sparkling hotel, but can be just as relaxing and romantic. You can snuggle up together next to a campfire, roast s’mores, count the stars…in the morning you would wake up to the sound of birds, maybe even a stream bubbling past, and the sun would drip through the leaves…Does that not sound romantic? The most important part is that it would be all about you and loving one another.

And if you’re not into a sleeping bag wedding night, then plan a night in a nice hotel (location not important) as part one of the honeymoon. Splitting up your honeymoon activities can not only be cost effective, but can be a lot more fun than committing to a week on a cruise ship. Start with a night at a fancy hotel, then head out camping in the mountains or on the beach, maybe spend the day exploring a city you don’t know, or go whale watching or kayaking on the ocean.

Whatever you do, be sure to plan a honeymoon that caters to you and your budget. Wherever you choose to honeymoon, just remember that that will be the first morning you wake up together as husband and wife to say “Good morning handsome”.  

 

 

5 Items to Add to the Honeymoon Packing List

While you may believe that your love is so strong that all you need is one another to conquer all, when it comes to your honeymoon there are a few specialty items you are going to want on hand.

1. The most useful bag in the world – a Tote

Color Dipped Canvas Totes                  

A cute tote bag is the number one necessity for any honeymoon getaway. It allows for quick storage, easy access, and fashionably translates from one outfit to the next. Some handy-dandy-musts to put in your cute new tote may include: sunglasses, lip balm, lotion, wet wipes,hand sanitizer, ibuprofen, allergy medication, and a digital camera. With a tote bag ready, you can take on your romantic adventures without a worry in mind! 

 

 2. Passport Covers

Mr. & Mrs. Passport Cover Gift Set

 A passport cover may seem like an extra, but it is an extra you are going to want to pick up. Not only is this a fun Mr. and Mrs. set, but it will help you keep organized. The last thing you are going to want is a hard time finding your passport or important cards. With a passport cover set like this you can keep everything in one place for easy access. Plus, you can never have too many Mr. and Mrs. items to show off your new marital status!

 

 

3. Travel Grooming Kits        

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

His & Hers Travel Bags Set Includes Grooming Tools    

Chevron Spa Bag & Makeup Roll Brush Set Includes Brushes

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A travel kit for all of your make up and grooming odds and ends is an absolute honeymoon must! Get a his and hers set or if the Mr. doesn’t think he needs it, get a snazzy and personalized set for just the Mrs! Or maybe even do both!. Each set can be personalized and comes with grooming tools or make up brushes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Jewelry Travel Case

Personalized Leather Slim Zip-Around Jewelry Case

Think of every trip you have ever taken and remember the necklaces and bracelets tangled, the earrings and rings misplaced, and now put a jewelry travel case on your honeymoon packing list. It really just makes sense. You’re going on your honeymoon with the plan to get lost in your love, but that doesn’t mean you have to loose your favorite earrings. So whether your a honeysuckle pink or a blue curacao kind of gal, pick yourself out a personalized jewelry case!

5. Cute and Comfy

 Just Married Camisole & Boy Short Set                  Brides Pajama Set - Small

Along side the lace and silk, don’t forget to bring some more comfortable sleepwear too. You don’t have to sacrifice sexy for comfort either, just pack one of these bride pajama sets and you can have comfy cuddle time or make sparks fly!

 

 

The Right Maid of Honor Gift for the Perfect Maid of Honor!

A Perfect, Personal Maid of Honor Gift

Maid of Honor Gift

 

Your Maid of Honor has been there for you through thick and thin during the ordeal that is wedding planning; how should you thank her in a way that is both meaningful and budget-conscious? A well-picked Maid of Honor gift starts with knowing your Maid of Honor: Is she a foodie? Does she love the outdoors? Is she constantly glued to her phone? Try to select a Maid of Honor gift that suits her personality and her needs. How do you make it personal? The key to a beautiful and personal Maid of Honor gift is personalization by means of names and monograms. Find something that suits her lifestyle, personalize it to show that you thought of her in particular, and voila! A beautiful Maid of Honor gift worthy of the girl who’s stuck with you through everything.

Having trouble deciding on where to start for a Maid of Honor gift, or not sure what would fit her needs? Consider something that fits in with her needs for the wedding, such as a personalized makeup clutch or wedding tote. These items make a wonderful Maid of Honor gift but can still be used after the big day. Knowing your Maid of Honor is the first step toward a wonderful Maid of Honor gift, but there are some items that are universal! Good luck on your hunt for the right Maid of Honor gift!

The Benefits of Your Own Honeymoon Spa Wraps

Bringing Honeymoon Spa Wraps

Honeymoon Spa Wraps

For some couples, the idea of a perfect honeymoon is one where no one makes you follow a schedule, catch a bus, or hike anywhere. Spa vacations are the epitome of honeymoon relaxation, and the only thing that makes that kind of vacation any more worry-free is the addition of some of your own accessories and apparel. Honeymoon spa wraps are a fun and stylish addition to your spa honeymoon, as they show off your newly-acquired marital status and keep you from having to use the hotel towels. While hotel towels at a swanky hotel may be fluffy and inviting, there’s a level of reassurance that comes from sporting your own wrap. Honeymoon spa wraps are easily identifiable as your own and are guaranteed to not come into contact with any of the other spa guests. You don’t need to be a germaphobe to understand why you might earn a bit of peace of mind with your own set of honeymoon spa wraps.

 

Honeymoon spa wraps also make wonderful additions to your home. They’re practical, stylish, and mark an occasion when you were able to spend some quality relaxation time with your one-and-only. If you’re going to make one honeymoon apparel purchase for your weeks away, make it a set of honeymoon spa wraps!

The Purpose of Just Married Honeymoon Gear

Just Married Honeymoon Gear: Flaunt It!

Just Married Honeymoon Gear

Flaunting your new marital status is one of the little things that makes a honeymoon so fun. You’ll only be newlyweds once, so why not relish in it? Just Married Honeymoon Gear – from license plate inserts (for the rental car) to tote bags to luggage tags – are a fun and simple way to celebrate in your marriage after you’ve walked down the aisle. From the beach to first class – there are a number of fun bits of just married honeymoon gear to keep you at the center of attention. It’s amazing how many strangers will go out of their way to congratulate you (and how many glasses of wine and desserts will appear on-the-house) when you make just married honeymoon gear a travel necessity.

 

If you’re thinking about getting the new couple in your life some just married honeymoon gear as a wedding or shower gift, think about their lifestyle and what they have already. They’ll likely always appreciate a set of luggage tags or passport sleeves, but some more common or personal staples should probably be left to the couple themselves. Never ask a bride for her bikini size in the weeks leading up to the wedding – leave that bit of just married honeymoon gear to her!

A Vacation of a Lifetime with Honeymoon Travel Gear

Honeymoon Travel Gear: Style and Practicality

Honeymoon Travel Gear

A “must” for every couple’s post-wedding vacation is sweet honeymoon travel gear. Whether you’re a friend or family member looking to purchase a unique and practical gift, or you’re the happy couple looking for a way to distinguish yourselves from the baggage claim to the poolside, honeymoon travel gear is the way to go. Honeymoon travel gear is anything that sets you apart as newlyweds. You’ve just gotten married, why WOULDN’T you want to show off a little? Flaunt your honeymoon travel gear as a matching set of swimwear, passport covers, luggage tags, or anything else you can slap a “Mrs.” and “Mr.” (Or “Mr.”/”Mr.” or “Mrs.”/”Mrs.”) on.

Honeymoon travel gear is also great for quick identification if something is lost or stolen. Too many couple start out with generic travel accessories and never see them again! Know that your gift (or smart purchase) will be worth more than aesthetics when you find distinguished honeymoon travel gear.

 

And who’s to say the concierge won’t see your honeymoon travel gear and know you deserve an upgrade upon check in! Anything is possible on the right vacation and with the right honeymoon travel gear!

Can’t Wait for the Honeymoon?: Honeymoon Luggage Tags

Honeymoon Luggage Tags Make Great Gifts

Honeymoon Luggage Tags

 

For the adventurous couple about to embark on the journey that is wedded bliss, honeymoons are the only reason to even bother with a wedding. If you’re a wedded or nearly-wedded couple (or just a family member or friend looking for just the right gift for your favorite honeymoon-bound couple), think about rounding up some honeymoon luggage tags. Honeymoon luggage tags are a practical gift to get for someone else or yourself, and they’re the perfect way to begin a long, blissful honeymoon.

No matter where a couple is going, it’s almost guaranteed that they’ll need honeymoon luggage tags. Nothing is more stressful than missing luggage, especially on your honeymoon. Use honeymoon luggage tags to keep at least one major annoyance at bay on your honeymoon.

 

Honeymoon luggage tags are also a great gift because it might be the first time the couple will see their new married names in print. Be sure that the couple you’re gifting honeymoon luggage tags to is planning on a name change – and check out the specifics. As a gift to yourself or your favorite honeymooning couple – you can’t go wrong with honeymoon luggage tags!

Any Time is Honeymoon Apparel Time

Enjoy your Honeymoon Apparel for as Long as You Can

Honeymoon Apparel

Honeymoon apparel is all about personalization. After the wedding is over, and you and your new husband or wife are ready to hit the beach and get away from it all, it’s still nice to get a little attention for your grand personal accomplishment. Honeymoon apparel is ready to give you that opportunity.

There are always obvious honeymoon apparel options like bikinis and board shorts, but don’t think that your options run out there. Bridal t-shirts may have been fun in the weeks leading up to your big day (and in the salon the morning of), but they’re even more fun when they transition into honeymoon apparel. There’s no shelf life on a piece of great honeymoon apparel – wear it for as long as you want to flaunt your new Facebook relationship status.

Honeymoon apparel tells the world exactly why you and your husband or wife just can’t get enough of each other at the dinner table, in the pool, or at the beach. It’s less obvious if you’re wearing honeymoon apparel on the slopes, but there’s always the spare moment in the lodge! Though there’s no cap on how long you can wear your honeymoon apparel, it’s best to start as soon as you can!