Unlike myself, all my Bridesmaids are blessed with nice long hair. This means that we have a bit more choice in how they style their hair.
So I thought I’d share my ideas…
I think I like the half up, half down style… Its an easy but pretty look that will suit all of my Bridesmaids, whether they have a full fringe, side fringe or no fringe!
Pinterest is a great place to find different styles; that’s where all the above photo inspiration has come from!
Now to put the ideas to the girls…
Weddings are pretty boring occasions for kids. I remember when I was little, the weddings we went to felt like they started as soon as I woke up and carried on for a couple of days (this is probably not far from reality when you take into account the amount of time a child has to keep themselves clean and their hair tidy once the Mums have preened them within an inch of their lives and the fact that by the time it’s time to leave it’s WAY past their normal bedtime).
So in order to try and make it slightly less painless for them, I’m making each of the children attending the full day a little goody bag to keep them entertained. All the children attending our wedding are under 5 years old, so its quite easy to find lots of little bits they’d be interested it.
Each bag has come to just over £5, which isn’t bad when you consider what’s in it…. (and the cost of providing wedding day child care is WAY more than that!)
Cars/Winnie the Pooh colouring and activity book
Set of toy cars and trucks
Beanie Baby cuddly toy
Mini box of raisins
Mini bag of party rings
Disney Princesses/Fairies puzzle
Disney Princesses colouring and activity book
Barbie-type doll in a wedding dress
Beanie Baby cuddly toy
Mini box of raisins
Mini bag of party rings
One tip though, don’t buy anything with batteries!!! Or you’ll have noises going off from the minute you give them the bag!!!
Most of the items in the bags came from the 99p shop. The books came from the works, the bags themselves and the Beanie Babies came from eBay (if only the seller knew her mint condition Beanies will soon be in the hands of small children….!!!!) and the food items will come from the supermarket.
I’ll upload some photos when I’ve put them all together! I’m still waiting on the paper bags, foam masks and bubbles to arrive at the moment! And obviously I haven’t bought the raisins and party rings just yet with just under 11 months still to go!!
Goody bags = happy (quiet) kids!! Yay!!
I’ve done it. I’ve succumbed to the need to get wedding day pretty and have just started (by this I mean, today/this evening/twenty minutes ago) a new skincare routine.
It’s nothing fancy; I just had a VERY lazy approach to looking after my face. Don’t get me wrong, I ALWAYS take my makeup off at night, even if its just a fierce rub with a baby wipe. But some times, I use a face wipe to take my mascara off, give it a quick wash with a facial wash, blow my nose (sorry for TMI) and there’ll STILL be traces of makeup on the tissue. Do I do anything about this? Of course not! I just think to myself, ‘oh that’s annoying, I’ll wash harder next time’ and I never do.
So. I’m going to start being grown up and look after my face.
I raided (not literally) my local Boots store today, and picked up a couple of different facial washes and a variety of face creams.
My plan is, that on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday Friday and Sunday evenings I’ll use my new cream wash. It’s mild enough for every day use, but tough enough to remove makeup. On the remaining evenings, I’ll use an exfoliating wash to give it a deep scrub (apparently you shouldn’t use it too often as it can be harsh on your skin and cause problems). Then once a month I plan to use a face mask.
Every morning I will splash my face with water; alternating between warm and cold (2 of each) and apply a moisturising face cream. In the evening after using the facial wash, I’ll apply the rich night cream.
And that’s it. Nothing fancy, nothing particularly expensive, but definitely good for my skin. And hopefully it’ll bring me one step nearer to having wedding day pretty skin! Yay!
Oh, and I’ll drink more water. That’s also something I’m pretty terrible with.
Wish me luck….
If your wedding falls at a time when rain or snow or wind is likely, then you need to get yourselves some umbrellas!
And I’ve found just the place…… The 99p shop! I popped in there today to pick up some bits and spotted them hidden by the front door! They had black, pastel blue, pastel pink and dark green. There may be other colours stocked in different stores so its definitely worth going in and having a look in your local one.
I picked up a couple of black ones for Mr M and myself incase they’re needed in between photos etc. I am considering going back again and picking up some for my Bridesmaids too seeing as they’re such a bargain! You can’t go wrong for 99p really can you?!
Yay for bargains!!!
I mentioned last year that I was setting up a little wedding craft business, and I’ve finally got round to sorting out the blog with all the details, photos and the price list on there!!
I make and design very competitively priced craft products from high quality paper, card and ribbon. I love making things and so getting involved with other people’s weddings is SO exciting for me!! Just in case any of you are interested (or if you just fancy a nose), here’s the link….
I’m soooooooooooooooo excited!!!
Yesterday afternoon I got home from one of Mr M’s friend’s fiancees hen-do’s.
We went to Centreparcs for the weekend. I wasn’t actually very well over the weekend so I didn’t participate in all the crazy drinking like the rest of the girls, but despite feeling rubbish I still had a really good time!
It did however make me realise that what I’d arranged with my Chief Bridesmaid for my own do was EXACTLY what I wanted. I don’t want to go away somewhere else; I missed not seeing Mr M and my three puppies. I just want to have my night out and have my spa day and then come home; I think I’m a bit of a home bird after all!!!
What I did think was a really nice touch is that the girls organising the hen do had made little goody bags for each of us girls attending. The bags included a lip balm, face moisturiser, a face mask pack, hen party sash, a personalised wine glass and charm, a couple of sweets and a Red Bull. That’s definitely something I’d like to do for those attending my hen do if we can work it into the night.
Now time to relax before I go back to work…