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Wedding Shoes to Kill Your Blues

Wedding Shoes to Kill Your Blues

Oxford street seemed to get longer and hotter every time Jesse exited another shop. This time, outside John Lewis she leant against the doorway and gazed into the distance. Surely she was not running out of shops? She sighed and prepared herself to start the hunt again. Dizziness stopped her in her tracks and she realized that she must rest for a while. Why had she left this late in the day? Why had she stubbornly refused her mother's offers of help to organize the wedding when she would have given her more time to put together her own outfit and would probably have healed the gulf in their relationship?

Jesse walked straight back into the store she had just left because at least there she knew where the coffee shop was. She also knew she had only a matter of hours before the shops closed and her hunt for wedding shoes would be over. Tomorrow she would walk into the office office in shoes that are too clumpy for that lovely lace blouse that grandma had given her years ago. She had only to replace a missing button to have the sweetest top and then she had actually made the silk skirt herself but the wedding shoes were driving her mad; None of them seemed right.

She was almost weeping with frustration when a gentle voice said 'may I sit here? I just can not shop for as long as I used to. Thank goodness this lovely restaurant is still here. ' She paused and then continued. 'But hark at me babbling on. My names Mrs Whooton, or Mary, 'she added with a smile. Jesse looked up without enthusiasm, she had no time to chat but as she was too tired to move anyway she told her her name. Mary reached for Jesse's hand and squeezed it gently. 'It sometimes helps to share a trouble.' Jesse looked amazed. 'Oh, it's written all over your face my dear. Tell an old lady and you might be surprised by what she knows. '

Jesse looked at the woman's softly round, powdered face, gray hair escaping in small whisps from a shapeless brown hat; Then she saw the large clock hands just touching the four and a moment's panic made her sob out loud. 'Come on my dear,' Mary said encouragingly. 'Tell me what's troubling you.' Jesse was surprised by how quickly the story spilled out of her mouth, even including her problems with speaking to her mother and of course finishing with the story of the wedding shoes.

'Your granny's blouse was Victorian then?' She asked curiously. Jesse nodded. 'Then I do not suppose you know of a small boutique in Jordan street do you? It's sort of overshadowed by the new shops but it specializes in Victorian costumes. There might be something there that would suit. ' Jesse's eyes widened with hope. 'Where's Jordan Street?' She gathered herself together and thanked Mary. 'Oh I just hope they can help you, …

Advice For the Sister of the Groom

Advice For the Sister of the Groom

When you are the sister of the groom, it can be a very interesting time. For some sisters, it is a fun period in their lives, but for others it can dredge up some difficult feelings. Here is some advice on how to have the most fun being the sister of the groom, and how to get your relationship with the bride off to a great start.

Weddings are times of great joy, but they can also be times of great stress. It is also a time when jealousy is likely to rear its ugly head. You would not be the first sister of the groom to feel jealous because he is getting married before you, or because your parents are giving him all of their attention and money. Envy is also common when the bride’s parents are putting on a more lavish affair than the groom’s sister was able to afford. All of these feelings are entirely normal, even if you are as happy as can be for your brother and love his fiance to death. The key is to acknowledge them to yourself, and then let them go.

There are many ways that the groom’s sister can get involved in the wedding planning. The very first one (and the most important) is to let the bride know how thrilled you are to be gaining her as a sister and to offer to help her with the wedding in any way that you can. From there, you will have to take your lead from the bride. If you live in the same town, she might be delighted to rely on you to help her meet with florists and shop for a bridal gown. On the other hand, in some families, the bride and her mother handle almost all of the planning themselves, so try not to take it personally if the bride does not take you up on your offer to help.

One type of help that any bride will gladly accept from the groom’s sister is advice on how to get along with different family members. Joining a new family can feel like moving to a foreign country at times, and any bride would be happy to have a road map from one who knows the ins and outs. The relationship between a new bride and her mother-in-law can be one of the trickiest to establish, and anything that the groom’s sister can do to help get them off on the right path would be a very nice gesture.

As the sister of the groom, you will probably be invited to participate in the wedding in some way. The usual roles for the groom’s sister are bridesmaid or ceremony reader. If you are a bridesmaid, it is imperative that you do not indulge in the typical bridesmaids’ gossip about how ugly the dresses are. This is the sort of thing that the bride’s sister might be able to get away with, but if it gets back to the …

eBay – The Importance of Effective Listings

eBay – The Importance of Effective Listings

No matter what type the market is, a big incentive for a customer to buy an item comes from the trustworthiness and knowledge ability that a seller displays. Although you will most likely never come face-to-face with your clientele on eBay, how you market your merchandise in your listings can either make or break a sale. Here are the basics to listing an item on eBay effectively.

Before you sit down to write a listing, there are a few things you need to decide concerning the item you’re about to sell. First, weigh and measure the item before listing to help determine shipping charges.

Unlike newspaper ads, a photograph of your product is free to add, so take advantage of this. Buyers have only sellers’ listings to use in accessing which items to purchase, so make your listing stand out; pictures are a great way to enhance your item’s chance of being sold. Place the item in a well-lit and uncluttered area. If people have problems discerning the product from evidence of your daily life, they probably won’t take you seriously.

Once a registered member on eBay, you can click on the “Sell” tab at the top of the screen to begin the listing process. The first thing for you to create is a title: the first phrase introducing a potential buyer to your listing. The more specific your title is, the more chances you have to attract buyers. For example, “Antique Quilt” tells a buyer nothing, whereas “1920’s Double Wedding Ring King Size Quilt” narrows the search and attracts a buyers attention. Avoid words like ‘cool’ ‘excellent ‘amazing’ and the like because you’re only wasting the small amount of space provided to you.

The next part of a listing’s text is the item’s description. Don’t be afraid on this section to include as much information on your product as you can; what you think is too much detail could be the difference between a sell and no sell. However, be professional and honest with in this section highlight the features of your product but also pointing out any of its defects. And, be friendly! People like feeling welcomed and will avoid intimidation. In both the title and the description, it is important to use correct spelling, punctuation, and grammar. This will optimize people’s ability to read the text, especially those whose English is a second language.

Once you have written the text and uploaded your item’s photos, you should choose one of two selling options: auction or “Buy it Now.” Again, auctioning works best for items that are less common the fixed rate option is for popular products or items that people might need immediately.

Be sure to set your price, buyer payment methods as well as shipping and handling fees. Make sure to look everything over – a mistake could cost you a sale or could even result a bad feedback score from a buyer. Save your listing and hit the ‘submit’ button. You will receive an email …

How To Develop A Relationship With Your Stepkids

How To Develop A Relationship With Your Stepkids

After a night of Las Vegas debauchery, a man groggily wakes up to find a scantily dressed woman next to him in bed. On the nightstand, he sees what appears to be a wedding photo from one of the strip's wedding chapels. Hastily putting on his glasses he covers his mouth in shock as he realizes he's the one in the picture.

Although the woman's face is partly covered, he notices the cheap wedding ring on her finger. He spots an open purse. He rummages through her handbag and he finds her wallet. He looks at her driver's license and sees her first name is Christina – he already knows what her last name is.

And before he closes her bag he finds a wide-ruled paper written in crayon beginning with Dear Mommy. The now-sober man realizes not only is he a new husband, but he is also a new stepdad.

How To Do It

When a couple dates, they make a connection and fall in love before deciding to get married. In the same way, if there's a child involved and your relationship is heading towards the altar you should begin courting your future stepchild. With the purpose of establishing a connection and developing a relationship before proposing marriage.

Developing a relationship with a potential stepchild is much easier and less stressful for all concerned when a partner is still considered to be a parent's boyfriend or girlfriend than it is when you become a stepparent. If you already have children your partner needs to understand and be able to embrace the fact, you come as a package deal.

Do not Be Santa

A common mistake made by many stepparents-to-be is to shower their fiancé's children with gifts in an attempt to buy their affections. The first issue is kids know when someone is trying to buy their love. They're savvy enough to not fall for the bait.

The second issue is the child might start to expect gifts from you all the time and without you're Daddy Warbucks, this will ever put a strain on your finances. Or even worse you contribute to the creation of a spoiled brat that expects to receive everything they want.

In the end, you run the risk of not achieving your desired results and your stepchild-to-be might become resentful of your attempt to bribe them for their love. The affection and trust of a stepchild come with taking the time and effort to develop a real relationship with them – not from trying to push it onto them.

Take an Interest in Your Child

One of the best ways to connect with a new stepchild is to take an interest in what interests them. If a child is not open about what they like, a talk with the biological parent might provide a starting point. If a stepchild is interested in animals, a trip to the zoo may provide a nice opportunity for bonding.

Older children can be harder to pin down …

Have a Fairytale Gazebo Wedding with a Wedding Gazebo

Have a Fairytale Gazebo Wedding with a Wedding Gazebo

Your wedding is one of the most special days of your life. It is a day for you to feel like a princess in a fairytale. One of the best ways to create this magical atmosphere is with an outdoor garden wedding. And for the centerpiece of your wedding, among the beautiful flowers and decorations of nature, is a beautiful wedding gazebo .

A wedding gazebo can set the stage for a wedding as a beautiful decorative structure that is part of the ceremony. For an outdoor garden wedding, a wedding gazebo is about the only decoration you will need since the beautiful flowers surrounding the area create natural décor. Many wedding gazebos are made of wood and are often painted in white, which is very complimentary to the attire of the bride and groom.

A wedding gazebo also serves as a platform for beautiful pictures and the place that you will say "I do". One of the problems people sometimes have with outdoor weddings is the fact that the bride and groom are on the ground level along with everyone else. This often makes it difficult for guests to see the ceremony when it is taking place. By having the bride and groom on the wedding gazebo, they are elevated above everyone else, making the wedding a more meaningful and enjoyable experience for friends and family.

If you are looking for a way to bring a fairytale atmosphere to your wedding, consider having an outdoor wedding with a wedding gazebo as the centerpiece. It will be one of the best days of your life that you will always cherish. …

30th Wedding Anniversary Party Games – Making Your Day a Pearler

30th Wedding Anniversary Party Games – Making Your Day a Pearler

When organizing your 30th wedding anniversary, party games can add loads of fun to the occasion. You can reminisce about times past, remember what the big day was like or just let your hair down!

“PEARL-DIVING” 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY PARTY GAME

This 30th wedding anniversary party game is truly memorable, and fantastic if your party is likely to be raucous affair! Since 30 years marks your Pearl anniversary, why not go ‘diving for pearls’? Prior to the party, prepare a large batch of a sloppy or gooey food – Jello, oatmeal, cookie dough or mashed potato all work well. Divide the mixture among several large bowls (one for each team), and conceal an even number of “pearls” (small plastic beads) in each bowl. Players divide into teams, and one player from each team is the “pearl diver” – they must immerse their hands in the goo to remove as many pearls as possible in 45 seconds. A messier – and much funnier – alternative is to make the “pearl divers” use only their face to search for pearls. The team with the most pearls after 45 seconds wins this 30th wedding anniversary party game.

“NAME THE LOGO” 30TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY PARTY GAME

Many 30th wedding anniversary party games allow guests to reminisce about the year in which they or their friends were married; this is one such example. Browse the internet for logos of 10 or 15 quintessential products from 30 years ago. Copy and paste these onto a single page, and print enough copies to give your guests one each. Guests must try and guess which product each logo is advertising; the person who gets the most answers correct is the winner of this 30th wedding anniversary party game.…

Wedding Shoes to Kill Your Blues

Wedding Shoes to Kill Your Blues

Oxford street seemed to get longer and hotter every time Jesse exited another shop. This time, outside John Lewis she leant against the doorway and gazed into the distance. Surely she was not running out of shops? She sighed and prepared herself to start the hunt again. Dizziness stopped her in her tracks and she realized that she must rest for a while. Why had she left this late in the day? Why had she stubbornly refused her mother's offers of help to organize the wedding when she would have given her more time to put together her own outfit and would probably have healed the gulf in their relationship?

Jesse walked straight back into the store she had just left because at least there she knew where the coffee shop was. She also knew she had only a matter of hours before the shops closed and her hunt for wedding shoes would be over. Tomorrow she would walk into the office office in shoes that are too clumpy for that lovely lace blouse that grandma had given her years ago. She had only to replace a missing button to have the sweetest top and then she had actually made the silk skirt herself but the wedding shoes were driving her mad; None of them seemed right.

She was almost weeping with frustration when a gentle voice said 'may I sit here? I just can not shop for as long as I used to. Thank goodness this lovely restaurant is still here. ' She paused and then continued. 'But hark at me babbling on. My names Mrs Whooton, or Mary, 'she added with a smile. Jesse looked up without enthusiasm, she had no time to chat but as she was too tired to move anyway she told her her name. Mary reached for Jesse's hand and squeezed it gently. 'It sometimes helps to share a trouble.' Jesse looked amazed. 'Oh, it's written all over your face my dear. Tell an old lady and you might be surprised by what she knows. '

Jesse looked at the woman's softly round, powdered face, gray hair escaping in small whisps from a shapeless brown hat; Then she saw the large clock hands just touching the four and a moment's panic made her sob out loud. 'Come on my dear,' Mary said encouragingly. 'Tell me what's troubling you.' Jesse was surprised by how quickly the story spilled out of her mouth, even including her problems with speaking to her mother and of course finishing with the story of the wedding shoes.

'Your granny's blouse was Victorian then?' She asked curiously. Jesse nodded. 'Then I do not suppose you know of a small boutique in Jordan street do you? It's sort of overshadowed by the new shops but it specializes in Victorian costumes. There might be something there that would suit. ' Jesse's eyes widened with hope. 'Where's Jordan Street?' She gathered herself together and thanked Mary. 'Oh I just hope they can help you, …

Why Movado Watches Will Never Go Out of Style

Why Movado Watches Will Never Go Out of Style

Fashionable styles in clothing change several times a year, and over the course of a decade the differences in style can be striking. The same is true for accessories, and wrist watches are included in that category. But Movado watches never go out of style. Here are just a few reasons why.

Stainless steel is a durable as well as lovely material. When it’s fashioned into a timepiece such as the Movado Women’s Esperanza Baguette Swiss Quartz Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch it provides a timeless accent to any outfit in your wardrobe. The silhouette of this fine watch is slim and sleek, with a rectangular stainless steel case and back. The black museum dial displays the time with silver-tone hour and minute hands that are powered by Swiss Quartz movement for the ultimate in dependability. The link bracelet is also fashioned out of stainless steel, securing with a jewelry clasp. Artistic and functional, the Esperanza Baguette is a watch that will last you through many changes in the fashion industry.

Men can enjoy timeless fashion in their timepieces as well, and the Movado Men’s Eliro Swiss Quartz Chronograph Black Dial Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch is just one example. The stainless steel case and back are rectangular with a black chronograph dial. The bracelet is constructed from brushed stainless steel for an elegant yet manly look. Three subdials sit inside the minute markers of the face, allowing you to track time in any way you need. Wear this watch with your most elegant business suit or with dressed-down weekend wear. No matter what clothing you choose, you’ll appreciate the easy way this watch will fit your fashion sense.

If you prefer a round watch, the Movado Women’s Faceto Swiss Quartz Round Dial Crystal Accented Bracelet Watch is a lovely choice. This glimmering timepiece is perfect to wear to the office, the grocery store or on a bicycle ride through the park. The stainless steel case and back are round, and a black dial adds a touch of understated drama. A signature Movado crystal accent sits at the 12:00 hour while the fixed bezel is studded with crystal accents. In any light, this watch is beautiful as well as functional, and you’ll be thrilled to add it to your wardrobe. The Swiss Quartz movement ensures that this watch will keep you on time and stylish for years to come, no matter how fashion may change in the meantime.

Gold never goes out of style, and when its sheen is added to the Movado Men’s Two-Tone Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch, you can see why. Gold-tone hands and stripes of gold-tone accent the rugged stainless steel that makes up the round case and bracelet on this fine watch. Swiss Quartz movement powers this timepiece, so you can rest assured that it is an accessory you’ll be able to wear for years, no matter how clothing styles may change. Put it on every day whether you’re headed for the warehouse you operate or to your …

The "Un-Wedding" Wedding

The "Un-Wedding" Wedding

Getting married is as popular as ever these days, but no so the traditional wedding. It seems like more and more couples are opting for celebrations which are as unique as they are and which have more in common with a great party than a typical wedding reception. Take a look at the trend for fresh and fun “un-wedding” weddings.

What truly sets an “un-wedding” reception apart from its more traditional counterpart is attitude. An un-wedding celebration is rarely formal, never stuffy, and a lot of fun. The emphasis is on throwing a party which promises a great time to friends and family, full of delicious foods, wonderful wine or cocktails, and relaxed conversation. This style of wedding celebration can take place at a traditional venue, but may also be somewhere other than the standard club or hotel.

Restaurants are a great venue for an un-wedding reception. A party in a restaurant is going to feel more like a great big dinner party than a standard wedding reception. And by choosing your favorite restaurant, you can be sure that the food will be utterly fantastic, a far cry from the usual chicken or beef entrees served at most receptions. The bride and groom can choose relaxed attire, rather than a heavy looking tuxedo and ornate ballgown. A modern silk organza gown with a black ribbon trim and handcrafted bridal jewelry would be tres chic.

Keep the decor informal and interesting. If it fits the room, a few long tables will feel more family friendly than many small ones. A great look for the table decorations would be a long runner over a simple tablecloth with a variety of decorative elements loosely arranged to tumble down the length of the table. A mixture of flickering votive candles, fresh seasonal fruit, and flowers in short vases will suit the restaurant venue perfectly. One word of caution: not all restaurant venues have room for a dance floor, so decide if that is important to you, and select your restaurant accordingly.

Unusual settings are also popular for un-weddings. Why not select an interesting site like an aquarium or a trendy art gallery for your reception? The space itself will be so visually engaging that you will need to do very little in the way of decorations. Plan your menu to suit the space. At an art gallery, stations featuring contemporary and unique cuisine would be ideal for dinner. Naturally seafood would be appropriate for a wedding in an aquarium.

When working with an off-beat venue, choose your colors to suit the locale. Watery blues and greens would look wonderful for an aquarium, for instance. At a site like a gallery which will have a lot to look at on the walls, a restrained color palette like white and charcoal would blend well. This color combination is one of the most popular for weddings this year for everything from bridesmaid dresses to invitations to handcrafted bridal jewelry. Charcoal dupioni tablecloths with a bit of shimmer …

Should You Get A Wedding Planner?

Should You Get A Wedding Planner?

A lot of brides do not think about getting a wedding planner until after the wedding. Not everyone needs a wedding planner. If you are going to plan your own wedding, you need to be very organized, responsible, and you should have plenty of time. Wedding coordinating takes time and that can be a challenge, especially if you work full time. You'll also want to have several family members or friends who are willing to assist; People who will assist you along the way in addition to serving as coordinators on your wedding day. If you do not have all of these elements, you should seriously expect getting a wedding planner.

If you're excited about incurring the extra cost of a wedding planner, know that wedding planners are experts in their field and are skilled at working within a budget. They can often negotiate better deals or rates for you because they have established relationships with vendors.

You pay them to take charge of all the hidden details that you do not even know to think of. The role of your consultant varies depending on what you hire them to do. Coordinating and working with vendors, directing the rehearsal, assisting the wedding party and creating the wedding day itinerary are just a few of the jobs a consultant can take on.

Some wedding planners work exclusively with certain vendors and get x amount of dollars for each wedding they book for them. Make sure that if this is the case you are completely satisfied with the vendors your planner books.

Many brides are willing to coordinate the wedding but need assistance on the day of the wedding to ensure everything goes smoothly. Your planner may be willing to assist you on the day of your wedding only; Inquire about the fees and charges for only this service.

Wedding planners have several methods of setting fees. They may require a percentage of your overall budget; They might bill you a lump sum based on their estimate of the time they spend on your wedding [or they might bill you by the hour. A efficient wedding planner is worth his / her weight in gold. …