- Written by Christina Broat
There are lots of magical things about this time of year – leaves are changing, the air feels crisp, and a new season is beginning. For me, Fall has always felt like a time of renewal and restarting, so it seems like a great time to start a new chapter of your life as a couple!
Here are a five helpful hints for Fall brides:
- Consider finding a topper for your wedding dress to keep you warm during photos (or a ceremony) outside. The foliage is beautiful, but pretty pictures are hard to come by when you’re shivering. There are lots of options for wraps or bolero jackets that would complement many dress styles.
- Embrace the colors of the season! Fall is a great time of year to use richer hues that might seem out of place at a spring or summer wedding. Jewel tones and all the rich reds, oranges, and ambers are perfectly appropriate to incorporate in bridal party attire, invitations, or décor.
- Written by Christina Broat
If you ask me – and probably many other brides – creating a guest list is possibly the most challenging part of planning a wedding. There’s a fine balance between celebrating with those you love and putting yourself in the poorhouse over $50 a head dinners. While a guest list is a personal decision, I created a few questions for your guest list conversation to help you and your betrothed to get through the process without too much frustration.
- What’s my dream? Creating a dream guest list to then cut down will help you in the long run. It may be daunting, but it’s easier to start large and move small than to think you have your number set and realize you’ve overlooked someone and have to scramble at a later date.
- Written by Dillon Kreider
And What to do About It
You have probably uttered these words or have heard them more than a few times – “I am sick of being overweight!” or “Starting on Monday, no more junk food, no more beer and I’m going to the gym!” or one of my favorites “I am fully committed this time. This is for real.”
There you are, ready to take action, nothing can deter you this time. You are going to lose weight. You are going to workout and nothing can stop you. You have said the right things, you’ve got your mantra and a new attitude. This time really will be different.
And then the train runs right off the rails. “Why does that happen?” you ask yourself. “Everytime I am so gungho and then – meh.” Turns out there are quite a few reasons for this.
Here are the top 5 reasons that you can’t lose weight
1. You don’t have a WHY. Having a WHY is important. If you don’t know why you have your goal then chances are you won’t complete your goal. You need a sense of purpose to keep you going during the good times and the bad times. If you don’t know WHY you are getting out of bed at 6am to workout chances are you won’t last very long.
Be specific about what you want and write it down. “I want to lose 30 pounds in 4 months. I will lose 8-10 pounds per month to meet my goal.” Then write down what will happen when you reach your goal. “When I lose 30 pounds in 4 months, I will reward myself with ____________________.”
The more you value your reward, the more likely you will be to earn it. Make the reward count.