Bridal Guide – February 2011

In This Issue

Picture Perfect

Here are some tips on perfect wedding makeup from the experts at Just for Redheads.

Less is more when it comes to wedding day makeup; use enough to emphasize your best features, but don’t overdo it.

Use flattering neutrals to highlight your eyes. Choose a mascara color that fits your coloring. This is a special challenge for redheads since most mascaras are too dark. Just for Redheads studio mascara, which comes in three warm and natural shades, works well with fair complexions.

more inside…

A designer’s wedding

It all started when I took a job that would move me to Chicago. I was about to embark on a new adventure with a new position. I did not know that this would lead me to a new romance, foreign lands I never traveled to before and into a life filled with challenges, laughter, love and, yes, more wallpaper. I was nicknamed the Queen of Wallpaper by my peers. By now you have probably guessed I am a designer, a designer of wallpaper and fabrics. Planning a wedding is all about details. I wanted to create surroundings that would make our wedding distinctly ours and rich with references that we and family and friends would recall with fondness for the rest of our lives…

Don’t let mother nature ruin your wedding

Wedding dress, $1,200; banquet hall rental, $10,000; flowers, $5,000; cake $600; and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Before you know it, the cost of putting on a wedding can exceed a lot of people’s annual salaries. According to Conde Nast’s Bride’s Magazine, the average wedding costs between $20,000 and $25,000 to put on; many far exceed that amount. When compared to the cost of the event itself, wedding insurance is relatively inexpensive. Depending on the coverage you select, insuring a $20,000 wedding would cost about $400.

What kind of coverage is available? Read more inside…

Your big day on a dime

A wedding to treasure doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, with smart planning and a little research, you can have a beautiful and memorable wedding with money left over for the honeymoon. According to experts at The Art Institutes, the best way to begin planning your wedding is to start with a ballpark budget in mind. Determine your high and low price and then head online to do research. This gives you a great starting point.

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