Calming Wedding Morning Breakfast

You already know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day -- but did you know that eating certain foods can actually help you relax? Unless you are just too jittery to eat, or have the Jewish custom to fast on your wedding day, you can treat yourself and your bridesmaids to a simple brunch that will keep everyone calm, cool, and well-fed. * * * * With this in mind, a perfect wedding day breakfast would include some of the following good-for-you foods: Blueberries … [Read more...]

Eat your Way to Gorgeous, Healthy Skin, Hair, Nails!

Getting gorgeous for your wedding means more than just what makeup you wear or how you do your  hair. The foundation of  beauty is good health, and that requires as much attention to what you put IN your body, as what you put ON it! Here are some important nutritional guidelines from Martha Stewart Wedding on how to achieve that inner glow, signalling true beauty! Antioxidants Glowing Skin! Antioxidants keep your skin healthy by blocking out cell-damaging free radicals from pollution and UV … [Read more...]

Getting your Beauty Sleep: Banishing Pre-Wedding Jitters

Getting a good night's sleep (6-8 hours per night) is crucial for your health, and too much or too little is known to cause problems in many areas.  Among the negative effects caused by sleep deprivation are a weaker immune system, weight gain, memory loss, and increase in stress-related disorders such as ulcers, constipation, and heart disease. And on a more superficial note, sleep deprivation can wreak havoc on your looks, causing dark circles or bags under your eyes, make your skin … [Read more...]

Men with Smart Wives Live Longer!

Just one more reason that your husband (or fiance) should be glad he's married (going to be married) to you!  According to the Times Online,  Men married to smart women live longer!  We already know that married men live longer than unmarried men, and that a romantic relationship can add years to your life, but now we know something else... when it comes to picking a wife, brainy is better! There is a lingering suspicion among girls... that boys don’t value cleverness as an essential quality in … [Read more...]

Affordable Ways to De-stress

We don't need to tell YOU how stressful planning a wedding can be.  If you are feeling, exhausted, overwhelmed, and stretched beyond your budget, you may be wondering how to loosen up without spending even more money.  A deep-tissue massage at the spa or dinner and a movie with your girlfriends might do the trick, but it will cost you! Here are some ideas from AllHealthcare, via Four White Mice to help you relax with an easy conscience. It's good for you and your relationships, too! feature … [Read more...]

Marriage: The Wonder Drug

How would you like to have a bottle of pills that could....? Increase life expectancy Lower a cancer patient's risk of dying from the disease Lower a surgical patient's risk of dying in the hospital Strengthen the immune system Decrease rates of schizophrenia, alcoholism and suicide A longer, healthier, more satisfying life Well this magic pill is not something you'll find at the drugstore, explains James Burg, Ph.D., an associate professor at Indiana University-Purdue, Fort … [Read more...]

Summer Wedding Fitness

It's summer time and wedding time... and whether you're the bride, the maid of honor, or just a guest bound for a beach wedding, you want to look your best! But don't fall for crash diets and 8-hour workout sessions... instead turn to Brides.com to find out what the fitness experts suggest. Here are some of their secret weapons to help you get sexy for the season! Plan toward your Goal Chris Gaines of Equinox Fitness in Palo Alto, California offers these key steps: Set a goal: Get … [Read more...]

Wedding Day Beauty: 4 Cosmetic Procedures that are worth the cost

Do you have sun-damaged or sallow skin, acne scars, facial hair, or rosacia? Do you want a glowing complexion, fuller lips, even skin tone?  What can you do to look your best for the big day? Prevention.com investigated the cost--in money, time, and discomfort--of four common cosmetic procedure beauty investments to find the "real deals."   No beauty treatment, not even a $20,000 face-lift, lasts a lifetime. But there are some cosmetic procedures that can help you look your best for your … [Read more...]

10 Eat-Your-Way-Slender rules for brides

"What's the best way to lose weight fast?" David Zinczenko answer, "Get engaged." There's nothing like an impending deadline—and a formfitting gown—to inspire someone to take her diet seriously. But too many women try to shed the pounds by starving themselves or by trying fad diets. So wouldn't it be great if you could actually EAT your way slim? By concentrating on the right foods, you can reduce your calorie intake while inspiring your body to burn only fat, not muscle. The result: a lean … [Read more...]

2009 Wedding Trends from The Knot

2009 brings with it many things, including economic distress. But planning a wedding on a budget doesn't mean you have to skimp on style. Being creative and innovative will get you far in planning a wedding everyone will remember, and The Knot has a few tips on what's hot for 2009 Weddings! Rustic homespun details Outdoor weddings -- on a farm, in a vineyard, or even in the backyard -- are huge right now, and t's really no wonder: An outdoor setting makes for a fun, laid-back vibe and the … [Read more...]