Posts

How to maintain your manners: Proper wedding etiquette (Part 4)

Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 first

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

So what makes the best manners?  MINDFULNESS.  The best manners come from the mindful person who is very aware of themselves and their surroundings, other people and the environment.

 

Etiquette stems from common courtesy, sense, and social graces, such as: When entering or leaving the room, going into or out of bathrooms, etc., hold the door open for the next person.  Be conscious of staying silent during speeches and announcements and be aware of the alcohol you are consuming and always practice sophisticated self-control.

 

The most important rule of etiquette in attending a wedding event is to enjoy the day in a classy manner and bringing your most lofty, positive energy.  The bride and groom planned this special day in celebration of a jovial affair and took their guests’ comfort and entertainment into heavy consideration.  Be respectful, be polite and be on your way to being a stellar guest…one who contributes to the memories being made, and to the pages in the storybook that makes the bride’s dreams complete.

And don’t forget to bring the most important thing along with you, wrapped up in your own aura and expanded into those of others around you: L O V E.

 

 

 

Outrageous Wedding Facts From Around The World

Have you ever wondered about the world’s longest wedding gown train? Or how about the most expensive wedding in history? We rounded up some of our favorite wedding facts from across the world ranging from the most outrageous to crazy and fun.

1. This dress goes the extra mile: The world’s longest wedding gown train. 

 Dressmakers in China recently created this nearly three-mile-long train for a bride named Jing Mei. Reports from photo agency ImagineChina: the gown weighs 120 pounds and took more than $6,500 to make!

2. A Cake Fit for a Queen!

Let’s just say this wedding cake suits best for a Queen and who better than Queen Victoria. Her wedding cake weighed a whopping 300 pounds!

3. The most expensive modern day wedding.

In the priciest modern-day wedding to date, the prince of Abu Dhabi has outdone them all. He had a 20,000-seat stadium specially built for his seven-day wedding to Princess Salama in 1981. This wedding in total cost  $100 million.

4. Las Vegas is the leading wedding destination with an average of 115,000 weddings a year.

Looking to elope? No problem, because Las Vegas has got you covered, with it being the leading destination for couples to get married.

5. Most Expensive Celebrity Engagement Ring. 

Look at that rock! Richard Burton did not mess around when he made Elizabeth Taylor his fiancé, not only because they got married twice but because of this breathtaking engagement ring. The estimated worth of this ring is 8.8 million dollars and has 33.19 carats!

6. Underwater wedding? Why not? 

Talk about incredible! On February 14, 2001, the Trang Underwater Wedding Ceremony in Thailand made it to the Guinness Book of World Records for the “Most number of couples to be married underwater.” On that day, 34 couples from 22 countries exchanged wedding vows 10 meters (32.8 ft.) underwater.

7. Then and Now. 

Welcome to Buckingham palace! Where William and Kate stepped out onto the balcony on their wedding date April 29, 2011 to recreate a kiss made famous by Charles and Diana in 1981.

8.  If you thought your bridal party was big… wait until you see this! 

Couple sets World Record with 126 Bridesmaids, 25 best men, 20 pageboys and 23 flowers girls. The previous record was 96 bridesmaids at a wedding in Thailand.

9. Tradition from the ancient Greeks and Romans. 

Brides traditionally wore veils on their wedding day because the original thought stemmed from the ancient Greeks and Romans, which believed that the veil protected her from “evil spirits.”

10. Let’s end on a sweet note! 

A German study found that men who kiss their wives before leaving for work live longer, get into less car accidents, and have a higher income than married men who don’t. The reasons behind why this is possible are because kissers begin the day with a positive attitude.  It is believed that those who don’t experience this go out of the house with a lack of confidence.

Best Couple Activities (Part 1)

This article brought to you by Aleana’s Bridal Shop, Bergen County NJ.

By Jaclyn Ianetti

Couple Chemistry

Cook up the chem between the two of you and keep your electric energy as a power couple pulsing.

Men connect with women when they are physically active in doing something together.  And besides the thing you’re thinking right now (get your mind out of the gutter), there are soo many more ways to bond by keeping busy and active.  Men love activities, and will instinctively feel more connected with you when engaged in an activity together. 

Keep things alive and exciting by mixing it up and breaking out of your molds into experiencing diversity in doing things you may never have even tried before. 

Speaking of cooking up some chemistry…As you flip through your latest Cosmo, (or for the health-conscious girl, Yoga Journal and/or Natural Health Magazine) on the couch at night…cut out some recipes or jot down some recipe-savvy ideas so that you and him could create a new dish together.  Cooking is an extra-sensory experience where all of your five senses are simultaneously engaged. 

 COOKING CREATIONS

 

Put baskets on your bicycles and do your grocery shopping by cycling together to the food store of your choice.  Refer to the recipes you wish to make and stock up on all ingredients needed.

Cooking can take you many places

*Get fresh ingredients and make smoothies and juices you can make in the morning together.  Better yet, plant your own organic fruit & veggie garden together and pick your daily dose of nutrient-rich foods whenever you feel like it. 

*Make a lunch and head out for a picnic for two. 

*Candlelit dinner at home…yogi-bohemian style on the floor next to fireplace, or fancy with 5 course meal on the dining room table. 

EXERCISE

Join a gym, do at-home exercises, or go mountain-climbing.  Trail through a beautiful reservation in an upscale town.  Whether you’re walking, running, hiking, cycling…you’ll be connecting as a couple through nature and its’ scenery of wonder.

Eat some suggestive snacks.  Munch on aphrodisiacs during your drive home post-workout.  Portable foods reputed to get you in the mood include almonds, peaches, and ginger (if you don’t like raw ginger, try it candied).

Read Part 2, Part 3 and Part 4

Photo credit to mrlerones-photostream on Flickr.

  Aleana’s bridal shop located in Ridgewood, NJ. Please schedule your first appointment at Aleana’s Bridal Shop or call at 201-444-1500.

BRIDAL SHOP near RUTHERFORD BERGEN COUNTY

Aleana’s Bridal is your Bridal Shop near Rutherford, Bergen County, NJ.

Every woman lives to experience that special bridal moment once in her life time.  Her bridal gown is a symbol of her unique self.  Aleana’s Bridal understands that and invites its’ clients to select from a wide bridal collection or to create the most wonderful custom bridal gown in our exclusive bridal store located in the heart of Ridgewood, Bergen County, NJ.

We are proud to offer our Rutherford clients personalized one-on-one service, “Made in America” collection, wide selection of novelty silk fabrics, French laces, unique embellishments, exclusive hand embroideries and handmade silk flowers.

We invite the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom to visit our store as well to choose a dress from our exclusive dress collection or make one of the kind dress. With a wide library of fabrics and colors to choose from, the possibilities for our Mother of the Bride and special occasion gowns are endless. We can perfectly match the bridal party color scheme if you prefer or we can create something completely unique and different. As the second most important woman at the wedding, our 100% silk fabrications and one of a kind designs will make you feel like royalty.

Aleana’s Bridal offers a more than convenient production time frame,which is often unheard of in the fashion industry: You can pick up your dress in 3 months, without paying any “rush” order fees! Personal customer service is readily available and even possible during the wedding day. We offer custom embellished accessories and shoes to match any bridal dress.

We carry a wide selection of European lingerie, lounge wear, shape wear, custom made accessories and small gifts that can only be found at our boutique.

Please book your appointment today at  www.aleanasbridal.com. or call  201-444-1500.

BRIDAL SHOP near CRESSKILL BERGEN COUNTY NJ

Aleana’s Bridal is your bridal shop near Cresskill, Bergen County, NJ.

 

Choosing the perfect wedding gown is almost as important as choosing the right partner.  Aleana’s Bridal understands that and offers a great personal service to guide its’ clients step by step to choose the most wonderful bridal gown for the perfect wedding day.

Bridal gown is a symbol of your unique self; a symbol of self-expression that makes a powerful statement in the physical world about your inner nature. Aleana’s Bridal invites you to choose a wedding dress or create your custom bridal gown at our exclusive bridal shop located in the heart of Ridgewood, Bergen county, NJ.

Our exclusive bridal gowns are created for the woman who is not afraid to cross boundaries and who enjoys experiencing the triumph of individual style. We use only high quality silk fabrications, novelty French laces, hand embroideries and other unique embellishments.

Aleana’s Bridal offers all Cresskill customers a more than convenient production time frame, which is often unheard of in the fashion industry: You can pick up your dress in 3 months, without paying any “rush” order fees!

We also invite the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom to visit our store. We exhibit an exclusive dress selection as well as offer our customers a custom made gowns in any fabric and color. Remember than you are the second most important woman at the wedding. We want you to look stunning during that special day.

Each appointment will be scheduled for a full hour and half to ensure that you get the attention you need.

We also exhibit a wide selection of European lingerie,  lounge wear and hand made accessories that can only be found at our boutique.

Please call us at 201-444-1500 or book your appointment on line at www.aleanasbridal.com.

 

BRIDAL SHOP near LEONIA BERGEN COUNTY NJ

Aleana’s Bridal is your Bridal Shop near Leonia, Bergen County, NJ.

The sounds of wedding bells are just around the corner and you feel a bit of pressure to look your best on the day of the wedding. Finding the right gown instantly eliminates this pressure.

That is what we pride ourselves on here at Aleana’s Bridal. We offer a great personal service to guide its’ clients step by step to select from a wide collection or to create the most wonderful custom gown for that special day.

Choosing the perfect gown is almost as important as choosing the right partner. Our gowns are created for the woman who is not afraid to cross boundaries and who enjoys experiencing the triumph of individual style.

The bridal gown’s fabric affects both its beauty and price. You always should ask, “What is the content of this fabric?” If the answer is “Silk”, you know you are buying the queen of textiles, the most luxurious fiber in the world. At Aleana’s Bridal, we offer our Leonia clients just that.

We invite you to create a custom gown or choose a dress at our exclusive shop located in the heart of Ridgewood where majority of our gowns are made from silk fabrics at a very affordable price.

We have recently expanded our Mother of the Bride collection and proudly extend our custom made services to create the perfect gown for all shapes and sizes. With a library of fabrics and colors to choose from, the possibilities for our mother of the bride and special occasion gowns are endless.

We can perfectly match the bridal party color scheme if you prefer or we can create something completely unique and different. As the second most important woman at the wedding, our one of a kind designs will make you feel like royalty.

Book your appointment today and we will guide you to create a dress that is the essence of you. Each appointment will be scheduled for a full hour and half to ensure that you get the attention you need.

Please call us at 201-444-1500 or book your appointment on line at www.aleanasbridal.com.

BRIDAL SHOP near FORT LEE BERGEN COUNTY NJ

Aleana’s Bridal is your Bridal Shop near Fort Lee, Bergen County, NJ.

The sounds of wedding bells are just around the corner and you feel a bit of pressure to look your best on the day of the wedding. Finding the right gown instantly eliminates this pressure.

That is what we pride ourselves on here at Aleana’s Bridal. We offer a great personal service to our Fort Lee customers to guide you step by step to select from a wide collection or to create the most wonderful custom gown for that special day.

Choosing the perfect gown is almost as important as choosing the right partner.

Are you tired of going into store after store and falling in love with parts of a dress, but always finding that it isn’t exactly what you want? Do you find yourself obsessing over the color, but hating the silhouette, or loving the top, but hating the skirt?

We invite Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom to experience a couture gown making as well. If your moms are tired of shopping around and still could not find a dress that fits, we can help. We make sure that every woman leaves the store satisfied.

With a library of fabrics and colors to choose from, the possibilities for our mother of the bride and special occasion gowns are endless. We can perfectly match the bridal party color scheme if you prefer or we can create something completely unique and different.

As the second most important woman at the wedding, our one of a kind designs will make you feel like royalty.

Book your appointment today and we will guide you to create a dress that is the essence of you. Each appointment will be scheduled for a full hour and half to ensure that you get the attention you need.

Please call us at 201-444-1500 or book your appointment on line at www.aleanasbridal.com.

BRIDAL SHOP near ENGLEWOOD BERGEN COUNTY NJ

Aleana’s Bridal is your Bridal Shop near Englewood, Bergen County, NJ.

Our 1,200 sq show room is designed to make your experience very pleasant.

Experience the triumph of your individual style on that once-in-a-lifetime special day!  We will guide you to choose a dress as a symbol of your unique self. We have a great collection of bridal dresses and sets that are only offered in our Ridgewood store in Bergen County.

Every garment can be modified to enhance a beauty of any body type or you are welcomed to start from scratch. Having a custom made gown made will eliminate your stress because you will finally be able to put all of those ideas and things you liked about other dresses together to complete a one of a kind gown.

Here at Aleana’s Bridal, we specialize in custom made gowns tailored to perfection for our Englewood customers. Our gowns are created for the woman who is not afraid to cross boundaries and who enjoys experiencing the triumph of individual style.

We invite Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom to experience a couture gown making as well. If your moms are tired of shopping around and still could not find a dress that fits, we can help. We make sure that every woman lives the store satisfied with her special gown.

In our store you can find a variety of our novelty silk fabrics, French laces, unique embellishments, exclusive hand embroideries and handmade silk flowers.

Aleana’s Bridal offers a more than convenient production time frame, which is often unheard of in the fashion industry: You can pick up your dress in 3 months, without paying any “rush” order fees!

Book your appointment today and we will guide you to create a dress that is the essence of you.

 

Please call us at 201-444-1500 or book your appointment on line at www.aleanasbridal.com.

BRIDAL SHOP near MAHWAH BERGEN COUNTY NJ

Aleana’s Bridal is your Bridal Shop near Mahwah, Bergen County, NJ.

The sounds of wedding bells are just around the corner and while you feel a bit of pressure to look your best on the day of the wedding, every woman lives to experience that special bridal moment once in her life time.

Choosing the perfect gown is almost as important as choosing the right partner. Aleana’s Bridal understands that and invites you to select a wedding gown or create a custom bridal dress at our exclusive bridal shop located in the heart of Ridgewood.

We are proud to offer our Mahwah clients a beautiful bridal gown selection as well as our exclusive “Made in America” line. In our store you can find a variety of our novelty silk fabrics, French laces, unique embellishments, exclusive hand embroideries and handmade silk flowers. Every garment in our great collection of bridal dresses and set can be modified to enhance a beauty of any body type. We also, offer custom embellished shoes and accessories.

We keep our clients up to date on the latest launches and trends. Aleana’s Bridal offers a more than convenient production time frame, which is often unheard of in the fashion industry: You can pick up your dress in 3 months, without paying any “rush” order fees!

Personal customer service is readily available and even possible during the wedding day. Each appointment will be scheduled for a full hour and half to ensure that you get the attention you need.

We also exhibit a wide selection of European lingerie and lounge wear that can only be found at our boutique. Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom are invited to select a perfect dress or make custom “one of the kind” dress.

Book your appointment today and we will guide you to create a dress that is the essence of you.

Please call at 201-444-1500 or book your appointment on line at www.aleanasbridal.com.

BRIDAL SHOP near HACKENSACK BERGEN COUNTY NJ

Aleana’s Bridal is your Bridal Shop near Hackensack, Bergen County, NJ.

Aleanas’s Bridal 1,200 sq show room is designed to make your experience very pleasant. Experience the triumph of your individual style on that once-in-a-lifetime special day!  We will guide you to create a dress as a symbol of your unique self.

We have a great collection of bridal dresses and sets that are only offered in our Ridgewood bridal store in Bergen County.  Every garment can be modified to enhance a beauty of any body type. Our gowns are created for the woman who is not afraid to cross boundaries and who enjoys experiencing the triumph of individual style.  In the mind of this iconic woman, the clothes she wears is a symbol of her unique self—a symbol of self-expression that makes a powerful statement in the physical world about her inner nature.

In our bridal store you can find a variety of our novelty silk fabrics, French laces, unique embellishments, exclusive handmade embroideries and silk flowers.  We also offer our Hackensack clients a full collection of intimate apparel, lounge wear and freehand painted scarves that are created for only our store’s special selection.

 

We invite the Mother of the Bride and the Mother of the Groom to visit our store as well to choose a dress from our exclusive dress collection or make one of the kind dress in any fabric and more than 70 available colors. Remember that you are the second most important woman at the wedding and we want you to look that way.

Aleana’s Bridal offers a more than convenient production time frame, which is often unheard of in the fashion industry: You can pick up your dress in 3 months, without paying any “rush” order fees!  Personal customer service is readily available and even possible during the wedding day.

Please call us at 201-444-1500 or book your appointment on line at www.aleanasbridal.com. We open 6 days a week, Monday-Saturday, from 11 am to 7 pm.