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How to Sabotage your Marriage… …Before it Begins (Part 3)

Read Part 1 and Part 2 first

 

Brides-to-be can have an unavoidable habit of playing the victim…the damsel in distress in-waiting for her dream day to come true.   An “All-About-Me” attitude can erupt, as you feel like the world revolves you for the time being.  Playing the victim is a control mechanism, and you use it when it suits you best…and may I add, what better timing to use this opportunity of becoming “the bride” to play this role?  You may be at a high-sensitivity and emotional peak, so pointing the finger at someone else is easier and makes you feel better about yourself.  But never being at fault just because you’re the bride-to-be can be tiresome to a fiancé who necessarily isn’t always to blame either.  Fess up to your role in the problems you’re facing, apologize and make the necessary changes when appropriate.  It’s difficult for anybody to take responsibility for bad behavior, but once you give up the victim mentality, you’ll find yourself less stressed, angry and resentful…and your soon-to-be husband will be happier, too.

 

Forgetting the smaller gestures can be a big problem.  Those everyday signs of affection are what keep intimacy and romance alive, yet many couples fail to remember to do them, especially in days leading up to wedding as you’re stressed and consumed with the planning.  No matter how big or small, spread as much sweetness around as possible.

Sooo….forget sweating the small stuff, and remember to spread the small stuff that matters!

 

And before you become a heartbroken bride-to-be, make sure not to make any of the mistakes mentioned above.  And the biggest one of all?  CLOSED COMMUNICATION!  Keep the lines of communicating clearly to each other WIDE OPEN…in an honest, non-judgmental space.

 

You want to communicate as a couple and make sure any unrealistic expectations are kept at bay to a restored balance and healthy dose of dreams, hopes, and aspirations.  We’re all human, imperfections and flaws and all that jazz.  The key lies in working through the inevitable hardships that you’ll encounter as a couple.  It’s in the continual sacrificing, listening and loving, that husbands and wives become soul mates on a more evolved, elevated level of existence.

 

Oh, of course,…and if he sees you in your wedding dress, your doomed.

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Your Bridal Fitting Room Experience

This article brought to you by Aleana’s Bridal shop.

 

The fitting room can be a scary place for a lot of people. In stores, we go in with items we like and we are usually alone. Here we can pass judgment on whether if not we like something. Sometimes we will get the opinion of a friend, but for the most part, we let our own expertise on our bodies decide if we like something or not.

In the bridal industry, you are never alone in a fitting room. You will always be assisted by your bridal consultant. This can be uncomfortable for some people which is why it is always recommended to go to the appointment in undergarments you feel comfortable being seen in. Just remember, this is a judge free environment. Your consultant is there to help you look your best, not judge the way you look. Bridal dresses are made for all shapes and sizes and your consultant will help you to find the best dress for your body.

Have faith! Keep an open mind and most importantly, never verbally abuse yourself. There is nothing more frustrating to your consultant or the people you brought along than hearing you talk bad about yourself. They are all on your side and want to help you look perfect. If you don’t like something about your body and wish to hide it, let your consultant know. This can easily be accommodated. Stay positive; your dress is out there and you are going to look fabulous. Also, give feedback. There is no shame in letting the consultant know you don’t like something or the style isn’t for you, but remember to keep an open mind. What you might think would look awful on you could potentially end up being the dress.

Please visit Aleana’s Bridal Shop in Ridgewood NJ to make your bridal shopping experience pleasant!

Best Couple Activities (Part 3)

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

Read Part 1 and Part 2 first.

COMEDY CLUB Laughter is the best medicine

 

If you don’t have a whole weekend to spare, you can surprise your partner with tickets to a comedy club.  There is nothing better than a night of laughs at a comedy show for couples.  Be spontaneous on a week-night to break up the mundane feel of the work-week when your lover least expects it and go see some standup.

This is a great way for couples to share time watching a more interactive type of entertainment than a movie or the theater.  Make sure to get seats in the front row for the interaction to unfold, because the comedians are sure to include you in at least some part of their act.  This creates fun memories to laugh about for years.

MASSAGE

Treat yourselves & go to spa & get a couples massage.  Or, if you’re short on funds, you can be still massage each other in the comfort of your own home for free.  Rather than watching the same old show on television after the same routine at work, mix it up with your partner and show him your romantic side by offering an oil rubdown.

This sensual gesture will not only put your partner in a state of relaxation, it’s also a great way to express your love.  You do not have to go out and buy any overpriced oils and lotions.  A wonderful, and much healthier, alternative is grape seed oil, or coconut oil, which is also a great moisturizer for the skin. 

To add a little spice to the massage, throw some rose petals on the bed before your partner is home and have the room lit with only candles.  A surprise massage can heighten many levels of your relationship and doesn’t have to cost you a penny.  A massage is a creative, sensual, and sure way of maintaining closeness, that can result in not only relaxation, but a keener sense of intimacy.

Take turns giving each other a face massage, as well… with each person receiving by lying down on the bed or floor.

 

 CRAYOLA, CRAYONS, PAINT-PARTY…

Draw up your dreams. 

Color & draw together your dream mansion, book cover, music album cover, etc.

Trace Together…Get some large paper and crayons…take turns drawing around each others hands and feet on the paper.

Close “no clothes” Coloring…Buy body paint and take your clothes off to paint each other’s bodies.  Or just face paint.   

 Continue with Part 4

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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 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP BERGEN COUNTY NJ

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

Every woman lives to experience that special bridal moment once in her lifetime. Her bridal gown 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.

We are proud to offer our Washington Township clients a beautiful bridal collection that offers a variety of novelty silk fabrics, French laces, and handmade embroideries. Every garment can be modified to enhance a beauty of any body type. 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!

We have recently expanded our Mother of the Bride collection. You can choose a dress or we can create a perfect gown for  a special occasion. 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 100% silk fabrications and one of a kind designs will make you feel like royalty.

At our store, it’s all about personalized service. Each appointment will be scheduled for a full hour and half to ensure that you get the attention you need. Personal customer service is readily available and even possible during the wedding day.

After your wedding we will be happy to take your gown back for consignment or further customize it for a future event.

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

 

BRIDAL SHOP near MONTVALE BERGEN COUNTY NJ

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

 

So you’ve decided to start the search for the perfect wedding gown. During first few appointments you felt exciting, after you realized how exhausting it is. With all of the different styles and silhouettes it seems as though you’ll never find the exact dress you want. Don’t fret. Rather than spending what seems like centuries browsing racks and trying on yet another ball gown, consider custom made. The beauty of custom made gowns is simple; it’s made just for you. It is a one of a kind.

You might have liked the bodice on the first dress you tried on but hated the skirt. At the same time you would have preferred a different neckline. To confuse yourself even more, you really like the belt from the 7th dress but wish it had the colored ribbon like the 13th gown. Stressful!

By going the custom route, you’re instantly put at ease knowing you can have all that you wanted made especially for you.

At Aleana’s Bridal, 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. We hope our Montvale customers will 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 CLIFFS BERGEN COUNTY NJ

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

Honor, riches, marriage-blessing
Long continuance, and increasing,
Hourly joys be still upon you!”
– William Shakespeare

You found the man of your dreams…now it’s a time to find the wedding dress of your dreams… that perfect bridal gown that is a symbol of unique self.

Our dresses are created for the woman who is not afraid to cross boundaries and who enjoys experiencing the triumph of individual style.  Each garment is designed with an idea of feminine magnificence in mind.  We keep our clients up to date on the latest launches and trends.  This is what will allow our clients to receive the full “bridal package“…the full fashion experience they deserve and desire.

 We are proud to offer our Englewood Cliffs personalized one-on-one service, “Made in America” collection, wide selection of novelty silk fabrics, French laces, unique embellishments, exclusive handmade embroideries and silk flowers that only available at our Ridgewood store. Any dress or accessory can be customize to meet your expectations.

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.

If you are looking for a special gift for your loved one or yourself,  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. Cannot find a matching bridal shoes? Bring us any plain shoes for a custom embellishment.

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

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

BRIDAL SHOP NEAR SADDLE RIVER BERGEN COUNTY NJ

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

Every woman lives to experience that special bridal moment once in her lifetime. 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.

Choosing the perfect gown is almost as important as choosing the right partner. Aleana’s Bridal invites you to create  choose a dress or your custom gown at our exclusive shop located in the heart of Ridgewood, Bergen county, NJ.

We offer a great personal service to guide our clients step by step to select from a wide collection or to create the most wonderful custom gown for that special day. Your bridal gown is a symbol of unique self; a symbol of self-expression that makes a powerful statement in the physical world about your inner nature. 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.

Aleana’s Bridal offers all Saddle River 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! Book your appointment today and we will guide you to select 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. We also exhibit a wide selection of European lingerie and lounge wear that can only be found at our boutique as well as custom gowns for the entire bridal party including Mother of the Bride.

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

 

BRIDAL SHOP NEAR ALPINE BERGEN COUNTY NJ

Aleana’s Bridal is your bridal shop near Alpine, 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, Ridgewood, Bergen County NJ. We offer a great personal service to guide our clients step by step to select from a wide collection or to create the most wonderful custom gown for that special day.

Your bridal gown is a symbol of unique self; a symbol of self-expression that makes a powerful statement in the physical world about your inner nature. 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 “100% Silk”, you know you are buying the queen of textiles, the most luxurious fiber in the world. At Aleana’s Bridal, we offer our Alpine clients just that.

We exhibit a wide selection of European lingerie and lounge wear that can only be found at our boutique, as well as custom gowns for the entire bridal party including Mother of the Bride.

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.

Destined to be your Destination…(Part 2)

Your Destination Wedding

Read first Part 1

But!!!…

Don’t Let

Downfalls

Discourage your

Destiny to your

Dreams !!!

 

DESTINED FOR YOUR DREAMS

Let’s say your torn between your dreams and wishes with reality for what you envisioned for your wedding….and expenses get in the way.  No big deal.  YOU CAN STILL HAVE IT ALL!!!…

 

You can get hitched elsewhere in the world and have an intimate reception party afterwards at that location…and once you return home, you can have a date planned (whether it’s right after you return, or a while after) and have that huge reception party with all of your family, friends, etc. that you always imagined sharing your special day.

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Brainstorm beaches and dream up a destination that fits your fantasy…

 

Hawaii

….Disney Destination Wedding (Florida or California)

 

Cruise ships

All Inclusive Island hot spots: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Aruba, Bermuda, Bahamas, Mexico, Costa Rica…you get the picture.

 

—Nestle in the Caribbean and unwind at a couple’s resort with honeymoon suites filled with heart shaped tubs, champagne, and rose petals patterned throughout the floors in trails leading to the bed…(insert your own imagination here). 

 

**2013 Hot Spots:  Mexico is said to be the top selling destination for 2013.  Other up-and-coming destinations couples are getting excited about are the Turks and Caicos island, which boasts beautiful beaches (of which are uncrowded…a huge perk!), fabulous family-friendly dining and a range of resorts, such as the Beaches: Turks and Caicos Resort.  Another hot spot is Aruba…with its’ powdery, white sands, sparkling turquoise waters and breezy palms.  Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is another destination that tops the lists for 2013.  The city combines beautiful old colonial buildings and architecture with new hotels, resorts and shopping centers.

 

Resorts and Hidden Gems*:  Top-selling resorts for 2013 include: El Dorado Royale in the Riviera Maya, Mexico; Excellence Riviera Cancun in Riviera Maya, Mexico; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit in Puerto Vallarta/Riviera Nayarit, Mexico; Iberostar Rose Hall Suites in Montego Bay, Jamaica; Sandals Emerald Bay in Great Exuma, Bahamas; Isla Mujeres Palace in Isla Mujeres/Cancun; and the Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa in Tahiti.  *

 

Resorts that are chic, unique, private and off the beaten path are all the rage for 2013.  All of these properties offer intimacy, privacy, secluded beaches and romance, perfect for weddings and honeymoons.  They’re all-inclusive and offer tremendous value, exceptional service and a variety of fantastic wedding packages.

****(Source: http://www.weddingwire.com/destination-weddings/ideas/whats-hot-for-2013).

Read Part 3

This article brought to you by Aleana’s Bridal Shop located in the town of Ridgewood, NJ – Bergen County.

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