Confidently Display Your Wedding Ring In 1 Easy Step

bride and groom's hands with wedding rings

Your photographer is going to be getting a lot of great photos to capture your wedding day. And some of those pictures will be close ups of your hands with your wedding rings.

So why not schedule an appointment with a manicurist to get those fingers photo ready?

Ladies, you’ve got this on your agenda already. But I’m talking to you fellas.

Whoa! What? Get a manicure?

Yes! Let’s put the MAN in those MANi’s.

Of course, I’m not talking high gloss and color, or French tips, but your hands will be on display and your photographer is going to be taking several hand shots with your wedding bands, so your fingers need to look presentable too.

Man's Manicure
Besides, you deserve a little pampering too!

Be a well-groomed groom. Ditch the dirty or ragged fingernails. Relax at the nail salon and get:

• Trimmed (so your nails are neat and tidy)
• Filed (to even out ragged nails)
• Buffed (instead of polish, for a healthy shine)
• Moisturized (to soften dry skin)
• Treated Cuticles (with an orange stick and cuticle oil, NEVER cut this skin)

Worried that you’re going to be subject to a woman-dominated space getting your “nails done” with all the girls hanging around, talking about all the latest gossip, and girly stuff like shopping?

When scheduling the appointment, be sure to let the folks at the salon know that you’d prefer some privacy.

Carly Mote with Destiny Salon & Spa in Clayton, Ohio tells us that at their salon men can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere in a private room as they get their manicure.

You can contact Destiny Salon & Spa at 937-771-0950.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

For more tips and ideas for your wedding day (and the days leading up to it!), contact me today at jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net or at 937-235-2586 or 937-581-3647!

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Choosing Your Wedding Gown – To Minimize Wide Hips

Wedding Dress To Minimize Wide Hips

The fullness of a ball gown will help to accentuate your waist while hiding hips. An A-line gown will also do the trick.

Drop waists or basque waists can make you look bottom-heavy.

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Instead, try gowns with lovely detailing on the bodice or an off-the-shoulder neckline that will draw attention to the upper half of your body, as will a square or bateau neckline.

Be careful with trumpet or sheath style gowns, as they may make you look out of proportion.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Choosing Your Wedding Gown – To Slim a Full Waist

Wedding dresses to slim a full waist - basque or drop waist wedding dress

A drop or empire waist, or an A-line dress will add curves.

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Also look for detailing around the neckline which will draw the eye to the upper part of your body.

Wedding dresses to slim a full waist - detailed neckline

Avoid dresses that are fitted at your natural waistline.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Photo credit (detailed neckline): WinterStephan via photopin cc

Choosing Your Wedding Gown – For an Hourglass Figure

trumpet wedding dress for an hourglass figure

This figure has a natural balance – show it off! Many different silhouettes – sheath, trumpet, a-line – will look fabulous on you. Choosing the right neckline and waistline are key.

Avoid high necklines, as open necklines like an off-the-shoulder are more flattering.

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Accentuate your waist with a fitted waistline. (Natural waistline) Stay away from empire, basque, or drop waists. You want to accentuate your real waistline so stay away from high or low waistlines.

detail at natural waist an hourglass figure

A trumpet skirt or ball gown will also beautifully enhance an hourglass shape.

Avoid spaghetti straps, but if you want a bit of coverage or support, cap sleeves are a good choice.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Photo credit (trumpet wedding gown): AviviJ via photopin cc

Photo credit (natural waist): WinterStephan via photopin cc

Choosing Your Wedding Gown – For a Petite Figure

A-line wedding gown - wedding dress

A gown with a subtle silhouette, such as an a-line or a sheath delicately adds length to a petite figure.

An empire waist will also elongate a small frame.

Wedding gown wedding dress with subtle detailing

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Keep any detailing small and subtle as large decorations will be overwhelming. Depending on the fullness, even long sleeves may be too much. Avoid the bulk of a ball gown or a mermaid silhouette, which are too overpowering for a smaller body type.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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Photo credit (wedding dress with subtle detailing): WinterStephan via photopin cc

Choosing Your Wedding Gown – For a Tall, Narrow Figure

sheath style wedding dress, wedding gown

A sheath, mermaid or trumpet style is for you, as they add gentle curves. Soft detailing on the bodice or sleeves gives the illusion of width. You’ll want a waistline that is at or close to your own natural waistline.

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mermaid style wedding dress with sweetheart neckline

Be careful with waistlines that are especially high (empire) or low (drop) as they can add additional height.

A basque waist (natural at the hip and dips down into a “v” or “u”) is also a good choice.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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If you have questions or are looking for unique ideas for your wedding contact me at jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net or at 937-235-2586 or 937-581-3647!

Photo credit (sheath wedding dress): WinterStephan via photopin cc

Photo credit (mermaid wedding dress): churcy via photopin cc

Choosing Your Wedding Gown – To Minimize a Large Bust

halter style wedding dress, wedding gown

If you have a large bust, there is no rule that says you cannot rock a wedding dress with a strapless or sweetheart neckline. Just make sure you choose a gown that offers enough coverage up top. so you won’t spill out.

Wedding Gown Glossary

But if you’ll feel more comfortable with a bit more coverage or support, go for a halter or illusion neckline. V-neck and scoop neck gowns are also flattering.

Avoid an empire waist or a highly embellished bodice as that will only draw more attention to the top portion of your body.

Hearts, Joy, Love!
Jean

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If you have questions or are looking for unique ideas for your wedding contact me at jean@weddingsfromtheheart.net or at 937-235-2586 or 937-581-3647!

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