Thursday, December 16, 2010

Go On A Date, and Lower Wedding Stress During The Engagement Period

Often something happens to a woman as soon as the engagement ring is placed on her hand. A frenzy of do this and do that! What do we want in a wedding? Where will it be? How do we set a budget? Select this and that. Interview this vendor and that vendor. Pretty soon the grooms tell me "They often become forgotten and no longer have the lady they intended to marry." While some of this is probable, there are ways to circumvent the larger problems and reduce the stress between the couple....that can prevent the "Throw Away Groom".

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1. Go on a date. Just the two of you or with friends. Be who you were while courting. Set rules to NOT talk about the wedding during that time and just have fun together as a couple. I know your friends will ask questions - but politely say - we're on a date and not discussing it tonight, give me a call, Ill fill you in.
2. Dating during the engagement period can be exploring fun dining places or as simple as cooking dinner together or stopping by a food take-out. It can be local parks, music clubs and city events.
3. Dating can include being a local tourist. Look up your region on the web. You will be amazed at the areas you have never explored in your own neck of the woods or the city next door.

          Find great dating ideas and activities on for the region you are in.

You will find in the right column of your regional menu an area marked "Area Activities & Dining" also Convention Bureaus (CVB's) and Chambers hosting links to the area activities. Enjoy!

Understand couples can set specific times to work on the wedding or share the concerns that develop. The date - night or day - is the time to be "the two of you" and not abused by airing concerns or leveraging deals.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Wedding Coach - WHAT Is A Wedding Coach

No we do not mean this type of Wedding Coach!

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We mean this type of Wedding Coach...

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Over 80% of the brides do not hire a professional wedding planner. They ask a sister or friend to assist and that can lead to huge problems in relationships. It can also mean you get her replica wedding celebration, vendors and all. We also see the mother-daughter relationship dissolve over the wedding. Worst of all, the bride who is a control freak attempts to make every tiny decision and handle every problem themselves - leading to huge amounts of stress.

We sometimes see...this undo pressure --undo the engagement.   

There is an old saying, "Hind-sight is often better than fore-sight." This is one situation where a little fore-sight goes a long way. You have this "one wedding and honeymoon" so why not make it happen smoothly.

What Is A Wedding Coach?
A wedding Coach has a back ground in professional wedding planning, she/he no longer works in the field, but offers advice, tips on planning, often great planning materials and has often taught professionals how to be planners. They are not with you on your wedding day, but TEACH you alternative methods to make it all run smoothly. Do they charge? Most do. How do they work. By phone, blog, skype, hangouts, e-mails to answer your questions.                                          Enjoy Your Wedding Day 

Intelligent women understand they may want to do it all, but with this they know there will be the dynamics of new, uncharted territory, lost funds over something that could have been averted (if they had only known), and last minute details. Many ladies get on the internet, in blogs, and the social networks asking "who knows" and this can lead down a path of problem solving or lead into murky waters - depending on who is answering.

Access to Judith Rivers-Moore as your Wedding Coach give you Access to a history of wedding planning, event planning. She is an author of books, magazines, her present e-magazine "Best Style Wedding & Honeymoon for California..... and websites filled with links to pre-qualified wedding and honeymoon services throughout the USA and parts of the destination wedding world.  Join her on Facebook or respond to this blog with your Q & A.   

Send my associate a brief e-mail with your name, wedding date, city to be married in... and we will send you a link to our online Wedding Planning Book with management forms,  and  a link to our exciting Best Style Wedding & Honeymoon Magazine for California.

LETS FACE IT...Isn't it better to put yourself in line with experience and gain the tools you need from an expert who knows how to communicate. Take advantage of Judith...go ahead it will be fun.  Check the blog for friendly input - we hope by many brides-to-be. PS grooms are welcome too.

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