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Wedding Hacks: Wedding Dress, Jewelry and Shoes—A Practical Guide

Wedding Hacks: Wedding Dress, Jewelry and Shoes—A Practical Guide

There is nothing at all as stunning as a do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding gown. If you add your own personal touch to your bridal dress, you can get a look that is exclusive and amazing. You can be one hundred and ten percent sure that no other bride on the globe will possess that exact wedding dress. Believe it or not, a DIY wedding dress is easier to create than you think. (Yet, do be sure you have enough time before your big day, you don’t want to rush this.)

Add Fringe to Your Wedding Dress

This approach is actually quite easy to attain. Just cut out some edges that you feel are attractive and sew them onto your gown. You will see a once-plain-looking wedding dress truly come alive.

This is a very straightforward and a fantastic addition to your wedding dress.

Attach A Brooch

One excellent idea is attach a brooch to your wedding gown. If you don’t know how to attach a brooch, you can either learn it online or find someone that can help you with it. The results are magnificent, and you can be confident; to top it off, it’s inexpensive.

You can find brooches on the web or in a craft store. Whichever design you choose is up to you.

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Use Ribbons On A Wedding Dress

Many brides believe there is practically nothing as elegant as a long-sleeve lace wedding dress. Did you know that you can achieve that lace look yourself?

You can purchase a standard plain wedding gown in whatever materials you want. Then buy the lace of your choice. Find a suitable pattern online and use it as a guide.

There are plenty of options when it comes to a do-it-yourself wedding dresse. Lace is one of those options you can’t go wrong with!

Colored Wedding Dresses

A white wedding dress is unquestionably traditional, but have you ever thought of making a colored wedding dress?

A colored dress has ceased to be taboo for a wedding. The color you pick will make your wedding gown truly unique and quite fashionable.

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For instance, you can choose a color similar to white, like cream. Or you can choose a gown that has an entirely different color, like a pale pink, or light lilac, or another pastel color.

Some brides have become bold enough to pick a daring color such as red or gold, even metallic.

Today, there’s no wrong color choice for a marriage gown, and the results are simply gorgeous.

Pearl Jewelry

Nowadays, pearls seem to be the most timeless, elegant and stylish jewels. Have you considered wearing pearl jewelry for a party or wedding?

If not, you’re definitely missing out something!

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You would be surprised to know that pearl jewelry is available in a wide variety of shapes, colors and designs.

You can select pearl studded necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings and pendants.

Apart from its traditional creamish-white color, pearls are now available in gray, black, green, gold, red, blue and yellow.

If you’re looking to buy pearl bracelets; they’re offered in button, round, egg, potato and pear shapes.

Shoes

Last but not the least is a pair of shoes to complements your dress.

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Choose shoes that you can wear post-wedding.

Ankle-strap sandals are trendy. They are are affordable and aesthetically pleasing.

Satin-finish, jewel-studded shoes to

A platform sole can also add height and comfort at the same time.

You can have the best wedding look when you make it yourself, as no other bride on will have a dress quite like yours!

Find this tips helpful? Have any more wedding dress DIY advice you want to share? Comment in the comment section below.

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Last Updated on December 9, 2019

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

5 Simple Ways to Relieve Stress Effectively

Everyone experiences mental stress at one time or another. Maybe you’re starting a new career, job, or business, or you feel incredibly overwhelmed between work, parenting, and your love life (or a lack of it). It could even be that you simply feel that you have way too much to do and not enough time to do it,  plus, on top of everything, nothing seems to be going the way it should!

Yup, we all experience mental stress from time-to-time, and that’s okay as long as you have the tools, techniques and knowledge that allow you to fully relieve it once it comes.

Here are 5 tips for relieving mental stress when it comes so you can function at your best while feeling good (and doing well) in work, love, or life:

1. Get Rationally Optimistic

Mental stress starts with your perception of your experiences. For instance, most people get stressed out when they perceive their reality as “being wrong” in some way. Essentially, they have a set idea of how things “should be” at any given moment, and when reality ends up being different (not even necessarily bad), they get stressed.

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This process is simply a result of perception and can be easily “fixed” by recognizing that although life might not always be going as YOU think it should, it’s still going as it should—for your own benefit.

In fact, once you fully recognize that everything in your life ultimately happens for your own growth, progress, and development—so you can achieve your goals and dreams—your perception works in your favor. You soon process and respond to your experience of life differently, for your advantage. That’s the essence of becoming “rationally optimistic.”

The result: no more mental stress.

2. Unplug

Just like you might need to unplug your computer when it starts acting all crazy, you should also “unplug” your mind.

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How on earth do you unplug your mind? Simple: just meditate.

It isn’t nearly difficult or complicated as some people think, so, if you don’t already meditate, give it a try. Whether you meditate for 5 minutes, 30 minutes, or 2 hours, this is a surefire way to reduce mental stress.

Meditation has been scientifically proven to relax your body (resulting in less mental stress), while also reducing anxiety and high blood pressure.

3. Easy on the Caffeine

Yes, we know, we know—everyone loves a nice java buzz, and that’s okay, but there’s a fine line between a small caffeine pick-me-up and a racing heart and mind that throws you into a frenzy of mental stress.

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Try giving up caffeine for a while and see how you feel. And, if that’s completely out of the question for you, at least try to minimize it. You might find that lots of your mental stress mysteriously “disappears” as your caffeine intake goes down.

4. Attack Mental Stress Via the Back Door

That’s right: your body and mind are part of the whole being, and are constantly influencing and affecting each other. If you’re experiencing a lot of mental stress, try to reduce it by calming your body down—a calm body equals a calmer mind.

How do you calm your body down and reduce physical stress? A  great way to reduce physical stress (thereby reducing mental stress) is to take natural supplements that are proven to reduce stress and anxiety while lifting your mood. Three good ones to look into are kava-kava, St John’s wort, and rhodiola rosea:

  • Kava-kava is a natural plant known to have mild sedative properties, and you should be able to find it at your natural health food store or vitamin store. It’s available in capsules or liquid extract form.
  • St John’s wort is a natural flower used to treat depression. Again, it’s found at your local health store in capsules or liquid. Because it uplifts mood (enabling you to see the brighter side of all experiences) it helps relieve mental stress as well.
  • Rhodiola rosea is a natural plant shown to reduce stress and uplift mood, and Russian athletes have been using it forever. Like the other two supplements mentioned, rhodiola rosea can be found at your natural health store in capsule or liquid form.

While these supplements are all natural and can be very helpful for most people, always check with your health care provider first as they can cause side-effects depending on your current health situation etc.

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5. Good Old-Fashioned Exercise

This tip has been around forever because it works. Nothing relieves mental stress like running, kickboxing—you name it. Anything super-physical will wipe out most of your mental stresses once the exercise endorphins (happy chemicals) are released into your brain.

The result: mental stress will be gone!

So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just plain stressed, try using some of the above tips. You can even print this out or save it to refer to regularly.

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