A Creative Romantic Lives in You

Why is it that so many people believe that they don’t have time or take the initiative to be romantic? Maybe most people don’t believe that they are creative enough to be romantic. Everyone is creative! The definition of being creative is having the ability or power to create. The word create offers a much broader definition than most people accept when it comes to the process of being able to come up with something original or simply well thought out.

Gifts that are considered to be traditionally romantic like candy and flowers are wonderful, but sometimes you need something that goes one step further. If your spouse enjoys flowers, you don’t have to settle for roses because they can sometimes become unexciting after a while! Present him or her with something completely original such as a daisy or another flower where petals can be counted. Ask him or her to play the childhood game of ‘they love me, they love me not’ and watch them pluck the petals as they go. However, don’t allow for the possibility of him or her arriving at the ‘they love me not’. Count the petals before you present the flower to your spouse and trim it so that there is an odd number of petals for the right outcome!

Arts and crafts used to be a fun break from the monotony of the school day, but believe it or not, it will come in handy when it comes to creative romantic gestures. Instead of promising that you will love him or her forever, show them. Take a piece of paper, ribbon or other material you choose and write “I love you” on both sides from end to end. Twist the paper 180 degrees and connect both ends of the paper until you have mad what looks like the figure eight. Tape or glue to ends together. You can present your love with a symbol that shows them your love for them is an endless love.

Creativity comes in many different forms! Being creative can mean creating an atmosphere. If you want to plan the ultimate romantic evening but funds are low or you simply don’t want to have to leave the house, shut down the electricity and imitate a power outage (it’s up to you whether or not you tell him or her!). You won’t have any distractions or heat, so it is up to both of you to keep the other warm and entertain each other.

Maybe romance is on your mind, but he or she is going out of town. Did you know that people on airplanes are typically hopeless romantics? Any flight attendant would be more than happy to make sure that your spouse receives a special present after the flight has left the ground. Simply approach a crewmember after he or she boards the plane and they are usually more than happy to oblige a hopeless romantic like you! (You might want to make sure that the gift is unwrapped or keep it to a single rose due to heightened security.)

Creativity doesn’t have to come in the form of gifts every single time. Gestures like getting up and dancing with your spouse when a special song comes on the radio is quite creative and incredibly romantic! Whenever the mood strikes you, allow your creative juices to flow!


Tips for Dealing with Cold Feet

Feelings of anxiety and concern are completely normal prior to a wedding. One or both members of the couple may experience the cold feet phenomenon that overshadows them and causes them to become concerned over their upcoming wedding. Usually this feeling is not a cause for concern and it passes naturally on its own as your realize that you are more excited than anxious but the following are a few tips for helping to work through your cold feet issues.

The first tip for dealing with cold feet is simply to relax and realize that this happens to a lot of people in your situation. This is important because many people will get caught up in believing that these feelings mean that they shouldn’t go through with their wedding. Realizing that your feelings are completely naturally will help to waylay these fears.

After you calm down, get out a piece of paper and pen and just start listing all of your anxiety. This is particular helpful because you may have a great deal of trouble doing this which is significant because it helps you to realize that you don’t really have anything to worry about. The other scenario is that you may find that you have a long list of fears and may be amused to find that none of them are really logical. Sometimes seeing your concerns listed on paper helps to alleviate them.

Another tip for dealing with cold feet is to talk to your partner about your feelings. Many people are hesitant to this because they are embarrassed about their feelings but talking to your loved one can really help in this situation. Chances are that they know you better than anyone and can assist you working through these things. They may even confess similar feelings which helps you to realize that cold feet are completely natural.

If you feel that talking to your partner will further exacerbate the problem consider talking to a close friend instead. Just talking about your anxiety can help to relieve the tension. Once you verbalize your fears you are likely to find that they begin to dissipate and you start to relax and look forward to your upcoming wedding.

Another tip for dealing with cold feet is to talk to a friend who has recently married to get their perspective on married life. They will be able to tell you how well things are going for them which should ease your fears about the transition to married life. They will also be able to assure you that they had similar feelings of anxiety and that there is no cause for concern.

Making two lists; one of your fears and one of your reasons for marrying your partner, can help to alleviate cold feet. Once you make this list you will most likely see that the reasons that you want to get married far outweigh your fears. Sometimes just seeing this on paper is very beneficial to eliminating cold feet.

Writing a love letter to your partner can be another way to combat the feelings of cold feet. This process gives you a chance to ponder all the reasons why you love your partner. Expressing your feelings in a love letter can refocus your attention on what you love most about your partner and make you realize that the small things you are worrying about are really inconsequential.

Going through old photos of you and your partner can also help to ease the anxiety of cold fit. Looking through pictures from your courtship is a great way to remind you of all the fun times you and your partner have had together and will help you realize that there are still lots of fun times together in store for the two of you.

Spending some time away from the planning process is another way to help alleviate cold feet. Wedding anxiety is often spurred on by other problems such as the stresses of the wedding planning. This stress can put you on edge and make problems seem bigger than they really are. Take a trip to spa or spend an afternoon participating in an activity you enjoy to take your mind off of all the details that are still remaining for a little while.

Finally, if after examining the reason for your cold feet, you come to realize that there are serious issues at hand it is advisable to postpone the wedding until these issues can be resolved. If your concerns are valid and your relationship is potentially harmful either physically or emotionally you may need to seek professional help. Issues such as abuse, addiction and betrayal can be reasons to cancel a wedding and discontinue the relationship.

Cold feet of feelings of anxiety over your impending wedding are perfectly normal. Many brides and grooms have these feelings and in most cases they are completely harmless. It is, however, important to trust your instincts and if there is something seriously wrong with your relationship, it may be wise to cancel the wedding.


Wedding Decoration

The hall or the church where the couples to be married is usually decorated with ribbons and flowers done by professionals but the cheaper way is to do it yourself or get your family and friends to help you. You can buy lots of threads of ribbon from your local craft store and well you know how easy flowers are to get. All you need is a teaching techniques book for the flowers and you are on your way to saving yourself a lot of money.

Every wedding runs over budget but these things can’t be helped, you can cut down on your wedding decoration costs by doing most of it yourself or have your family do it for you. Make your own decorations, candles in wreaths of flowers are a good one and though you may think it is hard to do it, it really isn’t, just purchase a home teaching book and you are half way there! Items can be picked up so much cheaper if you shop for them yourself than if you leave it for the professionals to do, they always seem to have a knack of purchasing really expensive items then billing you for it…Hmm I wonder why?

One thing to be sure of when you are doing your wedding decorations is that your reception hall is beautifully decorated as that is where you will spend the rest of the night partying and eating away. That is also what your guests will go to do. The wedding is not all about you anymore, oh no, it is about keeping those guests happy and preventing any wedding crashers! During the ceremony you want to have stunning pictures taken and that can’t happen if there is no beautiful decorations except you and your partner. Also choosing a venue is important to some places won’t let you do the decorating and you will have to pay extra for them to do it, and some places won’t allow it at all.

When choosing your wedding decorations make sure that they are not too bright and are going to take all the attention of you as a couple, as you need all the attention you can get as this is your big day, not the decorations’ big day! Remember also that they can be a lot cheaper than what most pay for them so keep your eye out for a bargain and who knows what you will find!


Conquering the Wedding Bouquet Dilemma

Look at any bridal photograph and you will see an image of a bride holding a wedding bouquet. It’s a relatively small item, but your wedding bouquet should be on your top list of must-haves for your wedding. In just about every photo opportunity you will be featured with your bouquet. In addition, you will undoubtedly be nervous as you walk down the aisle as all eyes are on you. Having your wedding bouquet to hold onto can help relieve some of your nervousness. Choosing a wedding bouquet is usually a source of difficulty for new brides. When you research what is available, you will discover there are many flavors of a wedding bouquet. In addition to the season in which your wedding will be held and your budget, to make the decision-making process easier you just need to keep in mind style.

The style of your wedding dress and the style of wedding can influence the type of wedding bouquet that is appropriate for you. The most popular styles that brides choose for their wedding bouquet include cascade, nosegay, arm bouquet, and hand-tied. As the name implies, a cascade wedding bouquet features a bouquet of flowers that flow from the stem. A cascade wedding bouquet is a very romantic style. Brides with traditional wedding themes often choose a cascade wedding bouquet.

A nosegay wedding bouquet is probably the most misunderstood of all bouquets (I’m sure the name is causing the bulk of confusion). This style of wedding bouquet is actually what is commonly given to someone as a gift. It features a collection of flowers gathered in one bunch. You can customize a nosegay wedding bouquet according to your size.

For a more simple approach, a wedding bouquet that you wear on your arm may be more appropriate for you. Bridesmaids commonly wear this wedding bouquet, but brides often choose this style when they want to use a single flower, such as a rose.

A hand-tied wedding bouquet is similar to an arm bouquet. While an arm bouquet doesn’t typically have a stem, a hand-tied wedding bouquet features a long stem that is wrapped in elegant ribbon. The individual who makes the bouquet will usually add lace or some other delicate fabric to the base of the bouquet.

When choosing your wedding bouquet, you are not limited to fresh flowers. Silk flowers that are made today are created so that they look very similar to fresh flowers. If you hadn’t thought about using silk flowers for your wedding bouquet, you might want to give them a second thought. Not only will you save money, you will not have to worry about the flowers wilting and preserving the flowers is a less painful process.


Invitation to a party!

We’ve all been to a party once in our lives, if you haven’t been to any we extend our deepest condolences, and there had been times when we threw a party ourselves. No matter how the party turned out to be the main thing there is that we all know what’s it like to have and be in a party. Parties are part of the instrument of society for making and forming friendships, acquaintances and for some lifetime partners.

So if parties are part of the normal structure of our society, a successful party therefore dictates what part of the social strata we belong in. so what makes a party a hit? Well, first thing is the venue. A party that is strategically located would have a good chance of being successful. Another thing would be the person throwing the party. A cool guy throwing a party on a school night would have better chances of being a hit than the party an outcast threw on the weekend. And the last would be the invites; an invitation that says I’m cool could mean the difference.

In the case of a baby shower a nice looking invite would also mean that the parents are willing to spend time working on the success of the party and they wouldn’t take no for an answer. Baby showers are one of the few parties that can stand on its own. It could go on without the alcohol or the loud and obnoxious music. Baby showers have their own unique classification when it comes to parties.

So how do you make an invitation for a baby shower that would stand out and get noticed? There is no sure fire way to do anything in this world but most of the time creativity is the difference between a work of art and a so-so card.

The key really is to let you imagination run wild. But first you’d have to know what you want your baby shower invitation to look like. So in this part the theme is very important in you layout for the invitation. Of course you can’t send an invitation with beach houses and sunset if you’re going to have a western style barbeque. The design of the invitation should always jive with the party’s theme.

Another thing to consider in making baby shower invitations is that you don’t have to be too conventional with the way you layout the card. It doesn’t have to be bordered or enclosed by lines and everything. The pictures and images don’t need to be in a sort of alignment with the text. Free form lay-outing would be much more appropriate for a baby shower. Just remember that it should still be readable.

Finally, to make better use of the modern technologies that the world can offer us right now, electronic invitations would be a bit more cutting edge that hand delivering the invitations to the prospected guests. Electronic mails or emails can also be substituted for the traditional paper cards. This is good because it allows you to be a little more creative in the design and layout of your invitation.

So if you’re in the market for baby shower invitations, remember that there are a lot of options available for you today and it’s up to you which one you’ll pick

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