Monday, July 12, 2010

Custom Wedding Vows...

Should I write my own vows?
If you are like many brides and grooms the thought of writing your own wedding vows has you more nervous than the actual wedding itself. Because of this some couples choose to go with the “repeat after me” option. Yet other couples want to incorporate custom vows into their ceremony. In this case, here are some helpful wedding vows - writing tips.
Find a quiet space to work.
Your home office, your garden, a beach, a park, somewhere with a great view that can offer a little inspiration and peace of mind.

Ask yourself a few simple questions and take some notes.
What do you love most about your partner?
When did you know without a doubt that you were in love?
What does marriage mean to you and why are you marrying this person?

Do some Research
If freelance writing really isn’t your thing, doing some research may help. Read some poetry, Google some famous romance novelists, and find passages or quotes that you may want to incorporate into your vows. 

 Make it sound natural
Once you’ve got your first draft written, read it out loud.  If reading it out loud sounds awkward , make the necessary changes so it sounds more natural.

Get a second opinion
Have someone go over your vows that can help you with grammatical errors and sentence structure.

Practice makes Perfect!
Once you’ve got it down, practice, practice, practice! And don’t be afraid to read from a paper on the day of.

If, after following these simple tips, you’re still at a crossroads with your wedding vows feel free to write First Class Weddings, we would be happy to help point you in the right direction!

Wedding Vow Sample by Sarah A.K. Makua
Today marks the first day of a new adventure.  I know not where this road shall take me, yet I sit idle at its start, as the breeze swims across my cheeks, with a knowing smile spread across my face.  Today I marry the love of my life.  Today I make a commitment to you before these people, before creation, I declare to love you until the end of time, through this life and the next.  I declare to love you for better or worse with no other person in my sights but you.  Loving you is as easy as breathing.  Loving you is my reason for living and my reason for being.  I promise to love you every minute of every day for the rest of our lives.  With all the strength that I have, and all the courage that I possess I promise to be your best friend and partner through this life and the next.  For better or worse, till death do us part, I love you with all of my heart.
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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Choosing a wedding date

Happy Fourth of July!

Some people would say that the fourth of July signifies the independence of America from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Others however might say that it is the day that they married their best friend.

Believe it or not, choosing to wed on a holiday such as the fourth of July is more common than you think. Why? Because couples like to choose a date in which they have fond memories, such as the day they proposed, the day they fell in love, or the day they first met.

While the fourth of July may not be your wedding date of choice, it most definitely may be the perfect day to "tie the knot" for some. Symbolizing not only the unity of our Country, yet uniting two people in love.

On the other hand, if dates are not as important to you as the act of getting married then you might want to follow this simple guideline in order to select the perfect wedding day.

Choose a month. When undertaking this task there are many things to consider such as work & school schedules, peak travel times, the weather, and so on and so forth. After you have selected your month choose two to three days in that month (this allows for flexibility with selecting locations and vendors). The exact date of choice could be a favorite number, your favorite two single digit numbers put together, a special date, weekends etc.

Whatever you decide it is important to remember that your wedding date will be a constant reminder each and every year of the love that you have for the other. Take some time off from your busy schedules to truly enjoy each other. If that day happens to be the fourth of July then Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

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Saturday, July 3, 2010


Treat Yourself...

The history of make-up dates back as far as the ancient Egyptians who used copper and lead ore to create the world’s first beauty products.  With the advancement of technology, today there are a number of effective beauty products, tips and tricks to help enhance your overall look (minus the harmful substances of course!).

Here are some fabulous tips to remember when making your decisions! 

Beautiful skin is the ultimate “beauty accessory” so care for it wisely. Do your research and plan on making a line item in your budget for some high-end products. And when the moment comes that you find something that really works, don’t change it! 

Sunscreen is essential to helping maintain an even skin tone.  It is important that you find a product that provides exceptional protection from the sun and neither leaves your face feeling greasy or oily like so many other products do.
The most common misconception of foundation is that the color should match your face when in fact the perfect foundation or mineral powder should blend flawlessly with the color of your neck.  And most women tend to have a more pink to olive (yellow) skin tone so it is important to remember that products out there are mostly on the pink side of the spectrum. We have two amazing products that we can’t wait to introduce to you…so look for our future tweets…

Whatever you may or may not think, eyebrows are an important facial feature, especially on your wedding day. Find a skilled technician that you can trust. By doing so, the right shape and color fill can take years off your face.

Yes, white eyeliner brightens the overall look of the eye (when used correctly) and the color of your eyes plays an important role in the color of eye shadow you choose to wear on your special day.

Yes, white teeth are a must! There are a lot of different options out there so find out what works best for you!

Look for our future tweets to find out what complexion products, sunscreen, foundations, teeth brighteners and other products that truly warrant earning your hard earned trust.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Surf's up Girls!

Maui Surfer Girls!

Maui Surfer Girls, also known as MSG has grown far beyond their original mission statement of empowering girls through the sport of surfing. Teaching honeymoon couples, private surf groups, surf camps and kids are perfect examples of that expansion.  Maui Surfer Girls charismatic and friendly team can teach anyone to surf no matter what your level of experience is!

When interviewing owner Dustin Tester, she said that, "Surfing has always been my true passion."  First Class Weddings has experienced the genuineness of the Maui Surfer Girls operation since its beginnings. Dustin's passion and sincere love for the ocean truly shines through with each and every client she meets. It is with this dedication and solid core values that Maui Surfer Girls has earned the First Class Seal of approval.

This mark of distinction means that Dustin has shown that she is a legal entity, has a valid liability insurance policy, valid terms and conditions, valid references, and has submitted the proper paperwork.  For over a decade Dustin has also shown excellence in customer service and has a superlative track record. Way to go MSG!

Maui Surfer Girls has and continues to open their heart to everyone.  So, if you're coming to Maui Hawaii and want to learn how to surf then First Class Weddings highly recommends that you call Maui Surfer Girls and secure your private surfing experience.

Happy surfing everyone! 

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Thursday, July 1, 2010

The Restroom

 Even Princesses Have to Pee

Whoever designed wedding dresses obviously never took under consideration that there might be one point throughout a wedding in which the bride would need to pee. If you are having a fairy tale wedding with a fairy tale dress it might be a good idea to strategically plan how your are going to let if flow. Take the public bathroom for example. Small stalls, little privacy, and a lot of dress can make it extremely challenging without some serious help. Ways to get around wetting your dress.
  • Be sure that your dress is bustled up first (if applicable)
  • Recruit a few friends to help you with buttons, ties or lifting each side of your dress
  • Consider removing your dress completely before entering the stall (just be sure to lock the door first)
Now I don't know about you, but the only time I feel compelled to even consider using a public restroom is when I REALLY need one! So be one step ahead of the game. Consider your restroom facilities at your ceremony and reception venue(s) prior to the big day (or know the alternative options). And remember, no matter what kind of dress you have, there is no doubt that your restroom experience will be one of a kind!

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