Creating The Most Memorable Wedding Possible

Your big day should be memorable. Not just for you though, it should be one of the most outstanding days that any of your guests ever get to go to. After all, this is a celebration of the most amazing couple that has ever existed, right? 

beautiful bride sat on hay bale

So, how do you go about creating the most memorable day that you and your guests will look back in fondness over for many years to come?

Create A Packed Itinerary

Often, weddings can be very formal affairs. Everyone comes wearing clothes that they don’t feel comfortable in, they sit down at tables with their name at them, and so often the day can move quite slowly for your wedding guests. After all, there is a lot that needs to be done, but they just need to sit and watch. 

There are lots of fun activities that you can get people involved in, why not hold a ukulele workshop where your whole wedding party gets to learn a few tunes? 

You could hire retro arcade games to allow your guests to go and play some classics like pac-man or street fighter between the service and the reception. 

Create Your Own Dress Code

If you want the most amazing day, why not get your guests to wear something that is symbolic of your relationship? Think about your style, and the theme of the wedding. There may be an opportunity for guests to wear something fantastic. Hawaiian shirts and hula garlands, you could go for the 1950’s swing look, or even get everyone wearing full-on 1970’s disco outfits. Whatever your taste is, then you can make it happen. 

Photography Aids Memories

One of the most important things when it comes to wedding memories is that you need an absolutely amazing wedding photographer. There are no two ways about it. If you hire the cheapest person that you can find, then you may well regret it when your aunties head has been chopped off on many of the pictures. Finding a photographer that understands the theme of the wedding is crucial, as they will be able to get on board and even tailor their style to meet the theme if required. While many photographers like this are expensive, you need to consider that you are not just getting one full day’s work out of them. You will be getting hundreds if not thousands of quality images taken, all of which will be edited or touched up to make them that bit more perfect. 

Make The First Dance Something Different

There is obviously nothing wrong with many romantic first dance songs, but if you want something that is that little bit different, pick a song that you both love that is not a romantic song. Your guests will all love the authenticity of the moment, and you can both bond over a song that you really do share a passion for. The romance does not come from the song, it comes from the both of you.

The Benefits Of A Beauty Box For Women

It’s common for women to have several responsibilities in life. Usually, they have to juggle their time and energy from being an employee, parent, and sibling to their own family. They also have to accomplish several tasks such as properly allocating the household’s finances and maintaining positive relationships with the people working and living around them.

beauty box of items

For women who don’t have the time to shop for beauty products, a beauty box can be a godsend. Also called as subscription boxes, beauty boxes for women is a service used by businesses to provide niche-based products to their target market, attract new customers, and reward loyal customers.

Customers who subscribe to beauty boxes, on the other hand, can experience these benefits:

A Beauty Box

1. Convenience

As mentioned, women will have a very hectic schedule. For one, women play a significant role in their family’s lives 24/7. This is the reason why most women won’t have any energy to drive from their homes and visit stores to buy specific beauty products.

One of the biggest benefits you can get from beauty boxes is convenience. When you subscribe to this service, beauty products will be delivered straight to your doorstep on a specific date of the month.

These features will save you stress from driving or commuting just to buy your favourite facial toner and cleanser. Since the delivery of beauty boxes follow a schedule, you’ll know how and when to make minor adjustments to your daily routine to accommodate the arrival of your package.

2. Potential Savings

Women are responsible for keeping track of the household’s budget. Moms, for example, are expected to pay the bills, budget for groceries, and allocate a certain amount of money for emergencies and savings.

When you subscribe to beauty boxes, you can have peace of mind knowing that you’re not sacrificing the finances of the entire household. This works as beauty boxes are cheaper compared to buying individual products in the market.

For example, businesses that offer subscription will require their customers to pay for $10 every month to enjoy a beauty box that contains beauty products valued at $30.

More often than not, you can get more savings if you subscribe to beauty boxes for a longer period. This means that instead of paying for $120 for a one-year subscription (for $10 a month), you’ll have to spend only $100.

Beauty box delivery

3. Variety

Different beauty products are available in the market today. A particular beauty brand might introduce waterproof lipsticks this month and then colourful eyeliner after a couple of weeks. Having these options can break the monotony of using the same beauty products, but choosing what to use can be stressful.

Variety is something that you can experience through beauty boxes. This service is implemented by businesses in order to introduce new products to the market, so expect to receive items that are still not for sale to the public. You’ll be the first user of specific beauty products once you subscribe to beauty boxes.

This variety will allow you to test out beauty products that you never even considered in the past. If you used the same lotion for decades, your beauty box might contain another lotion from a new brand that can provide better results. This benefit will make it very easy for you to update your beauty regime!

4. Custom Picked Products

While some women don’t have any problem in trying out different beauty products, others have specific requirements. The latter is true for women who are allergic to beauty products made from strong chemicals or contain strong odours.

If you don’t want to sacrifice your health and safety just because you want to enjoy beauty products, don’t worry. Businesses who offer beauty boxes will allow you to choose the kind of products you’ll receive regularly.

When you avail of beauty boxes, you will be required to fill out a form as a part of your account creation. This document will require information about your preferred beauty products.

Once you indicate in the form that you have sensitive skin, for example, the business will handpick beauty products that will enhance your physical features without damaging your skin. Businesses will pay close attention to the ingredients of the beauty products they send to you to ensure that you can use all of these safely.

5. Fun

The idea of receiving a package and not knowing what is inside is a very exciting experience for women. You can think of it as opening a birthday present every month or waking up on Christmas morning to see a package waiting for you.

The excitement and fun bought by these beauty boxes can reduce the stress you’ve acquired from managing different responsibilities. It truly is a fun treat for you.

Make Sound Decisions

Subscribing to a beauty box is a lifesaver for women. This service allows women to meet the responsibilities on their plates without sacrificing any of their beauty regimes.

If you want to maximise the service, scout through several beauty boxes and choose one that offers beauty products suitable to your skin type and specific needs. Ask for recommendations from other people, so you’ll end up paying for a beauty box that meets your expectations.

My SodaStream Review

Recently SodaStream got in touch to see if I would like to review one of their new SodaStream machines, of course I would!

ice blue sodastream I remember as a child my Dad going out and buying us one, we didn’t have many fizzy drinks in our house, so for Dad to get us on of these was a real treat for me and my sister. I remember Dad being as excited as us about it. It was a great boxy looking machine with glass bottles. I’m sure now it would be classed as a retro item, who knows what happened to it.

sodastream canister

Now I can share this excitement with my little ones who are only allowed fizzy drinks on our treat days or if we are eating out.

ice blue sodastream

SodaStream Review

SodaStreams for those who don’t know about them are little magical items that make your tap water into a delicious fizzy drink. You then have the option to add flavour to your carbonated drink.

sodastream bottle

I choose the icy blue, which looks almost minty green on line but is a real icy blue shade that I love. Although maybe I should have gone for the pale pink, which is super cute.

sodastream bottle water line

The SodaStream is very easy to use, your only a couple of simple steps away from your drink. Fill up your SodaStream re-useable bottle with tap water or filtered water to the fill line on the bottle. Ensure your gas bottle is attached correctly, attach the bottle and push the button on top of the machine. Give it a couple of short blasts and you are done!

soda stream

I love that it’s so simple to use, just make sure the bottle is in correctly, it doesn’t sit on the bottom of the machine, there will be a little gap. So don’t think that it’s not in correctly.

The children love it too, I make sure the bottle is in correctly and they can add their bottle and then push the button to generate the bubbles. It’s great because they love to get involved and its also sugar free, as it’s just tap water. The children now have it in their bottles or we will tip it into glasses for them to enjoy. My advise is to keep a bottle of water in your fridge so you can always have a cold fizzy water, for me I like my water to be cold.

I love my SodaStream

I do love fizzy drinks, I know I really shouldn’t drink them as much as I do. However it’s my plan to use our SodaStream Spirit as much as possible to cut down on the amount of diet coke that I drink. I’m able to take a bottle of the fizzy water with me wherever I go, so I don’t feel the need to buy diet coke on the go.

We try to take our own bottles with us places, we normally all have our drinks bottles with us but this will help cut down the amount of tins and plastic bottles we put into the recycling bin each week.

sodastream bottle with bubbles

Not only do SodaStream give you delicious fizzy water, you can buy a selection of flavourings to enhance your experience. Fruit drops, that are only £2.99 each, zero calorie and make 80 servings and they come a range of different fruity flavours. Not only do they sell Fruit Drops but also Soda Press Co retro looking bottles that have a range of retro flavours including cola, lemonade and tonic. I haven’t actually bought any of these yet, but I’m going to order the cola and the tonic. So it will mean I never run out of tonic for my gin………. Yummy!

I really love my SodaStream and I am so grateful to SodaStream for helping me to relive my childhood memories with my little ones.