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How to Speed up the Wedding Prep Process – Follow These 5 Steps

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Your wedding morning is almost here – it’s the culmination of months of preparation, and you’re nervous about it. You have put together every detail meticulously, and have had a few almost-disasters with family or vendors. But have you thought through the last 24 hours leading up to the ceremony? How do you speed up the wedding prep process?

Many brides neglect to plan for their final day of spinsterhood. As a result, they end up frayed, behind-schedule, and panicky on what should be the best day of their lives.

Don’t be caught playing catchup by setting up a minute-by-minute final preparation schedule. Leave room for unexpected events, so you’ll have time to respond calmly and still get to the ceremony on schedule. Below are some tips to help you speed up the wedding prep process.

 

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1. Don’t Leave for the Morning What Can Be Done In Advance

This is perhaps the most important tip, especially if you have an early wedding. Two days before D-day, you can get a wax job to allow the redness to subside. Then get a spray tan (after the wax!) after your final exfoliation (you should have been following a beauty regimen already).

Gel nails can be done as early as three days prior, so they’re in place for the rehearsal dinner and honeymoon. For regular polish, do it the night before the wedding and make sure to put an extending topcoat to prevent chipping. Apply at-home gloss for extra sheen and have your eyelashes applied if you didn’t have a natural extension treatment.

 

2. Rest and Eat Well

Sleep on your back with your head and chest slightly elevated to keep the drainage flowing. Take a soothing bath with aromatic candles or essential oils, and have an early night. The bath can help you relax from all the excitement and put you in a sleeping frame. The alone-time doesn’t hurt amid all the buzz either.

If you do meditation or yoga, devote a half-hour in the morning to calm yourself before the preparations. Going in calm, rested, and relaxed will help everything to run faster. Have a layered breakfast that’s filling and minimize the drinking, because of pee breaks.

 

3. Plan Your Get-Ready Space

If you can, forego the parent’s home, because the house will be so full you won’t have much room for yourself. Instead, get a bridal suite or several adjoining hotel rooms, where you and your girls will have ample space to prepare. The last thing you want is to be fighting for the only bathroom with fifteen other people. 

Additionally, a hotel allows you to give ample space for the hair and makeup technicians to set up their tools. If you have multiple stylists, this works great. Just be sure to carry all the tools and accessories you need and ensure the hotel knows your schedule beforehand. Alternatively, you and the girls can rush to a salon for your beautification before coming home to get dressed. 

As you choose the space, ensure it has plenty of natural light, so that the getting-ready shots will be stunning. Assign all the maids time slots for hair and makeup the night before. If you have more girls, get more stylists. 

 

4. Lay Out the Clothes and Accessories before Sleeping

 

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You’ll want everyone’s dresses to hang up in an airy place to allow them to breathe, especially the gown. Lay out your shoes, veil, earrings, necklace, bracelet, and underwear, as well as any lotions or oils you’ll apply. When you get up, all you need is to take a shower and start getting ready.  

Laying out is essential, especially if you’re not at home so that you’re sure you have everything you need. Additionally, once the photographer comes, he/she can quickly get through the detail shots and focus on you and your girls. Lay out the place cards, invitations, rings, bouquet along with your other things. Again, find the spots with the most natural light

 

5. Consider Your Timelines

Timelines are especially crucial if you don’t have a wedding planner to ensure everything is running on time.

You can designate someone to help you keep things moving, such as a close friend or relative who’s not in the party. If it’s shopping, you can save time by getting all your the necessary stuff from one place, such as  Azazie.

Typically, hair and makeup will take 30-45 minutes per activity and 60-90 minutes for the bride. A practice run with the stylists can help you figure out how best to use the tie slots. 

The bridesmaids should do much of their hair preps the day before the wedding, leaving only touch-ups for the morning. And don’t forget to plan for the mother of the bride too! 

 

Conclusion

Once you have everything in place, focus on making sure everyone in the party has everything they need. Create a playlist that will clam or relax you or help you have fun with your bridal prep routine. If you start running behind, a wedding coordinator can help you find ways to speed things along. These are the ways to speed up the wedding prep process. 

 

 

 

 

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The New Generation of Scooters

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Scooters have become very popular both in the kiddy world as well as the adult. You can even argue that they are now more popular than bikes! Almost every child wants a scooter if they don’t have one. The kids that do have scooters are asking for an upgrade. You just need to go for a walk around to see how popular scooters they are. Many kids even ride their scooters on school runs instead of walking. It is now a cool way to get the kids out and about, which is why they are a hit with kids.

My kids love riding their scooters. They have been busy riding their scooters in the neighbourhood this summer holidays, and they are now professionals on them. I enjoy watching them ride back and forth while I catch my breath on a bench in our local park. It’s a great way to get them moving in the outdoors.

 

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Adults have also tapped into the scooter world. I now see many people riding their scooters and I think it is a fantastic way of getting around. They are cheap to run and fun to ride about especially in the warm summer days. Direct Bikes is the UK’s leading scooter brand and just one look at their website tells me why. They stock amazing scooters with various features and designs. There are so many options to choose from, there is definitely a scooter for everyone on there.

Here are three cool scooters I found on the Direct Bikes website.

 

 

Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter UK Edition 

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This Xiaomi M365 Electric Scooter can go up to 15mph and travel up to 18 miles on a single charge. I love the fact that it is super lightweight and strong and durable. The unique folding design makes it so portable which is great for storing when not in use. I love all the features of this scooter.

 

Segway Ninebot ES2 Scooter

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This Segway Ninebot ES2 Scooter is another great scooter by Direct Bikes. I love how portable it is. If you are after a scooter that can go up to 15mph and travel up to 18 miles on a single charge, this is the scooter for you. It is stable, convenient and so easy to use. 

 

Go Electric Scooter

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I love the design of this Go Electric Scooter. It’s features are so amazing. The Scooter works through a simple twist-and-go handle bar accelerator. This allows the it to reach around 27mph, with the removable battery giving a range of around 37 miles on a single charge. It is definitely one to take a look at if you are thinking of buying an electric scooter. 

 

With the prices of electric scooters and the fact that they are used on public roads, you should get them insured with a reputable scooter insurance company. Insurance is for your own protection as well as others so this is a must have if you intend to ride on public roads.

 

Do you ride scooters? What do you think of them? I would love to hear from you so do drop me a comment in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why many blogs will fail in 2019

Blogging is very popular right now. Everyone I meet now knows what a blog is unlike when I started blogging in 2012. Many people had no clue what blogging was about then. There are now more blogs that ever before, which is a good thing. I like that blogging is now really popular now. It means there are a lot more blogs to read and people kind of know what you mean when you tell you blog for a living. However, because it has become so popular, there are now all kinds of blogs on the big wide web. And some of these blogs will fail in 2019.

 

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Why many blogs will fail in 2019

Now blogging is a personal journey for every blogger. We all can’t and shouldn’t blog the same way. Variety is the spice of life which is why I like to do me on here. I am unable to cope being someone else so you will always only read blog posts I want to publish and nothing else. As personal as journey is, there are still some truths that apply to every blog and blogger regardless of your niche or where you based. Which is why you are reading this post.

Here are some of the reasons why I believe many blogs will fail in 2019.

 

The Lazy Bloggers

Blogging is a lot of work. It takes a lot of time and effort to grow your blog to the point where you start getting a decent amount of traffic (10,000+). This doesn’t happen overnight and it takes a lot to get your blog to the point where you can start attracting brands to spend money advertising their products and services on your blog. Many of the blogs (especially the new ones) underestimate the amount of hard work required and are shocked to see they are not an overnight success when they start blogging. If they could see the amount of work needed to have a successful blog, they may have decided to pursue something else.

Having a successful blog means you are putting in all the hours you can manage into growing your little corner on the internet. Bloggers that can’t put in the work will fail in 2019 because there are just too many options.

 

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The Outright Copycats

I have had my fair share of dealing with copycats but I still find every encounter annoying. I had to deal with yet another blog thief some days ago and it was really frustrating. The blogger copied an entire blog post twice on his blog and refused to take it down. I had to get the host involved and his blog was eventually shut down. I know it is just a matter of time before I come across another blog thief.

If you have to browse the web in search of blog posts to copy, you will fail in 2019. It is best you find a copywriter to write articles for your blog if you desperately want to have one but can’t write.

 

Blogging Like Everyone Else

You have to stand out from the saturated world of blogging to make it. There is no need trying to be like another blogger. Regardless of how you think you life is, you always have something to bring to the table. It could be your unique writing voice, photography, amazing makeup or hair advice, fashion and style tips, money saving information, parenting advice, you name it, I bet someone would like to hear what you think. You trying to blog like the “popular blogs” you read would do your own blog no favours. There can only be one you, that is your selling point, so use it.

Blogs that copy other blogs in a subtle way will fail in 2019.

 

Not Promoting

You should be your biggest cheerleader, regardless of the sort of blog you have. I see many bloggers writing and writing post after post but not promoting. You need to drive as much traffic as you can to your blog. The easiest way to do this is by making sure each post is SEO worthy. That way  it appears on search engines easily. Another way is by promoting on social media platforms to drive more eyeballs to your blog. For me, I get my traffic from search engines than social media, so I guess my SEO game is tight, but I also promote as much as I can on social media platforms to get more eyeballs. There is never anything like too much traffic.

Blogs that don’t their blog posts will fail in 2019.

 

These are just some of the type of blogs that I believe will fail in 2019. There is no room for mediocre in the saturated world of blogging. If you want to stand out for the right reasons, you have to put in the world, bring your originality to your blog and focus of creating unique content that would inform, educate or entertain your readers.

 

 

 

 

 

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