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Modesty as a Marriage Tool

by admin on July 9, 2013 in Attire, Purity, Relationship with 2 Comments

I think it’s beautiful and even a little sultry for my husband to be the only one who gets to know what I look like in something slinky, wild, or sexy. As far as I’m concerned, no one else needs to be thinking about me in that way, so I shouldn’t give them opportunity to.

Even more compelling to me than protecting that spark for my husband (because I think every guy wishes his gal were hot eye candy to some degree. You know, a “That’s right, fellas…I don’t know what she’s doing with me either, but I’ve got a hottie” kind of thing) is protecting the sanctity in the marriages around me.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

How Much Should You Spend on a Wedding Dress?

by admin on May 16, 2013 in Attire, Budget with 3 Comments

How much to spend on your wedding dress is a question that every bride will have to face and, unfortunately, there is no formulaic answer.

You certainly don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on a wedding gown. Trunk shows, off-the-rack gowns, and select dress stores carry unsuspecting lower-priced wedding gowns.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

New Bride Book!

The Purposed Bride is a perfect companion to your favorite practical wedding-planning guide. From managing your wedding-season relationships and planning the event’s particulars to preparing a life with your fiancé, The Purposed Bride offers a Scriptural principle, Bible-based instruction, a practical activity, and a relevant prayer for each wedding topic. With the help of The Purposed Bride, your wedding will be well on its way to being an intentional, fruitful experience of worship designed in God’s image and in your unique personality.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

SimplyBridal

by admin on February 5, 2013 in Attire, Budget, Vendor with No Comments

“SimplyBridal is all about fulfilling dreams and offering the best personal experience to our brides. Home to over 600 wedding dress styles, 180 bridesmaid dress styles, 100 wedding veils and accessories, we pride ourselves in the ability to offer every piece under $600. In addition to shipping to several countries, we offer a 30-day risk free return policy…so shop now at SimplyBridal.com!”

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

The White Wedding

by admin on October 16, 2012 in Attire, Reception Traditions with No Comments

First of all, wearing white makes you feel good because it’s the color of apparel associated with yachting or tropical vacations. It’s beachy, it’s light, it’s serene. And the more formal the white outfit gets, the more reminiscent of a wedding it becomes. This is, in fact, the very reason that guests don’t wear white to a wedding lest they steal attention away from the bride. All that to say, there is little occasion for the majority of people who don’t go yachting or travel to luxurious islands to wear white.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

The Dress

by admin on October 9, 2012 in Attire, Budget with No Comments

Whatever you choose to wear, ask your fiancé if he has any vision for his bride. Ask God if He cares what you wear, and then start shopping! Pray for sales. Pray for discernment. Pray for joy over the one you choose. Once you find the one, stop looking. The grass is always greener, so don’t look at your neighbor’s lawn. Fall in love with your own.

The Sweet Christian Bride
The Sweet Christian Bride

Thought for the Week: 1 Peter 3:4

by admin on March 18, 2012 in Attire, Health, Thought for the Week with No Comments

Lord, You are true beauty. I look at Your creation, and I am mesmerized. I experience Your grace, and I am humbled. I want more of You, Lord. And I pray that You would shape my beauty, that I would have a gentle and quiet spirit that is marked by Your grace, peace, and joy. Because of my faithfulness to You, let my husband always see the beauty in me, even when my outward appearance no longer resembles the girl he fell in love with. Let him always recognize me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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The Sweet Christian Bride

Designer Disaster

by admin on February 9, 2012 in Attire with No Comments

If I could just breath, the tears would stop from welling up.  But I couldn’t.  It was hot in the fitting room, the bodice was cinching my lungs, and my heart was broken. It had been an agonizing decision to choose this dress.  Wedding dresses are memorialized in photos and videos.  They set the tone…continued here

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The Sweet Christian Bride

3R’s for Your Wedding: Recycle

by admin on December 20, 2011 in Attire, Flowers, Invitations, Logistics, Programs with No Comments

Recycling is so cool.  I know it’s one of those “should do’s” that we were ingrained to obey since we were kids, but beyond soda bottles and pickle jars, recycling has so much artistry in it.  Taking one thing, breaking it down, and recreating it to be used again, often in a different function from…continued here

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3R’s for Your Wedding: Reuse

by admin on December 15, 2011 in Attire, Budget, Flowers, Gifts and Favors, Logistics, Rehearsal Dinner, Venue, Vows with 3 Comments

Reusing items in different contexts is one of the most clever and simple ways to demonstrate artistry, not to mention resourcefulness.  Just this past weekend, I complimented my sister on her necklace, and she told me it was actually a headband.  Who knew?  Looked like a necklace to me.  Good for her for finding a…continued here

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