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Weight Loss Tips – Wedding Workouts for Brides

So many people viewed my recent post “Weight Loss Tips for Weddings” that I decided to write another focused specifically on the best workout routines to prepare for the big day. I am not planning a wedding, I’m not even engaged, but I often wonder what I’d do if I had a few months to prepare for my wedding. I’m in two weddings this summer so I might employ some of these tips and tricks myself!

You don’t necessarily have to hit the gym to get toned for your wedding dress. There are lots of options for outdoor workouts, workouts for your living room, and routines with or without weights!

Here’s some of the best advice on the web when it comes to Workouts for your Wedding!

Sparkpeople.com – This site has a great, comprehensive list of workout ideas. The best part is, they break it down by dress type – what workout routine to do if you have a strapless dress, a backless dress, etc. I really liked this 20-minute, equipment-free wedding dress workout to tone your arms.

FitnessMagazine.com – What I love about this Bridal Boot Camp workout is that you only need a set of 15-pound dumbbells. It’s a total body routine and they offer a training video so you make sure you’re doing the moves correctly.

WomensHealthMag.com – They offer a great suggestion for a completely outdoor workout on your local running trail. It’s not geared to brides, specifically, but it will certainly do the drink when it comes to calorie-burn. They also suggest a Pilates workout for the pool that is simple, quick and will help keep your muscles long and lean.

Click on a few of these links and see which workout appeals to you! There’s so much out there – the most important thing is that you get moving and make a committment to doing a little something almost every day.

Good luck!

Mother of the Bride: 4 Jewelry Do’s and Don’ts

Audrey Hepburn is the most searched keyword phrase on our blog.  And rightfully so.  A classic icon, Audrey Hepburn was the epitome of fashion from her role as Princess Anne in Roman Holiday to Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady.  Her style was one of elegance and sophistication, even as a terrorized blind woman in Wait Until Dark .  With over 25 movies to her credit, there is no doubt that Audrey achieved a rarefied position as beloved actress and icon of style.

I recently came across a blog titled Audrey Hepburn and immediately a post about Jewelry Do’s and Don’ts for the Mother-of-the-Bride caught my eye.  Being the fashion icon that she was, and still is,  who better to offer Mother’s -of advice on what and what not to wear at the wedding.

Mother of the Bride: 4 Jewelry Do’s and Don’ts

Next to the bride herself, her lucky groom and their wedding party, you will likely get a fair amount of attention your daughter’s ceremony and the reception. Keep in mind too that you will be one of the stars in the wedding album. You want to be remembered by your future grandchildren for your hip fashion sense, not your hip replacement. Take a few tips from us on how to look your best when your little girl says her vows.

1. DO: Wear modern accessories

Fashion-forward jewelry isn’t about abandoning the classics. Current styles – cascade earrings, lariat necklaces and charm bracelets – have all been seen before. The trick to merging with the next generation is choosing pieces that feature colorful, interesting gemstones. Use them to bring out your eyes, pick up on a subtle color in your dress, or tie your ensemble into the wedding’s color theme.

Continue reading HERE for more Do’s and Don’ts of Wedding Jewelry

For more information on Mother-of attire, read Moms Just Wanna Have Fun on TodaysBride.com