It’s the start of the New Year! Bridal Show season is upon us, which means lots of wedding planning begins including looking for a wedding dress. We understand that shopping for the perfect wedding dress can be overwhelming and frustrating at times. Here are 6 tips that will help you help you with your wedding dress shopping experience.
1. Be honest about the dress
Be honest with your wedding dress consultant about the dresses you try on. When trying on dresses ask yourself: “Do I feel beautiful, confident, and comfortable in the dress? Can I sit down without feeling self-conscience? Can I move it in without feeling trapped? Is this a dress I can wear all day?” If you cannot answer these questions, it may not be the right dress , no matter how beautiful it is.
2. Strike a balance when trying on dresses
Dresses always look good on a hanger (they can look awful too). Avoid making a quick judgment. You must try the dress on to see it if fits your silhouette. This means that you may need to try on several dresses but not too many. Trying on too many dresses can lead to frustration, confusion, and disappointment. To make it easier, look at bridal magazines or Pinterest to get an idea of the perfect wedding dress for you. This will help you try on the right amount of dresses without feeling overwhelmed. If you don’t find the dress you want and begin getting frustrated, take a break and try again another day. Also, work with your dress consultant as they can assist you with finding the perfect dress for you.
3. Don’t order a smaller dress size
You may be alarmed at the size wedding dress you order. It turns out that bridal gowns can run two or three sizes larger than what you would normally wear. We all have hopes to be a small size on our wedding day. So once you locate the perfect wedding dress, order that in the size you are that day. The great news is that when you lose weight, the bridal dress shop can always adjust it to your reduced size. Focus more on the look and how amazing you feel in the dress than the size. You will be happier on your wedding day as a result.
4. Begin dress shopping at least 6 months before the wedding
You should begin shopping for a dress 6 to 7 months before your wedding. Picking your wedding dress within 4 months of the wedding date is considered to be a rush. A rush order will incur extra costs. If you are under 2 months away, you may have to take whatever is on the rack. This could be frustrating as it may not end up being the dress of your dreams.
5. Shop for your gown with the right under garments
When gown shopping you will spend a lot of time in your underwear. So wear something pretty, which must include a well-fitted bra. Before gown shopping, get fitted for the perfect bra. There is power in having well-fitted undergarments under your wedding dress. Also consider wearing spandex. This will make it easier to slip in and out of all the wedding dresses you will try on that day.
6. Make an appointment
Make your appointment with the bridal shop to try on wedding dresses. This will allow your wedding gown shopping day is as smooth as possible. When you make an appointment it secures your spot. It is also recommended that you make the appointment for as early as possible. The store will be less crowded and you can get more attention from your consultant as a result.
The entire process of planning a wedding from beginning to end can be exciting or stressful. Your dress shopping will be better if you remember to be honest with yourself. Don't forget to shop early enough and follow the other tips listed above. These tips will assist you with having an enjoyable wedding dress shopping experience. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Brides World in Sandusky, Ohio at (419) 626-8539.
If you are like most travelers, you consider waiting in airport security lines a waste of time. And when you struggle to be on time for appointments consistently, a long line can be the difference between making that business deal, sitting on the beach with a beverage, or visiting friends and family, at least without coughing up more money for a new ticket. And if you do make it barely on time by running at breakneck speeds to your gate only to find there is no room for your carry on suitcase and you end up having to check it instead.
For people like that, or people that want the convenience of a quicker check-in, the US government has provided 2 similar ways of speeding up the process, with a minimal cost. The first, TSA Precheck, allows travelers to go through security lines designated “TSA precheck” at US airports.
One of the best benefits is that you don’t have to take off your shoes, belt, and even keep your light jacket on! Your laptops or 3-1-1 liquids can stay in your personal or carry-on bag, making the security screening smoother and faster.
Some smaller airports however are not TSA pre-check capable (yet).
TSA Pre-check costs $85 and lasts five years. It is quick and simple online application done on the TSA website, and an appointment is scheduled at an enrollment center near you. The appointment doesn't usually take long, usually about 15 minutes, however a background check and fingerprinting are done at that time, along with a few questions. (Nothing invasive, just general questions).
Global Entry works for both domestic and international flights.
The second option is Global Entry, a program that is administered by US Customs and Border Protection. With it, a screening is done that designates the individual as a "low risk, pre-approved” traveler when returning to the US after traveling internationally.
When returning from an international trip to a major US airport, all you do is check in at a designated Global Entry kiosk, put your passport and hand on the scanner, with no need to fill out paperwork, it prints a slip which you take to the customs agent ahead of the rest of the travelers in line. No muss, no fuss.
An additional benefit of Global Entry is that by being approved for Global Entry, you also receive TSA Precheck.
As of this writing, Global Entry costs $100, only $15 more than Precheck. Just like TSA Precheck, it lasts five years, and you will need to submit an online application and set up an appointment. The Global Entry appointment is through a US Customs and Border Protection office easily found by doing a google search for your area. The appointment also lasts approximately 15 minutes with an interview and fingerprinting.
Making an appointment for the interview can sometimes take days or even weeks, so if you are planning on doing it, don’t wait, start the process as soon as you can so you will have it for your next air travel whether it’s in the states or abroad.
So, which one is best for you?
In a nutshell, TSA Precheck is only for domestic air travel and Global Entry is for both domestic and international. If your home airport does not have Global Entry kiosks then Precheck will probably be all that you need. However, a call to the airport to see if they plan on installing them in the future may be good as Global Entry does have the added benefits of the return flights from abroad. Both programs expedite your security screenings at domestic airports on the departing flights. Only Global Entry expedites your entry back into the US after international flights.
For only $15 more, you get both TSA Pre-check and Global Entry. If you plan on traveling out of the country anytime within the five-year period, and your home airport supports it, it's probably worth having Global Entry to shorten your wait time.
To learn click here for the US State Department website.
The Celebrity Edge, is a ship designed for a cruising experience unlike any before. How was ship named? It was simple, as the designers of the ship envisioned each part, they saw the design features were on the leading edge of possibility with each element they crafted. And so “Edge” became the name. This also starts a new class of ships, “Edge Class”, with new ships already in the designing phase.
If you’re like many cruisers that aren’t fans of having to wait on a cramped deck to board your tender to shore when your cruise ship is stopping in port, then you’ll love the Magic Carpet, a cantilevered platform that moves up and down the exterior of the ship depending on the need of the moment. It will never move while guests are on it for safety reasons, but its function changes depending on what deck it is positioned. When on Deck 2, The Magic Carpet is a relaxing waiting area for passengers to sit and chat until their tender boat comes to pick them up. The Edge tenders, known as Edge Launches are enclosed air-conditioned boats with large windows and bucket seats to travel to the port in style.
When The Magic Carpet is on Deck 16, it serves as a specialty restaurant in the evenings named Dinner on the Edge. Thanks to its position on the outside of the ship, you’ll literally be dining over the open water. The views from your table will be outstanding.
As The Magic Carpet moves to other decks throughout the day, it becomes an extension of the pool area on Deck 14 at times with lounge space, an active bar and live music. Then later becomes an al fresco extension of different specialty restaurant on Deck 5 aptly named Edge's Raw on Five seafood eatery.
No matter what deck you step onto the Magic Carpet from, one thing’s for certain: you won’t want to miss the chance to see the world from its vantage point.
One of the best parts about a cruise vacation is being able to view the scenery as you sail along the open ocean and seas passing gorgeous coastal towns and stopping at the scheduled ports of call as the beautiful landscapes come into view. Now, Celebrity Cruises, with the debut of Celebrity Edge, brings the outside in for your cruise more than ever before with The Edge Stateroom with Infinite Veranda. This newly designed stateroom features remotely controlled doors that open completely to let you bring the sea air right into your stateroom, so you can easily step up to the railing and see the sights that each day brings you.
What does this mean for your experience? A cruise ship that puts a focus on contemporary design with artistic flair and without sacrificing comfort. You’ll find bright, airy settings along with the modern luxury details discerning travelers from around the world have come to expect from Celebrity Cruises.
Celebrity Edge’s first sailing departed December 16, 2018, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which will also serve as Celebrity Edge’s homeport. Celebrity Edge will offer two different itineraries from Fort Lauderdale. The options will be an Eastern Caribbean Cruise that visits San Juan, Puerto Rico; Tortola, The British Virgin Islands; and Philipsburg, St. Maarten. The other itinerary option sails around the Western Caribbean and stops in Key West, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; and George Town, Grand Cayman.
See more by watching our YouTube Video about this cutting edge Cruise Ship!
Contact AJ! Clonts if you would like to learn more about how to book your next cruise aboard this ship. You can reach him at 844-748-9474 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The holidays are here! Are you are thinking about surprising your family with a great vacation in 2019? Or you are engaged? Or soon to be engaged? Do you need to plan that great honeymoon or destination wedding. Well the idea is a lot of fun, but the research can be brutal. It can take 5 to 40 hours to research before you determine if you’ve found the PERFECT vacation. Here are some tips to help you with the overwhelming and daunting task
It is important to determine your budget first. Then figure out how much vacation you will get, based on your wants and needs. You may find you need to increase your budget to something more reasonable. A budget needs to be one of the first things you develop to stay within your financial boundaries.
When and Where
This part is easy if you already have a destination in mind. To assist with deciding on a destination, write all your preferences. Next, decide what time of year you want to go on vacation along with the length of stay. You should also think about the climate and activities are you looking to do.
Brainstorm an activity wish list with your family, group, or significant other. This does not mean that everyone gets what they want but it will help to set expectations. Not everyone enjoys the same activities so this will help you to balance everyone’s desires. For example, an all-inclusive resort could be a great fit. This is where your travel partners have many of different activities.
Come up with several itinerary options to compare. As You Wish Luxury Travel presents three itineraries for our clients to review. Using a travel adviser is helpful. Travel advisers can reduce the stress of planning your vacation. because they do all the legwork for you.
International Travel Tips
Traveling internationally? Then make sure to determine if there are vaccines or visa requirements for that country. Use this time to take a look at your passport and make sure it is not going to expire soon. You could be denied boarding your flight if you have less than 6 month remaining on your passport. So make sure you will have 6 months or more left on the passport from the date of return from traveling.
Call your credit card company and inform them of when you are traveling. This will avoid having your credit card blocked and your transaction flagged as fraudulent. Also, check on ATMs and fees. Is there an extra fee for using your credit card internationally? Determine how much cash to carry. Also, figure out the methods you will use to pay for different parts of your trip.
Don't food yourself. You need travel insurance. It covers so much than medical emergencies. It can cover a stolen camera, a cancelled flight, medical issues and so much more. Remember most health care plans do not cover you overseas.
There are so many steps involved in planning a great vacation. Planning a vacation can be overwhelming. So turn to a professional – most of the time it may not cost you anything extra to use an experienced travel advisor. As You Wish Luxury Travel offers personalized service. We assist with finding you the right trip for the best value. A good travel agent can reduce the stress when planning a vacation. Contact AJ! at 1-844-748-9474 or by email at email@example.com.
All Inclusive resorts are very popular. In fact, we are witnessing the increase of constructing all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean. We are wondering where all the people are coming from? This must be a sign of just how popular all-inclusive resorts have become. According to Frommers, the top two reasons that all-inclusive resorts are popular is time and value. Did you know that six out of ten people explore the all-inclusive resort option when researching their vacation options? This is the reason why As You Wish Luxury travel specializes in all-inclusive resort. Here are some reasons to consider if all-inclusive resort just might be a good fit for you.
One the great things about choosing an all-inclusive resort is that these expenses are already included, making it easier to know the real cost of your vacation. A really important part of enjoying your vacation is not worrying about the expenses involved with meals and drink. All-inclusive properties can offer the peace of mind in knowing you’ve already paid for a majority of the vacation. This allows you to truly relax and enjoy your trip with loved ones or your family.
Many luxury resorts take great pride in their restaurants and the variety of their cuisine. There are all-inclusive resorts with Michelin starred restaurants and world-famous chefs. If you are a foodie and have a particular niche you love then explore the culinary package add-ons at a resort, many times these experiences are included in the cost such as Karisma Resort El Dorado Royale. Frequently for a fixed additional fee, you can add specialty experiences to your stay. For example, Karisma's El Dorado Royale resort in the Riviera Maya, Mexico, also offers a week long wine experience, which includes tastings, cooking courses, pairings and a special dinner at a small additional cost.
All-inclusive resorts are the perfect trip that appeals to all sorts of types of vacation in one spot. You have an opportunity to do as many or as few activities as you’d like. Most all-inclusive resorts offer non-motorized sports, tennis and even golf at no additional cost. Sunscape Curaçao Resort not only offers the traditional free watersports but also offers a climbing wall, dance lessons and sumo wrestling. The key is to pick the all-inclusive that works best for you and your family.
You want your vacation to be everything you dreamed it would be. There are all-inclusive resorts to suit your vacation wish list. To make sure you get the most out of your vacation talk with your travel consultant. They can help you avoid confusion about what is included and also recommend the best resort to suit your needs.
Sharon Pearson & AJ! Clonts
Sharon Pearson and AJ! Clonts, are Travel Information Consultants and co-owners of As You Wish Travel Agency. This husband and wife team love to travel and have been working in the travel industry for 4 years. AJ! & Sharon do not charge fees for their services. They focus on premium brands that provide luxury travel Worldwide; including River & Ocean Cruises, Hawaii, and all-inclusive resorts around the world with a specialty in the Caribbean and Mexico.