15 Essentials When Going to a Wedding

Lucky me I get to go to a wedding in less then 2 months and I thought this would be a great thing to write about. Lets get started..

  1. The Dress. Obviously you need a nice dress fit for a wedding! Get a dress that fits the surroundings, if you’re going to a beach wedding, get a dress that flows and bright colour; a church wedding, get a nice fancy dress that still looks amazing; a backyard wedding, I would just get a casual dress and do your hair up nicely, you get my point. Don’t be afraid to reuse a dress from a different wedding because I’m sure as hell doing that. I went to a wedding last year and found a dress that costed $300 but I LOVED it, now I’m going to wear it to this years wedding just changing the shoes.
  2. The Shoes. The shoes need to match with your dress or your accessories. The dress I have is kind of hard to change the colour so my shoes will match my dress. If you’re wearing lets say a red dress, you can play it up with some black accessories. When you’re picking out shoes remember a few things; they need to be comfortable, scratch the bottoms so you don’t slide all over the floor, you need to be able to walk in them, and be age appropriate.
  3. The Clutch/Purse. Now for most ladies this is a must, unless you want to be that girl who carries her cellphone in between her breast. I’m not saying you have to go out and buy a Michael Kors clutch, you can go to way cheaper places and find something just as good or better to fit your liking. Make sure your phone, some money and a camera will fix in there because that’s mostly what you will be holding.
  4. Accessories. I know a purse is a part of this topic but I mostly want to talk about jewelry. It’s a wedding, get some nice earrings, a necklace and a bracelet. Have some fun with it but still look classy.
  5. Make Up. Yay the fun part. Nothing more exciting to us ladies then getting all dressed up and having a good night. Well if you’re a girl like me who wears basic make up, (and I mean basic by mascara and eye liner and that’s it) then you will think make up is stressful. Never fear, basic make up is okay as long as it looks nice for a wedding, if not ask a friend to help you out or go to a make up store and they can show you how to do things!
  6. Hair. This for me is the fun part, I love doing my hair to look nice (since we all know I work in a pool and never get a chance to do it). When doing your hair I would suggest testing it out a few times at home before you do it. Practice makes perfect is a true sentence when it comes to doing your hair.
  7. The Invite. This is important to bring since you probably don’t know where the location is and it will have the address on it! Trust me, bring it and just leave it in the car unless you are told to bring it in.
  8. Money. I know it’s a wedding and everything is pretty much paid for but you never know when you’re going to need some money. Always bring some just in case!
  9. Camera/Cell Phone. Pictures, pictures, pictures. There’s nothing more fun then taking pictures with people at a wedding, it’s a memory you want to remember. But what you need to remember is that it’s someones special day and you don’t want to ruin it.
  10. Charger/Batteries. I know you’re thinking what camera takes actual batteries anymore? I’m talking about those old birds who still use the old camera that use batteries, and besides always bring an extra battery for those modern cameras if it runs out. You can charge the other one while you’re still talking pictures.
  11. Flats. This is mostly for the ladies, even if you did get those comfortable shoes your feet can still hurt by the end of the night or maybe you can’t dance in heels? Either way flats is a good way to fix that. You can bring a pair of TOMS or even a drug store has flats that fit in your purse just for that purpose!
  12. Deodorant. There’s nothing worse then dancing the night away and realizing you’re not fresh anymore! Now don’t fear if you have a car you and always go get fresh air and freshen up. If you don’t then well you will need to keep thing in your purse! A small one is all you need, I keep one in my purse anyways.
  13. Water. I’m not saying bring a huge jug of water to the wedding, I’m talking about those cute, small ones just to keep you hydrated throughout the ceremony.
  14. A smile. I know that sounds stupid but remember these photos are going to be someone memories for life. You don’t want to be standing in a photo with no smile because you don’t like smiling. Think of someone else and plus you probably look better smiling with your teeth anyways!
  15. A Drive Home/DD. This is the most important one, I cannot stress this enough. Please do not drink and drive! You have so many options these days that you do not have to nor should you! You can call a cab, call a friend, have a designated driver, plan for someone to pick you up, bus home if you live close!

Tips on New Shoes!

I have this thing with new shoes, I hate the way they feel not formed to your foot and are most likely uncomfortable no matter what you said in the store. I do this for all heels that I get because yea I don’t wear them a lot and I want to be comfortable!

Make sure the shoe actually fits! Don’t get a shoe a size too small because your feet will swell and then you will have bigger problems, not to mention your feet will kill right off the bat – those poor toes! Don’t get the show a size too big just because that’s all they had! They’re a million shoe stores out there, it might take you awhile but you will find them.

When you do get the shoes work them in. What I mean by working them in is wear them around the house all the time, for at least a month. By the time the wedding comes they will feel like running shoes.

Scratch the bottom of the shoes. I do this all the time so I don’t fall on my face when you get to the hall. They have nice flat floors with no grip! Trust me on this one. All you have to do it go on your driveway and drag your feet around.

 

Goodbye 2013, Hello 2014

Yesterday (Dec 30/2013)

This is mostly going to a be a rant about what happened yesterday. My sister wanted me to meet her at the mall so she’d have someone to talk to when she got her nails done and I had to get booze for new years. She told me she was done at 2:15 pm so the closest bus to that was at 1:45 pm so I obviously took it. As I get to the mall my sister tells me that she would be late due to paper work, I said okay it can’t be that long so I was thinking 2:20 pm she would get out. I walked around the mall then around Target. I didn’t eat lunch so I thought I would get a drink and something from Starbucks inside the Target and wait for my sister there. This Starbucks was so damn slow, the girl taking the orders seemed crazy and the guy who was making the drinks was really nice but extremely slow – but to be fair they only had one blender which doesn’t really work with Starbucks. To order and get my drink it took about 20 – 30 mins, I sat down and my sister still wasn’t done so I just ate my food. She finally came down and said I want to get a drink (in my head I was like oh fuck this is going to be a very long mall trip) but it went by fast this time. Finally we left to get my sister’s nails done.

We get to the nail place and everyone is sitting down on their phones or tablets, my sister said she wanted to get her nails done so they told her to sit down where she was and I sat beside her. This woman brought her damn kid to work, let her child run around in the busy mall then was yelling at her kid to stay close. While all this was happening she was suppose to be doing my sister’s nails, the whole time I said this lady needs to do her job and this is stupid, the worst service, they’re so slow, I hope this child get taken and so on. Honestly I know that is so bad to say but that’s the only way people learn is when something bad happens. The nail place which is called Millennium Nail Care, started to get busy so busy that all the girl were working on someones hands or feet. Another lady walks in and says how long and the owner said 10 mins, this man just sat on his ass on his phone and didn’t bother to start this ladies feet. Talk about the worst service ever, then another person comes and he all of the sudden starts that persons nails, I was in shock that he actually did some work. They made my sister sit there for about 30 mins just to dry her hands and then the machine didn’t work when she went to pay, so the girl that did her nails got the owner to fix it and when he did that he noticed that my sister didn’t tip. So this place lets kids run around, they sit on their asses all day, and the owner only works when he wants to and not to mention they were expensive.

After the nail place we left and went to the LCBO, we walked around and decided what we wanted and paid. As we walk to the cashier I noticed a damn 8 year old carrying booze, the cashier told her and the mum said, “Oh I didn’t know that.” The cashier said that she wasn’t suppose to sell it to her but today she would let it go because she didn’t know. I had a gift card for it so I only ended up actually paying $2.00 of my actually money and I got beer for my boyfriend too, I was pretty happy about that. My boyfriend picks us up and we went back home. 

I live in Brampton so I wasn’t really surprised that there were so many people who are terrible parents but seeing them all in one day is very stressful for someone who works with kids. 

New Years 2014

Tonight is New Years Eve, last year I just started talking to my boyfriend and he ended up ditching me the night of so I went out with my best friend. This year he was suppose to go to the Winter Classic but a whole bunch of stuff ended up happening and he didn’t end up going, so I get to see him finally for this year and I get a actual kiss. 

Tonight we are not doing anything special we decided that we were going to stay home, drink and hot tub. Some of his best friends might come over but that all depends on what they are doing. I wouldn’t be surprised if we ended up going to Nashville North, even though I hate that place. 

I will have to let you know how it goes and what we end up doing. 

Happy New Years! Be safe and warm everyone!