Close your eyes and imagine yourself walking gracefully down the aisle on your wedding day. The anticipation up to this moment has been almost unbearable, but luckily everything has gone wonderfully smooth as you lock eyes with your husband for the first time under the altar. You anxiously take his hand in front of all your smiling guests and the Officiant begins a beautiful speech. But as he asks the best man to reveal the beautiful ring to your groom… you find to your utter horror that he LOST IT!
To lessen the absolute agony of such a terrible event (which thankfully is rare) Fireman’s Fund (www.firemansfund.com) can help. Providing insurance coverage for any of your private events, including weddings, you can now plan for the unexpected. Their policies can be fitted to safeguard any specific needs and worries you’ll have for your special day including, for instance, coverage for inclement weather for outdoor ceremonies and or critical damage sustained to essential elements of the wedding itself. (Lost Ring!)
Fortunately, Bartlett Hills Country Club rarely deals with such calamities and we take pride in our ability to provide you with the most beautiful, stress-free wedding for you and all your guests. And although our gorgeous veranda consistently hosts outdoor ceremonies, we do have indoor options that are easily accessible and equally beautiful in the case of rain.
For more information at Firemans Fund: https://www.firemansfund.com/home/policyholders/personal_solutions/special_events/index.html
Let’s face it wedding planning can almost be a full-time job and can certainly cause some serious stress. Women naturally tend to take all the planning under their wings as you would expect with the groom basically seeming like he barely even cares (whatever you want honey). I’m sure he does care and is willing to take on any task you may deal him very sincerely, but he’s not going to lose any sleep over it.
So when planning seems to be so overwhelming and you’re pulling your hair out because you’re at your wit’s end, then it’s time to do some serious de-stressing. Listed are 5 great ways to do just that:
Have a good long hard cry or laugh fest. Both have been scientifically proven to help calm stress levels. A good cry just relieves so much built up tension and laughing up a storm will do the same. So grab a girlfriend and rent or stream a good tear-jerker. Some of my favorites include:
Children of Men
Terms of Endearment
Bambi (of course)
A good tear-jerker book can have the same effect and I suggest any of the many books from the Chicken Soup collection for a light read and almost instantaneous tears guaranteed.
And for some knee slapping guffaws try any of these:
The Hangover or
Plan a spa day for just yourself. There is nothing better than being pampered for the day. Just imagine being surrounded in warm towels and having all your tension spots being massaged away, soothing music and fragrance all around will do wonders for you. Look for coupons online to make a very worthwhile expense a little more budget friendly.
Get active and move! It’s a fact exercise increases endorphins and that’s a good thing. They say it is even better than morphine itself. Exercise will help keep you fit and tone so you don’t have to worry and fret about fitting into your dress. Yea!
Take a mini vacation with your spouse-to-be (work on the relationship not the wedding) or a sibling, or a friend, or just get away by yourself. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or expensive. Heck just spending a night or two away at a local hotel will do the trick. The secret is to not think about or talk about “the wedding”. Let it go for a couple of days and find out how rejuvenating that will be for you. Ahhhhh. Everything will be in such a nicer perspective when you get back to it.
Or, just take a nice leisurely hot bubble bath. Yes, another ahhhh. Imagine lavender-scented bubbles, candle light, chamomile tea, some mellow music in the background, maybe a good book. Now you’re talking. At my home, that would include 2 cats and a dog staring at me wondering what I might be doing in that there tub (they can keep the towel warmed). Ha.
We all have our relax mode and timing for when we desire this inner peace. If you find yourself constantly stressed out at certain times it’s so important that you step back and recharge the soul for new upcoming tasks. Breathe-just breathe deep.
If you plan on changing your name to your husbands’ you will have a ton of paperwork upon returning from your honeymoon. From credit & debit cards and passports to your driver’s license and social security, HitchSwitch (www.hitchswitch.com) takes a lot of the headache and more importantly the hassle out of the process.
For a budget friendly starting fee of $25 the company will send you all the forms you need to sign and mail so you don’t have to research and hunt them down yourself. The good news is it’s a one-time only fee.
And just a friendly reminder (because this happened to me) you can’t change your name until after you’re legally married, so make sure to put your maiden name on your honeymoon flight reservations! It will be impossible to board if your ID’s don’t match up to the name on your tickets.
Life is full of special occasions and celebrations and Bartlett Hills is there to cement all those special events into lasting memories. One of the most festive events we can help make perfect are birthday parties! No matter the age, Bartlett Hills offers the perfect setting for celebrating a loved one’s special day.
From elegant adult cocktail parties to colorful children’s celebrations, you can customize the birthday party to fit your imagination! The more creative event the better! Bartlett Hills completely encourages outside props and decorations and we hope you can take full advantage of our facility to make your perfect themed event. We offer customizable food packages to help compliment the celebration and you will have access to all banquet accessories including tables, chairs, linens, dance floor, helpful staff and much more.
We have seen some wonderful birthday parties throughout the years and some of the best ones are those that are themed! Please take a look at some of the incredible birthday party pictures that were taken throughout the past year.
Wedding Card from the White House
Did you know that you can request a wedding card (significant birthday’s too) from the President at the White House Greetings Office. The couple must be a U.S. citizens. And you should make your request AFTER the wedding.
You can fill out a form online, fax your request, or mail your request to them directly. For more information and online application, go to the White House Greeting Office website.
You can also fax them at 202-395-1232 or mail your request directly to:
The White House
Attn: Greetings Office
Washington, D.C. 20502-0039
If you are faxing or sending a request by regular mail, be sure to include the following information:
- Name of honoree(s)
- Address of honoree(s)
- Form of address (Mr., Mrs., Ms., Miss)
- Date (month, day, year) of birthday/wedding date
- Requestor’s name and daytime phone number
Wow, these are gorgeous roses and would go with so many themes,
especially a rainbow wedding.