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The what’s what of pre-wedding pampering & procedures

pamperingWhen it comes to the bridal industry, we’ve all heard people say “it’s all about the dress.” However, as many past and future brides can tell you, a dress can only go so far when it comes to feeling that you look your absolute best on a day that will be captured in a lifetime’s worth of photos.

For many brides and grooms, the first step is to get in great shape for the wedding and the following honeymoon. Many personal trainers even offer bridal packages or couple packages in the months leading up to their wedding. This can be a great time to take initiative. Everyone promises themselves “this will be the New Year’s resolution that sticks!” But as time and life goes on, they often get left in the dust of January. An upcoming wedding date can be a great hard deadline to finally meet your fitness goals!

Many brides – and grooms – frequent spas to pamper themselves during a time that can often feel like an absolutely whirlwind. From the always-popular massages to more intensive treatments, spas offer an incredibly wide rang of options to luxuriously treat yourself to fixing any “trouble spots” that many have always wanted to treat.

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Find the perfect venue for your big day

bridalcoverThe bride enters the room and walks down a long petal-speckled aisle. Waiting at the end is her husband-to-be. Everything is perfect in that moment.

But what will that moment look like? And where will it take place?

In the South, weddings are reunions. They are a weekend-long affair where friends and family on both sides spend the weekend dining, dancing and sharing memories. They often feel more like a mini-vacation than a one-day event.

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What’s Popular in wedding trends

themedweddingOne of the most exciting wedding trends in recent years that is currently going stronger than ever is the push to step away from tradition and look toward creativity. Couples want to incorporate elements of their personalities into every aspect of their big day. Here are some ways brides and grooms are breaking the mold.

Themed Weddings

Many couples are choosing to have a theme that touches on different aspects of their wedding. One popular trend is a roaring ‘20s- and Great Gatsby-theme affair. Lavish gold accents, ‘20s-style invitations and even music of the era can all be tied together. Bohemian glamour is another popular theme for 2014 weddings and can be a simple one to incorporate by using floral garland, wooded elements and relaxed, flowing dresses for the bridesmaids.

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Bridal Show Winners

Terri-Cox-and-Matt-CramerTerri Cox and Matt Cramer received the most votes in our “favorite couple” contest from the 2014 Hilton Head Bridal Show. The contest featured 45 couples that attended the bridal show on Feb. 9 at the Westin Resort & Spa. The couples were posted on the Monthly Facebook account and “Likes” were counted as votes. Cox and Cramer received the most votes to win the contest.

Their Oct. 4, 2014, wedding will be featured in an upcoming issue of Monthly. The couple was engaged on Feb. 3, 2014. Thanks to all that voted!