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h ere’s a little food for thought: food for your skin. Those daring enough to luxuriate in a cabernet/merlot rub-down have made nourishing from the outside-in an increasingly popular way to look younger through second-hand boozing. But vinotherapy’s no fly-by-night craze. Polyphenols and reservatol are just a couple of the grape’s tongue-twisting, youth-infusing properties. In layman’s terms, the wine-massage combo’s going to make you look and feel pretty as ever.
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e xperience will teach most brides that nitpicking and sweating small stuff just isn’t worth it. No matter how many minor, barely-there emergencies, the day’s going to breeze on by merrily. Still, despite the number of married friends and wedding ‘zines assuring you all fallbacks are clouded by an unmitigated glee, a bit of pre-planning jitter and negotiation cold-feet is bound to infiltrate. The only foolproof way to ensure lighthearted bridedom is to hire that magical worry-dumping ground we call the stoic and smart wedding planner. those in need of a pi
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b efore rubbing elbows in the realm of the in-laws, polish up your frame of mind with a little positivity. There’s no need to spend your first encounter shakin’ in your boots – think of these two people as a pair of harmless, sweet-loving folks eagerly a-waiting the day they can call you one of their own. Give them the chance to welcome you under their wing and celebrate their son’s newfound happiness in cozy-homey harmony. investigative report First impressions hav
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t hermal baths are all about the royal hydrotherapy treatment. Initially these douse-ful doozies were intended to take place where the water source was uber-potent in health-amplifying properties. Yet today’s thermal baths bubble all over over – think dazzling destination spas or exquisite found-poetry pools in Mother Nature’s garden – whether or not you opt for pre-nup pampering à la rocky mountain hot springs or soho swanky eau-de-oh-yes – thermal baths are bound to deliver molecular soothiness like no other. paging dr. water
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s ometimes, the most overwhelming aspect of planning a wedding is dealing with a groom who is totally, inexplicably underwhelmed. Of course, the last thing you need is for a ‘chicken vs. fish’ discussion to turn into a ‘you vs. him’ argument about who cares more about the wedding. That’s why it’s important to understand the psychology behind his lack of attention to detail. Men and women tackle issues and think through situations differently, and neither can be blamed for their intrinsic method of decision-making. the female perspective - a scrutiny
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a common misconception when it comes to solidifying your wedding vision, is that it automatically gives you the go-ahead for a trip to Splurge Town. Not so fast, all you devil-may-care shop-aholics. Alongside your spouse-to-be, make sure to batten down the hatches of your budget first, so as to avoid the old cold-shoulder later on. Once that’s out of the way, you can get down to the fun stuff, thanks to that clean-as-a-whistle conscience and ample pocket book. budget constituents
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i f your stomach is doing the jitterbug during the last dance with all your single ladies, know that this is as natural as it gets and more than exceedingly common among brides-to-be everywhere. If you’re swatting away doubts like bugs at a picnic, don’t start asking around about return policies just yet. For the sake of your sanity, it’s time to reign in those fears, minimize the extra stresses, and get down to the nitty-gritty of some self-reflexive analytical theory. If it’s meant to be, let it be - you’ll be walkin’ the walk down that aisle faster than you can say “I do.”
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w eddings, and everything that comes with them – the gifts, the shower, the bachelorette party – are all fun-filled, wonderful memories-in-the-making. But when you add up all the good times, (also known as the spa, the supper club, and just enough drinks to keep the bride tipsy all night long) you end up with a pretty hefty bill. As the bride, keep in mind that most women are too shy to confess their financial shortcomings, and that many will be attending multiple weddings in one summer, so try and ease up on your well-meaning girlfriends. A keen organizer will know how to find the perfect balan
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a suppressed bridezilla lurks within every even-tempered broad, somewhere deep beneath the unanswered RSVPs and laid back fiancés, just left of the vendors hanging tough. But that side need never be unleashed if mental and physical health are tamed from the get go. Keeping a sensible stress-care regime on tap, full of body-conscious techniques and healthy escapist alternatives, will provide you with ammunition whenever that old monster starts bubbling up inside. one year - starting off right
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y ou’re each other’s Number One fans, but there’s no denying - when it comes to recognizing the higher aesthete, you rule the roost. Don’t expect him to know a Calla lily from a dandelion, or that red and yellow only go together on hamburgers. This isn’t to say he should be bashfully banished to the Hall-of-Shame, and then drudgingly dragged back out come vow-time – but just that compromise and consideration go hand-in-hand, especially when it comes to incorporating the good ol’ groom into the wedding planning foray. a-tisket, a-task-it
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