Monthly Archives: April 2013

Tips for being the World’s Best Bridesmaid

Photo by Natalie Moser Photography

Being asked to be a bridesmaid in a wedding is an honor, but it can also be rather expensive.  Everything from the bridesmaid dress to planning the bridal shower requires time, attention to detail & careful spending, and as the big day approaches you are expected to help out with the wedding as well.  All in all the experience may start to feel pretty overwhelming.

Lexi Petronis reports on how to be the world’s best bridesmaid (and not end up broke or hating the bride) for Glamour Weddings.  This comprehensive guide includes tips & testimonials from women who are all too familiar with the responsibilities that come with the title. 

~ Wedding Hairstyles ~

Photo by First Comes Love Photo via Style Me Pretty

On the day you get married you want your hair to look as lovely as can be.  Of course, this desire carries through to every day of the year, but on your wedding day you deserve to have truly gorgeous hair.

Emily Hebert reports for Elle on the best hairstyles for weddings, with insights from celebrity stylists on how to tease your tresses with textural elegance & soft, stylish results.

This inspiring guide shows examples of refined, modern romance and revamped classics that will compliment a variety of accessories, neck lines and hair types.

Wedding Etiquette Know-How

Photo by Luna Bazaar

If you are engaged and planning your wedding, nine times out of ten you will find yourself rather confused about all of the wedding etiquette involved.
With everything else you have to worry about, details like how long you have to send out thank you notes following the Wedding can feel trivial until everything starts to fall into place.  For example, on which lapel should the Groom and Groomsmen wear their boutonniers?  What does this even mean?
 Lucky for us, The Huffington Post clues us in on the wedding know-how we are wondering about.

How to Write Wedding Vows

One of the most challenging tasks for all you brides & grooms-to-be out there is the process of writing  your own wedding vows…

Photo by Luna Bazaar

Deciding how to share & express the love you feel for your life partner is an incredibly daunting task fraught with self-doubt, obsession & frustration.  We want to be charming, entertaining, serious, romantic and original; not to mention comfortable about memorizing and reciting our vows in front of our families & friends.
Professional writer Jen Girdish of A Practical Wedding gives us a comprehensive report on her personal experience, including helpful tips & guidelines for writing your own. Read the entire article, How To: Write Wedding Vows.

And if you start to think, what if my vows aren’t good enough? I give you permission to slap yourself.”- Jen Girdish

Decorate & Celebrate Spring 2013!

Photo by Gia Canali Photography

Following the 2013 Vernal Equinox, our yearning for Spring begins to
find relief.  Here at Luna Bazaar we are buzzing with excitement in
preparation for the beauty and joy that comes with Spring as our
customers plan all varieties of Celebrations including Birthdays,
Weddings, Baby Showers, Spring Break Parties & Cultural Holidays.  Here are some lovely Spring inspirations to rev up the Season~
Pictured left we see a fantastic and affordable wedding idea via Brides blog author Denise Penny Shepard.  By attaching escort cards to our Clear Glass Bottles & filling the vases with lovely dahlias, daisies & craspedias, this
bride created a three-in-one interactive wedding feature.  The vases
not only escorted guests to their tables, but upon arrival acted as
lovely decor & an exquisite wedding favor as well. 

Photo by Heavenly Blooms.

Pictured right are photos I pulled from a Heavenly Blooms feature: Whimsical & Vintage Chic Teddy Bear & Daisy Theme First Birthday Party.  Using this party idea wing template provided via the Martha Stewart website, you can adorn decorations such as paper lanterns and drink straws with brightly colored paper butterflies.  This look is a sweet way to sprinkle a little spring into any room or occasion.

One of the most effective ways to enjoy the
thaw (not to mention motivate for the Spring Cleaning) is to redecorate
your homes, studios and offices to reflect the growth & renewal of
this delightful time of year.  Some wonderful and affordable ways to
refresh your home without breaking the bank include introducing bud vases (one bouquet will accommodate a dozen pieces of glass), hanging Paper Lanterns, Pom-Poms and Garlands, or strategically placing Paper Parasols (which can later be used as sun protection during picnics, outdoor events & walks).

See This Seasons Must Have Colors on Luna Bazaar.  Photo by Maia Bissette & Luna Bazaar.

Let us rejoice the return of the sun!  May your Spring be filled with nectarous new beginnings!