The Perfect Wedding Guest

Weddings can be stressful and complicated, but if you are not planning it then you are lucky! Guests are lucky as they have less to invest in terms of time and money. However, there are different types of wedding guests- the uncles, aunties, hoards of cousins, and friends! They are the ones that lead the wedding after the bride and groom. We rely on them for a great time, memorable experiences and unforgettable moments.

 

 

Choosing the perfect look for a wedding can be tricky as you will dress up according to the theme and even if it’s themeless, then it will be according to the bride’s wish! If you are still confused with being at the perfect wedding, here’s a short list of do’s and don’ts for wedding guests:

Do’s

• Do RSVP before the due date. You don’t want to be counted out of the list!
• Buy an early gift. Whether it is from a couple’s registry or more personal, buy it earlier.
• When the date and time are mentioned, it means that the wedding is expected to start at that time specifically. So be on time!
• If the wedding is themed, do pay special attention to the dress code imposed by the couple.
• Stay away from the photographer! Not because he/she is creepy but because the couple would want the focus to be on them. That’s what he/she is getting paid for.
• Congratulate the whole family, even if you don’t know them personally. Do thank them and congratulate them.
• Enjoy yourself! Grooms and brides may get worked up if they notice that guests are not enjoying themselves.
• Sign in the guestbook. Even if you have wished them personally, don’t forget to write in the guestbook!

• Before leaving do take your favor! It’s a sign of gratitude from part of the couple.

 

Don’ts

• No WHITE OR BLACK dresses, gowns or tuxedos. Wearing white is exceptionally for the bride that day! None of the shades of white is allowed.
• Don’t wear pantsuit or too-short or revealing cocktail dresses.
• Don’t overdo your makeup.
• Wearing backless dress with lingerie reveal isn’t suited for weddings. So NO!
• Leave the animals prints where they belong- in fashion shows. Not advised to wear for weddings.
• Don’t bring a date unless it is mentioned that you can!
• Don’t bring large gifts!
• Don’t forget to turn your phone off!
• Even if it’s your close friend’s wedding or your cousin, it certainly doesn’t mean that you have to get wasted! If you know you get drunk quickly, then stay away from alcohol!

 

 

We do hope that this clears out the confusion you had about being a wedding guest!

Vintage Clothing Shopping Guide

Vintage clothing is a term used to describe clothing between 20 and 100 years old representing the era in which it was produced. Donning in a vintage piece is like traveling in the past where the clothes was appreciated and loved! Often referred to as ‘retro clothing’, vintage clothing is now becoming trendy and worn by most millennial.

 

 

Here is a guide to help you understand why vintage clothing shopping is not a piece of cake:

  •  Know what vintage is! Learn the difference between classic, retro, and vintage. Don’t embark on a vintage journey and end up showing retro clothing.
  •  Know your eras well. You don’t want to end up at a party themed the 20s with a clothing from the 50s. Imagine the embarrassment!
  • Don’t go for the size rather go for the undergarments! Wear the right undergarment to complement the clothing as to your body shape.
  • Research on how much vintage costs and plan your budget accordingly.
  • Tailor it! If the clothing isn’t available in your size, then better give it to a tailor!
  • Know your fabric, which one that suits your style and preferences.
  • Say no to plastic. Never store your clothes in plastic. Your garments need to breathe!
  • Know where you can buy good vintage pieces.

 

After all these points, I can assure you that your inner Hepburn and Monroe would be satisfied!

The Psychology Of Makeup

Psychological makeup relates to the function of the brain where the latter reacts to different and appealing forms and faces. The design set for the brain to see how makeup changes the perception rather than believing the facts.

The ancient Egyptians used to create the world’s first cosmetics to hide pores, smooth complexions, and turn the pale green of your eyes to a vivid shade of emerald.

It’s no wonder that makeup has been an integral part of our daily routine for thousands of years. Whether Cleopatra touched up regularly or that Selena Gomez tries on the nude look, we were always fond of and updated about makeup.

 

Wearing makeup can change someone’s perception of you, and it can be long-lasting. Makeup is now unisex as compared to before when men were considered to be rough and vile. Appealing faces and attractive outfits are the two main things that people look for in others.

According to a study, men perceive women who wear makeup to be more prestigious while women perceive other women who wear makeup to be more dominant and promiscuous. No matter the age, culture or sexual orientation, we are wired to seek out appealing faces in a crowd.

Makeup changes a person entirely; from a shy person to a confident one, both women and men have acknowledged that they have gained confidence in themselves after wearing makeup. There are numerous studies going on in order to understand why makeup is important in the visualization and portrayal of women and men in the 21st century.

While we continue to challenge the beauty ideals being shaped by advertising and pop culture, the new generation is being brought up to the idea of innate beauty standards from their tender childhood.