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Inexpensive Wedding Dress Ideas
Shopping for the perfect wedding dress can be both exciting and stressful. There are so many wonderful designs out there but along with those wonderful designs come expensive price tags. If you are on a limited budget for your wedding, this can be more than just a little stressful. There is hope though, and here are some ideas on how you can get a great looking wedding dress for a fraction of the price that everyone else is paying.
One of the easiest things to do is to check the sale rack for last season’s choices. These are not going to be dresses that are very outdated. Last season’s dresses are still extremely beautiful and they are a lot less than their original price. Some women have been lucky enough to find a perfectly suitable, brand new wedding dress for just over a hundred dollars, all because it was from "last season".
Another way to save money on a wedding dress is to purchase a used one. This is something that a lot of brides don’t think of. Many women hold onto their bridal gowns forever, but this is not always the case. There are weddings that never happened or the divorce that broke it all apart. Either way, there is usually a dress in the midst of all of that which needs to be sold. Since it is technically a used dress, even if just worn for a couple of hours, you will find that women are willing to sell them pretty cheap.
If you like getting a little creative, you could always go for a nice looking prom dress and use it as your wedding dress. Many of the prom dresses out there are so fantastic looking you’d be proud to wear them for your wedding. This is also an excellent option for second weddings as well.
Another way to get an affordable wedding dress on a budget would be to use the services of a seamstress. A seamstress should have no problem pulling together the perfect gown for you. A benefit to going this route is that you are sure to have a gown that is a perfect fit. The gown is sewn to fit instead of altered. If you bought a brand new gown off the rack, you would still have to go to the seamstress to have it altered, so why not just start there and save yourself some time and money?
The beautiful wedding dress your mother wore is another great option for an affordable gown. You can wear it as-is, or with your mother’s permission you can have it altered slightly in order to add a bit of your personality and style to it.
In the end, even if you are on a budget, your hunt for the perfect wedding gown will be one full of dreams and excitement. Selecting just the right gown can be the most memorable experience you have from the entire wedding planning process.
Marriage Is A Management Job
Marriage Counseling is a difficult task. Marriage counseling is an emotional challenge. Marriage counseling is about answering questions. Marriage counseling is about rolling your eyeballs. Think about these statements. While they are all true, the key statement in this group is the one about answering questions.
If partners go to marriage counseling to resolve marital conflict and try to save a troubled marriage, they are going to confront a lot of questions. This is because the counselor often starts with a goal of learning about and understanding what is going on in the marriage.
Marriage Counselors often use individual and partners counseling sessions to learn about both the individual and shared views, partners hold about the union. The agreement or lack of agreement in each partners perceptions, can be a big help in finding common ground or fractures within a marriage.
These questions are not rocket science, but confronting them in a controlled environment with a third party like the counselor, is often the first time many partners have considered the subject or the issues. A board general question like "how would you describe your marriage?" can provide volumes of information to work with right away and to share in future sessions.
"How would you describe your partners role in your marriage?", is a question that can really start the ball rolling in both individual and couples sessions. An answer of "he/she is the decision-maker", is far different from an answer like, "he/she is responsible for MY happiness." However, lack of agreement between partners in either case, calls for serious work on defining roles and responsibilities within the marriage partnership.
If you have been involved in marriage counseling, the counselor may have ask you to write a job description for your "position" in your marriage. This approach can provide an amazing eye opener for both individuals and marriage partners.
The demands of a marriage can be very much like those of a job. Marriages require tons of planning and that is not just about the wedding, but every day. If planning ended with the honeymoon, focus people! Marriages and families demand coordination and scheduling, ask any parent. Marriages call for building agreements and making decisions. Marriages can even involve contracts, much like a business.
Let's take the family holidays example. A marriage can bring together as many as five or six families for children of divorce. It is not just the family created by the marriage that gets all the attention come a major holiday like Thanksgiving or Xmas.
Making a decision about retaining past family traditions and gatherings, provides a test of the marriage partners management skills. The demands for planning and coordination will be right in your face. You could be dealing with the input and demands of parents, siblings, grandparents and even step-parents. Decisions about travel will flow right into planning and coordinating schedules and other logistics.
So, if a marriage counselor asks you to write a job description or to define your roles and responsibilities in you marriage partnership, don’t be afraid to put on you managers hat.