You already know what the first day of April means. It’s April Fools’ Day and pranks will be all over the internet and possibly, will be delivered personally by your family and friends. So, take extra caution. Or just be patient, have fun, and go with the flow. 🙂
You probably have seen a lot of April Fools’ Day videos but we will show you three really good ones. From the lost ring, to the fake wedding cake and the groom stopping the wedding ceremony to update his relationship status on Facebook, here’s our contribution to tomorrow’s would-be very fun day. 🙂
Dear Yours Truly Readers,
So, let’s see how well you did with your New Year’s Resolution List (Read my last blog: Love, Life and Leisure – A New Year’s Resolution). It’s the end of first quarter and I suggest that you visit the list of things you said you were or were not going to do for 2015.
I’m not proud to say that Chad’s and my checklist didn’t progress much… urgh!
It sure is a good day after the wedding night. You’re allowed a few weeks to stay in cloud nine. But after the honeymoon, there are wedding-related things that still need to be done.
Here are is a post-wedding checklist.
1. Send “Thank You” cards
Taking a time off their busy schedule to attend your wedding is a big deal. Now that you’re married, you need the support of family and friends all the more. Appreciating them is the first step to keep the ties strong.
From the book, “Five Languages of Love” by Dr. Chapman – we will talk about the Love Language: Physical Touch. For those who are new to Zoe’s Blog – we chatted on other four love languages: (click on the links to be routed to each blog post) Quality of Time, Words of Affirmation, Acts of Service and Gift Giving.
Physical touch is a powerful love language. And, it doesn’t always mean sexual intimacy. It is knowing when yours truly needs physical touch at the right place, at the right time or at the right moment.
As what we’ve talked about from our earlier blogs, explore your partner’s love language. Not all are comfortable with being “touched”. But, you need to learn when yours truly needs it the most. It his highly doubtful that anyone would turn away from a “hug” in time of sorrow or crisis. Physical touch means more than any words can say.
Chad and I traveled for business last week and had productive meetings with associates. As we waited to board the plane, I decided to text him while he was reading the book “Love in the time of Cholera” (the book that he’s been struggling to finish going on 3 months now!).
Here’s our text exchange:
“You’ve made my life as happy as can be. There’s never a moment that I don’t think about you even on my busiest days. I know that no matter what lies ahead in our future most especially during tough times that you and I will survive them all because we have each other. I have never felt so certain in my life until you became an important part of it. I love you more than words can ever express. I love you much deeper than anyone can ever reach.”
This weekend, agree on a book that you both have an interest in reading. Either download or go to a bookstore and buy it.
Why don’t you start then pass it on to yours truly when done. After he’s read the book, talk about when you can hear each other’s thoughts – pick a day, maybe even go to a coffee shop.
It’s interesting to hear each other’s insight on the book that you both read. It may spark ideas or even a healthy debate.
So, the big day is over and the guests have left. All the gifts were also unwrapped. But there’s one more important thing that needs to be done: To properly store your very precious wedding gown.
You might need to rush to where you’re hanging your bridal dress and double check if you did these steps. To be able to share your wedding gown to the generations after you, here are the must-do’s.
1. Fold the gown carefully
Wrap the sleeve under the bodice of the bridal gown, fold that back over the skirt, and then wrap the skirt up and over the top of the bodice. Continue to fold the gown until it will fit into the box. Avoid folding it tightly, however and don’t fold creases.
2. Place acid-free tissue paper in between each folds
This prevents the creasing or the fabric from touching other parts of the dress. Many wedding gowns use special stitching or beads, sequins and pearls and you do not want these items to scratch or snag satin or silk fabrics when folded.
3. Wrap the wedding gown completely with the unbleached muslin.
Is “Acts of Service” your significant other’s Love Language? Of the five love languages, Acts of Service is just one way you can share your love to yours truly. I’m sure many of us appreciate a thoughtful gesture.
This Love Language is important to both my parents. Not from the receiving end; but, on the giving end.
They are both the ultimate givers of services to many people most especially to each other.
Dear Yours Truly Readers,
Last night, I had such a weird dream (as I’m sure most of us have had!). In it, I was 10 years old and it centered on spending time with my cousins in the summer. I heard so much laughter…
I saw my grandmother vividly. She and I were very close. She passed away from complications of a brain stroke when I was 22, she was 72. I miss her so much.
I couldn’t help but think how my life has been many years after. From my innocent years of 10 playing ball, hide- and-go-seek, or just running around aimlessly until my cousins and I got tired to where I am today.
This season’s most anticipated movie will hit cinemas in North America… today! Sixty five years after a different generation fell in love with the story of Cinderella, we will be treated to a cinematically-advanced, live action version of the story of Ella; who becomes Cinderella before midnight to get the affection of the dashing Prince Charming.
The fairy tale transcends time, proof of its universal appeal which makes young girls believe in magic and the concept of fairy godmothers and grown up women to be reminded again about courage and kindness. As far as brides-to-be are concerned, Cinderella is the ultimate inspiration of a happy ever after.
To celebrate a story that has warmed our hearts from 1950 to 2015 and beyond, here is a collection of the most beautiful Cinderella- inspired wedding gowns to have ever graced the internet. Are you ready for the ball?