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Festivities and gaiety of the Christmas holidays certainly make it the most romantic time of the year to get married. The bonus is that you may even get already decorated wedding halls and churches where you can host your guests. Here are some tips to make your Christmas wedding special:

Christmas Wedding

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  • Clear or white Christmas lights wrapped in white tulle give a soft effect.
  • Cover the chords with white ribbon edged with gold to make it look like a decoration too.
  • For a religious touch, you may use Christmas carols for your wedding music and sing as many as you like. Some of the favorite Christmas carols will make your guests sing along loudly too.
  • If you have other wedding colors in mind, you can match you Christmas lights to them.
  • Simple wreaths with white bows edged with gold or silver make great wall decorations.
  • Swags of white silk poinsettias with gold-tipped centers can be used to decorate the walls and tables for the Christmas wedding for a festive but elegant look.
  • Tables covered with net and having centerpieces of a glass bowl filled with Christmas ornaments look quite pretty. You can later give out these ornaments as wedding party favors.
  • Topiaries of any size can be used as table centerpieces.
  • You can decorate your church and wedding hall with lots of romantic and pillar-shaped candles and use ivy and berries for traditional Christmas wedding décor.
  • You can give a candlelight dinner to all your guests or make candle table centerpieces for your Christmas Wedding.
Christmas wedding decoration

Lovely christmas wedding decoration

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, your family is gathered

around you, and the church is already decorated. Why not have a Christmas wedding? Here are ideas and tips to have a fantastic Christmas wedding with all the trimmings.

Christmas Wedding Colors

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Wedding Colors:

Red and green are natural colors for a Christmas wedding – It is likely that your church or reception site will already be decorated in red and green for other events and holiday parties. But don’t feel limited to this palate. Other possibilities, which will work with existing decorations, include:

  • silver and white
  • silver and light blue
  • burgundy, forest green, and gold (as long as the existing decorations aren’t too primary)
  • gold and cream
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Now, the practical application is where it can get tricky. If you just find it all to be just too much math, relax. Many websites catering to full bodied women have excellent customer service besides concise sizing charts (this is helpful since many manufacturers have their own sizing systems). A few sites have even adopted virtual models you can create yourself with your own measurements and features. Believe me when I say bathing suit shopping will never be the same with a virtual model doing all the work. Gone are the days of yanking, pulling, untwisting, sweating, elbowing the dressing room walls, and just plain evil lighting.

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sexy plus size thongs

satin plus size lingerie

satin plus size lingerie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what exactly is the deal with all those X’s, Q’s, and W’s and how do they apply to you? Easiest first…W stands for Woman which in itself implies that you are not in the Junior’s or Misses’ section. Q, of course is for Queen but it is so arbitrarily used (although it generally means it will fit someone weighing between 165 and 285 pounds) that we will ignore it as well. As for the X’s, they stand for extraordinary

Remembering that it’s your fullest curve that will dictate the size you choose, here is a reasonable working chart for clothing. When ordering on-line, it is suggested you take a look at the company’s own sizing chart before you hit ‘send’.

                 

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                      Size         Bust           Waist         Hip

1X =        14/16       40-42″       34-36″      46-48″

2X =        18/20       44-46″       38-40″      50-52″

3X =        22/24       48-50″       42-44″      54-56″

4X =        26/28       52-54″       46-48″      58-60″  

5X =        30/32       56-58″       50-52″      62-64″

6X =        34/36       60-62″       54-56″      66-68″

Bathing suits and lingerie are a less exact science but if you have found a reliable manufacturer, half of the battle has been won. If you are confident in a 2-piece, it is recommended you find a source specializing in separates for the best fit. Many bra style bikini tops correspond to your real bra size.

                  Size         Bust       Waist       Hips  

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blue lace lingerie

1X =          16            42″          33″         42″

2X =          18            44″          35″         44″

3X =          20            46″          37″         46″

4X =          22            48″          39″         48″

5X =          24            50″          41″         50″

6X =          26            52″          43″         52″

For panties you will need that “low waist” number. As a general rule, look at the size on your favorite pair.

               

                 Size        Low Waist

1X =           8              44-46″

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pink plus size lingerie

2X =           9              48-50″

3X =          10             52-54″

4X =          12             56-58″

5X =          14             60-62″

6X =          16             64-66″

If you aren’t sew-savvy you may want to search the phonebook or your neighborhood for an inexpensive tailor or seamstress. While it does add to your fashion budget, it will be an investment in the long run. You may have a few outfits in your closet right now that haven’t seen the light of day because of a minor fitting issue.

 

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sexy-plus-size-lingerie

 

 

Women in the Petite Plus category (under 5’3″) are very well aware that tailoring is sometimes the only solution. Keep in mind that the Internet has opened up an entirely new universe in which to shop and lots of retailers are realizing that full bodied women would love to shop, too. With advances like Virtual Models, it is becoming apparent that a future where voluptuous women are just as important to designers as those sized 0-12 is just around the corner! In the meantime, arm yourself with your numbers and have a great time shopping!

Plus-Size-Sexy-Lingerie

Plus-Size-Sexy-Lingerie

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The overwhelming response that I got from my readers for Plus size dresses had tempted me for some more postings. Most of you are looking for regular, every day lingerie, others who think differently and wants to look more sexy goes for the plus size lingerie to flaunt their assets.

sexy plus size lingerie

sexy plus size lingerie

 Once upon a time in the 70’s and 80’s when the anorexic size zero was considered as sexy and the plus sizes were a kind of taboo for the women of high society, the plus size lingeries for big women were limited to plain-jane bra and underwear.  Today the whole scenario has changed, where men tend to incline more towards big beautiful and voluptuous women, hence the  industry has discovered a whole new market for lingerie. From bras and panties to baby dolls and teddies… from cotton and silk to lace and leather… sexy plus size lingerie comes in all shapes and sizes.

white plus size wedding lingerie

white plus size wedding lingerie

 

 

Since shopping for a baby doll in a retail store is embarrassing for most people, many have turned to the Internet. From the privacy of your own home, you can look through dozen of styles and sizes. This includes sheer lingerie, silk lingerie, bridal lingerie and more. Even see through lingerie and thongs, for the more daring ladies out there.
Yes, women’s lingerie has always been very popular, and plus size lingerie is getting more and more popular every day. This means that you are in luck.
Finding the right lingerie is difficult enough, but even more so if you are a plus size woman with lots of lovely curves.
Whether you are a Plus Size Petite or an Empress, queen size sizing can be confusing enough in a store where you can see the garment and even try it on. In cyberspace there are no dressing rooms…but if you are aware of your dimensions you can take much of the guesswork out of the equation and will have better luck finding a true fit.  Keep in mind that your most ample curve is the most important of your numbers.

 

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plus size black leather lingerie

Before you start take a look at your current wardrobe. Which items are the best

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plus size leather lingerie

fitting? Which of your pants have the best leg length? What do you feel most comfortable and confident in? You will need to be wearing your most ideal bra when measuring. If you don’t have a measuring tape you can always use a long piece of ribbon or string. Be sure to never pull too tightly. It is always better to have to return something because it is too big rather than too small. If a friend can’t help, consult a mirror to make certain you are holding the string or tape parallel with the ground. For accuracy, measure 2 or 3 times.

 

 

 

Let’s start at the top. When measuring your bust concern yourself with the fullest part of your bosom.

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blue plus size lingerie

 

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sexy plus size lingerie

 

Sexy satin lingerie

Sexy satin lingerie

 

Wrap the tape or string around yourself, drop your arms, and relax. Make a mark on your string, not a knot (an alternative is to take a blouse that you dearly love the fit of and, measuring 1″ down from the armhole, run your tape straight across to below the other armhole and multiplying that number by 2). Now we move down to the waist. Your ‘natural waist’ can be found by wrapping the string around your waist and bending side to side. For your “low waist” measurement, drop the string 4 to 6 inches down (you’ll need this number for sizing panties, below). For your hips you should be standing with your feet about 6 inches apart. Locate in the mirror or ask your friend to find the fullest part of your hips. It is generally 8″ below your waist. The last measurement you will need, your inseam, can be taken directly from pants you feel are the ideal length. Starting at the hem, follow the inseam up until it meets the crotch seam. Pretty painless so far, eh?

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I could not hold back anymore due to the overwhelming response I got from my readers, hence I decided to put some ideas on the plus size wedding dresses for all the sexy, big, beautiful and voluptuous women readers.

The word fit – as it seems with women – never gels with the ones that are full-figured. So there comes the extended shopping hours, prayers, gnashing of the teeth and lastly, whimpers. But daunting, as it might seem, is not the only word that describes the situation; it may also be represented as: Easy. We just made it increase five folds, regarding the plus size wedding dresses.

Sexy big thighs from plus size wedding dresses

Sexy big thighs from plus size wedding dresses

A sexy bbw in a satin wedding dress

A sexy bbw in a satin wedding dress

  1. Body shape: A wedding dress must suit the figure. For the curvy ones, a-line proves the best, since it skims over hips. Full ball-gown skirt shapes for plus size wedding gowns spell disaster, due to an overall roundness they impart. And as for v-necklines, a busty, plus-size woman shall find in them a beautiful contrasting line. But, tea-length gowns are infamous for bringing in that squatter look, so off with the idea.
Lovely black BBW in plus size wedding gown

Lovely black BBW in plus size wedding gown

Sexy plus size woman posing in wedding dress

Sexy plus size woman posing in wedding dress

  1. Where to shop? Large retail chains, designer boutiques and even, small tailor shops. You never know which stone is hiding the emerald.
  1. The feel: Comfort is must and also comes first; if you appear stressed or tugging on it, you shall miss out on all the moving around, talking and dancing.
  1. Tailoring: If nothing works out, then get your plus-size wedding gown tailored or altered. Subtle differences are always big differences.
  1. Break the rules: If a traditional one is not available, get as funky as you can (but not in black). You have a curvaceous body; so flaunt it as much as you can without breaking the boundary of decency.

Hope that makes for a plus-size wedding experience, too.

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Top Beaches for Wedding

 

Florida is that beautiful place where exotic becomes ordinary, where exquisite becomes the norm of the day. With 18 hundred miles of glistening white beaches you can be sure to find a paradise of your own. Florida with its exquisitely beautiful beaches is on the top of the list of wedding destinations. It is rightly called the wedding destination paradise. There are hundreds of places where you can have your own personal paradise but let us take a look at the top 10 wedding destinations in Florida.

 Anna Maria: Anna Maria is a small island consisting of three cities, namely Anna Maria, Holme Beach and Bradenton Beach. In Anna Maria Island you can live in the days of old Florida. The people there have kept alive the essence of the yesteryears.

Captiva Island: Captiva brings to the mind picturesque white sand beaches surrounded by crystal clear turquoise water and breath taking sunsets. A simply magnificent place to start your life together.

Clearwater Beach: Clearwater beach as the name suggests have got some of the most beautiful beaches in town, and is definitely one of the most popular wedding destinations.

Cocoa Beach: Cocoa Beach stands for beautiful sandy beaches, a great pier for fishing, dancing and lots of dining. The perfect place to laze around and to add the sun and surf to your new life.

<!–[if !supportLists]–>5. <!–[endif]–> Destin Beach: Each and every beach in Florida could actually be your wedding destination from paradise. Destin beach will give you all, from sugar white beaches, water shining as emeralds and warm soothing breezes. This beach is rightly called the “Emerald Coast” in Florida.

Fort Myers: Fort Myers is located on the gold coast of Florida. It has white sandy beaches that overlook the warm gulf waters. It is definitely on top of many brides’ destination wedding plans.

Key West: At this beautiful place you can have your wedding back in the era of 1960s. Old forts, funky buildings, under water weddings you’ll have it all here.

Naples: You could plan your wedding in an awesomely beautiful white gazebo in Naples overlooking the picturesque Gulf of Mexico. This is one of the favorite spot for weddings, as it also lists high on the list of affordable wedding destinations.  

Marco Island: Marco Island is the largest island of Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands. It is magical and mystical and has an alluring charm. With its laidback lifestyle, pristine beaches and sparkling waters it can bring about the most romantic of weddings.

Fort Lauderdale: Those who are looking for a little touch of Disney, a dash of fairytale in their wedding, this is the place to be. Every girl dreams of a fairytale wedding and this place makes the dream come true.

With Florida as your wedding destination you can make your very special day a little more special and beautiful.


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If you are planning to have a wedding and are on a budget then the exorbitant rentals that the popular wedding locations charge will leave you shocked. But you can easily scout for inexpensive wedding locations where you’ll be able to have your wedding. Check out the following list of some of the affordable wedding locations that you can try.

Restaurants: Why not plan your wedding at your favorite restaurant. It will be affordable compared to the popular locations and also have an emotional value as well. But make sure that it is not a cramped up old place, a garden in the backyard would in fact be perfect, as you would get space for some dancing as well.

Inexpensive wedding Locations

Inexpensive wedding Locations

Parks: Most city parks allow weddings in lieu of a very nominal fee. Look for a park that has a covered portion as well as some grassy areas, some fountains would be an added benefit for beauty.

Theatres: Why not conduct your wedding at the old theatre or performance hall. Many theatres allow weddings and don’t cost a lot either. It would be a unique experience getting married on the stage.

Your own college: Usually it is possible for the alumni to have their wedding at their college chapel for very cheap rates. And if it is a picturesque place then what could be better, it already has loads of special memories for you, why not get married there.

Unusual Places: Get creative and think up of unusual places, may be some place that holds sentimental value for the two of you. You can try out such unusual places. Usually since these places do not cater to weddings you might be able to get such a place for a throwaway price. But if you take such a place you will have to consider various factors as these places in most cases would be devoid of any kind of infrastructure needed for catering to a wedding.

Church Wedding: Why not go ahead and get married at the local church you visit regularly. See if it is large enough to cater to a wedding.

Home Wedding: Why not have an intimate home wedding? Have it at your own home or maybe at some generous relative’s, if they let you use their house. It will definitely cut down your costs a lot.

Though it is challenging but it is in no way impossible to search for and find affordable wedding locations. Ask your friends and colleagues you’ll definitely find one which won’t be heavy on your pocket and yet be appropriate for your wedding.

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So you are getting married on Valentine’s Day! That’s probably the best way of making this special day a lot more special. But just by marrying on this day won’t do, you need to incorporate Valentine’s Day wedding ideas that will help make the day really beautiful. We have a few ideas to help you out with your Valentine’s Day wedding planning.

Valentine’s Day Wedding Themes – The theme of course is love and romance but you can portray it with using Valentine’s Day colors, chocolates, and various other stuff.

Wedding Day Valentine

Wedding Day Valentine

Valentine’s Day wedding ideas –

Décor – You can find ideas for your wedding décor from your own love story. Think of the place where you first met, or where the proposal took place. Or you can portray your venue as some romantic place you went together like Paris or Venice.

Color Palette –Red and pink are the colors associated with Valentine’s Day. You can use these colors liberally in your wedding without of course over doing it. You can have your bride’s maids dress in pink or in red while you have your beautiful bouquet tied with a ravishing red or pink ribbon. For the more adventurous brides you can also use this day to get married in the unconventional red wedding gown.

Valentines day wedding

Valentines day wedding

Create Some Space for Romance – For the lounge area throw in a few cozy pink and red cushions, use dim pink lights to create the ambience. In the dining area have candle lit dinners, with pink and white flowers like roses and peonies in the centerpieces.

Wedding Cake – For your wedding cake you can have a white chocolate cake filled with red raspberry filling. Or you can try out a rich red velvet cake enclosed in a cheese cream frosting. Also throw in some red, pink and white petals on the table around the cake to make it look prettier.

Flowers Say it All – Roses are a must on Valentine’s Day. But you can also use peonies, amaryllis to create a gorgeous and dramatic effect. Use colors like rich red, pinks and mix them with some white as well.

Silk – Use lots of silk for the rich as well as soothing, enchanting effect. The deep red hues of silk can transform any place into something mysterious and dramatic.

Dance to the Tunes of Love – Of course the bride and groom will dance their first dance to their love song. But why not ask the guests for their love songs as well, songs that have a meaning for them. Ask your married guests to fill in their first wedding dance song in the RSVP card and include them in your list. It will be a lovely way of showing your guests you care and also help create the perfect Valentine’s Day wedding atmosphere.

Gift Some Love – Leave gifts for your guests on the tables. You can have chocolate truffles in heart shaped boxes with little personalized hand written notes.

Am sure these ideas will help you with your Valentine’s Day wedding planning and make your wedding day really special for everyone.

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