Archives for Shannon Warnagiris

Resolutions…Again

If you’re anything like, well, the majority of us, you hate the practice of making resolutions. Every year you just know they won’t last, and yet every year you declare or even secretly set resolutions for yourself. But I’ve got a suggestion for a minor tweak to the trend that will make you a lot more confident about the upcoming year.

Instead of setting a goal (losing 10 pounds, drinking more water, reading a book a month) try making a promise to yourself. Promise yourself you’ll do one thing a week you’ve been thinking of doing for years. Promise you’ll do things that make yourself happy instead of just the things that are necessary. Promise something like “I’m going to buy these amazing running shoes that are super impractical so I look forward to putting them on.”

 

How to actually do your NYE Resolution

Resolutions don’t have to be painful. They don’t have to be something you hate doing. In fact resolutions for yourself should be things to make your life better. Don’t fall for the overdone, hard to meet, depressing resolutions set every year and always dreaded. Just make yourself a promise to live a life that will make you happy. And ta-da, you’ll never fail your resolution!

new year new you
Image Credits: WordPress | Chez Vous

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

commentsemailsharepin

Your Thank You Speech

We all see the wedding speeches in movies: father of the bride starts with some jokes about the groom not deserving his daughter and slowly morphing it into a tear jerker, the best man making borderline inappropriate jokes about their college years, the drunk friend/sister/aunt somehow getting ahold of the mic before someone stops her. But we hardly ever see the bride and groom get their hands on the mic. So what do you do when it’s handed over at the end of the toasts? 

bride and groom toast at reception

This is the moment to thank your guests, your family, friends, and each other, for being part of this day. You share how much it means to you that everyone you care about wants to be there with you, and you give them this moment of attention. I guarantee the one thing every guest at a wedding craves is one-on-one time with the bride and groom. And I guarantee that being an unlikely possibility. A little thank you to the room after the toasts are shared makes your guests feel appreciated and loved, like they got that one-on-one time after all. 

wedding day thank you cheers

So maybe you don’t like being the center of attention or talking in front of crowds…but it’s your wedding day! Like it or not you ARE the star of the show and graciously accepting the mic for a thirty second thank you will mean more to your friends and family than you may realize.

thank you toast
Image Credits: Shutterfly | The Knot | Madison Hope Photography

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

commentsemailsharepin

1st Christmas Ornaments

On my Christmas tree at home hangs multiple “Baby’s 1st Christmas” ornaments, family tree ornaments, and other milestone decorations. One beloved milestone is your first Christmas as a married couple. Maybe you’ve celebrated many holidays together over the years and already have ornaments with special meaning, but a specific “1st Married Christmas” ornament is a tree must have. Take a look at these gorgeous examples!

Christmas tree decor for newlyweds ornament for newlyweds merry and married ornament
 

Image Credits (in order of appearance)   etsy | Lenox | etsy

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

commentsemailsharepin

Cozy Weekend Date Ideas

As temperatures rapidly drop it becomes increasingly hard to get out of our lovely warm beds on the weekends. But imagine how easy it would be to get up if you knew the day ahead of you would be equally cozy! I’ve got some chilly day date ideas that will make you wish winter would never end. So cuddle up with your loved one and enjoy :)
play games together for date night in

  • Host a friendly game day: Make it a competition between all your friends with yummy winter drinks and snacks…I promise this is worth getting out of bed for. (Click for Photo Credit)
  • Watch a movie with commentary: We all see the option but never choose it, why not? It’s so fun to hear the stories behind all the familiar scenes, and always offers great fun facts for future conversations.
  • Rediscover coloring books: I don’t mean the fancy adult ones, grab a holiday/princess/superhero coloring book, break open a box of new crayons, breathe deep and go.
  • Have a day long dance party: Start with you favorite pop song at the moment, make your way into the best throwbacks from your school dance days, maybe get some songs going you danced to with your parents, turn up the best line dances, and keep going from dawn to dusk. (Click for Photo Credit)

dance at home date for winter

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

commentsemailsharepin

Dancing Shoes

You’ve made it through the most picturesque moments of the day. The ceremony is over, couple and family photos have been taken, first dance has passed, and now it’s time to dance. But how can you dance freely if your toes are being pinched and that blister on your ankle is growing to the size of a quarter? The best way to guarantee a pain-free, dance filled reception is to find some fun dance shoes and go to town. Here’s some suggestions!

  • Converse: Get personal with them & make them match your wedding colors!
  • Cowboy boots: Bring a little country comfort to your celebration & be ready to (line)dance the night away.
  • Toms: Channel your inner DIY pro & turn your reception shoes into a wedding day memento.
  • Slippers: Easily my favorite plan, my own mom wore slippers her entire wedding to my dad!

reception shoes for your wedding

Photo Credits: Converse | Cowboy Boots | Toms | Slippers

Want to create her dream marriage proposal? We have the perfect way. Contact The Yes Girls to get started on your personalized marriage proposal, wedding plan, vow renewal, anniversary or date night today! We're so excited to work with you!

commentsemailsharepin
↑ Top of Page