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Let’s face it- we all want to be the best versions of ourselves on our wedding day…and most of the time, our “best versions” include glowing tans. But in today’s world, we know very well the risks of obtaining the perfect tan- sunspots, early aging, and an increased risk of skin cancer. And I don’t know about you, but but having a killer tan on my wedding day is not worth malignant melanoma.

DuWop Clear Revolution

So what’s a pale bride to do? We turn to sunless tanning options, of course! But just like tanning beds, these options have their drawbacks too- namely, the mess. From mystic tanning, to airbrushing, to at-home tanning lotions, the mess these leave behind on our clothes (and the palms of our hands!) is a less than desirable effect. And when you’re about to put on a white wedding gown, the last thing you want to worry about getting on your dress is orangey residue. Well fear no more, ladies! DuWop has come out with a clear sunless tanning lotion that develops overnight, leaving no orange mess behind.  AND it is scented with essential oils including lavender, lemon, lime, and ylang ylang, so you can avoid that self-tanning smell that we all know and don’t love. And if it couldn’t get any better, this miracle-tanner can be found at Sephora for only $30, which equates to LESS than a tanning package, LESS than an airbrushing session, and totally WORTH IT to avoid both the harmful effects of UV rays AND the oompa-loompa effect that most self-tanners so graciously deliver. This is what we call a win-win.

Happy tanning 🙂


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Some of the most common ways brides and grooms go over budget are things that a lot of people don’t even consider in the budget, but can result in you wondering, “where the [expletive] did all of our money go?!” These include things like hair and makeup (including trials! Some brides need multiple!), gym memberships to get yourself in bridal shape, spa treatments for your bridal party, etc.

Plan ahead by first including these items into your budget. After you’ve done that, sign up for groupon.com immediately. If you haven’t yet discovered this little gem, it is a site that offers amazing discounts on products and services in your city/town. Most popular offerings include theater tickets, classes (like yoga, pilates, art classes, etc.),  spa treatments, salon services, discounts on sporting events, bars, restaurants, boutique stores, gyms, concerts, and more! There is a new deal every day (yes, EVERY DAY!) and every time I receive the groupon e-mail, I think of how handy these deals would be for wedding planning.

%50 off a new bridal hairdo? Yes please! 40% a yoga class and facials for me and my bridal party? Oh yea. 60% off drinks and appetizers at a local hot spot for some pre-wedding libations? uh-huh! 45% off that gym membership I keep telling myself I’m going to get? Absolutely. And even $75 worth of goods for $35 at a local boutique store to get attendant’s gifts for my bridesmaids? Awesome! There are endless ways to utilize the deals offered through groupon for your wedding…and beyond!

So take advantage and sign up!! 🙂

Happy planning!

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