This Giftkone Lifestyle Fashion News includes some interesting and useful news about bridesmaids' dress colors for a summer wedding and suggestions on ways to write the perfect maid of honor speech. For a lot of us, this summer of 2022 is a little like making a comeback after the past couple of years of celebrating at-home activities. So as the masks are taken off again, at least for now, I look forward to what would be for me a summer to make up for the last two years of viral uncertainty. If you're planning also to be out enjoying the sun fun this year, and perhaps planning a wedding for that same period of time then you should enjoy the wedding-related post entries below.

If you're a regular visitor to my website you might have noticed that this website has slimmed down a little in some areas, part of my overall plan is to focus more on the things visitors have let me know they enjoy and want to see more of over the years. What are your summer plans? Do you have a summertime activity bucket list? Will you be vacationing somewhere you can sink your toes in the sand, or doing more relaxing in the backyard enjoying a lot of nothing to do time, near the grill?

Whichever you choose a good supply of sunscreen and your favorite beverage should be enough to get you through. The sunscreen suggestion applies to brides' maids and brides, make sure to wear makeup with an SPF. Remember for more wedding information please visit my Wedding Arrangements Page, for ring, decorations, and wedding quote information.

As the “Big Day” comes closer, the anxiety of writing the perfect Maid of Honor speech gets heavier – even more so than choosing your lace bridesmaid dress – and for good reason. Despite how easy writing a wedding speech may sound when you actually get down to it, you will be taunted with thoughts such as “where do I start?”, “What do I say in my wedding toast?” and “what if I become an object of ridicule?”

Don’t get in a fluster, though. It’s very natural to think that way. The good news is that you can absolutely write an unforgettable Maid of Honor speech with some planning ahead of time. Here are six ways to write the perfect Maid of Honor speech.


1. Play to your strengths

When writing your speech, don’t be under the impression that the pressure is going to be on you to be something you’re not. If you’re funny then great! Let the audience crack up. If you’re not, you don’t have to pass yourself off as one. If you think your strength is the emotional stuff, aim to tug at the audience’s heartstrings instead. Remember, you don’t have to keep it simple. You have to keep it real.

2. Start with a story

Did you write a long introduction for yourself? Toss it aside. No one in the audience wants to listen to your rambling introduction. Alternatively, start the speech off with a fun anecdote. Not only does it draw the audience and keeps them absorbed but it also sounds more genuine. The story could be a funny memory you have shared with the bride or her struggle to choose her perfect vintage wedding dress. The thing with recounting heartfelt stories is that you won’t have to rehearse the speech; all you have to do is tell it.


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3. Use a quote for each story

Take a trip down memory lane one more time and use an actual, interesting quote the bride said during a situation. This makes the speech easier to deliver because it’s far more natural. Not to mention it’s much more interesting to your audience than if you were only sharing stories. Real quotes lend more weight to each of your stories and give the speech a sense of progression. If you can't think of any anecdotes to work with, ask other friends or her parents – they will definitely have a few.

4. Compliment the couple

What are the best characteristics of the bride and groom? The best wedding speeches generally only have a couple of key points, and as soon as you've chosen yours, the filling in the rest of your speech is much easier. If you're writing your speech as the maid of honor, you'll certainly want to choose a couple more for the bride than the groom. But make sure they are real things you and others love about her- if you're saying the bride has a motherly heart and every person knows she dislikes kids; people will know you're faking it. If you're not very familiar with your friend’s new spouse, then emphasize the speech towards the friend who you know and love.


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5. Compliment their match

Now is the time to pull it all together into the perfect Maid of Honor speech! You can do this by using the things you've just said you love about them, and saying why they're a perfect match. He's funny, she’s smart? Perfect. Are they both kinds to other people? Awesome! How she looks so gorgeous in her wedding gown and he looks so handsome in his tux. Your flattering remarks can be serious or funny - the main thing is taking time to say why they make such a lovely couple.

6. Raise the toast

In the end, raise the toast and wish the happy couple an amazing future together, and thank them for the incredible wedding. You can then go sit down and pat yourself on the back. You've just given the greatest maid of honor speech of all time.


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If you're having writer's block on writing your big speech, simply start by jotting down little points that you want to mention. Brainstorm how you know the happy couple and funny and cute moments they have had together or perhaps funny stories about you and the bride. You do not have to be a skillful author, just make it personal and it will be great.

Jewelry That Speaks Your Style

This past winter the jewelry fashion fad was bold and beautiful, colorful and flirty. Even though, diamonds are very popular with women, jewelry designers and jewelry lovers find colored gemstones more interesting due to their wide range of shape, color, size, and the variety. Not only this, but colored gemstones are more reasonably priced than ever. S colored gemstones let you play with color and at the same time make a fashion statement.

With Earrings, for example, if pearls and diamond studs are all you have in your jewelry box how about adding some trendy dangling earrings are the perfect start to the new, fashionable you. Worn with anything from a tight black high neck to spaghetti or sleeveless top, dangling earrings are simply sexy. Wear them with your hair pulled back and some shiny gloss for your next trip and you'll be able to divert your man from the baseball game he bet on.

When it comes to your Necklaces choice, this season, the kinds of necklaces making the biggest fashion statements are long and bold in design, or simple but worn in multiple long layers. Flirty, soft, subdued colors are especially prominent in these designs, the same would be true for eclectic beads and charms. If you're not into long, swing necklaces, consider shorter chains with colored gemstone pendants with vibrant colors and brilliance.

For Bracelets bangle bracelets the bangles look splendid whether thick or thin, colorful or monotone, and whether worn single or stacked for extra style. Bangles, these days have emerged as one of the most fashionable jewelry accessories. Designers have become very artistic with bangles, wrapping them with wire, beads, natural fibers, and fabrics is the latest trend. Fashionable bangles are the perfect choice for jazzing up your less-elaborate, cozy outfits.

When it comes to Finger rings they continue to be bold, stylish, and trendy, with flirty colorful stones or enamels. Like other jewelry, gold, with its different tones, still reigns best. Gemstone rings with diamonds are the way to go. Similar to the season’s fashion in necklaces, rings can also be stacked for additional style. If you choose to wear bangles and rings together, choose pieces that will praise each other.

Being decked up but still not overdoing it is usually the jewelry-wearing goal. If you prefer to wear rings and bracelets, wear hoops for earrings. And if you prefer to sass it up with bold dangling earrings, keep it low on other jewelry, and go for gemstones. Gemstones can be found in various colors. You can choose colors that match your wardrobe and designs that add that extra jazz and spice up your appearance. Mix gemstones with different colors and diamond accents for extra vogue for the best collection of gemstones at the best. .

2018 brides, come together! Dazzling sunshine, colorful flowers, relaxed and excited mood - they are all about summertime, a popular time of year to hold wedding ceremonies. If you are still marshaling the details of your summer wedding, your bridesmaids' dresses are most likely still on the list of things you need to sort out. If you already have a clear color scheme, this information may be no good to you, but if you are open to exceptional neutrals, keep reading! Last year really was the year of neutrals and we loved it, and it is pleasant to see the same trend continuing for bridesmaids this year. Without further ado, here are four hot neutral shades in 2018 for your bridesmaids.


1. Crystal Rose

One of the trendiest colors for bridesmaid dresses this year is crystal rose. This soft shade of pink is hot this year for attendants, as it is a key focus of the neutrals trend in wedding attire. Crystal rose is a soft and ethereal color that would work well for many different styles of weddings. If your wedding will be formal, look for crystal rose dresses in a fabric with some sheen. Classic crystal rose satin dresses for bridesmaids are perfect for an evening wedding. For a modern and chic look, check out crystal rose colored bridesmaid dresses in a slinky chiffon. Long bridesmaid dresses in crystal rose would be fantastic with an interesting detail like a twisted strap on the back.


2. Nile Green

Like them or not, Nile green bridesmaid dresses burst out on the present-day fashion stage and will satisfy most chic women' aesthetic appreciation. To be honest, Nile green bridesmaid dresses are worthy of the praise. Understated, yet sophisticated, Nile green is a fresh color sure to steal the limelight. If you long for emphasizing your bridesmaids’ glamour under the ground of completing your wedding look, this shade of green is perfect.

3. Fiery Red

Fiery red bridesmaid dresses are breathtaking and versatile to do up the dream, especially when the wedding ceremony goes with a traditional theme and the bridal gown is white. Red is imposing to eyes and pops out as a spark of festive charm to augment the dramatic allure of the wedding ceremony. The euphoric moment will be accentuated with this eye-feasting detail. In all probability the most suitable shade to flatter one’s femininity, the fiery red color is the favorite among females. By the way, fiery red can also exhibit a flair for a rich taste. This shade of red will certainly add a natural elegance to underline the blissful aura on the spot. What’s more, even kept simple and sleek, even a wear again bridesmaid dress in this color can be also amazingly beautiful to draw all attention everywhere - at all occasions.


4. Blue Turquoise

Blue turquoise is the color of choice for bridesmaid dresses and the in vogue choices this year. You may take notice of the fact that one way or another turquoise seems to play an emotionally intriguing role in the wedding. Whether it is formal chapel wedding ceremony or casual beach or backyard nuptial, turquoise shades are seen affectionately moving as the overall theme or in the centerpieces, banquets or on the bridesmaid dresses to charm the crowd. This soft shade of blue is always tuneful with the whole blissful atmosphere throughout the process of tying the knot. Probably as the most feminine shade, this hue is perfect for convertible bridesmaid dresses as it suits any type of skin tone and body.


Now you have a more definite idea of the best summer wedding colors for bridesmaid dresses. But the job is not done. You should take another essential point into account - the bridesmaids' opinion. You do not want any of your bridesmaids unhappy just because she has to dress her dislikes which you have never talked with them. Whatever your decision is, your bridesmaids will feel good if you talk with them ahead of time.

Be right with the bridesmaid dress colors and you will have a more harmonious wedding picture and better enjoy your big day.

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