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The Benefits of Couples Counseling


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The Benefits of Couples Counseling

Hi! I’m Lucy Higgins. I’m 31 years old and engaged to be married. My fiance and I go to couples counseling, and it has truly helped our relationship. I would say we have an excellent relationship for the most part. What happened was we started talking about how we want to handle things after we are married. We tried to discuss things like finances, raising children, jobs, and even where to live. In these discussions, we noticed that even when we agreed on matters, there was a certain tension in the air. I felt that my fiance Max was being too matter-of-fact. Max felt that I was putting too much emotion into our discussions. We decided to try couples counseling and see if we could learn how to communicate better with one another. I would like to share our positive experiences with you.

2 Mistakes To Avoid When Bridal Dress Shopping

Your wedding day should be one of the most memorable and best days of your life. The preparation leading up to that day is vital to making your wedding day perfect. One of the most important things you will do is shop for the bridal gown. If you are not careful, you can have a negative experience while shopping. Here are some mistakes to avoid when shopping for a bridal gown.

1. Taking Too Many People Shopping

Although you want to include your friends and family in the bridal dress shopping, you still must remember that this is about you. This is one of the few times in your life when you will make a very large purchase for yourself, so this purchase needs to be the right one. If you bring too many people to the bridal appointment, and they have too many differing opinions, you could have a problem. If your entourage isn't there to make it all about you, then you could have a miserable shopping experience.

For this reason, you should choose a just couple people to shop with you. These few people should be friends and family that support you, will help you to chose something that fits your personality, and will not push their opinions on you.

2. Looking Outside Of Your Budget

Every bride has a budget. It is important before you go into your appointment that you have a clear idea of how much you want to spend. Let your consultant know up front so that you are not trying on dresses outside of your budget.

You might think it is harmless to play dress up and try on as many expensive dresses as possible. The concern is that even a $8,000 dress is going to look and feel very different than a $2,000 dress. The fabric, the cut, the embellishment will all be very different and if you fall in love with the more expensive dress, everything you try on after that will feel second rate. For this reason, stick to your budget! Know that the base price of the dress is not the only thing you will be paying for. There will be alterations, tax, and accessories (such as veil, jewelry, etc.,) on top of the dress cost. You should factor those extra expenses in before you start shopping.

If you avoid these mistakes while dress shopping, you can ensure that you have the best experience possible, while getting the perfect gown. To look at some bridal dresses, contact a company like Bridal Elegance.