The Biggest Reason You’re Not Married

Your younger sister/cousin/niece, etc. is getting married.

The dread starts to sink in as you think of all the aunts and family friends who will hug you at the wedding reception and then stick the knife in your back by asking,

“Why aren’t YOU married yet?”

I recently had a good friend plead on FB for us to give her some good comebacks to this question. Most people went the funny route and I’m posting the top ones here. Please add to the list if you can think of a witty comeback to the dreaded question,

“So, why aren’t You married yet??”

1. Oh, I’m not but my boyfriend is…

2. My therapist says I’m not ready yet.

3. I’m just lucky.

4. Coz, I already have a dog. That’s enough for me.

5. Didn’t you hear? Marriage is the leading cause for divorce.

Check out this cool article on this topic:

The Biggest Reason You’re Not Married.

Two Fabulous Bridal Shows in SD this weekend!

1) The Wedding Party Bridal Show

Omni Hotel, downtown San Diego Feb. 26th 12pm-5pm

According to my wedding planner resources, this is one of the best shows around with really intimate booths and interactive and beautiful displays.

“Experience wedding style and planning at its finest, The Wedding Party Bridal Show brings the best in wedding services, ideas and products to you! This very stylish and exciting full size bridal fair has it all, featuring many special attractions plus incredible couture fashion shows on the catwalk, top designer showcases and a fabulous selection of the finest local wedding services.

The Wedding Party Bridal Show is very excited to bring San Diego’s truly local, sophisticated and stylish bridal show for over 11 years to the gorgeous, ultra- San Diego styled Omni Hotel San Diego in the Gaslamp district.

Our 25th show on February 26, 2012 will be a beautiful and exciting wedding planning event featuring all things wedding and glamour! Along with all the key vendors you need for your big day you will find San Diego’s finest wedding food and service vendors waiting to impress you!

This will be an upbeat, exciting, stylish and fun celebration of wedding style and planning at its finest. Our theme for this event is “dream wedding” and the show will feature many special attractions and promotions including our incredible couture fashion shows on the catwalk, Rehearsal Dinner Restaurant Row, CONSULT-A-THON and over 100 of the finest wedding services- everything you need to plan a special San Diego wedding!”

http://www.sandiegoweddingparty.com/

2) WED Club Bridal Show in the North County

Date: Sunday, February 26th, 2012
Location:  Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
                (Click here for Directions)
Show Time:  11am to 4pm
Fashions Shows: 12:30pm and 2:30pm
Admissions: Tickets are $15 per person at the door or  2-for-1 prepaid online.  Children 12 and under are free.

  To Pre-Register for Exclusive Prizes and/or to Purchase 2-for-1 tickets, click here.

First 100 brides at the door will receive a free gift! ($40 value)

Donate a formal dress/prom dress to help promote self-confidence and individual beauty to local highschool girls.  Donate a formal dress and enter to win a great prize! Click here for more details.

What will I experience at The Wed Club’s Feb. 26th bridal show?
  • 3 FREE bridal magazines
  • Food & Cake Samples from top bakeries and caterers
  • 2 elegant and fun fashion shows displaying the hottest trends in fashion, beauty and decor.
  • Over 70 top wedding professionals with exclusive specials and discounts to save you money!
  • FREE Parking!

Prizes!  We offer thousands of dollars in prizes PLUS a honeymoon getaway!

http://www.carlsbadbridalshow.com/

Tip of the Week

Always wear fake eyelashes for the wedding!

According to Mac Makeup artist, Christine Sanchez, Mac #7 fake lashes are the best. They open up your eyes, compliment your eyeshadow and make your photos look great!

Here’s a great video from Sephora on how to put on fake lashes:

Sephora How To’s: Apply Your Own False Eyelashes

WIN A FREE BACHELORETTE PARTY

BFF Bridesmaid is launching our Ultimate Facebook Contest on 2/15/12.

Win a Bachelorette Party on BFFbridesmaid!

 Nominate the bride by submitting your video/photo/story about why the bride (or you- if you are the bride) deserves to win a free Bachelorette party in San Diego.  

 You can make it funny, touching, creative, whatever you want.

Post directly onto our BFFbridesmaid Facebook Fanpage wall.

Use only one post for your nomination.  

Each bride can only be nominated once. 

Ask your friends to vote by hitting the “Like” button on your post.  

The one with the most likes wins!  

Friends must like the BFFbridesmaid fanpage in order to vote.

Voting ends March 20th.

 

Party details will follow but here is some information:

Bachelorette party will be in San Diego, CA

Party details will be at the discretion of BFFbridesmaid and will include party limitations and other conditions.

 

Maximum girls for party- 15

 

Other contest rules may apply.

 

Bachelorette party details and what is to be included will be decided on by BFFbridesmaid.

 

Contest ends on March 20th.

Romantic Date ideas

Still trying to figure out what to do for Valentines Day?

Here’s a list of the top 10 most romantic San Diego date ideas in no particular order

Photo: Beach Shoot San Diego (Daniel Woods)

1) Take a Kayak ride in a tandem kayak to the Sea Caves in La Jolla. See the amazing diversity of ocean life first-hand from dolphins, to tiger shark (they only eat plants!) to the amazing sea lions perched lazily on the nearby rocks.

2) Dive-in Theater: Watch a movie poolside at this boutique hotel. 2/15: The Notebook (2004 / 123 minutes)

3) Cinepolis Luxury Movie Theater- Enjoy your beer or wine right from your movie theater seat and enjoy personal service from the waiter who come right to you.

4) Dinner Cruises

5) Horseback riding

6) Ice-skating

7) Rent a bike, roller blades or skateboards around Coronado or Mission Beach

8) Rent a boat and cruise the bay. You only need your drivers license to rent!

9) Enjoy beautiful Mission Bay via the Bahia Belle Sternwheeler boat.

10) Have a bonfire at Moonlight beach

Romantic Date Places in San Diego

It’s Valentines Day tomorrow! Still looking for ideas for your Valentines date? Here’s a list of the top 12 most romantic places to visit in San Diego in no particular order:

#1 Coronado… by Gondola boat: The beautiful Italian style gondola rides take you through the canals of Coronado (did you even know they had canals?) You can enjoy a romantic sunset, a glass of wine and chocolate covered strawberries on the gondola. You can even get a massage on the boat if you want to! 

#2 San Diego Bay via the Coronado Ferry: The view especially coming back to San Diego from the Coronado side is stunning at night and at sunset.

#3 Seaport Village by carriage ride: Take a leisurely stroll by the waterfront or take a carriage ride by the harbor.

#4 Point Loma Tide Pools: The Cabrillo Monument and the surrounding area has breathtaking views of the ocean and when it’s low tide, it’s so much fun to explore the tide pools with a person you care about.

#5 Sunset Cliffs: They named this place because of the view. Best place to catch the sunset hands down.

#6 Torrey Pines Reserve: The hike is beautiful here, especially the path that leads you from the top of the mountain to the beach. It’s a leisurely 20 min hike each way. I did it with my newborn strapped on to my front. There is a fee for parking at the top of the mountain, if you park at the bottom, it’s free parking but you’ll have an upward hike. Not too difficult.

#7 Julian: This quaint little town is famous for its apple pie (my favorite is the Apple crumb-yummm..). It’s country charm is perfect for a short getaway from San Diego.

#8 Mt. Soledad: Beautiful 360 degree view of San Diego

#9 La Jolla Cove: No matter how old you are, the children’s pool and the beach views are absolutely amazing.

#10 The Prado/ Japanese Tea Garden: Sitting in the serene atmosphere transports you to a different world. Tucked away in Balboa Park, it’s a great place to snuggle with your sweetie and take some beautiful photos.

#11 Hotel Del Coronado. Have a picnic on the beach and take a walk through the historic hotel. Lots of great cafe’s and restaurants on Orange Ave just minutes away.

#12 Paradise Point: Barefoot Bar and Grill. The view of Mission Bay is amazing here.