Summertime and the living is busy...

It's been a busy summer thus far. Just returning from spending time with family and vacationing out west. Congratulations to all our summer brides! Hope you're finding balance amid the excitement.

I wanted to thank everyone who submitted wedding advice to me. I appreciate your time, effort, and insight. Unfortunately, for book publication purposes, I didn't have quite enough submissions. So I'm going to be putting book publishing on hold for now. It takes up a lot of time and energy. The good news is, I still want to share all the wonderful pieces of advice I did receive on the Bridal Balance blog. It will also be a shout out of appreciation for those wedding professionals who submitted something. So definitely be on the lookout for my series "Daily Dose of Wedding Wisdom."

Thank you all again for your support. Wishing everyone a happy and safe Independence Day weekend!

Bridal Balance is an advice and motivational blog aimed at helping the bride-to-be reduce stress, build confidence and enjoy her engagement. It was founded by clinical social worker and certified professional life coach, Michal Caplan. Contact Bridal Balance to learn more about private coaching or for additional information.

Disclaimer: The information, advice, comments, and resources provided on this site are for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as therapeutic, legal, financial, or other personal advice. While all the information is written with good intention, personal situations vary and individuals are encouraged to seek out professional advice for specific situations. This site or the advice written within does not constitute therapy or counseling and will not be held liable for any financial, legal, personal or other losses occurred.

Springtime and the Busy Get Busier

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Hello Readers,

This is a busy time of year. Spring marks the beginning of a busy wedding season. So if you're getting married soon, remember to keep calm and enjoy the moments heading up towards your wedding day. Let go of everything you can't control and focus on the things you can do. Get help if you need it and keep your eye on your relationship. That's what it's all about!

I will be taking a blogging hiatus to focus on writing a book. It's one of those things on my bucket list, and I'm hoping it'll be a wonderful reading to help engaged couples learn from wedding professionals across the globe. If you're a wedding professional, definitely take a look at my Submissions Page so you can be included in this cool project! If you're a bride or groom, join our mailing list on the homepage for the latest updates and specials.

As always, I can be contacted by email or via social media if you have any questions or still need advice pertaining to the emotional aspects of planning your wedding. Plus, you can read through the many insightful past articles on the blog for additional help.

Wishing you peace, balance, & happiness,

Michal

Bridal Balance is an advice and motivational blog aimed at helping the bride-to-be reduce stress, build confidence and enjoy her engagement. It was founded by clinical social worker and certified professional life coach, Michal Caplan. Contact Bridal Balance to learn more about private coaching or for additional information.

Disclaimer: The information, advice, comments, and resources provided on this site are for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as therapeutic, legal, financial, or other personal advice. While all the information is written with good intention, personal situations vary and individuals are encouraged to seek out professional advice for specific situations. This site or the advice written within does not constitute therapy or counseling and will not be held liable for any financial, legal, personal or other losses occurred.

Monday Motivation

Posted on March 23, 2015 .

Bridal Balance is an advice and motivational blog aimed at helping the bride-to-be reduce stress, build confidence and enjoy her engagement. It was founded by clinical social worker and certified professional life coach, Michal Caplan. Contact Bridal Balance to learn more about private coaching or for additional information.

Disclaimer: The information, advice, comments, and resources provided on this site are for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as therapeutic, legal, financial, or other personal advice. While all the information is written with good intention, personal situations vary and individuals are encouraged to seek out professional advice for specific situations. This site or the advice written within does not constitute therapy or counseling and will not be held liable for any financial, legal, personal or other losses occurred.

Limousine Options: Which One is Right For Your Wedding Day?

Photo Courtesy of Echo Limousine

Photo Courtesy of Echo Limousine

Today's post is from Echo Limousine. They are the best-rated limo service company in Chicago, providing reliable and dependable car service with a wide range of customized packages suited to any needs and events.

Imagine it's your wedding day. Thinking about the entrance you want to make your wedding ceremony. How do you visualize it? Are you dropping from the sky in a hot-air balloon? Rolling by on a parade float? Or panting up to the door in your most comfortable sneakers after an invigorating run? These days, very little is off limits as far as wedding transportation goes.

One of the classic choices is the ever popular limousine. If this is what you are considering, choosing the right limousine to definitely has it' perks:

  • You can seat ten or more people comfortably.
  • You are able to watch TV.
  • Serve yourself from the bar, and
  • Have a chauffeur at your beck and call.

A big shiny limo is also impressive enough to instill awe in the occupants of those boring regular cars sitting in right next to your limo in traffic. There are lots of options available to you choose from so make sure to look at the variety of limos and ask some questions:

  • What limo types and sizes are available?
  • How many people can comfortably fit into each type and size?

You can seat anywhere from seven to twenty people in limos depending on the type of limo you reserve. Let's talk about the types.  

Types of Limos

Limos vary in size, amenities, luxuries, style and color, although most are black and white. Five main types of limos exist. Each is unique and serves its own unique purpose.

1. Stretch-Hummer Limos:

If you would like to ride with your entire wedding party, consider riding in style in a trendy Stretch-Hummer limo. It's luxurious with additional amenities:

  • Flat screen TV,
  • Disco balls,
  • Bar areas,
  • Glasses,
  • Tinted windows and much more.

Hummers have a rugged and very distinguishing exterior. They are a far cry from the classic limo look. While it's expensive, Stretch-Hummer limo is still very popular option for your weddings.

2. The Chauffeured Limo, Lincoln Town Car

For those who want to mix adventure with luxury, arranging a Lincoln Town Car for wedding would certainly be a memorable experience. A town car is a smaller chauffeur-driven option. It has a larger frame with a rear spacious passenger compartment, offering a substantial amount of foot room. This larger area gives you a more comfortable ride. Town cars generally accommodate two to three passengers but may just be the perfect way to get you and the groom to and from the festivities, at a lesser cost. This vehicle is unpretentious, earthy, and natural.

4. Extra-length, Custom-Coachwork Luxury Stretch Limousines

The current trend with wedding cars is very much the Stretch Limo. It's custom-crafted and stands apart from all other cars in styling, performance, value. These limos can come in a wide variety of setups, having the most flexibility in the ways they can be equipped for your wedding.

It can accommodate more people and larger wedding parties with the amenities to match. When you picture a limousine in your minds eye, it is very likely that you'll see a Stretch Limo. They simply exude class and luxury.

5. The Limo Party Bus

It may not provide you with that sleek wow factor, but it's functional and well equipped. The Limo Party Bus is different, and the difference lies in the purpose, which is transporting the entire wedding party. This is a great option as it has lots of room and even allows for standing space! It contains:

  • Plenty of seats for everyone;
  • Plenty of room for purses, coats, and champagne bottles; and
  • A fun, casual atmosphere on board.

To be fair, you can't expect this car to be the epitome of class, nor should you expect to feel as though you've stepped into anything resembling a limo. This is definitely a functional vehicle. Your entire wedding party fits inside, and that spells good times for you.

6. Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Limousines: The Lincoln Navigator Stretch

The flashy SUV Limos. Lincoln Navigators stretched out, are able to accommodate more people and larger parties. It can seat up to 14 passengers. Celebrities and VIPs are the typical types of people you would see renting this limo. It has the perfect mix of luxury and style. The SUV Limo is one of the hottest wedding day vehicle in the segment. It comes with all of the standard amenities including a full bar, interior ceiling lighting, multiple televisions, and spacious seating. 

Most of you want to arrive at your wedding in style, and these days many options are available. You could use any of these limos to get you to the church and reception on time. As long as something can move you from here and there, it's fair game. Admittedly, some limos might seem more appealing than others. Make sure you select the right limo to accommodate your wedding needs.

To learn more about Echo Limousine visit them at  www.echolimousine.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/echolimousine & Twitter https://www.twitter.com/EchoLimousine

 

 

Bridal Balance is an advice and motivational blog aimed at helping the bride-to-be reduce stress, build confidence and enjoy her engagement. It was founded by clinical social worker and certified professional life coach, Michal Caplan. Contact Bridal Balance to learn more about private coaching or for additional information.

Disclaimer: The information, advice, comments, and resources provided on this site are for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as therapeutic, legal, financial, or other personal advice. While all the information is written with good intention, personal situations vary and individuals are encouraged to seek out professional advice for specific situations. This site or the advice written within does not constitute therapy or counseling and will not be held liable for any financial, legal, personal or other losses occurred.

Monday Motivation

Posted on March 16, 2015 .

Bridal Balance is an advice and motivational blog aimed at helping the bride-to-be reduce stress, build confidence and enjoy her engagement. It was founded by clinical social worker and certified professional life coach, Michal Caplan. Contact Bridal Balance to learn more about private coaching or for additional information.

Disclaimer: The information, advice, comments, and resources provided on this site are for general informational purposes only. It is not intended as therapeutic, legal, financial, or other personal advice. While all the information is written with good intention, personal situations vary and individuals are encouraged to seek out professional advice for specific situations. This site or the advice written within does not constitute therapy or counseling and will not be held liable for any financial, legal, personal or other losses occurred.