5 Fitness Trends to Build into Wedding Planning

Categories Budget + Resources

Happy New Year!
Ugh! Those dreaded holiday pounds… Need a few ideas for shedding them? Planning a wedding too? Great–this post is for all of us. This new year offers a healthy start for getting in shape–more convenient, more social, and more affordable than ever.

FIVE 2014 fitness trends you can build into wedding planning that are affordable & fun!

5 fitness trends for 2014

Wedding planning is not for wimps. It takes goals, a plan, and perseverance to execute them. And what better time to start {hello, 2014!} to make S.M.A.R.T. goals {Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-based}–from fitness to wedding planning! Get your free printable wedding planning checklist and let’s take a look at

5 of the hottest fitness trends for 2014

 

1. High Intensity Interval Training {HIIT}

Sprint over to this type of training if you want fast results in a short amount of time {& who doesn’t?!}. Usually around 30 minute workouts, HIIT involves short bursts of high-intensity activity followed by recovery periods of lesser intensity. From the gym to the park, get a fast, highly-effective workout over your lunch hour!

 

2. Body Weight Training

For minimalists {and those without gym memberships} who want to grab a workout anytime, anywhere–at no cost! Beyond push-ups, here are 50 body-weight exercises you can do anywhere. Get in shape on your own time–without paying a dime.

 

3. Workout Happy Hours

Replacing “networking” with “sweat-working” friends are getting together over elliptical machines–rather than nacho platters after work these days. And fitness companies are stepping it up too–check your local store out to see what social dimensions they’re adding for customers who want to have fun and challenge each other on the road to fitness. Working out has never been more social! 

 

4. Group Training Sessions

When the times get tough, the tough get going in 2014! Many personal trainers are becoming more understanding of tough economic times and have begun offering group training sessions to help soften the costs and spread out the fees for motivated clients. Get your group on + personalized fitness training sessions.

 

5. Yoga

Ironic, this ancient practice continues to “trend”. Yoga is a crowd-pleaser–not only because of its many health benefits {from stress busting to calorie busting} but also because it’s constantly being reinvented for the partaker. There are so many different types of yoga for every type of need. Pick up your mat and pick your Yoga style.

 

What do you think? Share your favorite fitness trend for 2014 as well as your favorite fitness app!

 

Sources

Huffington Post
Outside Online
American College of Medicine

 

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Best of 2013: Most Popular Color Mondays

Categories Inspiration

We hope you had a FABULOUS holiday with family and friends! Don’t break out that calorie counting app just yet–we’ve got more sweetness for you to feast on today :)

Our Color Monday blog series has become a favorite–for you and for us! It’s so much fun to to translate current wedding looks into mood and color boards that celebrate the trends and unique wedding ideas. Here are 9 of your favorite Color Monday inspiration boards. Most popular. Most pinned. Most shared. Which is your favorite?

Pink and Gold.
Pink and gold is a fierce and on-trend color combo. Featuring 2 different pinks + gold, this look is girly and glamorous! 

Pink and gold wedding inspiration

 

Cozy Winter.
Even if yours is not a winter wedding, this gentle color scheme and cozy inspiration inspires and delights.

Winter wedding color inspiration from MagnetStreet

 

Classic Wedding.
This inspiration features irresistible vintage florals and stationery with bold typography.

Classic wedding style with vintage florals

 

Blue and Gold.
Cool blue and glamorous gold go together–like bees and honey! And everyone is wild about a metallic wedding ideas.

Metallic Wedding Ideas from MagnetStreet

 

Amber Waves.
Color inspiration for a fall or Thanksgiving wedding … featuring a simple floral invitation. 

Fall Wedding Colors and Inspiration

 

Fall in love.
5 radiant colors for a fall wedding. This inspiration features a whimsical floral design.

 

fall wedding colors from MagnetStreet

 

September Crush.
This rustic September wedding celebration is elegant, vibrant and full of energy–with the tone reflected in the trendy pocket invitation.

September wedding colors & inspiration from MagnetStreet

 

Dress Blues
A regal and formal military wedding inspiration that features black, blue and gold.

Military wedding inspiration and color palette

 

Autumn Splendor.
October is a lovely month for marrying and this country and rustic fall wedding inspiration resonated with Autumn enthusiasts.

fall wedding colors and ideas

Which is your favorite wedding color inspiration board?

 

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Announcing! Our 4 New Stationery Papers

Categories Wedding Stationery

Color. Design. And Paper …  The 3 most important elements when it comes to your wedding stationery! As your colors set the mood and your design {and wording} set the tone, your paper type should work in perfect harmony to bring them both to life! That said, we’re super excited to share our 4 new papers with you. Although equally luxurious, each of these paper types brings a unique look and feel to the table.

Meet Our 4 New Stationery Paper Types

Premium Smooth wedding invitation paper type

Hello, Premium Smooth!

Luxurious in look and feel, this smooth paper has a beautiful matte look and a soft, eggshell finish. Most popular, this thick, heavyweight paper stock is perfect for all designs and colors! 

 

Linen wedding invitation paper from MagnetStreetGreetings, Fine Linen!

An elegant, delicately textured paper that emulates the look of fine linen fabric. Printing on this pattern adds a subtle sheen to colors and photos, allowing them to pop with vibrancy.

 

Felt texture invitation paper from MagnetStreet

Nice to meet you, Pressed Texture!

Soft, sturdy and distinctly textured, this matte paper has the handmade look and feel of a watercolor canvas. Perfect for artistic, earthy and rustic designs.

 

Luxe Pearl paper from MagnetStreet

It’s a pleasure, Luxe Pearl!

Imported from Italy, this smooth, specialty paper has an iridescent effect that softens colors and photos. This heavyweight pearl paper is a lovely choice for trendy designs and artful themes i.e. Art Deco style.

 

*These 4 papers are available for Save the Date Cards, Wedding Invitation Suites, Programs, Favor Boxes and Large Folded Holiday Cards as well! Learn more about each paper type to decide which one is best for your design and wedding style.

 

After you’re done learning about our new papers …
Don’t miss your chance to WIN 150 Save the Dates in our new sweepstakes. Enter here on Facebook.

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Why Knowing Your Wedding Style is Important

Categories Resources + Wedding Planning

Right in between talking over your wedding budget and creating your wedding Pinterest boards, lies the enjoyable process of discovering your wedding style! It’s super fun and very important!

{Have you taken our fun, 10 question quiz to help you discover your wedding style!}

Wedding Style Quiz from MagnetStreet

 

Your wedding style is important because it will influence:

  • the colors you choose
  • the season in which you marry
  • the formality of your event
  • the mood you want to set
  • your venue choices
  • your attire and that of your wedding party
  • your flowers
  • your wedding stationery

Planning a wedding is no small fete. Just ask any couple that have gone before you! It takes a lot of focus, research and patience. Even the most style-savvy have difficulty narrowing down all the choices that need to be made to get a cohesive wedding look.

So, where does a planning bride-to-be begin?

Within your own heart
Think about what makes you happy. What inspires you and makes your heart sing.

  • Is it city life with all the lights, hustle and bustle? All things trendy and modern have your name on it.
  • Is it being in nature–on top of a mountain or on a beach? Heels? Not so much. Gardens, retreats and sandy havens are more your thing.
  • Love to roam about antique stores and make what’s old, new again? Words like timeless, vintage and retro easily fall off your tongue. 
  • Do you gravitate toward all things quirky and whimsical? Offbeat and unique is what’s expected from you.

Start with your heart and you won’t go wrong. Wedding planning will be so much easier and more enjoyable if you allow it to be a natural reflection of yourselves!

So, what is your wedding style?

 

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