Wedding Ideas For Cycling Enthusiasts

By Bridget Mora

Many brides and grooms share an interest or a hobby in common. Your wedding is a great opportunity to highlight that passion and to share it with your guests. If you are a cycling enthusiast, these are some great ideas on how to incorporate your sport into your wedding to really make it reflect who you are.

Most people these days who are serious cyclists rely on the latest high tech bikes to help them take their sport to the highest level. This is great, but the fact is that modern day bikes do not really have an air of romance about them. However, old fashioned looking bicycles do, and this can be a terrific starting point for a wedding motif for cyclists.

Start with your wedding invitations. Choose either a letterpress or an engraved motif to use on the top of the stationery. Great ideas would be an illustration of an old-timey bike with the giant front wheel or a tandem bicycle. Even if you do not ordinarily ride a tandem bike with your intended, the symbolism of a bicycle built for two is perfect for the marriage of two cyclists.

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There are all sorts of creative ways to include a cycling motif in your reception. One fun idea is to use creative names for your reception tables. You could name each table after a personal favorite place to bike, or after some of the most important cycling races. Table names like the Tour de France or the Giro D’Italia would be unique and interesting. Another idea would be to use illustrations instead of names for the tables. One could have a bicycle helmet, another a tandem bike, a third a bell, and so on.

The wedding favors offer another chance to do some fun and expressive. The obvious choice for cycling enthusiasts would be custom frosted sugar cookies in the shape of bicycles. Have some fun with your cake topper too; have one custom made with a tiny bride and groom riding together on a tandem bike. You can also think about incorporating your hobby in the design of the groom’s cake, which offers the perfect opportunity for personalization.

Brides who are very athletic sometimes find it a bit difficult to choose a gown that looks both feminine and natural on them. The likely trouble spots for wedding gown shopping are strong shoulders and powerful thighs, which look great in casual clothing, but can be tougher to fit into formalwear. Fabric and cut will help to flatter a muscular frame the best. You can soften broad shoulders with a gown that has draped chiffon shoulders, while an A-line skirt will not cling to muscular thighs. Feminine wedding jewelry will add elegance and grace to the wedding ensemble. The best part is that many styles of wedding jewelry can be worn again for future special occasions.

I have saved the best for last. There is only one natural fitting ending to the wedding of a pair of cycling enthusiasts, and that is making your grand exit together on a tandem bicycle. The image of the newlyweds riding off together on their bicycle built for two is the perfect ending to a beautiful wedding.

About the Author: Bridget Mora writes articles for to assist brides with all aspects of wedding planning.

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My Lovely Shoes

Submitted by: Deng Limin

Every girl dreaming of having a perfect dating, it is really a pity if you miss a dating just because of dating clothing or shoes. I have had such an experience. It is a funny and sweet story that can be recall about.

Just a few minutes ago, my boy friend phoned me that we two are going to have a dating, I quickly checked my wardrobe and found out my favorite and charming clothes. I think I will give him a fresh look. Everything is Just a few minutes ago, my boy friend phoned me that we two are going to have a dating, I quickly checked my wardrobe and found out my favorite and charming clothes. I think I will give him a fresh look. Everything is ready, I am dreaming about the fantastic date. Unfortunately, when I reached the shoebox, I am really upset that I didn t have the appropriate shoes. What should I do to make my dating perfect?

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I find the kind of shoes that matches my clothes. Now I am worried about the shipping. If it needs much too time, I would miss my dating. So I am consult to their customers service. He told me that the wholesale city provide the most intimate service, the shipping is the most efficient. As I need the shoes now, they will send it to me by personal delivery.

The wholesale city did what they say, I receive my shoes before my dating. I open the packing box, the wholesale shoes give me a big surprise. The wholesale shoes are the same as I see in the website. The color and the size just fit me. As I often hear from friend about the bad service attitude of the online sales. The wholesale city just eliminates my worries about shopping online. They really believe in the criterion: customers first.

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About the Author: My name is Denglimin, I am a undergraduate from Jiangxi Science&Technology Normal University, now I am working as an English Editor at

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Ouch That Hurts! A Nursing Moms Guide To Treating Plugged Ducts

By Carrie Lauth

A plugged duct is a mass of milk or cells that cause the flow of milk to become “stuck”. It often happens to women who have an abundant milk supply.

You may feel a hard bump on your breast, or have swelling and tenderness. You may see a red area on your breast, or it may look streaky. It may also feel warm to the touch. Plugged ducts usually affect only one breast at a time but there are exceptions.

Plugged ducts can be caused by several things including: pressure on the duct from ill fitting clothing or a bra (especially too tight or underwire bras) or even baby carriers that put pressure on the breast. Nursing schedule changes that contribute to baby nursing (or Mom pumping) irregularly, stressful times like holidays and vacations can cause it too.

A clogged duct is uncomfortable but thankfully, there are several things you can do at home to treat it.

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The most important treatment is to keep nursing. Some Moms are told that they have to wean their babies when they experience a plugged milk duct, but this is false. Weaning would mean more pain and the simple plug could lead to a more serious infection or abscess. Keep nursing your baby and offer the breast with the plugged duct first. Baby sucks with more vigor at the beginning of the nursing.

This may require some contortion, but try to “aim” the baby’s chin towards the plugged duct. Her suction will be strongest in the area of the clogged duct, helping clear it out.

Get lots of rest! Plugged ducts are often a symptom of Mom doing too much too fast after having a baby.

More tips:

Use a warm compress and gentle massage on the breast with the clogged duct.

Get in the shower and aim the shower head on your sore breast. Get the water as hot as you can comfortably stand, then massage your breast. Start from high up on the chest and rub down, towards the nipple. You may see milk shoot out, or a stringy looking ribbon, or even a crystallized, dried milk clump if the duct clears out. As soon as possible after doing this, nurse your baby to empty the breast further.

Loosen clothing and bra so there is less constriction on breasts while nursing. If you use underwire bras, switch to a soft cup style for awhile, or permanently if plugged ducts are an ongoing problem.

Once the blockage is gone, the hard lump will disappear and tenderness will go away. If the pain or swelling becomes worse or you have flu-like symptoms, you may have mastitis. The remedies mentioned above can heal mastitis, but if it doesnt respond to home care in two days, call your Lactation Consultant or a La Leche League leader for recommendations.

About the Author: Carrie Lauth is a Mom of 4, breastfeeding educator and the owner of

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