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Friday, December 14, 2018

Getting Married At Christmas? Here's Some Ideas

Seeing as Christmas is coming up, and so are your big day plans, there’s a good chance you’re going
to be forking out a lot of money just in time for the New Year. It’s not something most people want to
do, but it’s worth it! However, if you’re feeling a little doubtful about it, why not mix the two big days
together, and have your wedding day during the Christmas time?


Getting married just in time for the crux of the festive season itself is a great way to show your love to
your partner. And there’s a lot of different ways you can include some festive ideas in your celebrations
- but if you’re in need of a bit of inspiration, here’s some ideas to peruse through. Feel free to mix and match!


Getting married between two pines might be a little romantic. (Image)


The Period is All About Family


And because of that, a wedding at Christmas time should focus on the most important people in both your lives!.
After all, there’s quite a few roles in a traditional wedding ceremony that require a younger sister or and older brother
to fill in for, and the festive season will just help to impact that.


You can get everyone on the dance floor with Christmas songs we all find cheesy and secretly love, and film your Dad
singing his heart out to Mariah Carey. Everyone is available during the Christmas season, as we all come home to spend
time with our nearest and dearest, so you won’t have any missed RSVPs either!


Early Evenings are Great for Receptions!


If you and your partner are party people, getting married during the winter is probably going to be the best idea for you - the
nights start a lot earlier than they do during the summer, and that means longer parties and reception dances! You can book
the wedding at an earlier starting time during the day, and even get an earlier flight off to your honeymoon afterwards, to make
sure the jet lag isn’t too bad when you arrive at the romantic destination of your dreams.


Why Not Head Away?


Christmas is a great time to get married, simply because you have more of an excuse to go on vacation for it! Hey, it’s a holiday
season! You can get married in another country, rent a house for a beach wedding, and then say I do underneath an altar of palm
trees and warm sun on your skin.


That’ll be much better than staying at home to chill to the bone in your bare armed wedding dress inside a church, or out in a field
where the ground’s all muddy. Just imagine the kind of photographs you’re going to be able to take as well, with paradise in the
background, and you and your partner just as stunning in the foreground.

Getting married at Christmas can be great, just make sure you’re ready for the festive season to bulk out your celebration.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Secrets For A Fun-Filled Wedding Reception

While your wedding ceremony is a magical and essential part of any wedding day, it’s the reception that most brides,
grooms, and guests look forward to. After all, who doesn’t want to eat fabulous foods, have a drink or two, and dance
the night away? Your wedding day will go by much faster than most would like, which is why you should ensure that you
enjoy every minute of it. With that in mind, here are six secrets to help you plan a fun-filled wedding reception.


Get Your Guests There
Unless your ceremony and reception are being held at the same venue, all of your guests are going to need to get from
one place to another. If you have guests that can’t drive or will struggle to get to the reception for another reason, then
this could cause problems. To ensure your reception gets off to a good start, you could hire transportation for anyone
who may need it.


Arrange The Seating Carefully
When it comes to arranging the seating for your reception, it’s probably best that you don’t play matchmaker. Although
you may want to build bridges between feuding loved ones or set one guest up with another, this can cause awkwardness,
tension, and even arguments. It makes much more sense to seat friends together so that everyone can actually have some fun.


Keep Your Guests Fed
Hungry and thirsty guests are much more likely to leave your reception before the festivities are over. To prevent this, you should
arrange for food to come in frequently throughout the event and find a bartender for hire to serve drinks. Ensure that there are
plenty of snack foods available at all times and arrange for there to be non-alcoholic options, like tea, coffee, and soft drinks.


Rethink The First Dance
All eyes are on you during your first dance, so make sure that you make it memorable. After all, this is the perfect opportunity
to surprise your guests. You could start out with a classic first dance song and then switch things up and break into something
a little more energetic. This will provide plenty of laughs and encourage everyone to get on the dance floor.


Change Into Something Comfortable
Wedding dresses are absolutely beautiful, but, depending on the gown you’ve chosen, they can get quite uncomfortable
throughout the night. For this reason, you should consider changing into something else once your first dance is over. Whether
this is a white jumpsuit or little white dress, you’ll feel happier overall, which means that your guests will too.


Plan For The Children
Kids can liven up a wedding reception like you wouldn’t believe. However, if they get bored and cranky, they can also
bring the mood right down. To ensure your small guests have a great time too, you should plan to entertain them
throughout the night. You could book a child entertainer, hire a bouncy castle, or even set up an entire room for them to play in.

Wedding receptions are supposed to be a night to remember, and, hopefully, with the advice above, yours can be.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Where Do You Meet Your Significant One?

Every year in the USA, 2.3 million couples wed. To give you a rough idea of volumes, that’s the equivalent of 6,200 weddings a day
all year through. Needless to say, it’s a humongous number of wedding ceremonies, so it’s only natural to wonder how these couples
managed to meet and get together. First of all, it’s interesting to note that a significant number of couples benefit from previous experience
when it comes to meeting their significant one. Indeed, one-third of the individuals who get married every year have been married before,
meaning that they’re more likely aware of the best and worst spots to find their second half.
Ultimately, if you’re a believer that there is someone out there who’s right for you, finding them can be the equivalent of looking for a needle
in a haystack. Where do you start looking and how can you know when the search is over?



You didn’t have a choice in old days
While modern society has brought people the right to make decisions about their lifestyles, their careers, their families and, most importantly,
their love lives. Indeed, arranged marriages were a historic tradition that meant involved someone else than the bride and the groom.
The tradition continues to exist in distant regions of the globe, but in most places, couples are in control. Historically, arranged marriages
were used as a way to ensure diplomatic, economic and politic agreements between two families. What this means, to put it clearly, is that
the bride and the groom were selected by the families to ease a situation, such as royal weddings brought peace to European regions.
Ultimately, the question at the time was not of where you would meet your significant other, but what their family would bring to yours.

What do modern couples prefer?
Nowadays, as the situation has changed, more and more people find this freedom of choice challenging. Left to their own devices, modern couples
revert to traditional strategies to meet their second half. Indeed, almost 48% of MIllennials met their significant others through common friends,
establishing their initial connection in real life. However, this isn’t to say that online dating can’t be a successful approach. In fact, almost 10% of
couples met via an online dating site, such as weddings like this; you can find out more about
How online dating transformed Joe Kashurba and his bride’s lives here. The lesson here is that, while there is a variety of meeting options,
most couples naturally look in the best place for their personality.

Choice is nothing without a compatibility test
There’s a big difference between meeting someone and marrying them. And that’s precisely why you need to keep an open mind, not only regarding
where you meet your partner, but also how you determine that they’re right for you. Discussing your perspective on life can reveal plainly whether a
union has a chance or not. People who share a belief or a direction are more likely to stay together. If you’re politically, spiritually and emotionally
incompatible, you’ll struggle to maintain your marriage.


When it comes to weddings, the idea of a soul mate who’s waiting for you is absurd. The world is filled with interesting people, and consequently,
you’re likely to get on with more than one individual. The secret is to open your options to meet new people, through friends and online sites,
and assess your compatibility.


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Thursday, December 6, 2018

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Gear Up Your Marriage To Go The Distance - By Starting Off With A Road Trip For A Honeymoon


When most couples are thinking about what they want for their honeymoon, they are likely to be considering a fancy getaway at some exotic destination. After what is often a grueling and challenging experience to plan for a wedding, this can often become a major source of conflict between two newly-weds. The truth is, it doesn’t need to be. A well planned and executed road trip honeymoon can offer just as much adventure and excitement. More importantly, it can actually set the foundation for a strong and long-lasting marriage. If you are not sold, consider these advantages.

It is far less stressful

So much of the planning for a honeymoon on the road is in the hands of the two lovebirds. This essentially means that once you've selected your vehicle and your direction of travel, you can pretty much make it what you want it to be. You don’t necessarily have to worry about customs or hotel bookings (you could if you want). The point is, the choice of what to do, where and when, is barely influenced by anyone else. Once you are geared up and ready to go, it will be just you, your lover and endless possibilities on the road. This makes it easy to have your full focus on your partner, instead of having to worry about logistical headaches ahead.

It saves on money
Most couples tend to splash on their wedding and their honeymoon and then end up struggling to make ends meet in the few months that follow. While no one can be faulted for wanting to have a perfect start to their married life, it is also prudent to manage the process and make the most of what is in your hands.

A honeymoon on the road presents numerous opportunities to save on costs. You can set up outdoors and avoid paying hotels for accommodation. You can also pre-pack food and drinks. This will mean that you only spend money on special occasions, like if you want to sample some unique local dish or when having a romantic dinner somewhere.

You can keep going

The fact that a road trip honeymoon is less expensive and more in your hands than anyone else’s means that you can almost go on for as long as you want. You can drive out as far as you want and take in as many sights as possible. You will easily avoid time pressure from situations such as expired hotel bookings or visas. This creates room for the kind of bonding experience that could in fact be so much better than if you flew to the other side of the world. 

The power to choose what to do and where to do it allows most of the focus to be on the relationship and not logistics. Less distractions mean more intimacy throughout your escapade, which really is the whole point of the honeymoon in the first place.


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