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Creating Your Unique Wedding Day

Wedding 4In your twenties and thirties, weddings seem to come in waves. You will go months or a year without any weddings. Next thing you know, you are invited to three in a row. What if this time, your wedding is one of those three invitations? How will you make your wedding unique? Fortunately for you, there are many choices available.

Details are very important to you… and why shouldn’t they be? The problem is knowing where to start. The ceremony and reception locations should be at the very top of your list. Once chosen, you are simply building around that. Are you interested in a space that offers a desired ambience or a blank slate? Both types of locations provide you with the opportunity to add your own personal touch. Modern brides are certainly thinking outside the box. Today’s venues include distinctive choices such as art galleries, libraries, zoos and industrial buildings. Choosing a spot simply depends on your imagination… and manpower.

Weddings can often take on a life of their own. There can be too many opinions (and options). You are trying to create a memorable event that showcases your personality and ideals. (However, your guests should enjoy themselves too!) Try thinking outside of the box and finding a compromise. Furthermore, involve your significant other! It is no surprise that there is typically one person who controls the reigns. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t regularly check-in and have your loved one feel involved. Invite your partner to throw in some ideas for the following:

The Ceremony

The ‘best of both worlds’ is an option. Couples are often exchanging their I do’s in an intimate ceremony, which is then followed by a lavish reception. A traditional ceremony can certainly be personalized. Religious couples may wish to include their favorite religious officiant. What if one person is not as religious? For some vow exchanges, modern couples are having an additional officiant. Again, it is the best of both worlds! Not exceptionally religious? You may wish to consider asking a friend or mentor to become licensed for your special occasion.

Reception

You both have made the commitment. Now, it is time to celebrate! While it is your special day, why not offer your guests the VIP treatment too? It is easy to do with a few simple gestures.

If your ceremony and reception are not in the same place, you may wish to offer transportation. Do you have rooms blocked off at a hotel? Guests often expect transportation to the actual venue; this ensures that everyone gets ‘home’ safely. Be sure to put someone in charge of filming the limo/party bus antics. There are sure to be some laughs along the way! Overnight guests would also certainly appreciate a thoughtful gift bag with some ‘essentials’ including snacks, aspirin and some information on local attractions. A local leading wedding resource suggests including gift certificates. Don’t forget a handwritten note!

Thinking outside of the box? You will be surprised at what some couples offer their guests. Imagine having your attendees arrive by hayride… or a hot air balloon? Before booking something a bit adventurous, be open to the idea that some people may not be comfortable with your selection. If possible, allow them some time to decide on how they wish to arrive.

Personalize your event space with treasures. Pictures, treasured mementos and other keepsakes offer guests a peek into your marriage. If possible, try to include some family favorites and heirlooms. With these special tokens, your guests are being truly welcomed to your marriage. People love to feel like they are a part of something. And more importantly, people love… love.

When selecting a bridal party, it is difficult to create a ‘cut-off’. Everyone is so special to you. For those not in the direct bridal party, why not include them by requesting their assistance as an usher. It is a way to involve your loved ones with the simplest of tasks. Plus, your guests will enjoy not having to walk around aimlessly looking for their table. Want to make it extra special? Provide your ushers with a helpful guide and some fun facts about your guests. This creates an easy, free flowing dialogue between two people that may not know each other.

Chances are that some of your wedding’s attendees already have children. It is your decision to have children attend. However, you should keep this in mind when setting the time and location. Some modern couples offer hired help to assist in taking care of the kids so parents may dance the night away. Whether children are close by or at your wedding, consider providing some kid friendly activities, healthy snacks and a nap area.

As the night winds down, surprise guests with a parting snack. After a night out, what are some of your favorite go-to treats? Something sweet? Something savory? Taco trucks, warm chocolate chip cookies, ice cream… the options are truly endless. And you don’t have to pick just one! You may opt to have a food truck to cater to your guests’ taste buds or send them home with an individual treat.

Once your wedding has passed, it doesn’t mean the memories have to stop. Wedding photo albums can take some time to be developed. When it comes to public photo sharing, you have many choices so take advantage. Do you have a wedding website? Later on, you may use this upload images, videos and songs. Combining both professional and candid shots is a great way to showcase your wedding.

Playfulness In Marriage

Wedding MarriageMost couples find it easy to do things together but find playing together a tedious and a difficult task. This has made romance difficult for them because playfulness is the foundation of romance. You can never be romantic unless you are playful and you cannot be romantic and be too serious. Please try to loosen up a little.

Couples should spend time together, playing and relaxing. They should spend time to be in their own world enjoying the best of time.

Children do enjoy the best of time playing together. The best way my little boy can ‘punish’ me if I offend him is to say “Daddy, I will not play with you again”. Little children do appreciate the wonders of playing together; they love you when you are their playmate.

Playing should be part of our family life. It create a sense of friendship and brotherhood. It create closeness, intimacy and bonding. It also brings out the best in us and make us to enjoy the best time, thus profiting our life.

When you see two young people in love, they are fond of doing lots of things together such as playing, visiting good places, strolling together, observing nature, appreciating the beauty of the sky, watch the ocean, spending time at the beach; thereby enjoying their lives and moments. Immediately after the wedding, most couples fails to continue this act but concentrates on making a living and raising their children. That is the beginning of difficult family life and decline in their love life.

Couples that wants a strong family life should make playing together a business.

A Rising Lifestyle Trend In Pune, Bachelors Party Celebrates Last Days Of Singlehood

A bachelor or bachelorette party few years ago were only wine and dine and dance to the tunes of hep songs at Clubs in Pune was the ritual of the bachelor parties. A sumptuous dinner is hosted by the groom/bride to their friends shortly before the wedding bells ring. Without any doubt it is a rising trend in India these days and more prominently in the metropolis like Pune. Though you may not see a stripper giving the lap dance to the lucky one but there has been a note of the rising trend in Pune where there are many people who hire the organisers for arranging a bachelor’s party along with their wedding. The concept is on the rise and the people getting married prefer to have a bachelor’s party organized.
Bachelor parties in Puneis catching up pace at an exhilarating rate. Bachelor parties are no more an affair of the opening of chilled beer cans and talking away till you lose a track of everything and moving your leg to the item songs. Now-a-days during the day the groom/bride and friends participate in various fun filled activities and hence the idea for liqueurs, party, gifts, dancing and these components teamed with peppy games are used to make the event an unforgettable one.
For many men the concept of bachelor’s party means drinking alcohol and eating food while dancing on raunchy item numbers.I have been to a couple of bachelor parties of my friends held at their flats. We had good food and lots of drinks accompanied by good music on which we danced till we could. It was a memorable experience and a fun filled celebration night for the groom to be. says Aditya Dandawate who also feels that these parties are like any other party that one has and there is no proscribed in hosting such parties. The wedding coordinator gets orders to organize bachelor parties where people mainly demand of a remote location, a farmhouse preferably and good food with ample amount of liqueur. The idea is to enjoy the bachelorhood during its last few days.
The bachelorette parties are another scene altogether, as they involve a totality fun oriented activities like wedding shower with the for the bride right from the expensive jewellery to naughty stuff, playing games related to marriage, friends and elders giving the bride advice about how to have a perfect marriage, toasting to the bride and dancing are some activities that happen amongst many others. Goa seems to be the favorite destination for many for holding a bachelor’s party. The idea is to get a vacation full of party and fun and destination provides adventure along with fun through the water sports, different hangouts and clubs that it has. Some people believe in having a more relaxed bachelor’s by spending time at a spa followed by a quite dinner party with close friend. Others believe in going to places or doing weird stuff like adventure sports, trekking etc. But apart from the distinction in the way of doing it, the concept of bachelor’s party is making its place in the Indian culture with people leaving no single opportunity to party and be merry.

Bachelorette Party Games Suggestions For A Classy Celebration

Marriage is one of the most solemn and life-changing rite of passage a woman would undergo. But that does not mean that she cant enjoy her last day as a single woman with friends. If anything, it is a must that she indulges in their company, as well as some bachelorette party games in order to build up excitement and prevent pre-wedding jitters. But a maid-of-honor has to be careful when planning these things, because they could potentially have negative physical implications on the wedding party if taken out of control. For classy bachelorette party games suggestions, you can refer to the list below:

Trivia games  Do some research on the bride, groom and their relationship with each other, and have the entourage guess the answers, either individually or in teams. Set up questions that are quirky and obscure like her pet peeves, that weird romantic moment with her husband-to-be and perhaps, her past romantic blunders, and see who among the contestants know a lot. Obviously, the person who gets the most answers correct wins. For prizes, you can distribute chocolates, a bottle of wine or underwear, as bridesmaids are known to be as lucky as the bride in weddings. The objective of this game is to reinforce the presence of moral support for the relationship and to boost the brides confidence in what she intends to go through the day after her wedding.

I never  This is a simple game. Chosen members of the entourage, if not all, will be given a series of scenarios in which they will admit to doing or never doing through taking shots. No one wins in this game, but it is still fun, nevertheless, as the game can be revealing. As an organizer, you have to be very creative at what you present, so you dont waste time with boring details. The advantage of doing this activity is that you can strengthen peoples bonds and let them get to know each other more. To save the people from getting drunk and knocked out easily, you might want to serve light drinks instead of tequila or beer.

Scavenger hunts  To splash some fun controversy into the party, you can separate guests into smaller groups and put together a scavenger hunt of any item related to the couple, which guests will present to the bride once they have found an item. The team who gets the most items wins, of course, and you can have them choose any one of the treasures to keep. It would certainly be fun if you can actually get them to go outside the venue and search for the items in neighboring facilities. They (and especially you and the bride) would definitely get a kick out of carrying a life-size bride and groom doll in public. It can be a bit noisy, but, you can still consider it part of the classy bachelorette party games list.

Wedding gown creation  Lastly, split the party guests into teams. Using tissue paper, have them create wedding gowns for the bride in under ten minutes. Afterwards, have them showcase their finished products and get the bride to judge. Allow them to use whatever they find in the venue as accessories. This should certainly be interesting and amusing to watch.

Bachelorette party games should not be uptight and formal, because that would defeat their purpose, but, you can keep it at a certain level of refinement through your mechanics and tools.

Explaining The Meaning Of Uninsured Losses

Wedding 3Car insurance is not merely an important part of protecting yourself financially on the road – its a legal necessity. However if youre trying to make a claim after being involved in an accident that wasnt your fault, you might come across something called uninsured losses. We take a look at exactly what that means for your cover

Uninsured losses can be described as potential financial losses, and they aren’t usually covered by a standard insurance policy. Uninsured losses generally include: injury to yourself or your passengers; loss of earnings; cost of alternative travel arrangements; or recovery of your policy excess from a third party. These are all very common costs incurred as a result of an accident, and you will understandably want to protect yourself against them.

According to the Department for Transport, around 3,500 people are killed and 40,000 are seriously injured on Britain’s roads each year. If youre involved in an accident, it could seriously affect your health or ability to work, and therefore have grave financial implications too. Standard insurance will always cover liabilities to third parties. However, if an accident isnt your fault, you will have to make a case to the other partys insurance provider in order to cover the damage incurred. If the other party does not take responsibility, this could potentially turn into a costly and lengthy legal procedure.

Some insurance providers may recommend that you take out optional additional cover, often from as little as 20, to boost your protection and cover uninsured losses. With Greenbee Legal Protection, for example, you would have up to 100,000 towards legal expenses to help recover these potential losses. Just make sure you contact your insurance provider immediately after an accident, as there may be time limits that apply.

The Government is currently investing in a road safety strategy, which is aiming for a 40% reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured in road accidents by the end of 2010. We can all do our part to make Britains roads safer by driving carefully at all times. However, even if you are a safe and conscientious driver, you cannot always guarantee how other people may behave on the roads. By taking out comprehensive insurance you will give yourself great financial protection from accidents and as a result hopefully feel a little safer behind the wheel.