When you plan your wedding, there are certain things that you hope to include: a beautiful dress, the perfect setting, a relaxed reception and a romantic honeymoon, to name a few. But the wedding you want may be out of your price-range and then you must decide whether to wait and save or to leave out some of the elements you would like to include, the honeymoon usually being the first to go. However, if you opt to have the ceremony during a cruise, you could find yourself enjoying a wonderful wedding without missing out on anything.
A reader on my Facebook page requested a post about song suggestions for an iPod playlist for a DJ-less wedding reception. She likes all kinds of music (Top 40 on the radio with a mix of some late ’90s and lots of classics) but her fiance has the complete opposite taste in music. They’d really just like a variety of songs that will make everyone happy (from 20 and 30 somethings to the older crowd, too). In my experience, a collection of songs from the ’80s/’90s along with some pop-style country and big hits from the ’50s/’60s are the best mix for a wedding reception. Here are my suggestions:
After reading this article on technology-free weddings, I was surprised at some of the backlash. (Though, I probably shouldn’t be, as every decision surrounding a wedding from napkin color to program protocol seems to be divisive.) We went no phones, no cameras at our wedding ceremony, and it was one of the best decisions we made that day.
Those of you who have followed my wedding planning from the beginning know that I wanted to have something tangible and lasting AFTER the whole shebang was over (I mean, next to a kick ass husband). Sure, we have gorgeous photos and a couple of little bits of decor smattered around the house but I really wanted something sentimental and personal to look at and love long after our vows. Finally, I settled on a wedding quilt.
There are many benefits of an all-inclusive honeymoon, which is why they’re so popular. You don’t have to worry about where to eat, how much you’re spending on meals or activities, or where to find something to do. If you want to enjoy a beach location with great weather and plenty to do, an all-inclusive honeymoon might be for you.
Don’t just close your eyes and stick your finger on a map hoping to come up with a great honeymoon destination at random. It’s worth the extra effort to put some thought and time into deciding on the perfect honeymoon destination for you and your fiancé. Here are five steps to help you do it:
Scientists have been looking at what really makes us happy. Can money truly buy happiness? Not necessarily! But what we choose to spend our money on can contribute to our happiness over time. Several recent studies have shown that people become happier with experiences, even small ones like going to the movies or for a hike. But what happens when they get material things? Happiness with material objects tends to decline over time.
It’s Wedding Wednesday again and I’ve got a really simple DIY tutorial for y’all. It’s a step-by-step tutorial for the quickie album that I made of all the cards we recieved for our wedding.
It’s really not that hard to plan and enjoy a great honeymoon, but there are all sorts of mistakes people make that can result in a nightmare of a honeymoon. Here are the twelve most common ways you can ruin your honeymoon:
Did you ring in the New Year with a brand new ring on your finger? If so, you most likely experienced a few moments of overwhelming bliss followed by a tiny bit of dread as soon as you realized all the work that lies ahead. But even though there’s a lot to do before you say “I do,” there are a few simple steps you can take that will have you waving goodbye to that pre-marital pressure you’re now feeling.
So here are five tips that will keep your inner bridezilla from breaking loose before the big day:
You already know that proper planning will make your honeymoon less stressful, but don’t forget to plan for the things you need to do right before you head to the airport. When you’re just a few days out from your honeymoon, make sure you cross these ten things off your to-do list.
It gets overwhelming to write those notes and try to make each one special. But how to accomplish that? Simple. Create a fill-in-the-blank template and fill it in Mad-Libs style (in your own handwriting!).