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Honeymoon Tips to make Your Trip Memorable

 

While you’re still basking in post-wedding bliss, here’s how you can make your honeymoon trip extra romantic and totally unforgettable. 

The most important trip of a couple’s marriage is their honeymoon, because this is when they get to know each other, share secrets, and make incredible memories. 

 

PRIVACY!!!!!!!!! 

 

The first and the most important thing about making a memorable honeymoon are to make sure both of you are the only people in this trip.  Avoid interruptions from the outside world whether its work, the family is missing you guys or the friends need to gossip. Friends and family can wait.

 

When to Start Planning

 

Next step, as soon as you know your wedding date, start planning the honeymoon! Just keep in mind that one or both of you may want to change your surname, so you will have to make a decision about surnames for bookings requiring both of your names. Whether you decide to go on your honeymoon right after your ceremony or a few months later, you need to talk about a destination, make travel arrangements and figure out what activities you both enjoy.

 

Choose the Destination Together 

 

Discuss what kind of holiday you would like to go for; Romantic or adventurous, peaceful or exciting, road-trip or luxury cruise, culture or nature. These really help narrow down the destinations you can plan. Once decided on the theme you would like to go with, list down 5 destinations which you like and ask your spouse to do the same that’ll give you some direction. One the list is narrowed down, read up about the destinations and narrow it down further to the two most fitting ones and then decide. 

 

Leave Room for Surprises

 

Another tip to plan a honeymoon is to schedule surprises for your new spouse throughout the trip. Whether it’s SkyDiving, a special dinner near the sea or even a couple’s massage, consider packing little personal touches like chocolates and candles, then setting up a playlist filled with soft music for a night in as a surprise. Take some time to see what your hotel, resort or the surrounding area offers to add a little excitement to your honeymoon.

 

Do something adventurous

 

Besides, doing something out of your comfort zone also gives you a special memory to look back upon. Or if that’s too much for either of you, plan an activity that’s more toned down but still new to the both of you.

 

Lastly, take as many pictures together as you can, take a Polaroid camera if need be. And make memories. 

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Is this article a follow up to the 5 creative proposal ideas? Pff no ….

Now getting married is no easy task, planning and executing a wedding must have been insanely stressful and tiring.  We all know sitting on stage for hours and hours alone makes you feel as if you’ve sat enough for a lifetime, now you’re ready to move about, you’ve done the whole family dinners, the meet and greets and the courteous smiles to people you may or may have not met. now it’s time for the two of you to go on your honeymoon. 

Now unless you’re filthy rich you might not get to take such a vacation like your honey money for years to come, and boy god forbid, after the little ones, will it just be the two of you alone? You want to make sure you make the most of it, but you don’t want to be bummed out after you get to your destination only to find out you’ve spent thousands and your destination isn’t all that you hoped for. 

That’s why we’re here to help you!

Pir sohawa and monal restaurant………………………………………… we’re joking relax

Ok onto the real ideas.

 

 

St Regis Florence:

Does your better half love romance? Does she like beautiful places? Do you both like a place full of history and culture? If so a trip to Florence Italy, is the place you should be at. The meals, the night sky , the art , culture, oh we can go on and on. The view from your room is guaranteed to set the mood. For you and your wife. And the best part, Italian hotspots such as Venice, Rome and the amalifi coast are but a small road trip away. But just take our word for it. Do your research too. Google images is a click away.

 

Walt Disney World:

We all want a happily ever after right? Assuming your wife has been dreaming of this day since she first saw a Disney movie, wouldn’t it be awesome to bring her to a place where dreams come true? Disney world gives newly weds packages that give you a cruise to the Bahamas. So if you’ve got money and want to spend it in the most magical way ever, all you need to do is go for this option and poof your moneys gone (we kid we kid). From fast passes to spas and other amenities, a Disney honeymoon is something the two of you will definitely enjoy. And the best part, you can even plan you own fireworks show while on the cruise. Now isn’t that dreamy?

 

Las Vegas, Nevada:

Do you and your partner like to party, want to just go and have a night out every night of your honeymoon, well then head over to Las Vegas, just make sure either of you don’t have a gambling habit otherwise that honeymoon might end way too soon. Plus, its haram.

But moving on from that, Las Vegas is ideal if you want to experience a fun night out, from fountain shows, magic shows and lots of street attractions.  Did we mention Vegas has some of the best hotels? 

 

Santorini, Greece:

You know this one. See Santorini and romance go hand in glove. This place literally reeks of romance. Start your day with its beautiful sunrise and end with its sunset. Pure matrimonial bliss. Santorini even offers thrill seekers the chance to go on hiking trips, do some cliff diving if you’re into that sort of thrill and even riding ATVs. If you’re not into any of that then just head down to its famous black sand beaches. Did we mention the city even has hot springs? Celebrate your honeymoon just like the Greeks do.

 

Bora Bora:

Now this one is the one place that is truly the getaway everyone deserves but the one not everyone can afford. Quite simply, Bora Bora is expensive, and it might not be for your average honeymoon couple, but hey if you can afford it, do consider it. 

White beaches, crystal clear blue lagoons and did we mention a volcano, yup its scenic alright. Bungalows perched above the water on high stilts that you and your partner can take a dip into anytime right from the swimming platform. Catch the sunrise without leaving your room and pamper yourselves with the resorts spa. Indulge in its breath-taking panoramic views, and enjoy food fit for a king and queen.

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Asking for your partner’s hand in marriage is one of the biggest moments in your life. With such a big moment headed your way, you want to make sure you’re best prepared, after all you want your partner to know you’ve put a considerable amount of thought into this. 

Now we don’t mean, bending down and going on one knee, after all that’s so cliché, its 2019 ya’ll, get on with the times. See everyone does that, but wouldn’t you rather give your partner a proposal he or she will remember? One that they will look back on fondly every time they take a trip down memory lane? Of course you would! 

I mean you only get married once right? Hopefully. 

Well then let’s get started.

 

The Photo-booth Proposal

Now you know and we know that the best time to surprise anyone is when they’re least expecting it. After all who in their right mind will expect a marriage proposal in the middle of a photo booth / shoot session. 

You press the start button and as the booth takes click and snaps your impromptu photo-shoot where your making funny faces imagine the look on her face when you bust out that box and pop it open and BAM, the machine has done its job, capturing the moments before during and after that ring has been busted out. Now that sir is candid.

 

Destination proposal

Now we all know about a destination wedding, but how about a destination proposal, planning a trip with your soul mate. The two of you alone? Check! Beautiful place? Check! Romantic mood! Check. Ring? Check. Yes? You know it brother. 

 

Facebook live

Are you the type that would ask for your partner’s hand in marriage in public? In Front of a large crowd? Well in that case Facebook live is perfect for you. Make sure you know where the love of your life is, go live, walk right up to her and ask her to marry you. If she says yes, then mission accomplished. If she says no well, let’s just hope not too many people were watching your live stream. 

 

Instagram Anniversary Proposal

Since we’re talking about Facebook live and what not, here’s another social media proposal idea.

Remember the day you guys made it official? Well, wait for that date to come on a few minutes before the clock strikes 12 upload 9 Instagram posts of one picture that says “Will you marry me?” super imposed on a picture of the both of you. And then wait for her call or for her to comment. 

 

The Old Fashioned Way

Forget everything, have your mom call her mom. Don’t tell you Phupos because we know the humans in snake skin. At this point you want to stay away from “Nazar”.

Now imagine her reaction when her mom goes up to her and says ”Call ayi thi ’….’ ammi kii. ” That’s sure to get her heart racing. Maybe that’s how it should be done instead of the mentioned Yahoodi tricks to charm your woman.

 

Bonus- idea:  Place the damn ring in a box of chicken nuggets from McDonald’s sprinkle it with fries. And you, sir, are now engaged, congratulations! If she loves to eat that’s a definite YES! 

 

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5 Fitness Tips For Every Bride!

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Whether bride, groom or other, you want to be your best self on the big day! It’s no surprise that brides often feel a crazy amount of pressure to look good on their wedding day. Not only is there the worry of fitting into your perfect wedding dress, the pictures, videos, being the centre of attention for the day. 

All you need is a simple, safe plan that you can actually stick to.

 

 

Jump StartThe earlier you decide on your workout plan and put it into effect, the better. Get in the habit of regular workouts. Three times a week for 45 minutes is more than enough to make significant changes. Monitor your progress and focus on all the good you’re doing for your body. 

 

 

Adjust Your Eating HabitsThe sooner you begin to incorporate healthy habits; the sooner you’ll see results. Crash dieting and fasting can never allow you to look attractive. As tempting as they sound with their promises of big results in little time, they will leave you worse than they found you. There’s no better way to start your day than making time for breakfast. Schedule some healthy snacks, fruit, vegetables and nuts between breakfast and lunch, and again between lunch and dinner. Not only will you get a ton of fibre, vitamins and minerals, but you’ll also be less hungry between meals.

 

 

Get your Beauty SleepLack of sleep will only lead to tiredness and will make you hungrier during the day. Make sure you get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep. Some beauty sleep with a proper diet and workout will tone your body perfectly without bulking it up.

 

 

Water Is the KeyFor a Healthy Body, Water Is a Must! When we take in the right amount of water for our body our muscles become more relaxed, which increases energy so water plays a vital role in keeping our body fit. Not even makeup can cover up dry skin, but water keeps the skin well hydrated and glistening, thereby, enhancing the complexion. So you’re not just aiming for staying fit but also for beautiful looking skin.

 

 

Be PositiveA lot of times women put so much pressure on themselves. Not every bride must be a size zero or two on her wedding day, you need to realistically evaluate what your ideal weight and body shape should be and if you’re capable of getting there in a healthy way. Aim for balance, be realistic and be kind to yourself. Focus on your specific goals with regards to your wedding day or dress, not size zero or two.

 

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Post event anxiety or stress is normal because we always have a vision in our minds of how something will go and of course, it never quite matches up. While many newlyweds are blissed out, others are hit with the post-wedding blues, and it can be debilitating. Big life changes — even positive ones like an engagement, or marriage, can trigger stress, anxiety and other negative emotions. 

The important part is to examine your feelings and make sure the anxiety is about the Event and not your new spouse. As a bride or groom, you are facing a difficult adjustment period in the first year, and the “post-wedding stress” just doesn’t make it any easier. Good news. This effect is temporary. Life will soon return to normal, and with it, your perspective and humor. 

The key to avoiding the post-wedding blues is organization; the more prepared you are, the less you’ll suffer afterwards. 

 

– It is not unusual to feel down after the intense planning and preparations – and being the focus of attention. Suddenly, it’s all over. There’s no use stressing about it. Remind yourself how well you’ve done, even if everything doesn’t quite go to plan. Holding on to some perspective helps to lessen the post-wedding blues. Go do couple things… You’re married now, so go out as a married couple. Discover new things together, be proactive, not depressed.

 

– The psychological transition you’re making from single woman to married woman can sometimes be overwhelming. In order to grow into the new lifestyle and identity as a married person, you must shed the old identity as single. Your hormones and psychology may flail slightly given the emotional height of the day and the big commitment you’ve made, but it’s usually nothing to worry about. Share it with other newly weds. Search for other recently married women who may have the same feelings of the “after-wedding blues.”

 

– You’re not as occupied anymore, the wedding sucked up a lot of time. And now you suddenly have your evenings free. All the stress of planning—or putting up with your fiancée’s planning, now you don’t have all that to do so you’re bored. And boredom leads to depression. Get involved with something new. Discover a new passion, and dive in headfirst.

 

– Recognise that your wedding isn’t the same as your marriage. You should accept that you’re going to get back to a different ‘normal’ & marriage is life-changing. But when you think about the lovely and loving reasons that brought you here, you should feel better almost immediately. You just have to remember that you had a beautiful wedding day and focus on the next positive thing in your life! Your married life. Sticking to the positive will help you more than you expect. you expect.

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Asking for your partner’s hand in marriage is one of the biggest moments in your life. With such a big moment headed your way, you want to make sure you’re best prepared, after all you want your partner to know you’ve put a considerable amount of thought into this. 

Now we don’t mean, bending down and going on one knee, after all that’s so cliché, its 2019 ya’ll, get on with the times. See everyone does that, but wouldn’t you rather give your partner a proposal he or she will remember? One that they will look back on fondly every time they take a trip down memory lane? Of course you would! 

I mean you only get married once right? Hopefully. 

Well then let’s get started.

 

The Photo-booth Proposal:

Now you know and we know that the best time to surprise anyone is when they’re least expecting it. After all who in their right mind will expect a marriage proposal in the middle of a photo booth / shoot session. 

You press the start button and as the booth takes click and snaps your impromptu photo-shoot where your making funny faces imagine the look on her face when you bust out that box and pop it open and BAM, the machine has done its job, capturing the moments before during and after that ring has been busted out. Now that sir is candid.

 

Destination proposal:

Now we all know about a destination wedding, but how about a destination proposal, planning a trip with your soul mate. The two of you alone? Check! Beautiful place? Check! Romantic mood! Check. Ring? Check. Yes? You know it brother. 

 

Facebook live:

Are you the type that would ask for your partner’s hand in marriage in public? In Front of a large crowd? Well in that case facebook live is perfect for you. Make sure you know where the love of your life is, go live, walk right up to her and ask her to marry you. If she says yes, then mission accomplished. If she says no well, let’s just hope not too many people were watching your live stream. 

 

Instagram Anniversary Proposal:

Since we’re talking about Facebook live and what not, here’s another social media proposal idea.

Remember the day you guys made it official? Well, wait for that date to come on a few minutes before the clock strikes 12 upload 9 Instagram posts of one picture that says “Will you marry me?” super imposed on a picture of the both of you. And then wait for her call or for her to comment. 

 

The Old Fashioned Way:

Forget everything, have your mom call her mom. Don’t tell you Phupos because we know the humans in snake skin. At this point you want to stay away from “Nazar”.

Now imagine her reaction when her mom goes up to her and says ”Call ayi thi ’….’ ammi kii. ” That’s sure to get her heart racing. Maybe that’s how it should be done instead of the mentioned Yahoodi tricks to charm your woman.

 

Bonus- idea:  Place the damn ring in a box of chicken nuggets from McDonalds sprinkle it with fries. And you, sir, are now engaged, congratulations! If she loves to eat that’s a definite YES! 

 

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Usually before you decide to find the right partner, you should first work on recognising yourself. Take time and go through life and its experiences to know yourself better and figure out what you value. Unfortunately, the middle-class ‘DESI’ society that most of us were raised in does not believe in such a journey. For us, pleasing the Phopos, Khalas, Mamis, Chachis, Uncle jees, Aunty jees and Bhabi jees, and their Khatirdaari is more important than anything else. And for these Aunty jees the pressure they put on us to get married is unexplainable. Not just the pressure, there is no shortage of advice for single women, most of which is utter nonsense, whether it’s from one of your Phopo or the ‘Rishta wali Aunty’ you met at some “cousin ki shaadi.” 

 

No matter who you’re getting it from, here are things so many single women are tired of hearing:

 

You’re 25-year-old” still unmarried

It’s okay if a girl has passed the “25-year-old” limit and is still unmarried. It’s not a curse, stop acting like she’s cursed.

 

I had 2 kids when I was your age

Too bad your parents forced you into an early marriage. Stop bragging about it.

 

A career is good, but when do you plan on settling down? Uh.

Whenever you stop asking me that question.

Time and again, We’ve all had friends, relatives, neighbours, and even acquaintances ask us and our parents this question. Every woman should become financially and emotionally independent before deciding to get married but they don’t care, since they are going to pay our bills once we settle down.

 

Please let me set you up, I know the perfect person for you!

Maybe I don’t want to be with anyone now because of you, or maybe each time you ask me a guy mysteriously finds a reason not to date me.

 

Don’t worry, it’ll happen.

I know it will! STOP REMINDING ME THAT over and over and over and over and over again.

 

Take time to work on yourself first.

Excuse me? Is there something wrong with me? I’m pretty sure I’m already fabulous.

 

Don’t you want to have a baby?

Maybe I do, Maybe I don’t. How is that even your problem?

 

You don’t know what you’re missing.

Really? Pretty sure the neighbours heard how loud you were when you had a fight with your husband last week.

 

Don’t Be So Picky!

Being picky and having a type are two different things which you obviously won’t get since you married your “Taya ka beta” and had no choice but to decide either.

 

The Clock’s Ticking…

Yeah you’re right I’m 25 and I can feel my ovaries shrinking already!

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Suit Rules All Men Should Know

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Always get your suit stitchedInstead of buying one off the shelf opt to get a suit stitched. Take some time off, go to your tailor and have him take the right measurements, you’ll be surprised how good you’ll look when everything just fits. However, if you do buy one off the rack, make sure the shoulders fit.

 

Use a pocket squareAccessorise your suit with a pocket square, but make sure the fabric and pattern doesn’t not match that of your tie. Plus, it makes you look more sophisticated.

 

Unbutton when sitting downAlways remember to unbutton your suit when sitting down, it prevents your suit from getting ruined and if you’ve spent some good money on your suit you want to make sure to take good care of it. Also, it’s just easier to move around.

 

Last button should always be openNever button up all your buttons, leave the last one open, it makes you look less stiff, not to mention if you’ve got a nice belt on you, show that off.

 

Belt ColorAlways match your belt to the color of your shoes. Pick a nice belt, something thin and sleek, make sure to match the color of your belt as close as you can with your shoes. Never ever, wear black belts with brown shoes or vice versa.

 

Protect your chestWhile you’re at it, get your vest stitched too. Now a vest has other uses too, other than just its aesthetic appeal. For one, it makes your look more sophisticated, second, it keeps you snug when its winter.

 

Say no to baggy pantsThat’s right, your pants should just touch your shoes. It’s more fashionable, plus it makes your look sleeker. However, if you’re a little more conservative then the maximum length should be till your laces, no longer.

 

No hairy legsWhen wearing socks make sure you wear socks that rise up high, you don’t want people to look at your hairy legs, this is a situation most people face when they cross their legs and sit. Other than that, just flaunt your socks while you’re at it too!

 

Double ventsIf you have a large figure, going for a double vent will make you look more flattering, and the best part is, it gives you enough room to do the “hand in pocket” thing. So effortless. It also makes you look cool.

 

Wear an undershirtIf your sweat glands are overactive, it’s always a good idea to wear an undershirt so that when you take your suit jacket off you always look sharp and well kempt. Nobody likes sweat pits. However, make sure the undershirt has a low neck. Nothing ruins the appearance of a suit more than an undershirt peeking through the neck.

 

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Now everyone wants to be ready for the big day, and these moments need to be captured, the bride and the groom will be looking their best, your photos have spent days planning for the right Jora to wear to outdo the mother of the bride. Such an occasion begs for these moments to be caught on camera, that’s why it’s so important to choose the right photographer for your wedding. Finding the right photographer is not an easy task, but lucky for you, we’re here to help.

Remember these points when looking for one…

 

The photographer him/herself

Working with the right photographer is important after all he or she will be spending days with you and your family at events and possibly even smaller get together. You need to be able to understand each other. Look for a photographer that will make this job personal.  Ask them for their portfolios, see their work and make sure to be satisfied with their work before bringing them on the job. Every photographer has his/her own style and that might not work for everyone. So take a little effort and figure out what works for you. Sit him down ask for his time and figure out exactly what you need from your pictures and what moments he should look out for. It’s a good idea to be on the same page before the wedding.

 

Equipment & Gear

At the end of the day it’s the photographer that needs to be skilled but that doesn’t mean you should not take into consideration the equipment and gear your photographer is using. After all you wouldn’t want to spend all that money and just let it go to waste. Looking at the kind of glass they use really tells you how much your photographers invested into his craft to get the best results. See what lights he’s bringing for flash photography and portraits of course this means you need to know a bit about photography. It might seem like a daunting task but a little research can really help you understand what you’re paying for and what you’re getting.

 

His team

No matter how skilled your photographer is, he can’t be everywhere. Usually your photographer will bring some assistants too, so that they can get more coverage, and usually that works out fine. Again, let us stress that you should know what you’re paying for. If possible, do request to see the pictures his/her assistants have taken besides the main pictures that photographer will show you because, usually he’ll want to score a client by showing his main portraits.

 

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Anyone who’s planned a wedding knows exactly how expensive weddings can be!

Your wedding will likely be the biggest party you’ll ever throw. Currently, the average cost of a wedding is more than when most people buy their first cars, home down payments, and for some, even four years of college can cost less than a one-day wedding!

Figuring out how to plan a wedding step by step can feel pretty daunting at first. From engagement photos, to selecting vendors, to making checklists and choosing your wedding party, there are lots of items that need to be planned out in an orderly fashion up until the magical day. But there’s still always information you walk away with after your event that makes you think, “I wish I’d known that when I was planning our wedding!”

Here’s a list of the basic steps you’ll need to complete to ensure your big day is a success even if you have a tight budget. Of course, there are more tasks you may want to tackle, but we’ve just rounded up the oh-so helpful, must dos wedding planning tips below which can be pocket friendly.

 

Set A Budget And Stick To It!

Determine how much you want to spend, and how much you can spend based on your families’ contributions and your own. Once you’ve got that magic number, stick to it! Maybe your family members are contributing in your wedding, sit with them and check what they are contributing. Once the budget is set, STICK TO IT!

 

The Guest List

The question of how to cut your wedding guest list without stirring up any tension between family or friends still remains one of the hardest jobs ever. Before you start browsing wedding venues, get an idea of how many guests you’ll host. Your budget and the venue size are the main factors that should play into this decision.

  • If you’ve never spoken to them or met them or heard their name before, don’t invite them.
  • If neither of you have spoken to them in three years and they’re not related to you, don’t invite them.
  • If you feel guilty about leaving off the people who invited you to their wedding, don’t. They’ll understand. You have a tight budget.
  • If your Aunt is insisting, to invite her relatives feel free to remove her from the guest list as well.

You have to be realistic about the number of guests to avoid stress later on.

 

List of Priorities

If you overspend on flowers, then you must cut back from something else on your list. Be flexible with yourself, and priorities the big spend items and must-have items first on your budget, knowing that those have to be paid for, as opposed to “wish list” items that can get cut at anytime. Weddings are not for the faint of heart be sure to be quick on your feet when issues arise, and assertively step in to handle juggling balls as they come flying your way. You can always make your partner do that too.

 

Working as a team

Make sure you know who the important voices are as you are planning your wedding apart from your husband to be, maybe your mom, your best friend. Whoever it is, make your list and stick to it but put yourself on top. So many couples try to gather extra information and inspiration from family, friends and even Facebook. You can quickly become overwhelmed by opinions! It’s great to have options but an overwhelming amount of opinions and options(info) can keep you from remembering your own opinions and thoughts (ideas). Don’t listen to your dad’s sisters or your mom’s cousins, your mom is enough to give you the best advice.

 

Communication Is The Key

If you want to minimize stress on your wedding day, be sure to communicate effectively. Set clear all your expectations before hand. Good communication will minimize the chances of your expectations being broken. Sit with your partner, and have a discussion to figure out the five most important aspects of your wedding to avoid any confusion. You can agree with your partner and ask him to get you another diamond ring for being in control as a honeymoon present for later.

You may not be able to eliminate the crazy, but there are ways to minimize it.

Now all you need to do is prepare yourself for potentially awkward conversations by coming up with a polite but firm response that can’t be misinterpreted.

Having the tips ahead of time, will help go a long way when taking the dive into the sometimes overwhelming, but very rewarding process of wedding planning.

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