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Honeymoon at Sea

Vacations are nice, but none can compare to the romance and pure joy derived from a honeymoon. A honeymoon at sea is even greater because it’s so easy to plan and you get to see a variety of places for the cost of one trip. Most cruise lines and airlines may offer you little perks if you tell them it’s your honeymoon. For example , your cruise line may get you into that coveted dinner for two at the late dinner and your airline may put you on the standby list for a business class upgrade.

Though we all love free extras you shouldn’t expect any cruise line to bend over backward for you. After all you’re probably not the only honeymooners on the ship. But even then you can purchase specific packages from your cruise line to assure that you and your spouse enjoy the vacation.

Disney cruise line has a great “romantic escapes at sea” package. No you don’t have to be a newlywed in order to book this package but it’s certainly appropriate. You will receive a one hour couples massage , and fresh flowers in your cabin.

Carnival cruise lines gives all newlyweds a wedding cake at dinner on their first night. You can also arrange for the crew to decorate your room with a “congratulations” banner, balloons , and a cake. You can also pre-order a dozen red roses so that they are waiting in your cabin when you arrive. You can also look into the “high seas honeymoon” package which offers all of the perfect tourist trappings ( visors, cameras, T-shirts etc.) and discounted drinks.

Norwegian cruise lines host many honeymooners , so giving away costly freebies isn’t a common occurence. However, you can book one of four packages including the “deluxe celebration” package. This package consists of champagne and strawberries, a couples massage , a body wrap for her , breakfast in bed and in-cabin tea service ( which you’d get anyway), a bridge tour , a framed portrait , and dinner for two in the bistro with wine.

Royal Caribbean cruise lines offer a “classic romance” package. With this package you get a bottle of sparkling wine and canapes for two , pre-dinner canapes and after dinner sweets on the first night, and an 8×10 portrait in a silver plated frame. You can also upgrade to the “grand romance package” , that gets you Veuve clicquot and canapes, flowers, two woven robes, pre-dinner canapes and after dinner sweets on two nights, as well as the framed 8×10 photo.

There are many sea excursions for you and your honey to choose from. Once you’ve narrowed down where you’d like to go and the packages you would enjoy the most you can then discuss pricing.Remember booking early is always cheaper.



Bridesmaids dresses in beautiful fall colors

             Fall can provide a beautiful backdrop for your wedding as well as a robust range of rich colors for you to choose from when making decisions for your wedding. Though it’s not the most popular of seasons, you can find a way to make this fall or the next your own by incorporating as much of it into your fall wedding as possible(without over doing it of course).


This earth tone color is both rich and warm, and it brings about the thought of bare tree branches and crisp leaves underfoot. Brown is also flexible, as its wide variety of shades can complement any skin tone.


Green is also a great choice for your fall wedding because you can pick from many different shades of the color in order to bring the outdoors inside on your big day.


Burgundy is a vital color to any fall back drop, there for it is crucial to your wedding plans. This rich shade of red is the perfect image of fall and all of its richness and comfort.


Orange is another vital color to the fall back drop. The warmth of this color reminds you that winter hasn’t dried up all of summers beauty just yet. How perfect would that reminder be as a part of your wedding day?

 Fall colors are by far the most beautiful and rich when incorporated into any wedding.A combination of some of these colors have the ability to add an extra pop to our wedding decor.


Finding Something Blue

         Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue.

             There have been plenty of time’s where we have seen a bride interpret these words in the same traditional fashion ;the handkerchief is old, the dress is new, the earrings are borrowed and  the garter is blue.But being that it is your wedding it is your turn to spin those words to your own liking.

            We aren’t really sure why the blue garter is a must , but we do know it’s still popular for the modern wedding. While a lacy blue garter is a valid option , there are a few other alternatives to choose from.

How about a pair of pretty blue shoes for the bride?

Or the bride may choose to wear a special set of blue sapphire jewelry?

Beautiful blue flowers can be a beautiful addition to the bride’s ensemble.

And if you’re interested in a little bit of drama then a pretty blue fascinator will surely fit the bill.

Though there are a few alternatives listed the possibilities are endless.Your “something blue” can be fashionable or personal, either way it is your’s. ENJOY!!!

Unique Ways to get Married in Vegas

Though Las Vegas has been the home of the quick and easy wedding for many years you can still find great ways to marry there. If you and your future husband/wife are looking to marry in Vegas but you’re not interested in a quick drive thru wedding or even an Elvis featured chapel wedding we have a few great suggestions for you.

For starters if you’re a fan of any particular hotel or resort in Vegas you can contact them for information about their destination wedding packages. The majority of packages will include a limo service, wedding flowers ,a photographer , video services, and venue fees. Most resorts have a wedding planner on staff that you can consult with in order to assure that your wedding will be everything that you deemed of and more.

For a more intimate setting you can visit any of the reputable chapels in Vegas. Yes that sounds like the typical Vegas wedding, but you can find plenty of ways to make it your own. For example, the chapel of flowers in Vegas offers a variety of chapels as well as a garden and gazebo. The chapels grounds include a beautiful waterfall surrounded by fragrant flowers, it’s the perfect place for those looking for plenty of romance.

Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Well Vegas surely has plenty of that to offer along with the romance. How about a getting married over the illuminated Las Vegas strip at night in a helicopter. Maverick helicopters has a wedding package that includes a limo that will take you to and from the terminal, a bridal bouquet, a boutonniere, a bottle of champagne, and your own photographer. This package ensures you and your significant other will have an amazing night in Vegas. Ultimate thrill-seekers can get married wile diving out of a plane over the desert, talk about taking the plunge!

Whatever you choose to do to mark the day that you will be married is completely up to you, just make sure it’s something you’ll enjoy looking back on many years from now. Once your wedding is over take a look at the many different things there are to do around Vegas. Be sure to make your honeymoon as exciting as your big day.

Halloween Wedding Ideas

Though Halloween isn’t seen as the most romantic time of the year , it doesn’t mean that you can’t find a way to make love sprout up around it. Whether you guys share an anniversary during the Halloween season or you’re lovers of all things Halloween there’s a wedding theme out there for you.  I have a few great ways for you to add the spirit of the season to your big day.

          If you’d like to incorporate your wedding dress into the fun, try touches of color and antique embellishments. A dark-hued sash with an embellished brooch would look chic. Try a black-net birdcage wedding veil and a pair of to-the-wrist gloves, or antique jewelry for even more drama.

Pair your vintage dress with a dramatic Victorian up-do, this is sure to add to the drama of your look. If you’d rather wear your hair down have your stylist create a loose half-up style with long, flowing curls pulled back with an antique bejeweled hairpin.

Try and keep your makeup sophisticated, with that being said it does not mean that you can’t be dramatic. Fantasy makeup is great for the Halloween season. Consider deep plum eyeliner and shadow, or a rich raspberry color for your lips. However, to avoid going overboard, choose just one area of the face to highlight. Remember don’t do anything that you will regret when looking at your pictures a year or two from now.


In order to extend the Halloween chic theme to your venue you can go with an all black reception. The black linens in a heavy velvet material or something similar will add to the “goolish” feel of Halloween without making your guests feel awkward. Accent the table with silver chargers , bold flower arrangements, and candles will brighten up the table enough so that your reception isn’t mistaken for anything to dark and mysterious.

Try infusing Halloween into your menu and even the drinks served at the bar. Ask your caterer to craft a signature drink for your event and serve it to all of your guests throughout cocktail hour and the reception. You can also infuse pumpkins into many of your menu items because it is so versatile. Try things like pumpkin bread or a pumpkin spread for the dinner rolls. You can even throw a pumpkin pie in there for dessert!

Allow your guests to join in on the fun and wear costumes too. Include a photo booth at the wedding so your guests can go in and enjoy taking pics with you and other guests. Your guests will feel like a big part of your wedding day, especially when they see the pictures in a scrap/wedding book later. Another crafty idea; let the guests receive key chain versions of their pictures as a very personal wedding favor.

No matter how you choose to incorporate this spooky season into your wedding just remember that you’ll be looking at these pictures for the rest of your life, so make sure you’re happy with every little detail.


Wedding Insurance.

On your wedding day the last thing you want to think about is a sudden disaster , but it happens. In the event that you have any type of disaster on your big day you can assure that you’re covered by securing wedding insurance.

Wedding insurance protects a couples investment from things beyond their control and reimburses them for their expenses.

For example, What if the limo driver doesn’t show up the morning of your wedding and you have to book another company at an inflated price right away? Or what happens if the reception hall you booked went bankrupt weeks before your big day and your not able to get back your deposit back? These are things that your insurance will help you take care of. 

Wedding Insurance also takes care of more tragic events like your dress catching on fire, the loss of your wedding bands, and even the costs of having to postpone your wedding all together for events you couldn’t control. Wedding insurance However, does not cover a change of heart , watches , jewelry (outside of your bands) or semi-precious gemstones, and your engagement ring.

A basic policy that covers loss of photos , videos, attire, presents, rings, and deposits usually costs anywhere between $155-$550, depending on the amount of coverage you want. General liability insurance , which covers up to 1million dollars for accidents, costs around $185.However, before you buy wedding insurance , check with each of your vendors because they may have an insurance policy of their own in the event that they can’t deliver their services.

Do not wait up until the last minute to insure your wedding because their may be certain time restrictions on any given policy or claim.

In all , wedding insurance is great to have, even if you never have to use it.

Wedding Gifts ~ Charitable Donations

Deciding where you should register takes a lot of time and effort and can be stressful at times, However it doesn’t always have to be so labor intensive. If you’re a couple that has already began sharing a home together, then you already have a toaster, blender , and plenty of other household items that you two already own. So what do you register for if you already have everything? How about a charitable donation ?

Yes it may sound strange to some people, but think about it, instead of just asking for a new comforter set that you don’t need or set of pricey china that you’ll never use you can ask your guests to donate to a charity of your choice. A strange concept to some is now becoming the “norm” in the modern wedding society. But some aren’t quit sure how to ask such a thing of their guests without being too presumptuous.

It’s fairly simple actually, instead of going to register at your favorite department store there are sites that you can register for that have a list of charities that they cater to(Idofoundation.org) . Once you’ve registered and chosen a charity or a list of charities you can then provide the link to the page on your wedding website in place of an actual gift registry. If you have guests that are not too keen to the idea of donating in your name then you should also leave it open for them to buy a gift if they must. Charitable donations over gifts is a great way for you two as a couple to symbolize your love for one another while sharing it with any given charity or special cause.

If you would like more information on the specific charities you can choose from or in what ways your donations will help any given charity you should get in direct contact with this charity, especially if you feel you’d like to donate more than money.

As always keep giving in the memory and thoughts of others.