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Wedding Flowers and Décor Ideas Wedding flowers and décor are a big consideration when deciding on a wedding theme. More and more couples are choosing oriental-themed weddings for various reasons. Some of these reasons are at least one in the couple having Asian roots, because of the rich traditions and customs in Asian weddings, and because some couples feel a deep connection with the Indian sub-continent from a philosophical standpoint. There are about 50 countries in Asia and this means there are different cultures in the region. It therefore follows that there are different Asia-themed weddings. One aspect that is common in all Asian weddings is the wedding flowers and décor. In most Asian weddings, decoration is very important and décor is not just limited to the flowers. Wedding flowers and décor used depend on the particular region such as outdoor weddings under beautiful cherry blossom trees Japanesetheme weddings. If you are doing an Asian-themed wedding out of Asia, you should consider enlisting the services of a professional for the floral arrangements. This is because some of the flowers may not be available where you live and it is also important in that it is convenient and it allows you to concentrate on the wedding and not the planning. Wedding Flowers and Décor Tips If you are planning to have an Asian-themed wedding, colour is very important. However, this will depend on several factors such as the particular region and the general theme of the wedding. In most Asian weddings, most of the decorations revolve around the bride. You should therefore choose a colour that complements the bride. Lighting is important aspect of Asian wedding decor because it sets the mood of the venue. To get an ethnic mood or style, illuminate the venue with candles and lanterns instead of electric light. You should do research on the traditions and customs of the people you intend to mimic in your wedding so that it can be as authentic as possible. As an example, you should consider using oversized items for an Indian-themed wedding as Asian wedding decor. This will signifies the essence of the wedding and it can be such things as an enlarged version of the mangal-sutra that is placed in the centre of the hall to symbolize the sanctity of the marriage. You can use photos of the groom, the bride, and their families on wall hangings or projected screens to bring extra weight to the wedding flowers and décor.


Bride Makeup for Asian Brides Any

bride in Asia wants to look like a Bollywood actress on her wedding day. The traditional colors of Bollywood brides are Bronze, Gold, and a lot of Red. The same is true for hair and makeup. Asia is the world’s largest continent, stretching from Turkey to china and from Russia to India. The continent has more than 50 countries and different religious, ethnic, and cultural divisions. The one thing that is common with all Asians is that they are keen on preserving their culture when it comes to weddings. Particular emphasis is placed on the dressing, jewellery, the hair, and the bridal makeup during a wedding. As an example, the bride in China wears 1 piece frock called Qi Pao while brides in India wear a sari. There are many makeup looks, but the most effective looks are the ones that take the culture, the clothing, and the theme into consideration. In most Asian weddings, care is taken that the bride is the most beautiful woman in the room. For this reason, the makeup worn by guests should take the bridal makeup into consideration. In most Asian weddings, a lot of emphasis is placed on the eyes and the lips. Key Elements of Asian Bride Makeup To create the Bollywood effect, an Asian bride needs to sculpture the face. This is done with heavy contouring which creates that desired dramatic look. The eyes are the centre of attraction and the makeup used for this effect is heavy and deep eye shadows. The dramatic effect is then enhanced by eye lashes and a thick dark liner. To create this look, you need the services of a specialist. You should get the makeup on the morning of the wedding. Specialists have years of experience and so they know the best colours for your complexion and they know the best products for weddings. The eyes are defined with liquid and Kohl eyeliner, the eyeshadow is used extensively, and the fake eye lashes blend seamlessly with the eye shadow. The average Asian bride has a porcelain skin and for this reason, the makeup colours should be soft. The best colours for an Asian bride’s makeup are brown, pink, taupe, and light grey. The overall colour scheme should be as simple as possible. In most cases, the makeup used matches with the clothes worn. Asian bridal makeup usually has some cultural significance. For this reason, the makeup artist should take this into consideration. Another element of Asian bridal makeup is that brides try to have fuller looking eyes. They achieve this by thickening the eyeliner’s width in the centre of the lid. Dark eye shadows do not work with most Asian brides since it makes the eyes look smaller. Most Asian brides want to have fuller eyes in their weddings. This is particularly important with Far East Asian brides who have smaller eyes. A contour is sometimes used in simulating eye-creases for Asian brides whose eyes do not have natural ceases in the lids. This effectively increases the eyes’ depth in the bride.


Wedding Cake Tier Making If you are on a budget, paying per slice for a wedding cake on your wedding day may seem outrageous. Most bakers charge based on the number of slices and the cost ends up being very high. The alte4rnative is to make the cake yourself or to have someone you know such as a family member or a friend to make it for you. Making a wedding cake yourself is not hard, even for an armature, and it has several benefits other than the cost benefits. All you need to make a cake is patience. One advantage of making a cake yourself is that you get to make it according to your specifications. When baking, make sure that the recipe is specific to wedding cakes because there are different cakes for different occasions. There are many websites detailing how to make a tiered cake and you can even get free recipes. The secret to a beautiful wedding cake is having effective tiers. These are basically pillars and plates that are hidden from the normal eye and they can be as many as you wish. You can create your own tier system using dowels and cardboard cake plates or you can buy the system. Tips – Making Multi-Tier Wedding Cake You should bake the cake days before the wedding day and preserve it in the freezer. This is important because this way, the baking process will not interfere with the wedding preparations. This is also important because it allows you to practice on different cakes until you get it right. You should then make sure that you have all the necessary items such as the stand and the plates for the different tiers and other items such as the spoons, the folks, the knives, and the plates for serving the wedding cake. When baking multi-tier cakes, take note of the size of the plates you have since the different cakes need to fit perfectly on the plates. Next, plan the placement of the dowels. This is done by centering a wedding cake plate that is the size of the next cake that is to be placed on top of the bottom cake and then marking this spot by simply pressing down gently on the plate. Once you get the boundaries, insert the dowels. This is a delicate process and you should take your time. You need a wire cutter to cut off at the mark where the dowel is even with the cake’s top. You should use 4 dowels and they should all be of the same height. The dowels should form a square in the circle. Repeat the process of cutting the dowels for all cakes in the tier. Note that the cakes will have been prepared and decorated as you place them on the tier. Once you have arranged all the cakes, ice the little blemishes so as to hide the dowels’ tips. This should be done at the venue of the wedding reception to reduce the risk of the disintegration of the tier during transportation. If the wedding cake tiers in your cake are more that 3, you should seek the help of a professional to avoid embarrassment during the wedding day.


Wedding Location Choice If you are going to have a wedding in India or an Indian-themed wedding, a Temple wedding is the best option for a wedding location. This is because traditional Indian weddings were conducted in Temples. Indian weddings are religious and sacred. This is the reason weddings are still held in Temples to date. There are many Temples in India and they are all unique in one way or the other. You should therefore choose carefully to get the wedding location that suites your specific requirements. Most Temples in India can accommodate large crowds. Some of the most famous Temples in India include Konark Sun Temple, Tirupati Temple of Andhra Pradesh, Khajuraho Temples, Ajanta Caves, Brihadeswara Temple, and Guruvayoor Temple. The main difference in Temples in India is the deity worshiped in wedding location. You should therefore consider the theme of your wedding when choosing the location. Although some of the Temples provide free services, you will be required to pay in some. You should therefore do research on this before choosing. You should compare as many Temples as possible to get the one that suites you. Most of the major Temples are listed online and this is the best place to do research because it is convenient, cheap, and anonymous. Tips on Choosing Wedding Location Other than Temples, you can conduct your wedding in other venues. You can even perform an Indian-based wedding in a garden with the same effect as in a Temple wedding location. To achieve this, decoration has to set the necessary mood. You should pay particular attention to floral arrangement and the use of colours. Important considerations when choosing the location should be accessibility by your guests and/or vehicles, proximity to the reception venue and the home of the bride, and charges. You should particularly make sure that the distance between the wedding venue and the reception is not prohibitively long. If it is too long, you should provide transport for your guests. You should search for a wedding venue as early as possible. This way, you will avoid disappointment. This also gives you the opportunity to examine the different venues shortlisted. Once you have settled on a particular location, do research on such thing as the amenities. The best way to do this is to actually visit the wedding location. You should create a budget and you should stick to this budget. You should be aware of the hidden costs and you should be particularly scared if a venue seems to be cheaper that what the competitors are charging. If you are too busy with the wedding, you should consider hiring a wedding planner or a wedding venue director. Hiring a professional is important because professionals are experienced and they know the best venues and the amount that is usually charged. Hiring a professional is also advantageous in that you can concentrate all your efforts in the wedding. Another important tip in choosing a wedding location is that you should make sure most of your guests will be comfortable with the location.


Wedding Entertainment in India An Indian or Hindu wedding is thought to be the bringing union of two people who are seen to be compatible and wedding entertainment is a big part of these weddings. Hinduism is hard to understand and contrast against the newer, bookdefined, structured religions such as Islam and Christianity and Islam and the same can be said about India's prevalent wedding traditions. The Hindu community is rich in culture and so are the weddings. Although most Hindu weddings follow a particular format based on the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 which was passed by the Union Parliament of India and the Special Marriage Act of 1954, there are some differences when it comes to entertainment. Although modern Hinduism is largely based on devas’ puja form of the worship as enshrined in the Puranas, Hindu wedding ceremonies at their core are essentially Vedic yajna, or firesacrifices, in which Indo-Aryan style is used to invoke the Aryan deities. This means that wedding entertainment follow this line. However, with the advances in technology, pop culture is seeping into Indian culture and this can be seen in wedding entertainment nowadays. The internet and the movies have the most influence on the changing entertainment scene in Indian weddings. Aspects of Indian Wedding Entertainment Wedding entertainment starts with the pre-wedding ceremonies which are elaborate ceremonies which include engagement and the arrival of the groom's party at the house of the bride. Music is very important in modern Indian weddings. It is not strange to see music stars playing live music in Indian weddings. Music is usually played at the wedding venue’s entrance and in the waiting lounge and drinking areas. Music is also common in wedding receptions in gardens. Music creates the right mood and it is usually in the maharajah style. There is also entertainment from religious and cultural music. Advances in technology means weddings can be recorded and this has changed how people are saving memories. Bollywood and Hollywood have played a major role in modern Indian weddings. This is because the celebrity culture in India is probably stronger than in other parts of the world. The greatest influence to Indian wedding entertainment has been western weddings. As more and more people in India watch Bollywood and Hollywood, they are beginning to understand how other cultures do things and they are incorporating what others do in their weddings. An example of this is kissing after saying the vows, something that never used to happen in traditional Indian wedding ceremonies. Dressing is part of the entertainment in Indian weddings. The bride is the most beautiful person in the wedding and the makeup and the dressing of the guests is expected to complement the bride. Make up is also important for the bride and it includes fake eye lashes, lipstick, base, and powder. The groom is also ravishingly dressed. Nowadays, many brides are wearing temporary tattoos for their weddings. This tattoo usually comes from the henna plant. Elaborate designs are made and they are meant to display the work that every human being does in his/her daily


Wedding Transportation Factors Weddings pose a major logistical nightmare because of the huge numbers to be transported and you should therefore take some time to plan for wedding transportation. You will need to figure out such things as the number of cars you will need, the kind of cars you will need, and the number of people who will attend the wedding. Most couples have a problem deciding on the best wedding transportation and on the type of vehicles to use in the wedding. The main reason for this is that they do not know the key factors of car hire and it is therefore important that they familiarize themselves with these factors. You should consider hiring a transport manager to handle wedding transportation. This is important because it will give you a chance to enjoy the wedding rather following up on transportation. Other advantages of hiring a transport manager include the fact that professionals know where to get the best vehicles cheaply and they know the best modes of transport for different circumstances. Professionals can also advice you on transport-related matters and they can organize for transportation to your honeymoon by doing such things as booking your flight to your honeymoon destination. An important consideration when considering car hire is the chauffer/s. Considerations in Wedding Transportation You should consider the budget set aside for wedding transportation. Once you have a budget, you should try to stick within this budget. To bring costs down, you should consider as many transport companies as possible to get the one with the cheapest rates. However, you should not let cheap rates affect quality considerations. You should look at the fine print because with some car hire companies, you will be required to pay charges you did not expect to pay such as fuel surcharges. You should also consider the credibility and reliability of the transport company. One way of doing this is reading the customer testimonials and the comments section in the company’s website, relying on recommendations, visiting the company to make sure it a genuine company, and looking at the certification by the relevant bodies. You should consider the number of people who need wedding transportation. The bride and the groom together with the best man and the best maid should share the same vehicle. When it comes to the other guests, let them share their vehicles as much as is comfortably possible. You


Wedding Entertainment in India An Indian or Hindu wedding is thought to be the bringing union of two people who are seen to be compatible and wedding entertainment is a big part of these weddings. Hinduism is hard to understand and contrast against the newer, bookdefined, structured religions such as Islam and Christianity and Islam and the same can be said about India's prevalent wedding traditions. The Hindu community is rich in culture and so are the weddings. Although most Hindu weddings follow a particular format based on the Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 which was passed by the Union Parliament of India and the Special Marriage Act of 1954, there are some differences when it comes to entertainment. Although modern Hinduism is largely based on devas’ puja form of the worship as enshrined in the Puranas, Hindu wedding ceremonies at their core are essentially Vedic yajna, or firesacrifices, in which Indo-Aryan style is used to invoke the Aryan deities. This means that wedding entertainment follow this line. However, with the advances in technology, pop culture is seeping into Indian culture and this can be seen in wedding entertainment nowadays. The internet and the movies have the most influence on the changing entertainment scene in Indian weddings. Aspects of Indian Wedding Entertainment Wedding entertainment starts with the pre-wedding ceremonies which are elaborate ceremonies which include engagement and the arrival of the groom's party at the house of the bride. Music is very important in modern Indian weddings. It is not strange to see music stars playing live music in Indian weddings. Music is usually played at the wedding venue’s entrance and in the waiting lounge and drinking areas. Music is also common in wedding receptions in gardens. Music creates the right mood and it is usually in the maharajah style. There is also entertainment from religious and cultural music. Advances in technology means weddings can be recorded and this has changed how people are saving memories. Bollywood and Hollywood have played a major role in modern Indian weddings. This is because the celebrity culture in India is probably stronger than in other parts of the world. The greatest influence to Indian wedding entertainment has been western weddings. As more and more people in India watch Bollywood and Hollywood, they are beginning to understand how other cultures do things and they are incorporating what others do in their weddings. An example of this is kissing after saying the vows, something that never used to happen in traditional Indian wedding ceremonies. Dressing is part of the entertainment in Indian weddings. The bride is the most beautiful person in the wedding and the makeup and the dressing of the guests is expected to complement the bride. Make up is also important for the bride and it includes fake eye lashes, lipstick, base, and powder. The groom is also ravishingly dressed. Nowadays, many brides are wearing temporary tattoos for their weddings. This tattoo usually comes from the henna plant. Elaborate designs are made and they are meant to display the work that every human being does in his/her daily


Making a Wedding Shedule You should always plan ahead, whether the wedding reception is formal or informal, and this can be done with a wedding shedule. You should create a wedding shedule months if not years before the wedding day. This has many benefits such as saving you from needless distraction during the wedding day, preventing confusion, and saving you money. When you begin to make a wedding shedule, you should begin backwards. The best strategy in planning your wedding day is based on the starting time of the ceremony. When planning backwards, you should take into consideration such things as the travel time, time to eat, and time to load the car. You should also factor in delays. It is not always possible to plan your own wedding since you will be having a lot to do in the months preceding the wedding. For this reason, you should considerer enlisting the services of a wedding planner. Other than the fact that you will have enough time to enjoy the wedding, other advantages of hiring a wedding planner include the fact that wedding planners have experience and they therefore know how best to handle logistical challenges and wedding planners can advice you on such things as the best travel company and the best caterer. Asian Wedding Shedule Creation Tips A very important thing in the planning process is having a contingency plan, or plan B. The contingency plan should be as good as the real plan and it should include such things as standby transportation in case the limousine you have leased does not show up. You should put the wedding shedule in writing. This way, there is no risk of forgetting anything. If you are doing the planning yourself, delegate these duties to someone you trust such as a family member or a close friend. Some of the things you should include in your wedding schedule include time to visit the salon, time to supervise floral arrangements, and date or time to send out wedding invitations, among others. You should be as detailed as possible when preparing the wedding shedule. You should include time, names, specific locations, and specific song titles. Asian weddings can be overwhelming and you can forget even the most basic facts. Your wedding schedule should include a budget. You should make this budget together with your fiancĂŠe. Just as important as making a budget is sticking to it. You can make the budget using online tools. You should have some extra money in case there is an emergency such as failure of chauffer to show up. Just as important as a wedding schedule is a checklist. This is a tool which allows you to cross off whatever you have done and it is important because it shows you how far you have come from and what is remaining. You should not be too hung up on specifics such as the specific time when implementing the wedding schedule since there will be an allowance. Take the time to enjoy the wedding day and trust that the ones you have delegated duties to from the wedding shedule will do their job.


Wedding Style in Asian Counties There are several things to consider if your Asian wedding style is to be successful. You should send out invitations to all that are to grace the wedding. This should be done as early as possible so that people can clear their schedules. Do not assume that people will come to the wedding if you have not invited them. For an Asian wedding style, you are the one to provide food and beverage. You should make sure that the floral arrangement, the centrepiece, the bride’s makeup, and her jewels match the theme of the wedding and the particular Asian style of wedding. It is said that traditions are part of culture and this is true in Asia where traditions vary from one country to the other. There are about 50 counties in Asia, the largest continent in the world, and each of these counties has its own wedding style. Although we live in a modern world, marriage remains one of the last remaining ceremonies where elaborate rituals/traditions are still maintained, even by western educated people. This main reason for this is that people are trying to seek blessings as they start their marriage while for some this is forced by the parents and the society at large. Asian Wedding Style and Traditions In India, one of the most popular wedding traditions is the parents of the bride washing the feet of the couple with milk to purify their souls. During the marriage ceremony, the couple holds grains of oats and rice and green leaves to symbolize wealth, good health, and happiness. This ritual has been borrowed by many counties in Indian, especially in the Indian sub-continent. In Japan, one of the most popular wedding traditions is the bride wearing a purple gown to signify the colour of love. The elaborately-embroidered dress signifies that the love is unending. The wedding style is rather dignified here. In Korea, one of the wedding traditions is the bringing of the bride and the groom to a Kung-Hap, or a fortune teller, before the actual marriage. The Kung-Hap is supposed to tell the fortune of the couple. Only those who are exposed to the thinking of the modern world fail to practice this. According to Filipino tradition, one of the most popular wedding traditions is the throwing of a spear in the front steps of the bride. However, this tradition is slowly being replaced by the husband throwing a golden ring instead of the spear. In some parts of the Philippines, the groom is required to do some household errands before the parents of the bride can approve of him. The wedding style is uniquely Filipino here. In China, one of the traditions is the bride wearing a bright red gown to symbolize luck. This gown is elaborately adorned with chrysanthemums, golden phoenixes, and peonies and this is done to bring good fortune and wealth. On the other hand, the groom wears a black silk coat over a robe that is embroidered with dragon. Other rituals in the Chinese culture include the roasting of a whole pig and the offering of the same as an engagement ring. Other parts of Asia have similarly unique and colourful rituals or traditions and very rich wedding style.


Groom Wedding Day Tips Wedding day is one of the most important days for an Asian bride and an Asian groom. This is because it marks a new beginning and for this reason, everything has to be planned to perfection. The history of Asian weddings goes a long way back and every part of these weddings, from the proposals through to the honeymoons, has history and reason. The history dates back to about 2400 years and this means a lot of customs, traditions have changed with the passage of time. Asian weddings also incorporate a lot of ancestral practices and religious beliefs. These wedding are filled with different activities, but the activities depend on the particular part of Asia. As an example, in Chinese weddings, even the selecting a date is not difficult because one has to follow the lunar calendar to make sure that the day is lucky. Today, Asian weddings are a mixture of the old and the new. For the Asian groom, there are several tips for to take into consideration for the success of the wedding day. The most important thing for the success of an Asian wedding is that the groom creates a planning checklist. This list should be created months in advance. Wedding Day Tips for Groom Creating a checklist provides for a smooth wedding day and it eliminates the risk of the groom being constantly worried. If you are too busy to do the organizing yourself, you should consider hiring a wedding planner. Some of the advantages of a wedding planner are that they are professionals and they therefore know where to get the best caterers and how to best to handle logistical issues, and it will give you sufficient freedom to enjoy the wedding. You can get a wedding planner through recommendations from those who have recently gotten married, by visiting their offices, through the yellow pages or magazines, or through the internet. You should get male grooming products for your wedding day. Although the bride is supposed to be the most stunning person at an Asian wedding, the husband also has to be presentable. Grooming of an Asian groom includes taking care of dandruff, fingernails, and other aspects of male grooming. You should also work on your attire. The attire should be based on what the bride is wearing. Although some grooms are wearing suits in Asian weddings nowadays, ethnic attire is still the most popular attire for such weddings. You and your bride-to-be should create a budget based on what you can afford. You should then try to work within the budget. An Asian husband-to-be will be expected to give a speech on the wedding day. You should therefore work on the speech and on your nerves. You should not wait until the last minute to generate the speech. The speech should include gratitude to your bride, her family, your family, your friends, and all in attendance. Other important wedding tips for an Asian groom are that you should search for the venue months before the wedding day and you should also book the honeymoon spot months before the wedding day.


Honeymoon Spots in Asia The honeymoon is probably the highlight of every wedding. More and more couples are going to Asia for their honeymoons. This is mainly because traditional honeymoon spots such as Hawaii and the Caribbean are expensive and the spots in Europe are expensive. Honeymoons in exotic Asian spots are unique and you will have a memorable time. Another advantage of Asia is the fact that you get to choose from over 50 countries, Asia being the largest continent in the world. This means that whatever your taste is, you will find it in Asia. Asia has diverse cultures and this means you will not only enjoy the scenery, but also the people. Asia is also world-famous for its exotic cuisines. There are many travel agencies online and offline that are offering travel packages to Asia and you should consider them for your honeymoon. Advantages of using a travel agency include the fact that it is convenient since you get to enjoy the wedding without the distraction of preparing for the trip, travel agents are experienced, meaning they know such things as the cheapest destinations and the cheapest flights, and your anonymity will be guaranteed if you use a travel agency. Top Honeymoon Spots in Asia India comes to the minds of many people when they think of Asia. India is one of the world’s most enchanting places with its elaborate cultural practices and exotic locales. Some of the exotic places include the Taj Mahal, The Palace on Wheels, and the Lake Palace in Udaipur. On your honeymoon, you can also perform waterbased activities in Kerala and Purj. China is increasingly becoming popular as a tourist destination as it opens up to the world. Some of the most attractive attractions include the Great Wall of China, the historic Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City. Thailand is an exotic location which will lighten up any honeymoon. The capital of Thailand, Bangkok, is very exotic and historic. The country has beautiful beaches in Phi Phi Island and Phuket. Other attractions in Thailand include the Temple of the Golden Buddha which solids a solid gold statue of Buddha and cruises along the Choaphaya River. The Red River Delta and the Mekong Delta in Vietnam have captured the heart of honeymooners over the years. This is because of the raw beauty of these sites. Other popular spots in Vietnam are the lake of Sighs, Dalat, and the Valley of Love. Malaysia is a top honeymooning destination because of its beautiful beaches. These include Pantai Pasir Hitam and Pantai Batu Kerikil. You can also go to the UAE city of Dubai. Although the city is set in the desert, it is an exiting city with many attractions. These include the city museum, the zoo, the Bastakiya District, and luxurious hotels. The Philippines, also known as the Pearl of the Orient, has 7,107 islands and this makes it an ideal honeymooning location. Other honeymoon attractions in the Philippines include Taal Lake at Tagaytay, Panay Island, Negros, and Taal Volcano.


Wedding Initiations for Indian-themed Weddings A traditional Indian wedding is characterized by wedding invitations, a festive wedding tent that is laden with flowers and that has rich red and gold everywhere, the sharp, complex smells of incense, and warbling sitar music. As the world becomes more and more interconnected, more and more people are choosing to do Indian-themed weddings. This is because of philosophical connection to the region and the people and the fact that Indian weddings are very colourful and fun. In an Indian theme wedding, the bride will be dressed in a sari. This is a long, unstitched garment that is wrapped around the body in many different draping styles. The bride is the centre of attention in an Indian wedding and everybody’s dressing and makeup should complement how the bride looks. In Indian weddings, there is no sharing of rings between the husband and the wife. In most cases, gold or silver necklaces are exchanged. Wedding invitations are very important in an Indian theme wedding and indeed in all other weddings because people rarely attend weddings they are not invited to. These wedding invitations should be sent weeks or even months before the wedding day to give people ample time to clear their schedules for the wedding. Indian Theme Wedding Invitations The wording of an Indian theme wedding invitations is very important. You should include the specifics of the wedding such as the directions and the travel arrangements if any. The mailing should come from the bride’s home. This applies to everyone, even the personal friends of the husband. You should send these invitations as early as possible and you should include your address in the RSVP section. When doing the wording, make sure that you get feedback from your fiancÊe. You should also get input from another party who should be able to check the content, the grammar, and the spelling. You can use a wedding invitation template to lessen your work. There are many such templates on the internet and they have everything, including the message. However, you should make sure that the message matches your specific situation. You can also hire a professional to do the wedding invitation/s for you. All you need to do is to supply the mailing list and to supervise regularly. With advances in technology, it is now possible to send out animated wedding invitations. An animated invitation could then be sent via email, via a live video feed, or via social networking sites such as Facebook. You should prepare the invitation list months before the wedding day. This eliminates the risk of forgetting and leaving your friends behind. You should go through this list regularly as you try to remember other friends who may need to be invited. You should consider asking your invitees to confirm attendance as soon as they receive the invitation. This will help you get a clear picture as to how many people will attend the wedding and this will facilitate the planning of the wedding. If possible, you should insist that your invitees bring the wedding invitations with them to the wedding because this it will keep away uninvited guests.


Wedding Favors – Top Choices

Wedding favors are small gifts that tell the guests thank you for attending the wedding. It is the wish of every bride to give a unique wedding favor. This is because if you give a unique favor, no one will forget the wedding. Some of the most common wedding favors include candles, wine, and other trinkets. However, edible wedding favors are increasing popular and they are greatly appreciated by guests. It is not easy to choose the edible wedding favor to give. One advantage of edible wedding favors is that you can customize them to fit your wedding’s them and you can even do such thing as imprint your two names. Edible wedding favors can be homemade or store-buy. Although store-buy favors are convenient to get, homemade favors are more popular because they are customizable and they are cheaper. You should go online for ideas on the latest edible favors. If you are creative enough, you can choose original edible wedding favors. You should make sure that these favors match the theme of your wedding. You can make sure of this by choosing edible wedding favors of a particular colour or of a particular shape. You should prepare these favors day or weeks before the wedding day. The Best Edible Wedding Favors You can never go wrong with cookie favors. These edible favors are ideal because you do not have to make them yourself and they go for months without going bad. You can instruct the manufacturer to package or wrap the cookies with your wedding date and your names or initials. You can also make homemade cookies as edible wedding favors. You can use organza bags, favor boxes, mason jars, paper bags, or Chinese take-out boxes as containers for your cookie and other edible wedding favors. Another possible option is salted sunflower seed. This is not a common gift and you can package it in tiny bags or tins and personalize it with your monogram and a note saying thank you. Candy favors are also popular with guests. You can have themed candy matching your wedding theme. You can do this by personalizing chocolate bars. You can also have the manufacturer wrap Gourmet chocolate favors in personalized candy bar wrappers. The wrapping could also include your picture. You can also give candy bars as edible wedding favors. You can have old-fashioned candy, jelly beans or gumdrops and you can have your guests pick them and put them in containers that are stamped with your monogram. You can give your guests mini cupcakes. They will appreciate the effort you have put in baking the cake. The guests can even enjoy the cakes on the spot. You can give your guests mini wine bottles. This is a good wedding favour because although the guests will consume the wine, they will keep the bottle and this will be a constant reminder of your wedding day. You should make sure that the wine is as good as the packaging. You can use crystal or silver wine stoppers. You can give edible wedding favors that are seaside inspired such as saltwater taffy which can be package in cellophane bags with monogram stickers and ribbons. Other options for wedding favors are chocolate-chip cannolis and gourmet coffee


Wedding Videos and Pictures B/W One way of making your wedding truly unique is having B/W wedding videos and pictures since most people go for colour pictures. Black and white photos and videos are also classier than colour photos. Originally, all photos were in B/W and colour photography was only introduced in the 1930s. Other than the fact that your photos will be unique, another advantage of shooting in B/W is the fact that B/W photos are cheaper to shoot and to develop. B/W photography is particularly popular with newspapers and artists. With B/W wedding videos and pictures, you need not worry about production because modern photo editing software programs have B/W settings. B/W photography will only give you great shots during particular conditions such as in low contrast situations. This means that a B/W photographer has to take his/her time to get a good shot. This means that the quality of B/W photos is usually higher that the quality of colour photos. B/W wedding videos and pictures are advantageous in that you can even take colour photos and convert them to B/W, thereby giving you two interesting sets of photographs. Wedding Videos and Pictures Tips To get good B/W wedding videos and pictures, you should shoot in RAW. This eases the post production phase of converting the colour images into black and white images. However, note that shooting in JPEG will not stop you from shooting in B/W, but if the RAW option is available, use it. If the camera does not allow you to shoot in RAW or you do not know how to do so, you can still shoot in colour and convert the photos into B/W on your computer using photo editing tools such as Photoshop. Note that although most digital cameras allow you to shoot in B/W, it is always important to have the colour data to work with as you convert the image to B/W. B/W images from digital cameras are not as good as converted images. You should shoot in low ISO to get good black and white images. This is important because noise created by ISO becomes more obvious. If you are interested in this grain or noise, you can add it post production. It is harder to go from low noise to high noise than it is to go from high noise to low noise. To get the best B/W wedding videos and pictures, you should know the best time to shoot – the ideal time is in low contrast situations. To get truly great shots, you should know how to frame or compose your shots. This is similar to how you do it for colour images, the only difference being the fact that you will not be able to use colour to lead your eyes around or into the shot. You therefore need a keen eye to detect tones, shapes, and textures in your frame which can be points of interest. You should pay particular attention to highlights and shadows because these will become a feature in the wedding videos and pictures.


Wedding Proposal Rejection – Then What? There are many reasons why a woman rejects a man’s wedding proposal. The most common mistake is a man taking the woman for granted and assuming that she will readily say yes. In most cases, a rejection to a wedding proposal is followed by the words ‘let us just be friends’. This statement is used when a woman does not want to hurt your feelings. Another common reason as to why she might say no is that she might be more comfortable with you as a friend and not as a lover. This could be due to reasons such as she is dating another person or she is not attracted to you. It is very difficult to make someone like or love you and you should back off immediately if this is the reason for the rejection. If a woman does not accept your wedding proposal and asks you to give her time to think, there is hope yet. However, this could be due to the fact that she is considering other options such as men who are more financially stable. If you discover that the woman is weighing her options, this is a bad sign because she might continue to do so even after you are married. Life after Wedding Proposal Rejection When she says no, you should note that a no is a no. Men have the habit of believing that some NOs mean YES. Your first course of action should be to try again. This should be after giving her time after the first wedding proposal so that she can reflect on her answer. If she is still persistent that she does not want you, it is time to quit. If you know the girl well enough, you will be able to tell when she is serious and when she is not. You should therefore try to read into her answer. After rejection of a wedding proposal, you should note that she is not the only girl in the market. You should do all you can to get over her. The best way to get over someone is to date another person. If she has damaged your ego or taken away your confidence when she says no, take time off to cool down and to compose yourself. If you stay for too long without moving on, talk to an expert. If you move on with your life, you might even attract her back because she will start thinking that you did not really need her. We all want to feel needed. It is important that you ask for reasons when she says no. This will help you understand if you are the one with the problem and you will then be able to make the necessary adjustments. You should keep yourself busy to get over rejection. This could be at your place of work or somewhere you are volunteering. Time heals all emotional wounds. If the woman says no to your face, then you are beyond salvage and you should promptly walk away to avoid getting hurt even further. This is an indication that she has taken offense in the wedding proposal and this might be due to differences in social class, educational levels, or other standards.


Notable Hindu Wedding Traditions and Customs Indian wedding is taken to be the bringing together of 2 people who are seen to be compatible and it is full of wedding traditions and customs. Most Hindu wedding ceremonies are conducted traditionally and in most cases, this is done partly in Sanskrit. This is the language in which most holy Indian ceremonies are performed. The local language/s of the bride and the groom is/are also used since most Indians do not understand Sanskrit. Hindus have many wedding traditions and customs that have been evolving over time and these differ greatly with western weddings and even among the different Hindu families, regions, and castes. An example of this is the difference between Iyer weddings and Rajput weddings. One thing that is characteristic of Hindu weddings is that a lot of emphasis is placed on marriages and the fact that marriage ceremonies are colourful with many wedding traditions and customs and extend for many days. Most Hindus live in India and here, the marriage laws differ according to the religion. There is a Hindu Marriage Act of 1955 which was passed by the Union Parliament of India and it binds Hindus of all castes, creeds or sects, including Sikh, Buddhists and Jains. Indian Wedding Traditions and Customs Indian wedding traditions and customs start with pre-wedding ceremonies. Pre-wedding ceremonies include engagement, which involves oral agreement or vagdana as well as written declaration or lagna-patra and the groom’s party’s arrival at the bride's residence which is usually in a formal procession. The wedding is planned by both families once engagement has been done and this includes setting the wedding date. Another notable Indian wedding tradition is Barni Bandhwana. This is done about a fortnight to the wedding and on this day, the pundit performs a puja to Lord Ganesh who is the remover of obstacles. There are several cerebrations during Barni Bandhwana and this includes the tying of mauli, or thread, to the groom’s hand and to the hands of his parents. Mayara is important in wedding traditions and customs and it is done on the groom’s and the bride’s families. This ceremony is carried out by the uncle of the bride or the groom. The uncle/s arrives at the family home with a lot of fanfare and tradition. Yet another important custom is Sangeet Sandhya. This is an evening of entertainment, usually musical entertainment, and it takes place 2 or 3 days before the Indian wedding at home or in a Banquet Hall. The Tilak ceremony marks auspiciousness and it involves the male relatives of the bride’s family yputting red turmeric powder on the groom’s forehead. Mehendi Lagwana loosely translates to ‘making hands yellow’. The ceremony is all about the application of Mehendi, or henna, on the bride’s feet and hands. A round spot is left open on the right hand for Hathlewa. Other notable Indian wedding traditions and customs include Barat Nikasi, which is a precession with the bridegroom on a horse, Baasi-Jawari, whereby the sisters to the bride hide the shoes of the grooms and ask for money for the shoes to be returned, and the Kanya Daan ritual, which is the actual giving away of one’s daughter.


Wedding Make up Tips If you are an Asian bride, wedding make up is one of the most important factors for the success of the wedding day. This can be DIY or by a makeup artist. Asia, being the world’s largest continent that stretches from Turkey to China and from Russia to India, has different ethnic and cultural divisions. The continent of Asia has more than 50 countries and different ethnic, religious, and cultural divisions. The one thing that is common with all Asian countries is that they are keen on preserving their culture when it comes to weddings. Particular emphasis is placed on the jewellery, the dressing, the hair, and the makeup of the bride during a wedding. There are many wedding make up looks that the bride can wear, but the most effective looks are the ones that take the culture, the clothing, and the theme of the wedding into consideration. In most Asian weddings, care is taken that the bride is the most beautiful woman in the room. For this reason, guests should wear wedding make up after considering what the bride is wearing. Note that the average Asian bride has a porcelain skin and so the makeup colours should be soft. These colours include pinks, browns, and light greys. Asian Bride Wedding Make Up If you plan to have a plan to go on a sun bed or spray tan before the wedding day, you should make sure the foundation and powder that you will wear is not too light for the tanned complexion. With Asian brides who have faces that look white, this colour is caused by a spray tan and failure to change the colours of the powder and the foundations used. You should consider having your makeup done by a professional. This is because professional have training and experience on the best wedding make up for specific skin colours and types and they know the products. A professional will also answer questions on such things as how to sleep with your make up on. You should consider putting your makeup on during the morning of the wedding. This is important because you do not have to struggle taking care not to ruin the wedding make up and because the makeup will be much more flawless during the wedding day. It is also important that you dress and do your hair to match your makeup. If possible, make sure your bridesmaids and even your husband complement your look. The base is the most important part of makeup. You should use a good bronzer and concealer together with the base. For an Asian skin, you should start with a creamy foundation and then seal it with a powdery foundation. After the base, the next thing to apply should be the cheek makeup. You should always remove the excess brush with a makeup sponge. If you have an oily skin, you should use powder blush. After the cheek makeup, apply the eye makeup. This hides dark circles. You should then put on fake eyelashes. Finally, apply the lip makeup. This should be done on the morning of the wedding. You should choose a colour that complements the rest of the wedding make up.


Hair Cutting – Getting a Clean-cut If you think back to your early years when going to the barber shop was just about cutting hair to a style that was acceptable for school, you will realize that although our parents had good intentions, they insidiously conditioned us to have a particular haircut that stuck with us for many years. For those who do not have expert barbers for friends, they should consider salons that cater to men. Hair cutting is an art form and although there is really not a right or wrong way to achieve great results, you should go to an experienced barber. This is because an experience barber knows the length that pleases most customers, they know how to use their tools, and they can give good advice on such things as the shampoo to use. Being a clean cut man has several advantages. You will attract the opposite sex and you are more likely to succeed in your work place because you will be presentable and respectable. The approach for clean cut hair depends on the particular stylist or barber. There are several haircutting techniques that are used to achieve a clean cut. To get a clean cut head, you can either go for wet or dry cutting. How to Achieve Clean-Cut Hair Before getting a clean cut, you should do cross-checking. This is essential because it ensures that the cut is proportional and even. If the haircut is short, tapering and blending should be checked in the mirror. This allows you to see anything that might have been missed by the stylist or the barber. The cut should also be performed under proper lighting from all the angles because shadows make it difficult to have a good quality cut. In the hair cut, avoid lines of demarcation. For the smoothest transition possible, the clipper movement should be anchorpivot-suspend. For the best results, the method of blending between shear work and clipper is clipper-over-comb. In this technique, a detachable blade clipper with a large blade is used. Larger blades are the best because they give smoother blends since they give feathered ends. If you use a short blade for trimming or blending, you will get a blunt cut an there will be small lines of demarcation. You can also achieve a clean cut by blending using the blending-shears-over-comb method. With this method, the hair is lifted up and the blending shear cuts the last Ÿ inch. Blending can also be done with a standard straight razor that does not have a comb attachment. This is achieved by raking with the razor at a 450 angle. Texturizing is another important method of getting a clean cut. A razor with a guard or shear-point techniques are used to achieve texturizing. This is achieved by cutting the ends in varying lengths that are obvious. Finishing also helps in the achievement of a clean cut. Poor finishing can destroy a good haircut. Finishing involves making sure that all the lines are clean and neat. Tapering the hair may be required around the edges, particularly bottom edges.


Hair Cutting – Getting a Clean-cut If you think back to your early years when going to the barber shop was just about cutting hair to a style that was acceptable for school, you will realize that although our parents had good intentions, they insidiously conditioned us to have a particular haircut that stuck with us for many years. For those who do not have expert barbers for friends, they should consider salons that cater to men. Hair cutting is an art form and although there is really not a right or wrong way to achieve great results, you should go to an experienced barber. This is because an experience barber knows the length that pleases most customers, they know how to use their tools, and they can give good advice on such things as the shampoo to use. Being a clean cut man has several advantages. You will attract the opposite sex and you are more likely to succeed in your work place because you will be presentable and respectable. The approach for clean cut hair depends on the particular stylist or barber. There are several haircutting techniques that are used to achieve a clean cut. To get a clean cut head, you can either go for wet or dry cutting. How to Achieve Clean-Cut Hair Before getting a clean cut, you should do cross-checking. This is essential because it ensures that the cut is proportional and even. If the haircut is short, tapering and blending should be checked in the mirror. This allows you to see anything that might have been missed by the stylist or the barber. The cut should also be performed under proper lighting from all the angles because shadows make it difficult to have a good quality cut. In the hair cut, avoid lines of demarcation. For the smoothest transition possible, the clipper movement should be anchorpivot-suspend. For the best results, the method of blending between shear work and clipper is clipper-over-comb. In this technique, a detachable blade clipper with a large blade is used. Larger blades are the best because they give smoother blends since they give feathered ends. If you use a short blade for trimming or blending, you will get a blunt cut an there will be small lines of demarcation. You can also achieve a clean cut by blending using the blending-shears-over-comb method. With this method, the hair is lifted up and the blending shear cuts the last Ÿ inch. Blending can also be done with a standard straight razor that does not have a comb attachment. This is achieved by raking with the razor at a 450 angle. Texturizing is another important method of getting a clean cut. A razor with a guard or shear-point techniques are used to achieve texturizing. This is achieved by cutting the ends in varying lengths that are obvious. Finishing also helps in the achievement of a clean cut. Poor finishing can destroy a good haircut. Finishing involves making sure that all the lines are clean and neat. Tapering the hair may be required around the edges, particularly bottom edges.


Nail Care Tips Nail care is not only about short vs long nails. It involves getting your nails proper nourishment, avoiding physical damage and excessive contact with potentially damaging material, taking care of the nails while working, and keeping the nails hydrated. You should be particularly careful about nail care if you are involved in household chores because many of the cleaners and solvents that are used are not good for the skin or the nails or if you participate in physical activities, including sports. Nails are made of a hard protein that is called keratin. This means that nails are alive, despite what most people believe. Nail care and the care of the hands is manicure while the care of the legs and toe nails is called pedicure and this should be done for both sexes. Although long nails are popular with women for cosmetic reasons, are several reasons why it is advisable to have short nails. You should keep short nails because longer nails are more susceptible to breaking. This is dangerous because the nails can break lower than the boundary with the skin and this is very painful. You should also keep short nails because it will be easier to work and you will not injure those you interact with. Important Aspects of Nail Care The most effective way of nail care against physical damage is wearing gloves whenever you are doing housework or whenever you are carrying out a physical activity. You should also use hand creams with SPF of at least fifteen to protect your nails. You should always keep your nails hydrated. You hydrate your nails using moisturizing products that are readily available in the market. You should also massage your nails with Vitamin E oil regularly to keep them moisturized. If you are having a problem of dry nails, talk to a professional about it for tips. You should always have a nail clipper with you. You should cut your nails regularly to avoid having them grow too long without your knowledge. The right nail size differs from one person to the next depending on their profession and their preference, but it should not be too long that it can easily break. You should also work on your cuticles. You should push them back after every shower or bath. You should never cut the cuticles – you should leave this to professionals who have the right tools. Another important aspect of nail care is that you should always dry your nails before filing because if they are wet, there is risk of damage. You should file in one direction to keep the nails strong. You should also work on the diet to make the nails strong. The nails should include Biotin, which is a B vitamin, calcium and zinc. Biotin is found in foods such as dried fruit and eggs and it strengthens the nails and gives them a healthy look. Calcium keeps the bones and the nails strong while zinc deficiency leads to white spots on the nails. If you use nail polish, you should consider going some days after each removal to give the nails some breathing space as nail care.


Fashion Tips – Wearing the Sari The sari, which also goes by the name saree, is a cloth strip that is developed as a garment of its own and it is the single most important fashion item in the Indian subcontinent. Saris are worn both in North and South India. The first sari can be traced back to the Indus Valley Civilization. This civilization flourished between 2800 and 1800 BCE in the western part of the Indian sub-continent. Saris in the Indian sub-continent are depicted in several places such as the statue of an Indus Valley priest who is wearing a drape. Silappadhikaram and Kadambari by Banabhatta, among other ancient Tamil poetry, describe women in exquisite drapery of the sari. In Natya Shastra, which is an Indian treatise that described ancient customs and dances, and ancient customs, the navel of the Supreme Being is believed to be the source of creativity and life. This is the reason the midriff in the fashion item is left bare. The modern sari has been popularized by airline stewardesses and Bollywood. Each region in India has developed its own sari style. The Indians in Diaspora have also maintained the fashion item as their main garment. The differences are in the weaving style, the motif, and the fabric. Sari Fashion – Draping Styles The Gujarati style, also called seedha pallu style, is a popular style of draping Indian cotton sari. This style is particularly popular in the Hindi belt states of Gujarat, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Orissa. With this style, the pleats are tucked such that they can be opened from the right-hand side. With the Tamilian style of draping, the sari will be tucked in the waist while the pleats are centred on the left. The pallu falls over the shoulder and it is then tucked on the left side of the fashion item. This draping style is popular in wedding and recital ceremonies. One of the most popular sari draping styles is Bengali style. With this draping style, the main sari will be tied around the waist while the pallu or anchal falls on the left-hand side after coming through the right-hand side. With this draping style, there are no pleats used and this makes the saree more comfortable to wear. He ancahl comes from under the arm and it is then draped over the other opposite shoulder. The Kodagu draping style is confined to women who hail from the Kodagu district of Karnataka region. With this style, the pleats are on the back. The fashion item’s loose end is then draped back-to-front over the right shoulder. Paithani, also known as Maharashtrian style, uses a sari of 8 to 9 metres. This is different from other saris which are 6 metres long. These saris are bright in colour and they are made of pure cotton. With this draping style, the first part of the saree is tucked in the back on the waste and the layer then comes in between the legs while the rest of the saree comes over the chest. Other popular draping styles of this fashion item are the Malayali style which comprises of a two-piece sari,


Indian Cuisine Guide Although the cooking of the Indian sub-continent is mistakenly considered as just one cuisine, the Indian cuisine offers different regional specialties. The Indian cuisine incorporates cuisines not just from India, but also from Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the Sri Lanka Island which was formerly called Ceylon. The term “curry” is used to describe the this cuisine, but this is just a term that was coined by The British Empire to cover the diverse range of vibrantly and subtly spiced stews, sauces, and braises that form the basis for the cuisine. The so called ‘curry’ includes a wide range of herbs and spices which includes chillies, cardamom, mint, coriander, cumin, garlic, cinnamon, coconut, cloves, fennel, ginger, mustard, saffron, turmeric, nutmeg, and tamarind. However, kitchens in India offer a delightful kaleidoscope of a variety of dishes as well and almost all are similarly seasoned. These dishes are popular in other parts of the world and they were exported there during to colonization process and during early trade. An example of this is the popularity of chapatti in East Africa. Almost all Indians are vegetarian and as such, Indian cuisine does not include meats and animal products such as milk. Most of the cuisine is based on wheat flour and vegetables. The Best in Indian Cuisine The Chapati a world famous meal from the Indian cuisine and it is basically unleavened whole-wheat flatbread popular in India and other countries. Also based on wheat flour is Atta. This is made from whole wheat floor and is made just as chapati. The advantage of Atta is that it has high amounts of gluten and fibre and this makes is beneficial to your health. If you are considering ordering Indian for dinner, Thali is a specialty of vegetarian Hindu cooking native to southern India. The term is used to describe meals that are served on a wide, circular tray that contain 6 or more small bowls with varied lentil, vegetables, bean, and rice dishes. The dish is served along with naan, chapatti, or roti. If you want Indian for dinner, Biriani is also popular in the Indian cuisine and it is a dish made of aromatic long-grained basmati rice which is simmered with saffron and seafood, poultry, or vegetables. The food is then elaborately garnished to give one one-dish meal. Bhelpuri is also popular and it is basically a street snack made up of crisp puffed rice, peanuts, toasted lentils, onion, chick-pea noodles, cilantro, and sweet chutney. Naan is a teardrop -shaped, mildly tangy wheat flatbread that is baked in the tandoori oven. Naan is often stuffed with filling such as garlic, caramelized onions, and keema. Hopper is a Ceylonese specialty and it consists of a crispy, deep-fried, cup-shaped pancake that is made from coconut milk and rice flour. In the cup, there are fried or poached whole eggs and over these are spooned choices of sweet or spicy chutney. Lassi is a good choice for Indian for dinner and it is a yogurt-based drink that is as thick as a milkshake. Lassi is offered alongside other Indian meals. The drink may be sweet, which is achieved by combining it with pureed mango, and it can be salty, which is achieved by seasoning it with salt and some spices. Other popular Indian meals in the Indian cuisine are Samosa, Tandoori, Raita, Roti, and Pasanda kabob.


Tour and Travel Tips – How to Get Cheap Flights You do not need to be a frequent traveller to seek cheap air fares in your tour and travel. The truth is that there are many budget airlines and you just need to know where to look for cheap air fares. If you want a cheap flight, you need to consider the particular airline. This is because most major airlines rarely have discounts or cheap flights. You should go for budget airlines in your tour and travel. You should also consider the distance you are travelling. This is because if you are travelling over a long distance and you manage to get a cheap flight, you will not receive some services that are vital for your comfort in a long flight. You should therefore consider the services on offer vis-à-vis the money you save when travelling over a long distance. In most cases, you can book cheap flights online. All you need to do is go to the airline’s website and to pay for the ticket. To get the cheapest flight, you should book weeks or even months before the travel day. This is because cheap tickets are in very high demand. In tour and travel, you should consider the safety record of budget airlines. Cheap Tour and Travel To get a cheap flight while in tour and travel, compare as many airlines as possible. Following the laws of probability, it follows that this will increase your chances of getting a cheap flight. You can do the comparisons by visiting review sites which post the prices of different airlines to a specific destination. You should be flexible in the scheduling of your flights. This is because with most airlines, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays are the cheapest flight days. You should also note that late-night flights and early morning flights also tend to be cheaper than flights during the day. You should consider enlisting the services of a tour and travel agent for the lowest possible prices. A travel agent knows, from experience, the cheapest airlines, the cheapest periods to travel, and the cheapest destinations. You should also consider buying air tickets through consolidators. Consolidators buy blocks of tickets and then sell them at a discounted rate to help an airline fill up all seats that have not been taken up. You should therefore check the travel section of your newspaper under ‘Ticket Consolidators’. You should not hesitate to ask the airline if they have discounted rates because they might not give this information freely with the hope that the flight will be fully booked. You should always look at the fine print when seeking cheap flights. If you just do not have the money, look for a cheaper destination or wait for the time of month when air fares are cheapest. Try to avoid holiday months or winter months in the northern hemispheres, also referred to as the high season, because this is when most people go on holiday. In some cases, the cheapest way of tour and travel is taking connecting flights and you should therefore do research on the same.


Advantages of Colon Cleansing before your Wedding One important element of your wedding preparation is colon cleansing because of the associated health benefits. You can do this using over-the-counter enemas or laxatives and using herbal remedies. Cleansers derived from herbs are the better option because they do not have side effects. This is because the human body is designed to ingest organic substances only and chemical-based substances lead to chemical imbalances that can cause side effects. The colon is like a human garbage can where all the waste from the drinks and the foods we ingest end up. The colon has 2 linings, one which is long and open and the other which is tighter and smaller. Both linings of the colon need to be cleansed regularly. One way of colon cleansing is eating the recommended 9 services of vegetables and fruits. These vegetables and fruits do not have processed chemicals, saturated fat or refined sugars and this means nothing will stick to the bowels’ walls. Over time, this accumulation leads to a decrease in the absorption of the energy-giving nutrients and vitamins and this leads to overall lethargy and feeling of being unwell. Colon cleansing is all about the scraping off of the plaque that blocks this absorption. There are several benefits of colon cleansing. Benefits of Colon Cleansing Colon cleansing has several health benefits. A general benefit is that it cleanses the toxins from the body and leaves you feeling mentally and physically rejuvenated. In some cases, cleansing the colon even eases the symptoms of depression and anxiety. An adult colon has 5 to 20 pounds of fecal matter at any one time. This provides the perfect breeding ground for parasites. These parasites bear diseases and they compete with the body for nutrients. With colon cleansing, this problem is taken care of. Toxins such as salts, preservatives, food colouring, fats, and sugars slow down the body. Smoking and drinking also add to the bacteria that are forming in the lower intestines towards the colon. These bacteria cause different health problems because you will start suffering from different diseases if vitamins and nutrients are not absorbed by the body. Some of the medical problems associated with a dirty colon are gas, constipation, bloating, and itchiness, but colon cleansing can take care of this. Other symptoms may seem benign and they include teeth grinding. When the colon notices parasites, it produces more mucus to protect itself. This mucus binds with sludge from processed foods and the build up can weight several pounds. This can be very uncomfortable. After cleansing your colon, you will have improved energy levels and vitality. This is because when the colon is clogged, energy is diverted to getting rid of the toxins clogging it. This leads to a feeling of being drained and sluggishness. Another benefit of cleansing your colon is that you will have smoother and better looking skin. You will also lose weight because there will be better digestion of food and lower rate of waste and water retention. You should do colon cleansing before the wedding day so that you do not have skin problems, an uncomfortable stomach, or other diseases.


Candles – Making Decorative Candles There are many types of decorative candles and you can make any of them. Making the such as candle yourself is important because it brings down costs, you can do it as a time passing craft, you can do it to make money, and you get to make customized candles. One category of such a candle is a dining candle. This candle is usually fixed in candle holders and is then placed on dinning tables. A dinning candle is usually cylindrical and it is tapered towards the top. A dinning candle is usually used to give good ambiance. Another category that you can make is a pillar candle. A pillar candle is a thick, cylindrically shaped candle which looks like a thick pillar. A pillar candle is used to give an ambient effect and it can be placed anywhere in the house. Yet another decorative candle category is scented candles. This candle has been popularized by the popularity of aromatherapy and it is used to give a soothing, romantic, and calming effect. You can also make a floating candle. This type of candle can float on water and it can be scented if you intend to use it in the bathtub. Other decorative candles include gel and flameless candles. How to Make Decorative Candles All candles are made from wax and so the first step in their manufacture is getting wax. You can buy wax from a local store or online. You can use wax blends or wax crystals to make plain white candle. Once you have the wax, you will need a mold. The shape and size of the mold is determined by the type of candle you want to make. As an example, if you are making a floating candle, you should use a mold that is larger or wider at the top and narrower or smaller at the bottom. Get the other ingredients such as the primed wick, the colours, the glitter, and the fragrance. Once you have all the ingredients, put the wax in a bowl and put this bowl in a pan that is full of water. Heat this water until the wax melts. Once the wax has melted, it will appear to be transparent and it might even boil. You should not be shocked by this as it is quite normal in the making of candles. Next, place a cookie sheet or a wax sheet on a flat surface so that the molten wax does not damage the surface. Next, pour the molten wax onto the mold/s. You should allow the mold to sit for some minutes for the wax to solidify. You will know that this has happened by observing the solidification of the upper layer. Next, take the primed wicks and stick them through the wax. You can use a needle to do this. You must make sure that the wax is not fully solidified because the wax will not set around the wick. Once the wax has completely solidified, remove the candle/s and allow it/them to cool further. Finally, do the finishing on the candles by doing such things as removing protruding wax.


Myharusi OCT 2010  

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