Monthly Archives: August 2016

Do you plan wedding at Disneyland Paris

If watching the various Disney princesses marry their true loves in royal style has made you swoon for years, you now have the chance to create your very own fairy tale wedding at Disneyland in Paris.

The city of love, Sleeping Beauty’s castle, and the love of your life – what more could you need to start your happily ever after?

Maybe a horse-drawn Cinderella-style carriage!

And now, this is all possible for couples seeking a destination wedding with a sprinkling of magic.

Disneyland Paris boasts a wedding planner to coordinate everything from the theme to the location within the grounds and any extras you wish to have for your big day. The idea is, that you just show up and enjoy the day.

Couples have the choice of designing a bespoke ceremony and reception, or there are a range of Romantic Wedding Collections packages available. For 32 000€ (almost $44,000), couples can have a 1920’s-inspired Newport Bay Club celebration with “beautiful nautical settings”.

Or for 44 000€ (just over $60,000), there is the option of a Disneyland Hotel wedding package features Disney-themed tables and a Victorian-inspired backdrop.

But for the ultimate Disney fan or those who have dreamed about a royal wedding, the ultimate happily-ever-after package allows you to be married right next to the Sleeping Beauty Castle for 55 000€ (around $75,500).

If the setting is not enough of a wow factor for couples, they can also add customised decorations, appearances by their favourite Disney characters and private performances by the renowned Disney entertainers.

The company that wrote the book on romanticism are also promoting their seven themed resorts as the ideal honeymoon destination as they are within close proximity to Disneyland and allow newlyweds to experience the best of French dining and shopping.

So, if your dream wedding is to transform into a princess for a day, with your own castle to boot, better start saving!

A groomsman that plans the bucks night

Stripper? How about a magician instead! If you think the female anatomy is bedazzling, just wait til you see this card trick Faux-Houdini can perform. He’s impressive AND male. Did I mention women aren’t allowed at this bucks night? He can make an ‘adult toy’ disappear twice as quick as a stripper — he just throws it in the trash where it belongs. Ta-da!

Booze cruise? I recommend a peaceful gondola ride down the river. This is a perfect time for your fiance and his boys to reflect on the value of mateship, and bring the group closer together. No alcohol allowed as this is a safety hazard. And, with impaired judgment, how will they be able to paddle the boat? Don’t drink and drown, folks.

BBQ ribs and steak? No way. If there’s one thing I know, it’s that men love to mill about, eating cheese and assorted meat platters, and gossip about other people. Plus, BBQ sauce will stain your fiance’s crisp white shirt. Gross.

Drinking games? I have a game for you. It’s called: Talk extensively about what you love about me (the bride). The rules are: sit in a circle and take turns telling the groom why he’s lucky to have me (in this case, you) as his wife-to-be.

After the immense excitement of the magician, it’s about time they all head to bed. This party ends at 10pm, boys. You’ll arrive, lights will come on, and everyone will be instructed to leave. What did they think this was — a slumber party? They’ll thank you later when they wake up fresh as a daisy.

Find the Amazing bridal party ideas

The bride no longer has to pick girlfriends and the groom, his best male buddies. Couples are simply choosing their bridal party based on their relationship with them rather than their sex. At this gorgeous real wedding, Shannan and Matt both included the opposite gender in their bridal parties.

Couples are thinking beyond their closest friends or siblings to include in the bridal party. If grandma has never been a bridesmaid and she is close to the couple, she can score herself a place in the bridal party as a bridesmaid or flower girl! Likewise, if grandpa has been instrumental in the couple’s lives, he could also be standing with the other bridesmaids and groomsmen.

Mismatched outfits have been around for some time now, but this year things are getting even more personalised. Bridesmaids and groomsmen are often gaining full control of their outfit, being able to choose everything from the colour to the style and in the case of dresses, length. The result is a wonderful mish-mash that allows each individual’s personality to shine through.

For the ladies, dresses are quickly being replaced with skirt and top ensembles. Bridesmaids are even bearing a little more flesh with high-waisted skirts being matched with shorter crop tops to give a fresh and modern look.

For the guys, clashing patterns are becoming all the rage. No longer does the patterned tie or bow tie require a blank canvas in the form of a white or solid-coloured shirt. Now, look of pattern chaos is in demand.

Having a baby after marriage

Congratulations! You and your partner are becoming parents and you have never been so ecstatic. But no matter how long you have been together, your relationship will never be on a more intense ride than the roller coaster of parenthood. Read on to see how a baby changes your marriage.

 

You can practically prepare for it as much as you like, read the books, study the techniques, or sign up for classes, but until you never know how you will both go until you are already strapped in and the ride has started!

There is absolutely no way that introducing a little human into your lives is not going to have an impact on the relationship with your spouse – it completely changes the dynamics of your family.

But this can be both amazing and challenging. Here are some ways a baby can change your marriage and some solutions to work through this adjustment together.

As newlyweds, your worlds revolved around each other. But once a baby arrives, they are the new center of gravity that you and your spouse revolve around.

Although newborns live a simple life at first, requiring food, plenty of sleep and regular nappy changes, their 24/7 reliance on you does demand undivided attention and can impact on the time you give to your partner.

Try to make some time to have a decent conversation with your partner each day, even if it is only for a few minutes. That time of undivided attention will show your spouse that you still acknowledge them and aren’t caught up in a permanent baby bubble.

You have never been as tired as you are when you are caring for a newborn. Nor will you be as tired ever again. A baby changes your marriage in many ways, but this one makes everything else harder to cope with. Be sure to look after yourself and your partner!

Constant night feedings, catnaps, crazed hormones and being on alert around the clock will mean that you may not be thinking straight.

In these circumstances, it is common to have a short fuse and to snap at your spouse over the smallest things.

You may even find something they have always done, and you thought to be quirky, now completely intolerable, and annoying beyond comprehension.

You will both need to cut each other some slack because chances are your partner is also sleep deprived and rattled by dealing with this change in your lives. So, make a conscious decision to let some things slide and give each other a bit more room for error.

Wedding traditions that you like

When it comes to wedding planning for same-sex couples, the vast majority of wedding traditions simply don’t fit with their celebration of love and lifelong commitment. So, what more can you do than to throw tradition away and start creating your own?

While this can be a daunting concept at first, countless couples have gone on to create beautiful and powerful ceremonies that borrow from the conventions they would like to include while doing away with the parts that go against the grain for their personalities and beliefs.

The result? Unique weddings that are setting trends for others to follow. Here are some of the same-sex wedding trends that we love.

 

Farewell gender roles

Why exclude other sexes from your bridal party in order to follow tradition?

Many same-sex couples doing away with traditional gender roles and creating bridal parties made up of the people who love and support them, regardless of their gender!

While some brides and grooms choose to stick to tradition by both donning white, or going for the black and white combo, others are seeking a more personalised approach by wearing complimenting colours. We love the two brides above choice of wearing opposite colours in gorgeous, chic silhouettes.

Also, in some cases, dresses and suits are also being ignored in favour of feminine suits, paired kilts, rompers, and mismatched separates in all sorts of beautiful colour combinations.

Aussie same-sex couples often decide together to get hitched or enjoy a much more understated proposal, as our same-sex attracted couples are unfortunately still forced to marry overseas due to the outdated laws. Fingers crossed that this changes soon!