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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Info of Fiji Honeymoon Vacations

You can expect breezy warm tropical weather in your Fiji honeymoon vacation with temperatures between 26°C and 31°C all year round. However, the best months to enjoy the soothing tropical weather would be March through November. During these times, the cooling wind which blows from the south-east softens in the evening and picks up again by mid-morning. Occasionally, there may be periods of heavy rainfalls and cyclones, so be sure to consult your travel agent on the current weather status for your specific destination amongst the Fiji islands.

There are quite a number of Fiji honeymoon resorts that form great hot spots for honeymooners. For instance, the Yasawa Island Resort of Yasawa Island is a perfect resort for those who seek for a romantic honeymoon. Secluded at the end of its own beach and hidden from the rest of the resort, honeymooners here will only be exposed to the sound of the sea. With such tranquility, this spot is perfect for quiet and romantic walks along the beach just for the both of you. However, it is common for the beach to be lined with coral, so care must be taken not to walk barefoot.

Another renowned destination is the Turtle Island, a five-star resort which has been honored with the title, “Small Luxury Hotel of The World”, is located in the Yasawa Islands group. This resort caters specifically for couples and no children are allowed in except during specified family weeks between the months of July and December. This makes this resort an ideal haven for lovers and honeymooners. With fourteen private beaches available, couples can “book their own beach” for a day complete with picnic. This feature is one of the highlights of this resort apart from the other common beach activities that you can think of. These would comprise of activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving, island cruising, fishing, swimming, horseback riding, as well as visits to the famous Blue Lagoon Caves or even sunset cruising!

Finally, for those who love to be pampered, spas, massages and baths are also available in the various resorts of your Fiji Honeymoon. There resorts offer a variety of high quality spa services, yoga classes and professional massages, all of which caters to the preferences of the individual. Additionally, a variety of delicious local food, especially the famous succulent fresh seafood of the Fiji islands, is all within reach of food lovers!

Wedding Reception Party Favors

Edible Place Settings

How cool would it be for your guests to arrive at your wedding only to discover that their place cards are actually attached to candy bars featuring your married name along with the date of your wedding? You can even create a special message on the reverse side of the label. Plus, your guests are sure to enjoy having something to nibble on while waiting for the festivities to begin.

Candy Buffets

Traditional wedding receptions feature the bridal cake as the dessert, but, quite often, the guests are looking for additional sweets to satisfy their craving for sweet-tasting foods. This is especially true once the after-dinner coffee is served. A candy buffet offers the perfect solution, giving you the chance to indulge in a little chocolate perfection yourself with Hershey bars, Jordan almonds, and a variety of your favorite candies.

Decorative Elements

Floral displays and balloons are the traditional choices for decorative purposes for morning, day, and evening wedding receptions. Adding displays featuring customized candy wrappers and favor tins can add a nice touch of color as well as personality to your reception theme. From the whimsical messages and photos on color-coordinated candy wrappers to the Hershey nuggets and miniature candy bars, your wedding venue is filled with sweet messages of wedding bliss and sugary things to come.

For evening and formal weddings, you can include decorative displays featuring small stacks of candy with sophisticated wrappers throughout the wedding venue. For casual, morning, and afternoon weddings, you can display mini-stacks of candy covered in different colored wrappers, each of which offers a unique message to your guests. For every type of wedding venue, you can sweeten up your location with decorative jars or plates covered with piles of personalized candy bars and tiny nuggets of chocolate delights. Of course, wooden tea boxes filled with candy bars also add a nice touch of sugary fun to your wedding event.

About Wedding Shower Favors

The tradition of wedding showers began centuries ago in the Netherlands. The story tells of a Dutch girl who desired to be married, but she had no dowry that would enable her to be wed. Her family was poor and nothing had been put aside for her dowry. At that time, the European cultures perceived that women were of a lesser value than men, so it was a requirement for a girl’s family to provide money or other material things to equalize the support a husband would provide for his new wife. Frequently men would refuse to marry a girl if she failed to provide a dowry. The girl’s friends seeing her distress, pitched in and “showered” her with the many items needed to establish a household. Preserved foods, quilts, linens, cooking utensils and furniture were contributed so that her dowry was in order.

Although society no longer requires dowry’s from women, it’s still quite expensive to establish a new household, especially if the bride and groom haven’t been living on their own. The tradition continues through all cultures and for brides of all financial means. Wedding shower gifts continue to be primarily household items and linens. Brides also frequently receive beautiful lingerie intended to spice up many an evening with her new husband.

Wedding shower favors provide a means to say thank you to the guest for the gift given and for participating in the bride’s happiness. Like the favors given at the reception, the options for expressing gratitude remain endless. Tokens can be utilitarian or strictly whimsical. Wedding shower favors can reflect the theme of the gathering or be tailored to the individual guests. Wedding showers are typically celebrations with a smaller number of guests, so it can be affordable to provide more elaborate gifts like tea for one sets or spa gift certificates. Wedding shower favors can be common items that have been personalized or uniquely designed. Tokens of appreciation don’t have to be expensive, while the most cost effective gifts can also be the most creative.

Wedding Shower Checklist

Who should host the shower?

Traditionally the maid of honour tends to plan the shower party. But today, anything goes and it is perfectly acceptable for both family and friends to work together to organize, host and share the cost of the wedding shower. It doesn’t really matter who actually hosts the party as long as it is planned well in advance and normally in consultation with the bride. If the shower is planned to be in someone’s home, then it’s always a good idea to choose the person with the largest home or garden.

When to have your party

Because of the busy schedule the bride and her family will have in the lead up to her wedding, it is best to hold the shower about four to six weeks before the wedding. A growing trend is that more wedding showers are no longer a surprise and statistics show that 4 out of 5 brides are employed, therefore it is necessary to include the bride in the planning when it comes to setting a date and time. A traditional ‘girl-only’ party could be a Sunday brunch, a midweek lunch or an afternoon tea garden party.

Couples showers are best held on a weekend day or evening. The majority of people tend to work between 9-5 Monday-Friday, therefore a weekend is a safe bet in that most of the couples’ friends and relatives can attend. If you are having a shower party with work colleagues, then the ideal time would be in your lunch hour or straight after work.

Who to invite

Apart from your family members, the host should invite people you know well whether it be friends, relatives or work colleagues. You don’t want to invite too many people, as a large group tends to split off in small separate groups. You want everyone to interact with each other and be a manageable size for everybody to play the hilarious shower games and not feel left out. Taking all this into consideration, a comfortable shower should involve about 10-20 people.

You don’t necessarily need to buy expensive shower invitations. Another growing trend is that many brides are doing their wedding research on the Internet. The internet has opened up many ‘cheaper’ avenues and you can now get some great printable-wedding-shower-invitations. These invitations are customized with your own wording and design, and are printed directly from your own printer.

What’s your Theme?

As with the actual wedding, it is wise to choose a theme before sending out the invitations. The theme can then be used throughout the shower and incorporated in with the invitations, decorations, favors and refreshments.

There are literally dozens of topics for a shower party theme. The most popular is the ‘kitchen’ theme as there are endless pieces of equipment and accessories you can buy for the kitchen. The host knows the bride well and will surely fit a theme around either what the bride and groom need, or their lifestyle. For example if the happy couple are both into health and fitness, then a fitness theme could be an option.

One good idea for a couples shower is a wine tasting theme. This is ideal for a Saturday night party and I am sure the men will enjoy this one and easily get into the swing of things!

Food, Favors and Games

Food: It depends on the theme and location for which type of food to prepare. For example, if you are holding a ‘wine tasting theme’, then a finger buffet with crackers, nuts and other nibbles goes down well with wine. If you are holding a garden shower party, consider light finger food – cheeses, crackers, fresh fruit, mini-quiches, blueberry cream puffs, crab dip and a bacon, egg and cheese casserole and salads.

Favors: Some people choose not to give shower favors. It really depends on where you live and if it is a tradition in your area or not. If you do, you don’t have to go overboard with favors if you want to keep the expense down. Give something small and useful like a scented candle. Most people like scented candles and they are practical. A potpourri satchel is another welcome and practical idea.

Games: Everyone should be included in the shower games. Shower party games are a great ice-breaker for people to get to know each other. Games can include bridal shower bingo as this is always a big hit as is ‘what’s in the bag (memory game). Trivia questions about the bride and groom or making a wedding dress with toilet paper are all fun games to be had.