7 Tips for Making Your Wedding Fit Your Personality

The problem with wedding websites, magazines, and blogs is that the writers often assume that you want to plan a wedding that reflects the popular style of the time. That’s why many of those articles are titled “The Top Wedding Trends of 2019!” or “Wedding Trends that are Out!”. While these articles may be helpful for 95 percent of brides and grooms, there are some who care little about current trends. Here are tips for making your wedding fit your personality.

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7 Tips to Plan a Romantic Honeymoon in 2019

Planning a fairytale honeymoon is essentially just as large of a task as planning your wedding day itself. This is the perfect opportunity to both celebrate your marriage with your sweetie as well as enjoy the opportunity to travel the world. Hopefully you will see the fun in planning this once in a lifetime adventure rather than seeing it as being something overly stressful. To help you ensure that everything runs smoothly, here are some tips to help you plan. 

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8 Couples Therapy Skills You Can Use to Improve Your Relationship

When a couple is having issues, they can seek professional help to try and resolve them. There are many places they can go for help, and therapy is a good option. Couples therapy will help them see what is important in the relationship and help them learn how to compromise.

There are a few couples therapy skills you can use to strengthen your relationship. In this article, we’ll outline eight skills that will be super beneficial for your relationship.

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How to Introduce Yourself via Email – Online Dating Tips

If you’re making these introductions in an online dating community or sites like craigslist personals, this doesn’t make the task any easier. You’re likely to be a perfectionist about these things, or at least that’s the hope. While working over an email to make it perfect can also make it seem artificial and overwrought, you don’t want to dash off the first thing that comes to mind. You want to take your time, if nothing else because you don’t want to reply immediately to an email introduction from someone else – this reeks of desperation.

A Good First Impression

Remember: besides your profile picture and a few sentences your dashed off on your profile template, this is the first impression this person has of you. You want to sound reasonably intelligent and you want to be presentable. Use proper grammar and proper spelling. Studies show that women find an inability to write properly to be off-putting. If you can’t spell and make a sentence properly, you just don’t look particularly smart, even if you are. This shows one of two things: laziness or lack of education.

In the first case, you might be perfectly able to learn proper spelling and grammar, but you just don’t want to take the time to learn them, or use properly what you’ve learned. This is the equivalent of the guy who doesn’t take the time to brush his hair or teeth, clean up his car for a date, or put on deodorant.

Besides the unsightly nature of what you’re presenting, you’re telling this woman a whole lot of things about your personality and attitude towards life. Since most people who can’t spell know how to use a spell check, you are showing complete contempt for your audience, which is the woman you’re trying to impress.

In the second case, you are showing you don’t have the ability to learn good writing. This is worse, of course, because studies show that women like intelligent men. Educated and intelligent people (not always the same thing) are more interesting and stimulating to talk to, while (often more importantly) they tend to be in a higher economic class.

The upshot being, you don’t want women to think you can’t express yourself well. Good spelling in an email introduction might be less important for men (getting a letter from women), but it’s still a good idea for our female readers to express themselves well. Compare an email introduction for Internet dating much like a letter of introduction on a resume: you want to impress.

Be Yourself

It’s somewhat elusive to “be yourself” without being too much of yourself. You want to present the positive side of your personality, but you want that side to be unmistakably you. Sure, you want to impress the person on the other side of the email, but you don’t want to be impressive by making up stories about yourself or your life experiences.

Don’t lie about your job or salary. Be honest about your expectations from the relationship. It’s better you avoid all talk of these things until sometime later in the relationship. If you don’t feel comfortable discussing these subjects with someone who is pushy to know about them, they aren’t the right person anyway.

Here’s the other side of the coin: don’t give away too much. First, it’s a safety and security concern to give away too much personal information to someone you hardly knows. Beyond that, though, you don’t want to tell this person your troubles, worries, feuds, and grudges.

This is stuff they’ll find out later, after they get to know you and have some affection for you. Most people are not going to gain affection for you if you tell them about your problems with your ex, your divorce, your troubles at work, or your exploits in bed, beyond the most passing reference to it. It’s better you avoid these subjects altogether in an introduction. Be brief. Describe yourself. Give a positive image of yourself. Don’t volunteer too much information.

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Becoming better friends with your siblings

Human relationships can be hard, and more so with those closest to you. Siblings are people that we have in our lives out of no choice of our own. Therefore, we have to learn to love and get along with them. That might not always be easy especially when you have different personalities. If you’re finding that you’re having a hard time getting along with your sibling(s), then consider applying the following tips.

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Who Do I Need To Hire For My Wedding?

When planning out your wedding, it’s useful to have a list of all the people you need to hire. Here are some of the main professionals you’ll need to hire for the day along with some tips on how to find the best talent.

Hair and makeup

At the beginning of your wedding day, you’ll need someone to take care of your hair and makeup. There are stylists out there that specialise in wedding hairstyles and makeup – these are usually the best choice. It’s worth booking a stylist a few months ahead and arranging a meetup the week before to do a trial so that you’re happy with your look.


You may be able to get a friend or family member to drive you to the ceremony to save money, however those wanting to take the traditional approach may prefer a chauffeur. You could choose to hire an independent driver or you could go through a transport company which may a fleet of vehicles to choose from. This is something to similarly book a couple months ahead in order to reserve the ideal vehicle.

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It’s worth hiring a professional to photograph/video your wedding – you want someone experienced who understands the pace of a wedding. When choosing a photographer/videographer, be sure to check out their portfolio to get a good idea of the quality of their work. This is something you want to arrange at least nine months in advance – the top photographers and videographers get booked up early.

The flowers/decorations

You’ll probably want to get some flowers and decorations sorted for the venue. Some venues may have staff that are able to do this – if not you’ll have to hire your own vendors. You should hire a florist a few months in advance in order to plan out the flowers you want. Decorations are something that you may be able to get a friend or family member to do for you, although you may prefer to hire wedding decorators if you have something elaborate planned out.


Some venues will similarly be able to handle food and drink for you, however you may prefer to handpick your own catering company if you’ve got a specific style in mind. Decide whether you want a sit-down meal with waited staff or a buffet service such as this one. As for drinks, decide what kind of bar service you want and whether you’ll supply your own drinks.

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When it comes to wedding entertainment, most couples opt for a DJ. However, it’s also possible to hire a live band as listed here. Other entertainment could include fireworks, dancers and even a magician to go around tables. As with photographers, entertainment is something you’ll want to book up as early as possible in order to secure the right act.

The cake

The wedding cake is an important detail that many people leave until the last minute. However, the best wedding cake makers get booked up early, so this is something you may also want to arrange a couple months in advance. Take a look at each wedding cake maker’s portfolio so that you can decide whether their style of cake making suits you.  

Wedding planning

If all this sounds daunting, you could always hire a wedding planner to handle all of these aspects for you. This can take away all the stress and they’ll likely have some great connections and possibly even access to exclusive discounts, allowing them to get more for your budget. It’s best to hire a wedding planner a year in advance so that they have enough time to thoroughly prepare your wedding.

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5 Caribbean Honeymoon Tips Every Couple Needs

There’s no greater time for newlyweds to escape for a much-needed private getaway than when they have just been married. However, if you could not go on a honeymoon right after you tied the knot, you can always plan a couples’ getaway with your spouse when the time is right and when you can afford a spectacular honeymoon vacation at a destination you both love.

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