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Wedding Photography / Video – Simple But Important Information to Optimize Your Destination Wedding

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By Roger J Curley

Sure it’s OK to bring your own video camcorder to your Dream Destination Wedding; but before you assign a Loved One to be stuck watching your entire Dream Wedding through the camera’s tiny peep-hole… Consider This!

More often than not, that Loved one is not a professional and may not even get the thing turned on and recording, I’ve also seen numerous times the battery dies out or the memory chip runs out of space part way into the Ceremony.

The times the video is recorded, the tiny microphones built into most camcorders, iPhones or tablets can’t clearly pick up the softly spoken personal, heartfelt vows unless the camcorder is placed Obtrusively close to the Ceremony which also spoils the otherwise fabulous High Resolution still shots being taken.

Most couples tend to speak their Heartfelt Vows in a soft intimate voice, so using a Clip-on Wireless microphone ensures the best clarity while the Minister’s Ceremony, Conch Shell Blessing, Flute Blessings & the wonderful sound of the ocean is picked up perfectly with an Audiophile quality microphone. We highly recommend covering up this mic or any other obtrusive gear that needs to be placed in the Ceremony view with a mix of tropical flowers & foliage.

One consideration that seems to get overlooked with every wedding that does not include video is, the Ceremony Audio is often way more precious than most would expect! The Heartfelt vows, the quivering emotional little voice, sniffing back a tear, the relief of the “I do’s”, not to mention when couples have worked out special things to say adding to the vows and making truly a “one of a kind” True Love Story–like this Amazing line – “I only wish I could kiss you for each time my heart beats”. Wow, that’s sure to raise the bar for the ‘Romantically Challenged!’

Also consider whether you would like to have your otherwise grand professional pictures of the darling wedding couple with the priceless Destination Island views sort of ‘compromised’ by having a bevy of camera toting guests in the picture!

Oh sure, it’s cute to have Auntie Eagle-Eye workin’ a tablet video camera only to be forever captured as a headless wedding embodiment… just an iPad with a body in every picture at just about every camera angle – This is highly distracting. Hire a professional wedding videographer and let All your loved ones enjoy your Destination Dream Wedding on the Beach… and get better still shot photography as well!

A lot of still shots will capture all the honorary guests, whether or not they are hiding behind a camera or worse, the huge tablet video camera. If you would rather see their lovely faces instead of ‘camera holding human tri-pods’… Let your guest know they should take only an occasional shot & not stand there the entire ceremony behind a camera.

Be very aware of what the ‘not cheap’ Professional Photographer is shooting at so as not to compromise otherwise priceless pix with a highly distracting ‘Scene Killer’ view of an amateur videography “artist”.

It’s fine to have a loved one shoot video, but they need to become more of a ‘Camera Crew’ & less of a guest in attendance. They will need to coordinate their shots with the Professional Photographer – this way they both get great shots.

When getting both video and still shot photography, inquire about having a Photo Fusion Video created from the enhanced High Resolution wedding Highlight images. With professional high-res pictures, you can draw focus to inspiring details by zooming in, then out and panning… The moving picture that is created is a very unique production that brings great still shots to an even greater perspective. These Photo Fusion Videos can be edited into the regular video to create a longer version of the main wedding video, but often both the main wedding video and the photo Fusion Video stand on their own perfectly well. When showing these at a reception, it is best to have two shorter videos than one big one since attention spans decrease exponentially with each drink!

If at all possible, scout your perspective wedding locations beforehand at the same time of day as the wedding will be. The best video camera angle will be ‘the sun’s view’ so that the subjects are being nicely lit by the sun that’s close to directly behind the video camera. You’ll want to take note how the background looks with these considerations. Most people choose a great sunset beach for their wedding expecting glorious off shore views as the background of the video, but on west-facing beaches the video would then be pointing directly AT the sun with the wedding party subjects reduced to just dark shadows contrasted with an overblown sun that hasn’t set yet. With photography you can use powerful flashes shot closer up and heavy Photoshop to tame the brights & bring out the shadows, but most wedding Videos don’t normally use big production flood lights to spoil the romantic vibe and aggressive highlight/shadow modifications to video can easily add un-desirable side effects; so it is imperative that the video camera is positioned with the sun close to directly behind it.

Another aspect of wedding videos that is certainly overlooked is the Aerial Videos with remote-controlled un-manned ‘quad-copters’. This is still very new but rapidly gaining popularity. The main reason for having a destination wedding is because it’s so beautiful. Still shots and ground video capture the intimate close up detail of the wedding party and their view of the wedding site’s natural beauty, but the ‘Jaw Dropping’ Awe-inspiring views from above are breathless! The ‘quad’ can elegantly fly smoothly by the wedding party and rises to expose the dynamic beauty of the shoreline with rocky outcrops and clear turquoise water. These flying camera views are for the most part ‘never seen before’ and the real helicopters would not be able to get in that low to people.

If you hire a professional photographer that is there to capture every emotion and offer lots pictures there is no need for a beautiful wedding party to morph into a presidential press release event; just make sure your photographer will be shooting and offering ‘many to all’ the pictures taken to include something for everyone. Plus, most technically hip photographers offer to post the highlights on Facebook right away so this should take care of everybody in the wedding party trying to take their own pictures to post on Facebook. Let the professional photography pick out the highlights and apply the standard enhancements and post to Facebook, the entire wedding party is encouraged to jump in and tell all their friends by sharing the wedding highlights.

All of these tips are highly recommended to consider before hiring your destination wedding photographer and videographer. You can certainly have all of these amenities for a fraction of the cost that you would previously imagine. The average cost of a US wedding is over $30,000.

For just over $1,000 you can get your Dream Destination Maui Beach Wedding with Professional Photography/Video, music, flowers and “Aunty Eagle-Eye” can enjoy the wedding too! No more headless embodiments! Visit our website for further details.

If you will be having a Destination Wedding consider coming to Maui, our Tropical Island Beach Weddings are great all year long. Contact the Maui Marrying Muse for all your Maui Destination Wedding Planning Wishes. A ‘Tried and True’ locally based Mom and Pop – One Stop Shop!

Bobbie Jo and this article’s author Roger Curley have a deep connection to the ocean and the Tropical Islands they have sailed to and lived among during their nearly 4 years of Sailing Adventures with their son Robin aboard their ‘ol 51 foot sailboat ‘Hipnautical.’

We Bring the “Spirit of the South Pacific with the Soul of Aloha” – Joining loving couples in the deepest expression of Love!

Prior to our Sailing Adventures I enjoyed the experience of a 30+ year career in Hollywood’s Film, TV and Audiophile recording industry while Bobbie Jo has been performing Harp and Vocals at Wedding Ceremonies for over 30 years as well.

We bring our highly technical photography, video and worldly experiences together for Simply Elegant Dream Weddings on a Tropical Island.

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December 30, 2014 |

Wedding Receptions at Your Destination Wedding Can Be Arranged Easily With These Important Points!

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By Roger J Curley

From just a cake & a bubbly toast for two on the beach to ‘Full on Abundance’ at a Palace like Resort, you can easily arrange your wedding reception. Sort out your dreams, wishes, plan ideas and, of course, the almighty budget thingy.

If you are on a budget, it’s best to go small and simple; unless you are blessed with a generous loved one, then by all means allow them the pleasure of creating whatever their big heart & wallet can manifest! This can never be planned but when it happens, dreams come true for so many that would otherwise not get to come to a Dreamy Destination Wedding Location… And, they say, it’s better to give than receive!

The smaller the wedding parties the more flexible the arrangements can be which tends to create a more personalized, carefree, relaxed and romantic reception; while a large party can have the time of their life and their privacy by ‘buying out the venue’ or chartering one’s own Wedding Charter Yacht for their exclusive use.

Small, intimate wedding receptions aren’t just for the budget conscious, but for Romanic Dreamers of all walks of wallet size. For about the price of dinner at most any top restaurant in a desirable destination location, you should be able to find a mobile chef that will show up on a grassy ocean overlook near your Beach Wedding and set up an impressive Romantic Dinning Experience that will be forever fondly remembered; if not seek out caterers and local Delis, all kinds of restaurants offer delivered food or food for pick up for more savings.

Larger parties on a budget can still have all the big family fun, but save HEAPS by having the reception at a public park with a ‘Bring your own dish’ buffet style ‘family style wedding reception’. Since most everyone will be at a ‘destination wedding location’, everyone would have to spend precious time shopping for reception supplies, so it may be worth just having the family picnic catered since the ‘reception venue’ was ‘cheap to nothing’.

Smaller parties can always just get a table section that is sort of to themselves in most bustling trendy restaurants, but why not make it more special by finding that smaller venue–like a private vacation rental or Bed & Breakfast place that has a reception area just big enough and at the right price for your party. Either your wedding coordinator or the venue staff will be able to arrange for catering at many budget levels along with a ‘Bring your own dish’ family buffet style ‘ accommodations.

There are advantages to having a reception ‘Just Steps Away’ from the Wedding and there are certainly different advantages to have two locations. For all the reasons you choose that spot for your wedding, it would also make it awesome for your reception, plus not having everybody from the wedding party drive to another location and re-park adds to the convenience. However, you can enjoy the inspiring advantages of having Two Honeymoons by having a Morning Wedding at a nice location with all its glory… Then saunter back to your Love Nest for a Private champagne brunch and enjoy your ‘HoneyNoon’ at the peak of your day! Why wait until the very late hours of a long day of extra big smiles all day before finally getting around to your Honeymoon – You would be just like a HoneyMooner… just a little bit Sooner!

After a luxurious refreshing nap, meander over to your reception to enjoy a second photo session that captures this stunning location with the sunset and all your guests being entertained by romantic live music. After the festivities, in the traditional manner, you are now expected to depart for your Honeymoon… Making it Two ‘HoneyNoonMoons’ in one day! (No extra charge with most reasonable wedding planners)

Find a good local wedding planner that can cheerfully work with you to fulfill your dream Wedding and Reception wishes within your budget. They can confirm any issues with obtaining the required location wedding permits and reserving the use of the park for your event. Look for a complete, one-stop-shop wedding package with a wedding planner that actually performs the ceremony, this is the best way to insure that the details you provide in the planning stages are expressed to the right person; by the wedding day you will feel like good friends. If you’re really lucky you will find a wedding Ceremony Minister that has musical talent to offer both the Ceremony and the reception, there would a nice savings here by keeping the hired personnel to a minimum.

If your Destination Wedding Dreams include a Tropical Island, consider coming to Maui and get Married at a True Tropical Island Paradise – Hawaii’s Best Wedding Beaches are on Maui! Bobbie Jo and this article’s author Roger Curley have a deep connection to the ocean and the Tropical Islands they have sailed to and lived among during their nearly 4 years of Sailing Adventures. Roger experienced a 30+ year career in Hollywood’s Film, TV and Audiophile recording industry while Bobbie Jo has been performing Harp and Vocals at Wedding Ceremonies for over 30 years as well.. We bring our highly technical photography, video and worldly experiences together for Simply Elegant Dream Weddings on a Tropical Island Beach. A ‘Tried and True’ locally based Mom and Pop – One Stop Shop!

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December 30, 2014 |

Weddings in Hawaii With Honeymoon Packages – What to Look For When Getting Married in Hawaii

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By Roger J Curley

When getting married in Hawaii there are advantages in considering a wedding package that includes the honeymoon accommodations. since you have to stay someplace anyway, the Hawaii honeymoon haven is a good place to begin your destination wedding planning. Start by finding a personable local wedding planner that can not only create soulful ceremonies, perform stunning live music, make arranges for flowers, photography, video, offer easy instructions for obtaining wedding licenses and whatever your heart desires… But can also recommend the perfect honeymoon suggestions and tailor complete packages around your honeymoon location.

Having a Simple Wedding is a common ‘modus operandi ‘ for a lot of couples. Nothing simplifies a wedding/honeymoon vacation more than having the honeymoon right where you would want to spend most of the time on your destination wedding so that you wouldn’t even need to rent a car for your whole romantic tropical island getaway. The average US driver could circumnavigate the entire planet every 18 months, so taking a week or two off driving sounds very sexy. Also considering you could spend nearly all that time without shoes and be practically naked if your Honeymoon Luv nest was on the beach here in Hawaii, especially on Maui where Hawaii’s best beaches are.

There many choices to tantalize one’s dreamy appetite with white sand beaches right out your door with azure clear blue water to snorkel and sup your days away and plenty of trendy & fun places to eat and drink just a romantic stroll away. At night you will be lulled to sleep by the sound of waves gently lapping the shores right outside your honeymoon haven.

With this kind of location your wedding and honeymoon has many inspiring options that are ‘just a few sandy steps away’. You can have an early morning wedding with an easy stroll from your ‘luv nest’ to your beach wedding site.

Photography and video favor early mornings in order to best capture the ocean and offshore islands for vivid backgrounds to the well ‘lit by the sun’ wedding party. Morning weddings are always less crowded and you should scout out a nice spot prior to the wedding to confirm the exact time the sun clears your chosen spot. Another ‘bonus’ with a honeymoon suite on the beach is, after starting the day with a dream wedding on the beach with stunning photography to capture the magical ‘Just Maui’d Moments’ and well-lit Ocean views, saunter back to your honeymoon luv nest just a few sandy steps away and enjoy a ‘honeynoon’… You would be just like a honeymooner, just a little bit sooner!

After a nice long refreshing nap, you can meander over to your Wedding reception ether on location or at another incredibly inspiring place. Don’t forget to have professional photography to capture those world-famous Hawaiian Sunsets plus candid shots of the joy and emotions of your guests while they enjoy Live Music that speaks to the Heart and Soul. Later that night you can enjoy your 2nd honeymoon!

Honeymoon suites right on the beach may cost a little bit more, but you’ll enjoy them a whole lot more… It’s a bargain nevertheless. In my adventurous opinion, the absolute best choice for a real Tropical Island Emerson experience is to rent the cabins at Olowalu for a week, this is absolutely the most cost-effective choice for wedding party accommodations up to 36 with optional receptions for an additional 114 reception guests. We live here on Maui, but this is where we take our yearly vacation! You can see the awesome coral bank ocean view from inside your cabin. You step out your back door right on to white sandy beach. With snorkel in hand, it’s just a few sandy steps away from one of the more colorful and vivid underwater snorkeling experiences on the island and when you take walks up or down the beach from your cabins, you will not see any condos or other touristy distractions for as far as the eye can see; this is truly a one of a kind oasis here on Maui.

OK, even in cabins, camping out is not for everyone so the next best deal on honeymoons for wedding parties up to around 10 or so is to rent a nice house for the week. For about the same price of the average nice place on the beach for two, the entire wedding party can live nicely in a well accommodated house. These are typically nearly million dollar homes with nice views and are within a short walk to world-class beaches. For further savings, you can buy groceries and prepare food just like at home and even host your own world-class wedding reception with the help of catering so you can enjoy your big day without cooking!

Whatever your budget, consider the location of the honeymoon as a central starting point when planning your destination wedding in Hawaii. Make it really personable by hiring a groovy grass-roots ‘mom & pop’ luv biz, because the mega-marrying marathons the big brother marketing giants put on often lack in delivering a personal heartfelt ceremony and will certainly charge heaps.

If your Destination Wedding Dreams include a Beach Wedding consider coming to Maui and get Married at a True Tropical Island Paradise – Hawaii’s Best Wedding Beaches are on Maui, so plan your Dream Wedding around your Honeymoon Hideaway! Bobbie Jo and this article’s author Roger Curley have a deep connection to the ocean and the Tropical Islands they have sailed to and lived among during their nearly 4 years of Sailing Adventures. Roger experienced a 30+ year career in Hollywood’s Film, TV and Audiophile recording industry while Bobbie Jo has been performing Harp and Vocals at Wedding Ceremonies for over 30 years as well.. We bring our highly technical photography, video and worldly experiences together for Simply Elegant Dream Weddings on a Tropical Island Beach. A ‘Tried and True’ locally based Mom and Pop – One Stop Shop!

Check out our Simply Enchanting Wedding Packages with Honeymoon options and the ‘Only Cabin Camping on Maui for your Hawaii Dream Wedding!

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December 30, 2014 |

Spending Your Honeymoon in the Carribean by Veronica Bettencourt

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Your honeymoon is one of the best vacations you’ll ever take. It is the start of a new life with someone you love. As well as a great reason to visit one of the most beautiful places in the entire world. Whether you leave straight from your reception or wait a few weeks until the excitement dies down, a honeymoon is a vacation that you will remember for the rest of your life. One of the most popular places to go on a honeymoon is the Caribbean.

There are many reasons why the Caribbean is the perfect honey spot. First, not many people live in a magical tropical paradise as is found on most of the Caribbean islands. Because we do not live in this kind of weather, the Caribbean is an escape from reality. Another reason when the Caribbean is a great place for a vacation is because it is in fact so popular. The islands cater to couples and love, and you can find a variety of special activities available just for newlyweds.

To plan a honeymoon in the Caribbean, you must start long before you even finish planning your wedding. First, consider how much the honeymoon will cost in your budget. If you overspend, you’ll find yourself coming home to a new life filled with debt, and that is never a great way to start a new life. Instead, start with a budget in mind and find a Caribbean island that can meet your needs.

The second thing you should consider when it comes to planning a Caribbean honeymoon is that you’ll need a way to transition from the wedding to the honeymoon. Traditionally, the honeymoon was to start on your wedding night, but most couples also love to hold wedding receptions. Your wedding reception will probably last well into the night, and leaving for an airplane trip to the Caribbean islands may not be the best idea at that point. Instead, lots of couples are opting to spend the night in a local hotel and leave for the honeymoon in the morning. Still others spend the week after the wedding moving into a new home and leave on the honeymoon after that. Some couples even wait an entire year and plan their honeymoon for their first anniversary in order to save up money. The key is to do what is right for you.

When on your honeymoon in the Caribbean, make sure that you mention this fact to people. You may receive special treatment like a ticket bumped to first class or a nicer hotel room for the same price if people are helping you to celebrate. Champagne and other free drinks, special prices are restaurants, and hotel gifts are some of the other great honeymoon specials you may receive on your honeymoon in the Caribbean. This is a great way to start your new life, so even if small things go wrong, simply focus on enjoying your time together.

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October 9, 2014 |

All Inclusive Cruise Vacations: Planning the Perfect Honeymoon by diamondpoli

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Before wedding vows are exchanged and the bridal bouquet is caught by the lucky soul who\’s bound to tie the knot next, it\’s best to plan your honeymoon getaway. The honeymoon signifies the start of a newlyweds\’ journey into conjugal existence. No matter what joys and trials may lay ahead for the married couple, the intimacy of their honeymoon may help them fulfill their vow of “till death do us part”.

If you are engaged and still lack definite honeymoon plans, consider going on a cruise holiday. Romantic cruise holidays offer newlyweds the excitement coupled with the intimacy they are looking for. Aside from intriguing stopovers at different ports for shore excursions, cruise holidays also offer newlyweds exciting on-board entertainment like evening concerts, Vegas-style performances, and many other attractions.

Planning your honeymoon getaway is a lot like creating a plot to take over the world: it requires intensive planning, a bit of wishful thinking, and a henchman to do your bidding—which will be played by the travel agent. The agent will handle every aspect of the honeymoon getaway from booking tickets and lodgings, to tours and transportation.

The right travel agent can help you organize the trip from start to finish. In addition, travel agents have access to various discounts and travel perks which the average consumer has no access to. One good example is the all inclusive package.

All inclusive cruise packages may cover daily food and drinks, as well as extras like spa services and Wi-Fi connections. Travelers who may be worried about overspending may find such packages beneficial as it keeps them from going beyond a certain budget. Furthermore, many all inclusive cruise vacations offer their guests sumptuous buffets with numerous dishes and beverages to indulge in. These cruise vacations can help you focus on having a good time with your significant other and let the rest of the world be.

Travel agents can select the cruise travel package that meets your budget and expectations. Just relax and let these professionals perform all the hard work for you. This way, you can focus on planning the wedding and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The honeymoon is an important trip that signals the beginning of a married couple\’s conjugal life. Although they may take many trips together throughout their marriage, there\’s nothing quite as magical as the honeymoon. Get a hold of travel agents now and ask them to find a Carnival cruise package for you and your beloved.

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October 9, 2014 |

Choosing Your Dream Honeymoon Destination by Sarah Simmons

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While the only thing on your mind while planning your wedding is the actual wedding, it’s important to consider some post-wedding activities; specifically, your honeymoon. Your honeymoon is that much needed time after the wedding when you can relax, unwind and spend some alone time with your new spouse. While your mind may be full of floral arrangements, cakes versus cupcakes, and the perfect wedding songs, remember your honeymoon and your first vacation as a married couple is very special, so spend some time looking forward during your wedding planning. Read on for some tips on choosing your perfect honeymoon destination.

After you’ve set a budget for your honeymoon, sit down with your fiancée and discuss the type of place you’d like to go. Are you looking for an adventure or would you rather lie on the beach and soak up some rays? Do you fly by the seat of your pants or do you want every little detail planned out? It’s especially important to decide if you will be going out of the country, as it can take a while to get your passport (and visa if necessary).


As one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, Mexico is known for having top resorts that fit any couple’s interests, from activities to sightseeing, from nightlife to a quiet day on the beach. Mexico provides an array of opportunities for newlyweds, including great fishing, surfing, sunsets, and more! Popular honeymoon hideaways in Mexico include Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco, Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel.


Newlyweds who desire a trip to Europe will be entertained by endless possibilities for cultural adventure. From castles to cottages, snow-capped mountains to beaches, the Eiffel Tower to the London Bridge, a European honeymoon is full of personality. Stroll the streets of Paris, ride a gondola through the canals of Venice, or relax on the beaches of Spain – the opportunities are endless with a European honeymoon.


For honeymooners who’d rather stay stateside, the USA offers endless cities, small towns, mountains, beaches, and ranches perfect for honeymoons. Popular honeymoon locations include Alaska, Lake Tahoe, Miami, New York City, New Orleans, Aspen, Niagara Falls, Disneyland or Walt Disney World, and San Francisco. Whether you and your fiancé yearn for 24/7 excitement in a city like Las Vegas, or desire a quiet spot on the beaches of Key West, you won’t have trouble finding your perfect honeymoon destination in the United States.


Although a part of the United States, Hawaii is in a category all of its own. With hundreds of islands within the state featuring epically beautiful views, surfing, swimming, hiking, volcano tours, and hula lessons, Hawaii is a dream honeymoon spot with unlimited possibilities. The six main islands most frequently visited by honeymooners are Hawaii’s Big Island, Kauai, Lana’I, Maui, Molokai, and Oahu.


Speaking of islands, the Caribbean has more than 7,000 islands, islets, reefs and cays to explore while on your honeymoon. While each location includes the iconic sandy white beaches and clear turquoise waters, the Caribbean is known for the variations in culture, landscape, and activities! You will never be bored, from historic plantation houses and active volcanoes, to breathtaking hikes and sunset sails, each island offers something special! Choose a bustling port town for shopping and nightlife, or hideaway on a less inhabited island for a more intimate retreat. Some of the most popular island getaways in the Caribbean include the Bahamas, Aruba, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Barbados, and St. Bart’s, St. Croix, and St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands.

A good honeymoon can take up to six months to plan, so don’t put off planning to the last minute (especially if you need a passport). Book your tickets, make your reservations, and plan the perfect honeymoon now!

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October 9, 2014 |

The Art of Honeymoon Planning by Kate Mendelsen

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Well, you’ve got your whole wedding well planned and all the nitty-gritty details are sorted, so what next? The daunting task of planning your honeymoon – it’s a trip you will definitely want to get right. The main reason for this is because you are planning for two and both of you must enjoy the trip. It is in fact your first trip as husband and wife, so you will want it to be memorable.

The first and most important thing to note is that perfection in any trip is a ruse. Expect the unexpected. How often do you plan a trip only to experience last minute changes such as flight delays? It is important to understand that these unexpected discoveries and changes tend to be a norm during travel.

It is therefore crucial that you do your homework prior to selecting an ideal resort. Decide on the trip type you are considering as well as the spending costs you are likely to incur. This will ensure that you cushion yourself from unrealistic dreams which may go well beyond your budget. This should obviously be done before you pick a travel agent.

Remain supple with your plans. This will enable you to easily change your plans when it suits you. For example, if you are aware of a discount promotion for a certain month, you could easily push your trip to be in tandem with the promotion. You could also consider scheduling a late flight as opposed to an early morning one to prevent omission of last minute details as you hustle and hurry to catch an early morning flight.

Be candid and straight forward about your honeymoon budget. Manage your expectations while at the same time ensuring you have fun during the trip. If you have a travel agent who tries to steer you toward a more expensive trip, hold you ground and do not budge.

While it’s true to say that you can take off on an impulse and go wherever you want, it is not really advisable to do that on a honeymoon. The excitement and craziness of beginning a new life may lead you to situations you wouldn’t find yourself in on a normal day.

However the main question many honeymooners ask themselves is “Where should we go?” Depending on you and your spouse’s persona, you may be able to make the perfect getaway choice obviously depending on your budget and time constraints.

If you are a nervous flyer or just resent travelling, consider a honeymoon that is close to home. You spend less time travelling and more time on each other. On the other hand if you are more of a travelling person, you should consider a cruise honeymoon. With a cruise honeymoon you and your spouse can sail for love practically anywhere the deep blue sea stretches.

If you are a beach enthusiast, consider a beach destination for your honeymoon where you can swim, surf and have a sunbath taking a great tan to work that everyone will be jealous about.

Look stunning on your wedding day. Check out the selection of tiara combs and cage veils at Tiara Garden. Kate Mendelsen is hopelessly entwined in the wedding industry. If you liked this article, please feel free to publish it on your website, blog, or ezine, as long as the above links stay active.

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October 9, 2014 |

Planning Your Honeymoon by george michaels

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Planning Your Honeymoon

Almost as fun as planning your wedding is planning your honeymoon. You want your first trip together as husband and wife to be memorable and it’s tempting to take an ‘anything goes’ approach. After all, you’re likely to get lots of wedding gifts in the form of cold, hard cash so why not?

Well for one, you want to be able to eat and see the sights when you arrive, so you’ve got to use some discretion when making your arrangements. Many couples find that it is possible to have a great honeymoon, even if they’re sticking to a budget and all it takes is some planning.

When is the best time to plan the honeymoon? Obviously sooner is better, especially if you intend to travel to a popular destination during peak season. But at a minimum, while you are putting together your wedding budget, it’s a good idea to allocate funds for this adventure together and work from there.

To help determine an appropriate budget, you’ve got to think about your possibilities, and of course, you’ve got to be realistic. A good way to start planning your honeymoon is to think about the things you both like to do in your free time, think about places you’ve only dreamed of visiting, and think about what you realistically intend to do while away. You can also use the Internet or a travel agent to help you come up with honeymoon ideas.

Once you’ve selected a destination, it’s time to get busy making your travel arrangements. Special deals are out there, but you’ve got to be aggressive in your search for them. Don’t despair; it’ll likely be worth the effort. And the great deals might not always involve getting the lowest price. It’s the extras that’ll turn this ordinary trip into something extraordinary. Perhaps the deal includes getting a suite with a breathtaking view, or being greeted with a bottle of champagne.

When you’re down to only 3 months left until the wedding date, you should have your travel arrangements firmly in place. Know where you’re going, how you’re getting to the airport (after the reception) and once you arrive at your destination, how you’ll be getting to your accommodations. Once you’re in place, the rest of the vacation can run its course. If you wish, you can plan some day trips in advance. This far out, also make sure vaccinations and passports are current, if applicable.

A few weeks before your departure, start gathering the things you’ll bring with you on your honeymoon: camera and film/memory cards, swimsuits, day and evening wear, traveler’s checks, tickets, documents, confirmation numbers for ALL reservations (including person’s name if possible), and a bit of local currency for tipping. Set aside somewhere safe.

Then as the approaching days become more stressful than you can handle, close your eyes and picture yourselves lazily lying around your honeymoon suite, with not a care in the world except how soon you’ll be able to return!

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October 9, 2014 |

Magical Destination For Your Wedding Reception by Christophe Garnier

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‘Till death do us apart’ is the vow that is taken at a marriage. For one and all this is the most special and important day in your life. You are united in body, mind and soul to the person you love for ever. Have you thought of a way to make it more special, to imbibe it in your minds forever and ever?

I am talking of a magical destination for your (mariage reception Paris). How would it feel to get married in the most romantic city of the world- Paris! Choose the allure of its breathtaking countryside or the city itself with its modern and old world charm, Paris l provides you with countless options for that special day of yours.

How about getting married on a boat in Paris and having your wedding reception in Paris? How about cruising on the Seine River while uttering your wedding vows? How about the reflection from the lights or the natural light from the moon and stars throwing light on you in that special moment?

You can choose to be married on a boat in Paris. The best time would be in summer and till before the falls. The weather is just appropriate and in spite of the air being a little on the warmer side the cool breeze from the Seine River just provides you with the coolness for the moment. It is a magnificent experience to stand on the deck of the Paris boats and feel the cool breeze play with your veil and you catch the light in your eyes. And if the tour is by night, the experience is right out of romantic novel where you have the moon and the stars shining on you and cast their spell and blessings for the choicest couple. Winter could also be a good time, but you would run the risk of un timely showers that could mar the event.

To add to the wonderful magical experience and to celebrate your (louer bateau à Paris) a most tantalizing addition would be a wonderful culinary spread by the chef for you and your guests. It would also be ideal to celebrate the occasion with French wine or champagne to go with the special moment. With each passing moment the Paris cruise raises your spirits to a point of wanting for more and more in terms of sights and sounds of Paris as well as the experience of the boat ride.

These boat rides often take you on a cruise to see the historical spots of Paris. A wonderful juxta position of the old and the new! Some of them may be even be especially custom tours that satisfy you and that special person in your life before you start the new journey of togetherness.

Author, Christophe Garnier, specializes in writing about peniche paris, location peniche Paris, location bateaux Paris, wedding reception paris & paris boats.

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October 9, 2014 |

Destination Weddings – 6 Key Things To Consider by Craig Dunham

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Destination weddings are becoming more popular compared to the traditional home town wedding we are accustomed to. Basically, a destination wedding is when you decide to forego a ceremony in a local hometown setting and have your wedding in a exotic or vacation type location, along with the rest of the wedding party. While this may sound good for some people, there are a few things that you will want to consider before deciding on this wedding alternative.

First, if a traditional celebration is your ideal of a wedding, then a destination wedding may not be for you. Destination weddings are typically more laid back, less formal, and more casual.

Second, a destination wedding kind of throws all the traditional rules out the window. Sure, you will still need your licneses and an official. But, all the traditions like the groom seeing the bride before the ceremony are pretty much out the window. Typically, you are going to be on location prior to the event so you are going to be spending time with your future spouse so it is hard to adhere to some of these traditions.

Third, you have to consider that anyone you need in the wedding, you will probably have to foot the bill for them to get there. Otherwise, you are going to have to find local people to perform wedding ceremonies or perform different wedding functions. If you plan on having a wedding party, then that is kind of a case by case thing as to whether you will be paying the expenses of them getting there or not.

Fourth, and this is a good one, you can often save money on decorations like flowers in a destination wedding. The reason is because the destination is usually a beautiful venue where you do not have to spend the extra money on things like flowers and other decorations.

Fifth, you will have longer to celebrate with a destination wedding. A traditional wedding lasts a few hours. However, a destination wedding can last for several days and can even end up becoming your honeymoon.

Lastly, and this may surprise you, destination weddings are typically less expensive than your traditional at-home wedding. There are so many expenses that are involved in a traditional that you do not need in a destination wedding. Your biggest expense in a destination wedding will probably be getting the people there that you elect to pay to get there.

Destination weddings are a great alternative to tying the knot with your significant other. That can create lasting memories that a traditional wedding can also provide. You just need to be aware of some of the differences before making the decision to have a destination wedding.

Craig has been writing articles about numerous topics for years.


October 9, 2014 |
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