Common Mistakes Couples Make While Wedding Planning

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There are some things that extend beyond your control on your wedding day (like an unexpected thunderstorm or your DJ coming down with the flu). But there a few common wedding planning mistakes that you can avoid up front, in the sometimes overwhelming process of booking vendors, choosing food, and keeping track of guests. Even the most organized couple can make mistakes during the wedding planning journey.

The good news is hiring a professional wedding planner can help you avoid common blunders made by couples as they go through the checklist. But if you’re wondering what to look out for, here are common wedding planning mistakes couples.

1. Blowing Off Your Wedding Budget

Money may not be the most fun topic to discuss in light of your engagement, but it’s so important. Danielle Couick, principal and creative director at Magnolia Bluebird Design & Events, tells The Knot the first step couples should take is getting the decision makers together and establishing a firm budget. Many times, excited to-be-weds start booking vendors and making purchases without having a budget in mind—and then are shocked to discover they’ve already spent most of their money and don’t have all of the things they need. Planning a wedding is serious business, so it’s important to make a budget and keep track of your expenditures so you have all of your ducks in a row and can actually relax on your wedding day. Need help? Use our Wedding Budgeter Planner.

2. Messing Up the Marriage License

There are lots of rules surrounding marriage licenses that you might not be familiar with. For instance, if you get your license 61 days before your wedding in Pennsylvania, you won’t be able to legally marry on your wedding day because a license is valid in the state for only 60 days. (You could still have the ceremony, though—guests wouldn’t ever know you weren’t legally married on that day.) Obtain your license the day before your wedding, and it’s possible you may not get it in time (some states have a three-day waiting period). A common mishap for those marrying for a second time is forgetting your official divorce papers when you get the certificate. Find other things no one tells you about getting a marriage license here

3. Getting Attached to a Specific Flower Type

When you book your florist a year before your wedding day, they can only guess which blooms will be in your price range and available for your wedding. If your heart is set on orchids, you could be disappointed the day of. To prevent this, choose backups to your main blooms and add them to your contract. Try to think in terms of colors and shapes instead of specific flowers.

4. Letting Other People Pick Your Wedding Party

Your wedding party is yours, which means you’re the one narrowing it down to your closest friends and family members, regardless of gender, familial ties and many other factors. “Your best friends, your nearest and dearest, regardless of gender, should be standing next to you if you’re having a wedding party,” says Jove Meyer, owner and creative director of Jove Meyer Events. Picking people to please a family member can also result in a sticky situation, so it’s best to choose what feels right for you. After all, it’s your wedding day. 

5. Blowing Your Fashion Budget on Just the Dress

If you have $1,500 set aside for your bridal look, that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be able to buy a gown with a $1,500 price tag. Tack on tax and, if you’re not buying off the rack, shipping. You’ll likely need alterations too. Don’t forget to factor in your undergarments, shoes, veil, hair accessories and jewelry when budgeting for your overall look.

6. Sending Out Save-the-Dates Too Soon

It may be tempting to tell everyone about your wedding date as soon as possible, but don’t send those save-the-date cards until you’ve finalized the guest list. Save-the-dates are typically sent out eight to ten months before your wedding date, and only  to guests you’re positive will be invited. So, there are no hurt feelings.

7. Ordering Your Wedding Dress Too Late

If you’re purchasing a wedding dress that needs to be customized or ordered, do so by the six-month mark latest. Since your dress will be custom made (and possibly shipped from overseas), buffer in ample time to receive the piece and complete fittings. In addition, most off-the-rack wedding dresses will require alterations, so make certain you have enough time for that entire process. The same goes for the bridesmaid dresses.

8. Booking Hotel Rooms Too Late

This is an easy wedding planning mistake to make for newly engaged couples. To-be-weds will leave the task of securing hotel room blocks for out-of-town wedding guests until the last minute. If you’re marrying during a busy time and you don’t look into hotel availability in advance, you can end up with no rooms for your guests so reserve as early as possible. Begin your research up to a year in advance, and make sure your block is booked at least by the eight-month mark—if not sooner. Include hotel information in your save-the-date cards, wedding website and invitations. (FYI, you’re just setting them aside—your guests will put down their own credit cards when they call to book the rooms.)

9. Skipping the Videographer

Photos are a must for most couples, but they only take you so far—videos let you hear your and your partner’s voices as you say your vows and watch your friends tear up the dance floor. By hiring a professional videographer to document your wedding, you’ll relive those special moments you may have missed on the day, like interactions with grandparents, that you’ll definitely want to treasure for a lifetime.

10. Underpaying Invitation Postage 

You’d be surprised how many to-be-weds underestimate the postage stamp process with some dropping an entire batch into a mailbox without paying the correct amount. Most wedding invitations require additional postage, and the post office will return them back to you. Weigh an invitation at the post office before purchasing your stamps and be aware of any price increases too. (Note: Square invitations require additional postage not only because of the weight but the shape too.)

11. Inviting Too Many Guests

Your guest list and the maximum capacity of people at the reception site should match up. You can’t invite 400 people assuming only 250 will accept. If you end up with 300 acceptances, you may have to turn 50 guests away at the door. As much as vendors would like to accommodate you, most wedding venues are prohibited from adding 10 more tables, especially since fire laws limit the maximum number of people allowed in any room at one time. Analyze your guest list from the get-go, assume 80 percent will respond “yes” and limit that amount accordingly.

12. Micromanaging Your Vendors

You’re booking talented pros who understand your vision, so it’s important to let them do their jobs. We know it’s tempting to control every detail, but after your initial meetings, it’s best to step back and trust the pros to get it right (and keep on good terms with them). After all, you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, Couick says. “You don’t have to go over the top, but being considerate and genuinely kind will go a really long with your vendors. The nastier you are does not do you any favors.”

13. Not Asking Enough Questions

While it’s important to be polite to your vendors, it’s also important to make sure you get all the information you need. Don’t be afraid to ask specific questions so that you understand exactly what you’re signing up for. Ask your vendors to spell it out for you. “If your florist gives you a proposal that says ‘healthy white flowers in May,’ are they peonies? Are the carnations? Are they mums?” It may be uncomfortable to ask the pros so many questions, but it will help you and your partner make informed decisions throughout the process.

14. Hiring a Friend Instead of a Pro

Your friend from college may make amazing workout playlists, but that doesn’t mean he’ll make a great wedding DJ. The same goes for your friend who’s an expert Instagrammer—this doesn’t make her a photographer. Even on a tight budget, we always recommend hiring professional wedding vendors with experience. Plus it’s more fun if your friends can fully enjoy your wedding day with you anyway. 

15. Trying to Go It Alone

If you’re a to-be-wed lucky enough to have been offered help by friends or family members, by all means, take it. Too many people try to do it all, which can get overwhelming. Delegate and use all the resources that are available to you. When people offer to assist, like your mom, future mother-in-law or best friend, find something for them to do, like researching a vendor or addressing invitations. But it’s important to keep in mind that these volunteers don’t work for you, so accept their contributions graciously. If you need more help, hire a professional wedding planner so someone can take on those difficult tasks throughout the whole process.

16. Forgetting to Focus on What’s Important

Keep in mind you’re getting married and starting a life together. Be good to each other (and those helping you plan the celebration). Some tension, whether it’s between you as a couple or with loved ones, is inevitable due to the heavy decisions that accompany weddings. Remember why you decided to take this leap in the first place—and don’t be afraid to preemptively download Lasting, a first-of-its-kind marriage health app

Romantic Wedding Proposal Ideas

by Andina Kamia Sunaryo Mar 9, 2018 | 20:00 in Wedding Ideas  

Asking for your partner’s hand in marriage is one of the biggest moments of your life. Special as it is, surely you want to ensure that this proposal is impressive and unforgettable. In this article we have compiled 18 proposal ideas for an irresistible proposal. Adopt one of these ideas and add a little personality to make it different and unique. Surely she will say yes before you know it!

Photography: via How He Asked

1. Irresistible cuties

Who can resist cute things? With the help of babies or animals, you can pop the big question and expect her to squeal over their cuteness. Either a pet or family relative, asking for her hand with their help will add a sense of sincerity and innocence to the proposal.
Tip: For a next level idea, hire a trained dolphin and ask her during a scuba-diving trip!

Photography: via Team Rope Source

2. Photo booth proposal
As the shutters start to click, pull out the ring and surprise her. There’s no way she can hide that surprised expression and you can get it on camera as well. How convenient!
Tip: Have your family and friends waiting outside the photo booth for the ultimate surprise!

Photography: via The Knot

3. Scavenger hunt
Turn your proposal into a treasure hunt by scattering clues for your partner to find. It can be done in your home or neighborhood, depending on how grand you want the hunt to be. Be sure to give relevant clues and ask for a family member or friend to guide her as well!
Tip: Bring her back to places you’ve had your dates or take her to pamper herself before meeting you in the final spot!

Photography: StayBright

4. Family dinner
An intimate proposal with your closest people witnessing the happy moment is always a good idea. She simply wouldn’t forget the intimacy of the moment.
Tip: Propose a toast to get everyone’s attention and then go for the big question!

5. Destination proposal
Another way to make a proposal worth remembering, do it during a holiday trip with your loved one. It doesn’t have to be somewhere far away, a weekend getaway to a nearby city is also a good idea!
Tip: You don’t have to do it when you reach the city, do it on the plane or in the car, and then celebrate the engagement during the holiday.

6. A walk down memory lane
Create a collection of memories of you and your partner, beautifully kept inside a box. Leave a note behind each photo and let her immerse in a nostalgic bliss before she gets to the question.
Tip: Before she starts opening photos, you can ask her to play a specific song, or your song together, to set her mood for a walk down memory lane.

Photography: via Pinterest

7. Love poem
If you are one of the literary couples, this idea would suit you very well. Create a poem or short story ending in asking for her hand in marriage. Patiently wait for her surprised expression as she gets to the end part!
Tip: Not a writer? Worry not. Hollow an old book, put the ring inside, and ask her to read a specific page from the book. Imagine her surprise when she finds out!

Photography: Axioo

8. Sing me a love song
One of the best ways to express your love is through a love song. Sing them a song you write especially for this moment or perform a significant song before you propose.
Tip: If you can get a song you wrote recorded professionally before the proposal, even better!

Photography: via Green Wedding Shoes

9. Wall climbing
If both of you love extreme sports, this idea might be suitable. You can put your proposal on top of the wall or do it after she comes down.
Tip: Take this idea to the next level by going on a real tracking up the mountains and then propose to her once you reach its peak.

10. Up in the air
For the long-distance couple, you can propose while your partner is visiting you. Hold a sign in the airport doors as you pick her up and put ‘Mrs’ in front of her name and put your last name behind it. Or, propose to her up in the air while you are travelling together
Tip: Work with the flight attendant or pilot to create an entertaining proposal for all the passengers to enjoy as well.

11.Flashback movie
Woo your partner by creating a short movie from your memories from pictures and videos. Then at the end of the video walk up to her and pop the question.
Tip: Rent the entire movie theater and play your movie as a trailer before the actual movie comes up!

Photography: via Inspiring Pretty

12. Jigsaw puzzle
Put your question on a customized jigsaw for an added sense of fun. Imagine how intrigued she will be to finish up the whole puzzle!
Tip: Add some photos to the puzzle and prepare a frame to remember it for a lifetime.

Photography: via Bored Panda

13. Crossword puzzle
Pop your question through a crossword puzzle with the words forming the big question as answers.
Tip: To not make it so obvious, insert other general questions so she will not suspect a thing before she gets to the end of the puzzle.

Photography: via My Wedding Concierge

14. Skydiving
With the nature as your setting, this proposal is one she won’t forget. Prepare the question largely printed on the drop off location so she sees it the second you arrive.
Tip: Even better, print a large banner so she can see it while you two are on the air together.

15. Merry-go-round
While your partner goes on a ride, stand outside the carousel and spell the words as she turns. Afterwards, wait by the gate with a ring on your hand.
Tip: Not a fan of carousel rides? There are plenty of other rides in the amusement park you can use. Ride a Ferris wheel and propose at the very top? No problem. Just be sure you don’t drop the ring!

16. An online deal
If you’re one couple that loves technology, create an interactive website especially to propose to her. Indeed a question as important as this should be asked directly so don’t forget to be present as well to witness her reaction
Tip: You can pretend to ask her to check out this cool website you found, without knowing its intention!

Photography: via People

17. Concert proposal
If a band you two are fans of decides to hold a concert, this might be the perfect time to propose. During a favorite song, sneak up behind her and present the ring carefully.
Tip: If she’s one that likes grand gestures, you can also ask to get up on stage and propose to her with all the crowds watching.

Photography: via The Telegraph


18. Written on the stars
Pop a question during a visit to the planetarium while stargazing at the night skies.
Tip: Get a star dedicated to your spouse as a present to remember the engagement!

9 Ways You Can Help Your Friend Plan A Wedding

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On the surface, weddings seem like pure joy: flowing drink, ample food, and awesome dance moves. Not to mention, a radiant couple who’s happiness is infectious. But anyone who has tried to plan one knows that a wedding is way more than just fun and games. The months of preparation and tons of decision-making are not exactly easy, and it can sometimes be more than two families can handle.

That’s where friends step in. We’ve partnered with State Farm to help you help others, giving you 9 ways to alleviate your bud’s wedding planning blues.

1. Offer to help with the “extra” parties

Getting engaged is fun, but terrifying. We aren’t just talking about wedding jitters, either. Planning a wedding is full of social anxiety, from figuring out who to add to your guest list, to gaining the courage to let a friend know when you need their help.

What you can do: According to Joelle Duff, a 4-year wedding planning veteran from JoelleCharming.com, the best thing you can do is offer to help before you are asked. “She hopes that the people closest to her want to help,” Duff said about the bride. “You need to come up with the idea of how to help, instead of just asking what she needs. It might be the bride’s personality to not want to expect anything from her wedding party.”

Reach out to the bride and see if she wants a bridal shower, who you can start talking to about a bachelorette party, and if she is having any external traditional affairs, such as a Henna or Jewish Sheva Brachot.

The bride will be forever grateful for not having to be put in the position of asking a friend to throw a party for her. However, Duff warns that you shouldn’t take it too far: “Offer to help, but don’t feel like you are obligated to attend every shower and bring a gift.”

2. Go dress shopping

Shopping is stressful, even if it isn’t for the biggest day of your life. So when it comes to wedding shopping, the ante is upped about a thousand percent.

What you can do: Be the bride’s cheerleader, secretary and bursar all rolled into one. “Dress shopping is one of the biggest events in a brides process,” says Duff. “It is obviously a delicate and emotional time, so be careful with how you address things.”

Before you go, ask her what her budget is, and if she WANTS you to stop her from trying on anything that might go above budget. Get a feel for what styles she does and does not like, any accoutrements that might be up her alley, and more. During the actual trying-on period, write down the characteristics of each dress on a piece of paper, along with pros and cons. Not only are these things that the bride might not be able to assess on her own, but it will take a significant portion of stress off her shoulders to know that she does not have to be the only one keeping these things in mind.

The big no-no though is bringing your own personal choices into the mix: “There is a difference between not liking a dress because its not your taste, and not liking it because it’s not right for the bride,” Duff warns. “Just be careful how you word it.”

3. Act as a buffer

Time for some math: Money + deadline + family = an impending disaster.

What you can do: Be the sea wall to your friend’s choppy waters. Whether it is a micromanaging mother, an irresponsible wedding planner, or even a groomzilla, try to gently protect your friend if, and when, need be. Can you swing by her soon-to-be mother-in-law’s home to pick up the programs? Does she give you permission to be the stand-in for photo positioning? Protecting her from added stress can sometimes be the best present of all. “It is important for the bride to know that you are her main priority,” Duff explains. “There is no other reason for you to be a part of this process besides for her.”

4. Help keep things in perspective

She calls you in a panic to say that the WORST thing POSSIBLE just happened; the caterer she absolutely loved was just booked by another couple!

What you can do: This is a little bit difficult, since you want to make sure not to offend her while still helping her see that things will be okay. First, validate her feelings. Tell her that yeah, it really sucks that this happened. Don’t justify it by saying “but” — simply commiserate with her for a moment, even over the smallest thing.

Then, put a solution into action. Help her figure out the next steps, and find actionable ways of getting there.

“Put things into perspective in a kind way, not a ‘you’re stupid’ way,” Duff explains. “There are little things that come up. Don’t belittle their concerns; just be aware of how you are speaking.”

When the bride feels like she has more control over the situation, focus on all the things that are going well. Tell her how much you love her photographer, that her dress is absolutely perfect, and that to be honest, your friend hired that catering company and the potatoes were decidedly bland.

5. Spread the news (or the word)

Newsflash: Not all brides are the same. While some may love big flashy presents and want all the guests to wear silver lamé, others prefer you just contribute to their honeymoon fund and don’t make any speeches.Subscribe to The Morning Email.Wake up to the day’s most important news.

What you can do: Be a gossip. Ask your friend if there is anything that she really hopes does/ does not happen at the wedding, and try your best to drop the hint to as many people as possible. Take her word at face value; if she says no embarrassing bachelorette party games, keep the shiny beads at home. “I think it can be awkward, trying to navigate those waters,” said Duff. “It’s great to be able to put things into perspective through your friend.”

6. Pick your battles

We are up to number 6 on this list and have yet to use the B word: Bridezilla. Now is the time.

What you can do: If your friend is being over the top about almost everything, don’t be afraid to level with her. After all, you are friends for a reason. Hopefully she will want you to be honest if things are spinning out of control.

But sometimes there are really just brides with specific tastes. Do you look horrendous in the bridesmaids color she picked out? Annoyed that the bridal shower is a two-hour drive from your house? Remember that it is, in fact, her day. A little taffeta never hurt anyone, and the look of sheer delight on her face when she sees everyone in matching shades of mustard yellow will make it all worth it. “The most important job is to make sure the bride and groom isn’t bothered,” says Duff. By making your tastes part of THEIR wedding, that can be pretty bothersome.

7. Research

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If your BFF isn’t the type to have a bride bible, it’s time for you to swoop in.

What you can do: Pinterest, Etsy, The Knot, repeat. Chat with her about what she does and doesn’t like, and shoulder some of the researching burden for her. Duff suggests that you ask specific details, like if she wants you to research caterers or send along place setting ideas, dresses, party favors and more based on her tastes. Even better: Offer to do the boring stuff, like finding the cheapest chair rentals or wedding tents.

8. Know when to back off

Easy does it, eager beaver. Being helpful is great and all, but there is a fine line between being helpful and overbearing.

What you can do: “Sometimes they are going to need quiet,” Duff warns. Be communicative with your friend. Try to read when your help is, and is not, wanted. If she tells you that it would be best for you to step back for awhile with the wedding plans, don’t be offended. According to Duff, the best thing you can do is simply say, “I am here when you are ready or if you need me.”

9. Be ready to NOT talk about the wedding

Believe it or not, there are other important topics to discuss during the months, or even years, before a wedding. It is highly likely that the bride-to-be wants to chat about politics, work, and the awesomeness that is Bey, amongst other non-wedding related subjects.

What you can do: Treat her like a person and talk about other things. Feel free to check in on wedding planning, but don’t forget to share snippets of your life as well. Duff suggests planning something non-wedding related. “You also need to lead real life when you are planning your wedding,” she notes.

10. Show up

This seems pretty simple, but a rarely discussed bridal secret is the sadness that comes with a “regrets” RSVP.

What you can do: If you are invited, show up. Sure, weddings are expensive and the family is banking on some people who can’t make it, but sharing that special day with the people you love is an unparalleled happiness. You want to be a part of that, and the beautiful bride wants you there too.

WHAT’S THE MOST POPULAR TIME OF YEAR TO GET MARRIED?

By Dan Kopf

Picking a wedding date is likely the single biggest planning decision a couple will make in their lives. The chosen date impacts the expense of the ceremony, venue possibilities, and the plans of possibly hundreds of people.

The conventional decision is to pick a Saturday in the warmer months of the year. And, if possible, to grab a three day weekend like Memorial Day or Labor Day. 

But, of course, not all couples can or want to pick a traditional date. Some people have always dreamed of a winter wedding, while others are just looking for cost savings on this now exorbitantly expensive event. 

Just how unusual is it to get married on a Friday or in the depths of winter? We collected data to find out.

Over the last several years, hundreds of thousands of couples use the website The Knot to create a wedding page for their big day. On this free wedding page, couples are required to list their names and the date and location of their wedding. Most of the pages are public.

In order to figure out the popularity of different nuptial dates, we collected the location and day of over 40,000 weddings listed on The Knot. Though these data are probably not a perfectly representative sample of American marriages—people who set up websites could be different than the general population—it’s probably pretty close.

So when do people get married? Let’s start with the day of the week. The data is restricted to marriages in the United States in 2015.

Data: The Knot

According to the data we collected, over 70% of couples got married on a Saturday in 2015, and nearly 95% of weddings occurred on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

About one quarter of the nearly 11% of weddings that occur on Sunday happened on one of three holidays weekends: Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Columbus Day (in some places known as Indigenous Peoples’ Day). The Sunday of Labor Day weekend is the most common Sunday, but still ranks 28th overall—all 27 above it are Saturdays.

Though historically taboo, Friday night weddings may be becoming more popular as a way to save a ton of money. The main drawback is that you might annoy friends and family by forcing them to miss a day of work.

Beside choosing the day of the week, the other key decision couples make is picking the week of the year. The following chart shows the most popular wedding weeks across 2015.

Data: The Knot

Our data show that just about 80% of all weddings happen in the six months between May and October. About two-thirds of the weddings in these months happened on a Saturday, so put together, only a little over half of weddings occur in the warm weather months on a Saturday. If you had a cold months or non-Saturday wedding, you are not as unusual as you might think.

The week of Columbus Day weekend just beat out the week of Labor Day for the most popular week to get married. Both account for a little over 4% of all weddings. Looking at specific days, the Saturday of Columbus day weekend (October 10th in 2015) was the number one day to get married—it alone accounted for more than 3% of all weddings.

But the popularity of particular times of the year varies significantly by region of the country. The following chart shows the popularity of weddings by month across the United States’ four different regions as defined by the Census.

Data: The Knot

Couples doing their nuptials in the South differ in their choice of wedding dates more than any other region. While September and October are the most popular wedding months throughout the rest of the country, in the South, April through June dominate. This is mostly because most Southern couples avoid the sweltering months of July and August.

The most concentrated wedding season for any region is August through October in the Northeast. More than 56% of all marriages in that part of the U.S. occur in just those three months.

November through February is almost universally unpopular across the country. Even with the good weather during this period in much of the West and South, not many couples choose dates in these months. The resistance to choosing dates in this period is likely to due to some combination of not wanting to compete with the holiday season and leftover tradition from when most Americans lived in the colder parts of the country.

Finally, we examined the most popular wedding week for every state. These are the weeks that are either to be grabbed very early or to be avoided.

Data: The Knot

Though most Americans clearly prefer to get married on a Saturday in the warmer months, the most popular wedding dates are scattered throughout the year and depend on where you live. But almost everywhere, for those who have already been to their fair share of wedding this year, rest assured that the peak of nuptial season is finally coming to an end.

10 Best Honeymoon Cruises

Couple honeymooning onboard Caribbean Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)
Couple honeymooning onboard Caribbean Princess (Photo: Princess Cruises)

Brittany Chrusciel Editor

With so much to plan for your wedding, the last thing you want to do is stress out about your honeymoon. Cruises make excellent honeymoons because they combine pampering with travel — the vacation is in the destinations and onboard the ship. After all, cruise ships have spas, celebrity-chef restaurants, culinary classes, butlers and swanky bars, plus the sea as your backdrop.

Cruise Critic breaks down cruise honeymoon perks and packages, so you can get from the aisle to the gangway as breezily as possible. The following 10 best cruise lines for honeymoons offer the right mix of relaxation and romance.

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  1. Azamara Cruises
  2. Celebrity Cruises
  3. Disney Cruise Line
  4. Norwegian Cruise Line
  5. Oceania Cruises
  6. Paul Gauguin Cruises
  7. Princess Cruises
  8. Royal Caribbean International
  9. Silversea Cruises
  10. Windstar Cruises

1. Azamara Cruises

Azamara appeals to honeymooners seeking personal attention and an intimate onboard atmosphere. With service gratuities (as well as many beverages and shuttle buses into town) included in the cost of the cruise, you can focus more on enjoying the trip than crunching numbers.

Plus, the line’s port-intensive itineraries offer occasional overnights in port, permitting you to immerse yourself more in the local culture or have romantic dinners onshore. Nearly every itinerary offers an “AzAmazing Evenings,” an exclusive, complimentary nighttime event curated once per sailing such as a choir performance at St. John’s Co-Cathedral in Malta or a symphony orchestra performance in St. Petersburg.

Azamara does not offer specially designated honeymoon packages, but you can take advantage of the complimentary services of a concierge to plan your own surprises, or create a customized experience in advance with spa appointments, specialty dining reservations with private tables for two or breakfast in bed.

In addition, wine is included with meals, all cabins are adorned with fresh flowers and suite passengers benefit from the service of English-trained butlers.Related: Azamara’s AzAmazing Evenings: An Exclusive Glimpse Into Local Culture

2. Celebrity Cruises

Couple Enjoying Meal at Restauraunt Blu

Celebrity Cruises offers a sophisticated onboard atmosphere and personal service at lower rates than the luxury lines. For top amenities and service, book a Retreat cabin, which comes with a private butler and access to an exclusive lounge and suite restaurant.

If you’re avid spa-goers, spring for an AquaClass cabin, with in-room wellness amenities and exclusive access to the chic specialty restaurant Blu as well as the spa’s relaxation room and Persian garden thermal suite. Concierge Class provides access to nightly canapes, priority boarding, pillow menus and more, without the full cost of booking a suite.

Celebrity offers three celebration packages that can be ordered to commemorate your honeymoon. The Classic package includes a bottle of wine, flowers and chocolate-covered strawberries, while Deluxe includes Champagne, in-cabin breakfast with mimosas, fresh flowers, a dozen chocolate-covered strawberries and your choice of a personalized cake.

The Premium package includes everything from the Deluxe package, except the flowers are red roses, the Champagne is Dom Perignon, and you also get reservations for two at one of the specialty restaurants onboard.Related: Renewing Your Vows At Sea

3. Disney Cruise Line

Despite what you might think, Disney Cruise Line caters to adults as much as to kids, offering special adults-only pools, restaurants and nightclubs along with a stellar spa. Still, you probably should be a serious Disney fan to consider this cruise for your honeymoon. If you are, keep in mind Disney’s Dream Class, which offers a second adults-only restaurant designed by a Michelin-starred chef as well as a trendy nightlife area.

Disney cruises offer dozens of gift and package deals. You don’t need to be a honeymooner to book them, but it’s certainly appropriate. Four romance packages at different price points include all the cliched but cute extras: chocolates, roses, sparkling wine and robes. If you abstain from the hard stuff, Disney offers two nonalcoholic romance packages with sparkling cider instead.

You can also stop by the guest services desk to ask for a pair of “honeymoon” buttons; wearing them during the trip might get you some special attention.Related: 7 Life Events That Call For a Cruise Celebration

4. Norwegian Cruise Line

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If you don’t want to stick to a schedule on your romantic getaway, Norwegian’s “freestyle” concept lets you eat when and where you want, with a choice of various restaurants and cuisines onboard. Plus, multiple bars, lounges and discos ensure happening nightlife if you and your new spouse like to stay out late.

Norwegian hosts too many honeymooners to give away costly freebies, but you can book one of five packages. With the Ultimate Romance package, you’ll get sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, a dozen red roses, a couple’s massage, breakfast in bed (twice), in-cabin tea service, nightly canapes, two formal portraits and dinner for two with wine in the French restaurant Le Bistro as well as Cagney’s Steakhouse.

Norwegian also offers a partnership with Honeymoon Wishes, allowing couples to set up an onboard registry.Related: 8 Special Ways to Celebrate on Anniversary Cruises

5. Oceania Cruises

Oceania Cruises is an excellent choice for low-key honeymooners who want interesting itineraries, sophisticated onboard ambiance, and fantastic dining and service.

While Oceania does not make a big effort to attract honeymooners, its mature (50 and older) passengers flock to the line for the aforementioned understated trips and affordable luxury. And, even if there are no rose-petals-on-the-bed packages, you’ll find plenty of romantic spots onboard these cozy and intimate ships.

The ship’s Champagne breakfast — available only to passengers in Concierge-class rooms — is sweet; a full hot and cold menu, including the bubbly, is served on your private balcony. If you and your new spouse bond over food, Oceania pairs its onboard Culinary Center and kitchen with Culinary Discovery Tours — exclusive culinary enrichment and dining experiences in port.Related: 5 Best Cruise Lines for Romance

6. Paul Gauguin Cruises

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Paul Gauguin Cruises, a small-ship cruise line, spends the year sailing in the far-flung South Pacific and has repeatedly been voted a top cruise line for romance by Cruise Critic.

The honeymoon package includes a pillow gift, a photo, a Polynesian blessing ceremony with other honeymooning couples and a bottle of Champagne. The best part? The package is included if you indicate at the time of booking that you will be on your honeymoon.

For a fee, you can upgrade to a more lavish honeymoon package that also includes a letter from the captain, an invitation to dine with the captain or hotel director, canapes every afternoon, a miniature wedding cake, a box of chocolates, a special flower arrangement, and Champagne and caviar. The cruise line also offers a gift registry option.Related: Cruise Packages: 9 Best Types to Try

7. Princess Cruises

“The Love Boat” line offers all the optional amenities necessary for onboard romance: fabulous dining, including a VIP dining experience in the galley and catered dinner on your private balcony; indoor and outdoor pampering with alfresco massages in The Sanctuary and couples’ treatments in the Lotus Spa; and, for onboard date night, a variety of entertainment options ranging from outdoor movies to Broadway-style production shows scored by multi-award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz.

Princess Cruises offers two honeymoon packages. The first includes a bottle of Dom Perignon Champagne, two engraved glasses, chocolate-dipped strawberries delivered to your cabin the first evening onboard, a couple’s pass to the onboard thermal suite and a deluxe balcony breakfast for two. For a bit more, you can upgrade your honeymoon package to include a couple’s massage in the Lotus Spa.Related: 6 Best Adults-Only Cruise Sun Decks

8. Royal Caribbean International

Some active cruisers think surfing, rock climbing and working out together is romantic — especially when you can unwind in the spa, relax in a hot tub or indulge in some Ben & Jerry’s ice cream after you’ve worked up a sweat.

You can choose the Royal Caribbean romance package, which includes a bottle of Moet & Chandon Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, a mirror cling and magnetic door sign, decorations and a commemorative frame. The cruise line offers a gift registry that applies to these packages, as well as to shore excursions.Related: Hot Stone Restaurant on Marella Cruises

9. Silversea Cruises

Silversea is a great option for serious pampering and service, as well as exotic and far-flung itineraries to escape to with your new husband or wife.

This is the jackpot of honeymoon cruises. First of all, since Champagne is included in the cost of the cruise, you’ll not only have a chilled bottle waiting in your cabin on the first night, but you can ask to have one iced every night (and sent with your breakfast every morning). You’ll also get a box of chocolates on arrival, and you’ll find fresh orchids in your room. (Don’t feel too special — they’re in every room.)

Even though you know you’ll get these perks when you book your cruise, they do manage to surprise you. You may request to have canapes delivered to your suite each night before dinner, but if the Special Services department is notified at least four weeks in advance, you’ll also get a cake that says “Happy Honeymoon.”Related: What to Expect on a Luxury Cruise: Cruise Ship Ambiance

10. Windstar Cruises

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The laidback vibe onboard Windstar is perfect for honeymooners who want a lot of romance without a lot of fuss. The ships are also ideal for active honeymooners interested in water sports, including snorkeling, windsailing, paddleboarding and water skiing. Those water activities come complimentary aboard the yachts. (Scuba diving is also available for an additional fee, depending on the destination.)

In Bora Bora, couples have the option to book an over-water bungalow for a fee. Accommodations feature large glass floors, views of Mount Otemanu and direct and private access to the water. Plus, the overnight stay comes with three meals. Onboard your ship, Candles is a fine dining restaurant with romantic tables for two and features open-air tableside preparations on deck.

Learn more here: https://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=2198

Amazing Wedding Entree Dishes

Treat yourselves (and guests!) to one of these unique culinary delights. By Andrea Fowler.

When it comes to figuring out your reception menu it’s easy to feel underwhelmed by dishes you’ve seen a hundred times. You want to serve something special, right? But also within budget. First thing’s first: ask your venue what their catering policy is. They may have in-house catering services that you’re required to use or charge a fee if you want to bring someone else in. From there, you can work out things like seasonal selections, presentation specifics and serving logistics. 

The biggest dinner trend we’re seeing right now? Interactive stations. Couples are moving away from a sit-down three or four course dinner where the food is brought to guests by waitstaff, and instead having passed hors d’oeuvres during cocktail hours or self-serve food stations. Guests still have the opportunity to sit down and enjoy their meal, but there’s less table-time and more mingling time. Let our favorite amazing wedding entree dishes inspire your reception menu. 

  1. Lobster With Mashed PotatoesLobster dinner idea for a wedding reception entreeLOVEDAYS PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: An Elegant Wedding at The Phoenix Room in Newburyport, Massachusetts
  2. Vegetarian Vegetable and Couscous SaladVegetarian couscous dish for a wedding reception entreeDAMION HAMILTONFrom: A Contemporary Jewish Wedding in Sonoma, CA
  3. Seasonal Food With Flavorful Seasonings and SaucesThanksgiving-inspired menu idea for a wedding reception entreeROBIN VAN DYKE PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: An Outdoor Fall Wedding at Leslie-Alford-Mims House in Holly Springs, North Carolina
  4. Filet Mignon With Green Beans Filet mignon and green beans dinner idea for a wedding reception entreeCAROLINE TRAN PHOTOGRAPHERFrom: An Oheka Castle Wedding in Huntington, New York
  5. Barbecue Favorites: Fried Chicken, Mac and Cheese and BiscuitsBarbecue menu idea for a wedding reception entreeTANVEER BADAL PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: A Green Building Wedding in Brooklyn, New York
  6. Seasonal SaladSeasonal salad idea for a wedding reception entreeONELOVE PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: A Whimsical, Rustic Chic Wedding at Tiato in Santa Monica, California
  7. Chicken and WafflesChicken and waffles dinner idea for a wedding reception entreeHEATHER & JARED PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: A Shabby-Chic Southern Wedding at Historic Masonic Amphitheater in Clifton Forge, Virginia
  8. Fajita and Taco BarMexican-inspired dinner idea for a wedding reception entreeTAYLOR RAE PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: A Bright, Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Yardley, Pennsylvania
  9. Cucumber-Rolled Fresh Greens and PeppersCucumber-rolled salad idea for a wedding reception entreeTHERESA CHOI PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: A Walters Art Museum Wedding in Baltimore, Maryland
  10. Wood-Fired Family-Style Pizza DinnerFamily-style pizza dinner idea for a wedding reception entreeTIFANI LYN PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: A Vintage Garden Wedding at a Private Residence in Saugatuck, Michigan
  11. Family-Style Fall Vegetable and Fennel SaladFamily-style fall vegetable salad idea for a wedding reception entreeJBM WEDDINGSFrom: A Industrial Elegant Wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn, New York
  12. Brunch-Style Bagel BarBrunch-style bagel bar idea for a wedding reception entreeHANNAH ARISTA PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: An Organic, Rustic-Themed Backyard Wedding at a Private Residence in Los Angeles, California
  13. Freshly Grilled CornFreshly grilled corn idea for a wedding reception entreeDETOUR WEDDINGSFrom: A Colorful Mexican Fusion Wedding at Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City, Mexico
  14. American Family-Style DinnerAmerican family-style dinner idea for a wedding reception entreeREADYLUCKFrom: Hip, Vintage Americana Wedding at TBD Brooklyn in Brooklyn, New York
  15. Grilled Chicken and Cherry Tomato SkewersFreshly grilled skewer dinner idea for a wedding reception entreeJAMIE MERCURIO PHOTOGRAPHYFrom: A Whimsical and Nautical Wedding at Bold Colorful Life Estate in Boothbay, Maine
  16. Spring Green SaladSpring green salad idea for a wedding reception entreeEPAGA FOTOFrom: A Modern Orange Wedding With Rustic Twist at The Guild in Kansas City, Missouri
  17. Butternut Squash, Fresh Fruit and StakeButternut squash, fresh fruit and stake dinner idea for a wedding reception entree

Wedding Table Games

I Spy Wedding Games

When the guests are seated for dinner, there can be a lot of downtime before food is served or before tables are called to the buffet. Stave off hunger and awkward moments by providing  wedding table games to encourage your guests to mingle and have fun.

I Spy Wedding Game

One of the more popular wedding table games, the I Spy Wedding Game is a win-win for guests and the newlywed couple. Similar to a scavenger hunt, this wedding games activity instructs guests to use their personal cameras or disposables provided by the couple to seek, find and snap pics of different moments from your memorable day. The guests have fun doing it, and you get to see events from the day you might’ve missed. Win-win! Below are a few pictures to include on the guests’ I Spy Wedding Game hunt:

  • A group selfie
  • A picture of the bride in her dress
  • A funny face
  • A kiss
  • A sparkling drink
  • A tasty treat
  • An old-school dance move
  • A person laughing
  • A table clinking glasses
  • A favorite decoration

DIY Tip: Print up cards to place at each guest’s seat or create a sign or chalkboard with the instructions. If you want your wedding photos shared on social media, include a hashtag so you can see all the fun from your wedding games.

More Wedding Table Games

  1. Wedding Couple Mad Libs: Want marriage and love advice from your family and friends? Create a Mad Libs-style template for guests to fill out at their tables. This is one of the wedding games guests can do alone, or the whole table can get in on the fun, sharing their tips on how to keep the spark alive, where to go on “married dates,” and other words of wisdom.
  2. Bored-No-More Board Games: Take a playful—and colorful—approach to your centerpieces by using board games as mid-table eye candy. Dominoes, decks of cards, Trivial Pursuit, Life and Yahtzee all make for crowd-pleasing wedding games guests can play.
  3. I Dare You: Have a few wallflowers among your guests? Help them join in the fun by placing fun dare options on each table. Keep in mind who will be seated at each table when you prepare the dares. Ideas include: “kiss the person to either side of you,” “take a selfie with a funny face,” “bust a new move on the dance floor,” and “do a group shot at the bar.”
  4. Bride and Groom Trivia: Let one lucky guest from each table make a play to take home the centerpiece or a prize. Create a list of trivia questions about the bride and groom for guests to answer. Have the DJ or a wedding party member read the answers. The person at each table with the most correct answers wins.
  5. Couple’s Crossword: Another way to test your guests’ newlywed knowledge is to create a crossword puzzle entirely based on information about the bride and groom. Winners with the most correct answers for this wedding game don’t have to win anything beyond bragging rights.

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The Meaning of Popular Wedding Flowers

Peony

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The peony is significant both historically and mythologically, and thus is tied to many different meanings and symbols. Common peony meanings include romance, prosperity, good fortune, a happy marriage, riches, honor, and compassion, but peonies can also mean bashfulness. There are two common myths about the peony. In one, the peony is believed to be named after Paeon, the Greek physician of the gods. According to the legend, Paeon was a student of Aesculapius, the god of medicine. When Paeon used a peony root to heal Pluto, the first time this was tried, Aesculapius became jealous of his talents and tried to kill him. To save Paeon (and show compassion to him), Pluto transformed him into a peony, because he knew it was a flower that people would admire and praise. Thus, one peony meaning is compassion.

Anemone

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The Greek myths lend the Anemone flower dual meanings of the arrival of spring breezes and the loss of a loved one to death. The Victorians took a slightly different slant on the loss embodied by the flower and used it to represent a forsaken love of any kind in their intricate Language of the Flowers. Chinese and Egyptian cultures considered it a symbol of illness because of the coloring, while European peasants carried them to ward off disease. The flower’s natural reaction of closing up at night and opening for the morning means it symbolizes anticipation for something soon to arrive. It’s a symbol of bad luck to many Eastern cultures, but Westerners tend to see it as a protection against evil and ill luck instead.

Dahlia

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Dahlia flowers are often associated with various meanings that may range from messages of enduring grace to signals of warning. They symbolize elegance, inner strength, creativity, change, and dignity. They are also known to represent one who stands strong in his/her sacred values. During the Victorian era, these flowers were believed to be an indication of personal sentiments. They meant commitment, or an everlasting bond or union. The qualities of elegance and dignity were also associated with them in the Victorian language of flowers. Furthermore, it is said that this symbolism is still used today. Moreover, these flowers are widely used during marriage celebrations. Some others believe that it is a representation of diversity.

Lilac

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Lilacs have a deep rooted history originating in ancient Greek mythology. It was said that Pan, the god of forests and fields was hopelessly in love with a nymph named Syringa. One day he was pursuing her through a forest and, afraid of his advances, she turned herself into a lilac shrub to disguise herself. To Pan’s surprise, he could not find Syringa, but he did find the shrub. Because a lilac shrub consists of hollow reeds, he cut the reeds and created the first pan pipe. The scientific name for lilac is Syringa vulgaris, and the name is derived from the Greek word “syrinks” which means pipe. The common name, lilac, was borrowed from the French and Spanish word of the same name. Similarly, the Arabic word for this flower is “lilak”. The word lilac refers to the light purple color of its flowers. The meaning of the lilac flower has diversified throughout the ages. Lilacs originated in Southeastern Europe and are a popular part of the Mediterranean culture. They are frequently associated with the Easter holiday, which occurs during the peak of its bloom time. Because lilacs have one of the earliest bloom times, they symbolize spring and renewal. There are many meanings that lilacs have that can best be classified by color. White lilacs symbolize purity and innocence. Violet lilacs symbolize spirituality. Blue lilacs symbolize happiness and tranquility. Magenta lilacs symbolize love and passion.Lilac, the color for which this flower is named, is a light purple that symbolizes a first love. Although various colors of lilacs have different meanings, the lilac has always had a strong association with love and romance throughout history.

Outside Wedding Games

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Take advantage of beautiful weather and a gorgeous outdoor venue by kicking off the post-ceremony celebration with wedding lawn games. Set up on the grass for couples or groups, yard games for weddings are not only fun to play but can also act as an extension of your décor, be it rustic, beachy or boho. When selecting outdoor wedding lawn games, play up your theme, wedding colors and anything that helps to tell your love story.

  1. Ring Toss: Honor the exchanging of rings with the wedding games version of ring toss. Make your own ring toss set with painted glass wine or soda bottles in your wedding colors and decorate with faux jewels to make the tossers reminiscent of your wedding rings.
  2. Cornhole: Turn this tailgating favorite into a great wedding game for guests. Customize the boards with your wedding date and your new last name, and you’ll have a memorable backyard game to use in your own yard for years to come.
  3. Giant Connect Four: Step this classic childhood game up a notch by making it giant-sized. For a fun touch, paint the playing pieces in two of your wedding hues and let the connecting fun begin.
  4. Badminton: Set up a net to encourage guests to volley the birdie back and forth. If you’re looking to round out a boho vibe, have a bit of fun with your net choice by hanging a wide macramé curtain from a rod on stands. For a nighttime option, lace twinkling lights into the net to keep the wedding lawn games going long after sundown.
  5. Giant Checkers: Create this well-known game board using spray paint on grass or chalk on pavement, or even roll out a checkered game board rug for a reusable option after the wedding lawn games are done. Incorporate your wedding colors by painting the pieces accordingly.
  6. Ladder Golf: Another popular game played at parking lot parties, ladder golf is fun for two or more people to play. Teams take turns throwing bolas (two golf balls attached at either end of a nylon rope) at the ladder. First team to 21 points wins! 
  7. Giant Jenga: Marriage is a game of balance, and no game better represents that than Jenga. Use a large, outdoor-sized version as a wedding game and include “Did You Know” facts about you and your partner on each block for a personalized touch.

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Popular Anniversary Gifts & History

Marriage is an important occasion in anyone’s life.  When you make the choice to spend your life with that special someone, each year that goes by is a testament to that loving unification that was your wedding day.

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A wedding anniversary is the opportunity to celebrate how much you love each other, how strong your marriage is, how long you have been married for, and how you have withstood the tests of time,  together.  It is a promise to build on that love for another year and the best way to show you mean that promise is with anniversary flowers.

Flowers are usually a part of relationships from the beginning.  From that first date, to Valentine’s Day, Birthdays, right through to your wedding day; It is only befitting that your anniversary be marked with a beautiful fresh floral arrangement.

Flowers are a universal way to celebrate wedding anniversaries and each flower has its own meaning. For every year of your wedding anniversary there is a traditional anniversary flower to offer to the one you love.

Flowers, with their combined beauty, vitality, colour and scent are an appropriate means to express emotions, desires and heartfelt feelings.  Without knowing anything about flowers, they are still a beautiful and meaningful gift, but there is so much more to flowers.  The natural diversity of flowers helps us communicate a wide variety of sentiments, conveying a message where words may fall short.  Sometimes delicate, sometimes robust, flowers transcend language and cultural boundaries to deliver a poignant emotional statement. 

The idea that flower bunches or arrangements conveyed a series of secret meanings between lovers was popularised in Europe, especially France, in the early 1800s.  This ‘secret’ language using flowers was first introduced into Europe through the letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu in 1718.  This romantic notion that lovers could speak with each other through a ‘secret’ language quickly gained favour in the 18th century Europe. 

The language of flowers has evolved to the present-day where thoughtful sentiment and powerful emotion are still communicated with carefully selected flowers.

Top 10 Most Popular Gifts for Anniversaries

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1. Flowers:

Love is a pledge; a promise of sharing and caring and a memento—never let love disappear from your married life. On your anniversary consider giving him/her a bouquet of red roses to illustrate your undying love for your partner. Let the passion of the rose say a lot.

Send a bunch of roses with a card to say how the year of marriage has meant to you and start falling in love all over again.

2. Chocolates:

 Treat your beloved with chocolates on this special day. Demonstrate your love with chocolates and pamper him/her with the flavour of the dark chocolates and with the taste of the almond and nuts filled chocolates. Surprise him/ her with a nicely wrapped chocolate tray on your wedding anniversary to sweetly say “I love you”. 

3. A Romantic Getaway:  

“Fade far away and dissolve” to the land of dreams; consider gifting him/her a fantastic dreamy getaway to prove how very much you love and intend to be with him/her at the tranquil luxury of some romantic place. Say bye to the mundane activities of daily life and bring back romance in your married life by giving your partner this wonderful gift.

4. Perfumes: 

Illustrate your deep love for your partner on your anniversary. Give him/her the perfume of his/her choice. Let the eloquence of the perfume do the wonder whilst articulating your undying love in a passionate way. Rekindle your emotion with the fragrance and bring that smile on his/her face.

5. Candle light Dinner:  

Take a break from the daily routine. Your anniversary is indeed the day to express your love for your partner; to thank him/her for being with you, to love you and to care for you. Make your anniversary lot more vibrant. Book a table for a romantic candle light dinner with your love to whisper those sweet nothings amidst the tender hue of the candle flames. This is definitely a romantic anniversary gift idea which will surely add that spark to your love life. When setting up your table decoration find votive candles, rose petals or floral centrepieces to decorate your table.  Order in from your favourite restaurant or better still dabble in the kitchen with your favourite food.

6. Keepsake Books:  

Would you be interested to add little bit of personal touch in your anniversary gift idea? Well, consider giving your beloved a personalized keepsake book. This romantic gift is indeed one of the best ways to show your love for your beloved. Let your beloved to note down her sweet reminiscences in this book and to relive those moments over and over again.

7. Make up kit:  

Appreciate her beauty with a makeup kit on your anniversary day. This is definitely one of the best romantic anniversary gift ideas for your partner to reassure her, how time has not being able to fade her prettiness. Give her a makeup kit on this special day and experience the beam of joy on her face.

8. Designer clothes:

Designer clothes are the perfect anniversary gifts for your partner to epitomize your deep adoration for him/her. Cheer up your beloved with the finesse of the designer clothes and redefine your love for your beloved in the most elegant way. Pamper your beloved with this anniversary gift that has been reckoned as one of the top ten anniversary gift for your special someone.

9. Jewellery:  

Take care of her with the purple hue of the amethyst, divine dazzle of the diamonds, crimson radiance of the corals on your wedding anniversary. Consider gifting her jewellery to show your deep love for her in accord with the shimmering elegance of gold and silver. Bring that precious smile on her face with jewelleries on this special day.

10. Watches:  

Make your beloved to feel special. Gift him/her a nice watch to show your undying warmth and love for Him/her. Pick a watch in keeping with the choice of your beloved to pamper him/her with its brilliance. Be it an elegant or the trendy watch it is the very majesty of the gift which will certainly woo your partner whilst reflecting your affection and passion and warmth for him/her.

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