Month: March 2019

Top 5 Food & Wedding Reception Trends 2019

Snack Stations For Your Wedding

It’s no secret that wedding trends change from year to year, there are always new trends in fashion, color palettes, and new reception trends etc. So far we are seeing that the 2019 wedding trends are exciting and full of experience based activities.

Are you planning a wedding and looking for ways to make your wedding unique and memorable?  We have you covered!

Our experts compiled a list of the hottest trending wedding food and reception ideas for 2019.

 

 

 

Top Wedding Food And Reception Trends For 2019

 

 

Interactive Food Stations With Delectable Yummies 

 

In 2019 we are seeing more couples searching for wedding food options that are not the dull and mundane buffet or passed dinner. I guess it’s about time because every wedding I have ever been to the entire “process” of the wedding activities seemed boring and left me wanting more. So it is no surprise that our millennial generation are finding ways to make weddings more interactive and “experience” based than ever before. And I for one couldn’t be more excited. 

If you are reading this you have probably attended a wedding or twenty. Do you agree that weddings typically feel awkward in how they transition from one part to the next? Think about it! Everyone arrives really excited for the ceremony, completely enjoys it and are overjoyed for the newlyweds. But then, you are ushered to another area of the venue (or to a completely different venue) for the cocktail reception.

 

Great! Who doesn’t love a nice cocktail at a party?

 

Well the sad thing is that most wedding cocktail hours are boring, awkward and frustrating. At least they are to me. You have to stand in line forever to get a drink because there is only one bar for 150 guests, stand in close proximity to tons of people you don’t know, music is generally light and slow #moodkiller, and food is passed around on trays. Talk about a buzz killer! My energy was high at the end of the ceremony, ready to celebrate with the couple and boom! now I am feeling out of place, unsure of what is next and ready to move on to the next structured part of the wedding.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to be Debbie Downer…I LOVE weddings! But I am excited to see this new trend in weddings emerge.

Introducing Interactive Weddings

The 2019 weddings are taking on a different persona, one that is more engaging and celebrates the act of creating experiences and memories. We all know that today’s society need to constantly be on the move and entertained. Couples have realized that some traditional wedding routines are not entertaining enough for today’s guests.

 

For this reason we are seeing more couples incorporate interactive activities in their wedding day.

 

D.I.Y food stations are top on our list.

The cool thing about food stations versus the buffet or passed dinner at your wedding is you set them up around your reception venue in a variety of areas so there are no long lines for your guests to stand in, getting frustrated. The individual food stations disperse your guests to areas around your venue and keep them entertained and moving. It also generates social interaction or mingling because it is an unexpected yet cool idea to have these unique food bars at your wedding. It inspires your guests to interact reducing the awkwardness and boredom.

 

Your guests will absolutely love the interactive, D.I.Y dinner.

 

 

Guacamole Bar Wedding Station

 

How do you go about planning a wedding reception that includes food stations instead of the boring served meal or buffet?

“Experiences” are everything with millennial brides. Partner with your local caterer or chef and they will help you design the most remarkable meal for your wedding guests. Think outside the box when choosing the food stations for your wedding. You can incorporate your favorite foods and desserts or even hire a food truck. The sky is the limit when planning your wedding. You don’t have to do what everyone else does.

 

Will you dump the conventional wedding buffet and served meals?

 

Wedding Food Stations - Taco Bar Yeah!!

Taco Bar – Photo Credit: Brit & Co.

 

Potato bar DIY food station

Treat Your Guests To A Potato Bar At Your Wedding.

 

Chips & Salsa Bar

Chips & Salsa Bar

 

 

Need a little inspiration for food stations at your wedding?

 

How about a pasta station, guacamole station (everyone is obsessed with guac right now), popcorn bars, s’more bars, carving stations, pretzel bars, potatoe bar, guacamole toast bar, mac & cheese bar (yes, please!), chips & salsa bar, coffee & tea bars, charcuterie stations or my personal favorite taco bar.

 

Mac & Cheese Bar - Wedding Food Stations

Hmmm. DIY Mac & Cheese Bar. Let your guests create a mac and cheese masterpiece.

 

Meat Food Stations

Bring On The MEAT! Charcuterie Food Stations are great for weddings

 

Will you dump the conventional wedding buffet and served meals for individual food stations?

 

We want to know! Share your comments below. 

Nibling Stations For Your Wedding

 

This may seem like an odd name for something at your wedding however it is extremely an incredible thought. Keeping with the subject of making your wedding interactive and full of engaging activities couples are designing snacking stations. These are very charming themed tables that offer wedding visitors snacks like bruschetta bars, diverse cheddar and saltines, breads, natural products, nuts, meats and obviously chocolates. These eating stations are an extraordinary method to keep your visitors active, entertained, mingling and making new friends.

Wedding Grazing Stations

Yummy Chocolate Bar.

 

Bread & Cheese Grazing Station

Bread and Cheese Grazing Stations For Your Wedding

 

Bruschetta Grazing Station

Wow Your Guests With This Beautiful Bruschetta Station At Your Wedding.

 

Velvet Decor

 

Ladies and grooms are continually searching for something to separate their wedding from every other person. In 2019 we are seeing velvet addresses wedding tables. This is excessively energizing since it lifts the experience of your visitors. Regardless of whether you are arranging a basic, rural or lawn occasion you can include a dash of warmth and caprice by including velvet napkins or tablecloths. Your visitors will be shocked and awed.

 

Grass Is In, Greenery On It’s Way Out?

 

Well we aren’t generally going to disclose to you that greenery is gone from wedding in 2019 however we are seeing a move in flower structures for weddings this year. The most current pattern assuming control over wedding gatherings is the utilization of Pampas grass. In the event that you aren’t acquainted with Pampas grass it is a delightful padded, wheat-hued grass that includes a brilliant bit of sentiment and eccentricity to your 2019 wedding. Pampas grass is delicate and simple to utilize and extraordinary for making immense raised area curves, brightening your wedding passageway, adding a dash of eccentricity to your wedding tables or a delicate touch to your wedding bunches.

 

Wedding greenery will in any case be predominant all through most weddings and exceptional occasions however at this point we are seeing an expansion in the interest for natural components that add a pinch of show to the occasion. Objective obviously is to have #Instaworthy Photographs that circulate around the web!

 

Ladies and wedding organizers wherever are utilizing Pampas grass to line wedding passageways, as focal points and increases to flower bundles.

 

Coral Hues

 

In the event that you have been pondering what the most blazing shading for weddings in 2019 will be here it is! Coral is the shading we are hoping to find in weddings this year. It is an excellent radiant, warm and brilliant pinkish-orange shade that imparts cheer and satisfaction in everybody. Coral can be added to your wedding in your florals, bridesmaid dresses, cakes, ties, socks and that’s just the beginning.

 

Arranging your 2019 wedding is energizing and we need to hear about it. Offer your thoughts and motivation for your 2019 wedding with us.

 

 

March 20, 2019

Reduce Your Wedding’s Impact On The Environment

Sustainable Weddings

Have you ever wondered if your wedding (or the millions of other weddings each year) has an impact on our environment? We were curious too…

We uncovered a lot of information on just how much of an impact weddings have on our environment and came across some ideas that we all can incorporate to help sustain our earth.

 

Check out these startling numbers. (based on weddings in the United States only)

 

1. The average price spent on a wedding gown is $1,281.
2. The typical guest list is approximately 165 people
3. Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days to tie-the-knot (didn’t surprise you with that one I am sure). But I bet you never realized that equates to an average of 44,230 weddings each weekend.
4. On average 2.4 million weddings happen in the USA each year – that’s 4.8 million people saying “I Do!” each year.
5. Couples spend an average of $29, 858 on their weddings.
6. A total of $72 billion is spent on weddings in the United States each year.
7. Honeymoons are a $12 billion dollar a year industry. Yes! Billion!
8. 24 % of our annual weddings are “destination weddings” which equates to $16 billion dollars

Source: honeymoons.about.com/cs/eurogen1/a/weddingstats.htm

 

Are you shocked by these numbers?

Share your comments with us below.

 

As our society becomes more in tune with our environment everyone wants to know how they can help protect it. Planning a wedding is a huge deal and requires tons of flowers, decorations, invitations, dresses, program cards, table cards etc etc etc. All of these things have an impact on our environment.

 

 

 

 

Ways To Plan An Eco-Friendly Wedding.

 

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Use Locally Sourced Food

Design your menu based on locally sourced food options – every region has locally grown products that they specialize in. Meet with some of your local farmers to learn what will be in season at the time of your wedding. Then work together with your local caterer to design your wedding menu around these items. Doing this not only stimulates the local economy but also reduces the emissions into the air because it cuts down on the transport distance. Oh yeah! Almost forgot one major bonus…your out of town guests will LOVE sampling the local cuisine.

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Go Paperless

Choose electronic distribution options rather that the traditional save-the-dates and wedding invitations. Send out e-save the dates, e-invitations & e-thank you cards instead of printing and mailing the traditional expensive options. Saving paper means that you are saving trees. Everyone knows that trees and other plant life are necessary to produce oxygen, improve air quality, climate amelioration, conservation of water and supporting wildlife. And as a bonus, since you aren’t snail mailing them you can save yourself some GREEN (money that is) by not having to purchase stamps.

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Buy A Pre-Owned Wedding Dress

Purchase a used wedding dress – a wedding dress is the single most important piece of clothing a woman will ever purchase. But the sad thing is that you will only wear it on one day, and honestly for only about 5 hours. So why not buy a used wedding dress? Reuse is one of the biggest ways that you can reduce waste and ultimately make a positive impact on our environment. So shop online and find the perfect wedding dress; buy it from another bride, save some money because you won’t be paying retail prices and save the planet at the same time.

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Recycle At Your Wedding

Reducing your impact on the planet goes hand in hand with recycling. We recommend that you have plenty of recycle and compost bins on-site to divert waste. Encourage your guests to join you in protecting our environment.

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Sell Wedding Dress

Just as important as buying a used wedding dress to reduce the impact wedding dress production has on our environment it is equally important to sell your wedding dress after your wedding. It is easy to do.

Sell your wedding dress now!

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Share your ideas below in the comments on other ways to make your wedding more eco-friendly. If we all do our part in lowering our impact on our environment we will see a huge difference. Tweet It, Instagram It, Facebook It…promote, promote, promote! Our planet needs us!

March 15, 2019

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations 2019

2019 Top Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

Want to honeymoon like the rich and famous? We have put together the top 10 Instagram-worthy honeymoon resorts for your pampering pleasure! These top honeymoons destinations for 2019 offer 5 star accommodations and service unlike any hotel and resort. Find your honeymoon destination now.
 
 

Emaho Sekawa Resort – Savusavu, Fiji Islands

 
Escape and unwind while listening to the sounds of the waves, luxurious rain forest and singing birds at Emaho Sekawa Resort. In true luxury style this amazing honeymoon retreat provides an oasis for you to disappear. Sitting atop a hill with panoramic views of the pacific ocean and mountains you will be pampered with 5 star service. Emaho Sekawa Resort is a private, all-inclusive honeymoon resort with only 3 villas. You are sure to find total relaxation and plenty of time for intimate moments with your new spouse.
 
 

Share this resort with your other half and start planning your Fiji Island honeymoon now.

 

 

Canaves Oia Suites – Santorini, Greece

Canaves Oia Suites invites guests seeking luxury accommodation in Oia Santorini to relish in the elegance of a most cherished holiday retreat.

Freshly renovated luxury suites offering the ultimate in modern facilities and stunning views to the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, with spacious living areas and private plunge pools, ideal to house your memorable days and nights in one of the world’s most stunning sceneries.

Enveloped by the emerald Aegean and the awe-inspiring dramatic beauty of Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites welcomes guests to a world of exquisite elegance. Blending spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation and impeccable service, those luxury suites in Oia, Santorini will charm even the most eclectic guests.

 

Share this resort with your spouse and start planning your exclusive 2019 honeymoon.

 

 

 

Don’t Stop Now!

 

The Best Is Yet To Come…

Keep Scrolling To Find Your 2019 Honeymoon Destinations.

 

Il Sereno Lago di Como – Luxury Hotel in Italy

 

A sensible $986 every night (beginning rate) gets you a room at the private new Lake Como inn structured by Patricia Urquiola, one out of a little gathering of hyper-lavish alternatives around the celebrated Italian lake. You never know, George Clooney (and Amal) may very well feast close to you at the Michelin-featured Berton Al Lago.

Bringing new meaning to luxury and modern design, Il Sereno Hotel breathes fresh air into the iconic, bucket list item, that is Lake Como. Definitely one of the Top Honeymoon Destinations For 2019.

 

 

 

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland

It’s hard to envision a suite more one of a kind than one incorporated ideal with hundreds of years old magma, with floor-to-roof windows, that is additionally encompassed by the magical geothermal waters of Iceland’s celebrated Blue Tidal pond. Remains at the spic and span (as of April 1) resort begin at $1,432/night and incorporate access to a transportive underground spa, upscale feasting at Greenery Eatery, day by day yoga and Aurora Borealis seeing visits. Unlock the door to a wonder of the world.

 

2019 Honeymoon Iceland Destinations

 

Blue Lagoon Iceland Honeymoon Destination

 

What Is Your Dream Honeymoon?

Share Your Dream With Us, Comment Below…

 

The St. Regis Bora Bora, French Polynesia

 

On the off chance that you are a sucker for a crystalline ocean or an extraordinary blue lagoon, a trek to this French Polynesian heaven will take your breath away. With 89 rooms and suites—including the overwater estates this island chain made well known—dispersed around 44 sections of land of flawlessness, it’s the spot to do everything (stream ski trips around Mount Otemanu, SUP, plunging and the sky is the limit from there) or literally nothing. A honeymoon beyond your dreams awaits you at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.

 

St Regis Bora Bora Honeymoon

 

 

Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia

 

Your honeymoon will be more than just a hotel room at Nihi Sumba. Every detail is maximized for your enjoyment, relaxation and romance. Nihi Sumba offers the most exquisite accommodations featuring crisp white bed linens (no need to check for bed bugs here), you will fall asleep in their signature canopy beds and enjoy handmade chocolate from your mini-bar while staring at the majestic panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. And don’t think you have to stay in your room 24 /7 (although you may want to). This breathtaking resort builds itineraries that transcend honeymoon experiences. You can choose from a long list of experiences that range from sunset massages to surfing and hiking.  If you are searching for the best honeymoon destination in 2019 Nihi Sumba Island is it!

 

 

Luxury Singapore Honeymoon Ideas

 

The Ranch At Rock Creek, Montana

 

The all-inclusive ranch experience! Don’t want to leave the U.S.A? Don’t want a beach honeymooon? If you are searching for a unique honeymoon destination this is it! Most couples opt for luxurious and all-inclusive beach honeymoons which is fine. But this beautiful luxury resort offers all-inclusive packages paired with adventure, snow, mountains and tons of outdoor activities (depending on the season). This is how the resort explains their experience; “Nestled in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round unique vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead. We balance Western adventure with lavish all-inclusive amenities. Start the day with inspired Ranch cuisine, then learn to fly fish on a Blue Ribbon trout stream. Experience awe-inspiring views from The Top of the World on horseback and drift off in a bespoke glamping tent under the Big Sky.”

Sounds perfect right? Well if the rugged outdoors, adventure, hiking, horseback riding etc are your cup of tea this is your honeymoon destination for sure! View the gallery for just a little taste of ranch luxury.

 

Romantic Ranch For Honeymoon

 

Honeymoon On A Ranch In Montana

 

Lodge at The Ranch At Rock Creek Montana

 

Get Married at a Ranch In Montana

 

Honeymoon Activities At The Ranch At Rock Creek Montana

 

2019 Ranch Honeymoon Ideas

 

 

Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives

 

Shoreline manors with private pools are the “standard” room at this ideal Maldivean retreat, so it’s not amazing rates begin around $1,125. When you see your encompasses, however, you’ll be so wowed you probably won’t give it a second thought. On the off chance that it’s an extremely extraordinary event in your relationship, you may even need to spring for an excessively provocative Private Sea Retreat—with pool, normally—that is segregated from the primary island and just accessible by 24-hour vessel administration, for an insignificant $2,155/night.

 

 

 

Twin Homesteads, Vermont

 

Barnard, Vermont, probably won’t be the normal goal for a world-class inn, however that is really one of the numerous reasons it’s so inconceivable. Beginning at $1,500/night, this comprehensive five-star resort (Vermont’s solitary one) is the spot for foodies and outside darlings, with one of a kind culinary contributions and a lot of exercises that are made considerably all the more energizing by the glade and forest filled condition.

 

 

 

 

Musha Cay, Bahamas

 

David Copperfield’s charming private island in the Caribbean—luckily not hurt amid the last tropical storm season—is certainly not a one-month’s-lease sort of remain, it’s over a year, checking in at $39,000 every night, comprehensive. Be that as it may, that is the charge for the whole island, so on the off chance that you’ve at any point engaged dreams of what you’d do with your own one of a kind island , you.

 

2019 Vacation Trends

Bahamas Honeymoon 2019

Island Honeymoon Destinations 2019

 

 

Plan your 2019 Honeymoon today! There are thousands of choices for your exclusive, luxury honeymoon.

 

Check out more 2019 wedding trends to help plan your wedding. 

March 20, 2019

Top 5 Food & Wedding Reception Trends 2019

Snack Stations For Your Wedding

It’s no secret that wedding trends change from year to year, there are always new trends in fashion, color palettes, and new reception trends etc. So far we are seeing that the 2019 wedding trends are exciting and full of experience based activities.

Are you planning a wedding and looking for ways to make your wedding unique and memorable?  We have you covered!

Our experts compiled a list of the hottest trending wedding food and reception ideas for 2019.

 

 

 

Top Wedding Food And Reception Trends For 2019

 

 

Interactive Food Stations With Delectable Yummies 

 

In 2019 we are seeing more couples searching for wedding food options that are not the dull and mundane buffet or passed dinner. I guess it’s about time because every wedding I have ever been to the entire “process” of the wedding activities seemed boring and left me wanting more. So it is no surprise that our millennial generation are finding ways to make weddings more interactive and “experience” based than ever before. And I for one couldn’t be more excited. 

If you are reading this you have probably attended a wedding or twenty. Do you agree that weddings typically feel awkward in how they transition from one part to the next? Think about it! Everyone arrives really excited for the ceremony, completely enjoys it and are overjoyed for the newlyweds. But then, you are ushered to another area of the venue (or to a completely different venue) for the cocktail reception.

 

Great! Who doesn’t love a nice cocktail at a party?

 

Well the sad thing is that most wedding cocktail hours are boring, awkward and frustrating. At least they are to me. You have to stand in line forever to get a drink because there is only one bar for 150 guests, stand in close proximity to tons of people you don’t know, music is generally light and slow #moodkiller, and food is passed around on trays. Talk about a buzz killer! My energy was high at the end of the ceremony, ready to celebrate with the couple and boom! now I am feeling out of place, unsure of what is next and ready to move on to the next structured part of the wedding.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to be Debbie Downer…I LOVE weddings! But I am excited to see this new trend in weddings emerge.

Introducing Interactive Weddings

The 2019 weddings are taking on a different persona, one that is more engaging and celebrates the act of creating experiences and memories. We all know that today’s society need to constantly be on the move and entertained. Couples have realized that some traditional wedding routines are not entertaining enough for today’s guests.

 

For this reason we are seeing more couples incorporate interactive activities in their wedding day.

 

D.I.Y food stations are top on our list.

The cool thing about food stations versus the buffet or passed dinner at your wedding is you set them up around your reception venue in a variety of areas so there are no long lines for your guests to stand in, getting frustrated. The individual food stations disperse your guests to areas around your venue and keep them entertained and moving. It also generates social interaction or mingling because it is an unexpected yet cool idea to have these unique food bars at your wedding. It inspires your guests to interact reducing the awkwardness and boredom.

 

Your guests will absolutely love the interactive, D.I.Y dinner.

 

 

Guacamole Bar Wedding Station

 

How do you go about planning a wedding reception that includes food stations instead of the boring served meal or buffet?

“Experiences” are everything with millennial brides. Partner with your local caterer or chef and they will help you design the most remarkable meal for your wedding guests. Think outside the box when choosing the food stations for your wedding. You can incorporate your favorite foods and desserts or even hire a food truck. The sky is the limit when planning your wedding. You don’t have to do what everyone else does.

 

Will you dump the conventional wedding buffet and served meals?

 

Wedding Food Stations - Taco Bar Yeah!!

Taco Bar – Photo Credit: Brit & Co.

 

Potato bar DIY food station

Treat Your Guests To A Potato Bar At Your Wedding.

 

Chips & Salsa Bar

Chips & Salsa Bar

 

 

Need a little inspiration for food stations at your wedding?

 

How about a pasta station, guacamole station (everyone is obsessed with guac right now), popcorn bars, s’more bars, carving stations, pretzel bars, potatoe bar, guacamole toast bar, mac & cheese bar (yes, please!), chips & salsa bar, coffee & tea bars, charcuterie stations or my personal favorite taco bar.

 

Mac & Cheese Bar - Wedding Food Stations

Hmmm. DIY Mac & Cheese Bar. Let your guests create a mac and cheese masterpiece.

 

Meat Food Stations

Bring On The MEAT! Charcuterie Food Stations are great for weddings

 

Will you dump the conventional wedding buffet and served meals for individual food stations?

 

We want to know! Share your comments below. 

Nibling Stations For Your Wedding

 

This may seem like an odd name for something at your wedding however it is extremely an incredible thought. Keeping with the subject of making your wedding interactive and full of engaging activities couples are designing snacking stations. These are very charming themed tables that offer wedding visitors snacks like bruschetta bars, diverse cheddar and saltines, breads, natural products, nuts, meats and obviously chocolates. These eating stations are an extraordinary method to keep your visitors active, entertained, mingling and making new friends.

Wedding Grazing Stations

Yummy Chocolate Bar.

 

Bread & Cheese Grazing Station

Bread and Cheese Grazing Stations For Your Wedding

 

Bruschetta Grazing Station

Wow Your Guests With This Beautiful Bruschetta Station At Your Wedding.

 

Velvet Decor

 

Ladies and grooms are continually searching for something to separate their wedding from every other person. In 2019 we are seeing velvet addresses wedding tables. This is excessively energizing since it lifts the experience of your visitors. Regardless of whether you are arranging a basic, rural or lawn occasion you can include a dash of warmth and caprice by including velvet napkins or tablecloths. Your visitors will be shocked and awed.

 

Grass Is In, Greenery On It’s Way Out?

 

Well we aren’t generally going to disclose to you that greenery is gone from wedding in 2019 however we are seeing a move in flower structures for weddings this year. The most current pattern assuming control over wedding gatherings is the utilization of Pampas grass. In the event that you aren’t acquainted with Pampas grass it is a delightful padded, wheat-hued grass that includes a brilliant bit of sentiment and eccentricity to your 2019 wedding. Pampas grass is delicate and simple to utilize and extraordinary for making immense raised area curves, brightening your wedding passageway, adding a dash of eccentricity to your wedding tables or a delicate touch to your wedding bunches.

 

Wedding greenery will in any case be predominant all through most weddings and exceptional occasions however at this point we are seeing an expansion in the interest for natural components that add a pinch of show to the occasion. Objective obviously is to have #Instaworthy Photographs that circulate around the web!

 

Ladies and wedding organizers wherever are utilizing Pampas grass to line wedding passageways, as focal points and increases to flower bundles.

 

Coral Hues

 

In the event that you have been pondering what the most blazing shading for weddings in 2019 will be here it is! Coral is the shading we are hoping to find in weddings this year. It is an excellent radiant, warm and brilliant pinkish-orange shade that imparts cheer and satisfaction in everybody. Coral can be added to your wedding in your florals, bridesmaid dresses, cakes, ties, socks and that’s just the beginning.

 

Arranging your 2019 wedding is energizing and we need to hear about it. Offer your thoughts and motivation for your 2019 wedding with us.

 

 

March 20, 2019

Reduce Your Wedding’s Impact On The Environment

Sustainable Weddings

Have you ever wondered if your wedding (or the millions of other weddings each year) has an impact on our environment? We were curious too…

We uncovered a lot of information on just how much of an impact weddings have on our environment and came across some ideas that we all can incorporate to help sustain our earth.

 

Check out these startling numbers. (based on weddings in the United States only)

 

1. The average price spent on a wedding gown is $1,281.
2. The typical guest list is approximately 165 people
3. Saturday and Sunday are the most popular days to tie-the-knot (didn’t surprise you with that one I am sure). But I bet you never realized that equates to an average of 44,230 weddings each weekend.
4. On average 2.4 million weddings happen in the USA each year – that’s 4.8 million people saying “I Do!” each year.
5. Couples spend an average of $29, 858 on their weddings.
6. A total of $72 billion is spent on weddings in the United States each year.
7. Honeymoons are a $12 billion dollar a year industry. Yes! Billion!
8. 24 % of our annual weddings are “destination weddings” which equates to $16 billion dollars

Source: honeymoons.about.com/cs/eurogen1/a/weddingstats.htm

 

Are you shocked by these numbers?

Share your comments with us below.

 

As our society becomes more in tune with our environment everyone wants to know how they can help protect it. Planning a wedding is a huge deal and requires tons of flowers, decorations, invitations, dresses, program cards, table cards etc etc etc. All of these things have an impact on our environment.

 

 

 

 

Ways To Plan An Eco-Friendly Wedding.

 

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Use Locally Sourced Food

Design your menu based on locally sourced food options – every region has locally grown products that they specialize in. Meet with some of your local farmers to learn what will be in season at the time of your wedding. Then work together with your local caterer to design your wedding menu around these items. Doing this not only stimulates the local economy but also reduces the emissions into the air because it cuts down on the transport distance. Oh yeah! Almost forgot one major bonus…your out of town guests will LOVE sampling the local cuisine.

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Go Paperless

Choose electronic distribution options rather that the traditional save-the-dates and wedding invitations. Send out e-save the dates, e-invitations & e-thank you cards instead of printing and mailing the traditional expensive options. Saving paper means that you are saving trees. Everyone knows that trees and other plant life are necessary to produce oxygen, improve air quality, climate amelioration, conservation of water and supporting wildlife. And as a bonus, since you aren’t snail mailing them you can save yourself some GREEN (money that is) by not having to purchase stamps.

~

Buy A Pre-Owned Wedding Dress

Purchase a used wedding dress – a wedding dress is the single most important piece of clothing a woman will ever purchase. But the sad thing is that you will only wear it on one day, and honestly for only about 5 hours. So why not buy a used wedding dress? Reuse is one of the biggest ways that you can reduce waste and ultimately make a positive impact on our environment. So shop online and find the perfect wedding dress; buy it from another bride, save some money because you won’t be paying retail prices and save the planet at the same time.

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Recycle At Your Wedding

Reducing your impact on the planet goes hand in hand with recycling. We recommend that you have plenty of recycle and compost bins on-site to divert waste. Encourage your guests to join you in protecting our environment.

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Sell Wedding Dress

Just as important as buying a used wedding dress to reduce the impact wedding dress production has on our environment it is equally important to sell your wedding dress after your wedding. It is easy to do.

Sell your wedding dress now!

~

 

 

Share your ideas below in the comments on other ways to make your wedding more eco-friendly. If we all do our part in lowering our impact on our environment we will see a huge difference. Tweet It, Instagram It, Facebook It…promote, promote, promote! Our planet needs us!

March 15, 2019

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations 2019

2019 Top Romantic Honeymoon Destinations

Want to honeymoon like the rich and famous? We have put together the top 10 Instagram-worthy honeymoon resorts for your pampering pleasure! These top honeymoons destinations for 2019 offer 5 star accommodations and service unlike any hotel and resort. Find your honeymoon destination now.
 
 

Emaho Sekawa Resort – Savusavu, Fiji Islands

 
Escape and unwind while listening to the sounds of the waves, luxurious rain forest and singing birds at Emaho Sekawa Resort. In true luxury style this amazing honeymoon retreat provides an oasis for you to disappear. Sitting atop a hill with panoramic views of the pacific ocean and mountains you will be pampered with 5 star service. Emaho Sekawa Resort is a private, all-inclusive honeymoon resort with only 3 villas. You are sure to find total relaxation and plenty of time for intimate moments with your new spouse.
 
 

Share this resort with your other half and start planning your Fiji Island honeymoon now.

 

 

Canaves Oia Suites – Santorini, Greece

Canaves Oia Suites invites guests seeking luxury accommodation in Oia Santorini to relish in the elegance of a most cherished holiday retreat.

Freshly renovated luxury suites offering the ultimate in modern facilities and stunning views to the Caldera and the Aegean Sea, with spacious living areas and private plunge pools, ideal to house your memorable days and nights in one of the world’s most stunning sceneries.

Enveloped by the emerald Aegean and the awe-inspiring dramatic beauty of Santorini, Canaves Oia Suites welcomes guests to a world of exquisite elegance. Blending spectacular vistas of the charming Caldera with over the top accommodation and impeccable service, those luxury suites in Oia, Santorini will charm even the most eclectic guests.

 

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Il Sereno Lago di Como – Luxury Hotel in Italy

 

A sensible $986 every night (beginning rate) gets you a room at the private new Lake Como inn structured by Patricia Urquiola, one out of a little gathering of hyper-lavish alternatives around the celebrated Italian lake. You never know, George Clooney (and Amal) may very well feast close to you at the Michelin-featured Berton Al Lago.

Bringing new meaning to luxury and modern design, Il Sereno Hotel breathes fresh air into the iconic, bucket list item, that is Lake Como. Definitely one of the Top Honeymoon Destinations For 2019.

 

 

 

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland

It’s hard to envision a suite more one of a kind than one incorporated ideal with hundreds of years old magma, with floor-to-roof windows, that is additionally encompassed by the magical geothermal waters of Iceland’s celebrated Blue Tidal pond. Remains at the spic and span (as of April 1) resort begin at $1,432/night and incorporate access to a transportive underground spa, upscale feasting at Greenery Eatery, day by day yoga and Aurora Borealis seeing visits. Unlock the door to a wonder of the world.

 

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The St. Regis Bora Bora, French Polynesia

 

On the off chance that you are a sucker for a crystalline ocean or an extraordinary blue lagoon, a trek to this French Polynesian heaven will take your breath away. With 89 rooms and suites—including the overwater estates this island chain made well known—dispersed around 44 sections of land of flawlessness, it’s the spot to do everything (stream ski trips around Mount Otemanu, SUP, plunging and the sky is the limit from there) or literally nothing. A honeymoon beyond your dreams awaits you at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort.

 

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Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia

 

Your honeymoon will be more than just a hotel room at Nihi Sumba. Every detail is maximized for your enjoyment, relaxation and romance. Nihi Sumba offers the most exquisite accommodations featuring crisp white bed linens (no need to check for bed bugs here), you will fall asleep in their signature canopy beds and enjoy handmade chocolate from your mini-bar while staring at the majestic panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. And don’t think you have to stay in your room 24 /7 (although you may want to). This breathtaking resort builds itineraries that transcend honeymoon experiences. You can choose from a long list of experiences that range from sunset massages to surfing and hiking.  If you are searching for the best honeymoon destination in 2019 Nihi Sumba Island is it!

 

 

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The Ranch At Rock Creek, Montana

 

The all-inclusive ranch experience! Don’t want to leave the U.S.A? Don’t want a beach honeymooon? If you are searching for a unique honeymoon destination this is it! Most couples opt for luxurious and all-inclusive beach honeymoons which is fine. But this beautiful luxury resort offers all-inclusive packages paired with adventure, snow, mountains and tons of outdoor activities (depending on the season). This is how the resort explains their experience; “Nestled in one of Montana’s most pristine valleys, The Ranch at Rock Creek offers year-round unique vacations on an authentic 19th century homestead. We balance Western adventure with lavish all-inclusive amenities. Start the day with inspired Ranch cuisine, then learn to fly fish on a Blue Ribbon trout stream. Experience awe-inspiring views from The Top of the World on horseback and drift off in a bespoke glamping tent under the Big Sky.”

Sounds perfect right? Well if the rugged outdoors, adventure, hiking, horseback riding etc are your cup of tea this is your honeymoon destination for sure! View the gallery for just a little taste of ranch luxury.

 

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Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives

 

Shoreline manors with private pools are the “standard” room at this ideal Maldivean retreat, so it’s not amazing rates begin around $1,125. When you see your encompasses, however, you’ll be so wowed you probably won’t give it a second thought. On the off chance that it’s an extremely extraordinary event in your relationship, you may even need to spring for an excessively provocative Private Sea Retreat—with pool, normally—that is segregated from the primary island and just accessible by 24-hour vessel administration, for an insignificant $2,155/night.

 

 

 

Twin Homesteads, Vermont

 

Barnard, Vermont, probably won’t be the normal goal for a world-class inn, however that is really one of the numerous reasons it’s so inconceivable. Beginning at $1,500/night, this comprehensive five-star resort (Vermont’s solitary one) is the spot for foodies and outside darlings, with one of a kind culinary contributions and a lot of exercises that are made considerably all the more energizing by the glade and forest filled condition.

 

 

 

 

Musha Cay, Bahamas

 

David Copperfield’s charming private island in the Caribbean—luckily not hurt amid the last tropical storm season—is certainly not a one-month’s-lease sort of remain, it’s over a year, checking in at $39,000 every night, comprehensive. Be that as it may, that is the charge for the whole island, so on the off chance that you’ve at any point engaged dreams of what you’d do with your own one of a kind island , you.

 

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March 12, 2019