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    Four Exotic Honeymoon Destinations

    A few decades ago most newlyweds would spend their honeymoons on a cruise. Yet, now is the best time for newlyweds because anything goes for today’s honeymooners. So, since you can write your own honeymoon itinerary, why not go for the exotic? Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand is more than just hobbits, it is home to a thriving capital city that is an overlooked travel destination. Wellington has stunning landscapes, tons of shopping and the dining doesn’t disappoint. Opt to take a vineyard tour and sample more wines than you ever thought possible, or slow things down a bit by indulging in a couples massage after visiting the South Coast…

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    Are Destination Weddings Too Much?

    In recent years, I’ve been invited to maybe a dozen destination weddings. These aren’t friends who live far away asking their guests to meet them in another city. These are friends who live nearby asking their guests (who mostly live nearby) to travel hundreds of miles to enjoy a wedding. Some of them want to get married in a gorge where they fell in love during a hiking trip. Some of them want everyone to fly to Hawaii so that they can leave the next morning for a honeymoon in the South Pacific. People, I love you, but you’re asking too much. Your wedding is one of the most important…

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    Celebrity Honeymoon Destinations

    Most of us are not cut out to be celebrities, but that does not stop us from jet setting on our honeymoon Hollywood-style. With deep pockets, celebrities choose the most extravagant and exquisite of places to indulge their romantic getaway. Resorts of Bora Bora French Polynesia’s Bora Bora Island is one of the most popular celebrity honeymoon destinations. This breathtaking island is surrounded by lagoons and a barrier reef. The overwater bungalows overlook the vivid blue waters and calming green plantations. On this island, you can take part in various water activities like windsurf, jetski, scuba dive, snorkel, or simply just lie on the white sand and relax the day…

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    Celebrity Honeymoon Destinations

    When you’re a Hollywood A-lister or a chart-topping artist and you’re making millions by the year, scooting off to, say, the Gold Coast is probably not going to cut it as a “proper” honeymoon destination. So where exactly do celebrities head to for a little R&R after saying “I do”? Turks and Caicos Islands Stunning but secluded islands are a favorite amongst A-list celebs and artists alike; some of which are found in the Carribean Sea like the Turks and Caicos. While they may not be visible on the world map, these islands play host to some of the most beautiful beach resorts and one of them is the Parrot…

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    Good Vacation Spots for Couples That Want to Get Really Far Away

    Whether it’s your honeymoon or you just need a vacation, it can help to get really, really far away from normal life. Some of these vacation destinations might push your physical boundaries a bit. But they’re all fun in their own ways. Even if you don’t think any of these spots are right for you as a couple, you can use the list to jumpstart your own thinking. Antarctica Yes, Antarctica is crazy cold. The interior areas can reach -130 degrees F (-90 C) during the winter. If you stick to the coast during summer months, though, you can expect 59 F (15 C) on really warm days. Despite the…

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    Where to say “I do”

    When you were a child you probably dreamed of your wedding day, I dreamed of a big heart shaped house where I would get married and live happily ever after. Did I mention the house was on top of the clouds? Now that I’m older and my wedding day dreams are more realistic I can make more educated choices but it doesn’t make it any easier. We asked you where you were tying the knot and we had a lot of unique responses. Janae chose a Golf Club, Emily chose a Country Club and Jyssica chose a Lodge. A golf course is a beautiful choice because they are usually situated…

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    Pros and Cons of Wedding Venues

    The search for the perfect wedding venue can get pretty daunting which is why we’ve put together a list of some of the most popular wedding venues alongside their individual pros and cons to help you with your decision. It certainly will help if you already have a rough idea of the type of venue you’re looking for, the style of wedding you want and the season in which you will be saying “I do”. Tropical Beach Destination For those looking for a wedding destination that’s a little relaxed and a whole lot more casual, a beach makes for the perfect option. The good thing about hosting your wedding at…

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    Getting Married Overseas

    Now that fall is well under way, many couple may dream of tying the knot some place sunny. Maybe even overseas! But how difficult is it to plan a wedding from afar? There are a few things to consider choosing an overseas location for your wedding. Budget, residency requirements, and other special rules are the main issues to weigh. For overseas weddings, it is best to hire a wedding planner or use a venue that is accustomed to planning weddings for foreign couples, since you will not be there to personally coordinate the details beforehand. Budget Some overseas locations are incredibly expensive, while others, such as resorts in Mexico, offer…

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    Wedding Venue Logistics

    The experts say that the reception and the ceremony shouldn’t be more than further than thirty minutes apart, but what happens if you’re dead set on picking two locations that aren’t that convenient? For instance, I had a friend who wanted to get married at the temple that she had attended for years, but for the reception she could only book a hotel an hour away. Unfortunately, it was the middle of the summer and everywhere else in her price range was already fully booked. In the end, only a few family and friends attended the ceremony and the majority came for the reception. She wasn’t offended and everyone had…

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    National Park Weddings

    Welcome to our Friday series. Each month we bring you a multi-part blog series centered around one or two themes. This June our theme is “garden.” Summer is full of outdoor weddings and we’ll be keeping up to speed to the most popular garden wedding trends! Today we’re going to talk about tying the knot in nature’s garden in the form of national, state, and regional parks. So what is a national, state, or regional park? This is a piece of land that the government owns and maintains. It often contains gorgeous landscapes and low prices. Many offer recreational opportunities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, and hiking, which is great…