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Top 5 Most Expensive Las Vegas Wedding Packages

Top 5 Most Expensive Las Vegas Wedding Packages

Known as “The Marriage Capital of the World” for good reason, most people know that tying the knot in Vegas is one of the fastest and cheapest ways to get married. What most people don’t know, is that Vegas is where you’ll also find some of the most luxurious, extravagant and expensive wedding packages around.

With packages ranging from $39 for a “Desk Wedding” at A Las Vegas Wedding Chapel (the minister literally sits at his desk and marries you!) all the way to the $23,090 Elegant Affair Ceremony package at the Wynn Hotel & Casino, there are literally hundreds of different Vegas wedding packages to choose from.

In case you were wondering what casinos offer the most expensive wedding packages in Vegas, here they are:

1. $23,090 – The Elegant Affair Ceremony at the Wynn Hotel & Casino

When you book the most expensive wedding package in Vegas, you expect to be pampered. The Elegant Affair Ceremony package at the Wynn Hotel & Casino does not disappoint.

After being picked up at the airport by your private chauffeur who will take you to the courthouse to get your marriage license, you’ll be checked in to your extraordinary 2,490 sq ft Wynn Fairway Villa (which features a stunning views of the golf course, a private patio and private massage treatment room) where you’ll stay for two nights.

Getting ready for the big day includes pampering for both the bride and groom. While the groom is enjoying not one, but two rounds of golf with a private caddy, the bride is treated to a pre-wedding day visit to The Salon for an up-do and make-up application and a Spa manicure and pedicure with a paraffin treatment (the Bride returns the next day to The Salon for her wedding day up-do and make-up application). Lest the groom feel left out, the package also includes a hot lather shave and classic manicure from The Salon’s Barbershop for him.

For the actual wedding, couples will enjoy an extravagant floral packages (customized bouquet and boutonniere, as well as eight custom-designed pew arrangements and an aisle runner generously covered in a pathway of delicate rose petals) and two hours in the private bridal salon. An extensive photography and video package rounds out the ceremony highlights.

Other indulgences include a Good Luck Ritual Massage, customized for two in your villa, followed by peppermint foot treatments, moisturizing hand therapies and aromatic scalp treatments.

Additional treats include a lavish “morning tasting” for two served in bed – complete with Italian mimosas, Dinner for two at Alex, plus two glasses of Tete de Cuvee Champagne from Alex’s champagne cart, and Fondue for two in your villa paired with a special bottle of dessert wine. During your stay you’ll also receive two VIP indulgence package tickets to Le Reve.

The extravagant goodie bag includes one bottle of Veuve Clicquot, “La Grande Dame” Rose Champagne, a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Premier Cru Brut Champagne and a special wedding gift, two glasses of …

How to Save Your Wedding When You Run Out of Money

How to Save Your Wedding When You Run Out of Money

Planning a wedding is so much fun that it can be easy to get in over your head. You splurge here, spend a little extra there, and before you know it, you have committed to a wedding that is beyond your means. With deposits placed, and final payments looming, this can be a very scary situation for the bride or her parents to find themselves in. Find out what steps you can take to save your wedding when you run out of money.

It is really, really easy to end up planning a wedding that costs too much, especially because the planning can be spread out over many months. When you are only paying one-third to one-half of what things actually cost, it can be easy to lose track of the grand total. For some families, it is not until they get close to the wedding day and they start adding up all the final payments which are due that they realize they can’t cover their bills. This is a horrible situation for any family. What do you? Cancel the wedding? Stiff your vendors? Charge admission to the reception? No, no, and no.

What you should do first and foremost is have a frank conversation with your wedding venue and vendors. Explain your situation, and ask them how you can work it out. Be clear with them that it is important to them that their bills get paid so nobody thinks you are trying to weasel out paying what you owe them. Maybe the florist would be willing to downsize the centerpieces to trim costs. Or she could skip the expensive extras, such as the crystals in the bouquets to match your crystal bridal jewelry. The photographer might allow you to cut back to a smaller package or to have him come for the ceremony and through the cake cutting only, instead of taking pictures from pre-ceremony until the last dance. As long as the vendors have not actually spent money on supplies for your wedding, they might be willing to re-negotiate your contract.

As for your reception venue, call the event manager at once and make an appointment. Figure out your finances before the meeting so you have a clear idea of the difference between what you owe and what you can actually pay. If the gap is not insurmountably wide, it might be possible to get creative with the wedding menu to get your balance down (again, this would have to be before anything has been ordered for your reception). Choose less costly entrees and appetizers, substitute sparkling wine for imported French Champagne, or change from a full open bar to wine and beer only. In some cases, this will be enough to get your balance down to what you can afford.

If you still cannot afford what you owe the venue, you will have to consider more dramatic measures. Could they change the time of your reception from an evening wedding to a brunch? You could save …

Wedding Preparation Prayers

Wedding Preparation Prayers

Wedding preparations can be overwhelming and endless it seems. Many brides and grooms by their side have had a meltdown prior to the wedding. If you can relate, you are not alone.

Be encouraged and take heart. Fear not! The best is yet to come. It has been said that marriage is like making mashed potatoes. First, you peel the potatoes. Secondly, you place them in hot water to boil. Thirdly, you mash them all up together until they become one.

Whatever stage of life you are currently in, I’m here to tell you that you’re going to make it. Maybe you are presently being peeled by life’s circumstances and wedding preparations up to your eyeballs. Perhaps you are now boiling in hot water and undergoing some emotional stress. Relationally we are all being brought closer together and smoothing out one another’s rough edges. The process however can be like crushing grapes to make wine. Nevertheless remember how delicious and intoxicating the wine can be once the grapes are crushed.

Life and love flows in seasons and stages. There are many circular parallels between nature and life itself. Perhaps you are currently enduring the winter season of your relationship and engagement. Realize your love has not died, but rather its roots are going deep and your love’s foundation being strengthened. Commitment surpasses romantic notions and fluctuating feelings. Often love is more of a decision than a feeling.

Death and life are always occurring simultaneously. Marital love that lasts a lifetime requires that we welcome and embrace a more intense type of relational interaction as we become one. That means you both must be committed to personal growth individually and together. Therefore when some things are identified as harmful to your marriage, you need to humbly repent of them and be willing to die to them. As you die to deadly habits and refine your character, you will resurrect and breathe fresh life into your marriage. The more you die to self, the more you together as one shall love and live.

Here are three wedding preparation prayers to pray together:

“Dear Lord, please help me to be humble, self-aware, and selfless in my love toward others. As we prepare for holy matrimony, prepare my heart and establish me in your holiness. Forgive me hurtful things done and said. Please kindly cleanse and forgive me. Create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit within me. Help me to experience the love of my heavenly Father and mold me to be more like you. Holy Spirit help me to love myself and others unconditionally. Enable me to be loving, kind, peaceable, and compassionate. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

“Heavenly Father, the wedding details and planning is overwhelming as You know. Please have mercy on us and help us through it all. You instituted and encourage marriage in Your Word. We are endeavoring to love and obey You. As we do and plan for our wedding, please kindly empower, undergird, and …

A Perspective on the Popularity of Japanese Clothing in Australia

A Perspective on the Popularity of Japanese Clothing in Australia

Throughout history, Japanese clothing has always been a wonderful amalgamation of tradition, aesthetics, and convenience. From the ever-popular kimono to the stylish and informal happi coat, there are different types of clothes that are meant to be worn for different purposes and on special occasions.

Different Types of Japanese Clothing

Kimono is the most popular and also the clothing that is most commonly worn by the Japanese. Though it is considered formal wear, it is also worn by many on a day-to-day basis. It is a versatile piece of clothing that can be worn on many different occasions. Odori, for instance, is a traditional kimono meant for dancers. Furisode is worn by unmarried girls. Kakeshita, Shirokakeshita, and Uchikake are meant to be worn by brides on the day of their wedding. Montsuki is a formal kimono worn by men. Neneko, Dochougi, Uppawari, and Haori are jackets that can be worn over a kimono.

Hakama is a skirt, which is designed similar to wide-legged pants, worn by men. Yukata is a casual summer robe that is very convenient to wear and is usually worn by women during summer festivals and cherry blossom viewing parties.

Japanese clothing also includes a wide range of inner garments and accessories worn by men and women. Fundoshi is a loincloth worn by men. Nagajuban is an innerwear worn under the kimono. Obi is a sash that you can wrap around your kimono. Apart from this, Japanese people also love to wear traditional socks like Tobi, which are paired with ethnic sandals and boots like Zori, Jikatabi, and Geta.

Japanese Clothing in Australia

Australia is one of the most urbanized countries in the world today with a distinct fashion sense that includes elements from many different cultures. The country has over 50,000 people of Japanese ancestry, due to which there is a steady influx of people traveling between the two countries. So, you can find plenty of business establishments in Australia catering to the needs of Japanese-Australians as well as visitors from Japan.

There is no dearth of fashion outlets and retail stores that sell Japanese clothes and accessories. Depending on your preference, you can opt for stores that import vintage and authentic clothes and accessories straight from Japan or local shops that sell Japanese clothes and Japan-inspired fusion clothes that are made right here in Australia.

History of Japanese Fashion in Australia

Australia has a number of Japanese fashion designers, who arrived in the country a few decades back. Initially, there was no Japanese presence in the country’s business establishments as very few Japanese had immigrated to Australia prior to 1979. So, naturally, there were no business establishments that uniquely catered to the needs of people from Japan, particularly in terms of clothing. Wanting to change the trend, a generation of Japanese men and women started making clothes for people of Japanese origin as well as locals who were interested in exploring East Asian culture.

Soon, a number of establishments were set up in different parts …

Tips for Female Emcees of Wedding Ceremonies

Tips for Female Emcees of Wedding Ceremonies

A wedding ceremony is something very special for the couple. This is the celebration of the couple’s unity. This is why it is important to hire the best master of ceremony for that special day. Most of the time, the master of ceremony is a male. But there are now lots of female emcees particularly for wedding ceremonies these days. If you think that you can be a great wedding emcee, then you should follow these tips especially if you are a female emcee.

As female emcees, it is normal for you to focus your attention to the bride since you are both females. However, you should never forget about the groom. You should focus your attention to the couple and the celebration. As the emcee, you should know the details of the event. You should be able to lead the event and make it as organized as possible. You should also be informed of the program of the event so that you would know how to introduce each and every part of the event as well as the participants of the segment.

Also, you should be well prepared for the event. You can make your own plot of the event according to its proper flow. With this, you would know what to say on each and every part of the celebration. Make sure that you write down your script or lines. It is best if you can memorize the whole program but if not, it is also wise to bring along your script so that you will not forget any of your lines.

Before going to the event, make sure that you say your lines all over again. This will serve as your final practice. By doing this, you would know if there are some things that you need to change in your speech. This will also help you memorize the lines that you will be saying. Keep in mind, practice makes perfect.

You may keep the communication line open with the couple or with the events manager. This will give you an idea on what lines you have to give out during the event. You will also know what things the couple would like you to say or mention in their special day. With this, you will also know the program or flow of the event.

Dress up and make yourself look beautiful as well. It is better to dress up in a simple yet presentable manner. You do not have to over dress because you are not the center of the event. Make sure that the attention of the audience will be on the couple and not on you. Make this the night of your clients. This is their most special day and you should make it memorable for them. Being female emcees entail a big responsibility in managing the event that you are to host. So, make sure that you perform it right.…

Valuable Benefits of Professional Wedding Photography

Valuable Benefits of Professional Wedding Photography

Wedding day is the most auspicious and important day of one’s life and its beautiful snapshots are one of the most valuable items in the most valuable treasure box of memories. Weddings are an altogether collection of the special ceremonies and capturing its every single flavor is a complex job which needs proper mechanism and precision.

Professional wedding photography services came into the picture with the drastic growth in demand for capturing the wedding snapshots in a perfect way. This arena of photography depends on certain essential factors like the photography devices, artistic approach and the relevant experience to capture graceful and beautiful wedding moments. Hiring a professional wedding photographer enables one to get more incredible pictures thereby raising the charm of the memories.

Style

One of the vital components which one should seek for is an efficacious sense of style. By hiring a competent wedding photography professional whose style matches up to the specific requirements and preferences enables the wedding couple to get the a perfect look. One can do a brief research about the distinctive forms of wedding photography and thereby hire a wedding photographer who is well experienced in that particular form.

Accustomed with High-End Devices

Professional wedding photographers are familiar with the advanced camera and other advanced devices which capture of the pictures in a precise way. Moreover, they use certain backup equipments also to avoid the failures and uncertainties during the event. Ranging from the camera stand to battery chargers to other needed tools they enjoy proper access to many extra accessories, lenses and lights which may need at the time of capturing photos.

Standard Works and Flow of Time

With relevant experience, the experts can deal with all the noted possibilities of the wedding day and in comparison to the other non-professional photographers, they can deal with any kind of situation and deliver standard work. Moreover, these keen professionals are efficient in making best use of timing and flow for image capturing. They capture beautiful pictures in a systematic way which can feature various human emotions with spontaneity and laughter.

Reliability and Communication

One should hire a professional wedding photographer who can communicate well with the entire bridal ceremony members. In general, they are able to capture the real emotions of the members of the wedding party by interacting with them in a relaxing and compassionate way.

Professional wedding photographers provide photography services with a perfect blend of quality and creativity. The main benefit of capturing the most treasured pictures of wedding ceremony by a professional wedding photographer is that they can make the people look in a natural and elegant way thereby raising the overall charm and beauty of them.…

5 Types of Mesh Fabrics Used for Making Clothes

5 Types of Mesh Fabrics Used for Making Clothes

A versatile piece of fabric, Mesh is used in different types of clothing items, crafts and utility items. Mesh is actually an open-hole fabric which is weaved to a grid-shaped style. The fabric can be styled into a skirt or a top. It can also be used to make vibrant tote bags of different colors or hair-nets. If you have set up an apparel and accessories store, it can be a good idea to keep some outfits and accessories made of mesh. Read and know all about the 5 different kinds of mesh that are available in the market, and commonly used by 3D Spacer Mesh Fabric manufacturers to make clothing and accessories.

Polyester mesh fabric

It is used commonly as side panel inserts in athletic outfits. This kind of fabric is breathable in form and can wick away moisture easily from the skin while carrying out various sporting and athletic activities. The sheer fabric is also used by fashion clothing designers in the form of overlays to add dimension and texture to tricot and other materials with a flat weave. The delicate parts of the body can be camouflaged by making use of two mesh layers.

Mesh Netting Fabric

It is used for making dresses that need the body to be air-dried fast. It can protect the skin and belongings from the bites of insects. Naturally, it is used for the construction of camping equipment and gear and numerous items like totes and backpacks that need the use of breathable fabric.

Tulle

This is a fine mesh net fabric which is most commonly used for manufacturing wedding veils. It is also used in decorating wedding gowns, floral arrangements, wedding favors, evening gowns, lingerie, costumes, window treatments, hats and gifts. This is a versatile type of fabric which has been in use for over 300 years.

Power Mesh

It is used by 3D Spacer Mesh Fabric companies for making outfits designed to smoothen the body, such as long-line panties, long-line bras, control slips and control-top pantyhose. These are used more often in making undergarments for women although shape-wear and abdomen reducing undershirts for men are also made of this fabric. The fabric lets the skin breathe and helps the body preserve its own shape. As compared to spandex and other stretchable fabrics, it offers more comfort. It is available in various types of colors, such as red, cream, black, white, pink and blue and even skin tones ranging from deep brown to pale peach.

Nylon Mesh

This is a porous, lightweight material which is used for making outfits as well as for the production of beekeeping veils, birdcage covers, laundry bags, screens in campers and tents and lots of other items. This is a long-lasting fabric and can get be retained for a long time, although even these may get torn and worn-down. Sticky nylon mesh patches can be used to repair these fabrics. Nylon mesh dresses are usually sensuous in nature, and body hugging in form, although more conservative …

Dowry and Wedding Gifts in Islam, Developing and Developed Countries

Dowry and Wedding Gifts in Islam, Developing and Developed Countries

Wedding Gifts are common and a way of showing love all over the world. Here is a simple analysis of dowry items in Islam, developing countries and developed countries.

Dowry In Islam:

Islam is one of the most popular religion all over the world.

Islam does not allow expensive dowry items for Muslim parents. There is a list of Dowry items for Hazrat Fatimah (R.A):

1. One white dress,

2. One big piece of cloth for preparing the head gear.

3. One black towel, made in Khyber

4. One mattress, made from the fibre of a date tree

5. Two cotton mattress, one of goats fleece, and the other was filled with the fibre of date tree

6. 4 Pillows made of goat’s hide, filled with Azkhar grass

7. Two pieces of Hajari Mattresses

8. One manually operated Grinding Mill Stone

9. One cup made of Pewter

10. One musk (leather water container)

11. One big tray for washing clothes

12. One bowl for milk

13. One water pot

14. One earthen glass

15. One woollen curtain

16. Two earthen goblets

17. One hide for spreading on the floor

18. One shroud,

19. One lota (a multi-purpose vessel).

Dowry system in Pakistan

Pakistani men love to have rich brides, and do not know the real amount of Mehr according to Islam. In Pakistan, a dowry (from bride’s parents for bridegroom and his family) is comprised of these things:

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Jewelry for in-laws

Gifts for Groom

Clothes for bride & groom

Gifts for in laws

Home appliances

Furniture

Kitchen Utensils

Arrangements for Wedding

Fashion products

Car / motor cycle / property

Professional wife

Men should be ashamed by looting the simple and poor parents of bride. They should follow the Sunnah in Real words. First they should pay a handsome amount of Mehar then take dowry of Mehr’s 12 %.

Dowry system in Developed countries:

A wedding is a charming event in developed countries. The couples are very happy to arrange this day at the religion places.

Dowry Items / Wedding Gifts in Developed Countries Examples

In developed countries, wedding gifts / dowry items are very economic. Such as:

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Cutlery

Sculptures

Dinner set

Love Mugs

Towels

Rings

Bracelets

Necklaces

Wine Glasses

Serving Dishes

Photo Frames

Cushions

Kettle

Toaster

Small Home Appliances

Bed Sheets

Card Holders

Gift Boxes

Decoration Pieces…

My Handmade Wedding Invitation Business – How to Start One

My Handmade Wedding Invitation Business – How to Start One

Everybody always wants to know how I set up my handmade wedding invitation business. It wasn’t all that difficult really. Anybody could do it. All you need is a little artistic ability and an imagination. And with all the neat stuff they have in the craft shops now, you don’t really even have to have that.

Have you seen all the beautiful papers they have out now. When I first started out you had your choice of white, ecru, and maybe a few pastel colors. And if you wanted them to have any kind of floral design or pattern on them, you had to do it yourself. But when it comes to wedding invitations, you have to be very precise and exact. Nobody wants a paint spattered wedding invitation and the more “store bought” they look the better. Even though it’s an original design, it still has to look professional.

But now you can get all kinds of beautiful papers. Floral patterns and stripes and polka dots. And some of the most breathtaking colors, too. Those days of peach or lavender are long gone! Another thing that’s helped in my design business is the increasing popularity of scrapbookking. With so many people turning to this as a hobby now, the manufacturers who create those products have created hundreds and hundreds of embellishments for those scrapbooks that are just perfect for wedding invitations and stationery.

No matter what theme the bridal party is looking for, you can find something useful in the scrapbookking aisle at your local craft store. I had someone ask me for a beach theme for their wedding stationery a few weeks ago and I found the most beautiful embellishments at the craft shop. They had these little pearlized seashells that matched perfectly with this muted seashell pattern paper that they had. I also found a lovely sand colored paper to use for inserts and finished it all of with a natural raffia bow. They were gorgeous! And the bride loved them!

Computers have helped a lot, too. Years ago, when I first started out, my only option for the lettering on my invitations was calligraphy. Can you imagine?! Hand lettering an invitation is a very time consuming process, even when you know what you’re doing. But now, I can let the bride sit right beside me as we choose the font styles for her invitations and I can even print our samples for her to help her decide. And in the blink of an eye, I can print out all of the inserts I need without ever lifting my calligraphy pen.

Of course, I make sure to make an extra of all of my invitations so I can put them in my portfolio. I have people ask to see samples of my work all the time. Which is only natural. No one buys wedding invitations without being able to see them first. So you see, setting up a handmade wedding invitation business these days is easy!…

Four Fantastic 70th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Four Fantastic 70th Wedding Anniversary Gift Ideas

Wedding anniversaries are nice to celebrate. Some years are more momentous than others – but I think that we can all agree that a 70th wedding anniversary is quite the anniversary celebration. If you are privileged enough to know a couple about to commemorate this anniversary you will know that it can be hard to figure out what kind of gift to get them.

To celebrate 70 years of marriage would be a miracle and a feat. Choose something that celebrates that 70-journey and all the fruit of it. Enlist all the descendants (children, grandchildren, great-grandkids, cousins, etc) to submit memories, photographs, drawings, newspaper headlines on scrapbook paper and I would compile a “This Is Your Life” type of memory book for the couple. Also give them a DVD, a retrospective on their life before and throughout their marriage with family members speaking of and to them. A gift like this acknowledges the anniversary couple respectfully.

A great 70th wedding anniversary gift for a couple is a photo or story quilt designed and sewn by a family member. The quilt could represent the highlights of the couples achievements and memories. Have a few favorite photos or appliqued symbols to represent them. Using pieces of favorite old and outgrown items of clothing that contain special memories will add a nice personal touch.

A special gift for a special couple. Try to find one of these: Pictures now that from a certain angle change to another picture. It would be neat to have the couples original wedding picture and then what they look like today. What a keepsake! Your gift should be memorable item, something that shows how uncommon a 70 year anniversary is.

Getting together the family for a dinner would make a nice 70 year anniversary present. Somebody from the family will prepare a video with the history of the family included the sad and the happy moments. At the end of the video saying does not matter how hard or how easy the life have been, whats really matter is that the couple have been together for 70 years and will be until the end.

These ideas for 70th wedding anniversary gifts are only the beginning. Try to think of some yourself to trying pay tribute to the couple celebrating 70 years of marriage.…