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Unusual wedding ideas for couples

Is your wedding day coming up soon? Are you in dire need of fun and twisted ideas to make your big day even more special? We must admit that almost every little girl dreams of a traditional white wedding. Most people do not like risks and things that stand out too much, so they prefer to play it safe. Nevertheless, what if you do not want your wedding to be like anything you or your friends and family have seen before? After reading some of these unique ideas, tips, and tricks, you will wish that you could have thought of them sooner!

Decide on the venue
Choosing an appropriate venue for your wedding is extremely important. You should probably opt for a venue that includes both an indoor area and an outdoor one. It is best if you find one that has a large yard because you will have more options to be creative and let your imagination go wild! For example, you can organize a barbeque outside. This way, you can make your wedding day a bit more casual and fun. Imagine eating steak, ribs, or a sausage in formal attire. Other outdoor ideas that are out of the ordinary are carnival rides, bouncy houses, or food trucks. Carnival rides and getting your hands on a bouncy house are an excellent option if you have kids around. On the other hand, food trucks are great if your guests are extra hungry or maybe want to try out something different. We must agree that nothing beats a wedding that has a variety of awesome meal choices, and a carnival ride in the backyard. Hopefully, you let the food digest for a bit before going on the ride.


Spice up the food
Deciding on what you will be serving to your guests at your wedding can quickly cause a headache for most brides, grooms, or wedding planners. Naturally, not everyone who has been invited will have the same taste in food. Nowadays, as people are getting more health-conscious, there will be a few who will refuse to try anything that contains animal products, gluten, refined sugars, and so on. A good way to solve this issue is to for example make the food at your wedding vegan-friendly. Nevertheless, it is important to notify the guests beforehand, so that there are no upset meat eaters. Other things that you can do are to omit the processed ingredients and concentrate on whole foods instead. Thankfully, there are a lot of health-conscious catering services that will help you out. If you are a person who is into fitness and bodybuilding, maybe a macro-friendly menu is your best bet.


Not so ordinary wedding cake
Who says that you can only have a simple vanilla cake or maybe plain chocolate? You can definitely let your creativity on the loose and get a wedding cake which will take the guest’s breath away. Some interesting flavours that you can try out are, for example, the Spiked Red Velvet, Pink Champagne, or maybe just make one up on your own. If you don’t want to be too experimental with the flavour of the cake, you can always go wild on the decoration instead. Topsy-turvy cakes are quite popular nowadays. Also, you can definitely try customizing the bride and groom piece that goes on top.


Pick a good photographer
Choosing a photographer is vital if you want to capture the beautiful moments on your special day. Try talking to a few friends and see if any of them knows someone whom they can recommend. After finding the right person to do the job, consult with him/her and see what kind of theme you are looking for. Make sure that the photographer is experienced and that he is using affordable and high-quality photography equipment. You can decide on a variety of fun themes. For example, the bridesmaids and guests of honour can wear superhero (or supervillain) costumes underneath their formal attire, or maybe you can try out something cartoon themed. The possibilities and ideas are definitely endless!


Keep the kids occupied
If you invited a lot of people to your wedding, it is most likely that they will be bringing their children or younger siblings along. For this reason, including a kid’s table is always a great idea. To make their time more enjoyable, you can give out small treats to them by placing the gifts on each seat. Also, activity packs are life savers! Try including colourful crayons, paper, stickers, and so on. If you have a little bit of empty space left at the table, you can try adding a board game or something that you think the children will enjoy playing. Some balloons and a DIY confetti bar is also an idea that not only the kids, but the adults will enjoy! If you want to spare yourself on the clean up later, maybe try switching out the confetti with bubble wands!

In conclusion, you definitely do not need to have a traditional wedding. Forget what people have told you about how a wedding should look like, and try stepping out of your comfort zone. Barbeques, carnival rides, and even superhero themed pictures are things that can make your special day even more special! In the end, it will be a day that everyone invited will talk about for years to come.

Ten Ways a Road Trip With Your Partner Can Help Your Relationship

Every relationship has its fair share of ups and downs, and it comes as no surprise that couples can get bored from the monotony of mundane life. Working continuously for months without a break can leave us exhausted which can take a toll on our relationships. Arguments and disputes can arise as a result which will add more stress to our lives.

However, it has come to the attention of psychologists and medical professionals that a break from the fast-paced routine way of life in the form of a road trip can have several benefits for a relationship. The scant research available on the subject suggests that road trips and traveling have the power to strengthen relationships between couples, parents, and children. It also reveals that travel can increase life satisfaction amidst an unstable economy and increasing workload. Studies by West and Merriam and more recently by Kozak and Duman quantify positive changes in the form of strong relationships and increased family bonding following trips and vacations.

The purpose of this article is to get a rounded understanding of the ways a relationship can benefit from a road trip. Attention is given to the implications of road trips on family and relationship satisfaction.

  • It gives you a chance to know each other better:

A road trip can be a perfect opportunity for traveling companions to know about each other. Being confined in a car with someone for a long time quite exposes you to the other person. All the aspects of personality, personal habits, dreams, and secrets are exposed to each other. Long car drives allow you to see how your partner reacts in certain situations and how they s/he with problems. There are many new things you learn about your better half; hence, you are in a better position to understand him/her on a deeper level.

  • It teaches you to compromise:

During your trip, you may not agree with your partner on many small and big things. Traveling provides you an opportunity to learn the art of making compromises which is a valuable skill to develop for any relationship. It can be a small and simple thing like music choice on the road trip, or something big like choosing your destination. As the two of you sacrifice for the benefit of each other, you can take these lessons to your daily lives and strengthen your relationship.

  • It provides you time for better communication:

Long car drive with your partner is the best time to strike up beautiful conversations and engage in meaningful discussions that you always craved for. It provides you with an opportunity to better communicate with your companion and leave behind the problems of life and workload. A survey from the Travel Association found a wide range of benefits for couples who reported traveling together. It increased relationship satisfaction, improved communication and ignited a passion for one another.

  • Create lasting memories:

No matter the length of your trip, you will create memories that you will remember for the rest of your life. Even memories that you did not like at first will end up making the best of stories. These memories will become a part of you as a couple to which you will always look back with affection. Reminiscing about all the memories will bring you closer to each other and carry you through tough times.

  • You learn about teamwork:

Trips and travels with partner require teamwork, just like a successful relationship. It lets you know if the two of you can work together and share responsibilities. If you fail at it initially, it will teach you how to be a better team next time. It also means you go through all the thick and thin together as a team.

  • You trust and rely on each other:

As you are always vulnerable to various problems and challenges on a road trip, you trust and rely on each other more than anyone else. This is an important and rare occurrence in everyday life. As you navigate the exotic lands and face challenges, you learn to lean on each other for support and advice which can strengthen a relationship.

  • It teaches you to use resources wisely:

Assuming that most of the couples may not be super-rich, it will take some planning and thinking to get the most out of the trip. It will take the two of you some time to figure out the proper transportation, groceries and nourishing meal for the trip without consuming all your resources.

If you intend to go out on a long trip, it is more economical to own a car instead of taking taxis or local transport. You also don’t have to worry about the timing schedules, travel routes, and stops along the way with your own car. In the end, you can always sell the car if need be. Many online websites provide free car valuation services and will offer a decent value for your car.

  • It gives you a feeling of intimacy:

Nothing can be more beautiful than a long road trip with someone that you adore and love. While traveling with buddies is fun, it is nothing compared to a trip with your beloved. According to the 2013 US Travel Association’s survey, a trip with your partner is more likely to create a spark of romance in your relationship than any gift. The romantic power that a road trip provides can never be forgotten.

  • It provides bonding moments:

A road trip provides you many moments when you feel connected to each other. Sharing new experiences together allows you to grow as a couple. You will have moments when you will feel closer to each other which you will carry over into your lives after the trip.

  • It strengthens your relationship:

The skills and lessons you learn on your trips help you develop relationship skills. Your problem-solving skills, communication skills with your partner, and compromise all develop as you travel which can prove effective in taking any relationship forward.

 

6 Tests Of Long-Term Relationships Only Strong Couples Can Overcome

“It’s easier to fall in love than to stay in love” – we couldn’t agree more.

Whether we admit it or not, we dwell in deeply romantic culture with big, and often unrealistic expectations of how love should be. When things get rough, people immediately give up, abandon and find comfort in new ones, instead of fixing what’s broken. That’s why we admire rare couples who, through the years, have kept their love for each other alive.

It’s not that they have a perfect connection since no relationship is flawless – every couple has issues and bad times. Every couple gets tired and bored of each other at some point. Every couple discovers each other true colors, including the quirks, gross habits, and shortcomings.

It’s just that some couples are wise and emotionally capable enough to build a solid foundation, deal with these obstacles, try to work things out, and focus on the things that truly matters, making their relationship stand the test of time and hardships.

Here are 6 of the biggest obstacles couples in long-term relationships face, and what strong couples do to deal with them and create a love that lasts a lifetime.

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How the Internet Has Changed Dating

How the Internet Has Changed Dating

Back in the days when verbal communication was the only way people could interact, things were harder than today. Dating couples had to wait until they met to communicate a message. Then came the letter posting era, telephone and fast forward to today when we have the internet.

It has changed every aspect of how people do things, especially socializing. People do not need to meet physically to start a relationship. There are many ways in which the internet makes dating possible, and this is what we are going to highlight here.Continue reading

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Romancing Your Partner while Travelling

We know that people who go on vacations are more productive at work and more likely to get promoted, but are they also happier in their romantic relationships? A study review published in the Journal of Travel Research found that travel has several benefits for families, relationships, and individuals. Holidays are a reminder of the fact that although some things change when you have been married for many years, your enjoyment of each other and your love, can be stronger than ever if you just take the time to enjoy each other with no pressures of work or other commitments. If you and your partner could use a few days away, discovering new sights and learning more about each other, learning about just a few benefits of holidays may inspire you. Does booking a week away to one of the world’s most romantic cities appeal?

Building Beautiful Memories

When you think back on the highs and lows of your relationships, the best moments are probably centered on travel. As noted in a Study by Shaw, Havitz, and Delemere, holidays build tighter bonds because they provide an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and create memories that are cherished years later. As noted by one participant to their study, investing in a holiday makes sense because you are in essence buying into beautiful memories, not just material things that don’t mean as much when you look back on meaningful moments of your life.

The Effect of Holidays on Relationships

Research by Newman and Newman has found that spending more leisure time together is linked to a lower probability of divorce. Another study by Gilbert and Abdullah, undertaken on over 6,000 people, found that those who took at least four consecutive days off to travel, enjoyed greater wellbeing and happiness. A third study by Hoopes and Lounsbury found that going on holiday increased a couple’s satisfaction once they were back home. Some countries have taken notice of the psychological importance of vacations. Malaysia, for instance, introduced a Second Honeymoon Program in 2010, offering couples who were considering divorce an island getaway where they would enjoy counselling as well as enough time to enjoy the paradisiacal setting together. People argue less and enjoy greater intimacy when they are on their vacation, than in daily life.

Holidays Reduce Stress and Promote Peace in a Relationship

Many studies have shown that holidays are important, particularly when you have a high-stress lifestyle or when, as a couple, you have been through the stress of illness. A study conducted recently by the American Psychological Association found that vacations significantly lower stress levels because they take remove us from the activities and environments that cause worry and anxiety. Holidays ensure we have less headaches and backaches, which puts us into ‘the mood for love’. They also enable us to sleep better, so we feel more alert and are better able to give our full attention to our partner. Simply sleeping poorly or tossing and turning frequently at night can increase our stress levels, so a holiday is a good way to cut both stress and poor sleep hygiene in the bud.

Choosing a Romantic Getaway

Paradisiacal islands and mountainside resorts often spring to mind when we think of a romantic holiday, but if you are a city lover at heart, a buzzing city like New York, with its romantic nightclubs, rooftop terrace restaurants, and meaningful monuments (does the Empire State ring any bells?), has all the ingredients it takes to wine and dine your partner in style. Because New York is so expansive, it offers a plethora of romantic activities, including a picnic at Central Park, a visit to the Hayden Planetarium, or a visit to the Diamond District. Other cities on the top of the romance list include Paris, Sydney, and Venice. Whether you are catching a show at the Moulin Rouge in Paris, walking along the beach in Sydney, or taking a gondola ride in Venice, chances are, you will feel fortunate that you are enjoying all these sites with someone you love.

Making Time for a Nature Escape

If you do choose a city escape, try to find a beautiful green area or seaside part of the area you are visiting, to add a little dose of romance to what will undoubtedly already be an unforgettable trip. Researchers in Finland (Liisa Tyrvainen of the Finnish Forest Institute) recently measured people’s wellbeing in three different environments: busy city parks, urban streetscapes, and wild forests. In their study, participants were asked to take a 15-break in these areas. They found that those who had visited the city parks and forests, felt psychologically restored. These feelings were slightly heightened in a forest setting but interestingly, even being in an urban green area had powerful restorative effects. Another study by scientists at Stanford University, meanwhile, found that walking in a city park lifted the mood, working memory, and attention. Once again, it is evident that by working on our own stress levels, we can give our best self to our partner. Therefore, if you do opt for a city break, consider giving priority to cities with a beach, nearby forests, or numerous green areas in which to relax after a hectic day sightseeing.

If you would love to surprise your partner or spouse with a special gift, a holiday may just be one of the best investments you can make. As mentioned above, material things (a designer outfit, killer pair of shoes, or even an elegant piece of jewellery) don’t really form part of our memory when we recall special moments with our loved one. Holidays don’t have to be expensive, or involve a plane ride and fancy hotels. You don’t even have to leave your city or state to disconnect with your partner. Taking a quick city or nature  break for a weekend can help reduce stress and arguments, improve your mood, and make you more aware of/attentive to your loved one.

Entertainment coupled with savings – the biggest attraction of Dave and Busters coupons

Family entertainment means a mixture of fun, food and games and this is precisely what Dave and Buster’s serves to its customers. Today, Dave and Busters establishments are found not only in the US but also across the world that has set new standards in family entertainment accompanied by lip smacking foods. However, what you see today of the Dave and Buster’s establishment had made its humble beginning in the 1970s when Buster’s restaurant and Dave’s Slick Willy’s World of Entertainment operated as separate businesses with divergent concepts but located next to each other. Customers helped to bring the companies closer as they frequently moved between food and games. This led to a great friendship between the owners who embarked on the idea of fusing the entities into one consolidated business for offering all-around entertainment.

It took more than a decade to start the first Dave and Buster’s establishment in Dallas. Texas in 1982 and then there was no stopping for it. The popularity of the establishment spread very rapidly, and it was just a matter of time before it reached beyond the shores of America and touched the hearts of people at other places in the world where it made its presence felt. Dave and Buster’s serve selected menu of food that tantalizes the customers who enjoy endless fun and excitement from a variety of games and they keep coming back to the place time and again. Those looking for an ideal package of games together with a delicious combination of food and drinks all under one roof would not hesitate to become loyal customers.

Endless fun and entertainment

The attraction of Dave and Buster’s is irresistible.  Now, it boasts of an inventory of state-of-the-art games that customers stay hooked to while enjoying mouth-watering food together with the most innovative drinks that is hard to find at any other place. From wings to steaks you can have your platter full of delicacies to whet your appetite, and their premium bar has liquors of all kinds stocked to quench your thirst. The most appealing aspect is viewing the games you play on a huge HDTV that reverberates with the epic sound that creates a stadium like an ambiance. As if it is not enough to please customers, they entice customers to indulge in more fun and entertainment by availing Dave and Busters coupon that offers attractive discounts. This article should help you to learn all about Dave and Busters coupons.

A marketing ploy that never gets old

Marketers have always aimed at wooing customers to engage in more spending by offering some upfront discount by issuing coupons of a certain value that they can redeem. Coca-Cola first tested the marketing tool with massive success in 1887, and since then it remains a high potential in attracting customers and increasing sales. The appeal of Dave and Buster’s coupon is ever growing to its customers who can enjoy more games and have more fun by redeeming the coupons. Being the least expensive method of marketing more than 50% of all retailers and brands offer some form of bonus or discount coupons to its customers that has enormous power in boosting sales.

With technological advancements that have turned the world digital, coupons are now available in the form of promo code or coupon code that does away with the need of procuring printed coupons. By entering the coupon code, online customers can avail discounts on their purchases. This is also applicable to Dave and Buster’s coupons that come with Promo codes.

Coupons are a great encouragement

Dave and Buster’s coupons offer a variety of discounts and incentives that trigger customer interest.  From organizing parties for business or pleasure to providing an incentive for hosting a youth party online, the coupons can meet many kinds of customer needs. Many different types of coupons provide lucrative discounts or incentives for indulging in games and ordering foods and beverages.  Coupons are now available online, and there is no need to hunt for it in Sunday newspapers and magazines.

As coupons are now available online, you can log on to the website that sells coupons, download it and get it printed. Traditional coupons are attractive, but online coupons are even more attractive because it can offer higher savings. Free printable coupons are also available.

People who want to have maximum fun with food under one roof would find Dave and Buster’s the place of their choice and like the topping on the cake, they would be delighted to avail the discounts and benefits by using coupons. For getting more fun for your money, you must avail Dave and Buster’s coupons that enhance the enjoyment and makes the food tastier.

There is nothing like saving money when you play games and gorge on sumptuous food, and this is what puts Dave and Buster’s apart from the rest.

Koh Yao Noi: Thailand’s Best Island for Your Honeymoon

When it comes to the best islands in Thailand for honeymoon, Koh Yao Noi stands at the top of any list. Getting to Koh Yao Noi is not complicated since it’s located in the Andaman Sea in the middle of Krabi and Phuket, it’s a peaceful island adorned by sandy shores. Fishing villages surround it, and it has rubber plantations, sandy beaches, waters rich in coral and mangroves as some of its key features. Some of the beaches include Loh Jark which has a pier for long tail boats and ferries. Loh Paret is another beach on this island surrounded by dotted dive sites, such as the pinnacles of Shark point and the King Cruiser. Here are some of the reasons why this island is a top honeymoon destination:

Safety

The island is still undiscovered by many tourists. The locals are friendly as they are not yet accustomed to visitors. It makes it one of the few quiet islands in Thailand. The guides are trustworthy, and there are no scams around since there are a handful of tour guides and locating them is easy. The locals also take pride in their island and do not condone any criminality especially one targeting tourists. It would be unimaginable and a scaring experience if you and your spouse had an unwanted encounter on your honeymoon.

It is a time to forget your worries and enjoy each other’s company. Koh Yao Noi provides a serene and safe atmosphere for you and your beloved to get a memorable experience. Even at the shores, the locals do not bother to tie or lock their boats and scooters signaling the safety of the area in general.

Seclusion

Most tourists are either unaware of Koh Yao Noi or overlook it. It makes it one of the ideal islands in Thailand for honeymoon. In the town, there are only a handful of nonlocals making it a perfect honeymoon getaway. When it comes to the beaches, you can have it to yourselves, just you and your spouse. In any honeymoon, seclusion is crucial and having an entire beach just for you is heaven on earth. On some of its beaches, you have a gorgeous view of Phang Nga National Park. The beaches can stay secluded for hours giving you and your partner ample time to explore and enjoy the calm, warm waters of the ocean. 

 

Silence and Tranquillity

Koh Yao Noi is one of the quiet islands in Thailand. Honeymoons are all about tranquillity and relaxation, and this island offers that. There are a couple of bars on the island, but that’s about it when it comes to the party life. It ensures that the town has no loud music blaring from different entertainment spots giving it the quietness that one wishes for on their honeymoon. You can retire to bed late and wake up in the afternoon without a lot of disturbances.

There are a handful of convenient stores to cater to your needs, but the big stores haven’t yet set up shop. It gives the island a chilled and laid back atmosphere where one can sit at the beach or lie under a palm tree without any nuisance from others. During a honeymoon, a couple should be left to their thoughts in a serene and silent environment as they plan for their future together.

 

Diversity

From mangroves, rainforests, corals and rubber plantations, the island is full of diverse landscapes. On the east side is where holiday resorts on Koh Yao Noi are mainly found together with deserted beaches. All these features are ideal for your honeymoon as there is plenty to explore. The landscapes also provide the best locations for taking photographs of you and your significant other. You can go for a leisurely walk on the island as you interact with the friendly locals. 

The west side of the island has water buffaloes, rice paddles and a holy spring which drains into the sea. Koh Yao Noi has all the features that a honeymoon will require less hassle. Each day brings about new adventures and areas to explore ensuring that you and your spouse always have something to do.

Affordability

 

Despite all the beauty, landscapes and even a villa on Koh Yao Noi, it is an affordable place to stay. From as low as $20 a night, you can find decent accommodation on the island. Food and beverages are in plenty, and you can get a full meal for less than $5. As earlier stated this island is yet to be overrun by hordes of tourists, plus the locals treat visitors as one of their own. Even traveling through the island is cheap as you can hire a scooter or bike from the locals at an affordable rate.

Many tourists who have been to this island have stated in their testimonials the numerous times the locals offered them free rides. Even if you are on a budget, Koh Yao Noi is one of the most affordable islands in Thailand for honeymoon. If you consider the beauty, tranquillity, and activities this place offers, it is one of the cheapest but quality places in the entire world.

 

Activities

When you visit this island, it won’t be just your honeymoon you celebrate; it can also act as a coastal escape. From scooter racing, swimming, water buffalo riding, and beach football/volleyball, this island is full of activities for you and your partner. All it requires you to explore your imagination.  When looking for one of the best islands in Thailand for honeymoon, Koh Yao Noi should be amongst your first destinations.

 

Five Cool Ideas for A Perfect Bucks Party in Sydney

Throwing a great bucks party in Sydney does not have to be difficult. You have countless options and group activities and a wide expanse of vendors to choose from. The best man, usually the best friend or brother, is in charge of the party. He will normally know the activities that will lead to a wild and adventurous night out.


If you want to throw the best party, look at the groom’s interests. For example, should you fill the party plans with alcohol, strippers and waitresses, or should you make it a more recreational night out on the town? Whatever you do, you want it to be memorable. It will be the groom’s last night as a single man after all. Sydney offers a variety of entertainment options that include:

The options for the perfect stag party are limitless. Most soon to be grooms would be happy watching the hottest topless waitresses and barmaids in town, but there are other ways to enjoy buck night. These event party ideas are sure to keep all men in attendance happy.



1. Hire an Exotic Dancer


Before planning the party, you should make sure the groom actually wants strippers. If he is like most guys, he will want to have some last minute fun before the wedding. Many beautiful dancers are willing to show the groom and the rest of the buck party a great time before the wedding. A gorgeous woman jumping out of a cake is the perfect way to start a buck night. Be sure to plan activities before the dancers arrive. Before the ladies arrive, you might want to play a game of poker.



2. Plan a Man Retreat


If the groom prefers being outdoors, you should consider booking a vacation at a cabin. Check to see if there are any dance clubs in the area. If there is a club nearby, you might find a few ladies interested in dancing at the cabin. Many women will travel in groups to a buck party, so you might find several women interested in dancing for the groom. If the cabin is far from the city, the strippers might charge an extra fee. The money will be well spent if it makes the groom happy.


3. Plan Extreme Sports


If the groom only has his bride on his mind, you can plan some extreme outdoor activities. Getting married is exciting, but jumping out of an airplane is even more exciting. If you are going to be near the beach, you can try shark diving.


4. Plan a Sports Day


The groom is already ahead in the race to get married. Get more competitive with a day full of sports. You can have fun showing sportsmanship while enjoying your favourite sports. If the groom would rather watch sports, purchase tickets to a local sporting event.


5. Take a Road Trip


A road trip is a perfect way to connect with your friends. Pile all the guys into your car or truck and start driving. You can stop at several clubs along the way to admire beautiful women.

Beautiful women can be included in any plans you make for the groom. Plan his idea of the perfect stag party and have a great time. If you are lucky, you might meet a beautiful woman who wants to know more about you after the buck party.




Those who want to stay indoors will also have a wide array of options. You can choose from active bucks party activities and less active activities. It depends on the personality of the groom. For example, renting a party bus or going to a lingerie restaurant makes sense, in some cases. In other situations, it will make the groom uncomfortable.


Should you Hire a Party Planner?



Want to throw the best party? In some cases, hiring a party planner such as Absolute Blonde can help to give you great ideas for a bucks party. Sometimes you will find bucks party packages, which is where you will save money. When you bundle the activities, you can roll the savings into one price. However, always check the actual prices in advance to make sure that you are not paying more. With some companies, what they call a package will cost more than if you paid for each of those activities individually. The greatest advantage of a party planner is that they have done the research for you. In addition, you can receive guidance for throwing the best party ever. All you have to do is choose a date two weeks in advance of the wedding and invite your friends to the party. Instead of spending time planning, you can spend your time partying!



Escape from the Last Minute Wedding Panic



People will often choose to arrange the bachelor’s party two weeks before the wedding because it lets the Buck escape from the panic of the wedding at the last minute. They can unwind and enjoy themselves instead. People also choose to do it this way because it lets the events remain fresh in the minds of everyone on the wedding day.



Fishing, quad biking, rally driving and barbecuing have all been popular choices for bucks party ideas. You can stay sober and enjoy the activity, but drinking games are common for this event, and an evening will often involve strippers and pranks on the unsuspecting Buck. If you want to throw the best bucks party in Sydney, the biggest thing is to have fun because that is what will make it a memorable bachelor’s party.

A Guide to Planning a Bucks Party in Melbourne, Australia

You only get one chance to throw a buck party for your friend that he will never forget. It will not matter whether he is the type that loves staying at home playing video games or one who loves parties. You will need to fill things that he loves into one glorious night in Australia.


Some may want to visit downtown Melbourne and hit a club while others will want to spend time in a hotel a short distance from home. Here are some of the tips to keep in mind, no matter what you decide on.

Have a Budget

As much as you might want to plan a weekend-long party, you need to think about the budget of the friends and the bachelor. Get in touch with everyone that is going to be there and understand how much they can afford. It is especially so if you plan to cover all of the groom’s expenses.


Remember to Honour His Wishes



Choosing the wrong place to hold the buck party could end up with the groom in low moods all night. Thus, always avoiding picking what he likes. Instead, go for what the groom likes. The last thing you want is a groom forcing a smile on his last weekend as a single man.
If his preference is to spend the night playing some board games, you do not want to drag him down to the club with some topless waitress or strippers. Some guys like hanging out at home with a group of friends just watch a nice movie.

 


Decide on the Length of the Party


In the past, a buck party took place over one night. The friends of the groom got together, went out in Melbourne and returned home late in the night. Now there are destination buck parties. These parties can last a full weekend or more than that when necessary.
By being together with friends for a few days, you can engage in a few rounds of golf, visit a movie theatre, and go for an extreme sport or anything else that the bachelor wishes to do. You could even have an open weekend where guests come for one night or spend the entire weekend together.


Have a Plan



Ensure that you come up with a plan that is not too tight. The schedule needs to cover all the events that you will do over the weekend or one night. This will ensure that all participants of the buck party know when the time comes to leave a given place.
While some buck parties lack a schedule, this is a huge mistake. You might end up accomplishing less than half of what you wanted to achieve. In fact, it is advisable that you hire a party planner like Centrefold Strippers. This way, you can squeeze in just the right amount of party activities without overstretching your limits.


Ensure You Have Room for Unforeseen Events



The schedule needs to be as flexible as possible. There might come a time when you find something along the way that you wish to do. However, if your schedule was too tight, you will need to sacrifice some activity in favour of others. You might stop at a bar and a famous artist happens to make a surprise appearance, in such a case, you would want to stay for a while. This way, you can take pictures with him and actually enjoy the performance.
You will also be able to take full advantage of unexpected deals if you are flexible. You never know when a deal might present itself when you get to your party destination. If it is too tight, you will not enjoy the full benefits of the surprise deal.

 


Pick the Right Venue



You will need to pick the right venue for your Melbourne buck party. You can check with the local council to see if they have any open venues that you can use. You could also go online to see if you will find any open venues that you might use.
If you are visiting Melbourne from out of town, you will need to find a hotel with spacious rooms where you can host the party. Even when doing it close to home, ensure that there are some hotel rooms on offer. This will ensure that no one drinks and drives home and they are safe.


Think About the Food and Drinks


No matter which destination you pick, you will have to think of the food and drinks. For a simple buck party, simply fill up the bathtub at the hotel with ice and throw in some beers and energy drinks. You could also order pizzas delivered or some room service.
Check out the top restaurants and bars in Melbourne that are close to where you will be sleeping. Plan to have some drinks and appetizers in one and later hit up a restaurant for dinner. You can then skip to another place for dessert and some more drinks. The hotel concierge can help to recommend restaurants and bars to visit.

 


Summary


A buck party is a chance for the groom to let loose and have fun with his friends. Choosing the right venue and planning for other aspects such as the budget will ensure everything works out fine. This will ensure that the groom actually gets to have some fun on his final day being single instead of regretting why he left home.

Mending Your Marriage after Brain Injury

Marriage is a union that takes a lot of work even years after the couple said: “I Do.” Partners go through many trials over the course of their relationship. Some of those are easily overcome, but others can be challenging and especially hard.

One of the biggest trials for marriage is a sickness of the partner. This is a hard period for both spouses that completely changes the dynamics of marriage. While some couples accept this new instance and try to overpass it, there are those that crumble and break down.

One of these trying moments is when a partner suffers from an illness that is difficult and life-changing, like brain injury. It will put the marriage on a trial and insert numerous emotional obstacles into persons’ lives. Mending a marriage after brain injury is a process that will require investing a lot of emotions, patience and above else time into getting the bearings again.

Brain injury can change your partner to the lengths that you would have to get to know them all over again. The recovery time alone may take a long time and put quite a strain on your relationship. However, it is not impossible to find your bearings again and with some dedication and patience, you will get there.

  1. Have daily alone time

If you are surrounded by people the whole day, you two will hardly have enough time to find out new mechanics of your relationship. And that includes the kids as well. So, make room every day to spend time with your partner alone so you can get to know each other all over again.

This doesn’t have to be anything special, but rather normal and casual like playing games or walking. Find an activity that will make you both happy and use it to learn more about each other. After all, your partner’s brain injury may have changed them, but you can discover them anew.

  1. Don’t reminiscence of how it used to be

We all like to remember how things were before the certain change in our lives. And if your partner suffered a brain injury that changed them in some way, you may do it more than usual. Often, it’s about who they used to be and are now, but that is a futile and damaging course.

Accept your partner as they are now and focus on what you can do to help them and your marriage survive through this change. This is not only an emotionally healthy approach but will also allow you to use your time more productively. Accepting, after all, is a way to resolve the issues you face in any aspect of your life, and thus in this.

  1. Work out the little things

Every day small gestures can do a lot in a thriving relationship, but also it’s the little things that can damage your marriage. Find what bothers you and your partner and work on changing. At the same time, don’t forget to show your love to one another with some small acts of affection like a kiss or giving them a smile.

  1. Don’t compare with others

Others might have experienced the same problems you have, and their advice and stories can be useful but avoid comparing yourself to them. In this case, you need to find your own bearing and strategy to overcome emotional troubles. Everyone’s situation is different and unique, and so you won’t find a marriage that is just like yours.

People let you see what they want and although you may see that someone is successfully handling one aspect of their marriage, it may not be that simple. So, don’t compare to others and strain your relationship even more with that sort of pressure. But rather get to know your partner and your marriage in order to find the right solution for your problems.

  1. Go to marriage counseling

When things become too tough to handle, it’s wise to seek a professional help to show you the way. Marriage counseling is intended to do just that for couples in troubled relationships and help them overcome their problems. Sometimes, couples would have to go through individual sessions as well, so the counselor could more easily understand what they’re going through.

The most important thing to remember is that you need to be honest with yourself and your partner during these appointments. They will be emotionally demanding, but this is nothing to fear or run from. After all, facing off emotional troubles and doubts will only help you be closer as a couple and get you on the right path.

  1. Seek legal help

Legal help is useful in many ways after your partner suffered a brain injury. First of all, hire personal injury lawyers to advise you and represent as you seek financial compensation for the injury. This so-called loss of consortium claim will help you cover medical expenses and other costs which incurred after the accident.

Additionally, another reason to seek legal help is to transfer property in your name and become representative for your partner, if need be. It will help you run your home, organize finances and make decisions for your partner if they’re not capable of doing so themselves.

  1. Use a kitchen timer

Kitchen timer technique is pretty useful in times when you are arguing to stop the conversation from becoming more heated. Use a simple kitchen timer that you start every time you cook and set it for 30 minutes if the discussion is starting to get out of hand. Then both of you make some space between you two by going to different rooms and cool off.

This technique will save you the arguing and give you an opportunity to have a constructive discussion. Not to mention that it will eliminate stress from your conversations and help you come to understanding more easily.

As a conclusion

Managing your marriage after brain injury will be a demanding process that will take a lot from you and your partner. But it will also be a rewarding one since it will help them recover and you to accept the changes after the accident. After all, when there is will, there aren’t many things that people can’t do or achieve in their lives.