How to Finance Your Honeymoon Expenses

Your wedding is probably one of the most memorable experiences in your life. You and your partner have planned for this event for so long and you’re about to spend a lot of money.

Although weddings will always make us happy; it is the honeymoon that will increase that happiness manifold.

Now, weddings are already expensive and during the honeymoon, you will also need to spend some money as well.

Fortunately, there are ways to finance your honeymoon expenses. Here are some tips:

1.    Wedding Loans

Wedding loans- or personal loans that are used for wedding expenses- is a great way to finance your honeymoon.

In this type of loan, you can borrow as much as $35,000, provided that you have a good credit score. Typically, you can get the money within 3-5 days after applying for the loan.

Just remember to pay it promptly since there are financial institutions which have high interest rates.

2.    Crowdfunding

Another great way to earn money for your honeymoon expenses is through crowdfunding. Although some people might not agree with this, most people that do crowdfunding for their weddings actually do not mind. In fact, there are some people who are willing to donate some money for such a momentous event.

When you’re planning for the wedding, you’re also planning for the honeymoon. The money that you can get from crowdfunding can be used for all of the expenses; including your honeymoon vacation.

3.    Credit Card Perks

If you own a credit card, you can make use of the perks. There are some credit card companies that offer frequent flyer miles or points that you can use for travel.

There are also some perks that make use of points in exchange for cash or other things including food, clothing, etc.

4.    Cash Advance Schemes

There are some cash advance methods you can apply for. Cash advance is a way to get some money, especially for your honeymoon.

Fortunately for you, getting money from this method is easier than ever. Aside from your local lenders, you can also apply on the internet as there are cash advance programs online.

If you borrow money from cash advance programs, make sure that the lender you’re going to get money from has a license to operate. This is to ensure your safety when transacting with them.

5.    Book in Advance

This is not financing, per se, but you can save more money when you book your honeymoon plans beforehand.

There are some packages out there that give you amazing discounts if you book way ahead of time.

Furthermore, booking in advance will ensure that you will get a reservation, especially when you’re going to a place where there are a lot of people.

Conclusion

Financing your honeymoon expenses is actually quite easy. You can book in advance so that you can avail of certain discounts.

If you own a credit card, you can make use of the points or avail of the perks. There are also cash advance programs as well. The options you have are limitless.

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5 Things a Groom Shouldn’t Forget on His Wedding Day

It doesn’t seem likely to forget the important things on your wedding day, but it’s surprising just how many things you can forget when things are getting stressful and there are many things to remember. Here are some simple (and not so simple) things, which you should remember in the run up to the big day.

  1. Set an alarm!

You might have been out drinking the night before in celebration of your last night as an unmarried man, but don’t forget to set your alarm for the morning. Many grooms have accidentally slept in a little too long, and while it might not mean missing the entire ceremony, not giving yourself enough time to get ready for your wedding will cause you unnecessary stress and worries.

  1. Be prepared to look your best

This might seem very obvious, but you should be ready to look your best when you get married. This means buying new clothes and accessories that you can wear with pride. Remember that you’ll be having photographs taken by your own professional photographer and also friends and family who are attending the wedding. Whatever you wear will be in everybody’s photographs to remember for a long time after you’ve tied the knot. You can buy men’s formal suits in many different styles and colours, so it won’t be difficult to find something you feel comfortable and look great in.

  1. Eat breakfast

It’s easy to forget to eat breakfast on the best of days, so your wedding day can become so stressful that you don’t remember to get some food. However, if you’re prone to feeling nervous, anxious or getting stressed in those kinds of situations, it’s definitely a good idea to get some food down you. You probably wont eat for a good few hours until well after the ceremony and photographs have been taken, so you’ll be glad you took the time to have some food.

  1. Don’t drink too much in the morning

Both the bride and groom might have a few glasses of champagne on the go in the morning to calm their nerves or help them celebrate the fact they’re finally becoming husband and wife, but don’t get too carried away. Being tipsy or, even worse, drunk on your wedding day can be an absolute disaster, so if you’re desperate to start knocking back the pints, save it for the reception afterwards when you can finally let loose and enjoy yourself.

  1. The rings!

While this is more of a job for the best man, the rings are definitely not to be forgotten on your wedding day. Just imagine the embarrassment and horror of getting down the aisle, saying the vows and then not having a fashion ring to put on your bride’s finger. Check with the best man beforehand that he definitely has the rings, since it could turn out to be a disaster if they’ve been misplaced or lost.

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Top WorldWide Destinations For a Stag Party

Stag parties have dramatically transformed from the old days when the groom would head out for a few light ales with his pals the night before his wedding to enjoy his last sense of freedom. These days a stag party lasts for a whole weekend, sometimes more, and such are the antics which take place and the debauchery which stag parties have become accustomed to, they usually take place some time before the wedding itself.

If you have been charged with best man duties then before you even think about what you are going to say in your speech, you need to think about where your groom will enjoy his epic stag party. We’ve put together a little list of some of the best places to host your stag weekend.

Budapest, Hungary

Beautiful women, bouncing night life and cheap beer, the three essentials to any stag party and Budapest has it in spades. Head to Budapest with your mates for a stag do and you will not regret it, by day you can live it up in the hot thermal springs in the city center, take a beer bike for a spin or head just outside of the city to fire off some shots with serious hardware like AK-47s. By night you can explore the incredible Hungarian nightlife and visit one of the many rock or dance clubs in the city or stay in and around the bars drinking some tasty local beer.

Las Vegas,US

Since ‘The Hangover‘ movie, more and more stag parties have looked to Vegas as the ultimate place of sinfulness for their weekend of mayhem. Gambling, girls, cocktails and a ‘live and let live’ attitude is what you will find in this chaotic city and it is the perfect place for you and the boys to let loose. It is worth noting that Vegas will not be cheap for anyone who goes on the weekender but if money is not object then get booked up into the best hotel that you can find and enjoy a non-stop, marathon weekend of madness in Vegas.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam’s libertarian attitudes towards, well pretty much anything, has made this beautiful and charming city, the perfect place for a stag weekend. You’ll find cheap flights to Amsterdam from all over Europe and the accommodation can be found in groups at great prices too. The city is really easy to get around and there is plenty of things for you and your boys to do.

The obvious place to head to on a night time is the Red Light District, the region where the city’s legal prostitutes ply their trade and where you will find some super cool bars and clubs. By day, you can relax in the cafes or coffee shops depending on your ‘hobbies’ or you can get active and take a beer museum tour, visit the sex museum, go and hit the racing track in go-karts or take a boozy canal-boat tour through the city. There’s plenty of options for mayhem in Amsterdam

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Is Your Wedding Precisely Planned?

Is Your Wedding Precisely Planned? These guys pulled theirs off famously, and you can too!
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When it comes to your wedding day, there is so much to plan for that it can seem a tad overwhelming at times.

That said there is no reason you can’t pull it off, leaving you and your significant other with many great memories to share for years to come.

In order to make your wedding day click, planning things out well in advance is of course the answer.

From where the wedding and reception will take place, to what the clothing and rings will look like, those are but a few of the many decisions you will have to make as a couple.

Given that the big day could be coming up sooner rather than later, is your wedding precisely planned?

Make Your Big Day Go Off Without a Hitch

So that your wedding day can be one you will always have fond memories of, keep a few pointers in mind:

     

  1. Venues – First and foremost, where will your wedding and reception take place? Given that both churches (weddings) and reception halls and resorts (reception) can fill up quickly, make sure you book each far enough in advance that you are not left with disappointment. It is also important to visit a number of venues, giving you things to think about with each. For instance, approximately how many people can you expect for both your wedding and reception? Do both venues have accommodations for handicapped guests? Are the venues within relatively easy driving range of one another? If you are having your wedding in the middle of summer, is the church properly air conditioned? These are but a few of the items you should be able to answer before deciding on venues for both;
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  3. Rings – The rings are one of the most important pieces of the big day, a means of symbolizing the love two individuals have for one another. As a result, be sure to put ample time into shopping for the rings, be it in-person or online. As you look at a silicone ring for wedding day needs and beyond, be sure that you are happy with the final look and feel of each ring. While you can always alter the ring after the wedding and honeymoon, getting it right the first time around is a much more desirable thing. As a couple, shopping together for rings will give you both one more important decision to make together. If you decide to go online for your ring needs, dong a Google search for wedding rings will point you in the right direction. Also make sure the rings come with a money back guarantee and/or warranty;
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  5. Clothing – While it is the bride’s day to shine, you don’t want the groom looking like he just rolled out of bed. Make sure you both spend the necessary time to find the right dress and tuxedo or suit, respectively. This is where family and friends can play a significant role, helping you both with their two cents about what does and doesn’t look good. Having a day out with the gals and guys respectively is a good idea. Also be sure to use the Internet to get some ideas. Sites such as Pinterest and Instagram are great venues for seeing what others have worn for their big days;
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  7. Food and drink – Lastly, you can’t have a wedding reception without making sure you’ve gotten all the food and drink details taken care of. Make sure you sample a number of different catering options out there, seeing which business will best deliver your food and drink needs. Also be sure to ask your guests what type of meal they would like (do this via the invitations) so that you can make things easier for your caterer. If you decide to have a bar, make sure you clarify whether it is open or not, along with making sure everyone is held responsible for how much they drink. The last thing you want is one or more people overdoing it when it comes to drinking at your reception.

 

Planning the perfect wedding isn’t easy, but it also doesn’t have to be the worst experience of your life.

By using the Internet, relying on family and friends for their advice, attending a few bridal bazaars, there is ample opportunity for both of you to get plenty of ideas.

When your big day arrives, you want it to go off without a hitch, something that is much more likely to occur if planning is a priority.

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Get Engaged with the Right Ring Choice

Is an engagement to that special person in your life in your offing?

If so, finding the perfect engagement ring doesn’t have to leave you anxious and losing sleep night after night.

While many men may fret over whether or not that special woman in their life will like the ring, let alone say yes to a proposal, the worry (at least about liking the ring) can be removed by some smart shopping sense.

With that in mind, will you get engaged with the right ring choice?

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Do Your Homework Before Buying

So that you can locate the right ring the first time around, keep these pointers in mind:

  1. Know your budget – First and foremost, what kind of financial budget are you working with? While some guys can and will spend thousands and thousands of dollars on that perfect ring, others are more constricted and what they can allocate towards an engagement ring. Look to see where you fall in the financial arena, along with finding out which ring makers/sellers offer the best rings at the best prices. Also look to see what kind of payment plans are available, especially those that do not compromise your financial well-being;
  2. Turn to the worldwide web – There are myriad of collections out there, so do your research to see which one best fits your wishes. You could opt for the morganite engagement rings collection or another such brand. Finding the best brands available is made rather easy these days thanks to the Internet. Unlike in the past when men oftentimes had to rely on word-of-mouth or publications to find out which rings were the best made and best priced, the worldwide web has changed the game. By doing a simple Google search on engagement rings, guys can get a wealth of information, thereby allowing them to narrow down their choices;
  3. Her tastes – While many women love the surprise of being asked to marry the man of their dreams, a sizable number of ladies also want a say in what kind of ring will adorn their finger. Yes, ring shopping can be a tad challenging at times for the happy couple, though most couples get through it just fine. Plan some time together to go and view rings, seeing what she fancies and what doesn’t appeal to her. That way, there won’t be any unhappy moments when you present the ring to her (hopefully a moment that brings a surprised and happy look to her face). As all guys should know, healthy and happy relationships make for the best relationships;
  4. Get social – Turning to social media for some tips on finding the right ring for your lady is not a bad idea. With social networking, you can discover how other guys are going about locating the right rings for their girlfriends. Going to sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. can provide you with some insight on pricing, the most popular rings in 2016, and some of the unique ways guys go about surprising their gals when the moment is right. You can also choose to visit some relationship forums (they’re not all that hard to track down on the web) in order to chat with other guys about rings and other engagement topics. In fact, getting other women’s feedback on what you might buy for your lady doesn’t hurt either. Engagement chats on the web can oftentimes turn to marriage discussions, so take-in as much information as possible to make things clearer in your head about having the best engagement surprise and the greatest relationship possible;
  5. Go with your heart – Finally, there are some guys (and couples for that matter) that are just too strapped for cash these days. As a result, you may have to delay finding that perfect engagement ring for the love of your life. If that is the case, be up front about why you’re delaying the ring purchase. As they say, honesty is always the best policy, especially when it comes to relationships. You should also talk to ring sellers and get their advice on finding the best ring at the most affordable price. While you may have wanted to spend thousands and thousands of dollars on that special piece of jewelry, something less expensive and a little simpler may just do the trick.
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