Weddings are huge and extravagant affairs. Some people even spend their entire lives earnings to spend on their or their children’s weddings. And, as weird as that might sound, it is true. But wouldn’t it be great if so much money is not wasted on a day’s event, and instead, used on something more relevant?
That is why, we decided to get you a list of things you can actually put into practice and save up on your wedding expenditure.
1. The Venue
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Your wedding day is one of the biggest and most significant days in your life. This is the day you and your partner tie the knot and vow to be by each other’s side “till death does you apart”. It definitely could qualify as one of the happiest days too. In fact if it isn’t you might have some reconsidering to do. Now that being said, along with happiness marriage most definitely brings along the winds of change and adjusting to your new life could be quite a task. Hence it only makes sense that you ensure the night before your wedding night is your most memorable one. That’s why we decided to do you ladies a favour and put together some of the craziest and most unique ideas to put an end to that spinster lifestyle.
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In today’s fast paced life, one often finds himself/herself struggling to find a few moments of calm. With long work hours, unrealistic deadlines, maddening traffic and growing family pressure, peace of mind might start to feel like a phrase from the past. Now if you live in a metropolitan city then you would know exactly what we’re talking about. The lack of simplicity and the abundance of chaos always leave you longing for some R&R (Relaxation & Rejuvenation in this case), far away from the hustle bustle of the city life.
Here are some of the most peaceful travel destinations, you could consider when you finally start to plan that much needed vacay.
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Don’t you often wish you had more time to travel the world? After all travelling is not just about rest, rejuvenation & enjoyment, but it is about much more than that. In a way it’s a beautiful journey of self-exploration, experiences and memories
So whether you like going places with your friends, family, or self, make sure you travel while you’re still young. Lose yourself to find your own self. Live like there’s no tomorrow. And whatever you explore today will last a lifetime with you.
There are quite a few options that come up once you have decided to travel. An Island destination proves to be an ideal one since it has something in store for everyone. Whether, you want to layback and sip some Pina Colada by the sea, or enjoy some thrilling water sports, or sit by the beach and gaze at the starlight sky, or go on an adventure by hiking up a mountain close to the beach, or just cuddle with your partner as the sun goes down, or rejuvenate yourself with some spa activities, or indulge in some delicious cuisines, an Island destination has it all. Continue reading “8 Islands to visit before you’re 30”
What is going to work? TEAMWORK!
We all know that teamwork is very essential to the systematic and productive working of any organisation. In fact, it is the core reason why companies flourish exponentially or falter drastically.
Companies know for a fact that team building outings and exercises help in increasing the company productivity by fostering communication and increasing team spirit. What they fail to realise is that team-building activities give them a chance to not only shape their teams to their liking but also get to know their employees on a much better level. Team shape, trust and understanding between the company and its employees is of utmost importance for the long-term growth of the firm and its members.
Why is it important to plan an effective team building outing?
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Breaking into a sweat… and not from the heat
Skiing, trekking, white water rafting… seek and you shall find the exact sort of adventure holiday that you are looking for not that far from your doorstep. That’s right, you don’t have to fly to Switzerland to ski or head for Kilimanjaro to go on breathtaking treks. India has amazing destinations that can give you the adrenalin rush and Facebook photos that you crave.
Here are just a few that we have picked:
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For a holiday in south India soaking in history and heritage, it would be pretty difficult to beat Madurai. The town is easily accessible and the main attractions can be covered in a couple of days, with time to spare for healthy and delicious breakfasts (the Tamil people seem dedicated to chutney innovations and it’s worth it) and a spot of shopping.
Madurai was most prosperous, in wealth and culture, under the first and second rule of the Pandya kings, and later under the Nayaks.
Apparently, the town traded with ancient Rome and Greece and flourished under the Pandyas, till it was captured by the Cholas in the 10th century. The Pandyas took it back in the 13th century and built it up as a literary hub. Continue reading “Madurai: A Town Where History is Part of Everyday Life”
The Journey and The Destination
So, someone had the wicked-good idea of converting the journey, and not just the destination, into a special holiday. And thus luxury trains were born. And if any place can fully capture that awesomeness of a train journey, it has to be India, with its forests, palaces, temples, people and legends.
But not all trains are equal, so we’d like to show the green signal to the outstanding ones below. And while the carriages are distinctly designed in old-fashioned opulence, including personal butlers, they are also fitted with all the modern necessities—wifi, spa, gym etc.
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You are doing the background work right—exercise, eating and beauty sleeping—so you are already halfway there to being breathtakingly beautiful on the big day. Now, for the carefully-studied advice to ensure that you are also the on-trend bride.
Brides are channelling Deepika ‘Mastani’ Padukone’s heartbreakingly dewy natural look, with barely done eyes and an almost-nude lip. Of course, we are not fooled, so invest time in finding the right palette to let your natural beauty shine through. A light foundation and powder to conceal any blemishes, and mineral eye shadows for shimmery texture, without being loud. Keep the lips neutral in light pinks, peach or toned-down coffee.
Almost taking centre-stage today is the brow, so fill them in a strong shape. For inspiration, look no further from superwoman Amal Clooney.
If your diva self from a couple of years back doesn’t let you go off the smoky eyes and red lips, go ahead and indulge at your mehendi ceremony. Continue reading “Bridal Look”
Heavenly Honeymoons – Build Forever Memories With That First Trip Together
How glorious to get away with your new partner after the seemingly endless, and quite definitely a little stressful, manoeuvrings of the wedding. Couples today like to plan this most anticipated outing together based on a shared interest; sometimes it is food, sometimes it is history, and sometimes adventure, and it always comes with the excitement of that first shared experience.
San Sebastian, Spain:
Set near the France border town of Biarritz and a few hours by car/train from Barcelona, the coastal Basque town of San Sebastian offers easy access from other popular destinations. But once you are here, it would take a great deal temptation to pull you away from this quaint coastal town set on the Bay of Biscay that is a foodie seventh heaven. Apart from the beautiful beaches and an easy-going atmosphere, San Sebastian is a base for globally top-rated chefs and is home to an upscale tapas called the Pintxo. So, it could be a decadent vacation with great wine and world-class food.
Galapagos islands/Peru, South America:
How does swimming with sharks and sea lions sound? Or hiking up a mountain for spectacular views of an ancient citadel? For adventure fans looking for a honeymoon to remember, the Galapagos islands, which is in Ecuador territory, or a less than three-hour hike up Peru’s Huayna Picchu, which offers breathtaking views of the Inca civilisation structures on the nearby hill of Machu Picchu, will surpass all expectations. Continue reading “Offbeat Honeymoon Destinations”