The Best Honeymoon Destinations in Australia

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Beach or Adventure?

Choosing your honeymoon destination is very exciting and is one of the wedding tasks that both the bride and groom will enjoy doing together.

The first thing to do is choose the type of honeymoon you would like to have. You might like a relaxing private beach type honeymoon where you’re just spending time with each other. Though you may prefer to do some sightseeing and adventure activities.
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Honeymooners Should Always Get Travel Insurance

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Got Your Travel Insurance?

You will spend plenty of time planning for your wedding day, you should also carefully plan for your honeymoon. This includes making sure that you and your fiancé have travel insurance.

Travel insurance exist because unfortunate circumstances do happen. The last thing that you want is be charged for a massive medical bill if something happens to you on your honeymoon.
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Hot Tips for a Wedding Reception at Home

Backyard Wedding Reception

Anyone For A BBQ?

We all know that weddings costs can really add up. It’s no wonder that more people are looking at cost saving ideas for their special day.

One of the more popular cost saving wedding ideas is to have your wedding reception in a back yard. This could be in your own backyard or you could rent out a nice house to use for you wedding reception.
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Top 5 Over The Top Wedding Gift Ideas

Wedding occasions are considered as a very important occasion of expressing affection, gratitude and love to our loved ones. It is the time to celebrate the marriage of our colleagues, friends, acquaintances and relatives. There is no better way to express our love and affection than thrilling the newlyweds with a phenomenal wedding gift. In order to ensure you present the newlyweds with an extraordinary gift, you should ensure that you check on their store registry and wedding gift wish list. This will avoid you cluttering their space with unwanted gifts. If you can afford the expensive gifts that can impress the couple, then get those gifts. This list of for those presents that aren’t on the wish list because they’re too extravagant.

Honeymoon Package
All newly married couples have the intention of going to a honeymoon. Most of them prefer exotic localities. Not all newly-wed couples, however, afford the pricey honeymoon package and therefore honeymoon package is considered as a wonderful gift and has been topping the list of amazing wedding gifts. It is therefore very ideal to book for honeymoon trips that are convenient and flexible for them in terms of their itinerary.

Chandelier
This is a luxurious home appliance that is considered a perfect gift for wedding couples. This is because the couples will need a chandelier for their new home. It ranges from cheap to costly. You choice however is dictated by your budget and it is advisable to choose one that fits your budget while matching the social status of the newlyweds. You should check out for price comparisons online.

New Boat
This is considered as an extraordinary wedding gift and it can take the newlyweds by surprise. You can literally ship a boat directly to the newlyweds home. This is however very expensive and hence you have to consider your budget. Despite its exorbitant price, boats can be the craziest personalized gifts you can give.

New Car
A newly married couples may be cash-strapped after their wedding. They may have spent all their savings to make their wedding ceremony a success. Most people often can’t afford expensive wedding gifts such as cars and this makes it a rare over the top wedding gift. A car can be a hugely personal gift and will be saving the newlywed couple a lot of money while relieving them from the financial burden of having to budget for a car. A ship the car to them as a perfect wedding gift.

BBQ Pit
This is one of the very unique wedding gifts for newlyweds. It is also considered the easiest one to procure because it can be ordered online or obtained in supermarkets. This is unlikely of all the wedding gifts and awesome for a newlywed couple.

You wedding day is one of the most memorable days of your life. It is the time when a couple enters into a union that is intended to last eternally. Not all of us are in the position to give lavish and extravagant gifts but if you have the ability to just remember you only live once. Family members and relatives will remember your wedding gifts will cherish them forever.

Now The Honeymoon’s Over I’ll Be Driving Forklifts

Getting married was the best day of my life. It was a wonderful day not just for me but for my new wife and also for all of the people who came to our wedding. We’ve had some wonderful comments about the day and it seems that everyone enjoyed themselves thoroughly.

And the honeymoon was wonderful as well. We had a great time and for 2 weeks we could think of nothing else other than doing exactly that, having a great time. No thoughts of responsibilities or finances or work or anything else. Just having fun.

However once the honeymoon ends reality starts to kick in. After all you can’t keep reality at bay for ever. And of course one of the realities that we have to face is earning money to survive.

And of course as we are thinking of a family the need for earning money will increase.

So I’m thinking about my options for work. Just recently I’ve been considering getting a forklift licence from http://forklifttrainingaustralia.com/ and taking on work as a forklift driver. I haven’t done forklift driving before however a friend of mine has been employed as a forklift driver for many years and is earning good money and is in full-time employment. Currently we are a little short after the honeymoon, and we’ll need a small loan for the immediate future, so I need to get working pretty soon.

And as other friends of mine have found work to be rather patchy the possibility of finding a qualification which is reasonably easy to get and which offers full-time employment is very attractive. I would never have thought of forklift driving until this friend of mine told me about his experiences as a forklift driver and told me that it was relatively easy to get a forklift licence.

Apparently a forklift training course only lasts for a few days and once you’ve finished the training course you get your forklift licence straight away and you can then apply for work, and there’s plenty of work for forklift drivers.

So that’s a possibility, though of course driving a forklift isn’t the only thing I’m thinking about. More long term I don’t want to be working as a forklift driver, I’d like to qualify for a more permanent position. I’m expecting forklift driving to be something temporary which I can do for the next few years until I find something a bit more interesting.

What I would really like to do is to start my own business. Whilst it’s okay working to somebody else the ability to earn money as a very limited and the hours are long. Whilst I expect, if I start my own business, to be working long hours I would like the possibility that if I can be successful I can earn much more than I would working for somebody else.

So whilst I’m driving forklifts I’ll be keeping an eye out for some great ideas for what I can do to start my own business. I’m not expecting that it will be easy and I’ll probably end up starting a business part-time and relying on my pay as a forklift driver to tide me over until I have the business up and running properly.

But short-term it’s driving forklifts for me. It’s not a particularly sexy profession but if it’s easy to get a forklift licence and if there’s full-time work available at a reasonable rate of pay then I’ll be driving forklifts.

How to lose 5kgs in time for your wedding

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You don’t want to ruin your wedding day just because you feel like you don’t look sexy enough. When you have already taken care of all the wedding details, the last thing that you want to happen is to look fat and ugly for the wedding. Therefore, if you feel like you have gained weight due to the stress brought about by your wedding preparations, you need to do something. Rest assured, even if the wedding is just a month away from now, you still have enough time to lose at least 5 kilograms. It is just a matter of discipline and commitment to the goal.

There might be certain techniques that you can do in order to lose weight. However, if you want to take a shorter route to achieve your goals, you need to double your efforts. Here are some of the tips that you can follow to ensure that you lose enough weight for your wedding:

  • Let go of carbonated and alcoholic beverages. They cause bloating a lot. They also don’t satisfy your hunger. As a result, you tend to eat more. Throughout the wedding preparation, just stick with plain water. If you are stressed out and you need to sleep late, you can drink tea and other organic drinks, but not coffee or soda.
  • Take time to hit the gym and seek for a personal trainer. There are trainers who will not just give you the right fitness techniques, but they will motivate you well. They will be there for you in every step of the way in order for you to achieve your goal. Choose the gym that is right for you by visiting this website!
  • Stop eating white bread and pasta. If these are your favorite dishes, then make sure to do a little sacrifice up until the wedding. This goes without saying that for the entire wedding preparation, you should not indulge. Let go of chocolates, ice cream and cake. Just think about your wedding and how you will look like on your big day.
  • Sleep well. In fact, you have to sleep longer than the usual. When you are so busy preparing for the wedding, you might not have enough time to sleep. However, if you really want to lose weight, then you need to sleep early and wake up early. Finish everything that you need to finish during the day so you have enough time to rest.

During your wedding day, you are assured of losing weight and looking good. Read more about home exercise machine reviews by clicking here.

Ways to Lose Weight Quickly

Everyone wants to lose weight fast. However, not everyone is willing to make sacrifices. As usual, in fitness, when there is no pain, there will be no gain. Therefore, you have to make sure that you do your part as well in order to achieve your desired body. Otherwise, no matter how hard you think about losing weight, you won’t be able to achieve it. If you wish to go for a short cut in achieving weight loss, here are some tricks that you might want to pull:

  • Let go of white carbs. This includes bread, pasta and rice. They are digested quickly. Thus, they signal your brain to eat more since you are not yet full. If you continue this habit, you will definitely gain more weight.
  • It is nice to give yourself a break every once in a while, but you need to choose a treat that you will let go forever. For instance, when you love treating yourself to ice cream, you need to stop it.
  • Do 30 minutes of cardio every day. No matter how busy you are, this will not take so much of your time. 30 minutes is not too much. When your heart rate is increased, metabolism is increased as well. Therefore, you can see faster results.
  • Don’t take sweetened and alcoholic beverages. They are the main culprit for bloating. They are difficult to digest and will most likely stay in your body as stored fats. This is one of the reasons why you become bloated.
  • Extend your hours for sleeping. The average number of hours that you need to rest well is 7 to 8 hours. If you are used to 8 hours of sleep, then you can add 30 minutes more so that your internal organs will have lengthier time to detoxify. Of course, sleep also has tons of other benefits.
  • Go for lap band surgery. If you are tired of the usual weight loss techniques that don’t work, then try this one out. This might be an invasive surgery, but it does not take time to recover. The effects are also extremely positive. Those who have tried the surgery before really saw drastic effects on their body. The side effects are also very minimal.

By following these tricks, it will be easier for you to achieve your desired results. Just be consistent and make sure that you follow all the steps by heart.

Cheap Wedding Decoration Ideas: Use Plants That You Grow At Home

Chances are that you have probably watched one of the big celebrity weddings on TV. From Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, to Beyonce and Jay-Z and even the royal Wedding of William and Kate, were broadcasted through one or multiple channels to the general public, showing off the fantastic decorations and flower arrangements. While almost nobody has enough money to hire multiple wedding planners and showcase the same types of flower arrangements seen at celebrity weddings, at lot can be done even on a small budget. With just a little bit of effort and some tips, you can start growing the plants for your wedding yourself and create a design that is capable of rivaling any celebrity wedding shown on TV.

If you are living in an apartment, condo, townhouse or house without a yard to use for growing your wedding flowers, there is still a lot that can be done. From using the space on your balcony or patio, to doing all of the growing inside of your home with the help of LED plant lights.

Growing your wedding flowers outside

If you are fortunate enough to have a large backyard that you can utilize to grow all of the lilies, tulips and roses that you want to use for your wedding bouquet and decorative arrangements for your reception then make sure that the flowers you are planning on using will bloom at the time of your wedding. Otherwise you will find yourself having flower arrangements that don’t look as well as you had imagined. You can either plan ahead by only using flowers for your decorations that all bloom at the right time or purchase some to add to the ones that you grow in the flowerbeds around your home. That way you will have beautiful flower arrangements that bloom to celebrate your wedding day alongside all of your guests.

Growing your wedding flowers inside

Not having any space outside certainly complicates growing your wedding flowers; however, by no means is it impossible to grow your favorite flowers inside. With just a little help of the cutting edge flower growing technology, that is growing lights of many different lumens, you can begin to grow even the most exotic flowers right in your living room. Even flowers that grow around the equator and require a lot of sunlight which can be a little hard to come by in the middle of your apartment, feel more than comfortable when presented with a strong grow light. You can find a good 90 watt led grow light without having to sell an arm and a leg. This great technology is both affordable when you first purchase it, but also in terms of your light bill that surely will see a little spike when you first start growing your wedding flowers. Grow lights based on LEDs use up significantly less electricity as more conventional grow lights and will help you keep your wedding budget in check.

Wedding Bells

The road to the unity of our hearts has been a fun and exciting journey. From the preparations to the start of the wedding bells, it’s the most unforgettable thing that happened in our lives. From the moment we saw each other’s faces on the aisle to that special kiss and so on and so forth, it will be forever imprinted in our hearts as we start a new life together.

It wasn’t that easy though. The preparations have been tiring for we had to do budgeting on a lot of things. The gown I chose, the shoes, etc. – basically everything a bride needs on her wedding day. We’d go around different shops and stores to find that perfect design and perfect fit to sweep my future husband off his feet. It gets exciting from there.

I remember the day I proposed to my future wife with this engagement ring I bought from my favorite jewelry shop. This gave me the idea to buy our wedding rings from the same shop since we know the owner and we have had good discounts.

We chose our backyard to be the place where our union is to take place. This is because we both like the sound of nature and the look of nature itself. We’d rather get married here than in church. Not because we don’t like to go to church but we want to make it forever remembered and a wedding at our property would cement that.

Cleaning the property was fun, specially doing it with the one you love. We’d experiment on different things like cutting those small trees blocking the perfect location on where to place the aisle. Instead of using primitive tools, we’d rather use power tools such as chainsaws. I needed to get a good chainsaw to spend less time “shaving” the property of surrounding trees since we still have other things worry about. I was able to research on how to do it safely preventing us from having our fingers injured.

Planning the wedding cake has been the most fun for me. Since I love sweets, much to my health-conscious fiancé but thankfully she gave me the choice to choose. Tasting all those options makes my tongue confused, everything just exploded with flavor, but thankfully I was able to choose that seven-layer dark chocolate fondant cake.

We called all the people we know that have been with us and known us more. Our parents and siblings were in a hurry the moment they heard the news. Even both our friends were so excited about what’s going to happen. The invitations flew over the dozens, calling every significant person we know to come to join with us.

Their gowns and dresses were prepared finely. After getting their sizes and their designs, we found the best of the best to make those dresses and suits a reality. Plus we’d always remember our ever cute flower girl walking down the aisle sprinkling the lovely petals for me to walk to.

Lastly, the reception was the best. We had all that great food along with great guests and a great family to further celebrate with us. Every moment has been memorable to the both of us from the throwing of the bouquet to the wearing of the garter. We’ll get to relive the moment over and over again through the pictures taken by our friends and the photographers. Thanks to them, we got a piece of our history.

Remembering our experience in making our dream wedding has been a long but fun ride. Everything’s in place now and we’re about to start our lives together. We felt very elated in our wedding experience and we hope the same for you in the future as well.

Why Travel Insurance is a Must for Honeymooners

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A honeymoon package usually costs a lot. Maybe not as much as the wedding event itself but it still entails an investment of an amount of money for a good cause of engraving lasting memory that the newly married couple can enjoy for many years.

Honeymooning Without Insurance: The Risks

Honeymooning without an insurance coverage is like leaving your comfort zone without your security blanket. Unlike other types of insurance, travel insurance protects you from the unforeseen and the unplanned circumstances, just like what could happen when you are doing an adventure away from home. You can forget about every type of trouble that could hamper the experience of eloping with your loved one in a vacation getaway of a lifetime if you have planned your insurance along with your itinerary. Find out more about the common types of insurance by clicking here.

Travel insurance covers for medical emergencies, last-minute cancellations, flight delays, lost luggage, reservation woes, and many others. It is intended to cover for unfortunate incidents that could happen along the way, protecting you from losing money or spending more just to enjoy the amount of happiness you previously planned out.

Top Honeymoon Getaways

When you already have extensive travel insurance, you can well relax and just savor every moment that you will be spending together as new husband and wife. Honeymooners have elite travel options, depending on the couple’s interests and the size of their budget. Although the company you travel with is far more important than the experience itself, it is definitely worth planning out a honeymoon carefully. You and your partner can only be newlyweds this once, after all.

Luxury Cruise. A cruise is almost like a dream come true for any sort of traveler, more so when you are sharing this journey with the one you love most. Imagine, you will be transported to various points via a cruise ship that’s packed with luxurious amenities.

Extreme Adventure. For the daredevil couples and those who just want to stay active, the romantic setting of doing extreme activities together will definitely etch special memories to celebrate the honeymoon. However, this will only work if both partners are interested on the experiences.

Exclusive Island Getaway. The romantic atmosphere that a secluded island can provide is very much conducive for some quality couple time. Whether it’s in the Maldives or the Caribbean or any regular island nearby, what’s important is that you get to enjoy the spectacular scenery as well as the privilege to have “alone” time with your loved one.

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We Had A Wonderful Wedding, Though Weddings Aren’t Cheap

Our wedding day was simply superb, I can’t think of any other way to describe it. Our family loved the day and our guests had a wonderful time.

I should say however that a wedding isn’t all that cheap. Traditionally a wedding should be thrown by the parents however neither of us had parents who were sufficiently well endowed with money to be able to throw our wedding, so we had to do it ourselves.

And of course we not all that old so we don’t have a lot of money either, so we relied on an installment loan to get us by, from The Installment Loan’s Guide. Fortunately that tided us over and when we added the money from our loan to the money we already had we just managed to cover the costs.

Catering is the biggest cost in a wedding. Everyone has to eat and of course it’s impossible for you to provide the catering yourself, you’ve got plenty of other things to do on the day, like getting married and going on your honeymoon, so you absolutely must get professional catering.

There’s a whole range of things that you need to decide on about the catering. How many courses will you be providing for example? When you have an entree or would you just move guests right onto the main course straight away? How about desert, will you offer a desert?

Of course everyone wants to have a wonderful spread of food but the more courses you have the more expensive the catering gets. And of course we love seafood and we’d love to have a seafood entree for all of our guests however that was really beyond the reach of our budget.

We decided our budget extended to a main course and a desert. It was a relatively simple desert, sticky date pudding, which we love. That was one of the cheaper selections for deserts and as we love sticky date pudding we decided to go with that.

Of course that’s not the only expense. You’ve got to hire the venue which is another expense to consider as well and venue hire is also not cheap. We had almost 50 guests and so we needed a venue that was sufficiently large to cater for all those people together with a dance floor that would allow everyone to dance. We really took our time locating a venue because so many of them were seriously expensive, however we found a lovely little place out of town where we were able to rent a venue at a much lower cost than would have been the case if we were looking for somewhere in the middle of town.

And of course it can’t be just any old venue, you need somewhere that has a little ambience, and luckily this place was loaded with ambience. There were beautiful gardens outside as well, and we took the opportunity to get married in the garden so that we had everybody right there at the venue and all we needed was to move people indoors for the meal.

So we economized a lot but I don’t think anybody really noticed. Certainly the feedback that was had from our friends who were at the wedding is that they had a wonderful way. And they even complimented the sticky date pudding.

We don’t see any point to going broke trying to throw a wedding. It was expensive but not as expensive as it could have been and it won’t take us long to pay back the loan.

Our wedding was a few months ago and we had a wonderful honeymoon. The honeymoon wasn’t all that cheap either but we didn’t go for long and we’ve both been working ever since. Fortunately we are still living at mum and dad’s place and so we are not paying for accommodation so we’ve been able to save most of our earnings and we’ve been paying the loan off as fast as possible.

All in all we are happy with the arrangements we made for our wedding. It was a great wedding day.

Ready, Steady Row

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It’s been said that exercise can calm your nerves. And what better time to stay calm than when planning for and anticipating your wedding. If you want to look super fit and gorgeous on the most momentous day of your life, exercising is a very good option. And speaking of exercise, why not do what Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, did and start rowing? It was her fitness regime before her wedding to Prince William.

Ready to do the same? Then read on and learn about the benefits of rowing.

  1. Good aerobic workout. A rowing machine is of great help to gain overall fitness as the rowing motion engages several muscle groups and helps develop the lower and upper body. As it involves major groups of muscles in your body it raises your heart rate and increases oxygen intake. It has adjustable resistance so you can work up to your target heart rate easily.
  1. Burns calories efficiently. For one hour of use, the rowing machine will help you burn 600 calories more efficiently than any of your other home gym equipment.
  1. Conditions the upper body. You can work those muscles in your upper body – the lats (lower back), the trapezius (upper back) and rhomboids (shoulders). To a lesser extent your abs, your pecs and your biceps will also be doing some work. Your wrists and your hands will be stronger, as you need to maintain a strong grip on the rowing machine’s oars. This will likewise improve your posture, straighten your shoulders and tone your arms, which will show off nicely, whether you are wearing a wedding dress or tuxedo.
  1. Conditions the lower body. You can better endure the long time that you will remain standing on your wedding day through rowing exercises. Rowing gives your lower body a good workout, targeting your quads, as well as your buttocks (glutes) and your calves. A rower with a sliding seat works beautifully for a good workout for your lower body.
  1. Low injury risk. The motions involved in rowing are very natural. They are low impact and the stress on the joints is minimal. The risk of falling, which is high when you are on a stationary bike is minimized because you are seated low on the ground. The correct form while rowing will also minimize strain on the lower back. The proper posture causes your legs to do the work instead.

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Newly Wed? What Business Should I Enter Into?

The economic crisis that we are facing poses lots of threats, particularly for new couples living on two wages and depending on them for survival. One of them is the possibility of being laid off from work, no matter how high your position is. The good news is that it is not something to be afraid of. If you have been kicked out of your job, you still have a lot of options to consider. You can choose from the following: buy a franchise, start a home based business or start a business in sole trading. This article covers the pros and cons of each option.

Buying a Franchise

This is one of the easiest options possible. All you have to do is to buy the franchise at a particular amount and everything is set for you. You just have to find someone to manage the business or you can even run in yourself. The only problem here is that franchise fees can be very expensive, but not all franchises are expensive. Thus, if you have no enough money to risk for a franchise fee, this is not necessarily the best option. However, if you think you have enough savings and you don’t want to start from scratch, you can buy a franchise of your choice.

Home Based Business

This option is perfect if you are tired of trying to beat the hectic traffic. It is also perfect if you wish to take care of your kids and spend more quality time with them. You earn money and at the same time, you don’t miss out on any family affairs. This can be an online business, which are very popular, or an actual shop that is located right in your house. However, since you are starting from scratch, it might be a bit risky and time consuming at first. When the business has taken off, it could make you earn more. If not, then you might have to choose other options.

Sole Trading

This is as stressful as your regular job. You do everything on your own, unless you have enough money to pay for an additional employee. It also comes with all possible business risks. However, if you have years of experiences in the business and you think you can take on the challenge, this option is definitely worth it. You just need to find the right business to start with and the rest will follow. You must also have clear plans so you can steer the business in a way you wanted it to be.

Whatever your decision is at the end of the day as long as you earn well, go ahead and do it. Just remember that every choice has its own risk. Thus, you have to be prepare for it.

Guide to Buying a New Car in Australia for Newlyweds

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When you get married, there is so much to think about other than the wedding itself. It is not wise to spend a fortune on the ceremony when you have a whole lifetime to invest on. You will need to make important purchases so your life together will be comfortable. Soon, it is not just about you and your wife. Kids will come along and providing the basic necessities for the family would become serious business for you as the head.

Since your home purchase may have been decided upon early on before you got down to walk the aisle, we will delve on your car purchase. The second biggest purchase you will make as a couple needs a lot of thinking as well.

If buying a home is tricky, so is buying a new car. There are a lot of factors to consider to ensure that you are making the right move. With various options available, the choices can be pretty overwhelming. Here are some questions you should answer to help you decide:

  • What do you need the car for? As a married couple, you may have a different requirement than when you were both single. Mostly, the vehicle will be used to commute to work. The need for a car that will carry your friends to parties and weekend getaways is secondary. If you cannot afford a big enough car for that, better settle for something that will meet your most important requirement.
  • When are you making the purchase? Timing is crucial in buying a car. Mostly, the end of the year is most ideal, as dealers would be holding discount sales to get rid of the old stocks to make way for a new inventory.
  • What is the car’s resale value? This is not negative thinking. This is about thinking forward. You have to determine the value of your car after it has been used and how many people will want to take it as a used vehicle. That will give you the assurance that you are making a wise purchase.
  • How much can you afford? Your budget will determine the type of car you can buy. Prioritize what you need and what you can afford than what you want. It is advisable that you start at the bottom of your price range so as not to get a monthly payment scheme that’s impossible to manage. Also, get a heads up by researching for car financing packages that are fit for newlyweds.

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How to Prevent a Bad Hair Day

I guess it must have been 1977 or around that time. I did not personally experience the hype around this movie, but many did, and I have seen the movie afterwards. I’m talking here about the movie Saturday Night Fever, starring no one less than a very young John Travolta.

In that movie, which is mainly about dancing, friendship, and relationships, there is one scene that stuck with me for a long time.

It’s where John’s father gives him a slap on the head, and the only thing John can say is “don’t touch the hair“. I loved that movie and that passage.

I’m writing this piece because I would like to tell you how you could avoid a bad hair day, typically when it’s an important day like your wedding (or any other important day for that manner).

Getting the Right Hair Cut

This may seem like an open door, but getting the right hair cut lies at the root of avoiding a bad hair day. Now most people (typically women, but this also works for men) will get their hair cut and done the day before their wedding.

Don’t do this. For some reason it takes about a week for your hair to recover from your hairdresser, and take its own natural shape back again.

My advice is to go one week before your wedding (or other significant event) and get your hair cut. This way you can be sure your hair will have its natural look back, but than nicely cut and or trimmed.

Using the Right Shampoo & Conditioner

How many people do you know that still buy the $2 shampoo at their local supermarket? You have to be kidding. On a day like your wedding you want to look your best, and your hair is part of that as well.

Getting your hair in shape takes a good product. If you want more volume added to your hair the $2 shampoo won’t do it. You really need to invest in something of a higher quality. Yes, it will cost you a bit more, but you will see the results, promise!

While you’re at it, not all shampoos are created equal. My personal preference is a shampoo that is free of sulfates. These types of shampoos do much less damage to your hair than the ordinary one’s.

Keep into account that those sulfate free shampoos will produce less foam. So you don’t have to use more of it. It will clean your hair, but it just won’t foam that much.

Putting it all Together

What I did on my wedding day is only go to my hairdresser to put my hair just the way I liked it.

I had gone to him to get my hair cut the week before, and two days before my wedding I had washed my hair for the last time (this ensures your natural scalp oils will have re-established themselves again, giving your hair more firmness).

The only thing that had to be done in the morning of my wedding day is to go to my hairdresser, he put it all into place, and I was out of there in 15 minutes. No stress what so ever.