Planning the Perfect Wedding Gift ListWritten by H Porter
Considerations for a gift list - what should you be focussing on?
With society changing so are ages of people getting married, this means that there are now many stages when you may or may not need things. Our quick guide should help you work out which type of gift list bridge or groom you are and some pointers on where to focus your list...
1) Require basics - just starting out in every-way When it comes to a dinner service or cutlery make sure you get enough either 6 or 8 place setting - remember there is nothing worse than getting a set and unable to add to it!
2) Want to upgrade our basics to worthwhile collection - Common amongst couples who have not lived together and have combined possessions Some items in outdoor lifestyle area may apply here, perhaps planters, lanterns, chrome garden heaters, decking set & barbecues.
3) The couple who have everything - Common around couples in their mid to late 30's who have been living together for a while Gift experience vouchers are perfect, these are things you would never buy for yourself such as a champagne balloon flight, driving a fast car or scuba diving lessons?
4) Starting Over - The Gift list for those who have been married before Although you may not want to Guests will still want to buy you a gift, so if you want to avoid a range of uncoordinated presents you should think about a gift list.
Top 5 tips 1) About a third of your list should be under £25, with large sets broken up so you can allow a few people to purchase items 2) Quality is better than quantity - focus on a few areas and then you are sure to get everything you ideally want 3) Shop around, there are a range of gift lists amke sure you work with a company who have an online channel it makes it much simpler to administer 4) Sets are great but try and choose ones which are not limited editions so you can add to your collection 5) Dont' get greedy, your guests will see it a mile off!
Influence of Astrology in Indian MarriagesWritten by Priya Dave
Astrology is considered to be oldest of all sciences, which studies effects of planetary positions and movements on our lives. Indian Astrology is an integral aspect of Vedic literature (Vedic Astrology) and was practiced over years by Indian sages and passed on to their disciples. In olden days, kings would depend on astrology to determine right and auspicious time before embarking on any new and important initiatives. Ages later, today, we still find strong influence of astrology in our day-to-day life. Any major event in life, whether it is marriage, buying a car, buying a house, or even entering a new house, is undertaken only after consulting astrologer for an auspicious time.
Astrology is in-depth science with multiple widespread branches. It is used to create birth or natal charts (Jathaka / Janampatri) based on time, date and place of birth, to answer any specific questions ‘Prashnas’, to find auspicious time and day called ‘Muhurtha’. While all of these aspects of astrology are well in use today, one of most popular one is creation of Jathaka’s and matching of Jathaka’s for marriages. Marriage is an important aspect of life. In India, when a child is born, exact place, date and time is documented and when child grows older his/her natal chart is created based on this birth data. When child attains marriageable age, his/her natal chart is matched with those of prospective brides and grooms to find an astrologically compatible match. This is an age-old tradition, which is practiced with equal fervor even in this tech-savvy, net-savvy age.