Top 5 Wedding Favors and WhyWritten by Dion Semeniuk
WHAT ARE THE TOP FIVE WEDDING FAVORS AND WHY?
At most weddings, bride and groom will offer some type of small memento as a note of appreciation to family and friends, more commonly known as wedding favors. As you will discover in this article, type of favors are widely varied but there are some that are considered better choices than others. Remember, wedding favors do not have to be expensive. In fact, this type of gift can be something homemade. If you want to go all out, that is certainly fine, but it is also not necessary. The focus of wedding favor is to let people know you are grateful for their assistance with your wedding and/or reception or that you are just honored they showed up. To help you get started, we have provided you with top five wedding favors.
One of most popular types of wedding favor is food, simply because most people love to eat. A wonderful option that is easy and inexpensive to make would be to purchase small black favor boxes and then line them with white tissue paper. Place Oreo cookies or dark chocolate covered peanuts inside and then tie box off with white and red ribbon. Watch everyone enjoy beautiful box but even more, delicious goodies inside. This is a very nice choice for both informal and formal weddings.
The second of top five wedding favors is a fresh plant or flower seeds. With this, you can get as creative as you want. A couple of ideas that work very nice is placing a miniature plant or cacti in a small terra cotta planter. To make this more personalized, women (and men) in wedding party could get together for lunch to embellish pots with ribbon, craft paint, lace, and so on. You could also choose a simple glass container, add three different seed packages, and punch a hole through upper corner of all three to tie together with ribbon. These are appreciated because once planted, they are a constant reminder of your cherished event.
Love Relationships: Focusing on What went RightWritten by C. Bailey-Lloyd/LadyCamelot
What's all Hype about Love Relationships, Anyway?
Love relationships are not what they're cracked up to be. They take real effort -- things like: admiration, commitment, dedication, devotion, forgiveness, encouragement, strength, inspiration, motivation, understanding, compassion, hope, desire, steadfastness, and so much more. What people don't realize (when they enter relationships) is love, though a beautiful thing, takes honest-to-goodness work -- on both ends.
If one can imagine two halves of an element - one side cannot function properly without other; thus, it takes two halves to form a whole system of energy. A good example of what can transpire (in scientific terms), is splitting of an atom. So long as neutrons are coupled with protons, atom is complementary...peaceful. In other words, two halves make a harmonious whole. When separated, atom becomes volatile, explosive and lethal. It is this combination that acts in accordance to each other. This analogy is a perfect example of what love relationships are supposed to accomplish. (1 person + 1 person = 1 Whole.) Two persons, in love, enter into a "whole" relationship.
What is often misconstrued is how effectively two individuals are driven to work together. The initial notion is that, in a love relationship, each is to supply 50% to achieve 100%. This assumption could not be further from truth. In love relationships, individual partners must contribute one-hundred percent to one another. There is no 50/50, 70/30, 0/100...only 100/100.
If we think in terms of jobs or school tests -- when we give only 50 percent, then we're obviously failing miserably at our job or in school. If we give 70 percent, we're just holding our heads above water, but we're not truly happy. But if both partners give 100 percent, they're passing with flying colors...they find peaceful contentment and can reap rewards of what a love relationship is supposed to be. Any goal, even in love, can be reached when we commit ourselves to giving our all.
Love relationships are a growing experience, and longer we are committed to our partner, more changes and growth will occur over time. How we adapt to those changes and growth (with our own response mechanisms) is entirely up to us.