Stories Of Successful Couples

January 4, 2014

Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the ‘secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship.’ img1 Kevin responded, ‘I married a wonderful woman and made the commitment to apply myself to the relationship with the same energy that I place into other important areas of my life: school, work, health, friendships. I dint want to be casual about the relationship nor take it for granted. My partner has pretty much done the same thing. Consequently, we make a great team. I cant imagine being without her. ‘ Highly successful couples like Kevin and his wife know that making the relationship a top priority is vital. They dont allow it to derail. They know the ingredients that are necessary to keep each other content, happy, healthy and satisfied. To put it simply, philosopher Paul Tillich observed, ‘Any deep relationship to another human being requires watchfulness and nourishment.

One couple, after being married for 30 years, decided they would both return to university for masters degrees in liberal arts. ‘It took us nearly five years. We had a great time being in class together, studying together, reading together. The program allowed us to expand our horizons as we took courses in religion, politics, literature, history, foreign policy. We even persuaded one professor to let us write a paper together: joint authors!’ Partners in successful couples play to each others strengths and interests. If one partner becomes more health conscious, the other joins. If one partner takes up a new activity, the other partner becomes supportive and involved. The end result is a stronger emotional bond and a deeper love. So listen up: Here are the some secrets of highly successful couples follows:

  • Successful couples enjoy each other.
  • Successful couples fight skillfully.
  • Successful couples seek and offer forgiveness.
  • Successful couples are in it for the long haul.
  • Successful couples learn and grow together.
  • Successful couples adhere to the 60/40 rule.
  • Successful couples have shared values.

Poet Robert Browning put the secret to successful couples in a nutshell when he wrote, ‘Success in marriage is more than finding the right person,It is being the right person.’img2 Of Course everyone has their own story ,make your story more special by sharing it through invity.com . By that you can surprise your spouse by gifting a wedding website which tells your stories, gratitude, promise and more . Its time to announce your wedding to your friends and family through online. ‘

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North Indian Wedding

July 17, 2013

Indian wedding is all about 3GsGLITZ, GLAM and GIFTS. Indian Weddings with all their grandeur and magnificence have attracted so many foreigners who consider getting married in India. One another reason for them choose India as wedding destination is because of their loyalty to customs and traditions. North Indian wedding traditions follow many rites, customs and rituals performed on the wedding. The traditional north Indian weddings takes place at the bride’s wedding. There are many pre-wedding and post-wedding ceremonies as well. Its a 3 to 5 day affair of music, dance, rituals, decorations and variety of sweets.

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The first and foremost is the Engagement function. On the auspicious day of the wedding, the bride’s father treats the groom to yogurt and honey and graciously welcomes him into the household. One of the most important of North Indian wedding traditions is the exchanging of garlands, commonly referred to as the Jaimala ceremony and is symbolic of accepting one another.

The mantras and the seven promises made to the life partner (and of-course many unsaid promises too) in front of seeking the blessings of elderly and in the presence of near and dear ones, give a strong sense of attachment and a special feeling for this new relationship.

The North Indian wedding includes many rituals and we would see about them.

The first in the pre-wedding celebrations comes the ‘Sangeet Ceremony’. This ceremony is full of dance and dance only. Round the clock the music goes on and on. They also have a segment called ‘Geet’ in which folk songs related to marriage were sung. Then comes the mehendi function. The bride is graced with mehendi in her hands and feet. People gather also enjoy appling mehendi on their hands.

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Its ‘Haldi’ time now, in this ceremony the bride is made to apply turmeric paste. In olden days it has been done from 10 to 15 days before marriage.

And now the wedding celebration starts. All gathers at the bride’s house and the bride’s father performs the pooja for the event ‘ DWAR POOJA’ landing up on a thilak on Groom’s Forehead and touching his feet. For an Indian bride, especially the north Indian bride, the favored bridal outfit is lehenga – a combination of long skirt (lehenga), blouse (choli) and stole (dupatta). Very soon the bride, dressed gracefully would be taken to the groom for the most awaited rites.

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They were allowed to exchange garlands and go-around the fire. And that’s it they are married now.The groom gives the bride sindoor on her head and the people gathered bless these couples with the sacred rice and flowers. Enjoy sharing your sweet memories via Invity.com and feel the essence of a happy wedding occasion.

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North Indian Wedding

Indian wedding is all about 3GsGLITZ, GLAM and GIFTS. Indian Weddings with all their grandeur and magnificence have attracted so many foreigners who consider getting married in India. One another reason for them choose India as wedding destination is because of their loyalty to customs and traditions. North Indian wedding traditions follow many rites, customs and rituals performed on the wedding. The traditional north Indian weddings takes place at the bride’s wedding. There are many pre-wedding and post-wedding ceremonies as well. Its a 3 to 5 day affair of music, dance, rituals, decorations and variety of sweets.

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The first and foremost is the Engagement function. On the auspicious day of the wedding, the bride’s father treats the groom to yogurt and honey and graciously welcomes him into the household. One of the most important of North Indian wedding traditions is the exchanging of garlands, commonly referred to as the Jaimala ceremony and is symbolic of accepting one another.

The mantras and the seven promises made to the life partner (and of-course many unsaid promises too) in front of seeking the blessings of elderly and in the presence of near and dear ones, give a strong sense of attachment and a special feeling for this new relationship.

The North Indian wedding includes many rituals and we would see about them.

The first in the pre-wedding celebrations comes the ‘Sangeet Ceremony’. This ceremony is full of dance and dance only. Round the clock the music goes on and on. They also have a segment called ‘Geet’ in which folk songs related to marriage were sung. Then comes the mehendi function. The bride is graced with mehendi in her hands and feet. People gather also enjoy appling mehendi on their hands.

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Its ‘Haldi’ time now, in this ceremony the bride is made to apply turmeric paste. In olden days it has been done from 10 to 15 days before marriage.

And now the wedding celebration starts. All gathers at the bride’s house and the bride’s father performs the pooja for the event ‘ DWAR POOJA’ landing up on a thilak on Groom’s Forehead and touching his feet. For an Indian bride, especially the north Indian bride, the favored bridal outfit is lehenga – a combination of long skirt (lehenga), blouse (choli) and stole (dupatta). Very soon the bride, dressed gracefully would be taken to the groom for the most awaited rites.

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They were allowed to exchange garlands and go-around the fire. And that’s it they are married now.The groom gives the bride sindoor on her head and the people gathered bless these couples with the sacred rice and flowers. Enjoy sharing your sweet memories via Invity.com and feel the essence of a happy wedding occasion.

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Cuisines For Wedding

Good food is an important aspect of any wedding ceremony. Apart from their lavish decor and pomp celebrations, Indian weddings are known for their sumptuous food. Cuisines of wedding have changed a lot with the change of time. Continental dishes have received immense importance in todays wedding feasts. Wedding parties are coming up with newer and innovative ideas to make the day special, enjoying and memorable for the newly wed couple. Theme parties along with theme cuisines are the trend of todays weddings.

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The cuisines vary from region to region. Lets see few interesting facts about Indian Wedding. The food is served as a buffet service , or will it be a table service with a set meal for everyone. The Indian wedding feast usually commences with appetizers, which are served before the main meal is served. It can comprise of traditional starter meals of the specific region the couple belongs to. In some regional weddings, drinks are also served. At times, there are even separate counters or stalls for beverages.

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Most wedding offers a soup in their menus. Salads of different kinds add a good balance to the food served in a buffet-style setting. Then the menu has a number dishes in each category like sweets, savory, tiffin, rice , gravy and so many based on the region. Rice, bread, and Indian rotis are all a must. Then come the accompaniments like different gravies. Some like to throw in a bit of different cuisines like Chinese, Italian, Thai etc. The main course meal is strictly in accordance with the culture and region of the couple. The meal is the heaviest and grandest of all and showcases the best delicacies of any cuisine.

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And now its dessert time. A small section of the buffet table can be dedicated to desserts if you like. In foreign countries desserts like tiramisu, cheesecakes and fresh fruit mousses are served to their guests.

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In Indian weddings, desserts are served to ease the spicy and tingling taste of the meal. Mostly it could be some sweets or fruits served with ice creams.

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Here are some Important fact about few other regional foody customs. Best of all, there’s often a traditional significance to the foods served. Some of the international wedding cuisines includes some of the forthcoming regional delicacies. In England the fruit cake is famous and served at wedding. Some preserve the upper part of the cake till their first anniversary. Greece has a custom of cutting a sourdough bread over the bride and groom’s head, the ritual represents the bride and groom’s equal ability to be strong during life’s inevitable challenges. Then in Italy, there is a tradition where the bride and groom are allowed to serve ‘Jordan Almonds’ to the guests. Each almond represents a wish for the new couple: good health, prosperity, happiness, longevity, and fertility. Similarly there are so many to speak about. Share your ideas on cuisines through Invity.com and get some suggestions from your dear ones. Also try to find the cuisine experts from www.invity.com/vendor/

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Wedding Decoration – Some Facts

As far as any nation is considered, weddings are the most wonderful and important occasion in anybody’s life even without the decorations and bling, though most brides deeply desire a beautifully decorated wedding and reception.

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However, stress over the wedding decorating budget can ruin even the most perfect relationship. There are too many trouble-free ideas where you can plan for a perfect wedding ambiance. Share your ideas via Invity.com with your close ones and get their suggestions. Also you can post the pictures to know their interest on the preparations. These wedding ideas can help you plan better and still have some money left over for the honeymoon. The best way to save on wedding decorations is to pick a fabulous location. If you can get outside of the city, you may can save some thousands.

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Here are few ideas, the first and foremost is creating a perfect wedding atmosphere. Inspire your guests with rich colors, simple lines, seating arrangements, pops of sparkle and a airy place. Indian weddings often use bold colors mixed with modern simplicity to create a unique style. Then next is to allow the design aesthetic to flow continuously from floor to ceiling with accents that fill the room.

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Adding accents like candles , centerpieces and decorative figurines can tie the whole room together. Last but not the least, its important to concentrate on every little detail. Create continuity throughout the entire event space.

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Wedding car decoration is an important part of Indian wedding. The importance of wedding car decoration came into being because as per traditional customs the groom used to arrive at the marriage venue on a decorated horse / horse carriage. Even today this system is very popular and followed in most Indian cultures. Wedding car decoration in India primarily involves a lot of floral arrangements and accessories like ribbons and satin . The Wedding car is also used after the marriage rituals is over to take the bride to her new home. This ceremony is known as Vidaai, where the girl bids farewell to her own family and is ready to start the journey of her married life. The groom and bride generally sit on the rear seat and the wedding car is preferably driven by a relative or family friend. Sometimes the wedding car is also given as a gift by the parents and family members to the newly married couple.
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Decorating a Wedding car involves lot of skill and tact as one has to be careful about avoiding any damage to the car and it is therefore best done by professional. It is advisable to have adequate knowledge before proceeding for the decorations. You can find quite a large number of ideas by surfing on the following link www.invity.com/vendor .

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Tips to Entertain Guests on Wedding

Category: Wedding Secrets

There is one unfortunate situation that happens at most of the perfect wedding receptions. People spend out tons of money on music, food and flowers, only to have the guests eat and run well before the party is over. This might not seem like much of a catastrophe until you realize that only a handful of people remain to toss rice at the happy couple. It’s absolutely possible to keep your reception hopping until the last part is over. All you need is a little bit of planning expertise and some creative ideas.

And now we are going to focus on some of the unnoticed part of wedding, its about the wedding entertainment. So, to help you plan the ultimate wedding entertainment, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to entertain guests at a wedding. Here we go:

  • Make sure your guests know the schedule for your day and are aware of whats going on, and when. Share the necessary information using your online wedding invitation like Invity.com. Invity helps you to frequently get in-touch with your invitees about the preparations. You can also find a plenty of below listed entertaining professionals in www.Invity.com/vendor .
  • Feeding people will definitely keep them entertained and having a great time! They literally have a chef at the station and you go up and get a personalized dish!  Similarly, you can have some more petite live eatable counters to feed the guests.
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Royal Treat

  • Hiring some professional entertainers for live music or something like magician would be perfect too.
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Live Music

  • Arrange some photo booth, which are very commonly found in christian weddings.
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Photo Booth

  • Nobody can honestly say that they dont like games! Also, if youve got kids joining you at your reception make sure youve got lots for them to do too! It will make the night a lot quieter for everyone, and their parents are sure to appreciate it! Here are some of the options for games.

1. Wedding Lawn Games:

You can hire an organiser, to manage all these games. Play games like corn toss’ or some other games.

Lawn Games

Lawn Games

2. Hire a Silhouette or tattoo Artist

Hire a silhouette artist to create silhouette drawings for guests! This doubles as a unique wedding favor, too! Or, have guests paste them into a book with their names written underneath. What a unique twist on a traditional guest book!

3. Plenty of Dancing

Make sure you have ample dance floor space and excellent music playing all night longguests will surely enjoy it! Best of all, make sure you and your groom are out there dancing, too. Its the best way to keep the party going!

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Dance

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Go Green in Wedding

Let’s talk about how to save trees and use a materials that benefits and keeping environment clean.

We can stop using paper cups and start using cups, plates, and spoons or we can use recyclable and reusable items which can be used which save the longevity of lot of people as they breathe a good air.

The technology is also helping us a lot to Go Green and save trees. Instead of using wedding cards to invite peoples, it helps to invite people online. We can create online invitation using websites like www.invity.com and invitations can be also be printed in the 100% recycled paper products.

Avoid throwing trashes and have a habit of throwing it in the dust bin which makes the environment eco-friendly. In Parties and functions we can use the same cups by writing the name in the cup to drink water instead of taking new cups every time.

We can also start using the cups and plates that are made of corn which is an eco-frindly products and the decorative article which are used and thrown away can be reused for a small functions.

In the weddings we can use the digital photographs instead of albums and can store the photos in the CD’s or any other devices.

We can use we can use the organic stuffs or seasoned flowers for decorative items.

Always plan your weddings in a low budget and mainly try to avoid over arrangements by using the RSVP features provided in www.invity.com wedding site.

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Inter Religious Marriage

February 1, 2013

Hi All, I am back again and this week i wanted to pen down my thoughts about inter religious marriages. It is where two people marry from different community or culture. This is common in western countries but in India it was consider as an offense. Today it has become common and its being welcomed by the societies.

But the questions is “Are the inter religious marriages lasting?”

I Know a Tamil Brahmin boy married to a Malayalam Christian girl. Their Wedding celebration itself was different. They had an Arya Samaj style like wedding in the morning and in the evening it was like a Christian type reception. Both are leading a success life till today.

But the success rate of inter caste marriage is very less and the percentage of divorce cases is high. This is because two people come from different culture and adapting to a different culture is a challenging job. Winning this challenge is where one saves their marriage and when one gives up for their family they succeed in their marriage.

My Thought on to hold these marriages is two people should understand not only the other character but also about their culture and their way of living before getting married, so that binding between them will be strong and the marriage holds forever.

To conclude we should welcome these kinds of community changes in our country.

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Indian Marriage

Its been my interest to write about Indian Marriage and at last i got a chance to pen down my thoughts about general Indian Marriage.

An Indian Marriage is generally not only bringing two people together but merging two families together. There are lots of Marriage customs in India like North Indian Wedding, South Indian Wedding, Hindu Wedding, Christian Wedding, Muslim Wedding and the list goes on.

In India much importance is given to Marriage and in some customs Marriage will happen for more than a day. They have lots of rituals before and after the wedding. The bride and grooms parents will exchange new dresses as a ritual. Even in a cross-cultural Indian Marriage, the Marriage will take place in both styles.

Even before the bride and the groom are selected some people book the Marriage Halls in advance because getting Marriage halls is not that easy for a Marriage. People usually have to wait at least for 6 months to get a Marriage hall. The close relatives will be present a week before the Marriage and plan for the Marriage, the costumes they like to wear and the hair styles and the many to add to the preparation list. The relatives also try to find bride or groom for their boy or girl in the appropriate age to get married. Many people seek this as a chance to meet the other relatives as they may be living in different city.

On Whole Indian Marriage is a mixture of fun, emotions, sentiments, rituals and merging of two families and two souls as one.

Naren.G

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Dhoni’s Wedding Panache

July 7, 2010

The speed at which Dhoni married his childhood friend Sakshi Rawat was faster than the cricket ball which travels out of the stadium when he hit.  He wore a blue ‘sherwani’ which was designed by Narendra Kumar. His bride was wearing brocade lehenga designed by Sabyasachi. Do you know what he is going to wear for his reception, hear it from the designer  “Dhoni’s reception outfit is a black silk wool suit with narrow lapels, made keeping in mind that he wanted a sober ensemble. The fabric has a bit of shine and the trousers are slim fitted.” No one know when is his reception as he is on-duty for next 30days in Srilanka.

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