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Rituals are taken forward through generations to celebrate customs and happiness. An Indian wedding is not just about bringing two hearts together but also about the union of the two families. The two families bring with them years of customs and rituals that align the couple with the traditions.

The bride leaves her own house to start her new life with big dreams in her heart. A ritual that denotes such a transition is the bride’s Greh Pravesh, It celebrates the inclusion of the bride into the new family and a new world. The most important part of this world is the new House. The groom escorts the bride into the new house where they look upto a future full of surprises and joy.

The bride and the groom stand tall like a prince and a princess at the main entrance of the house and the groom’s mother performs the ceremony that allows the couple to enter the house. The house decorated like a royal palace. The bride mirroring the look of goddess Lakshmi enters the house as she dips her feet in the alta and steps into the house. With every footstep prosperity and good luck follows her.

6The alley smelled of freshly brewed Turkish Tea and the sky was lit with fireworks when the prince, gazing through the dense fog chanced upon a beautiful and elegant women hence started the story of Danish and Ramsha.

Ramsha, the bride, came home after the wedding, to a welcome worthy for a queen.

In a BMW as her chariot, driven personally by the groom’s brother, she watched breathlessly as the celebrations began.

As the couple entered, an enormous LED screen displayed personalized welcome messages from the groom, Danish’s family. Candles lit up her pathway, as she stepped out of the car.

Dancers performed a special welcome act on hover boards, with pyros in their hands, they made a canopy of sparks for the bride to walk under. With the tunes of Bajirao Mastani, the bride was welcomed.

The house was decorated beautifully with Ramsha’s favorite colors and flowers, nothing less than a royal abode. The family rejoiced and danced as a beaming groom welcomed his Princess to her new home.

The house which was specially constructed for the bride, was inaugurated by her by cutting a ceremonial ribbon. Her hand was imprinted on the wall of their palace like house, the stunning magic moment forever froze in time.

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7 Things To Keep In Mind Before Your Pre-Wedding Shoot!

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The next step on the road to getting married, for most modern Indian couples, is a pre-wedding photo shoot. Tell the world that you are going to be hitched with a beautiful photograph (or an album, if you want to).

Pre-wedding photography has taken the wedding scenario by a storm. In the age of social media, more and more couples are choosing to attach a picture to their ‘status update’. But a photo shoot can be confusing and without a proper plan, this endeavor can end in a disaster. Here are 7 things you must keep in mind before your pre-wedding photo shoot:

1. Budget

Firstly, and most importantly, figure out your budget. On one end of the spectrum you can hire ace photographers and hire exquisite hotels to shoot in. You can even go abroad to exotic locations like Dubai and make your pre-wedding shoot an extravagant affair. On the other hand you can choose to go minimalistic and have DIY photo-shoot with help from a few friends.

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Ajit Nair and Karuna Ohri got help from a friend to pull of their heart warming pre-wedding photo shoot.
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Sumit and Minushka chose to shoot with Plush Affairs, in the scenic setting of Hideout.

 

2. Theme

As more and more couples all over India are announcing the joy of their imminent nuptials to the world at large with a photo shoot, a lot more thought is being put into the theme with which they chose to tell their story. If you are a gym freak, then work-out can be incorporated into the shoot. If you are in love with Bollywood, recreate scenes from your favorite movies. Let your imagination run wild!

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Akash and Prerana opted for a fun filled theme to tell their story.

 

3. Location

Location helps add a dash character to your pre-wedding photo shoot. Now you can choose to go to a historical monument or hire a hotel or even go back to the scene of crime (a place of some significant emotional significance to the couple in question).

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A picturesque setting immediately elevates the shoot to an enchanting level.
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Nishant and Jyotpriya’s photo shoot looked fresh and earthly, set in the lap of nature

 

 

4. Outfits

The couple can adorn themselves with bespoke Manish Malhotra attire or wear their family heirlooms. They may even rent out clothes for this occasion.

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Minar and Jaya looked stunning in their exquisite attire.

 

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On the other hand they may chose to “chill” and have fun in the sun, wearing summer clothes, floppy hats and flip-flops.

5. Props

Every marriage is a journey, try adding a ride to your photo shoot to bring highlight to joyous voyage that you and your partner are about to embark on.

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Neeti and Tarun chose to hop on a bike and announce their wedding date to the world

Similarly, a number of props can be incorporated in the photo shoot to add a little element of fun to it. The high school sweet hearts could play around with books. Balloons are another way to float away to the highest of heavens.

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Flowers can create a very romantic mood for the photo-shoot

 

6. Photographer

With the pre-wedding shoot becoming a norm, many veterans of wedding photography have entered this arena. Choose the right photographer who will do amazing photo-shoots with display great technical skills. The couple may go for a multi-location shoot spread out over a couple of days to capture their story.

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Minar and Jaya looked gorgeous in modern Indian attire, shot by Plush Affair

 

Couples on a budget need not fret either. A friend with a DSLR and a beautiful location is all one needs to create a magical pre-wedding photo shoot.

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Ajit and Karuna posted this with a wonderful caption saying, “She promises to never keep me waiting, ever.”

 

7. Timing

If you are shooting in a public place, choose to shoot either early in the morning or late in the evening to get soft light settings. Furthermore, avoid a time when the place is known to be bustling with people who might enter your frame and destroy the perfect picture. Also make sure you have the required permissions.

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A romantic shot is turned into a comical one, as an on-looker comes into the frame.

 

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Image credits: Google, Ramit Batra , NeverVoid Photography and Plush Affairs

Why choose us? #WeddingInVogue

We, at the House of Wedding in Vogue dream of creating a wedding that transcends the ordinary.

The traditions are upheld.

The monotony is broken.

Every ritual, every party, every function is designed to be an affair to remember.

Glitz, glamour and flamboyance driven by intensive planning and hard work, all come together to immortalize this beautiful occasion of your lifelong love at Wedding in Vogue.

So, leave all worries behind and let the team of Wedding in Vogue plan the perfect wedding for you. Let all your desires and dreams be transformed into reality by the creative minds of the team.

Right from booking your venue to taking you to buy your wedding outfit, picking up the perfect caterer to decorating the venue as per your wish, and making the event grander than ever, you have it all under one roof only at – Wedding in Vogue!

A Little About us

Wedding in Vogue is a leading luxury wedding management company which believes i creating memorable experiences out of your wedding.

With the wide array of information available on and offline we offer you a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs and flawless execution to boot. We at WIV are wedding planners, based in Mumbai and Delhi (India), that provide full service, bespoke wedding planning facilities. Our services also extend across India and around the world.

Expertise.

Be it a destination wedding, a luxury wedding, creative conceptualisation or impeccable execution, our rich expertise and in-house resources encompass it all! Being a dedicated wedding planner, we hand-hold through the process of planning your wedding impeccably with utmost detailing.

Passion.

We are passionate about what we do and strive to ensure all celebrations are beyond ordinary. We work with the best in the business industry to ensure your special day is the best one of your life!

Perfection.

With the wide array of information available on and offline we offer you a one-stop shop for all your wedding needs and flawless execution to boot. We at WIV are wedding planners based in Mumbai, India that provide full service, bespoke wedding planning facilities. Our services also extend across India and around the world.

Detailing.

We know that love is in the details. We are committed to ensuring that your personal style comes shining through. Indian weddings are elaborate and vibrant; typically consisting of several functions. Wedding in Vogue can assist with absolutely all wedding planning services, venues and locations, decorations and themes, photography and videography as well as planning your wedding budget. As an experienced wedding planner in India that believes in taking care of the tiniest but ever-so-important aesthetically-driven details, you can be sure that your wedding will be unlike another.

Personalised touch.

Whether you need a little bit of help or a lot, a theme or destination wedding, organization of the overall logistics to the finest details, Wedding in Vogue will work towards making your event a spectacular and elegant affair. We will also save you time and money and most importantly take away all the stress associated with planning your wedding so that you can really enjoy it! As a wedding planner in India, we know how important it is to form a connect not just with you, the couple, but also with your family.

We save your time.

The only thing that might be better than a wedding planner saving you money, is the fact that they save you time. That is exactly what we do! We can line up viewings, trials, and rehearsals at the drop of a hat, and all you will need to do is show up and make the decisions. We can also help you to make hard decisions or suggest colors and themes when you are stumped. Our business is weddings, and the goal is to make yours the best it can be.

You Rule the Roost.

The truth is that we will make all the arrangements and suggestions, the decisions are completely yours to make though. We will flood you with each and every possible options but ultimately it is you who will be deciding what you need. Your wish is our command!

 

Visit http://www.weddinginvogue.com

Call: 9833678833

Instagram: @weddinginvogueofficial

For a successful marriage – Be the man you promised her to be!

You love the way she smiles, each time you look deep in her eyes the clock stops ticking for a while. Her pretty face makes you realize what you have gained and obviously you never want to see her in any pain. So just stop for a moment and ask yourself do her eyes startle each time she gets a glimpse of you? Are your arms the place where she forgets all? Are you being the man you promised her to be?

So get a checklist and start marking down as we bring out to you the Dos & Dont’s of being the man of her dreams.

 

Cook for her more often

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It does no good sitting in front of the idiot box and waiting for your lady to bring out the food. A so called ‘loving husband’ may argue that ‘I love watching her cook each evening. Looking won’t do it all. Get yourself in that apron and surprise her with a fabulous meal. This surprise is sure to turn out into a romantic one, you cook more often you have more good times together. Even if you are not good at it that genuine effort will surely win her heart again and in case you are a great chef you now how to mark yourself in your report card beside this point.

 

Don’t be over protective

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You bring the world on her feet, you are her superman but one of the stupidest thing you might do is sheltering her from rain that she would love to be in. You should not forget that along with being a wife to you she is an individual who has her own dreams and aspirations. Don’t be that hiccup in the dream instead support and encourage her.

 

Compliment her

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Nothing else will put a prettier smile on her face than a fine compliment. Women like to get compliments every now and then. Now she is your wife and don’t take her for granted, keep the relationship spiced up between you two. This will also make her feel confident about herself and the fire between you two is surely not gonna cool down between you two.

 

Don’t ignore her complaints

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You have a habit that bothers her a lot, you feel she just nags about it the whole time.  That’s exactly the place you really not want to be in if you care about your beloved wife or at least yourself. Its time you seriously look upon the things she does not like you to be in, have a talk with her or else times may come where you two will have to go through a bumpy ride.

 

A Weekend getaway

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You spent all your weekdays away from her, been busy with work, a long time since you held her in her arms. A surprise weekend getaway for your wife is sure to spice things up between you two. This getaway can also be a chance to work out things between the two of you if somethings have been off for a while. Your wife will realize that you love spending time with her and not just sitting around the bar crashing with your guys.

 

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There is nothing in this world that can save you from your wife’s mood swings. Though you might not be the prey to this but you will get to feel its wrath in some or the other way. No husband would like to see her queen going through tough times so during times like these try and be a good listener. Do not be a judge instead be an attorney for whom his client (wifey) is always right. Later when she realizes that there was no need for being so crass she will understand that you are the perfect man for her.

 

Don’t leave her out for anything else

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Bahrain – a pearl in the Gulf’s crown. The Perfect destination for your dream wedding.

Bahrain, considered as heaven on earth by many is believed to be like a coconut with a tough exterior but softer from inside, it just needs that effort to break that hard exterior and all the efforts are worth it.

Bahrain has now become a prime ‘wedding destination’ according to the 2016/17 action plan launched by the country’s Tourism and Exhibitions Authority in the year 2016. The plan is aimed at strengthening Bahrain’s tourism sector through fields correlated to the wedding sector.

Along with your wedding, you can also make the most of the breathtaking tourist attractions here! One of them is the not so sophisticated yet having a very striking appeal – the capital city of Manama.

Bahrain is famous for its rich cultural and historical background, something which the people of Bahrain might look back with pride.

There are countless places of ancient architectural wealth which stand with great pride in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and this includes the Forts at Riffa, Arad and the Bahrain fort which is a flawless masterpiece of ancient architecture.

Here are a few hotels which can be the perfect host for your dream destination wedding!

1. ART Rotana, Manama, Bahrain

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Elegant and modern, ART Rotana offers an exquisite wedding venue unlike any other to commemorate your most memorable celebration. Rotana’s  Thuraya ballroom welcomes weddings with impeccable style features, private reception area, incredible menu options during your ceremony. The hotel offers 311 Rooms and Suites to accommodate your guests and a beautiful private beach area of 150 meters to bring your dream of an amazing beach wedding to life.

Website: https://www.rotana.com/meetingsandevents/weddings

 

2. Ramada Hotel and Suites, Amwaj Islands

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A well renowned brand with top of the class offering. Be assured to get the best service and ambience for your dream wedding here! Both indoor and outdoor venues are perfect for a memorable wedding reception in Bahrain. Stunning, 5,000 square foot banquet hall venue offers capacity for up to 250 wedding guests. This lavish hotel provides 162 lavish rooms for your guests and an experience not easy to forget.

Website: http://www.ramada-manama-amwaj.com/

 

3. The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain

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Host your dream wedding in the elegant venues and exquisite outdoor setting that make The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain a special place to celebrate your love. From a dazzling Al-Noor ballroom to an outdoor tent set along the sea, their wedding halls in Bahrain are the epitome of wedded bliss. Whatever you have imagined for your most special day will come true here. The hotel orchestrates luxury weddings in beautiful surroundings. Let your wedding day unfold in a magical setting amongst family and friends, where every flower, every morsel, every moment is crafted with attentive detail.

Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/middle-east/bahrain/weddings

 

4. One&Only Seef, Bahrain

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Visualize a world where you are surrounded by sun kissed sandy beaches, azure crystalline lagoons, mysterious tropical rain forests, dazzling corals and spectacular starlit skies which will add stars to you wedding. The hotel offers 172 rooms, suites and villas with panoramic garden, lagoon or ocean views to give your guests a once in a lifetime experience. The hotel also has a grand ballroom that provides accommodation for 350-500 pax which can lavishly host your wedding.

Website: https://www.oneandonlyresorts.com/weddings

 

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Dear Wife, I love you ‘unconditionally’, but …..

There is a story of a man who died and went to heaven to find two signs above two different lines. One sign said: “ALL THOSE MEN WHO HAVE BEEN DOMINATED BY THEIR WIVES, STAND HERE.” That line of men seemed to stretch off through the clouds into infinity.

The second sign read: “ALL THOSE WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN DOMINATED BY THEIR WIVES, STAND HERE.” Underneath the sign stood one man.

He went over to the man, grabbed his arm and said, “What’s the secret, how did you do it? That other line has millions of men and you are the only one standing in this line.”

The man looked around with a puzzled expression and said, “Why, I am not sure I know. My wife just told me to stand here.”

We have all heard jokes about the husband being dominated by the wife but ladies jokes apart your husband might actually be annoyed of some of your habits that you might do just out of love and concern. So just immediately stop any of those habits that might match with the pointers given below.

1. Spooking around everything he does:

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Be it a lone ride on his bike or talking to a friend, always poking around and asking for reasons to everything is surely going to harm the understanding between you two. Everyone needs to have that personal space in their lives. The thought of ‘do jism ek jaan’ thing might not be amusing to all. Try and approach him in a comforting manner and have a good talk which might end up to be a great night. Pinching him for no reason might compel him to hide things just to make things comforting for you.

2. Thinking that your way is the only right way

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You might be good at things but doing something differently is also not wrong. You married the man knowingly that he is a responsible man and can take care of the situation whenever the circumstances are not favorable for you. Just overruling upon your husband’s opinion may first of all annoy him and also in some cases lead him to lose his self-confidence. Have a talk with him on issues that you should both work out together no matter big or small.

3. Telling him that ‘these are just not the right guys to hang out with’

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Remember ladies that your man has friends whom he knows even before he went down for you. Instructing him to stay away from that guy just because he has bad table etiquettes or ‘he knows nothing other than making fun of others’ might not ruin their friendship but might totally give a scratch to your relationship. Your man is mature enough to be in the right set of guys, thats where the trust factor kicks in. He trust upon all his dudes and also expects you to have the same trust from you towards him.

4. Taking your husband to be a mind reader:

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Your husband might fall prey for the fact that all men are perfect mind readers, but sorry to correct you ladies, your husband might be great at making up to you or cheering you up at times you feel low, but please excuse them if they are unable to realize that you wanted a tight hug from him during that last over of the match while you were having a tough time realizing in your mind that you have loads of work upon you lined up for the next day. Do not create an issue just upon this instead what you can do is that have a chat praising him over his cute habits and bringing in something that you expect from him but framing it in a way that he likes. This will surely spice-up things between you too and you never know he might actually turn into a great mind reader. (#ladies never get their facts wrong)

5. Expecting your husband to be the perfect prince charming at all times:

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There is no such thing as a perfect prince charming given that your marriage has its existence in the real world. Instead of focusing on your man’s shortcomings try and recognize the wonderful things about him. “What’s good with that?” your husband might be encouraged to be more of the prince charming you want him to be. Men surely would die for ladies who could see the good across all the bullshit within them.

6. Bringing up issues from the 16th century during a fight:

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You might have a tendency to use the weapon called ‘Don’t you remember what you did that summer evening’ , warning:  summer evening might even refer to that time when you cried for the first time. This weapon is considered to be highly dangerous carrying within it the power of ‘taking the discussion nowhere’. It is requested that this weapon should not be bought to use until it is the end of the world. Ladies you are strictly advised to handle the issue like a sensible person and not like a complete maniac.

 

7. Dishonoring him:

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This might hurt your man from the very core and might affect him severely. Any person in any scenario does not expects disrespect. Getting this from a person whom you swore to live and love your whole life is sure to give out an ever-hurting scar. Be careful of what you speak to you husband even at times you are going through a fight. The fight will be temporary but those harsh words will surely be permanent. Continue reading Dear Wife, I love you ‘unconditionally’, but …..

Gearing up for that crazy whacky Bachelor Party? Here’s how you can do it right! ;-)

Marriage is a pathway through which you enter a whole new life with another person. You plan out on all the nitty-gritties to make this auspicious occasion memorable.

But every groom has to have that one boisterous night where he settles all his demons once and for all.

So men we hand out to you the perfect checklist for your bachelor party which contains all the pointers you need to have a check on before-during-after the party.

1. Don’t do it all by yourself

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You are the star of your wedding, the prince charming with whom the beautiful bride wants to bring all her dreams to life. But never be the lone-wolf to plan out your bachelor party. Always be accompanied by a best friend, your closest brother or your best man in all your bachelor party weddings because your wildest imaginations might not match with the other guys in the gang. It is advisable to always have suggestions and ideas from others for the gig.

 

2. Pick a spot away from the vigilance radar

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By vigilantes we mean the girl gang who always wants to know all what happens in your wild parties. So pick up a spot where the girls least expect you to be and try to keep the info classified though everyone knows the bro code never lets anything out of the circle. A strip club or the local party spot might not be a good pick as it does not gives you complete privacy for the extreme guys who once high create ruckus all around the place. A private villa or a huge private basement behind your grandpa’s mansion could just be the right pick.

 

3. Have your alcohol overstocked:

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You can never get just the right amount of booze for your bachelor party. The gang always has guys who go down with just three shots of the Corona and also the ‘pind kalandar steel da liver’ guys who would stop at nothing as long as the drinks come pouring in. Get 50% more alcohol than you need as a party that runs out of beer is a disaster.  Again, running out of alcohol is very bad, so it is far better to be left with a ton of unused booze.

 

4. The Strippers

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Probably the most important element of the party! If you are planning a bachelor party out of India, find agencies that are trusted for providing good strippers. Ask the agency to provide security for the strippers if you don’t want to be the one dropping them back to the place. The strippers prefer to be high on your booze without paying for it to remove their guilt and self-loathing that they feel by taking their clothes off. So find strippers who might not be too heavy on your pockets. Even though you try your best to find a good agency it is very difficult to find strippers with golden hearts.

 

5. Have control over your mind, heart and also your other parts.

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Its your bachelor party and you have all the rights to go crazy but deep down inside you need to have that sensible element in yourself that you don’t go towards your marriage with a horrific memory of your bachelor party. The stupidest thing that the groom might do is to fall for a stripper or an escort emotionally or in any manner whatsoever! Because remember, it is all about some healthy fun after all!

 

6. Make sure you have a person who is there if you lose control

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If you are the groom you are expected to be in one-piece at all times. So make sure you are with a reliable person who will be able to handle the situation if you are completely out of your senses. The guy could be your best friend or a brother, someone you can always rely upon.

 

7. Have a gap between the party day and your wedding

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It is never a good thing to reach your wedding in a hangover. You might not feel good being the center of attraction and of course the photographs would be awful. Thus, a day before the wedding is definitely not the time to hold your bachelor party. Have a gap of about 4-5 days or more between wedding functions and the bachelor party.

 

8. Happy times do not grow on trees so just go all in

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Bachelor party is surely the event to have the craziest fun and frolics of your lifetime before you are officially a family man. It is not that you will not have good times post-wedding but surely one wants to be unstoppable at their bachelor party. Your friends would expect and might demand something grand from you so don’t hesitate, just spend if something really amuses the guys as it will definitely make the night memorable.

 

9. Never discuss with the opposite sex

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Since this is the time when you settle all your demons for good the bachelor party can has some experiences that might be amazing for you but would not be acceptable by the girl gang. So instead of being taunted by your wife upon ” what all you did at that fu*#all party” be careful not to discuss about the matter with any one from the opposite sex.

And remember the rule – what happens at the Bachelor party stays at the Bachelor party!! 😉

10. Make it memorable for yourself

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Have that one night where all goes upside down. Make some memories that how hard you tried to stand on a beer bottle but later saw your friend getting some glass pieces out of your foot. Have the time of your life, something you’re gonna laugh at  each time you gather around with your buddies. The night is yours go live it because only babies sleep at night.

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