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Does it take guts to travel? Almost everyone says they dream of traveling; they want to see exotic locations, take a break from their everyday lives, and get a change of scenery. So, what keeps people from doing it more often? There are a million travel excuses that keep people from living their dreams. Here are just a few excuses, with some very practical solutions:
1. It’s too expensive
Yes, it costs money to travel. But everything costs money! It’s all about priorities. If you make it your goal to take a trip this year, you can save a lot more money than you think just by not eating out as often, or not buying as many unnecessary personal items. Online tools make it easier than ever to compare pricing, and get the best deals. In addition, a travel agent is an expert at planning your perfect trip for your perfect budget – consider hiring one.
2. I’ll do it next year
Procrastination is always our worst enemy. It works well when we have an unpleasant task, like cleaning the windows. But travel isn’t a chore, it’s an experience! If you leave it for tomorrow, pretty soon years will have gone by and you’ll be wishing you could turn back the clock to do all the things you wanted to.
3. I don’t have the time
Everybody is busy, and often it feels like we barely have the time to call an old friend. That’s why if you’re serious about traveling, you can’t wait until your life dies down – you have to make time for it! The people in your life (coworkers, family, friends) will be so happy for you. They know you need a break, and they can’t wait to see all the beautiful photos you take.
4. I don’t speak the language
Maybe this is the perfect time to learn! In all seriousness, you will definitely not become fluent in Spanish during your two-week stay in Spain, but if you try, you will probably pick up enough to get by. This excuse is more about a fear of the unknown. New places can be scary, but if you do your research, go prepared, and open yourself up to new experiences, you’ll be so much better for it.
A winter wedding can be so romantic and beautiful, but also very tricky. Especially in the month of December. After all, your client’s December wedding is in competition with the fabulous holiday parties that seem to take place nearly every weekend of the month. With all of these festivities, how do you make your event stand out? Read on for some winter wedding ideas.
Don’t overdo it
It’s always tempting to go overboard at this time of year with the holiday theme. Reds and greens, holly and poinsettias are certainly beautiful, but are a bit overdone during December. What’s more, they might make your event seem more like a shopping mall than a classy affair. Instead, choose a more unique winter palette, like silver and blue, or plum and white.
Wedding dresses are not always weather-friendly. Strapless, backless, and sleeveless garments are stunning, but not always appropriate for the cold. After all, goose bumps don’t make very nice accessories. Thankfully, sleeved wedding dresses have been making a big comeback, so it’s now a lot easier (and trendier) for brides to cover up. If your bride still wants to go sleeveless, a classic faux-fur stole or cape is the perfect way to keep warm during chilly outdoor photo sessions.
Light up the night
At a time of year when fresh flowers are scarce (and expensive!), a creative planner can come up with some creative decor. Nothing says warmth and romance better than candles, so don’t be afraid to put them everywhere! In lieu of flowers, winter arrangements made from branches, evergreen, and pinecones really capture the simplicity of the season, while still keeping the budget low.
Root vegetables are all the rage in the winter months. Delicious, hearty, and comforting, they make the perfect soup or side vegetable for your guests. What better way to warm up? When it comes to winter treats, s’mores have been growing in popularity at weddings this season, so why not enjoy this fun and yummy trend as well?
On the beverage side, this time of year really lets you offer some interesting drink options. Mulled wines and ciders are always a hit. And don’t be afraid to go on the sweet side with hot chocolate and egg nog. Come to think of it, the best part of winter weddings may just be the food!