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Romantic Anniversary Gift Ideas

Anniversaries are a wonderful time to pause from the busyness of life and reflect on how far you’ve come as a couple. They truly are a reason to celebrate your love and commitment to each other, so it makes sense that you want the day to be memorable and your anniversary gift something thoughtful. So guys and gals, if you’ve run out of time or need some creative inspiration read on . . . image from 1) On a budget and out of time Pack a cooler with some picnic food, grab a blanket, and bring your iPhone for some tunes. If you know what your love’s favorite foods/snacks are, start there. If you’re feeling creative express your love with a special creation like a frosted pizookie (a cookie the size of a small pizza!)   with your initials written on it, or prepare toast with chocolate hazelnut Nutella spread and strawberry slices arranged in the shape of a heart. If you have some extra cash you can always pick up something from a favorite coffee shop or restaurant

Wedding Traditions: Is it really bad luck for the groom to see the bride before the wedding?

This tradition appears to originate from the business-like nature of arranged marriages. Arranged marriages were deals made between families with the goal of a father marrying his daughter off to a man who came from a wealthy family. In order to ensure the suitor would not back out of the deal, the couple was not allowed to see each other before the wedding. Some sources we found even suggest the veil was used to conceal the bride’s appearance until vows were exchanged and the deal sealed. Other sources say the wedding veil custom “originated in Rome, when a bride would wear a veil down the aisle to disguise herself from evil spirits who were jealous of her happiness.”(CNN Living). A third source suggests, “The veil originally symbolized the bride's virginity, innocence, and modesty. The veil can be traced back to Roman times when it was a complete head to toe cover (that was later used as her burial shroud!).” (   While the tradition of wearing a veil is