Top 5 Most Expensive Las Vegas Wedding Packages

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Known as “The Marriage Capital of the World” for good reason, most people know that tying the knot in Vegas is one of the fastest and cheapest ways to get married. What most people don’t know, is that Vegas is where you’ll also find some of the most luxurious, extravagant and expensive wedding packages around.

With packages ranging from $39 for a “Desk Wedding” at A Las Vegas Wedding Chapel (the minister literally sits at his desk and marries you!) all the way to the $23,090 Elegant Affair Ceremony package at the Wynn Hotel & Casino, there are literally hundreds of different Vegas wedding packages to choose from.

In case you were wondering what casinos offer the most expensive wedding packages in Vegas, here they are:

1. $23,090 – The Elegant Affair Ceremony at the Wynn Hotel & Casino

When you book the most expensive wedding package in Vegas, you expect to be pampered. The Elegant Affair Ceremony package at the Wynn Hotel & Casino does not disappoint.

After being picked up at the airport by your private chauffeur who will take you to the courthouse to get your marriage license, you’ll be checked in to your extraordinary 2,490 sq ft Wynn Fairway Villa (which features a stunning views of the golf course, a private patio and private massage treatment room) where you’ll stay for two nights.

Getting ready for the big day includes pampering for both the bride and groom. While the groom is enjoying not one, but two rounds of golf with a private caddy, the bride is treated to a pre-wedding day visit to The Salon for an up-do and make-up application and a Spa manicure and pedicure with a paraffin treatment (the Bride returns the next day to The Salon for her wedding day up-do and make-up application). Lest the groom feel left out, the package also includes a hot lather shave and classic manicure from The Salon’s Barbershop for him.

For the actual wedding, couples will enjoy an extravagant floral packages (customized bouquet and boutonniere, as well as eight custom-designed pew arrangements and an aisle runner generously covered in a pathway of delicate rose petals) and two hours in the private bridal salon. An extensive photography and video package rounds out the ceremony highlights.

Other indulgences include a Good Luck Ritual Massage, customized for two in your villa, followed by peppermint foot treatments, moisturizing hand therapies and aromatic scalp treatments.

Additional treats include a lavish “morning tasting” for two served in bed – complete with Italian mimosas, Dinner for two at Alex, plus two glasses of Tete de Cuvee Champagne from Alex’s champagne cart, and Fondue for two in your villa paired with a special bottle of dessert wine. During your stay you’ll also receive two VIP indulgence package tickets to Le Reve.

The extravagant goodie bag includes one bottle of Veuve Clicquot, “La Grande Dame” Rose Champagne, a bottle of Nicolas Feuillatte Premier Cru Brut Champagne and a special wedding gift, two glasses of …

Coolest Breast Cancer Gift – 3 Tips

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Breast cancer poses a serious threat to women (and some men) everywhere. This form of cancer is the most common type among women. It accounts for 1 in 4 cancers diagnosed in women in the United States each year. It can affect women of any age, but incidence rates increase with age. For example, women 75-79 have an incidence rate of about 442 per 100,000 women.

The Challenge of Breast Cancer

If you know someone who has been recently diagnosed with breast cancer or who finds herself in the midst of battling with the disease now, the best thing you can do for her is to offer your support. Breast cancer can really sap a woman physically, mentally and emotionally. While we must leave the physical part of the battle to her doctors and to her own body's natural defenses, we can certainly help uplift her spirits from a mental and emotional perspective.

The Warmth of a Well-Chosen Gift

What is the best way to show one's support for a breast cancer patient? The easiest and cheapest way is with your kind words, either written or stolen. A visit, phone call, or letter can do wonders to let her know you are actively thinking about her on a regular basis.

Another way to show you care is with a well-chosen, thoughtful breast cancer gift. This person is a survivor even as she battles her cancer, and she needs to be made to feel that way. Whether her cancer is currently in remission or is out in full force, your gift can show her that you are supporting her in her battle.

Coolest Breast Cancer Gift – 3 Tips

Here are 3 tips for finding a cool breast cancer gift:

1. Take into account what they are going through: The gift you choose should be sensitive to her current physical condition. While she is no doubt a robust person, her body is currently in a seriously compromised state. She is using all of her physical energy to make it successfully through her treatments while also trying to live her daily life.

That said, be sure to find a gift that takes all of this into account. Even though you may want to encourage her to stay in good shape, for example, a workout video would not be the right choice. However, a video on meditation or guided healing just might do the trick.

2. Think fun and encouragement: Focus your gift choice on something lighthearted and fun. You do not want over-the-top humor, obviously, but something uplifting is a good idea. You may consider this woman to be one of those tough, nothing-gets-me-down type of personalities. But, at this particular juncture in her life, she will greatly appreciate being uplifted by a positive, encouraging gift. Photo albums, a book of poetry, an inspiring novel, and the like are all excellent choices.

3. Focus on her interests: Think about what she normally likes to do in her life. Your gift should draw …

Bookmark Wedding Favors

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Bookmark favorites are a great gift. These gifts are not the colorful paper topped of with matching tassels that are popular in book stores. These elegant bookmarks are made of pewter or resin or even adorned by rhinestones.

Many weddings are built around a theme and bookmark favors are available for almost any theme. If the happy couple loves to play cards, the "Bet On Love 'bookmark favors will make great gifts or party favors for a bridal shower or bachelore party. and Queen of Hearts. They are adorned with a white ribbon with decorative beading. Another version of the poker-themed bookmarks comes in a set of four. The bookmarks are made of chrome and have either hearts, clubs, spades or diamonds at the top Each one is in a deluxe box adorned with a white organza bow.

If you are getting married on the beach or if you just love the surf and sand, seashell bookmark favors will delight your wedding guest. The bookmark has a metal clip topped with a resin sea shell. You can also be seashell bookmark favor in chrome. If you want a delicious gift for bridesmaids or flower girls, you should consider a starfish and shell bookmark with a pewter charm. One side of the charm is a scallop

shell and the other is a starfish. The two are joined by a white organza ribbon. These charms are packaged in a gift box tied with a white organza bow.

If your wedding was centered around a Christian theme, you can purchase a variety of cross-shaped bookmark favors. Crosses come in pink, blue or pewter adorned by rhinestones with a lovely attached ribbon. These bookmark favors come in a deluxe gift box with a matching bow.

A unique bookmark favor is a leather bookmark with a small opening for a photo. These bookmark wedding favors can double as place cards when you place them on the tables at your wedding reception with a "Thank You" message inside. You can also give these as "thank you" gifts to your wedding party with a photo inside that could be a wedding or engagement photo. The bookmarks come in white, burgundy or silver leather with a heart-shaped charm attached.

Calla lily and butterfly bookmarks are an elegant gift or wedding favor. These are chrome with a resin butterfly or calla lily at the top of the clip.

While many couples choose a specified theme, those who do not may want to choose a heart-shaped bookmark favor. These bookmarks come in silver or pewter. You can also buy a metal clip bookmark adorned with a resin heart with three rhinestones.

If you are using bookmark favors as a "thank you" gift for your guests, you can attach a tag that expresses your sentiments to the gift or to the box. Bookmark favorites can express your thanks and your style without taking a big bite out of your wedding budget. Depending on the type of bookmark favor and the quantity …

Beautiful Music For Your Wedding Day

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Music is a must in a wedding. Imagine what a drag your wedding will be if there's no music. Choosing the right music for your wedding day is not that easy. There are millions of songs out there, with different styles and genres to choose from, that you would not even know where to start. For couples who are music lovers, they tend to give huge importance to their song repertoire, and even pick out the songs and music themselves. More often than not, they choose music that have special meaning to them.

For couples having a hard time choosing, to make it easier for you, here's a short compilation of wedding songs that you might want to look into:

I Will Be Here – Stephen Curtis Chapman

Here and Now – Luther Vandross

For You – Kenny Lattimore

Hold Me In Your Arms – Southern Sons

More Than You'll Ever Know – Michael Ruff

Still In Love – Brian McKnight

Spend My Life With You – Eric Benet feat. Tamia

I'll Always Stay In Love This Way – Baron Barbers

For All Of My Life – For Real

From This Moment – Shania Twain

At Last – Etta James

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

Endless Love – Lionel Richie & Diana Ross

Never Thought – Dan Hill

At The Beginning – Richard Marx & Donna Lewis

When I Fall In Love – Celine Dion

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden

Beautiful in My Eyes – Joshua Kadison

All My Life – America

After All Is Said And Done – Beyonce Knowles & Marc Nelson

The Gift – Jim Brickman

Amazed – Lonestar

Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel

The Dance – Garth Brooks

The Rose – Bette Midler

Breathless – Kenny G

The Wedding Song – Kenny G

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

Forever Love – Gary Barlow

Take time to listen to the music and read the lyrics of each of these songs. If you choose to hire a band, be sure that they know how to play your selected songs. If you want, you can also make CD's of your favorite songs as a couple, and give them out as favorites to your guests! Beautiful music will definitely complete your special day, so choose carefully. Make it romantic and timeless. …

Smoked Salmon Gift Basket – Give a Gift They're Love This Holiday Season

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This holiday season, it's likely that you've already decided to give many of the people on your list a gift basket. Easy to design and purchase, they're also inexpensive. The hard part is deciding which type of basket to go with.

The best gift basket for anyone on your list is a smoked salmon gift basket. A great new twist on an old idea, this gift basket is definitely going to be a stand out. Who wants a fruit cake when you could be enjoying the rich, bold flavors of smoked salmon.

Smoked salmon is also a gourmet gift. Who does not love the creamy, rich taste of a slice of smoked salmon? Everyone loves it, but many will not normally buy it for themselves. So surprise your friends with a tasty upscale treat that they crave.

There are a plethora of options for your gift basket! Designed by you to fit the tastes of your friends and family, you can choose from a wide variety of smoked salmon items to really wow them, all of them available online.

A first option is lox, smoked salmon served cold. It has a vibrant red color and a bold, outstanding flavor. Often served with bagels, it will add a new excitement to any Christmas morning breakfast, and is sure to please everyone on your list.

When deciding on lox, you have the choice between wild salmon, good for you and the environment, and farm salmon, a lower cost option. You also have the choice between Alaskan and Atlantic salmon, both with amazing taste and color.

And what about the other products available? There are smoked salmon snacks such as smoked salmon sticks. A great addition to any smoked salmon gift basket, these sticks are easy to pack into a lunch and take on the go. There is also canned smoked salmon, a quick way to prepare an elegant meal.

So when shopping for your next gift basket, choose a smoked salmon gift basket. It's a gift that's sure to surprise and delight anyone. And you and your gift will stand out in the crowd. It's a classy update on a classic gift! …

A Do It Yourself Wedding in New York City For $10,000 Or Less, Is It Possible?

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A do-it-yourself (DIY) wedding in New York City sounds like an oxymoron, but it can be done. There are various ways of complying with that statement above and all for under $10,000. Well, under $10,000. You can still have quite an extravagant wedding, even an over the top wedding for under $10,000 AND in New York. Let me show you how it can be done, including your honeymoon. Now I know you’re thinking that is an impossibility. My husband and I did it and so can you.

It mostly depends on just what it is you want your fantasy day to say and whether or not one thing is the most important item or if you would prefer to have featured several things. For me I wanted the colors of our wedding to be featured, my dress and the water feature for my husband at the reception. At another time I will tell you about my excursions to and from the various locations to secure, just what I wanted for my wedding. Right now, I will give you the nitty-gritty about what I reaped from my excursions.

What if you only wanted one thing to be the major featured item? Of course, it does not have to be just one thing, it can be several, but just so you don’t go crazy, I suggest you choose one to two items rather than a whole slew, but if you want more than that, don’t do any more than five. Most brides start off believing they can do it all and realize within eight to six months of the wedding that they can not. A friend’s help comes in quite handily, after all your really close friends will have asked you all along what they can do to help. At about ten to eight months out from the wedding is the best time to take them up on their offers. I did. More about me later, though. I have a friend who did a wedding with a potluck reception at a very famous church here in Manhattan and even though it was phenomenally delicious, to my idea that was not even the featured item in her wedding. I am getting ahead of myself though.

Her wedding had a committee of three women -the project managers- to help her stay within her budget which was WAY under $10,000. I believe she and her new husband paid no more than $6000 for their entire wedding, which included the reception space in that very same famous church. They did not pay for catering which can be quite pricey when it comes to weddings. In fact, the wedding couple paid nothing for the food at the reception, so plus the cost of the space, If they’d paid for catering it would have run close to the $6000 for their 150 guests. By having a potluck, she paid nothing other than the cost of the hall. The Riverside Church Chapel for me cost $800 (In a previous …

Diwali Gifts

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Diwali (also called Deepavali) the major Hindu usually takes place eighteen days after Dusshera in the month of karthika or ashwin (October/November) colloquially known as the “Festival of Lights,” it symbolises the victory of good over evil, and people traditionally lit lamps and place them around the home, in courtyards, verandahs and gardens as a sign of celebration and hope for mankind. It is celebrated throughout India, as well as in Indian communities throughout the diaspora. Hindus, Jains and Sikhs alike regard it as a celebration of life and use the occasion to strengthen family and social relationships.

As with other Indian festivals, Diwali signifies many different things to people across the country. In north India, Diwali celebrates Rama’s homecoming that is his return to Ayodhya after the defeat of Ravana and his coronation as king; in Gujarat, the festival honors Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth; and in Bengal, it is associated with the goddess Kali. The lighting of the lamps is explained as a material substitute for the light of holy knowledge that was extinguished with Mahavira’s passing. Everywhere, it signifies the renewal of life, and accordingly it is common to wear new clothes on the day of the festival; similarly, it heralds the approach of winter and the beginning of the sowing season. The North Indian business community usually starts their financial new year on Diwali and new account books are opened on this day.

The celebration of Diwali festival is invariably accompanied by the exchange of sweets and the explosion of fireworks. Crackers resound and light up the earth and the sky. The faces of boys and girls flow with a rare charm in their dazzling hues and colors. And all this illumination and fireworks, joy and festivity, is to signify the victory of divine forces over those of wickedness.

However simple these may be, Indusmall excels in providing high quality Diwali gifts that ranges from traditional Indian sweets like kaju sweets, cadbury chocolates to dry fruits and Diwali gift packs. Shop Diwali gifts from this site for all your loved ones along with online e cards and corporate Diwali gifts to friends.…

Champagne Gift Baskets – A Taste of the Bubbly

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If you are sending a gift basket for a significant celebration of some sort then it needs to be a champagne gift basket. Nothing is more perfect for a celebration, whether it is a wedding, anniversary, retirement or birthday celebration.

Do you know who Dom Perignon is and why his name is associated with superb champagne? I'll tell you in a little bit.

We all love champagne because of its effervescent bubbles. The bubbles are created in spite of the wine is fermented twice. Once before it is bottled, just like regular wine, and then once in the bottle. A little yeast and some sugar are added to cause the carbonation and the bubbles. Tall, narrow champagne flutes are designed to enhance the bubbling and the flavor.

Technically in order to be called champagne the wine needs to come from the Champagne area in France. Similar bubbling wines from other places are called sparkling wine. Here in the United States, Oregon, Washington and the Napa valley produce distinct sparkling wines.

A basket that has champagne in it describes to be accompanied by top quality gourmet foods, cheeses, and even chocolate.

You may want to think of a "toast" to include in the basket. Here is one for free:

"When wine enlivens the heart, may friendship surround the table"

And by the way, Dom Perignon was a French monk who made several advances in the producing of champagne. Including the wire collar that is used to keep the cork in the bottle. And that is why the person who receives your gift of champagne will get to pop the cork and enjoy all the bubbles. …

Flowers By Mail

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One of the best gifts that someone would receive are flowers, they represent your true feelings toward people you love. Flowers are compatible with any occasion, whether it is a birthday or a funeral, that's why many people prefer them upon other gifts.

Many years ago, people used to go to local shops to purchase gifts and flowers for other people they love and care about. It was very hard to find the right gift shop not to mention the right gift, it took all the day to find a gift that would be a great fit for the occasion they were facing.

Now, time has changed, with the development of the web, flower companies are moving their services online and offering to deliver flowers by mail to any location on this planet. The reason behind this is to save you a lot of headache and time if you were doing it the traditional way. Now with a few mouse clicks, you can choose whatever flower you want and send it anywhere you want.

Most online florists offer you very helpful choices like:

1. Regrouping by category: you do not have to be a flower specialist to know what is best arrangement for your occasion, because you'll find your flowers grouped by: occasion, price, type … etc, the only thing you do is to specify the delivery location and time so they send your flowers by mail to the recipient you've specified.

2. International flower delivery: this is a very helpful option for many people, many reputable flower delivery companies offer you to send your flowers by mail to worldwide (some of them operate in more than 150 countries).

3. Same and next day flower delivery: you can even order your flowers and get them delivered the same day (how cool is that!)

4. Not just flowers: if you think that these companies offer just to deliver flowers by mail, then you are wrong, because many of them let you send: balloons, chocolate, gift baskets and even food.

5- Guarantee: If you do not like the quality or the delivery time of the flowers you've ordered then you can ask your money back and they'll refund you. …

The Pocket Watch Gift

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A friend of mine had a difficult few days looking for a gift for his father, it was the fathers seventh year birthday and the occasion called for a special gift that would be remembered and used for a long time, it is almost always very difficult to find the right kind of gift for older men, the many ties and letter openings that they got through the years do not give a lot of options for a surprise quality gift.

The one solution my friend found the men's pocket watch, a symbol of time past when men used to carry their watches and every pocket watch was completely different in make and design, the pocket watch is still considered as a gift of elegance and uniqueness, almost as a jewelry is for women the pocket watch can be worn for special occasions and used for only a part of the time.

The gift can be also made even more special, you can choose to engrave something on the body of the pocket watch, so you can make the occasion with some words for the person that you are giving it to, or even think of an original line that you think that the person would appreciate. An engraved pocket watch is an excellent idea when giving a pocket watch as a gift to a colleague or work associate. Personalizing the watch is also a nice gesture of appreciation and can hold some words about the men who is carrying it.

While regular watches are very popular as gift for men, the pocket watch is not yet as popular, mostly because of the price and the fact that not everyone uses a pocket watch today, so you should also get the pocket watch to, is he going to use this kind of thing and appreciate its beauty and uniqueness, or is the pocket watch going to find its way to the draw, never to be seen again? In this case it will be better for all involved to look for a different present.

Some people are antique lovers and that can give you an excellent opportunity of finding an antique pocket watch as a gift, this is almost as sure as you can get to giving the best present you can, an antique watch is something that will inspire the antique admirer and will supply him with many hours of joy and pleasure, the great thing is that the internet and antique shops around the world have many pocket watches to offer, some of them tell very special stories, this is one gift you do not forget, and that even if not used is greatly appreciated and enjoyed.

In general the pocket watch is a gift you will need to spend some time researching and finding, it is also a gift that, if given to the right person, will be forever remembered and enjoyed. Even the simplest of men likes to think of himself an old time gentlemen from time …