Week 25 - 52 Rituals/Traditions in 52 Weeks

A Fishy Korean Ritual/Tradition
Now if your looking for something out of the ordinary, then this one is for you!
In this Korean tradition the poor groom is subjected to some pretty interesting antics. Usually done in the spirit of providing him with increased strength for the wedding night, this ritual begins after the main ceremony. The Groom’s ‘friends’ (using the term loosely) will tie his ankles together with rope then take of his socks in order to beat the soles of his feet with a fish – A Yellow Corvina.
Pic From: bluedragon.en.ec21.com
Odd? Yes a little, but it is all done in the spirit of good will and as a fun gesture of friendship so who are we to judge.
We just love these strange and out there rituals/ideas, so if you know of any you would like us to use, please feel free to drop us a line on the contact page.
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Wedding Entertainment

Your wedding reception is booked and food menus are finalised, apart from your speeches and first dance what else will you do to add that special touch to your night? You want to entertain your guests with something spectacular, really give them that wow factor that so many other weddings lack. Apart from the obvious choice of a live band it can be difficult to brainstorm fun and unique activities or entertainment which is why we have compiled a range of ideas to have your special night imprinted in the memories of your guests for life.

Firstly you should ask yourself a few key questions:

1. What is your budget?
2. What type of atmosphere are you trying to create?
3. Is there something you and your partner enjoy, its a great idea to choose entertainment that represent your personalities or perhaps culture.

Photobooth - Everyone loves to dress up and have their photo taken right? This is a brilliant way to add some fun to the evening whilst giving you a keepsake of all the photos taken. Tip: there are a range of different photobooths out there we love the companies who provide a photoalbum on the night where two copies of the image is printed one for your guest to keep and the other is pasted in the album for your guest to leave a nice message.

Comedian - A stand up comedian will surely remove the seriousness from the evening and add a little fun and laughter. Tip: preview you comedian first to ensure they are appropriate for the occasion and appealing to your guests.

Fireworks - Indoor or outdoor end your night with a bang. This one is defiantly one for those with a bigger budget. Tip: If you are having outdoor fireworks be sure to gain council approval.

Living Statues - Surprise your guests as that fascinating sculpture in the corner jumps to life.

Caricaturist - Have an artist mingle with your guests and capture their inner cartoon selves on a one off portrait that they can keep forever.

A Look-a-like - How fun to have a martini with James Bond or having a dance with Michael Jackson, an impersonator will provide for some fun photos and a few surprises.

Candy Buffet - There are some gorgeous jars available to hire and you can fill them with candies, chocolates and gourmet treats for your guests to help themselves to. Why not go all out and have a chocolate fountain with marshmallows and fruits to dip, we guarantee there will be a line up.

Dancers - Belly, salsa, burlesque or hula dancers, fire jugglers, Hakka performers whatever you choose dancers will create a vibrant atmosphere with entertaining routines and magnificent costumes and colour.

Our picks for the Top 10 'Modern' 1st dance songs.

As promised, we have done our research and come up with 'our' picks for the 'TOP  10 MODERN 1st DANCE SONGS - including the video.

So forget the classics and those all time favourites and take a little tour of those perfect songs from more recent times. Now these are just our picks so they may not be yours, but we hope you enjoy them and feel free to leave comments with your favourites.

Let the countdown begin!
10. You’ve got the love – Florence and The Machine

9.  I’m yours – Jason Mraz

8.  Lego House – Ed Sheeran

7. We found love – Rhianna & Calvin Harris

6. Burn your name – Powederfinger

5. Show me heaven (top gun) – Maria Mckee

4. Heaven – Bryan Adams

3. Truly madly deeply – Savage Garden

2. Ave Maria – Beyonce

1. Nothing’s real but love – Rebecca Ferguson

We hope you enjoyed them and if you want to add your favourites, let us know by commenting below.

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Weiner in the Hole: Hens Night Game

This is a fun (and a little rude) hens night game which will have all your guests in tears from laughter.

Each guest has a piece of string tied around their waist with a cocktail frankfurt attached to the end (we reccommend piercing a hole into the frankfurt and threading the string through to ensure it is extra secure). The string must be long so that the frankfurt is dangling, if it is tied too close to the body this game becomes too easy. Your guests line up and below them are shot glasses, one for each person. The aim of the game is for everyone to squat or kneel over and get their frankfurt into the shot glass. The first person to hold it there and yell "weiner in the hole" is the winner.