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Wedding Essentials

Issue 15

Each issue is a comprehensive guide that covers all aspects of planning for the big day, such as Fashion Decor, Invitations, Trends, Tips for the bride and groom honeymoon destination, and more, it also offers a variety of meaningful articles with advice for couples, when preparing for the "Big Day " and of course for their journey together, of there married life to follow.

South Africa
On The Dot PTY (Ltd)
4 Issues

in this issue

1 min
the essential note

Editor Wedding Essentials & Essential Groom To all our beautiful brides, It has been an exceptionally trying time of late, especially if you have been trying to plan your Big Day. Not much over the last year or so has gone to plan – dates have been moved, weddings have gotten smaller and honeymoons have been delayed or cancelled. But what lockdown has taught us is that we can still find happiness amidst the heartbreak and that sometimes a smaller and more intimate wedding is better than you expected, as highlighted in our Q&A chat with Cape Town wedding planner Tracy Branford from Trunk Events. Tracy gives us her take on Covid weddings as well as what it is like trying to balance a busy life and family with a successful event…

2 min

Owner and Publisher Tracy – Anne Pienaar Owner and publisher of Wedding Essentials and Essential Groom Magazine. “I have always had a passion for the Wedding industry and hope that with each and every single Issue we help make your dreams come true. Editor Mandy Rutherford There is nothing more beautiful than a happy bride so while I plan my own Special Day and indulge in my passion of writing, I look forward to bringing you many more insights, tips and expert advice in the issues to come. Besides loving to write, you can find me cooking up a storm or spending quality time with my 4-paw and my new extended family. Social Media & Blogist Hannah Altmann I have a great passion for writing as it is creative work that brings me joy – just like writing for Wedding…

1 min
essential bride giveaways

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5 min
benefits of being single versus married life

Does getting married make you happier, healthier, more integrated into society, and better off in all sorts of other physical, emotional, and interpersonal ways? There are important ways in which lifelong single people do better than people who get married. But we do not think there is a simple, one-size-fits-all answer to the question of whether it is better to stay single or get married. The kinds of studies and comparisons used to support the claim that Marriage Wins just don’t pass scientific muster. They are biased in ways that make married people seem to be doing better than they really are, and single people worse (as explained in more detail here and here and here). Used as the basis for claiming that getting married benefits people psychologically, the comparisons are…

4 min
love languages

At some time or other, we’ve all experienced lust, but have you ever truly been in love? The dictionary describes Love as ‘a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person’ while it describes Lust as ‘an intense or illicit sexual desire‘. So thinking back on your greatest relationships, or even your current one, which is it? And which one do you want to cultivate? LUST VS LOVE Lust is the magnet that draws us to a partner. It’s what makes us look twice and what often sends us across the room to find out more about the person who has just caught our eye. It does unfortunately only allow us to see what we want to see rather than the truth of the person or situation. If you are seeking a deeper…

4 min
is sex important in a relationship?

There is no easy, one-size-fits-all answer to this question. It all depends on your physical desires and the nature of your relationship – whether you live and work in the same town, if one partner is ill or if one has a higher sex drive than the other, and so forth. Some people also struggle to have sex without a meaningful connection so will prefer to abstain until they meet someone they care about. Why Are You Not Having Sex? Some couples are only having it once in a while, some don’t even have it at all but they are still in loving, healthy and fulfilling relationships. • One partner may have a medical condition • Some people just have a low sex drive (low libido) • Some couples prefer to wait until their wedding…