WHY YOU SHOULD MARRY ON THE ROMANTIC ISLAND OF MYKONOS

The fairytale-like backdrop of the Cyclades, with spectacular sunsets and rocky cliffs that transmute in the blue waters and the stunning white houses, is the impeccable setting for a dreamy romantic wedding. For couples planning their wedding, Mykonos is one of the most popular destinations.

What better way is there to start your beautiful journey together than celebrating your start on the romantic island of Mykonos?

Destination weddings typically involve a couples closest friends and family and considerable effort is put into making the entire event a memorable affair. Many couples choose to rent out a villa whilst visiting the island. This is a popular choice because many villa companies also cater for Mykonos weddings. One example of this is the Blue Villas company who offer a range of Mykonos wedding services and villas which will make your wedding truly memorable. With an unbeatable customised wedding package, their wedding consultants have you covered from accommodation and food to entertainment and photography.

The only job on your part is to pick a date and leave the rest to their professional wedding coordinators. From marriage licenses to beautification, food, music and guests, the concierge staff will ensure that everything is carried out as your heart desires. Moreover, the villas offer a smooth blend of contemporary with vintage which exudes a sensual ambiance, making it a dream location to get married.

The idyllic locales, spectacular views and customised services will make your wedding an event of a lifetime. Below is an outline of what Mykonos wedding options are available to you and your partner.

MYKONOS CIVIL WEDDING

A civil marriage takes place without any religious association after meeting the legal requirements of the locale. The beauty of a Mykonos civil wedding is that it can be held anywhere you wish. On a yacht, on the beach or at the pool with an awe-inspiring sea view. Also, you can choose from many great locations and spaces. Therefore,you can be as romantic and sweet or wild and loud as you want!

THE ORTHODOX WEDDING        

As the majority of you may know, Greek Orthodox weddings are an amazing and unforgettable ceremony. Every step of the wedding – the betrothal service, the crowning, the common cup and the ceremonial walk where the bride and the groom are led by the priest and the best man- is a sight to behold.

Moreover, the whitewashed chapel and the ever warm weather provides the perfect setting to a beautiful Orthodox wedding in Mykonos. It should be noted that at least one of you must be Greek Orthodox and both of you should be baptised in the Christian faith.

THE CATHOLIC WEDDING

Mykonos is an ideal place to rejoice the holiness of a Catholic wedding. All the credible wedding planners on the island would help you with legal assistance, decorations, beauty services and transportation to ensure you relish every moment of your wedding.

 

GAY BLESSING CEREMONIES

Although same-sex marriages are not legalised in Greece as of yet, you can always celebrate your love through blessing ceremonies in Mykonos, as many LGBT couples do every year. These blessing ceremonies are a promise of love between two souls and do not entail any legal requirements.

THE BACHELOR PARTY

The capital township of Mykonos is strikingly stylish with slender streets creased with designer outlets, artists’ studios, upscale restaurants, bars and clubs.  Also, Mykonos’ nightlife is rated as one of the best in Europe. Every credible wedding organiser offers chauffeur services for all your island explorations. Therefore, relish your last night of being single by having a thrill-filled bachelor/bachelorette party in Mykonos. Lastly, have a cocktail with your partner in Little Venice while watching the sunrise on the day of your wedding.

THE BEACH WEDDING

The most desired wedding type on this world famous island is the beach wedding concept because of the stunning landscape that the Mykonian beaches have to offer. Spoil your better-half with a beautiful beach wedding ceremony when the sun is going down and nature is working to create an ambiance that all of your loved ones will remember!

THE NOISY WEDDING

A noisy Mykonos wedding gives celebrations a whole new meaning. The traditional dancing, local Greek delicacies and the distinctive raki and lyra musical instruments will certainly mark this day of yours for a lifetime.

THE ACTIVITY WEDDING

Lastly, if being bold is your thing and classic wedding receptions do not get your blood pumping, then plan a wedding around your favourite activity such as hiking.

So are you convinced enough to exchange your vows under the sapphire skies beside the dream like seas in Mykonos?

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July Swago from Swagbucks

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Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Monday, July 24th at 9am PDT! It’s just like bingo, but in this case you’re filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you’re thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points – if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus! That’s enough for a $5 gift card in our Rewards Store.

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

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Get 25% Back when you spend $50 at Kohl’s

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Swagbucks has a deal where you can get 25% back when you spend $50 at Kohl’s, and that’s before any deals you’ll get through Kohl’s Cash.

Here’s how you take advantage of this deal:

1. Click here and sign up for Swagbucks if you haven’t already. Make sure you create your “Swag Name” after you sign up.
2. Send an image of your product(s) along with the qualifying receipt to Iredeemkohls@swagbucks.com and include your Swag Name in the subject line.

That’s all you need to do to secure your 1250 SB credit, which is equal to $12.50 – that’s 25% back on your purchase. If you already have a Swagbucks account, you can get a $50 Kohl’s gift card for 4650 SB, a 7% discount of the usual price.

Haven’t tried Swagbucks yet? They’re a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try. You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

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Swagbucks Sweet Treat Team Challenge

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On your marks, get set, EARN! Swagbucks is holding a fun team challenge called the “Swagathlon” to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!
If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! The challenge, begins Monday, July 17th at 8am PT, but you can pre-register starting on Friday, July 14th!

Here’s how you can join the challenge and the site:

1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. Starting June 17th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you’ll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you’ve contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before August 1st, you’ll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, July 21st at 2pm PT and will expire on Friday, August 4th at 11:59pm PT.

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Walmart’s Scorching Summer Savings

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Walmart is running huge deals all week long on everything from clothing and jewelry to home electronics, grills, and toys, and Swagbucks is offering 6% cash back (in the form of SB Points) for every dollar you spend through Sunday. Whatever you need this summer, now’s the time to buy it and get rewarded for doing it.

Just click here to take advantage of these deals. If you haven’t signed up for Swagbucks yet, you can also do that at this page and start earning points towards your first free gift card. As a bonus, if you sign up through me a spend at least $25 shopping online through Swagbucks before the first of the month and you’ll get a 200 SB bonus – that’s $2 in addition to the points you get for each dollar you spend.

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DIY Candle Box / Luminary Using Picture Frames

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Here is a super simple craft that turns out so nice.   The best part about making this candle box / luminary is that it costs so little to make because you can get almost all the supplies from Dollar Tree.

Supplies:

  • 4 Picture Frames (I got mine from Dollar Tree)
  • 2 Placemats found at Dollar Tree
  • Black Spray Paint
  • Hot Glue Gun

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Directions:

  1. Spray paint the placemats black on both sides.placemats-painted
  2. Once the placemats are painted you will take the glass out of the frames and cut 2 of those rectangle shapes out of each placemat.
  3. Next put the placemat sections in front of the glass and lock into place.frame-side
  4. Using your hot glue gun, build a box using each frame as a side of the box.
  5. I recommend a jar candle inside the box since there is no bottom to this box and you don’t want flames reaching the frames.  Since the glass is on the inside, the flames wont reach the placemat pieces.  However, use at your own risk and don’t ever leave it unattended.

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DIY Antiqued Decor Using Dollar Tree Serving Tray

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Here is an easy craft using a metal serving tray, craft paint and your Silhouette machine. And the best part is how inexpensive it is when you

Supplies:

  • Metal tray ($1 at Dollar Tree)
  • Cream colored spray paint (around $3-4 at Walmart)
  • Dark Brown and or black craft paint (50 cents at Walmart)
  • Black Adhesive Vinyl
  • Silhouette machine

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  1. First spray paint the tray and allow it to dry completely.
  2. Next mix some of the dark brown and black paint with water and using a rag (or old Tshirt) rub the paint all over the painted tray giving it the antiqued look.
  3. Using your Silhouette machine, cut your design out of adhesive vinyl and place it on the tray.
  4. That’s it ! You can either hang it on your wall or use a plate stand like I did.
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Turn Baby Wash Cloths and Spoons into “Lollipops”

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Here is a super cute idea for baby showers… turn baby wash cloths and spoons into lollipops. I got all my supplies from Dollar Tree.

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Supplies:

3 packs wash cloths
1 pack baby spoons
1 pack tulle
A couple packs of ribbon
Tape
Twist ties

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Step 1 – fold wash cloths in half, then in half again and then one more time in half to get thin strips.

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Step 2 – Roll 2 strips together to get the striped look and use tape to hold it together.

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Step 3 – Attach a baby sooon to the back of the roll using tape to form the stem.

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Step 4 – Cut tulle into 10 inch pieces and wrap around the lollipop top. Use twist tie to hold it all together. Trim twist tie so you can’t see the ends.

Step 5 – Add a ribbon onto the front.

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Jazz Up the Q-Tip Holders from Dollar Tree

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This is such an easy way to jazz up the Q-tip holders from Dollar Tree.  I sprayed the lids with Rust-oleum textured black metallic spray paint and used chalkboard paint in the label area of the container.  To give the display different heights, I added one onto a glass candlestick which I also found at Dollar Tree.   I used E6000 glue to attach them.

Comment on what I should fill the jars with.

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