Archive | November 2012

The Benefits of Dark Chocolate


As a bride-to-be, you need to take care of your health and have a healthy diet and lifestyle.
Now that winter is here, people tend to crave chocolate more than any other season, and if you are a chocoholic but you’re worried that chocolate will ruin your diet, you’re wrong. Chocolate is one of the healthiest ingredients to add to your diet, especially if it’s dark chocolate.


  • Tip: Look for chocolate products that contain 70% cocoa to get all the benefits.


  • Tip: Try to steer clear from white chocolate, as it has a lot of sugar and butter. The rule is: The darker the chocolate, the better.

Lower your risk of heart failure: In a 9 year Swedish study of more than 31,000 women, those who ate 1-2 servings of dark chocolate each week cut their risk of heart failure by as much as a third. And Germany this year found that about a square of dark chocolate a day lowered blood pressure and reduced the risk of heart attacks and strokes by 39%.

Reduce blood pressure: An Australian study showed that eating chocolate high in healthy antioxidants reduced the blood pressure-raising effects of exercise on overweight individuals.

Lose weight: Dark chocolate can actually help you lose weight! It lessens cravings for sweet, salty and fatty foods. Continue Reading Full Article>>>>


When Kids are Guests


We know that most brides want a child-free wedding, but unfortunately that is not always the case. If you’re worried about that happening at your wedding, don’t!

We’ve got some great tips for you so that they can have fun while you enjoy a stress-free celebration!

We recently published our article:“Who Says Having Children at Your Wedding Can’t Be Fun?” which you should definitely read if you haven’t yet.

Also,here are a few more ideas on how to keep kids entertained at your wedding.

Make them work: Let the kids blow bubbles at you and your groom or even throw petals at you, these will make some really cute pictures. Continue Reading>>>

Your 2 in 1 Wedding Planning

What do we mean by 2 in 1? Well, it’s basically doubling up the use of an item at your wedding reception by using it for 2 different purposes.

When planning a wedding on a budget, the bride and groom are under pressure to create a perfect memorable once-in-a-lifetime wedding with the lowest possible budget. Sensible, but can they actually do that?

The good news is; with our 2 in 1 suggestions listed below you can definitely save a lot of unnecessary expenses and reduce your budget.

Here is how you can save money, but still have every detail you want for your wedding:

2 in 1 Cake and Dessert Course: Who needs a dessert buffet when you can serve a delicious wedding cake at the end of the dinner? Skip the desert buffet; just include some seasonal fruits for your dieting guests.

2 in 1 Centerpieces and Favors: If you want to have beautiful centerpieces but still want to have wedding favors, we have the perfect solution right here. Turn your centerpieces into favors for your guests to take home at the end of the wedding, by grouping the favors and arranging them in the middle of the table with a few flowers and confetti. Continue Reading Full Article>>>

A New Bridal Confession by Jamileh Al-Alami


Arabia Weddings’ very own Jamileh Al-Alami recently got married. And where better to share her experience than on Arabia Weddings?

Jamileh is a freelance writer, editor and lecturer at the German Jordanian University. She is the Editor of Arabia Weddings. We couldn’t wait to have her over for coffee after she got back from her honeymoon, and hear all about her experience.

Click here to view more pictures of Jamileh and Justin’s wedding!

Here’s what she told us: (Read full article)

How did you and your husband meet?

We actually met a few years ago, but never really talked or saw each other after that. In 2011, we met again at a friend’s gathering, and talked for a while. His name is Justin and could definitely pass for a foreigner, so obviously we held the first few conversations in English throughout seeing each other with mutual friends.

This one time, he said something in Arabic (in a very thick Jordanian accent I might add) and I was shocked! It turns out he’s half Canadian half Jordanian, from Salt. We got along so well so quickly, and whenever we’d go out with friends we’d end up just talking and talking and talking. I guess we established a connection, and slowly but surely, fell in love!

When was the wedding held and where?

We decided to do things differently. Seeing as he’s from Salt, Jordan, his family wanted a traditional wedding with Arabic music, traditional Arabic food, and close family and friends. The way I always imagined my wedding to be was an outdoor day wedding, with all my friends around me, Jazz music playing in the background and lots of delicious finger food. Continue Reading>>>>


All You Need to Know About Wedding Photography!

Check out our Photography category in our Tips & Trends section, you will find all that you need to know about you wedding photography, pictures, and dealing with your photographer!

We have many interesting articles, here are just a few:

What to Do with Your Wedding Photos

Backdrop Ideas for Your Wedding Pictures

Must Have Wedding Photos


Get Dramatic with the Protea Flower for Your Wedding


The Protea flower, also known as The King Protea flower, is the national flower of South Africa.
If you want an untraditional, bold and dramatic flower, then Protea will definitely keep your guests talking!

What we love mostly about the Protea flower is that it is very large, and can be used alone.We also love its dreamy too!

Not sure how to deal with a dramatic flower like The King Protea flower? We are here to give you some ideas you’ll love.

If you want your guests to keep saying: “Have you seen her bouquet?” then Protea is your flower of choice! Continue reading this article for more pictures and ideas>>>


Grooms Only!


We recently added a new category for the “Groom” to our Tips & Trends section! To help grooms stay updated on the latest fashion, beauty, and wedding trends.  Everything a groom needs to know you will find right here!

You will find articles such as:

How to Know the Right Measurements of Your Formal Wear

Grooms Can Get Into Wedding Planning Too!

How to Be a Gentleman

The Art of Packing for Men

We also have created a new gallery filled with pictures titled: “The Groom”

Another section a groom might interested in is our “Relationships” section! Filled with advice, tips, and ideas for you and your partner.

You will find articles such as:

Propose to Her the Right Way

What You Need to Discuss Before Getting Married

How to Maintain Romance in a Relationship

4 Relationship Tips for Men

12 Ways to Keep Your Fiancé Happy