How To Plan A Stress Free Wedding Day

If you ask any married couples for tips to have a stress free wedding day they will most definitely claim that there are no such things as stress free wedding days and would proceed to advice the couple to expect the unexpected. Although, this is good advice because there are some things that you just cannot control such as the florist bringing the wrong flowers or a bridesmaid getting sick, it is possible for one to attempt to control the potential errors by planning ahead and creating contingency plans. Therefore, in this article we would attempt to help the couple prepare for the big day in order to ensure that they would be able to enjoy a hassle free wedding day. 

Wedding Testimonials

Prior to finalizing your vendors such as your florists, photographers and Singapore wedding videographer it is advisable to read wedding testimonials in order to avoid unpleasant surprises on the day of the wedding. While many couples would glance through the online reviews it is recommended to read through each and every review in order to obtain a better overall understanding about the vendors. When perusing these reviews the couple would come across a variety of reviews but they should attempt to focus on the reviews where couples have claimed that the vendors have exceeded their expectations and one needs to hire such vendors instead of the vendor that that provides the basic perfunctory service.

Trial Runs

It is always advisable to have a trial run with your vendors before the big day, this is where you meet your makeup artist and have him/her apply your wedding day makeup in order to determine whether there should be any improvements. Furthermore, it is recommended that one have pre-wedding photography shoot as this would offer the couple and opportunity to get comfortable with the photographer and be comfortable in front of the lens.

Break in Your Shoes

While many brides think of every little thing that can go wrong on the big day most of the time they forget about minor details such as breaking in their new shoes. This is a crucial aspect in preparing for your wedding because you do not wish to limp around on your wedding day. Furthermore, this piece of advice does not only apply to brides because if you remember you may have observed Chandler in ‘Friends’ falling prey to his new shoes on the day of the wedding. Therefore, to prevent yourself from slipping around the dance floor during your first dance make sure to wear your shoes as much as possible before the big day.

As I mentioned before things can go wrong on the day of the wedding even if you prepare yourself beforehand to handle all this mishaps. Therefore, you should also prepare yourself to handle all these mishaps on the day of the wedding with grace instead of getting stressed out.

Deal Breakers In Everyday Cuisine; Avoid These Mistakes Always

We cook on a daily basis and sometimes we really do not want to. It can get tiring, especially for mothers who already have their hands full to come up with innovative recipes that will take even more time and effort. However, that said, there are certain critical errors that we make in our daily cuisine techniques that can largely take away from a meal and here they are so you can try to avoid them.

Pasta and Other Similar Starches

Make sure that when you cook pasta, you add it to slightly salted boiling water for a few minutes. You should never let the pasta sit in cold water and bring it to the boil. When cooking check for a soft yet slightly chewy texture known as al Dante and take off the stove immediately running it under cold water to end the cooking process that will happen anyway otherwise. It also stops it from clumping up. When cooking instant noodles UAE, make sure that you make it in excess water, drain the water off and then add the flavoring that has been provided to ensure that any excess starch has been removed. It also helps to keep the strands separate and not let it get all clumped up into a giant pudding.

Couscous Is Different

Couscous cannot be treated the same way as koka noodles or pasta. It is very light, delicate and has no flavor. Boil water then add it to a bowl of raw couscous until it covers the surface. Then add a dollop of butter to Couscous, cover and let it sit for at least five to ten minutes until all of the water has been absorbed. The reason for this is to allow the boiled water to cook the Couscous while the butter gives it a bit of flavor and makes it fluffy and not sticky. Make sure to add in plenty of flavors and textures with veggies and meat or seafood because Couscous, is bland.

Vegetables Need To Be Crunchy Not Puree

Many people do the mistake of getting a perfectly nutritious meal and then cooking the life out of it. If you are boiling veggies, do so with the peel on wherever possible and only cook until the raw and hardness has gone away not until it becomes mush. If you are stir frying, always chop up raw veggies and stir fry until it is slightly cooked but is still very much crunchy. The more you cook, the more you kill the nutrients within the vegetables and finally you will be eating something that has no nutritional value in it.