Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Situated in the very heart of Switzerland, the weather in Lucerne is typically Swiss, with few climate extremes and plenty of fine days to suit lovers of the great outdoors. In general, the winter climate in Lucerne can feel quite cold, although the city's proximity to the Alps does offer some protection.

However, mild weather soon returns in the spring, from the end of March onwards, when temperatures begin to once again rise above 10°C / 50°F. By May, daytime temperatures in Lucerne are soon touching 20°C / 68°F, rising even higher during the hottest months of July and August.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Menu List

How to set your wedding menu..

  1. Time of the Wedding Reception Decide on the time of day and season of the year. Will you have a summer meal at 2 PM or an elegant winter dinner at 8 PM? This is perhaps the most important decision you will make, and will be dependent on the availability of your venue.
  2.  Cost Consult your wedding budget. If you're cost-cutting, filet mignon will not be an option. The more options you offer guests, generally the more your expenses will build. If your budget is tight, you might consider a cocktail reception, afternoon tea, or dessert reception.
  3. Caterer Recommendations Talk to your caterer. Are there particular dishes that they're known for, or that they recommend? If you're catering your own wedding, what recipes are always a crowd-pleaser? Make sure they're aware of the budget you've set.
  4. Offer variety Choose both stationery and passed hors d'oeuvres, as well as both hot and cold ones. Your guests will always be able to go to a station rather than chasing waiters around, but guests engrossed in conversation will still have a chance to nibble.
  5. Special Touches Ask your caterer if they can incorporate an old family recipe. Your guests will enjoy this personal touch.
  6. Personal Preferences Make sure you include foods that you love. Enjoying your wedding day is a priority, and it will help to make your menu personal.
  7. Heritage Incorporate foods from your families' heritages. Relatives and guests will bond over shared experiences. If your heritages are distinctly different cultures, consider featuring one during the cocktail hour and another during the meal.
  8. Change Things Up Think about going outside of a traditional menu. For example, some couples these days are opting for a dessert reception, rather than a traditional sit-down menu. This is not only a budget saver, but can be a great personal touch for the couple with a sweet-touth.
  9. Try It Out Ask to go for a tasting. You'll have a chance to sample the foods and find out what the standouts are. Although many caterers will give a complimentary tasting to the bride and groom, consider asking what it will cost for your parents or honor attendants to attend, to give you other opinions.
  10. Be a Considerate Host Ask your caterer what dietary options are available. Generally today's couples will want to offer non-red-meat fare, as well as a vegetarian option. If your caterer says "We have a nice veggie sides plate" make sure you taste it. I've been to far too many weddings where the vegetarian option is bland vegetables heaped unattractively on a plate.
  11. Double Check Finally, write your proposed menu down and consider if anything is missing, or out of place. Show it to trusted friends to see if they have any suggestions. Make sure to settle your menu with your caterer by their deadlines so you don't needlessly stress them, or add to costs.

    Tuesday, June 7, 2011

    Tea Ceremony

    The bride will stand to the right of the groom. The male elder being served will sit facing the bride. The female elder will sit facing the groom. The bride and groom will bow to the elders and greet them by their formal title in the family while serving them tea.

    Friday, June 3, 2011

    Feng Shui Calendar

    This year, July has 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens once every 823 years. This is called money bags.

    This year we're going to experience four unusual dates.

    1/1/11, 1/11/11, 11/1/11, 11/11/11 and that's not all...

    Take the last two digits of the year in which you were born - now add
    the age you will be this year,

    The results will be 111 for everyone in whole world. This is the year of
    the Money!!!
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