SMS marketing is a highly evolved and result producing advertising method. Lots and lots of companies are making use of short message service to promote their products and services in an effective way. The benefits of this advanced marketing tool are really worth the money being spent on it. The following are some of the main advantages of SMS marketing.

1. Everyone carries their mobile wherever they go and involuntarily read any new incoming message. So your ad message will be immediately viewed and so SMS marketing is particularly useful for time-sensitive marketing campaigns.

2. Most SMS get read immediately unlike emails, so there is greater chance of your ad message being read.

3. And hence SMS marketing has higher response rate than other marketing strategies

4. Bulk SMS software comes at a very low price making this process highly cost effective.

5. The main advantage of this type of promotion is that it is very flexible.

Note : Text messages have a read rate of at least 82% (source).

Uses of SMS marketing

1. It helps a company to stay in touch with the customers through bulk SMS service and increases its customer loyalty.

2. Sending bulk SMS on new offers and discounts to the existing customer database can result in repeat sales.

3. When you launch a new product, service or campaign, it is very easy to get customer feedback by sending bulk SMS.

4. Some companies successfully use SMS marketing as a money raising tool by running some competition via SMS.

5. It is also very useful in attracting new customers.

Bulk SMS has gained tremendous importance in SMS marketing arena in recent years. Many companies are in search of an effective bulk SMS software to send in promotional messages to their target recipients. However, it is quite difficult for business owners to find reliable service providers who can offer them a collection of up-to-date and cost effective SMS marketing tools. Usually, bulk SMS software allows you to send bulk SMS directly from your excel database stored in your computer to the receiver’s mobile phone. Choosing a reliable service provider can help you to get a detailed and self explanatory demo of the entire process in order to understand the various aspects of this advertising tool. Also they are capable of providing detailed information on various tariff plans available. Through a single click you can deliver thousands of SMS to various recipients.

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The saying, “time is money” certainly applies in the business world, but it applies in the kitchen, too. Saving time and money in the kitchen really helps with family time and the family budget. So it works in our favor when we come up with cooking ideas that save time and money in the kitchen. There are a lot of kitchen shortcuts out there, but no matter which way you cut the roast, cooking is still cooking. So what are some cooking ideas that will save you time and money?

Easy cooking is a great place to start. We all like to think of ourselves as good cooks, but not everything has to be complicated. It’s hard to save time and money if you aren’t organized. So get organized by focusing on what to cook and when to cook. Write your cooking ideas down and put them in your own personal cooking book. Along with planning what to cook, you should plan when to cook. Most people assume they have to cook dinner between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm. As the norm this is great, but make sure you are using easy recipes for dinner.

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Here is another one we found works in our house. Cook dinner at breakfast. No, most would not classify this as a normal habit. Think of it this way. By cooking your dinner in the morning, you will not have the evening rush of “what to cook” which regularly translates into “where can I order out” because you don’t have the time or energy to make a home cooked meal. Prepare your dinner meal while you are fixing breakfast, and then put it in the refrigerator. When you get home, you will only have to reheat and a home cooked meal is on the table in a jiffy. This is especially good when you are cooking for kids.

Here is a another one from the cooking book. Dig out the crock pot. We do this a lot on Sundays. There are healthy and great tasting dishes that you can make in a crock pot. In the morning, all your ingredients get added to the pot. By dinner, it’s ready to serve. How much prep time do you have when you get home? Just long enough to set the table. Talk about easy cooking! To us, this is as close as it comes to having someone cook your dinner for you. Shop around. There are some great crock pot recipes available that will tantalize your taste bud.
Along with those quick and easy recipes, try this. Plan a kitchen table picnic. What does that mean? It means you use paper plates and plastic ware. Does that beat washing the dishes or what?! Even the kids can get involved with throwing out the plates when they are done eating. I f you do this when you do crock pot cooking, then you have only one dish to wash, the crock pot!

This one needs prep time, but offers you a real break on a day to day basis. We do this about five or six times a year. We cook for a whole month a one time. Everything goes in the freezer. When we are done, there are 30 dinners in the freezer. It takes two days to get it all done, but for a month, dinner is on the table about 20 minutes after we get home. If a month seems overwhelming, start with doing meals for a week or two. Every night then has easy recipes for dinner!

Save time. Save money. It’s a great way to run a kitchen. The more easy cooking and cost effective cooking you can do, the better off your kitchen is!

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Many business owners will here hear the phrase ‘search engine optimisation’ (or SEO) from friends in the business community or even competitors and may consider it as a route to increasing sales, but what is SEO? Alternatively, a business owner may have tried ‘SEO services’ in the past and found it either didn’t work as well as expected or was working, but no longer as effective – this article explains what SEO is, and why ‘new’ SEO is working better than ever.

I have been working in search engine optimisation and ranking website market, before it was even called SEO. Here are the changes in SEO since the start of the new millennium and what you should be looking for in the SEO services that your SEO Agency offers or provides.

We take a look back at SEO through the years and explain what SEO is today and how best to utilise it for our website.

SEO in 2000

Back at the start of the Millennium the ‘big’ search engines that most people were using were Lycos and Excite. Of course, back then a very small percentage of the UK population had access to the internet and those that did had a slow ‘dial-up’ system.

Websites were one or two pages with basic information to allow them to load quickly (within 20 seconds). SEO practices back then were to ‘hide’ as many keywords on a page as possible, so the website was found for those searches without making the page look to spammy for visitors.

In 2002 Google launched something called ‘AdWords’ and it was predicted to be the death of SEO, as people could pay for prominence, on the now the number 1 website for starting internet searches.

In 2003, Yahoo purchased Inktomi, AltaVista and FAST, which was basically the end of all of the ‘smaller’ search engines. Google started to stamp down on ‘spam’ practices and websites. At the same time Google realised that ‘AdWords’ were not going to kill off SEO and that in fact the ‘natural listings’ encouraged visitors back to their search engine platform. Google started to recognise ‘professional SEO’ experts and promoted good SEO rather than spamming SEO.

2004 saw the first website ‘banned’ from the internet as Google took action against websites that were spamming them. They also took legal action against the “SEO Company” responsible.

To rank a website in 2006 you just needed links back to your website and so buying links / link exchange was all the rage and most websites had a web page where they would list companies and links to their website (I am still amazed how many websites continue this practice).

Between 2004 and 2008 Google, now was the only real “player” in the search engine world, started taking action against poor linking practices and companies and started tightening up on spam and buying links. The ‘Noughties” ended with all “naughty” SEO practices being practically stamped out, as Google concentrated on ranking websites based on their content and it’s relevance to the search being carried out. I will recommend free diy seo tool

SEO in 2010

Between 2010 and 2015 we started to see the search engines take notice of ‘Social Media’ sites and soon the results were filled with Twitter ‘tweets’ in the results. (I can still see the face of one of my customers when searching Google for his business, and the whole first page of the search results were compiled of tweets of a Twitter conversation that two members of staff had been having about how terrible the company was!)

Videos and images were also brought in to the search results with the Google ‘Caffeine’ update.

Google introduced “personal search results” with the websites shown in the search results based on your previous searches and websites you had visited before. This caused a ‘bit of a stir’ in the SEO world as customers claimed their websites were “top of Google” for any search they did related to their industry, just because they had visited their own website many times before, so Google of course fed them back the website for all relevant searches. This can still be a bit of an issue until you show them the new ‘Google Incognito search’.

The focus on ranking websites was on being found for BIG keywords. A ‘Plumber’ in Bristol would want to rank for that search, and so that was the focus.

Google ‘Panda’ and ‘Penguin’ updates figuratively killed off ‘link exchanges’ with huge penalties for websites who had irrelevant links pointing towards them. At the same time Google introduced “no follow links” to allow websites to provide relevant links to other websites and information without penalising either party. It was the start of “safe linking”. Quality and relevant content was now the key to ranking in the search engines.

A report by the ‘Office For National Statistics’ in 2014 stated:

  • 38 million adults (76%) in Great Britain accessed the Internet every day, 21 million more than in 2006, when directly comparable records began.
  • Access to the Internet using a mobile phone more than doubled between 2010 and 2014, from 24% to 58%.
  • 74% of all adults bought goods or services online, up from 53% in 2008. Clothes (49%) were the most popular online purchase in 2014.
  • Of all adults in Great Britain, 67% are aware of Internet storage space services, but the take up of these services to store data is much lower at 35%.
  • In Great Britain, 22 million households (84%) had Internet access in 2014, up from 57% in 2006.
  • Fixed broadband Internet connections were used by 91% of households.

The UK was now (almost) internet savvy and usage of mobile phones to visit websites was huge.

SEO 2015 and Onwards

The biggest change to the search engines in 2015 was the ‘penalisation’ of websites that were not “mobile friendly” – a mobile friendly website has different information for the smaller screen to make it easier for the user to read and understand. In ensuring that users got the best experience Google started ranking mobile friendly or responsive websites (where the website automatically changes its size and format to fit the screen) higher in the rankings.

The UK population were using their mobile phones for local searches, and local companies could at last gain an advantage over the large corporates or ‘national’ companies on the internet.

The introduction of ‘semantic search’, where Google brings back websites in the results not based on the keywords, but the content on a page, again changed the way SEO agencies looked at working on websites. Ranking for the ‘Big’ keywords, such as ‘Plumber Bristol’ became less important, as internet users became more savvy with their searches. ‘Long tail keywords’, and as many as possible, started to grow website visitors and more importantly, conversions.

What is The SEO Process Today?

It is probably correct to say that the processes or practices associated with search engine optimisation have now out grown the term ‘SEO’

In years gone by working the content and structure of a website was enough. Now, there is so much more to do to not only rank a website in search engines, but to get customer engagement. A better description of the service would be ‘digital marketing’.

Old practices, as mentioned earlier, meant ‘big’ keywords were key to ranking. A focus on a single keyword per page or even for a whole website would rank the business and back then it was all about ‘rankings’.

Old way of doing SEO

Today there are a number of factors to consider in regards to SEO. ‘Semantic search’ is the main driver and conversion the main goal, not rankings.

Semantic search is where Google returns information on the page, not the description the website creator input, back to the searcher. An example of this would be to take the ‘Plumber Bristol’ example. A few years ago you would have concentrated on ranking the business for “Plumber Bristol”, “Plumber in Bristol” and perhaps “Emergency Plumber Bristol” – although this still holds true for businesses that offer a solution for ‘distress purchases’ (where time and a solution outweigh the need for information and advice) better practice throughout a website is to add content that offers advice and guidance and includes ‘long tail keywords’ (3 or 4 word searches) such as “Emergency plumber with free callout in Bristol” or “Reviews for an Emergency Plumber near me”. Google wants the user to have the best experience and find the relevant information quickly, and semantic search achieves this. This is also sensible for a business owner. Would you rather your website was found by a searcher looking for “Plumber Bristol” where they could be after information, looking to get a job, looking for a plumbing service that you may not offer, or for a specific and targeted search such as “best emergency Plumber near BS7″? “Plumber Bristol” will get you a website visitor, being found for “best emergency Plumber near BS7″ will get you a customer.

In terms of keywords this is the largest change Google have made and it is here to stay. SEO or digital marketing is no longer about where you rank, but how many different search terms you can be found for and their conversion in to paying customers.

Website Content

A few years ago (and only 2 or 3 years ago) Google suggested to professional SEO Agencies that 300 words on a page was sufficient content. Last year they stated the MINIMUM should be at least 500 words.

Every day I am asked to review a website by a potential customer – and most of them have between 150 to 250 words on a page. This is common practice. There are two ways to look at this. Either Google has to change it’s expectations as most websites do not meet their grade or another way to look at this is as an easy way to jump the competition by simply adding content to your website. Do you think Google will lower it’s expectations or expect websites to improve to their standard? Google released the ‘mobile friendly’ update knowing that somewhere around 80% of websites would need to be upgraded – and they did it anyway as it benefitted over 50% of there users. Quality content effects 100% of their users.

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Before spending your hard earned money on an elliptical, you should be certain that you are getting the best in terms of quality as well as value for your money. The best resource for finding out about various elliptical trainers is to read up on some trainer reviews and looking through more than one will help you well in your decision on a particular make and model. After all, you will not want to waste your money on something that will turn out to be nothing better than rubbish. And to also know how much will the trainer cost and which would be ideal for your particular needs. A review can also provide you with the details concerning the newest machine in the market. Not only providing you the healthy benefits to an elliptical machines, it can also offer you a frank view on what to expect in one.

Nevertheless, before read-through of various elliptical machine reviews, you need to first consider what are the factors that will be applicable in rating various elliptical trainers. Since these reviews are more often than not experiences from various consumers of the product around the globe, each one are full of information about the product as well as their first-hand experience from using it. Therefore, it pays to know that various elliptical trainer reviews will look into on three particular groups, as far as price is concerned which include economy, mid-range as well as commercial. Having spending the time reading up different elliptical reviews, you would find one particular elliptical make that stands out from the rest and that is the Proform 20.0. You would do well to consider the many diverse remarkable features that are offered on different ellipticals, and it is also possible to program dissimilar ellipticals to do different things with your next workout. According to my elliptical reviews, the Proform 20.0 is selling at around eight hundred dollars and clearly, for that price comes stuffed with many features such as an iPod and MP3 player which are accompanied by superb pair of speakers which means you can channel to the music and enjoy your workout at the same time.

On top of this, these elliptical workouts tell you that the Proform 20.0 allows you to make use of the speakers as your very own electronic coach. This electronic coach will help you get through the different steps. Keep an eye out for reviews which stresses the health benefits and price of a certain product. These are almost two of the most widely sought subject when consumers are looking for the best machine for their needs. These topics are generally assessment on different products and how they would change the overall workout session of the consumer, and if the features validate its total costs. As such, some trainers will be suggested because they are of the right power and because they are steady as well as come with longer warranties while others may rate the trainer according to how even are the ride and how simple the trainer to operate is.

healthy people running on threadmill at sport club representing sport recreation exercise and healthy lifestyle concept

Beside from the cost of the product, these categories of reviews should include the most essential health benefits like calories burned, muscle groups and cardiovascular benefits that you could get from the machine that you are planning to buy. Sometimes, you might be able to find trainer reviews being written on certain web sites and which may be prejudiced or simply individual opinions and though they may help you make a decision on a particular trainer, you still need to use caution before making a decision. Some companies may even pay others to put in writing good or bad reviews depending on which brand is being evaluated – which is from theirs or the competitors.

Another useful review that you should pay consider to is the strength of the product as well as the maintenance costs to keep it in good operating condition. It is quite true that most consumers in the market just buy the product without knowing its sturdiness and maintenance, depending everything on the cost rather than the actual design of the product and benefits of the product.

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Getting a date and going out with someone is real easy but when it comes to the matter of telling them that you love them most people seem to stumble. One of the biggest fears most people have is the fear of rejection and often due to this they never confess their love to their mate. You see rejection often comes when your approach is wrong. This is the major reason why you must know this at all costs. Read on to discover how to tell someone that you love them and achieve earth shattering results extremely fast.

Tell him/her what they really mean to you- It’s always better to express love before you actually verbally say it. You see when there are strong feelings involved your mate will never refuse. Make your mate feel extremely special in your company and you should always try to bring joy in their life. And when you feel the moment is right you must tell them how much you love them & not be confused by thinking how to tell someone you love them

Search for that perfect moment- You see the timing and the moment has a strong role to play when it comes to the matter of expressing your love for someone. You must make sure that the time and the moment are perfect as saying I love you at the wrong time might spoil your chances forever. The best time would be when you and your mate are having a great time together and everything seems to be going perfect.

How to face rejection? – Well here is a sneaky trick where you can easily escape rejection. If you said I love you and your partner shows dry feelings or you might feel he/she is about to reject you then quickly say “I was kidding”. You see doing this would save you a lot of embarrassment.

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A flood is a natural phenomenon that can occur anywhere that have harmful effects on people and the environment, it brings too much water damage in a certain place. There are many reasons or causes of flood, it can be developed and may happen very quickly over a short period of time due to heavy rain that cause river and/or seas to over flow their banks that may happen anytime, anywhere even without warning or signs.

It is very dangerous, it may bring tragedies, and it can damage your home and may bring property loss. Before a flood could happen make sure that you are ready. Make sure that you do not have valuable items and appliances in your basement. Get a flood insurance, it will help you restore everything after a flood happens. And also, make sure your fuse box or the main breaker and utility meters are raised above the flood level in your home because water and electricity cause electrical spark that can cause fireand to avoid electrical shock. It is better to check your local building officials or city engineers, if you are not sure what your flood level is.

Water damage is any damage done by water like the flood and could also happen inside your home like a leak on your sink. This water damage causes wetness or dampness that helps the growth of moisture-related mold and mildew that are toxics, and bring reactions such as immune disorders, pathogenic disease and cancer, and also causes an allergic reactions like headaches, disorientation and dizziness, nausea, diarrhea, chronic asthma, open sores, rashes and chronic fatigue.

Water damage can cause molds, it can be found everywhere; they are microscopic organisms that produce enzymes that digest organic matter to reproduce spores. They are part of the fungi family; it also includes yeast and mildews. In nature, mold plays a key role in the decomposition of leaves, wood and other plant debris because without mold, we wouldn’t have great foods and medicines, such as cheese and penicillin. A problem starts when mold starting to digest organic materials like our homes.

Once the mold has settled in your home due to water damage, they need moisture to begin growing. They can grow on wood, ceiling tiles, wallpaper, paints, carpet, sheet rock, and insulation. To control mold, we need to control moisture in our house.

There are many reasons for water damage and are requiring an adequate care to avoid the water damage that can occur in your residence or place like checking and fixing regularly any drips.

Providing attention to the roof is also very important. A leaking roof can do more damage due to rain than a leaking faucet. With a leaking roof, it is possible to have damage that the water might turn into mold. Click Here for more details..

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An online dating agency is the place where singles converge in search for love. They sign up to services that will see them matched to suitable partners. The agencies will invite as many profiles as possible which will then be used to match singles. In the United States alone, there are over 100 dating agencies online. Never mind those agencies that are cropping up everyday. But why are these agencies very popular?

First, you need to consider the need for companionship. It is a need that we human beings cannot escape. To fulfill these need, we find the most efficient way to do this. Our busy lives will not allow the same old traditional ways of dating. This is a sure way to have diversity in our connections. An online dating agency has to provide good services to ensure members are satisfied. There are several things that will make an online dating agency superior than others. First, the issue of security. This being a mainstay for online predators, an agency has to protect its members. There are several ways to do this. The most important thing is to ensure that clients know that the agency is committed to security. Their policy on this must be very clear. Checking members for criminal backgrounds ensures that no offender has his or her profile in the data bank. There is another group of ‘offenders’ that singles do not want near them. They are the married people. They are prohibited from participating in the singles forum, usually, an online dating agency will have a stern warning for them. Do you know the Leading dating and matchmaking agency in Switzerland ?

A good online dating agency will have a balanced ratio of women to men. If there is no form of balance, the service will be deemed to provide a low quality service. Know how many profiles are present and, know the number of women to men. There are exceptions when it comes to gay agencies. The other thing is simplicity. Singles do not want any jargon when looking for a soul mate. Agencies that are concise and clear will be more popular with singles. The other thing is cost. Many agencies provide a quality free service. Singles love free and fair prices. The bottom line will have to be the prospects of finding a good partner using this service. Agencies that like conning members are short lived. Such agencies constantly ask for fees you never agreed to. It is therefore very vital to read terms and conditions before you agree to anything. Success stories are always an attraction to a good agency. Every single who wishes to join an agency should read them. Not only will they be encouraged, but they will look forward with a positive attitude. Make a habit of reading reviews for agencies. This way, you will know what to expect even as you make your decision. It is exciting to sign up to these services knowing that you will come out with something or someone special. Take every dating advise from these agencies.

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You have probably seen labels on DVDs and may even have thought about printing them yourself for your personal DVD collection. With the many advancements in printing technology, you can now print the labels from your own home with the help of a printer. Today most people use inkjet printers for printing on labels. The introduction of inkjets made printing on labels a very simple task.

Just a few years ago, printing these types of labels was a time consuming task, and the quality was poor. Today most people use inkjet printers or laser printers for orienting and printing the labels. But due to their cheapness, inkjet printers are more preferred by ordinary people for printing labels.

Inkjet printers make use of different ink tanks filled with 4 to 6 colors for label printing. The inkjet printer labels are available in different sizes on the market. They are manufactured by most of the major brands in the printing industry including HP, Lexmark, and Canon. You can choose the shape of inkjet printer labels from a wide range of choices. This includes square, rectangular and circular labels. But if you want to print on these labels effectively it is very important to have an adequate knowledge of label printing software and printers.

You can choose designs for your label from a wide range of choices. Most of the templates can be easily retrieved from the internet. There are thousands of websites on the internet offering free templates for your inkjet printer labels. There are also scratch resistant templates on the market.

If you don’t like the templates you find on the internet then you can make your own designs with the help of Microsoft Word. The help section in Microsoft Word will teach you the basic knowledge you will need for template designing. But if you want to design labels that come with complex color combinations and patterns you can try professional template designing software.

Are your labels missing the price and quality of Revay Labels. When you are designing templates, to get the best results it is highly recommended that you draw a border on the inkjet printer label so that your template will be accurate. You can try drawing the border a little larger as it will be beneficial after printing.

Before printing on the label it is highly recommended that you read the user manual of the printer. It will help you to learn more about the choices available for printing labels. You can also change the settings of the printer so that it is suitable for label printing. As this is an advanced operation you must attempt this only after going through the manual thoroughly. Once you have a thorough understanding of your printer, you can use your imagination to create unique patterns and designs for your labels.

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Traveling can be very stressful sometimes – no matter if you are traveling to another domestic city for business or to a foreign country for pleasure, airport transfer services can truly come in handy. After a long flight, the last thing you want or need is to rent a car and start driving to your hotel. This is where the airport transfers step in and make sure you get a comfortable ride all the way to your destination. Available for executives, families, small or large groups as well as for individual clients, airport transfers are a great alternative to taxis, buses or other means of public transportation. The transfer is done with a clean private car, and it can surely add value to your overall trip.

Airport transfers have changed over the years, and everybody can now enjoy cost-effective and hassle-free transfers to and from the airport, without having to worry about anything. No hidden fees, no paperwork to worry about and, most importantly – you will not have to wait in line either! Taxis are always an option, but sometimes they can be hard to find and ridiculously expensive, especially if you are not from around the area and the driver can tell that right away – when that happens, some drivers tend to take the longest route. Why should you pay extra, when you can enjoy the same comfort and quality at a fraction of the price? Here you will find out more about the benefits of airport transfer services, and why you should consider these services next time you book a flight!

Convenient And Accessible

First and foremost, airport transfers are very simple and straightforward: once you have reached your destination, the driver will load your luggage into the car and take you straight to your destination. Perhaps the most notable advantage of airport services over renting a car is that there is no paperwork to be worried about: no lengthy contracts and no fine prints at the bottom of the page. The airport transfer car will be out there waiting for you, even if your flight is delayed or your baggage is lost – unlike it happens with renting a private airport car, which can be very time-consuming and bothersome. You know exactly what you get, and your transfer will take place in a very transparent manner. All you have to do is to book the airport transfer service in advance, and it will wait for you outside the airport, thus helping you save a lot of time.

Safe And Efficient

If you plan to travel to a foreign country, then you should know that airport transfers are great if you are not familiar with the local driving rules and regulations. There are some slight differences from one country to another, so why risk getting a speeding ticket or even having your driver’s license suspended because of something you are not familiar with? Airport transfers are the best choice in this case: you can count on the driver to take you to your destination quickly and safely, for he is not only familiar with the local legislation, but he also knows the language. You do not have to worry about getting lost, especially if you are traveling to a big city. I must say Airport Transfers Jamaica is best for providing Airport Transfers.

Cost-Effective

Another benefit of opting for airport transfer services is that you can choose different package deals – there are several different offers at your disposal, and all you have to do is to focus on the one that best meets your budget and your needs.

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It is interesting to note that individuals tend to dress in a way that reveals their personality and values.

The other day I met a gentleman who was wearing a Saskatchewan Roughrider cap. When I teased him by saying “You are a brave individual to wear that hat in public” he replied “Hope springs eternal”. You see the football team has had a horrible year and at that point their statistics were nine losses and no wins. My friend showed both courage and loyalty in his choice of apparel! By the way, he was also wearing a University of Lethbridge jacket. Another show of support on his part!

I will recommend you to buy and wear Dinosaur T Shirt which is in trending these days. Sometimes people choose designer clothing for their wardrobe. I’m not sure if they like it, believe it is made better or think that it is an important status symbol to dress in brand-names.
Others choose wardrobes that communicate messages in print such as “Baby on board” or “Security”. Still others wear items that were purchased at their favourite vacation spot or at a concert.

Often charities produce shirts in special colours with logos for their walkathons or fundraising events. Names on clothing might promote a sports team, business association or just the name of the person who is wearing the item.

Photos or words can be humourous or can carry a serious message. My older son, for example, is a computer “geek”. He has a shirt with lights that flash in the same way as a computer that it “booting up”. He thinks this is so cool because it announces to the world what he is passionate about…

Style of clothing can reveal a lot about a person. For example, I tend to wear dresses in the summer and pants in the winter because of our climate conditions. Those who purchase classic items can have a consistent look despite changes in style over time.

When we were young my aunt used to say “Dress for the job you want, not the one you already have”. You see beliefs influence actions. The other day, when I was having my nails done, there was another customer who was wearing pajamas! I guess comfort was her primary goal.

Sometimes we have choices and sometimes we don’t. I think it is sad when someone dresses in a provocative fashion thinking that they look attractive and not realizing that not all those around them agree!

Many agencies and businesses have a dress code and most parents also have expectations about what their teenagers should be wearing. Clothing that is too small or too large is not flattering. Colour also plays an important part in setting a mood and helping us look our best (or worst).

So, this week’s homework is to think about how you dress and what message you are conveying to yourself and others. Do you feel good about what is hanging in the closet and on your body? If not, get rid of it and start focusing on who you really are and what you really want to communicate to the world.

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Everyone knows that the engagement rings is the most precious jewelry for the person who buy’s it and the person who person who receives it on engagement night. The most traditional and old style of the engagement ring is round bright of diamond mostly. This is the awesome way to share your feelings with your life partner by giving such an experience gift but some time classic rings or traditional didn’t meet the style you looking for.

The second best way as an alternative to the traditional rings is to use the wooden rings. The wooden rings are something unique and non-traditional engagement rings you can give to your life partner. It also looking very elegant and much less expensive as compare to the traditional diamond ring. Because this ring not has costly diamond on it, it’s made up of wood.

Wooden ring crafted much narrow as compared to traditional ring without compressing the ring structure. So the wooden ring is much more comfortable than traditional. It’s also very light weight because it’s made up of wood whereas the traditional ring has very heavy stone on it! Which is very difficult to wear it for long period of time? Also traditional rings are less durable you have to take care of it as much as possible because if you don’t care of it can get black due to water and stone can be dropped out of it which causes huge loss.

It’s not easy to make an elegant looking, simple and beautiful wooden ring, so there are few best online stores to buy best wooden rings for your life partner.

But one more thing you must keep in your mind while buying the wooden ring is that your partners mind because you are buying for his/her and it will be on his/her choice. If your partner likes traditional ring never buy wooden one it will hurt her and also mess up your engagement night. But if your partner likes new latest trends go for the wooden one it will be the best ring of this modern world.

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How to Choose a Web Design Firm

Simple. You do your homework on them. Then, you start asking questions and taking notes. There are plenty of web designers available. You want to go with the best because, in fact, your web designer is in essence your partner. You want to choose a designer that takes YOUR business seriously.

What questions do you ask?

There are several important questions to ask when choosing a web designer for your business web site.

Creating your web site can be a tricky process. Choosing the best web design firm for your business web site is a very important decision. And if your company is like most small businesses, you probably do not have web design experience. Building your web site will take time and work. And working with a web designer is no easy task. So choose the right web design company from the start and avoid do-over’s, which can be costly and time consuming.

1. What kind of web experience do you have?

For starters, find out what kind of design experience your potential design firm has. Do they have experience with content management systems such as Joomla or Drupal, do they have experience working with “raw” HTML? Has the web design company created web sites similar to yours? Do they have relevant industry experience? If you want to sell products through your web site and accept credit card payments, does the web design company you are considering have experience with ecommerce hosting?

2. Do you have a portfolio that I can review?

An experienced web design company will have a solid portfolio of web sites that they have created for other clients. Ask for links to other site the design company has created and review each one. Do you like what you see? Do the sites have a style that appeals to you?

3. Do you have any references?

In addition to reviewing web sites, ask for customer references. Contact their clients and ask them about their experience with the web design company. Were they happy with the results? Did they get what they paid for? How much did they pay? Would they recommend them? How long did it take? What didn’t they like about the company? How responsive was the company when they had questions?

4. What are your prices?

The most important step in pricing is to make sure the potential design company outline all of the prices associated with the work and puts it all in writing. Never enter into a deal unless all of the costs are well understood up front.

Ask them a bit about how they manage payments. If they respond in a very business-like and professional manner, this is a good sign. If they throw out answers like – “Don’t worry, we’ll manage” or “Whatever you are comfortable with”, don’t be fooled. This is trouble waiting to happen. Get the price in writing before you begin the project.

5. Do you have experience with search engine optimization?

Most small business owners do not have it in their budget to hire a separate marketing firm to work on search engine optimization (SEO), so it imperative that your web designer have experience in SEO. A good designer will know that design and SEO go hand-in-hand. Designing a web site for search engines with “clean” code that utilizes cascading style sheets is essential to getting your content indexed in the leading search engines, such as Google and Bing.

6. Do you have experience with social media marketing?

Many marketing firms do know the first thing about social media marketing. These firms are stuck in the past and are not as effective as they pretend to be. Be sure that you work with a designer that knows how to setup a Facebook fan page for your business and design a customized Twitter profile. This is important because you will want your social media properties to mesh with the design of your web site. The web site and social media pages should complement one-another.

7. What is your process for designing or building a web site?

Make sure you ask your potential web design company about the process that they use? Do they design a web site or do they build a web site? An experienced Internet professional should understand the difference between these two concepts. If they don’t, they’re probably not as experienced as they claim to be. Building a web site is a highly technical process, while designing a web site is a highly creative process. Many advertising firms specialize in web site design which does not necessarily require any web development skills whatsoever. At the same time, many firms design web sites, yet out-source the creative portion of the project. Find out from the beginning what the process if for the firm that you are considering.

8. How long will it take?

Perfectionism can be a huge stumbling block in the fast paced world of the Internet. Some designers are unable to compromise between quality and time to market needs. Test: See how long it takes until you receive a proposal.

9. What type of support is offered after web site launch?

If your design firm does not offer web site maintenance, you might want to continue looking. Most reputable design firms will offer “post-launch” maintenance for companies that do not have an in-house webmaster.

10. Which web hosting providers do you work with?

If your design firm does not know the first-names of the contact at their favorite web design firm, then this should raise a red flag. Most reputable web designers know not to choose a web host simply because they are the most popular or because they offer the cheapest web hosting. A reputable web design firm should know who to call and how to get results! Does your web designer work with a green hosting company? Environmentally-friendly web hosting is becoming more and more popular for business web sites looking to implement an eco-policy.

Getting a little recognition on the W3 is hard, even in a niche market (especially in a niche market). You have less than 10 seconds to convince a site visitor to stick around long enough to learn about the quality of your services, your products or your message. Web surfers are jagged out on information overload. If they don’t see what they want to see on your home page or a landing page, they bounce. So, making a statement about your corporate culture and your business’ core values has to happen in the blink of an eye. Visitors will never even see the “About Us” page if you don’t create a good impression – in 10 seconds. So, go green! An emblem or banner proclaiming that you employ green hosting makes an immediate statement about your on-line business. It says you care about the environment.

Do your homework when choosing a web design firm.

Good designers are creative people that need to think out of the box. Finding a good web designer is getting harder and harder. The good designers are being snatched by agencies and large projects. They are overloaded with work and often, you won’t know about them because they don’t have time (or need) to market themselves. Doing your homework and asking the right questions is important to decide if they are right for the job.

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Water damage repairs are necessary to ensure that the structure of the house is safeguarded and protected from deterioration. As we all know, Water damage is a big concern for many homeowners. It is a form of loss that results from the intrusion of water across specific areas or an entire level of the property. The damage can be minor and progressive and it could also be catastrophic with instant results. The damage is a big contributor to the loss of property value. Flooding, rainfall and stagnant water can result to a number of risks like the weakening of the soil foundation, damage to home interiors, electrical devices, rotting and others. Any homeowner should aim to minimize the risks and prevent future damage. This is critical to keep the home safe and maintain its market value. I will recommend water damage Oakland

Risks levels caused by water damage

Water damage repairs can address a number of risks. There are several kinds of damage caused by water. The first level is due to clear water. It could be broken pipes or water spots. The second level is caused by gray water that could be filled with contaminants. It could be sewage water, or failure of water dependent devices to discharge the water out. Lastly, there is damage caused by black water that could be caused by catastrophic events and could be difficult to fix.

Is it safe to go DIY?

When considering water damage repairs, there are some conditions that can be addressed simply by DIY methods. If the damage has not seeped through various systems across the home and can be mitigated by simple repairs, then it might be relevant to do it yourself. However, most water damage shows symptoms when the condition it is already widespread. Plywood and other wooden structures that have been moistened by leaking pipes, ice dams or broken roofs can lead to build up of mold and mildew, causing illness. Such problems can lead to multiple structural and health concerns. Therefore, fast and immediate action is necessary for any homeowner.

Getting a restoration contractor

A restoration service is most beneficial for homes with massive and instantaneous damage like plumbing issues, sewage problems, flooding, hurricane damage and other events that could last more than 24 hours. These particular damages can make the home uninhabitable. It could also lead to health risks due to the growth of microorganisms. Such damages need to be addressed by experts since it is not just on the surface where the problem can settle. The foundation of the house can experience damage as well. Hence, for most damage cause by water, it would be best to have the help of an expert in dealing with them.

Water-related damage has always been a big concern for many homeowners and to address both mild and severe issues, getting the help from restoration services can be critical to:

– find out the extent of the risk using state of the art equipment
– make the room/home habitable again
– protect your family from microorganisms that are present in stagnant, dirty water
– safeguard the goods such as furniture or electronics from risks
– Keep interiors and exteriors in top shape after the damage.

Damages incurred from water can be devastating. It is important to do something about it fast and effectively. With minor or large scale damage, it would be best to get advice from expert doing water damage repairs to ensure a home that is dry and safe from future risks that could happen. Investing on quality restoration service is then necessary for any homeowner as it will make sure that their homes are secure at all times.

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Vacuum sealers have been around for some time, but there are many things you may not know about them. First of all, no vacuum cleaners are involved, however, a lot of suction is. Vacuum sealers are used to protect and preserve food. There are a few things you should know about vacuum sealers before making a purchase, starting with the different kinds of sealers available.

Vacuum sealers are ideal for packaging a wide variety of foods. You see food in the grocery store packaged this way all the time, whether you realize it or not. Beef jerky, salmon steaks, potato chips and dried fruit are just a few of the items you may find.

Vacuum sealers essentially remove or replace natural air. In the case of beef jerky, 99.99 percent of the air is removed, making it near impossible for bacteria to cultivate. With potato chips, natural air (which includes life giving oxygen) is removed and replaced with an inert gas, such as nitrogen. Because potato chips are so fragile, removing 99.9 percent of the air would damage the product.

There are two main types of vacuum sealers used for packaging food. These are external and chamber vacuum sealers. Both sealers are used to remove air, but have different purposes and are used for a range of different products. Before making a vacuum sealer purchase, be sure you are getting the right kind.

External vacuum sealers are similar to the models seen on TV or sold in a department store for home use. This doesn’t mean all external vacuum sealers are for home use. Some external vacuum sealers are designed for industrial packaging use.

With an external vacuum sealer, place your product in a bag and place the open end into the sealer. The sealer will remove the air and seal the open end, preventing air from re-entering the bag. External vacuum sealers cannot be used with delicate products such as potato chips due to the fact they cannot replace the air with an inert gas.

Chamber vacuum sealers are the most common machines used for industrial packaging. Chamber vacuum sealers still use bags, like the external models, but the packaging process is much different.

With a chamber sealer, the product is placed in a bag, after which the entire bag is placed in the chamber. Once ready, the chamber hood is pulled down. The machine then removes 99.9 percent of the air within the chamber and seals the open end of the bag. The atmosphere within the camber is then returned back to normal. The sealed bag is now vacuum packaged and ready for sale or storage. Part of the process, if needed, can involve removing the air and replacing it with an inert gas. The amount of air removed from the chamber can also be adjusted as needed.

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Training Material delivers real benefits for employee development. Some benefits are inherent in all online training courses. But it’s also important to look for specific features that deliver a personalised approach to your online training.

Firstly, here are four benefits that apply to online training in general:

Flexible – Online training allows you to fit your training around your lifestyle and work schedules. You meet your individual needs for professional development, and at the same time organizations get better trained employees. But you still have time for personal, family and work obligations.

Anywhere Access – Online training is web-based so you can log in from anywhere: home, office or when working remotely. Because you are not tied to a fixed location to complete training, this reduces the tyranny of travel. And if your project or work schedules change, you can still carry out your training online. This is beneficial for both individuals and organizations.

Anytime Access – Learn at your own pace and time. Have you ever been in a face-to-face course and thought – This is boring, I wish they’d speed up!” or “Hmm, didn’t get that, but don’t really feel comfortable asking a question… ” Learning something well takes time. With online learning you choose the time and pace that suits you best. You study when it is convenient for you and for time periods that match your concentration span. It’s your choice and engaging in the training process when you choose to leads to better training and development.

Cost-effective – Course costs are reduced and there are no down time, travel or accommodation costs. Online training has the smallest carbon footprint and is the most sustainable learning solution. Studies show that online learning is generally 25% to 60% shorter than face to face training on the same subject. Since the largest cost of any training is personal time spent in training, this makes a big difference to the bottom line and also frees up personal time.

These are the global advantages of online training. But take a closer look and make sure you choose online courses with the following features that offer a personalized approach to learning:

Interactive – One of the best things about online courses is the online community, so look for courses that have an active online network where you can share ideas and knowledge. Online learning is not done in isolation and engaging with your online colleagues pays dividends. Everyone has valuable comments to make and questions to ask. Everyone has the same opportunity to contribute to discussion forums and practical exercises, whether you are confident and extroverted or quieter and more reflective. Online training makes it easier to have an equal say and leads to a more collaborative and richer learning experience, as you share and discuss your ideas and share in the experience of others.

Practical and relevant – Look for courses that have been developed by professionals with real-life experience and that will give you practical skills to advance your career. Then, when the course is finished you can apply the knowledge you have gained in a practical way. Does a course teach you the key things you need to know? Does it offer opportunities for you to test your learning and practice your skills so that you are confident to apply those new skills in the workplace?

Expert Support – Check that your online training course has a Course Facilitator. Well qualified Course Facilitators should be available to moderate discussion forums and help you with any queries. Everyone needs help at times and this one-to-one contact enhances your learning because you are not left in a learning vacuum where you are unsure about any aspects.

Track Progress – Look for online training where your progress is recorded, so that you have the opportunity to go back and review and retrace your training journey. This enhances learning and retention. It also allows the Course Facilitator to check your progress and see where you may need help or encouragement. Ideally your progress through the online course should be recorded by a digital learning management system. This means when you complete the course you get a unique Certificate of Completion that shows the equivalent hours of CPD and the training outcomes achieved.

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The garage is one place that most people will take for granted. However, it also needs to be taken good care of. Stylish garage doors can add great value to a home and also make life easier. This is considering that you have the freedom to choose among the huge variety of door openers. With some of the openers in place, you won’t have to get out of your car to manually open the door. They offer loads of convenience, making life easier for many. If you have a great garage door in place, you might need repair services to keep it in top shape.

The repair services

Most of repair service providers will tackle any kind of repair that your garage door requires. Besides the repairs, professional providers will also take care of any rollers and springs that need replacing in the process. This is because the springs and the rollers can get old and ineffective or break over time. With the repairs, you will get your garage door functioning as good as new. I will recommend Garage Door Repair Los Angeles. Other services that you stand to enjoy with the door repairs include:

  • Repair of squeaky doors
  • Repair of broken doors
  • Repair of garage door openers
  • Repair and replacement of the springs, cables and rollers

How to choose a good repair company

When doing garage door repairs, it is important to seek the services of professionals. This will be a simple way of ensuring that you get great value from the repairs that you get. It can be frustrating to have shoddy repairs done only for the door to go back into bad shape within a very short period of time. Luckily, there are very good companies that have the expertise to offer you the kind of value that you deserve with your door. When choosing a repair company:

Consider the experience: years of experience in door repairs will make it easy for the company to handle whatever problem you are facing. You will also be sure that the staff understands what they are doing with the door.

Consider the hardware: this is considering that some of the companies will offer you even the hardware that is needed for the repairs or replacements. A company that offers you warranty on the hardware is confident in the quality of what it is offering you.

Consider the services: a good garage door repair company will cover most of the problems that arise with the doors. To be on the safe side, however, always look at the list of services that your company of choice has for you. You also want to settle for a company that offers emergency services to cater to your needs as soon as they arise.

Consider the prices: the prices of the services that you get can be determined by the problem at hand and the hardware that is needed to take care of it. Most repair companies will have reasonable service rates. It is reasonable to pay an amount that matches with the quality of the services that you get with your garage door repairs.

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Make a Wedding Plan

Immediately Upon Engagement Decide on a Wedding Date

There are people you really want at your wedding. Give them as much notice as possible that they should set aside the date for you. If the wedding will involve travel and an over-night stay for guests, it’s important to let them know that as soon as possible. It will be helpful for you to get early feedback on who may not be able to attend the wedding.

Set your budget

Your budget is the single biggest wedding decision to make after the decision to get married itself. Consider the range of projects you need or want to take on during your first year of marriage: honeymoon, buy a house, start a family, start or continue post-secondary education, buy a car, travel. Calculate the cost of these projects. The wedding costs will compete with these other projects. Calculate the money you will have from all sources for the wedding and your other projects. This will help establish the maximum amount of money you can spend on the wedding. From this calculation, all other spending decisions about the wedding will follow. It’s a terrible idea to borrow any money from any source for your wedding.

Select your bridal party.

There are hundreds of details involved in planning the wedding and in getting through the wedding day.Your bridal party can be a huge help in handling these. Everything from RSVP tracking to picking up the flowers can and should be delegated. Can every member of the bridal party afford a bridesmaid’s dress or a tuxedo? Is every member of the bridal party physically fit and mature enough to shoulder the responsibilities involved? Be objective.

Choose your theme. [modern, vintage, classic, rural, contemporary, etc.]

It’s your wedding. Within reason and the bounds of good taste you should have what you want regardless of who will pay some of the expenses. Have faith in your own judgment and taste.

First Review & Planning  Session

All the above should happen almost immediately. Once you square away these 4 foundations of your wedding, what follows are estimated time frames for everything to follow. Buy a binder, a hole punch and index tabs to collect & organize these details. Start a spread sheet to track all expenses. This is your wedding plan. Check it & update it often.

12-18 Months OutCeremony Location

Your caterer may have suggestions about where to hold your ceremony. You may have seen a pretty location yourself. Since many couples no longer get married in a church many reception locations have a “chapel” or an additional area for a wedding ceremony, . A wedding arch decorated with flowers can make a ceremony setting take shape almost anywhere you want. Will a botanical garden or public park permit wedding photographs? At what charge? What is Plan B in the event of rain?

Reception Location/Caterer

This choice will be a function of a number of things: how many guests you are having, how far they have to travel, what kind of wedding (cocktail, plated service, etc.), your budget and what you both like.

The number of weddings in almost any part of the country is greater than the number of available beautiful reception venues. That means competition for venues and rising prices in a seller’s market. (It’s called supply and demand). Will a venue permit an outside caterer? Is the outside caterer charged for permission to serve food there? Is there a kitchen that the caterer may use or will food be brought to the venue already prepared hours before dinner? Will a kitchen have to be set up on site? Is the venue air conditioned? Does it have sufficient washrooms, coat check & racks with hangers, parking?

For outdoor weddings, caterers should have a list of beautiful and functional venues. Consider having your wedding on the property of a friend or relative. As farm weddings & country weddings become ever more popular consider rural venues that the Ministry of Food and Agriculture or a local 4H club can suggest.

Cottage weddings on a distant lake are more remote. Consider the expertise of your caterer in providing service well off the beaten path. How well equipped are they for off-site catering? How will the location impact the need for overnight accommodation? Will you need late night transport between the cottage and hotels? Are there Bed & Breakfast Inns in the area where guests can stay close to the wedding? Could the wedding be held at such an Inn instead of at the cottage? Parking and washrooms are critical for a cottage wedding, as is the potential for tense neighbour relations due to traffic congestion, trespass and late night noise.

DJ &/or Band

Your music choice will be a big part of how your celebration turns out. If the music is  too loud older guests will leave early. If you choose the wrong genre of music for your demographic it’s no fun. Before you pick a DJ ask if you can drop in on an event he is spinning the tunes for. You’ll get a pretty good idea if that D.J. is  for you. The same selection process applies to a band. Attend an event where they will play.. Ask for references and establish firm ground rules about arrival/set-up time, alcohol or drug use before and during the event, dress code, flirting, electrical & space needs, frequency & length of breaks. Plan your play list. You will need to feed the D.J. or band members, (& any other support staff you hire for the wedding). Make sure the caterer provides for this at an agreed upon price. I will recommend Fresno wedding dj

Photographer

Most photographers have a portfolio you can see to get an idea of their style. Packages with a set price are a good idea even if you are not budget conscious. Give your photographer a copy of the wedding day schedule and make sure he/she can stick with it. Most delays at weddings are the result of a photographer who falls behind & can’t stop taking one more shot. You will delay the rest of the wedding if you let the photographer take charge of the schedule. Your guests will be waiting.

Videographer

A nice addition to your wedding memories.

9-12 Months Out

Wedding Dress

Sometimes, brides pick a wedding dress FIRST. But, more often, other  factors such as theme, location, time of year and entertainment sway the dress decision. It may not be your dream to buy a wedding dress that someone else wore before but the potential savings are considerable. After all, you will wear this dress but once. On the other hand you will see it in pictures of the wedding for the rest of your life. You have a right be beautiful on your wedding day.

8-10 Months Out

Bridesmaids Dresses

If you can, get all the girls together for a full day of dress scouting. Keep budgets in mind and go for a style that will flatter a variety of body types. There is no excuse for any member of the wedding party to dress like a tart.

6-9 Months Out

Groomsmen Attire

Quite often the groom will get his rented tuxedo for FREE, since you ordered so many outfits.

Wedding Flowers

Make sure you have a budget in mind before you see your florist. Packages are always available and there is a big range in price, depending on the type of flowers you select and the complexity of the arrangement. Make a list of everyone who will need flowers that day so that you don’t forget anyone. Are flowers to go on each guest table, the head table, buffet or other tables? If the wedding will be on a property that your family owns, can the garden be planned a year before the wedding to coincide plant flowers that bloom in time for the wedding?

Centerpieces

You will need a rough idea of how many guests are attending. This tells you how many tables will need centerpieces. Although tall centerpieces are striking, they might make it difficult for guests to see each other over the arrangement. Try for a low, simple arrangement that adds colour but doesn’t take up too much space on the table. This is critical for platter or family style service.

For rural or cottage weddings, centre pieces made from birch bark, wood, or natural fibers can be charming. Remember to consider the colours of linens, flowers, dresses. The centre pieces should complement these items. Can you make the centre pieces yourself with help from your friends?

Decorations

If you plan an elaborate themed wedding, you may want the help of a professional wedding decorator. These professionals have access to props and materials that you may have trouble finding. For simple decorations, like tulle and ribbon, you probably have at least one artistic friend that would love to help. Consider lighting as part of the decorations.

Order Invitations and Send invitations.

You need to spend real time considering who to invite without offending any friend or relative. Before inviting anyone you haven’t seen or spoken to in years remember that your wedding should be spent with people you care about and who care about you. Be diplomatic when Mom wants to invite her 200 year old great aunt that you’ve never met. But, be realistic as well.

Proofread the invitations several times. It’s hard to correct a printing error on something already in the mail. If the wedding will take place at a cottage or other hard to find location, include a map. Make sure that GPS or Google maps actually help find the location. If they don’t, your map & directions should tell people not to use them or else they will get lost. The map should include a “Help” phone number to call on the wedding day. If you create a web site or Facebook page for the wedding, refer to it in the invitation.

Dress Fitting Check

Make sure to weigh yourself before each fitting, so you can keep track close to the wedding day.

Your Wedding Plan

Schedule an evening with your fiancee to track how closely you have kept to your original budget and schedule. If you are way off course, now is the time to correct it.

4-6 Months Out

Book Bridal Shower

Although it’s usually a friend or family member who holds this event for you, you should be consulted on the date and location to make sure you will be available that day. You need to balance your role as a guest with your role as the bride at your own shower.

Book Bachelorette Party

This event is also hosted and arranged by a close friend or relative. Don’t schedule it too close to the wedding day. Hangovers are not the best way to start your wedding day!

Book Bachelor Party

This party has a reputation for getting out of control. Plan such entertainment as poker, for example, that will keep guests cool and calm.

Master or Mistress of Ceremonies

The seamless flow of the wedding day, both ceremony and reception, will depend on your M.C. He or she has real responsibilities. These include making sure: that the schedule is followed, that guests and suppliers arrive in the right place at the right time, that photos don’t run over time, that dinner service is explained, that guests are invited to the buffet table by table, that guest speakers, (including whoever will say Grace before dinner), are introduced and don’t run over time and that toasts are presented according to a planned sequence. This is a critical job and cannot be assigned to anyone immature or inarticulate.

3 Months Out

Taste Tests with your Caterer/Venue and your Baker.

A great chance to get a peek at your wedding dinner. Chances are you won’t notice food at your own wedding.

Hold Bridal Shower

You need to balance your role as a guest with your role as the bride at your own shower. Be diplomatic in giving an opinion on shower food and décor. Showers are generally held with little or no alcohol. It’s unforgivable for anyone to be drunk at a shower.

Hold Bachelorette Party

This will be your last wild ride for the foreseeable future. Have fun and remember the good times.

Hold Bachelor Party

More fun with the guys – enjoy this blast from the past.

Dress Fitting Check

Oops! Time to get back on the stationary bike and eat more salads.

4 Weeks Out

Begin to Finalize Details with Your Vendors.

All your guest responses should be in by now. Finalize guest numbers with your caterer or venue.

Final Dress Fitting Check

Yahoo! It fits!

Make sure you fill out your data sheets with all formalities for your DJ/Band: Music choices, bridal party names, dos and don’ts, etc.

Make salon appointments for manny, peddy, makeup, tanning, hair, etc.

1 Week Out

If you haven’t done so already finalize your timeline with your DJ, venue, caterer, photographer, florist and planner (if you hired one). The final timeline should be e-mailed to all of these suppliers. There are no excuses for being late or falling behind schedule.

3-5 Days Out

Pick Up Tuxes

Make sure you pay all your vendors, or prepare the cash/cheques for all your wedding day vendors.

Give the list and chequess to your Best Man or Maid of Honor, so that you don’t have to worry about these on your wedding day.

Wedding Day

YOU MADE IT! Be thrilled by the centuries of tradition & the love that you have just shared. Enjoy the day of your dreams.

Next Day

Leave for your honeymoon.

Take some time off from all the rush and just enjoy each other!

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Is the wedding venue available on our wedding day?

Sounds like an obvious first question doesn’t it, but you really need to ask it first. There is no point visiting a potential wedding venue, falling in love with the idea of getting married there and not being able to make your dreams happen because another bride and groom got there first.

If you’ve already chosen your special date, then we suggest you telephone the wedding venue ahead of the visit and state you can only make that date, if they are already booked up then get back to the list and find another fantastic wedding venue.

How many guests can be seated for a meal at the wedding venue?

This is fairly crucial, you don’t want to book a wedding venue that have a seating area for 250 people if you’re only inviting 60 to a sit down meal.

In turn you also want to ensure your guests can sit comfortably without being crammed into a small venue, or even worse, being left to feel as if they’re shoved in at the back, and can barely see the top table. Once you’ve got a rough idea of how many wedding guests are being invited, you need to make sure your chosen wedding venue suits your requirements.

Request to see a sample seating plan, ask about whether they have round tables, maybe even ask to see photos of previous wedding meals and how the tables are laid out. This will give you a good indication of whether you can seat your wedding party and ensure everyone is happy.

How many guests can the wedding venue accommodate for the wedding reception?

Some couples prefer to have a small and intimate wedding ceremony, and then follow that with the mother of all parties in the evening. If this is your plan, be sure that the wedding venue can accommodate this. You don’t want to have 200 evening guests descend on your wedding and find them all squeezed in, or unable to get to the bar. Again, the flip-side is that you don’t want to find out your wedding venue has a separate dance floor and bar area that resembles a barn – the single easiest way to have zero-atmosphere at your wedding reception is to find the wedding DJ or band playing to a half empty hall, with your wedding guests sitting around the edges not mingling.

What time can we access the wedding venue?

“Exclusively yours for the entire day!”… says their website. But what does that mean exactly? Each wedding venue will have their own rules of when you can access the building on your wedding day.

Simply confirm what time you can arrive ahead of the wedding, you don’t want to be left standing outside waiting for the cleaner to turn up.

Can the bridal party get ready at the wedding venue?

Maybe this is something the bride would prefer, instead of rushing around in the morning, why not ask the venue if they have the facilities for the bride to prepare for her wedding day in the comfort of her wedding venue.

Obviously you’ll want something nicer then a conference room, or a ladies changing room at a golf club, but if the wedding venue has a nice quiet comfortable room for the bride to arrive and perhaps have her hairdresser, make-up artist and the rest of her entourage help her prepare for her wedding day then all the easier.

Can we give you a CD of our wedding music for the bride’s entrance?

If you’re having a civil ceremony performed in an approved premises you won’t be able to use any music that has religious references in the song at all. By this we mean, terms like: Angels, Heaven, God etc etc. So no Robbie Williams ballads. The wedding venue will be fully aware of this and may have a CD of acceptable music, which is fine. However, if you want to make your wedding entrance to music of your choice you need to ensure that the wedding venue does actually allow this.

Assuming they are OK with you bringing along your own CD with your favourite song on it to play at the bridal entrance, it’s well worth dropping it off a day or two in advance to the wedding venue and asking them to test the CD on their player. You don’t want for them to try and play it as you’re nervously standing there only to find out your old CD is scratched or your CD-R won’t work on their machine.

The registrar will have to approve the songs you’ve chosen ahead of the wedding, but they should clarify all of this when you meet them.

Can we agree a timetable of the day, or are we set to your times?

Obviously a good wedding venue will suggest times to you, they’ll know how long each stage of the day will take. Ensure you can discuss the day’s timetable, agree when the ceremony will start (you’ll also need to approve that time with the registrar), plan how long the photos will take, agree the start time of the meal, decide what time to invite the evening wedding guests, and when the cutting of the cake and first dance will take place.

Can we bring our own drinks to the wedding venue, if not can we see the bar prices?

This is an interesting one, and well worth asking the question. Even if a wedding venue has a licensed bar available they still may agree that you could bring your own drinks along – even if it’s just fruit juices for the kids, it could save you money.

If you’re hiring a marquee at a venue, they will have a temporary bar for your guests – ask if you can stock the bar yourself, maybe even do a deal with someone who’ll buy all the booze for you and manage the bar for the night.

Should the wedding venue insist that you must use their bar facilities, ensure you ask to see the bar prices first, whether you or your guests are paying, no one wants a huge bar bill. Also check about wine served at the meal, and champagne for toasts.

Do we have to use your caterers, or can we instruct our own?

Some wedding venues insist that you must use their caters. This may be a restriction, however their own caters obviously have the knowledge of the venue and their kitchens, and would of catered for many weddings before – so maybe it’s not a bad thing.

However, it’s worth asking the question as if you are not committed to their caters you can shop around, and enjoy plenty of food tasting along the way.

If it’s raining, where would be the best spot to take our photos?

It won’t rain on your wedding day, surely not. Hopefully not. Maybe.

If the sun lets you down on the most important day of your life, you need a back-up plan. Have a good look around the wedding venue and ask where photos are normally taken during rainy days.

You really want to avoid having an awful backdrop indoors, when you were planning lovely photos out on the lawn. Most wedding venues are beautiful places anyhow, so they’ll be used to the British weather letting down brides before, and no doubt have a proffered beauty spot indoors to act as the back-drop for your wedding photographers to take your photos.

Is there a sound limiter on our wedding DJ or band?

Not a question most brides or grooms would consider asking, hence we threw it in the mix.

Unfortunately a lot of wedding venues in residential areas will be restricted to acceptable noise levels – this may mean your live entertainment loses some atmosphere on the dance floor. If you are planning a huge party for your wedding – check this first. I will recommend Paso Robles wedding dj

Do we need to order the full amount of guests for the buffet?

If you have 100 wedding guests in the evening, do you need to book a buffet for 100 people? You know that your mates will be more interested in the bar, most people who ate the wedding breakfast won’t be too hungry, so why not ask the wedding venue if you can just pay for 80% of the expected guests.

This way you’re saving some more money, and potentially saving wasted food at the end of the night.

Is there accommodation available at the wedding venue?

Maybe the wedding venue has a honeymoon suite available? A lot of weddings have visiting relatives from far afield, this means they’ll need somewhere to stay. You need to check in advance where you are going to spend your first night as a married couple, and if the venue has accommodation available then this could be your best option.

Even if you chosen wedding venue happens to be part of a hotel complex, you’ll still need to book accommodation for those who need it, so get your bookings in early.

Do you have a wedding cake stand we can use?

Your wedding cake needs to sit on something, it’s a focal point of your wedding day, and will set you back a fair few quid. No doubt the wedding cake maker will offer you a cake stand and knife for hire, but quite often the wedding venue will have a top quality cake stand ready for you.

If they do, it’s another little saving and one less thing to worry about.

Will there be any other weddings on at the same venue?

Why have we left this one so late? Well, it’s a personal choice whether you want a wedding venue entirely to yourself for the day, or whether you mind having another wedding party on the same day.

Whether it makes much difference or not depends on the size of the wedding venue. A small wedding venue may not have the space, or the different rooms for two large weddings.

You may find yourself sharing facilities, do you mind bumping into another bride?

Large hotels or golf clubs or private manor houses are often designed in a way that they can easily accommodate more then one wedding. Lets face it, weddings are big business so they want to attract as many as possible. If your chosen wedding venue will be playing host to more then one wedding on YOUR wedding day, ask to see where the two parties take place and ensure you’re comfortable with the idea.

What time does the bar shut, and what time do we have to leave?

Surely the most important question, what time can we party until? A good wedding venue will not go around at the end of the night throwing guests out of the door, however they will expect your wedding guests to leave at an appropriate time. Clarify with the venue what time is last orders at the bar, and what time does the music have to be finished by.

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Although your parents might not be too excited about it, taking a look at programs may be a good idea for you. Parents sometimes think that by taking a year off from school, you will be less likely to go back, but there are many advantages to these programs that you might want to explain to them, such as the fact that you will be learning, working, and that your future employers will like to see it on your resume. I will recommend Jewish gap year programs

If you are thinking about gap year programs, then it is important that you sign up with a company that has a good track record in the industry. Your future, and indeed your safety, will be in their hands, so make sure that you are dealing with a truly legitimate firm that is known for providing quality gap year programs to people in your country. Check their references and talk to people who have used them before.

Although you will certainly be expected to work during your gap year, you will also be paid, and you will also get a fair amount of time off from work to spend that money! That means that you can travel the country you are staying in, meet new people, and have great experiences that you just would never have at home.

Most people find that their gap year was the best year of their life, and the year that helped them finally decide what it was that they wanted to do with the rest of their life. Especially if you don’t know what you want to do yet, then going on a gap year is a great way to experience a new job, a new culture, and different people, and you may just be able to find your future calling in a field that you never even knew existed.

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For the longest time the Internet would scare people away when it came to earning money. They felt they could not handle the process. More and more people are trying to earn money online than ever before. Much of this can be attributed to the economy that has been struggling throughout the world. Even if you tell people how to make money online many times that still will not help. You think telling people how the process works is all you would need to do. The truth is many times it never works out for some people. Here is why for some making money online can be a real tough proposition.

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It is easy to lose focus when you come online for the very first time. People who have never tried to earn money online are star struck by all the opportunities that are available. With the world being your marketplace you have many different options. The key is not to lose your focus which many people do and that stops them from earning money.

After a few weeks or months online people tend to go their own way. Advice that is given is not use and they prefer to show people they need no one. This is a big mistake because the learning curve online can be very lengthy. By not taking advice it will just take longer to earn living online.

For people who think they need no money to earn online better get that out of their head. No matter what you do online many times you may need to put in some of your own money. Yes there are success stories that started with nothing, but those are rare.

You can be successful online, but it is not going to happen overnight. You must pay your dues and work hard for everything you get. We all would like instant success, but for most it does not happen that way. It is a process that will take time so bear that in mind.

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