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  • How To’s For Choosing The Best Man And Matron Of Honor

    The trick with having a wedding party is that eventually you’re going to have to choose someone to be the ‘best’ something. Women have it slightly easier because they can opt to have a Matron of Honor as well as a Maid of Honor, but even so, it’s a difficult decision to make. Any tips?

    Ladies first

    Many women feel the pressure of having to choose their ‘bestest’ friend for the honor of being Matron or Maid in their wedding. They feel like they are leaving one of their friends out or hurting their feelings.

    First of all, realize that the duty of being in the wedding party is enormous. The Matron of Honor has a lot to do before and during the wedding itself, so you will want to choose someone that you think can handle it. If you’re the bride, you may feel that you have to choose a family member as well, but that’s not necessary.

    You might include them as a part of the party, but if you have a really close friend that you want to bestow the honor upon, then do so. Find someone who isn’t overly busy or committed. If they live in the town that you’ll be married in, that’s great too. Even if you’re out of town, you’ll get to be able to visit each other and she can make arrangements while you’re at your home.

    You also want to find someone who isn’t financially burdened. The thing is that gowns, showers, bachelorette parties, and gifts all cost money, so you don’t want to stretch them.

    And then the men

    Just like choosing the Matron or Maid of Honor, you don’t want to choose someone that ‘should’ be the Best Man. This should be someone that you can count on to plan the bachelor party and get the other groomsmen to stay on schedule. Of course, your best friend may fit this bill, so the decision might be easy.

    Again, don’t pick someone who doesn’t have a lot of time or is financially strapped. Picking someone to be your right hand person is an important decision and an honor for the person that you ask. Although you may think that they are the right person, they may decline the offer and the extra work. In that case, you will need to find someone else to fill the role.

  • How To Protect Your Wedding Photographs

    Wedding photography is one of the biggest of all wedding expenses. The photos are able to tell the story of your wedding beautifully for decades to come. You want to make sure you do everything you can to preserve one of the most important remembrance of your wedding day.

    You can take several steps to protect your wedding photos. Digital photography is the most inexpensive way to prevent loss due to disaster. Once your photos are in digital form, you can easily duplicate them. The digital technology allows for quick backup and restore of your images. It is a technology that is becoming almost inseparable from traditional photography.

    Burning CDs and DVDs of your images has become quite common, and it should be part of the photography service. If your photographer does not offer digital copies, you should walk. The paper and ink used are of outmost importance. What your photographs will look like decades after you get married greatly depends on the quality of the paper and ink.

    Ask to see what kind of guarantees the paper manufacturer provides. Ask your photographer to compare different kind of photo papers available on the market. Your photo album should contain no acids. That includes the glue, paper, and any other material that is part of the photo album. You can contact the manufacturer of the album to make sure.

    Acids can cause discoloration over time. Photo albums should be laid flat on their backs. Standing photo albums can more easily bend. Make sure the wedding album comes with guarantees you read and understand. High temperatures and humidity are among the worst enemies of a photo album.

    Most areas you would feel comfortable for extended periods are proper storage locations for your photo album. A hot attic during the summer or a cold and wet garage are great examples of bad storage places. You have planned your wedding for a long time, and you have spent a lot of money on your photographs. Protect your investment!

    
    	
    	  	
    	
  • How To Plan For Your Reunion Event

    The hardest part of planning a reunion is getting people to purchase the tickets for your event. It’s very hard to plan a reunion, it’s impossible unless you know how many people will turn up. Could you imagine catering for 100 guests and then finding out that only 10 people turned up? Well I’ve done just that, and it’s very frustrating!

    It’s extremely important to know how many people are coming to the events that you are planning as early as possible. Without this vital information you won’t know what size venue to book, what entertainment, and the amount of food that you should buy. Sure you could just guess how many people are going to turn up, but that’s like walking around a china shop blindfolded, it will no doubt end in disaster.

    Anyway, why would you when you can follow our 5 amazingly simple tips.

    1.Promotion All good businesses know that unless they promote their products nobody will know about them. How is your party any different? You need to tell everybody when it is, and generate loads of interest in the event. Why not create a website that you can use to post all the details of the event. If you’re cringing at the thought of designing a website there’s no need because there are reunion website builders that are capable of designing these websites without any skill at all.

    2. Customer Service You should also make sure that everybody attending the event will be satisfied. What will happen if the event is cancelled? You should guarantee that they get all of their money back should the event be cancelled.

    3. Special offers You want to know as soon as possible how many people are coming so that you can make plans. It’s an unfortunate part of human nature that we all leave everything until the last minute. You can use incentives to encourage people to decide earlier on, why not offer a discount for people that buy their tickets early.

    4. Prize Draw As another incentive to get people to buy tickets, tell people that you will enter them into a prize draw if they order tickets before a certain date. You can decide what the free gift is, examples include free tickets, or a gift.

    5. Payment Options People like many different options when paying for things, they don’t want to have to come down to see you and pay in person. You should allow them to send a check by mail, pay cash to you in person, and also accept credit cards.

    It’s much more difficult to pay by check than it is by credit card, by enabling credit card transactions on your website you are making it much easier, and so there’s one less excuse for people to worry about!

    You can also use this reunion website to tell everyone else who will be coming to the event, use the website to encourage people to talk about the reunion party.