Archive for May, 2017

Tips To Remove Stress From Your Wedding or Anniversary Trip

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Whether you are planning a wedding, or a special anniversary trip, it can be very stressful. Most of the time the source of the stress comes down to three categories:

  1. Disasters
  2. The budget
  3. Time restraints

Let’s deal with disasters first, as it is the easiest to address. If there is a disaster. If a storm comes in and damages the hotel, someone in the family becomes very ill, or there is a problem with the best man or maid of honor and they withdrawal at the last minute, you have no choice but to roll with it. You cannot control nature, sickness, or the behavior of other people. While it may seem like the end of the world, it is not. So work around it and relax. You will either have the event or postpone it. You will change hotels or postpone the event. You will replace the missing person or omit their position. In any event, you will be fine.

The budget
Most of the time, when a couple blows their budget it is because they were not sincere when they agreed to it or they failed to include things that cost them extra money. This is a common problem because until you have planned an event like this, you do not understand all of the hidden costs involved. This is why it is a good idea to use a wedding planner. A professional wedding planner knows what to expect. They can help you set priorities and can pull you in and make suggestions when things are getting twisted.

  • The dress

Regardless if you are buying a wedding dress, bridesmaid dress, or anniversary dress, you need to choose a vendor that is experienced. A bridal shop that has a great selection, the latest styles and vintage looks is your best bet. They can satisfy any style, and give you a quality, well-fitting dress at a great price. You can find what you are looking for and all the help you need at this site.

Match the style with the venue. If you are having a beach wedding, go with a material that is flowing and well cut. Consider separates. This allows the bridesmaids to keep on the tops (to keep the look together and chic) but to change the skirt for a shorter skirt, jeans, summer slacks, or even shorts. Be careful not to overdress. Layers, shawls, long sleeves and trains are not practical on the warm island sand.

  • The location/venue

Consider having everything at one location. The hotel, the venue for the ceremony, and the honeymoon. This cuts down on costs and confusion. It relieves you of the stress of traveling all around on the day of the event.

Choose any day other than Saturday. Saturdays are the busiest days of the week for weddings and parties. Choose a different day and save some money and there is less rush and fear of being late to depart.

Repurpose the ceremony flowers and use them in the reception area. Place them in vases or arrange them in the center of the tables or across arches.

Cut down on the amount of decorations you will need by creating a flower wall. This is a way to use silk flowers and to move them to where they are needed at the right time.

  • Time restraints

Save time and money by taking advantage of deals on Maui tours. You cannot see everything on your own. If you do not know where you are going, entire days can be used up just trying to find a place. Instead, depend on an expert tour guide who will show you things you have never seen before. Hidden beaches and waterfalls come to mind.

If you are already planning a trip for you and your guests, why not plan to travel mid-week. Just like with the wedding, it saves money and time to avoid the weekends.

Author Bio

Wendy Dessler

Wendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.

Passing Your Driving Test First Time – How to Make It Happen

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

Everyone wants to pass their driving test first time. It’s a lot easier for you if you achieve this; and cheaper, as you do not have to carry on paying for lessons. There are ways that you can make it more likely you will pass your test first time.

One of the biggest positives is to make sure you are prepared for the logistics of the driving test day. You can check out to find out the exact address of where you will be taking your test. This helps you to plan your journey so that you arrive for the test in plenty of time. Doing this should help you to reduce stress levels on the day, and gives you a better chance of passing your test. There are other things you can do to make it easier for you to pass your driving test first time. Let’s take a look at some of them.

Practice is important
Driving can be stressful, especially if you are new to it. You can lessen the amount of stress that you feel by making sure you are used to being behind the wheel. The more practice you get, the more confident you should feel. Being more confident gives you a better chance of being successful in passing, first time around. You need to take some lessons with a professional instructor. You can supplement these lessons with some hours of instruction from a relative or friend.

Being aware of the law and rules of the road
You can never know too much about driving laws and rules. The more you read up on them, the more they are likely to stick in your head. This helps when you are trying to remember them while undertaking the stressful task of trying to pass your driving test.

Make sure your nerves are not a detriment
It can be good to have some nerves, when you need to complete an important task, such as passing your driving test. Problems start when nerves start to take over. This can have an adverse effect on your performance. If you think you are likely to be very nervous, you should take a look at some stress relief techniques that might be useful.

Take your mind off the test
It’s not a good idea to make everything about the test. You obviously need to practice before the test, but then you should take the time to chill out. The evening before the test, enjoy some down time and make sure you get to bed early. Set the alarm in plenty of time for you to get up and ready the next morning; you should also make sure that you have a good breakfast. If your test is due to happen in the afternoon, you should relax in the morning. It could be a good time to have a walk around and clear your head.

Hopefully, you should find all of these tips useful in helping your pass your driving test first time. All that remains to be said is good luck.

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What to Do with All Those Family Vacation Photos

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

Every parent is guilty of extreme photo taking while on a family vacation. As a parent, pretty much every moment of the vacation can feel like one you want to capture and keep. The problem is that by the end of your vacation you can be left with hundreds upon hundreds of photos. And, what happens to all those photos? Do they just sit on your mobile device or memory card and never really get fully enjoyed?

Rather than let these photos be forgotten, here’s a few creative things you can do with massive amounts of vacation pictures.

Create Your Own Monthly Publication
As far as unique and creative ideas go, this one is hard to beat. Why not take all those family photos of not just the vacation, but also special events, and start creating your own monthly magazine publication? You can include photos, small blurbs about the event/vacation, anecdotes, and anything else you want. It can be enjoyed by everyone in the family and sit out on the coffee table for all to see.

Now, before you start to protest that you don’t have publishing experience, and couldn’t possibly make a magazine yourself, you’ll want to check out the Adobe Spark magazine creator tool. You will be able to select the size of the magazine you wish to create, pick a theme and template (all of which are professional looking), and then start filling it with content – all those fabulous family photos and text. You can then download your results, so you can share them in a digital format, or print them out.

Create Your Own Wall Art
Rather than spend money on expensive paintings and photographs, why not create your own wall art? You may want to set aside one room, or one wall as your “family wall”, and use this area to display all your favorite pictures. Once you buy enough frames, you can then change out the photos on a regular basis. Maybe you can change it to reflect the change in seasons, change it each time you go away, or on a monthly basis.

By rotating the photos in the frames you’ll be ensuring that all those great shots get seen.

Put Together Mini Photo Albums and Start a Library
Another great way to display your photos, and keep them organized, is to create mini photo albums. Each time you get back from vacation, you can pick up a blank mini photo album and fill it with the top photos from the vacation. Just make sure to label the front of each album so they stay organized. Before you know it, you’ll have a little photo library that you can enjoy whenever you like.

Get Creative So You Can Enjoy Your Photos
By thinking up various ways to display and show off your family vacation photos, you will, in fact, be giving you and the whole family a chance to enjoy them and remember those special moments you had together.

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