Top 5 mistake To Avoid When Wedding Planning

Here’s a great article I found about the top 5 wedding mistakes to avoid during your wedding planning.

The full article can be found here: http://fox13now.com/2016/03/29/the-top-5-wedding-planning-mistakes-to-avoid/

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  1. Not planning your guest list in the beginning: Before anything gets started, it would be great if you sat down with your groom and your families to really figure out who will be invited, but most people don’t do that in the beginning. She recommends having a very narrow range in mind, something like 110-125 guests, or 350-375.
  2. Not having a checklist for to-do’s, booked vendors and your budget: planning on the fly is such a big mistake. You can get free wedding checklists online from a number of resources- and though it’s overwhelming to look  in the beginning, they really do cover a lot of those things people will forget- such as getting the marriage license before your wedding day, or accounting for the cost of stamps for all your invitations, RSVPs and thank you cards.
  3. Trying to do it all: I’ve seen this too many times, the bride or bride’s mother is attempting to do it all. It’s so hard to plan a wedding as it is, but when you are trying to make everything yourself, set up all your tables and linens, ushering guests and so forth, it takes so much away from the big day. It can be very worthwhile to pay some of the delivery fee’s to help with those items. Then consider getting a wedding coordinator a few weeks before your wedding to polish up the timeline of the day, help with the rehearsal and make sure things are set up with vendors the day of the wedding.
  4. Not asking enough questions to vendors: When I do consultations, I advise brides and grooms to ask lots of questions. I mentioned delivery fee’s above, ask about the area of delivery, does it cost more to deliver outside that area. Ask about services such as cake cutting fee- who will be doing that? What extra rentals are associated with that. If you have your heart set on a certain photographer or DJ, but have a budget that isn’t quite listed on their package prices, it never hurts to ask what they can do to accommodate that. Say something like, “I see you have this package option available, I’m on a limited budget but love your work and would love to include you in my wedding, what other package or a la carte option do you have?”.
  5. Not staying flexible on your wedding day: At this time, you just need to breathe and let things be. All your work and planning has come to this day and you’ve done all you can. Meditate, say a prayer, put on some music and just get relaxed and be beautiful and enjoy your day. Of course, hiring day of coordination services from a wedding planner helps a lot!

If you know of any mistakes to avoid that you came across when planning your wedding let us know so that we can share them here.

Hope this helps you with your wedding planning!

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Health And Safety In The Year 1805

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We’ve come along way since Nelson’s day

Nelson: “Order the signal, Hardy.”

Hardy: “Aye, aye sir.”

Nelson: “Hold on, that’s not what I dictated to Flags. What’s the
meaning of this?”

Hardy: “Sorry sir?”

Nelson (reading aloud): “‘ England expects every person to do his or
her duty, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious
persuasion or disability.’ – What gobbledegook is this?”

Hardy: “Admiralty policy, I’m afraid, sir. We’re an equal
opportunities employer now. We had the devil’s own job getting ‘
England ‘ past the censors, lest it be considered racist.”

Nelson: “Gadzooks, Hardy. Hand me my pipe and tobacco.”

Hardy: “Sorry sir. All naval vessels have now been designated
smoke-free working environments.”

Nelson: “In that case, break open the rum ration. Let us splice the
mainbrace to steel the men before battle.”

Hardy: “The rum ration has been abolished, Admiral. Its part of the
Government’s policy on binge drinking.”

Nelson: “Good heavens, Hardy. I suppose we’d better get on with it
……….. full speed ahead.”

Hardy: “I think you’ll find that there’s a 4 knot speed limit in this
stretch of water.”

Nelson: “Damn it man! We are on the eve of the greatest sea battle in
history. We must advance with all dispatch. Report from the crow’s
nest please.”

Hardy: “That won’t be possible, sir.”

Nelson: “What?”

Hardy: “Health and Safety have closed the crow’s nest, sir. No
harness; and they said that rope ladders don’t meet regulations. They
won’t let anyone up there until a proper scaffolding can be erected.”

Nelson: “Then get me the ship’s carpenter without delay, Hardy.”

Hardy: “He’s busy knocking up a wheelchair access to the foredeck
Admiral.”

Nelson: “Wheelchair access? I’ve never heard anything so absurd.”

Hardy: “Health and safety again, sir. We have to provide a
barrier-free environment for the differently abled.”

Nelson: “Differently abled? I’ve only one arm and one eye and I refuse
even to hear mention of the word. I didn’t rise to the rank of admiral
by playing the disability card.”

Hardy: “Actually, sir, you did. The Royal Navy is under represented in
the areas of visual impairment and limb deficiency.”

Nelson: “Whatever next? Give me full sail. The salt spray beckons.”

Hardy: “A couple of problems there too, sir. Health and safety won’t
let the crew up the rigging without hard hats. And they don’t want
anyone breathing in too much salt – haven’t you seen the adverts?”

Nelson: “I’ve never heard such infamy. Break out the cannon and tell
the men to stand by to engage the enemy.”

Hardy: “The men are a bit worried about shooting at anyone, Admiral.”

Nelson: “What? This is mutiny!”

Hardy: “It’s not that, sir. It’s just that they’re afraid of being
charged with murder if they actually kill anyone. There’s a couple of
legal-aid lawyers on board, watching everyone like hawks.”

Nelson: “Then how are we to sink the Frenchies and the Spanish?”

Hardy: “Actually, sir, we’re not.”

Nelson: “We’re not?”

Hardy: “No, sir. The French and the Spanish are our European partners
now. According to the Common Fisheries Policy, we shouldn’t even be in
this stretch of water. We could get hit with a claim for
compensation.”

Nelson: “But you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil.”

Hardy: “I wouldn’t let the ship’s diversity co-ordinator hear you
saying that sir. You’ll be up on disciplinary report.”

Nelson: “You must consider every man an enemy, who speaks ill of your
King.”

Hardy: “Not any more, sir. We must be inclusive in this multicultural
age. Now put on your Kevlar vest; it’s the rules. It could save your
life”

Nelson: “Don’t tell me – health and safety. Whatever happened to rum,
sodomy and the lash?”

Hardy: As I explained, sir, rum is off the menu! And there’s a ban on
corporal punishment.”

Nelson: “What about sodomy?”

Hardy: “I believe that is now legal, sir.”

Nelson: “In that case…………………………. kiss me, Hardy.”

Some times erosion goes unnoticed – it makes me wonder sometimes.

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Top 40 Singles Chart – 23rd January 2011

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* = New Entry

1 Bruno Mars – Grenade
2 Adele – Rolling In The Deep *
3 Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
4 Diddy – Dirty Money – Coming Home (feat. Skylar Grey) *
5 Wretch 32 – Traktor (feat. L) *
6 Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me *
7 Rihanna – What’s My Name? (feat. Drake)
8 Aggro Santos – Like U Like *
9 Katy B – Lights On (feat. Ms Dynamite)
10 JLS – Eyes Wide Shut (feat. Tinie Tempah)
11 David Guetta – Who’s That Chick? (feat. Rihanna)
12 Tinie Tempah – Invincible (feat. Kelly Rowland)
13 Ellie Goulding – Your Song
14 Jodie Connor – Now Or Never (feat. Wiley) *
15 The Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)
16 Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello
17 Far East Movement – Like A G6 (feat. Cataracs & Dev)
18 Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are (Amazing)
19 Adele – Make You Feel My Love
20 Matt Cardle – When We Collide
21 Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
22 Nero – Me And You
23 Katy Perry – Firework
24 Cee Lo Green – Forget You
25 Tinchy Stryder – Let It Rain (feat. Melanie Fiona)
26 Pink – Raise Your Glass
27 Alexis Jordan – Happiness
28 Willow – Whip My Hair
29 Avril Lavigne – What The Hell *
30 Cheryl Cole – The Flood
31 Usher – More
32 Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
33 Cee Lo Green – It’s OK
34 Olly Murs – Thinking Of Me
35 McFly – Shine A Light (feat. Taio Cruz)
36 Take That – The Flood
37 Taio Cruz – Higher (feat. Kylie & Travie McCoy) *
38 Pitbull – Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) (feat. T-Pain) *
39 Professor Green – Jungle (feat. Maverick)
40 Glee Cast – Toxic *

Let me know your favourite current tune.

5 new entries in the Top 10 this week.

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Top 40 Singles Chart – 16th January 2011

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* = New Entry

1 Bruno Mars – Grenade *
2 Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
3 Rihanna – What’s My Name? (feat. Drake)
4 Katy B – Lights On (feat. Ms Dynamite)
5 Matt Cardle – When We Collide
6 David Guetta – Who’s That Chick? (feat. Rihanna)
7 Adele – Make You Feel My Love
8 The Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)
9 Far East Movement – Like A G6 (feat. Cataracs & Dev)
10 JLS – Eyes Wide Shut (feat. Tinie Tempah) *
11 Tinie Tempah – Invincible (feat. Kelly Rowland)
12 Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
13 Ellie Goulding – Your Song
14 Katy Perry – Firework
15 Nero – Me And You
16 Cee Lo Green – Forget You
17 Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are (Amazing)
18 Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello
19 Willow – Whip My Hair
20 Cee Lo Green – It’s OK
21 Cheryl Cole – The Flood
22 P!nk – Raise Your Glass
23 Usher – More
24 Alexis Jordan – Happiness
25 Glee Cast – Telephone *
26 Take That – The Flood
27 McFly – Shine A Light (feat. Taio Cruz)
28 Olly Murs – Thinking Of Me
29 Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
30 Kanye West & Jay-Z – H.A.M *
31 Professor Green – Jungle (feat. Maverick)
32 The Wanted – Lose My Mind
33 Michael Jackson – Hold My Hand (feat. Akon)
34 Nelly – Just A Dream
35 Glee Cast – Empire State Of Mind *
36 Nicole Scherzinger – Poison
37 Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)
38 Tinchy Stryder – Let It Rain (feat. Melanie Fiona) *
39 Gyptian – Hold You
40 will.i.am & Nicki Minaj – Check It Out

Let me know your favourite current tune.

Bruno Mars goes straight in at Nr 1 with Grenade which is a great R&B ballad / pop record. The lyrics are a bit over the top for a love song  “I’d catch a grenade for ya” but it seems to work well.

JLS is the second new entry in the Top 10 with Eyes Wide Shut – a popular dance-pop track featuring guest vocals from UK rapper Tinie Tempah – the third single released from their 2nd album – a bit weaker than their previous offerings.

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Top 40 Singles Chart – 9th January 2011

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* = New Entry

1 Rihanna – What’s My Name (ft Drake)
2 Matt Cardle – When We Collide
3 The Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)
4 Katy B – Lights On (ft Ms Dynamite)
5 Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
6 Ellie Goulding – Your Song
7 Katy Perry – Firework
8 Far East Movement – Like A G6
9 Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
10 David Guetta – Who’s That Chick? (ft Rihanna)
11 Cee Lo Green – Forget You
12 Tinie Tempah – Invincible (ft Kelly Rowland)
13 Willow – Whip My Hair
14 Take That – The Flood
15 Nero – Me And You *
16 Olly Murs – Thinking Of Me
17 Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are (Amazing)
18 Cheryl Cole – The Flood
19 P!nk – Raise Your Glass
20 Alexis Jordan – Happiness
21 Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
22 McFly – Shine A Light (ft Taio Cruz)
23 The Wanted – Lose My Mind
24 Cee Lo Green – It’s OK *
25 Nicole Scherzinger – Poison
26 Usher – More
27 Adele – Make You Feel My Love
28 Michael Jackson – Hold My Hand (ft Akon)
29 Martin Solveig & Dragonette – Hello *
30 Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (ft Rihanna)
31 Nelly – Just A Dream
32 N-Dubz – Girls
33 Professor Green – Jungle (ft Maverick) *
34 JLS – Love You More
35 Will.i.am & Nicki Minaj – Check It Out
36 Tinie Tempah – Written In The Stars (ft Eric Turner)
37 Taio Cruz – Dynamite
38 Eliza Doolittle – Pack Up *
39 James Blake – Limit To Your Love *
40 Gyptian – Hold You *

Let me know your favourite current tune.

No new entries in the Top 10 this week to comment on! But a special mention should be made on Rihanna who is featured in 3 tracks in the top ten, inclding the top spot with What’s My Name. Sporting red hair in the video, she flirts with Canadian rapper Drake. This is the second song to be release from her fifth studio album Loud – well worth a listen if you get chance – although it’s more a collection of various songs than a unified set but overall comes together to show Rihanna’s talents.

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Top 40 Singles Chart – 2 January 2011

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* = New Entry

1 Matt Cardle – When We Collide
2 Rihanna – What’s My Name (feat. Drake)
3 The Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)
4 Ellie Goulding – Your Song
5 Katy Perry – Firework
6 Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
7 Take That – The Flood
8 Far East Movement – Like A G6 (feat. Cataracs & Dev)
9 Willow – Whip My Hair
10 Olly Murs – Thinking Of Me
11 Katy B – Lights On (feat. Ms Dynamite)
12 Cee Lo Green – Forget You
13 David Guetta – Who’s That Chick? (feat. Rihanna)
14 Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are (Amazing)
15 Tinie Tempah – Invincible (feat. Kelly Rowland)
16 Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
17 McFly – Shine A Light (feat. Taio Cruz)
18 Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
19 The Wanted – Lose My Mind
20 N-Dubz – Girls
21 P!nk – Raise Your Glass
22 Michael Jackson – Hold My Hand (feat. Akon)
23 JLS – Love You More
24 Alexis Jordan – Happiness
25 Tinie Tempah – Written In The Stars (feat. Eric Turner)
26 Nelly – Just A Dream
27 Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)
28 Nicole Scherzinger – Poison
29 Taio Cruz – Dynamite
30 Cheryl Cole – The Flood
31 Adele – Make You Feel My Love
32 will.i.am & Nicki Minaj – Check It Out
33 Cheryl Cole – Promise This
34 Usher – More
35 The Saturdays – Higher (feat. Flo Rida)
36 Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
37 Biffy Clyro – Many Of Horror
38 Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand
39 Olly Murs – Please Don’t Let Me Go
40 B.o.B – Magic (feat. Rivers Cuomo)

Let me know your favourite current tune.

No new entries this week to comment on! Cee-Lo Green and Alexis Jordan remain my favourites at the moment though.

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Top 40 Singles Chart – 26th December 2010

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* = New Entry

1 Matt Cardle – When We Collide
2 Rihanna – What’s My Name (feat. Drake)
3 The Black Eyed Peas – The Time (Dirty Bit)
4 Katy B – Lights On (feat. Ms Dynamite) *
5 Ellie Goulding – Your Song
6 Rihanna – Only Girl (In The World)
7 Take That – The Flood
8 Katy Perry – Firework
9 Willow – Whip My Hair
10 Far East Movement – Like A G6 (feat. Cataracs & Dev)
11 David Guetta – Who’s That Chick (feat. Rihanna)
12 Olly Murs – Thinking Of Me
13 Cee Lo Green – Forget You
14 Michael Jackson – Hold My Hand (feat. Akon)
15 Tinie Tempah – Invincible (feat. Kelly Rowland)
16 Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are (Amazing)
17 The Pogues – Fairytale Of New York (feat. Kirsty MacColl)
18 The X Factor Finalists 2010 – Heroes
19 N-Dubz – Girls
20 JLS – Love You More
21 McFly – Shine A Light (feat. Taio Cruz)
22 Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude
23 Mike Posner – Cooler Than Me
24 Coldplay – Christmas Lights
25 Biffy Clyro – Many Of Horror
26 Cheryl Cole – The Flood *
27 Alexis Jordan – Happiness
28 Nelly – Just A Dream
29 The Wanted – Lose My Mind
30 P!nk – Raise Your Glass
31 Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
32 Nicole Scherzinger – Poison
33 Adele – Make You Feel My Love
34 Usher – More
35 Tinie Tempah – Written In The Stars (feat. Eric Turner)
36 Ben & Jamie Hazelby feat Chris De Burgh – Lonely Sky *
37 Eminem – Love The Way You Lie (feat. Rihanna)
38 Cheryl Cole – Promise This
39 Taio Cruz – Dynamite
40 will.i.am & Nicki Minaj – Check It Out

Let me know your favourite current tune.

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