I’m very impressed with how the green movement has been picking up
smart businesses. One of the newest practices has been the
green printing, which is much more environmentally
friendly than regular
printing by being carbon free, producing zero
greenhouse gases, and using
recycled paper and materials. Recently one
of my hometown’s local businesses
has made a dramatic effort to become
greener in its practices. They were
trying to make a good impression
on the community and inspire other
businesses to get with the program.
They were very successful in gathering
community support for this
change. Several other business owners started to
feel guilty about not
recycling their paper and cardboard. Just a month after
effort to go green our town more than doubled the amount of
Snap, snap, snap. There, all done. I’d just finished off the final roll of film in the pile of disposable wedding cameras. Now we could finally get them developed! I was pretty excited to see how the pictures turned out. Maybe I could convince Phillip to drop them off on his way into work this evening. It would only be another two days of night shifts until I had my husband back; for a couple weeks anyway.
It isn’t always easy to be married to a policeman. Not only is there the constant shift work and the overtime, there’s always a niggling worry at the back of my mind, wondering if he’ll make it home this today. I know we live in a sleepy little town, but you never know. It seems like nowhere is safe these days.
Why would somebody even give a wedding favor if they knew it was absolutely meaningless? Maybe it wasn’t meaningless and I am just too daft to understand it. I was one of the fortunate few that was invited to attend my friend’s wedding. I was fortunate because there were only seventy five people attending. The next reason I consider myself among the “chosen” is because the wedding took place at the beach. They actually selected a beautiful resort hotel that had every amenity you can imagine. Everything was done perfectly, with the exception of the beach wedding favors. Granted, I don’t normally care what the favors are. I feel like I am like everyone else when it comes to getting the favors. But when I saw those jars of sand with the bride and groom’s thank you notes attached to them I almost laughed out loud. I wanted to say what a waste of a good jar it was, but I refrained and took my gift. As I headed back to my room for the evening I discreetly poured the sand onto the beach where it belonged. The only question I have left is, “what do I do with the jar?”
I can’t understand the problems that brides freak out over with their wedding
plans. The only problem I have found is keeping within my budget. From
choosing my dress to the wedding decorations every task I have done has fallen
straight into place. Hopefully the ceremony will run as smoothly. The major
concern I have is that maybe I am forgetting something extremely important since
I haven’t had any catastrophic events happen. Since I watch the
television show “Bridezilla” I felt like I would be totally stressed and a huge
“Grumpy Cat” during my planning. Most every show I watch of this
series I can see why the bride throws her fits. Many issues are a valid temper
tantrum situation. Hopefully I will stay “Miss Sunshine” and get through the
wedding all smiles and sugary sweet.
There are so many ways to insert your personalities when planning your wedding.
Some couples do it with their choice of cake toppers. Some couples like to
choose wedding favors that highlight their personal tastes. The design and flow
of a wedding is very important and often reflects the couples unique design
styles. You may see things that are whimsical inserted in a more romantic
setting to show both sides of the couples personalities. You may see things done
in a more practical way because that is the choice of the couple and represents
their style. We have been to many wedding and have enjoyed many different
wedding designs. Some were more fun than others but each had something special
to offer in design. You could easily tell the personal style of the couple
getting married by their design choices.
Anyone that is planning a wedding or has planned a wedding knows it is all about
lists. You need to have a list for your wedding invitations. You also need a “to
do” list that keeps everything in order. The fact is a list does help to keep
thing on budget. When you see it in print you suddenly see it much more clearly.
We did not realize how huge our guest list was until we began putting it on
paper. Many couples have that same reality check. You may have to trim your list
or divide it into a wish list and an actual invite list. If anyone cancels or
declines your invite you can choose someone from your wish list to invite in
their place. This way you can invite as many people as you can afford to. Our
budget guides us along through life and our weddings are no exception. You can
not get frustrated with your budget only work within it. You should not go
further then you can afford to or you will be paying for it later.
If you are in the health care field you know that it is a unique field that has
unique problems which require unique solutions. Being in the dental industry is
definitely one of the most obscure professions. If you are a dentist and are
trying to establish a practice or relocate to another area you have no doubt
faced many difficult problems. It is never easy to relocate or sell. If you
are unskilled with the ins and outs of the marketing industry your decisions
could be extremely risky. That is why it is so important to find a marketing
professional that could provide you with the information you would need to sell you dental practice for sale
or buy in another location. If you are selling you know how valuable your
practice is to you and your family. Don’t make a decision without first
consulting with a marketing firm. There are dozens or companies that are fully
qualified to lead you in the right direction.
I was humiliated when I went to my cousin’s wedding. She was very
accommodating in allowing her family and friends to bring their children to the
ceremony and reception. It was a God send because I had no way of bringing in
a babysitter. My little monster had run most of them off and I couldn’t seem to
keep one for very long. Unfortunately the word had spread through the high
school of his wild antics and my home seemed to be black balled from the
babysitters’ hall of fame. He proved true to form when we were on our way home
from the wedding. I knew that he was too quiet in the back of the car. Turning
around to see what he was up to, I saw that he had gathered up at least twenty
of the wedding favors which were bagged up for her guests. I should have been
more diligent in watching him. He never fails to amaze me with his mischief.
Trying to design your unique wedding favors can be an extremely challenging
task. It was going to be a March wedding near St. Patrick’s Day since the
bride’s family was of Irish decent. I had a hunch that the celebration was
going to be unique so the favors had to be also. I came up with a brilliant
idea of using Shamrock’s on the tables as decoration. The Shamrock is actually
the Irish clover. The legend is that the clover leaves represented the Holy
Trinity in St. Patrick’s time. I thought that they may be difficult to locate,
but I was surprised to find that one of the local floral distributors could
order them for me near the wedding date. They were a huge hit and everyone was
sent home with a little Irish luck.