How To Handle Wedding Day Mishaps

Chicago Wedding DJs

Things can tend to go wrong any number of ways - but how should a bride handle it?

It’s your wedding day. A day you’ve planned for. You’ve had meeting after meeting choosing flowers, table linens, music, and even thought you had this down. Then it happened something went WRONG.

What should a bride do?

1. Try not to sweat the small stuff. If it’s a matter of something is running late, you should just focus on your guests and enjoy chatting and visiting with the people you love that you don’t see too often. Can your DJ fill the time with something interesting? We tell the bride & groom’s LOVE STORY. In a situation where something is running late we could switch things around to make up time while everyone is waiting. Of course if you are the one making everyone wait it is not a good idea. A selfish photographer once took the bride & groom away for photos before their  first dance and the entire banquet had to wait. As their DJs, we finally located them and begged the photographer to take a break and let us do the first dance and rest of the special dances. They conceded and we finally got our chance even though it was almost an hour late! Make sure all your hired vendors cooperate with each other by saying something beforehand so they know you don’t want to have to pose for pictures for longer than the cocktail hour. If you don’t get to have any fun your reception is more likely to be something upsetting. We always give the vendors a copy of the agenda we make beforehand. No matter what, something is likely to go differently than planned. If you expect it, but plan to have a good attitude and let it go, it will be a breeze. Just say to yoursel: “If this is the worst thing that happens to me, I’m going to have a great wedding!”

2. Make sure your vendors communicate. A DJ who ignores the photographer is a dud. What good is throwing the bouquet if the photographer is in the other room takin portraits of your guests. At a wedding in Chicago we met a photographer who was thrilled that we called him for each special moment! We were surprised! It never ocurred to us that a Wedding DJ would ignore the photographer and not realize that it is an important part of their job to coordinate other vendors for each special moment. We have found ourselves coordinating with the kitchen for dinners not ready, and guests not arriving so dinners need to be held, you name it. A good DJ can handle things for the bride.

3. Talk to your groom and bridal party about how you feel about pranks and funny stuff. Cake in the face is horrible (to most brides) after the money spent on the dress and make-up and hair. Does your groom “know” what you’re putting into it? Letting him know beforehand is the start of good communication. Tell him you heard about how a “friend” had cake smashed in her face and it ruined her wedding. Tell him how you’d feel if it happened on your wedding day. Dropping conversations that are like a hint but more obvious will make sure that you don’t have to take too many chances. Tell your bridal party you are hoping most of them will not get so wasted that they can’t behave properly. Let them know how important respect on the microphone is. With your parents and granparents all present the last thing you would appreciate is swearing ! Have the best man and any other speech makers write out their speech so they don’t slip up in case they have a few too many. The worst moment I witnessed at a wedding was a drunk best man laughing and saying he was so @*#! wasted! -This before he gave a toast. The room was speechless. The bride and groom usually know who they are having stand up pretty well. If they are likely to drink too much, take no chances and tell them to hold off a little until after the toast! Tell them you mean business! The good news is , this bride was able to somehow laugh it off and enjoy the rest of her reception by focusing on the other good moments that were very special. It’s all in the FOCUS.

Most of All remember: IF Anything Can Go Wrong It Probably Will. What you focus on is EVERYTHING!

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Secret to getting cheap flights

Life has become extremely stressful, today? The stress of work, home, studies etc. leaves us no time or energy to relax and de-stress. In such a scenario, a long vacation is the one thing that can provide us with all the relaxation and freshness we need in our life.

Whether it’s the sandy beaches of Kerala or tall mountains of Himalaya, shopping malls of Malaysia or ancient history of Egypt, a vacation helps us live a life that’s out of our own life. Most people think that one has to splurge in order to make a vacation luxurious. Thus, they don’t even think twice while buying air tickets from their regular travel agent. They pay whatever price is demanded.

But, if you purchase your air tickets from the right place, you can save a lot of money. There are a number of websites which have become the hot-spot for cheap flight tickets for travelers. These websites allow travelers to search for the best deals by providing information about all available flights in the given time period to a particular destination. Thus, it makes it easier for travelers to compare and also avail special discount offers given by airlines.

Most of these websites are absolutely free of cost. You will have to simply enter the information about your trip, such as date of departure and arrival, number of tickets required, destination, etc. You can also choose the class i.e. economy, business, executive etc. that you want to travel with.

Besides being extremely convenient, online airlines ticket reservation is also a very good way to save money. These websites feature best deals and offers on various holiday packages and air tickets. If you are planning a vacation, but don’t have the time to look for best hotel deals, leisure activities, then these websites can be of great help to you.

They offer pre-booked holiday packages to different destinations for a fixed period of time. These packages are the most convenient way to enjoy a holiday as you don’t have to make each reservation individually. You also save a lot of money with these packages as hotels, airlines and other parties offer discounts on their prices.

But online booking is not just for vacations. You can book cheap flights for pretty much any kind of travel through these websites. Whether you are going on a business trip or on a personal visit, simply log on to one of such websites and book your tickets. All this takes less than 10 to 15 minutes and you don’t even have to call a travel agent for this.

The best thing about booking online tickets is that you don’t have to worry about getting ripped off by anyone. You can check the prices yourself and pay only the amount that you are required to. You don’t have to pay any travel agent fee or other hidden charges.

So, in your next trip, don’t waste your time and money on expensive air tickets and book air tickets online.

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10 Ways To Lose Weight for your Wedding

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What are some good ways to lose wieght before the big day?

According to a Cornell University study more than 70 percent of brides-to-be want to drop 20 lbs before the big day. It’s like, OMG – the camera adds 10 pounds! here are some safe ways to get off a few pounds

Top 10 diet-wise steps for losing  weight before a wedding

Forget the fads and supplements. Follow the basics and the weight will come off steadily.

1. Aim to halve your alcohol intake. If you stop drinking altogether – even better.That  beer gut is not a myth – alcohol is a big contributor to calories. Stick to 1 glass of red wine a night, trade down to light or low-carb beer, intersperse a mineral water or diet soft drink when you’re out.

2. Keep portions modest. Unless you’re working out or in training, aim for no more than a fist sized portion of meat. Don’t go back for seconds.

3. Fill your plate with more vegetables or salad; cut back on potato, pasta and rice. A large baked/boiled potato or a cup of pasta/rice is ample for most women. Easy veggies to cook are tomatoes, broccoli, peas (frozen as nutritious as fresh), mushrooms and onions (good to barbecue along with the lean meats). Keep fdrozen veggies handy. Use a buttery spray or low calorie dressing sprinkled or sprayed on. Above all , watch out for hidden calories in sauces and salad dressings.

4. Steer clear of fast food with its super-sizes and artery-clogging saturated and trans fats. Filled rolls eg Subway, plain burgers without the bun, BBQ chicken, sushi rolls and Asian stir-fries with vegetables are usually healthier choices (but not always – it depends on the outlet). Say No to chips and breads as much as possible. Even baked, chips have a lot of calories.

5. Swap white bread for wholegrain; trade in frosted flakes for high-fibre or oats options. These fill you up and stick with you for longer for the same calories.

6. Look for the high-fibre option when you can in breakfast cereals, soups, cracker biscuits, vegetable sticks instead of crackers.

7. Buy fruit you can eat on the run without having to peel like cherries, grapes or blueberries. Or dice up 4 or 5 different fruits and make up tubs of fruit salad to take to work or have ready as a snack when you get hungry.

8. When dining out, skip bread and pastas and order fish or lean steak or chicken as your main dish. Make sure you ask for vegetables or salad. Avoid rich creamy sauces and gravy. Don’t feel you have to clean your plate.

9. Don’t skip breakfast. A pizza or a danish later in the morning adds more calories than a simple bowl of wholegrain cereal with milk.

10. Get moving. Walk the dog, find a walking buddy in your street to meet up with twice a week, swim laps or in the ocean, join the local gym. Tip: write in two classes a week into your calendar so you don’t forget. Notch up 30 minutes of brisk exercise every day.

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Best places to meet a nice guy

best palces to meet a nice guy

He's out there waiting in the wings. He just doesn't know it yet.

Every woman wants to learn how to meet a nice man. But most men, even some who think they’re Casanova reincarnated, totally screw it up. Before you learn how to meet him the right way, you’re going to have to learn how to find the right places . Here are a few of the best spots:

Grocery store.

Gym

A Wedding

Church.

Clubs and organizations

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