Giving on Your Wedding Day

Authored by: Jim Emerson
July 26, 2010

There are so many decisions to make as you begin to plan your wedding celebration: the dress, the caterer, the flowers, the guest list, the honeymoon, and on and on.

It is becoming more popular to reach out to others and make your wedding a time for sharing and giving to those less fortunate. Incorporating any of the following ideas in your wedding celebrations will make the day more memorable for both yourself and your guests.

• For those couples who have everything to start their lives together, ask your guests to donate to a favorite charity. Justgive.org is an online Wedding Registry that has over 800,000 registered charities from which to choose. With an online form and search engine to help, even the most internet-challenged will find it easy to decide which charities to donate to.

• Wedding favors are lovely, but instead of a gift, consider donating a set amount to your favorite charity in the name of each guest.

• If you do decide to have favors, there are many options that still give back. You can give a “soon-to-be tree” to your wedding guests. A few options are growatree.com or treeinabox.com both of which can add some sort of personalized stamp or seal on the box containing the tree seed.

• If buying online is not an option, visit your local nursery and have them package up small seedlings for your special day. Not only are these favours good for the environment, but your guests will have a lasting memory of your wedding day.

• Even your left-overs can give back. You can bring happiness to the lives of others by donating left-over food to a local shelter. You can also consider donating your wedding flowers to a nursing home or a woman’s shelter.

• Not all women can afford a new wedding dress in which to get married. Therefore, consider donating your wedding dress to bridesagainstbreastcancer.org – a wonderful organization and a meaningful cause.

When all is said and done, your special day will be filled with fond memories. You can be thankful not only for what you have received but for what you were able to share with others. What a loving and caring way to start your new life together.

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About the Author: Jim Emerson

Author Website: https://www.enduringpromises.com


Do you Need a Wedding Planner?

Authored by: Jim Emerson
July 16, 2010

As exciting as your engagement is, it kicks off a process of budgeting and planning that rivals the planning for the first moon landing. One of the first and most important decisions that anyone needs to make is whether or not they need a wedding planner. Here are some factors to consider when determining if you need some help organizing for your special day.

An emergency? – Don’t worry, its covered!

As most engaged couples have no first hand knowledge of the ins and outs of wedding planning, they may want to consider hiring a wedding planner. Not only will your planner make sure that thing are done on schedule, but they will make sure that you understand everything that you are facing (e.g. contracts, agreements, etc.). Wedding planners are not just involved in the behind-the-scenes planning. They are also very involved on your wedding day, as they oversee the entire event from supervising suppliers to troubleshooting emergencies.

What is your budget?

One of the things that wedding planners are often able to do is help obtain discounts. Because wedding planners work with certain businesses on a regular basis, they may be able to obtain discounts on items that are not available to people outside the wedding industry. Although there is an expense involved in hiring a wedding planner, a good planner will most likely save you money in the long run.

Want an inside opinion of the wedding industry?

One of the challenges that many couples who are planning weddings face, is finding suppliers which may be able to take care of all of their individual needs. Finding the perfect wedding venue, catering service, DJ and even photographer can be quite difficult and very time consuming. What’s often even more difficult, is finding the services/vendors that fit your budget. A wedding planner will help find the services you require at the right price.

Is life just to hectic?

If you are just so busy working that planning your wedding day seems overwhelming, chances are you should think about hiring a planner to help reduce the stress. Staying on top of the small details is vital to the enjoyment of your wedding day – and that’s exactly what wedding planners are trained to do. Wedding planners e also a great objective, second opinion when you need it.

These are just some of the things that you may want to consider when making the decision of whether or not to hire a wedding planner. Did you use a wedding planner for your special day? If so, please share your story with other couples trying to make this all important decision!

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About the Author: Jim Emerson

Author Website: https://www.enduringpromises.com