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How to Have An Intimate Wedding

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Many couples agree that when it comes to weddings; intimate and low-key beats a huge overly fussy event. Couples crave a more personal, intimate celebration with fewer people. It means that there’s more time for you to spend with your guests and really enjoy the day and everyone’s special contributions. So how do you have an intimate wedding? Check out these wedding tips below. 

 

Set A Smaller Budget

You might want to maximise your budget by having a minimal number of guests. You might prefer a small and cosy lunch at your favourite restaurant with your nearest and dearest than a bland hall full of more than 200 guests that you don’t know very well. Potentially invite only immediate family to the ceremony and have a larger get-together for your friends and colleagues. It might be an idea to even serve smaller ‘finger-food’ plates instead of a lavish sit-down meal. A smaller wedding means not cutting corners, just to ensure that you have a larger turnout. It might be worthwhile considering cutting the guest list in half to ensure that you get all that you’ve envisioned on the day.

 

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Go All-Out For Your Guests

A small wedding gives you the opportunity to really impress your guests. You can really roll out the red carpet for your guests and give them the VIP treatment. You could put together elaborate gift bags or luxurious spa treatments for them in the lead up to the big day. The limits really are endless. Keeping things small means that all the extra details, that just aren’t possible when the guest list exceeds several pages, are suddenly possible.

 

Don’t Forget The Details

When planning a small wedding day, be sure to give care when it comes to the finer details. It’s not necessary to hire a wedding consultant or specialist but be aware that tiny little hiccups that may have gone unnoticed at a much larger event will be glaringly obvious at a more intimate do.

 

Get Some Awesome Entertainment

A fabulous part of having an intimate wedding- everyone can get involved. With fewer people to worry about, you can really go to the effort of making them feel like they are truly a part of your special day and make sure that everyone is having a blast. Don’t want the typical cheesy wedding singer repertoire? Take a look at some Alternative wedding singers, like the ones at this website.  

 

Have A Destination Wedding

Take advantage of having a small number of your nearest and dearest and plan a destination wedding. Grab a cheap flight over to a Balearic beach or hire out a small cottage in the countryside for the weekend. Stretching out the festivities a few chilled days of eating, drinking and being merry, allows you to relax, and really bond with your guests.

Do you any tips for having an intimate wedding? Please share in the comments section below.

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Money Saving Tips for the Self Employed

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Working for your self can be very tricky. One month can be very busy with you making more money than you know what to do with it. Another month can have you literally surviving with the coins in your wallet. Which is why you have to be savvy with your money to survive as a self-employed person. You can not afford to spend every penny you make because you never know how busy or not busy the next month would be.  This is the reason why many people cannot afford to work for themselves.

When there is no steady pay check, many people will struggle to manage their money. They may easily find themselves struggling to pay their monthly bills, when work is quiet. Which is why I am grateful there are credit facilities like CashLady and Credit Cards to use on essentials when money is tight. You never know when you will need services like them, so it is good to know they are available.

 

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Here are some money saving tips for the self employed –

 

Buy everything you need online

This may not sound like a money-saving tip but trust me it is. I do 99% of my shopping online. The 1% is when I am out and about and need to grab something. Or the odd time we run out of groceries, and I need to head out to our local supermarket to grab some essentials. I do all my shopping online because he saves me money. Shopping in the stores is way too expensive for me. Apart from the fact that I have to get to the shops physically, which costs money obviously, I am usually tempted to buy more than I planned to buy. Shopping online keeps me focused. I buy exactly what I need without wasting money on what the shops want me to “need”.

 

Do it yourself

I try to do all I can myself. So childcare, cleaning, cooking and everything in between, I do myself. Managing my time and working from home helps me sort out my chores and daily activities. That way I save my money. Outsourcing jobs like these means you spend more money. So doing it myself helps my money go for longer. It also allows me spend more time with my growing kids. I am proud to say I have never paid for childcare, thanks to me being able to work from home.

 

Meal Plan

To avoid wasting food and eating out way more than you can afford to, you need to have a weekly meal plan. My health  and wallet has changed for the better since I started planning meals in advance. Meal planning gives me the opportunity to include all I need in the weekly online shop. It also allows me cook from scratch because I know what needs to be done and I plan my days towards getting them done. If you don’t meal plan, I suggest you try doing this now and see how much money you save. Also, food wastage would be a thing of the past as you would only buy want you need for your meals.

 

What do you think fo these money-saving tips?

Giving Your Blog Visitors The Chance To Become Members

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We want the people who read and watch and interact with our content to know just how much we appreciate them for doing so, but how can you show it? Well, you can give them the chance to become a member of your own little corner of the internet – it’s a great way to take your blog a bit further, especially if you know you’ve got something real to offer anyone who signs up.

So with that in mind, here’s just a few tips on how you can give anyone who consumes your content the chance to sign up with you and reap all the rewards for it. Make sure you put these ideas to good use if a simple mailing list just isn’t cutting it for you anymore.

 

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Who knows how many people crowd around a screen to see what you have to say – why not give them some kind of exclusivity? 

 

Offer Them an Incentive to Sign Up

You want your readers to know they can become members, and you want them to be excited about the prospect. Some of them may have been asking for ways to interact better with you, and to contribute more to your blog and its efforts, and some may not be too bothered either way. No matter what opinions your various readers may have, no one is going to become a member for nothing!

So give them an exclusive. They could get to read posts non-members will never, ever see. Maybe they get promo codes sent straight into the inbox, for various other websites across the net that you’ve collaborated with, or for your own shop that you run. You can also give them the chance to submit guest posts for your approval, which is a great way to bulk out your own blog, and for them to shine up their writing portfolio. These are all great incentives for anyone who’s interested in the online world!

 

Give Them a Secure Portal

If people are going to be signing up to have a membership with you, and either pay for the privilege or store some of their personal and private details on your website server, make sure you give them a secure portal to go through. It really is the least you could do!

Make sure your website is secure, first of all, by adding in that sneaky ‘s’ on the end of the ‘http’. Then try to add an SSL certificate to your retail section – this provides users with encryption over any details they might input at the checkout Or maybe you could look into the identity verification service used by millions, and apply similar methods or software and tech to your own blog? These could all work really well for your membership plans!

So, are you ready to take your blog to the next level? You might already be running it as a business, and you’re very happy with how far you’ve come, but remember to give back every once in a while.

 

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