Crash Course on Wedding Crashing

Crash Course on Wedding Crashing

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Hours and hours of learning and research went into gaining this experience and compiling it in a form you can benefit from. This article was meant to be a useful, educational and instructive resource for anyone interested in this topic.

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For most occasions, there are invitations. In every invitation, there is an invited guest. There-in lies the subject of our discussion. You see, for every party, there are bound to be party crashers.

A prime example is wedding celebrations. There are people who come to the event without an invitation and who in fact are not even invited. These are known as the wedding crashers.

Wedding crashers are “unexpected guests” mainly because they were not invited to the event. These crashers are drawn to these occasions like moths to a flame.

So, for anyone who wishes to know how to become a wedding crasher, here are some tips that you can use.

1. Try to be a long-lost cousin or someone who is “within” the family.

In most wedding celebrations, the family is always included. In fact, most of the wedding invitations tend to be some sort of family reunions since many family members are present from out of town.

And because there are a large number of relatives present in the celebration, the bride or the groom will be less inclined to notice who you are or where you came from. This makes the “long lost cousin” strategy effective.

The above “crash technique” works particularly well when carrying a beautifully wrapped gift box with you. After all, who would question somebody who has brought such a lovely and beautifully wrapped gift with them.

Sidenote: Hope you’re finding this useful? I have always been curious about this matter. And when I found very little quality information about it, I decided to share a part of what I’ve learned about it – which is why this article came to be written. Read on.

2. Try being a staff member of the wedding caterer or wedding coordinator.

In order to be able to crash a wedding, you could always pretend to be a staff member.

In a wedding, there are lots of people being hired in the planning and preparation. So one way of crashing into the scene is to impersonate a staff member of the catering company or the flower arrangement company.

This added bonus will allow you to enjoy a very nice meal. If questioned by another guest, you could always explain that you are a friend of someone who is also at the party.

Pick the name of your choice. You can always find someone else’s name when you are being asked why you are at the party or who you are with.

This is a safe tactic if you do not feel like choosing whose side of the couple you will take in order to introduce yourself. With this strategy, you can be quite sure that with over a hundred or 200 guests in the party, not many people would even think of verifying your name or identity.

4. Dress to kill.

The best part of being a wedding crasher is to dress up a little bit in order to suit the occasion. Even if it means that you were “dressed to kill,” it would be better to dress appropriately in order to fit in the event.

After all, wedding crashing is not all about free food and wine. It can also be one way of finding that one true love.

5. Proper Timing is essential.

One of the most important things one should remember when crashing the party is to arrive very late. This is because by the time you have arrived, most guests have started drinking and socializing, to a point where their guard is down and there is no defense is relatively low.

As a result, when you arrive, most people will not notice your entrance and you may easily join the party and blend in.

Indeed, wedding crashing can fill up your social calender quite quickly if you so choose.

I hope you gained something from this article. Be sure to check for additional information online on this topic. You may drop me a quick note to share your thoughts and comments on it.

There’s also more to come so please keep visiting often to get the latest information!

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Blackberry 8300 Curve – Fortus Mobile Phone Review

Blackberry 8300 Curve – Fortus Mobile Phone Review

Close but not Quite Perfection

With mobile phones looking to narrow the gap all the time between themselves and the dedicated PDA handsets on the market – the Apple iPhone springs to mind – manufacturers like Research In Motion (RIM) are having to try even harder to make their products stand out. Enter the new Blackberry 8300 Curve, with a host of new features yet, surprisingly, some glaring ones too.

The fact this new Blackberry has come out so soon after the 8800 model says everything there is to know about just how good mobile phones are at the moment – RIM is obviously worried about the diminishing market. However, PDA’s like the Blackberry 8300 Curve can still offer some features mobile phones can’t, and it’s these features that make this such an exciting product.

The main difference between this model and the recently released 8800 is that the Curve is a lot slimmer. In fact, with the change in size that RIM has given the Blackberry 8300, you’d be forgiven for thinking that you’re holding a normal mobile phone in your hand. The only thing that gives it away is the standard QWERTY keyboard just below the large display screen.

Design-wise, the 8300 Curve benefits from a black and silver colour scheme, which offers it just the right amount of futuristic styling that PDA users seem to love. It’s extremely lightweight as well, at least for a PDA, and is full 1.5 ounces lighter than the Treo. It feels good to hold as well, thanks to the small addition of rubber grips on the side, making it feel more secure and less prone to slipping from your grip.

A neat little trick is that the 2.5-inch screen has sensors that detect what the lighting conditions are like. Too dark or too bright, and the Blackberry 8300 will automatically adjust the brightness and contrast. This makes it a lot easier to navigate your icon-driven menus, and is a definite step in the right direction, not just for Blackberry but PDA’s and mobile phones in general.

Unlike some similar models, the screen isn’t touch-sensitive; however, there is a little trackball nub that you use to move around the screen. Using the keyboard is a lot easier on this model as well, with RIM reverting back to the larger spaces between each of the QWERTY keyboard elements. The smart screen allows pictures taken on the 2.0meag-pixel camera to look just that little bit sharper, especially if you compare pictures from an equivalent specced mobile phone camera. However, there’s still no video playback option.

If there is one thing that stops the Blackberry 8300 Curve from being almost perfect, it’s that it’s not a 3G unit. This seems almost criminal when you look at the features it does come with, yet for some reasons, RIM haven’t seen fit to supply the 8300 with 3G features. There’s no Wi-Fi support either, and again it seems like a missed opportunity. It does make up for this a little by being quad-band, but Wi-Fi would have been nicer.

Yet the Blackberry has always been about its office suite and more professional approach than a mere mobile phone can offer. In that respect, it doesn’t disappoint at all.

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Use The Perfect Party Supplies

Use The Perfect Party Supplies

Everyone loves to attend a great party, but far fewer people I know love to throw a great party. Why? Because it takes a lot of time, energy, and attention to detail to throw any truly great party. From my experience, one of the biggest things that causes people to hesitate about throwing parties is their lack of understanding of what it really takes. It takes a lot to throw a party, but one of the biggest and most necessary elements is having the right party supplies.

It takes party supplies to make a great party just as it takes ingredients to cook a meal. You cannot end up with the finished product you want – a party or a meal – without putting in the right things. Choosing great party supplies can be overwhelming, but I guarentee that it will be less overwhelming if it is done with a theme in mind.

My advice to anyone planning a party for almost any occasion is to have a theme for the party. I have been to far too many parties over the years that seem disconnected and without a point. A well chosen theme will make everything about party planning, including gathering the right party supplies, easier. How do you choose a theme? Simple. Just think about things like the occasion, the guests, the interests of the guests, and the time of the year that you are planning to have your party.

 

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Thinking through details such as this will enable you to focus in on party supplies and other details that really matter and that will reflect your theme. For example, if you are throwing a birthday party for your eight year old daughter, why not make it a “princess party” and have all of the food, activities, and party supplies surround the theme of princesses. Won’t this be much easier than going on no theme at all? If you are throwing a summer anniversary party for your friends, why not take a look back at their wedding photos and try to recreate the style and colors of their wedding day.

Planning great parties and choosing great party supplies just takes time and a little creativity. If you aren’t in a hurry, you can plan amazing parties that everyone will enjoy. So get out your planner, look at the next few events that you have planned, and start planning away by choosing a great theme. Let your theme guide all of your party supplies. You’ll find that party throwing isn’t nearly as stressful as you’d always thought.

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Samsung F700 – Fortus Mobile Phone Review

Samsung F700 – Fortus Mobile Phone Review

Ultra Smart and Ultra Sleek Touch Screen Breakthrough

Making its bid for touch screen mobile phone domination is Samsung’s 3G Smartphone, the F700. It may look very similar to the iPhone, but some may argue that it is much better, especially those who are used to the older Samsung phone models. What you will not find on the older models that makes the F700 so special is the large full control touch screen. Whilst the Samsung G600 or G800 will need a navigation key or a joystick to scroll through your phone’s menu, the F700 will only require a light tap on the screen.

Some users have complained that there are too many taps to be made on the mobile phone just to make or answer calls. There is a reason for this – the touch screen is ultra sensitive. Even if you must unlock a couple of security buttons before you can answer your incoming calls, or make outgoing ones, you’ll be assured that the phone won’t unlock in your pocket and start calling random people on its own.

Another unique and exciting feature of the F700 is the full-sized QWERTY keyboard that slides out on the side for easier text and email composition. There is also an on-screen QWERTY keyboard, but as the touch screen phone is a new technology, Samsung thought first-timers would like to be eased in to it and provided an alternative. Like all QWERTY keyboards, you should type in text messages and emails with both hands on the Samsung F700. This should be easy to master, as it is exactly like typing on your computer keyboard, and faster than texting on a regular mobile keypad.

The F700 is so much more than an Ultra Smart touch screen mobile phone. It runs on an HSDPA network to quickly connect you to the internet, which will be enjoyable thanks to its huge 2.78 inch-screen and HTML browser. Its 3G technology allows 3G compatible features, particularly video calling, and the phone is Java supported, which means you can download and install favourite applications, as well as enjoy a slew of available games. Its offline mode is another valuable feature; even if your phone is unusable for calls, you can still use the rest of the mobile phone’s features, such as the 3 megapixel camera with auto-focus, the video recorder and the music and video player. The Samsung F700 also comes with free Bose headphones to give you an all-around better sound experience.

As it has a full colour touch screen and a full slide board with a keypad, the Samsung F700 may seem too large a phone to lug around. On the contrary, this mobile unit fits snugly in your hand and is surprisingly lightweight. This is because the casing is made of plastic. Fortunately, it doesn’t look plastic, as the finish is ultra sleek and polished, so much so that the phone may even seem slippery. Some users have been terrified of having the F700 accidentally slip out of their hands. But then, this phone is too smart and sleek for that to happen.

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Traditional American Wedding Practices: Weddings In The United States

Traditional American Wedding Practices: Weddings In The United States

Starting with the engagement, Americans can think of unique ways to personalize their wedding. As there really isn’t any engagement tradition, the more unique the marriage proposal is done, the better.

For most wedding preparations, the engaged couple visits their parents to inform them of their recent engagement.

At times, the engaged couple hosts an engagement party. The engagement party costs less than a wedding reception since most of the time, the menu will only include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Therefore, if the couple is on a tight budget, they can just invite more guests to the engagement party if they plan to limit the number of guests during the wedding.

Most wedding preparations have a bridal shower given by the maid of honor and the bridesmaids. The groom may also have a bachelor party the night before the wedding but he has to be careful not to drink too much.

Wedding invitations should include response cards to quickly inform the couple whether the person has accepted or declined the invitation. The wedding invitations should also be sent within four to six weeks before the event.

Usually, there is a rehearsal dinner in which the wedding party and guests came from far places to be present at the wedding attend. It was practiced that the groom’s parents pay for this dinner.

A bridal luncheon may be hosted for the bride’s attendants during the wedding day. However, time constraints may not permit this to be part of the schedule for the wedding day. Likewise, the groom may also host a groom’s dinner for his groomsmen.

Interestingly, even if the couple is not very religious, they still prefer a religious ceremony. However, this may pose a problem since in America people of different faiths and religious backgrounds get married.

Even if there are few people who believe in bad luck, some couples still make sure that the groom does not see his bride until she starts waking on the aisle.

It is still practiced that the groom and his groomsmen enter the church through a side door. The bride will then walk down the aisle with her father. In some cases when both her father and stepfather brought up the bride, she may ask them both to escort her.

During a formal reception, there is usually a bridal table where the couple and the attendants sit. Also, food and drinks should be served as the guests appear at the reception.

Before, gift giving used to depend on what the guest will feel useful for the couple. Now, it is better to register for gifts so the guests will know what to bring that the couple will need.

Upon receiving an engagement or wedding gift, it is better to send a thank you note apart from saying “thank you” to the giver. This should be sent within two weeks upon receipt of the gift. Make a personalized thank you note, instead of using an impersonal generic thank you note.

These are just some American practices during weddings. Whether one chooses to this or prefers to have a very different wedding, what’s more important is that American’s still believe in the wedding vow, “For better or worse, ’til death do us part.”

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Wondering About Mobile Marketing? Use These Tips! (3)

Wondering About Mobile Marketing? Use These Tips!

One of the worst and most common mistakes that can be made when it comes to mobile marketing is the lack of respect for individuals privacy. This can be extremely intrusive when dealing with personal mobile devices. For more great tips on what to do and not to do with this type of marketing, read on.

Allow your subscribers the option to opt-out of receiving your texts. The format of your messages should automatically include an “opt-out” set of instructions or sentence. You need to use words that get the message across that they can get out of your messages. This includes words like “UNSUBSCRIBE” and “STOP.”

Be sure that you modify your blog so that it looks great on any type of mobile device. This is imperative if you’re using a blog to communicate with people. Your blog might look okay from the Android, but iPhone might slaughter it. You will need to get to work modifying it before other people are scared away.

Test your program before you start it. Customers do not like broken links, or dead images. Have your business, family, or even a few customers test your messages before you start sending them en masse to your market. Get their feedback to perfect whatever might go wrong, and your customers will thank you for it.

Never send out any type of unsolicited messages. This will just be spam to people, and you may end up losing potential customers quickly. If they get a message from someone or some company they don’t know, they will probably just delete it right away, and be a little frustrated.

Remember when mobile marketing that not every mobile device is the same and thus the content you develop needs to cater to the general field and not anything overtly specific. For instance: Some people have slower connections than others, while others have smaller screen sizes. Be encompassing and not specific.

Make your messages viral. Text messages can be very quickly and easily forwarded to other people. Yous should sometimes ask your subscribers to invite their friends if they enjoy your service. Make sure to include opt-in instructions. You may be amazed at how quickly that can make your database grow.

Mobile ads need a stronger call to action than regular ads, so make sure that you’re proficient at providing this type of material. A dozen exclamation points and some words like “must” and “now” aren’t going to cut it. You need to come up with a wording that will persuade people in only a short sentence or two.

Use QR codes on all of your print materials, from business cards to product packaging. This is a great way to give people quick access to all the content you want to provide, from cleaning instructions to alternate uses. You can even have a link to a coupon for future purchases, or a sale page.

To wrap it up, you want to make sure that not only you are getting your message out to the right audience but also doing it in a way that shows respect to your customers. Hopefully this article provided plenty of information to help you with your mobile marketing plan.

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Wedding Gift Ideas – Gifts for Members of the Wedding Party

Wedding Gift Ideas – Gifts for Members of the Wedding Party

Gifts given by the bride and groom are certainly part of the wedding tradition. But who makes up the group fortunate enough to receive a gift from the bride and groom? Members of the wedding party top that list. That includes everybody: best man, maid of honour, matron, bridesmaids, ushers, groomsmen, junior bridesmaids, flower girls, and ring bearers. It’s also a nice gesture for the bride to give a gift to the groom and vice versa, although this is not mandatory. Nowadays, the bride and groom also include each set of parents on the gift giving list. Also, it’s definitely a nice gesture to give a gift to any other person who did something special during the occasion. Sometimes someone will be asked to do a special reading at the ceremony, or to step in for the bride’s father and walk the bride down the aisle and these individuals should be acknowledged.
Why give gifts to members of the wedding party? The purpose of these wedding gifts is to show your appreciation, not break your wedding budget. A gift that has been specially picked out shows you put thought and consideration into the gift. Including a personalized note with the gift thanks the person for whatever role he or she played and it is certainly a nice touch when having the gift engraved with the wedding date and couple’s names or initials. To help with thank you letters, keep a note of what each person’s role so you know exactly what to say when it comes to writing.
Prepare the gifts several weeks in advance. Make sure you have the gifts purchased about 4 weeks prior to the wedding date. That gives you enough time to have them engraved and to create your personalized messages. To help the gifts make an even greater impression on the recipient, take special care in wrapping them. Use fancy wrapping paper and elaborate bows using colours that complement the wedding colours. The best time to give your gifts is during the rehearsal dinner, as it’s intimate, and the people to whom you’re giving the gifts should all be present.
Here are some gift ideas to help you get started? First, check your wedding budget to see how much you have allocated to this category. You’ve likely spent quite a bit of your money by this stage, so it’s important to take a realistic look. Brides typically give each member of the bridal party a piece of jewellery or a hair clip that the bride would like her to wear on the wedding day. Other gift ideas include bud vases, picture frames, bath oils, a collectible item or a gift basket. The men in the wedding party like to receive engraved pens, pocket watches, cigars, business card holders, a clock for their desk, or key chains. For the parents, a professional wedding photo in an engraved frame is perfect as is a personalized letter detailing your appreciation. For each other, anything that conveys your love and devotion is ideal.

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Be Nice When Choosing Your Bridesmaids Dresses!

Be Nice When Choosing Your Bridesmaids Dresses!

You have chosen your dream dress, you and your future husband have decided on the wedding party and the bridesmaids are anxious to see what their dresses are going to look like. When choosing your bridesmaid dresses, don’t forget to keep their emotions and tastes in mind!
Remember that although this is your big day, your bridesmaids have decided to share in your joy and help you make lasting memories. And one of the biggest ways that you can include them in the merriment is to ask them to help you with the decision. In other words, in addition to your own ideas, find out what their likes and dislikes are. After all, if they’re not happy with your choice and they feel uncomfortable, it will show in your wedding photos.
Compliment your bridesmaids’ figures, hair color and complexions when choosing their dresses. You can still be the center of attention while allowing your wedding party to glow and shine behind you. Be sure to have your bridesmaids try on several styles and colors and let them choose one or two of their favorites to help you make your decision.
As important as comfort is for you, it is just as important for your girls. So, when choosing the bridesmaids dresses, look for comfort in the fit and the style. If you are a courteous bride, thinking of their needs while tending to your own, it will be appreciated by your wedding party and they will be more willing to help you.
If you’ve ever been bridesmaid yourself, then you likely understand how important it is to consider cost when choosing the bridesmaid dresses. While you may be working on a wedding budget, keep in mind that your wedding party also may be hoping for affordable attire. Talk to your bridesmaids and ask them how much they are willing to spend.
Be sure while choosing bridesmaids dresses you record everything in a notebook so that you won’t forget or lose the valuable information. Through the chaos of planning the rest of the wedding, it could be all too easy to forget sizes, styles, alteration decisions, and how much is owed on the dresses. Keeping everything in a notebook will help you stay organized and feel less stress.
After the bridesmaids dresses have been decided on, don’t forget to ask about fittings. Find out how many fitting will be needed for each girl and exactly what the cost is for each one of them. Write down times and dates to help your wedding party remember and if possible, let the bridesmaids schedule the appointments themselves to ensure it is a good time for them.
Now you have chosen the bridesmaids dresses, they are happy about the color, style and fit. Don’t forget the shoes! Remember to tell your bridesmaids whether they are to wear flats or pumps. And if you want them dyed to match the dresses, let them know and give them time to prepare. As long as you use respect and common courtesy, you will most likely have a happy wedding party thus giving you a beautiful, happy day to remember.

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Business Professionals Applications

Business Professionals Applications

In today’s business world, you have to be ruthless and constantly taking note of the changing financial environment you are in. One of the greatest ways to do this is have a device that allows you to accurately control your expenses as well as keep track of how your money is being spent. If you have an Apple iPhone, than you most likely have a life that requires detail and organization. When it comes to finances, you must be extremely organized in order to make sure that your money isn’t being thrown around. And when you have an iPhone, you are able to add applications to your device, that will help organize your life. One of the best productivity applications for the iPhone is the JustAddMoney Expense Tracker.

This amazing application not only allows you to keep track of your money, but also you are able to share this information through a multi-user online tracker. This is perfect for a business that wants to be constantly updated on the financial happenings of the company. With this application, you are able to update your expenses in real-time, by entering in checks, receipts, credit card purchases and even how much cash you currently have. Since you are able to add additional users to the expense tracker, you can see how much money everyone has spent before making the next big purchase.

One of the coolest features about this application is how it can accurately manage your finances, no matter how complex they are. If you are running a business, and you want to keep your decision making employees up-to-date with all of the financial happenings, than you can do so by creating an account for them. After you have created an account, you can transfer money from these accounts, organizing expense categories and even create financial reports based on a certain date. This will keep your financial reports extremely organized and easy to understand.

Also, when you have this application, you can have real-time updates to how much money has been spent, and where. This will save you time in waiting for your checks to clear with the bank, and also will keep you from being surprised when you open your credit card billing statement.

Another great application for the business-minded, as well as those who want to keep information private, is the Mobile Password Safe. In today’s world, it is very important that you have a secure place to store all of your sensitive passwords, and what is a better place that your cell phone. You always have access to these passwords, however, only you are able to gain this access to the passwords. How this system works is you create labels for your passwords, and then put the actual password within the application.

After you have done so the passwords are actually decrypted into your browser, which means that plain text will never be transferred to the various servers. By doing so, this means your passwords can never be hacked and you are provided with 100% safety and security. If you have many passwords to sensitive locations, or if you just want to keep your online banking password even more protected, you will love this application.

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Ideas for Wedding Party Gifts

Ideas for Wedding Party Gifts

A day or two before your wedding, there is usually a
wedding rehearsal and then a wedding rehearsal dinner.
This is paid for traditionally by the groom’s family,
and it’s when you will give your wedding attendants
their gifts as a thank you for being in your wedding.

Bridesmaids

– As a rule, jewelry is a good idea for the ladies. If
they have pierced ears, you can give them earrings. If
their ears aren’t pierced, you can give them
necklaces.

It’s always a good idea to give them something that
they can wear on the day of the wedding to go with
their dresses.

Groomsmenushers

– For the men, it’s a little more difficult to choose
an appropriate gift. If you can’t find something that
will be appropriate for all of them, you can choose
comparable but different gifts.

Beer steins, shot glasses, and other similar items can
be used, or something else that will reflect their
individuality.

Remember, when you are choosing your gifts that these
are your friends and family, and that you want them to
know that you have appreciated everything that they
have done.

The wedding rehearsal dinner is a time for the wedding
party to come together and have a good time before the
wedding.

Enjoy yourself and have a good time with your wedding
party. You are celebrating the fact that you are going
to be getting married soon, and that you will be
starting a new life together with you spouse.

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