Wedding, Garden, and Financial Planning

Wedding, Garden, and Financial Planning

Life often teaches us lessons when we least expect it. On this website you’ve seen how wedding arbors can become long term assets when repurposed and used as garden arbors. An arbor or trellis adds structure to a garden and provide plants with support and protection. Likewise, sound financial planning and preparation provides a structure that will help grow and protect your assets as a family. Planning a memorable wedding, planting a beautiful garden, and setting a sound financial foundation have a lot in common. As a married couple you will be applying for car loans and mortgages and have other needs for securing financing. Before entering into married life, many financial experts recommend that a couple take inventories of their financial health. One quick, easy thing that each of you can do today is to review your personal credit report files to make sure that there are no surprises or errors. You can get and review a free annual credit reports to make sure that credit will be available to you when you need it. If you’re not already in the habit of periodically reviewing your credit file yet, now is a great time to start. Here is a link to the www.FreeAnnualCreditReport.us website for free information: Starting off your new life together on solid footing with a financial game plan that you both agree on can help avoid unpleasant or even disastrous consequences down the road. Many marriages fail because of money reasons. If you take a few preventative measures and precautions now you can minimize the chances of that ever happening to you later. Although this serious topic is not as enjoyable as all the other preparations you are enjoying while planning your wedding, I hope that this simple yet important tip helps. Best wishes for a long, happy, healthy, and prosperous life...

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Outdoor Wedding Ceremony and Outdoors Wedding Weather

Outdoor Wedding Ceremony and Outdoors Wedding Weather

Your wedding day is one of the happiest days of your life.  It is critical to at least consider the detail to make sure that it goes according to plan and is memorable for all the right reasons especially for outdoor wedding locations. But even with the best advanced wedding preparations, your plan can be put to the test if Mother Nature decides not to cooperate. Unless you live in a desert climate and are planning an outdoor Las Vegas wedding, chances are there could possibility be a shower in the forecast in most areas of the country. In some cultures rain on a wedding day is supposed to bring good luck. Lucky or not plan for contingencies or at least consider some for the most critical segments of the day. So what’s a bride-to-be to do?  Plan.  Here’s a few things to remember and a few tips to consider to help turn a not so dry weather day into a still very enjoyable wedding day. If your summer wedding happens to fall in a stretch of extra hot weather, a couple details can help everyone cope a little better with the heat. Plan to add umbrellas to outdoor tables to shade your guests from the strong sun. Ask the catering company to have pitchers of ice water with plenty of plastic cups available at all times. Adding some sliced lemons adds a nice touch. For an outdoor wedding, plan access to a covered pavilion or arrange for a tent rental company to set up enough covered space to accommodate your guests and activities.  In most locations it is a good idea to have wedding event tents with sidewalls. White tents with elegant French or cathedral window sidewalls are perfect for outdoor wedding events. There’s not typically any special outdoor wedding dresses available for brides or bridesmaids so you’ll have to protect the ones you have the best you can. Arrange to have plenty of extra umbrellas at the ready for the wedding party and guests who are not prepared for the rain. It also doesn’t hurt to have some rain coats and towels in the trunk of a few cars for your guests. While planning your wedding check out where your wedding ceremony or reception are being help to see what overhead cover there is for arriving vehicles and guests. If you’ve included a decorated wedding arbor in your plans, live plants and flowers will usually be okay with the rain showers. Artificial plants will also survive the moisture but avoid using paper or tissue paper materials in wedding decorations. It is better to use formed ribbon designs and other artificial material that can withstand moisture and wind...

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