Thursday, 30 August 2018
Wednesday, 29 August 2018
when it comes to planning your wedding. For some people, the decision is an easy and an obvious
one. For other couples, deciding who is going to be the best man and bridesmaids can keep them
awake for nights on end. If you feel like you fall into the latter category, fear not. There are a
number of different steps you can take to ensure you end up with the perfect bridal party for you.
So, let’s take a look…
best man, bridesmaids, ushers, and so on. Therefore, make sure you take a moment so that
you can truly think about whether or not you have made the right decision. No matter how
confident you are, it certainly helps to take a moment to mull over all of your options. After all,
once you have asked someone to be in your wedding party, you can’t go back on this.
to ask someone because they played a role at their wedding. Just because you were a
bridesmaid at someone else’s wedding does not mean they have to be one at yours. As
time goes on, friends change and we enter different stages in our lives.
You may have been best friends with someone at university and been in the bridal party when
she got married. However, if you have not spoken for three years, you do not need to include her
in your bridesmaid gang. She won’t expect you to either. Your bridal party should be filled with
people you genuinely want, rather than you feeling like you need to return favours or even
last thing you want is for the best man speech to have everyone squirming in their chair
because it is so awkward and laced with tales about the groom’s ex-girlfriend. The last thing you
want to do is spend your wedding babysitting people in your bridal party, so make sure you pick
people you can rely on to be responsible.
this paragraph. If not, you may want to think about including your brother and sister, even if
you are not particularly close. We don’t want to sound like your mum, but your brother and
sister are going to be there for all of your anniversaries and you will probably become closer
as you get older, so it can be nice to include them in your special day.
determining the size of your wedding party. Most people tend to have four people on either side.
However, you can have as many or as few groomsmen and bridesmaids as you want.
Nevertheless, it usually wise to keep the number of people you have in your bridal party in line
with the number of attendees you are going to have. After all, if you are going to have a small
wedding with only around 50 guests, it’s not a good idea to have 12 in your bridal party.
want your wedding party to play. Do you want all of your bridesmaids, for example, to assist
you with shopping for your wedding dress, choosing invites, and so on? Or, do you simply want
them to show up on your wedding day and be there for you while you say “I do”? There is no
right or wrong with this. It is all about what you want for your wedding. However, your answer
to these questions can impact the sort of person you ask to be in your bridal party. If you are
looking for people to help you throughout the entire planning phase, you will want to go for
friends that are reliable whom you can count on.
worried that people are going to be left out, why not look for other roles? There are plenty of
other ways that people can get involved in your wedding. For example, do you have a musically
inclined friend who would love to play at your wedding reception? Or, maybe you could have a
few ushers who lead people to their seats when they arrive? There are lots of other ways to get
other people included, so make sure you think outside of the box.
trying to decide on how is going to be part of your bridal party. From your bridesmaid to your
best man, you want to make sure that you have the right people standing by you on the most
important day of your life. Use the steps that have been presented above and you should be able
to come to the best decision for you.
The Right Way To Complain
Let me make things clear, I am not a screamer or a shouter. I might raise the issue in the shop/restaurant when it happens but this is just so I can get a quick fix. Otherwise I would much rather make a call or send a letter after the incident and I can put my thoughts together properly.
Not only that, but often the person serving you, cooking your food, dealing with the customer service side of things is not the person that makes the decisions, so telling them you're unhappy just makes them feel bad, when they don't have the power to fix things.
Getting in Touch
What I would much rather do is get in touch with the right person, which often means contacting a companies head office. I use Head Office Finder to find their contact details, as this tends to make life much easier. I've found the website to be really accurate too, which is super useful!
A Job Done Well
That said, as much as I am a complainer, I like to say well done for a job that is done well. I'll always try to go out of my way to leave a Trip Advisor review, a few words on a Facebook page or even just tag them in an Instagram post about how good the service was. Good customer service is important and I love to celebrate this too.
Where do you stand on complaining? Do you do it or is it best avoided?
Tuesday, 28 August 2018
Wednesday, 22 August 2018
A few months ago I took the plunge and moved into a flat all by myself - which is all well and good, but now I am the responsible grown-up! Thankfully it's all worked out pretty well, but it is surprising the stuff you have to get your head around, when it's you that's in charge.
One of the things I was unsure was heating, the boiler and how all of that works. Thankfully, as much as I would like to think I am a responsible tenant; my dad visited a week or so after I moved in and he went around and checked it all for me.
I moved in when the weather was nice so I didn't even give any thought to the heating etc but it was one of the first things he did was check the radiators. He switched them all to the highest setting and put the heating on for an hour - keen to check that they all worked efficiently so that I could use them without any hassle when the cold weather does arrive. I was actually really grateful of this, as it is definitely something I wouldn't have considered before.
I know what I am like and I would have left it until I needed them and then if one didn't work, I would have been left out in the cold, literally! He likes to proudly tell me that he has an app that can switch on (and off) his radiators when he is away from home. This means he never arrives home to a cold house, because he just puts the heating on about half an hour before he gets home - how clever is that? I'm not quite at that stage yet, but I know I'll be grateful for some working radiators in the coming months, because judging by the weather at the moment, winter is definitely coming!
Tuesday, 21 August 2018
Wednesday, 15 August 2018
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