Friday, August 6, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tell me truth. Have you ever been to an event where every detail was meticulously well thought out and creative and you wondered how they ever did it? Ah, an event planner sneaking in the shadows!!
Have you ever used an event planner? Are you an event planner? Well, we want to hear from you!
We're looking to connect with event planners and let them know about RSVPhere.com. We think this free service could potentially be very helpful to them and their clients. Also, we'd like to hear from some people who have used event planners before so we can learn about their experinces. Did they appreciate certain services provided? Were there any problems with the planner?
Comment on this post and tell us all of your stories. And, if you're an event planner let us know, so we can get in contact with you.
Friday, July 16, 2010
1. First you need a positive attitude. It’s not what you wanted but you did want to marry your fiancé and you still get to do that! If you think positively you can still really enjoy your wedding.
2. For tents used during the ceremony or the reception, make sure they’re rain safe. Leaks or holes in the tent can cause a lot of problems.
3. Some photographers say that rain can enhance your photos. It gives softer lighting and can add to the emotion of the day. Plus, you can have fun with your pictures by dancing in the rain or having a misty background.
4. If you’re walking down the aisle outdoors when it’s rained, consider switching to flats. Heels are not exactly known for their compatibility with mud. ;)
5. Rain usually causes the temperature to cool so your guests won’t be so hot outside, not to mention helping you cool down in your dress!
6. Have a place for guests to put umbrellas. Help eliminate that extra thing you have to carry around that drips water all over your venue. Have somewhere near the entrance to place or check in umbrellas and you and your guests will be very thankful.
It’s not the ideal weather for your wedding, but you can make the most of it. At least everyone will appreciate the DJ playing “It’s Raining Men” at the reception a little more.
-Sally Lang (RSVPhere intern)
Photo Credit: http://blog.purebylindsey.com/?tag=rainy-wedding-day
Monday, July 12, 2010
It’s important to have places where your guests can cool off. For example, fans around the tent, an indoor bathroom, and don’t forget supplying plenty of water to drink. Guests should be fainting because of your beauty not because of the heat!
Make sure to wear sunscreen. You don’t want to be a permanently blushing bride and being sun burnt on your honeymoon isn’t so romantic. You can get a nice light sunscreen that won’t mess up your makeup and you’ll be ready to go!
Have a wonderful summer wedding and stay cool!
Photo credit: http://ammc-photo.com/
Friday, July 9, 2010
Hey, and speaking of vacations...did you know I have seen Bachelorette cruise RSVP cards set up on my site (go ladies!!) and family reunions! Could you use RSVPhere for your vacation?
Check out this jump at Rick's Cafe in Jamaica on my honeymoon.
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Technology is here to stay and changing so quickly that it can be hard to keep up. A great way to stay connected, no matter how technical you are, is to look into your local Technology Council. Here in Richmond, ours is called Rich Tech. Newly branded and run by the strapping Chip Farmer and lovely Alicia Durham, it makes sense for me to participate of course because my occupation and my company are both in the technology field.
However, for Richmonders, Rich Tech is so much more even if you are not a technologist or even close. You can learn a tremendous amount about the impact that technology is making on our youth, businesses, community, and our global economy by plugging in to a group like Rich Tech. You will be affected in your job and/or personal life by technology choices that either you make, or that others make for you.
A technology council will give you an opportunity to be knowledgeable and prepared for what you encounter. You can also meet vendors and learn about tools that you may end up needing. Plus, you learn a little geek speak as you go along.
And, we aren't all nerd and no fun. Rich Tech holds tons of breakfasts, social events, and outings including an annual fishing trip where we drink sodas and discuss how technology is partly responsible for the crash of the financial market-- NOT!!! We buddy up and develop relationships that can be pivotal for your career, your business, and your personal technology decisions. We also catch big fish.(You must join!)
If you had to make a technical decision, are you close enough with anyone unbiased to ask? Do you know the latest in what technologies are impacting business? Have you heard about what Google is doing lately? I not saying... but really am saying...pop on your wireframes and join a Council near you ;). Let me know how it goes!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Meanwhile, there are SO many good ideas for shows. I'm trying to get creative and think of ways to promote voting. I could....make a song with a ditty, a little rap that won't get out of your head. Then every day while you're driving you'll be singing my rap and remember to vote.
Or...I could make a video and hypnotize you so that every time you are hungry you think about voting. If you are like me, that's pretty often. Or, I could hack into all of your computers and send very friendly emails by you to all of your friends kindly asking for their repeated votes.
Now THAT is thinking outside of the box. That's what I am, an Idea Muffin. Wife, employee, business owner, friend, family member, board member, Rotarian, and Sunday School teacher- oh yes, and Oprah show host OF COURSE!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Are you a stressed out bride looking for good bride blogs? Try Wedology 101! Bloggers Jenn and Meghan share tips and tricks to help you plan your wedding with the help of a panel of wedding experts. Besides great tips they also do profiles of "Been There, Done That" Brides like the one they did on Casey below. Special thanks to Wedology 101 and we hope everyone visits the site!
Feature done by Wedology 101 on Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Been There, Done That Bride: Casey Bunn
I'll admit it- I get a little giddy when a new Been There, Done That bride comes across my desk. This week, I'm especially delighted to share the story of my friend, and Richmond Twitter Celebster Casey Bunn with RSVPHere.com.
Think that planning a wedding is tough when trying to work at the same time? You haven't heard anything yet.
Take it away Casey...
Why are you a “Been There, Done That” Bride?
I planned my entire wedding while holding down a job and running a company RSVPhere.com in my spare time! We were our own first customers! I was investing all of my money in my business, so opted out of a wedding planner, but boy do I see why brides use them! .....To see the rest of this feature follow this link to Wedology 101
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Miniature Caprese Salad Skewers Cook Time: 10 mins
Asparagus Crostini’s Cook Time: 10 mins
BLT Pasta Salad Cook Time: 22mins Yield: 4 Servings
Tomato, Watermelon, and Cucumber Salad Yeild: 6
Chicken Salad Tea Sandwiches with Smoked Almonds Cook Time: 45 mins Yeild: 24
Sherbet Party Punch
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
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