Thursday, July 29, 2010

Google search: event planning

Ahhh, you have a full time job, and a family, and extra curricular activities and your sister is getting married and wants you to help plan? How will you ever handle it by yourself? And do you trust that the wedding will be all that she dreams?

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.

Photo credit: http://ammc-photo.com/

Friday, July 16, 2010

Rainy Wedding Day

It’s every bride’s nightmare: rain on your wedding day! For summer brides it can often become a reality. Although it can rain any time of year, summer weddings are often held outside which means they can get the worst of it. But don’t fret, it is your wedding day after all and you should enjoy it. Here are some tips to make the best out of a rainy wedding day:



1. First you need a positive attitude. It’s not what you wanted but you did want to marry your fiancĂ© 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

Hot mama! Holy heat wave!

Outdoor weddings are beautiful. They provide the perfect setting, perfect lighting, but not always the perfect temperature. For summer weddings especially, it can get downright hot! When planning your summer wedding it’s important to not forget about the “summer” part of your wedding. Here are two quick things you may have forgotten that can help beat the heat.

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!

-Sally Lang (RSVPhere intern)


Photo credit: http://ammc-photo.com/

Friday, July 9, 2010

Live a little ;)

This is a post for one of my favorite clients in Texas who traveled once inside of the country and once outside of the country every year with his wife until he had a child. LOVE IT! I'm headed to Hawaii to celebrate anniversary #1 with hubby in August. Meanwhile, I hope you are planning a vacation for yourself or something wild and crazy!

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

Rate your Nerdiness and Join Your Tech Council

If you had to rate your understanding of technology on the geek scale 1-10, what would it be? You can be pretty proud of yourself if you are anywhere upwards of 5! If not, we can get you there! Generation late seems to be coming right out of the womb typing 80 words per minute. Recently I saw a 2 year old who could work an iPhone like a bath of blocks.

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!