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Sweet Ways To Give Thanks Before, During And After Your Wedding

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In the spirit of the season, we've gathered some fun ways to give thanks before, during, and after your big day. 1. Keep a gratitude journal:  Unlike a regular diary, which requires daily upkeep, jot down quick thoughts about your planning "highs" (e.g. what you felt like when you bought your dress) whenever you have the time. You can also use it to store fun mementos like a sketch of your cake.     2. Spend quality time with your maid of honor and ...

In the spirit of the season, we've gathered some fun ways to give thanks before, during, and after your big day.

1. Keep a gratitude journal:

 Unlike a regular diary, which requires daily upkeep, jot down quick thoughts about your planning "highs" (e.g. what you felt like when you bought your dress) whenever you have the time. You can also use it to store fun mementos like a sketch of your cake.

 

 

2. Spend quality time with your maid of honor and best man:

Plan a one-on-one hangout before the wedding chaos takes over. You'll relish the opportunity to bond with them before the biggest day of your life.

 

 

3. Exchange letters on the morning of the wedding:

 Sure, "meet you down the aisle" texts are charming, but there's nothing quite like putting pen to paper. Thank your future spouse for marrying you and making you the luckiest woman alive. Capture each other's reaction on film by reading the letters out loud for your videographer.

 

 

4. Savor a quiet moment together:

 Soak in your surroundings — the stunning reception space that took months to plan, friends and family busting a move on the dance floor, that giddy look on your husband's face that says, "We finally did it."

 

 

5. Wipe away your parents' tears of joy:

 Personalize vintage handkerchiefs with embroidered messages for Mom, Dad, your mother-in-law, father-in-law, or any other close family members.

 

 

6. Dedicate your wedding to both sets of parents:

 At the ceremony, ask the officiant if you could read a poem in honor of your family. Here's one example of wording we love, via weddings.usabride.com: "We would like to dedicate this ceremony to our parents. They have taught us our values and shown us how to laugh, love and appreciate all that life has to offer. Their generosity, support, and love are unending."

 

 

7. Toast to all of the times that your bridal party supported you:

Thank your bridal party attendants for sharing in the joy of your wedding day with a quick speech. Don't forget to hand out a glass of bubbly to each bridesmaid before you hit the road!

 

 

8. Give your bridesmaids and groomsmen gifts they'll actually use.

 

 

9. Spend one-on-one time with your flower girl and ring bearer:

 Give the little ones a bucket filled with crayons and activities to keep them busy at the reception, let them play with your dress, and say "cheese" in the front of the camera for their very own portrait.

 

 

10. Dedicate a special song to your 'maids and groomsmen:

 Don't require them to practice a dance beforehand, unless you're Zumba buddies or were in a dance troupe back in high school! Just have your DJ or band play a song from your past and watch unscripted hilarity ensue.

 

 

11. Thank your vendors for making your wedding vision come to life:

 After all of those emails, calls, brainstorming sessions, and, yes, the times that they saved your behind, express how much you appreciate them with a heartfelt card. Pay it forward by writing a positive review online, if you were happy with their service.

 

 

12. Give out thoughtful favors:

 Gift creature comforts like cozy slippers, a yummy scent or donuts for the ride home.

 

 

13. Have fun with your thank-you cards:

 A custom illustration makes signing all of those notes that much more bearable (and, dare we say it, fun).

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/25-ways-to-give-thanks-at-your-wedding_b_5835c410e4b0a79f7433b31f

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NuStreams Conference & Culture Centre

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At NuStreams Conference Centre, we believe giving your guests a memorable event experience is vital.   Visit us today @NuStreams Conference & Culture Centre,   110 Ibadan Abeokuta Road,   Off Alalubosa GRA/Ibadan.

At NuStreams Conference Centre, we believe giving your guests a memorable event experience is vital.

 

Visit us today @NuStreams Conference & Culture Centre,

 

110 Ibadan Abeokuta Road,

 

Off Alalubosa GRA/Ibadan.

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HUGE 50% OFF savings for January 2020!

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HUGE 50% OFF savings for January 2020!   Make NuStreams your destination for your wedding, meeting, seminars, summit & expo event, Gala, Fundraiser, or company milestone!   Want to take a peek first?   No problem contact us to set up a tour today!   ‪#Innovation    #Culture    #Events    ‪#Exceptional Service    ‪#Above & Beyond

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How To Organize An Art Show And Sale

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I had a dream, just a few short months ago; I uttered a statement to Master Alicea, at Alicea's Martial Arts School, about my desire to do an art exhibit/sale. What he said next set the plans in motions for all the planning and execution of my recent art show.   Within a few days I had picked a date. A few days after that I came up with a name for the event, with a little help. The poster for the event was designed by another dear friend, paid for, and then it was finally poste...

I had a dream, just a few short months ago; I uttered a statement to Master Alicea, at Alicea's Martial Arts School, about my desire to do an art exhibit/sale. What he said next set the plans in motions for all the planning and execution of my recent art show.

 

Within a few days I had picked a date. A few days after that I came up with a name for the event, with a little help. The poster for the event was designed by another dear friend, paid for, and then it was finally posted in my art page. Upon posting, several other people came forward with a desire to help out in some way to the success of the show.

 

 I thought a lot about the movie called Field of Dreams that I watched several years ago. There were days that I wondered if I could physically get enough work ready for this event. It has been quite a journey over the last year, with illness and other setbacks, but I set out on a course to accomplish a goal.

 

Here are some tips that I can pass on to you that I have learned from the experience. How, Where, When: What All Is Involved? How Do You Reach the Public?

 

When you are an artist, there are always art shows to either put on, participate in, or attend. They are part of surviving as a professional artist. Doing art shows is a part of the artists commitment to their art. The artwork has to reach the public.

 

But the how, what, where, when. What all is involved tends to escape our abilities as artists. After all, we just want to produce our work, right? We don't really want the task of getting the work out there in front of our audience. Well, who else is going to do it for us....if not us?

 

 True, you could hire some technology guy behind a website to, but that takes a lot of money and as artists, we may not necessarily have that kind of dough. Well, maybe you do. I didn't.

 

In this hub, I will try to touch on various things to consider when you want to run your own art show and sale. You will probably have ideas of your own also. It can be done.

 

 

Remember, Remember the Date of the Event

The first thing to do is to establish the dates, allowing time to have some promotion materials printed. Trying to create or organize an art show can be very difficult if you don't know what you're doing. It was a challenge for me. However, I had a lot of help and by following these tips and steps, you'll be putting on an art show in no time!

 

If you take the time to prepare up front your show will come across as slick, well organised and professional, which in turn gives potential buyers of your art confidence.

 

 

Venue: The "Where?"

Event centers are great places to have art shows. Try talking to the owners. If they don't have art on their walls, try introducing them to the idea. Not only will it make them look good (by supporting local art), you will have a place to exhibit your art.

 

Try any place:

 

 

Name of Exhibit

It took me a while to come up with the perfect name, but with some help I managed to find the right one.

 

Choosing a good title for your art is important. It says something about what the drawing or painting means to you as an artist and gives the viewer some clues about approaching the piece. The same can be said about the exhibit as a whole.

 

 

Write up a budget for your art show.

Include in your budget: artists’ fees, project fees, overhead, advertising, printing catalog and invitations, shipping and handling, customs duty, framing, installing, lighting and opening expenses.

 

 

Getting your Artwork Ready for the Show

 

 

Guide to Items for Display and Possible Uses

 

 

Press Releases and Announcements

 

 

Announcement Contents Checklist

 

 

Sponsorships

 

 

Food and Entertainment

 

Music is a good way to add some ambiance to the event. The easiest way is to play music in the background. You can also invite some musicians to play live music, but it’s best that they are acoustic. You want the music to compliment your event, not overshadow it. Also, remember to feed and water your musicians to keep them happy.

 

 

Sales Tips

 

 

Things Not to Do

 

 

Hanging the exhibit

 

 

During the Run of the Show

 

 

Recording the Event

 

 

After the Show

After the exhibition comes the pulling down. Be careful with this process, so you don’t damage the works. This is especially pertinent if you are handling a sold work. Clean and vacuum the gallery and return the keys to the owners once you are done.

 

Send thank you notes to everyone who volunteered.

 

Celebrate!

https://toughnickel.com/self-employment/How-To-Organize-An-Art-Show-And-Sale

 

 

 

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3 days ago

How To Choose An MC For Your Wedding

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Once you’ve booked a date for your wedding, you’ll need to choose an MC or master of ceremonies. While you’ll both remain the most important people of the day, they’ll also play a vital role in keeping the day running smoothly. Some of their jobs include organising guests for photos and helping guests find their allocated seats, plus managing the speeches!   1.Look for Confidence – you need a person who is confident speaking to large crowds using a mic...

Once you’ve booked a date for your wedding, you’ll need to choose an MC or master of ceremonies. While you’ll both remain the most important people of the day, they’ll also play a vital role in keeping the day running smoothly. Some of their jobs include organising guests for photos and helping guests find their allocated seats, plus managing the speeches!

 

1.Look for Confidence – you need a person who is confident speaking to large crowds using a microphone. The trick is to choose an MC who has a strong presence but will not outshine the bride and groom.

 

 

2.Someone You Both Like & Respect – you’re both trusting this person with parts of your wedding day, so you need to like them as a person. As a go-between with suppliers, guests and even staff, they need to be able to follow your directions to the letter. Trusting that they will do this is key for you to have a relaxing and stress-free day.

 

 

3.Humorous – a great sense of humour is important in a master of ceremonies. They need to be able to make guests feel comfortable, break the ice and are someone people enjoy listening to. Be sure to let them know your boundaries when it comes to making jokes though, especially crude ones!

 

 

4.Organised – if they can make a list and stick to it, there’s a good chance they’ll be fine. An organised MC will keep your wedding day on track, ensuring things happen just the way you wanted.

 

 

5.Great Communicator – being able to chat with you both and understand what you both want is vital in an MC. On the day (or even before), they’ll talk with the photographer, guests and the caterer. They’ll need to make quick decisions, follow directions and give instructions too.

by Amanda

https://southernbride.co.nz/choose-mc-wedding/

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4 days ago

IBADAN 2019 MEGATON EXPO

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Title: IBADAN 2019 MEGATON EXPO   Topic: Guarantee You Success In 2020   Date:  December 12, 2019   Time:  10 AM   Venue: NuStreams Conference & Culture Centre            

Title: IBADAN 2019 MEGATON EXPO

 

Topic: Guarantee You Success In 2020

 

Date:  December 12, 2019

 

Time:  10 AM

 

Venue: NuStreams Conference & Culture Centre

           

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