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Wedding Month Tip 3: Involving the Groom

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  We’ve all heard the stories, haven’t we?  And, some of you have experienced it…the uninvolved/disinterested groom-to-be.  You ask yourself things like:  What is his problem?  Doesn’t he care?  Can’t he see I’m stressed out with all these decisions?

  Truth be told, he does care.  Yes, even yours who says to you, “Just tell me when to be there and what to wear.”

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RTC PhotoWork: Holiday Facebook Fan Contest

  What is on your holiday wish list?  Really, wha’dya want?

  Me?  Well, other than world peace…;)…I would LOVE to see 200 fans on Facebook by Saturday, December 11.  Do you think you can help me make that happen?  If we hit the 200 mark by Saturday, I’ll give a bit back!

UPDATE:  Contest is being extended through Monday, December 13.  Winner will be announced Tuesday morning.  See below for updated prizes!

  What can you win?  Your choice of:

  • $50 gift card to put toward a session, print, or other photo product
  • 8x10 & 5x7 (regular or metallic)
  • 25 5x7 or 5x5 custom-designed holiday cards with envelopes!  (Check out a sample of available designs to choose from!  More designs available, and all are customizable.)

  What do you need to do?

  • First, head over to RTC PhotoWork on Facebook.  Make sure to like the page and become a fan if you are not already.
  • Then, click on “Suggest to Friends” beneath the profile pic on the page.  Send to as many friends as possible.  Feel free to post a link to our page on your profile, too!  (Remember:  We need to hit 200 fans before anyone can win.)
  • Next, head back to RTC PhotoWork on Facebook if you left.  Comment on the contest status post with what you would like to win.  No harm in bragging about how many people you suggested, either!  (One comment per person, please!)
  • Tell your friends they have a chance to win if they like the page and suggest it to their friends.  The more, the merrier!  (And, maybe we’ll have more than one winner if we hit 300 fans.  *wink*)

 How will the winner be picked?

  • When we hit 200 fans on the page on Monday, I will use random.org to generate a number.
  • Whoever is that number in the contest comments, wins!
  • Winner will be announced Tuesday morning on the blog, on twitter, and on Facebook.  The winner then has until Thursday at noon to email me to claim their prize.

  Have fun!

 Oh yeah!  All written content on RTC PhotoWork blog is copyright to RTC PhotoWork.  None of these blogs are to be posted anywhere, whether in part or in whole, unless given the express permission of RTC PhotoWork.  Please contact me at t.jcurry@yahoo.com for permission if you would like to repost any content.

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Wedding Month Tip 2: Too Much to Do

© Doug Fitzjarrell Photography

  Either you just got engaged and don’t know where to start or your mind is running you ragged constantly going over what needs to be done.

  Make a checklist!  Start with the obvious “big tasks,” then drill them down into the smaller, reasonably achievable tasks.

  It’s sounds obvious, but once you get it on paper (or computer) you can relax a little knowing you don’t have to constantly remind yourself of things.

  That list of to-do’s daunting?  Each day or designated “planning day,” grab a stack of Post-its.  Write down 3-5 of the smaller tasks and keep them in front of you.  Make them things you can get done in a day:  contact this vendor, get quotes on venues, etc.  Keep them small enough that you can achieve them and crack away at your list, so that you actually feel like you’ve made progress.  Those 3-5 tasks each day don’t seem too bad, now do they?  As you get them done, get rid of them (and update your master list).  By the end of the day, maybe you’ve just knocked out a major task on your list.  Success!

  Add to your list if you need to.  If something comes up that needs dealing quick attention, start a Post-it (for the next day).  (Thanks to Sarah Petty with the Joy of Marketing for the great Post-it idea!)

  Knowing is half the battle, and lists help you know you don’t have to have wedding brain as you go through your entire day.

  Try out Project Wedding's checklist tool that you can edit online and print out!  It’s really easy to use, and it’s free!

  Project Wedding has a lot of ideas, tips, and resources for your wedding-planning needs, but this checklist tool is by far VERY useful!

 Check back often this month for more new tips for navigating the wedding-planning process!

Fashion Bridal Photo ©Doug Fitzjarrell Photography in Waco, Texas.

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Wedding Month Tip 1: The Out-of-Town Bridesmaid

© Doug Fitzjarrell Photography

  Thank goodness it’s Friday!  Now that you have 2 days to try to squeeze in all those planning tasks you couldn’t fit in with work, school, family, and your fiance, what do you do when you have an out-of-town bridesmaid whose schedule just doesn’t seem to sync up with yours?

   If you’re using a chain for your  bridesmaids’ gowns, do some research and allow your girl to do her fitting/measurement appointment from a shop local to her.  They can write down the measurements or send them on to the store you are ordering the dresses from.  This allows your bridesmaid to get the measuring done without the hassle of arranging multiple schedules for traveling and making appointments while still allowing for the dresses to be made from the same cut of fabric.  If you’re not using a chain, and your schedules don’t match up arrange for her to make an appointment with the store within a certain timeframe so that she can travel when she is available.

Edit:  Check out this thread on Bridal Tweet's forum for more ideas on handling out-of-town bridal party!

 Check back often this month for more new tips for navigating the wedding-planning process!

Fashion Bridal Photo ©Doug Fitzjarrell Photography in Waco, Texas.

Oh yeah!  All written content on RTC PhotoWork blog is copyright to RTC PhotoWork.  None of these blogs are to be posted anywhere, whether in part or in whole, unless given the express permission of RTC PhotoWork.  Please contact me at t.jcurry@yahoo.com for permission if you would like to repost any content.

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Wedding Wednesday: Emotions VS Budget Part 2

© Doug Fitzjarrell Photography

Last week we began Wedding Wednesday’s series Emotion VS Budget.  How did you answer the first question posed in Part 1 (Intro)?

Are you settling on each of your wedding choices to save your budget, have your emotions forced you to overspend, or have you found a peaceful balance?

Did you find yourself saying, “yes,” to either (or maybe both) of the first 2 parts of that question? 

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