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Every bride needs to know these tips! Our wedding tips articles below cover topics such as saving money with a budget, organization by a master list, elegant crystal, extensive list of reception sites and much more. Printable information to keep with all your wedding notes!
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The big day starts with big plans
Every bride should ready this. Wedding planning involves a seemingly endless "to do" list. The best advice for planning the dream wedding? Book everything early. "And be flexible."
List keeps plans organized
The best organized weddings are the ones where every detail has been thought of in advance. Keeping a master checklist, starting six months to a year before the wedding.
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Simplicity, substitutions save money. The result is a wonderful celebration with many friends and family members without going into debt over the experience.
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The best organized weddings are the ones where every detail has been thought of in advance. Keeping a master checklist ensures that nothing is left to chance. Timetable should start six months to a year before the wedding. Keep checklist handy.
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1) A picnic at sunset on a quiet beach
2) Candlelight and champagne in your favourite restaurant
(possibly where you had your first date)
3) Enjoying a scenic mountain view
4) Hiking through a scenic park
5) At a famous monument, national park
6) On a scenic hotel balcony
7) A steam train ride through the country
8) A hot air balloon trip
9) Romantic picnic on a wine farm
10) Underneath the stars in the country
Other suggestions from our readers
• On a historic plantation
• On the bow of a cruise ship.
It is amazing how our breathing can ground us and in moments of fear (when we sometimes experience a sense of almost observing ourselves from the outside?) Slow, mindful breathing will often bring us back "into the body"...and into balance.
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Some standards of etiquette have continued through the years. Below is a list of the most often asked questions from our brides and a correct response; socially, as well as according to etiquette.
"I've been married before, can I still wear white?"
Years ago, the answer would have been a definite no; but today the answer is yes....that is, if the gown also has color on it. Some brides choose to wear a solid soft color such as ivory or rum pink. Another option is to have colored rosebuds or other flowers appliqued to the gown. You could also choose to wear an all white gown and have a cluster of colored flowers at the back waist. Any of these options would satisfy the etiquette rules when applied to wearing white on a remarriage.
"I've been married before in a small civil ceremony, since I'm having a big wedding this time, can I wear a blusher over my face?"
The answer to this is no. Any bride, married before in any type of ceremony, should not wear a blusher over her face. The only time a blusher is put over the brides' face is when it is her first marriage.
"Can my Father walk me down the aisle, even if I've been married before?"
Again the answer is no. According to etiquette, if your Father has given you away once...he can't give you away again.
"Do I have to wear gloves?" Etiquette states, "A woman isn't properly dressed until she has her hat and gloves on". Etiquette sets the standard for invitations, but some rules have been allowed to change through the years. The wedding ceremony should be on one invitation and the reception should be on another. This is due to the fact that a religious ceremony should never be mixed with a social ceremony! This is why there are reception cards. It is; however, socially acceptable to put the reception on the wedding invitation. When an exact head count is necessary for the caterer, a respond card is needed. On a respond card, the wording is done in a way, that a reply date, a name of the guest and number attending is requested. Thank you notes (or informals) are never pre-printed! The only pre-printed part on an informal is the name (or names) on the front side. There are several correct ways to word an informal. In addition to the brides' maiden name, her married name also needs to be on an informal to thank those who give a gift at or after the wedding.
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The Newspaper in Education program at the Richmond Times-Dispatch was established to enable educators to use the newspaper in classrooms to supplement their texts and to provide the most up-to-date materials available for all curricula. It is a part of a world-wide network of newspapers that offer special services to educators.
At The Times-Dispatch, we offer these services to educators who use class sets of newspapers at least once a week for ten weeks:
Call or email at least five working days before your order is to start. When you call, make sure you know how many copies of the newspaper you want, your start and final date for delivery, and any days you want to skip because of holidays. You may order for once a week or as often as you like, but you must order one newspaper for each student in your class.
Each fall we run a children's story that publishes once a week for 18 to 20 weeks in our Flair section.
Right before the winter holiday, we publish a week-long activity for students to keep them motivated while learning at a time they (and teachers) are anticipating the break.
1. Draw a rough floor plan of a home. Collect newspaper pictures of furniture and appliances to fill the home and make it comfortable. Determine the approximate cost of furnishing a home by using classified ads.
2. Make a chart that is divided into four parts: spring, summer, fall, winter. Cut out pictures of clothing you would wear during each season. Paste the pictures under each word.
3. Prepare menus using food advertisements in the newspaper. Example: Christmas dinner, Italian dinner, etc. Make sure that you include something from all four-food groups.
4. Collect articles of accidents that have happened in the home. Tell how the accidents could have been prevented.
5. Select a job in the classified section of The Times-Dispatch. Write a letter to the Human Resources director of your chosen job stating what qualities make you perfect for that job.
6. Check the salary levels for unskilled workers in the help-wanted section of the classified ads. Compare the salaries to those for skilled laborers or professional positions. What are the differences and why?
7. Find a recipe in the food section of The Times-Dispatch. Examine the recipe's ingredients to see if it includes enough of the nutrients necessary for a balanced diet. What other foods or recipes could you add to make a balanced meal?
8. Go on a scavenger hunt in The Times-Dispatch. Find and circle the following items: the price of a used Ford truck, the name of the president of the United States, a TV show that starts at 8PM, the high temperature of a city in Virginia, a sports score, an index.
9. Look at the grocery ads in The Times-Dispatch and find an example of multiple products sold for one price (example: 3 ears of corn for $2.00). What is the cost of each item? Is a larger quantity of an item always the better value?
10. Find an example of a comic strip in the Flair section of The Times-Dispatch that shows two coworkers or an employee and manager having a conflict. Rewrite the comic strip depicting a better way for the characters to handle the disputed situation.
*Ideas compliments of the Newspaper Association of America Foundation
1. Make a Hall of Fame, Hall of Shame poster of bulletin board. Clip articles and cartoons of people who are exhibiting good character traits. Place these under the Hall of Fame heading. Place examples of people not using good character traits under the Hall of Shame heading.
2. Go through The Times-Dispatch and make a "survival vocabulary list" of words that a person would need to know to be a good responsible citizen in today's world. Be sure to list the legal terms you find that we assume all people understand.
3. Read an article in The Times-Dispatch about an individual who is honest. What has the honest act? What were the consequences of the act? Would you have made the same decision?
4. Make a family crest that shows examples of what is good about yourself and your family. Look through today's paper and cut out words or pictures that remind you of what you like about your family. Paste them on a sheet of paper.
5. Look through The Times-Dispatch for an article that shows individuals, groups or nations involved in a conflict. Write down the different sides, and what seems to be the reason or reasons for the conflict. Think of as many different ways as you can that they might resolve this conflict. Write a letter to the editor that explains how the groups or nations can resolve their conflict. Would these groups need courage, kindness, forgiveness, and patience? What other character traits would they need to exhibit to solve their conflict?
Journalism Teachers: Use this online guide to journalism to help your students improve their school newspaper. http://www.timesdispatch.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=RTD/HTMLPage/RTD_HTMLPage&c=HTMLPage&cid=1031773375968100 Ways to Use the Newspaper - Newspaper Knowledge
1. According to the index, what pages are the following found on: classified ads, sports, editorials, local news, weather, the crossword puzzle?
2. Find the following information: the telephone number would you call and the starting weekly cost for a home delivered subscription to The Times-Dispatch. The name of the editor and publisher of The Times-Dispatch. A comic strip showing a working woman. The score from a local sporting event. The names of three wire services used by The Times-Dispatch.
3. Clip and label an example of each of the following: index, byline, cutline, dateline and headline.
4. Find a newspaper article that is about each of the following: a meeting of a government agency, a press conference, a disaster or unexpected happening, the schools.
5. Find five stories from different cities in Virginia. Then find five stories different states and five stories from different countries. Locate each of these cities, states and countries on a map.
6. Project yourself into societies in which there are no newspapers. Make a list of all the functions provided by the newspaper, including such things as providing news, serving as an advertising medium, social announcements, upcoming events, critical reviews, etc. How would each of these functions be met in a newspaperless society?
7. Scan The Times-Dispatch and name some of the beats covered by reporters. If you were a reporter, what beat would you like to cover and why?
8. Make a chart showing examples of the vocabulary variations that appear in different sections of the newspaper. For instance, the jargon used by the food editor and sports editor would probably be quite different.
9. In The Times-Dispatch, find examples of editorials that are written to: inform the reader, interpret the news for the reader, entertain the reader, and influence the reader.
10. Use the classified section to buy materials or hire services to help you cross the following barriers: a snake pit, a barbed wire fence, a 10 foot wall, a 20 foot deep moat with snapping crocodiles, an angry giant. Compare your selected products and services with your classmates.
*Ideas compliments of the Newspaper Association of America Foundation
"The newspaper is the most widely used of the media [as a teaching instrument in the classroom], the direct result of a national campaign by publishers, known as Newspapers in Education (NIE).
Before the advent of NIE, newspapers tended to be used only by secondary school social studies teachers in two-week units or for Friday current events sessions. Now, however, newspapers are used throughout the school year in every area of the curriculum."
Those are the word of Nola Kortner Aiex, author of Using Newspapers as Effective Teaching Tools. Indeed, the news is more a part of the school curriculum than it ever was -- for many reasons. Ten of the reasons teachers find newspapers such effective classroom teaching tools are detailed in the NIE feature "Why Use Newspapers?" which points out that newspapers
This week, Education World offers ten additional reasons -- in the form of ten terrific classroom activities -- for you to use newspapers in your classroom.