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How to have a stress free wedding

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Weddings can be challenging to plan, but they do not always have to be like that.

Your wedding or whoever’s you are planning doesn’t have to be stressful. You deserve to enjoy the wedding you have planned too.

If you follow these guidelines, you are on your way to stress-free wedding planning.

1. Delegate roles

Ideally, it is not always suitable for the bride-to-be to plan her wedding; however, sometimes, it is necessary. Delegate roles and responsibilities to your friends, immediate sisters, people you can trust to carry out their function without stressing you unnecessarily. Delegation gives you more time to yourself.

2. Prioritize and budget appropriately

Set your priorities right; if you have a wedding theme in mind, how your wedding dress should be, the décor of your hall, the kind of makeup you want etc., let that be your main priority. Also, understand that you must be ready to spend to get the best of this and more. Budgeting is also crucial in planning a wedding; some emergencies may arise in the course of planning; you should keep a contingency capital off about 10-15%. Budget realistically, avoid unnecessary excesses, do not go above your means to impress people or as the streets would say ‘who you wan impress.’

3. Select your bridesmaids wisely

One of the significant roles of bridesmaids is to support and give a helping hand primarily; let’s not forget the hype part. Bridesmaids should not add more stress to your already stressful schedule; wisely choose people, friends who understand you, who can calm you down in the face of anxiety. This will help you a great deal.

4. Hire vendors you trust

You can have a stressful wedding if one of your vendors disappoints or doesn’t deliver to par. Ensure that the vendors you hire are people who will deliver quality, check their records and past jobs to ensure the quality of their works. Pay them well, too; if you want quality, you must also pay well.

5. Tune out unnecessary takes

Remember it is your wedding and not theirs, you know what you want, therefore learn to ignore unnecessary ideas and opinions from people, avoid them and stand your ground. If someone complains about why you want a garden-themed wedding instead of a church wedding, tell them to mind their business respectfully or avoid them altogether. People will always give their takes on the issue and never contribute or give solutions to the problem.

At the end of the day, what matters is that you are getting married to the love of your life. Let this thought drive your happiness and help you tune out stress and negativity.

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4 social media hacks every small business owner should try

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Running a business might have been your new year’s resolution, but that doesn’t mean that you can get by on vibes alone.

If you’re trying to run a business this year and it’s mainly going to be online then we’ve got some incredible hacks that will make all the different aspects of managing and marketing an online business so much easier.

1. Use Influencers To Share Your Business Ads

If you’ve started a business online you would have also created various social media pages for that business. However, if you’re just starting out, it’s very unlikely that you’re going to have a lot of followers or a high engagement on any of the social media platforms. That’s where influencers come in. You can reach out to these people with huge followings and get them to share your business ads on their page.

2. Don’t Just Market Online. Use Offline Strategies As Well

Just because your business is an online business doesn’t mean that all your marketing for the business should be online. If you’re on campus you can also print some flyers to be shared in the shuttles or you can put some flyers up on your hall’s notice board. People who see your flyer will be that much more likely to look your business up online whenever they need the particular product or service that you’re offering.

3. Set-Up A WhatsApp Chat Bot

Another hack you can use when you’re just starting out with an online business is creating automated responses on your WhatsApp business account. For this, you’ll need to download the WhatsApp Business app on the Play Store or the App Store. Once you’ve set up automated responses your customers can get answers to frequently asked questions without you ever being online.

4. Use Buffer To Share Posts Across All Your Business Social Media Pages

Managing posts across multiple different social media platforms can be difficult if you’re not good at multi-tasking. Luckily, there are platforms that let you put all the social media accounts for your business in one place in order to manage them more easily. One of those apps is Buffer. On the free plan you can schedule and share to your different business social pages.

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5 things married men say to convince single ladies

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Some men are straightforward enough to confess that they are married.

If she is unlucky, he will lie to her that he is single until she starts getting calls from his wife or she finds out by herself that he is married.

Here are some lies they say;

Unprovoked, these men are more than ready to drag their wives to the gutter when it comes to performance in the other room or general behaviour like cooking and cleaning and these statements are usually lies.

In the history of words that have no meaning, this ‘separation’ these men speak of tops the list because they are still legally married and do not intend to leave their wives for any woman.

Lies and more lies. As if the imaginary edge they have given another woman over their legally married partners should count for something.

Most times, they promise to leave their wives for the younger woman. Take those words with a pinch of salt.

Indeed, some of their wives are aware of their husband’s philandering and perhaps because she refuses to say anything, these men have concluded that it is okay to just continue.

Most married men who cheat love the idea of having a wife and children, but that is where it stops; it is just an idea. They would still much rather enjoy the freedom they had when they were single.

Some single young ladies do not mind too, so it turns out to be the perfect adultery recipe.

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6 books that inspired billionaire Jeff Bezos

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Working remotely and mostly alone, Steve Grand created his 1996 computer game ‘Creatures’ by writing roughly 250,000 computer code lines alone. In this book, the author tries to decode artificial intelligence and life in context of his computer game.

The book “was influential in the creation of Amazon Web Services, or AWS, the service that popularized the notion of the cloud,” writes author Brad Stone in his book ‘The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon’. In this biography on Amazon, Stone writes about the books that inspired Jeff Bezos for forming Amazon.

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