Finding just the right wedding venue for the reception is one of the first things couples face when arranging their nuptials. From the question of whether to stage an indoor or outdoor occasion to the length of the guest list, it frequently seems like there are way more questions than answers. Selecting the perfect wedding location can be an intimidating task. If you’re not clear on what you must look for in your reception site keep these useful hints in mind.
What is your expectation of a wedding venue?
What is your expectation of a wedding photographer on your wedding venue?
Decide what your priorities are for your venue and after that create a worksheet that lists all these vital points, permitting you to keep track of every venue’s appropriateness as you do your study. Do an online investigation and begin with an extended list of venues which you like the glance of in your chosen geological area before communicating them for further information.
Light can create -or break – the space and the mood. If you are getting married during the day, ensure your hall has a bounty of windows. Who desires to expend six hours in a dark room while the sun is shining? If it is an evening event, ensure that the room is not too not bright or that the lighting may be controlled for a big entrance, dancing, and dinner. If you are marrying outside, say, at sundown, will you be capable to set up candles if essential?
Partying, Eating and Drinking Areas
There must be logical places within the space where guests can eat, talk, drink, and dance. When you are standing in the space, seek to envision wherever each action would occur (particularly if your wedding ceremony will be there).
A Great Point of View
What will your guests observe when they are walking into the room for your wedding? Whether it is your urban skyline, a stunning view of rolling mountains outside the windows, or the roaring sea on the sand after you, outstanding locations with an outlook is always a bonus. Look to a place’s architectural details or decoration: period furniture in the corners, fine Persian rugs on the floors, artwork on the walls all give your reception location that something additional.
Wedding Venue Visits
Formerly you have drawn up a shortlist of appropriate venues; you can begin visiting them in person. At what time visiting venues give attention to the little details, like what the bathrooms are like, routes your guests will take, wherever the power sockets are for your band / DJ /speeches/ceremony music and whether there is air conditioning /ample heating.
Finding a wedding venue is the great chance for your wedding videographer and wedding photographer to make stunning photo and video clips of your special day! The vital piece of the enigma that will assist bring all your thoughts together. This will be the major expenditure for your wedding, thus you can never ask too many questions!
Professional Wedding Videography and Wedding Photography
Are you going to get married? That you're definitely thinking to have professionals in wedding photography and wedding photography industry to film your special occasion. The wedding day is the only one day where will be memorized forever in the couple's mind. And the vividness of those memories will depend on whether you have some pictures or video of your wedding and what quality they have. So, after choosing a venue for your wedding, let's start your wedding photographer-videographer research. It's wise to think twice before employ professionals for your wedding. First of all, you have to make your research on the internet and pick several potential candidates who will be filming your wedding. After then, you could take a look at their portfolio and choose according to your wedding theme and style. Every wedding is unique and the same thing with your potential wedding videographer or photographer. Make your choice wisely. Try to meet with the wedding photographer in person and start to ask about some suggestions for your wedding. And then, you will be able to quickly realize the professionalism and level position of that person. It's very simple to make a decision but it would hard to realize that you have chosen the wrong person. So, think twice!
I would recommend Kos as a Professional Videographer and Photographer with years of experience in the wedding industry. He has his creative way of filming weddings, and his photography methodology will fit most contemporary wedding styles. Good luck with your wedding day!
It amazes me that in the last 6 years, the blogosphere has really exploded. And we have been evangelists, spreading the word about this medium and using the Internet to reach new customers and bring new eyes to you and your business. And yet every week, I run into people who still don't get it. We have numerous articles on this site that explore all of the aspects and advantages of blogs, Web 2.0 and Social Media. It should be a no-brainer!
If you have only a website today, that's like having a billboard out in a cornfield on a dirt road. Wouldn't you rather have your billboard on a busy freeway where thousands and thousands of people can see it???
Some people get it - some people don't. Since we have LIVED THIS since 2005, we understand it, inside and out! We have invested over 20,000 hours between us, "blogging"! I grew up living in the library! (remember those?!)
But the delivery of information changed the world when Google joined the game 10 years ago with a mission to digitize the world! Do you have a question? Google it! You will find your answer in seconds!
BLOG is an ugly word for many people - and it is misunderstood and underutilized! They started as boring junky journals. A place for people to vent, share their thoughts, whatever. They have now become robust online magazines! The top bloggers in the world figured out the more they post, the faster their audience grew.
What is a Blog? The Lines Continue To Blur
Wikipedia defines blogs as:
A Blog (a contraction of the term "Weblog") is a Web site, usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order.
The Blogosphere is the collective community of all blogs. Since all blogs are on the Internet by definition, they may be seen as interconnected and socially networked. Discussions "in the Blogosphere" have been used by the media as a gauge of public opinion on various issues.
But as the Blogosphere grows in size and influence, the lines between what is a blog and what is a mainstream media site become less clear. Larger blogs are taking on more characteristics of mainstream sites and mainstream sites are incorporating styles and formats from the Blogosphere. In fact, 95% of the top 100 US newspapers have reporter blogs.
Blogs are the NEW website
So you can have an old-school website, out in the cornfield...or a new-school website on a superhighway. Or have both, and just link them together.
We live in an information society! And people want their news, media, entertainment NOW - not on tonight's TV news and not in tomorrow's newspaper. Which is why the online corporate video production and marketing agencies are growing up.
Ask any business - what do they want to accomplish? Reach new clients and/or potential customers! Well, guess what? A website probably won't do that. A website is simply a glorified business card or brochure online. It's a one-way "push" source of information.
ALEXA a respected authority in the WEB industry, the top 100 "websites" are not websites at all. (for the most part)
they are what we call WEB 2.0 sites. Interactive sites. Streaming news sites. Most of them are updated hourly, daily or weekly. And/or they allow interaction with the public. People seek current, useful information and the public can now participate in the sharing. (the #1 website in the world? GOOGLE!)
Google (and most search engines) know how to separate the good from the bad. There is a lot of garbage out there. There are "spammers" who try to weasel in and "work" the system. However, 9 times out of 10, Google will deliver you the best of the best information about what you are looking for.
Most people do not realize what has happened in the last few years. YELLOW PAGES are dead. They are doorstops! Google changed its search. And Blogs and "new" information have taken over. And business owners can use this to their advantage.
This is the power of blogs. Providing information. Google loves freshness and they love information, that is why most websites don't get indexed well. They are not fresh. They don't provide useful information - they SELL. Also, most search robots cannot read a website fully, because of the crazy code used and complicated bells and whistles people add to the site to make it fancy, to make it "pretty". Search robots will shut down, and walk away.
You have to PUSH people to websites.
60-90% (usually) of all website traffic, is usually direct hits. Pushed traffic. People who already know the name of your company or have a web address. The information these websites provide usually does not attract the search robots.
You can PULL people to a blog. It can attract readers organically. 60-90% (usually) of all blog traffic, usually comes inorganically. They find YOU. That's the difference. That's the beauty of blogs. It's because they are written in a simpler code, it's because Google and robots can read them faster and easier, it's because search algorithms have gotten smarter! However, you have to understand how they work, the strategy behind a good publisher's efforts, and what the search engines are looking for to win in the game of organic keyword search! And you have to provide information people are searching for.
Google looks for freshness.
The more you post, the more lift you get. Most websites do not update very often.
Google WEB 2.0 CONSULTANTS - we're on page one, out of 8,000,000 links!
Google GAY TRAVEL, we're on page one, out of 5,000,000 links!
Google MINIATURE YORKIE - we're on page one, out of 1,000,000 sites!
Google BUSINESS BLOGGING, we are usually on page one or two, out of 10,000,000 sites.
Google SKULL ART, under images - we represent a Surface Pattern Design artist, who wanted a website - and we talked him into a blog. He is ALWAYS on page one! In the last 6 months, he has sold 8, $3000 pieces of art AND been picked up by 3 galleries, all because they found him and his "blog". - which is really just a website that he updates about every 12 weeks!
Google SKULL ART, under images - we represent an artist, who wanted a website - and we talked him into a blog. He is ALWAYS on page one! In the last 6 months, he has sold 8, $3000 pieces of art AND been picked up by 3 galleries, all because they found him and his "blog". - which is really just a website that he updates about every 12 weeks!
Google GAY ANAHEIM - we have an article usually on page one or two. The city of Anaheim and the Orange County Tourism board discovered we were always on page one for GAY TRAVEL. They wanted to be there too - and expose their amazing city to gay travellers. They flew us out there, and wined us and dined us, all expenses paid, to get us to cover them. Because they saw the power of our site. Last month alone, we got phone calls from MTV, LOGO TV, and press releases from 10 different companies, all asking us to help them promote something or they wanted to buy an ad on our site! They came to us.
Any business-any industry-can benefit.
Anyone can set up a blog! It's cheap. We can help get you there quicker, by shortening the learning curve. That's why people come to us. They don't want to spend 6 months figuring it out and make the top 10 mistakes most people make.
We made mistakes. We learned from the best. We studied online marketing. We have done tests and seen the results. I consider us experts, and I can say that confidently. We have launched over 50 blogs in the last 3 years. Our own 15 personal blogs rank in the top 2% in the world! Not many people can say that. - People come to us for our expertise and knowledge. They don't want to have to recreate the wheel. Can we promise to get you on page one? NO. I don't run Google. Do we get most clients on Page one? Yes! But it does depend on their keywords. If it's a competitive world, it's going to take a strong, mature blog. We DO guarantee to get you brand new traffic. Traffic that finds you. Traffic that never knew you existed!
We have a wonderful client here in Chicago who does electrolysis - permanent hair removal. She had a website and just was not happy. She heard us speak and she hired us to help her build her blog site. In 6 months - she has gotten more new clients, that have found her with the new site! And get this, she originally had about 2 dozen "keywords" that she thought people would find her by. We ran her analytics reports...over 5000 people found her using 2000 different keyword combinations! An old-school website can not deliver that. Period!
We have countless examples. IT WORKS! It may come in roundabout ways, but people will come and find you! People are still set in the old mindset though, I need a website... but guess what? blogs are websites. They are NEW WEBSITES! You just have to understand them and how they work, to maximize the information that you can share with the world!
A BLOG IS THE MOST MISUNDERSTOOD
AND UNDER-UTILIZED TOOL
IN THIS WEB 2.0 WORLD!
I gave a seminar the other day and amongst the audience, there was a lot of confusion around blogs, exactly what they are and what they can do.
Let me try to clarify....
Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and
sizes, and there are no real rules.
In simple terms, a blog (short for "weblog") is a website, where you can write stuff, or post stuff (text, art, photos, video, etc) on an ongoing basis. You can add to it as little as or as much as you want to.
Where most websites are more static and rarely updated, a blog can be more like an "online magazine" or newsletter to the world. Always changing. Always growing. New stuff shows up at the top, so your visitors can read what's new.
Then they comment on it or link to it or email you. Or not.
Blogs have reshaped the Web, impacted politics, shaken up journalism, and enabled millions of people to
have a voice and connect with others.
Businesses are now learning how to use a "blog" as a marketing tool. They are much more powerful than a website, and much more search engine friendly than a basic website. Websites just sit there. You have to promote them. You have to PUSH people to them. Blogs on the other hand PULL people to you through organic keyword search. People who are "Google-ing" looking for the information, ideas, products, and services that you are talking about on your blog!
You might look at the front page of a blog and think that there is not much to them. A few recent entries, some links to other sites and not much else.
However, look at the sidebar for the archives. The author only displays the "X" amount of entries.
Then the information is archived. So it holds hundreds of pages of information.
A blog is simply and new and improved website! You don't need to be an IT person or understand complicated code to have one. They are super user friendly and search engines LOVE THEM.
Hope that helps!
When I tell someone they need to be on LINKEDIN, FACEBOOK, 43 THINGS, NAYMZ and YOUTUBE....they look at me like I have three heads!
"Why on Earth do I need to be on all of these sites?" they ask.
TO BE FOUND
If you're not there, you can't be found. The more sites you are on the more strands in the web 2.0 world that lead people to you, your products and/or services. Why plant 3 seeds when you can plant 100?
That's the same reason you need a blog. Someone told me another day they just spent $4,000 giving their website a full SEO makeover for their top 50 keywords. Do you know how many keyword combinations people used to find this blog in the last 60 days? 2173 keyword combinations! You have no idea of clients' search habits and there is NO WAY to predict how someone is going to find you. Don't assume. BE EVERYWHERE.
Today I was at Inside CRM, digging thru their archives and found 50 Social Sites That Every Business Needs a Presence on. Sure, the usual suspects are here...like those mentioned above. But there are some you might not be aware of. Like MIXX, Sphinn, Frappr, NING, XING, and ZIGGS! (who comes up with these names?!)
You MUST have an online presence, beyond your website. The Internet provides powerful networking opportunities that allow users to effectively target their audience by logging on to social media sites.
I had a conversation with a client today and she was very proud to tell me that she spent $3000 on some SEO work which included making her meta tags very robust. Yet, her website still comes up on page 26 for her keywords!
It is the belief of many, that Google places very little value, if any, on Meta tags. Again, this is why blogs can give you more lift and better rankings.
Google looks at the title, the anchor text of your links, the keywords used in your content, and the proper use of tags in a blog. All of these components, done properly and consistently, will raise you to the top of the search engines! GUARANTEED.
Quit wasting money on SEO for your website. Anyone can load up a website with a ton of meta tags. But Google is looking for relevance and consistency.
Despite the claims of some SEO companies and many people who have read a forum post about SEO so understand better than anyone how to SEO a website, the keywords meta tag is not used by Google as a part of its ranking algorithm… not even a tiny bit! People have abused keyword meta tags, so now Google basically ignores them.
Google even blogged about its disinterest in the keywords meta tag here on its Webmaster Tools blog, together with a video showing little Google cares about the keywords meta tag. - There is a lot of valuable info actually in the Free Google Webmaster Tools, under Guidelines.
Increase exposure for you and your company while establishing your organization as the "experts" in your industry. Blogs and most Web 2.0 tools are the most misunderstood and under-utilized marketing resources out there.