Friday, March 20, 2015

Limousine Options: Which One is Right For Your Wedding Day?

Today's post is from Echo LimousineThey are the best-rated limo service company in Chicago, providing reliable and dependable car service with a wide range of customized packages suited to any needs and events.
Imagine it's your wedding day. Thinking about the entrance you want to make your wedding ceremony. How do you visualize it? Are you dropping from the sky in a hot-air balloon? Rolling by on a parade float? Or panting up to the door in your most comfortable sneakers after an invigorating run? These days, very little is off limits as far as wedding transportation goes.
One of the classic choices is the ever popular limousine. If this is what you are considering, choosing the right limousine to definitely has it' perks:
  • You can seat ten or more people comfortably.
  • You are able to watch TV.
  • Serve yourself from the bar, and
  • Have a chauffeur at your beck and call.
A big shiny limo is also impressive enough to instill awe in the occupants of those boring regular cars sitting in right next to your limo in traffic. There are lots of options available to you choose from so make sure to look at the variety of limos and ask some questions:
  • What limo types and sizes are available?
  • How many people can comfortably fit into each type and size?
You can seat anywhere from seven to twenty people in limos depending on the type of limo you reserve. Let's talk about the types.  
Types of Limos
Limos vary in size, amenities, luxuries, style and color, although most are black and white. Five main types of limos exist. Each is unique and serves its own unique purpose.
1. Stretch-Hummer Limos:
If you would like to ride with your entire wedding party, consider riding in style in a trendy Stretch-Hummer limo. It's luxurious with additional amenities:
  • Flat screen TV,
  • Disco balls,
  • Bar areas,
  • Glasses,
  • Tinted windows and much more.
Hummers have a rugged and very distinguishing exterior. They are a far cry from the classic limo look. While it's expensive, Stretch-Hummer limo is still very popular option for your weddings.
2. The Chauffeured Limo, Lincoln Town Car
For those who want to mix adventure with luxury, arranging a Lincoln Town Car for wedding would certainly be a memorable experience. A town car is a smaller chauffeur-driven option. It has a larger frame with a rear spacious passenger compartment, offering a substantial amount of foot room. This larger area gives you a more comfortable ride. Town cars generally accommodate two to three passengers but may just be the perfect way to get you and the groom to and from the festivities, at a lesser cost. This vehicle is unpretentious, earthy, and natural.
4. Extra-length, Custom-Coachwork Luxury Stretch Limousines
The current trend with wedding cars is very much the Stretch Limo. It's custom-crafted and stands apart from all other cars in styling, performance, value. These limos can come in a wide variety of setups, having the most flexibility in the ways they can be equipped for your wedding.
It can accommodate more people and larger wedding parties with the amenities to match. When you picture a limousine in your minds eye, it is very likely that you'll see a Stretch Limo. They simply exude class and luxury.
5. The Limo Party Bus
It may not provide you with that sleek wow factor, but it's functional and well equipped. The Limo Party Bus is different, and the difference lies in the purpose, which is transporting the entire wedding party. This is a great option as it has lots of room and even allows for standing space! It contains:
  • Plenty of seats for everyone;
  • Plenty of room for purses, coats, and champagne bottles; and
  • A fun, casual atmosphere on board.
To be fair, you can't expect this car to be the epitome of class, nor should you expect to feel as though you've stepped into anything resembling a limo. This is definitely a functional vehicle. Your entire wedding party fits inside, and that spells good times for you.
6. Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) Limousines: The Lincoln Navigator Stretch
The flashy SUV Limos. Lincoln Navigators stretched out, are able to accommodate more people and larger parties. It can seat up to 14 passengers. Celebrities and VIPs are the typical types of people you would see renting this limo. It has the perfect mix of luxury and style. The SUV Limo is one of the hottest wedding day vehicle in the segment. It comes with all of the standard amenities including a full bar, interior ceiling lighting, multiple televisions, and spacious seating. 
Most of you want to arrive at your wedding in style, and these days many options are available. You could use any of these limos to get you to the church and reception on time. As long as something can move you from here and there, it's fair game. Admittedly, some limos might seem more appealing than others. Make sure you select the right limo to accommodate your wedding needs.
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Friday, March 6, 2015

Relationships Unplugged

Have you ever gone unplugged for a few hours or even a day or more? I mean really unplugged. No phones, no computers, no television. I do at least once a week for 24 hours and I can't tell you how significant it is in my relationships. If you've never unplugged, give it a whirl and let me know what you think.
Having a day off from emails, texting, social media, and media in general is extremely helpful in building and maintaining your relationships, be it with your spouse, children, relatives or friends. Think about how many times you've checked your phone when talking to your significant other or uploaded the latest pictures of your kids while they're vying for your attention. Or maybe the chatter of the television always seems to be the background music of your home. Turning off these distractions forces you to interact with those around you. And that's a good thing. In such a fast paced world, it's nice to have a regular breather. It's even better to have one when you can cultivate your relationships.
Consider that going unplugged means giving your undivided attention to your spouse when he's speaking. It means not being too busy to play with your children uninterrupted. It means enjoying true quiet time through meditation or self-reflection or reading a good book without having to put it down because the phone rings. These precious, but few moments, highlights what ought to be the most important areas in your life. And it's in these moments that your relationships grow, while you grow and learn as an individual.
Sure, it's hard. You're busy. You don't want to miss out on anything. But after you give it a try, you might come to realize that you didn't miss anything after all. You also might find yourself with a newfound energy and spirit. Hopefully, you and your loved ones will feel more connected and happier (if you all agree to being unplugged at the same time). If you're newly married, now is an opportune time to agree together to go unplugged routinely. Give yourself a day and time and stick to it. It will give you something to look forward to and more resolve to keep it going. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Take Control of Your Wedding To-Do List in 5 Minutes

Tackling a long wedding to-do list can be overwhelming and stressful. That's why it might be a good idea to break it down into smaller parts and tackle it a little at a time. Not only will it get things done, it will help motivate you to keep crossing things off that list. And that makes for a happy bride! So what do you have to do? Wake up five minutes earlier every day and conquer one of these bridal tasks in five minute: 
1. Write a Thank You Note- You don't have to wait until you have a pile of gifts before you start writing your thank yous. Identify one person, grab a notecard, and write. Put it in a stamped envelope and you're done. It will save you time in the long run and your hand will thank you.
2. Pay a Bill- Behind on paying one of your wedding vendor invoices? It doesn't take much to pull out the checkbook and make the payment. In less than five minutes you can pay someone who's helping you and not have that worry looming over you.
3. Start Creating Your Guest List- Guest lists are the bane of many bride's to-do lists. That's why it may help to do it in phases. Get a blank sheet of paper and pen and set your timer for five minutes. Now start writing out names of everyone you think you'd invite to your wedding. No perfection needed here. Whether it takes you two or five days, you'll have a good list. Then you can tweak it as needed.
4.  Schedule an Appointment- Haven't yet scheduled that appointment with the florist or your hair and make-up trial? Open up your calendar and pick up the phone. Get it on the books and you're done. One less thing on your list! 
5. Write Out Your Playlist- Much like your guest list, you can break this one up in segments too. Paper, pen, timer and go! Remember five minutes is your max. Put your list somewhere safe and finish it in another five minutes on a different day.
Nothing here on your to-do list? No problem. You can break down pretty much anything that needs to get done on your end. Five or ten minutes makes it doable and less overwhelming. But notice how nothing on the list is done on the computer. That's because once you get on the computer, your tablet or other device you can get easily drawn away to other distractive things, like checking your email or updating your status. That's not what your five minutes is for. It's to get things done. Period. Now, Go!